Offices of CIA


Science & Technology

The Directorate of Science and Technology (DS&T) is one of five major components whose employees carry out the CIA's mission. The DS&T brings expertise to solve our nation's most pressing intelligence problems.

We attack 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.

To spend a day with the DS&T is to spend a day inside the imagination of CIA.  All DS&T employees are technical intelligence officers, but work in many different disciplines ranging from computer programmers and engineers to scientists and analysts.  The DS&T partners with many other organizations in the Intelligence Community, the military, academia, the national laboratories, and the private sector to achieve mission success.  The DS&T brings distinctive tools, capabilities, and expertise to our most difficult national security challenges.

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The DS&T is celebrating 50 years of technological excellence. Learn about some of the DS&T's accomplishments.

Posted: May 05, 2007 12:47 PM
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2020 10:06 AM