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The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 established the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to "...act as the principal advisor to the President, to the National Security Council, and to the Homeland Security Council for intelligence matters related to the national security." In so doing, the DNI is authorized by the Act to "...prescribe, in consultation with the heads of other agencies or elements of the intelligence community, and the heads of their respective departments, personnel policies and programs applicable to the intelligence community" that enhance and ensure the effective conduct of our Nation's intelligence activities. The Act includes a number of specific responsibilities in this area. They are to:

 

 

In addition, the President's Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States with respect to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD Commission) made several specific recommendations as to how the DNI should exercise this broad statutory authority. The President has accepted these recommendations, and in so doing, the DNI is charged with the following human resource recommendations:

Based on these recommendations and the National Intelligence Strategy, the DNI will enhance integration within the Community by implementing joint IC duty assignments.

Joint Duty Service: IC Civilian Joint Duty Service Award

 

jdpin2The Director of National Intelligence has established the National Intelligence Joint Duty Service Lapel Button. This award recognizes those IC employees who have completed an IC civilian joint duty assignment in accordance with Intelligence Community Policy Guidance (ICPG) 601.01, Intelligence Community Civilian Joint Duty Program Implementing Instructions. The lapel button was designed by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Heraldry.

 

DESCRIPTION: A gold color medal 5/8 inches (1.59 cm) in diameter overall consisting of a heraldic rose bearing a purple disk charged with a compass rose of eight points, all encircled except for top by a gold wreath.

 

SYMBOLISM: The heraldic rose, symbol of secrecy and confidence, refers to "Sub Rosa" which is Latin for "under the rose." It has been a traditional symbol to describe something to be kept secret and not repeated anywhere. The compass rose at the center on a globe, represents the world wide mission of the organization. The purple is associated with Joint Duty Service. The laurel wreath is emblematic of excellence and high ideals.