TITLE

Bush OKs Intelligence Reform, Including Explosive-Detection Funds Authorization

AUTHOR(S)
Sanchez, Humberto
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Bond Buyer;12/20/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32033, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the U.S. President George W. Bush last week signed into law intelligence reform legislation that includes authorization for an additional $150 million a year for three years to help airports integrate explosive detection equipment into their baggage handling systems. The measure is the most comprehensive reorganization of the nation's intelligence-gathering regime in 50 years and creates the post of director of national intelligence, along with a counter-terrorism center that will assess threats. The law also enacts many of the other recommendations made by an independent commission formed to study the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, in order prevent future terror strikes. If appropriated by U.S. Congress, the $150 million a year would be used to fund the Transportation Security Administration's letter of intent program, which allows airports to fund security-related projects with a promise that the federal government will reimburse the airport for those expenses over several years.
ACCESSION #
15416573

 

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