Weekly Intelligence Notes #29-05 dated 1 August 2005
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Tuesday, 2 August 05 - Las Vegas, NV - AFIO Las Vegas Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, 2 August 05 - Washington, DC - Spy School Polygraph Interrogation 101
Saturday, 6 August 05 - Glen Burnie, MD - US Army Special Operations Detachment/US Army Foreign Counterintelligence Activity Reunion
6 August 05 - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Satellite Chapter hosts Mr Andy Byers, author of "The Imperfect Spy"
13 August 05 - Lenox, MA - AFIO Members at Tanglewood
18 August 05 - Arlington, VA - CONFERENCE ON DEFENSE AGAINST INSIDER THREAT
25 August 05 - Washington, DC - Her Majesty’s Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage
31 August - 2 September 05 - Raleigh, NC - Raleigh International Spy Conference
10 September 05 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
11 September 05 - Madison, OH - AFIO Northern Ohio Chapter hosts picnic
12-15 September 05 - Orlando, FL - ASIS, 51st Annual Seminar & Exhibits
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14-15 October 2005 - Fredericton, Canada - Terrorism in History - University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
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SAYS DNI HAS IMPOSED SAFEGUARDS ON NIE CREDIBILITY - DNI Negroponte
has imposed strict safeguards intended to ensure that NIEs are based on
credible information instead of the kinds of unsubstantiated claims that
were the basis for prewar intelligence on Iraq, DDNI Michael Hayden told a
House intelligence subcommittee, the New York Times reported on 29 July.
Hayden indicated the change was in response to intel failures on Iraq, most notably the October 2002 NIE that erroneously asserted the Iraqis had chemical and biological weapons and were rebuilding their nuclear program.
Hayden said the change was intended to give new, critical scrutiny to both human and technical intelligence. Among the focuses, he said, will be "who said what, why, and why do we think this is true?"
Hayden acknowledged the precautions were likely to result in estimates that proved much less definitive than in the past. But he said he and Negroponte would embrace a higher tolerance for ambiguity than had been accepted and would encourage analysts to be forthright about what they did not know.
The DDNI described the change as a major breakthrough that would significantly widen the circle of senior intelligence officials required to be given detailed knowledge about other agencies' sources. In the past, the 15 IC agency heads who make up the National Intelligence Board have been expected to endorse estimates with only limited knowledge of other agencies' sources.
Hayden acknowledged, as an NIB member in 2002, that he voted in favor of the NIE, basing his judgment on detailed knowledge only about sigint gathered by the NSA which he then headed.
Henceforth, Hayden said, no NIE will be approved until each agency whose sources are being used articulates to all others its confidence in the source. One intelligence official said this precaution was adopted in early May. Officials said the practice already been applied to a recent highly classified intelligence report on Iran, producing findings that the officials described as infused with considerable uncertainty about the status of Iran's nuclear weapons program.
Hayden's testimony was the first given to Congress by the DNI's staff since the office was established 90 days ago, according to the Times. (DKR)
TRANSLATION BACKLOG GROWS - FINDING NEEDLES IN A GROWING HAYSTACK - COMPUTER SYSTEM UP EARLIEST IN 2009 - The
FBI backlog of untranslated terrorism intelligence doubled last year, and
the time it takes the Bureau to hire translators has grown longer, officials
said on 27 July, the New York Times reported.
Glenn A. Fine, DoJ IG, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that none of the backlogged material came in what the Bureau considered its highest-priority investigations. But, he also said, the Bureau has no assurance that some 8,300 hours of untranslated material does not include information that could be critical to terrorism investigations.
As for the Bureau's long-delayed effort to overhaul its computer system and allow agents to search terrorism files more easily, he said this would not be completed until 2009 at the earliest.
"It sounds to me very much like business as usual," said Lee Hamilton, former vice-chairman of the 9/11 commission. "And business as usual is unacceptable."
Earlier this year the FBI scrapped a $170 million project for a virtual case file system to allow for easier searching and organizing of investigative files on terrorism and other matters. That project has been replaced by the Sentinel Project, and Director Mueller told the committee the bureau now expected a 40-month timetable beginning at the end of this year. He said he could not disclose the estimated cost because it could compromise bidding for the job.
The IG's report found that if the FBI had made progress in hiring more linguists, expanding its ranks to 1,338 in March, from 1,214 in April 2004, but met hiring targets in fewer than half of 52 languages examined. The average time it takes to hire a linguist grew from 13 months to at least 14 months with an average of 16 months.
The Judiciary Committee also heard from John Russack, program manager for the DNI's information sharing environment office, that he had only one full-time employee and two contractors, some seven months after the directorate was created. Committee Chairman Arlen Specter told Russack the status of the information sharing office must be reviewed in two years and that if more progress was not made, "you may lose your office sooner." (DKR)
SOURCES COLD-SHOULDERED - The IC largely ignored threats from Usama bin Laden, detailed in
television documentaries, books and on the Internet in scores of languages,
until it was too late, Fox news reported former MI and CIA officers as
Proponents said open source information can be an equally or more effective resource but that an over-reliance on secret information has caused an institutional bias against it that could otherwise help identify terrorist threats across the globe before the damage is done.
"Everything we needed to know to prevent 9/11 was either known to elements of the US government but not shared across agency boundaries, or openly published in foreign language media we chose to ignore," said Robert Steele, a former clandestine officer who now heads Open Source Solutions Network Inc., a global provider of open source networking and analysis training.
Steele asserts that the US government is spending less than one percent, about $500 million, of the estimated $70 billion total yearly intelligence capabilities budget, on gathering and using information in the public sphere. "The US government has absolutely no idea what is going on in the provinces of countries, within tribes or at the ethnic and neighborhood level where the psychology and sociology of suicidal terrorism is best understood," he said.
"I think we need to do more," said Hal Kempher, former MI, now a California-based homeland security consultant. "One of the problems we have, particularly with state and local governments, is effectively scanning what's out there. Scanning to look for burgeoning trends ... in order to find anomalies."
Rep. Rob Simmons, chairman of the House Homeland Security Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment Subcommittee, who led a hearing last month on what the government could do better, said: "I believe that the Department of Homeland Security and the US Government need to do more to create open source products and integrate open source information into the DHS analytical product."
Intelligence experts say much of the prejudice against open sources stems from the effort employed in acquiring secret information and the specialized services that have built up around it. "Many policymakers and other consumers are also a bit dazzled by the 'secret' stamp, so they tend to demand, for example, (to) respond more positively, to clandestinely-acquired material," said Tom Carroll, a consultant and former CIA clandestine officer based in California. (DKR)
MUELLER SAYS US FAR SAFER SINCE
9/11 - The United States is far safer today against the possibility
of a new terrorist attack than it was before 9/11, FBI Director Mueller told
a Senate committee on 27 July, the Washington Times reported.
Mueller, who took over the Bureau a week before 9/11, said federal, state and local law enforcement authorities have worked diligently to reduce the threat. But, he added, citing bombings last month in the London transport system that killed at least 56 people, there probably is more that could be done although you can never protect 100 percent.
The Director attributed the upgraded US status against potential attacks to:
-- The removal of the sanctuary al-Qa'ida enjoyed in Afghanistan which gave it the ability to coordinate attacks.
-- The successes of law enforcement and intelligence agencies, particularly CIA, in working with their counterparts overseas to take down key members of the Qa'ida leadership. He named Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Abu Zubaydah, and Hambali.
-- Improved cooperation between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
Mueller said the Bureau plans to institute a National Security Service to integrate its intelligence and investigative missions to guard against future terrorists attacks. By combining counterterrorism and counterintelligence divisions, he said the FBI will develop a work force through initiatives, many of which are already in place.
"Those initiatives are designed to recruit, hire, train and retain investigative and intelligence professionals who have the skills necessary to the success of our national intelligence, national security programs," he said. "The single FBI official in charge of this service will be able to ensure that we direct our national security resources in coordination with the DNI and the Attorney General." (DKR)
SENIOR CIA OFFICER SEES IT POLICY LOSING GWOT - Gilman Louie, head
of the CIA's venture-capital arm, believes misguided IT security policies
have paralyzed the government's ability to share vital national-security
data, GCN.com reported on 27 July.
"From an IT perspective, we are losing the war on terror," said Louie, president and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "The bad guys are winning because we have convinced ourselves that our networks are so insecure, and that we are unable to protect information on them, that we don't put information on our systems."
Louie blamed the problem on policies created by non-IT professionals restricting the use of technology because its security is less than perfect. "Perfection is the enemy of the good," he said. Such policies could be increasing the nation's risk rather than reducing it.
He told a Black Hat Briefings computer security conference that, "People are going to die. Attack is imminent. London is coming to the United States."
In-Q-Tel was chartered to help fund the commercial development of technologies that could be used by the intelligence community. The name was inspired by the gadget master known only as "Q" in the James Bond movies.
Louie said that almost four years after 9/11 little progress has been made on information-sharing between and among government agencies.
"We fundamentally don't have it,” he said. "We are crippled beyond your wildest imagination. We can't even get a simple thing like e-mail to work across agencies" because no one trusts anyone else. (DKR)
SENATOR QUERIES DOD SPENDING ON IT - Sen. Carl Levin, ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services
Committee, wants to know if DoD centralized IT spending would solve its data
sharing and system interoperability problems, FCW.com reported on 28 July.
Levin asked John Grimes, the nominee to be DoD chief information officer, to submit a report to the committee within 90 days of his confirmation. The report will focus on whether the DoD CIO should have more power over the services’ IT budgets.
Levin said that while IT spending is one of the fastest growing parts of the DoD budget, it is not centralized and there are constant references to technical difficulties with military systems.
Grimes replied that each service prepares its own IT budget, but DoD has standards in place to ensure interoperability. He agreed to send the committee the report after his confirmation. (DKR)
CIA-BACKED PROGRAM TO USE E-MAIL TO CATCH TERRORISTS - A CIA
sponsored program, Spotfire, is introducing a tool for uncovering patterns
and relationships in information extracted from e-mail that should assist in
war on terrorism, according to InformationWeek.com on 27 July.
Data can be extracted by homegrown programs and through text-mining tools available from a variety of vendors, including other In-Q-Tel-supported vendors such as Basis Technology, MetaCarta, and Stratify. Spotfire's product, DecisionSite for Email Analysis, goes to work on the data and presents the results in tables or grids with different-sized splotches of color that indicate data patterns.
DecisionSite's Email Portfolio feature enable an analyst to store and link e-mail addresses and any other attributes to build a detailed picture of communicators and their activities. E-mails also can be mapped geographically using a variety of technologies, including ESRI Inc.'s ArcGIS software. (DKR)
OF WASH DC SPY HAUNTS - Pamela Kessler, Undercover Washington:
Where Famous Spies Lived, Worked and Loved (Capital Books,
paperback, 176 pp. $15.95)
Kessler, a former Washington Post reporter, knows the regional espionage landscape and takes the reader on a guided tour of drops, safehouses, graveyards, mansions, museums, secure government offices and restaurants used for rendezvous in the Washington area. If you want to find the mailbox used by traitor Aldrich Ames to signal he had something for the KGB, Kessler tells where to go. Ditto the Georgetown mansion where Wild Bill Donovan held secret meetings during World War II. Also the grotty Georgetown restaurant, Au Pied de Cochon, from which Soviet defector Vitaly Yurchenko walked out on his minders and strolled further up Wisconsin Avenue to the Soviet embassy to re-defect.
Accompanying this greatly updated text which quickly sold out the last time it appeared [warning] are more than 60 photographs of secret operatives and the hangouts where they lived, worked, loved and sometimes died gruesome deaths. If you will be visiting Washington Metro area for the AFIO Symposium, or for other business events, or for pleasure, or know people who will, this is an ideal gift or personal reference manual.
AFIO Chairman Peter Earnest says about the book, "Fact-filled, rich in illustrations, and penned in her breezy style, Pam Kessler's tour of the spy capital is a fun and engaging way to delve into real spies and their skullduggery." (DKR)
MI VET'S HARSH WARNING ON PROTECTING US - Ralph Peters, Expanding America's Global Supremacy (Sentinel, 304 pp. $24.95)
Peters was an MI officer who retired from the U.S. Army as a light colonel after having put his boots on some of the globe's more remote and dangerous ground. He has become an outstanding, extraordinary, and extraordinarily valuable, commentator on the military and its relations to American society and that large part of the world that wishes us ill.
As usual with Peters, scholarship and cultural depth inform this work in which he argues for the need for care in maintaining U.S. military superiority. In doing so he sets out the character of the matrix of our current major enemy, that large part of the Muslim world whose culture has sunk into a malevolent sickness of the soul. It is a depressing and troubling world, familiar to those who have lived in it while ignored by many in academia and the liberal classes who view it through faulty and corrupt lenses.
Peters warns that DoD court eunuchs, who insist that war be cheap and bloodless, are a threat to the maintenance of a military ferocity vital to the defense of the United States. He argues with intelligence and honesty for the employment of torture, assassination and devastation that, in a bitter irony, require employment because survival is the sine qua non for the continuation of a Western civilization that prefers a gentler moral order. (DKR)
MILITARY INTEL IN THE IRAQ
WAR - Gregory Hooker, Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi
Freedom: The Role of Military Intelligence Assessments, Second Edition (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 114 pp. $19.955)
Hooker, CENTCOM's senior intelligence analyst for Iraq, was deeply involved in prewar planning of the Iraqi war. He finds that near-constant demands by SecDef Rumsfeld and his aides for new versions of the war plan, using fewer American troops, wasted time and diverted attention from fleshing out a blueprint for the invasion.
He narrates the military’s initial attempts to refocus on regime change and USG's ineffective preparation for the occupation. Problems CENTCOM had to overcome included rampant media leaks, unrealistic strategic proposals, and time constraints caused by competing assumptions between senior policymakers and military planners.
Hooker provides invaluable insight into challenges that may confront future U.S. war planning and intelligence efforts. (DKR)
CIA VET CHARGES AGENCY FIRED HIM
OVER IRAQI NUKE REPORTS - An informant, who had examined and
purchased parts of Iraqi centrifuges, told the CIA in the spring of 2001
that Iraq had abandoned a major element of its nuclear weapons program, but
the agency did not share the information, a former CIA officer, now suing
the agency, has charged, the New York Times reported on 1 August.
In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington, D.C. in December, the former CIA officer, whose name remains secret, said that the informant told him that Iraq's uranium enrichment program had ended years earlier.
A more-than 20-year veteran of the agency, he filed his reports with the DO Counter Proliferation Division. They were never disseminated to other agencies or to policy makers, as is typically done, he charged.
In the lawsuit, he says he was told that the agency already had detailed information about continuing Iraqi nuclear weapons efforts, and that his informant should focus on other countries.
He was fired in 2004 because, he says, his reports questioned the agency's assumptions on a series of weapons-related matters. He says he was the target of retaliation for refusing to go along with the CIA's conclusions. Michelle Neff, a CIA spokeswoman, said the agency would not comment on the lawsuit.
While the existence of the lawsuit has previously been reported, details have not been made public because the documents in the suit have been heavily censored and the substance of the claims is classified. Several people with detailed knowledge of the case provided information to the Times about his allegations, but insisted on anonymity because the matter is classified.
The former officer's lawyer, Roy W. Krieger, likened his client's situation to that of Valerie Plame. The former officer and Plame worked in the same unit. "In both cases, officials brought unwelcome information on WMD in the period prior to the Iraq invasion, and retribution followed," said Krieger. (Krieger also represent another former CIA officer, who is suing the agency charging it is seeking to prevent publication of his book. See CIA SUED FOR BLOCKING BOOK PUBLICATION under Notes, below.)
In court documents, the former officer says he learned in 2003 that he was the subject of a counterintelligence investigation and was accused of having sex with a woman contact, a charge he denies. He was also investigated for diverting money for payments to informants to his own use, which he also denies. (DKR)
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NEW $55,000 POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATESHIP
PROGRAM STIPENDS by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1
DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate is seeking applications for up to 10 Postdoctoral Associates to conduct mission-focused research at DHS-affiliated venues including DHS Centers of Excellence, DHS laboratories, and homeland security activities at Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories.
The DHS Postdoctoral Associateship program is designed to provide support to doctoral scientists and engineers of unusual promise or proven achievement who will be given an opportunity to conduct research on challenges which are part of the mission of DHS. Postdoctoral Associateship awards will be made to doctoral level scientists and engineers, within five years of their doctorate, in nationally competitive evaluations held four times each year.
“This DHS Postdoctoral program will be an essential aspect of our effort to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers who are focusing on the homeland security mission,” said Dr. Charles McQueary, Under Secretary for Science and Technology. “These young men and women are full of energy, ability, and vision, and by tackling the challenges of the post-9/11 world they will help create a safer America.”
Postdoctoral awards are made for one year, renewable for a maximum of three years. The approximate annual stipend for new awardees for the 2005 program year will be $55,000, depending upon the sponsoring venue. Financial support is provided for allowable relocation expenses and for limited professional travel during the duration of the award. Associates must devote their full-time effort to the approved program plan, and except for limited professional travel, must be in residence at a DHS-affiliated venue during the entire period of the Associateship.
Approved DHS venues for the inaugural year of the Postdoctoral Associateship program include:
· Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) at the University at Southern California
· National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD) at the University of Minnesota
· National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense (NCFAZD) at Texas A&M University
· Bechtel Nevada - Remote Sensing Laboratory (Bechtel Nevada)
· Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
· Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
· Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
· National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
The DHS Postdoctoral Associateship Program is coordinated for Science & Technology by the National Research Council of the National Academies. Initiated in 1954, the Associateship Programs have contributed to the career development of over 11,000 scientists and engineers ranging from recent Ph.D. recipients to distinguished senior scientists.
For more information or to apply, visit www.DHS.gov/universityprograms. Application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1 for reviews in mid-March, mid-June, mid-September and mid-January, respectively.
Paralegal Specialist GS-0950-09/12
Supervisory Physical Scientist GS-1301-15
Program Specialist (Transportation Security Grants) GS-0301-12/13
Program Specialist (Transportaion Security Grants) GS-0301-09/11
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Program Analyst GS-0343-09/12
FOR BLOCKING BOOK PUBLICATION - Gary Berntsen, 48, who retired last
month after 23 years with the CIA, is suing the agency for the right to
publish a book detailing the events leading up to Usama bin Ladin's escape
from Afghanistan's Tora Bora mountains, AP reported,
Berntsen charges the agency is squelching publication of the story he resigned from the agency to tell. But he also acknowledges he retired two years early because he ruffled senior management feathers and would not be further promoted.
In his book, he relates the attacks he coordinated at the peak of the fighting in eastern Afghanistan in late 2001, including how U.S. commanders knew bin Ladin was in the mountains near the Pakistani border.
Berntsen claimed in a federal court that the CIA is over-classifying his manuscript and has repeatedly missed deadlines written into its own regulations to review his book. His attorney, Roy Krieger, said he delivered papers to the U.S. District Court in Washington after hours on 27 July. The agency declined to comment because the suit had not yet been filed officially.
President Bush and other senior administration officials repeatedly claimed during the 2004 campaign that commanders did not know whether UbL was at Tora Bora when they attacked and rejected allegations by Sen. John Kerry that an opportunity was missed to capture or kill bin Laden because the fighting was outsourced to Afghan warlords.
"When I watched the presidential debates, it was clear to me ... the debate and discussions on Tora Bora were -- from both sides -- completely incorrect," said Berntsen, who declines to provide details until the agency finishes declassifying his book. "It did not represent the reality of what happened on the ground."
A Republican and Bush supporter, Berntsen had not spoken publicly before.
His book chronicles chapters of his 23 years with the agency. Berntsen spent most of his career as a case officer in the Middle East, serving as the top U.S. intelligence official in three countries. His account covers his role handling the response to the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in East Africa and continues through late 2001 when he was assigned to command a CIA team inserted into Afghanistan, code-named Jawbreaker, the title of his book, tentatively due out in October.
Berntsen, says AP, is the recipient of two of the CIA's three highest medals, one for preventing Islamic extremists from assassinating the Indian prime minister in 1996. (DKR)
CANADIAN INTEL DENIES HARRASSING MUSLIMS - The Canadian Security
Intelligence Service has rejected accusations by the imam of a Toronto
mosque of harassing Muslims, UPI reported on 27 July.
The imam, Aly Hindy, circulated a flyer to local mosques alleging CSIS officers abused and humiliated a Muslim woman while asking about her husband. The flyer claims the officers forced their way into her house.
A CSIS spokesman says they are taking the allegations seriously but deny the charges. (DKR)
SOCIETY SUMMER NEWSLETTER NOW ONLINE - The Summer 2005 edition of The OSS Society newsletter is now available
Highlights of this issue include: -- Society's Annual Meeting Held at Country Club Where OSS Trainees Once Blew Up the Greens; --Judge Webster Named Honorary Chairman of The OSS Society; --Murder of Peter Dewey Recalled by Seymour Topping; --OSS reunion planned for October 2005; --Greek-American Operational Groups Honored in Athens; --Remembering 109: Chester Cooper Recalls Meeting Gen. Donovan (DKR)
OFFICERS CALL ON BUSH FOR FIRINGS IN PLAME CASE,' WIN #28-05 dated
25 July 2005 - AFIO member William Ted B. writes:
Having served as an employee and contract consultant for over 50 years with CIA from 1952 to date, I am appalled at how political the NOC issue has become of questions about the depth of Plame's cover. Having been responsible for this aspect during a period of my tenure with the agency, I find that there is no such thing as a soft cover as a NOC. I think all the clandestine service officers have worked through the onus of serving at Langley. It was always understood that one would neither confirm nor deny.
I am troubled with the wide publicity and comments by fellow officers in trying to make a differentiation about cover. No one knows what her duties were and whether she serviced NOC field officers or anything else. As we all know the reason for cover is to protect those whom we have serviced or handled. I say let us stop denigrating our service and live by the code of sensitivity and secrecy. Let us get away from playing politics.
Those who have served with our fine service find this debacle beneath the professionalism of an Intelligence Officer. I can only say we have come a long way in a direction that I am sure is bothersome to the old professionals.
PAUL OSCAR ELMQUIST - A retired CIA Asian specialist, he died, aged
84, on 16 July of respiratory arrest at Sleepy Hollow Manor in Falls Church,
VA, the Washington Post reported.
Born in Stanton, Iowa, he grew up in Iowa and California. A voracious reader from a young age with particular interests in natural history and theology, he spent his life exploring how the two areas were connected. He received a bachelor's degree in geology from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, in 1942.
After working for the U.S. Geological Survey, prospecting for uranium in the Southwest, he enlisted in the USMC and trained in the Japanese language as a combat interpreter. He was en route to Japan for his first deployment when World War II ended. He landed in Nagasaki and became part of the recovery efforts following the atomic bomb dropped on the city.
After his discharge from the Marines, he received a master's degree in 1955 and a doctorate in 1962, both in Asian studies, from Harvard University. He moved to Washington in 1955 to work for the CIA as a Far East intelligence officer, with expertise as a geographer and mapmaker. He retired from the agency in 1972 and then moved with his family to Santurce, Puerto Rico, where he taught history for three years at the College of the Sacred Heart. When he returned to Northern Virginia, he did contract typing, working primarily on medical trial transcriptions.
With a sophisticated sense of theology and the function of the church in the life of the individual and the community, his daughter said, he was active in the Lutheran church at the local and national levels, with particular interests in social concerns and music ministries.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Ann Elmquist; three children, Martha Sherman, Rachel Elmquist and John Elmquist; and four grandsons.
R. PAXSON - A retired CIA senior analyst, he died on 7 July, aged
59, of cancer at Capital Hospice in Arlington, VA. Last year he served as a
civilian adviser to the Iraqi government.
Born in Rockville, MD, he moved at age 4 to a farm outside Alma, NB. He graduated from Hastings College in Nebraska, and did graduate work at Vanderbilt University in Nashville before moving to Northern Virginia.
He joined the CIA in 1969, spending much of his career in DI as an analyst of European issues, becoming chief of the Western Europe division in 1982. He served in France and Germany, where he witnessed the collapse of the Berlin Wall and German reunification. He served in staff positions for several years in the comptroller's and inspector general's offices before retiring in 1996.
In his first year of retirement, he completed a 1,363-mile solo bicycle trip from Florida to Virginia in 27 days. He then accompanied his wife to assignments in Greece and England, returning in 2001.
He returned to work at the CIA in 2001 as an independent contractor, reviewing classified operational files for declassification and release.
He was a member of Mensa and the Financial Planning Association, and enjoyed golf as well as bicycling.
His marriages to Ann Thomas and Joan Eaton ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife of nine years, Jan Jennings Paxson; two step-daughters, Stephanie Jennings and Jessica Jennings; his parents, Wayne and Velma Paxson; two brothers; and a sister.
GOLDEN L. WILLIAMS - A
retired USAF lieutenant colonel and a former NSA analyst, he died of
pneumonia on 18 July at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD. He was
Known to friends as "Bill" or "Goldie," he was born in Marysvale, UT, and grew up on a small farm. Graduating from high school in nearby Ridgefield in the midst of the Depression, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and then held a variety of jobs throughout the 1930s. He was working as a "powder monkey," tamping dynamite charges into holes at a copper mine in Utah, when he decided to enlist in the Army Air Forces in 1942.
He trained as an aircraft engine mechanic, became an instructor and worked in England refurbishing battle-damaged aircraft. He helped prepare and modify many of the aircraft used on D-Day. He also assisted Dr. Harold E. Edgerton, the man who invented high-speed stroboscopic photography. Williams helped with installing the first photo strobe lights on reconnaissance aircraft.
He graduated from Officer Candidate School and was assigned to the occupation forces in Germany. After the war, he was transferred to MI and posted to bases in Japan and the United States, including Fort Meade in 1959 where he was assigned to the NSA. He retired from the Air Force in 1962 but continued working at NSA as a civilian research analyst until his second retirement in 1972.
In retirement, he worked for a few years at the University of Maryland Research Farm. His jams and jellies won numerous ribbons for the farm.
An outdoorsman who particularly enjoyed fishing and deer hunting, he served as an assistant scoutmaster and was a member of the Order of the Arrow.
He enjoyed watching baseball and basketball and was a faithful Redskins fan. He also played guitar and banjo with local bands that played old-time music.
His wife, Guiomar Nunes Williams, died in 1997.
Survivors include a daughter, Gaye Williams, and two sons, Craig Williams and Alan Williams.
2 August 05 - Las Vegas, NV - The AFIO Las Vegas Chapter meets at Nellis Air Force Base Officers' Club at 6 p.m. The featured speaker for the evening: Lt Col Peter J. Lambert, USAF, Commander, 547th Intelligence Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, on "Intelligence Transformation in Military Operations: A View from the USAF" Due to Nellis AFB security requirements, you must sign up before Thursday, July 28th. All guests must use the main gate located at the intersection on Craig and Las Vegas Blvd. 5871 Fitzgerald Blvd., Nellis AFB, NV 89191 Phone: 702-644-2582 However, if you are not preregistered with the Chapter, you will be unable to attend. RSVPs to: Christine Eppley at EPPLEY@nv.doe.gov or at 702-295-0073.
Tuesday, 2 August 05 - Washington, DC - Spy School Polygraph Interrogation 101 at 6:30 pm. “The problem with the world today is that nobody takes the time to do a really sinister interrogation anymore.” - James Bond in Goldeneye Spies’ lies can destroy a mission, expose an asset, or damage the credibility of important intelligence. Discovering the truth is essential, but how can an interrogator outwit a wily spy? Join John F. Sullivan, who wrote Of Spies and Lies: A CIA Lie Detector Remembers Vietnam, as he exposes the secrets of the polygraph - its history, uses, and abuses. Sullivan, who entered the CIA Interrogation Research Branch in 1968, spent four years in Vietnam in the early 1970s, and then rejoined the Polygraph Division from which he retired in 1999 as a senior polygraph examiner. Although the polygraph has become increasingly controversial, Sullivan will reveal how the powerful combination of artful interrogation and sensitive machinery helped him catch seven double agents and hundreds of criminals. Once you’re versed in lie-detection, you’ll join Sullivan in an interrogation and assessment of two “highly suspicious” characters. Tickets: $20 Advance registration required! http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/prog_2005_aug_02.asp
Saturday, 6 August 05 - Glen Burnie, MD - US Army Special Operations Detachment/US Army Foreign Counterintelligence Activity Reunion. A reunion of all former and current military and civilian members of the US Army Foreign Counterintelligence Activity (FCA), formerly the US Army Special Operations Detachment (SOD), will be held in Glen Burnie, MD. SOD was formed at Fort Meade, MD, in July 1974 as the Army’s national level counterespionage organization. The unit became FCA in 1985. Contact Nancy Gulley at email@example.com or at 410-674-7255; mailing address: 486 Williamsburg Lane, Odenton, MD 21113 for more information on the reunion.
6 August 05 - At Ease Club located in the Indian River Colony Club (IRCC) - Melbourne, Fl. AFIO Satellite Chapter hosts Mr. Andy Byers, author of The Imperfect Spy- contact B. Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
13 August 05 - Lenox, MA - AFIO Members at Tanglewood. 8:30 PM the Boston Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by James Conlon with violinist Gil Shaham to present Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 in D,K.218 & Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 in C, Op. 60, Leningrad in Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, MA, in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Next day concerts include an All-Mozart Program by the BSO and an evening of All That Jazz conducted by Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops with guests "New York Voices." Come and enjoy the weekend concerts with family, friends and AFIO colleagues from New England and New York. Tickets for these informal concerts must be made by phone at 888-266-1200, 617-266-1200 or online at www.bso.org. Saturday evening tickets $19, $28, $47, $70, $85 and $17 (lawn). Contact the Berkshire Visitors Bureau at (800) 237-5747 or www.berkshires.org for reservations/lodgings. They provide a reservation service and excellent resources for comparing places to stay.
18 August 05 - Arlington, VA - CONFERENCE ON DEFENSE AGAINST INSIDER THREAT – IT*Security Magazine and Homeland Defense Journal invite you to attend a training conference on defense against insider threat. Learn the latest research into sensitive and/or private data loss and best practices for internal security at the conference being held at the Holiday Inn Arlington. New research by IT*Security Magazine’s Executive Editor Dan Verton, as well as detailed case studies from the front lines and groundbreaking new technology developments designed to help organizations weed out malicious insiders, will be presented for the first time. Confirmed Speakers: Dr. Terry Gudaitis, Managing Director of Fraud and Incident Response Services and Director of Open Source Intelligence for Trusted Insight (former CIA Operations Officer and Behavioral Profiler). · Tom Kellermann, Co-founder and Chief Knowledge Officer of Cybrinth LLC (Former Sr. Data Risk Management Specialist for the World Bank) · Michael Kern, Senior Analyst, SITE Institute · Eileen Kowalski, Threat Assessment Specialist, National Threat Assessment Center, U.S. Secret Service · Dana Lesemann, VP and Deputy General Counsel, Stroz Friedberg · Andrew Moore, Senior Member of the Technical Staff, CERT Coordination Center, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; · Dan Verton, Vice President & Executive Editor, IT*Security Magazine. Invited Speakers: Ron Dick, Director of National Security and Foreign Affairs, Computer Science Corporation (Former Director of National Infrastructure Protection Center) Andy Purdy, Acting Director National Cyber Security Division, DHS Registration Fee · Industry: $395 per person · Small Business: $295 per person · Government: $245 per person For registration information, contact Stacy Dellinger, (703) 807-2753 or email@example.com (DKR)
Thursday, 25 August 05 - Washington, DC - Her Majesty’s Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage, by Stephen Budiansky. Free Lunchtime author debriefing and book signing at Spy Museum; 12 noon to 1 pm. Elizabethan England was a hotbed of intrigue, conspiracy, and political skullduggery. Catholic Spain and France - not to mention Mary Queen of Scots - were all threats to Queen Elizabeth’s position and power. Excessive vigilance and extreme tactics were the order of the day. Elizabeth I’s chief aid in the struggle to keep her place on the throne was Sir Francis Walsingham, her principal secretary and England’s first spymaster. In his latest book, journalist and military historian Stephen Budiansky unveils Walsingham’s pioneering use of double agents, code breaking, and disinformation in defense of his queen. No registration required. http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/debrief_2005_aug_25.asp
31 August -- 2 September 05 – Raleigh, NC – Raleigh International Spy Conference - The theme of the third annual conference, a joint effort by Raleigh's Metro Magazine and the North Carolina Museum of History, is Old Spies, New Threats. Keynote speaker will be Ronald Radosh, author of the newly released Red Star Over Hollywood: The Film Colony’s Long Romance With the Left. Other speakers are: -- Harvey Klehr, co-author of In Denial: Historians, Communism and Espionage. speaking on "Was Joe McCarthy Right: What New Evidence From Secret Archives Say About Soviet Espionage in America;" -- John Earl Haynes, co-author of In Denial, on the damage caused by Soviet manipulation of the Communist Party U.S.A. from the 1930s to 1945; -- I.C. Smith, author of Inside: A Top G-Man Exposes Spies, Lies and Bureaucratic Bungling Inside the FBI, on Chinese espionage in the United States; -- Nigel West, author of Venona: The Greatest Secret of the Cold War, on the latest revelations of Soviet espionage; -- Steve Usdin, author of the new book Engineering Communism: How Two Americans Spied for Stalin and Founded the Soviet Silicon Valley, on the story of two Rosenberg spy ring members who fled to the Soviet Union to help build a city dedicated to microelectronics and computing. The conference fee is $250 per registrant. Reduced registration is $175 for seniors (55 or over) and $145 for educators, students and IC members. The fee includes all sessions, the keynote address and a ticket for an evening gala on 1 Sept. Additional gala tickets are available to conference attendees for $30. For registration information, access www.raleighspyconference.com, call Brooke Eidenmiller at 919-807-7875 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Hotel information is available at www.raleighspyconference.com.
10 September 05 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Speaker TBA. RSVP for details to Quiel Begonia at email@example.com
11 September 05 - Madison, OH - AFIO Northern Ohio Chapter hosts picnic at Chuck and Gretchen Reed's. Reservations needed by 7 September to Howard or Veronica Flint at 440-338-4720.
13 September - Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, VA - NIF Golf Tournament - Net proceeds from the 15th annual Naval Intelligence Foundation Golf Tournament will benefit the NIF Scholarship Fund and Awards Program. Format: Scramble/Captain's Choice Check-In: 8:00 a.m. - Registration, coffee and danish Shotgun Start: 9:00 a.m. Entry Fee: Single $80 Foursome $300. Lunch and door prizes only: $40. Entry Fee Includes: Golf Power Cart Closest-to-Pin Longest Drive Lunch Coffee and Danish Door Prizes On-the-Course Soft Drinks Prizes to Top Teams Unlimited Practice Range Balls Prior to Tee Off Corporate Sponsor: $400 * 4 entries for golf * Hole sponsorship with tee box identification * Recognition in published program
To reach the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, take Rte 66 West to Exit 6 (the 2nd Front Royal exit). Then right on Route 522 North. From Route 522 turn right at the first light (Warren County Fairgrounds) onto Route 661. Go 2 miles, turn left, at stop sign, onto Route 658. Go 3/4 mile to Shenandoah Valley Golf Club on the right) For entry forms contact Peter Buchan (540) 671-4435, firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry Deadline: September 1, 2005. (DKR)
Thursday, 15 September 05 - Washington, DC - The German Historical Institute
is holding a symposium from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. The symposium's two
panels will examine cooperation with the organization of General Reinhard
Gehlen on the part of U.S. Army intelligence from 1945 to 1949 and the
Central Intelligence Agency from 1949 to 1956, including controversial
issues such as Gehlen's use of members of Nazi organizations. Panelists
include historians and retired CIA members. The GHI welcomes participation
by AFIO members. Those wishing to receive an invitation should contact
before September 10: Robert Gerald Livingston, Senior Visiting Fellow at the
GHI. E-mail: email@example.com Details are also available from Baerbel Thomas at the GHI. E-mail: B.Thomas@ghi.org The event will
take place at the GHI office at 1607 New Hampshire Ave NW -- two blocks
northeast of Dupont Circle.
15-18 September 05 - Great Lakes, IL - The AFIO Midwest Chapter will hold its 13th consecutive 2-day Fall Symposium at the Great Lakes Naval Base, with briefings and presentations. Details will follow in coming weeks. Quarters will again at the Great Lakes Naval Lodge. All meetings and meals will be at the Port O'Call, the old Officer's Club.
Friday, 16 September 05 - New York, NY - AFIO Metro New York Chapter holds evening meeting
on "Corporate Espionage: Who is Stealing America's Secrets - Why and How
They are Doing It." Speaker is David Hunt, retired senior officer of the
CIA's Directorate of Operations, where he served for 32 years. Hunt was
posted to many stations, and has particular expertise in Soviet operations,
European affairs and counterintelligence. He was COS in New York City and
Mogadishu, and holds the Donovan Award for Excellence as well as the
Agency's Distinguished Intelligence Medal. Location: Society of Illustrators
Building, 128 East 63rd Street, Manhattan (Between Park Avenue and Lexington
TIME: Registration 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.; program runs 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. including forty-five minutes for refreshments. COST: $45 pp, includes meeting and refreshments, payable at door in cash or check. Payable in advance by check to Chapter President, Jerry Goodwin, AFIO - New York Metropolitan Chapter, 530 Park Ave 15B, New York, NY 10021. Questions? Call 212-308-1450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
27-28 September 05 - Washington, D.C. - Eisenhower
National Security Series Conference - The Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Conference
is being held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Online registration is now available at www.eisenhowerseries.com.
The theme : Shaping National Security - National Power in an International World. Speakers include: Secretary Rice (invited);Rep. Ike Skelton, Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committee; HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, Carlos Pascual, Coordinator, Office of Reconstruction and Stabilization, U.S. Department of State; and Hernando de Soto, president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, Peru.
There will be four panel discussions: Power and National Sovereignty, co-sponsored by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy; Nongovernmental and Humanitarian Organizations in the New Security Environment, co-sponsored by the Center for Humanitarian Cooperation; The Intelligence Challenge -- Understanding and Preventing Strategic Surprises, co-sponsored by The Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, University of Pittsburgh; and Understanding the Nexus of Proliferation and Terrorism, co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Information and updates concerning speakers, panels, schedules and fees can be found at www.eisenhowerseries.com
29 September 05 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers Club's Falcon Room, U.S. Air Force Academy. Cost is $12.00 for a choice of beef or chicken with salad and dessert. Contact Richard Durham, phone number 719-488-2884, or e-mail at: email@example.com Reservations due [to Durham] no later than 18 September. The speaker will be Captain[Ret] Bill Fernow, USN who served as CO on a nuclear submarine.
7 October 05 - Tysons Corner, VA - NIP Annual Meeting & Symposium - Tysons Corner Holiday Inn.
12 - 16 October 05 - Arlington, VA - 101-OSS Association and the OSS Society Reunion is being held at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel. Cost: $100/pp. The program and speakers are still in planning stages. RESERVATIONS: 101-OSS members send check to Dennis F. Klein, 1307 Crocus Cove, Cedar Park, TX 78613-4267 or phone 1-512-918-0690. OSS Society members email OSSSociety@aol.com
14-15 October 05 - New Brunswick, CANADA - Terrorism in History - University of New Brunswick, Fredericton - The 25th Annual Conflict Studies Conference will be devoted to the Strategic Impact of Terrorism from Sarajevo 1914 to 9/11. Bruce Hoffman of the RAND Corporation will deliver the key not speech on Terrorism in History. Taking part in a panel on Terrorism and the World Wars will be Keith Wilson, University of Leeds; Brian Kri, University of Maryland; and Sean Kennedy, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. A second panel will discuss Terrorism and National Liberation - The First Wave, with Robert White, Indiana/Purdue University; David Charters, University of New Brunswick; and Kevin Dooley and Richard O'Meara, Rutgers University. The subject of a third panel will be Terrorism and National Liberation - The Second Wave, with Michael Gunter, Tennessee Technological University; Stuart Farson, Simon Fraser University; and James Miskel, Alidade Inc. The fourth panel will take up Endgames: Revolutionaries and Apocalyptics, with Michael Dartnell, University of New Brunswick, Saint John; and Gavin Cameron, University of Calgary. Terrorism Trends, Responses, and Impacts is the subject of the fifth panel, with Mark Sedgwick, American University in Cairo; John Mueller, Ohio State University; Jeffrey Kaplan, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh; and Monsuru Kasali, National Open University of Nigeria. A summation will be presented by David Charters, UNB, on 9/11: Terrorism and the Future Historian. The conference will close with a banquet. Conference fee: $150 CDN; $125 US. Banquet fee: (extra) $30 CDN $25 US. Fees can be paid by Mastercard, Visa, or American Express, by personal check, or money order payable to Centre for Conflict Studies. Accommodation: A block of rooms has been set aside at the Lord Beaverbrook Hotel. You may contact the hotel directly at: 506-455-3371, and ask for a room held for the Conflict Studies Conference. To register or for further information contact: Centre for Conflict Studies, University of New Brunswick, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3, Canada. phone: 506-453-4587 fax: 506-447-3175 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
27 - 30 October 2005
AFIO 30th Anniversary Symposium Celebration
with a rare opportunity - our first day-long visit to the transformation-embracing NEW Federal Bureau of Investigation
An insider's look at its new Directorate of Intelligence, Counterterrorism Division and the "just announced" National Security Service
and special programs at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel, Tyson's Corner, VA
Two Steps: Step One: Make your room reservations now at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel.
Step Two: Symposium Online Reservation form here Agenda for AFIO Symposium will be forthcoming by U.S. mail to all current members of record.
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27-28 October-Lincoln, NH –Naval Cryptologic Veterans Reunion - Information on the New England Chapter, Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association reunion is available by telephoning the host, John Hogan, at 603-539-8046, e-mail:HOGANfrd@aol.com. Website:" www.ncva-ne.org. The chapter is composed of career and non-career individuals who serve(d) in the U.S. Naval Security Group and predecessor organizations.
8 - 13 November 05 - Hot Springs, VA - SpyRetreat 2005 Conference - Espionage: The Unknown Wars - held by CiCentre. The conference will focus on the unknown “intelligence wars” that have taken place in secret yet have impacted the security and destiny of nations. Presenters will shed light on these secret wars and were often intimately involved on the front lines. These presenters include retired FBI counterintelligence and counterterrorism specialists David Major and Rusty Capps; retired Russian KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin who headed KGB’s worldwide foreign counterintelligence; retired Canadian RCMP counterintelligence officer Dan Mulvenna who battled the Russian KGB in Canada; and renowned British military intelligence historian and author of over 25 books, Nigel West. Conference attendees will hear from this international group who are accompanied by the CI Centre’s trademark dynamic multimedia presentations, bringing to life the unknown espionage wars. Morning lectures include (full descriptions on SpyRetreat website): Spies with War-Winning Implications: Inside the John Walker Spy Network; The Canadian RCMP/KGB Wars; Technical Espionage Wars: IVY BELLS, TAW, ABSORB, BOARDWALK; Terror’s Espionage War; The Israeli Intelligence War Against Terror; On Veterans Day, the CI Centre hosts the special Veterans Recognition dinner which salutes all veterans of wars, including the espionage wars. The dinner speaker will be Nigel West who will talk about the recently released top secret diaries of Guy Liddell, who was British MI5’s Director of Counterespionage during World War II. West will reveal the most secret and sensational operations of British intelligence in their war against the Nazis. The special package for this five-night stay at The Homestead Resort and Spa includes lectures, a private reception and a private banquet. Price is $3,750 for double occupancy; $2,325 for single. More information about the “ESPIONAGE: The Unknown Wars” conference can be found on the internet at www.SpyRetreat.com or by calling 1-866-SPY-TREK (1-866-779-8735). Directions to the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA can be found here http://www.thehomestead.com/transportation.asp
13- 14 December 05 - Chantilly, VA - AFCEA Hosts their Fall Intelligence Symposium at the National Reconnaissance Office in Chantilly, VA. Classified SI/TK and open to U.S. citizens only. For information contact Phil Jordan at email@example.com or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6219 or (703) 631-6219. Website Address: http://www.afcea.org/events/fallintel/
27-28 January 06 - Springfield, VA - Conference on "INTELLIGENCE AND ETHICS" at The Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics (JSCOPE). Runs from 3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Friday, and 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Intelligence practitioners and civilian scholars discuss and present Academic Papers, conduct Working Groups, present Case Histories and Testimonies, and hold Dinner and Luncheon Discussions on the emerging field of "Intelligence Ethics" which to many academicians does not have civilian/academic input and expertise. It is the goal of this conference to establish the first international meeting of civilian and military intelligence professionals, educators and those with academic perspectives in national security, philosophy, law, history, psychology, theology and human rights. The Intelligence Ethics Section seeks voices from all ranks and areas of intelligence and are soliciting contributions and participation from all interested parties and perspectives. More information at http://eli.sdsu.edu/ethint
17-20 February -06 - Arlington, VA - The Intelligence Summit™ 2006 -to be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, VA. This new event will bring together the international intelligence agencies from the free nations of the world in a non-partisan, non-profit educational conference on neutral ground. "Intelligence today embraces more than the civilian and military agencies of the federal intelligence community. In this age of terrorism, it is critically important for state and local law enforcement to know how and where to obtain intelligence, and to whom it should be forwarded. Corporate and private-sector intelligence managers face new and diverse challenges, from defending against economic espionage to creating new technology to meet intelligence's future needs. Many members of the press (and even a few members of Congress) lack the depth of knowledge in intelligence which is necessary to deal with, and resolve, its complex issues. The same is true for non-governmental organizations, the academic community, media, and ethnic and religious organizations. All of these diverse components of the intelligence domain will come together at the Intelligence Summit." The sponsors of the event have offered AFIO members a 10% discount off the website price if the voucher code "AS10" is entered in the special discount field on the online reservation form. For more information to attend or to be an exhibitor, visit: http://www.intelligencesummit.org/about.php or write to them at The Intelligence Summit, 535 Central Ave Ste 316, St Petersburg, FL 33701. Also visit their news pages for some good links to current breaking intelligence news: http://www.intelligencesummit.org/news/
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