The 17 agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community
by Bill Hayes
In The 17 agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community, the Los Angeles Times briefly explains what each agency does.
- Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Created by Congress in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the office coordinates intelligence collection and sharing among U.S. intelligence agencies. The director is the head of the intelligence community and the principal advisor to the president, National Security Council and Homeland Security Council on intelligence matters related to national security. [more]