AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #26-20 dated 30 June 2020

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Research Requests, Obituaries, Jobs

Research Requests

Obituaries

Jobs

Section V - Events

Upcoming AFIO Events

Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others

For Additional AFIO and other Events two+ months or more... Calendar of Events 

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Series of Cryptologic Museum Webinars on Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Virtual Classroom
ONLINE CYBERSECURITY CHATS by the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation

The Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) have been conducting a series of Cybersecurity Chats as part of their special CCEI Cybersecurity Series. These online chats for K-12 students [but older ages would benefit, too], are presented by cybersecurity professionals and experts. General information on the series is here.

There are many online chats that follow and they may be found here.

If you wish to share your own cybersecurity/cryptology expertise, review the instructions here


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Special Items for our members:

Latest CIA Recruitment Video (mentioned in last week's Weekly Notes):

Discover the CIA: Your Nation is Counting on You
It only takes one new piece of foreign intelligence - and everything can change in an instant. Get a sneak peek at what it is like to work at the CIA, and discover how you can play a role in protecting our nation. Learn more about clandestine careers and other career opportunities with the CIA. Click image above to view June 2020 advertisement. Runs 1 minute.


INTO THE FOG: How Britain Lost Track of the Coronavirus: A Reuters Special Report by Stephen Grey et al.
To tackle the invisible virus, doctors and health specialists first needed to find it. But with few tests, little contact tracing and a government culture of secrecy, they lost sight of the enemy.
On Friday, Feb. 21, Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England, was in a cheerful mood. It was near the end of the school half-term holiday. He wrote on an official blog that there had been no new positive cases of the new coronavirus that week in the United Kingdom. It was a "testament," he said, "to the robust infection control measures" and the "diagnostic and testing work" at laboratories nationwide. Selbie, who joked when he took his then £185,000-a-year job in 2013 that his public health credentials could be fitted "on a postage stamp," headed a government agency with a mission to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. He was now facing an epochal one. Public Health England (PHE) is a cornerstone of the UK's state-run health system; Selbie reports directly to the government's health minister, Matt Hancock. [Article continues on Reuters, by Stephen Grey, Andrew MacAskill, Ryan McNeill, Steve Stecklow, Tommy Wilkes; 29 June 2020]


Winning without War: Educating Diplomats, Warriors and Spies!

Virtual Webinar Panel Discussion held 27 May 2020 by the Institute of World Politics
Never has the US faced so many external threats, each of which requires a full-range strategy — both hard and soft power — in order to preserve our freedom and prosperity while avoiding unnecessary armed conflict. At the same time, it is critical to build internal consensus based on our values and history. How can we ensure our military, State Department, Intelligence professionals, executive branch, and congressional leaders are prepared to deal with these complex challenges in the most prudent and effective manner? This webinar featured three of the nation's leading experts on national security strategy. The panelists are professors with extensive real-world experience developing and implementing policies to defend the Nation. Video runs ~60 minutes.


Executive Director Sought for Washington, DC "Teaching Site"
The Bush School of Government and Public Service of Texas A&M University

The Bush School of Government and Public Service of Texas A&M University invites applications for the full-time position of an Executive Director for its new Washington, D.C. teaching site where courses will be offered toward professional master's degrees in the fields of international affairs, and national security and intelligence. The executive director will lead the standup and subsequent operations of a fully-implemented Texas A&M teaching site, including managing the accreditation and licensing processes. The executive director will be responsible for all business and administrative operations, oversee academic operations and curriculum, and supervise faculty and staff at the site.
The position requires a candidate to have had at least ten years of management experience in the fields of government, higher education or equivalent areas. Candidates with a master's degree, J.D. or Ph. D. are preferred. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in the Washington policy world and demonstrated management skills in a policy and/or academic environment. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a vision of how to develop and grow professional master's degree programs in international affairs and national security geared toward government professionals and those aspiring to be government professionals. Teaching experience in an appropriate academic field is encouraged but not required. The Executive Director will report to the Dean of the Bush School.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and nature of the responsibilities of the position. The start date for this position will be as soon as available.
Applications should include a resume, letter of interest, and complete contact information for three references uploaded here.
Point of Contact: Ms. Rane Cunningham at bushschoolgbs-search@tamu.edu
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


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Newly Released, Overlooked, or Forthcoming Books

COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One
by Debora MacKenzie
(Hachette Books, June 2020)

Over the last 30 years of epidemics and pandemics, we learned nearly every lesson needed to stop this coronavirus outbreak in its tracks. We heeded almost none of them. The result is a pandemic on a scale never before seen in our lifetimes. Science journalist MacKenzie lays out the full story of how and why it happened: the previous viruses that should have prepared us, the shocking public health failures that paved the way, the failure to contain the outbreak, and most importantly, what we must do to prevent future pandemics.

Debora MacKenzie has been reporting on emerging diseases for more than three decades, and draws on that experience to explain how COVID-19 went from a potentially manageable outbreak (and was, in many countries other than the US and UK) to a global pandemic. Provides a history of the recent outbreaks, including SARS, MERS, H1N1, Zika, and Ebola, she gives a crash course in Epidemiology 101—how viruses spread and how pandemics end—and outlines the lessons we failed to learn from each past crisis. She walks us through the arrival and spread of COVID-19, making clear the steps that governments knew they could have taken to prevent or at least prepare for this. This pandemic might finally galvanize the world to take viruses seriously. But it requires political action of all kinds, globally, from governments, the scientific community, and individuals.

Book may be ordered here.


On Distant Service: The Life of the First U.S. Foreign Service Officer to Be Assassinated
by Susan M. Stein
(Potomac Books, July 2020)

On 18 July 1924, a mob in Tehran killed U.S. Foreign Service officer Robert Whitney Imbrie. His violent death, the first political murder in the history of the service, outraged the American people. Though Imbrie's loss briefly made him a cause célèbre, subsequent events quickly obscured his extraordinary life and career.

Stein tells his story. Imbrie rejected a legal career to volunteer as an ambulance driver during WWI and joined the State Department when the US entered the war. Assigned to Russia, he witnessed the October Revolution, fled ahead of a Bolshevik arrest order, and continued to track communist activity in Turkey even as the country's war of independence unfolded around him. His fateful assignment to Persia led to his death at age forty-one and set off political repercussions that cloud relations between the US and Iran to this day.

Book may be ordered here.



Guide to the Study of Intelligence and When Intelligence Made a Difference

"AFIO's Guide to the Study of Intelligence" has sold out in hard-copy.
However, it is available in digital form in its entirety on the AFIO website here.

Also available on the website here are the individual articles of AFIO's history project "When Intelligence Made a Difference" that have been published to date in The Intelligencer journal. More articles will be forthcoming in future editions.



Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Australia Ramps Up Cyber Spending After State-Backed Attacks. Australia unveiled the "largest-ever" boost in cybersecurity spending Tuesday, days after Prime Minister Scott Morrison spoke out about a wave of state-sponsored attacks suspected to have been carried out by China.

Morrison and government officials said the country would spend an additional Aus$1.35 billion ($928 million) on cybersecurity, around a 10 percent hike, taking the budget for the next decade to Aus$15 billion.

The largest chunk of the new money will help create 500 jobs within the Australian Signals Directorate, the government's communications intelligence agency. [Read more: AFP/30June2020]

Norwegian Found Guilty of Spying for Iran in Denmark.  Danish court on Friday sentenced a Norwegian citizen to seven years in jail after convicting him of spying for an Iranian intelligence service and complicity in a suspected plot to kill an Iranian Arab opposition figure in Denmark.

Mohammad Davoudzadeh Loloei, a 40-year-old Norwegian with Iranian heritage, was arrested in October 2018 after a major police operation in which Denmark temporarily closed its international borders.

For several days in late September that year, Loloei observed and took photos of the home of an Iranian exile in Denmark, as well as the streets and roads surrounding the home, Roskilde District Court said in a statement.

"The court found that the information was collected and passed on to a person working for an Iranian intelligence service, for use by the intelligence service's plans to kill the exile," the court said. [Read more: Reuters/26June2020]

Zimbabwe's Security Forces Sideline Government as Economy Crashes. Zimbabwe's security force leaders sidelined the nation's economic chiefs and forced the government to close the stock exchange and halt most mobile-money transactions, people familiar with the situation said.

The June 26 order that sought to stabilize the nation's currency came after pressure from the Joint Operations Command and was made without notifying the central bank, which regulates the mobile-money industry through which almost all of Zimbabwe's commerce takes place, the people said. They asked not to be identified because the role of the JOC hasn't been disclosed publicly.

The measure is further evidence that senior ruling party and military officials are growing impatient with the administration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Inflation has surged to 786%, the currency has crashed and the country is facing shortages of food and fuel.

The JOC includes officials from the military, police and secret service and is the highest body in terms of coordinating state security, though it doesn't usually pronounce on economic matters. It stepped in after deeming that Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube and central bank Governor John Mangudya failed to take action to address the crisis, one of the people said. [Read more: Bloomberg/30June2020]



Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

How this Long Island Man Ended up in a Chinese Prison on Espionage Charges. Driving from their home in New York to Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harrison Li had no idea it would be the last time he saw his father for more than a decade.

It was the summer of 2016, and Li was about to resume his studies at Harvard. After dropping him off, his father returned to Long Island, where he was making final preparations for his own trip to Shanghai.

"We had no inkling anything like this was going to happen," the younger Li said.

Kai Li was born in Shanghai, and he was returning to the city for a ceremony to mark the one-year anniversary of his mother's death. However when his plane landed, he was met not by his family, but state security agents - beginning a years-long ordeal that resulted, in July 2018, in him being sentenced to 10 years in prison for espionage. [Read more: Griffiths/CNN/26June2020]

Let's Have a Look at the Recent U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon Mission To Watch A Russian Navy Firing Exercise Off Syria. An interesting event took place on Jun. 19, 2020, near Syria.

On that day, Cyprus had a NOTAM (Notice To AirMen) up for Russian Navy missile firing exercise off the coast of Tartus, in Syria.

According to the published schedule, firing would take place on multiple days, including Jun. 19, until 1500Z (GMT).

Around 1200Z, a P-8A launched from NAS Sigonella, Sicily, under radio callsign "PS191" (registration unknown) entered the area from the west. Aircraft was on tactical hex AE6840: [Read more: Cenciotti/TheAviationist/30June2020]

Is The 'Wasp Network' Based On A True Story? Read About The Penélope Cruz-Starrer Film. Wasp Network is indeed based on the true story of a group named 'Cuban Five'. The meteoric rise of Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro in 1959, brought many sociopolitical changes in the country. It led to many Cuban citizens fleeing the Caribbean country and seeking refuge in the US-owned island of Miami. As the community of Cuban expatriated grew on the island, many anti-Castro sentiments were fuelled.

Many organisations were formed in Miami at this time, such as Cuban American Coordination of United Revolutionary Organisations (CORU), Alpha 66, and Omega 7 rose up. They were all dedicated to reversing the damage of Castro's rule. But their activities were being monitored by the Cuban government from miles away. The Cuban government was convinced that these groups were planning a terrorist attack on their homeland.

As a result of this suspicion, the Cuban Government recruited five men in Havana. These men were a part of its intelligence team, La Red Avispa, which loosely translates to "Wasp Network" in English. They were tasked with the confidential mission to infiltrate in these organisations and bring intelligence of their activities and plans back to the Cuban government. [Read more: Kandpal/RebublicWorld/24June2020]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Interview with Vadym Skibitsky, Representative of Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukrainian Defense Ministry. Despite constant peace talks, the threat of Russia resuming large-scale hostilities against Ukraine has not disappeared. And it has even become more relevant given the intensifying militant rhetoric of Kremlin propaganda. The Russian military machine is embarking on the largest combat training event of the year - the Kavkaz 2020 strategic command and staff exercise. A set of special exercises are planned for July-August, with an active phase scheduled for the end of September. As experience shows, it is the period of enemy training that is the most dangerous, because troops can easily move from training tasks to combat use, as was the case with Kavkaz 2008, which escalated into Russian aggression against Georgia and the occupation of part of its territory.

Ukrinform decided to talk to a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Vadym Skibitsky, about the current level of threat from Russia, as well as about expectations from the NATO Enhanced Opportunities Program and the new law on intelligence of Ukraine.

We decided to start with a recent meeting of the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation, where Skibitsky reported on the use of private military companies (PMCs) in conflict zones, primarily by Russia. [Read more: Ukrinform/30June2020]

David Frost: Does it Matter if the UK National Security Adviser is Politically Appointed? Installing a political appointee as the prime minister's new national security adviser is a significant departure.

The move is motivated by a desire to make the government machine more responsive but has raised questions about what it means for a security and intelligence community already in transition.

The job of national security adviser (NSA) involves acting as the principal adviser to the prime minister on security and foreign policy and overseeing the relevant machinery of government, including the UK's spies.

Day to day operational responsibility for MI6 and GCHQ lies with the foreign secretary and MI5 with the home secretary but over many years Downing Street has been increasing its reach and the national security adviser oversees the intelligence budget and carries out performance reviews of the heads of the three agencies. [Read more: Corera/BBC/29June2020]

How Spies Could Steal Our Data From an 8,000-Mile Undersea Cable. Critics in the U.S. government say a new 8,000-mile cable beneath the Pacific Ocean is bait for foreign spies. But advocates counter that these fears are overblown, and the first direct fiber link from the U.S. to Hong Kong is worth it.

The Department of Justice's statement lays out the specifics of its objections. The planned cabling connects the U.S. to Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Philippines. Much of the cabling will be owned by Google and Facebook, but one partner, the Hong Kong-based Pacific Light Data Co. Ltd., is among the largest telecoms in China.

The DoJ approves of everything but the length of cable that will connect to and terminate in Hong Kong, which China contentiously controls. Officials have said they worry that China's unsubtle espionage will descend on the cable as a point that can be exploited. [Read more: Delbert/PopularMechanics/25June2020]

From Missiles To Microchips: Nation-States, Non-State Actors, and the Evolution of Intelligence. Efforts by the United States Intelligence Community (IC) to apply Cold War strategies to new age threats and non-state actors have largely failed, leading to adaptations and evolutions within the IC to understand and address new threats in new ways. The Soviet Union and the Islamic State terror organization pose very different problems for intelligence professionals to solve. As the world moves further into the information age, the IC as a whole is evolving to meet new threats with analytical, technical, and ideological developments designed to foster the flow of information, rather than compartmentalize it into Cold War-era boxes and stovepipes.

This article outlines the differences between nation-states and non-state actors, including their structures, threats posed by them, and IC adaptations necessary for global social progress. The first step in this process is to define and differentiate nation-states and non-state actors, followed by an outline of IC approaches to each type of threat, intelligence paradigm developments, and potential enhancements to future U.S. intelligence operations. [Read more: Duke/GlobalSecurityReview/30July2020]

How Terrorists Use Cryptocurrency in Southeast Asia. In May 2020, the Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research (PIPVTR) reported that Islamic State (IS)-linked terror groups had conducted their first transactions in cryptocurrencies. According to the report, a terrorist-linked money laundering operation involving cryptocurrencies generated funds, which were then allegedly used to finance the activities of terror networks operating in the conflict-ridden Mindanao region in the southern Philippines.

While the adoption of cryptocurrency is not unprecedented among IS supporters, this case signals a reinvigorated push to diversify funding tactics for terrorism in Southeast Asia. As such, this article explores the propensity for Southeast Asian militants to adopt cryptocurrency for fund raising, fund moving, and fund using for terrorist purposes. [Read more: TheDiplomat/30June2020]


Section IV - Research Requests, Obituaries, Jobs

Research Requests

Intelligence Analysts -- Help Your Profession
ONET Data Collection Program (Occupational Information Network, www.onetonline.org) is working on this ongoing project to provide updated occupational information to the public, and are currently updating the classification of Intelligence Analysts.
If you are an Intelligence Analyst, ONET would like to call upon you to learn more about this work and provide necessary updates to the ONET resource. The aggregate results of this research are used to update information about this work at the O*NET Database for the millions of people who access it for career exploration and job analysis.

Intelligence Analysts - Gather, analyze, or evaluate information from a variety of sources, such as law enforcement databases, surveillance, intelligence networks or geographic information systems. Use intelligence data to anticipate and prevent organized crime activities, such as terrorism.

To participate contact Matt Robinson, O*NET Business Liaison, Research Triangle Institute, Phone: 919-926-6617 or email him at mrobinson@onet.rti.org. More info at www.rti.org; https://onet.rti.org; www.onetcenter.org; and www.doleta.gov/programs/onet.

Obituaries

Graham Grande, senior NSA Executive
Graham Andrew Grande (aka Ray, Opa, Papa-Ray), a senior NSA Technical Executive, died 19 June 2020 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
Graham was born in Dickinson, ND in a line of Norwegians and Swedes. He mirrored their traits of honesty, integrity, truth, and dependability . He was a graduate of San Dieguito High School in San Diego, CA, and received a BS in Engineering from Fresno State and MS degree from Stanford University.
He joined the Air Force during the Korean War then secured employment at Sylvania in Sunnyvale, CA before leaving the West Coast for a long career with the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, MD. He had tours of duty in Bad Aibling, Germany and then SHAPE-(Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) in Den Haag-the Netherlands.
He was an golfer, boater and enjoyed chess and poker.
He initially retired in Beaufort, SC, the birthplace of his beloved wife Fran (who pre-deceased him), and moved north to Maryland seven years ago to be closer to family.
He was a resident of Charlestown Community in Catonsville, MD.
He is survived by three daughters and other family.


Jobs

Executive Director for The Bush School of Government and Public Service of Texas A&M University at their new "Teaching Site" in Washington, DC

The Bush School of Government and Public Service of Texas A&M University invites applications for the full-time position of an Executive Director for its new Washington, D.C. teaching site where courses will be offered toward professional master's degrees in the fields of international affairs, and national security and intelligence. The executive director will lead the standup and subsequent operations of a fully-implemented Texas A&M teaching site, including managing the accreditation and licensing processes. The executive director will be responsible for all business and administrative operations, oversee academic operations and curriculum, and supervise faculty and staff at the site.
The position requires a candidate to have had at least ten years of management experience in the fields of government, higher education or equivalent areas. Candidates with a master's degree, J.D. or Ph. D. are preferred. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in the Washington policy world and demonstrated management skills in a policy and/or academic environment. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a vision of how to develop and grow professional master's degree programs in international affairs and national security geared toward government professionals and those aspiring to be government professionals. Teaching experience in an appropriate academic field is encouraged but not required. The Executive Director will report to the Dean of the Bush School.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and nature of the responsibilities of the position. The start date for this position will be as soon as available.
Applications should include a resume, letter of interest, and complete contact information for three references uploaded here.
Point of Contact: Ms. Rane Cunningham at bushschoolgbs-search@tamu.edu
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.
The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

IT Acquisitions Subject Matter Expert for Intelligence Community Client; Other Openings in Reston and Bolling AFB

E3/Sentinel has a funded opening for an IT Acquisitions Subject Matter Expert with specific experience in IT architecture requirements to support an IC customer. Candidate will assist in developing innovative business strategies and procurement policy/processes. Only candidates with TS/SCI clearances will be considered. Contact Rosanna Minchew rminchew@e3sentinel.com for more details.

E3/Sentinel has multiple openings for Contracts Specialists, Acquisition Analysts, Cost/Pricing Analysts and Contracts Closeout Specialists. Positions in Reston and at Bolling AFB. TS/SCI required to be considered for interview. Polygraph preferred.  Contact Rosanna Minchew rminchew@e3sentinel.com for more details.

Adjunct instructors at the University of Texas at El Paso (US)
The National Security Studies Institute at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) (see their website here) is seeking adjunct instructors to teach online graduate-level courses:
Legal Issues in Intelligence and National Security
Propaganda and Influence Operations
Intelligence and Counterterrorism
Political Economy of Terrorism
Risk Analysis
Emergency Management
Public Health and Homeland Security
A PhD in public policy, security studies, political science, or a related field is required.
Interested and eligible applicants should contact Stephen Coulthart (sjcoulthart@utep.edu).

Two Positions at James Madison University for Assistant or Associate Professor - Intelligence Analysis

James Madison University (JMU) located in Harrisonburg, VA, seeks applicants for two faculty positions in its Bachelor's Degree Program in Intelligence Analysis (IA). The appointments will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level and will reside within the larger School of Integrated Sciences. The IA program offers a multidisciplinary undergraduate degree with an emphasis on methodology and technology to prepare students to become analysts, with a specialization in intelligence analysis. Its graduates have been successful in securing positions as analysts in both the public and private sectors, to include the Intelligence Community, military and law enforcement organizations, defense contractors, and major consulting firms. The program emphasizes methodology and synthesizes critical and creative thinking methods with technological tools for data collection, visualization, and analysis with situational knowledge of a problem's political, economic, social, and technological context with strong communicative and professional skills to support decision-making.
Ideal candidates will be comfortable in an interdisciplinary, diverse setting and possess the potential for becoming an excellent teacher to future analysts in one or more intelligence domains including national security, military, homeland security, law enforcement, private sector security, cyber security, and geospatial. They optimally have a background in either mixed-methods, qualitative, or quantitative research and analysis methods. We especially encourage applications from candidates that can leverage the use of systems thinking, employ data science in analysis, support the development of writing skills, or teach ethics specifically for future analysts. The typical teaching load in the school is 3 courses per semester.
We welcome applicants from all academic disciplines—to include the humanities, social sciences, and sciences—that provide a knowledge foundation for doing analysis. Prospective candidates should review our curriculum online to identify areas that match their expertise and to locate potential areas that they could help the program to develop. The program values teaching excellence as well as one-on-one professional mentoring and seeks candidates who can demonstrate potential for both. In addition, the position requires the potential for an active program of scholarly activity. The position requires either a Ph.D. in a relevant academic field by the date of hire (for a tenure-track appointment) OR Master's Degree with substantial experience in the field (for appointment on a Renewable Term Contract).
More information or applications may be found here.

Do not let Social Distancing slow your career. New Positions Available with Thomson Reuters

Many other jobs available with Thomson-Reuter. Email Brian Lemley for a list with descriptions and links.

FireEye Has Many Intelligence Positions Available For You - Worldwide - Contract, Full-time, Part-time, Interns

Explore the many career and contractor intelligence jobs available here. Jobs openings in Cyber Security include - Advisory, Architecture, Digital Forensics & Incident Response, Penetration Testing, Threat Research. They positions are needed here: New York, Chicago, Manila, Reston, Dallas, Atlanta, Suitland, Singapore, Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Doha, Stockholm, London, Milpitas, multiple cities in Australia, Washington, Indianapolis, Tampa, Santiago, Alexandria, Seattle, Carlsbad, Houston, San Francisco, Arlington, Dubai, Amsterdam, Ft Belvoir, Minneapolis, Mexico City, San Diego, Boston, El Segundo, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Chiyoda, Ft Huachuca, Ft Gordon, Ft Meade, Ft Shafter, Kuwait City, Seoul, Sttutgart, Salt Lake City, Austin, Dublin, Bangalore, Cork, Colorado Springs... Explore the many career and contractor intelligence jobs available here.


Section V - Events

AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

RESCHEDULED from Spring: 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

HOLD THE DATE: The morning speaker will be David Ignatius, author of the upcoming intelligence novel, The Paladin: A Spy Novel [WW Norton, May 2020]. Ignatius is a Washington Post columnist and has been covering the Middle East and CIA for nearly three decades.
Of Ignatius' forthcoming novel, reviewers wrote: "For me nothing is more intriguing than life inside our intelligence agencies. David Ignatius uses his decades' worth of reporting experience to take us there in this fast-moving, jaw-dropping drama that reads like it was ripped from the headlines. I recommend you grab a copy and hold on tight for the entire thrilling ride." — Brian Kilmeade, Fox News.
"David Ignatius once again takes readers behind the scenes of America's most secretive bureaucracy, revealing in fiction what could never be declassified in fact. The Paladin is yet another stirring read from one of America's most revered reporters and gifted storytellers." — Joe Scarborough, MSNBC
The afternoon program features Stephen Vogel, author of Betrayal in Berlin: The True Story of the Cold War's Most Audacious Espionage Operation [Custom House, Sept 2019]. Vogel is a former Washington Post reporter who covered the federal government. He was based overseas from 1989 through 1994 where he covered the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first Gulf War, and subsequently reported on military operations in Somalia, Rwanda, the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Of Betrayal in Berlin, Former CIA Officer Sandy Grimes wrote: "The best spy book I have ever read...Steve Vogel is a talented and gifted writer who brings the personalities and idiosyncrasies of every participant in this operation to life. His research is vast, varied, and full of detail. It is truly one of those rare books you can't put down."
Registration will open in late September.

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

Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others

The International Spy Museum has reopened to visitors. Click image below to explore exhibits and ticketing.

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

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! Registration Required.

27 July 2020, Spy Camp 2020: Session 1, 9 am - 3 pm
3 August 2020, Spy Camp 2020: Session 2, 9 am - 3 pm
7 November 2020, 14th Annual Parade of Trabants, 10 am - 4 pm
14 November 2020, Operation Secret Sleepover, 7 pm - 9:30 am

NEW DATE - 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.


MORE GIFT IDEAS:

In addition to the new Royal Blue long sleeve shirts, and the gray long sleeve hooded sweatshirts, the AFIO Store also has the following items ready for quick shipment:

NEW: LONG and Short-Sleeved Shirts with embroidered AFIO Logo and New Mugs with color-glazed permanent logo

Show your support for AFIO with our new Polo Shirts. Be the first to buy these new, high quality, subtle heathered grey short sleeve shirts, and dark blue long sleeved shirts, of shrink and wrinkle resistant fine cotton with a soft yet substantial feel. They feature a detailed embroidered AFIO seal. Get a shirt for yourself and consider as gifts for colleagues, family, and friends. Only $45 each including shipping.
Sizes of (M) men or (W) women shirts; Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL, and XXXL. At this time all orders will arrive as Short Sleeve shirts.
You may pay by check or credit card. Complete your order online here or mail an order along with payment to: AFIO, 7700 Leesburg Pike, Ste 324, Falls Church, VA 22043-2618. Phone orders at 703-790-0320. If interested in other shirt colors or sleeve lengths, contact Annette at: annettej@afio.com.

Long-Sleeved Shirts and Hooded Sweatshirts with embroidered AFIO Logo

Show your support for AFIO with our new long-sleeved Polo Shirts and Hooded Sweatshirts.

Both items are high quality and shrink resistant and feature a detailed embroidered AFIO seal. The color of the long-sleeved Polo Shirts is royal blue; the price is $55 and includes shipping.

The Hooded Sweatshirts are dark grey; the price is $70 and includes shipping. 

Purchase a shirt and sweatshirt for yourself and consider as gifts for colleagues, family, and friends.



Both items are available in men's sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL, and XXXL. The long-sleeved Polo Shirts and Hooded Sweatshirts are not available in ladies' sizes.



AFIO Mug with color glazed logo. Made in America. Sturdy enough to sit on desk to hold pens, cards, paperclips, and candy.

This handsome large, heavy USA-made ceramic mug is dishwasher-safe with a glazed seal. $35 per mug includes shipping. Order this and other store items online here.

MousepadAFIO's Intelligence Community Mousepads are a great looking addition to your desk...or as a gift for others.
Made in USA. Click image for larger view.

These 2017 mousepads have full color seals of all 18 members of the US Intelligence Community on this 8" round, slick surface, nonskid, rubber-backed mouse pad with a darker navy background, brighter, updated seals. Also used, by some, as swanky coasters. Price still only $20.00 for 2 pads [includes shipping to US address. Foreign shipments - we will contact you with quote.] Order MOUSEPADS here.


Guide to the Study of Intelligence and When Intelligence Made a Difference

"AFIO's Guide to the Study of Intelligence" has sold out in hard-copy.
However, it is available in digital form in its entirety on the AFIO website here.

Also available on the website here are the individual articles of AFIO's history project "When Intelligence Made a Difference" that have been published to date in The Intelligencer journal. More articles will be forthcoming in future editions.


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