Statutory Law - US Code - 50 USC 404o-2. National Intelligence Centers


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50 USC § 404o–2. National Intelligence Centers

*Current through Public Law 112-173, August 16th, 2012.

(a) Authority to establish
The Director of National Intelligence may establish one or more national intelligence centers to address intelligence priorities, including, but not limited to, regional issues.
(b) Resources of directors of centers
(1) The Director of National Intelligence shall ensure that the head of each national intelligence center under subsection (a) of this section has appropriate authority, direction, and control of such center, and of the personnel assigned to such center, to carry out the assigned mission of such center.
(2) The Director of National Intelligence shall ensure that each national intelligence center has appropriate personnel to accomplish effectively the mission of such center.
(c) Information sharing
The Director of National Intelligence shall, to the extent appropriate and practicable, ensure that each national intelligence center under subsection (a) of this section and the other elements of the intelligence community share information in order to facilitate the mission of such center.
(d) Mission of centers
Pursuant to the direction of the Director of National Intelligence, each national intelligence center under subsection (a) of this section may, in the area of intelligence responsibility assigned to such center—
(1) have primary responsibility for providing all-source analysis of intelligence based upon intelligence gathered both domestically and abroad;
(2) have primary responsibility for identifying and proposing to the Director of National Intelligence intelligence collection and analysis and production requirements; and
(3) perform such other duties as the Director of National Intelligence shall specify.
(e) Review and modification of centers
The Director of National Intelligence shall determine on a regular basis whether—
(1) the area of intelligence responsibility assigned to each national intelligence center under subsection (a) of this section continues to meet appropriate intelligence priorities; and
(2) the staffing and management of such center remains appropriate for the accomplishment of the mission of such center.
(f) Termination
The Director of National Intelligence may terminate any national intelligence center under subsection (a) of this section.
(g) Separate budget account
The Director of National Intelligence shall, as appropriate, include in the National Intelligence Program budget a separate line item for each national intelligence center under subsection (a) of this section.
(July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title I, §119B, as added Pub. L. 108–458, title I, §1023, Dec. 17, 2004, 118 Stat. 3676.)