Public trust is essential to the IC’s mission. It enables the IC to act within the full scope of its authorities, obtain new authorities as appropriate, and earn the cooperation of key partners. CLPT helps ensure that the IC conducts itself in a manner that gives the American people confidence that it is pursuing its vital security mission in a manner that exemplifies American values. The IC must protect civil liberties and privacy while providing appropriate transparency.


In addition, CLPT champions the Principles of Professional Ethics for the IC: Mission, Truth, Lawfulness, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence and Diversity. These are the fundamental ethical principles that unite  professionals across agencies and functions. These principles also distinguish the intelligence profession from