Intelligence In The Intelligence Community

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Register to read the introduction… Within the IC there are 16 separate member organizations, with each falling within or under one of the following groups: independent intelligence agencies, military intelligence, and civilian intelligence and analysis offices within federal executive departments. Within this maze there is a direct line of authority and a line of coordination connecting these elements into a manageable soup. The Director of National Intelligence (DNI), who reports to the President of the United States, leads the IC. Although this office is not listed as a member of the Intelligence Community, the DNI exerts leadership of the IC primarily through the statutory authorities under which he: Controls the National Intelligence program budget; Establishes objectives, priorities, and guidance for the IC; Manages and directs the tasking of, collection, analysis, production, and dissemination of national intelligence by elements of the IC. However, the DNI has no authority to direct and control any element of the IC except his own …show more content…
policymakers; Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) a principal member of the IC who’s, mission is to provide timely, objective all-source military intelligence to policymakers to U.S. Armed Forces around the world; Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) a threat-based, intelligence driven national security organization that protects the U.S. from critical threats while safeguarding civil liberties. As both a component of the Department of Justice and a full member of the U.S. IC, the FBI serves as a vital link between intelligence and law enforcement communities; National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is a Department of Defense combat support agency and a member of the national IC, NGA develops imagery and map-based intelligence solutions for U.S. national defense, homeland security and safety of navigation; National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is considered the nations eyes and ears in space, the NRO is a joint organization with a workforce that includes personnel assigned primarily from the Air Force, CIA, and the Navy. However, the other uniformed services and other elements of the DoD and the IC are also represented to engage in research and development; National Security Agency (NSA) who’s area of expertise include cryptanalysis, cryptography, mathematics, computer science, and foreign

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