"Lindsay Moran" is a former Espionage/clandestine officer for the Central Intelligence Agency. She is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today. In 2005 she published her memoir Blowing My Cover, My Life As A Spy, in which she wrote about her experiences as a case officer from 1998 to 2003.

Ms. Moran’s articles and opinions have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today and various other publications. She has served as a commentator on security and intelligence issues on CNN, ABC, MSNBC, and Fox Networks, as well as other national and local radio outlets. In 2013, she became an expert contributor/field correspondent for Al-Jazeera America.

In 2012, she co-wrote Counterintelligence and Operational Security with West Point Assistant Professor Glenn Voelz, formerly of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Ms. Moran also develops curricula for training programs, and writes accompanying fictional scenarios based on operations, tradecraft and geopolitical events. She has obtained CIA clearance for all published and training materials.

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He was very cagey with his directions.

The training for a case officer is very grueling and all-encompassing.

Now the agency truly had to get its act together.

I modeled my early life after her.

When I went through the process ... I certainly didn't feel like the political standpoint of my book made a difference in how the [review board] evaluated it.

I went to the school with the best and the brightest, and this ain't it. It was, in some ways, the antithesis of an academic environment.