(U) The Intelink Service Management Center provides Intelink and related
common services (Services) under the authority of the National Security Act
of 1947, as amended (50 U.S.C. Â§ 403 et seq.). The current version
on the perimeter of the Intelink web spaces.
(U) Description of Intelink Service Management Center (ISMC)
(U) Intelink and related services provide robust information sharing and
collaboration capabilities for the Intelligence Community and its national
defense, homeland security, diplomatic, and law enforcement partners. The
ISMC element provides the operational means to deliver enabling services
supporting the objectives of the National Intelligence Strategy. These community
level services include --
(U) Search, discovery, and delivery services (e.g., web-based content search,
content indexing, personalized and group subscriptions, customer support)
(U) Collaboration tools and services (e.g., messaging, wikis, blogs)
(U) Web-based content and hosting in Community Shared Spaces
(U) Analytical support in the use Intelink resources
(U) Infrastructure Services (e.g., mail relay, directory services , cross-domain
platforms, public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates)
(U) General Usage Provisions
(U) Use of these Services is limited to official government business. Use
of these Services for personal/non-official use (e.g., casual browsing, gaming,
entertainment, personal communications; commerce) is prohibited. Prohibited
uses include --
(U) Accessing or attempting to access a system without authorization.
(U) Use of file sharing technologies, also known as peer-to-peer (P2P) software,
unless specifically authorized in writing by the appropriate information
system security official.
(U) Unauthorized acquisition, use, reproduction, transmission, or distribution
of any controlled information including computer software and data, that
includes privacy information, copyrighted, trademarked or material with other
intellectual property rights (beyond fair use), proprietary data, or export
controlled software or data.
(U) Making offensive, indecent, harassing, threatening, libelous, defamatory,
or disparaging statements.
(U) Making disparaging statements concerning race, religion, national origin,
gender, sexual orientation, or political expression.
(U) Posting sexually related material and/or making obscene, crude, personally
insulting, or derogatory comments.
(U) Streaming video/audio unrelated to official business
(U) Unlawful or unauthorized access to personally identifiable information
result in denial of access to these services and/or the reporting of prohibited
activities to agency and or contractor management or security officials for
(U) Intelink collects and maintains activity (audit) logs of browsing and
other activity. These logs are made available upon request by an authorized
security/law enforcement official (e.g., Information/Computer Security Officer,
(U) Contractor Use of Intelink Information Systems
(U) Use of government resources by contractors is governed by the Federal
Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and may be supplemented by specific agency
policy. Contractors shall use Intelink information systems only to perform
tasks that are authorized by contract, approved by the Contracting Officer,
or permitted by specific agency policy.
(U) Contractors shall not use Intelink information systems to solicit business,
advertise products or services, recruit employees, or otherwise obtain an
unfair competitive advantage. Contractors shall not use Intelink information
systems to establish a web presence (e.g., page, wiki, or blog) unless the
web presence is required for contract performance and approved by the appropriate
Contracting Officer or Contracting Officer's Representative. Individual
contractors are responsible for awareness and compliance with contract terms
and the applicable agency policies concerning contractor use of information
(U) Security Measures and Consent to Monitoring
(U) For security purposes and to ensure that these Services remain available
to all users, this Government computer system employs software programs to
monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to access, change,
or otherwise cause damage. Anyone using this system expressly consents to
such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of
possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate
law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to access, change, or otherwise
cause damage on this system are strictly prohibited and may be punishable
by administrative discipline, civil penalties, and/or criminal prosecution
under the provisions of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the
National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996 (18 U.S.C.
Â§ 1030) or other criminal statutes. The following security
banner/notice is required on all Intelink websites and websites registered
on Intelink --
(U) Notice and Consent Log-on Banner
You are accessing a U.S. Government (USG) Information System (IS) that is
provided for USG-authorized use only.
By using this IS (which includes any device attached to this IS), you consent
to the following conditions:
The USG routinely intercepts and monitors communications on this IS for purposes
including, but not limited to, penetration testing, COMSEC monitoring, network
operations and defense, personnel misconduct (PM), law enforcement (LE),
and counterintelligence (CI) investigations.
At any time, the USG may inspect and seize data stored on this IS.
Communications using, or data stored on, this IS are not private, are subject
to routine monitoring, interception, and search, and may be disclosed or
used for any USG authorized purpose.
This IS includes security measures (e.g., authentication and access controls)
to protect USG interests--not for your personal benefit or privacy.
Notwithstanding the above, using this IS does not constitute consent to PM,
LE or CI investigative searching or monitoring of the content of privileged
communications, or work product, related to personal representation or services
by attorneys, psychotherapists, or clergy, and their assistants. Such
communications and work product are private and confidential.
(U) Classified National Security Information
(U) Information derived from or created as a consequence of the use of Intelink
Services may be subject to classification as national security information
in accordance with Executive Order 13526, as amended. The Executive Order
prescribes a uniform system for classifying, safeguarding, and declassifying
national security information. It also establishes a monitoring system to
enhance its effectiveness.
(U) Classified information, regardless of its form, shall be afforded a level
of protection against loss or unauthorized disclosure commensurate with its
level of classification. Authorized persons who have access to classified
information are responsible for: (a) protecting it from persons without
authorized access to that information, to include securing it in approved
equipment or facilities whenever it is not under the direct control of an
authorized person; (b) meeting safeguarding requirements prescribed by the
agency head; and (c) ensuring that classified information is not communicated
over unsecured voice or data circuits, in public conveyances or places, or
in any other manner that permits interception by unauthorized persons.
(U) Questions concerning the classification, safeguarding, and declassifying
national security information should be directed to your agency or organizational
(U) User Account and Password Security
(U) Some Services may require registration and the use of a password and/or
user identification. Individual users are responsible for protecting the
confidentiality of passwords against unauthorized disclosure or use by another
(U) Protection of Personal Information
(U) The Privacy Act of 1974 (As Amended), Public Law 93-579, requires Federal
agencies to inform individuals when they are asked to provide personally
identifiable information. Intelink does use names, email addresses, phone
numbers, and organizational information to enable use of its Services. Posting
of, or making available, personally identifiable information protected by
the Privacy Act e.g., social security account numbers, dates of birth, is
prohibited and may violate an individuals right to privacy under the Privacy
Act (5 U.S.C. 552a).
(U) Crawling, Indexing, and Search Policy
(U) Search engine tools are typically referred to as robots, crawlers, walkers,
or spiders that use hyperlink structures of web-based content to find and
index content. Intelink search engines are the only content indexing mechanisms
authorized to crawl Intelligence Community hosts visible on Community networks.
This facilitates broad community access to shared content as well as providing
the capability address general community needs (e.g., security incidents/spills
response, bandwidth limitations).
(U) The Intelink search engine indexes HTML and non-HTML content (e.g., pdf,
word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, presentations, and text files).
The Intelink search mechanisms honor the Robots Exclusion Protocol. A
"robots.txt" files should be used to limit indexing of named directories
(e.g., private content, cgi-bin directories). Our responsibility to limit
adverse impacts from indexing is taken very seriously. Problems with Intelink
crawlers accessing community websites should be reported immediately via
email to search @ intelink.gov.
(U) Official Federal Agency Record Responsibilities
(U) Section 3101 of title 44 U.S.C. requires the head of each Federal agency
to make and preserve records containing adequate and proper documentation
of the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures and essential
transactions of the agency and designed to furnish the information necessary
to protect the legal and financial rights of the Government and of persons
directly affected by the agency's activities. Federal employees have three
basic obligations for making and keeping records of their work including
(U) Creating records needed to do the business of their agency, record decisions
and actions taken, and document activities for which they are responsible
(U) Taking care that records are kept so that information can be found when
needed. This means setting up good directories and files, and filing materials
(in whatever format) regularly and carefully in a manner that allows them
to be safely stored and efficiently retrieved when necessary
(U) Carrying out the disposition of records under their control in accordance
with agency records schedules and Federal regulations
(U) Management of record material created or used as a consequence of the
use of these Services, is the responsibility of the individual user and his/her
(U) A "cookie" is small amount of data, typically an anonymous but unique
identifier, sent to a browser by a web server and may be saved to use's computer
to facilitate convenient use of certain website features. Session cookies
are used for the duration of a session connection with the visited website.
Session cookies are typically deleted at the end of a browsing session --
when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are saved to a user's computer
to allow recognition of a user and/or their preferences the next time the
user visits the same website.
(U) Some Services features use persistent cookies to provide seamless navigation
and recognition of user preferences previously set by the user. Web browsers
allow a user to configure how cookies behave -- allow/disallow or control
allowed by the browser.
(U) Copyrights, Intellectual Property, and Commercial Content
(U) Generally, materials produced by Federal agencies are in the public domain
and may be reproduced without permission. However, not all content provided
via Intelink is in the public domain. Some content is licensed or obtained
from individuals, organizations, or commercial entities and may be subject
to restrictions on use.
(U) Some Services may contain commercial content (e.g., Janes) licensed by
the United States Government under specific license agreements that govern
its use. Reproduction or redistribution of commercial or licensed content
is prohibited by copyright/intellectual property laws, and may result in
civil and criminal penalties. You may consult our staff for details on specific
items. We will be able to refer you to our content providers, but may not
be able to confirm the copyright status of specific items.
(U) Images and other material used on Intelink systems which are in the public
domain may be used without restriction. Some material on Intelink systems
have been obtained from other agencies. Permission to use these materials
should be obtained directly from those agencies/organizations.
(U) Personally created and posted content on Intelink systems does not create
any right, benefit, privilege, or equity on behalf of the individual.
(U) Availability of Public Domain or Open Source Software
(U) Public domain or open source software may be made available on Intelink
systems for the convenience of the user community when deemed appropriate
and consistent with the objectives for which these Services are provided.
The availability of the these resources does not constitute or imply its
endorsement, recommendation, suitability determination for any purpose, or
favoring by the United States Government. Verification and compliance with
any licensing requirements is the exclusive responsibility of the user and
organization using any software made available via Intelink. Your organizational
or local policy requirements or restrictions may also apply to the use of
such software. Continued availability of any or all these resources is subject
to the exclusive discretion of ISMC management.
(U) Disclaimer of Endorsement
(U) Reference to, or identification of, any specific commercial products,
process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise,
on any Intelink systems does not constitute or imply its endorsement,
recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. Neither the
United States Government nor any of its employees, makes any warranty, expressed
or implied, including merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose,
or assumes any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness,
or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed,
or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.
Revision Date - June 2012