Mission, Vision & Values

Mission, Vision & Values

The core mission of the ODNI is to lead the IC in intelligence integration, forging a community that delivers the most insightful intelligence possible. That means effectively operating as one team: synchronizing collection, analysis and counterintelligence so that they are fused. This integration is the key to ensuring national policymakers receive timely and accurate analysis from the IC to make educated decisions.


Lead the Intelligence Community by driving integration, collaboration, and innovation under a shared vision that advances national security priorities and embodies our nation's democratic principles and values.


A world made more secure and prosperous through unparalleled, integrated intelligence.



  • We lead boldly and act decisively
  • We focus on what is important
  • We seek and retain the best talent
  • We serve the American people and ensure every resource we direct results in value to the Nation


  • We innovate, imagine, seek out, and pursue new possibilities
  • We speak truth to power
  • We consider all aspects of risk
  • We anticipate, embrace, and drive change


  • We promote and foster diversity and an environment of inclusion
  • We treat everyone fairly and with dignity
  • We act in humility, seeking candid opinions and embracing differences of thought
  • We exercise transparency without jeopardizing intelligence capabilities


  • We protect and defend the Constitution, and comply with the laws of the United States
  • We are honest, ethical, and trustworthy
  • We do the right thing all the time and act in objective and unbiased ways
  • We put mission before individual success