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Director of National Intelligence

Intelligence Community Directives

The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) established Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs) as the principal means by which the DNI provides guidance, policy, and direction to the Intelligence Community. The DNI also directed that all Director of Central Intelligence Directives (DCIDs) remain in force until canceled or superseded by an ICD. The contents of an ICD may be issued in an Intelligence Community Policy Memorandum prior to its formal publication in an ICD.

ICDs which have been publicly disclosed include the following:

With a couple of exceptions (e.g. ICD 2005-1 and ICD-1), all ICDs are issued sequentially within one of nine series of policy areas:

Enterprise Management 100 Deputy DNI for Management
Intelligence Analysis 200 Deputy DNI for Analysis
Intelligence Collection 300 Deputy DNI for Collection
Customer Outcomes 400 Deputy DNI for Customer Outcomes
Information Management 500 Associate DNI and Chief Information Officer
Human Capital 600 Assistant Deputy DNI and Chief Human Capital Officer
and Assistant Deputy DNI for Education and Training and Chancellor, National Intelligence University
Security and Counterintelligence 700 National Counterintelligence Executive
and Assistant Deputy DNI for Security
Science and Technology 800 Associate DNI for Science and Technology
Mission Management 900 Subject Dependent

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Updated May 8, 2024