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Congress Puts Spy World on Money Diet

Friday, 16 Dec 2011 12:26 PM

 

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WASHINGTON — Congress is putting the spy world on a diet — trimming back planned growth in staff and high-tech surveillance programs.

Next year's budget doesn't cancel any programs, but it shaves money off big-ticket items like the multibillion-dollar spy satellites.

A budget bill passed Friday is classified, but it's expected to stay in the same range as last year's — just under $79 billion. Spy agencies had asked for an increase.

Congress left alone plans for new hires in cybersecurity and counter-terror threat finance.

One change in the new measure: Families of intelligence officers will get the same financial help for burial expenses as those of uniformed military, if agents are killed by terrorists.

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