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Icon CalendarJanuary 2020

Monday, 6 January 2020, 11am - Washington, DC - Funeral Service for FSO Eric Neff

Eric Neff, a retired senior Foreign Service officer and WWII Navy veteran died Saturday, 14 December 2019. He was 94 years old. The cause was a stroke.
Mr. Neff was born in Paris, France, in 1925, the son of Lewis K. Neff, Jr., President and Founding Partner of a merchant banking house in Paris. He was the grandson of Dr. Lewis K. Neff of New York City. In 1939, at the outbreak of WWII the family returned to New York. Mr. Neff attended Trinity Academy in New York City and then Harvard University. He earned an AB degree in English and History. While at Harvard, in 1943 he enlisted in the Navy's V-12 Officers Training Program. He later served on a P.C. in the North Pacific Theatre attached to the Naval Air Station on Attu.
After the war, he studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. In 1949 he joined USIS and was appointed Director of the Haitian-American Institute in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. During his tenure he created Haiti's first radio program devoted to the arts and the literary review, "Conjonction." In 1951 Mr. Neff joined a Nelson Rockefeller sponsored mission under the auspices of USIS to explore establishing multinational Cultural Centers in Western Europe. Upon completion of the mission he resigned from USIS and spent a year traveling in the Middle East and South Asia. In 1953-56 he attended Oxford University (Magdalen College) where he studied Oriental Languages and in 1956 he received the BA and MA degrees. Mr. Neff joined the State Department in 1957 and served as a Foreign Service Officer until his retirement in 1985. His overseas postings included India, Afghanistan, Cyprus, Pakistan and Belgium.
After his retirement, Mr. Neff devoted himself to writing novels and poetry. He was a member of the Harvard Club of New York City. His marriage to Muriel Michalover ended in divorce. His survivors include his wife of 52 years, Nancy Noble Neff, and their daughter, Rebecca Neff Short, her husband, Matthew Eric Short, and two grandchildren, Otis Neff Short and Ginger Mabel Short.
Funeral services will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1525 H St NW, Washington DC 20005 on Monday, 6 January 2020, at 11 a.m. Directions and Parking info is here. Former colleagues are invited to attend.

Tuesday, 7 January 2020, 6-8pm  -  Washington, DC  -  Cork Wars  -  at Cork Wine Bar (through the International Spy Museum)

Next time you pop open a wine bottle take a second to consider the cork. From capping bottles to insulating fighter planes, cork had surprising significance in World War II. This evening David Taylor, author of Cork Wars, will reveal how the Nazis spied and conspired to deprive the Allies of this ingredient crucial to the defense industry. From secret missions in North Africa to OSS agents working undercover in the cork industry in Portugal, you'll be surprised by this extraordinary tale of industrial espionage and Nazi sabotage. And where better to learn the story than at Cork Wine Bar? Taylor will speak midway through a tasting of five different Portuguese wines accompanied by cheese and charcuterie as part of this unique evening celebrating a little-known, yet essential part of the World War II war effort. Pre-Registration is required. Guests must be 21 or older. Tickets for the general public: $90 per person (includes talk, wine tasting, cheese and charcuterie) / with book $110; tickets for Members: $80/ with book $100. Visit www.spymuseum.org. [Program description provided by Spy Museum]

Wednesday, 8 January 2020 from 7:30 to 8:45pm - McLean, VA - Saudi Arabia's Unpredictable Future - event by The Westminster Institute

Dr. Ali H. Alyami is a native of Saudi Arabia. He has lived in the U.S. for many years and has been an avid advocate for political reforms in Saudi Arabia most of his life. He holds a Ph.D. in Govt from Claremont Graduate University, writing his thesis on "The Impact of Modernization on the Stability of the Saudi Monarchy."

Where: The American Legion Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Rd, McLean, VA 22101
Questions: Robert R. Reilly, Director, The Westminster Institute, br@westminster-institute.org
No charge to attend. More info here. Register at this link.

Wednesday, 8 January 2020, 1130 - Albuquerque, NM - AFIO New Mexico Chapter Speaker Luncheon

AFIO Bullet SPEAKER: T.B.A. for this AFIO NM Chapter Meeting.
Location of event: "Sunnyside Up Cafe" formerly the "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: Meeting is Free.
11:00 a.m. (Arrive, Order Lunch - available at separate cost), 11:30 a.m. (Call To Order), 1:00 p.m. (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, 11 January 2020, 6:30pm  -  Washington, DC  -  LAIR: Why do Bad Guys Live in Cool Houses?  -  at the International Spy Museum

How do you know if you're a villain? You think building on the sea floor or at the bottom of a volcano sounds good…really good. This evening celebrate the unreal real estate that classic spy villains call HQ. What goes into planning a place where evil plotters can freely plot? Innovative architect Chad Oppenheim of Oppenheim Architecture + Design, took on this question in his new book Lair: Radical Homes and Hideouts of Movie Villains.  Oppenheim will discuss the design influences and impact of these stunning, sophisticated, envy-inducing expressions of the warped drives and desires of their occupants. But first, enjoy a cocktail fit for Blofeld, view the diabolical dioramas entered in our mini-lair competition, and explore how to escape should a rogue restrain you with zip ties while powering up a laser! Books will be for sale and signing at the event. Feeling crafty? Enter our diabolical diorama mini-lair contest. To participate, register here. Co-sponsored by the National Building Museum.  Tickets for the general public: $35 per person (includes cocktail)/ with book $80; tickets for Members: $25 (includes cocktail)/ with book $70. Visit www.spymuseum.org. [Program description provided by Spy Museum]

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 6:30 - 8:30pm - San Francisco, CA - Brig Gen/Professor Nagel on "Israel's National Security Challenges: A Briefing on New Defense Technologies from Israeli Intelligence Insider."

Brigadier General (Res) Professor Jacob Nagel speaks on " Israel's National Security Challenges: A Briefing on New Defense Technologies from Israel's Own Intelligence Insider."
Gen, Nagel was a career Israeli civil servant official (Defense Ministry and Prime Minister's Office) for over 40 years. A Technion graduate, he returned to the school in May 2017 as a visiting professor in the Aerospace Engineering Faculty. From January 2016 to May 2017, Brig. Gen. Nagel served as the head of Israel's National Security Council (NSC) and as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's National Security Advisor (acting). During that period, he met with world leaders including former U.S. President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump. Gen. Nagel led the negotiations for more than 3 years and signed the agreement on the next-generation $38 billion military aid to Israel. He also met several times with Michael Flynn, President Trump's National Security Advisor, to brief him on a variety of security and strategic matters and to prepare the first official meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Trump. [Program description provided by AFIO's SF Chapter]
Location: Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St (cross street: Arguello), San Francisco, CA 94118. Street parking limited.
Registration: No charge.

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 11:30am - Colorado Springs - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts Steve Maffeo, discussing "The Battle of Midway"

AFIO BulletThis meeting of the Rocky Mountain Chapter features author/US Naval Officer Steve Maffeo discussing The Battle of Midway.

Synopsis: Call it what you will -- the incredible victory, the turning point of the war, or simply a miracle -- the June 1942 Battle of Midway has fascinated people ever since it ended in a massive "win" by the US Navy over the Imperial Japanese Navy. Stimulated by the recent Hollywood movie on the battle, Steve Maffeo brings us a presentation which illuminates the history of the actual battle, the personalities of some of the key players, some nuances of the 2019 movie as well as the 1976 movie, and the remarkably crucial roles linguistics, intelligence, and codebreaking played in the sequence of events.
Biography: Steve Maffeo retired in 2015 as the Associate Library Director at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He holds degrees from the University of Colorado, the University of Denver, and the U.S. National Defense Intelligence College. His civilian career was for the most part a library administrator. He also worked at Joslins Dry Goods, Martin-Marietta Aerospace, the University of Northern Colorado; the U.S. Naval War College; and the Aurora (Colo.) Public Library.
In 2008, Steve retired as a Navy captain after 30 years (both enlisted and commissioned) in the Colorado Army National Guard, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Naval Reserve. His last three assignments were as the commanding officer of reserve shore-based units supporting the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Joint Intelligence Center Pacific, and the National Defense Intelligence College.
Steve has published several journal and encyclopedia articles as well as five books: Most Secret and Confidential: Intelligence in the Age of Nelson; Seize, Burn, or Sink: The Thoughts and Words of Vice Admiral Lord Nelson; The Perfect Wreck: "Old Ironsides" and HMS Java--A Story of 1812; U.S. Navy Codebreakers, Linguists, and Intelligence Officers against Japan: 1910-1941; and just this last month, The Russian Who Saved the World: A Novel of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
To attend of for more information, please contact steve13507@gmail.com.

Thursday, 16 January 2020, noon  -  Washington, DC  -  Spy Chat with Chris Costa  -  at International Spy Museum

Having trouble getting a handle on world events? Join Spy Museum Executive Director Chris Costa for a discussion of the latest intelligence, national security, and terrorism issues in the news.  Costa, a former intelligence officer of 34 years with 25 of those in active duty in hot spots such as Panama, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq is also a past Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism on the National Security Council. He will be joined by Spy Museum Advisory Board Member Michael J. Lacombe.  During his 28 year CIA career, Mr. Lacombe served in multiple senior leadership positions, including four war zone tours with two as Chief of Station.  In that capacity, he led collaborative counterterrorism and cyber operations/programs with US military and regional international Intelligence partners. Together they will draw on their expertise and personal experience to help you make sense of the intelligence, national security, and terrorism cases you've heard about…and ones you haven't.  Bring your questions, this is your chance to ask the experts!  Event is free  -  no registration required.  Visit www.spymuseum.org. [Program description provided by Spy Museum]

Friday, 17 January 2020, 1:30 - 2:30pm - NCM Lecture Series: Elizebeth Friedman, Cryptologist-in-Charge, U.S. Coast Guard

This National Cryptologic Museum program will be presented by Captain Larry Hall, USCG (Ret.), Historian's Office Staff.
The Roaring 20s was an era of prosperity in the U.S. It was also the Prohibition Era when the private manufacture and distribution of alcohol was outlawed. Come listen to retired U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Larry Hall talk about master cryptologist Elizebeth Friedman and how she cracked codes used by rumrunners and smugglers and brought them to justice.
Event is free, but seats are limited.
Location: National Cryptologic Museum - Magic Room, 8290 Colony Seven Rd, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701. [Program description provided by NCM]

Monday, 20 January 2020, 5:30pm - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter hosts CIA Officer (Ret) and Author/Disguise Expert Jonna Mendez

AFIO BulletJonna Mendez (Spy Dust: Two Masters of Disguise Reveal the Tools and Operations That Helped Win the Cold War), share (with late husband Tony Mendez) their experiences as spies in Moscow during the height of the Cold War in the mid-1980s. The authors begin with the initial list of "the Moscow Rules" and continue to discuss briefly the current state of affairs in Russia under Vladimir Putin, and how they interfered with the 2016 U.S. election. Additional details to follow in coming months.

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 afiometro@gmail.com or 646-717-3776.

Saturday, 25 January 2020, 2pm  -  Washington, DC  -  Catching a Russian Spy: A Family-Friendly Book Talk  -  at the International Spy Museum

The FBI and CIA suspected Russia had a dangerous spy working in the US in the early 1990s. But who was it?  The newest book in Bryan Denson's "FBI Files" series for younger readers Catching a Russian Spy: Agent Les Wiser Jr. and the Case of Aldrich Ames explores the race to uncover the traitor.  Denson will be joined by Leslie Wiser, Jr., the agent who ran the Ames operation out of the Washington Metropolitan Field Office, and Sandy Grimes, a CIA officer who was determined to find the evidence that Ames was spying.  Together they will explain how Ames betrayed his country, caused US assets to be killed, and ultimately was brought to justice.  Catching a Russian Spy will be available for sale and signing at the event. (The book is recommended for young readers age 8-13.)  Free.  No registration required. Visit www.spymuseum.org. [Program description provided by Spy Museum]

Friday, 31 January 2020, 6-9pm  -  Washington, DC  -  Spy Fest: Tradecraft Try-Its  -  at the International Spy Museum

Could you be a spy? Now's your chance to find out! 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. Ages: 5 and up (one adult required for every five KidSpy agents). Ages 3+ must have a ticket to attend.  *Ticket includes exclusive after-hours admission, scavenger hunt, and more.  Tickets for the general public: $16 per person; tickets for Members: $14.  Visit www.spymuseum.org. [Program description provided by Spy Museum]

Icon CalendarFebruary 2020

Saturday, 8 February 2020, 11:30am - 2pm - Indialantic, FL - The Florida Satellite Chapter hosts FBI Agent Mike Popolano on "Profiles and Motives of Active Shooters."

AFIO BulletFBI Agent and FSC Member Mike Popolano's talk will cover some infamous active shooter cases and how law enforcement strives to profile potential active shooters and determine their motives. He will examine police response to active shooter incidents and the options available for self-protection and defense. In all cases, Mike will make use of his extensive background as an FBI Special Agent and investigator to present historical cases both to underscore and further elucidate his presentation.

TIMING: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM: Social Hour, greet old, new members and guests. Cash bar. 12:15 PM: Sit-Down lunch

LOCATION: Doubletree Melbourne Beach Oceanfront, 1665 N Highway A1A, Indialantic, FL 32903. Location and Directions via Google Maps.

TO ATTEND: Prepaid reservations are required and must be received by Sunday, 2 February. To reserve, indicate food choice [Pasta Marinara, Pasta Primavera, or Chicken Francese) for self and any guests. The meal fees are $32 for members, $36 for guests. Send check, payable to AFIO FSC, to FSC Treasurer Rhonda Rhoads, PO Box 410158, Melbourne, FL 32941.
Questions? Rhonda can also be reached at afiofsctreas@gmail.com and at 321 626 -4465.
Paid, advance registration is required, and none will be accepted after February 2.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 11:30am - 2pm - MacDill AFB, FL - Florida Suncoast Chapter Meeting and Luncheon - Speaker TBA

AFIO BulletLocation: MacDill AFB Surf's Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Boulevard, MacDill AFB, FL 33621.
Check-in starting at 1130 hours; Opening ceremonies, lunch and business meeting at noon, followed by our speaker.
Questions to the Chapter Secretary at michaels@suncoastafio.org

11-12 February 2020 - Charleston, SC - Conference on "Legally Immoral Activity? Testing the Limits of Intelligence Collection" at The Citadel

Are there limits to intelligence collection in support of national security? Where, if at all, does a free and open society provide the limits of surveillance? Civil liberties are a founding tenet of democracy, but at what cost? How does a country balance collective security with individual rights? Recently, a Federal Court ordered Apple to help the FBI unlock the cellphone of a terrorist, but company officials would oppose that order, citing concerns over the privacy rights of all Americans.
This 2-day inter-disciplinary conference will examine the legal, ethical, social, economic, historical and political aspects of the United States government's ability to protect its citizens in an era that warfare has no societal or personal boundaries.
The conference will be held February 11-12, 2020 on the campus of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.
Deadline for proposals and abstracts must be received by October 15, 2019.
Inquires and Submissions should be sent to Dr. Jan Goldman, Department of Intelligence and Security Studies at Email: jgoldma1@citadel.edu.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 1130 - Albuquerque, NM - AFIO New Mexico Chapter hosts Robert Hull on "The Internet Research Agency, Trolling, and the Rise of Russian Interference"

AFIO BulletThe speaker at this AFIO New Mexico Chapter event will be Robert Hull discussing "The Internet Research Agency, Trolling, and the Rapid Rise of Russian Interference – What's Real and What Isn't."
Location of event: "Sunnyside Up Cafe" on Menaul just east of Louisiana, next door to Chili's, 6909 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505) 888-3447. Google Maps location of event.
Fee to attend: Meeting is Free.
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

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. - McLean, VA - "Is the Muslim Brotherhood Still a Threat Today?" - Cynthia Farahat speaking at The Westminster Institute

Is the Muslim Brotherhood Still a Threat Today? Cynthia Farahat is an Egyptian author, columnist, political analyst, and writer. She co-founded the Misr El-Umm (2003-06) and Liberal Egyptian (2006-08) parties, which stood for peace with Israel, capitalism, and the abolition of theocracy. She co-authored several books in Arabic, writing on blasphemy laws, the Muslim Brotherhood, and terrorism.
Where: The American Legion, 1355 Balls Hill Rd, McLean, VA. Google Map Link for Directions.
No Fee to attend.
Hosted by The Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran Street, McLean, VA 22101
Questions: Contact Robert R. Reilly, Director, The Westminster Institute, 703-288-2885 or at br@westminster-institute.org
Register HERE.

Saturday, 15 February 2020, 2 p.m. - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine hosts Anouar Majid PhD on "Islam and the West in a Turbulent World"

AFIO BulletAnouar Majid, Ph.D., vice president for Global Affairs and director of the Center for Global Humanities, recently presented a lecture at a meeting of the Maine Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) on the relationship between Islam and the non-Muslim West. Majid gave his address, "Islam and the West in a Turbulent World," at the Maine AFIO's Feb. 15 meeting at the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk. There, he discussed a variety of challenges facing the Muslim world and their global implications. Majid discussed events such as Egypt's struggles with water and food supplies in light of overpopulation; the current rapid, unsetting social and economic transformations taking place in Saudi Arabia; and the power of nonsectarian youth in the region to challenge existing tribal arrangements. Majid also answered questions about Morocco, his native country, as a model for change in the Islamic world. "I enjoyed addressing an audience of experts in world affairs," said Majid, noting the event was well attended. "I am sure they knew things I didn't know, given the nature of intelligence work, but the Q&A session was quite lively and invigorating to me." This was the second time Majid addressed the Maine AFIO. In 2015, he gave the talk "Islam in Today's Global World." Majid is the founding director of the Department of English, which he chaired from 2000 to 2009, as well as the founding director of the Tangier Global Forum. In January, he was featured in Incomer Magazine about his role in opening UNE's Tangier, Morocco, campus.
This is the latest in a series of discussions relating to the importance of intelligence in current public affairs. The meeting is open to the public and a question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.
There is no fee to attend.
For more about the AFIO and its upcoming events, visit www.afiomaine.org.

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 10am - 1pm - Annapolis Junction, MD - NCMF 2020 Winter Cryptologic Program Featuring Ms. Jonna Mendez, CIA Disguise Expert

The NCMF's 2020 Winter Cryptologic Program will feature CIA Officer (Ret) Author/Chief of Disguise, Ms. Jonna Mendez.
Can you change your appearance completely while walking down a crowded street in Moscow? Can you elude the KGB by pressing a button while rounding a corner? Can you fool the president while briefing him in the Oval Office? The CIA's former Chief of Disguise Jonna Mendez tells it all in her presentation at this NCMF event.
Location: CACI Inc., Maryland Conference Center, 2720 Technology Dr, Annapolis Junction, MD 20755
REGISTRATION INFO: registration fee is $25pp for members and guests and includes lunch. Or mail-in your registration fee with payment by check to NCMF, PO Box 1682, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-9998. Include names of self and guests.
Questions? Call the NCMF office at 301-688-5436.

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 6 pm - Alexandria, VA - NEW SPEAKER at this Naval Intelligence Professionals February No-Host Social

The National Capital Region Chapter of NIP "Third Thursday" 2020 No-Host Social features a new speaker at this February event: The Honorable Nicholas Andersen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Nick Andersen was appointed by President Trump to be the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in December of 2020. 

Prior to DoE, Nick was served as the federal cybersecurity lead at OMB, and was previously the Chief Information Security Officer for the Vermont government Nick brings years of cybersecurity experience any organization to include recently serving as a vice president at Invictus International Consulting, LLC and co-founder of Pueo Business Solutions, LLC. Nick has worked with the Defense Intelligence Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Army, Coast Guard and Navy, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Socializing, professional insight and libations begin at 6 PM
Event location: Daniel O'Connel's Irish Restaurant and Bar, 112 King St, Alexandria VA 22314. Google map link.
Nick's remarks will start approximately 6:30 and followed by informal discussions.

You do not have to be a NIP member to attend. Questions to: naval.intelligence.pros@gmail.com
To attend: just show up!

Friday, 28 February 2020, 10:30am - 2pm - Tysons, VA - First AFIO luncheon of 2020 features James Olson, author of To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence; and political scientist Seth G. Jones, author of A Covert Action: Reagan, the CIA, and the Cold War Struggle in Poland.

AFIO BulletJames Olson's presentation starts at 1 p.m.: Olson served for over thirty years in the Directorate of Operations of the CIA, mostly overseas in clandestine operations. In addition to several foreign assignments, he was chief of counterintelligence at CIA headquarters in Langley, VA. Currently, he is a Professor of the Practice at the Bush School of Government and Public Service of Texas A& M University.

At this event Professor Olson will be discussing his March 2019 book, To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence which suggests that the US is losing the counterintelligence war. Foreign intelligence services, particularly those of China, Russia, and Cuba, are recruiting spies in our midst and stealing our secrets and cutting-edge technologies. He provides a guide for how our country can do a better job of protecting its national security and trade secrets. He will review the principles and methods of counterintelligence, including the running of double-agent operations and surveillance. He also addresses why people spy against their country, the tradecraft of counterintelligence, and where counterintelligence breaks down or succeeds.

The morning speaker, Dr. Seth G. Jones, will begin 11 a.m. Dr. Jones director of the Transnational Threats Project, and is a senior adviser to the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He teaches at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Prior to joining CSIS, Dr. Jones was the director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation and was Adjunct Professor, Security Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, where he taught classes on "Counterinsurgency" and "Stability Operations." He also served as representative for the commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, to the assistant secretary of defense for special operations.

He will discuss counterinsurgency and counterterrorism, with a particular focus on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and al Qa'ida.

Registration closed. For security, no day-of-event or at-the-door registration permitted.

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons Corner, VA 22182 Phone: (703) 893-2100. Directions at this link.

Friday, 28 February 2020, 1:30 - 2:30pm - Annapolis Junction, MD - National Cryptologic Museum Lecture Series: Invisible Cryptologists

Learn about African-American cryptologists at NSA from WWII to the first decade of the Cold War...their challenges and accomplishments.
This is the story of African-Americans employed at the National Security Agency and its forerunners at Arlington Hall Station from 1939–1956. In essence, this lecture by NSA's Center for Cryptologic History is about the people who, during WWII and the first decade of the Cold War, were limited to primarily low-paying, support jobs in federal government as akin to the private sector. Learn about these great Americans and their challenges, dedication, and accomplishments. Event is Free, but requires ticket registration - see below to register via EventBrite.
Event is free, but seats are limited. More information and registration at this link.
Location: National Cryptologic Museum - Magic Room, 8290 Colony Seven Rd, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701. [Program description provided by NCM]

Icon CalendarMarch 2020

CAREERS FOR WOMEN IN INTELLIGENCE

3 March 2020, 6:30 - 8 p.m. - Washington, DC - Women in Intelligence Panel Discussion and Networking Event

On March 3, the Catholic University Intelligence Club is co-sponsoring a Women in Intelligence panel discussion and networking event that seeks to honor the experiences of women in the field of intelligence and to encourage young women to pursue careers in the field. There will be a pre-panel discussion networking reception with light refreshments, then a formal discussion followed by an open Q&A.

The panelists are Rollie Flynn, president of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a former CIA field operations officer; Kathleen Kaderabek, senior compliance consultant at DuPont and a former FBI Agent; and Commander Jacquelyn McClelland, Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy and a former agent in the IRS Criminal Investigation Division.

The event will take place in the Catholic University of America's Heritage Hall in Washington, D.C. from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.
For questions or accommodations, please contact Cara DiMarcantonio at dimarcantonio@cua.edu. Poster about the event is here.

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 6 - 8 p.m. - New York, NY - Spy Sites of New York City Book Launch at the KGB Espionage Museum

There are more spies working in New York City today than ever before, according to H. Keith Melton, the espionage advisor on The Americans, and Robert Wallace, the former chief of the CIA's Office of Technical Service. But, as the authors show in their fascinating new book SPY SITES OF NEW YORK CITY: A GUIDE TO THE REGION'S SECRET HISTORY (Georgetown University Press; February 2020), the city has always been a hotbed of international intrigue. 
The authors kick-off the release of this new book at this KGB Museum event.
AGENDA: 6 pm: Reception; 6:15 -7 pm: KGB Espionage Museum tour; 7 pm: Talk with the authors of SPY SITES OF NEW YORK CITY.
Authors: Keith Melton, the espionage advisor on The Americans, and Robert Wallace, the former chief of the CIA's Office of Technical Service, and Henry B. Schlesinger.
Moderator: Gerald Goodwin, the head of the New York Chapter of the Association of Foreign Intelligence Officers
Ticket price: $30
Ticket will include a signed copy of SPY SITES, an exclusive tour of the museum, book talk, and refreshments.
For more information about the book, see here.
Location: KGB Espionage Museum, 245 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011
REGISTER HERE.

Friday, 6 March 2020, 1 pm - Westchester, CA - AFIO L.A. 2020 Annual Business Meeting

AFIO BulletThe AFIO Los Angeles Chapter holds its annual business meeting. Agenda Items are • Election of Chapter Officers; • Membership Growth; • 2020 Speakers. Members are asked to add any topics to the agenda when they RSVP.
We strongly encourage participation from all members.
RSVP to afio_la@yahoo.com
Location: Alejos Restaurant 8343 Lincoln Blvd, Westchester, CA 90045
Questions to Vincent Autiero, President, AFIO-Los Angeles Chapter, afio_la@yahoo.com, 5651 W Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 1130 - Albuquerque, NM - AFIO New Mexico Chapter hears Tom Dyble on "The FBI and Martin Luther King Jr: From SOLO to Memphis."

AFIO BulletSPEAKER: Tom Dyble will do a presentation on the book The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.: From "SOLO" to Memphis by David J. Garrow. Tom is trying to understand the bad wrap associated by J. Edgar Hoover.

Location of event: "Sunnyside Up Cafe" on Menaul just east of Louisiana, next door to Chili's, 6909 Menaul Boulevard Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505) 888-3447. Google map location here.
Fee to attend: Meeting is Free.
Timing: 11:00 a.m. (arrive, order lunch - available at separate cost), 11:30 a.m. (call to order), 1 p.m. (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. A link to a map for this location is on our chapter website: www.afionm.org.
If you desire further information, please contact one of the following: Sam Shaw - at 505-379-3963 at President@afionm.org; or Tom Dyble - at 505-299-3242 or Vice-President@afionm.org.

CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus - Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 11:30am - San Francisco, CA - The "Andre Le Gallo" San Francisco Chapter hosts FBI Special Agent Michael Gimbel

AFIO Bullet2019 ended with a shooting at a kosher grocery store in New Jersey, a stabbing at a rabbi's home during a Hanukkah celebration in New York, and another shooting at a church in Texas. What can we do to prevent, mitigate, and respond to violent incidents?
FBI Special Agent Michael Gimbel will speak about FBI's Counterterrorism Division, the law enforcement response to the recent Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting, and the vital inter-agency relationship and coordination which facilitates and expedites the handling and processing of the crime scene.

Timing: No-host cocktails at 11:30, luncheon meeting and presentation begins at noon.
Location:  Basque Cultural Center - San Francisco, CA.CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus.

CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus - Thursday, 19 March 2020, 11:30 a.m. - Colorado Springs - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts Amb. Mary Ann Casey discussing "Lessons in Cooperation: A Diplomat's View"

AFIO BulletSynopsis: Amb. Mary Ann Casey will share some of the challenges she encountered during her tenure in oil-and-gas-rich Algeria, where she served as ambassador at a time of major conflict between the Algerian security services and that country's home-grown Islamic fundamentalist movement. Close collaboration with the US national security community was central to the success of the Embassy's efforts to ensure the safety of American personnel, while pursuing the US foreign policy agenda in Algeria. Ambassador Casey's talk will provide an insider's account of how events unfolded.
Biography: Ambassador Mary Ann Casey is Middle East specialist, who developed deep area expertise in Arab North Africa while working in that region for twelve years as an American diplomat.
Among other assignments, she was selected by President Bush Sr. to be his Ambassador to Algeria and later by President Clinton to serve as his Ambassador to Tunisia.
Mary Ann also spent more than a decade in Washington D.C. at the State Department, where she had a variety of responsibilities, including Director for North Africa. Later, in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, she managed a team of 100 professionals engaged in global research and analysis for the Secretary of State.
As a Diplomat in Residence at the University of Colorado, Mary Ann worked with several of the University's international studies programs and taught a course on the Art and Practice of Diplomacy. After her retirement from the State Department, she lectured periodically at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk Virginia as part of the Senior Fellows Program. She now serves on the Advisory Board for CU-Boulder's Program in International Affairs.

For more information please contact our Secretary Steve Pease at steve13507@gmail.com CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus.

CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus - Thursday, 19 March 2020, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Annapolis Junction, MD - National Cryptologic Museum Lecture Series: Queens of Code

Queens of Code: Panel of women working on top secret information technology projects at NSA in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s tell their stories.
Queens of Code is a women's technology history project involving collecting stories, experiences, and insights from women who worked in information technology at NSA in the 1960s, 70s,and 80s. Because their jobs were often top secret, and they worked on sensitive national security programs, they couldn't discuss what they were doing - not even with their families. In many cases, they couldn't even confirm they worked at the Agency. Queens of Code is bringing the NSA's computing women out of the shadows, allowing them to claim their rightful place in history and the ever-evolving story of how technology has altered America's position in the world. These women created innovations in technology and expanded women's career opportunities for the generations that followed.

Come hear their stories. Come ask them questions. Free event, however, registration is required and seats are limited. Click the link below to register via EventBrite.
More information and registration at this link.
Location: National Cryptologic Museum - Magic Room, 8290 Colony Seven Rd, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701. [Program description provided by NCM] CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus

CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus - Thursday, 19 March 2020, 6 p.m. - Alexandria, VA - Naval Intelligence Professionals March No-Host Social

The National Capital Region chapter-sponsored NIP "Third Thursday" No-Host social will feature Ms. Terry Roberts, former deputy director of Naval Intelligence and founder/president/CEO White Hawk CEC, Inc.
Her topic is "Risk Analytics in a Digital Age."
Please join us for socializing, professional insight and libations. Happy Hour begins at 6:00 PM, remarks by our guest speaker 6:30-7:15 PM, followed by informal discussion. You do not have to be a NIP member to attend
Location: Daniel O'Connell's Irish Bar and Restaurant, 112 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314.
To attend: just show up!CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus

CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus - Saturday, 21 March 2020, 2 p.m. - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine hosts FSO Louis Sell on "Bosnia and Kosovo: Unfinished Business"

AFIO Bullet"Bosnia and Kosovo: Unfinished Business" is the theme of FSO Louis Sell's presentation which begins at 2 p.m. at the Program Center of the Brick Store Museum at 4 Dane St.
The speaker is retired Foreign Service Officer Louis Sell, who was a State Department expert on U.S.-Soviet relations for many years, serving in strategic locations including Moscow, Vienna, Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Kosovo. An adjunct professor at the University of Maine at Farmington, he is also the author of "From Washington to Moscow: US-Soviet Relations and the Collapse of the USSR;" "Slobodan Milosevic and the Destruction of Yugoslavia" and numerous articles.
In Bosnia in 1995 and Kosovo in 1999, US-led international coalitions ended the conflict and provided the peoples of these regions the opportunity to build democratic, prosperous, and Western-oriented futures. There have been successes but a quarter-century later questions are arising about the long-term viability of these settlements.
This is the latest in a series of discussions relating to the importance of intelligence in current public affairs. The meeting is open to the public and a question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.
There is no fee to attend.
For more about the AFIO and its upcoming events, visit www.afiomaine.org.

CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus - Saturday, 21 March 2020, 5:30 p.m. - Oak Lawn, IL - Terry Donat, MD discusses "Pandemics and National Security" at Indiana/Illinois AFIO Chapter

AFIO BulletAFIO's Indiana/Illinois Chapter hosts Terry Donat, M.D. speaking on "Pandemics and National Security."
Dr. Terry Donat is the first physician certified as an Illinois Professional Emergency Manager. He is trained in acute Radiation Emergency Medicine, the Medical Management of Chemical and
Biological Casualties and as a past National Disaster Life Support Instructor. He also serves as an external resource and speaker for both the FBI Chicago Field Office WMD Coordinator and
the FBI WMD Directorate Biological Countermeasure Unit. He is a lifetime member of the Special Operations Medical ssociation (SOMA); serves as the Health and Public Health Sector
Chief for lnfraGard Chicago; serves aside James Terbush, MD MPH, as co-chair of the Healthcare Industry Advisory Group of the Jr'ifraGard National Disaster Resilience Council and is a member
of the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Cloordin􀀻ting Council - DHS/DHHS. He is keenly interested in the promising capabilities of DNA data storage, as well as assessing those threats, risks, and vulnerabilities of infrastructure and evolving dual-use technologies relevant to homeland and national security.
Event includes cocktails and dinner.
Fee: $40 per person.
Location: Stony Creek Golf Course, 5850 W 103rd St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
REGISTER or MORE INFO: Contact John Fanning (Treasurer) at 708-433-9522 or johnf@fanninginc.com — CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Reston, VA - CHINA: Confronting an Emerging National Security Threat with Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired), Jonathan W. Greenert Former Chief of Naval Operations Former Member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

This event is co-sponsored by the Movement for the Renaissance of Vietnam, the National Bureau of Asian Research, and The Institute of World Politics

About the lecture: The discussion is on PRC's military rise, its maritime strategic interests and on U.S. military strategy to confront the

About the speaker: Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired), Jonathan W. Greenert served as the 30th Chief of Naval Operations from 2011-2015. As CNO, he was a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Other Washington experience included: Vice CNO (2009-11), Navy's CFO (N8), and Navy Deputy Comptroller. He has extensive military leadership experience (10 years) in the Indo-Pacific region, including service in Japan (3 years) and Guam (1 year). A nuclear engineer by training/education, he commanded the nuclear submarine USS HONOLULU. He currently serves as a director on corporate boards, a consultant and advisor. He holds the John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies at the National Bureau of Asian Research.

Event location: Pragmatics, Inc, 1761 Business Center Dr, Reston, VA 20190
Register here.

CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus - Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 1:30 - 2:30pm - Annapolis Junction, MD - National Cryptologic Museum Lecture Series: Women in Cryptology

In the world of codes and ciphers, women have always played a role. Throughout American history, women have provided vital information to military leaders, done the daily grind searching for the enemy's secrets, and pioneered new scientific fields. Learn about the contributions and talents these women have brought to cryptology.

This lecture is free, but registration is required. Register via EventBrite - see link below.
More information and registration available at this link.
Location: National Cryptologic Museum - Magic Room, 8290 Colony Seven Rd, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701. [Program description provided by NCM] CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus.

CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus - 25-28 March 2020 - Honolulu, HI - International Studies Association (ISA) conference Intelligence Studies Section (ISA/ISS) Panels at ISA2020

ISA2020 Conference. Various links below provide a view of the extensive program of the Intelligence Studies Section being held as part of ISA2020...the International Studies Association (ISA) conference in Honolulu, Hawaii on 25-28 March. The Intelligence Studies Section is one of thirty thematic sections that make up the ISA, has approximately 400 members, and has been sponsoring research about intelligence as a function of government since the mid-1980s. This Intelligence Studies Section content (4 straight days, 30 panels and roundtables) is one (highly impressive) small part of ISA's much larger conference.
Information about the conference is here.
And the full conference program of almost 300 pages is here.
The ISA/Intelligence Studies Section Program (kindly supplied by Steve Marrin) may be viewed here. CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus.

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CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus - Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 11:30am - 2pm - MacDill AFB, FL - Florida Suncoast Chapter Meeting and Luncheon - Speaker TBA

AFIO BulletLocation: MacDill AFB Surf's Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Boulevard, MacDill AFB, FL 33621.MacDill AFB goes to Mission Essential only; Florida Suncoast AFIO Chapter meetings suspended until further notice.
Check-in starting at 1130 hours; Opening ceremonies, lunch and business meeting at noon, followed by our speaker.
Questions to the Chapter Secretary at michaels@suncoastafio.org CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus.

Thursday, 23 April 2020, noon - 1 pm - Virtual Talk - Curator's Corner: Robert Hanssen, An Inside View - by the International Spy Museum

Attend virtually (using GoToWebinar software - link to be provided) this presentation by the International Spy Museum. It will provide an online presentation/discussion of one of the most damaging spies in US history. SPY historian/curator Vince Houghton will talk with former FBI operative Eric O'Neill about the worst boss he ever had: Robert Hanssen. O'Neill will discuss the case and how it fits into the Museum's Turncoats & Traitors gallery. They'll take a look at some of the key artifacts on view...and some that aren't!
Event is virtual and FREE! Registration Required. Register here.

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 5:30 - 6:30 pm - Virtual - Spies & Spymasters with Dmitri Bystrolyotov - a Virtual Happy Hour by the International Spy Museum

Attend virtually (using GoToWebinar software - link to be provided) this presentation by the International Spy Museum. Spy stories and cocktails are back! This evening, Shana Oltmans, Exhibitions & Programs Manager, will share the story of Soviet Romeo spy Dmitri Bystrolyotov, who used his charm and good looks to steal secrets and then used those same skills to survive imprisonment in the Gulag. Shana will be joined by special guest Costa Ronin who is an expert at playing the role of a Russian spy with his characters in hit TV series The Americans and Homeland and as our own Bystrolyotov in the Museum. You're welcome to ask questions after the talk.
Event is virtual and FREE! Registration Required. Register here.

CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus - 26-29 April 2020 - Tampa, FL - USGIF GEOINT 2020 Symposium

US Geospatial-Intelligence Foundation's GEOINT 2020 Symposium has the theme, "New Decade, New Challenges, New Strategies."
Learn more. Network with more than 4,000 GEOINT Community professionals from 40+ countries spanning defense, intelligence, homeland security, industry, and academia. See the latest in technology, services, and solutions from 200+ exhibitors in more than 100,000 sq ft of exhibit space. Learn from 50+ hours of professional development, training, and education sessions with PDUs and CEUs.
All official GEOINT 2020 hotels are conveniently located within walking distance of the Tampa Convention Center, and are only available through the GEOINT Symposium website and our registration partner SPARGO.
Do not delay reserving your hotel room, booking your flight, or registering for the nation's premier geospatial intelligence event of the year, which returns to Tampa from Sunday, April 26, to Wednesday, April 29.
View program, speakers, and registration requirements here. CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 5:30 - 6:30 PM EDT - Virtual Webinar - Break Out of Quarantine Mode Without Leaving Your Living Room starring Clint Emerson - "The Right Kind of Crazy" hosted by the International Spy Museum

Former Navy SEAL and JSOC Operator Clinton Emerson draws on over 20 years' experience with actual special forces operations to teach you how to protect yourself. This evening, he'll share practical hands-on advice for surviving any dangerous situation.
FREE! Registration Required here.

Thursday, 30 April 2020, Noon - 1 EDT - Virtual Webinar - Curator's Corner: What Do Spy Historians Keep in their Closets? - hosted by the International Spy Museum

Now for something completely different. Ever wonder what spy historians do for fun? Does prowling back alleys looking for flecks of intelligence history sound right? Well it is! Join us for an online show and tell extravaganza with the current and a former Spy Museum historian. Historian and Curator Vince Houghton and immediate past Historian Mark Stout are ready to share their stuff.

Houghton has been haunting the auctions gathering documents and some objects that particularly resonate with him. Don't worry he doesn't compete with Spy for things we are collecting. Stout has loaned the museum many of his gems and they are locked away in our vault, but accompanied by their cat companions, they are ready to open their homes and show you their goods.

Together they will share their unique objects, documents, and answer your questions about what makes a person a proud and flag-flying nerd! They're even letting the moderator Amanda Ohlke share a few of her favorite things.
Free. Registration required here.

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 5:30 pm EDT - Virtual Happy Hour via GoToWebinar - Spies and Spymasters Virtual Happy Hour with Morten Storm - hosted by the International Spy Museum

You can't visit the Spy Museum right now, but we can tell you some of our favorite stories about the spies who live on in our Spies & Spymasters gallery and why not do it over a cocktail? Join us online for a virtual happy hour.

This evening Vince Houghton, Historian/Curator, will share the story of Morten Storm. This Viking of a man used his contacts in al Qaeda and matchmaking skill to help the CIA track down terrorist Anwar al Alawki.

His life as a double agent will have you on the edge of your seat. Psst, we're hoping a special guest will join us from an undisclosed location for a Dark & (Morten) Stormy.
Free. Registration required here.

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CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus - Friday, 1 May 2020, 11 a.m. - Arlington, VA - Naval Intelligence Professionals Red Tie Luncheon

Our guest speaker is VADM T.J. White, Commander, Tenth Fleet and a career Cryptologic Warfare Officer. He'll be addressing intelligence support for Cyber Warfare, and it should be a most interesting session. Sign up on the NIP website.
Event will be held at the Army-Navy Country Club.

Upcoming virtual (and a few live, post-quarantine) events at the International Spy Museum. Click event to explore and register for event. All virtual events require pre-registration.

CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus - Saturday, 9 May 2020, 11:30 a.m. - Indialantic, FL - Florida Satellite Chapter hears Col Prince on the Qu'ran

AFIO BulletThe speaker will be AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter member Col. Bill Prince, USA (ret.) After graduating from West Point, Bill served in Vietnam with both Ranger and Special Forces units. He resigned his regular army commission to accept a position as a CIA case officer, with subsequent experiences in numerous hostile environments. He has a graduate degree from Harvard, where his studies focused on the Middle East. The topic of his address will be the Qur'an, a subject he has studied extensively.

Please note that attendance at Florida Satellite Chapter meetings is always well within current CDC guidelines against gatherings of fifty or more.

Timing: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM: Social Hour, greet old, new members and guests. Cash bar. 12:15 PM: Sit Down lunch

TO ATTEND: Prepaid reservations are required which must be received by 2 May 2020.

Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Doubletree Melbourne Beach Oceanfront, 1665 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic, FL 32903.
For more information, or to register for the luncheon meeting, contact Chapter Treasurer Rhonda Rhoads, P.O Box 410158, Melbourne, FL 32941. Rhonda can also be reached at afiofsctreas@gmail.com and at 321-626-4465. CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus

Upcoming virtual (and a few live, post-quarantine) events at the International Spy Museum. Click event to explore and register for event. All virtual events require pre-registration.

13 May 2020, Mind Games: Intelligence Analysis, 1 pm
13 May 2020, Virtual Spy Trivia, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
14 May 2020, The U-2 Spy Plane Shootdown with Francis Gary Powers, Jr., noon
14 May 2020, Spies & Spymasters Virtual Happy Hour, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
15 May 2020, Spy's Eye View with Jonna Mendez, noon
15 May 2020, The Covert Couch Challenge, 5 - 6 pm
20 May 2020, Mind Games: Intelligence Analysis, 1 pm
20 May 2020, Virtual Spy Trivia, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
21 May 2020, Virtual Spy Chat with Chris Costa, noon
21 May 2020, Spies & Spymasters Virtual Happy Hour, 5:30 pm
22 May 2020, Spy Skills: Tradecraft Try-Its, noon
22 May 2020, The Covert Couch Challenge, 5 - 6 pm
27 May 2020, Mind Games: Intelligence Analysis, 1 pm
27 May 2020, Virtual Spy Trivia, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
28 May 2020, Spy Writer Roundtable, noon to 1 pm EDT - features Joe Weisberg, Jonna Mendez, and Tracy Walder
28 May 2020, Spies & Spymasters - Balloon Spies, 5:30 - 6:30 pm EDT
29 May 2020, The Covert Couch Challenge, 5 - 6 pm

  • 20 May 2020, 11am EST—Cybersecurity Principles - Learn About Adversarial Thinking
    Mr. David Raymond of the Virginia Cyber Range (VA Tech) will present a broad introduction of Adversarial Thinking principles in Cybersecurity along with sharing a variety of relevant work experiences. Click date/time for details and to sign up to attend.
    This online event is being conducted by The Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) as Cybersecurity Chats -- part of their special CCEI Cybersecurity Series with online chats for K-12 students, presented by cybersecurity professionals and experts. The series focuses on particular topics related to the High School Cybersecurity Curriculum Framework's "Big Ideas." General information on the series is here. If you wish to share your own cybersecurity/cryptology expertise, review the instructions here.

  • 21 May 2020, 1pm EST—Cybersecurity Principles - Careers in System Security
    Mr. Steve Bellovin of Columbia University will present a broad introduction to system security principles in Cybersecurity along with sharing a variety of relevant experiences. Click date/time for details and to sign up to attend.
    This online event is being conducted by The Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) as Cybersecurity Chats -- part of their special CCEI Cybersecurity Series with online chats for K-12 students, presented by cybersecurity professionals and experts. The series focuses on particular topics related to the High School Cybersecurity Curriculum Framework's "Big Ideas." General information on the series is here. If you wish to share your own cybersecurity/cryptology expertise, review the instructions here.

Thursday, 21 May 2020, noon - 12:30pm EDT - Virtual - Pandemics: A Georgetown Historical Perspective is topic of this discussion hosted by Georgetown University Press et al.

Georgetown University Press, Georgetown College, and the Georgetown University Library invite you to a live streamed interview/discussion with Tudor Place Curator Grant Quertermous about historical pandemics as experienced by the inhabitants of Tudor Place, a Georgetown residence built in 1815. Grant Quertermous is the editor of A Georgetown Life, forthcoming in October 2020.
We encourage you to submit your thoughts and questions ahead of time via social media using #BooksforaBetterWorld and tagging us on Facebook and Twitter.
Register for the event here or to view other upcoming Georgetown University Press virtual events.

  • 26 May 2020, 12pm EST—Cybersecurity Principles - What are Adversarial Thinking Principles?
    Mr. Andrew Conway, consultant with ProofPoint and Ebay, will present a broad introduction to Adversarial Thinking principles in Cybersecurity along with sharing a variety of relevant work experiences. Click date/time for details and to sign up to attend.
    This online event is being conducted by The Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) as Cybersecurity Chats -- part of their special CCEI Cybersecurity Series with online chats for K-12 students, presented by cybersecurity professionals and experts. The series focuses on particular topics related to the High School Cybersecurity Curriculum Framework's "Big Ideas." General information on the series is here. If you wish to share your own cybersecurity/cryptology expertise, review the instructions here.

  • 27 May 2020, 2pm EST—Tales from the Crypt…(Analyst)
    Mr. Jeffrey Man of Security Weekly Productions and former NSA cryptanalyst will explore topics including applications of classic cryptography - including one-time pads and various cipher methods to machine-based systems (such as the Enigma), and ultimately to modern computer-based algorithms such as public key cryptography. Click date/time for details and to sign up to attend.
    This online event is being conducted by The Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) as Cybersecurity Chats -- part of their special CCEI Cybersecurity Series with online chats for K-12 students, presented by cybersecurity professionals and experts. The series focuses on particular topics related to the High School Cybersecurity Curriculum Framework's "Big Ideas." General information on the series is here. If you wish to share your own cybersecurity/cryptology expertise, review the instructions here.

Thursday, 28 May 2020, noon – 12:30pm EDT - Virtual - "Archiving the Present: Thinking Historically about COVID-19" is topic of this discussion hosted by Georgetown University Press et al.

Georgetown University Press, Georgetown College, and the Georgetown University Library invite you to a live streamed interview/discussion withGeorgetown College Associate Professor Ananya Chakravarti on Archiving the Present: Thinking Historically about COVID-19.
We encourage you to submit your thoughts and questions ahead of time via social media using #BooksforaBetterWorld and tagging us on Facebook and Twitter.
Register for the event here or to view other upcoming Georgetown University Press virtual events.

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 6pm EDT - Teleconference - "The Naval Intelligence Perspective from Tampa – CENTCOM and SOCOM" Topic of NIP May 2020 Virtual Speaker Series

Guest Speakers at this teleconference will be:
CAPT Joshua Himes, Commanding Officer, Joint Intelligence Center, U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND
CDR James L. Castleberry, J2 Navy Service Adviser, U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
TOPIC: The Naval Intelligence Perspective from Tampa – CENTCOM and SOCOM
AGENDA
•RDML (Ret.) Tony Cothron welcoming remarks and NIP update
•Introduction of CAPT Himes and CDR Castleberry by CAPT (Ret.) Bob Allen
•CAPT Himes and CDR Castleberry remarks
•Q & A moderated by Bob Allen: Please email questions before or during teleconference to: bob_allen36@hotmail.com
Format: Teleconference; Dial in: (425) 436-6200; Access Code: 571920
(Please sign in beginning at 5:45 EDT, do not choose "host," and be certain to mute your phone.)

  • 29 May, 1pm EST—Ethics & Trust in Cybersecurity
    Ms. Taylor Ownbey of Capitol Technology University will introduce students to ethical concepts in cybersecurity, as well as how trust is earned in the field. She will cover such areas as the real world impact of cybersecurity, both positive and negative, the CIA triad, and different conflicting ideologies and concepts within cybersecurity. Ms. Ownbey will discuss her experience working in cybersecurity, as a professional and undergraduate student concurrently, as well as how she prepared for the field whilst in high school. Click date/time for details and to sign up to attend.
    This online event is being conducted by The Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) as Cybersecurity Chats -- part of their special CCEI Cybersecurity Series with online chats for K-12 students, presented by cybersecurity professionals and experts. The series focuses on particular topics related to the High School Cybersecurity Curriculum Framework's "Big Ideas." General information on the series is here. If you wish to share your own cybersecurity/cryptology expertise, review the instructions here.

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Operation Overlord: OSS and the Battle for France

Saturday, 6 June 2020, marked the 76th anniversary of D-Day when more than 150,000 American and Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy to save the world from tyranny. The OSS Society produced an award-winning short documentary about D-Day: "Operation Overlord: OSS and the Battle for France" which tells the story of Allied special forces whose daring exploits changed the course of World War II. The film includes an introduction by The Honorable Leon Panetta. It was written and directed by Carl Colby, an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose father, William Colby, jumped into Nazi-occupied France as an OSS Jedburgh. The film's executive producer is Charles Pinck, The OSS Society's president.
Watch full documentary by clicking video above or the link here. Runs ~15 minutes.

Thursday, 4 June 2020, noon – 12:30pm EDT - Virtual - "Words Matter: How We Talk About the Pandemic" is topic of this discussion hosted by Georgetown University Press et al.

Georgetown University Professor in the department of linguistics Deborah Tannen on Words Matter: How We Talk About the Pandemic.
We encourage you to submit your thoughts and questions ahead of time via social media using #BooksforaBetterWorld and tagging us on Facebook and Twitter.
Register for the event here or to view other upcoming Georgetown University Press virtual events.

Upcoming virtual (and a few live, post-quarantine) events at the International Spy Museum. Click here to explore and register for upcoming Spy Museum virtual events for June 2020. All virtual events require pre-registration.

Thursday, 4 June 2020, noon - Virtual - WWII Escape and Evasion with Phil Froom by International Spy Museum

FREE! Registration Required.
We all want to escape from our pandemic shutdown, but what was it like to make a real escape as an Allied POW in WWII? Join us online for a discussion of the clever and dangerous lengths people went to escape the likes of Colditz or Stalag IX-B. Spy Museum Advisory Board Member, Phil Froom and Spy Museum Curator of Special Exhibits, Dr. Alexis Albion will explore the secret organizations, creative minds, and ingenious devices created to elude wartime capture.
More info or to register here.

4 June 2020, 2pm EST—Cybersecurity Principles & Career Experiences from the "Queen of Codes". Ms. Eileen Buckholtz of Technology Concepts will introduce the students to the Queens of Code - the National Security Agency's computing women and how they contributed to early technology development and the national defense—a secret they've kept for over 50 years. She will relate her stories to "Code Girls" and "Hidden Figures," and how their mission and technology helped provide critical information to the president, key decision makers, and the military. She will explain why Queens of Code and other women should be included in computing history. Ms. Buckholtz will be joined by a fellow Queen of Codes, Ms. Maureen McHugh who will share her story. Click date/time for more details and to attend.
This online event is being conducted by The Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) as Cybersecurity Chats -- part of their special CCEI Cybersecurity Series with online chats for K-12 students, presented by cybersecurity professionals and experts. The series focuses on particular topics related to the High School Cybersecurity Curriculum Framework's "Big Ideas." General information on the series is here. If you wish to share your own cybersecurity/cryptology expertise, review the instructions here.

Access all upcoming Spy Museum events directly from their website: https://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/upcoming/1/

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 5-6 pm EDT - The Magic of Spying with Peter Wood
Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 5:30 - 6:30 pm EDT - Virtual Spy Trivia
Thursday, 11 June 2020, noon-1 EDT - Curator's Corner: Malcolm W. Nance
Thursday, 11 June 2020, 5:30 pm EDT - Spies & Spymasters – Real Life "Americans" with the Barsky Family
Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 5:30 - 6:30 EDT - Virtual Spy Trivia
Thursday, 18 June 2020, noon - 1 p.m. EDT - Virtual Spy Chat with Chris Costa
Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 5-6 pm EDT - The Magic of Spying with Peter Wood
Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 5:30 pm EDT - Virtual Spy Trivia
Thursday, 25 June 2020, noon EDT - Curator's Corner: The Spy Writers You Love to Read

Canceled - Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 1130 - Albuquerque, NM - AFIO New Mexico Chapter

AFIO BulletDue to Covid-19 virus concerns, the June 10th, meeting is canceled. We will be on our normal Summer Hiatus during July and Aug, then resume our meetings on September 9th. 2020.
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. A link to a map for this location is on our chapter website: www.afionm.org.

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, 18 June 2020, 6 pm EDT/3pm PDT/noon HST - virtual - Naval Intelligence Professionals Hear RADM Mike Studeman

The NIP June Virtual Speaker Series features GUEST SPEAKER: Rear Admiral Mike Studeman, Director for Intelligence, J2, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. His topic will be: "Dynamics of Great Power Competition"
AGENDA:
• RDML (Ret.) Cothron welcoming remarks and introduction of RADM Studeman
• RADM Studeman's remarks
• Q & A moderated by CAPT (Ret.) Bob Allen: Please email questions before or during teleconference to: bob_allen36@hotmail.com
Format: Teleconference; Dial in: (425) 436-6200; Access Code: 571920.
(Please sign beginning 15 min prior to start; do not choose "host," and mute your phone.)

22 June 2020 - LIVE - International Spy Museum has reopened to visitors. Click image below to explore exhibits and ticketing.

Thursday, 25 June 2020, noon-1:15 PST - virtual - AFIO Los Angeles Dr Patrick Roberts, Rand Corp, on "How Should AI Be Governed?"

AFIO BulletThe Los Angeles Chapter has an interesting topic that will be of great concern as the chapter moves forward in the future, presented by Dr. Patrick Roberts a political scientist at the RAND Corporation. "How Should Artificial Intelligence Be Governed?"
Dr. Patrick S. Roberts is a political scientist at the RAND Corporation, with a focus on homeland security, disasters, nuclear nonproliferation, and the policy process. Roberts is the author of Disasters and the American State: How Politicians, Bureaucrats, and the Public Prepare for the Unexpected (Cambridge, 2013). He has published in a variety of scholarly and popular journals, including an essay proposing to use AI for Peace and another op-ed on the Catholic Church's interventions in AI ethics.
TO PARTICIPATE: You still need to RSVP your attendance to AFIO_LA@yahoo.com and I will then forward you passcodes and additional information as to the platform that we will use as we approach the meeting date. Look forward to your attendance!
Questions: Vincent Autiero, President, AFIO-Los Angeles Chapter, 5651 W Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045; afio_la@yahoo.com.

Thursday, 25 June 2020, noon – 12:30pm EDT - Virtual - "Russian Cyber Operations in a Year of Crisis" is topic of this discussion hosted by Georgetown University Press et al.

US Naval Postgraduate School Lecturer Scott Jasper on Russian Cyber Operations in a Year of Crisis.
We encourage you to submit your thoughts and questions ahead of time via social media using #BooksforaBetterWorld and tagging us on Facebook and Twitter.
Register for the event here or to view other upcoming Georgetown University Press virtual events.

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 1 - 2:30 p.m. EDT - Virtual - Virtual Fireside Chat on Improving Cyber-Oriented Education

The Cyber Center for Education & Innovation (CCEI) is partnering with the National Cyber Group, DreamPort, and Whiteford Taylor Preston to host a suite of esteemed panelists during a virtual Fireside Chat . During the event, you'll hear from CSC Commissioners, as well as Diane M. Janosek, Commandant for the National Cryptologic School, NSA, and additional Industry Leaders, as we discuss the Cyberspace Solarium Commission's 2020 Report, its educational aspects, and the opportunities for and challenges to making meaningful and sustainable progress toward improving cyber-oriented education.


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Click here to explore and register for upcoming Spy Museum virtual events for July 2020. All virtual events require pre-registration.

Thursday, 2 July 2020, noon - 1 pm EDT - Virtual - "Race in the Intelligence Field" - Curator's Corner hosted by the International Spy Museum

Listen in on a candid discussion with intelligence professionals (Darrell Blocker, Cassandra Chandler, Melvin Gamble, and Malcolm Nance) about how they have encountered the issue of race in the intelligence community during their intense careers which have weathered both conscious and unconscious racism. FREE!

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 2 - 3 pm EDT - Virtual - CISA Webinar on COVID-19 Response: Lessons Learned on Cybersecurity and Resilience in a Pandemic

CISA - Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency asks that you join them, the Regional Consortium Coordinating Council, and the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Coordinating Council for a webinar on cybersecurity and resilience lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has forced state and local governments to rapidly change how they operate and adapt to a volatile new environment. Next Wednesday, join state, local, and federal government officials as they discuss lessons learned thus far about securing our communities during a pandemic -- including protecting our remote workforce and defending against cyber criminals and phishing campaigns.
Registration required. Please do so here.

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 6 pm EDT - Teleconference - NIP July 2020 Virtual Speaker Series features Scott Bray, DD Naval Intelligence

Naval Intelligence Professionals host Scott W. Bray, Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence (N2N6I) and Director, Naval Intelligence Activity, for this Teleconference. The topic is: "A Senior Leader perspective on returning to Naval Intelligence from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the role and mission of the Naval Intelligence Activity."
Bray's biography is here.
AGENDA: • RDML (Ret.) Cothron welcoming remarks and introduction of Mr. Bray; • Mr. Bray's remarks; • Q & A moderated by CAPT (Ret.) Bob Allen: Please email questions before or during teleconference to: bob_allen36@hotmail.com.
TIMES: 1800/6PM EDT; 1500/3PM PDT; 1200/12PM HST
Format: Teleconference
Dial in: (425) 436-6200
Access Code: 571920
(Please sign in beginning 15 min prior to start; do not choose "host," and MUTE your phone.)

27 July 2020, Spy Camp 2020: Session 1, 9 am - 3 pm

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Upcoming virtual (and a few live, post-quarantine) events at the International Spy Museum. Click here to explore and register for upcoming Spy Museum virtual events for August 2020. All virtual events require pre-registration.

Upcoming virtual (and a few live, post-quarantine) events at the International Spy Museum. Click event to explore and register for event. All virtual events require pre-registration.

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Thursday, 3 September 2020, 1130 am CDT - Virtual Zoom - AFIO San Antonio TX Chapter Presentation on Communist China by John Franklin

AFIO BulletThe San Antonio Chapter will again use the Zoom meeting software and will feature a presentation on Communist China and its growth to a world power. The material covers the changes in the communist party's leadership and their ascendancy to a global power. The Chinese military is a part of the Chinese Communist Party. The presentation discusses the party's goals for regional domination and their future goals for global domination. Attendees will learn about the "little blue men," Chinese space operations and anti-satellite weapons, the BeiDou global navigation system, the Chinese Space Stations, and when is an underwater rock a part of nation building.

Contact John Franklin at SATXAFIO@gmail.com for additional information and to be invited to Zoom meeting.

Upcoming virtual (and a few live, post-quarantine) events at the International Spy Museum. Click here to explore and register for upcoming Spy Museum virtual events for September 2020. All virtual events require pre-registration.

Saturday, 19 September 2020 - Zoom Virtual - The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History 75th Anniversary Event

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History presents a virtual symposium focusing on the 75th Anniversary of the ending of WWII. This virtual event will provide an understanding of the Manhattan Project and its implications on the Pacific conflict and following Cold War issues. The panels of distinguished guests will consider current and future concerns and create a public dialogue regarding a path forward for our world and defense concerns.
"They Changed Our World; The 75th Anniversary of World War II and the Use of Atomic Weapons Virtual Symposium" will take place via Zoom Webinar
Two panel sessions will take place, one from 8:30-10:30 am and the second from 10:45 am-1:00 pm. Guests are welcome to register for one or both panel sessions, and advanced registration is required.
One panel session is $25 or both panel sessions are $40 when purchased together.
More Info Here. Museum members and students receive a discount where one panel session is $15 or both panel sessions are $25 when purchased together. Students must provide their valid student email address to receive discount.

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, Noon EDT - Virtual - Briefing Presidential Candidates in an Election Year - A Joint Conference

Participate in a joint program hosted by the Council on Intelligence Issues (CII) and the International Spy Museum as they discuss an important election year matter: "Intelligence Challenges in an Election Year: Briefing Presidential Candidates."

Before a candidate is sworn in as President, the intelligence community provides classified intelligence briefings to candidates during the campaign and to a president-elect during the transition. These briefings are the first step for the IC to "get to know the President" and help shape a new President's Daily Brief, or PDB, which will be delivered only after the election.
Join the following speakers for a discussion of this historic election briefing practice. The panel and issues to be discussed are:

MODERATOR: Dr. Mark Lowenthal, former Assistant DCI for Analysis and Production and author of Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy.
Panelists:
Peter Clement
, Chief of CIA's Presidential Transition Team (2008); PDB daily briefer for Vice-President Cheney, NSC Adviser Rice, and Deputy NSC Adviser Hadley (2003-2004);
Dawn Eilenberger, former Deputy Director of National Intelligence and Assistant DNI for Policy & Strategy, Office of the DNI, she managed DNI's intelligence community's Presidential transition effort (2016);
John McLaughlin, former Deputy Director and Acting Director of Central Intelligence (2000-2004), he provided briefings to candidates, presidents-elect, and to sitting and former presidents; and
John Moseman, previously Chief of Staff, Director of Central Intelligence; CIA Director of Congressional Affairs, served as Senior Advisor to the DNI's Transition Teams for the 2008, 2012 and 2016 elections.

The issues to be discussed are:
• How does the intelligence community prepare for these briefings?
• How have these briefings changed or differed over time?
• Do candidates get "the good stuff"?
• And more.
Q&As will be welcomed.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Tickets are free but all are required to preregister at the link below.
REGISTER HERE

Thurs - Fri, 24-25 September 2020 - Webex Virtual - Two-Day Conference on "Agents of Change: Driving a More Diverse and Capable Intelligence Community" - hosted by Harvard University

Agents of Change: Driving a More Diverse and Capable Intelligence Community is the theme of this two-day conference co-hosted by the Intelligence and Cyber Projects at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
The conference will take place over two consecutive mornings, with the first day focusing on identifying and understanding the current state of, and the opportunities and issues surrounding diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DIB) in the IC; and the second focused on developing and discussing innovative solutions to these issues. We will convene senior leadership in the USIC, current and former intelligence officers, and leaders in the private sector and academia to facilitate a honest, open, and productive conversations.
This conference is virtual, open to public participation
To explore this event, see speakers, or register, use this link.

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 1800/6PM EDT; 1500/3PM PDT; 1200/12PM HST - Virtual - NIP September 2020 Virtual Speaker Series

Hold the date. Format: (New!) Planned – Video Conference (Go to Meeting)
Video conference details to be provided in follow up email no later than week of 14 September
GUEST SPEAKER: Ms. B. Lynn Wright, Former Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence (N2N6I) and Director, Naval Intelligence Activity and Independent Consultant, TS Pilgrim, LLC
TOPIC: "Reflections on the evolution of Naval Intelligence from the Global War on Terror to the Era of Great Power Competition: Constants and Disconnects"
AGENDA: • RDML (Ret.) Cothron welcoming remarks and introduction of Ms. Wright; • Ms. Wright's remarks; • Q & A moderated by CAPT (Ret.) Bob Allen: Please wait until called upon to present your questions. If you wish, please email questions before or during video conference to: bob_allen36@hotmail.com and they will be presented.

Sunday, 27 September 2020, 2 PM EDT - Virtual Zoom - In the Shadows: The Secret, Intense Struggle to Mount a Second Berlin Airlift in 1961 - presentation by Colonel. G. H. "Hork" Dimon (USAF, ret.) for the Cold War Museum

Have you ever heard of the "The Second Berlin Airlift"—a time when preparations for which caused the Cold War to grow hot, Americans to be killed, and aircraft and equipment to be blown up? Probably not, for it occurred in the shadows as all eyes were focused on the Autumn 1961 Crisis when the Berlin Wall went up. Also probably not because the unadvertised Soviet plans for another Berlin blockade—and the backbreaking effort to prevent it—never made the news then and, indeed, it is hard to find any record of that effort today.
This is the 35th in a series of presentations sponsored by the Museum featuring expert eyewitnesses to significant Cold War events and activities.

For full event description, speaker bio, and other information, use this event link.
Cost: $20, 100% of which is a contribution to the Cold War Museum.

Location: Online Only. Registration required. Eventbrite ticket buyers will receive a link to the virtual room on the Zoom platform where this event will take place. They are recording the whole event, including the Q&A, for the Museum's archives.
For more information and ticketing on Eventbrite, please click here.

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1 Oct 2020, 11:30 a.m. CST - Virtual - "Inside the Concrete Jungle: Interrogating Terrorists with the Prison System" - theme of this virtual event by the AFIO San Antonio, TX Chapter

AFIO BulletThis presentation will focus on the nuances of interrogating terrorists within prisons, both domestically and overseas. Delineating between interrogations in an open setting and that of confinement, the presenter will discuss the challenges and benefits of that within a prison system. Further, the presenter will discuss the latest developments of using 'clean' interrogation teams in the war on terrorism. Presentation by Brig Barker.
Meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. Central Standard Time. If already a SA Chapter Member, mark your calendar. You will be sent a link for the online presentation prior to the meeting. If not a member, contact President John Franklin johntf3@gmail.com.
There is no charge to attend these meetings.

1 to 29 October 2020, 6:30 - 7:30 pm EDT - Virtual Event - The OSS Society hosts An "Oh So Social" Conversation Series Celebrating the OSS' 75-Year Legacy

Hear leading figures from the Intelligence and Special Operations Communities discuss critical national security issues.
The OSS Society is hosting a month-long series of conversations throughout October with some of the leading figures from the Intelligence and Special Operations Communities to celebrate the Office of Strategic Services' 75-year legacy. They will be moderated by Dr. Michael Vickers who served as the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. Each event will include a unique OSS-themed libation presented by cocktail historian and noted author Philip Greene who has served as The OSS Society's bartender at The William J. Donovan Award® Dinner for many years. We are calling it an "Oh So Social" Conversation Series. (During World War II, so many OSS personnel were listed in the Social Register it was said the initials "O.S.S." really stood for "Oh So Social.")

Upon buying a series pass, you will receive access to five consecutive events throughout the month of October. Twenty-four hours prior to each event, you will receive an email from ohsosocial@osssociety.org that will contain a unique private link for the event. Speakers' biographies, articles related to the topic of discussion and the recipe for the evening's highlighted drink will also be emailed to you and are available on the event page after you register. Your registration is valid for the entire five-part series. Tickets purchased after the first event are not discounted and no refunds are available after purchase.

Program:
Moderated by the Hon. Michael G. Vickers
1 October 2020: A Third Special Operations Forces Revolution -- Colonels David Maxwell USA Ret., Mark Mitchell USA, Ret. & Keith Nightingale USA, Ret.
8 October 2020: Current & Future State of SOF -- Adm. Eric Olson, USN (Ret.)
15 October 2020: INR75: The Bureau of Intelligence & Research -- The Hon. Ellen McCarthy, Asst. Secretary of State for INR
22 October 2020: The Future of Intelligence -- Michael Morell, former Acting Director of CIA
29 October 2020: OSS75: Its Legacy & Lessons -- Sec. Robert Gates, Sec. Leon Panetta, Adm. William McRaven, USN (Ret.) & Gen. David Petraeus, USA (Ret.)
Special Cocktail Presentations by noted author & cocktail historian Philip Greene

All Online Event. Fee - $250 – $1,000. No Refunds
To Attend or explore more about this event, do so here.

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 12 noon - Virtual Zoom - The "Andre Le Gallo" San Francisco Chapter hosts Rear Admiral John Bitoff, U.S. Navy (ret) on Restoring Civility to Our Public Discourse

AFIO BulletRear Admiral John Bitoff will address what many perceive as the rise of incivility in America. Through the lens of history, he looks at the root causes of the corrosion of manners, and of downright meanness, and he considers why the virtues of humility and kindness seem to be on the wane.

The admiral extols civility by recounting military stories and personal anecdotes, and exploring the writings of philosophers, writers, scientists and leaders. His experience in leading men and women in difficult circumstances, of service in the highest level of the military, and his efforts in the field of international relations - particularly arms control - make him especially well-suited to address the topical subject of civility.

Rear Admiral John Bitoff, U.S. Navy (ret), has commanded destroyers, the master training base of the Atlantic Fleet, the Combat Logistics Ships in the Pacific Fleet, served as Executive Assistant to the Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff, integrated women aboard U.S. Third Fleet ships, and implemented a Nuclear Forces Treaty with the Soviet Union. He also carried the last Olympic Torch out of San Francisco onto the Golden Gate Bridge for the 1996 Summer Games.

His talk on Civility arises from these life experiences, and is most timely in today's world.

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 4 - 5:30 PM EDT - Webinar and Livestreamed Facebook - "Chinese Communist Espionage" with Dr. Matthew Brazil at this Institute of World Politics free Event

You are cordially invited to an Asia Initiative Lecture Series (AILS) webinar presentation on the topic: Chinese Communist Espionage with Dr. Matthew Brazil.
Hitherto, almost all writings about Beijing's espionage and influence operations have focused on individual cases that shed little light on the actual nature of China's organs of state security. Dr. Matthew Brazil will speak about how he and his co-author researched original sources in Chinese and unearthed new insights into Beijing's most secret operations at home and abroad.

Speaker: Matt Brazil is a non-resident Fellow at The Jamestown Foundation. He worked in Asia for over 20 years as a U.S. Army officer, American diplomat, and corporate security manager. He is the co-author of Chinese Communist Espionage: An Intelligence Primer (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, Nov 2019), which can be found in hardcover and Kindle versions here.

More information on the book and this topic may be viewed here. The author's compendium of espionage terms in Chinese and photos from the world of Chinese Communist espionage may be seen here.

More information on this free virtual event or to Register, do so here.

15 October 2020, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST - Virtual Go-To-Meeting - "Challenges Facing Cyber Intelligence" - Topic of AFIO Los Angeles Chapter Meeting

AFIO BulletThe AFIO L.A. Chapter will hold its next virtual meeting on featuring guest speaker Prof. Al Lewis discussing "Challenges Facing Cyber Intelligence."
Al Lewis is currently a doctoral candidate in Strategic Intelligence in the School of Security and Global Studies at the American Military University. His primary areas of research includes the role of the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) within state-sponsored cyber conflict and advocacy for ethics in cyberspace. Al is an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University where he teaches Cyber Threat, Policy, & Strategy to graduate students in the Elliott School of International Affairs. Additionally, Al currently oversees the Cybersecurity Operations Center of Boeing, the world's largest aerospace and defense company. Before that he served as a Special Agent in the Secret Service where he conducted International cybercrime investigations, computer forensics, and executive protection operations. Lastly, Al served in the United States Marine Corps, as a Force Reconnaissance Platoon Commander, conducting deep reconnaissance and direct actions missions around the world
We look forward to your attendance, and if any of your members would like to attend, please feel free to let them know we welcome their participation.
Virtual Platform: Go To Meeting
RSVP For Meeting Link: AFIO_LA@yahoo.com.

Friday, 16 October 2020, 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. EDT - Virtual Go-to-Meeting - NIP 2020 Annual General Membership and BoD Meeting

The 2020 NIP Annual General Membership and BoD Meeting will be held virtually from 1030-1130 EDT on Friday, 16 October, and is open to all NIP members. Results of voting for NIP Board members and officers will be announced and we will provide a report on NIP finances, Foundation efforts and other NIP initiatives.
We'll take a break from 11:30 to 12:30 EDT at which time VADM Jeff Trussler and RADM Kelly Aeschbach will provide an update on Naval Intelligence until 13:15.
Your comments and observations on this first ever NIP virtual general membership meeting are appreciated and may be sent to naval.intelligence.pros@gmail.com
NIP Members may attend the meeting through the Go To Meeting video conference software or simply dial in for audio. We'll start the conference up at 1000 EDT and leave it open until 1330. Link and instructions for connecting are below.
Go To Meeting Conferencing Instructions:
Join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/874144765
You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)
United States: +1 (872) 240-3311
- One-touch: tel:+18722403311,,874144765#
Access Code: 874-144-765
New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/874144765
More details at NIP website.

22 October 2020, 1 pm EST - Virtual - NCMF General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium

Join our colleagues at the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation for their first virtual General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium. The theme of the program is "A Virtual Afternoon at the Museum." For those who do not live in the DC-MD-VA area, this is the perfect opportunity for you to attend the October Meeting/Program AND explore the Museum!
This year's program features a virtual Museum tour, Foundation and Museum updates, and a keynote presentation by Dr. Michael Warner, U.S. Cyber Command Historian and Lt. Col. John Childress, USA. Warner and Childress will speak on themes from their recent book The Use of Force for State Power: History and Future. The book was published in 2020 by Palgrave Macmillan and is also available via Kindle.

*** The program will be free, but registration is required. Stay tuned for the opening of registration and for details on how to view the virtual program. A recording of the program will be made available on our website at a later date.

CANCELED: Friday, 23 October 2020, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Tysons, VA - AFIO National Fall Luncheon features Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, and Author, former Post reporter Stephen Vogel

Saturday, 24 October 2020, 5:30 p.m. - Washington, DC - Save the Date! PenFed Foundation's 2020 Night of Heroes Gala

PUT ON CALENDAR AND HOLD THE DATE: The Pentagon Federal (PenFed Credit Union) Foundation will be hosting their spectacular Night of Heroes Gala on Saturday, 24 October 2020 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C. Last year's annual gala raised over $1.5 million and honored children of military families.
VIP Reception at 5:30 PM
General Reception and Silent Auction at 6:00 PM
Location: The Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, D.C.
Attire: Black Tie or Military Dress
RSVP: October 2, 2020
Click here to learn more or sponsor a table.

1 to 29 October 2020, 6:30 - 7:30 pm EDT - Virtual Event - The OSS Society hosts An "Oh So Social" Conversation Series Celebrating the OSS' 75-Year Legacy

Hear leading figures from the Intelligence and Special Operations Communities discuss critical national security issues.
The OSS Society is hosting a month-long series of conversations throughout October with some of the leading figures from the Intelligence and Special Operations Communities to celebrate the Office of Strategic Services' 75-year legacy. They will be moderated by Dr. Michael Vickers who served as the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. Each event will include a unique OSS-themed libation presented by cocktail historian and noted author Philip Greene who has served as The OSS Society's bartender at The William J. Donovan Award® Dinner for many years. We are calling it an "Oh So Social" Conversation Series. (During World War II, so many OSS personnel were listed in the Social Register it was said the initials "O.S.S." really stood for "Oh So Social.")

Upon buying a series pass, you will receive access to five consecutive events throughout the month of October. Twenty-four hours prior to each event, you will receive an email from ohsosocial@osssociety.org that will contain a unique private link for the event. Speakers' biographies, articles related to the topic of discussion and the recipe for the evening's highlighted drink will also be emailed to you and are available on the event page after you register. Your registration is valid for the entire five-part series. Tickets purchased after the first event are not discounted and no refunds are available after purchase.

Program:
Moderated by the Hon. Michael G. Vickers
1 October 2020: A Third Special Operations Forces Revolution -- Colonels David Maxwell USA Ret., Mark Mitchell USA, Ret. & Keith Nightingale USA, Ret.
8 October 2020: Current & Future State of SOF -- Adm. Eric Olson, USN (Ret.)
15 October 2020: INR75: The Bureau of Intelligence & Research -- The Hon. Ellen McCarthy, Asst. Secretary of State for INR
22 October 2020: The Future of Intelligence -- Michael Morell, former Acting Director of CIA
29 October 2020: OSS75: Its Legacy & Lessons -- Sec. Robert Gates, Sec. Leon Panetta, Adm. William McRaven, USN (Ret.) & Gen. David Petraeus, USA (Ret.)
Special Cocktail Presentations by noted author & cocktail historian Philip Greene

All Online Event. Fee - $250 – $1,000. No Refunds
To Attend or explore more about this event, do so here.

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5 Nov 2020, 11:30 a.m. CST - Virtual - "Current U.S. Immigration Issues" - theme of this virtual event by the AFIO San Antonio, TX Chapter

AFIO BulletU.S. immigration policy was one of the first discussed by the U.S. Congress in 1790 and began our long history of immigration laws for the United States of America. Our current immigration policy stems from landmark legislation of 1952 with the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), and has been amended significantly seventeen times since and shaped by Presidential executive orders.
Family reunification, labor supply, and humanitarian issues are the main basis of our current immigration policy while immigration enforcement seeks the restriction to those who merit entry and residence here in this great country.
This will be a short overview of selected current immigration issues. Presented by Fred Schellenberg.

Meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. Central Standard Time. If already a SA Chapter Member, mark your calendar. You will be sent a link for the online presentation prior to the meeting. If not a member, contact President John Franklin johntf3@gmail.com.
There is no charge to attend these meetings.

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 2300/11PM BST; 1800/6PM EST; 1500/3PM PST; 1100/11AM HST - Virtual - NIP September 2020 Virtual Speaker Series

Video Conference (Go to Meeting)
GUEST SPEAKER: Mr. Matt Zullo, Retired U.S. Navy Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Master Chief, CTICM (SS), and author of the book series "The U.S. Navy's On the Roof Gang", tracing the origins of the Navy's radio intelligence organization in the interwar and early years of WWII
TOPIC: "The On The Roof Gang" – The History of the Navy's Cryptologic Pioneers.
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone at this link. You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (872) 240-3311 Access Code: 507-949-765 As always, please mute your device/phone.
AGENDA: • RDML (Ret.) Cothron, NIP Chairman, welcoming remarks. • Introduction to the new NIP READBOOK publication by CDR (Ret.) Sue Himes, NIP Editor. • Introduction of CTICM (Ret.) Matt Zullo and discussion (slide presentation) • Q & A encouraged throughout the presentation moderated by CAPT (Ret.) Bob Allen. - Please ask your questions in the GoToMeeting chat window or email your questions in advance/during the video conference to: bob_allen36@hotmail.com. Questions will be presented to by the moderator in stride

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3 Dec 2020, 11:30 a.m. CST - Virtual - "Lessons Learned from 25 Years in Counter-Terrorism" - CIA Operations Officer Bob Dougherty at this San Antonio, TX Chapter virtual event

AFIO BulletIn the short presentation "Lessons Learned from 25 Years in Counter-Terrorism," veteran CIA operations officer Bob Dougherty utilizes real-world examples from his long operational career with the Agency to illustrate some major lessons he learned throughout his time in the field focused on Counter-Terrorism. Some of these lessons were learned the hard way, and some were taught and demonstrated to him by fellow CIA officers.

Meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. Central Standard Time. If already a SA Chapter Member, mark your calendar. You will be sent a link for the online presentation prior to the meeting. If not a member, contact President John Franklin johntf3@gmail.com.
There is no charge to attend these meetings.

Sunday, 6 December 2020, 2-3:30 pm - Virtual - Cold War Museum hosts presentation by Jonna Mendez, former CIA Chief of Disguise on "Evading the Best: How We Learned to Conduct Successful Intelligence Operations in Cold War Moscow."

The Cold War Museum invites you to attend a presentation by Jonna Mendez, former CIA Chief of Disguise on "Evading the Best: How We Learned to Conduct Successful Intelligence Operations In Cold War Moscow."
Jonna Mendez will talk about her 2019 book, The Moscow Rules, written with her husband Tony Mendez of ARGO fame, with Matt Baglio. The book discusses the CIA's rules of comportment when working on the streets of Moscow, which was perhaps the most difficult environment in the world in which to conduct intelligence operations during the Cold War, given the KGB's high level of competence and surveillance manpower. She will also talk about her next book, being drafted during this quarantine period, a memoir of her career overseas as a female CIA technical operations officer. And she has indicated that she'll tell us some interesting stories about situations where identity changes via disguise have helped solve difficult problems in intelligence operations in the field.
Jonna Mendez is a retired CIA officer with 27 years of service. During her career she lived overseas undercover on multiple assignments, serving tours of duty in Europe, South Asia, and the Far East.
This is the 38th in a series of presentations sponsored by the Museum featuring eyewitnesses to, and other experts on, significant Cold War events and activities.
Cost: $20, 100% of which is a contribution to the Cold War Museum.
ONLINE ONLY. Eventbrite ticket buyers will receive a link to the virtual room on the Zoom platform where this event will take place. We are recording the whole event, including the Q&A, for the Museum's archives.
Information and Tickets here.
Questions: jason@coldwar.org

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 12 noon PST - Virtual via Zoom - The "Andre Le Gallo" San Francisco Chapter hosts Farhad Mansourian on The Islamic Republic of Iran and the new United States Administration

AFIO BulletThis meeting will be conducted via Zoom.

Farhad Mansourian is a former anti-terrorist officer in the Iranian Imperial Army at the time when Islamic Fundamentalists were attempting to overthrow the 2500 year old Monarchy in Iran. Upon the fall of the Shah of Iran, Mr. Mansourian escaped to the United States where he has remained active and in close contact with current Iranian & Middle East events.

Mr. Mansourian has provided high level analysis on Iranian, Middle Eastern and Islamic issues for local, state and numerous federal agencies including the Pentagon, the White House, Pacific Region Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), DEA and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, California. He is the author of many articles published in a variety of national and international publications and numerous radio and television appearances.

Mr. Mansourian brings a unique hands-on and insightful perspectives on the latest events in the Middle East. Some of the topics presented will include: the decision making process in the Islamic Republic of Iran; the role of security and intelligence agencies in that process; upcoming June 2021 Presidential election in Iran, The Biden Administration, The Trump Administration arms deal; what the Iranian leaders say, what they hope for and what the Iranian people want.

Thursday, 17 December 2020 - Annapolis Junction, MD - Anniversary of National Cryptologic Museum Opening to Public

17 Dec 1993: The National Cryptologic Museum opened to the public. Read about the Museum's History.

Did you know that ....It was captured Axis cryptographic equipment that became the basis for a small and little known Research and Development Museum collection (RDM) that was the NCM's precursor?

William F. Friedman and Lambros Callimahos (who set up his own makeshift office museum) originally cared for the equipment. Then in 1970, Earl J. Coates, NSA's first curator, set up museum-like exhibits in the lobby of NSA headquarters.

When the old Colony 7 Motel adjacent to NSA was purchased in the spring of 1990, Vice Admiral William O. Studeman, then-Agency director, was the first to suggest it be used as an NSA-operated museum.

The Museum initially opened on 15 July 1993 for NSA employees and families, as well as members of the Intelligence Community. But once the Museum opened to the public in December 1993, media interest and attendance boomed. Requests for interviews poured in and stories appeared in outlets all over the world. About 10,000 visitors stopped by that first year, a remarkable number considering the museum's furtive beginning. The photo shown here is of the Museum in 1993 when it was a one-room open exhibit area.

Check out the plans for the new museum and Cyber Center for Education and Innovation.

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