The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is one of the principal intelligence-gathering agencies of the United States federal government. The CIA is headquartered is in Langley, Virginia, a few miles west of Washington, D.C.
When Lois Lane was sent to Nairomi, Africa, she was accompanied by Jimmy Olsen, an undercover CIA Agent to reveal the location of the terrorist hideout. During Lois' interview with a Nairomian terrorist leader, Anatoli Knyazev had taken Olsen's camera and broke it to reveal a tracking device. Jimmy was then executed by the warlord. As the execution happened, the CIA was monitoring the situation from above. They proceeded to order their forces into the village, moments before Knyazev and his men turned on and killed the Nairomian terrorists.