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National Intelligence Agency

The goal of the National Intelligence Agency is to protect and defend American lives and interests through effective intelligence.  With this goal in mind, Congress provided the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) with a number of authorities and duties, as outlined in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) of 2004. These charge the DNI to:

  • Ensure that timely and objective national intelligence is provided to the President, the heads of departments and agencies of the executive branch; the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and senior military commanders; and the Congress.
  • Establish objectives and priorities for collection, analysis, production, and dissemination of National intelligence.
  • Ensure maximum availability of and access to intelligence information within the Intelligence Community.
  • Develop and ensure the execution of an annual budget for the National Intelligence Program (NIP) based on budget proposals provided by Intelligence Community component organizations.
  • Oversee coordination of relationships with the intelligence or security services of foreign governments and international organizations.
  • Ensure the most accurate analysis of intelligence is derived from all sources to support national security needs.
  • Develop personnel policies and programs to enhance the capacity for joint operations and to facilitate staffing of community management functions.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a program management plan for acquisition of major systems, doing so jointly with the Secretary of Defense for DOD programs, that includes cost, schedule, and performance goals and program milestone criteria.

Department/Agency Specific Prune Job Profiles:
National Intelligence Agency, Director