Tagged: gathering

Praise, Problems, and Proposals: Audit Results of the FBI-Managed Terrorist Watchlist 

The Audit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Management of Terrorist Watchlist Nominations audit report of March 2014 reviews the impact of the December 25, 2009, failed terrorist attack (commonly known as the Underwear Bomber) and effectiveness of FBI initiatives implemented between 2009 and 2012 and intended to “ensure accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of the...

Signals Intelligence Activities: President Obama Releases New Policy Directive

Today, President Obama released a Presidential Policy Directive, “Signals Intelligence Activities,” which outlines the manner in which signals intelligence is authorized to be collected by the United States. He stated that gathering practices must be adherent to privacy and civil liberties, “in accordance with the Constitution and applicable statutes, Executive...

Police Intelligence Gathering Practices Threaten National Security and Civil Liberties: A Brennan Center for Justice Report

The Brennan Center’s newest report of the National Security and Local Police survey blows the whistle on local police information gathering and surveillance activities in the United States. The Brennan Center for Justice, a branch of New York University School of Law, concluded that “police intelligence gathering lacks standards, and...

Task Force on Torture: Health Professionals Abandoned Ethics in War on Terror

An independent panel, known as the Task Force on Preserving Medical Professionalism in National Security Detention Centers (Task Force), has released a report that details the severe harm imposed upon detainees in U.S. custody since September 11, 2001. In the name of intelligence gathering and security practices, the damage included...

What the Government Does With Americans’ Data

Early this week the Brennan Center for Justice released its newest report on the US government and data collection, entitled “What the Government Does with Americans’ Data.” The report consults five U.S. intelligence agencies to uncover what changes were made in information-collecting policy following the attacks of September 11, 2001...

The Snowden Affair: Web Resource Documents the Latest Firestorm Over the National Security Agency

The National Security Archive has collected content related to recent press disclosures about the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance activities. The National Security Archive has compiled over 125 documents to provide important context about the legal and social ramifications of the Edward Snowden revelations. The compilation is titled "The Snowden...

Report on the National Network of Fusion Centers

Last week, Michael McCaul, Chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee , and Peter King, Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence , released a Majority Staff Report entitled “The National Network of Fusion Centers.” The report analyzes the effectiveness of fusion centers across the nation...