Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

The Central Intelligence Agency was created in 1947 with the signing of the National Security Act by President Harry S. Truman. The act also created a Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) to serve as head of the United States intelligence community; act as the principal adviser to the President for intelligence matters related to the national security; and serve as head of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Director's responsibilities include: Collecting intelligence through human sources and by other appropriate means; Correlating and evaluating intelligence related to the national security and providing appropriate dissemination of such intelligence; Providing overall direction for and coordination of the collection of national intelligence outside the United States through human sources.

The function of the Central Intelligence Agency is to assist the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in carrying out the responsibilities outlined above. To accomplish its mission, the CIA engages in research, development, and deployment of high-leverage technology for intelligence purposes. As a separate agency, CIA serves as an independent source of analysis on topics of concern and also works closely with the other organizations in the Intelligence Community to ensure that the intelligence consumer—whether Washington policymaker or battlefield commander—receives the best intelligence possible.

Famous publications produced by the CIA include the World Factbook, the Studies in Intelligence journal, and the CIA historical series which provide a retrospective on the CIA's role in critical US foreign policy arenas.

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Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, Unclassified Extracts From Studies in Intelligence, Volume 62, Number 2 (June 2018)
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Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, Unclassified Extracts From Studies in Intelligence, Volume 62, Number 2 (June 2018)

Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, Unclassified Extracts From Studies in Intelligence, Volume 62, Number 2 (June 2018)

Studies In Intelligence Volume 62 No. 1
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Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 62, No. 1 (Unclassified Articles From March 2018)

Studies In Intelligence Volume 62 No. 1

Studies in Intelligence, Volume 62, No. 2 (Unclassified Articles From June 2017
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Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, Volume 61, No. 2 (Unclassified Articles From June 2017)

Studies in Intelligence, Volume 62, No. 2 (Unclassified Articles From June 2017

Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 60, No. 4 (Unclassified Articles From December 2016)
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Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 60, No. 4 (Unclassified Articles From December 2016)

Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 60, No. 4 (Unclassified Articles From December 2016)

The World Factbook 2016-17
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The World Factbook 2016-17

The World Factbook 2016-17

Counterterrorism 2016 Calendar
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Counterterrorism 2016 Calendar

Counterterrorism 2016 Calendar

Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 59, No. 4 (Unclassified Articles From December 2015)
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Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 59, No. 4 (Unclassified Articles From December 2015)

Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 59, No. 4 (Unclassified Articles From December 2015)

Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 59, No. 3 (Unclassified Articles From September 2015)
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Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 59, No. 3 (Unclassified Articles From September 2015)

Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 59, No. 3 (Unclassified Articles From September 2015)

Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 59, No. 2 (Unclassified Articles From June 2015)
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Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 59, No. 2 (Unclassified Articles From June 2015)

Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 59, No. 2 (Unclassified Articles From June 2015)

The World Factbook 2014-2015
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The World Factbook 2014-2015

The World Factbook 2014-2015

Studies in Intelligence, Journal of the American Intelligence Profeessional. Unclassified Studies From Studies in Intelligence, V. 57, No. 4 (December 2013)
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Studies in Intelligence, Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, Unclassified Studies From Studies in Intelligence, V. 57, No. 4 (December 2013)

Studies in Intelligence, Journal of the American Intelligence Profeessional. Unclassified Studies From Studies in Intelligence, V. 57, No. 4 (December 2013)

Preparing for Martial Law: Through the Eyes of Col. Ryszard Kuklinski (Book and DVD)
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Preparing for Martial Law: Through the Eyes of Col. Ryszard Kuklinski (Book and DVD)

Preparing for Martial Law: Through the Eyes of Col. Ryszard Kuklinski (Book and DVD)

CIA Analysis of the Warsaw Pact Forces: The Importance of Clandestine Reporting (Book and DVD)
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CIA Analysis of the Warsaw Pact Forces: The Importance of Clandestine Reporting (Book and DVD)

CIA Analysis of the Warsaw Pact Forces: The Importance of Clandestine Reporting (Book and DVD)

The Office of Scientific Intelligence: The Original Wizards of Langley: A Symposium Commemorating 60 Years of S&T Intelligence Analysis (Book and DVD)
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The Office of Scientific Intelligence: The Original Wizards of Langley: A Symposium Commemorating 60 Years of S&T Intelligence Analysis (Book and DVD)

The Office of Scientific Intelligence: The Original Wizards of Langley: A Symposium Commemorating 60 Years of S&T Intelligence Analysis (Book and DVD)

An Underwater Ice Station Zebra: Recovering a KH-9 Hexagon Capsule From 16,400 Feet Below the Pacific Ocean: Selected Declassified CIA Documents
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An Underwater Ice Station Zebra: Recovering a KH-9 Hexagon Capsule From 16,400 Feet Below the Pacific Ocean: Selected Declassified CIA Documents

An Underwater Ice Station Zebra: Recovering a KH-9 Hexagon Capsule From 16,400 Feet Below the Pacific Ocean: Selected Declassified CIA Documents

The Warsaw Pact Wartime Statutes: Instruments of Soviet Control (Book and DVD)
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The Warsaw Pact Wartime Statutes: Instruments of Soviet Control (Book and DVD)

The Warsaw Pact Wartime Statutes: Instruments of Soviet Control (Book and DVD)

CIA's Clandestine Services Histories of Civil Air Transport (Book and CD)
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CIA's Clandestine Services Histories of Civil Air Transport (Book and CD)

CIA's Clandestine Services Histories of Civil Air Transport (Book and CD)

Crafting an Intelligence Community: Papers of the First Four DCIs (Book and DVD)
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Crafting an Intelligence Community: Papers of the First Four DCIs (Book and DVD)

Crafting an Intelligence Community: Papers of the First Four DCIs (Book and DVD)

A Life in Intelligence: The Richard Helms Collection (Book and DVD)
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A Life in Intelligence: The Richard Helms Collection (Book and DVD)

A Life in Intelligence: The Richard Helms Collection (Book and DVD)

Baptism by Fire, CIA Analysis of the Korean War: A Collection of Previously Released and Recently Declassified CIA Documents (Book and DVD)
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Baptism by Fire, CIA Analysis of the Korean War: A Collection of Previously Released and Recently Declassified CIA Documents (Book and DVD)

Baptism by Fire, CIA Analysis of the Korean War: A Collection of Previously Released and Recently Declassified CIA Documents (Book and DVD)

A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall (Book and DVD)
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A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall (Book and DVD)

A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall (Book and DVD)

Penetrating the Iron Curtain: Resolving the Missile Gap With Technology (Book and DVD)
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Penetrating the Iron Curtain: Resolving the Missile Gap With Technology (Book and DVD)

Penetrating the Iron Curtain: Resolving the Missile Gap With Technology (Book and DVD)

Stories of Sacrifice and Dedication: Civil Air Transport, Air America, and the CIA (Book and DVD)
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Stories of Sacrifice and Dedication: Civil Air Transport, Air America, and the CIA (Book and DVD)

Stories of Sacrifice and Dedication: Civil Air Transport, Air America, and the CIA (Book and DVD)

Strategic Warning & the Role of Intelligence: The CIA and Strategic Warning; The 1968 Soviet-Led Invasion of Czechoslovakia (Book and DVD)
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Strategic Warning & the Role of Intelligence: The CIA and Strategic Warning; The 1968 Soviet-Led Invasion of Czechoslovakia (Book and DVD)

Strategic Warning & the Role of Intelligence: The CIA and Strategic Warning; The 1968 Soviet-Led Invasion of Czechoslovakia (Book and DVD)

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