Office of the Attorney General
Washington, DC 20530

April 27, 2000

Honorable J. Dennis Hastert
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Mr. Speaker:

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

During calendar year 1999, 886 applications were made for orders and extensions of orders approving electronic surveillance or physical search under the Act. The United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court issued orders in 880 applications granting authority to the Government for the requested electronic surveillance and physical searches. One application filed in 1999 was pending before the Court until March 29, 2000, when it was approved. Five applications which were filed in late December 1999 were approved when presented to the Court on January 5, 2000. No orders were entered which modified or denied the requested authority.