WIN #34-04 dtd 20 September 2004

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AFIO’s Special Fall Symposium/Convention

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Intelligence Community Restructuring

in the face of Multi-National Terrorism

The Wisdom of Rebuilding the House During a Storm

28 October through 31 October

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SECTION I -- CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

   Senior State Official Suspected Of Giving Secrets to Taiwan

   Intel Council Sees Possible Iraqi Civil War

   Ridge Apologizes To Brits Over Intel Leak

   Shadows Over U.S.-South Korean Intel Sharing?

SECTION II -- CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

   Scheuer Tells Senate What's Wrong With IC

   Giacomo’ Comes Clean About French Intel Deception

SECTION III -- CYBER INTELLIGENCE

   Move To Create DHS Assistant Secretary For Cybersecurity

   Website Resource on Terrorism

   Iran Regime Working On ‘Intranet’ To Supplant Internet

SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

   Books

      Bush Security Critic Clarke Now in Paperback

      The Coca War

      Born Overconfident?

   Issues

      Powell, Ridge Back Creation of an NID

SECTION V – CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS/QUERIES, CORRECTION, COMING EVENTS

   Assistance Sought

      Help Welcomed to Celebrate Nathan Hale Anniversary

   Careers

      Headhunters Seek Info Systems Security Officer

      L.A. Firm Seeks Senior Security Manager

     Corporate Exec Seeks Retiree for Terrorism Project

   Notes

      Report Cites Intel Role in Homeland Defense Against WMD

   Coming Events

      26 - 29 Sep - Reno, NV - USMC Tri-Association Intelligence Committee Joint Meeting

      27 - 28 Sep - Crystal City, VA - Workshops in Competitive Intelligence

      30 September - Arlington, VA - Luncheon Meeting co-sponsored by the Capitol Club Chapter of the Association of Old Crows and the Potomac Chapter, National Military Intelligence Association

      1 Oct - Tyson’s Corner, VA - Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP) Annual Meeting and Symposium

      7 - 10 Oct - Memphis, Tennessee - VQ Association Reunion

      8 - 9 Oct - East Lyme, Ct -- New England Chapter, Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association Reunion

      26 - 27 Oct - McLean, VA -- NMIA Classified Symposium

      28 - 31 Oct - Linthicum, MD -- AFIO Annual Symposium

      Sept thru October - Washington, DC - International Spy Museum Events

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SECTION I -- CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

SENIOR STATE OFFICIAL SUSPECTED OF GIVING SECRETS TO TAIWAN - Donald W. Keyser, a recently retired senior State Department official, at the center of allegations of Taiwanese espionage, has told associates he never passed any classified information to contacts from Taiwan, according to the New York Times.

   (http://ww.nytimes.com/2004/09/18/politics/18spy.html?pagewanted=all)

   Keyser denied accepting any money for passing information to the Taiwanese, but acknowledged he may have been sloppy in reporting foreign contacts, the associates said.

   Keyser, an adviser to Secretary Powell on Chinese affairs, was charged on 15 September with not reporting a secret trip to Taiwan while on an official mission to Japan. As of 18 September, neither Keyser nor his lawyer had made any public comments on the allegations.

   In an affidavit, the FBI said agents had seen Keyser give documents to two Taiwanese government contacts at meetings in the Washington area in July and August, just after he had resigned from the State Department. Keyser said last week he never shared any classified information with the Taiwanese, the Times said.

   A longtime Foreign Service Officer, Keyser has been charged only with making false statements to the government by concealing his trip to Taiwan in 2003. But Keyser also faces accusations of a security breach in 1999, when he and five other State employees were disciplined over a missing laptop computer that contained secret information.

   Keyser, 61, held top-secret security clearance and was promoted in January to principal deputy assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs before retiring in July.

   The Times reported that during his years in the State Department, Keyser never showed any bias toward Taiwan.  "I don't know of any senior officials who are pro-Taiwan," one former senior State Department official told the Times.

   According to an FBI affidavit filed on 15 September in the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, VA, Keyser, released on $500,000 bond, met a 33-year-old Taiwanese woman in Taipei and later met the same woman agent and her supervisor and passed the documents in the Washington region.

   People who worked alongside Keyser say he was even handed in his dealings with China and Taiwan, A former colleague described Keyser, whose wife is a CIA officer, as the quintessential straight arrow. (DKR)

INTEL COUNCIL SEES POSSIBLE IRAQI CIVIL WAR - In a classified National Intelligence Estimate, presented to President Bush in July by the National Intelligence Council, civil war in Iraq is foreseen as a possibility before the end of 2005, the Associated Press reported on 19 September.

   The council had determined that at best stability in Iraq would be tenuous, a U.S. official told AP on 15 September, speaking on condition of anonymity. The NIC, composed of senior intelligence officials, provides long-term strategic thinking for the IC. The report is the first formal assessment of Iraq since the October 2002 NIE on the threat posed by the now overthrown Saddam Husayn.

   Disclosure of the new NIE on Iraq came the same day that Senate Republicans and Democrats denounced the Bush administration's slow progress in rebuilding Iraq. "It's beyond pitiful, it's beyond embarrassing, it's now in the zone of dangerous," said Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel. (DKR)

RIDGE APOLOGIZES TO BRITS OVER INTEL LEAK - DHS Secretary Tom Ridge apologized on 16 September to Britain for the disruption of a major MI5 and Scotland Yard surveillance operation, The Guardian (London) reported.

   (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1306492,00.html)

   Ridge, in London on a visit to meet with senior British officials, said the U.S. leaking of intelligence about terrorist suspects in Britain was regrettable.

   British authorities were enraged in August when the Bush administration named individuals believed to have been involved in preparation of terrorist attacks in the United States and Britain.

   (See 'CIA, NSA Assist Pakistani Hunt for Qa’ida' WIN #28-04 dtd 9 August

2004)

SHADOWS OVER U.S.-SOUTH KOREAN INTEL SHARING? - Gen. Leon LaPorte, Commander U.S.-South Korea Combined Forces Command, dismissed on 16 September reports that the United States cooperation in sharing intelligence with South Korea had faltered, the Joong Ang Daily reported on 17 September.

   On 15 September, the Chosun Ilbo wrote that it was suspected that Korea was not fully cooperating with the United States in determining the cause of massive blasts in North Korea that aroused speculation of a possible nuclear

explosion in the area bordering China.

   South Korean media questioned whether Seoul, which relies on Washington for much of its information about the Communist state to the north, was receiving intelligence from the United States. La Porte told local reporters the two countries' exchange information on an hourly basis. (DKR)

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SECTION II -- CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

SCHEUER TELLS SENATE WHAT’S WRONG WITH IC - Michael Scheuer, who wrote "Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror," published anonymously last July, has sent the Senate Intelligence Committee a letter accusing senior civil servants of failing to ensure optimal performance by the IC, Associated Press reported.

   Bad decisions, understaffing and infighting stifled efforts to deal with the Qa'ida network and today, more than three years after 9/11, the CIA Directorate of Operations remains short-staffed, Scheuer, an active, senior CIA officer, charged.

   In his letter, of which a copy was provided to AP by a congressional source, Scheuer listed 10 management and leadership problems. The letter was delivered just before confirmation hearings began on the appointment of Rep. Porter Goss as DCI.

   There has been no systematic effort to groom al-Qa'ida expertise among Directorate of Operations officers since 11 September, Scheuer wrote. "Today, the unit is greatly understaffed because of a 'hiring freeze' and the rotation of large numbers of officers in and out of the unit every 60 to 90 days."

   Experienced officers do less of their work as they are used to train officers sent on mission before being qualified, according to Scheuer.

   An intelligence official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the clandestine service has more officers dealing with al-Qaida at headquarters and overseas than before 9/11. Apart from that, the CIA declined to comment on the statements by Scheuer who is a serving officer at Langley.

   Goss told the Senate he had reached conclusions similar to Scheuer's and sees a need to improve the CIA's HUMINT capabilities that he considers, "Our best bet for dealing with the war on terrorism."

   In his letter, Scheuer said the agency initially suppressed a 1996 report about al-Qaida's unsuccessful efforts to acquire a nuclear weapon, but that following internal protests, an abbreviated version was circulated within the IC. He also described disputes between the CIA and another intel agency over access to al-Qaida communications intercepts. DoD, he said, wouldn't provide Special Operations experts to help plan actions against al-Qaida.

   Scheuer said that the bin Laden unit he headed was ordered to disband in the Spring of 1998, resulting in many of its staff looking for jobs. This was just before the bombings of the U.S. embassies in East Africa that August. DCI George Tenet intervened and kept the unit open.

   The editor of Imperial Hubris, Christina Davidson of Brassey's Inc., said last week its author was close to resigning from the agency for a number of reasons, including denial of interviews. (DKR)

'GIACOMO' COMES CLEAN ABOUT FRENCH INTEL DECEPTION - An Italian businessman has admitted being in the pay of the French in the affair of false documents indicating Saddam Husayn was trying to buy uranium from Niger, the Sunday Telegraph (London) reported on 19 September. (http://www.opinion.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;sessionid=EZB3BTBJAWIZRQFIQMGSM54AVCBQWJVC?xml=/news/2004/09/19/wniger19.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/09/19/ixword.html)

   The man has been identified by Italian news agency Ansa as Rocco Martino, known by the codename of Giacomo. (See 'Italians Say French Intel Behind Niger Uranium Forgeries' WIN #32-04 dtd 06 September 2004)

   Martino admitted his employment by French intel to an investigating magistrate in Rome on 17 September. He said obtained the false documents from an employee at the Niger embassy in Rome before passing them on to French intelligence. He was on the French payroll from at least 2000.  Ansa reported Martino said he had believed the documents to be genuine.

   The French appear to have sought to discredit U.S. and British arguments for toppling Saddam, something the French opposed, by providing what would be exposed as false information.

   Diplomats say that Martino contacted the authorities in Rome of his own accord and wrote a letter of resignation to the French DGSE last week.

   Italian Investigators suspect Martino was first taken on by French intelligence five years ago, when he was asked to investigate rumors of trafficking in uranium from Niger. He is thought to have then been retained the following year to collect more information.

   In his 2003 State of the Union address, President Bush, relying on information supplied by MI6, drew on the forged documents to attack Saddam. In March that year the International Atomic Energy Agency exposed the documents as forgeries. In July, the White House withdrew Bush's claim and admitted it had been based on inaccurate information. British officials continue to say their intelligence about Iraq buying uranium was backed up by a second, independent source. (DKR)

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SECTION III -- CYBER INTELLIGENCE

MOVE TO CREATE DHS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CYBERSECURITY - Reps. Mac Thornberry, chairman of the Homeland Security Select Committee's Cybersecurity, Science and Research and Development Subcommittee, and Zoe Lofgren the subcommittee's ranking member, are prime sponsors of a bill to create an assistant secretary at DHS for cybersecurity and of another measure to enhance DHS science and technology, FCW.com reported on 14 September.

   The Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2004 would elevate the position of DHS cybersecurity director to assistant secretary within the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection directorate. The DHS cybersecurity division is at present led by Amit Yoran.

   Under the bill, the assistant secretary would be given authority over the National Communications System so as to treat telecommunications and information technology missions as one comprehensive mission.

   The NCS, which was transferred from the Defense Department to the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection directorate last year, is an interagency group with representatives from 23 federal departments and agencies. The group coordinates and plans national security and emergency communications for the federal government during crises. (DKR)

WEBSITE RESOURCE ON TERRORISM - A Terrorism Knowledge Base now provides details online for about 18,000 terrorist attacks worldwide over four decades, indictments spanning 20 years, terrorist group profiles and tools to analyze data.

   (http://db.mipt.org/Home.jsp)

   The site, funded by $5 million in tax money, is the result of four years of work by the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, established by Congress after the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

   Participants in the site's creation were the RAND Corporation that provided terrorist incident data going back to 1968; DFI International for terrorist group profiles; and the Universities of Arkansas and Oklahoma for indictment documents. (DKR) 

IRAN REGIME WORKING ON 'INTRANET' TO SUPPLANT INTERNET - Majid Zaherivash, managing director of Sorush Media, an affiliate of the Iranian state broadcasting agency, speaking on a call-in show on the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network, said on 15 September that the mullahs' regime is working on a national intranet so people can communicate and obtain information without accessing the Internet.

   Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported that the Communication and Information Technology Ministry was behind the project and that fiber-optic cables linking Iran's major cities are being laid. The Tehran regime should do more to protect Iranian websites from hackers, Zaherivash said. He also claimed that computer games are intended to secure the interests of the Americans and Zionists. (DKR)

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SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

   BUSH SECURITY CRITIC CLARKE NOW IN PAPERBACK - Richard A. Clarke, Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terrorism (Free Press, paperback, 352 pp. $14)

   Clarke served Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton and for a while Bush 43 as a national security expert. His account of the failings, as he saw it, of the present administration became a best seller when it was first published in a hardcover edition last March. Now available in paperback, it sets out this insider’s views. He believes there is no sign the administration can make DHS work, attain coordination among national security agencies, or significantly reduce domestic vulnerabilities. But, he says, it has succeeded in dividing the nation by what he considers contorted legal doctrines. Not to mention the situation in Iraq.

    Republicans with heart conditions are advised to abstain from reading this book. Democrats will require no encouragement to read it. (DKR)

   THE COCA WAR - BelÚn Boville, The Cocaine War In Context: Drugs and Politics (Algora, 204 pp. $22.95)

   Boville, a Spanish journalist, describes the complexities of the war between the United States and Latin America over cocaine. She sets out in detail its historical origins, the scientific data and economics involved and the social, legal, religious and environmental issues of the cocaine trade.

   Boville finds that U.S. policies are threatening Latin America’s development and stability. Among the many topics she takes up is what she sees as the involvement of Coca Cola in the spread of cocaine use. (DKR)

   BORN OVERCONFIDENT? - Dominic Johnson, Overconfidence and War: The Havoc and Glory of Positive Illusions (Harvard, 284pp. $26.95)

   Johnson, a member of Princeton’s Society of Fellows, asks, “Does a human tendency toward overconfidence lead us into wars when a more realistic assessment might keep the peace?” His answer is, more often than not, yes.

   Johnson sees this overconfidence as coming out of humankind’s evolutionary past and finds it to be an integral part of the human psyche. In a chapter that takes up the Iraq war, he finds it was the result of that overconfidence. Publication is set for October. (DKR)

Issues

   POWELL, RIDGE BACK CREATION OF AN NID - Secretary Powell told the Senate on 13 September that President Bush thought clear lines of authority were needed and so, contrary to a 9/11 Commission recommendation, did not want the CIA, FBI and DoD to provide NID deputies. Were that to happen, the NID deputies would be reporting to two different masters, which would be a mistake, the New York Times reported Powell as saying.

   (http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/14/politics/14panel.html?th)

   Powell told the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee that creating an NID could guard against the type of faulty intelligence that led him to tell the UN that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction, according to the Washington Post.

   (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18890-2004Sep13.html)

   Creating a NID, Powell said, would ensure that all intelligence was brought together and evaluated for officials who make decisions on it, and would guarantee that what one person knew, everyone else knew. With an "important, empowered national intelligence director, you are less likely to have those kinds of mistakes made," he said.

   DHS Secretary Ridge told the Senate he supported appointment of an NID But, he said, a proposed counterterrorism center should not be given roles DHS is already playing, such as providing terrorism data to state and local entities. "We don't want to start building up independent lines of communications," he said.

   "We still have to look at exactly how the NID is placed organizationally within the executive branch," Powell said, noting that Bush had made clear it would not be in the executive office of the president, as the 9/11 Commission recommended.

   Powell's views contrasted with those of former DCI Gates who has suggested that the NID have the CIA director as his deputy so that he is directly associated with one of the IC agencies. Powell said an NID divorced from any of the 15 IC agencies would be in a more powerful position to question any of the information or judgments given him any one of the organizations of government. (DKR)

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SECTION V - CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS/QUERIES, COMING EVENTS

Assistance Sought

   HELP WELCOMED TO CELEBRATE NATHAN HALE ANNIVERSARY - Plans are being made to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Nathan Hale on 6 June 1755 in Coventry, CN. Hanged by the British on 22 September 1776, Hale was the first U.S. intel officer to pay with his life for his service to his country. His famous last words were, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."

   The case officer for the celebrations next year is Bill Hosley, Director of The Antiquarian and Landmarks Society of the State of Connecticut. He may be contacted at 255 Main St., Hartfort, CT 06106; Phone: 860-247-8996; Fax: 860-249-4907; E-mail: hosley@hartnet.org.

   Hale is the state hero of Connecticut and the commemoration is being promoted by Rep. Rob Simmons of Connecticut, who represents the district in which Hale was born. Like Hale, Simmons is a Yale University graduate – and also a CIA veteran and AFIO member.

   Hosley is also seeking support for celebrations in New York City for the weekend of 11 - 12 June 2005 in which the prestigious New York Historical Society is interested in taking part. New Yorkers, passing through City Hall Park, are reminded of Hale's sacrifice by his statute, erected on the place where he was hanged. (Lawrence S., DKR)

Careers

[IMPORTANT: AFIO does not "vet" or endorse these inquiries or 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 or supplying any information.]

   HEADHUNTERS SEEK INFO SYSTEMS SECURITY OFFICER - Security Management Resources, Inc. is conducting a search on behalf of a client for a Security Specialist, Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO). This is an immediate opening for an experienced Government Information Systems programs security professional.

   Description: The successful candidate will provide information security certification and accreditation support for applications, systems and networks in accordance with appropriate DoD and DCID policies and requirements. The individual will be required to draft accreditation support documentation such as system security plans, contingency plans, security standard operating procedures, security test and evaluation plans, and residual risk assessments.

   Required Skills: Current Top Secret and SCI clearance, Minimum five years of ISSO experience with SCI security management mandatory, Knowledge of DoD security structure including DSS and DISCO is required, Thorough knowledge and understanding of the principles, concepts, practices and standards of SAP/SAR and SCIF operations as well as DCIDS, NISPOM and DoD overprint to the NISPOM supplement, Must know DCID 6/3, 6/9, UL 2050, and fully AIS competent, Practical experience with Intelligence Community (IC) customers is highly desirable, Extensive experience developing security AIS architecture, policy and plans, Polished formal and informal presentation skills.

   Minimum Education Desired: Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and/or at least 5 years ISSO/security engineering/INFOSEC experience.

   Compensation & Benefits: Salary range for this position is open, with excellent benefits. Relocation assistance is available.

   Apply: To apply please forward your resume and cover letter showing the above required skills and experience, stating your availability and salary history, via email in a Microsoft Word format document to jay.crawford@smrgroup.org No applications by phone, fax or Website.

   L.A. FIRM SEEKS SENIOR SECURITY MANAGER - Security Management Resources, Inc. seeks a senior security manager for compensation: 130-145K plus bonus with relocation paid.

   The position will be responsible for all aspects of Special Program security activities within major corporate business unit.  Responsibilities include implementation and compliance with all Special Programs security requirements, provide guidance and direction (Goals & Objectives) to all Special Programs security personnel, coordination with Special Programs customers (PM & PSO) on program security requirements, development of new business strategies & coordination of those strategies with customer community, and interfacing with Company Senior/Executive management with respect to Special Program activities. Will report directly to the business unit Security Director.

   Required Skills:  5-7 years direct experience working in Special Program customer community. Must have a solid background in successful management of Special Program security programs. Well versed with Special Programs security requirements. Excellent interpersonal and organizational management skills. Highly experienced in interfacing with Government customers and executive management.  Strong and effective leadership skills.  Familiar with NISPOM, NISPOM Supplement, Chapter 8, DCID's, ITAR regulations, and COMSEC requirements. Must have current TS clearance.

   Desired Skills: Current experience with other security disciplines and processes (e.g. Counterintelligence, Anti-Terrorism, International security, etc.), particularly as applicable to the intelligence community.

   Education: BS or BA required. MS/MA/MBA degree highly desirable.

   Interested candidates should email their resumes as an MS Word document attachment. Please include the job title and Ref# 040709 in the subject line and send to: Jay Crawford, CPP, Sr. Consultant, FL Office, Security Management Resources, Inc. Jay.Crawford@smrgroup.org Phone: (352) 385-0739.

CORPORATE EXEC (AFIO Member) SEEKS RETIREE FOR TERRORISM PROJECT - Inter-Sec Group Inc. is seeking a retired US Army MI/CI/SF/CT officer, preferably O5 or above, with an MA and the capabilities to write US Army training materials. This position is part of a one-year contract to be performed at Ft. Leavenworth, KS. Compensation approx $85K for the year, with some travel under JTR’s. Basic work is to conduct Terrorism OPFOR research and re-write/amend the US Army Terrorism Manual (unclassified). The Inter-Sec Group and The Institute for Strategic Studies on Terrorism will provide assistance in the research. An admin asst will be employed to assist with the computer/typing aspects. Those interested in this important challenge should email detailed resume ASAP to Arthur E Gerringer, President, The Inter-Sec Group, Inc. at agerringer@intersecgroup.com

Notes

   REPORT CITES INTEL ROLE IN HOMELAND DEFENSE AGAINST WMD - A Defense Science Board Task Force, setting out measures to strengthen homeland defense against WMDs, includes intelligence among DoD activities to be called on and extended.

   Improved intelligence capabilities to identify clandestine nuclear attack operations are crucial, the task force found, but left it at only saying that in its report. It explained this by pointing out that the task force could add little or nothing to improving intelligence, which in general is getting a great deal of attention. Virtually all such improvements will pertain also to the WMD threat. It also referred to what it called the sound and detailed recommendations for such improvement made by the 2000 DSB Task Force on Unconventional Nuclear Warfare Defense.

   The new report cited the need for effective nuclear intelligence capabilities for warnings and for interdiction. Tactical warning could be available, especially with improved intelligence and other capabilities.

   The Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Preventing and Defending Against Clandestine Nuclear Attack, produced by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense For Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, is an unclassified document. (DKR)

Coming Events

   26 - 29 September 04 - Reno, NV - USMC Tri-Association Intelligence Committee Joint Meeting -- All bets are on you will not want to miss the joint meeting of the U. S. Marine Corps Tri-Association Intelligence Committee comprised of members of the Marine Corps Counterintelligence, the Marine Corps Intelligence and the Marine Corps Cryptologic Associations at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada. The reunion will be held in conjunction with the Marine Intelligence Community’s fall conference which will involve active duty Marines attending from the “corners of the world,” current contingencies permitting. Friends of Marine Corps Intelligence are invited to attend. For additional details, contact Tom MacKinney (916) 983-6119 or at thosmack@comcast.net

   27 - 28 September - Workshops in Competitive Intelligence --The Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals is holding workshops for those engaged in CI whether in the fields of IT, Defense, Telecom, Consulting, Biotech, Pharmaceuticals, or Government Contracting. CI101 & CI202 are full-day intensive workshops offering a comprehensive professional development program to sharpen your skills in CI research and analysis techniques. This program offers tools and techniques to best your competition: Create and use intelligence within your organization; Discover available primary and secondary; research sources and techniques; Better understand the marketplace and the competition; Develop the ability to manage CI effectively; Help your firm reach desired goals—increased market share, profitability, and cost cutting. CI101 & 202 will be offered September 27-28, 2004 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Space is limited and this program has been a constant sell-out!  Don’t delay and sign up today. Call SCIP at (703) 730 - 0696 or visit www.scip.org for more information and online registration.

   30 September - Arlington, VA - Luncheon Meeting co-sponsored by the Capitol Club Chapter of the Association of Old Crows (AOC) and the Potomac Chapter, National Military Intelligence Association (NMIA)

   Guest speaker: Mr. Kevin Meiners, Director of Intelligence Strategies, Assessments &Technology, USD(I). Army Navy Country Club Ballroom in the Clubhouse 2400 South 18th Street Arlington, VA 22204 (West Gate) 703-521-6800 11:30 - 12:00 No-host Reception, Networking 12:00 - 1:30 Lunch, Speaker. Served lunch will include Parmesan Chicken served with sun-dried tomato-caper cream sauce, garden salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing, saffron rice pilaf, fresh vegetables, and angel food cake. To attend: Contact AOC, Ms. Randy Spencer (randy.spencer5@verizon.net or (703) 527-3484) by Tuesday, Sept. 28. Please provide your name, title, office/company, phone number, and e-mail address when RSVPing. Cost is $25 per person, payable at the door by cash or check.

   1 October - Tyson’s Corner, VA - Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP) Annual Meeting and Symposium -- This year’s annual meeting of the Naval Intelligence Professionals will take place at the Tyson’s Corner Holiday Inn. For more information, please call (703) 250-6765.

   7 - 10 October - Memphis, Tennessee - VQ Association Reunion -- Fleet Air Reconnaissance Association (VQ-1, 2, 5, 6 and Security Group Support) is holding its annual reunion in Memphis, Tennessee October 7-10, 2004.  For details and sign up information please contact Allan Prevette, 3232 Village 3, Camarillo, CA 93012, phone: (805) 482-1204, email: pierreputt@att.net. The VQ Association web page is at: http://www.kleinandstump.com/VQ

   VQ is a Navy abbreviation for Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadrons. V = Air/Aviation Q = Reconnaissance. The VQ squadrons VQ1 and VQ2 being the best known provide ELINT Order Of Battle data to on foreign countries to national level intel agencies. VQ1 stands for Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE. The Navy EP3E (PR31) aircraft that suffered a collision with a Chinese F8 interceptor in 2001 was a VQ1 aircraft.

   8 - 9 October 04 -- East Lyme, CT - Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association Reunion -- The New England Chapter, Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association hosts a special reunion. For more information, contact: Phil Sirmons, 492 Boston Post Rd, East Lyme, CT 06333, 860-739-6006, asir@peoplepc.com, or visit their website at: http://www.ncva-ne.org

   26 - 27 October - McLean, VA - NMIA Classified Symposium -- NMIA will hold its next classified Symposium at the MITRE facility in McLean VA on 26 & 27 October. For more information, visit http://www.nmia.org

   MANY dates in September and October - Washington, DC - International Spy Museum hosts a wide variety of frequent programs in their building at 8th & F Streets. Visit their website at www.spymuseum.org to review their offerings and to sign up for these programs.  Tickets can be quickly obtained using TicketMaster.

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