National Military Joint Intelligence Alert Center

The center, located with the National Military Command Center and the Defense Collection Coordination Center, monitors worldwide developments 24 hours daily for looming crises that may require U.S. involvement. The center is comprised of an alert center, warning and crisis analysts, the Defense Intelligence Network, targeting specialists and intelligence operators who deploy to support warfighters. The National Security Agency, CIA, State Department, Defense Mapping Agency and the services also have representatives in the center.

Alert center analysts monitor threats to U.S. interests and coordinate with other intelligence watch centers; they also help focus national intelligence collection systems. Special crisis intelligence cells are formed in the center to increase attention for areas of particular concern, such as the former Yugoslavia, Haiti and Iraq.