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Office of the Director of National Intelligence

The Director of National Intelligence serves as the head of the Intelligence Community, overseeing and directing the implementation of the National Intelligence Program and acting as the principal advisor to the President, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council for intelligence matters related to national security.

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Working together with the Principal Deputy DNI and with the assistance of Mission Managers and Deputy Directors, the Office of the DNI's goal is to effectively integrate foreign, military and domestic intelligence in defense of the homeland and of United States interests abroad.

With this goal in mind, Congress provided the DNI with a number of authorities and duties, as outlined in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 including to:

  • Ensure that timely and objective national intelligence is provided to the President, the heads of departments and agencies of the executive branch; the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and senior military commanders; and the Congress.
  • Establish objectives and priorities for collection, analysis, production, and dissemination of national intelligence.
  • Ensure maximum availability of and access to intelligence information within the Intelligence Community.
  • Develop and ensure the execution of an annual budget for the National Intelligence program based on budget proposals provided by IC component organizations.
  • Oversee coordination of relationships with the intelligence or security services of foreign governments and international organizations.
  • Ensure the most accurate analysis of intelligence is derived from all sources to support national security needs.
  • Develop personnel policies and programs to enhance the capacity for joint operations and to facilitate staffing of community management functions.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a program management plan for acquisition of major systems, doing so jointly with the Secretary of Defense for DOD programs, that includes cost, schedule, and performance goals and program milestone criteria.

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National Counterterrorism Center - What We Do

Sunday, February 26, 2012

National Counterterrorism Center

What We Do

National Counterterrorism Center Seal NCTC serves as the primary organization in the U.S. government for integrating and analyzing all intelligence pertaining to terrorism possessed or acquired by the U.S. government (except purely domestic terrorism); serves as the central and shared knowledge bank on terrorism information; and ensures that agencies receive all-source intelligence support needed to execute their counterterrorism plans or to perform independent, alternative analysis, and receive the intelligence needed to accomplish their assigned activities.

NCTC serves as the principal advisor to the DNI on intelligence operations and analysis relating to counterterrorism, advising the DNI on how well US intelligence activities, programs, and budget proposals for counterterrorism conform to priorities established by the President.

Unique among US agencies, NCTC serves as the primary organization responsible for strategic operational planning for counterterrorism. Operating under the policy direction of the President and the National Security Council, NCTC provides interagency planning and assessments of US strategic counterterrorism programs and activities.


National Counterterrorism Center - Who We Are

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

National Counterterrorism Center

Who We Are

National Counterterrorism Center Seal One of the ODNI's three national centers, National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) was established by Presidential Executive Order in August 2004, and codified by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA). NCTC implements a key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission: “Breaking the older mold of national government organizations, this NCTC should be a center for joint operational planning and joint intelligence, staffed by personnel from the various agencies.” NCTC is staffed by personnel from multiple departments and agencies.


Lead our nation’s effort to combat terrorism at home and abroad by analyzing the threat, sharing that information with our partners, and integrating all instruments of national power to ensure unity of effort.


The nation’s indispensable source for analysis and strategic operational plans, leading the counterterrorism community by setting the standard for expertise, collaboration, and information sharing.


Integrity: We uphold the highest standards of conduct in all that we do. We follow through on promises and commitments while acting in the best interest of the nation.

Excellence: We hold ourselves to the highest standards. We strive for continuous improvement and promote innovation, creativity, and risk taking.

Leadership: We enable, motivate, and inspire each other and the counterterrorism community to accomplish the mission.

Diversity: We create an inclusive, joint work environment to leverage the breadth of expertise and perspectives from across the counterterrorism community.


NCTC Links

Saturday, April 07, 2012

NCTC Documents

Saturday, April 07, 2012

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