How to "make" a CIA undercover agent

Bryan Morelock filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Bryan Morelock

Dear Freedom of Information Act Coordinator:

Under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. subsection 552, I am requesting information or records on how to “make” an undercover CIA Agent.

"CIA Day Passes"

“Does anyone wanna free pass to Disneyland in Russia? Nope, didn’t think”

Often CIA agents will change their identity in order to pass through a border checkpoint of a foreign country’s border. If I change my name and identity back in the United States and assume another identity, doing so would be foolhardy. I could easily be identified by any country that has a copy of my Driver’s License or Identification back home prior to it being changed. Russian, Chinese, British, and other intelligence agencies around the world are constantly downloading copies of intelligence agents’ driver’s licenses, social security information, tax information, and other forms of identification. If I assume a fake identity temporarily ID get past a border checkpoint and they have a copy of my old driver’s license, identification card, or passport, then they can search their database and compare the current fake ID card or passport I am using to the old Driver’s License or identification card I possessed prior to changing my identity.

Not even an illegal immigrant would register themselves in the same system twice if at all in any system, doing so wouldn’t serve any purpose, it would only “make” local as well as federal authorities aware of their presence, which would defeat the purpose of the illegal immigrant being here in The United States. An illegal immigrant wouldn’t register themselves in any system because there would be a duplicate ID. Now why the CIA would go and change their identity twice in the Department of Motor Vehicle’s system or change their social security number, or change their identification in any public-facing system is unknown to anyone in the intelligence community and unknown to any illegal immigrant as well.

The best way to determine whether or not someone works for the CIA is to watch them drive to work every morning. If you drive into the CIA every day I know you work there. This information can be obtained by using traffic cameras, planting a tracking device on the vehicle, or following the individual to work, as well as using drones above to monitor the location of the individual or even using satellite tracking. Ultimately you will be able to determine that the individual does work at the CIA based on the fact that they are driving to and from the Central Intelligence Agency every day.

However, most undercover agents do not drive to the CIA on a regular basis. But then how to know if someone works for the CIA? 1) you can check their work references, if they work for some obscure location or work site, then you can simply go there and inquire whether or not they work, pretending to be interested in conducting business with them. 2) If they are a consultant, then simply following their movements around the world will reveal they are an undercover CIA operative if they are using their real name or not. Not every undercover CIA agent will drive into the CIA, however they may have attended the academy or an off-site CIA training facility. Simply following any vehicle that is blacked out till it reaches it’s destination would reveal who is inside the vehicle when they get out of it. Using a drone or satellite to follow them and then watching them get out of any blacked out vehicle would reveal their identity. 3) If a Russian operative calls the undercover agent’s phone number which they were given on a business card from the undercover CIA Agent posing as an industrial consultant of some sort or business consultant, they can determine if the support agent answering the phone back at the CIA providing cover for the undercover agent is real or not. They can do this by getting every business card of everyone attending a business function in Moscow, of which CIA operatives would attend but it is unknown who they are. By getting everyone’s contact information and using a voice recorder/identifier Russian operatives can call every number recording the voice of the operator when they answer the phone. They can inquire about the individual and get information about what they do, etc., essentially verifying their fake cover or not. Based on the number of individuals working in a support role for the undercover agent the Russians will be able to record all the voices of all the operators and then determine where they live in the United States. If the operator is living in Virginia, that will tip off the Russians that something is not right, because the individual’s corporate business card will reveal their business is out of New York or Washington, D.C. or wherever else. The NSA has already developed programs that have recorded every conversation of everyone everywhere and using an algorithm they are able to locate you based on your voice. After locating an individual and determining who they are, where they live, etc. the individual can then be followed to work to determine exactly where it is they work.

Additionally, if I get everyone’s business card for every individual assumed to be working undercover working for the CIA as a consultant or whatever their title is, I can call all their work numbers and speak to a receptionist that is actually working for the CIA back at the CIA. As work assignments change for the undercover CIA Agent, the support staff does not change. Support staff agents work with the undercover agent throughout their mission until it is complete and a new support staff member is assigned to them or they keep the same support staff member working with them. All the individuals that work at the CIA in a support role live nearby the CIA in Virginia or possibly Maryland. Their whereabouts can be tracked and their voices identified and recorded when they buy groceries at the store, go shopping with their friends and family, when they use their phone lines and cell phones, any electronic device around them can be hacked and their voices identified. Eventually Chinese and Russian operatives will have an idea of who works at the CIA undercover call center that supports undercover agents working in the field. This will help in the future to identify any undercover CIA Agent.

Additionally, I could install malware on computers all over the world to keep track of anyone accessing the CIA’s website to apply for a job or looking to conduct business with them. Such malware would be undetectable and would not raise any eyebrows as it would just be collecting data from the user’s computer and sending to Russian or Chinese intelligence. Most people don’t check out the CIA’s website unless they need something from the CIA or are intending to conduct business with them in some format. If you have a resume or cover letter on your computer tailored to applying for a job with the CIA then the malware program would detect those files using a keyword search algorithm programmed into the malware, which would then inform Russian or Chinese intelligence that you are applying for a job with the CIA. If you have documentation or you are talking to your work associates about doing business with the CIA, then those conversations could be tracked using a tracking program much like those that the NSA uses to track anyone’s conversations through any cell phone, computer, or any electronic device, or even from above using drones or satellites.

This concludes this request through the Freedom of Information Act, which was conducted in the spirit of FOIA!

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I'm sure the Russians and other intelligence agencies I sent this information to will be more receptive of this information than the CIA will. Take Care!

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Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Bryan Morelock

From: Central Intelligence Agency

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.