31 Dec '12, 2pm

Senate Passes Intelligence Bill Without Anti-Leak Measures

Senate Passes Intelligence Bill Without Anti-Leak Measures December 31st, 2012 by Steven Aftergood The Senate passed the FY2013 intelligence authorization act on December 28 after most of the controversial provisions intended to combat leaks had been removed. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the bill was revised in order to expedite its passage. “Since the bill was reported out,” she said , “the Committee has received thoughtful comments from our colleagues, media organizations, and from organizations that advocate for greater governmental transparency. As a result of these comments, and technical suggestions received from the Executive Branch, we have decided to remove ten of the twelve sections in the title of the original bill that addressed unauthorized disclosures of classified information so that we might ensure enactment th...

Full article: http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/2012/12/2013_intelauth.html

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