WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The FBI Intelligence Analysts Association (FBI IAA) appreciates former Director James Comey's leadership, dedication, and exemplary service to the FBI and the American people. Director Comey demonstrated fairness, respect, and accountability, in addition to genuinely caring about the FBI's mission and its workforce.
During his tenure, Director Comey made the advancement of the FBI's intelligence mission one of his top priorities. He recognized the critical importance of the FBI’s 3,000 Intelligence Analysts to the success of the Bureau and their contributions to keeping America safe. Director Comey also took important steps to continue the transformation of the FBI into an intelligence-driven organization capable of fulfilling both its traditional law enforcement as well as its national security responsibilities.
The Association believes Director Comey’s successor must be committed to intelligence as a core mission of the FBI and demonstrate in-depth understanding of both the law enforcement and intelligence communities. These characteristics are critical to managing today’s FBI, which faces a growing diversity of global criminal and national security threats.
The FBI Intelligence Analysts Association is nonprofit organization. It is led by a Board of Directors, who voluntarily serve the members without compensation of any kind. The FBI’s Intelligence Analysts are an integral part of the FBI’s dual intelligence and law enforcement missions. Totaling over 3,000 intelligence professionals, they are the FBI’s second largest employee group. The FBI IAA works to represent the views of FBI Intelligence Analysts, develop their profession within the FBI, and advance the FBI's Intelligence Program.