Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949 Categories: 06-June Timelines: Milestones

 Central Intelligence Agency Headquarters Building (Credit: CIA)


June 20, 1949:

The Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949 is signed. “The CIA was created under the National Security Act of 1947. […] Two years later, President Truman signed the Central Intelligence Agency Act, which authorized CIA to secretly fund intelligence operations and conduct personnel actions outside of standard US Government procedures.” — CIA

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