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Jul 24, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read
DDCIA David Cohen, a Boston native, threw out a ceremonial pitch at the @RedSox vs. @Yankees game @FenwayPark to bring awareness to organizations that support #CIA officers and their families. DDCIA Cohen walks on the field of Fenway ParkDDCIA Cohen throws a ceremonial first pitch. The #CIA Officers Memorial Foundation (@ciaomf2001) supports the well-being and educational needs of children and spouses of fallen #CIA officers.
Jul 10, 2019 4 tweets 5 min read
Dear Internaut I Am Not,

For internet safety tips, our experts recommend a unique resource called Stop.Think.Connect.

@STOPTHNKCONNECT is a global #CyberSecurity education & awareness campaign co-founded by @cyber, @StaySafeOnline & @APWG

#AskMollyHale Ask Molly Hale - on cybersecurity Stop.Think.Connect. is an unprecedented partnership between federal & state governments, law enforcement, industry, & NGOs to increase the understanding of cyber threats & empower all #netizens to be safer & more secure online.

Pretty cool, right?

#CyberSecurity #AskMollyHale
Jun 13, 2019 6 tweets 8 min read
Dear DCRoadTripper,

CIA #Museum is not open to the public, so you can’t come here in person. However, Washington DC is home to @smithsonian’s wonderful museums [free & open to the public!] & 2 museums run by our colleague’s @FBI & @NSAGov.

#AskMollyHale If you contact your local congressional representative, you can look at arranging a tour @FBI Headquarters of its exhibit, The FBI Experience:

And @NSAGov has its very own National Cryptologic Museum:

Jun 6, 2019 4 tweets 6 min read
75 years ago, #OSS Jedburgh paratroopers parachuted into Nazi-occupied Europe to coordinate arms & supplies, train partisans in sabotage, & help defeat Third Reich during #WWII

The 1st Operation #Jedburgh team was deployed the night before #DDay

#DDay75 More than 90 #Jedburgh teams parachuted into France in 1944.

Once in, they would meet up w/local resistance groups, providing an essential link between guerrillas & Allied command.

One of the most famous Jedburghs was William Colby, who would later become CIA Director.

May 21, 2019 4 tweets 3 min read
Today we held our annual Memorial Ceremony to honor the courageous CIA officers who died serving their country.

Four new, historic stars were added to the Memorial Wall; two honor officers whose names & contributions must remain secret.

#InMemoriam Image The other two stars honor Lieutenant John W. Creech & Daniel C. Dennett, Jr., who perished in 1947 when their plane crashed in bad weather.

John & Daniel worked for the Central Intelligence Group (CIG)—the immediate predecessor to CIA.

#InMemoriam Image
May 15, 2019 5 tweets 5 min read
This week, the iconic 1960s #TWA Flight Center designed by legendary architect Eero Saarinen reopened as a hotel @JFKairport in New York.

Before achieving fame as a master of American 20th-century architecture, Eero worked for #OSS, our #WWII spy agency. ImageImage During #WWII, Eero was recruited to #OSS & appointed Chief of Special Exhibits Section.

He designed:
- Military schools & situation rooms
- 3D org chart instrumental in showing procedure & work-flow problems throughout #OSS
- Model weapons for training & film props Image
May 7, 2019 4 tweets 3 min read
CIA Latest Layer: An Onion Site

Secure, anonymous, untraceable—traits ever-present in CIA’s intelligence collection mission—and the same is true for our onion site, which is now available over the Tor network at:


#CIAonionsite #Tor Everything on, from The World Factbook to reporting information to applying for a job, is available on our onion site.

For instructions on downloading the Tor browser, check out the link below.

#CIAonionsite #Tor
May 1, 2019 6 tweets 4 min read
If you’ve ever wondered why one of the most secretive organizations in the world is committed to #transparency, or how we go about protecting American’s privacy & civil liberties, keep reading. Ben Huebner runs CIA’s Privacy & Civil Liberties Office.

His job is to look at our programs & practices to make sure we’re living up to our commitment to safeguard American’s privacy & civil liberties.

He’s also leading CIA’s efforts to increase #transparency.
Apr 17, 2019 5 tweets 4 min read
Maria Gulovich, a young Slovakian schoolteacher, was only 23-years-old when she began harboring Jews from the Nazis.

She joined the underground resistance & led a group of #OSS & British officers through a blizzard & out of German clutches

#WomenInIntel Image Maria was born in Slovakia in 1921 & became a school teacher when Slovakia fell to the Germans.

In 1944, a Jewish friend, Julius Goldberger, begged Maria to hide his relatives. She knew she could be imprisoned or worse, but agreed anyway.

Apr 11, 2019 5 tweets 5 min read
Dear Bookworm,

To get a CIA Library card, you’ll need a security clearance.

It might look like a modern public #library, but among the books you’ll find volumes most Americans will never see. The literature of secrets

#NationalLibraryWeek Image Our collection is mostly unclassified, with 100,000+ print materials & access to 200+ online databases.

We also have maps, language resources, & movies. (Yep, we even have a DVD collection that includes spy movies & documentaries).

#LibraryWeek Image
Apr 3, 2019 6 tweets 4 min read
As a founding member of the Agency, Elizabeth Sudmeier helped usher in a new era of woman’s equality at CIA, going from typist to field ops officer at a time when few women were allowed to do so.

#WomenInIntel Image Elizabeth was born in South Dakota & was fluent in the Sioux language. She earned a BA from @StKate in 1933

In March, 1947, Elizabeth joined CIA’s predecessor the Central Intelligence Group as a stenographer

Elizabeth became a founding member of CIA in September

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Mar 31, 2019 8 tweets 8 min read
Betty Ann Lussier was a fiercely independent, hardworking woman w/a craving for excitement & a compassion for humanitarian issues.

She was one of a few female pilots in #WWII.

She was also an #OSS counterintel officer.

#WomenInIntel Betty’s father, Emile John Lussier, was a decorated #WWI fighter pilot w/British @RoyalAirForce.

She inherited his love of flying & joined Civilian Pilot Training Program @UofMaryland & worked nights building B-26 bombers.

At 20 years old, Betty was determined to fight in #WWII
Mar 22, 2019 6 tweets 5 min read
Dear Fallen Stars,

In our HQs lobby, a wall w/black stars carved into white marble stands as a humble memorial to our fallen officers

There are currently 129 stars; 91 are unclassified. Out of those, 11 represent women

#AskMollyHale Image Officially, 1st female CIA officer to die in the line of duty was Barbara Robbins. She was killed in 1965 terrorist bombing of US Embassy in S. Vietnam

She’s the youngest CIA officer to receive a star on our Memorial Wall, at just 21 yrs old

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Mar 21, 2019 12 tweets 10 min read
Her life reads like a spy novel. From overcoming loss of her leg to working covertly behind enemy lines for #OSS, she’s a true American hero

Some knew her as "Marie Monin," "Camille," & even "Nicolas" but we know her as #VirginiaHall

#WomensHistoryMonth Image Virginia had a gift for languages, a sense of adventure, & wanted to join the Foreign Service, so she became a clerk @USEmbassyWarsaw.

However, while on a trip to Turkey, she was involved in a serious hunting accident & lost her left leg below the knee.

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Mar 19, 2019 5 tweets 6 min read
“Spy Girl” Betty McIntosh lived a storied, adventurous life.

She was one of only a few women during #WWII to work in #OSS Morale Ops, where she used her talents as a former journalist to create so-called “black propaganda” campaigns.

#WomensHistoryMonth Image Betty was working as a reporter for Scripps Howard news service in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was attacked.

Fluent in Japanese, Betty joined #OSS in 1943. Soon she found herself working w/a group of OSS artists, writers, & cartoonists in Asia.

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Mar 12, 2019 6 tweets 5 min read
There are relatively few American’s who died after turning 100 buried @ArlingtonNatl, even fewer who are female, & only a mere fraction of those who served as intel officers

Captain Stephanie Czech Rader was a woman ahead of her time

#WomensHistoryMonth “[The #OSS] gave me a gun, but I never carried a gun. I thought, ‘What the heck was I gonna do with a dumb gun?'” Stephanie’s most valuable weapon: her wits.

It wasn’t until decades later that the details of her amazing story were declassified.

Mar 8, 2019 6 tweets 8 min read
What do wombats, wolves, wood ducks & otters have to do with the CIA?

They’re all a part of “CIA’s Secrets to Creative Problem Solving” presentation, going on now @sxsw!

#SXSW #CIAWombat ImageImageImageImage CIA talking about creativity @sxsw might seem like an odd pairing (unless by #CIA you mean the @CIACulinary Institute of America)

Our analysts deal w/the most important & complex problems facing our nation & they need tools to think both critically & creatively

#SXSW #CIAWombat Image
Feb 25, 2019 5 tweets 4 min read
If real, which of these Wakandan technologies do you think would be the most appealing to real-world spies?

#ReelvsRealCIA #BlackPanther #Oscars2019 Holograms:

They’re real-life hot tech right now & as they improve, intel practitioners in the future could incorporate holographic displays for operations or holographic projections to illustrate situations to the President or other policymakers.

#ReelvsRealCIA #BlackPanther
Feb 4, 2019 5 tweets 3 min read
Meet Molly Hale. She’s been the CIA’s public voice since 2002, responding to faxes, phone calls, emails, & snail mail sent to the Agency.

Now she’s going digital.

#AskMollyHale Molly will be answering your questions in a new series called: Ask Molly.

Submitting a question is easy! Just use #AskMollyHale.

Check the blog & our official social media accounts regularly to see if your question is featured.
Jan 24, 2019 4 tweets 2 min read
Today we released the 6th & final set of declassified daily intelligence reports President Harry Truman received from CIA & our predecessor organization, the Central Intelligence Group, between 1946 & 1951.

#HISTINT Today’s release totals 723 pages of Daily Summary reports from 1950-51—a time that saw war come to the divided Korean Peninsula.
Jan 23, 2019 6 tweets 3 min read
This weekend we lost one of our most legendary Agency officers, Antonio “Tony” Mendez, the inspiration behind the Hollywood blockbuster #Argo.

In honor of his legacy, we are sharing this painting of Tony & the Argo mission from CIA’s Fine Art Collection. The painting titled, “#ARGO: The Rescue of the Canadian Six” was painted by CIA DS&T officer, Deborah Dismuke.

Deborah was both the first female & the first Agency officer to have artwork displayed in CIA’s Intelligence Art Gallery.