Intelligence Law Glossary - Highly Sensitive Program

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Highly Sensitive Program

Statutory Law

50 U.S.C. § 435b(a)(4) (2010) (Title 50—Chapter 15: National Security--Subchapter F: Access to Classified Information)

(a) Definitions.  In this section:
   (4) The term "highly sensitive program" means—
      (A) a government program designated as a Special Access Program (as that term is defined in section 4.1(h) of Executive Order 12958 [50 U.S.C. § 435 note] or any successor Executive order); or
      (B) a government program that applies restrictions required for—
         (i) restricted data (as that term is defined in section 11 y. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2014(y)); or
         (ii) other information commonly referred to as "sensitive compartmented information".