The mission of the 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’s vision is a premier Homeland Security Intelligence Enterprise, driving information sharing and delivering unique predictive intelligence and analysis to operators and decision-makers at all levels.
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
The Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) is the only element of the U.S. Intelligence Community 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 serves as the information conduit and intelligence advocate for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments. I&A supports the National Network of Fusion Centers (National Network) with deployed personnel and systems, training, and collaboration. The National Network is the hub of much of the two-way intelligence and information flow between the federal government and our state, local, tribal and territorial partners. The fusion centers represent a shared commitment between the federal government and the state and local governments who own and operate them. Individually, each is a vital resource for integrating information from national and local sources to prevent and respond to all threats and hazards. Collectively, their collaboration with the federal government, one another (state-to-state and state-to-locality), and with the private sector represents the new standard through which we view homeland security. Fusion centers have contributed and will continue to contribute to improvements in information sharing and collaboration that will enhance the nation’s overall preparedness.
I&A assumes the program management role for the Department’s engagement with the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI) Program Management Office (PMO). As part of that role, I&A is a direct liaison with the NSI PMO and facilitates the efforts of DHS components and fusion centers in becoming active NSI participants. Additionally, I&A leverages SAR data to create analytical products that assist federal, state, local and tribal partners in their respective homeland security missions.