10 U.S. Code § 1489 - Death gratuity: members and employees dying outside the United States while assigned to intelligence duties
(a) The Secretary of Defense may pay a gratuity to the surviving dependents of any member of the armed forces or of any employee of the Department of Defense—
is assigned to duty with an intelligence component of the Department of Defense and whose identity as such a member or employee is disguised or concealed; or
(b) Any payment under subsection (a)—
shall be in an amount equal to the amount of the annual basic pay or salary of the member or employee concerned at the time of death;
shall be considered a gift and shall be in lieu of payment of any lesser death gratuity authorized by this chapter or any other Federal law; and
1985—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99–145 substituted “armed forces” for “Armed Forces”.
1983—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 98–94 substituted “October 14, 1980” for “the date of the enactment of this section”.