The United States Intelligence Community

The United States Intelligence Community

Phil Pulaski has 38 years of law enforcement experience and served for 34 years in the New York City Police Department (NYPD). During 2014, Phil Pulaski retired as the NYPD’s Chief of Detectives where he was responsible for 3,600 personnel including 2,900 detectives. Phil Pulaski also has extensive counterterrorism, intelligence and counterintelligence national security experience having served as commanding officer of the NYPD’s Intelligence Division, Counterterrorism Bureau and FBI/NYPD Joint Terrorist Task Force for more than 6 years. In the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Phil Pulaski managed the NYPD’s counterterrorism and weapons of mass destruction operations. Phil Pulaski and his NYPD team of detectives worked closely with members of the United States Intelligence Community including the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Energy and Department of Defense.

The United States Intelligence Community (IC) is comprised of 17 government agencies including the newly created United States Space Force. The agencies that are members of the IC work both separately and jointly to conduct intelligence activities. The mission of the IC is to collect, analyze, and deliver foreign intelligence and counterintelligence informationto America’s leaders to assist them in protecting the United States both in the homeland and abroad. The IC’s customers include the president, senior government policy makers, law enforcement and the military.

The Prior to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in NYC and the Pentagon in Washington DC, the head of the IC was the Director of Central Intelligence. However in 2004, congress passed the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act and created the position of Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to serve as head of the IC and direct the National Intelligence Program. The DNI is a member of the President’s cabinet and also serves as intelligence advisor to the  President’s National Security Council. President George W. Bush strengthened the role of the DNI on July 30, 2008 with Executive Order 13470 that solidified the DNI’s authority to set goals for intelligence gathering and analysis, establish policy for the sharing of intelligence with foreign agencies and promulgate guidelines for the hiring and firing of senior intelligence officials.