View My Cart Shop Spy

Meet A Spy - Robert Wallace

In-store Book Signing

Rendezvous Info



Join us at the International Spy Museum Store and “Meet A Spy”, Robert Wallace! During his 32 years at the CIA, some of them spent working undercover; Wallace served for seven as director of the Office of Technical Services (OTS), where spy gadgets are created. OTS scientists developed systems for agents and case officers to communicate with each other using secret writing, short-range radio, microdots, subminiature cameras and satellites. They designed and built audio bugs, telephone taps and surveillance systems. They made tracking devices, weapons, disguises and fake documents, and conducted experiments in character assessment and even “thought control”. In other words, Bob was the "Q" of the CIA.

To date, Robert along with H. Keith Melton and Henry Robert Schlesinger have co-authored a book called Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA’s Spytechs, from Communism to Al-Qaeda.

Back to Calendar