The purpose of the Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community is-
It shall be the duty and responsibility of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community-
the Inspector General shall immediately notify, and submit a report to, the congressional intelligence committees on such matter.
Except as resolved pursuant to subsection (h), the performance by the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community of any duty, responsibility, or function regarding an element of the intelligence community shall not be construed to modify or affect the duties and responsibilities of any other inspector general having duties and responsibilities relating to such element.
The Director of National Intelligence shall, in accordance with procedures issued by the Director in consultation with the congressional intelligence committees, include in the National Intelligence Program budget a separate account for the Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community.
1 So in original. Probably should be "involve".
50 U.S.C. § 3033
REFERENCES IN TEXTSection 8H of the Inspector General Act of 1978, referred to in subsec. (k)(5)(H), is section 8H of Pub. L. 95-452 which is set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
CODIFICATIONSection was formerly classified to sectionof this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
AMENDMENTS2019-Subsec. (j)(4)(A). Pub. L. 116-92 made technical amendment to reference in original act which appears in text as reference to sectionof this title.2015-Subsec. (j)(4)(A). Pub. L. 114-113, §303(1), substituted "any Federal, State (as defined in section of this title), or local governmental agency or unit thereof" for "any department, agency, or other element of the United States Government".Subsec. (j)(4)(B). Pub. L. 114-113, §303(2), inserted "from a department, agency, or element of the Federal Government" before "under subparagraph (A)".2014-Subsec. (g)(3)(A). Pub. L. 113-126, §304, substituted "undertaken, and this provision shall qualify as a withholding statute pursuant to subsection (b)(3) of section of title 5 (commonly known as the 'Freedom of Information Act');" for "undertaken;".Subsec. (k)(5)(I). Pub. L. 113-126, §603(c), added subpar. (I).2013-Subsec. (k)(1)(A). Pub. L. 112-277 substituted "October 31 and April 30" for "January 31 and July 31" and "September 30 and March 31," for "December 31 (of the preceding year) and June 30,".2012-Subsec. (o). Pub. L. 112-87 added subsec. (o).
CONSTRUCTION Pub. L. 111-259, title IV, §405(c), Oct. 7, 2010, 124 Stat. 2719, provided that: "Nothing in the amendment made by subsection (a)(1) [enacting this section] shall be construed to alter the duties and responsibilities of the General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence."
OVERSIGHT BY INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY OVER INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY WHISTLEBLOWER MATTERS Pub. L. 116-92, div. E, title LIII, §53345334,, 133 Stat. 2141, provided that:"(a) SYSTEM FOR NOTIFICATION OF INFORMATION RELATING TO COMPLAINTS BY WHISTLEBLOWERS WITHIN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY.-Subject to subsection (b), not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 20, 2019], the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, in consultation with the Intelligence Community Inspectors General Forum, shall establish a system whereby the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community is notified in near real time of the following:"(1) Submission of complaints by whistleblowers to inspectors general of elements of the intelligence community relating to the programs and activities under the jurisdiction of the Director of National Intelligence, and information related to such complaints."(2) Actions taken by an inspector general of an element of the Intelligence Community relating to such complaints."(b) POLICIES FOR IMPLEMENTATION.-"(1) IN GENERAL.-The system established under subsection (a) may not be implemented until the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, in consultation with the Intelligence Community Inspectors General Forum, has developed and released to each of the inspectors general of the elements of the intelligence community written policies regarding the implementation of such subsection."(2) REQUIREMENTS.-The policies required by paragraph (1) shall-"(A) protect the privacy of whistleblowers, including by preventing dissemination without the consent of the whistleblower, of any information submitted previously by a whistleblower to an inspector general of an element of the intelligence community; and"(B) ensure compliance with the requirements of subsection (a), while-"(i) ensuring that the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community can oversee whistleblower policies and practices and identify matters that, in the judgment of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, may be the subject of an investigation, inspection, audit, or review by the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community; and"(ii) avoiding the imposition of inappropriate resource burdens on inspectors general of elements of the intelligence community."[For definition of "whistleblower" as used in section 5334 of Pub. L. 116-92 set out above, see section 5331 of Pub. L. 116-92 set out below.][For definition of "intelligence community" as used in section 5334 of Pub. L. 116-92 set out above, see section 5003 of div. E of Pub. L. 116-92 set out as a note under section of this title.]
DEFINITIONS Pub. L. 116-92, div. E, title LIII, §53315331,, 133 Stat. 2137, provided that: "In this subtitle [subtitle C (§§5331-5335) of title LIII of div. E of Pub. L. 116-92 enacting section 3236 of this title and provisions set out as a note above]:"(1) WHISTLEBLOWER.-The term 'whistleblower' means a person who makes a whistleblower disclosure."(2) WHISTLEBLOWER DISCLOSURE.-The term 'whistleblower disclosure' means a disclosure that is protected under section 1104 of the National Security Act of 1947 ( Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 ( ).") or section 3001(j)(1) of the
- The term "Council" means the Security, Suitability, and Credentialing Performance Accountability Council established pursuant to such Executive order, or any successor entity.
- National Intelligence Program
- The term "National Intelligence Program" refers to all programs, projects, and activities of the intelligence community, as well as any other programs of the intelligence community designated jointly by the Director of National Intelligence and the head of a United States department or agency or by the President. Such term does not include programs, projects, or activities of the military departments to acquire intelligence solely for the planning and conduct of tactical military operations by United States Armed Forces.
- congressional intelligence committees
- The term "congressional intelligence committees" means-(A) the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate; and(B) the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives.
- intelligence community
- The term "intelligence community" includes the following:(A) The Office of the Director of National Intelligence.(B) The Central Intelligence Agency.(C) The National Security Agency.(D) The Defense Intelligence Agency.(E) The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.(F) The National Reconnaissance Office.(G) Other offices within the Department of Defense for the collection of specialized national intelligence through reconnaissance programs.(H) The intelligence elements of the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Department of Energy.(I) The Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the Department of State.(J) The Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of the Treasury.(K) The Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security.(L) Such other elements of any department or agency as may be designated by the President, or designated jointly by the Director of National Intelligence and the head of the department or agency concerned, as an element of the intelligence community.
- The term "intelligence" includes foreign intelligence and counterintelligence.
- national intelligence
- The terms "national intelligence" and "intelligence related to national security" refer to all intelligence, regardless of the source from which derived and including information gathered within or outside the United States, that-(A) pertains, as determined consistent with any guidance issued by the President, to more than one United States Government agency; and(B) that involves-(i) threats to the United States, its people, property, or interests;(ii) the development, proliferation, or use of weapons of mass destruction; or(iii) any other matter bearing on United States national or homeland security.