Senator Feinstein eyes limits to NSA contractors

WASHINGTON Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:33pm EDT

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the chair of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, speaks to the media regarding confirmation hearings of CIA Director nominee John Brennan in Washington March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the chair of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, speaks to the media regarding confirmation hearings of CIA Director nominee John Brennan in Washington March 5, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on Thursday that Congress would consider legislation to limit government contractors' access to certain classified information.

"We will certainly have legislation which will limit or prevent contractors from handling highly classified technical data. And there will be some other things," said Feinstein after a closed-door briefing about the U.S. government's surveillance programs.

Feinstein also said National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander had pledged to make public on Monday a list of terrorist efforts that had been thwarted by the programs.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle, Writing by Karey Van Hall)

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Comments (4)
AlkalineState wrote:
“Son, study hard. If you don’t finish high school, you’ll be living in Hawaii, making $200,000 per year and engaged to a beautiful pole dancer. Is THAT what you want for yourself?”

Limits. Good one.

Jun 13, 2013 4:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
moonhill wrote:
She is so corrupt it is ridiculous. The company of which her husband is chairman of the board got the contract to sell/lease all of the buildings the Post Office will no longer be using due to cut backs. No conflict of interest there.

Jun 13, 2013 6:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MidWestSense wrote:
Is this te same senator that wants the government to stop americans from owning guns? She also wants the government to be spying on US citizens.

Jun 13, 2013 8:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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