National Clandestine Service

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Group.png National Clandestine Service  Rdf-icon.png
AbbreviationNCS
PredecessorDirectorate of Operations
Formation13 October 2005
Parent organizationCIA
LeaderNational Clandestine Service/Director
Subgroups• Counterterrorism Center
• Operation 40
• Special Activities Division
• CIA Near East and South Asia Division
SubpageNational Clandestine Service/Director

The National Clandestine Service (NCS) is the clandestine arm of the Central Intelligence Agency and coordinates clandestine operations across the US Intelligence Community.[1]

Origins

The NCS was created on 13 October 2005. Its role was previously played by the Directorate of Plans from 1952 to 1973, and by the Directorate of Operations from 1973 to 2005.[2]

Structure

Directors

Full article: Stub class article National Clandestine Service/Director

The National Clandestine Service Director has been a relatively high profile post in the CIA, but recently the CIA has not been publicly confirming appointments.


References

  1. Clandestine Service, CIA, accessed 15 March 2010.
  2. CIA Celebrates 60 Years, CIA, 15 March 2010.