[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 167 (Wednesday, August 28, 2013)]
[Pages 53172-53173]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-20992]



Agency Information Collection Activities

AGENCY: Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 (WPEA) 
was signed into law on 27 November 2012

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(Pub. L. 112-199). The law strengthens the protections for federal 
employees who disclose evidence of waste, fraud, or abuse. In addition, 
the WPEA modifies rules on the use of nondisclosure policies, forms, or 
agreements by government agencies. Agencies are required to update any 
nondisclosure policies, forms, or agreements to conform to the new 
requirements in the WPEA. Accordingly, ODNI is hereby giving public 
notice that Section 10 of Standard Form 312: Classified Information 
Nondisclosure Agreement, is being updated as described in the 
Supplementary Information section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Ms. Jennifer Hudson, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, Information Management Division, Office of the 
Director of National Intelligence, Washington, DC 20511.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 10 of Standard Form 312 is being 
updated to include the following statutory changes required pursuant to 
Sec.  115 of Public Law 112-199 (5 U.S.C. 2302):

    1. ``These provisions are consistent with and do not supersede, 
conflict with, or otherwise alter the employee obligations, rights, 
or liabilities created by existing statute or Executive order 
relating to (1) Classified information, (2) communications to 
Congress, (3) the reporting to an Inspector General of a After ``the 
Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982 (50 U.S.C. 421 et 
seq.) (governing disclosures that could expose confidential 
Government violation of any law, rule, or regulation, or 
mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a 
substantial and specific danger to public health or safety, or (4) 
any other whistleblower protection. The definitions, requirements, 
obligations, rights, sanctions, and liabilities created by 
controlling Executive orders and statutory provisions are 
incorporated into this agreement and are controlling.''
    2. The language in section 10 of the current Standard Form 312 
will now appear in new section 11.

    Abstract: The National Security Act of 1947, as amended by the 
Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, and Executive 
Order13467, ``Reforming Processes Related to Suitability for Government 
Employment, Fitness for Contractor Employees, and Eligibility for 
Access to Classified National Security Information,'' authorizes the 
DNI as the Security Executive Agent to develop standard forms that 
promote uniformity and consistency in the implementation of the 
Government's security clearance program.

    Dated: August 19, 2013.
Mark W. Ewing,
Chief Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-20992 Filed 8-27-13; 8:45 am]