The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced today that further declassified versions of three previously-issued reports were released yesterday in connection with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation brought by The New York Times in the Southern District of New York. The three reports are:
- The OIG’s 2012 report, “A Review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Activities Under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Act of 2008.”
- The “Report on the President’s Surveillance Program” from 2009, prepared by the Offices of the Inspectors General of the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, and Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
- The OIG’s 2007 report, “A Review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Use of National Security Letters.”
Classified versions of each of these reports were provided to the relevant Congressional oversight and intelligence committees, as well as agency leadership offices, when they were originally issued. Unclassified versions or summaries of these reports were released to the public, either at that time or subsequently.
The versions of the three reports released today, which each contain a cover page identifying the pages with the additional information that has been declassified by agencies with the authority to do so, are available on the OIG’s website, oig.justice.gov, under “Recent Reports” and at the following links:
- Section 702: https://oig.justice.gov/reports/2016/o1601a.pdf
- President’s Surveillance Program:
- National Security Letters: https://oig.justice.gov/reports/2016/o1601b.pdf