[United States Government Manual]
[June 01, 2005]
[Pages 367-368]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]


Washington, DC 20505

Phone, 703-482-1100. Internet, www.cia.gov.
Director                                          Porter J. Goss

[For the Central Intelligence Agency statement of organization, see the 
        Code of Federal Regulations, Title 32, Part 1900]


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 under the National 
Security Council 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, 
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, under the direction of the Director 
of National Intelligence, does the following:
    --collects intelligence through human sources and by other 
appropriate means, except that the Central Intelligence Agency exercises 
no police, subpoena,

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or law enforcement powers or internal security functions;
    --correlates and evaluates intelligencerelated 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 authorized to undertake such 
human source collection, ensures that the most effective use is made of 
resources and that appropriate account is taken of the risks to the 
United States and those involved in such collection;
    --performs such other functions and duties related to intelligence 
affecting national security as the President or the Director of National 
Intelligence may direct; and
    --under the direction of the Director of National Intelligence and 
in a manner consistent with section 207 of the Foreign Service Act of 
1980 (22 U.S.C. 3927), the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency 
shall coordinate the relationships between elements of the Intelligence 
Community and the intelligence or security services of foreign 
governments or international organizations on all matters involving 
intelligence related to national security or involving intelligence 
acquired through clandestine means.

For further information, contact the Central Intelligence Agency, 
Washington, DC 20505. Phone, 703-482-1100. Internet, www.cia.gov.