The White House has issued a memorandum that establishes a process governing the development and implementation of the President’s Intelligence Priorities for national security use.
“The PIP should inform the [Intelligence Community’s] budgetary, personnel, and other resource allocations to ensure collection and analysis of intelligence that provides insights, warning, or other illuminating information on the priorities contained therein,” President Biden wrote in the memo published Tuesday.
He instructed the National Security Council Deputies Committee to meet at least every two years to update the PIP and submit the updates to his office for approval.
Biden also directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to work with NSC in efforts to improve the procedures for developing the National Intelligence Priorities Framework, which contains classified information that is used for setting national intelligence priorities and translating them into action.
The President emphasized the importance for IC agencies to coordinate and align their initiatives with the administration’s overall agenda as the country works to address nation-state and transnational threats.