Secret History: Former US spy goes to work for DC’s International Spy Museum as historian

By Brett Zongker, AP
Monday, August 23, 2010

Spy Museum adds another former spy to staff in DC

WASHINGTON — The International Spy Museum in Washington has recruited an ex-spy as its new historian.

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

Stout worked at 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.

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

The privately run spy museum’s executive director, Peter Earnest, was in the CIA for more than 35 years. The museum’s board includes former intelligence officers for agencies including the KGB, FBI and MI5.

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