WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today applauded the Committee’s passage of the FY23 Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA). This bill improves the ability to collect data on hard targets, modernizes the IC’s use of emerging technology, recruits and retains top talent to the IC, and strengthens congressional oversight. The measure was passed through a bipartisan voice vote and now heads to the House floor for final passage.
“In an increasingly dangerous world, the Intelligence Community (IC) plays a vital role in making sure the country’s leaders have the best information possible to protect the U.S. and its interests. This Intelligence Authorization Act not only takes steps to ensure that these men and women have the resources they need to continue their mission, but also takes steps to promote transparency and increase Congressional oversight of the IC in a way that still safeguards sensitive information.”
The bill included a number of Gallagher-led provisions, including:
  • An assessment to better safeguard sensitive information relating to decisions or deliberations of the Bureau of Industry and Security at the Department of Commerce.
  • A GAO review of US government records relating to the intelligence community’s involvement with aerospace-undersea phenomena, including any efforts to track, identify, or recover, transfer, or obfuscate unidentified aerospace-undersea phenomena.
  • Modification of the CIA’s Historic Advisory Panel to report directly to the Director of Central Intelligence in order to better facilitate the Panel’s declassification efforts.
  • A report on ongoing CIA declassification efforts as well as associated resources.
Click HERE to read the bill text.
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