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§ 1701.
In this chapter:

The term “alien” has the meaning given the term in section 1101(a)(3) of this title.

Appropriate committees of Congress
The term “appropriate committees of Congress” means the following:
(A) The Committee on the Judiciary, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate.
(B) The Committee on the Judiciary, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on International Relations of the House of Representatives.
Chimera system

The term “Chimera system” means the interoperable electronic data system required to be developed and implemented by section 1722(a)(2) of this title.

Federal law enforcement agencies
The term “Federal law enforcement agencies” means the following:
(A) The United States Secret Service.
(B) The Drug Enforcement Administration.
(C) The Federal Bureau of Investigation.
(D) The Immigration and Naturalization Service.
(E) The United States Marshall Service.
(F) The Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
(G) The Coast Guard.
(H) The Diplomatic Security Service.
(I) The United States Postal Inspection Service.
(J) The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Department of Justice.
(K) The United States Customs Service.
(L) The National Park Service.
Intelligence community

The term “intelligence community” has the meaning given that term in


The term “President” means the President of the United States, acting through the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, in coordination with the Secretary of State, the Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization, the Attorney General, the Director of Central Intelligence, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secretary of Transportation, the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Secretary of the Treasury.


The term “USA PATRIOT Act” means the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT ACT) Act of 2001 (Public Law 107–56).

(Pub. L. 107–173, § 2, May 14, 2002, 116 Stat. 544; Pub. L. 107–296, title XI, § 1112(c), Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2276; Pub. L. 108–293, title VI, § 619, Aug. 9, 2004, 118 Stat. 1062; Pub. L. 114–125, title VIII, § 802(d)(2), Feb. 24, 2016, 130 Stat. 210.)