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  • On May 23, 2018, NSA General Counsel Glenn Gerstell presented remarks on "Failing to Keep Pace: The Cyber Threat and Its Implications for Our Privacy Laws" at the Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute in Washington, D.C. Read his remarks, as prepared, on NSA.gov.
  • On April 9, 2018, NSA General Counsel Glenn Gerstell presented remarks on "How We Need to Prepare for a Global Cyber Pandemic" at The Cipher Brief Threat Conference, Sea Island, Georgia. Read his remarks, as prepared, on NSA.gov.
  • On September 14, 2017, NSA General Counsel Glenn Gerstell presented remarks on "Judicial Oversight of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act" at the University of Texas School of Law. Read his remarks, as prepared, on NSA.gov.
  • Law Day was first observed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958, and it is intended to celebrate the importance of the rule of law in our society. NSA OGC proudly hosts a luncheon each year to commemorate Law Day. Read about our 2017 Law Day celebration.
  • On February 25, 2017, NSA General Counsel Glenn Gerstell gave a keynote address at the 2017 Law, Ethics, and National Security Conference at Duke Law School. Read his remarks, as prepared, on NSA.gov.
  • In January 2016, NSA General Counsel Glenn Gerstell authored an article explaining changes to NSA's authorities under the USA FREEDOM Act. Read the article, "New National Security Tool Activated at Challenging Time."
  • Resources

    • As part of the Intelligence Community's commitment to transparency, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence maintains a site to provide direct access to factual information related to the lawful foreign surveillance activities of the U.S. Intelligence Community. That site, called IC on the Record, can be accessed at icontherecord.tumblr.com
    • The Office of the Director of National Intelligence publishes a reference book containing the body of law governing many of the activities of the U.S. Intelligence Community. An electronic version of the most recent version of the IC Legal Reference Book is available at DNI.gov
    • As a component of the Department of Defense, NSA is obligated to abide by applicable Department of Defense regulations. Visit the official Department of Defense website for DoD Issuances.

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