Getting Started

To begin searching within the
Government Manual simply type in a keyword or phrase to find your match.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Washington, DC 20511

703-733-8600
http://www.dni.gov

DIRECTOR Richard A. Grenell, Acting
Chief Operating Officer Deirdre M. Walsh
https://www.dni.gov/index.php/who-we-are/leadership

AGENCY OVERSIGHT

AGENCY OVERSIGHT
Chief of Civil Liberties, Privacy, and Transparency Benjamin T. Huebner
Chief of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Rita Sampson
General Counsel Bradley Brooker, Acting
https://www.odni.gov/index.php/who-we-are/organizations

DIRECTORATES:

DIRECTORATES:

Enterprise Capacity

Enterprise Capacity
Deputy Director of National Intelligence Kevin Meiners

ASSISTANT DIRECTORS OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE / CHIEF OFFICERS
Finance James D. Treadwell
Human Capital Sherry Van Sloun
Information John B. Sherman
https://www.dni.gov/index.php/who-we-are/organizations/enterprise-capacity/enterprise-capacity-who-we-are

Mission Integration

Mission Integration
Deputy Director of National Intelligence Beth Sanner
https://www.dni.gov/index.php/who-we-are/organizations/mission-integration/mission-integration-who-we-are

National Security Partnerships

National Security Partnerships
Deputy Director of National Intelligence Lt. Gen. Karen H. Gibson
https://www.odni.gov/index.php/who-we-are/organizations/national-security-partnerships/national-security-partnerships-who-we-are

Strategy and Engagement

Strategy and Engagement
Deputy Director of National Intelligence Corin R. Stone

ASSISTANT DIRECTORS
Legislative Affairs Ryan Crumpler
Policy and Strategy James A. Smith
Strategic Communications Amanda Schoch
Transformation and Innovation Pamela Duke

Director of Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity Catherine Marsh
https://www.dni.gov/index.php/who-we-are/organizations/strategy-engagement/strategy-engagement-who-we-are

CENTERS:

CENTERS:

Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration

Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration
Director Erin Joe
https://www.dni.gov/index.php/ctiic-who-we-are/leadership

National Counterproliferation

National Counterproliferation
Director Alan S. MacDougall
https://www.dni.gov/index.php/ncpc-who-we-are/director-ncpc

National Counterintelligence and Security

National Counterintelligence and Security
Director William R. Evanina
https://www.dni.gov/index.php/ncsc-who-we-are/ncsc-leadership

National Counterterrorism

National Counterterrorism
Director Russell Travers, Acting
https://www.dni.gov/index.php/nctc-who-we-are/director-nctc

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY OVERSIGHT

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY OVERSIGHT
Inspector General Michael K. Atkinson
https://www.dni.gov/index.php/who-we-are/organizations/icig/icig-about-us/icig-leadership/icig-ig-bio | Email: ICIGHotline@dni.gov

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence oversees and coordinates the foreign and domestic activities of the Intelligence Community across the Federal Government.

ESTABLISHMENT AND ORGANIZATION

On December 17, 2004, President George W. Bush approved Public Law 108–458, which is also cited as the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. This Act established the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), which opened on April 22, 2005.

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/STATUTE-118/pdf/STATUTE-118-Pg3638.pdf

The President appoints the Director of National Intelligence by the advice and with the consent of the Senate. The Director is required to "have extensive national security expertise" and "shall not be located within the Executive Office of the President." The President exercises authority, control, and direction over the Director, who serves as head of the Intelligence Community and who acts as the principal adviser to the President, to the National Security Council, and to the Homeland Security Council for intelligence matters involving national security (118 Stat. 3644).

While serving as the Director of National Intelligence, the head of the Intelligence Community may not serve concurrently as "the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency or as the head of any other element of the Intelligence Community" (118 Stat. 3644).

The Law Revision Counsel editorially reclassified section 102 of the National Security Act of 1947. The reclassified statutory material remains part of 50 U.S.C., but has been moved from chapter 15 to chapter 44, Subchapter I—Coordination for National Security (sections 3021–3058).

https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title50/chapter44/subchapter1&edition=prelim

National Defense rules and regulations that have been published in the Federal Register are codified in 32 CFR. Chapter XVII, parts 1700–1799, contain codified material dealing with the ODNI.

https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=1122b31df7e7a61c659b0cb96027c179&mc=true&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title32/32chapterXVII.tpl

The ODNI posts an organizational chart in Portable Document Format (PDF) on its "Organization" web page.

https://www.dni.gov/files/ODNI/documents/ODNI_Org_Chart.pdf

ACTIVITIES

The ODNI provides executive branch agency and department heads, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and senior military commanders, and the U.S. Congress and President with timely and objective national intelligence. The agency also establishes goals and priorities for collection, analysis, production, and dissemination of national intelligence; ensures the availability of and access to intelligence information within the Intelligence Community; develops the annual budget for the National Intelligence Program; oversees coordination of relationships with the intelligence or security services of foreign governments and international organizations; ensures that accurate analysis of intelligence information is derived from all sources that are relevant for supporting national security needs; develops personnel policies and programs to increase the capacity for joint operations and to facilitate staffing of community management functions; and jointly oversees, with the Secretary of Defense, the development and implementation of an acquisition program management plan.

https://www.dni.gov/index.php/who-we-are/mission-vision

Sources of Information

Archived Records

The "Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States" indicates that ODNI records have been assigned to record group 576. ODNI records belong to the "Homeland Security" cluster.

https://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/index-numeric/501-to-600.html

Biological and Chemical Warfare / Nuclear Weapons

The National Counterproliferation Center has web pages that introduce readers to the current challenges of containing the spread of equipment, information, material, and technologies that are used for producing weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems.

https://www.dni.gov/index.php/ncpc-features

Career Opportunities

The ODNI hires acquisitions and financial managers, engineers, foreign language experts, scientists, security experts, software and hardware developers, technology specialists, and other career professionals.

https://www.dni.gov/index.php/careers

In 2019, the Intelligence Community ranked third among 17 large agencies in the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places To Work Agency Rankings.

https://bestplacestowork.org/rankings/detail/IC00

Climate Change

"Global Trends: Paradox of Progress," which the National Intelligence Council published in January of 2017, addressed climate change as part of the report's global trends and key implications: "A range of global hazards pose imminent and longer-term threats that will require collective action to address—even as cooperation becomes harder. More extreme weather, water and soil stress, and food insecurity will disrupt societies. Sea-level rise, ocean acidification, glacial melt, and pollution will change living patterns. Tensions over climate change will grow. Increased travel and poor health infrastructure will make infectious diseases harder to manage."

https://www.dni.gov/files/images/globalTrends/documents/GT-Main-Report.pdf

"Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds," which the National Intelligence Council published in December of 2012, addressed climate change as part of its "megatrend" discussion on food, water, and energy: "Demand for food, water, and energy will grow . . . owing to an increase in the global population and the consumption patterns of an expanding middle class. Climate change will worsen the outlook for the availability of these critical resources. . . . the severity of existing weather patterns will intensify, with wet areas getting wetter and dry and arid areas becoming more so. Much of the decline in precipitation will occur in the Middle East and northern Africa as well as western Central Asia, southern Europe, southern Africa, and the US Southwest."

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/GlobalTrends_2030.pdf

Contact Information

The "Connect with ODNI" web page has a phone number and mailing address for contacting the agency.

https://www.odni.gov/index.php/contact-the-odni

Economic Espionage

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center's "Economic Espionage" web page introduces visitors to the efforts of foreign intelligence services, criminals, and private sector spies to compromise American industrial and private sector intellectual property, technology, and trade secrets. Their efforts, which are increasingly carried out within the cyber environment, undermine the Nation's security and long-term prosperity.

https://www.odni.gov/index.php/ncsc-what-we-do/ncsc-threat-assessments-mission/ncsc-economic-espionage

Election Security

The ODNI partners with Federal departments and agencies, State and local governments, election officials, and others to protect U.S. elections and to maintain public transparency about its efforts. Related content and links are accessible on the "Election Security" web page.

https://www.odni.gov/index.php/who-we-are/organizations/mission-integration/es/election-security-who-we-are

Factsheets

The ODNI has posted a factsheet (FEB 2017) online.

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/FACTSHEET_ODNI_History_and_Background_2_24-17.pdf

The National Counterterrorism Center posted a factsheet on its "NCTC At a Glance" web page.

https://www.dni.gov/index.php/nctc-features/1542-nctc-at-a-glance

The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center posted "quick facts" about its activities on the "CTIIC Quick Facts" web page.

https://www.dni.gov/index.php/ctiic-features/1722-ctiic-quick-facts

Federal Register

Significant documents and documents that the ODNI recently published in the Federal Register are accessible online.

https://www.federalregister.gov/agencies/national-intelligence-office-of-the-national-director

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Enacted in 1966, the FOIA took effect on July 4, 1967. The Act gives a right for accessing Federal agency records to any person, except a fugitive from the law. Some records, or portions of them, are, however, shielded from disclosure by one or more of nine statutory exemptions or by specific harm that disclosure could cause. The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996 require Federal agencies to use electronic information technology to expand access to and availability of FOIA documents.

https://www.dni.gov/index.php/foia

History

A Director of National Intelligence for coordinating the overall intelligence effort is an idea that predates the establishment of the ODNI by five decades. The attacks of September 11, 2001, against the World Trade Center and the subsequent report by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (better known as the 9/11 Commission) increased the momentum for major intelligence reform. To learn more of the story, visit the "History" web page.

https://www.odni.gov/index.php/who-we-are/history

Kids

The "Information for Kids" web page has a collection of links that lead to portals on other Intelligence Community websites: Central Intelligence Agency, Departments of Energy and State, Department of the Treasury, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Reconnaissance Office, and National Security Agency.

https://www.odni.gov/index.php/for-kids

Newsroom

The ODNI posts congressional testimonies, news articles, press releases, recent news, reports and publications, and speeches and interviews online.

https://www.dni.gov/index.php/newsroom

Organization

The "Organization" web page has links for the ODNI's four directorates, four mission centers, four oversight offices, and its organizational chart.

https://www.odni.gov/index.php/who-we-are/organizations

Private Sector Engagement

The ODNI promotes collaboration with the private sector to advance national security interests, while protecting the freedoms, civil liberties, and privacy rights that the U.S. Constitution guarantees.

https://www.dni.gov/index.php/who-we-are/organizations/national-security-partnerships/ps-engagement | Email: DNI-NSP-PrivateSector-Info@dni.gov

Reports / Publications

Reports and other ODNI publications are available online.

https://www.dni.gov/index.php/newsroom/reports-publications

National Intelligence Council publications are available online.

https://www.dni.gov/index.php/who-we-are/organizations/mission-integration/nic/nic-related-menus/nic-related-content/nic-publications

Social Media

The "Connect with ODNI" web page has links to the ODNI's social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube.

https://www.odni.gov/index.php/contact-the-odni

Developed by: Government Printing Office | Digital Media Services (DMS)