We will protect national security interests by adhering to the highest standards of behavior:
Lawfulness – We will adhere to the spirit and the letter of the Constitution and the laws and regulations of the United States. Honesty – We will be truthful with each other, and honor the public's need for openness, balanced against national security interests. Integrity – We will behave honorably and apply good judgment as we would if our activities were under intense public scrutiny. Fairness – We will ensure equal opportunity and fairness in Agency policies, programs, and practices. Accountability – We will be accountable for our actions and take responsibility for our decisions, practicing wise stewardship of public resources and placing prudent judgment over expediency. Loyalty – We will be loyal to the nation, the mission, and each other, weighing ideas solely on the merits and ensuring that decisions enjoy vigorous debate while being made, followed by unified implementation. Collaboration – We will cooperate with others in a respectful and open-minded manner, to our mutual success. Innovation – We will seek new ways to accomplish our mission, planning for the future based on what we've learned from the past, and thinking ahead to the best of our ability to avoid unintended consequences. Learning – We will acquire and transfer knowledge, provide the resources and training necessary for our people to remain at the forefront of technology, and individually pursue continuous learning.