[Executive Orders]
 11985    United States foreign intelligence activities
          Signed: May 13, 1977
          Federal Register page and date: 42 FR 25487; May 18, 1977
          Amends: EO 11905, February 18, 1976
          Superseded by: EO 12036, January 24, 1978
          See: EO 10911, January 9, 1961; EO 11994, June 1, 1977

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United States Foreign Intelligence Activities
Executive Order 11985.
May 13, 1977

By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the
United States of America, including the National Security Act of 1947, as
amended, and as President of the United States of America, in order to reflect
certain organizational changes for the control and direction of intelligence
activities, it is hereby ordered as follows:

SECTION 1. The Table of Contents of Executive Order No. 11905 of February 18,
1976, is amended by deleting "Committee on Foreign Intelligence" and "Operations
Advisory Group" and substituting therefor "NSC Policy Review Committee" and "NSC
Special Coordination Committee" respectively.

SEC. 2. Section 2(d) of Executive Order No. 11905 is amended by deleting
"Committee on Foreign Intelligence" and substituting therefor "NSC Policy Review
Committee".

SEC. 3. Section 3(a) of Executive Order No. 11905 is amended by adding thereto
the following new paragraph:

"(4) The National Security Council Policy Review Committee and the National
Security Council Special Coordination Committee assist the National Security
Council in the performance of its functions. Membership on each committee
includes, in addition to the National Security Council, such members as the
President may direct. In addition to the performance of policy development and
coordination responsibilities which may be assigned by the President, these
committees are responsible for those duties specified by this Order.".

SEC. 4. Section 3(b) of Executive Order No. 11905 is amended as follows:

(a) In the title, delete "Committee on Foreign Intelligence" and
substitute therefor "NSC Policy Review Committee".
(b) Delete paragraph (1) and substitute the following new paragraph:

"(1) Whenever the NSC Policy Review Committee, hereinafter referred to as the
PRC, performs the functions assigned in this Order, the PRC shall be chaired by
the Director of Central Intelligence, hereinafter referred to as the DCI, and
include as members the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Assistant to the
President for National Security Affairs, and a senior representative of the
Secretary of State.".

(c) In paragraphs (2) through (5), delete "CFI" wherever it occurs and
substitute therefor "PRC".
(d) Insert in paragraph (3) immediately after the word "supported" the
words "in its functions under this Order".
(e) Insert in paragraph (4) immediately after the last word the words
"under this Order".
(f) Insert in paragraph (5) immediately before the word "may" the words
"under this Order".

SEC. 5. Section 3(c) of Executive Order No. 11905 is amended as follows:

(a) In the title, delete "The Operations Advisory Group" and substitute therefor
"NSC Special Coordination Committee".
(b) Delete paragraph (1) and substitute therefor the following new
paragraph:

"(1) Whenever the NSC Special Coordination Committee, hereinafter referred to as
the SCC, meets to perform the functions assigned in this Order, the SCC shall be
chaired by the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and
include the Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Director of Central
Intelligence and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as members, and
the Attorney General and Director of the Office of Management and Budget, as
observers.".

(c) In paragraphs (2) through (4), delete "Operations Group" wherever it occurs
and substitute therefor "SCC".

SEC. 6. Section 6 of Executive Order No. 11905 is amended as follows:

(a) In paragraph (1) of subsection (a), delete "The members of the Oversight
Board may also serve on the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
(Executive Order No. 11460 of March 20, 1969).".
(b) Delete subsection (f).

SEC. 7. Section 8(a) of Executive Order No. 11905 is amended by deleting the
words "Committee on Foreign Intelligence" and substituting therefor "PRC".

JIMMY CARTER
The White House,
May 13, 1977.

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 3:53 p.m., May 16, 1977]