10 USC 457: Operational files of former National Photographic Interpretation Agency
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This project uses data compiled by the Sunshine in Government initiative, a coalition of journalism and transparency groups. SGI compiled data from federal agency annual FOIA reports to track how often b(3) exemptions were used. SGI also standardized the exemptions since some agencies used slightly different citations of the same laws. In some cases, agencies listed general laws without specifying a section under which information was withheld. This project does not include information from agencies that use no b(3) exemptions in 2008 or 2009. ProPublica compiled information about FOIA denials.
TITLE 10--ARMED FORCES Subtitle A--General Military Law PART I--ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL MILITARY POWERS CHAPTER 22--NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY SUBCHAPTER II--MAPS, CHARTS, AND GEODETIC PRODUCTS
Sec. 457. Operational files previously maintained by or concerning activities of National Photographic Interpretation Center: authority to withhold from public disclosure (a) Authority.--The Secretary of Defense may withhold from public disclosure operational files described in subsection (b) to the same extent that operational files may be withheld under section 701 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 431). (b) Covered Operational Files.--The authority under subsection (a) applies to operational files in the possession of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency that-- (1) as of September 22, 1996, were maintained by the National Photographic Interpretation Center; or (2) concern the activities of the Agency that, as of such date, were performed by the National Photographic Interpretation Center. (c) Operational Files Defined.--In this section, the term ``operational files'' has the meaning given that term in section 701(b) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 431(b)). (Added Pub. L. 106-65, div. A, title X, Sec. 1045(a), Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 762; amended Pub. L. 108-136, div. A, title IX, Sec. 921(d)(2)(A), Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1568.) Amendments 2003--Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 108-136 substituted ``National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency'' for ``National Imagery and Mapping Agency'' in introductory provisions.