News Section:  Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Agency K-9 Unit Places First in Competition

June 13, 2013

CIA K-9 dog, Coca. Have you ever noticed how much dogs like to sniff and smell things? That’s because they have very sensitive noses. In fact, dogs can sniff out 19,000 explosive scents, which is an important job the dogs in CIA’s K-9 unit do daily to keep Agency officers safe. Recently, CIA K-9 teams placed eight of the top 10 finalists at the United States Police Canine Association’s Certification …click to read more…

CIA Senior Leadership Announcement

June 12, 2013

June 12, 2013 Statement by CIA Director John O. Brennan When I was confirmed as CIA Director, one of the things that I was most looking forward to upon my return to the Agency was the opportunity to work side-by-side once again with Michael Morell. Michael and I began our Agency careers in 1980, and we have been close friends and colleagues since that time. Throughout his career, Michael has tackled …click to read more…

Message from the Director: President Obama to Nominate Stephen Preston as DOD General Counsel

June 11, 2013

Statement to the Workforce from D/CIA Brennan about President Obama’s Intent to Nominate Stephen Preston as DOD General Counsel June 10, 2013   Colleagues: The White House today announced President Obama’s intent to nominate our General Counsel, Stephen Preston, to be General Counsel of the Department of Defense. Over the past four years, Stephen has well and faithfully served three CIA Directors and the men and women of our Agency, …click to read more…

Spring 2013 Edition of Studies in Intelligence Marks 10-Year Anniversary of Noted Book Critic

June 7, 2013

With the publication of the spring 2013 Studies in Intelligence, the journal marks a singular anniversary—a decade of book reviews by Hayden Peake, the curator of the CIA’s Historical Intelligence Collection of Literature. During the past 10 years, Peake—a retired officer of the Directorates of Operations (now the National Clandestine Service) and Science and Technology—has reviewed some 800 books on intelligence. Peake’s book reviews, as well as those by others …click to read more…

CIA Honors Foreign Language Achievement

June 6, 2013

June 6, 2013     In a ceremony yesterday at CIA Headquarters, Director John O. Brennan recognized Agency officers who have leveraged their exceptional foreign language skills to advance the CIA’s mission. Director Brennan bestowed the Foreign Language Excellence Award upon an officer whose foreign language expertise helped produce dozens of insightful reports on a priority issue, many of which were briefed to our nation’s most senior policymakers. The Director …click to read more…

Model Making Plays a Dynamic Role in Supporting Intelligence

May 30, 2013

Intelligence community training model. Nearly 70 years ago, American World War II pilots carried model replicas of enemy positions on their laps during combat. Today, intelligence models of all shapes, sizes, mediums and scenarios remain a key resource for CIA officers as they tackle diverse and complicated national security threats. “The geo-intelligence technology available today allows us to convey and clarify information critical to CIA’s mission,” said John, a senior …click to read more…

A Day in the Life of a CIA Logistics Officer

May 24, 2013

This is part of our series profiling Agency officers working in occupations not commonly associated with the Agency. We talk with them about their daily challenges and rewards, as well as some exceptional moments. Officers in the CIA’s Directorate of Support (DS) keep our key support functions—such as security, logistics, transportation, facilities, financial and medical services—up and running everywhere Agency officers serve. DS officers bring valuable attributes to their jobs—most …click to read more…

A Day in the Lives of CIA Designers & Artists

May 16, 2013

This is part of our series profiling CIA officers working in occupations not commonly associated with the Agency. We talk with them about their daily challenges and rewards, as well as some exceptional moments. The CIA Directorate of Intelligence (DI) provides the president and senior policymakers with written intelligence assessments on national security issues. But the DI is relying increasingly on graphic designers and visual artists to help analysts communicate …click to read more…

A Day in the Life of a CIA Data Scientist

May 9, 2013

This is part of our series profiling CIA officers working in occupations not commonly associated with the Agency. We talk with them about their daily challenges and rewards, as well as some exceptional moments. Four years ago, Cameron, a data scientist, left his job in the private sector to embark on a career at the CIA. In his previous job, Cameron analyzed large sets of disparate data to help companies …click to read more…

Staying Prepared: Wellness at the CIA

May 2, 2013

Work at the CIA can be physically and mentally demanding. Whether writing for The President’s Daily Brief, holding a clandestine meeting, or working on detailed payroll information, Agency employees must be fit for whatever comes their way. That’s why the CIA supports employees meet their personal health and fitness goals. Since its inception in early 2012, the Find Your Fit campaign has empowered Agency officers across the organization to optimize …click to read more…