[Letter from Congressmen Bennie G. Thompson, Jane Harman, and Christopher P. Carney to Michael Chertoff, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, Regarding Concerns over Progress of the National Applications Office] [open pdf - 2MB]
From the press release: "The letter details the Members' dissatisfaction with the lack of not only a legal framework and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the NAO but also adequate assurances from the Department that the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties issues involved with turning spy satellites on the homeland have been comprehensively resolved. In September 2007, Chairman Thompson, Chair Harman, and Chairman Carney requested that the NAO be put on hold until their concerns had been addressed. Now, over seven months later -- and despite a commitment from the Department that the overdue documents would be provided in due course -- many of the same concerns have yet to be satisfactorily addressed. DHS nevertheless plans to operationalize the NAO in the very near future."
House Committee on Homeland Security: http://homeland.house.gov/