Mr. LOTT (for Mr. Coats) proposed an amendment to the bill, S. 2052, supra; as follows:
SEC. 307. QUADRENNIAL INTELLIGENCE REVIEW.
(a) Sense of Congress: It is the sense of Congress that--
(1) the Director of Central Intelligence and the Secretary of Defense should jointly complete, in 1999 and every 4 years thereafter, a comprehensive review of United States intelligence programs and activities;
(2) each review under paragraph (1) should--
(A) include assessments of intelligence policy, resources, manpower, organization, and related matters; and
(B) encompass the programs and activities funded under the National Foreign Intelligence Program (NFIP), the Joint Military Intelligence Program (JMIP), and the Tactical Intelligence and Related Activities (TIARA) accounts;
(3) the results of each review should be shared with the appropriate committees of Congress; and
(4) the Director, in conjunction with the Secretary, should establish a nonpartisan, independent panel (with members chosen in consultation with the committees referred to in subsection (b)(2) from individuals in the private sector) in order to--
(A) assess each review under paragraph (1);
(B) conduct an assessment of alternative intelligence structures to meet the anticipated intelligence requirements for the national security and foreign policy of the United States through the year 2010; and
(C) make recommendations to the Director and the Secretary regarding the optimal intelligence structure for the United States in light of the assessment under subparagraph (B).
(b) Report: (1) Not later than August 15, 1998, the Director and the Secretary shall jointly submit to the committees referred to in paragraph (2) the views of the Director and the Secretary regarding--
(A) the potential value of conducting reviews as described in subsection (a)(1); and
(B) the potential value of assessments of such reviews as described in subsection (a)(4)(A).
(2) The committees referred to in paragraph (1) are the following:
(A) The Select Committee on Intelligence, Committee on Armed Services, and Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.
(B) The Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Committee on National Security, and Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives.