The International Spy Museum is Closed
As a public health precaution in response to COVID-19 and in accordance with Mayor Bowser’s recent order, the Spy Museum will temporarily close to the public, beginning at 6 p.m. on December 23 through Thursday, January 21, 2021. View update.
The International Spy Museum in Washington, DC is offering online events. Will you choose to accept a mission?
Frank Figliuzzi, The FBI’s Keeper of the Code
Thursday, January 21, 12-1pm ET
As He came to understand that maintaining a “code of excellence” was the key to success in any field. Appointed the FBI’s Chief Inspector by then Director Robert Mueller, as “Keeper of the Code,” FBI’s former head of counterintelligence Figliuzzi was charged with overseeing sensitive internal inquiries, target shooting reviews, and performance audits. Join for a discussion with Figliuzzi about his memoir, the lessons he’s learned, and the FBI execs who he believes erred!
The Secret History of History: Adolf Tolkachev, the Billion Dollar Spy
Wednesday, January 27, 12-1pm ET
What is a good spy worth? In the case of this one, an estimate by the US Air Force specialist who used the intelligence gained from this one source to terminate or direct research, “somewhere in the neighborhood of $2 billion…” That was before the source, Adolf Tolkachev, delivered another 179 rolls of film with thousands of pages of Soviet documents. Burton Gerber, CIA officer and Moscow Chief during much of the operation, will join Washington Post journalist and Pulitzer Prize winning author David E. Hoffman for a discussion of the Tolkachev case. William D. “Bill” Murray, a retired senior CIA ops officer and co-founder of the Council on Intelligence Issues, will be moderating the program.
And for those trying to plan virtual activities like company parties, trivia games with friends, or kids birthday parties, OR if you’re looking to gift a workshop to your child’s school or teacher, look no further: https://www.spymuseum.org/host-an-event/virtual-opportunities/.
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*Photo Credit: Nic Lehoux, courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)