Central Intelligence Agency

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Central Intelligence Agency

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) See CIA

CIA

or C.I.A.,

Central Intelligence Agency: a federal agency that coordinates U.S. intelligence activities.

Cia.

Company.
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Noun1.Central Intelligence Agency - an independent agency of the United States government responsible for collecting and coordinating intelligence and counterintelligence activities abroad in the national interestCentral Intelligence Agency - an independent agency of the United States government responsible for collecting and coordinating intelligence and counterintelligence activities abroad in the national interest; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence under the supervision of the President and National Security Council
Counterterrorist Center, CTC - an agency that helps the Director of Central Intelligence coordinate counterterrorist efforts in order to preempt and disrupt and defeat terrorist activities at the earliest possible stage
Nonproliferation Center, NPC - an agency that serves as the focal point for all Intelligence Community activities related to nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their missile delivery systems
independent agency - an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments
United States intelligence agency - an intelligence service in the United States
IC, Intelligence Community, National Intelligence Community, United States Intelligence Community - a group of government agencies and organizations that carry out intelligence activities for the United States government; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence
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