Threat Assessments


The foundation of all counterintelligence (CI) work is the study of foreign intelligence entities (FIE) — to understand their behavior— how they define and carry out their missions.


NCSC produces the National Threat Identification and Prioritization Assessment (NTIPA) which informs policy makers and senior officials with CI responsibilities on current and emerging foreign intelligence threats that could seriously damage US national security.


The National Intelligence Priority Framework (NIPF) reflects customers’ priorities for national intelligence support and ensures that enduring and emerging intelligence issues are addressed.