Director of Central Intelligence Directive 1/7(1)

Security Controls on the Dissemination of Intelligence Information

(Effective 30 June 1998)


Pursuant to the provisions of the National Security Act of 1947, as amended, Executive Order 12333, Executive Order 12958 and implementing directives thereto, policies, controls, and procedures for the dissemination and use of intelligence information and related materials are herewith established in this Director of Central Intelligence Directive (Directive or DCID). Nothing in this policy is intended to amend, modify, or derogate the authorities of the DCI contained in Statute or Executive Order.

1.0 Policy

2.0 Purpose

3.0 Definitions

4.0 General Applicability

5.0 Use By and Dissemination Among Executive Branch Departments/Agencies of the US Government

6.0 Policy and Procedures Governing the Release of Intelligence to Contractors and Consultants

7.0 Release to Foreign Governments, International Organizations, and Coalition Partners

8.0 Dissemination to Non-Governmental Foreign Nationals or Foreign Contractors

9.0 Authorized Control Markings

10.0 Dissemination and Disclosure Under Emergency Conditions

11.0 Procedures Governing Use of Authorized Control Markings

12.0 Obsolete Restrictions and Control Markings

13.0 Reporting Unauthorized Disclosures

14.0 Responsibilities of SOICs

15.0 Annual Report on the Use of Control Markings

16.0 Interpretation

Director of Central Intelligence

30 June 1998

[one page Classified Supplement DELETED]


1. This Directive supersedes DCID 1/7, dated 12 April 1995.

2. Recipients will apprise originating agencies as to which components comprise the headquarters element and identify subordinate elements that may be included as direct recipients of intelligence information.

3. This provision is a requirement of the Trade Secrets Act, as amended (18 U.S.C 1905). The consent of the originator is required to permit release of material marked CAUTION - PROPRIETARY INFORMATION INVOLVED, PROPIN or PR to other than federal government employees.

4. For the purposes of implementing this portion of the DCID, "emergency situation" is defined as one of the following:

Original Classification: CONFIDENTIAL/NOFORN/X1
Approved for Release: DEC 2001
MORI DocID: 638921
Courtesy of Jeffrey Richelson