National Drug Intelligence Center Law and Legal Definition

The National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Justice. The NDIC was established in 1993 by the Department of Defense Appropriations Act. It is a member of the Intelligence Community. The NDIC was created to coordinate and consolidate drug intelligence from all national security and law enforcement agencies. It is also responsible for producing information regarding the structure, membership, finances, communications, and activities of drug trafficking organizations.

Iinitially, the NDIC was staffed and administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In February 1998, the NDIC became an independent component of the U.S. Department of Justice. Now, it employs more than 340 federal employees and contract personnel. NDIC is headed by a Director, who is appointed by the U.S. Attorney General.

The NDIC aims to reduce the adverse effects of drug trafficking, drug abuse, and other drug-related criminal activity. And in order to control such crimes it:

a. Provides strategic drug-related intelligence.

b. Documents and computer exploitation support.

c. Provides training support to the drug control, public health, law enforcement, and intelligence communities of the U.S.