Press Releases

Press Releases

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote today on legislation to limit the authority exercised by the National Security Agency pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and court order, I join others who caution that acting in haste to defund the FISA Business Records program risks dismantling an important intelligence tool.
As indicated by a previously classified court order disclosed by the media on June 5, 2013, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court authorization requiring the production of certain telephony metadata under the “business records” provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), 50 U.S.C. Section 1861, expires on July 19, 2013.
On behalf of the Intelligence Community, I thank Janet for her commitment and invaluable contributions to the community and our nation.
Dear Madam Chairman:  Because of the charged rhetoric and heated controversy prompted by my response to a question Senator Ron Wyden asked me last March 12th during an unclassified threat assessment hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, I am using this direct means of communication with you to set the record straight...
Consistent with 50 U.S.C. 415c(a), the Director of National Intelligence disclosed to the public on April 10, 2013, the aggregate amount of appropriations requested for Fiscal Year 2014.
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