Going Dark: Law Enforcement Problems in Lawful Surveillance
‘Going Dark’ is a Law Enforcement (LE) initiative to address the gap between the legal authority and practical ability of LE to conduct lawfully-authorized electronic surveillance. Problems highlighted by the Going Dark initiative include LE’s difficulty in receiving information from some technology companies, and criminal’s use of advanced technologies and techniques that can complicate carrying out of lawfully-authorized court orders to conduct electronic surveillance.
GOING DARK: LAWFUL ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE IN THE FACE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Welcome to today’s hearing on ‘‘Going Dark: Lawful Electronic Surveillance in the Face of New Technologies.’’ I would especially like to welcome our witnesses and thank you for joining us today. I am joined today by my colleague from Virginia, distinguished Ranking Member of the Subcommittee, Bobby Scott. And I don’t see the Chairman emeritus Conyers, but he may join us.
U.S. Department of Justice FY 2012 Budget Request
STRENGTHEN NATIONAL SECURITY
Defending national security from both internal and external threats remains the Department of Justice’s highest priority. National security threats are constantly evolving and adapting, requiring additional resources to address new critical areas. Increasing global access to technological advancements results in new vulnerabilities that must be addressed. As such, the FY 2012 Budget requests a total of $128.6 million and 170 positions in program increases that provide essential technological and human capital to detect, disrupt, and deter threats to our national security.