Technology at the Agency

Technology has long been a critical element of the CIA’s mission, most recently evidenced by naming the Agency’s first Chief Technology Officer and establishing a new Transnational and Technology Mission Center, to work as partners with our Directorates of Science and Technology and Digital Innovation. As a voracious consumer and innovative creator of technology, CIA leverages the work of American technology companies to augment all aspects of our mission. When it comes to emerging technology, if we’re not the inventor, we want to be an early adopter – informing and shaping technologies applications – investing in the future is essential for our national security.

Private Sector Partnerships

CIA does not carry out its mission alone. Partnerships are essential to all of our activities, and they are especially critical with respect to staying in advance of our adversary’s technical capabilities. CIA seeks partners from all market segments and levels to support our tactical and strategic technology initiatives. Partners bring knowledge and insights as well as opportunities in joint research and development and talent exchange that can be leveraged by CIA. We want to leverage our home field advantage and are working to open new doors and build relationships with partners that can propel our mission forward.

Contact CIA

If you or your company have a novel and/or innovative offering for CIA, contact us at the link below with the details. Enter keyword – “private-sector” in your submission to speed the process for response. Please also include your name, company name, company/personal address, phone number, email and website information along with specifics about your expertise and technology offerings. Please note it may take a few weeks to evaluate the information across stakeholders and respond. Upon successful receipt of your submission, you will receive an acknowledgement and unique Submission Reference ID. CIA will reply to your submission within 45 days if our partners have interest in your offering or the capability outlined.

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Review Opportunities to Work with CIA

To review current contracting opportunities with CIA, click the link below. You will be directed to the Acquisition Research Center (ARC). You must first register your company and create an account by selecting the “Register” button in the top right corner of the website. Once you have an account, you will have access to announcements for Agency business opportunities and Industry outreach events.

For additional information on the ARC process, please read the ARC FAQ.

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