Authorized Adjudicative Agency
50 U.S.C. § 435b(a)(3) (2010) (Title 50—Chapter 15: National Security--Subchapter F: Access to Classified Information)
(a) Definitions. In this section:
(3) The term "authorized adjudicative agency" means an agency authorized by law, regulation, or direction of the Director of National Intelligence to determine eligibility for access to classified information in accordance with Executive Order 12968 [50 U.S.C. § 435 note].
50 U.S.C. § 438(1) (2010) (Title 50—Chapter 15: National Security—Subchapter F: Access to Classified Information)
For purposes of this title [50 U.S.C. §§ 435 et seq.]—
(1) the term "authorized investigative agency" means an agency authorized by law or regulation to conduct a counterintelligence investigation or investigations 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;