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Order 1600.84 - FAA Defensive Counterintelligence Program

Document Information

FAA Defensive Counterintelligence Program
Date issued
Office of Primary Responsibility
Access restriction
FAA Network Only
Contact information
Bradley Olson
Order purpose statement

This Order establishes the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Defensive Counterintelligence Program (DCIP) and sets policies for the program to detect, deter, and deny illicit human and technical intelligence collection activities and other national security concerns. Such activities and concerns include, but are not limited to, activities conducted by, on behalf of, or otherwise supporting, foreign governments or elements thereof; entities or individuals that meet the definition of "foreign power" or "agent of a foreign power" in 50 § 1801; foreign organizations; foreign persons; international terrorist organizations or activities; or agents of any of the foregoing; or any other individuals or entities acting on behalf of, or otherwise in support of, any of the foregoing, against the FAA, its employees, facilities, equipment, systems, networks, operations, and information. This Order also sets policies for the DCIP to detect, deter, and deny similar activities by, on behalf of, or otherwise supporting potential lone wolf actors, malicious insiders, or transnational organizations of a national security concern, any of whom may potentially work with or disclose information without authorization to any of the entities or individuals described in the preceding sentence.


This document's content can be accessed only from within the FAA network.

The document's Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR) is ASH-1.