WASHINGTON – The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee made public a detailed response from the White House in response to questions posed by Chairman Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ranking Member Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) concerning implementation of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. Senators Collins and Lieberman wrote to White House Chief of Staff Andy Card on June 10, pointing out a series of deadlines that were statutorily required by the Collins-Lieberman intelligence reform legislation but which had not been met. Among them are deadlines for submitting a National Transportation Strategy, aviation security staffing standards, a baggage screening cost-sharing plan, three reports on diplomatic initiatives to root out terrorists, and initial steps for streamlining the federal security clearance process.
The White House response may be read at this link: http://hsgac.senate.gov/_files/IRTPAletterresponse2.pdf
Senators Collins’ and Lieberman’s original letter to Mr. Card can be read toward the bottom of this link: