following documents have been received under the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) and contain the “Congressional Correspondence Logs” for all
communications between Congress, and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
outlines who the correspondence was with, the date, and topic of the letter.
Declassified Congressional Correspondence Logs
Background on the CIA
Intelligence Agency was created in 1947 with the signing of the National
Security Act by President Harry S. Truman. The act also created a Director of
Central Intelligence (DCI) to serve as head of the United States intelligence
community; act as the principal adviser to the President for intelligence
matters related to the national security; and serve as head of the Central
Intelligence Agency. The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004
amended the National Security Act to provide for a Director of National
Intelligence who would assume some of the roles formerly fulfilled by the DCI,
with a separate Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency serves as the head of the Central
Intelligence Agency and reports to the Director of National Intelligence. The
CIA director’s responsibilities include:
intelligence through human sources and by other appropriate means, except
that he shall have no police, subpoena, or law enforcement powers or
internal security functions;
and evaluating intelligence related to the national security and providing
appropriate dissemination of such intelligence;
overall direction for and coordination of the collection of national
intelligence outside the United States through human sources by elements
of the Intelligence Community authorized to undertake such collection and,
in coordination with other departments, agencies, or elements of the
United States Government which are authorized to undertake such
collection, ensuring that the most effective use is made of resources and
that appropriate account is taken of the risks to the United States and
those involved in such collection; and
such other functions and duties related to intelligence affecting the
national security as the President or the Director of National
Intelligence may direct.
of the Central Intelligence Agency is to assist the Director of the Central
Intelligence Agency in carrying out the responsibilities outlined above.
accomplish its mission, the CIA engages in research, development, and
deployment of high-leverage technology for intelligence purposes. As a separate
agency, CIA serves as an independent source of analysis on topics of concern
and also works closely with the other organizations in the Intelligence
Community to ensure that the intelligence consumer—whether Washington
policymaker or battlefield commander—receives the best intelligence possible.
global realities have reordered the national security agenda, CIA has met these
special, multidisciplinary centers to address such high-priority issues
such as nonproliferation, counterterrorism, counterintelligence,
international organized crime and narcotics trafficking, environment, and
arms control intelligence.
stronger partnerships between the several intelligence collection
disciplines and all-source analysis.
an active part in Intelligence Community analytical efforts and producing
all-source analysis on the full range of topics that affect national
to the effectiveness of the overall Intelligence Community by managing
services of common concern in imagery analysis and open-source collection
and participating in partnerships with other intelligence agencies in the
areas of research and development and technical collection.
By emphasizing adaptability in its approach to
intelligence collection, the CIA can tailor its support to key intelligence
consumers and help them meet their needs as they face the issues of the
post-Cold War World.