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DOJ OIG Announces the Release of Further-Declassified Versions of Three Reports

February 20, 2016

DOJ OIG Announces the Release of Further-Declassified Versions of Three Reports

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced today that additional information has been declassified from three previously-issued reports and was 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 2008 report, “A Review of the FBI’s Use of Section 215 Orders for Business Records 
in 2006”

-     The OIG’s 2007 report, “A Review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Use of National 
Security Letters”

-     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.

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 also released to the public at that time.

The versions of the three reports released today, which contain cover pages identifying the additional information that has been declassified by agencies with the authority to do so, are 
available on the OIG’s website at the following links:

-     Section 215:  https://oig.justice.gov/reports/2016/215-2008.pdf

-     National Security Letters:  https://oig.justice.gov/reports/2016/NSL-2007.pdf

-     President’s Surveillance Program (single page containing new material):  https://oig.justice.gov/reports/2016/PSP-vol-III-pg35.pdf

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