Intelligence gathering unwieldy,expensive: Report

Top-secret intelligence gathering by the US govt since since 9/11 has grown expensive,says Washington Post.

Written by Associated Press | Washington | Published: July 19, 2010 3:13:44 pm

The Washington Post newspaper says that since the terror attacks of Sept. 11,2001,top-secret intelligence gathering by the U.S. government has grown so unwieldy and expensive that no one really knows what it cost and how many people are involved.

A two-year investigation by the newspaper found what it called a “Top Secret America” that’s hidden from public view and largely lacking in oversight.

In its first installment of a series of reports,the Post reported Monday there are now more than 1,200 government organizations and more than 1,900 private companies working on counterterrorism,homeland security and intelligence in some 10,000 locations across the U.S.

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