To the extent consistent with due regard for the protection from unauthorized disclosure of classified information relating to sensitive intelligence sources and methods or other exceptionally sensitive matters, the Director of National Intelligence and the heads of all departments, agencies, and other entities of the United States Government involved in intelligence activities shall—
(1)keep the congressional intelligence committees fully and currently informed of all intelligence activities, other than a covert action (as defined in section
413b(e) of this title), which are the responsibility of, are engaged in by, or are carried out for or on behalf of, any department, agency, or entity of the United States Government, including any significant anticipated intelligence activity and any significant intelligence failure; and
(2)furnish the congressional intelligence committees any information or material concerning intelligence activities (including the legal basis under which the intelligence activity is being or was conducted), other than covert actions, which is within their custody or control, and which is requested by either of the congressional intelligence committees in order to carry out its authorized responsibilities.
(b) Form and contents of certain reports
Any report relating to a significant anticipated intelligence activity or a significant intelligence failure that is submitted to the congressional intelligence committees for purposes of subsection (a)(1) of this section shall be in writing, and shall contain the following:
(1)A concise statement of any facts pertinent to such report.
(2)An explanation of the significance of the intelligence activity or intelligence failure covered by such report.
(c) Standards and procedures for certain reports
The Director of National Intelligence, in consultation with the heads of the departments, agencies, and entities referred to in subsection (a) of this section, shall establish standards and procedures applicable to reports covered by subsection (b) of this section.
A prior section 502 of act July 26, 1947, ch. 343, was renumbered section
504 and is classified to section
414 of this title.
2010—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 111–259inserted “(including the legal basis under which the intelligence activity is being or was conducted)” after “concerning intelligence activities”.
2004—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–458, § 1071(a)(1)(W), substituted “Director of National Intelligence” for “Director of Central Intelligence” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 108–458, § 1071(a)(1)(X), substituted “Director of National Intelligence” for “Director of Central Intelligence”.
2002—Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 107–306substituted “congressional intelligence committees” for “intelligence committees” wherever appearing.
2001—Pub. L. 107–108designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, and added subsecs. (b) and (c).
Effective Date of 2004 Amendment
For Determination by President that amendment by Pub. L. 108–458take effect on Apr. 21, 2005, see Memorandum of President of the United States, Apr. 21, 2005, 70 F.R. 23925, set out as a note under section
401 of this title.
Amendment by Pub. L. 108–458effective not later than six months after Dec. 17, 2004, except as otherwise expressly provided, see section 1097(a) ofPub. L. 108–458, set out in an Effective Date of 2004 Amendment; Transition Provisions note under section
401 of this title.
Furnishing of Intelligence Information to Senate and House Select Committees on Intelligence
“(a) Furnishing of Specific Information.—In accordance with title V of the National Security Act of 1947 [50 U.S.C. 413 et seq.], the head of any department or agency of the United States involved in any intelligence activities which may pertain to United States military personnel listed as prisoner, missing, or unaccounted for in military actions shall furnish any information or documents in the possession, custody, or control of the department or agency, or person paid by such department or agency, whenever requested by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives or the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate.
“(b) Access by Committees and Members of Congress.—In accordance with Senate Resolution 400, Ninety-Fourth Congress, and House Resolution 658, Ninety-Fifth Congress, the committees named in subsection (a) shall, upon request and under such regulations as the committees have prescribed to protect the classification of such information, make any information described in subsection (a) available to any other committee or any other Member of Congress and appropriately cleared staff.”
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