Technical Services Staff
Technical Services Staff is the United States Central Intelligence Agency component responsible for providing supporting gadgets, disguises, forgeries, secret writings, and weapons. In the 1950s and early 1960s it also researched, investigated, and experimented the use of drugs, chemicals, hypnosis, and isolation to extract information during interrogation, as well as to make it easier for American captives to resist interrogation. It is part of the Directorate of Science & Technology.
Also called the Office of Technical Services and the Technical Services Division (TSD) or TSS.
- Human experimentation in the United States
- United States biological weapons program
- CIA cryptonym
- Allen Dulles
- Sidney Gottlieb
- Project MKULTRA
- Frank Olson
- Robert Wallace and H. Keith Melton, with Henry R. Schlesinger, Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs, from Communism to al-Qaeda, New York, Dutton, 2008. ISBN 0-525-94980-1
- With Release of “Family Jewels,” CIA Acknowledges Years of Assassination Plots, Coerced Drug Tests and Domestic Spying
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