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In June 2013, President Obama directed the Intelligence Community to declassify and make public as much information as possible about certain sensitive U.S. Government surveillance programs while protecting sensitive classified intelligence and national security information. Over the past year, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) has declassified and authorized the public release of thousands of pages of documents relating to the use of critical national security authorities. Today, and consistent with the DNI's directive on August 29, 2013, we are releasing information related to the use of these important tools, and will do so in the future on an annual basis. Accordingly, the DNI has declassified and directed the release of the following information for calendar year 2013.