Intelligence Law Glossary - Retention

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Administrative Law

Department of Defense Regulation 5240.1-R, Procedures Governing the Activities of DOD Intelligence Components that Affect U.S. Persons, § C3.2 (Dec. 1982)

The term "retention," as used in this procedure, refers only to the maintenance of information about United States persons that can be retrieved by reference to the person's name or other identifying data.