Roles Of The Central Intelligence Agency

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The Central Intelligence Agency is a foreign intelligence agency who collects, analyzes, and examines information, mostly foreign and by way of Human Intelligence, to aid in protecting the nations national security. Let’s first being with how the Central Intelligence Agency became the agency they are today. Before the United States entered World War II, the Office of Coordination of Information, created in July of 1941, stood as the homelands non-departmental office for intelligence gathering during that time of peace. This changed once the U.S entered into World War II, in addition to an attack on the homeland, the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Further, some could also say that the triumph of the British Commandos, also known as M16, during this …show more content…
Though the CIA is an independent agency working for the Federal Government, its role with the Department of Homeland Security is vital. Over time, the Central Intelligence Agency has assisted the Department of Homeland Security with protecting the homeland. Since the attacks on September 9th, 2001, the Homeland Security Act of 2002 was created. This act was in place to help stop terrorism and attacks against the United States. The agency and DHS have and continue to work together to ensure that this doesn 't happen. In addition to the fight against terrorism, the Central Intelligence Agency has extended its hand very much in many efforts to help the DHS in its effort along with the CIA to continue its mission to protect the homeland. Another way in which the CIA helps the Department of Homeland security, is through the way of the IAIP, also known as the Directorate of Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection. The CIA has placed officers inside this directorate to help assist in many duties like "information analysis, information system management, security oversight, and watch center operations management" (Lago …show more content…
To hold up to a standard of this nature, an agency must be built on a firm foundation, a powerful and meaningful mission, and strong core values. This is what embodies the Central Intelligence Agency. [Transition sentences]. The CIA stands for an intelligence community that both adds important worth into the "management of crisis and development of policy" (Smith 2003). Further the agency wishes to be objective in the field of intelligence, while being dedicated to the those it supports in both its time and structure. The way in which the Central Intelligence Agency conducts itself has to be to a very high standard. It is in fact the nation’s top foreign intelligence agency. Some of these standards are honesty in both self and the agency, cooperation with one another both inside the agency and in the intelligence world, ability to adapt to the both the necessities of those the agency supports and vastly changing world, and the answerability of one’s actions. These are all a part of what the Central Intelligence Agency is built and founded on, without these the agency would not be able to function. A firm foundation and core values are needed for an agency to stand firm, and the ability to conduct its mission effectively. Throughout the last 60 years, the Central Intelligence Agency has conducted countless amounts of missions to protect and defend its homeland. The mission statement of

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