A Curator’s Pocket History of the CIAFeatured Story Read More
In celebration of International Museum Day 2015, for the first time we are making publicly available a behind-the-scenes guide to the CIA Museum. Inside, you’ll find striking photographs of several artifacts not in the online gallery, and learn how artifacts can illuminate history in a way words alone cannot.
Post Office Dedicated To Fallen CIA Operations OfficerFeatured Story Read More
The town of Monroe, NY, on May 18th honored its fallen son, former Directorate of Operations officer Gregg Wenzel, with a unique tribute: By an Act of Congress signed by President Obama, the Monroe Post Office was dedicated to Gregg’s memory. He is the first CIA officer to be afforded this distinction.
May Day Over Moscow: The Francis Gary Powers StoryFeatured Story Read More
55 years ago, Francis Gary Powers was piloting a U-2 on a reconnaissance mission for the CIA when he was shot down over the Soviet Union. This flight was to be the first U-2 flight across the whole of Russia; it turned out to also be the last. Powers was the most experienced U-2 pilot, having flown more flights than anyone else in the program.
The World Factbook is Updated!Read More
Many of the fields in the Economy and Energy categories have been updated with the latest available data. In 2014, based on a comparison of GDP measured at Purchasing Power Parity conversion rates, the US economy, having stood as the largest in the world for more than a century, slipped into second place behind China.
CIA Artifact of the Week: Memorial Wall Star Carving Tools