Summary: S.2507 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (06/29/2000)

Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 - Title I: Intelligence Activities - Authorizes appropriations for FY 2001 for the conduct of intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the: (1) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); (2) Department of Defense (DOD); (3) Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA); (4) National Security Agency (NSA); (5) National Reconnaissance Office (NRO); (6) National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA); (7) Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force; (8) Departments of State, the Treasury, and Energy; and (9) Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 2002 through 2005 for the CIA, DIA, NSA, and NRO.

(Sec. 102) Specifies that the amounts authorized to be appropriated and the authorized personnel ceilings as of September 30, 2001, for such activities are those specified in the Classified Schedule of Authorizations, which shall be made available to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees and the President.

(Sec. 103) Allows the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), with the approval of Director of the Office of Management and Budget, to authorize the employment of civilian personnel in excess of the number authorized for FY 2001 when the DCI determines that such action is necessary to the performance of important intelligence functions, subject to specified limitations. Requires notification of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees when such authority is exercised.

(Sec. 104) Authorizes appropriations for the Community Management Account of the DCI for FY 2001. Authorizes full-time personnel for elements within such Account as of September 30, 2001. Provides for the reimbursement of any U.S. officer or employee, or member of the armed forces, who is detailed to such staff.

Earmarks funds authorized under this Act for the National Drug Intelligence Center. Requires a transfer of funds from the DCI to the Attorney General to operate the Center.

Title II: Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System - Authorizes appropriations for FY 2001 for the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability Fund.

Title III: General Provisions - Permits appropriations authorized by this Act for salary, pay, retirement, and other benefits for Federal employees to be increased by such additional amounts as may be necessary for increases in such compensation or benefits authorized by law.

(Sec. 302) Specifies that the authorization of appropriations by this Act shall not be deemed to constitute authority for the conduct of any intelligence activity which is not otherwise authorized by the Constitution or laws of the United States.

(Sec. 303) Amends the Federal criminal code to provide criminal penalties against current or former U.S. officers or employees, or persons with current or former access to classified information, who willfully disclose such information to a person not authorized access to such information, with exceptions for disclosures to: (1) any justice or judge of a U.S. court under article III of the Constitution; or (2) the Senate or House, a committee, subcommittee, or joint committee thereof, or a member of Congress.

(Sec. 304) Amends the National Security Act of 1947 to require the DCI to establish and maintain in the intelligence community an analytic capability with responsibilities for intelligence in support of U.S. activities relating to prisoners of war and missing persons.

(Sec. 305) Prohibits any Federal law that implements a treaty or other international agreement from being construed as making unlawful an otherwise lawful and authorized intelligence activity of the U.S. Government or its employees, or other person acting on their behalf, unless such law specifically addresses such activity.

(Sec. 306) Requires the DCI to certify to the congressional intelligence committees whether or not each element of the State Department that handles, retains, or stores classified material (element) is in full compliance with all applicable directives and executive orders relating to such materials. Requires a report to the intelligence committees when noncompliance is determined. Prohibits funds from being obligated by such Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research until the DCI has certified full compliance of each element. Prohibits an element from retaining or storing classified information until full compliance is achieved. Authorizes the President to waive the applicability of this section in the national security interest, requiring a report to the intelligence committees upon the exercise of such waiver.

(Sec. 307) Amends the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act to state that no provision of such Act shall be construed to prohibit a U.S. citizen from raising any challenge to the blocking of assets by the United States.

(Sec. 308) Makes FY 2000 Federal counterdrug activities funding available for administrative costs of the Counterdrug Intelligence Executive Secretariat authorized by the General Counterdrug Intelligence Plan of February 12, 2000.

Title IV: Central Intelligence Agency - Amends the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949 to require a report from the Inspector General (IG) to the intelligence committees when: (1) an investigation, inspection, or audit focuses on a current or former CIA official who holds or held a position subject to appointment by the President, or holds or held the CIA executive director or certain deputy director positions; (2) a matter requires a report from the IG to the Department of Justice concerning possible criminal conduct of a current or former CIA official; (3) the IG becomes aware of possible criminal conduct of a current or former CIA official through means other than an investigation, inspection, or audit; or (4) the IG, after exhausting all possible alternatives, is unable to obtain significant documentary information in the course of an investigation, inspection, or audit.

(Sec. 403) Provides for additional deposits into the Central Services Working Capital Fund. Extends through March 31, 2005, the authority for the CIA central services program.

(Sec. 404) Authorizes the DCI to detail CIA employees to the NRO.

(Sec. 405) Provides a three-year availability for obligation of CIA funds transferred after FY 2000 to another Federal department or agency for the acquisition of land. Requires an annual report from the DCI to the intelligence committees on such fund transfers.

(Sec. 406) Authorizes the DCI to designate and reimburse CIA employees for one-half of the costs of professional liability insurance. Requires a report from the DCI to the intelligence committees on each designation.

Title V: Department of Defense Intelligence Activities - Prohibits appropriations authorized by this Act from being transferred from the General Defense Intelligence Program (GDIP) to the NIMA Program for purposes of transferring imagery analysis personnel from the GDIP to the NIMA Program. Directs the Secretary to review and report to specified congressional committees on options for strengthening the role of the NIMA Director as the functional manager for U.S. imagery and geospacial programs.

(Sec. 502) Prohibits appropriations authorized by this Act from being transferred from the GDIP to the Community Management Account for purposes of transferring intelligence collection management personnel.

(Sec. 503) Increases by 2,152 the authorized personnel ceiling for the GDIP.

(Sec. 504) Requires the DCI, in coordination with the Secretary, to study and report to specified congressional committees on the utility and feasibility of various options for improving the management and organization of measurement and signal intelligence..