The DI’s flagship product is its daily publication, the CIA World Intelligence Review (WIRe). The DI also contributes to the President’s Daily Brief (PDB), an Intelligence Community daily product, coordinated by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) staff. Because information in these two publications is extremely sensitive, they are highly classified and are provided only to a restricted readership. Both the WIRe and the PDB offer analysis that helps policy and security officials work through the core issues in the broader US policy agenda.
- The WIRe is an electronic publication aimed at senior policy and security officials throughout the US Government. Many items from the WIRe are available to major US military commands.
- The PDB compiles the Intelligence Community’s highest level intelligence analysis targeted at the key national security issues and concerns of the President. The PDB is given only to the President, the Vice President, and a very select group of Cabinet-level officials designated by the President.
In addition to preparing articles for the WIRe and the PDB, DI analysts frequently draft memos to respond to the specific questions of individual policymakers or to support upcoming meetings on key policy issues. Analysts also research their areas of specialty to anticipate future challenges, problems, and opportunities for US security interests, sharing their findings through classified publications and oral briefings.
The DI publishes unclassified reference aids that are available to the public. The annual World Factbook is a comprehensive compendium of profiles on more than 260 countries and other entities. Information on geographic, political, demographic, economic, and military issues is included. Chiefs of State and Cabinet Ministers of Foreign Governments is a directory of foreign government officials.