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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Michael Birmingham
The federal government used the Patriot Act more than 500 times from 2005 through 2011 to secretly obtain records from businesses, including bulk telephone and Internet data, and never once did the secret court charged with oversight turn them down, according to the latest document dump from U.S. spy agencies.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has no plans to resign following disclosures to the Senate Intelligence Committee that he misled Congress on widespread National Security Agency electronic surveillance of Americans.
The Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., will post on its website at 9 a.m. Thursday documents seized last year by Navy SEALs from Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan after they had killed the al Qaeda leader.
Michael Birmingham, a spokesman for the Director of National Intelligence, said the agency requested the Times redact the information.
DNI spokesman, Michael Birmingham, confirmed that the research was relevant to the NSA's phone records program.