DoD updates manual on intelligence

The Department of Defense (DoD) has updated its procedures on intelligence activities. The updated manual governs “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,” said DoD senior intelligence oversight official Michael Mahar.

Changes to DoD Manual 5240.01, “Procedures Governing the Conduct of DoD Intelligence Activities,” include updated procedures for the “collection” of information about U.S. persons and frameworks of distinct rules for information about U.S. persons that has been collected.

According to Mahar, updating the manual was an interagency process involving senior representatives of all defense intelligence components, including the Joint Staff, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, and National Security Agency. They also worked closely with the Department of Justice and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

For more information on DoD Manual 5240.01, please follow the link below.
DoD Releases Update of Manual Governing Defense Intelligence Activities, DoD News

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