Draws on all-source intelligence to provide an independent analysis of events to U.S. Department of State policy makers. The INR exists to ensure not only that intelligence activities aid foreign policy and national security but also serve as a central point for providing a policy review of counter-intelligence as well as law enforcement activities. In short, the INR’s main mission is to harness intelligence to serve U.S. diplomacy and to analyze geographical and international boundary issues—including the virtual ones in the cyber domain. INR is a member of the U.S. intelligence community.
See Also: Intelligence; U.S. Intelligence Community.
U.S. Department of State. Bureau of Intelligence and Research. [Online, 2004.] U.S. Department of State Website. http://www.state.gov/s/inr/.