On September 30, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued a status report on the implementation of Executive Order 13698 hostage recovery activities:
To ensure accountability for the reforms mandated by the E.O. and PPD-30, the E.O. directed that within one year, NCTC, in consultation with the Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Attorney General and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), provide a status report to the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism on the implementation of the E.O.. The E.O. directed that the status report will be informed by consultation with stakeholders outside of the USG, including former hostages and hostages’ families and will, to the extent possible, be made available to the public. This Status Report responds to those requirements.