National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America 2016
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE WASHINGTON DC
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This National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America 2016 Strategy represents an evolution in our approach to a whole-of-government awareness of and response to foreign intelligence entity FIE threats. In recent decades, the United States Government has made extraordinary strides adapting to changing fiscal, technological, and cultural environments. However, the efforts to modernize and adapt have likewise provided opportunities for FIEs to expand their scope of collection and operations against the U.S. Government. The United States remains vulnerable if it is only capable of recognizing the threat. Recognition must be followed by means to counter such threats. Fully integrating counterintelligence CI and security into our business practices from information technology and acquisition to personnel decisions is essential to preserving our national security. We must leverage the CI and security disciplines to create mission synergies and extend these synergies into the realm of cyberspace. We must work with our information assurance professionals to defend our networks from FIEs attempting to steal or compromise our sensitive data, information, and assets. We must bolster our collection and analytic efforts, improve targeting to disrupt the operations of FIEs, and foster widespread awareness and application of CI. By doing so, we will expand the reach and improve the effectiveness of CI across the U.S. Government.
- Military Intelligence