by Thomas Wailgum

Who Is Al Tarasiuk?

Aug 04, 20081 min
Enterprise ApplicationsIT Leadership

The details on the CIO of the Central Intelligence Agency

Name: Al Tarasiuk

Al Tarasiuk
CIA CIO Al Tarasiuk

Title: CIO, Central Intelligence Agency (appointed Oct. 1, 2005)

Age: 50

Family: Married with three children

Education: B.S., Electrical Engineering, the New Jersey Institute of Technology; M.S. in Engineering Management from the George Washington University

CIA Career: Joined CIA in 1986 as an electrical engineer developing and implementing radio frequency (RF) systems.

Interesting Facts:

-Born in Brazil to parents of immigrants from Eastern Europe and eventually became a U.S. citizen

-First job after college was as a junior engineer with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, helping broadcast radio signals behind the Iron Curtain

-Served with the CIA’s spy division in Africa at one time

-Is regularly polygraphed for his job

-Is in charge of the CIA’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) function

-He’s into muscle cars and has a 1971 Chevelle


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