Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 3.djvu/663

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PUBLIC LAW 107-296—NOV. 25, 2002 116 STAT. 2255 of Investigation, the Anti-Terrorism Task Forces of the Department of Justice, and regional Terrorism Early Warning Groups. (d) RESPONSIBLE OFFICIALS.— For each affected Federal agency, the head of such agency shall designate an official to administer this Act with respect to such agency. (e) FEDERAL CONTROL OF INFORMATION. —Under procedures prescribed under this section, information obtained by a State or local government from a Federal agency under this section shall remain under the control of the Federal agency, and a State or local law authorizing or requiring such a government to disclose information shall not apply to such information. (f) DEFINITIONS.— As used in this section: (1) The term "homeland security information" means any information possessed by a Federal, State, or local agency that— (A) relates to the threat of terrorist activity; (B) relates to the ability to prevent, interdict, or disrupt terrorist activity; (C) would improve the identification or investigation of a suspected terrorist or terrorist orgsmization; or (D) would improve the response to a terrorist act. (2) The term "intelligence community" has the meaning given such term in section 3(4) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 401a(4)). (3) The term "State and local personnel" means any of the following persons involved in prevention, preparation, or response for terrorist attack: (A) State Governors, mayors, and other locally elected officials. (B) State and local law enforcement personnel and firefighters. (C) Public health and medical professionals. (D) Regional, State, and local emergency management agency personnel, including State adjutant generals. (E) Other appropriate emergency response agency personnel. (F) Employees of private-sector entities that affect critical infrastructure, cyber, economic, or public health security, as designated by the Federal Government in procedures developed pursuant to this section. (4) The term "State" includes the District of Columbia and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States. (g) CONSTRUCTION. — Nothing in this Act shall be construed as authorizing any department, bureau, agency, officer, or employee of the Federal Government to request, receive, or transmit to any other Government entity or personnel, or transmit to any State or local entity or personnel otherwise authorized by this Act to receive homeland security information, any information collected by the Federal Government solely for statistical purposes in violation of any other provision of law relating to the confidentiality of such information. SEC. 893. REPORT. 6 USC 483. (a) REPORT REQUIRED.— Not later than 12 months after the Deadline. date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall submit to