Report: No Furloughs for Intell Community

EmptyOfficeFEMAEmployees in the U.S. Intelligence Community funded under the National Intelligence Program budget will not be subject to furloughs resulting from sequestration, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.

Lauren Larson writes James Clapper, national intelligence director, told IC employees in an email the community continues to face challenges under the sequester and will have to prioritize activities with limited resources.

Clapper also said he supported Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s plan to reduce furloughs for workers within the Military Intelligence Program and the Information Systems Security Program, according to the report.

Intelligence Community leaders developed strategies to reduce the furloughs, Clapper said in the email obtained by the station.

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