News and Stories

News and stories highlighting intelligence, operations, innovation, and culture at the CIA.

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We’re proud to share stories of the employees, operations, and missions that keep our Nation safe.

Pioneering Woman Who Directed CIA’s Science & Technology

Dr. Ruth David was the first woman to lead CIA’s Directorate of Science & Technology, and her tenure came at a time of enormous geopolitical and technological changes. She used her corporate and academic experience to reorient the directorate to confront post-Cold War national threats in a new way.

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Intelligence and Operations

Delve into the world of intelligence gathering and covert operations. Meet the women and men who have spent their careers in and out of the shadows to keep our Nation safe.

Innovation and Tech

At CIA, we’ve pioneered bold and innovative technologies for decades. Learn how our cutting edge solutions have helped solve America’s biggest intelligence challenges.

People and Culture

Take a peek inside the CIA. Discover who we are, learn a little about what we do, and explore some quirky stories that don’t quite fit anywhere else.


A lot happens at the CIA. Browse the latest updates and information about our Agency, including press releases, speeches, recent events, our Ask Molly column, and more.

The Langley Files - A CIA Podcast

The mission of The Langley Files: A CIA Podcast is to educate and connect with the general public, sharing insight into the Agency’s core mission, capabilities, and agility as an intelligence leader…and to share some interesting stories along the way! Each episode is approximately 15-30 minutes in length and will feature our hosts leading conversations with a range of special guests.

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