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Valerie Plame

Former CIA Operative and Author

Valerie Plame

As a career covert operations officer, Valerie Plame worked for years to protect national security and prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. But in July 2003, she was "outed" as a CIA operative. The ensuing political firestorm fueled an investigation uncovering suspicions that the Bush Administration purposefully compromised her identity. Plame describes the intimate details of this shocking event in her bestselling autobiography, Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House, which was later adapted into a major motion picture. She continues her service in global intelligence as an advisory board member of the cyber security company Global Data Sentinel. She also serves on the boards of several nonprofits, including Global Zero, the Penn State School of International Affairs, the United Way of Santa Fe County, and Postpartum Support International. In addition to writing and speaking about NSA operations, nuclear disarmament, and other security issues, Plame has co-authored two espionage thrillers, Blowback and Burned.