DoD Instruction 3100.11: Management of Laser Illumination of Subject in Space [October 24, 2016] [open pdf - 209KB]
Alternate Title: Department of Defense Instruction 3100.11: Management of Laser Illumination of Subject in Space [October 24, 2016]
From the purpose statement: "In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5111.1 and the November 30, 2006, Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum, this issuance:  Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures, in accordance with DoDD 3100.10, for the DoD management of risks associated with laser illuminations of objects in space.  Establishes the requirement for a quantitative probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) process to categorize DoD-owned or -operated lasers that could direct energy above the horizon or in space and implements risk acceptance standards for DoD-owned or -operated resident space objects (RSOs).  Establishes an exempt category of lasers that do not require coordination, notification, or permission before use due to the minimal risk they pose to RSOs.  Provides guidance on management of DoD-owned and -operated lasers that have transitioned from research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) status into DoD weapon systems.  Supersedes the unclassified information in the May 15, 2014, Commander Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC SPACE) Memorandum; and the 2011-01 Director, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Memorandum."
Department of Defense Instruction 3100.11; DoDI Instruction 3100.11
Defense Technical Information Center: http://www.dtic.mil/