U.S. Rep. Dr. Mark Green (R-TN-07) on Thursday introduced a bill that would streamline and improve intelligence sharing at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The bill requires the Department of Homeland Security’s Chief Intelligence Officer (CINT) to establish a homeland intelligence doctrine for the department, according to a press release from Green’s office. Also, the bill ensures the CINT will have dedicated staff.
Green’s new bill is similar to H.R. 2468, titled the “Unifying DHS Intelligence Enterprise Act,” which was introduced during the previous Congress on May 16, 2017.
The goal is to ensure all of the entities at 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, according to the press release.
Green said, “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.”
In other national security news, Green tweeted, “In the past year, the rates of active-duty military suicides have increased dramatically. It is our duty to ensure warriors and veterans are mentally, emotional, and spiritually prepared for war. @GOPoversight”.
In the past year, the rates of active-duty military suicides have increased dramatically. It is our duty to ensure warriors and veterans are mentally, emotional, and spiritually prepared for war. @GOPoversight https://t.co/4Q04IlYVeE
— Rep. Mark Green (@RepMarkGreen) May 8, 2019
Also, earlier this week, Green said President Donald Trump was correct in pulling out of the Iranian nuclear deal, following news that Iran would stop complying with parts of the deal and threatened to resume uranium enrichment, The Tennessee Star reported.
Green is a veteran who did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and was on the mission to capture Saddam Hussein.
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