The Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) is headed by Assistant Secretary Philip S. Goldberg.
INR's primary mission is to harness intelligence to serve U.S. diplomacy. Drawing on all-source intelligence, INR provides value-added independent analysis of events to Department policymakers; ensures that intelligence activities support foreign policy and national security purposes; and serves as the focal point in the Department for ensuring policy review of sensitive counterintelligence and law enforcement activities. The bureau also analyzes geographical and international boundary issues. INR is a member of theU.S. intelligence community.