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Room For Improvement

Panel: Room for improvement at FBI/CIA 

The non-profit successor organization to the Nine-Eleven commission assessing CIA and FBI reform sees room for improvement in both agencies.

In issuing a "report card," no grade was given, but the chairwoman, Jamie Gorelick, says one area of concern involves "turf battles." Gorelick says agencies are operating at cross-purposes or with ambiguous and overlapping charters. She says the agencies sometimes are not moving in the same direction.

Panel member John Gannon says there's a failure to align priorities in the U.S. government. He says Congress, the White House and the intelligence community must be aligned to prevent traditional frictions that develop in Washington.

The Nine-Eleven Public Discourse Project will next tackle the challenges facing the Director of National Intelligence.

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