There is one summary for S.1520. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (07/31/2003)

9-11 Memorial Intelligence Reform Act - Amends the National Security Act of 1947 to establish: (1) an Office of the Director of National Intelligence (Office); (2) a Director of National Intelligence (Director); (3) a Deputy Director of National Intelligence; (3) a Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Community Management; (4) a National Intelligence Council; (5) Assistant Directors of National Intelligence for Collection, Analysis and Production, and Administration; (6) a General Counsel to the Director; and (7) an Inspector General of the Intelligence Community.

Renames the Director of Central Intelligence the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Provides for the coordination of functions and responsibilities between the Office and Director and the Central Intelligence Agency and its Director.

Expresses the sense of Congress that the Director of National Intelligence should be a Cabinet-level officer.

Directs the President to establish priorities for the intelligence, intelligence-related, and counterterrorism activities of the Government.

Requires the: (1) National Security Council to prepare a Government-wide strategy for combating terrorism; (2) National Intelligence Officer on Terrorism to be included on the National Intelligence Council; (3) Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to enhance FBI counterterrorism capabilities; (4) Director of National Intelligence, Attorney General, and Secretary of Homeland Security to report on reforms in domestic intelligence programs and activities; (5) Attorney General to provide training to intelligence community personnel in addressing terrorist threats; (6) Director to improve and enhance the quality of personnel of the intelligence community, and to report on the budgeting and funding of Federal intelligence and counterterrorism activities; and (7) enhancement of access to relevant intelligence information among Federal agencies and of intelligence community accountability in the performance of intelligence activities.

Requires the Director to: (1) establish the National Terrorist Watchlist Center; and (2) enhance efforts to identify the support or involvement of foreign governments in terrorist activities.