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CIA.gov Introduces New Featured Office

“It is important that the CIA and the Congress work together in a strong partnership of trust to protect the nation. The CIA will keep Congress fully informed of our actions in a timely manner. Two core principles will guide us: honesty and transparency. The CIA must be as responsive as possible in reaching out to all members of Congress, and, in particular, the members of the Congressional leadership and our oversight committees.”

—Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Leon Panetta

On Monday, April 4, the Central Intelligence Agency unveiled a new section highlighting the Office of Congressional Affairs (OCA) on CIA.gov. The purpose of the addition is to inform the public of the Agency’s relationship with Congress.

OCA serves as the CIA’s liaison with Congressional oversight committees, leadership, and members. The office ensures that Congress is fully and currently informed of intelligence activities.

OCA promotes CIA’s mission by:

  • Providing timely and complete Congressional briefings and notification of intelligence issues and activities.
  • Responding in a timely and complete fashion to Congressional taskings and inquiries.
  • Maintaining a record of the Agency's interaction with Congress.
  • Tracking legislation that could affect the Agency.
  • Educating Agency personnel about their responsibility to keep Congress fully and currently informed.

The new OCA section includes information such as:

  • Who We Are
  • What We Do
  • Organization
  • Congressional Oversight

Does a career working in the Office Congressional Affairs at the CIA appeal to you? To learn more, visit CIA Careers.


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Posted: Apr 07, 2011 10:20 AM
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2013 12:51 PM