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Seventeen separate organizations unite to form the Intelligence Community (IC). Each member agency operates under its own directive, yet they are all dedicated to the defense of our country and national security. You can explore intelligence career opportunities with any of our members by visiting their websites, which are listed at the end of each description.

Central Intelligence Agency

The primary mission of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is to collect, analyze, evaluate, and disseminate foreign intelligence. This intelligence aids government policy makers in making national security and defense decisions. The CIA does not make policy recommendations. For CIA employment information and current job opportunities, visit www.cia.gov.

Department of Energy, Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence

The Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for United States (U.S.) energy policy and nuclear safety. They provide timely technical intelligence analysis on all aspects of foreign nuclear weapons, nuclear materials and energy issues worldwide. For DOE employment information and current job opportunities, visit www.energy.gov.

Department of Homeland Security, Intelligence and Analysis

The mission of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis is to equip the Homeland Security Enterprise with the intelligence and information it needs to keep the Homeland safe, secure, and resilient. For DHS employment information and current job opportunities, visit www.dhs.gov.

Department of State, Intelligence and Research

The Department of State (DOS) handles intelligence analysis, policy, and coordination of intelligence activities in support of diplomacy. They provide a wide range of intelligence support to the Secretary of State and other policymakers, ambassadors, special negotiators, country directors and desk officers. The DOS is the Secretary of State’s principal adviser on all intelligence matters. For DOS employment information and current job opportunities, visit www.state.gov.

Department of Treasury, Office of Intelligence and Analysis

The Department of Treasury (DOT) advises policymakers on domestic and international financial, monetary, economic, trade and tax policy. They also provide focused intelligence support to Treasury officials on the full range of economic, political and security issues. For Treasury employment information and current job opportunities, visit www.treasury.gov.

Defense Intelligence Agency

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is one of four major intelligence agencies that make up the Department of Defense. The DIA produces and manages foreign military intelligence. They provide assessments of foreign military intentions and capabilities to U.S. military commanders and civilian policymakers. The DIA performs five core intelligence functions: human intelligence collection, all-source analysis, counterintelligence, technical intelligence collection, and document and media management. For DIA employment information and current job opportunities, visit www.dia.mil.

Drug Enforcement Administration

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is responsible for enforcing federal controlled substances laws and regulations. The DEA shares any drug-related intelligence with the IC that is acquired while executing their drug enforcement duties. For DEA employment information and current job opportunities, visit www.dea.gov.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is an intelligence and law enforcement agency tasked with understanding threats to our national security and penetrating national, as well as transnational, networks that wish to and are capable of harming the U.S. They focus on terrorist organizations, foreign intelligence services, weapons proliferators, and criminal enterprises. For FBI employment information and current job opportunities, visit www.fbijobs.gov.

National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) is one of four major intelligence agencies that make up the Department of Defense. The NGA collects and generates information about the Earth, which is used for navigation, national security, U.S. military operations, and humanitarian aid efforts. For NGA employment information and current job opportunities, visit www.nga.mil.

National Reconnaissance Office

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is one of four major intelligence agencies that make up the Department of Defense and is staffed by detailees from CIA, the Air Force and other IC agencies and elements. The NRO is our nation’s eyes and ears in space. They design, build, and operate the nation’s signals and imagery reconnaissance satellites. Information from these satellites is used to warn of potential foreign military aggression, monitor weapons programs, enforce arms control and environmental treaties, and assess the impact of natural and manmade disasters. For information on the NRO visit www.nro.gov.

National Security Agency

The National Security Agency (NSA) is one of four major intelligence agencies that make up the Department of Defense. They are our nation’s cryptologic organization charged with protecting the government’s information systems and producing foreign signals intelligence information. Their work includes cryptanalysis, cryptography, mathematics, computer science, and foreign language analysis. For NSA employment information and current job opportunities, visit www.nsa.gov.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) was established in 2004 to manage the extensive efforts of the IC. The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) heads up the ODNI and serves as the principal advisor to the President, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council. The DNI also coordinates intelligence matters related to the Department of Defense with the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. The ODNI’s focus is to promote a more integrated and collaborative IC. For ODNI employment information and current job opportunities, visit www.odni.gov.

U.S. Air Force, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

The U.S. Air Force intelligence staff conducts surveillance and reconnaissance to provide a tactical advantage to our troops. For Air Force employment information and current job opportunities, visit www.af.mil.

U.S. Army, Army Military Intelligence

Army intelligence staff supplies relevant and timely information, pertaining to ground troops and movements, to Army and other military personnel at all levels. For Army employment information and current job opportunities, visit www.army.mil.

U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Intelligence

The Coast Guard is now part of DHS and deals with information relating to maritime security and homeland defense. Their missions include port security, search and rescue, maritime safety, counter-narcotics, and alien migration interdiction. For Coast Guard employment information and current job opportunities, visit www.uscg.mil.

U.S. Marine Corps, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity

Marine Corps Intelligence staff is responsible for intelligence, counterintelligence, terrorism, classified information, security review, and cryptologic activities. For Marine Corps employment information and current job opportunities, visit www.hqmc.marines.mil/intelligence.

U.S. Navy, Naval Intelligence

Established in 1882, Naval Intelligence is America's longest continuously operating intelligence service. The mission of Naval Intelligence is to create a decisive, warfighting advantage through accurate and timely warning of enemy capability, location and intent. Naval Intelligence professionals are deployed worldwide with operational Navy forces and Department of Defense elements, as well as at the Office of Naval Intelligence and Navy headquarters in the Pentagon. For information on current civilian job openings in Naval Intelligence, visit www.usajobs.gov, keyword "Naval Intelligence".

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