The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released documents governing intelligence community dissemination of information regarding members of Congress and congressional staff, known as the "Gates Procedures" after former Director of Central Intelligence Robert Gates. The current procedures are available below, along with previous versions also provided by ODNI.
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ODNI's transparency report contains loads of interesting information. In this post, I'd like to draw attention to the statistics on use of the FISA Business Records authority, 50 USC 1861.
According to today’s IC transparency report for calendar year 2016, only one FBI query in a non-national-security investigation returned 702-acquired data about a U.S. person in 2016.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released its annual transparency report regarding use of national security authorities for calendar year 2016, available here and below. Lawfare will publish a summary shortly.