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As there was no sign, the driver had great difficulty finding the entrance, upsetting the President. The next day, Eisenhower called Dulles & ordered a sign be placed at the entrance. He believed the address was well known as CIA Headquarters: the absence of a sign fooled no one.
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CIA #Museum Artifact of the Week: E Street Complex Sign w CIA Seal

“2430 E St. NW” was the address of the original CIA Headquarters, which we took over from the OSS. E Street Complex is across from the present-day US State Department in Washington, DC.

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For several years, the entrance of the original CIA Headquarters buildings had no sign.

One Sunday morning, President Eisenhower was headed to church but wished to drop his brother, Milton, off at CIA for a meeting w DCI Allen Dulles on his way.
Congratulations to our new CIA Director Gina Haspel who was sworn–in today!

DCIA Haspel:

“I am profoundly honored to lead you in [the] fight and to work alongside each one of you as we advance our vital mission.”

In cooperation w British partners, our Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS - CIA’s unclassified print & broadcast media center) monitored the radio transmission, translated the message, & flashed it to White House before the official diplomatic version arrived.
Sensing the urgency of the message & noting possible delays in diplomatic communications, the Soviets also broadcast the same message in Russian over Radio Moscow, hoping the US would hear it & relay it to President Kennedy more quickly.
CIA #Museum Artifact of the Week: Message from Moscow

Following tense negotiations w US during Cuban Missile Crisis, the Soviets agreed to remove missiles from Cuba & sent a confirmation of the agreement to the White House via diplomatic channels.

CIA extends our gratitude to all police officers during #PoliceWeek.
Especially to our police officers protecting Agency personnel, facilities & information.
If you are fluent in a foreign language, your skills can be vital to safeguarding national security.

Learn more about the Language Officer position in the Directorate of Operations & the languages we are hiring for:

Confirmation hearing: CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee

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