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On the New ODNI Media Guidelines

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence last week publicly released a new Intelligence Community Directive (ICD 119) establishing policies for contacts between the media and personnel inside the intelligence community.  ICD 119 received round criticism from the press and advocacy groups for setting up a presumption that only a few senior officials can . . .
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About (A Lot More Than) Metadata

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:52 AM

The recent announcements by the President and the leaders of the House Intelligence Committee marked the beginning of the end of more than a decade of bulk metadata collection by the government under evolving authorities and legal structures. Now those structures are likely to change. Here on Lawfare, Matt Danzer, Ben Wittes and Carrie Cordero have . . .
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SSCI v. CIA—Three Key Questions

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Senator Feinstein’s remarkable floor statement yesterday has thrown further fuel onto an already volatile mix of intelligence and oversight issues related to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s detention and interrogation report. Putting the controversy both outside and inside the SSCI about the substance of the report aside for now, the basic facts as Sen. . . .
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The Curious Case of the Missing Metadata

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that the National Security Agency is now only collecting “about 20% or less” of U.S. telephony metadata under the Section 215 program now acknowledged by the government. The Washington Post reported a slightly higher figure: from 20% to 30%. If accurate, this startling disclosure should be troubling to all sides of . . .
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