Learn about the members of the U.S. Government's Intelligence Community, also known as Three-Letter Agencies.
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created June 21, 2017
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|Seal||Year Established||Acronym||Agency||Duties||Parent Agency||Federal Department||Motto||Headquarters||Current Director|
|1776||MI||Military Intelligency Corps||Provides timely, relevant and accurate intelligence and electronic warfare||U.S. Army||Department of Defense||Always At Front||Fort Belvoir, Virginia||BG Nathan Fletcher|
|1882||ONI||Office of Naval Intelligence||Provides maritime intelligence||U.S. Navy||Department of Defence||Suitland, Maryland||Robert D. Sharp|
|1908||FBI||FBI Intelligence Branch||Is the nation's federal law enforcement agency; domestically gathers intelligence and enforces criminal law||None||Department of Justice||Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity||Washington, D.C.||Andrew McCabe|
|1915||CGI||Coast Guard Intelligence||Secures intelligence information for the Coast Guard||U.S. Coast Guard||Department of Defense||Washington, D.C.||Christopher J. Tomney|
|1945||INR||Bureau of Intelligence and Research||Provides intelligence and analytic support to U.S. diplomats||None||Department of State||Washington, D.C.||Daniel B. Smith|
|1947||CIA||Central Intelligence Agency||Gathers, processes, and analyzes national security information internationally; has no law enforcement||None||None||The Work of a Nation. The Center of Intelligence.||Langley, Virginia||Mike Pompeo|
|1948||25AF||25th Air Force||Provides intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance resources and expertise; also tasked with cryptology||U.S. Air Force||Department of Defence||The Pentagon||Major General Mary F. O’Brien|
|1952||NSA||National Security Agency||Monitors, collects, and processes data for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes||None||Department of Defense||Defending Our Nation, Securing the Future||Fort Meade, Maryland||Richard Ledgett|
|1961||DIA||Defense Intelligence Agency||Informs policy makers about the military intentions and capabilities of foreign governments and non-state actors; has no law-enforcement authority||None||Department of Defense||Committed to Excellence in Defense of the Nation||Washington, D.C.||Vincent R. Stewart|
|1961||NRO||National Reconnaissance Office||Designs, builds and operates reconnaissance satelites; provides satelite intelligences to several government agencies||None||Department of Defense||Supra Et Ultra (Above and Beyond)||Chantilly, Virginia||Betty J. Sapp|
|1973||DEA||Drug Enforcement Administration||Aims to reduce supply, sale, smuggling, and use of illegal drugs in the United States||None||Department of Justice||Tough Work, Vital Mission||Arlington County, Virginia||Chuck Rosenberg|
|1977||OICI||Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence||Gathers intelligence for the Department of Energy and helps other intelligence agencies with technical analysis||None||Department of Energy||Washington, D.C.||Steven K. Black|
|1987||MCIA||Marine Corps Intelligence Activity||Provides intelligence to the Marine Corps and the U.S. Intelligence Community||U.S. Marine Corps||Department of Defense||Excellence in Expeditionary Intelligence||Washington, D.C.||BG Dimitri Henry May|
|1996||NGA||National Geospatial-Intelligence||Collects, analyzes, and and distributes geo-spatial intelligence||None||Department of Defense||Know the Earth... Show the Way... Understand the World||Springfield, Virginia||Robert Cardillo|
|2004||TFI||Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence||Responsible for reducing the use of the financial system for illicit activities by terrorists, money launderes, drug cartels, and other security threats||None||Department of the Treasury||Washington, D.C.||Adam J. Szubin|
|2007||I&A||Office of Intelligence and Analysis||Develops, collects, and analyzes intelligence collected by the entire Department of State||None||Department of Homeland Security||Washington, D.C.||General Frank Taylor|