Memorandum for the Attorney General : Proposed Amendment to Department of Defence Procedures to Permit the NSA to Conduct Analysis of Communications Metadata Associated with Persons in the United States

Title

Memorandum for the Attorney General : Proposed Amendment to Department of Defence Procedures to Permit the NSA to Conduct Analysis of Communications Metadata Associated with Persons in the United States

Subject

Michael B. Mukasey, Attorney General of the United States

Description

This document is a memo addressed to the Attorney General of the United Statesm Michael B. Mukasey by Kenneth L. Wainstein, Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division. The memo proposes an amendment of Department of Defence procedures to permit the NSA to perform analysis of metadata associated with persons in the United States. The memo contains a discussion of the legal basis for this decision, including the ramifications upon the Fourth Amendment, Executive Order 12333, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and existing Department of Defence operating procedures.

Creator

U.S. Department of Justice - National Security Division

Publisher

The Guardian

Relation

Snowden

Language

en

Date:Created

2007-11-20

Source:Classification

ORCON

Source:Redactions

Classifier's name removed

Report:Creator

Spencer Ackerman

NumPages

16

CreatorOffice

DoJ

Date:Leaked

2013-06-27

Distribution

NOFORN

Surveillance Programs

General Intelligence

Collection

Citation

U.S. Department of Justice - National Security Division, “Memorandum for the Attorney General : Proposed Amendment to Department of Defence Procedures to Permit the NSA to Conduct Analysis of Communications Metadata Associated with Persons in the United States,” Snowden Archive, accessed December 1, 2022, https://grid.glendon.yorku.ca/items/show/802.

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