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  • Happy Pi Day!/news-information/blog/2018/happy-pi-day.html <b>Blog Post: </b>CIA’s Birthday (September 18, 1947) appears in Pi. The sequence, 09181947, starts at the 67,585,570th digit and only appears once in the first 200 million digits of Pi.No publisherblogItemNewsroom2018-03-14T15:35:00-04:00Agency PageCIA Chief Operating Officer Speaks to Annuitants at CIRA Event/news-information/blog/2018/cia-coo-speaks-at-cira-event.html <b>Blog Post:</b> On Wednesday, March 7, CIA Chief Operating Officer (COO) Brian Bulatao addressed a very special audience of former CIA officers. The Central Intelligence Retiree Association (CIRA) hosted its quarterly luncheon, attended by more than 150 Agency retirees who were eager to meet Bulatao, the man who came to CIA with both a military and business background, and a lifelong friendship with CIA Director Mike Pompeo that began at West Point.No publisherblogItemNewsroom2018-03-09T18:30:00-04:00Agency StatementRemembering CIA’s Heroes: Helge Boes/news-information/featured-story-archive/2018-featured-story-archive/remembering-cias-heroes-helge-boes.html <b>Feature Story: </b>Helge Philipp Boes was with the Central Intelligence Agency a short time, but his entire life seemed to have pointed him towards the sense of purpose he found working for the Agency. Helge's talent, tenacity, and presence of mind under fire earned him the respect of those far senior to him in experience. On February 5, 2003, Helge – a special operations officer who had served in the CIA for only 2 years – was killed in a training accident while on a temporary duty (TDY) assignment in Afghanistan. At the time of his death, Helge was the 80th CIA officer in 56 years to die in the line of duty.No publisherNewsroomfeeditem2018-03-07T17:06:10-04:00Agency PageThe Women Who Lived at CIA/news-information/featured-story-archive/2018-featured-story-archive/the-women-who-lived-at-cia.html <b>Feature Story: </b>Margaret Scattergood and Florence Thorne purchased a rural farm house on 20 acres of land in 1933. Neither woman could have predicted that within 30 years of purchase, their home would be enclosed on CIA property, behind its protective barriers, while hundreds of CIA officers came to work just a stones’ throw away.No publisherNewsroomfeeditem2018-03-06T13:15:00-04:00Agency PageOSS Creates First CI Division/news-information/featured-story-archive/2018-featured-story-archive/oss-creates-first-ci-division.html <b>Feature Story: </b>On March 1, 1943, OSS Director William “Wild Bill” Donovan created the Counterintelligence Division in the Secret Intelligence Branch—the first centralized, national-level counterintelligence office in US intelligence history, and the predecessor of the CIA’s Counterintelligence Mission Center.No publisherNewsroomfeeditem2018-03-01T15:55:00-04:00Agency PageCIA Kicks-off Signature School Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago/news-information/press-releases-statements/2018-press-releases-statements/cia-kicks-off-signature-school-program-at-university-of-illinois.html <b>Press Release: </b>The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) kicked-off its Signature School Program with a ceremony at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), a public university with more than 30,500 students, 15 colleges, and a hospital and health sciences system. The program will further the partnership between CIA and UIC by creating more opportunities for students and faculty to engage with CIA officers to learn about employment opportunities. UIC is the fourth university to join CIA’s Signature School Program.No publisherfeeditemNewsroom2018-02-28T17:54:37-04:00Agency Press ReleaseMaking Black History, Today/news-information/featured-story-archive/2018-featured-story-archive/making-black-history-today.html <b>Feature Story: </b>In honor of Black History Month, asked current African American officers of different ages and backgrounds, with varying years of service and a variety of positions, to discuss why they chose a career at CIA and the legacy they hope to leave behind. These officers’ Agency experiences span the spectrum from analyst to engineer to graphic artist to operations officer with careers running in length from three to 17 years. Their reflections are highlighted and paraphrased within.No publisherfeeditemNewsroom2018-02-28T13:10:00-04:00Agency PageRemembering CIA’s Heroes: Billy Jack Johnson/news-information/featured-story-archive/2018-featured-story-archive/remembering-cias-heroes-billy-jack-johnson.html <b>Feature Story: </b>Billy Jack Johnson, a World War II veteran, was an expert in paramilitary and maritime operations. He was a talented instructor, and he became known throughout the Agency for his skill and expertise in unique specialties, such as sabotage, escape and evasion, fingerprint analysis, and lock picking. In February 1968, Billy was serving in Southeast Asia when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by an enemy mortar. Billy was killed instantly.No publisherNewsroomfeeditem2018-02-22T21:50:00-04:00Agency PageRomeo Spies/news-information/featured-story-archive/2018-featured-story-archive/romeo-spies.html <b>Feature Story:</b> Long before the traditions of Valentine’s Day sprang forth, spymasters worldwide used the amorous arts to obtain secrets from their enemies. Known in the trade as “honey traps,” rivals ensnared their adversaries in this game of love, lure, and lies. One of the best known seductresses was Mata Hari, a Dutch exotic dancer convicted of spying for the Germans during WWI. She was accused of obtaining her intelligence by seducing prominent French politicians and officers. Just the mention of the word ‘temptress’ conjures up images of Cleopatra or Jezebel; rarely does it produce the image of Casanova. But men too have been used as honey traps to steal secrets.No publisherNewsroomfeeditem2018-02-14T12:57:15-04:00Agency PagePompeo Testifies on Top Global Threats Facing US/news-information/blog/2018/pompeo-testifies-on-top-global-threats-facing-us.html <b>Blog Post:</b> Today, CIA Director Mike Pompeo testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding the US Intelligence Community’s Annual Worldwide Threat Assessment.No publisherblogItemNewsroom2018-02-13T16:50:00-04:00Agency PageRemembering CIA’s Heroes: Frank A. Darling/news-information/featured-story-archive/2018-featured-story-archive/remembering-cias-heroes-frank-darling.html <b>Feature Story: </b>Frank Darling, a five-year CIA employee, was killed by a gunman in January 1993 while on his way to work at CIA Headquarters. Frank was known as a wise leader with the uncanny ability to solve complex problems while making it look easy. Although only at the Agency for a short time, he quickly rose through the ranks, and was often sought after for his technical expertise and thoughtful advice to fellow colleagues.No publisherfeeditemNewsroom2018-01-31T10:35:00-04:00Agency PageRemembering CIA’s Heroes: Dr. Lansing H. Bennett/news-information/featured-story-archive/2018-featured-story-archive/remembering-cias-heroes-lansing-bennett.html <b>Feature Story: </b>Dr. Lansing H. Bennett, a 13-year CIA employee, was killed by a gunman in January 1993 while on his way to work at CIA Headquarters. Dr. Bennett was frequently lauded by supervisors and colleagues throughout the Agency and Intelligence Community for his dedication, passion, and incredible perseverance in the medical field. Lansing often served in extremely difficult locations around the globe, and he was known as a consummate clinician. In addition to his military and Agency service, Lansing made outstanding contributions toward land conservation as well as public health in underserved communities.No publisherfeeditemNewsroom2018-01-31T09:10:00-04:00Agency PageCIA Director Marks One-Year Anniversary in Public Address at American Enterprise Institute/news-information/press-releases-statements/2018-press-releases-statements/cia-director-marks-one-year-anniversary-in-public-address-at-aei.html <b>Press Release: </b>CIA Director Marks One-Year Anniversary in Public Address at American Enterprise InstituteNo publisherfeeditemNewsroom2018-01-26T12:40:00-04:00Agency Press ReleaseStatement from CIA Director Pompeo on Former DCI Admiral Stansfield Turner/news-information/press-releases-statements/2018-press-releases-statements/pompeo-statement-on-former-dci-turner.html <b>Press Release:</b> Statement from CIA Director Pompeo on Former DCI Admiral Stansfield TurnerNo publisherfeeditemNewsroom2018-01-18T20:05:00-04:00Agency StatementLetter From CIA Director Regarding Workforce Holiday Message/news-information/press-releases-statements/2017-press-releases-statements/letter-from-cia-director-regarding-workforce-holiday-message.html <b>Statement</b> CIA Director Mike Pompeo addresses interest in holiday message to the workforce.No publisherfeeditemNewsroom2017-12-29T14:34:27-04:00Agency Statement