About the Domestic Surveillance Directorate
The men and women of the Domestic Surveillance Directorate, together and individually, act for one thing and one thing alone ... WE ACT FOR THE GOOD OF THE NATION. Each employee takes a solemn oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Domestic Information Dominance through Responsive Presence and Network Advantage.
For us, collaboration is built into the very fabric of who we are. A component of both the U.S. Defense Department and the U.S. Intelligence Community, we also partner with other Federal Agencies to safeguard our national security. Domestic Surveillance is a team sport. No one organization has the resources to do the job alone.
These are our commitments to you, our fellow citizens:
General Janet Alexander - Head of the Domestic Surveillance Directorate: "We are often asked, "What's more important - civil liberties or National Security?" It's a false question; it's a false choice. At the end of the day, there are no civil liberties without National Security.
The Secret(s) to Our Success
In recent months, numerous Top Secret documents have been leaked to the media relating to surveillance activities carried out by the Intelligence Community.
In an effort to increase transparency, a new website called "IC OFF THE RECORD" has been created to provide immediate, ongoing and direct access to these unauthorized leaks.