Intelligence Law Glossary - Counterintelligence [HTML-Only]


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Counterintelligence

Statutory Law

50 U.S.C. § 401a(3) (2010) (Title 50—Chapter 15: National Security—Subchapter A: Coordination for National Security)

As used in this Act:
   (3) 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.

Administrative Law

Executive Order 12333, United States Intelligence Activities, § 3.5(a) (2010)

Counterintelligence means information gathered and activities conducted to identify, deceive, exploit, disrupt, or protect against espionage, other intelligence activities, sabotage, or assassinations conducted for or on behalf of foreign powers, organizations or persons, or their agents, or international terrorist organizations or activities.

Department of Defense Regulation 5240.1-R, Procedures Governing the Activities of DOD Intelligence Components that Affect U.S. Persons, § DL1.1.5 (Dec. 1982): Counterintelligence

Information gathered and activities conducted to protect against espionage, other intelligence activities, sabotage, or assassinations conducted for or on behalf of foreign powers, organizations, or persons, or international terrorist activities, but not including personnel, physical, document, or communications security programs.