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PURPOSE. This Directive:
a. Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides direction for DoD DOMEX in accordance with DoD Directive (DoDD) 5105.21 and Intelligence Community (IC) Directive Number 302 (References (a) and (b)).
b. Implements the DoD responsibilities in Reference (b) for national intelligence DOMEX, including the responsibility to support the IC DOMEX Committee (DOMEXCOM).
c. Establishes the Defense DOMEX Council (DDC) to coordinate DoD DOMEX matters that fall outside the purview of the DOMEXCOM. (See Enclosure 2.)
POLICY. It is DoD policy that:
a. DoD DOMEX capabilities shall be maintained at all times. While emphasizing support for current military, intelligence, DoD law enforcement, and security operations, the Department of Defense shall expand and deploy DOMEX capabilities to support its future needs as an independent DOMEX provider and as a community leader in DOMEX activities involving other Federal departments and agencies, and State or local government operations.
b. The processes for collection, analysis, and dissemination of DoD DOMEX-derived information shall:
(1) Be integrated into military operational planning and execution at all levels, to include:
(a) Training U.S. combatants on the collection and handling of DOMEX materials.
(b) Providing the means for identifying, exploiting, and producing reports on documents and electronic media of immediate tactical value at the lowest appropriate operational echelon.
(2) Be based upon standardized methods of collecting and processing documents and media captured or otherwise acquired during DoD operations, with a focus on rapid and broad dissemination of both raw data and finished exploitation products to tactical, operational, strategic, and national customers.
(3) Be in accordance with national DOMEX activities in Reference (b) by:
(a) Using the National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC) as the central DoD clearinghouse for processing DoD-collected documents and media.
(b) Maintaining technical interoperability and adhering to data and other standards of the national DOMEX system architecture, as developed by the IC DOMEXCOM.
(4) Comply with DoDD 5240.01 and DoD 5240.1-R (References (c) and (d)) in executing intelligence activities, with DoDD 5525.5 (Reference (e)) in support of law enforcement officials and activities, and with DoDD 5400.11, DoD 5400.11-R, and section 803 of Public Law 100-53 (References (f), (g), and (h)) with respect to privacy and civil liberties.
(5) Support all OSD Principal Staff Assistants in fulfilling their responsibilities, including responsibilities related to counterterrorism, law enforcement, intelligence, and homeland defense, to leverage the use of DOMEX capabilities to support the widest range of DoD needs.
c. Standards and procedures for maintenance, collection, use, or dissemination of DOMEX products shall seek to balance the goal of maximizing the availability of DOMEX materials and products with the need to identify and protect materials that require protection under law or policy.
(1) Documents and media that are or have been involved in DoD DOMEX processing shall be withheld from any dissemination system that may reveal sources or methods that would endanger any DoD, law enforcement, intelligence, or homeland security operation.
(2) Information derived from DOMEX shall be processed in a manner that maximizes release to U.S. Federal, State, local, and tribal authorities, as well as foreign partners, while protecting sources and methods; complying with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies concerning U.S. persons; and in accordance with the provisions of Reference (d).
d. Information derived from DOMEX shall be made available for use in military operations as rapidly as feasible.
e. The collection, use, and release of personally identifiable information derived from DOMEX shall comply with the requirements of References (f) and (g).