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    What did the 9-11 commission recommend interms of changes to the intelligence community? If the crux of counter terrorism involves information sharing among all levels of government , do the reform recommendations of the 9-11 commission enacted into law adequately address the structure of intelligence gathering?

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    The major change was to share information. Information gathered by one agency should be available immediately for use by all. In the case of the recommendations, there should be a new and better system of sharing, both within the U.S. and outside of the U.S. However, it is not being handled as effectively as it should. The laws require sharing of information between all agencies and within the Homeland Security agency. The FBI was motivated to change from the crime enforcement to terrorism, counterterrorism, counterintelligence and cyber crimes (GAO, 2004). The commission report recommended a single agency for security clearances. This effort is difficult because of the number of necessary security clearances and the lack of a broad based database that includes information on every person in government service including agency officials, military, and government workers. Transformation of agencies ...

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    The solution is a short and concise narrative that presents the work and recommendation of the 9-11 commission to changes in the intelligence community in relation to anti-terrorism measures as well as intelligence gathering.