Intelligence Law Glossary - National Intelligence [HTML-Only]


««« Previous Term  |  Next Term »»»

National Intelligence

Statutory Law

50 U.S.C. § 401a(5) (2010) (Title 50—Chapter 15: National Security—Subchapter A: Coordination for National Security)

As used in this Act:
   (5) 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.

Administrative Law

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

National Intelligence and Intelligence Related to National Security means all intelligence, regardless of the source from which derived and including information gathered within or outside the United States, that pertains, as determined consistent with any guidance issued by the President, or that is determined for the purpose of access to information by the Director in accordance with section 1.3(a)(1) of this order, to pertain to more than one United States Government agency; and that involves threats to the United States, its people, property, or interests; the development, proliferation, or use of weapons of mass destruction; or any other matter bearing on United States national or homeland security.