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Summary: U.K. Intelligence and Security Committee Annual Report | Lawfare

Summary: U.K. Intelligence and Security Committee Annual Report | Lawfare

On Dec. 20, the U.K. Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee issued its . Published pursuant to the , the document provides a comprehensive overview of the committee’s work over the past year as overseer of the U.K. government’s intelligence and security organizations. The report contains recommendations to the British intelligence community on policy, expenditure, administration and operations issues. Unexpected events—notably the spring and summer —left the counterterrorism areas conspicuously thin; additional reports related to those attacks are to follow.

First established by the  to oversee the U.K.’s three main intelligence agencies—the  (MI6),  (MI5) and the (GCHQ)—the ISC now oversees an additional four intelligence organizations: the  (JIO), the  (NSS),  (DI) and the  (OSCT).

Source: Summary: U.K. Intelligence and Security Committee Annual Report | Lawfare