What to say, and not to say, to 'our overseers'
When NSA analysts want to "task" new collections or search an existing database, they are required to fill out a form that includes their "targeting rationale." The rationale is provided for oversight by the Justice Department and the office of the Director of National Intelligence when NSA personnel use the powers that Congress gave them in the FISA Amendments Act of 2008. This document tells NSA analysts how to explain their targeting decisions without giving "extraneous information" to "our FAA overseers." ... Continue reading
GRAPHIC: Barton Gellman and Matt DeLong - The Washington Post. Published Aug. 15, 2013.