We are
the Nation's
first line of
defense.

We accomplish what others cannot accomplish and go where others cannot go.

A career at CIA is unlike any other. We are looking for people from all backgrounds and walks of life to carry out the work of a Nation.

Our Agency

We give U.S. leaders the intelligence they need to keep our country safe.

As the world’s premier foreign intelligence agency, the work we do at CIA is vital to U.S. national security. We collect and analyze foreign intelligence and conduct covert action. U.S. policymakers, including the President of the United States, make policy decisions informed by the information we provide.

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Our Legacy

CIA’s legacy is one of brave individuals dedicated to freedom, fulfilling our intelligence mission with ingenuity and grit.

Protecting our country is at the heart of our legacy — past, present, and future. From our World War II roots through today, we carry on the traditions of ingenuity, bravery, and quiet sacrifice that have made us one of the world’s premier intelligence agencies.

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Our Stories

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The World Factbook

Explore the globe, CIA-style. Learn about the world’s regions, countries, oceans, and so much more.

 

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