121 STAT. 310
PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007
Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives a report on the progress of the Secretary in developing the comprehensive information technology network architecture required under section 205 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as added by subsection (a). The report shall include— (1) a description of the priorities for the development of the comprehensive information technology network architecture and a rationale for such priorities; (2) an explanation of how the various components of the comprehensive information technology network architecture will work together and interconnect; (3) a description of the technological challenges that the Secretary expects the Office of Intelligence and Analysis will face in implementing the comprehensive information technology network architecture; (4) a description of the technological options that are available or are in development that may be incorporated into the comprehensive information technology network architecture, the feasibility of incorporating such options, and the advantages and disadvantages of doing so; (5) an explanation of any security protections to be developed as part of the comprehensive information technology network architecture; (6) a description of safeguards for civil liberties and privacy to be built into the comprehensive information technology network architecture; and (7) an operational best practices plan. SEC. 502. INTELLIGENCE COMPONENT DEFINED.
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(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 2 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101) is amended— (1) by redesignating paragraphs (9) through (16) as paragraphs (10) through (17), respectively; and (2) by inserting after paragraph (8) the following: ‘‘(9) The term ‘intelligence component of the Department’ means any element or entity of the Department that collects, gathers, processes, analyzes, produces, or disseminates intelligence information within the scope of the information sharing environment, including homeland security information, terrorism information, and weapons of mass destruction information, or national intelligence, as defined under section 3(5) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 401a(5)), except— ‘‘(A) the United States Secret Service; and ‘‘(B) the Coast Guard, when operating under the direct authority of the Secretary of Defense or Secretary of the Navy pursuant to section 3 of title 14, United States Code, except that nothing in this paragraph shall affect or diminish the authority and responsibilities of the Commandant of the Coast Guard to command or control the Coast Guard as an armed force or the authority of the Director of National Intelligence with respect to the Coast Guard as an element of the intelligence community (as defined under section 3(4) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 401a(4)).’’.
VerDate Aug 31 2005
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