Intelligence Law Glossary - Authorized Investigative Agency

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Authorized Investigative Agency

Statutory Law

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.