United States Code

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§ 3036.
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
(a)
Director of Central Intelligence Agency

There is a Director of the Central Intelligence Agency who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

(b)
Supervision

The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency shall report to the Director of National Intelligence regarding the activities of the Central Intelligence Agency.

(c)
Duties
The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency shall—
(1)
serve as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency; and
(2)
carry out the responsibilities specified in subsection (d).
(d)
Responsibilities
The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency shall—
(1)
collect intelligence through human sources and by other appropriate means, except that the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency shall have no police, subpoena, or law enforcement powers or internal security functions;
(2)
correlate and evaluate intelligence related to the national security and provide appropriate dissemination of such intelligence;
(3)
provide 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, 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 such collection; and
(4)
perform such other functions and duties related to intelligence affecting the national security as the President or the Director of National Intelligence may direct.
(e)
Termination of employment of CIA employees
(1)
(2)
Any termination of employment of an officer or employee under paragraph (1) shall not affect the right of the officer or employee to seek or accept employment in any other department, agency, or element of the United States Government if declared eligible for such employment by the Office of Personnel Management.
(f)
Coordination with foreign governments

Under the direction of the Director of National Intelligence and in a manner consistent with section 3927 of title 22, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency shall coordinate the relationships between elements of the intelligence community and the intelligence or security services of foreign governments or international organizations on all matters involving intelligence related to the national security or involving intelligence acquired through clandestine means.

(July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title I, § 104A, as added Pub. L. 108–458, title I, § 1011(a), Dec. 17, 2004, 118 Stat. 3660; amended Pub. L. 108–487, title VI, § 611(a), Dec. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 3954; Pub. L. 111–259, title VIII, § 804(4), Oct. 7, 2010, 124 Stat. 2747; Pub. L. 112–87, title IV, § 412(a), Jan. 3, 2012, 125 Stat. 1890; Pub. L. 116–92, div. E, title LXIV, § 6414(a), Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 2199.)
cite as: 50 USC 3036