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Press Releases 2013

DNI Releases Budget Figure for 2013 National Intelligence Program

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Consistent with 50 U.S.C. 3306(b), the Director of National Intelligence is disclosing to the public the aggregate amount of funds appropriated by Congress to the National Intelligence Program (NIP) for Fiscal Year 2013 not later than 30 days after the end of the fiscal year.

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DNI Clapper Declassifies Additional Intelligence Community Documents Regarding Collection Under Section 501 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

Monday, October 28, 2013
In June of this year, President Obama directed me to declassify and make public as much information as possible about certain sensitive intelligence collection programs undertaken under the authority of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) while being mindful of the need to protect national security.  Consistent with this directive, in September 2013, I authorized the declassification and public release of a number of documents pertaining to the Government’s collection of bulk telephony metadata under Section 501 of the FISA, as amended by Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act (Section 215).  Today I am authorizing the declassification and public release of a number of additional documents relating to collection under Section 215.  These documents were properly classified, and their declassification is not done lightly.  I have determined, however, that the harm to national security from the release of these documents is outweighed by the public interest.
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DNI Statement on Inaccurate and Misleading Information in Recent Le Monde Article Security

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Recent articles published in the French newspaper Le Monde contain inaccurate and misleading information regarding U.S. foreign intelligence activities.
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DNI Statement on the Nomination of Jeh Johnson as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

Friday, October 18, 2013
Today President Obama nominated Jeh Johnson to be the next U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. Jeh served as General Counsel of the Department of Defense from 2009 to 2012 and has been instrumental to reforming and shaping key U.S. military and counterterrorism policies.
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Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Approves Government’s Application to Renew Telephony Metadata Program

Friday, October 11, 2013
As indicated by a declassified court order and amended memorandum opinion published by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Sept. 17, 2013, the court authorization requiring the production of certain telephony metadata under the “business records” provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, 50 U.S.C. Section 1861, expires Oct. 11, 2013.
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