NRO in the News

NEWS | Nov. 5, 2021

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The AP (11/5, Merchant) reports thousands of intelligence officers “could soon face dismissal for failing to comply with the U.S. government’s vaccine mandate, leading some Republican lawmakers to raise concerns about removing employees from agencies critical to national security.” Several intelligence agencies had “at least 20% of their workforce unvaccinated as of late October, said U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart, a Utah Republican who is a member of the House Intelligence Committee.” Some agencies in “the 18-member intelligence community had as much as 40% of their workforce unvaccinated, Stewart said, citing information the administration has provided to the committee but not released publicly.” He declined to “identify the agencies because full information on vaccination rates was classified.” ODNI declined “several requests to provide figures for the intelligence community” and “would not say what contingency plans are in place in case officers are taken off work due to not complying with the mandate.” The AP notes NRO “has more than 90% of its workforce vaccinated.”

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