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Press Releases 2013

DNI Clapper Letter on Misunderstandings Arising from his March 12th Appearance Before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Dear Madam Chairman:  Because of the charged rhetoric and heated controversy prompted by my response to a question Senator Ron Wyden asked me last March 12th during an unclassified threat assessment hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, I am using this direct means of communication with you to set the record straight...

DNI Releases Updated Budget Figure for FY 2014 Appropriations requested for the National Intelligence Program

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Consistent with 50 U.S.C. 415c(a), the Director of National Intelligence disclosed to the public on April 10, 2013, the aggregate amount of appropriations requested for Fiscal Year 2014.

ODNI Statement on the Limits of Surveillance Activities

Sunday, June 16, 2013

The statement that a single analyst can eavesdrop on domestic communications without proper legal authorization is incorrect and was not briefed to Congress... Read more...

Statement from the ODNI Spokesperson on the Latest Report from The Guardian

Sunday, June 09, 2013

We have seen the latest report from The Guardian that identifies an individual claiming to have disclosed information about highly classified intelligence programs in recent days...


DNI Statement on the Collection of Intelligence Pursuant to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

Saturday, June 08, 2013
Over the last week we have seen reckless disclosures of intelligence community measures used to keep Americans safe. In a rush to publish, media outlets have not given the full context–including the extent to which these programs are overseen by all three branches of government–to these effective tools.

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