The CIA at Morehouse College

The director of the Central Intelligence Agency headed to Atlanta to discuss the importance of work force diversity. Director Leon Panetta told students Tuesday at Morehouse College that he wants the CIA to “be an intelligence agency that looks like the world that we’ve got to engage.” He said about 22 percent of the agency’s work force comes from a minority background, and that his goal is to expand that number to 30 percent over the next few years. Panetta said “we can’t afford to have a work force of people who all look and think alike. We need the perspective of officers who have different backgrounds.” It was Panetta’s first visit to a historically black college since he took charge of the agency in February 2009.

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