Counterintelligence Collection Law and Legal Definition

Counterintelligence collection means the organized attainment of information concerning espionage, sabotage, terrorism, other intelligence activities or assassinations conducted by or on behalf of foreign governments or elements thereof, foreign organizations, or foreign people which are directed against or threaten Department of Defense interests. It includes the method such as investigations, operations, or liaison. The counter intelligence agents conduct counter intelligence collection operations in support of their overall mission. CI agents are increased by interrogators when they are available. The counter intelligence collection effort includes liaison, the debriefing of refugees, civilian detainees, open source literature, and document exploitation.