Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act


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Noun1.Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act - an act passed by Congress in 1978 to establish procedures for requesting judicial authorization for foreign intelligence surveillance and to create the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court; intended to increase United States counterintelligence; separate from ordinary law enforcement surveillance
legislative act, statute - an act passed by a legislative body
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The memo defended both the FBI and Justice Department's role in obtaining the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant.
Gowdy was the one to review the FBI/DOJ applications for a search warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
Subject: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Abuses at the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Congress is tasked with providing important tools the intelligence community needs to fight our enemies, which includes Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
House members voted, 256-164, to reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, which now goes to the Senate.
Articles up to a page in length discuss such aspects as Julian Assange, black hat, Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), People's Republic of China cyber capabilities, remote administration tool, and transmission control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP).
In 2008, we got a"reform" of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, that provided retroactive cover for the illegal surveillance of innocent Americans conducted under President George W Bush behind the false flag of counterterrorism.
Scott gives former National Security Council (NSC) staffer Morton Halperin similar plaudits for stirring Vice President Walter Mondale's efforts to secure the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in 1978 after the Ford administration had earlier blocked efforts to pass it.
Goldsmith concluded that the president's wartime powers both as commander in chief and under Congress' authorization to use military force against al-Qaida were sufficient to overcome requirements in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act for court approval for most of the program.
Many of the responses to the Patriot Act question were similar to that from T-Mobile US: "TMUS understands that the Department of Justice considers whether or not a provider receives any request under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to be classified, as well as the total number of such requests, if any.
In response, in 1978 Congress passed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which attempted to provide additional restrictions on and oversight of surveillance activities of "foreign powers" and "agents of foreign powers" while seeking "foreign intelligence information.
Their testimony will cover NSA programs and potential changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which regulates electronic eavesdropping.

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