Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Edgar comments in NYT on the “Raw Take” order.

Timothy Edgar, visiting fellow at the Watson Institute, comments on the “Raw Take” order, which was enacted after Sept. 11 to weaken restrictions on sharing private information about Americans in order to lower various bureaucratic barriers that impeded counterterrorism specialists across the government from working together. “Without the ability to have a small group of people that would be able to share intelligence at an earlier stage, at a raw stage,” Edgar said, “it was hard to cooperate at a more technical level.”

March 12, 2014