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Department of Justice Releases Documents on Pen Registers and Trap and Trace Applications to FISC

Tuesday, March 04, 2014
On Friday, the Attorney General through the Department of Justice, declassified and released 24 documents that were responsive to a portion of a Freedom of Information Act request by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

IARPA Launches "INSTINCT" Data Analysis Challenge

Thursday, February 20, 2014
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), announced today that it is launching its first challenge contest, “INSTINCT,” to advance understanding of human interactions that involve trust and trustworthiness.

DNI Clapper Statement on President Obama’s Intent to Nominate Francis X. Taylor to be the Next DHS Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Today, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Francis X. Taylor to be the next undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis in the Department of Homeland Security.

Joint Statement by the DNI and Attorney General on the Declassification of Additional Documents Regarding Collection

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
On Jan. 3, 2014, the Director of National Intelligence declassified and disclosed publicly that the U.S. government had filed an application with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court seeking renewal of the authority to collect telephony metadata in bulk, and that, on Jan. 3, 2014, the court renewed that authority. The Director of National Intelligence also announced that the Administration was undertaking a declassification review of the court’s Jan. 3 primary order.

List of Permissible Uses of Signals Intelligence Collected in Bulk

Monday, February 10, 2014
"Presidential Policy Directive/PPD-28 – Signals Intelligence Activities" establishes a process for determining the permissible uses of nonpublicly available signals intelligence that the United States collects in bulk. It also directs the Director of National Intelligence to “maintain a list of permissible uses of signals intelligence collected in bulk” and make the list “publicly available to the maximum extent feasible, consistent with the national security.”

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