Central Intelligence Agency

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

Washington, DC 20505

Phone, 703-482-0623. Internet, http://www.cia.gov.

Director Michael V. Hayden

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The Central Intelligence Agency collects, evaluates, and disseminates vital information on political, military, economic, scientific, and other developments abroad needed to safeguard national security.

The Central Intelligence Agency was established by the National Security Act of 1947, as amended (50 U.S.C. 401 et seq.). It now functions under that statute, Executive Order 12333 of December 4, 1981, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (50 U.S.C. 401 note), and other laws, Executive orders, regulations, and directives.

The Central Intelligence Agency is headed by a Director, who is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.

The Central Intelligence Agency does the following:

--collects intelligence through human sources and by other appropriate means, except that the Central Intelligence Agency exercises no police, subpoena, or law enforcement powers or internal security functions;

--correlates and evaluates intelligence related to national security and provides appropriate dissemination of such intelligence;

--provides overall direction for and coordination of the collection of national intelligence outside the United States through human sources by elements of the Intelligence Community authorized to undertake such collection. In coordination with other departments, agencies, or elements of the United States Government...

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