Congressional oversight of intelligence activities

hearing before the Select Committee on Intelligence, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, November 13, 2007.
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Congressional oversight of intelligence is a concept that is bandied about, but with little agreement over what it means or how it is conducted. This confusion is understandable, because while I think "oversight" is an apt term in many ways, it does not cast much light on the actual work of the Committee and its staff.

Congressional Oversight on Covert Intelligence Activity The subcommittee held a hearing on H.R.the Intelligence Oversight Act of Members of the subcommittee heard.

This book examines the processes and obstacles that confront the Intelligence Community as it seeks to provide accurate and timely intelligence to support American foreign policy and security interests. In addition, it addresses Executive and Congressional oversight of the Intelligence community and the impact politics has on the overall results.

10 CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT OF INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES TUESDAY, NOVEM U.S. Senate, Select Committee on Intelligence, Washington, DC. The Committee met, pursuant to notice, at p.m., in room SH, Hart Senate Office Building, the Honorable Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Committee, presiding.

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[Bradley P Stai]. OVERSIGHT OF COVERT ACTION This chapter covers Congress’s awareness of, and involvement in, the third of the Agency’s functional areas: what has come to be called “covert action.” Generally speaking, covert actions are activities that the CIA might undertake in other countries to accomplish a US foreign policy objective without theFile Size: KB.

When Should State Secrets Stay Secret. covers differences in congressional and judiciary oversight. For example, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is able to deny or demand revisions to intelligence services’ application requests for electronic surveillance, physical searches, and access to targets’ business documents.

There are limits, however, to intelligence operations and espionage, primarily set forth in Title 50 of the U.S. Code and through Congressional oversight and the budget process.

This is where the Author: Jody Westby. Congressional Oversight of Intelligence: Current Structure and Alternatives Summary Interest in congressional oversight of intelligence has risen again in the th Congress, in part because of the House Democratic majority’s pledge to enact the remaining recommendations from the U.S.

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Congressional oversight is essential. In a representative democracy, we rely on the legislature to ensure that secret intelligence programs don’t go too far. Congress may be the oversight body best-suited to ensuring that the Intelligence Community fulfills the people’s desired balance between security and privacy (recognizing that the.

Congressional oversight is the review, monitoring, and supervision of federal agencies, programs, activities, and policy implementation.

Congressional oversight refers to oversight by the United States Congress of the Executive Branch, including the numerous U.S.

federal agencies. Congressional oversight refers to the review, monitoring, and. This book is monumental and will serve as an authoritative reference. Author RIchelson is to be commended for what must have been a lot of hard work in writing it. This book is an excellent start to understanding the US intelligence by: Congressional oversight of intelligence activities iii, 59 p.

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tv Congressional Oversight of Intelligence Activities CSPAN J 4 since then members of congress have wanted to know. congressional oversight of intelligence is a recurring flash point in executive congressional relations.

our guests professor laura donahue of georgetown law school and mark from the security academy and john. Oversight of U.S. Government Intelligence Functions, Hearings Before the Senate Comm.

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Rep. (March 1, ). History. The Select Committee on Intelligence was preceded by the Church Committee (). Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) became the first chairman of the committee when it was established until Former Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet was staff director of the committee when David Boren of Oklahoma was its chairman.

The committee was the Chair: Richard Burr (Chairman) (R), Since January. The real aberration occurred in the mids when the United States granted its legislative branch the greatest control over intelligence matters of any Western nation, and overturned the system which had prevailed in the United States since the Founding.

The damage done to the CIA by this congressional oversight regime is quite extensive. Congressional oversight has waxed and waned over time.

In the period immediately after the Church and Pike committees and their investigations of intelligence agencies ina push for formal charters for the intelligence agencies led to questions of jurisdiction and quickly resulted in the creation of units in both house of the United.

The report of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission is finally out—and it provides a fresh look at congressional oversight on cybersecurity. Congress established the commission as part of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act. Co-chaired by Sen. Angus King and Rep.

Mike Gallagher, the commission was charged with “develop[ing] a [bipartisan] consensus. 'Professor Miller provides a timely forum for reflection on the invaluable contributions of the Chruch Committee to oversight of U.S. intelligence activities.

Since 9/11, our country has been embroiled in a debate about the proper role of intelligence, the preservation of civil liberties, the consequences of torture and, in many ways, the.

Book Description: Congressional oversight activity has increased dramatically since the early s.

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Congressional committees now spend more of their time holding hearings to review the activities of federal agencies, and committee staff members are busy collecting information about what goes on during program implementation.

Book I: Foreign and Military Intelligence. Along with seven volumes of Hearings, the Senate Select Committee published seven reports, including its interim report on assassination plots. Book I is a general report on foreign and military intelligence activities of the U.S.

government. Anne Karalekas, ‘A History of Covert Action’, in Supplementary Detailed Staff Reports on Foreign and Military Intelligence, Book IV, Final Report of the Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities (the Church Committee), Report No.US Senate, 94th Cong., 2d Sess, 23 Apr.pp.

The current intelligence oversight laws which effected the information sharing of the various intelligence agencies in the U.S. were instituted in the late 70s and early 80s as a result of a congressional inquiry chaired by Senator Frank Church (D-ID) inhere after referred to as the Church Committee.

TheAuthor: Victor Hugo. Harris. H.R. (96th). A bill to strengthen the system of congressional oversight of the intelligence activities of the United States. Ina database of bills in the U.S. Congress. The House and Senate select intelligence committees long suspected Casey of some of these activities; Woodward's book raises many questions about the effectiveness of congressional oversight.

The. The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act. the Civil Liberties Protection Officer oversees the issuance of reports regarding the activities of the office, including the types of reviews undertaken and the disposition of complaints received. Copies of these reports are provided to Congressional oversight committees, the.

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (Plum Book) United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions (Plum Book) Title: Congressional Oversight Panel September Oversight Report: Assessing the TARP on. Studies in Intellige no. 2 (Summer ): These are Nedzi's remarks to the CIA Senior Seminar, 14 November He suggests that "it is a bit unsettling that 26 years after the passage of the National Security Act the scope of real Congressional oversight, as opposed to nominal Congressional oversight, remains unformed and.

Washington, D.C., June 2, – The Ford administration came close to igniting a constitutional showdown with Congress more than 40 years ago over demands by a House panel known as the Pike Committee for evidence of possible abuses by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

At the height of congressional pushback against the “imperial presidency” in the mid .Under 50 U.S.C. §the President has a duty to keep the congressional intelligence committees "fully and currently informed" about intelligence activities. § (e) goes on to say, "8795othing in this Act shall be construed as authority to withhold information from the congressional intelligence committees on the grounds that providing the.Select committee inquiries in and identified serious abuses by intelligence agencies and initiated new legislation to control certain intelligence activities.

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