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Frequently Asked Questions

Part 1: About the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

  1. When was ODNI Established?
  2. Who is the head of the ODNI?
  3. What does the DNI do?
  4. Who oversees the ODNI?
  5. What is the significance of the ODNI seal?
  6. Is the ODNI part of the CIA?
  7. What is the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA)?
  8. Does the ODNI offer tours?

Part 2: About the Intelligence Community

  1. What is the intelligence community (IC)?
  2. Who are the members of the US IC?
  3. What is the vision and mission of the IC?
  4. What does the IC protect the United States against?
  5. How is intelligence collected?
  6. What is counterintelligence?

Part 3: Employment at ODNI

  1. Who works for ODNI?
  2. How do I become an ODNI employee?
  3. What are the application prerequisites?
  4. Does the ODNI offer internships?
  5. Can I volunteer to work at ODNI?
  6. How long is the typical application process?
  7. How long does the security clearance process take?
  8. Where can I learn more about ODNI and IC jobs?

Part 4: About this Website

  1. What is RSS?
  2. How can I use RSS?
  3. Where can I get an RSS reader?
  4. What are the ODNI RSS terms of use?
  5. Can I use Director of National Intelligence News Feeds on my website?
  6. What are ODNI's Privacy Act policies?

Part 5: General Questions

  1. What is the mailing address for the ODNI?Does the ODNI release information to the public?
  2. How do I submit a FOIA/Privacy Act request?
  3. Whom may I contact if I would like to invite someone to speak to my organization about the ODNI and/or Intelligence Community?
  4. Whom do I contact to report a crime or suspected terrorist activity?
  5. Whom should I call if I have a question that is not answered here?

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