Intelligence Reform and Oversight: The View from Congress
The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA) produced the most far reaching reform of the U.S. intelligence community in nearly 60 years. Join Representatives Jane Harman and Peter Hoekstra, principal leaders of the legislative process that resulted in the IRTPA, to appraise the legislation's achievements and examine the obstacles to implementation. This special discussion will be the final meeting of the Council series, "U.S. National Intelligence: Progress and Challenges."
President Bush's defense of a domestic wiretapping program has elicited an impassioned debate in Congress and among the American public. A February 6 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing sought to shed some light on this highly secretive program.
Representative Jane Harman (D-CA) and Representative Peter Hoekstra (R-MI), two leaders in the drafting and passage of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, discuss national security and the state of the intelligence community.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): Final Report of the Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Network Agency Accountability Board
The CIA accountability board produced this report in response to accusations from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that the CIA had accessed without authorization the Committee's shared computer drive and removed some files, potential violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Wiretap Act. The computer drive contained files related to the Committee's investigation of the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" practices. The CIA's report overturned the CIA inspector general's July 31 report that agents had acted improperly in accessing the shared drive.