ABSTRACT

Intelligence Issues for Congress [Updated April 20, 2009]   [open pdf - 249KB]

This CRS [Congressional Research Service] report provides updates within the Intelligence Community and speaks to the need for effective coordination between intelligence agencies necessary in order to address major threats to the United States. "On January 28, 2009 the Senate confirmed retired Admiral Dennis C. Blair as Director of National Intelligence; on February 12 Leon E. Panetta was confirmed as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In early 2009 the two intelligence committees gave renewed consideration to FY2009 intelligence authorization legislation, but media accounts indicate that no floor action is contemplated. On March 5 the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee announced an review of the CIA's detention and interrogation program which is expected to take a year. On April 16 the Administration released key memoranda from the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel on the background of the program. Media accounts indicate that the two intelligence committees will also investigate reports that the National Security Agency gathered communications of U.S. persons in the process of adjusting its practices in accordance with surveillance legislation enacted in 2008."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL33539
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2009-04-20
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