S. 2996, The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009
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An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2009 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System.
Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 - Authorizes appropriations for FY2009 for the conduct of intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the: (1) Office of the Director of National Intelligence; (2) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); (3) Department of Defense (DOD); (4) Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA); (5) National Security Agency (NSA); (6) Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force; (7) Coast Guard; (8) Departments of State, the Treasury, Energy, and Justice; (9) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); (10) Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); (11) National Reconnaissance Office; (12) National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; and (13) Department of Homeland Security.
Specifies that the amounts authorized and the authorized personnel ceilings as of September 30, 2009, for such activities are those specified in the classified Schedule of Authorizations, which shall be made available to the congressional appropriations committees and the President.
Allows the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), with the approval of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to authorize employment of civilian personnel in excess of the number authorized for FY2009 when necessary for the performance of important intelligence functions. Requires notification of the intelligence committees on the use of such authority.
Authorizes appropriations for the Intelligence Community Management Account for FY2009, as well as for full-time personnel for elements within such Account.
Authorizes appropriations for FY2009 for the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability Fund.
Allows authorizations for salary, pay, retirement, and other benefits to be increased by such additional or supplemental amounts as necessary for increases in such compensation or benefits authorized by law.
Outlines provisions concerning: (1) DNI authority for flexible intelligence community (IC) personnel management; (2) annual IC personnel level assessments; (3) vulnerability assessments of major systems; (4) IC business systems modernization; (5) the control of excessive cost growth of major systems; (6) a prohibition on conflicts of interest in IC contracting; (7) future-year intelligence plans; (8) IC interrogation and detention techniques, procedures, and related matters; (9) FBI intelligence reform; (10) revision of the language and intelligence analyst training program; and (11) the protection of certain operational files within the Office of the DNI.
Establishes: (1) an Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community; (2) a Chief Financial Officer of the Intelligence Community; and (3) a National Space Intelligence Office.
Foreign Intelligence and Information Commission Act - Establishes the Foreign Intelligence and Information Commission.
Status of the Legislation
Latest Major Action: 5/8/2008: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 730.
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