DoD Releases Update of Manual Governing Defense Intelligence Activities

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2016 — The Defense Department has released an update of procedures, first published in 1982, that govern the conduct of DoD intelligence activities.

DoD Manual 5240.01, “Procedures Governing the Conduct of DoD Intelligence Activities,” is put into effect following Executive Order 12333, which authorizes certain members of the intelligence community to collect, retain or disseminate information about U.S. persons.

“The procedures set out rules governing how DoD intelligence elements will conduct activities supporting their missions while safeguarding legal rights and protections guaranteed by the Constitution to all U.S. persons,” Michael Mahar, the DoD senior intelligence oversight official, told DoD News in a recent interview.

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