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Executive Order 10899--Authorization for the communication of restricted data by the Central Intelligence Agency

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 10899 of Dec. 9, 1960, appear at 25 FR 12729, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 427, unless otherwise noted.

By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (hereinafter referred to as the Act; 42 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.), and as President of the United States, it is ordered as follows:

The Central Intelligence Agency is hereby authorized to communicate for intelligence purposes, in accordance with the terms and conditions of any agreement for cooperation arranged pursuant to subsections 144 a, b, or c of the Act (42 U.S.C. 2162 (a), (b), or (c)), such Restricted Data and data removed from the Restricted Data category under subsection 142d of the Act (42 U.S.C. 2162 (d)) as is determined
(i) by the President, pursuant to the provisions of the Act, or
(ii) by the Atomic Energy Commission and the Department of Defense, jointly pursuant to the provisions of Executive Order No. 10841
to be transmissible under the agreement for cooperation involved. Such communications shall be effected through mechanisms established by the Central Intelligence Agency in accordance with the terms and conditions of the agreement for cooperation involved: Provided, that no such communication shall be made by the Central Intelligence Agency until the proposed communication has been authorized either in accordance with procedures adopted by the Atomic Energy Commission and the Department of Defense and applicable to conduct of programs for cooperation by those agencies, or in accordance with procedures approved by the Atomic Energy Commission and the Department of Defense and applicable to conduct of programs for cooperation by the Central Intelligence Agency.


Editorial note: Executive Order 10899, insofar as it refers to functions of the Atomic Energy Commission, was modified by Executive Order 12038 of Feb. 3, 1978, Chapter 10, to provide that all such functions shall be exercised by (1) the Secretary of Energy to the extent consistent with the functions of the Atomic Energy Commission that were transferred to the Administrator of Energy Research and Development pursuant to the Energy Organization Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-438, 88 Stat. 1233), and (2) the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to the extent consistent with the functions of the Atomic Energy Commission that were transferred to the Commission by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974.


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