LETTER TO FRED THOMPSON FROM JOHN H. MOSEMAN RE RESPOND TO THE CONCERNS YOU RAI

Created: 9/25/2000

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the concerns you raised in your letter regarding Intelligence Community

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(IC) responsibilities created by the Nuclear Non-proliferation Acc of modified by1 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal0 We take seriously the law's requirement that we keep your Committee, the Senate Poreign Relations Conroittw, and the House International Relations Committee "fully and currently informed with respecthe current activities of foreign nations which are of significance from the proliferation standpoint."

With thia in mind, let meat the memoay from John Lauder,

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Special Assistant to the DCI for Nonproliferation and Director of the DCI Nonproliferation Centeray have left with you.

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NPC io re-instituting staff of the three committees 'named innd the intelligence oversight committees. Working through the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, my office

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hasriefing for relevant Sonate Committee staff oneptember. My staff has informed Chris Ford of the date and time.

I hope that this letter has addressed your ud you have any further questions about how w*

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plan to meet ourbligations, olease do not hesitate to contact mo, or have your staff call of my staff at

Sincerely,

John H.

Director of Congressional Affairs

cc: The Honorable Joseph I. Lieberman

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Tne Hon George Tenet Director of Central Intelligence Central Intelligence Agency Washington, DC

Dear Direcror Tenet:

As you know, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Acts modified by1 of tbo Foreign Relation* Authorization Act for Fiscal01 (Publicequires you to keep the Senaiej Governmental Affairs Committee, the Senate Foreign Relations CoQinuoee, and the House International Relations Committee "fuUy and currently informed wjtfi respect tohe current activities of foreign nanoos which are of significance from the proliferationrite in order to draw your attention to the fact that this bas apparently nor been taking place.

According to policy guidance promulgated on0 by Special Assistant to tbe DCI for Nonproliferation John Lauder, the CIA's NonproUfenuion Center (NPC) apparently follows neither the intent nor the letter of the Non-Proliferation Act in this regard. As Mr. Lauder explained in bisnd aa the NPC itself has subsequently confirmedmyPC's policy toj

The implications of this policy are disturbing.

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I request thai you provide to thisetailed account of. Intelligence Community's current reporting policies with regard to proUferation-relited information under the Nod-Proliferation Actslso request that you provide this Committee with assurances That. Intelligence Community will in the future follow therequirement that thia Committee be kept fully and currently informed of the rignificant proliferation-related activitiea of foreign nations

Thank you for your prompt attectioa and cooperacon in this matter. Should you or your staff have any questions about this request, please do not hesitate to contact me or Cornminee Chief Irivestigaave Counsel Christopher Ford

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Senator Joseph Liebennari

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