DECA (pronounced +quot;DECK-UH+quot;) is the FBI's program for the Development of Espionag

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- DECA (pronounced "DECK-UH") is the FBI's program for the Development of Espionage, Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism Awareness. The DECA program disseminates information concerning national security matters. The FBI is the lead counterintelligence agency in the United States. It has the principal authority to conduct and coordinate counterintelligence and counterterrorism investigations and operations within the United States. The FBI, supported by other U.S. agencies as needed, conducts espionage investigations when the subject of the investigation is not under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense, Uniform Code of Military Justice. NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT LIST The FBI's foreign counterintelligence mission is set out in a strategy known as the National Security Threat List (NSTL). The NSTL combines two elements: First, it includes national security threat issues regardless of the country of origin. Second, it includes a classified list of foreign powers that pose a strategic intelligence threat to U.S. security interests. The issue threat portion of the NSTL was developed in concert with the U.S. Intelligence Community and key elements of the U.S. Government. As a result, the FBI identified seven categories of foreign intelligence activity that were deemed to be significant threats to U.S. national security interests. The FBI will investigate the intelligence activities of any country that are related to any of these seven issues. They are: Proliferation of special weapons of mass destruction to include chemical, biological, nuclear, and delivery systems of those weapons of mass destruction. Collection of information relating to defense establishments and related activities of national preparedness. U.S. critical technologies as identified by the National Critical Technologies Panel. Targeting of U.S. intelligence and foreign affairs information and U.S. Government officials. Collection of U.S. industrial proprietary economic information and technology, the loss of which would undermine the U.S. strategic industrial position. Clandestine foreign intelligence activity in the United States. Perception management and active measures activities. NATIONAL CRITICAL TECHNOLOGIES Foreign intelligence activities directed at U.S. critical technologies are of specific interest to the FBI. These critical technologies are listed as follows: Materials: Materials synthesis and processing Electronic and photonic materials Ceramics Composites High-performance metals and alloys Manufacturing: Flexible computer-integrated manufacturing Intelligence processing equipment Micro- and nanofabrication Systems management technologies Information and communications: Software Micro and optoelectronics High-performance computing and networking High-definition imaging and displays Sensors and signal processing Data storage and peripherals Computer simulation and modeling Biotechnology and life sciences: Applied molecular biology Medical technology Aeronautics and surface transportation: Aeronautics Surface transportation technologies Energy and environment: Energy technologies Pollution minimization, remediation, and waste management National Security Begins With You You may be the target of foreign intelligence activity if you or your company are associated in any of the critical technologies listed above. Foreign powers may also seek to collect U.S. industrial proprietary economic information and technology, the loss of which would undermine the U.S. strategic industrial position. Foreign intelligence collectors target corporate marketing information in support of their nation's firms. Overseas travel, foreign contact, and joint ventures may further increase your exposure to the efforts of foreign intelligence collectors. If you suspect possible foreign intelligence activity, or have questions concerning the National Security Threat List strategy, please contact the FBI DECA Coordinator at the FBI Field Office nearest you. Up to $500,000 Reward for Stopping Espionage An amendment to title 18 U.S.C. Section 3071, recently enacted, authorizes the Attorney General to make payment for information of espionage activity in any country which leads to the arrest and conviction of any person(s): ...for commission of an act of espionage against the United States; ...for conspiring or attempting to commit an act of espionage against the United States; or which leads to the prevention or frustration of an act of espionage against the United States. Specifics of this amendment can be obtained from any FBI DECA Coordinator. FBI Contact Numbers: To report suspected illegal intelligence or terrorism activity against the interest of the United States, telephone the DECA Coordinator at the FBI Field Office nearest you. Update Version: 9/25/95 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- FBI Home Page

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