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Remaking the U.S. Intelligence Community: Playing Defense

In this week's U.S. News & World Report cover story -- part two of their series -- David E. Kaplan and Kevin Whitelaw reveal how America's top spies are attempting the most sweeping reforms since the intelligence community's creation nearly 60 years ago. The investigation is based, in part, on interviews with nearly two dozen senior intelligence officials -- including Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte and CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden. Among the findings: classified budget figures reveal the US intelligence budget has more than doubled in the last eight years; nearly 100,000 people work in the intel community -- including 17,000 analysts; reformers are opening to US allies some of the goverment's most classified computer networks, including the Pentagon's backbone warfighting SIPRNET system; and FBI agents are now being trained in CIA case officer tradecraft at the "Farm," the CIA's top-secret training campus.

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