Clapper's transparency plan for intelligence community grinds forward

Clapper's transparency plan for intelligence community grinds forward

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 12:37

October 27, 2015

By Josh Gerstein
Politico

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is pressing forward with a drive many in the intelligence community have long resisted: trying to make the world of intelligence-gathering more open.

Speaking at a conference Tuesday, Clapper also admitted that he was among those with the impulse to resist greater transparency — at least until recently.

“I have to confess that – because of my experience growing up in the [signals intelligence] business and my five decades in intelligence work – the kind of transparency we’re engaged in now felt almost genetically antithetical to me, at least for the first couple of years, but it doesn’t really feel that way anymore,” Clapper said at George Washington University.


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