Former Air Force intelligence agency employees with clearances for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) now must report any employment with a foreign government for up to two years after their departure from a U.S. government job.

An internal US Air Force memorandum obtained by Secrecy News under the Freedom of Information Act revealed the new rule.  The reporting form requests information regarding former employment and admission of employment under a foreign nation.

This reporting requirement was adopted by Congress with the FY 2015 intelligence authorization act (section 305) and was later enacted into law. It is unclear whether this law was triggered by any particular incident.

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