Ever want to see what a CIA Security Background check looks like? Check out mine. (REMOVED)

I have provided my CIA TK/SI background check document from 1986. I’ve redacted portions of it myself.

At the height of the Cold War, when President Ronald Reagan was calling the Soviet Union the “Evil Empire,” I applied to the SOVA (Soviet Analysis) section of the CIA at Langley, Va. Additionally, I submitted to three polygraphs. The first polygraph was given at CIA Headquarters in Langley and two subsequent polygraphs were administered off-site in the suburbs of Washington D.C.

Could you pass a similar background check?

P.S. Ultimately, I never worked for the CIA. Or did I?


Official Seal of the CIA