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  • Letter 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 publisherfeeditemNewsroom2017-12-29T13:34:27-05:00Agency StatementDirector Pompeo Presents Toys for Tots to Marines/news-information/blog/2017/director-pompeo-presents-toys-for-tots-to-marines.html <b>Blog Post: </b>The 2017 Operation Santa Claus campaign was a great success. The Agency collected 27 boxes of toys that will be gifted to children in need. This year, CIA continued a long tradition of being one of the largest donors to the Toys for Tots Foundation in the Washington area.No publisherblogItemNewsroom2017-12-21T17:35:00-05:00Agency PageEero Saarinen: A Place in Architectural History/news-information/featured-story-archive/2017-featured-story-archive/eero-saarinen-a-place-in-architectural-history.html <b>Feature Story: </b>The OSS was composed of elite, highly intelligent, ambitious patriots. Counted among their ranks is Eero Saarinen, the prodigious Finnish American architect and industrial designer known for his neo-futuristic style. He lent his services to the spy agency before achieving world-wide fame as one of the masters of American 20th-century architecture.No publisherfeeditemNewsroom2017-12-21T13:25:00-05:00Agency PageThe Son Also Rises: Jack Hemingway/news-information/featured-story-archive/2017-featured-story-archive/the-son-also-rises-jack-hemingway.html <b>Feature Story: </b>Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, had a son named Jack. Jack grew up surrounded by some of the most fascinating men and women of the 20th century: artists, poets, musicians, and writers. He was fluent in French, English and Austrian. It was his language skills that would later earn Jack a position with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS).No publisherfeeditemNewsroom2017-12-14T14:55:00-05:00Agency PageThe Recruit(s): K9 Graduation Day/news-information/featured-story-archive/2017-featured-story-archive/the-recruits-pups-graduation-day.html <b>Feature Story: </b>It’s been four months of intense training for our newest K9 recruits, but all of that hard work has finally paid off. The CIA Fall 2017 “Puppy Class” is officially graduating! Find out who graduated, and meet the three veteran K9s who retired. #CIAK9No publisherfeeditemNewsroom2017-12-07T18:50:00-05:00Agency PageThe Recruit(s): K9 and Human Partnerships/news-information/featured-story-archive/2017-featured-story-archive/the-recruits-k9-and-human-partnerships.html <b>Feature Story: </b>The exercises during training get more difficult as the teams progress through their advanced courses, preparing them for their final certification tests and graduation. Recently, the teams practiced a variety of vehicle and room searches.No publisherNewsroomfeeditem2017-11-30T15:45:00-05:00Agency PageThe Recruit(s): CIA K9s Level Up/news-information/featured-story-archive/2017-featured-story-archive/the-recruits-cia-k9s-level-up.html <b>Feature Story: </b>The fall 2017 CIA “puppy class” is in high gear. The girls and new boy have learned all of their target odors and have been training with their new human partners for several weeks. They can now detect over 20,000 different explosive mixtures!No publisherNewsroomfeeditem2017-11-16T16:55:00-05:00Agency PageA Day in the Life of a CIA Cartographer/news-information/featured-story-archive/2017-featured-story-archive/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-cia-cartographer.html <b>Featured Story: </b>The CIA’s Directorate of Analysis (DA) provides the president and senior policymakers with written intelligence assessments on national security issues. The DA is relying increasingly on cartographers to help analysts visually communicate complex intelligence stories. DA cartographers produce reference maps and map folios, thematic maps that illustrate intelligence stories, and interactive multimedia products for intelligence assessments that go to policymakers. Here is the story of a cartographer who found his dream job at CIA.No publisherNewsroomfeeditem2017-11-15T09:45:18-05:00Agency PageNovember 10, 1997: Killer of CIA Officers at HQs Convicted/news-information/blog/2017/killer-of-cia-officers-at-hqs-convicted.html <b>Blog Post: </b>On November 10, 1997, a jury in Fairfax County, Virginia, found Pakistani national Aimal Kasi guilty on one count of capital murder, one count of first degree murder, and three counts of malicious wounding—charges that stemmed from his shooting rampage at the entrance to CIA Headquarters in 1993. For many CIA officers, however, a more satisfying moment had come several months earlier when DCI George Tenet informed them that Kasi had been apprehended after a four-and-a-half-year manhunt and returned to Virginia to face justice for murdering and maiming their colleagues.No publisherblogItemNewsroom2017-11-09T11:55:00-05:00Agency PagePupdate: Training the Handlers/news-information/blog/2017/pupdate-training-the-handlers.html <b>Blog Post:</b> The pups have finished their imprint training and have officially been paired with their human partners. As the pups continue to refine their skills, the handlers take advanced classes on subjects like firearms and explosives, as well as emergency veterinary care for dogs.No publisherblogItemNewsroom2017-11-02T11:40:00-04:00Agency PageCIA Releases Nearly 470,000 Additional Files Recovered in May 2011 Raid on Usama Bin Ladin’s Compound/news-information/press-releases-statements/2017-press-releases-statements/cia-releases-additional-files-recovered-in-ubl-compound-raid.html <b>Press Release: </b>CIA Releases Nearly 470,000 Additional Files Recovered in May 2011 Raid on Usama Bin Ladin’s CompoundNo publisherNewsroomfeeditem2017-11-01T12:15:00-04:00Agency Press ReleaseA Day in the Life of an Environmental Safety Officer/news-information/featured-story-archive/2017-featured-story-archive/a-day-in-the-life-of-an-environmental-safety-officer.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 an Environmental Safety Officer to learn more about her journey to the CIA and her experiences here.No publisherNewsroomfeeditem2017-10-24T16:05:00-04:00Agency PagePupdate: A New Pup Joins the Class!/news-information/blog/2017/pupdate-a-new-pup-joins-the-class.html <b>Blog Post: </b> Yesterday, we announced that Lulu was adopted by her handler as a family pet. However, he still needs a K9 partner for explosive detection work. The puppy class was still in the imprint stage of training when Lulu left the program, so our K9 instructors decided to bring on a new pup and try to catch her or him up to the rest of the class.No publisherblogItemNewsroom2017-10-19T16:35:00-04:00Agency PagePupdate: A Pup Leaves the Class/news-information/blog/2017/pupdate-a-pup-leaves-the-class.html <b>Blog Post: </b>For our K9 trainers, it’s imperative that the dogs enjoy the job they’re doing. Sometimes, even when a pup tests well and they successfully learn how to detect explosive odors, they make it clear that being an explosive detection K9 is not the life for them. Such is the case for one of the fall 2017 “puppy class” pups.No publisherNewsroomblogItem2017-10-18T11:30:00-04:00Agency PageA Day in the Life of a CIA Cyber Threat Analyst/news-information/featured-story-archive/2017-featured-story-archive/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-cia-cyber-threat-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 Cyber Threat Analyst to learn more about her journey to the CIA and her experiences here.No publisherNewsroomfeeditem2017-10-17T16:26:02-04:00Agency Page