Department of Defense


NUMBER 5105.67

February 19, 2002


SUBJECT:  Department of Defense Counterintelligence
Field Activity (DoD CIFA) 

References:  (a)  Title 10, United States Code

(b)  Presidential Decision Directive/National Security
Council-75, "U.S. Counterintelligence Effectiveness,
Counterintelligence for the 21st Century," December
28, 2000

(c)  Executive Order 12958, "Classified National Security
Information," April 17, 1995

(d)  DoD Directive O-5205.7, "Special Access Program
(SAP) Policy," January 13, 1997

(e)  through (p), see enclosure 1


Pursuant to the authority vested in the Secretary of
Defense by reference (a), this Directive establishes
the Department of Defense Counterintelligence Field
Activity with the mission, responsibilities, functions,
relationships, and authorities, as prescribed herein.


This Directive applies to the Office of the Secretary
of Defense (OSD), the Military Departments, the Chairman
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands,
the Office of the Inspector General of the Department
of Defense, the Defense Agencies, and the DoD Field
Activities, as well as all other organizational entities
within the Department of Defense (hereafter referred
to collectively as "the DoD Components").


The mission of the DoD CIFA is to develop and manage
DoD Counterintelligence (CI) programs and functions
that support the protection of the Department, including
CI support to protect DoD personnel, resources, critical
information, research and development programs, technology,
critical infrastructure, economic security, and U.S.
interests, against foreign influence and manipulation,
as well as to detect and neutralize espionage against
the Department.


It is DoD policy that:

4.1.  The Department shall fully support the National
Counterintelligence Program, as embodied in Presidential
Decision Directive/National Security Council-75 (PDD/NSC-75)
(reference (b)), and the National Counterintelligence
Executive (NCIX).

4.2.  The Department will make full use of advanced
technology to create and maintain a collaborative CI
analytic environment to protect critical DoD and national

4.3.  There is a single coordination focal point for
DoD CI policy implementation, Defense-wide CI resource
and budget planning, and for DoD CI implementation liaison
with the NCIX staff in accordance with reference (b).

4.4.  All DoD CI matters and activities that affect
or are related to DoD Special Access Programs (SAPs)
shall comply with the security procedures of Executive
Order 12958 (reference (c)), DoD Directive O-5205.7
(reference (d)), and the DoD Overprint to the National
Industrial Security Program Operating Manual Supplement
(reference (e)).


The DoD CIFA is hereby established as a Field Activity
within the Department of Defense, under the authority,
direction, and control of the Assistant Secretary of
Defense (Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence)
(ASD(C3I)).   For certain functions as specified in
this Directive or separately by the Secretary of Defense,
the DoD CIFA shall be treated as a Combat Support Agency.
  It shall consist of:

5.1.  A Director appointed by, and reporting to, the

5.2.  The Joint Counterintelligence Evaluation Office
(JCEO), the Joint CI Analysis Group (JCAG), the Defense
CI Information System (DCIIS) Program Office, the Joint
CI Training Academy (JCITA), and the Defense CI Force
Protection Response Group (FPRG).   In carrying out
the mission of these elements, the Director of the DoD
CIFA may employ law enforcement personnel, in whole
or in part, as appropriate, to carry out the DoD CIFA's
law enforcement functions as stated in paragraph 6.2.17.
of this Directive.

5.3.  Such additional subordinate organizational elements
as are established by the Director, DoD CIFA, within
authorized resources.


6.1.  The Assistant Secretary of Defense (Command, Control,
Communications, and Intelligence), pursuant to PDD/NSC-75
(reference (a)) and in accordance with Executive Order
12333, DoD Directive 5137.1, DoD Directive 5240.2, DoD
Directive 5240.1, DoD 5240.1-R, Appendix 3 of Title
5, United States Code, and DoD Directive 5200.27 (references
(f), (g), (h), (i), (j), (k), and (l)), shall:

6.1.1.  Exercise authority, direction, and control over
the Director, DoD CIFA.

6.1.2.  Serve as the Principal Staff Assistant and advisor
to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense regarding
all CI policies and related matters.

6.1.3.  Represent the Secretary of Defense in all matters
with the NCIX.

6.1.4.  Oversee the Defense CI Program.

6.2.  The Director of the Department of Defense Counterintelligence
Field Activity, under the authority, direction, and
control of the ASD(C3I), shall:

6.2.1.  Organize, direct, and manage the DoD CIFA and
all assigned resources.

6.2.2.  Serve as the principal advisor on DoD CI operational
matters and policy-implementation activities to the
OSD Principal Staff Assistants and other DoD Component
officials and manage the execution of DoD CI policy
issued by the ASD(C3I), pursuant to DoD Directive 5137.1
(reference (g)).

6.2.3.  Develop a DoD CI implementation strategy and
an implementation plan consistent with the national
CI strategy, national guidance, and DoD CI strategy;
the implementation plan shall include appropriate performance-measurement
standards and resource metrics consistent with these
aforementioned strategies.

6.2.4.  Represent the Department with other Government
and non-government agencies, including the NCIX staff,
regarding the implementation of all DoD CI matters,
and shall:  Oversee DoD implementation support to the
NCIX organization.  Serve as the single coordination focal point
within the Department for DoD CI program implementation,
DoD CI resource planning, and DoD CI implementation
liaison with the NCIX staff, to include coordination
regarding NCIX decisions and functions regarding national
CI resource allocations.

6.2.5.  Regarding budgetary matters:  Prepare and provide, together with, and pursuant
to, the policy guidance of the ASD(C3I) and submissions
from the Secretaries of the Military Departments, submissions
for the Department's Planning, Programming, and Budgeting
System (PPBS).  Prepare and provide, together with, and pursuant
to, the policy guidance of the ASD(C3I) and submissions
from the Secretaries of the Military Departments, the
Department's submissions to the Office of the Director
of Central Intelligence for the Director of Central
Intelligence Capabilities, Programming and Budgeting
System (CPBS) to provide resources for the Foreign Counterintelligence
Program in the National Foreign Intelligence Program,
the Defense Joint Counterintelligence Program in the
Joint Military Intelligence Program, and all other assigned
DoD CI programs and activities.  Support the ASD(C3I)'s presentation and justification
of DoD CI programs and budget throughout the PPBS process,
including representations before the Congress, for all
responsibilities and functions prescribed herein.

6.2.6.  Develop, implement, and oversee DoD CI programs,
as assigned herein, using state-of-the-art Information
Technology (IT) whenever practicable, consistent with
mission requirements, and consulting with the CI offices
of the DoD Components to ensure the integrity of all
CI IT systems.

6.2.7.  Develop and manage an integrated Defense CI

6.2.8.  Develop and integrate the Defense CI Information
System (DCIIS) Program, including, but not limited to,
the architecture, software development, training, implementation,
and sustainment of the DCIIS while ensuring the architectural
integrity of the system.

6.2.9.  Oversee Defense-wide CI investigations, operations,
and CI functional services, and:  Perform programmatic evaluations of the Department's
CI activities to determine the extent to which CI policies
and resources adequately protect the Department of Defense
against the threats of espionage, terrorism, sabotage,
assassination, and other covert or clandestine activities,
including those of foreign intelligence services.  Provide appropriate and timely access to all
relevant CI investigative and operational information
to designated senior DoD officials with CI responsibilities.  Provide timely advice and recommendations
to the ASD(C3I) and other senior DoD officials concerning
potential damage to DoD or national security that could
result from the compromise of classified or sensitive
information.   Apprise appropriate policy makers of
such damage and notify them about any CI investigations
that have had, or could have, a significant impact on
the Department.  Facilitate the dissemination of relevant CI
and CI-related information to appropriate DoD personnel
who have a need-to-know.  Review and report to the ASD(C3I) any significant
developments regarding both initial and on-going CI
investigations and operations that affect DoD personnel
and resources, with particular emphasis on those investigations
and operations that have the potential to seriously
compromise critical Defense technologies, the Defense
Information Infrastructure, and current or near-term
military operations.   Such reports shall address, where
appropriate, the steps that can be taken to minimize
the damage caused by the associated CI threat.  Recommend DoD policies and procedures that
maximize the integrity of on-going CI investigations
and operations within the Department.

6.2.10.  Oversee the DoD CI Research and Technology
Protection (RTP) Program.

6.2.11.  Conduct risk assessments in support of CI RTP,
DoD Critical Infrastructure Protection, DoD Force Protection,
and:  Provide course-of-action analyses, situational
awareness, and tailored product support to Heads of
the DoD Components and other senior officials, as appropriate.  Provide CI threat assessments and advisories,
risk assessments, and multimedia dissemination to the
Heads of the DoD Components.  Coordinate and integrate applicable RTP efforts
with Special Access Programs, through the OSD Special
Access Program Coordination Office (SAPCO).  Provide tailored analytical and data-mining
support to DoD CI field elements and activities of the
DoD Components, as appropriate, but, in particular,
to the Directors of the Defense Intelligence Agency,
the Defense Security Service, the Defense Threat Reduction
Agency, and the National Security Agency, as well as
the Secretaries of the Military Departments.  Work within the larger DoD Intelligence Production
Program in coordination with the Director, Defense Intelligence
Agency, regarding the DoD CI Production Management Program.  Conduct Domestic Threat Analyses and Risk
Assessments in support of DoD Force Protection and DoD
Critical Infrastructure Protection efforts.  Conduct operational analysis in support of
DoD CI investigations and operations.

6.2.12.  Identify and track technologies requiring protection.

6.2.13.  Oversee the DoD CI Technology Horizontal Risk
Assessment and JCAG Threat Mapping processes and prepare
Technology and Target Profiles and Technology Risk Assessments.

6.2.14.  Oversee and conduct advanced joint CI training
within the Department, and:  Exercise authority, direction, and control
over the DoD Joint CI Training Academy.  Develop and provide to the ASD(C3I) procedural
recommendations for CI training and professional development
within the Department.

6.2.15.  Supervise and conduct the activities of the
DoD FPRG and in activities in support of the Combatant
Commanders, coordinate FPRG plans and operations with
the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), as

6.2.16.  Oversee and conduct an advanced technology
development program in support of the Defense Counterintelligence

6.2.17.  Carry out assigned functions and responsibilities
in subparagraphs 6.2.2. through 6.2.16. of this Directive
with the DoD CIFA operating as a law enforcement activity
within the Department of Defense pursuant to the authorities
vested in the Secretary of Defense in reference (a).
  Unless otherwise directed by the Secretary or Deputy
Secretary of Defense, the law enforcement responsibilities
assigned by this Directive do not replace or supersede
those responsibilities currently assigned to the Defense
Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), the Army Criminal
Investigative Division, the Naval Criminal Investigative
Service, or the Air Force Office of Special Investigations
as Defense Criminal Investigative Organizations (DCIOs).
  Accordingly, the DoD CIFA shall not engage in the
investigation, apprehension, or detention of individuals
suspected or convicted of criminal offenses against
the laws of the United States.   For SAPs and SAP-related
investigations, the DCIS or the other DCIOs dedicated
to SAPs have investigative jurisdiction.

6.2.18.  Handle all assigned functions and responsibilities
that affect DoD SAPs or SAP-related matters through
approved SAP offices, such as the OSD SAP Coordination
Office or the SAP Central Offices of the Military Departments.

6.3.  The Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology,
and Logistics) shall support the ASD(C3I) and the Director,
DoD CIFA, in taking necessary measures to require that
DoD Components with acquisition, technology, and logistics
responsibilities support the implementation of CI policies,
including those set forth in PDD/NSC-75 (reference (b))
and those intended to support the protection of DoD
research and technology as referenced in DoD Directive
5200.39 (reference (m)) and other related Departmental

6.4.  The Secretaries of the Military Departments shall:

6.4.1.  Support the DoD CIFA in implementing PDD/NSC-75
(reference (b)) and integrating the Defense CI Program
DoD-wide and overseeing the appropriate functional aspects
of the program.

6.4.2.  Report all significant CI activities, including
investigations and operations, to the Director, DoD

6.5.  The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS)
shall provide combat-support guidance to the Director,
DoD CIFA, in coordination with the ASD(C3I), regarding
the FPRG.

6.6.  The Director, Defense Intelligence Agency, shall
provide for the seamless integration of CI collection,
production, and joint-operations requirements management
with the activities managed and directed by the Director,
DoD CIFA.   The Joint Staff/J2/CI shall coordinate all
joint-CI activities/requirements with the Director,
DoD CIFA, and shall coordinate all DoD CIFA-related
issues with the CJCS and the Combatant Commanders.

6.7.  The Heads of the DoD Components shall:

6.7.1.  Support the DoD CIFA on CI operational and implementation
matters and shall provide for the conduct, direction,
management, coordination, and control of CI activities
within their respective components, pursuant to DoD
Directive 5240.2 (reference (h)):

6.7.2.  Report all significant CI activities regarding
the respective DoD Component, including investigations
and operations, to the DoD CIFA.


7.1.  In the performance of assigned duties, the Director,
DoD CIFA, shall:

7.1.1.  Keep the DoD Components fully informed concerning
DoD CIFA activities with which they have collateral
or related functions.

7.1.2.  Exchange information and advice as well as coordinate
actions with the DoD Components, as required, to carry
out assigned responsibilities and functions.

7.1.3.  Use established facilities and services in the
Department of Defense and other Government Agencies,
whenever practicable, to avoid duplication and achieve
maximum efficiency and economy of operations.

7.1.4.  Represent the Department of Defense and maintain
appropriate liaison, consultation, and coordination
with other governmental and non-governmental agencies
and CI organizations, as required, to exchange information
and advice on programs and activities in the fields
of assigned responsibility.

7.2.  The Heads of the DoD Components shall coordinate
and consult with the Director, DoD CIFA, on matters
relating to DoD CIFA operations, functions, and responsibilities.

7.3.  The OSD Special Access Program Coordination Office,
in coordination with the ASD(C3I) and the SAP Central
Offices of the Military Departments, shall be the point
of contact for all CI-related SAP issues.


The Director, DoD CIFA, is specifically delegated the
authority to:

8.1.  Obtain reports and information consistent with
DoD Directive 8910.1 (reference (n)), as necessary,
to carry out assigned functions.

8.2.  Communicate directly with appropriate representatives
of the DoD Components, as necessary to carry out assigned
functions, including the transmission of requests for
advice and assistance.   Communications to the Military
Departments shall be transmitted through the Secretaries
of the Military Departments, their designees, or as
otherwise provided in law or directed by the Secretary
of Defense in other DoD issuances.   Communications
to the Commanders of the Combatant Commands shall be
transmitted by the ASD(C3I) through the CJCS.

8.3.  Communicate with other Government officials, representatives
of the legislative branch, members of the public, and
representatives of foreign governments, as appropriate,
in carrying out assigned functions.

8.4.  This Directive does not supersede any of the provisions
of DoD Directive O-5205.7 or DoD Overprint to the NISPOMSUP
(references (d) and (e)).

8.5.  Exercise the administrative authorities in enclosure


9.1.  The Secretaries of the Military Departments shall
assign military personnel to the DoD CIFA in accordance
with approved authorizations and established procedures
for assignment to joint duty.

9.2.  Administrative support for the DoD CIFA shall
be provided by appropriate DoD Components through inter-Service
support agreements in accordance with DoD Instruction
4000.19 and DoD Directive 1400.16 (references (o) and


This Directive is effective immediately. 

Enclosures - 2 

E1.  References, continued

E2.  Delegations of Authority


REFERENCES, continued

(e)  Department of Defense Overprint to the National
Industrial Security Program Operating Manual Supplement,
January 14, 1998

(f)  Executive Order 12333, "United States Intelligence
Activities," December 4, 1981

(g)  DoD Directive 5137.1, "Assistant Secretary of Defense
(Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence)
(ASD(C3I))," February 12, 1992

(h)  DoD Directive 5240.2, "DoD Counterintelligence,"
May 22, 1997

(i)  DoD Directive 5240.1, "DoD Intelligence Activities,"
April 25, 1988

(j)  DoD 5240.1-R, "Procedures Governing the Activities
of DoD Intelligence Components that Affect United States
Persons," December 1982

(k)  Appendix 3 of title 5, United States Code, "Inspector
General Act of 1978," as amended

(l)  DoD Directive 5200.27, "Acquisition of Information
Concerning Persons and Organizations not Affiliated
with the Department of Defense," January 7, 1980

(m)  DoD Directive 5200.39, "Security, Intelligence,
and Counterintelligence Support to Acquisition Program
Protection," September 10, 1997

(n)  DoD Directive 8910.1, "Management and Control of
Information Requirements," June 11, 1993

(o)  DoD Instruction 4000.19, "Interservice and Intragovernmental
Support," August 9, 1995

(p)  DoD Directive 1400.16, "Inter-departmental Civilian
Personnel Administration Support," October 30, 1970



E2.1.1.  Pursuant to the authority vested in the Secretary
of Defense, and subject to the authority, direction,
and control of the Secretary of Defense, the ASD(C3I),
and in accordance with DoD policies, Directives, and
Instructions, the Director, DoD CIFA, or in the absence
of the Director, the person acting for the Director,
is delegated authority, as required, in the administration
and operation of the DoD CIFA to:

E2.1.1.1.  Perform the following functions in accordance
with Executive Order 10450, Executive Order 12333, Executive
Order 12968, and DoD Directive 5200.2, as appropriate,

E2.  Designate any position in DoD CIFA as a
"sensitive" position.

E2.  Authorize, in case of emergency, the appointment
of a person to a sensitive position in the DoD CIFA
for a limited period of time and for whom a full field
investigation or other appropriate investigation, including
National Agency Check, has not been completed.

E2.  Authorize the suspension, but not terminate
the services of, a DoD CIFA employee in the interest
of national security.

E2.1.1.2.  Authorize and approve:

E2.  Temporary duty travel for military personnel
assigned or detailed to the DoD CIFA in accordance with
Joint Federal Travel Regulations, Volume 1.

E2.  Travel for DoD CIFA civilian employees
in accordance with Joint Travel Regulations, Volume

E2.  Invitational travel to non-DoD employees
whose consultative, advisory, or other highly specialized
technical service are required in a capacity that is
directly related to, or in connection with, DoD CIFA
activities, in accordance with Volume 2, Joint Travel

E2.  Overtime work for DoD CIFA civilian employees
in accordance with 5 U.S.C. Chapter 55, Subpart V, and
applicable Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations.

E2.  Approve the expenditure of funds available
for travel by military personnel assigned or detailed
to the DoD CIFA for expenses incident to attendance
at meetings of technical, scientific, professional,
or other similar organizations in such instances where
the approval of the Secretary of Defense, or designee,
is required by 37 U.S.C. 412, and 5 U.S.C. 4110 and

E2.  Develop, establish, and maintain an active
and continuing Records Management Program, pursuant
to 44 U.S.C. 3102 and DoD Directive 5015.2.

E.  Authorize the publication of advertisements,
notices, proposals, or other public periodicals, as
required for the effective administration of DoD CIFA,
consistent with 33 U.S.C. 3702.

E2.  Establish and maintain, for the functions
assigned, an appropriate publications system for the
promulgation of Directives, Instructions, Publications,
and reference documents, and changes thereto, pursuant
to the policies and procedures prescribed in DoD 5025.1-M.

E2.  Enter into support and services agreements
with the Military Departments, other DoD Components,
or other Government Agencies, as required, for the effective
and efficient performance of DoD CIFA responsibilities
and functions.

E2.  Enter into and administer contracts directly
or through a Military Department, a DoD contract administration
services component, or other Government Department or
Agency, as appropriate, for supplies, equipment, and
services required to accomplish the mission of DoD CIFA.
  To the extent that any law or Executive order specifically
limits the exercise of such authority to persons at
the Secretarial level of a Military Department, such
authority will be exercised by the appropriate Under
Secretary or Assistant Secretary of Defense.

E2.1.1.3.  The Director, DoD CIFA, may redelegate these
authorities, as appropriate and in writing, except as
otherwise specifically indicated above or as otherwise
provided by law or regulation.