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As noted in the previous WINs, DCI Goss’ important testimony before the SSCI on 16 February, “Global Intelligence Challenges 2005: Meeting Long-Term Challenges with a Long-Term Strategy," is available at www.cia.gov/cia/public_affairs/speeches/2004/Goss_testimony_02162005.html
FBI Director Mueller’s testimony before the committee may be seen at http://www.fbi.gov/congress/congress05/mueller021605.htm
MITRE HOLDS OPEN HOUSE - Thursday, 3 March 05
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22 March 05 - Washington, DC - Marty Evans of Red Cross at Breakfast Meeting to discuss "Partnering for Security"
NEGROPONTE NAMED DNI - On 17 February, President Bush nominated John D. Negroponte, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, to be the first Director of National Intelligence, ending a long search to fill the newly created job overseeing the IC, the Washington Post reported. www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33210-2005Feb17.html
If, as expected, confirmed by the Senate, he will replace DCI Goss as the country’s top intelligence official, setting budgets and priorities for the IC and filtering sensitive information about terrorist and other threats presented to the president.
It may be well into March before confirmation hearings take are held, as Negroponte must first wind up his duties in Baghdad.
Negroponte was named two months after Bush signed the law providing for the broadest restructuring of the IC in more than half a century.
Some people in the IC and on Capitol Hill saw the time it took to fill the post as resulting from questions over how much authority the new director would actually have. The Christian Science Monitor commented that Negroponte may find the DNI post comes with unprecedented responsibility, and less power than advertised.
In a commentary on its website on 17 February, Newsweek said Negroponte is known as much for his toughness as for his diplomatic skills and his reputation for ruthlessness may help him more than any other quality in his new post.
The immediate IC reaction to his nomination was overwhelmingly positive, according to Newsweek which quoted John MacGaffin, a former CIA associate DD/DO as saying: “This is a guy who plays hardball. He's a man who understands the whole range of counterintelligence, intelligence and covert action."
But others were less sanguine about Negroponte’s prospects. "It's a crummy job," a former CIA division chief told Newsweek. "He's got no troops, no power. But Negroponte is the kind of guy who's always taken thankless jobs." Such doubts led other candidates, such as former CIA Director Robert Gates, to turn down the job, Newsweek said
The White House focused on Negroponte after it became clear that he wanted to leave his Baghdad post, according to the Post.
Bush also named NSA director Lt. Gen. Michael V. Hayden (USAF) to be Negroponte's deputy. Hayden, who has run the NSA for almost six years, was a White House choice for the deputy post even before Negroponte was picked, the Post said.
By law the DNI will oversee foreign and domestic agencies, but will have only several hundred employees, leaving him reliant on the CIA, FBI and DoD agencies to collect and analyze intelligence and carry out covert operations.
Negroponte is also to oversee the new National Counterterrorism Center, though its director, also a presidential appointee, will report directly to the president.
Bush has made it clear he saw Negroponte as his top intelligence official, in fact as well as title. "When the intelligence briefings start in the morning, John will be there," Bush said. The DNI will be the gatekeeper who decides what intel Bush sees from the IC. "If he thinks it's appropriate I see it, I'll see it. And if he thinks it's a waste of my time I won't see it," said Bush. "And John and I will work to determine how much exposure the CIA will have in the Oval Office. I would hope more rather than less."
The DNI will be responsible for the President's Daily Brief, a roughly 20-page collection of 10 or more highly classified analytic articles or raw operational intelligence reports, until now prepared by the CIA. The PDB provides the foundation for the 30-minute national security briefing that starts Bush's day, according to the Post on 19 February.
Negroponte, 65, has 40 years' experience as a diplomat abroad and a senior official in Washington. Born in London, the son of a Greek shipping magnate, he graduated from Yale and from 1960 to 1987 was a FSO, serving in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. He has been ambassador to the United Nations, the Philippines, Mexico and Honduras.
Questions may arise at the confirmation hearings about Negroponte’s service in Honduras in the 1980s at a time when the Honduran military's Battalion 3-16, which had received CIA training, took part in the torture and killing of citizens accused of being rebels, the Post noted.
Judith Yaphe, a former senior CIA analyst now with the National Defense University, commented that Negroponte was “moving into uncharted waters, and he has a lot of turf that he has to defend or reconstruct."
SecDef Rumsfeld told reporters he thinks Negroponte has done an absolutely first-class job in Iraq and that the ambassador is clearly an excellent choice to be intelligence chief. But some observers expected there would be a conflict between the DNI and SecDef over control of DoD’s intel agencies, said to absorb 80 percent of the estimated $40 billion intel budget.
"Negroponte is going to have to fend for himself out there, with the ambiguities in the law, and hope he can make it work on the basis of goodwill," former DCI Stansfield Turner said. (DKR)
BUSH SAID TO INTEND CHANGING REGIMES IN IRAN AND SYRIA - Senior Pentagon sources report that the President has informed SecDef Rumsfeld that his principal foreign policy objective during his second term will be to change the governments of both Syria and Iran, according to Philip Giraldi in his column Deep Cover, published in the fortnightly The American Conservative.
According to Giraldi, a former CIA officer and partner in Cannistraro Associates, an international security consultancy, Bush holds that the Unite States cannot allow Iran to acquire the capacity to make nuclear weapons and that contingency plans must be developed based on the expectation that non-military efforts will not succeed. The NSC staff is developing position papers that will set out the new policy, particularly concerning Iran.
Analyses generated by DoD, largely blocked by former Secretary of State Powell, will provide the backbone for the new policy initiative, which will be openly identified regime change. NIE studies on Iran’s WMD are also being prepared.
Bush hinted at his policy in his State of the Union address when he promised solidarity with those Iranians who opposed the theocratic dictatorship in Iran.
So far, however, the administration has avoided using the term "regime change" and Bush has repeatedly said diplomacy is his preferred method of coping with the mullahs' nuclear weapons ambitions. He has endorsed efforts by the European Union to negotiate with Tehran, but refused to have the United States join in the European effort. The White House does not believe British, French and German negotiators, known as the EU 3, will lead to a verifiable Iranian agreement on ceasing all efforts to develop nuclear weapons.
As in Iraq, says Giraldi, Bush believes that only a military option will bring about the desired result. Intel and reconnaissance activity directed at Iran is underway, including testing Iranian air defenses. As yet uncorroborated intel reports say Iran has acquired uranium hexafluoride from North Korea. This has added urgency to the situation as that material is used in a step in developing nuclear arms with which Iran has been having serious difficulties. (James A., DKR)
IC AGENCIES SAID TO PUNISH OFFICERS BY LIFTING CLEARANCES – IC agencies are abusing rules on access to classified data to punish employees who upset security officials or who go against prevailing bureaucratic viewpoints, according to three officials who say they were unfairly forced out, the Washington Times reported on 20 February.
F. Michael Maloof, who served until recently in the office of Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith, said his security clearances were revoked based on false charges by DIA that he failed to report contacts with a foreign national he met while working in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. He later married the woman, who is now a U.S. government translator.
In 2001 DoD told Maloof information tended to show a security risk might exist that could cause potential vulnerability to coercion, exploitation or pressure due to foreign influence caused by close and continuing ties of affection and obligation.
Maloof called totally inaccurate allegations he had been intimate with the woman in Georgia. Contrary to the charges, he reported his contacts to the DIA as part of an effort to develop ties to a senior Georgian official. Maloof said he did not begin seeing the woman until years later.
Maloof charges the loss of his top-secret clearances followed several Pentagon review boards and was formalized in 2003, after details of his personnel security file were fed to several newspapers as part of what he said was a campaign to discredit him.
The suspension coincided with Maloof's work on an analysis that showed previously undisclosed links between Sunni and Shii extremists, including al-Qa'ida ties to Saddam Husayn. CIA and DIA officers, who disagreed with Maloof's findings, opposed the analysis and Maloof says a DIA analyst told him, "We don't like people like you looking over our shoulders."
NSA officer Russ Tice had his top-secret clearance suspended when he reported suspicions that a woman co-worker showed signs of being a Chinese spy. Tice faces an NSA appeal board later this month and expects the agency to dismiss him.
NSA security officers went after Tice when he sent an e-mail note to DIA security officials commenting on mishandling of the recent case of FBI informant Katrina Leung, who was accused of supplying FBI secrets to China.
DIA notified NSA of the e-mail and Tice was ordered to undergo a psychiatric test for violating security rules on contacting officials of other agencies. He was found mentally unbalanced, and his clearance was suspended.
Tice said he later was examined by two psychiatrists who judged him fit for a clearance, but his appeals for restored clearances were ignored by NSA.
Another NSA official, a 17-year specialist involved in highly classified work, was punished and forced to retire after his clearances were suspended based on an inconclusive polygraph test indicating he might be a spy and saboteur. A mathematician, he was forced by the agency to work in the NSA motor pool. His superiors asked security officials to let him work on unclassified NSA projects, but were told he must continue pumping gas and washing buses.
"There is no doubt in my mind that security clearances are used as a weapon by various agencies to push away a perceived problem," said Mark Zaid, a lawyer who has defended numerous federal employees on security-clearance issues. Most often there is no legal recourse to charges by security officials whose power over clearances is virtually unchecked, Zaid said. Appeals procedures vary among agencies and are very limited. In almost all cases, clearances are never restored.
"I believe this problem is a malignant cancer that afflicts the entire intelligence community," Mr. Tice said. "A congressional investigation is needed to determine the extent of the abuse. Until the IC can no longer use security clearances as weapons of retaliation without any fear of any form of oversight, there will be no incentive for them to stop this outrageous practice." (DKR)
CARTER LAUNCHES SPY SUB BEARING HIS NAME - On 19 February, former President Carter launched the USS Jimmy Carter, the last of the big spy submarines able to tap undersea cables and eavesdrop on the communications they are carrying, the Washington Post reported. www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A36622-2005Feb18.html
While the U.S.N. won't acknowledge that the $3.2 billion boat, the third and last of the Seawolf class of attack subs, has such a SIGINT capacity, IC mavens are convinced it does and describe it as the successor to the USS Parche, retired last fall.
Like the Parche, the Carter was extensively modified from its basic design and given a $923 million hull extension that allows it to house technicians and gear to perform intel gathering tasks. The 453-foot, 12,000-ton submarine also has a 50-torpedo payload and eight torpedo tubes.
The Pentagon has in mind shrinking the submarine fleet and buying smaller, cheaper subs, AP noted on 19 February.
CHARLESTON HOME TO BEST DATABASE ON ISLAMIST TERRORISM - In a locked room in a lawyer's office in Charleston, SC, there is a computer with the world's largest freestanding intel database on Islamist terrorism, the Sunday Times (London) reported on 13 February.
A senior FBI counter-terrorism official said, "It's the best database on Islamic terrorism in the world."
The database is the pivotal tool in what those involved say will be the biggest class action suit in history: a $1 trillion action on behalf of the families of 1,431 of the people killed on 9/11 and 1,325 of the injured.
Investigators building up the database have received government help in 19 countries, from Afghanistan to Syria, according to Ron Motley, the lawyer behind the action. "We've had zero co-operation from the UK," he said. "They just don't want to help their own citizens."
Among the data are Jordanian intelligence records on Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, America's most wanted Islamist in Iraq; Bosnian intelligence on al-Qa'ida; German reports on the Hamburg cell to which key 9/11 players belonged, and Spanish documents that show links between 9/11 and the 2004 Madrid bombings.
Motley's database managers have adapted a British program, Analysts' Notebook, to find links between terrorists, Islamic charities and banks. The CIA estimates al-Qa'ida's annual running costs at $30 million, raised almost entirely through donations, according to the Sunday Times.
Motley says he has spent $18 million of his own money sending investigators round the globe. Motley's firm has made more than $2 billion in class action suits against the tobacco industry. (DKR)
CANADA CLOSES DOWN SIX ISLAMIST WEBSITES - A web site called Supporters of Shareeah (Shari'a), based in Kelowna, British Columbia, was one of six Canadian websites taken down in the first week of February because of links to Islamist terrorism and anti-Jewish propaganda, Digital Home Canada reported on 14 February.
The Supporters site was identified by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Technology Review as being linked to terrorism. An article on the CNN website on 6 February said the site was linked to a group that had links to the attack on the destroyer USS Cole in Yemen in 2000.
The articles prompted the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center to alert Canadian federal authorities, leading to the shutdown of the sites. The sites taken down include: shareeah.org, islaam-online.net, Jewstoislam.com, Worldofislam.us, newsuncovered.org, and al-thabaat.com.
According to the Simon Wiesenthal Center the Supporters of Shareeah site was headed by Abu Hamza Al-Misri, the former imam of a London mosque jailed in Britain as he awaits deportation to face charges in the United States in connection with trying to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon and assisting in the kidnapping of two Americans and others in Yemen. The site celebrated suicide bombers and suicide bombings.
Within 24 hours of being taken down, at least one of the six sites was up and operating from another location. (Lawrence S., DKR)
Mahle is a former clandestine officer specializing in the Middle East. She begins her account of her experiences in the CIA with 9/11 when she was doing intake on prospective applicants but goes back to recount the Iran-Contra and Ames affairs and, as she sees it, their devastating effects on the agency she joined in 1988.
Mahle is critical of what she sees as indiscriminate Congressional investigations into the CIA but also criticizes political pressures to tailor findings to suit the wishes of superiors. The result of both has been demoralization and a loss of the agency's capabilities, she finds, as exemplified by the present dire shortage of HUMINT from the Middle East.
She has much to say also about al-Qa'ida before and after 9/11. An informative work, clearly written, critical but with unusual fairness. (DKR)
Keefe, a Yale law student, writes about the role of SIGINT, the global information network known as Echelon and the supersecret UKUSA agreement. While Echelon produces every growing mountain of data, much of it is not always useful, Keefe says. He also points out how the opposition is able to deceive the network using compact electronics.
Keefe concludes that electronics has failed to resolve the problem of separating what the enemy intends to do from all the things it is capable of doing. To illustrate the point, Keefe recalls the mass of rumor surrounding the USS Cole that, for lack of specifics about the impending attack, was unable to save the destroyer. Then there was Secretary Powell telling the United Nations that Saddam Husayn's Iraq possessed nerve gas. (DKR)
TERRORISM: BE PREPARED! - James H Jackson, Robert Mountcastle, Edward Charles, The Counter-Terrorist Handbook: The Essential Guide to Self-Protection in the 21st Century (Michael O'Mara Books, paperback, 192 pp. £5) Available from www.amazon.co.uk
The authors offer advice on how to cope with everything from foreign travel to surviving attacks with biological and chemical weapons and hijacking, not to mention extortion and product tampering.
A sample of the practical tips Jackson has to offer is what to do if a grenade goes off: take one bound away, lie down with your feet towards the grenade, legs crossed to protect the genitals and hands over ears. If you encounter a dirty bomb, take off your clothes and bag them: they will have absorbed 80 percent of the radioactivity. Hmm. (DKR)
RUMSFELD DOES NOT TRUST IC ESTIMATES OF INSURGENCY - SecDef Rumsfeld has told Congress he lacks confidence in IC estimates of the size of the Iraqi insurgency, the BBC reported on 17 February.
He said he had received different estimates from the CIA, DIA and Iraqi intelligence. “Frankly, I don't have a lot of confidence in any of them on that number," he told the House Armed Services Committee.
The SecDef said it was not his job to try to make the various figures agree. He refused to say what the estimates were, saying they were classified.
Gen. Mohammed Abdullah Shahwani, head of Iraqi intelligence, recently said there were 200,000 insurgents, including about 40,000 hard-core fighters. CJCS Gen. Meyer said U.S. estimates were considerably lower. It was hard to measure the size of insurgencies, he told Congress. "They don't keep very good records.... You can't simply go into their paraphernalia and say: 'A-ha, here's their organizational diagram', because they don't have one," he said. (DKR)
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MITRE Open House for Cleared Professionals - MITRE is hosting an Open House for Cleared Professionals in McLean, VA Thursday, March 3, 2005, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
AFIO members and others are invited to come any time during these hours to learn more about MITRE, what we do, how you might fit in, and why we are one of Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For. Attendees should possess a current Secret (or higher) clearance and a track record of success in any of these areas:
* Cost and Acquisition Analysts
* Cyber + Counter-terrorism Intelligence Analysts
* Database Engineers / Data Management Specialists
* Information Security / Assurance Engineers
* Information Systems Engineers
* Network Systems Engineers
* Geospatial Intelligence Systems Engineers
* Software Systems Engineers
* Information & Data Architects
* Communications Engineers
* Operations Research Analysts
* BPR Analysts
* Navy Combat Systems Engineers
* I.T. Infrastructure Engineers
* Homeland Security Specialists
* Program Managers
* Configuration Management Specialists
* ERP Analysts
* Enterprise Architects
* Overhead Non-Imaging Infrared (ONIR) Engineers
* Radar Systems Engineers
* Hyperspectral Scientists/Engineers
To Attend\ Please bring several copies of your resume to share with the hiring managers. For security reasons, you will need to present a photo ID to enter the complex.
Directions The Open House will be held in the MITRE Conference Center located at 7525 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA.
Just follow the Open House signs on Colshire Drive to the free parking area and the Conference Center entrance, or click here for detailed directions.
DHS HAS MANY NEW OPENINGS: 9 vacancy announcements for positions at DHS-headquarters follow. All open positions are also posted on www.usajobs.opm.gov. For vacancies with DHS components including FEMA, Coast Guard, etc., check their postings on www.usajobs.opm.gov.
Program Analyst GS-0343-13
Program Manager (Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training) GS-0301-14
Program Specialist GS-0301-13/14
Fire Program Specialist GS-0301-09
Program Analyst GS-0343-13/14
Secruity Specialist GS-0080-12/13
Secruity Specialist GS-0080-13/14
Supervisory Intelligence Operations Specialist GS-0132-15
Printing Services Specialist GS-1654-09
FRENCH HONOR U.S. PILOTS WHO FLEW SUPPLIES TO DIEN BIEN PHU - On 24 February, nearly 51 years after the fall of Dien Bien Phu, the French ambassador in Washington will make seven pilots chevaliers in the Order of the Legion of Honor, AP reported. The pilots flew covert CIA resupply missions to besieged French forces.
Six of the seven, all of whom were later disowned by the agency, will gather at the residence of Ambassador Jean-David Levitte to be invested with the insignia of the order.
"It's a nice gesture on their part," says Douglas Price, who was 29 years old when he flew 39 airdrop missions to Dien Bien Phu in April and May 1954 as a civilian employee of Civil Air Transport, a flying service whose undeclared owner was the CIA.
The agency sent the pilots into harm's way in unarmed C-119 Flying Boxcar cargo planes with the understanding that if captured or killed they would not be acknowledged as agents of the U.S. government. "I was a covert employee. We were expendable," says Roy Watts.
Watts tried unsuccessfully to sue the government for extended disability and retirement benefits on the basis of his 16 years flying covert missions in Asia. The CIA argued that the men technically were not government employees since they worked for an agency front company. (PJK, DKR)
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NSA'S CENTER FOR CRYPTOLOGIC HISTORY CALL FOR PAPERS - The National Security Agency's Center for Cryptologic History (CCH) is calling for proposals for papers or panels for its 2005 Symposium on Cryptologic History. The symposium will be held on 27 and 28 October 2005 in Maryland. The theme for the 2005 conference will be "Cryptology and the Cold War," although other papers on fresh topics will be considered. Send your proposals for a paper or a panel, or any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or FAX them to 301.688.2342. Proposal deadline is 28 February.
23 February – Washington, D.C. - NSLS CAREER FAIR - The National Security and Law Society strives to create an effective, non-partisan forum for informed discourse on U.S. national security policy and foreign affairs. The career fair is a component in our effort to provide access for our members to recruiters from law firms, government agencies, think tanks, non-profit organizations, and other such companies with focuses on national security. We are seeking recruiters from this wide array of organizations so as to provide alternative career avenues for our members other than the traditional law firm route. The role of the recruiters is 1) to provide information on what is involved in working at the particular office, what kind of work is generally done, and what kind of security clearance measures might be required; and 2) details for interested individuals what they can do to best effectuate their candidacy for a position in the particular office. Additional information about NSLS can also be found at http://wcl.american.edu/org/nsls. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me at email@example.com or (202) 907-7945. - Brad Moss, Vice-President, National Security and Law Society, Washington College of Law, American University http://wcl.american.edu/org/nsls (DKR)
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: firstname.lastname@example.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!
11 March 05 [Friday Evening] - New York, NY - AFIO New York Metropolitan Chapter hosts Andrew McCarthy, the Federal Prosecutor for the Southern District of New York (1986 – 2003) who led the successful prosecution against the jihad organization of Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and is an attorney in private practice and a Senior Counterterrorism Consultant at the “Invest Project” in Washington, D.C., a foundation that specializes in the analysis of militant Islamic groups, will give the keynote speech on counterterrorism. Irene Halligan, Former Chief of Protocol for the City of New York under Mayor Rudy Giuliani, will lead Pledge of Allegiance; S. Gene Poteat, AFIO President, will speak on “The Current State of American Intelligence and Counterintelligence”; and Julie Anderson, Adjunct Professor of Political Science, CUNY, AFIO Award Winner, and Acting AFIO New York Metropolitan Chapter VP/Treasurer, will briefly comment on her ground-breaking Ph.D. Dissertation on the Russian Intelligence Services. TIME: 5:30 – 6:00 pm: Registration; 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Speakers; 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Cocktails
WHERE: SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS BUILDING, 128 E 63rd St, (Between Park and Lexington Aves), New York, NY 10021.
COST: $45. Per Person Checks: Make Payable to Jerry Goodwin, 530 Park Ave., 15B, New York, NY 10021; Checks/Cash Accepted at the Door: RESERVE NOW: Email/Call/Write for Advance Reservations. email@example.com or call 212-308-1450 They look forward to seeing you at this exciting, speaker-packed meeting. Jerry Goodwin, Acting Organizer, AFIO – New York Metropolitan Chapter
12 March 05 - Gainesville, FL - Amb. Marilyn McAfee, career FSO in Latin America, addresses AFIO North Florida Chapter. RSVP for meeting to Quiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org. $16/pp at door. Email for specifics
19 March 05 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO MAINE Chapter has invited a member of Sen. Susan Collins staff to brief on the National Intelligence Reform Act. Commitment pending. Meeting is at 2:00 p.m. in Hank's Room at the Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main Street, corner of Fletcher, in downtown Kennebunk. New members welcome. Chapter dues for 2005 are $25. For questions or information contact Barbara Storer, 9 Spiller Drive, Kennebunk, ME 04043. tel. 207.985-2392.
19 March - Arlington - Amb. James Lilley to speak at OSSS Luncheon - Please join us at American Legion Post 24 in Alexandria, VA to welcome Ambassador Lilley, author of China Hands: Nine Decades of Adventure, Espionage, and Diplomacy in Asia. Amb. Lilley was U.S. ambassador at Beijing from 1989 to 1991 and at Seoul from 1986 to 1989. He will sign copies of his recently published memoir described by Publishers Weekly as a “must-read for students of Asia and intelligence work. Foreign Affairs reported that “his insider account...adds considerably to our understanding of four critical decades in East Asia..." The New York Times described Amb. Lilley’s memoir as an "...adventure story that will have many grown-ups staying up past their bedtimes...filled with gripping anecdotes skillfully rendered." Location: American Legion Post 24, 400 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA, (703) 683-5564. TIME: 12 Noon. Cost: $32/person. Payment must be made in advance by check to The OSS Society, Inc. and mailed to 6723 Whittier Ave., 303A, McLean, VA 22101. Payment must be received by March 14, 2005. Questions: 703-356-6667 or via email to email@example.com. -- Charles T. Pinck, President, The OSS Society. (DKR)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org CLE credit is available.
22 March 05 - Washington, DC - Business Executives for National Security [BENs] host Breakfast Meeting titled "Partnering for Security" with RADM Marsha [Marty] Evans, USN(ret). TIME: 8-8:30 a.m. Breakfast; 8:30 - 10 am Program. Where: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC. $30/pp at door via credit card, check or cash. Marty Evans, CEO/President of American Red Cross, will present what's working for the Red Cross as it prepares responses to emergencies to hurricanes and other possibilities. RSVP to Steve Ewell at email@example.com or fax your name, title, phone, fax and email and any names of guests to 202-296-2490.
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.
Tuesday, 12 April 2005; 6:30 pm - Inside Stories: Intrigue in the Pyrenees — Dr. Charles L. Schepens of the Belgian Resistance - Meet a true WWII hero—and hear dramatic details of the double life he led to aid the Allies. With a back country logging business as a front, “Jacques Pérot,” a young Belgian ophthalmologist, fooled the Nazis into thinking he was on their side while he and his comrade, a Basque shepherd, passed intelligence and evacuees across the French-Spanish border! Join the daring Pérot, actually Dr. Charles L. Schepens, and Meg Ostrum, who wrote about his story in The Surgeon and the Shepherd, for a captivating evening of deception, suspense, drama, courage, and great success. Ms. Ostrum and Dr. Schepens will sign the book following the presentation. Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Belgium, the Union francophone des Belges à l’étranger, and The Washington Flanders Club. Advance registration required at http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: http://www.ncva-ne.org
16 April 05 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO MAINE Chapter hosts Veteran AFIO member and Univ New Hampshire Professor Doug Wheeler who will reveal his findings from his research into the circumstances surrounding the death of actor Leslie Howard, one of the last great mysteries of WW II. Meeting is at 2:00 p.m. in Hank's Room at the Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main Street, corner of Fletcher, in downtown Kennebunk. New members welcome. Chapter dues for 2005 are $25. For questions or information contact Barbara Storer, 9 Spiller Drive, Kennebunk, ME 04043. tel. 207.985-2392.
17-20 April 2005 - Copenhagen, Denmark - ASIS, ASIS European Security Conference http://www.asisonline.org/
18 April 05 - Waukesha, WI - The Cold War Museum-Midwest Chapter hosts Panel Discussion: When Empires Clash - A Cold War Discourse with Khrushchev and Powers. $16.00/pp at 7 pm at Carroll College Ballroom Student Center, 100 North East Ave, Waukesha, WI. Dr. Sergei Khrushchev and Francis Gary Powers, Jr., sons of two Cold War icons, are joined by RADM Ronald Kurth (Ret), 36-yr Navy vet who served at U.S. Embassy Moscow, to discuss Cold War flash points -- Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam War, and rise/fall of Nikita Khrushchev. Further info at: www.freewebs.com/coldwar Questions by voice to: 262.227.1198. Chapter is at PO Box 1112, Waukesha, WI 53187-1112.
18 - 21 April 05 - SFSAFBI Western Regional Conference - For more information, please visit http://www.socxfbi.org/Conference/Conferences.htm
Monday, 18 April 2005; 3 - 9:30 pm at Ford’s Theatre - Spy Seminar: The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy - Retrace the steps of John Wilkes Booth—literally! Why did a handsome, successful actor murder President Lincoln? Examine the Lincoln assassination anew—at the scene of the crime and throughout the neighborhood—during this eye-opening event. On one fact alone do scholars agree: President Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. All else is suspect! While you face the very balcony where President and Mrs. Lincoln sat, Jay Winik (invited), author of April 1865, and Michael W. Kauffman, author of American Brutus, will set the stage with the facts of the event. Next, like John Wilkes Booth, you’ll escape into the neighborhood, but you’ll have time to tour the “House Where Lincoln Died” and the International Spy Museum, and to dine at one of several restaurants nearby. Return to Ford’s Theatre at 7 pm where experts including Warren Getler, Elizabeth Leonard, and H. Donald Winkler will immerse you in the key conspiracy theories. Was Booth acting as a lone gunman? A player in an internal Union scheme? A tool of the Confederacy? A cog in an insidious global plot? The evening will conclude with a reception at Ford’s Theatre Museum featuring book signings by the experts, a surprise appearance by “Lincoln” and “Booth,” and of course, the opportunity for more discussion.
Seminar to be held at Ford’s Theatre, National Historic Site, National Park Service. Advance registration required at http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now
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: email@example.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) firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.ncsi.com
Thursday, 28 April 2005; 12 noon to 1 pm - Washington, DC - FREE LUNCHTIME AUTHOR DEBRIEFING AND BOOK SIGNING at Spy Museum. Join the author for an informal chat and book signing from. No registration required! Thaddeus Holt, author of The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War
Thaddeus Holt, using newly declassified material, is the first to give a full account of the unprecedented military deception the Allies employed in WWII. Finally, critical details are divulged and questions answered about successful secret operations throughout the war, including early British missions in the Middle East and Europe, the amazing D-Day successes, America’s victory in the Pacific theater, and the war’s culmination on the brink of an invasion of Japan. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and quiz the man who understands the extent of deception that won the war.
Thursday, 12 May 2005; 12 noon to 1 pm - Washington, DC - Melissa Boyle Mahle, author of Denial and Deception: An Insider’s View of the CIA from Iran-Contra to 9/11 gives FREE LUNCHTIME AUTHOR DEBRIEFING AND BOOK SIGNING Join the author for an informal chat and book signing at Spy Museum. No registration required! From the Reagan years through 2002, CIA intelligence officer, Melissa Boyle Mahle, ran operations against Al Qaeda terrorists, conducted missions to interrupt illicit networks plotting to sell weapons of mass destruction, and completed assignments throughout the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa in the interest of national security. Meet her, hear about the many challenges of counterterrorism operations she faced, and find out why she describes the Agency as a “rudderless ship adrift” in the post-Cold War world.
Thursday, 19 May 2005; 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - The Terrorist Next Door: The Militia Movement in America—Yesterday and Today How well do you really know your neighbors? Would it shock you to know that some of the most dangerous anti-U.S. extremists are living among us today as self-described patriots and staunch defenders of the Constitution? Daniel Levitas, author of The Terrorist Next Door, former National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize nominee, will discuss the deadly threat posed by home-grown terrorists. While most Americans have been focused on the potential of violence from abroad, far-right extremists here systematically plot to overthrow the government of the United States. Levitas will reveal how white supremacist paramilitary groups have evolved from their post-Civil War roots to the Oklahoma City bombing and on to their current preoccupation with biological and chemical warfare. Don’t miss this disturbing and enlightening session, including a discussion of the FBI’s preventive measures and the issue of civil liberties in the post-9/11 era. Mr. Levitas will sign The Terrorist Next Door following the presentation. Tickets: $20 Advance registration required at http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now
Monday, 23 May 2005; 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - Inside Britain’s Secret WWII World: The Diaries of Guy Liddell by Nigel West. Intrigue, espionage, politics, and plots…and that’s just one day’s entry! The diary of Guy Liddell, MI-5’s World War II counterespionage chief, contained reports so riddled with controversy that the journal was locked in the MI-5 Director-General’s safe for decades. Until now. Famous British espionage expert and author, Nigel West, reveals the diary’s brutally honest and startling entries, ranging from bungled disinformation plans to Churchill’s personal foibles. Retired FBI Special Agent Ray Batvinis, now with the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation, will shed light on Liddell’s intense scrutiny of the FBI and his work’s enduring influence on American counterintelligence strategies. Mr. West, editor of The Secret Diaries of Guy Liddell, will sign copies following the presentation. Tickets: $20 Advance registration required at http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now
Thursday, 9 June 2005; 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - Wild Rose: The Dangerous Mrs. Greenhow by Amy Blackman. A highly dramatic evening of Civil War espionage. Washington, D.C. August 23, 1861: On orders from President Lincoln, detective Allan Pinkerton arrests charming high society widow Rose Greenhow. The lady in question had sweet-talked top-flight Union officials and lowly Union clerks alike, encoded their information, and smuggled messages South—with the help of her own spy ring! Ann Blackman, author of a new biography of Mrs. Greenhow, will expose the spy’s dramatic exploits and her convention-breaking role as a personal emissary of President Jefferson Davis. Wild Rose herself will join the presentation to reveal how she helped the South win the First Battle of Bull Run. Actress Emily Lapisardi recreates Greenhow from her words and deeds, and is ready to withstand interrogation from our audience of espionage experts. Ann Blackman will sign copies of Wild Rose, Civil War Spy, A True Story following the program. Tickets: $20 Advance registration required at http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now
Thursday, 30 June 2005; 12 noon to 1 pm - Washington, DC - The Literary Spy: The Ultimate Source for Quotations on Espionage & Intelligence He writes under the pseudonym Charles E. Lathrop, but you can trade quips and quotes with this CIA speechwriter and analyst face to face at this rare public appearance. A scholar of all-words-espionage, Lathrop went to great lengths to discover and document every reference to intelligence and espionage spoken aloud or put into print—from sources as diverse as the Bible, James Bond films, and presidential speeches. His selection process, favorite quotes, and research techniques are an open book—one that is as interesting to the serious researcher as to espionage aficionados and the armchair spies among us. FREE LUNCHTIME AUTHOR DEBRIEFING AND BOOK SIGNING Join the author for an informal chat and book signing at Spy Museum. No registration required!
**** 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. ****
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