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The intelligence offices/agencies, however, participate in Intelligence Community activities and serve to support the other efforts of their departments.
The State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) is one of the smaller components of the Intelligence Community but is widely recognized for the high quality of its analysis.
INR is strictly an analytical agency; diplomatic reporting from embassies, though highly useful to intelligence analysts, is not considered an intelligence function (nor is it budgeted as one).
www.intelligence.gov /1-members.shtml   (614 words)

  Israeli Intelligence Community - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Israeli Intelligence Community (Hebrew: קהילת המודיעין הישראלית) is the designation given to the complex of organizations responsible for intelligence collection, dissemination, and research for the State of Israel.
Parliamentary supervision over the Intelligence Community is undertaken by the Subcommittee for Intelligence and Secret Services, a subcommittee of the Security and Foreign Affairs Committee, which supervises the entire Israeli Security Forces.
Aman: its jurisdiction is to consist primarily of "military intelligence" - alerting the political leadership and the security arms to the possibility of war and estimating the means of the enemy, and identifying prospective targets during a war or a limited military conflict.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Israeli_Intelligence_Community   (921 words)

 United States Intelligence Community - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Intelligence Community is a cooperative federation of sixteen United States government agencies and organizations that work separately and together to conduct intelligence activities considered "necessary" for the conduct of foreign relations and the protection of the national security of the United States.
The Community is led by the Director of National Intelligence whose Office is not listed by the Community as a member.
Though the Intelligence Community characterizes itself as a "federation" of its member elements, its overall structure is better characterized as a confederation due to its lack of a well-defined, unified leadership and governance structure.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Intelligence_Community   (735 words)

 The Evolution of the U.S. Intelligence Community-An Historical Overview
This significant naval intelligence capability, on par with the British and Polish decryption of the German code, allowed the Americans to defeat the Japanese at the Battle of Midway and to countermeasure the Japanese during the rest of the war in the Pacific.
In July 1961, the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board proposed to the President that the DCI be separated from the CIA and head-up an Office of Coordination in the White House.
While the organization of the Intelligence Community remained stable during the decade, it was a period of burgeoning growth and activity.
www.access.gpo.gov /intelligence/int/int022.html   (11048 words)

 Negroponte Pledges Reform of Intelligence Community
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence should be a catalyst for focusing on the hardest, most important questions and making it possible for very good people to outperform their individual talents by drawing on the nation's investment in intelligence as a whole.
Our Intelligence Community is already alert to this fact, but now is the time to pick up the pace, mirroring the agility and adaptability of entrepreneurs around the globe.
Some argue that there are three intelligence communities, not one: A military intelligence community centered on the Department of Defense, a foreign intelligence community centered on the CIA, and a domestic intelligence community centered on the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security and the FBI.
www.iwar.org.uk /news-archive/2005/04-12-8.htm   (1994 words)

 Intelligence community 'needs reform' - Breaking News - National - Breaking News
Australia's intelligence community is inward looking, unable to use the new technology available to it and increasingly unable to "read the tea leaves" of the region, a former top spy believes.
Sandy Gordon, former head of intelligence within the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and an analyst in the Office of National Assessments (ONA), said the September 11 terror attacks had forced a substantial refocusing of the US intelligence community.
He said that was illustrated by key intelligence failings in the 1997 Sandline crisis where PNG proposed to hire a mercenary firm to deal with rebels on Bougainville.
theage.com.au /news/NATIONAL/Intelligence-community-needs-reform/2005/11/29/1133026459072.html   (566 words)

 Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence : Intelligence Website
The position of National Intelligence Officer for Terrorism should be created on the National Intelligence Council and a highly qualified individual appointed to prepare intelligence estimates on terrorism for the use of Congress and policymakers in the Executive Branch and to assist the Intelligence Community in developing a program for strategic analysis and assessments.
Given the absence of any substantial efforts within the Intelligence Community to impose accountability in relation to the events of September 11, 2001, the Director of Central Intelligence and the heads of Intelligence Community agencies should require that measures designed to ensure accountability are implemented throughout the Community.
The Intelligence Community, and particularly the FBI and the CIA, should aggressively address the possibility that foreign governments are providing support to or are involved in terrorist activity targeting the United States and U.S. interests.
intelligence.house.gov /CaseStudies.aspx?Section=12   (3249 words)

 Intelligence Community - dKosopedia
The Intelligence Community is generally understood as a "feel good" public relations term coined to describe the multiple United States executive branch agencies within the federal government which are responsible for foreign and domestic intelligence, military planning, and espionage.
The Intelligence Community was established to provide a direct method for the United States' disparate intelligence agencies to share data, coordinate activities and eliminate redundancy.
The structure of the Intelligence Community was altered significantly by the passage of intelligence reform legislation in December 2004.
www.dkosopedia.com /wiki/Intelligence_Community   (516 words)

The DNI is charged primarily with developing the overall intelligence budget, setting priorities for the 16 intelligence agencies, and performing joint planning for counterterrorism operations for the 16 intelligence agencies.
Reporting to the DNI besides the 16 intelligence agencies are the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), which is staffed by terrorism experts from the CIA, FBI, and the Pentagon; the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board; and the National Counter Proliferation Center.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)- The CIA's major intelligence responsibilities are (1) to clandestinely collect foreign intelligence, (2) to conduct counterintelligence and counterterrorism activities related to foreign intelligence and national security matters, and (3) to develop the necessary technical collection systems required for carrying out the (1) and (2) responsibilities.
www.angelfire.com /hi/IntellCommunity   (1389 words)

 Defense officials oppose overhaul of intelligence community (4/7/04)
The chief of Pentagon intelligence agencies argued Wednesday against the creation of a national director of intelligence post, saying such a move would hurt the government's intelligence community overall.
The fact that defense officials oppose creating an office of domestic intelligence outside the Pentagon's purview should not be surprising, said Mel Goodman, a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and professor at the National War College in Washington.
The proposal for creating a director of national intelligence was proposed last year by the joint congressional committee that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks, and before that by Brent Scowcroft, former national security adviser, in his role as chairman of President Bush's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.
www.govexec.com /dailyfed/0404/040704c1.htm   (527 words)

 Intelligence Community - SourceWatch
Army Intelligence and Security Command - organized on January 1, 1977 as a combination of the US Army Security Agency (USASA), the US Army Intelligence Agency (USAINTA), and a number of different intelligence production agencies, most of which had been under the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (ACSI) for direct control.
Maritime intelligence includes the technical and operational intelligence needed to support training and equipping of the nation's seagoing forces as well as the detailed tracking and evaluation of civil maritime shipping.
Air Intelligence Agency - created in 1948 as the The United States Air Force Security Service, the USAFSS evolved into the Air Force Intelligence Comman in 1991 and the AIA in 1993.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Intelligence_Community   (993 words)

 Online NewsHour: Resignations Mark Power Struggle Within CIA -- November 15, 2004
Senators discuss a newly released Senate Intelligence Committee report critical of the CIA and other intelligence agencies for their pre-Iraq war intelligence.
But the fact of the matter is that he has vast experience in the intelligence community both from a legislative standpoint, as well as having been a former -- or being a former CIA operative himself.
On the Senate Intelligence Committee, as well as the House Intelligence Committee, we have frequent contact with CIA personnel, both at the field level as well as at the headquarters level.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/fedagencies/july-dec04/cia_11-15.html   (2320 words)

 CNN.com - Report: Iraq intelligence 'dead wrong' - Apr 1, 2005
The panel also determined the intelligence community was "dead wrong" in its assessments of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction capabilities before the U.S. invasion.
After the intelligence failures in Iraq, Bush appointed the nine-member commission led by Laurence Silberman, a senior federal appellate court judge and a Republican who was in the Nixon and Ford administrations, and former Sen. and Virginia Gov. Chuck Robb, a Democrat.
The commission recommended establishing: a National Counterproliferation Center to oversee intelligence on nuclear, biological and chemical weapons; a new human intelligence directorate in the CIA; and mission managers to coordinate analysis on specific topics across the entire intelligence community.
www.cnn.com /2005/POLITICS/03/31/intel.report/index.html   (1043 words)

 Defense: Revitalizing National Defense
According to our intelligence community, Abd al-Hadi had been a senior advisor to bin Laden and served as his top commander in Afghanistan.
Our intelligence community reports that bin Laden then tasked one of his top terrorist operatives, Hamza Rabia to send Zarqawi a briefing on al Qaeda’s external operations, including information about operations against the American homeland. 
Our intelligence community reports that a senior al Qaeda leader, Abu Faraj al-Libi  went further and suggested that bin Laden actually send Rabia to Iraq to help plan external operations.  Abu Faraj later speculated that if this effort proved successful, al Qaeda might one day prepare the majority of its external operations from Iraq. 
www.whitehouse.gov /infocus/defense   (2741 words)

 United States Intelligence Community
This comprehensive treatment of intelligence reform issues was prepared by former CIA analyst John A. Gentry for submission to the Congressional intelligence committees and the Aspin Commission on Intelligence Roles and Missions.
Intelligence activities are conducted by numerous departments, agencies, and bureaus within the executive branch of the government.
The NMIA was formed in 1974 as an organization to network intelligence professionals in the Military Services, the Intelligence Agencies and Offices of the U.S. Government and Congress, within which they can share and exchange ideas for their individual professional enhancement and the good of the entire Intelligence Community.
www.columbia.edu /cu/lweb/indiv/lehman/guides/intell.html   (5805 words)

 What's Your Brand Mantra?: Community intelligence
Act Three is “social” or “community” searching, where the results are improved based on the successes of other people’s searches for the same information.
LegoFactory is another great exampleof community intelligence and co-creation that I've talked about before.
Until there are firmer standards on code sharing, integration of those code components together, and large number of folks willing to supply their time and effort to creating a product for free rather than having free time (or a paying job), I think that Microsoft executives and stockholders can rest easy at night.
brand.blogs.com /mantra/2005/12/community_intel.html   (1508 words)

 The New Yorker: Fact
Shulsky has been quietly working on intelligence and foreign-policy issues for three decades; he was on the staff of the Senate Intelligence Com-mittee in the early nineteen-eighties and served in the Pentagon under Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard Perle during the Reagan Administration, after which he joined the Rand Corporation.
If you’ve ever worked with intelligence data, you can see the ingrained views at C.I.A. that color the way it sees data.” The goal of Special Plans, he said, was “to put the data under the microscope to reveal what the intelligence community can’t see.
The former intelligence official went on, “One of the reasons I left was my sense that they were using the intelligence from the C.I.A. and other agencies only when it fit their agenda.
www.newyorker.com /fact/content/?030512fa_fact   (4583 words)

 Amazon.com: The U.S. Intelligence Community Fourth Edition: Books: Jeffrey T. Richelson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
-The discussions of challenges facing the U.S. intelligence community post Cold War (but pre-9/11; belay that, many of the issues addressed are still challenges that have not been resolved, just set to one side in the pursuit of the global war on terror).
Over all, 'The U.S. Intelligence Community' is out of date for descriptions of the current establishment and much of the technology, but is pretty darn good for processes and some of the big concepts.
For anyone who needs a reference guide to the organizational structure as well as the operations of the intelligence community, this is the book.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0813368936?v=glance   (1391 words)

 Community Co-Intelligence
On this site the word "community" usually refers to a community of place, a local geographical community -- an intentional community, a neighborhood, a town, a city, or a close-knit region.
Since "a whole is greater than the sum of its parts," every community has system characteristics and dynamics that have a life of their own, above and beyond the actions of the individual community members.
A community is a living system that can be healthy or unhealthy, collectively intelligent or not, wise or foolish.
www.co-intelligence.org /CommunityCI.html   (147 words)

 11-18-2005 - Levin and Reed Compare Bush Administration Statements with Intelligence Community Statements on Pre-War ...
WASHINGTON – Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) said today that the Bush Administration’s pattern of misleading statements about pre-war Iraq intelligence continues, and released a collection of statements made by Administration officials before the war regarding Iraq, contrasted with what the Intelligence Community believed to be true at the time.
Before the war, the classified Intelligence Community position did not support Bush Administration statements that there was a cooperative relationship between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda.
“In INR 's [State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research] view Iraq's efforts to acquire aluminum tubes is central to the argument that Baghdad is reconstituting its nuclear weapons program, but INR is not persuaded that the tubes in question are intended for use as centrifuge rotors.
levin.senate.gov /newsroom/release.cfm?id=249087   (1716 words)

 Community Co-Intelligence
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Community Partnership Toolkit for building and maintaining partnerships to strengthen communities describes ten partnership building tools and highlights how these tools were used in ten communities.
There's a practice called consensus organizing, in which community organizers learn all they can about the "downtown interests" (the local powerholders) and about the community and its grassroots leaders.
The downtown interests and grassroots community leaders often oppose each other and tell themselves and their associates stereotyped stories in which their opponent plays an ineffective or malevolent role.
www.co-intelligence.org /CIPol_communityCI.html   (1103 words)

 Intelligence Community Website
Welcome to intelligence.gov.uk which is intended to help explain the national intelligence machinery in the United Kingdom.
From here you will be able to get an overview of the provision of intelligence in support of Government and law enforcement, including how the various intelligence and security agencies work together, as well as being able to connect to their individual websites which set out specific roles and responsibilities.
This site reflects the UK Government's desire to be as open as possible about intelligence matters, while recognising the constraints imposed by national security.
www.intelligence.gov.uk   (229 words)

 ITtoolbox Business Intelligence Knowledge Base
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 Negroponte Pledges Reform of Intelligence Community
Members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence frequently referred to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
and the faulty pre-war assessment of Iraq’s weapons programs as senators sought assurances that such intelligence failures would not be repeated under Negroponte’s leadership.
Negroponte praised those who work in U.S. intelligence as “talented, patriotic Americans … our first line of defense” and noted that Air Force Lieutenant General Michael Hayden, nominated by President Bush to be the principal deputy director for national intelligence, would bring “great insight, wisdom and experience” to their work.
usinfo.state.gov /xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2005&m=April&x=20050412180741frllehctim0.7142298&t=livefeeds/wf-latest.html   (2009 words)

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