Office of the
The Honorabl Harry ReidMajority Lead rUnited States enateWashington, C 20510
Washington, D.C. 20530
· This re
is submitted pursuant to sections 107 and 502
the Foreign IntelligenceSurveillance Act
1978 (the "Act"), as amended, 50 U.S.C.
PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act
accordance with those provisions, this report provides information regarding all
during calendar year 2012 for authority to conduct electronic·surveillance
foreign intelligence purposes under the Act, all applications made by theGovernment d · g calendar year 2012 for access to certain business records (including theproduction
things) for foreign intelligence purposes, and certain requests
by theFederal Burea
Investigation pursuant to national aecurity letter authorities.
addi1ion, whilenot required t
so by statute, the
is prpviding information concerning the number
applicatio made during calendar year 2012 for authority to conduct physical searches forforeign intelli ence purposes.tions
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance
12 (section 107
the Act, 50 U.S.
1807)calendar year 2012, the
made 1,856 applications to the Foreigneillance Court (the "FISC") for authority to conduct electronic surveililanceand/or physi searches for foreign intelligence purposes. The 1,856 applications includeapplications nlade solely for electronic surveillance, applications made solely for
search,and combined applications requesting authority for electronic surveillance
789 applications included requests for authority to conduct electronic surv<Wance.
e 1,789 applications, one
withdrawn by the Government.
FISQ did notdeny any app · tions
The FISC made modifications to the proposjld orders