Summary: S.1271 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)

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Indefinitely postponed in Senate (09/26/1985)

(Measure indefinitely postponed in Senate, H.R. 2419 passed in lieu)

Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1986 - Title I: Intelligence Activities- Authorizes appropriations for FY 1986 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities in specified departments and agencies of the U.S. Government, including the Central Intelligence Agency (Agency) and the Department of Defense.

Requires the Director of Central Intelligence or the Secretary of Defense to notify the appropriate congressional committees of any intent to spend funds other than as specifically authorized. Prohibits reprogramming or fund transfers except in restricted circumstances.

Authorizes the Director of Central Intelligence to employ civilian personnel in excess of the ceiling for such personnel when necessary to the performance of important intelligence functions.

Authorizes the National Security Agency to secure the design and construction of a research and engineering facility at their headquarters at Ft. Meade, Maryland.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1986 for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to carry out counterterrorism activities.

Title II: Intelligence Community Staff-Authorizes appropriations for the Intelligence Community Staff for FY 1986.

Establishes an end strength ceiling of 233 full-time Intelligence Community Staff employees.

Provides that the Intelligence Community Staff shall be administered in the same manner as the Central Intelligence Agency.

Title III: Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System - Authorizes appropriations for FY 1986 for the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability Fund.

Title IV: General Provisions- States that the authorization of appropriations by this Act shall not constitute authority for the conduct of any intelligence activity which is not otherwise authorized by the Constitution or laws of the United States.

Allows increases in employee benefits as authorized by law.

Title V: Facilitating Naturalization of Certain Foreign Intelligence Sources- Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for the waiver of certain requirements and the naturalization of eligible petitioners who have made extraordinary contributions to the national security of the United States or to the conduct of U.S. intelligence activities. Requires the Director of Central Intelligence to notify specified congressional committees every time the waiver provisions of this title will be applied.

Title VI: Administrative Provisions - Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to use the proceeds from counterintelligence operations to offset the expenses incurred by such operations.

Provides for the acceleration of retirement benefits for certain Central Intelligence employees working in unhealthful posts.

Title VII: Access to Criminal History Records for National Security Purposes - Requires criminal justice agencies, upon written consent from the individual under investigation, to provide criminal history record information to the Department of Defense, the Office of Personnel Management, or the Central Intelligence Agency for the purpose of determining eligibility for: (1) access to classified information; (2) assignment to or retention in sensitive national security duties; or (3) acceptance or retention in the armed services.