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President Obama Speaks on Intelligence Reforms [Updated with full text of speech]

Starting now, President Obama is delivering his highly anticipated speech addressing the proposed reforms to the U.S. intelligence programs recommended in the Report of the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies.  Reports this morning indicated that speech would include unveiling plans to transfer storage of the metadata obtained under Section 215 orders to the private telephone service providers and eliminate government storage of such data.

You can watch the speech live here on Just Security (embedded video is available after the jump).  Full text of the speech can be found here. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@just_security) for instant analysis and reaction to the speech as it is happening from our contributors.

Additionally, in conjunction with the President’s speech, today the White House released a new Policy Directive (PPD-28) on Signals Intelligence Activities.

ICYMI: Our earlier coverage of the Review Group’s report can be found here.

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