I’ve often said publicly that we are facing the most diverse set of threats I’ve seen in my 50 years in the intelligence business. That’s true. It’s also true, however, that we are better organized to face these threats than we were 13 years ago. We have strengthened and integrated our Intelligence Community (IC) in the decade since 9/11, supported by the National Intelligence Strategy (NIS). This, the third iteration of the NIS, is our guide forward for the next four years to better serve the needs of our customers, to make informed decisions on national security issues, and ultimately, to make our nation more secure. We face significant changes in the domestic and global environment and must be ready to meet 21st century challenges and to recognize emerging opportunities. This guidance is designed to propel our mission and align our objectives with national strategies. The NIS provides an opportunity to communicate national priority objectives to our workforce, partners, and customers—from the policy maker, to the warfighter, to the first responder, to our fellow citizens. To navigate today’s turbulent and complex strategic environment, we must: (1) Execute our mission smartly and identify ways to better leverage the substantive work of our partners and potential partners; (2) Continue to integrate, transform, and strengthen the IC’s support to national security; (3) Protect privacy and civil liberties and adhere to the Principles of Professional Ethics for the IC; and (4) Adapt to changing needs and resources and innovate to provide unique anticipatory and strategic intelligence. We have seen a great deal of success in integrating intelligence in the five years since our most recent NIS, with both high-profile operational achievements and significant enterprise improvements. Together, we must build on our successes and mitigate risks, guided by this updated strategy. We must continue to evolve as an integrated Community, advance our capabilities in technology and tradecraft, and push for improvements in both mission and enterprise management, through initiatives such as the IC Information Technology Enterprise. We have crucial work before us. Senior policymakers depend on us to enable them to make wise national security decisions and Americans count on us to help protect the nation from attack, while increasing transparency and protecting their privacy and civil liberties. We must provide the best intelligence possible to support these objectives; doing so is a collective responsibility of all of our dedicated IC professionals and, together with our partners, we will realize our vision. Thank you for your dedication to our mission and to the security of our fellow citizens as we continue this journey together.
James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence
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