Itek and the CIABook - 2002
What happens when the world of venture capital collides with the world of espionage? To find the answer, Jonathan Lewis takes us inside the executive suite at Itek Corporation during the Cold War years from 1957 to 1965. Itek was manufacturing the world's most sophisticated satellite reconnaissance cameras, and the information these cameras provided about Soviet missiles and military activity was critical to US security. So was Itek. This work examines in detail the challenges Itek faced not only as a contractor for the most important national security programme of the time - the CIA's Project CORONA spy satellite - but also as a start-up company competing with established industrial giants.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2002
Branch Call Number: 327.1273 Lew
Characteristics: vi, 329 p. ; 25 cm