[House Report 108-176]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]



108th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    108-176

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 PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 2417, INTELLIGENCE AUTHORIZATION 
                        ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004

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   June 24, 2003.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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   Mrs. Myrick, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 295]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 295, by a nonrecord vote, report the same to 
the House with the recommendation that the resolution be 
adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2417, the 
Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004, under a 
modified open rule. The rule provides one hour of general 
debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and 
ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on 
Intelligence.
    The rule provides that the bill shall be considered for 
amendment under the five-minute rule. The rule provides that it 
shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the 
purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment 
in the nature of a substitute now printed in the bill, which 
shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of 
order against consideration of the bill, and against the 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
    The rule provides that no amendment to the committee 
amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order 
except those printed in this report, and all points of order 
against said amendments are waived.
    The rule provides that each amendment may be offered only 
in the order printed in this report, may be offered only by a 
Member designated in this report, shall be considered as read, 
and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the 
question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.
    Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or 
without instructions.

           SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER UNDER THE RULE

    (Summaries of amendments derived from information provided 
by the sponsor.)
    1. Cox: Strikes Section 336 of the bill.
    2. Farr: Seeks to improve the foreign language training of 
the intelligence community by providing: (1) training in the 
application of standardized foreign language skill assessment 
mechanisms; (2) development of curriculum for advanced 
proficiency intelligence community foreign language speakers 
and interpreters; (3) non-degree training for translators and 
interpreters; (4) training intelligence community foreign 
language teachers in the use of technology geared for teaching 
advanced ``critical languages''; (5) intensive on-site foreign 
language training.
    3. Harman: Amends section (g)(1) of Section 343 of the bill 
by requiring the Director of Central Intelligence to report on 
whether further consolidation or elimination of watch list 
databases in federal departments and agencies would contribute 
to the efficacy and effectiveness of the Terrorist 
Identification Classification System in identifying known or 
suspected terrorist. If so, it would also require the Director 
of Central Intelligence to report on steps required to 
consolidate or eliminate such watch lists.
    4. Hastings (FL): Directs the Director of Central 
Intelligence to establish a pilot project to improve 
recruitment of ethnic and cultural minorities and women to meet 
the diversity of skills, language, and expertise required by 
the current mission.
    5. Kucinich: Directs the Inspector General of the Central 
Intelligence Agency to conduct an audit of all telephone and 
electronic communications between the CIA and the Office of the 
Vice President that relate to weapons of mass destruction 
obtained or developed by Iraq preceding Operation Iraqi 
Freedom. Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment, the 
Inspector General shall submit a report to Congress on the 
audit conducted.
    6. Lee: Requires the Comptroller General of the United 
States to conduct a study to determine the extent of 
intelligence sharing by the Department of Defense and 
intelligence community with United Nations inspectors searching 
for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq prior to Operation 
Iraqi Freedom.

            TEXT OF AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER UNDER THE RULE

 1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Cox of California, or 
                              His Designee

    Strike section 336.
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2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Farr of California, or 
                              His Designee

  Insert at the end of title III the following new section:

SEC. 3____. GRANT PROGRAM FOR CRITICAL LANGUAGE RESEARCH AND STUDIES.

  (a) Establishment of Program.--The [Director of Central 
Intelligence/Secretary of Defense] may distribute funds, from 
amounts appropriated under subsection (c), through grants, 
cooperative agreements, and contracts, to qualified language 
institutes to carry out the following language training for 
appropriate personnel of the intelligence community:
          (1) Training in the use of assessment mechanisms for 
        advanced language skills for the intelligence 
        community.
          (2) Development of curriculum and materials (directly 
        and through electronic transmission) for interpreters 
        and speakers of advanced proficiency in 10 languages, 
        including Arabic, Chinese, and Korean.
          (3) Non-degree training for translators and 
        interpreters for individuals with high levels of 
        language proficiency.
          (4) Training instructors in the use of technology in 
        the teaching of advanced critical languages, and 
        developing videoconferencing and other communications 
        capacities for training both on-site and from remote 
        locations.
          (5) Intensive on-site training for individuals with 
        the highest language proficiency skills.
  (b) Qualifications.--To be eligible for a grant, agreement, 
or contract under this section, a qualified language institute 
must have established a program that--
          (1) is a graduate school of international careers, 
        with expertise in language and culture; and
          (2) offers an degree master program in translation 
        and conference interpretation in at least 7 languages.
  (c) Authorization of Appropriations.--The are authorized to 
be appropriated to carry out this section, $2,250,000 for 
fiscal year 2004, and such sums as are necessary in subsequent 
fiscal years.
  (d) Intelligence Community Defined.--In this section, the 
term ``intelligence community'' has the meaning given that term 
by section 3(4) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 
401(4)).
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 3. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Harman of California, 
                            or Her Designee

  At the end of title III, add the following new section:

SEC. 345. MODIFICATION OF TERRORIST IDENTIFICATION CLASSIFICATION 
                    SYSTEM.

  (a) Certification Requirement for Consolidation of Watch 
Lists.--Subsection (g)(1) of section 343 of the Intelligence 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-306; 116 
Stat. 2399; 50 U.S.C. 404n2) is amended--
          (1) by redesignating subparagraph (D) as subparagraph 
        (E);
          (2) by inserting after subparagraph (C) the following 
        new subparagraph:
          ``(D) Whether further consolidation or elimination of 
        watch list databases in the departments and agencies 
        with access to the System would contribute to the 
        efficiency and effectiveness of the System in 
        identifying individuals who are known or suspected 
        international terrorists.''; and
          (3) in subparagraph (E), as so redesignated, by 
        adding at the end the following: ``If the certification 
        under subparagraph (D) is in the positive, the steps 
        required to consolidate or eliminate such watch 
        lists.''.
  (b) Establishment of Advisory Council.--Subsection (b) of 
such section is amended by adding at the end the following new 
paragraph:
  ``(4) The Director shall establish an advisory council 
comprised of experts in the field of civil liberties and 
privacy issues to advise the Director on issues of civil 
liberties and privacy as they relate to the maintenance of the 
System.''.
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4. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Hastings of Florida, or 
                              His Designee

  At the end of subtitle D of title III, insert the following 
new section:

SEC. 337. IMPROVEMENT OF RECRUITMENT, HIRING AND RETENTION OF ETHNIC 
                    AND CULTURAL MINORITIES IN THE INTELLIGENCE 
                    COMMUNITY.

  (a) Pilot Project To Improve Diversity Throughout the 
Intelligence Community Using Innovative Methodologies for the 
Recruitment, Hiring and Retention of Ethnic and Cultural 
Minorities and Women With the Diversity of Skills, Languages 
and Expertise Reflective of the Current Mission.--The Director 
of Central Intelligence shall carry out a pilot project under 
this section to test and evaluate alternative, innovative 
methods to recruit and hire for the intelligence community 
women and minorities with diverse ethnic and cultural 
backgrounds, skills, language proficiency, and expertise.
  (b) Methods.--In carrying out the pilot project, the Director 
shall employ methods such as advertising in foreign language 
newspapers in the United States, site visits to institutions 
with a high percentage of students who study English as a 
second language, and other methods that are not used by the 
Director under the DCI Diversity Strategic Plan to increase 
diversity of officers and employees in the intelligence 
community.
  (c) Duration of Project.--The Director shall carry out the 
project under this section for a 3-year period.
  (d) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date the 
Director implements the pilot project under this section, the 
Director shall submit to Congress a report on the project. The 
report shall include--
          (1) an assessment of the effectiveness of the 
        project; and
          (2) recommendations on the continuation of the 
        project as well as for improving the effectiveness of 
        the project in meeting the goals of increasing the 
        recruiting and hiring of women and minorities within 
        the intelligence community.
  (e) Diversity Plan.--(1) Not later than February 15, 2004, 
the Director of Central Intelligence shall submit to Congress a 
report which describes the plan of the Director, entitled the 
``DCI Diversity Strategic Plan'', and any subsequent revision 
to that plan, to increase diversity of officers and employees 
in the intelligence community, including the short- and long-
term goals of the plan. The report shall also provide a 
detailed description of the progress that has been made by each 
element of the intelligence community in implementing the plan.
  (2) In implementing the plan, the Director shall incorporate 
innovative methods for the recruitment and hiring of women and 
minorities that the Director has determined to be effective 
from the pilot project carried out under this section.
  (f) Definition.--In this section, the term ``intelligence 
community'' has the meaning given that term in section 3(4) of 
the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 401(4)).
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 5. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Kucinich of Ohio, or 
                              His Designee

  At the end of title III, add the following new section:

SEC. 345. REPORT ON COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE 
                    AGENCY AND THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT ON 
                    WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION IN IRAQ.

  (a) Audit.--The Inspector General of the Central Intelligence 
Agency shall conduct an audit of all telephone and electronic 
communications between the Central Intelligence Agency and the 
Office of the Vice President that relate to weapons of mass 
destruction obtained or developed by Iraq preceding Operation 
Iraqi Freedom on or after September 11, 2001.
  (b) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Inspector General shall submit to 
Congress a report on the audit conducted under subsection (a). 
The report shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may 
contain a classified annex.
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 6. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lee of California, or 
                              Her Designee

  At the end of title III, add the following new section:

SEC. 345. REPORT ON INTELLIGENCE SHARING WITH UNITED NATIONS WEAPONS 
                    INSPECTORS SEARCHING FOR WEAPONS OF MASS 
                    DESTRUCTION IN IRAQ.

  (a) In General.--The Comptroller General of the United States 
shall conduct a study to determine the extent to which 
intelligence developed by the Department of Defense and by the 
intelligence community with respect to weapons of mass 
destruction obtained or developed by Iraq preceding Operation 
Iraqi Freedom was made available to the United Nations weapons 
inspectors and the quantity and quality of the information that 
was provided (if any).
  (b) Specific Matter Studied.--The study shall provide for an 
analysis of the sufficiency of the intelligence provided by the 
Director of Central Intelligence to those weapons inspectors, 
and whether the information was provided in a timely manner and 
in a sufficient quantity and quality to enable the inspectors 
to locate, visit, and conduct investigations on all high and 
medium value suspected sites of weapons of mass destruction.
  (c) Access to Information.--(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the 
Comptroller General may secure directly from any agency or 
department of the United States information necessary to carry 
out the study under subsection (a).
  (2) The appropriate Federal agencies or departments shall 
cooperate with the Comptroller General in expeditiously 
providing appropriate security clearances to individuals 
carrying out the study to the extent possible pursuant to 
existing procedures and requirements, except that no person 
shall be provided with access to classified information under 
this section without the appropriate security clearances.
  (d) Report.--Not later than 12 months after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit to 
Congress a report on the study conducted under subsection (a). 
The report shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may 
contain a classified annex.