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DOD D 2000.12

2012 Edition, September 9, 2013

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DoD Antiterrorism (AT) Program

Includes all amendments and changes through Change 1, September 9, 2013

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PURPOSE. This Instruction:

a. Reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 2000.12 (Reference (a)) as a DoD Instruction (DoDI) in accordance with the authority in DoDD 5111.1 (Reference (b)) and Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandums (References (c) and (d)), to establish policy, assign responsibilities, and prescribe procedures for the DoD AT Program.

b. Implements in part section 134 of title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.) (Reference (e)), which provides that the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (USD(P)) shall have overall direction and supervision for policy, program planning and execution, and allocation and use of resources for DoD combating terrorism (CbT) activities.

c. Incorporates the following actions from Acting Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Memorandum (Reference (f)):

(1) Transfer of the DoD AT Program to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs (ASD(HD&ASA)).

(2) Designation of ASD(HD&ASA) as the lead OSD official for implementation of the 1997 Memorandum of Understanding Between DoD and Department of State for Security of DoD Elements and Personnel in Foreign Areas (Reference (g)).

d. Replaces the Antiterrorism Coordinating Committee Senior Steering Group with the Mission Assurance Senior Steering Group (SSG). The Mission Assurance Coordination Board Terms of Reference (Reference (h)) describes the composition, roles, responsibilities, working groups, and procedures of the SSG.

e. Incorporates elements of and cancels DoD O-2000.12-H (Reference (o)). Reference (o) is replaced by the DoD Antiterrorism Officer Guide (Reference (bk)).

f. Incorporates and cancels the August 2010 Secretary of Defense Memorandum on DoD force protection (FP) responsibilities (Reference (s)) by reinforcing the requirement for DoD Components to comply with geographic Combatant Commanders' authority to set FP conditions in their areas of responsibility (AOR), and requiring the geographic Combatant Commanders to share threat assessment requirements with DoD Components in their AORs, other geographic Combatant Commands, and the Defense Combating Terrorism Center (DCTC).

APPLICABILITY. This Instruction:

a. Applies to:

(1) OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (IG DoD), the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (hereinafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").

(2) DoD military and civilian personnel, dependents of DoD military personnel (as defined in section 1072 of Reference (e)), family members of DoD civilian employees (as defined in section 040 of Department of State Standardized Regulations (Reference (i))) outside the United States, DoD contractors (in accordance with the terms of applicable contracts, in accordance with DoDI 1100.22 (Reference (j)), and when on DoD installations and facilities or when accompanying DoD forces outside the United States in areas designated for hostile fire pay or imminent danger pay in accordance with DoDI 1340.09 (Reference (k))), and DoD installations and facilities (hereinafter referred to collectively as "DoD elements and personnel") worldwide, with the exception of DoD elements and personnel identified in paragraph 2.b.

b. Does NOT apply to DoD elements and personnel under the security responsibility of the Department of State (DOS) pursuant to Reference (g); sections 4801, 4802, and 4805 of title 22, U.S.C. (Reference (l)); and DoDI 5210.84 (Reference (m)), including those assigned to international organizations (except those assigned to United Nations or other multinational peace operations). The DoD elements and personnel under the security responsibility of DOS shall comply with Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB) and DOS security standards instead of the DoD standards prescribed by this Instruction and DoDI 2000.16 (Reference (n)).

c. Does not subsume or replace the functions, responsibilities, or authorities of the OSD principal staff assistants or those of the Heads of the DoD Components prescribed by law or other DoD guidance.

d. Addresses only the AT element of DoD CbT activities, as defined in the Glossary.