the Department of Homeland Security:
Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) mission is to equip the Homeland Security
Enterprise with the intelligence and information it needs to keep the homeland
safe, secure, and resilient.
mission is supported by four strategic goals:
Understanding of Threats Through Intelligence Analysis
Information and Intelligence Pertinent to Homeland Security
Information Necessary for Action
Intelligence for the Homeland Security Enterprise
analysis is guided by our Program of Analysis (POA), an assessment of key
analytic issues, framed as key intelligence questions (KIQ). These KIQs are
shaped by customer needs, Administration and Departmental leadership
priorities, and resources. Our KIQs are organized by time frame.
- Immediate and Ongoing Threat KIQs focus on short term or operational issues such as
imminent terrorist threats to the homeland. Production that addresses
these threats provides the Administration and DHS leadership with the
intelligence analysis to better inform near-term operational decision to
increase the nation’s security.
- Strategic Context KIQs focus on providing context, trend, or pattern
analysis. Production that addresses these KIQs helps our customers
understand recent threats in a broader, global, or historical perspective
and they shape strategies to combat the threats or address gaps in
homeland security. These would include, for example, how the evolving
cartel-related violence in Mexico compares to past cartel wars or how
threats to our national infrastructure are changing.
- Opportunity KIQs focus on emerging issues or topics for which reporting
streams are new or fragmentary; for example, these KIQs may describe the
kinds of polices or activities that have been effective in combating newly
be expected of an intelligence element supporting a Cabinet-level Department,
about half of our KIQs in the POA focus on providing intelligence to respond to
the strategic needs of our customers. This is followed by our focus on
immediate and ongoing threat. About 10 percent of our focus is on identifying
new topics and issues that could impact the Department and its customers.
will find records associated with the DHS/I&A and the reports they produce.
or IA-0000-14 Report List Index (2013-2014) [118 Pages, 10.1MB]