PROTECTION NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION
Sec. 421. Protection of identities undercover intelligence
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PROTECTION OF CERTAIN NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION
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Sec. 421. Protection of identities of certain United States
undercover intelligence officers, agents, informants, and
sources

(a) Disclosure of information by persons having or having had access to
classified information that identifies covert agent

Whoever, having or having had authorized access to classified
information that identifies a covert agent, intentionally discloses any
information identifying such covert agent to any individual not
authorized to receive classified information, knowing that the
information disclosed so identifies such covert agent and that the
United States is taking affirmative measures to conceal such covert
agent's intelligence relationship to the United States, shall be fined
not more than $50,000 or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

(b) Disclosure of information by persons who learn identity of covert
agents as result of having access to classified information

Whoever, as a result of having authorized access to classified
information, learns the identify of a covert agent and intentionally
discloses any information identifying such covert agent to any
individual not authorized to receive classified information, knowing
that the information disclosed so identifies such covert agent and that
the United States is taking affirmative measures to conceal such covert
agent's intelligence relationship to the United States, shall be fined
not more than $25,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

(c) Disclosure of information by persons in course of pattern of
activities intended to identify and expose covert agents

Whoever, in the course of a pattern of activities intended to
identify and expose covert agents and with reason to believe that such
activities would impair or impede the foreign intelligence activities of
the United States, discloses any information that identifies an
individual as a covert agent to any individual not authorized to receive
classified information, knowing that the information disclosed so
identifies such individual and that the United States is taking
affirmative measures to conceal such individual's classified
intelligence relationship to the United States, shall be fined not more
than $15,000 or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

(July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title VI, Sec. 601, as added June 23, 1982,
Pub. L. 97-200, Sec. 2(a), 96 Stat. 122.)


Short Title

For short title of this subchapter as the ``Intelligence Identities
Protection Act of 1982'', see section 1 of Pub. L. 97-200, set out as a
Short Title of 1982 Amendment note under section 401 of this title.

Section Referred to in Other Sections

This section is referred to in sections 422, 424 of this title;
title 5 section 8312; title 8 section 1101; title 18 section 3239; title
22 section 2778.

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[CITE: 50USC422]


TITLE 50--WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

CHAPTER 15--NATIONAL SECURITY

SUBCHAPTER IV--PROTECTION OF CERTAIN NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION

Sec. 422. Defenses and exceptions

(a) Disclosure by United States of identity of covert agent

It is a defense to a prosecution under section 421 of this title
that before the commission of the offense with which the defendant is
charged, the United States had publicly acknowledged or revealed the
intelligence relationship to the United States of the individual the
disclosure of whose intelligence relationship to the United States is
the basis for the prosecution.

(b) Conspiracy, misprision of felony, aiding and abetting, etc.

(1) Subject to paragraph (2), no person other than a person
committing an offense under section 421 of this title shall be subject
to prosecution under such section by virtue of section 2 or 4 of title
18 or shall be subject to prosecution for conspiracy to commit an
offense under such section.
(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply (A) in the case of a person who
acted in the course of a pattern of activities intended to identify and
expose covert agents and with reason to believe that such activities
would impair or impede the foreign intelligence activities of the United
States, or (B) in the case of a person who has authorized access to
classified information.

(c) Disclosure to select Congressional committees on intelligence

It shall not be an offense under section 421 of this title to
transmit information described in such section directly to the Select
Committee on Intelligence of the Senate or to the Permanent Select
Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives.

(d) Disclosure by agent of own identity

It shall not be an offense under section 421 of this title for an
individual to disclose information that solely identifies himself as a
covert agent.

(July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title VI, Sec. 602, as added June 23, 1982,
Pub. L. 97-200, Sec. 2(a), 96 Stat. 122.)

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From the U.S. Code Online via GPO Access
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[Laws in effect as of January 6, 1997]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
January 6, 1997 and November 30, 1998]
[CITE: 50USC424]


TITLE 50--WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

CHAPTER 15--NATIONAL SECURITY

SUBCHAPTER IV--PROTECTION OF CERTAIN NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION

Sec. 424. Extraterritorial jurisdiction

There is jurisdiction over an offense under section 421 of this
title committed outside the United States if the individual committing
the offense is a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully
admitted to the United States for permanent residence (as defined in
section 1101(a)(20) of title 8).

(July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title VI, Sec. 604, as added June 23, 1982,
Pub. L. 97-200, Sec. 2(a), 96 Stat. 123.)

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[Laws in effect as of January 6, 1997]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
January 6, 1997 and May 14, 1998]
[CITE: 5USC8312]
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