10 U.S. Code § 426 - Integration of Department of Defense intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities

(a) ISR Integration Council.—
(1) The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence shall establish an Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Integration Council—
(A) to assist the Under Secretary with respect to matters relating to the integration of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities, and coordination of related developmental activities, of the military departments, intelligence agencies of the Department of Defense, and relevant combatant commands; and
(B) otherwise to provide a means to facilitate the integration of such capabilities and the coordination of such developmental activities.
(2) The Council shall be composed of—
(A) the senior intelligence officers of the armed forces and the United States Special Operations Command;
(B) the Director of Operations of the Joint Staff; and
(C) the directors of the intelligence agencies of the Department of Defense.
(3) The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence shall invite the participation of the Director of National Intelligence (or that Director’s representative) in the proceedings of the Council.
(4) Each Secretary of a military department may designate an officer or employee of such military department to attend the proceedings of the Council as a representative of such military department.
(b) ISR Integration Roadmap.—
(1) The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence shall develop a comprehensive plan, to be known as the “Defense Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Integration Roadmap”, to guide the development and integration of the Department of Defense intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities for the 15-year period of fiscal years 2004 through 2018.
(2) The Under Secretary shall develop the Defense Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Integration Roadmap in consultation with the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Integration Council and the Director of National Intelligence.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title IX, § 923(c)(1),Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1575; amended Pub. L. 109–364, div. A, title X, § 1071(a)(3),Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2398; Pub. L. 110–181, div. A, title IX, § 931(a)(7), (8),Jan. 28, 2008, 122 Stat. 285; Pub. L. 111–383, div. A, title IX, § 922(b),Jan. 7, 2011, 124 Stat. 4331.)
Amendments

2011—Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 111–383added par. (4).
2008—Subsecs. (a)(3), (b)(2). Pub. L. 110–181substituted “Director of National Intelligence” for “Director of Central Intelligence”.
2006—Subsec. (a)(1)(B). Pub. L. 109–364substituted “coordination” for “coordiation”.
Integration of Defense Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Capabilities

Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title IX, § 923(a), (b),Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1574, 1575, as amended by Pub. L. 111–383, div. A, title IX, § 922(a),Jan. 7, 2011, 124 Stat. 4330, provided that:
“(a) Findings.—Congress makes the following findings:
“(1) As part of transformation efforts within the Department of Defense, each of the Armed Forces is developing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities that best support future war fighting as envisioned by the leadership of the military department concerned.
“(2) Concurrently, intelligence agencies of the Department of Defense outside the military departments are developing transformation roadmaps to best support the future decisionmaking and war fighting needs of their principal customers, but are not always closely coordinating those efforts with the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance development efforts of the military departments.
“(3) A senior official of each military department has been designated as the integrator of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance for each of the Armed Forces in such military department, but there is not currently a well-defined forum through which the integrators of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities for each of the Armed Forces can routinely interact with each other and with senior representatives of Department of Defense intelligence agencies, as well as with other members of the intelligence community, to ensure unity of effort and to preclude unnecessary duplication of effort.
“(4) The current funding structure of a National Intelligence Program (NIP) and a Military Intelligence Program (MIP) may not be the best approach for supporting the development of an intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance structure that is integrated to meet the national security requirements of the United States in the 21st century.
“(5) The position of Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence was established in 2002 by Public Law 107–314 [see 10 U.S.C. 137] in order to facilitate resolution of the challenges to achieving an integrated intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance structure in the Department of Defense to meet such 21st century requirements.
“(b) Goal.—It shall be a goal of the Department of Defense to fully integrate the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities and coordinate the developmental activities of the military departments, intelligence agencies of the Department of Defense, and relevant combatant commands as those departments, agencies, and commands transform their intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems to meet current and future needs.”

 

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