House Panel OKs Bill Targeting Classified-Intel Leaks

Law360, Los Angeles (November 21, 2013, 7:49 PM EST) -- The House Intelligence Committee passed a 2014 funding bill on Thursday that would reauthorize the National Security Agency and provide $75 million for the protection of classified information, in the wake of government surveillance leaks by former security contractor Edward Snowden.

By a voice vote, the committee approved the partially classified Fiscal Year 2014 Intelligence Authorization Act, which includes an amendment that would beef up insider threat programs by directing officials to seek out individuals attempting to leak classified information.

The bill would also fund intelligence activities, including the thwarting of terrorist attacks and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, conducting...

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