Amid shows of anger from U.S. allies and the American public over government espionage, the group of outside experts looking into National Security Agency practices has delivered its interim report to the White House, a senior aide to President Barack Obama told Yahoo News on Wednesday.
Members of the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology met at the White House with national security adviser Susan Rice, homeland security and counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco and other National Security Council staff, White House national security spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said.
“The Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology has orally provided their interim report to the White House, with their final report due by December 15,” Hayden said. “We expect that the outcomes of their work will be made public in some way once the final report is submitted.”
It was not immediately clear which members of the group delivered the report, which was delayed from its original due date because of the 16-day government shutdown.
The group had previously solicited public input to inform its in-depth look at American spying policy. The comments were then made public here.