Obama's Intel Paradigm Shift
More Intel sharing..
INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY DIRECTIVE
NUMBER 501 DISCOVERY AND
DISSEMINATION OR RETRIEVAL OF
INFORMATION WITHIN THE
INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY (EFFECTIVE:
21 JANUARY 2009)
a. Foster an enduring culture of responsible sharing and collaboration within an
b. Provide an improved capacity to warn of and disrupt threats to the United States
(U.S.) homeland, and U.S. persons and interests; and
c. Provide more accurate, timely, and insightful analysis to inform decision making by
the President, senior military commanders, national security advisers, and other executive branch
3. This Directive rescinds Intelligence Community Policy Memorandum (ICPM) 2007-500
...........b. At a minimum, stewards shall make disseminated analytic products discoverable by,
and to the extent possible, available to authorized IC personnel by automated means as soon as
possible, but no later than 1 June 2009.
8. Upon enactment of this Directive, IC elements shall ensure that new information
technology (IT) systems or significant changes to existing IT systems provide the capability for
discovery, dissemination, and retrieval of information collected or analysis produced through
automated means. This requirement is not retroactive and shall be implemented in accordance
with standards promulgated by the IC Chief Information Officer (IC CIO).
7. Should a steward deny the request, or partially deny the request (such as providing
“minimized” content), authorized IC personnel who are not satisfied with the steward’s
determination may initiate a formal review through his or her Sensitive Review Board (SRB) in
accordance with ICPG 501.2, Sensitive Review Board and Information Sharing Dispute
a. Stewards shall provide written justification for denial or partial denial of information
to the requestor and appropriate SRBs, in accordance with ICPG 501.2.
b. The requestor’s SRB and the steward’s SRB shall attempt to resolve the dispute under
the direction of the IC element heads. Disputes that cannot be resolved between SRBs shall be
forwarded jointly by the affected SRBs to the DNI.
c. The DNI may resolve any risk management dispute that cannot be resolved at a lower
d. Disputes involving Attorney General approved guidelines, or court-ordered or
statutory restrictions on the dissemination of information, such as dissemination of U.S. person
information collected under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, shall be referred to the
Attorney General if the dispute cannot be resolved by the DNI and affected IC element heads, in
consultation with their General Counsels.
It looks like Obama's IT people are fully on board.
This was signed the day after he made President.
Big changes, now requestors have a challenge option.
Big paradigm shift.
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