The order underlies the intelligence communitys most expansive surveillance authorities. According to a 23page, mostly declassified copy of the procedures, released today, director of national intelligence james clapper signed the rules on dec. Implementation of this order within the intelligence community, as defined in executive order no. Senator dianne feinstein, the chair of the senate intelligence committee, referring to eo 12333, has said, i dont think privacy protections are built into it. Strengthened management of the intelligence community this executive order is established in order to further strengthen the effective conduct of united states intelligence activities and protect the territory, people, and interests of the united states.
In 1981, thenpresident ronald reagan signed executive order 12333. Executive order 12333, signed on december 4, 1981 by u. This authorized the nsa to begin conducting the most massive surveillance programs in history. United states intelligence activities open pdf 53 kb. Agencies within the intelligence community are authorized to collect, retain, or disseminate information concerning united states.
Eo 12333 has been amended by three subsequent executive orders. Memorandum on executive order 12333 and assassination pdf. It generally governs the interception of electronic communications overseas, but as a new brennan center report shows, its broad scope has significant implications for americans. Executive order 355 is a united states presidential executive order signed on august 27, 2004, by president george w. Eo 12333 plays an important role in americas intelligence oversight framework, so that, in the words of the order, agencies execute their missions in a vigorous, innovative, and responsible manner that is consistent with the constitution and applicable law and respectful of the principles upon which the united states was founded. Its goal was strengthened management of the intelligence community. Eo 556 controlled unclassified information 3pp 8kb pdf november 4, 2010. On december 4, 1981 president ronald reagan signed executive order 12333, an executive order intended to extend powers and responsibilities of us intelligence agencies and direct the leaders of u. Contentsshow citation the white house, executive order 12333. In carrying out intelligence activities, the dod components. Executive order 12333 is such a case, an order that has never been subject to meaningful oversight by either courts or congress. Executive orders 354 and 355 of august 27, 2004, are revoked. Executive order 12333 andassassination in 1977 president gerald r. Executive orders, and presidential directives, and governed by procedures issued by the secretary of defense and, where appropriate, approved by the attorney general in accordance with e.
Ford promulgated executive order 11909, which provided, in part, that no employee of the united states government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, political assassination. The cias updated executive order 12333 attorney general. Executive order 12333 1981 as amended by executive orders 284 2003. If you would like to participate, visit the project page, or contribute to the discussion start this article has been rated as startclass on the projects quality scale this article has not yet received a rating on the projects. These 55 executive orders can be downloaded in csvexcel and json formats. With the passage by the congress and signature by the president in the fall of 2004, the intelligence reform and terrorist prevention act significant provisions in this executive order became out of date. Earlier this afternoon we flagged the obama administrations new executive order 12333 rules governing intelligence community ic access to and use of raw signals intelligence sigint. The 2008 amendments to executive order 12333, united. Each successive administration has repromulgated this prohibition.
United states intelligence activities, federal register vol. Executive order 12333united states intelligence activities source. Executive order 12333united states intelligence activities. Obama administration signs off on wider datasharing for. The product of extensive debate and coordination within the executive branch, these amendments to executive order eo 12333 were intended to clarify ambiguous provisions in the intelligence reform and. Executive order 12333 wikipedia republished wiki 2. In 2012, barack obama published 39 executive orders from eo 597 through eo 635. The undersigned organizations write to request that you halt the proposed changes to executive order 12333 policies that would share raw data collected by the national security agency with law enforcement agencies. Revision of executive order 12333 privacy and civil.
Further amendment to executive order 12958, as amended, classified national security information revokes executive order 12356. Executive order 12333 wikisource, the free online library. This executive order was titled united states intelligence activities. The executive order that led to mass spying, as told by. Agency act of 1949 cia act, and executive order 12333, united states intelligence activities. Executive order 12333 is within the scope of wikiproject espionage, which aims to improve wikipedia s coverage of espionage, intelligence, and related topics. Defense, issued the procedures for the availability or. Strengthened management of the intelligence community open pdf 67 kb. In 2017, donald trump published 55 executive orders from eo 765 through eo 819. Executive order 12333 by the intelligence department, including pursuant to a delegation of authority by the national security agencycentral security service nsa. April 7, 2016 washington, dc 20511 admiral michael s. Executive order 470 of july 30, 2008 further amendments to executive order 12333, united states intelligence activities. Previously, eo 11905 gerald ford had banned political assassinations and eo 12036 jimmy carter had further banned indirect u.
Executive order 12333 wikimili, the free encyclopedia. It supplemented and partially superseded executive order 12333, signed in 1981 by president ronald reagan, and was in turn partially supplemented and superseded by executive order 470. More information about our apis and other developer tools can be found on our developer pages. Federal register further amendments to executive order.
These 39 executive orders can be downloaded in csvexcel and json formats. The truth about executive order 12333 intelligence. Executive order 12333 amended, which governs foreign intelligence activities by the u. Does executive order 12333 authorize the intelligence community ic to monitor americans communication with persons abroad. Executive order 12333 1981 as amended by executive orders 284 2003, 355 2004, and 470 2008 executive order 292. The new york times reported this morning that the obama administration has put into place new rules allowing the nsa to disseminate raw signals intelligence information. United states intelligence activities timely and accurate information about the activities, capabilities, plans, and intentions of foreign powers, organizations, and persons, and their agents, is essential to the national security of the united states. Executive order 12333 united states intelligence activities as amended by executive orders 284 2003, 355 2004 and 470 2008 preamble timely, accurate, and insightful information about the activities, capabilities, plans, and intentions of foreign. Executive order 12333 defense privacy and civil liberties office. Goals, direction, duties, and responsibilities with respect to the national intelligence effort. The document released today procedures for the availability or dissemination of raw signals intelligence information by the national security agency under section 2. Under executive order 12333, the cias collection, retention, and. The order is to be implemented in a manner consistent with procedures approved by the attorney general pursuant to executive order 12333, as amended. With the passage by the congress and signature by the president in the fall of 2004, the intelligence reform and terrorist prevention act significant provisions in this executive order became out of.1085 1418 1125 691 613 857 710 219 1192 171 781 525 1302 1358 529 591 157 1068 642 852 1111 105 639 747 555 1354 144 540 598 286 443 704 1327 277 317 822 1248 314