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Icon CalendarJanuary 2013

2013 - location TBD - "Dr. Zhivago" - a CIA Historical Documents 'Release Event' Conference

CIA IconNewly released documents present the real story behind the clandestine publication of Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago…a manuscript smuggled out of the USSR to Milan and published in 1957, winning the Nobel Prize for Literature the following year. Exact date of event TBD, to be announced here with additional program details as released to AFIO.

9 January 2013, 11 am - Albuquerque, NM - AFIO New Mexico hosts monthly meeting.

AFIO BulletLocation: "The Egg & I" at 6909 Menaul Blvd NE (just East of Louisiana). Sign in and order lunch at 1100 Hrs - Call to Order NLT 1145 Hrs - Adjourn at 1300. More information at foreigndevil@yahoo.com.

Monday, 14 January 2013, 4:30 PM - Washington DC - Persuasion and Power: The Art of Strategic Communication by James P. Farwell at the Institute of World Politics

The publisher's description follows. Now more than ever, in the arenas of national security, diplomacy, and military operations, effective communication strategy is of paramount importance. A 24/7 television, radio, and Internet news cycle paired with an explosion in social media demands it. According to James P. Farwell, a former political consultant, the US government's approach to strategic communication has been misguided. Persausion and Power stands apart for its critical evaluation of the concepts, doctrines, and activities that the US Department of Defense and Department of State employ for the art of strategic communication including psychological operations, military information support operations, propaganda, and public diplomacy. Farwell stresses that words, deeds, actions, and symbols may qualify as strategic communication and aim to mold or shape public opinion to influence behavior in order to attain specific objectives, advance interests, or-viewed from a military perspective-satisfy or create conditions that produce a desired end-state. He contends that a message that is true, consistent, and persuasive is more powerful than any deception. Persuasion and Power is a book about communication strategy, and how figures from Julius Caesar to Barack Obama, Napoleon to Hugo Chavez, Martin Luther to Margaret Thatcher have used it to influence the outcomes of crises, conflicts, politics and diplomacy across different cultures and societies. This insightful volume will help communications, policymakers, and students understand when, where, and how they can apply the principles of communication strategy to advance national security interests.
About the Author: James P. Farwell is a defense consultant who advises the US Department of Defense and the US Special Operations Command on a range of global initiatives and actions, including strategic communication. He is also a senior research fellow in strategic studies at the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies in the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. He is the author of The Pakistan Cauldron: Conspiracy, Assassination, and Instability.
Event Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 

Tuesday, 15 January 1013, noon - Washington, DC - "Spying in America: Espionage from the Revolutionary War to the Dawn of the Cold War" by author, form D/NCS, CIA Mike Sulick at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsCan you keep a secret? Maybe you can, but the United States government can't. Since the birth of our country, nations from Russia and China to Ghana and Ecuador, have stolen some of our country's most precious secrets. Join Michael Sulick, former director of the CIA's National Clandestine Service, as he discusses his new book, Spying in America, which presents a history of more than thirty espionage cases inside the United States. They include Americans who spied against their country, spies from both the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War, and foreign agents who ran operations on American soil. Some of the stories are familiar, such as those of Benedict Arnold and Julius Rosenberg, while others, though less well known, are equally fascinating. In each case he focuses on the motivations that drove these individuals to spy, the secrets they betrayed, their tradecraft, techniques for concealing their espionage, their exposure and punishment, and the damage they ultimately inflicted on America's national security.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. For more information visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Scottsdale, AZ - Two experts discuss "the National Security Agency."

AFIO BulletGuest Speakers Ken Fauth EdD and Richard S. Post, PhD provide an unclassified look-see at the world's most secretive intelligence and security agency along with its strategic/tactical partners, its tentacles, its roles, and some of its now known stories.
Needed is your RSVP NO LATER than 72 hours ahead of time. If you do not show up for the lunch meeting and have not cancelled 48 hours prior, please send your check to Simone - you will be charged for the lunch. Meeting fees are as follows: $20.00 for AFIO AZ Members; $22.00 for Guests
For reservations or questions, please email Simone: simone@afioaz.org or simone@4smartphone.net. To call, please leave a message on 602.570.6016.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Location: McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85258.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 3 pm - Washington, DC - Yalta 2 and Stalin's Secret Agents with Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Dr. Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, Kosciuszko Chair in Polish Studies at the Institute of World Politics, will discuss Stalin's Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt's Government by M. Stanton Evans and Herbert Romerstein. This lecture is part of a series on the Intermarium.
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036.
Attendance only by RSVP.

Thursday, 17 January 2013, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - "On the Front Line: Protecting Presidents and Prime Ministers" at the International Spy Museum

If anyone wants to do it, no amount of protection is enough. All a man needs is a willingness to trade his life for mine. –President John F. Kennedy
International Spy Museum eventsAs Inauguration Day nears and security around the nation's capital intensifies, consider what it's like to guard the President. Imagine the whole world watching you work on your toughest day. A lesser version of this scenario occurs whenever national leaders venture into public. This evening two men who know what it's like to keep the head of their government safe from harm will share their experiences in the field of protection. Mark J. Basil served with distinction in the United States Secret Service for ten years. He coordinated covert protection for Presidents Bush and Obama and for major National Special Security Events. Daniel J. Mulvenna retired from the Security Service of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police after 21 years working in Personnel Security, Counter-Subversion and Counterintelligence. In addition to his government experience in dignitary and VIP protection, he has worked for over 25 years as a security and risk management consultant to multinational corporations and government clients and has conducted personnel protection and counterterrorism training programs for clients all over the world. They'll share the concerns that protection officers must address in light of today's fast-moving culture where anyone with a smartphone can report on the latest movements of Presidents and Prime Ministers.
Tickets: $15. More information visit www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, 17 January 2013, 5:30 pm - Arlington, VA - FAOs Happy Hour featuring the National Language Service Corps (NLSC)

The next “FAOs On Tap” Networking Event will take place in the Williamsburg Room of the newly-opened Army Navy Country Club clubhouse (Arlington), 1700 Army
Navy Drive. The event will feature an update by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO), which serves as the DoD FAO and foreign language policy and oversight office, on the rejuvenation of the National Language Service Corps (NLSC). Established as a pilot program in 2006, the NLSC is a volunteer cadre of bilingual and former language specialists whose participants make their special language, region, culture skills available to DoD and other government agencies in times of national and international crises and emergencies. Dr. Michael Nugent, the DLNSEO Director, and his staff will be available throughout the event to discuss the program and how to support or become a part of this national security asset. Learn more at www.nlscorps.org
The event will include light appetizers and complimentary drinks.

Saturday, 19 January 2013, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - Maine Chapter of AFIO hears from Libya expert on the Arab Spring

AFIO BulletDr. Ali Ahmida, Chairman of the Sociology Department at the University of New England, born in Libya, will speak about the geographical and tribal divisions of Libya, the eventual result of the "Arab Spring," and the relationship of Libya's government to the extremist groups which have entered the country. The meeting, open to the public, will be held at the Brick Store Museum Progam Center, 2 Dane Street, Kennebunk. For information call 207-967-4298.

Wednesday, 23 January 2012, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - "Inside Stories - Spy Hunters: The Women Who Caught Aldrich Ames" at the International Spy Museum

WHAT: "… he seriously considered us dumb broads." - Sandy Grimes

International Spy Museum eventsMeet Sandy Grimes, a former CIA Operative in the Agency's Clandestine Service, and hear how she and her fellow operative Jeanne Vertefeuille used their determination, hard work, and cunning to enable the capture and conviction of their former colleague and infamous CIA officer-turned traitor:  Aldrich Ames.  His acts of betrayal were finally halted thanks in large part to the dogged perseverance and penetrating analysis of this remarkable pair.  International Spy Museum Executive Director, Peter Earnest, who was once Ames' immediate supervisor, will also offer comments on the case. The women were finally able to tell the inside story of the unmasking of the CIA's most notorious traitor in their remarkable book Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed which will be available for sale and signing.
International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station. Tickets: $9.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013, 12 - 1:30 pm - Washington, DC - On the Edge of the Cold War: American Diplomats and Spies in Postwar Europe - with Igor Lukes, Benjamin Fischer, and Petr Gandalovic

Event will be a book discussion with author Igor Lukes about his new book: On the Edge of the Cold War.
Commentors will be Benjamin Fischer and Petr Gandalovic
In 1945, both the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Intelligence saw Czechoslovakia as the master key to the balance of power in Europe and as a chessboard for the power game between East and West. Washington believed that the political scene in Prague was the best available indicator of whether the United States would be able to coexist with the Soviet Union. Drawing on archival documents and testimonies of high-ranking American diplomats and intelligence officers, On The Edge of the Cold War explores the postwar political crisis from the perspective of the U.S. Embassy under Laurence Steinhardt and of U.S. Intelligence under Charles Katek and Spencer Taggart.

The book paints a critical portrait of Ambassador Steinhardt. It shows that his groundless optimism caused Washington to ignore signs that democracy in Czechoslovakia was in trouble. Although U.S. Intelligence officials who served in Prague were committed to the mission of gathering information and protecting democracy, they were defeated by their Communist opponents. The book reveals that the deputy commander of the Intelligence section was turned by the Russians. Consequently, when the Communists moved to impose their dictatorship in 1948, the U.S. Embassy and its CIA section were unprepared and powerless.
The fall of Czechoslovakia in 1948 helped deepen Cold War tensions for decades to come. The book offers vivid portraits of previously unknown American diplomats and intelligence officers at a crucial stage of the Cold War.
Joining Igor Lukes will be Benjamin Fischer, former Chief Historian of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Petr Gandalovic, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States. Christian Ostermann, director of the Wilson Center's European Studies and Hisotry and Public Policy programs, will chair the discussion.
Where: Woodrow Wilson Center, 5th Flr Conference Room.

Friday, 25 January 2013, 1:00 pm - Washington, DC - Thomas Caplan, "The Spy Who Jumped Off the Screen" at the International Spy Museum Store

International Spy Museum eventsAn in-store book signing of The Spy Who Jumped Off the Screen by Thomas Caplan, with an introduction by President Bill Clinton. The Spy Museum calls this "A classic international spy novel with a fresh, contemporary twist full of daring adventure that makes for edge-of-your-seat reading. Reminiscent of the novels featuring James Bond and Jason Bourne, The Spy Who Jumped Off the Screen addresses the very relevant and current threat of nuclear weapons falling into the wrong hands."
No registration required. Visit http://www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 30 January 2013, 2PM - Washington, DC - The Smolensk Plane Crash: Recent Developments with Pawel Styrna at the Institute of World Politics

Pawel Styrna, Research Assistant, Kosciuszko Chair, Eurasia Analyst, Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, at the Institute of World Politics, discusses the recent developments in the Smolensk Plane Crash.
Event location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036.
This lecture is part of a series on the Intermarium, organized by the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies at IWP.

30 January 2013 - Yorba Linda, CA [Nixon Library] - "President Nixon and the Role of Intelligence in the 1973 Arab-Israeli War" - a CIA Historical Documents 'Release Event' Conference co-hosted with The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

Did you miss attending the CIA-NARA-NIXON Library conference on"President Nixon and the Role of Intelligence in the 1973 Arab-Israeli War"?
The Nixon Library YouTube can be viewed at here

CIA IconAFIO members and guests are invited to attend this CIA-Nixon Library Conference examining intelligence community's handling of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. It underscores the difficulty for the IC - in the past and today - to reliably predict the unexpected, especially in the Middle East. Event features former policymakers and analysts, as well as historians and Middle East experts discussing how intelligence played into the decisionmaking process before, during, and after the conflict. Invited speakers include Charles E. Allen, (former Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security), William Quandt (Middle East expert at the National Security Council), Andy Liepman (former Deputy Director, National Counterterrorism Center), Dick Kovar (former chief of CIA's Middle East Task Force), James Gelvin (Historian, UCLA), Frederick Hutchinson (former CIA), Emile A. Nakhleh, PhD (former CIA Middle East expert), and the new Director of the Nixon Library.
When: 30 January 2013 from 1 - 5:30 PM
Location: Richard Nixon Presidential Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard, Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Icon CalendarFebruary 2013

Saturday, 2 February 2013 - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hosts AFIO National President Gene Poteat on "Secret History of History: Selected Key Events Through Eyes of CIA Officer."

AFIO BulletEvent location: Indian River Colony Club, At East Club, 1936 Freedom Dr, Melbourne, FL 32932. Details and reservations: Bobbie Keith at 321 777-5561 before Jan 29.

2013 - Newport, RI - "The Soviet Navy" - a CIA Historical Documents 'Release Event' Conference co-hosted with the U.S. Naval War College

CIA IconExact date of event TBD, to be announced here with additional program details as released to AFIO.

Monday, 4 February 2013, 11:30 am - MacDill AFB, FL - Meeting/Luncheon by Florida Suncoast Chapter featuring AFIO President Gene Poteat speaking on "The Secret History of American History: What history books fail to include."

AFIO BulletAFIO President and retired CIA Senior Scientific Intelligence Officer Gene Poteat will speak on "The Secret History of American History; What our history books fail to include." He will explain in a presentation laced with humor that Intelligence is as old as mankind, yet may not be the second oldest profession as claimed. He gives a sweeping review of historically significant events, the outcome of which was influenced by intelligence rather than as reported.
Location: MacDill AFB Surf's Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Blvd, MacDill AFB, FL 33621.
RSVP no later than Wednesday, January 30, for yourself and include the names of any guests.
Email or call the Chapter Secretary at (813) 832-1164 or at mfshapiro@att.net or visit www.suncoastafio.org
Cost: $20. You must present your $20 check payable to "Suncoast Chapter, AFIO" (or cash) at check-in to cover the luncheon. If you make a reservation, don't cancel and get a cancellation confirmation by the response deadline and then don't show up, you will be responsible for the cost of the luncheon.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013 - Washington, DC - Intrigue in Vienna: An Evening Inspired by The Third Man - sponsored by the International Spy Museum

Spy MuseumThe Vienna sewers, the Giant Ferris Wheel in the Prater, Orson Welles, and the haunting theme music of Anton Karas - In 1949, the iconic masterpiece The Third Man showed a mysterious and intriguing side of Vienna previously unseen on the big screen. Remembering this time of exciting adventures, elusive truths, and sheer elegance, the International Spy Museum together with the Embassy of Austria are hosting a Third Man themed event. For one evening, you will have the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in this thrilling world of secrets, spies, and mysteries while discovering the Vienna of the Cold War era. The event will feature original artifacts, multimedia presentations, as well as notable speakers. So join us for this night of great suspense and action but always remember: Trust No One.
WHERE: L2 Lounge, 3315 Cadey's Alley NW, Washington, DC 20007
TICKETS: $25. More information visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesdays, 6 - 27 February 2013 10 am - Washington, DC - "Spy Seminar Series: Exfiltrations, Captures, or Kills: Famous High Stakes Intelligence Operations" at the International Spy Museum

Spy MuseumIntelligence operations that hold human life in the balance are some of the most difficult missions any intelligence service will ever undertake. Exfiltrations are supremely delicate. This is the process of extracting a person or people from a targeted site with absolute urgency due to a sudden change which makes the site hostile. This could happen when a spy's cover is blown or a change in leadership puts people in danger. Captures are just that: snaring an enemy. And lastly kills. Wet jobs. Assassinations. When the enemy is bad enough that termination is the only answer. In this series, a distinguished group of experts and former intelligence personnel will introduce you to some of the greatest of these intense operations.

February 6 - The Operation that Killed Osama bin Laden
When Osama bin Laden declared war against the United States for the first time to a Western audience, Peter Bergen was there. He produced Osama bin Laden's first television interview and has written extensively on the terrorist and on Al Qaeda. His book, Manhunt: the Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden - from 9/11 to Abbottabad focuses on the difficulty of finding the world's most dangerous man - the missed opportunities, the lucky breaks, and dedication of the people who finally tracked him down. Bergen will share his professional connection to bin Laden, what it was like to actually "know" him, and his thoughts on the execution and results of Operation Neptune Spear.

February 13 - How the Mossad Captured Eichmann
For 15 years the hunt for Eichmann, architect of the mass murder of Europe's Jews, stretched from war-ravaged Europe to the shores of Argentina. In researching his book, Hunting Eichmann, best-selling author Neal Bascomb gathered groundbreaking new information and interviews, and newly declassified documents to fully tell the story of how the notorious Nazi was brought to justice. He will reveal how the young Israeli spy agency, the Mossad, organized this colossal operation - dispatching operatives like Isser Harel and Zvi Aharoni on their harrowing mission to Argentina to capture and deliver Eichmann.

February 20 - Saving Ryszard Kuklinski
In 1972, Polish Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski volunteered to spy for the United States. His self-appointed mission: to undermine his country's Soviet-dominated leadership to save Poland from nuclear destruction. Over the next nine years of high-risk, clandestine exchanges, he copied tens of thousands of secret documents and covertly passed them to the CIA - including plans to crush the Solidarity movement. Learn the inside story of this extraordinary case and of Kuklinski's last-minute, daring escape from International Spy Museum Executive Director, Peter Earnest, a former CIA officer who did unprecedented research into Agency records for Benjamin Wesier's A Secret Life: The Polish Officer, His Covert Mission, and the Price He Paid to Save His Country. Former CIA officer, Sue Burggraf, who worked with Kuklinski in Warsaw will also comment on the heroic Pole.

February 27 - Canadian Caper
International Spy Museum board member and former CIA chief of disguise Tony Mendez led the famous rescue of six Americans who were trapped in Iran after they had escaped from the US Embassy during the Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1979. Mendez came up with an ingenuous plan to get the Americans out by creating a fake movie called ARGO, setting up a cover film studio, and disguising them as a location scouting team from Canada. Mendez will take you behind the scenes of the operation, recently immortalized in the real film ARGO, from Canada's incredible support of the rescue to what kind of props he brought to make the Americans look more like film industry types.

WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
TICKETS: Tickets: $120 (must be purchased through the Smithsonian)
To register: (via phone) 202.633.3030; (online) www.SmithsonianAssociates.org. Internet Quick Tix code for the program: 1M2-647. For more information visit www.spymuseum.org

Friday, 8 February 2013, 6 - 7:30 pm - Washington, DC - Africa and International Terrorism - by Kemal Okudo at the Institute of World Politics

You are cordially invited to a special lecture on the topic of Africa and International Terrorism with Kemal Okudo, National Security Consultant, IWP Class of 2009.
Kemal Okudo has over 23 years of cumulative and diversified executive and operational-level experience in banking, telecommunications, logistics, industrial security, and national security consulting. During his career, he has won awards as a banker; pioneered, designed and supervised the logistics and security functions at one of Nigeria's largest telephone companies (currently with over 30 million subscribers); and consulted for various national governments and global corporations in different areas of national security.
Where: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW. Parking map is here.
RSVP and confirmation - required to attend.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Scottsdale, AZ - "Experience as an OSS Officer" featuring Robert Swift, at the AFIO Arizona Chapter

AFIO BulletGuest Speaker will be Robert Swift, Ret. OSS Officer, on “Bob’s experience as an OSS Officer”
Bob was reading and transmitting code by age seven in the early 1930’s. His father and grandfather were both ham radio operators. He trained as a communicator with the OSS and was sent to Europe to support their operations against Germany. After the war Bob joined a new company in the communications business. He rose through the ranks to become an Executive Vice President in charge of International business and then chief of Staff to the Chairman of Motorola. Bob is now retired and lives in North Scottsdale with his wife Mary. Bob will share key aspects of the following: - OSS operations focused on Eastern Europe; - OSS support of 15th Air Force Bombing missions against German petroleum supplies and production, and; - Lessons learned from the Bari bombing disaster as well as lessons applicable to current intelligent operations.
Location: McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85258 ~ Phone 480.948.0260.
RSVP simone@afioaz.org or simone@4smartphone.net. To call, please leave a message on 602.570.6016. Do so no later than 72 hours ahead of time. If you do not show up for the lunch meeting and failed to cancel 48 hours prior the chapter will be charged so, by necessity, you will be charged for the lunch.
Fee: $20 for Members; $22 Non-Members

Friday, 15 February 2013, 10:30am - 2pm - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National 2013 Luncheon features Spying in America by former D/NCS CIA Mike Sulick, and Intelligence Briefings of Presidential Candidates by former CIA Inspector General John L. Helgerson.

AFIO BulletThe former CIA Inspector General, John L. Helgerson, discusses "Intelligence Briefings of Presidential Candidates" and the former Director of the National Clandestine Service, Michael Sulick, presents - SPYING IN AMERICA: Espionage from the Revolutionary War to the Dawn of the Cold War - a history of more than thirty espionage cases inside the US.
Helgerson provides unique insights into the mechanics and content of these briefings of candidates, the interaction of the participants, and the briefings' effect on the relationships presidents have had with their intelligence services.
Sulick presents a number of espionage cases which include Americans who spied against their country, spies from both the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War, and foreign agents who ran operations on American soil. Some of the stories are familiar, such as those of Benedict Arnold and Julius Rosenberg, while others, though less well known, are equally fascinating. Mr. Sulick speaks at 11 a.m. Lunch at noon. Mr. Helgerson speaks at 1 pm. All attendees will receive a digital copy of the unclassified edition of John Helgerson's updated report on "Getting to Know The President."
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Saturday, 16 February 2013, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - The Maine AFIO Chapter hears from Libya Expert on Libya Today.

AFIO BulletDr. Ali Ahmida, Chairman of the Sociology Department at the University of New England, born in Libya, will speak about the geographical and tribal divisions of Libya, the eventual result of the "Arab Spring," and the relationship of Libya's government to the extremist groups which have entered the country. Dr. Ahmida was born in Waddan, Libya, and received his education at Cairo University in Egypt and the University of Washington in Seattle.  He has authored numerous books and articles including The Making of Modern Libya published in 2009.

The meeting, open to the public, will be held at the Brick Store Museum Progam Center, 2 Dane Street, Kennebunk. For information call 207-967-4298

Saturday 23 February 2013 - Orange Park/Gainesville, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter hosts Terry Williams, former CIA, on A Spy Novel and the CIA Experience.

AFIO BulletNote on your calendars: The North Florida AFIO Chapter meets Saturday, 23 February rather than its customary date of 9 February. Starting time, schedule and location remain the same. Please RSVP to Quiel Begonia, Secretary/Treasurer at qbegonia@comcast.net or call 904-545-9549 as soon as you can so we can get an accurate head count and keep the country club happy.
Our guest speaker will be Mr. Terry Williams, who has just completed a spy novel that is salted with his years of CIA experience. Terry is a former CIA Operations Officer with over thirty years' experience conducting and managing covert operations in Asia, Europe and Eastern Europe. He served as Chief of Station in Taipei and Ottawa and as Chief of Base in Shanghai. He was the Deputy Chief of East Asia Division for Counterintelligence and did rotational assignments to the FBI and Capitol Hill. Prior to his tenure at the CIA, Williams served in the Peace Corps in Bogota, Colombia, taught at the University of San Carlos in Guatemala City, taught English to helicopter pilots and mechanics of the Imperial Iranian Air Force, and at a university in Tokyo, Japan.
Cooper's Revenge is his first novel. He is currently writing a sequel, Unit 400, to be released this year. Terry is a treasure trove of career experience. His Agency classmates include John Brennan, DCI candidate. We hope to see you at the meeting. Family and guests are cordially invited as well.

Monday, 25 February 2013, 4:30 pm - Washington, DC - "Islamisation of Europe: The Origin, Process, Objections and Implications" presentation by Dr. Rogatchi at Institute of World Politics

Dr. Inna Rogatchi, Co-founder and President, The Rogatchi Foundation, Senior Advisor on International Affairs to the European Parliament, has taught courses and written extensively about political and cultural aspects of individual and group mindsets and behaviour at the Universities of Helsinki and Turku (Finland), was a principal professor conducting a modern history and mentality seminar at the Renvall Institute (Helsinki), and was an expert at the Finnish Institute of Foreign Policies. She lectures internationally on various topics of international politics, and is the Senior Advisor on International Affairs to the European Parliament. Dr. Rogatchi is also a senior strategic advisor to a number of leading international institutions involved in risk management and conflict resolution.
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013, 7 - 10 pm - Washington, DC - "Dinner with a Spy: An Evening with Martha D. Peterson" at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsUndercover at the US Embassy in Moscow in 1977, CIA officer Martha D. Peterson was one of the first female CIA case officers to serve there. Peterson discovered that she could move freely around Moscow without a trace of surveillance coverage, unlike her male CIA colleagues who were smothered by KGB surveillance teams. She became almost solely responsible for retrieving messages from a key spy in the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs, code named TRIGON. She communicated for nearly 21 months with TRIGON through dead drops disguised as logs, dirty gloves, crushed milk cartons, and crumbly pieces of concrete. On the evening of July 15, shortly after Peterson placed a concrete concealment device filled with spy equipment in a tower on a railroad bridge, she suddenly found herself in the clutches of KGB agents. She was arrested and harshly interrogated. She refused to cooperate, held her ground, and ultimately was declared persona non grata and sent back to the US. Three KGB officers drove out to the airport to salute her plane in recognition of her composure during interrogation. Spend an evening with this heroic woman and learn what it was like to be caught and keep your cool! You will be one of only 14 guests at Adour for a four-course dinner and wine-pairing where you'll talk with her about her remarkable career and her thoughts on today's intelligence issues.
Peterson is the author of The Widow Spy which is recommended for pre-event reading.
Location: Adour, 923 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20006
Tickets: $250. Ticket includes four-course dinner with wines.

28 February 2013 - San Francisco, CA - "Defense Strategy for Acquisition and its Influence on Intelligence Gathering" is Lt. Col. William Chadwick's topic at AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter Luncheon.

AFIO BulletLt Col(R) William Chadwick , lecturer at The Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, will be speaking on "Defense Strategy for Acquisition and its Influence on Intelligence Gathering." The luncheon begins at 11:30AM with no-host cocktails; meeting starts at noon. Location: The United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, SF (between Sloat/Wawona). E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi at afiosf@aol.com and mail a check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011. Members and students: $25; non-members $35.

Icon CalendarMarch 2013

Friday, 1 March 2013, 11 am - Westchester, CA - the AFIO LA Chapter hosts annual business meeting.

AFIO BulletThis meeting is for chapter members only in good standing, and includes the annual elections along with the annual plan for 2013. If any member would like to add any items to the agenda please forward them to me by no later than Wednesday, February 27, 2013.
RSVP by 25 Feb 2013 to Vincent Autiero at afio_la@yahoo.com your attendance. Lunch will be served and chapter member attendance is highly encouraged.
Meeting Location: Alejo's Italian Restaurant, 8335 Lincoln Blvd, Westchester, CA 90045
There is plenty of parking on the street. The restaurant is right up the street from the LMU front entrance (fountain) on Manchester.

Monday, 4 March 2013, 4-6 PM - Washington, DC - "We Were Warned: Cyber ShockWave" remarks by Blaise Misztal at Institute of World Politics

Blaise Misztal, Associate Director of Foreign Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center, Director of Cyber ShockWave, presents "We Were Warned: Cyber ShockWave" is a national security "war game" scenario created by the Bipartisan Policy Center with former CIA Director General Michael Hayden, as well as the co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission, former Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-IN) and former Gov. Thomas Kean (R-NJ). In the film, a high-ranking working group responds to a similated cyber attack on our nation.

Blaise Misztal is currently the associate director of foreign policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC). He joined BPC as a senior policy analyst in 2008. His works on topics including Iran's nuclear program, fragile states, and U.S. public diplomacy. In addition, Misztal launched BPC's cybersecurity initiative by directing the 2009 "Cyber ShockWave" simulation which aired on CNN. He has spoken at numerous conferences on cybersecurity and the need for better private-public partnership to respond to cyberattacks.

Before joining BPC, Misztal spent a year as a Nuffield Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University. He was selected as a future leader by the Foreign Policy Initiative in 2010 and named as a national security fellow by the Foundation for Defense of Democracy in 2011. His publications include "Protect, But From What? Genocide As A Concept Of Moral And Legal Universalism," in Rafal Lemkin: A Hero of Humanity; and a number of op-eds in the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. Misztal is currently completing his Ph.D. in Political Science at Yale University. He holds an M.Phil. in political science from Yale and an A.B. with honors from the University of Chicago.

Event location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

The Institute of World Politics is a graduate school that focuses on teaching all the arts of statecraft and how they can be used to create solutions to our national security threats. At this event, IWP will present a film depicting a scripted but likely U.S. government response to a simulated cyber attack on our nation - a type of attack that could have a debilitating impact on our nation's critical infrastructure. CNN premiered this video in 2010 with host Wolf Blitzer.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013, noon - Washington, DC - "The Rice Paddy Navy: US Sailors Undercover in China" at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsAfter the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1942, the US Navy knew it would need vital information from the Pacific. Captain Milton 'Mary' Miles journeyed to China to set up weather stations and monitor the Chinese coastline - and to spy on the Japanese. After a handshake agreement with Chiang Kai-shek's spymaster, General Dai Li, the Sino-American Cooperative Organization (SACO) was born. SACO consisted of nearly 3,000 American servicemen, 97,000 organized Chinese guerrillas, and 20,000 "individualists," including pirates and lone-wolf saboteurs. This top-secret network worked hand in hand with the Nationalist Chinese to fight the Japanese invasion of China while erecting crucial weather stations, providing critical information to the US military, intercepting Japanese communications, blowing up enemy supply depots, laying mines, destroying bridges, and training Chinese peasants in guerrilla warfare. Join author Linda Kush as she reveals the story of one of the most successful - and little known - covert operation efforts of World War II.
Join the author for an informal chat and book signing.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. For more information visit www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 5 March 2013, 8-9 a.m. - Tysons Corner, VA - CICENTRE Brief on Global Terrorism, Espionage, and Cyber Security.

*Up to 5 guests per person (all must RSVP)
*New updated material every month!
*Light refreshments will be served and multiple PRIZES will be drawn!
* MORE DETAILS

Don't forget to RSVP for our FREE one hour brief on Global Terrorism, Espionage, and Cyber Security! Location: Microsoft Store Tysons Corner Mall, Virginia, Level 2 parking area: Terrace C.
RSVP to reserve your seat Meaghan.Smith@cicentre.com or call (240) 281-1627

Wednesday, 13 March 2013, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Scottsdale, AZ - AFIO AZ Chapter hears Shields Fair on "Art and Science of Eavesdropping."

AFIO BulletTopic: "The Art and Science of Electronic Eavesdropping: Past - Present and Future" by Shield T. Fair.
For nearly one hundred years, since microphones and amplifiers were invented, electronic eavesdropping has been a major tool of spies, sleuths, investigators, jealous spouses and lovers.
Battles have been won, marriages have ended, bad people have gone to prison and drugs have been intercepted, thanks to electronics.
For nearly 20 years I manufactured a variety of small electronic devices capable of listening in on phone calls, whispered conversations and all manners of telecommunications. Virtually all of this was undetectable. I have also built and used sophisticated detection equipment to locate devices like the kind I and others created.
Speaker Shields T. Fair is an expert on the design/build of electronics eavesdropping equipment. He supplied hundreds of special devices to a variety of government agencies. He had an extensive career in electronics in the U.S. and Mexico.
Event location: McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85258, Phone 480.948.0260.
RSVP NO LATER than 72 hours ahead of time. If you do not show up for the lunch meeting and have not cancelled 48 hours prior, please send your check to Simone - you will be charged for the lunch.
Meeting fees are as follows: $20 for AFIO AZ Member; $22.00 for Non-Members
For reservations or questions, please email Simone: simone@afioaz.org or simone@4smartphone.net. To call, please leave a message on 602.570.6016.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013, 6:30 p.m. - Washington, DC - "Blowing Blofeld's Mind: The Psychology of Villainy" at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsAll the greatest men are maniacs. –Dr. No
The Spy Museum's new exhibition, Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains, features some of the most memorable fictional evildoers of the last half century. Many were inspired by real world figures or by the actions of real people who were really evil. What makes people move down a dark path? These experts can tell you exactly how Bond villains demonstrate classic criminal or otherwise aberrant psychological behavior based on their experiences with real offenders: Dr. David L. Charney,who was the psychiatrist for notorious spy Robert Hanssen and interviewed him extensively in prison; and Dr. Stanton Samenow, a noted forensic scientist and author of The Criminal Personality and Inside the Criminal Mind. Dr. Samenow was the prosecution's mental health witness regarding the younger DC sniper, Lee Boyd Malvo. Why would someone betray their country like Robert Hanssen or GoldenEye's Alec Trevelyan? How realistic is the Stockholm syndrome suffered by Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough? What makes people consider crime as a way of life? In this extraordinary conversation, you'll learn exactly how maudlin sentimentality - Blofeld's love for his cat - can coexist with chilling brutality.
Tickets:  $20. More information visit www.spymuseum.org

15 March 2013, 12:30 pm - Los Angeles, CA - The Greater Los Angeles, CA AFIO Chapter hosts former CIA Officer, Richard Holm.

AFIO BulletRichard Holm, author of The Craft We Chose: My Life in the CIA, is the keynote speaker at the AFIO L.A. Meeting Location: LMU Campus Play del Rey Hilton Business Building Room 304. Complimentary Refreshments will be served. Email AFIO_LA@yahoo.com to register and/or for additional information.

16 March 2013, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - The Maine AFIO Chapter hears from Amer Sami Abusada on "Palestine: A Student's View."

AFIO BulletAFIO Maine welcomes Amer Sami Abusada as guest speaker on the topics of "Palestine: A Student's View." Amer is a non-muslim, 17-year-old, exchange student at Bonny Eagle High School, Buxton, Maine. He comes from Beit Sahour, Palestine, a small city not far from Bethlehem. After exposure to the American view of events in Palestine, gathered largely from press reports, Amer sensed the need to present another view and to correct misconceptions. His presentation includes selected pictures and videos, and will touch on the culture and lifestyle of the people, history of Palestine, the political situation, and what he calls "the wall of discrimination" from his perspective.
The meeting, open to the public, will be held at the Brick Store Museum Progam Center, 2 Dane Street, Kennebunk. For information call 207-967-4298

16 March 2013, 5 - 7 p.m. - Mission Viejo, CA - AFIO Orange County hosts Dick Holm, former CIA COS

AFIO BulletRichard L. Holm, author of "The American Agent" will address the chapter.
Born in the Midwest, Dick Holm joined the CIA in the early 1960s and rose rapidly in the ranks to become Chief of several stations, eventually receiving the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the CIA's highest award.
Mr. Holm had an eventful and action packed career that spanned thirty five years. He was first assigned to Laos where he worked with the Hmong tribesman and led operations against the Ho Chi Minh trail during the early stages of the Vietnam War. He was then sent to the Congo where he suffered near fatal injuries in a plane crash in the far northeastern region of that country. Treated by local tribesmen, his severe burns were treated with tree bark and snake oil. He subsequently spent two years at Walter Reed Hospital where he underwent dozens of operations. It was a trying period during which he regained his eyesight and the use of his hands.
Among other places, Dick Holm served in Hong Kong, Brussels and Paris and, at one point in his career he was head of the Agency's Counter Terrorism Office. Intensely patriotic, he has worked under thirteen CIA Directors and has deeply held views on policies - past and present, national and international - which ultimately determine where, how, and why the CIA is deployed/used.
In his fascinating memoir, Dick Holm not only gives an inside view of the life of a CIA officer, but poignantly describes his appalling injuries after the plane crash in the Congo and his determined fight for survival.
Mr. Holm is married, wife Judith, and has a platoon of daughters (4). He currently resides in McLean, Virginia.
In 2004, Holm published his memoirs, "The American Agent." An updated version of his memoirs recently appeared as "The Craft We Chose: My Life in the CIA," published in August 2011 by Mountain Lake Press.

Additional Information: There is a nominal cost of $10.00 per attendee, payable at the door, cash or check. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.
Location: Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
RSVP to LarryHoldridge@gmail.com (Tel. 954-298-5442) or TCagley@earthlink.net (Tel. 949-831-1211)

Saturday, 16 March 2013, 2:00 pm - Washington, DC - "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women who Helped Win World War II" at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsIn-store book signing with Denise Kiernan, author of The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women who Helped Win World War II.
This is the incredible story of the young women who left their homes from all across the United States under a shroud of mystery, having only been promised good wages and work that would help to bring about the end of WW II. Their destination, unknown to them, was Oak Ridge, Tennessee. A town which was created from scratch, it did not appear on any map until 1949 and was home to more than 75,000 people all brought together to complete what later was known as the top secret program that produced the atomic bomb.
With a diverse collection of details, Kiernan masterfully paints a vivid intimate portrait of the lives of these extraordinary women and the incredible scientific developments of the 20th century. As the story unfolds, readers start to understand the magnitude and implications of the Manhattan Project and share the strong mix of emotions that these workers have endured.
Free! No registration required. More info at www.spymuseum.org

Monday, 18 March 2013, 5 pm - Washington, DC - SAVE THE DATE - A Tribute to Jan Karski at Georgetown University

A Tribute to Jan Karski will occur sponsored by the Edmund A Walsh Sch of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, on the occasion of Georgetown University Press' publication of: Story of the Secret State.
Location: Lohrfink Auditorium, Rafik B. Hariri Building, Georgetown University.
Program: Welcome and Introduction: Dean Carol J. Lancaster, School of Foreign Service; His Excellency Ryszard Schnepf, Ambassador of Poland to the US; Remarks: The Honorable Madeleine K. Albright, Mortara Distinguished Professor of Diplomacy, School of Foreign Service (invited; not confirmed); Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Robert E. Osgood Professor of American Foreign Policy, Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies; and Rabbi Harold S. White, Senior Jewish Chaplain at Georgetown University's Campus Ministry, 1968 - 2009. Questions to: Gail Griffith at gwg8@georgetown.edu

Thursday, 21 March 2013, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO - "Bugs, Snakes, Rats, Torture and the Sex Life of a Naval Aviator in the Hanoi Hilton" at the Rocky Mountain Chapter of AFIO

AFIO BulletThe title of this meeting would catch the attention of anyone! Attend to hear Capt John Michael McGrath, USN(R) talk about "Bugs, snakes, rats, torture and the Sex Life of a Naval Aviator in the Hanoi Hilton 1967-73." McGrath was a Vietnam POW for six years and has some remarkable accounts to share. RSVP to Warren Gerig at warren@asia.com..

20 - 21 March 2013 - Fairfax, VA - NMIA 2013: Military Intelligence at the Crossroads - This event is being held at the SECRET/NOFORN level.

On 20 and 21 March The U.S. Intelligence Community has had tremendous growth and change since September 2001. The community is engaged in a strategic refocus and vision redefinition after over 10 years of constant war, significantly expanding budgets, and a focus on tactical support to the warfighter. During NMIA 2013 we will explore the major issues currently facing the Intelligence Community. We will place particular emphasis on how the IC will address meeting dynamic demands on intelligence in face of our country's deficit and budget challenges. Other issues include the "Pivot to Asia", the growing importance of Partnership Engagements, increasing cyber and asymmetric threats, the continuing evolvement of Cultural Intelligence, and the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (IT-ITE).
Event location: Northrop Grumman Corp, 12900 Federal Systems Park Dr, Fairfax, VA

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 - Northampton, MA - "Typists to Trailblazers" - The History of Women's Advancement and Achievements at CIA

Has now been rescheduled for 30 October 2013. See listing below.

27 March 2013 - New York, NY - "Circle of Treason" with Sandy Grimes, former CIA, at the AFIO NY Chapter Meeting

AFIO BulletSandy Grimes, one of the CIA principals behind the search and unmasking of Aldrich Ames - the traitor in their midst at CIA HQ - discusses in "Circle of Treason," her new book, co-authored with the late Jeanne Vertefeuille, this mole who nearly escaped capture. A remarkable story.
Location: Society of Illustrators 128 East 63rd St, New York City.
For further information contact Jerry Goodwin, Chapter President, at 646-717-3776 or email to afiometro@gmail.com

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2 April 2013, 8 am - 3 pm - Washington, DC - CACI Hosts conference on Combating Asymmetric Threats: The Interplay of Offense and Defense

Discuss Asymmetric Threats on April 2 at an event co-sponsored by The U.S. Naval Institute, the Center for Security Policy, and CACI International Inc.
Participants will have a unique opportunity to explore America's capability to counter asymmetric threats by assessing the interplay of our nation's offensive and defensive powers. In particular, we will examine whether the United States has forfeited any of its asymmetric advantages, as well as what needs to be done in order to reclaim those advantages and ultimately defeat asymmetric threats to our national security and national interests. Winning the asymmetric fight is the core issue to be explored.
Speakers: ADM James G. Stavridis, USN–Commander, US European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (invited); LTG Michael T. Flynn, U.S. Army - Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (confirmed); The Honorable Jon Kyl - US Senator, Arizona, 1995-2012 (confirmed).
Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
This symposium is complimentary and open to participants by invitation only. Registration and further information at www.asymmetricthreat.net.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013, 6 pm - Nellis AFB, NV - the AFIO Las Vegas Chapter Meets to discuss "Maritime Piracy" with Col. John Alexander

AFIO Bullet“Maritime Piracy: The Best Business Model Available” is the topic Col. John B. Alexander, PhD will discuss. Piracy has been a fact of life ever since seafaring began. Hollywood’s portrayal of swashbuckling pirates of the Caribbean is far off the mark. Their actions are not funny, and complex business has evolved, especially near the Horn of Africa with over 100 million dollars a year paid in ransom. With a cost of billions to maritime industries, navies from around the world are now cooperating to stifle the trade. There have been dramatic rescues, such as Maersk Alabama, and a tragic escalation of violence. In February, Dr. Alexander transited the Gulf of Guinea which has a rising piracy problem. Explored will be the history of piracy and what is being done to insure safe passage on the high seas. “It’s complicated” is an understatement.
Dr. John Alexander holds a M.A., Pepperdine University, Ph.D., Walden University, and later attended the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, the Sloan School of Management at MIT, and the Kennedy School of Government general officer program “National and International Security for Senior Executives” at Harvard University.
Come early - 5 pm - to join a group in the "Robin’s Roost" bar area for liaison and beverages.
Location: Nellis Air Force Base Officers' Club. Guest names must be submitted along with their birth date to email below, by 4 pm, Thursday, 21 March 2013
All guests must use the MAIN GATE, located at the intersection of Craig Road and Las Vegas Blvd.
Address: 5871 Fitzgerald Blvd., Nellis AFB, NV 89191 Phone: 702-644-2582.
Email Mary Bentley (mary.bentley@doe.gov) anytime or call 702-295-0417 if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

3-6 April 2013 - San Francisco, CA - Annual Convention 2013 of the ISA/Intelligence Studies Section

Theme: The Politics of International Diffusion: Regional and Global Dimensions
Headquarters Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Co-headquarters Hotel: Parc 55 Wyndham

Friday, 5 April 2013, 6 - 8 PM - Washington, DC - "Women's Roles in Terrorist Movements" theme of event at Institute of World Politics

Women's Roles in Terrorist Movements is the presentation to be made by Paula Holmes-Eber, Ph.D. Professor of Operational Culture at Marine Corps University, and Christopher C. Harmon, Ph.D., IWP Professor, and Chair of Military Theory, Marine Corps University.
In the Latin, Asian, Middle Eastern, and European regions, revolutionary political movements have been accepting and deploying women in various and important roles: cadre; mid-level organizers; intelligence agents; couriers; combatants of many sorts; and suicide bombers. In unusual cases, women have also held senior leadership posts in undergrounds; a few have run their own terror organizations. What are the reasons for, and effects of, incorporating females into sub-state fighting organizations? What are the "lessons learned" for intelligence analysts, military personnel, and students of the social sciences focused on culture and war?
Event Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

Tuesday, 9 April 2013, 11:30 am - MacDill AFB, FL - "My Life in the CIA" with Richard Holms at Meeting/Luncheon by Florida Suncoast Chapter

AFIO BulletRichard Holm, a former paramilitary adviser, decorated operations officer, senior manager and station chief for the Central Intelligence Agency, will share fascinating stories of his experiences during the Cold War. Drawing from the material he used in writing his book, The Craft We Chose: My Life in the CIA, he will recount highlights of his 35-year Agency career and explain why it is imperative for Americans to understand and support what the CIA does--a goal that also underlies AFIO's efforts to raise public awareness of the importance of national intelligence. He will also touch on the impact of an intelligence career on one's family and family life.
Location: MacDill AFB Surf's Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Blvd, MacDill AFB, FL 33621.
RSVP: no later than Wednesday, April 3, for yourself and include the names of any guests.
Email or call the Chapter Secretary at (813) 832-1164 or at mfshapiro@att.net or visit www.suncoastafio.org
Cost: $20. You must present your $20 check payable to "Suncoast Chapter, AFIO" (or cash) at check-in to cover the luncheon. If you make a reservation, don't cancel and get a cancellation confirmation by the response deadline and then don't show up, you will be responsible for the cost of the luncheon.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Scottsdale, AZ - The AFIO Arizona Chapter hosts Professor Don Costello on "Computational Intelligence"

AFIO BulletDon Costello, Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska-Lincoln'S Computing Science and Engineering Department, Member of AFIO AZ, speaks on "Computational Intelligence: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow."
Don Costello is also a fellow of The British Computer Society and a Distinguished Lecturer for the Association for Computing machinery. He is a retired Air Force Reserve Major and worked as an Airborne Telecommunications Officer out of Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska and as an Intelligence Officer focusing on Soviet Computer Technology and Missile Technology in Wright Patter son Air Force Base where he worked for the Foreign Technology Division ( now a part of NSA). He is the President of Expert Security Systems.
He has monitored the change in technology used in Intelligence for many years. He will discuss those change and how emerging computational and communications technology coupled to the change in the profile of aggressor nation's and groups in light of the vulnerability of our National Computational Infrastructure forces the intelligence community to continuously upgrade the first and second team on the ground in the Intelligence community. He will present his thought on the need for new ORGWARE.
He has worked in Security and Cryptography for many years and will be again teaching Cryptography and Network Security at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln later this year. He also is designing and teaching new courses in Robotics.
Event Location: McCormick Ranch Golf Course at 7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85258 ~ Phone 480.948.0260.
RSVP NO LATER than 72 hours ahead of time.
Reservations or questions to Simone: simone@afioaz.org or simone@4smartphone.net, or call, please leave a message on 602.570.6016. No Shows without 48-hr cancellation are charged for the missed lunch. Fee: $20.00 for AFIO AZ Member |||| $22.00 for Non-Members. Send check to Simone

Wednesday, 10 April 2013, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - Insider Espionage Update: A Worldwide Review, at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsGet a worldwide overview of espionage and terrorism today - the trends, threats, and evolution of today's intelligence from the ultimate insider. As a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent and former Director of Counterintelligence, Intelligence and Security Programs for the FBI, International Spy Museum Board Member David Major will help you become an informed citizen of the world. As the founder of the CI Centre, which provides counterintelligence and security studies and training to the US government and private sector, Major tracks the most important spy cases from around the globe and has the most up-to-date information on their statuses. He'll reveal how many individuals have been indicted in the US for espionage-related crimes from 1945 to the present. He'll explore how aggressive China is in stealing information and analyze the reality of Russia as an espionage threat to Europe and North America. You'll also find out what terrorism and economic espionage have in common in the 21st century. Come learn, laugh, think, and ponder the very real world of spy games that we live in.
Mr. Major's seminar is based on information his organization, the CI Centre, collects and analyzes and then makes available to members via SPYPEDIA™, the world's largest resource for information on, and analysis of, worldwide espionage, terrorism, and cybersecurity.
Tickets: $15. Purchase tickets at www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, 11 April 2013, 4:45 pm - Washington, DC - Circle of Treason author talks about CIA Spy Aldrich Ames

Did you miss AFIO's luncheon in December featuring former CIA officer Sandra Grimes discussing the hunt for Aldrich Ames? She's back in downtown DC this month to discuss that elusive chase she conducted that led to the capture of CIA traitor Aldrich Ames...described in her best-selling book: Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed.
Her thrilling presentation [they caught Ames only at last minute] is followed by a FREE reception at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum. The presentation is the closing portion of the U.S. Naval Institute Annual Meeting which takes place earlier that day.
Mrs. Grimes' presentation starts at 4:45 pm at the Phoenix Park Hotel, Washington, DC
Free Reception follows at Smithsonian National Postal Museum (located across the street from the hotel), at 6 pm
Do not miss this program and no-fee reception.

16 April 2013, 11:30 am - McLean, VA - The Defense Intelligence Forum hears Russell C. Rochte, Jr. on "Media Wars."

DIAA HAS CANCELLED THIS EVENT.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - Cyber Terror on the Silver Screen: Skyfall's Raoul Silva, at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsHis nicotine hair flops queasily over his forehead on the Silver Screen: Skyfall's Raoul Silva on Silva, The Daily Telegraph.
Javier Bardem's Raoul Silva, from the newest Bond movie Skyfall, just might be the best Bond villain ever. Like the other iconic evildoers from the series, Silva has an intense persona and a cutting edge connection to current issues - in this case cyberterrorism. Silva gets whatever he wants with a click of the mouse, but just how real is this harrowing hacker? Join Dave Marcus, Director and Chief Architect of Threat Research and Intelligence for McAfee's Federal Advanced Programs Group, when he'll put Silva's astounding control of systems and cyberspace into a real world context. In his work, Marcus focuses on advanced research and threat intelligence projects such as Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) analysis, financial fraud malware, hardware-assisted security architecture, and SCADA/ICS research. In addition, Mark Stout, International Spy Museum Historian and a curator of the Museum's exhibition Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains will discuss how Silva's actions mirror Julian Assange and today's cyber struggles as well as other intelligence issues.
Tickets: $15.

18 April 2013, 12:30 - 2:30pm - Los Angeles, CA - "Situation Awareness" - topic at AFIO LA Chapter Meeting

AFIO BulletClinton Emerson, President of Escape the Wolf, Risk Mitigation will be discussing "Situation Awareness" at the Los Angeles Area AFIO Chapter. Mr. Emerson is a respected authority and author on preemptive risk mitigation and provides personal travel safety awareness instruction for corporations & various branches of the government, including the National Security Agency. His military service experience in combat and highly sensitive operations worldwide as a Department of Defense employee for nearly 20 years, including multiple deployments during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, has been recognized with numerous awards for bravery and leadership.
Location: LAPD Ahmanson Training Center RM 1F 5651 W. Manchester Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Please RSVP for attendance and location information: AFIO_LA@yahoo.com

Thursday, 18 April 2013, noon - Washington, DC - "Shadow Warrior: William Egan Colby and the CIA" at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsHistorian Randall B. Woods of the University of Arkansas will discuss his new biography of one of the most fascinating and controversial figures of the postwar period: William Egan Colby. World War II commando, Cold War spy, CIA station chief in Saigon, and ultimately CIA director under Presidents Nixon and Ford, Colby played a critical role in some of the most pivotal events in twentieth-century history. Despite his strong commitment to global democracy and economic and social justice, he was also drawn to the shadowy world of covert action…
Join the author for an informal chat and book signing.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. Further information at www.spymuseum.org

Friday, 19 April 2013, 5:30-7 PM - Washington, DC - Ronald Reagan: Counterintelligence and the Evil Empire by Dr. Raymond Batvinis, at the Institute of World Politics

The Institute hosts their Third Annual Reagan Intelligence Lecture featuring Raymond J. Batvinis, Former Supervisory Special Agent, FBI, and IWP Professor. Dr. Raymond Batvinis joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation on July 17th, 1972. Entering the FBI just two years before Watergate, he was able to watch firsthand the subsequent "Age of Reform" in that agency - which involved reform chiefly in the intelligence and counterintelligence communities. He proceeded to spend twenty-five years in the FBI, gaining invaluable experience as well as deep knowledge about the organization itself.

After working in Cleveland on organized crime and fugitive work, he moved to the Washington field office, where he was introduced to counterintelligence. He eventually went to the FBI headquarters, and taught FBI agents about counterintelligence, espionage, and international and domestic terrorism investigations.
Dr. Batvinis also spent twelve years in the Baltimore field office as the Supervisory Special Agent of Counterintelligence. He was responsible for counterterrorism and domestic terrorism, as well as counterintelligence. There, he also arranged for training of the staff - and recommended to some of them that they attend IWP! He ultimately attained a senior-level position coordinating the National Foreign Intelligence Program.

Twelve years into his retirement from the FBI, Dr. Batvinis works today as a Consultant/Investigator at RJB Associates. He continues to teach history at FBI field offices around the nation, and he works for the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation, which awards scholarships and grants, and engages in other charitable work in memory of the first Director of the FBI.

Dr. Batvinis devotes much of his spare time to historical research and analysis of the FBI. One of the readings for his class at IWP is a book that he wrote himself: The Origins of FBI Counterintelligence.
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036.

Important note: Attendance at all IWP events requires an RSVP in advance. In addition, prospective attendees must receive an e-mail confirmation from IWP indicating that seating will be available for them at the event. A government-issued ID that matches your name on the confirmed attendee list must be presented at the door for admission to any event. The use of photographic and/or recording equipment is prohibited except by advanced permission from IWP, the event organizer, and the speaker(s). IWP is a private organization; as such, all attendees are guests of the Institute.

Saturday 20 April 2013 - Milford, MA - AFIO New England Chapter hosts Mike Stedman on "'A' for Argonaut" and Charles A. Morgan, M.D. at their Spring Meeting

AFIO BulletMike Stedman, South Boston born and bred, is a former political columnist, magazine writer, and intelligence consultant to major corporations. Formerly on the New England board of the Association for Intelligence Officers, he has been both a practitioner and critic of the spy world. Stedman, a former U.S. Army Reserve soldier with the 94th Infantry, has served as chairman of the New England Chapter of the Republican Jewish Coalition and President of his local Rotary Club. He lives outside of Boston with his wife. They have three sons, three daughters-in-law, and seven grandchildren, including identical twin boys.
But really... who is Michael J. Stedman?
Born Michael J. Hurley into a pre-arranged adoption at St. Mary's Infant Asylum in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, Michael J. Stedman considers himself one of the luckiest people alive.
Charles A. Morgan, M.D., will be our second April 20th luncheon speaker, speaking on "Actuarial Project on Behalf of FBI: Truth and Deception through Manual and Cognitive tasks." Dr. Morgan's talk promises to be interesting, enlightening & perhaps even eye-opening. You are encouraged not to miss the opportunity to hear this Bureau-engaged researcher.
Location: Courtyard by Marriott in Milford, Mass.
Schedule: Registration & gathering, 1000 - 1130, Membership meeting 1130 - 1200; Luncheon at 1200 followed by keynote speaker; Adjournment at 2:30PM.
Questions to afionechapter@gmail.com

20 April 2013, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - "The Chinese Intelligence Threat to America" topic of AFIO Maine Chapter Meeting

AFIO Bullet"The Chinese Intelligence Threat to America: How it Operates and Why It Succeeds" will be the topic at the April 20, 2013 meeting of the AFIO Maine Chapter. The guest speaker, who will be identified at the meeting, is recognized in the Intelligence Community as an expert on Chinese Counterintelligence and operational planning. He has held senior CIA positions in both headquarters and overseas directing operations in a high risk counteringelligence environment.  He will describe the organization of the intelligence services of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) and explain why their methods of collection pose such a serious threat to the U.S.

The speaker's extensive CIA experience includes managing all counterintelligence activities for the Agency's Clandestine Services' East Asia Division.  After retirement, as a senior officer with Athena Innovative Solutions and CACI, he was responsible for developing a Department of Defense (DOD) counterintelligence strategy to combat PRC espionage against DOD faciliies, personnel, and programs. The speaker is the recipient of numerous CIA and Intelligence Community awards.  Prior to his Agency service he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with "V" indicating valor in combat. He holds an MA in history from Syracuse University and a BA in history from Centre College, Danville, Kentucky.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Brick Store Museum Program Center, 2 Dane Street, Kennebunk.  For information call:  207-967-4298.

Saturday, 20 April 2013, 10:30 am - 5:00 pm - Washington, DC - Espionage Book Fair

Jeff Stein, investigative reporter and "Spy Talk" columnist for The Washington Post, will host the following sessions:
Michael J. Sulick, 10:30 a.m., Spying in America: Espionage from the Revolutionary War to the Dawn of the Cold War
Michael J. Sulick, former director of the CIA's clandestine service, will discuss a history of espionage cases inside the United States from the American Revolution, through the Civil War and two World Wars, to the atomic age of the Manhattan Project. Spying in America is a perfect introduction to the early history of espionage in America and focuses on the motivation that drove these individuals to spy, the secrets they betrayed, their exposure and punishment, and the damage they inflicted upon America's national security.

Randall B. Woods, noon, Shadow Warrior: William Egan Colby and the CIA
Eminent historian Randall B. Woods discusses his book Shadow Warrior, a biography of William Colby, a World War II commando, Cold War spy, and the CIA director under Presidents Nixon and Ford. William Egan Colby played a critical role in some of the most pivotal events of the 20th century. A quintessential member of the greatest generation, Colby embodied the moral and strategic ambiguities of the postwar world, and first confronted many of the dilemmas about power and secrecy that America still grapples with today.

Richard L. Holm, 1:30 p.m., The Craft We Chose: My Life in the CIA
For more than three decades, Richard L. Holm worked in the CIA's Directorate of Operations, now the National Clandestine Service, the component directly responsible for collecting human intelligence. His assignments took him to seven countries on three continents, and his travels added many more destinations. At almost every turn Holm encountered his share of dangerous characters and situations, including one that nearly ended his life before he turned 30. The Craft We Chose is a chronicle of those episodes.

Sandra Grimes, 3 p.m., Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed
One of the most destructive traitors in American history, CIA officer Aldrich Ames provided information to the Soviet Union that contributed to the deaths of at least 10 Soviet intelligence officers who spied for the United States. Sandra Grimes, one of the two CIA officers directly responsible for tracking down Ames chronicles their involvement in the hunt for a mole. Considering it their personal mission, Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille dedicated themselves to identifying the traitor responsible for the execution or imprisonment of the Soviet agents with whom they worked. Their efforts eventually led them to a long-time acquaintance and coworker in the CIA's Soviet-East European division and Counterintelligence Center, Aldrich Ames.

Note: The Charters Cafe will be open to serve museum visitors and book fair attendees on Saturday, April 20 from 10a.m. to 4p.m.

Event takes place at the National Archives
The fair will be webcast live (then immediately archived) on the National Archives UStream channel.
The book fair is free and open to the public and will take place in the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Use the Special Events Entrance, located at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013, 1115-1315 - Arlington, VA - NMIA National Capital Region Chapter Meeting and Luncheon

Join the NMIA National Capital Region Chapter at Fort Myer Officer's Club for a buffet lunch and a discussion on language tools by guest speaker Nicholas Bemish, the Senior Expert for Language Technologies at the Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture at DIA. Beamish will discuss language tools that are currently being employed in support of a variety of intelligence related activities and missions areas.
RSVP to Michael Veronis, NCR Membership Chair (mveronis@basistech.com, 800-697-2062, x-110) or Lou Anne DeMattei, Event Coordinator (louanne.demattei@dodiis.mil, 443-654-1203), by Thursday, April 18. Cost for buffet lunch is $20 - cash will be accepted by event coordinators at the meeting venue. Where: Fort Myer Officer's Club, Campaign Room

Wednesday, 24 April 2013, 10-11:30 am plus lunch - Annapolis Junction, MD - Sandy Grimes, former CIA/NCS, addresses National Cryptologic Museum Foundation members and guests

Ms. Sandy Grimes, author and former employee of the CIA National Clandestine Service, will be the guest speaker for the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation's spring program. The program will be held Wednesday, 24 April, from 1000-1130, at the L3 Conference Center in National Business Park. A booksigning and lunch will follow the presentation.
Ms. Grime's co-authored Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed, with her colleague, the late Jeanne Vertefeuille. Together they worked on a CIA task force to investigate the disappearance of Soviet agents who were working undercover for the CIA. The lecture will focus on the decade-long investigation and the clues that led to the exposure of one of the most dangerous traitors in U.S. history.
Fluent in Russian, Ms. Grimes was recruited by the CIA in 1967 and spent most of her 26-year career targeting the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. She and her husband of 43 years reside in Great Falls, Virginia.
Join us for this riveting story of Cold War espionage. The Program fees are $15 for NCMF members, $40 for guests. The guest fee includes an annual membership in the Foundation. Make check payable to NCMF and send to PO Box 1682, Fort George G Meade, MD 20755-3682 by 17 April. The L3 conference center is located at 2720 Technology Drive Annapolis Junction MD 20701.
Questions? Contact Mary J. Faletto, Senior Administrator, National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, Office: 301-688-5436 Cell: 443-250-8621. E-mail: cryptmf@aol.com

25 April 2013, 11:30 am - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts SAC David J. Johnson, FBI San Francisco Division on Transformation of the Bureau.

AFIO BulletTopic: "The Continuing Transformation of the FBI" with speaker SAC David J. Johnson, FBI SF Division. Meeting starts at noon.
Location: United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, SF (between Sloat/Wawona). E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi at afiosf@aol.com and mail a check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, PO Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011. Members and students: $25; non-members $35

26 April 2013, 7pm - Dulles, VA - An Underwater Ice Station Zebra, featuring Historian, CIA Officer David Waltrop. This is a CIA Historic Document Release Event at the Udvar-Hazy Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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AFIO Members are invited to a lecture at the Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum on CIA's Underwater Space Mission Revealed: Recovering a Secret Spy Satellite Capsule from 16,400 feet below the Pacific Ocean.

Location: Airbus IMAX Theater at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

A Panel Discussion will be moderated by CIA historian David Waltrop

Panelists:
CAPT. Don Walsh, USN (ret.), Commander, Marianas Trench Expedition
CDR. Richard Taylor, USN (ret.), Former Trieste II (DSV-I) Pilot
LDCR. Beauford Myers, USN (ret.), Former Executive Officer, White Sands (ADR-20)
Mr. Lee Mathers, Former U.S. Naval Intelligence Officer

In the predawn hours of April 26, 1972, the U.S. Navy's most advanced deep sea submersible surfaced about 350 miles north of the Hawaiian Islands after salvaging a mysterious item from a depth of 16,400 feet below the Pacific Ocean. Publicly known as a "data package" from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the object was actually part of a film return capsule on the first mission of a new American spy satellite, codenamed HEXAGON. The United States launched the satellite in June 1971 to photograph denied intelligence targets, but the following month the parachute on one of its four capsules containing the valuable photographs malfunctioned on reentry, causing it to crash into the ocean and sink on impact. The U.S. Navy and CIA devised a bold plan to use the manned Trieste II (DSV-1) to salvage the capsule from the ocean floor, in what would become the deepest underwater operation conducted to date.

Learn about this now-declassified mission as operation participants and experts on deep sea research discuss the events that transpired.

Lectures are free, but tickets are required.

27 April 2013, 6 pm - Tysons Corner, VA - Philip Kerr signs his new novel, A Man Without Breath, at Barnes and Noble.

Philip Kerr has released his new novel A MAN WITHOUT BREATH, and willl be discussing it at he Barnes & Noble in the Tyson's Corner Mall at 6:00 pm on April 27. All are invited.

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Saturday, 4 May 2013, 1130 am - Indian Harbour Beach, FL - "My Life in the CIA" with Richard Holm at Meeting/Luncheon by AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter

AFIO BulletRichard Holm, a former paramilitary adviser, decorated operations officer, senior manager and station chief for the Central Intelligence Agency, will share fascinating stories of his experiences during the Cold War. Drawing from the material he used in writing his book, The Craft We Chose: My Life in the CIA, he will recount highlights of his 35-year Agency career and explain why it is imperative for Americans to understand and support what the CIA does--a goal that also underlies AFIO's efforts to raise public awareness of the importance of national intelligence. He will also touch on the impact of an intelligence career on one's family and family life. POC: Bobbie Keith, bobbie6769@juno.com, 321.777.5561

6 - 9 May 2013 - Orlando, FL - 28th Annual Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals International Conference & Exhibition

Never has there been a greater need for high quality information and strategic analysis. As the demand increases, strategic and competitive intelligence practitioners are becoming more of an indispensable resource to corporate decision makers. If you're looking for an opportunity for further education and to build an invaluable personal network in our industry, there is no better venue than the 28th Annual Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals International Conference & Exhibition. We are back in Orlando and expecting to best the record attendance set here two years ago! Join more than 700 intelligence and strategy executives from across the globe for a stay at the beautiful Caribe Royale in Orlando. Sounds like an excellent opportunity to enjoy the sun, especially if you're coming from a cold climate! SCIP 2013 brings you a powerful and dynamic agenda: 5 track themes, 2 learning levels,
25 executive insight presentations from leading competitive intelligence professionals and competitive strategy executives, 30 interactive sessions, and 8 pre-conference workshops. All
this, combined with endless opportunities to network, make new contacts, share experiences, understand best practices and lessons learned, make SCIP 2013 the one conference where you need to be to sharpen your competitive edge.
This is a "can't miss" annual forum for intelligence and strategy practitioners to hone their skills and stay on top of their game. We hope all of you are as excited about this year's conference as we are. Together, we have an opportunity to ensure the future success of our careers and our great profession. Looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 8 - 9 am - Tysons Corner, VA - FREE one hour brief on Global Terrorism, Espionage, and Cyber Security

Location: Microsoft Store Tysons Corner Mall, Virginia Level 2 parking area: Terrace C
RSVP to reserve your seat- we filled up last month. Registration to Meaghan.Smith@cicentre.com (240) 281-1627
*Up to 5 guests per person (all must RSVP) *New updated material every month! *Light refreshments will be served and multiple PRIZES will be drawn! * MORE DETAILS!!
This will be our LAST GTEC at the Microsoft store until the fall! All updates will be held at the International Spy Museum in the summer (updates to follow).

Wednesday, 8 May 2013, 6 - 9 pm - Scottsdale, AZ - 1st Annual 007 "End of Season" Dinner

AFIO BulletIn lieu of lunch, this season's LAST regular monthly Arizona Chapter meeting will be held Wednesday, May 8th, from 6pm to 9pm
It will be our First annual 007 event, to include cocktail attire and entertainment: Spy stories by many of our esteemed members; "Shaken not Stirred" Martini & Cash Bar; Sit down dinner (prime rib or salmon filet;
"Bond Girls" in attendance; Silver Aston Martin (without machine guns mounted) in the drive! All at McCormick Ranch Golf Club!
Please make your reservations BY MAY 1st, 2013 (Spouses, friends, and spy enthusiasts welcome since attendance IS limited to approximately 100 people!)
RSVP to Simone Lopes <simone@4smartphone.net>

Wednesday, 8 May 2013, noon - 1 pm - Washington, DC - Global Terrorism, Espionage, and Cyber Security brief with David Major

International Spy Museum eventsPresented in partnership with the CI Centre, these monthly briefings will provide you with the opportunity to be the first to learn of the most current worldwide happenings in the field of intelligence and terrorism. Drawn from the Centre's SPYPEDIA™, the most comprehensive source of espionage information in the world, each Update will cover important events and information which may not be reported by mainstream media outlets. Such as: espionage penetrations and arrests, cyber espionage reporting, and terrorist events. Briefings led by CI Centre founder David Major will include trend analysis and coverage of new emerging issues of value to the intelligence and security professional and individuals with an interest in national security matters. Major will also highlight and review, as appropriate, new books and reports to keep you current with breaking developments in the national security arena. *Up to 5 guests per person (all must RSVP)
*New updated material every month!
Event location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004
more info here.
RSVP to Meaghan.Smith@cicentre.com or call (240) 281-1627

Thursday, 9 May 2013, noon - 2 pm - Washington, DC - Roger Neighborgall, in Patton's 3rd Army and in intel, speaks to Returned & Services League of Australia

Our Speaker, Mr. Roger Neighborgall, was Ranger with the 5th Ranger Battalion assigned to George Patton's 3rd Army. He fought in Europe starting from D-Day at Omaha Beach to Metz, France; Northern France; Battle of the Bulge; Ersch-Zerf, Germany, and ending with Intel work on the Danube River and in Bavaria. Topic - The Battle of the Bulge
Where: Amenities room, Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts, Ave., Washington, DC 20036
Charge - $15.00, including buffet lunch and sodas. Alcoholic beverages- $2.00 each.
Attire: Business casual. Volunteers: As usual, we need a volunteer (or two) to run the bar. RSVP by noon on May 8 to David Ward at 202-352-8550 or via e-mail to dmward1973@gmail.com NOTE: Valid photo ID required
Parking: While there is no parking at the Embassy, paid off street parking is available behind and under the Airline Pilots Association- 17th and Mass, and at 15th and Mass (1240 15th street). On street two hour metered parking is also available.

Friday, 10 May 2013, 10:30 am - 2 pm - Tysons Corner, VA - David Shedd, DD/DIA, and Col. John B. Alexander, PhD.

AFIO BulletAFIO National Spring Luncheon features Deputy Director David Shedd, Defense Intelligence Agency. The morning speaker is Col. John B. Alexander, PhD on UFOs and the Intelligence Community. Alexander, Senior Fellow with the Joint Special Operations University; Former Green Beret Commander, Los Alamos Project Director, recently released a book on: UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies and Realities. Sorry, Registration has closed.

Saturday, 11 May 2013, 11am - 3pm - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter hosts J. Perry Smith, former CIA and FBI Executive

AFIO BulletWe have a most unique guest speaker for the occasion, J. Perry Smith, who is currently serving as Canon Pastor at St. John's Cathedral in Jacksonville. But that's just the tip of the iceberg of a most unusual and diverse career. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1944, but spent his early childhood in West Virginia and California.
In the early 1960s, he tried his hand at bullfighting in Mexico, life as a Trappist monk at The Abbey of Gethsemani near Bardstown, Kentucky, with Thomas Merton, and in 1967-68, he went to war in Vietnam. Perry did what few people have ever done. He was a CIA field operative for eight years, then left the agency and ultimately became a senior executive FBI Agent. His CIA story will appeal to those interested in an insider's perspective, spy versus spy, set mostly in Mexico, Central America and Europe during the Cold War. His 22 years of experience as an FBI Agent give a rare opportunity to see how one of the world's most secretive organizations actually operates. Then, even more rare, he became an Episcopal priest. On September 11, 2001, Perry Smith was reading in the courtyard at the Virginia Theological Seminary when he heard an explosion and felt the ground shake. Just eleven days earlier he had retired from the FBI. The antiterrorism unit had been his last assignment. Now he was studying to become an Episcopal priest. Perry lived in Spain and Latin America for many years and is an enthusiastic Hispanist, fluent in Spanish and a frequent traveler to Spain. Incidentally, he will be bringing copies of his book The Unlikely Priest to the meeting if you are interested in purchasing one.
Location: Country Club of Orange Park. RSVP to qbegonia@comcast.net
Cost will be $16 each, pay the Country Club at the luncheon.

13 May 2013, noon - Washington, DC - The OSS in Burma: Jungle War Against the Japanese at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum events"One could not choose a worse place for fighting the Japanese," said Winston Churchill of northern Burma, but it was there that the fledgling Office of Strategic Services conducted its most successful combat operations of World War II. Troy Sacquety, a historian for the US Army's Special Operations Command, ventures into Burma's steaming jungles in the first book to fully cover the exploits and contributions of the OSS's Detachment 101 against the Japanese Imperial Army. In this talk, Sacquety will describe how Detachment 101 succeeded and created a prototype for today's Special Forces.
Join the author for an informal chat and book signing. For more information please visit: www.spymuseum.org

  • Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 4:30 - 6 pm - New York, NY - "The Law of Counterterrorism & Related Issues" conference and Roundtable Discussion on The Law of Counterterrorism
  • The event is co-Sponsored by the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice and The Council on Intelligence Issues
    Expert authors from the landmark ABA book The Law of Counterterrorism will discuss areas examined in detail in the book, such as key legal issues regarding the law of war as it pertains to detention, interrogation, and combatants; criminal jurisdiction and military commissions; the leading role of the NYPD in combating terrorism; the organization, structure, and authorities of the intelligence community; the PATRIOT Act and the IRTPA; implications of advice of counsel in controversial cases in the war on terror; and more. Reception Follows the event.
    Distinguished Speakers
  • New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly
  • • John D. Altenburg, Jr., Maj. Gen., U.S. Army, ret., Principal, Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • • Karen J. Greenberg, Director, Center for National Security, Fordham Law School
  • • Richard B. (Dick) Jackson, Col., U.S. Army, ret., Law of War Advisor to Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army
  • • W. George Jameson, former Senior Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency
  • • Lynne K. Zusman, Editor, ABA Administrative Law Section Fellow
    Event is being hosted by O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Times Square Tower, 30th Floor, 7 Times Square, NY 10036 (212) 326-2000. Reception follows the event. Due to building security policy, guests will have to register using a photo ID at security on the ground floor. Please allow extra time to complete this process.
    Cancellation: Cancellations accepted until May 7, 2013. Substitutions are encouraged. E-mail Angela.Petro@americanbar.org or Fax request to 202-662-1529.
    Payment: There is no charge for this program, however space is limited and advance registration is required. Return this form by EMAIL: angela.petro@americanbar.org OR FAX: 202.662.1529 OR MAIL: Angela Petro, ABA Section of Administrative Law, 740 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.
    CLE: There is NO CLE Credit available for this program.
    Special Needs: Please contact Angela Petro at 202-662-1582 or angela.petro@americanbar.org to request accommodation for any special needs no later than May 7, 2013.

Thursday, 16 May 2013 - Denver, CO - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter visits the Disaster Management Institute's "Center for Simulation"

AFIO BulletThe Institute's Center is located at 9235 E 10th Dr, Building 859 Room 911, Denver, CO. This is a joint meeting of the AFIO and Denver INFRAGARD. There are seating limitations of 45 seats so we will accept reservations on a first come first serve basis. There will be no lunch at this facility... it will be lunch on your own outside the Center for Simulation, since they have no cafeteria. The Center for Simulation is the first of its kind in the world for training and preparing first responders in full immersion learning environments. Since its inception in 2005 the center has grown to include a complete home, bar, street scene, hazardous material/refinery, hoarder house, underground space and the Disaster Management Institute (DMI). The DMI is a state of the art emergency operations center with multiple cable and satellite feeds, Web-EOC, smart boards, a star board, video cubes and a touch table. Each space has multiple cameras and global sound. Every training is recorded and a DVD can be created live or the video feeds can be stored on servers for playback options. Currently the Center and DMI have active training relationships with working professionals from local, state, federal and Department of Defense assets in addition to students from several educational institutions. You will receive directions when you RSVP to Warren Gerig at warren@asia.com.

16 May 2013, 12.30-2.30 PM - Los Angeles, CA - AFIO LA Chapter hears Dr. Fadi Essmaeel of US Congress on Homeland Security & Emergency Management challenges in Southern California and the evolving role of intelligence

AFIO BulletDr. Fadi Essmaeel from the U.S. Congress will be addressing the AFIO L.A. Chapter on the topic of Homeland Security & Emergency Management challenges in Southern California and the evolving role of intelligence. Meeting Location: LAPD Ahmanson Training Center RM 1G 5651 W. Manchester Blvd. • Los Angeles, CA 90045
Please RSVP for your attendance and access to the facility: AFIO_LA@yahoo.com
Dr. Fadi Essmaeel serves as HS Director for US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of the CA-48th District and as Chairman, of the Training and Exercise Subcommittee of the Central CA Area Maritime Security Committee. He is a physician, former officer with the IDF and a human rights activist. As first responder and incident commander he handled numerous incidents that took place against the backdrop of key historical landmarks such as the South-Lebanon conflict, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the ensuing waves of violence. For 13 years, Dr. Essmaeel has offered free-of-charge educational programs for HS/EM officials resulting in delivery of more than a 100,000 professional training hours in myriad subjects. Trainees represent all government jurisdictions and a wide variety of private sector industries. During the early 2000's he also initiated an ongoing nation-wide digital information-sharing campaign during which terabytes of information have already been disseminated including: manuals, handbooks, guidelines, best practices, procedures, training materials, course calendars etc. Central to his duties, he facilitates trouble-shooting for response-agencies as they interact with the federal government and has supervised more than 2000 constituent-cases with HHS/DoD/DHS/DOJ. Dr. Essmaeel voluntarily mentors and tutors first responders and their training managers in diverse jurisdictions across the United States. He operates the SOCAL Training and Knowledge Network (STAK-Net) service for HS/EM.

19 May 2013 - Tysons Corner, VA - NMIA/NMIF Awards Banquet

NMIA hosts event that recognizes outstanding performance by civilian, enlisted, and officer military intelligence professionals. Recognition goes to individuals from all the Services, the Guard and Reserves, and the Military Intelligence Agencies. Selections for the awards are made by NMIA/NMIF in conjunction with the Service Intelligence Chiefs and the Directors of the DOD Intelligence Agencies. Attendees at the banquet will include members of the IC and senior representatives of the Military Intelligence Organizations.

23 - 24 May 2013 - Fort Meade, MD - Schorreck Memorial Lectures at National Cryptologic Museum

---Thursday, May 23 - 1000-1200: "Understanding the Allied Approach to Radio Intelligence in the Pacific Theatre during World War II"

---Friday, May 24 - 0930-1130: "The Thought Behind High-level Cryptological Discovery, 1930-1945"

The Center for Cryptologic History is pleased to announce the upcoming 2013 Henry F. Schorreck Memorial Lecture. The Schorreck Lecture is a series of historical lectures named in honor of the former NSA Historian. It is presented annually by preeminent scholars who address cryptologic issues with an historical perspective. Previous talks have been delivered by scholars in the field such as David Kahn, Christopher Andrew, John Ferris, and Stephen Budiansky.

The speaker this year will be Dr. Peter W. Donovan (image at left), of the Department of Mathematics, University of New South Wales, Australia. A renowned expert in several subfields of mathematics, as well as on cryptologic history, Dr. Donovan has conducted some of the most innovative and path-breaking work to date on the Allied effort to break Japanese encipherment systems in use during WWII. He will be presenting two separate lectures detailing the cipher war in the Pacific, including revelations about the weaknesses in the Japanese naval codes that the Allies exploited, all of which led to dramatic successes on the battlefield.

These talks are free and open to the public. They will be held in the Magic Room of the National Cryptologic Museum.  For more information about this event, please contact the Center at 301-688-2336 or history@nsa.gov.

23 May 2013, 11:30am - 3 pm - McLean, VA - DIA Forum hosts Tom Dowling on "The Arab-Israeli Mess."

Tom Dowling will speak on "The Arab-Israeli Mess." Tom is a retired Foreign Service Officer with 30 years of experience working mostly in or on the Middle East. He served in Iran from 1976 to 1978 and worked on the State Department working group during the revolution. Later, he was consul in charge in Dubai from 1980 to 1982. From 1996 to 2002, he served as deputy director and acting director of Department of State/Bureau of Intelligence and Research for Near East and South East Asia. For the life of the 9-11 Commission, he worked on this commission as a professional staff member of a group responsible for tracing the origins of Al Qaeda. Summer before last, Tom helped organize and spoke twice at an Intelligence Community seminar on Iran.
He has been a faculty member at the National Intelligence University since 1998 and taught courses on Middle East for Intel Analysts, Islam in Modern World and Operational Capability Analysis, which he was instrumental in its development. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hunter College City University of New York with a BA in Political Science. Other degrees include a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University and a Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College. Tom graduated from the Foreign Service Institute Long Term (two years) Arabic Language Training Course.
Location: The Defense Intelligence Forum meets at Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA
RSVP by 22 May 2013 to diforum@diaalumni.org. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses.
Fee: $29 payable to DIAA, Inc

31 May 2013, 7 pm - Washington, DC - The ESP in Espionage: An Evening with Alain Nu, The Man Who Knows - at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsWhen 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. Complimentary light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
For more information or to purchase tickets please visit: www.spymuseum.org

31 May - 12 June 2013 - NYC to England - "The Spying Game: The Cold War and Cambridge" aboard the Queen Mary 2, with Intelligence Expert Nigel West

Immerse yourself in the shadowy underworld of international espionage with renowned author and intelligence expert Nigel West. Learn the truth behind the acronyms of the CIA, SOE, NKVD and KGB, as well as the role of "sleeper agents," the secret VENONA project and the race for atomic power. Aboard the elite Queen Mary 2, gain intimate vantages into the post-World War II geopolitical, ideological and economic struggles that shaped the world today. Highlights • Gain expert insight into Yalta, the Manhattan Project and the greatest secret of the Cold War: VENONA. • Visit Bletchley Park, home to the Enigma machine and historic headquarters of secret British code-breaking in World War II. • At colleges associated with the Cambridge Five, learn how a group of undergraduates became a famous Soviet spy ring. Activity Notes Walking up to two miles per day. Itinerary Summary Arrival New York City, N.Y., 1 night; embark Queen Mary 2, 7 nights; disembark, Cambridge, 4 nights; departure.
For more information or to book your participation: visit www.roadscholar.org and select Program #14569

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2 - 14 June 2013 - Charlottesville, VA - UVA 21st National Security Law Institute June 2013 Training Program

Each summer for the past two decades, the University of Virginia Law School's Center for National Security Law has run a highly intensive training program during the first two weeks of June. While primarily aimed at helping to prepare law professors to teach in the field, the program is also open to government lawyers from the United States and abroad. Classes are taught by some of the leading scholars and practitioners in the field, including the directors of the UVA center and of similar national security law centers at Duke and Georgetown.

The 2013 Institute will take place at the University of Virginia School of Law between June 2 and June 14. The deadline for applications is April 12, but applications may be submitted at any time before then. The $1950.00 tuition fee covers lodging during the seminar as well as books and other reading materials. Participants are responsible for their travel to and from Charlottesville and meals other than lunches during the two-week period.

Whether you are new to the field and need a broad overview of some of the most important issues, or are looking to update your expertise and take advantage of the networking opportunities the Institute offers, you will find it both an enjoyable and a rewarding educational experience.

Wednesday, 05 June 2013, noon - Washington, DC - "Global Terrorism, Espionage, and Cybersecurity Monthly Update," at the International Spy Museum

This noontime, no cost presentation is done in partnership with the CI Centre, to provide an opportunity to be the first to learn of the most current worldwide happenings in the field of intelligence and terrorism. Drawn from the Centre’s SPYPEDIA™, the most comprehensive source of espionage information in the world. Each update covers important events and information which may not be reported by mainstream media outlets; such as, espionage penetrations and arrests, cyber espionage reporting, and terrorist events. Briefings led by CI Centre founder David Major will include trend analysis and coverage of new emerging issues of value to the intelligence and security professional and individuals with an interest in national security matters. Major will also highlight and review, as appropriate, new books and reports to keep you current with breaking developments in the national security arena. Tickets: Free! No registration required.

Friday, 07 June 2013 1 - 3 p.m. - Washington, DC - LTC Shaffer pens new book - this time, a novel. Hear more at International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsLt. Col. Tony Shaffer made headlines when his memoir, Operation Dark Heart,which faced DoD concerns over all the classified material it included. Almost 10,000 copies of Operation Dark Heart were destroyed after being purchased for $47,000 by the Defense Department, which contended that the uncensored version threatened national security and put U.S. soldiers in danger.
Now Shaffer returns with round two: The Last Line, using a safer, less controversial novel format which is rooted in the world of espionage, government power, and betrayal. The theme: Mexico is descending into anarchy, the drug cartels have kicked up the heat, allying with Hezbollah and the Iranian secret service in a plot aimed at the destruction of the U.S. As Teller races to unravel the plot, he discovers that the most dangerous and pernicious enemies are not bloodthirsty drug lords, but a terrifying and treasonous cabal within the U.S. government itself. Both books will be available to purchase at the signing. Tickets: Free! No registration required. Further info at www.spymuseum.org

Saturday, 08 June 2013, 1 - 3 pm - Washington, DC - Jason Mathews, former CIA NCS, discusses his tradecraft-filled novel, Red Sparrow, at the International Spy Museum Store

International Spy Museum eventsJason Matthews, a former officer in CIA's National Clandestine Service, spent 33 years in multiple overseas locations and engaged in clandestine collection of national security intelligence, specializing in denied area operations. Matthews conducted recruitment operations against Soviet-East European, East Asian, Middle Eastern, and Caribbean targets and, as Chief in various CIA Stations, managed covert action projects against the WMD programs of the world's Rogue States and collaborated with foreign liaison partners in CT operations. In this novel, Matthews creates an atmosphere of colorful characters focused on present-day Russia, where Putin's influence is omnipresent. Utilizing from-the-headlines topics (Russia as an unstable superpower led by an autocratic and power-mad Putin), and plenty of tradecraft (thumb-drive surveillance worms, traceable Russian spy-dust, futuristic space-based weapons systems), and thrilling international locales (Moscow, Helsinki, Athens, Rome, and Washington, D.C.) this proves to be an engaging beach or airplane read. Tickets: Free! No registration required. Further info at www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 11am - 2pm - Albuquerque, NM - The AFIO New Mexico Chapter to Discuss Current Intel Issues

AFIO Bullet11:00 AM: Arrive, socialize, order lunch 11:45 Meeting Program. Location: Lunch at "The Egg & I" (Menaul just East of Louisiana).
Questions to B.E. Pete Bostwick, Jr., President, AFIO Tom Smith New Mexico Chapter, 436 Chimaja Rd., Corrales NM 87048; Tel: 505-898-2649 or email him at foreigndevil@yahoo.com

12 June 2013, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor: Nazi Spy? at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsWhen King Edward VIII abdicated the English thrown in December 1936 to marry Wallis Simpson, the world was agog. And many feared the political implications of a former king on the loose. What would these notorious lovers do? Would they attempt to influence world affairs? It seemed that the worst nightmare of many observers was coming to pass when photos of the two gleefully gladhanding Hitler appeared in 1937. During World War II, the former King was given governorship of the Bahamas - a post that those in-the-know rightly considered a form of exile. But just how dangerous were they? Amanda A. Ohlke, Adult Education Director at the International Spy Museum, will overview the most serious accusations and credit or debunk them. Much is made of secret files and gossip, but this June, the 76th anniversary of their controversial marriage, find out the truth about Wallis and Edward. After the presentation, toast the famed couple's marriage with some bubbly and trade a quip with the Baltimore-born Duchess. The Duchess, as brought to life by historical enactor Emily Lapisardi, will answer to some of the most heinous accusations in the spirit of Mrs. Simpson.
Space is limited - advance registration required! For more information or to purchase tickets please visit: www.spymuseum.org

14 June 2013, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - Surveillance 201 with Eric O'Neill - Spy School Workshop at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsWhat 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! For more information or to purchase tickets please visit: www.spymuseum.org

14 June 2013, 7 - 8:30 pm - Arlington, VA - 15 Minutes with "POTUS" Briefing Competition Final Presentation at Founders Hall, George Mason University - No Charge To Attend.

15 Minutes with "POTUS" takes place at Founders Hall, George Mason University, Arlington, VA. This Policy Briefing Competition enters the Final Stage. The three finalists now will display their briefing skills to high-level policymakers.
They were assigned to imagine that they are policy analysts at the National Security Council. They have been asked to prepare a decision memo for the President. The President has allocated 15 minutes for their briefing

The three great finalists will be presenting policy briefs to Chuck Robb, Michael Hayden, and Janine Davidson. POTUS - played by The Honorable Charles S. Robb, former U.S. Senator (D-VA); National Security Advisor - played by General Michael V. Hayden, former director, CIA and NSA; Secretary of Defense - played by Dr. Janine Davidson, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Plans.
There is no charge to attend.

AFIO members may like to attend to cheer-on and encourage these students and other attendees, and to meet the presidential stand-ins.

15 Minutes with POTUS is hosted by George Mason School of Public Policy, in Founders Hall Auditorium, Friday, June 14, 2013, 7 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT) Arlington, VA.

18 June 2013, 1130am - 2pm - McLean, VA - The Defense Intelligence Forum hears Hon. James Longley, Jr. on Congressional Relations with Intel Community

The Honorable James B. Longley, Jr. will speak on Congressional Relations with the Intel Community. Longley is an attorney, Marine Corps veteran, communicator and long-standing analyst who uses this diverse background in law, business, the military, politics, Media and government to provide a clearer understanding of some the critical and complicated issues confronting the federal government. As a member of the famous, "Gingrich Congress" (1995-1997) and House Armed Services Committee, he was one of six members who, well in advance of 9/11, self-funded the House Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare. He was also a founder on the House Shipbuilding Caucus and participated in a number of matters of intense interest to the armed services and the intelligence community, especially in the area of acquisition.
Event location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA
RSVP by 17 June 2013 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 lunch selection.
FEE: Pay at the door with a check for $29pp payable to DIAA, Inc.
Check is preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payments are discouraged.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 10am - 3pm - Baltimore, MD - TECHEXPO Hiring Event For Cleared Personnel
Location: BWI Marriott - 1743 West Nursery Road.
ACTIVE SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED
Invitation For Security-Cleared Professionals. New career opportunities await you at the Nation's leading hiring events for Security-Cleared Professionals at TECHEXPO Top Secret's June events. Opportunities available in Information Technology, Cyber Security, Engineering, Aerospace, Telecom, Project Management, Intelligence, Operations, Homeland Security, Research & much more.
Please forward this invitation to your Security-Cleared colleagues & friends.

21-23 June 2013 - Athens, Greece - IIHA and RIEAS 2013 Annual Conference on "Intelligence in the Mediterranean and the Balkans."

International Intelligence History Association [IIHA] and Research Institute for European and American Studies [RIEAS] host 2013 Annual Conference at Titania Hotel, Athens.
The birthplace of Western civilization, the Mediterranean region has seen the rise and fall of empires, numerous conflicts and wars, and more than three thousand years of intelligence operations. Today, the Mediterranean and Balkans regions are undergoing profound regional transformations, in the aftermaths of the 1990s Balkans wars and the more recent 'Arab Spring' revolutions. Recent events in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Turkey, as well as older and still ongoing conflicts such as the Arab-Israeli and Turkish-Greek-Cypriot conflicts, highlight the strategic importance of the Mediterranean on the one hand and the fragility of its current regional order on the other. Intelligence played a key part in conflicts, diplomacy and peace efforts in these regions.
The 2013 Annual Conference of the International Intelligence History Association (IIHA), conducted together with the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS), aims to explore past, current and future roles of intelligence in the Mediterranean and Balkans regions. We invite paper proposals dealing with every aspect of intelligence services, operations and activities relevant to the Mediterranean and/or Balkans regions, of any time period, from Alexander the Great to the present day, including also the role of intelligence in proactively maintaining peace and security in the region. Both historical and contemporary papers are welcomed. The conference theme this year is broad, both in terms of the periods covered and of the focus of papers: this will provide for wide ranging discussions and a variety of themes relating to intelligence in these regions and beyond. We especially encourage paper proposals from young researchers and doctoral students as well as from established scholars and former practitioners.
Submission and deadline
Please submit your paper proposal abstract (200-300 words) and your short CV by email to the IIHA Executive Director at a_abelmann@yahoo.com
Please also indicate if you wish to make use of a PowerPoint presentation. The deadline for paper proposal submissions is 15 March 2013. Acceptance notifications will go out by mid April. Publication of Papers: Conference speakers are encouraged to submit their paper in the form of an article to the association's Journal of Intelligence History (JIH) within two months after the conference to be peer reviewed for possible publication.

Conference details (as PDF) are here.

Further information available from John M Nomikos, Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS), Director Editor, Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence (JMBI), Athens, Greece. RIEAS: www.rieas.gr

22 June 2013, 2:30 pm - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine meets to hear Martha Peterson, former CIA Ops Officer, describe her arrest, interrogation by KGB

AFIO BulletGuest speaker will be Martha D. Peterson, who retired from CIA after a 32-year career as an operations officer. Martha describes what it was like to be a CIA Operations Officer assigned to Moscow during the Cold War and be arrested and interrogated by the KGB. Peterson has written The Widow Spy: My CIA Journey from the Jungles of Laos to Prison in Moscow (Wilmington: Red Canary Press, $18.95 paperback).
Event will be held at the Brick Store Museum Progam Center in Kennebunk, Maine. Further information available at 207-967-4298.

Saturday 22 June 2013 - Milford, MA - AFIO New England Chapter hosts John J. Strauchs at their Summer Meeting

AFIO BulletSchedule: Registration & gathering, 1000 - 1130, Membership meeting 1130 - 1200; Luncheon at 1200 followed by keynote speaker John J. Strauchs; Adjournment at 2:30PM.
Our afternoon speaker is John J. Strauchs.  His presentation is titled: The 1993 Bombing of the World Trade Center:  The Wellspring of Counterterrorism Planning for Public Buildings
John Strauchs was the chief security engineering consultant for the World Trade Center following the 1993 bombing. John will discuss the risk assessment that was conducted for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in May 1994 and, despite comments to the contrary by political and news media pundits, that the possibility of the deliberate crashing of an aircraft into the towers was considered. He will reveal the many security innovations that were developed for the World Trade Center, as well as lessons learned - both good and bad - and how the 1993 bombing changed life in America and how we live and work today.  The resultant security systems design consisted of more than 1000 security design drawings and an initial security construction budget of $54 million.
Note, as this meeting is a one day event we have not made any hotel arrangements.
Advance reservations are $25.00 per person.  We can no longer accept walk-ins.  Emails regarding your plans to attend will be accepted if you are late meeting the deadline.  These must be sent to Mr. Arthur Hulnick no later than 7 days prior to the event. Location: Courtyard by Marriott in Milford, Mass. Hotel website is here.
********Luncheon reservations must be made by 12 June 2013. ************** Mail your check and the reservation form to:  Mr. Arthur Hulnick, 216 Summit Avenue # E102, Brookline, MA 02446 or contact him at hlnk@aol.com Questions to afionechapter@gmail.com

Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 10am - 3pm - Arlington, VA - TECHEXPO Hiring Event For Cleared Personnel
Location: The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City - 1250 South Hayes Street
ACTIVE SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED. Invitation For Security-Cleared Professionals
New career opportunities await you at the Nation's leading hiring events for Security-Cleared Professionals at TECHEXPO Top Secret's June events. Opportunities available in Information Technology, Cyber Security, Engineering, Aerospace, Telecom, Project Management, Intelligence, Operations, Homeland Security, Research & much more.
Please forward this invitation to your Security-Cleared colleagues & friends.

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Tuesday, 02 July 2013, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - George Washington's Long Island Spy Ring: The Secret History of History, at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsBy the summer of 1776 George Washington had suffered two disastrous defeats. New York was in the hands of the British and Long Island was controlled by Loyalists. Washington was in desperate need of good intelligence and created his Culper Spy Ring to operate on Long Island. Join Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan, curator of the Three Village Historical Society exhibit, Spies! How A Group of Long Island Patriots Helped General Washington Win the Revolution, as she reveals how the five "Culpers" gathered information about British military activity on Long Island and in Manhattan and sent it to General Washington despite constant danger. You will be fascinated by the story and accomplishments of Robert Townsend, Abraham Woodhull, Austin Roe, Caleb Brewster, and Anna Smith Strong.
Tickets: $10

6 - 18 July 2013 - NYC - London Excursion - "Theater and Espionage: Complementary Arts of Illusion" aboard the Queen Mary 2 with Nigel West and Giles Ramsay, hosts.

The worlds of theater and espionage may seem unrelated, but their core elements - acting, plots and intelligence - intertwine beautifully. With theater and intelligence experts, Giles Ramsay and Nigel West, get a first hand look at London's theatre scene and immerse yourself in the history and literature of espionage. Highlights • Learn about the first and second Cambridge spy rings and the role of Christopher Marlow in Elizabethan espionage. • Look at the facts behind the fiction of Frederick Forsythe and Ian Fleming. • In London enjoy two top theatre performances. Activity Notes Program cost excludes two lunches to enjoy on your own. Ability to stand and walk from three blocks to one mile over the course of a field trip. Itinerary Summary Arrival New York City, N.Y., 1 night; embark Queen Mary 2, 7 nights; disembark Southampton (England), coach to London, 4 nights; coach to London, departure
For more information visit www.roadscholar.org and seek Program #19444.

7-10 July 2013 - Dungarvan, Ireland- 3rd Annual Global Intelligence Forum - "Preparing Intelligence Analysts for the 21st Century" - Hosted by Mercyhurst University

Mercyhurst Ireland ConferenceJoin us in Dungarvan, Ireland for a very special worldwide gathering of intelligence professionals, academics, and decision makers.
Preparing Intelligence Analysts for the 21st Century is the theme of the conference. The Global Forum continues down the path of intelligence innovation and discovery we embarked on in July 2010. Then, we began by exploring the nature of analysis and its application in various intelligence professions. Later, in 2011, we discussed the interaction between the intelligence analyst/practitioner and the decision-maker. In July 2013 we hope to continue to build bridges between practitioners and scholars within intelligence related professions, and discuss emerging 21st century intelligence best practices.
This year's forum will center on the greater shift the intelligence analysis field must make to account for a changing world. Panelists and contributors from the national security, law enforcement, business and academic communities will discuss the emerging trends and the necessary steps intelligence practitioners must take to address 21st century problems.

NOTE NEW EVENT LOCATION - 10 July 2013, 10 am - Laurel, MD - The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation Summer Program features Dr. Melvin Goodman discussing "National Insecurity"

Dr. Melvin A. Goodman, former senior CIA analyst, author and senior fellow at the Center for International Policy [currently serving as an adjunct professor of government at Johns Hopkins University] will be discussing his latest book, National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism. Goodman gained an exceptional knowledge of national security while serving under every Administration from Johnson to Bush, Sr. Mr. Goodman decries that the Government's persistent misdirection of power stems from its dependency on the military-industrial complex. He believes that allowing the military to dominate national security is both exorbitant and ineffective in results. He offers a prescription for curbing the costs, calling for diplomacy as a better tool for dealing with foreign policy issues such as North Korea, Iran, and Syria. In his book he contends, "The United States must abandon its notion of 'exceptionalism' which has led this country to gratuitously deploy military forces overseas to advance U.S. values." Mr. Goodman is an exciting, provocative speaker with strong views and thoughts on the last two Administrations' handling of major crisis areas challenging the U.S. These will be vexing issues for some that will more than likely lead to a lively Q&A session. We hope you can join us for this exciting program. A book signing and lunch will follow the presentation.

The Program fees are $40 [NCMF members $15] which includes lunch and a year's membership in the Foundation. You may register and pay online at Network for Good Site or make your check payable to NCMF, PO Box 1682, Fort George G Meade, MD 20755-3682. Questions? Contact cryptmf@aol.com.
NEW Location: the program will be held at the Patuxent Greens Country Club, 14415 Greenview Dr, Laurel, MD 20708, (301) 776-5533. Location and Directions are here: http://goo.gl/maps/zeBw1

Wednesday, 10 July 2013, noon-1:15 p.m. - Washington, DC - Global Terrorism, Espionage, and Cyber Security monthly update by David Major

International Spy Museum events Presented in partnership with the CI Centre, these monthly briefings will provide you with the opportunity to be the first to learn of the most current worldwide happenings in the field of intelligence and terrorism. Drawn from the Centre's SPYPEDIA™, the most comprehensive source of espionage information in the world, each Update will cover important events and information which may not be reported by mainstream media outlets. Such as: espionage penetrations and arrests, cyber espionage reporting, and terrorist events. Briefings led by CI Centre founder David Major will include trend analysis and coverage of new emerging issues of value to the intelligence and security professional and individuals with an interest in national security matters. Major will also highlight and review, as appropriate, new books and reports to keep you current with breaking developments in the national security arena.

For more information please visit or RSVP to Meaghan.Smith@cicentre.com or call (240) 281-1627.

Thursday, 11 July 2013, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO - The Rocky Mountain Chapter presents Don Shannon, FBI  Supervisory Special Agent In Charge of Southern Colorado Joint Terrorism Task Force

AFIO BulletThe Rocky Mountain Chapter presents Don Shannon, FBI Supervisory Special Agent In Charge of Southern Colorado Joint Terrorism Task Force.  SSA Don Shannon will talk on his trip to Thailand.  This event will take place a week before normal meetings to allow for scheduling issues again... 11 July 13.  To be held at The Inn at Palmer Divide, 443 S. Highway 105 Palmer Lake, CO, Exit 161 westbound off I-25, West on Highway 105.  Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net

Thursday, 11 July 2013, 6:30 p.m. - Washington, DC - Sex(pionage): Spies, Lies, and Naked Thighs, at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsThe weather isn't the only steamy thing at the Spy Museum this summer!
Think July is hot? Wait til you hear these sultry tales of sex and spies. If you have access to secrets or influential VIP's, you might just find yourself the victim of one of the oldest tricks of the trade: sexpionage. From ancient intrigues to Anna Chapman, spies, counterspies, and terrorists often conduct their undercover activities under the covers! International Spy Museum Board Member and intelligence historian H. Keith Melton will reveal how seduction is used as a tool to attract and manipulate assets, to coerce and compromise targets, and to control spies in both reality and fiction. Featuring authentic sexual entrapment videos and technical details of the infamous Russian "honey traps," Melton will tell all about the spies who stop at nothing to get their man or woman!
Guests will enjoy a complimentary cocktail as they gather essential knowledge for handling any questionable or suspicious relationship.
Adult material - 18 and older strictly enforced. Tickets: $25

Tuesday 16 July 2013, 8:30 am to 4 pm EDT - Virginia Beach, VA - Combating Corporate Espionage, a Cyber Counterespionage Event Comes to Virginia

Businesses today are in real danger of espionage, both technical and physical, and knowing how to protect against these dangers could make all the difference. SpearTip, LLC, a cyber counterespionage and counterintelligence firm, is sponsoring this event alongside CI Centre and ComSec, LLC on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in Virginia Beach, VA. "Combating Corporate Espionage" Protecting Your Organization From "Spies, Hacks & Taps" is a chance to participate with likeminded counterintelligence experts as they share ways to help protect organizations from foreign and domestic, corporate, cyber, and electronic espionage attacks. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. EDT.
Jarrett Kolthoff, President / CEO of SpearTip, LLC has 20 years of experience in the Information Security field. As a former Special Agent - U.S. Army Counterintelligence, he has experience in cyber investigations, counterintelligence, and Fusion Cell analysis that assist SpearTip’s clients to identify, assess, neutralize, and exploit threats leveled against their corporation. His civil casework includes investigations in anti-trust lawsuits, embezzlement, collusion, theft of intellectual property, and corporate espionage. He has testified in civil cases as an expert computer forensic witness in depositions in U.S. Federal Court - Eastern District of Missouri and has acted as a liaison between companies and law enforcement agencies. Jarrett led assignments throughout the United States with both national and international corporations. He continues to serve his community as an Adjunct Professor at Webster University, and through membership with the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), Espionage Research Institute International (ERII), and board membership as past-President of the St. Louis InfraGard Chapter and the St. Louis Chapter of the International High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA).
David G. Major, President of CI Centre, is a retired Senior FBI Supervisory Special Agent. David’s skills and abilities propelled him to being named as the first FBI official assigned to the National Security Council. He served as the Director, Intelligence and Counterintelligence Programs in 1985 and 1986, and briefed and advised President Reagan on counterintelligence matters. He worked with the FBI in counterintelligence and counterterrorism for 24 years and for over 38 years David has been a student, practitioner, and lecturer on CI and CT. David Major has made a life-long commitment to the practice and study of counterintelligence and its subset, counterterrorism, making him one of the nation's top experts on the subject. His views and advice are sought out by the government, private companies, and national and international media. 
J.D. LeaSure, President / CEO, of ComSec, LLC has over 24 years of experience in counterintelligence operations ranging from both HUMINT and Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) in both governmental and private sectors. J.D. is one of the few U.S. practitioners who maintains the internationally recognized Certified Counterespionage Information Security Management Certification (CCISM). J.D. also leads SpearTip’s Cyber TSCM, counterintelligence, and counterespionage consulting services. J.D. possesses extensive training, knowledge, and experience in the identification of eavesdropping devices, espionage detection methods and the intelligence collection tactics most often employed by global perpetrators of electronic espionage. He has traveled the globe to provide counterespionage advisory services to businesses, corporate counsels, chief executives, government agencies, non-profit organizations, celebrities, and high net worth clients. He continues to serve his country as the Director of Espionage Research Institute International (ERII).
Registration for the seminar costs $45. This includes access to all presentations, question and answer sessions, and a networking lunch.

16 July 2013, 11:30am - 2 pm - McLean, VA - "Counter Surveillance: Keeping Your Secrets Your Own" by Jeffrey Berkey at DIAA Forum

Mr. Jeffrey Alan Berkey will speak on "Counter surveillance: Keeping Your Secrets Your Own." This presentation will discuss how tools often associated with securing our personal safety can also be used by individuals for nefarious purposes. This discussion will consider the range of the surveillance threat and tools used to provide counter surveillance and privacy protection. This needed protection is obtained by considering the following: The Environment, The Surveillance Consciousness, Counter surveillance Resources, and Recognized Objectives. He will bring some devices and provide handouts to provide a clearer understanding of this threat.
He is a Human Resources Manager for Professional Maintenance of Indiana which works in conjunction with American Sound Masking. These companies provide commercial and industrial sound reduction devices for business applications and distribute Electronic Surveillance Countermeasures devices for the U.S. Department of Defense, Homeland Security and U.S. Embassies Worldwide. Mr. Berkey received a B.A. degree from Bob Jones University and is enrolled in an MBA program at the University of Indianapolis.
Make reservations by 15 July 2013 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 their luncheon selection.
Event 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 11:30 AM, lunch at 12:00 PM. Pay at the door with a check for $29.00 per person, payable to DIAA, Inc. Check is preferred, but will accept cash; however. Credit card payment are discouraged.

Thursday, 18 July 2013, noon - Washington, DC - Spy Lost: Caught Between the KGB and the FBI, at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum events In this memoir of espionage and deceit Kaarlo Tuomi, a Finnish American who had returned to the Soviet Union in 1933, tells of his recruitment by the KGB after World War II. Because he was born in Michigan, Tuomi had the most prized possessions that Soviet espionage could ask for: an American passport and native fluency in English. The KGB trained Tuomi and sent him back to the United States in the late 1950s as a sleeper agent but the FBI quickly identified him and turned him back against his handlers, using him to feed disinformation into the Soviet Union. John Earl Haynes, historian of Communism in America and Soviet espionage, and editor of this memoir, will recount the gripping story of this Finnish American caught between the KGB and the FBI. Join the author for an informal chat and book signing.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. See www.spymuseum.org

25 July 2013, 12:30 - 2:30pm - Los Angeles, CA - David Glazier speaks on "Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Law" at AFIO LA Chapter

AFIO BulletThe Los Angeles Chapter of AFIO will host an open forum discussion on the use of Drones & Target Assessment in the 21st Century battlefield. David Glazier will provide a legal overview analysis of the use of drones with a counterpoint view provided by an individual from the IC known to the chapter as ‘Coop.’
Location: LAPD ARTC 5651 W Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Please RSVP for attendance: AFIO_LA@yahoo.com

25-26 July 2013 - Fairfax, VA - Workshop on Terrorism Analysis at George Mason University

FAS Senior Fellow on State and Non-State Threats Mr. Charles Blair will be hosting a workshop at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, titled Terrorism Analysis: Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodologies and Tools on July 25-26, 2013.
This non-credit course introduces participants to a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodologies for the study of terrorism and learn how to create and utilize analytical tools for preventing, preparing for, responding to, or predicting terrorism.
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Early Bird Rate- register by July 15, 2013: $600.00
1 Continuing Ed Units awarded
If you are interested, please sign up as soon as possible. For more information or to register online, visit the course's page. Direct any questions about the course to Charles P. Blair at cblair@fas.org

26 July 2013 - Washington, DC - Commencement Speaker at National Intelligence University's Graduation Ceremony is James R. Clapper, Jr., Director of National Intelligence

The Honorable James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) will deliver the commencement address to National Intelligence University graduates on Friday, July 26, 2013. The commencement is the closing event in the University's 50th Anniversary year and coincidentally marks the 50th anniversary of Director Clapper's intelligence career: he was first commissioned as an Air Force intelligence officer in 1963.
NIU President Dr. David Ellison expects to present diplomas to approximately 250 graduating students from around the Intelligence Community as they cross the stage to receive one of the University's three degrees: Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence, Master of Science and Technology Intelligence, or Bachelor of Science in Intelligence.
The National Intelligence University is a federal degree-granting institution whose main campus is located in Washington, DC. Its alumni are past, present and future leaders in the intelligence and national security communities and in the private sector. Notable alumni include a former Director of National Intelligence; former directors of DIA, CIA, NSA, and NGA; former heads of military intelligence and a growing number of senior government executives and corporate leaders. For more information, visit www.ni-u.edu

27 July - 1 August 2013 - Las Vegas, NV - The Black Hat USA 2013 Cyber Conference

Black Hat USA is the most intensely technical and relevant global information security event in the world, encouraging collaboration between academia, leaders in the public and private sectors, and world-class researchers. Nowhere else will you experience the same caliber of conversations and continuing education, within a strictly vendor-neutral environment. Each year, the brightest minds in security come together in Las Vegas for six days of learning, networking and high-intensity skills building.
Back for its 16th year, the Black Hat USA Briefings and Trainings will take place July 27-August 1, 2013 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Saturday, 3 August 2013, 11:30 am - Melbourne, FL - "When Clerics Say Kill" the topic at the AFIO Satellite Chapter Meeting

AFIO BulletThe topic will be "When Clerics Say Kill" and the speaker will be Don White. He asks: How do devout, intelligent, educated, religious leaders drift from their core beliefs to the point of ordering the deaths of innocent people? What do they look for in recruiting a suicide bomber? Could it happen here in America in significant numbers?
Meeting being held at: the Indian River Colony Club's At Ease Club, starting at 11:30 AM. Questions or to register contact Bobbie Keith, 321 777 5561 or email her at bobbie6769@juno.com

Saturday, 10 August 2013 - Orange Park, FL - North Florida Chapter hears from J. Perry Smith, a CIA Field Operative/FBI Senior Executive.

AFIO BulletOur upcoming meeting is to be held on Saturday, August 10th, at the Country Club of Orange Park, starting at 11:00 am.
Our guest speaker will be the same gentleman who was scheduled for the May 11th meeting, and his bio is repeated below because it certainly deserves air time:
We have a most unique guest speaker for the occasion, J. Perry Smith, who is currently serving as Canon Pastor at St. John's Cathedral in Jacksonville.
But that's just the tip of the iceberg of a most unusual and diverse career. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1944, but spent his early childhood in West Virginia and California.
In the early 1960s, he tried his hand at bullfighting in Mexico, life as a Trappist monk at The Abbey of Gethsemani near Bardstown, Kentucky, with Thomas Merton, and in 1967-68, he went to war in Vietnam.
Perry did what few people have ever done. He was a CIA field operative for eight years, then left the agency and ultimately became a senior executive FBI Agent. His CIA story will appeal to those interested in an insider's perspective, spy versus spy, set mostly in Mexico, Central America and Europe during the Cold War.
His 22 years of experience as an FBI Agent give a rare opportunity to see how one of the world's most secretive organizations actually operates. Then, even more rare, he became an Episcopal priest.
On September 11, 2001, Perry Smith was reading in the courtyard at the Virginia Theological Seminary when he heard an explosion and felt the ground shake. Just eleven days earlier he had retired from the FBI. The antiterrorism unit had been his last assignment. Now he was studying to become an Episcopal priest.
Perry lived in Spain and Latin America for many years and is an enthusiastic Hispanist, fluent in Spanish and a frequent traveler to Spain.
Incidentally, he will be bringing copies of his book The Unlikely Priest to the meeting if you are interested in purchasing one.
PLEASE RSVP TO QUIEL BEGONIA AT qbegonia@comcast.net or call him at (904) 545-9549, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Spouses, kin and guests (especially eligible ones!) are cordially invited.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, noon - Washington, DC - The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines, at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum events When 26 Army nurses and medics - part of the 807th Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron - boarded a transport plane in November, 1943, they never anticipated the crash landing in Nazi-occupied Albania that would lead to their months-long struggle for survival. The group dodged bullets and battled blinding winter storms as they climbed mountains and fought to survive, aided by courageous villagers who risked death at Nazi hands as well as Britain's Special Operations Executive (SOE) and the American OSS. Join author Cate Lineberry, a former writer and editor for Smithsonian Magazine, for this mesmerizing tale of World War II courage and heroism.
Join the author for an informal chat and book signing.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. See www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 14 August, 2013, noon - Washington, DC - Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Monthly Update, at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsPresented in partnership with the CI Centre, these monthly briefings will provide you with the opportunity to be the first to learn of the most current worldwide happenings in the field of intelligence and terrorism. Drawn from the Centre's SPYPEDIA™, the most comprehensive source of espionage information in the world, each Update will cover important events and information which may not be reported by mainstream media outlets. Such as: espionage penetrations and arrests, cyber espionage reporting, and terrorist events. Briefings led by CI Centre founder David Major will include trend analysis and coverage of new emerging issues of value to the intelligence and security professional and individuals with an interest in national security matters. Major will also highlight and review, as appropriate, new books and reports to keep you current with breaking developments in the national security arena.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. See www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 - Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, VA 22102

TECHEXPO is producing two POLYGRAPH-ONLY hiring events this August!
Don't miss your chance to upgrade your career by interviewing at this exclusive event
that is designed for polygraph tested professionals like you.
TECHEXPO Polygraph Only
Active Security Clearance w/ a CI or Full Scope Polygraph Required to Attend
For details visit TechExpoUSA.com

14 - 26 August 2013 - NYC to England - "The Spying Game: The Cold War and Cambridge" aboard the Queen Mary 2, with Intelligence Expert Nigel West

Immerse yourself in the shadowy underworld of international espionage with renowned author and intelligence expert Nigel West. Learn the truth behind the acronyms of the CIA, SOE, NKVD and KGB, as well as the role of "sleeper agents," the secret VENONA project and the race for atomic power. Aboard the elite Queen Mary 2, gain intimate vantages into the post-World War II geopolitical, ideological and economic struggles that shaped the world today. Highlights • Gain expert insight into Yalta, the Manhattan Project and the greatest secret of the Cold War: VENONA. • Visit Bletchley Park, home to the Enigma machine and historic headquarters of secret British code-breaking in World War II. • At colleges associated with the Cambridge Five, learn how a group of undergraduates became a famous Soviet spy ring. Activity Notes Walking up to two miles per day. Itinerary Summary Arrival New York City, N.Y., 1 night; embark Queen Mary 2, 7 nights; disembark, Cambridge, 4 nights; departure.
For more information or to book your participation: visit www.roadscholar.org and select Program #14569

Thursday, 15 August 2013- BWI Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Road, Baltimore, MD 21090

TECHEXPO is producing two POLYGRAPH-ONLY hiring events this August!
Don't miss your chance to upgrade your career by interviewing at this exclusive event
that is designed for polygraph tested professionals like you.
TECHEXPO Polygraph Only
Active Security Clearance w/ a CI or Full Scope Polygraph Required to Attend
For details visit TechExpoUSA.com

19 - 21 August 2013 - Long Beach, CA - Maritime Security 2013 West - "Technology and Strategies to Mitigate Security Threats to the Maritime Domain"

Captain James D. Jenkins, Sector Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles - Long Beach, to give opening keynote address on August 20th.
SEE NEWLY REVISED AND MORE DETAILED AGENDA
Maritime Security 2013 West will bring together public and private stakeholders from all levels to discuss, learn and collaborate on strategies and technology use in mitigating security threats posed to the maritime domain.
The panel sessions and presentations are designed to give all participants the actionable knowledge on how to better secure their maritime areas of responsibility by highlighting available resources and best practices. Each topic will be comprehensively addressed with the critical perspectives of those who have implemented successful strategies and cutting-edge technologies in their maritime security operations.
DHS Science & Technology, Maritime Security Division in cooperation with SRI International presents the Maritime Security Technology Program (MSTP) Coastal Surveillance System (CSS). Built on an innovative open source platform, the CSS allows stakeholders at all levels to have access to critical data and information. From AIS and radar feeds to cameras and sensors, the CSS allows real time information sharing in an unclassified setting anytime, anywhere. By integrating highly robust naval sensors and data fusion capabilities, the MSTP provides the most comprehensive maritime domain awareness available and will set a new standard for maritime information sharing.
The demonstrations conducted in small groups of 20 or less will allow government entities to learn about the most cost effective and robust system to assist them in their information sharing needs. For solutions providers, this demonstration allows them to understand the immense opportunity for them to integrate their data into the system and potentially partner with DHS S&T in the deployment of the system.
Please read the following article by Thomas Tomaiko that will give great insight into the program and it's objectives: Reality Check: Balancing the Need to Enhance Maritime Security While Maximizing Legitimate Use of the Maritime Domain
Registration here:
- All access registration rates range from $95 to $445
- Discounts available for Maritime Security East and Small Vessel Security Threats Program attendees and NASBLA Members
- Please click here for Registration information or call us at 203-221-2664 or email us at customerservice@hsoutlook.com

20 August 2013, 11:30 am - McLean, VA - The Defense Intelligence Forum meets to hear Manclark on "Red Eagles - America's Secret MIGs"

Mr. Jack Manclark will speak on the Red Eagles: America's Secret MIGs. He is a retired Air Force SES and former Director of Air Force Test and Evaluation AF/TE). In the mid'80s, he was the Commander of the 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron, aka the Red Eagles. This squadron was involved in the Constant Peg program which was declassified in 2006. This program provided the Air Force, Navy and Marine aircrews a chance to fly against Soviet-designed MiG fighters as part of a training program where American pilots could better learn how to defeat or evade the Communist bloc's fighters of the day. Thus, a pilot would start with a basic familiarization flight to observe the enemy airplane and study its characteristics, practice one-on-one maneuvers against it, and finally, experience multi-bogey engagements high over the desert scrubland of Nellis Air Force Base ranges. Mr. Manclark's book, Red Eagles, was published in 2008 and chronicles the Constant Peg program. This presentation will provide an overview of the Foreign Material Program, the exploitation of the aircraft, and the formation of the Aggressor Squadron.
Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA. Pay at the door with a check for $ 29.00 payable to DIAA, Inc
Make reservations by 19 August 2013 by email to diforum@diaalumni.org. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. Choose chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portabella. Pay at the door with check for $29pp to DIAA, Inc.

Thursday, 22 August 2013, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - James Bond, All-American Hero: Exquisitely Evil Programs, at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsLeave your affected British accent at the door!
When Ian Fleming created the character James Bond he made him English to the core, from his Aston Martin to his quick wit and loyalty to the Queen. Historian Jonathan Nashel contends that as Bond has become a global phenomenon something very curious has happened to 007: he has become an all-American hero. Nashel argues that as Bond was idolized by millions of American men during the Cold War, he set the standard for many of them - including President John F. Kennedy. Bond showed how a man should carry himself and especially how he should act when confronted with danger. And English or American, would James Bond have been as fascinating without the evildoers in his films? Nashel will show how the evolving Bond and his responses to these villains and threats influenced the values and mores behind US Cold War policy and affected the image of red, white, and blue Cold War masculinity.
Tickets: $10 Visit www.spymuseum.org to register or more information.

Friday, 23 August 2013, 10:30 am - 2 pm - Tysons Corner, VA - Letitia Long, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

AFIO BulletEVENT IS CLOSED TO FURTHER REGISTRATIONS. No registrations at the door.
AFIO National Summer Luncheon features Letitia Long, the Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and Luke Bencie, on Counter–Espionage and Consulting: Spy vs. Spy in Globalized Business; author of Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers geospatial intelligence to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals, and first responders. NGA is a unique combination of intelligence agency and combat support agency. Anyone who sails a U.S. ship, flies a U.S. aircraft, makes national policy decisions, fights wars, locates targets, responds to natural disasters, or even navigates with a cellphone relies on NGA. NGA enables all of these through timely, relevant, accurate and actionable GEOINT. NGA manages a global consortium of more than 400 commercial and government relationships. Director Long serves as the functional manager for GEOINT, the head of the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG), and the coordinator of the global Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence (ASG). In these multiple roles, NGA receives guidance and oversight from DOD, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and Congress. Headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, NGA has two major locations in St. Louis and Arnold, Mo. Hundreds of NGA employees serve on support teams at U.S. military, diplomatic, and allied locations around the world.

Check-in for badge pickup at 10:30 a.m. Luke Bencie begins his presentation at 11 a.m. Lunch served at noon, NGA Director Long begins her presentation at 1 pm. Morning and Afternoon programs are On The Record The latest intelligence books, and many others, for sale throughout event. Event closes at 2 p.m.
EVENT LOCATION: The Crowne Plaza, 1960 Chain Bridge Road • McLean, Virginia 22102; Driving directions here or use this link: http://tinyurl.com/boey9vf


Icon CalendarSeptember 2013

Wednesdays, 04 September - 25 September 2013, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Washington, DC - James Bond: Fact Into Fiction (and Back) 4-Session Daytime Course, at the International Spy Museum.

International Spy Museum eventsNo one has introduced more people to the secret realm of espionage than James Bond. The man we know as 007 has been the face of clandestine operations for more than half a century, giving readers and movie audiences glimpses of a hidden world few are able to imagine.
Bond and his onscreen exploits represent fiction informed by some truth - some of it drawn from author Ian Fleming's own experiences in covert operations as a WWII British naval intelligence officer. In books and onscreen, the ablest agent of British secret intelligence service MI6 faces threats - from Cold War cliffhangers in the Caribbean to mass-media manipulation in the 1990s - that seemed fantastic at the time, but occasionally foreshadowed future headlines.
In Bond's flamboyant adventures, he deploys techniques and technologies that genuine spies use - or perhaps will, should fact catch up with cinematic imagination. His onscreen gadgets are said to have inspired innovations in disguise and communications technologies by real intelligence agency technical services units.

In this series, experts and former intelligence officers explore the intersecting powers of James Bond in fiction and fact, presented in conjunction with the International Spy Museum's continuing exhibition Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains. They place Bond and his nemeses in historical context, exploring how the evildoers and their plots have changed to reflect their times. (The series price includes a ticket to tour Exquisitely Evil.)

Sept. 4 - Bond Begins: A Cold War Spy
When Ian Fleming created James Bond in 1953, he drew on his own espionage career with British naval intelligence during WW II. Explore the roots of Fleming and Bond with Alexis Albion, PhD, an intelligence historian who served as a guest co-curator of Exquisitely Evil and is a former 9/11 Commission staff member. Learn how the Bond of Fleming's novels evolved to become the superspy universally known for impeccable taste, wit, and physical prowess. Dr. Albion is joined by Burton Gerber, a former CIA Clandestine Service officer and station chief in critical Cold War hotspots, who uncovers the realities of operating behind the Iron Curtain.

Sept. 11 - Bond After the Fall
Bond's fictional world changed after the fall of Communism - just as the collapse of the Soviet Union brought the Western intelligence community a range of challenges, from the absence of a major adversary to slashed funding. Hear from the Museum's Executive Director Peter Earnest, a former CIA Clandestine Service officer, on the transition from the Cold War to the post-Soviet era, and how Bond's adventures mirror the real-world issues and villains of the late-20th century. Jack Platt, another former Clandestine Service officer, provides firsthand observations of the fall of the Soviet Union, the decline of the Russian economy and way of life, and the growth of syndicated crime and corruption in that country.

Sept. 18 - 21st-Century Bond
The museum's historian and Exquisitely Evil co-curator Mark Stout, PhD, a former CIA intelligence analyst, brings you up to speed on the latest Bond villains and their connections to reality. How does Skyfall's Raoul Silva reflect Julian Assange of Wikileaks? How has radicalism and terrorism altered both Bond plotlines and our approach to intelligence? Cindy Storer, a former CIA officer in the Counterterrorism Center, adds perspective on how the intelligence business has changed in response to terrorism.

Sept. 25 - Bond's Women: More Than Meets the Eye
The museum's Adult Programs Director Amanda Ohlke explores the role of women in Bond's universe, from beautiful-but-deadly villains like Elektra King to Judi Dench's steely take on spy boss M. Former CIA officer Melissa Mahle discusses what it was like to undertake an espionage career in the shadow of the femme fatale. Did the Bond girl mystique help or hinder her career? She shares how she took control of the stereotypes and turned them upside down.

Tickets: $120. Obtain yours now via phone: 202.633.3030; or online at www.SmithsonianAssociates.org. Internet Quick Tix code for the program: 1M2-675.
Includes admission to Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Bond films. See over 100 film artifacts from the archives of EON Productions, the Bond film producers.

Thursday, 5 September 2013, 6:30 - 7:45 pm - McLean, VA - "Marked for Destruction: Christians in Syria and Egypt" - Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo, Chairman of the Board, The Westminster Institute

Syrian Christians have long feared a repeat of what happened to their counterparts in Iraq following the US-led invasion of 2003; they were scapegoated by Islamist militants who perceived them as allies of the West because of their Christian faith. That nightmare is fast becoming a reality in Syria. The last haven for Christians in Syria is no longer safe. A massacre last week in the Wadi al-Nasara ("Valley of the Christians") was the first attack on Christians there; it was previously a relatively peaceful area. More than 90,000 Christians have fled to the Wadi to escape danger in other parts of the country.
In Egypt, Christians are also being scapegoated, by the Muslim Brotherhood for the ousting of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi at the beginning of July. Attacks against them and their property began immediately after his removal but ratcheted up severely following the dispersal of the Brotherhood's sit-in protests by the authorities on 14 August; more than 60 churches were torched as well as countless other Christian institutions, homes and businesses.
Patrick Sookhdeo is a leading expert on jihadist ideology and radical Islam, advising governments around the globe. He has spoken at many military and security events and is the author of numerous books, including Global Jihad: The Future in the Face of Militant Islam, Understanding Shari'a Finance: The Muslim Challenge to Western Economics, and Faith, Power, and Territory: A Handbook of British Islam. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London, and he is currently Visiting Professor at the Defence Academy of the UK, and Adjunct Professor at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. He has served as advisor to Permanent Joint Headquarters UK and as Cultural Advisor to RC South, Afghanistan (2010), to ISAF, in Kabul, Afghanistan (2007) and to GOC, Basra, Iraq (2007).
Location: The Westminster Institute, 6731 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101.
For questions about the event, contact Katie Gorka, The Westminster Institute, kcg@westminster-institute.org or call 703-288-2885

Friday, 6 September 2013, 9 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Washington, DC - Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood: A New American Strategy, a One-Day Conference by Westminster Institute.

Recent events in Egypt, Syria, Benghazi, Mali, and Nigeria demonstrate that U.S. policy in the Middle East and Africa is failing - neither is it making Americans safer nor is it helping to bring about regional peace and democracy. The U.S. government built its strategy on the belief that supporting "non-violent" Islamists, notably the Muslim Brotherhood, would weaken the violent Islamists - Al Qaeda and all affiliated movements. With the violence throughout the region signaling a clear failure of this strategy, the United States must radically reassess its strategic approach. This conference brings together leading experts on Islamist ideology, terrorism, and the Middle East, to lay out a new U.S. strategy which will increase domestic security at home, undermine al Qaeda, and stabilize the region.
SPEAKERS: Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo on "Religion's Role in the Battlefield Since 9/11"; Tawfik Hamid on " The Psychology and Ideology of Islamist Extremism"; J. Michael Waller PhD on " The Muslim Brotherhood and the Mobilizational Power of Ideology"; Stephen Ulph on "The Importance of Muslim Reformers"; Robert R. Reilly on "Information Operations: Successes and Failures"; Walid Phares on " A New U.S. Response to Upheaval in the Middle East"; Diana West on "Countering Subversion: Lessons from History"; Katharine C. Gorka on "The OIC's Political Warfare"; and Sebastian Gorka PhD on "A New American Strategy."
Location: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC 201
For questions about the event, contact Katie Gorka, The Westminster Institute, kcg@westminster-institute.org or call 703-288-2885.

Saturday, 07 September 2013, 11:30 am - Williamsburg, VA - The Norman Forde Hampton Roads Chapter presents Larry Wortzel on the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

AFIO BulletThe AFIO Hampton Roads Chapter presents Dr. Larry Wortzel, who spent much of his thirty-two-year military career in the Asia-Pacific region, including two tours of duty as a military attaché in China. He will be discussing his new book The Dragon Extends its Reach, a clear and sobering picture of the PLA's modernization effort as it expands into space and cyberspace, and as it integrates operations in the traditional domains of war. The event will be held at the Center Street Grill, 5101 Center Street, Williamsburg, VA 23188.
See PDF of this announcement with more information about speaker and location.
Please RSVP to Clayton Farrington at mclaytonfarrington@gmail.com

Tuesday, 10 September 2013, noon - Washington, DC - "Cyber War Will Not take Place," at the International Spy Museum with author Thomas Rid.

International Spy Museum eventsIs cyber war really coming? Scholar Thomas Rid of the Department of War Studies at Kings College London argues that the focus on war distracts from the real challenge of cyberspace: non-violent confrontation that may rival or even replace violence in surprising ways. In this provocative talk, the author will trace the most significant hacks and attacks and explore some key questions: What are cyber weapons? How have they changed the meaning of violence? How likely and how dangerous is crowd-sourced subversive activity? Why has there never been a lethal cyber-attack against a country's critical infrastructure? How serious is the threat of cyber-espionage? And who is most vulnerable in the cyber realm?
Join this British author for an informal chat and book signing. Tickets: Free! No registration required. For more information visit www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 10 September 2013, noon - Washington, DC - Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity (a Monthly Update), at the International Spy Museum with David Major.

International Spy Museum eventsPresented in partnership with the CI Centre, these monthly briefings will provide you with the opportunity to be the first to learn of the most current worldwide happenings in the field of intelligence and terrorism. Drawn from the Centre's SPYPEDIA™, a comprehensive online subscription database of espionage information, each of these updates covers important events and information which may not be reported by mainstream media outlets. Such as: espionage penetrations and arrests, cyber espionage reporting, and terrorist events. Briefings led by CI Centre founder David Major will include trend analysis and coverage of new emerging issues of value to the intelligence and security professional and individuals with an interest in national security matters. Major will also highlight and review, as appropriate, new books and reports to keep you current with breaking developments in the national security arena.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. For more information visit www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 - McLean, VA - TECHEXPO Top Secret Hiring Event

Location: Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, McLean, VA
Please call Nancy Mathew for more information: 212-655-4505 ext. 225

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 - Albuquerque, NM - The AFIO New Mexico Chapter meets to start new season.

AFIO BulletTimes: 11:00 AM: Arrive, Sign in, Order Lunch 11:45 AM: Program
Location: The Egg & I, Menaul just East of Louisiana
Questions: 505-898-2649 or email Chapter President at foreigndevil@yahoo.com

Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 11:30 - 1:30 - Scottsdale, AZ - AFIO Arizona Chapter features LTG Zahner on Future Instability & Threat Analysis - Solving a "Big Data" Problem

AFIO BulletGuest Speaker: Lieutenant General (ret.) RICHARD P. ZAHNER speaks on Future Instability & Threat Analysis - Solving a "Big Data" Problem.
Synopsis: The Intelligence Community has just achieved an Initial Operating Capability for its next-generation analytic platform, one that leverages "CLOUD" technology to support the entire National Intelligence Program Information Technology needs.
While GOOGLE, AMAZON, APPLE and a host of other recently created US technology giants have shown the power of "CLOUD" in commerce:
Does CLOUD hold the same promise for the intelligence discipline? Does vastly greater volumes of data, derived from an extensive range of sources and delivered within seconds solve the problems of intelligence prediction that have bedeviled the IC and policy leadership? What does the impact of a post-WikiLeaks/Snowden environment have on creation and retention of "ig Data" across the IC? Is CLOUD central to the future of intelligence or momentary fad or distraction? The talk will NOT delve into the complexities of CLOUD computing, but will assess the impacts of this IT revolution on existing and emergent analytic frameworks and national strategy and decision-making.
L ocation: McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85258 ~ Phone 480.948.0260
RSVP September 9, 2011 (no later please)
As always, for reservations or questions, please email Simone: simone@afioaz.org or simone@4smartphone.net. To call, please leave a message on 602.570.6016. If you are going to bring a guest, please send me their full names and with a note if they are paying or you, the member will be paying.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 6 p.m. - Las Vegas, NV - The AFIO Las Vegas Chapter hears Col James Harvey, USAF on "Silent Shield"

AFIO BulletOur featured speaker for the evening will be: COL James P. Harvey, USAF
Topic: SILENT SHIELD: AFSOC's Direct Support Operators. As a result of a hostile fire incident during Operation JUST CAUSE, AFSOC and AIA established a program called SILENT SHIELD. This program uses a special group of airborne cryptologic linguists (called Direct Support Operators) to provide a direct threat warning "shield" around special operations aircraft. Over the decades, the SILENT SHIELD mission has grown into a joint, special operations capability featuring airborne cryptologic linguists and their language skills as a weapon and extending the shield around ground and maritime special operations forces. During operations ENDURING and IRAQI FREEDOM, these intelligence professionals even became a "go no-go" criteria for many critical special operations ground missions.
In November 1991, Knife 01 crashed in Afghanistan with one of these special operations intelligence professionals on board. The DSO's actions in the air and on the ground saved the lives of the crew and several Afghan civilians.
Presenter: Col J.P. Harvey is an AFSOC plank-holder, was an MH-60G pilot from 1987-1991, and commanded the 25th Intelligence Squadron (SILENT SHIELD) from 2006-2008.
Colonel James P. Harvey is the Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency's representative to the Commander, USAF Warfare Center, Nellis AFB, Nevada, and serves as the Center's Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. The USAFWC is responsible for assuring combat air, space, and information operations forces are trained and equipped to conduct integrated combat operations. As the A2, Colonel Harvey integrates ISR across the Center's air, space and cyberspace advanced testing, tactics development and training efforts.
Colonel Harvey was commissioned in May 1986 and following Undergraduate Helicopter Training, he served as a pilot in the 55th Special Operations Squadron. Following this assignment, he instructed at the Air Force Academy as a Course Director and Assistant Professor. Colonel Harvey then attended the Intelligence Officers Course, completed as the Honor Graduate, and has held numerous joint, interagency and Air Force positions leading to his current post.
at Nellis Air Force Base Officers' Club
(Guest names must be submitted along with their birth date to me by 4:00 p.m., Monday, August 19, 2013
Please join us at 5 p.m. in the "Robin's Roost" bar area for liaison and beverages.

Place: The Officers' Club at Nellis Air Force Base. All guests must use the MAIN GATE, located at the intersection of Craig Road and Las Vegas Blvd. Address: 5871 Fitzgerald Blvd., Nellis AFB, NV 89191 Phone: 702-644-2582.

Nellis Air Force Base Access:
If you have provided your name, date of birth and either a drivers' license number or a social security number, your name will be at the guarded main gate at the entrance of Nellis Air Force Base. If not, please provide this information to me by Monday August 19, 2013, or you will not be admitted on base. If you currently have adequate base access, you do not need to provide this information.

RSVP to Mary Bentley (mary.bentley@doe.gov) or call her at 702-295-0417, if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, 11 September 2013, noon - Washington, DC - "Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity" (a Monthly Update), at the International Spy Museum featuring David Major.

International Spy Museum eventsPresented in partnership with the CI Centre, these monthly briefings will provide you with the opportunity to be the first to learn of the most current worldwide happenings in the field of intelligence and terrorism. Drawn from the Centre's SPYPEDIA™, a comprehensive online subscription database of espionage information, each of these updates covers important events and information which may not be reported by mainstream media outlets. Such as: espionage penetrations and arrests, cyber espionage reporting, and terrorist events. Briefings led by CI Centre founder David Major will include trend analysis and coverage of new emerging issues of value to the intelligence and security professional and individuals with an interest in national security matters. Major will also highlight and review, as appropriate, new books and reports to keep you current with breaking developments in the national security arena.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. For more information visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 7 pm - 10 pm - Washington, DC - "Dinner with a Spy," An Evening with Malcolm Nance.

International Spy Museum eventsHe's been undercover in terrorist hotspots, passed hostile border crossings in disguise, submitted to waterboarding, and now he's prepared to dine with you. 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. You will be one of only 20 guests at Poste for a three-course dinner where you'll talk with him about his extraordinary experiences and thoughts on today's intelligence issues.
Tickets: $225. Please call 202.654.0932 or email lhicken@spymuseum.org to register and provide any special dietary needs.
Ticket includes hors d'oeuvres and three-course dinner with wines. Registration required, space is limited! For more information visit www.spymuseum.org.
Location: Poste, 555 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20002.

Thursday, 12 September 2013, Noon-2:00 pm - Washington DC - The Returned & Services League of Australia meets to hear Major General Tim McOwan AO, DSC, CSM, Head Australian Defence Staff (Washington), and Australian Defence Attache.

Of special interest to AFIO members will be McOwan's appointment as Commander Australian Service Contingent Operation MAZURKA with the Multinational Force and Observers, Sinai, Egypt where he served as the Force Assistant Chief of Staff, and his posting in 1996 as the Staff Officer - Plans, Headquarters Special Forces (HQSF) prior to assuming the appointment as the first Chief of Staff in the newly formed Headquarters Special Operations (HQSO). He was deployed to the Arabian Gulf on Operation POLLARD as a member of the US CENTCOM-led Coalition Headquarters. Major General McOwan assumed command of the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) and commanded Joint Task Force 504 during Operation SPITFIRE, the Special Operations Component of INTERFET during Operation WARDEN and Joint Task Force 643 during Operation GOLD, the ADF Counter Terrorism support to the Sydney Olympics. In 2001 he was appointed Chief Staff Officer Plans (J5) in Joint Operations Command, responsible for operational planning for Australia's commitment to the War On Terror, OP SLIPPER in Afghanistan and OP FALCONER in Iraq as well as numerous other ADF operations. He became Deputy Special Operations Commander, Australia (DSOCAUST). In this appointment he supervised all SOCOMD operational activity and led the lodgement of the Special Operations Task Force into Afghanistan in 2005 (Operation SLIPPER). In January 2006 he was appointed the Chief of Defence Force Liaison Officer to the Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon, Washington DC. This appointment saw him responsible to the CDF for liaison between the US Defence Force and the Australian Defence Force in the areas of operations, strategic plans and intelligence. He has received many awards for distinguished service.
Where - Amenities Room, Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Washington DC 20036
Charge - $15.00 including buffet lunch and sodas. Alcoholic beverages - $2.00 each.
RSVP to David Ward at 202-352-8550 or via e-mail to dmward1973@gmail.com
NOTE: Valid photo ID required
Parking: While there is no parking at the Embassy, paid off street parking is available behind and under the Airline Pilots Association- 17th and Mass, and at 15th and Mass (1240 15th street). On street two hour metered parking is also available

Monday, 16 September 2013, 5:30 - 8 pm - New York, NY - "Putin's Russia" featuring KGB Maj Gen Oleg D. Kalugin, addressing AFIO NY Metro Chapter

AFIO BulletGen. Kalugin was one of the youngest generals in the history of the KGB, and his intelligence career spanned the better part of the Cold War. As deputy resident at the Soviet embassy in Washington, DC, he oversaw Moscow's spy network in the United States, and as head of KGB foreign counter-intelligence, he directed several Soviet covert actions against the West. In his memoirs, Spymaster, KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin (Ret.) provided an unparalleled look at the inner workings of Moscow's famed spy agency. Join Kalugin to hear firsthand of his assessment of how Russia and its intelligence organs have fared under Russian president Vladimir Putin, including the death of Russian intelligence defector Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006, up to the present quandary dealing with the Edward Snowden leaker affair.
Location:  Society of Illustrators Building  128 East 63rd Street (between Park Ave and Lexington Avenue). 
Times:  Registration starts at 5:30 PM with 6 PM meeting start. 
Fee: $50/pp - advanced registration required at afiometro@gmail.com or call 646-717-3776.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 4:30 pm - Washington, DC - Dr. Randall G. Bowdish on "Shock, Awe, and Terrorism: Psychological Factors Behind Terror Attacks" at the Institute of World Politics

Dr. Bowdish is a retired Navy Captain with a Ph.D. in Political Science, specializing in International Relations. He has authored several articles and book chapters on terrorism. His other research interests include strategy, international conflict, and war termination.
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036.
RSVP is a REQUIREMENT in order to attend. Do so to kbridges@iwp.edu.

17 September 2013, 11:30am - 2 pm - McLean, VA - DIAA Forum hears MajGen Michael Ennis speaks on "Intelligence Contributions to DIA and the IC by the USMLM to the Group of Soviet Forces, Germany"

MajGen Michael E. Ennis, USMC (ret) will speak on "Intelligence Contributions to DIA and the Intelligence Community by the U.S. Military Liaison Mission to the Group of Soviet Forces Germany."
The Military Liaison Missions arose from reciprocal agreements formed between the Western allied nations (the US, the UK and France) and the USSR shortly after the end of the Second World War. These agreements established liaison offices in each other's sectors in Germany staffed with military personnel. While the initial purpose of the Missions was to address post-war logistical issues between the four occupying powers, the presence of allied liaison missions inside the Soviet sector (East Germany) provided a rare opportunity to monitor Soviet military activity behind the Iron Curtain. The intelligence collected by the members of these small but unique organizations was a major contribution to DIA's understanding of Soviet military capabilities throughout the Cold War (1946-1990).
MajGen Ennis was one of the few Marine officers selected for the Army's Russian Foreign Area Officer program where he became a Russian linguist and a specialist on the Soviet Union. This led to an assignment as a translator on the Washington-Moscow Hotline (MOLINK) and then to Potsdam, East Germany where he spent nearly four years conducting clandestine reconnaissance and intelligence operations in communist East Germany in the 1980s as part of the US Military Liaison Mission. General Ennis later served as the Assistant Naval Attache in Moscow, the Director of Human Intelligence at the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service for Community Human Intelligence.
He is a native of Minnesota and a graduate of Concordia College with BA degrees in French and International Relations. He also holds an MA degree in Government and National Security Studies from Georgetown University.
This forum will follow a modified Chatham House rule. You may use the information, but with the exception of speaker's name and subject, you may make no attribution. Everything will be off the record.
Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, 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, Inc. Checks are preferred, but will accept cash; however credit card payments are discouraged
Make reservations by 16 September 2013 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 lunch selection.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 - Baltimore, MD - TECHEXPO Top Secret Hiring Event

Location: BWI Marriott, Baltimore, MD
Please call Nancy Mathew for more information: 212-655-4505 ext. 225

Thursday, 19 September 2013, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO - The Rocky Mountain Chapter presents Mark Pfoff, Detective El Paso County Sheriff's Office

AFIO BulletThe Rocky Mountain Chapter presents Mark Pfoff, Detective, El Paso County Sheriff's Office will talk on a case he has been working since 2006 regarding an Online Predator that is finally coming to a close. This event will take place on 19 Sep 2013 at 11:30am. To be held at The Inn at Palmer Divide, 443 S. Highway 105 Palmer Lake, CO, Exit 161 westbound off I-25, West on Highway 105. Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net

20 - 24 September 2013, 8:30 AM - 4 pm EDT - Herndon, VA - 2013 ERII Counterespionage Conference

You are invited to attend The 2013 ERII Counterespionage Conference in Herndon, Virginia. September 20th, 21st & 22nd.
This year, our keynote address will be given by: Mr. Gennady S. Vasilenko
Vasilenko was a KGB "Line KR" counterintelligence officer identified as a Central Intelligence Agency spy by Robert Hanssen, Vasilenko had been unsuccessfully cultivated for years by the CIA's Jack Platt and FBI Sp. Agent Dion Rankin. In fact, Vasilenko never succumbed to American blandishments. But, in January 1988 while on a visit to Havana, Vasilenko was arrested and taken by ship back to Moscow to face six months of interrogation in the infamous Lefortovo prison.
Vasilenko was among the four convicted Russians who were "traded " in exchange for U.S. "deportation" of ten Russian nationals - part of a large "Illegal intelligence aparat" living in the United States and reporting to the SVR foreign intelligence service. (Exchange date was 10 July 2010).
"Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring" by Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., Paul D Turner, TSS TSI; "Practical NLJD Evaluation, Comparisons, Findings and Recommendations". By Steve Whitehead - Eavesdropping Detection Solutions - CBIA - BECSA; "Covert Audio Technical Surveillance - Burst & TMVWB Systems Presentation" by LJM Tech Support, Alain-Pierre LACLOTTE; "Wireless MAC Address Interception & Tracking" by Arizona Technical Security. Jeff Evert; "Cyber Counterintelligence" by SpearTip, LLC. Jarrett Kolthoff; "Cellebrite" Mobile Forensics" by Richard B. Wejnert and Lee Papathanasious; "CI Centre" by David Major; GSM Cellular Eavesdropping and Detection" & "Searchlight Demo" By Jason Dibley - QCC Interscan, Ltd.; "Berkeley Varitronics Systems" by Scott Schober and Carmine Caferra; "Research Electronics International" by Lee Jones; and "SPYPEDIA" by Ms. Meaghan Smith. Includes SPECIAL SUNDAY TSCM WORKSHOP BY PAUL TURNER - Professional Development TSCM Group Inc.; "Kestrel TSCM Professional Software - Operational Deployment."
Questions?: Contact J.D. LeaSure, Director, Espionage Research Institute International (ERII), email: JDL@ERII.org or phone 1.757.716.7353

Saturday, 21 September 2013 - Kennebunk, ME - The AFIO Maine Chapter hears Robert Wallace on "Who's Really Spying On You?"

AFIO BulletThe chapter opens its fall programs with Robert W. Wallace addressing "Who is Really Spying on You?" Is individual freedom being undermined by a government constituted to preserve liberty? The speaker describes the post WWII development of surveillance tools and communications technology and the implications of the “big data” phenomena for intelligence capabilities, national policy, and individual behavior.
Bob Wallace’s 32-year career with CIA (1971-2003) included assignments as operations officer, station chief, resource manager, and director of clandestine technical programs. Between 1991 and 2003 he held senior positions including Director of CIA’s Office of Technical Services (OTS). After his retirement in 2004 he founded ArtemusConsulting Group, a network of intelligence professionals which offers management counsel and strategic planning.
He is author of SPYCRAFT: the Secret History of the CIA’s Spytechs from Communism to al-Qaeda, contributor to Vaults, Mirrors & Masks: Rediscovering U.S. Counterintelligence and co-author of The Official CIA Manual of Deception and Trickery. His presentations include such diverse groups as The Smithsonian, National Archives, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the International Spy Museum and, of course, AFIO/ME.
Because of the increasing interest in and attendance at our meetings, beginning September 21 our meetings will be held at the Kennebunk High School main auditorium located at 89 Fletcher Street (Route 35), Kennebunk. The building is 1 ½ miles north from US Route 1 (Junction of Rte 35 & 1) and ½ mile south from Maine Turnpike Exit 25. The auditorium is at the south end of the building through the door marked #3. Park along Fletcher St in front of the building or behind the south side of the building. The meeting is open to the public. For information call 207-967-4298.

Thursday, 26 September 2013, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - "Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America," at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsSix months after the 9/11 attacks, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly initiated a straightforward, yet audacious, antiterrorist plan to be implemented in the Big Apple, dispatching a vast network of undercover officers and informants to track suspected terrorists. In Enemies Within, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalists Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman for Associated Press reveal the effectiveness of the domestic spying plan. Based on hundreds of previously unpublished New York Police Department internal memos and exclusive interviews with intelligence sources, including 25-year FBI veteran Don Borelli who assisted with the book, they found that many of those strategies aren't even close to being useful, functional, or successful. As Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), Borelli was responsible for top investigations and counterterrorism missions that spanned the globe. Join Apuzzo and Borelli for an unbridled look at the breathtaking race to avert a second devastating terrorist attack on American soil.
Join the co-author and contributor for an informal chat and book signing.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. For more information visit www.spymuseum.org.

Saturday 28 September 2013 - Milford, MA - AFIO New England Chapter hosts their Fall Meeting

AFIO BulletLocation: Courtyard by Marriott in Milford, Mass. Hotel web site is here: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bosml-courtyard-boston-milford
Schedule: Registration & gathering, 1000 - 1130, Membership meeting 1130 - 1200; Luncheon at 1200 followed by keynote speaker; Adjournment at 2:30PM.
Questions to afionechapter@gmail.com

Monday, 30 September 2013, 6 - 7:15 pm - McLean, VA - Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God -  A book event with Matthew Leavitt

Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God is the first thorough examination of Hezbollah's covert activities beyond Lebanon's borders, including its financial and logistical support networks and its criminal and terrorist operations worldwide. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including recently declassified government documents, court records, and personal interviews with intelligence and law enforcement officials around the world, Matthew Levitt examines Hezbollah's beginnings, its first violent forays in Lebanon, and then its terrorist activities and criminal enterprises abroad. Levitt shows convincingly that Hezbollah's willingness to use violence at home and abroad, its global reach, and its proxy-patron relationship with the Iranian regime should be of serious concern.
    Dr. Levitt has written extensively on terrorism, countering violent extremism, illicit finance and sanctions, the Middle East, and Arab-Israeli peace negotiations, with articles appearing in peer-reviewed journals, policy magazines, and the press, including the Wall Street JournalWashington PostForeign AffairsForeign Policy, and numerous other publications. He is also a frequent guest on the national and international media, and the author of several books and monographs, including Hamas: Politics, Charity and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad, and Negotiating Under Fire: Preserving Peace Talks in the Face of Terror Attacks.
Location: At The Westminster Institute, 6731 Curran Street, McLean, VA 22101, www.westminster-institute.org or contact Katharine Cornell Gorka, Executive Director, kcg@westminster-institute.org.

Icon CalendarOctober 2013

1 October 2013 - Little Rock, AR - "President William J. Clinton, Intelligence, and the Dayton Accords" - a CIA Historical Documents 'Release Event' Conference co-hosted with the William J. Clinton Presidential Center

CIA IconBosnia, Intelligence, and the Clinton Presidency

On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 1 - 4:30 pm - Little Rock, AR - the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) will release more than 300 newly declassified documents on intelligence and presidential policymaking during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War at a symposium hosted by the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. The symposium, titled Bosnia, Intelligence, and the Clinton Presidency, will examine the pivotal Balkan conflict and the role of intelligence in informing senior policymakers. The release of these declassified documents by the CIA will shed light on the supporting role intelligence played in the Clinton Administration's policy decisions during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War, the worst armed conflict in Europe since World War II. The collection highlights the accomplishments of the Director of Central Intelligence Interagency Balkan Task Force in streamlining intelligence for decision makers through a groundbreaking level of collaboration among federal agencies.

Scheduled symposium speakers include former Secretary of State and United Nations Ambassador, Madeleine Albright; former Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Gen. Wesley Clark; former National Security Advisor to Vice President Gore, Leon Fuerth; former National Security Advisor, Samuel Berger; and former CIA Deputy Director for Intelligence, John Gannon. President Bill Clinton is scheduled to provide the keynote address.

This declassification effort marks the youngest historical collection ever released in the CIA Historical Review Program's (HRP) 20-year existence. The HRP, part of CIA Information Management Services, identifies, collects and produces historically relevant collections of declassified materials. 

The event is by invitation only but will be live streamed at www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org.

Tuesday, 01 October 2013, 6 pm - Washington, DC - "Witness to History: The Investigation of Robert Hanssen," at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsInternational Spy Museum events In 1979, FBI special agent Robert Hanssen volunteered to spy for Soviet Military Intelligence (GRU). To enrich his lifestyle and that of his family, the counterintelligence expert shared US intelligence community secrets, the identities of dozens of secret intelligence agents working for the US around the world, caused deaths of Russians aiding the US, and leaked the existence of an FBI eavesdropping tunnel under the Russian Embassy in DC. Hanssen remained anonymous to his Soviet handlers and to the US government for over 20 years. Building the case against Hanssen was a joint effort between the FBI, CIA, Department of State, and the Justice Department. Hanssen's arrest and conviction led to a full security review of the FBI. Panelists for this inside look at the case include: Mike Rochford, (ret.) FBI Section Chief, Russian Overseas Espionage and David Wise, Author of Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America
Light hors d'oeuvres at 6:00PM. Panel begins at 6:45pm. Free! Registration required, space is limited! For more information visit www.spymuseum.org.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 11:00 am - 3 pm - MacDill AFB, FL - AFIO Suncoast Chapter hosts Daniel T. Cohen, RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Please note: the event speaker will start a half hour earlier this time, so arrive by 11 a.m. to be certain of having a seat.

Daniel Cohen is Head of Knowledge Delivery and Business Development for RSA's Online Threats Managed Services Group (OTMS). RSA is the security division of EMC. He will be presenting from Israel via Skype link. As described in Wikipedia, EMC Corporation (stylized as EMC²) is an American multinational corporation that offers data storage, information security, virtualization, and cloud computing products and services which enable businesses to store, manage, protect, and analyze massive volumes of data. EMC's target markets include large FORTUNE 500 companies as well as small business across various vertical markets. It is headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. In his role as Head of Knowledge Delivery, Mr. Cohen and his team are responsible for gathering, analyzing and reporting on intelligence findings recovered by the different cyber teams operating within the group. This intersection of data –human-based intelligence, malware research, and anti-phishing operations - provides Mr. Cohen with unique visibility into the ever-changing cyber-crime landscape. Coupled with his industry insight as Head of Business Development, Mr. Cohen has a wealth of experience in working with leading companies worldwide in strategizing their security needs. Mr. Cohen holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Herzliya Inter-Disciplinary Center, Israel.
Location: MacDill AFB Bay Palms Golf Complex, 1803 Golf Course Avenue, MacDill AFB, FL 33621.
Please RSVP to the Chapter Secretary no later than Wednesday, October 2, for yourself and include the names of any guests. Email or call the Chapter Secretary. You will receive a confirmation via email. If you do not, 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, 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.
Note that the base is now enforcing a handscan registration for those with ID cards so, if you haven't been on-base recently, you should look into this or allow some extra time when you arrive for the meeting. Should you not have a 'bumper sticker' or ID card for access to MacDill AFB, please so state in your RSVP. If you have not already submitted information required for the Gate Access List, be sure to include your license number, name on drivers license and state of issue for yourself and for any guests you are bringing. Anyone with special AFIO Gate Access should proceed to the Bayshore Gate. If you need directions, please let us know. The main gate will send you to the visitor's center and they will not be able to help you enter the base, only give you directions to the Bayshore Gate. The cash wine and soda bar will open at 1100 hours and the event speaker will start a half hour earlier this time.
Questions or reservations to Michael F. Shapiro at mfshapiro@att.net

Tuesday, 08 October 2013, 7 p.m. - Washington, DC - An Evening with Dame Stella Rimington - Book Signing, The Geneva Trap, at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsWhen the British government first decided to reveal the person behind their MI5 spy agency, many were surprised to find that the person was a she, not a he. She was Dame Stella Rimington, appointed Director General of the Security Service (MI5) - the first woman in history to hold that post. Rimington was famously the inspiration for Judi Dench's no-nonsense M in the James Bond films. She retired from the service in 1996 and is now a spy novelist, using her knowledge of the secret services to write several thrillers starring a feisty heroine, Liz Carlyle.
Join us at the International Spy Museum as Dame Stella presents her latest and seventh Liz Carlyle book, The Geneva Trap - an exploration into a Russian agent, a deadly secret and a deadly plot to reignite the smoldering embers of the Cold War through a cleverly disguised cyber attack.
BOOK SUMMARY
At a tracking station in Virginia, U.S. Navy officers watch in horror as one of their communications satellites plummets into the Indian Ocean and panic spreads through the British and American intelligence services. When a Russian intelligence officer approaches MI5 with vital information about the cyber sabotage, he refuses to talk to anyone but Liz Carlyle. But who is he, and how is he connected to Liz? Is this a Russian plot to disable the West's defenses? Or is the threat coming from elsewhere? As Liz and her team search for a mole inside the Ministry of Defense, the trail takes them from Geneva, to Marseilles, and to Korea in a race against time to stop the Cold War from heating up.
REVIEW
"Rimington's best work demonstrates a flair for narrative, with a sense of authenticity and an insider's grasp on the pressing issues of the day."
  ---  Washington Post
"Rich with authentic details from Rimington's own life as director general of MI5, this is a must-read for fans of contemporary spy fiction."
---   Publishers Weekly
Tickets: Free!  No registration required.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 - Baltimore, MD - TECHEXPO Cyber Security Hiring Event

Location: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD
Please call Nancy Mathew for more information: 212-655-4505 ext. 225

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 11:30am - 1:30pm - Scottsdale, AZ - AFIO Arizona hears from Dr. Thomson on SWOT Analysis of Nepal

AFIO BulletBrendan D. Thomson, M.D., MBA, speaks on SWOT Analysis of Nepal from a 28-Year Perspective.
To help others appreciate the dynamics of a small country situated between almost 2 billion people, Dr. Thomson will share with us a very unique perspective from his vast array of experiences whilst living in Nepal.
Thomson is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease physician and member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He holds an MBA from Arizona State University West.
He has been involved with the people of Nepal since 1985. He was a founding member of the American Nepal Medical Society.
In 2013 he was awarded a Fulbright Specialist Grant to assist the Patan Academy of Health Sciences in Kathmandu, Nepal transition from the Case based method to the Clinical Presentation Method of teaching.
Dr. Thomson was a Lt. Cmdr. in the uniformed services with the Indian Health Services and the US Coast Guard.
His nephew is the current Captain of the US John Paul Jones, guided missile destroyer.
Event location: McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85258 ~ Phone 480.948.0260
RSVP NO LATER than 72 hours ahead of time. If you do not show up for the lunch meeting and have not cancelled 48 hours prior, please send your check to Simone you will be charged for the lunch.
Fees: $20.00 for AFIO AZ Member; $22.00 for Non-Members
For reservations or questions email Simone: simone@afioaz.org or simone@4smartphone.net or call 602.570.6016.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, noon - Washington, DC - Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity (a Monthly Update), at the International Spy Museum with David Major.

International Spy Museum eventsPresented in partnership with the CI Centre, these monthly briefings will provide you with the opportunity to be the first to learn of the most current worldwide happenings in the field of intelligence and terrorism. Drawn from the Centre's SPYPEDIA™, a comprehensive online subscription database of espionage information, each of these updates covers important events and information which may not be reported by mainstream media outlets. Such as: espionage penetrations and arrests, cyber espionage reporting, and terrorist events. Briefings led by CI Centre founder David Major will include trend analysis and coverage of new emerging issues of value to the intelligence and security professional and individuals with an interest in national security matters. Major will also highlight and review, as appropriate, new books and reports to keep you current with breaking developments in the national security arena.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. For more information visit www.spymuseum.org

10 - 11 October 2013 - Charleston, SC - The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina presents the Southeast Region Security & Intelligence Conference with the theme: "Securing Our Intelligence & Protecting Our Ports" 

Keeping with the tradition of The Citadel's historic role in defending the country, the Criminal Justice Department and the School of Humanities is pleased to announce the next chapter in Homeland Security. The Citadel will hold its first conference dedicated to Homeland Security and Intelligence. The conference will feature professionals and academics from various disciplines and agencies related to homeland security and intelligence. Keynote speakers include: Letitia Long, Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Robert Cardillo, Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Stu Shea, Chief Operating Officer, SAIC, and many other senior officials and experts.
https://foundation.citadel.edu/sersi

Thursday, 10 October 2013, 4:30 PM - Washington, DC - Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for Business Travelers with author Luke Bencie

Information to help business executives protect themselves and their precious company secrets from tech theft.
Bencie provides clear, easy-to-follow techniques to thwart the work of professional operatives - individuals whose job it is to identify and track likely targets for espionage, and whose efforts often begin at the very airport terminals where executives begin their overseas travel.
About the author: For the past 15 years, Luke Bencie has traveled to more than 100 countries on behalf of the U.S. Government as well as for the private defense industry. He has experienced, first-hand and sometimes painfully, the threat of espionage. He has seen the lengths to which foreign intelligence services and other hostile global competitors will go to steal American business secrets.
Mr. Bencie was a Senior Security Consultant for Raytheon Company in the Intelligence and Information Systems Division.
Event location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036.
RSVP Required. Make them at kbridges@iwp.edu.

Friday, 11 October 2013, 6 pm - Washington, DC - Movie Night for FOUR LIONS at the Institute of World Politics

Ridicule is certainly one of the oldest weapons in the arsenal of political warfare. Four Lions, a dark comedy poking fun of Jihadists, may be viewed through this angle. The film depicts a group of young Muslim residents of Britain, whose greatest aspiration is to serve the cause of Islamist radicalism through terror. The movie also alludes, even if unconsciously, to the problems of assimilation and Westernization-and not only among Muslims in Britain and other non-Islamic societies-but also the limits of multi-culturalism in general.
Cultural and political background to the film will be provided by Dr. Sebastian Gorka, a British-born counter-terrorism expert who also teaches a course on Al-Qaeda enemy threat doctrine at IWP.
For a preview of the film, please click here: www.fourlionsthemovie.com.

Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington DC
RSVP REQUIRED: kbridges@iwp.edu.

Friday 11 October 2013, noon to 2 pm - Ashburn, VA - The Loudoun Crime Commission Luncheon features Austin White, SA for the VA State Police on "Suspicious Activity Reporting."

Special Agent Austin C. White, of the Criminal Intelligence Division of the Virginia State Police [Richmond, VA], will be speaking on Suspicious Activity Reporting or SAR. Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) is one of our best defenses against terrorist threats and our greatest resource to building resilience. Every day, members of the public work with law enforcement officers to help keep our communities safe by reporting activities that are out of the ordinary and suspicious. The Virginia Fusion Center serves as the Commonwealth's "one stop shop" for information and intelligence exchange. By understanding the capabilities of the VFC and how the public and public safety organizations work within the parameters of SAR standards, citizens can help to detect, deter and disrupt criminal and terrorist acts.
Location: The Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Ln, Ashburn, VA 20147; (703) 723-5330.
TO ATTEND: RSVP by October 8th by emailing RSVP@loudouncrimecommission.org
Doors open at noon for registering and networking, and the meeting starts at 12:30 PM.

13-16 October 2013 - Tampa, FL - GEOINT 2013: Operationalizing Intelligence for Global Missions

More than 30 hours of training, education, and professional development sessions in the afternoons at the GEOINT 2013 Symposium.
Monday, October 14: - A Vision of Virtual and Mobile GEOINT; Introduction to Hyperspectral Target Detection & Material Identification; Socialytics: Discovering Powerful New Intelligence Insights Through Advanced Open Source Intelligence Operations; Interpreter Utilization & Cross Cultural Negotiations; The Beautiful Equations and the Sounds that Saved Radar; GEOINT Certification Roundtable - Overview, current status & future requirements, and academic working session
Tuesday, October 15 - Introduction to GMTI Analysis: A Course for Analysts and Operations Officers; Mobile GEOINT Tradecraft; The Geographic Approach and Spatial Literacy Workshop; Counter Elicitation/Predictive Threat Analysis & Insider Threat Detection; Imaging Geodesy: What Commercial SARs Have Outstanding Geometric Accuracy; GEOINT Certification Roundtable - Overview of NGA/USGIF CRADA and industry working session.
Wednesday, October 16 - LiDAR Point Clouds & Modeler 101: Basic Cloud Exploitation; Weather Data…The Unsung GEOINT; Facial Behavioral Analysis; Modeling & Simulation Demos; The Sound of Bats; Commercial EO. Agenda, Registration, and more information available here.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, noon - Washington, DC - "Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after 9/11" at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsAfter the September 11 attacks, the 9/11 Commission concluded that the United States needed a single agency to pull the individual intelligence bureaucracies together into a single team to face the emerging intelligence challenges of the 21st century. In the midst of the 2004 presidential election, Congress and the President remade the post-World War II national security infrastructure in less than five months, creating the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and a National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). Michael Allen, Majority Staff Director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, illuminates the history of the efforts to reform America's national security after the intelligence failures of 9/11 and Iraqi WMD. Allen explains why the effectiveness of these profound changes is still in question.
Join the author for an informal chat and book signing.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. More information at www.spymuseum.org

15 October 2013, 11:30 am - McLean, VA - The Defense Intelligence Forum hears Dr. Colton on "Foreign Policy Decision-Making: Behind the Headlines in the World's Hot Spots."

Dr. Elizabeth Overton Colton will speak on "Foreign Policy Decision-Making: Behind the Headlines in the World's Hot Spots."

Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Overton Colton's career bridges the fields of diplomacy, journalism, scholarship, politics, and education. She has worked in more than 100 countries on six continents. Her most recent diplomatic assignment was as a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. Before joining the Foreign Service, she was an Emmy-winning journalist for ABC News and other media, including NPR, NBC News, and Newsweek, working in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia and covering foreign policy and diplomacy in Washington D.C. She has been a Fulbright Scholar, a university professor, and executive editor of 10 newspapers. She holds several degrees, including a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her consulting firm, EO Colton and Associates, promotes global collaboration in diplomacy, politics, education and the news media. Dr. Colton currently serves as the Program Director and Adviser for the American Committee on Foreign Relations. For this forum, you may attribute the speaker's remarks.
Registration starts at 11:30 AM, lunch at 12:00 PM
Event location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA
Reservations by October 14, 2013 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 lunch selection.
Pay at the door with a check for $29.00 per person, payable to DIAA, Inc.
Check is preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payments are discouraged!

16 October 2013 - Baltimore, MD - TECHEXPO Polygraph-Only Hiring Event

Location: BWI Marriott, Baltimore, MD
Please call Nancy Mathew for more information: 212-655-4505 ext. 225

EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 2014: Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 9 am - noon - Washington, DC - The National Archives National Declassification Center (NDC), in partnership with the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) Historical Review Program, will host a free symposium to tell the story of the people of Berlin and their struggle for freedom. "A City Divided: Life and Death in the Shadow of the Wall"

The event, from 9 a.m. to noon, takes place in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. The symposium is open to the public (reserve a seat by emailing: NDC@nara.gov) and the press.

The symposium will highlight newly published and released declassified documents that reveal East and West Berliners' struggle for life and death in the shadow of the wall. The documents detail many aspects of their lives, focusing on the resolve of the human spirit for freedom and equality.

With his iconic speech on June 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy united the citizens of Berlin with the United States by stating that he too was a Berliner. Twenty-four years later, President Ronald Reagan declared in Berlin that "I do not come here to lament. For I find in Berlin a message of hope, even in the shadow of this wall, a message of triumph." 

On October 16, we will release 11,000 pages of newly declassified documents on various topics and activities on Berlin from 1962 to 1986 - the years between these two famous speeches by American Presidents. Symposium attendees will receive a free publication and DVD compilation of approximately 1,324 documents, and an additional 1,140 documents will be posted online at http://www.archives.gov/research/foreign-policy/cold-war/berlin-wall-1962-1987/dvd/start.swf

Speakers:

  • National Declassification Center - Sheryl Shenberger
  • Archivist of the United States - David S. Ferriero
  • Director, Information Management Services, CIA - Joseph Lambert
  • National Declassification Center - Neil Carmichael
  • Historian at the George Washington University and the Woodrow Wilson Center - Dr. Hope Harrison
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars - Dr. Christian F. Ostermann
  • Central Intelligence Agency - Dr. Donald P. Steury

The National Archives Building is located on the National Mall at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW, and is fully accessible. Metro: Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on 7th and Constitution Ave, NW. Please email all inquiries to ndc@nara.gov

16 October 2013 - Fort Meade, MD - The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation [NCMF]General Membership Meeting

17-18 October 2013 - Laurel, MD - "Technological Change and Cryptology: Meeting the Historical Challenges" is theme at the Biennial Cryptologic History Symposium

EVENT WILL OCCUR REGARDLESS OF SHUTDOWN STATUS: "Safeguarding Intelligence" is the theme of the National Cryptological Museum Foundation's Annual Membership Meeting. The Meeting will be held at the Kossiakoff Center, JHU/APL, 11100 John Hopkins Rd, Laurel, MD 20723, 240-228-7574.
Agenda with following Outstanding Speakers: 0815-0900: Registration and breakfast; 0900-0915: Welcome by NCMF President, Mr. Richard Schaeffer; 0915-0930: Opening address by Deputy Director, National Security Agency, Mr. Chris Inglis; 0930-1000: National Cryptologic Museum update by museum curator, Mr. Patrick Weadon; 1000-1045: guest speaker, Ms. Jane Holl Lute, Deputy Secretary, Homeland Security; 1045-1100: break; 1100-1145: Guest speaker, Mr. David G. Major, Founder and President, Counterintelligence Centre for Security Studies; 1145-1315: LUNCH; 1315-1415: Keynote Address by The Honorable Michael Chertoff, Founder of the Chertoff Group and former Secretary, Homeland Security; 1415-1500: New Museum Project and capital campaign update by MG Rod Isler and Brig Gen Neal Robinson; 1500-1510: closing remarks by Brig Gen Billy Bingham.
The fee for NCMF members is $20 and for non members $50 which includes one year membership in the NCMF. The fee includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments at the morning break. There will also be A.M and P.M. shuttle service to and from the parking lot.

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The Two Day Cryptographic History Event of the Year

"Technological Change and Cryptology: Meeting the Historical Challenges"

NSA's 2013 Cryptologic History Symposium, 17-18 October 2013 in Laurel, Maryland.

      The Center for Cryptologic History hosts a biennial international symposium in October during odd-numbered years. The speakers and audience are a mix of outside scholars, current practitioners, retired veterans, and interested members of the public. Past symposia have had presenters from over a dozen countries.

      The theme for the 2013 symposium, to be held on October 17-18 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Conference Center (just west of Laurel, Maryland) is "Technological Change and Cryptology: Meeting the Historical Challenges." The conference will include sessions on "A Tribute to Alan Turing," a "Roundtable on Cyber History," "Bletchley Park," "COMINT and the Civil War," "The Cryptologic Legacy of the Great War Era," "SIGINT and the Vietnam War Era," and "A Technological Advantage: Historical Perspectives on Cryptologic Research and Development."

      In all there will be 21 separate sessions and over 70 presentations. Speakers will include scholars such as David Kahn and cryptologic pioneers such as Whitfield Diffie.

Contact the Center at 301-688-2336 or via email at history@nsa.gov
or visit their website

      All symposium sessions are unclassified and open to the registered public.

Thursday, 17 October 2013, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - "Hezbollah's Reach Around the World" at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum events"We will not take rejection or humiliation." - Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General of Hezbollah

Hezbollah - Lebanon's "Party of God" - is much more than a political party. It's an Islamic Shia religious and social movement, Lebanon's largest militia, a close ally of Iran, and a terrorist organization. But Hezbollah's reach is not limited to Lebanon; it extends far beyond that country's borders with worldwide financial and logistical networks supporting its covert criminal and terrorist operations worldwide from the Middle East to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. And what is the extent of Hezbollah's role in Iran's shadow war with Israel and the West, including plots targeting civilians around the world? Explore Hezbollah's footprint and future goals with expert commentators: Matthew Levitt, Senior Fellow and Director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, author of Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God, and a former FBI counterterrorism analyst as well as former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the US Department of the Treasury; and Reuel Marc Gerecht, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, author of The Wave: Man, God, and the Ballot Box in the Middle East, and a former Middle East specialist in the CIA's Clandestine Service.
In collaboration with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy.
Tickets: $15. To register or for more information visit www.spymuseum.org

17 October 2013 - Reston, VA - TECHEXPO Polygraph-Only Hiring Event

Location: Sheraton Reston, Reston, VA
Please call Nancy Mathew for more information: 212-655-4505 ext. 225

19 October 2013, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter features Chet Lunner on "Domestic Intelligence: The Missing Link."

AFIO BulletChet Lunner speaks on "Domestic Intelligence, the Missing Link." Prior to his retirement in 2010 Lunner was Deputy Under Secretary of Homeland Security in the office of Intelligence and Analysis where he helped build a national network of fusion centers. Prior to that he served Secretary Michael Chertoff as acting Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Relations. In the latter position he gained a broad view of homeland security issues facing state, local, and tribal leadership. In 2003 Lunner was appointed head of the Office of Maritime and Land Security where he developed policies for rail, trucking, highway, pipelines, Amtrak and postal transportation. His standing as an expert in intelligence collaboration and information sharing is recognized internationally. He continues to work as an independent consultant in homeland security.
Location: Kennebunk High School Main Auditorium. The auditorium is at the south end of the building through the door marked #3. Parking is along Fletcher Street in front of the building or behind the south side of the building. The meeting is open to the public. For information call: 207-967-4298.

Saturday, 19 October 2013, 1 - 3 pm - Washington, DC - "Unlikely Warriors: The Army Security Agent's Secret War in Vietnam 1961-1973," a booksigning at the International Spy Museum Store.

International Spy Museum eventsJoin the International Spy Museum Store for a book signing of "Unlikely Warriors" by authors Lonnie M. Long and Gary B. Blackburn. The military history book takes readers into the Vietnam War and follows members of the Army Security Agency (ASA) as they conduct top secret missions.
Long and Blackburn chart the years that ASA operated in Vietnam - occurring from 1961 to 1973. With each story, many of which have never been told, readers will find themselves in awe as they learn about specific operations, incidents and battles that involved ASA personnel.
"We want the reader to come away with an appreciation for the job those thousands of young men did and the many thousands of lives they saved through their efforts," say Long and Blackburn.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

26 October 2013 - Washington, DC - The OSS Society honors Adm William McRaven, USN, at its 2013 Donovan Award Dinner.

The OSS Society will present the 2013 William J. Donovan Award to Admiral William McRaven, USN, Commander, USSOCOM. The event has sold out.

30 October 2013 - Northampton, MA - "Typists to Trailblazers" - The History of Women's Advancement and Achievements at CIA

CIA IconFOR YOUR OCTOBER 2013 CALENDAR. Wednesday, 30 OCTOBER 2013 will be "Typists to Trailblazers"The History of Women's Advancement and Achievements at CIA
A CIA Conference at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
This CIA Historical Documents 'Release Event' Conference co-hosted with Smith College and features CIA's women's history month celebration. Speakers will discuss women's advancement, including Petticoat Panel Report, and other achievements that brought women into higher positions beyond the typing pool.
Additional program below. All AFIO members are invited.

Icon CalendarNovember 2013

Friday, 1 November 2013, 6 pm - Washington, DC - The Baader Meinhof Complex - a documentary on German Extremism by Nathalie Vogel and Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz

The Baader Meinhof Complex, a 2008 German film by Uli Edel, points out the affinities between extremist movements. The story commences in the late 1960s--the era of the great counter-cultural revolution--when a group of West German radical leftists stages a protest against the Shah of Iran upon the monarch's visit to Free Berlin. Hating the Persian king, an alleged oppressor of his people, the young German leftists were apparently ignorant of or indifferent to the suffering of millions forced to live under Marxist tyrannies. The German police suppressed the disturbance, shooting one of the radicals in the process. To avenge themselves, the group took up terrorism. Soon enough, the young Marxist terrorists allied themselves with fellow extremists among Arab national socialists, pointing to a nexus between Western radicals and Middle Eastern radicals--based on a mutual antipathy towards Western Civilization--that survives to this day.
The movie will be introduced by Nathalie Vogel, a German extremism expert, and by Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, who teaches a directed study on extremist movements in history at IWP
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
MUST RSVP to kbridges@iwp.edu and must have printed confirmation email from IWP in order to attend event.

2 November 2013, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm - Indian Harbour Beach, FL - The AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hosts Russell Hayes, FBI, on "Changes in the FBI in Response to Terrorism."

AFIO BulletRussell Hayes, Supervisory Senior Resident Agent of the Brevard Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a sub-office of the FBI Tampa Division. Mr. Hayes also heads the Brevard Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), which includes representatives of five Brevard law enforcement agencies. Mr. Hayes will address the transformation of the FBI over the past decade into the agency that serves us today, including the JTTF and counterterrorism work in Brevard.

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM: Social Hour; greet old, new members and guests (cash bar)
12:15 PM: Sit Down lunch
Location: Eau Gallie Yacht Club, 100 Datura Dr, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
TO ATTEND: Prepaid reservations are required which must be received by October 24. Send $28 pp to "AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter" to Bobbie Keith, PO Box 372397, Satellite Beach, FL 32937-2397. Questions: Contact AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter President Bobbie Keith at: (321) 777-5561 or email her at or bobbie6769@juno.com.
Note: Late reservations cannot be accommodated. We regret we cannot accept walk-ins.
Menu Choices are: Rustic Chicken with Red Grape and Walnut Salad (S), or Tomato-Basil Pasta with Shrimp (P). Choice includes Cream of Mushroom soup, rolls, butter, coffee or tea. Dessert: Heath Bar Ice Cream Pie. (Price includes tax & gratuity).

Wed. 6 November 2013, 10am - 3pm - Baltimore, MD - TECHEXPO Baltimore - recruiting Security-Cleared Professionals

Location: BWI Marriott, 1743 W Nursery Rd, Baltimore, MD 21090
Register or explore: www.techexpousa.com/

7 November 2013, 11:30am - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Israeli Consul General, Dr. Andy David.

AFIO BulletDr. Andy David, Israeli Consul General to the Pacific Northwest and former advisor to the Foreign Minister speaks at this event.
TIMES: 11:30AM no host cocktails; meeting starts at noon.
LOCATION: United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, SF (between Sloat/Wawona). Seating will be limited. RSVP required by 10/31/13 to Mariko Kawaguchi afiosf@aol.com and mail check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011. Members and students: $25; non-member guests $35 (must be accompanied by member).

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 4:30 - 6 PM - Washington, DC - National Security vs. Privacy - by John Metelski of Bridge the Divide Foundation.

Much has been written in the press recently about government programs that track and record an individual's electronic communications, both here and abroad. The intelligence community defends these programs as necessary for national security; others assert they violate the individual's right to privacy.
This presentation will briefly examine the historical tensions which have ever been present between the rights of the group vs the rights of the individual and how various forms of government have sought to address this tension with an eye toward self-preservation. We will examine the "operative factors" affecting how these systems have (or have not) changed to adapt to this tension, including how our system of Democracy is structured to handle this issue. We will then discuss how the present situation could be addressed and evaluate the path US democracy offers to resolve this tension.
John Metelski is a retired Army LtCol. He has an engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a law degree from Georgetown. He worked for the National Security Council during the time of the Watergate scandals of the '70s. He subsequently was counsel to and later founder of a number of businesses related to wireless telecommunications.
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
MUST RSVP to kbridges@iwp.edu

Thurs. 7 November 2013, 10am - 3pm - Colorado Springs, CO - TECHEXPO - recruiting Security-Cleared Professionals

Location: DoubleTree Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906
www.techexpousa.com/

Friday 8 November 2013, noon - 2 pm - Loudoun, VA - Luke Bencie addresses Loudoun Crime Commission Group on "Counter - Espionage For The Business Traveler"

Luke Bencie, Managing Director of Security Management International, LLC., and author of Among Enemies, Counter - Espionage For The Business Traveler, discusses his experiences and insignts on threats business and government travelers face.
For the past 15 years, Luke Bencie has traveled to more than 120 countries on behalf of the U.S. intelligence community, as well as for the private defense industry. He has experienced - firsthand and sometimes painfully - the threat of espionage. He has seen the lengths to which foreign intelligence services and other hostile global competitors will go to steal American business secrets. Mr. Bencie currently serves as Managing Director of Security Management International, LLC, a security-consulting firm in the Washington, D.C., area. A native of Detroit and a graduate of Michigan State University and The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, he frequently lectures to defense contractors, U.S. government agencies and Fortune 500 companies on how to protect themselves and their intellectual property from espionage while traveling abroad. He lives in Northern Virginia.
Event location: Belmont Country Club
RSVP by November 5th to: RSVP@loudouncrimecommission.org
Doors open at noon for registering and networking, and the meeting starts at 12:30 PM.
Cost for the luncheon is $20.00 for non-members of the Loudoun Crime Commission, $15.00 for members, and can be paid by cash or check at the door

Saturday, 9 November 2013, 11 am - Orange Park, FL - The AFIO Northern Florida Chapter meets to hear Colonel John D. Frketic, USA (Ret).

AFIO BulletThe speaker will be Colonel John D. Frketic, USA (Ret), who served 34 years of active service. He served as a platoon leader, battalion S-2 and chief of the Division's All-Source Intelligence Center. He was subsequently an instructor at the Intelligence Center and School and served a two year tour as an Exchange Officer in Australia.Throughout his career, Colonel Frketic continued to serve alternating tours in Army tactical units as either the S-2/G-2 or as a unit commander.
He served 2 1/2 years as the commander of a special intelligence unit at Ft. Bragg, N.C. and also served first as the G-2 Operations and Plans Officer then Executive Officer of
the divisional intelligence battalion. He was individually deployed for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and after serving as the G-3 Current Operations Officer for the 3rd Army (ARCENT) Forward tactical operations center (TOC) he was selected as the G-2 of the 6th InfantryDivision (Light).
Colonel Frketic commanded two battalions; the Military Intelligence battalion of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and the Officer Training Battalion for the IntelligenceCenter and School at Ft. Huachuca, AZ. As the FORSCOMG-2/DCSINT he was heavily involved with national intelligence fusion into the FBI's security effort for the 1996 OlympicGames in Atlanta,GA. He concluded his career as the DeputyCommander for theArmy Combat Readiness Center at Ft. Rucker, AL where he served as the senior intelligence officer for the initial U.S. civilian governing effort in Iraq under LTG (Ret.) Jay Garner and Ambassador L. Paul Bremer.
Event takes place at the Country Club of Orange Park. As you can see from the attached newsletter, we have a very exciting speaker on tap for the event, so we hope you will be able to attend -- as always, guests and family are cordially invited. PLEASE RSVP TO QUIEL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AT qbegonia@comcast.net or call him at (904) 545-9549. We need a total of 20+ attendees to meet the country club's requirements. I've also attached another item, a short article from a recent Newsmark magazine, entitled "NSA Snooping Runs Amok," which contains references and a photo of the new NSA Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah, which was reported to the Chapter in February of last year. General Webb will be conducting another "Lightning Round," which will include a group discussion of the method of selecting meeting dates for 1-2 years in advance. Does that work, are there conflicts, is there a better way? Good meeting coming up, Tandy and I hope to see y'all there.
Please RSVP right away for the 9 Nov. 2013 meeting to qbegonia@comcast.net Cost will be $16 each, pay the Country Club at the luncheon.

Saturday, 09 November 2013, 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Washington, DC - Allan Topol's The Russian Endgame at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsJoin the International Spy Museum for an In-store book signing of The Russian Endgame by Allan Topol. Allan is the author of nine novels of international intrigue. Two of them, Spy Dance and Enemy of My Enemy, were national best sellers. His novels have been translated into Japanese, Portuguese and Hebrew. One was optioned and three are in development for movies.
Why all the interest? Well....in The Russian Endgame, the third and last book in his Craig Page trilogy, Director of EU Counterterrorism Craig Page, along with Elizabeth Crowder, are out to get vengeance on the Chinese General Zhou, and also thwart the attempts of former KGB agent, Dmitri Orlov, from a plot to assassinate the President of the United States and seizing classified military weaponry capable of shifting the balance of world power.
Author Allan Topol has written a thrill-packed roller-coaster of a novel which is sure to keep you awake late into the night turning the pages. It's a thriller which shifts back and forth between four main settings, Moscow, Beijing, Paris, and Washington, with exotic locales like Indonesia and Bali thrown in for good measure.
REVIEWS "Allan Topol once again engages his readers with a thought-provoking and realistic storyline that is full of surprising twists and turns. The novel's conclusion is unexpected, but upon reflection, it is an appropriate ending." ---Goodreads
"The Russian Endgame is a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, and reading it is like a rush of adrenaline in your veins. The characters are three-dimensional and believable, and it's a book you won't want to put down. It can be enjoyed as a stand-alone, though I highly recommend that you also check out the first two books in Topol's Craig Page trilogy, The China Gambit and Spanish Revenge." ---Las Vegas Guardian Express
Tickets: Free! No registration required. More info at www.spymuseum.org

Tues. 12 November 2013, 10am - 3pm - Tysons Corner, VA - TECHEXPO - recruiting Security-Cleared Professionals

Location: Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, VA 22102
www.techexpousa.com/

Wednesday, 13 November 2013, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Scottsdale, AZ - "Egypt and Syria" - Paul Kinsinger's topic for AFIO Arizona Chapter Meeting

AFIO Bullet"Egypt and Syria" is the topic of Paul Kinsinger, Clinical Professor of Business Intelligence, Executive Director, Thunderbird Executive Education, Thunderbird School of Management.
Location: McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85258 ~ Phone 480.948.0260
Send your check to Simone - you will be charged for the lunch. Meeting fees are as follows: $20 for AFIO AZ Member; $22.00 for Non-Members.
No-shows will be charged if not cancelled 48 hours prior to event.
For reservations or questions, email Simone: simone@afioaz.org or simone@4smartphone.net, or call 602.570.6016.

13 November 2013 - Atlanta, GA - "President Jimmy Carter, Intelligence, and the Camp David Accords" - a CIA Historical Documents 'Release Event' Conference co-hosted by the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum.

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The Central Intelligence Agency and the Jimmy Carter Library & Museum hosted a Document Release Event Symposium on President Carter and the Role of Intelligence in the Camp David Accords. View Speakers and Program Agenda

In conjunction with the symposium, the Historical Review Program and the Information Review Division of the CIA's Information Management Services will publicly release over 250 previously classified analyses and reports, totaling over 1,400 pages.
These items were produced by the CIA to support President Carter's negotiations with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin at Camp David in September 1978. The declassified documents detail diplomatic developments from the Arab peace offensive and President Sadat's trip to Jerusalem through the region wide aftermath of Camp David. Newly released items include: ** Two National Intelligence Estimates on Egypt and the Middle East Military Balance. ** Selections from CIA's briefing book on Camp David created for President Carter. ** Leadership profiles from the Directorate of Intelligence on the key places and personalities of the Middle East peace process. ** Intelligence on informal and formal inter-Arab negotiations and divisions between Israeli political parties with regard to the peace initiative and summit. ** The role of Jordan in the peace process. ** Over four hundred pages of Foreign Broadcast Information Service reporting, capturing the press coverage of the negotiations, summit, and global reaction.
The documents convey a sense of the personalities, perils, and ambiguities that pervaded the lead-up to the Camp David summit which, despite the many obstacles, have had an enduring influence in the precarious peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors.

Additional information on the conference will appear here and at the website for The Jimmy Carter Library & Museum. The event will be open to the public and will not be working on a registration basis. There is no charge to attend. See Carter Library website for details, when made available.

The booklet about this event and some of the documents will be made available as PDFs by CIA at this link, shortly. Many of the prior document release event booklets are also available at that link. They provide fascinating source material and inside-the-classified-tent views of the activity and responses by the CIA analysts and other officials during major international crises, negotiations, or challenges.

Thursday, 14 November 2013, noon - Washington, DC - "The Family Jewels: The CIA, Secrecy and Presidential Power," at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsIn December 1974, a front-page story in the New York Times revealed the explosive details of years of illegal domestic operations by the Central Intelligence Agency including political surveillance, eavesdropping, and detention. These revelations shocked the public and led to investigations by a presidential commission and committees in both houses of Congress. Investigators soon discovered that the CIA abuses were described in a top-secret document that Agency insiders dubbed the "Family Jewels." That document became ground zero for a political firestorm that lasted more than a year. John Prados, a Senior Fellow of the National Security Archive in Washington, DC, recounts the secret operations that constituted the "Jewels," shows that the abuses have since been replicated by the intelligence agencies at the global level, and exposes the strenuous efforts -- by the Agency, the Executive Branch, and even presidents -- to evade accountability.
Join the author for an informal chat and book signing.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. More information at www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, 14 Nov 2013, 5:30 - 8:30 pm - Tysons Corner, VA - Spy vs Spy: Global Espionage Threats to Business - A Panel and Reception.

The International Speakers Society at The Tower Club features discussants Luke Bencie - Managing Director of Security Management International, LLC; author of
Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler; and Brian E. Finch - Partner of Dickstein Shapiro, LLP, head of the firm's Global Security Practice, Named by Washingtonian Magazine in 2011 as one of the top 40 lobbyists; Ladi Carballosa - Former FBI Chief of the Practical Applications Unit; Interim Deputy Director of Law Enforcement for the Counter Terrorism Center of the CIA.
Times: 5:30-6:30pm Reception For Members & Guests; 6-7 pm Open Networking Reception; 7-8:30 pm Panel Discussion.
Location: The Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr #1700 Vienna, VA 22182. Parking available in garage at building entrance.
Reservations: www.internationalspy.eventbrite.com
Admission: $30.00 per person.

Thursday, 14 November 2013, 5 - 7 p.m. - Long Beach, CA - Cameron Munter, former Ambassador to Pakistan, discusses U.S. relations with Pakistan in 2014 and Beyond.

Topic: US-Pakistan Relations in 2014 & Beyond, Lecture by Ambassador Cameron Munter
Cameron Munter served as a US Foreign Service Officer for nearly three decades before his retirement in fall 2012. He was Ambassador to Pakistan from 2010-2012, guiding US-Pakistani relations through a period of severe crisis, including the operation which enabled America to finally capture Osama Bin Laden in Abbotabad where he was being hidden, and the latest phase of the Afghan War. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador to Pakistan, Munter served in several capacities in Baghdad, Iraq, overseeing US civilian and military cooperation in planning the drawdown of US troops. Ambassador Munter's talk will address US relations with Pakistan in light of the expected drawdown of American troops in Afghanistan in 2014.
Location: California State University, Long Beach
There is no charge for this event, but you must RSVP in order to reserve a space, detailed information is listed below. AFIO L.A. is not in charge of the guest list, so please make sure to reserve at your earliest convenience if you plan to attend.
Once you RSVP, you'll receive a confirmation/reminder email at the beginning of the week of November 11 with details about the building location and parking.
For more information, contact: Dave Neumann at dave.neumann@csulb.edu

Thursday, 14 November 2013, Noon-2:00 pm - Washington DC - The Returned & Services League of Australia meets to hear Brigadier General Xhavit GASHI, the Kosovo Security Force Attaché.

Where - Amenities Room, Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Washington DC 20036
Charge - $15.00 including buffet lunch and sodas. Alcoholic beverages - $2.00 each.
RSVP by noon on Wednesday November 13 to David Ward at 202-352-8550 or via e-mail to dmward1973@gmail.com
NOTE: Valid photo ID required
Parking: While there is no parking at the Embassy, paid off street parking is available behind and under the Airline Pilots Association- 17th and Mass, and at 15th and Mass (1240 15th street). On street two hour metered parking is also available.

Friday, 15 November 2013, 10:30am - 2pm - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Fall Luncheon features National Security Reporter Walter Pincus, and former CIA DO Officer Marti Peterson

AFIO Bullet1 p.m. speaker is Walter Pincus, National Security Reporter for The Washington Post, speaks on "45 years covering national security."
3-course Lunch at Noon
11 a.m. speaker is Martha [Marti] D. Peterson, author of The Widow Spy: MY CIA Journey from the Jungles of Laos to Prison in Moscow.
The Widow Spy is Marti Peterson's personal story of a life among heroes. The first was her husband John, a CIA officer, whom she accompanied on her first overseas assignment in Laos, conducting paramilitary operations to contain the North Vietnamese Army. John was killed in a helicopter crash.
The story continues with her joining CIA and becoming one of the first women operations officers ever assigned to Moscow in the mid-70s. She details the challenges of working covertly for nearly two years in Moscow, facing the potential of being discovered by the KGB, as she serviced dead drops and recovered secret packages from a highly valuable agent TRIGON. In the end, she was ambushed and arrested by the KGB.
TRIGON, often compared to Penkovsky, provided documents that revealed the Soviet government's plans and intentions in influencing world events and the negotiating positions of Soviet government officials in talks with the US and its allies.
The memoir contains descriptions of operational acts and real life within the enemy's camp (Moscow).
Marti Peterson's presentation will provide unique insights into the intelligence advantage the US had over the USSR, and provides a personal account of the covert life of a female CIA officer in Moscow. It also provides a look at how women were seen and treated in the DO in that era.
Check-in for badge pickup at 10:30 a.m. Morning and Afternoon programs are On The Record. The latest intelligence books, and many others, for sale throughout event.
Event closes at 2 p.m.
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Tysons Corner, VA.
Registration is closed.

Friday, 15 November 2013, 8 pm - Washington, DC - "Sharks & Lasers: A Bond Villains' Night Out" at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsAn Exquisitely Evil Program Presented by the International Spy Museum and Brightest Young Things
An evening celebrating the villain in us all, and especially the villains of the Bond franchise! Come as your favorite evil alter ego as the sleekest villain attire will be judged while you enjoy cocktails and jams. Everyone's favorite Bond villain, Jaws, from the The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, will be our featured guest as Richard Kiel reunites with his steely teeth. Meet him and other villainous types during after-hours access to the Museum's Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains special exhibition.
Have an evil cat like Blofeld's? Submit your best diabolical kitty pictures for bragging rights in our Pussy Galore Gallery. We'll have a well-stocked photo booth with evil accouterments, Bond trivia, and a chance to meet real spies. Will you be brave enough to go 4-D with our shark tank come-to-life? Bravery required, swimsuit not. And in your confessional "My Villainous Moment" video use our clandestine cameramen and voice-changing equipment to record your anonymous personal evil best.
This is a 21+ event.
Tickets: Advance Price: $20; Day Of: $25 More information at www.spymuseum.org

16 November 2013, 2 - 4pm - Kennebunk, ME - Maine Chapter of AFIO presents China expert Kathleen Walsh on "China: Partner, Rival, or Adversary?"

AFIO BulletAn Associate Professor of National Security Affairs at the US Naval War College, Walsh will speak on "China: Partner, Rival, or Adversay." What does the future hold in view of China's more assertive role in the international sphere?
Walsh joined the Naval War College in 2006 where she has focused her research on China and the Asia-Pacific region with emphasis on security and technology issues. Her current research includes assessing China's science and technology development, defense innovation and military modernization efforts, and the role played by foreign R&D investment in China's development.
Walsh is the author of numerous publications including: China's Defense Innovative System: Making the Wheels Spin; China's National Security Strategy: A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma.
Prior to joining NWC Walsh was a senior independent consultant to several Washington think tanks where she worked for U.S. Government clients on issues related to China and Asian regional security arising from globalization.
Walsh has a Master of Arts degree from the School of International Public Affairs at Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the Elliott School of international Affairs at George Washington University.
The meeting will be at 2:00 p.m., November 16, 2013 at the Kennebunk High School Main Auditorium. The auditorium is at the south end of the building through the door marked #3. Parking is along Fletcher Street in front of the building or behind the south side of the building. The meeting is open to the public. For information call: 207-967-4298.

Thursday, 21 November 2013, 11:30 am - Palmer Lake, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain meeting features John Putnam on "Lessons Learned from the Waldo Canyon Fire."

AFIO BulletSpeaker, John E. Putnam is with Putnam Assurance & Risk Services, LLC, Colorado. He will talk about "Lessons Learned about the Waldo Canyon Fire."
Event location: The Inn at Palmer Divide, 443 S. Highway 105, Palmer Lake, CO, Exit 161 westbound off I-25, West on Highway 105.
Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net

Icon CalendarDecember 2013

Monday, 2 December 2013, 5:30 - 8pm - New York, NY - "NSA Wiretapping, Snowden, Manning, and the FISA Court" - Judge Michael Mukasey's talk at the AFIO NY Chapter Meeting

AFIO BulletSPEAKER: Judge Michael Mukasey, Former US Attorney General, 2007 - 09; currently NYC-based Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton. Served 18 years as Judge US District Court of the Southern District of NY, 6 years as Chief Judge. Most notable award, "Learned Hand Medal of the Federal Bar Council."
TOPIC: "NSA Wiretapping, Snowden, Manning, and the FISA Court" - as a tool of counterterrorism and national security.
LOCATION: Society of Illustrators 128 East 63rd Street between Lex. & Park Ave. TIME: Registration 5:30 PM Meeting Start 6:00 PM
Registration: Strongly suggested, not required. Open to the public.
Email: afiometro@gmail.com or call: 646-717-3776, Jerry Goodwin, President, AFIO New York Metropolitan Chapter
Cost: $50/person Cash or Check at the door only
Buffet Dinner: Buffet Dinner to follow talk & Q&A.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 5:30 pm - Las Vegas, NV - AFIO Las Vegas Chapter Holiday Dinner Event Features Ernest Williams on "History of the Nevada Test Site."

AFIO BulletOur holiday dinner will be held in the A-Room of the Nellis Air Force Base Officers' Club. A no-host bar, located adjacent to the A-Room will be in operation from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for your convenience. Please purchase your cocktails at the A-Room bar instead of the Robin's Roost.
Our featured speaker for the evening will Ernest B. Williams on "History of the Nevada Test Site: Reflections on 54 Years of NTS Experience."
Ernest Williams enlisted into the US Air Force in 1951. He began working for the Atomic Energy Commission reporting to Mercury, Nevada, Nevada Proving Grounds (Nevada Test Site) in 1955, where he witnessed and/or participated in over 500 atmospheric and underground nuclear tests. In 1962 he was an administrative Officer on Christmas Island and an engineer for the Dominic atmospheric tests (24 atmospheric tests). At the Nevada Test Site, Mr. Williams participated in over 400 underground tests. Mr. Williams retired in 1986 and is currently employed with National Security Technologies. He is currently involved in the counterterrorism program and the first responders program at the National Nuclear Security Site (formerly the NTS) and Community relations in Las Vegas, Nevada. Williams received the Award of Excellence from DOE in 1993 and congressional recognition from the Nevada Congressional District.
If you have provided your name, date of birth and either a drivers' license number or a social security number, your name will be at the guarded main gate at Nellis AFB entrance; if not, provide this information to Mary Bentley (mary.bentley@doe.gov) by 22 November 2013, or you will not be admitted. If you currently have base access, you do not need to provide this information.
Place: The Officers' Club at Nellis Air Force Base. All guests must use the MAIN GATE, located at the intersection of Craig Road and Las Vegas Blvd.
Address: 5871 Fitzgerald Blvd., Nellis AFB, NV 89191 Phone: 702-644-2582.
Dinner: The holiday dinner buffet will be served starting at 5:30p.m. and will include: Tossed Greens with Toasted Walnut and Raspberry Vinaigrette,
Roast Turkey with Stuffing, Cranberry Chutney, Pan Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Chef's Vegetables, Freshly Baked Rolls with Butter, Pumpkin and Pecan Pies; and Coffee & Tea Service

Please Note: If your dues are in good standing for the current calendar year, the holiday dinner will be at a cost of $5.00 per person. If your dues are lapsed or for any guest attending the meeting, the fee is $20 pp for the dinner. Bring your spouse and/or guest(s) to dinner and the meeting, but remember to submit your guest(s) names, date of birth and either drivers license number or social security numbers before 22 November 2013.

Questions to Mary Bentley (mary.bentley@doe.gov) anytime or call me at 702-295-0417 if you have any questions.

5 December 2013, 11:30am-2pm - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO San Francisco Chapter hosts Lt. Vincent Nguyen, USCG assigned to Intelligence unit in Florida Keys.

AFIO BulletThe AFIO James Quesada San Francisco Chapter hosts Lt. Vincent Nguyen, US Coast Guard currently assigned to an Intelligence unit in the Florida Keys. Lt. Nguyen is the winner of one of our chapter scholarships and is pursuing a Master's degree in Asian-Pacific Studies from the University of San Francisco.
11:30AM no host cocktails; meeting starts at noon. Location: United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, SF (between Sloat/Wawona). RSVP required by 11/30/13 to Mariko Kawaguchi: e-mail afiosf@aol.com and mail check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011. Members and students: $25; non-member guests $35 (must be accompanied by member).

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 10am-1pm - Annapolis Junction, MD - National Cryptologic Museum Foundation's Annual Pearl Harbor Program

Twelfth Annual Pearl Harbor Commemoration Lecture by National Cryptologic Museum Foundation

The speaker at the Twelfth Annual NCMF Pearl Harbor Commemoration Lecture is noted author and historian Dr. Donald M. Goldstein. Dr. Goldstein's presentation will include insights into the Japanese outlook on the Pearl Harbor attack and the subsequent disastrous aftermath, a gap in our series which we have been trying to fill for over five years.

This year's presentation will take place at L3 Conference Center in the National Business Park. Lunch will follow at noon. It takes place Thursday, 5 December 2013, 10am-1pm in Annapolis Junction, MD. The L3 conference center is located at 2720 Technology Drive Annapolis Junction MD 20701. We will have a selection of books that Dr. Goldstein has authored or coauthored available for purchase.

The program fee for members is $20 [$50 for non-members which includes membership in the NCMF for a year]. Please remit to the NCMF or pay online at at www.cryptologicfoundation.org. The deadline for payment is 29 November. Refunds not possible after that date. Make check payable to "NCMF" and send to PO Box 1682, Fort George G Meade, MD 20755-3682 by 29 November.
Questions? Contact Mary J. Faletto, Senior Administrator, National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, Office: 301-688-5436 Cell: 443-250-8621. E-mail: cryptmf@aol.com

The NCMF will have the NSA 2013 Christmas ornament available for those who wish to purchase it - a rare opportunity. The ornament must be reserved and paid for in advance by check. The cost for the ornament in the gift shop is $16.50 plus tax. Your cost is $16 including tax and handling less your NCMF discount. Please include this amount in a check along with your program fee. The ornament may not be paid for online.

Dr. Goldstein's presentation will finally open the window into the Japanese thought processes leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Join us as we learn about this little known aspect of the attack and its aftermath.

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 4:30 PM - Washington, DC - Lt Gen Michael Flynn, Director DIA, on "Preparing for the Unknown"

"Preparing for the Unknown" is the topic of by Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, USA, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency, at The Eighteenth Annual Pearl Harbor Day Lecture at The Institute of World Politics, 1521 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.
As we reflect on the lessons of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the intelligence community must remain ever vigilant in our pursuit to uncover the unknown. The nature of global conflict is increasingly ad-hoc requiring an agile and educated workforce to take the lessons of history and apply them to future challenges.
DIA Director LTG Michael T. Flynn will discuss the imperative for a new model for defense intelligence to prevent strategic surprise and provide decision advantage to warfighters and policymakers. He will speak to the rapidly shifting security landscape, addressing global trends like population growth, urbanization, and technological developments that are creating new security challenges. In this strategic context, LTG Flynn with highlight wartime lessons learned that demonstrate the growing importance of intelligence integration and form the foundation of DIA's way ahead to ensure defense intelligence continues to provide the information needed to maintain U.S. strategic advantage.
Important note: Attendance at all IWP events requires an RSVP in advance. In addition, prospective attendees must receive an e-mail confirmation from IWP indicating that seating will be available for them at the event. A government-issued ID that matches your name on the confirmed attendee list must be presented at the door for admission to any event. The use of photographic and/or recording equipment is prohibited except by advanced permission from IWP, the event organizer, and the speaker(s). IWP is a private organization; as such, all attendees are guests of the Institute.
RSVP and CONFIRMATION OF ACCEPTANCE REQUIRED: RSVP to sdwyer@iwp.edu.

Saturday, 07 December 2013,  4 - 5:45 p.m. - Washington, DC - "NERDS (National Espionage Rescue and Defense Society)" at the International Spy Museum - event for children.

Event for children. The Spy Museum hosts an in-store book-signing with Michael Buckley featuring his series NERDS (National Espionage Rescue and Defense Society).
The grand finale to the series, Attack of the BULLIES stars Ruby Peet, aka Agent Pufferfish, the team captain with super nanobyte-enhanced allergies. Pufferfish leads the team in their latest case: the kidnapping of the president's daughter. But the NERDS discover she hasn't been kidnapped - she's been recruited. Their former librarian, Ms. Holiday, has started a rival organization called BULLIES, who each have their own nanobyte-enhanced upgrades. The BULLIES' plan: go back in time to make sure NERDS never existed! When Ruby's teammates begin to vanish one by one, she enlists Agent Brand and Heathcliff Hodges to go back to the 1970s and help the original nerdy secret agents make sure that the future is not erased from existence! Attack of the BULLIES promises action, humor, and a dramatic conclusion to the series.
Michael Buckley is at his comic best in this madcap series which might have some appeal to kids looking for an action-packed, humorous read.
Combining all the excitement of international espionage and all the awkwardness of elementary school, NERDS, featuring a group of unpopular students who run a spy network from inside their school, hits the mark. With the help of cutting-edge science, their nerdy qualities are enhanced and transformed into incredible abilities!
"Funny, clever, and thoroughly entertaining." - School Library Journal
"The inventive details, story, and made-up futuristic technology will keep pages turning." - Kirkus Reviews 
Tickets: FREE! More information at www.spymuseum.org

10 December 2013 - MacDill AFB, FL - The AFIO Suncoast Chapter hears from Hon. William Burgess, on Special Operations

AFIO BulletOur meeting's featured Speaker: Hon. William H. Burgess, III, Florida Circuit Court Judge, retired US Army, on his Special Operations Experiences Hon. William H. Burgess, III, is a Circuit Court Judge in Florida's Sixth Judicial Circuit. He is a former trial attorney and prosecutor for the State of Florida. Judge Burgess is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law and is a member of The Florida Bar, the St. Petersburg Bar Association, the Clearwater Bar Association, and the West A Bar Association. He regularly lectures on sentencing, evidence, professionalism, trial practice, and other criminal law-related topics for lawyer organization throughout Florida and has taught at the college and law school levels. He is an expert on Florida sentencing law and is the author of the definitive legal treatise on that subject, which used by judges and lawyers throughout the state. Mr. Burgess received his J.D. from Washington College of Law, The American University; his M.P.A. from Clark University; and his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts.
Judge Burgess enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1976, receiving his commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1978. Burgess served in Infantry, Military Intelligence, and, for most of his career, Special Forces, including wartime command experience in the Persian Gulf. While in the Army, Burgess worked and trained with several allied special operations forces, including Britain's 22 Special Air Service. He is a charter member of the Army's Special Forces Combat Arms Branch. Burgess authored the Army's first Special Reconnaissance doctrinal manual and made significant contributions to other doctrinal publications pertaining to sensitive special operations and intelligence matters. He also lead pioneering efforts in research, development, and application of strategic targeting methods in support of National Command Authority objectives. He has written a number of articles about the concepts and history of special operations for a variety of national and international magazines and journals, and he edited and contributed to Inside Spetsnaz, the most definitive open-source book of its time on Soviet special operations forces. At retirement in 1995, Burgess was serving as a Regular Army Major on the personal staff of the Commander-in-Chief, United States Special Operations Command. Burgess is a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2473 and has remained active in veterans affairs since his retirement.
Questions or reservations to Michael F. Shapiro at mfshapiro@att.net

Tuesday, 10 - 11 December 2013 - Herndon, VA - ATIA's TECHINT 2013 on ""Operationalizing Integration: From Policy to Outcomes"

NRO Director, the Hon. Betty Sapp, will be a keynote speaker at the ATIA's TECHINT 2013. She will follow closely on the heels of ODNI Director Clapper in setting the stage for our symposium on Operationalizing Integration and assist in leading us into our afternoon sessions on Space Situational Awareness.
Symposium location: TASC, Inc., Heritage Conference Center, 4803 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly, VA 20151.
We'll also be holding our annual Awards Ceremony and Reception 5:30-7:30 on 10 December at Hilton Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Rd, Herndon, Virginia 20171; there is also still time to submit an Awards recommendation.


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Video for prior educational events:

CIA CONFERENCES

Bosnia, Intelligence, and the Clinton Presidency

CIA IconThis event was held today, Tuesday, October 1, 2013, in Little Rock, AR at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library co-hosted by the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
CIA released more than 300 newly declassified documents on intelligence and presidential policymaking during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War. The symposium, titled Bosnia, Intelligence, and the Clinton Presidency, examined the pivotal Balkan conflict and the role of intelligence in informing senior policymakers. The declassified documents shed light on the supporting role intelligence played in the Clinton Administration's policy decisions during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War, the worst armed conflict in Europe since World War II. The collection highlights the accomplishments of the Director of Central Intelligence Interagency Balkan Task Force in streamlining intelligence for decision makers through a groundbreaking level of collaboration among federal agencies.

Symposium speakers included

1:00 p.m. Welcome by Stephanie S. Streett, Executive Director, Clinton Foundation
1:15 p.m. Dr. John Gannon, CIA Deputy Director for Intelligence, 1995-1997
1:45 p.m. Panel: The Clinton Administration in the Bosnian War
Dr. Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State, 1997-2001
Gen. Wesley Clark, USA (ret.), Supreme Allied Commander Europe, 1997-2000
Mr. Sandy Berger, National Security Advisor, 1997-2001
Mr. Leon Fuerth, National Security Advisor to Vice President Gore, 1993-2001
Moderator: Nancy Soderberg, Deputy National Security Advisor, 1993-1996
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Keynote address by President Bill Clinton

This declassification effort marks the youngest historical collection ever released in the CIA Historical Review Program's (HRP) 20-year existence. The HRP, part of CIA Information Management Services, identifies, collects and produces historically relevant collections of declassified materials. 

The event may be viewed at the Clinton Foundation YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/clintonfoundationorg/videos

CIA has released eight historic videos on the Balkan Conflict. Those are available for viewing here: http://www.youtube.com/user/ciagov?feature=watch

      Presidential Radio Address: June 30, 1995 - President Clinton talks about the conflict in Bosnia and the policy of United States
      Presidential Radio Address: September 23, 1995 - President Clinton addresses the prospects for peace in Bosnia
      President Clinton on Bosnia-Herzegovina Peace Agreement and Exchange With Reporters, Nov. 21, 1995
      President Clinton's Address on Peace Agreement in Bosnia Herzegovina, Nov. 27, 1995
      Remarks Prior to Discussions With Balkan Leaders and Exchange With Reporters in Paris, Dec. 14, 1995
      Remarks at the Signing Ceremony for the Balkan Peace Agreement in Paris December 14, 1995
      Remarks on the Peace Process in Bosnia and an Exchange With Reporters, Dec. 18, 1997
      President Clinton's visit to Bosnia Herzegovina on December 22, 1997


Documentaries, Interviews, and Commercial Movies of interest

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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