National Press Club

CIA plans document release at Headliners Newsmaker, Sept. 6

August 31, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver |

The CIA’s Agency Data Office Information Management Services is partnering with the National Museum of the U.S. Navy and the Naval Historical Foundation to hold a records release event at the National Press Club as part of the Club’s Headliners Newsmakers series. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. in the Club’s Zenger Room.

This Headliners Newsmaker event is open to credentialed media and Club members free of charge, with advance registration required. Please click here to register.

The newly released documents focus on the CIA’s collection and analysis of the Soviet Navy and its military posture during the Cold War. A panel of CIA and Navy historians and officials plan to delve into this tense period of our nation’s recent history and review the intelligence gathered over the course of three decades from the 1960s to the 1980s.

The speakers are expected to include:

  • David Rosenberg, Institute for Defense Analyses and retired U.S. Navy Captain
  • Celia Mansfield, CIA Historical Programs Coordinator
  • Norman Polmar, naval and intelligence historian
  • Retired Rear Admiral Thomas Brooks, former director of naval intelligence
  • George Fedoroff, Office of Naval Intelligence
  • Eugene Sullivan, retired CIA senior officer