The Central Intelligence Agency (aka the CIA) is an independent agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers. CIA headquarters) are in the Langley part of McLean VA, Dranesville District, Fairfax County, Virginia.
The CIA is separated into four basic components: the National Clandestine Service, the Directorate of Intelligence, the Directorate of Science & Technology, and the Directorate of Support. 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, mission innovation, protocol, congressional affairs, legal issues, information management, and internal oversight.
Former President George Bush was Director of Central Intelligence and head of the Central Intelligence Agency from 30 January 1976 to 20 January 1977. In honor of his service with the CIA, the Headquarters compound of the Central Intelligence Agency located in Langley, Virginia, was officially designated as the “George Bush Center for Intelligence.”