Our Culture

The CIA offers an academic environment with real world implications. We promote an environment where employees are valued for their individual contributions toward our mission. Personal goals, interests, and strengths play largely in how careers take shape.

Propelling our people forward in their work are core values. These same values have been embraced since our formation. Yet they continue to serve us well and define not only who we are, but also how we work for the nation.

  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Total Participation
  • Innovation
  • Adaptation
  • Accountability
  • Continuous Improvement


The Agency is its own community. Within our walls, there's an entire world dedicated solely to our employees. There's a food court, fitness facilities, formal gardens and walking paths, a company store, recreational and activity clubs, as well as artwork and displays from around the world. There's a museum, library, and, of course, our many offices and facilities.