The Reform Government Surveillance (RGS) coalition, whose members include tech-sector bellwethers such as Microsoft, Google, and Facebook, called on the Senate to take prompt action to confirm nominees to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), which has only one member currently. The nominations of Adam Klein, Ed Felten, and Jane Nitze have already been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee but await full Senate approval.  President Trump said earlier this month that he plans to nominate Travis LeBlanc and Aditya Bamzai.  PCLOB “performs important oversight and advice functions that help provide important accountability and transparency in the U.S. government’s counterterrorism efforts,” RGS said.

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John Curran is MeriTalk's Managing Editor covering the intersection of government and technology.