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My Secret Life at the CIA

This entry is part 1 of 20 in the series: Inspired Intelligence with Michele Rigby Assad We kept it under wraps for a long time. Only...

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The Underground Internet You’ve Never Heard of

This entry is part 2 of 20 in the series: Inspired Intelligence with Michele Rigby Assad Unless you’re a drug dealer, assassin, spy,...

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Succeeding When You’re the ‘Odd Woman Out’

This entry is part 3 of 20 in the series: Inspired Intelligence with Michele Rigby Assad The ten years I served as a counterterrorism...

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Bad Bosses

This entry is part 4 of 20 in the series: Inspired Intelligence with Michele Rigby Assad I have the worst luck when it comes to landing bad...

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Be Your Own Security Advisor – Security Tips from a Counterterrorism Expert

This entry is part 5 of 20 in the series: Inspired Intelligence with Michele Rigby Assad The thing about CIA intelligence officers is that...

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Be Your Own Security Advisor—Small Decisions are Big Decisions

This entry is part 6 of 20 in the series: Inspired Intelligence with Michele Rigby Assad It was the worst kind of attack in an area of...

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Recruited—How I Got Into the CIA

This entry is part 7 of 20 in the series: Inspired Intelligence with Michele Rigby Assad Everyone wants to know, “How do you get hired to...

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When you’re not just “The Wife”

This entry is part 8 of 20 in the series: Inspired Intelligence with Michele Rigby Assad My husband and I had a recent debate about whether...

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Incredible India: Rhinos, Rats, Potholes and the Taj Mahal

This entry is part 9 of 20 in the series: Inspired Intelligence with Michele Rigby Assad I have never been so happy to survive a vacation...

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4 Steps to Survive an Active Shooter Scenario

This entry is part 10 of 20 in the series: Inspired Intelligence with Michele Rigby Assad The tragic deaths at the hands of crazed...

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Sexual Extortion on the Internet: Blackshades

This entry is part 11 of 20 in the series: Inspired Intelligence with Michele Rigby Assad It’s one of the biggest threats that no one...

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Craigslist, Sex, and One Woman’s Intuition

This entry is part 12 of 20 in the series: Inspired Intelligence with Michele Rigby Assad No one is ever ready for this to happen. We...

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Healing the Blind in North Korea

This entry is part 13 of 20 in the series: Inspired Intelligence with Michele Rigby Assad It was an audacious double operation: Conduct...

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5 College Safety Musts to Discuss with Your Daughter

This entry is part 14 of 20 in the series: Inspired Intelligence with Michele Rigby Assad You thought this moment would never come, or at...

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Exposing Fraud: Melanoma or Just a Mole?

This entry is part 15 of 20 in the series: Inspired Intelligence with Michele Rigby Assad She’s had multiple surgeries and every time she...

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I’m Tired of Being Scared

This entry is part 16 of 20 in the series: Inspired Intelligence with Michele Rigby Assad Have you ever said that to yourself?  Admitted...

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I couldn’t get a job … until I finally got hired by the CIA.

This entry is part 18 of 20 in the series: Inspired Intelligence with Michele Rigby Assad Facing rejection? Dealing with a string of...

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Interview With A Female CIA Operative

This entry is part 19 of 20 in the series: Inspired Intelligence with Michele Rigby Assad Personally, one of the many fantasies that I have...

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The EQ Factor

This entry is part 20 of 20 in the series: Inspired Intelligence with Michele Rigby Assad What’s it really like to walk into a room and...

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Escape from ISIS

This entry is part 21 of 20 in the series: Inspired Intelligence with Michele Rigby Assad They had been surrounded by ISIS for months. The...

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