CIA Plain Language Plan
Secret codes and vague messages? Not on CIA.gov. The Central Intelligence Agency is committed to conveying its mission to the public in clear, concise language in compliance with recent legislation.
Since the policy was announced in 2010, the Central Intelligence Agency has made an effort to write its Web content, documents and publications in plain language, using the Federal Plain Language Guidelines.
We need your help to comply with this Act. Please contact us if you have trouble understanding our documents or the pages on our website.
We’re training our employees and strengthening our oversight process. We must use plain language in any document that:
- is needed for obtaining any federal government benefit or service or filing taxes;
- provides information about any federal government benefit or service; or
- explains to the public how to comply with a requirement that the federal government administers or enforces.
Plain Writing Resources