Environmental and Economic Benefits of Producing Solar Electricity

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When the 2004 IRTPA was being developed it called for centralization as its main fix to the issues it was meant to handle. However, this was not the first time this sort of push was attempted. In 1947 the National Security Act provided many new centralized aspects for intelligence, this included the National Security Council (NSC), the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), as well as the creation of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The CIA after World War II became the premier in civilian intelligence gathering and analysis and was run by its own director of the CIA who was also the DCI. The DCI in this case acted as the principal intelligence advisor to the President as well as the newly formed NSC while also maintaining their…show more content…
The easiest to argue for power is the ability to create more fusion centers. This would pull more resources from all of the agencies in the IC under the DNI’s control, however, this runs the risk of putting too much emphasis on old problems and taking too much focus away from other issues as well as taking all of the specialists away from their agencies. By taking these specialists from their regional offices it diminishes the IC’s overall ability to provide perspective and context to specific cultural national security issues. Another important power that goes under the radar is the DNI’s ability to determine budgets for the IC, which was estimated to be around $40 million at the time in the first installment of the position. In this case, however, as Lowenthall states 75-80% of the IC budget still falls under the Secretary of Defense. This is because all of the military branches intelligence services as well as the DIA, NGA, and NSA are all Defense Department agencies. Any additional power granted to the DNI can only come from the Secretary of Defense. This kind of reliance will limit the power of the DNI but with a strong connection between the Secretary of Defense and the DNI will come more power and co-operation which is exactly what is needed for this position. Conclusion The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 was done in response to two major intelligence failures, the bombings of 9/11 and the 2002 intelligence estimate on

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