Counterintelligence Mission Center

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Counterintelligence Mission Center (CIMC) is the component of the Central Intelligence Agency with primary responsibility for counter-intelligence operations. From 1953 to 1988 it was known as the Counterintelligence Staff and operated within the Directorate of Plans; in 1988 it was succeeded by the Counterintelligence Center.[1] The Counterintelligence Center was transformed into the Counterintelligence Mission Center in 2015.[2]

Heads of CIA Counterintelligence include James Jesus Angleton (from foundation until 1974), George Kalaris (1974 to 1977), B Hugh Tovar (1977-1978), David Blee (1978-1985) and Gardner Hathaway (1985 to 1990).[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Nigel West (2007), Historical Dictionary of Cold War Counterintelligence, Scarecrow Press, p324
  2. ^ "Counterintelligence at CIA: A Brief History". March 23, 2018. Retrieved August 19, 2019.