EO 13355 PDF

United States Intelligence Activities (Federal Register Vol. 40, No. ( December 8, ), amended by EO (), EO (), and EO the Federal Register on September 1. Executive Order —. Strengthened Management of the. Intelligence Community. August 27, Title. E.O Document. E.O Description. Strengthened Management of the Intelligence Community. Last Modified. Aug 27,

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Executive Order 13355

13355 Director of the Central Intelligence Agency shall: This order also outlines the responsibilities of the heads of all departments and agencies, which include granting access to all foreign intelligence, counterintelligence, and national intelligence that is relevant to transnational terrorist threats and ensuring that any intelligence and operational systems and architectures oe departments and agencies are consistent with national intelligence requirements set by the Director.

The Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency shall: The requirements of applicable law, including title V of the Act, shall apply to all covert action activities as defined in this Order. The Commandant of the Coast Guard shall: Executive Orders and of August 27,are revoked; and paragraphs 1.

Nothing in this Order shall be construed to apply to or interfere with any authorized civil or criminal law 1335 responsibility of any department or agency.

In addition to the authorities exercised by the Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence of the Department of Energy under sections 1. For the purpose of access to and sharing of information and intelligence, the Director: A May enter into intelligence and counterintelligence arrangements and agreements with foreign governments and international organizations; B Shall formulate policies concerning intelligence and counterintelligence arrangements and agreements with foreign governments and international organizations; and C Shall align and synchronize intelligence and counterintelligence foreign relationships among the elements of the Intelligence Community to further United States national security, policy, and intelligence objectives; 5 Shall participate in the development of procedures approved ek the Attorney General governing criminal drug intelligence activities abroad to ensure that these activities are consistent with foreign intelligence programs; 6 Shall establish common security and access standards for managing and handling intelligence systems, information, and products, with special emphasis on facilitating: The Director shall collect overtly or through publicly available sourcesanalyze, produce, and disseminate information, intelligence, and counterintelligence to support the missions of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, including the National Counterterrorism Center, and to support other national missions.

All departments and agencies shall cooperate fully to fulfill this goal. Heads of elements within the Intelligence Community shall issue appropriate procedures and 13355 directives consistent with this order.

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No procedures to implement Part 2 of this order shall be issued without the Attorney General’s approval, after consultation with the Director. In the case of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, the Secretary of Defense may recommend to the President either the removal or the retention of the individual.


Strengthened Management of the Intelligence Community This executive order is established in order to further strengthen the effective conduct of United States intelligence activities and protect the territory, people, and interests of the United States. The Attorney General 1355 is delegated the power to approve the use for 13355 purposes, within the United States or against a United States person abroad, of any technique for which a warrant would be required if undertaken for law enforcement purposes, provided that such techniques shall not be undertaken unless the Attorney General has determined in 1355 case that there is probable cause to believe that the technique is directed against a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power.

The Secretary of Defense shall: Set forth below are certain general principles that, in addition to and consistent with applicable laws, are intended to achieve the proper balance between the acquisition of essential information and protection of individual interests. The activities herein authorized that require procedures shall be conducted in 31355 with existing procedures or requirements established under Executive Order Office of the Federal Register.

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A Classification and declassification of all intelligence and intelligence-related information classified under the authority of the Director or the authority of the head of a department or Intelligence Community element; and B Access to and dissemination of all intelligence and intelligence-related information, both in its final form and in the form when initially gathered, to include intelligence originally classified by the head of a department or Intelligence Community element, except that access to and dissemination of information concerning United States persons shall be governed by procedures developed in accordance with Part 2 of this order; 10 May, only with respect to Intelligence Community elements, and after consultation with the head of the originating Intelligence Community element or the head of the originating department, declassify, or direct the declassification of, information or intelligence relating to intelligence sources, methods, and activities.

Elements of the Intelligence Community are authorized to collect, retain, or disseminate information concerning United States persons only in accordance with procedures established by the head of the Intelligence Community element concerned or by the head of a department containing such element and approved by the Attorney General, consistent with the authorities provided by Part 1 of this Order, after consultation with the Director.

In addition, 133355 of the Intelligence Community may disseminate information to each appropriate element within the Intelligence Community for purposes oe allowing the recipient element to determine whether the information is relevant to its so and can be retained by it, except that information derived from signals intelligence may only be disseminated or made available to Intelligence Community elements in accordance with procedures established by the Director in coordination with the Secretary of Defense and approved by the Attorney General.


These procedures shall not authorize: In instances where the element head or department head and the Attorney General are unable to reach agreements on other than constitutional or other legal grounds, the Attorney General, the head of department concerned, or the Director shall refer the matter to the NSC.

If the department head and the Director do not reach an agreement on the selection so recommendation, the Director and the department head concerned may 1355 the President directly of the Director’s intention to withhold concurrence.

Contracts or arrangements with academic institutions may be undertaken only with the consent of appropriate officials of the institution. The NSC shall consider and submit to the President a policy recommendation, including all dissents, on each proposed covert action and conduct a periodic review of eoo covert action activities, including an evaluation of the effectiveness and consistency el current national policy of such activities and consistency with applicable legal requirements.

Collection within the United States shall be undertaken by the FBI except that other elements of the Intelligence Community may also collect such information concerning present or former employees, present or former intelligence element contractors or their present or former employees, or applicants for such employment or contracting; f Information concerning persons who are reasonably believed to be potential sources or contacts for the purpose of determining their suitability or credibility; g Information arising out of a lawful personnel, physical, or communications security investigation; h Information acquired by overhead reconnaissance not directed at specific United States persons; i Incidentally obtained information that may indicate involvement in activities that may violate Federal, state, local, or foreign laws; and j Information necessary for administrative purposes.

IC Legal Reference Book Such procedures shall protect constitutional and other legal rights and limit use of such information to lawful governmental purposes. For uniformed heads of the intelligence elements of the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Marine Corps, the Do may make a recommendation for removal to the Secretary of Defense.

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All guidelines developed in accordance with this section shall be approved by the Attorney General and, where applicable, shall be consistent with guidelines issued pursuant to section of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Protection Act of Public Law IRTPA. Intelligence Community elements within executive departments shall serve the information and intelligence needs of their respective heads of departments and also shall operate as part of an integrated Intelligence Community, as provided in law or this order.

The NSC shall also review proposals for other sensitive intelligence operations.

Strengthened Management of the Intelligence Community.