March 27, 2019

When Catherine A. Allen, New York Institute of Technology trustee and founder and CEO of The Santa Fe Group, wanted to pursue business as an undergraduate, her only option was to go into fashion design and retail—because she was a woman. “Now I’m a cyber expert…It show...

“It’s really, really bad when you have your intelligence apparatus and president at odds. And there’s a lot of distance between them.”

President Trump has been at odds with members of the intelligence community since the day he was elected — bemoaning leaks, asserting w...

September 21, 2016

My first son was my 1993 World Trade Center bombing baby,” says Gina Bennett, a veteran CIA analyst who has spent her career tracking down the perpetrators behind some of the worst international crises in recent memory. Bennett, a divorced mother of five, can match th...

I love this little story by David Foster Wallace because it so perfectly captures my feelings and experiences after being outed as a CIA covert operations officer by the Bush administration in 2003:

There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet a...

Valerie Plame Wilson was a lifelong CIA officer until her cover was spectacularly — and illegally — blown in 2003 by the Bush Administration, ending the viability of her career in intelligence. She is now an anti-nuclear-proliferation activist and espionage novelist, a...

Former CIA officer Valerie Plame might be one of America’s most famous spies. She has inspired a Hollywood depiction of her life, pop music songs and a question on the game show “Jeopardy.”

Plame says that her public role today is another world compared to the 20-year c...

Over the years, from serving in the CIA to sitting on non-profit boards, I have observed first-hand what the addition of even one woman to a meeting or to a decision-making body can do. Put simply, in very many instances, group dynamics improve markedly. Competition gi...

SANTA FE, N.M. — On a Tuesday night with the Winter Olympics playing on television, 791 people turned out at the Lensic to see a movie about particle physics.

“Only in Santa Fe!” exclaimed Jason Silverman, director of the Cinematheque at the Center for Contemporary Arts...

February 3, 2016

Kitty Kelley

“In writing about the lives of other people, I’ve learned that we all have secrets, and keeping them is what drives a life—it can either darken or illuminate it. I started writing biographies because the lives of people who have influenced our culture fasci...

December 22, 2014

The transition from spy to fiction writer has been made a few times: Ian Fleming, Roald Dahl, John Le Carré. Now Valerie Plame, reluctantly, can be added to that list. Once her cover was unceremoniously blown in 2003, Plame became a public figure. She has turned to spe...

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