A National Counter Intelligence ( Ci ) Strategy

1304 Words Jul 4th, 2015 6 Pages
Three of the potential roadblocks associated with the implementation of a National Counter Intelligence (CI) strategy that I believe are the most important rest within resources, information and risk, outlined in Michelle Van Cleave’s article “Strategic Counterintelligence What Is It and What Should We Do about It?” The idea of a national level effort is not a new idea. The National Security Act of 1947 provided basis of our intelligence and CI functions. DoD naturally took the mission of CI activity which fit within the DoD scope. Up and until the 1980s a series of failures within the CI world, such as the failed hostage rescue in 1980 helped to place emphasis on the lack of coordination between DoD services. A new definition of CI was established in 1981 with President Reagan’s signing of the Executive Order (EO) 12333. EO 12333 outlines CI definitions and functions, giving definition to what a U.S. person is to be understood as. The EO also defined the functional roles for DoD CI activities and reporting structure. Finally part 2 of the EO described rules associated with the collection efforts and dissemination of reporting on U.S. persons. The DoD continued to hold within its realm the control of intelligence activities under Title 10, which did not specifically spell out the activities of CI within the military commands, resulting in a lack of central coordination and control. Around the year 2000 the CIA and FBI started using the term “counterintelligence” in their…
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