Alternate Title: Unclassified Report on the President's Surveillance Program
"In response to the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, on 4 October 2001, President George W. Bush issued a Top Secret authorization to the Secretary of Defense directing that the signals intelligence (SIGINT) capabilities of the National Security Agency (NSA) be used to detect and prevent further attacks in the United States. The Presidential Authorization stated that an extraordinary emergency existed permitting the use of electronic surveillance within the.United States for counterterrorism purposes, without a court order, under certain circumstances. For more than five years, the Presidential Authorization was renewed at 30- to 60-day intervals to authorize the highly classified NSA surveillance program, which is referred to throughout this report as the President's Surveillance Program (PSP)"
Report No. 2009-0013-AS Volume 3
United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Inspector General
United States. Department of Justice. Office of the Inspector General
United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Inspector General
United States. National Security Agency. Office of Inspector General
United States. Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community