Authorized Investigative Agency
50 U.S.C. § 435b(a)(2) (2010) (Title 50—Chapter 15: National Security--Subchapter F: Access to Classified Information)
(a) Definitions. In this section:
(2) The term "authorized investigative agency" means an agency designated by the head of the agency selected pursuant to subsection (b) to conduct a counterintelligence investigation or investigation of persons who are proposed for access to classified information to ascertain whether such persons satisfy the criteria for obtaining and retaining access to such information.