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65 STAT.]

PUBLIC LAW 248—OCT. 31, 1951

"SEC. 21a. Section 708 of Title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: "This section shall not make unlawful the use of any such design or insignia which was lawful on August 31, 1948." SEC. 22. The eighth paragraph of section 709 of Title 18, United States Code is amended to read as follows: "Whoever uses as a firm or business name the words 'Federal Housing', 'National Housing' or 'Public Housing Administration' or any combination or variation of those words alone or with other words reasonably calculated to convey the false impression that such name or business has some connection with, or authorization from, the Federal Housing Administration, the Public Housing Administration, the Government of the United States or any agency thereof, which does not in fact exist, or falsely advertises by any device whatsoever that any project, business or product has been in any way indorsed, authorized or approved by the Federal Housing Administration, the Public Housing Administration, the Government of the United States or any agency thereof; or". SEC. 23. The analysis of Chapter 37 of Title 18, United States Code, immediately preceding section 791 of such title, is amended by inserting at the end of such analysis, immediately under item 797, the following new item: "798. Disclosure of classified information.". SEC. 24. (a) Title 18 of the United States Code is further amended b j inserting in Chapter 37 of such title, immediately following section 797 of such title, the following new section:

    • § 798. Disclosure of Classified Information

" (a) Whoever knowingly and willfully communicates, furnishes, transmits, or otherwise makes available to an unauthorized person, or publishes, or uses in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit of any foreign government to the detriment of the United States any classified information— "(1) concerning the nature, preparation, or use of any code, cipher, or cryptographic system of the United States or any foreign government; or " (2) concerning the design, construction, use, maintenance, or repair of any device, apparatus, or appliance used or prepared or planned for use by the United States or any foreign government for cryptographic or communication intelligence purposes; or "(3) concerning the communication intelligence activities of the United States or any foreign government; or "(4) obtained by the processes of communication intelligence from the communications of any foreign government, knowing the same to have been obtained by such processes— "Shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both. " (b) As used in subsection (a) of this section— "The term 'classified information' means information which, at the time of a violation of this section, is, for reasons of national security, specifically designated by a United States Government Agency for limited or restricted dissemination or distribution; "The terms 'code,' 'cipher,' and 'cryptographic system' include in their meanings, in addition to their usual meanings, any method of secret writing and any mechanical or electrical device or method used for the purpose of disguising or concealing the contents, significance, or meanings of communications; "The term 'foreign government' includes in its meaning any person or persons acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of any faction, party, department, agency, bureau, or military force of or within a 76100 O - 52 (PT. I) - 48-