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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.”

FISC Approves Government's Request to Modify Telephony Metadata Program

Thursday, February 06, 2014
During his speech on Jan. 17, 2014, President Obama ordered a transition that will end the Section 215 bulk telephony metadata program as it currently exists, and establish a mechanism that preserves the capabilities we need without the government holding this bulk data.

Statement by DNI Clapper on the Nomination of Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers to be the Next Commander of U.S. Cyber Command and NSA Director

Friday, January 31, 2014
Today, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers is President Obama’s nominee to be the next commander of U.S. Cyber Command. In addition, Secretary Hagel announced that he has designated Vice Adm. Rogers to serve as director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service.

For First Time, Intelligence Community Researchers Selected for Presidential Early Career Awards in Science and Engineering

Thursday, January 30, 2014
In a Jan. 23 ceremony in McLean, Va., Director of National Intelligence James Clapper congratulated the first six Intelligence Community science and technology researchers to be selected for Presidential Early Career Awards in Science and Engineering, the nation’s highest award for young scientists and engineers. Read more...

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