For the purposes of this subchapter:
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CODIFICATIONSection was formerly classified to sectionof this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
PRIOR PROVISIONSA prior section 605 of act July 26, 1947, was renumbered section 604 and is classified to sectionof this title.
AMENDMENTS2019-Par. (4)(A). Pub. L. 116-92, §5303(1), struck out cl. (i) designation before "whose identity", substituted "agency" for "agency-" and "; or" for ", and", and struck out cl. (ii) which read as follows: "who is serving outside the United States or has within the last five years served outside the United States; or".Par. (4)(B)(i). Pub. L. 116-92, §5303(2), substituted "acts" for "resides and acts outside the United States".2014- Pub. L. 113-126, §703(a), made technical amendments to directory language of Pub. L. 112-277, §506. See 2013 Amendment note below.2013-Par. (5). Pub. L. 112-277, §506, as amended by Pub. L. 113-126, §703(a), amended par. (5) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (5) read as follows: "The term 'intelligence agency' means the Central Intelligence Agency, a foreign intelligence component of the Department of Defense, or the foreign counterintelligence or foreign counterterrorism components of the Federal Bureau of Investigation."1999-Par. (4)(A). Pub. L. 106-120 substituted "a present or retired officer or employee" for "an officer or employee" and "a present or retired member" for "a member".
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2014 AMENDMENT Pub. L. 113-126, title VII, §703(b), July 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 1423, provided that: "The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall take effect as if included in the enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 ( Public Law 112-277)."
TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONSFor transfer of authorities, functions, personnel, and assets of the Coast Guard, including the authorities and functions of the Secretary of Transportation relating thereto, to the Department of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections, , ,and of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section of Title 6.
TERMINATION OF TRUST TERRITORY OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDSFor termination of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, see note set out preceding sectionof Title 48, Territories and Insular Possessions.
- The term "counterintelligence" means information gathered, and activities conducted, to protect against espionage, other intelligence activities, sabotage, or assassinations conducted by or on behalf of foreign governments or elements thereof, foreign organizations, or foreign persons, or international terrorist activities.
- foreign intelligence
- The term "foreign intelligence" means information relating to the capabilities, intentions, or activities of foreign governments or elements thereof, foreign organizations, or foreign persons, or international terrorist activities.
- 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.