Central Intelligence Agency

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), as its purpose, collects a broad range of information to analyze its meaning and report its significance to the president of the United States and other government policymakers. To obtain this information, the CIA has within its organizational structure several collection disciplines such as technical collection, human collection, and open collection, along with cyber and audio technology to assist in gathering information. CIA surveillance methods are some of the most complicated, intrusive, and wide-ranging regarding the ability available to policymakers. Historically, the United States has relied on the information provided through CIA surveillance methods to make significant foreign policy decisions. This analysis explains how the CIA participates in surveillance and the intelligence process, and it supplies an overview of ...

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