Because it operates in the same realms as all the other military services, the U.S. Marine Corps counts interoperability as its intelligence.
The U.S. Coast Guard brings new capabilities to defense intelligence as it integrates operations with the other services.
The U.S. Army is expanding its intelligence activities both within its own forces and interoperably with the other services.
The growing customer list for defense intelligence is blurring traditional lines of distinction among activities and missions.
New threats such as cyberterrorism complement traditional threats such as weapons of mass destruction among the defense intelligence capabilities underpinning future intelligence activities.
Emerging and evolving threats join potential innovations as the drivers for intelligence technology development.
The National Security Agency is focusing inward and outward as it reshapes its technology policy.
Rather than devote valuable resources pursuing every possible technology solution, the intelligence community complements similar efforts in the commercial sector.
Intelligence oversight is an important function in a democracy. But, with transparency and secrecy requirements colliding, it becomes increasingly difficult the more it is pursued.
Other threats to the United States may make daily headlines, but space and cyberspace are below the public radar while at the top of many lists of concerns.