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Appendix A: Observations about the Charge to the Committee
Pages 95-96

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... • The charge implicitly assumes that technology alternatives could make a contribution to the missions of the intelligence community that is roughly comparable to the contribution that bulk collection makes. As noted above, the committee found that this was not the case -- in many cases, bulk collection does in fact make unique contributions to the mis 95
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... • The charge asks the committee to develop relevant criteria or m ­ etrics for comparing bulk collection to targeted collection. But the committee found that decisions about bulk versus targeted collection -- and indeed about all manner of collection decisions -- are driven by the concerns of policy makers, which are themselves shaped by their perception of the threat environment.

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