The Deputy General Counsel (Intelligence) (DGC(I)), leads the Intelligence division of the DoD Office of General Counsel and serves as the principal legal advisor to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security (USD(I&S)). OGC(I) serves as the principal advisors to the General Counsel, Principal Deputy General Counsel, and other Deputy General Counsels for legal advice in the broad areas of intelligence (including clandestine operations, covert action, information operations, computer network operations, counter narcotics operations, cyber operations, space activities, sensitive reconnaissance operations, emerging technology, intelligence policy, counterintelligence policy, intelligence oversight, and intelligence sharing) and security (including personnel and information security, cybersecurity, physical security, CFIUS, industrial security, and security classification policy).

The OGC(I) has primary responsibility to provide legal advice and services relating to intelligence matters to principals and principal assistants within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, the DoD Chief Information Officer, the Director, DoD Special Access Program Central Office, as well as the DoD Senior Intelligence Oversight Official, for matters within their respective jurisdictions. In addition, the OGC(I) provides legal advice and support to the General Counsel with respect to Intelligence, Special Access Programs, and the Special Access Programs Oversight Committee. The DGC(I) serves as the primary DoD representative for Intelligence Community Interagency Lawyers group matters. The DGC(I) serves as the supervisor for the General Counsels of the Defense Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, and Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency.