WIN #33-04 dtd 13 September 2004

 

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AFIO’s Special Fall Symposium/Convention

 

Agenda and Online Registration Form

Intelligence Community Restructuring
in the face of Multi-National Terrorism
The Wisdom of Rebuilding the House During a Storm

28 October through 31 October
at a variety of secure locations near Baltimore, MD.
Some of the seminars and all lodging will be at the academic campus
of The National Maritime Center / www.ccmit.org
692 Maritime Blvd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090.
Room reservations [$105/nite] should be made as soon as possible
by calling Toll Free: 866-629-3196 or at 410-859-5700.
All rooms come with continental breakfasts

 

Make your flight reservations now to arrive at BWI Airport
by Thursday evening 28 October. Plan for arrival on 28 October
with departure at noon on the 31st.

 

Details Now Available: http://www.afio.com/symp04/Agenda2004.htm

 


 

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SECTION I -- CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

 

     MI Analyst Convicted for Prisoner Abuses

 

     Israeli Spy in the Sky Crashes

 

     Translator to Face Espionage Trial Despite USAF Backdown on Evidence

 

 

SECTION II -- CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

 

     White House Said to Put Brakes on FBI Investigation

 

     CIA And DoD Point the Finger at Each Other

 

 

SECTION III -- CYBER INTELLIGENCE

 

     OMB to Lead Interagency Council on Terrorist Info

 

     Army Rebuilds Networks Following Hacking

 

     Researchers Find Potential Info Nightmare During RNC Convention

 

 

SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

 

     Books

 

        The Bush-Blair Alliance

 

        The Stasi’s Unwilling Delivery Girl

 

        Korea’s Good and Evil Twins

   

     Issues

 

        Bush Now Favors Giving NID Full Budgetary Control

 

        Senate Considers New Privacy and Liberties Board; President's Board to Meet

 

 

SECTION V – CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS/QUERIES, CORRECTION, COMING EVENTS

 

     Assistance Sought

 

        Son Seeks Info on OSS/CIA Father

 

     Careers

 

        USIS Holds Career Open House - September 15 & 16

 

        MITRE Holds Career Open House - October 5

 

        Openings with Study of Sub-Saharan Nuclear Black Market

 

        University Recruiting Intel Studies Chair

 

     Notes

 

        Bankers Back Intel Vets Buyouts in Homeland Security Sector

 

    Coming Events

 

        14 Sep - Kansas City, MO - Bioterrorism Experts Discuss “The Hotzone”

 

        15 Sep, 22 Sep, 23 Sep - Homeland Defense Training Conferences - Transportation Security Executive Briefings

 

        15 Sep - Miami, FL - Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce w/AFIO Miami Chapter Luncheon -- Science Fiction to Science Fact: Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World

 

        16 Sep - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter Meeting at USAF Academy Officer’s Club

 

        18 Sep, 23 Oct, 27 Nov - Washington, DC - Spy Tour

 

        26 - 29 Sep - Reno, NV - USMC Tri-Association Intelligence Committee Joint Meeting

 

        27 - 28 Sep - Crystal City, VA - Workshops in Competitive Intelligence

 

       1 Oct - Tyson’s Corner, VA - Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP) Annual Meeting and Symposium

 

        7 - 10 Oct - Memphis, Tennessee - VQ Association Reunion

 

        8 - 9 Oct - East Lyme, Ct -- New England Chapter, Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association reunion

 

        26 - 27 Oct - McLean, VA -- NMIA Classified Symposium

 

        28 - 31 Oct - Linthicum, MD -- AFIO Annual Symposium

 

        Sept thru October - Washington, DC - International Spy Museum Events

 

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SECTION I -- CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

 

MI Analyst Convicted for Prisoner Abuses - On 11 September, Specialist Armin J. Cruz, 24, became the first MI soldier to be convicted in the Abu Ghraib scandal, the New York Times reported.

(http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/12/international/middleeast/12iraq.html?th)

   Cruz pleaded guilty at a court martial in Baghdad of maltreating and conspiring to maltreat prisoners last 25 October. He was charged with ordering three naked prisoners to crawl along a concrete floor, handcuffing them and then stepping on at least one of them.

   Cruz was sentenced to eight months in prison, demoted to private and will be given a bad conduct discharge. He could have received a maximum sentence of one year. His reduced sentence followed his giving testimony about other defendants in the scandal. Cruz's civilian lawyer, Stephen Karns, said the bad-conduct discharge would be appealed.

   Cruz’s was the second conviction involving prisoner abuse. In May, MP Specialist Jeremy Sivits, 24, pleaded guilty to abuse charges and was sentenced to one year in prison, reduction in rank and a bad-conduct discharge.

   Cruz, an MI analyst, said he was assigned to deal with prisoners because of a shortage of personnel.

   Cruz said he was suffering the after-effects of having lost two comrades in a mortar attack in September 2003. "I saw three guys who killed two soldiers, including my boss," he said. According to the Times, the three prisoners were suspects in the rape of a 15-year old boy.

   Cruz was a reservist who volunteered to serve in Iraq instead of completing his university studies and was awarded a Purple Heart in Iraq.

   The Pentagon has asserted that abuses originated with MPs but their lawyers contend the MPs acted under MI direction to soften up prisoners for interrogation, the Times noted.

   An Army inquiry by Maj. Gen. George R. Fay found that in 16 of 44 abuse cases MI personnel encouraged or condoned abuses by MPs. In 11 other cases, MI personnel committed abuses, the Fay report said. (DKR)

 

ISRAELI SPY IN THE SKY CRASHES - An Israeli spy satellite plunged into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after launch on 6 September. The loss of the $50 million device was seen as a severe blow to Israel's attempts to closely monitor potential enemies, particularly Iran, Associated Press reported.

(http://harktheherald.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=33654&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0)

   The Ofek-6 satellite crashed when its boosters failed, the Israeli Defense Ministry said. The satellite fell into the sea near the port city of Ashdod.

   Israel is a leader in satellite technology. Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said a replacement for Ofek-6 would be launched sometime in the future. "It might be with a delay, but it will go up," he said. "We have to be on the satellite map."

    The failed launch came during an exchange of hostile rhetoric between Israel and Iran following the successful test firing of the joint Israel-U.S. Arrow missile defense system in July and Iran's testing of a new version of its Shihab-3 ballistic missile that can reach Israel. Iran is widely believed to be seeking to develop its own nuclear arsenal. Israeli leaders say Iran's ruling mullas wants nuclear weapons to bolster the flagging Islamic revolution, to provide an alternative to Egyptian secular moderation and to challenge the military supremacy of Israel and the United States in the Middle East. (Cameron L.C., DKR)

 

Translator To Face Espionage Trial Despite USAF Backdown On evidence - With a military espionage trial against a former Air Force translator at Guantanamo set to begin on 14 September, USAF has backed off from much of the evidence against him, the Washington Post reported.

(http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A14629-2004Sep11.html)

   The Air Force has acknowledged that among more than 200 documents Senior Airman Ahmad al Halabi is accused of intending to send to Syria, only one was classified. But the USG plans to go ahead with a court-martial. Halabi, 25, is a naturalized U.S. citizen of Syrian origin. Pretrial hearings will be held at Travis Air Force Base, CA. Arrested on 23 July 2003, Halabi faces 16 counts of attempted espionage, lying to investigators and disobeying orders. The espionage charge carries a possible sentence of life in prison.

   The USAF acknowledgement concerning the documents was the latest retreat in cases that appeared to indicate a possible spy ring at Gitmo and that resulted in the arrests of two U.S. servicemen and a contract translator, all of them Muslims. Earlier this year, the government dropped all charges against Capt. James Yee, a Muslim Army chaplain. He had been threatened with the death penalty for sedition and espionage when he was arrested in 2003.

   The third man, Ahmed Fathy Mehalba, is a former civilian translator at Gitmo. A naturalized U.S. citizen of Egyptian descent, he was arrested a year ago at Boston's Logan International Airport and charged with illegally transporting computer discs containing classified information about the detention facility and lying to officials.

   Defense attorneys have moved for the dismissal of the espionage charges against Halabi. They say the collapse of the Yee prosecution and the government's about-face on the documents show that the case against Halabi reflects anti-Muslim bias, not the existence of an espionage ring.

   "This ice cube is melting quickly," said Eugene Fidell, a Washington civilian attorney who represented Yee. (DKR)

 

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SECTION II -- CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

 

White House Said To Put Brakes On FBI Investigation - An FBI investigation into suspected security breaches involving Pentagon officials and Israel, the respected Financial Times reported on 7 September, is not likely to result in prosecution of senior figures following pressure from the White House.

(http://news.ft.com/cms/s/344aa23c-0103-11d9-9d96-00000e2511c8.html)

   A White House spokesman denied the allegations and said there was full support for the investigation. But, according to the FT, sources familiar with the investigation told it that the White House and AG Ashcroft had intervened to apply the brakes. “The White House is leaning on the FBI. Some people in the FBI are very upset, they think Ashcroft is playing politics with this,” a former intelligence official said.

   Paul McNulty, a Republican stalwart who is the federal attorney handling the investigation, had been told to slow down, the sources said. Asked for comment, McNulty's office said only that the investigation was continuing.

   The investigation has put the spotlight on neoconservatives in the Pentagon who may have passed classified information to Israel and may also have tried to mount intelligence and foreign policy operations without informing the CIA and State, the London-based daily said.

   News of the investigations was confirmed last month by officials who said that Lawrence Franklin, a DoD Iran analyst, was the subject of an FBI inquiry into whether he had passed classified information to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and Israel. AIPAC has been under investigation for more than two years, a senior White House official said. AIPAC and Israel deny involvement in espionage.

   Stephen Green, an investigative reporter, said the FBI interviewed him about several prominent neo-conservatives, including DDefSec Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, DoD undersecretary for policy, and former officials including Richard Perle, Stephen Bryen and Michael Ledeen. (DKR)

 

CIA And DoD Point The Finger At Each Other - In separate interviews on 10 September, DoD officials and intelligence officials each cited previously undisclosed directives as they vied to portray their own agencies as having acted more responsibly in addressing concerns about prisoner abuse, the New York Times reported.  (http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/11/international/middleeast/11abuse.html?th)

   A classified CIA directive issued in August 2003 prohibited the agency's personnel from conducting the kinds of unsupervised interrogations of Iraqi detainees that military investigators say occurred at Abu Ghraib, senior intel officials said.

   The officials spoke the day after senior Army officers told Congress they were unable to determine who had authorized CIA operatives' practices, including the use of Abu Ghraib, a military facility, to hide at least two dozen detainees from the International Committee of the Red Cross.

   The intel officials indicated that CIA use of Abu Ghraib for unsupervised interrogations had not been authorized by Langley.

   An agency spokesman, Mark Mansfield, challenged DoD complaints that the agency refused their investigators' requests for information about abuses. "The notion that the CIA has not cooperated and has not provided any information to the military on these matters is flat-out wrong," he said.

   The intel officials also disclosed that a cable sent by the CIA's Baghdad station to headquarters on 16 July 16 2003 expressed concern that Special Operations forces who served on joint teams with agency personnel had used techniques that had become too aggressive.

   Senior members of Congress, with oversight on military and intel matters, said they were increasingly convinced that the question of the CIA's role in interrogations in Iraq, including the treatment of ghost detainees, required further investigation. (DKR)

 

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SECTION III -- CYBER INTELLIGENCE

 

OMB To Lead Interagency Council On Terrorist Info - Karen Evans, OMB administrator for e-government and IT, will be executive director of an interagency group to coordinate terrorist information sharing, GCN.com reported on 8 September.

(http://www.gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/27198-1.html)

   Clay Johnson, OMB’s deputy director for management, will chair the new Information Systems Council being set up at the order of President Bush. (DKR)

 

Army Rebuilds Networks Following Hacking - After a hacking attack, the U.S. Army has begun a multimillion-dollar initiative to secure systems at Fort Campbell, KY, home base of its elite attack helicopter units, officials have confirmed to FCW.com.

(http://www.fcw.com/fcw/articles/2004/0906/news-campb-09-06-04.asp)

   The Fort Campbell Network Upgrade that could cost as much as $30 million follows the Army's enterprise management plan to update all Fort Campbell IT to Microsoft's Active Directory by next January as Microsoft will no longer support Windows NT 4.0 operating system. (DKR)

 

Researchers Find Potential Info Nightmare During RNC Convention - IT security researchers uncovered an unsettling number of unencrypted wireless devices during the Republican National Convention In New York, Computerworld reported on 6 September. The devices created a potential information security nightmare for convention organizers and delegates.

   (http://computerworld.com/securitytopics/security/story/0,10801,95709,00.html)

   In a two-hour war drive around the RNC site at Madison Square Garden and Manhattan's financial district, researchers from Boston-based Newbury Networks Inc. discovered more than 7,000 wireless devices. Of these, 1,123 were located within blocks of the convention center, including a network named "Wireless for Kerry." Of the devices found, 67 percent were access points without built-in encryption protection.

   The large number of open, unsecured wireless networks represented a serious threat to the city's hard-wired infrastructure, said Newbury CEO Michael Maggio. (DKR)

 

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SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

 

Books

 

   The Bush-Blair Alliance -- James Naughtie, The Accidental American: Tony Blair and the Presidency (PublicAffairs, 288 pp. $26.00)

   In a work written specifically for an American readership, Naughtie, a BBC journalist, chronicles how a politician, swept to power by a once Socialist party, forged an alliance with Bush and an administration in which neoconservatives have dominated foreign policy.

   Naughtie, who knows the Labor Prime Minister very well, sees him as far from being Bush's poodle, as critics have dubbed Blair. Rather, Blair emerges as a man of strong convictions and deep religious faith who believes that force can be used for moral ends.

   After 9/11, Blair shared Bush's sense of threat and a willingness to use force and never wavered in his support for military intervention in Iraq. But Blair also understood the European abhorrence of American unilateralism and sought to be a bridge between the two parties.

   What has most attracted attention to the book, however, is its relation of an incident in which, in the run up to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Secretary Powell, in a telephone conversation with Jack Straw, his British opposite number, described the neoconservatives in the Bush administration as "fucking crazies." Powell and Straw had become good friends during intense negotiations in 2002 that sought to create an international coalition for intervention in Iraq by way of the United Nations. The 'crazies' are said to be Vice-President Cheney, DefSec Rumsfeld and DDefSec Wolfowitz.

    The offices of both Powell and Straw have vigorously denied the incident, but Naughtie stands by his account. (DKR)

 

   THE STASI’S Unwilling Delivery Girl - Raelynn Hillhouse, Rift Zone (Forge Books, 3352 pp. $24.95)

   AFIO member Hillhouse, a PhD in political science, has not only faced the barrels of Kalashnikovs, but has also been caught in the crossfire of border guards' snowball fights during her time in Cold War Berlin.

   In The Rift Zone she draws on her risky experiences crossing back and forth between East and West parts of the city. The Stasi tried and failed to recruit her, as did the Libyans. But the Stasi has more success with her fictional heroine, Faith Whitney, who smuggles goods into East Berlin.

   The Stasi obliges Faith to deliver a package to Moscow within 48 hours. If she carries out the task, she will learn the whereabouts of her missing father. If she fails to deliver the package, she will be liquidated.

   The situation is complicated by KGB Col. Bogdanov, who wants the package at any cost. After a brutal interrogation that she barely survives, Faith turns to her ex-fiancé, Max Summer, USN, to get her and the package to Moscow safely.

 

    On the run, Faith and Max discover that delivering the package is likely to cost them their lives. Eventually the reader learns that the delivery is part of a plan that could affect how the Cold War turns out, in unimagined ways. (DKR)

 

   Korea’s Good and Evil Twins - Gordon Cucullu, Separated at Birth: How North Korea Became the Evil Twin (Lyons, 352 pp. $24.95)

   Cucully, a former Pentagon official and Fox News commentator, is more interested in the good twin, South Korea, than the bad twin to the north, although he lists its interminable offenses to its neighbors and its own people.  So he gives over much of this book to a critical evaluation of the south, particularly during the Park dictatorship of the 1960s and 1970s.

   This was the period in which the state-directed economic development of a capitalist system turned South Korea into one of the Asian tigers and at the same time, he believes, prepared the way for the country’s present democratic system. He makes no secret of what he considers Jimmy Carter’s inept carping about Seoul’s human rights record and Carter’s conduct on a ‘peace mission’ to Pyongyang in 1994. (DKR)

 

Issues

 

   BUSH NOW FAVORS GIVING NID FULL BUDGETARY CONTROL - President Bush has shifted his stance on how much power a new national intelligence director should have, telling Congressional leaders he supports giving the NID full power over intel spending, the New York Times reported on 8 September.  Previously Bush and his top aides had been vague about how much authority an NID should have.

   The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Jane Harman, said several weeks ago that if the NID lacked budgetary authority, he would have no real power. Several other lawmakers have in effect pointed out that power over the purse strings is the definition of real power in Washington, the Times observed.

   On 27 August, Bush issued an executive order raising the powers of the DCI although not granting him as much power as envisioned for a NID. The White House described the order as a down payment on fulfilling recommendations by the 9/11 Commission.

   But if Bush is ready to accord the new office of IC boss control of funds, he would allow the NID less direct control over clandestine operations than the DCI now has, according to past and present senior intelligence officials.

   (http://ww.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A12824-2004Sep10.html)

   Bush's plan, still being polished, would make the NID and his staff an independent agency inside the executive branch, but not within the office of the president. The director would have authority over the budget for foreign intelligence activities that makes up about 70 percent of the $40 billion overall IC budget. But the NID would not personally run any operational agency. Instead the NID would task and supervise operations throughout the IC while the heads of the CIA, FBI and Pentagon agencies would have responsibility for carrying out clandestine actions.

   The director of the National Counterterrorism Center would plan domestic and foreign clandestine operations, but these would be executed by the CIA, FBI or DoD. FBI Director Mueller told the Senate that the NID should be able to task operations only if the CIA director worked directly for the NID. (Cameron L.A., DKR)

 

   Senate Considers New Privacy and Liberties Board; President's BOARD TO Meet - The Senate is considering creation of a Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, as outlined in the 9/11 Commission Report Implementation Act introduced by Sens. John McCain and Joe Lieberman, Wired News reported on 9 September.

(http://www.wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848,64886,00.html)

   The executive-level civil liberties board, which would have wide oversight and investigative powers, differs sharply from the board President Bush set up by executive order in August. That board serves as an adviser to the executive branch while the Senate proposal would create a body with a much broader range of responsibilities, such as helping to formulate antiterrorism policies, reporting to Congress and the public, and investigating possible civil liberty and privacy violations. The board would also have the power of subpoena with the possibility of imprisonment for those who fail to cooperate.

   The board would be made up of five presidential appointees subject to Senate confirmation and would also have oversight authority over information-sharing policies and governmental privacy officers.

   The President's Board on Safeguarding Americans' Civil Liberties, which was expected to have its first meeting by or before 19 September, was likely to function much more as an interagency task force that advises the president and senior administration officials on specific policy recommendations.

   The board is staffed by officials from DHS, State and Treasury. It will be led by DAG James Comey and DHS Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security Asa Hutchinson.

   Civil libertarian critics consider the presidential board unsatisfactory because it is made up of officials from the agencies it oversees. DHS chief privacy officer Nuala O'Connor Kelly counters by saying the agencies already have inspectors general and privacy officers to provide independent oversight. (DKR)

 

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SECTION V - CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS/QUERIES, COMING EVENTS

 

Assistance Sought

 

   Son Seeks Info On OSS/CIA Father - I am currently researching a biography of my father, Winston Scott, formerly of OSS and later CIA Station Chief in Mexico City. Journalist Jefferson Morley and I are interested in talking to friends and colleagues willing to share memories of Win in his OSS days in London, in Washington in the early 1950s, or in Mexico City from 1956 to 1971. You can reach me at: mscott@earthlink.net or (310) 470-9438. Thank you. Michael Scott

 

Careers

 

[IMPORTANT: AFIO does not "vet" or endorse these inquiries or offers. Reasonable-sounding inquiries and career offerings are published as a service to our members, and for researchers, educators, and subscribers. You are urged to exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding or supplying any information.]

 

    US Investigations Services Hosts OPEN HOUSE 7799 Leesburg Pike (Rte. 7) Suite 400 South (Where Rte. 7 intersects I-495) Falls Church, VA Answer the Challenge September 15th & 16th 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. USIS, one of the largest Intelligence and Security Services companies in North America, invites AFIO Members to their Open House Event. Bring several copies of your resume. Expect immediate interviews. They need individuals with experience in these functional areas: . Security Monitor/Escorts; . Counterintelligence Investigators/Analysts; . Personnel Security Specialists/Assistants; . Crisis Response Operations Specialists; . Intelligence Watch Officers; . Military Field Medics; . Protection Specialists for Overseas Assignments; . Contracts Specialists; . PT (Independent Contractor) Surveillance Training Specialists; . Field Investigators; . Cleared American Guards; . Construction Surveillance Technicians; . Anti-Terrorism Force Protection; . Force/Executive Protection Specialists; . Program Managers (w/exp. in law enforcement); . Personnel Security Assistants; . Polygraph Examiners; . Tempest Engineers; . OSI Experienced Personnel; . Cyber-Terrorism; . Africa Training Manager (ACOTA); Research Technology & Protection Specialists;. Many Intelligence Community Positions; . Proposal Writer-Gov’t. Contracts; . Acquisition Specialist; . Program Mangers (Colombia and Pakistan); . Training Managers (Sub-Saharan Africa). Applicants must currently possess or be able to obtain a federal security clearance. Polygraph test may possibly be required. Please visit www.usis.com for a complete listing of our job opportunities. For those unable to attend, please submit your resume to: securityjobs@usis.com

 

    MITRE HOLDS Open House for Cleared Professionals. MITRE is hosting an Open House for Cleared Professionals in McLean, VA, on Tuesday, October 5, 2004, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. AFIO members and others are invited to attend if you possess a current Secret (or higher) clearance and a track record of success in any of these areas: Cost Analysts; Acquisition/Contracts Analysts; Enterprise Architects; Communications Engineers; Healthcare Research Analysts and IT Specialists; ERP Analysts; Network Systems Engineers; Information Security Engineers; Artificial Intelligence Engineers; Biometrics/Software Application Engineers; OPNET/Modeling and Simulation Network Engineers; Data Mining and Statistical Analysts; Data Architecture/Database Systems Engineers; Information Technologists; Systems Development Engineers; Intelligence Analysts; Wireless Communications Engineers. To Attend - Please bring several copies of your resume to share with our hiring managers. For security reasons, you will need to present a photo ID to enter our complex. Directions - The Open House will be held in the MITRE Conference Center located at 7525 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA. Just follow the Open House signs on Colshire Drive to our free parking area and our Conference Center entrance, or click here for detailed directions.

 

   Openings With Study of Sub-Saharan Nuclear Black Market - International Program Group, Inc. is conducting a study of the Black Market in Strategic Nuclear Materials in Sub-Saharan Africa. IPG is currently seeking additional funding for this one-year study through individuals and private foundations.  We are now accepting CV’s for seasoned research & analysis personnel and French-speaking field investigators.  Please direct all inquiries or send CV to International Program Group, Inc., 17210 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 (www.ipgworld.com) or email lmholzworth@ipgworld.com 714-596-5009 to speak with AAFIO member L. M. Holzworth to discuss these positions. (DKR)

 

   University Recruiting Intel Studies Chair -- Resumes are now being welcomed for the position of Chair for the Department of Intelligence Studies at the American Military University (www.apus.edu). Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications. The Department Chair for Intelligence oversees a program that covers terrorism, espionage, national security, competitive intelligence, regional intelligence, the "war on drugs," and ethnic conflict, along with other topics. The Intelligence degree program with AMU provides an environment for students who will study the issues that challenge intelligence professionals and learn how each issue fits into larger intelligence strategies.

    Minimum qualifications for this position are:  PhD (or MA/MS if a PhD candidate is not selected) - Willingness to commute or relocate to Charles Town, West Virginia (for first six months must commute each day to Charles Town, and then at least two days per week after the initiation period). There are several department chairs who commute from Northern VA and Columbia, MD) - Be a team player - Intelligence community experience highly desirable -- preferably CIA, FBI, or State Dept  Job entails: Computer literacy - Excellent writing skills - Management skills to interact with faculty - Administrative skills to schedule and monitor courses for quality - Interest in creating and conducting on-line courses - Able to interact with students - Able to represent university to prospective students and at various marketing events.   

    If you are interested in applying for this position, or know of colleagues who may be qualified, please send me your CV/resume for consideration offlist. Please do not include your social security number or photograph on any resume.   -- David Jimenez, MSgt, USAF, Ret, CCA Intelligence Specialist, USBP, El Paso, Texas, President, Texas Association of Crime & Intelligence Analysts Faculty, University of Texas @ El Paso Adjunct Faculty, American Military University IALEIA Director of Training, Education, and Career Development. E-mail: swnmia@juno.com

 

Notes

 

   Bankers BACK Intel Vets Buyouts IN Homeland Security Sector - GlobeSecNine, an investment firm in Washington filled with former senior intel and military officers, plans to evaluate possible leveraged buyouts in the homeland security sector and bring deals to the merchant banking unit of Bear Stearns & Co., the Washington post reported on 13 September. Bear, Stearns has committed $300 million to the Arlington buyout shop's endeavors.

   (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17087-2004Sep12.html)

   GlobeSecNine chief executive Anthony Padgett said the firm's partners have also pledged their own money and plan to raise more funds to co-invest in Bear Stearns deals in the HS sector. GlobeSecNine is working with former New York mayor Rudolf Giuliani's firm. Giuliani Partners is also allied with Bear Stearns and helping it put its $300 million to work.

   In addition to Padgett, a lawyer, the firm's co-founders are David Miller Jr., a counterterrorism member of the National Security Council under Bush 41, and Gregory Newbold, a retired U.S. Marines lieutenant general. Newbold's last job in the military was as director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. GlobeSecNine's advisory board chairman is Brent Scowcroft, the first Bush's national security adviser. Other members include Frederick A. Turco, a co-founder of the CIA's counterterrorism center. (DKR)

 

Coming Events

 

   14 Sept 2004 - Kansas City, MO - BioTerrorism Experts Discuss “The Hot Zone” - Midwest Research Institute, in its Salute to Science Seminar series, part of the Institute’s 60th Anniversary celebration, is proud to present Jerry and Nancy Jaax as its September speakers.

   Their presentation, “Return to the Hot Zone,’’ is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, in the Arthur Mag Conference Center, 4920 Cherry Street, with a reception following. The couple plans to provide an overview of emerging disease issues and response strategies. The 45-minute presentation will be followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session. Jerry Jaax is now Kansas State University’s associate vice provost for research compliance and university veterinarian. His wife, Nancy Jaax, is Special Projects Officer in the Office of Sponsored Research Programs at Kansas State University.

   Their work in 1989 with the Reston Ebola outbreak was detailed in Richard Preston's best-selling book, The Hot Zone, and inspired the film Outbreak, starring Dustin Hoffman. Considered leading experts on bioterrorism, Cols. Jerry and Nancy Jaax have been on the front lines of the fight against Ebola, anthrax, Congo fever, and other deadly viruses that exist around the globe. Their research and fieldwork have helped to develop medical defenses against chemical and biological agents.

   Jerry and Nancy Jaax are both graduates of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

   For more information on Jerry Jaax, visit: http://www.vet.ksu.edu/depts/alumni/awards/jjaax.htm

Or http://www.mediarelations.k-state.edu/WEB/News/MediaGuide/jaaxbio.html

 For more information on Nancy Jaax, visit http://www.vet.ksu.edu/depts/alumni/awards/njaax.htm

   To attend the seminar, please contact Laura Luckert, 816-753-7600, x1902, at Midwest Research Institute.

 

    15 September, 22 September, 23 September - Homeland Defense Training Conferences - Transportation Security Executive Briefings - The Homeland Defense Journal and Homeland Defense Radio.com will host a series of management briefings on the subjects of Highway/Road, Railroad, and Ports Security. Each session will examine major government and transportation sector requirements, initiatives and priorities. DHS and its agencies are responsible for protecting the transportation systems of the United States. This is no easy task given that, annually, there are 11.2 million trucks and 2.2 million rail cars that cross into the US and 7,500 foreign flagships make 51,000 calls in US ports. What is our government doing to promote increase security for various modes of transportation and among transportation management agencies? Attend these Transportation Security Briefings to find out! At these briefings, you'll hear from the executives involved in helping to secure these various transportation areas - ports/coast, rail, and public roads. For registration information, please contact Maurice Martin at (703) 807-2753. For general information, contact Laura Johnson at (703) 807-2747.

 

   15 September - Miami, FL - Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce w/AFIO Miami Chapter Luncheon -- Science Fiction to Science Fact: Emerging Technologies That Will Change The World -- Radisson Hotel Miami, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Ballroom Level, 11:30 Registration. Luncheon Features: Dr. Hal Puthoff (Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin, Science Advisor to NASA, Bigelow Aerospace) who will present his talk, “Zero Point Energy by 2012” & Dr. Edgar Mitchell (Apollo 14 astronaut - the sixth NASA astronaut to walk on the moon, Member of the Board of Directors for the National Institute for Discovery Science) who will present his talk, “Man on the Moon: What’s out there and what does it mean to human kind?” For more information, please contact Betsey Greene at (305) 577-5442 or email: bfreeman@greatermiami.com

 

   16 September - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter Meeting at USAF Academy Officers Club at 11:30 a.m.  Guest speaker will be CDR Thomas Tabrah USCG talking on the role of USCG Intelligence and operations on Homeland Security. RSVP to Dick Durham at Riverwear53@aol.com

   When you respond, please indicate if you do not have a military ID so we can notify the gate to expedite your admittance.

 

   18 September, 23 October, 27 November - Washington, DC - Spy Tour -- Francis Gary Powers, Jr. writes: “Tickets are on sale now for the September 18, October 23, and November 27 Spy Tour of Washington, DC. Since its earliest days, Washington, D.C. has been the scene of international intrigue, espionage, and intelligence activity, as the U.S. government has tried to learn the plans of other countries while keeping its own plans secret. Key players in this non-ending drama include personalities as diverse as Rose Greenhow, Herbert Yardley, Major General "Wild Bill" Donovan, Aldrich Ames, and Robert Hanssen. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, may be to locate various espionage sites in Arlington, Washington, and Georgetown; observe the Café, Au Pied du Cochon, where a Soviet spy escaped from his CIA handlers; listen in on a briefing about Civil War espionage at Lafayette Park; tour the Berlin Wall at the Newseum; and/or visit drop points used by agents such as FBI spy Robert Hanssen. Call 703-273-2381 or visit www.spytour.com for more details.”

 

   26 - 29 September 04 - Reno, NV - USMC Tri-Association Intelligence Committee Joint Meeting -- All bets are on you will not want to miss the joint meeting of the U. S. Marine Corps Tri-Association Intelligence Committee comprised of members of the Marine Corps Counterintelligence, the Marine Corps Intelligence and the Marine Corps Cryptologic Associations at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada. The reunion will be held in conjunction with the Marine Intelligence Community’s fall conference which will involve active duty Marines attending from the “corners of the world,” current contingencies permitting. Friends of Marine Corps Intelligence are invited to attend. For additional details, contact Tom MacKinney (916) 983-6119 or at thosmack@comcast.net

 

   27 - 28 September - Workshops in Competitive Intelligence --The Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals is holding workshops for those engaged in CI whether in the fields of IT, Defense, Telecom, Consulting, Biotech, Pharmaceuticals, or Government Contracting. CI101 & CI202 are full-day intensive workshops offering a comprehensive professional development program to sharpen your skills in CI research and analysis techniques. This program offers tools and techniques to best your competition: Create and use intelligence within your organization; Discover available primary and secondary; research sources and techniques; Better understand the marketplace and the competition; Develop the ability to manage CI effectively; Help your firm reach desired goals—increased market share, profitability, and cost cutting. CI101 & 202 will be offered September 27-28, 2004 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Space is limited and this program has been a constant sell-out!  Don’t delay and sign up today. Call SCIP at +1.703.730.0696 or visit www.scip.org for more information and online registration.

 

   1 October - Tyson’s Corner, VA - Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP) Annual Meeting and Symposium -- This year’s annual meeting of the Naval Intelligence Professionals will take place at the Tyson’s Corner Holiday Inn. For more information, please call (703) 250-6765.

 

   7 - 10 October - Memphis, Tennessee - VQ Association Reunion -- Fleet Air Reconnaissance Association (VQ-1, 2, 5, 6 and Security Group Support) is holding its annual reunion in Memphis, Tennessee October 7-10, 2004.  For details and sign up information please contact Allan Prevette, 3232 Village 3, Camarillo, CA 93012, phone: (805) 482-1204, email: pierreputt@att.net The VQ Association web page is at: http://www.kleinandstump.com/VQ

   VQ is a Navy abbreviation for Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadrons. V = Air/Aviation Q = Reconnaissance. The VQ squadrons VQ1 and VQ2 being the best known provide ELINT Order Of Battle data to on foreign countries to national level intel agencies. VQ1 stands for Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE. The Navy EP3E (PR31) aircraft that suffered a collision with a Chinese F8 interceptor in 2001 was a VQ1 aircraft.

 

   8 - 9 October 04 -- East Lyme, CT - Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association Reunion -- The New England Chapter, Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association hosts a special reunion. For more information, contact: Phil Sirmons, 492 Boston Post Rd, East Lyme, CT 06333, 860-739-6006, asir@peoplepc.com, or visit their website at: http://www.ncva-ne.org

 

   26 - 27 October - McLean, VA - NMIA Classified Symposium -- NMIA will hold its next classified Symposium at the MITRE facility in McLean VA on 26 & 27 October. For more information, visit http://www.nmia.org

 

   MANY dates in September and October - Washington, DC - International Spy Museum hosts a wide variety of frequent programs in their building at 8th & F Streets. Visit their website at www.spymuseum.org to review their offerings and to sign up for these programs.  Tickets can be quickly obtained using TicketMaster.

 

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