Report of Select Committee on Intelligence to US Senate covering the period January 5, 2011 – January 3, 2013
Report of the Select Committee on Intelligence to United States Senate covering the period January 5, 2011 – January 3, 2013, 113th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Report 113-7.
“A major focus of the Committee’s oversight agenda is the review of existing intelligence programs and proposed legislation to ensure that U.S. person privacy rights and civil liberties are not compromised during the collection of intelligence information. However, most of the Committee’s oversight activities and efforts are, of necessity, done in secret in order to protect sources and methods vital to our nation’s security. During the course of the 112th Congress, the Committee held numerous hearings, briefings, and meetings on a broad range of activities and programs performed by the seventeen elements of the Intelligence Community. Examples of these oversight activities include: the examination of intelligence support to U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq; the continued study of the threats posed by Iran; a review of the successful raid against Usama bin Ladin in Abbottabad, Pakistan; consideration of legislative proposals designed to counter the unauthorized disclosure of classified information to the media; and sustained concern about the cybersecurity threat.”