There is one summary for H.R.3963. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (12/16/1985)

Defense Intelligence Commercial Entities Act - Adds a new chapter to Subtitle A of general military law, entitled, "Chapter 19-Department of Defense Intelligence Commercial Entities." Provides that the Secretary of Defense, with the concurrence of the Attorney General and the Director of Central Intelligence, may authorize, for a period not to exceed two years, the establishment and operation of a commercial entity to provide cover for foreign intelligence collection activities of the Department of Defense (DOD), provided the Secretary makes written certification that such an entity is essential to the conduct of an authorized foreign intelligence collection activity of DOD. Authorizes the Secretary to renew the authorization of such entities every two years, and to terminate such an entity at any time.

Provides the Secretary with administrative support and with authority for the use and disposition of funds for such operation.

Requires the establishment, operation, and termination of such a commercial entity to be carried out in accordance with prevailing commercial practices.

Specifically limits the activities of such intelligence commercial entities.

Directs the Secretary to issue regulations to implement these provisions. Outlines provisions to be included in such regulations. Directs the inspector general of DOD to conduct at least annually a review and audit of activities taken under this chapter, and report on such to the Secretary and the congressional intelligence committees.

Provides that commercial entities established pursuant to this Act are entities of the United States, and subject only to Federal law.

Authorizes the Secretary to delegate the authorities provided in this Act only to the Deputy Secretary of Defense.