Authorizers Call for Review of Interagency System by Next Fall

By Sebastian Sprenger / December 11, 2007 at 5:00 AM
Congressional authorizers want the Defense Department to commission a study of how to improve cooperation among government agencies during national security crises, according to the conference report accompanying the fiscal year 2008 defense authorization bill. Pentagon officials must find an "independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization" to carry out the review within 30 days after President Bush signs the authorization legislation into law, the Dec. 6 conference report reads. House lawmakers are expected to vote on the authorization legislation tomorrow. Senators could...

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