Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) (Federal Agency Profiles)
PARENT ORGANIZATION: Independent
ESTABLISHED: September 18, 1947
EMPLOYEES: Due to the secretive nature of the CIA's operations, figures on the number of employees working for the agency are not available to the general public.
ADDRESS: Washington, DC 20460
PHONE: (703) 482-1100
FAX: (703) 482-1739
DIRECTOR: George J. Tenet
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: David W. Carey
WHAT IS ITS MISSION?
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is the principal agency responsible for gathering information and intelligence on matters of national security and foreign affairs. This intelligence is intended to aid the management of crises, conduct of war, and formulation of policy. The CIA also cooperates with other government agencies to counter the attempts of other nations to gather intelligence on the United States, a process called counterintelligence. Additionally, it engages in "special activities, and other functions related to foreign intelligence and national security as directed by the President."
HOW IS IT STRUCTURED?
The CIA is an independent agency within the executive branch of government. It is part of a broad...
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