Canada has created a new intelligence center to help improve defenses against terrorist attacks, Canadian Solicitor-General Wayne Easter said yesterday (see GSN, Sept. 9).
The Integrated National Security Assessment Center (INSAC) will involve officials from a number of agencies, including foreign affairs, defense and law enforcement, according to the Toronto Star. The purpose of the center is to provide “timely” intelligence reports to federal, provincial and local agencies to “improve warning, response and incident mitigation capabilities,” according to a government document.
“This new center brings an integrated approach to intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination. And this of course permits us to improve our level of readiness,” Easter said (Bruce Campion-Smith, Toronto Star, Oct. 17).