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THESE ARE THE EVENTS OF 2015

Events for 2016 are HERE

Documentaries, Videos of Interviews, and Commercial Movies of Interest to AFIO members can be found here.


Icon CalendarJanuary 2015

Wednesday, 07 January 2015, noon-1pm - Washington DC. - "Iran-Contra: Reagan’s Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power" claims author Malcolm Byrne at International Spy Museum

Through exhaustive use of declassified documents, previously unavailable investigative materials, and wide-ranging interviews, Malcolm Byrne explores what made the Iran-Contra scandal possible and meticulously relates how it unfolded - including clarifying minor myths about cakes, keys, bibles, diversion memos, and shredding parties. Byrne, the Deputy Director and Research Director at the National Security Archive, demonstrates that the affair could not have occurred without awareness and approval at the top levels of the US government. He reveals an unmistakable pattern of dubious behavior - including potentially illegal conduct by the president, vice president, the secretaries of state and defense, the CIA director and others - that formed the true core of the scandal.

Tickets: Free! No registration required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

8 January 2015 - Washington, DC - The Returned Services League/Australia hosts Cal Carnes, Ret. CI officer, talking about "The Insider Threat."

The Returned & Services League of Australia, Washington Sub-Branch, hosts Calland Carnes speaking on "The Insider Threat. "
Event location: Amenities Room, Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts Ave NW., Washington, DC 20036.
Charge - $15.00, including buffet lunch and sodas. Alcoholic beverages- $2.00 each. Attire: Business casual
RSVP by noon on January 7, 2015 to David Ward at 202-352-8550 or via e-mail to dmward1973@gmail.com
NOTE: Valid photo ID required
Disclosure Caveat: This forum will follow a modified Chatham House rule. You may use the information, but with the exception of speaker's name and subject, you may make no attribution. Everything will be off the record.
Parking: While there is no parking at the Embassy, paid off street parking is available behind and under the Airline Pilots Association- 17th and Mass, and at 15th and Mass (1240 15th street). On street two hour metered parking is also available.

Saturday, 10 January 2015, 5 pm - Paradise Valley, AZ - AFIO Arizona Post-Holiday Party

AFIO BulletAs is tradition, to celebrate the New Year and welcome two new board members: Phil Pounds and Rob Reuss - the Arizona Chapter hosts this special start-of-year party.
Where: Rich and Penny Post, 4211 E Highlands Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Attire: Holiday spirit. Relaxed, warm dress.
RSVP: Simone Lopes at simone@afioaz.org or simone@4smartphone.net
Fee: $25/pp. Checks to AFIO AZ, 8614 E Appaloosa Trail, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. MC and VISA processed onsite.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015, noon - Washington DC - Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Monthly Update

International Spy Museum eventsJoin David Major, retired FBI agent and former Director of Counterintelligence, Intelligence and Security Programs, for a briefing on the hottest intelligence and security issues, breaches, and penetrations. Presented in partnership with The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies (CI Centre), these updates will cover worldwide events such as breaking espionage cases and arrest reports, cyber espionage incidents, and terrorist activity. Find out Snowden’s current status and what could happen next with this case. Major uses his expertise to analyze trends and highlight emerging issues of interest to both intelligence and national security professionals and the public. Cases are drawn from the CI Centre’s SPYPEDIA®, the most comprehensive source of espionage information in the world, containing events and information that may not be reported by mainstream media outlets. Major will also highlight and review the latest books and reports to keep you current on what is hitting think tank desks.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 11:30am - Scottsdale, AZ - The AFIO Arizona Chapter features Dr. Philip E. Jones, Dean of Embry-Riddle University

AFIO BulletDr. Philip E. Jones, Dean and Professor, College, Security and Intelligence, Security & Intelligence Department, Embry-Riddle's Prescott College of Security and Intelligence, will be sharing some of his past experience in the field, speak off the cuff and cover his background, his intel community background and explain Embry Riddle's expanded Security and Intelligence program.
Dr. Jones is a former CIA intelligence analyst and an international security expert with extensive field experience in political and security risk studies and management for corporate clients. He obtained his Ph.D. on Philosophy in International Relations at Tufts University.

Event Location: McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85258
Fee: $20 for AFIO members; $22 guests
For reservations or questions, email Simone simone@4smartphone.net or simone@afioaz.org or call and leave a message on 602.570.6016

Thursday, 15 January, 2015, 3 - 5 pm - Washington, DC - "The Marshall Plan for the Mind; The CIA Covert Book Program During the Cold War" at the Woodrow Wilson Center

The CIA Historical Programs Coordinator in cooperation with the Cold War International History Project of the Woodrow Wilson Center invites AFIO members to hear a panel of experts to discuss the origins, operation, and impact of the CIA’s Cold War “book program.”
The information monopoly of Communist regimes in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe was weakened by a covert CIA program to send books and other printed material behind the Iron Curtain.  The “book program” arranged for publication in the West of the first Russian-language edition of Boris Pasternak’s novel Doctor Zhivago. It distributed a wide range of Western literature, much non-political, to Soviet and East European elites --  both those identified with the regimes and dissidents -- who were cut off from the intellectual and cultural life of the West. The book program aimed to keep a critical mass of intellectuals in Soviet bloc countries informed about the values and culture of the free world.   Books and periodicals were mailed to Eastern Europe under the cover of various sponsoring organizations, including publishing houses and universities. They were smuggled in by travelers.  Between 1958 and 1991, some 10 million books and periodicals were distributed to East European and Soviet citizens.

Event Location: 5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center.

  • PANELISTS: A. Ross Johnson, Senior Scholar Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution; Adviser to the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Project, Hoover Archives; former Director, Radio Free Europe, Wilson Center Senior Scholar and author of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty; the CIA Years and Beyond and co-editor of Cold War Broadcasting; Impact on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. (Moderator)
  • Peter Finn, Public Policy Scholar National Security correspondent for The Washington Post. Co-author of The Zhivago Affair, which used the first set of declassified CIA documents on the book program to trace the publication of the Russian edition of Doctor Zhivago, which had been banned by the Soviet authorities.
  • David Robarge, CIA Chief Historian
  • Pawel Sowinski, Researcher, Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Science is a researcher at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Science working on a study of the "book program" for Poland. He will join the panel via Internet from Warsaw.
    Burton Gerber is adjunct professor at the Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University. He served for 39 years in the CIA Directorate of Operations as a case officer and chief of station.

The meeting takes place at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Allow time for routine security procedures. A photo ID is required for entry. To confirm time and place, contact Maria-Stella Gatzoulis on the day of the event: tel. (202) 691-4188.

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO - The Rocky Mountain Chapter meeting features Maj. Kevin Bond, PAO for 4th Infantry Div, speaking on "Religion, Ethnicity, Politics, Ideology, Tribalism in the Middle East."

AFIO BulletMajor Kevin Boyd, Public Affairs Officer, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division will be the speaker at this Rocky Mountain Chapter event. The presentation is about how complicated the problems in the Middle East are and why there is no easy solution. Religion, Ethnicity, Politics, Ideology, Tribalism and a host of issues complicate matters and make for a very difficult environment. To be held at The Inn at Palmer Divide, 443 S. Highway 105 Palmer Lake, CO, Exit 161 westbound off I-25, West on Highway 105. Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net

Friday, 16 January 2015, 4:30 pm - Washington, DC - "How to Prepare for a Foreign Intelligence Post: Preventing Mirror-Imaging" - a talk by James R. Hughes, President of AFIO National, at the Institute of World Politics

You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of "How to Prepare for a Foreign Intelligence Post: Preventing Mirror-Imaging" with James R. Hughes, incoming AFIO President, (his term begins January 2015)
James R. HUGHES is beginning his service as AFIO’s 17th President in January 2015. He had a career of US Government service, spanning 37 years in numerous foreign countries with a particular focus in the Middle East. He started in U.S. Military Intelligence in the late 1960s and then joined the CIA’s Clandestine Service. He served overseas as a Chief of Station several times, and at CIA Headquarters in a number of senior management positions, including as Chief of the Near East and South Asia Division, in the Directorate of Operations [today’s National Clandestine Service]. He was also named the Associate Deputy Director of Operations (ADDO) at the National Security Agency, 1998-99.
Following his retirement from the government in 2005, he joined EDS in Herndon, Virginia, as the Client Industry Executive for the U.S. Intelligence Community. After the HP acquisition of EDS, he continued to serve in a similar capacity until his retirement in 2012.
His parents were missionaries in Turkey in the 1950s, where Jim spent his formative years. He attended the prep schools of two of the most famous missionary-founded universities in the Middle East: Robert College in Istanbul and the American University-Beirut, in Beirut, Lebanon. He is fluent in Arabic, and has extensive knowledge of, and appreciation for, the arts, geography, culture, and religions of that region.
He has been an AFIO member since 2005 and joined the board in 2009.
RSVP mandatory • Business attire • VIP reception to follow
This event is sponsored by IWP’s Office of Professional Affiliations and the Student Government Association.
Event location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036.
For Parking, consult this map.
RSVP Required: Contact sdwyer@iwp.edu with any questions.

20 January 2015, 11:30am - 2pm - McLean, VA - Defense Intelligence Forum [DIF] hears Daniel Gallington on "Enhanced Interrogation."

Speaker: Daniel J. Gallington will speak on “Enhanced Interrogation” or Torture.
Gallington writes a popular column on national security, foreign policy and intelligence matters for the US NEWS & World Report, and is the Senior Policy & Program Advisor at The George C. Marshall Institute in Arlington, VA, where he consults on projects relating to cyber security, intelligence policy and privacy.
From 2003 to 2011, Gallington was a Senior Fellow and Member of the Board of Regents at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. While at Potomac he led PROJECT GUARDIAN- “Maintaining Civil Liberties in the Information Age,” a DARPA-funded study that established the basic policy choices for the post-9/11 realignment of threat-related information categories for more effective situational awareness. Also, he has served at the Assistant Secretary of Defense level for several organizations at the Pentagon. In other government assignments, he served as: Chief Counsel to the National Commission for the Review of the National Reconnaissance Office and Bi-partisan General Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
A former career Air Force Officer, Gallington served tours in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and with the Strategic Air Command. He is a resident graduate of both the Air Command and Staff College and the Air War College. He received the B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Illinois and the LL.M degree (International Law) from the University of Michigan Law School.
This forum will follow a modified Chatham House rule. You may use the information, but with the exception of speaker's name and subject, you may make no attribution.
Time: Registration starts at 11:30 AM, lunch at 12:00 PM
Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA
Fee: Pay at the door with a check for $29.00 payable to DIAA, Inc
RSVP: by 20 January 2015 by email to diforum@diaalumni.org. Include names, tele numbers, email addresses. For each attendee, choose among chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage with peppers or fettuccini with portabella for your luncheon selection.

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 8 - 9:45 a.m. - Arlington, VA - DTSA Director Beth M. McCormick addresses FAOA Group

The next FAOA [Foreign Area Officers Association] Distinguished Speaker event will be held from 0800-0945 on Thursday 22 January 2015 at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA.

The speaker will be Ms. Beth McCormick, the new director of the Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA). Ms. McCormick will address the defense export approval process and reform, and DoD’s role in export control policy to protect the war-fighter.

The Defense Technology Security Administration plays a key role in U.S. Government security assistance programs as the agency responsible for the development and implementation of DoD technology security policies on international transfers of defense-related goods, services and technologies.

Includes breakfast.
Location: Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Dr, Arlington, VA 22202; Dress Code: Military - Duty Uniform, Civilian - Business Casual
Fee: $25 for FAOA Members and $30 for Non-Members. Pricing includes breakfast
For more information and/or to register for this event click here.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 10am-7pm - Washington DC - Special Screening of NBC's Allegiance, New Spy Series, at the International Spy Museum

You're invited to a Special Advance Screening of NBC's gripping new spy drama Allegiance! Reception begins at 6:15PM
Featuring a Q&A panel with:
Peter Earnest, former CIA operative & SPY Museum Executive Director
Oleg Kalugin, former KGB clandestine operative
Mark Stout, former CIA intelligence analyst
Tickets: free! Space is limited, advance RSVP is required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 6:30pm-7pm - Washington DC - "88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary" by Robert Grenier, for CIA COS, at the International Spy Museum

When President George W. Bush approved the first American-Afghan War, Robert Grenier, the CIA station chief in Islamabad from 1999-2002, found himself directing it. Grenier launched the “southern campaign,” orchestrating the final defeat of the Taliban and Hamid Karzai’s rise to power in eighty-eight chaotic days. Join Grenier for the launch of his book 88 Days to Kandahar, to hear more about this critical time and the crucial players: General Tommy Franks, who balked at CIA control of “his” war; General Jafar Amin, a gruff Pakistani intelligence officer who saved Grenier from committing career suicide; and Pakistan’s brilliant ambassador to the US, Maleeha Lodhi; among others. Grenier, in addition to being a highly decorated retired officer in the CIA’s clandestine service, is also a renowned Middle East expert, who was deputy national intelligence officer for the Near East and South Asia, and former Director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center.
Tickets: $10. Register at www.spymuseum.org

Friday, 30 January 2015 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO's first 2015 luncheon features the FBI's Cyber Division Section Chief, Todd Ratcliffe, and Former Station Chief Islamabad/CIA CT Center Director Robert L. Grenier

AFIO BulletTodd Ratcliffe, the FBI's Cyber Division Section Chief, responsible for conductng the FBI’s mission to protect the US from cyber-based attacks and high technology crimes, will discuss -- OFF THE RECORD -- current issues including NK, Sony, and other looming cyber concerns. Morning speaker: Former Station Chief Islamabad, and CIA Counterterrorism Center Director Robert L. Grenier discusses dealing with warlords, Taliban dissidents, and Pakistani Intelligence in front of him... while facing equally lethal challenges behind his own lines. Hear more about his 88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary being released the week of this event.
Timing: Check-in for badge pickup at 10:30 a.m.; Grenier begins presentation at 11 a.m.; Lunch served at noon; Todd Ratcliffe begins presentation at 1:05 pm. Event closes at 2 p.m.
Morning presentation is on the record; Ratcliffe's remarks are Off The Record.
The latest intelligence books, and many others, on display and for sale throughout event.

EVENT LOCATION: The Crowne Plaza, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons Corner, VA Driving directions here or use this link: http://tinyurl.com/boey9vf
Registration has closed.
No registrations allowed on day of event nor at the hotel.

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 2:00pm - Washington DC - "Orwellian America: Government Transparency & Personal Privacy in the Digital Age" at the International Spy Museum or Newseum

In January 2015, the DC Public Library, with funds granted by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, will present a 10-day series of events titled Orwellian America? Government Transparency and Personal Privacy in the Digital Age. For a full list of programs visit dclibrary.org

Government Transparency vs. National Security

Join the Institute of Museum and Library Services at the Newseum's Knight Studio as representatives from the International Spy Museum and the Newseum Institute discuss issues of government transparency and national security needs, moderated by the Newseum.
Voice your opinion afterwards with our electronic voting system. See a TV studio in action as the conversation is live streamed to the DC Public Library website.

Tickets: Free! No registration required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Icon CalendarFebruary 2015

Wednesday, 04 February (also 11 Feb., 18 Feb., and 25 Feb.) 2015, 10:15am - Washington DC - Spy Seminar Series. Hot Spies/Cool Cases: 50 Shades of Espionage at the International Spy Museum.

Spy thrillers are filled with seductive agents who get what they want through the power of persuasion - between the sheets. Does this actually happen? Are there “Romeo spies” and “honey traps”? Is sexpionage a reality? In this series, former intelligence officers and historians share the stories of five magnetic and charming spies who used the bedroom as their base of operations.

Wednesday, 4 February 2014 - "The Swingers"
Karl and Hana Koecher came to the West as defectors, but in reality he was a Czech intelligence officer and KGB spy, and his wife Hana was a courier for Czech intelligence. Karl became a translator for the CIA and used his top secret clearance to steal documents. Together they used the swinging lifestyle of the 1970s to gain intimate access to useful people and gather other valuable information - one swingers’ club that they belonged to had at least 10 CIA staff in the membership. Jonna Mendez, former CIA chief of disguise and recipient of the CIA’s Intelligence Commendation Medal, will reveal the Koecher’s extramarital espionage exploits.

Wednesday, 11 February 2014 - "The Profumo Affair"
Party Girl Christine Keeler’s simultaneous affairs with the United Kingdom’s John Profumo, the Conservative Minister of War, and Yevgeny Ivanov, a Soviet naval attaché and GRU officer based in London, rocked the Britain. The question on everyone’s lips: what secrets had been shared by these men during pillow talk with the gorgeous model? The scandal that followed discredited Prime Minister Harold Macmillan’s Conservative government and has been the fodder for books, films, and even a musical. Dr. Mark Stout, the program director of the MA in Global Security Studies and the Certificate in National Security Studies at Johns Hopkins University, explores how indiscreet antics can destroy political careers and public confidence.

Wednesday, 18 February 2014 - "Stalin’s Romeo Spy"
Dmitri Bystrolyotov was one of the greatest Soviet spies of all time. He was recruited by Stalin for his dashing good looks and ease with languages to seduce secrets from willing targets during the 1920s and 30s. This chameleon-like character posed as a sailor, doctor, lawyer, artist, and was a favorite of Stalin before he fell from favor and was sentenced to the Gulag. Emil Draitser, a professor of Russian at Hunter College and author of Stalin's Romeo Spy: The Remarkable Rise and Fall of the KGB's Most Daring Operative, will share the intriguing story of this Soviet Casanova, whom he personally interviewed.

Wednesday 25 February 2014 - "Codename Cynthia"
As the wife of an English diplomat, Betty Thorpe Pack got a taste for intrigue in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War. She followed up by going to work for British intelligence in Warsaw, dazzling Poles in high places with the tactic of unlimited lovemaking. When World War II broke out, she headed for New York to work for William Stephenson and the British Security Coordination. Codenamed Cynthia, she used her charm and beauty to work her way through diplomatic circles in Washington. One of her most famous exploits was a deft theft of the Vichy naval ciphers from the French Embassy in DC - conducted in the nude. Natalie Zanin, the writer, director, and producer behind the educational tour company Historic Strolls, uncovers Cynthia’s “total commitment” to victory.

Tickets: $120. To register: (via phone) 202.633.3030 (online) www.SmithsonianAssociates.org. Internet Quick Tix code for the program: 1M2-761.

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 6 pm - Las Vegs, NV - AFIO Las Vegas Meeting with Speaker TBA

AFIO BulletPlease join us at 5 pm in the "Texas Star Oyster Bar" for liaison and beverages. Our featured speaker for the evening will be: TO BE ANNOUNCED Place: Texas Station Hotel and Casino in The Conference Center 2101 Texas Star Lane, North Las Vegas Nevada 89032 (702) 631-1000 You may email Mary Bentley marysinvegas@centurylink.net, anytime or call her at 702-295-0417, if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

Friday, 6 February 2015 - Chantilly, VA - ODNI S&T Future Directions Workshop.

This TS/SI/TK/USOnly) workshop
Event location: TASC Westfields I Facility, Room WF-1415, at 4801 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly, VA 20151
Supporting the ODNI IC S&T Strategic Plan
Future Directions Workshop (SI/TK)
Program: 0700-0800 Registration, Security Check-in; Contintental Breakfast; 0800-0830 Introductions, Security Briefing and Welcoming Remarks; 0830-0900 Opening Remarks: Dr. David A. Honey, Director for Science and Technology, ODNI/ATF; 0900-1000 "New Science" Initial 'Cluster' Areas - Overview Dr. David Isaacson, Lead for Intelligence Science and Technology Partnerships
For more information and/or to register, go to: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1670610
Only current "Blue" government badges can be accepted so, if you don't have one, and have not already done so, please submit your Visit Request immediately. We will be vetting our list and notifying those who haven't either submitted their information or who might have any discrepancies and, if you do not hear from us, consider yourself in good shape.
Questions to: James B. Longley, Jr., Executive Director, Adv. Technical Intelligence Assn., JBLongley@aol.com

Saturday, 7 February 2015, 11:30 am - Melbourne, FL - The Florida Satellite Chapter AFIO hears Gene Poteat, AFIO President-Emeritus, on “The Unusual and Amusing Experiences I’ve Encountered in My CIA Career.”

AFIO BulletImmediate AFIO National Past President (and now President emeritus) S. Eugene Poteat will discuss “The Unusual and Amusing Experiences I’ve Encountered in My CIA Career.” All who know him know that Gene has a keen sense of both the unusual and the amusing, and his presentation promises to be both entertaining and informative. In addition, this meeting will mark both the retirement of Chapter president Bobbie (aka Barbara) Keith and the inauguration of new president John Noble. For information and reservations, contact Barbara Keith at bobbie6769@juno.com or call 321.777.5561. Event location: Indian River Colony Club At Ease Club.

Saturday, 7 February 2015, 11 am - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter hosts meeting featuring Ted Bischof

AFIO BulletOur guest speaker will be Mr. Ted Bischof. You may remember him as our speaker in November 2009, and this time he'll be expanding on some exciting subjects only briefly touched upon back then. More details on Mr. Bischof and his presentation to follow in the newsletter, which I hope will hit the internet sometime next week. General Webb will be conducting his (in)famous "Lightning Round," so please send him any topics or subject matter you might want discussed at wwebb@comcast.net right away. Location: Country Club of Orange Park. Questions and reservations: Quiel Begonia at qbegonia@comcast.net call (904) 545-9549. Cost will be $24 each, pay the Country Club at the luncheon.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - MacDill AFB, FL - AFIO Suncoast Chapter hosts Patrick Guarnieri speaking on "intelligence applications of brain enhancement."

AFIO BulletOur Meeting features our own Chapter member Patrick Guarnieri, speaking on the latest developments and innovative approaches to modify and enhance brain function which have drawn the attention and interest of the intelligence community and the military. Patrick Guarnieri served in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969. He later earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree, Masters of Business Administration, and Law Degree. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Strategic Security. He practiced law for twenty years until 2001 when he became the Chairman of the National Conference on Homeland Security; an organization that worked with the White House and Congress to assist in the formation and organization of the Department of Homeland Security, Northern Command and numerous other security related projects. He now teaches at the University of South Florida in the National and Competitive Intelligence Programand trains the military in advanced operations augmentation. He is also the President of the National Association of HPA Professionals, which directs its attention to Human Process Augmentation that will be discussed in today’s presentation.
Patrick will be discussing the latest developments and innovative approaches to modify and enhance brain function which have drawn the attention and interest of the intelligence community and the military. He will also introduce us to the first major revision (Generation II) of Meyers-Briggs/DISC since the typologies were originally developed and will describe how the government foresees its utility.

LOCATION: MacDill AFB Surf’s Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Blvd, MacDill AFB, FL 33621. Please RSVP to the Chapter Secretary for yourself and include the names and email addresses of any guests. Email Michael Shapiro at sectysuncoastafio@att.net. You will receive a confirmation via email. If you do not, contact the Chapter Secretary to confirm your registration. Check-in at noon; opening ceremonies, lunch and business meeting at 1230 hours, followed by our speaker.
FEE: You must present your $20 check payable to “Suncoast Chapter, AFIO” (or cash) at check-in to cover the luncheon. If you make a reservation, don’t cancel and get a cancellation confirmation by the response deadline and then don’t show up, you will be responsible for the cost of the luncheon.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 11:30AM - Scottsdale, AZ - The AFIO Arizona Chapter hosts Gilbert Orrantia, Director of Arizona Department of Homeland Security

AFIO BulletDirector Gilbert M. Orrantia became the Director of the Arizona Department of Homeland Security in June, 2009. Prior to heading Arizona’s Homeland Security efforts at the State, he served in the FBI for 26 years. Mr. Orrantia brings a national and global perspective on counterterrorism that is gained from vast counterterrorism experience including the supervision of an FBI counterterrorism squad in Phoenix and serving eight years as a Supervisory Special Agent. For four years he helped lead the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in Phoenix, Arizona located at Arizona’s fusion center, known as the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC). Recognized as an expert in investigations of terrorism, drugs and violent crimes, Mr. Orrantia’s successful FBI law enforcement career is reflected in the numerous awards and commendations he received. Among them are two of the FBI’s highest commendations: the Medal of Valor and the FBI Star. These awards were made to Mr. Orrantia for his role in the deadliest firefight in FBI history;- a gun battle known as the “Miami Shootout” in which two fellow FBI agents were killed. Mr. Orrantia has lectured to members of the FBI Academy at Quantico, VA on officer safety and survival and continues to share his expertise in surviving a deadly encounter with numerous law enforcement agencies. Director Orrantia currently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Governors Association Homeland Security Advisors Council and also serves as a Tri-Chair of the National Homeland Security Consortium. In April of 2013, he was appointed by Governor Jan Brewer to serve as Co-Chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Human Trafficking. Mr. Orrantia, a native Arizonan who is fluent in Spanish, was raised in Mesa, Arizona. He is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education.
LOCATION: McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85258 ~ Phone 480.948.0260)
RSVP to Simone at simone@4smartphone.net or simone@afioaz.org or call and leave a message on 602.570.6016
WE WILL NEED YOUR RSVP no later than 72 hours ahead of time; in the past, not reserving or canceling without prior notice (72 hours prior to the meeting) created much grief for those of us organizing the meeting and dealing with the personnel. WE ARE charged for the no-shows and please remember, we are a small organization with a humble coffer.
Fee $20 for AFIO members; $22 for guests.

Wednesday, 11 February 2014, 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M - Washington, DC - Symposium on "Trials and Terrorism: The Implications of Trying National Security Cases in Article III Courts" at Georgetown Law.

The symposium will feature the following three panels:
Panel 1, “Terror Suspects: Pretrial Considerations in Civilian Terrorism Investigations,” will provide an overview of international terrorism cases from investigation to indictment.
Panel 2, “Courtroom Challenges: The Evidentiary and Trial Management Issues that Arise During Terrorism Trials” will focus on the evidentiary and procedural challenges that arise during the trial of defendants charged with terrorism offenses and the implications these potential precedents could set.
Panel 3, “Convicted Terrorists: Sentencing Considerations and Their Implications on Foreign and Domestic Policy,” will focus on the factors that impact the sentencing phase of terrorism trials.
RSVP early here.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, noon - Washington DC - Global Terrorism, Esponiage and Cybersecurity Monthly Update

International Spy Museum eventsJoin David Major, retired FBI agent and former Director of Counterintelligence, Intelligence and Security Programs, for a briefing on the hottest intelligence and security issues, breaches, and penetrations. Presented in partnership with The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies (CI Centre), these updates will cover worldwide events such as breaking espionage cases and arrest reports, cyber espionage incidents, and terrorist activity. Find out Snowden’s current status and what could happen next with this case. Major uses his expertise to analyze trends and highlight emerging issues of interest to both intelligence and national security professionals and the public. Cases are drawn from the CI Centre’s SPYPEDIA®, the most comprehensive source of espionage information in the world, containing events and information that may not be reported by mainstream media outlets. Major will also highlight and review the latest books and reports to keep you current on what is hitting think tank desks.

Tickets: Free! No registration required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 6:30pm - 7pm - Washington DC - Sex(pionage): Spies, Lies, and Naked Thighs (The Valentine Edition) at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsAs Valentine’s Day approaches, some lovers plan passionate dinners while others prepare to search their paramours’ computer hard drives. Romantic surprises aren’t always a good thing, and if you have something to hide you might just find yourself the victim of one of the oldest tricks of the trade: sexpionage. From ancient intrigues to Anna Chapman, spies, counterspies, and terrorists often conduct their covert activities under the covers. International Spy Museum Board Member and intelligence historian H. Keith Melton will reveal how seduction is used as a tool to attract and manipulate assets, to coerce and compromise targets, and to control spies in both reality and fiction. Featuring updated cases, authentic sexual entrapment videos, and technical details of the infamous Russian “honey traps,” Melton will tell all about the spies who stop at nothing to get their man - or woman!
Guests will enjoy a complimentary cocktail as they gather essential knowledge for handling any questionable or suspicious relationship.
Adult material - 18 and older strictly enforced.
Tickets: $25 Visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 11 February 2014, 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M - Washington, DC - The Journal of National Security Law & Policy Annual Symposium

The theme: Trials and Terrorism: The Implications of Trying National Security Cases in Article III Courts.
The symposium will feature the following three panels:
Panel 1, “Terror Suspects: Pretrial Considerations in Civilian Terrorism Investigations,” will provide an overview of international terrorism cases from investigation to indictment.
Panel 2, “Courtroom Challenges: The Evidentiary and Trial Management Issues that Arise During Terrorism Trials” will focus on the evidentiary and procedural challenges that arise during the trial of defendants charged with terrorism offenses and the implications these potential precedents could set.
Panel 3, “Convicted Terrorists: Sentencing Considerations and Their Implications on Foreign and Domestic Policy,” will focus on the factors that impact the sentencing phase of terrorism trials.
Location: Georgetown University Law School, Washington, DC
REGISTRATION: Will be available at http://jnslp.com/symposium/ in early 2015.

13 February 2015, 1:30 - 3 pm - Los Angeles, CA - AFIO Los Angeles Chapter Meets to conduct Election of New Officers

AFIO BulletAFIO-LA will conduct its 2015 Annual Chapter Meeting on February 13, 2015 (Friday) from 1.30 PM-3 PM at Alejo's Restaurant in Playa del Rey, the address is listed below. We will be conducting our re-election of chapter officers along with an open discussion of our agenda for the new year of 2015. This meeting is open only to current updated dues chapter members, lunch will be served, if you are interested in running for any of the chapter officer positions or attending this meeting please RSVP via email (AFIO_LA@yahoo.com) by February 6, 2015.
Location: Alejo's Italian Restaurant, 8343 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Agenda: Election of Officers: President & Treasurer; Treasurer's Financial Report; Upcoming Events & Focus for 2015; Open Discussion.

17 February 2015, 11:30 am - 2 pm - McLean, VA - DIAA's DIF meets to hear Russell Rochte on "Media Wars."

Mr. Russell C. Rochte, Jr. will speak on “Media Wars.” at the Defense Intelligence Forum, a gathering of the Defense Intelligence Alumni Association.
He will discuss recent academic studies which point out Al Q’aida and Associated Movements attempts to wage media wars. U.S.A. strengths and weaknesses against these wars will be discussed. He will suggest both a strategy and a body of tactics for both short-term and long-term success in the “war of ideas” via television media.
Mr. Rochte is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and has been a member of the faculty of the National Intelligence University since 2005. He teaches courses in information operations, information power, foreign info ops, globalization, and propaganda/propaganda analysis to graduate and undergraduate students from across the U.S. Intelligence Community. He also lectures by request several times yearly to audiences at the National Defense University; the NATO School at Oberammergau, Germany; Johns Hopkins University; the USMC Command & Staff College; and by invitation at a variety of events, both in CONUS and abroad.
Mr. Rochte graduated in 1980 from the University of Michigan as the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Distinguished Military Graduate, and received a regular Army commission as a second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He retired from the U.S. Army in 2005 as a Lieutenant Colonel, after more than 25 years of active commissioned service. From June 2003 until his retirement, he taught information operations and information assurance courses on campus and on-line as a Professor of Systems Management at the Information Resources Management College of the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan (BA) and Troy State (MS), and has completed additional post-graduate work in information assurance, systematic theology, and American history.
Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA. Generous, free parking.
Fee: Pay at the door with a check for $29.00 payable to DIAA, Inc. Checks are preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payments are discouraged.
This forum will follow a modified Chatham House rule. You may use the information, but with the exception of speaker's name and subject, you may make no attribution. Everything will be off the record.
RSVP: Make reservations by 17 February 2015 by email to diforum@diaalumni.org. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. For each attendee, choose among chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portabella for your luncheon selection. Please include your luncheon selection to reduce the wait time for your food!!!

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 2 PM - Washington, DC - Struggle for Minds & Wills: (Im)mobilizing the People through Information Warfare with Matthew C. Armstrong

AFIO members are cordially invited to a presentation by Matthew Armstrong on Information War.
Public opinion is once again a major element of international relations as today’s communication environment has eroded the dominance of traditional state and commercial media in autocracies to democracies. Concurrently, the traditional boundaries of time, distance, language, and history have virtually disappeared to allow new information flows and opportunities to opt into identities and associations. In this fluid environment, how has information fundamentally altered diplomacy?
Matthew C. Armstrong is an author, speaker, and strategist on issues related to public diplomacy. Since August 2013, he has served as a Member on the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Armstrong chairs the Special Committee on the Voice of America in the 21st Century and is a member of the Advisory Committee and the Special Committee on the Creation of a Chief Executive Officer. He also served as the chair of the Special Committee on the Future of Shortwave Broadcasting, which on August 1, 2014, issued its report, To Be Where the Audience Is. In 2011, he served as executive director of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. Previously, Armstrong was an adjunct lecturer of public diplomacy at the Annenberg School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Southern California. In 2010, he founded and served as president of the MountainRunner Institute. Since 2004, his blog www.MountainRunner.us has shaped discussions on public diplomacy and strategic communication. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Diplomacy Council and a member of the National Press Club. Armstrong earned a B.A. in International Relations and a Master of Public Diplomacy from the University of Southern California. He currently lives in London. Please note that Mr. Armstrong will be discussing his views as a subject matter expert, and not those of the U.S. Government.
Event location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036. Parking map.
RSVP to sdwyer@iwp.edu.

Friday, 20 February 2015, 1:00pm - 4:00pm - Washington DC - Meet A Spy: Sandy Grimes at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsJoin us at the International Spy Museum Store and “Meet A Spy” - uncover the world of espionage and intelligence from people who practiced professionally. Sandy Grimes is a longtime veteran of the CIA’s clandestine service who - along with her co-worker Jeanne Vertefeuille - helped capture Aldrich Ames, the infamous CIA officer turned traitor. Meet Sandy Friday, February 20.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Saturday, 21 February 2015, 1 - 4pm - Washington DC - Meet A Spy: Melissa Mahle, at the International Spy Museum

Join us at the International Spy Museum Store and “Meet A Spy” - uncover the world of espionage and intelligence from people who practiced professionally. Melissa Mahle is a former US intelligence officer and 16-year covert operative for the CIA in the Middle East. Meet Melissa Saturday, February 21.

Tickets: Free! No registration required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 6:30pm-8:45pm - Washington DC - "The Role of African Americans in Intelligence Operations" at the International Spy Museum

In the history of intelligence, African American contributions have too often been unknown, overlooked, and understated. To provide a more complete and accurate account, Connie Huff, a retired US Army counterintelligence special agent and instructor, will focus not only on key events, but also on the implications of race and gender in espionage. She’ll also discuss spies on the personal level: their motivations, risk taking, sacrifices, contributions, accomplishments - and betrayals. This survey begins with the Revolutionary War Era; and includes the organizers of the Underground Railroad, who used intelligence tradecraft and collection techniques without benefit of training or mentoring; the Civil War era slaves and free blacks who took initiative at great personal risk to provide information they observed or heard in the course of their work tasks; the daring 20th century spies, double agents, and in some cases traitors to America; and individuals who are part of the intelligence community today.
Tickets: $12. Register at www.spymuseum.org

Icon CalendarMarch 2015

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 10 am - 1 pm - Annapolis Junction, MD - National Cryptologic Museum Foundation [NCMF] 2015 Spring Cryptologic Program featured Col. Phil Thompson, USAF(R) on "Little Things Matter: What Our Eyes Won't See and Our Ears Won't Hear."

The NCMF is pleased to welcome Phil Thompson, Col, USAF (Ret), for the Foundation's 2015 Spring Cryptologic Program. You will not want to miss this exciting program which promises new information and humorous anecdotes. Col. Thompson will speak about his intelligence experiences as an attaché in Poland and the challenges of overcoming conventional wisdom, preconceived notions, and an aversion to studying maps of Soviet installations. The title of his presentation is "Little Things Matter: What Our Eyes Won't See and Our Ears Won't Hear."
Col. Thompson is a retired Air Force Signals Intelligence Officer who served as the Air and Defense Attaché in Poland during the era of Solidarity and the imposition of martial law in the early 1980s. His career included assignments in Pakistan, Vietnam, Germany, Greece, and Poland, as well as tours with the National Security Agency and the Pentagon. He also served on the faculty of the U.S. Army War College where he taught courses in national security strategy, the theory of war and strategic leadership with a special focus on Generals Ulysses S. Grant and George C. Marshall.
For further insight into the program: recommended reading is The Priest Who Had to Die by John Moody and Roger Boyes and A Secret Life by Ben Weiser. Both books are interesting reads on the cold-war era in Poland during the early 1980s and copies will be available for sale at the program.
Registration Details: Registration for the event includes lunch which will be served from noon-1 pm. Registration has closed. ***Registration closed 26 February.***
Event Location: L-3 Communications at 2720 Technology Drive, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701

5 March 2015 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Andre LeGallo Chapter hosts Lt. Col. Enrique Oti, National Security Affairs Fellow, Hoover Institution.

AFIO BulletTopic: "Chinese Threats to the Internet - It is Not Just Hacking." The briefing will cover Chinese hacker methodologies and will dive deeply into Chinese vision for the future of cyberspace and the threats to the United States that this entails. Four unique Chinese cyber strategies (domestic development, international environment, domestic security and war) will be discussed.

11:30AM no host cocktails; meeting starts at noon. United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, SF (between Sloat/Wawona). E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi at afiosf@aol.com and you will be sent an Eventbrite link to reigster. Alternately, mail a check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011. Members and students: $25; non-members $35. $35 at the door. RSVP is required for this meeting.

Monday, 09 March 2015, 6:45pm-7:00pm - Washington DC - "Full Disclosure: Creative Responses to the Digital Privacy Crisis" at the International Spy Museum

As surveillance expands increasingly into public and private life, people - from artists to business owners - are finding very personal and creative ways to respond. Hear the intriguing ways some individuals are tackling issues of digital privacy and conducting their own surveillance of surveillance! Kojo Nnamdi, the acclaimed radio journalist and host, will moderate a wide-ranging discussion of this issue featuring: Julia Angwin, senior reporter, ProPublica and author of Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance; Allison Druin, chief futurist, University of Maryland (UMD) Division of Research, WAMU/88.5 Computer Gal; Peter Earnest, executive director, International Spy Museum; Hasan Elahi, associate professor, UMD Department of Art and noted interdisciplinary media artist; and Michael German, fellow, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School, former FBI special agent and author of Thinking Like a Terrorist: Insights of a Former FBI Undercover Agent.
Presented in partnership with UMD Future of Information Alliance, Design | Cultures and Creativity Student Council, and ACES (Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students) Student Board.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 4:30 - 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - "Surviving the End: A Practical Guide for Everyday Americans in the Age of Terror" - presenation by James Jay Carafano

Bioterrorism. Dirty bombs. Electromagnetic pulse attacks. Threats with the power to annihilate our way of life constantly hang over Americans' heads. But you don't have to dig yourself a bunker to make it through the worst.
Terrorism expert and former Army Lt. Colonel James Jay Carafano has created the guide for everyday Americans to weather the harshest storms. Surviving the End is a disaster preparation book for average Americans, outlining practical, achievable, common-sense skills and precautions that anyone can take to prepare for the next big disaster. You don't have to have a cellar full of canned goods or battlefield combat training to follow Carafano's recommendations. Surviving the End covers situations from natural disasters to global warfare with a down-to-earth style that average families can relate to and learn from. With advice that could be applied to personal emergencies as well as national emergencies, the tips and tricks Carafano shares aren't just for doomsday, they're for every day.
James Jay Carafano, Heritage Foundation's leading expert on national security and foreign policy challenges, is an accomplished historian, author and teacher. Carafano is adjunct professor at Georgetown University and The Institute of World Politics and has served as a visiting professor at National Defense University, assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., director of military studies at the Army's Center of Military History, and fleet professor at the U.S. Naval War College.
Event location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036 Parking map
Questions: contact sdwyer@iwp.edu
Register here.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 11 am - Albuquerque, NM - The AFIO NM Chapter features LCDR Damon Runyan, USN (Ret.) on The Christening and Commissioning of the USS New Mexico (SSN-779)

AFIO BulletDamon Runyan is a retired Lieutenant Commander with 20 years of service in the United States Navy. He also recently retired from work with the Missile Defense Agency at Kirtland AFB working on the Airborne Laser Program. Damon is a former Kiwanis member from the early 2000’s. Since 2001, Damon has been a member of the Navy League committee that petitioned the Navy to name one of its new class of submarines after our great State. He has been instrumental with 12 other people in the Christening and Commissioning of the USS New Mexico (SSN-779).

He has been married to his wife Michelle for 40 years, and has two children and two grandchildren, all here in Albuquerque. He is a graduate of New Mexico State University and holds a Master’s degree from the Naval Post-graduate School in Monterey, California.

Damon and Michelle were given the rare opportunity to ride the USS New Mexico for 14 hours while off the coast of Florida in 2010.
Event location: The Egg & I, 6909 Menaul Blvd (just East of Louisiana)
Sign In and Order Lunch: 11:00 / Pledge of Allegiance, Call to Order 11:30
Inquiries or registrations to foreigndevil@yahoo.com

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 11:30am - Scottsdale, AZ - AFIO Arizona Chapter hears Rick Dale, Emergency Management Expert on "Ensuring our Homeland Security."

AFIO BulletWhat keeps you awake at night? Would you sleep better knowing that Arizona State University’s Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security is creating solutions to threats to our safety and well-being?
Learn of emerging solutions to issues such as the early detection of Ebola, human and sex trafficking, and the ability to immediately detect impairment due to marijuana and drug usage. Discover how the center brings together the knowledge and capacity of the entire ASU enterprise to create innovative solutions for the preparation, response, recovery, and management of natural or man-made incidents.
Rick E. Dale is Executive Director of the ASU Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security and Professor of Practice in the College of Public Service and Community Solutions. He will be discussing "Ensuring our Homeland Security." Prior to joining ASU in 2013 to launch the center, Dale served as executive chairman and chief executive officer of IXP Corporation. Dale founded IXP in 2000, building it into an industry leader serving the emergency-solution needs of government, university, healthcare, and energy clients. Dale has more than three decades of experience in executive and technical management, professional services, and system integration in the broad emergency solution sector.

LOCATION: McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 McCormick Pkwy, Scottsdale ~ Phone 480.948.0260.
RSVP to Simone at simone@afioaz.org or call her at 602.570.6016 no later than 72 hrs ahead of time. Meeting fees are now $25.00

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, noon - Washington DC - Global Terrorism, Esponiage and Cybersecurity Monthly Update

International Spy Museum eventsJoin David Major, retired FBI agent and former Director of Counterintelligence, Intelligence and Security Programs, for a briefing on the hottest intelligence and security issues, breaches, and penetrations. Presented in partnership with The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies (CI Centre), these updates will cover worldwide events such as breaking espionage cases and arrest reports, cyber espionage incidents, and terrorist activity. Find out Snowden’s current status and what could happen next with this case. Major uses his expertise to analyze trends and highlight emerging issues of interest to both intelligence and national security professionals and the public. Cases are drawn from the CI Centre’s SPYPEDIA®, the most comprehensive source of espionage information in the world, containing events and information that may not be reported by mainstream media outlets. Major will also highlight and review the latest books and reports to keep you current on what is hitting think tank desks.

Tickets: Free! No registration required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 6:30pm-7:00pm - Washington DC - "Spies & Wine: Frauds, Fakes, and Fun" at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsAre drinking and counterfeiting an unlikely combination? Not for the experts in this lighthearted exploration of spies and wine. For intelligence officers like Tony Mendez, whose most famous mission during his time in the CIA was portrayed in the film ARGO, the ability to create documents that would pass as valid behind enemy lines could mean the difference between life and death. For Jason Tesauro, author, chief sommelier and national brand director for Barboursville Vineyards, the ability to understand the subtle differences between European wines and their “counterfeit” counterparts is vital to keeping his palate polished and his clientele happy. Former CIA chief of disguise Jonna Mendez will brief us on some of her favorite (declassified) CIA drinking tips and tales. Following this lively discussion, guests will have the opportunity to taste and compare three different European wines with their Virginia twins, including Champagne, Vermentino and Bourdeaux blends.
Guests must be 21 to participate. Ticket price includes three wine comparison tastings, six wines total.
Tickets: $75. Register at www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 5 - 7:30 pm - Arlington, VA - BG (R) Peter Zwack discusses Experiences in Russia as US Senior Defense Official to the Turbulent Present

FAOA [Foreign Area Officer Association] Distinguished Speaker & Reception Event features BG (Ret) Peter Zwack, former Defense Attaché (DATT) to Russia. BG Zwack, a US Army FAO, will address his experiences in Russia as the US Senior Defense Official (SDO)/DATT, going from a period of peaceful security cooperation and the successful Sochi Winter Olympics to the rapid deterioration of relations between the United States and Russia to their lowest point since the Cold War as a result of the Crimean and eastern Ukraine crises. Reception: 5:00 to 6:30; Remarks and Q&A: 6:30 to 7:30
Location: Army-Navy Country Club, 1700 Army-Navy Dr, Arlington VA 22202 Price: $25.
Event includes appetizers and cash bar. Dress: Coat and Tie/Uniform of the Day
Register here.

12 March 2015, noon - 2 pm - Washington, DC - When did the Civil War end and what part did Australia have in it? - asks author William Connery at this presentation at the Embassy of Australia

In 2015 we commemorate the end of the sesquicentennial of the War Between the States. For the general public, General Lee’s surrender to General Grant at Appomattox Court House in April 1865 ended the War. Others say that the War never ended! In reality, the last shot of the Civil War was fired, not on an obscure battlefield, but in the iceberg-bound Bering Sea nearly three month after Robert E. Lee’s surrender. And the Last Confederate Flag was not lowered until November 1865 in Liverpool, England.
Author William S. Connery grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, considered ‘neutral territory’ in the Civil War. As a young boy, his family visited the battlefields of Gettysburg, Antietam, Harpers Ferry and other local historical sites. He has a degree in history from the University of Maryland–College Park. Since 1989, Mr. Connery has lived in Fairfax County. He has been contributing to the Civil War Courier, the Washington Times Civil War page and other publications. In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal, from the Fairfax Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, for his History Press book Civil War Northern Virginia 1861. His other book, Mosby’s Raids in Civil War Northern Virginia, deals with the Gray Ghost of the Confederacy, and his amazing life before, during, and after the War! Mr. Connery is a member of the Company of Military Historians and the Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table. He is a frequently requested speaker on the Civil War and other American history topics in the Washington, DC, metro region. Since April 2013 he has been the docent at the Mosby in Warrenton.
The Returned & Services League of Australia, Washington Sub-Branch, are the hosts for this event.
Where: Amenities Room, Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Charge - $15.00, including buffet lunch and sodas. Alcoholic beverages -$2.00 each.
NOTE: Valid photo ID required. Attire: Business casual
RSVP by noon on Wednesday 11 March 2015 to David Ward at 202-352-8550 or via e-mail to dmward1973@gmail.com.
Parking: While there is no parking at the Embassy, paid off street parking is available behind and under the Airline Pilots Association- 17th and Mass, and at 15th and Mass (1240 15th street). On street two hour metered parking is also available.

13-15 March 2015 - Groton, CT - The New England Chapter of the Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (NCVA-NE) holds Spring Mini-Reunion.

THE NCVA-NE holds its spring mini-reunion at the Groton Inn and Suites, Groton, CT. The hotel registration cut-off date for the guaranteed rate is 13 February 2015. For additional information call Mr. Ed Carey at (603) 424-4192 or Mr. Vic Knorowski, publicity chairman, at (518) 664-8032.
NCVA-NE consists of those vets who served with the U.S. Naval Security Group or one of its successor commands (NETWARCOM, CYBERCOM), and were honorably discharged from U.S. Armed Forces, and now reside in New England or the surrounding states. Members that need a registration form or hotel information can get either by visiting the NCVA-NE Yahoo group website.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 12:00pm - Washington DC - Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Monthly Update

International Spy Museum eventsJoin David Major, retired FBI agent and former Director of Counterintelligence, Intelligence and Security Programs, for a briefing on the hottest intelligence and security issues, breaches, and penetrations. Presented in partnership with The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies (CI Centre), these updates will cover worldwide events such as breaking espionage cases and arrest reports, cyber espionage incidents, and terrorist activity. Find out Snowden’s current status and what could happen next with this case. Major uses his expertise to analyze trends and highlight emerging issues of interest to both intelligence and national security professionals and the public. Cases are drawn from the CI Centre’s SPYPEDIA®, the most comprehensive source of espionage information in the world, containing events and information that may not be reported by mainstream media outlets. Major will also highlight and review the latest books and reports to keep you current on what is hitting think tank desks.
Tickets: Free! No reservations required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

18-19 March 2015 - Fairfax, VA - The National Military Intelligence Association holds its National Intelligence Symposium with the theme "A Deep Look within the Intelligence Community (IC)"

Symposium will be conducted at the SECRET/NOFORN security level with the theme: "A Deep Look within the Intelligence Community (IC)". During the National Military Intelligence Association (NMIA) 2015 National Intelligence Symposium (NIS 15') they will explore the current state of the Intelligence Community in terms of current realities. They will place particular emphasis on how the "Big 5" and Service "2's" will address meeting dynamic demands on intelligence in face of our country's fiscal challenges. They will examine what is being planned within each agency; budget, organization, new programs and programs that are ending, future IC contractor workforce, current government workforce issues and initiative, improvements to acquisition and near term major projects.
Location: Northrop Grumman Corporation Auditorium 12900 Federal Systems Park Drive Fairfax, VA 22033
To register visit http://www.nmia.org/?page=NIS2015

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO - The Rocky Mountain Chapter presents Col. T. Small, Special Operations Command North.

AFIO BulletThe presentation is about Turkey, the Region and Current Conflicts. To be held at The Monument Hill Country Club, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument, CO 80132. Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net Directions are here.

19 March 2015, 12.30-2pm - Los Angeles, CA - AFIO-LA Chapter Meets to discuss spy "Christopher Marlowe" with Francis Hamit

AFIO BulletFrancis Hamit will be discussing "Christopher Marlowe" an upcoming film about the poet, playwright and spy who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada. The spy thriller is based on the 1988 stage play about Christopher Marlowe's service as a secret agent for the Crowne. The film will be shot in the UK later this year and Francis Hamit will serve as the Executive Producer. More about that movie can be seen here.
Location: LAPD-ARTC, 5651 W Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Francis Hamit served in the US Army Security Agency during the Vietnam War. Francis Hamit discovered this story when he worked for the Encylopaedia Britannica and wrote a number articles about intelligence organizations and personalities, he has written several historical fiction spy thrillers and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and a member of AFIO since 1987.
RSVP via email AFIO_LA@yahoo.com

Thursday, 19 March 2015), 1:00pm - 4:00pm - Washington DC - Meet A Spy: Sandy Grimes at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsJoin us at the International Spy Museum Store and “Meet A Spy” - uncover the world of espionage and intelligence from people who practiced professionally. Sandy Grimes is a longtime veteran of the CIA’s clandestine service who - along with her co-worker Jeanne Vertefeuille - helped capture Aldrich Ames, the infamous CIA officer turned traitor. Meet Sandy Friday, February 20.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Friday, 20 March 2015, 1 - 4pm - Washington DC - Meet A Spy: Melissa Mahle, at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsJoin us at the International Spy Museum Store and “Meet A Spy” - uncover the world of intelligence from officers who practiced professionally. Melissa Mahle is a former US intelligence officer and 16-year covert operative for the CIA in the Middle East. Meet Melissa Saturday, Friday, March 20.

Tickets: Free! No registration required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - "Terrorism in Vacationland: it's closer than you think" will be the subject of Chet Lunner’s talk at AFIO Maine Chapter's meeting.

AFIO BulletTucked into the extreme northeast corner of the U.S. with a friendly neighbor across much of its border to the north, a sparse population, and miles of uninhabited forest Maine, at first glance, seems a safe haven from major criminal activity, terrorists, and threats to national security. Nothing could be further from the truth. World War II found Maine’s long coastline and lonely beaches attractive to Nazi saboteurs arriving quietly in the night by submarine headed to heavily populated area to the south. In the 1960s the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar carried on a flourishing drug business using airfields hidden in the Maine wilderness. One of the World Trade Center towers fell to 9/11 hijackers who set out from Portland, Maine.

Chet Lunner retired in 2010 as Deputy Under Secretary of Homeland Security in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A). Until 2012 he served as senior instructor for a series of seminars on the importance of National Information Sharing for law enforcement executives sponsored by the International Association of Police and funded by the Department of Justice. Lunner will discuss Maine’s unique geographic location in relation to terrorism and national security and links to the Boston Marathon bombers. He will also tell about several high profile terrorism cases in Canada and the potential danger from active terrorists in Quebec and Ontario. Our speaker will describe Canada’s tough anti-terrorism laws and why they have recently been tightened. He continues to support DHS policies and emphasizes that Homeland Security encompasses local, state and federal duties and is a national mission for all of us.

Event location: the Brick Store Museum Program Center, 4 Dane Street, Kennebunk. The meeting is open to the public. For information call 207-967-4298 or email speers@gwi.net.

23 - 27 March 2015 - Arlington, VA - Cyberforce Superiority™ Executive/Managers

Cyberforce Superiority™, training cyber operators to be more broadly based, integrating offense, defense and forensics into a holistic program. Unlike most cyber training courses that emphasize either computer security or hacking skills, this course gives students a preliminary integrated understanding of the methodologies and interrelated offensive and defensive factors that come into play when training a cyber warrior. This is a practical course with instruction that is focused on in-class computer exercises and lab work. This course is ideal for executives, managers and supervisory personnel who play a role in planning, operations, risk assessment, policy and ethics. This course also allows the more technical student to benchmark his or her skills against the entirety of curriculum learning objectives.
INDIVIDUAL ENROLLMENT COURSE at The Intelligence & Security Academy®, a leading provider of innovative education and training in a broad range of national security issues and the more general area of analytic training, is pleased to announce the schedule for its 2015 OpenAcademy® individual enrollment course offerings. All courses will be held in Arlington, Virginia. AFIO members will receive a 10% discount on all OpenAcademy® courses! Register on-online and select “AFIO Registration” as an option for the discounted registration fee.
Courses are typically held in our classroom in Arlington, Virginia (just 2 blocks from the Ballston metro stop) unless otherwise noted. Individual enrollment courses are unclassified.
Visit us at www.theintelligenceacademy.net/openacademy for more information.

Tues-Wed, 24-25 March 2015 - Washington, DC - International Conference on Exercises, Gaming, and Simulations for Intelligence and National Security, Communication, Culture & Technology Program (CCTP)

Dates and times: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:30 AM - Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
This international conference, between the Center for Intelligence Services and Democratic Systems at Rey Juan Carlos University and the School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University will enhance the role of experiential learning methods and techniques showcasing original simulations, exercises, and games applied to national security intelligence, competitive intelligence, and foreign affairs. The conference will bring together ideas, concepts and demonstrations that can further train and educate military, law enforcement, and national security professionals.
A sample of conference topics include:  Scenario-based approach for developing the links between analysis and reporting;  Computational Simulation In Intelligence Analysis;  The Induction Game and Intelligence Education;  Gaming and Modeling Before a Crisis;  Use of Gaming and Exercise as Part of an Engagement Strategy;  Gaming the Nexus between Intelligence and Policy;  Concrete Tabletop Exercises for Cognitive Skill Development in Analysts;  Serious gaming & how to create visionary practitioners and policy makers;  Balancing Realism and Playability in the Intelligence Classroom;  Structured Analytic Techniques for Cyber Security through Role Playing; Cyber-Attack and Ethics Simulations;  Virtual Training Systems and Survival Humanistic Factors;
Discounted hotel accommodations, questions or comments should be directed to Dr. Jan Goldman jg28@georgetown.edu or Dr. Ruben Arcos Martin, ruben.arcos@urjc.es (outside North America)
Registration and Information is available here.

Icon CalendarApril 2015

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 6 pm - Las Vegas, NV - The Las Vegas Chapter hosts Col. Kent Chaplin on "Jihadist Threat to the Homeland."

AFIO BulletThe next AFIO Roger E. McCarthy Las Vegas Chapter Meeting will be held in the Conference Center at Texas Station Casino, 2101 Texas Star Ln, North Las Vegas, NV (corner of Rancho Blvd. and W Lake Mead Blvd) N Las Vegas, NV 89032
Please join at 5 p.m. in the Texas Star Oyster Bar for liaison and beverages.
Our featured speaker will be: Kent Chaplin on "Jihadist Threat to the Homeland: Foreign & Domestic."
Colonel Chaplin is a retired USAF intelligence officer with over 35 years of experience in the intelligence field. He is currently employed by the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration as the Field Intelligence Officer for Southern Nevada. His military postings include: acting US Air Forces Southern, Director of Intelligence (A2) & 12th Air Force Senior Intelligence Officer; USAF Military Intelligence Program Portfolio Manager for the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence; Commander, 380th Air Expeditionary Operational Support Squadron, United Arab Emirates during operations IRAQI FREEDOM & ENDURING FREEDOM; Middle East/Africa, Area Specialist/Regional Analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency; Senor US European Command Representative to Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Email me Christy Zalesny at christyzalesny@yahoo.com or call 702-271-5667 if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 7:30pm-10pm - Washington, DC - Meet the Cast & Creators of AMC's TURN! Special Advance Screening & VIP Reception at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsFollowing the 90 minute screening will be exclusive panel and Q&A with Barry Josephson, Executive Producer, Alexander Rose, author of Washington's Spies and cast members including Jamie Bell, Heather Lind and Burn Gorman.
7:30 PM --- VIP Reception; 8:30 PM --- Screening of episode 201; 9:15 PM --- Panel with cast and creators.
TURN: Washington's Spies returns on April 13 for a two-hour premiere at 9/8c.
Tickets: FREE! Advanced RSVP Required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 11am-noon - Washington, DC - Washington's Spies - Alexander Rose at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsAn in-store book signing with Alexander Rose, author of Washington’s Spies, the book upon which AMC's TURN: Washington’s Spies is based. After serving as a consultant for the first season, Rose joined as a co-producer and writer for Season 2. His latest book, Men of War: The American Soldier in Combat at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima, will be published in June 2015.
Basing his tale on original research, Rose reveals the story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War, going beyond the battlefront and examining the role of double agents, triple crosses, covert operations, code-breaking, and the courageous, flawed individuals who inhabited this wilderness of mirrors - including the spymaster at the heart of it all, George Washington.
Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 08 April 2015, 11:30am - 2 pm - Scottsdale, AZ - FBI Special Agent William Lace addresses AFIO Arizona on "Economic Espionage and CI Threats and Issues."

AFIO BulletWilliam Lace has been a special agent with the FBI for 16 years. He has served as the FBI Phoenix Division’s Counterintelligence Strategic Partnership coordinator for the past 5 years. As the coordinator, Lace oversees the FBI’s Business Alliance and Academic Alliance programs within the State of Arizona, working with business and academia on national security issues such as the protection of classified information and intellectual property, the prevention and mitigation of cyber intrusions, and the protection of information for overseas travelers.Lace has been assigned to counterintelligence squads for the entirety of his FBI career and worked at the FBI Washington, DC field office before transferring to Phoenix in 2005. In 2003, he received the Director’s Award for Outstanding Counterintelligence Investigation for his work on the Brian Patrick Regan espionage investigation. Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Lace worked for 7 years as a civil engineer in private consulting practices.
LOCATION: McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85258 ~ Phone 480.948.0260
RSVP no later than 72-hours before Apr 8, to Simone at simone@afioaz.org or call and leave a message on 602.570.6016. Fee to attend is: $25.

Thursday, 09 April 2015, 7 - 10pm - Washington DC - An Evening with a Futurist: Dinner with Marc Goodman at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsFuturist Marc Goodman was voted by the TED Talks community as the speaker “most likely to freak you out.” A global thinker, writer, and consultant focused on the profound change technology is having on terrorism, crime, and security, he was the FBI’s Futurist in Residence and has worked for INTERPOL, the United Nations, NATO, and the LAPD - and tonight he’ll be your companion at dinner. As the founder of the Future Crimes Institute, Marc Goodman shares his thoughts on how disruptive technologies - such as artificial intelligence, the social data revolution, synthetic biology, virtual worlds, robotics, ubiquitous computing, and location-based services - form the basis for his new book Future Crimes. At this gathering, International Spy Museum historian Dr. Vince Houghton will lead a conversation with Goodman about the future of cyber intrigue. They will cover everything from cyberterrorism to the Dark Web to how individuals, businesses, and governments can protect themselves from cyber crimes too terrifying to imagine. You will be one of only seven guests at Poste Moderne Brasserie for this three-course dinner. You will receive a copy of Future Crimes when you reserve your space.
To Register: contact Laura Hicken lhicken@spymuseum.org or 202.654.0932. Tickets: $300. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Friday, 10 April 2015, 4:30-6:30 PM - Washington, DC - British Patriot or Soviet Spy? Clarifying a Major Cold War Mystery

AFIO members are cordially invited to a presentation analyzing whether former MI5 Director General, Roger Hollis, was or was not a Soviet agent.
Will include argument maps by Paul Monk, Ph.D. Former Senior Intelligence Officer, Australian Defence Intelligence Organization; Argument mapping/Bayesian expert; Co-founder of Austhink, a critical-thinking skills consulting firm.
Reception to follow
Panelists are:
Raymond J. Batvinis, Ph.D., Retired FBI Supervisory Agent; IWP Professor of counterintelligence history; author of The Origins of FBI Counterintelligence.
David L. Charney, M.D., Consulting psychiatrist to the U. S. intelligence community; expert on the psychology of the “insider spy”; Medical Director, Roundhouse Square Counseling Center.
Harvey Klehr, Ph.D., Intelligence historian, Emory University; Co-author of Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America.
Charles R. Twardy, Ph.D., George Mason University; Expert in Argument Mapping and other critical thinking methodologies.
Moderator is...
John L. Wilhelm, Former U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer; TIME magazine correspondent; Independent PBS Writer/Producer/Director; author of a forthcoming history of Russian Military Intelligence (the GRU).
More information about this conference can be found here.
To register online, do so here.
Event location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036. Parking map.
Please contact sdwyer@iwp.edu with any questions

10 - 11 April 2015 - New Haven, CT - Yale Veterans Summit

Bridging the Divide: The Way Forward in US Civil-Military Relations. Join for the two-day inaugural Yale Veterans Summit to be held on campus April 10th & 11th. This event will bring together a formidable cross section of military, government, civic, and academic leaders to discuss the most pressing needs and challenges facing service members and veterans today, and the way forward for civil-military relations in the United States. More information is here.

Friday, 10 April 2015, noon - 2pm - Loudoun, VA - Loudoun Crime Commission Luncheon features Dr. David Goodfriend on Bioterrorism and the County Health Department

Don’t miss the Crime Commission's next luncheon featuring Dr. David Goodfriend, Director of the Loudoun Health District of the Virginia Department of Health. Dr Goodfriend will speak on the topic of Bioterrorism and the Loudoun County Health Department's role in responding to this serious issue.
Location: Belmont Country Club
RSVP by April 7th at RSVP@loudouncrimecommission.org

Monday, 13 April 2015, 6:30pm - Washington DC - Sensors Everywhere: Satellites and Mobile Technology for Documenting Human Rights Abuses - at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsHuman rights investigators increasingly use advanced technologies such as imagery satellites in their work documenting abuses around the globe. Traditionally these tools have been reserved for national intelligence services, but now they are standard tools for research by private organizations as well.
These readily available “eyes in the sky” give safe access to dangerous conflict zones such as Syria, or closed-off areas such as political prison camps in North Korea. Next generation micro-satellites even have the potential to provide full-motion video documentation. While satellite imagery has been likened to looking through a soda straw, the spread of cell phones and digital social networks provides visual documentation in real-time on a massive scale. However, this comes with its own challenges, as videos or pictures shared via YouTube or Facebook can be faked or shared within the wrong context.
Join for a thought-provoking evening with Christoph Koettl of Amnesty International on the opportunities and pitfalls of advanced technologies in the hands of private researchers and investigators.
Dr. Mark Stout, the program director of the MA in Global Security Studies and the Certificate in National Security Studies at Johns Hopkins University, will host.
Tickets: $10. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 10am - 3pm - Linthicum Heights, MD - Hiring Event for those with Security Clearances

CI & Full Scope Polygraph-Tested Professionals can apply for new jobs. Location: BWI Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD

To attend, you must create and file an online resume. Do so here.

Companies will be recruiting from: Abacus Technology Corp • AECOM Government Services; Altamira Technologies Corporation • AT&T Government Solutions; Bridges Consulting Inc • Camber Corporation • Chameleon Integrated Services; CyberCore Technologies • Cyberspace Solutions LLC • Deloitte Exceptional Software Strategies Inc • EXELIS • Hewlett Packard Intelligent Decisions • L-3 National Security Solutions • LGS Innovations Lockheed Martin • Microsoft, National Security Agency • Northrop Grumman • Parsons • SAGE Management • SAIC • TASC • The Boeing Company • The Josef Group • Varen Technologies Inc • Wavefront Technologies • Yakabod • and more!

15 April 2015, 1 pm - Washington, DC - John Sano, former DD/NCS, CIA speaks on "A New Era of HUMINT: How the Intelligence Workforce Continues to Evolve" at the Institute of World Politics

John R. Sano, Former Deputy Director, National Clandestine Service, CIA, and currently the Vice President of AFIO, is also a Professor of Intelligence at the Institute of World Politics. His keynote address at the Fifth Annual Reagan Intelligence Lecture will be "A New Era of HUMINT: How the Intelligence Workforce Continues to Evolve."
Sano will discuss how changing demographics have affected the intelligence community, and in particular the human intelligence workforce. He will review generational and technological changes, as well as changes in motivations within this workforce.
John Sano spent 28 years in CIA and was appointed the National Clandestine Service's (formerly the Directorate of Operations) Deputy Director in November 2005 by then DCI Porter Goss. Mr. Sano came to this position after having previously served as Chief of the East Asia Division in the Directorate of Operations from January through November 2005.
As Deputy Director, Mr. Sano chaired the NCS' Senior Leadership Team and oversaw the day-to-day management of the country's Clandestine Service. In addition, Mr. Sano was an active member of the CIA's Executive Management Team and regularly briefed senior Administration as well as Congressional Committee members on matters of national security and worldwide covert operations. Through his extensive interaction with other senior Intelligence Community members to include the National Security Council and Congress, Mr. Sano played an integral role in the establishment and direction of the newly formed NCS.
Previous positions within the CIA included serving as a Chief of Station in two foreign and one domestic location, as well as nearly 15 years of overseas experience in Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Among other senior assignments, Mr. Sano was the CIA's chief of North Korean operations in the early 90's and directed the CIA's efforts during the Balkan conflict in the mid-90's.
At IWP, he teaches a course on Covert Action and National Security.

Please contact sdwyer@iwp.edu with any questions about this event.
Please note that this event is strictly off the record.
Event location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Register here.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, at 9-10am - ONLINE - World War One-centric Online Google Hangout Session

World War One-centric Online Google Hangout Session
Click here or on image above to view presentation.

The Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State

The focus of the discussion will be our WW1/Embassy France “Views From the Embassy” project,
the larger context of diplomacy (and diplomats’ actions) of the era,
and how it influences us today.
We hope to tease out some of the content and issues covered in our Huffington Post miniseries
(“Rendez-Vous With History,” “The Rugby-Loving U.S. Consul in St. Étienne,” and “The Marvelous Millie B.”).

Invited participants will include Mark Taplin, former chargé d’affaires at Embassy France
(ambassadors & diplomats then vs now);
Dr. Pierre Purseigle (WW1-era France, UK, and Belgium), University of Warwick;
Dr. Giovanna dell’Orto (press & public opinion), University of Minnesota.
Our moderator will be Patrick Gregory, former BBC journalist and editor.

For further information, please see the event page, http://goo.gl/J7nfZR.
The session will be broadcast live, and archived afterwards on the Department’s YouTube stream.

The public can leave questions on the event page or Tweet them using the #WW1Diplomacy hashtag.

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 6 - 9pm - West Bloomfield, MI - The AFIO Michigan Chapter Hosts Col. Scott Reid, Ohio National Guard.

AFIO BulletThe AFIO Michigan Chapter evening event features a presentation by Col. Scott Reid of the 180th Fighter Wing of the Ohio National Guard. There will also by an update on chapter business.
Location: Pine Lake Country Club, 3300 Pine Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI.
RSVP to afiomichigan@gmail.com Space is limited.

Friday, 17 April 2015, 1-4pm - Washington DC - Meet a Spy: Robert Wallace at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsBriefing at the International Spy Museum Store and “Meet a Spy” - uncover the world of espionage and intelligence with people who practiced professionally. Meet the former director of the CIA’s Office of Technical Service (OTS) and spy gadget master, Robert Wallace. Tickets: Free! No reservations required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

18 April 2015, Kennebunkport, ME - The AFIO Maine Chapter hosts tech expert John Robb on "Saudi Arabia in the Crosshairs."

AFIO BulletAuthor, technology expert, entrepreneur and political analyst, John Robb has a B.S. in aeronautical engineering from the USAF Academy and an M.A. in Public and Private Management from Yale University. He served as a pilot with Delta and Seal Team 6 as part of a global counter-terrorism unit.
John is cofounder of a company now a global leader in financial performance testing and ran a company which was the pioneer of weblogs.
John is known for his book Brave New War, (2007) describing a new form of warfare he calls open space warfare that enables small groups of violent individuals to go to war against nation states and win. He is frequently asked to speak before employees of DOD, FBI, CIA and other government agencies.
From this perspective Robb examines the type of warfare engaged in by ISIS and the vulnerabilities of Saudi Arabia. He notes that Saudi Arabia is surrounded by Shia guerrillas and al Qaeda. Their only defense is a wall now under construction. There is infiltration from other groups and a lack of support within Saudi Arabia. Will Saudi forces fight? Other factors include the location of the major Islamic holy cities in Saudi Arabia and the aims of ISIS, and the effect of the fall of Saudi Arabia on the world oil market and economy.
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN MEETING LOCATION. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Community House, 8 Temple Street, Kennebunkport, Me. For information call 207-967-4298.

19 - 22 April 2015 - Napa, CA - IAPSC Annual Conference on "Old Growth vs New Growth - The Future of Consulting."

The International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) host their annual conference at the Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, California.
From the age of our client to the use of social media for marketing, so many aspects of the security industry are changing and they're changing the way in which consultants run their business. In order to keep up with the changing demand, demographics, and business dynamics, it's important for security professionals to take a good look at the future of consulting. The 2015 conference program content is focused on helping the security professional understand how they used to or are currently doing business compared to how, as consultants, they may want to think about doing business in the future, how the "new" generation of decision maker will make decisions vs. how past consumers have conducted business, and what new trends, market niches, and areas of concern may come out of recent and future security risks.

From cultural and campus security to security risks stemming from threats of infectious disease outbreaks and terrorism to building your business from your current customer base, the 2015 conference will provide a broad range of sessions to lift your business to the next level. Here are some more themes at this event: Protecting Our National Treasures...Requiring Top Notch Protection, and Then Some!; Technical Security Panel - CCTV and Video Management; Terrorism and National Security - How It Affects US Business; Security Risks Involved with Ebola and Other Infectious Disease; Technical Security Panel - Access Control; Panel Discussion: Gaining Support from Management and Corporate Security; Technical Security Panel - Smart Buildings; One-On-One Website Consultations with Dave Stevens; Security Consulting Challenges for Two-Year Institutions: Providing a Framework for Effective Security Assessment Engagements; Effective Place Management; Gone Phishing: How to Protect Yourself and Your Clients from Cyber Security Attacks; Using Social Media to Increase Brand Awareness & Customer Retention; Technical Security Panel - Outdoor Analytics & Detection; and Security Opportunities in Drone Security.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 - MacDill AFB, Florida - The AFIO Suncoast Chapter hosts Robert Minehart, Senior Policy Advisor to the Ranking Member - House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

AFIO BulletRobert Minehart, Senior Policy Advisor to the Ranking Member - House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence joined the Intelligence committee in 2005 and has been a go-to NSA expert. Lawmakers have different opinions on the NSA issue, but Minehart, 56, uses his technical know-how to explain how the programs work. He personally believes national security and privacy are not mutually exclusive. "[At the NSA] we never ever collect against an American unless there are proper court orders.... We would be fired instantaneously," he said. Minehart's badge now gives him access to the 17 different agencies and organizations the committee oversees, and he likes to bring lawmakers along. "When you walk up [to a satellite] and it's the size of a Greyhound bus, that puts things in perspective," he said. Secrecy is omnipresent. The committee's workspace is a secure area, but walking in the hallway, "your mind has to completely shift," Minehart says. "I don't usually talk to media."

LOCATION: MacDill AFB Surf’s Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Blvd, MacDill AFB, FL 33621. Please RSVP by 15 April to the Chapter Secretary for yourself and include the names and email addresses of any guests. Email Michael Shapiro at sectysuncoastafio@att.net. You will receive a confirmation via email. If you do not, contact the Chapter Secretary to confirm your registration. Check-in at noon; opening ceremonies, lunch and business meeting at 1230 hours, followed by our speaker.
FEE: You must present your $20 check payable to “Suncoast Chapter, AFIO” (or cash) at check-in to cover the luncheon. If you make a reservation, don’t cancel and get a cancellation confirmation by the response deadline and then don’t show up, you will be responsible for the cost of the luncheon.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 6:30pm - Washington DC - The Rosenbergs: Another Debate at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsMore than sixty years after their execution in June 1953 for conspiring to steal atomic secrets for the Soviet Union, in a few hardbitten, blind-to-facts circles, the debate still rages about the Rosenbergs guilt or innocence. Especially among their family members and friends. Mike Meeropol, the son of Julius and Ethel, has spent his life whitewashing, finetuning, and nitpicking the perfidy of his parents’ secret lives, their trials, their well-deserved convictions for espionage, and ultimately their executions. Sam Roberts, journalist for The New York Times, is the author of The Brother, a book written with exclusive access to David Greenglass, Ethel’s brother, whose testimony almost single-handedly convicted the couple in the era before classified VENONA decrypts were released to show they were guilty as charged. In this debate, these Rosenberg scholars - with different perspectives on a case long-settled by intelligence scholars - will take on the divisive issues and key questions that remain to the few holdouts despite the declassification of intelligence files from the United States and the Soviet Union that prove they were guilty and deserving of the punishment they received.
As a voice of reason, Dr. Vince Houghton, historian and curator of the International Spy Museum and an expert on nuclear intelligence, will moderate this debate on the Rosenberg case.
Tickets: $15, Members of the Inner Circle: $12. Visit www.spymuseum.org

21 April 2015, 11:30am - 2 pm - McLean, VA - The DIF hold luncheon featuring Ralph Winnie on "Doing Business with China."

Mr. Ralph E. Winnie, Jr. will speak on “Doing Business with China” at the Defense Intelligence Forum hosted by the DIA Alumni Association.
As the Director of the Eurasian Business Coalition’s China Program, Ralph E. Winnie, Jr. was appointed by the Guangxi Investment Promotion Agency as Business Development Representative for North America. He has been responsible for the promotion of business development, tax and trade between Guangxi province in the People Republic of China and the United States. Ralph is responsible for advising domestic and foreign clients regarding international tax minimization strategies and joint ventures in China.
Winnie holds an LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, 2002, and graduated mcl from Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 1999. He is a member of the District of Columbia and New York Bars and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court. He studied international law at Oxford University (Magdalen College) in Oxford, the United Kingdom and Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia.
Forum follows modified Chatham House rule: you may use the information, with the exception of speaker's name and subject, you may make no attribution. Everything will be off the record.
Make reservations by 20 April 2015 by email to diforum@diaalumni.org. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. For each attendee, choose among chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portabella for your luncheon selection. Please send in your luncheon selections with your reservations to create faster and more accurate service.

Pay at the door with a check for $29 per person, payable to DIAA, Inc. Checks are preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payments are discouraged.
Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA.

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 1-4 pm - Lexington, VA - NSA's Declassification and Release of William Friedman’s Official Papers

Please join for a series of presentations on William F. Friedman, George C. Marshall Foundation’s Friedman Collection and the Declassification and Release of William Friedman’s Official Papers. With representatives from the National Security Agency and the National Archives and Records Administration
This program is a part of the George C. Marshall Legacy Series sequence on Codebreaking. Marshall Library in the George C. Marshall Foundation VMI Parade, Lexington, Virginia Reservations required by calling Leigh McFaddin at 540-463-7103, ext. 138 or by email to mcfaddinlh@marshallfoundation.org
Read the full invitation for more information.

Friday, 24 April 2015, 6-10pm - Scottsdale, AZ - The AFIO Chapter of Arizona hosts 3rd Annual James Bond 007 Scholarship Fundraiser Event

AFIO BulletMISSION: To provide scholarship support to students pursuing university programs in the Security, Defense & Intelligence fields. Ticket Price $85.00 per person BLACK TIE OPTIONAL. Location: The Orange Tree Golf Resort, 10601 N 56th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
RSVP: 0072015@afioaz.org Online Ticket Purchase: http://www.afioaz.org (Visa, Discover, MC, PayPal) By Mail: 8707 E. San Martin Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Friday, 24 April 2015 - Arlington, VA - The NIP hosts Spring Luncheon (aka Red Tie) - Speaker TBA.

Location: Army Navy Country Club (ANCC) in Arlington, VA. Has plenty of parking. AGENDA: 1100 to 1200 No Host Social & Check-In; 1200 to 1330 Lunch & Guest Speaker(s) TBA. Following lunch, NIP leadership welcomes "ONI Centers Panel Discussion on Leadership, Challenges, and the Way Ahead." REGISTRATION is $59 or Reserve a table for 8 @ $470. $35 for O-3 and below, enlisted, and GG-11 and below. NO WALK UPS PLEASE, RESERVATION DUE BY COB 17 April Register and make menu selection onlinewith credit card, or send a check via mail. By mail: send to NIP PO Box 11579 Burke, VA 22009 (Be sure to include your menu selection) QUESTIONS to Lisa Cosgriff at navintpro@aol.com or call 703-250-6765; or Doris Key at petittid@aol.com or 410-562-1036

26 April to 3 May 2015 - Berlin and Vienna - Espionage in Europe: Now and Then - a New York Times Journey with AFIO Member/former CIA Officer, Jon Wiant.

Reserve now to travel on this exciting eight day excursion. "Espionage in Europe: Now and Then" is a journey focused on history & context. From the Cold War to present day government phone-hacking. Berlin and Vienna are two of Europe's capital cities that have seen more than their fair share of activity. Explore how, why and who was involved, the back stories and realization that it will never go away.
Join on a unique tour to Berlin and Vienna, to learn about both underground goings on and those taking place in plain site, how World War II shaped Cold War intelligence operations and why our espionage bases in Berlin and Vienna became the dangerous front lines of our conflict with the Soviet Union. The Times-selected expert accompanying this trip is Prof. Jon A Wiant, retired Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, former White House director of intelligence policy and former member of the CIA. To hear more about this tour, listen to Jon Wiant speak, during a recent webinar.
Cost: $7,450 pp, +$1,000 single supplement. Deposit $500. Itinerary: 8 days, 7 nights. Activity Level: More active trips involving hiking over moderately strenuous and varied terrain, usually - but not always - with vehicle support and at elevations most often below 10,000 feet, or trips with significant hiking days, wilderness camping, or other mandatory activity. On some trips, you can elect to skip a day’s hike, depending on logistics. Questions? Call 855-698-7979.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 5:30-9pm - New York, NY - AFIO New York Metro Meeting Features Joseph Wippl, former CIA Clandestine Services Officer, on Aldrich "Rick" Ames, worst CIA traitor ever: his personality, his motivation for espionage and the impact on all Soviet agents of the CIA.

AFIO BulletJoseph Wippl is a former CIA officer who spent 30 years as an operations officer in the National Clandestine Service (NCS). Wippl served overseas in Bonn, West Germany; Guatemala City; Luxembourg; Madrid, Spain; Mexico City; Vienna, Austria; and Berlin, Germany. On assignments in CIA headquarters, he served as the Deputy Chief of Human Resources, as the Senior NCS representative to the Aldrich Ames Damage Assessment Team, as Chief of Europe Division and as the CIA’s Director of Congressional Affairs. Wippl has coordinated extensively with other members of the US IC. He currently teaches at Boston University. Prior to that he occupied the Richard Helms Chair for Intelligence Collection in the NCS training program. Wippl has taught at BU since 2006 where he serves as Director of Graduate Studies, Professor of the Practice of International Relations; BU Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University.

Location: Society of Illustrators building, 128 East 63rd St, between Park Ave and Lexington Ave.
COST: $50/person Cash or check, payable at the door only. Dinner to follow talk & Q&A. Cash bar. RESERVATIONS: Strongly suggested, not required, Email Jerry Goodwin afiometro@gmail.com or phone 646-717-3776.

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Saturday, 2 May 2015 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter hosts meeting

AFIO BulletLocation: Country Club of Orange Park. Questions and reservations: Quiel Begonia at qbegonia@comcast.net call 352-332-6150. Cost will be $16 each, pay the Country Club at the luncheon.

Wednesday, 06 May 2015, 6:30pm - Washington DC - The Spy's Son: The True Story of Jim and Nathan Nicholson at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsWhat would you do if your father asked you to spy? In the mid-1990s, Jim Nicholson was a rising star in the CIA. By day, he served as a branch chief inside Langley’s counterterrorism center. By night, he was a minivan-driving single dad racing home to have dinner with his kids. But Nicholson led a double life - he was secretly spying for Russia and betraying all his intelligence colleagues and the nation. On the heels of fellow agency-man Aldrich Ames’ deadly betrayals, Nicholson turned over troves of classified documents to the SVR, including the names of hundreds of career trainees - some of whom he taught himself at the CIA’s covert training center. In 1997, he became the highest-ranking CIA officer ever convicted of espionage, but his betrayals weren’t over. In 2006, locked behind the walls of a federal prison in Oregon, Nicholson recruited his young son, Nathan, to smuggle messages out of the visiting room to a Russian spy. In the end, Nathan would become his father’s last asset. Investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist Bryan Denson spent five years investigating the Nicholson cases. Join him for the launch of his deeply researched book The Spy’s Son, which offers the most authoritative account yet of how Nicholson twice betrayed country and kin for Russia.
Tickets: $10. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 1530-1700 - Reston, VA - IAFIE Washington Area Chapter Spring Meeting features Ken Knight, former National Intelligence Officer for Warning

"The Challenges of Strategic Warning: Past and Present" is theme of Ken Knight's presentation at this IAFIE chapter meeting being held at The Forum, Pherson Associate’s training facility, Reston, VA, a convenient location just off the Dulles Toll Road. Complimentary snacks will be served. Event is open to all.

RSVP by Tuesday, May 5, to Laura Lenz at LLenz@Pherson.org.

Friday, 08 May 2015 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO's Spring 2015 luncheon features the NSA's former Deputy Director, Chris Inglis, and Journalist Bryan Denson on Father and Son Traitors who stole secrets for Russia.

AFIO BulletChris Inglis, former National Security Agency Deputy Director will discuss "Hackers, Financial Safety, Bulk Data Collection, ISIS Recruitments, Snowden and more." Investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist Bryan Denson speaks on his research on "The Spy’s Son: The True Story of the Highest-Ranking CIA Officer Ever Convicted of Espionage and the Son He Trained to Spy for Russia" the riveting story of the Nicholsons - father and son co-conspirators who deceived their country by selling national secrets to Russia.
Timing: Check-in for badge pickup at 10:30 a.m.; Bryan Denson begins presentation at 11 a.m.; Lunch served at noon; Chris Inglis begins presentation at 1:05 pm. Event closes at 2 p.m.
Morning presentation by Bryan Denson is on the record; Chris Inglis' remarks are Off The Record.
The latest intelligence books, and many others, on display and for sale throughout event.

EVENT LOCATION: The Crowne Plaza, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons Corner, VA Driving directions here or use this link: http://tinyurl.com/boey9vf
Registration has closed.

Saturday, 09 May 2015, 11:30am-2:00pm - Melbourne, FL - Pearl Harbor Scholar Thomas Kimmel addresses AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter on "The Story Within the Pearl Harbor Story."

AFIO BulletThomas Kimmel is a graduate of the US Naval Academy, former Special Agent of the FBI and grandson of Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, Commander of the Pacific Fleet on 7 December 1941. Admiral Kimmel was, says Kimmel, shamelessly scapegoated, reduced in rank, and disgraced after the Japanese attack. Kimmel comes from a family of distinguished scholars and government servants dedicated to protecting America, so Tom found it particularly troubling that his grandfather was accused from the well of the House of Resentatives for having failed to prevent both WWII and the Cold War. Tom has devoted years of his life to the study of the topic, and uses these speaking opportunities to respond to the allegations. Tom Kimmel served on three warships during the Vietnam War and attended John Marshall Law School before beginning his FBI career in 1973. He served the FBI and the nation with distinction for 25 years, investigating organized crime in Cleveland, serving on the House Appropriations Committee Surveys and Investigations Staff at CIA Headquarters, and ending his FBI career as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Philadelphia Division, heading the Foreign Counterintelligence and Terrorism Programs during the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993.
Since retiring, Tom has served, as well as in other capacities, as a consultant to the Bureau on major spy scandals at both the FBI and the CIA. Location: Indian River Colony Club, At Ease Club, 1936 Freedom Dr, Melbourne, FL 32940.
For reservations and information, contact John Noble, (321) 693 2427, jnoble@melbourneflorida.org or at johnnoble427@gmail.com

9 - 21 May 2015 - US to England - Adventures Afloat: The Spying Game from the Cambridge Five to the Cold War: A Queen Mary 2 Voyage

Immerse yourself in the shadowy underworld of international espionage with renowned author and intelligence expert Nigel West. Learn the truth behind the acronyms of the CIA, SOE, NKVD and KGB, as well as the role of “sleeper agents,” the secret VENONA project and the race for atomic power. Aboard the elite Queen Mary 2, gain intimate vantages into the post-World War II geopolitical, ideological and economic struggles that shaped the world today.

Highlights
• Gain expert insight into Yalta, the Manhattan Project and the greatest secret of the Cold War: VENONA.
• Visit Bletchley Park, home to the Enigma machine and historic headquarters of secret British code-breaking in World War II.
• At colleges associated with the Cambridge Five, learn how a group of undergraduates became a famous Soviet spy ring.

Activity Notes: Walking up to two miles per day. Includes at no additional cost on this date ... 12 nights of accommodations, 32 meals: 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 12 dinners, 8 Expert-led lectures, 5 Field trips.
Program #14569RJ $3,595. 13 Days, 12 Nights.
Itinerary Summary
Arrival New York City, N.Y., 1 night; embark Queen Mary 2, 7 nights; disembark, Cambridge, 4 nights; departure.
To register call 800-454-5768 or visit http://www.roadscholar.org/n/program/summary.aspx?id=1%2D31I33C

Friday, 15 May 2015, 1:30pm - Fort Meade, MD - NSA's Center for Cryptologic History Lecture features Joel Brenner on "Forty Years after Church-Pike: What's Different Now?"

Church-Pike (40 Years Ago) and the Snowden Leaks: What’s Different Now?
Joel Brenner America the VulnerableThe Center for Cryptologic History is pleased to announce the upcoming 2015 Henry F. Schorreck Memorial Lecture at the National Cryptologic Museum. This year’s speaker is former NSA Inspector General and Senior Counsel Joel F. Brenner. His presentation is titled: “Forty Years after Church-Pike: What’s Different Now?”
The Church-Pike Hearings, in 1975, were a watershed event in the history of U.S. intelligence. NSA, although not the main target of the hearings, was nonetheless changed forever as a result of the congressional investigations, which demonstrated how the cryptologic community was violating the Fourth Amendment rights of American citizens. As a result of the hearings a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) and a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) were created. The hearings also led to the passage of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in 1978.
Is history now repeating itself? Are the Fourth Amendment violations the Church-Pike Hearings investigated similar to what the recent media leaks revealed? Or are there differences between what happened then and today?
Mr. Brenner, from his unique perspective as NSA’s former IG (2002-2006) and DNI’s head of counterintelligence (2006-2009), will discuss the impact of Church-Pike and what has changed during the past four decades.
Mr. Brenner has many years of experience inside and outside government involving national and homeland security. He has written about intelligence oversight and presidential authorities and is often quoted in the national media on data security, privacy, and intelligence issues. He authored an influential book titled America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare [Penguin, 2011], which the Christian Science Monitor called “a compelling, readable narrative . . . [America the Vulnerable] should be required reading on Capitol Hill and in the West Wing.”
To register for the presentation at the National Cryptologic Museum, please send an E-MAIL to history@nsa.gov.

16 May 2015, 2pm - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine hosts Dr. James Holmes speaking on "China's Caribbean."

AFIO BulletDr. James R. Holmes will explain how China will establish its area of influence in the South China Sea comparable to the American Monroe Doctrine. Dr. Holmes is professor of strategy and policy at the U.S. Naval War College and senior fellow at the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs. A former U.S. surface warfare officer and combat veteran of the first Gulf War, he served as a gunnery and engineering officer in the battleship Wisconsin and damage control instructor in the Surface Warfare Officers School Command, and military professor of strategy at the Naval War College.

Dr. Holmes asserts that China will use law enforcement assets and not military to make itself sovereign over the South China Sea. Using police forces to enforce Beijing’s will makes it unpalatable for rivals to deploy military force. China will keep military forces in reserve in case Southeastern States, possibly with allies like the United States, push back effectively to use law-enforcement assets to police regional waters and skies.

The new islands China is manufacturing in the South China Sea will enable coast guard and military vessels and aircraft to extend their reach from the mainland. If Beijing can complete the project prior to an agreement between Asian states and the U.S. on how to respond, it will present the world with a fait acompli. He will also speak about Taiwan and the presence of submarines there.

Professor Holmes is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vanderbilt University and completed graduate work at Salve Regina University, Providence College and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Dr. Holmes most recent books, coauthored with Toshi Yoshihara, are Strategy in the Second Nuclear Age and Red Star over the Pacific. The latter was named Best Book of 2010 by the Atlantic Monthly. Translations have appeared through the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing and through houses in Japan, South Korea, and Germany.

The meeting, open to the public, is held in the Brick Store Museum program Center, 4 Dane St, Kennebunk. For information call 207-967-4298

17 May 2015, 6 - 9 pm - Tysons Corner, VA - The National Military Intelligence Association (NMIA) Holds its popular Annual Awards Banquet

The National Military Intelligence Association holds their annual Awards Banquet. You won't want to miss the opportunity to congratulate the intelligence professionals they will be honoring for their exceptional accomplishments in support of our National security. NMIA is taking reservations now for both individual attendance and corporate tables. Event location: McLean Hilton, Tyson's Corner Virginia. To register, do so here.

19 May 2015, 11:30am - 2 pm - McLean, VA - Greg Bristol speaks on "Human Trafficking" at the Defense Intelligence Forum

Greg Bristol is the President of Bristol Public Safety Consultants and now specializing in Human Trafficking investigations and training Law Enforcement Personnel in anti-human trafficking investigations. In 1978, he became a Trooper with the Michigan State Police, was a Distinguished Expert Marksman, and was the recipient of the State Police Meritorious Service Medal for diligence and perseverance under uncommon circumstances in a murder investigation. In 1987, he became an FBI Special Agent working in Foreign Counterintelligence, Public Corruption, Securities Fraud (Enron Task Force), and Civil Rights (Hate Crimes and Human Trafficking). In 2010, He became a Special Agent with the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) and he investigated fraud, waste and abuse in US contracts in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He returned to the US after serving 26 months in Afghanistan.
Mr. Bristol has a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University.
This forum will follow a modified Chatham House rule. You may use the information, but with the exception of speaker's name and subject, you may make no attribution. Everything will be off the record.
Event location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA.
Fee: Pay $29 at the door with a check payable to DIAA, Inc Registration starts at 11:30AM, lunch at 12:00PM
Deadline: make reservations by 18 May 2015 by email to diforum@diaalumni.org. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. For each attendee, choose among chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, Lasagna, sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portabella for your luncheon selection. Please send your luncheon selection with your reservation to reduce the wait time for your food!!!
Checks are preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payments are discouraged.
Parking: Pulcinella has a large parking lot. You can park also in the Staybridge Hotel lot, diagonally across the street in the southwest corner of Old Dominion Dr and Beverly Rd is parking is full.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 10 am - 1 pm - Laurel, MD - Dr. Andrew Hodges, of Oxford, discusses Alan Turing: The Enigma, and has insider comments on The Imitation Game at this special NCMF luncheon

Dr. Andrew Hodges, Sr. Research Fellow, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, author of Alan Turing: The Enigma [source for the movie The Imitation Game] Hear this luminary on his rare U.S. visit... to lecture and sign his book for the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation Members and Guests.

Dr. Hodges was elected a fellow at Wadham College in 2007 and appointed Dean in 2011. In 2012, he became a Senior Research Fellow in the Mathematics Institute at Oxford. Dr. Hodges has worked extensively on Twistor geometry and its application to fundamental physics. In the cryptologic community, he is perhaps better known for his work as the biographer of Alan Turing. His book, "Alan Turing: The Enigma," has been called one of the 50 essential books of all time in the British press and is the inspiration for the highly acclaimed film, "The Imitation Game."
Location: Patuxent Greens Golf Club, 14415 Greenview Dr, Laurel, MD 20708. $55 for guests; $25 for members. Includes lunch. The ballroom at the club is being used and provides plenty of space to meet the swelling interest in this program. Do not miss this by failing to register NOW. Registration remains open until 15 May 2015.

Thursday 21 May 2015, 11:30am - Monument, CO - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts David Jones, DDS, on "The Missionary Position in Guatemala: Service, Security, Intelligence, and Logistics."

AFIO BulletThe Rocky Mountain Chapter presents David Jones, DDS: “The Missionary Position in Guatemala: Service, security, intelligence, and logistics”

Faith in Practice provides more medical and dental services than any other group in Guatemala, including the government. Currently FIP has one five operating room hospital in Antigua, and is just finishing a five operating room hospital on the coastal plain city of Retaluheu. Four dental clinics also function under the FIP organization, as well ten mobile clinic teams, providing public health services around the country.

FIP consists of almost 2,000 US volunteers each year in 35 teams of 50 people, working in one week shifts to provide continuous care. The FIP mission goal is to provide quality medical and dental care to the impoverished people in Guatemala, at the same time providing a rewarding and safe experience for it’s volunteers. FIP started as a small but committed group in 1992 consisting of about 30 people doing the best they could for their patients, in a dirty run down hospital in Antigua.

The evolution to the sophisticated operation of today has been nothing short of a miracle. Guatemala is the poorest country in the region, but only third in per capita murders. 95% of all homicides are unsolved. Historically Guatemala has been politically unstable for the past sixty years , and some might argue longer than that. FIP has spanned the end of the Rios Montt regime to that of the present regime of Oscar Perez Molina. Our retired CEO , Joe Wiatt of Houston Texas, once stated that 99.9% of the Guatemalans are the nicest people you will ever meet, but this still leaves 10,000 bad guys creating havoc. Today Guatemala is a corrupt and violent country, as it was during the civil war years that ended in 1996. There has been an evolution from the war years to the present where the drug business heavily impacts all aspects of Guatemalan life.

Intelligence gathering for FIP has evolved, and is of paramount importance in continuing the mission in Guatemala. Operating a country wide organization involves extensive planning. Dr. Jones will provide a narrative about the evolution of this complex and successful group of dedicated individuals, starting with their first do-gooder attempts, and growing into the dynamic, efficient organization it has become today.

Event takes place at Monument Hill Country Club, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument, CO 80132. To attend contact RockyMountainChapter@afio.com

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 6:30pm - Washington DC - Undercover Jihadi: Mubin Shaikh - al Qaeda Inspired, Homegrown Terrorism in the West at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsHear directly from one of the few people in the world to have actually been undercover in a homegrown terror cell. After coming out of extremism himself, Mubin Shaikh decided to use his connections as a former militant jihadist to fight international and domestic terrorism by working undercover for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the Canadian Integrated National Security Enforcement Team to infiltrate radical groups and conduct surveillance. He ultimately infiltrated the “Toronto 18,” where he gathered inside information that was essential in thwarting the group’s 2006 plans for catastrophic terror attacks including placing three truck bombs in Toronto that were the size of Oklahoma City’s bomb, storming the Parliament, and beheading the Canadian Prime Minister. Dr. Anne Speckhard, author of Talking to Terrorists and co-author of Mubin’s memoir, Undercover Jihadi: Inside the Toronto 18, is a research psychologist who has interviewed more than 400 terrorists. This evening, she will put Mubin’s story in perspective as it relates to radicalization and terrorism, while Mubin will share his personal journey from extremism to undercover operative.
Tickets: $15. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 1:00pm-4:00pm - Washington DC - Meet a Spy: Tony & Jonna Mendez at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsTony and Jonna Mendez were the CIA’s leading disguise specialists, husband and wife. They spent decades creating false identities for America’s undercover agents. And on November 4, 1979, when the CIA needed a cover story to extract the six hostages from the Canadian ambassador's residence, they turned to top exfiltration expert Tony Mendez who devised a scheme that revolved around a Hollywood crew scouting locations for a fictitious movie: Argo. His rescue of American diplomats from Tehran during the Iranian Hostage Crisis was depicted in the now famous film, ARGO.
Tickets: Free! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Genevieve Lester - When Should State Secret Stay Secret? at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsIn-Store Book Signing

Genevieve Lester is a non-resident adjunct fellow in the Strategic Technologies Program at CSIS. Recently, she was visiting assistant professor in the Security Studies Program, coordinator of Intelligence Studies, and senior fellow at the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University and is now at the University of California Center in Washington, D.C.

Her work concerns security and accountability, with a particular focus on intelligence oversight. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.A. in international economics and international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a B.A. in history from Carleton College. She has been a fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and a Fulbright scholar in Berlin.

ABOUT THE BOOK
When Should State Secrets Stay Secret? examines modern trends in intelligence oversight development by focusing on how American oversight mechanisms combine to bolster an internal security system and thus increase the secrecy of the intelligence enterprise.

Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

28 May 2015, 11:30am - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Andre LeGallo Chapter hosts Capt. Lee Rosenberg, USN, ret. and Managing Director of Navigating Preparedness Associates.

AFIO BulletTopic will be "Insider Threat: It's Not Just Cybersecurity." Timing of program: 11:30AM no host cocktails; meeting starts at noon.
Location: United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave, SF (between Sloat/Wawona).
E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi at afiosf@aol.com and you will be sent an Eventbrite link to register. Alternately, mail a check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, PO Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011. Members and students: $25; non-members $35. $35 at the door. RSVP is required.

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5:30 - 8:30pm - Atlanta, GA - The AFIO Atlanta Chapter-in-Formation and Harvard Club of Georgia host reception for Prof Kristie Macrakis on Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies. There is no charge.

AFIO BulletProfessor Kristie Macrakis, an AFIO member and Harvard alum who teaches history at Georgia Tech, specializes in the history of espionage. She’ll discuss her 2014 book Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies: The Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to al-Qaeda. In it, she presents a fascinating cat-and-mouse game between spies who conceal their reports in plain sight and counterintelligence agents trying to intercept and detect them - and all the clever methods employed. As a friend of AFIO, this event is free for you and your guests.
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Cocktail Reception
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.: Presentation by Prof. Kristie Macrakis, followed by Q&A
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.: Cocktail Reception
Location: Womble Carlyle, Skyline Room (25th Floor), Atlantic Station, BB&T Building, 271 17th St NW Ste 2500, Atlanta, GA 30363-1017
RSVP or questions to Brian Hooper, bhooper@wcsr.com or 404.879.2440. If you can’t attend but are interested in participating in the new chapter, please let him know.

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Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 6 p.m. - N Las Vegas, NV - AFIO Roger E. McCarthy, Las Vegas Chapter Meets to hear August Schellhase on "Operations Security (OPSEC) For You and Your Family."

AFIO BulletOur featured speaker for the evening will be: August P. Schellhase, speaking on “Operations Security (OPSEC) For You and Your Family: Minimizing Threats by Eliminating Indicators”
August Schellhase is an Operations Security (OPSEC) professional with the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, Nevada Field Office (NNSA/NFO). Mr. Schellhase is a Professional Project Services, Inc. (Pro2Serve®) employee and has dedicated nearly 31 years of his life to the NNSA/NFO starting as a Security Police Officer advancing to Field Lieutenant and then Training Lieutenant/Instructor with Wackenhut Services Inc. (WSI) and then OPSEC Specialist.
As a Security Police Officer, Mr. Schellhase directly assisted the OPSEC department on many occasions and finally became a full time OPSEC Specialist in 2006. As an educator, he has trained tens of thousands in security to include the FBI, Local and National Police agencies as well as the entire NNSA/NFO organization during Security Awareness and OPSEC Annual training. A recognized expert, Mr. Schellhase has been called upon by many organizations to provide security and OPSEC training and assistance.
Among Mr. Schellhase many contributions to the OPSEC world has been his past volunteer work as the Content Manager for the Operations Security Professional’s Association (OSPA) web site and willingness to share his OPSEC knowledge and expertise to the many organizations that have requested it.
Location: the Conference Center at Texas Station Casino, 2101 Texas Star Ln (corner of Rancho Blvd. and West Lake Mead Blvd.), North Las Vegas, NV 89032.
Questions: Email chapter secretary Christie Zalesny (christyzalesny@yahoo.com), anytime or call her at 702- 271-5667

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Meet A Spy: Sandy Grimes at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum events Come to the Spy Museum Store and “Meet A Spy” - uncover the world of espionage and intelligence from people who practiced professionally.

Sandy Grimes is a longtime veteran of the CIA’s clandestine service who - along with her colleague Jeanne Vertefeuille - helped capture Aldrich Ames, the infamous CIA officer turned traitor. Meet Sandy on Thursdays, June 4.

Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Friday, 05 June 2015, 6:30-9:30pm - Washington DC - Surveillance 101 with Eric O'Neill: Spy School Workshop

International Spy Museum eventsBriefing What if you were assigned to watch the most damaging spy in US history? As a young operative in the FBI, Eric O’Neill was put into position as Robert Hanssen’s assistant with the secret task of spying on his boss, who was under suspicion of working for Russia. O’Neill’s background with the FBI was in surveillance, so he was up to the challenge. But how would you measure up? Now’s your chance to find out. O’Neill is prepared to share his hard-earned expertise with you. This intense small group introduction to surveillance will include learning the basics and conducting surveillance in the streets of DC. Will you be able to track the “Rabbit” without being “made?” You’ll learn how to snap clandestine shots and keep your target in view so you won’t miss operational acts or secret meetings. O’Neill will lead the exercise and help you learn how to blend into the shadows for the best spy results! To Register: Contact Laura Hicken lhicken@spymuseum.org or 202.654.0932 Tickets: $94. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 11am - Albuquerque, NM - Col Roger Mickelson, USA speaks on “World War IV: The Current Global Ideological War” at this AFIO New Mexico Chapter Event

AFIO BulletThe June meeting will feature a special presentation by COL Roger Mickelson, President of the Military Conflict Institute. He has written an up-to-date, detailed treatise on the conflict against Islamic extremism - a good example of asymmetric warfare. As we cannot do justice to the breadth and depth of his presentation in a paragraph, the chapter supplied a PDF copy to all chapter member/invitees. A hardcopy will be available at the meeting.
This is a thoughtful, in-depth, well researched paper on a current, crucial topic. COL Mickelson has agreed to entertain questions after the presentation, and we encourage maximum attendance at the upcoming meeting.
Location: "The Egg & I," 6909 Menaul Blvd (just East of Louisiana).
Sign In and Order Lunch: 11:00 / Pledge of Allegiance, Call to Order 11:30
Replies to: Pete Bostwick (505) 898-2649 foreigndevil@yahoo.com or to Mike Ford (505) 294-6133 Secpro39@yahoo.com

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 7-9pm - Washington DC - Introduction to Intelligence Analysis 101: Spy School Workshop at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsHow good are you in a crisis? To survive in the world of an intelligence analyst, you must be able to quickly gather the facts, determine what’s relevant, find patterns and make critical connections, and you must not forget to check your ego and biases at the door. That’s what you’ll need to do in this dynamic workshop led by a senior instructor with the Forum Foundation for Analytic Excellence. As you grapple with a real intelligence case about a human rights lawyer who’s had a mysterious attempt made on her life, you’ll go through the same process as an intelligence analyst, evaluating incoming reports and questioning your own preconceptions and assumptions under a looming deadline. Learn how analysts employ Structured Analytic Techniques to avoid cognitive pitfalls and spur creative thinking. And ultimately find out whether your analysis would have helped to defuse a crisis or fuel a foreign policy disaster.
Tickets: $40. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, 11 June 2015, noon - 2 pm - Washington, DC - The Returned & Services League of Australia, Washington Sub-Branch hosts Aurelio Azpiazu, on The Southern Maryland Applied Research and Technology Consortium, Inc.

Mr. Aurelio Azpiazu, Chairman of The Southern Maryland Applied Research and Technology Consortium, Inc., explains what is consortium does -- and has done -- for the U.S. and Australia. Aurelio Azpiazu, has more than 40 years of international technology assessment and marketing expertise. He spent more than 16 years with the US Department of Defense, leaving that appointment as the first Director for Industrial Cooperation with Australia. As the incumbent, he was asked to return to the Embassy of Australia post after nearly 20 years and develop new directions for defence technology and industrial cooperation with Australian firms. His original pioneering work resulted in more than $3 Billion dollars of reciprocal business opportunities. That record continues in the nearly 12 years during which he occupied the position including expansion of the identification and guidance provided to Australian products and firms in achieving success with US Comparative Technology Office (CTO) Tests, collaboration with US Veteran Owned Businesses and other programs. The CTO recognized his achievements in this most recent period by reporting that as a result of his efforts, $46.925 million had been invested in securing and testing Australian products and as a result of successful trials more than $415.5 million in acquired products had been the result. Many of these products are under continuing acquisition programs resulting in an ever increasing total. Mr. Azpiazu has consulted to Fortune 50 Firms and World Class Corporations in more than 40 countries. He has managed and has direct experience in large, technical engineering projects, training and international program management. He has worked in the medical field as a senior officer directing Operations of a publicly traded firm, and operated as CEO of Start-ups and other small business firms. Mr. Azpiazu is also on several corporate boards, Chairs and serves on community-based, not-for-profit organizations and is a Patent Holder for several devices including computer security products and techniques. His work continues on behalf of international and domestic clients seeking collaborative arrangements, contracts and R&D in a number of countries. Mr. Azpiazu has been asked to present to audiences in the USA and abroad on strategies for entering markets and better understanding the unique aspects of defense procurements. Mr. Azpiazu credits many of his successes to the long term relationships he established and enjoys with friends, colleagues and other professionals in the USA and many countries.

Charge - $15.00, including buffet lunch and sodas. Alcoholic beverages- $2.00 each. NOTE: Valid photo ID required. Attire: Business casual. RSVP by noon on Wednesday June 10, 2015, to David Ward at 202-352-8550 or via e-mail to dmward1973@gmail.com
Parking: While there is no parking at the Embassy, paid off street parking is available behind and under the Airline Pilots Association- 17th and Mass, and at 15th and Mass (1240 15th street). On street two hour metered parking is also available.

Event location: Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036; 202-352-8550; www.rsl-dc.com, dmward1973@gmail.com

10-14 June 2015 - Washington, DC - Spies, Lies and Intelligence: The Shadowy World of International Espionage

Program #16126RJ $1,099. 5 Days, 4 Nights.
Every person sitting on a bench could be waiting for the next drop-off. Behind every monument, a mole may harbor national secrets. On this fascinating adventure at the front line of the world’s spy coterie in Washington, D.C., delve into the treachery of Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen - rogues who triggered devastating consequences to America. Learn the art of espionage, discuss the role of intelligence in an open society, and hear how the U.S. catches spies in the heart of the world capital of intrigue.

Highlights
• Retired intelligence experts take you into their seamy world, uncovering Washington, D.C.’s lesser-known spy history and discussing famous spy cases - from the cracked to the unsolved.
• Explore the International Spy Museum, and learn from the NSA’s Cryptologic Museum how codes are broken - and try out a WW II German Enigma machine.
• Hear from a polygraph specialist, examine the role of defection in counterintelligence, and examine 21st century intelligence threats.

Activity Notes
Minimal walking, standing in museums for up to two hours. 4 nights of accommodations, 10 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures, 3 Field trips

Coordinated by Road Scholar. To register call 800-454-5768

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Meet An F-4 Pilot: Mark Hewitt at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum events Uncover the world of espionage and intelligence from people who practiced professionally! The International Spy Museum Store presents this opportunity for you to meet an F-4 pilot.
Mark A. Hewitt has always had a fascination with spyplanes and the intelligence community’s development and use of aircraft. He flew F-4s in the Marine Corps and served as Director of Maintenance with the Border Patrol and the Air Force, as was an Associate Professor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University before leading aviation activities and aircraft operations for international corporations in the Washington D.C. area. He is the author of "Special Access" and "Shoot Down". His novels have been approved by the CIA Publication Review Board.

ABOUT THE BOOK
Shortly after takeoff, a jumbo jet explodes over the waters of Long Island. Witnesses claim the aircraft was shot down by a surface-to-air missile; the government insists a mechanical malfunction brought down the airplane. An old CIA file is uncovered which details the President was warned-to preclude commercial airliners from being shot out of the sky either pay a ransom or suffer the consequences.

Just as the Agency identifies the shadowy man responsible for the shoot down of the airliner, the Libyan dictator Gaddafi is overthrown, sparking a race between the CIA and terrorist networks to win the ultimate terrorist prize-hundreds of man-portable, shoulder-launched, anti-aircraft missiles. Duncan Hunter and his top secret airplane once again team up with an expert crew to find the anti-aircraft missiles ahead of the al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood, and kill the man who shoots down airliners for profit.

Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

16 June 2015 - Arlington, VA - Introduction to US Intelligence

Dr. Mark Lowenthal, internationally recognized expert on intelligence and author of Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy, provides students with a broad introduction to the major current issues in U.S. intelligence. Learn about the current structure of the Community, the role of the DNI and the IC agencies, collection, analysis, national security
issues, the intelligence budget, and the role of Congress.
INDIVIDUAL ENROLLMENT COURSE at The Intelligence & Security Academy®, a leading provider of innovative education and training in a broad range of national security issues and the more general area of analytic training, is pleased to announce the schedule for its 2015 OpenAcademy® individual enrollment course offerings. All courses will be held in Arlington, Virginia. AFIO members will receive a 10% discount on all OpenAcademy® courses! Register on-online and select “AFIO Registration” as an option for the discounted registration fee.
Courses are typically held in our classroom in Arlington, Virginia (just 2 blocks from the Ballston metro stop) unless otherwise noted. Individual enrollment courses are unclassified.
Visit us at www.theintelligenceacademy.net/openacademy for more information.

16 June 2015, 1130 am - McLean, VA - The DIF (Defense Intelligence Forum) meets to hear Ralph Winnie on "My Visit to Cuba."

The Defense Intelligence Forum (DIAA - Defense Intelligence Alumni Association) meets to hear Mr. Ralph E. Winnie, Jr. will speak on “His Visit to Cuba.” As the Director of the Eurasian Business Coalition’s China Program, Ralph E. Winnie, Jr. was appointed by the Guangxi Investment Promotion Agency as Business Development Representative for North America. He has been responsible for the promotion of business development, tax and trade between Guangxi province in the People Republic of China and the United States. Ralph is responsible for advising domestic and foreign clients regarding international tax minimization strategies and joint ventures in China. Ralph has extensive experience and expertise dealing with members of Congress, U.S. agencies and foreign governments. His foreign governmental contacts are at the highest level, having reviewed an agreement between an Asian Government and the Government of the United States for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital. Ralph received an LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002 and graduated magna cum laude from Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 1999. He is a member of the District of Columbia and New York Bars and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court. He studied international law at Oxford University (Magdalen College) in Oxford, the United Kingdom and Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia.

Deadline to reserve: 15 June 2015 by email to diforum@diaalumni.org. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses for each attendee, and choose either chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portabella. Send in your luncheon selections with your reservations for accurate service. Pay at the door with a check for $29 per person, payable to DIAA, Inc. Checks are preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payments are discouraged.

Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA. Pay at the door with check for $ 29 payable to DIAA, Inc
Registration starts at 1130 AM, lunch at noon. Modified Chatham House Rule. Everything will be off the record.

17-18 June 2015 - Arlington, VA - Analyst Training: Writing, Analysis, and Preparing Briefings

Dr. Mark Lowenthal teaches this course which provides analytic skills for any intelligence-related or analytical function. This course examines the role of intelligence in the policy process (within government or business), then offers an introduction to analytic skills, beginning with critical thinking and reading, writing analysis, and preparing and presenting successful briefings. The course is designed to get analysts off to a good start in as little time as possible, recognizing that there are important time constraints in such training and that much will also be learned on the job.
INDIVIDUAL ENROLLMENT COURSE at The Intelligence & Security Academy®, a leading provider of innovative education and training in a broad range of national security issues and the more general area of analytic training, is pleased to announce the schedule for its 2015 OpenAcademy® individual enrollment course offerings. All courses will be held in Arlington, Virginia. AFIO members will receive a 10% discount on all OpenAcademy® courses! Register on-online and select “AFIO Registration” as an option for the discounted registration fee.
Courses are typically held in our classroom in Arlington, Virginia (just 2 blocks from the Ballston metro stop) unless otherwise noted. Individual enrollment courses are unclassified.
Visit us at www.theintelligenceacademy.net/openacademy for more information.

Saturday, 20 June 2015, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - The AFIO Maine Chapter hears former US Amb Dunbar (Yemen) on "YEMEN 2015: How and Why a Political Awakening Became a Nightmare"

AFIO BulletCharles F. Dunbar, former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, served 31 years as a State Department Foreign Service officer with assignments to Iran, Afghanistan, Morocco, Algeria and Mauritania. He became chargé d'affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan from 1981 to 1983, and U.S. Ambassador to Yemen 1988 to 1991. In 1991 he became UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative leading a UN Peace Operation in Western Sahara.
Since leaving the Foreign Service Ambassador Dunbar has taught at Simmons College and currently teaches at Boston University.
Yemen is one of the oldest centers of civilization in the Near East and believed to be the seat of biblical Sheba. Ambassador Dunbar describes the present Republic of Yemen as a failed Middle Eastern state along with Syria, Iraq and Libya. After the three years of UN-assisted negotiations failed, former President Saleh presided over and abetted the country’s slide into civil war after popular protests forced his resignation. Each country neighboring Yemen has its own special conflicting interests. Ambassador Dunbar sees the U.S. policy of droning al-Qa’ida operatives as short sighted, failing to fully appreciate what state failure in Yemen would mean.
Location: The meeting, open to the public, will be at the Brick Store Museum program center, 4 Dane Street, Kennebunk. For information call 207-967-4298.

Saturday, 20 June 2015, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Unlikely Warriors: The Army Security Agency's Secret War in Vietnam 1961-1973 at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum events Come to the International Spy Museum Store for an in-store book signing of "Unlikely Warriors" by authors Lonnie M. Long and Gary B. Blackburn. The military history book takes readers into the Vietnam War and follows members of the Army Security Agency (ASA) as they conduct top secret missions.

SUMMARY
Long and Blackburn chart the years that ASA operated in Vietnam - occurring from 1961 to 1973. With each story, many of which have never been told, readers will find themselves in awe as they learn about specific operations, incidents and battles that involved ASA personnel.

“We want the reader to come away with an appreciation for the job those thousands of young men did and the many thousands of lives they saved through their efforts,” say Long and Blackburn.

EDITORIAL REVIEWS
“Powerful. Compelling. Insightful. Exciting. A much needed historical account of the many first-hand heroic and harrowing events in America's most misunderstood war.”

- Colonel David E. Servinsky, U.S. Army (retired), Ph.D., Executive Communications and Support, National Security Agency/Central Security Service Colorado; former professor - National War College; former Deputy Director - National Security Operations Center (NSOC), NSA.

“A great read about an important part of our military history. The authors have opened the door to a critical warfighting capability that has for too long been held a close secret to only a few. It is time that the door was flung wide open and the true nature of their work revealed.”

Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

22 - 25 June 2015 - Arlington, VA - 11th Annual IAFIE Conference "Preparing the Next Generation of Intelligence Analysts for a Changing World."

Marymount University is host to the 11th Annual Conference of the International Association for Intelligence Education. (IAFIE).

There continues to be enormous challenges that threaten U.S. national security and the global world order. A growing sense of urgency to try to understand these events and anticipate new challenges has forced us to rethink how we will confront the future. In a changing world this means focusing attention on how we prepare future scholars and practitioners that will be called on to explore these challenges.

This IAFIE conference will revolve around the theme of “Preparing the Next Generation of Intelligence Analysts in a Changing World.” The conference panel discussions will be divided along two tracks. One track will explore the pedagogical developments and innovations that are emerging to provide prospective and current analysts will the skill sets needed to tackle analytic problems. The second track will explore some of the challenges that analysts may have to confront during the remainder of the 21st Century.

The conference will host an opening reception on the evening of Monday, 22 June followed by two and one half days of speakers, panels and presentations. The cost of the event is $400 for non-members and $100 for students. Other rates apply. Payment Instructions: Credit card online. To pay by check contact Michelle Henderson at mhenderson@mercyhurst.edu
The conference agenda, when made available, will be posted here.

Event Location: Marymount University, 2807 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22207; 814-824-2131. Registration is open. Register here.
Additional Event Information: Michelle Henderson, Phone: 814-824-2131, Email: mhenderson@mercyhurst.edu

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, noon - Washington DC - How to Catch a Russian Spy at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsFor three nerve-wracking years, Naveed Jamali spied on the US for the Russians - or so the Russians believed. Hear Naveed bring his unbelievable, yet true, story to life. By trading thumb drives of sensitive technical data for envelopes of cash, he pretended to sell out his own country across noisy restaurant tables and in quiet parking lots. Although he had no formal espionage training, with the help of an initially reluctant FBI duo he ended up at the center of a highly successful CI operation that targeted Russian espionage in New York City. With news about Russia’s disintegrating relationship with the US a frequent headline and political hot topic, How to Catch a Russian Spy is the one-of-a-kind story of how one young man’s post-college adventure became a real-life US counterintelligence coup.
Tickets: Free! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Friday, 26 June 2015 (and 24 July 2015), 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Meet a Counterintelligence Officer - Christopher Lynch at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum events Come to the Spy Museum store and meet Christopher Lynch. Lynch was a Counterintelligence Officer, first in the FBI, and then in the CIA, for thirty years. As an Operations Analyst, he specialized in the KGB in assessing tradecraft and in detecting hostile control.

Watch Christopher in Inside the Secrets: Counter Intelligence, where he talks about his experience in a counter intelligence office and compares it to the popular FX show The Americans.

Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org


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Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 6:30pm - Washington DC - "Tracking the Elusive Pueblo" at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsIn January 1968, at the height of the Vietnam War, North Korea captured the USS Pueblo. The seizure of the ship, equipped with electronic and signals intelligence systems and 83 crewmen, provoked outrage in the US, with some calling for a nuclear response. What really happened during this hot Cold War incident? CDR Douglas Hackett, USN (Ret.) will explore the Pueblo’s surveillance mission, and provide the definitive naval intelligence assessment of whether the Pueblo was in North Korean waters, based on North Korean-provided information. He’ll also share the US government’s response to the crisis, North Korea’s motivation, what happened to the crew who were held prisoner for nearly a year, and what has become of the Pueblo today."
This is a joint presentation by the Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP) and the International Spy Museum (ISM).

Tickets: $8. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, noon - Washington, DC - Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Monthly Update

International Spy Museum eventsBe the first to learn the latest intelligence news! Join David Major, a retired Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI and Director of Counterintelligence and Security Programs at the National Security Council staff at the White House, for a briefing on the hottest intelligence and security issues, breaches, and penetrations.

Presented in partnership with The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies (CI Centre), these updates will cover worldwide events such as breaking espionage cases and arrest reports, cyber espionage incidents, and terrorist activity.

Find out Snowden’s current status and what could happen next with this case. Major uses his expertise to analyze trends and highlight emerging issues of interest to both intelligence and national security professionals and the public.

Cases are drawn from the CI Centre’s SPYPEDIA®, the most comprehensive source of espionage information in the world, containing events and information that may not be reported by mainstream media outlets.

Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 6:30pm - Washington DC - "code name: CYNTHIA" - A Spy Musical - at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsGet yourself to the Spy Museum for a staged reading and singing of the action-packed new spy musical celebrating the exploits of Betty Thorpe whose real spy career ranged from Madrid to Warsaw to Washington.

Presented by the Pallas Theatre Collective, "code name: CYNTHIA" opens as Paris falls to the Nazis and master spy Betty Thorpe (code name: Cynthia) barely escapes with her life. When a mysterious mastermind blackmails the stunning beauty back into intelligence for the Allies, Betty resolves to seduce the enemy, steal France's naval codes from the Vichy Embassy in Washington, DC, and save her own delicate world from falling to pieces. This lyrical homage features music by Karen Multer and book and lyrics by Steve Multer, a 2014 finalist for the Kleban Prize in Musical Theatre.

Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Friday, 10 July 2015, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Meet An F-4 Pilot: Mark Hewitt at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum events Uncover the world of espionage and intelligence from people who practiced professionally! The International Spy Museum Store presents this opportunity for you to meet an F-4 pilot.
Mark A. Hewitt has always had a fascination with spyplanes and the intelligence community’s development and use of aircraft. He flew F-4s in the Marine Corps and served as Director of Maintenance with the Border Patrol and the Air Force, as was an Associate Professor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University before leading aviation activities and aircraft operations for international corporations in the Washington D.C. area. He is the author of "Special Access" and "Shoot Down". His novels have been approved by the CIA Publication Review Board.

ABOUT THE BOOK
Shortly after takeoff, a jumbo jet explodes over the waters of Long Island. Witnesses claim the aircraft was shot down by a surface-to-air missile; the government insists a mechanical malfunction brought down the airplane. An old CIA file is uncovered which details the President was warned-to preclude commercial airliners from being shot out of the sky either pay a ransom or suffer the consequences.

Just as the Agency identifies the shadowy man responsible for the shoot down of the airliner, the Libyan dictator Gaddafi is overthrown, sparking a race between the CIA and terrorist networks to win the ultimate terrorist prize-hundreds of man-portable, shoulder-launched, anti-aircraft missiles. Duncan Hunter and his top secret airplane once again team up with an expert crew to find the anti-aircraft missiles ahead of the al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood, and kill the man who shoots down airliners for profit.

Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

12 - 15 July 2015 - Ireland - Mercyhurst University's Global Intelligence Forum 2015 on "Intelligence-Informed Decision-Making to Build a More Secure Future"

The Theme: Intelligence-Informed Decision-Making to Build a More Secure Future
The Global Intelligence Forum continues down the path of intelligence innovation and discovery first begun in July 2010 with our exploration of the nature of analysis and its application in various intelligence professions. In 2011 and 2013, the discussion centered on the interaction between the intelligence analyst/practitioner and the decision-maker. In July 2015, we continue to build bridges between decision-makers, practitioners and scholars in the fields of cyber security, geospatial intelligence, and data analytics. Best practice panels and speakers will also explore anticipatory analytics, and the wicked problem approach to intelligence challenges. Additionally, the Forum will provide a breakout session for Higher Education leaders to discuss the application of intelligence practices to higher education decision-making. We will bring best practices in 21st century intelligence and data management to the examination of what leaders in the public and private sectors require to make more effective decisions.
Speakers:
Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan, Commissioner of the Garda, Ireland's National Police Service
Lewis C. Merletti, Former Director, U.S. Secret Service (Keynote Speaker)
The Honorable Howard Schmidt, Partner at Ridge - Schmidt Cyber (Keynote Speaker)
Ian McCulloh, Sr., Scientist in the Asymmetric Operations Dept of the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
Abe Usher, Chief Technology Officer, HumanGeo Group
More about these and other speakers is available here.
To register, do so here.
Mailing address: Tom Ridge School of Intelligence Studies and Information Science, Mercyhurst University, 501 East 38th St, Erie, PA 16546-0002

13 - 26 July 2015 - NY to UK - Adventures Afloat: Theater and Espionage: Complementary Arts of Illusion on the Queen Mary 2

The worlds of theater and espionage may seem unrelated, but their core elements - acting, plots and intelligence - intertwine beautifully. With theater and intelligence experts Giles Ramsay and Nigel West, get a firsthand look at London's theatre scene and immerse yourself in the history and literature of espionage.
14 days; 13 nights. $4,499. Program #19444RJ
Highlights
• Learn about the first and second Cambridge spy rings and the role of Christopher Marlow in Elizabethan espionage.
• Look at the facts behind the fiction of Frederick Forsythe and Ian Fleming.
• In London, enjoy two top theatre performances.

Activity Notes: Ability to stand and walk from three blocks to one mile over the course of a field trip. Includes 12 nights of accommodations, 33 meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 12 dinners, 6 Expert-led lectures, 3 Field trips, 1 Hands-on experiences, 2 Performances

Itinerary Summary
Arrival New York City, N.Y., 1 night; embark Queen Mary 2, 7 nights; disembark Southampton (England), coach to London, 4 nights; coach to London, departure.
To register call 800-454-5768 or visit http://www.roadscholar.org/n/program/summary.aspx?id=1%2D58EPFT

15 July 2015, 11:30am - 2pm - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Andre LeGallo Chapter hosts John Lightfoot, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Counterterrorism branch in the FBI San Francisco Division.

AFIO BulletTopic will be "Current Issues in Terrorism: Here and Over There". ASAC Lightfoot will discuss Al-Q'aida today, the rise and threat of the Islamic State, domestic groups and updates on recent Bay Area cases. 11:30AM no host cocktails; meeting starts at noon. Note different location: Basque Cultural Center: 599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080.
E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi at afiosf@aol.com with your meal choice (Salmon with Champagne Sauce OR Breast of Chicken Chasseur) and you will be sent an Eventbrite link to register. Alternately, mail a check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011. Members and students: $25; non-members $35. $35 at the door. RSVP is required by July 3, 2015 - no walk-ins.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, noon - Washington, DC - The Billion Dollar Spy: Author Debriefing at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsWhile getting into his car on the evening of February 16, 1978, the chief of the CIA's Moscow station was handed an envelope by an unknown Russian. Its contents stunned the Americans: details of top secret Soviet research and development in military technology that was totally unknown to the United States.

From David Hoffman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Dead Hand, comes the riveting story of the CIA's most valuable spy in the Soviet Union and an evocative portrait of the agency's Moscow station, an outpost of daring espionage in the last years of the Cold War. Drawing on previously secret documents obtained from the CIA, as well as interviews with participants, Hoffman will reveal how the depredations of the Soviet state motivated one man to master the craft of spying against his own nation until he was betrayed to the KGB by a disgruntled former CIA trainee. No one has ever told this story before in such detail, and Hoffman's deep knowledge of spycraft, the Cold War, and military technology makes him uniquely qualified to bring to the International Spy Museum this real life espionage thriller.

Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Meet A Spy: Sandy Grimes at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsCome to the Spy Museum Store and “Meet A Spy” - uncover the world of espionage and intelligence from people who practiced professionally.

Sandy Grimes is a longtime veteran of the CIA’s clandestine service who - along with her colleague Jeanne Vertefeuille - helped capture Aldrich Ames, the infamous CIA officer turned traitor. Meet Sandy on Thursday, July 16.

Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

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Saturday, 8 August 2015, 11am - 3pm - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting with John Caulfield, "Intelligence and the Department of State."

AFIO BulletOur speaker that we disappointed in May, Mr. John Caulfield, is willing and eager to speak to us this time, and I am sure it'll prove most interesting -- not often we hear about the intelligence efforts of the Department of State. Mr. John P. Caulfield, retired American career diplomat who managed some of the most complex relations in Latin America for the United States, most recently as Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba. There he negotiated pragmatic agreements on immigration, environmental protection, civil aviation, and cultural affairs. He also supported the aspirations of ordinary Cubans for political rights and economic opportunities in a difficult environment.
Event location: Country Club of Orange Park.
Please RSVP to Quiel Begonia at qbegonia@comcast.net or call him ASAP at (904) 545-9549. Remember, spouses and interested friends or potential members are cordially invited. Cost for the luncheon is $24, pay the club.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - MacDill AFB, Florida - The AFIO Suncoast Chapter hosts Karl D. Klicker, EdD, speaking on the Islamic State.

AFIO BulletDr. Karl Klicker is a retired Marine Corps Intelligence Officer, currently employed by Jacobs Technology as Principal Strategist supporting US Special Operations Command. He has served on psychological operations, civil affairs, interagency task force and strategic planning teams.
Klicker is the author of Indoc: Ideology, Propaganda and Conflict in the Corps and al-Qaida, a study of internal cultural tensions within the Marine Corps, the roots of division in the Sunni and Shi’a camps; the social psychology of recruiting for war; and the ongoing conflict between radical Islamists and America’s armed forces.

LOCATION: MacDill AFB Surf’s Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Blvd, MacDill AFB, FL 33621. Please RSVP by 15 August to the Chapter Secretary for yourself and include the names and email addresses of any guests. Email Michael Shapiro at sectysuncoastafio@att.net. You will receive a confirmation via email. If you do not, contact the Chapter Secretary to confirm your registration. Check-in at noon; opening ceremonies, lunch and business meeting at 1230 hours, followed by our speaker.
FEE: You must present your $20 check payable to “Suncoast Chapter, AFIO” (or cash) at check-in to cover the luncheon. If you make a reservation, don’t cancel and get a cancellation confirmation by the response deadline and then don’t show up, you will be responsible for the cost of the luncheon.

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 1 pm - Los Angeles, CA - AFIO-LA Chapter hears from Lt. Freeman, USCG, on activities of the USCG Operations Center

AFIO BulletEvent is open to members who are U.S. citizen, only. Meeting takes place at the US Coast Guard Los Angeles Air Station following a tour of the Operations Center, Lt. Freeman will run through an operations brief as well as a static display of the MH-65D Dolphin's capabilities. The space for this meeting is limited to 20. Please RSVP to attend this event. When confirmed you will be given instructions on accessing the location.
Interest, questions, and registration to AFIO_LA@Yahoo.com

25 - 26 August 2015 - McLean, VA - CIRA and AFIO's 40th Anniversary Conference and Celebration

CIRA (Central Intelligence Retirees Association) and AFIO will be holding a joint conference and celebration of our 40th anniversaries on 25-26 August 2015.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: CIA Director John Brennan; Donna Hansen, Chairman of CIA Publications Review Board; Dean Boyd, Director of CIA Office of Public Affairs; The Honorable Charles E. Allen, Former Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Collection, CIA (1998 –2005);Bill Harlow and Joseph DeTrani, former Directors of OPA; Winston Wiley, former DDI; Scott White, former EXDIR; Sue Bromley, former Associate DD/CIA; Michael Sulick, former Director, National Clandestine Service; John Sano, former DD/National Clandestine Service; Sean Roche, Associate Deputy Director of CIA for Digital Innovation; Fred Turco, former D/Information Operations Center; Robert Wallace, former Director, Office of Technical Services; Sarah Botsai, former NSA, Senior Cryptologic Executive Service, Deputy Director, White House Situation Room, IC Staff, ADD/Plans and Policy; George Jameson, CIA Senior Counsel, Director of CIA policy & coordination office, Deputy Director of Congressional Affairs; David Robarge, Senior Historian, Center for Study of Intelligence; Frederick Hitz, CIA Legislative Counsel, operations officer and manager, and the first statutory CIA Inspector General, currently Sr Fellow (Batten School) and Adj Professor (Law School) at U of Virginia; Dawn Eilenberger, CIA Deputy General Counsel, CIA Director of Finance, NGA Inspector General, current Assistant DNI for Policy & Strategy; Robert L. Deitz, former Councilor to CIA director Hayden, NSA General Counsel, Acting NGA GC, Acting DOD deputy GC, Intelligence, current Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University; Toni Hiley, Director and Curator, CIA Museum; and CIRA President Charles Campbell (CIA Deputy Inspector General, Senior DO operations officer and manager); and AFIO President James Hughes, former ADDO, National Clandestine Service.

Day One - Tuesday, 25 August: This celebration coincides with the next CIA Annuitant Reunion on 25 August where many CIRA and CIRA AFIO 40th AnniversaryAFIO members, who are CIA retirees, will be in attendance.
AFIO and CIRA members who are CIA annuitants and who retired on an even year, will be invited directly by email by CIA and should sign up for that day when the CIA invitation arrives in your inbox.

Day Two - Wednesday, 26 August: The conference expands and continues on Day Two at a local Tysons, Virginia hotel, with many more CIA, CIRA, AFIO, and other IC speakers and panelists. This second day ends with a large "Spies in Black Ties"™ Anniversary Reception and Awards Banquet featuring The Honorable Charles E. Allen, keynote speaker. Allen held a number of senior positions in the Intelligence Community including Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Collection, Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security, Chairman of the National Intelligence Collection Board, and the National Intelligence Officer for Warning.

Registration has closed.

If you have questions, contact us at afio@afio.com

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Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 11 a.m. - Albuquerque, NM - The AFIO New Mexico Chapter meets to hear Eric Burkhart

AFIO BulletMr. Eric Burkhart is a retired CIA Officer living in Texas, where there is - remarkably - no AFIO Chapter. Texas’ void is our gain, as Mr. Burkhart has volunteered to travel here to speak to our group in September. Fortunately, Mr. Burkhart recently retired following a successful career as a CIA Case Officer. He spent most of his career in war zones, including Iraq, Kosovo, and various locations in Africa. He will discuss his book about his career as an intelligence officer. The book is Mukhabarat, Baby! Mortars, WMD, Mayhem and Other - Memoirs of a Wartime Spy - A CIA Spy Memoir available at here.
Location: “The Egg & I”, 6909 Menaul Blvd (just East of Louisiana)
Registrations to Pete Bostwick (505) 898-2649 foreigndevil@yahoo.com or to Mike Ford (505) 294-6133 Secpro39@yahoo.com

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 11:30 a.m. - Scottsdale AZ - The AFIO AZ Chapter hosts Patricio Reyes, M.D., on "Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, and Major Depression: The Medical Signatures of War on Terror."

AFIO BulletPatricio F. Reyes, M.D., FAAN, is currently serves as Chief for the Traumatic Brain Injury & Alzheimer’s Disease & Cognitive Disorders Clinics with the Phoenix Veterans Administration Healthcare System.
He also serves as the Director for the Neurology Student and Resident Training Monthly TBI Case Conference at the Phoenix VA Medical Center
and is the Co-Founder-Chief Medical Officer, and Chairman for the Scientific Advisory Board Yuma Therapeutics Inc.
Your RSVP is needed no later than 72 hours ahead of time. The chapter is charged for no-shows and please remember, we are a small organization with a humble coffer!
Fee: $25.00
BADGES: please remember, many of you have been given your badge, if you do not have one please email me with the information you would like on your badge. The cost for a badge with a magnetic strip is $5.00 Full Name; Title (past career, organization, etc).
For reservations or questions, please email Simone@4SmartPhone.net or Simone@AFIOAZ.org or call and leave a message on 602.570.6016

10 September 2015, Noon to 2 pm - Washington, DC - the Returned & Services League of Australia, Washington Sub-Branch hosts Thomas W. Schultz, discussing American-Australian Relations.
Guest speaker/Topic: Mr. Thomas W. Schultz, a retired 20 year Navy Officer, will discuss the history of American-Australian Relations.
Tom earned a Masters Degree in Military Studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College in 2011. He is a 12 year resident of the National Capital Region and has published several articles on military history. Tom resides with his wife Eileen and two children in Old Town Alexandria. Tom is always ready to share his extensive background in military history and keen insight on points of interest in and around Washington, DC. For additional information see About at WWW.DCMILITARYTOUR.COM .
Charge - $15.00, including buffet lunch and sodas. Alcoholic beverages- $2.00 each.
NOTE: Valid photo ID required. Attire: Business casual.
Where: Amenities Room, Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
RSVP by noon on Wednesday September 9, 2015, to David, Ward at 202-352-8550 or via e-mail to dmward1973@gmail.com
Parking: While there is no parking at the Embassy, paid off street parking is available behind and under the Airline Pilots Association- 17th and Mass, and at 15th and Mass (1240 15th street). On street two hour metered parking is also available.

11 September 2015, noon-1 p.m. - San Diego, CA - The AFIO SD Chapter hears Matt Miller on "Snapshot of Global Security as of 9/11/2015."

AFIO BulletPlease mark your calendars for a San Diego AFIO meeting on 9/11/15 from 1200-1300. The distinguished speaker will be Matt Miller, the Private Sector Coordinator at the Law Enforcement Coordination Center. Mr. Miller is an incredibly engaging and knowledgeable speaker with a vast knowledge and career in intel, military operations, and global affairs.

Mr. Miller will present a "Snapshot of Global Security as of 9/11/15," which will cover the threats from global terrorist organizations and state sponsored adversaries.

In addition to Mr. Miller, I am looking to schedule a brief updated on what the SDSU's VizLab has accomplished recently (in the homeland security arena), as well as bring in a speaker on social media exploitation to identify violent extremists (timely given recent identification of such extremists in California).

Lunch will be coordinated so that you can order ahead, and have the meal waiting for you.

I look forward to seeing you all on 9/11/15! RSVP to Alex Carrillo, AFIO San Diego

Saturday 12 September 2015 - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hears a speaker from the American Security Council Foundation

AFIO BulletBrigadier General Donald B. Smith, Chairman of the Board of the American Security Council Foundation will be on hand to address us on the history of the American Security Council and the ASCF with emphasis on the Step Up America Program, “The Call to Good Citizenship.” The American Security Council Foundation (ASCF) was formed in 1958, and was originally known as the Institute for American Strategy. For almost 50 years the Foundation has focused on a wide range of educational programs which address critical challenges to U.S foreign policy, national security and the global economy.
Location: Indian River Colony Club, 1936 Freedom Drive, Melbourne, FL 32962, 12 noon.
Reservations Required: contact John Noble, Melbourne Police Department, 701 South Babcock Street, Melbourne, FL 32935, phone 321-409-2262

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 3 to 4:30 PM (CT) - Austin, TX - Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas at Austin hosts a roundtable discussion on Intelligence in American Society with CIA Director John O. Brennan at University of Texas, Austin

Event features CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of Central Intelligence Porter Goss, and UT System Chancellor William McRaven. The event is free and open to the public The Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to invite AFIO members to "Intelligence in American Society" with featured speaker CIA Director John O. Brennan. Joining Director John Brennan for a roundtable discussion will be University of Texas Chancellor William McRaven, former CIA Director Porter Goss, and UT Intelligence Studies Project Director Steve Slick. The event is sponsored by the Intelligence Studies Project - a collaboration between the Clements Center for National Security and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. Event co-sponsors include the Alexander Hamilton Society, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Center for Politics and Governance, the International Relations and Global Studies Program, the International Affairs Society, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the Student Veteran Association, and the Texas Exes. Parking is available for a fee in the San Jacinto Garage located at 2401 San Jacinto Blvd.

16-20 September 2015 - Washington, DC - Spies, Lies and Intelligence: The Shadowy World of International Espionage

Program #16126RJ $1,099. 5 Days, 4 Nights.
Every person sitting on a bench could be waiting for the next drop-off. Behind every monument, a mole may harbor national secrets. On this fascinating adventure at the front line of the world’s spy coterie in Washington, D.C., delve into the treachery of Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen - rogues who triggered devastating consequences to America. Learn the art of espionage, discuss the role of intelligence in an open society, and hear how the U.S. catches spies in the heart of the world capital of intrigue.

Highlights
• Retired intelligence experts take you into their seamy world, uncovering Washington, D.C.’s lesser-known spy history and discussing famous spy cases - from the cracked to the unsolved.
• Explore the International Spy Museum, and learn from the NSA’s Cryptologic Museum how codes are broken - and try out a WW II German Enigma machine.
• Hear from a polygraph specialist, examine the role of defection in counterintelligence, and examine 21st century intelligence threats.

Activity Notes
Minimal walking, standing in museums for up to two hours. 4 nights of accommodations, 10 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures, 3 Field trips

Coordinated by Road Scholar. To register call 800-454-5768.

16 - 18 September 2015 - Charleston, SC - Call for Papers, Panels, and Presentations for September Intelligence and Homeland Security Conference, The Citadel, Charleston, SC

Individual Paper Presentations: Submissions for a regular session presentation must include a title and abstract of no more than 200 words, along with author information.
Complete Thematic (Academic or Government) Panel: Roundtable and panel proposal are welcome. For a thematic panel, you must submit titles, abstracts (no more than 200 words) and author information for all papers together. The panel must deal directly with the topics and issues related to the conference.
Roundtable Sessions (Academic or Government): These sessions consist of three to four presenters discussing related topics. Submissions for a roundtable must include a title and abstract of no more than 200 words, along with participant information. Roundtable sessions are generally less formal than panels.
Student Poster Session: Poster Presentations: Submissions for poster presentations require only a title and abstract of no more than 200 words, along with author information. Posters should display theoretical work or methods, data, policy analyses, or findings in a visually appealing poster format that will encourage questions and discussion about the material.
Michael Brady, Conference Director, Department of Criminal Justice at The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St, Charleston, SC 29409
Email: bradym1@citadel.edu or call him at (843) 953-0319 (office) or (843) 953-7085 (fax)
Conference website here.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 from 1 to 7 PM (CT) - Austin, TX - CIA Invites AFIO Members and Guests in the Austin, Texas region or visitors to that area to a special Document-Release Event at the LBJ Library on "The President's Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to the First Customer"

A special reception will follow D/CIA John O. Brennan will speak AFIO President James Hughes will greet AFIO members and Guests and will host post-event reception. The President’s Daily Brief (PDB) contains the highest level intelligence analysis of key national security issues and concerns of the President. Only the President, the Vice President, and a select group of Cabinet-level officials designated by the President receive the briefing. This release highlights the role of the PDB in foreign and national security policy making.The collection includes the President’s Intelligence Checklists (PICLs) - which preceded the PDB - published from June 1961 to November 1964, and the PDBs published from December 1964 through the end of the Johnson’s term in January 1969. The documents, when released, can be viewed online. Speakers: John O. Brennan, Director, CIA; James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence; David Robarge, Chief Historian, CIA; Mark Updegrove, Director, Johnson Library (also will serve as Emcee); Porter Goss, former Director/Central Intelligence Agency; Bobby Inman,Former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence; Peter Clement, Senior Intelligence Officer and former PDB briefer; David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States; John Helgerson, former Deputy Director for Intelligence, CIA; William Inboden, Executive Director, Clements Center, University of Texas. Closing remarks by Joseph Lambert, Director, Information Management Services, CIA. (*unconfirmed). LOCATION: The symposium will be held at the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium in the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, 2313 Red River St, Austin, TX, located in the building that houses the LBJ Museum and Library on the UT Austin Campus. RSVPs: To attend this no-fee event, register NOW at this link. The collection to be released above on the PDB was put together as part of the CIA’s Historical Review Program, which identifies, reviews, and declassifies documents on historically significant events or topics. Previous releases can be seen here.
Post-event reading, in addition to the released PDBs, is the second edition (2012) book by John Helgerson of the PDBs:
Getting to Know the President: Intelligence Briefings of Presidential Candidates, 1952–2004
This is a PDF version of the book. Or it can viewed in sections as webpages here.

President's Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to Kennedy and Johnson

On September 16, 2015, the Agency released roughly 2,500 previously classified President’s Daily Briefs (PDBs) from the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson administrations at a public symposium at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, TX, entitled The President’s Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to the First Customer. This 40-page color booklet describes the documents and the PDB process during this period.

The PDB contains intelligence analysis on key national security issues for the President and other senior policymakers. Only the President, the Vice President, and a select group of officials designated by the President receive the briefing, which represents the Intelligence Community’s best insights on issues the President must confront when dealing with threats as well as opportunities related to our national security.

For several years, CIA information management officers have worked with their counterparts at the National Security Council and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on the review and declassification of these documents. Roughly 80 percent of the collection has been declassified and is being made available to the public. Click on the image of the PDB at left to view a PDF version of the LBJ Library program booklet.

For a complete recap of the event, view the press release and Director Brennan's remarks. View the video here.

The document collection can be viewed on the CIA FOIA website at: http://www.foia.cia.gov. You can also view the related photographs on CIA's Flickr page.

This collection was assembled as part of the CIA’s Historical Review Program, which identifies, reviews, and declassifies documents on historically significant events or topics. Previous releases can be viewed at: http://www.foia.cia.gov/historical-collections.

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 1130 hours - Denver, CO - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter presents "A Tour of the Disaster Management Institute and Center for Simulation."

AFIO BulletThe Rocky Mountain Chapter presents A Tour of the Disaster Management Institute and Center for Simulation located at the Community College of Aurora. The Center for Simulation is recognized as the first in the US to create simulation environments, which include but are not limited to, a home, bar and street for training first responders. The facility also houses the Disaster Management Institute, a fully-functional Emergency Operations Center that allows students and working professionals to experience and train in management of simulated disasters of all types and sizes.
Numerous Homeland Security compliant exercises have been held here. Hundreds of agencies at the local, state and federal levels as well as national guard assets find value in training at CCA’s Center for Simulation and/or Disaster Management Institute. Preparedness exercises have spanned: terrorists, rogue bombers, WMDs, Hazmat and hostage crises, among others. The exercises scope is determined by objectives which dictates if the exercise will be microscopic and/or macroscopic, in scale and size. As the center’s capabilities are easily diversified scenarios are planned ranging from Tabletops, drills or full scale exercises which sometimes take years to plan.
Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net
The cost of the meal is $12. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Tom.
Directions to the DMI facility from I-225: Take 225 to 6th Avenue and go West to Dayton. At Dayton go right or North one long city block to the first left. Turn left here into the park. Follow to the stop sign. Pull through the stop sign and park. Building is on the right. 9235 E 10th Dr, Denver, CO 80230.

23-24 September 2015 - Arlington, VA - Intelligence Budget Process

This course provides students with a detailed understanding of the intelligence budget process, examining how the budget is created in the Executive branch, primarily in negotiations between Defense and Intelligence, how the budget moves through Congress, and the actual expenditure of funds.This course is extremely helpful to those who are new to the budget process and to those who have programmatic responsibilities that are influenced by federal budget decisions.
INDIVIDUAL ENROLLMENT COURSE at The Intelligence & Security Academy®, a leading provider of innovative education and training in a broad range of national security issues and the more general area of analytic training, is pleased to announce the schedule for its 2015 OpenAcademy® individual enrollment course offerings. All courses will be held in Arlington, Virginia. AFIO members will receive a 10% discount on all OpenAcademy® courses! Register on-online and select “AFIO Registration” as an option for the discounted registration fee.
Courses are typically held in our classroom in Arlington, Virginia (just 2 blocks from the Ballston metro stop) unless otherwise noted. Individual enrollment courses are unclassified.
Visit this link to register or for more information on this and other courses.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015, 3:30 pm - Reston, VA - IAFIE Washington Area Chapter hosts Instructor of the Year, CDR, USN(Ret) Wayne Hugar of the National Intelligence University, and will discuss "Ongoing Conflict in the South China Sea and its Impact on US National Security Interests."

The Washington Area Chapter of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) hosts its fall gathering with guest speaker "IAFIE Instructor of the Year for 2015," Mr. (CDR, USN, Ret) Wayne Hugar, from the faculty of National Intelligence University. Wayne is a subject matter expert on China in particular, and global energy issues, in general. He will talk about the ongoing conflict in the South China Sea and its impact on U.S. national security interests in the region. He will also discuss the East Asia concentration he has developed for NIU students and the challenges of teaching intelligence to a diverse civilian-military audience from throughout the IC. 
Attendees do not have to be IAFIE members. Attendees are asked to arrive by 1530 for networking and refreshments; the presentation will begin no later than 1600 and will last probably about 90 minutes, or until the audience has exhausted all its questions.
RSVP to Dr. Bill Spracher, outgoing IAFIE local chapter president, at (202) 231-8462 or William.Spracher@dodiis.mil before COB 21 Sep.

Friday, 25 September 2015, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Annie Jacobsen - The Pentagon's Brain. An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsThe Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the radical force behind the nation's most revolutionary, high-tech military initiatives over the past half century. To write the first definitive history of the world's most powerful and productive military science agency, bestselling author Annie Jacobsen tracked down DARPA scientists, past and present, including current neuroscientists building an artificial brain, cell biologists working on limb regeneration, and even the Nobel Laureate who invented the laser. From conflict-tested science experiments, like Agent Orange and electronic barriers on the battlefield during Vietnam, to War on Terror insect drones, smart rockets, camera-filled war zones and advanced computer programs, she tracks DARPA from its Cold War inception to present day research controversies. Jacobsen will share her journey to the heart of the military-industrial complex-a place where science fiction and military science meet-and will reveal a future that is fascinating and potentially frightening.
Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Saturday, 26 September 2015, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME. - The AFIO Maine Chapter welcomes Ambassador Laurence F. Pope, II, as guest speaker on DIPLOMACY AND INTELLIGENCE

AFIO BulletAmb. Laurence Pope is author of “The Demilitarization of American Diplomacy: Two Cheers for Striped Pants.” Pope, who is both an insider and historian, will speak about the dysfunction of the State Department and its Foreign Service and contends that in the information age diplomacy is more important than ever. Without a change in thinking from an era of failed nation building, the U.S. may find itself having to fight more wars than it needs to. Pope served as ambassador to Chad from September 1993 to June 1996 and was temporary Chief of Mission in Tripoli October 2012 to January 2013 immediately following Ambassador Christopher Stevens who was killed in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Pope has held a number of senior posts in the State Department including Director for Northern Gulf Affairs (1987-1990), Associate Director for Counter Terrorism (1991-1993), and Political Adviser to Gen. Zinni, USMG Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Central Command (1997-2000). Ambassador Pope retired from the Foreign Service in 2000 with 31 years of service, however he continues to consult for various institutions. A respected Arabist, he speaks Arabic and French. Ambassador Pope is a graduate of Bowdoin College, did advanced studies at Princeton University, and is a graduate of U.S. Department of State Senior Service Seminar as well as a Senior Fellow at the Armed Forces Staff College. He resides in Portland, Maine.
The meeting is open to the public at the Brick Store Museum program center, 4 Dane Street, Kennebunk. For more information call 207-967-4298.

Monday 28 September 2015, 6:30 - 8 p.m. - New York, NY - AFIO Metro NY Chapter hears former FBI Special Agent Edward M. Stroz on "Impact of Edward Snowden on U.S. Security and Cyber Warfare."

AFIO BulletSpeaker Edward Stroz, former FBI, now with the NYC-based firm of Stroz Friedberg, a global leader in investigations, intelligence, and risk management. Topic and registration details to follow in coming weeks. He will speak on Edward Snowden - His impact on American security and cyber warfare. Mr. Stroz will speak about why information security is such a vexing goal and how insider threats are being addressed today.
Stronz was a Special Agent for the FBI before founding Stroz Friedberg in 2000. He is an expert on electronic evidence and investigations, internet extortions, denial of service attacks, computer hacking, insider abuse, theft of trade secrets, electronic discovery matters, and regularly provides expert testimony on these matters. Mr. Stroz pioneered the use of behavioral science in investigations to gain insights about intent and state-of-mind of computer users. He has supervised hundreds of forensic assignments in assisting corporate clients, trial counsel, individuals, and has conducted security assessments for major public and private entities. While at the Bureau, Stroz was responsible for the formation of the FBI’s Computer Crime Squad in New York City, where he supervised investigations involving computer intrusions, denial of service attacks, illegal Internet wiretapping, fraud, and violations of intellectual property rights, including trade secrets.
Location: Society of Illustrators building, 128 E 63rd St, between Park Ave and Lexington Ave.
COST: $50/person Cash or check, payable at the door only. Dinner to follow talk & Q&A. Cash bar. RESERVATIONS: Strongly suggested, not required, Email Jerry Goodwin afiometro@gmail.com or phone 646-717-3776.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, noon - Washington, DC - Jason Hanson - Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsJason Hanson is a former CIA officer, security specialist, and recent successful contestant of ABC's reality show Shark Tank. Jason teaches everyday citizens to defend themselves at his Spy Escape and Evasion school. He has been interviewed by major media outlets for his security expertise, including The Wall Street Journal, Fox News and The Huffington Post. He currently lives in Cedar City, Utah, with his family.

When Jason Hanson joined the CIA in 2003, he never imagined that the same tactics he used as a CIA officer for counter intelligence, surveillance, and protecting agency personnel would prove to be essential in everyday civilian life.

In addition to escaping handcuffs, picking locks, and spotting when someone is telling a lie, he can improvise a self-defense weapon, pack a perfect emergency kit, and even disappear off the grid if necessary. He has also honed his "positive awareness"--a heightened sense of his surroundings that allows him to spot suspicious and potentially dangerous behavior--on the street, in a taxi, at the airport, when dining out, or in any other situation.

In this engaging book, Hanson shares this know-how with readers, revealing how to: prevent home invasions, carjackings, muggings, and other violent crimes; run counter-surveillance and avoid becoming a soft target; recognize common scams at home and abroad; become a human lie detector in any setting; gain peace of mind by being prepared for anything instead of uninformed or afraid.

With the skill of a trained operative and the relatability of a suburban dad, Hanson brings his top-level training to everyday Americans in this must-have guide to staying safe in an increasingly dangerous world.
Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 7-10 pm - Washington, DC - Dinner with a Spy - An Evening with Jon Monett at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsA passion for developing and using cutting edge technology has taken Jon Monett from Cold War warrior to successful entrepreneur to 21st century philanthropist. Monett served more than 26 years at the CIA in the Office of Technical Services (OTS), initially as a technical operations specialist and ultimately becoming responsible for managing the CIA’s technical activity worldwide. OTS is where technological innovations are launched and operationally deployed - not just where gadgets are made, but where the stuff of science fiction becomes reality.

When he retired, Monett started the global security consulting and intelligence advisory services company Telemus Solutions. After selling Telemus he wanted to use his technological background to support wounded warriors; in 2008 he established Quality of Life Plus at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California to foster and generate innovations to aid and improve the quality of life of those injured in the line of duty. At this gathering, International Spy Museum Executive Director Peter Earnest will lead a conversation with Monett about the technological advances in intelligence operations that he’s been involved with, and cover everything from Monett’s days participating in technical operations to his thoughts on cyber-terrorism and his current philanthropic application of fostering innovation. You will be one of only twelve guests at nopa Kitchen+Bar for this three-course dinner.
Tickets: $300* includes hors d’oeuvres and three-course dinner with wines. Reservations can be made at www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 30 September (and Fri 16, Oct; Fri, 20 Nov; Fri, 11 Dec) 2015, 1-4 pm - Washington, DC - Meet An F-4 Pilot: Mark Hewitt - In-store Book Signing at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsUncover the world of espionage and intelligence from people who practiced professionally! Visit the International Spy Museum Store and meet an F-4 pilot. Mark A. Hewitt has always had a fascination with spyplanes and the intelligence community’s development and use of aircraft. He flew F-4s in the Marine Corps and served as Director of Maintenance with the Border Patrol and the Air Force, as was an Associate Professor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University before leading aviation activities and aircraft operations for international corporations in the Washington D.C. area. He is the author of "Special Access" and "Shoot Down". His novels have been approved by the CIA Publication Review Board.

Shortly after takeoff, a jumbo jet explodes over the waters of Long Island. Witnesses claim the aircraft was shot down by a surface-to-air missile; the government insists a mechanical malfunction brought down the airplane. An old CIA file is uncovered which details the President was warned-to preclude commercial airliners from being shot out of the sky either pay a ransom or suffer the consequences.

Just as the Agency identifies the shadowy man responsible for the shoot down of the airliner, the Libyan dictator Gaddafi is overthrown, sparking a race between the CIA and terrorist networks to win the ultimate terrorist prize-hundreds of man-portable, shoulder-launched, anti-aircraft missiles. Duncan Hunter and his top secret airplane once again team up with an expert crew to find the anti-aircraft missiles ahead of the al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood, and kill the man who shoots down airliners for profit.

Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesdays, 30 September, 7, 14, and 21 October, 2015, 10:15am - Washington, DC - Whistleblowers, Leakers or Traitors? You Decide... Spy Seminar Series the International Spy Museum at Smithsonian Associates

Ever since Edward Snowden leaked highly classified information to the media in June of 2013, Americans have been divided on whether he is a hero, a traitor, a conman, or a whistleblower. But this is not the first time in our history that an individual has ignited such controversy by revealing government secrets. In this series, intelligence experts and historians will explore the cases of five men who decided to take their data and run, and how the public and government reactions mirror or differ from today’s response to Snowden.

September 30 -- Herbert O. Yardley: The Bestseller

In 1917, Herbert O. Yardley was put in charge of the nation’s first codebreaking section of military intelligence, MI8. He was excellent at his job, and when his office was closed down in 1929, he set off a firestorm with his bestselling tell-all book about the secrets of cryptography, America’s Black Chamber. Dr. William J. Lahneman, a former US Navy Surface Warfare Officer, professor of homeland security at Embry-Riddle University, and author of Keeping U.S. Intelligence Effective: The Need for a Revolution in Intelligence Affairs, will explore Yardley’s fantastic life from allegations that he sold WWII code secrets to Japan to his prowess at poker.

October 7 -- Martin & Mitchell: The Defectors

The National Security Agency faced a terrible crisis in the summer of 1960 when two cryptologists disappeared on vacation, possibly behind the Iron Curtain. In a worst case scenario for the U.S. government, the pair appeared in Moscow on September 6, 1960 to announce their defection and denounce the United States. For the first time the mission and activities of the NSA - including unauthorized incursions into foreign airspace - were made public. Dr. David M. Barrett, professor of political science at Villanova University and author of, The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy, will uncover what led to their defection and the aftermath for both the NSA and the defectors.

October 14 -- Daniel Ellsberg: The Activist

When Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara assembled a team of analysts to investigate every aspect of the Vietnam War in 1967, he set in motion a momentous chain of events. One team member, Daniel Ellsberg, already concerned at the differences he could see between the Government’s classified picture of events and what the it was telling the American people, felt aghast at the secrets the documents revealed about what US officials actually knew when key decisions were made. Ellsberg tried to take his startling observations to Congress and, when that failed, he leaked the study to the press. The leak provoked the Nixon administration to an aggressive response, which ultimately led to a powerful Supreme Court ruling. John Prados, a Senior Fellow of the National Security Archive and editor of Inside the Pentagon Papers, will illuminate the course and consequences of this famous leak and litigation, and their continuing relevance to the public’s right to know.

October 21 -- Edward Snowden: The Contractor

Edward Snowden’s activities beginning in June of 2013 are very well known-from the first leak of classified information to his stay in Russia. But his motivations, the system vulnerabilities that enabled him to access highly classified information, and his stated goals are continuing points of heated discussion. Hailed as a hero or decried as a traitor, his actions have reopened the issue of privacy for people and for nations. Dr. Mary Manjikian, Associate Dean of the Robertson School of Government, Regent University, and author of Threat Talk: The Comparative Politics of Internet Addiction will reveal how her research into organizations offers a new way of looking at Snowden and all those leakers/whistleblowers/heroes/ traitors who came before.

To register: (via phone) 202.633.3030; (online) www.SmithsonianAssociates.org.
Internet Quick Tix code for the program: 1M2-802.

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Thursday, 1 October 2015, 4 - 5 pm - Williamsburg, VA - "Intelligence as a Career" - presentation by AFIO President James Hughes at the College of William & Mary.

AFIO BulletJames R. Hughes, former Clandestine Service office, served overseas as a Chief of Station several times, and at CIA Headquarters in a number of senior management positions, including as Chief of the Near East and South Asia Division, in the Directorate of Operations. He was also the Associate Deputy Director of Operations (ADDO) at the National Security Agency, 1998-99. He currently is president of AFIO and is visiting Willliam & Mary Career Center to discuss "Intelligence as a Career: Is it right for you and are you right for it?" while he shares insights and stories from his 40-year career in CIA and NSA. Don't miss this unique opportunity.
Event location: Cohen Career Center, Presentation Room, 180 Stadium Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185. More information here.


SPY Tour of Washington scheduled for Saturday 3 October has been rescheduled due to weather concerns. The new date is 14 November. More information is in our November listings, below.


Monday, 5 October 2015, 6 pm - North Las Vegas, NV - The AFIO Las Vegas Chapter hears from Steven Curtis on "Radiological Dispersion Devices: How Effective are they for Terrorism?"

AFIO BulletSteven Curtis will be presenting an overview of Radiological Dispersal Devices and how they affect national response, planning efforts, public health, and the science of emergency response. Mr. Curtis has been associated with radiological emergency response for more than 20 years. He was a response team leader for scientific analysis of radiological dispersion events and for providing information for health protection for local and national decision-makers. His professional career has taken him on paths of leadership as a company commander in an armor unit of the Nevada National Guard, as a program manager for U.S. Department of Energy programs in such areas as National Security, Training and Exercises, and national and international response programs. He has more recently been leveraged as a consultant for technical transfer within the Nevada System of Higher Education and as an Unmanned Aerial Systems subject matter expert. He holds a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a Master’s degree in Health Physics, both from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Event location: Texas Station Hotel, 2101 Texas Star Ln, North Las Vegas, NV. Corner of Rancho Blvd. and West Lake Mead Blvd. Please note: The meeting won't be in the Convention Center at Texas Station. Instead, we have reserved the site at the north-by-northwest end of the Texas Station Hotel instead, near the valet parking garage, that used to be a restaurant.
To register: email Christy Zalesny ( christyzalesny@yahoo.com ) Corresponding Secretary or call her at 702- 271-5667, if you have any questions.

5 October 2015 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Andre LeGallo Chapter hosts Dr. Thomas Fingar, former First Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis and Chairman of the National Intelligence Council and current Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University.

AFIO BulletTopic will be Intelligence and the Iran Nuclear Agreement. Intelligence played a critical role in identifying the scope of Iranian programs and the potential for reaching a negotiated solution. Intelligence will also play a critical role in monitoring implementation of the agreement and in assessing the significance of apparent violations. Dr. Thomas Fingar, the public face of the 2007 National Intelligence Estimate on Iran's nuclear intentions and capabilities, will discuss the role and responsibilities of intelligence with respect to the Iran nuclear agreement, why the IC determined in 2007 that Iran had halted the weapon-specific portions of its nuclear program in 2003, the implications of that judgment for diplomacy and military action and key lessons learned. He will also discuss the role of intelligence in the just concluded agreement with Iran and future considerations on actions against Iran. 11:30AM no host cocktails; meeting starts at noon. Note different location: Poplar Creek Grill (Popular Creek Golf Course Club House) 1700 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401. Please RSVP here. Reservation and pre-payment is required before September 25, 2015 (fee goes up after 9/18/15). The venue cannot accommodate walk-ins. Questions: Please contact Mariko Kawaguchi at afiosf@aol.com.

Monday, 5 October 2015, 7 -9 pm - Washington, DC - Introduction to Intelligence Analysis 102 at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsCould you keep calm and connect the dots while a terror attack unfolds? Intelligence analysts are tasked with gathering as many facts and determining what is relevant as quickly as possible in times of crisis. In this two hour workshop led by a senior instructor with the Forum Foundation for Analytic Excellence, you will be presented with a real case and go through the process that analysts do as they determine what matters and what doesn’t. In the case you’ll be considering, reports emerge that a deadly terror attack is occurring in a major city.

Who’s responsible? Is this an organized strike or a rogue operation? Working as an intelligence analyst with a looming deadline, you’ll generate multiple hypotheses as quickly as possible, and explore and challenge assumptions. You’ll learn how analysts employ Structured Analytic Techniques to avoid cognitive pitfalls and spur creative thinking, and avoid major intelligence failures.
Space is limited to only 30 participants - advance registration required!
Tickets: $40. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Bridge of Spies

Current Members are invited to a free, special pre-screening of... Bridge of Spies
Directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks, and based on the 1960 U-2 incident and spy swap.
Click image above to view official trailer of film.

Advance Screening has been arranged by True World Ops* and is being held as a benefit with AFIO
Join us to see this thrilling biographical drama before it hits theatres!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (ET) AMC Loews Georgetown 14, 3111 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ “Bridge of Spies”
tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task
to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.
Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life
into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.

Directed by three-time Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg,
“Bridge of Spies” stars: two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as James Donovan;
three-time Tony Award winner Mark Rylance as Rudolf Abel, a KGB agent defended by Donovan;
Scott Shepherd as CIA operative Hoffman;
Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan as James’ wife, Mary;
Sebastian Koch as East German lawyer Vogel;
and Academy Award nominee Alan Alda as Thomas Watters, a partner at Donovan’s law firm.

*True World Ops is a community that connects people passionate about the history of espionage and counterintelligence
with real spies through a combination of content-driven online social media and entertaining in-person events
led by experts from around the world. View their other upcoming activities.

Friday, 09 October 2015, 1 - 4 pm - Washington, DC - Black Flags - a new book by Joby Warrick

International Spy Museum eventsAcross Iraq and Syria, in town after town, a black flag has been raised. It is the flag of ISIS and it means that the Islamist dream of an ultraconservative caliphate has come true.

In his new book, Black Flags, Joby Warrick traces this terrifying triumph back fifteen years to what he purposts was the origins in a remote Jordanian prison where a political prisoner named Zarqawi languished. From these roots, Warrick suggests, grew the viral strain of Islamic terror that now threatens to topple regimes across the Middle East.

Meet at the International Spy Museum Store to meet the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter and get a signed copy of Black Flags. Joby’s unprecedented access to both the CIA and Jordanian front translates to an adrenaline-fueled account that explicates a man and a movement whose visions threaten an entire region, paired with the Westerners who saw the danger and have struggled to stop it.

Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Saturday, 10 October 2015, 1 pm-4 pm - Washington, DC - Lena Sisco - You're Lying! Meet An Interrogator at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsThe International Spy Museum Store hosts a signing with Lena Sisco and her book You’re Lying! Lena Sisco is a former military intelligence officer and interrogator who has trained Department of Defense (DoD) personnel in detecting deception, interrogation, tactical questioning, elicitation, counter elicitation, and cross cultural communications for more than 11 years. She is the president and cofounder of The Congruency Group, LLC, and a senior instructor at the Body Language Institute in Washington D.C. She has appeared on numerous television shows, including Dr. Drew, HLN, and Access Hollywood. She has a BA degree from the University of Rhode Island and an MA degree from Brown University, and resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Lena wrote You’re Lying! because no matter what your profession or life circumstances, you need the skills to take control of a situation, detect deception, and reveal the truth. While you probably won’t ever have to interrogate a detainee who doesn’t want to tell you about an upcoming terrorist attack - as Lena has - You’re Lying! will help you deal with that salesperson trying to rip you off, the kid bullying your child who claims innocence, a cheating spouse, or dissembling boss. As the adage says,
knowledge is power. Lena interrogated numerous members of Al Qaeda and the Taliban while stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, then taught those skills to Defense Department personnel for years afterward. Her ability to build rapport, accurately read body language, and employ effective questioning techniques led to numerous successes that saved American lives.
You will also learn her easy-to-follow five-step program on how to accurately detect verbal (both spoken and written) and non-verbal deceptive tells, how to conduct an effective line of questioning, and what to do after you identify the lies we all face every day. Take the knowledge in You’re Lying! and empower yourself.
Don’t get fooled again.
Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

13 October 2015 - MacDill AFB, FL - AFIO Suncoast Chapter hosts Edward "Eddie" Ko speaking on "the lack of intelligence during the Korean War."

AFIO BulletEddie Ko escaped to South Korea where he happened to meet up with Lt. Eugene Clark as the US Navy was preparing for one of the most pivotal points of the war, the landing at Inchon. Just 14 years old, Ko told the Lieutenant he'd find out how many enemies were there, and when high tide for an invasion landing. The US enlisted him in the Marines as a counterintelligence spy, and he went on to warn the Americans of many surprise attacks.

LOCATION: MacDill AFB Surf’s Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Blvd, MacDill AFB, FL 33621. Please RSVP to the Chapter Secretary for yourself and include the names and email addresses of any guests. Email Michael Shapiro at sectysuncoastafio@att.net. You will receive a confirmation via email. If you do not, contact the Chapter Secretary to confirm your registration. Check-in at noon; opening ceremonies, lunch and business meeting at 1230 hours, followed by our speaker.
FEE: You must present your $20 check payable to “Suncoast Chapter, AFIO” (or cash) at check-in to cover the luncheon. If you make a reservation, don’t cancel and get a cancellation confirmation by the response deadline and then don’t show up, you will be responsible for the cost of the luncheon.

14 October 2015, 6 - 9 pm - Arlington, VA - Silver Anniversary Gala and Chancellor's Dinner by Institute of World Politics

IWP Silver Anniversary

Since its founding, The Institute of World Politics (IWP) has grown into the nation's premier graduate school dedicated to developing leaders with a sound understanding of international realities and the ethical conduct of statecraft, based on knowledge and appreciation of the founding principles of the American political economy and the Western moral tradition.

Silver Anniversary Gala Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202
Sponsorship & Tickets: For information on sponsorship opportunities and ticket purchases, please contact Jennifer Giglio at 202.462.2101 ext. 312 or jgiglio@iwp.edu. Registration has closed.
Accommodations: A limited room block held at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City is available at the rate of $269 per night.
To make your reservation, please click here. Input the Arrival Date, Departure Date and Group Code: WPGWPGA.
To make your reservation, by phone, please call 1.800.241.3333. Reference the Group Name: The Institute of World Politics
Schedule of Events: 6:00 pm Cocktail Reception, 7:00 pm Dinner and Program
Keynote Speaker: Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, USA (Ret.), 18th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
Masters of Ceremonies: KT McFarland, National Security Analyst, FOX News; Entertainment: Keni Thomas, Award winning Nashville singer-song writer and a decorated combat veteran with the elite 75th Ranger Regiment special operations unit.
Attire: Black Tie or Military Dress Equivalent
Guests: An estimated 500 guests will gather to celebrate 25 years of The Institute of World Politics' accomplishments and inspire the next generation of leaders. The event will bring together national and international civic and business leaders, members of Congress, and IWP supporters to reflect on the work of the Institute.
Questions to Jennifer E. Giglio at JGiglio@iwp.edu.

14-18 October 2015 - Washington, DC - Spies, Lies and Intelligence: The Shadowy World of International Espionage

Program #16126RJ $1,099. 5 Days, 4 Nights.
Every person sitting on a bench could be waiting for the next drop-off. Behind every monument, a mole may harbor national secrets. On this fascinating adventure at the front line of the world’s spy coterie in Washington, D.C., delve into the treachery of Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen - rogues who triggered devastating consequences to America. Learn the art of espionage, discuss the role of intelligence in an open society, and hear how the U.S. catches spies in the heart of the world capital of intrigue.

Highlights
• Retired intelligence experts take you into their seamy world, uncovering Washington, D.C.’s lesser-known spy history and discussing famous spy cases - from the cracked to the unsolved.
• Explore the International Spy Museum, and learn from the NSA’s Cryptologic Museum how codes are broken - and try out a WW II German Enigma machine.
• Hear from a polygraph specialist, examine the role of defection in counterintelligence, and examine 21st century intelligence threats.

Activity Notes
Minimal walking, standing in museums for up to two hours. 4 nights of accommodations, 10 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures, 3 Field trips

Coordinated by Road Scholar. To register call 800-454-5768

Friday, 16 October 2015, 1-4 pm - Washington, DC - Meet An F-4 Pilot: Mark Hewitt - In-store Book Signing at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsUncover the world of espionage and intelligence from people who practiced professionally! Visit the International Spy Museum Store and meet an F-4 pilot. Mark A. Hewitt has always had a fascination with spyplanes and the intelligence community’s development and use of aircraft. He flew F-4s in the Marine Corps and served as Director of Maintenance with the Border Patrol and the Air Force, as was an Associate Professor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University before leading aviation activities and aircraft operations for international corporations in the Washington D.C. area. He is the author of "Special Access" and "Shoot Down". His novels have been approved by the CIA Publication Review Board.

Shortly after takeoff, a jumbo jet explodes over the waters of Long Island. Witnesses claim the aircraft was shot down by a surface-to-air missile; the government insists a mechanical malfunction brought down the airplane. An old CIA file is uncovered which details the President was warned-to preclude commercial airliners from being shot out of the sky either pay a ransom or suffer the consequences.

Just as the Agency identifies the shadowy man responsible for the shoot down of the airliner, the Libyan dictator Gaddafi is overthrown, sparking a race between the CIA and terrorist networks to win the ultimate terrorist prize-hundreds of man-portable, shoulder-launched, anti-aircraft missiles. Duncan Hunter and his top secret airplane once again team up with an expert crew to find the anti-aircraft missiles ahead of the al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood, and kill the man who shoots down airliners for profit.

Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

21 October 2015 - Laurel, MD - 17th National Cryptologic Museum Foundation General Membership Meeting on "The Changing Face of Terrorism."

Register for the 17th NCMF General Membership Meeting & Symposium. The theme is "The Changing Face of Terrorism," and the program features: NCMF President Richard C. Schaeffer, Jr. will give opening (& closing) remarks; Special tribute to Lt Gen Lincoln D. Faurer, former Chairman of the NCMF BoD; NCMF Curator Pat Weadon will give an update about the NCM & new exhibits; Presentation by Nancy Dillman, former CIA case officer, Afghanistan; Keynote presentation by Robert Grenier, former director, CIA Counterterrorism Center & author of 88 Days to Kandahar; Presentation by David Rohde, author of A Rope and a Prayer, A Kidnapping from Two Sides; Update on milestones, site & architectual planning from Larry Castro, COO, Cyber Center for Education and Innovation - National Cryptologic Museum.
Registration includes breakfast and lunch. Registration fees are $30 for NCMF members and $50 for non-members (includes a one-year complimentary NCMF membership). Registration deadline is 16 October.Remember, this year the Annual Meeting coincides with the Cryptologic History Symposium (see description at this link).

22-23 October 2015 - Laurel, MD - "A Century of Cryptology" - Theme of the 2015 Cryptologic History Symposium

The Center for Cryptologic History invites you to attend the Center’s biennial Symposium on Cryptologic History which will take place October 22-23, 2015. The Symposium will be held at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, Maryland. Following the Symposium, on Saturday, October 24, participants will be given an opportunity to tour the National Cryptologic Museum and participate in a workshop on sources for research in cryptologic history. The Symposium is an occasion for historians to gather for reflection and debate on relevant and important topics from the cryptologic past. Regular participants include historians from the Center for Cryptologic History, the Intelligence Community, the defense establishment, the military services, distinguished scholars from American and foreign academic institutions, veterans of the cryptologic profession, graduate and undergraduate students, and the interested public. Past symposia have featured scholarship that set out new ways to consider our cryptologic heritage, and this one will be no exception. The conference will provide many opportunities to interact with leading historians and other distinguished experts. The mix of practitioners, scholars, and interested observers always guarantees a lively debate promoting an enhanced appreciation for past events.

Event Location: Johns Hopkins APL Kossiakoff Auditorium - 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723-6099

In addition to the two-day symposium, on Saturday, October 24, participants will have an opportunity to tour the National Cryptologic Museum and participate in a workshop in the NCM Library from 1000-1130 on sources for research in cryptologic history. Bring your research and questions. Sign up to attend this workshop at Registration on the 22nd or 23rd. Also on Saturday at the NCM from 1000-1130 - visit the NCM's Magic Room for "Museum History and Treasures" (no sign-up required).

As we mark the centenary years of World War I (1914–1918), when so many significant advancements occurred in the field of cryptology, we will also examine the impact cryptologists made throughout the twentieth century, especially during such periods as World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War, the War in Vietnam, and the post-Cold War era. The Symposium will also include panels that look at the foundations of cryptology before the “Great War.” We welcome submissions from those who are new to the field and those who have presented at previous symposiums.

The Symposium is a prestigious program of the NSA's Center for Cryptologic History that showcases speakers who are recognized as cryptologic authorities from around the world. The theme and agenda topics for the Symposium always attract the interest of scholars, professionals, and the public. Since 2003, the Foundation (NCMF) has teamed with the CCH to help stage this exciting bi-annual event that attracts international attention from academia and the Intelligence Community.

Registration per person: $70/day. Full-time student rate: $35/day (please bring student ID to Symposium)

REGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY 19 OCTOBER. Unfortunately, we will not be able to make any refunds after 19 October.

Fee includes daily lunch, plus morning and afternoon refreshments. Shuttle bus service will be available from the lower level parking lot.

National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF) POB 1682, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755. Make checks payable to: NCMF.

For registration assistance call (301) 688-5436. For symposium information call (301) 688-2336.

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 7 pm - Washington, DC - Espionage and Ectoplasm: Spy Spirits Revealed! Exclusive Walking Tour at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsSpying can have grave consequences, and some of the world’s most famous turncoats have met their end or faced the music in our nation’s capital. Which of these spy specters are bringing new meaning to the term “dead drop”? Is Civil War spy Rose Greenhow haunting the city where she was imprisoned with her small daughter? Does Soviet defector Walter Krivitsky wander the halls of the hotel where he met his mysterious demise?

This one hour walking tour playfully imagines the spooky spooks who may be haunting the streets of DC! Laura Hicken, Exhibitions and Programs Manager at the Spy Museum, will lead this tour for 18 and over that will leave you shaken and stirred.
Tickets: $10. Register at www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 1- 4 pm - Washington, DC - Meet Navy Seal Clint Emerson

International Spy Museum eventsMeet ret. Navy SEAL Clint Emerson who spent 20 years conducting special ops all over the world while attached to SEAL Teams (including the elite SEAL Team SIX) and the National Security Agency (NSA).

Utilizing an array of practical skills he developed to protect himself while at home and abroad, he has included many of those in his new book, 100 Deadly Skills, a hands-on, survival guide adapted for civilians from actual special forces operations - to eluding pursuers, evading capture, and surviving any dangerous situation.
"Essential reading for aspiring warriors, as well as professionals. Retired SEAL TEAM 6 operator Clint Emerson's expertise really shines." - author H. Keith Melton

With easy-to-understand instructions and illustrations, Emerson outlines in detail many life-saving strategies and teaches you how to think and act like a member of the special forces. Meet Emerson in person.

Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Monday, 26 October 2015, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Alan Turing Decoded: An Evening with Sir Dermot Turing at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsFamous codebreaker and computer scientist Alan Turing’s legend has grown through books and films such as The Imitation Game, and it has become a challenge to discern the real man from the story. Now, Alan Turing’s nephew, Sir Dermot Turing, has taken a fresh look at the influences on Alan Turing’s life and creativity in his new biography Prof: Alan Turing Decoded.

As a family member and a trustee of Bletchley Park, the UK headquarters for codebreaking during WWII, Dermot Turing has a fresh perspective on this extraordinary man. The author will share the insights he gained from secret documents only recently released and other sources not tapped by previous biographers including Turing’s letters to his close friend writer, scholar, and editor Nick Furbank. Visit for a unique look at a true genius.
Tickets: $10. Register at www.spymuseum.org

26-30 October 2015 - Arlington, VA - Cyberforce Superiority® Executive/Managers course - October 26-30 2015

INDIVIDUAL ENROLLMENT COURSE OFFERINGS - The Intelligence & Security Academy®, a leading provider of innovative education and training in a broad range of national security issues and the more general area of analytic training, is pleased to announce the following individual enrollment course offerings. Courses will be held in Arlington, VA.
Cyberforce Superiority®, training cyber operators to be more broadly based, integrating offense, defense and forensics into a holistic program. Many experts agree that cyber is a new warfighting domain, requiring new approaches and new skills. Unlike most cyber training courses that emphasize either computer security or hacking skills, the 5-day Cyberforce Superiority™ Executive/Managers course is designed to give students a preliminary integrated understanding of the methodologies and interrelated offensive and defensive factors that come into play when training a cyber warrior. Students will receive a technical sampling of the complete belt series in an immersive five-day offering. Are you interested in cyber and want to learn about all aspects surrounding the topic? Are you a manager who needs to understand the basics of cyber operations in order to be able to communicate in a more effective manner with your employees? Are you interested in a comprehensive entrée into Computer Network Operations? If so, this course is for you!
AFIO members receive a 10% discount! Register on-online and select “AFIO Registration” for the discounted registration fee.
Visit this link to register or for more information on this and other courses.
Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22203; Phone: 703-894-6982

Monday: 26 October 2015, 1 - 4 pm - Washington, DC - Disciples - a new book by Douglas Waller

International Spy Museum eventsCome to the International Spy Museum Store and meet former Newsweek and Time correspondent Douglas Waller, who tells the story of four OSS warriors of WWII in DISCIPLES.

All four warriors later led the CIA. They are the most famous and controversial directors, says Waller, the CIA has ever had - Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, and William Casey. DISCIPLES is the story of these dynamic agents and their daring espionage and sabotage in wartime Europe which began under OSS Director Bill Donovan.

Tickets: Free! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Washington, DC - "The 21st Century Intelligence Mission" is theme of Second Annual CIA and GWU Ethos and Profession of Intelligence National Security Conference

Registration is now open for the 2nd annual “Ethos and Profession of Intelligence” National Security Conference, a public event held jointly between CIA and the George Washington University (GWU).

The conference features an opening address by D/CIA Brennan, a keynote by Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper, and sets of IC panelists, national security experts, current and former foreign intelligence partners, private sector leaders, and members of the media. Panelists will examine the ways technologies and social change are altering the role of intelligence agencies in the 21st century. They also will discuss how agencies interact with policy makers, recruit and develop staff, protect civil liberties, and build international partnerships. The panels are as follows: 21st Century Challenges: Denied Areas, Digital Domains, and Determined Adversaries; 21st Century Warning: What Should Policymakers Reasonably Expect?; Bridging 20th Century Law and 21st Century Intelligence; 21st Century Intelligence Officers: What Capabilities Do They Need to Fulfill the Mission?; and The Shared 21st Century International Mission - Partners in Security.

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis here. There is no fee to attend. Event location is at GWU’s Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, DC.

Registrants should arrive at GWU’s Lisner Auditorium, located at 730 21st Street NW Washington, D.C. 20052, to check-in for the event from 8 - 9 a.m on 27 October. The event will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 5:30 p.m. The conference is free-of-charge, and lunch will be provided. Parking is available for a fee at GWU garages.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 6:30pm - Washington, DC. Susan Elia MacNeal - Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante

International Spy Museum eventsThe International Spy Museum hosts a book discussion and signing of Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante by Susan Elia MacNeal. Susan Elia MacNeal is the author of The New York Times- and USA Today-bestselling Maggie Hope mystery series, starting with the Edgar Award-nominated and Barry Award-winning Mr. Churchill’s Secretary. The newest book in the series, Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante, will be published on October 27, 2015.
A former book and magazine editor whose first job was assistant to novelist John Irving, Susan graduated cum laude and with departmental honors from Wellesley College, cross-registered for courses at the MIT, and attended the Radcliffe Publishing Course at Harvard University.
BOOK SUMMARY: It’s December ’41, days after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor. England’s intrepid, code-breaking spy Maggie Hope is accompanying Winston Churchill across the pond to The White House where Churchill and President Roosevelt are in the midst of history-making discussions involving how best to join forces to defeat the Axis powers and win the war. When one of the First Lady’s aides is mysteriously murdered and Eleanor Roosevelt herself is implicated in the crime, Maggie finds herself embroiled in a scandalous conspiracy that could jeopardize America’s participation in the war - and ultimately, the world’s fate.
“Compulsively readable…you’ll be [Maggie Hope’s] loyal subject, ready to follow her wherever she goes.” - Oprah.com
Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

28 October - 5 November 2015 - London, UK - The History and Craft of Spying With Nigel West

Immerse yourself in the world of spies, lies and intelligence with renowned author and intelligence expert Nigel West. Consider the impact of espionage on history from World War I to today’s global conflicts. As a special feature, join theater producer and director Giles Ramsay for a briefing in preparation for a London theater performance. Hear a journalist on "the state of the nation."

Highlights
• Intelligence historian, author and “experts’ expert” Nigel West leads your foray into the world of espionage.
• Spend a full day at Bletchley Park, code name Station X, to learn about code-breaking and the Enigma machine used during WWII.
• Enjoy a London theater performance.

Activity Notes: Walking up to one mile per day. Includes 7 nights of accommodations, 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, 6 Expert-led lectures, 2 Field trips, 1 Performances.

Itinerary Summary: Arrival London, 7 nights; departure
9 Days, 8 Nights, Program #19346RJ, $2,796.
To register call 800-454-5768 or visit http://www.roadscholar.org/n/program/summary.aspx?id=1%2D56TXE9

Friday, 30 October 2015 - Tysons, VA - Dr. Peter Singer, Cyberwar Expert and Strategist, and a leading expert on changes in 21st century warfare, discusses the recent cyberattacks, military feints by China, and the likelihood of a Global War; Morning speaker is Douglas Waller, on "Legendary spymasters Allen Dulles, Bill Casey, Bill Colby, and Richard Helms - from WWII operatives and saboteurs to CIA Directors."

AFIO BulletPeter W. Singer, PhD, the author of multiple award-winning books, is considered one of the world's leading experts on 21st century security issues. He has been named by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues, and by Foreign Policy magazine as one of their Top 100 Global Thinkers. His books include Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry, Children at War, Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century. His most recent book is Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know, which was named to both the US Army and US Navy professional reading list. His latest, a novel, is Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War.

Douglas Waller is former correspondent for Newsweek and TIME, covering the CIA, Pentagon, State Department, the White House and Congress. He will be discussing four men, among the CIA's most controversial directors, who served under Wild Bill Donovan in WWII. He will describe their recruitment, training, and rise -- including backstories of these future DCIs and their use of espionage and sabotage, all covered in Disciples: The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan.

Registration has closed. For security, no registration accepted at hotel.

Timing: Check-in for badge pickup at 10:30 a.m.; Douglas Waller begins presentation at 11 a.m.; Lunch served at noon; Peter Singer begins presentation at 1:05 pm. Event closes at 2 p.m. The latest intelligence books by these authors, and many others, on display and for sale throughout event.

EVENT LOCATION: The Crowne Plaza, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons Corner, VA Driving directions here or use this link: http://tinyurl.com/boey9vf

30 October 2015, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Arlington, VA - Naval Intelligence Professionals Meeting and Fall Luncheon

"The Road Ahead for the Naval Information Dominance Force" the topic by guest speaker RADM Matthew Kohler, Commander, Naval Information Dominance Forces.
Registration: $59/pp; Table for $470 for 8. Registration closes 23 October. To register and make menu selection or send payment to NIP, PO Box 11579, Burke, VA 22009. Questions? Contact Lisa Cosgriff at navintpro@aol.com or call 703-250-6765; or call Doris Key, petitttid@aol.com; 410-562-1036. Online registration is required. Event location: Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Blvd, Arlington, VA 22202.

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Wednesday 4 November 2015, 7:30 - 8:45 pm - McLean, VA - The Westminster Institute hears Pete Hoekstra on "Confronting Violent Jihad: Lessons Learned."

"Confronting Violent Jihad: Lessons Learned" is the topics by former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra, who serves as the Investigative Project on Terrorism's Shillman senior fellow. He represented Michigan for 18 years in Congress. He is the author of "Architects of Disaster: The Destruction of Libya."
Event takes place at The Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101
No cost to register. Click here to do so.

Saturday, 7 November 2015 - Washington, DC - The OSS Society hosts the annual William J. Donovan Awards Dinner.

Event has closed.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 11:30 a.m. - Scottsdale, AZ - The AFIO Arizona Chapter hears Lt Gennaro Buonocore, USN on ISIS.

AFIO BulletGuest Speaker is LT Gennaro Buonocore, USN discussing "ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ISIS BUT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK..."

Lt. Buonocore was assigned as the PAO of SEAL Team Seventeen in Coronado, CA. Since joining SPECWAR he has deployed as the Deputy PAO for Combined Joint Interagency Task Force - Syria (2015), as the History Documentation Officer for SOCOM’s JSOC Task Force 94-7.1 in Afghanistan (2014) and as the PAO for SEAL Team Four in Afghanistan (2012/2013). Prior to his U.S. Naval service, Buonocore served as a reserve Civil Affairs officer and Economics Functional Specialist for the Italian armed forces reserves in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a visiting lecturer in Threat Finance at the Italian Institute for Defense Research Studies (ISTRID) and is the adjunct faculty for Comparative National Security Analysis at Excelsior College’s School of Public Service. His first book Failure of the European Multiculturalism - The Islamist Crusade, which documented the phenomenon of European groomed jihadists, was published in May 2012. His second book, The Afghan Paradox, a study of the US involvement in Afghanistan, was published in June 2014. LT Buonocore is fluent in Italian, Spanish and French. He is conversational in Persian Tajik (Dari). Widely recognized as a Middle East and the Mediterranean basin’s expert, he has chaired the board of directors of PARSA, the NGO which has been operating in Afghanistan since the end of the Soviet invasion. LT Buonocore holds a current Department of Defense Top Secret (SCI) security clearance.

Location: McCormick Ranch Golf Club 7505 E McCormick Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

IMPORTANT REMINDER: WE WILL NEED YOUR RSVP no later than 72 hours ahead of time. WE ARE charged for the no-shows and please remember, we are a small organization with a humble coffer! We would therefore APPRECIATE that you all respond to this email to confirm your presence (or not). Please note our meeting fees will now be as follows: $25.00 BADGES: please remember, many of you have been given your badge, if you do not have one please email me with the information you would like on your badge. The cost for a badge with a magnetic strip is $5.00 ▪ Full Name ▪ Title (past career, organization, etc) For reservations or questions, please email Simone at this address, or this one, or call and leave a message on 602.570.6016

11-15 November 2015 - Washington, DC - Spies, Lies and Intelligence: The Shadowy World of International Espionage

Program #16126RJ $1,099. 5 Days, 4 Nights.
Every person sitting on a bench could be waiting for the next drop-off. Behind every monument, a mole may harbor national secrets. On this fascinating adventure at the front line of the world’s spy coterie in Washington, D.C., delve into the treachery of Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen - rogues who triggered devastating consequences to America. Learn the art of espionage, discuss the role of intelligence in an open society, and hear how the U.S. catches spies in the heart of the world capital of intrigue.

Highlights
• Retired intelligence experts take you into their seamy world, uncovering Washington, D.C.’s lesser-known spy history and discussing famous spy cases - from the cracked to the unsolved.
• Explore the International Spy Museum, and learn from the NSA’s Cryptologic Museum how codes are broken - and try out a WW II German Enigma machine.
• Hear from a polygraph specialist, examine the role of defection in counterintelligence, and examine 21st century intelligence threats.

Activity Notes
Minimal walking, standing in museums for up to two hours. 4 nights of accommodations, 10 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures, 3 Field trips

Coordinated by Road Scholar. To register call 800-454-5768

14 November 2015, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm - Melbourne, FL - The AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hears from Robert Witte on the "Financial Aspects of Anti-Terrorism."

AFIO BulletRobert Witte specializes in the financial aspect of anti-terrorism. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida in Criminology with a concentration of Anti-Terrorism. Robert is a former U.S. Marine who currently works for a company which monitors global activity of terrorism that would affect Citibank branches. He was deployed in 2009 for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Robert's company bridges the gap between Law Enforcement and the private financial sector.
Location: Indian River Colony Club At Ease Club, 1936 Freedom Dr, Melbourne, FL 32940
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM: Social Hour; greet old, new members and guests (cash bar) 12:15 PM: Sit-Down lunch
TO ATTEND: Prepaid reservations are required which must be received by November 6, 2015. Complete the form below and mail with your check payable to the order of AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter to John Noble, Melbourne Police Department, 701 South Babcock Street, Melbourne, FL 32935.
Please note: Late reservations cannot be accommodated. We regret we cannot accept walk-ins.
$27/pp. Menu choices: Turkey with stuffing, gravy and vegetable (T) or, Salmon Caesar Salad (S). All of the above come with rolls and butter, coffee, tea and Chef’s choice of ice cream. Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-free meals are available upon early request. Prices include tax & gratuity. Questions: Contact AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter President John Noble at: (321) 693 2427, jnoble@melbourneflorida.org, or johnnoble427@gmail.com.

Saturday, 14 November 2015 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter hears from Dan Mulvenna, former RCMP Counterespionage Expert, on “Russian Illegals: KGB, SVR & GRU–1922 to the Present.”

AFIO BulletOur speaker will be Daniel J. Mulvenna. The title of his presentation will be “Russian Illegals: KGB, SVR & GRU–1922 to the Present.” Included will be the relatively recent and terrific operation, an overview and insight into a brilliant decade-long FBI operation (with big assist by the CIA) codenamed “Ghost Stories.” This is the story of the June 2010 arrest of two SVR illegals operating in the U.S. that was all over the news at the time, and for their swap for four Western assets imprisoned in Russia. There are many dimensions of this story which have not been covered in the media, which should be of considerable interest to us.
Mr. Mulvenna retired from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Security Service (now the Canadian Security Intelligence Service) after 22 years in Criminal, Counterintelligence, and Counter Espionage operations.
He worked successively as a senior field investigator in Russian operations; Head of the GRU, Illegals, and KGB Desks; and subsequently on national counterintelligence programs and joint projects with allied intelligence and security services from RCMP HQs.
For 12 years he was an instructor/lecturer on counterintelligence and counter terrorism to U.S. agencies at the Counterintelligence Center, and CT/CI Training Partners in Washington, D.C. Was also a featured speaker at intelligence conferences in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Netherlands. He is the founder/leader of the “Spy Moscow” conferences and guided tours of intelligence facilities/sites (1997, 1999, and 2003). Lecturer and group leader of 2008 Cold War Conference, Cambridge, University, England and in Moscow.
Finally, he is a Retired Senior Executive responsible for Global Security & Risk Management for two multinational corporations with extensive operations in over 50 countries. He retired after 18 years, but presently serves as an international security and crisis management consultant to corporations and institutions.

The cost of the luncheon is $24.00 per person. Pay the Club after the meal. Spouses, family, interested guests and potential members are always cordially invited.

Location: Country Club of Orange Park. Questions and reservations: Quiel Begonia at qbegonia@comcast.net call 352-332-6150.

Saturday, 14 November 2015 11am- 1pm & 1pm- 3pm - Washington, DC - Take a SPY TOUR of WASHINGTON DC

SpyTourExplore the Spy Capital of the World You and up to 50 other intrepid tourists will go undercover on a mission to explore the darkest corners of D.C.’s top secret background on a True World Ops Bus Tour. You’ll discover the secrets behind notorious spy sites in and around the nation’s capital. The content of the tour is suitable for younger audiences and your ticket includes a box lunch and a bottle of water. Use the promo code ILOVESPIES to receive 30% off.

Sunday, 15 November 2015, 1 pm-4 pm - Washington, DC - Lena Sisco - You're Lying! Meet An Interrogator at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsThe International Spy Museum Store hosts a signing with Lena Sisco and her book You’re Lying! Lena Sisco is a former military intelligence officer and interrogator who has trained Department of Defense (DoD) personnel in detecting deception, interrogation, tactical questioning, elicitation, counter elicitation, and cross cultural communications for more than 11 years. She is the president and cofounder of The Congruency Group, LLC, and a senior instructor at the Body Language Institute in Washington D.C. She has appeared on numerous television shows, including Dr. Drew, HLN, and Access Hollywood. She has a BA degree from the University of Rhode Island and an MA degree from Brown University, and resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Lena wrote You’re Lying! because no matter what your profession or life circumstances, you need the skills to take control of a situation, detect deception, and reveal the truth. While you probably won’t ever have to interrogate a detainee who doesn’t want to tell you about an upcoming terrorist attack - as Lena has - You’re Lying! will help you deal with that salesperson trying to rip you off, the kid bullying your child who claims innocence, a cheating spouse, or dissembling boss. As the adage says,
knowledge is power. Lena interrogated numerous members of Al Qaeda and the Taliban while stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, then taught those skills to Defense Department personnel for years afterward. Her ability to build rapport, accurately read body language, and employ effective questioning techniques led to numerous successes that saved American lives.
You will also learn her easy-to-follow five-step program on how to accurately detect verbal (both spoken and written) and non-verbal deceptive tells, how to conduct an effective line of questioning, and what to do after you identify the lies we all face every day. Take the knowledge in You’re Lying! and empower yourself.
Don’t get fooled again.
Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

16 November 2015, 12:30 pm - Los Angeles, CA - The AFIO - LA Chapter luncheon meeting with LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell on Communications between Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agencies

AFIO BulletLos Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell will be the guest speaker for our November 2015 AFIO-L.A. Meeting. Sheriff McDonnell will be discussing the topic of improved communication between local law enforcement agencies and federal intelligence agencies, since September 11th and the role the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) played in improving mutual cooperation and shared gathered intelligence.
Bio of Sheriff Jim McDonnell
On December 1, 2014, Jim McDonnell took the oath of office and was sworn in as the 32nd Sheriff of Los Angeles County, the nation's largest sheriff's office and the seventh largest law enforcement agency in the United States, with 16,400 members and 400 reserve deputies.
Sheriff McDonnell served for 29 years at the Los Angeles Police Department, where he held every rank from Police Officer to second-in-command under Chief Bill Bratton. During his time at the LAPD, he earned that Department’s highest honor for bravery, the Medal of Valor, and led LAPD through the implementation of significant reforms. He helped create the blueprint for LAPD’s community-based policing efforts that have now become a model for law enforcement agencies throughout the nation.
For five years, Sheriff McDonnell served as the Chief of the Long Beach Police Department. In that role, he implemented numerous improvements that resulted in safer communities, increased morale, and enhanced community relations.
Sheriff McDonnell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Executive Institute and has completed executive education programs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
TO REGISTER: Lunch will be served for this event, please note the event is taking place on a Monday, more details to follow. Inquiries to AFIO_LA@yahoo.com.

Monday, 16 November 2015, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Black Ops: Deception, Influence and Propoganda at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsSo called “Covert Action” operations capture the public’s attention, but in reality they are often a government’s last resort. Propaganda, disinformation, misdirection and various kinds of influence operations usually precede headline-making flashy operations. These forms of persuasion are as old as recorded history and still in use today: from the propaganda claims of an Egyptian Pharaoh, to the “Big Lie” of the Nazis, and continuing with the daily broadcasting of controlled or cooperative media in China, Iran, North Korea, and other places.

Both Russian operations in Eastern Ukraine and horrific acts of terror by ISIS are all manifestations of the global war of ideas. So what can the public really expect to know about what the Intelligence Community calls, “covert action ops? William D. Murray, a retired senior executive and field operations officer in the CIA, will break down some famous cases and a few lesser-known operations. Murray served as field commander for the Agency in some of the most challenging and dangerous areas of the world and was detailed to the US Senate to represent the CIA in the drafting of the Intelligence Act of 2004, giving him a unique perspective on the dark arts of intelligence.
Co-sponsored by the Council on Intelligence Issues.
Tickets: $10. Register at www.spymuseum.org

17 November 2015, 11:30am - 2 pm - McLean, VA - The Defense Intelligence Forum [DIAA] meets to hear Russell Breighner on "Putin's Days are Numbered."

Mr. Russell G. J. Breighner will speak on “Putin’s Days are numbered!” Mr. Breighner extensive Russian expertise was gained from a wide variety of assignments involving Russia and his graduate program in Russian Studies from Georgetown University. Some of these assignment were: (1) working on Soviet Strategy and Doctrine, (2) investigating Soviet Inland Waterways and Ports, (3) drafting a chapter for the largest NIE (over 400 pages) ever: “ Soviet Military Research and Development,” and (4) following Russian activities on a daily basis. He received a personal note of congratulations from the NIC Chairman, Robert Gates. For years, he chaired the Threat Advanced Steering Group for the Joint Cruise Missile Program Office. A further example of his understanding of complex weapon system was demonstrated when he advised Senator Warner that the use of Electromagnetic weapons would degrade the Serbian electrical and electronic systems. This use reduce the Serbian power by 70% in some cases. For this he received the Senatorial Republican Medal of Freedom.
His undergraduate degree in Russian Language and Literature is from the University of Maryland. He has a PhD (ABD) in Russian Studies from Georgetown University and is the author of several books.
Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA. Pay at the door with a check for $ 29.00 payable to DIAA, Inc
This forum will follow a modified Chatham House rule.
Make reservations by 16 November at diforum@diaalumni.org. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. For each attendee, choose among chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portabella for your luncheon selection. Please send in your luncheon selection to reduce your wait time.
Pay at the door with a check for $29.00 per person, payable to DIAA, Inc. Checks are preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payment are discouraged.

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 11:30am - Monument, CO - “Current Status of Law Enforcement” a presentation by El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder at the AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter.

AFIO BulletBill Elder’s law enforcement career started as a volunteer with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in 1978. He was hired full time in January 1979, and graduated from the Colorado Springs Police Academy later that year. Bill spent the next 20 years serving under four different Sheriff’s, holding assignments from Dispatcher, Deputy, Sergeant and Lieutenant. Along with many years as a Patrol deputy, he was assigned to the Investigations Division, managed the Communications Center, Civil and Fugitive Units. After his promotion to Lieutenant, he served as a Patrol Shift Commander. His last assignment was in the Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence (Metro VNI) Division. As a Lieutenant and an acting Captain, he supervised one of the largest multi-jurisdictional drug task forces in the state of Colorado. Bill Elder was elected as the 28th Sheriff of El Paso County in November 2014.

Event location: Monument Hill Country Club, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument, CO 80132. For more information and to register please respond to robsmom@pcisys.net.

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 7 pm - Washington, DC - Presentation by former CIA officer Sandy Grimes on "Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men he Betrayed"

Circle of Treason by Sandra GrimesHear the story of Sandra Grimes and her late co-author Jeanne Vertefeuille, and their personal involvement in CIA's effort to identify the reason for the wholesale loss of its Soviet assets in 1985 and 1986. In 1991, that road led them to hunt for a KGB spy in the CIA and to their identification of the "mole" as case officer Aldrich Ames, a long-time acquaintance and co-worker in the Soviet East European Division in the Directorate of Operations. In February 1994 the FBI arrested Ames and two months later he pled guilty to espionage and was sentenced to life in prison. Sandra Grimes is a twenty-six year veteran of CIA Directorate of Operations who spent the majority of her career working against the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
•$15/individuals/online - $20/individuals/at the door
•$25/couples/online - $35/couples/at the door
•$10 college student special!
•Questions? events@yumastudycenter.org.
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Location: Yuma Study Center, 4101 Yuma St NW, Washington DC 20016.

Friday, 20 November 2015, 1-4 pm - Washington, DC - Meet An F-4 Pilot: Mark Hewitt - In-store Book Signing at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsUncover the world of espionage and intelligence from people who practiced professionally! Visit the International Spy Museum Store and meet an F-4 pilot. Mark A. Hewitt has always had a fascination with spyplanes and the intelligence community’s development and use of aircraft. He flew F-4s in the Marine Corps and served as Director of Maintenance with the Border Patrol and the Air Force, as was an Associate Professor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University before leading aviation activities and aircraft operations for international corporations in the Washington D.C. area. He is the author of "Special Access" and "Shoot Down". His novels have been approved by the CIA Publication Review Board.

Shortly after takeoff, a jumbo jet explodes over the waters of Long Island. Witnesses claim the aircraft was shot down by a surface-to-air missile; the government insists a mechanical malfunction brought down the airplane. An old CIA file is uncovered which details the President was warned-to preclude commercial airliners from being shot out of the sky either pay a ransom or suffer the consequences.

Just as the Agency identifies the shadowy man responsible for the shoot down of the airliner, the Libyan dictator Gaddafi is overthrown, sparking a race between the CIA and terrorist networks to win the ultimate terrorist prize-hundreds of man-portable, shoulder-launched, anti-aircraft missiles. Duncan Hunter and his top secret airplane once again team up with an expert crew to find the anti-aircraft missiles ahead of the al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood, and kill the man who shoots down airliners for profit.

Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Saturday, 21 November 2015, 2 p.m. - Kennebunk, ME - The Maine Chapter meeting features the topic "Islam in Today's Global World - The Politics of Feminism in Islam," presented by Anouar Majid, PhD, General Manager of University of New England Morocco and Director of the Center for Global Humanities at the UNE.

AFIO BulletThe Maine Chapter of AFIO welcomes Dr. Anouar Majid, Vice President for Global Affairs and Communications, the founding director of the Center for Global Humanities, and the founding chair of the Department of English, at the University of New England. Majid is also the General Manager of UNE in Tangier, Morocco.

Majid, who is both an insider and historian, will speak about "Islam in Today's Global World - The Politics of Feminism in Islam."

Majid has published widely on relations between Islam and the West. He is the author of Islam and America: Building a Future Without Prejudice (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012; new preface, 2015); We Are All Moors: Ending Centuries of Crusades Against Muslims and Other Minorities (University of Minnesota Press, 2009); A Call for Heresy: Why Dissent is Vital to Islam and America (University of Minnesota Press, 2007), Freedom and Orthodoxy: Islam and Difference in the Post-Andalusian Age (Stanford University Press, 2004), Unveiling Traditions: Postcolonial Islam in a Polycentric World (Duke University Press, 2000), and the novel Si Yussef (Quartet, 1992; Interlink, 2005). Majid's articles and op-eds have appeared in Cultural Critique, Signs, Chronicle Review, Washington Post, and other publications. He was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the print magazine Tingis, a Moroccan-American magazine of ideas and culture, and now edits it online at Tingismagazine.com

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be at the Brick Store Museum program center, 4 Dane Street, Kennebunk. For more information call 207-967-4298.

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2 December 2015 - North Las Vegas, NV - The AFIO Las Vegas Chapter to meet. Speaker TBA.

AFIO BulletSpeaker TBA for this Las Vegas Chapter Meeting.

Event location: Texas Station Hotel, 2101 Texas Star Ln, North Las Vegas, NV. Corner of Rancho Blvd. and West Lake Mead Blvd.
To register: email Christy Zalesny (christyzalesny@yahoo.com) Corresponding Secretary or call her at 702- 271-5667, if you have any questions.

Monday, 7 December 2015, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Annapolis Junction, MD - The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation's 15th Annual Pearl Harbor Program featuring David Hatch of NSA's Center for Cryptologic History

SIGINT - Then and Now

You are invited to join the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation
for the annual Pearl Harbor Memorial Program
Monday, 7 December
at L3 Communications located in National Business Park
2720 Technology Drive, Annapolis Junction 20701.

The program -"It Didn't End At Midway" - will be presented by Dr. David Hatch, the NSA Center for Cryptologic History historian.

Dr. Hatch will discuss the role of SIGINT in the more than two years of fighting that happened after Midway.
The Battle of Midway in June 1942 was one of the turning points in modern world history, and is an exceedingly dramatic story.

Today, the vital role of COMINT in achieving success in combat at Midway
is well known to scholars and the public alike. With a few exceptions, most books about SIGINT
in the Pacific Theater of World War II discuss SIGINT in the context of Pearl Harbor and Midway,
but don't mention much, if anything, about the role of SIGINT in the more than two years of fighting that happened after Midway
SIGINT remained an important factor in U.S. planning and operations for the rest of the war in the Pacific.
The codeword ULTRA applied not only to high-grade COMINT in Europe, but also to Japanese decrypts.
Senior leaders used ULTRA in their strategic decisions, and subordinate commanders had access to strategic COMINT
from lower-level communications. Whatever the source, SIGINT remained an indispensable but secret factor
in the success of U.S. combat operations.


Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 6 pm - Las Vegas, NV - The "Roger McCarthy" AFIO Las Vegas Chapter meets to hear Col Kent Chaplin, USAF (Ret) Intelligence Officer on "Update on ISIS"

AFIO BulletOur featured speaker for the evening will be: Col. Kent Chaplin, USAF (Ret) speaking on "Update on ISIS."
Colonel Chaplin is a retired USAF intelligence officer with over 35 years of experience in the intelligence field. He is currently employed by the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration as the Field Intelligence Officer for Southern Nevada. His military postings include: acting US Air Forces Southern, Director of Intelligence (A2) & 12th Air Force Senior Intelligence Officer; USAF Military Intelligence Program Portfolio Manager for the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence; Commander, 380th Air Expeditionary Operational Support Squadron, United Arab Emirates during operations IRAQI FREEDOM & ENDURING FREEDOM; Middle East/Africa, Area Specialist/Regional Analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency; Senor US European Command Representative to Bosnia & Herzegovina.

PRIOR to the meeting is an optional HOLIDAY CELEBRATION: Buffet is served at 5:30 p.m. The meal will be: Caesar Salad and Pasta Salad, Roasted Tom Turkey with Traditional Turkey Gravy, Honey Baked Hickory Ham, Rum Raisin Sauce, Mashed Potatoes - Sage Dressing, Chef’s Selection of Fresh Seasonal Vegetables, Pastry Selection of Holiday Yule Logs, Cakes & Pies, Coffee & Tea Service. If interested, the holiday dinner will be at a cost of $20.00 per person (members & guests)
Our regularly scheduled chapter meeting will immediately follow.
Event Location: Conference Center at Texas Station Casino; 2101 Texas Star Lane, North Las Vegas, NV (corner of Rancho Blvd. and West Lake Mead Blvd.) North Las Vegas, NV 89032
To attend either or both events on the 8th, email Christy Zalesny at christyzalesny@yahoo.com anytime or call me at 702-271-5667, if you have any questions.

8 December 2015 (Tuesday) - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Andre LeGallo Chapter hosts FBI Special Agent Stonie Carlson.

AFIO BulletFBI Special Agent Stonie Carlson will discuss the efforts of the FBI and the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force to locate and arrest violent fugitives in the San Francisco Bay Area. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force is the only fugitive task force in the area and includes approximately 22 full-time personnel and incorporates several local, state and federal law enforcement organizations. Each law enforcement organization draws a unique skill set, bringing tactical, technical and intelligence resources under one umbrella and one mission. Please RSVP here.
Reservation and pre-payment is required before November 30, 2015 (fee goes up on December 1, 2015). The venue cannot accommodate walk-ins. Please contact Mariko Kawaguchi, Board Secretary at afiosf@aol.com for questions.

8 December 2015 - MacDill AFB, FL - AFIO Suncoast Chapter's final 2015 meeting features Donald J. Good, Deputy AD of FBI Cyber Intel Branch

AFIO BulletThis Florida Suncoast Chapter meeting is co-sponsored by the National Cyber Partnership and features Donald J. Good, Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s Cyber Intelligence, Outreach, and Support Branch, reviewing the mission of the FBI's Cyber Division and offering an overview of the FBI’s cyber program. Mr. Good will be joined by a panel of representatives from agencies, academia and industry to discuss pressing challenges in cybersecurity.
The chapter will also award scholarships to selected students at this meeting. Students are welcome at a special Student luncheon fee of $5.00 to full time students working towards a career in intelligence or related studies.
LOCATION: MacDill AFB Surf’s Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Blvd, MacDill AFB, FL 33621. Please RSVP no later than noon on Tuesday, December 1, to the Chapter Secretary for yourself and any guests. Base access is available to those without DoD ID. Email Michael Shapiro at sectysuncoastafio@att.net. You will receive a confirmation via email. If you do not, contact the Chapter Secretary to confirm your registration. Check-in at 1145 hours; opening ceremonies, lunch and scholarship awards at 1200 hours, followed by our speaker and the panel discussion.
FEE: You must present your $20 check payable to “Suncoast Chapter, AFIO” (or cash) at check-in to cover the luncheon. If you make a reservation, don’t cancel and get a cancellation confirmation by the response deadline and then don’t show up, you will be responsible for the cost of the luncheon.

Friday, 11 December 2015, 1-4 pm - Washington, DC - Meet An F-4 Pilot: Mark Hewitt - In-store Book Signing at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsUncover the world of espionage and intelligence from people who practiced professionally! Visit the International Spy Museum Store and meet an F-4 pilot. Mark A. Hewitt has always had a fascination with spyplanes and the intelligence community’s development and use of aircraft. He flew F-4s in the Marine Corps and served as Director of Maintenance with the Border Patrol and the Air Force, as was an Associate Professor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University before leading aviation activities and aircraft operations for international corporations in the Washington D.C. area. He is the author of "Special Access" and "Shoot Down". His novels have been approved by the CIA Publication Review Board.

Shortly after takeoff, a jumbo jet explodes over the waters of Long Island. Witnesses claim the aircraft was shot down by a surface-to-air missile; the government insists a mechanical malfunction brought down the airplane. An old CIA file is uncovered which details the President was warned-to preclude commercial airliners from being shot out of the sky either pay a ransom or suffer the consequences.

Just as the Agency identifies the shadowy man responsible for the shoot down of the airliner, the Libyan dictator Gaddafi is overthrown, sparking a race between the CIA and terrorist networks to win the ultimate terrorist prize-hundreds of man-portable, shoulder-launched, anti-aircraft missiles. Duncan Hunter and his top secret airplane once again team up with an expert crew to find the anti-aircraft missiles ahead of the al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood, and kill the man who shoots down airliners for profit.

Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org
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Documentaries, Videos of Interviews, and Commercial Movies of interest

Economic Espionage: Nationwide Awareness Campaign

Chinese Economic Espionage
Based on an actual case, The Company Man: Protecting America’s Secrets is part of a nationwide FBI campaign to raise awareness of the economic espionage threat.
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Economic espionage is a problem that costs the American economy billions of dollars annually and puts our national security at risk.

To raise awareness of the issue, the FBI and the National Counterintelligence and Security Center have launched a nationwide campaign and released a short film aimed at educating anyone with a trade secret about the threat and how they can help mitigate it. Based on an actual case, The Company Man: Protecting America’s Secrets illustrates how one U.S. company was targeted by foreign actors and how that company worked with the FBI to resolve the problem and bring the perpetrators to justice. 07/23/15

Industries in the United States spend more on research and development than any other country in the world. The amount of effort and resources put into developing a unique product or process that can provide an edge in the business world is not unsubstantial. But what happens if someone comes in and steals that edge - a company’s trade secrets - for the benefit of a foreign country? The damages could severely undermine the victim company and include lost revenue, lost employment, damaged reputation, lost investment for research and development, interruption in production - it could even result in the company going out of business. It’s called economic espionage, and it’s a problem that costs the American economy billions of dollars annually and puts our national security at risk. While it is not a new threat, it is a growing one, and the theft attempts by our foreign competitors and adversaries are becoming more brazen and more varied in their approach.

Defining the Crime

Theft of trade secrets occurs when someone knowingly steals or misappropriates a trade secret for the economic benefit of anyone other than the owner.

Similarly, economic espionage occurs when a trade secret is stolen for the benefit of a foreign government, foreign instrumentality, or foreign agent.

Proving the foreign nexus in court is difficult, and cases that start out as economic espionage often end up prosecuted as theft of trade secrets. Both crimes are covered by the Economic Espionage Act of 1996, Title 18, Sections 1831 and 1832 of the U.S. Code.

 
     

Protect Your Trade Secrets

Any company that has invested time and resources into developing a product or idea needs to protect it. The FBI recommends the following methods for economic protection:

- Recognize the threat.

- Identify and value trade secrets.

- Implement a definable plan for safeguarding trade secrets.

- Secure physical trade secrets and limit access to trade secrets.

- Provide ongoing security training to employees.

- Develop an insider threat program.

- Proactively report suspicious incidents to the FBI before your proprietary information is irreversibly compromised

Historically, economic espionage has been leveled mainly at defense-related and high-tech industries. But recent FBI cases have shown that no industry, large or small, is immune to the threat. Any company with a proprietary product, process, or idea can be a target; any unprotected trade secret is ripe for the taking by those who wish to illegally obtain innovations to increase their market share at a victim company’s expense.

To raise awareness of the issue, the FBI, in collaboration with the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, has launched a nationwide campaign and released a short film aimed at educating businesses, industry leaders, and anyone with a trade secret about the threat and how they can help mitigate it. Based on an actual case, The Company Man: Protecting America's Secrets illustrates how one U.S. company was targeted by foreign actors and how that company worked with the FBI to resolve the problem and bring the perpetrators to justice.The Bureau has provided more than 1,300 in-person briefings on the economic espionage threat to companies and industry leaders over the past year, using The Company Man as a training tool. But through this campaign, the FBI hopes to expand the scope of the audience to include a wider range of industry representatives, trade associations, and smaller companies and encourage them to come forward if they suspect they are a victim of economic espionage.

Understandably, companies are often hesitant to reach out for help when faced with a potential threat of this nature, usually because they don’t want to risk their trade secrets being disclosed in court or compromised in any way. But the FBI will do all it can to minimize business disruption and safeguard privacy and data during its investigation and will seek protective orders to preserve trade secrets and business confidentiality whenever possible. The Department of Justice also has a variety of protections in place to ensure that sensitive information is protected throughout any criminal prosecution.

Each of the FBI’s 56 field offices has a strategic partnership coordinator (SPC) whose role is to proactively develop relationships with local companies, trade groups, industry leaders, and others so that if an incident occurs, a liaison has already been established. To report suspected economic espionage-related activity, please contact the SPC at your local FBI field office or submit a tip at tips.fbi.gov.

Case Examples

- In May 2015, two Chinese professors were among six defendants charged with economic espionage and theft of trade secrets in connection with their roles in a long-running effort to obtain U.S. trade secrets for the benefit of universities and companies controlled by the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Details

- In January 2015, a computer science engineer was sentenced for stealing sensitive trade secrets from a trading firm in New Jersey and a Chicago-based financial firm. Details

- In July 2014, a California man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on multiple economic espionage-related charges in connection with his theft of trade secrets from DuPont regarding its chloride-route titanium dioxide (TiO2) production technology and the subsequent selling of that information to state-owned companies of the PRC. Details

- In May 2014, five Chinese military hackers were indicted on charges of computer hacking, economic espionage, and other offenses directed at six victims in the U.S. nuclear power, metals, and solar products industries. Details

- In March 2013, a New Jersey-based defense contractor was sentenced for theft of trade secrets and exporting sensitive U.S. military technology to the PRC. Details

- In December 2011, a Massachusetts man was sentenced on a charge of foreign economic espionage for providing trade secrets to an undercover federal agent posing as an Israeli intelligence officer. Details

- In February 2010, a former Boeing engineer was sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison for stealing aerospace secrets for the benefit of the PRC. This was the first economic espionage trial in U.S. history. Details

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Heard enough of the political spin by those looking for scapegoats?
Who insist nudity and loud sounds are 'torture,' while terrorists continue to behead, rampage, and murder?
Now get the facts.....

CIA Post-9/11 Actions Saved Lives

911 Families React to Interrogation Report Forbes Sees Committee Report an Obscenity Gerson says Feinstein Report release reckless Mukasey in Wall Street Journal PDF of Breaking News Links CIA Saved Lives website

The Assets on CBS

The Assets Returns

Previously cancelled by ABC TV, the counterespionage series based on the successful hunt for CIA traitor Aldrich Ames continues to be released...slowly on ABC.The Assets, an eight-part miniseries, is based on the real life events of CIA counter-intelligence officer Sandy Grimes (Jodie Whittaker). 1985 is the backdrop to the final showdown of the Cold War when Sandy and her partner Jeanne Vertefeuille (Harriet Walter) vow to find the mole that turns out to be the most notorious traitor in US History [before Edward Snowden]: Aldrich Ames (Paul Rhys). Sandy is in a race against time to save the Soviet intelligence officers from being caught and killed. Living her own double life at home, this beautiful wife and mother vows to stop at nothing until she uncovers the truth. The Assets looks inside the personal stories as told by the keepers of the nation’s secrets: the CIA.

The Assets stars Paul Rhys as Aldrich Ames, Jodie Whittaker as Sandy Grimes, Harriet Walter (Babel) as Jeanne Vertefeuille, Stuart Milligan (Jonathan Creek) as Art O'Neill, Julian Ovenden as Gary Grimes, Christina Cole as Louisa, and Ralph Brown as Lawrence Winston.

The Assets is based on the book Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed by Sandy Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille. Morgan Hertzan, Rudy Bednar and Andrew Chapman executive produce the series. The Assets is produced by Lincoln Square Productions.

ABC started running The Assets on January 2nd but suddenly pulled the series after two episodes -- "My Name is Aldrich Ames" and "Jewel in the Crown" -- without explanation. The network then announced the show would return, ran two episodes in June, pulled the show again.

Episodes one thru eight are available on various online streaming services:
My Name is Aldrich Ames - Episode 1
Jewel in the Crown - Episode 2
Trip to Vienna - Episode 3
What's Done is Done - Episode 4
Check Mate - Episode 5
Small Useless Truth - Episode 6
The Straw Poll - Episode 7
Avenger - Episode 8



TOURS OF THE CIA AND NSA MUSEUMS

A Tour of the CIA Museum - Two Parts - 1 June and 8 June 2014

Tour of CIA Museum by Toni Hiley for C-SPAN - Part 1 of 2

  Toni Hiley, director and curator of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Museum in Langley, Virginia, talked about the museum’s collection and explained its mission of preserving and presenting the agency’s history. This was the second of a two-part program.

A Tour of the National Cryptologic Museum - 25 March 2014

Patrick Weadon, curator at the National Cryptologic Museum, spoke about the making and breaking of secret codes and the role of cryptology in U.S. history and U.S. intelligence activities. The museum is located on the campus of the National Security Agency in Ft. Meade, Maryland.

Videos are from C-SPAN's American History TV



"The Changing Face of American Intelligence" - a presentation at The Institute of World Politics
by S. Eugene Poteat, President of AFIO

on 29 March 2014
The video runs approximately 1 hour.
Theme covered: The CIA has responded to changing national security needs. The early CIA, staffed by former OSS men with Special Ops expertise, succeed in countering the Communist subversion of Italy, Greece and Turkey. Political interference however, led to the disastrous Bay of Pigs fiasco. Special Ops were replaced by analysts who sought to inform policymakers on all they needed to know. But without HUMINT, analysts failed to answer the most critical intelligence question of the time, the "bomber and missile gap." Eisenhower answered the question with high tech reconnaissance, beginning with the U-2 and Corona satellites, which also helped in the Berlin and Cuban Missile crises. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, followed by challenges of global Islamic terrorism, American intelligence has returned to an updated version of Special Ops, i.e., integration of HUMINT, analysis, high-tech weapons, such as the Predator, all working hand-in-glove with Special Forces based in Florida.


TURN: The Untold Story of America's First Spy Ring....on AMC TV
Series started Sundays, 6 April 2014

View episodes or learn more about the series



NBC Nightly News: Sisterhood at the CIA

Senior Women Officers in the CIA

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For years, women have been making important contributions to the Central Intelligence Agency. Today, nearly half of the CIA is female, and women have been promoted to five of the CIA's top eight positions. NBC's Ann Curry reports.
Originally Aired November 14, 2013


VOA interview on Snowden and NSA

AFIO Vice-President John Sano
[former deputy director, CIA's National Clandestine Service]
and board member, Michelle Van Cleave
[former director National Counterintelligence Executive - NCIX/ODNI]
appear in this Voice of America interview
recorded 6 December 2013 at AFIO Headquarters.

"In 2014, NSA to Face Winds of Change."

VIDEO: The National Security Agency will have a new leader and possibly new procedures after a difficult year in which many secrets were leaked, sparking global criticism of its surveillance activities. VOA's Kent Klein has more here from his interview with these two officials and others.

Nature of Domestic Terrorist Threats
Nov 25, 2013
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

CSPAN Video of Lone Wolf Terrorist Attacks panel by Potomic Institute for Policy Studies

AFIO's chairman, Spike Bowman, was one of the panelists talking about the growing threat of "lone wolf" domestic terrorist attacks. "Lone wolf" is a term associated with notable attacks such as the shooting at the Fort Hood, Texas, Army base, the bombing at the Oklahoma City federal building, and the 2013 shootings at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard and at LAX airport.
1 hour, 45 minutes.

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International Organized Crime and National Security
Nov 1, 2013
American Bar Association

CSPAN Video of National Security Law Conference by ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security

AFIO's chairman, Spike Bowman, was one of the panelists talking about organized crime as a national security threat, including the effects of organized crime on the security of New York City, and what should be done about it. This event took place at the America Bar Association's annual national security conference.
1 hours, 51 minutes.

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AFIO's Vice President, John Sano, interviewed on C-SPAN Washington Journal Tuesday, 10 September 2013
on CIA Uses of Intelligence.

John Sano, who oversaw the day-to-day management of the CIA's covert operations as the former deputy director of its National Clandestine Service, talks about how the CIA gathers and uses intelligence.

John Sano, AFIO VP, on C-SPAN on CIA Uses of Intelligence

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/314938-5

Two additional videos we recommend:


A Newseum/American Bar Association Panel on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 on
NSA Surveillance Leaks: Facts and Fiction
Features AFIO's Chairman, Spike Bowman, and board member Stewart Baker.


CIA Careers Overview


ZERO DARK THIRTY: For a decade, an elite team of CIA intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. This is the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man.
Directed and co-produced by Kathryn Bigelow with screenplay by Mark Boal
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Strong

Book is tied to the October release of the political thriller film Argo (starring Ben Affleck as Mendez).
This is a fast-paced account of a 1979 rescue operation during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979–1981. Iranian militants entered the American Embassy in Tehran and held dozens of Americans hostage for 444 days. Six diplomats managed to escape and fled to the Canadian ambassador’s home, avoiding discovery and possible execution by militants for two months. After a recap of the hostage situation at the American embassy, the narrative follows the six step-by-step as they moved through several hideout locations. CIA operative Mendez (Spy Dust), in charge of creating and maintaining myriad false identities and disguises for the CIA, relates, with the aid of journalist Baglio (The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcism), how he concocted a clever but risky plan to get the six Americans safely out of the country. Posing as a film producer, he set out to disguise the six as a Hollywood production crew scouting locations for a fake science fiction movie titled Argo: “It’s like Buck Rogers in the desert.”
Details of the dangerous operation inject strong suspense and excitement into the closing chapters.

Film trailer viewable here or click image above

ARGO

ARGO: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History
by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio [Viking Press, 320p, October 2012]

Book is tied to the October release of the political thriller film Argo (starring Ben Affleck as Mendez).
This is a fast-paced account of a 1979 rescue operation during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979–1981. Iranian militants entered the American Embassy in Tehran and held dozens of Americans hostage for 444 days. Six diplomats managed to escape and fled to the Canadian ambassador’s home, avoiding discovery and possible execution by militants for two months. After a recap of the hostage situation at the American embassy, the narrative follows the six step-by-step as they moved through several hideout locations. CIA operative Mendez (Spy Dust), in charge of creating and maintaining myriad false identities and disguises for the CIA, relates, with the aid of journalist Baglio (The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcism), how he concocted a clever but risky plan to get the six Americans safely out of the country. Posing as a film producer, he set out to disguise the six as a Hollywood production crew scouting locations for a fake science fiction movie titled Argo: “It’s like Buck Rogers in the desert.”
Details of the dangerous operation inject strong suspense and excitement into the closing chapters.

Film trailer viewable here or click image above


CIA declassifies Extraordinary Fidelity - Available for viewing at link at right

CIA has declassified Extraordinary Fidelity - a moving one-hour documentary about two CIA Officers (and two pilots) on a dangerous 1952 mission in the Manchuria region of northeast Communist China.

They are shot down, lost to all back home, tortured, and were in-and-out of solitary confinement for decades. How the operation went awry, the betrayals, the methods each used for keeping sane and motivated under unending imprisonment, was compounded by the fact that, back home, they were MIA and later presumed dead since China never acknowledged -- for years -- their survival and capture.
The documentary, produced by CIA and never aired outside headquarters, is now available for viewing on YouTube.

The two pilots died but CIA officers - Richard G. Fecteau and John T. "Jack" Downey - were freed in 1971 and 1973, respectively, and have gone on with their lives devoid of bitterness and have continued to excel in the new paths they have taken.

Extraordinary Fidelity Documentary

The documentary can be viewed at this link: http://www.youtube.com/user/ciagov
or click on image above. We recommend you take the hour to view it.

ACT OF VALOR

Act of Valor

When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home. Act of Valor uses active duty U.S. Navy Seals as actors. The characters they play are fictional, but the weapons and tactics used are real.
Act of Valor opened in many theaters as of February 17, 2012

Click on image above to view film trailer or use this link: trailer


I R A N I U M

An important film about a possible threat
that shows a country bent on annihiliation of the free world:
Iran's Acquisition of Nuclear Weapons

For a limited time, entire film can be viewed online at no cost.
We urge you to take the time to do so now.


TWO Semi-Documentaries to see:

Fair Game - A Film about CIA Officer Valerie Plame, diplomat Joe Wilson, CIA, and the Bush Administration - in Theaters November 5, 2010
Click image below to view trailer

Fair Game

A suspense-filled glimpse into the corridors of political gamesmanship where leaked intelligence community doubts about the lack of any serious threat of WMDs in Iraq, comes up against an administration hellbent to justify an invasion of Iraq to bring about regime-change. The film is based on the autobiography of the same name of CIA National Clandestine Services [NCS] officer Valerie Plame [Naomi Watts], whose career was destroyed, and marriage strained, when her covert identity was exposed by White House minions, in a campaign to neutralize her and to discredit her husband who released the findings not meant for public release, when it was clear his assessment would not support administration goals.

But the situation was not as simple as the book and film would have us believe. As a NCS officer operating as a "NOC" [non-official cover officer], working in CIA's Counter-Proliferation Division, Plame leads an investigation into the existence of WMDs in Iraq. Plame's husband, diplomat Joe Wilson [Sean Penn] -- a well-known critic of the Bush administration -- is drawn into the investigation when he is assigned [by whom?] to substantiate an alleged sale of enriched uranium from Niger. His classified findings are that there was no sale and likely no WMDs. But when the administration ignores his findings and uses the issue to continue its call to war, Wilson violates the secret nature of his assignment and writes a New York Times editorial outlining his conclusions, igniting a firestorm of controversy. The WH sees the editorial, by the husband of a CIA officer who likely played a role in cherrypicking Wilson for the assignment, as nothing less than a deliberate endplay, and a blatant, politically motivated betrayal of decisions that should have remained in the hands of the President and his advisors who, alone, were the ones to decide which facts to accept or ignore from a vast number of inputs arriving from intelligence collectors and analysts.

Misbehavior on both sides. There still is little agreement on where the betrayals were greatest, but the deliberate exposure of Valerie Plame's undercover status was unconscionable for it put the lives of scores of sensitive operations, proprietaries, other officers, and intelligence agents at risk in countries that quickly arrest and often kill entire families found to be aiding CIA or other western services.


  • Farewell - A Documentary based on spy Vladimir Vetrov
  • A real espionage case. Do not miss the following...

    Farewell The Movie

    Farewell - A movie based on spy Vladimir Vetrov

    In Select Theaters July 2010 - New York and Los Angeles - July 23, 2010
    Cast & Crew: Director: Christian Carion Producers: Christophe Rossignon, Bertrand Faivre, PHILIP BOEFFARD
    Cast: WILLEM DAFOE, Guillaume Canet, EMIR KUSTURICA, ALEXANDRA MARIA LARA, Dapkunaite, Dina Korzun, David Soul, Fred Ward
    Written by: Eric Raynaud
    France 2009 | Run time: 112 min.
    Director: Christian Carion | Language: French - English - Russian

    In 1981, Colonel Grigoriev of the KGB (real name - Vladimir Vetrov), disenchanted with what the Communist ideal has become under Brezhnev, decides he is going to change the world…
    Discreetly, he makes contact with a French engineer working for Thomson in Moscow and little by little passes on documents to him - mainly concerning the United States - containing information which would constitute the most important Cold War espionage operation known to date.
    During a period of two years, French President, François Mitterrand, was to personally vet the documents supplied by this source in Moscow, to whom the French Secret Service gave the codename « Farewell ».
    Then master of the White House, Ronald Reagan, set aside his reluctance to work with a French Socialist to put this unhoped-for information from the very heart of the KGB to use. Farewell would in fact decapitate the network which enabled the KGB to gain in-depth knowledge of scientific, industrial and military research in the West.
    Once the USSR had been deprived of these precious sources of information, Ronald Reagan's announcement of the new « Star Wars » military programme sounded the death bell of the Soviet Union. The Berlin Wall would fall before the end of the 80s…
    In his own way, Farewell managed to change the world, by avoiding traditional espionage methods too well known to the KGB and by not asking for any financial compensation whatsoever - much too capitalist for his taste. He simply followed his destiny, so that a new world might dawn for all his fellow Russians, but especially for his son.
    A trailer of the film can be viewed at this link:
    http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/farewell/

    More information about the case and film is available at: http://www.FarewellTheMovie.com


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