AF Policy Directive 16-2: Disclosure of Military Information to Foreign Governments and International Organizations   [open pdf - 78KB]

Military information must be conserved and protected from unauthorized disclosures to foreign governments or international organizations. However, special circumstances may warrant releasing military information to foreign entities when it has a clearly defined advantage for the United States. This directive establishes Air Force policies on disclosure and release of information and materiel to foreign governments, international organizations, and their duly authorized representatives. This directive establishes the following responsibilities and authorities: 4.1. The Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF)--as the Secretary of Defense's (SECDEF) delegated authority--discloses or denies military information originated within the US Air Force. In making these decisions, SECAF conforms with the direction of the National Military Information Disclosure Policy Committee (NDPC), which formulates, issues, and administers National Disclosure Policy. The Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs (SAF/IA) is the Secretary's designated Principal Disclosure Authority for matters within the Air Force. This directive applies to all classified military information and to technical data as described in the "International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR)". It also applies to unclassified information containing distribution statements B, C, D, E, F, or X, as defined in AFI 61-207, "Marking Technical Documents". This directive does not govern disclosure of narcotics intelligence, counter-intelligence, or special compartmented information or systems. It also does not apply to US military equipment or information relating to communications security, telecommunications security, or information security, including cryptographic devices and systems. This publication is available digitally on the SAF/AAD WWW site at: http://afpubs.hq.af.mil.

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AFPD 16-2
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