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2005-11-10 18:44:14

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives intelligence committee, which is examining a series of national security leaks, will investigate a Washington Post story on a secret CIA global prison system, officials said on Thursday. The committee's Republican chairman, Rep. Peter Hoekstra of Michigan, said the committee would look at a number of highly publicized disclosures of secrets, including a classified $44 billion figure for the annual U.S. intelligence...

2005-10-31 22:12:56

By David Morgan SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte is expected to face lawmakers next week to answer concerns about whether his new office is meeting the goals Congress envisioned in a 2004 intelligence overhaul, congressional officials said on Monday. Among other issues, lawmakers are concerned that Negroponte and top aides have been too secretive in their decision making and that a newly announced national intelligence strategy was...

2005-10-26 17:18:51

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte on Wednesday announced a new intelligence strategy that establishes the promotion of democracy as a top priority alongside the defeat of terrorism and the control of weapons proliferation. The 20-page National Intelligence Strategy sets a series of common objectives for the 15-agency espionage community and signals a move toward more centralized control over budgets and information sharing under...

2005-07-21 18:42:21

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration's new clearinghouse for intelligence on terrorism appears to have become an obstacle to information-sharing between intelligence agencies, a senior Republican lawmaker said on Thursday. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, warned that the seven-month-old National Counterterrorism Center, or NCTC, was preventing analysts from other intelligence agencies from gaining the same access to information...

2005-06-29 23:08:34

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush approved dozens ofchanges at U.S. spy agencies on Wednesday to better combatweapons of mass destruction, including creating a new centerand moving FBI counterterrorism and intelligence operationsinto a new unit. Acting in the face of sharp criticism since the Sept. 11,2001, attacks, Bush signed off on 70 of 74 recommendations froma special presidential commission and gave U.S. authorities newpowers to freeze assets of companies believed to be...

2005-06-29 00:04:03

By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has accepted 70 of74 recommendations from a presidential commission on weapons ofmass destruction, including creating a new counterproliferationcenter and lumping the FBI counterterrorism and intelligenceoperations into a new unit, sources briefed on Tuesday said. The WMD commission issued a 600-page report on March 31that sharply criticized U.S. intelligence efforts on Iraq'sweapons of mass destruction as "dead wrong" and...