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Selected Executive Orders on National Security

Executive orders are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government. The text of Executive orders appears in the daily Federal Register as each Executive order is signed by the President and received by the Office of the Federal Register. The text of Executive orders beginning with Executive Order 7316 of March 13, 1936, also appears in the sequential editions of Title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

A complete collection of Executive Orders is available at the National Archives.

Number

Document Title

Date

Status

EO 8381Defining Certain Vital Military and Naval Installations and Equipment22 Mar 40
EO 8972Authorizing the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy To Establish and Maintain Military Guard and Patrols, and To Take Other Appropriate Measures to Protect Certain National-Defense Material, Premises, and Utilities From Injury or Destruction12 Dec 41
EO 10104 Defining Certain Vital Military and Naval Installations and Equipment as Requiring Protection Against the General Dissemination of Information Relative Thereto, 01 Feb 50
EO 10290 Prescribing Regulations Establishing Minimum Standards for the Classification, Transmission and Handling of Official Information Which Requires Safeguarding in the Interest of Security 24 Sept 51
EO 10291 Establishing an Airspace Reservation over the Savannah River Plant of the United States Atomic Energy Commission 25 Sept 51
EO 10450 Security Requirements for Government Employment 27 Apr 53
EO 10501 Safeguarding Official Information in the Interests of the Defense of the United States 05 Nov 53 superseded by EO 11652
EO 10816 Amendment of Executive Order 10501 of November 5, 1953, Relating to Safeguarding Official Information in the Interests of the Defense of the United States 07 May 59 revoked
EO 10865 Safeguarding Classified Information Within Industry 20 Feb 60 revoked
EO 10901 Amendment of Executive Order 10501, Relating to Safeguarding Official Information in the Interests of the Defense of the United States 09 Jan 61 revoked
EO 10909 Amendment of Executive Order 10865, Safeguarding Classified Information Within Industry 17 Jan 61 revoked
EO 10964 Amendment of Executive Order No. 10501 Entitled "Safeguarding Official Information in the Interests of the Defense of the United States" 20 Sep 61 revoked
EO 10985 Amendment of Executive Order 10501 Relating to Safeguarding Official Information in the Interests of the Defense of the United States 12 Jan 62 superseded by EO 11652
EO 10995 Assigning Telecommunications Management Functions 16 Feb 62 revoked
EO 11051 Prescribing Responsibilities Of The Office Of Emergency Planning In The Executive Office Of The President 27 Sep 62 revoked
EO 11097 Amendment of Executive Order No. 11051, as amended, relating to Authority for the Original Classification of Defense Information and Material 28 Feb 63 superseded by EO 11652
EO 11382 Amendment of Executive Orders relating to functions of the Department of Transportation 28 Nov 67 revoked
EO 11460 President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board 20 Mar 69 revoked
EO 11652 Classification and declassification of national security information and material 08 Mar 72 revoked by EO 12065
EO 11714 Amending Executive Order 11652 relating to classification and declassification of national security information and material 24 Apr 73 revoked
EO 11862 Amending Executive Order 11652 relating to classification and declassification of national security information and material 11 Jun 75 revoked
EO 11905 United States Foreign Intelligence Activities 18 Feb 76 superseded by EO 12036
EO 11905 United States Foreign Intelligence Activities 18 Feb 76 superseded by EO 12036
EO 11921 Adjusting Emergency Preparedness Assignments to Organizational and Functional Changes in Federal Departments and Agencies 11 June 76
EO 11985 United States Foreign Intelligence Activities 13 May 77 superseded by EO 12036
EO 11994 United States Foreign Intelligence Activities 01 Jun 77 superseded by EO 12036
EO 12036 United States Intelligence Activities 24 Jan 78 revoked by EO 12333
EO 12038 Transfer of Certain Functions to the Secretary of Energy 03 Feb 78
EO 12046 Relating to the transfer of telecommunications functions 27 Mar 78
EO 12065 National Security Information 28 Jun 78revoked by EO 12356
EO 12127 Federal Emergency Management Agency 31 Mar 79
EO 12139 Foreign Intelligence Electronic Surveillance 23 May 79
EO 12148 Federal Emergency Management 20 Jul 79
EO 12163 Administration of Foreign Assistance and Related Functions 29 Sep 79
EO 12333 United States Intelligence Activities 4 Dec 81
EO 12334 President's Intelligence Oversight Board 04 Dec 81revoked by EO 12863
EO 12356 National Security Information 02 Apr 82 superseded by EO 12958
EO 12472 Assignment of national security and emergency preparedness telecommunications functions 03 Apr 84
EO 12537 President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board 28 Oct 85
EO 12656 Assignment of Emergency Preparedness Responsibilities 18 Nov 88
EO 12667 Presidential Records16 Jan 89
EO 12701 Amending Executive Order No. 12334 14 Feb 90 revoked by EO 12863
EO 12812 Declassification And Release of Materials Pertaining to Prisoners of War and Missing in Action 22 Jul 92
EO 12829 National Industrial Security Program [and NISPOM] 6 Jan 93
EO 12851 Administration of Proliferation Sanctions, Middle East Arms Control, and Related Congressional Reporting Responsibilities 11 Jun 93
EO 12863 President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board 13 Sep 93
EO 12868 Measures To Restrict The Participation By United States Persons In Weapons Proliferation Activities 30 Sep 93
EO 12885 Amendment To Executive Order No. 12829 14 Dec 93
EO 12906 Coordinating Geographic Data Acquisition and Access 11 Apr 94
EO 12919 National Defense Industrial Resources Preparedness 06 Jun 94
EO 12923 Continuation Of Export Control Regulations 30 Jun 94
EO 12938 Proliferation Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction 14 Nov 94
EO 12949 Foreign Intelligence Physical Searches 9 Feb 95
EO 12951 Release Of Imagery Acquired By Space-Based National Intelligence Reconnaissance Systems 24 Feb 95
EO 12958 Classified National Security Information 12 Apr 95 amended by EO 13292
EO 12968 Access to Classified Information 02 Aug 95
EO 12981 Administration Of Export Controls 06 Dec 95
EO 13010 Critical Infrastructure Protection 15 Jul 96
EO 13025 Amendment to Executive Order 13010, the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection 13 Nov 96
EO 13026 Administration of Export Controls on Encryption Products
[with Implementation Memo and Letter to Congress]
15 Nov 96
EO 13041 Further Amendment to Executive Order 13010, as Amended 03 Apr 97
EO 13064 Further Amendment to Executive Order 13010, as Amended, Critical Infrastructure Protection 11 Oct 97
EO 13074 Amendment to Executive Order 12656 09 Feb 98
EO 13099 PROHIBITING TRANSACTIONS WITH TERRORISTS WHO THREATEN TO DISRUPT THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS 22 Aug 98
EO 13107 IMPLEMENTATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS TREATIES 10 Dec 98
EO 13129 BLOCKING PROPERTY AND PROHIBITING TRANSACTIONS WITH THE TALIBAN 4 July 99
EO 13224 BLOCKING PROPERTY AND PROHIBITING TRANSACTIONS WITH PERSONS WHO COMMIT, THREATEN TO COMMIT, OR SUPPORT TERRORISM 23 Sept 01
EO 13228 ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND THE HOMELAND SECURITY COUNCIL 8 Oct 01
EO 13231 CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION IN THE INFORMATION AGE 16 Oct 01
EO 13233 FURTHER IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRESIDENTIAL RECORDS ACT 1 Nov 01 revoked by EO 13489
Military Order of 11/13/01 DETENTION, TREATMENT, AND TRIAL OF CERTAIN NON-CITIZENS IN THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM 13 Nov 01
EO 13239 DESIGNATION OF AFGHANISTAN AND THE AIRSPACE ABOVE AS A COMBAT ZONE 12 Dec 01
EO 13241 PROVIDING AN ORDER OF SUCCESSION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 18 Dec 01
EO 13242 PROVIDING AN ORDER OF SUCCESSION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 18 Dec 01
EO 13243 PROVIDING AN ORDER OF SUCCESSION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 18 Dec 01
EO 13244 PROVIDING AN ORDER OF SUCCESSION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 18 Dec 01
EO 13245 PROVIDING AN ORDER OF SUCCESSION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 18 Dec 01
EO 13246 PROVIDING AN ORDER OF SUCCESSION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY 18 Dec 01
EO 13247 PROVIDING AN ORDER OF SUCCESSION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 18 Dec 01
EO 13250 PROVIDING AN ORDER OF SUCCESSION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 28 Dec 01
EO 13251 PROVIDING AN ORDER OF SUCCESSION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE 28 Dec 01
EO 13260 ESTABLISHING THE PRESIDENT'S HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISORY COUNCIL AND SENIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEES FOR HOMELAND SECURITY 19 March 02
EO 13261 PROVIDING AN ORDER OF SUCCESSION IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND AMENDING CERTAIN ORDERS ON SUCCESSION 19 March 02
EO 13262 2002 AMENDMENTS TO THE MANUAL FOR COURTS-MARTIAL, UNITED STATES 11 April 02
EO 13267 ESTABLISHING A TRANSITION PLANNING OFFICE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WITHIN THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET 20 June 02
EO 13268 TERMINATION OF EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE TALIBAN AND AMENDMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 13224 2 July 02
EO 13269 EXPEDITED NATURALIZATION OF ALIENS AND NONCITIZEN NATIONALS SERVING IN AN ACTIVE-DUTY STATUS DURING THE WAR ON TERRORISM 3 July 02
EO 13283 ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS 21 January 03
EO 13284 AMENDMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS, AND OTHER ACTIONS, IN CONNECTION WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 23 January 03
EO 13286 AMENDMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS, AND OTHER ACTIONS, IN CONNECTION WITH THE TRANSFER OF CERTAIN FUNCTIONS TO THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY 28 February 03
EO 13290 CONFISCATING AND VESTING CERTAIN IRAQI PROPERTY 20 March 03
EO 13292 FURTHER AMENDMENT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 12958, AS AMENDED, CLASSIFIED NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION 25 March 03
EO 13295 REVISED LIST OF QUARANTINABLE COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 04 April 03
EO 13301 INCREASING THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS ON THE INTELLIGENCE OVERSIGHT BOARD 14 May 03
EO 13311 HOMELAND SECURITY INFORMATION SHARING 29 July 03
EO 13323 ASSIGNMENT OF FUNCTIONS RELATING TO ARRIVALS IN AND DEPARTURES FROM THE UNITED STATES 30 December 03
EO 13326 PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON IMPLEMENTATION OF UNITED STATES SPACE EXPLORATION POLICY 27 January 2004
EO 13328 COMMISSION ON THE INTELLIGENCE CAPABILITIES OF THE UNITED STATES REGARDING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION 6 February 2004
EO 13353 ESTABLISHING THE PRESIDENT'S BOARD ON SAFEGUARDING AMERICANS' CIVIL LIBERTIES 27 August 2004
EO 13354 NATIONAL COUNTERTERRORISM CENTER 27 August 2004
EO 13355 STRENGTHENED MANAGEMENT OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY 27 August 2004
EO 13356 STRENGTHENING THE SHARING OF TERRORISM INFORMATION TO PROTECT AMERICANS 27 August 2004
EO 13357 TERMINATION OF EMERGENCY DECLARED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 12543 WITH RESPECT TO THE POLICIES AND ACTIONS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF LIBYA AND REVOCATION OF RELATED EXECUTIVE ORDERS 20 September 2004
EO 13376 AMENDMENTS TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 12863, RELATING TO THE PRESIDENT'S FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE ADVISORY BOARD 13 April 2005
EO 13381 STRENGTHENING PROCESSES RELATING TO DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY FOR ACCESS TO CLASSIFIED NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION 27 June 2005
EO 13382 BLOCKING PROPERTY OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION PROLIFERATORS AND THEIR SUPPORTERS 28 June 2005
EO 13383 AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDERS 12139 AND 12949 IN LIGHT OF ESTABLISHMENT OF THE OFFICE OF DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE 15 July 2005
EO 13388 FURTHER STRENGTHENING THE SHARING OF TERRORISM INFORMATION TO PROTECT AMERICANS 25 October 2005
EO 13392 IMPROVING AGENCY DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION 14 December 2005
EO 13394 PROVIDING AN ORDER OF SUCCESSION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 22 December 2005
EO 13407 PUBLIC ALERT AND WARNING SYSTEM 26 June 2006
EO 13408 STRENGTHENING PROCESSES RELATING TO DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY FOR ACCESS TO CLASSIFIED NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION (EXTENSION) 29 June 2006
EO 13416 STRENGTHENING SURFACE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY 5 December 2006
EO 13419 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT 20 December 2006
EO 13425 TRIAL OF ALIEN UNLAWFUL ENEMY COMBATANTS BY MILITARY COMMISSION 14 February 2007
EO 13434 NATIONAL SECURITY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 17 May 2007
EO 13436 FURTHER AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER 13381, AS AMENDED, TO EXTEND ITS DURATION BY ONE YEAR 28 June 2007
EO 13438 BLOCKING PROPERTY OF CERTAIN PERSONS WHO THREATEN STABILIZATION EFFORTS IN IRAQ 17 July 2007
EO 13440 INTERPRETATION OF THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS COMMON ARTICLE 3 AS APPLIED TO A PROGRAM OF DETENTION AND INTERROGATION OPERATED BY THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 20 July 2007 revoked by EO 13491
EO 13441 BLOCKING PROPERTY OF PERSONS UNDERMINING THE SOVEREIGNTY OF LEBANON OR ITS DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES AND INSTITUTIONS 1 August 2007
EO 13442 AMENDING THE ORDER OF SUCCESSION IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 13 August 2007
EO 13456 FURTHER AMENDMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 11858 CONCERNING FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES 23 January 2008
EO 13458 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROTOCOL ADDITIONAL TO THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY FOR THE APPLICATION OF SAFEGUARDS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 4 February 2008
EO 13462 PRESIDENT'S INTELLIGENCE ADVISORY BOARD AND INTELLIGENCE OVERSIGHT BOARD 29 February 2008
EO 13467 REFORMING PROCESSES RELATED TO SUITABILITY FOR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT, FITNESS FOR CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEES, AND ELIGIBILITY FOR ACCESS TO CLASSIFIED NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION 30 June 2008
EO 13470 FURTHER AMENDMENTS TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 12333, UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES 30 July 2008
EO 13475 FURTHER AMENDMENTS TO EXECUTIVE ORDERS 12139 AND 12949 IN LIGHT OF THE FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE ACT OF 1978 AMENDMENTS ACT OF 2008 7 October 2008
EO 13476 FACILITATION OF A PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION 9 October 2008
EO 13486 STRENGTHENING LABORATORY BIOSECURITY IN THE UNITED STATES 9 January 2009
EO 13489 PRESIDENTIAL RECORDS 21 January 2009
EO 13491 ENSURING LAWFUL INTERROGATIONS 22 January 2009
EO 13492 REVIEW AND DISPOSITION OF INDIVIDUALS DETAINED AT THE GUANTÁNAMO BAY NAVAL BASE AND CLOSURE OF DETENTION FACILITIES 22 January 2009
EO 13493 REVIEW OF DETENTION POLICY OPTIONS 22 January 2009
EO 13516 AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER 13462 28 October 2009
EO 13526 CLASSIFIED NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION 29 December 2009
EO 13527 ESTABLISHING FEDERAL CAPABILITY FOR THE TIMELY PROVISION OF MEDICAL COUNTERMEASURES FOLLOWING A BIOLOGICAL ATTACK 30 December 2009
EO 13546 OPTIMIZING THE SECURITY OF BIOLOGICAL SELECT AGENTS AND TOXINS IN THE UNITED STATES 2 July 2010
EO 13549 CLASSIFIED NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION PROGRAM FOR STATE, LOCAL, TRIBAL, AND PRIVATE SECTOR ENTITIES 18 August 2010
EO 13551 BLOCKING PROPERTY OF CERTAIN PERSONS WITH RESPECT TO NORTH KOREA 30 August 2010
EO 13556 CONTROLLED UNCLASSIFIED INFORMATION 04 November 2010
EO 13567 PERIODIC REVIEW OF INDIVIDUALS DETAINED AT GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL STATION PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE 07 March 2011
EO 13584 DEVELOPING AN INTEGRATED STRATEGIC COUNTERRORISM COMMUNICATIONS INITIATIVE AND ESTABLISHING A TEMPORARY ORGANIZATION TO SUPPORT CERTAIN GOVERNMENT-WIDE COMMUNICATIONS ACTIVITIES DIRECTED ABROAD 09 September 2011
EO 13587 STRUCTURAL REFORMS TO IMPROVE THE SECURITY OF CLASSIFIED NETWORKS AND THE RESPONSIBLE SHARING AND SAFEGUARDING OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION 07 October 2011
EO 13603 NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS 16 March 2012
EO 13606 BLOCKING THE PROPERTY AND SUSPENDING ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES OF CERTAIN PERSONS WITH RESPECT TO GRAVE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY THE GOVERNMENTS OF IRAN AND SYRIA VIA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 22 April 2012
EO 13617 BLOCKING PROPERTY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF HIGHLY ENRICHED URANIUM EXTRACTED FROM NUCLEAR WEAPONS 25 June 2012
EO 13618 ASSIGNMENT OF NATIONAL SECURITY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMUNICATIONS FUNCTIONS 6 July 2012
EO 13636 IMPROVING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE CYBERSECURITY 12 February 2013
EO 13637 ADMINISTRATION OF REFORMED EXPORT CONTROLS 8 March 2013
EO 13642 MAKING OPEN AND MACHINE READABLE THE NEW DEFAULT FOR GOVERNMENT INFORMATION 9 May 2013
EO 13650 IMPROVING CHEMICAL FACILITY SAFETY AND SECURITY 1 August 2013
EO 13657 CHANGING THE NAME OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY STAFF TO THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL STAFF 10 February 2014
EO 13659 STREAMLINING THE EXPORT/IMPORT PROCESS FOR AMERICA'S BUSINESSES 19 February 2014

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