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House Subcommittee’s Bill Calls on Pentagon to Review Military Intell Programs

CapitolDomeA new bill from the House Armed Services intelligence, emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee would mandate the Pentagon to examine military intelligence programs, Defense News reported Tuesday.

John Bennett writes the full Armed Services Committee will vote next week on funding for military intelligence, special operations forces and cyber.

The bill would also require the Pentagon to evaluate cyber command functions and calls on the defense secretary to appoint an executive agent that would work to handle cyber training and tests, according to the report.

Bennett writes the bill would also mandate the military to assess the U.S. Special Operations Forces and U.S. Special Operations Command’s intelligence efforts.

The defense intelligence undersecretary would be required to report on how intelligence programs address defense priorities and the Defense Intelligence Agency director would provide information on the agency’s response to national and defense intelligence priorities under the bill, according to the report.

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