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A Panel Discussion at the 9/11 Museum — Central Intelligence Agency

Last Thursday, September 26th, we joined forces with the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City to host a panel discussion about the events following September 11th, 2001. The panel, “Essential Intelligence: The CIA’s Response to 9/11,” was moderated by former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell. The panel featured former Acting Director John McLaughlin...

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CIA Hosts Washington Intern Forum — Central Intelligence Agency

CIA Museum Director, Rob, discusses the history of CIA from its origins as the OSS. Last Tuesday, we hosted a group of nearly 200 student interns at our Headquarters in Langley, Virginia for a number of briefings and discussions on Agency history and culture. Occasionally, we invite student groups to learn more about our mission...

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July 10, 2019 — Central Intelligence Agency

Dear Molly, What are your thoughts on cybersecurity? How can I better protect myself and my family in this ever-growing world of hacks and data leaks? #AskMollyHale ~Internaut I Am Not Dear Internaut I Am Not, I asked our CIA cybersecurity experts for advice, and they highly recommended a unique resource from our colleagues at...

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March 22, 2019 — Central Intelligence Agency

Dear Molly, How many CIA women have died in the line of duty? ~ Fallen Stars Dear Fallen Stars, We have an ivory-white marble wall in our lobby at CIA Headquarters that stands as a silent, simple memorial to honor the women and men who have given their lives in service to our country. Currently,...

Michael Collins at CSIS — Central Intelligence Agency
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Michael Collins at CSIS — Central Intelligence Agency

CIA Headlines Schieffer Panel on “China’s Rise” at CSIS On Wednesday, March 20th, Deputy Assistant Director of CIA for the East Asia and Pacific Mission Center, Michael Collins, participated in a panel discussion on the rise of China, moderated by former CBS’ Face the Nation anchor Bob Schieffer at the Center for Strategic and International...

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Betty Ann Lussier — Central Intelligence Agency

The Intrepid Woman “After months of interviewing, conniving, scheming, here I was on the threshold of departure for the war. Was I frightened? After my hazardous childhood on the farm, dealing with runaway mule teams, overturned wagons, raging bulls, and machinery that collapsed on top of my body, no, I was not frightened, but yes,...

The Art of Simple Sabotage — Central Intelligence Agency
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The Art of Simple Sabotage — Central Intelligence Agency

The rascally spies of OSS knew a thing or two about mischief making, especially when it came to undermining America’s enemies in World War II. One of their more imaginative ideas was to train everyday citizens in the art of simple sabotage. Thus, the “Simple Sabotage Field Manual” was born: [PDF 2.5 MB]. This previously...

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Elizabeth Sudmeier — Central Intelligence Agency

From Typist to Ops Officer “She was a real pistol… The fact that she accomplished so much is incredible given the general antagonism to women functioning as ops officers. This was a general view among male ops officers… Liz certainly paved the way for female ops officers.”  ~ Friend and colleague of Elizabeth Sudmeier Elizabeth...

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April 11, 2019 — Central Intelligence Agency

Dear Molly, Does CIA really have a library? If so, I would like a library card! ~ Bookworm Dear Bookworm, We do have a library! But to get a library card, you’ll need a security clearance. That’s because although CIA Library might look like any other modern public library, resting alongside the periodicals and stacks...

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Maria Gulovich — Central Intelligence Agency

The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all...

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DCIA Haspel Visits Auburn University — Central Intelligence Agency

The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all...

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CIA Pays Tribute to Its Fallen in Annual Memorial Ceremony — Central Intelligence Agency

21 May 2019 Today, the Central Intelligence Agency held its annual Memorial Ceremony to remember, honor, and celebrate the courageous CIA officers who died serving their country.  This year, there are four new stars on the Memorial Wall, each commemorating a distinguished officer. Two of those stars honor officers whose names and contributions remain classified...

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Transparency at CIA — Central Intelligence Agency

“Given our mission, we have a greater responsibility than I think almost anyone to an adherence to the truth.” ~ Ben Huebner, CIA’s lead transparency officer When you think of CIA, do you think of transparency? For most people, the answer is probably no. We’re hoping to change that by pulling back the curtain on...

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May 2, 2019 — Central Intelligence Agency

The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all...

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An Onion Site — Central Intelligence Agency

You’ve probably heard you can access CIA’s onion site over the Tor network. But, what does that actually mean? The Basics Tor, which stands for “the onion router,” is a program anyone can download and use to help strengthen user security online. The Tor network is a series of computers that bounces encrypted internet traffic through several...