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We Are Barrier Breakers

We are innovators, advocates, and catalysts. As threats and challenges change, we continue to use our diverse skills and talents to overcome any operational or social barrier to our mission.

Featured Barrier Breaker

Dr. Stacey Dixon

With a personal philosophy that includes saying yes more than she says no and learning something new every day, Dr. Stacey Dixon is propelling innovation forward within the Intelligence Community.

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Barrier Breakers In History


1863: Harriet Tubman

Covert Spy Behind Enemy Lines

Harriet Tubman was already risking her life to rescue slaves on the Underground Railroad. Why not add warring armies into the mix? During the Civil War, Harriet Tubman and other...

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1921: James Amos

Longest Serving African American Agent in the Pre-Modern FBI

James Amos worked for the Department of the Interior, the Customs Office, and as an investigator for the Burns International Detective Agency before becoming President Theodore...

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1960: Raymond Weir

First African American Polygrapher

When Raymond Weir started working at the NSA in 1951, he was the first African American polygrapher in the United States. In an era of segregation, he was also only allowed to...

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