President Bush last week directed the CIA to review the federal government's intelligence apparatus and assess whether the government should spend more money on gathering foreign secrets. CIA Director George Tenet will conduct the review, working with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Colin Powell. Bush's directive was not prompted by any specific problems within the intelligence community, according to an Associated Press report. Tenet will name two panels-one comprised of experts outside the government-to assess the intelligence community's current capabilities and future needs, particularly in science and technology. The two panels will also study ways to streamline acquisition procedures and consolidate intelligence-gathering activities among agencies. Both groups will deliberate in secret and report to Bush this summer.
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