CIA #Museum Artifact of the Week: A-12 Spurs

Dr. Albert D. "Bud" Wheelon, the first Director of Science and Technology, received these “spurs” as mementos of his flight aboard the A-12 #OXCART supersonic reconnaissance aircraft in 1964.

Strapped over one's boot heels, each spur was attached to a ball. The ball was attached to a cable under the seat. The cable-ball rig allowed movement of...
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CIA Museum Artifact of the Week: A12 Spurs
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Few were paying attention, but the CIA did something groundbreaking in 2015. For the first time since before man walked on the moon, the Agency created a new directorate. The idea was to move officers into the age of cyber, to arm them with the kinds of digital skills they would need to maintain the...
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The CIA’s Officer of the Future

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CIA #Museum Artifact of the Week: "Attitude" Hat
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CIA Museum Artifact of the Week: "Attitude" Hat

"Attitude" Hat

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Roswell Elman
John Case
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Director Pompeo Delivers Remarks at CSIS

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A Discussion on National Security with CIA Director Mike Pompeo at CSIS | Center for Strategic & International Studies.

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A Discussion on National Security with CIA Director Mike Pompeo at CSIS
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Legendary #OSS officer & one of the founding fathers of CIA, Ambassador Hugh Montgomery dies at 93.
#InMemoriam
Legendary OSS officer one of the founding fathers of CIA Ambassador Hugh

Hugh Montgomery, spy with exploits from battlefield to powder room, dies at 93

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CIA #Museum Artifact of the Week: #Robot Fish "Charlie"

CIA's Office of Advanced Technologies and Programs developed the unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) fish to study aquatic robot technology. Some of the specifications used to develop "Charlie" were:

speed,
endurance,
maneuverability,
depth control,
navigational accuracy,
autonomy,
communications status.

The UUV fish contains a pressure...
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CIA #Museum Artifact of the Week: Piece of Metal from U-2, Article 341

On 1 August 1955, during a high-speed-taxi test in the first U-2, Article 341, Lockheed's Flight Test Pilot Tony Le Vier inadvertently became airborne at a remote test site in Nevada. This test would later be considered the first unofficial flight of the U-2.

Two years later, on 4 April 1957, during a Project Rainbow test...
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CIA Museum Artifact of the Week: Piece of Metal from U2 Article 341
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Carlos Leon
Trudy Iannarone
High school seniors & college freshmen/sophomores:
Applications now open for our Undergraduate #Scholarship Program!
High school seniors college freshmensophomores:

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Entering Graduate School next year and looking for career experience in a dynamic environment? Check out our Graduate #Scholarship Program!

Applications are now open!
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Robert Sean Emers
Malky Smithson
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Marion Frieswyk: The First Female Intelligence Cartographer

For 75 years, the CIA Cartography Center has been making vital contributions to our Nation’s security, providing policymakers with crucial insights that simply cannot be conveyed through words alone.

The Center’s roots stretch back even before the Office of Strategic Services (OSS)—all the way to the OSS’ predecessor, William...
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Marion Frieswyk: The First Female Intelligence Cartographer

Marion Frieswyk: The First Female Intelligence Cartographer

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CIA #Museum Artifact of the Week: Stinger Missile Launcher

The Stinger missiles supplied by the United States gave Afghan guerrillas, generally known as the Mujahideen, the ability to destroy the dreaded Mi-24D helicopter gunships deployed by the Soviets to enforce their control over Afghanistan. Three of the first four Stingers fired each took down a gunship. The guerrillas were now able to...
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CIA Museum Artifact of the Week: Stinger Missile Launcher
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Christopher Brant
CIA #Museum Artifact of the Week: #Minox B #Camera

In 1936, Walter Zapp, a Latvian engineer, developed a portable camera that would fit easily into the palm of the hand and yet take high-quality, spontaneous pictures. The Minox subminiature camera, in its various models, was the world’s most widely used spy camera. When it first became available, the camera was considered a marvel of...
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CIA Museum Artifact of the Week: Minox B Camera
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CIA #Museum Artifact of the Week: OSS Sidearm Knife and Sheath

OSS Officer Sam Backus carved his initials, S.D.B., into the leather sheath of this steel, doubled-edged knife with grooved leather handle. Backus served in the China-Burma-India Theater during the war.
CIA Museum Artifact of the Week: OSS Sidearm Knife and Sheath
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Layla Fanucci
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College Freshmen!
There's still time to apply for our summer 2018/19 Directorate of Operations #internship!
Applications close this Wednesday (3/15).
College Freshmen Theres still time to apply for our summer 201819 Directorate

DO Intern — Central Intelligence Agency

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CIA #Museum Artifact of the Week: Escape & Evasion Survival Kit

Designed for use by special operations personnel, this kit contains a number of survival tools, including a diamond wire to cut metal, fishing equipment, a ceramic blade, a can opener, lock picks, and a mini-Leatherman tool.
CIA Museum Artifact of the Week: Escape Evasion Survival Kit
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Mitch McInnes
Eric Harms
CIA #Museum Artifact of the Week: TAR-224 #Radio

A compact, high-frequency, paramilitary transceiver, the TAR-224 enabled communications with field agents operating behind enemy lines. It saw service in Vietnam as well as during Operation EAGLE CLAW.
CIA Museum Artifact of the Week: TAR224 Radio
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Robert Brunswick Jr
Erwin Saderac Pioh
Every officer has a unique path to the Agency, and CIA interns are no exception. We recently polled some former DO undergraduate interns now working as full-time DO officers to illustrate some shared commonalities, as well as differences, in their personal backgrounds and prior internship experiences. Here is a sampling of responses…
Every officer has a unique path to the Agency and CIA interns

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