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Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Washington, DC 20511


DIRECTORAvril Haines
Principal Deputy DirectorStacey A. Dixon

Advisor for Military AffairsLt. Gen. Jeffrey Kruse
Chief Operating OfficerLora Shiao


Civil Liberties, Privacy, and TransparencyBenjamin T. Huebner
Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity(vacancy)
LegalChristopher Fonzone

General CounselChristopher Fonzone



Policy and Capabilities

Policy and Capabilities
Deputy Director of National IntelligenceDustin Gard-Weiss

FinanceJames D. Treadwell
Human CapitalSherry Van Sloun
InformationAdele J. Merritt

Mission Integration

Mission Integration
Deputy Director of National IntelligenceMorgan Muir




DirectorAlan S. MacDougall

Counterintelligence and Security

Counterintelligence and Security
DirectorMichael J. Orlando, Acting


DirectorChristine Abizaid



Assistant Directors of National Intelligence

Assistant Directors of National Intelligence
Legislative AffairsMatthew Rhoades
Strategic CommunicationsTimothy Barrett

Intelligence Community Chief Officers

Intelligence Community Chief Officers
InformationAdele J. Merritt
FinancialJames D. Treadwell


Inspector GeneralThomas A. Monheim | Email:

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


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.

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).

Officers from across the Intelligence Community staff the ODNI. The ODNI is organized into directorates, centers, and oversight offices, each of which supports the agency's role as head of the Intelligence Community and manager of the National Intelligence Program.

On its "Organization" web page, the ODNI posts an organizational chart in Portable Document Format (PDF) for viewing and downloading.


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).

National Defense rules and regulations that have been published in the Federal Register are codified in 32 CFR. Parts 1700–1799 of Chapter XVII contain codified material that is associated with the ODNI.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Climate Change

On April 14, 2021, DNI Avril Haines delivered remarks before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The remarks were an opening statement for the U.S. Intelligence Community's 2021 assessment of global threats to national security. Director Haines said, "Ecological degradation and a changing climate will continue to fuel disease outbreaks, threaten food and water security, and exacerbate political instability and humanitarian crises. Although much of the effect of a changing climate on U.S. security will play out indirectly in a broader political and economic context, warmer weather can generate direct, immediate impacts—for example, through more intense, frequent, and variable extreme weather events, in addition to driving conflicts over scarce natural resources. The changing climate, conflict, and economic deprivation will drive vulnerable populations from their homes, heightening humanitarian needs and increasing the risk of political upheaval."

"Climate Change and International Responses Increasing Challenges to US National Security Through 2040" is a 21-page report that the National Intelligence Council published in 2021. According to the report: "Risks to US national security interests through 2040 will increase as countries respond to the intensifying physical effects of climate change. Global temperatures most likely will surpass the Paris Agreement goal of 1.5 [degrees] Celsius by around 2030, and the physical effects are projected to continue intensifying." As part of its Key Takeaway section, the report says: "As a baseline, the [Intelligence Community] uses the US Federal Scientific community's high confidence in global projections of temperature increase and moderate confidence in regional projections of the intensity of extreme weather and other effects during the next two decades. Global temperatures have increased 1.1 [degrees] Celsius since pre-industrial times and most likely will add 0.4 [degree] Celsius to reach 1.5 [degrees] Celsius around 2030." The report also predicts that climate change will afflict the Nation with excessive heat, extreme storms, and flooding that "will prove increasingly costly, require some military shifts, and increase demands for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations."

"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."

Contact Information

The "Contact ODNI" web page has postal and electronic mail addresses for contacting the agency.

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.

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.


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

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

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

Federal Register

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

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.


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.


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.


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

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. | Email:

Reports / Publications

Reports and other ODNI publications are available online.

National Intelligence Council publications are available online.

Social Media

The ODNI has a Facebook account.

The ODNI tweets announcements and other newsworthy items on Twitter.

The ODNI posts videos on its YouTube channel.