The Intelligencer: Journal of US Intelligence Studies, Winter/Spring 2012 issue gave special recognition to Bob Wallace's book. It described "SPYCRAFT: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE CIA'S SPYTECHS FROM COMMUNISM TO AL-QUAEDA" as "the definitive history of the Agency's gadgetry". Wallace, 32 year veteran of the CIA, Deputry and then Director of the Agency's Office of Technical Service (OTS) and is now current founder and primary Associate of Artemus Consulting Group, a consortium of retired CIA Senior officers. As Director of OTS, Wallace was responsible for the development and deployment of the Agency's spy equipment for their agents involved in worldwide clandestine operations.