Director of Central Intelligence Annual Report for the United States Intelligence Community, May 1999 [open pdf - 173KB]
This 1999 report responds to the Congressional request for an annual report on the Intelligence Community. "Since its formal inception through the National Security Act of 1947, the Intelligence Community (IC) has invested in an intelligence business which has grown in size and in capabilities, encompassing not only a vast network of human assets, but also a fleet of satellites, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft and sophisticated listening posts around the world. Our country has been well-served by this effort, but the world has changed and the IC must change along with it. To meet the challenges of an increasingly dangerous and complex world, intelligence consumers are demanding more timely, accurate, and actionable information to inform their decisions and to take preventive measures, if necessary. The IC continues to pursue better, more lucrative collection methods and inter-connectivity enabling analysts to share information quickly and produce more timely and accurate assessments. Throughout 1999, the IC provided vital information on issues ranging from support to military operations in former Yugoslavia to support for environmental disaster relief. The accidental bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade was a painful wake-up call. It reminded the Community of the critical importance of keeping databases current. The discovery of a listening device in the State Department and security challenges at nuclear weapons labs has reinvigorated attention on counterintelligence. The Community must improve its vigilance and take on the responsibility to prevent lapses in attention to these areas. Thousands of intelligence reports are produced each day. This report highlights a small sampling of the accomplishments of the Community over the past year."
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