DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE
TECHNICAL SURVEILLANCE COUNTERHEASURES
The President approved. Security Policy Board's (SPB) "National Policy on Technical Surveillance Countermeaoures" on in the national policy transmittal memorandum to the Director of central Intelligence (DCI) and the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs states "the policy of this Administration is to support the greatest possible efficiency, while maintaining the necessary level of security."
Pursuant to the provisions of the National Security Acts amended. Executivehe National Policy on Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (SPB, National Securitynd the Computer Security Acthis directive establishes and promulgates conmunity-wlde policy and procedures for the conduct and coordination of Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM).
This directive affirms the policy, responsibilities, and definitions to. Government departments and agencies for TSCM, as detailed in the national policy, to prevent the compromise or loss of national security information through the use of technical surveillance. Implementing the goals, objectives, and actions in this policy will enable the Intelligence Community (IC) to better support customer needs, coordinate common direction, and manage TSCM resourcesore efficient, effective and agile process.
The IC organizations shall assist the DCI in the execution of his responsibility to protect intelligence Sources and Methods and Sensitive Compartmented information by conducting or arranging for the conduct of TSCM in accordance with the provisions of SPB The national policy addresses matters of dissemination, implementation, guidelines, procedures, training, and embraces threat-based and risk management philosophies.
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in this directive alters existing program, budget, or operational control authorities of department and agency heads for TSCM activities within their organizations.
This directive is effective for five years from the date of impleraentation. At that time, it shall be reviewed for continued applicability.
s hereby rescinded.
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