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A Fourth Amendment Sunset: The FISA 702 Program Reauthorization

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  Fourth Amendment, Intelligence, Surveillance, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By Victoria Garcia The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA”) 702 Program is an ongoing surveillance program that collects information about foreign nationals who are abroad and have connections to terrorist organizations.[1]  Currently, the 702 Program is set to expire at the end of 2017.  While Congress will likely reauthorize the 702 Program, debates about including […]

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Internal Audit Reveals DHS Struggles with Timely Dissemination of Intelligence Information

By   /  November 17, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Internal Audit Reveals DHS Struggles with Timely Dissemination of Intelligence Information

A recently released report by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) revealed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is struggling to provide regional fusion centers with timely intelligence information due to limitations of its IT systems and dissemination process. DHS collaborated with the Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2003 to set up fusion […]

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CFR's Steven Simon on Flight 253 and Intel Reform

By   /  January 6, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Today, on CFR.org’s front page, CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies Steven Simon comments on early White House analyses of intel related to the Christmas Day bombing attempt. Simon indicates that Obama counterterror adviser John Brennan is “on firm ground” in his observation that the Flight 253 intel failures were not similar to […]

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Obama: Flight 253 Terror Attempt the Result of 'Systemic Failure'

By   /  January 3, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

On Christmas day, Northwest Airlines Flight 253 was the target of a failed bombing attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab 23-year-old Nigerian. The transatlantic flight, traveling from Amsterdam to Detroit, was disrupted during its final descent as Abdulmutallab attempted to ignite expl0sives that were concealed within his underwear. Following this terror scare, President Obama is looking […]

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