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White House Working to Heed 9/11 Panel

The White House has drafted executive orders aimed at implementing the Sept. 11 commission’s recommendations for a more powerful intelligence director and a new national counterterrorism center. Bush administration and congressional officials said yesterday that drafts of executive orders are circulating within an interagency group for approval. One of the officials said the White House is floating three proposals and asking for feedback by today. The orders would: • Enhance the powers of the government’s intelligence chief and create a national intelligence director. • Form a national counterterrorism center, putting that office under the new intelligence director and giving the director the power to decide who runs it. • Improve information sharing by intelligence agencies. Full Story

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