Crisis Management in the Intelligence Community

01.30.17 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

Last month, outgoing Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper issued new guidance on how the U.S. intelligence community should pivot in response to a crisis.

A “crisis” is defined here as “An event or situation, as determined by the DNI, that threatens U.S. national security interests and requires an expedited shift in national intelligence posture, priorities, and/or emphasis.”

The new guidance explains how that shift in intelligence posture is to be executed.

See Intelligence Community Crisis Management, Intelligence Community Policy Guidance 900.2, December 23, 2016.