Central Intelligence Agency: the U.S. federal agency that coordinates governmental intelligence activities outside the United States.
Contemporary Examples

Rand Paul and Ron Wyden, Drone Odd-Couple Eli Lake February 25, 2013
Whit Stillman on the 20th Anniversary of ‘Barcelona’, His New Amazon Series, and the Myth of the Ugly Expat Michael Weiss August 9, 2014
CIA Interrogation Chief: ‘Rectal Feeding,’ Broken Limbs Are News to Me Kimberly Dozier December 10, 2014
Up to Speed: 5 Things You Need to Know About Benghazi Eli Lake September 10, 2013
The Karzai Brothers Fight Back Gerald Posner October 27, 2009

Historical Examples

Outline Studies in the Old Testament for Bible Teachers Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
One-Shot James Benjamin Blish
The Next Logical Step Benjamin William Bova
America Discovered by the Welsh in 1170 A.D. Benjamin Franklin Bowen

Central Intelligence Agency; a federal US bureau created in 1947 to coordinate and conduct espionage and intelligence activities
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