Press Releases

Press Releases

The Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, and other Intelligence Community leaders met today with three members of the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the Group’s findings and recommendations in their report, “Liberty and Security in a Changing World,” delivered to the President on December 18, 2013.
On several prior occasions, the Director of National Intelligence has declassified information about the telephony metadata collection program under the “business records” provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, 50 U.S.C. Section 1861 (also referred to as “Section 215”), in order to provide the public a more thorough and balanced understanding of the program.
“Edward Snowden, Whistle-Blower” (editorial, Jan. 2) repeats the allegation that James R. Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence, “lied” to Congress about the collection of bulk telephony metadata. As a witness to the relevant events and a participant in them, I know that allegation is not true
Yesterday, the Director of National Intelligence (“DNI”) announced the declassification of the existence of collection activities authorized by President George W. Bush shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Intelligence Community (IC) was honoured as one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, according to an independent analysis of federal workers’ job satisfaction and commitment.
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