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National Security Presidential Directives [NSPD]
George W. Bush Administration

In the George W. Bush Administration, the directives that are used to promulgate Presidential decisions on national security matters are designated National Security Presidential Directives (NSPDs).

As discussed in NSPD 1, this new category of directives replaces both the Presidential Decision Directives and the Presidential Review Directives of the previous Administration. Unless other otherwise indicated, however, past Directives remain in effect until they are superseded.

The first directive, dated 13 February 2001, was formally approved for release by the National Security Council staff on 13 March 2001.

On October 29, 2001, President Bush issued the first of a new series of Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPDs) governing homeland security policy.

Number

National Security Presidential Directive
Title

Date

NSPD 1 Organization of the National Security Council System 13 February 01
NSPD 2 Improving Military Quality of Life 15 February 01
NSPD 3 Defense Strategy, Force Structure, and Procurement 15 February 01
NSPD 4 Transforming Deterrence 15 February 01
NSPD 5 [Review of U.S. intelligence] 9 May 01
NSPD 6
NSPD 7
NSPD 8National Director and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism
NSPD 9Defeating the Terrorist Threat to the United States25 October 01
NSPD 10 U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces 21 December 01
NSPD 12United States Citizens Taken Hostage Abroad 18 February 02
NSPD 13United States Policy and Organization for the Implementation of the Treaty on Open Skies 16 May 02
NSPD 14 Nuclear Weapons Planning Guidance 28 June 02
NSPD 15 National Space Policy Review [resulting in U.S. Commercial Remote Sensing Policy, 25 April 2003]28 June 02
NSPD 16 [To Develop Guidelines for Offensive Cyber-Warfare] XX July 02(?)
NSPD 17 [National Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction] (unclassified version)(PDF) 11 Dec 02(unclassified)
14 Sep 02(classified)
NSPD XX(?)[Authorizing Training for Iraqi Opposition Forces] 03 Oct 02(?)
NSPD 18Supporting Democracy in ColombiaNov 02
NSPD 19 [Review of Defense Trade Export Policy]
NSPD 20Counterproliferation Interdiction
NSPD 21Support for Inspections in IraqNov 02
NSPD 22 Trafficking in Persons 16 Dec 02
NSPD 23National Policy on Ballistic Missile Defense16 Dec 02
NSPD 24 [Post-War Iraq Reconstruction]20 January 2003
NSPD 25 [directs U.S. government agencies to attack the vulnerabilities of drug trafficking organizations]
NSPD 26Intelligence Priorities24 February 2003
NSPD 27U.S. Commercial Remote Sensing Space Policy25 April 2003
NSPD 28United States Nuclear Weapons Command and Control, Safety, and Security 20 June 2003
NSPD 29[Transition to Democracy in Cuba] 30 November 2003
NSPD 31 U.S. Space Exploration Policy 14 January 2004
NSPD 32 [Latin America Policy]
NSPD 33 Biodefense for the 21st Century 28 April 2004
NSPD 34Fiscal Year 2004-2012 Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Plan May 2004
NSPD 35Nuclear Weapons Deployment Authorization 6 May 2004
NSPD 36 United States Government Operations in Iraq 11 May 2004
NSPD 37 Relating to Support of Iraqi Government 2004
NSPD 38 National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace 7 July 2004
NSPD 39 U.S. Space-Based Position, Navigation, and Timing Policy 08 December 2004
NSPD 40U.S. Space Transportation Policy21 December 2004
NSPD 41Maritime Security Policy21 December 2004
NSPD 42On Significant Military Exercise Briefs (SMEB)26 January 2005
NSPD 43Domestic Nuclear Detection15 April 2005
NSPD 44Management of Interagency Efforts Concerning Reconstruction and Stabilization (Fact Sheet)7 December 2005
NSPD 46U.S. Strategy and Policy in the War on Terror6 March 2006
NSPD 47National Strategy for Aviation Security22 June 2006
NSPD 48Nuclear Materials Information Program28 August 2006
NSPD 49U.S. National Space Policy31 August 2006
NSPD 50U.S. Strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa2007
NSPD 51National Continuity Policy4 April 2007
NSPD 54Cybersecurity Policy (via EPIC)8 January 2008
NSPD 55[on dual-use export controls] January 2008
NSPD 56Defense Trade Reform22 January 2008
NSPD 57Implementation of the US-IAEA Additional Protocol04 February 2008
NSPD 58Advancing the Freedom Agenda (Fact Sheet)21 May 2008 (?)
NSPD 59Biometrics for Identification and Screening to Enhance National Security5 June 2008
NSPD 66Arctic Region Policy9 January 2009





Number

Homeland Security Presidential Directive
Title

Date

HSPD 1 Organization and Operation of the Homeland Security Council 29 Oct 01
HSPD 2 Combating Terrorism Through Immigration Policies 29 Oct 01
HSPD 3 Homeland Security Advisory System 11 March 02
HSPD 4 National Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction (unclassified version) 11 December 02
HSPD 5 Management of Domestic Incidents [Initial National Response Plan, 30 September 03]28 February 03
HSPD 6 Integration and Use of Screening Information to Protect Against Terrorism16 September 03
HSPD 7 Critical Infrastructure Identification, Prioritization, and Protection17 December 03
HSPD 8 National Preparedness17 December 03
HSPD 9 Defense of United States Agriculture and Food30 January 04
HSPD 10 Biodefense for the 21st Century28 April 04
HSPD 11 Comprehensive Terrorist-Related Screening Procedures27 August 04
HSPD 12 Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors27 August 04
HSPD 13Maritime Security Policy21 December 2004
HSPD 14Domestic Nuclear Detection15 April 2005
HSPD 15U.S. Strategy and Policy in the War on Terror (classified directive)6 March 2006
HSPD 16National Strategy for Aviation Security22 June 2006
HSPD 17Nuclear Materials Information Program28 August 2006
HSPD 18Medical Countermeasures Against Weapons of Mass Destruction31 January 2007
HSPD 19Combating Terrorist Use of Explosives in the United States12 February 2007
HSPD 20National Continuity Policy4 April 2007
HSPD 21Public Health and Medical Preparedness18 October 2007
HSPD 22Domestic Chemical Defense
HSPD 23Cybersecurity Policy (via EPIC)8 January 2008
HSPD 24Biometrics for Identification and Screening to Enhance National Security5 June 2008
HSPD 25Arctic Region Policy9 January 2009





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