Provide critical support to US National Security. Have the opportunity to apply their business skills to diverse programs such as those for technical collection systems, construction projects, and information technology initiatives. At CIA, only the Contracting Officer is legally authorized to financially obligate the US Government to acquire its products and services. Working in a team environment, Contracting Officers learn and utilize innovative business practices to streamline the acquisition process and maximize resources. The Contracting Officer manages a wide variety of unique and complex contract types to obtain “best value” on behalf of the US Government.