10 U.S. Code Chapter 21 - DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE MATTERS

Amendments

1991—Pub. L. 102–88, title V, § 504(a)(1), Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 437, added items for subchapters I and II.

Department of Defense Intelligence Priorities

Pub. L. 113–66, div. A, title IX, § 922, Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 828, provided that:

“Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 26, 2013], the Secretary of Defense shall—
“(1)
establish a written policy governing the internal coordination and prioritization of intelligence priorities of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the combatant commands, and the military departments to improve identification of the intelligence needs of the Department of Defense;
“(2)
identify any significant intelligence gaps of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the combatant commands, and the military departments; and
“(3)
provide to the congressional defense committees [Committees on Armed Services and Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives], the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives, and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate a briefing on the policy established under paragraph (1) and the gaps identified under paragraph (2).”

Defense Clandestine Service

Pub. L. 113–66, div. A, title IX, § 923, Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 828, provided that:

“(a)Certification Required.—Not more than 50 percent of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act [see Tables for classification] or otherwise available to the Department of Defense for the Defense Clandestine Service for fiscal year 2014 may be obligated or expended for the Defense Clandestine Service until such time as the Secretary of Defense certifies to the covered congressional committees that—
“(1) the Defense Clandestine Service is designed primarily to—
“(A)
fulfill priorities of the Department of Defense that are unique to the Department of Defense or otherwise unmet; and
“(B)
provide unique capabilities to the intelligence community (as defined in section 3(4) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3003(4))); and
“(2)
the Secretary of Defense has designed metrics that will be used to ensure that the Defense Clandestine Service is employed as described in paragraph (1).
“(b)Annual Assessments.—
Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 26, 2013], and annually thereafter for five years, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the covered congressional committees a detailed assessment of Defense Clandestine Service employment and performance based on the metrics referred to in subsection (a)(2).
“(c)Notification of Future Changes to Design.—
Following the submittal of the certification referred to in subsection (a), in the event that any significant change is made to the Defense Clandestine Service, the Secretary shall promptly notify the covered congressional committees of the nature of such change.
“(d)Quarterly Briefings.—
The Secretary of Defense shall quarterly provide to the covered congressional committees a briefing on the deployments and collection activities of personnel of the Defense Clandestine Service.
“(e)Covered Congressional Committees Defined.—
In this section, the term ‘covered congressional committees’ means the congressional defense committees [Committees on Armed Services and Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives], the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives, and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate.”

 

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