Intelligence Community Directive Number 501: Discovery and Dissemination or Retrieval of Information within the Intelligence Community (Effective 21 January 2009) [open pdf - 354KB]
"This Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) establishes in part the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) guidelines called for in Section 1.3(b)(9)(B) of EO 12333, as amended, addresses mandates in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 to strengthen the sharing, integration, and management of information within the Intelligence Community (IC), and establishes policies for: (1) discovery; and (2) dissemination or retrieval of intelligence and intelligence-related information collected or analysis produced by the IC. [...] IC elements shall treat information collected and analysis produced as national assets and, as such, shall act as stewards of information who have a predominant 'responsibility to provide.' In addition, authorized IC personnel have a 'responsibility to discover' information believed to have the potential to contribute to their assigned mission need and a corresponding 'responsibility to request' relevant information they have discovered."
ICD 501; Intelligence Community Directive No. 501
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