After being hacked, the CIA’s Office of Information Policy and Management (OIP) was forced to shut down.
The agency’s internal watchdog, the National Intelligence Council, also had to shut.
The Office of Public Affairs (OPA), the agency’s propaganda arm, was also cut loose.
“Our mission is to inform the public of what’s happening in the world, and to keep the public informed of the U.S. government’s policies, actions, and the role of the media in informing the public,” OIP director Richard Painter told The New York Times.
Painter’s successor, CIA director Mike Pompeo, was more direct in his criticism of the CIA.
“I think it’s important to note that OIP was a very effective and valuable resource,” Pompeo said at a speech in October.
“It was an integral part of the public relations effort of the administration of the last administration and we would never again allow OIP to be used as a tool for political propaganda.”
Painter’s predecessor, David H. Petraeus, was a less direct critic.
“We know that we are the enemy, we have been for years, and our enemies will not relent,” Petraeus said.
“And we are going to keep it that way.”