Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001/Title V

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TITLE V—DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES

SEC. 501. ROLE OF DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE IN EXPERIMENTAL PERSONNEL PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL PERSONNEL.[edit]

If the Director of Central Intelligence requests that the Secretary of Defense exercise any authority available to the Secretary under section 1101(b) of the Strom Thurmond National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 (Public Law 105-261; 5 U.S.C. 3104 note) to carry out a program of special personnel management authority at the National Imagery and Mapping Agency and the National Security Agency in order to facilitate recruitment of eminent experts in science and engineering at such agencies, the Secretary shall respond to such request not later than 30 days after the date of such request.

SEC. 502. MEASUREMENT AND SIGNATURE INTELLIGENCE.[edit]

(a) Study of Options.—
The Director of Central Intelligence shall, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, conduct a study of the utility and feasibility of various options for improving the management and organization of measurement and signature intelligence, including—
(1) the option of establishing a centralized tasking, processing, exploitation, and dissemination facility for measurement and signature intelligence;
(2) options for recapitalizing and reconfiguring the current systems for measurement and signature intelligence; and
(3) the operation and maintenance costs of the various options.
(b) Report.—
Not later than April 1, 2001, the Director and the Secretary shall jointly submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report on their findings as a result of the study required by subsection (a). The report shall set forth any recommendations that the Director and the Secretary consider appropriate.
(c) Appropriate Committees of Congress Defined.—
In this section, the term ``appropriate committees of Congress´´ means the following:
(1) The Committee on Armed Services and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate.
(2) The Committee on Armed Services and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives.