Five suggestions for improving accountability, transparency and understanding.
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What time and leaks have shown about the merits of this FISA program in the face of national security concerns and potential presidential meddling.
Documents related to Section 702 reauthorization.
A review of Lawfare's 2017 coverage of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act.
As the year is coming to a close, Congress has now missed the deadline for reauthorizing FISA Section 702. Molly Reynolds, a Brookings fellow in Governance Studies and expert on Congress, joined Benjamin Wittes and Susan Hennessey for a converation on the failure to reauthorize and what happens next. They discussed the politics of Section 702, the influence of this year's overall legislative agenda, and what to expect in 2018 for the crucial intelligence apparatus.
In less than a month, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) is set to expire. As the clock runs out on one of the U.S. government’s most important national security tools, public discussion remains mired in misunderstandings, misrepresentations, and political sound bites.
The House intelligence committee’s proposal to reauthorize Section 702 wisely requires congressional leadership notification for the disemmination of 'unmasked' identitifes of members of presidential transition teams.
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.
How Section 702 could be collateral damage of this manufactured uproar.
On September 14, Glenn Gerstell talked about Section 702 Oversight at the University of Texas School of Law.