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THIS IS A LIST OF EVENTS HELD IN 2016

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Icon CalendarJanuary 2016

Wednesday, 6 January 2016, noon - Washington, DC - JFK's Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA, and the Sino-Indian War at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsDuring the most dangerous days of the Cold War, President Kennedy was dealing with a war that has largely escaped history's attention: the Sino-Indian conflict. Join Bruce Riedel, director of The Intelligence Project at the Brookings Institute and a CIA and National Security Council veteran, as he shares how he used newly declassified letters between Kennedy and Indian leader Jawaharlal Nehru along with the diaries and memoirs of key players and other sources to provide the first full narrative of Kennedy's covert actions before, during and after the war between India and China. From strategic diplomacy to an ongoing clandestine operation in which the United States trained and parachuted Tibetan guerillas into Tibet to fight Chinese military forces, Riedel will reveal Kennedy's work with the CIA to be one of his greatest, and yet most overlooked, successes.

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

Friday, 8 January 2016, 4 - 5:30 pm - Washington, DC - Spy Cocktail Hour with True World Ops principals - David Major and Oleg Kalugin

True World Ops hosts this free "Spy Cocktail Hour" at Martin's Tavern in Georgetown, Washington, DC, from 4 - 5:30 pm. Former KGB Maj Gen. Oleg Kalugin and Former FBI Senior Agent David Major will be in attendance to mingle with event attendees. If you are interested in attending, RSVP to evenafro@trueworldops.com.

Tuesday, 12 - 14 January 2016, 8 am - 4:30 pm - Atlanta, GA - Insider Threat Program Development Training Course (NCMS Atlanta, GA) Available at special rate for AFIO Chapter Members

AFIO BulletThe Atlanta AFIO Chapter 'would like to share an exciting Counter-Intelligence training opportunity with our members. Insider Threat pose a huge risk in several of our sectors of business, government, and intelligence community. To avoid the cumulative burden of registration costs, travel, lodging and rental expenses, I have negotiated the Insider Threat Development Planning Course (3 days) presented here in Atlanta at a steeply discounted rate. This course certifies individuals as Insider Threat Security Specialists. Jim Henderson- Insider Threat Program Training Course Instructor.
Normally $1400 per - being offered for $800 per; without the travel expense and other incidentals.
We have attached a flyer and provide the link below. We believe this valued added training may be of huge interest and benefit to many of our members.
If you would and can, please socialize the event to our fellow members, it would be appreciated.
Registration and Agenda Information.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 11 am - Albuquerque, NM - The AFIO NM Chapter hosts Robert Hull on "Training Inspectors for CBW Surveys in Iraq"

AFIO BulletMr. Robert Hull from the Los Alamos Lab will discuss "Training the Inspectors for Chem-Bio Weapons Surveys in Iraq."
Event location: The Egg & I Restaurant, 6909 Menaul Blvd (East of Louisiana), Albuquerque, NM.
Registrations or Questions to: Pete Bostwick at foreigndevil@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 7:30 PM-8:45 PM - McLean, VA - "Lasting and Expanding: The Next Generation of Jihad and Global Warfare." Hassan Mneimneh at the Westminster Institute

Hassan Mneimneh is a Scholar at the Middle East Institute and one of the most penetrating analysts of radicalism and factionalism in the Middle East, North Africa and the wider Islamic world. He is a regular contributor to al-Hayat. He is also affiliated with Middle East Alternatives and Fikra Forum, with which he published his recent article on "A New Wave of Global Terrorism? The Islamic State in its Third Age." He served for many years as the director of the Iraq Memory Foundation.
Where: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St. McLean, VA
The event is free but requires registration by 12 January 2016. Register here.

Thursday, 14 January 2016, 11:30 am - Washington, DC - Playing Chess with Putin - Dr. Leon Aron of AEI at the Daniel Morgan Academy

Playing Chess with Putin will be the presentation by Dr. Leon Aron, one of America's foremost scholars of Russian affairs
Dr. Aron will examine Vladimir Putin's strategic objectives. He will discuss how Putin's assertive foreign and military policies underpin his personal power and domestic political standing. Dr. Aron will recommend policy options that could weaken Putin's internal political power by slowing and/or rolling back Russia's strategic and tactical advances.

LOCATION: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, 7th Flr, Washington, DC 20036
Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations

Space is limited. To RSVP do so here.

NEW DATE - Thursday, 14 January 2016, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - 100 Deadly Skills: An Evening with Navy SEAL Clint Emerson at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsThe world can be a very dangerous place and former Navy SEAL and JSOC Operator Clinton Emerson wants you to be prepared. He can give you the tools to thwart the people who want to exploit you-threats to your personal safety are everywhere. From acts of terror to mass shootings to the unseen (and sometimes virtual) matrix of everyday crime, danger is no longer confined to dark alleys or unstable regions.

In his new book, 100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation, Emerson draws on over 20 years' experience with actual special forces operations to teach you how to protect yourself. This evening, he'll share practical hands-on advice for civilians who want to learn self-defense skills, evasion tactics immobilizing maneuvers, and get started on the path to surviving any dangerous situation.

Tickets: $10. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 11:30 am - 2 pm - McLean, VA - Greg Thielmann on "Iran Nuclear Deal - Implementation or Dissolution?" at the Defense Intelligence Forum

Mr. Greg Thielmann will speak on the "Iran Nuclear Deal: on the Eve of Implementation or Dissolution?"
Mr. Thielmann has served more than three decades in the executive and legislative branches of government, specializing in political-military issues.
Event location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA
Pay at the door with a check for $ 29 payable to DIAA, Inc
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.
Make reservation by 19 January 2016 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 you reservation to reduce the wait time for your food.
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.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 7:30 to 8:45PM - McLean, VA - Dr. Walid Phares speaks on Jihadi Threats at the Westminster Institute

Dr. Walid Phares will be offering his remarks about the multiple Jihadi threats coming from the Middle East, including the expansion of ISIS and the widening of Iranian operations in the region. Dr Phares is an advisor to members of the US Congress and the European Parliament. He is the author of many books, including Future Jihad: Terrorist Strategies against the West and The Lost Spring: US Policy in the Middle East and Catastrophes to Avoid. He has taught at National Defense University, Florida Atlantic University and BAUI University in Washington, DC, where he currently serves as Provost and Director for international studies.
Where: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101
Event is free but requires registration by January 19, 2016. Register here.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 5:30 to 7:30 PM - Arlington, VA - Douglas Waller discusses his superb book, The Disciples

DIAA, FAOA, NMIA-NCR, and OSSS groups co-host a book signing by Douglas Waller, veteran magazine correspondent, lecturer, and best-selling author, on his superb book: Disciples: The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan. This book tracks the "real world fiction" wartime espionage activities of Allen Dulles, William Casey, Richard Helms, and William Colby and how their wartime service shaped CIA and SOCOM.
5:30 to 6:30: Networking Reception/Happy Hour (with book sale and signing); 6:30 to 7:10: Remarks and Q&A; 7:10 to 7:30: Book sale and signing.
Where: Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA.
More info here.

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 11:30am - Monument, CO - Foreign Service Officer Joanne Cummings addresses the AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter on "The Background and Players in Yemen and the Gulf."

AFIO BulletJoanne Cummings is a career Foreign Service Officer (FSO) of the Department of State (DOS). She currently serves on detail at the US Air Force Academy. She will discuss "The Background and Players in Yemen and the Gulf."

She has served extensively in the Middle East, North Africa, and East Africa. Daughter of an FSO, she was raised in Lebanon, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. In the private sector and for DOS, she has worked in Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Jerusalem, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Cyprus, Syria, and Ethiopia, as well as nine years working regionally from Morocco through Pakistan. Ms. Cummings has served as POLAD, Refugee Coordinator, Consular Officer, Political Officer, and Economic and Pol/Econ Section Chief in various posts. She has lived through, and served in, a variety of stress and conflict environments. She was evacuated several times between 1958 and 2014, from Lebanon, Syria, and Yemen. She speaks Arabic fluently (Lebanese, Egyptian, Saudi, and Iraqi dialects) and French, and is familiar with Spanish, Hebrew, Farsi, and Kurdish.
The cost of the meal is $15. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net
Event location: In the Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument, CO 80132.
All presentations to the RMC, AFIO are non-attribution so the speakers can feel free to provide data with the assurance it will not be published.
Directions to the Country Club at Woodmoor (Monument Hill) from exit 161 on I-25. Follow the signs to Woodmoor Dr. Proceed on Woodmoor Dr. up two hills and down one. At the top of the second hill is the entrance to the Country Club, if you go past the 30 MPH sign at the top of the second hill, you need to turn around. Most GPS systems are not accurate in giving the route to the Country Club. If lost call me at 719 418 3096. (The meeting is at our usual location, except the new owners changed the name).

NEW DATE and TIME - Friday, 22 January 2016, 11 am - 2 pm - Los Angeles, CA - The 2016 LA AFIO Chapter hears from Lt. Col. Alonso Segura (U.S. Air Force) will discuss "Space Control Investment" - Countering the Adversary's Kill Chain. Includes Annual Meeting.

AFIO BulletThe Los Angeles AFIO Chapter will hold its annual membership meeting 11 AM -12 PM Lt. Col. Alonso Segura (U.S. Air Force) will discuss "Space Control Investment"-Countering the Adversary's Kill Chain. 12:15-1:30
PM 2016 Annual Chapter Business.
Location: L.A.P.D.-ARTC, 5651 W Manchester Ave RM.1F, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
The meeting is open to all current members in good standing. Please RSVP: afio_la@yahoo.com

26 January 2016, 1-3pm - Atlanta, GA - The AFIO Atlanta Chapter heard from Dan Morrison, FBI, on "Responding to Critical Incidents."

AFIO BulletSpecial Agent Dan Morrison, FBI Atlanta - Agent in Charge: Critical Incident Response Group, is our featured speaker at this meeting.
Host Location: Conference Rm: CBRE Conference Room 2 & 3 (South Tower), 1st Floor of Scientific Research Corporation, 2300 Windy Ridge Parkway SE, Atlanta, GA 30339; Free Parking: Levels 7 & 8 and Sub-Levels 4 thru 1
Turn right upon entering the building; Pass between the Elevators and Proceed down Hallway on right; Continue to the end of Hall passing through the double glass doors. Conference Room 2&3 are on the right hand side.
POC for assistance: Frankie Hicks - 770-989-9513 or Robert Vernon - 770-989-9508.

Icon CalendarFebruary 2016

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 - Las Vegas, NV - The "Roger McCarthy" AFIO Las Vegas Chapter hosts Dennis Fulkerson of NNSA/DOE on "Insider Threats."

AFIO BulletDennis Fulkerson, Senior Counterintelligence Officer, National Security Technologies, LLC (Management and Operating Contractor to the National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy) will be the featured speaker at this first 2016 event of the Las Vegas chapter. His topic deals with the insider threat.

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.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 11:30 am - Washington, DC - Dr. Tawfik Hamid on "Inside Jihad: How Radical Islam Works" - speaking at the Daniel Morgan Academy

Inside Jihad: How Radical Islam Works, Why It Should Terrify Us, How To Defeat It is the presentation by Dr. Tawfik Hamid, an Islamic Reformer.
Why has radical Islam become such a deadly threat, and why does it dominate the Muslim world? Dr. Tawfik Hamid will answer these questions and provide deep insights about, and opposition to, the Islamic terror movement drawn from his direct personal experiences. As a medical doctor and an expert on the psychology of the jihadist mindset, he will explain the roles that sex, fear, petrodollars and the hijab for women have played in its proliferation. He will detail his bold plan for Islamic reformation that could eventually change the jihadists' minds and end their reign of terror.

AFIO Members and their guests are invited to attend. RSVP here to register or call Frank Fletcher at 202.759.4988.
Event location: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, 7th Flr, Washington, DC 20036 - Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations

Wednesdays, 3 February -24 February 2016, 10:15am - Washington, DC - Spy Seminar Series: Deep Cover Spies: The Dangers of a Double Life at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsWhat's it like to be the man on the inside? The trusted colleague who is actually working against his comrades?  Spy novels and films often hinge on the information supplied by mysterious agents who risk their lives to spy from within, but does this really happen?  What does it take to live a double life?  In this series, former undercover agents and an intelligence expert will reveal the danger, complexity, and hardship of living a life that's not really yours.  They'll share how courage and conviction can enable ordinary people to hide their true thoughts and feelings in pursuit of a greater good.
Tickets: $125  www.SmithsonianAssociates.org. Internet Quick Tix code for the program: 1M2-830.

Wednesday, 3 February 3 2016, 7-8:15 pm - McLean, VA - Dr John Poindexter discusses "National Security and the Islamic State: Foreign and Domestic"

Dr. John M. Poindexter discusses "National Security and the Islamic State: Foreign and Domestic." Dr. Poindexter recently served as Director of the Information Awareness Office (IAO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). From 1983-86 he was National Security Advisor and Deputy National Security Advisor for President Ronald Reagan, and Military Assistant in the White House prior to that. Poindexter served 29 years in the U.S. Navy, rising to the rank of Vice Admiral. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.
PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY START TIME.
Where: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St. McLean, VA
The event is free but requires registration by February 2, 2016.
TO REGISTER: click here. Or contact them at The Westminster Institute, br@westminster-institute.org 703-288-2885

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 5:30 p.m.- South Royalton, VT - Author and skeptical intelligence expert Thomas Powers presents "American Secret Intelligence -- Do We Know What We're Doing?"at Vermont Law School.

Thomas Powers has written about secret intelligence for nearly 40 years. At VLS he plans to talk about what has -- and hasn't -- changed since he first interviewed "old hands in the intelligence business" for a Rolling Stone article, "The Rise and Fall of Richard Helms," and subsequent book, The Man Who Kept the Secrets (Knopf, 1979).
Powers will cover American secret intelligence from the height of the Cold War to present day, including how intelligence gathering has evolved with the advent of computers and other technology.
"The CIA, like other intelligence services, is very good at keeping secrets, but a writer willing to do the homework can still get a firm sense of what they are like -- what they do well, what they consistently get wrong, their operational style, the way they deal with each other and the world," Powers said.
Further, Powers will explore what he calls "the most important" of intelligence issues, that which emerged when Edward Snowden revealed thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency: the collection of communications intelligence on a vast scale -- "virtually everything people write or say to each other" -- and the function of oversight.
Powers has also published three other books on intelligence subjects: Heisenberg's War: The Secret History of the German Bomb (Knopf, 1993); Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to Al Qaeda (New York Review Books, 2002); and The Military Error (New York Review Books, 2008). He has written numerous articles on intelligence and other national security subjects.

Location: Chase Community Center at Vermont Law Sschool. The lecture is free and open to the public and press.
Questions? Maryellen Apelquist, Director of Communications, Vermont Law School, office: 802-831-1228, cell: 802-299-5593, mapelquist@vermontlaw.edu

Friday, 5 February 2016, 5:30 pm - Washington, DC - Amb. R. James Woolsey, former Director of Central Intelligence, discusses Energy Security in the 21st Century

Event is by Invitation Only. This is the Institute of World Politics' Third Annual Brian Kelley Memorial Lecture. The topic this year is on "Energy Security in the 21st Century" with the keynote address by IWP's Chancellor, Amb. R. James Woolsey, Former Director of Central Intelligence
The Institute of World Politics 1521 16th Street NW Washington, DC. If you have not been invited and wish to attend, contact info@iwp.edu

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 2-3pm - Washington, DC - The Magic of Spying: Tradecraft Trickery at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsIn the real-life world of espionage, spies often call upon the art of magic and illusion to distract the enemy, make evidence disappear, and escape unnoticed.  Join professional magician, Peter Wood, as he demonstrates the art of misdirection, sleight of hand, and other illusions used by skilled spies. This one of a kind performance, custom-designed for the Spy Museum, is guaranteed to fascinate children and adults alike.
Tickets: $10. Ages 5+ visit www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - MacDill AFB, FL - AFIO Suncoast Chapter's first 2016 meeting speaker is Col Paul Keddy, CENTCOM, on "Coalition Perspective of the War on Terror."

AFIO BulletColonel Paul Keddy, Senior National Representative - Canada, CENTCOM, Vice Chairman of the International Coalition, will be speaking on "Conflicts and Commitments - a Coalition perspective of the War on Terror."

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 starting at 11:30; opening ceremonies, lunch and business meeting at noon, 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.

Meeting will include special joint discussion on "Conflicts and Commitments - a Coalition perspective of the War on Terror" when Col. Keddy is joined by Col. Derek Harvey, co-Director of the Global Initiative at the University of South Florida, to co-host the post-presentation discussion. Col. Harvey served in military intelligence, as a Middle East/North Africa Foreign Area Officer and as a DIA Senior Leader, working for the CENTCOM Commander in 2009. Email by Tuesday, February 2, to sectysuncoastafio@att.net your questions and any topics you'd like included in the discussion. Open Q&A at event will be limited.
Please note that this meeting will run a little longer -- ending at 2 p.m. -- to accomodate this discussion.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. - Albuquerque, NM - AFIO New Mexico Chapter hosts special election meeting.

AFIO BulletThe AFIO NM Chapter is holding the important Election Meeting to nominate and election new officers. It is imperative that all members attend to help shape and direct the chapter for the coming years.
Location: "The Egg & I" Restaurant, 6909 Menaul Blvd (East of Louisiana), Albuquerque, NM. Questions or to explore accepting an elected position in the chapter, contact Pete Bostwick (505) 898-2649 foreigndevil@yahoo.com or Mike Ford (505) 294-6133 Secpro39@yahoo.com

Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Anonymous Heroes: African American Spies of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum events As historians look more closely at espionage history, the significance of African American intelligence contributions to the American cause in the Revolution and the Union victory in the Civil War is finally coming into focus.

Retired CIA Intelligence Officer Ken Daigler, author of Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: America in the Revolutionary War, numerous articles on Civil War espionage, and the CIA publication on African American spying for the Union "Black Dispatches," will discuss the intelligence roles played by African Americans in both conflicts. He will identify the individuals involved in various intelligence operations, describe how they operated, explain what they accomplished, and place their brave efforts within the larger context of significant victories for the American patriots and the Union Army.

Tickets: $12. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Saturday, 13 February 2016, 11 am to 3 pm - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter hosts Arden Brey, a Navy Photoanalyst

AFIO BulletThe guest speaker is tentatively Mr. Arden Brey, a former Navy photoanalyst, who had experience during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, and further adventures after that. A current bio of Brey will be supplied in a few weeks.

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. Remember that family and guests and potential members are cordially invited.

Saturday, 13 February 2016, 11:30am - 2:30pm - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter Luncheon features Gene Poteat, discussing "Women in Espionage"

AFIO BulletThe Florida Satellite Chapter is pleased again to welcome former CIA official, AFIO President-emeritus and our good friend, Gene Poteat. Gene's topic for the occasion, "Women in Espionage" will examine the roles women have played in the second oldest profession from Joshua's Rahab of Jericho, to Putin's Anna Chapman of New York and Moscow, and a great many in between. Meeting will be at the At Ease Club of the Indian River Colony Club, 1936 Freedom Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940. For information and reservations, please contact Chapter President John Noble, Melbourne Police Department, 701 South Babcock Street, Melbourne, FL 32935, johnnoble427@gmail.com, 321-409-2262, no later than 9 Feb.

16 February 2016, 11:30am - McLean, VA - Bob Gourley of Cognitio speaks on "The Cyber Threat and Cyber Intelligence Sharing" at this DIF/DIAA Luncheon

Bob Gourley is a co-founder and partner of Cognitio and the publisher of CTOvision.com and ThreatBrief.com. Bob's first career was as a naval intelligence officer, which included operational tours in Europe and Asia. Bob was the first Director of Intelligence (J2) at DOD's cyber defense organization JTF-CND. Following retirement from the Navy, Bob was an executive with TRW and Northrop Grumman, and then returned to government service as the CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Bob was named one of the top 25 most influential CTOs in the globe by Infoworld. Bob was named one of the "Top 25 Most Fascinating Communicators in Government IT" by the Gov2.0 community GovFresh. Bob was noted as "Most Influential on Twitter for Big Data" by Forbes. Bob's most recent book, The Cyber Threat, provides business executives with actionable insights into the threat landscape. Gourley will speak on "The Cyber Threat and Cyber Intelligence Sharing."

The event is being jointly sponsored by the Defense Intelligence Alumni Association and the Defense Intelligence Forum. This forum follows 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.

Registration starts at 1130 AM, lunch at 1200 PM. Make reservations by 16 February 2016 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 selection with your reservation to reduce your wait time.
Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA. Pay at the door with a check for $ 29.00 payable to DIAA, Inc
Pay at the door with a check for $ 29.00 per person, payable to DIAA. Checks are preferred, but cash accepted; credit card payments discouraged.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 4:30 - 5:30 pm - Washington, DC - Intelligence as a Career Path: Black History Month After School Program featuring Malcolm Nance at the Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsMeet counterterrorism expert & author Malcolm Nance. He's been undercover in terrorist hotspots, passed hostile border crossings in disguise, submitted to waterboarding, and now he's prepared to share his life experiences with students. Malcolm W. Nance is a counterterrorism and terrorism intelligence expert with wide-ranging field and combat experience.
A frequent guest commentator on breaking news, he's the author of The Terrorist Recognition Handbook among other books. Drawing on his experience as a 20-year veteran of the US intelligence community's Combating Terrorist program, he's been a consultant for the US government on special operations, homeland security, and intelligence. As a master Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) instructor, he can handle any tricky situation including testifying before the US Congress and speaking to teenagers.
Middle and High School Students only. In partnership with the Greater Washington Urban League.
Tickets: Free! Advance registration required. Register at www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, 25 February 2016, 5:30 PM - Atlanta, GA - AFIO Atlanta Chapter event features Mark Riebling on "Church of Spies: The Pope's Secret War Against Hitler."

AFIO BulletThe AFIO Atlanta Chapter, the Harvard Club of Georgia, the UC Berkeley Alumni Club of Georgia, and the Syracuse University Alumni Club of Atlanta invite you and a guest to an evening with AFIO member Mark Riebling. Mr. Riebling is a path-breaking writer on secret intelligence. His 1994 book Wedge: The Secret War Between the FBI and CIA all but predicted 9/11. Indeed, Riebling's analysis of security failures influenced post-9/11 intelligence reforms to a significant degree. Deputy U.S. Attorney Andrew C. McCarthy -- who prosecuted the 1993 World Trade Center bombing -- wrote in The Wall Street Journal in 2006 that "Riebling's analysis has now become conventional wisdom, accepted on all sides." Mr. Riebling will discuss his recent bestseller Church of Spies: The Pope's Secret War Against Hitler. The event will be moderated by Prof. Nathan A. Sales, a leading light among legal scholars focused on emerging national security issues. He teaches at Syracuse University College of Law.

Please see event details below, and use link to register. AFIO members and guests pay no fee to attend this special event. Questions? Contact Brian J. Hooper, President, AFIO Atlanta Chapter at brian@afioatlanta.com or call him at 404.879.2440

5:30 - 6:30 pm:  Cocktail Reception; 6:30 - 7:30 pm:  Presentation by Mark Riebling, followed by Q&A; 7:30 - 8:30 pm: Cocktail Reception.

WHERE: Womble Carlyle; Skyline Room (25th Floor); Atlantic Station, BB&T Building; 271 17th Street, NW, Suite 2500; Atlanta, GA 30363-1017.

RSVP by Feb. 18 by clicking on the registration button below.
*Event is limited to first 100 registrants.

NOTE:  Attendees receive two (2) hours complimentary parking in the Atlantic Station parking deck. Nominal cost for additional hours.

25 February 2016, 12:30-2 PM - Los Angeles, CA - The Los Angeles AFIO Chapter holds special election meeting.

AFIO BulletThe Los Angeles AFIO Chapter will hold a special meeting on February 25, 2016 for the election of chapter officers.
Location: L.A.P.D.-ARTC, 5651 W Manchester Ave RM.1F, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
RSVP: afio_la@yahoo.com

Thursday, 25 February 2016, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - United States of Jihad with Peter Bergen at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsThe tragic, ISIS-inspired attack in San Bernardino was a harsh reminder that "homegrown" terrorism is a real and present danger. CNN national security analyst and New York Times bestselling author Peter Bergen has been chronicling Islamist terrorism through groundbreaking reporting on the Middle East, al-Qaeda, and homeland security for more than twenty years. His new book United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists, gives an unprecedented look at the factors that lead to the radicalization of American citizens and offers expert insights into the shape of the threat confronting us. Join Bergen as he shares the forces that have led Americans like Anwar al-Awlaki, Samir Kahn, the Tsarnaev brothers, and so many others down the path to terrorism and investigates the effectiveness of counterterrorism strategies from the FBI's efforts to those of Imam Magid, who is spearheading an effort to reach fundamentalist youths before it is too late.
United States of Jihad will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Tickets: $10. Visit www.spymuseum.org Please RSVP to lzaris@spymuseum.org.

Friday, 26 February 2016, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Washington, DC - True World Ops hosts book signing with investigative reporter Bryan Denson, author of The Spy's Son.

True World Ops hosts a book-signing with journalist Bryan Denson, author of 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.

Event location: Martin's Tavern, Washington, DC. No fee. RSVP here.

Monday, 29 February 2016 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO San Francisco Andre LeGallo Chapter hosts Barry Eisler, a former CIA DO Case Officer, and Gen. Michael Hayden, former Director of NSA and CIA, and PDDNI.

AFIO BulletBarry Eisler, attorney, former CIA Case Officer in the Directorate of Operations and author and Gen. Michael Hayden, Former Director of NSA/CIA and Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence. Mr. Eisler will discuss his novel, The God's Eye View and privacy and surveillance in the 21st century. Gen. Michael Hayden will discuss "American Intelligence in the Age of Terror."

Join us for this unique behind-the-scenes look at America's anti-terror efforts. Venue: Peninsula location - address will be sent to registrants in two weeks: 11:30am buffet lunch; meeting at noon.

Member Registration until 2/1/16: open registration starting 2/1/16: Register here. Questions?: contact Mariko Kawaguchi, Board Secretary at afiosf@aol.com or Mariko Kawaguchi, c/o AFIO, PO Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011.

Icon CalendarMarch 2016

1 March 2016, 6:30-8:00 pm - Arlington, VA - Augustyn, Kappes, Rolince, Cohen Presentations and Panel on "What is the current threat level in the United States?" at Marymount University

Presentations and Q&A Panel
Joseph W. Augustyn, Moderator; Executive Vice President, Security and Intelligence at Jefferson Waterman International; Former Deputy Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Homeland Security

Panelists: Stephen R. Kappes, Partner and the Chief Operating Officer at Torch Hill Investments; Former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Michael Rolince, Independent consultant supporting the FBI's countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Office; Former Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Washington Field Office Counterterrorism.
David Cohen, Senior Advisor to the Command Consulting Group; Former CIA Deputy Director of Operations of the National Clandestine Service; Appointed Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence for New York in the wake of 9/11.

Location: Marymount University's Reinsch Auditorium, 2807 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22207
No charge to attend, and no preregistration required. Attendees should show up at the Reinsch Auditorium, located in the Reinsch Library Building on the main campus of Marymount at the intersection of N Glebe Rd and Old Dominion Dr in Arlington. There is a parking lot that can be accessed from 26th St.

Event is Sponsored by The Department of Forensic & Legal Psychology, Marymount University.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016, 9am - 4:30pm - Washington, DC - Journal of National Security Law & Policy annual symposium on "Strengthening National Security by Protecting Public Health"

The symposium will also feature a keynote speech by Prof. Lawrence Gostin, Faculty Director of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, on "Global Health Security in an Era of Explosive Pandemic Potential: Lessons from SARS and MERS to Ebola and Zika."
Panel 1: "Why Global Health Matters to National Security" (9:30 - 11 am) explores international health issues and US support for global health systems, connecting global health priorities with national security.
Panelists: J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Christine Sow, President and Executive Director, Global Health Council; Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Coordinator for Threat Reductions Program, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State; Moderator: John Monahan, Senior Scholar, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Panel 2: "Federal and State Authority and the Role of the Military During Public Health Crises" (12:30 - 2 pm) - discusses federal faultlines and the role of the military during responses to public health crises.
Panelists: James Hodge, Jr., Professor of Public Health Law and Ethics, Director of Public Health Law and Policy Program, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University; Stephen Dycus, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School; Robert Salesses, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense Integration and Defense Support of Civilian Authorities, US DOD; Francesca Christy Music, Program Director for Health and Medical Support, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense & Americas' Security Affairs, US DOD; Jessica Fantinato, Deputy Director of the Office of Emergency Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, US HHS; Moderator: William C. Banks, Interim Dean, Professor of Law, Founding Director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, Syracuse University College of Law, JNSLP Editor-in-Chief

Panel 3: "Public Health as a Driver for Conflict and Instability" (2 - 3:30 pm) - delves into domestic public health and security, touching on such issues as assessing the adequacy of the US public health regulatory system during public health emergencies and U.S. preparedness for potential acts of bioterrorism.
Panelists: Rebecca Katz, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Emergency Medicine,The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services; Jonathan Greene, Acting Director, Health Threats Resilience Division, US DHS; Richard Jaffe, Director of the Division of Medical Countermeasures, Strategy, and Requirements, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, US HHS; Daniel Gerstein, Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation; Moderator: David Koplow, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
A reception will follow. Event location: Georgetown University Law School.
To explore or RSVP, do so here.

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 11:30 am - Washington, DC - "Playing Chess with the Ayatollah" - Presentation by Ian McCredie, for SIS Station Chief at the Daniel Morgan Academy

"Playing Chess with the Ayatollah: Stories from the Bazaar" will be the presentation by retired British SIS officer Ian McCredie, CMG, OBE.
In his presentation, McCredie will share his experiences as the SIS Station Chief in Iran and as chief of the SIS Iran Task Force, including pivotal events at the time of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, the Iran-Iraq War, the involvement of Iran in Lebanon, the aftermath of 9/11 and more. Providing insights into understanding the Iranian mindset, he will illustrate why their actions may seem very odd to us yet perfectly logical to them.
LOCATION: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, 7th Flr, Washington, DC 20036; Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations

Call 202-759-4988

Thursday, 03 March 2016, 7:00pm - Washington, DC - The ESP in Espionage: An Evening with Alain Nu, The Man Who Knows at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum events When the US government began their Star Gate program in the 1970s, they were focused on the possibility of using psychic channels to gather intelligence. Psychics, in a clinically controlled setting, were asked to perform "remote viewing"- attempting to sense targeted information about people, places, and events.

Reports of the program's success run from the eerie to the off-base, but the intelligence world's pursuit of the mind's power has captured the imagination of Alain Nu. The Man Who Knows™ has long been obsessed with the strange, the unknown, and unexplained. His exploration of the unusual has led him to the field of mentalism and developing his untold powers.

Nu's uncanny demonstrations blur the line between science and the mysteries of unexplained phenomena and have been featured in his own TLC Network television specials The Mysterious World of Alain Nu and his book Picture Your ESP! Now he is turning his ESPecially entertaining powers to the world of ESPionage. Join us for an evening with Nu inspired by Star Gate, the trickery of spies, and other top secret projects.

Tickets: $20. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Monday, 7 March 2016, 12:15 - 1:45 pm EST - Washington, DC - Fred Kaplan speaks on "Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber-War" at the New America Foundation

For all the headlines about cyber warfare as a new type of conflict, it in fact dates back nearly 50 years, to the very birth of the Internet. In his new book Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, Fred Kaplan -- drawing on interviews with more than 100 participants in the story (including six NSA directors) -- traces the evolution of cyber warfare in every US conflict since the 1991 Gulf War -- and warns of the unexplored dangers ahead. And while most news stories on cyber attacks focus on Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran, the first and still most serious hacks were mounted -- and the first ideas about cyber war were conceived -- by the United States.
Fred Kaplan is the national-security columnist for Slate and the author of four other books , including The Wizards of Armageddon, 1959, Daydream Believers, and, most recently The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War, which was a New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist. A former Pulitzer Prize - winning reporter for The Boston Globe, he graduated from Oberlin College and earned a PhD from MIT.
Moderator: Ian Wallace is co-Director, New America Cybersecurity Initiative. Copies of the book will be available for purchase by check or credit card.
Location: 740 15th St NW, Ste 900, Washington, DC 20005
Register here.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 10 - noon - Annapolis Junction, MD - NCMF Spring Cryptologic Program features Dr. David Sherman, NSA Assoc Dir for Policy and Records

AFIO members and guests are invited to attend the NCMF [National Cryptologic Museum Foundation] Spring Cryptologic Program featuring Dr David J. Sherman, NSA's Associate Director for Policy and Records. Dr Sherman oversees the agency's information security policy and its responsibilities under FOIA. He will discuss NSA's redaction program and the challenges faced declassifying and protecting sensitive information in the volumes of documents released to the public. Authors, researchers, professors, and the curious wondering about the intricacies of the declassification and release program will not want to miss this program.

Location: L3 Conference Center, National Business Park, 2720 Technology Dr, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701. Sherman speaks from 10 to 11:15 a.m., followed by a Q&A to 11:45. Lunch follows. Also take time to browse a selection of unusual, used books for sale from the NCMF's collection.

Too late to register, but important not to miss. Just show up with payment and enjoy the program. Fee: $20 for NCMF members; $50 for guests (includes 1 yr membership).

Saturday, 12 March- Sunday, 13 March 2016, 7pm- 10am - Washington, DC - KidSpy Overnight: Operation Secret Slumber at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsWhen the lights go down, the adventure begins! The Museum doors have been locked for the night, but in the shadows a group of exclusive recruits stand ready to begin a night of top-secret KidSpy training. Perfect your alias and cover-story, check in at "Border Patrol," and prepare for a night of intrigue and adventure. At the same time, the adults lurking nearby will be kept on their toes with their own super-clandestine mission. As day breaks, enemy agents will be exposed in a dramatic finale, KidSpy agents and adults will reclaim their "real" identities and this adventure-filled mission will be accomplished. Tickets: $115 per person. Ages: 9 - 13 (one adult required for every two KidSpy agents). Visit www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 11:30 am - Washington, DC - Amb Joseph DeTrani and William Brown discuss "Dealing with a Nuclear North Korea" - at the Daniel Morgan Academy

Daniel Morgan AcademyThe Daniel Morgan Academy national security lecture features Ambassador Joseph R. DeTrani with Discussant William B. Brown
Ambassador DeTrani will discuss the strategic implications for US and international security of recent actions by North Korea related to their nuclear and missile programs. William Brown will discuss North Korean economic issues.

LOCATION: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW 7th Flr, Washington, DC 20036. Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations.

RSVP to Attend Event by contacting Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures and Seminars, DMGA, 202-759-4988

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. - McLean, VA - The Westminister Institute hears from terrorism expert/intel officer Michael Pregent on "How Iran Fuels ISIS."

The event will include a light reception with drinks and snacks. The event is being held at the Westminster Institute's headquarters at 6729 Curran St. in McLean, VA. Park on Curran St or in the parking lot behind the Westminster Institute.
Terrorism expert Michael Pregent is a former U.S. Army intelligence officer for 28 years serving in the Middle East, north Africa, and southwest Asia. With expertise in security, terrorism, counter-insurgency, and policy issues, he was an advisor on the malign influence of Iran in Iraq's Security and Intelligence apparatus, which included working with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's office of the Commander-in-Chief. He also served as an embedded advisor with the Peshmerga in Mosul in 2005-06.
A dynamic and knowledgeable speaker, Mr. Pregent worked for DIA and as military advisor to USF-1 focusing on reconciliation, the insurgency, and Iranian influence in Iraq from 2007-2011. From 2011 to 2013, he was an analyst on violent extremist for CENTCOM.
Mr. Pregent has a Masters in Strategic Public Relations from George Washington University and is a graduate of the U.S. Army's Defense Language Institute in Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Dialect. He is an adjunct fellow at Hudson Institute.

To register or for more information, call Robert Reilly at (703)-477-4655 or use this link.

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO - "I have lived within 60 miles of a dangerous, cunning terrorist for the past 25 years." - Presentation at the Rocky Mountain Chapter

AFIO BulletWarren Gerig, the RMC Vice President, will discuss "I have lived within 60 miles of a dangerous, cunning terrorist for the past 25 years."
Mr. Gerig will discuss his dealing with a terrorist who is currently confined in the Florence SuperMax prison. This story and information at the time was not available to US Government Intelligence Services because it all happened in the confines of privately owned airlines in the Far East some 25 years ago.
Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net for location details.
The cost of the meal is $15.
We will also discuss the passing of the Rocky Mountain Chapter refounder, Board Secretary Richard Durham. The Chapter Board is looking for a replacement secretary for Mr. Durham.
All presentations to the RMC, AFIO are non-attribution so the speakers can feel free to provide information with the assurance it will not be published.

Friday, 18 March 2016, 10:30am - 2pm - Tysons, VA - AFIO National Spring Luncheon features Gen. Michael V. Hayden, former director, CIA and NSA, discussing "Playing to the Edge" and David Priess, author and former CIA analyst and briefer, on The President's Book of Secrets

AFIO's March Luncheon is nearly full with more than 200 attendees. Register ASAP.

AFIO BulletMichael Hayden at this luncheon will provide a high-level master narrative of America's intelligence wars. He is the only person to helm both CIA and NSA, at a time of heinous new threats and major change. For General Michael Hayden, playing to the edge means playing so close to the line that you get chalk dust on your cleats. Otherwise, by playing back, you may protect yourself, but you will be less successful in protecting America. "Play to the edge" was Hayden's guiding principle when he ran the National Security Agency, and it remained so when he ran CIA.  In his view, many shortsighted and uninformed people are quick to criticize, and this book will give them much to chew on but little easy comfort; it is an unapologetic insider's look told from the perspective of the people who faced awesome responsibilities head on, in the moment. A review of Playing to the Edge just appeared in the Wall Street Journal at this link.

David Priess, author and former CIA analyst, manager, and intelligence briefer, is the author of The President's Book of Secrets which will be released at this event.
Every day, the President receives a report revealing the most sensitive intelligence reporting and analysis of world events: the President's Daily Brief, or PDB. CIA spies, the NSA's listening posts, and the nation's reconnaissance satellites steal secrets for it, while America's enemies send undercover agents to try to unearth its classified content. No major foreign policy decisions are made without it. Yet the PDB's stories have gone untold -- until now. The Priess book contains original input from more than 100 interviews with former intelligence leaders and policymakers--including all of the living former Presidents and Vice Presidents ​and the vast majority of living former CIA Directors, DDIs, National Security Advisors, and Secretaries of State and Defense. This new work also incorporates previously unpublished material from various Presidential libraries.

Sheraton Tysons Hotel, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, VA 22182. Phone: (703) 448-1234. Driving directions at this link. Do you wish to stay in hotel overnight? A special room rate of $189 for Thursday evening, only, was available at a link. Wake up, enjoy breakfast, and come down elevator to the meeting.

19 March 2016, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - The AFIO Maine Chapter hosts Dr. Andrew S. Erickson on "China's Cabbage Strategy"

AFIO BulletDr. Andrew S. Erickson, professor of strategy at the US Naval War College China Maritime Studies Institute, will be the featured speaker at the March 19 meeting of the AFIO Maine Chapter.
Dr. Erickson's talk, titled "China's Cabbage Strategy: New-Type Great Power Relations, the South China Sea, and Irregular Forces Therein," will include an overview of recent strategic military moves by China, and the potential impact on Japan, South Korea and U.S. interests. Beijing has deployed the world's largest blue water coast guard and maritime militia and has been employing them in a "cabbage," or layered envelopment, configuration.
A world-renowned expert on Chinese military and naval affairs, Dr. Erickson is also a research associate at Harvard University's John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. He has lectured extensively at government, academic, and private sector institutions throughout the United States and Asia, and provided expert testimony and support to Congress and various executive branch offices.
The meeting, open to the public, begins at 2 p.m. in the Program Center of the Brick Store Museum, 4 Dane St., Kennebunk. A question period will follow the presentation.
No pre-registration is required.

Monday, 21 March 2016, 5:30 - 8 pm - New York, NY - The AFIO NY Metro Chapter Meeting features a presentation by Paddy Hayes, Irish author of newly released "Queen of Spies: Daphne Park, Britain's Cold War Spy Master."

AFIO BulletIrish Author Paddy Hayes discusses Queen of Spies, his new book about Daphne Park (1921 - 2010) top British spy during the Cold War. Baroness Park of Monmouth (OBE) (CMG) spent her youth on the African plains and eventually became Chief of Western Hemisphere operations for the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS). A fascinating successful career and book, very well reviewed!
LOCATION: Society of Illustrators building 128 East 63rd Street Between Park and Lexington Avenues in Manhattan
TIME: Registration Starts 5:30 PM. Meeting Starts 6 PM.
COST: $50/person Cash or check only.
REGISTER: Strongly suggested, not required. Phone Jerry Goodwin 646-717-3776 or Email: afiometro@gmail.com.

23 - 24 March 2016 - McLean, VA - NMIA Classified Access Symposium 2016 - A Deep Look within the Intelligence Community (IC)

Send in your security clearances to NMIA (National Military Intelligence Association) so that you are ready to attend NMIA's SECRET/NOFORN Intelligence Symposium being held, as always, at the SECRET level. Event will feature senior military and defense intelligence agencies. Hear leaders discuss "A Deep Look within the Intelligence Community (IC)." Explores how these organizations plan to optimize intelligence effectiveness in one of the most challenging periods in US history. Particular emphasis on the "Big 5" and Service "2s" with focus on meeting dynamic and changing demands on intelligence in face of our country's fiscal challenges. This is an opportunity to hear more about budget, organizational changes, new programs and programs that are ending, future IC contractor workforce projections, current government workforce issues and initiatives, and anticipated improvements to acquisition activities as well as acquisition priorities.
Event location: MITRE Auditorium, 7525 Colshire Dr, McLean, Virginia. Symposium conducted at the SECRET/NOFORN security level.
Register here.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 9am - 4pm - Austin, TX - Conference on "Intelligence in American Society" hosted by the Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas at Austin

The Intelligence Studies Project invites you to attend the "Intelligence in American Society" conference. The luncheon keynote speaker is The Honorable Lisa O. Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Morning and afternoon panel and roundtable discussions will involve other current and former officials involved in intelligence oversight by all three branches of government, the media, and non-governmental organizations.

Agenda: 8:30 - 9am - Arrival and Registration (Coffee/Tea Served); 9-9:05am - Welcome Remarks by Stephen Slick, Intelligence Studies Project Director
9:05-10:15am -Executive Branch Supervision and Oversight of U.S. Intelligence, Moderator: Philip Bobbitt (Professor of Law, Columbia University), Joan Dempsey (former Executive Director of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board); Brett Holmgren (National Security Council Senior Director for Intelligence Programs); Kenneth Wainstein (former Homeland Security Advisor and FBI General Counsel)
10:30-11:30am - Safeguarding Civil Liberties and Countering Terrorism; Moderator: Kenneth Wainstein; David Medine (Chairman, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board); Rachel Brand (Member, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board); Elisebeth Collins (Member, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board)
Salon C, AT&T Conference Center
12-1:15pm - Luncheon Remarks by the Honorable Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and Deputy National Security Advisor; Classroom 203, AT&T Conference Center
1:30-2:30pm - The Role of Congress in Overseeing National Security Institutions; Moderator: Admiral Bobby Inman (former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence); Honorable Michael Conaway (Member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence);
2:45 - 3pm Report on Policy Research Project for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; LBJ School of Public Affairs Students
3-4pm - The Media's Responsibilities in National Security Reporting; Moderator: Suzanne Kelly (Publisher and CEO of The Cipher Brief); William Harlow (former Director of Public Affairs at CIA); Eric Schmitt (Senior Writer, Terrorism and National Security, The New York Times); John Walcott (Professor, Georgetown University)
4pm - Conference Adjourns

Location: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center Classroom 203
This event is co-sponsored by the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, the Clements Center for National Security, UT Student Veterans Association, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Please contact us at intelligencestudies@austin.utexas.edu for more information on the Intelligence Studies Project and its public programs.
Registrations for the Conference and Keynote Lunch are now open here.

31 March 2016, 6:30 - 8 pm - Tempe, AZ - Arizona Chapter hears from David Kilcullen on "What the rise of ISIS tells us about the unraveling of the War on Terrorism."

David Kilcullen is a Senior ASU Future of War Fellow at New America and Founder and Chairman of Caerus Global Solutions. He served for 25 years as an army officer, diplomat and policy advisor in command and operational missions across the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Europe. He was Chief Strategist in the State Department's Counterterrorism Bureau, Senior Counterinsurgency Advisor to General David Petraeus in Iraq and Special Advisor forCounterinsurgency to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales where he focused on the political anthropology of guerrilla warfare. He was named one of the Foreign Policy Top 100 Global Thinkers and is the author of several bestselling books including The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One, Counterinsurgency, Out of the Mountains and Blood Year: The Unraveling of Western Counterterrorism

Event is sponsored by the Center on the Future of War, as part of their Spring Speaker Series. Event being held at the Memorial Union, Pima Room #230, ASU, Tempe Campus.

Registration is not required. For directions or precise location on campus, or more information, visit this link.

his is an invite Phil asked me to share with all of our chapter members! I cannot take your RSVPs, nor have any other information. We certainly appreciate Phil sharing this information, I know I most certainly will be attending! I wish you all a safe week. Best regards, Simone on behalf of the AFIO AZ Board Members!


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Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 6 pm - North Las Vegas, NV - The AFIO Roger McCarthy Las Vegas Chapter hears from Art Lindberg, USN(Ret), on "Operation Lemonade."

AFIO BulletMember Arthur Lindberg, Retired United States Navy, retired Executive with Jersey Central Power and Light, Las Vegas Civic Leader, will speak on " Operation Lemonade"
Lindberg was born in 1935 to Swedish immigrant parents in New Jersey. He graduated from the University of New Mexico and went on to a decorated career in the U.S. Navy. Near retirement, while serving as the Director of the Major Field Procurement Office, he was asked by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to participate in a counter-espionage operation against the Soviet intelligence officers submerged in the Soviet delegation to the United Nations. Mr. Linberg's participation directly led to the arrest and conviction of two senior Soviet spies. The FBI billed the operation as one of the most significant of its kind, and furthered that in addition to getting two top Soviet spies off the streets, had far reaching benefits to US security. For his leading role in the operation, Mr. Lindberg received the Legion of Merit award from President Jimmy Carter.

Event will be held in the Conference Center at Texas Station Gambling Hall and Casino; 2101 Texas Star Ln, North Las Vegas, NV (corner of Rancho Blvd. and West Lake Mead Blvd.) North Las Vegas, NV 89032.

RSVP to Christy Zalesny, at christyzalesny@yahoo.com or call her at 702-271-5667.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, noon - Washington, DC - The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America's Presidents from Kennedy to Obama - The President's Book of Secrets - presentation by David Priess at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsEvery day, the President receives a report revealing the most sensitive intelligence reporting and analysis of world events: the President's Daily Brief (PDB). The CIA's spies, the NSA's listening posts, and the nation's reconnaissance satellites steal secrets for it, while America's enemies send undercover agents to try to unearth its classified content. No major foreign policy decisions are made without it. Join Dr. David Priess, who served during the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations as an award-winning intelligence officer and daily intelligence briefer at the CIA, as he shares the untold stories of the PDB. Every living former President and Vice President, along with most former CIA Directors, and other senior intelligence leaders, shared with Priess their personal PDB stories. Priess also dug through millions of pages of declassified CIA raw intelligence reports to write The President's Book of Secrets his fascinating look into the most tightly controlled document in the modern world.

No charge. The International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004. For more info.

Friday, 8 April 2016, 11:30 am to 1 pm - Washington, DC - WTOP Radio's JJ Green discusses "National Security and the Media" at the Daniel Morgan Academy.

Daniel Morgan AcademyAFIO members and guests are invited to hear a presentation by JJ Green, WTOP Radio National Security Correspondent, discuss "National Security and the Media."
Green will discuss the relationship between the media and the intelligence/national security communities, the important role journalists play in informing the public about their activities, and the challenges of developing relationships with these communities.
JJ Green reports daily on international security, intelligence, foreign policy, terrorism and cyber developments. He also provides regular on-air analysis and guidance on global security matters. He hosts the weekly program "The Hunt," which goes in-depth with experts on al-Qaida, the Taliban and emerging terror threats. He has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, Central Asia, Europe and Africa covering national security matters.

While embedded with the U.S. Air Force in 2006, during the height of the Iraq War, he traveled with the military 18,000 miles, to 10 countries in 31 days, covering the wars in Iraq, Africa and Afghanistan.

Event location: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, 7th Flr, Washington, DC 20036. Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations
RSVP here. Or contact Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures and Seminars at 202-759-4988.

Monday, 11 April 2016, 11 - noon - Ft. Meade, MD - 75th Anniversary of the UK-US COMINT Agreement - The British Perspective by GCHQ Historian Tony Comer.

GCHQ Historian Tony Comer will provide the British Perspective on the UK-US COMINT Agreement which celebrates its 75th anniversary.

Event location: National Cryptologic Museum's Magic Room- Ft. Meade, MD
To register, send an email to one of the following: History@nsa.gov OR gjnedve@nsa.gov, state your desire to attend, and include the number of attendees in your party. You will then receive an acknowledgement.
For further questions, please contact Greg Nedved, event POC at gjnedve@nsa.gov; 301-688-2336.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 11:30 a.m. - MacDill AFB, FL - The Florida Suncoast Chapter hosts Col Derek Harvey, USA(R) on "The Middle East, the Battle Within Islam and US Policy" - and chapter holds elections.

AFIO BulletThe Florida Suncoast Chapter's luncheon meeting features Col Derek Harvey (USA, ret), Co-Director of the Global Initiative at the University of South Florida, speaking on "The Middle East, the Battle Within Islam and US policy".
The Chapter is also holding its elections.
Check-in starting at 1130 hours
Cash wine and soda bar open at 1130 hours for those who wish to come early to socialize
Opening ceremonies, lunch and business meeting at noon, followed by our speaker

Please RSVP to the Chapter Secretary at michaels@suncoastafio.org no later than noon on Tuesday, April 5, for yourself and any guests. You will receive a confirmation via email. If you do not get a confirmation, please contact the Chapter Secretary.
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, and fail to 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.
Anyone with special AFIO Base Access should proceed to the Bayshore Gate. If you need directions, let us know.
Location: the Surf's Edge Club, MacDill AFB, 7315 Bayshore Boulevard, MacDill AFB, FL 33621. Badge pick-up at 11:30 a.m.; program starts at noon.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 11:30 am to 1 pm - Washington, DC - Brig Gen Jaroslaw Strozyk discusses "Polish Perspectives on Russia, Ukraine, NATO and European Security" at the Daniel Morgan Academy

Daniel Morgan Academy"Polish Perspectives on Russia, Ukraine, NATO and European Security" will be the theme of the presentation by Brigadier General (retired) Jaroslaw Strozyk, Former Polish Defense Attache in Washington, DC, when he addresses the Daniel Morgan Academy.
General Strozyk will discuss the strategic situation that Poland and NATO are in relative to the security challenges that confront them. He will offer his thoughts on how these challenges might be met.
His biography and registration information can be found at this link for the invitation-only event.

Event location: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, 7th Flr, Washington, DC 20036. Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations
Call 202-759-4988

Friday, 15 April 2016, 11:30 am to 1 pm - Washington, DC - Dr. Vaidotas Urbelis, Defence Policy Director, Ministry of National Defence Republic of Lithuania, discusses Baltic Regional Security Issues, at the Daniel Morgan Academy. NOTE: The event was canceled due to illness.

AFIO members are invited to the invitation-only Daniel Morgan Academy national security lecture: "Baltic Regional Security Issues" by Dr. Vaidotas Urbelis, Defence Policy Director, Ministry of National Defence Republic of Lithuania. Dr. Urbelis will discuss the security issues confronting the Baltic region of Europe.
Reception at 11:30 am, address by Dr. Urbelis at Noon.

Event location: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, 7th Flr, Washington, DC 20036. Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations
Contact Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures and Seminars, at 202-759-4988

19 April 2016 , noon - 2 pm - McLean, VA - The Defense Intelligence Forum hosts David Shedd on "Intelligence and Maintaining Relevancy-Adjusting to an Ever-Changing World in the 21st Century."

Mr. David R. Shedd will speak on "Intelligence and Maintaining Relevancy-Adjusting to an Ever-Changing World in the 21st Century." Mr. Shedd served in the U.S. government for nearly 33 years. Since leaving government in February 2015, he has been serving as a Heritage Foundation Distinguished Fellow, an Adjunct Professor at Patrick Henry College on intelligence and national security, an independent consultant, on several Corporate Boards, and supporter of several NGO initiatives.
In August 2014, he was named Acting Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency following four years' service as its Deputy Director. From May 2007 to August 2010, he served as the Deputy Director for Policy, Plans, and Requirements for the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). From May 2005 to April 2007, Mr. Shedd served as Chief of Staff and later as Acting Director of the Intelligence Staff to the Director of National Intelligence. He held intelligence policy positions at the National Security Council (NSC) from February 2001 to May 2005. These positions involved serving as the NSC's Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Program and Reform and implementing intelligence reforms based on 9/11 Commission findings, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, and the weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Commission's report to the President in March 2005. Earlier, he served in U.S. Embassies in Costa Rica and Mexico and a variety of senior management assignments at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Mr. Shedd holds a B.A. degree from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and a M.A. degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Latin American Studies. He was born in Bolivia and grew up in Latin America.

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.

Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA. Registration starts at 11:30 AM, lunch at 12:00 PM.
Fees: Make reservations by April 19, 2016 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.
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.

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 5-6 PM - Washington, DC - "The Law and Active Cyber Defense" Conference by the Daniel Morgan Academy and the Office of Senator Mark Kirk

DMAAFIO members are invited to attend a special, invitation-only Capitol Hill event on: The Law and Active Cyber Defense. The event is co-sponsored by the Daniel Morgan Academy and the Office of Senator Mark Kirk.

This event advances thinking on active cyber defense (aka cyber offense). Does U.S. law allow a private sector actor to retaliate for an intrusion by hacking back -- committing the same offense? It has long been accepted that the U.S. Government can engage in a robust, active cyber defense, yet the private sector cannot. Accordingly, the question is whether U.S. law can be interpreted to permit retaliation or is a new law needed?

Presenters: Anthony Glosson, Associate, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Jeremy Rabkin, Professor of Law, George Mason University.
Commentators: Michael Mukasey, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton, Former Attorney General of the United States; Paul Rosenzweig, Founder of Red Branch Consulting PLLC, and a Senior Advisor to The Chertoff Group, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Homeland Security; Abram Shulsky, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, former adviser to the undersecretary of Defense for Policy.
Moderator: Kenneth D.M. Jensen, Senior Research Fellow, Daniel Morgan Academy

NOTE: This conference is at being held at Capitol Hill, 2 Constitution Ave NE, Russell Senate Office Building Room 188, Washington, DC 20002.

Friday, 29 April 2016, 11:15am - 12:45pm - "Congress and National Security" by Michael P. Flanagan, (Former Cong., Il) at the Daniel Morgan Academy

DMAAt this Daniel Morgan Academy event, former Illinois Congressman Michael P. Flanagan will discuss "The role of Congress with Respect to National Security." He will explain how Congress makes decisions regarding national security policy and will discuss the balance of power struggle between the Executive and Legislative branches.
Michael Patrick Flanagan represented the 5th District of Illinois in the historic 104th Congress. He sat on the Committees on the Judiciary, Government Reform and Oversight, and Veterans' Affairs. He was Vice Chairman of the Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Vice Chairman of the Government Reform and Oversight Committee's Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology, and Co-Chair of the House Republican Urban Caucus. He was appointed to the House-Senate Conference Committee for the Telecommunications Act of 1995.
Prior to his Congressional Service, Michael was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Field Artillery. He was selected to study Greek at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, and was then assigned to Greece as a Combat Arms Officer, specializing in atomic weapons. During his four years of active duty, he was promoted to First Lieutenant and was on the list of those selected for promotion to Captain when he left active duty to attend law school at Loyola University. After passing the bar, Michael volunteered to return to active duty, assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Armed Forces Central Command, at Fort McPherson, Georgia.
After leaving Congress, Michael and his firm, Flanagan Consullting LLC, have represented both large and small corporations, organizations, and associations. Current and past clients include - American Airlines, Comcast, the Assyrian American League, P2P United, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce/Transportation for Illinois Coalition, 321 Studios, Evergreen International Aviation, General Motors, and several municipalities in Illinois along with many others.
Timing: 11:15am: Reception with lunch; 11:45am - 12:45pm: Remarks by Mr. Flanagan.

Event location: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, 7th Flr, Washington, DC 20036. Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations
RSVP here.

Friday, 29 April 2016 - Arlington, VA - The NIP Spring Red Tie Luncheon

The Naval Intelligence Professionals Spring Red Tie Luncheon will be held on April 29, 2016, once again at the Army Navy Country Club (ANCC) in Arlington, VA. Due to the tremendous response to date, signing up for the NIP 2016 Spring Red Tie Luncheon has been extended to Noon, 28 April 2016. Come and bring a guest. You don't have to be a member of Naval Intelligence Professionals to attend Luncheon.

Highlights are: Capt (Ret) George Pressly, first OIC of FOSIF Rota, will address the challenges and importance of standing up and operating the first Ocean Surveillance Information System (OSIS) site at Rota, Spain; RADM Paul Becker will speak about Naval Intelligence today; "Teamwork, Tone, Tenacity."; and NIP Chairman, RDML (Ret) Tony Cothron, will announce the details about "Project 2032."
For more details and to register and submit payment by credit card, click on here.

Friday, 29 April 2016 - Austin, TX - Gala Dinner Honoring Admiral Bobby R. Inman

A Gala Dinner Honoring Admiral Bobby R. Inman has been announced by University of Texas/Austin President Gregory L. Fenves to take place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas.
Presented by the Clements Center for National Security and the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, a gala dinner for Admiral Bobby R. Inman will feature former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates as the keynote speaker. Mr. Red McCombs will serve as the Honorary Gala Chair. Admiral Inman is on AFIO's Honorary Board.

To attend or for more information, contact the Clements Center at 512-471-2601 or explore this link.

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Wednesday, 4 May 2016 - Arlington, VA - CIRA Luncheon features Dawn Eilenberger, Assistant DNI for Policy & Strategy.

CIRA hosts Dawn Eilenberger, Assistant DNI for Policy & Strategy, at their May luncheon. In this role, she oversees the formulation and implementation of IC-wide policy and strategy on the full range of intelligence issues, including collection, analysis, requirements, management and information sharing, and provides leadership for ODNI and IC initiatives on information sharing and the closure and disposition of detainees at the Guantanamo Naval Base.
For registration details and location, consult the back of your copy of the CIRA Quarterly, or view on CIRA's webpage.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 6:30 - 9pm - Washington, DC - Star Wars or Spy Wars: Who Needs the Force When You Have Good Intel? at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsFrom the moment Leia receives the stolen plans and conceals them within R2-D2 to the surprise intel that Finn provides from his stint in sanitation, the importance of inside and secret information in Star Wars is essential. Is Star Wars the ultimate spy movie series? Spy Museum historian, Dr. Vince Houghton certainly thinks so. Join him for a deep dive into the espionage themes that have run through the series and are the rumored plots of the upcoming films Rogue One and Episode VIII.  Houghton will be joined by Mary S. Henderson, author of Star Wars: The Magic of Myth, who will share how the universal themes of myth play into the spy arc of the series.
Tickets: $15. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Saturday, 7 May 2016, 11 am - 3 pm - Orange Park, FL - The North Florida Chapter hosts Don Kabrich, on Operation Iraqi Freedom, Lessons Learned, and Al-Jazeera Desert Intelligence Operations and Collection.

AFIO BulletAn early reminder that the next North Florida Chapter meeting falls on Saturday, May 7th - the Mother's Day weekend. We are hoping, despite that, you are able to attend and we can get a nice turnout.

Our guest speaker will be retired Army Warrant Officer Don Kabrich, who served from 1991 to 2013 in an Army Special Forces Detachment - Alpha (SFODA) Team Member - from the 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He and the group specialized in Middle East Operations, with detachment infiltration and exfiltration as a specialty, plus Amphibious Operations (Special Forces Combat Dive Team).
Topics covered will be: 1) Lessons Learned - Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). 2) Special Forces Detachment Combat Tour in Bayji, Iraq. 3) Al-Jazeera Desert Intelligence Collection, Operations, and Psychological Warfare Impact
Event Location: Orange Park Country Club.
RSVP as soon as possible to Ken Meyer at kemeyer123@att.net or call him at (904) 777-2050. Spouses and guests are cordially invited to attend. The cost remains $24 per person for the luncheon. Hope to see you there.

Monday, 9 May 2016, 9am- 3pm - Washington, DC - Homeschool Day at SPY at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsJoin the Spy Museum's educators for the first annual Homeschool Day where groups and families are invited to explore the Museum's exciting exhibitions, discover multi and inter disciplinary lesson plans and resources, and participate in hands-on educational workshops with other homeschool families. This event is designed for students in grades 4+. Tickets: $14 and include admission to the Museum. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 11 a.m. - Washington, DC - Amb. Djerdj Matkovic, Republic of Serbia, discusses "The Balkans: Regional Political and Security Issues" at the Daniel Morgan Academy

DMAThe Daniel Morgan Academy invites AFIO members and guests to an invitation-only national security lecture on "The Balkans: Regional Political and Security Issues" by His Excellency Djerdj Matkovic, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the United States
Ambassador Matkovic was born in Northern Serbia. He graduated from the University of Belgrade's Law Faculty with a major in International Relations and entered the Foreign Service in 1981. Ambassador Matkovic has served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in Budapest, Hungary; First Counselor at the Embassy of Serbia in Washington, DC; and Chief of Protocol and Director of the Department for North and South America at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia. His most recent position, prior to assuming duties as Ambassador to the United States, was Foreign Policy Advisor to the current Prime Minister of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic.
A Q & A and reception will follow the Ambassador's comments.
LOCATION: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036; Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations

Event location: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, 7th Flr, Washington, DC 20036. Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - The Winter Fortress, The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb: An Evening with Neal Bascomb at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsIn 1942, the Nazis were racing to build an atomic bomb. They had the physicists. They had the will. What they didn't have was enough "heavy water," an essential ingredient for their nuclear designs. That changed when they occupied Norway and took control of Vemork hydroelectric plant, the world's sole supplier of heavy water. Join best-selling author Neal Bascomb as he shares highlights from his extensively researched new book, The Winter Fortress, about the daring and successful commando raid on Vemork. During the program, Bascomb will show never-before-seen photos, and the Museum will feature an unusual artifact related to the mission for this one night only. Tickets: $10 per person. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 - Washington, DC - Night of Heroes Gala - The Penfed Foundation 2016 Gala

HOLD THE DATE and then Join the PenFed Foundation, our partners and friends, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, as we honor those who lead the way in supporting our military and veterans. All proceeds benefit the PenFed Foundation, helping members of the military secure the financial future they deserve.
DINNER ★ HERO AWARDS PRESENTATION ★ LIVE AUCTION
Consider having your corporation or foundation be a sponsor for this worthwhile event. SPONSORSHIP LEVELS are as follows:
$100,000 Circle of Honor; $50,000 Legendary Hero; $25,000 Distinguished Hero; $10,000 Inspirational Hero; $5,000 Patriotic Hero; $1,000 Individual Sponsor
More details coming soon. More info here.
Location: Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington, DC.

12 May 2016, 11:30am - 1pm - Washington, DC - Countering WMDs: The Libyan Experience, Amb. Robert Joseph, at the Daniel Morgan Academy

DMAIn his presentation "Countering WMDs: The Libyan Experience," part of Daniel Morgan Academy's National Security Lecture Series, Ambassador Robert Joseph will discuss his experience negotiating with the Libyans to convince them to give up their WMD programs. Ambassador Joseph has served in many senior national security positions in the Defense Department, State Department and White House, to include: US Commissioner to the Standing Consultative Commission and US Ambassador to the US-Russian Commission on Nuclear Testing, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy, and Nuclear Policy Planning Officer at the US Mission to NATO. He has served on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Proliferation Strategy, Counterproliferation and Homeland Defense. In the State Department, Ambassador Joseph was Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. He has a PhD from Columbia University and is currently a Senior Scholar with the National Institute for Public Policy.

The reception begins at 11:30, followed by the Ambassador's talk at noon, and closes with a Q & A.
Event location: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, 7th Flr, Washington, DC 20036. Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations

Thursday, 12 May 2016, noon - 2 pm - Washington, DC - USAF Flight Test Engineer on "What's it like to fly the SR-71?" at this Returned & Services League of Australia meeting

Guest speaker: Retired USAF flight test engineer and SR-71 Reconnaissance Systems Operator Phil Soucy will be the guest speaker, talking about flying the SR-71. He is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of MTSl, an aerospace engineering firm he co-founded in Alexandria, VA. MTSI employs a technical staff of over 600 engineers and scientists with operating locations throughout the US. Prior to MTSI, Phil served 20 years with USAF in wide range of operational and high tech systems evaluation positions. During his last assignment he served in the Pentagon where he headed the Air Force's "Low Observable Red Team," and was responsible for independently assessing and testing the survivability and effectiveness of all low observable (stealth) vehicles.

Where - Amenities Room, Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036. NOTE: Valid photo ID required
Charge - $15.00, including buffet lunch and sodas. Alcoholic beverages- $2.00 each. Attire: Business casual
RSVP by noon on Wednesday May 11, 2016, to David Ward at 202-352-8550 or via e-mail to dmward1973@gmail.com More info at www.rsl-dc.com.

Parking: No parking at Embassy but paid off-street parking available behind and under Airline Pilots Association, 17th & Mass, and at 15th & Mass (1240 15th St). On street two hour metered parking also available.

Saturday, 14 May 2016, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm - Melbourne, FL - Dr. Joseph Finley, Jr. on "Technical Surveillance and Countermeasures" is theme at this Florida Satellite Chapter Meeting.

AFIO BulletDr. Joseph Finley, Jr., a member of the Florida Satellite Chapter, will speak on Technical Surveillance and Countermeasures. Dr. Finley spent 28 years as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and in 1987, was assigned to the Special Operations Group of the FBI (17 years) and while assigned to the New York Division, actively conducted Technical Surveillance Countermeasure Sweeps (TSCM) and surreptitious entries. His talk presents an opportunity for all of us and our guests to meet and hear an expert in this esoteric field.
Location: At East Club, Indian River Colony Club, 1936 Freedom Dr, Melbourne, FL 32940.
Timing: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM: Social Hour, greet old, new members and guests (cash bar); 12:15 PM: Sit-Down lunch
Menu Choices are: Chef Salad (mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, egg, ham, turkey, American and Swiss cheeses with Ranch and Italian dressings on table (S), or Sliced Pork loin with roasted potatoes and vegetable (P)
Above come with coffee, tea, rolls and butter and Chef's choice of dessert
Cost: $25.00; Student and active duty military: $18.00
TO ATTEND: Prepaid reservations are required and must be received by Thursday, 28 April 2016. To reserve, send check and meal choice to Chapter president John Noble, Melbourne Police Department, 701 South Babcock St, Melbourne, FL 32935. Or contact John Noble or call him at 321-409-2262.

15 - 18 May 2016 - Orlando, FL - 2016 USGIF GEOINT Symposium - "The GEOINT Revolution"

An event not to miss. The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation's (USGIF) GEOINT 2016 Symposium takes place May 15-18 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, FL. This is always one of the biggest, annual intelligence events with informative programs and a vast number of vendor booths showing the latest techno-wizardry. The GEOINT 2016 theme is "The GEOINT Revolution" -- in recognition of the advent and confluence of multiple technologies advancing geospatial intelligence and promoting its ubiquity.

Options include GEOINT Foreword, the pre-symposium science and technology-focused day, and some 60 hours of training and education sessions! To explore the main program and the options, visit here.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 11:30am - 2pm - McLean, VA - The Defense Intelligence Forum meets to hear Bob Gourley on "Cyber Threats and Cyber Intelligence Sharing."

The DIF hosts Bob Gourley, a former naval intelligence officer, which included operational tours in Europe and Asia. Bob was the first Director of Intelligence (J2) at DOD's cyber defense organization JTF-CND. Following retirement from the Navy, Bob was an executive with TRW and Northrop Grumman, and then returned to government service as the CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Bob's most recent book, The Cyber Threat, provides business executives with actionable insights into the threat landscape, and is the theme of today's luncheon.
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.

Pay at the door with a check for $ 29.00 payable to DIAA, Inc. Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA
Make reservations by 17 May 2016 by email to diforum@diaalumni.org. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses.
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 payments. are discouraged.

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 1130 hours - Colorado Springs, CO - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts Raymond Bernier, DD, CIAC, on the "Identification and Cataloging of Terrorists."

AFIO BulletThe speaker at this chapter events is Raymond Bernier, currently assigned as the Deputy Director of the Colorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC). He is also the project manager for the Criminal Intelligence Enterprise (CIE) for the south central region of Colorado. The CIE is a national initiative designed to identify, prioritize, and catalog the criminal and terrorist threat groups that present the greatest threat to each major city and county.
The cost of the meal is $15.
For more details, please contact Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Anatomy of Malice: The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsIn 1945, when the Allies convened the Nuremberg trials, a psychiatrist, Douglas Kelley, and a psychologist, Gustave Gilbert, tried to understand the psychology of the Nazi leaders, using extensive psychiatric interviews, IQ tests, and Rorschach tests.  Their findings were so disconcerting that portions of the data were hidden and the research was bitterly disputed. Drawing on decades of experience, Joel E. Dimsdale, distinguished professor emeritus and research professor in psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, takes a fresh look at the findings and will discuss his complex and troubling quest to make sense of the most extreme evil in his new book Anatomy of Malice. Tickets: $10 per person. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Friday, 20 May 2016 - Tysons, VA - Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr., (USFS, Ret) discusses "America's Continuing Misadventures in the Middle East." Professor John D. Woodward, Jr., former CIA  Clandestine Service and Directorate of Science and Technology, on"The Hard Problem of Countering the Use of Biological Weapons."

AFIO Bullet"The Hard Problem of Countering the Use of Biological Weapons" will be the topic of former CIA DO & DS&T officer John D. Woodward, Jr., in his presentation on the biological weapons threat, which he defines as the intentional or deliberate use of a pathogen to cause harm. Woodward will discuss biological weapons risks as terrorists and others leverage advances in the life sciences and information technologies to ramp up the types of attacks they may seek to launch. Woodward will explain in what ways biological weapons pose a human, economic, and societal threat.

A retired CIA officer who served in the Clandestine Service and the Directorate of Science and Technology, Woodward is currently a Professor of the Practice of International Relations at the Boston University's Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies where he teaches courses in intelligence, homeland security, and national security. His talk will include possible policy approaches which will focus greater attention on intelligence measures the US and global communities can take to prevent or disrupt biological weapons attacks.

Ambassador Chas Freeman looks at the skein of bluffs, rivalries, competing interests, promises and betrayals in the Middle East, and the diplomatic cards remaining for the US to play. His new book of the same title as his talk, will be released at event. Unraveling the tangle of wars in which the US is now engaged with or against Arabs, Berbers, Hazaras, Israelis, Kanuris, Kurds, Palestinians, Persians, Pashtuns, Somalis, Syrians, Tajiks, Tuaregs, Turkmen, Turks, and Uzbeks - as well as Alawites, Christians, Druze, secular Muslims, Salafis, Shiites, Sunnis, and Yazidis - will not be easy. In large measure through our involvement, their conflicts have become interwoven. Ending one or another of them might alter the dynamics of the region but would not by itself produce peace. His presentation begins at 1 pm.

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel Mezzanine, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons Corner, VA 22102. Hotel: 703 893-2100. Driving directions here or use this link: http://tinyurl.com/boey9vf No reservations at the hotel.

20-22 May 2016 - Rockport, ME - The New England Chapter of Naval Cryptolog Veterans Association (NCVA-NE) has Spring Mini-Reunion

The NCVA-NE Spring Mini-Reunion is at the Samoset Resort on the Ocean in Rockport, ME. For additional information, local and prospective members may call Rev. Art Gowie, event host, at (207) 941-1080 or Mr. Vic Knorowski, Publicity Chair, at (518) 664-8032. Members that need a registration form or hotel information can get both by visiting the website here.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, noon - Washington, DC - Priess presentation "The President's Book of Secrets" at the National Archives

David Priess, former CIA officer and daily brief, will discuss his book, The President's Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America's Presidents from Kennedy to Obama. Beginning with John F. Kennedy, every President has received a short, personalized daily report from the intelligence community. This top-secret document is known as the President's Daily Brief, or, within national security circles, as simply "the Book." David Priess has interviewed every living President and Vice President as well as more than one hundred others intimately involved with the production and delivery of the President's book of secrets. He offers an unprecedented window into the decision-making of every President from Kennedy to Obama.
A book signing will follow the program.
Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC
For more information or to register visit here.

Icon CalendarJune 2016

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 7:30 - 8:45pm - McLean, VA - "How Jihadists Weaponize Islamic History and How to De-Weaponize It" by Nibras Kazimi at the Westminster Institute

Religious extremists in the Middle East, both Sunni and Shia, have succeeded in weaponizing memory. They wield historical precedence to inform and legitimize their actions and strategies. Nibras Kazimi, an Iraqi citizen, will discuss how they do this and how to undermine their legitimacy by de-weaponizing precedence.

Nibras Kazimi's blog, Talisman Gate, was one of the most riveting Iraqi blogs written from Baghdad in the midst of its drama and turmoil and was renowned for its acute political insight. He has resumed writing the blog at Talisman Gate, Again. His research focuses on the growing threat of jihadism in the Middle East, as well as prospects for democracy in the region. His primary interest is the national security of Iraq and how threats there are enabled and coordinated by regional Middle Eastern actors and factors.

Kazimi directed the Research Bureau of the Iraqi National Congress in Washington, DC and Baghdad, and was a pro-bono adviser for the Higher National Commission for De-Ba'athification. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Hudson Institute and wrote a weekly column for The New York Sun and a monthly column for Prospect magazine (UK). He has published several papers on jihadism as well as articles in publications such as Newsweek and the New Republic. He is the author of the monograph Syria Through Jihadist Eyes: A Perfect Enemy. He is a member of The Atlantic Council's 2016 Iraq Task Force.

Where: The Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101.
Register Now!

Thursday, 2 June 2016 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Andre LeGallo Chapter hosts Dr. Matthew Brazil, Research Fellow, Jamestown Foundation

AFIO BulletMr. Brazil will discuss China's Harder Line Against Foreign Influence - Implications for US Business.
Venue: United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco. 11:30am no host cocktail; meeting and luncheon at noon.
Registration is closed. .

Reservation and pre-payment is required before May 26, 2016. The venue cannot accommodate walk-ins.
Please contact Mariko Kawaguchi, Board Secretary at afiosf@aol.com or Mariko Kawaguchi, c/o AFIO, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011 for questions.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 9am - 5pm - Washington, DC - 2016 Western Hemisphere Security Forum by the Daniel Morgan Academy

DMAEvent open by invitation only.
Organized criminal networks in the Western Hemisphere and their ability to integrate domestic gangs and international terrorist syndicates pose a grave and multi-dimensional threat to regional stability. Many regional governments in the Western Hemisphere have become closely aligned with this crime-terror nexus, as well as with extra-regional state actors, namely China, Russia and Iran -- offsetting US influence in the region.
This one-day seminar on security in the Western Hemisphere, sponsored by the Center for a Secure Free Society and co-hosted by the Daniel Morgan Academy, brings together panels of experts who will share insight and perspectives on the threats of these extra-regional actors, the pressing security challenges in the area, and suggest solutions to rethink and improve US standing in the region.
Please note: This DMA seminar is an invitation-only event and not open to the general public. Contact DMA for more information.
Speakers/Panelists include...Amb Joseph R. DeTrani, DMA President; Amb Curt Winsor, former FSO, Costa Rica; Joseph M. Humire, Executive Director, Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS); Douglas Farah, Senior Visiting Fellow, Center for Complex Operations, NDU; Ilan Berman, Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council; Dr. R. Evan Ellis, Research Professor, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College; Dr. Michael Sharnoff, Associate Professor of Middle East Studies and Director of the Regional Studies Program at DMA; Roger Pardo-Maurer, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs; and Fernando Menéndez, Senior Fellow, Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS).
Event location: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, #700, Washington, DC 20036, Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations
Inquiries about attending: https://dmgs.org/

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, noon to 1:15 pm - Washington, DC - Join the CI Centre for their June Global Terrorism, Espionage, and Cyber Security FREE monthly update at the Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsGlobal Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Monthly Update takes place at noon at the International Spy Museum. There is no charge. Presentation is made by David Major, a current and original member of the Board of Directors for the Museum. He is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent who was Director of Counterintelligence, Intelligence and Security Programs on the National Security Council Staff. He provides a one hour briefing on the most recent counterintelligence intelligence and security issues, breaches, and penetrations that have occurred globally during the past month. Presented in partnership with The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies (CI Centre), these updates will cover worldwide events such as newly emerging espionage, economic espionage, technology diversion cases and arrest, cyber espionage incidents, and domestic and international terrorist activities. Major uses his expertise to analyze trends and highlight emerging issues of interest to both intelligence and national security professionals, private sector professionals and the general public. To attend contact: Meaghan Smith meaghan.smith@cicentre.com

Monday, 13 June 2016, 11:30 am - Washington, DC - "Uphill Battle: Reflections on Vietnam Counterinsurgency" topic of Frank Scotton's presentation at Daniel Morgan Academy

Event is by invitation-only.
Frank Scotton will discuss lessons he learned regarding counterinsurgency, based upon his many years of service with the United States Information Service in the Republic of South Vietnam.
Scotton retired in 1998 as the assistant director for East Asia at the US Information Agency of the State Department. He began his overseas career more than 50 years ago in Vietnam. Between 1962 and 1975, he spent part of each year in Vietnam with the US Information Service and then took assignments with the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV)/Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support (CORDS) and with the Joint United States Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO), merged USIA, State Department, and Defense Department public affairs elements in Vietnam

Reception at 11:30 am; Lecture starts at noon followed by Q & A

LOCATION: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20036; Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations
Call 202-759-4988.

16 June 2016, 12:30 - 2pm - Los Angeles, CA - The AFIO L.A. Chapter hosts Kenneth Daigler on "Spies, Patriots, and Traitors"

AFIO BulletFormer CIA officer Kenneth Daigler will discuss key aspects of his book Spies, Patriots, and Traitors. The cost of the meeting will be $15 and will include a copy of the book and refreshments served. Please RSVP: afio_la@yahoo.com
Meeting Location: LAPD-ARTC 5651 W. Manchester Ave Los Angeles, CA 90045

BIO: Ken Daigler is a retired career CIA operations officer, previously holding several key operations positions in the agency, and is a recipient of the William Donovan Award & Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. In addition, he has consulted for the Department of Defense in the area of counterintelligence. He has a BA in history from Centre College of Kentucky and an MA in history from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and has served in the US Marine Corps.

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 5:30pm- 8:00pm - Washington, DC - KidSpy: Spy Fiction Writer's Workshop at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsThe shadow world of spying has captured the imagination of authors for centuries. Join Melissa Mahle, former CIA intelligence officer and author of Anatolia Steppe: Lost in Petra and Camp Secret, and discover how her skills as a real former spy helped her develop characters and stories for her book. Children and teenagers ages 9-14 will develop the plot and storyline that grips readers' attention and quickens their pulses. Tickets include dinner. Advance registration required. Tickets: $30. Visit www.spymuseum.org

21 June 2016, 11:30am - McLean, VA - Defense Intelligence Forum hears from Allen Keiswetter, FSO, on "Middle East Update"

Mr. Allen Keiswetter will speak on "Middle East Update: Discussions on Syria, Iraq and the Islamic State as well as Obama's legacy in the Middle East" at the Defense Intelligence Forum luncheon.

Keiswetter, a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer, is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs. His responsibilities included Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia. He served in six Arab countries including Iraq and Saudi Arabia. As a scholar at the Middle East Institute, he made more than 200 media appearances on CNN, BBC, Fox News, and other news outlets. He taught courses on the Persian Gulf, Islam and the Middle East at the National Defense Intelligence College, the National War College, and the University of Maryland.

Event location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA
Pay at the door with a check for $29 payable to DIAA, Inc. Registration starts at 1130 AM, lunch at 1200 PM
The forum follows 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.

Reservations due by 19 June 2016 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, fettuccini with portabella for your luncheon selection. Please send in 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.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 7:30 to 8:45pm - McLean, VA - The Westminster Institute presents "Defenseless in the Face of our Enemies: What Keeps America from Protecting Itself from Radical Islam?" - asks Andrew C. McCarthy III, former assistant US attorney for the Southern District of New York

Our legal architecture for fighting the infiltration of radical Islam is stuck in a pre-1993 Cold War framework. That framework prohibits the exclusion of aliens on the grounds of ideological animus against the U.S. as opposed to terrorist activities. We face an ideology that promotes acts of mass terror and thrives on resistance to assimilation. The State Department's strategy for countering violent extremism issued a week ago is, as usual, absent any mention of Islam. What's more, the U.S. continues to suffer from the lack of any institution within the government from which to actually execute such a strategy, were we to have a sensible one, in terms of the war of ideas.
Andrew C. McCarthy III
is a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. He led the 1995 terrorism prosecution against Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman and eleven others. The defendants were convicted of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and of planning a series of attacks against New York City landmarks. He also contributed to the prosecutions of terrorists who bombed U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. He resigned from the Justice Department in 2003. He is a contributing editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute. McCarthy is the author of "The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America," "How Obama Embraces Islam's Sharia Agenda," "Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad," "Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy," and "How the Obama Administration Has Politicized Justice."

Event location and sponsor: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101. Register here. There is no fee to attend.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 5:30pm - New York, NY - Len Predtechenskis, former FBI, discusses "Operating Techniques for Recruiting Foreign Nationals" - at this Metro NY Chapter Meeting.

AFIO BulletSPEAKER: Len Predtechenskis, Retired FBI Special Agent. He operated undercover, recruited many Soviet/Russian agents for the US Government, debriefed and resettled dozens of defectors, directed/lead agent in many "false flag", "red herring" and "double agent" operations.
TOPIC: "Operating Techniques for Recruiting Foreign Nationals"
LOCATION: Society of Illustrators building, 128 East 63rd Street. Between Park & Lexington Ave.
TIME: Registration starts 5:30 PM Meeting starts 6:00 PM
COST: $50/person. Payment at the door, cash & check only. Full dinner, cash bar.
REGISTER: Strongly suggested, not required. Phone Jerry Goodwin 646-717-3776 or Email: afiometro@gmail.com

Wednesday, 22-24 June 2016 - Breda, The Netherlands - The Twelfth Annual IAFIE Conference and First Annual Conference of its European Chapter.

This year's IAFIE conference theme is "Connecting Intelligence Education Communities: Europe, North America, and Beyond." The conference registration website is now open here. The annual conference promises to be an outstanding event highlighting the very latest and best research in intelligence education. They look forward to seeing you in Breda.

Monday, 27 June 2016, 6:30-9 pm - Washington, DC - Lockpicking 101 - International Spy Museum Spy School Workshop

International Spy Museum eventsSpying today may seem dominated by the digital realm of hackers, cryptography, and eavesdropping, but the field operative will never go away. In the physical world, where secrets are under lock and key, sometimes the only way in is to pick the lock.
In this workshop, led by Preston Thomas, president of the DC Chapter of The Open Organization Of Lockpickers, you'll learn the art and science of how locks work-and how to open them. From classical picking to field expedient methods, we will survey the tools and techniques necessary to attack many common locks. Try your hand at getting out of handcuffs and zip ties. Discover if you really can escape with just your wits and a bobby pin. Participants will work in small groups getting hands-on practice with lockpicking experts, and once you've got "the touch," you can put your skills to the test against other students.
Location: City Tap House, 901 9th St NW, Washington, DC - Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
High-quality lock picking kits will be available to take home after the class for $25 (cash or check). Please email soltmans@spymusem.org if you would like one.
Food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the event.
TICKETS: $35. Space limited to 30 - advance registration required. No tickets available at event. To register contact aabrell@spymuseum.org

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 5 - 7pm - Washington, DC - "The Color of Courage" featuring Dr. Julian Kulski at the Daniel Morgan Academy

DMA The Daniel Morgan Academy hosts an exclusive, invitation-only national security lecture featuring The Color of Courage: The World War II Diary of Julian Kulski with a presentation by Dr. Julian Kulski.
"If there is going to be a war, I do not want to miss it." So writes Julian Kulski a few days before WWII begins, in his remarkable diary of a boy at war from ages 10 to 16.
At age 12 Kulski is recruited as a soldier in the clandestine Underground Army by his Boy Scout leader, and at age 13 enters the Warsaw Ghetto on a secret mission. Arrested by the Gestapo at age 14 and sentenced to Auschwitz, he is rescued and joins the commandos. At age 15, Kulski fights in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. He ends the war as a German POW, finally risking a dash for freedom onto an American truck instead of waiting for Soviet "liberation."
Dr. Julian Kulski will speak about his experiences fighting in the Polish Underground during World War II.
TIMES: Reception with food and wine starts at 5 pm. Presentation by Dr. Kulski is from 6 to 7 pm.
LOCATION: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20036; Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations
Call 202-759-4988.
To watch the live stream of the tonight's DMA event, The Color of Courage, click HERE starting at around 5-5:15 pm.
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Thursday, 7 July 2016, 11:30am - 1pm - Washington, DC - "Expectations of Privacy in the Digital Age" by Terry Roberts, Former DD/ONI, at the Daniel Morgan Academy

The Daniel Morgan Academy hosts an exclusive, invitation-only national security lecture featuring Terry Roberts, former Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, speaking on the expectation of privacy in the digital age.

TIMING: Reception at 11:30 am, remarks by Terry Roberts at noon followed by Q & A.
LOCATION: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20036; Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations

Please note: DMA events are by invitation-only and not open to the public. Contact the Academy for more information.

Presentation by David Shedd, former Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, on "Intelligence Challenges in a Volatile World." Reliance by decision makers on exquisite intelligence collection, counterintelligence, and analysis is greater today than at any time in memory. The hurdles before us as a nation are not insurmountable but should not be underestimated. We are entering the technological exponential age wherein our adversaries - state and non-state protagonists - are making the global environment increasingly challenging in shaping our own national security destiny. Innovation, public-private partnerships, and significantly increased integration among the elements of the American Intelligence Community, and collaboration with our friends and allies is no longer just an option, it is an imperative.

Timing: Reception at 11:30 am; remarks by David Shedd followed by Q&A are from Noon to 1:00 pm

LOCATION: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20036; Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations
Call 202-759-4988.
Please note: DMA events are by invitation-only and not open to the public. Contact the Academy for more information.

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 11am-noon - Washington, DC - The Magic of Spying: Tradecraft Trickery at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsIn the real-life world of espionage, spies often call upon the art of magic and illusion to distract the enemy, make evidence disappear, and escape unnoticed. Join professional magician, Peter Wood, as he demonstrates the art of misdirection, sleight of hand, and other illusions used by skilled spies. This one of a kind performance, custom-designed for the Spy Museum, is guaranteed to fascinate children and adults alike. Ages: 7 and up. Space is limited - advance registration required. Tickets: $10. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, noon to 1:15 pm - Washington, DC - Join the CI Centre for their June Global Terrorism, Espionage, and Cyber Security FREE monthly update at the Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsGlobal Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Monthly Update takes place at noon at the International Spy Museum. There is no charge. Presentation is made by David Major, a current and original member of the Board of Directors for the Museum. He is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent who was Director of Counterintelligence, Intelligence and Security Programs on the National Security Council Staff. He provides a one hour briefing on the most recent counterintelligence intelligence and security issues, breaches, and penetrations that have occurred globally during the past month. Presented in partnership with The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies (CI Centre), these updates will cover worldwide events such as newly emerging espionage, economic espionage, technology diversion cases and arrest, cyber espionage incidents, and domestic and international terrorist activities. Major uses his expertise to analyze trends and highlight emerging issues of interest to both intelligence and national security professionals, private sector professionals and the general public. To attend contact: Meaghan Smith meaghan.smith@cicentre.com

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 6:30-8:30pm - Washington, DC - High Hand: The Authors Behind the Thrills - at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsEspionage, political machinations, oil, secretly funded high-tech weapons of intelligence, ghosts of the Cold War, murder, and poker. Join the three co-authors of High Hand, a new spy thriller, to explore how they used their professional and personal experiences to create this novel written using the pseudonym Curtis J. James on the CIA and SVR. The authors: Pentagon journalist James Rosen, and cancer scientist Curtis Harris, and James Ellenberger, a former senior official of a national labor federation, will be joined by Spy Museum board member and retired KGB Major General Oleg D. Kalugin. Tickets: $12. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 11:30 am - 1 pm - Washington, DC - Fran Moore, former CIA DDI on "Leading Intelligence Analysis." - a program at the Daniel Morgan Academy

DMAThe Daniel Morgan Academy hosts an exclusive, invitation-only national security lecture featuring Fran Moore, retired CIA officer and Deputy Director for Intelligence, who will discuss the challenges of leading analysis and producing insights in support of policymakers and the President of the United States as they formulate foreign policy and cope with national security threats. Ms. Moore will share lessons learned with respect to intelligence analysis as she looks forward to the issues facing the next Administration and the analysts that will support them.
Reception at 11:30; remarks by Fran Moore followed by Q&A from Noon to 1 pm.
LOCATION: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20036; Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations
Call 202-759-4988.
Please note: DMA events are by invitation-only and not open to the public. Contact the Academy for more information.

18 July thru 5 August 2016 - Emmitsburg, MD - International Security & Intelligence - attend a Cambridge University Experience at Mt. Saint Mary's University in Maryland

MtStMary_LogoInternational Security and Intelligence (ISI) is a program offered at Mount St. Mary's University in association with the Cambridge Security initiative (CSi). This 3-week, highly competitive summer course runs from July 18-Aug 5, 2016.Through the lens of professional practitioners of the craft, and academics closely involved in the world of intelligence, students will explore the role of the intelligence and security agencies in a democratic society, applying the enduring principles of intelligence and security to cutting-edge problems. The 2016 program is being offered in the United States for the first time, exclusively at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Md. Attendees range from undergraduate students to seasoned professionals, and everyone experiences the same mix of lectures, seminars and social activities. The aim is to offer an experience of teaching and learning which is very similar to that offered at the University of Cambridge.  Applications are being accepted until June. Learn more at http://isi.msmary.edu/

Saturday, 13 August 2016, 11 am - 3 pm - Orange Park, FL - The North Florida Chapter hosts FBI Agent Dan Moxley, speaking on criminal operations, counterterrorism, counter-intelligence, cyber operations, and assessing the offensive and defensive capabilities of the U.S. government's adversaries from a technical perspective.

AFIO BulletSeveral new and interesting subjects will be covered at our August 13th meeting, ranging from criminal operations, counterterrorism, counter-intelligence, cyber operations, to assessing the offensive and defensive capabilities of the U.S. government's adversaries from a technical perspective. Our speaker, FBI Agent Daniel Moxley, was graduated from Florida State University in May 2009, and has been an FBI Intelligence Analyst for nearly seven years, supporting the FBI intelligence program at both the headquarters and field level. He has participated in numerous high visibility and priority FBI cases, such as the Edward Snowden Compromise, Mexican Drug Cartels, the Boston Marathon Bombing and, most recently, the intelligence community's first successful extradition of a terrorist subject providing support to an extremist group via computer operations.

Please RSVP to Quiel at QBegonia@comcast.net or call him at 904-545-9549. Remember that guests and potential members are cordially invited. Luncheon cost is the usual $24 per person, pay the wait staff at the club. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

19-20 July 2016 - Alexandria, VA - The 2nd Annual Multi-Intelligence Symposium Advancing the Intelligence Technology Enterprise through All-source Integration

The Defense Strategies Institute, a private group, is hosting this educational Symposium to engage US military commands, government agencies, academia, and technology providers in a collaborative, open forum to discuss technological solutions and best practices that enhance the Intelligence Community's ability to process, exploit, and disseminate valuable information through an integrated intelligence enterprise. Tentative Agenda. For more information or to register visit DSI here.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 7- 8:15pm - Washington, DC - Spy School Workshop with Eric O'Neill and SpyChasers presents: Welcome to Khandar - at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsYou are invited to an evening at the Khandar Embassy with Eric O'Neill…but all is not as it seems. The Embassy has just become the center of an espionage investigation with global repercussions. It's up to you to identify the spy from among four Embassy luminaries before time runs out. Space is limited to 25 participants -- advance registration is required. Tickets: $45. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO - The Rocky Mountain AFIO Chapter presents two speakers on: "Dynamism in the US and China Codependency Dance."

AFIO BulletThe world's largest two economies are dealing with significant, possibly unsurmountable challenges. Internally, a widening income gap and questions about political leadership have led many to wonder whether either the PRC or the United States are on sustainable paths. Even as two-way trade between the two is at all-time highs, domestic Chinese issues like capital flight and slowing growth are changing the nature of bilateral economic and political ties. The US government has leveraged cheap credit--largely made possible by the PRC's appetite for treasuries--but Beijing has started unloading its holdings.
And in the midst of all this, the PRC is asserting itself more on the international scene, especially in the South China Sea. The discussion will touch on the above issues as well the Chinese leadership's attempt to guide an economic transition from export-based growth to one that centers on internal consumption.

Our speakers:
Dan S. has worked in human intelligence in Vietnam before working at the RAND Corporation on B-52 effectiveness. He joined the Defense Intelligence Agency as a strategic analyst and contributed to National Security Memoranda and the President's Daily Briefing. Afterwards, he was a faculty member at the United States Air Force Academy's Political Science Department. He has a BA in English from Trinity College and an MA in Sino-Soviet Studies from George Washington University. He currently works in Denver.
Hans B. first traveled to the PRC in 1999; his professional and academic endeavors have focused on China's society, economy, and politics ever since. An analyst, Hans has advised many businesses and government agencies on strategy and political risk, market entry, and local partner development. He has a BA in Chinese Language and Literature and Asian Studies from CU-Boulder and an MA in International Affairs from George Washington University. Currently, he is an entrepreneur in Colorado Springs.

For more information, please contact Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net.

Monday, 25 July 2016 10 am - 1 pm - Annapolis Junction, MD - The NCMF 2016 Summer Cryptologic Program features Gen Michael V. Hayden on "American Intelligence in the Age of Terror."

NCMFThe NCMF's 2016 Summer program, featuring a presentation by former DIRNSA and Director, CIA, General Michael Hayden, will be held from 1000-1115, followed by a question and answer session from 1115-1145. Lunch will be served at 1145.
Gen Hayden will discuss the reasons behind his decisions to respond to the world of terrorism and other challenges the United States faced as the technological revolution proceeded with far reaching demands. He defends these decisions strongly and provides counter-arguments to accusations of wrongdoing which regularly appeared in the media in the wake of the Snowden revelations. General Hayden also defends the CIA workforce in the face of disclosures about the rendition program, the methods of interrogation, and the results of such controversial measures. One of the key players in the modern world of intelligence, his presentation will shed new light on some of the most controversial issues of today's world. Gen Hayden's book, Playing the to Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror, was recently published and he will cover information presented in that memoir. A link to the NY Times review of his book is here.
A book signing with Gen Hayden will take place after his presentation and his book will be available to purchase. In addition, a selection of interesting books from the Foundation's used book collection will be on sale in the lobby area.
WHERE: L-3 Communications at 2720 Technology Drive, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701
REGISTRATION INFO: Don't miss this interesting, informative program. The registration fee is $20 for members or $50 for guests (includes a one-year NCMF membership). Register online or mail checks to NCMF - P.O. Box 1682 Fort George G. Meade, Maryland 20755-9998.

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016, noon - 2 pm - MacDill AFB, FL - The Florida Suncoast AFIO Chapter hosts Capt Michael Silah, Commander NOAA, on "Hurricane Hunters."

AFIO BulletThe Florida Suncoast Chapter luncheon features a very topical program by CAPT Michael J. Silah, commander of the NOAA "Hurricane Hunters." CAPT Michael J. Silah is Commanding Officer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Aircraft Operations Center (AOC), MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
The program is scheduled to start at noon and will include a remembrance of the recently departed Dr. Ken Campbell, a longtime and treasured Chapter member.

Event location: MacDill AFB Surf's Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Blvd, MacDill AFB, FL 33621. Admission only allowed to those who have pre-registered with the chapter for this event.

If you will be attending, respond to chapter secretary Michael Shapiro no later than noon on Tuesday, 2 August, with your name and the names of any guests. Please do not respond for others, aside from designating any of your own guests, as this will also delay your reservation.

The Surf's Edge Club has tightened its reservation policy, so please do not respond late.

COST: You must present your $20 check payable to "Suncoast Chapter, AFIO" (or cash) at check-in to cover the luncheon. If you (or any of your guests) have not previously attended one of our meetings and need base access, Mr. Shapiro will provide instructions. Important---if you make a reservation, and by 2 August have failed to get a cancellation confirmation and then don't show up, you will be responsible for the cost of the luncheon since the chapter will have to pay for your meal whether you are present or not.

After you RSVP, you will received an acknowledgement from the chapter confirming your registration. Should you not receive a reply within a day or two of registering, get back in touch with Mr. Shapiro at sectysuncoastafio@att.net to verify that your registration was received and to get a confirmation email.

The chapter is looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Questions to: Michael Shapiro, Secretary, Florida Suncoast Chapter of AFIO, (813) 832-1164 or sectysuncoastafio@att.net

Saturday, 13 August 2016, 11 am - 3 pm - Orange Park, FL - The North Florida Chapter hosts FBI Agent Dan Moxley, speaking on criminal operations, counterterrorism, counter-intelligence, cyber operations, and assessing the offensive and defensive capabilities of the U.S. government's adversaries from a technical perspective.

AFIO BulletSeveral new and interesting subjects will be covered at our August 13th meeting, ranging from criminal operations, counterterrorism, counter-intelligence, cyber operations, to assessing the offensive and defensive capabilities of the U.S. government's adversaries from a technical perspective. Our speaker, FBI Agent Daniel Moxley, was graduated from Florida State University in May 2009, and has been an FBI Intelligence Analyst for nearly seven years, supporting the FBI intelligence program at both the headquarters and field level. He has participated in numerous high visibility and priority FBI cases, such as the Edward Snowden Compromise, Mexican Drug Cartels, the Boston Marathon Bombing and, most recently, the intelligence community's first successful extradition of a terrorist subject providing support to an extremist group via computer operations.

Please RSVP to Quiel at QBegonia@comcast.net or call him at 904-545-9549. Remember that guests and potential members are cordially invited. Luncheon cost is the usual $24 per person, pay the wait staff at the club. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

16 August 2016, 1130 am to 2 pm - McLean, VA - Pat Neary on "Analytic Quality" at the Defense Intelligence Forum

Mr. Pat Neary will speak on "Analytic Quality: you can't manage what you don't measure!"

Mr. Pat Neary is the Chief of Analytic Integrity & Standards in ODNI; as such he evaluates and reports to the DNI and the Congress on the quality of the IC's analytic efforts. Therefore, he is responsible for ensuring that the Intelligence Community's finished products are timely, objective, independent of political considerations, based upon all sources of intelligence, and demonstrative of the standards of proper analytic tradecraft. His career includes service as the Research Director at both DIA and DHS I&A, Associate J2 for the Joint Staff, as well as the Army G2 Senior Executive Analyst and the ODNI's first Director of Strategy. His awards includes the Presidential Meritorious Rank award, the IC Galileo Award, and the National Intelligence Reform Medal.

For this forum, the attribution rules will be presented at the beginning of the presentation to ensure a complete understanding between the speaker and audience on how any disseminated information should be handle.

Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA
Pay at the door with a check for $ 29.00 payable to DIAA, Inc. Registration starts at 1130 AM, lunch at 1230 PM

Make reservations by 16 August 2016 by email here. 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 with your reservation to reduce your wait time.
Checks are preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payments are discouraged.

Tuesday 16 August 2016, 7:30 to 8:45 PM - McLean, VA - Congressman Frank Wolf discusses "Nigeria and Boko Haram" at the Westminster Institute

Nigeria is on the verge of fracturing along religious fault lines. Ethnic and religious minorities in northern Nigeria face systemic and systematic discrimination. Muslims and Christians in northeastern Nigeria are profoundly and negatively impacted by the terrorist violence pursued by Boko Haram. Christians risk extinction in Nigeria's northeast.
Congressman Frank Wolf was widely acknowledged as the "conscience" of the Congress during his long service in the House of Representatives. First elected in 1980, he left Congress at the end of his 17th term in 2015 to focus exclusively on human rights and religious freedom.

Former Congressman Frank Wolf is Senior Fellow of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative.

Long before the "Arab Spring" turned into an "Arab Winter," Congressman Wolf sounded the alarm about the worsening plight of religious minorities, notably the ancient Christian communities in both Iraq and Egypt.

He has recently returned from a trip to Nigeria. Nigeria is on the verge of fracturing along religious fault lines. Ethnic and religious minorities in northern Nigeria face systemic and systematic discrimination. Muslims and Christians in northeastern Nigeria are profoundly and negatively impacted by the terrorist violence pursued by Boko Haram. Christians risk extinction in Nigeria's northeast.

Congressman Wolf continues to be an advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves. In January 2015, he was appointed the first-ever Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor University. That same month he joined the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, a newly created religious freedom group, as Distinguished Senior Fellow.

He is the author of the International Religious Freedom Act, which infused America's first freedom - religious freedom - into U.S. foreign policy by creating the International Religious Freedom Office at the State Department.

Where: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101.
Register here.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 1 to 4:30 p.m. - Yorba Linda, CA - The President's Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to Nixon and Ford - at the Nixon Presidential Library, Yorba Linda, California. Special reception to follow.

Director of Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to Keynote Event. AFIO's president, James R. Hughes, will host a post-conference invitation-only reception.

EVENT HAS SOLD OUT. You can view it here.

Previously classified President's Daily Briefs (PDB) from the Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford Administrations produced by the CIA are scheduled to be released on Wednesday, 24 August, at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, at a symposium from 1:00 - 4:30 pm.

The event will feature panel discussions and remarks by CIA Director John O. Brennan, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, senior Intelligence Community historians, and leaders from the academic and archivist communities.

The President's Daily Briefs (PDBs) contain intelligence analysis on key national security issues for the president and other senior policymakers. Only the president, vice president, and a select group of officials with high-level security clearance receive the daily briefing, which represents the Intelligence Community's best insights when confronted with threats, as well as opportunities related to our national security.

This public release highlights the role of the PDBs in foreign and national security policymaking. This collection includes the PDBs published during President Nixon's term from January 1969 through the end of President Ford's term in January 1977. These documents offer insight into intelligence that informed presidential decision-making during critical historical events including: the Vietnam War, President Nixon's Trip to China, the OPEC embargo, and the Arab-Israeli War.

The documents will be posted on the CIA website the day of the symposium here. 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.

EVENT HAS SOLD OUT. You can view it here.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, noon- 2 pm - Washington, DC - Debriefing the President - at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsIn December 2003, after one of the largest, most aggressive manhunts in history, US military forces captured Iraqi president Saddam Hussein near his hometown. Beset by body-double rumors and false alarms, the Bush administration needed positive identification of the prisoner before announcing the capture. John Nixon was a senior CIA leadership analyst who had spent years studying the Iraqi dictator. Called upon to make the official ID, Nixon looked for telltale scars and tattoos and asked Hussein questions only he could answer -- the man was indeed Saddam Hussein. Join Nixon as he exposes the preconceived ideas that led Washington policymakers astray and presents a new perspective on America's most enigmatic enemy in Debriefing the President. Tickets: FREE. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm - Washington, DC - Spies on Screen: The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe - at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsWhen this lighthearted tale of espionage, surveillance, and mistaken identity premiered in 1972 it became an international sensation. Pierre Richard is Francois the tall blond man, an unsuspecting violinist who becomes a pawn in a goofy, but deadly, game of spy versus spy within France's Counter-Espionage department. The screwball comedy features a fabulous femme fatale, much slapstick, and lots and lots of collateral damage. Enjoy popcorn and sparkling French soda along with the evening's screening. In French with English subtitles; screening at the Spy Museum. Cosponsored by the Alliance Française de Washington and Film Movement. Tickets: $10. Visit www.spymuseum.org

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Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 6 pm - Las Vegas, NV - AFIO Las Vegas Chapter hears Dr. Wilfred Krom on "Present Day South Africa, Through the Eyes of an Expatriate."

AFIO Bullet Wilfred Krom, M.D., FRCS, MCh (Orth) FAAOS, is the featured speaker at this fall kick-off event by the AFIO Las Vegas, NV Chapter. His topic will be "Present Day South Africa, Through the Eyes of an Expatriate."
Krom was born and educated in South Africa. After graduating from medical school in 1959, while pursuing a career in Orthopedic Surgery, he resided in Johannesburg, Capetown, London, Liverpool, Los Angeles, and New York City. He practiced pediatric orthopedics in New York City for three years before finally settling in Los Angeles, where he remained in practice for more than 33 years. Dr. Krom retired from the medical field in 2006. He is a Board certified Orthopedic Surgeon, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, and holds a Master's Degree in Orthopedic Surgery from the University of Liverpool. He has been affiliated with the teaching staffs at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical in New York City, as well as USC and UCLA. Dr. Krom permanently left South Africa in 1967, and became a proud American citizen in 1978. He still has several relatives that reside in South Africa with whom he maintains frequent correspondence. Dr. Krom has an avocation as a jazz chromatic harmonica player with his own band, which he pursues with vigor. Dr. Krom will be discussing the status of present day South Africa, including the resources, economy, short and long-term outlook, and its place on the continent.

Location: Conference Center at Texas Station Casino, 2101 Texas Star Ln, North Las Vegas, NV (corner of Rancho Blvd. and West Lake Mead Blvd.) North Las Vegas, NV 89032
RSVP: Christy Zalesny at christyzalesny@yahoo.com or call 702-271-5667.

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Scottsdale, AZ - AFIO AZ hosts SSA George K. Steuer, FBI Phoenix, on "Threat Mitigation."

AFIO BulletSSA George K. Steuer, FBI Phoenix, Squad NS-9, will talk about the Threat Mitigation Squad which fully integrates their investigation and operations planning. Steuer is a retired senior IC executive.
The National Security Threat Mitigation Squad is comprised of 10 SAs, Task Force Officers, and intelligence personnel dedicated to thoroughly vetting and mitigating tips and leads of National Security concern. The squad is an integral component of the Arizona Intelligence Fusion Center and works in tandem with Terrorism Liaison Officers throughout the State.
Prior to assuming his current leadership role, George was the SSA over PX's combined Human Trafficking-Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force which served as a model for other FBI divisions to emulate. Additionally, the proactive and innovative techniques utilized by the Task Force to identify and arrest traffickers, and rescue victims leading up to the 2015 Super Bowl was awarded the 2015 International Association of Chiefs of Police Civil Rights Award.
Steuer previously served as an Assistant Legal Attaché in Kabul, Afghanistan where he had management responsibilities over the FBI's Afghan capacity building and international liaison missions. George previously deployed to Iraq in 2005 and Afghanistan in 2007 working insurgent and terror organization threats.
Prior to joining the FBI in November of 1998, George worked for United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye for eight years.
Location: Best Western Thunderbird Suites, 7515 E Butherus Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.
Price: $18 pp.
RSVP simone@afioaz.org or simone@4smartphone.net or call and leave a message on 602.570.6016.

Friday September 9, 2016 - noon to 2 pm - The Loudoun Crime Commission Luncheon features Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., on "Why There Can Be No Substitute for Victory Over Jihad."

Mr Gaffney's presentation is titled 'Why There Can Be No Substitute for Victory Over Jihad.' The global jihad movement is the premier threat to Western Civilization of the 21st century. Jihadists use both violent and pre-violent techniques (including subversion, influence operations, infiltration, propaganda, law fare, migration, material support for terrorism, etc.) against all pillars of American civilization (in particular, our political system, military/intelligence/law enforcement communities, media, clergy, economy, education system, courts, etc.). The jihad must be effectively and decisively countered, rolled back, dismantled and ultimately defeated through the sustained use of a comprehensive, fact-based approach involving all instruments of national power at the federal, state and local levels, and wherever possible, the help of like-minded allies.
Gaffney is founder/ and president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP) in Washington, DC. The Center is a resource for timely analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Prior to founding CSP, Gaffney served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy in the Reagan administration. Additionally, Mr. Gaffney was a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, chaired by Senator John Tower (R-Texas).
This event falls 2 days before 13th Anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks on US.
Location: the Belmont Country Club. Cost $25 pp. cash or check.
RSVP by 6 September to RSVP@loudouncrimecommission.org.

Friday, 9 September 2016, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Surveillance 201 with Eric O'Neill - at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum events 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. O'Neill has run some previous recruits through a surveillance basics course, and now he's ready to take those with the expertise to the next level. This advanced small group surveillance exercise is best suited to those who already know how to track the "Rabbit" without being "made." O'Neill will rate your clandestine prowess while you spy on secret meetings and operational acts and see if you can uncover the spy skullduggery that's afoot while you are on foot. There is no guarantee that your "Rabbit" won't escape! Space is limited to only 10 participants - advance registration required! Tickets: $94. Visit www.spymuseum.org

10 September 2016, 11:30am - Melbourne, FL - The AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hosts Lou Pernice on "The History of Homeland Security"

AFIO BulletGuest Speaker at this kick-off event for the fall season is Louis Pernice, speaking on "The History of Homeland Security: The American Experience from our Independence to 911." It will be presented from abroad perspective covering both constitutional, budgetary and social issues. Lou will also be covering the topic starting from the early colonial days of defending our borders through the Civil War, both World Wars, the Cold War, evolution of transnational terrorist threat and up to the 9/11 attacks.
Lou'sprofessional background includes: Career law enforcement professional with a leadership record spanning over 40 years of demonstrated success in five federal/state law enforcement/support agencies including: United States Treasury Department - Internal Revenue Service; U.S. Department of Agriculture - Office of Inspector General; U.S. Department of Justice - Office of the Inspector General; U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service - Office of Professional Responsibility; and the Brevard Police Testing and Selection Center. Lou holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and hold a BachelorsDegree in Psychology from Brooklyn College in New York.
Event will be held at Indian River Colony Club, 1936 Freedom Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940.
For more information or to register, do so at this chapter website link.

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 11:30am - Colorado Springs area, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts Elizabeth Boardman discussing "Cybersecurity 101: Types of Cybersecurity, Recent Threats, Personal Cybersecurity Safety, Tools Going Forward."

AFIO BulletElizabeth Boardman discusses "Cybersecurity 101: Types of Cybersecurity, Recent Threats, Personal Cybersecurity Safety, Tools Going Forward" at this Rocky Mountain Chapter first meeting of the fall season.
After going through Naval ROTC in the first class of women at Ohio State University, Elizabeth Boardman served for 8 years in the Navy and 21 years in the Naval Reserve, with postings in Groton, Norfolk, South Korea, Munich, and many others in 8 states, including a tour on the national staff for the Commander, Naval Reserve Intelligence in Dallas. She also worked for Boeing in Alaska and Lockheed Martin in Maryland. Her last position was in Colorado Springs.

She has two Bachelor degrees and a Master’s Degree in Computer Security and in Information Assurance.

Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net for more details. The cost of the meal is $15.

All presentations to the RMC, AFIO are on the basis of non-attribution so the speakers can feel free to provide information with the assurance it will not be published.

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 11:30 am - 1 pm - Washington, DC - Daniel Morgan Academy hosts a "by invitation only" talk on "The NYPD Confronts Terrorism: Leading the Response to the 9/11 Attack" by David Cohen, former CIA DDO, former NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence

Daniel Morgan AcademyThe Daniel Morgan Academy hosts an invitation-only national security lecture by David Cohen, Former CIA Deputy Director for Operations, Former NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence followed by Q&A. Reception begins at 11:30 am; Cohen talk from noon to 1 pm.

David Cohen is an expert on intelligence analysis and operations, with four decades of government experience at CIA and the NYPD Police Department.
Mr. Cohen served as Deputy Commissioner of NYPD for Intelligence, established in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. He was responsible for revolutionizing the way the NYPD and its nearly forty thousand employees collected, analyzed, and shared intelligence, as well as how the organization leveraged traditional intelligence collection and analysis methods to improve operations and inform the NYPD's counter-terrorism strategies. Prior to that position, Cohen served as CIA's DDO where he led what was then called the National Clandestine Services.
LOCATION: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW 7th Flr, Washington, DC 20036. Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations
Call 202-759-4988 to see if space is available.

15 September 2016, 12:30 - 2 pm - Los Angeles, CA - AFIO - L.A hosts Maj. Gen. Mark MacCarley, U.S. Army, (Ret) on "Integrating the Active Army, Guard, and Army Reserve for Enhanced National Security Readiness."

AFIO BulletMaj. Gen.(Ret) MacCarley will be discussing "Integrating the Active Army, Guard, and Army Reserve into one Army to optimize readiness and enhance National Security."
Brief Bio: Among Maj. Gen. MacCarley's many accomplishments in the United States Army he has served in the following key positions:
Deputy Chief of Staff, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command; Deputy Commanding General - Support,1st Army and Commander, 1st Army Reserve Support Command; Deputy Commanding General, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, headquartered at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; Deputy Commanding General, 8thTheater Sustainment Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Deputy Defense Coordinating Officer and Regional Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer, US Fifth Army; and Chief of Staff, 377th Theater Sustainment Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

Location: L.A.P.D.-ARTC, 5651 W Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Please RSVP: afio_la@yahoo.com to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, 19 September 2016, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Storm Over Leyte with John Prados - at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum events As the Allies prepared for the invasion of the Philippine island of Leyte, every available warship, submarine, and airplane was placed on alert while Japanese admiral Kurita Takeo stalked Admiral William F. Halsey's unwitting American armada. It was the beginning of the epic Battle of Leyte Gulf - the greatest naval battle in history. Join acclaimed historian John Prados, author of the new book Storm Over Leyte, for an unprecedented look at both sides of this titanic naval clash. Drawing upon a wealth of untapped sources - US and Japanese military records, diaries, declassified intelligence reports, and postwar interrogation transcripts - Prados offers up a masterful narrative of naval conflict on a gigantic scale. With access to the naval intelligence reports that influenced key strategic decisions on both sides, find out why Prados believes that despite the Americans' overwhelming superiority in firepower and supplies, the Japanese found a new weapon and achieved part of their goal. The event is co-sponsored by the Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP). Tickets: $10. Visit www.spymuseum.org

20 September 2016, 11:30 am - 1 pm - McLean, VA - The Defense Intelligence Forum (DIA Alumni Association) hosts Thomas McCabe on "China's Air and Space Revolutions."

Thomas R. McCabe will speak on "China's Air and Space Revolutions" at this DIA Alumni Association luncheon known as "the Defense Intelligence Forum." McCabe was a career analyst for DOD. He started his long government career as in the Marines, and his intelligence career as a second lieutenant in the USAF. He worked as a Middle East military analyst, a counterterrorism analyst for DIA, and as a Russian theater aviation analyst. He has published numerous articles on air and space power theory in a variety of well-regarded trade publications. He retired as lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Air Force and obtained a BA degree from West Chester State College, MA degree from Georgetown University and MS degree from the Defense Intelligence College.
Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA.
Fee: Pay at door by check for $29 payable to DIAA, Inc.
Registration starts at 1130 AM, lunch at 1200
The attribution rule for this presentation will be provided at the beginning of the presentation.
RSVP by 19 September by email to diforum@diaalumni.org. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. At time of registration, provide for each guest their entree choice: chicken cacciatore, or tilapia puttanesca, or lasagna, or sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portobella.
Checks are preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payments are discouraged.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 9 am to 5 pm - Washington, DC - AFIO Members are invited to attend "Looking Over The Horizon," CIA's Third Conference on The Ethos & Profession of Intelligence at George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium.

CIA and George Washington University co-host CIA's third public conference on national security, "The Ethos and the Profession of Intelligence," on the GW campus on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Program is live-streamed here.

The full-day conference will feature remarks from senior CIA officials and a set of panel discussions that will bring together intelligence community leaders, national security experts, private sector leaders and members of the media.

The theme of this year's conference is "Looking over the Horizon." The panels at the conference will focus on the long-term global challenges and opportunities that prominent experts and CIA senior officers expect will shape the future.

The conference will include the following panels:

The View from Foreign Intelligence Chiefs: Addressing today's complex transnational threats requires diplomatic, military, and intelligence partnerships. CIA's foreign intelligence liaison relationships have never been more critical to global security. In an unprecedented panel, current Intelligence Chiefs will publicly discuss the role of intelligence in a dynamic and dangerous global environment and the importance of intelligence partnerships in confronting current and future challenges.

Great Power Rivalry: Enduring Danger or a Thing of the Past? With America's post-9/11 focus on terrorists and non-state actors, do observers underestimate the potential for conflict between great powers? Will tensions in places like the South China Sea and Eastern Europe prompt a new era of competition between the United States and China or Russia? What are the risks and opportunities going forward? How should the Intelligence Community ensure it is well positioned to understand the plans and intentions of great power rivals?

Disruptive Technologies and Digital Dilemmas: With each passing day, the promise of new technology opens exciting possibilities while posing new and difficult questions. What technologies have the greatest potential to revolutionize or complicate the intelligence business? What technologies pose the greatest security concerns? How can CIA and the IC take full advantage of the latest technology while avoiding potential security and civil liberty pitfalls?

The Public Trust - Outlook for Intel Oversight, Public Accountability, and Transparency: The past several years have seen substantial changes in public attitudes toward government accountability and transparency. What might the future hold for public expectations of openness? Can a balance between secrecy and transparency be reached, or is a healthy tension the best our democracy can hope for? A panel with diverse opinions and perspectives will discuss their view on trends in public accountability and transparency and on how CIA should respond.

Brace for Crisis? Assessing the Potential Toll of Humanitarian Disaster: Recent events have shown how disease, refugee crises, and resource scarcity will have an increasingly significant impact on the global landscape. Identifying humanitarian crises before they destabilize nations and trigger conflicts will increasingly demand the attention of CIA and IC analysts. A panel of experts with experience in the humanitarian community will discuss the role of intelligence analysis in warning of humanitarian crises.

Program is live-streamed here.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, noon - Washington, DC - True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy - at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum events Noel Field betrayed his country and crushed his family. Once a well-meaning and privileged American, Field spied for Stalin during the 1930s and '40s. Used as a pawn in Stalin's sinister master strategy, he was ultimately kidnapped and tortured by the KGB and forced to testify against his own Communist comrades. Join journalist Kati Marton, author of True Believer, as she explains how this Ivy League-educated, US State Department employee, deeply rooted in American culture and history, became a hardcore Stalinist. With a reporter's eye for detail and a historian's grasp of the cataclysmic events of the twentieth century, Marton will discuss how she uncovered Field's quest for a life of meaning that went horribly wrong through her unprecedented access to Field family correspondence, Soviet Secret Police records, and reporting on key players including Alger Hiss, CIA Director Allen Dulles, World War II spy master "Wild Bill" Donovan, and Josef Stalin himself. No registration is required. Tickets: FREE. Visit www.spymuseum.org

21 September 2016 - Washington, DC - Michael Vickers, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, speaks at Georgetown Salon Series

Michael Vickers, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, speaks at Georgetown Salon Series on the top national security issues the next President should be concerned about, and why.
Vickers is a former Green Beret, CIA operations officer, and senior national security official Michael Vickers.
For more information, or if you'd like to attend, contact events@thecipherbrief.com.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:30 pm - AFIO Johnny Michael Spann Memorial Chapter, Michigan host author and historian Mark Bando on his collection of WWII Propaganda Leaflets.

AFIO BulletMark Bando author and historian specializes in the history of the 101st Airborne and the 2nd Armored Division. He has published eight previous books on WWII of which six are about the 101st, one about the 2d Armored Division and one on the Waffen-SS.  He began interviewing WWII veterans in the late 1960s and interviewed a total of close to 1500, including over 1000 from the 101st Airborne and 300 from the 2nd Armored Division.  Mark is a third generation Japanese American his parents met at the relocation camp in Topaz, Utah.  He grew up in Detroit attending Cass Tech High School and Wayne State University.  He retired from the Detroit Police Department after 25 years of service.  In 2005 he took parachute training with the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team and made 15 jumps with them, the last in 2008 from a C47 at the Thunder Over Michigan air show at Willow Run.  Mark have been to Afghanistan twice as an embedded journalist with the 101st Airborne, in 2008 and 2010 and is currently completing a book on that subject.  Mark's only son, 32 year old Christopher A. Leinonen was one of the 49 homicide  victims at the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando this June.
Mr. Bando's presentation on WWII Propaganda Leaflets, comes from artifacts collected over the past 50 years.
RSVP to: Charles Kirkpatrick, chapter secretary, secretary@afiomichigan.org or visit their website here.

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Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 7-10pm - Washington, DC - Dinner with a Spy: An Evening with Naveed Jamali - at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsFor three nerve-wracking years, Naveed Jamali spied on the United States for the Russians - or so the Russians believed. 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 counterintelligence operation that targeted Russian espionage in New York City. With Putin's latest moves a frequent headline and political hot topic, Jamili, author of How to Catch a Russian Spy, will share how his unbelievable but true post-college adventure became a real-life US counterintelligence coup and the subject of an upcoming film. Over a quiet restaurant table, International Spy Museum historian Vince Houghton will debrief Jamali about his unlikely espionage exploits and how it feels to have your true story named one of the Washington Post's funniest books of 2015. You will be one of only twenty guests at Rosa Mexicano for this festive four-course dinner including "the best guacamole in the world." Tickets for the general public: $225 (includes four-course modern Mexican dinner with margaritas, sangria, wine, and beer). Visit www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - The Lives of Guy Burgess: An Evening with Andrew Lownie - at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsPerhaps the most complex of the Cambridge Spies, Guy Burgess was an engaging and charming companion to many and an unappealing, utterly ruthless manipulator to others. Recruited by the Soviets as a young man in the 1930s, he rose through academia, the BBC, the Foreign Office, MI5 and MI6, to gain access to thousands of highly sensitive secret documents which he passed to the USSR. Join Andrew Lownie, the author of Stalin's Englishman, formerly the London representative of the Washington-based National Intelligence Study Centre, as he discusses how even Burgess's chaotic personal life of drunken philandering did not stop him from espionage. Lownie interviewed more than a hundred people who knew Burgess personally, many for the first time, and used hitherto secret files to reveal how even under suspicion, Burgess's fabled charm - which had enabled many close personal relationships with influential figures including Churchill - prevented his exposure for many years. Stalin's Englishman, which in Great Britain was a 2015 Book or Biography of the Year in the Times, Guardian, Daily Mail, Spectator and BBC History Magazine, will be available for sale and signing at the event. Tickets for the general public: $10. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 11:30am - 1:30pm - Scottsdale, AZ - AFIO AZ Chapter Luncheon features Jerry Iannacci, former Homeland Security adviser, on "Financial Crimes and ID Theft"

AFIO BulletJerry Iannacci, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Former Homeland Security Special Advisor, Operation American Patriot, speaks to the Arizona Chapter on "Financial Crimes continue to mount from Identify Theft to 419 Scams. Is it all domestic crime or something else?"
Former Homeland Security Special Advisor Jerry Iannacci, will bring us up to date on financial crimes, identity theft and the impact on national security and terrorism funding. A unique prospective!
LOCATION: Best Western Thunderbird Suites, 7515 E Butherus Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.
Fee: $18
RSVP: simone@afioaz.org or simone@4smartphone.net RSVP deadline is 72 hours before meeting. Chapter (and therefore YOU) will be charged for no-show. Confirm your presence (or not). Questions? Email Simone at simone@afioaz.org; or call and leave message at 602.570.6016.
BADGES: Many members have been given a badge. If you do not have one, email Simone at simone@afioaz.org with the information you want on badge (Full Name and Past Career Title/Affiliated Organization ~ should you wish). The cost for badge with magnetic strip: $5.
REMEMBER as well, that if you are bringing a guest please send the full name of that person.

Friday, 14 October 2016, noon - 2 pm - Ashburn, VA - The Loudoun Crime Commission hosts Steve Burmeister, former FBI/ODNI, on "Current Use of Explosives by Terrorists."

Mr. Steve Burmeister, former FBI and ODNI, and currently Vice President and General Manager of Austin Powder Special Products, LLC, will discuss the "Current Use Of Explosives by Terrorists," and will explore some of the tactics and uses of explosives by terrorists over the past several years.

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, "Improved explosive devices (IEDs) remain the terrorist weapon of choice due to their relative ease of construction, availability, and destructive capacity." As terrorist incidents increase worldwide, this type of information is critical to understanding this threat not only for our law enforcement and security partners, but for the general public as well.

RSVP by 11 October at RSVP@loudouncrimecommission.org. Cost: $25 nonmembers; $20 members for Cash or check. Add $1 to fees if paying by credit card.
Location: Belmont Country Club, Ashburn, VA.
Questions? Contact Claar@loudouncrimecommission.org.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, noon - Washington, DC - Hot Topics Series - Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Monthly Update - at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsBe the first to learn the latest intelligence news! Join David Major, retired supervisory special agent of the FBI and former director of Counterintelligence and Security Programs at the NSC 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. 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. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 11:30 am - 2 pm - MacDill AFB, FL - The Florida Suncoast AFIO Chapter hosts luncheon as part of their co-sponsored all-day conference on Cybersecurity.

AFIO BulletCyber Ready 2016 - The Florida Suncoast AFIO Chapter's October luncheon meeting is the centerpiece of Cyber Ready 2016, a conference observing National Cyber Security Awareness Month: The Impact of Cybercrime. The Florida Suncoast AFIO Chapter is proud to join the MITRE Corporation, the Tampa Bay Innovation Center, the Florida Chamber and the National Cyber Partnership in sponsoring this important event. In addition to the luncheon, you're invited to register for the entire Cybersecurity Conference (including lunch and dinner) as well as the Golf Outing and Barbecue Dinner on Monday afternoon, October 17. The luncheon keynote speaker is Dr. Mark Maybury, Vice President and Chief Security Officer, The MITRE Corporation. The dinner keynote speaker is R. "Montana" Williams, COO & cyber evangelist for the Cyber World Institute (CWI), adjunct instructor at California State University-San Bernardino, former Senior Manager - Cyber Practices for ISACA and former Chief - Cybersecurity Education & Awareness Branch at the Department of Homeland Security. Seating is limited. Current program PDF is here.

RSVP Deadline: 3 October, because of large attendance expected. Time also needed to allow Base Security to clear all applicants.
Luncheon registration procedures have changed: the chapter has implemented an online registration system. A registration confirmation must be received by you by email. Print the registration confirmation and bring it with you to the meeting to avoid delays. You may register a group of individuals. If paying online (PayPal or credit card), pay for all members of your group. If paying at the door, we suggest you arrive as a group to avoid delays. The members of the group you register may pay individually at the door, but you remain responsible for payment since you are guaranteeing attendance. • We strongly suggest you register and pay in advance. You may face long lines and significant delays at check-in - and we are unable to hold luncheon start. • You will need to present photo ID (and valid student ID if claiming the student discount) at check-in to pick up your event badge. You can facilitate your check-in by also presenting the registration confirmation you received by email. Only those with an event badge will be admitted. • If you cannot register online, send an email to Michael Shapiro or call him at (813) 832-1164. As the event deadline approaches, space might no longer be avaiable, so do not delay. This is a major undertaking and a significant accomplishment for our Chapter. Thank you in advance for your patience and your helping make this go smoothly! We're looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Timing: 12:15 PM, with check-in/socializing starting at 11:30 AM.
Location: MacDill AFB Surf's Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Boulevard, MacDill AFB, FL 33621
All questions to Michael Shapiro or call him at (813) 832-1164.
Chapter newsletter on this issue may be accessed here.

18-20 October 2016 - Arlington, VA - How to Operate More Effectively in the New Threat Environment: Educating the Next Generation of Intelligence Professionals by The Intelligence and Security Academy

The Intelligence & Security Academy offers this 3-day program jointly with the FGH Academy of Competitive Intelligence (ACI). The program will be led by three respected educators in the intelligence field, both government and private sector: Mark M. Lowenthal, The Intelligence & Security Academy; Jan P. Herring, FGH Academy of Competitive Intelligence; and Tip Clifton, Eastport Analytics.
Both intelligence communities - government and private-sector - need to better understand the nature of their current and future competitive environments, and to begin to develop both the intelligence sources and analytical skills they will need to operate in the emerging threat environment. This course is designed to help intelligence practitioners prepare for the new and emerging intelligence environment that both government and private-sector intelligence organizations will be facing in the years to come.

Day 1: Mark Lowenthal "Issues for the Intelligence Professional" 8:30am-4:30pm Dr. Lowenthal will address Open Source Intelligence Today; Training an Intelligence Work Force; and Warning Intelligence: What, How.

Day 2: Jan Herring "The Future Competitive Environment Facing Both Public and Private-sector Intelligence Professionals"
8:30am-4:30pm Mr. Herring will address the ‘Future Intelligence' Environment for Private-sector Intelligence Professionals; New Types of Intelligence Professionals that will be needed in "That Future"; New Analytical Techniques and Tools for The Future Intelligence Environment.

Day 3: Tip Clifton "Innovating in Analytics"
8:30am-12:30pm Successful organizations today increasingly leverage information to support decision-making across the enterprise. The shift from information and technology scarcity to over-abundance has radically tilted the playing field away from collection and towards analysis, opening up huge opportunities for business.
Organizations can (and now must) innovate rapidly in analytics; to do so requires organizational commitment, understanding the organizational impediments to analytics innovation, and a decision-centric approach for achieving change. This half day session will use case studies to illustrate principles of effective innovation in analytics.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 8 am - 3 pm - Laurel, MD - Paul Goldenberg, John Farmer and Distinguished Panelists address "Combating Domestic Terrorism" at this National Cryptologic Museum Foundation's 18th Annual Symposium and Membership Meeting

NCMFThis year's NCMF's Annual Symposium looks at "Combating Domestic Terrorism" featuring Paul Goldenberg, CEO, Cardinal Point Strategies, Co-Chair of the DHS Foreign Fighter Task Force and Co-Chair of the DHS Faith-Based Security Council. He will be joined by his associate, John Farmer, Professor of Law and Special Counsel to the President of Rutgers University and former Attorney General of New Jersey in providing their unique insights on their work in Belgium and other parts of Europe following the recent terrorism events there.
We also have an exciting lineup of speakers for the afternoon session which will feature a notable panel of local law enforcement officials who will offer their perspective on protecting Maryland's citizens, property and information in the wake of terrorism and domestic unrest.
Panel Members are: Kemp Ensor, NSA Associate Director of Security and Counterintelligence; Kevin Perkins, FBI Special Agent in Charge, Baltimore Field Office; Col. William Pallozzi, Superintendent, Maryland State Police, and panel moderator Richard C. Schaeffer, President, National Cryptologic Museum Foundation.
Also joining the afternoon discussions will be Ronald Lee, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP and former NSA General Counsel and Associate Deputy Attorney General of the Department of Justice, speaking on protecting the privacy rights of U.S. citizens in the fight against terrorism.
REGISTRATION and NCMF exhibits open at 0800. A continental breakfast will be available from 0800-0900 and lunch will be served from 1200-1300. Speaker presentations run 0900-1500.
LOCATION: Event will be held at Johns Hopkins University/APL Kossiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd., Laurel, MD 20723. Once you reach the APL at Johns Hopkins Rd, Turn right on Pond Road, just past the service station. Follow the signs to the Kossiakoff Center parking on the lower lot. The lower level parking lot near the Kossiakoff Center is recommended and a shuttle service will operate from 0745-1530 for your convenience. More granular driving directions are available here.
ALL PRESENTATIONS ARE NON-ATTRIBUTION AND RECORDING DEVICES ARE PROHIBITED.
The fee for NCMF members is $30 and guests $60 (includes a one-year guest membership). Register online at www.cryptologicfoundation.org. Registration closes on Friday, 14 October. Or you may mail-in your registration fee to NCMF, P.O. Box 1682, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-9998.

Friday, 28 October 2016, 11am - 2 pm - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Fall Luncheon features Associate Director of CIA for Talent, Glenn A. Gaffney, and author/journalist James Kitfield. "The new American way of war, and the special talent and skills needed from those being hired for it."

AFIO BulletGlenn Gaffney, Associate Director of CIA for Talent will address the current and future needs and skills the agency is seeking. Gaffney has a broad, career-long exposure to those needs. Prior to his current assignment, Gaffney served as the CIA's Director for Science and Technology; and in 2008 was Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Collection. Mr. Gaffney began his career with CIA in 1986 as a technical analyst in the Directorate of Intelligence working on cross-directorate clandestine technical collection operations to address critical technical intelligence gaps. In 1996, Mr. Gaffney served as part of a team which laid the foundation for creation of the Information Operations Center (has different name today), the Agency's lead organization for cyber operations.

The morning speaker is James Kitfield, author of the book released at this event: Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies, and Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing the American Way of War. Kitfield was a senior correspondent for National Journal and is a three-time winner of the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense. he is a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.
Register now link.

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 6 - 8pm - Alexandria, VA - NIP No-Host Social by Naval Intelligence Professionals - "Lessons in Executive Leadership."

Attend the monthly "3rd Thursday" Social - as part of the Naval Intelligence Professionals' Lessons in Leadership Intelligence Series.
Guest speaker this time is VADM Jake Jacoby, USN(Ret) on "Lessons in Executive Leadership."
Location: Sonoma Cellar 207 King Street, Alexandria VA 22314
RSVP - None required. Dress: Smart casual. Come and enjoy.

21 October 2016, 6pm - Arlington, VA - 50th Naval Intelligence Officers' Dining-In deadline approaches. Event honors VADM Jan Tighe.

A reminder that ticket deadline for the 50th Naval Intelligence Officers' Dining-In, is 12 October, so do not delay on a purchase if you intend on going. The event takes place 21 October 2016 at the Fort Myer Officer's Club in Fort Myer, VA, and begins at 6 pm.
The Guest of Honor is VADM Jan Tighe. Members of the mess include officers with the following designators: 163X, 183X, 645X, 745X, and any IWC officer filling an 1830-coded billet.
Dinner Attire: Dinner Dress Blue (no cover) or Civilian Black Tie (for retirees)
As it is the 50th iteration of this event, this year's theme will reflect on our shared history and heritage as Naval Intelligence Officers.
Entertainment: As is tradition, we are seeking skits (digital video format or live presentation) for the entertainment portion of the evening. If your command would like to submit a video or has a live presentation idea, please contact LT Park at navyinteldiningin@gmail.com. The deadline for video submissions is October 7, 2016.
Please spread the word to all of your personnel!
Purchase tickets here.

25 October 2016 - Bolling AFB, DC - NMIA 2016 Fall Classified Symposium "Winning Tomorrow's Battles" has been shifted to a new date. See listing at 1 December 2016.

The National Military Intelligence Association (NMIA) hosts its 2016 Classified Fall Symposium, "Winning Tomorrow's Battles: New Techniques, Tools, and Technologies."
The event will be held at the SECRET/5 EYES Security Level.
Event location: Tighe Auditorium, DIA Headquarters, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.
Online Registration here.

28 October 2016, 10 am - 2 pm - Arlington, VA - NIP Fall Luncheon and Annual Meeting

Registration for the NIP Fall Luncheon and Annual Meeting Due COB 26 Oct 2016!
Registration remains open for our great sister association, Naval Intelligence Professionals' 2016 NIP Annual General Membership Meeting and Fall Luncheon which will be held on Friday, 28 October 2016, at the Army Navy Country Club (ANCC) in Arlington, VA. This beautiful venue located minutes from the Pentagon and ONI. Has plenty of parking. Guest Luncheon speaker will be Rear Admiral Bob Sharp, Commander, Office of Naval Intelligence.
The NIP Annual General Membership Meeting scheduled to commence at 1000 is open to current NIP members only.
The no-host social hour followed by the luncheon is scheduled to start at 1100. Please pass along to those that might be interested that you do not need to be a member of NIP to attend the no-host social hour and luncheon. See attached luncheon flyer for more details. Spread the word! See you there!
Once again we have an online registration system to pay by credit card and, as indicated, you don't have to be a member to sign up and attend. To register do so here.
Questions? email navintpro@aol.com that you plan to attend.
NO WALK UPS PLEASE, REGISTRATIONS DUE BY COB 26 October 2016

28 - 29 October 2016 - The Hague, Netherlands - "Witness to Change: Intelligence Analysis in a Changing Environment" is topic of the NISA 25th Anniversary Conference

The Netherlands Intelligence Studies Association (NISA) celebrates its 25th anniversary with a two-days conference. Main theme is the strongly changed environment of the intelligence analyst during these past 25 years.
In other words: the 25th anniversary as a symbol for the revolutionary changes in the intelligence world with which analysts have to deal; both external developments (the onset of a multipolar world, asymmetric conflicts, the information revolution), and internal changes (in collecting, processing, dissemination, legitimization and supervision).
These developments forced intelligence analysts and organisations to adapt work processes and methods and techniques. Intelligence analysts still mostly operate in secret, but the demands of intelligence consumers and the public have changed over the last 25 years. Social and technological developments have changed the playing field and the rules of the game for the intelligence analyst, leading to an enormous growth in (publicly) available information and means of communication, and demands for more transparency and accountability. Aim of the conference is to touch on the consequences of this changed environment, and to look ahead.

Speakers, Panelists, Discussants include: Michael Kowalski hosting "25 years NISA - Reflection on a Changing World"; Stephen Marrin on "Intelligence Studies, Intelligence Analysis, and Intelligence Practice"; and Gregory Treverton on "Wicked Problems."
DAY ONE:
CLUSTER 1: HISTORICAL RESEARCH & FUTURE PERSPECTIVE features General Onno Eichelsheim on "A future perspective of Intelligence in the Netherlands"; Sir David Omand on "A Comparison between the Nicoll and Iraqi Reports"; and Shlomo Shpiro as "The Devil's Advocate."
CLUSTER 2: THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN COLLECTION AND PROCESSING features David Moore on "Sense Making"; Wilhelm Agrell on "Crimea and Uncertainty"; and Paul Abelson Beschaffung und Auswertung-The Sense or Nonsense of a Wall between Collection and Processing.
CLUSTER 3: WORKING GROUP - METHODS featurs: Cliff Lansley on "To Lie or not to Lie; Criminal Behavior"; and Thomas Ormerod on "Finding a Needle in a Haystack."
DEBATE SESSION features Rob Bertholee and Michael Chertoff on "Intelligence liaison and the role of Small States" and Michael Kowalski providing Closing Remarks for Day 1.
DAY TWO:
CLUSTER 4: METHODS & TECHNIQUES features Sergei Boeke on "Research Methodology: Risk Analysis & Threat Analysis, the Case of Mali/Niger"; Giliam de Valk on "Towards the Methodology of not to Miss a Threat (the Rumsfeld Matrix)"; and JISTARC on "System Dynamics in Operations."
CLUSTER 5: INTELLIGENCE IN CONTEXT features Michael Fredholm on "Politicisation and Briefing the Policy Maker"; Veli-Pekka Kivimäki on "Research OSINT"; and FIU on "Using Bitcoins."
CLUSTER 6: INTELLIGENCE ETHICS AND DILEMMAS features Miroslav Tudjman on "The Croation Intelligence Analyst and the planning of Operation Storm"; Richard Aldrich on "Assassination Plots and UK Premiers"; and Wilma van Dijk on "Analysis & Collaboration in Security."
CLUSTER 7: "ENTER THE MATRIX": A COLLABORATIVE ACH MASTERCLASS - masterclass is to put Heuer's Analysis of Competing Hypotheses into practice.
Michael Kowalski closes Day Two and Conference.

The Conference will be held at the Nationaal Archief (the National Archive), Prins Willem Alexanderhof 20, The Hague, the Netherlands.
The conference program may be viewed here as a PDF.

Conference Fee: Standard Fee: Eur175; Student Fee: Eur80 (proof of status required). Fee covers registration, lunch and drinks.
To join the Conference Dinner on Friday 28 October 2016, an extra fee of Eur30 is applicable.

To Register: For registration: fill this form. After registration you will receive further information as regards payment of the conference fee and the programme. There is a limited number of seats. Registration for the conference will close on 15 October 2016.
For further information please send an e-mail to 25yearsnisa@gmail.com

Icon CalendarNovember 2016

Saturday, 5 November 2016, 10am-4pm - Washington, DC - Tenth Annual Parade of Trabants - at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsIt's been more than 25 years since the Berlin Wall fell, but one Cold War icon is still chugging away—the Trabant.  Despite their questionable performance and smoky two-stroke engines, these little cars are now regarded as a symbol of East Germany and the fall of Communism. Trabants are a rarity here, but on November 5 some of the finest examples of Trabants in the US will chug their way to the International Spy Museum to celebrate the Tenth Annual Parade of Trabants. Drop in to view the vintage cars, which will be parked in front of the Museum on F Street, NW, and enter a raffle to win a ride in a Trabant. You can even be part of the annual Trabant stuffing contest.  While the cars are on display, experts will be on hand to answer questions about Trabants, the Cold War, and Communism, while the Alte Kameraden German Band provides festive music. Try your hand at graffiti Berlin-style and see if you can fit into the tiny spaces like those escaping from East Berlin did. The event is free. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 11:30am - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Andre LeGallo Chapter hosts author and journalist, Peter Robinson on The Cambridge Spies

AFIO BulletJournalist/author Peter Robinson discusses the Cambridge Spies at this AFIO San Francisco Chapter event. Robinson explores the impact of Kim Philby, Donald Maclean, Guy Burgess, Anthony Blunt and others on American-British relations.
Where: United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave between Sloat and Wawona, San Francisco, CA 94116.
Fee: Members $25; Non-Member guests $35. Non-host cocktails at 11:30AM; meeting starts promptly at noon.
Reservation and pre-payment is required before October 31, 2016. RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi, Board Secretary, AFIO SF Chapter at afiosf@aol.com

Friday, 11 November 2016, noon - 2pm - Ashburn, VA - Loudoun Crime Commission Luncheon features Stephen Murphy, SAC, Drug Enforcement Administration

Mr. Steve Murphy, Special Agent in Charge, DEA (Retired), speaks on "The True Story of Pablo Escobar."
You may have seen TV shows and documentaries, or read books about the world's wealthiest, and most violent drug trafficker, but now you have the opportunity to hear the real story of what happened in the investigation of Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel. Retired DEA Special Agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena were assigned as the lead investigators targeting Escobar and his organization. Steve will provide a lesson in history as he discusses their efforts bringing down the world's FIRST narco-terrorist, the challenges they faced in oftentimes hostile and life-threatening environments, and the innovative strategies they employed to successfully end the reign of terror of the world's most wanted criminal. The presentation is followed by a Q&A opportunity during which Steve will entertain questions related to their investigation, the making of the Netflix series, NARCOS, and more.
Please don't miss what will be a very interesting presentation.
Location: Belmont Country Club.
RSVP by 8 November at RSVP@loudouncrimecommission.org. Doors open at noon.
$25.00 for non-members, $20.00 for members, payable by cash or check or CC (add $1 for cc).
This will be our last luncheon of 2016.

12 November 2016 - Melbourne, FL - The AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hosts Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey on keynote speaker

AFIO BulletThe keynote speaker at this luncheon will be Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

The meeting takes place at the At Ease Club, Indian River Colony Club, 1936 Freedom Dr., Melbourne, FL.
Attendance is by registration only. To register, go to www.afiofsc.com or contact Chapter President John Noble at afiofsc@gmail.com or call 321-693-2427

Saturday, 12 November 2016, 11am -3pm - Orange Park, FL - AFIO Northern Florida Chapter Meeting - hold the date

AFIO BulletChapter president Dane Baird is currently arranging for a guest speaker, perhaps a current or former military flag officer, and information on the speaker will be announced in the chapter newsletter coming out later this month. As always, family and interested guests (especially potential members) are welcome to attend. Hope to see you there.
Event location: Country Club of Orange Park.
RSVP: Quiel Begonia at qbegonia@comcast.net or call him at (904) 545-9549.

Monday, 14 November 2016, 6:30-9pm - Washington, DC - Spy School Workshop: Using Iraqi WMD to Understand the Analytic Process - at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsWhat was it like to be an intelligence analyst in the lead up to the Iraq War?  This simulation gives you the chance to find out.  How would you fare with limited information and colleagues you may not know from agencies that may have different agendas than your own?  This multi-stage simulation mimics the analytic process of the US Intelligence Community to produce the National Intelligence Estimates (NIE).  Your team of analysts will be assigned the role of an agency such as the CIA or DIA, and then must work with other groups to prepare an NIE that assesses the status of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program.  Hindsight is not allowed. You'll be using actual intelligence available to analysts in 2002.  Dr. William J. Lahneman, a former US Navy Surface Warfare Officer, professor of homeland security at Embry-Riddle University, and co-editor of The Art of Intelligence: Simulations, Exercises, and Games, will lead the simulation.  Tickets for the general public: $40. Visit www.spymuseum.org

On Thursday, 17 November 2016, you can meet representatives from more than 15 U.S. agencies during the National Security (NS) Virtual Career Fair

Registration is now open! Space is limited!
From the comfort of your computer or mobile device, you can:

  • Visit agency booths to explore available job opportunities
  • Chat with recruiters and subject matter experts
  • Learn about internships and other student opportunities
  • Attend live presentations to learn about:
    • The security clearance process
    • How to make your application stand out!

Who will be there?

I'd love to learn more! Where's Registration?
Registration is your virtual ticket, not only to the event. A limited sneak preview period opened yesterday, Monday, November 14, and an on-demand period runs November 18 - 21.
At the sneak preview, you'll be able to familiarize yourself with the show environment and download informational materials ahead of time.
The on-demand period lets you come back to the show at your leisure to collect the materials you gathered or review presentations and other information. Plus, if you know you won't be available on event day, register anyway to attend the show during the on-demand period.
Chat-with-recruiter functionality will only be available on event day.

U.S. CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED
Accessibility Information
If you are unable to attend the NC Virtual Career Fair, or have difficulty with some components of the virtual environment using accessibility software (e.g., screen reading software, live-captioning services, etc.), please visit the agency websites listed above for more information and to apply online.
NS Agencies Are Equal Opportunity Employers
All applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a parent.

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 6:30pm – Michigan - AFIO Johnny Micheal Spann Memorial Chapter, Michigan hosts Allan A. Myer Chairman of the Board The Israel Project and Member Board of Directors Crown Center for Middle East Studies.

AFIO BulletSpeaker: Allan A. Myer, Chairman of the Board The Israel Project and Member of the Board Crown Center for Middle East Studies
Allan served 25 years in the Army, rising from Private to retire in the grade of Colonel. His service included command of artillery units in Vietnam, in the 82nd Airborne Division, and with the 1st French Armored Division in NATO. He also served in strategic planning assignments in the Pentagon and on the faculty of the National War College and the Command and General Staff College.
As Director of Defense Programs The National Security Council, The White House, 1981-1983. Allan's responsibilities included U.S. national security strategy and policy, military manpower issues, political-military affairs in Europe, strategic weapons procurement, and select European arms control issues. He managed the Reagan Administration Review of U.S. National Security Strategy and wrote the implementation document (NSDD-32).
As a Presidential Speechwriter, 1983 to 1985, Allan wrote on a wide range of international, domestic, political and economic issues. He played a key role in strategic communications planning and policy formulation and was active in campaign speech writing during the 1984 Presidential campaign. As speechwriter to President Reagan, he developed, wrote and coordinated nearly a dozen major addresses on international and defense issues and scores of others on a multitude of topics.
Allen served as Director of Communication for the Northrop Corporation until 1991 where he was responsible for key elements of corporate communications, financial reporting, investor relations and public affairs, and Senior Vice President for Hill & Knowlton, Inc. until 1997 handling corporate PR, government affairs, media skills training and speechwriting for major office clients.
From 1997 to 2008 as President, Mediaworks Corporate Communications. Allan's company specialized in film making, strategic communications counsel, media skills training, crisis communications and multimedia presentations. His client list included The Boeing Company, Microsoft, Rolls Royce Engines, NASA, the Department of Defense, the Missile Defense Agency, the US Navy, Safeway, Shell Oil, Albertson's, Pfizer, Merck, Albertsons, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and PACCAR, among many others.

To attend and to learn of the precise location of event, contact Charles Kirkpatrick, Secretary, Michigan Chapter, at afio.secretary@afiomichigan.org or visit their website atwww.afiomichigan.org.

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 11:30am - Monument, CO - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts Steve Pease on PsyWar in the Korean War.

AFIO BulletPsychological warfare is one of the pervasive cliché's of the Korean War. Almost every movie involving the war has scenes where the Chinese Communists taunt UN soldiers over loudspeakers; blaring bugle calls interrupt the night and leaflets have sad messages from "Mom." This briefing, built on the speaker's Air War College paper and 1992 book, talks to how the US Army had to reinvent PsyWar after the post-WW2 disarmament and how the PsyWar plan was built on sound intelligence. Examples of Korean War leaflets, loudspeakers and radio are illustrated by rarely seen photos from veterans and the National Archives.
Stephen (Steve) Pease served in intelligence related positions for 42 years as an Air Force officer, technical contractor and senior civilian, mostly with Air Force Space Command. He worked MASINT on satellites and ICBMs, was the Orbital Test Director for the FleetSatcom satellite series, and served as the Command Intelligence Briefer on space.
The cost of the meal is $15. All presentations to the RMC, AFIO are on the basis of non-attribution so the speakers can feel free to provide information with the assurance it will not be published.
For details, please contact Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 6-8pm - Alexandria, VA - Naval Intelligence Professionals 3rd Thursday Social on "Cyber Intelligence 360."

Guest Speaker:Terry Roberts, CAPT, USN (Ret) (Intelligence Officer), Founder & President, Whitehawk Industries, on "Cyber Intelligence," part of NIPs Lessons in Leadership Intelligence Speaker Series. Roberts is former Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence (DDNI) and an intelligence professional for 30+ years. He is establishing the first CyberSecurity E-Commerce Sharing Community - enabling all businesses to have continuous online access to tailored learning, smart buying and connections, to the best products, services, insights and trends industry wide.
Location: Sonoma Cellar, 207 King St, Alexandria VA 22314
No RSVP required. Just show up, and enjoy.

Icon CalendarDecember 2016

1 December 2016 - Bolling AFB, DC - NMIA 2016 Fall Classified Symposium "Winning Tomorrow's Battles: New Techniques, Tools, and Technologies" has been shifted to this new date. Same superb program.

Our colleagues at the National Military Intelligence Association (NMIA) are hosting their 2016 Classified Fall Symposium, "Winning Tomorrow's Battles: New Techniques, Tools, and Technologies: New Techniques, Tools, and Technologies" at Leadership Hall, DIA Headquarters, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. A perfect way to close the year updated on the latest issues and proposed solutions to thorny intelligence issues to solve tomorrow's battles.
The event will be held at the SECRET/5 EYES Security Level.
Event location: Leadership Hall, DIA Headquarters, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.
Online Registration here.

5 December 2016, 6 pm - New York, NY - The AFIO Metro New York Chapter hosts former Senior CIA Officer David P. Hunt

AFIO BulletDavid P. Hunt, former CIA Operations Officer wil discuss "Intelligence in Flux: From the Cold War to Today Under New Presidential Leadership."

Hunt holds CIA's Donovan Award for Excellence, and the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, CIA's highest award. He is also a member of the NY Chapter's Board.
Location: Society of Illustrators building 128 East 63rd St, (Between Park Ave and Lexington Ave).
Time: Registration starts 5:30 PM; Meeting at 6 PM
Cost: $50/person. Payment at the door only by cash or check. Includes full dinner, cash bar.
To Register: Registration is strongly suggested, not required. Please call chapter president, Jerry Goodwin, at 646-717-3776 or Email: afiometro@gmail.com

Monday, 5 December 2016, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Annapolis Junction, MD - The 2016 NCMF 16th Annual Pearl Harbor Program & Lunch

Dr. Linton Wells, II, the founder of the TIDES project (Transformative Innovation for Development and Emergency Support), and former director of the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at National Defense University, will be the guest speaker at the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation's 2016 Pearl Harbor program.
Dr. Wells has a wealth of Defense Department experience, including 26 years of naval service. He is the author of Japanese Cruisers of the Pacific War [1997] and co-editor of Crosscutting Issues in International Transformation [2009]. His current interest is in STAR-TIDES, which focuses on support to stressed populations and public-private interoperability. Analyzes the impacts of global warming, environmental migrations, and civil wars on vulnerable countries. It links ten infrastructures: power, shelter, water, integrated combustion and solar cooking, cooling/heating, lighting, sanitation and information & communications technologies (ICT), life support, and logistics. Humanitarian expertise in action! Please support this worthwhile program.
A book sale table will be available. Registration is $20 for members and $50 for guests (includes one-year basic NCMF membership). Registration closes 30 November 2016.

Monday, 5 December 2016, 1-4pm - Ft Meade, MD - The IAFIE Washington Chapter hosts Joseph Caddell, Geospatial Intelligence Chair, National Intelligence University

Joseph Caddell, Geospatial Intelligence Chair, National Intelligence University, will discuss Historical Case Studies in Intelligence Education: Best Practices, Avoidable Pitfalls, and will review the uses/abuses of historical case studies for intelligence education
Where: National Cryptologic Museum Magic Room, 9900 Colony Seven Rd Ft. George G. Meade, MD.
Fee: No cost to attend.
RSVP is required NLT Friday, December 2 to Lisa Krizan at LisaKrizanIAFIE@gmail.com. A flyer and map for this event is available on request.

8 December 2016, 9 - 11 a.m. - Washington, DC - Public Meeting of the National Archives' Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) regarding "Classified National Security Information."

Join the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) as they solicit ideas for revising Executive Order 13526, "Classified National Security Information" in support of reducing over-classification, improving declassification, and ensuring a credible and transparent security classification system.  More details about the presenters will be available in the coming weeks.

Where: The Archivist's Reception Room, Room 105, National Archives and Records Administration
Address: 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC (Enter through the Pennsylvania Ave. Lobby)
This meeting is open to the public. However, due to space limitations and access procedures, we require individuals planning to attend the meeting to register here.
Attendees must enter through the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance. Please note we require one form of Government-issued photo identification (e.g. driver's license) to gain admittance. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact the PIDB staff at 202-357-5342 or pidb@nara.gov. One week advance notice will allow us to provide the best access accommodations.
Press may contact NARA's Public Affairs Office at 202-357-5300.

Thursday, 8 December 2016, Noon - Washington, DC - "The Cold War Never Really Ended" - a presentation by JJ Green, WTOP Radio National Security Correspondent, at the Daniel Morgan (Academy) Graduate School

DMAcademyThe Daniel Morgan Graduate School is hosting a lecture - The Cold War Never Really Ended - by the National Security Correspondent for WTOP radio, JJ Green, as the final act of the school's Distinguished Speakers Series.

JJ Green is the National Security Correspondent at WTOP. He reports daily on international security, intelligence, foreign policy, terrorism and cyber developments. He also provides regular on-air analysis and guidance on global security matters. He joined the WTOP family on March 11, 2004, the same day of the Madrid bombing by al-Qaida. In the years since then he has traveled extensively investigating, reporting and analyzing the U.S. war against terrorism and has interviewed the leadership of all the key national security components of the U.S. government and many security and foreign government officials around the world. He hosts the weekly program "The Hunt," which goes in-depth with experts on al-Qaida, the Taliban and emerging terror threats. He has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, Central Asia, Europe and Africa covering national security matters.

LOCATION: The Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036; 202-759-4988.

11 December 2016 (Sunday) - San Francisco, CA - Mosab Hassan Yousef - a Mossad Informant - Movie Screening

Speaker: Mosab Hassan Yousef, AKA "The Green Prince"
Topic: An Evening with a Mossad Informant - Movie Screening and Q&A. Mosab Hassan Yousef, aka "The Green Prince", son of a top Hamas leader, secretly worked undercover for the Israeli Mossad for years, saving hundreds of lives before fleeing Gaza for a new life. Join us for the riveting movie of his amazing life, then meet him for a Q&A on his story and the terrorist threats facing Israel today. This event is hosted by Congregation Emanu-El.
Location: Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street, San Francisco
Time: 5PM movie screening of The Green Prince; 7PM Q&A with Mosab Hassan Yousef
Registration: The event is free but registration is mandatory. (Must RSVP HERE by December 8, 2016. Security screening at the entrance)

Monday, 12 December 2016, 6 to 9 pm - Washington, DC - Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security Hosts Holiday Open House

Daniel Morgan Academy LogoEnjoy beer and wine, and festive hors d'oeuvres at the Daniel Morgan Academy, a new graduate school of national security in Washington, DC, at their holiday open house. Take a tour of their new, state-of-the-art graduate school decorated for the holidays. Meet their leadership, professors, staff and students to find out what makes their school unique.
Event location: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036
Convenient to Farragut North and West Metro Stations

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, noon - MacDill AFB, FL - The Suncoast AFIO Chapter hosts Calvin Pratt, speaking on "Trends within the Travel and Operational Risk Management Space."

AFIO BulletThe chapter has an informative program as they welcome Calvin Pratt, Managing Director of The Anvil Group LLC, speaking on current and emerging trends within the travel and operational risk management space.

Event location: MacDill AFB Surf's Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Boulevard, MacDill AFB, FL 33621. The program is scheduled to start at noon.
If you will be attending, please respond to Michael Shapiro no later than noon on Tuesday, December 6, with your name and the names of any guests.
The Surf's Edge Club has tightened its reservation policy, so do not respond late.
If you (or any of your guests) have not previously attended one of the chapter's meetings and need base access, when emailing Mike Shapiro, ask for instructions to have your name added to the Base Access List. If you have previously been on the Base Access List and your information has not changed, they only need your RSVP. If you make a reservation, and do not cancel and receive from the chapter a cancellation confirmation by the response deadline, and then fail to appear on day of event, you are responsible for the cost of the luncheon.
After you respond, you will receive an email confirmation. Should you not receive a reply wihin a day or two, contact Michael F. Shapiro at sectysuncoastafio@att.net to make certain he received your registration.

Friday, 16 December 2016, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Meet an F-4 Pilot: Mark Hewitt - at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsHead to the Spy Museum Store and meet F-4 pilot, Mark A. Hewitt, who 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, served as Director of Maintenance with the Border Patrol and the Air Force, and was an Associate Professor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is the author of Special Access, Shoot Down and his latest, No Need to Know. His novels have been approved by the CIA Publication Review Board. Mark's new book focuses on a major security breach that finds the CIA's closest secrets divulged and dozens of their highly-placed spies exposed and killed. As the Agency investigates the source of the disclosures, an old Office of Strategic Services file and the former Director of Central Intelligence become the focal point of their research. A race is on to find the file's secrets. If al-Qaeda wins, they can acquire "suitcase" thermonuclear devices to attack America. If the CIA gets there first, they can make a deal with a Russian billionaire and trade the missing treasure for the weapons al-Qaeda craves. The political awakening of Duncan Hunter continues as he battles radical fundamentalists across the globe, thwarts the terrorists' best plans, and eliminates their leaders. He survived their latest attempts to kill him when he's finally cornered, captured, and dragged to an al-Qaeda lair. Inside lurks certain doom at the hand of his bitterest foe. Tickets for the general public: free. Visit www.spymuseum.org

UPCOMING EVENTS ARE HERE


Documentaries, Videos of Interviews, and Commercial Movies of interest

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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