The Annual Demographic Report on Hiring and Retention of Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities in the United States Intelligence Community examines workforce demographics relating to civilian employees in all 17 elements of the IC (see Table 01). This report also highlights diversity and inclusion initiatives and activities across the IC. To be successful against increasingly complex global threats, the IC must employ and develop a dynamic, agile workforce that reflects diversity in its broadest context and includes all aspects that make individuals unique and America strong. This includes, but is not limited to, race, culture, heritage, gender, age, religion, language skills, differing abilities, sexual orientation and gender identity, ideas, and perspectives. Diversity is necessary to build a solid foundation of key capabilities and capacity within the IC, and diversity is recognized as essential to advancing the core mission objectives set forth in the National Intelligence Strategy of the United States of America, 2014 (NIS). As stated in NIS Enterprise Objective 5: Our People, the IC is collaboratively moving forward to build a more agile, diverse, inclusive, and expert workforce.