US Congress mulls domestic intelligence agency
A new report weighs the pros and cons of establishing a domestic intelligence agency to keep an eye on potential threats inside the United States, giving Congress a tool in its deliberations on the issue, reports CNN.
The RAND Corporation, a non-profit think tank that provides independent analysis and research, provided the report Monday to the Department of Homeland Security. Congress requested the assessment in the wake of intelligence failures in the prelude to the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.
The report also discusses ways to organize a new entity, either as part of an existing department or as a new agency, and provides some alternative actions short of reorganization that could improve domestic intelligence gathering.
The report does not, however, make a recommendation.