AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #31-19 dated 20 August 2019

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Obituaries, Jobs, Research Assistance

Obituaries

Jobs

Research Assistance

Section V - Events

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Help Write the History...

AFIO's history project "when intelligence made a difference" has published in Intelligencer the first four articles. Two by AFIO's president emeritus Gene Poteat, "George Washington, Spymaster Extraordinaire" and "Layfayette and the French Intrigue to Lead the American Revolution." Ken Daigler added "George Washington's Attacks on Trenton and Princeton, 1776-77." Swedish researcher Michael Fredholm contributed "How Sweden Chose Sides" in the post-WW II era between the West and the Soviet Union.

Two months after publication these articles will be posted on the AFIO website for other interested readers who do not receive the Intelligencer.

Many have contributed ideas for articles, some of which AFIO is looking for authors to address. Let me know if you are interested in contributing a 2,000 word article on the following topics:  

  • SHARK – the breaking of the U-boat codes;
  • Richard Sorge's contributions to Russia's strategy for the Battle of Moscow – 1942;
  • the role of SIGINT in starving the Afrika Korps of men and supplies;
  • how intelligence contributed to Desert Storm;
  • intelligence and the Cuban Missile Crisis;
  • the thwarting of Qaddafi's nuclear program; and
  • how intelligence uncovered Russian election interference in 2016.
Authors for the above, or those with subject matter recommendations and additional ideas for articles, should email: peter.oleson@afio.com

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Newly Released and Forthcoming Books of the Week

Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control
by Stephen Kinzer
(Henry Holt and Co., Sep 2019)

Account of the CIA's efforts in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s at developing mind control and chemical-based espionage methods (in response to Soviet efforts in the same fields), and the chemist, Sidney Gottlieb, who spearheaded the effort. Surreal episodes, involving attempts to make Fidel Castro's beard fall out and efforts to create an "acoustic cat" that could be used as a clandestine listening device, sit alongside the extreme medical misdeeds of Gottlieb's mind-control project, MK-Ultra, which included experimenting on unsuspecting members of his own research group, Chinese and Hungarian refugees, and medical patients.

While the book nominally focuses on Gottlieb, he remains something of a cipher, overshadowed by some of the larger-than-life characters in his orbit, like the drug-sampling narcotics agent turned agency contractor George Hunter White, who tested the effects of LSD and other drugs on unsuspecting subjects in New York and San Francisco as part of MK-Ultra. Gottlieb's efforts to reinvent himself in his post-CIA career, becoming a speech therapist at the age of 60, and his unwillingness to revisit his past, even when called to testify before Congress in 1977 after the activities of MK-Ultra came to light, means his motivations are left largely unclear. In the end, "one of the most powerful unknown Americans" remains a mystery, but the unbelievable efforts he led are vividly and horrifically recreated in this fascinating history. —Publishers Weekly

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American Spy: Wry Reflections on My Life in the CIA
by H.K. Roy
(Prometheus, Sep 2019)

Politically neutral, educational, and sometimes insightful adventures of a working spy before and after retirement.

Roy was a staff CIA operations officer for thirteen years. During his time of service (1983 to 1996), he served in Latin America, Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia, Kosovo, Bosnia, and Croatia, and received numerous awards. Since resigning from the CIA, he has continued to support its global mission. In 1996, he founded a private business intelligence firm focused on Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Since 2003, he has developed and continues to run a business operation in Iraq.

This memoir recounts an exhilarating life—and a few close brushes with death. Roy describes many strange and risky exploits in his long CIA career pursuing Soviet and Cuban spies, running "denied area" operations in Eastern Europe, hunting Bosnian War criminals, or providing actionable intelligence to US government and coalition forces in Iraq.

Except when he didn't--like the time he stumbled into a life-threatening ambush by Iranian terrorists while dodging Serb snipers and shelling in Sarajevo. Eight summers later, caught in a blinding sandstorm between Amman and Baghdad, he learned his fate was in the hands of an Iraqi tribal chief who had just lost his entire family to a US airstrike in Ramadi, in a failed attempt to kill Saddam Hussein that had tragic consequences.

Combining dedication to duty with a maverick's disdain for bureaucracy, Roy makes it clear that he prefers foreign locales to Washington and thrives on the adrenaline rush that comes with danger. He also sheds much light on why intelligence is an essential component of national defense, even our very survival as a nation.

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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Defense Intelligence Agency Leaders Kick-Off DoDIIS Worldwide Conference with Technology and Asymmetric Threats. Standing before an audience of more than 2,200 attendees, Defense Intelligence Agency Chief Information Officer Jack Gumtow opened the Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems Worldwide Conference with a message about modernization and what it means for the intelligence sector.

He explained that in today's international security environment, the government and intelligence agencies need to be prepared to adapt by identifying key strengths and having a realistic mindset on areas where partnerships with industry can increase resiliency, redundancy and security - the theme of this year's conference.

"To achieve our goals, we need your help," Gumtow said. "I need proactive collaboration with our partners. This is a journey, we are moving forward. I need you as my partners, to help me and our collective community to achieve strategic success."

Following Gumtow, DIA Director Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley, Jr. reiterated the importance of partnerships and the significance of having allies at the table as systems are being modernized and infrastructure is being built. [Read more: VanDam/DIA/19August2019]

Canada's Signals Intelligence Agency Using an Escape Room to Bolster Recruitment. During the dire days of the Second World War, British officials recruited code breakers for Bletchley Park by putting difficult crossword puzzles in the newspaper and granting those who could crack the cryptic puzzles an interview.

Decades later, Canada's foreign signals intelligence agency is putting a spin on that.

The Communications Security Establishment has taken the unusual step of reaching out to an Ottawa-based escape room company to help grow its recruitment levels and raise its profile.

Starting in September, wannabe code breakers (and average revellers looking for a night out) can take a crack at solving cyberattack scenarios at the Escape Manor in the city's Hintonburg neighbourhood. [Read more: Tunny/CBC/15August2019]

Digital Domain Identified as Major Security Threat by Norway's Intelligence Service. Norway is scaling up its national defences against cyber threats, as the National Intelligence Service's Focus 2019 report identifies and analyses the current technology-based security challenges facing the country.

The magnitude of the challenge facing Norway is underscored in the report. The National Intelligence Service (NIS) recognises the "digital domain" as the single biggest threat to economic growth and societal stability.

The recent aggressive attack against industrial giant Hydro in March has accelerated government plans to build improved defensive expertise and capabilities to thwart attacks.

The NIS report warns of an escalating threat to national security posed by digital attacks from cyber space. These are increasingly intended to disrupt the normal workings of state governance and national security. The report forewarns of an anticipated rise in more sophisticated digital threats in the area of industrial espionage. [Read more: O'Dwyer/ComputerWeekly/14August2019]

Brazil Moves Money Laundering Intelligence Unit to Central Bank.  The Brazilian government on Tuesday issued a decree moving the Financial Activities Control Board (Coaf), which monitors nefarious financial activity such as money laundering, into a new Financial Intelligence Unit under central bank control.

The measure, published in the Official Gazette, gives power to the central bank president to appoint officials and to choose the president of the newly created unit. Previously, Coaf was under the Economy Ministry.

"The Financial Intelligence Unit is responsible for producing and managing financial intelligence information for the prevention and combat of money laundering, terrorist financing and the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction," according to the decree.

The agency will also be expected to liaise with national and international agencies engaged in similar activities. [Read more: Reuters/20August2019]

Appointment of Director General of the Seychelles Intelligence Service. President Danny Faure has today announced the appointment, with effect from 15th August 2019, of Mr Benediste Hoareau as the Director General of the Seychelles Intelligence Service, following recommendations made to the President by the National Security Council, and following consultations with the Defence & Security Committee of the National Assembly.

The appointment is in accordance with the provisions of the Seychelles Intelligence Service Act of 2018.

The general functions of the Seychelles Intelligence Service are to establish mechanisms for detecting any threats to the security of Seychelles and its institutions, and to protect the security of Seychelles. It will work in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies and public institutions. The Intelligence Service will report to the National Security Council, which is chaired by the President, and includes the Attorney-General, the Commissioner of Police and the Chief of Defence Forces.

Mr Benediste Hoareau has a Degree in Education. He has in addition undertaken numerous training courses relating to risk and crisis management, leadership, defence and security management. He has participated in the organisation of training courses for the Eastern & Southern Africa Standby Force (EASF), and participated in the development of an early warning system for the EASF. He also has considerable experience in working with Security Agencies and institutions in Seychelles. [Seychelles/14August2019]

U.S. Space Command and National Reconnaissance Office will Join Forces to Defend Space. The newly established U.S. Space Command and the National Reconnaissance Office will form a joint command structure for space operations, the acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire announced on Tuesday. For the first time, intelligence community assets would be under the operational and tactical control of the military during a conflict if U.S. satellites came under attack.

"I'm pleased to tell you that after months of analysis and deliberations, the intelligence community and the DoD agreed to align U.S. Space Command and the NRO into a new unified defense concept of operations," Maguire said during a meeting of the National Space Council at the National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia.

Maguire said more collaboration between DoD and the NRO is needed to defend space systems from anti-satellite weapons being developed by China and Russia. [Read more: Erwin/SpaceNews/20August2019]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Litchfield Spy Symposium Reveals Revolutionary War Secrets. The town of Litchfield proved vitally important in winning for the colonials the War of American Independence.

The "Parlour Town" supplied both men and materials for the Revolutionary War effort. One of the largest towns in population at the time, Litchfield was also home to some of the greatest thinkers and "social influencers" (to borrow a modern phrase) of the era, among them Lt. Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge.

Ah yes, you say - it's the Tallmadge House and that quite impressive burial site in the old cemetery off Route 202, east of Litchfield center. But Tallmadge was much more than a beautifully-preserved house and a grave site. Literally laying it on the line, he was a distinguished officer in the Continental Army, serving with distinction at the battles of White Plains, Brandywine and Germantown, as a Continental Army dragoon, and leading a successful raid across Long Island that culminated in the Battle of Fort St. George. Perhaps more importantly, he was a master spy and led the "Culper Ring," a group of espionage agents working in and around New York, keeping an eye on the British forces based there. After the war, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a staunch Federalist.

The activities of Tallmadge, a true patriot, will be one of the topics at the "American War Spy Symposium" to be held Sept. 8 at the Litchfield Inn, 432 Bantam Road, Litchfield. The symposium, at which a number of prominent historians and authors will speak, is being held in conjunction with the town's 300th anniversary and Revolutionary War Weekend in Litchfield. [Read more: Torsiello/GreenwichTime/20August2019]

Trinity by Frank Close Review - in Pursuit of ‘The Spy of the Century'. Winston Churchill believed that scientists should be "on tap, not on top". During the second world war, he fretted that the ones he had on tap were incorrigible leakers, though he was confident that the Russians knew nothing about the top-secret Anglo-American project to build the first nuclear weapons, as he and President Roosevelt intended. He had no inkling that virtually all the classified reports about these plans were being scrutinised by officials in the Kremlin often days after they had been written, courtesy of well-placed spies, the most important of whom was the physicist Klaus Fuchs.

An unprepossessing introvert who would not say boo to a goose, Fuchs seemed to his colleagues to be entirely absorbed in his science. Yet he was also the most cunning of traitors, as we know from the many accounts of his life and work. The physicist Frank Close has outdone them all in Trinity, a well-researched account of the man often called "the spy of the century", his relationships with his colleagues and the fumbling attempts of the British security services to unmask him. [Read more: Farmelo/TheGuardian/17August2019]

Mission: Impossible? Ukraine's New President Ventures To Reform Powerful State Spy Agency. When Ukraine's domestic security service revealed last year that it had faked the death of a dissident Russian journalist to expose a team of hit men allegedly hired by Moscow to destabilize the country by assassinating high-profile figures in Kyiv, it expected to take victory lap.

Instead, the stunt sparked widespread criticism and turned into a public-relations nightmare - one of many in the past 28 years that have tarnished the reputation of the Security Service of Ukraine.

A year later, fresh off huge election victories that brought him and his fledgling Servant of the People party to power, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy - a former comedian who has vowed to end endemic corruption and implement sweeping reforms - may have a chance to do what none of his predecessors was able to do: revamp the agency and restore its credibility.

How successful the 41-year-old Zelenskiy and his young team of reformers are in cleaning up the agency - arguably the country's most powerful institution - will be a litmus test of his administration's resolve to bring Ukraine more into line with Western democracies. [Read more: Miller/RadioFreeLiberty/17August2019]

Elvis Presley Animated Spy Series a Go at Netflix. Netflix is adding the King of Rock ‘n' Roll to its roster of animated series.

The streamer has ordered an adult animated show called Agent King, which imagines Elvis Presley trading his white jumpsuit for a jet pack as he's inducted into a secret government spy program to help battle dark forces that threaten the country he loves - all while holding down his day job as the most famous rock 'n' roll star on the planet.

The series was announced on the 42nd anniversary of Presley's death on Aug. 16, 1977.

Agent King comes from Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures TV and Authentic Brands Group. Priscilla Presley and John Eddie will serve as co-creators and executive producers, and Archer veteran Mike Arnold will write and serve as showrunner. [Read more: Porter/HollywoodReporter/16August2019]

Hotel Refuses to Honour WWII Polish Spy Who Inspired James Bond's Vesper Lynd Because She Was Murdered in Lobby. A hotel in London has ignored calls to honour the legendary Polish World War II spy Krystyna Skarbek, who inspired Ian Fleming's first Bond girl Vesper Lynd.

The hotel 1 Lexham Gardens, in London's Kensington district, has repeatedly brushed off requests by English Heritage to place its famous blue plaque outside the hotel to commemorate one of the war's most successful secret agents, who Winston Churchill said was his favourite spy.

Skarbek was murdered in 1952 in the lobby of the 3-star boutique hotel, then called the Shellbourne, which was at the time a downmarket guesthouse for Poles stranded in post-war London after their country had been occupied by the Soviet Union.

An ex-lover, Dennis Muldowney who she met while working on a ship, had followed Skarbek into the lobby and stabbed her in the chest with a combat knife after she told him she'd burnt all of the love letters he'd sent her. [Read more: Dowell/TheFirstNews/20August2019]


Section III - COMMENTARY

A Russian 'Spy Plane' Was Spotted Over the Midwest. But It's Totally Normal (Yes, Really). It reads like something out of a conspiracy theory. On Tuesday, Russia sent a surveillance plane over the Midwest, and the U.S. military didn't do anything to stop it.

Keen observers spotted the plane, a Tupolev Tu-154M, on commercial flight trackers as it entered U.S. airspace on Aug. 11 and flew past Dayton, Ohio and then west over Chicago and Minneapolis.

The story was all picked up by local news outlets, which published spooky headlines like, "Russian spy plane spotted flying over Chicago."

In fact, the flight was part of the Open Skies Treaty - a 17-year-old program that permits many countries, including Russia and the U.S., to send surveillance flights over each other's territories each year. [Read more: Law/Time/16August2019]

Politics Must Stop at the Edge of Intelligence for Sake of Security. When it comes to national security, good intelligence is the best defense. The key to good intelligence is facts, data, unvarnished analysis, and no politics. That this bears repeating in today, as we face threats from domestic terrorism to nuclear weapons, is alarming to us as the former chairman and ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee.

Yet, we find ourselves mutually perplexed by what is taking place within the national dialogue on how the intelligence community is being treated, how its leadership is being judged, and the downright frightening trends we see. These are trends that, if left unchecked, will put us all in danger.

Let us say unequivocally and without hesitation that our intelligence professionals are brave and patriotic government servants. They work in the most dangerous places, tackling the hardest problems, often at great risk. At the CIA, even those who make the ultimate sacrifice become an unnamed star on a memorial wall and a blank space in the book of honor. Knowing this, they still willingly and eagerly put themselves in danger.

There are those at the top of the intelligence community today who understand this. [Read more: Rogers&Ruppersberger/TheHill/15August2019]

US-China Relations in 1980s. Michael Pillsbury, a former Pentagon adviser, mentioned the substantial military and intelligence cooperation between the U.S. and China during the Cold War era. That unusual experience, looking back, partially led the U.S. intelligence community to misjudge and downplay China's ambition to displace the U.S. as the world's superpower, he argued.

It may be hard to imagine, indeed, amid today's ever worsening Sino-U.S. relationship, that there was any significant cooperation between the two former Cold War adversaries. But Charles Freeman, a distinguished American diplomat who worked as an interpreter for Richard Nixon during his 1972 China visit, shed some interesting light on this almost little known history in a recent podcast.

It's true Washington and Beijing were adversaries during the Cold War era. However, they had a bigger common rival: the Soviet Union. This commonality helped them to forge an unusual Cold War-era partnership. [Read more: Lee/KoreaTimes/20August2019]


Section IV - Obituaries, Jobs, Research Assistance

Obituaries

Dick Day, NSA Chief of Engineering Staff, Office of Telecommunication, Cryptologic Hall of Honor Inductee

Richard Allen Day Jr, 95, NSA Chief of Engineering Staff, Office of Telecommunication, Cryptologic Hall of Honor Inductee, died 9 July 2019 in Leonardtown, MD.
Dick was born in Rhode Island. He served in the US Army Signal Corps in WWII in North Africa, Italy, and the Philippines. After a brief stint running a family laundry business in Peterborough NH, he joined RCA as a technical representative to the USAF in the UK where he lived with his family for seven years. In 1957 he joined NSA and was among the first families to live in Fairwinds, Severna Park Md.
Richard A. Day's NSA career began in the era of manually- operated networks of punched paper tape, and 100 word-per-minute circuits. When he retired in 1984, he left a world in which messages were released from an analyst's desktop in a fully automated network and delivered in seconds over multi-megabit transmission paths. He drove steady advances in timeliness, reliability and capacity to match the ever-expanding needs of the military and intelligence community for secure world-wide communications.
As Chief of the Engineering Staff in the Office of Telecommunications from 1959 to 1969, Mr. Day drew upon advances in the commercial world, and sponsored development or modification of equipment to suit NSA's special requirements.
In the late 1950s, as the task of rapidly delivering information from the source to the customer became especially urgent, Mr. Day designed prototypes for a system that forwarded information at a speed that not only met, but far exceeded the timeliness goal. This was the beginning of CRITICOM, the Critical Communications Network.
His early work on modems demonstrated their potential to NSA and the intelligence community, making it possible to expand the service of what are commonly called "backbone circuits."
As commercial telecommunications capabilities improved in the early 1970s, Mr. Day's work led to developing the ability to remote signals from overseas back to Ft. Meade. This was first done in 1974; subsequent decades saw the far-reaching effects of this ability in NSA's worldwide operations.
As a result of his team's efforts, working with contractors on emerging technology, NSA was the first government organization to engineer and implement fiber-optic communications links worldwide. Dick was a pioneer who kept the Agency on the cutting edge of communications technology. Many of the systems he pioneered continue to serve the community today, and many of the newer systems evolved from this history.
In 1984 he and Barbara moved to Leonardtown MD. Dick was a 2009 inductee into the Cryptologic Center Hall of Fame (from which much of the above career information was drawn). Except for the tragic loss of his two precious sons and then his beloved wife, he lived a happy, adventurous life and made friends wherever he went.
He is survived by a daughter Betsy Piner, and other family.

Lew Moon, Career CIA Officer

Lewis Wallace Moon Jr, 75, a career CIA Officer, died 15 August 2019 in Frederick, MD. Born in Newark, NJ, he grew up around the world. His dad was an officer in the US Air Force, so Lew and his siblings lived mostly overseas.
For 37 years he served in the CIA, and was honored in writing by both Jimmy Carter and Henry Kissinger for his work. Following his retirement in 2001, he was proud to serve on the 9/11 Commission, and found joy in driving school buses for Montgomery County, MD.
Lew was a reader, news junkie, and history buff, and got joy out of sharing these loves with others. From crime novels to battlefield tours to Harley rides around the country, many have come away from their time with Lew richer and more knowledgeable.
He is survived by his wife, Patty, a son and three daughters, and other family.
Lew's family will be celebrating his life, without formal dress, and in "party shirts" if you have them, in the following ways: Viewing on Thursday, August 22, 5 to 8 p.m. at Stauffer's Funeral Home, 1621 Opossomtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702. Funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 23, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church 4103 Prices Distillery Road, jamsville, MD 21754.

Norma Odom, CIA Analyst

Norma Voelker Odom, 95, a CIA Analyst, died 9 August 2019 in Alexandria, VA. She was born in New York City, and raised in Westchester County, NY. Norma graduated from Tufts University cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. While there, she was President of her sorority, Chi Omega. She received her Masters degree in International Law from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1945, just as WWII was ending in Europe. Immediately following her graduation, Norma boarded a military transport plane to Moscow, where she assumed a position in the US Embassy. There she met her husband of 65 years, Raymond "Ray" E. Odom, who was with the American Military Mission stationed in Moscow. Norma and Ray were married in New York in December 1947.
Following a four-year stint in California, where Ray attended and graduated from UCLA, Norma and Ray settled in the Washington, DC suburb of Alexandria, in the mid-century modern architectural community Hollin Hills. Norma pursued a career with NSA and CIA where she held both analytical and analytical supervisory positions. Following her retirement, Norma did substantial volunteer work in and beyond her community.
Norma is survived by three daughters, and other family. She will be inurned alongside Ray at Arlington National Cemetery. There will be a memorial celebration of her life at that time.



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CAVEAT: AFIO does not "vet" or endorse research inquiries, career announcements, or job offers. Reasonable-sounding inquiries and career offerings are published as a service to our members, and for researchers, educators, and subscribers. You are urged to exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding, and should verify the source independently before deciding if you wish to supply a resume, career data, or personal information. Your participation in research aids the Intelligence Community and future officers.

STANDING RESEARCH PROJECT BY AFIO: Professor/Researcher Seeks Identification of Events Significantly Affected by Intelligence for "When Intelligence Made a Difference" - a new AFIO Project

AFIO is beginning a new educational project entitled "When Intelligence Made a Difference." We invite you to identify events involving any nation or organization when the outcome was affected significantly by intelligence.
We plan to publish edited submissions serially in our print-only member magazine Intelligencer: Journal of US Intelligence Studies.

AFIO's history project "when intelligence made a difference" has published in Intelligencer the first four articles. Two by AFIO's president emeritus Gene Poteat, "George Washington, Spymaster Extraordinaire" and "Layfayette and the French Intrigue to Lead the American Revolution." Ken Daigler added "George Washington's Attacks on Trenton and Princeton, 1776-77." Swedish researcher Michael Fredholm contributed "How Sweden Chose Sides" in the post-WW II era between the West and the Soviet Union.

Two months after publication these articles will be posted on the AFIO website for other interested readers who do not receive the Intelligencer.

Many have contributed ideas for articles, some of which AFIO is looking for authors to address. Let me know if you are interested in contributing a 2,000 word article on the following topics:  

  • SHARK – the breaking of the U-boat codes;
  • Richard Sorge's contributions to Russia's strategy for the Battle of Moscow – 1942;
  • the role of SIGINT in starving the Afrika Korps of men and supplies;
  • how intelligence contributed to Desert Storm;
  • intelligence and the Cuban Missile Crisis;
  • the thwarting of Qaddafi's nuclear program; and
  • how intelligence uncovered Russian election interference in 2016.
Authors for the above, or those with subject matter recommendations and additional ideas for articles, should email: peter.oleson@afio.com

If you are interested in contributing an article, email peter.oleson@afio.com. Briefly state what event you have in mind, and include your bio. [AFIO will identify authors by name and current or former title only ― no multi-line biographies.] If your suggestion is a good fit for this project, we will respond asking for your comments on that event, not to exceed 1,500 words (excluding footnotes).
When you send your article and bio, please let us know if you have ever had prior employment or contract work within the US Intelligence Community -- and, to meet pre-publication review requirements, supply a copy of the official approval letter or email you received back, naming and clearing for publication the article you are sending us. Without this, we are unable to consider or include your article in the publication.

As with most nonprofit academic publications, contributors will not be paid, however AFIO will publish under broad, pro-educational Creative Commons copyright. Therefore, authors retain the right to use their articles anywhere else they wish, after its publication in Intelligencer.
Eight weeks after publication of your contribution in the print-only version of Intelligencer, the article will then appear on AFIO's website for general public/educational access. Since the time of 1) an article's acceptance, and 2) appearance in print, and then 3) inclusion online can run eighteen months to three years from start-to-finish, a title-author listing of all accepted forthcoming articles (but no summaries) will be included in a print edition of Intelligencer and online. So it is imperative authors be patient as these articles are released on this serialized basis, in our two or three journal issues per year. By submitting an article to us authors acknowledge and accept these provisions.

This project would make a good class assignment. Accepted articles would give students a publication credit in a recognized journal.

Again, if you wish to participate or explore more aspects of this project, email Peter Oleson at peter.oleson@afio.com.


AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

Saturday, 24 August 2019, 5:30 p.m. - Oak Lawn, IL - AFIO Illinois-Indiana Chapter hosts Cybersecurity expert Professor Maurice Dawson

Speaker and Dinner are part of this chapter meeting where we will hear Maurice Dawson, Ph.D., D.C.Sc., SMIEEE, Director of the Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education, Fulbright Scholar, & Senior Fellow at ALPF, discuss Cybersecurity issues. Professor Dawson is a nationally recognized expert on CyberSecurity and a published author.

Event is being held at the Stoney Creek Golf Club, 5850 W 103rd St., Oak Lawn, IL 60453. Chapter VP John Fanning has arranged dinner for us in a private room for the cost of only $40pp.
RSVP: Please advise me as soon as you can of your commitment to attend, and please bring guests with you.
Please understand that we must provide a guaranteed number, and I will be personally responsible for no-shows.
Email your RSVP to chapter President Vernon Petri at Vjpetri@petrilaw.com or call him at 317-696-3580. Also, if your dues are up for renewal, bundle the $40 fee with your registration.

On Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 11:30 a.m. no-host cocktails; 12 noon - San Francisco, CA - The "André Le Gallo" San Francisco Chapter hosts Abraham D. Sofaer on "US- Iran Relations since 1979."

Abraham D. Sofaer, George P. Shultz Fellow in Foreign Policy and National Security Affairs, Emeritus, is the author of Taking on Iran: Strength, Diplomacy and the Iranian Threat. Dr. Sofaer, who served as legal adviser to the US Department of State from 1985 to 1990, was appointed the first George P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution in 1994. During his service as legal adviser, he was responsible for US-Iran negotiations at the US-Iran Tribunal in The Hague. 

Meeting location: Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Avenue, South San Francisco, CA.

Register via Eventbrite here.

We will also be taking a moment to honor the passing of Thérèse LeGallo, our immediate Past President. Her obituary appeared in the Weekly Notes #21-19 dated 28 May 2019.

Thursday 12 September 2019, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Scottsdale, AZ - Prof Khester Kendrick discusses "Funding Terrorism through Cyber Crime" at Arizona Chapter Meeting

Professor Khester Kendrick, Cyber Security Faculty Member, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ, has worked in the telecommunications, information technology and business management industries for over 20 years and holds two master's degrees in IT; in 2020 he will be adding a PhD in Information Technology. He is currently developing an undergrad course material for Networking and Cyber-Security for GCU. Professor Kendrick will be leading this presentation with all of our members' active participation.

Location: Best Western Thunderbird Suites, 7515 E Butherus Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.
Cost: $18 pp.
RSVP: Let us know if you will be attending by sending email to simone@afioaz.org.
WE WILL NEED YOUR RSVP no later than 72 hours ahead of time. WE ARE charged for no-shows, therefore we ask that chapter members respond to confirm your presence (or not).
BADGES: many have been given a permanent badge, if you do not have one, please email me with the information you would like on your badge (Full Name and Past Career Title/Affiliated Organization ~ should you wish). The cost for a badge with a magnetic strip is $8.
For reservations or questions, please email Simone at either simone@4smartphone.net, or simone@afioaz.org; or call and leave a message on 602.570.6016.
REMEMBER as well, that if you are bringing a guest please send the full name of that person.

Saturday, 14 September 2019, 11:30 am - 2 pm - Indialantic, FL - The Florida Satellite Chapter hosts Spencer Ward discussing RAdm Robert Ward's WWII Activities in the Pacific Theater of Operations

Mr. Spencer Ward, the son of Rear Admiral Robert Ward, will discuss his father's distinguished WWII record as a submarine commander in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Admiral Ward was a 1935 graduate of the U.S, Naval Academy, and retired from active service in 1965 at the rank of Rear Admiral. Admiral Ward's wartime medals include two Navy Crosses and two Silver Stars.
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
TO ATTEND: Prepaid reservations are required and must be received by Sunday, 1 September 2019. To reserve, indicate in your email or letter your food choices (see below) and send check, payable to AFIO FSC to Chapter Treasurer Rhonda Rhoads, PO Box 410158, Melbourne, FL 32941.
Menu Choices are: Chicken Francese, chicken breast sautéed in a buttery lemon and wine sauce (C); Chef's Choice of either Pasta Marinara or Pasta Primavera. (P); Vegetables, dessert, coffee and iced tea included.
Cost is $30/members, $35 non-members.
Qs? Rhonda can be reached at afiofsctreas@gmail.com and (321) 626-4465.
Paid, advance registration is required and none can be accepted after Saturday, 7 September.
Please note new meeting venue at top of this announcement.

Wednesday 18 September 2019, 5:30 p.m. - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter hosts Larry Loftis, on SOE Hero, Odette Sansom, in his book Code Name: Lise

Larry Loftis is the author of Code Name: Lise―The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy, the story of Odette Sansom (1912-1995), a Frenchwoman living in England, wife of an Englishman and mother of 3 daughters, who was recruited into Britain's Special Operations Executive (SOE) to conduct espionage in France during WW II with her commander, and yet-to-be second husband, Peter Churchill. Leaving her daughters in a convent school and with relatives, she joined the rigorous training program, becoming proficient with a wide range of weapons, learning the fine points of spycraft, and perfecting her new identity with the code name Lise. In France she proved herself fearless. Hunted by the Germans, in 1943, Odette and Peter were captured, imprisoned, and tortured. Loftis describes Odette's ordeal in grisly detail. Two lies saved her: She pretended that she and Peter were married (they would be after the war) and that Peter was related to Winston Churchill. In defeat, the Gestapo hoped to use her as a bargaining chip.

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.

1 November 2019, 10:30 am - 2 pm - Tysons, VA - Do not miss this final AFIO luncheon of 2019. Features Jonna Mendez, former CIA Chief of Disguise, co-author of The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War, and Vince Houghton PhD, Spy Museum Historian, discussing his just released The Nuclear Spies: America's Atomic Intelligence Operation against Hitler and Stalin.

Jonna Mendez's presentation starts at 11 a.m. 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.

Vince Houghton PhD, historian and curator of the International Spy Museum, makes his presentation at 1 p.m. on The Nuclear Spies: America's Atomic Intelligence Operation against Hitler and Stalin. He asks why did the US intelligence services fail so spectacularly to know about the Soviet Union's nuclear capabilities following WWII? The Manhattan Project's intelligence team had penetrated the Third Reich and knew every detail of the Nazi 's plan for an atomic bomb. What changed and what went wrong?

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

REGISTER HERE.

Wednesday 4 December 2019, 5:30 p.m. - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter hosts CIA Officer (Ret) Dr. John A. Gentry discussing "IC Political Activism since 2016 -- Origins and Implications."

Partisan political activism by current and former intelligence officers since mid-2016 is the largest and most significant politicization of intelligence by intelligence officers in U.S. history. This presentation will explore the causes and the wholly negative consequences of this new form of politicization for the IC and the country.

Dr. John A. Gentry was for 12 years an intelligence analyst at the CIA, where he worked mainly economic issues associated with the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact countries; for two of those years he was senior analyst on the staff of the National Intelligence Officer for Warning. He is a retired U.S. Army Reserve officer, with most assignments in special operations and intelligence arenas. On active duty, he was executive officer of a special forces operational detachment. As a reservist, he was mobilized and spent much of 1996 as a civil affairs officer in Bosnia. Dr. Gentry also is an adjunct associate professor with the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. He formerly taught at the College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University, at the National Intelligence University, and at George Mason University. His research interests primarily are in intelligence and security studies. He publishes frequently in Intelligence and National Security and International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence. Georgetown University Press published his co-authored book, Strategic Warning Intelligence: History, Challenges and Prospects, in early 2019. He is a member of the Editorial Committee of the International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence. He is adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

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.

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

Jonna 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.



Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Laurel, MD - NCMF 2019 Membership Meeting

The 2019 NCMF General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium will be held from 9am to 3pm on 16 October 2019 at the JHU/APL Kossiakoff Center, 11100 John Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723-6099. See below for a snapshot of the program and stay tuned for more details. Registration is open now. We hope you will please share information about our upcoming program with friends, colleagues, and related communities.

SYMPOSIUM SNAPSHOT:  RUSSIAN PENETRATION OF U.S. ASSETS

The NCMF symposium this year will feature an exposé of Soviet and Russian active measures to engage in political warfare and to conduct espionage against the U.S. and others using close access and other means. Among the speakers are Dr. John Lenczowski, Dr. Terry Thompson, Dr Eric Haseltine, Charles Gandy, Jerry Roddy, and James Gosler, all of whom were directly involved in working to thwart these security threats. In addition, the program includes information about NCMF and museum activities as well as an update on the new museum project.

REGISTRATION and COST: Fee includes breakfast (8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.) and lunch (Noon - 1 p.m.). $25 Members, $50 Guests (includes 1 year NCMF membership). Deadline to register is 11 October.
To register, do so here.

***CCH Symposium 2019 (see next event below) - Remember, this year the Symposium on Cryptologic History will take place on 17-18 October and registration for this event is separate from the NCMF program. Please consider registering for both events and enjoying 3 full days of cryptology and cybersecurity. See the NCMF event calendar and Educate section for information about the CCH Symposium.

Additional information or questions can be handled at NCMF Office at cryptmf@aol.com or call 301-688-5436. NSA/CSS and NCMF Program and Registration Fill-n-Print Forms

Thursday-Friday, 17 - 18 October 2019 - Laurel, MD - 2019 Symposium on Cryptologic History - The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) and the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation

The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) and the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation's Symposium will be held on October 17-18, 2019 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, MD. The theme of the 2019 Symposium is "From Discovery to Discourse."

THEME & PROGRAM INFO

The theme for the 2019 Symposium on Cryptologic History is "From Discovery to Discourse." Since 1990, the Symposium on Cryptologic History has served as an opportunity to present historical discoveries found in unclassified and declassified Intelligence Community records and engage in scholarly discussion about their significance to cryptologic history. The 2019 Symposium program offers over 20 educational sessions led by over 65 speakers. Topics include cryptologic history related to World War I and II, the Cold War, communications security, cyberspace and technology, international and diplomatic relations, counterintelligence and espionage, declassification and public engagement, and more. The program is here.

REGISTRATION INFO: The registration rate is $70/day ($140 for the full program). The student rate is $35/day ($70 for the full program). Registration includes a light continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks. Sessions on Saturday, October 19th are free for those who register for one, or both, days at the Kossiakoff Center. For registration questions, contact the NCMF at crypt@cryptologicfoundation.org or 301-688-5436.

Registration is available online here. OR mail your registration form and payment following these instructions.

*** Registration will close on Friday October 11, 2019. No refunds for cancellations will be issued after Monday October 14, 2019. NSA/CSS and NCMF Program and Registration Fill-n-Print Forms

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 6 - 10:30 pm - Washington, DC - Michael Morell and Jill Singer, Co-Chairs, invite you to The Honorable William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner at the International Spy Museum

The International Spy Museum is proud to announce the keynote speaker for the Museum's annual dinner will be The Honorable George J. Tenet, former Director of Central Intelligence.

As one of longest serving and most influential CIA directors in history, DCI Tenet shares the unique perspective of intelligence in action at the highest level. He will share his experiences and long-standing relationship with this year's Webster Service Awardee, General Michael V. Hayden (Ret.), former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

The William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner will take place at the new home of the International Spy Museum in L'Enfant Plaza. On this special evening, more than 500 attendees will gather to recognize the men and women who have served in the field of National Security with integrity and distinction.
Each year, The Honorable William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award is given to an individual who has embodied the values of our esteemed friend, mentor, and leader ― Judge William H. Webster. This year's honoree is someone known for his invaluable service and contributions to the Intelligence Community, someone that has worked from the ground up and has been both a provider and consumer of intelligence with more than 20 years of experience. It is with great pride that we announce the 2019 honoree is General Michael V. Hayden, former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
AWARD DINNER CO-CHAIRS: Mr. Michael Morell, Senior Counselor, Beacon Global Strategies and Former Deputy Director and former Acting Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Ms. Jill Singer, Vice President, National Security, AT&T Public Sector & Wholesale; Former Chief Information Officer, National Reconnaissance Office.
Tickets range from $495 to $15,000. Explore your registration options here.

This event is closed to media.

Event location: The New International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024. Directions here.

21-22 November 2019 - Phoenix, AZ - CAE in Cyber Security Annual Symposium

The CAE in Cyber Security Symposium is right around the corner! CAE is Centers of Academic Excellence. If your institution belongs to the CAE-CD, CAE-2Y, CAE-R, or CAE-CO Program, you are eligible to participate. Details to follow several months from now.
Direct your questions to info@caecommunity.org. What are CAEs? More information here.

Upcoming CAE events and the Cyber Security Symposium.


Gift Suggestions:

AFIO's Guide to the Study of IntelligenceAFIO's 788-page Guide to the Study of Intelligence. Peter C. Oleson, Editor, also makes a good gift. View authors and table of contents here.

Perfect for professors, students, those considering careers in intelligence, and current/former officers seeking to see what changes are taking place across a wide spectrum of intelligence disciplines. AFIO's Guide to the Study of Intelligence helps instructors teach about the large variety of subjects that make up the field of intelligence. This includes secondary school teachers of American History, Civics, or current events and undergraduate and graduate professors of History, Political Science, International Relations, Security Studies, and related topics, especially those with no or limited professional experience in the field. Even those who are former practitioners are likely to have only a limited knowledge of the very broad field of intelligence, as most spend their careers in one or two agencies at most and may have focused only on collection or analysis of intelligence or support to those activities.
For a printed, bound copy, it is $95 which includes Fedex shipping to a CONUS (US-based) address.
To order for shipment to a US-based CONUS address, use this online form,

To order multiple copies or for purchases going to AK, HI, other US territories, or other countries call our office at 703-790-0320 or send email to afio@afio.com to hear of shipment fees.

Order the Guide from the AFIO's store at this link.

The Guide is also available directly from Amazon at this link.

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.

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