Last month, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence published a paper describing certain key roles and relationships that characterize efforts by members of the U.S. Intelligence Community and other government entities. The paper does not purport to describe the specific laws, policies, safeguards, or operations relating to each agency’s activities, nor does it make recommendations for change. Instead, it serves to further collaborative efforts.
The intelligence community and federal, state, local, tribal and territorial government organizations engage with one another and their partners in the private sector to carry out the shared mission of protecting the homeland. The paper strives to foster an important national dialogue that will promote a better understanding of how the intelligence community engages with key partners in this domestic enterprise and supports the holistic ideals articulated by the Director of National intelligence.
According to former Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, “We need to deal with the realities of globalization – the blurring these days of foreign and domestic matters. Because when threats like terrorism and international organized crime transcend borders, it’s critical that we think holistically about intelligence. But we’re also a people who – Constitutionally and culturally – attach a high premium to our personal freedoms and our personal privacy.”
For more information on this paper, please follow the link below.
Domestic Approach to National Intelligence, Office of the Director of National Intelligence