Intelligence is a mere word that pertains to one of the faculties of the human intellect; the ability to comprehend. The framework of the human intelligence has evolved from the ideology of man in pursuit of developing societies, governments and world order. The breeding of human intelligence progressively developed in exploits of science and technology as intelligence is symbiotic to preserving mankind in a fractured world divided by conviction in socio-political, socio-economic and socio-cultural context.
Sharing of understanding reflective of the human condition is a critical factor to nurture the way of life. Which is today’s burden of every government to protect the interest of its people and the state from fragilities. Intelligence bears life’s survival, existence and co-existence of a society to the other, collectiveness amongst nations and empowerment of governance in the upheaval of human security, justice, peace and prosperity. On the other hand, the utilization of human intellect or intelligence to achieving domination endures the vacuum of power.
In which the decadent forces silently propagate the ploy of terror. From the past to the present realities of societies today, the human to human intellectual relationship is indispensable and substantial structure in maintaining, arranging, expanding the sharing of information from burdens of people in communities, governments and nations. Securing Strategic Operations: A Brief Historical Background The United States emphasized the so-called burden sharing from the battle frontiers and enemy lines. Information comes directly from human sources or sources from media, organizations and allied governments.
Thus, the espionage activities were labeled as gathering of information of a person that secretly work as agent of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). This regards the cat and mouse covert operations between the CIA and the communist Soviet Russian predominant security police organization known as the KGB (Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti or Committee of State Security) . Briefly in history, from the time of President George Washington, foreign intelligence derived its importance. The optimal utilization of foreign intelligence was then coordinated with selective government allies of US in the incumbency of President Franklin D.
Roosevelt. It was then the Office of the Strategic Services (OSS) was created on June 1942 to support the need of State and War Departments to work together on strategies and operations. In April 1945, the succession of President Harry S. Truman from Roosevelt, the OSS was abolished and the result of intelligence work was transferred to the US State and War Departments. On January 1946, the Central Intelligence Group (CIG) was established as President Truman was concerned by the escalation of cold war between the US and communist Soviet Union.
Subsequently, through the provisions of the enacted US National Security Act of 1947 (NSA of 1947) followed the creation of the National Security Council (NSC) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The mandate of the CIA was to implement US internal security under directives of the US President and NSC. However, the mandate and scope of functions of the CIA, emanating from the NSA of 1947, was supplemented through the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949. Thus, it was recognized that the CIA be allocated with budget, like with other US government Departments, with confidentiality of budget in view of CIA role in clandestine work.