President Bush has signed landmark legislation that will make sweeping changes to U.S. intelligence agencies.
President Bush Friday called the bill the most dramatic overhaul of the U.S. intelligence community in more than 50 years.
He said the legislation, passed by Congress earlier this month, will help protect Americans from what he called "stateless networks" and "killers who hide in our own cities."
The bill aims to streamline the sharing of information between the country's 15 intelligence agencies. It will also create a national counterterrorism center and a national intelligence director to oversee all intelligence agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency.
The bill resulted from recommendations by the independent commission that investigated the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the United States.