National Security Act of 1947 Categories: 07-July Timelines: Milestones

July 26, 1947:

The National Security Act of 1947 is signed. With this act, both the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Security Council (NSC) were created. “In the aftermath of World War II, the National Security Act provided a major reorganization of the U.S. defense and intelligence agencies. As amended, the Act provides ‘a comprehensive program for the future security of the United States’ through the integration of the policies and procedures of U.S. military, intelligence, and national security agencies, and the coordination of national security policy.” — U.S. Justice Information Sharing

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