unprofessionally define big data as the ability to have enormous amounts of data that don't get looked at and figure out once they're aggregated how to search for things in that big heap of data. that raises questions about whether the aggregation is a search or not a search until a human being actually asks a question and the information gets to another human mind. some of these are pretty difficult questions we have to work our way through. i think the attention the committee is paying to this is a very sensible attention. but our national intelligence establishment is not the only group that is playing in this big data area. we all know that google and other private sector providers are very, very actively in big data, data mining and doing things like that. what can you tell me about what other governments are doing without ses if iing names and releasing any security information. i take it that other foreign sovereigns are doing very aggressive things in this space to try to pull as much information as they can as well out of the cloud and out of the capacities of big data.
to do something illegal or unprofessional. when we find a mistake, a compliance issue, we report it to this committee, to all our overseers, and we correct it. in the business record fisa and in the 702 there have been no willful violations. under our executive order 12333, there have been 12 over a decade. the majority were done in foreign space on foreigners. i think that is important to understand. for our foreign partners and our allies, we hold ourselves to that same standard no matter if we operate here or abroad. if we do something that does not fall within an intelligence requirement, it is wrong. we report it, we hold our people accountable. if they did that willfully and disobeyed orders, then they are held accountable and most all of those people are gone. three of them were military. two of those were given a court martial, reduced in rank, half a month's pay for two months, and 45 days extra duty. we hold our people accountable, and we report to this committee everything that we are doing. as we go forward in the future, one of the things that we talked about -- this is
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