directorate directorate  /də ˈrɛk tə rət/


  • (n) a group of persons chosen to govern the affairs of a corporation or other large institution


  1. During the Andropov era, the KGB's foreign directorate moved out of the Dzerzhinsky Square headquarters to a large, modern, half-moon-shaped office building on the Moscow Ring Road.
  2. Bassett knew Foggo from the days when both served in the CIA's directorate of operations, according to one official.
  3. Ortega is known as the directorate's pragmatist.


  1. Styx concert ticket sales start June 28

    U.S. Army Entertainment and Fort McCoy’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) will present
    on June 24, 2013     Source: West Salem Coulee News

  2. Trending News

    STAVANGER, Norway – The semisubmersible Songa Trym is preparing to drill a wildcat well for Statoil in the Norwegian Sea, following authorization from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Offshore Magazine

  3. Wintershall Finds Gas near Tyrihans Field

    The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) reported Friday that Wintershall has made a small gas discovery in the vicinity of the Tyrihans field in the Norwegian Sea. Meanwhile, the NPD also reported that is to sell Barents Sea seismic data that it acquired in 2011 and 2012.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Rigzone


  1. "We know there are 18 snipers, and the military intelligence directorate is in charge of this," Tendai Biti, secretary general for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, told a news conference in Nairobi.
    on May 19, 2008 By: Tendai Biti Source: Reuters

  2. "I do feel very bad. I've never felt like this before -- like my life is hanging on the ropes," Litvinenko told The Sunday Times newspaper from his hospital bed. "Officers from the specialist crime directorate are investigating a suspicious...
    on Nov 19, 2006 By: Alexander Litvinenko Source:

  3. "You blame us for what is happening in Afghanistan," Musharraf said in an address to Afghan government and army officials and lawmakers at the Foreign Ministry in Kabul. "Let me say neither the government of Pakistan nor ISI (Directorate of...
    on Sep 7, 2006 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: International Herald Tribune

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