The Office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A) exercises leadership and authority over intelligence policy and programs throughout the Department in partnership with the heads of DHS components. Executing this authority requires resources to ensure consistent and transparent oversight of the intelligence functions of the Department. I&A manages the department-wide processes for coordinating and executing the intelligence cycle at both the federal and local levels. By integrating its capabilities with those of other DHS Components, I&A enhances threat identification, mitigation and response across the mission areas described above. Additionally, I&A formulates and implements key strategies and initiatives that address critical barriers to information sharing.
I&A regularly analyzes the performance of the intelligence cycle and applies a number of methodologies to assess the mission centers' impact on operational priorities. To that end, I&A has developed and implemented several management metrics that support internal quality control and effectiveness of select training programs, among others. These baseline performance metrics provide the ability to observe operational changes as the mission centers become more established. I&A uses these observations to measure progress and provide insight into how well the mission centers are meeting their mandates and commitments to our partners.