U.S. flag   An official website of the United States government
Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Https

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock (Dot gov) or https:// means you've safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

A  |  B  |  C  |  D  |  E  |  F  |  G  |  H  |  I  |  J  |  K  |  L  |  M  |  N  |  O  |  P  |  Q  |  R  |  S  |  T  |  U  |  V  |  W  |  X  |  Y  |  Z

intelligence community (IC)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Definition(s):

  Intelligence Community and elements of the Intelligence Community refers to: (1) The Office of the Director of National Intelligence; (2) The Central Intelligence Agency; (3) The National Security Agency; (4) The Defense Intelligence Agency; (5) The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; (6) The National Reconnaissance Office; (7) The other offices within the Department of Defense for the collection of specialized national foreign intelligence through reconnaissance programs; (8) The intelligence and counterintelligence elements of the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Marine Corps; (9) The intelligence elements of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; (10) The Office of National Security Intelligence of the Drug Enforcement Administration; (11) The Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence of the Department of Energy; (12) The Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the Department of State; (13) The Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of the Treasury; (14) The Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security; (15) The intelligence and counterintelligence elements of the Coast Guard; and (16) Such other elements of any department or agency as may be designated by the President, or designated jointly by the Director and the head of the department or agency concerned, as an element of the Intelligence Community.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 from E.O. 12333 (As amended by E.O.s 13284 (2003), 13355 (2004) and 13470 (2008))

  The term 'intelligence community' refers to the following agencies or organizations: (1) The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); (2) The National Security Agency (NSA); (3) The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA); (4) The offices within the Department of Defense for the collection of specialized national foreign intelligence through reconnaissance programs; (5) The Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the Department of State; (6) The int elligence elements of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Energy; and (7) The staff elements of the Director of Central Intelligence.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-59 under Intelligence Community from E.O. 12333

  The term 'intelligence community' refers to the following agencies or organizations: (i) The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); (ii)The National Security Agency (NSA); (iii) The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA); (iv) The offices within the Department of Defense for the collection of specialized national foreign intelligence through reconnaissance programs; (v) The Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the Department of State; (vi) The intelligence elements of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Energy; and (vii) The staff elements of the Director of Central Intelligence.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 1 Rev. 1 under Intelligence Community
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 2 Rev. 1 under Intelligence Community