Women in Espionage: Fantasy vs. Reality
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Women in Espionage: Fantasy vs. Reality

Women in Espionage: Fantasy vs. Reality

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The Institute of World Politics

1521 16th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20036

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Retired senior CIA Scientific Intelligence Officer Gene Poteat will discuss women in espionage, with a focus on American women spies.

This event is sponsored by the IWP Alumni Association.

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S. Eugene (Gene) Poteat is a retired senior CIA Scientific Intelligence Officer, and has served as President of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO). He was educated as an electrical engineer and physicist. He holds a Masters in Statecraft and National Security Affairs from IWP. His career in intelligence included work with U-2 and SR-71 class of aircraft and various space and naval reconnaissance systems. He also managed the CIA's worldwide network of monitoring sites. He holds patents on covert communications techniques. His CIA assignments included the Directorate of Science and Technology, the National Reconnaissance Office, Technical Director of the Navy's Special Programs Office and Executive Director of the Intelligence Research and Development Council. He served abroad in London, Scandinavia, the Middle East and Asia. He received the CIA's Medal of Merit and the National Reconnaissance Office's Meritorious Civilian Award for his technological innovations.

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