Principal Staff Assistant and Advisor to the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense on intelligence, counterintelligence, security, sensitive activities, and other intelligence-related matters.
Exercises the Secretary of Defense’s authority, direction, and control over the Defense Agencies and DoD Field Activities that are defense intelligence, counterintelligence, or security components
Exercises planning, policy, and strategic oversight over all DoD intelligence, counterintelligence, and security policy, plans, and programs.
Performing the Duties of Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security
Mr. David M. Taylor is Performing The Duties Of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security (USD(I&S)) which serves as the principal intelligence, counterintelligence and security advisor to the Secretary of Defense (SecDef), and the SecDef’s principal representative to the Intelligence Community.