The United States now has 17 intelligence gathering agencies. These should immediately be combined (with the exception of the FBI, which would remain in the Department of Justice, its role limited to domestic crime). One can argue that so many snoops are operating at the expense of vital information going forward appropriatly—to say nothing of the dollar cost and the fact that if our leaders have an agenda condraticted by an intelligence report from one agency, they can simply look for another that agrees with it.
A combined intelligence agency would be expected to determine who our future enemies are and what means they have to threaten us. It would also be expected to be sure we have a secure Internet.
Much about the intelligence agencies is classified but it is a certainity today that the total of the budgets for the 16 agencies exceeds $50 billion. Savings would be realized by combining them but even the present total is money well spent if the result of the work can be substantially improved—Berkley Bedell and Jim Frost.