Office of the Attorney General
Washington, DC 20530

April 22, 1981

To the Director of the Administrative
Office of the United States Courts:

This report is submitted pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, Title 50, United States Code, Section 1807.

During calendar year 1980, the first full year the Act has been in effect, 319 applications were made for orders and extensions of orders approving electronic surveillance under the Act. The United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court issued 322 orders granting authority to the Government for the requested electronic surveillances. No orders were entered which modified or denied the requested authority, except one case in which the Court modified an order and authorized an activity for which court authority had not been requested.