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This month in 1955, the first edition of "Studies in Intelligence" rolled off the presses. The first issue, available @USNatArchives, built a foundation of literature that has advanced the profession and public understanding of the intel community.
U.S. military, spies and allies fight fake news on social media with wit, humor…
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#ThursdayMotivation An officer speaks about the importance of the Agency's Hispanic Advisory Council and how it has impacted careers at #CIA. #HispanicHeritageMonth #LatinxHeritageMonth
In Operation JAWBREAKER, CIA put the first Americans on the ground in Afghanistan, just 15 days after the 9/11 attacks. This clock is from the cockpit of the Mi-17 helicopter that transported the team behind enemy lines. Learn more: #HISTINT #Museum
Introducing… #CIALabs, joining @federallabs   Today, we launched #CIALabs, a federal laboratory and in-house research and development arm for #CIA to drive science and tech breakthroughs for tomorrow's intel challenges.   Learn more: #MondayMotivation
#OTD 73 years ago, CIA was born after President Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947.   Separated into five directorates, the Agency collects, analyze and disseminates intelligence to top U.S. officials.   Learn more about today's #CIA:
There's no masking the love of our nation’s guiding document from CIA Director of Congressional Affairs, Jaime Cheshire. You might even say it's her favorite article. Happy #ConstitutionDay from all of us here at #CIA!
#CIAHeroes Jackie K. Van Landingham's unyielding devotion inspired new generations of officers.   She impressed her superiors with her handling of complex financial matters, considering the variety of currencies with which she had to deal.   Learn more:
CIA designers developed a rubber mold that they used to produce this plaster cast of the CIA seal with the words “For Exceptional Service” inscribed at the bottom. Learn more:… #HISTINT #Museum
#911anniversary More @CBSNews exclusive with the model maker whose team is based at CIA's Langley headquarters --- home to the 3-D model shop for the nation's most sensitive missions.   The modelers work directly with CIA analysts to visualize targets.…
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AHEAD: Go inside the secret @NGA_GEOINT workshop that built a replica of Osama bin Laden's hideout to plan the fateful raid. Now, only on @CBSThisMorning, a model maker reveals the process to @CBS_Herridge and shares the Navy SEALs’ special message of thanks.
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“The anniversary of 9/11 is a time for both reflection and renewal. It’s a time to remember not only the lives we lost, but also the resilience of the American people, the strength of our values, and our determination to stand up to terrorism.” – Dir. Gina Haspel  #NeverForget
Leslianne Shedd was a highly successful CIA ops officer serving in East Africa. Colleagues appreciated her fun-loving spirit and praised her courageous efforts against terrorist targets in Africa. Learn about Lesli and her final mission: #CIAHeroes
The Memorial Wall features 135 stars to honor officers who gave their lives in service to their country. This month, we will celebrate those lives by highlighting their contributions to CIA's mission. Follow along as we tell the stories of #CIAHeroes.
How many did you find? 👀 If you found more than 10 differences, you practiced good tradecraft. Always look for opportunities to learn more. #WednesdayWisdommw
CIA’s ALPHA Team worked with the Afghan Northern Alliance and U.S. Special Forces to strike the Taliban. Their most valuable tools were moleskine notebooks and pencils, used to record map coordinates and plot assaults. Learn more: #HISTINT #Museum
#TuesdayTrivia #DiscovertheCIA Put your observation skills to the test. Can you spot the 10 differences in the photo below? Check back tomorrow to see if you found them all.
This summer, our #FamiliesofCIA series highlighted the invaluable support that families provide to CIA. Check out the hashtag to hear from Agency families, past and present. Learn more here:
No matter how far technology takes us, nothing can ever replace that gut feeling, that voice telling you that something just isn't adding up. Discover the crucial role of intuition in our most recent #AskMollyHale
We're over the moon to hear that CIA alumna Jeanette Epps will make history on the 2021 @NASA launch to the @Space_Station: #LaunchAmerica
The Tessina camera's small size and quiet operation provided more options for concealment than most commercially available models. Learn more: #HISINT #Museum
#MondayMotivation Have you considered learning another language? Deep expertise in foreign languages is fundamental to CIA’s success. Learn from current and former officers how their skills contributed to the Agency's mission: #DiscovertheCIA
Check out our latest CIB release covering 1961. Learn all about the worsening Congo crisis, a stepped-up US-USSR arms race, the Communist insurgency in Laos, and a failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs here:…
"Our work can be really hard so you have to draw your energy from somewhere - family, friends, faith or other things that give you strength.” -Betsy Davis, DD/DS #FamiliesofCIA
#TuesdayTrivia #DiscovertheCIA We heard you when you said last week's puzzle was too easy. So we tried to step up our game. Here's a hint: 1=Y;3=U and 14=C; 16=G If you solve it, check out our Careers page:
Allen W. Dulles was the longest serving DCI from 1953-61. These two well-worn stamps were his – one when he was partner in a prestigious New York law firm and the other simply his name. Learn more: #HISTINT #Museum
#MondayMotivation #DiscovertheCIA Make a difference in your career. Consider the global employment opportunities at CIA. To find positions best suited to your education, background, experience and interests, check out our Job Fit Tool:
The Agency Network of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Officers (ANGLE) created an exhibit titled, “HEART: Sharing Our LGBT Families with Our Agency Family” to showcase officers’ reflections on family, diversity and inclusion. #FamiliesofCIA
A CIA medic carried this multi-purpose tool in Afghanistan. He used it to perform numerous surgical procedures, including three lower-leg amputations. Learn more: #HISTINT #Museum
👀 Look who we found in today's@WSJJ Daily Crossword...6
#TuesdayTrivia Can you decipher this code? Here's a hint: 11 = A; 10 = Z. If you figured it out, check out our Careers page: #DiscovertheCIA
Our most recent #AskMollyHale comes from someone asking how they can distinguish reliable information from everything else. A difficult (but important) question which Molly addresses here:
#ICYMI, DD/DI Jennifer Ewbank made her first public appearance with a virtual speaking event @Grambling1901. She kicked off their 2020 Faculty Institute Speaker Series to discuss the Agency's mission and desire for talented recruits. #TigerStrong #DiscovertheCIA…
A big thank you to those who pointed out a missing piece of Molly's ensemble. Ever the conscientious officer, Molly has made the change. Stay healthy, everyone.
#OTD in 1961, a city was torn apart.   From families separated to East German soldiers leaping over barbed wire for freedom, our video playlist, “A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall,” provides a glimpse into the 1961 Berlin Crisis. Watch here:…
During an event @CSIS in March, a few of our top deputies spoke about managing the Agency’s mission and motherhood. Listen here:… #FamiliesofCIA
#TuesdayTrivia #DiscovertheCIA Are you able to determine the time of day in the image below? Put your analytical skills to the test: If you do well, you should consider applying to #CIA.
Discovered in CIA archives, this “job register” of the OSS Research & Development Branch contains entries for all R&D projects undertaken by Chief Stanley Lovell and his talented staff of wizards during the war. Learn more:   #HISTINT #Museum
#OTD, we celebrate Ralph Bunche's birthday and his many historic firsts. As the first African American to win a Nobel Peace Prize and desk officer @StateDept, his legacy paved the way for those who followed. Learn about his work and time with the OSS:
Former CIA officer Marti Peterson describes the day she told her children she worked for CIA: "Funny, after all the roles I had played in my life, I had not devised a suitable preamble for what I was about to tell them. So I just blurted out: "I work for CIA." #FamiliesofCIA
Leaflets were dropped over Iraqi locations subject to US military air strikes during Operation DESERT STORM. It translates to “Your equipment is subject to bombardment! Warning! Leave your equipment and save yourselves.” Learn more: #HISTINT #Museum
Meet Molly Hale, your CIA asset on the inside. Since 2002, Molly has been answering YOUR hard-hitting questions about life and work at CIA. You bring the questions, Molly will track down the answers. Use #askmollyhale and ask away!
There are only a few more days to register for the IC Virtual Career Fair. Don’t miss a chance to learn more about a career in the IC. Register today:…
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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the Aquiline! Check out our latest historical release covering the Aquiline, CIA's earliest unmanned aerial collection vehicle, here:…
"It was during George's tenure as DCI that I first came to love the courageous people who work here and their brave families. I also came to appreciate in a fuller way the burdens that you so selflessly shoulder." -Barbara Bush, wife of former DCI George Bush #FamiliesofCIA
This flag flew atop the Glomar Explorer and would've witnessed the stand-off of Soviet vessels encircling the Glomar Explorer as they attempted to discern why the American was anchored in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Learn more: #HISTINT #Museum
On the 30th anniversary of the #ADA, we honor our officers who serve with a disability. Their contributions help ensure the success of our mission and security of our country. #ADA30
#FlashbackFriday The creators of the U-2 spent a substantial amount of time at #Area51 developing the notorious spy plane. Check out this video that was made for their family members to explain their long absences from home.…
Cynthia Helms, wife of former-DCI Rich Helms, wrote, “Even the CIA needs a family life,” in her memoir, which describes her role as the wife of a DCI and former ambassador to Iran. She credits her enriched cultural awareness to her trips around the globe. #FamiliesofCIA
Air America, a CIA proprietary airline, issued this identification card to Operations Manager Tom Lum in 1973. Learn more here: #HISTINT #Museum
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