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Lawmakers air concerns about terrorism intelligence office

Members of two House committees on Tuesday posed questions about accountability issues at the government’s new joint counter-terrorism intelligence analysis office, the Terrorist Threat Integration Center (TTIC). “At this very moment, terrorists could be plotting another terrorist attack on America,” said Homeland Security Committee ranking Democrat Jim Turner of Texas. “But who is in charge of making sure that any information the government might have about the plot doesn’t fall through the cracks? No one knows with certainty.” “There is no clear basis for accountability,” Turner continued. “One thing we do know is that the robust intelligence function of the Department of Homeland Security [laid out in the act creating the department] does not exist.” Full Story

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