10 U.S.C. § 1609 : US Code - Section 1609: Termination of defense intelligence employees

Search 10 U.S.C. § 1609 : US Code - Section 1609: Termination of defense intelligence employees

      (a) Termination Authority. - Notwithstanding any other provision
    of law, the Secretary of Defense may terminate the employment of
    any employee in a defense intelligence position if the Secretary - 
        (1) considers that action to be in the interests of the United
      States; and
        (2) determines that the procedures prescribed in other
      provisions of law that authorize the termination of the
      employment of such employee cannot be invoked in a manner
      consistent with the national security.

      (b) Finality. - A decision by the Secretary of Defense to
    terminate the employment of an employee under this section is final
    and may not be appealed or reviewed outside the Department of
    Defense.
      (c) Notification to Congressional Committees. - Whenever the
    Secretary of Defense terminates the employment of an employee under
    the authority of this section, the Secretary shall promptly notify
    the congressional oversight committees of such termination.
      (d) Preservation of Right To Seek Other Employment. - Any
    termination of employment under this section does not affect the
    right of the employee involved to seek or accept employment with
    any other department or agency of the United States if that
    employee is declared eligible for such employment by the Director
    of the Office of Personnel Management.
      (e) Limitation on Delegation. - The authority of the Secretary of
    Defense under this section may be delegated only to the Deputy
    Secretary of Defense, the head of an intelligence component of the
    Department of Defense (with respect to employees of that
    component), or the Secretary of a military department (with respect
    to employees of that department). An action to terminate employment
    of such an employee by any such official may be appealed to the
    Secretary of Defense.