TITLE 50 - US CODE - SUBCHAPTER VIII - ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

50 USC 442 - Applicability to United States intelligence activities of Federal laws implementing international treaties and agreements

(a) In general 
No Federal law enacted on or after December 27, 2000, that implements a treaty or other international agreement shall be construed as making unlawful an otherwise lawful and authorized intelligence activity of the United States Government or its employees, or any other person to the extent such other person is carrying out such activity on behalf of, and at the direction of, the United States, unless such Federal law specifically addresses such intelligence activity.
(b) Authorized intelligence activities 
An intelligence activity shall be treated as authorized for purposes of subsection (a) of this section if the intelligence activity is authorized by an appropriate official of the United States Government, acting within the scope of the official duties of that official and in compliance with Federal law and any applicable Presidential directive.

50 USC 442a - Counterintelligence initiatives

(a) Inspection process 

(1) In order to protect intelligence sources and methods from unauthorized disclosure, the Director of National Intelligence shall establish and implement an inspection process for all agencies and departments of the United States that handle classified information relating to the national security of the United States intended to assure that those agencies and departments maintain effective operational security practices and programs directed against counterintelligence activities.
(2) The Director shall carry out the process through the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive.
(b) Annual review of dissemination lists 

(1) The Director of National Intelligence shall establish and implement a process for all elements of the intelligence community to review, on an annual basis, individuals included on distribution lists for access to classified information. Such process shall ensure that only individuals who have a particularized need to know (as determined by the Director) are continued on such distribution lists.
(2) Not later than October 15 of each year, the Director shall certify to the congressional intelligence committees that the review required under paragraph (1) has been conducted in all elements of the intelligence community during the preceding fiscal year.
(c) Completion of financial disclosure statements required for access to certain classified information 

(1) The Director of National Intelligence shall establish and implement a process by which each head of an element of the intelligence community directs that all employees of that element, in order to be granted access to classified information referred to in subsection (a) of section 1.3 of Executive Order No. 12968 (August 2, 1995; 60 Fed. Reg. 40245; 50 U.S.C. 435 note ), submit financial disclosure forms as required under subsection (b) of such section.
(2) The Director shall carry out paragraph (1) through the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive.
(d) Arrangements to handle sensitive information 
The Director of National Intelligence shall establish, for all elements of the intelligence community, programs and procedures by which sensitive classified information relating to human intelligence is safeguarded against unauthorized disclosure by employees of those elements.