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Sunday, 7 January 2018, 3 - 4 pm – Washington, DC – NSO In Your Neighborhood: An Espionage-Themed Concert – at the International Spy Museum
This year's NSO In Your Neighborhood program heads to the vibrant Downtown and Penn Quarter areas of Washington, D.C. bringing a week’s worth of free chamber music, orchestral concerts, educational events for the entire family, and much more! This family-friendly event features an NSO string quartet — Marissa Regni and Glenn Donnellan violins; Eric deWaardt, viola; and Eugena Chang, cello — performing espionage-themed music.
Event is free for museum attendees. Audiences for this performance will receive $5 discounts to visit the Museum. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Wednesday, 10 January 2018, noon – Washington, DC – Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Monthly Update – at the International Spy Museum
Be the first to learn the latest intelligence news! Join David Major, retired supervisory special agent of the FBI and former director of Counterintelligence and Security Programs at the NSC staff at the White House, for a briefing on the hottest intelligence and security issues, breaches, and penetrations. Presented in partnership with The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies (CI Centre), these updates will cover worldwide events such as breaking espionage cases and arrest reports, cyber espionage incidents, and terrorist activity. Major uses his expertise to analyze trends and highlight emerging issues of interest to both intelligence and national security professionals and the public. Cases are drawn from the CI Centre’s SPYPEDIA™, the most comprehensive source of espionage information in the world, containing events and information that may not be reported by mainstream media outlets. Event is free. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
10 January 2018, 7pm - McLean, VA - "The Terrorist Argument: Modern Advocacy and Propaganda" by Christopher Harmon at Westminster Institute
Christopher C. Harmon discusses "The Terrorist Argument: Modern Advocacy and Propaganda" at this Westminster Institute event.
Dr. Harmon is the lead author or editor of four books on terrorism and counterterrorism, including A Citizen's Guide to Terrorism & Counterterrorism and Toward A Grand Strategy Against Terrorism. His new book, The Terrorist Argument, will be available for purchase and signing.
Harmon is a terrorism specialist and full Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. Dr. Harmon traces how armed groups and terrorists around the globe have honed their messages for maximum impact, both on the communities they hope to persuade to support them and on the official state organs they hope to overthrow. Terrorist groups use a fantastic variety of means to seize attention, explain themselves, and seek recruits and support: song and speech, "guerrilla theater," leaflets, radio, cable TV, newspapers, print ads, books, videos, web sites, e-zines, and of course social media.
Dr. Harmon examines how terrorist groups in recent history have used propaganda, and how they adapted to new communications technologies while retaining useful techniques from the past. Whatever the ideas or methodology, all are intended to use the power of ideas, along with force, to project an image and to communicate - not merely intimidate.
Dr. Harmon earned a Ph.D. in International Relations and Government and an MA in Government from Claremont Graduate School.
TIMING: Reception at 7:00 pm; Presentation starts at 7:30 pm and ends 8:45.
WHERE: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101
Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 6:30pm – Washington, DC – Escape the Enemy: An Aggressively Interactive Evening with Navy SEAL Clint Emerson – at the International Spy Museum
When the world hands you a bad situation, Clint Emerson can give you the skills to be prepared. He should know. During his time as a Navy SEAL and Joint Special Operations Command Operator, he was a violent nomad—someone who traveled the world employing his unique set of skills to support operations in hostile environments against high value targets. Join Emerson for a crash course in restraint defeat. He will help you discover how to pick locks, break out of handcuffs, and generally get away. You’ll receive a 10-piece lock-picking kit and practice padlock, so you can keep your newfound skills sharp when you return to your-hopefully-everyday ordinary life. Emerson is the author of 100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation--don’t miss this chance to learn from an actual Special Forces operator how to actively and creatively protect yourself. Tickets for the general public: $20 per person; Members: $10. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Thursday, 18 January 2018, 11:30 AM - Colorado Springs, CO - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts Julio Gutierrez, discussing "Naval Intelligence from the Cold War to the Present."
The presentation includes a comparison of the Navy's all-source Intelligence operations and emphases during the Cold War, versus very different Naval Intelligence missions in 2017 -- especially asymmetric threats like terrorism, piracy, arms/drugs/human trafficking, WMD counter-proliferation, and the emergence of new strategic threats from Russia, China, and North Korea. New areas of strategic maritime competition encompass Russian Arctic development, Chinese exploitation of undersea methane hydrates, and Russian "new physical-principles weapons" threats.
Captain (Ret.) Julio Gutierrez had a 26-year Naval, Joint, Inter-Agency, National and Coalition Intelligence career around the globe, including F-14 Tomcat squadron, carriers, cruisers, expeditionary amphibious warfare, NATO SHAPE, Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Central Command, and the Chief of Naval Operations' Strategic Studies Group. After active duty retirement in 2003, he was a GS future-concepts and unmanned systems technologist for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and NavSeaSysCom Technical Representative to NORAD & USNORTHCOM 2006-2011 for Maritime Homeland Defense. He is now a contract Maritime Security executive course instructor in the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Civil-Military Relations, for foreign senior officers at Monterey and abroad. Education: Stanford B.A. (International Relations) and Naval War College Masters (National Security Strategy & Policy). Wife Cecily is a retired Naval Intelligence LCDR.
To Attend or for more information, contact Tom VanWormer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 18 January 2018, 12:30 - 2 pm - Los Angeles, CA - The AFIO LA Chapter hears from Dr. Paul Smith on "Operational Remote Viewing."
Our next meeting features Dr. Paul Smith discussing "Operational Remote Viewing: Considerations and Concerns."
Dr. Smith is a retired Army intelligence officer, having worked at the tactical level during Desert Storm with the 101st Abn Div, and strategically in the special operations arena and at DIA, among other assignments. His primary expertise is remote viewing. For most of the seven years he was a captain assigned to a black project known these days as the Star Gate Program. Hh holds an MSSI degree from National Defense University focusing on the Middle East. After retiring, he earned a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in philosophy.
Location: LAPD-ARTC 5951 W. Manchester Ave. L.A. CA 90045 ROOM 1E. Refreshments will be served.
RSVP ASAP and then mark your calendar. RSVP to Vince Autiero at AFIO_LA@yahoo.com. The meeting will include general chapter business matters at the conclusion of the guest speaker's presentation.
Thursday, 18 January 2018, 6:30 - 8 pm - Alexandria, VA - NIP Third Thursday Social hears from Lt Keith Moody, USN on "National Defense Center."
Naval Intelligence Professional (NIP) No-Host Social will be held at Sonoma Cellar 207 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
The guest speaker will be LT Keith Moody, USN (1830) on "National Defense Center: Increasing Threats in the Final Frontier."
LT Moody - a Navy Intelligence Officer with NIMITZ Center's Transnational Threat group at Office of Naval Intelligence - shares his insights having recently completed a 6-month assignment to the National Space Defense Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
No RSVP Required. Dress: Smart Casual. Members and non-members are welcomed. Cash bar with wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and an excellent food menu!
Saturday, 20 January 2018, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine hosts Thomas Valleau and Chet Lunner on "Maritime Security in Maine and the US."
The featured speakers at this AFIO Maine event will be Thomas Valleau, Executive Director of the North Atlantic Ports Association, and Chet Lunner, former chief of surface transportation operations for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Mr. Valleau is the director of overseeing waterfront management for the city of Portland.
The presentations will encompass security measures at Maine and other seaports. This may include jurisdictional responsibilities and the role of intelligence in coastal areas as well as the economic impact of shoreline enterprises. This presentation is open to the public and a question period will follow.
No registration is required and there is no fee to attend. Event is held at the Brick Store Museum's Program Center, 4 Dane St, Kennebunk, ME.
Sunday, 21 January 2018, 12:30pm - Alexandria, VA - Author Liza Mundy discusses CODE GIRLS - Women Codebreakers who aided WWII
The Washington Society for Churchill hosts author Liza Mundy discussing her new book Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. Enjoy brunch and bottomless champagne during her presentation.
Mundy is a former staff writer for the Washington Post and author of three other books. She also is a frequent contributor to a number of current events and political publications. She has a BA from Princeton University and an MA from the University of Virginia.
PRICE: $35/pp includes brunch, champagne, and donation to The Society.
LOCATION: Joe Theismann's Restaurant, 1800 Diagonal Rd., Alexandria, VA.
RSVP by 17 January to: Sam Ankerbrandt at 703-999-7955 or email@example.com
MAIL PAYMENT and names of self and guests by January 17 to Society Treasurer Karin Mens, 5192 Maitland Terrace, Frederick MD 21703. Make checks payable to "Washington Society for Churchill."
PS: If you already have copy of book, bring it to have Mundy inscribe.
Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 6:30pm – Washington, DC – Sunken Gold: A Story of World War I Espionage – at the International Spy Museum
On January 25, 1917, HMS Laurentic, a British ship laden with forty-four tons of Allied gold was sunk by German mines off the coast of Ireland. Desperate to recover the treasure, the Admiralty sent its best divers to salvage the gold. Their experiences in the tight confines of the sunken wreck drew the attention of Rear Admiral Reginald "Blinker" Hall, the Head of British Naval Intelligence, who organized the group into the legendary "Tin-openers." These divers, operating in live minefields, plumbed into freshly sunk U-boats searching for codes, ciphers, and other intelligence to assist the codebreaking operations of the mysterious Room 40 and help win the war. Joseph A. Williams, author of The Sunken Gold: A Story of World War I, Espionage, and the Greatest Treasure Salvage in History will recount, through newly discovered sources, the epic deeds of these covert divers, bringing to light the grit and determination their project demanded.
Co-sponsored by the Naval Intelligence Professionals. For NIP Member tickets email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets for the general public: $10 per person; Members: $8. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
24 January 2018, 6-9:30 pm - Washington, DC - "A Year In Review with James Clapper" at the International Spy Museum
The International Spy Museum invites you to join them for a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception and an evening of conversation with James Clapper as he offers his perspective on a "Year in Review." Topics covered include North Korea, Iran, China, Russia, and other technologies of concern. Bring your questions for the Q&A.
Clapper is the former Director of National Intelligence, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Lt. Gen Clapper worked under four Presidents, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, William Jefferson Clinton and Barack Obama after serving 32 years in the Air Force.
TIMING: Reception 6-7:15 pm, includes cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres; Conversation with James Clapper 7:15-8:30 pm; After-Glow Dessert Reception 8:30 - 9:30 pm
PRICES range from $275 per seat up to $15,000. Register here while space remains.
24 January 2018, 9 am to 5 pm EST - Washington, DC - Workshop on Workforce Development and Intelligence Analysis - National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Will also include two other national security-related workshops. A webcast of the intelligence analysis workshop will also be made available. More information on the workshops and access to the webcast can be found here.
The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussion to examine cutting-edge social and behavioral science research to better understand how to build an analytic workforce—from recruitment to training and motivating through leadership leadership to identifying the optimal ways to collaborate with technology in teams to trends in future workforce development. The workshop is one of three workshops to be held. The workshops are designed to gather information for the Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Applications to National Security. Input from the research communities is critical to the success of the SBS Decadal Survey. In advance of and during the workshops, research ideas and comments on ideas are encouraged.
Location: Keck Center, 500 Fifth St NW, Washington, DC.
Friday, 26 January 2018, 6 - 9 pm – Washington, DC – Spy Fest: A Kidspy Family Festival – at the International Spy Museum
Sitting in your comfy chair watching James Bond makes spy tradecraft look easy—now’s your chance to find out if you could be the next 007. Do you have the savvy to beat a lie-detector? The smarts to break a top secret coded message? The wits to create secret writing? The moves of a Ninja? Families are invited to find out how they measure up at the Museum’s Annual Spy Fest. Mini-missions, tradecraft demonstrations by the experts, and the chance to try spy skill challenges will give KidSpy agents and their handlers an insider’s peek into the shadow world of spying—and who knows, there just may be a spy or two in your midst.
Tickets for the general public: $14 per person; Members: $12. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
31 January 2018 (Wednesday), 11:30 am - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO San Francisco Chapter hosts Alan Brown on "The History of the Lockheed Skunk Works and the Development of the F-117A Stealth Fighter"
Alan Brown, former Director of Engineering at Lockheed discusses "History of the Lockheed Skunk Works and the Development of the F-117A Stealth Fighter" at this January meeting of the AFIO "Andre LeGallo" San Francisco Chapter.
WHERE: Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080.
11:30AM no host cocktail; meeting and luncheon at noon.
RSVP: Register here. Reservation and pre-payment is required before January 21, 2018. The venue cannot accommodate walk-ins. Questions? Contact Mariko Kawaguchi, Board Secretary at email@example.com.
9 February 2018 - Tysons, VA - First AFIO luncheon of 2018 features Toni Hiley, CIA Museum Director, and Steve Coll, author/journalist on The CIA and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Register now for AFIO National's first luncheon of 2018. Toni Hiley, CIA Museum Director,
Center for the Study of Intelligence speaks in the morning. Followed by lunch, and then a presentation by Steve Coll, author/journalist,
on his reviewer-praised forthcoming book debuting at event, DIRECTORATE S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016.
Friday, 9 February 2018, 1-2.15 pm - Westchester, CA - AFIO Los Angeles Chapter holds Business/Election Meeting
Key Points to be covered at the meeting: • Chapter Officers Election; • Treasurer's Annual Business Report; • Bylaws Review; • Upcoming Guest Speakers; • Chapter Outreach Efforts, and • Open Discussion.
Location: Alejo's Italian Restaurant 8343 Lincoln Blvd, Westchester, CA 90045
Lunch Served-No Cost to Active Members
RSVP: No later than February 7, 2018 (Wed)
Email your attendance/reservation: AFIO_LA@Yahoo.com.
Saturday, 10 February 2018, 11:30-2 - Melbourne, FL - The AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hears from Professor Scott Tilley on "Big Data and Predictive Analytics: Who Watches the Watchers?"
Florida Institute of Technology professor and regular Florida Today columnist Scott Tilley will address the current big data landscape, provide an overview of some of the tools available to manage massive datasets, and discuss some of the possible impacts of big data and predictive analytics on businesses and society at large in the coming years.
For further information and to register to attend meeting, contact FSC Chapter President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 February 2018, 11 am - 3 pm - Orange Park, FL - The North Florida AFIO Chapter hosts TBD
Details on this forthcoming event to be released later.
RSVP to Ken Meyer email@example.com or call at 904-777-2050. Cost will be $24 per person, pay the Club at the luncheon.
Remember that family and guests, especially potential members, are all cordially invited.
Tuesday, 13 February 2018, noon - MacDill AFB, FL - LCDR Don Barber discusses "Cyber deterrence, risk, and intelligence in the military" at this Florida Suncoast AFIO Chapter meeting.
LCDR Don Barber discusses "Cyber deterrence, risk, and intelligence in the military" at this Florida Suncoast AFIO Chapter meeting. The program is starts at noon.
Fee: $20 by check or cash at the door.
Reservations: Arrangements for base access for those without military ID must be made by Tuesday, 6 February, by contacting the Chapter Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: MacDill AFB Surf's Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Blvd, MacDill AFB, FL 33621.
Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 6pm – Washington, DC – Lips, Locks, and Body Language: Valentine's Day Spy Style – at the International Spy Museum
You may be in love with the shape of your partner but do you know what their body is saying to you? This Valentine's Day deceptive analysis expert Lena Sisco wants to help you become fluent in body language. She will reveal how to spot hidden emotions in facial expressions, how to tell if someone's body language is open or closed, and why it's important to read. She'll tell you about the body's three power zones…for romance you might want to pay particular attention to one of these. Also she can show you the best way to convey that you're interested, not interested, or really, really interested. Sisco is a former military intelligence officer and interrogator and author of You're Lying! She'll help you take control of a suggestive situation, even if it means interrogating the one you love or want to love!
Before the talk begins at 7, enjoy a complimentary cocktail, sweet treats, have your lip print analyzed, and pick up a few basic lock picking skills that can come in handy for handcuffs! Adult material - 18 and older strictly enforced.
Tickets for the general public: $35 per person; Members: $25.
Saturday, 17 February 2018, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine hosts Khary Stringer on "The Crucial Role of Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) in National Security."
The topic at this AFIO Maine post-lunch event will be the crucial role of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) in national security, and the program will be led by Khary Stringer, a veteran imagery analyst. Geospatial intelligence provides minutely detailed geophysical descriptions of the Earth - on, below and above its surface - drawn from data gathered by a variety of sources, including orbiting satellites, remote sensors, aircraft, ships, cartography, human sources and other intelligence disciplines. Stringer is a geospatial intelligence officer with over 17 years of military and civilian experience. Recently he was at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) as a strategy advisor. Before that he served overseas with the NGA in Europeon and African operations and as an imagery analyst aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. He is currently a national security fellow at the Harvard University School of Government. AFIO National held a joint symposium in 2017 with NGA, so this is an appropriate follow-on to that multi-day event.
Program location: Brick Store Museum's Program Center, 4 Dane St, Kennebunk, Maine.
No RSVP or fee required. Please attend.
20 February 2018 - McLean, VA - David Des Roches on "The Push and Pull of Religious Extremism" at this DIF Luncheon
The Defense Intelligence Forum hosts David Des Roches speaking on "The Push and Pull of Religious Extremism: Who Are the Terrorists and How Are They Recruited." Des Roches is Associate Professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Security Studies at National Defense University.
Time: Check-in starts at 1130; lunch at 1200. Late comers will be served last.
Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA.
Cost: $30 per person online using credit card. You also may pay at the door with exact cash or a check made to DIAA, Inc. DIAA cannot take credit or debit cards at the door.
Make reservations by email to email@example.com.
Wednesday 21 February 2018, 7:30 - 8:45 PM - McLean, VA - "Will the Islamic Republic Last Long Enough to Get a Nuclear Bomb?" - Patrick Clawson at the Westminster Institute
"Will the Islamic Republic Last Long Enough to Get a Nuclear Bomb?" is the topic of Patrick Clawson's presentation at the Westminster Institute. Dr. Patrick Clawson is Morningstar senior fellow and director of research at the Washington Institute, where he directs the Iran Security Initiative, a flagship program focused on assessing the many points of challenge Iran poses to U.S. and Western interest across the Middle East. Widely consulted as an analyst and media commentator, he has authored more than 150 articles about the Middle East and international economics. He is the author or editor of eighteen books or studies on Iran, including Iran's Strategic Intentions and Capabilities, Eternal Iran: Continuity and Chaos and Getting Ready for a Nuclear-Ready Iran. He serves on the board of editors of The Middle East Quarterly.
TIMING: Reception at 7 PM; Presentation from 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM EST
WHERE: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101
COST: There is no fee to attend. Registration, however, is required.
Thursday, 22 February 2018, 6:30pm – Washington, DC – Breaking Cover: An Evening with Michele Rigby Assad – at the International Spy Museum
Working undercover, Michele Rigby Assad has operated in some of the most treacherous areas throughout the Middle East. Trained as a CIA counterterrorism specialist, Assad served her country for ten years, leading some of the most highly skilled operatives on the planet. The threats were real. The missions were perilous and the hazards of leading a double life in Iraq and other secret Middle Eastern locations were enormous. Now with her new book, Breaking Cover, she is able to share her covert life and the opportunities it presented to her, from protecting US national security to assisting people persecuted for their religious beliefs. Join Assad for a discussion of her former double life and the dramatic experiences that life in the CIA's directorate of operations offered her.
Pre-registered guests will be entered into a drawing to experience the Spy Museum's immersive adventure Operation Spy with Assad before the program on the 22nd. Winners will be able to bring one guest each. Breaking Cover will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Tickets for the general public: $15 per person; Members: $10.
Saturday, 24 February 2018, 11am - noon – Washington, DC – The Magic of Spying: Tradecraft Trickery – at the International Spy Museum
In the real-life world of espionage, spies often call upon the art of magic and illusion to distract the enemy, make evidence disappear, and escape unnoticed. Join professional magician, Peter Wood, as he demonstrates the art of misdirection, sleight of hand, and other illusions used by skilled spies. This one of a kind performance, custom-designed for the Spy Museum, is guaranteed to fascinate children and adults alike.
Ages: 7 and up* (one adult required for every five KidSpy agents).
Space is limited—advance registration required. Tickets for the general public: $10 per person; Members: $9. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - Washington, DC - "The New Cold War?: The State of US-Russia Relations & Unconventional Threats to US Security" - a symposium at Georgetown University Law School.
The Journal of National Security Law & Policy annual symposium theme is "The New Cold War?: The State of U.S.-Russia Relations & Unconventional Threats to U.S. Security."
In addition to the following three panels, the symposium will also feature a lunchtime keynote speech by Laura Kennedy, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs under the George W. Bush Administration.
Panel 1: Foreign Ties in the National Security Context: The Politics & Policies of Disclosure; Panelists will provide an overview of disclosure laws through the lenses of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and the security clearance process. Panelists will explore questions including: (1) What precisely are FARA and the SF-86's reporting requirements? and (2) What are the legal ramifications for failing to register as a foreign agent or disclose foreign contacts on the SF-86?
Panel 2: The Russian Cyber Threat; Panelists will discuss the growing threat posed by Russian hackers and whether the current international legal regime governing cyberattacks adequately safeguards against the Russian cyber threat, and if it does not, what reforms are needed to mitigate this threat.
Panel 3: Russian State Organized Crime; Panelists will explore the dangers posed by Russian state organized crime being invested in the U.S. economy and businesses, how state-sponsored organized crime is different from regular organized crime, and how the techniques used to combat them are the same, and how they are different. A reception will follow, and additional details will be announced soon. RSVP for the symposium here.
Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 6:30-8:30pm - Washington, DC - "When Space, Time, and Location are Critical: A GEOINT Mission" – at the International Spy Museum
Geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) is a building block of our national security used to rapidly provide insights into the scope and range of human activity, explore natural features across physical terrain, accurately locate significant events and activities, and precisely measure details above, on, and underneath the Earth's surface. Keith Masback, CEO of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and a former senior executive on both the Army Staff in the Pentagon and with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, will lead this overview of GEOINT for the lay person. During the workshop, participants will learn basic techniques for extracting information from images, then using real-world problems and data, they will test their own skills as "geospatial intelligence analysts" to discover how GEOINT is transforming how we engage with our world. Co-sponsored by USGIF.
Tickets for the public: $30 per person; Members: $20.
Wednesday, 7 March 2018 from 7:30 to 8:45 pm - McLean, VA - "Old Lesson for New Wars: Counterintelligence at the Roots of Provocation and Terror" - Dr John J. Dziak's presentation at the Westminster Institute
"Old Lesson for New Wars: Counterintelligence at the Roots of Provocation and Terror" is the topic of Dr. John J. Dziak's presentation at the Westminster Institute Dr. John J. Dziak served as a senior intelligence officer and senior executive in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and in the Defense Intelligence Agency, with long experience in counterintelligence, hostile deception, counter deception, strategic intelligence, weapons proliferation intelligence, and intelligence education. He is co-founder and president of Dziak Group, Inc., a consulting firm in the fields of intelligence, counterintelligence, counter-deception, national security affairs, and technology transfer. His clients are found in industry, the Intelligence Community, and the Department of Defense. He is the author of Chekisty. He is a Distinguished Fellow in Intelligence Studies at the American Foreign Policy Council and also is a Senior Fellow at the International Assessment Strategy Center.
TIMING: Reception at 7 PM; Presentation from 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM EST
WHERE: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101
COST: There is no fee to attend. Registration, however, is required. REGISTER here.
14 March 2018 - 10 am - 1 pm (lunch follows) - Annapolis Junction, MD - Liza Mundy discusses CODE GIRLS - American Women Who Cracked the German and Japanese Codes to Help Win WWII at the Spring Cryptologic Program by the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF).
The NCMF kickoff event for 2018 features award-winning Liza Mundy discussing "Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II."
As the US headed to war in 1941, two things became clear: victory depended on successful code-breaking and they didn't have enough people working on it. The solution: recruit women for cryptanalysis. Tens of thousands of women — mostly college students and teachers with an affinity for math, science, and foreign languages — answered the call for top-secret work as codebreakers. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to real careers; however, strict secrecy nearly erased them from history...until now. Mundy provides a riveting account of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.
Liza Mundy, a former staff writer for the Washington Post, is author of four books and has won many awards. She holds an AB from Princeton and an MA in English literature from UVA. She lives a mile from Arlington Hall, where the Army code-breaking women worked.
LOCATION: CACI Inc., Maryland Conference Center, 2720 Technology Dr, Annapolis Junction, MD 20755 [Google map link here]
REGISTER NOW: Fee, includes lunch, is $25 for members and guests. Mail check to "NCMF, PO Box 1682, Ft. Meade, MD 20755" or register online here. Further details are here or feel free to call the NCMF office at 301-688-5436. A PDF-format flyer describing event is here.
The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF) invites your nominations for the National Security Agency Cryptologic Hall of Honor. The Hall was established in 1998 to pay tribute to Americans and others who have given distinguished service to the US in cryptology and related fields. The nomination process is open to all individuals, military, and civilian.
Nominees must be retired for a minimum of ten years and have made significant contributions to the security of the US in the field of cryptology. See "Tips to Aid You in Preparing a Nomination" on the nomination and selection process.
DEADLINE is Friday 30 March 2018. Mail your nominations to NCMF, POB 1682, Fort Meade, MD 20755 or send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, 15 March 2018, 11:30 AM – Colorado Springs - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts General Gene Renuart, discussing "Intelligence: Art Form or Science…How little We Know."
The events of 9/11 and the subsequent operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom will be used to demonstrate that we are failing our national decision makers if we do not find the balance between human and operational intelligence as we assist the National Command Authority.
General Renuart's Air Force career culminated as Commander, NORAD and US Northern Command after nearly 39 years of distinguished service. In this last role, he was responsible for providing for the Homeland Defense and Defense Support to Civilian Authorities for the United States and for partnering with Canada and Mexico in broader security issues for North America. General Renuart served as the Director of Strategy, Policy and Planning (J-5) for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and as Senior Military Assistant to both SECDEFs Rumsfeld and Gates. He was the Director of Operations for General Tom Franks at US Central Command, planning and executing all combat and humanitarian operations in Afghanistan and Iraq immediately following 9/11. He also served for over 12 years in NATO related assignments in the UK, Germany, and Italy. He has flown over 60 combat missions in four different US and Coalition combat operations.
Since retiring and making Colorado his home, General Renuart has served as a senior consultant for a number of global, defense-related corporations and agencies. In 2012, he founded The Renuart Group (TRG), LLC, a defense, homeland security, energy, project management, and leadership consulting firm, based in Colorado Springs. He also serves on many Boards around the nation and locally. Finally, the General serves on the Colorado Springs Mayor's Air Service Task Force.
To sign up or for more information, please contact Tom VanWormer at email@example.com
15 March 2018, 6:30 - 8 pm - Alexandria, VA - The Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP) THIRD THURSDAY SOCIAL on "The Future of Defense Intelligence Analysis."
This event features Neil R. Wiley, DISES - Director for Analysis (DI), DIA on "The Future of Defense Intelligence Analysis." Mr. Wiley has 30+ years experience in national security arena as a U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer, Surface Warfare Officer, and civilian intelligence professional. As Director for Analysis, he leads DIA's all-source analytic effort across the regional, functional, and S&TI portfolios, producing Defense Intelligence in support of policymakers, military planners and warfighter, and defense acquisition.
No RSVP Required. Dress: Smart Casual. Cash bar with wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and an excellent food menu at Sonoma Cellar, 207 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314.
20 March 2018, noon - McLean, VA - The Defense Intelligence Forum hosts Rosanne M. LeVitre RADM Ret, USN on "The Importance of the IC to National Security"
Rosanne M. LeVitre (RADM Retired, USN) will be the speaker at this DIF Intelligence Forum. She is Senior Advisor ODNI Transformation & Military Issues; Deputy Directorate for Intelligence Integration Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) "Rose" LeVitre joined ODNI as a senior national intelligence executive (SNIS) in July 2010. Prior to assuming her current duties she served as the National Intelligence Manager (NIM) for Military Issues (2015 to 2017). As such, she was the DNI's principal officer charged with ensuring Intelligence Community (IC) readiness, responsiveness, and capacity to support the warfighting needs of the Department of Defense, combatant commands, and military services. Ms. LeVitre is a former naval officer, retiring at the rank of Rear Admiral after a 31-year career. Ms Levitre will speak about the importance of the IC to national security and DNI Coats' priorities for the IC in the current threat and budgetary environments Her remarks will be off the record and not for attribution
Registration: Make by Tuesday, 13 March, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses for all attendees. For each attendee, choose chicken parmesan, trout lemone, lasagna, grilled sausage with sweet peppers, fettuccini with portobella, manicotti with spinach and ricotta, or cannelloni alla bolognese.
Fee: $30 online here or at the door with exact cash or a check payable to DIAA, Inc. DIAA cannot take credit or debit cards at the door. Check-in starts at 1130; lunch at 1200. Late comers will be served last.
Event Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA.
4-7 April 2018 - San Francisco, CA - ISA2018: The International Studies Association (ISA) 59th Annual Convention includes an Intelligence Studies Section with a exceptional program.
The Intelligence Studies Section content (4 straight days, 30 panels and roundtables) is one small part of ISA's much larger conference. The full conference program is almost 300 pages; find details at the full conference website here.
The Intelligence Studies Section (ISS) is one of thirty thematic sections that make up the ISA, has approximately 350 members, and has been sponsoring research about intelligence as a function of government since the mid-1980s. Additional information on the ISS can be found here.
If you have questions about the ISS program, contact the Section Chair: Stephen Marrin at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The updated program of Intelligence Studies Section panels at ISA2018 is here. Scan down that page to be dazzled by the number of presenters and breadth of intelligence and national security topics. This is a must-attend conference.
Saturday, 7 April 2018, 2:30 - 6 p.m. - Fort Meade, MD - Movie Day at the National Cryptologic Museum - sponsored by the NCMF.
There will be two showings (2:30 pm and 6:00 pm) of National Treasure - Book of Secrets - starring Nicolas Cage, rated PG. Free admission and complimentary popcorn too! Click here to reserve your seat(s).
10 April 2018, 11:30 am - 2 pm - MacDill AFB, FL - AFIO Suncoast FL Chapter hosts Lt Col Jen Snow USAF on "Special Operations: Innovative and Emerging Disruptive Technologies."
Lt Col Jen Snow USAF, speaks on innovation and emerging disruptive technologies relative to Special Operations concerns. JJ Snow is an Air Force Lt Colonel assigned as the U.S. Special Operations Command Innovation Officer and J5 Donovan Group Future Plans and Strategy Team Air Force Representative.
TIMING: Check-in starting at 1130 hours; Cash wine and soda bar open at 1130 hours for those who wish to come early to socialize; Opening ceremonies, lunch and business meeting at noon, followed by our speaker.
LOCATION: MacDill AFB's Surf's Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Blvd, MacDill AFB, FL 33621. Anyone with special AFIO Base Access should proceed to the Bayshore Gate. If you need directions, please let us know.
FEE: $20/pp. 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.
RSVP DEADLINE: Tuesday, 3 April you should have sent your RSVP to Chapter Secretary Michael Shapiro at email@example.com. You will receive a confirmation via email. If you do not get a confirmation, please contact the Chapter Secretary. Note: Meal Alternatives Available. When you RSVP, indicate a meal preference.
Wednesday, 11 April 2018, noon - Washington, DC - Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Update - at the International Spy Museum
Join David Major, retired supervisory special agent of the FBI and former director of Counterintelligence and Security Programs at the NSC staff at the White House, for a briefing on the hottest intelligence and security issues, breaches, and penetrations. Presented in partnership with The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies (CI Centre), these updates will cover worldwide events such as breaking espionage cases and arrest reports, cyber espionage incidents, and terrorist activity. Major uses his expertise to analyze trends and highlight emerging issues of interest to both intelligence and national security professionals and the public. Cases are drawn from the CI Centre's SPYPEDIA.
Event is free. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 - Boston, MA - The Boston Marathon Bombing: Five Years On - A Conference.
"The Boston Marathon Bombing: Five Years On" - AFIO members and their guests are invited to attend this special conference hosted by the Boston University community. BU Prof. John Woodward, a long-time AFIO member and former CIA officer, is serving as the conference coordinator.
15 April 2018 will be the fifth-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. To commemorate this event, the BU Pardee School of Global Studies and other Boston University organizations are sponsoring a conference featuring first responders, a panel of international scholars to discuss terrorism, a panel of legal experts to explain how the US prosecutes terrorists, and an historical exhibit provided by BU's Gotlieb Archival Research Center. Two journalists who have written acclaimed books about the bombing are also scheduled to speak.
When: Wednesday, 11 April 2018, from 1-5:30 p.m., followed by a networking session.
Where: Barrister's Hall at the Boston University School of Law.
RSVP: Though the conference is free of charge space is limited so registration is required. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
More information is here.
12 April 2018, 5:15 - 7 pm - Washington, DC - "The Ethics of Technical Intelligence Collection" is topic at this Catholic University Conference
The Intelligence Studies Program of the Catholic University of America and the Institute for Human Ecology are cosponsoring a symposium entitled "The Ethics of Technical Intelligence Collection." During this event, a variety of questions will be addressed: Where is the line between security and privacy? When it comes to national security, is it possible to collect too much information, or is it better to collect everything possible as a hedge against a potential attack? Is U.S. technical collection on an individual an unacceptable violation of that person's dignity? What rules for intelligence collection are necessary and appropriate to allow our democracy to flourish without either the undue fear of attack or the concern that the government knows too much about us?
Join moderator Nicholas Dujmovic (Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics and the Director of The Catholic University of America's New Program in Intelligence Studies) and panelists Michael Hayden (retired USAF four-star general and former Director, CIA and NSA), Scott Shane (journalist, the New York Times), Michael O'Hanlon (Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution), and Allison Stevens (Deputy General Counsel for NGA) for answers to these question and many more.
Can't make it in person? Livestream it here.
Questions? Contact the Institute for Human Ecology at 202-319-5892 or email email@example.com. More info about conference here.
Event location: The Catholic University of America, Law School Auditorium, 3600 John McCormack Dr NE, Washington, DC 20017. There is no fee to attend.
Thursday, 12 April 2018, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Introducing Chris Costa: The New Spy Museum Director - at the International Spy Museum
COL Christopher P. Costa (US Army, ret.) is the new Executive Director of the Spy Museum. He has done some things he can't even tell you about, but this evening he'll share what he can from an intense career in the intelligence community. Costa has most recently been the Special Assistant for the President & Senior Director for Counterterrorism at the White House National Security Council where he applied what he learned as a practitioner to policy making. Previously his career included 25 years of active duty deployed in hot spots such as Panama, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He's the recipient of two Bronze Stars for intelligence work in Afghanistan and has been inducted into the Commando Hall of Honor for the US Special Operations Command. His career has included human intelligence, special operations, counterintelligence, unconventional warfare, and now...museums! Join Spy Museum historian Dr. Vince Houghton when he sits down with Costa for an informal get-to-know-you.
Tickets for the general public: $10 per person; Spy Museum members: free. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
13 April 2018, 11 am - Arlington, VA - NIP (Naval Intelligence Professionals) 2018 Spring Red Tie Luncheon features VAdm Kernan on "National Security Challenges."
Registration is currently underway for 2018 NIP Spring Luncheon (aka...Red Tie) being held at the stately Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA. A special guest goes along with what will be a special day: Vice Admiral Joe Kernan, USN (Ret), Under Seretary of Defense for Intelligence. He will share his thoughts and impressions of the current "National Security Challenges" facing the nation.
VADM Kernan was confirmed by the U.S. Senate at the USD(I) in November 2017. During his naval career, he commanded Seal Team Two, the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Naval Special Warfare Command, and US Naval Forces Southern Command/Fourth Fleet. He also seved as Senior Military Assistant to former Defense Secretary Robert Gates and as Deputy Commander of the U.S. Southern Command.
Location: Army Navy Country Club (ANCC), Arlington, VA. Abundant free valet parking. A no-host social hour will commence at 1100 with lunch following at noon.
Registration: NO AT THE DOOR REGISTRATIONS, Reservation deadline is COB 6 April 2018
To register online do so here. To register by US Mail with check, send to: NIP, PO Box 11579 Burke, VA 22009. Include your menu selection - Salmon or Chicken or Vegetarian. Nonmembers of NIP are welcome to attend.
Saturday, 14 April 2018, 10am - 3pm - Dedham, MA - AFIO New England Chapter Meeting features presentation on Electromagnet Pulse and talk by James J F Forest, PhD, on "Terrorist Decision-Making and Innovation."
Our morning will be an introductory presentation on Electromagnet Pulse. This is a relevant topic for many of us as we attempt to prepare for both a Natural and Manmade event. Our afternoon speaker is James J.F. Forest, Ph.D. a Professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and a Senior Fellow at the U.S. Joint Special Operations University. Professor Forest will discuss "Terrorist Decision-Making and Innovation." Dr. Forest has taught courses and seminars on terrorism, counterterrorism, weapons of mass destruction and security studies for a broad range of civilian, law enforcement and military audiences for over 18 years. He previously served on the faculty of the United States Military Academy (2001-2010), six of those years as Director of Terrorism Studies. He also led a series of research initiatives and education programs for the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, covering topics such as terrorist recruitment, training, and organizational knowledge transfer. He has served as an expert witness for terrorism-related court cases and has provided testimony and briefings to committee hearings of the U.S. Senate. Dr. Forest is co-editor of the internationally distributed journal Perspectives on Terrorism and is a member of the editorial board for several scholarly journals. Schedule: Registration & gathering, 1000 – 1030; Membership meeting 1030 – 1100; Morning Speaker 1115 to 1200; Luncheon at 1200- 1300. Our afternoon speaker will be from 1300 – 1430 with adjournment by 1500.
Event Location: MIT Endicott House, 80 Haven Street, Dedham, MA 02026. The website is: http://www.mitendicotthouse.org. Should you elect to stay at the Endicott House, Mike Assad has arranged a room rate of $140. Please mention AFIO/NE and Mike Assad when you make your reservation. For additional information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservation: Advance reservations are $25 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 Ms Sarah Moore no later than 7 days prior to the event ********Luncheon reservations must be made by 6 April 2018. **************
Mail your check and the reservation form to: AFIO/NE, Sarah Moore, PO Box 1203, Orange, CT 06477
Emails regarding your plans to attend will be accepted if you are late meeting the deadline. These must be sent to Mr. Arthur Harvey at email@example.com no later than 7 days prior to the event.
This registration form only-not the announcement-should accompany your check made payable to AFIO/NE. Reservation deadline is 6 April 2018,
Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 1130 - 1400 - McLean, VA - The Defense Intelligence Forum meets to hear BG Francix X Taylor (USAF, Ret) on "Threats to the Homeland and DHS Responses."
The Defense Intelligence Forum (DIA Alumni Association) meets to hear Brigadier General Francis X. Taylor (USAF, Retired) discuss "Threats to the Homeland and DHS Responses."
BG Taylor is Pres and CEO, FXTAYLOR Associates. He retired from the USG on 1/20/17 as Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) at DHS. From Mar 2005 until Nov 2013, he was Vice President and Chief Security Officer for the General Electric Company. Prior to joining GE, Mr. Taylor had a distinguished 35-year career in government service, where he held several senior positions managing investigations, security and counterterrorism issues. He served as the Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, with a rank of Ambassador. Ambassador Taylor also served as the US Ambassador at Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism for the Department of State from July 2001 to November 2002. In this role, he was responsible for the implementing US counterterrorism policy overseas and coordinating the US government response to international terrorist activities. During his 31 years of military service, Ambassador Taylor served with distinction, rising to the rank of Brigadier General. In his final active duty assignment, Brigadier General Taylor headed the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Mr. Taylor received his Bachelor's and Masters Degrees in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame in 1970 and 1974. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the Notre Dame ROTC program. BG Taylor will address "Threats to The Homeland and DHS Responses," including Russia and election security BG Taylor's remarks will be off the record and not for attribution.
Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA. Plentiful free parking available.
RSVP: Make reservations by Tuesday, 10 April, online here, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses for all attendees. For each attendee, indicate choice of chicken parmesan, trout lemone, lasagna, grilled sausage with sweet peppers, fettuccini with portobella, manicotti with spinach and ricotta, or cannelloni alla bolognese for luncheon selection.
Fee: Pay $30 online here as you also make your reservations, or at the door with exact cash or a check payable to DIAA, Inc. DIAA cannot take credit or debit cards at the door. Check-in starts at 1130; lunch at 1200. Late comers will be served last.
Thursday 19 April 2018, 6:30 pm - West Bloomfield, Michigan - AFIO Johnny Micheal Spann Memorial Chapter, Michigan hosts "Ritchie Boy" Dr. Guy Stern.
In January 2017 Dr. Guy Stern received the French Knight of the Legion of Honor medal. Presented by the French Consul General, the award was created by Napoleon in 1802 and is the highest honor the country can bestow upon those who achieved remarkable deeds for France. Dr. Stern was honored for his role in liberating the country during World War II. Dr. Stern was a member of the Ritchie Boys who were the US special military intelligence officers and enlisted men of Work War II trained at Camp Ritchie, Maryland. Training included methods of intelligence, counterintelligence, interrogation, investigation and psychological warfare. Dr. Stern landed in Normandy 2 days after D-Day and begin special interrogation of German prisoners in France and Germany.
To attend or for more info, contact the Michigan chapter at email@example.com.
19 April 2018, Time: 12.30-2pm - Los Angeles, CA - The AFIO Los Angeles Chapter hosts LAPD Commissioner Soboroff.
The next scheduled meeting will feature speaker Steve Soboroff, President of the L.A.P.D. Police Commission.
Commisioner Soboroff will discuss challenges the department faces and the search for a new Chief of Police.
Location: 5651 W. Manchester Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 RM 1G.
RSVP Vincent Autiero, President, AFIO-Los Angeles Chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, 19 April 2018, 6:30-9:30pm - Washington, DC - Surveillance 101 with Eric O'Neill: Spy School Workshop - at the International Spy Museum
What if you were assigned to watch the most damaging spy in US history? As a young operative in the FBI, Eric O'Neill was put into position as Robert Hanssen's assistant with the secret task of spying on his boss, who was under suspicion of working for Russia. O'Neill's background with the FBI was in surveillance, so he was up to the challenge. But how would you measure up? It's your chance to find out.
O'Neill is prepared to share his hard-earned expertise with you. This intense small group introduction to surveillance will include learning the basics and conducting surveillance in the streets of DC. Will you be able to track the "Rabbit" without being "made?" You'll learn how to snap clandestine shots and keep your target in view so you won't miss operational acts or clandestine meetings. O'Neill will lead the exercise and help you learn how to blend into the shadows for the best spy results! Space is limited to only 16 participants - advance registration required.
To register, email Shana Oltmans at email@example.com.
Tickets for the general public: $94 per person; Spy Museum members: $75. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
21 April 2018, 2pm - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts Professor Andrew Wilson on "Chinese National Security Strategy on Korea and the South China Sea."
AFIO Maine will host US Naval War College professor Andrew R. Wilson discussing "Chinese national security strategy on the Korean Peninsula and across the South China Sea." This is the latest in a series of discussions relating to the importance of intelligence in public affairs.
Wilson's presentation will explore topics such as what China can do to help resolve America's problems with North Korea. Beijing and Pyongyang have been allies for the past 70 years and more than 80 percent of North Korea's foreign trade is with China. The discussion will also provide an update on the international disputes involving the Spratly Islands - an area of the South China Sea claimed by China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Taiwan - where Chinese engineers have dredged up millions of tons of sand and rock to create an island approximately one square mile in size which boasts a nearly two-mile long runway.
Wilson is Professor of Strategy and Policy at the United States Naval War College in Newport, RI, the world's oldest and most prestigious center for senior military education. An old "China hand," he received his bachelor of arts in East Asian studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned a Ph.D. in history and East Asian languages from Harvard. He has published numerous articles and books on Chinese maritime history, the Chinese diaspora, Chinese military history, Chinese politics and Chinese military modernization.
The AFIO meeting is open to the public, and will begin at 2 p.m. at the Program Center of the Brick Store Museum, 4 Dane St., Kennebunk, ME. A Q&A will follow the presentation.
22 - 25 April 2018 - Tampa, FL - USGIF GEOINT 2018 Symposium on "Driving Data to Decisions and Actions."
Always a phenomenal event in number of panels, quality (fame) of speakers, and hundreds of latest tech exhibits. This is the GEOINT version of the dazzling Consumer Electronics Show...
Hear from senior defense and intelligence leaders such as NGA Director Robert Cardillo and USDI Joseph Kernan in keynotes, panels, and presentations.
Learn from 52 hours of professional development, training, and education sessions with PDUs and CEUs.
See the latest in technology, services, and solutions from 200+ exhibitors in more than 100,000 sq ft of exhibit space.
Networking with more than 4,000 GEOINT Community professionals from 40 countries spanning defense, intelligence, homeland security, industry, and academia.
Learn more about the GEOINT Symposium here
Or register now and start planning on being in Tampa for GEOINT 2018.
Monday, 23 April 2018, 5:30 - 8 pm - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter hosts CIA's Dr. Ursula Wilder on "The Psychology of Espionage and Leaking."
Ursula M. Wilder PhD, a clinical psychologist with the CIA's Sherman Kent School for Intelligence Analysis, discusses the psychology of espionage and leaking. In her presentation this evening, she will provide crisp sketches of the three kinds of distorted personalities -- psychopathology, narcissism, and immaturity -- found in those who have abused their access to top-secret information and betrayed their country.
Dr. Wilder was a 2011-2012 Federal Executive Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where she studied the psychological rewards and challenges of professionals who work in counterterrorism. She also served as a member of the Editorial Board of CIA's inhouse journal, Studies in Intelligence.
Location: Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St (between Park and Lexington), New York, NY 10065.
Timing: Registration starts at 5:30 pm, Speaker presentation starts at 6 pm. Fee: $50/person. Payment at the door only. Cash or check. Full dinner, cash bar.
RSVP: Strongly recommended that you RSVP to ensure space at event. Call or Email Chapter President Jerry Goodwin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-717-3776.
Monday 23 April 2018, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Washington, DC - Gen. Michael Hayden on "2017: Year of Disruption; 2018: Year of Consequences" at this DMGS Event.
The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security is hosting this event, part of ME "Spike" Bowman Distinguished Lectures in Intelligence and National Security Law, sponsored by the University of Virginia's Center for National Security Law, on a "by invitation only" basis. Event features General Michael Hayden discussing the national security implications and consequences for the United States of certain key events that occurred in 2017, a year he terms one of disruption; and 2018, a year of possible serious consequences.
Attire: Business or Business Casual.
Where: 1620 L St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
NB: "DANIEL MORGAN GRADUATE SCHOOL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ENTRY"
RSVP Required. RSVP here. Questions to email@example.com.
Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Beware of the Predator - at the International Spy Museum
Join the Spy Museum Store as it meets author/career CIA Technical Operations officer, Warren D. Holston, and Intel analyst/contributing author, Dave White. Holston has worked throughout the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and defense industry for more than 30 years and was awarded the CIA's Intelligence Commendation Medal and the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. White has worked for the US government in a broad range of roles and missions within the Intelligence and Defense Communities for almost 30 years, including serving as a Deputy Senior Operations Officer and Identity Intelligence Analyst at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) and as a biometrics technology consultant in the Intelligence Community.
Their latest book, Beware The Predator, is an easy-to-read guide for anyone who wants to raise their security awareness and defensive posture. This book will help you understand how to protect yourself, your family and business from criminal predators, corporate intrusion, and State sponsored spying. Whether you are a corporate or government executive, a high-net-worth individual, or someone simply concerned about identity theft and personal safety, you should be aware of the vulnerabilities to your personal data and predatory attacks against your assets and relationships.
Event is free. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Thursday, 26 April 2018, noon to 1:15 pm - Washington, DC - "The Geopolitics of Energy" Panel Discussion at DMGS
The Geopolitics of Energy: The Saudi Aramco IPO, Implications and Considerations is the theme of the panel discussion at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) with the following moderator and participants:
Moderator, Colonel Preston McLaughlin, USMC (Retired), Professor of National Security at Daniel Morgan Graduate School;
"The Economic Impact of the Saudi-ARAMCO IPO and Its Implications for the US Investment Community," Brigadier General Tom Cosentino, US Army (Retired), COO, Business Executives for National Security.
"An Inside View of ARAMCO and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," Rula Manasra, former Director of Regional Security and Government Affairs for the Middle East for Conoco Phillips.
"Regional Security Issues," Adam Seitz, Senior Researcher and Instructor on the Middle East, Marine Corp University.
"Net Assessment," Paul Michael Wihbey, Research Fellow on the Geopolitics of Energy at DMGS, Adjunct Professor at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Q & A Session with Audience.
Where: DMGS, 1620 L St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. Attire: Business or Business Casual
RSVP Required. "Daniel Morgan Graduate School Reserves the Right To Refuse Entry"
Please note that you must RSVP to attend this event. RSVP here
Questions? Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures & Seminars at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, 26 April 2018, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Spy Chiefs: An Overview - at the International Spy Museum
In pop culture, the spy chief is an all-knowing, all-powerful figure who masterfully moves spies like pieces on a chessboard. How close to reality is that depiction, and what does it really take to be an effective leader in the world of intelligence? As editors of Spy Chiefs: Volume 1, Dr. Mark Stout, a program director at Johns Hopkins University, and Dr. Christopher Moran, an associate professor at the University of Warwick, will reveal what they have gleaned about the role of intelligence leaders in foreign affairs and national security in the US and the UK from the early 1940s to the present. They will discuss some of the most intriguing of these shadowy figures such as William Donovan and John Grombach, who ran an intelligence organization so secret that not even President Truman knew of it. They'll also explore questions about spy chief accountability and just how powerful they were...or weren't. Spy Chiefs will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Tickets for the general public: $10 per person; Spy Museum Members: $8. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Saturday, 28 April 2018, 6 - 8pm - Beaverton OR - The AFIO Columbia River Chapter hosts Terry Valois on "Insider Threat: Authorized Users, Privileged Access, Abused Trust."
The AFIO Columbia River Chapter hosts Terry Valois on "Insider Threat: Authorized Users, Privileged Access, Abused Trust." Valois is a Navy Cryptologic veteran and retired senior CIA officer with over 37 years of experience in the intelligence community and private sector.
He holds a Master of Science degree in Strategic Intelligence from National Intelligence University. Terry (CPP, PCI) is also the founder and owner of GreyFox Security Services, LLC, a small Portland, Oregon-based, veteran-owned private security and intelligence consulting firm specializing in security program management, insider threat program development, training and education, and open source/web intelligence and investigation research.
LOCATION: This unclassified program will be held in the Fab-15 Auditorium, Intel Aloha Campus, 3585 SW 198th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97078.
REGISTRATION: AFIO members and others are invited to attend. Current AFIO membership is not required. The event is free of charge with ample parking.
The content of this presentation is provided by the author and nothing therein should be construed to represent the positions of the United States Government or AFIO
For additional information contact Carl Wege at email@example.com or 912-222-8640.
Friday, 4 May 2018, 6:30pm – Washington, DC – Star Wars or Spy Wars: Who Needs the Force When You Have Good Intel? – at the International Spy Museum
On Star Wars Day, take a deeper dive into the bowels of the Sarlacc Pit! Join Dr. Vince Houghton, Spy Museum historian, for his annual exploration of the intelligence operations (or lack thereof) in the world of Star Wars. Which side is learning from the past, and who's letting history repeat itself in a galaxy far, far away? For an expert on intelligence, The Last Jedi yields some interesting new uses of deception, distraction, and covert ops, but it also raises questions about who's really using failure as the greatest teacher. And why is a hacker suddenly a hot property when droids have done the job just fine so far? Join Vince for his latest dissection of intergalactic espionage and come early to mingle with some of your favorite characters.
Tickets for the general public: $15 per person; tickets for Members: $12. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
5 May 2018, 11 am - 3 pm - Orange Park, FL - The North Florida AFIO Chapter hosts TBD
Details on this forthcoming event to be released later.
RSVP to Ken Meyer firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 904-777-2050. Cost will be $24 per person, pay the Club at the luncheon.
Remember that family and guests, especially potential members, are all cordially invited.
Sunday, 6 May 2018 – Saturday, 12 May 2018 – Washington, DC – Free Admission for Teachers! (Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week) – at the International Spy Museum
It's no secret the Spy Museum loves teachers! In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, show your school ID and enjoy free admission to the Museum, 20% off at the Spy Store, and a free classroom kit (while supplies last). Admission is free. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Thursday, 10 May 2018, 6-8pm – Washington, DC – Expectations of Privacy in the Digital Age – at the International Spy Museum
Join Terry Roberts, Founder and President of WhiteHawk, Inc. for a discussion of cybersecurity informed by her extraordinary career in intelligence. She was previously the Vice President for Intel and Cyber at TASC. Before transitioning to industry in 2009, Roberts was the Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence (DDNI), where she led, together with the Director of Naval Intelligence, more than 20,000 intelligence and information-warfare military and civilian professionals. Prior to being the Navy DDNI, Roberts served as the Director of Requirements and Resources for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USDI), spearheading the creation and implementation of the Military Intelligence Program. An intelligence professional for over 30 years, Roberts has held many senior intelligence positions, including Director of Intelligence, Commander Naval Forces Europe and Commander-in-Chief NATO AFSOUTH. The evening includes Roberts' remarks and a social hour with refreshments. Co-sponsored by the Naval Intelligence Professionals.
RSVP required by May 9 to NIPCapitalChapterVP@gmail.com. Event is free. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Saturday, 12 May 2018, noon - Melbourne FL - The AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter presents chapter member Dr. Henry A. Fischer on "The History and Future of the American Security Council Foundation."
Dr. Henry A. Fischer will discuss "The History and Future of the American Security Council Foundation." The ASCF is the first public policy organization in America that has been helping to keep the nation and world safe since 1985 by promoting the principles of "Peace Through Strength." Dr. Fischer's presentation includes a short video on the "Step Up America Program. Dr. Fischer is a dentist and developer in Sebastian, Florida since 1962. He is the President of Henry Fischer and Sons, Inc., a heavy equipment company developing quiet lakefront communities and beach restoration. He has dedicated 4.5 miles off the Sebastian River to the State of Florida.
LOCATION: Amici's restaurant, 7720 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL. AFIO members, their guests and interested parties are welcome to attend. Attendance is by registration only.
15-16 May 2018 - Tel Aviv, IS - "Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing and Complex Environment" theme of the Third International Conference on Intelligence
The Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC) and Israel Defense presents the Third International Conference on Intelligence. The annual International Intelligence Conference on Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing and Complex Environment will be held at the initiative of the Israel Intelligence Heritage and Commemoration Center (the official association of former IDF Intelligence, Shin Bet, Mossad, and other organizations) and Israel Defense. The conference is attended by senior officials from Israel and around the world, as well as members of the intelligence community, experts, academics, industry leaders and innovative companies in the field.
Topics: Overview of the regional and global intelligence with which Israel contends; 70 Years of intelligence - where are we now, and how will we advance?; Challenges and opportunities of intelligence in the modern battlefield; Coping with the threats of terrorism in the global era; Intelligence Innovation: development of technologies in the Big Data Era and changes in the battlefield. A large exhibition will be held alongside the conference, with the participation of the established defense companies and startups, during which advanced weapons systems and technological means will be presented.
The huge exhibition will be held under the theme of 70 Years of Technological and Security Achievements
Event location: The Israel Trade Fairs Center, Tel Aviv. Brochure here.
Additional information at W: warfare.israeldefense.co.il / T: 074-703-1211 / F: 09-7671857 / E: email@example.com
Thursday, 17 May 2018, 11:30 AM - Denver, CO - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts Dr. Gail H. Nelson on US Strategic Early Warning – Poland (1980-1981).
When the Polish workers organized into an independent anti-communist movement (Solidarity) against the regime during the Summer 1980, the US/NATO Indications & Warning System (IW) came alive under the assumption that the Warsaw Pact led by the Soviets would invade Poland if the movement was not crushed. It was the crisis scenario that the Warsaw Pact Political Affairs Analyst, Dr. Gail H. Nelson, had been prepared for in the wake of Moscow's invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. He provided strategic early warning of Martial Law in Poland over one year prior to its imposition on 13 December 1981. The accurate warning estimate reassured NATO leaders that the IW system could provide reliable warning of war in Europe were this worst-case scenario to present itself.
Dr. Nelson is a veteran US Intelligence Officer with over 45 years of experience in Eurasian political-military affairs. He was born into an Air Force culture in 1944 and experienced the transient life of military families assigned to the United Kingdom, Belgium, and France. He returned to California in 1962 to commence undergraduate studies and was commissioned in the US Air Force in 1967. He was assigned to the USAF Martin-Marietta Facility at Waterton, Colorado and destined for an ICBM career. Instead, he entered the University of Colorado Graduate School of Political Science specializing in German and Soviet Studies completing the MA in 1972 and the Ph.D. in 1979. He entered the Air Force Intelligence Service in 1974 and US Army Europe Intelligence in 1975 – appointed the Warsaw Pact Political Affairs Analyst in 1977. He transferred to European Command in 1990 responsible for analysis of Russian and East European affairs. He retired from the US Civil Service and Air Force Reserve in 2001 as Chief of Theater Intelligence Estimates. He was appointed Senior Intelligence Advisor to the Afghanistan Chief of Military Intelligence in 2003 under contract. He performed similar positions in Manila and Baghdad before returning to Kabul in 2010 for one last expedition.
Please contact Tom VanWormer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, 18 May 2018, 1 - 2:30 pm - Annapolis Junction, MD - 2018 Henry F. Schorreck Lecture Speaker Series by NSA's Center for Cryptologic History on "The Pueblo Incident: A Fifty-Year Retrospective."
The National Cryptologic Museum hosts NSA's Center for Cryptologic History's 2018 Henry F. Schorreck Lecture Speaker Series which will explore "The Pueblo Incident: A Fifty-Year Retrospective."
The special guest speaker is Mitchell Lerner, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Korean Studies at Ohio State University. He is the author of The Pueblo Incident: A Spy Ship and the Failure of American Foreign Policy, which won the 2002 John Lyman Book Award.
"Remember," Rear Admiral Frank Johnson told the officers of the USS Pueblo just before they departed for their first mission, "you are not going out there to start a war." And yet, war appeared to be not far off when the spy ship was captured by North Korean forces on 23 January 1968, leaving one dead crewman and 82 other Americans held captive for a year in North Korean prison camps. This presentation will examine this controversial incident from start to finish, and will open a window into not only American decision making but also into the perspectives of North Korea, South Korea, and the Soviet Union.
REGISTRATION: Event is free. However, a full house is anticipated and thus, advanced registration is required at this link. The NSA-CCH will confirm registrations and answer any questions.
DIRECTIONS: The NCM is located at 8290 Colony Seven Rd, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701. Here are directions to the Museum.
Qs or prefer to register by email?: contact Greg Nedved at email@example.com to reserve the desired number of seats by email.
Saturday, 19 May 2018, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts Amb. Ronald Neumann on "American Diplomacy and US-Afghanistan Policy."
AFIO Maine hosts a talk by American Academy of Diplomacy president and former ambassador Ronald Neumann. Formerly a deputy assistant secretary of state, Neumann served as ambassador to Algeria, Bahrain and Afghanistan and is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He also served in Baghdad with the Coalition Provisional Authority. Neumann will focus on issues in American diplomacy with the U.S. and Afghanistan. This may include policy goals and strategies in Afghanistan along with the risks, timelines and the roles of al-Qaida and the Islamic State. A question period will follow his presentation.
Location: Presentation starts at 2 pm at the Brick Store Museum's Program Center at 4 Dane St, Kennebunk, Maine. There is no fee to attend and event is open to the public.
Saturday, 19 May 2018, 1-4pm – Washington, DC – Allan Topol: Russian Resurgence – at the International Spy Museum
Join the International Spy Museum for an in-store book signing of Russian Resurgence by Allan Topol. Allan is the author of thirteen 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. Book Description: Twelve year old Nick, escaping from the burning of his grandfather's house in Potomac, Maryland by Russian thugs, is caught up in a plot by Russian President Kuznov to recreate the Soviet empire in eastern and central Europe. The linchpin of Kuznov's plan is an agreement with a corrupt Hungarian Prime Minister to permit Russia to move troops into Hungary. In Allan Topol's fast moving fourteenth novel, Craig Page and Elizabeth Crowder, working with Peter Toth, who bears the scars of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, and Peter's grandson, Nick, try to thwart Kuznov's plot. The action moves from Paris to Grozny, to Washington, and finally to intriguing Budapest. Craig, Elizabeth and Nick face repeated attacks on their lives.
Event is free. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - San Francisco, CA - Historian Ralph Simpson discusses "History of the Enigma Machine" at this AFIO San Francisco Chapter meeting.
Ralph Simpson, Historian, discusses "The History of the Enigma Machine." Ralph Simpson worked in the computer industry for 32 years at IBM and Cisco Systems. He is now retired and volunteers at a local history museum. Mr. Simpson is the author of a cipher history book called Crypto Wars: 2000 Years of Cipher Evolution and is an avid collector of cipher machines, which can be seen on CipherHistory.com. Mr. Simpson lives in San Jose in a restored Victorian house, which is also home to his Cipher History Museum.
Time: 11:30 AM no-host cocktail; noon - meeting and luncheon begins.
Location: Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080
To Register: Do so here. The venue cannot accommodate walk-ins.
Questions?: Contact Mariko Kawaguchi, Board Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, 24 May 2018, noon - 2 pm - Washington, DC - Code Girls Luncheon on "The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of WWII" at the International Spy Museum
Join other attendees for a conversation with Liza Mundy, author of the national bestseller Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of WWII, an irresistible and captivating story of the women behind the NSA codebreaking. Ticket price includes a copy of the book and lunch.
Fee: $69 per person. Register here.
Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 7-10pm – Washington, DC – Dinner with a Spy: An Evening with Mubin Shaikh – at 701 Restaurant with the International Spy Museum
Enjoy a martini "Shaikh'n Not Stirred" and a delicious three-course dinner* with Mubin Shaikh as he shares his personal journey from former extremist to undercover operative and global expert on terrorism. Shaikh is one of the very few people in the world to have actually been undercover in a homegrown terror cell. After coming out of extremism himself, he decided to use his connections as a former jihadist sympathizer and supporter to fight terrorism by working undercover for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Integrated National Security Enforcement Team to infiltrate extremist persons and groups. All his prior investigations remain CLASSIFIED except for the "Toronto 18," his final one, a group that was infiltrated and eventually prosecuted in open court, where Shaikh testified in the Superior Court in 5 legal hearings over 4 years. Leaders of the group planned for catastrophic terror attacks including placing three truck bombs in Toronto that were the size of Oklahoma City's bomb, storming the Parliament, and beheading the Canadian Prime Minister.
To be one of only 12 guests at dinner at 701 Restaurant: email Amanda Ohlke at email@example.com. Tickets for the general public: $265 per person; Members: $235 *includes hors d'oeuvres, and three-course dinner with signature cocktails and wine. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Friday, 1 June 2018 - Tysons, VA - AFIO Spring Luncheon featuring Deputy Director of CIA for Analysis and two other keynote speakers
This special luncheon features three keynote speakers. They are: Richard W. Hoch, Deputy Director of CIA for Analysis, on "The Directorate of Analysis and the Future of Analysis" [Remarks are off the record. No recording, quoting, or media permitted] Bruce Riedel, CIA and Brookings, on "The Future of US-Saudi Relations," based on his book, Kings and Presidents: Saudi Arabia and the United States Since FDR. and R. Scott Decker, FBI, on Recounting the Anthrax Attacks: Terror, the Amerithrax Task Force, and the Evolution of Forensics in the FBI.
NOTE NEW TIMES: Badge pick-up at 9:15 to 10 a.m. First speaker, Scott Decker, at 10 a.m.; Bruce Riedel at 11 a.m. and DD/A Hoch at 1 p.m.
Registration has closed.
Location: DoubleTree-Hilton, Tysons Corner, VA [formerly the Crowne Plaza], at 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22102.
3 - 15 June 2018 - Charlottesville, VA - 26th National Security Law Institute Call for Applications
The 26th National Security Law Institute will take place June 3 through June 15, 2018. The National Security Law Institute provides advanced training for government officials and professors of law and political science who teach or are preparing to teach graduate-level courses in national security law or related subjects requiring a detailed understanding of National Security Law. Applications are also invited from government attorneys in the national security community who are actively engaged in the practice of national security law or otherwise have a professional need for such training. This annual intensive two-week course is held at the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, Virginia. Prominent scholars and current and former government experts will take part in lectures, panels, and debates to address both theoretical background and important contemporary issues of national security law.
Topics addressed include: Contemporary Theory Concerning the Origins of War and the "Democratic Peace"; Aggression & Self-Defense; The ISIL Threat; Cyber Threats; War and Treaty Powers under the Constitution; Intelligence and the Law; Domestic and Transnational Terrorism; Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare Threats; Law of Armed Conflict; War Crimes and Their Prosecution; and Maritime Concerns/South China Sea.
Accommodations: Hyatt Place Charlottesville, 2100 Bond St (GPS use 1954 Swanson Dr), Charlottesville, VA. Approximately 25-30 participants are selected to attend each Institute. Participants are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from Charlottesville and paying a tuition fee of $1,950.00, which includes lodging, lunches, course materials, and any group dinners during the Institute. The deadline for applications for the 2018 Institute is May 11, 2018. For additional information please contact Bill Lacy regarding applications (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mer McLernon (email@example.com) for logistics (lodging, meals, etc.). The Center has a small fund from which to provide scholarship assistance to a few applicants who might otherwise not be able to attend the program. More information here.
Monday, 4 June 2018, 5:30 - 9:30 pm - Washington, DC - An Evening with General Hayden at the International Spy Museum
Join other guests at the Spy Museum for this private reception with General Michael V. Hayden to celebrate the launch of his newest book: The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies. It is a "blistering critique of the forces threatening the American intelligence community, in a time when that community's work has never been harder or more important." A evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a fascinating conversation with former Director of the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency, General Michael Hayden.
Timing: 5:30pm VIP reception, Cocktails & hors d'oeuvres; 6 - 9:30pm - Program.
Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004.
Register here, or for more information, contact Rebecca Diamond at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.654.0954
Thursday, 7 June 2018, noon - Washington, DC - Facts and Fears with James R. Clapper at the International Spy Museum
When he stepped down in January 2017 as the fourth United States director of national intelligence, James Clapper had been President Obama's senior intelligence adviser for six and a half years, longer than his three predecessors combined. He led the US intelligence community through a period that included the raid on Osama bin Laden, the Benghazi attack, the leaks of Edward Snowden, and Russia's influence operation during the 2016 US election campaign. Join Clapper as he discusses his new book Facts and Fears, which offers a look inside the US Intelligence Community, gives his assessment of some of the most difficult challenges in our nation's history, and raises the big moral and ethical questions facing the intelligence community today. Facts and Fears will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Fee: $15 per ticket. Register here.
Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 11:30 am - 1 pm - McLean, VA - The DIForum hosts Dr. Robert H. Latiff, (Maj Gen USAF-Ret) on "Preparing for the New Global Battlefield."
The Defense Intel Alumni Association luncheon features Dr. Robert H Latiff, Major General USAF (retired) discussing The Future of War: Preparing for the New Global Battlefield.
Dr. Robert H. Latiff retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2006. He is a consultant, providing advice on advanced technology matters to corporate and government clients and to universities. Dr. Latiff is an Adjunct Faculty Member with the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a Research Professor at George Mason University, with interests primarily in technologies to support the U.S. Intelligence Community. He received his Ph.D. and his M.S. in materials science and his B.S. in Physics from the University of Notre Dame and is a graduate of the National Security Fellows Program at Harvard's JFK School of Government. He is a member of the Intelligence Community Studies Board and the Committee on International Security and Arms Control of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. MG Latiff's remarks will be off the record and not for attribution
Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, Virginia 22101
20 June 2018 -
Annapolis Junction, MD - NCMF Summer Cryptologic Program features Dr.
Janet Breslin-Smith on "Sex and Strategy: Why We are Adrift in the Middle East."
The 2018 National Cryptologic Museum Foundation's Summer Cryptologic Program features Dr. Janet Breslin-Smith with a presentation on American diplomatic and military strategy, and its clash with Saudi culture. Breslin-Smith is president of Crosswinds International Consulting. She draws on a 30-year career in public service, including leadership roles in the US Senate, the National War College, and in Saudi Arabia. Her article, "The Struggle to Erase Saudi Extremism," appeared in November 2015 in the New York Times. She is a professor of national security strategy for 14 years at the National War College in Washington, DC — the first woman to chair that department.
The presentation will take place from 10am to 11:30am. Lunch will begin at 11:45 am and event closes at 1pm.
More information about this program can be found here.
Where: CACI, Inc., 2720 Technology Dr, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701. For further information and registration, do so here.
Thursday, 21 June 2018, 6:15 - 8 PM - Alexandria, VA - NIP THIRD THURSDAY SOCIAL
The Naval Intelligence Professionals Third Thursday Social gathering features Capt. Paul G. Lasko, USN(Ret), a former intelligence officer, speaking on "So, You Want to be a Naval Attaché?"
Location: Sonoma Cellar 207 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
RSVP to email@example.com
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 10 am to noon - Venezuela's Mounting Refugee Crisis, a panel presentation on "Venezuela's Mounting Refugee Crisis: Regional Security Implications Amidst the Calls for a US Response" is theme of this panel being sponsored by the Daniel Morgan Graduate School (DMGS) and the Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS).
As Venezuela continues to implode, the country is rapidly becoming the Syria of the Western Hemisphere in terms of refugee outflows. More than 4 million Venezuelans have left the country since the late Hugo Chávez rose to power, overwhelming neighboring countries like Colombia and Brazil. Since 2015, the number of Venezuelan migrants in Peru and Chile has increased by over 1,000 percent. According to Pew Research, Venezuela is the top country of origin for U.S. asylum claims since 2017. As the humanitarian crisis worsens and more migrants cross borders, U.S. and regional security are inevitably threatened. Western Hemisphere policymakers must address the situation before it deteriorates further. Some policymakers have called for direct U.S. intervention, while others are more cautious. What position should the United States take? What options exist? And which of the options will create fewer national security risks?
Join SFS and Daniel Morgan Graduate School for a thoughtful and informative policy discussion examining Venezuela's humanitarian and refugee crisis and possible U.S. and regional responses.
AGENDA: Introduction and Welcome by Dr. Steven Meyer - Academic Dean of Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security.
• Dr. R Evan Ellis: Research Professor of Latin American Studies, U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute.
• Col. Preston McLaughlin, USMC Ret.: Associate Professor of National Security, Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security
• Amb. Roger Noriega: Former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs (2003-2005), AEI Visiting Fellow
• Mr. Joseph Humire: Executive Director, Center for a Secure Free Society
• Mr. Gustau Alegret: U.S. News Director, NTN24
Where: United States Congress Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC 212, First Street NE, Washington DC 20515
Admission is free of charge, but seating is limited.
Media inquiries please call (202) 758.9083
RSVP required here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that you must RSVP to attend this event. Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security reserves the right to refuse entry.
Friday, 6 July 2018, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Meet An F-4 Pilot: Mark Hewitt at the International Spy Museum
The Spy Museum hosts "Meet An F-4 Pilot" with Mark A. Hewitt, who has always had a fascination with spyplanes and the intelligence community's development and use of aircraft. He flew F-4s in the Marine Corps and served as Director of Maintenance with the Border Patrol and the Air Force, as was an Associate Professor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is the author of "Special Access," "Shoot Down," "No Need to Know," and his latest, "Blown Cover." There is no charge for this event. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Friday, 6-7 July 2018 - Washington, DC - KidSpy Overnight: Operation Secret Sleepover at the International Spy Museum
The Museum doors have been locked for the night, but in the shadows a group of exclusive recruits stand ready to begin a night of top-secret KidSpy training. Perfect your alias and cover-story, check in at "Border Patrol," and prepare for a night of intrigue and adventure. As a spy school recruit, your mission begins with taking on a secret identity and gathering intelligence about real spy skills. During the night, you will transform yourself through disguise, make and break secret codes, uncover important secrets, interrogate real spies, and hunt for a mole within your ranks. At the same time, the adults lurking nearby will be kept on their toes with their own clandestine mission. As day breaks, enemy agents will be exposed in a dramatic finale, KidSpy agents and adults will reclaim their real identities and this adventure-filled mission will be accomplished. Program for ages 9-13. One adult required for every two KidSpy agents. Tickets for the general public: $115 per person; tickets for Spy Museum Members: $105. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Saturday, 7 July 2018, 11am-noon -- Washington, DC -- The Magic of Spying: Tradecraft Trickery -- at the International Spy Museum
In the real-life world of espionage, spies often call upon the art of magic and illusion to distract the enemy, make evidence disappear, and escape unnoticed. Join professional magician, Peter Wood, as he demonstrates the art of misdirection, sleight of hand, and other illusions used by skilled spies. This one of a kind performance, custom-designed for the Spy Museum, is guaranteed to fascinate children and adults alike. Ages: 7 and up* (one adult required for every five KidSpy agents). Space is limited—advance registration required. Tickets for the general public: $10 per person; tickets for Spy Museum Members: $9. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Monday, 9 July 2018, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Safe Houses with Dan Fesperman at the International Spy Museum
Helen Abell is in charge of maintaining CIA safe houses in Berlin in the 1970s — a city still in the grips of the Cold War. When she overhears a secret meeting, the impact of the clandestine conversation changes her life and becomes the key to a 21st century mystery. Dan Fesperman, award-winning author of Safe Houses, interviewed women who worked at the CIA to bring into focus an era when women were trying to break free of the clerical roles they had been relegated to and enter into field work. This evening, he will lead a discussion of the book and the world it recreates with some of the trailblazers who helped him give his novel authenticity and accuracy. Safe Houses will be available for sale and signing at the event. Ticket for the general public: $10; Spy Museum Member Ticket: $8. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 6:45 pm - Washington, DC - "The Cambridge Five: Soviet Intelligence Spies" discussed by author Calder Walton at the Smithsonian
Kim Philby's name is almost synonymous with Soviet espionage. But Philby was not alone: Along with Donald Maclean, Guy Burgess, Anthony Blunt, and John Cairncross, he was one of five "Cambridge spies" who penetrated the heart of British intelligence at the height of the Cold War. Using recently declassified British, American, and Soviet intelligence records, Calder Walton, Ernest May Fellow in history and policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, explores the lives and treachery of these British elites from Cambridge University recruited into Soviet intelligence in the 1930s. He examines why they betrayed their homeland for Russia, how close British intelligence came to catching them, reveals another hitherto-undisclosed Soviet spy recruited from Cambridge, and evidence for a similar Soviet espionage ring at Oxford. Walton assesses the damage the Cambridge spies did to the British secret state, and to Britain's closest intelligence ally, the United States. He also sees the story as more than ancient history, and discusses how the legacy of the Cambridge spies is still reflected in contemporary Russian intelligence operations.
Walton is the author Empire of Secrets: British intelligence, the Cold War and the Twilight of Empire [Overlook Pr, 2013].
To Register: use code: 1H0354. $30 Smithsonian Members; $45 nonmembers.
Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit) More information or to register.
Wednesday, 11 July 2018, noon - Washington, DC - Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Monthly Update - at the International Spy Museum
Be the first to learn the latest intelligence news. Join David Major, retired supervisory special agent of the FBI and former director of Counterintelligence and Security Programs at the NSC staff at the White House, for a briefing on intelligence and security issues, breaches, and penetrations. Presented in partnership with The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies (CI Centre), these updates will cover worldwide events such as breaking espionage cases and arrest reports, cyber espionage incidents, and terrorist activity. Major uses his expertise to analyze trends and highlight emerging issues of interest to both intelligence and national security professionals and the public. Cases are drawn from the CI Centre's SPYPEDIA™, the most comprehensive source of espionage information in the world, containing events and information that may not be reported by mainstream media outlets. There is no charge for this event. Visit www.spymuseum.org
Thursday, 12 July 2018, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Spymaster with Brad Thor at the International Spy Museum
Across Europe, a secret organization has begun attacking diplomats. Back in the United States, a foreign ally demands the identity of a highly placed covert asset. In the balance hang the ingredients for all-out war. Join bestselling author Brad Thor as he introduces the latest in his Scot Harvath series. Thor's counterterrorism operative Harvath is a popular favorite-this is the 18th in the series- and the author will share how he develops thrilling scenarios and draws on current events to keep his readers coming back for more. Spymaster will be available for sale and signing at the event. Tickets for the general public: $10; tickets for Spy Museum Members: $8. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Saturday, 14 July 2018, 10am - 3pm - Dedham, MA - AFIO New England Chapter Business and Speaker Meeting, Includes Topic: "Listening In: Vietnam Vet Describes Voice Intercept Operations."
The schedule is: Registration & Gathering, 1000 – 1045; Membership meeting 1030 – 1045; Morning Discussion Session 1100 to 1200; Luncheon at 1200 - 1300. The Morning session will be open discussion. Our afternoon speaker will be from 1300 – 1430 with adjournment by 1500. The Morning session will cover various business-related items, general discussion regarding recent events of interest to the membership and the second presentation on EMP.
Our afternoon speaker is Ron Stering, Captain, USAF Retired. Mr. Stering enlisted in the Air Force in February 1969. After Basic Training at Lackland AFB, TX, he was sent to the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA to study North Vietnamese. Following language school, Ron was stationed with the 6990th Security Squadron at Kadena AFB, Okinawa. From August 1970 to May 1972 working as a Voice Intercept Operator, he participated in over 60 combat missions and accumulated over 1000 combat flying hours. After 3 years, Ron reenlisted in the Air Force and again was sent to DLI in Monterey to study Russian. He was then assigned to the 6970th Security Squadron at Ft. Meade, MD, working from 1973 to 1976 at NSA. He was discharged from the Air Force in 1976 as a SSGT. Ron then went to work for Ross Perot at Electronic Data Systems for 7 years. While working for Perot, in 1976, Ron joined the PA Air National Guard as an Intelligence Analyst and after 2 years was commissioned and served as an Intelligence Officer. Ron's Topic is "Listening In: Vietnam Vet Describes Voice Intercept Operations."
LOCATION: MIT Endicott House, 80 Haven St, Dedham, MA 02026. Should you elect to stay at the Endicott House, Mike Assad has arranged a room rate of $140/pp/night. Mention AFIO/NE and Mike Assad when you make your reservation.
REGISTRATION: Luncheon reservations must be made by 9 July 2018. For additional information contact us at email@example.com. Mail your check and the reservation form to:
AFIO/NE, Attn: Sarah Moore, PO Box 1203, Orange, CT 06477.
FEE: Paid in advance the cost of the luncheon is $25 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 Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 7 days prior to the event This registration form only—not the announcement—should accompany your check made payable to AFIO/NE. Reservation deadline is 9 July 2018.
Saturday, 14 July 2018, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Allan Topol: Russian Resurgence at the International Spy Museum
The International Spy Museum will host an in-store book signing of Russian Resurgence with author Allan Topol. Allan is the author of thirteen 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. Book Description: Twelve year old Nick, escaping from the burning of his grandfather's house in Potomac, Maryland by Russian thugs, is caught up in a plot by Russian President Kuznov to recreate the Soviet empire in eastern and central Europe. The linchpin of Kuznov's plan is an agreement with a corrupt Hungarian Prime Minister to permit Russia to move troops into Hungary. In Allan Topol's fast moving fourteenth novel, Craig Page and Elizabeth Crowder, working with Peter Toth, who bears the scars of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, and Peter's grandson, Nick, try to thwart Kuznov's plot. The action moves from Paris to Grozny, to Washington, and finally to intriguing Budapest. Craig, Elizabeth and Nick face repeated attacks on their lives. There is no charge for this event. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Meet A Spy: Alex Finley at the International Spy Museum
The Spy Museum hosts "Meet A Spy" with Alex Finley, a former officer of the CIA's Directorate of Operations, where she served in West Africa and Europe. Her writing has appeared in Slate, Reductress, Funny or Die, and other publications. She is the author of Victor in the Rubble, a satire about the CIA and the War on Terror. She will be available to sign her book. There is no charge for this event. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Wednesday, 18 July 2018, noon - 1:30pm - Washington, DC - Joint Dacor-Bacon/DIAA Forum features RAdm Paul Becker USN on "How Temperament, Tone, and Tenacity are Critical to Military Success."
Rear Admiral Paul Becker, (USN, Ret) will discuss how the fundamentals of Temperament, Tone, and Tenacity are critical to success in the military and beyond.
Paul Becker served 30 years as a Naval Intelligence Officer. His service includes Director of Intelligence (J2) for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pacific Command in Hawaii, the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Afghanistan, command of Central Command's Joint Intelligence Center and Assistant Naval Attaché to France. He led the Presidential Transition's Intelligence Community Landing team in 2016 which provided policy input, strategic guidance, and operational advice to new Administration cabinet secretaries. Since retiring from active duty Paul has founded the Becker T3 Group, LLC. Becker T3 is a consultancy, keynote speaker, and executive coaching service focused on global risk management, business intelligence, cyber operations and organizational leadership. Paul holds an MPA from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a BS from the U.S. Naval Academy. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Center for Naval Analyses and is a Professor of Practice at the University of Virginia's Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.
Remarks are Off the Record and not for attribution.
Location: Dacor Bacon House, 1801 F St NW, Washington, DC 20006.
Registration: via email at email@example.com or call (202) 682-0500 ext. 20 or 11. When registering for the joint forum identify yourself as being associated with DIAA.
Cost: $25 at door. You may pay with cash, check, or credit card. No online payment option.
Cancellation must be received by 9 am NLT Tuesday 17 July or full cost of the event will be charged. You are responsible for paying for self and your guests who are no-shows or who cancel late. Please respect our rules on this matter.
TIMING: Doors open at 11:30; Reception Noon - 12:30; Lunch 12:30 - 1:05; Remarks and Q&A 1:10. PARKING:
DACOR Bacon House has no parking. Limited street parking available on surrounding streets or at meters. Meters are routinely checked Monday through Saturday 7am until 10 pm so payment and timing crucial to avoid ticketing. Pay for street parking by credit card with Parkmobile. Each meter has a Parkmobile sticker with a zone number. Either use the Parkmobile App on your smartphone (app must be downloaded) or call number on sticker to pay via credit card. You can also add time to your meter through Parkmobile. GARAGES: Two parking garages are conveniently located next door to Dacor-Bacon House. They are located on either side of 18th St between F St and G St - look for Colonial Parking sign. Additional parking garages are at: Courtyard Marriott at 515 20th St NW; Colonial Parking at 1775 I St NW; and George Washington University at 2028 G St NW.
METRO: Dacor is four blocks from the 18th Street exit of Farragut West Station on the Blue and Orange lines. The K Street exit of the Farragut North Station on the Red line is two blocks further.
Thursday, 19 July 2018, 11:30 AM - Colorado Springs - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts Robert Fricke, discussing "East Germany and the Stasi – Separating myth from reality"
A review of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR's) national security police [Staatssicherheitsdienst (Stasi)] will focus on a brief history and description of the notorious organization headed by Erich Mielke as gleaned by speaker's research and experience as an Assistant Legal Attaché in Frankfurt, Germany from 1999-2004. Robert Fricke will review the lasting legacy of the Stasi and discuss controversial deaths of East German dissidents Juergen Fuchs and Lutz Eigendorf, blamed on Stasi assassins. Fricke's research and experience will be bolstered by his unique status as the grandson of a German immigrant who has re-established strong ties with his former East German family from the town of Calbe an der Saale in the German province of Saxony-Anhalt. Two of his second cousins served in the GDR Nationale Volksarmee (Army). Robert Fricke is retired Special Agent of the FBI. He is currently an educator and instructor with background in Federal law enforcement, government intelligence, and compliance in high-risk, complex environments. During his career, Fricke also served as project manager for the Department of Homeland Security, supervising a team tasked with vetting domestic intelligence information with the terrorist watch list. He also served as an intelligence analyst for the Department of Justice and Department of Defense, providing daily support to the US Northern Command Counter Intelligence Office. Fricke is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and is a 1978 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute.
Contact Tom VanWormer at firstname.lastname@example.org to attend or for more information.
Thursday 26 July 2018 11 am - 12:15 pm - Washington, DC - "Norms and Authorities for Cyber Warfare" by Jody Westby - at Daniel Morgan Graduate School
Jody Westby, CEO, Global Cyber Risk LLC, discusses "Norms and Authorities for Cyber Warfare." Jody Westby, co-author and editor of the UN publication, Quest for Cyber Peace, examines how the current laws of armed conflict can be amended to accommodate cyber actions by nation-states. In this session, she presents an analysis of these approaches and proposes a path forward to protect our national and economic security interests and civilian population.
Cyber incidents are investigated within the legal frameworks governing cybercrime, which vary globally and are not suited to fast-paced investigations. Trying to obtain evidence about attack traffic can take months when minutes matter. When an investigation progresses, however, to the point that evidence suggests or supports nation-state activity, the international rule of law is murky or not adaptable to cyber scenarios. Investigations usually meet a dead-end and uncertainty guides responses.
Some foreign policy and national security experts have sought to develop norms to bridge the legal gaps and define a path for behavior. Others have called for the negotiation of an overarching cyber treaty.
Where: Daniel Morgan Graduate School, 1620 L St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
RSVP Required. Do so here.
Attire: Business or Business Casual
Daniel Morgan graduate School Reserves the Right to Refuse Entry. Direct questions to Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures & Seminars at email@example.com. Please note that you must RSVP to attend this event.
Monday, 30 July - 3 August 2018, 9am-3pm -- Washington, DC -- Spy Camp -- at the International Spy Museum
This isn't your ordinary day camp—this is Spy Camp. Somewhere deep inside the Museum an elite group of recruits is lurking in the shadows preparing to take on top secret missions. No one really knows who they are, or for that matter, what they're really up to. Now it's time to join their ranks. Each day at Spy Camp is filled with top secret briefings and activities that will put spy skills and street smarts to the test. Aspiring KidSpy™ recruits will hone their tradecraft, learn from real spies, and hit the streets to run training missions. Develop a disguise for cover, make and break codes, discover escape and evasion techniques, create and use spy gadgets, uncover the science behind spying—all of this and more awaits young recruits. Spy Camp is specifically designed for agents age 10 to 13. If your child is not age appropriate, the Museum will be unable to accommodate them. Please note that program tickets are non-refundable. Tickets for the general public: $445, tickets for Spy Museum Members: $425. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
2 August 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Wilsonville, OR - The AFIO Columbia River Chapter features Derrick Olsen on "Staying Engaged on International Issues in the Age of Disruption."
Derrick Olsen, former State Department official, and current President of World Oregon, will discuss "From the State Department to WorldOregon: Staying Engaged on International Issues in the Age of Disruption."
Olsen is a former Foreign Service Officer and currently the President of WorldOregon. Previously, he had over 13 years managing political and economic issues as a Foreign Service Officer for the US Department of State in Latin America, Asia, and Washington, DC, with four overseas tours including as Chief of the US Embassy's Political Section in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Fluent in Spanish, Derrick grew up in Oregon. He holds a BA in Government and History from Dartmouth College and a MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
Event location: McMenamins Wilsonville Old Church & Pub, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070 (503) 427-2500. Note: Attendees are responsible to pay for their own food and beverages. McMenamins will provide individual checks for everyone's convenience. The views expressed are those of the speaker and do not represent the views or opinions of the US Government or any component of AFIO.
TO ATTEND: Contact Carl Wege firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-222-8640 or for more information.
Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 7 pm - Las Vegas, NV - Las Vegas AFIO Chapter Business and Speaker Meeting
The Roger E. McCarthy Chapter Las Vegas, Nevada AFIO meets tomorrow. Speaker TBA.
Timing: 5:30 pm - Enjoy the Los Prados Club restaurant and bar; 7 pm - Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance & Moment of Tribute, and Chapter Update – all by G. Schiffbauer.
New Business -- Adjournment of Business Meeting; Raffle Drawing
We have a facinating guest speaker and look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting. If you have anyone you would like to invite to the meeting as potential future members, please forward this email to them.
Event location: Los Prados Country Club. Remember that when you get to the Los Prados guard station, have a photo ID available and tell the guard you are going to the clubhouse.
Qs? You may email me, Linda Cohn (Chapter Secretary), at email@example.com anytime or call me at 702-239-1370, if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!
Saturday, 11 August 2018, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter hosts Col John Frketic on "The President's Daily Brief."
Our guest speaker is Colonel John D. Frketic, US Army(Ret), talking about "the President's Daily Brief" aka "the PDB." He has recently given a similar speech to the University of North Florida. Frketic spent 34 years on active duty with multiple combat tours including Vietnam, Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom and was an intelligence operator, analyst, and unit commander with years working intelligence, order-of-battle, and counterterrorism issues throughout the Balkans and the Middle East. The PDB, sometimes referred to as the President's Daily Briefing or the President's Daily Bulletin, is a top-secret document provided each morning to the US President and also distributed to a small number of top-level US officials approved by the President. It includes highly-classified intelligence analysis, information about CIA covert operations, and reports from the most sensitive US sources or those shared by allied intelligence agencies. The PDB is produced by the Director of National Intelligence, and involves fusing intelligence from CIA, DIA, NSA, the FBI and other members of the US Intelligence Community.
Location: Country Club of Orange Park, 2525 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL 32073.
RSVP: Ken Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or for further information call 904-777-2050. Cost will be $24 per person, pay the Club at the luncheon.
Remember that family and guests, especially potential members, are all cordially invited.
Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Meet A Spy: Sandy Grimes at the International Spy Museum
Sandy Grimes is a longtime veteran of the CIA's clandestine service who helped capture Aldrich Ames, the CIA officer turned traitor. Ms. Grimes highlights the back story and capture of Ames in Circle of Treason, the first account written by CIA agents who were key members of the CIA team that conducted the intense Ames Mole Hunt. Sandra Grimes and fellow author and former CIA colleague Jeanne Vertefeuille were two of the five principals of the CIA team tasked with hunting one of their own and were directly responsible for identifying Ames as the mole, leading to his arrest and conviction.
There is no charge for this event.
Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 7:30 to 8:45 pm - McLean, VA - Sebastian Gorka on "America's Enemies Old and New and the Trump Doctrine" at the Westminster Institute
Dr. Sebastian Gorka discusses "America's Enemies Old and New and the Trump Doctrine." Gorka is former Deputy Assistant and Strategist to the President (2017) and author. Former Kokkalis Fellow at Harvard, he has taught at Georgetown, was Associate Dean at National Defense University and held the distinguished chair of Military Theory at the Marine Corps University.
Gorka was born in the UK to parents who escaped Communism during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. He is an internationally recognized authority on issues of national security, irregular warfare, terrorism and democratization, having worked in government and the private and NGO sectors in Europe and the US.
Where: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101
Questions: Contact Robert R. Reilly, Director; The Westminster Institute, 703-288-2885, email@example.com
Saturday, 18 August 2018 10 am - 2 pm - Ft Meade, MD - Party & Movie to Celebrate 25 Years for the National Cryptologic Museum
Come celebrate the National Cryptologic Museum's 25th Anniversary with family-friendly free activities like having fun with fingerprinting, making invisible ink, making a code quilt design, coloring, and scavenger hunts. Plus - enjoy cake and punch! No ticket is required for the party, only for the movie screenings that will follow (see below).
For Anniversary Party, explore the activities here. Admission is free.
After the party - there will be a free movie screening of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian starring Ben Stiller. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED for the movie screenings. Click the link below for more info and to reserve your movie tickets via EventBrite. Screenings at 2:30 and 6:30 pm.
Night at the Museum Movie Screening Reservations are here.
The National Cryptologic Museum is located at 9900 Colony Seven Rd, Fort Meade, MD 20755.
Thursday, 23 August 2018, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Spies on Screen: Mata Hari, Agent H21 - Film at the International Spy Museum
World War I Paris offered the legendary Mata Hari some unique opportunities. This 1964 film featuring Jeanne Moreau and Jean-Louis Trintignant imagines how the famous dancer used her charm and seductive powers to spy for Germany and bankroll a glamorous life. But when she falls in love, her life as a spy loses its luster. This spy romance includes invisible ink, quick escapes, and a doomed love–perfect film fare for a summer evening. Along with the evening's screening of Mata Hari, H21, enjoy popcorn and sparkling French soda almost as tasty as Jeanne Moreau's Mata Hari. In French with English subtitles; screening at the Spy Museum. Co-sponsored by the Alliance Française de Washington.
Tickets for the general public: $10 per person; tickets for Spy Museum members: $8 per person. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
29 August 2018 (Wednesday), 11:30 am - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO San Francisco Chapter hosts FBI ASAC Lisa Gentilcore on "The Chinese Use of Social Media"
FBI ASAC Lisa Gentilcore addresses the AFIO San Francisco Chapter on "The Chinese Use of Social Media" at this luncheon meeting.
Location: Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080
RSVP: Eventbrite Registration may be completed here.
Reservation and pre-payment is required before 25 August 2018. The venue cannot accommodate walk-ins. Questions? Contact Mariko Kawaguchi, Board Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 7 to 8:45 pm - McLean, VA - Robert Spencer, Director of Jihad Watch, discusses "The History of Jihad" at the Westminster Institute
Robert Spencer, Director of Jihad Watch, discusses "The History of Jihad" at the Westminster Institute.
Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the author of eighteen books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad ( both by Regnery Publishing). His latest book is The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS (Bombardier Books). It will be available for purchase and signing.
Where: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101
No fee to attend.
More information and to register, do so here.
Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 6:30 - 7:30 pm - Washington, DC - Remembering the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks — A Conversation with Former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell at Catholic University
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 convulsed our country, and the effects reverberate to this day. Americans learned that day that in their own country they were not safe from external attack. The U.S. response to the attacks raised enduring questions about ends and means. How can a people flourish under the continual threat of attack by extremists bent on violence? How far do we go with security measures to ensure public safety?
These continuing questions manifest how the 9/11 attacks brought into vivid relief the relationship between security and liberty. Americans have had to grapple with the idea that, while too little security leaves us vulnerable to attack, too much security can undermine the liberty by which we define ourselves as Americans. As a people, we've been debating the proper balance ever since
Even so, this traumatic event is marching into the past and, for all its importance, out of our memories: our University's seniors graduating this year barely remember 9/11— most of them were five years old.
To help us remember and put in context the 9/11 attacks and what followed, former acting director of CIA Michael Morell has agreed to offer his memories and insights to the Catholic University community. Mr. Morell served at that time as President George W. Bush's CIA briefer and was with the President in Florida on that morning. He later served in several crucial leadership roles in CIA as the Agency sought and eventually found Osama Bin Ladin. He was CIA's deputy director during the raid on Bin Ladin's compound by US special forces.
In an interview setting with Nicholas Dujmovic, director of the University's Intelligence Studies Program, Michael Morell will relate the challenges, frustrations, and accomplishments of the men and women of US intelligence as they worked to make sure another 9/11 would not occur.
This event is cosponsored by The Catholic University of America and The Institute for Human Ecology.
Attendance is Free. Click "Register For This Event" to schedule your attendance. More information here.
Organizer: phone: 202-319-5892; Email: email@example.com; Website: https://ihe.catholic.edu
Location: Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room A, 620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20064 + Google Map
Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 11 am - 12:15 pm - Washington, DC - "The Iranian Protests, Nuclear Deal, and Change from Obama to Trump" - a presentation by Dr Raymond Tanter at the DMGS
Dr. Raymond Tanter, Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan and former NSC staff, discusses "The Iranian Protests, Nuclear Deal, and Change from Obama to Trump" at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security.
Tanter will discuss the opposition to the Iranian regime and how the West and the US might facilitate political change in Iran. The context for his discussion will be the nuclear agreement and the foreign policy of the Obama and Trump Administrations with respect to Iran.
More details on speaker, location, and maps for parking or metro available here.
Location: 1620 L St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
RSVP Required here. N.B.: Daniel Morgan Graduate School Reserves the Right To Refuse Entry and may ask for identification.
Attire: Business or Business Casual
Direct questions to Frank Fletcher, Director of lectures & Seminars by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that you must RSVP to attend this event. Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security reserves the right to refuse entry.
Saturday, 15 September 2018, 2 p.m. - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts CIA Official David Shedd speaking on "Intelligence Challenges in a Volatile World."
Former CIA official, David Shedd, who has an extensive career with senior positions in the CIA, the National Security Council, the Office of the Director on National Intelligence, and the Defense Intelligence Agency holds talk on modern threats, will discuss "Intelligence Challenges in a Volatile World."
He will examine the changing nature of threats to the U.S. in light of the enhanced capabilities available to our adversaries including technological advances, cyber warfare, biometrics, and chemical and biological information available on the web. A question period will follow the presentation.
This is the first meeting of the 2018-19 season for the Maine AFIO Chapter.
Location: Brick Store Museum Program Center, 4 Dane St., Kennebunk, ME 04043; Google maps link.
No registration is required. There is no cost to attend. Meeting is open to the public.
Saturday 15 September 2018, Noon - Melbourne, FL - The AFIO Florida Space Coast Chapter hosts Greg Donovan and Renee Purden on "TSA, FAA, Intelligence and Other Security and Preparedness Matters"
The AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hosts Greg Donovan, AAE, Executive Director of Orlando Melbourne International Airport and Renee Purden, Director of Public Safety and Chief of Orlando Melbourne International Airport Police Force.
Director Donovan and Chief Purden will address such topics as: the local management and police/security relationships and coordination with the federal Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration; the usefulness on our local scene of national and international intelligence reports and the Domestic Outreach Plan for the federal information sharing program; security in the General Aviation sector; and, the airport's emergency preparedness plans for catastrophic events.
Event location: Suntree Country Club, One Country Club Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940.
To register, or for more information, please contact FSC Chapter President at email@example.com.
Thursday, 20 September 2018, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts Dwight Haverkorn, presenting "The Frank Lewis/Dale Jones Gang - 1918"
Gangs and killings of police officers seem very 21st Century, but just look back a hundred years ago. The Frank Lewis/Dale Jones gang were teenagers when they started terrorizing the West. In a five-year period, the gang was responsible for the deaths of 9 police officers. With the beginning of WWI in Europe, the gang began stealing copper wire, tires, cars, robbing banks, robbing individuals, robbing jewelry stores, hauling moonshine, and were involved in numerous gun battles. Friday the 13th, 1918, three members of the gang arrived in Colorado Springs driving a stolen Marmon car. Dale Jones, his wife Margie and Roscoe Lancaster (Kansas City Blackie) pulled into a gas station on the N/E corner of Colorado and Nevada avenues. The station operator recognized the car and the members from a flyer sent out by the Pinkerton National Detective Agency and called the police. Officers soon arrived and a gun battle ensued. The Chief of Detectives John Rowan was killed and a detective critically wounded. The gang members were able to escape to Denver and then scatter around the West, ending their reign of terror in November of 1918.
Dwight Haverkorn is a Colorado Springs native, who joined the Colorado Springs Police Department in 1968, after 3 years as a computer operator at NORAD. After his 20 years at CSPD he moved to the City Attorney's office as an investigator until his retirement in 2003.
During his years at CSPD and the Attorney's office he became interested in local history. Since 1998 he compiled a set of notebooks of homicides of the Pikes Peak Region. This work in progress is on file in the Special Collections area of Penrose Library (1872 to present). He is also compiling a history of the Colorado Springs Police Department from 1872 to the present.
He is a volunteer at the Special Collections at Penrose Public Library, a volunteer historian for the Colorado Springs Police Department, a faculty member of PILLAR and President & Historian of the El Paso County Pioneers Association. Over the last 3 years he has provided research for the Discovery ID channel.
He graduated from Palmer High School and Regis College and is married with three grown children and three grandchildren.
For more details, please contact Tom VanWormer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, 24 September 2018, 5:30 - 8 pm - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter hosts Elizabeth Peek on "Tariffs and the threat of tariffs and a strong US economy are America's best weapons in confronting our adversaries."
SPEAKER: Elizabeth ('Liz") Peek - Well-known writer and columnist for the bipartisan The Fiscal Times and the The Hill among other publications covering economics, finance, and politics.
TOPIC: Tariffs and the threat of tariffs and a strong US economy are America's best weapons in confronting our adversaries. The
talk will focus on Iran and China in particular.
TIME: Meeting starts 6:00 PM. Registration starts 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Society of Illustrators building: 128 East 63rd Street Between Lexington Ave and Park Ave in Manhattan.
COST: $50/person. Cash or check payable at the door only.
Full dinner and cash bar.
REGISTRATION: Strongly recommended. not required. Phone Jerry Goodwin 1-646-717-3776 or Email: email@example.com.
Wednesday 26 September 2018 5:15 - 6:15 pm - Washington, DC - "Debating the Military-Industrial Complex: A Cost-Benefit Analysis" by Drs. James Carafano and Christopher Preble at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School
The Daniel Morgan Graduate School Chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society is hosting a panel on "Debating the Military-Industrial Complex: A Cost-Benefit Analysis."
Much time is spent in the defense and national security community debating the efficacy of certain policies, what amount of military spending is adequate, and which global conflicts directly impinge on US national security. But how often do those in government, the military, and defense contractors ask: is it all worth it? Does the United States military-industrial complex and our huge expenditure on the armed forces make us a safer, freer, more prosperous society on balance? Please join us for this discussion, hosted by the Alexander Hamilton Society, featuring two of the nation's preeminent scholars on national security. Refreshments will be provided.
Speakers: Dr James Carafano - DMGS Board of Advisors and Adjunct Professor; Dr. Christopher Preble - Hamilton Scholar, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute. Moderator – Mr. Cameron Keyani, President of the DMGS Chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society
Where: 1620 L St NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20036
RSVP Required, Daniel Morgan Graduate School Reserves the Right to Refuse Entry and may ask for government issued identification.
Attire: Business or Business Casual.
No cost to attend.
For more information or to RSVP do so here.
Qs? Direct questions to Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures & Seminars at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that you must RSVP to attend this event...see link above.
10 October 2018, 6 - 9 p.m. - Washington, DC - "Mother, Daughter, Sister, Spy" Program at the International Spy Museum
The museum event -- "Mother, Daughter, Sister, Spy" -- features Dayna Baer, Carol Rollie Flynn, Carmen Middleton, Jonna Mendez, and Jill Singer.
Dayna Baer is a former Protective Officer in CIA's Directorate of Operations. Carol Rollie Flynn is a former Chief of Station and Senior CIA Executive, and Managing Principal at Singa Consulting, as well as Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She is Advisory Board Member for the museum. Jonna Hiestand Mendez is the former Chief of Disguise in the CIA's Office of Technical Service and a founding member of the museum. Carmen Middleton is the current Deputy Executive Director of the CIA, and Founder & President of Common Table Consulting. Jill Singer, who will be moderator for this event, is the Vice President, National Security for AT&T Global Public Sector and SPY's Board Member.
Tickets range from $69 per seat to $15,000.
RSVP by 28 September 2018. Space is limited. RSVP or explore your seating options here.
Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 12:15 - 1:45 pm - Austin, TX - "Evolution of Biodefense Policy" - the topic of Dr. Robert Kadlec, Asst Sec for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at HHS at this Intelligence Studies Project at the UT-Austin
The Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas-Austin, with the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law, and the Clements Center for National Security are hosting a program at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122, featuring Dr. Robert Kadlec, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to give a talk on the "Evolution of Biodefense Policy." The talk is part of the Strauss Center's Brumley Speaker Series.
Dr. Kadlec spent more than 20 years as a career officer and physician in the United States Air Force before retiring as a Colonel. Over the course of his career, he has held senior positions in the White House, the U.S. Senate, and the Department of Defense. Most recently, he served as the Deputy Staff Director to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Dr. Kadlec previously served as staff director for Senator Richard Burr's subcommittee on bioterrorism and public health in the 109th Congress. In that capacity, he was instrumental in drafting the Pandemic and All-Hazard Preparedness Bill which was signed into law to improve the nation's public health and medical preparedness and response capabilities for emergencies, whether deliberate, accidental, or natural.
For more information or to attend, visit this site.
The event is being held at Sid Richardson Hall, 3.122, the LBJ Center at 2315 Red River St, Austin, TX 78712; (512) 471-6267; email@example.com.
17 October 2018, 9 am - 3 pm - Laurel, MD - NCMF 20th General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium
"CRACK THE SKY, SHAKE THE EARTH" ― This was the
message to North Vietnamese forces that they were "about to
inaugurate the greatest battle in the history of our country."
Will provide accounts of surprise attacks on U.S. and ARVN forces
during Vietnam War.
At this year's NCMF General Membership Meeting & Annual
Symposium, the featured panel discussions and other
program-related presentations will be focused on the 50th
Anniversary of the Tet Offensive. Learn more about the panel
discussions below. The annual meeting will include updates about
the Foundation, Museum, and New Museum Project. Dr. Thomas R. Johnson, former NSA and CIA historian and author of the book American Cryptology During the Cold War 1945-1989: The Complete Declassified Official Four-Volume History of the NSA will lead off the morning session with a remarkable inside look at his six-year challenge as an NSA historian to write this authoritative work on the success and failures of the NSA cryptology effort during the Cold War era. His work is written with candor and sometimes wry humor that is a refreshing departure from traditional U.S. government histories. Three volumes were declassified and released to the public by NSA beginning in 2014 in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act. Following the release of the fourth volume, the unauthorized publication of the redacted history was offered for sale in March 2017 as an illustrated, well-organized paperback with redactions moved to the margins for a fast-paced, fascinating read. Dr. Johnson is a seasoned speaker and you won't want to miss his entertaining presentation. A limited supply of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
NSA Panel: Center for Cryptologic History Seminar on the Tet Offensive: During the afternoon session, a distinguished panel of NSA historians and former NSA field personnel who were assigned to the NSA Watch Center in Saigon at the time of the 1968 Tet Offensive will give their firsthand accounts of the series of coordinated surprise attacks on U.S. and ARVN forces that is now considered by many to be the turning point of the Vietnam War. Panelists: Dr. David Hatch, Mr. Greg Nedved, Mr. Thomas Fogarty, Mr. Jack Barrett, and Mr. Cassian (Cash) O'Rourke.
CIA Panel: A Fifty-Year Perspective: During the morning session, a distinguished panel of CIA historians will provide their perspective on the CIA and the wars in Southeast Asia. Also, CIA Chief Historian Dr. David Robarge will provide a comparison between the Vietnam War and today's war in Afghanistan. Panelists: Dr. David Robarge, Mr. Gary Keeley, Mr. Randy Burkett, and Dr. Clayton Laurie.
Film Clip: Panel discussions will be
preceded by a 1968 film clip featuring Walter Cronkite and his
proclamation to the American public that the Vietnam War was
"unwinnable." This statement and his trip to Vietnam in February
1968 are viewed by many to have begun the erosion of public
support for the U.S. war effort in Vietnam.
More information on symposium and updates.
Location: JHU/AP Kossiakoff Center, 11100 John Hopkins Rd, Laurel, MD 20723-6099
Fee: $25 members; $50 Guests. Guest fee includes 1 yr NCMF membership). Fees include breakfast (8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.) and lunch (Noon - 1:00 p.m.).Registration Deadline is 12 October, 2018
Register: Online registration.
If paying by check or credit card mail send to: NCMF, PO Box 1682, Ft. Meade, MD 20755
Directions: Kossiakoff Center location here. Parking for the Kossiakoff Center is here. More information on JHUAP.
Saturday, 20 October 2018, 10am - 3pm - Dedham, MA - AFIO New England hosts Membership Business Meeting, Speaker, and Discussions
The AFIONE meeting schedule is as follows: Registration & Gathering, 1000 ― 1030; Membership meeting 1030 ― 1045; Morning Discussion Session 1045 to 1200; Luncheon at 1200 - 1300. The Morning session will be open discussion. Our afternoon speaker will be from 1300 ― 1430 with adjournment by 1500. The Morning session will cover various business-related items, general discussion regarding recent events of interest to the membership and a presentation by one of our members.
The afternoon speaker is Stephen F. Knott a professor of national security affairs at the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Prior to accepting his position at the War College, Knott co-chaired the Presidential Oral History Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. His books include Secret and Sanctioned: Covert Operations and the American Presidency; and Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America. He has written numerous essays on the use of covert operations and intelligence gathering by early American presidents, and on the topic of congressional oversight of the intelligence community. Stephen will present "As American as Apple Pie: Clandestine Operations and the American Experience"
LOCATION: The AFIONE chapter meeting will be held at the MIT Endicott House in Dedham Mass. The web site is: https://mitendicotthouse.org/. Address is: 80 Haven Street, Dedham, MA 02026. Should you elect to stay at the Endicott House, Mike Assad has arranged a room rate of $140.00. Please mention AFIO/NE and Mike Assad when you make your reservation.
For additional information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations are $25.00 per person. Emails regarding your plans to attend will be accepted if you are late meeting the deadline. These must be sent to Sarah Moore no later than 7 days prior to the event. Paid in advance the cost of the luncheon is $25 per person. Emails regarding your plans to attend will be accepted if you are late meeting the deadline. These must be sent to Mr. Arthur Harvey at email@example.com no later than 7 days prior to the event. Reservation deadline is 17 October 2018.
Mail name of attendee and any guests to: AFIO/NE, Sarah Moore, PO Box 1203, Orange, CT 06477.
Saturday, 20 October 2018, 2 p.m. - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine hears from Ana Rosa Quintana on "The Crisis in Venezuela and President Maduro's Rise to Power."
The crisis in Venezuela and its impact on US policy will be examined by a Heritage Foundation Latin America expert at this open AFIO/public discussion.
Ana Rosa Quintana, the foundation's leading expert on Latin America, has authored numerous policy studies of Cuba, Venezuela, and Central America. In addition to writing policy papers, Quintana's articles have appeared in Real Clear World, The National Interest, and The Federalist, among others. Prior to joining Heritage, she held positions at the Defense Intelligence Agency and at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where she worked on civilian-military cooperation.
She will discuss Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's rise to power, whch critics say has turned Venezuela into a failing dictatorship, and why U.S. leadership and regional cooperation is needed to reverse Venezuela's imminent collapse.
The AFIO meeting is open to the public, and begins at 2 p.m. at the Program Center of the Brick Store Museum, 4 Dane St., Kennebunk. A question period will follow the presentation.
26 October 2018 - Arlington, VA - NIP 2018 Annual General Membership/Board Meeting and Fall Luncheon- Note new speaker!
Registration is now open for the 2018 NIP [Naval Intelligence Professionals] Fall Luncheon being held at the stately Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA.
The honored guest speaker will be New Guest Speaker: RADM Bob Sharp Commander, Office of Naval Intelligence.
Agenda: 1000 - NIP Annual General Membership and Board of Directors Meeting;
1100-1200 - No-Host Social;
1200 -1300- Luncheon;
1230-1300 - VADM Matt Kohler - Guest Speaker.
Location: Army Navy Country Club (ANCC), Arlington, VA which is near Suitland and minutes from the Pentagon. The club has spectacular views of the Capitol and abundant free valet parking.
Registration: Registration is via an online system for payments by credit card. To register do so here.
To register by check or via mail, send check to: NIP, PO Box 11579, Burke, VA 22009 to arrive no later than 19 Oct. Remember to include your menu entree selection - Salmon or Chicken or Vegetarian.
No Walk-ups allowed. All reservations are due by COB 19 October 2018. Nonmembers of NIP are welcome to attend.
Friday, 2 November 2018, 10 am - 2 pm - Tysons, VA - AFIO National Winter Luncheon features Ambassador Prudence Bushnell and authors Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall
First notice AFIO's Fall Luncheon Friday, 2 November 2018. Ambassador Prudence Bushnell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, U.S. Ambassador to Kenya and Guatemala, and Dean of the Leadership and Management School at the Foreign Service Institute, will discuss Terrorism, Betrayal, and Resilience — My Story of the 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings
Authors Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall will discuss Best of Enemies: The Last Great Spy Story of the Cold War Of this book, being released at the event, early reviewers have said: "... crucial for anyone who wants to understand espionage or the Cold War."— James Grady, author of Six Days of the Condor
"If John le Carré wrote nonfiction and was a great reporter, BEST OF ENEMIES would be the result."—Laurence Leamer, author
"... how an American CIA agent and a Russian KGB agent wound up on the same side. You have to read it to believe it."—Tom Brokaw
Former KGB Officer Gennady Vasilenko, and Michelle "Mox" Platt, daughter of the late CIA Operations Officer Jack Platt, will be in attendance.
Badge pick-up starts at 10 a.m. First speaker is Ambassador Bushnell, at 11 a.m. Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall speak at 1 p.m.
Event Location: DoubleTree-Hilton, Tysons Corner, VA [formerly the Crowne Plaza], at 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22102. Directions are here.
Saturday 3 November 2018, 11 am - 3 pm - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter hosts Ronald Joseph MD on "Navy Seal: Charles Keating IV"
This North Florida Chapter luncheon features guest speaker: Ronald Joseph, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and renowned Olympic athlete, will discuss "Navy Seals; in particular, his Stepson Charles Keating IV."
When a team of less than a dozen U.S. military advisers came under attack in Iraq from more than 100 ISIS fighters, Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV was part of the force sent in to rescue them. All the advisers made it back. Keating, a decorated combat veteran and star athlete who decided to enlist after the 9/11 attacks, did not. Keating "was struck by direct fire, and although he was medevaced within the all-important golden hour, his wounds were too great. No other coalition or American forces were injured, though both medevac helicopters were
damaged by small arms fire."
Dr. Joseph's wife, Krista Keating-Joseph, is the mother of Charles Keating IV, the Navy Seal who died in combat. She will have her books about her son available to purchase and be individually inscribed to you or for others.
This event is just 8 days from the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War (WWI) and the beginning of Veterans' Day events. Please feel free to invite Navy Seals you know. This is going to be quite patriotic.
Place: Orange Park Country Club, 2525 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL 32073. Directions here.
RSVP to Ken Meyer here
Cost: $30 per person
After your RSVP has been received and acknowledged, pay by check to be received no later than Friday, 19 October. Make check payable to Ken Meyer who will then pay club directly. Payment must be received no later than 7 days prior to event by OPCC. Late RSVPs cannot be accepted. You will receive Mr. Meyer's mailing address for sending your check after your have emailed him your RSVP ( here ) and he has verified your registration.
Tuesday, 6 November 2018 3 - 4 pm - Washington, DC - "The Post-Caliphate Islamic State: Reflections on Counterterrorism During the First Year of the Trump Administration" by Christopher Costa, Exec Dir International Spy Museum speaking at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security
Christopher P. Costa, Colonel, US Army (Retired), Executive Director, The International Spy Museum, addresses the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security on "The Post-Caliphate Islamic State: Reflections on Counterterrorism During the First Year of the Trump Administration."
Colonel Costa will set the scene for how the terrorist threat has manifested over the past year or more, the demise of the physical caliphate - the complexities of the fight in the milieu that is Syria - and what the threat might look like in the future. He will consider the terrorist threat from the Maghreb to the Philippines and will discuss what a successful counterterrorism strategy would look like, what are the greatest concerns going forward, such as foreign terrorist fighters, the threat and vulnerabilities to civil aviation and mass transit.
Where: Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, 1620 L St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
Direct questions to Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures & Seminars by email to, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that you must RSVP to attend this event.
Daniel Morgan Graduate School Reserves The Right To Refuse Entry
Appropriate Attire Is Business or Business Casual
6 November 2018, 5 - 8 pm - Reston, VA - NMIF hosts James Clapper discussing his book "Facts and Fears."
The National Military Intelligence Foundation hosts the Hon. James R. Clapper discussing his book "Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence." He will also be signing copies of the book.
Cost: $30/pp; $15/student. Fee includes light hors d'oeuvres.
Location: 11091 Sunset Hills Rd, Ste 200, Reston, VA 20190. Directions are here.
14 November 2018, noon - Alexandria, VA - Remembrance Luncheon for Bill Bailey, past president of Rotary Club of Annandale
The Rotary Club of Annandale Virginia (BXRC for Bailey's Crossroads) is hosting a remembrance luncheon for their former president, William Benteen Bailey, a former lawyer and naval officer. Bailey also served in the 1990s as a legal advisor for AFIO.
His widow, Alice, and possibly his children Alicia and Bruce, will be in attendance. Bill died of a stroke on 25 Sep 2018 at his home in Annandale, VA.
Location: Clyde's at Mark Center www.clydes.com 1700 N Beauregard St, Alexandria, VA 22311. Clyde's will present a single check that be divided among attendees. RSVP needed to Tina at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 11:30 AM - Albuquerque, NM - AFIO New Mexico Chapter hosts Robert Hull on "The Anthrax Letters."
SPEAKER: Mr. Robert Hull, Los Alamos Technical Associates Inc., will present an updated talk given several years ago, on the Anthrax Letters, including his interview with Bruce Ivins before he was ultimately determined to be the culprit and committed suicide. A question period will follow the presentation.
Location of event: "The Egg & I" restaurant on Menaul just east of Louisiana, next door to Chili's,
6909 Menaul Boulevard Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505) 888-3447
Fee to attend: Free.
11 am (Arrive, Order Lunch - available at separate cost), 11:30 am (Call To Order), 1 pm (Adjourn)
Our meetings are normally open to present and former members of Federal, Military (uniformed and civilian), State and Local Agencies and selective others who support the Intelligence Community.
If you desire further information, please contact one of the following: Sam Shaw - Phone: 505-379-3963 e-mail: President@afionm.org;
Tom Dyble - Phone: 505-299-3242 e-mail: Vice-President@afionm.org..
Thursday, 15 November 2018, 11:30 AM – Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts Nancy Charles-Parker, discussing "What's a Nice Person like You Doing in a Place like This?"
The experiences our speaker will share in November emanate from her work in U.S. embassies in 13 countries in South Africa, Central Asia, South and Central America, Europe, the Arabian Gulf and East Asia. Our speaker has asked that we invite students who may want to enter an international career. Please invite those in your circles who may be interested to attend.
Nancy Charles-Parker has an MA from Columbia University, where she was an administrator prior to moving to Spain to teach. Born into a long line of pacifist conscientious objectors, Nancy ironically found her first government job with the U.S. Air Force. After course work at Yale, she joined an agency known by its initials and was an operations officer and economic reporter in U.S. embassies in Asia, Latin America, and Europe for 13 years. Although she entered with working knowledge of Spanish and French, she found herself using Mandarin Chinese after training in Taiwan. Her responsibilities were to recruit and debrief people willing to share sensitive information in a discreet way with the U.S. government. In addition to being posted on every continent except Australia and Antarctica, she traveled to an additional 20 countries as part of her energy and infrastructure portfolios and while heading a worldwide collection program out of Washington DC.
Nancy finished her 33 year government career with the Foreign Commercial Service by promoting U.S. exports in the Arabian Gulf. She was the first woman to serve as Commercial Counselor in the UAE and in Saudi Arabia, the latter during a time of Al Queda terrorism against the U.S. Largest success of her Gulf commercial team was a $3 billion sale of U.S. airplane engines to Emirates Airlines. This large sale and the Saudi successes helped her gain promotion into the Sr. Foreign Service, an SES equivalent. Her most interesting "war stories" stem from Saudi Arabia, where businessmen and government officials generally treated her like an "honorary man."
Since leaving government service, Nancy travels 3 months a year, visiting faith-based development and micro-finance projects that she supports in Vietnam, Guatemala, Nepal, the former Soviet Union, and the Middle East. She especially enjoys speaking with people under 35 about careers abroad and in the Foreign Service.
Please contact Tom VanWormer at email@example.com for more information.
16 November 2018, 8am - 5pm - Washington, DC - "CARVERCON2018: Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment" hosted by Security Management International
This one-day event will cover a range of topics related to protecting critical infrastructure and key resources, utilizing the world-famous CARVER Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology as a foundation for discussion. The latest innovations in assessment technology, recent case studies, and best practices for identifying and minimizing security threats will all be addressed. Featured speakers include retired CIA officer and the "Godfather of CARVER," Leo Labaj, Dr. Jenni Hesterman, Major General Edward Leacock, Chuck Brooks, plus many more. This is literally a first of its kind. An amazing opportunity to learn from and network with security professionals – from both the public and private sectors – who specialize in the CARVER methodology and are responsible for protecting their organization's valuable assets from would-be aggressors.
CARVER is a nationally recognized target analysis and vulnerability assessment methodology used extensively by the military, intelligence and law enforcement community. While numerous other vulnerability assessments have emerged and gone by the wayside, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security officially recognized CARVER as the preferred methodology for securing critical infrastructure. The CARVER methodology is both a defensive and offensive tool: it can assess and analyze risk based on a wide variety of threats and adversaries, as well analyze potential enemy targets to ensure maximum impact.
CARVER allows complex data to be synthesized into usable information by integrating the analysis and examination of assets, threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures surrounding a specific facility. Its applications are numerous, from physical security and counter-intelligence, to cyber security. It plays an essential role in the protection of critical infrastructure and safety by determining the likelihood of an adversary successfully exploiting a system or an asset's vulnerabilities. It is a time-tested vulnerability assessment methodology that balances efficiency with reliability. What separates the CARVER method from other methodologies is the fact that it offers both a qualitative and quantitative analysis of its findings. This is particularly useful to the security practitioner to help clarify thinking, assist with decision-making, and to provide reasoning for budgets and resource allocations.
Speakers: Luke Bencie, Leo Labaj, Jerry Savnik, Chuck Brooks, Dr. Jenni Hesterman, Maj Gen Edward Leacock USA, and James Maxwell.
Location: The event will be at the Washington Marriott Metro Center with a continental breakfast, lunch, and light fare in the afternoon.
Event includes: Book Launch & Signing of Leo Labaj's and Luke Bencie's new book: The CARVER Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology: A Practical Guide for Evaluating Security Vulnerabilities.
Full details and registration here.
17 November 2018, 2 p.m. - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter
hears from Craig Osth, former CIA Ops Officer, on "Strategic Transparency."
The AFIO Maine meeting features Craig Peters Osth, who served in CIA for 35 years as a clandestine service officer. He will discuss "Strategic Transparency: We Can See Right Through Our Enemies."
Osth served as a CIA Case Officer in seven Chief of Station positions in five regions of the world including the Middle East, South Asia, Latin America, Europe, and North America. His talk will cover how U.S. intelligence works with military, law enforcement, and international partners to protect and advance our national security interests around the world.
He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and continued his education with four years of graduate study in Spain. His first espionage thriller novel, Preemptive Retribution, is expected to become available later this year.
The chapter meeting is open to the public and begins at 2 p.m. at the Program Center of the Brick Store Museum, 4 Dane St., Kennebunk, ME.
A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
Saturday, 17 November 2018, 5 - 10 pm - McLean, VA - 13th Annual GEOGala by USGIF
The USGIF [US Geospatial-Intelligence Foundation) is proud to bring together more than 500 leaders from across the Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security Communities with USGIF Organizational Members, Individual Members, Foundation partners and their guests.
The USGIF black-tie GEOGala celebrates the dedication and support of the GEOINT Community to the tradecraft and our national security mission.
Location: Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, VA 22102. Attire: Black Tie/Formal Dress.
If you plan to register more than 4 people, you will need to download and submit the paper application.
Registration: Individual Seats are $250* - USGIF Individual Member; $295 - Non-member
Young Professional Seats are $225* - USGIF Individual Member; $270 - Non-member
Registration ends at noon on 17 Nov 2018.
19 November 2018, 4:45 - 9 pm - Washington, DC - DMGS hosts panel on "USA-Georgia-Azerbaijan: Global and Regional Perspectives of Trilateral Cooperation.
Strategic Link for Energy and Trade between Europe and Asia, panel featuring David Bakradze, Dr. Yuval Weber, Edward Lemon, Elin Suleymanov, Georgia, Global and Regional Perspectives of Trilateral Cooperation, Mamuka Tsereteli, Orkhan Zeynalov, Yuval Weber.
The USA – Georgia – Azerbaijan: Global and Regional Perspectives of Trilateral Cooperation
4 - 4:30 pm – Registration of guests; 4:45 - 5 pm – Welcome speech of DMGS President Mr. Christopher Croft; 5 - 6:10 pm. Panel 1: South Caucasus at the Crossroads: Challenges to Regional Stability- Speaker: H.E Mr. Elin Suleymanov, the Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the US; H.E Mr. David Bakradze, the Ambassador of the Republic of Georgia to the US; Moderator: Dr. Yuval Weber (Daniel Morgan Graduate School). 6:10 - 6: 25 pm – Q&A Session; 6:30 - 7:45 pm. Panel 2: Azerbaijan – Georgia: A Strategic Link for Energy and Trade between Europe and Asia
Speaker: Mr. Orkhan Zeynalov, Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the US; Mr. Mamuka Tsereteli, Senior Fellow with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center, based in Washington DC. Moderator: Dr. Edward Lemon (Daniel Morgan Graduate School)
7:45 - 8 pm – Q&A Session; 8 pm - Reception
RSVP is required and guests must check in prior to entering the event. Guests may be asked to present government issued identification.
Venue: Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, 1620 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security reserves the right to refuse entry.
Proper attire is required: Business
Please note that registration commences at 4 pm
More information and to register do so here.
Saturday, 24 November 2018 11:30 a.m. - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hosts JJ Justice of "Rolling Thunder," discussing role of that influential Veteran-supporting organization
The AFIO Florida Satellite chapter presents a double-barreled meeting. Guest Speaker James (JJ) Justice, president of Rolling Thunder Florida Chapter One, will discuss the role of his organization in educating the public about the hidden reality that many American Prisoners of War were left behind after all previous wars, to correct the past, and to protect future Veterans from being left behind should they become POWs or Missing In Action. Rolling Thunder is also committed to helping American Veterans and their families from all wars.
A second highlight of this meeting will be the Grand Airline Ticket Raffle of two round trip tickets on American Airlines from Orlando Melbourne International Airport to any domestic destination in the contiguous United States. Raffle tickets will be available only at the 24 November meeting. Sure...like the rest of us, you missed out winning last week's Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries. Well, opportunity is knocking. Here's your chance to win one! Attend this meeting and participate in a contest giving you far better odds.
Location: Suntree Country Club, One Country Club Dr, Melbourne, FL 32940
Registration: deadline to register is 15 November. Paid, advance registration is required for attendance. For further information, or to register, contact Treasurer Rhonda Rhoads at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 321-626-4465. Mail her at Rhonda Rhoads, PO Box 410158, Melbourne, FL 32941.
EVENT BELOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED: Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 5 - 6 pm - Washington, DC - DMGS hears Amédée Prouvost on "How The World Bank Manages Risk."
How The World Bank Manages Risk will be the presentation by Amédée Prouvost, Director, Operational Risk (CROOR) World Bank Group Risk Officer Vice President
Mr. Provoust will discuss how the World Bank manages risk to include non-financial risk.
Where: Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, 1620 L St NW Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
Dress Code is Business or Business Casual
RSVP is required and guests must check in prior to entering the event. DMGS Reserves the Right to Refuse entry and May Ask for Government Issued Identification.
EVENT CANCELLED: Qs?: Direct Qs to Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures & Seminars, at email@example.com.
Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 6 - 10:30 pm - Washington, DC - International Spy Museum's Annual "William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner" honoring Adm McRaven
For your calendar. A special evening to illuminate the critical role of individuals and organizations serving the Intelligence Community, and to raise funds in support of the International Spy Museum.
The William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner will take place at The Ritz Carlton Hotel. More than 600 attendees are anticipated and will recognize the men and women who have served in the field of National Security with integrity and distinction. This annual tribute dinner is given by the International Spy Museum to an individual who has embodied the values of Judge William H. Webster. This year's honoree is a patriot for whom love of country has been his guiding principle: Admiral William H. McRaven, former US Special Operations Commander, former Joint Special Operations Commander, and Chancellor of The University of Texas System.
Schedule: 6 pm - VIP Reception; 6:30 pm - Cocktail Reception; 7:30 - 9 pm - Dinner & Awards; 9 - 10:30 pm - Dessert Reception.
Location: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037. **Please note: this event is closed to Media**
Tickets Available Now: Prices range from $100,000 to a single seat for $495. Funds raised at this tribute dinner will support artifact preservation, educational programming, research, exhibits, and accessibility programs for underserved communities at the International Spy Museum. To purchase tickets now, do so here. To learn more about this annual dinner, it is available here.
Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. - Washington, DC - Trouble in the Kingdom: An Appraisal of the US-Saudi Relationship with Brian Weidner and Michael Doran at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security
Trouble in the Kingdom: An Appraisal of the US-Saudi Relationship with Brian Weidner and Michael Doran.
Attend this DMGS discussion of the long and complicated relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia led by two preeminent national security experts. Recent developments such as the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which President Trump has called the "worst coverup ever" have brought more attention than ever to the US-Saudi relationship. The relationship has often been characterized as transactional, rather than an alliance of shared values. Are the deliverables of this transaction worth their cost? Sign up for a timely discussion on US-Saudi relations in keeping with Daniel Morgan Graduate School's goal of hosting speakers who can help prepare the next generation of leaders, scholars, and practitioners to develop actionable solutions to global and domestic security challenges.
Brian Weidner is an Adjunct Professor of Intelligence at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security. In his over 30 year career in law enforcement and national security, he has served in the United States Army, the FBI, and the Defense Intelligence Agency. He has taught at the FBI training academy in Quantico, and has appeared as a counterterrorism expert on Fox News.
Michael Doran is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute. He specializes in Middle East security issues. In the administration of President George W. Bush, Doran served in the White House as a Senior Director on the National Security Council, where he was responsible for helping to devise and coordinate United States strategies on a variety of Middle East issues, including Arab-Israeli relations and U.S. efforts to contain Iran and Syria.He also served in the Bush administration as a senior advisor in the State Department and a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon. Before coming to Hudson, Mr. Doran was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has also held teaching positions at NYU, Princeton, and the University of Central Florida. His latest book, Ike's Gamble, was published by Free Press in 2016.
RSVP Required; Daniel Morgan Graduate reserves the right to refuse entry and may ask for government issued identification.
Dress code is business or business casual.
The views and opinions expressed in the lecture series do not necessarily reflect the official position of Daniel Morgan Graduate School, its administration, faculty, or students.
Where: Daniel Morgan Graduate School, 1620 L St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC. 20036; Cost: Free.
RSVP is required and guests must check in prior to entering the event. DMGS Reserves the Right to Refuse entry and May Ask for Government Issued Identification.
RSVP and more information on event is here.
Qs?: Direct Qs to Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures & Seminars, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, 30 November 2018, 8 am - 5:15 pm - Austin, TX - Texas National Security Forum, "The Return of Great Power Competition."
This year's forum, "The Rise of Great Power Competition" will feature a keynote panel with Senator Richard Burr, Senator Mark Warner, and Senator John Cornyn of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as a keynote address by Senator Ben Sasse of the Armed Services Committee. Panels will feature experts on global threats, strategies and tactics, Russia, China, and world order. The full agenda can be viewed here.
Of interest to AFIO Members:
SESSION II. Keynote Conversation on the SSCI Investigation into Russian Active Measures.
Introduction by President Gregory Fenves, The University of Texas at Austin
Senator Richard Burr, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Senator Mark Warner, Vice Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Senator John Cornyn, Member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Moderator: Stephen Slick, Director of the Intelligence Studies Project
Keynote Address by Senator Ben Sasse, Member of the Armed Services Committee
Introduction by Admiral Bob Inman, Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs
SESSION III. A Special Conversation on Global Threats...see agenda here.
Location: Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, The University of Texas at Austin
NOTE: Registration is required to attend the Texas National Security Forum. Registration does not ensure admittance. Please arrive early to secure your seat.
An overflow room will be available when max capacity is reached. If you register for a UT student ticket, you must bring your UT student ID to be admitted.
Registration is now open. The event is free and open to the public, however, advance registration is required to attend each session.
Monday, 3 December 2018, 5:30 - 8 pm - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter hosts David Hunt, CIA Operations Officer on "From Russia with Love: Assassinations from the 16th to 21st Century."
David Hunt, a CIA 32 Years of Distinguished Service with
field assignments in Italy, Vietnam, Somalia, Norway, France and
New York City, Station Chief in Somalia and New York. Expertise on
old Soviet Union. Currently Chairman of Charles Pratt and Company
in New York.
TOPIC: From Russia with Love. Assassinations are a continuum from the
16th century. David will provide depth and continuity to the 4 March 2018
assassination attempt on Sergei Skripal in England.
LOCATION: Society of Illustrators building: 128 East 63rd Street
Between Lexington Ave and Park Ave in Manhattan.
TIME: Meeting starts 6:00 PM. Registration starts 5:30 PM
COST: $50/person. Cash or check payable at the door only.
REGISTRATION: Strongly recommended, not required. Phone
Jerry Goodwin 1-646-717-3776 or Email email@example.com.
EVENT CANCELED - 7 December 2018 (Friday), 6pm - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO San Francisco Chapter hosts Dr. William H. Overholt on "China's Crisis of Success"
EVENT CANCELED - Speaker: Dr. William H. Overholt, President of Fung Global Institute; Senior Research Fellow at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Principal of AsiaStrat, LLC., discusses "China's Crisis of Success."
Location: San Francisco War Memorial Building, 405 Van Ness Avenue, Lecture Hall 210, San Francisco, CA.
RSVP: Eventbrite Registration is no longer available since event has been canceled.
Please note: all proceeds from this meeting will be donated to the Veteran's Success Center (VSC), a non-profit dedicated to finding employment for veterans.
Contact Mariko Kawaguchi, Board Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Friday, 7 December 2018, 11 a.m. to noon - Washington, DC - DMGS hears "All Quiet on the Eastern Front: War in Ukraine from 2015-18" by Tomasz Grzywaczewski
All Quiet on the Eastern Front: War in Ukraine from 2015 to 2018 is the presentation at Daniel Morgan GS by Tomasz Grzywaczewski.
The conflict which erupted in eastern Ukraine lingers on. Officially it is peace, but when the night falls, gunfire starts again. On and on again. In the pain and suffering of the war, new unrecognized states are born near Donetsk and Lugansk.
Since 2015 Tomasz Grzywaczewski, journalist from Poland, has been covering the different stages of the war in Donbas. From the fierce fights in 2015, to the obscure for the modern notion of warfare, trench war in 2018, he has been gathering the testimonies of people entangled in this never-ending conflict, stimulated by the re-emerging Russian empire. This is a story of how, using national feuds and historical resentments, former neighbors, friends and even family members can be drawn into bloody conflict. This is a story about how war becomes part of the human soul and causes it to rot.
When: Friday December 7, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm;
Where: 1620 L St NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20036; Cost: Free
RSVP is required and guests must check in prior to entering the event. DMGS Reserves the Right to Refuse entry and May Ask for Government Issued Identification.
RSVP and more information on event is here.
Qs?: Direct Qs to Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures & Seminars, at email@example.com.
Tuesday, 11 December 2018, noon - MacDill AFB, FL - Larry Kraus, Pasco County Sheriff's Office, discusses "Intelligence-Led Policing" at this Florida Suncoast AFIO Chapter Meeting
In a change of pace from our more typical subject matter, we are most fortunate to have as our speaker Mr. Larry Kraus, who is the Director, Intelligence-Led Policing Section of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Intelligence-led policing is a new paradigm in law enforcement, sharing a number of traits common to operations in the Intelligence Community. Criminal intelligence flows up to decision-makers at the executive level, who set priorities for enforcement and prevention, and then passes these priorities back down to lower levels of the organization for operational tasking.
Fee: luncheon fee is $20 paid by check or cash at the door. Luncheon reservations and arrangements for base access for those without military ID must be made by Tuesday, 4 December by contacting Chapter Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event location: MacDill AFB Surf's Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Boulevard, MacDill AFB, FL 33621.
Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Albuquerque, NM - AFIO New Mexico Chapter discusses "From Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War."
SPEAKER: Mr. Tom Dyble will discuss Vladimir Putin as presented in Arkady Ostrovsky's 2016 book The Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War. A question period will follow presentation.
Location: "The Egg & I" restaurant (on Menaul just east of Louisiana, next door to Chili's), 6909 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505) 888-3447
Fee to attend: Free.
Timing: 11:00 AM (Arrive, Order Lunch - available at separate cost), 11:30 AM (Call To Order), 1:00 PM (Adjourn)
Our meetings are normally open to present and former members of Federal, Military (uniformed and civilian), State and Local Agencies and selective others who support the Intelligence Community.
If you desire further information, please contact one of the following:
Sam Shaw - Phone: 505-379-3963 e-mail: President@afionm.org
Tom Dyble - Phone: 505-299-3242 e-mail: Vice-President@afionm.org
Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 6:30 pm - Las Vegas, NV - Join the Las Vegas Roger McCarthy Chapter for this Holiday Party
It is that time again and the holidays are upon us. We are pleased to announce this year's holiday party. Please join the chapter for an evening of good food, camaraderie, and a very special guest speaker.
Guests are welcome and encouraged. If you have family members or friends who may be interested in learning more about AFIO, invite them to join you for this special evening with the chapter. This is an opportunity to introduce our vibrant chapter to potential new members.
Please note that an RSVP is requested by Wednesday, 5 December 2018, to ensure there is plenty of traditional holiday food and fixings on the buffet.
Happy Holidays to everyone.
Fee: $30 per person. Guests are welcome.
Location: Los Prados Country Club, 5150 Los Prados Cir, Las Vegas, NV 89130.
RSVP by Wednesday, 5 December 2018 to email@example.com or by phone/message at 702-239-1370.
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 from 7 - 8:45 p.m. - McLean, VA - Tawfik Hamid: "The Making (and Unmaking) of a Jihadist Mind" at The Westminster Institute
Dr. Tawfik Hamid is a thinker and reformer who was at one time an Islamic extremist. While still in medical school, he was recruited as a member of al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, the most violent Jihadi group in Egypt. There he became acquainted with Dr. Ayman Al-Zawaheri, who later served as second in command to Osama bin Laden. Zawaheri is now the leader of Al-Qaeda. After being radicalized Dr. Hamid experienced an awakening of conscience, recognized the threat of Radical Islam, and started to teach modern peaceful interpretations of classical Islamic core texts.
Reception starts at 7 p.m. Hamid speaks 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.
The Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran Street, McLean, VA 22101
Questions: Contact Robert R. Reilly, Director, The Westminster Institute, 703-288-2885 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No cost to attend.
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