Central Intelligence Agency

By Andrew

What is the CIA?

A United States government agency responsible for gathering intelligence and reporting to law makers. The information they gather is for national security.

History

The CIA was created by congress with the national security act of 1947. It was created to provide intelligence guidance to our government, determine national security objectives, and work with other government agencies to keep our nation safe. The agency was created to replace the OSS, which was used during World War Two to gather intelligence information.

Duties

The CIA's mission is to collect and evaluate foreign intelligence for the president and senior lawmakers. They can also carry out covert operations under the presidents orders. They are not allowed to carry out assassinations.

Director of CIA

John brennan is the current director of the CIA who replace General Petraeus last year. This year president Obama nominated John Brennan again for this position.