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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]


(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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The diagnostic sensitivity was increased to 85% when using these criteria as compared with a 22% diagnostic sensitivity for the classic triad.
The classic triad he formed with legendary trainer Vincent O'Brien and stud boss John Magnier left a legacy that still exists, with the Coolmore operation preeminent in the world of breeding.
The classic triad of tuberous sclerosis consists of adenoma sebaceum, seizures, and mental retardation, but is only seen in one-third of patients.
Abdominal pain, peripheral neuropathy, and changes in mental status are the classic triad featured in an acute attack.