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The House intelligence Committee approved $75 million to NSA budget to stop future insider threats.

A National Security Agency and other intelligence organizations’ budget was approved by The House intelligence Committee on Thursday, Nov.21.

A Defense Department agency created in 1952 is under the category of a “black” program in the federal budget, a term applied to classified efforts.

Provision that includes $75 million for the NSA projects to improve its internal security and countering insider threats.

Separately, the Senate Intelligence Committee advanced its own bill for NSA and its surveillance programs funding, including additional money for countering insider threats and protections for “legitimate” whistle blowers.

It was reported in October by Reuters news agency, that NSA had deployed security software that was intended to prevent insider threats. However it was not installed at the Hawaii station where Snowden worked due to the limitations of the station’s network connection.

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