The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) serves as the head of the Intelligence Community (IC), overseeing and directing the implementation of the National Intelligence Program and acting as the principal advisor to the President, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council for intelligence matters related to the national security. Working together with the Principal Deputy DNI (PDDNI) and with the assistance of Mission Managers and four Deputy Directors, the Office of the DNI’s goal is to effectively integrate foreign, military and domestic intelligence in defense of the homeland and of United States interests abroad.

Authorities and Duties of ODNI

  • 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 IC 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

Cyber Movements/Initiatives

Information Sharing Strategy:

  1. Intelligence Information Retrieval and Dissemination Moves Toward Maximizing Availability
  2. All Intelligence is Discoverable, and All Intelligence is Accessible by Mission
  3. Sharing Requires Greater Trust and Understanding of Mission Imperatives
  4. Developing a Culture that Rewards Information Sharing is Central to Changing Behaviors
  5. Creating a Single Information Environment (SIE) Will Enable Improved Information Sharing

What is Analytic Transformation?:

  1. enhancing the quality of analytic products
  2. managing the mission more effectively at a Community level
  3. building more integrated analytic operations across the IC.
  • Analytic Transformation (AT) seeks to shift longstanding intelligence operations in the direction of greater collaboration. The program is an effort by the Intelligence Community (IC) to improve the quality and utility of intelligence by transforming how we approach analysis, how we deal with information, how we manage what we collectively know, and how we interact with collectors, customers, and each other. Initiatives are under way in three areas

Items of Interest

19 May 2011 — INSA + ODNI partner to showcase innovative ideas in intelligence

INSA issued a call for abstracts on a number of different intelligence-related research areas; from energy storage and robotics to WMD detection and cybersecurity. Winners announced 28 June at MITRE Corp.

21 Feb 2011 — Al Tarasiuk named as CIO of ODNI

Tarasiuk served as CIO of CIA from 2005-10. As CIO of ODNI, Tarasiuk will direct and manage all IT procurement, support information sharing policies and set common IT standards for intelligence agencies.

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