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CIA Pays Tribute to its Fallen in Annual Memorial Ceremony

12 June 2018 Today, the Central Intelligence Agency held its annual Memorial Ceremony to remember, honor, and celebrate the courageous CIA officers who died in the line of duty for their country. CIA added four stars to its Memorial Wall this year to commemorate four distinguished officers who can be …

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CIA Releases Material, Including Videos, About President George H.W. Bush

11 June 2018 Today, the Central Intelligence Agency released declassified material about President George H.W. Bush to honor the former Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) on his 94th birthday tomorrow. The released material, available here, includes: A 13-minute video, “I Want This Job,” about his path to become DCI and …

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Happy Birthday, President Bush!

In honor of President George H. W. Bush’s 94th birthday, we’re releasing two never-before-seen videos highlighting his tenure as Director of Central Intelligence. Bush’s tenure as DCI marked a turning point for the Agency as it came out of a period of great controversy. He is credited with restoring focus …

A Day in the Life of a Cyber Threat Analyst
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A Day in the Life of a Cyber Threat Analyst

This is part of our series profiling Agency officers in various positions throughout the Agency. We talk with them about their daily challenges and rewards, as well as some exceptional moments. CIA.gov recently sat down with Haley, a Cyber Threat Analyst to learn more about her journey to the CIA …

Former CIA Officers Discuss the Reel vs. Real of Espionage with Cast, Creator of The Americans
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Former CIA Officers Discuss the Reel vs. Real of Espionage with Cast, Creator of The Americans

[embedded content] From tradecraft secrets to wig changes, the Reel vs. Real event at UCLA’s Burkle Center on Wednesday cracked open the CIA vault of personal stories with the help of two former legendary CIA officers and the cast and creator of the award winning FX television series, The Americans. …

Reel vs. Real
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Reel vs. Real

Reel vs. Real Event: Merging the overt world of Hollywood with the covert mission of the CIA, the Agency’s “Reel vs. Real” event seeks to demystify the CIA’s mission by comparing what’s seen on TV to what happens in reality. Former CIA officers join the acclaimed creator and actors from …

Message from the Director: Memorial Day
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Message from the Director: Memorial Day

Press Release: Message from the Director: Memorial Day

Gina Haspel Sworn in as First Female CIA Director
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Gina Haspel Sworn in as First Female CIA Director

Blog Post: On Monday, May 21, Gina Haspel was sworn in as the first woman to serve as CIA Director in our Agency’s 70-year history. President Trump, Vice President Pence, Secretary of State and former D/CIA Mike Pompeo, Chief Operating Officer Brian Bulatao, and hundreds of Agency officers attended the …

Ian Fleming: The Man Behind the Most Famous Spy
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Ian Fleming: The Man Behind the Most Famous Spy

Feature Story: James Bond was the brain child of British author Ian Fleming. During WWII, Fleming was part of a team that traveled to the US to meet with Colonel “Wild Bill Donovan” and helped write the blueprint for the new Office of the Coordinator of Information, which turned into …

Remarks by CIA Director Gina Haspel at Swearing-In Ceremony
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Remarks by CIA Director Gina Haspel at Swearing-In Ceremony

Press Release: Remarks by CIA Director Gina Haspel at Swearing-In Ceremony

Gina Haspel SSCI Statement for the Record
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Gina Haspel SSCI Statement for the Record

Press Release: Gina Haspel SSCI Statement for the Record

A Day in the Life of a Field Utility Systems Specialist
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A Day in the Life of a Field Utility Systems Specialist

Feature Story: This is part of our series profiling Agency officers in various positions throughout the Agency. We talk with them about their daily challenges and rewards, as well as some exceptional moments. CIA.gov recently sat down with a Field Utility Systems Specialist to learn more about his journey to …

Gina Haspel Assumes Role of Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
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Gina Haspel Assumes Role of Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

Press Release: Today, upon Mike Pompeo’s swearing-in as Secretary of State, Deputy Director Gina C. Haspel assumed the role of Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Acting Director Haspel issued the following statement.

20th Anniversary of the US Embassy Bombings in East Africa
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20th Anniversary of the US Embassy Bombings in East Africa

Feature Story: Twenty years ago, in 1998, suicide bombers drove their pick-up trucks loaded with explosives into the US Embassies in two East African cities – Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In total, the two bombings killed 258 people, including 12 Americans. The embassy bombings introduced the American …

A Day in the Life of a Science, Technology, and Weapons Analyst
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A Day in the Life of a Science, Technology, and Weapons Analyst

Feature Story: This is part of our series profiling Agency officers in various positions throughout the Agency. We talk with them about their daily challenges and rewards, as well as some exceptional moments. CIA.gov recently sat down with a current employee, a Science, Technology & Weapons Analyst, to learn more …

Congressional Gold Medal Awarded to CIA’s Predecessor, OSS
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Congressional Gold Medal Awarded to CIA’s Predecessor, OSS

Blog Post: On March 21, 2018, the US Congress bestowed its highest civilian honor upon the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). The men and women who comprised America’s first spy agency were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, in recognition of their superior service and major contributions during World War …

ICYMI: CIA Introduces Gina Haspel to the American People
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ICYMI: CIA Introduces Gina Haspel to the American People

Press Release: ICYMI: CIA Introduces Gina Haspel to the American People

Counterintelligence at CIA: A Brief History
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Counterintelligence at CIA: A Brief History

Feature Story: Since its inception, the discipline of counterintelligence has been a murky and controversial business, plagued by a persistent perception of failure, whether spies are caught or not, and an inconsistent level of attention and resources that have contributed to a lack of strategic perspective toward hostile intelligence attack.

Get to Know our Deputy Director
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Get to Know our Deputy Director

Feature Story: Gina Haspel joined the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the waning days of the Cold War, and for the past three decades she quietly devoted herself to serving on the front lines of the Agency’s mission. She received many honors throughout her career, including the Intelligence Medal of …

Bipartisan Support for Gina Haspel’s Nomination to be CIA Director From Distinguished National Security Leaders
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Bipartisan Support for Gina Haspel’s Nomination to be CIA Director From Distinguished National Security Leaders

Press Release: Bipartisan Support for Gina Haspel’s Nomination to be CIA Director From Distinguished National Security Leaders.

Happy Pi Day!
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Happy Pi Day!

Blog Post: CIA’s Birthday (September 18, 1947) appears in Pi. The sequence, 09181947, starts at the 67,585,570th digit and only appears once in the first 200 million digits of Pi.

CIA Chief Operating Officer Speaks to Annuitants at CIRA Event
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CIA Chief Operating Officer Speaks to Annuitants at CIRA Event

Blog Post: On Wednesday, March 7, CIA Chief Operating Officer (COO) Brian Bulatao addressed a very special audience of former CIA officers. The Central Intelligence Retiree Association (CIRA) hosted its quarterly luncheon, attended by more than 150 Agency retirees who were eager to meet Bulatao, the man who came to …

Remembering CIA’s Heroes: Helge Boes
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Remembering CIA’s Heroes: Helge Boes

Feature Story: Helge Philipp Boes was with the Central Intelligence Agency a short time, but his entire life seemed to have pointed him towards the sense of purpose he found working for the Agency. Helge’s talent, tenacity, and presence of mind under fire earned him the respect of those far …

The Women Who Lived at CIA
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The Women Who Lived at CIA

Feature Story: Margaret Scattergood and Florence Thorne purchased a rural farm house on 20 acres of land in 1933. Neither woman could have predicted that within 30 years of purchase, their home would be enclosed on CIA property, behind its protective barriers, while hundreds of CIA officers came to work …

OSS Creates First CI Division
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OSS Creates First CI Division

Feature Story: On March 1, 1943, OSS Director William “Wild Bill” Donovan created the Counterintelligence Division in the Secret Intelligence Branch—the first centralized, national-level counterintelligence office in US intelligence history, and the predecessor of the CIA’s Counterintelligence Mission Center.

CIA Kicks-off Signature School Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago
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CIA Kicks-off Signature School Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Press Release: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) kicked-off its Signature School Program with a ceremony at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), a public university with more than 30,500 students, 15 colleges, and a hospital and health sciences system. The program will further the partnership between CIA and UIC …