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Intelligence Community

Statutory Law

50 U.S.C. § 401a(4) (2010) (Title 50—Chapter 15: National Security—Subchapter A: Coordination for National Security)

As used in this Act:
   (4) The term "intelligence community" includes the following:
      (A) The Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
      (B) The Central Intelligence Agency.
      (C) The National Security Agency.
      (D) The Defense Intelligence Agency.
      (E) The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
      (F) The National Reconnaissance Office.
      (G) Other offices within the Department of Defense for the collection of specialized national intelligence through reconnaissance programs.
      (H) The intelligence elements of the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marine Corps, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Energy.
      (I) The Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the Department of State.
      (J) The Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of the Treasury.
      (K) The elements of the Department of Homeland Security concerned with the analysis of intelligence information, including the Office of Intelligence of the Coast Guard.
      (L) Such other elements of any other department or agency as may be designated by the President, or designated jointly by the Director of National Intelligence and the head of the department or agency concerned, as an element of the intelligence community.

Administrative Law

Executive Order 12333, United States Intelligence Activities, § 3.5(h) (2010)

Intelligence Community and elements of the Intelligence Community refers to:
(1) The Office of the Director of National Intelligence;
(2) The Central Intelligence Agency;
(3) The National Security Agency;
(4) The Defense Intelligence Agency;
(5) The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency;
(6) The National Reconnaissance Office;
(7) The other offices within the Department of Defense for the collection of specialized national foreign intelligence through reconnaissance programs;
(8) The intelligence and counterintelligence elements of the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Marine Corps;
(9) The intelligence elements of the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
(10) The Office of National Security Intelligence of the Drug Enforcement Administration;
(11) The Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence of the Department of Energy;
(12) The Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the Department of State;
(13) The Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of the Treasury;
(14) The Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security;
(15) The intelligence and counterintelligence elements of the Coast Guard; and
(16) Such other elements of any department or agency as may be designated by the President, or designated jointly by the Director and the head of the department or agency concerned, as an element of the Intelligence Community.

Executive Order 13,526, Classified National Security Information, § 6.1 (z) (December 29, 2009)

For purposes of this order:
(z)  "Intelligence Community" means an element or agency of the U.S. Government identified in or designated pursuant to section 3(4) of the National Security Act of 1947, as amended, or section 3.5(h) of Executive Order 12333, as amended.

Department of Defense Regulation 5240.1-R, Procedures Governing the Activities of DOD Intelligence Components that Affect U.S. Persons, § DL1.1.14 (Dec. 1982): Intelligence Community and an Agency of Or Within the Intelligence Community

Refers to the following organizations:
DL1.1.14.1. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
DL1.1.14.2. The National Security Agency (NSA).
DL1.1.14.3. The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
DL1.1.14.4. The Offices within the Department of Defense for the collection of specialized national foreign intelligence through reconnaissance programs.
DL1.1.14.5. The Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the Department of State.
DL1.1.14.6. The intelligence elements of the Army, the Navy, the Air Force and the Marine Corps, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Energy.
DL1.1.14.7. The staff elements of the Office of the Director of Central Intelligence.