Newer News: December 2010
November 2010 Intelligence News
- SecDef, SecState Letter to Congress on Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, November 16. "We welcome the opportunity to address your questions regarding the impact such a sale would have on the national security interests of the United States."
- Intelligence budget agreement hints at more reform by Ben Iannotta, Federal Times, November 11. "A preliminary agreement to pull national intelligence spending out of the Defense budget could breathe fresh life into a long-dormant recommendation by the Sept. 11 Commission to simplify oversight of intelligence spending, intelligence experts said."
- Panetta reminds CIA workers to avoid unauthorized leaks of information by Jeff Stein, Washington Post, November 9. "Asserting that lives have been endangered and sources compromised by 'a damaging spate of media leaks on a wide range of national security issues' in recent months, CIA Director Leon Panetta reminded the spy agency's employees Monday that unauthorized disclosures of classified information 'cannot be tolerated'."
- Intel foiled al Qaeda plot, DNI chief says by Eli Lake, Washington Times, November 3. "Mr. Clapper also disclosed that he has reached agreement with the Pentagon to take control of some $50 billion worth of nonmilitary intelligence spending for annual budgets that are currently part of the defense budget. The money will be administered by the civilian Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) by 2013, he said."
- Remarks and Q&A by DNI James Clapper at GEOINT Symposium, November 2. "One thing I am doing, I’ve secured at least a conceptual agreement with the secretary of Defense to take the National Intelligence Program out of the Defense budget. And we plan to do – try to do that in 2013."
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Updated December 2, 2010