WIN #38-04 dtd 18 October 2004

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AFIO’s Special Fall Symposium/Convention


Prices and Online Registration Form

Intelligence Community Restructuring
in the face of Multi-National Terrorism -
Rebuilding the House during a Storm

at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute /,
692 Maritime Blvd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
and at the


(1) Registration from 1600 to 2000 hours
(2) Get acquainted with Maritime Center and its beautiful new campus
(3) Hospitality Suite - informal get-together

at the
National Security Agency

N.B. ALL Registrants MUST be at bus staging area in front of Conference Center by 0700 - Arrive with two photo IDs and AFIO Symposium badge [pick up AFIO badge when you arrive]. No private cars allowed at NSA. If you miss buses you will be unable to attend NSA portion of event. No refunds.

NOTE: Special security restrictions & screening apply. Their decision to us is final. No cell phones, cameras or recording devices allowed at NSA. Those attending must provide AFIO your SSN, Place and Date of Birth (provide by phone, fax, mail if desired. We NEVER share this info & it is closely guarded.).
If Naturalized, provide date and place and Naturalization number at the time of your registration.

0715 - Buses depart Maritime Center
0815 - 0900 - NSA Security/Registration
0910 - 0945 - Keynote Address - Lt. Gen. Michael V. Hayden, USAF -
Director, NSA / CSS [confirmed] on NSA, Intelligence, Terrorism, and Coming Changes
0950-1005 - Introductions - former DIRNSA Lincoln D. Faurer, USAF[ret] and AFIO President Eugene Poteat,
AFIO Chairman E. Peter Earnest and

AFIO Vice Chairman Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Edward Heinz
1010-1055 - Joseph R. DeTrani, North Korea and China Expert, CIA [confirmed]
1100 -1150 - Charles Berlin, Associate NSA Director for Customer Relations - "International Terrorism and Human Intelligence" [confirmed]

Lunch Break

1330 -1415 - James Gosler, Information Assurance Expert,
U.S. Govt. Consultant [confirmed]
1420 - 1510 - Maureen Baginski, Executive Asst Director for Intelligence, FBI
- Counter-Terrorism, Intelligence, and the FBI [confirmed]
1515-1605 - Ken DeGraffenreid - Deputy National Counterintelligence Executive [confirmed]
1610 -1700 - Valerie J. McNevin, Senior Financial sector specialist, World Bank - Cyber$pace and $pyware: Harvesting $hadow Intelligence [confirmed]
Departure for Museum

1730 - 1930 - Chairman’s Reception at National Cryptologic Museum, NSA,
Chairman Peter Earnest co-hosts with Jack E. Ingram, Museum Director, and staff
National Cryptologic Museum Reception includes hors d’oeuvres, drinks,
& private tour of Museum. Museum shop will be well-stocked
and will remain open throughout event.


0845-0930 - Registration at CCMIT
0930-1015 - Intelligence and Terrorism Issues Panel -
1015-1130 - How Terror Groups End - Christopher C. Harmon, Ph.D.,
terrorism author, Professor of International Relations,
Command and Staff College, Marine Corps University [confirmed]
1130-1240 - Luncheon with speaker Lt Col Stephen P. Lambert, USAF
on "Y - Sources of Islamic Revolutionary Conduct"


1240 -1500 - Book Exposition & Panels Intelligence Book Review panel,
Ward Warren et al., – Review of current and forthcoming Intelligence
Literature with special guest/authors.
1500 - 1600 - Teaching Intelligence Panel - Outstanding programs and courses.
College: Institute of World Politics, Washington, DC and Joint Military Intelligence College, with Professor John Lenczowski [IWP], Mr. Jan Goldman [JMIC] and Professor Daniel J. Benny, [Central Pennsylvania College] and others. [all confirmed] 

[Because of time constraints, these optional tours run concurrent with Saturday Symposium Sessions and
often appeal to spouses, members, and/or other guests] 
All Tours are subject to adequate number of registrants

Option A: International Spy Museum Visit
 morning, only, with bus [from/to CCMIT]

Option B: Bus Tour to National Electronics Museum & National Vigilance Park.
Includes in-route briefings on early overhead reconnaissance, the U-2 Incident and Cold War Museum - 3 Hours
(Guides: Francis Gary Powers, Jr. and John Bessette)
Morning or Afternoon [based on survey of those who sign up] Includes beverages and snacks
with bus [from/to CCMIT]


Spies in Black Ties™– AFIO Annual Awards Banquet, Saturday Evening
Formal attire recommended but not mandatory.
Includes Open Bar Reception & Banquet with distinguished Keynote speaker,
music, entertainment, awards.

The National Maritime Center
Linthicum Heights, MD

0830 - 0930 General Membership Meeting - President, Sr. VP & Executive Director
0930 - 1100 - Chapter Workshop – restricted to current and prospective Chapter representatives, conducted by AFIO VP for Chapters Emerson Cooper. [confirmed]
No cost, but must register. Limited attendance.


Prices and Online Registration Form

Room reservations should be made as soon as possible

by calling Toll Free: 866-629-3196 or at 410-859-5700.

Make your flight reservations now to arrive at BWI Airport

by Thursday evening 28 October. Plan for arrival on 28 October

with departure at noon on the 31st.

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   Special Forces said to have Usama Bin Ladin in Sights

   Iranian Intel Activities Abroad Reported

   Israeli Says Iran to Launch Spy Satellite


   Pavitt Says Talk of the CIA Attempting to Undermine Bush is Nonsense

   Geospatial Intel Experts Seek Best Use of Data


   Personal Database System Goes Offshore and Beyond U.S. Oversight



      The Iranian Hostage Crisis Revisited

      The Cuban Missile Crisis Remembered

      How the Poles Broke Enigma


      Hill, White House Indicate Delay on Intel Reform Law



      Krongard Given Top CIA Leadership Award


      U-Boats Off Maine Coast


   Coming Events

      21 Oct - Alexandria, VA - CT-CI Academy - A Taste of Chinese Intelligence

      24 Oct - Washington, DC - International Spy Museum - Spy School Workshop: Disguise 101

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

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

      New Intel Conference Debuts Next February



Special Forces Said To Have USAMA BIN LADIN In Sights, MaKING “OCTOBER SURPRISE” A POSSIBILITY - U.S. and Pakistani special forces are waiting on orders to seize Usama bin Ladin in Chinese territory close to the border with Pakistan, according to the Polish weekly Wprost of 17 October.


   In an article by Gordon Thomas, a veteran British journalist and author, NSA satellite images are said to have located UBL in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The region, historically known as East Turkestan, is the homeland of the Uyghurs, a Muslim Turkic people, and the scene of militant separatists’ attempts to end Beijing’s rule there. Many among the Uyghurs reportedly support al-Qa’ida.

   According to Thomas, UBL has met with Chinese authorities and convinced them he would be able to keep the region under control. Anti-Chinese activity has reportedly quieted down since UBL’s arrival.

   When former DCI Tenet proposed preparing a contingency plan for seizing the al-Qa’ida leader, he was told such action could only be carried out with Chinese support, Thomas writes. He also says that Washington is in talks with Beijing about which the White House has refused to comment.

   Thomas spent three decades as a foreign correspondent with Lord Beaverbrook’s Express group of newspapers and has published 53 books, many of them touching on intel affairs. The Welsh-born Thomas now lives in Ireland. His Web site is  (DKR)

Iranian Intel Activities Abroad REPORTED - Iraqi intelligence chief Muhammad al-Shahwani claimed on 14 October that 27 staffers at the Iranian Embassy are conducting espionage, and that they recruited the assassins of 18 Iraqi intelligence personnel, RFE/RL quoted Al-Sharqiyah television as reporting.

   Documents secured in raids on 29 September linked Iran with the killings, Al-Shahwani said, adding that according to the documents, Iran had provided money for the creation of a television production company headed by an Iranian named Jafar Pishqadam, the Baghdad newspaper Al-Zaman reported on 13 October.

   Iran also finances and supplies five radio stations and certain newspapers, that are used to gather intelligence for Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps. In addition, another document found showed that Iran has provided $45 million for militias affiliated with Iraqi political parties.

   In Prague, the Czech News Agency reported that Iran, North Korea and several states of the former Soviet Union are among foreign intelligence services most frequently observed at work in the Czech Republic.

   Citing the Czech Security Information Service (BIS) report for 2003, CTK, picked up by the RFE/RL Iran Report of 18 October, referred to surveillance of intelligence services of states suspected of covertly supporting terrorist organizations. (DKR)

Israeli Says Iran To Launch Spy Satellite - Iran will launch its first spy satellite in March or April 2005, Uzi Rubin, head of the Defense Ministry department responsible for ballistic missile defense, has predicted, the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz reported on 18 October.


   Russian ballistic missiles, adapted by expatriate Russian experts, will serve as the basis for the satellite launcher, Rubin said. The Russian experts have advanced Iran's ballistic capabilities, he said, by significantly improving the accuracy of its Shahab-3 missile. That missile reportedly has a range of over 1,250 miles and can carry a one-ton warhead.

    Rubin said that photographs distributed by Tehran showing improvements in the Shahab-3 indicated that expatriate Russians had assisted the project. The photos showed that the missile's cone is very like that found on old Soviet missiles and so different from what Russia has produced since 1990, when the Soviet Union collapsed. "That is why I feel that retired Russian scientists, whose pensions were insufficient, did the work," he said.

   Iran is developing three satellites. Two weigh 20 to 60 kg and are expected to be launched mainly as a test. The third weighs 170 kg and is to carry a telescopic camera for espionage purposes. That is the one that Rubin expects to be launched next spring, Ha'aretz said.

   Iran has been very open about its missile and satellite programs and, Rubin said, Tehran sees the satellite launch as a global show of strength. (DKR)



Pavitt Says Talk Of The CIA Attempting To Undermine Bush Is Nonsense - Ex-CIA DD Operations James Pavitt, interviewed on the NBC program Dateline of 17 October, dismissed as absolute nonsense talk that the agency was attempting to undermine President Bush.

   But most of his commentary concerned past underfunding and understaffing of the agency prior to 9/11 and its activities since then. 


   Prior to 9/11, the CIA believed something big was imminent, but didn't know exactly when or where. "And that's the terrible tragedy. We knew they were coming," said Pavitt who resigned as DD Operations in August after 31 years with the agency.

   The CIA had recruits on the ground in Afghanistan, Pavitt said, but they were never were able to provide specific information that would have prevented 9/11.

   During a recent visit to the International Spy Museum in Washington, Pavitt recalled his early years as a covert officer in 1970s Berlin. "It was a place where we could, if we did our work well, have great success," he said, and that success helped win the Cold War. He also served elsewhere in Europe and in Asia before becoming an intel aide to the first President Bush.

   By the time he moved to Langley in the 1990s, funding for clandestine operations had plummeted in what he said reflected the belief that the Cold War was won and there no need for people doing the kind of things that the Operations directorate did.

   Pavitt said that by the time he became DD Operations in 1999, terrorism had become a major threat and that while he was given more money, it was nowhere near enough. "Two or three weeks before that first aircraft slammed in to the first tower in New York, there was a debate at CIA about the rebuilding of the clandestine service. And I passionately argued to stay the course, to invest the money. In one instance, I threatened to resign, if we did not get the resources."

   Pavitt accepted that mistakes had occured. Operatives were on the trail of two of the 9/11 hijackers well over a year before the attacks. But when the suspects left Malaysia, they were not followed and so no U.S. officials were on the lookout for them when they entered the United States. Pavitt said there was a cable that was lost that perhaps would have allowed the surveillance to continue.

   Information provided by the CIA on what weapons Saddam actually had turned out to be almost all wrong, he admitted. "Saddam was an extraordinarily adept deceiver," he explained. "And I did not have the kind of human agents in the inner circle that would have told us exactly what was going on."

   Pavitt said that in a number of meetings on Iraq, he said there might be a number of reasons for going to war, but that he did not see the intel on WMD being one which carried the day.

   But CIA operatives did get it right when they went in ahead of U.S. troops in Iraq, providing intelligence that helped save American and Iraqi lives. The agency also accurately predicted the bloody insurgency now underway in Iraq. (DKR)

Geospatial Intel Experts Seek Best Use of Data - How best to use the river of data generated by high-tech gadgetry continues to bedevil the experts. Such was the overarching message as the security industry and its government counterparts gathered in New Orleans at the behest of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, the Times-Picayune reported on 14 October.


   The two-day GEOINT 2004 gathering, among other things, sought to acquaint the private sector with the government agencies that use most of the intelligence produced by a new generation of high-techware. Another topic was that the uncertainty of agencies about how to blend, share and best use what they receive. 

   "America cannot afford, and I know the NSA cannot afford, a separate back-end for each envelope in the collection portfolio,” NSA Director Lt. Gen. Michael V. Hayden USAF told the hundreds of computer nerds, military-trained analysts and corporate executives in attendance at the Big Easy's Sheraton Hotel. Also present was Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper USAF ret. director of the newly formed National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.

   The thrust of their argument was clear, the daily reported: With more intelligence gathered at home and abroad, the United States must find a way to make that information useful more quickly, especially to combat units active overseas.

   But despite the remarkable technical resources available, intel experts present agreed that the face-to-face interview remains the single biggest factor in making intel useful. Hayden said the NSA has tried but failed to find an acceptable substitute for the personal delivery of a report.

   "In Iraq and Afghanistan we don't want commanders saying, 'Where's my in-box?' but 'What do I do next?' " Hayden said. "That's the kind of question we want our customers asking. If we're there in person, we're in the fight."

   In a financial bonanza, Congress is putting the finishing touches on a $33.1 billion homeland security bill to which it has added nearly $900 million more than President Bush requested. That is in addition to the major intel agencies published and clandestine budgets, the Times-Picayune said. Questions put to Hayden and Clapper reflected eagerness by business interests to get in on the action.

   Clapper and Hayden warned that strict security clearance guidelines, together with delays in the budget pipeline, meant government agencies could not keep up with developments in the private sector. "I think we're still stuck in a Cold War mentality, and we need to adopt a risk-management approach rather than a risk-aversion approach," Clapper said. (DKR)



PERSONAL DATABASE SYSTEM GOES OFFSHORE AND BEYOND U.S. OVERSIGHT - A Bahama-based company, Global Information Group Ltd., is to apply technology developed for a DHS passenger-screening program to amass large databases of international records and analyze them for corporations, government agencies and other information services, the Washington Post reported on 16 October.


   The system to be employed by Global Intelligence was developed under Ben H. Bell III, director of the Transportation Security Administration's Office of National Risk Assessment until he resigned last March. Bell, who earlier had been intelligence official at INS, is now chief executive of Global Information. He said he did not become involved with Global Intelligence until after he left government service.

   The ONRA system was designed to use commercial records, terrorist watch lists and computer software to assess travelers and target those who might pose a security threat. It cost almost $100 million but has not been put into use. Legislators and civil liberties advocates protested that its operations would intrude unacceptably into the lives of ordinary Americans. The Bush administration put off testing it until after the election.

   As an offshore company, Global Information, according to the Post, is outside the reach of U.S. regulators. The LexisNexis Group was one of the main contractors on the second generation Computer Assisted Passenger Pre-screening Program, or CAPPS II. Now LexisNexis has hired Global as a consultant to explore the viability of using the Bahamas as a base for collecting international information.

   Secure Flight, as the system is now known, can be used to assess foreign job candidates for risk, conduct background checks on cargo ship crews and check on people wanting to open bank accounts in the United States. It also will provide what the company calls terrorist risk identity assessment.

   Bell and his associates said they are seeking to fill gaps in existing commercial databases that enable criminals and terrorists to travel the globe, sometimes using false identities. Global Information founder Donald Thibeau, a former LexisNexis executive, said the new company was located in the Caribbean island state to take advantage of regulations he thinks should make it easier there to collect data than in the United States.

   Company officials said Bahamian law also protects privacy but is not as cumbersome as U.S. regulations. They said the company's location will help them collect information from abroad because businesses and information brokers would be more likely to ship electronic records to the Bahamas than to the United States.

   According to Thibeau, large information services, like LexisNexis, can run into obstacles trying to gather international data themselves. An example was the criticism leveled by Latin Americans when it became known that ChoicePoint Inc., also a government contractor, was buying databases on people in Mexico and other countries. ChoicePoint said it was misled by data brokers who sold information that should not have been sold. (DKR)




   The Iranian Hostage Crisis Revisited - David Farber, Taken Hostage: The Iran Hostage Crisis and America’s First Encounter with Radical Islam (Princeton University Press, 204 pp. $22.95)

   Farber, a professor at Temple University, presents a detailed account of how the 1979 revolution in Iran unfolded, shifting to an predominantly Islamist character at the time fanatic students seized the U.S. Embassy and kept its staff prisoners for 444 days.

   He makes an important point, understood by ex-pats living in the Shah’s Iran (this reviewer among them) but not by the Shah and Washington. The Shah and Washington were obsessed with the idea that danger lay on the Left, with the Soviet Union behind it, when it was clear to foreigners in routine, daily touch with the Iranians that the far greater danger lay with the Islamists and their backers, notably the bazaaris. This class of  traditional merchants was threatened by the emergence of a new commercial class, backed by the Imperial court.

   Farber delineates the inability of Jimmy Carter to cope with a shrewd and ruthless Khomeini who used the hostages to consolidate his power and liquidate the Leftist element in the revolution.

   The book is a useful reminder of the depth of hostility in the Muslim world towards the United States and of the largely ineffective American attempt to cope with it, currently exemplified by the imbecility of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and its Arabic-language radio Al-Sawa. (DKR)

   The Cuban Missile Crisis Remembered - Max Frankel, High Noon in the Cold War: Kennedy, Khrushchev and the Cuban Missile Crisis (Ballantine Books, 206 pp. $23.95)

   Frankel, a longtime senior editor of the New York Times, brings new insights to the familiar story of the Cuban missile crisis of 1962.

   A U-2 overflight on 15 October discovered the Russians had sneaked their missiles into Castro's Cuba. For the first week of the resulting crisis, only a small group of advisers, known as the Executive Committee, knew what the Russians had done. This secrecy meant there was no explosion of public pressure of one kind or another that could have ended in catastrophe.

   The Washington Post and The New York Times guessed what was going on a day or so before President Kennedy was to address the nation about the incident. At Kennedy's pleading, both papers refrained from publishing what they knew.

   From material that became accessible after the end of the Cold War, it emerges that Nikita Khrushchev realized that the Soviet Union, having been caught red-handed, would have to back down. But the Soviet leader worried he might not be able to control his own military.

   Kennedy, determined to get the missiles out of Cuba, ordered a naval blockade giving the Kremlin several days to consider the danger to their approaching ships. At the same time, he moved U.S. troops to Florida, preparatory to a possible invasion of Cuba. But Kennedy also wanted to give Khrushchev a fig leaf to cover his backing down. It took the form of a promise by Kennedy not to invade Cuba if the missiles were withdrawn. It worked and Khrushchev pulled the missiles out. (Cameron L.C., DKR)

   How the Poles Broke Enigma -- Wladyslaw Kosaczuk, Jerzy Straszak, Enigma: How the Poles Broke the Nazi Code (Hippocrene Books, 200 pp.  $22.50)

   In 1923, a German engineer began to manufacture and market an enciphering machine that he called Enigma. Within years, the German army was using a military version. Until the end of World War, part of Poland was ruled by the Germans and the newly independent Poles took an interest in what the German army was up to.

   In 1929, a Polish cipher bureau was set up in Poznan, the formerly Prussian city of Posnen, staffed by German speaking mathematicians from the local university. By January 1933, the Poles were able to read Enigma messages and in 1938, with war clouds once again gathering over Poland, Warsaw shared its ability to decipher Enigma with the British and French intelligence services.

   When war came the following year and the British set up their decoding center at Bletchley Park, the knowledge provided by the Poles enabled Britain to know Germans plans and intentions. In the words of cryptology expert David Hatch, "The breaking of Enigma by the Poles was one of the cornerstones of the Allied victory over Germany."

   Kosaczuk and Straszak give a detailed account of how the Poles were able to break Enigma, remanufacture its machine and read and decipher German military traffic. This is a book for anyone interested in the history of cryptography, code breaking and World War II. (DKR)


   Hill, White HOUSE INDICATE Delay on Intel Reform Law --Thomas Kean, chairman of the 9/11 Commission, warned on 14 October that Congress was moving too slowly to negotiate a compromise intelligence reform package, the Washington Post reported.


   At the same time, relatives of 9/11 victims said a White House official raised doubt about the fate of the legislation, the paper said. Alberto R. Gonzales, the chief White House counsel, told several relatives of victims that the Bush administration was not sure an intelligence bill could be signed before the end of the year.

   White House spokeswoman Erin Healy said, however, that Gonzales sought to reassure the families that the administration would do everything it could to get legislation passed.

   According to Kean, the House and Senate were moving too slowly to negotiate a compromise between the competing reform proposals, adding that the pace could jeopardize the whole effort. "If we lose the momentum, we may lose the whole thing," Kean said. "We need a bill, and we need it soon."

   The bills adopted by both houses would create an NID and a counterterrorism center but differ in what budgetary power the NID would have. Opposition has arisen in the Senate to provisions in the House bill concerning law enforcement and immigration provisions. (DKR)



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   Krongard Given Top CIA Leadership Award - A.B. "Buzzy" Krongard was given the CIA's highest award for leadership on 13 October for his 3 1/2 years of service as the agency's executive director, the Baltimore Sun reported.

   Krongard was praised for his part in creating the Terrorist Threat Integration Center and championing better information sharing between agency operatives and analysts.

   "Buzzy can be tough - but always with reason," DDCI John McLaughlin said in presenting him with the Distinguished Intelligence Medal. Krongard, McLaughlin said, had "no time for sloppiness, cut corners and waste."

   Krongard lost his job after Porter Goss became DCI, the Sun said. Krongard, a former Baltimore investment banker, said last week that his plans are uncertain. (DKR)


   U-Boats Off Maine Coast - “I am researching U-boat operations along the coast of Maine during World War II.  On 22 June 1942 a U-boat was sighted in Casco Bay, Maine. Several destroyers were sent to attack the sub.  An oil slick was sighted and samples taken. The ships stayed on site for some time to ensure the kill. Bodies began to wash up on Popham and Hunnewell Beaches near Small Point, Maine.  Does anyone have any other information about this event or any others involving U-boats between 1942-1945? My email is”

Coming Events

   21 October - Alexandria, VA - CT-CI Academy - A Taste of Chinese Intelligence -- An all-day conference at the Counterterrorism-Counterintelligence Academy. One of the nation's top experts on Chinese intelligence, Dr. Paul Moore gives an excellent overview of the subtle yet effective way the People's Republic of China collects intelligence in America, how different it is than the traditional Western/European style of intelligence collection, and ways to recognize it.

   For more information, please visit:

   24 October - Washington, DC - International Spy Museum - Spy School Workshop: Disguise 101 -- Skip the plastic surgeon. Hang up the Halloween costume. Never mind the witness protection program. You'll learn how to transform your appearance and, yes, change your identity at this amazing session. Former CIA "Masters of Disguise," Tony and Jonna Mendez, will share their expertise by demonstrating the tricks of the trade, and how seemingly subtle changes in dress, gesture, posture, speech, and facial expressions can create dramatic results. Old will become young and male morph into female before your very eyes! Will you detect who in your midst is concealing their real identity? Create your own disguise and see if you can fool the experts! For more information, please visit:

   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, please visit

   New Intel Conference Debuts Next February - Featuring well over 50 seminars, sessions and special events, the National Intelligence Conference and Exposition (INTELCON) will debut next February 8-10 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, just outside of Washington in Arlington, Virginia.

   INTELCON'S s goal is to bring together annually intel professionals and members of Congress in an informal setting on neutral ground to provide educational enhancement and discuss common issues.

   Veteran intelligence specialist John Loftus is directing the INTELCON Program, supported by an advisory group of figures within the Intelligence Community and a liaison committee whose members reach out to intelligence and intel-related professionals in both the public and private sectors. Conference Chairman is Dr. William Saxton, founder of the very first computer/IT conference for the Federal government.

   Based upon the theme of “Widening the Intelligence Community,” the Conference offers five two-day Program Tracks – Federal Civilian, DOD/Military, State and Local Law Enforcement, Business, and Private Sector. In addition, there will be eight, full-day Professional Enhancement Seminars on Trends in Intelligence Technology, Role of Congress in Intelligence Oversight, Finding and Keeping Intelligence Specialists, Reforming the Intelligence Community, View from Abroad, Sharing Intelligence, Getting the Public Involved, and Political, Policy and Legal Issues. Also planned are two plenary sessions – Counterintelligence Methods and Applications; and, How to Find and Leverage Open Source Intelligence.

   Luncheon and keynote addresses by prominent speakers, and special briefings for Congress, will round out the program. There will also be a full-scale vendor exposition with a wide spectrum of companies and products relevant to intelligence interests. Its organizer is Federal Business Council of Annapolis Junction, Maryland that is also handling INTELCON’s overall production.

    For more information, please go to the event’s Web site,, or contact: David Powell  Federal Business Council 10810 Guilford Road, P.O. Box 685 Annapolis Junction, Maryland 20710 Tel. 301-206-2940  FAX: 301-206-2950


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