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25 April 2013

CIA University Campus, Chantilly, VA

https://www.cia.gov/offices-of-cia/intelligence-analysis/history.html

2002 – CIA University is created to equip all CIA officers with the shared values, commitment to mission, knowledge, and excellence in intelligence tradecraft and leadership needed to accomplish the extraordinary tasks in their service to our nation. CIAU links together all existing CIA training programs, such as the DI Sherman Kent School, into CIA's first corporate university, and creates new CIA-wide schools to provide integrated training for all CIA officers in Agency mission and tradecraft knowledge, leadership, and foreign languages.

https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/kent-csi/
vol48no3/pdf/v48i3a04p.pdf

Jack Welch became Deputy Director for Intelligence (DDI) after long service at General Electric. ... Welch felt that training managers to be more effective was of utmost importance. He was surprised that managers in the public sector tended to be subject matter experts who seldom trained in management skills, unlike managers in the private sector, who spend years studying how to become effective managers. Welch brought in many outside experts (particularly from GE) to CIA University (CIAU) and created the Executive Development Course for managers with the highest potential, the Business Management Course for midlevel managers, and the Management Development Course for fast-trackers early in their DI careers. As he did at Crotonville—the GE management development center near Ossining, New York—Welch taught once or twice a month at CIAU for up to four hours at a time. He once commented that although he did this to teach, he often learned as much as he offered. He envisioned having many of his top leaders teach there as well.

http://www.ge.com/careers/culture/university-students

John F. Welch Leadership Development Center [ Aerial view: http://binged.it/ZPgsAu]

At GE, learning is a cultural force and Crotonville is its epicenter. For more than 50 years, the legendary John F. Welch Leadership Center has been at the forefront of real-world application for cutting-edge thinking in organizational development, leadership, innovation and change. Established in 1956, the 53-acre corporate learning campus was the first of its kind in the world. The Crotonville campus attracts the world's brightest and most influential minds in academia and business. Every year, for thousands of our people from entry-level employees to our highest-performing executives, a journey to Crotonville is something of a pilgrimage — a transformative learning experience that, for many, becomes a defining career event.

The facility's meandering outdoor walkways and recreation areas were designed to encourage exploration and spontaneous connection with other learners. Its very structure is a reinforcement of what is best about learning at GE: authentic human connection coupled with the invigorating pursuit of ideas.

Today the Welch Leadership Center continues its legacy, serving as a powerful organizational force that commissions each of our employees with an important reminder: to never stop learning.

https://www.cia.gov/offices-of-cia/human-resources/learning-resources.html

https://www.cia.gov/offices-of-cia/intelligence-analysis/training-resources.html

https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/cima-instructional-designer.html

A feature interview with Frans Bax, President, CIA University

http://www.todayscampus.com/articles/load.aspx?art=1638

Inside CIA University: Higher Ed for Operatives

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1914175

In Northern Virginia, the Central Intelligence Agency runs a training college offering courses aimed at preparing operatives — mostly mid-career and senior staffers — to fight the war on terror. Unlike traditional colleges, the CIA university offers classes lasting no longer than two weeks. Courses include instruction on dirty bombs, money laundering and writing daily presidential briefings.

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Google Earth historical imagery shows the northern building was constructed in 2006-07 and the southern building in 2008-10. In addition to spy educational research, training, laboratories, publication, propaganda and out-sourcing functions, the structures house spy contractors, some of them ex-spies. An increasingly common e-mail address is ciau.gov.

The two are publicly indentified only as Discovery 1 and Discovery 2 owned by the Peterson Companies and designed by architects "Wisnewski Blair & Associates, Ltd (WBA), which became a wholly owned subsidiary of Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc. (HGA) in January 2011, ... officially changing its name to HGA Mid-Atlantic, Inc." Peterson and these architects have constructed a number of classified facilities in the DC area. The Peterson website offers photos and descriptions of the two:

http://peterson.propertycapsule.com/properties/dullesdiscovery1/#overview

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Dulles Discovery 1
13900 Air and Space Museum Drive
Chantilly, VA

DIRECTIONS 38°55'5.7" N, 77°25'40.6" W

Overview

Building Type Class A
Rentable Area 402,000 sf
Year Built 2007
Exterior Facade Pre-cast and glass
Architect Wisnewski Blair & Associates
Managed by Peterson Management L.C.
Owner The Peterson Companies

http://peterson.propertycapsule.com/properties/dullesdiscovery2/#overview

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Dulles Discovery 2
13870 Air and Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA

DIRECTIONS 38°55'1" N, 77°25'37.1" W

Overview
Building Type Class A
Rentable Area 434,000 sf
Exterior Facade Precast and glass
Year Built 2010
Architect Wisnewski Blair & Associates
Managed by Peterson Management L.C.
Owner The Peterson Companies

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CIA University Campus, Chantilly, VA