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see Central Intelligence AgencyCentral Intelligence Agency
(CIA), independent executive bureau of the U.S. government established by the National Security Act of 1947, replacing the wartime Office of Strategic Services (1942–45), the first U.S. espionage and covert operations agency.
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amnesia victim whose identity becomes doubtful when the same identity is claimed by an insane woman. [Ital. Drama: Pirandello As You Desire Me in Sobel, 35]
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(1) (Confidentiality-Integrity-Availability) A widely used formulation of the INFOSEC mission of the U.S. military. Also known as the "Classic Triad," the three concepts fail to include important problems intuitively seen as breaches of security, forgeries or counterfeits, mislabeling of data and problems of data usability. See Parkerian Hexad.

(2) (CiA) See CAN bus.
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Tempting promises of CIA officers, including emigration to USA, a proper job in America, and money has been among other ways used by the US intelligence body to hire spies, the intelligence ministry said, and added, "Even, medical aid abroad had been promised to some spies, but none of them came true."
Iran executed some of the CIA informants and imprisoned others in an intelligence setback that one of the former officials described as "incredibly damaging." The CIA successfully extracted some of its Iranian agents, said former officials.
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'Was the exposure of the letter done due to doubts over the MEIO obtaining information of the party or certain individuals with the CIA or other foreign intelligence agencies?
Kiriakou claimed that Haspel initially advocated for torture as a kind of revenge for 9/11: but "revenge is not a policy, you have to be careful not to let emotion guide your policy, and the CIA failed at that."
Many times, working for the CIA as a spy is a high risk job, and one that requires courage and mental strength.
Immerman provides an even-handed analysis, praising the CIA for its intelligence and operational successes, while analyzing its failures in detail.
The South African intelligence agent believed acceding to the CIA request would allow the SSA to understand U.S.
The report, drawn from CIA documents, is damning on all fronts.
Moreover, the program was much less effective than the CIA claimed.
Senate Intelligence Committee spent five years reading and analyzing more than 6.3 million pages of CIA documents to assess the CIA's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" in the post-9/11 era.
WASHINGTON -- Ten major findings from the newly released summary of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program: