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Intelligence Organizations, Military

Collecting, analyzing, and disseminating military intelligence is a vital task shared by a variety of government agencies. In addition to the civilian Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Department of Homeland Security, a number of government civilian and military organizations engage the intelligence field. In the United States, military intelligence organizations comprise eight discrete agencies, offices, and units. They are the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency (AFISRA), the Army Intelligence and Security Command, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA), the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI). All of these organizations are considered part of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), and as such, each reports ...

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