Thursday, November 18, 2010


Apost created in the United States by the Intelligence Reform Act of 2004 in response to recommendations made following the perceived intelligence failure of 11 September 2001. John Negroponte and his deputy, Gen. Michael Hayden, took supervisory responsibility for entire United States intelligence community, comprising the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, the National Security Agency, the National Counterintelligence Executive, the U.S. Air Force’s  Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Directorate, the U.S. Army’s G-2 Intelligence Office, the U.S. Marine Corps’ Intelligence Department, the Office of Naval Intelligence, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Department of Energy’s Intelligence Office and Counterintelligence Office, the Department of Homeland Security’s Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate, the U.S. Coast Guard’s Intelligence Directorate, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Office of Intelligence and its counterterrorism and counterintelligence divisions, the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and the U.S. Treasury’s Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Office.