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The United States Intelligence Community consists of the intelligence agencies in the U.S. government, although other agencies sometimes carry out intelligence-related tasks. Links below lead either to the agency's website or to a LibGuide about the agency.
National Security Agency (NSA)
NSA is primarily responsible for signals intelligence (SIGINT) and cryptology. It was created in 1952 via National Security Council Directive Number 9.
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
DIA was established in 1961 under the National Security Act of 1947 to collect foreign military intelligence. It operates under the Secretary of Defense.
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
NGA manages geospatial intelligence for defense purposes. It began as the Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) in 1972. It later evolved into the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) in 1996. NIMA became NGA in 2003.
The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) conducts investigations for intelligence purposes.
Air Force Intelligence
The Twenty-Fifth Air Force, formerly Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, is the intelligence branch of the Air Force.
U.S. Space Force Intelligence
The USSF was established in 2019. Its predecessor was the Air Force Space Command.
Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
ONI was established in the 1880s to gather intelligence about foreign naval technology and developments. It collects strategic maritime intelligence.
Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA)
MCIA supports intelligence gathering in the Marine Corps.
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
NRO, established in 1962, obtains and analyzes signals intelligence and imagery from spy satellites.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
The CIA was established in 1947 following World War II. It conducts clandestine operations and gathers intelligence in foreign countries.
Federal Bureau of Investigation National Security Branch
The NSB, established in 2005, integrates the FBI's national security components.
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
DEA gathers intelligence in support of its mission to enforce controlled drug laws and regulations.
State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR)
INR, part of the State Department, analyzes foreign events, public opinion, and media to inform foreign policy.
Treasury Department Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA)
The Treasury Department's OIA provides intelligence and analysis related to financial transactions.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence & Analysis
DHS was established in 2003. Its Office of Intelligence and Analysis is a conduit for sharing intelligence with state and local law enforcement.
Coast Guard Intelligence and Criminal Investigations Enterprise
The USCG collects intelligence related to its mission to safeguard port facilities and conduct maritime law enforcement.
Department of Energy Office of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence
The Department of Energy's IN focuses on nuclear terrorism threats and nuclear nonproliferation.
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