Factbook on Intelligence by The Central Intelligence Agency
of the United -
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an intelligence
agency of the United States Government. Its primary function
is obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments,
corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information
to the various branches of the Government.
A second function is overtly and covertly disseminating information,
both true and false, that influences others to make decisions
favorable to the United States Government.
The second function is usually known as propaganda or public
relations. A third function of the CIA is to act as the "hidden
hand" of the government by engaging in covert operations at
the direction of the President.
This database contains a full-text searchable version of
the Central Intelligence Agency's "Factbook on Intelligence".
This document is an overview of the organization, history,
and mission of the Central Intelligence Agency of the United