Clowns In America (CIA)

Ask Molly: November 20, 2019

Blog Post: Meet Molly Hale. She’s been the CIA’s public voice since 2002, responding to faxes, phone calls, emails, and snail mail sent to the Agency. Now she’s going digital. This week's Q&A is from a writer asking for tips on emergency preparedness.

CIA’s Response to 9/11: A Panel Discussion at the 9/11 Museum

Blog Post: Last Thursday, September 26, CIA joined forces with the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City to host a panel discussion on the events September 11, 2001. The event “Essential Intelligence: The CIA’s Response to 9/11,” was moderated by former Acting CIA Director Michael Morrell. The panel featured former Acting Director John McLaughlin and former Senior Paramilitary Officer Phil Reilly, who was a member of the first team to touch down in Afghanistan, 15 days after the attacks.

CIA’s Mi-17 Helicopter Comes Home

Feature Story: Exactly 18 years after the members of operation JAWBREAKER set foot in Afghanistan, CIA had the distinct honor of commemorating that mission with the dedication of the Mi-17 that shuttled team JAWBREAKER on this historic mission. Hundreds gathered at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, to see the helicopter in its final home and hear from the Agency officers who played a significant role in the success of CIA’s first response.

CIA Names New Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer

Statement: Kristi Scott is CIA’s new Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer (PCLO). The PCLO serves as an independent, primary advisor to the CIA Director and other senior Agency officials to ensure that privacy and civil liberties are integrated into the day-to-day conduct of the Agency’s mission.

CIA Hosts Washington Intern Forum

Blog Post: Last Tuesday, CIA’s Office of Public Affairs hosted a group of nearly 200 student interns at CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA for a number of briefings and discussions on Agency history and culture.

Ask Molly: July 10, 2019

Blog Post: Meet Molly Hale. She’s been the CIA’s public voice since 2002, responding to faxes, phone calls, emails, and snail mail sent to the Agency. Now she’s going digital. This week's Q&A is from a writer asking for tips on staying safe on the internet.

Ask Molly: June 13, 2019

Blog Post: Meet Molly Hale. She’s been the CIA’s public voice since 2002, responding to faxes, phone calls, emails, and snail mail sent to the Agency. Now she’s going digital. This week's Q&A is from a family asking if they can come take a tour of CIA Headquarters and CIA Museum.

Balancing Transparency and Secrecy in a Digital Age

Blog Post: On Friday, May 31st, CIA’s Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer, Benjamin Huebner, spoke to a packed crowd at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC about the balance of transparency and secrecy in a digital age, especially within the Intelligence Community (IC).

CIA Pays Tribute to Its Fallen in Annual Memorial Ceremony

Press Release: Today, the Central Intelligence Agency held its annual Memorial Ceremony to remember, honor, and celebrate the courageous CIA officers who died serving their country. This year, there are four new stars on the Memorial Wall, each commemorating a distinguished officer. Two of those stars honor officers whose names and contributions remain classified even after their deaths.

Ask Molly: May 2, 2019

Blog Post: Meet Molly Hale. She’s been the CIA’s public voice since 2002, responding to faxes, phone calls, emails, and snail mail sent to the Agency. Now she’s going digital. This week's topic is about CIA's library.

Transparency at CIA

Feature Story: If you’ve ever wondered why one of the most secretive organizations in the world cares about transparency, or how we go about protecting privacy and civil liberties, then keep reading.

CIA Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Becoming the George Bush Center for Intelligence

Blog Post: Today we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the naming of our headquarters: the George Bush Center for Intelligence. CIA Headquarters was renamed for President George Herbert Walker Bush on April 26, 1999, to honor his unique role in Agency history. President Bush is the only former Director of Central Intelligence to become President of the United States.