Counterintelligence Investigation Law and Legal Definition

Counterintelligence investigation means an inquiry and examination that institutes the elements of proof for prosecution or administrative action. Counterintelligence investigation provides a basis for conducting counterintelligence operations. It is usually are conducted against individuals or groups suspected of committing acts of espionage, sabotage, sedition, subversion, terrorism, and other major security violations as well as failure to follow Department of Defense directives governing reporting of contacts with foreign citizens and other requests for defense information. It also provides military commanders and policymakers with information used to eliminate security vulnerabilities and otherwise to improve the security posture of threatened interests.