"We're the Central Intelligence Agency, right? The word intelligence and technology as this new battlefield. We have to be as good and as on top of it, on tech, the emerging trends where the stuff is going, the competitive environment out in the world, where industry is going, how we can actually harness it, how do we track it, how do we understand it? That is the core of the relationship."

March 9, 2023
Season 2 File 007

CIA's First Chief Technology Officer Talks Start-Up Culture vs. Spy Culture

In 2022, CIA announced its first-ever Chief Technology Officer: Nand Mulchandani, a Silicon Valley executive with 25 years of industry experience. Since then, he’s been charting CIA’s course on technology—and now, on the Season 2 premiere of The Langley Files, he sits down with Dee and Walter for his first interview on being CTO of the world’s premiere foreign intelligence agency. Tune in to hear him discuss accelerating technological innovation at CIA—and whether his habit of wearing jeans to work is catching on at Langley.

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