CIA

Interview With A Female CIA Operative

Personally, one of the many fantasies that I have had, besides the requisite wish to be a rock star, has been to be a Top Secret...

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

Facing rejection? Dealing with a string of disappointments? Not sure what you are supposed to be doing in life? I was there and I made it...

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I’m Tired of Being Scared

Have you ever said that to yourself?  Admitted that you were exhausted by your own combative thoughts that have consistently held you...

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Sexual Extortion on the Internet: Blackshades

It’s one of the biggest threats that no one thinks they are vulnerable to until it happens to them: online exploitation. Nasty people are...

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Recruited—How I Got Into the CIA

Everyone wants to know, “How do you get hired to work for the CIA?”  I remember looking at a large pile of resumes—there were...

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Be Your Own Security Advisor—Small Decisions are Big Decisions

It was the worst kind of attack in an area of Baghdad teeming with terrorists.  After leaving the meeting and driving half-way down the...

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

The thing about CIA intelligence officers is that you must be tuned into your environment, aware of your surroundings, and able to spot...

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Bad Bosses

I have the worst luck when it comes to landing bad bosses. Jennifer Aniston’s character in Horrible Bosses has nothing on the people...

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Succeeding When You’re the ‘Odd Woman Out’

The ten years I served as a counterterrorism official in the CIA kept me on my toes, in an alternate reality, in which manipulation, lies,...

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My Secret Life at the CIA

We kept it under wraps for a long time. Only family members and a few friends knew, and they did their best to keep it a secret. It was a...

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