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"AFIO NOW" Interview Series — Released exclusively to members...

A Ground-breaking 30-year CIA Career Operating Abroad in the Clandestine Service


Released 24 May 2022

Carol Rollie Flynn

Senior CIA Operations Officer, on her long career at CIA and Opportunities in the Intelligence Community today

Interview of Tuesday, 22 March 2022 between Carol Rollie Flynn, former Senior CIA Operations and Counterterrorism Officer, and AFIO President James Hughes, a former CIA Operations Officer. They discuss Rollie's ground-breaking 30-year career as one of the first women operating abroad as a Clandestine Services Officer and later as Chief of Station. Also covered are the wide variety of career opportunities available at CIA, the ways to be the most appealing candidate, the traits, interests, languages, lifestyle, experiences, and skills one should consider prior to making a formal application.
The interview runs 35 minutes.
CIA Suggested Reading List for 2018
CIA Suggested Books in 2008
More about the Foreign Policy Research Institute

Access the Flynn interview here or click above image


Prior Videos and Podcasts in this "AFIO Now" Series

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Page down to see a full listing of the videos in the AFIO Now series.



Upcoming AFIO and Intelligence Community Events
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Online version of the Guide
AFIO's Guide to the Study of Intelligence
Are You Using It?

Full no-cost, online version of Guide is here.

Perfect for professors, students, those considering careers in intelligence, and current/former officers seeking to see what changes are taking place across a wide spectrum of intelligence disciplines.

AFIO's Guide to the Study of Intelligence helps instructors teach about the large variety of subjects that make up the field of intelligence. This includes secondary school teachers of American History, Civics, or current events and undergraduate and graduate professors of History, Political Science, International Relations, Security Studies, and related topics, especially those with no or limited professional experience in the field. Even those who are former practitioners are likely to have only a limited knowledge of the very broad field of intelligence, as most spend their careers in one or two agencies at most and may have focused only on collection or analysis of intelligence or support to those activities.

We regret that the printed, bound edition has sold out. No copies remain for sale.

AVAILABLE ONLINE-ONLY: As an educational service to professors and students, AFIO provides the full 788-page Guide online here for free. This was made possible through the generosity of our foundation, corporate, and institutional members, coupled with the donations we received from our many individual members. We thank all of them.

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AFIO STORE GIFT ITEMS

Now available: new Black short-sleeved polo shirts with embroidered AFIO logo. Men's only.

Show your support for AFIO with our new Black Short-sleeve Polo Shirts. Shirts are shrink and wrinkle resistant of fine cotton with a soft, "well-worn, comfy" yet substantial feel. They feature a detailed embroidered AFIO seal. Get a shirt for yourself and consider as gifts for colleagues, family, and friends. Only $50 each including shipping.
Sizes for (M) men, only; Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL, and XXXL. $50 per shirt.
You may pay by check or credit card. Complete your order online here or mail an order along with payment to: AFIO, 7600 Leesburg Pike, Ste 470 East, Falls Church, VA 22043-2004. Phone orders at 703-790-0320. Questions? Contact Annette at: annettej@afio.com.

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This handsome large, heavy USA-made ceramic mug is dishwasher-safe with a glazed seal.
$35 per mug includes shipping. Order this and other store items online here.

Also available are our popular Intelligence Community Mousepad AFIO Mousepad

Full color seals of all 18 members of the U.S. Intelligence Community on this 8" round, slick surface, nonskid, rubber-backed mouse pad. Price still only $20.00 for 2 pads [includes shipping to U.S. based address, only. For foreign shipments, we will contact you with a quote.] Great gift for colleagues and self. Click image above for larger image. Now with dark navy background, brighter, updated seals of member agencies. And now MADE IN USA. Order MOUSEPADS here.


Other Upcoming Educational Events....includes selection of events from advertisers, corporate sponsors, and others—

Thursday, 2 June 2022, 5pm CDT - Chicago, IL or Virtual - The Spy Who Came in From the Cold War: Spy Museum Infiltration at the PMML

Join the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, in partnership with the International Spy Museum, for an evening of drinks, intelligence, and espionage.
From 5-6 pm mix and mingle with former members of the intelligence community as well as leadership from the SPY Museum and the PMML. Following the reception, SPY Museum historian and curator, Dr. Andrew Hammond will host a conversation with Spy Museum Executive Director Chris Costa, and retired senior FBI agent John Quattrocki, to talk Cold War intelligence, espionage, and their experiences in the field.
Costa, a former intelligence officer of 34 years with 25 of those in active duty in hot spots such as Panama, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq is also a past Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism on the National Security Council.
Quattrocki retired from the Senior Executive Service (SES - 4) as a Special Agent of the FBI with 19 years of operational experience against the Soviet Union/Russia, the countries of the (former) Warsaw Pact, East Asia, Islamic extremist groups, and domestic terrorism. He also has 14 years of experience in U.S. National Security policy development and implementation at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ) and in the Intelligence Directorate on the National Security Council (NSC) staff at the White House as the Director of Counterintelligence Programs.
Not able to join us in person? Indicate under "Attendance Options" if you wish to attend in person or virtually to access the free livestream of the program. The livestream will begin at 6:00 PM CDT.
Register here

Monday, 6 June 2022, noon - Virtual - Washington, DC - Berlin Stories: Gay Espionage in Cold War Germany - Virtual International Spy Museum Program

By the late 1960s, the East German secret police (the Stasi) started to see Germany's gay subculture as both a threat and an opportunity for intelligence work. Western espionage services had long sought to exploit this subculture, recruiting agents and informants from Berlin's gay bars and cruising locales. After 20 years of run-ins with gay Western agents, Stasi officials began to recruit their own gay spies, men who they hoped could use their sexuality as a means to meet new contacts, penetrate Western society, and gather intelligence. Join us for a talk by Samuel Clowes Huneke, author of States of Liberation: Gay Men between Dictatorship and Democracy in Cold War Germany. He will focus on how both Eastern and Western intelligence agencies sought to recruit gay men because they believed that they were naturally more conspiratorial and would thus make better agents. They also came to see the class-crossing gay subcultures of German cities, especially Berlin, as ideal sites from which to extract information about politics and military matters. Huneke explores previously untapped German archives to capture this surprising story of espionage and emancipation with its colorful cast of Cold War characters.
Visit www.spymuseum.org.

Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 6:30pm - Virtual - Washington, DC - Virtual Members-Only Tour of Operación Jaque - Virtual International Spy Museum Program

Join for this one-of-a-kind event, just for Spy Museum members, to have a special, exclusive look at the Spy Museum's new Operación Jaque pop up exhibit. The program will explore Operación Jaque, a Colombian intelligence operation that freed hostages that were being held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the early 2000s. Watch from the comfort of your own home while our Lead Curator, Dr. Alexis Albion, presents highlights from the exhibit. She will also be joined by special guest Dan Treado, Director of Exhibitions Production. Dan will provide exclusive behind-the-scenes commentary on how the exhibit was created. This event is free of charge and open exclusively to Spy Museum members. You can join SPY as a member online or by calling 202.654.2840.
Visit www.spymuseum.org.


Thursday, 16 June 2022, 6 - 7:30pm EDT - Virtual - Digital World: Killing Espionage but Saving Intelligence? - by The OSS Society

The Hon. Sue Gordon and The Hon. Ellen McCarthy will discuss how the digital environment is revolutionizing the craft of intelligence.
This is a virtual event as part of The OSS Society's "Oh So Social" Conversation Series.
Fee ranges from free to $1000.
Register here


Thursday, 23 June 2022, noon - Washington, DC - Virtual Spy Chat with Chris Costa with Darrell M. Blocker - Virtual International Spy Museum Program

Join us for an online discussion of the latest intelligence, national security, and terrorism issues in the news. Spy Museum Executive Director Chris Costa, a former intelligence officer of 34 years, will be joined by Darrell M. Blocker, former Deputy Director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center. Blocker is the Chief Operating Officer for MOSAIC Security, a strategic intelligence, crisis management, and executive advisory firm. He retired from government service after a successful 32-year career in the US intelligence community, including 28 years as a CIA operative. He was awarded the CIA's Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal and was recognized as the most senior Black officer in CIA's Directorate of Operations upon retirement in 2018. Blocker is an ABC News National Security Analyst and Contributor. He is also developing espionage-themed content in Hollywood, serving as a tv consultant, and volunteers with nonprofits dedicated to serving youth in the foster care system (Peace4Kids.org).
Visit www.spymuseum.org.



Additional Events:

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 6:30pm - Virtual - Washington, DC - SPY Summer Social: Young Professionals Event - Virtual International Spy Museum Program

Sneak into the International Spy Museum after hours for the SPY Summer Social! SPY will kick off its 20th Anniversary celebration with drinks and bites on the rooftop - including unforgettable views of DC at sunset and exclusive access to our galleries complete with a birthday cake bar. More fun surprises will be revealed throughout the night. Register below.
Visit www.spymuseum.org.

Thursday, 16 June 2022, noon - Virtual - Washington, DC - Code Name Madeleine with Arthur J. Magida - Virtual International Spy Museum Program

Seventy-nine years ago today—June 16, 1943—Noor Inayat Khan was flown to France on a small Lysander plane to take on the dangerous job as a wireless operator for Britain's Special Operations Executive (SOE) in Nazi-controlled France. The daughter of a Sufi mystic from India and an American mother, Khan became an unlikely World War II heroine. Raised in a lush suburb of 1920s Paris, Khan was an introspective musician and writer, dedicated to her family and to her father's spiritual values of harmony, beauty, and tolerance. She did not seem destined for wartime heroism. Yet, faced with the evils of Nazi violence and the German occupation of France, Khan joined the SOE and trained in espionage, sabotage, and reconnaissance. For crucial months of the war, Khan was the only wireless operator sending critical information to London from Paris, significantly aiding the success of the Allies on D-Day. Join us for a discussion with Arthur J. Magida, author of Code Name Madeleine: A Sufi Spy in Nazi-Occupied Paris. Magida will share the rich details he gleaned from dozens of interviews, newly discovered manuscripts, official documents, and personal letters about this valiant young woman.
Visit www.spymuseum.org.

Friday, 17 June 2022, noon - Washington, DC - The President, the Spymaster, and Watergate with Jefferson Morley - Virtual International Spy Museum Program

Fifty years ago today, five men were discovered breaking into the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at the Watergate in Washington, DC. President Nixon, desperate to shut down the FBI's investigation of the crime, sought the support of CIA Director Richard Helms. To mark this unhappy anniversary join us for a discussion with Jefferson Morley, the author of the new book Scorpion's Dance: The President, the Spymaster, and Watergate, and James Rosen, author of The Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate. In conversation, Morley and Rosen will explore the concealed, deadly power struggle between Nixon and Helms, two Cold Warriors whose edgy relationship dated back to the 1950s. Both president and spymaster knew secrets about the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba as well as off-the-books American government and CIA plots to remove Fidel Castro and other leaders in Latin America. Both had enough information on each other to ruin their careers. Morley and Rosen, both veteran Washington reporters, will discuss the various theories of Watergate and the long-neglected evidence Morley has uncovered to give a new perspective on one of America's most notorious presidential scandals.
Visit www.spymuseum.org.

19-22 June 2022 - Treviso (near Venice), Italy - 2022 IAFIE and IAFIE-EC Conference and CFP

Theme: "Working Wicked Intelligence Challenges: Intelligence Research, Education-Training and Practice"
The 2022 CALL FOR PAPERS addresses engaging themes that combine the different Intelligence domains and disciplines with a look into the future challenges.
Read the Call for Papers to know the main Conference themes, requirements, deadline and the new IAFIE Study Group Initiative.
Those who had planned to attend and present papers at the postponed 2020 or 2021 Italy conference can resubmit their papers--or propose to present new papers--at the June 2022 Treviso-Venice Conference.
Presenters are encouraged to submit papers for publication in the Journal of Security, Intelligence, and Resilience Education (JSIRE). IAFIE announces the requirements for a peer-reviewed paper to be accepted for publication in the Call for Papers.
The Call for Papers includes details about Registration, Fees, Travel, and Accommodations along with additional tour options and partners/spouses' tour.
Conference includes a tour to Venice (free of charge) at the end of the Conference.
Event will be hosted by École Universitaire Internationale - Italy.
The Conference will take place in the territories that have witnessed the rise of the first structured Intelligence service in the world, and have always been the bridge between west and east, forefront observer of their evolution through time;
Be with us to live what freedom and Democracy are. Be with us to be a sign, a design for what freedom and democracy will be in the future.
We will meet in Treviso, near Venice, crossroad city that unites cultures, east-west, north-south for a vision of the global universe.
For more information, to respond to the CFP, or to register, do so here.


Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 6 - 7:30pm EDT - Virtual - The OSS Society's "Oh So Social" Conversation Series features General David Petraeus + Dr. Michael Vickers

General David Petraeus, USA (Ret.) and Dr. Michael Vickers talk one-on-one about the state of the world in this latest "Oh So Social" Virtual Conversation Series by The OSS Society.
Fee ranges from free to $1,000.
Register here



MORE about the AFIO Now Video Series....

AFIO launched a series of recorded interviews and other activities.
These programs are available in our Members-Only section which requires your USERID and PASSWORD
— information on current member cards supplied with each renewal. Some of the featured videos appear below.

Prior Videos and Podcasts in this "AFIO Now" Series

To view publicly-released videos, click video below or visit our YouTube page here
To see all videos log into the Member-Only area of our website here.
To explore podcasts, see links in table below or visit main podcast page here.


FORTHCOMING IN JUNE: Ric Prado, Former Chief of Operations, CIA's CTC, and Senior CIA Operations and Paramilitary Officer, on the shadow wars that America has fought since the Vietnam Era. To be available to members-only starting 7 June 2022.

Andrew Hammond PhD, Historian & Curator, International Spy Museum, Former Embed in G2 Intelligence and Security Unit, on the Soviet-Afghan War of 1979-89 and major shifts in Cold War Geopolitics. Members-only.

Shane Harris, Intelligence and National Security Reporter, The Washington Post, on the US Intelligence Community's unique role in this latest Ukraine-Russia War . [Released to the public. Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Bruce O. Riedel, former CIA Analyst, Served on NSC,
Discussing Jordan and America's Enduring Friendship. Riedel is Director of The Intelligence Project at the Center for Middle East Policy. He discusses Jordan and America's Enduring Friendship -- a new publication released by The Brookings Institution. Members-only.
Melvin Gamble, a 40-year career CIA Senior Intelligence Officer, discussing the Havana Syndrome as well as the need and benefits of diversity in the intelligence community, and in CIA in particular. Mel served in a number of senior executive positions in the Directorate of Operations in the Central Intelligence Agency to include: Chief and Deputy Chief of Stations in Africa and Latin America; Chief of Central Asia and the Caucasus; Special Assistant to the Associate Deputy Director of Operations; Deputy Chief of European Division, and Chief of Africa Division. Mr. Gamble retired and is currently President of Gamble Advisory Group, a security consulting firm. He also serves as an advisor on security matters to two Wall Street firms. Members-only. Margaret Coker, Investigative Journalist, discussing her 2021 book, The Spymaster of Baghdad: A True Story of Bravery, Family, and Patriotism in the Battle against ISIS. It is an account of how a covert Iraqi intelligence unit called "the Falcons" came together to defeat ISIS. The Falcons, comprised of ordinary men with little conventional espionage background, infiltrated the world's most powerful terrorist organization, ultimately turning the tide of war against the terrorist group and bringing safety to millions of Iraqis and the broader world. [Released to public. Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Mike Howard, discussing his CIA Career - From Dangerous Overseas Operations to Worldwide Security for Microsoft. The variety of CIA career postings and assignments which took his career rapidly upwards and eventually led him to handle all security for Bill Gates and the Microsoft Corporation. Mike provided security for DCI Bill Casey, handled risky operations in the Philippines, and reorganized worldwide security for Microsoft, its principals and employees, including personal security for Bill Gates. [Released to the public. Click title to view.] Podcast version here. James Lawler discussing the Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program through his latest novel "Living Lies" - a story about espionage, human frailty, and loyalty. The plot focuses on a covert Iranian nuclear weapons program, which Lawler -- a former senior CIA operations officer -- devoted his career to battling. [Released to the public. Click title to view.] Podcast version here.
Douglas Ollivant discussing the War in Iraq from in-country, and then while serving on the NSC at the White House. He explains the challenges he faced in 2004 thru 2007 serving in Iraq or overseeing the war in that country. We hear as he first saw the war up close in-country, and then his impressions overseeing the war as he served at the National Security Council at the White House. [Released to the public. Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Bryan Denson, author of "The Spy's Son: The True Story of the Highest-Ranking CIA Officer Ever Convicted of Espionage and the Son He Trained to Spy for Russia" — story of a father and son co-conspirators who deceived the U.S. by selling national secrets to Russia. [Released to the public. Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Toby Harnden, author of "The First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission To Avenge 9/11," discusses the true story of the secret mission of the eight members of the CIA's Team Alpha, the first Americans to be dropped behind enemy lines in Afghanistan after 9/11. [Released to the public. Click title to view.] Podcast version here. John Lenczowski PhD, former NSC Staffer/Expert discusses "Chinese Influence Operations in the U.S." The Chinese use the media, academic institutions, think tanks, business community, politicians, Hollywood as a tool for massive propaganda operations, Lenczowski explains. [Released to public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here.
Steve Vogel, Author/Journalist, The Washington Post discusses traitor George Blake's betrayal of a Cold War secret tunnel, his arrest, incarceration, escape, and flight to Moscow and Vogel's visit to Blake's Dacha decades later. [Released to public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Douglas London, former Senior CIA Operations Officer, discussing his book, The Recruiter, his career, and the changes he's seen at CIA - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Panel on Proposed Legislation Restricting "Formers" from Sharing Classified Methods with Foreign Employers .with The Honorable Mike Rogers, former Chairman of HPSCI; Christopher Bing, Cybersecurity Reporter, Reuters, Stewart Baker, and James Hughes [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Seth Jones PhD, Director, Transnational Threats, CSIS, on his book "Three Dangerous Men: Russia, China, Iran and the Rise of Irregular Warfare." - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here.
Marc Polymeropoulos, former Senior CIA Operations Officer, on his book, Clarity in Crisis, his career, his experiences with "the Havana Syndrome," and advice to students on how to be appealing to CIA and other IC recruiters. [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. David McCloskey, former CIA Analyst, discussing his realistic novel, Damascus Station, set in Syria during their civil wars. - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Mark E. Mitchell former Director for Counterterrorism, NSC, and Principal Deputy Asst Sec Def for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict, on "the Battle of Qala-i-Jangi in Mazār-i-Sharīf, Afghanistan, 2001" [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. James Gosler former Director, CIA's Clandestine Information Technology Office, on "Cyber Threats and Mitigation" -[Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here.
Shelby Pierson - Interview #2 - the ODNI's U.S. National Elections Security "Czar" on her post-2020 Election Assessment and What the Focus is Now - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. David Robarge PhD, CIA Chief Historian on "CIA and Covert Action — Pros and Cons" - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Sam Wyman, former senior CIA Field Operations officer and Arabist discussing the "Red Prince" - Ali Hassan Salameh - the chief of operations — code name Abu Hassan — for Black September, the organization responsible for the 1972 Munich massacre and other terror attacks -[Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Pete Lapp, former FBI Special Agent, co-case agent for the Ana Montes Investigation discussing the Discovery, Cautious Investigation, Arrest and Conviction of a Cuban Spy in the DIA - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here.
Ralph Hope former FBI Special Agent, discussing his book The Grey Men: Pursuing the Stasi into the Present on the power and influence of the Stasi in Germany today - [Released to the public - click title to view.] Podcast version here. Edward Mienie PhD professor of Intelligence Studies, discussing intelligence education and careers in the U.S. Intelligence Community - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. David Wolman author-journalist, on the Life and Career of legendary NSA Officer, Juanita Moody - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Bob Wallace and Keith Melton author-historians, on their new book, "Spy Sites of Philadelphia: A Guide to the Region's Secret History" - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here.
Jason Fagone, author on his book "The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies" - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Norman Roule, former National Intelligence Manager, Iran: former Division Chief, CIA Operations Officer/COS on the state of Iran today and how current and future administrations need to approach that regime - [Released to the public - click title to view.] Podcast version here. Sam Wyman, former senior CIA Field Operations Officer and Arabist on the geopolitical risks the USG and American businesses face in Iraq - [Released to the public - click title to view.] Podcast version here. Carmen Medina, former CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence, and co-author of "Rebels at Work: A Handbook of Leading Change from Within"discussing women exerting power and being innovative in male-dominated enterprises - [Released to the public - click title to view.] Podcast version here.
Jack Devine, former Deputy Director of Operations and Chief of the CIA Afghan Tast Force, on "Spymaster's Prism" on: The Fight Against Russian Aggression - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Caryn A. Wagner, former Undersecretary, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Dept of Homeland Security, on "Experiences serving as Undersecretary, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, at the Department of Homeland Security" - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Steve Vogel, Author/Journalist, The Washington Post, on "Betrayal in Berlin: The True Story of the Cold War's Most Audacious Espionage Operation" on A Cold War Covert Operation of many names — Operation Gold (US); Operation Stopwatch (UK); PBJointly (CIA); Operation REGAL (NSA) - [Released to the public - click title to view.] Podcast version here. Larry Loftis, attorney, author, professor, on "The Princess Spy" on WWII Spy Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here.
Linda Millis, former Senior Intelligence Officer at NSA, CIA, ODNI on "Women in Intelligence" - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Vince Houghton PhD, Director, National Cryptologic Museum on "The Nuclear Spies: America's Atomic Intelligence Operation Against Hitler and Stalin" - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Joe Augustyn, former CIA Clandestine Services Officer on "CIA's Defector Resettlement Program" - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Victor Cha PhD, Former Director for Asian Affairs, NSC on "North and South Koreas — Issues Facing the Biden Administration" - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here.
Joseph W. Augustyn, former CIA Clandestine Services Officer on "CIA's Role in the Creation of the Department of Homeland Security"[Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Seth Jones PhD, Director, Transnational Threats Project, CSIS on "A Covert Action" [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. David Priess PhD, Author, former Senior CIA Analyst and PDB Briefer on "The President's Book of Secrets" [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Everette Jordan, Dep Asst Sec for IC Integration, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, US Department of the Treasury on "Enjoying a Rich, Challenging Intelligence Career Spanning Multiple Agencies." - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here.
Bruce Riedel, former CIA Senior Analyst, Served on National Security Council during Iraq War on "Early Gulf War Policy Decisions" [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Shelby Pierson, Election Threats Executive, Office of the Director of National Intelligence on "Nationwide Election Security" - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Bruce Klingner, Former CIA Deputy Division Chief for Korea; Heritage Foundation Fellow on "U.S. Strategy Towards North Korea" [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Martin C. Faga, former Director, National Reconnaissance Office on "NRO Support to the Gulf War" - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here.
Nicholas Dujmović, Professor, Author, former CIA Historian, PDB Editor on "Guidelines and Experiences Teaching Intelligence at the University Level" - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. David Robarge PhD, CIA Chief Historian, PDB Editor on "The Complexities of Counterintelligence"- [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Vince Houghton PhD, Director, National Cryptologic Museum on "Nuking the Moon...and Other Intelligence Themes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board" - [Released to the public - Click title to view.] Podcast version here. Series Introduction: Stewart Baker, Chairman, and James Hughes, President - members-only

NOTE: ABOUT THE SPEAKERS — Full bios appear below each video either using the "SHOW MORE" or the caron (down caret symbol) under image or at far right on mobile devices. Closed Captioning is available with each video. Click CC button at bottom right of video viewing window. If viewing on a mobile browser or device, click video while running and three dots will appear at top right edge to turn CC on or off.
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NOW AVAILABLE

Getting a Security Clearance: Questions and Answers about what they are, how they are conducted,
how you can qualify, how long they take, and what can put them in jeopardy.

Two valuable booklets are available

The Security Clearance Process: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions - by the Congressional Research Service, Sept 2013
[PDF]

Security Clearances - FAQs - ClearanceJobs.com / DICE
[PDF]


Be informed on career opportunities in the U.S. Intelligence Community

Intelligence as a Career BookletIntelligence as a Career - with updated listings of colleges teaching intelligence courses, and Q&As on needed foreign languages, as well as the courses, grades, extracurricular activities, and behavioral characteristics and life experiences sought by modern U.S. intelligence agencies.

AFIO's popular 56-page booklet reaches high school and college students considering careers in the U.S. Intelligence Community.
This is the fourth edition.
The publication is also popular with University Career Guidance Centers, professors and academic departments specializing in national security, and parents assisting children or grandchildren in choosing meaningful, public service careers.
This booklet is provided at no cost as a public service - online and in print - from the generosity of AFIO board, donors, and members. 20,000 printed copies of each edition are distributed. Many more PDF copies are accessed online.
We thank all members for their support which makes this educational effort possible.

Careers Booklet (fourth edition) in PDF Format available here.

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Intelligence Community - Eleven Years in a Row
One of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government
and now higher ranked at #2 in 2020

For the eleventh consecutive year, the Intelligence Community (IC) was honored to be in the top-ten Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, according to an independent analysis of federal workers' job satisfaction and commitment. See more about the ranking here.

The rankings were compiled by the Partnership for Public Service (PPS) and American University's Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation (ISPPI) and announced recently in Washington, D.C. PPS is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that aims to attract people to federal careers and improve how the government runs. The institute conducts research and helps federal leaders solve difficult public-policy issues.

In 2019, the IC jumped two spots upwards to now be ranked THIRD overall among large agencies, which includes over 17 organizations, each of which employs more than two thousand people. Rankings are based on data from the 2019 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, which the U.S. Office of Personnel Management administers. The first Federal Government survey was in 2003, but the IC has only participated since 2009. Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, noted that the IC does not have to participate but does so voluntarily, "which is a credit to them."

To maintain the security of information about its work force, the IC relies on its own survey instrument to assess each year how its workers feel about issues such as job satisfaction, professional development, and the effectiveness of senior leaders. The IC includes several questions from the federal survey in the IC's annual Employee Climate Survey. That way, the Community's information can be compared with that from other organizations.

Other top-five large organization Best Places to Work are: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, HHS, Commerce and Transportation.

Visit bestplacestowork.org to see which agencies top the rankings and to access trend analysis, demographic data and various workplace categories, as well as generate custom reports and conduct side-by-side comparisons for up to three agencies.


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