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National Security Law Research Guide

This guide covers U.S. military, espionage, homeland security, and classification/declassification law.

Agency Regulations, Directives, and Other Documents

I. Executive Branch Agencies and Departments

Numerous federal departments and agencies make regulations and policies related to national security. The most important of these agencies and departments are listed here, along with the locations of their home pages, some regulations within the Code of Federal Regulations (where applicable) or laws within the United States Code (where applicable), and other publications (where applicable).

  • Grants and Agreements: 2 C.F.R. pts. 1103 & 1125 (Westlaw) (Lexis)
  • Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for DOD Employees: 5 C.F.R. pt. 3601 (Westlaw) (Lexis)
  • National Defense: 32 C.F.R. pts. 1-999 (Westlaw) (Lexis)
  • Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces: 40 C.F.R. pt. 1700 (Westlaw) (Lexis)
  • DOD Internal Operating Procedures and Issuances (e.g., Directives, Manuals, Instructions, Directive-Type Memorandums, and Administrative Instructions)
  • Establishing Authority: 18 U.S.C. § 3056 (Westlaw) (Lexis)
  • Relevant Regulations: 31 C.F.R. pts. 401-413 (Westlaw) (Lexis)
  • Establishing Authority: 31 U.S.C. § 312 (Westlaw) (Lexis)

II. Locating Federal Regulations Related to National Security Law

A. Federal Register

B.  Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.)