The Resource Congress as a Consumer of Intelligence Information

Congress as a Consumer of Intelligence Information

Label
Congress as a Consumer of Intelligence Information
Title
Congress as a Consumer of Intelligence Information
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This report examines the role of Congress as a consumer of national intelligence and examines several issues that Congress might address in the 111th Congress. The President, by virtue of his role as commander-in-chief and head of the executive branch, has access to all national intelligence collected, analyzed, and produced by the Intelligence Community. By definition, the President, the Vice President, and certain Cabinet-level officials, have access to a greater overall volume of intelligence and to more sensitive intelligence information than do members of the congressional intelligence committees. Moreover, since the intelligence agencies are part of the executive branch, the President has the authority to restrict the flow of intelligence information to Congress and its two intelligence committees. Congress generally has routine access to "finished intelligence," or to those intelligence products that are published for general circulation within the executive branch. A finished intelligence product is one in which an analyst evaluates, interprets, integrates, and places into context raw intelligence. Congress receives the preponderance of its intelligence information through briefings, which generally are initiated at the request of congressional committees, individual members, or staff. Congress does not routinely have access to the identities of intelligence sources, methods employed by the Intelligence Community in collecting and analyzing intelligence, "raw" intelligence, or certain written intelligence products (e.g., the President's Daily Brief) tailored to the specific needs of the President and other high-level executive branch policy makers. Among the issues the 111th Congress may choose to examine are ongoing efforts by the Director of National Intelligence to strike a balance between protecting intelligence sources while providing intelligence analysts and consumers -- including Congress -- more information about the reliability of those sources
Cataloging source
DTICE
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cumming, Alfred
  • LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intelligence
  • President(U.S.)
  • Access
  • Congress
  • Limitations
  • Government and political science
  • Military intelligence
  • Reliability
  • Sharing
  • Protection
  • Consumers
  • Sensitivity
  • Information transfer
  • Volume
  • Legislation
  • Control
  • Sources
Target audience
adult
Label
Congress as a Consumer of Intelligence Information
Instantiates
Publication
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Congressional rept
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
14 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)574377288
  • (OCoLC)ocn574377288
Label
Congress as a Consumer of Intelligence Information
Publication
Note
Congressional rept
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
14 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)574377288
  • (OCoLC)ocn574377288

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