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Justice Department to Review National Drug Intelligence Center


May 1995

The Justice Department is taking a look at the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) in Johnstown, Pennsylvania ("Justice Department Reviewing Drug Intelligence Center," Drug Enforcement Report, Apr. 24, 1995, p. 1).

The Center offers information about illegal drug organizations and operations. The review was initiated by the Office of Investigative Agency Policies (OIAP), which aims to improve communication and coordination among the DEA, the FBI, and other federal law enforcement agencies.

As communication has improved between the DEA and the FBI, some within the Justice Department have questioned the need for the NDIC.

While other agencies conduct actual investigations of drug activity, the NDIC studies drug organizations' structure and operations. The Center has a $34 million budget and employs 175 people.