Press Releases

Press Releases

Today the Department of Justice, in coordination with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and other elements of the Intelligence Community, is releasing six Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (“FISC”) documents related to surveillance activities originally authorized by President George W. Bush shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

For the sixth consecutive year, Intelligence Community employee job satisfaction ranks the IC as one of the “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government,” according to an independent analysis of federal workers’ job satisfaction and commitment.
Today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its report on the detention and interrogation program.  In all of my experience in intelligence, I am hard-pressed to recall another report—and the issues surrounding it—as fraught with controversy and passion as this one.
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.
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper announced today the establishment of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center. National Counterintelligence Executive William “Bill” Evanina will assume the additional role as the NCSC Director.