H. Rept. 112-353 - 112th Congress (2011-2012)
December 29, 2011, As Reported by the Intelligence (Permanent) Committee

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House Report 112-353 - SEMIANNUAL REPORT ON THE ACTIVITY of the HOUSE PERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE for the ONE HUNDRED TWELFTH CONGRESS




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112th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    112-353
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                                                 Union Calendar No. 238


                   SEMIANNUAL REPORT ON THE ACTIVITY

                                 of the

            HOUSE PERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE

                                for the

                      ONE HUNDRED TWELFTH CONGRESS


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 December 29, 2011.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed
                         LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

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                          House of Representatives,
                Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,
                                 Washington, DC, December 29, 2011.
Hon. Karen Haas,
Clerk, United States House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Mrs. Haas: Pursuant to clause 1(d) of rule XI of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives for the 112th Congress, I 
present herewith a report entitled ``Semiannual Report on the 
Activity of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, 
112th Congress.''
            Sincerely,
                                               Mike Rogers,
                                                          Chairman.


                            C O N T E N T S

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Letter of Transmittal............................................   III
Membership.......................................................     1
Jurisdiction.....................................................     2
Legislative and Oversight Activities.............................     3
Oversight Plan for the 112th Congress and Implementation and 
  Hearings Held Pursuant to Clause 2(n), (o), and (p) of House 
  Rule XI........................................................     4
Appendix I--Part A: Committee Reports; Part B: Public Laws, Part 
  C: Committee Hearings and Briefings............................     5


                                                 Union Calendar No. 238
112th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    112-353

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SEMIANNUAL REPORT ON THE ACTIVITY OF THE PERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON 
         INTELLIGENCE FOR THE ONE HUNDRED AND TWELFTH CONGRESS

                                _______
                                

 December 29, 2011.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

    Mr. Rogers of Michican, from the Permanent Select Committee on 
                 Intelligence, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

               PERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE


                          FULL COMMITTEE LIST

C.A. DUTCH RUPPERSBERGER, Maryland,  MIKE ROGERS, Michigan,
  Ranking Member                       Chairman
MIKE THOMPSON, California            MAC THORNBERRY, Texas
JANICE SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois          SUE MYRICK, North Carolina
JAMES R. LANGEVIN, Rhode Island      JEFF MILLER, Florida
ADAM B. SCHIFF, California           K. MICHAEL CONAWAY, Texas
DAN BOREN, Oklahoma                  PETER T. KING, New York
LUIS V. GUTIERREZ, Illinois          FRANK A. LoBIONDO, New Jersey
BEN CHANDLER, Kentucky               DEVIN NUNES, California
                                     LYNN A. WESTMORELAND, Georgia
                                     MICHELE BACHMANN, Minnesota
                                     THOMAS J. ROONEY, Florida
                                     JOSEPH J. HECK, Nevada

   Michael Allen, Staff Director 

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                           SUBCOMMITTEE LIST


     Subcommittee on Terrorism, Human Intelligence, Analysis, and 
                          Counterintelligence

MIKE THOMPSON, California            SUE MYRICK, North Carolina,
  Ranking Member                       Chairman
DAN BOREN, Oklahoma                  K. MICHAEL CONAWAY, Texas
LUIS V. GUTIERREZ, Illinois          PETER T. KING, New York
                                     FRANK A. LoBIONDO, New Jersey
                                     THOMAS J. ROONEY, Florida

          Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence

ADAM B. SCHIFF, California           JOSEPH J. HECK, Nevada,
  Ranking Member                       Chairman
JAMES R. LANGEVIN, Rhode Island      MAC THORNBERRY, Texas
BEN CHANDLER, Kentucky               FRANK LoBIONDO, New Jersey
                                     DEVIN NUNES, California
                                     MICHELE BACHMANN, Minnesota

              Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

JANICE SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois          LYNN A. WESTMORELAND, Georgia
  Ranking Member                       Chairman
MIKE THOMPSON, California            JEFF MILLER, Florida
DAN BOREN, Oklahoma                  DEVIN NUNES, California
                                     MICHELE BACHMANN, Minnesota
                                     THOMAS J. ROONEY, Florida

              JURISDICTION AND SPECIAL OVERSIGHT FUNCTION

    Clause 11(b)(1) of rule X of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives for the 112th Congress sets forth the 
jurisdiction of the Permanent Select Committee on 
Intelligence--
          (A) The Central Intelligence Agency, the Director of 
        National Intelligence, and the National Intelligence 
        Program as defined in section 3(6) of the National 
        Security Act of 1947.
          (B) Intelligence and intelligence-related activities 
        of all other departments and agencies of the 
        Government, including the tactical intelligence and 
        intelligence-related activities of the Department of 
        Defense.
          (C) The organization or reorganization of a 
        department or agency of the Government to the extent 
        that the organization or reorganization relates to a 
        function or activity involving intelligence or 
        intelligence-related activities.
          (D) Authorities for appropriations, both direct and 
        indirect, for the following:
                  (i) The Central Intelligence Agency, the 
                Director of National Intelligence, and the 
                National Intelligence Program as defined in 
                section 3(6) of the National Security Act of 
                1947.
                  (ii) Intelligence and intelligence-related 
                activities of all other departments and 
                agencies of the Government, including the 
                tactical intelligence and intelligence-related 
                activities of the Department of Defense.
                  (iii) A department, agency, subdivision, or 
                program that is a successor to an agency or 
                program named or referred to in (i) or (ii).
    Clause 3(m) of rule X of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives for the 112th Congress sets forth the Special 
Oversight Function of Permanent Select Committee on 
Intelligence as follows--``The Permanent Select Committee on 
Intelligence shall review and study on a continuing basis laws, 
programs, and activities of the intelligence community and 
shall review and study on an exclusive basis the sources and 
methods of entities described in clause 11(b)(1)(A).''

                  LEGISLATIVE AND OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES

    During the second half of the first session of the 112th 
Congress, 10 bills or resolutions were referred to the 
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The Full Committee 
reported to the House or was discharged from the further 
consideration of 2 measures, not including conference reports, 
and has ordered a third measure to be reported. No measures 
regarding matters within the Committee's jurisdiction were 
enacted into law.
    The following is a summary of the legislative and oversight 
activities of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 
during the second quarter of the 112th Congress. In addition, 
this report includes a summary on hearings held pursuant to 
clauses 2(n), (o), and (p) under House rule XI.

                         Legislative Activities


                             Full Committee


          INTELLIGENCE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012

                              (H.R. 1892)

Summary

    H.R. 1892 authorizes funds for appropriations for fiscal 
year 2012 for the conduct of the intelligence and intelligence-
related activities of the following elements of the United 
States Government: (1) the Office of the Director of National 
Intelligence; the Central Intelligence Agency; the Department 
of Defense; the Defense Intelligence Agency; the National 
Security Agency; the Department of the Army, the Department of 
the Navy, and the Department of the Air Force; the Coast Guard; 
the Department of State; the Department of Treasury; the 
Department of Energy; The Department of Justice; the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation; the Drug Enforcement Administration; 
the National Reconnaissance Office; the National Geospatial-
Intelligence Agency; and the Department of Homeland Security. 
The amounts authorized to be appropriated and the authorized 
personnel ceilings for the conduct of intelligence activities 
of the elements listed above are specified in a classified 
Schedule of Authorizations prepared to accompany the bill.

Legislative History

    H.R. 1892 was introduced by Representative Mike J. Rogers 
on May 13, 2011. The bill was referred to the Permanent Select 
Committee on Intelligence on May 13, 2011.
    On May 26, 2011, the Permanent Select Committee on 
Intelligence held a business meeting to consider H.R. 1892 and 
ordered the bill reported with amendments to the House by voice 
vote.
    On September 2, 2011, the Permanent Select Committee on 
Intelligence reported the bill to the House.
    On September 9, 2011, the House considered H.R. 1892 and 
passed the bill by recorded vote, 384 ayes and 14 noes.
    On December 14, 2011, the Senate passed H.R. 1892, as 
amended, by unanimous consent.
    On December 16, 2011, the House considered H.R. 1892, as 
amended by the Senate, and passed by recorded vote, 396 ayes 
and 23 noes.

         CYBER INTELLIGENCE SHARING AND PROTECTION ACT OF 2011

                              (H.R. 3523)

Summary

    H.R. 3523 provides for the sharing of certain cyber threat 
intelligence and cyber threat information between the 
intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for 
other purposes.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3523 was introduced by Representative Mike J. Rogers 
(for himself and Mr. Ruppersberger, Mr. King of New York, Mr. 
Upton, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Miller of 
Florida, Mr. Boren, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. Chandler, Mr. Nunes, Mr. 
Gutierrez, Mr. Westmoreland, Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. Rooney, Mr. 
Heck, Mr. Dicks, Mr. McCaul, Mr. Walden, Mr. Calvert, Mr. 
Shimkus, Mr. Terry, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Gingrey of Georgia, Mr. 
Thompson of California, Mr. Kinzinger of Illinois, Mr. Amodei, 
and Mr. Pompeo) on November 30, 2011. The bill was referred to 
the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on November 30, 
2011.
    On December 1, 2011, the Permanent Select Committee on 
Intelligence Committee held a business meeting to consider H.R. 
3523 and ordered the bill reported with amendments to the House 
by voice vote.

        THE MIDDLE CLASS TAX RELIEF AND JOB CREATION ACT OF 2011

                              (H.R. 3630)

Summary

    H.R. 3630 provides incentives for the creation of jobs, and 
for other purposes.

Legislative History

    H.R. 3630 was introduced by Representative Dave Camp on 
December 9, 2011. The bill was referred to the Committee on 
Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and 
Commerce, Financial Services, Foreign Affairs, Transportation 
and Infrastructure, Agriculture, Oversight and Government 
Reform, House Administration, the Budget, Natural Resources, 
Rules, and the Permanent Select Intelligence.
    On December 13, the House considered and passed H.R. 3630 
by recorded vote, 234 ayes and 193 noes.

                 OVERSIGHT PLAN FOR THE 112TH CONGRESS

    Clause 1(d)(2)(E) of rule XI also requires that each 
committee provide a delineation of any hearings held pursuant 
to clauses 2(n), (o), or (p) of rule XI. Those clauses require 
the committee, or a subcommittee thereof, to hold at least one 
hearing on egregious instances of agency waste, fraud, and 
abuse, at least one hearing on agency financial statements, and 
one hearing on examples of waste, fraud, and abuse raised by 
the Comptroller General of the United States.
    As part of the Committee's oversight and authorization of 
the intelligence community budget, the Committee conducts 
numerous classified hearings and briefings that focus on issues 
of potential waste, fraud, and abuse in federal agencies. These 
Committee efforts resulted in the Intelligence Community 
Authorization Act of 2012, which has passed Congress and has 
been forwarded to the President for signature. This bill 
contained a detailed classified annex on all intelligence 
community programs and budgets. A review of potential waste, 
fraud, and abuse within these programs is an inextricable part 
of the development of the classified annex.

                               APPENDIX I


                       PART A--COMMITTEE REPORTS

    Reports filed by the Permanent Select Committee on 
Intelligence with the House:
    112-197: To Accompany H.R. 1892, a bill to authorize 
appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for intelligence and 
intelligence-related activities of the United States 
Government.

                          PART B--PUBLIC LAWS

    No bills that contained matters within the jurisdiction of 
the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence were enacted 
into law during the second six months of 112th Congress.

                PART C--COMMITTEE HEARINGS AND BRIEFINGS

    On Thursday, June 2, 2011, the Full Committee held a closed 
hearing on Israel/Palestinian Authority Update.
    On Monday, June 13, 2011, the Full Committee held a closed 
briefing.
    On Thursday, June 16, 2011, the Full Committee held a 
closed hearing on United States involvement in Libya.
    On Tuesday, June 21, 2011, the Full Committee held a closed 
briefing.
    On Thursday, June 23, 2011, the Full Committee held a 
closed briefing and an open business meeting to consider 
Adoption of the Semiannual Committee Activity Report.
    On Friday, June 24, 2011, the Subcommittee on Terrorism, 
HUMINT, Analysis and Counterintelligence held a closed 
briefing.
    On Wednesday, July 6, 2011, the Full Committee held a 
closed briefing.
    On Thursday, July 14, 2011, the Full Committee held a 
closed hearing on China.
    On Tuesday, July 19, 2011, the Full Committee held a closed 
hearing on Ongoing Intelligence Activities.
    On Monday, July 25, 2011, the Full Committee held a closed 
briefing.
    On Wednesday, July 27, 2011, the Subcommittee on Terrorism, 
HUMINT, Analysis and Counterintelligence held an open hearing 
on Preventing Violent Extremism in America: A Report from the 
Bipartisan Policy Center.
    On Thursday, July 28, 2011, the Full Committee held a 
closed hearing on Ongoing Intelligence Activities.
    On Wednesday, September 7, 2011, the Full Committee held a 
closed briefing.
    On Tuesday, September 13, 2011, the Full Committee held a 
joint open hearing with the Senate Select Committee on 
Intelligence on The State of Intelligence Reform 10 Years after 
9/11.
    On Wednesday, September 14, 2011, the Full Committee held a 
closed briefing.
    On Wednesday, September 21, 2011, the Subcommittee on 
Terrorism, HUMINT, Analysis and Counterintelligence held a 
closed briefing.
    On Thursday, September 22, the Full Committee held a closed 
hearing on Ongoing Intelligence Activities.
    On Friday, September 23, 2011, the Full Committee held a 
closed briefing.
    On Tuesday, October 4, 2011, the Full Committee held an 
open hearing on Cyber Threats and Ongoing Efforts to Protect 
the Nation.
    On Thursday, October 6, 2011, the Full Committee held an 
open hearing on Domestic Threat Intelligence.
    On Tuesday, October 11, 2011, the Full Committee held a 
closed briefing and a closed business meeting to consider an 
Access Request.
    On Monday, October 24, 2011, the Full Committee held a 
closed briefing.
    On Tuesday, October 25, 2011, the Full Committee held a 
closed briefing.
    On Thursday, October 27, 2011, the Full Committee held a 
closed hearing on Ongoing Intelligence Activities.
    On Monday, November 14, 2011, the Full Committee held a 
closed briefing.
    On Wednesday, November 16, 2011, the Subcommittee on 
Terrorism, HUMINT, Analysis and Counterintelligence held a 
closed briefing.
    On Thursday, November 17, 2011, the Full Committee held a 
closed hearing on Ongoing Intelligence Activities.
    On Friday, November 18, 2011, the Subcommittee on Technical 
and Tactical Intelligence held a closed briefing.
    On Tuesday, November 29, 2011, the Full Committee held a 
closed briefing.
    On Thursday, December 1, 2011, the Full Committee held an 
open business meeting to consider H.R. 3523, the Cyber 
Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011, which was 
ordered reported, as amended.
    On Monday, December 5, 2011, the Full Committee held a 
closed briefing.
    On Wednesday, December 7, 2011, the Subcommittee on 
Terrorism, HUMINT, Analysis and Counterintelligence held a 
closed briefing.
    On Thursday, December 8, 2011, the Full Committee held a 
closed hearing on Ongoing Intelligence Activities.
    On Monday, December 12, 2011, the Full Committee held a 
closed briefing.