"The U.S. Intelligence Community continues to adjust to the 21st Century environment. Congressional and executive branch initiatives have emphasized improved cooperation among the different agencies that comprise the Community by giving greater coordination and managerial authority to the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI). The 9/11 Commission recommended that a new position of National Intelligence Director with even more extensive authorities be established. The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (P.L. 108-458) was signed on December 17, 2004."
CRS Issue Brief for Congress, IB10012
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