The U.S. Intelligence Community comprises 17 federal agencies and departments that gather, analyze, and share information for national security and defense, foreign relations, law enforcement, and other purposes.
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The State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research generates intelligence in support of U.S. diplomatic efforts. Within the Bureau, a Humanitarian Information Unit collects and shares information related to emergencies around the world. Among its other work, the Bureau analyzes information related to international boundary issues.