Timeline Summaries* of Spies Who FailedAldrich Ames
1962 - Aldrich Ames,
son of a CIA analyst, joins the agency as a low-level documents analyst.
1970-1991 - David Boone
serves in the US Army as a signals intelligence analyst. During the late 1980s, he is assigned to the National Security Agency as a senior cryptologic traffic analyst.
Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins
1996 - Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins makes visits to Russia to meet with their intelligence agents. He is given a code name and signs a settlement “attesting that he wanted to serve” them.Noshir Gowadia
1968-1986 - Noshir Gowadia is employed by Northrop Grumman where he works on technology relating to the B-2 Spirit Bomber, aka the “Stealth” bomber.Robert Hanssen
January 12, 1976 - Robert Hanssen
joins the FBI.Ana Montes
1984 - Ana Montes is recruited to spy for Cuba. She is never paid for her spying. Walter Kendall Myers
1977 - Walter Kendall Myers begins working for the US State Department
on contract, as an instructor.Harold James Nicholson
1980 - Harold Nicholson joins the CIA after serving in the United States Army.Ronald Pelton
1965-1979 - Ronald Pelton
works for the National Security Agency, with top-level security clearance.Earl Pitts
1983-1996 - Earl Edwin Pitts works at the FBI.
And, one successful spy hero...
VA - The local FBI agent who cracked the notorious Walker spy ring
in the 1980s has died. Robert "Bob" Hunter
was the lead investigator in the 1985 arrest of master spy John Walker, who led what U.S. officials called the most damaging espionage case in American history. The Walker spy ring operated for nearly two decades, spanning five presidencies, stealing top-secret information from the Navy and selling it to the Soviet Union. In 1999, Hunter wrote a book about his experiences: "Spy Hunter: Inside the FBI Investigation of the Walker Espionage Case.