The Integrity News
Vol. XI No. 11
April 29, 2002
The Integrity Center, Inc.
"objective risk management services"
The Government has put in place a
wide-ranging plan to rebuild and
strengthen the Nation's security
system. The following are the key
agencies in the $80 Billion/year
U.S. intelligence community.
You need to think through how the
work of these agencies could effect
your employees and your operations.
Be especially mindful of any activities
that could appear to be threatening
to the U.S. from the perspective of
any of these agencies.
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
The CIA has clandestine, paramilitary,
human intelligence, and high-tech resources
to predict the future, handle threatening
situations, and otherwise coordinate the
efforts of the rest of the intelligence
NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
The NSA is the Nation's cryptologic
organization. It coordinates, directs, and
performs highly specialized activities to
protect U.S. information systems and
produce foreign intelligence information.
NATIONAL IMAGERY AND MAPPING AGENCY
NIMA provides timely, relevant and accurate
geo-spatial intelligence in all its forms, and
from whatever source, to ensure the knowledge
foundation for planning, decision, and action
in support of National security.
DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
The DIA tracks the war-making abilities
and intentions of other nations, and focuses
on the asymmetry of warfare, the quality
of military databases, integration for
operations, and development of the military
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
The FBI collects intelligence on domestic
threats, including foreign-influenced
terrorist groups. The FBI has a new set
of priorities on counter-terrorism, cyber-
crimes, and communication with State and
OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Working with Federal, State and local
governments, OHS is implementing a
broad national plan to secure the U.S.
from terrorist attacks.
The Treasury Department guards the
stability of the U.S. economy, manages
the Governments finances, protects
the Nation's leaders, and tries to insure
a safe and drug-free environment. It has
new powers to expose suspicious money
transactions, enabling the U.S. to freeze
the assets of terrorist groups.
IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE
The INS Protects U.S. borders, and uses
new technology to track non-citizens.
U.S. COAST GUARD
The USCG defends against high risk vessels,
and protects coastal facilities such as power
plants, refineries, ship building yards, and ports.
The USCG is developing new technology
to track all vessels in U.S. waters.
EPIDEMIOLOGICAL INTELLIGENCE SERVICE
EIS serves as an early-warning and response
unit against bio-terrorist attacks.
TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
The new TSA uses Federal security agents and
sophisticated technology to make travel safe.
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
FEMA provides resources, manpower and training
to State and local firefighters, police, and
emergency medical technicians.