Press Releases

Press Releases

Dr. Gregory F. Treverton joined the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as the National Intelligence Council chairman this week following the June 16 announcement of his selection by Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper.
Following a declassification review by the Executive Branch, the Department of Justice released on August 6, 2014, in redacted form, 38 documents relating to the now-discontinued NSA program to collect bulk electronic communications metadata pursuant to Section 402 of the FISA (“PRTT provision”).
We are confident that the declassified document delivered to the Committee will provide the public with a full view of the Committee’s report on the detention and interrogation program, and we look forward to a constructive dialogue with the Committee.
Today Matt Olsen announced his plans to leave his position later this year, after three years of absolutely superb and honorable service to our nation as director of the National Counterterrorism Center. 
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.