19 Mar '12, 1pm

Secrecy News: GAO Expands Oversight of Intelligence

The Government Accountability Office has overcome longstanding opposition to its role in intelligence oversight, and has been conducting several projects involving oversight of intelligence agencies. A classified GAO review of FBI counterterrorism programs has been completed, and a GAO investigation of the role of contractors in intelligence is in progress. Last year, acting at congressional direction, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper issued an Intelligence Community Directive that authorized and required U.S. intelligence agencies to cooperate with GAO investigators, with certain restrictions. (“Intelligence Agencies Are Told to Cooperate with GAO,” Secrecy News, May 16, 2011). That DNI directive appears to have broken the logjam of agency resistance, and at least some parts of the intelligence community that previously rebuffed GAO inquiries have become co...

Full article: http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/2012/03/gao_expands.html

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