Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

  • Senators worry new policies may hinder non-citizen servicemembers naturalization process

    In today’s Federal Newscast, three senators want the Government Accountability Office to evaluate the process non-citizen service members go through to become naturalized.

  • Source of financial help proposed for feds for potential shutdown

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board issues a new interim rule allowing participants in the Thrift Savings Plan to take a loan while in non-pay status.

  • Sharon Bradford Franklin, Executive Director, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

    Its original intention was ostensibly to help protect the U.S. from terrorist threats. But Edward Snowden’s reveal of the extent of the National Security Agency’s bulk telephone records program planted seeds of doubt in many minds. Records indicate the NSA was even monitoring domestic calls. Sharon Bradford Franklin is the executive director of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the bulk data collection program, and whether it should even continue.

  • Alan Raul, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

    No enterprise is safe from cyber attacks these days. Federal agencies, critical infrastructure operators, even movie makers. But today, digital pirates have less to fear from the United States than did the Barbary Coast pirates of the 18th century. Alan Raul is a partner at the law firm Sidley Austin and former vice chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

  • Sharon Bradford Franklin, Executive Director, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

    The National Security Agency’s collection of Internet data may be massive, but it’s constitutional. An independent agency, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, has released a thorough report on how federal agencies track foreigners’ communications under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The law has come under fire since Edward Snowden leaked documents on NSA programs a year ago. Sharon Bradford Franklin, executive director of the PCLOB, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to talk about the board’s investigation.

  • Privacy and Civil Liberties board works to inform public on NSA leaks

    The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is responsible for investigating the balance between counterterrorism security and Americans’ privacy. The board is working toward a report on the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs.