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DNI Declassifies Intelligence Community Documents Regarding Collection Under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

In June, President Obama requested that Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper declassify and make public as much information as possible about certain sensitive NSA programs while being mindful of the need to protect sensitive classified intelligence and national security.

Consistent with this directive and in the interest of increased transparency, DNI Clapper has today authorized the declassification and public release of a number of documents pertaining to the Intelligence Community’s collection under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).  DNI Clapper has determined that the release of these documents is in the public interest.

These documents and other unclassified information related to foreign intelligence surveillance activities are available on a new Intelligence Community website established at the direction of the President. The new www.icontherecord.tumblr.com is designed to provide immediate, ongoing and direct access to factual information related to the lawful foreign surveillance activities carried out by the U.S. Intelligence Community.

The Administration is undertaking a careful and thorough review of whether and to what extent additional information or documents pertaining to this program may be declassified, consistent with the protection of national security. IC on the Record provides a single online location to access new information as it is made available from across the Intelligence Community.

Shawn Turner
Director of Public Affairs
Office of the Director of National Intelligence


Documents being released today include:


DNI James Clapper's Cover Letter Announcing the Document Release

October 3, 2011 -- Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Memorandum Opinion and Order (J. Bates)
Part 1 | Part 2 (Updated 11/19/13) | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9

November 30, 2011 -- Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Memorandum Opinion and Order (J. Bates)
Part 1 | Part 2

September 25, 2012 -- Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Memorandum Opinion (J. Bates)

December 8, 2011 -- Lisa Monaco, John C. ("Chris") Chris Inglis, Robert Litt - Statement for the Record before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

February 9, 2012 -- Lisa Monaco, John C. ("Chris") Inglis, Robert Litt - Statement for the Record before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

May 4, 2012 -- Letters to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Leadership regarding Section 702 Congressional White Paper entitled The Intelligence Community's Collection Programs Under Title VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

October 31, 2011 -- 2011 Minimization Procedures Used by the National Security Agency in Connection with Acquisitions of Foreign Intelligence Information Pursuant to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, as amended

August 2013 -- Semi-Annual Assessment of Compliance with the Procedures and Guidelines Issued Pursuant to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Submitted by the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence

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