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IBM & Espionage
November 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Former IBM senior engineer Don Franck, author of Deep Blue: Industrial Espionage, IBM and the CIA, will give a reading and answer questions at Riverow Bookshop in Owego on Saturday, November 4, from 2 – 4pm.
Franck was an integral part of the team when the US Air Force took pictures of the Soviet Union from hydrogen-filled balloons at the height of the Cold War. All clandestine operations were carried out with direct approval from then Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and President Dwight Eisenhower. Franck was also the major player when the CIA contacted Nick Katzenbach, the lead attorney for IBM and former Attorney General for the USA, to spy on the USSR.