Office of the Director of National Intelligence Overview
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), headed by the Director of National Intelligence, is the lead federal agency for Intelligence Community (IC) integration. ODNI ensures that the modern IC delivers cogent information to decision makers across the nation. The agency’s vision is to ensure that the United States is ultimately safer and more secure due to integration across the IC.
The ISE liaises with units across the ODNI in order to ensure effective information sharing and standards setting for governance, procurement, and stakeholder engagement. The goals of the DNI include, but are not limited to:
- Integrate intelligence analysis and collection to inform decisions made from the White House to the foxhole.
- Drive responsible and secure information-sharing.
- Set strategic direction and priorities for national intelligence resources and capabilities.
- Develop and implement Unifying Intelligence Strategies across regional and functional portfolios.
- Strengthen partnerships to enrich intelligence.
- Advance cutting-edge capabilities to provide global intelligence advantage.
- Promote a diverse, highly-skilled intelligence workforce that reflects the strength of America.
- Align management practices to best serve the Intelligence Community.
National Counterterrorism Center
The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) serves as the primary organization in the U.S. government for integrating and analyzing all intelligence pertaining to terrorism abroad. The agency also serves as the central and shared knowledge bank on terrorism information, provides all-source intelligence support to government-wide counterterrorism activities, and establishes the information technology (IT) systems and architectures within the NCTC and between the NCTC and other agencies that enable access to, as well as integration, dissemination, and use of, terrorism information.
NCTC’s mission is similar to the PM-ISE’s, in that both organizations strive to support environments for information sharing and national security. To learn more about NCTC’s efforts, look through the following resources: