CIA Achieves Key Milestone in Modernization Initiative
The OSS Designers Who Created the UN LogoBlog Post Read More
In 1945, the US State Department asked the OSS to help create graphics for the UN Conference on International Organization in San Francisco, where the UN Charter was drafted. A team of OSS designers set out to create a lapel pin for the delegates that could serve as their official form of identification. A slightly modified version of this emblem became the official UN logo.
Mystery Writers and Other Surprising Facts About StudiesFeatured Story Read More
The premier journal on intelligence issues, Studies in Intelligence, celebrated its 60th anniversary this month. To celebrate the diverse, sometimes provocative, and always cogent thinking that Studies is known for, here are 20 surprising facts that even the most ardent reader of Studies may not know.
Studies in Intelligence Celebrates 60th BirthdayFeatured Story Read More
In 1955, the fledgling CIA was engaged operationally around the world and needed to acquire, train, and nurture a professional workforce, but no manual existed for this purpose. There was no foundational literature that represented the learning and views of professionals engaged in intelligence work. That's when Sherman Kent proposed the creation of Studies in Intelligence.
Top 10 Research Tips from CIA LibrariansFeatured Story Read More
Where do spies go when they need a little research help? The CIA Library of course! Our employees depend on the expertise of CIA Librarians in a variety of circumstances. Because it is that time of year again when students of all ages are headed back to the classroom, our librarians wanted to share 10 research tips to help start the school year off right!
The World Factbook Update for October 2, 2015Read More
There is a unique large body of water in northern South America that is connected to the Gulf of Venezuela (Golfo de Venezuela) and ultimately the Caribbean Sea by the Tablazo Strait. Although its water is brackish and it is often thought of as a bay, this feature is frequently referred to as a lake. Can you name it? The “lake” can easily be spotted on the Central America and the Caribbean regional reference map.
Artifact of the Week: Office of Strategic Services PinCIA Museum Collection Read More
For identification purposes, General William J. Donovan, Director of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), arranged for the design and manufacture of OSS insignia pins and made them available to former members of the OSS. The pin has the letters "OSS" stamped in gold on a red enamel background.