BOX 1-1

2009 National Intelligence Strategy Objectives Summary


MO1: Combat Violent Extremism

Understand, monitor, and disrupt violent extremist groups that actively plot to inflict grave damage or harm to the United States, its people, interests, and allies.

MO2: Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation

Counter the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery by state and non-state actors.

MO3: Provide Strategic Intelligence and Warning

Warn of strategic trends and events so that policymakers, military officials, and civil authorities can effectively deter, prevent, or respond to threats and take advantage of opportunities.

MO4: Integrate Counterintelligence

Provide a counterintelligence capability that is integrated with all aspects of the intelligence process to inform policy and operations.

MO5: Enhance Cybersecurity

Understand, detect, and counter adversary cyber threats to enable protection of the Nation’s information infrastructure.

MO6: Support Current Operations

Support ongoing diplomatic, military, and law enforcement operations, especially counterinsurgency; security, stabilization, transition, and reconstruction; international counternarcotics; and border security.


EO1: Enhance Community Mission Management

Adopt a mission approach as the expected construct for organizing and delivering intelligence support on high-priority challenges.

As an integral part of the intelligence collection cycle, analysts both drive collection of and receive huge—and rapidly increasing—amounts of information. The collectors include both technical systems and human intelligence officers who obtain, process, and disseminate “raw” intelligence. The National Security Agency (NSA), for example, intercepts millions of

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