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Dine and Dialogue – Exclusive Educator Event

Spy Science

Rendezvous Info

Tickets: $25


After a long day of teaching, sit back and relax with a martini (shaken not stirred, of course) and chat with a spy.

All will be revealed (well almost all…we wouldn’t want to have to kill you)! This is your chance to ask all the questions you have always wanted to ask a spy. In this exclusive event only for educators, you will meet former director of the CIA’s Office of Technical Service (OTS), Robert Wallace.  For those of you unfamiliar with OTS, think of “Q” in the Bond films.  That’s right, the gadget guy!  He will reveal how science and technology have informed the work of spies both past and present. He may even bring his secret briefcase filled with… (whoops we’ve already said too much). 

Robert W. Wallace is the former director of the CIA’s Office of Technical Service (OTS). After receiving his Masters in Political Science from the University of Kansas, Wallace served in Vietnam as team leader of a long range reconnaissance patrol (Ranger) unit in 1969.  His military awards include two Bronze Stars and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.  Upon his return to the states, he moved to Washington and after a stint working for a congressman, entered the CIA career training program in 1971.  He became an operations officer assigned to the domestic division in 1972.  He worked in Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Chicago, and Los Angeles from 1973 until 1991.  He served as chief of office in Seattle, Chicago, and Los Angeles. 

Wallace was reassigned to DC in 1991 where he had several senior management assignments including one in the comptroller’s office.  As he oversaw the directorate of operations resources and budget, he became well-acquainted with the science and technology division under which the Office of Technical Service is housed.  In 1995 he became deputy director of OTS and director in 1998.  He headed the OTS until 2002 and served as Acting Director of the Foreign Broadcast Service before retiring in 2003.  He currently consults with the government and private sector on strategic planning and how technical people and non-technical people can more effectively work together.

*Ticket Price includes a light dinner, 1 martini, and free curriculum materials.

Registration: Call 202.654.0933 or e-mail

This program is available to k-12 classroom and resource teachers only

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