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Executive Order 10985

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Executive Order 10985 of January 12, 1962

Amendment of Executive Order No. 10501, Relating to Safeguarding Official Information in the Interests of the Defense of the United States


By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the United States, and as President of the United States, and deeming such action necessary in the best interest of the national security, it is ordered that section 2 of Executive Order No. 10501 of November 5, 1953, as amended by Executive Order No. 10901 of January 9, 1961, be, and it is hereby, further amended as follows:


Subsection (a) of section 2 is amended (1) by deleting from the list of departments and agencies thereunder the Operations Coordinating Board, the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization, the International Cooperation Administration, the Council on Foreign Economic Policy, the Development Loan Fund, and the President's Board of Consultants on Foreign Intelligence Activities, and (2) by adding thereto the following-named agencies:

Agency for International Development
Office of Emergency Planning
Peace Corps
President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency


Subsection (b) of section 2 is amended by deleting from the list of departments and agencies thereunder the Government Patents Board, and by adding thereto the following-named agency:

Federal Maritime Commission


The agencies which have been added by this order to the lists of departments and agencies under subsections (a) and (b) of section 2 of Executive Order No. 10501, as amended, shall be deemed to have had authority for classification of information or material from the respective dates on which such agencies were established.

Signature of John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy
The White House,
January 12, 1962.

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