The Deputy General Counsel (for Intelligence), (DGC(I)), serves as the principal legal advisor to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSD(I)). In addition, the DGC(I) serves as the principal advisory attorney to the General Counsel and Principal Deputy General Counsel and other Deputy General Counsels for legal advice and services in the broad area of intelligence, clandestine operations, covert action, intelligence policy, counterintelligence policy, intelligence oversight, information security, intelligence sharing, security classification policy, information operations, computer network operations and counter narcotics.
The DGC(I) has primary responsibility to provide legal advice and services relating to those matters to principals and principal assistants within the offices of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, the DoD Chief Information Officer, as well as the DoD Senior Intelligence Oversight Official, for matters within their respective jurisdictions. In addition, the DGC(I) personally provides legal advice and support to the General Counsel with respect to Intelligence, Special Access Programs, and the Special Access Programs Oversight Council. The DGC(I) also 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 Security Service.