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  • Gina Haspel SSCI Statement for the Record/news-information/press-releases-statements/2018-press-releases-statements/gina-haspel-ssci-statement-for-the-record.html <b>Press Release: </b>Gina Haspel SSCI Statement for the RecordNo publisherNewsroomfeeditem2018-05-09T10:50:00-04:00Agency StatementA Day in the Life of a Field Utility Systems Specialist/news-information/featured-story-archive/2018-featured-story-archive/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-field-utility-systems-specialist.html <b>Feature Story: </b>This is part of our series profiling Agency officers in various positions throughout the Agency. We talk with them about their daily challenges and rewards, as well as some exceptional moments. recently sat down with a Field Utility Systems Specialist to learn more about his journey to the CIA and his experiences here.No publisherNewsroomfeeditem2018-05-02T12:25:00-04:00Agency PageGina Haspel Assumes Role of Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency/news-information/press-releases-statements/2018-press-releases-statements/gina-haspel-assumes-role-of-acting-director-of-cia.html <b>Press Release: </b>Today, upon Mike Pompeo’s swearing-in as Secretary of State, Deputy Director Gina C. Haspel assumed the role of Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Acting Director Haspel issued the following statement.No publisherfeeditemNewsroom2018-04-26T16:21:00-04:00Agency Press Release20th Anniversary of the US Embassy Bombings in East Africa/news-information/featured-story-archive/2018-featured-story-archive/anniversary-of-us-embassy-bombings-in-east-africa.html <b>Feature Story: </b>Twenty years ago, in 1998, suicide bombers drove their pick-up trucks loaded with explosives into the US Embassies in two East African cities – Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In total, the two bombings killed 258 people, including 12 Americans. The embassy bombings introduced the American public to Usama Bin Ladin and al-Qa’ida.No publisherNewsroomfeeditem2018-04-02T17:30:00-04:00Agency PageA Day in the Life of a Science, Technology, and Weapons Analyst /news-information/featured-story-archive/2018-featured-story-archive/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-science-technology-and-weapons-analyst.html <b>Feature Story: </b>This is part of our series profiling Agency officers in various positions throughout the Agency. We talk with them about their daily challenges and rewards, as well as some exceptional moments. recently sat down with a current employee, a Science, Technology & Weapons Analyst, to learn more about her journey to the CIA and her experiences here.No publisherfeeditemNewsroom2018-03-29T17:30:00-04:00Agency PageCongressional Gold Medal Awarded to CIA’s Predecessor, OSS/news-information/blog/2018/oss-receives-congressional-gold-medal.html <b>Blog Post: </b>On March 21, 2018, the US Congress bestowed its highest civilian honor upon the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). The men and women who comprised America’s first spy agency were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, in recognition of their superior service and major contributions during World War II. These women and men - who performed some of the bravest acts of the war – had never before been collectively recognized for their heroic and pioneering service.No publisherblogItemNewsroom2018-03-28T12:51:52-04:00Agency PageICYMI: CIA Introduces Gina Haspel to the American People/news-information/press-releases-statements/2018-press-releases-statements/icymi-cia-introduces-gina-haspel-to-the-american-people.html <b>Press Release:</b> ICYMI: CIA Introduces Gina Haspel to the American PeopleNo publisherfeeditemNewsroom2018-03-23T12:15:00-04:00Agency Press ReleaseCounterintelligence at CIA: A Brief History/news-information/featured-story-archive/2018-featured-story-archive/counterintelligence-at-cia-a-brief-history.html <b>Feature Story:</b> Since its inception, the discipline of counterintelligence has been a murky and controversial business, plagued by a persistent perception of failure, whether spies are caught or not, and an inconsistent level of attention and resources that have contributed to a lack of strategic perspective toward hostile intelligence attack.No publisherfeeditemNewsroom2018-03-23T11:30:00-04:00Agency PageGet to Know our Deputy Director/news-information/featured-story-archive/2018-featured-story-archive/get-to-know-our-deputy-director.html <b>Feature Story:</b> Gina Haspel joined the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the waning days of the Cold War, and for the past three decades she quietly devoted herself to serving on the front lines of the Agency's mission. She received many honors throughout her career, including the Intelligence Medal of Merit, a Presidential Rank Award, the Donovan Award, and the George H.W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism.No publisherfeeditemNewsroom2018-03-23T10:55:00-04:00Agency PageBipartisan Support for Gina Haspel’s Nomination to be CIA Director From Distinguished National Security Leaders/news-information/press-releases-statements/2018-press-releases-statements/bipartisan-support-for-gina-haspels-nomination-to-be-cia-director.html <b>Press Release:</b> Bipartisan Support for Gina Haspel’s Nomination to be CIA Director From Distinguished National Security Leaders. No publisherfeeditemNewsroom2018-03-19T13:55:00-04:00Agency Press ReleaseHappy 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 Page