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CIA’s Latest Layer: An Onion Site

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 06:30
CIA’s Latest Layer: An Onion Site

Ask Molly: May 2, 2019

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 14:15
Blog Post: Meet Molly Hale. She’s been the CIA’s public voice since 2002, responding to faxes, phone calls, emails, and snail mail sent to the Agency. Now she’s going digital. This week's topic is about CIA's library.

Transparency at CIA

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 14:05
Feature Story: If you’ve ever wondered why one of the most secretive organizations in the world cares about transparency, or how we go about protecting privacy and civil liberties, then keep reading.

CIA Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Becoming the George Bush Center for Intelligence

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 13:11
Blog Post: Today we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the naming of our headquarters: the George Bush Center for Intelligence. CIA Headquarters was renamed for President George Herbert Walker Bush on April 26, 1999, to honor his unique role in Agency history. President Bush is the only former Director of Central Intelligence to become President of the United States.

DCIA Haspel Visits Auburn University

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 08:30
Blog Post: On Thursday, April 18th, Director of CIA Gina Haspel spoke at Auburn University. You can watch a video of her remarks here.

CIA Director Gina Haspel Speaks at Auburn University

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 09:00
Speech: Remarks for Central Intelligence Agency Director Gina Haspel - at Auburn University

Women in Intel: Maria Gulovich

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 14:20
Blog Post: Maria Gulovich, a young Slovakian schoolteacher, was only 23-years-old when she began harboring Jews from the Nazis. She joined the underground resistance and began working for the Office of Strategic Services as a guide and interpreter.

Ask Molly: April 11, 2019

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:15
Blog Post: Meet Molly Hale. She’s been the CIA’s public voice since 2002, responding to faxes, phone calls, emails, and snail mail sent to the Agency. Now she’s going digital. This week's topic is about CIA's library.

Women in Intel: Elizabeth Sudmeier

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:00
Blog Post: Elizabeth Sudmeier was a pioneer in breaking down gender barriers at CIA. As a founding member of the Agency, Elizabeth, like many women at that time, began her career as a typist. Yet, despite the resistance of Agency senior managers and supervisors, Elizabeth did what few women were able to do.

The Art of Simple Sabotage

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 03:30

Women in Intel: Betty Ann Lussier

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 07:20
Blog Post: Betty Ann Lussier was a fiercely independent, hard working, adventurous woman with a craving for excitement and a compassion for humanitarian issues. She personified the ideal OSS agent. She was strong-willed, intelligent, self-motivated, brave, dedicated, and driven.

The Intrepid Woman: Betty Ann Lussier

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 07:18
Feature Story: Betty Ann Lussier was a fiercely independent, hardworking, adventurous woman with a craving for excitement and a compassion for humanitarian issues. She grew up on a dairy farm and learned to fly a plane at the young age of 16. When she was 20, she boarded a ship to England to fight the Nazis. She became a successful counterintelligence agent with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and married one of the wealthiest men in Spain. She socialized with Ernest Hemingway and Ava Gardner and later worked for the United Nations. She also authored several books. Betty personified the ideal OSS agent. She was strong-willed, intelligent, self-motivated, brave, dedicated, and driven.

Michael Collins at CSIS

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 07:55
Blog Post: 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 Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC.

Ask Molly: March 22, 2019

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 07:00
Blog Post: Meet Molly Hale. She’s been the CIA’s public voice since 2002, responding to faxes, phone calls, emails, and snail mail sent to the Agency. Now she’s going digital. This week's topic is on how many CIA women have died in the line of duty.

Women in Intel: Virginia Hall

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 09:00
Blog Post: Virginia Hall's life reads like a spy novel. From overcoming the loss of her leg to working clandestinely behind enemy lines for the OSS, she’s a true American hero.

Women in Intel: “Spy Girl” Betty McIntosh

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 05:00
Blog Post: Elizabeth “Betty” McIntosh lived a storied, adventurous life. During WWII, she was one of the few women hired into the OSS Morale Operations (MO) branch, charged with creating rumors that our foreign adversaries would believe

CIA Announces New Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 08:30
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) today announced the appointment of John G. Edwards as Deputy Chief Operating Officer (D/COO).

Ask Molly: March 18, 2019

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 07:00
Blog Post: Meet Molly Hale. She’s been the CIA’s public voice since 2002, responding to faxes, phone calls, emails, and snail mail sent to the Agency. Now she’s going digital. This week's topic is on age restrictions for employment with CIA.

Women in Intel: Marion Frieswyk

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 05:00
Blog Post: Marion Frieswyk embodies the diligence, determination, and innovative spirit that we value at CIA. Looking back over her career, Marion was a true pioneer.

CIA’s Secrets to Creative Problem Solving at the SXSW Conference and Festivals

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 09:35
Blog Post: What do wombats, wolves, wood ducks, and otters have in common? Find out as CIA shares creativity techniques and tools at South by Southwest (SXSW) on March 8, 2019 in Austin, Texas. #CIAWombat