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Table of Contents
                            Table of Contents
A Word from the Intelligence Community Information Sharing Executive
Intelligence Overview
	Defining and Using Intelligence
		What is the Intelligence Community?
		Intelligence Integration
		The Six Steps in the Intelligence Cycle
Intelligence Community Members
	Office of the Director of National Intelligence
		National Counterterrorism Center
		National Counterproliferation Center
		National Counterintelligence Executive
		National Intelligence Council
	Central Intelligence Agency
		The Open Source Center
	Defense Intelligence Agency
		The Underground Facilities Analysis Center
		National Media Exploitation Center
	National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
	National Reconnaissance Office
	National Security Agency
	Department of Energy
		Office of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence
	Department of Homeland Security
		Office of Intelligence and Analysis
		Fusion Centers
		Interagency Threat Assessment and Coordination Group
		Coast Guard
	Department of Justice
		Drug Enforcement Administration
			Office of National Security Intelligence
		Federal Bureau of Investigation
			National Security Branch
			Joint Terrorism Task Force
			The National Virtual Translation Center
	Department of State
		Bureau of Intelligence and Research
	Department of the Treasury
		Office of Intelligence and Analysis
		Intelligence and Security Command
		National Ground Intelligence Center
		Office of Naval Intelligence
	Air Force
	Marine Corps
		Marine Corps Intelligence Activity
Requirements, Planning, and Direction
	What Intelligence Can (and Cannot) Do
		What Intelligence Can Do
		What Intelligence Cannot Do
			Predict the Future or Know about Everything
			Violate U.S. law or the U.S. Constitution
		Who Uses U.S. Intelligence?
			Types of Customers
			Customer Segmentation
			Ways to Interact with the Intelligence Community
			Roles, Responsibilities, and Expectations of Customers
		Intelligence Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Evaluation
		Acquisition/Science and Technology: Delivering Technical Capabilities
			Major System Acquisitions
			Intelligence Community Science and Technology
			Procurement and Contracting
		Intelligence Community Requirements Processes
			ICCR Process
			DDII Requirements Process
		Collections Management Overview
		Prioritizing Intelligence Issues: The National Intelligence Priorities Framework
Collection, Processing, and Exploitation
	Sources of Intelligence
		Processing and Exploitation
Analysis, Production, and Feedback
	Analysis and Production
		Estimative Language
		Analytic Products
			Current Intelligence
			Trend Analysis
			Long-Term Assessment
			Estimative Intelligence
			Warning Intelligence
			Research Intelligence
			Scientific and Technical Intelligence
			Access to Classified Information
		Review and Release
Organizational Oversight and Information Sharing
		Joint Intelligence Community Council
		Executive Committee
		Deputy Executive Committee
		Legislative Oversight
		National Security Council
		President’s Intelligence Advisory Board
		Office of the Inspector General
		Financial Management and Oversight
		Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity
		Civil Liberties and Privacy Office
	Information Sharing
		Intelligence Community Information Sharing Executive Mission
		Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment
Careers in the Intelligence Community
	The Benefits of Working in the IC
	Glossary of Terms
	Acronyms and Abbreviations
	Laws and Policies Governing the IC
		Office of the Director of National Intelligence Office of General Counsel Legal Reference Book
	Subject Index
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adjusts the collection plan to reflect the plan of
operations, including the integration of specific
reconnaissance requirements. Requirements
are translated into collection-mission tasking
orders, which are directed to the asset manager,
who is responsible for execution of the orders.

The asset manager chooses the equipment,
platform, and personnel to perform the assigned
mission based on such considerations as
maintenance schedules, training, and experience.
The operations planner provides availability
and asset location information, while the asset
manager provides data related to operational
constraints and timeliness of operations.

Exploitation of collected information at the tactical
level is closely associated with management of
collection assets and resources. The operational
staff with collection capabilities also controls
sensor-specific processing, exploitation, and
analysis equipment. The asset manager who
is responsible for executing the collection
operation also controls the operation of the
exploitation element. As such, exploitation
is as much a part of the COM function as are
mission planning and asset management.

Prioritizing Intelligence Issues: The
National Intelligence Priorities Framework
The National Intelligence Priorities Framework
(NIPF) is the DNI’s guidance to the IC on the
national intelligence priorities approved by
the President.

The NIPF is the DNI’s sole mechanism for
establishing national intelligence priorities.
The NIPF consists of:

■ Intelligence topics reviewed by the National
Security Council Principals Committee
and approved by the President.

■ A process for prioritizing foreign countries
and non-state actors that are relevant
to the approved intelligence topics.

■ A priorities matrix that reflects
consumers’ priorities for intelligence
support and that ensures that long-term
intelligence issues are addressed.

The NIPF is updated semiannually in coordination
with IC elements, the National Intelligence Council,
and other internal components of the ODNI. Ad
hoc adjustments may also be made to reflect
changes in world events and policy priorities.

The ODNI and IC elements use the NIPF to guide
allocation of collection and analytic resources.
In addition, IC elements associate intelligence
collection requirements and analytic production
with NIPF priorities, and they report to the
DNI on their coverage of NIPF priorities.

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Nothing in this handbook shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect the authority granted by law to
a department or agency, or the head thereof. Additionally, the handbook is not intended to, and does not,
create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity, by any party against

the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers,
employees, or agents, or any other person.

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