Intelligence agency procedures have varied both within and across agencies in the intelligence community—making it difficult for Congress, the public and even the agencies themselves to determine the scope of intelligence gathering.
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Welcome to part one of a two-part deep-dive series concerning FISA! In this episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck begin with the history and context leading up to the creation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 and then explain the central features of the statute and some of the key issues that arose during its first two decades. Part two (episode 97), which carries the story forward to the present, will post tomorrow!
Oh, hey, while we have your attention: Yes, there was another two-week extension in Doe v. Mattis.
How to understand the NSA’s June 28 announcement about its call-detail record databases.
Five suggestions for improving accountability, transparency and understanding.
What time and leaks have shown about the merits of this FISA program in the face of national security concerns and potential presidential meddling.
A review of Lawfare's 2017 coverage of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act.
Document: House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017
The House Permament Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) version of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendements Reauthorization Act of 2017.
The Senate Judiciary Committee convened two panels today for a hearing on Section 702 reauthorization.
In light of Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats’s argument that quantifying the collection of U.S. person communications under Section 702 would exhaust agency resources and threaten privacy rights, here are four questions that Senator Wyden should ask now to establish why an estimate has not been provided and what could be done to encourage such an estimate in the future.
In this surveillance-heavy episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck dig into a raft of news about foreign-intelligence collection authorities.