The Council, or CII, is a non-profit corporation established to conduct and provide support for education, research, and increased awareness of intelligence and national security matters, and to assist and support members of Central Intelligence Agency and other elements of the intelligence community as appropriate.
The CII is formed to help current and former officers and employees, and their families, of the CIA and other intelligence personnel, as appropriate, who may need legal or other counseling or other assistance, including legal referrals as needed, in connection their intelligence service, and to help educate the public about important intelligence and other national security interests. Distinct from other educational entities, the CII’s focus is on the challenges and risks facing intelligence officers in serving national security interests. Listen to a podcast with CII founders George Jameson and Bill Murray.
The Council seeks to be an independent forum dedicated to furthering the interests and welfare of current and former employees of the Central Intelligence Agency and, as appropriate, other intelligence community elements. CII will foster the responsible and informed exchange of information and ideas about the importance of an effective U.S. intelligence capability and provide counseling and other assistance to intelligence officers in recognition of their honorable and dedicated contributions to U.S. national security interests, principles, and values. A key CII objective is that no intelligence officers should suffer for their good faith service to the Nation.