[Executive Orders]
                         EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 10985

      Ex. Ord. No. 10985, Jan. 12, 1962, 27 F.R. 439, which amended
    Executive Order No. 10501, which related to safeguarding official
    information, was superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 11652, Mar. 8, 1972, 37
    F.R. 5209, formerly set out below.
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                           Executive Order 10985

          AMENDMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 10501 RELATING TO SAFE
           GUARDING OFFICIAL INFORMATION IN THE INTERESTS OF THE
                        DEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES

     By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and
statutes of the United States, and as President of the United States, and
deeming such action necessary in the best interest of the national
security, it is ordered that section 2 of Executive Order No. 10501 of
November 5, 1953, as amended by Executive Order No. 10901 of January 9,
1961, be, and it is hereby, further amended as follows:

     SECTION 1. Subsection (a) of section 2 is amended (1) by deleting
from the list of departments and agencies thereunder the Operations
Coordinating Board, the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization, the 
International Cooperation Administration, the Council on Foreign Economic 
Policy, the Development Loan Fund, and the President's Board of Consultants on
Foreign Intelligence Activities, and (2) by adding thereto the following-named
agencies:

                    Agency for International Development
                        Office of Emergency Planning
                                Peace Corps
              President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
             United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

     SEC. 2. Subsection (b) of section 2 is amended by deleting from the
list of departments and agencies thereunder the Government Patents Board,
and by adding thereto the following-named agency:

                        Federal Maritime Commission

     SEC. 3. The agencies which have been added by this order to the
lists of departments and agencies under subsections (a) and (b) of 
section 2 of Executive Order No. 10501, as amended, shall be deemed to 
have had authority for classification of information or material from the
respective dates on which such agencies were established.

                                                            
JOHN F. KENNEDY

THE WHITE HOUSE,
January 12, 1962.

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