H. Rept. 109-680, Part 1: Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act, Report together with Additional and Minority Views to Accompany H.R. 5825, September 25, 2006 [open pdf - 134KB]
Alternate Title: H. Rept. 109-680: Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act
"The Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 5825) to update the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, having considered the same, report favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend that the bill as amended do pass. […] The purpose of H.R. 5825 is to modernize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, to strengthen oversight of the executive branch concerning electronic surveillance and intelligence, and to provide clear electronic surveillance authority to the nation's intelligence agencies in the event of a terrorist attack, armed attack, or imminent threat against the United States. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act ('FISA') provides the legal framework for collecting specified types of foreign intelligence information within the United States. The current legal and technical framework relative to FISA was constructed in 1978. The complexity, variety and means of communications technology has since mushroomed exponentially and globally-but the structure of our surveillance laws has remained hidebound around the technology of generations-old wired telephones."
H. Rept. 109-680, Part 1; House Report 109-680, Part 1
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