Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) is scheduled to expire at the end of the year. Read why CERL Advisory Council member George Croner believes it is critical to prevent this intelligence collection program from lapsing. According to Mr. Croner:
In a world menaced by Chinese belligerence, North Korean missiles, Iranian-sponsored terrorism and Russian aggression, Congress cannot permit the unilateral disarmament produced by allowing Section 702 to lapse. Applying a scalpel not a truncheon, Congress must carefully tailor any reform and preserve the indispensable value of the nation’s most important foreign intelligence collection authority.
George Croner is a member of the CERL Advisory Council. He is a Senior Fellow in the Program on National Security at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, is a 1975 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (with distinction) and a 1980 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School (with honors). From 1984 through 1988, while holding the highest security clearance authorized by the U.S. government (TS/SCI), Mr. Croner served in the Operations Division of the Office of General Counsel at the National Security Agency (NSA) which had legal oversight responsibility for NSA’s signals intelligence (SIGINT) operations, including compliance with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Read his full bio here.