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SubpageUnited States Intelligence Community/Privatisation
Membership• Twenty-Fifth Air Force
• Intelligence and Security Command
• Central Intelligence Agency
• Coast Guard Intelligence
• Defense Intelligence Agency
• Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence
• Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence
• Office of Intelligence and Analysis
• Bureau of Intelligence and Research
• Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
• Office of National Security Intelligence
• Intelligence Branch
• Marine Corps Intelligence Activity
• National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
• National Reconnaissance Office
• National Security Agency
• Central Security Service
• Office of Naval Intelligence
The combined term for the 17 US intelligence agencies.

The United States Intelligence Community is a federation of 17 US intelligence agencies headed by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), whose statutory leadership is exercised through the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

Member organizations of the IC include intelligence agencies, military intelligence, civilian intelligence and analysis offices and subordinate organizations within federal executive departments.

The Washington Post reported in 2010 that there were 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies in 10,000 locations in the United States that were working on counterterrorism, homeland security, and intelligence, and that the intelligence community as a whole would include 854,000 people holding top-secret clearances.[1] According to a 2008 study by the ODNI, private contractors make up 29% of the workforce in the U.S. intelligence community and account for 49% of their personnel budgets.[2]

Intelligence privatisation

Full article: United States Intelligence Community/Privatisation

"In the post-9/11 rush to beef up intelligence, the government has outsourced everything from spy satellites to covert operations.[3] - Tim Shorrock (2005)

List of members


  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20100720183755/http://projects.washingtonpost.com/top-secret-america/articles/a-hidden-world-growing-beyond-control/
  2. Priest, Dana (2011). Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State. Little, Brown and Company. p. 320.
  3. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2005/01/spy-who-billed-me/ saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is
  4. The NSA's Central Security Service also includes the U.S. Navy's Fleet Cyber Command and the Marine Corps' Cryptologic Support Battalion as part of their current cadre (2020/2021), along with the community members from the Army (INSCOM), Air Force (16AF) and Coast Guard (CGI), noted above.