No French-Style NSA Before Next Year
An overhaul of French intelligence that began early this year [...]
The National Security Agency (NSA) is the US intelligence agency responsible for interceptions, collecting massive quantities of data and monitoring communications globally. The NSA has one of the biggest budgets of all the US intelligence agencies.
Like his predecessor, John Negroponte, the new director of national intelligence (DNI), Mike McConnell, would like to set up a major research and development agency along the lines of the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to serve the [. [...]