Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/585

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PUBLIC LAW 105-272—OCT. 20, 1998 112 STAT. 2415 to the complaint or information. Such notice shall be provided Deadline, not later than 3 days Eifter any such action is taken. "(F) An action taken by the Director or the Inspector Genergd under this paragraph shall not be subject to judicial review. "(G) In this paragraph: "(i) The term 'urgent concern' means any of the following: "(I) A serious or flagrant problem, abuse, violation of law or Executive order, or deficiency relating to the funding, administration, or operations of an intelligence activity involving classified information, but does not include differences of opinions concerning public policy matters. "(II) A false statement to Congress, or a willful withholding from Congress, on an issue of material fact relating to the funding, administration, or operation of an intelligence activity. "(Ill) An action, including a personnel action described in section 2302(a)(2)(A) of title 5, United States Code, constituting reprisal or threat of reprisal prohibited under subsection (e)(3)(B) in response to an employee's reporting an urgent concern in accordance with this paragraph, "(ii) The term 'intelligence committees' means the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate.". (2) CLERICAL AMENDMENT. —The heading to subsection (d) of such section is amended by inserting "; REPORTS TO CON- 50 USC 403q. GRESS ON URGENT CONCERNS" before the period, (b) ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS WITH RESPECT TO INSPECTORS GENERAL OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY.— (1) IN GENERAL. — The Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended by redesignating section 8H as section 81 and by inserting after section 8G the following new section: "SEC. 8H. (a)(1)(A) An employee of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, or the National Security Agency, or of a contractor of any of those Agencies, who intends to report to Congress a complaint or information with respect to an urgent concern may report the complaint or information to the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (or designee). "(B) An employee of the Feder^ Bureau of Investigation, or of a contractor of the Bureau, who intends to report to Congress a complaint or information with respect to an urgent concern may report the complaint or information to the Inspector General of the Department of Justice (or designee). "(C) Any other employee of, or contractor to, an executive agency, or element or unit thereof, determined by the President under section 2302(a)(2)(C)(ii) of title 5, United States Code, to have as its principal function the conduct of foreign intelligence or counterintelligence activities, who intends to report to Congress a complaint or information with respect to an urgent concern may report the complaint or information to the appropriate Inspector General (or designee) under this Act or section 17 of the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949. "(2) If a designee of an Inspector General under this section receives a complaint or information of an employee with respect to an urgent concern, that designee shall report the complsdnt