I don’t trust easily, so when I tell you, “I trust you.” Please don’t make me regret it …
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States federal government, tasked with gathering, processing and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT). As one of the principal members of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), the CIA reports to the Director of National Intelligence and is primarily focused on providing intelligence for the President and Cabinet.
Unlike the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which is a domestic security service, CIA has no law enforcement function and is mainly focused on overseas intelligence gathering, with only limited domestic collection. Though it is not the only U.S. government agency specializing in HUMINT, CIA serves as the national manager for coordination and deconfliction of HUMINT activities across the entire intelligence community. Moreover, CIA is the only agency authorized by law to carry out and oversee covert action on behalf of the President, unless the President determines that another agency is better suited for carrying out such action. It can, for example, exert foreign political influence through its tactical divisions, such as the Special Activities Division.
At present the CIA is a relatively unknown factor in the player’s lives. Abel Remington – Scion of Ares was contacted by the CIA operative called George “Bookman” Black. Bookman asked Abel to act as a field agent and intelligence source for Bookman’s growing CIA pet project, Majestic 12. Abel accepted the proposal due in part to Abel’s connections to the military.
Overall, the relationship between the players and the CIA remains neutral but the player’s activities in Brazil has peaked the Agency’s interest.