The Directorate of Support (DS) provides global, agile, integrated, and reliable support to our analysts, scientists, engineers and clandestine service officers. Our offices represent the diverse skills necessary to ensure mission success.
Security is an integral part of the CIA mission. DS Security officers are responsible for the protection of our organization's people, mission, facilities and information. Security officers are involved in a wide range of activities, from the vetting of personnel for positions of trust with the Agency and access to sensitive information, to protecting our facilities and information systems.
CIA finance activities take place within the Office of Corporate Businesses. Finance officers develop, implement and maintain financial operations and reporting. They also serve as the focal point for a range of Agency financial policies and practices. They assist in preparing budgets and are often forward-deployed within operational units to better understand and facilitate financial issues.
This office is dedicated to providing health, safety and other medical-related services to Agency officers across the globe. Medical professionals in CIA ensure that Agency officers are healthy and prepared, both physically and mentally, for the unique challenges they face. Like other offices within DS, Medical officers travel extensively to ensure that our programs are effective.
Human Resources officers from the Office of Personnel Resources are an essential part of the CIA support team. They are involved in the deployment of our officers, the full range of employee compensation and benefits, hiring, training and other key elements of workforce management. They work extensively with other HR professionals within the Intelligence Community and across the U.S. Government.
Global Services officers are responsible for providing a full range of integrated global support services, including worldwide administrative and logistics services, supply chain management, travel services, publishing and transportation services for the Agency and the Intelligence Community. The Global Services workforce has diverse skills, working from a wide range of platforms, teams, and embedded positions, and using innovative solutions tailored to the mission.
DS provides support to the CIA by fully integrating our wide range of support services. Mission Integration officers manage cross-functional programs, leading projects that span multiple support business lines. The Office of Mission Integration also manages major DS field support platforms and builds support applications that enable our mission.