Note: Except where indicated, all terms are defined from the perspective of the United States. Air Force Intelligence Agency (AIA). The air force's signals intelligence organization, which serves as its "service cryptologic element" for the National Security Agency. Assistant chief of staff for intelligence (ACS/I). The primary intelligence staff officer for the Department of the Air Force. Assistant secretary of defense for command, control, communications, and intelligence (ASD/C3I). An assistant secretary, who, in addition to other duties, is the secretary of defense's staff aide overseeing intelligence resource management issues in the Pentagon. Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR). The intelligence analysis and research organization within the State Department. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). An autonomous intelligence agency created by the National Security Act of 1947. Chief of naval operations (CNO). An admiral and senior naval officer in the Department of the Navy who is also a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Chief of staff of the air force (CSAF). A general and senior air force officer in the Department of the Air Force who is also a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Chief of station (COS). The head of a CIA clandestine staff normally located in a U.S. embassy abroad. Communications security (COMSEC). All means of securing communications from hostile intelligence interception, especially cryptologic devices for encoding transmissions. Community Management Staff (CMS). The staff that assists the DiXXXll

rector of Central Intelligence in management of the Intelligence Community. Consolidated Cryptologic Program (CCP). The national-level program budget for signals intelligence. Counterintelligence (Cl). Any intelligence about the capabilities and operations of foreign intelligence services working against the United States. Counterintelligence Corps (CIC). The army's Counterintelligence organization created during World War II and disestablished in the early 1960s. Covert action (CA). Any effort by the U.S. government to influence another country's policy in ways such that the United States is not seen as responsible for the effort. This includes but is not limited to paramilitary operations. Criminal Investigation Division (CID). The army's law enforcement agency. Cryptologic Support Group (CSG). Teams of specialists that the National Security Agency provides to military commands to assist in their receiving signals intelligence support. Defense Cryptologic Program (DCP). The Pentagon's budget for purchasing cryptologic means for encoding and securing communications. Defense HUMINT [human intelligence] Service (DHS). The military clandestine service in the Pentagon. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). The defense department's allsource intelligence-analysis organization and manager of several other Pentagon intelligence activities. Defense Investigative Service (DIS). The Pentagon agency that


makes personnel background checks and monitors security measures for the Defense Department. Deputy chief of staff of the army for intelligence (DCSINT). The primary intelligence staff officer in the Department of the Army. Deputy director for operations (DDO). Head of the CIA's clandestine service. Deputy director of central intelligence (DDCI). The DCI's deputy. Directorate of Intelligence (CIA/DI). The CIA's intelligence analysis and production organization. Directorate of Operations (CIA/DO). The CIA's clandestine service. Directorate of Science and Technology (CIA/S&T). One of the three major directorates in the CIA. Its major task is managing the CIA's part of the National Reconnaissance Office and its program activities. Director of central intelligence (DCI). The position created by the 1947 National Security Act to head the U.S. intelligence community and serve as the president's intelligence officer. Director of military intelligence (DMI). The primary intelligence staff officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Director of naval intelligence (DNI). The primary staff intelligence officer in the Department of the Navy. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The federal law enforcement agency in the department of justice which also has a national security division devoted to counterintelligence. Fiscal year (FY). The budget year, beginning 1 October and ending 30 September the following year, for the federal government and the Congress.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS). An organization sponsored by the CIA that monitors a wide range of foreign radio and television broadcasts as well as foreign newspapers and journals, translating many of the broadcasts and articles into English. General counsel (GC). The senior legal aide serving the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The other major intelligence organizations, such as the National Security Agency, also have a general counsel. General Defense Intelligence Program (GDIP). Those parts of the program budget for intelligence in the Pentagon under the management of the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). It includes monies for parts of each of the military services' intelligence programs as well as for joint intelligence programs under the DIA. G-2. The primary staff intelligence officer on a division or corps staff in the army. Human intelligence (HUMINT). Intelligence collected by human sources rather than primarily technical means. It includes both secret and unclassified collection activities. Imagery intelligence (IMINT). Intelligence collected through photography and all other types of image-making technologies. Information security (INFOSEC). Expansion of communications security to include broader security concerns involving computerbased information and the internet. Information warfare (IW). In its narrow definition, it means attacking an enemy's communications and computer systems. In its broad definition, it can include all kinds of information use, such as propaganda and policy actions designed to mislead, frustrate, or otherwise confuse or degrade the enemy's overall information picture of a conflict. Inspector general (IG). The senior official serving the director of central intelligence who is responsible for periodic inspection of the




CIA and all its subunits to evaluate adherence to all rules, regulations, and laws. Inspectors general also have positions in the other major intelligence organizations in the Intelligence Community. Intelligence and Research (INR). See Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INK). Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). The army's worldwide command that manages logistics, finances, and many other support activities for army intelligence organizations above division and corps level. Intelligence Community (1C). The name used to identify all of those intelligence agencies and activities which come under the tasking authority and the program budget authority of the director of central intelligence. Intelligence Community Executive Committee (IC/EXCOM). A committee of most of the heads of agencies within the Intelligence Community, chaired by the director of central intelligence, which deals with resource management and administrative policy issues. Intelligence Support Activity (ISA). A small intelligence organization created to provide tactical intelligence in support of the Iran hostage rescue mission in 1980. Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). The committee of the chiefs of all the military services that advises the secretary of defense and the president on military affairs. Joint Military Intelligence Program (JMIP). One of several program budgets in the Pentagon designed to coordinate intelligence development and procurement programs for tactical intelligence systems. J-2. The primary staff intelligence officer on any joint staff.

Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT). Technical intelligence about adversaries'weapons and technical systems needed to support the development and targeting of U.S. "smart" weapons systems. Military Intelligence Board (MIB). Chaired by the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), it consists of the four military service intelligence chiefs: the deputy chief of staff of the army for intelligence, the air force assistant chief of staff for intelligence, the director of naval intelligence, and the marine director of military intelligence. It may also include one or two deputy directors of the DIA. National Clandestine Service (NCS). At present not an official term, it is proposed as a new name for the CIA's Directorate of Operations to emphasize its operational control over any other clandestine capabilities that exist elsewhere in the Intelligence Community. National Counter-intelligence Service (NCIS). An organization proposed in this book to manage all countcrintclligence activities. National Foreign Intelligence Board (NFIB). A board consisting of the most senior intelligence officials in the Intelligence Community, chaired by the director of central intelligence (DCI), which reviews and approves national intelligence estimates, other national intelligence products, and other matters concerning intelligence analysis and production that the DCI chooses to put before it. National Foreign Intelligence Council (NFIC). An earlier name for the Intelligence Community Executive Committee. National Foreign Intelligence Program (NFIP). The combined program budgets of all the agencies in the Intelligence Community, managed and approved by the director of central intelligence. National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA). Created in 1997, it is responsible for all national-level imagery intelligence production




and production of maps, primarily for the military services' use in operations and planning. National Imagery and Mapping Program (NIMAP). The program budget for imagery intelligence and map production within the National Foreign Intelligence Program. National Intelligence Council (NIC). Composed of the national intelligence officers and subordinate directly to the director of central intelligence, it manages the production of national intelligence estimates and other national intelligence products. National intelligence estimate (NIE). An intelligence assessment addressing either a broad or narrow topic that reflects the combined judgments of all intelligence agencies on the National Foreign Intelligence Board, which then approved it. National intelligence officer (NIO). A member of the National Intelligence Council who is responsible to the director of central intelligence for managing national intelligence production in a specific area or functional specialty. National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC). An analysis section of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). A joint air force-CIA research, development, and procurement agency. National Reconnaissance Program (NRP). The program budget for the National Reconnaissance Office, part of the National Foreign Intelligence Program. National Security Agency (NSA). The agency charged with signals intelligence and information security. National Security Division (NSD). The division within the FBI responsible for counterintelligence. Naval Investigative Service (NIS). The law enforcement and counterintelligence organization in the Department of the Navy.

Naval Security Group (NSG). The navy's signals intelligence unit, also known as the navy's service cryptologic element. Office of Energy Intelligence (OEI). The top intelligence staff element in the Department of Energy. Office of Intelligence Support (OIS). The top intelligence staff element in the Department of Treasury. Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI). The staff office in the Department of the Navy responsible for intelligence support. Office of Special Investigations (OSI). The navy's criminal investigation organization, which also has counterintelligence responsibilities. Office of Strategic Services (OSS). An intelligence and special operations organization created in World War II under the Joint Chiefs. Although dissolved in 1945, most of its personnel remained to become the core of the CIA when it was created in 1947. Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). The staff sections that work directly for the secretary of defense, including the deputy secretary of defense, the undersecretaries, assistant secretaries, and others. Operational control (OPCON). A military term for arrangements for control over units by joint commanders without full command for all other purposes, such as feeding, clothing, discipline, pay, housing, equipment, and so on. Office of Program Analysis and Evaluation (PA&E). A staff section in the Office of the Secretary of Defense that manages program budgeting for the secretary and does analysis to support the secretary's budget decision making. Planning, programming, and budgeting system (PPBS). A system introduced in the Pentagon in the 1960s that groups budget items together in support of defense missions. It clarifies the connection between inputs of dollars and outputs of combat capabilities.





Program Analysis and Evaluation (PA&E). See Office of Program Analysis and Evaluation (PA&E). Remotely piloted vehicle (RPV). An aircraft without a pilot, controlled from the ground, and often used to carry imaging systems to acquire intelligence from the air. Research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E). The term used to describe defense spending on the full process of creating, developing, and testing military weapons and equipment. Resource management (RM). All those activities related to deciding what resources (people and money) are needed, making the case to the Congress, then using those resources appropriated by Congress. Service cryptologic element (SCE). The technical name for each military service's component of the National Security Agency's operational capabilities: the Naval Security Group, the army's Intelligence and Security Command, and the Air Force Intelligence Agency. Side-looking airborne radar (SLAR). A radar imaging system carried in an aircraft. Signals intelligence (SIGINT). Intelligence derived from intercepted electronic communications. Support to military operations (SMO). Provision of intelligence to the field commands worldwide during peace and war. Tactical exploitation of national capabilities (TENCAP). A National Reconnaissance Office program funded by the military services, not the director of central intelligence's National Foreign Intelligence Program. Tactical reconnaissance and related activities (TIARA). The collection of military service programs devoted to tactical intelligence capabilities. It is not part of the director of central intelligence's National Foreign Intelligence Program.

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Another term for a remotely piloted vehicle. U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The unified command that employs Rangers, Seals, Special Forces units, and several other special operations capabilities.

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