The Intelligence Community


The following material was condensed and edited from the Intelligence Communities Web sites--with added content to further inform visitors to the Federal Gateway Web site.

Home page and Introductory Information to top

The Intelligence Community Homepage  a group of thirteen government agencies and organizations that carry out the intelligence activities of the United States Government.

Director of Central Intelligence

U.S. Intelligence Community  the thirteen organizations.

CIA Newsletter Online

CIA Center for the Study of Intelligence

Intelligence Newsletter - Indigo Publications

Intelligence Agencies - GPO covers many intelligence organizations.

News, Public Affairs, History to top

CIA News & Information

CIA Document Release Center

U. S. Government Documents The U. S. Intelligence Community  extensive resource--intelligence topics.

CIABASE info   information resource about the CIA.

National Security Strategy of The United States

Federation of American Scientists   extensive site covering security matters.

Jane's IntelWeb   current global intelligence news.

National Security Archive

Yahoo! Government Intelligence: Information Warfare

Studies in Intelligence  CIA unclassified documents - 1995 Edition.

Strategic Intelligence - Loyola University and Military Intelligence Sites - Loyola University  research resource.

Preparing for the 21st Century  appraisal of U. S. Intelligence.

The Center for Security Policy  follow security issues.

The Arms Trade Revealed  investigative literature.

Declassification of Documents to top

Report of the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecyon March 9, 1997 the Washington Post reported that 150 million pages of government documents have been declassified--if stacked up it would be equal to the height of the Washington Monument (555 feet). The current pledge is to declassify another 1.5 billion pages by the year 2000.

Department of Energy Office of Declassification  works at getting information once classified out to the public.

Historical Records Review Database  assists the American public in learning about past historical information---some predates the Manhattan Project.

Declassified Documents Reference System - US

Intelligence Resource Program

A Guide to Intelligence

Special Note: The Federal Gateway Department of Energy site has more on the subject of Declassification--see the subtitle:  "National Security Activities."

Young People to top

Learning Units Page (NSA)  deals with elementary, middle, and high school learning situations.

CIA Kids Page

Kids Learn Secret Message Aspects   codes, cryptographic messages, etc.

Organizations to top

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)  established by the National Security Act of 1947 as an independent agency responsible to the President and accountable to the American people through the intelligence oversight committees of the United States Congress.  The CIA has a worldwide mission.

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)  has been designated as the Combat Support Agency and the senior military intelligence component of the Intelligence Community---established by DOD Directive (5105.21) effective October 1, 1961.

National Security Agency (NSA)  was founded in 1952 by President Truman as a separately organized agency within the Department of Defense to plan, coordinate, direct, and perform signals intelligence and information security functions in support of both Defense and non-Defense U.S. government activities.  NSA is a world leader in understanding secret communications.

Army Intelligence  moves intelligence assets from national sources to tactical operations.

Bureau of Intelligence and Research  the State Department’s primary source for interpretive analysis of global developments---part of The Intelligence Community since 1946.

National Reconnaissance Office

National Imagery and Mapping Agency

Defense Intelligence Agency

Department of Energy  contributes to the Intelligence Community foreign intelligence evaluations where it’s programs, facilities, personnel, and technology is concerned.

Treasury Department  through the Office of Intelligence Support this Department provides intelligence to its own officials, updates the Secretary of the Treasury, and advises on national committees regarding such matters.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)  mission is to uphold the law through the investigation of violations of federal criminal statues; to protect the United States from hostile intelligence efforts; to provide assistance to foreign and other U.S. federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; and to perform these responsibilities in a manner that is faithful to the Constitution and laws of the United States.

Information Technology to top

Directorate of Science & Technology

Business Matters to top

General Contracting Resources  a National Contract Management Association guide.

Other Items of Interest to top

Security and Strategy  Canadian Forces College document that addresses security, strategic studies, and organizational matters.

Strategic Intelligence - Loyola University  many articles, listing of U. S. and international intelligence organizations, cold war events, etc.

CIA - Review of Historical Cases

CIA Publications and Handbooks  contains some of the best factual studies on countries---the maps are excellent.

CIA Tribute to Former President George Bush  plus basic CIA topics.

Air intelligence Agency

OSS.Net  American Society of Industrial Security

U. S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service

President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board

National Security Study Group

Introduction to Information Warfare

International Security   somewhat of an economic view of security aspects.

Department of State Bureau of Intelligence and Research

Project on Government Secrecy   a challenge to excessive secrecy.