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I. INTELLIGENCE AGENCY STATUTES

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A. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

NATIONAL SECURITY ACT OF 1947

ACT OF JULY 26, 1947

AN ACT To promote the national security by providing for a Secretary of Defense;

for a National Military Establishment; for a Department of the Army, a Department of the Navy, and a Department of the Air Force; and for the coordination of the activities of the National Military Establishment with other departments and agencies of the Government concerned with the national security.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SHORT TITLE

That [50 U.S.C. 401 note] this Act may be cited as the “National Security Act of 1947".

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Sec. 2. Declaration of policy.

TITLE I–COORDINATION FOR NATIONAL SECURITY
Sec. 101. National Security Council.
Sec. 102. Central Intelligence Agency.
Sec. 102a. Appointment of Director of Intelligence Community Staff.
Sec. 103. National Security Resources Board.

TITLE II—THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Sec. 201. Department of Defense.
Sec. 202. Secretary of Defense.*
Sec. 203. Military Assistants to the Secretary.*
Sec. 204. Civilian personnel."
Sec. 205. Department of the Army.
Sec. 206. Department of the Navy.
Sec. 207. Department of the Air Force.
Sec. 208. United States Air Force.*
Sec. 209. Effective date of transfers. *
Sec. 210. War Council.*
Sec. 211. Joint Chiefs of Staff.*
Sec. 212. Joint Staff.*
Sec. 213. Munitions Board.*
Sec. 214. Research and Development Board.*

TITLE III-MISCELLANEOUS
Sec. 301. Compensation of Secretaries.*
Sec. 302. Under Secretaries and Assistant Secretaries. *
Sec. 303. Advisory committees and personnel.
Sec. 304. Status of transferred civilian personnel.*
Sec. 305. Saving provisions.*
Sec. 306. Transfer of funds. *
Sec. 307. Authorization for appropriations.
Sec. 308. Definitions.
Sec. 309. Separability.
Sec. 310. Effective date.
*Section repealed without amending table of contents.

Sec. 311. Succession to the Presidency:
Sec. 411. Repealing and saving provisions.

TITLE V-ACCOUNTABILITY FOR INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES
Sec. 501. Congressional oversight.

TITLE VI–PROTECTION OF CERTAIN NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION
Sec. 601. Protection of identities of certain United States undercover intelligence of-

ficers, agents, informants, and sources.
Sec. 602. Defenses and exceptions.
Sec. 603. Report.
Sec. 604. Extraterritorial jurisdiction.
Sec. 605. Providing information to Congress.
Sec. 606. Definitions.

TITLE VII—PROTECTION OF OPERATIONAL FILES OF THE CENTRAL

INTELLIGENCE AGENCY Sec. 701. Exemption of certain operational files from search, review, publication, or

disclosure. Sec. 702. Decennial review of exempted operational files.

DECLARATION OF POLICY SEC. 2. [50 U.S.C. 401) In enacting this legislation, it is the intent of Congress to provide a comprehensive program for the future security of the United States; to provide for the establishment of integrated policies and procedures for the departments, agencies, and functions of the Government relating to the national security; to provide a Department of Defense, including the three military Departments of the Army, the Navy (including naval aviation and the United States Marine Corps), and the Air Force under the direction, authority, and control of the Secretary of Defense; to provide that each military department shall be separately organized under its own Secretary and shall function under the direction, authority, and control of the Secretary of Defense; to provide for their unified direction under civilian control of the Secretary of Defense but not to merge these departments or services; to provide for the establishment of unified or specified combatant commands, and a clear and direct line of command to such commands; to eliminate unnecessary duplication in the Department of Defense, and particularly in the field of research and engineering by vesting its overall direction and control in the Secretary of Defense; to provide more effective, efficient, and economical administration in the Department of Defense; to provide for the unified strategic direction of the combatant forces, for their operation under unified command, and for their integration into an efficient team of land, naval, and air forces but not to establish a single Chief of Staff over the armed forces nor an overall armed forces general staff.

TITLE I-COORDINATION FOR NATIONAL SECURITY

NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL

SEC. 101. [50 U.S.C. 402] (a) There is hereby established a council to be known as the National Security Council (thereinafter in this section referred to as the "Council").

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