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Intelligence Reorganization / Ford / News Conference #487077

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 17, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford outlines plans for reorg. of intelligence agencies. To meet with congress leaders To hold press conference tonight.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Ford plans to strengthen role of CIA Director George Bush. He'll head committee of all intelligence agencies which will decide how much to be spent on intelligence gathering. White House panel to check on abuses. Ea. inspector general in orgs. will receive extra policing power. To propose cong. oversight committee ; doesn't think committee should have prior knowledge of secret operations. Ford wants law to protect secrets shared with Congress
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) NBC to cover conference live at 8 p.m. EST.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John

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