Office of Public Affairs

The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the voice of the CIA. OPA oversees Agency communications with the media, the public, and CIA’s workforce.

Press and Media Inquiries

OPA’s Media Relations Team handles all media requests. They strive to be accessible and responsive while protecting classified information and sources.

The Media Relations Team reads every letter, fax, and email they receive. While unable to respond to every inquiry, they’ll direct comments to CIA officials outside of OPA when appropriate.

If you’d like to submit a media inquiry or comment, visit the Contact CIA page.

Entertainment Inquiries

CIA is often featured in books, motion pictures, documentaries, and other creative ventures. Actors, directors, authors, and more work with OPA to better understand CIA’s intelligence mission. By maintaining these relationships, OPA strives to provide an accurate portrayal of the people of CIA, their skills, and their commitment to public service.

To achieve this goal, OPA’s Entertainment Industry Liaison works with creatives to make their scripts, stories, and other products as authentic as possible. The Entertainment Industry Liaison can help by:

  • Answering questions
  • Debunking myths
  • Arranging interviews at CIA Headquarters
  • Providing stock footage of CIA’s compound
  • Coordinating onsite filming in special cases

If you’d like to submit an entertainment inquiry, visit the Contact CIA page.

Public Communications

OPA’s Public Communications Staff manages external communications with the general public. This includes managing and CIA’s social media, conducting outreach and events, and responding to public inquiries,

You can contact the Public Communications Staff online or by mail. For details, visit the Contact CIA page.

Internal Communications

OPA’s Internal Communications Team keeps CIA employees informed about relevant news and information that could impact their professional lives through internal newsletters, Agency events, and CIA’s intranet site.

Employment Verification

The Employment Verification Office handles requests to verify employment at CIA. Whether you are a mortgage company, creditor, or potential employer, you can submit your request by fax or mail.

To learn more, visit the Employment Verification Office page.