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TITLE:  DoD Instruction 5240.6, "Counterintelligence (C) Awareness and Briefing Program", 07/16/1996

SUMMARY: This Instruction reissues DoD Directive 5240.6, February 26, 1986 and pursuant to the responsibilities and authorities assigned to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (ASD (C3I)) in DoD Directive 5137.1, February 12, 1992 and DoD Directive 5240.2, June 6, 1983, does the following: 1. Implements National Security Decision Directive No. 12, August 5, 1993 in the Department of Defense. 2. Implements policy, responsibilities and procedures for reporting and investigating, and updates contacts by DoD personnel with any person who attempts to acquire by unauthorized means information related to the national defense. 3. Provides for the handling of other threat information affecting the security of DoD personnel, operations, resources, installations, and information to include intrusions into automated information systems. 4. Reaffirms the requirement that all DoD personnel receive periodic briefings, not less frequently than every three years, on all threats posed by foreign intelligence and terrorist organizations. 5. References judicial or administrative sanctions for DoD personnel who fail to comply with the requirements of this Instruction. 6. Establishes reporting requirements to the Office of the Secretary of Defense for program oversight, evaluation, trend analysis, and profiling of foreign intelligence and terrorist activities. 7. Assigns to the three Military Department Counterintelligence (CI) Agencies the responsibility for implementing the investigative and operational aspects of the CI Awareness and Briefing Program for designated DoD Components that do not have the requisite organic CI capability.

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