AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #30-05 dated 8 August 2005
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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
13 September 05 - Washington, DC - A Family Affair: The Tradecraft Secrets of the Walker Spy Ring
13 September 05 - Virginia - Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, VA - NIF Golf Tournament
15-18 September 05 - Great Lakes, IL - The AFIO Midwest Chapter will hold its 13th consecutive 2-day Fall Symposium
15 September 05 - Washington, DC - The German Historical Institute is holding a symposium
16 September 05 - New York, NY - AFIO - New York Metropolitan Chapter hosts evening event on "Corporate Espionage
27-28 September - Washington, D.C. - Eisenhower National Security Series Conference
29 September 05 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts meeting
16 September 05 - New York, NY - AFIO New York Metropolitan Chapter holds evening meeting
29 September 05 - Washington, DC - The KGB and the Battle for the Third World - Christopher Andrew Book Signing
22 September 05 - Washington, DC - Why Stalin Did Not Trust Hitler - David Murphy Book Signing
6 October 05 - Washington, DC - Exploring Q’s World: Where Fact and Fiction Collide
7 October 05 - Tysons Corner, VA - NIP Annual Meeting & Symposium
12-16 October 05 - Arlington, VA - 101-OSS Association and OSS Society Reunion
14-15 October 05 - Fredericton, Canada - Terrorism in History - University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
27-28 October 05 - Lincoln, NH - Naval Cryptologic Veterans Reunion
28 - 30 October 05 - AFIO 30th Anniversary Symposium Celebration at FBI Headquarters and Sheraton Premiere Hotel, McLean, Tyson's Corner, VA
8 - 13 November 05 - Hot Springs, VA - SpyRetreat 2005 Conference - Espionage: The Unknown Wars - held by CiCentre
9 November 05; 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - Driving Force: Terrorist Motivation, Past and Present
16 November 05; 7 – 10 pm - Washington, DC - International Spy Museum Dinner with Kremlin Spy Oleg Kalugin
3 December 05 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
5-7 December 05 - Chantilly, VA – The MASINT Association 4th Annual MASINT Conference
13-14 December 05 - Chantilly, VA - AFCEA Hosts their Fall Intelligence Symposium at the National Reconnaissance Office
27-28 January 06 - Springfield, VA - Conference on "INTELLIGENCE AND ETHICS"
17-20 February 06 - Arlington, VA - The Intelligence Summit™ 2006
INDICTED ISRAEL LOBBYISTS BRAGGED ABOUT DOD SOURCE – Steven Rosen, a former official of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee indicted last week, boasted that Lawrence Franklin, an analyst specializing in Iran in the Office of the Secretary of Defense -- and a Rosen source -- was a real insider. Rosen promised to “do what I can" to help Franklin get an NSC job, the Washington Times reported court records as showing.
A Federal court in Alexandria, VA, indicted Rosen, Aipac’s former director of foreign policy issues, on 4 August for conspiracy to give national defense information to persons not entitled to receive it. Also indicted was Keith Weissman, former senior Iran analyst at AIPAC.
Rosen, 63, and Weissman, 53, are scheduled for arraignment 16 August before U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III in Alexandria. They are accused of passing information from classified documents, although not the documents themselves. AIPAC fired the two men in April.
The indictment outlines an extensive FBI undercover investigation dating to 1999, when conversations between Rosen and Weissman with officials from foreign countries [understood to mean Israel. – Ed.] and others were monitored.
It said the AIPAC officials illegally disclosed information from classified reports, including data on terrorist activities in Central Asia, the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, U.S. strategy options in the Middle East and al-Qa’ida terrorists.
They also passed the information to reporters, who were encouraged to write stories. Rosen told a reporter about a classified draft internal policy document, saying, "I'm not supposed to know this," but suggesting that it was a "considerable story." In another instance, the indictment said, Rosen told a reporter that his information came from the "agency" and had been provided to him by "an American intelligence source." [Given Franklin’s career, it would the agency referred was DIA, not CIA. – Ed.]
That intelligence source, the indictment said, was Franklin, arrested in May by the FBI on charges of illegally disclosing classified information.
Rosen first talked to Franklin in August 2002 after he called the Pentagon and asked for the name of someone expert on Iran. He was given Franklin's name and left a message which was returned. In February 2003, Franklin disclosed national defense information on a draft report concerning "a Middle Eastern country." [Presumably Iran. Ed.] Two days later, the indictment said, Rosen and Franklin discussed the latter’s prospects for an NSC job with Rosen saying that if he got the job, Franklin would be "by the elbow of the president." The indictment does not say what Mr. Rosen did, if anything, to help Mr. Franklin. (DKR)
BRIT INTEL CHIEFS SAY COUNTRY FACES INSURGENCY - British Intelligence chiefs have warned Prime Minister Blair that Britain faces a full-blown Islamist insurgency, sustained by thousands of young Muslim men with military training, The Independent on Sunday (London) reported on 7 August.
That the two attacks last month on London transport were not a sporadic terror campaign is being discussed at the highest levels in Whitehall. Fears of a third strike remained high, based on concrete evidence supplied by an intercepted text message and the interrogation of a terror suspect being held outside Britain, the paper said, citing US reports.
Attention is focusing on a pool of migrants from the Horn of Africa and Central Asia. MI5 is working to an estimate that more than 10,000 young men from these regions have had at least basic training in light weapons and military explosives. A well-connected source said there were more than 100,000 people in Britain from Somalia and its neighbors and Afghanistan and territories bordering that country and that, "Every one of them knows how to use an AK-47."
"About 10 per cent can strip and reassemble such a weapon blindfolded, and probably a similar proportion have some knowledge of how to use military explosives. That adds up to tens of thousands of men."
"There has been a debate on whether we are facing an insurgency or terrorism," said the source, "and the verdict is on the side of an insurgency."
Blair has ordered a government-wide drive to neutralize opposition within the Muslim community to his proposed anti-terror measures. The crackdown on individuals, groups and websites considered to support terrorism has been attacked by Hizb ut-Tahrir, a group Blair said he intends to ban.
The Islamist Hizb ut-Tahrir (Party of Liberation) originated in Central Asia and is active in Uzbekistan and neighboring countries. It is well-organized in Europe among Muslim communities. It seeks the recreation of a universal caliphate but claims to eschew violence. However, it is believed that a number of its followers have gone on to embrace the use of terror and insurrection -- DKR]
CIA VET GERECHT’S CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC IRAQI ANALYSIS - Former CIA officer Reuel Marc Gerecht, now a fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, sees the Iraqis drafting their new constitution as likely to produce a document that has a decent chance of gaining the assent of the country's three major communities: the Sunni and Shiite Arabs and the Kurds.
Writing in the WSJ. com Opinion Journal on 8 August, Gerecht says it appears they will meet the 15 August deadline for the constitution, but that we should not worry if they don’t complete it on time.
“It will certainly be dispiriting to many Iraqis and Americans --particularly in the Pentagon, where the counterinsurgency troop requirements for Iraq and Afghanistan haven't dovetailed well with Donald Rumsfeld's plans for a smaller ‘transformed’ military,” he notes. “All of Washington wants the Iraqis to be more expeditious than our own Founding Fathers, who took years of trial and error to hammer out the mother of all modern constitutions.”
The Iraqis, as Gerecht notes, are divided on critical matters of politics and faith, but still determined to resolve their differences through a binding written compromise. Federalism and the political role of Islam are critical issues, as they are throughout the Middle East, and no one in Washington should want Iraqi debates on such issues toned down or curtailed.
While American liberals overwhelmingly define Iraqi democracy's success by whether women's social rights are protected and advanced, it is the compromises, what the liberal see as imperfections, in Iraq's experiment that may have the most positive repercussions in the Middle East.
But the elders of the Sunni Arab community may still choose to guide their flock over the cliff. “The historic Sunni Arab prerogative to rule over deviants (the Shiites) and non-Arabs (the Kurds) should never be underestimated.” Yet Islamist terrorism and the bloody revanchism of hardcore Ba’athi have probably helped to produce a real willingness to accept democratic government among a growing number of Arab Sunnis, especially among traditional clerics who fear the spread of the Saudi-born Wahhabi creed in Iraq.
However, Sunni elders appear to have lost significant ground to younger men while Islamic militancy has been gaining ground in Iraq since at least the early 1990s, inevitably tearing at traditional mores and hierarchies. “What Saddam Hussein did not destroy, the Sunni insurgency and holy war could well bury -- unless Sunni elders continue their reluctant embrace of Iraq's elected Shiite-led government and the drafting of a new constitution.” The odds are still very good that most of Iraq's Sunni Arabs don't want civil war, he believes.
“Historically ferocious advocates of a highly centralized state, Sunni Arabs, as they come to terms with their reduced prestige and power, are likely to embrace federalism, a non-negotiable principle for the Kurds, especially if the Shiites and Kurds design a system that divides the country's oil wealth equitably.”
Under the leadership of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the traditional Shi’i clergy has been forbearing in demanding the return of Shiite mosques given to Sunnis by Saddam. Gerecht draws the conclusion that, “As mosques have gone, so likely will go oil.”
Growing participation of the Sunni Arabs may not grant Washington any surcease to suicide bombers as the Sunni elite is increasingly participating, in part because it has limited and diminishing influence over the young who fight alongside, and aid and abet, foreign jihadi. “But this cooperation should be enough to keep the Kurds and the Shiites from taking large-scale revenge on the once-dominant community. As long as revenge killings remain small-scale, the constitutional process will likely roll forward.”
It is not yet clear what degree of federalism the Shi’i, in particular the traditional clergy led by Sistani, are willing to swallow to avoid the possibility of an irreparable break with the Kurds, who will not cede much of the independence they've gained in the last 10 years.
Arabism, the intellectual engine behind Baghdad's recurring savagery towards the Kurds, is quiescent, if not dead, among Iraq's Shia, since Sunni pan-Arabism was used as a vehicle also to deny Shi’i their separate identity. Gerecht reminds us that the Iraqi Shi’i Arabs, especially their clergy, have usually been Iraqi nationalists. But the marriage of federalism to democracy is often hard for the Shi’i to appreciate as they can easily see it as a means to cheat them, once again, of the pre-eminence they should have had since the foundation of the Iraqi state in 1921.
However, the Shiite community isn't monolithic. “Sitting atop so much oil, and impoverished by Sunni Baathist Baghdad for decades, federalism has greater appeal in the South.”
Substantial checks and balances exist within the Shia community on virtually every sensitive subject -- nationalism, federalism, oil-wealth distribution, anti-Americanism, relations with Iran, political Islam, and theocracy. These differences will only grow as the Iraqi Shi’i mature politically and economically. and are already likely sufficient to ensure that the political center will hold among the Shiites, the sine qua non for progress in Iraq. However, this center may be comfortable with a marriage of Islam and politics that many Americans fear and loathe.
Islamic family law, that underpins the highly stable Muslim home, may make some comeback in law and the new constitution. But as long as women have the right to vote and the Iraqi Parliament remains the supreme chamber for political debate, then the inclusion of aspects of Sharia family law into the civil code may well reinforce democracy's chances. “Americans of a feminist disposition should realize that equal rights between the sexes is not a precondition for the growth of democracy. If this were so, Western democracy never would have developed.”
The secularization of religious discussions in Iraq is already very far advanced. A comparison of the Iraqi clerical discussion of constitutional government at the time of Iran's 1905-1911 Constitutional Revolution with the debate today shows how successfully Western ideas, first and foremost democracy, have redefined or submerged older Islamic ideals hostile to representative government.
“The democratic government Iraqis are trying to build will have much more real-world appeal and traction in today's Middle East than the very liberal democracy that many Americans in the occupation's Coalition Provisional Authority and in Washington wanted to build in 2003.”
“If Mr. Rumsfeld thinks the current constitutional debates are too protracted and unhelpful, he should wait for the Sunni, Shiite, or Kurdish communities to veto a draft constitution,” Gerecht concludes. “The success or failure of the Iraqi democratic experiment will be evident in the coming months. The intersection of God, man, and the common weal are not easy things to figure out, and the Iraqis are doing far better than anyone really had the right to hope.”
AL-QA'IDA PIONEERS GUERRILLA USE OF CYBERSPACE - Nearly four years after losing its Afghan sanctuary, al-Qa'ida has become the first guerrilla movement in history to migrate from physical space to cyberspace, the Washington Post reported on 7 August.
As the terrorist network scattered, a witness observed that every second al-Qa’ida member carried a laptop computer along with a Kalashnikov.
Now, using countless Web sites, young code-writing jihadi, in secret hideouts and at neighborhood Internet cafes, seek to replicate the training, communication, planning and preaching facilities they lost in Afghanistan, the Post reports in a lengthy article.
Al-Qa'ida suicide bombers and ambush units in Iraq routinely depend on the Web for training and tactical support, relying on the Internet's anonymity and flexibility to operate with near impunity. In Qatar, Egypt and Europe, cells affiliated with al-Qa'ida that recently carried out or seriously planned bombings have relied heavily on the Internet.
Western intelligence service conclude that the global jihad movement, sometimes led by al-Qa'ida fugitives but increasingly made up of diverse groups and ad hoc cells, has become Web-directed. USG has proven ineffective at blocking or even hindering significantly this vast online presence, according to the Post.
Al-Qa'ida and its offshoots are building an online library of training materials and chatrooms that provide instructions in how to mix ricin, how to make a bomb from commercial chemicals, how to pose as a fisherman and sneak through Syria into Iraq, how to shoot at a US soldier, and how to navigate by the stars in the desert. The material is posted in Arabic, Urdu, Pashto and the jihadi’s other native languages.
The Saudi branch of al-Qa'ida launched an online magazine in 2004 that told potential recruits, "Oh Mujahid brother, in order to join the great training camps you don't have to travel to other lands. Alone, in your home or with a group of your brothers, you too can begin to execute the training program."
"Biological Weapons," a 15-page Arabic language document posted two months ago, drew on US and Japanese biological weapons programs from the World War II era and showed how to inject carrier animals, like rats, with the pneumonic plague virus, how to extract microbes from infected blood and how to dry them so that they can be used with an aerosol delivery system.
Al-Qa'ida's innovation on the Web "erodes the ability of our security services to hit them when they're most vulnerable, when they're moving," said Michael Scheuer. Now, he said, even when traveling, an al-Qa'ida operative no longer has to carry anything that's incriminating. Everything is posted on the Web or "can be sent ahead by encrypted Internet, and it gets lost in the billions of messages that are out there."
The number of jihadi-related Web sites has metastasized since 9/11. Gabriel Weimann, a professor at the University of Haifa, found 12 sites eight years ago. Today, he tracks more than 4,500. Hundreds of them celebrate al-Qa'ida or its ideas, he said. Following the invasion of Iraq, the growth in jihadi Web meeting and training grounds has accelerated.
As former DDCI John McLaughlin sees it, al-Qa’ida today is primarily driven today by ideology and the Internet. (DKR)
USG COMPUTERS TOP TARGETS FOR CYBERATTACKS - Cyberattacks on computer systems escalated in the first half of 2005 and government agencies were targeted more than any other business sector, GovExec.com reported on 5 August.
Attacks on the government, financial services, manufacturing and health care industries rose 50 percent since the beginning of the year, according to IBM's Global Business Security Index Report.
There were more than 237 million security attacks worldwide, with 54 million directed at the USG. The manufacturing sector received about 36 million attacks, followed by the financial services industry with 34 million and health care with 17 million. (DKR)
U-2 VET RECOUNTS HISTORY OF DRAGON LADY DOWN TO TODAY - Chris Pocock, 50 Years of the U-2: The Complete Illustrated History of the Dragon Lady (Atgien, PA, Schiffer Publishing Ltd. www.schifferbooks.com 440 pp, over 450 back and white and color illustrations, $69.95)
No-one involved in the top-secret project dreamed that this unique reconnaissance aircraft would still be flying today, a half century after its first appeared. Pocock, who flew the U-2, is regarded as the foremost authority on the subject.
In his third book, he tells its long and complex story from the beginning down to the present. He covers the early days overflying the Soviet Union under CIA sponsorship, the Cuba Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War; then the epic missions over Communist China, flown by Nationalist pilots from Taiwan; how the craft was improved, enlarged and twice put back into production; and its key role in Desert Storm, over Bosnia and Kosovo, and most recently over Afghanistan and Iraq.
His work includes five appendices giving aircraft and systems data, unit and aircraft histories, and a complete pilot list.
To receive a signed and dedicated copy of his book, send a check for $75, payable to Chris, to: Chris Pocock, c/o Bob Ray, PO Box 318, Smartville, CA 95977. For more information contact Chris at +44 1895 259 317 or UKdragon@aol.com (DKR)
THE CURIES, A REMARKABLE FAMILY OF SCIENTISTS - Denis Brian, The Curies: A Biography of the Most Controversial Family in Science (John Wiley & Sons, 427 pp. $30)
Brian, author of works on Einstein and Pulitzer, follows five generations beginning before Marie Sklodowska and Pierre Curie meet. He recounts their courtship and 11-year marriage with domestic notes and takes us into the converted garden shed, with its leaking roof, where their work on polonium and radium transformed physics and won them two Nobel prizes.
Marie kept up the scientific effort after Pierre's early death in a street accident. Her children, Irene and Eve, organized X-ray equipment distribution during World War I and trained women to work at the Radium Institute. Irene later married Frederic Joliot in a partnership similar to that of her parents'. Their joint Nobel came in 1935, a year after Marie's death. Eve, a journalist, wrote a best-selling biography of her mother and, during WWII, became a battlefield reporter. The fifth generation of this extraordinary family, Helene and Pierre Joliot-Curie, continued a highly public role as eminent scientists, but with Pierre lining up with the Communists to attack the US for using the atomic bomb. The scientific tradition is carried forward by the present sixth-generation since Sklodowska. (DKR)
PLAME AFFAIR NOT THE FIRST OF ITS KIND - In a national scandal in 1963, the first of its kind, a senior CIA officer was exposed in the US press by a "high official source." The officer lost his job and went into hiding, writes John H. Richardson, in the New York Times, recounting the fate of his father, who bore the same name.
Behind the leak was a policy dispute over whether the United States should support a coup against South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, as Richardson junior, author of "My Father the Spy: An Investigative Memoir," sees it.
Averell Harriman and others in State wanted the coup, but the agency and the military opposed it. President Kennedy put off making a decision and sent a new ambassador with Republican credentials, Henry Cabot Lodge, to Saigon. On arrival, Lodge called for a drastic change in policy. But Richardson, who was station chief there, supported Diem and argued for patience, saying, "Our impression is that there are few points of no return in Asia."
Some 20 years earlier, Richardson senior had joined the Strategic Services Unit, heading his first station in Vienna and later manipulating elections in Greece and the Philippines. He was so committed to the Cold War, his son writes, that he once asked to be demoted from a job that could have taken him to the top of the agency in order to return to the field.
Lodge tried to get Richardson fired, writing back-channel letters to Kennedy delivered by personal courier. DCI John McCone, however, vetoed the idea, warning Kennedy that Lodge was so eager for a coup that he might act unilaterally. Immediately, Secretary of State Dean Rusk sent Lodge instructions not to stimulate any coup plots. Lodge took the rebuff personally, writing bitter notes about the CIA in his private papers.
At that point a reporter on the now defunct Washington Daily News reported that Richardson was the station chief in Saigon and had twice refused to carry out Lodge's explicit orders. "One high official here, a man who has spent much of his life in the service of democracy, likened the CIA's growth to a malignancy, and added he was not sure even the White House could control it," the News reported.
The San Francisco Chronicle then accused Richardson of attempting to run American policy while the New York Times called him a kingmaker. The Washington Post said, "The real reason for CIA Chief John Richardson's recall from South Vietnam was the discovery that he had been reporting to President Diem's ruthless brother, Ngo Dinh Nhu, what opponents were saying about the government."
Richardson flew back to Washington and went into hiding. All over the world, headlines saying "CIA Chief Recalled" ran side by side with pictures of a Buddhist monk named burning himself to death.
Less than a month later, rebel soldiers dragged President Diem and his brother out of church before shooting them in the back of their heads. The murder was almost certainly committed on the orders of a new US ally, a general known as Big Minh.
Back in the United States, the CIA gave Richardson a medal and kicked him upstairs, but declassified agency documents show him nagging his supervisors for a new posting. "Matt says that deep down, Jocko really wants to go back overseas," says one. In another, "Jocko has talked with Dick Helms about a possible overseas assignment. Dick held out some hope but did not wish Matt to postpone his retirement."
In a horrible way, Richardson junior writes, time proved his father right. "We never did pull off the magic trick of finding a foreign proxy who was both strong and obedient, and that meant that we owned what we had broken. Fifty-eight thousand dead Americans later, it seemed safe to conclude one thing: When 'high official sources' start exposing CIA officers to force their agenda, watch out." (DKR)
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POSITIONS OPEN AT IPG - Due to new programs being awarded to IPG, it is currently recruiting for the following positions.
1. Chief Financial Officer, location Southern California. The successful candidate will report to the CEO and must be a US Citizen. Ten years experience with a public company is required. Preference for experience with a defense contractor with knowledge of USG acquisition regulations and compliance issues. Secret clearance is a plus but not necessary. Must be prepared to work on a host of issues for a small company, including personnel, compensation, benefits while overseeing the financial aspects of the position. MBA from a major University is required. Travel is a component of the position. IPG pays top salaries, profit sharing and benefits
2. Ex-Secret Service agent, preferably female, Spanish Speaking to recruit a 24 person security team to protect a high profile principal for an initial 18 month period. Substantial budget for top personnel and equipment. This is a overseas assignment. IPG pays top salaries and benefits.
3. Vulnerability analyzers, Spanish Speaking to conduct an assessment of a major refinery. This will include training recommendations, equipment upgrades and policies and procedures. This is a Southern California based position with frequent travel. IPG pays top salaries, benefits and profit sharing.
4. Military trainers, Spanish speaking to train combat skills. Overseas position, yearly contract with rotations of 6 weeks in country and 4 weeks off.
5. Contract administrator. Minimum 10 years experience with USG as a contracting officer with full knowledge of all USG contracting procedures. Must be able to administer multiple contracts. Language skills a plus, location Southern California.
6. Proposal writer, who will specialize in proposals for Counterterrorist Training, Driver Training, Surveillance Detection and other related programs. The individual must have previous experience in writing winning proposals to the US Government and understand and be conversant with Special Forces and Special Operations training doctrines.
IPG deals directly and in confidence with all candidates, please no management recruiters. Send resumes to Leonard M. Holzworth, President/CEO, International Program Group Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org They will contact you by phone within two days of receipt. Other methods of contact can be found at www.ipgworld.com
VSAT SEEKS SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER - A dynamic and growing systems integration firm, VSAT specializes in satellite-based systems ranging from VSAT to Inmarsat to special purpose satellite communications systems. With a small number of employees and revenues of approximately $50-60M, it serves the federal government, prime contractors and commercial clients with particular focus on the IC and DoD markets.
The Company seeks to add a VSAT Manager – Senior Engineer at its operations headquarters in Dallas. The company seeks either a hands-on manager or a senior engineer with management skills. The candidate must be a strong technical leader who can apply creative solution to daily activities.
Requirements: • C-band or Ku-band VSAT systems • Hub, station and VSAT design and (field experience, a plus) • DAMA networks, demand access and spread spectrum • LAN/WAN communications experience, including routing protocols, hardware and TCP/IP networks • Data communications networking experience (e.g. IP networks) • Background in secure communications (especially IP), a plus • Experience in link calculations/budgets; ability to obtain/evaluate space segment quotes • Experience with required test equipment such as spectrum analyzers. • Experience in writing technical proposals/documentation for client evaluation and system implementation • Ability to obtain high-level security clearances. Preference to those who hold or have held security clearances A competitive compensation package for the geographic location includes base, bonus, stock purchase/stock option plan and good benefits package. Contact Alan Then, 972-735-0101
SATELLITE SYSTEMS FIRM SEEKS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVES - Federal Business Development Executive Company seeks two business development executives, one for its development and sales office in Washington, D.C. The other position could be for the Washington office or operations headquarters in Dallas.
The company deals in satellite-based systems ranging from VSAT to Inmarsat to special purpose satellite communications systems. With a small number of employees and revenues of approximately $50-60M, it serves the federal government, prime contractors and commercial clients with particular focus on the IC and DoD markets.
Essential functions: • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with key decision makers in relevant agencies • Identify, qualify and close business opportunities • Position the company for bidding, including the following: - Develop teaming relationships - Assess competitors - Develop win strategies concurrent with profit margin goals - Lead program teams to develop winning proposals Ability to obtain high-level security clearances. Preference to those who hold or have held security clearances A competitive compensation package for the geographic location includes base, bonus, stock purchase/stock option plan and good benefits package. Contact Sue Robinson, 972-735-0101
INFORMATION SECURITY CONSULTANT - Breakwater Security is seeking an Information Technology Security Consultant for a position in the Washington area. Incumbent will provide Certification and Accreditation (C&A) support to various Department of Defense (DoD) and civil agencies; develop and modify C&A documentation; assess program security compliance; support program briefs; coordinate and compile program security related documentation; and provide trusted liaison between IT managers and agency Inspector General (IG) representatives on compliance and enforcement issues.
Required Qualifications: -Experience with agency Inspector General (IG) compliance and enforcement issues -4 years of experience with information technology security -Experience with DoD Information technology security -Experience with DITSCAP and NIST based C&A -Experience with risk assessments or authored security engineering documentation -BA or BS degree in IT, CS, EE, Information Systems, relevant technical certifications or related experience. -Must possess or be eligible for a Secret security clearance.
Inquiries and applications should be directed to Cheryl Yeargin at (703) 459-6074, email@example.com
FACILITY SECURITY OFFICER - Noesis, Inc www.noesis-inc.com, a government contractor in the professional services arena, is seeking a Facility Security Officer to manage security functions for the Company, to include: personnel security, physical security, visitor control, automated information security, and a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) in accordance with NISPOM, OPM, DISCO, and other security related regulations and procedures. Successful candidate will possess a BS/BA degree or equivalent, required government security courses, and 5-8 years of security experience (including 2-4 as an FSO). TOP SECRET Security Clearance is required. Position location is Arlington VA, near the Ballston Metro station. Inquiries and applications (principals only) should be directed to Leo Flynn, 703-741-0300, or send current resume and salary history to Leo at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Authors/Researchers Seeking Your Help -
COUNTERTERRORISM SUCCESSES - COURT TV WANTS TO HEAR STORY OF EXCITING CASES - ‘TAKEDOWN’ is the new television show in development for COURT TV that wants to tell your stories! Each episode will trace the dramatic twists and turns of a real life case that was solved by intelligence officers or law enforcement agents like you. The show will include details of the case and, more importantly, how it was solved. We are primarily looking for cases dealing with Homeland Security and terrorism, but are happy to look at others as well. The cases can be domestic or international, but they must be closed. If you were involved in or know of a case you’d like to tell us about, please e-mail Jodi Flynn at email@example.com. Include a description of the case, how and when it was solved, the final outcome, what your involvement was and how we can reach you.
DID YOU KNOW MONACO IN 1956-1982 AND/OR THE KELLY FAMILY? - I am currently writing a biography of Princess Grace of Monaco for St. Martin's Press in America and should like to hear from anyone who was based in Monaco -- or traveled to Monaco -- during the years 1956 - 1982. Also, I should like to hear from anyone who has had any contact with Princess Grace's father, John 'Jack' Brendan Kelly or his son, John B. Kelly Jr. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at +44 207 627 5142. With many thanks for your help, Wendy Leigh.
CAN THIS INSCRIPTION BE DECIPHERED? – In 1753, the Venetian master Giambattista Tiepolo finished a fresco depicting the continents of Europe, Africa, America and Asia at the Residenz in Wurzburg of that city’s Prince-Bishop. In the part of the frieze showing Asia, Tiepolo painted an obelisk and, in the foreground, a large stone block bearing an inscription. The characters used in the inscription have been said to look a little like Aramaic or Armenian, while being neither. The inscription has never been deciphered. WINs editor DKR wonders if there are some curious souls among AFIO members who would like to try and find out what, if anything, the great Tiepolo was saying? To see the inscription go to http://gallery.euroweb.hu/html/t/tiepolo/gianbatt/5wurzbur/index.html and then scroll down and click on 'Apollo and the Continents (Asia, obelisk group).' The inscription is also reproduced in Svetlana Alpers and Michael Baxandall, Tiepolo and the Pictorial Imagination, Yale University Press, Plate 169 opposite p. 162. Replies to DKR at email@example.com
FIRED CIA OFFICER ASKS FBI TO INVESTIGATE - A fired CIA officer, who the New York Times reported had told superiors in 2001 that Iraq had abandoned part of its nuclear program, asked the FBI to investigate allegations that the spy agency dismissed him for refusing to falsify intelligence.
In an 11 July letter to Director Mueller, the former officer's attorney suggests agency officials may be guilty of criminal violations involving intelligence he produced on WMD in 2000 that contradicted an agency position. The lawyer, Roy Krieger, said his client initially asked the CIA IG to investigate whether the CIA had pressured him to alter the intelligence and retaliated when he refused. The IG rebuffed the request.
The letter to Mueller reiterates charges in a lawsuit the former officer filed last December in Federal court in Washington. Identified as "Doe," the former officer, who worked as a Near Eastern specialist on counterproliferation issues, accuses the CIA of improper action on two separate pieces of intelligence. One was the weapons intelligence he says he was asked to change in 2000. The other was intelligence uncovered in 2001 concerning Iraq that the agency reportedly refused to share with other agencies. (DKR)
CHARLES BLACK, 86, a businessman, maritime expert and husband of AFIO Honorary Board Member, Ambassador Shirley Temple Black, died Thursday, 4 August 2005 of complications of myelodysplastic syndrome - a bone marrow disease. Black died at his home near San Francisco, with his wife of 55 years and other family members by his side.
The couple met in 1950 in Honolulu, where Black had been working for a shipping company. They married that same year.
Mrs. Black, a former U.S. ambassador to Ghana, said during recent interviews, "I fell in love with him at first sight. It sounds corny, but that's what happened. But I don't think he did with me."
Mrs. Black, 77, was 22, when she and her husband met. After moving to California, Black started a fishing and hatchery company and worked as a consultant on maritime issues. He also served as a regent for Santa Clara University. Survivors include his wife; a son, Charles Jr.; a daughter, Lori; and another daughter, Susan, from Mrs. Black's first marriage to actor John Agar. The Association extends our deep sympathy to the Black family. [CEC / AP]
CHARLES JEWELL BAKER - A retired CIA operations officer who also was a bass vocalist with a number of Washington choirs, died of cancer 29 July at his home in McLean. He was 81.
During 24 years with the agency, he served in Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Morocco. He retired in 1973 as branch chief of the North Africa desk at Langley.
Long interested in chamber choir music, he sang in the Choir of Men and Boys of the Washington National Cathedral for 32 years until 1993. He also was a member of the choir at St. Alban's Episcopal Church for the past 12 years and of the Choral Arts Society of Washington for the past 34 years, both under director Norman Scribner.
A native Washingtonian, he graduated from Roosevelt High School and George Washington University, where he also received a master's in business administration in 1966.
During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces as a court reporter in the Judge Advocate General's criminal court in Italy.
He was a member of the American Philatelic Society, Society of Philatelic Americans and Delta Phi Epsilon. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Nancy Giglio Baker; four children, Reid S. Baker, David J. Baker, Alexandra L. Shirley, and Margaret C. Reilly; a sister, Margaret Kemp; and seven grandchildren.
ARTEMIS LYCHOS WEISS - A retired CIA administrator, she died, aged 79, of esophageal cancer on 18 July at Georgetown University Hospital, the Washington Post reported.
A native of Bloomsburg, PA, she graduated from Beaver College, now Arcadia University, in Jenkintown, PA, in 1947. She began her career as a staff member of radio station WEEX in Easton, PA., and then moved to Washington in 1950 upon accepting a position with the CIA. She held a number of senior positions in analytical and administrative areas until 1960.
An avid bridge player and an active member of the Chevy Chase Women's Club, where she participated in a number of activities, particularly the annual antiques show. She was also a member of Columbia Country Club and contributed to various civic and charitable activities. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Arnold H. Weiss; two sons, Daniel L. Weiss and Andrew A. Weiss; and two granddaughters. (DKR)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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, FBI Senior Official (ret) and 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 05 - Washington, DC - A Family Affair: The Tradecraft Secrets of the Walker Spy Ring - 6:30 – 9:15 pm. When a cash-strapped warrant officer volunteered U.S. Naval secrets to the Soviets in 1967, he launched one of the most notorious and damaging spy rings in U.S. history. John Walker, a communications specialist, recruited his brother, his son, and his friend and colleague Jerry Whitworth to supply the Soviet Union with Naval decoding keys to more than one million top secret messages. Join espionage author and historian H. Keith Melton and FBI counterintelligence expert Gerald B. Richards at this International Spy Museum event, as they reveal the story of the spy ring’s tradecraft, operations, motivations, and ultimate downfall. You’ll follow Walker’s final dead drop sequence via satellite photography and probe the depth of the damage the ring inflicted. Tickets: $15• Advance registration required at www.spymuseum.org
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, email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Avenue)
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 email@example.com
Thursday, 22 September 05; 12 noon – 1 pm - Washington, DC - Why did Stalin trust Hitler? Despite the fact that Soviet intelligence knew the date, time, and location of Germany’s planned invasion of the Soviet Union, Stalin was convinced that Hitler would not attack. Former CIA chief of Soviet operations and onetime chief of the CIA’s Berlin base, David E. Murphy, plumbed the archival record to get to the bottom of the intelligence war between Stalin and Hitler. Using the stories of three intelligence officers caught up in the Soviet system, Murphy exposes Stalin’s colossal blunder, one of World War II’s greatest mysteries. Free! No registration required! More information at www.spymuseum.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Thursday, 29 September 05; 12 noon – 1 pm - Washington, DC - The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the Third World. Newly Revealed Secrets from the Mitrokhin Archive. The KGB believed that the Third World was the key to winning the Cold War, and now their secret operations and plans are revealed thanks to renowned intelligence historian and International Spy Museum board member Christopher Andrew. With exclusive access to legendary Russian defector Vasili Mitrokhin and his archive of secret KGB documents—smuggled out when he escaped to the West—Andrew provides the complete story of the KGB’s vast operations from the Middle East to Latin America, Africa, and India. Free. No registration required! Join the author for an informal chat and book signing. Further information at www.spymuseum.org
Thursday, 6 October 05 - Washington, DC - Exploring Q’s World: Where Fact and Fiction Collide - 6:30 pm. Spies rely on gadgets and gizmos in the world of spy fiction, but what about real operatives in the field? Join pop spy fiction expert Danny Biederman and Robert W. Wallace, former director of the CIA’s Office of Technical Service, as they explore fantasy versus reality in the world of spy gear. Biederman will tell tales of the extraordinary television and movie props in the new exhibit "Spy Treasures of Hollywood: Highlights from the Danny Biederman Spy-Fi collection," and Wallace will reveal how the boundaries blur when spy fiction raises the bar for real technology at the agency. This International Spy Museum program includes a sneak peek at the exhibition. Tickets: $15. Advance registration required at www.spymuseum.org
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: email@example.com
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.
28 - 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.
PUT THIS DATE ON YOUR CALENDARS
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
Wednesday, 9 November 05; 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - Driving Force: Terrorist Motivation, Past and Present - London, 2005; New York and Washington, 2001; Ephesus, 365 BCE. Terrorist acts have haunted humanity for centuries. Why do they continue to happen? What makes terrorists tick? This is a chance to gather information from experts on terrorist motivation. Albert Borowitz, author of "Terrorism for Self-Glorification: The Herostratos Syndrome," draws upon Greek mythology, literature, and current events to trace how a warped desire for fame has triggered terrorism from antiquity to the present day. Then Marc Sageman, a CIA case officer in Afghanistan between 1987-89 and now a forensic psychiatrist, will share the results of his analysis of over 400 terrorist biographies. Sageman, author of "Understanding Terror Networks," testified before The 9/11 Commission on his findings on Al Qaeda, about the people that are drawn to the movement, and how to combat global jihad. The authors will sign their books following this International Spy Museum program. Tickets: $15. To register: www.spymuseum.org
Wednesday, 16 November 05; 7 – 10 pm - Washington, DC - International Spy Museum Dinner with a Spy of the Kremlin: Oleg Kalugin - An evening of intrigue. Dine with Oleg Kalugin, the former head of Soviet KGB operations in the U.S. Be one of only 20 guests at table with the youngest general in the history of the KGB. Kalugin worked undercover as a journalist while attending New York’s Columbia University and then conducted espionage and influence operations as a Radio Moscow correspondent with the UN. He handled the notorious Naval spy John Walker, as Deputy Chief of the KGB station at the Soviet Embassy in Washington, and he also served as an elected member of the Soviet parliament during Gorbachev’s administration. Enjoy General Kalugin's well-honed wit, as he faces across the table his former CIA Operations Official and foe, now International Spy Museum Executive Director and AFIO Chairman, Peter Earnest during the three-course meal from renowned Zola. Tickets: $160. Space is extremely limited - advance registration required at www.spymuseum.org
5-7 December 05 - Chantilly, VA – The MASINT Association 4th Annual MASINT Conference – “Progress through Partnership” at the National Reconnaissance Office in Chantilly, VA. The conference is classified SI/TK, open to U.S, Canadian, British and Australian citizens. For information contact Phil Edson at 571-214-2415, firstname.lastname@example.org or the AOC at http://www.crows.org/EVENTS/2005/120505_MASINT/120505_MASINT.htm
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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