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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Intelligence Community Feels Cuts

The Intelligence Community will have deeply reduced budgets for 2013. But it won't have to cut staff. The House and Senate approved a $72 billion intelligence bill, down from $80 billion in 2012. The new bill is slightly more than the White House had requested. Lawmakers added in money for counterterrorism work against al-Qaida and for counterintelligence against foreign governments trying to spy on the United States. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said the bill holds the line on personnel and even adds a few select positions. The final bill left out restrictions on who can brief reporters on intelligence operations.


Anonymous said...

Washington and intelligence should not be used in the same sentence.

Bullard Construction said...

Since they are intelligent, there should be no problem, hence no help needed.