Bush as Director of Central IntelligenceFeatured Story Read More
CIA recently welcomed former President George H.W. Bush back to CIA headquarters to mark the 40th anniversary of his swearing-in as Director of Central Intelligence. Learn why Bush's tenure marked a turning point for the Agency, and why he remains one of the most beloved directors in CIA's history.
How To Investigate a Flying SaucerFeatured Story Read More
CIA’s concern over UFOs was substantial until the early 1950s because of the potential threat to national security from these unidentified flying objects. Most officials did not believe the sightings were extraterrestrial in origin; they were instead concerned the UFOs might be new Soviet weapons. Still, we know a thing or two about how to investigate a flying saucer.
Take a Peek Into Our “X-Files”Blog Post Read More
CIA declassified hundreds of documents in 1978 detailing the Agency’s investigations into unidentified flying objects. To help navigate the vast amount of data contained in our FOIA UFO collection, we’ve decided to highlight a few documents both skeptics and believers will find interesting. The truth is out there; click on the links to find it.
CIA's Top 15 Stories of 2015Blog Post Read More
This year we dove deep into our archives to uncover some of the most unexpected and fascinating aspects of our history. From behind the walls of one of America’s most mysterious sites to a rumored recipe Julia Child cooked up to keep the sharks at bay, this year’s most popular stories on cia.gov covered a lot of unusual ground. So sit back and enjoy our Top 15 of 2015.
If You Want a Friend in Washington...Blog Post Read More
If you worked at CIA Headquarters during Leon Panetta’s tenure as Director, you probably saw or heard stories about Bravo, Panetta’s loyal Golden Retriever. Bravo came to work with the Director every day and could often be spotted during his walks around the compound. He was even immortalized, along with his owner, in Panetta’s official portrait. Bravo recently passed away.
The World Factbook Update for February 5, 2016Read More
Do you know where the Norman Isles are? Check Appendix F: Cross-Reference List of Geographic Names to find the more common name for the isles, the names of the two main islands, as well as their latitude and longitude.
Artifact of the Week: OSS Silk Escape and Evasion Map