50 U.S.C. § 413a : US Code - Section 413A: Reporting of intelligence activities other than covert actions

    (a) In general
      To the extent consistent with due regard for the protection from
    unauthorized disclosure of classified information relating to
    sensitive intelligence sources and methods or other exceptionally
    sensitive matters, the Director of National Intelligence and the
    heads of all departments, agencies, and other entities of the
    United States Government involved in intelligence activities shall -
     
        (1) keep the congressional intelligence committees fully and
      currently informed of all intelligence activities, other than a
      covert action (as defined in section 413b(e) of this title),
      which are the responsibility of, are engaged in by, or are
      carried out for or on behalf of, any department, agency, or
      entity of the United States Government, including any significant
      anticipated intelligence activity and any significant
      intelligence failure; and
        (2) furnish the congressional intelligence committees any
      information or material concerning intelligence activities
      (including the legal basis under which the intelligence activity
      is being or was conducted), other than covert actions, which is
      within their custody or control, and which is requested by either
      of the congressional intelligence committees in order to carry
      out its authorized responsibilities.
    (b) Form and contents of certain reports
      Any report relating to a significant anticipated intelligence
    activity or a significant intelligence failure that is submitted to
    the congressional intelligence committees for purposes of
    subsection (a)(1) of this section shall be in writing, and shall
    contain the following:
        (1) A concise statement of any facts pertinent to such report.
        (2) An explanation of the significance of the intelligence
      activity or intelligence failure covered by such report.
    (c) Standards and procedures for certain reports
      The Director of National Intelligence, in consultation with the
    heads of the departments, agencies, and entities referred to in
    subsection (a) of this section, shall establish standards and
    procedures applicable to reports covered by subsection (b) of this
    section.