The Intelligence And Terrorism Prevention Act Of 2004

716 WordsSep 26, 20163 Pages
Government Organizations: C.I.A. In 1947, President Harry S. Truman created the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A) with the signing of the National Security Act. When this act was created it also created a head of the Central Intelligence Agency. This role was know as the Director of Central Intelligence (D.C.I.). Later, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 provided a Director of National Intelligence who took on some of the roles done by the D.C.I. The Director of the C.I.A. reports to the Director of National Intelligence and acts as the head of the C.I.A. As the director of C.I.A he has four responsibilities. One, he collects intelligence through human sources but cannot use any internal security functions or law enforcement powers. Secondly, he correlates and evaluates intelligence connected to national security and appropriately circulate this information. Thirdly, he collects, directs, and coordinates any collection of national data outside of the U.S. done by the C.I.A. Lastly, he in charge of any other duties and functions the President or Director of National Intelligence may direct that affects national security. The C.I.A. also involves itself in the deployment of high-leverage technology for informational purposes. The C.I.A. aslo involves itself in the development and research of such technologies. The C.I.A. works as a source of intelligence on topics of concern. The C.I.A. also works with other intelligence organizations to insure
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