Sunday, 31 May 2009

Consumer's Guide to Intelligence

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has just posted its latest update to the Consumer's Guide to Intelligence. According to the introduction, " In order to enhance our relationships, it is important for consumers to understand the mission, background, opportunities, and challenges facing the Intelligence Community (IC). We have published this handbook with this very thought in mind—to broaden your understanding of our work and to help us become stronger partners in protecting our Nation. The "National Intelligence: A Consumer's Guide" (114 page pdf) gives a thorough overview of the Intelligence Community and intelligence process and has lots of information about all the federal organizations, agencies and departments involved in gathering intelligence, from the National Clandestine Service (NCS) to the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (WMDD). It includes a glossary of intelligence terms and long list of acronyms and abbreviations.

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