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Conduct intelligence activities to provide timely, objective, relevant, and actionable maritime intelligence to drive operations, enable mission support, and inform decision making for Coast Guard and Homeland Security missions and National Security requirements.


A nation safeguarded by an intelligence-driven Coast Guard, that is ready, relevant, and responsive.


Incident and Suspicious Activity Reporting Resources

Coast Guard National Response Center (NRC):


On-line reporting tool:

America’s Waterway Watch:




U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters

2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE , #7301

Washington, D.C. 20593-7301

Intelligence Enterprise

Coast Guard Intelligence personnel are integrated into Coast Guard commands at every level. Groups of intelligence personnel attached to a unit comprise an “intelligence component.” Coast Guard Intelligence components bring three unique and critical characteristics to the intelligence and law enforcement communities: Maritime Access, Maritime Emphasis, and Maritime Expertise.

Intelligence Commands

Assistant Commandant for Intelligence, Coast Guard Headquarters (CG-2)

United States Coast Guard Intelligence SealThe Coast Guard headquarters element supports the Coast Guard Intelligence enterprise through planning, policy, programming, budgeting, training, security, and information systems support. CG-2 oversees an intelligence enterprise of roughly 1,500 personnel, active duty and civilian, assigned across the United States and the world. CG-2 serves as the primary interface between the Coast Guard and the national Intelligence Community for policy, program, budget, planning, and oversight matters. The following components within the Coast Guard Intelligence enterprise are responsible for specific aspects of the Coast Guard’s intelligence efforts.

Coast Guard Counterintelligence Service (CGCIS)

Coast Guard Counterintelligence SealCGCIS preserves the operational integrity of the Coast Guard by shielding its operations, personnel, systems, facilities and information from Foreign Intelligence Entity (FIE), and the intelligence efforts of terrorist organizations, drug trafficking elements and other organized crime groups, adversaries, and insider threats. CGCIS supports the identification, understanding, neutralization, and exploitation of the operations of FIE and of non-state actors attempting to attain critical information about Coast Guard operations, capabilities, plans, and personnel.

Coast Guard Cryptologic Group (CGCG)

Coast Guard Cryptologic Group SealCGCG provides a maritime cryptologic perspective within the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) community, helping to achieve national intelligence requirements, which also support Coast Guard and DHS missions. CGCG brings cryptologic capabilities and full interoperability with U.S. Navy and U.S. Cryptologic assets to enhance Maritime Domain Awareness for operational commanders as they plan and execute Coast Guard missions.

Intelligence Coordination Center (ICC)

Intelligence Coordination Center SealThe ICC is the Coast Guard's strategic intelligence analysis and production center. The ICC is responsible for conducting Coast Guard-centric analysis and production in response to national- and operational-level intelligence requirements. The ICC manages Coast Guard’s strategic and law enforcement collection requirements, provides collection guidance, and publishes Intelligence Information Reports to ensure Coast Guard information is accessible to IC partners. The ICC also manages requests for information passed between the Coast Guard and Intelligence Community (IC) partners.

Field Intelligence

Area Commander’s Intelligence Divisions

The Atlantic and Pacific Area Commander’s Intelligence Divisions manage all aspects of intelligence activities within their area of responsibility and of subordinate units. They direct the Area Commander’s intelligence assets and the intelligence capabilities provided to the Area Commander to achieve maximum support to Coast Guard mission execution.
Atlantic Area Seal
Pacific Area Seal

Maritime Intelligence Fusion Centers (MIFCs)

MIFCs serve as the central hub for fusion, analysis, and dissemination of maritime intelligence and information at the operational and tactical level. They provide tactical intelligence support to the District and Sector Intelligence Staffs, and to Command Intelligence Officers in their area. MIFCs specifically focus on intelligence support to targeting, technical intelligence capabilities, and analytical reach back.

Maritime INtelligence Fusion Centers SealMaritime Intelligence Fusion Center Seal

District Intelligence

The District Intelligence Staff advises the District Commander on all intelligence matters and enables the integration of intelligence into USCG operations/activities at the District and below level. District Intelligence staffs are responsible for the application of intelligence policy, doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures and are versed in all aspects of the intelligence cycle. The District Intelligence staff also provides oversight of the Sector Intelligence Staffs within their geographic area of responsibility (AOR).

Sector Intelligence

The Sector Intelligence Staff advises the Sector Commander on all intelligence matters and ensures integration of intelligence into all USCG Sector missions. Sector Intelligence staffs are critical field-level intelligence elements, managing all tactical intelligence missions and support functions for their geographically defined Sector. The staff conducts activities in accordance with USCG law enforcement and regulatory authorities and trains/supports their subordinate units in applicable intelligence matters