On Friday, Jan. 17, President Barack Obama announced his plan to reform some of the surveillance practices at the National Security Agency (NSA).
The plan includes the proposed transfer of the collection of data on the phone calls of millions of Americans. The President wants the NSA to give that responsibility to private sector phone providers, or to a still-to-be-determined third party.
President Obama delivered his speech a week after he met with leaders of the intelligence oversight committees in Congress, including Georgia Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss, who is vice chair of the Intelligence Committee in the Senate.
Following the President’s speech, Chambliss spoke with WABE’s Denis O’Hayer.