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U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

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  • House passes controversial cybersecurity bill

    House passes controversial cybersecurity bill
    The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to allow businesses to share information with the federal government that could help thwart cybersecurity threats, despite concerns from privacy advocates and opposition from the White House. The Cyber...
  • After the Boston bombings, returning to our post-9/11 rituals

    After the Boston bombings, returning to our post-9/11 rituals
    In the two months after 9/11, I called Baltimore County police to check out a black-and-tan backpack left by an office door in Towson, reported an abandoned carry-on bag at BWI to Maryland State Police and refused to watch a bulky valise for a stranger...
  • Defense bill includes provision for space contractors

    Defense bill includes provision for space contractors
    A little-noticed provision in a massive, $633 billion military spending bill approved by Congress last week will end a decade-old battle over whether to ease export restrictions on U.S. satellite technology. If signed by President Barack Obama, the...
  • Army adding high-flying blimps to Aberdeen airspace

    The Army is planning to move an over-the-horizon radar system, with more than 100 soldiers and a pair of giant, blimp-like aerostats that fly as high as two miles up, to Aberdeen Proving Ground in the fall, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger said Thursday....
  • Fight cyber crime through information sharing

    Fight cyber crime through information sharing
    It's like a recurring bad dream. March: Hackers allegedly steal the credit card numbers from 1.5 million Visa and MasterCard customers by breaking into the computer systems of the company's payment processor in New York. The thieves stockpiled the stolen...
  • White House pushes Congress to quickly pass changes to NSA surveillance program

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has called on Congress to move quickly to pass legislation that would achieve the president's goal of ending government mass collection of Americans' phone records. "Having carefully considered the available...
  • Obama's proposal on NSA phone records draws support

    WASHINGTON — President Obama’s proposal to balance national security and privacy concerns by stopping the government from storing records of millions of phone calls from the U.S. — on condition the data remain accessible from the...
  • Michigan's Rep. Camp won't run for re-election

    WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, a Michigan Republican who has in recent years chaired the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, will not seek re-election this year, adding to the growing number of Michigan members of Congress heading toward the exits....
  • President takes a first step toward reining in government snooping

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Thursday, March 27: Nearly a year after Edward Snowden's revelations touched off a scandal over government snooping, President Barack Obama is finally moving to place limits on the NSA's...
  • Senators welcome White House curb on NSA, seek more restrictions

    Senators welcome White House curb on NSA, seek more restrictions
    WASHINGTON —   Lawmakers opposed to White House-run surveillance programs welcomed the administration's announcement Tuesday that it would seek legislation to prevent the National Security Agency from storing bulk phone records of Americans. At...
  • Obama's NSA compromise plan wins initial praise

    Obama's NSA compromise plan wins initial praise
    WASHINGTON — President Obama's new plan for the National Security Agency would significantly curb its authority, ending its vast collection of Americans' telephone records, but at the same time give the spy agency access to millions of cellphone...
  • New White House plan on NSA cell phone data program shows change in Washington thinking

    WASHINGTON What a difference nine months has made. The same White House and members of Congress that defended the National Security Agency's secret bulk collection of telephone data last summer as critical to ferreting out terrorist attacks before they...