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Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Washington, DC 20511


DIRECTORJohn L. Ratcliffe
Principal Deputy Director(vacancy)
Principal ExecutiveNeil Wiley

Chief Operating Officer(vacancy)


Chief of Civil Liberties, Privacy, and TransparencyBenjamin T. Huebner
Chief of Equal Employment Opportunity and DiversityRita Sampson
General CounselBradley Brooker, Acting



Enterprise Capacity

Enterprise Capacity
Deputy Director of National IntelligenceKevin Meiners

FinanceJames D. Treadwell
Human CapitalSherry Van Sloun
InformationJohn B. Sherman

Mission Integration

Mission Integration
Deputy Director of National IntelligenceBeth Sanner

National Security Partnerships

National Security Partnerships
Deputy Director of National IntelligenceLt. Gen. Karen H. Gibson

Strategy and Engagement

Strategy and Engagement
Deputy Director of National IntelligenceCorin R. Stone

Legislative AffairsRyan Crumpler
Policy and StrategyJames A. Smith
Strategic CommunicationsAmanda Schoch
Transformation and InnovationPamela Duke

Director of Intelligence Advanced Research Projects ActivityCatherine Marsh



Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration

Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration
DirectorErin Joe

National Counterproliferation

National Counterproliferation
DirectorAlan S. MacDougall

National Counterintelligence and Security

National Counterintelligence and Security
DirectorWilliam R. Evanina

National Counterterrorism

National Counterterrorism
DirectorLora Shiao, Acting


Inspector GeneralThomas A. Monheim, Acting | 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).

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. Chapter XVII, parts 1700–1799, contain codified material dealing with the ODNI.

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


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

"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."

"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."

Contact Information

The "Connect with ODNI" web page has a phone number and mailing address 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.


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

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

The Sources of Information were updated 3–2020.