DNI Combines Security Functions with Counterintelligence Unit

Critics say Clapper center will further diminish counterspy efforts

Bill Gertz
The Washington Free Beacon

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper announced Monday the creation of a new security and counterintelligence center that critics say will diminish U.S. spy hunting efforts.

“The establishment of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center supports our effort to ensure counterintelligence and security are addressed as interdependent and mutually supportive disciplines,” Clapper said in a statement announcing the center.

“These disciplines have shared objectives and responsibilities associated with the protection of information, sources, and methods.”…

…The new center is part of Obama administration efforts to return counterintelligence to its pre-1994 organization and funding…



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