The President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) is unique among intelligence oversight entities in that it is composed of private citizens with a mandate to oversee intelligence agency compliance with the law. But in 2008, President Bush issued an executive order that diminished the Board’s authority and independence (and removed the word “Foreign” from its name).50 The Board’s authority should be restored. Equally important, its membership should be composed of individuals who are distinguished by their commitment to upholding the law, including civil liberties, and the integrity of government operations.
- From the 21st Century RTK Agenda
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