Offices Within the Bureau of Intelligence and Research

Offices within the Bureau of Intelligence and Research

INR Front Office (INR/FO): The INR Front Office (INR/FO) is tasked with supporting the Secretary of State on all intelligence matters, providing the Secretary and Department principals with current intelligence on fast-breaking issues, and with timely and objective analyses on critical foreign policy priorities. Candidates for the Front Office should have a strong interest in the Intelligence Community (IC), excellent organization and communication skills, and a high level of writing proficiency.

Office of Analysis for East Asia and the Pacific (INR/EAP): The Office of Analysis for East Asia and the Pacific (INR/EAP) conducts research and analysis, and briefs Department principals, on a broad range of political, diplomatic, and other issues in the East Asia and Pacific region (Burma/China east through the Pacific Islands).

Office of Analysis for European Affairs (INR/EUR): The Office of Analysis for European Affairs (INR/EUR) conducts research and analysis, and briefs Department principals, on a broad range of political, diplomatic, and other issues in the countries of Europe.

Office of Analysis for African Affairs (INR/AF): The Office of Analysis for African Affairs (INR/AF) conducts research and analysis, and briefs Department principals, on a broad range of political, diplomatic, and other issues in the countries of Africa.

Office of Analysis for Western Hemisphere Affairs (INR/WHA): The Office of Analysis for Western Hemisphere Affairs (INR/WHA) conducts research and analysis, and briefs Department principals, on a broad range of political, diplomatic, and other issues in the countries of the Western Hemisphere.

Office of the Geographer and Global Issues (INR/GGI): The Office of the Geographer and Global Issues (INR/GGI) conducts research and analysis, and briefs Department principals, on a broad range of topical issues including environment and sustainable development, humanitarian crises and refugees, United Nations affairs, human rights, and war crimes. The office also provides boundary analysis, GIS cartography, and remote sensing imagery support for the bureau and much of the Department.

Humanitarian Information Unit (INR/GGI/HIU): The Humanitarian Information Unit (INR/GGI/ HIU) serves as a U.S. Government interagency center to collect, analyze, and disseminate all-source information in preparation for, and in response to, humanitarian crises worldwide.

Geographic Information Unit (INR/GGI/GIU): The Geographic Information Unit (INR/GGI/GIU) does custom cartography, GIS applications, and boundary analysis and research for INR and the Department of State.

War Crimes, Democracy, and Human Rights Division (INR/GGI/WDR): The War Crimes, Democracy, and Human Rights Division (INR/GGI/WDR) supports the international war crimes tribunals and the State Department’s atrocities early warning, human rights, and democracy efforts.

Office of Technical Collection Affairs (INR/TCA): The Office of Technical Collection Affairs (INR/TCA) provides support and expertise to INR analysts and Department policymakers on tasking technical intelligence systems and ensuring that technical intelligence activities overseas are conducted in accordance with foreign policy objectives.

Office of Analysis for Near Eastern Affairs (INR/NEA): The Office of Analysis for Near Eastern Affairs(INR/NEA) conducts research and analysis, and briefs Department principals, on a broad range of political, diplomatic, and social issues from North Africa and the Middle East, through the Gulf and Iran.

Office of Analysis for the South Asian Affairs (INR/SA): The Office of Analysis for South Asian Affairs (INR/SA) conducts research and analysis, and briefs Department principals, on a broad range of political, diplomatic, and social issues from the countries of South Asia.

Office of Opinion Research (INR/OPN): The Office of Opinion Research (INR/OPN) is responsible for open-source analysis of foreign opinion in all regions of the world. INR/OPN conducts public opinion polls and media analysis to gauge foreign attitudes toward key issues, including international security, trade and economy, ethnic relations, and democratic transitions.

Office of the Executive Director (INR/EX): The Office of the Executive Director (INR/EX) is responsible for the following functions of the bureau: Budget and Financial Management; Human Resources; Bureau Strategic Planning, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation; Agency and Government-wide Representation; Security; General Services; and Information Systems and Technology.

Office of Economic Analysis (INR/EC): The Office of Economic Analysis (INR/EC) is responsible for producing analyses for senior Department policymakers on current and longer-range issues involving international economic issues, including trade and investment, unfair business practices, industrial policy, high-tech industries, and international financial markets.

Office of Strategic, Proliferation, and Military Issues (INR/SPM): The Office of Strategic, Proliferation, and Military Issues (INR/SPM) serves as the focal point for intelligence analysis and support to the Department on a wide range of strategic, arms control, proliferation, and political-military issues.

Office of Publications (INR/PUB): The Office of Publications (INR/PUB) edits and publishes various INR analytical products, manages the bureau’s finished intelligence publications program, and maintains quality control and integrity of security for INR’s classified websites.

Office of Analytic Outreach (INR/AO): The Office of Analytic Outreach (INR/AO) facilitates the exchange of expertise between diverse private sector specialists and government officials through four outreach programs—conferences, the congressionally mandated Title VIII grant program on Eurasia, the Global Futures Forum, and the IC Associates Program.

Office of Cyber Affairs (INR/CYBER): The Office of Cyber Affairs (INR/CYBER) integrates all-source intelligence analysis and coordination of policy review of cyber-related intelligence operations.

Office of Counterintelligence and Consular Support (INR/CCS): The Office of Counterintelligence and Consular Support (INR/CCS) serves as primary liaison for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research with the FBI, the National Counterterrorism Center, and the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC), and provides intelligence support to the Bureau of Consular Affairs.

Office of Analysis for Terrorism, Narcotics, and Crime (INR/TNC): The Office of Analysis for Terrorism, Narcotics, and Crime (INR/TNC) is responsible for the program of review and analysis of classified, unclassified, and open-source materials concerning worldwide terrorism, narcotics, and crime and the U.S. international relationships and interests affected by these matters.

Office of Analysis for Russia and Eurasia (INR/REA): The Office of Analysis for Russia and Eurasia (INR/REA) produces all-source, real-time and longer-term intelligence and analytical support on the domestic and foreign policies of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, the Caucasus and Central Asia to promote U.S. goals of national security, economic prosperity, and democratization.

INR Watch: Co-located with the State Department Operations Center, the INR Watch serves as State's 24-hour intelligence nerve center. Members of the Watch are intelligence gatekeepers for the Department, working to inform State Department Principals of late breaking intelligence on current events and priority policy issues.