Honorable Albert Gore, Jr.
Office of the Attorney GeneralApril 18, 1997
Washington, DC 20530
President of the Senate
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Dear Mr. President:
This report is submitted pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, Title 50, United States Code, Section 1807.
During calendar year 1996, 839 applications were made for orders and extensions of orders approving electronic surveillance or physical search under the Act. The United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court issued orders for all 839 applications granting authority to the Government for the requested electronic surveillance and physical searches. No orders were entered which modified or denied the requested authority.