Intelligence Oversight

This is an unclassified summary of intelligence oversight laws and regulations.

This is an unclassified summary of intelligence oversight laws and regulations.

  • Intelligence personnel shall not collect, retain, or disseminate information about U.S. persons unless done IAW the procedures contained in DoD Regulation 5240.1-R and only if the information falls within one or more of the following categories:
  • – Obtained with consent
    – Publicly available
    – Foreign intelligence
    – Counterintelligence
    – Potential sources
    – Protection of sources/methods
    – Physical security
    – Personnel security investigation
    – Communications security investigation
    – International narcotics
    – International terrorism
    – Overhead reconnaissance
    – Administrative purposes

  • “Collect” means concealed monitoring, mail/physical searches, electronic/physical surveillance, or undisclosed participation
  • “U.S. Person” means a U.S. citizen, a known permanent resident alien, an unincorporated association substantially composed of U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens, or a corporation (if incorporated in the U.S. and not directed or controlled by a foreign government).
  • Any person or organization located outside the U.S. is presumed NOT to be a U.S. person UNLESS there is specific information to the contrary.
  • Any conduct that constitutes, or is related to, an Intelligence activity that may violate the law, Executive Order (including E.O. 12333, Presidential Directive, or applicable DoD policy) must be reported IAW Procedure 15 of DoD Reg 5240.1-R. If you have any questions, contact your Inspector General, Judge Advocate, or Intelligence Oversight Officer.

    Last updated 10 Jan 07 by twp.