Counterintelligence Jobs

Counterintelligence Jobs is America's leading career website for jobs in the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). In an age of information technology, intelligence gathering and analysis is more important than ever. Learn more about the requirements to obtain employment in federal government agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency.

The Intelligence Community is committed to strengthening our national security by building a workforce unsurpassed in collection expertise, analytic depth, and mastery of technology, with creative human resource management policies and practices to ensure full utilization of the Community's human potential.

Employee Notes for Intelligence AgenciesEmployment Notes:

* The IC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

* The IC is fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

* Applicants must be U. S. citizens.

* Most applicants must obtain a security clearance upon employment.

* Polygraph examinations may be required for employment.

Organization

Members

US Intelligence Community

Within the Intelligence Community (IC) there are 16 members, or elements. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an independent government agency and is one of the elements of the IC. The other 15 elements are

United States Department of Defense (DoD)

Secretary of Defense, through the Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA)

1. Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency (AF ISR or AIA)

2. Army Military Intelligence

3. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

4. Marine Corps Intelligence Activity

5. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

6. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)

7. National Security Agency (NSA)

8. Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)

United States Department of Energy

9. Office of Intelligence

United States Department of Homeland Security

10. Office of Intelligence & Analysis

11. Coast Guard Intelligence

United States Department of Justice

12. Federal Bureau of Investigation Directorate of Intelligence (FBI DI)

13. Drug Enforcement Administration Office of National Security Intelligence (DEA)

United States Department of State

14. Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR)

United States Department of the Treasury

15. Office of Intelligence and Analysis

The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) leads the IC. The Office of the Director of National Insurance (ODNI) is not a member of the IC.

Intelligence Community programs

The activities of the IC are performed under two separate programs: the National Intelligence Program (NIP) and the Military Intelligence Program (MIP).

The National Intelligence Program was created by the National Security Act of 1947, when it was known at the National Foreign Intelligence Program. It "refers to all programs, projects, and activities of the intelligence community, as well as any other programs of the intelligence community designated jointly by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the head of a United States department or agency or by the President. Such term does not include programs, projects, or activities of the military departments to acquire intelligence solely for the planning and conduct of tactical military operations by United States Armed Forces." Under the law, the DNI is responsible for directing and overseeing the NIP, though his ability to do so is limited (see the Organization structure and leadership section).

The Military Intelligence Program was created in 2005 when the Department of Defense combined the Joint Military Intelligence Program and the Tactical Intelligence and Related Activities program. The MIP refers to the programs, projects, or activities of the military departments to acquire intelligence solely for the planning and conduct of tactical military operations by United States Armed Forces. The Secretary of Defense controls and directs the MIP.

In matters of military intelligence, the definitions of the NIP and MIP overlap. Therefore, the Department of Defense sometimes finds it difficult to determine how to assign an activity.