PRISM (surveillance program)

There's more than the CIA and FBI: The 17 agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community

There's more than the CIA and FBI: The 17 agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community

The U.S. intelligence community recently reaffirmed its conclusion that senior officials in Russia were behind hacks during the 2016 presidential campaign into the Democratic National Committee and emails belonging to associates of Hillary Clinton.

But what exactly is the “intelligence community?” It’s not just an amorphous term for all U.S. intelligence officials. It’s a veritable alphabet soup of 17 agencies and offices. The group includes agencies strictly focused on intelligence as well as the intelligence arms of other government agencies and of the military....

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