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The Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) is one of 18 agencies that comprise the nation’s Intelligence Community (IC). The IC is a federation of executive branch agencies and organizations that work separately and together to conduct intelligence activities necessary for the conduct of foreign relations and the protection of the national security of the United States.


These activities include:


  • Collection of information needed by the President, the National Security Council, the Secretaries of State and Defense, and other Executive Branch officials for the performance of their duties and responsibilities;
  • Production and dissemination of intelligence;
  • Collection of information concerning, and the conduct of activities to protect against, intelligence activities directed against the U.S., international terrorist and international narcotics activities, and other hostile activities directed against the U.S. by foreign powers, organizations, persons, and their agents;
  • Special activities;
  • Administrative and support activities within the U.S. and abroad necessary for the performance of authorized activities; and
  • Such other intelligence activities as the President may direct from time to time.

Intelligence Community Agencies


The Director of National Intelligence, oversees the IC.
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Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

National Reconnaissance (NRO)

National Security Agency (NSA)

National Air & Space Intelligence Center

Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)

U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command


U.S. Coast Guard Intelligence

U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA)

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Intelligence and Research

U.S. Department of the Treasury

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)


U.S. Space Force Intelligence

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