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Semi-Annual Reports

January 1, 2017

Semi-Annual Report April 2016 - September 2016

The Board’s semi-annual report for April-September 2016 outlines the Board’s continuing work on projects pursuant to its advice and oversight functions as well as the agency's operations.

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August 1, 2016

Semi-Annual Report October 2015 - March 2016

The Board's semi-annual report for October 2015-March 2016 describes the agency's continued work on several projects, as well as its work in fulfilling its advice and oversight responsibilities under its substantive mandate.

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December 30, 2015

Semi-Annual Report April 2015 - September 2015

The Board's semi-annual report for April-September 2015 describes the agency's continued work on several projects, as well as its work in fulfilling its advice and oversight responsibilities under its substantive mandate. With the additional staff that the Board has hired over the last period, the Board has made significant progress in expanding its ability to provide oversight and advice to the executive branch. The report also covers the Board’s efforts to prepare for its upcoming mandatory relocation, due to the planned demolition of its current building.

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July 31, 2015

Semi-Annual Report October 2014 - March 2015

The Board's fifth semi-annual report describes the agency's current projects, including its examination of counterterrorism activities conducted under Executive Order 12333 and its review under Presidential Policy Directive 28 (PPD-28) on signals intelligence. The report also covers the Board’s work regarding internal operations, including its information technology systems and hiring to "right-size" the agency.

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December 22, 2014

Semi-Annual Report April 2014 - September 2014

The Board's fourth semi-annual report describes the agency's completion and issuance of its oversight report on the surveillance program operated under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, as well as the Board’s work on a range of other issues, including cybersecurity and activities conducted under Executive Order 12333\. During this period, the Board also increased its hiring and took further steps to establish itself as an independent agency.

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July 23, 2014

Semi-Annual Report September 2013 - March 2014

The Board's third semi-annual report describes the agency's completion and issuance of its first oversight report on the bulk telephone records program conducted under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act and on the operations of the FISA court. During this period, the Board also continued its study of the surveillance program conducted under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. In addition, the Board continued to carry out administrative tasks to fully establish itself as a functioning independent agency.

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November 3, 2013

Semi-Annual Report March 2013 - September 2013

The Board's second semi-annual report describes the administrative and operational steps taken to become a fully functional agency. The report highlights outreach to the intelligence community and progress made towards issuing public reports and recommendations regarding the surveillance programs conducted pursuant to Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

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June 27, 2013

Semi-Annual Report September 2012 - March 2013

The Board's first semi-annual report describes the PCLOB's start as an independent executive branch agency. The report discusses the logistical and administrative steps taken to ensure the Board's ability to fulfill its responsibilities as outlined in its enabling statue. Additionally, the Board reports on its first public meeting, at which possible issues for focus and oversight were considered.

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