CIS324-Assignment-4

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In 2006 USA TODAY reported that the National Security Agency (NSA) had been secretly collecting phone call records of American citizens. The purpose of this collection of phone records is to look for terrorist activity. I will evaluate how the collection of phone records lines up with the policies of the NSA and how those policies affect the average American citizens. I will also look into the legality of these collection methods. Lastly I will look into the privacy implications of the policies of the NSA.

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NSA Policies and PrivacyBradley WallaceStrayer UniversityProfessor Nelson StewartCIS-324June 16, 2013In 2006 USA TODAY reported that the National Security Agency (NSA) had been secretly collecting phone call records of American citizens. The purpose of this collection of phone records is to look for terrorist activity. I will evaluate how the collection of phone records lines up with the policies of the NSA and how those policies affect the average American citizens. I will also look into the legality of these collection methods. Lastly I will look into the privacy implications of the policies of the NSA.Origins of the NSAThe National Security Agency was established on November 4, 1952 ("Pre-1952 Historical Timeline", 2009). Prior to the NSA there was the Armed Forces Security Agency (AFSA). The ASFA was established on May 20, 1949 and was established to direct the communications intelligence and electronic intelligence activities of the military ("The National Security Agency", 2000). The NSA's formation came after a report known as the "Brownell Committee Report," looked into the history of U.S. communications intelligence activities and discovered there was a need for greater coordination and direction at the national level in regards to intelligence activities ("The National Security Agency", 2000). After the NSA was formed the realization that complete control over all intelligence activities would be impossible due to the dependence on

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