Obama to Announce NSA Reform Proposals This Morning

No sweeping changes expected


After more than six months of controversy over U.S. surveillance policies, President Obama will deliver a highly anticipated address Friday morning outlining how he intends to restore trust in the National Security Agency and in the government's ability to balance national security and privacy interests.

In the speech, which Obama will deliver around 11 a.m. from the Justice Department, the president is expected to announce some new limits on NSA, but also to call on Congress to help determine the extent of any new restraints on the agency's most controversial practices. He will be speaking both to domestic and global audiences that have joined an unprecedented debate about the proper scope of U.S. surveillance.