1 FAM 430 


(CT:ORG-650;   01-24-2024)
(Office of Origin:  INR/EX)


1 FAM 431.1  Responsibilities

(CT:ORG-627;   05-24-2023)

The Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research:

(1)  Serves as the Secretary of State’s principal adviser on intelligence matters and coordinates and supervises all intelligence-related activities in the Department.

(2)  Is the Head of the Intelligence Community Element (HOICE) for the Department of State, reflecting that INR is also an element of the Intelligence Community (IC) pursuant to Section 3 of the National Security Act (50 U.S.C. 3003);

·         As HOICE, is responsible for implementing Director of National Intelligence (DNI) directives for the protection of national intelligence and intelligence sources and methods

(3)  Directs the Department's all-source and independent research and analysis, and intelligence-related training and briefings;

(4)  Serves as the Secretary of State’s representative to the IC, coordinates with the DNI and other elements of the IC, and ensures INR participation in community intelligence analyses;

(5)  Ensures that U.S. intelligence activities support U.S. foreign policy priorities; are consistent with Chief of Mission authority, laws, and Executive Orders; and do not undermine the foreign policy interests of the United States;

(6)  Coordinates and represents to the IC the Department’s requirements for intelligence collection and analysis;

(7)  Maintains information management systems to ensure efficient receipt, processing, and dissemination of intelligence up to Top Secret classification;

(8)  Facilitates requests to other intelligence agencies from Department offices for declassification, release, or exceptional use of information derived from intelligence sources;

(9)  Determines whether a Department of State employee (as defined in Executive Order 12968) may have access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) according to Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 704, “Personnel Security Standards and Procedures Governing Eligibility for Access to Sensitive Compartmented Information and Other Controlled Access Program Information";

(10) Serves as the primary reporting channel to the President’s Advisory Board (PIAB) and the Intelligence Oversight Board (IOB); and

(11) Exercises responsibility for the following Department regulatory publications:

·         Subchapter 1 FAM 430, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, in Foreign Affairs Manual Volume 1, Organization and Functions

·         Subchapter 2 FAM 110, Post Organization (partial) in Foreign Affairs Manual Volume 2, General

·         The Chief of Mission Handbook (contact INR for information)

·         11 FAM 300 (Classified) and 400 (Classified)

1 FAM 431.2  Organization

(CT:ORG-179;   01-18-2008)

An organization chart of INR is in 1 FAM Exhibit 431.2. 

1 FAM 431.3  Authorities

(CT:ORG-404;   01-18-2017)

The following authorities apply to INR:

(1)  Executive Order 12333, as amended;

(2)  22 U.S.C. 2656;

(3)  50 U.S.C. 3091 et seq.;

(4)  National Security Act of 1947, as amended;

(5)  Intelligence Organizations Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-496);

(6)  Presidential Directive, dated January 25, 1963;

(7)  Executive Order 12048, dated March 27, 1978;

(8)  Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, 2004;

(9)  ICDs and related guidance as promulgated by the DNI for the protection of intelligence information and intelligence sources and methods;

(10) Executive Order 13462, “President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and Intelligence Oversight Board,” dated February 29, 2008;

(11) Delegation of Authority No. 155, dated September 21, 1984 – authorities under the Soviet and Eastern European Research and Training Act (the Act);

(12) Delegation of Authority No. 208, dated November 30, 1993 – functions of the Secretary under Section 804(a) of the Act, relating to the Advisory Committee for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union; and

(13) Other authorities, as applicable.


(CT:ORG-404;   01-18-2017)

The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research:

(1)  Serves as the senior deputy and advisor to the Assistant Secretary;

(2)  Has the authority to act on the Assistant Secretary’s behalf in his or her absence;

(3)  Is responsible for the overall management of the Bureau;

(4)  In consultation with the Assistant Secretary, plans and supervises the substantive work of the Bureau;

(5)  Represents the Bureau in Department and interagency groups;

(6)  Oversees Bureau security;

(7)  Supervises offices as determined by the Assistant Secretary to include:

(a)  Office of the Executive Director (INR/EX);

(b)  Office of Opinion Research (INR/OPN);

(c)  INR Watch (INR/WATCH);

(d)  Office of Analytical Outreach (INR/AO); and

(e)  Office of Technology and Innovation

(8)  Supervises the Publications Staff, who:

(a)  Standardize format, assure quality in INR publications, and edit and produce all Bureau publications;

(b)  Manage INR participation in IC and Department websites, including content, production, and security for all sites; and

(c)  Represent the Bureau on interagency boards dealing with electronic publishing and information sharing.

(9)  Supervises the Professional Development Coordinator.

1 FAM 432.1  Office of the Executive Director (INR/EX)

(CT:ORG-627;   05-24-2023)

The Office of the Executive Director (INR/EX):

(1)  Advises the Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary on, and provides executive management and direction of:

(a)  Budget and finance;

(b)  Human resources;

(c)  General services;

(d)  Communications;

(e)  Administrative services;

(f)   Strategic planning and performance management;

(g)  Certain aspects of security; and

(h)  Continuity of operations.

(2)  Liaises with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) on a variety of policy issues in the areas of:

(a)  Human capital;

(b)  Training and rotational assignments, including management of IC Joint Duty Rotations for the Department

(c)  Budget and financial management;

(d)  Strategic planning and performance management;

(e)  Security; and

(f)   Continuity of operations

(3)  Serves as the INR coordinator for internal controls management, Department inspections and audits, and certain other reporting requirements.

1 FAM 432.2  Office of Opinion Research (INR/OPN)

(CT:ORG-309;   06-05-2013)

The Office of Opinion Research (INR/OPN):

(1)  Employs comprehensive knowledge of global opinion research, systematic social science research methods, and analysis of foreign public and media opinion to inform U.S. policy and program decisions;

(2)  Stays abreast of all public opinion research worldwide of interest to U.S. foreign policy decision makers;

(3)  Commissions and manages surveys of foreign public and elite opinion around the world on major policy issues;

(4)  Analyzes foreign media editorial commentary on major policy issues;

(5)  Produces written analyses of foreign public and media opinion for senior policymakers and briefs results to officials;

(6)  Collaborates with analysts in INR, other IC agencies, U.S. Government experts, and outside experts on foreign opinion; and

(7)  Represents INR in interagency committees on open source issues.

1 FAM 432.3  INR Watch (INR/WATCH)

(CT:ORG-309;   06-05-2013)


(1)  Serves as the State Department’s 24-hour/7 days-a-week intelligence center for monitoring, evaluating, alerting, and briefing time-sensitive intelligence to Department and bureau principals; and

(2)  Is the principal liaison to other IC operations centers.

1 FAM 432.4  Office of Analytical Outreach (INR/AO)

(CT:ORG-398;   09-13-2016)

The Office of Analytical Outreach (INR/AO):

(1)  Organizes and funds analytic exchanges with outside experts to inform the thinking of U.S. Government policymakers and intelligence analysts;

(2)  Arranges Executive Analytic Exchanges for newly confirmed U.S. ambassadors and Department principals on key issues pertaining to their assignments;

(3)  Manages the IC Associates Program of recognized experts to share their expertise with policymakers and analysts;

(4)  Is the IC lead component for analytic outreach; and

(5)  Manages on behalf of the Secretary of State the Russian, Eurasian and East European Research and Training Program (Title VIII of Public Law 98-164), and provides support for the advisory committee established by Title VIII.

1 FAM 432.5  Technology and Innovation Office (INR/TIO)

(CT:ORG-404;   01-18-2017)

The Technology and Innovation Office (INR/TIO):

(1)  Has responsibility for planning, managing and directing INR’s TS/SCI systems, networks, and websites to ensure efficient receipt, processing, storage, and dissemination of intelligence and for managing INR’s IT systems as a strategic resource;

(2)  Represents the HoICE as participant on the IC Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council (CIOC), collaborating with and influencing IC-wide counterparts on interoperability and the common IC architecture and platform design and management;

(3)  Provides all of INR’s technology-related resource management, program management, acquisition management, budget planning and formulation, strategic planning, enterprise architecture, policy and compliance, engineering, help desk, graphics and visualization, production and communications, and security operations;

(4)  Provides oversight of security matters with Diplomatic Security on TS/SCI IT security systems and material; and

(5)  Coordinates with IRM to provide comprehensive support to Departmental users of TS/SCI systems.


(CT:ORG-383;   11-19-2015)

The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Analysis and Production:

(1)  Ensures independent and deeply knowledgeable analysis based on all sources of information informs policy;

(2)  Manages a comprehensive program of current and long-term analysis for the Department;

(3)  Represents INR on IC bodies concerned with the planning, coordination, and quality of analytic intelligence products;

(4)  Ensures INRs analytic integrity and effectiveness;

(5)  Supervises offices, as directed by the Assistant Secretary to include:

(a)  Office of Analysis for Africa (INR/AF);

(b)  Office of Analysis for East Asia and the Pacific (INR/EAP);

(c)  Office of Analysis for Europe (INR/EUR);

(d)  Office of Analysis for Western Hemisphere Affairs (INR/WHA);

(e)  Office of Analysis for Near East Affairs (INR/NEA);

(f)   Office of Analysis for South Asia (INR/SA);

(g)  Office of Analysis for Russia and Eurasia (INR/REA);

(h)  Office of Economic Analysis (INR/EC);

(i)   Office of the Geographer and Global Issues (INR/GGI);

(j)   Office of Analysis for Terrorism, Narcotics, and Crime (INR/TNC); and

(k)  Office of Analysis for Strategic, Proliferation, and Military Issues (INR/SPM)

(6)  Supervises the Bureau Director of Analytic Standards and Integration; and

(7)  Supervises the President's Daily Brief (PDB) Liaison.

1 FAM 433.1  Geographic Analytical Offices

(CT:ORG-383;   11-19-2015)

Geographical Analytical Offices:

(1)  Produce timely, independent, all-source analyses and assessments of regions, countries, and topics of policy interest to the Secretary, other Department principals, and national security policymakers throughout the U.S. Government;

(2)  Provide and facilitate current intelligence support to Department Principals, Assistant Secretaries, and their staffs;

(3)  Draft intelligence analyses and articles for IC analytic products such as the PDB, National Intelligence Council (NIC) Estimates, and other IC analysis;

(4)  Collaborate and coordinate with offices within the ODNI, analysts in other IC elements, U.S. Government experts, and outside experts on topics and countries; and

(5)  Serve as the focal point for coordinating and facilitating other IC agencies analytic support to Department bureaus and offices.

(6)  The geographic offices are:

(a)  Office of Analysis for Africa (INR/AF), responsible for sub-Saharan Africa;

(b)  Office of Analysis for East Asia and the Pacific (INR/EAP);

(c)  Office of Analysis for Europe (INR/EUR), responsible for European countries, including the Baltic States, but excluding other states that were formerly part of the Soviet Union;

(d)  Office of Analysis for Western Hemisphere Affairs (INR/WHA), responsible for Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada;

(e)  Office of Analysis for Near East Affairs (INR/NEA), responsible for the Near East, including North Africa;

(f)   Office of Analysis for South Asia (INR/SA); and

(g)  Office of Analysis for Russia and Eurasia (INR/REA)

1 FAM 433.2  Office of Economic Analysis (INR/EC)

(CT:ORG-309;   06-05-2013)

The Office of Economic Analysis (INR/EC):

(1)  Produces independent, all-source analyses and assessments of international economic issues, including economic growth and development, economic security, trade, energy, and terrorism financing;

(2)  Leads the Bureau on sanctions issues; and

(3)  Supports the NIC Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

1 FAM 433.3  Office of the Geographer and Global Issues (INR/GGI)

(CT:ORG-598;   02-14-2022)

The Office of the Geographer and Global Issues (INR/GGI):

(1)  Produces independent, all-source analyses and assessments on humanitarian crises and multilateral interventions; international migration and refugee flows; the environment and sustainable development; natural resource and energy issues; sovereignty and boundary disputes and territorial claims; human rights and war crimes; democratization and elections; and the activities of the United Nations and other international organizations;

(2)  Represents the Department on the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, and consults with regional policy bureaus to issue guidance on official foreign geographic names used by U.S. Government agencies;

(3)  Advises the Department and other federal agencies on geographic and cartographic matters;

(4)  Produces maps, graphics, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analyses and products for the Department and other customers and reviews maps and charts produced by other agencies;

(5)  Serves as the U.S. Government Executive Agent for information sharing with the international criminal tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and with the war crimes Special Court for Sierra Leone and Special Tribunal for Lebanon, and other ad hoc tribunals, courts, and mechanisms;

(6)  Leads the Humanitarian Information Unit (HIU) - an interagency center that collects, analyzes, and disseminates information that helps U.S. Government decision makers and partners anticipate and respond to humanitarian crises worldwide; and

(7)  The Director of INR/GGI is the Geographer of the Department of State and acts as the Geographer of the United States in issuing U.S. Government-wide guidance on international boundary and related sovereignty issues, by authority of OMB Circular A-16 that designates the Department of State as the Data Theme lead for the International Boundaries National Geospatial Data Asset; and

(8)  The Director of INR/GGI is also the Senior Agency Official for Geospatial Information (SAOGI). The SAOGI formally represents the Department on the Steering Committee of the Federal Geographic Data Committee and leads the Department's response to the Geospatial Data Act of 2018 (GDA) and other Congressional, OMB, and Executive geospatial requirements.

1 FAM 433.4  Office of Analysis for Terrorism, Narcotics, and Crime (INR/TNC)

(CT:ORG-309;   06-05-2013)

The Office of Analysis for Terrorism, Narcotics, and Crime (INR/TNC):

(1)  Produces independent, all-source analyses and assessments of trends in international terrorism, narcotics, and crime, particularly as they affect U.S. security and diplomatic efforts;

(2)  Works with major IC analytic centers concerned with those issues; and

(3)  Represents the Bureau on the Interagency Intelligence Committee on Terrorism.

1 FAM 433.5  Office of Analysis for Strategic, Proliferation, and Military Issues (INR/SPM)

(CT:ORG-309;   06-05-2013)

The Office of Analysis for Strategic, Proliferation, and Military Issues (INR/SPM) produces independent, all-source analyses and assessments of strategic, arms control, proliferation, and political-military issues, including:

(1)  Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery;

(2)  International transfers of advanced conventional weapons and weapons-related technologies;

(3)  Bilateral and multilateral arms control agreements; and

(4)  Military conflicts and military balances in areas of priority interest to Department customers.


(CT:ORG-436;   12-19-2017)

The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence Policy and Coordination:

(1)  Coordinates between the Department, Chiefs of Mission, the IC, and the National Security Council Staff (NSCS) to ensure that intelligence collection and operational activities support, are informed by, and are consistent with U.S. foreign policy, IC policies, and the Department of State’s interests;

(2)  Represents the Department to the IC, including its senior collection requirements committees, and to the NSCS on matters relating to the collection of technical and human intelligence, counter-intelligence, and cyber issues;

(3)  Represents the Department to the ODNI Foreign Relations Committee, the Intelligence Policy Advisory Group (IPAG), the National Counterintelligence Policy Board, and other entities responsible for intelligence policy established by the ODNI or elements of the IC; and

(4)  Supervises offices and staff as directed by the Assistant Secretary, including:

(a)  Office of Consular and Management Liaison (INR/CML);

(b)  Intelligence Policy and Information Sharing Center (INR/PSC);

(c)  Office of Cyber Affairs (INR/CYBER);

(d)  Office of Intelligence Operations and Oversight (INR/OPS); and

(e)  Office of Technical Collection Affairs (INR/TCA)

1 FAM 434.1  Office of Consular and Management Liaison (INR/CML)

(CT:ORG-547;   05-08-2020)

The Office of Consular Management Liaison (INR/CML):

(1)  Coordinates between the IC and the Department on matters relevant to the consular function and the vetting of proposed ambassadors to the United States in connection with requests for agrément.  Coordinates Department activities involving the issuance/revocation of visas issued to persons believed to be a threat to U.S. national security; works with the National Counterterrorism Center, the National Targeting Center, and the Terrorist Screening Center to ensure appropriate information sharing; oversees the Consular Affairs (CA) Watch; coordinates access to IC-produced reports by CA and the Bureau of Diplomatic Security; and works with CA to ensure that consular officers assigned abroad have appropriate access to SCI.  Assists the Office of Protocol and regional bureaus with agrément requests.

(2)  Working with all relevant bureaus under the direction of the Under Secretary for Management, serves as the Department’s focal point for issues relating to the IC and Department resources.  Facilitates the IC’s interactions with the Department’s management bureaus and offices, including the Bureaus of Global Talent Management (GTM), Budget and Planning (BP), Diplomatic Security (DS), and Administration (A), the Foreign Service Institute (FS), and the Office of Management Strategy and Solutions (M/SS).  It provides IC-related administrative and consular support to U.S. diplomatic and consular posts, coordinates the Department’s review of management issues relating to the IC’s overseas presence, advises the INR Front Office, M, and other Department principals on the management aspects of intelligence programs, and represents the Department on a variety of IC bodies.

1 FAM 434.2  Intelligence Policy and Information Sharing Center (INR/PSC)

(CT:ORG-436;   12-19-2017)

The Intelligence Policy and Information Sharing Center (INR/PSC):

(1)  Coordinates other-agency approval for Department use of intelligence, including imagery, in démarches and other discussions with foreign government, international and nongovernmental organization officials, and the public; acts as INR's focal point for Cleared Language Requests (CLRs); manages INR's participation in the IC's foreign disclosure and release process; and acts on IC and DoD requests to use diplomatic reporting in analytic products and with foreign governments, after coordinating with Department policy bureaus.

(2)  Supports the participation of INR's Assistant Secretary, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence Policy and Coordination in the IC's Executive Committee (EXCOM), Deputy Executive Committee (DEXCOM), and Intelligence Policy Advisory Group (IPAG) and other intelligence policy fora.  Coordinates the Department's participation in the IC policy process, including the development of Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs) and subsidiary guidance.  Serves as the Executive Secretariat for the State Intelligence Policy Board, should it be convened by the INR Assistant Secretary.

(3)  Facilitates the Department’s review of Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) that is subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests; acts as INR's liaison to the Department's FOIA program on matters requiring review for IC equities; and coordinates with the Department's FOIA program to ensure that IC FOIA policies are consistent with the Department's interests.

(4) Leads INR's participation in IC initiatives relating to transparency, civil liberties, and related issues.

1 FAM 434.2-1  Policy and Guidelines for Intelligence Diplomacy

(CT:ORG-650;   01-24-2024)

a. As set forth in Intelligence Community (IC) Directive 403, “U.S. intelligence is a national asset to be conserved and protected and will be shared with foreign entities only when consistent with U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives and when an identifiable benefit can be expected to accrue to the United States.  It is the policy of the U.S. government to share intelligence with foreign governments whenever it is consistent with U.S. law and clearly in the national interest to do so, and when it is intended for a specific purpose and generally limited in duration.”

b. Consistent with IC Directive 403, INR’s Policy and Sharing Center (PSC) ensures that all elements of the Department are empowered and informed to use the tools of intelligence disclosure and release to advance diplomacy.  INR will support and provide technical assistance for policy-led intelligence diplomacy initiatives, including using intelligence to inform and warn partners, drive convergence in approaches and outlook, enable multilateral actions, and deprive adversaries of advantage.

c.  In addition, INR/PSC provides guidance and counsel to Department personnel on the considerations and process governing requests to integrate into U.S. diplomatic activities the disclosure or release of classified Intelligence Community (IC) national intelligence or Department of Defense (DoD) military intelligence (hereinafter intelligence) to foreign entities or the public.

d. Definitions:

(1)  Declassification:  a permanent change in the classification of intelligence, removing its protective status, for a broader audience or the public.

(2)  Disclosure:  the sharing of approved classified information with an authorized recipient(s) without providing a copy to the recipient for retention.

(3)  Downgrade:  a temporary change in the classification of intelligence to a lower level for a specific audience and purpose.

(4)  Foreign Entities:  foreign governments or components thereof, international organizations or coalitions consisting of sovereign states, and others as determined by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).  Foreign nationals and foreign contractors not affiliated with sovereign states do not constitute foreign entities for purposes of foreign disclosure or release except as designated by the DNI.

(5)  Intelligence Diplomacy:  the use of intelligence to support diplomatic activities and public diplomacy to advance U.S. foreign policy objectives, inform partners, build alliances, facilitate cooperation, drive convergence in approaches and views, and verify treaties.

(6)  Release:  the sharing of approved classified information with an authorized recipient(s) or the public and providing a copy to the recipient for retention.

e. Guiding Principles:  The principles below should inform decisions about whether to use intelligence in support of U.S. diplomatic activities.

(1)  Policy Alignment:  As with any tool of statecraft, intelligence diplomacy may lose its comparative value if it is over-used.  Intelligence diplomacy should be in support of defined policy objectives.

(2)  Integration with other Tools:  Intelligence diplomacy should be consistent with and reinforce other elements of national power, including, for example, military, economic, law enforcement, communications, and humanitarian activities.

(3)  Allies and Partners:  Intelligence diplomacy should prioritize strengthening alliances and partnerships.

(4)  Credibility and Reliability:  Intelligence diplomacy should rely on credible, ideally multi-sourced, intelligence, to maintain the credibility of the U.S. government.

(5)  Unique Intelligence Value:  Intelligence diplomacy should strive to share new, unique information not otherwise available through open sources.

(6)  Easy to Communicate:  Intelligence used in support of diplomacy should be clear and easy to communicate to increase the prospects of influencing and informing the intended audience.

(7)  Sources and Methods Protection:  Intelligence diplomacy should not jeopardize U.S. government sources and methods.  Therefore, intelligence diplomacy proposals should, in coordination with the IC, carefully weigh the expected benefits against potential risks to sources and methods.

f.  Coordination Process:

(1)  All requests to disclose or release intelligence must be coordinated in a manner consistent with applicable IC Directives and Policy.

(2)  Within the Department of State, INR/PSC coordinates all intelligence sharing proposals with appropriate IC and DoD elements, providing guidance and recommending best practices for obtaining approved intelligence to advance diplomatic objectives.

(3)  Requests to share intelligence must be submitted to INR/PSC via its online management tool on the Top Secret system for coordination with appropriate IC and DoD elements.  Requesters without access to the Top Secret system can engage INR/PSC via CLASSNET or OPENNET at the addresses in para f(8).

(4)  Requesters must provide a strong justification describing how the proposed disclosure or release supports U.S. foreign policy.

(5)  Requests should anticipate questions or concerns to receive the timeliest decisions.

(6)  INR/PSC tracks, monitors, advocates for, and escalates requests, when necessary.

(7)  Decisions are processed expeditiously and may be prioritized depending on the time and report sensitivity of the request.

(8)  Contact INR/PSC coordinators at the following group email addresses INR-PSC@state.sgov.gov (CLASSNET) and DomPSCUsers@state.ic.gov (INRISS) for further guidance or questions.  Sharing matters should not be discussed on the OPENNET system, however, you may contact INR-PSC@state.gov with general questions.

g. Roles and Responsibilities:

(1)  INR Analysts:  Facilitate intelligence diplomacy efforts through close collaboration with Department policymakers, including helping policymakers to develop well-sourced, intelligence-based materials for potential sharing or release.

(2)  INR/PSC Coordinators:  Manage all intelligence sharing or public release requests consistent with IC Directives and Policy, guiding policymaker compliance with IC and DOD handling instructions and maintaining INR’s official repository of sharing support to the Department.

(3)  Department Officials:  Collaborate with INR analysts and INR/PSC to develop proposed materials for sharing, submit justifications linked to U.S. foreign policy objectives, indicate clear timelines for delivery, and ensure compliance with INR handling instructions.

1 FAM 434.3  Office of Cyber Affairs and Emerging Technology (INR/CET)

(CT:ORG-598;   02-14-2022)

The Office of Cyber Affairs and Emerging Technology (INR/CET) is responsible for producing independent all-source intelligence analysis and assessments on all issues concerning cyberspace and emerging technologies, including the policies, objectives, operations, and organization of foreign governments and non-state actors.  Specific cyber-related issues include, e.g., Internet governance, norms, cybercrime, and telecommunications.  Specific emerging technology issues include, e.g., the implications for U.S. national security of the development and application of emerging technologies in the areas of artificial intelligence and quantum computing.  The office provides intelligence support, including written products and briefings, to Department offices and bureaus.  It also coordinates on IC products on cyber and emerging technology issues.  In addition, the office supports policy bureaus in coordination of cyber operations.  It:

(1)  Addresses emerging technologies and cyber-related and intelligence policy;

(2)  Represents the Department in the IC on emerging threat technologies and cyber-related intelligence policy issues; and

(3)  Analyzes foreign intentions, reactions and responses to U.S. cyber policy and emerging technologies policies and activities; and the implications of emerging technologies and cyber activities for relations between countries.

1 FAM 434.4  Office of Intelligence Operations and Oversight (INR/OPS)

(CT:ORG-470;   08-21-2018)

The Office of Intelligence Operations and Oversight (INS/OPS):

(1)  Serves as the focal point for the Department's policy review of sensitive civilian and military intelligence operations and programs, including counterintelligence and law enforcement activities; maintains liaison on operational matters with the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

(2)  Supports INR's participation on the National Counterintelligence Policy Board and other national counterintelligence executive-managed activities, including damage assessments conducted in connection with espionage cases, and maintains the Department's official records of such assessments. 

(3)  Supports the Secretary and Chiefs of Mission in the exercise of their intelligence oversight responsibilities; coordinates INR's engagement with the Office of Inspector General on intelligence oversight matters; coordinates INR's engagement with the Intelligence Oversight Board (IOB) of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB); and acts as INR's focal point for liaison with Congress, including the intelligence oversight committees.

(4)  In furtherance of its support to Chiefs of Mission, assists the Foreign Service Institute by conducting the intelligence oversight portion of the Ambassadorial Seminar; coordinates IC briefings for ambassadors and ambassadorial nominees; maintains INR’s Chief of Mission Handbook and other guidance for Chiefs of Mission on intelligence oversight matters; manages the Department’s Secret-level cable channel for communications between the Department and Chiefs of Mission on intelligence matters (the Roger Channel); and coordinate's INR's participation in the Department's program to extend e-Intel's TS/SCI communications capabilities overseas.

(5)  Serves as INR's focal point for human intelligence collection, requirements, policies and programs, including the development of National Human Collection Directives (NHCDs) by the National Human Intelligence Requirements Tasking Center (NHRTC) and, on behalf of the Secretary, issues advisory taskings to Chiefs of Mission.

(6)  Serves as the Department's focal point for promoting diplomatic reporting, particularly as it is responsive to the needs of the IC.  Hosts INR/B, INR's focal point for biographic information on foreign leaders.

1 FAM 434.5  Office of Technical Collection Affairs (INR/TCA)

(CT:ORG-436;   12-19-2017)

The Office of Technical Collections Affairs (INR/TCA):

(1)  Serves as the Department's expert on all aspects of technical intelligence collection activities, prioritization, and resource requirements; coordinates Department and Chief of Mission review of U.S. technical intelligence programs, operations, policies, and relations with foreign technical services; supports INR principals' participation in Intelligence Community fora addressing technical intelligence collection issues and Department policymakers' participation in NSC-led and other fora addressing the foreign policy implications of technical intelligence collection proposals.

(2)  Tasks technical intelligence systems on behalf of INR analysts and Department policymakers; coordinates INR and Department-wide assessments of the value of technical intelligence.

(3)  Develops and represents the Department's interests and intelligence information needs in interagency fora concerned with requirements, collection operations, evaluations, and future architectures in signals, imagery, and measurement and signatures intelligence, as well as open source information; coordinates with  the NSC, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and other agencies to ensure that  the Department's foreign policy concerns are factored into the consideration of technical intelligence collection activities overseas.

(4)  Serves as INR's focal point for engagement with the National Security Agency, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and the technical collection elements of the Defense Intelligence Agency and CIA, as well as the Open Source Enterprise, on technical collection issues. Leads INR's Open Source Community of Interest.


1 FAM EXHIBIT 431.2  

Title: Org Chart Bureau of Intelligence and Research - Description: Org Chart Bureau of Intelligence and Research
(CT:ORG-598;   02-14-2022)