The mission of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) is to equip the Homeland Security Enterprise with the timely intelligence and information it needs to keep the Homeland safe, secure, and resilient. I&A is a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and is the only IC element statutorily charged with delivering intelligence to our state, local, tribal, territorial and private sector partners, and developing intelligence from those partners for the Department and the IC.
I&A’s goals, in line with DHS priorities, are to provide its customers and partners with unique, predictive intelligence and analysis that:
- Enhance customer understanding of, and response to, threats to Aviation Security
- Increase operational effectiveness against threats to Border Security
- Improve the integrity of our Cyber networks
- Inform operators and decision-makers on effective means to Counter Violent Extremism
I&A’s customers and partners are DHS leadership; DHS components; state, local, tribal, territorial, and private sector partners; and the IC, the, all of whom require and generate homeland security intelligence and information. I&A is part of the larger Homeland Security Enterprise and supports the Departments’ goal: one DHS, one enterprise, a shared vision, with integrated results-based operations.
Leadership and Organization
The Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis (U/SIA) also serves as DHS’ Chief Intelligence Officer (CINT) and is responsible to both the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). I&A’s budget is 100 percent funded by the National Intelligence Program (NIP).
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.
Deliver Intelligence Community (IC) capabilities, access to data and systems, infrastructure, analytic expertise and mission readiness services to DHS Operational Components.
Drive multi-directional information exchanges with State, local, tribal, territorial, private sector (SLTTP), and foreign partners to fill critical information and intelligence gaps.
Ensure unique DHS datasets are available to Mission Centers, the IC and law enforcement partners to bolster whole-of-government efforts to counter threats.
Produce strategic intelligence products that leverage law enforcement, unique DHS data and IC holdings to facilitate intelligence-driven decision making by all levels of DHS leadership, other U.S. Government (USG) policymakers, and SLTTP partners.
Provide unique immigration, travel, and intelligence data, analytic tools, analysis, and technical infrastructure to assist the USG stand-up of the National Vetting Center.
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.