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Press Releases 2014
Joint Statement by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice on Court-ordered Legal Surveillance of U.S. Persons
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
It is entirely false that U.S. intelligence agencies conduct electronic surveillance of political, religious or activist figures solely because they disagree with public policies or criticize the government, or for exercising constitutional rights.
DNI Clapper Statement on the FISA Section 702 Report of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
We welcome the report of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board on Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. In this important report, the PCLOB confirms that Section 702 has shown its value in preventing acts of terrorism at home and abroad, and pursuing other foreign intelligence goals.
DNI Releases Updated Budget Figure for FY 2015 Appropriations Requested for the National Intelligence Program
Monday, June 30, 2014
Consistent with 50 U.S.C. 3306(a), the Director of National Intelligence disclosed to the public on March 6, 2014, the aggregate amount of appropriations requested for Fiscal Year 2015. The amount of $45.6 billion excluded funding required to support overseas contingency operations. That disclosure is now updated to include funding requested to support overseas contingency operations.
Joint Statement From the ODNI and the DOJ on the Declassification of Renewal of Collection Under Section 501 of FISA
Friday, June 27, 2014
On March 28, 2014, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) declassified and disclosed publically that the U.S. government had filed an application with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) seeking renewal of the authority to collect telephony metadata in bulk, and that, on March 28, 2014, the FISC renewed that authority.
Joint Statement From the ODNI and DOJ on the Declassification of Renewal of Collection Under Section 501 of FISA
Friday, June 20, 2014
Earlier this year in a speech at the Department of Justice, President Obama announced a transition that would end the Section 215 bulk telephony metadata program as it previously existed, and that the government would establish a mechanism that preserves the capabilities we need without the government holding this bulk data.