Central Intelligence Agency

1000 Colonial Farm Rd, McLean, VA 22101

Central Intelligence Agency

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an independent agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers. CIA Headquarters is located in the community of Langley in the city of McClean, Virginia.  The Headquarters complex was named the George Bush Center for Intelligence on April 26, 1999 for George H. W. Bush, who had served as the Director of Central Intelligence for 357 days, and later served as both the 43rd Vice President of the United States and the 41st President of the United States.


The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (D/CIA) is nominated by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Director manages the operations, personnel, and budget of the Central Intelligence Agency.


The CIA is separated into five basic components: the Directorate of Operations, the Directorate of Analysis, the Directorate of Science & Technology, the Directorate of Support, and the Directorate of Digital Innovation. They carry out “the intelligence cycle,” the process of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence information to top US government officials.


In addition, the D/CIA has several staffs that deal with public affairs, human resources, protocol, congressional affairs, legal issues, information management, and internal oversight.

Arriving at the Central Intelligence Agency
The closest major airport is the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport located about 10 miles from CIA Headquarters.

Base Population
The Central Intelligence Agency population information is classified.