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National Security Memorandum on Partial Revocation of Presidential Policy Directive 28

NATIONAL SECURITY MEMORANDUM/NSM-14

MEMORANDUM FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT
               THE SECRETARY OF STATE
               THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
               THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
               THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
               THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE
               THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY
               THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY
               THE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OF STAFF
               THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF MANANGEMENT AND
               BUDGET
               THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE
               THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNITED STATES OF
               AMERICA TO THE UNITED NATIONS
               THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
               The DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
               THE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR NATIONAL
               SECURITY AFFAIRS
               THE COUNSEL TO THE PRESIDENT
               THE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR ECONOMIC
               POLICY AND DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC
               COUNCIL
               THE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND HOMELAND
               SECURITY ADVISOR AND DEPUTY NATIONAL SECURITY
               ADVISOR
               THE CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISERS
               THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND
               TECHNOLOGY POLICY
               THE NATIONAL CYBER DIRECTOR
               THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
               THE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
               THE DIRECTOR OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF
               INVESTIGATION
               THE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL COUNTERTERRORISM
               CENTER
               THE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL COUNTERINTELLIGENCE
               AND SECURITY CENTER

SUBJECT:       Partial Revocation of Presidential Policy Directive 28

The Executive Order of October 7, 2022 (Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities), establishes enhanced safeguards for United States signals intelligence activities that supersede the safeguards for personal information collected through signals intelligence established by Presidential Policy Directive 28 of January 17, 2014 (Signals Intelligence Activities) (PPD-28).  The Executive Order establishes enhanced safeguards in recognition that signals intelligence activities must be conducted in a manner that takes into account that all persons should be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their nationality or wherever they might reside, and that all persons have legitimate privacy interests in the handling of their personal information.  In addition, signals intelligence activities present the potential for national security damage if improperly disclosed.  Therefore, it is essential to maintain the policy process refined by section 3 of PPD-28 and supplemented by the classified annex to PPD-28, under which national security policymakers consider carefully the value of signals intelligence activities to our national interests and the risks entailed in conducting those activities.

Section1.  Revocation.  PPD-28 is hereby revoked except for sections 3 and 6 of that directive and the classified annex to that directive, which remain in effect. 

Sec. 2.  General Provisions.  (a)  Nothing in this memorandum shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i)   the authority granted by law to an executive department, agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii)  the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b)  This memorandum shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c)  This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

                               JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.

  

Source: White House