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House Homeland Member Rep. Green Introduces Bill to Streamline Intelligence at DHS

Washington, May 9, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Mark Green, a veteran who did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and was on the mission to capture Saddam Hussein, introduced a bill that would streamline and improve intelligence sharing at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the “Unifying DHS Intelligence Enterprise Act.”

The bill requires the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chief Intelligence Officer (CINT) to establish a homeland intelligence doctrine for the Department. Additionally, the bill ensures the CINT will have dedicated staff.

The goal of the bill is to ensure all of the component entities at the DHS are speaking the same language, using the same tradecraft, and disseminating their products to the appropriate stakeholders, which include both the Intelligence Community and State and local partners. 

“As a former member of an Army special operations task force, I know the value of synchronized intelligence processes when on a mission. That experience has prompted me to introduce this bill so that DHS can fulfill its very important mission to keep Americans safe.” said Rep. Mark Green.