United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Sep 18, 2020
Coordination requirements relating to the prosecution of cases involving classified information
The Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division or the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, as appropriate, and the appropriate United States attorney, or the designees of such officials, shall provide briefings to the senior agency official, or the designee of such official, with respect to any case involving classified information that originated in the agency of such senior agency official.
Briefings under subsection (a) with respect to a case shall occur—
as soon as practicable after the Department of Justice and the United States attorney concerned determine that a prosecution or potential prosecution could result; and
at such other times thereafter as are necessary to keep the senior agency official concerned fully and currently informed of the status of the prosecution.
In this section, the term “senior agency official” has the meaning given that term in section 1.1 of Executive Order No. 12958.