Essay on The Intelligence Of Intelligence And Intelligence

1127 Words Aug 31st, 2015 5 Pages
The intelligence process/piece when it comes to homeland security is a vital component to identifying, deterring and keeping the homeland safe. Without intelligence it would be very hard to assess the threats and know what actions to take to prevent such incidents whether it be international or domestic terrorists attacks. There are many different facets of the complex intelligence gathering and support process. There will a room for improvement in everything we do as a Nation, especially when it comes to the protection of the homeland. The Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper said, “effective information sharing enables better collection, better analysis, and better support to users of intelligence, and intelligence integration depends on an Intelligence Community (IC) that understands its responsibility to share and safeguard information through risk-managed approaches. It is imperative that we sharpen our focus on efforts to make information sharing a fundamental trait of the IC. In doing so, we must harmonize initiatives and activities, establish priorities, and measure results.” (
The U.S. Intelligence Community is a coalition of 17 agencies and organizations, including the ODNI, within the Executive Branch that work both independently and collaboratively to gather and analyze the intelligence necessary to conduct foreign relations and national security activities. ( There are multiple members that make up the IC, for example all for…

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