DoD Wants a File on You

Defense Intelligence AgencyEven though this gets thoroughly trounced each year (and the years before), like a perennial whack-a-mole the, Department of Defense and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) keep trying to sneak a domestic spying agency back through legislature:

The Pentagon would be granted new powers to conduct undercover intelligence gathering inside the United States — and then withhold any information about it from the public — under a series of little noticed provisions now winding their way through Congress.

[…]The provision was included in last year’s version of the same bill, but was knocked out after its details were reported by NEWSWEEK and critics charged it could lead to “spying” on U.S. citizens. But late last month, with no public hearings or debate, a similar amendment was put back into the same authorization bill — an annual measure governing U.S. intelligence agencies — at the request of the Pentagon.

Informants, neighborhood spies, government watchers… is this USSA yet?

posted by vforvandyke