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About the Intelligence Community

Our mission

The Intelligence Community is a group of 18 federal agencies and organizations whose mission is to collect, analyze and deliver foreign intelligence and counterintelligence information to America's leaders so they can make sound decisions to protect our country. Our customers include the president, policymakers, law enforcement and the military.

Our values

We share a set of core values:

  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Ethics
  • Innovation
  • Objectivity
  • Transparency

What does the Intelligence Community do?

We focus on an ever-expanding range of issues, from terrorist financing to drug trafficking, from climate change and environmental issues to foreign technology threats and nuclear proliferation.

Why work for us?

Consistently ranked among the best places to work in the federal government, we are dedicated and passionate thinkers and doers who come from diverse backgrounds, have varied skillsets and want to make a difference for our country. We are the U.S.'s eyes and ears and we need employees, across all our agencies, with specialized knowledge and skills to protect our nation against an ever-expanding range of issues:

  • Terrorism and terrorist financing
  • Drug trafficking
  • Climate change and environmental issues
  • Foreign technology threats
  • Nuclear proliferation

How we work

We collaborate regularly to produce key intelligence products to inform policymakers and the president, using both classified and open-source information. Some, like the President's Daily Brief, are produced on a regular schedule while others, like the National Intelligence Estimates, are in response to a specific request. The president participates in this process by setting security priorities each year in the National Security Strategy.


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