The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis discussed their vision and goals yesterday, May 12, 2010. Under Secretary and CIO for DHS Caryn Wagner and the Principal Deputy Under Secretary Bart Johnson appeared before the House Committee on Homeland Security.
The Office of Intelligence and Analysis has an “overarching vision to be the trusted leader in meeting our nation’s homeland security intelligence needs.” Since Wagner’s nomination in February she has spent extensive time reviewing the mission, roles and functions of the office.
After the examination, Wagner is now focusing on executing the vision by maximizing support of their core customers and by taking better advantages of their resources.
The initiatives that are underway that support the mission are supporting the state and local fusion centers, strengthening the DHS intelligence enterprise, providing first-rate analytic information to core customers, and improving management and processes. Wagner explained each of these in great detail.
“With your support, the leadership of Secretary Napolitano, and the fine men and women of I&A, I believe we can accomplish our goals and fulfill these imperatives. I look forward to keeping the Subcommittee apprised of I&A’s continued progress,” said Wagner in front of the committee.