Chapter The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and his Principal Deputies
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The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and his Principal Deputies
The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (D/CIA)
The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency manages the operations, personnel and budget of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Director is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.
As D/CIA, he is responsible for directing the CIA to collect intelligence through human sources and by other appropriate means. He directs the Agency to correlate and evaluate intelligence related to national security and provide appropriate dissemination of such intelligence. The D/CIA also provides overall direction for and coordination of human intelligence collection outside the United States. The Director is charged with the responsibility to ensure 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 human intelligence collection. As D/CIA, he also performs other functions and duties related to intelligence affecting the national security of the United States as the President or the Director of National Intelligence may direct.
Under the direction of the Director of National Intelligence and in a manner consistent with section 207 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3927), the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency also coordinates the relationships between elements of the intelligence community and the intelligence or security services of foreign governments and international organizations on all matters involving intelligence related to national security or involving intelligence acquired through clandestine means.