[Congressional Record Volume 158, Number 163 (Tuesday, December 18, 2012)] [House] [Pages H6869-H7263] CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 4310, NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013 Mr. McKEON submitted the following conference report and statement on the bill (H.R. 4310) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes. [...] SEC. 1080. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURES OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION. It is the sense of Congress that-- (1) unauthorized disclosures of classified information can threaten the national security and foreign relations of the United States; (2) the Department of Defense has taken positive steps toward improving its policies, procedures, and enforcement mechanisms regarding unauthorized disclosures of classified information and should continue to improve upon such policies, procedures, and enforcement mechanisms; (3) other departments and agencies of the Federal Government should undertake similar efforts, if such departments and agencies have not already done so; and (4) the Department of Justice should investigate possible violations of Federal law related to unauthorized disclosures of classified information, including disclosures related to military, intelligence, and operational capabilities of the United States and allies of the United States and, in appropriate cases, individuals responsible for such unauthorized disclosures should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. [...] Conference Report (H. Rept. 112-705) [...] Sense of Congress regarding unauthorized disclosures of classified information (sec. 1080) The House bill contained a provision (sec. 1099C) that would require the Attorney General to investigate possible violations of federal law related to alleged leaks of certain classified information. The Senate amendment contained no similar provision. The Senate recedes with an amendment that would express the sense of Congress that the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, and other federal agencies should take positive steps to address the unauthorized disclosure of classified information. [...]
H.R. 4310 (as passed in the House)
SEC. 1099C. REQUIREMENT FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE VIOLATIONS OF FEDERAL LAW RELATED TO LEAKS OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION INVOLVING THE MILITARY, INTELLIGENCE, AND OPERATIONAL CAPABILITIES OF THE UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL.
(a) Investigation Required- Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall initiate an investigation into possible violations of Federal law related to leaks of sensitive information involving the military, intelligence, and operational capabilities of the United States and Israel.[...]
(b) Report- Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall submit to Congress a report describing the status and progress of the investigation required under subsection (a).