intelligence chief defends us agencies

Intelligence chief defends US agencies

Jul 19th, 2010 – Los Angeles Times

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The nation’s top intelligence official sought Monday to rebut a Washington Post series charging that intelligence agencies have become bloated and inefficient, insisting they “are achieving untold successes every day.”

David C. Gompert, the acting director of national intelligence, contended in a statement that the intelligence agencies strive to be efficient, and that some overlap is by design.

“We work constantly to reduce inefficiencies and redundancies, while preserving a degree of intentional overlap among agencies to strengthen analysis, challenge conventional thinking, and eliminate single points of failure,” he said.

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