Intelligence Agencies Mission
Intelligence Agencies Headquarters
Information Technology within the Intelligence Agencies
The DoD Intelligence Directorate is located at 901 SAC Blvd, Offutt AFB, NE 68113-6000
100 Day Plan and 500 Day Plan
A 500 Day Plan for Integration and Collaboration was recently release by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. It outlines how the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) will adjust to meet ongoing threats.
The goal of the 500-day plan is to make sure the people, process and technologies are in place to provide seamless integration and cross-agency collaboration. This effort will allow for collaboration across critical missions, contribute to our national security priorities, and reduce risks. (Paraphrased from introduction page of the document.)
The document follows up a United States Intelligence Community 100 Day Plan for Integration and Collaboration that was issued April, 2007.
- The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)is a large consumer of Information Technology. Follow the link to see details on the agency structure.
Ever wonder how information gets classified.
- One of the more interesting resources used by the intelligence community is The Intellipedia, a group of wikis used by government researchers with clearances to review regions, people and issues of interest.
NSA's IPv6 Investments
The National Security Agency is investing heavily to help develop technologies that will make Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) more secure. Their goal is to make sure IPv6 is secure enough to use in classified networks. The agency is working with a group of vendors, who reportedly are required to match NSA's funding as they work to develop the encryptors.
NSA is also helping to develop the High-Assurance IP Encryptor Interoperability Specification (HAIPE IS) Version 3. This will protect IPv6 traffic, among other things. Intial products are dur in early 2008. IPv6 will likely be used in classified networks by 2010.
(Note, the information in this section comes from an unclassified GAO report, (GAO-07-455) Except for SIPRNet & NIPRNet, which come from the Defense Informatin Systems Agency's descriptions.
Networks Labeled as Secret
- C Local Area Network
- Sensitive Compartmental Information Operational Network
- Federal Bureau of Investigation Network
- Homeland Secure Data Network
- SIPRNet (Secret (formerly Secure) Internet Protocol Router Network)
Sensitive But Unclassified Networks
While not directly related to the intelligence community, there are a series of government networks that carry sensative information that's used by law enforcement, homeland security, and emergency response workers. These include:
- FBI Unclassified Network
- NIPRNet (Unclassified but Sensitive Internet Protocol Router Network) (formerly called the Non-Classified Internet Protocol Router Network)
- Justice Consolidated Network
- Justice Unified Telecommunications Network
- Criminal Justice Information Services Wide Area Network
- Customs and Border Protection Network
- DHS Core Network
- Coast Guard Data Network Plus
- Critical Infrastructure Warning Information Network
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement Network
- Secret Service Wide Area Network
- Transportation Security Administration Network
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