What We Do

Acquisition, Technology & Facilities - What We Do

The Acquisition, Technology & Facilities organization leads the Intelligence Community’s efforts to enhance the returns on investments in technology and facilities. Our mission is to deliver innovative, technology-based capabilities that solve intelligence challenges today and in the future. AT&F takes a portfolio approach to acquire capabilities now, to coordinate those that will come next, and to sponsor research that will lead to new capabilities after next.

In particular AT&F’s activities:

  • Provide continuous oversight of selected NIP acquisitions and independently assess the status of IC acquisitions and associated IC acquisition processes.
  • Enable a Community-wide perspective to be incorporated throughout the acquisition cycle and effectively integrate IC acquisition and procurement initiatives to respond to the highest priority needs and missions.
  • Champion S&T strategies and policies, inform future IC R&D investments that deliver mission superiority, and seek out the intersections between IC mission needs and the capabilities offered by emerging S&T.
  • Coordinate IC facilities activities to address and resolve priority and strategic facility issues, and to optimize investment decisions.
  • Invest across four scientific thrust areas: Anticipatory Intelligence, Analysis, Collections and Operations.