An intelligence agency is a government agency responsible for the collection, analysis or exploitation of information and intelligence in support of law enforcement, national security, defense and foreign policy objectives. Means of information gathering are both overt and covert and may include espionage, communication interception, cryptanalysis, cooperation with other institutions, and evaluation of public sources. The assembly and propagation of this information is known as intelligence analysis or intelligence assessment.

Intelligence agencies can provide the following services for their national governments.

  • -Provision of analysis in areas relevant to national  security;
  • -Give early warning of impending crises;
  • -Serve national and international crisis  management by helping to discern the intentions of current or potential  opponents;
  • -Inform national defense planning aand military operations;
  • -Protect sensitive information secrets, both of their own sources and activities, and those of other state agencies; may act covertly to influence the outcome of events in favor of national interests, or influence international security;
  • -Defense against the efforts of other national intelligence agencies and counter intelligence.
  • -There is a distinction between “security intelligence” and “foreign intelligence”. Security  intelligence pertains to domestic threats (e.g. terrorism, espionage).  Foreign intelligence involves information collection relating to the political or economic activities of foreign states.


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