(a) Authority.— The Secretary of Defense may withhold from public disclosure operational files described in subsection (b) to the same extent that operational files may be withheld under section 701 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 431).
(b) Covered Operational Files.— The authority under subsection (a) applies to operational files in the possession of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency that—
(1)as of September 22, 1996, were maintained by the National Photographic Interpretation Center; or
(2)concern the activities of the Agency that, as of such date, were performed by the National Photographic Interpretation Center.
(c) Operational Files Defined.— In this section, the term “operational files” has the meaning given that term in section 701(b) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 431(b)).
The National Security Act of 1947, referred to in subsecs. (a) and (c), is act July 26, 1947, ch. 343, 61 Stat. 495, which was formerly classified principally to chapter 15 (§ 401 et seq.) of Title 50, War and National Defense, prior to editorial reclassification in chapter 44 (§ 3001 et seq.) of Title 50. Section 701 of the Act is now classified to section
3141 of Title
50. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.
2003—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 108–136substituted “National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency” for “National Imagery and Mapping Agency” in introductory provisions.
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