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I. Charles McCullough III, Intelligence Community Inspector General

"Slow and disjointed" is how Senator Dianne Feinstein, former chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, described the federal document declassification process. But a routine inspector general report found no violations within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Such reviews are required under a law called ROCA, the Reducing Over-Classification Act. The review only recommended "refinement." Charles McCullough is the Intelligence Community's Inspector General. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the report and how some of the other intelligence agencies stacked up next to DNI.

Tags: I. Charles McCullough III , Senate Intelligence Committe , declassification , DNI , Reducing Over-Classification Ac Reducing Over-Classification Act , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , inspector general

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 09:34am EST

Former CIA probers urge new investigative panel

F.A.O. Schwarz Jr., former chief counsel for the Church Commission, and more than a dozen former congressional aides urged Congress to appoint a special panel to examine the secretive operations of the CIA and the National Security Agency and their impact on Americans' civil liberties.

Tags: CIA , NSA , Intelligence Community , FAO Schwarz Jr , Jane Harman , John Brennan , security breach

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 01:38am EDT

Ruppersberger happy to see progress on Senate cybersecurity bill

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee said the longer we wait on cybersecurity legislation, the worse it gets for cyber attacks on the U.S.

Tags: Dutch Ruppersberger , Saxby Chambliss , Mike Rogers , Congress , Cybersecurity , Technology , In Depth , Michael O

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 06:11pm EDT

Congress tightens belt, trims spy budget for 2013

House lawmakers voted Monday 373-29 in favor of a Senate-passed bill to slightly boost the president's $72 billion budget request for intelligence agencies, which is still less than last year's $80 billion budget.

Tags: House , Congress , CIA , al-Qaida , Mike Rogers , Dutch Ruppersberger , Senate , House Intelligence Committee , Senate Intelligence Committee

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 03:07am EST

McCain rejects torture scene in 'Zero Dark Thirty'

The movie "Zero Dark Thirty" suggests the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques led the U.S. to Osama bin Laden. Sen. John McCain watched the movie Monday night and says it left him sick - because it's wrong.

Tags: Osama bin Laden , John McCain , Leon Panetta , DoD

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 09:44am EST

Feinstein asks for executive order on cybersecurity

Sen Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) called on President Obama to issue an executive order on cybersecurity rather than wait for Congress to act on legislation under consideration.

Tags: President Barack Obama , DoD , cybersecurty , Cybersecurity Update , tecnology

Wednesday - 08/29/2012, 09:36am EDT

Interior Sec. Salazar outlines restructure at MMS

Secretary says agency "no longer exists" and details new agency's responsibilities.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , management , Ken Salazar , Lamar Alexander , Wilma Lewis , Michael Bromwich , Interior , Senate Appropriations Committee , MMS , Gulf oil spill , Reorganization , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 06/24/2010, 07:54pm EDT

Daschle pullout rocks The Hill

Stunned lawmakers comment as search for new HHS secty begins anew

Tags: newsstand , transition , HHS , Senate , Tom Daschle , President Barack Obama , Sen. Bob Casey , Ben Cardin , John Kerry , John McCain , John Ensign , Mitch McConnell

Wednesday - 02/04/2009, 07:12am EST