The security environment in which we live is dynamic and uncertain, replete with a host of threats and challenges that have the potential to grow more deadly. The Intelligence Community (IC) plays an important role in our national security strategy. It must maintain worldwide vigilance on the foreign threats to our citizens, infrastructure, and allies. In addition, Intelligence Community agencies are expected to inform policy makers of opportunities to advance US foreignpolicy objectives.
During FY 1999, the IC made critical and important contributions to advance our national security strategy. Thousands of intelligence reports are produced each day to support policy makers, law enforcement and military customers. This report includes only those achievements that can be described without risk to sensitive sources and methods.
The IC prioritizes its collection, processing and analysis resources according to customer requirements. This section lists accomplishments by the IC according to strategic priority, region of the world, transnational issues, and the various intelligence disciplines.