Spy Museum Welcomes New Spy to Mix

First researcher with an intelligence background will work at the International Spy Museum

Another former spy is joining the ranks of the International Spy Museum in Washington -- as its new historian.

The museum said that Mark Stout would become the historian after spending 13 years in intelligence. He is the museum's first research chief with an intelligence background.

Stout worked at both the CIA and the State Department in intelligence and at the Defense Department. He is earning a doctorate in history and holds degrees in political science, mathematics and public policy.

“With his practical experience in the intelligence world, Mark Stout’s background will be a great addition to the Museum’s exhibitions and programming team”, said Peter Earnest, Executive Director of the International Spy Museum. “We look forward to him providing both a historical perspective and a spy’s eye view of today’s rapidly changing world of espionage.”

Stout will be responsible for exhibit and artifact research at the museum.

Earnest was in the CIA for more than 35 years. Also, members of the museum's board are former intelligence officers for agencies including the KGB, FBI and MI5.

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