10 U.S. Code § 2277 - Report on foreign counter-space programs

§ 2277.
Report on foreign counter-space programs
(a)Report Required.—
Not later than January 1 of each year, the Secretary of Defense and the Director of National Intelligence shall jointly submit to Congress a report on the counter-space programs of foreign countries.
(b)Contents.—Each report required under subsection (a) shall include—
(1)
an explanation of whether any foreign country has a counter-space program that could be a threat to the national security or commercial space systems of the United States; and
(2)
the name of each country with a counter-space program described in paragraph (1).
(c) Form.—
(1)In general.—
Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and (3), each report required under subsection (a) shall be submitted in unclassified form.
(2)Classified annex.—
The Secretary of Defense and the Director of National Intelligence may submit to the covered congressional committees a classified annex to a report required under subsection (a) containing any classified information required to be submitted for such report.
(3) Foreign country names.—
(A)Unclassified form.—
Subject to subparagraph (B), each report required under subsection (a) shall include the information required under subsection (b)(2) in unclassified form.
(B)National security waiver.—
The Secretary of Defense and the Director of National Intelligence may waive the requirement under subparagraph (A) if the Secretary and the Director of National Intelligence jointly determine it is in the interests of national security to waive such requirement and submits to Congress an explanation of why the Secretary and the Director waived such requirement.
(d)Covered Congressional Committees Defined.—
In this section, the term “covered congressional committees” means the Committee on Armed Services and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Armed Services and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate.
Prior Provisions

A prior section 2277, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 127, related to availability of appropriations, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title VIII, § 821(a)(1), Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1704.

 

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