CIA's Top 10 Dog Training TipsFeatured Story Read More
Did you know the CIA has its own dedicated staff of dog trainers? Although our Agency dogs are trained for specific jobs, many of the methods used can be applied to training any dog, including your own. Here are our K-9 trainers' top tips, as well as some examples highlighting how these methods are used to teach some of the best explosives detection dogs in the world.
CIA Acquires CATFeatured Story Read More
On August 23, 1950, CIA acquired Civil Air Transport (CAT), an airline company originally founded to haul relief supplies and other cargo around China. CAT's pilots—many of them combat veterans—were renowned for getting the job done no matter the odds. CIA’s acquisition of CAT was the first of several such proprietary relationships in the aviation field.
Elizabeth Sudmeier: Challenging the Status QuoFeatured Story Read More
In honor of Women’s Equality Day on August 26th, here is the story of Elizabeth Sudmeier; a pioneer in breaking down gender barriers at CIA. Elizabeth began her career as a typist and, despite the resistance of senior managers, did what few woman at the time were able to do: She served as a field ops officer and ushered in a new era of women’s equality at the Agency.
Area 51, U-2 and the Accidental Test FlightFeatured Story Read More
On August 1, 1955, during a high-speed-taxi test in the first U-2, Lockheed's chief test pilot, Tony LeVier, inadvertently became airborne at a remote test site in the desert of western Nevada called the Nevada Test and Training Range at Groom Lake. You may know it as Area 51.
The World Factbook Update for September 2, 2015Read More
The “Executive branch” entries for all countries were recently expanded. The subentry ‘elections’ has been replaced with ‘elections/appointments,’ and now includes more detailed information on the selection process for the ‘chief of state’ and ‘head of government’ subentries. The subentry ‘election results’ now includes the name or abbreviation of each candidate’s political party affiliation.