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The Recruit(s): Learning the Basics

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 02:08
Feature Story: The six puppies in CIA’s fall class – Suni, Heide, Freya, Lulu, Nicole, and Indigo – have no previous explosive detection training. So how to do you teach a dog to find a bomb? You start with the basics.
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Remembering CIA’s Heroes: Tyrone S. Woods

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 14:00
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Remembering CIA’s Heroes: Glen A. Doherty

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 14:00
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The Recruit(s): Puppies’ First Visit to the Vet

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 22:20
Feature Story: The Agency’s four new K9 recruits – Suni, Indigo, Freya, and Nicole – have their first veterinary exam since joining the CIA program with Dr. Buck Drummond at Old Dominion Animal Health Center. He specializes in the unique medical challenges of working dogs. Heide and Lulu, the other two CIA “Puppy Class” K9s, belong to Frederick County Fire Marshal and Fairfax County Police respectively and will have exams at their local vets.
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CIA Releases Declassified Documents on the Cold War Soviet Navy

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 15:05
Press Release: CIA Releases Declassified Documents on the Cold War Soviet Navy
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CIA Launches Signature School Program at Baruch College

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 13:26
Press Release: CIA Launches Signature School Program at Baruch College
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The Recruit(s): Meet the Puppies!

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 17:35
Feature Story: CIA’s K9 trainers met a lot of really great dogs who would have likely succeeded in our explosive detection program. It was a difficult decision, but there was only room for six. Meet the CIA’s first all-female Puppy Class!
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The Recruit(s): Picking the Pups

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 14:30
Featured Story: Our K9 instructors traveled to several different organizations throughout the region to evaluate 1-2 year old Labrador Retrievers as possible candidates for CIA's fall "puppy class." They must find six new recruits. Learn about the testing process and what makes a dog a good candidate for explosive detection work. #CIAK9
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Follow CIA’s Newest Puppy Class!

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 14:20
Featured Story Series: Meet CIA’s newest K9 recruits and get an inside look at our nationally-recognized explosive detection dog training program. Follow along as we see how the puppies are selected, trained, paired with their handlers, perform on their national certification tests, and hopefully, graduate. Check back often for new updates! #CIAK9
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Remembering CIA’s Heroes: Barry S. Castiglione

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:30
Featured Story: Barry S. Castiglione, a CIA employee for 10 years, died in El Salvador in July 1992, while rescuing a fellow employee from drowning. His story is a reminder of the sheer sweep of our global mission, and his experiences exemplify the risks inherent to intelligence work, as well as the bravery and integrity of those like Barry who heed the call to serve their country.
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Top Ten Reasons to Apply to the CIA Scholarship Program

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 15:30
Blog Post: Did you know the CIA has scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students? Did you know you could get paid to go to school? Here are our top 10 reasons to apply to the CIA Scholarship Program.
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Remembering CIA’s Heroes: Richard Daniel Krobock

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:25
Feature Story: "Rare is the man who has a full life by the age of 31. Rarer still is the man who, simply through the quiet strength of his personality and the resolve of his character, can dramatically affect the lives of the people who have encountered him. Richard Daniel Krobock was that man."
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A Day in the Life of a CIA Cyber Threat Analyst Intern

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 14:15
Featured Story: Every officer has a unique path to the Agency, and CIA interns are no exception. recently sat down with a Cyber Threat Analyst Intern in the Directorate of Analysis (DA) to learn more about her journey to the CIA and her experiences during her summer internships. She is back this summer for her second tour with the Agency and looks forward to working at CIA full time once she graduates next year.
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Director Pompeo Delivers Remarks at INSA

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 18:45
Speech: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by CIA Director Mike Pompeo at INSA Leadership Dinner (July 11, 2017)
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A Day in the Life of a CIA Scholarship Recipient

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 10:50
Featured Story: The CIA Undergraduate Scholarship program is a financial needs based initiative that offers undergraduate students an unmatched experience in a diverse and inclusive environment. Undergraduate students, serving as scholarship recipients with the CIA, attend an accredited college/university on a full-time basis, studying a variety of subjects, and work during summer breaks at the CIA. While working at CIA, students are exposed to intelligence challenges while performing meaningful work that relates to their college major. Read more to hear from a current CIA undergraduate scholarship STEM student about his experiences in this unique program.
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Trying to Photograph a UFO?

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 23:50
Blog Post: You never know what you’ll find when browsing through CIA’s FOIA archives…In celebration of World UFO Day, we dug up some long lost tips on how to take photographs of UFOs.
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“What the Heck Was I Gonna Do With a Dumb Gun?” The Derring-Do of Stephanie Czech Rader

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 08:30
Featured Story: Captain Stephanie Czech Rader was a woman ahead of her time. Not only did she go to college, but she eventually earned a master’s degree – in chemistry. She caught the attention of the OSS, which sent her on an undercover mission to Warsaw at a time when women were restricted from working in a military or intelligence capacity in Poland. Stephanie narrowly evaded capture by the Russians and still successfully completed her mission. It wasn’t until decades later that the details of her amazing story were declassified.
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Director Pompeo Delivers Remarks at OSS 75th Anniversary Ceremony

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 15:55
Speech: Remarks by CIA Director Mike Pompeo at the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) 75th Anniversary Ceremony (June 16, 2017)
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Legionnaire, OSS Officer, US Marine and Hollywood Heartthrob

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 14:05
Featured Story: Most people would be grateful to experience any one of the occupations listed above–French Foreign Legionnaire, wartime spy, US Marine, or Hollywood heartthrob–but because Pierre (Peter) Julien Ortiz was not “most people,” he chose to immerse himself in all four.
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Christian Lambertsen and the Secret Story Behind Scuba

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 10:05
Featured Story: Dr. Christian Lambertsen -“the father of the Frogmen” - is directly responsible for most of the technology used for Combat Swimming Operations in the US today. His inventions laid the groundwork for technology used by NASA, Navy SEALs, and diving enthusiasts around the world. He is one of the most influential OSS inventors in history, and the father of American SCUBA. #OSS75
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