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The National Intelligence Council (NIC) is the center for midterm and long-term strategic thinking within the United States Intelligence Community (IC). It was formed in 1979. According to its official website:

The NIC's goal is to provide policymakers with the best information: unvarnished, unbiased and without regard to whether the analytic judgments conform to current U.S. policy.

One of the NICs most important analytical projects is a Global Trends report produced for the incoming US president. The report is delivered to the incoming president between Election Day and Inauguration Day, and it assesses critical drivers and scenarios for global trends with an approximate time horizon of fifteen years. The Global Trends analysis provides a basis for long-range strategic policy assessment for the White House and the intelligence community. The NIC's most recent Global Trends report, "Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World" was released in November, 2008.[1]. The next report should be finalised end of 2012.

On February 2, 2007, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the National Intelligence Council released the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE)—"'Prospects for Iraq's Stability: A Challenging Road Ahead' Unclassified Key Judgments".[2]

Organization[edit | edit source]

The NIC has a Chairman and Vice Chairman, as well as a Vice Chairman for Evaluation, a Director of Strategic Plans and Outreach, a Director of Analysis and Production Staff, a Special Adviser, and National Intelligence Officers (NIOs) and Deputy National Intelligence Officer for each of the following areas and subject matters:

Chairmen of the National Intelligence Council[edit | edit source]

Name Term of Office Principal Deputy Term of Office President(s) served under
Robert Hutchings 2003–2005 George W. Bush
Thomas Fingar 2005–2008 David Gordon 2005–2007 George W. Bush
Peter Lavoy 2008–2009 Stephen Kaplan 2007–present George W. Bush, Barack Obama
Christopher A. Kojm July 6, 2009–present Stephen Kaplan 2007–present Barack Obama

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