National Clandestine Service

The NCS handles the CIA's espionage, intelligence, counterintelligence, paramilitary and black ops. Basically, if you are a spy for this org, you operate under the NCS.

The National Clandestine Service (NCS) (formerly known as the Directorate of Operations) is one of the four main components of the Central Intelligence Agency. Created in 2005, the NCS "serves as the clandestine arm of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the national authority for the coordination, de-confliction, and evaluation of clandestine operations across the Intelligence Community of the United States."

- Wikipedia

The NCS has several spheres within it, and its organizational structure is included below:

  • Deputy Director of the NCS
    • Counterproliferation Division (trying to control and stop the spread of conventional and unconventional weapons, including WMD)
    • Counterterrorism Center
    • Counterintelligence Center
    • Regional & Transnational Issues Divisions
    • Technology Support Divisions
  • Deputy Director of the NCS for Community HUMINT (Human Intelligence - i.e. spies)
    • Community HUMINT Coordination Center

For the purposes of the game, if your character works under the Deputy Director of the NCS, they work in the open. Many will work behind a desk to review files and intelligence, analyze chatter, make phone calls, take meetings, etc. They can also work in the field, with a badge and direct day-to-day instructions from a boss. They go into the office almost every day, have regular hours, get sick days and vacation, and can tell those they trust that they work for the CIA.

If your character works for the HUMINT part of the organization, they are a spy. They will have a cover story and may go undercover for long stretches of time. They will also have a badge, but will not generally use it, except to identify themselves to other operatives or higher-ups. They will almost never go into the office and should not tell people they work for the CIA. Their jobs are considerably more flexible than the employees working in the other divisions and they will often be left on their own for long periods of time.