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Cooperating Sources

Administrative Law

Department of Defense Regulation 5240.1-R, Procedures Governing the Activities of DOD Intelligence Components that Affect U.S. Persons, § C2.2.2 (Dec. 1982): “Cooperating Sources”

Cooperating sources means persons or organizations that knowingly and voluntarily provide information to DoD intelligence components, or access to information, at the request of such components or on their own initiative. These include Government Agencies, law enforcement authorities, credit agencies, academic institutions, employers, and foreign governments.