The DI’s flagship products are its daily publications
– the President’s Daily Brief (PDB) and
the Senior Executive Intelligence Brief (SEIB). Because
information in these two publications is extremely sensitive,
they are highly classified and are provided only to
a restricted readership. Both the PDB and the SEIB offer
analysis that helps policy and security officials work
through the core issues in the broader US policy agenda.
- The PDB compiles the DI’s
highest level intelligence analysis targeted at the
key national security issues and concerns of the President.
The PDB is given only to the President, the Vice President,
and a very select group of Cabinet-level officials
designated by the President.
- The SEIB is aimed at senior policy and security
officials throughout the US Government and is coordinated
with other intelligence agencies. Many items from
the SEIB are sent to major US military commands.
In addition to preparing articles for the PDB and SEIB,
DI analysts frequently draft memos to respond to the
specific questions of individual policymakers or to
support upcoming meetings on key policy issues. Analysts
also research their areas of specialty to anticipate
future challenges, problems, and opportunities for US
security interests, sharing their findings through classified
monographs, serial publications, and oral briefings.
The DI publishes unclassified reference aids that are
available to the public. The annual World
Factbook is a comprehensive compendium of profiles
on more than 260 countries and other entities. Information
on geographic, political, demographic, economic, and
military issues is included. The monthly Chiefs
of State and Cabinet Ministers of Foreign Governments
is a directory of foreign government officials.
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