U.S. intelligence agencies ‘sharing too much’

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U.S. intelligence agencies ‘sharing too much’

January 20, 2011 – 8:10am

Mike Rogers (WTOP Photo/J.J. Green)

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) in his office. (WTOP Photo/J.J. Green)

J.J. Green, wtop.com
WASHINGTON – Intelligence agencies may be ordered to limit the information they share.

“When you look at information sharing, I think we have almost overdone it,” says Mike Rogers (R-Michigan), the new chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

“We have gotten into an era of need-to-share versus need-to-know. Need-to-know is an important provision when you are trying to do some operation to keep us safer. But need-to-share got us in trouble with WikiLeaks and with other leaks.”

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