Panel Urges Wiretap Probe, Hospital Oversight, Cyber Security Czar Proposed
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Panel Wants Wiretapping Scholar Investigation » A Congressional oversight panel plans to ask the NSA to investigate new evidence that the agency illegally wiretapped a Muslim scholar in Northern Virginia and concealed the eavesdropping during a 2005 trial in which the scholar was convicted on terrorism charges. — New York Times
Weak Oversight Lets Bad Hospitals Stay Open » New York state's inability to scale back a poorly performing hospital provides a stark example of how hard it is to close or shrink hospitals around the country, even when there is evidence they are providing costly and below-average care. — New York Times
Cyber Security Czar Proposed » A commission of technology experts will propose consolidating cyber security work under a top White House official and using diplomatic, intelligence and military tools to confront threats in cyberspace. — Wall Street Journal
Pakistan's Spies Aided Mumbai Terrorists » Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistan-based militant group suspected of conducting the Mumbai attacks, has quietly gained strength in recent years with the help of Pakistan's main spy service. — New York Times
Private Contractors Sought as Afghanistan Guards » The U.S. Army is looking to private contractors to provide armed security guards to protect Forward Operating Bases in seven provinces in southern Afghanistan. — Washington Post
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