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Foreign intelligence information is:

(1) information that relates to, and if concerning a United States person is necessary to, the ability of the United States to protect against —
(A) actual or potential attack or other grave hostile acts of a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power;
(B) sabotage or international terrorism by a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power; or
(C) clandestine intelligence activities by an intelligence service or network of a foreign power or by an agent of a foreign power; or

(2) information with respect to a foreign power or foreign territory that relates to, and if concerning a United States person is necessary to —

(A) the national defense or the security of the United States; or
(B) the conduct of the foreign affairs of the United States.[1]
information [that] relates to the capabilities, intentions, and activities of foreign powers, organizations, or persons, but does not include counterintelligence except for information on international terrorist activities.[2]

References Edit

  1. 50 U.S.C. §1801(e).
  2. DHS Sensitive Systems Policy Directive 4300A, at 2.

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