Last week the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released its 2015 Signals Intelligence Reform Report, designed to highlight the intelligence community’s implementation of Presidential Policy Directive (PPD)-28.
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As Wells noted yesterday the Administration released its report on the implementation of Presidential Policy Directive (PPD)-28. I am still reading through the documents, which include twelve new agency-specific procedures that implement Section 4 of PPD-28, as well as additional restrictions on the counterterrorism telephone metadata program.
At the top of the hour, Robert S. Litt, General Counsel at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence will speak at the Brookings Institution.
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has released an assessment of the status of each of the Board's 22 recommendations regarding Section 215 and Section 702 programs.
More information, including the assessment, a fact sheet, and a table summarizing the Board's recommendations, can be found in the release by the Board---the relevant part of which is excerpted below.
To mark the one-year anniversary of its report on the Section 215 telephone records program and the six-month annive
On Friday, the former spoke by videolink with the latter, about (unsurprisingly enough) surveillance, privacy and data security.
Youtube has a video of their discussion:
Last week, Wells noted the release of an important, 85-page report by the National Research Council. (Yesterday, Herb Lin added his thoughts about it.) Broadly, Bulk Collection of Signals Intelligence: Technical Options concludes that right now, there are no software-based techniques that could fully replace the bulk collection of data.
On January 15, 2015, the National Research Council released a report entitled Bulk Collection of Signals Intelligence: Technical Options.
We've yet to find a transcript of President Obama's remarks during today's press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, but according to several news outlets, the President made a number of interesting state
Scientific Computing had this news yesterday, about the important DNI-ordered study from the National Research Council:
WASHINGTON, DC — No software-based technique can fully replace the bulk collection of signals intelligence, but methods can be developed to more effectively conduct targeted collection and to control the usage of collected data, says
As reported last month, the NSA in late December declassified more than ten years of NSA quarterly reports to the President’s Intelligence Oversight Board (IOB). In them, the NSA lists, with varying degrees of detail and redaction, suspected violations of policies intended to ensure that the NSA’s intelligence gathering activities are in conformity with its collection authorities.