8/9/04 11:00 AM EST
Bush Expected To Offer Intel Reform Proposals In Next Few Days
Addressing an issue pushed to the forefront by the release of 9/11commission's report, Newsweek reports in its "Periscope" column that in "the next few days President George W. Bush is expected to produce detailed proposals for implementing" some of the panel's "key recommendations." Officials "say the president will issue executive orders for a National Counterterrorism Center, which the commission says is needed so that information about terrorist plots is shared among all relevant agencies. This will likely mean renaming the Terrorist Threat Integration Center, an interagency unit set up last year under CIA officer John Brennan, who currently reports to the CIA director. The president is likely to expand the center's staff and have it oversee the emergency response to an attack. The center is already ensconced in its own building at a secret location in northern Virginia, where crews are installing an ultra-high-tech command center (with more than 138 video screens) that was designed with outside advisers, including the Disney Company."