WIN 05-05 dtd 31 January 2005

 

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SECTION I -- CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

RUSSIAN SPYING IN USA NOW AT COLD WAR LEVEL

FBI STEPS UP INTEL GATHERING ON FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS

DOD THROWS COLD WATER ON REPORT OF COVERT OPS UNIT

SECTION II -- CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

NIC FORESEES RELATIVE DECLINE OF U.S. WORLD POSITION

U.S. INTEL SAYS SANDINISTAS HAVE CACHED SA-7S           

SECTION III -- CYBER INTELLIGENCE

DHS TO TEST RFID TAGS AT U.S. BORDERS

IRAN SAYS USG ORDERED WEBSITE CLOSED

MOSSAD WEBSITE ADVERTISES JOBS

SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

   Books

WINS BOOK REVIEWS NOW ONLINE

A FRIENDLY ASIAN AS CRITIC OF U.S. POLICY

THE DOMESTIC POLITICS OF THE WAR OF 1812

AFIO MEMBER'S BOOK OF REAGAN LETTERS NOW IN PAPERBACK

  Issues

CIA BALKS AT RELEASING FILES ON NAZIS

SECTION V -- CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS

Careers

OPENINGS WITH BALL AEROSPACE AROUND AMERICA

Queries and Authors Seeking Assistance

WANTS TO HEAR CIC EXPERIENCES IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA IN POSTWAR WWII

Obituary

George D. Neagoy

Coming Events

1 February & 8 February 05 - Washington, DC - Inside Stories: America Held Hostage - 444 Days to Freedom (2 Part Series) - International Spy Museum

1 - 3 February 05 - Dulles, VA - The MASINT Association is cooperating with Association of Old Crows, the DIA, NRO, NMA and the MASINT Committee to present the Third Annual MASINT Conference

8 - 10 February - Crystal City, VA - New Intel Conference Debuts

24 February 05 - Washington, DC - Spies of the Kaiser - Lunchtime Author Debriefing and Book Signing - International Spy Museum

1 March & 15 March 05 - Washington, DC - Sisterhood of Spies: Shady Ladies in Espionage (2 Part Series) - International Spy Museum

4-5 March 2005 - College Station, TX - The Bush School/ONCIX, Counterintelligence for the 21st Century Conference

10 March 05 - Washington, DC - Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage - International Spy Museum

14-16 March 2005 - Arlington, VA - ASIS, 23rd Annual Government/Industry Conference on Global Terrorism

15-16 March 2005 - Irvine, CA - ISAC/ONCIX, ISAC/ONCIX Regional Seminar 

21 - 22 March 05 - Washington, D.C. - EMININT 2005

23 - 24 March 05 - Fairfax, VA - NMIA National Intelligence Symposium

6 - 9 April 05 - Chicago, IL - SCIP Annual Conference

14 April 2005 - Huntsville, AL - NCMS/ONCIX, NCMS/ONCIX Regional Seminar

15 - 16 April 05 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Cryptologic Veterans Reunion

17-20 April 2005 - Copenhagen, Denmark - ASIS, ASIS European Security Conference

18 - 21 April 05 - SFSAFBI Western Regional Conference

20 - 21 April 05 - Langley, VA - AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium

21 April 05 - Washington, DC - 2005 MOAA Career Fair - DC Convention Center

22 - 24 April 05 - Grapevine, TX - SFSAFBI South Central Regional Meeting

25 - 28 April 05 - Philadelphia, PA - 2005 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference

2-4 May 2005 - Falls Church, VA - NSI, NSI IMPACT 2005! 20th Annual Conference & Expo

23-27 May 2005 - San Diego, CA - IOSS, National OPSEC Conference and Exhibition

25-26 May 2005 - Washington, D.C. - GOVSEC, GovSec/US Law Enforcement/READY Expo & Conferences

12-15 September 2005 - Orlando, FL - ASIS, 51st Annual Seminar & Exhibits

27 - 30 October 2005 - AFIO 30th Anniversary Symposium Celebration - Sheraton Premiere Hotel, McLean, Tyson's Corner, VA

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SECTION I -- CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

 

RUSSIAN SPYING IN USA NOW AT COLD WAR LEVEL- Russia is fielding an army of spooks in the U.S. that is at least equal in number to the one deployed by the old, much larger Soviet Union, Time magazine online reported on 30 January.

     www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1022559,00.htm

     Russia runs more than 100 known spies under official cover in the United States, according to senior U.S. intelligence and law-enforcement officials. An unknown number of men and women NOCs, working under nonofficial cover, undoubtedly expand the Russian spy force.

      "They're baaaaack," a former senior U.S. intel official told Time. "They're busy as hell, but I don't think we've really got what it is that they're doing."

      Although Time did not mention it, stepped up Russian espionage in the United States is part of a restoration of such activities to Cold War levels elsewhere in Western countries. (See "Russian Spying In Britain at Cold War Level" WIN #40-04 dtd 1 November 2004)

      The number of Russian spies was considered surprising as less than four years ago the Bush administration expelled 50 of them after the discovery that FBI counterintelligence agent Robert Hanssen had been spying for Russia for 21 years.

     In a high-level meeting late last year, officials told TIME, the NSC instructed the FBI, CIA, State, and other agencies to get a better handle on the Russian espionage threat.

    A U.S. official said belief that Moscow would retaliate in kind, reducing the number of U.S. operatives in Russia, inhibits the expulsion of suspected Russian diplomats whose departure would oblige Moscow to replace them with less experienced SVR members.

     Following 9/11, the bureau shifted to counterterrorism efforts at the expense of its traditional counterintelligence capacity. Russia, under President Vladimir Putin, a former KGB officer who has placed fellow chekists throughout government departments, is among the countries most aggressively exploiting possibilities to spy. It has been exploiting liberalized immigration rules for Russians, instituted after the cold war, to install NOCs.

     Officials say the Russians seek information about U.S. military technology and hardware, especially concerning missile defense that would undermine the value of Russia's nuclear capacity. Other interests are dual-use technology, such as that used in lasers, and U.S. foreign and energy policy.

      In addition to embassy-based spies, Russia together with China, Pakistan, Iran and any number of other countries, including U.S. allies, uses hard-to-trace front companies, often run through third-party countries. An instance of this was the arrest of an Irish businessman two weeks ago at LAX. He had purchased sophisticated computer components in the U.S. to send to Russia through Ireland.

    David Szady, the bureau's assistant director for counterintelligence, told TIME that he wants to double the number of counterespionage personnel in the next five years. The FBI has placed counterespionage squads of at least seven agents in all 56 of its field division offices over the past year. (BJK, DKR)

 

FBI STEPS UP INTEL GATHERING ON FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS - The FBI is significantly expanding its intelligence-gathering activities in the United States, including stepped-up efforts to collect and report intelligence on foreign figures and governments, the Los Angeles Times reported on 28 January.

    The CIA has historically been the principal body to gathering intel on foreign figures and governments.

   Citing IC and congressional sources, the Times said that in December the bureau began discussions with top agency officials to rewrite the ground rules covering how they conduct intelligence efforts at home and abroad. The discussions follow an acceleration of FBI foreign intel collection efforts within the United States in recent months, as well as the desire of top bureau officials to assert what they view as their legal duty to track CIA activities in the U.S. and coordinate with the agency's operations.

  The moves have raised concerns among some current and former agency officials, who see them as another sign of its diminished status. Some worry that DCI Goss is not doing enough to fight off the bureau's drive. "This is a battle for survival," said a former CIA official.

     The FBI always had a mandate to collect information on foreign governments within U.S. boundaries and now, a former official said, the bureau is hiring hundreds of intelligence analysts and other specialists and setting up groups in field offices whose sole mission is to collect and report intelligence. Officials said the quality of the resulting reports was mixed but improving.

    The interest in foreign intelligence resulted partly from bureau successes in interviews with Iraqi Americans before the Iraq war. Officials say the interviews produced intel that ended up saving the lives of American soldiers in combat.

     The sharpened interest also reflects the views of the bureau's intelligence boss, Maureen Baginski, a Russian linguist and analyst Mueller hired away from the NSA two years ago.

    Some current and former CIA officials told the Times they believed the bureau was seeking to take control of CIA tasks such as recruiting foreign travelers and U.S. businessmen who visited countries of interest and cultivating and managing U.S. business relations overseas. FBI officials, they also said, want to take over production and distribution of intelligence reports based on information from such domestic sources. This, they said, was a statistics-padding move that could help the FBI compete for funding and resources, at the CIA's expense.

       However, people close to the bureau say it is interested in cooperation rather than competition. Whichever agency develops a source of information, they say, will remain responsible for communicating the information to the rest of government.

      Officials say it is hoped a draft of the revised procedures, which are classified, would be completed in February and that the bureau hoped to obtain new assurances that the CIA would share information about its domestic activities with the FBI.

    FBI Director Mueller and Goss have been actively involved in the discussions, the Times said. The AG would have to approve the new procedures as would whoever is named to be DNI. (DKR)

 

DOD THROWS COLD WATER ON REPORT OF COVERT OPS UNIT -  DoD has moved to discredit a Washington Post article about the Pentagon having set up a unit for clandestine intel operations, UPI reported on 24 January. (See DOD HAS SET UP OWN COVERT OPS ARM, WIN 04-05 dtd 24 January 2005)

    www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20050124-065155-8745r.htm

   DoD officials said the unit, the Strategic Support Branch, was simply a reorganization of existing HUMINT operatives, primarily DIA civilians, to better support wartime commanders. The two senior officials, one military and one civilian, refused to speak to UPI on the record.

    Contrary to the Washington Post article, they said, Congress was fully aware of the initiative, but knew it under the designation HUMINT Augmentation Teams. The officials spent much of 25 January on Capitol Hill to refresh the memories of members of Congress, according to Pentagon spokesman Larry DiRita.

    The officials said the concept for the teams was included in the FY 2005 secret intelligence budget request to Congress and was part of an overall increase in DoD and CIA HUMINT budgets.

     The name of the units was changed to Strategic Support Teams to reflect their character as 10-man teams of linguists, interrogators and some analysts tasked to support the needs of three-star commanders of military joint task forces.

      The teams are meant to correct a major deficiency in the military. No intelligence officers who specialize in collecting intelligence from human sources rather than satellites or electronic intercepts are regularly assigned to senior military commanders and are not trained to work as a team. The military has relied on ad hoc teams of Defense HUMINT Service officers pulled from other regions and assignments who may not even speak the local language.

     It was a DIA interrogator who did not speak Arabic and was temporarily assigned to Iraq who pieced together information that led to the capture of Saddam Hussein in December 2003. The interrogator was due to rotate out of his assignment the next day and there was not another agent assigned to take his place, the officials said.

    No Strategic Support Teams have yet been deployed, the officials said. They expect to deploy the first teams by September or October. (DKR)

 

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SECTION II -- CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

 

NIC FORESEES RELATIVE DECLINE OF U.S. WORLD POSITION - A recent National Intelligence Council report, looking ahead as far as the year 2020, foresees a relative decline in the United States' world position as other powers rise, notably in Asia, Slate.msn.com reported on 26 January.

   The NIC's conclusions are presented in the 119-page "Mapping the Global Future: Report of the National Intelligence Council's 2020 Project," released on 13 January. The report is accessible on the CIA website.

    The NIC considers it likely that China and India will emerge as new major global players, comparable to the emergence of a united Germany in the 19th century and the United States in the 20th century.  Political Islam will be a potent force.

     The United States will remain an important shaper of the international order and probably the single most powerful country. However, its position will have eroded relative to the rise not only of China and India, but also Brazil, Indonesia, and perhaps other countries that may be expected to pursue strategies designed to exclude or isolate the United States in order to force or cajole it into playing by their rules. Current U.S. policy is encouraging this tendency, NIC finds.   

     While the report takes the war on Islamist militants seriously, it notes that U.S. preoccupation with that conflict is largely irrelevant to the security concerns of most Asians, a perhaps flawed view should the activities of such bodies as Hizb ut-Tahrir in Central Asia, Jamaya'a Islamiya in South East Asia and Uyghur separatism in China's Xinjiang province wax rather than wan in the coming years.

   NIC finds that a key question for the future of America's place in the world is whether Washington can offer Asian states an appealing vision of regional security and order that will rival and perhaps exceed that offered by China. If it cannot, America’s Asian allies may climb on Beijing's bandwagon and allow China to create its own regional security that excludes the United States.

    To the degree that the emerging powers seek others to emulate, they may look to the European Union, not the United States, as a model of global and regional governance.

   The shift foreseen to a multipolar world will not be painless and, the report warns, will hit the middle classes of the developed world in particular through further outsourcing of jobs and outflow of capital investment. 

    Issued before President Bush's second inaugural speech with its emphasis on a U.S. advocacy of spreading freedom in the world, the report sees present and future Asian leaders as agnostic on the issue of democracy and more interested in developing what they see as the most effective model of governance. (DKR)

 

U.S. INTEL SAYS SANDINISTAS HAVE CACHED SA-7S - United States intelligence has indicated that Leftist elements in Nicaragua's military have hidden about 80 SA-7s for possible sale on the black market to terrorists, the Washington Times reported on 28 January. 

     The Sandinistas acquired thousands of SA-7s from the Soviet Union in the 1980s to battle the U.S.-supplied Contras.

     The report came as Nicaraguan police seized one of the Soviet-made missiles from black marketers during a U.S.-assisted sting operation in Managua. 

     On 27 January the State Department said it had asked Nicaragua to investigate whether its military is hiding stashes of SA-7 missiles capable of downing commercial airliners. The Managua government responded by saying it was conducting a thorough investigation.

   The arrested men thought they were selling the missiles, for several hundred thousand dollars each, to Colombian terrorists and were willing to provide them to Islamic militants, a Bush administration official told The Times. 

     An administration official said it was not hard to imagine what terrorists could do with SA-7s procured in Nicaragua. From there, the missiles could be smuggled through Central America into Mexico and then across the porous border into the United States. The heat-seeking SA-7s have a range of about 15,000 feet, or three miles.

    Pro-American President Enrique Bolanos has pledged to Washington to destroy Nicaragua’s inventoried stock of SA-7. But, the Times said, some Bush officials believe Bolanos was being double-crossed by officers loyal to the Sandinista National Liberation Front that is re-emerging as a powerful force after losing elections in 1990. 

      The Bush administration official said IC source had identified one particular officer as linked to a secret stash of SA-7s and the aborted sale on 11 January. (DKR)

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SECTION III -- CYBER INTELLIGENCE

 

DHS TO TEST RFID TAGS AT U.S. BORDERS - DHS will test radio-frequency identification technology at U.S. ports of entry to improve its border management, informationweek.com reported on 25 January.

    www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=57703738 

  The first test of RFID tags will be at a simulated port this spring. Next the tags will be tested at crossings in Arizona, New York and Washington State from the end of July through the spring of 2006.

     DHS sees RFID technology as improving the ability to match entries to exits without significantly increasing processing time or invading visitors' privacy. Tags won't include visitors' personal or biometric information so as to protect privacy. They will contain only serial codes linked to visitors' information securely stored in databases used by U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology. The tags are also to be tamper-proof and hard to counterfeit.

      The government hasn't decided whether the RFID tag would be affixed to passports, visas, or other documents visitors must carry during their stay in the United States. That will be determined during the test.

   Nogales Mayor Albert Kramer says such a system has long been needed to make the clogged border system more efficient. "Any improvement is welcome," he told the news service. (DKR)

 

IRAN SAYS USG ORDERED WEBSITE CLOSED - Iran has accused USG of ordering an American internet service provider to stop hosting the website of the Iranian Student News Agency, an official newswire, the BBC reported on 24 January.

   www.news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4202617.stm  

    Mohammad Ali Abtahi, an adviser to Iranian president Mohammad Khatami, suggested USG was behind the move.

     ISNA said it had received an e-mail from the server, Dallas-based The Planet, on 14 January warning the website would be terminated within 48 hours and that the decision was final and non-negotiable. ISNA said it had found another server outside the United States.

     In Dallas, The Planet spokeswoman, Kristin Herring, refused to comment, saying the company would not reveal customer information.

     Reporting from Tehran, the BBC said the incident has led to calls there for Iran to develop its own satellite technology. Iran reportedly is trying to launch its own satellite with Russian technological help. (DKR)

 

MOSSAD WEBSITE ADVERTISES JOBS - A Mossad website set up last May to advertise positions with the Israel’s Secret Intelligence Force has drawn 900,000 hits so far, the Jerusalem Post reported on 28 January.

    Limor Friedman, head of the Internet department at Lapam, which produced the site, said it has been an unexpected success, giving many people from all over the world easier access to job opportunities with Mossad.

     According to the report, of the 900,000 people who have visited the site, 32.5 percent are from the Middle East, 19.8% are from North America, 22% from Western Europe, and the remainder from the rest of the world.

    Advertised positions offered fall into five categories: special tasks, technology, linguistics, human resources and logistics. Among the potential jobs are language instructors, bus drivers, intelligence officers and clinical psychologists.

    Friedman said that while applications can be made on-line, a government secured server protects all information.

     The site, which appears in both Hebrew and English, can be found at www.mossad.gov.il . (DKR)

 

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SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

 

Books

WINS BOOK REVIEWS NOW ONLINE - AFIO has placed online all book reviews and book mentions in WINs. They be found at

 

A FRIENDLY ASIAN AS CRITIC OF U.S. POLICY - Kishore Mahbubani, Beyond the Age of Innocence: Rebuilding Trust Between America and the World (Public Affairs, 256pp. $26)

    Mahbubani has written an appeal to the United States to reform its relations with the rest of the world. He is not, however, like those critics of unipolarity who are motivated by their own national interests and/or a visceral anti-Americanism. He spent several years in the United States as Singapore’s ambassador at the United Nations and considers America the best human society ever seen in history.

   Mahbubani stresses that that diminishing U.S. prestige is not just a reaction to Bush administration’s policies, but a tectonic shift in a great part of the international community’s perceptions, particularly in the Muslim world and China.

    Many readers will find unconvincing Mahbubani suggestion that what he calls the U.S. abandonment of international concerns eventuated in 9/11 and the Bali nightclub bombing. Given the political culture of Singapore, it is not surprising he sees the brutal Chinese repression of the pro-democracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square as a political necessity.

    Despite his criticism, he believes the United States is both a generous nation and a beacon of hope for millions. (DKR)

 

 

THE DOMESTIC POLITICS OF THE WAR OF 1812 - Richard Buel, Jr., America On the Brink: How the Political Struggle Over the War of 1812 Almost Destroyed the Young Republic (Palgrave, 320 pp. $29.95)

   Buel, a professor of history at Wesleyan University, has set out to show modern readers how the Federalists appeared to their contemporaries.

    To this end, he narrates the events before and during the War of 1812, citing contemporary writings that display the volatile local character of political argument, together with accounts of the political, economic and legal complexities of the times.

     In so doing, he calls into question the tendency among modern historians to view the Federalists as "misunderstood harbingers of the future" or "prophets of the modern state." Rather, he portrays them as failed leaders remembered in the decades following the war more for the challenge they had posed to the nation’s republican institutions than anything else.

    His vivid sketches of Josiah Quincy, Harrison Gray Otis, James Madison and James Monroe illuminate these larger than life figures while placing them in the continuous debate over relations between the federal government and the states, the grounds for the war, and the role of political dissent. (DKR)

 

AFIO MEMBER'S BOOK OF REAGAN LETTERS NOW IN PAPERBACK - Professor Ralph E. Weber's Letters from the Desk of Ronald Reagan, (Broadway Books, 385pp. paperback, $14.95)

    Weber's Dear Americans: Letters from the Desk of Ronald Reagan, published last year, is now available in this paperback edition.

   The collection of the late President's handwritten letters convey a fascinating perspective on his careful and gracious interest in answering thousands of Americans who wrote to him.  They also reveal his deep dedication to the United States, and his gratitude to the military and their families. (DKR)

 

Issues

 

CIA BALKS AT RELEASING FILES ON NAZIS - The CIA has refused to provide documents sought by private members of a government working group. The members invoked a 1998 law that requires full disclosure of classified records related to Nazi war criminals, the New York Times reported Congressional officials from both parties as saying.

    The three private citizens in the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group said they were disclosing the hitherto unreported dispute in hopes of resolving the impasse by March, when the group's mandate expires.

    The group is composed of representatives of the National Archives, CIA, FBI, DoD and other government agencies. It has taken no formal stand on the matter.

     A private member, former New York Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, claimed the CIA refusal defied the law, trivialized the Holocaust and thumbed its nose at Holocaust survivors and at Americans who gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The other private members are Richard Ben-Veniste, a Washington lawyer and Thomas H. Baer, a former federal prosecutor. They also oppose the CIA's position.

     An agency spokesman said it had already declassified and released 1.25 million pages of documents under the law, including those related to 775 different name files. "The CIA has not withheld any material identified in its files related to the commission of war crimes by officials, agents or collaborators of Nazi Germany," he said. But he acknowledged the CIA had refused to disclose other material that does not relate to war crimes per se and that the agency was working on a report to Congress to justify its actions under exemptions spelled out in the law.

   Some documents made public last year showed a closer relationship between USG and Nazi war criminals than had previously been understood, including the CIA recruitment of war criminal suspects or Nazi collaborators.

   The Senate Judiciary Committee, at the request of Sen. Mike DeWine, plans to hold a public hearing on the matter early in February. (DKR)

 

SECTION V -- CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS

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.]

 

OPENINGS WITH BALL AEROSPACE AROUND AMERICA - John Casciano, (Maj. Gen, USAF-Retired) at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., is looking for SI/TK cleared people for some exciting work in the Washington, DC area; Charlottesville, VA; Baltimore, MD; Dayton, OH; Albuquerque, NM; and Pinehurst/Southern Pines, NC.  Of primary interest are people with backgrounds in Intelligence analysis; Spectral analysis; Web Development; Operational Test and Evaluation; and MASINT.

    Ball Aerospace’s vision is to be a global leader providing advanced imaging, communications, and information solutions to the government and commercial aerospace markets.  It conducts domestic and international business in the defense, civil space, and commercial arenas, providing best value and innovative solutions.  Ball Aerospace supports national policy-makers, the military services, NASA, and other U.S. government agencies, as well as numerous aerospace industry allies.  

     For more information regarding Ball Aerospace, and to access a complete list of job openings and apply on line, please go to http://www.ballaerospace.com/ or Careers.

     If you have any questions, or would like to follow-up on your resume submittal, please contact Suzanne Delchamps at 303-618-6191 or sdelcham@ball.com. 

     We have immediate needs for the following:

Engineer I, Software Development

Charlottesville, VA

http://www.recruitingsite.com/csbsites/ball_aerospace/JobDescription.asp?JobNumber=106253

 

Engineer II, Spectral Research

Northern Virginia and Charlottesville, VA

http://www.recruitingsite.com/csbsites/ball_aerospace/JobDescription.asp?JobNumber=106261

 

Engineer Senior, Spectral Analyst

Northern Virginia and Charlottesville, VA

http://www.recruitingsite.com/csbsites/ball_aerospace/JobDescription.asp?JobNumber=106264

  

Engineer Senior, Operational Test & Evaluation Analyst

Albuquerque, NM

http://www.recruitingsite.com/csbsites/ball_aerospace/JobDescription.asp?JobNumber=94294

  

Engineer Principal, Analyst

Baltimore, MD

http://www.recruitingsite.com/csbsites/ball_aerospace/JobDescription.asp?JobNumber=104984

 

Engineer Senior, Operational Test Analyst

Pinehurst/Southern Pines, NC

http://www.recruitingsite.com/csbsites/ball_aerospace/JobDescription.asp?JobNumber=100830

 

Engineer Senior, RF

Pinehurst/Southern Pines, NC

http://www.recruitingsite.com/csbsites/ball_aerospace/JobDescription.asp?JobNumber=98847

 

Engineer Senior, Communication Systems Integrator

Pinehurst/Southern Pines, NC

http://www.recruitingsite.com/csbsites/ball_aerospace/JobDescription.asp?JobNumber=108188

 

Queries and Authors Seeking Assistance

[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.]

WANTS TO HEAR CIC EXPERIENCES IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA IN POSTWAR WWII - "I am a Captain in the U.S. Army stationed at Ft Huachuca, AZ. I am writing a book about the US Army's liberation and subsequent postwar occupation of Czechoslovakia from May to December 1945, of which the Counterintelligence Corps and OSS played a major role. I am interested in hearing the perspectives of CIC or other intelligence veterans who were in Czechoslovakia or worked Czech/Russian/Sudeten German intelligence issues in 1945-6. I am writing this book as the result of travels throughout the Czech Republic and Germany where I was stationed six years as an Army intelligence officer with the 1st Inf. Div. and 66th Military Intel Group. I speak both Czech and German. To date, I have interviewed over 100 American vets from all divisions involved with Czechs and Germans who were there. I am combining these interviews with Czech and American archival information. I will publish the book in English and Czech. So many half-truths were spouted about the U.S. Army in Czechoslovakia during the Communist era that I consider it our duty to set the record straight for history. This is a unique project because it covers the postwar occupation." REPLIES to Matthew Kime at lt2mk@rocketmail.com or by mail to 110 Luke St, Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613.

 

Obituary

George D. Neagoy - A retired CIA officer who also owned and operated restaurants in the Washington area, he died, aged 88, on 19 January at Brighton Gardens assisted living facility in Arlington. He had congestive heart failure, the Washington Post reported on 25 January.

     www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A34029-2005Jan24.html

    Neagoy was born in Romania but raised in Cleveland, where he owned a bar before joining the Army Counterintelligence Corps during World War II. After the war, he helped exfiltrate a senior Gestapo officer, Klaus Barbie, out of Germany. Barbie had been an American agent there.     The mission became part of Operation Ratline, which moved Soviet informers and ranking military and diplomatic defectors to safe havens. Barbie was the only Nazi taken out, Neagoy told The Washington Post in 1983. Neagoy also escorted at least a dozen Soviets to safe havens during 1950 and 1951. In 1987, Barbie was imprisoned for life for crimes against humanity. He died in 1991.

   Neagoy joined the CIA in 1851. His familiarity with Romania enabled him to help political dissidents escape the Communist regime there, debrief them and help them adapt to new surroundings.

     He also worked in Vietnam during the early 1960s before settling in the Washington area in 1966. Between 1970 and 1989, he and his wife owned and operated Gourmet Snacks restaurants in Rosslyn and Washington as well as the Top of the Town restaurant in Rosslyn.

    He was a former board member of Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington. Besides English and Romanian, he spoke German, Italian, French and Spanish.

    His wife, Angela Badescu Neagoy, whom he married in 1951, died in 2003. Survivors include three daughters, Doina Neagoy of Aruba, Netherlands West Indies, Monica Neagoy of Arlington and Alexandra Ville of Paris. He also left three granddaughters. (DKR)

 

Coming Events

1 February & 8 February 05 - Washington, DC - Inside Stories: America Held Hostage - 444 Days to Freedom (2 Part Series) - International Spy Museum - When Iranian students took Americans hostage 25 years ago, the U.S. worked feverishly to resolve the crisis – from the failed “Operation Eagle Claw” – to the ultimately successful “Canadian Caper” rescue. Now hear the details – many never-before revealed – from crucial players, including former CIA Director Admiral Stansfield Turner; former CIA officer Tony Mendez; members of the elite Delta Team; former hostage and author of In the Shadow of the Ayatollah: A CIA Hostage in Iran William J. Daugherty; and former U.S. Department of Agriculture Attaché in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the “sixth man” of the “Canadian Caper” Lee Shatz. With Mendez moderating their stories about the covert operations, secret negotiations, and rescue missions you’ll find out how it felt to be in their shoes with danger around the corner and the clock ticking. The speakers will also share their thoughts on the Iranian situation today. Tickets: $40. Members of The Spy Ring: $35. Space is limited – advance registration required! To register, please email: membership@spymuseum.org  or call (202) 654-0942

 

1 - 3 February 05 - Virginia - With the Association of Old Crows, the MASINT Association is cooperating with the DIA, NRO, NMA and the MASINT Committee to present the Third Annual MASINT Conference at the NRO on 1 – 3 February 2005. The 3rd Annual MASINT Conference will address the strategic role of MASINT in the National Security Community. Sessions include Perspectives on MASINT Workforce Development; MASINT: An Enabler for Persistent Surveillance; Lessons Learned as they Apply to the Future; and, MASINT Support to Domestic and Civil Applications. Participants in the conference will hear from a wide range of speakers from government, the academic community, and industry. Attendance at the Conference is appropriate for those interested in the ever-broadening role of MASINT in supporting National Defense, Homeland Defense and Civil initiatives. Keynote Presentations are scheduled for: *Congressman Peter Hoekstra (R-MI), Chair, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) * Vice-Admiral Lowell “Jake” Jacoby, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency *LtGen James Clapper USAF (Ret.), Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency *Peter B. Teets, Director National Reconnaissance Office

The Conference will be held at the NRO at the TS/SI/TK NOFORN level from 1 – 3 February 2005. Registration closes COB 17 January 2005. Further information and registration is at: www.crows.org/EVENTS/2005/0201205_MASINT/O5MASINT_Preview.htm . The MASINT Association Phone: 571-214-2415

 

8 - 10 February 05 - Arlington, VA - National Intelligence Conference and Exposition (INTELCON) http://www.fbcinc.com/intelcon/ debuts at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. INTELCON'S goal to bring together 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. 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. There will be eight, full-day Professional Enhancement Seminars, Luncheon and keynote addresses. There will also be a vendor exposition with companies and products relevant to intelligence interests. Its organizer is Federal Business Council of Annapolis Junction, Maryland. For more information, please visit: http://www.intelcon.us , 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, david@fbcdb.com

 

24 February 05 - Washington, DC - Spies of the Kaiser - Lunchtime Author Debriefing and Book Signing - International Spy Museum - In the early twentieth century, the British were obsessed with the possibility of German spies operating in their midst – so much so that all Germans in the United Kingdom were catalogued and eventually interned. Was the German spy threat real? What was German intelligence really up to? Armed with information from untapped German sources and recently declassified British documents, International Spy Museum historian and AFIO member Thomas Boghardt will reveal the true scope of German covert operations, their objectives, and the dramatic British response. Join this author for an informal chat and book signing from 12PM to 1PM. No registration required!

 

1 March & 15 March 05 - Washington, DC - Sisterhood of Spies: Shady Ladies in Espionage (2 Part Series) - International Spy Museum - Spies come in all shapes and sizes… sometimes the shapelier the better. Using their often under-estimated intellect and feminine wiles, women have influenced events and gathered critical intelligence throughout history. Who better to blow the cover of the sisterhood of spies than two charter members? Retired Senior U.S. Army Counterintelligence Special Agent Connie Allen and former CIA Chief of Disguise Jonna Mendez will brief you on these shady ladies, exploring the roles held and progress made by women in the world of espionage. Whether you’re interested in Mata Hari’s tactics of seduction, wives with secret lives, Cold War-era operations in Moscow, or the recent “outing” of Valerie Plame, this session is sure to redefine your interpretation of feminine persuasion. Tickets: $40. Members of The Spy Ring: $35. Space is limited – advance registration required! To register, please email: membership@spymuseum.org or call (202) 654-0942

 

4-5 March 2005 - College Station, TX - The Bush School/ONCIX, Counterintelligence for the 21st Century Conference http://bush.tamu.edu/counterintelligence/

  

10 March 05 - Washington, DC - Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage - International Spy Museum - From “Angels” to “Z priorities,” the second edition of the definitive reference to the world of espionage features over 2,500 entries. Spies, agencies, organizations, and operations, are carefully uncovered and detailed in this accurate and accessible resource for aficionado and layman alike. Join authors Norman Polmar and Thomas B. Allen as they discuss intelligence successes and failures throughout history. Join this author for an informal chat and book signing from 12PM to 1PM. No registration required!

 

14-16 March 2005 - Arlington, VA - ASIS, 23rd Annual Government/Industry Conference on Global Terrorism http://www.asisonline.org/

 

15-16 March 2005 - Irvine, CA - ISAC/ONCIX, ISAC/ONCIX Regional Seminar 

 

21 - 22 March 05 - Washington, DC - EMININT 2005 - The National Security and Law Society of the American University Washington College of Law is hosting a two-day professional symposium on Emerging Issues in National and International Security. The meeting will address the pressing issues of the day in the fields of national and international security. The symposium will consist of expert panels equally distributed between the fields of foreign policy, intelligence, and law, discussing such topics as: The Risks of Cross-Cultural Profiling; The Emergence of a New Intelligence Mindset; Climate Change, Infectious Disease, and Resource Shortages as Threats to International Security; The Fourth Estate and National Security Policy: Reporters or Watchdogs?; Comparative Counter-Terrorism Policies; Personal Information Privacy in the Post-9/11 World; Homeland Security Law and Private Industry; Whistle-blowing and the Intelligence Community; Torture, Interrogation, and Human Rights in the Global War on Terror; and Reconciling an Active Role for First Responders in Homeland Security with Budgetary Appropriations. The speakers represent the pinnacles of their respective fields, coming from five countries and across the United States. They represent academic experts, senior U.S. government policymakers, and corporate leaders. They have written books, made laws, established companies, and otherwise shaped the field of National Security. There is something for everyone in this symposium, and few attendees will fail to take something away from it. Note: This event requires paid registration for non-students. For registration or further information, visit http://wcl.american.edu/org/nsls  or email nsls@wcl.american.edu  CLE credit is available.

 

23 - 24 March 05 - Fairfax, VA - NMIA National Intelligence Symposium - NMIA will hold its annual symposium on 23 Wed - 24 Thurs 2005 at Northrop Grumman Corporation, 12900 Federal Systems Park Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033. For more information, please visit http://www.nmia.org  

 

6 - 9 April 05 - Chicago, IL - SCIP 20th Annual International Conference & Exhibition - At the Hyatt Regency Chicago, an event not to miss. Business intelligence, business planning and analysis, competitive intelligence, forecasting, market research, mergers and acquisitions, new product development, opposition research, proposal management, sales, strategic planning and analysis, technical intelligence. If you, or your company, are 'going places,' this is one of the places to go to make it happen.  A total education and training event with following tracks: Academic; Global, Government & Security; innovation in Practice; Leadership & Management; and Tools, Techniques, and Networks. Keynote presentation by Bob Galvin, former Chairman, Motorola;  Modest fee for full event. Info and registration at: http://www.scip.org/chicago . SCIP is at 1700 Diagonal Rd Ste 600, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 739-0696.

 

14 April 2005 - Huntsville, AL - NCMS/ONCIX, NCMS/ONCIX Regional Seminar

 

15 - 16 April 05 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Cryptologic Veterans Reunion - The reunion is being organized by the New England Chapter, Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association. Contact Bob Marois, Tel: (518) 237-0015; E-mail: marois@acp.edu; Website: http://www.ncva-ne.org  

 

17-20 April 2005 - Copenhagen, Denmark - ASIS, ASIS European Security Conference  http://www.asisonline.org/

 

18 - 21 April 05 - SFSAFBI Western Regional Conference - For more information, please visit http://www.socxfbi.org/Conference/Conferences.htm  

 

20 - 21 April 05 - Langley, VA - AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium - For more information, please visit http://www.afcea.org/calendar/eventdetails.asp?offset=10&EventID=227  

 

21 April - Washington, DC - 2005 MOAA Career Fair - DC Convention Center – The Military Officers Association of America is holding their annual Career Fair, to be held at the Washington, DC Convention Center on Thursday April 21, 2005. Join local, national, and international employers -- including Lockheed Martin, AT&T Government Services, Anheuser Busch Companies, Inc., Raytheon, the State Department, and the FBI -- who are there to meet and recruit qualified and proven leaders, and their spouses, to fill a wide variety of key positions. Others seeking to recruit at this event are asked to register before January 14, 2005 for lower fees. The rate of $1,500.00 includes a carpeted 10' x 10' pipe-and-drape booth, company sign, skirted table, two chairs, employer lounge, two lunches, and all-day beverage service. In addition, they receive a link from their website and 60 days of electronic resume access. Booths will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. At last year's event, the MOAA reports that over 2,100 candidates (most with security clearances) with leadership, management, and operational experience attended.

Click on the following link for the 2005 MOAA Career Fair Registration Form: https://www.moaa.org/TOPS/CareerFair2005/registration   If you have any questions, contact their Career Fair Manager - toll free 877-553-8677 or by email at: moaacareerfair@aol.com  

 

22 - 24 April 05 - Grapevine, TX - SFSAFBI South Central Regional Meeting - For more information, please visit http://www.socxfbi.org/Conference/Conferences.htm  

 

25 - 28 April 05 - Philadelphia, PA - 2005 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference, For further details visit http://www.federalevents.com  or contact: Howard Blumberg, Government Relations Manager, National Conference Services, Inc. (NCSI), 6440 Dobbin Road Suite C, Columbia, MD. 21045; 888-603-8899, ext. 224 (toll-free) blumberg@ncsi.com, http://www.ncsi.com  

 

2-4 May 2005 - Falls Church, VA - NSI, NSI IMPACT 2005! 20th Annual Conference & Expo  http://nsi.org/Impact05.html

 

23-27 May 2005 - San Diego, CA - IOSS, National OPSEC Conference and Exhibition http://www.iaevents.com/NATOPSEC05/index.cfm

 

25-26 May 2005 - Washington, D.C. - GOVSEC, GovSec/US Law Enforcement/READY Expo & Conferences http://www.govsecinfo.com/

 

12-15 September 2005 - Orlando, FL - ASIS, 51st Annual Seminar & Exhibits http://www.asisonline.org/

 

**** 27 - 30 October 2005 - AFIO 30th Anniversary Symposium Celebration - Sheraton Premiere Hotel, McLean, Tyson's Corner, VA and at other secured venues. PUT THIS DATE ON YOUR CALENDARS. ****

 

FOR OTHER DATES, SEE THE FULL LIST ON THE AFIO WEBSITE BULLETIN BOARD at  

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