Navy Intelligence (Navy Intel)
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Navy intelligence is one of 16 elements of the intelligence community (IC). Naval intelligence is the oldest continuous serving U.S. intelligence service, established on March 23, 1882.
Today, Naval intelligence is a global intelligence enterprise of more than 20,000 uniformed and civilian workers. The director of naval intelligence (DNI) directs this enterprise while also serving as the lead intelligence adviser to the Navy secretary and the chief of naval operations (CNO). In this case, the director is called the Navy N2. The DNI is responsible for executing CNO and Navy secretary responsibilities for a wide range of intelligence activities and also serves as the senior official of the IC for the Navy.
The DNI, located in the Pentagon, is responsible for the oversight, planning, programming, strategy and policy of all Navy Intelligence organizations and activities. The Navy's lead intelligence center, the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), is headquartered at the National Maritime Intelligence Center (NMIC) in Suitland. ONI is a major IC production center for maritime intelligence, analyzing and producing assessments of foreign naval capabilities, trends, operations and tactics, global civil maritime activity, and an extensive array of all-source analytical products.
Naval intelligence supports Joint Military Operations through embedded personnel in operational units or expeditionary intelligence teams. Naval intelligence also provides a maritime intelligence reach-back capability from ONI and an emerging network of fleet intelligence centers, as well as joint task force and combatant command joint intelligence operations centers.
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- Law enforcement
- Naval operations
- Staffing and personnel
- Building and personal security
- Specialized military operations
- Technical intelligence
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