National Intelligence Board

The National Intelligence Board (formerly the National Foreign Intelligence Board) is a body of senior U.S. Intelligence Community leaders led by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). The Board is tasked with reviewing and approving National Intelligence Estimates (NIEs).


A quotation from a 1999 report entitled A Consumer's Guide to Intelligence, published by the Office of Public Affairs in the CIA:

The senior Intelligence Community advisory body to the DCI on the substantive aspects of national intelligence. This Board advises the DCI on production, review, and coordination of national foreign intelligence; interagency exchanges of foreign intelligence information; arrangements with foreign governments on intelligence matters; the protection of intelligence sources and methods; activities of common concern; and such other matters as are referred to it by the DCI. It is composed of the DCI (Chairman) and other appropriate officers of the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of State, Department of Defense, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency. Representatives of other agencies, including the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Energy, the National Reconnaissance Office, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation participate as necessary.[1]


  1. ^ Consumer's Guide to Intelligence. Washington, D.C./Collingdale, Penn.: Central Intelligence Agency (Office of Public Affairs)/Diane Publishing Company. 1999. p. 45. ISBN 9780788189692. OCLC 947929123. Retrieved 13 August 2010 – via Internet Archive.