Funding planned for NSA and CIA to enable them to keep up with technology

    Date20 Feb 2001
    CategoryGovernment
    2976
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Senior lawmakers who conduct oversight of US intelligence programs say modernizing technology at the National Security Agency (NSA) and beefing up the CIA's spy network are priorities this year. "Funding NSA for this year and in the future is a . . . Senior lawmakers who conduct oversight of US intelligence programs say modernizing technology at the National Security Agency (NSA) and beefing up the CIA's spy network are priorities this year. "Funding NSA for this year and in the future is a very high priority for the committee -- to modernize them, keep them on the cutting edge of technology," Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Shelby said in a Reuters interview this week.

    NSA intercepts communications such as phone calls, emails, and faxes worldwide through listening posts, satellites, and other technical means. The agency has been increasingly criticized for not keeping pace with changing technologies.

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