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Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

What are the powers of this administrative agency, and whom does this agency report to if any?

Also, where do the legislative and the judicial branches of government come into play with investigation and enforcement of this agency?

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1. What are the powers of this administrative agency, and whom does this agency report to if any?

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an intelligence agency of the United States government. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Intelligence_Agency

First, let's look at a brief overview of the CIA.

According to the CIA website, the Central Intelligence Agency was created in 1947 with the signing of the National Security Act by President Harry S. Truman. The act also created a Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) to serve as head of the United States intelligence community; act as the principal adviser to the President for intelligence matters related to the national security; and serve as head of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 amended the National Security Act to provide for a Director of National Intelligence who would assume some of the roles formerly fulfilled by the DCI, with a separate Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. General Michael V. Hayden, USAF, became Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on May 30, 2006. The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency serves as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency and reports to the Director of National Intelligence. https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/index.html

The powers of the CIA are found in its functions. According to one source, its primary function is obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and persons, and reporting such information to the branches of the government. Its secondary function is propaganda or public relations, overt and covert information dissemination, both true and false, and influencing others to decide in favor of the U.S. ...

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This solution identifies the powers of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and to whom this agency reports to, if any. It also explains and discusses where the legislative and the judicial branches of government come into play with the investigation and enforcement of this agency. Supplemented with relevant links and extra information.

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