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Intelligence: Intelligence Agencies
United Kingdom

Government Communications Headquarters - 'In business, knowledge is power. For GCHQ it's vastly more important. Knowledge ensures our nation's security, economic well-being and protection against serious crime. From our predecessor's code breaking triumphs in World War 2 to providing intelligence in today's climate of regional instabilities - GCHQ has a history of employing the brightest and best. The most analytical, lateral minds, working on more challenging, rewarding - and important - tasks than are available virtually anywhere else.'

The official website of the UK Security Service (MI5). The Service is responsible for protecting the UK against threats to national security. This website provides information on the current major threats to UK security and expert security advice designed to help businesses and organisations protect against them.



United States

Air Force Intelligence - The US Air Force, one of the four military services in the Department of Defense, is of course primarily concerned with the conduct of military operations, and is not (in its entirety) part of the IC. Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) resources, however, do produce intelligence both for Air Force use and for sharing across the Community, qualifying this element (the Air Force ISR resource) as an IC member.

Army Intelligence - The US Army, one of the four military services in the Department of Defense, is of course primarily concerned with the conduct of military operations, and is not (in its entirety) part of the Intelligence Community (IC). The Army’s intelligence component, however, does produce intelligence both for Army use and for sharing across the Community, qualifying it (Army Military Intelligence (MI)) as an IC member.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) - provides accurate, comprehensive, and timely foreign intelligence on national security topics to national policy and decision makers.

Coast Guard Intelligence – deals with information related to US maritime borders and Homeland Security.

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) - provides timely and objective military intelligence to warfighters, policymakers, and force planners.

Department of Energy – performs analyses of foreign nuclear weapons, nuclear non-proliferation, and energy security-related intelligence issues in support of US national security policies, programs, and objectives.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - prevents terrorist attacks within the United States, reduces America's vulnerability to terrorism, and minimizes the damage and recovers from attacks that do occur.

Department of State – deals with information affecting US foreign policy.

Department of Treasury – collects and processes information that may affect US fiscal and monetary policy.

Federal Bureau of Investigation – deals with counterespionage and data about international criminal cases.

US Intelligence Community - the IC is a federation of executive branch agencies and organizations that work separately and together to conduct intelligence activities necessary for the conduct of foreign relations and the protection of the national security of the United States.

Marine Corps Intelligence - the US Marine Corps is one of four military services in the Department of Defense. Like the other Military Services in the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Element of the Marine Corps is an Intelligence Community Member

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) – provides timely, relevant, and accurate geospatial intelligence in support of national security.

Navy Intelligence - the mission of the US Navy, one of the four military services in the Department of Defense, is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas. An integral part of this mission is Naval Intelligence, one of the members of the Intelligence Community. Established in 1882, Naval Intelligence is the oldest continuously operating US Intelligence service. Naval Intelligence personnel and products support many customers --- joint warfighter, Navy/Marine Corps operating forces, national-level agencies, and national decision-makers.

National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) - coordinates collection and analysis of information from airplane and satellite reconnaissance by the military services and the CIA.

National Security Agency (NSA) - collects and processes foreign signals intelligence information for our Nation's leaders and warfighters, and protects critical US information security systems from compromise.