2014 National Security Strategy.

 

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released its “2014 National Security Strategy” on September 18, 2014. This document is “the blueprint that will drive the priorities for the nation’s 17 Intelligence Community components over the next four years.”

Key aspects of this report include:

“China, Russia, North Korea and Iran will continue to challenge U.S. interests.”

“global power is also becoming more diffuse.”

“New alignments and informal networks, outside of traditional power blocs and national governments, will increasingly have significant impact in global affairs.”

“Competition for scarce resources such as food, water and energy is growing in importance as an intelligence issue as that competition exacerbates instability, and the constant advancements and globalization of technology will bring both benefits and challenges.”

“The seven ‘mission objectives’ are: 1) strategic intelligence; 2) anticipatory intelligence; 3) current operations; 4) cyber intelligence; 5) counterterrorism; 6) counterproliferation; and 7) counterintelligence.”

“The six ‘enterprise objectives’ are: 1) integrated mission management; 2) integrated enterprise management; 3) information sharing and safeguarding; 4) innovation; 5) our people; and 6) our partners.”

DNI James R. Clapper concluded this threat environment sets up “a perfect storm.”

 

NIS Roadmap, courtesy of the ODNI

NIS Roadmap, courtesy of the ODNI

For more information, see:

Lawfare.The 2014 National Intelligence Strategy Roadmap.” September 30, 2014. Accessed December 26, 2014.

NYT. “James Clapper Jr.” November 17, 2014. Accessed December 26, 2014.

ODNI. “DNI UNVEILS 2014 NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE STRATEGY.” September 18, 2014. Accessed December 26, 2014.

ODNI. “The National Intelligence Strategy of the United States of America.” 2014. Accessed December 26, 2014.

Strauss, Robert. “Office of the Director of National Intelligence: The View from the Top.” Youtube. October 23, 2014. Accessed December 26, 2014.

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