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National Counterintelligence Strategy

Definition/Scope: (CI Strategy, 2007) The National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America is a document produced by the National Counterintelligence Executive that elaborates the fundamental responsibility for US intelligence to warn of and help prevent terrorist attacks against the homeland, engage other asymmetric threats, and provide reliable intelligence on traditional and enduring strategic issues. It also describes a way forward by which the counterintelligence organizations of the US government will engage elements in the public and private sectors to address the threat posed by the intelligence activities of foreign powers and groups and protect our nation's secrets and the means by which we obtain those secrets.

Broader Terms:

Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004
National Counterintelligence Executive

Narrower Terms:

weapons of mass destruction

Related Terms:

asymmetric warfare
Director of National Intelligence
National Counterterrorism Center

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