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The White House, Executive Order 13388: Further Strengthening the Sharing of Terrorism Information to Protect Americans, 70 Fed. Reg., No. 207 (Oct. 25, 2005) (full-text).


This Executive Order directed federal agencies to enhance their sharing of information on suspicions of terrorism. It also reworded the directives to intelligence agencies that instructed them to report to the Director of Central Intelligence to report instead to the Director of National Intelligence.

The Executive Order requires agencies to give the highest priority to the detection, prevention, disruption, preemption, and mitigation of the effects of terrorist activities against the territory, people, and interests of the United States; and to share terrorism information with all federal, state, local, tribal and private partners, but to do so in a way that protects the freedom, information privacy, and other legal rights of Americans.

The Federation of American Scientists describes this Executive Order as a response to Section 1016 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, the report of the 9/11 Commission, and to the perception that intelligence agencies were "over-classifying" secrets.

This Executive Order superseded Executive Order 13356.

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