DOD Would Retain Some Intel Budget Control Under Roberts Bill

By Thomas Duffy / August 23, 2004 at 5:00 AM
The Defense Department would retain control of its two principle intelligence budgets under an intelligence reorganization bill proposed by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee. Roberts' bill, called the "9/11 National Security Protection Act," would realign several agencies under a national intelligence director, Roberts told reporters during a briefing in Washington today. The director would be given budgetary and personnel control to build a national intelligence program, he said. But the defense secretary would keep...

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