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
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
(1) Transfer of the DoD AT Program to the Assistant Secretary of
Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs
(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
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
d. Addresses only the AT element of DoD CbT activities, as
defined in the Glossary.