Who We Are

The Directorate of Science and Technology (DS&T) attacks national intelligence problems with effective targeting, bold technology and superb tradecraft. We create, adapt, develop, and operate technical collection systems and apply enabling technologies to the collection, processing, and analysis of information.

We are...assigned around the world, meeting regional requirements for clandestine collection, conducting audio and video surveillance, providing secure communications for CIA assets, and training liaison services on technical subjects...

We are...stationed along with National Clandestine Service officers in the field, advising and assisting them on the full range of technical operations and how they can augment, and confirm aspects of their tradecraft...

We are...enabling tactical operations by analyzing data as well as writing longer-term strategic assessments...

We are...designing, building, and operating satellite reconnaissance systems to support global information superiority...

We are
...researching, developing, and applying advanced technologies that provide the nation a significant intelligence advantage, and much more...


Mike, Senior Project Manager, 34 years with the CIA
"It is exciting to work in an environment where technology and technology management intersect, and where the result is a mature set of practices for the management of our diverse projects.


Amy, DS&T Liaison to the Office of Congressional Affairs, 20 years with the CIA

"How did an English major from Duke University end up spending 20+ years working science and technology in CIA? Aside from serendipity and sheer good fortune, it's because what we do on a day-to-day basis really does contribute to the security and well-being of our country -- our families, our friends and neighbors, and our fellow citizens. You can and will see the results of your hard work and that of your colleagues. And it is a career that never goes stale. You can reimagine your goals -- and reinvent your professional identity -- several times over, all with the organization's encouragement and support. The Directorate of Science & Technology goes where life takes you."


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