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Coast Guard Intelligence (CGI) is the military intelligence branch of the United States
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Coast Guard, and a component of the Central Security Service of the United States
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Department of Defense. The United States
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Coast Guard is a military, multi-mission, maritime, uniformed service of the United States
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Department of Homeland Security and one of the United States's five armed services. Its core roles are to protect the public, the environment, and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region in which those interests may be at risk, including international waters and the U.S.'s coasts, ports, and inland waterways. The Coast Guard provides unique benefits to the nation because of its distinctive blend of military, humanitarian, and civilian law enforcement capabilities. To assist in accomplishing the many diverse missions of the Coast Guard, senior leadership and operational commanders rely on Coast Guard Intelligence. Coast Guard intelligence came into existence in 1915 by the assignment of a "Chief Intelligence Officer" in Headquarters. Article 304 in the first set of Coast Guard Regulations provided for the establishment of a Chief Intelligence Officer who was to be attached to the Office of Assistant Commandant. The Chief Intelligence Officer's duties were spelled out in Article 614 of those same Regulations: "securing of information which is essential to the Coast Guard in carrying out its duties; for the dissemination of this information to responsible officers, operating units of the Coast Guard, the Treasury Department and other collaborating agencies; and the maintenance of adequate files and records of law enforcement activities." The office was relatively unknown until the enactment of the Prohibition Act
Prohibition Act
when CGI grew to a cadre of 45 investigators. CGI was extremely successful during prohibition and an Intelligence Division was established at Headquarters in 1930, followed by district intelligence offices in 1933. During World War II, CGI was concerned with internal and domestic intelligence and counterintelligence. It was charged with conducting all necessary investigation of Coast Guard personnel, and all applicants for positions therein, as well as investigations of applicants for merchant marine documentation. Further, Coast Guard Intelligence was charged with conducting investigations in connection with the Coast Guard's regulatory functions, except Marine Inspection Regulations. The modern Coast Guard Intelligence program has cultivated extensive relationships and partnerships with other elements of the Intelligence Community to provide timely, tailored support in a wide range of Coast Guard and national missions. These missions include port security, search and rescue, maritime safety, counter-narcotics, alien migration interdiction, and living marine resources protection. The Coast Guard Counterintelligence
Counterintelligence
Service (CGCIS) falls under Coast Guard Intelligence and protects the Coast Guard from foreign agents who might attempt to penetrate their ranks or compromise their operations. This involves intelligence collection and analysis. It is currently designated as part of the CG-2 directorate of Coast Guard headquarters.[1]

Contents

1 Assistant Commandant for Intelligence and Criminal Investigations 2 Transfer of Certain Functions to CGIS 3 Field Intelligence Support Teams 4 Intelligence Community 5 United States
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Coast Guard Counterintelligence
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Service 6 See also 7 References

Assistant Commandant for Intelligence and Criminal Investigations[edit] The Assistant Commandant for Intelligence and Criminal Investigations (CG-2) is Rear Admiral Robert P. Hayes. He is responsible for directing, coordinating, and overseeing intelligence and investigative operations and activities that support all Coast Guard mission objectives, the National Strategy for Homeland Security, and National Security objectives. Transfer of Certain Functions to CGIS[edit] In 1948, CGI became the primary investigative arm of the service. This mandate for an "investigative service" required that special agents conduct criminal, counterintelligence and personnel security investigations within the Coast Guard's area of responsibility. The majority of these investigations involved those criminal offenses which are in violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. In 1996, in compliance with the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency, the Coast Guard reorganized all criminal investigative and protective-services functions into the Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS). The centralization of CGIS meant reorganization from the top down. Special
Special
agents now worked for a regional Special Agent-in-Charge (SAC). The SACs were located in seven regional offices in Boston; Portsmouth, Virginia; Miami; Cleveland; New Orleans; Alameda, California; and Seattle. The SACs, in turn, reported to the director of CGIS at Headquarters who reported to the Chief of Operations and the vice commandant. Field Intelligence Support Teams[edit] Field Intelligence Support Teams (FIST) are a vital component of the Coast Guard's Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security (PWCS) mission and against the large number of threats to homeland security. According to the United States
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Coast Guard, the primary function of a FIST is to "collect Law Enforcement Intelligence on all maritime threats, exchange information through relationships with government and private entities, conduct first order analysis, and disseminate tactical and operational intelligence directly to port level commanders as well as other Coast Guard units and government agencies." Intelligence Community[edit] On December 28, 2001, President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
signed legislation that amended the National Security Act of 1947
National Security Act of 1947
to make Coast Guard Intelligence a member of the Intelligence Community. United States
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Coast Guard Counterintelligence
Counterintelligence
Service[edit] The CGCIS protects the Coast Guard from foreign agents who might attempt to penetrate their ranks or compromise their operations. This involves investigations, operations, collection and analysis.[2][3] The current Director is Allen Morrison.[4] CGCIS is charged with shielding Coast Guard operations, personnel, systems, facilities and information from the intelligence activities of foreign intelligence entities, non-state actors, and the insider threat. CGCIS confronts these various threats by leveraging investigations, operations, collections, analysis, cyber counterintelligence activities, and appropriate partnerships in the intelligence and law enforcement communities.[5] See also[edit]

U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service Central Security Service Office of Naval Intelligence Marine Corps Intelligence
Marine Corps Intelligence
Activity U.S. Coast Guard Legal Division Maritime Awareness Global Network
Maritime Awareness Global Network
(MAGNet) Naval Criminal Investigative Service

References[edit]

^ http://www.uscg.mil/top/units/org.asp ^ "7 Things You Might Not Know About Coast Guard Intelligence (Like the Fact that it Exists)". ClearanceJobs.  ^ https://www.uscg.mil/doctrine/CGPub/CG_Pub_2_0.pdf ^ *"Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-23. Retrieved 2015-12-27.  ^ " Coast Guard Intelligence – as Unique as the Coast Guard Itself". Defense Media Network. 

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Intelligence Community

Intelligence Community

Defense

Defense Intelligence Agency
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National Security Agency
(Central Security Service, Special
Special
Collection Service)

Armed Forces

Army Intelligence and Security Command Marine Corps Intelligence Office of Naval Intelligence Twenty-Fifth Air Force Coast Guard Intelligence (Homeland Security)

Civilian

Bureau of Intelligence and Research
Bureau of Intelligence and Research
(State) Central Intelligence Agency
Central Intelligence Agency
(Directorate of Operations • Special
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Activities Division • Open Source Center • Directorate of Science and Technology • CIA University) Drug Enforcement Administration
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(Justice) Federal Bureau of Investigation
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(Justice) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (Homeland Security) Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
(Treasury) Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence
Counterintelligence
(Energy)

Director of National Intelligence

Director of National Intelligence National Counterterrorism Center National Counterproliferation Center Office of the National Counterintelligence
Counterintelligence
Executive National Intelligence Council Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity Joint Intelligence Community Council Chief Information Officer

Executive Office of the President

National Security Advisor National Security Council President's Intelligence Advisory Board Homeland Security Council Homeland Security Advisor President's Daily Brief

Other

Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Army Intelligence Support Activity Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System Intellipedia

Oversight

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Senate Select Committee on Intelligence United States
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House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence United States
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Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Office of Management and Budget

Defunct

Contingency Fund for Foreign Intercourse Counterintelligence
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Field Activity Military Information Division Military Intelligence Division Military Intelligence Service Office of Strategic Services Office of Special
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Plans Strategic Support Branch

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Coast Guard

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Leadership

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Organization

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Personnel and training

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Uniforms and equipment

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History and traditions

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Battles and operations

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