CIA

Central Intelligence Agency

WHAT IS (CIA) CENTRAL AGENCY INTELLIGENCE

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an independent US government agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers.


Central Intelligence Agency: seal of the CIA

The CIA is headed by a director and deputy director, only one of whom may be a military officer. The director of central intelligence (DCI) is responsible for managing all U.S. intelligence-gathering activities.





WHAT DOES THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA) DO ?

  • The Central Intelligence Agency's primary mission is to collect, evaluate, and disseminate foreign intelligence to assist the president and senior US government policymakers in making decisions relating to the national security. The CIA does not make policy; it is an independent source of foreign intelligence information for those who do. The CIA may also engage in covert action at the president's direction in accordance with applicable law

  • OFFICES OF CIA

    The Central Intelligence Agency is an independent agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers.

    The CIA is separated into five basic components

    FACTS ABOUT CIA

    The Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency is Avril D. Haines. The Deputy Director of CIA assists the Director in his duties as head of the CIA and exercises the powers of the Director when the Director’s position is vacant or in the Director’s absence or disability.


    Executive Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

    The Executive Director of the Central Intelligence Agency is responsible for managing the CIA on a day-to-day basis; the position was previously called the Associate Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The current Executive Director is Meroe Park.


    Director of Intelligence
    The Directorate of Intelligence, the analytical branch of the CIA, is responsible for the production and dissemination of all-source intelligence analysis on key foreign issues. The current director is Fran P. Moore.