Meet CIFA, Rummy's secret police
The Pentagon has a new spy agency. Or, perhaps more accurately, a preexisting DOD bureaucracy is rapidly metastasizing into a full-service espionage operation unburdened by Congressional oversight.
The Pentagon's newest counterterrorism agency, charged with protecting military facilities and personnel wherever they are, is carrying out intelligence collection, analysis and operations within the United States and abroad
CIFA is a three-year-old agency whose size and budget remain secret. It has grown from an agency that coordinated policy and oversaw the counterintelligence activities of units within the military services and Pentagon agencies to an analytic and operational organization with nine directorates and ever-widening authority. [WaPo]
Echidne is as concerned as I am about CIFA's ever-widening authority.