Where Spies Go When They Don't KnowBlog Read More
The earthy scent of musty books, men and women talking in hushed voices around large oak tables, librarians scurrying from aisle to aisle carrying tomes both old and new… As mysterious as this sounds, it is not the CIA Library of today. The library at CIA Headquarters is a cutting edge research and information hub.
The World Factbook is Updated!Read More
The World Factbook has been updated with several new entries and sections reflecting the latest information gathered over the past several months. In the Geography section, for example, the "land boundaries" entry was revised for all countries, including the total country border length and the border lengths for all neighboring countries. Come check it out!
The Enigma of Alan TuringFeatured Story Read More
Alan Turing—an English mathematician, logician, and cryptanalyst—was a computer pioneer. Often remembered for his contributions to the fields of artificial intelligence and modern computer science, Turing also used his mathematical and cryptologic skills to help break one of the most difficult of German ciphers during WWII, ENIGMA.
“Spy Girl” Betty McIntosh Turns 100 Yrs OldFeatured Story Read More
Renowned former OSS and CIA officer Betty McIntosh was one of the few women who worked overseas for the OSS during WWII, using her background as a journalist to create false news reports, postcards, documents and radio messages designed to spread disinformation to undermine Japanese troop morale.
CORONA: DeclassifiedFeatured Story Read More
Twenty years ago this month, the world learned about the existence of the first imaging reconnaissance satellite, codenamed CORONA. Known to the public as the U.S. Air Force’s Discoverer program, the classified CORONA project operated during the height of the Cold War to collect pictures over the denied areas of eastern Europe and Asia.