CIA Seeks Innovation, and Partnerships, with New Federal Lab

Developing science and technology solutions in support of CIA’s mission

The Central Intelligence Agency has official launched CIA Labs, a federal laboratory and in-house research and development arm, which brings CIA officers together with the private sector and academia to research and develop science and technology solutions in support of CIA’s mission.

CIA Labs joins the community of more than 300 U.S. federal labs and establishes CIA as a research partner for other labs, academia, and industry in disciplines spanning from artificial intelligence and biotechnology to quantum computing and advanced materials and manufacturing. 

The federal lab mechanism also enables officers to obtain patents and licenses for intellectual property they develop while working at the Agency and provides internship and externship opportunities.

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