Newly Signed Bill Adds Requirements for Intelligence Community

January 10, 2012

Last week, the President signed the 2012 authorization bill for the intelligence community. It calls on the I.C. to report on what happens to detainees once they've left the Guantanamo Bay detention center.It absolves the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) from having to submit an audited financial statement. And is requires the DNI inspector general to establish a public website.

"All in all, I think it was a good bill, or a good law now," said Ellen McCarthy, president of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. 

"Some of the personnel aspects of the authorization act are very important," McCarthy told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin on Monday. "It enables the DNI specifically to increase the ceiling for hiring personnel. That doesn't necessarily mean that the I.C. is going to hire more personnel, but it gives the DNI flexibility to bring on the experts they need to do the very important job of intelligence." 

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