DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis

The Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) is an intelligence agency within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and one of seventeen agencies in the United States Intelligence Community (IC). I&A is led by the Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, a senate-confirmed position that also serves as the Chief Intelligence Officer for DHS. Since assuming office on August 8, 2017, the honorable Mr. David J. Glawe has served as the current Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis.

DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis
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Agency overview
JurisdictionUnited States
HeadquartersDHS Nebraska Avenue Complex, Washington D.C.
Agency executive
Parent agencyDepartment of Homeland Security
WebsiteDHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis


DHS and I&A were established in the wake of the September 11th attacks to address some of the fundamental national security challenges and information sharing gaps identified by the 9/11 Commission. I&A was originally established by the Homeland Security Act of 2002[1] as the Directorate for Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection. It was not until the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007[2] that I&A was formally created as the first federal agency statutorily mandated to share information at the state and local level.

Since its formal creation, I&A has assumed a significant role within DHS and the IC and has since evolved into a leading intelligence enterprise, focusing on critical threat areas such as counterintelligence, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, transnational organized crime and economic security. I&A’s vision is to be a dominant and superior intelligence enterprise that drives intelligence integration at all levels. I&A specializes in sharing unique intelligence and analysis with operators and decision-makers to identify and mitigate threats to the homeland. I&A balances its efforts on integration at the tactical level with providing strategic analysis on threats to the Homeland. I&A’s top priority is to align its intelligence resources across the Intelligence Enterprise (IE) to identify and enable the effective mitigation of threats.


Equip the Homeland Security Enterprise with the timely intelligence and information needed to keep the homeland safe, secure and resilient.

Operating PrinciplesEdit

I&A accomplishes the Department’s mission by integrating intelligence into operations across DHS Components, its partners in state and local government and the private sector to identify, mitigate and respond to threats. These efforts are centered on specific operating principles:

  • Foster a fully synchronized, cohesive enterprise that integrates intelligence into operational functions and drives action through Mission Centers to mitigate all threats to the Homeland, including: Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Cyber, Economic Security, and Transnational Organized Crime.
  • Drive multi-directional information exchanges with State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT), private sector and foreign partners to fill critical information and intelligence gaps.
  • Produce strategic intelligence products that leverage law enforcement, unique DHS data and Intelligence Community (IC) holdings to facilitate intelligence-driven decision making by all levels of DHS leadership, other U.S. Government policymakers and SLTT partners.
  • Deliver access to data and systems, infrastructure and analytic expertise, mission readiness services and Intelligence Community (IC) capabilities to DHS Operational Components.
  • Ensure unique DHS datasets are available to Mission Centers, the IC and law enforcement partners to bolster collaborative government efforts to counter threats.
  • Provide unique data on immigration, travel and intelligence, analytic tools and technical infrastructure to assist the U.S. Government.
  • Invest in our people, who are critical for achieving the above operating principles, by continuously enhancing our talent and leadership development to foster a cadre of high-performing Homeland Security intelligence professionals.

Organizational StructureEdit

  • Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis
    • Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis
      • Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence Enterprise Operations
        • Counterintelligence Mission Center
        • Counterterrorism Mission Center
        • Cyber Mission Center
        • Economic Security Mission Center
        • Transnational Organized Crime Mission Center
        • Current and Emerging Threats Center
        • Field Operations Division
        • Homeland Identities, Targeting and Exploitation Center
      • Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence Enterprise Readiness
        • Intelligence Enterprise Standards
        • Mission Readiness
        • Chief Information Officer


  1. ^ "Homeland Security Act of 2002" (PDF). DHS.gov. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007" (PDF). Congress.gov. Retrieved 22 July 2019.

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