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THIS IS A LIST OF PRIOR EVENTS in 2023

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18 January 2023, 6 - 8:15 pm ET - Atlanta, GA - AFIO Atlanta Chapter Holiday Party/Banquet. Speaker FBI Agent Dell Spry on Mole Hunting

AFIO BulletPlease see the invitation here for our upcoming Holiday Party / Banquet to be held Wednesday, 18 January 2023 at 6:00pm. From 6:00 - 6:15 we will have a check-in and social period, and around 6:20 we'll start taking seats and begin the program.

This event will be strictly in-person, no virtual / VTC component will be offered. Our very own Atlanta member, famed FBI Special Agent Marvin O. "Dell" Spry will be our keynote speaker. Over his career as a supervisory special agent, Dell was decorated by many foreign governments, by the Directors of the CIA and FBI, and is best known as the lead investigator who personally caught and cuffed Aldrich Ames.
WHAT: AFIO ATL 2023 Holiday Banquet
WHEN: Wed, January 18, 6:00pm - 8:15pm
WHERE: Grand China Atlanta Address: 2905 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Please see the invitation for RSVP instructions and further details.
As a side note for our chapter members, since we will reinstate collecting dues in 2023 to launch the website and continue hosting zoom meetings, etc., we can collect dues in person via cash or check (G. N. Miller), or via Venmo to @AFIOATLANTA, or via Zelle at 770-876-4884.
RSVP by 16 January to Grant at grant@afioatlanta.com
Please let Brian Hooper, Chapter President, know if you have questions.

Saturday, 21 January 2023, 2 pm ET - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine hosts Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discussing Enemies, Near and Far, Foreign and Domestic: How the U.S. is Confronting the Challenges of International and Domestic Terrorism.

AFIO BulletOver the past decade, the terrorist threat has definitively evolved. National security professionals voice increasing concerns about polarization and domestic violent extremist movements, while evidence ranging from Afghanistan to Africa suggests that the threat of jihadism that occupied the U.S. for more than two decades is anything but dead. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, an internationally recognized expert on jihadist terrorism, was also the author of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's 2019 Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence, an acclaimed document that reoriented the Department's focus to recognition of the rising domestic terrorist threat. He will provide a comprehensive account of current terrorist threats and what we should do to address them.
The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Program Center of the Brick Store Museum, 4 Dane Street, Kennebunk, Maine 04043. A Question and Answer period will follow the presentation. No reservations are required.

Tuesday, 24 January 2023, 2-3pm – Washington, DC – SPY with Me: Memory Loss Program – Virtual International Spy Museum Program

SPY with Me is an interactive virtual program for individuals living with dementia and their care partners. Join SPY as we use music and artifacts to explore some of our favorite spy stories. Programs last one hour and are held virtually through Zoom. Every month the same program is offered on two different dates. To register, please email Shana Oltmans at soltmans@spymuseum.org. Free but space is limited. Register here.

Wednesday, 25 January 2023, 6:30pm – Washington, DC – Operation Underworld with Matthew Black – Virtual International Spy Museum Program

After Pearl Harbor, Americans were traumatized by the event's sudden widescale death and destruction on US soil. When the second largest ship in the world, the SS Normandie, caught fire on the Hudson River and sank, many suspected sabotage. In the face of saboteurs, spies, and enemies of the state on the New York shoreline, the US Navy did the unthinkable and empowered the New York Mafia to help them patrol the New York City docks and act as informants. Journalist and crime historian Matthew Black has uncovered this clandestine coalition that brought homefront enemies together and ultimately succeeded in helping the Allies win World War II. Black will discuss his new book Operation Underworld: How the Mafia and US Government Teamed Up to Win World War II and how he came to uncover this hidden history. From Montauk to Sicily, from German garrisons to the halls of power in Washington, DC, with a side trip to Sing Sing, join us for an eye-opening evening and learn why "Lucky" Luciano was rumored to be up for a Congressional Medal of Honor! Support for this program has been provided by a generous grant from the Pritzker Military Foundation, on behalf of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. Program is free of charge but requires advanced registration here www.spymuseum.org.

Thursday, 26 January 2023, 7 pm PST - Virtual via Zoom - The AFIO Columbia River Chapter will be hosting Samuel Kaplan discussing China -- Trade and Supply Chain Management

AFIO BulletThe Columbia River Chapter will be hosting Samuel Kaplan as a virtual speaker. He will be giving a presentation on China and has decades of experience with both China trade and supply chain management. If you would like to attend please contact Carl Wege via email to attend this event: twege@ccga.edu.

Thursday, 26 January 2023, 2-3pm – Washington, DC – SPY with Me: Memory Loss Program – Virtual International Spy Museum Program

SPY with Me is an interactive virtual program for individuals living with dementia and their care partners. Join SPY as we use music and artifacts to explore some of our favorite spy stories. Programs last one hour and are held virtually through Zoom. Every month the same program is offered on two different dates. To register, please email Shana Oltmans at soltmans@spymuseum.org. Free but space is limited. Register here www.spymuseum.org.

Friday, 27 January 2023, 6:30-9:00pm – Washington, DC – Spy Fest: Tradecraft Try-Its – In Person International Spy Museum Program

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? Families are invited to find out how they measure up at the Museum's annual Spy Fest! Learn tradecraft from experts in the field and participate in spy skill challenges that will give KidSpy recruits and their handlers an insider's peek into the shadow world of spying—and who knows, there just may be a spy or two in your midst. Tickets for the general public - Youth (4-17): $25; Adults (18+): $30; Tickets for Members - Youth (4-17): $20; Adults (18+): $25. Museum admission is included in your ticket. All attendees must have a ticket available here www.spymuseum.org.

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UPCOMING EVENTS IN 2024 WILL BE HERE WHEN AVAILABLE


Programs Offered by External Organizations


The National Cryptologic Foundation VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

NCF Virtual Education Programs

Details on the Virtual Education Programs of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation are available here
Other NCF Events can be found here on NCF website here, and CCH website here.


NCF #CYBERCHATS - FOR THE K-12 COMMUNITY

Our #CyberChats are designed to promote cybersecurity education and inspire students to pursue a cyber-related career. NCF #CyberChats are hosted in our Nepris online classroom and also via Zoom. The Chats feature a wide variety of cyber experts and professionals, some who are NCF members. These dedicated professionals share their experiences, insights, advice, and resources with students, parents, and teachers. Chats on a specific topic are often specifically requested by classrooms across the U.S.


NCF CRYPTOLOGIC PROGRAMS (VIRTUAL)

The NCF hosts quarterly cryptologic programs, as well as an annual Membership Meeting & Symposium featuring guest speakers. We also partner with the NSA's Center for Cryptologic History in promoting various programs & lectures. During our Anniversary year (April 2021-April 2022), we are hosting a variety of additional special programs and talks, such as our kickoff event in April 2021 that featured a panel of former NSA directors.

In 2021, we began hosting virtual programs via Zoom. However, prior to that our programs were in person. If you are interested in seeing recaps and photos from those prior events, please visit the Quarterly Programs page or Membership Meeting & Symposium page.


NCF PARTNER PROGRAMS

The NCF's Education Program hosts Cybersecurity Events with the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), as well as other community partners.The programs highlight relevant cybersecurity topics and feature experts in the field. These events take multiple forms, to include webinars and special events at locations around the National Capitol Region.


NCF PARTICIPATION

Just as the NCF enjoys interviewing professionals and experts for our #CyberChats and Cryptologic Programs, our staff likewise enjoys the opportunity to be interviewed for other organizations' programs or podcasts regarding their experience and knowledge. 


For more information on in-person and virtual activities of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (cryptologicfoundation.org) [NCF], explore their website at https://cryptologicfoundation.org/


 


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