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.
The Intelligence Community Homepage a group of thirteen government agencies and organizations that carry out the intelligence activities of the United States Government.
U.S. Intelligence Community the thirteen organizations.
Intelligence Agencies - GPO covers many intelligence organizations.
U. S. Government Documents The U. S. Intelligence Community extensive resource--intelligence topics.
CIABASE info information resource about the CIA.
Federation of American Scientists extensive site covering security matters.
Jane's IntelWeb current global intelligence news.
Studies in Intelligence CIA unclassified documents - 1995 Edition.
Preparing for the 21st Century appraisal of U. S. Intelligence.
The Center for Security Policy follow security issues.
The Arms Trade Revealed investigative literature.
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.
Special Note: The Federal Gateway Department of Energy site has more on the subject of Declassification--see the subtitle: "National Security Activities."
Learning Units Page (NSA) deals with elementary, middle, and high school learning situations.
Kids Learn Secret Message Aspects codes, cryptographic messages, etc.
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.
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.
General Contracting Resources a National Contract Management Association guide.
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 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.
OSS.Net American Society of Industrial Security
International Security somewhat of an economic view of security aspects.
Project on Government Secrecy a challenge to excessive secrecy.