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CIA May 22
Did you know that CIA has several within our ranks? Take a rare look inside CIA Headquarters & explore our annual CIA Show with at News.
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Each spring, hundreds of CIA officers display their handcrafted works of art for all to see. Well, at least all those with the top secret clearance required to walk the halls at headquarters. Take a look:
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CIA May 21
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CIA’s Memorial Ceremony began in 1987 & is attended each year by 100s of employees, retirees, & family members of the heroic officers who died in service to their country. There are now 133 stars on the wall.
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CIA May 21
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Director Haspel: “We honor the men & women of this Agency who perished in the line of duty. The cause to which they devoted their lives—the freedom & safety of Americans—endures.”
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CIA May 21
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The other two stars honor Lieutenant John W. Creech & Daniel C. Dennett, Jr., who perished in 1947 when their plane crashed in bad weather. John & Daniel worked for the Central Intelligence Group (CIG)—the immediate predecessor to CIA.
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CIA May 21
Today we held our annual Memorial Ceremony to honor the courageous CIA officers who died serving their country. Four new, historic stars were added to the Memorial Wall; two honor officers whose names & contributions must remain secret.
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CIA May 21
CIA Artifact of the Week: President Eisenhower Trowel CIA celebrated the construction of a new HQs building in Langley, VA w/a cornerstone-laying ceremony on Nov. 3, 1959. President Eisenhower used this trowel to lay the cornerstone.
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CIA May 20
Do you have a Computer Science degree? Join CIA’s Directorate of Operations & learn how you can use your background to protect the nation. Apply here: Watch: "How Does My Computer Science Background Fit at the CIA?"
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CIA May 17
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If you’d like to learn more about DCIA Haspel’s tenure as director & her priorities for the future, see her recent speech :
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CIA May 17
2018 – Gina Haspel was confirmed as CIA Director. This month we’re celebrating DCIA Haspel’s 1st year as Director of CIA! See our Instagram story chronicling her journey:
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CIA May 15
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Eero Saarinen: “The purpose of architecture is to shelter and enhance man’s life on earth and to fulfill his belief in the nobility of his existence… I hope that some of my buildings will have lasting truths. I admit frankly I would like a place in architectural history.”
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CIA May 15
Eero become a prolific architect who designed furniture, national memorials, corporate campuses and, of course, airport terminals. In addition to the terminal, some of his most famous designs are the iconic , , & the “Tulip” chair & table.
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CIA May 15
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OSS considered Eero “the most versatile & gifted young designer & architect in this country.” His work for was highly commended by Undersecretary of War, Director of Women’s Army Corps, & many others. His OSS experience & experiments are reflected in his later design work.
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CIA May 15
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During , Eero was recruited to & appointed Chief of Special Exhibits Section. He designed: - Military schools & situation rooms - 3D org chart instrumental in showing procedure & work-flow problems throughout - Model weapons for training & film props
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CIA May 15
This week, the iconic 1960s Flight Center designed by legendary architect Eero Saarinen reopened as a hotel in New York. Before achieving fame as a master of American 20th-century architecture, Eero worked for , our spy agency.
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CIA May 14
CIA Artifact of the Week: Bolo Knife w/Leather Sheath Used by US combat forces during , the bolo knife cut through brush easily & could be used for sharpening or cutting wooden tools, digging, & some medical procedures.
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CIA May 13
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That describes what we did in Project (aka ), a highly secret 6-year effort to retrieve a sunken Soviet submarine from the Pacific Ocean floor, one of the greatest intel successes of the . And the claw… her name was Clementine.
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CIA May 13
Here’s how we like to explain Project : Imagine standing atop Empire State Building w/8-foot-wide grappling hook on 1-inch-diameter steel rope. You must lower hook to street below, snag tiny car full of gold, & lift car back to top of building… without anyone noticing.
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CIA May 12
CIA celebrates mothers who serve at home and abroad. Happy Mother’s Day! Former CIA operations officer Marti Peterson recounted the moment she told her children she worked for the Agency.
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CIA May 9
Meet Deborah Dismuke, the 1st CIA officer & 1st woman & 1st African American with a painting in our Intelligence Gallery.
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