White House (White House)
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The Executive Office of the President -- the current official title of those entities reporting directly to the president of the United States -- was established under authority of the Reorganization Act of 1939 (5 U.S.C. 133-133r, 133t note) and various agencies were transferred to the Executive Office by the President's Reorganization Plans I and II of 1939 (5 U.S.C. app.), effective July 1, 1939. Executive Order 8248 of Sept. 8, 1939, established the divisions of the Executive Office and defined their functions. Subsequently, presidents have used Executive orders, reorganization plans and legislative initiatives to reorganize the Executive Office to make its composition compatible with the goals of their administrations.
Major domestic elements of the White House involved in top-secret work include:
* Executive Office of the President
* Office of the Vice President of the United States
* National Security Council
* Homeland Security Council
* Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
* Office of National Drug Control Policy
* Office of Science and Technology Policy
* White House Communications Agency (WHCA)
* White House Military Office (WHMO)
* White House Transportation Agency
The President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) is an entity within the Executive Office of the President formed to assess the quality, quantity and adequacy of intelligence collection, analysis, counterintelligence and other activities of the intelligence community (IC). The PFIAB reports directly to the president, and provides recommendations for actions to improve and enhance the performance of intelligence efforts. It also examines issues raised by the president or the director of national intelligence (DNI) and can make recommendations directly to the DNI. Membership of the PFIAB consists of not more that 16 people appointed by the president.
The Intelligence Oversight Board (IOB): Once a separate organization under the president, the IOB was made a standing committee of the PFIAB in 1993. The IOB is composed of four members of the PFIAB appointed by the PFIAB chairman. The IOB conducts independent oversight investigations as required and reviews the oversight practices and procedures of the inspectors general and general counsels of intelligence agencies.
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Top Secret Work
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- Management consulting and administration
- Border control
- Counter-drug operations
- Disaster preparedness
- Facilities and Infrastructure
- Information technology
- Intelligence analysis
- Nuclear operations
- Staffing and personnel
- Building and personal security
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