The National Intelligence Council: Issues and Options for Congress

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The National Intelligence Council (NIC), composed of some 18 senior analysts and national security policy experts, provides the U.S. intelligence community's best judgments on crucial international issues. It is the purpose of this report to describe the statutory provisions that authorize the NIC, provide a brief history of its work, and review its role within the federal government. The report will focus on congressional interaction with the NIC and describe various options for modifying congressional oversight.

Creator(s): Best, Jr., Richard A.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: January 10, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Best, Jr., Richard A.

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: January 10, 2011
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The National Intelligence Council (NIC), composed of some 18 senior analysts and national security policy experts, provides the U.S. intelligence community's best judgments on crucial international issues. It is the purpose of this report to describe the statutory provisions that authorize the NIC, provide a brief history of its work, and review its role within the federal government. The report will focus on congressional interaction with the NIC and describe various options for modifying congressional oversight.

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13 pages.

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