Policy and Capabilities

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Policy and Capabilities (P&C) is led by the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Policy and Capabilities, Dustin Gard-Weiss.

 

  • IC Human Capital (IC HC) - Lead the design, development, and execution of human resources strategies, plans, and policies in support of the men and women who serve in our nation's intelligence agencies.  Oversee personnel policies and programs applicable to the IC; sets standards for IC education, training, and career development, including linguist education, recruitment, and training, as well as joint duty requirements and mechanisms to facilitate the rotation of personnel throughout the IC.
  • Acquisition, Procurement & Facilities (AP&F) - Acquisition, Procurement & Facilities serves as the IC Senior Acquisition Executive (SAE) and facilitates improvements in the IC mission by providing confidence that investments in new capabilities are available quickly, developed effectively, and meet user needs.  AP&F is also responsible for executing IC Senior Procurement Executive (SPE) and IC Senior Real Property Officer (SRPO) functions that enables communities of practice to ensure IC professional skills and tools are world-class across acquisition, procurement, contracting, infrastructure, logistics, and facilities management disciplines.
  • Domestic Engagement, Information Sharing, and Data (DEISD) - The Domestic Engagement, Information Sharing, and Data (DEISD) office is responsible for leading the IC in managing information and data to ensure that it gets to the right people at the right time in the right format, while building, enabling, and maintaining domestic partnerships to mutually share information, people, processes, technologies, innovations, and ideas to inform decision making at all levels while advancing the IC mission and strengthening national security.  DEISD partners include IC elements, Department of Defense, Federal, State, Local and Tribal organizations and a broad range of private sector partners including industry, non-government organizations (NGOs), and academia.
  • Policy & Strategy (P&S) - Sets the strategy and policy framework, enabling the IC's ability to deliver timely, accurate, relevant intelligence, support and capabilities to stay ahead of opportunities and risks in our complex global and technological environment.  Drives the implementation of strategy and policy across the IC, ensuring current activities are aligned with future vision.
  • Requirements, Cost, and Effectiveness (RC&E) - Requirements, Cost, and Effectiveness (RC&E) informs decision making by delivering insight on the future intelligence environment and fact-based analysis on strategic issues, capabilities, cost, and effectivness.
  • Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) - Invests in high-risk, high-reward research to achieve an overwhelming intelligence advantage for the Nation.  Drives groundbreaking research and development in support of our future strategies, enhances innovation across the breadth of IC activities, and allows the IC to take advantage of cutting-edge technology, resulting in critical advances that propel the IC forward.

 

The Domestic Engagement, Information Sharing, and Data (DEISD) office works to foster development, adoption, and use of solutions and standards that promote data and information sharing, safeguarding, and interoperability.

 

The office's mission is to:

  • Lead the IC in managing information and data to ensure that it gets to the right people at the right time in the right format, while building, enabling, and maintaining domestic partnerships.
  • Mutually share information, people, processes, technologies, innovations, and ideas to inform decision making at all levels while advancing the IC mission and strengthening national security.

Key Functions:

  • Foster development, adoption, and use of solutions and standards that promote data and information sharing, safeguarding, and interoperability across the IC and between the IC and its external national security partners.
  • Strengthen existing and develop new external partnerships to enhance intelligence integration and improve access to information to meet IC mission needs.
  • Build and enable private sector partnerships to mutually share expertise and capabilities to advance IC missions
  • Pivot to a data-centric culture: make data-driven decisions; develop a more data savvy IC workforce;  transform our data management tradecraft for the digital age.
  • Develop/modernize policies and authority documents that remove barriers to information sharing.
  • ADNI/DEISD is dual-hatted as the IC Chief Data Officer (IC CDO) and the IC Information Sharing & Safeguarding Executive (IC ISSE).

Key Partners

 

IC elements, DoD, federal, state, local and tribal organizations and a broad range of private sector partners including industry, non-profits, academia, national laboratories, and non-governmental organizations.

The Domestic Engagement, Information Sharing, and Data (DEISD) office comprises three groups: Information & Data; Private Sector Engagement; and Federal, State, Local, and Tribal (FSLT) Engagement. DEISD leads the IC in managing information and data to ensure that it gets to the right people at the right time in the right format, while building, enabling, and maintaining domestic partnerships. ADNI/DEISD is dual hatted as the IC Chief Data Officer (IC CDO) and the IC Information Sharing & Safeguarding Executive (IC ISSE).

 

Information & Data Group

  • Guide and oversee development of IC data strategy, standards, acumen, policy, and services related to sharing & safeguarding information and data
  • Lead efforts to improve information and data discovery, access, and use
  • Advocate for data and information interoperability between IC and Non-IC organizations
  • Serve as action arm for the IC Chief Data Officer (IC CDO) and IC Information Sharing & Safeguarding Executive (IC ISSE)

Private Sector Engagement Group

  • Partner with private sector to establish common goals/shared understanding of threats to national security
  • Develop private sector as a consumer of IC information and identify/understand/prioritize private sector customer information needs
  • Lead IC initiatives to develop and maintain trusted and enduring private sector relationships
  • Develop/modernize policies and authority documents that remove barriers to two-way information sharing
  • Identify new capabilities and opportunities to address the changing global threat environment
  • Deepen knowledge of industry trends and transformative capabilities

Federal, State, Local, and Tribal Engagement Group

  • Synchronize federal, state, local, and tribal engagement and transparency
  • Lead the ODNI's engagement with federal, state, local, and tribal partners
  • Identify opportunities to enhance two-way information sharing between the IC and federal, state, local, and tribal partners

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