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Senator Feinstein eyes limits to NSA contractors
June 13, 2013 / 8:35 PM / 4 years ago

Senator Feinstein eyes limits to NSA contractors

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.

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

“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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