SOURCE: Long Island Spy Museum

Long Island Spy Museum

March 07, 2012 08:00 ET

General Michael Hayden, Former CIA and NSA Director, to Present at Long Island Spy Museum's First Spy Symposium

Joins a Who's Who of Espionage Including Former Directors of U.S. National Clandestine Service and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Former CIA Chief of Counter Intelligence and Others

STONY BROOK, NY--(Marketwire - Mar 7, 2012) - The non-profit Long Island Spy Museum announced today the first in a series of Spy Symposia, discussions led by top U.S. intelligence officials on the secret world of spies and spy craft in America through the ages. The first in the series will be held April 5, 2012, on the topic of "The History of Spying: Espionage in America," at the Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY.

General Michael Hayden, Former Director of both the Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. National Security Agency, will present on the topic: "CIA, the War on Terror and the Killing of Bin Laden."

General Hayden joins a long list of senior officials in the intelligence community speaking at the event, including:

Michael Sulick, Former Director of U.S. National Clandestine Service and 28-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, will discuss "Revolutionary War Espionage & George Washington's Spies."

Tom Betro, Former Director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), to present on "Counterintelligence 2.0; CI Challenges and Opportunities in the Internet era."

Cindy Webb, Former Chief of Counter Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, will talk about "Counterintelligence in the Cold War and Beyond."

"The Spy Symposia are central to the Long Island Spy Museum's educational mandate to illuminate the public about the role of spies and spy craft in U.S. history," said Michael Gilbert, COO, Long Island Spy Museum. "These are some of the top minds in intelligence discussing topics critical to understanding the past, present and future of espionage. We are honored to have these patriots participate."

Additionally, New York Times bestselling author, espionage historian and television personality Bill Birnes will lead a discussion on "WWII-Office of Strategic Services (OSS): The Birth of an Intelligence Agency; Patriots, Buccaneers & Movie Stars."

"Through the Symposia we look forward to 'pulling back the curtain' on the secret world of spies, providing a rare look into the role intelligence has played throughout American history," said Sulick, who is also Chairman of the Board for the Long Island Spy Museum.

Tickets to attend the April 5, 2012 Spy Symposium will be available on a first-come, first served basis. Cost is $25 per person. Tickets can be ordered online next week on

The complete schedule of events will be available shortly.

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The Long Island Spy Museum is located in Stony Brook, NY, and will open spring/summer 2012.

About The Long Island Spy Museum
Founded in 2010, the Long Island Spy Museum is the only non-profit, apolitical museum in New York that is dedicated to educating and informing the public about the role of spies and spy craft and how they have shaped and affected American history. For more information visit

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