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.
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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.
A summary of the bill that the House Judiciary Committee passed on Nov. 8.
A summary of the key provisions FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act proposed by Sen. Richard Burr, chairman of the Senate intelligence committee.
The Senate intelligence committee's draft bill to reauthorize Section 702 would extend the FISA Amendments Act for eight years.
Today, a group of former national security officials released a letter to key members of Congress urging the reauthorization of Section 702, which will expire on Dec. 31. The full text of the letter is here.
There are compelling reasons to reform Section 702.
The House Judiciary Committee's proposed reforms to the Section 702 program seem to tie the intelligence community's hands for no reason.
A summary of the key provisions of the House Judiciary Committee’s proposal to reauthorize expiring FISA authorities including Section 702.