AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #33-05 dated 29 August 2005
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1 September 05 - in Union Station, Washington, DC
The Department of Homeland Security and the Red Cross
kick off the National Preparedness Fair at Union Station as part of National Preparedness Month.
The fair runs from 10 am to 6 pm. and is free and open to the public.
It is a time for everyone to focus on the importance of being prepared for all types of emergencies.
For more information, please go to www.ready.gov and click on the "September is National Preparedness Month" banner on the bottom.
DHS details of the Fair are as follows: At 10:00 a.m., DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff and Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Chairman of the American Red Cross, will make brief remarks and welcome. From 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., attendees may visit one of the 8 booths and see demonstrations such as Creating a Family Communications Plan and Supply Kit, Preparedness and Your Pets, Rail Security, and other important arrangements we often leave for other days. Well, that day is NOW. Put it on your calendar.
Author / Researcher Queries
31 August - 2 September 05 - Raleigh, NC - Raleigh International Spy Conference
1 September 05 - Washington, DC - DHS & Red Cross Host Emergency Preparedness Fair
8 - 11 September 05 - Arlington, VA - The Marine Corps Intelligence Association 2005 Convention
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 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts former KGB Officer S Levchenko at Luncheon
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
17 September 05 - Kennebunk, NE - AFIO Maine Hosts "Iran - Getting it Wrong...Getting It Right."
27-28 September - Washington, DC - Eisenhower National Security Series Conference
29 September 05 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts meeting
29 September 05 - Washington, DC - JOINT MILITARY INTELLIGENCE COLLEGE AND DNI CONFERENCE
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 - What Stalin Knew - The Enigma of Barbarossa - 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
15 October 05 - Kennebunk, ME - The AFIO Maine Chapter presents "Protecting Our Borders"
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
7-9 May 06 - Bethesda, MD - 2nd Annual INTELCON Exhibition and Symposium
IG�S REPORT FAULTS TENET, OTHER TOP CIA OFFICERS - IG John Helgerson�s long-awaited report on the CIA�s performance before 9/11 includes detailed criticism of more than a dozen former and current agency officials, aiming its sharpest language at former DCI Tenet, according to a former intelligence officer who was briefed on the findings and another government official who has seen the report, the New York Times reported on 26 August.
The report censures Tenet for failing to develop and carry out a strategic plan to take on al-Qa�ida in the years before 2001, even after he wrote in a 1998 memo to intelligence agencies that "we are at war" with it, the sources said.
CIA Director Goss delivered the report on 23 August to the Senate and House intelligence committees. Helgerson intends to send Congress additional material, including responses from Tenet and about two dozen other officials.
The report found systemic problems at the agency before 2001 and criticizes former DDO James Pavitt and Cofer Black, former director of the Counterterrorist Center, but also praises some specific actions taken by them and others.
Goss will have to decide whether to take disciplinary action against any of those criticized, risking a further blow to the morale of an agency that remains responsible for protecting the country against terrorist attacks. The report recommends that Goss convene accountability boards to recommend personnel actions against those faulted in the report. These are identified by title rather than by name. Officials said the only action possible against Tenet and other officials who have retired would probably be to send them a letter of reprimand.
In a "message to the workforce" sent by e-mail after he delivered the report to Congress, Goss said that during its preparation much had been done at CIA and throughout the intelligence community to improve and reform the way we do business and that he thought �the major changes to our agency are behind us." A former intelligence official provided the Times with the text of the message which was not released by the agency.
A former intelligence official close to Tenet said the IG�s team had failed to interview policy makers and intelligence officers outside the agency or to note that the agency was more focused on al-Qa�ida than any other arm of government before 2001. Nevertheless, the officials said, the report, which he saw, appeared to be thorough and professional.
The former official said that by focusing on going after Usama bin Ladin, the agency missed opportunities to recruit low-level agents on the margins of al-Qa�ida who might have eventually provided access to its inner workings. Senior officials were also criticized, the official said, for allowing thousands of pages of Arabic intercepts to remain untranslated. (DKR)
JAPAN SETS UP MI UNIT - Japan's Defense Agency is setting up a 600-member unit to gather intelligence relevant to its overseas troop deployments, reported Asahi Shimbun, picked up by UPI on 25 August.
The intel unit is to be operational in March 2007 and will gather information directly from contacts in foreign countries, the newspaper reported.
Japan's forces currently rely on open-source material, information from foreign military forces, and data from geographic services. The unit will have four teams of 10 specialists, authorized to interview sources overseas to obtain information affecting the troops' operations.
Creation of the unit coincides with the agency's plans to set up a pool of 2,600 soldiers that can be swiftly dispatched for overseas missions. The pool will allow the agency to handle missions larger than the approximately 600-member team it is currently supporting in Iraq, and to operate more than one mission at a time in different locations. (DKR)
OPPOSITION TO GOSS REFORMS SAID TO INCLUDE SENIOR DNI OFFICIALS - CIA Director Goss is pushing hard to make progress in reforming the Directorate of Operations in the face of bureaucratic opposition from within the agency and senior officials in the office of the DNI, according to the Washington Times on 26 August,
Bureaucrats within the directorate and elsewhere are quietly opposing the reform efforts, the Times said. Goss� reforms include adding better people and training and trying to undo an overly bureaucratic mind-set that has resulted in numerous intelligence failures, the paper says CIA officials told it.
In addition, there is opposition to Goss and his key advisers within the office of the DNI and specifically from former DO officers David Shedd and Mary Margaret Graham. Both are viewed by pro-reform officials as bureaucratic protectors for the status quo within the DO. Shedd holds the senior position of chief of staff for DNI Negroponte. Graham is said to have left DO under a cloud when she became the DNI's deputy director for operations, another senior position.
The Times asserts that CIA sources told it that Shedd has told associates he ultimately plans to replace Goss and would bring Graham back to the CIA as deputy director of operations. Were that to happen, the Times reports an official as saying, it would mean US intelligence will be finished as far as any meaningful improvements in humint.
Fixing CIA's analysis system will be an even bigger challenge to Goss, an official told the Times. The problem is highlighted by the agency's weak analysis on China, despite efforts to improve it. At CIA "they think the biggest threat from China is bird flu," the Times quotes an official as saying. (DKR)
NAVY CAPTAIN SAYS ATTA IDENTIFIED A YEAR BEFORE 9/11 - Capt. Scott J. Phillpott (USN) has become the second military officer to come forward publicly to say that Able Danger, a secret intelligence program, tagged Mohammed Atta, the ringleader of the 9/11 attacks, as a possible terrorist more than a year before the attacks, the New York Times reported on 22 August.
In a statement on 22 August, Phillpott, who is on active service, said he could not discuss details of Able Danger. But Phillpott, who managed the program for the DoD Special Operations Command, said "Atta was identified by Able Danger by January-February of 2000.�
His comments came on the same day that DoD chief spokesman Lawrence Di Rita told reporters that the department had been unable to validate the assertions made by an Army intelligence veteran, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, and now backed up by Captain Phillpott, about Atta�s early identification.
Di Rita said in an interview there was no evidence so far that the unit came up with such specific information about Atta and any of the other hijackers.
Col. Shaffer went public with his assertions two weeks ago, saying that Able Danger analysts were overruled by military lawyers when they tried to share the program's findings with the FBI in 2000 in hopes of tracking down terrorist suspects tied to al-Qa�ida.
Phillpott is a 1983 Naval Academy graduate who has served in the Navy for 22 years. His statement was provided to the Times and Fox News through the office of Rep. Curt Weldon, vice-chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and a longtime proponent of so-called data-mining programs like Able Danger.
Weldon also arranged an interview on 22 August with James D. Smith, a former defense contractor employee, who said he had helped create a chart in 2000 that included Atta's photograph and name. These, Smith said, were obtained through a private researcher in California who was paid to gather the information from contacts in the Middle East.
Smith said that he had retained a copy of the chart until last year and that it had been posted on his office wall at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. He said it had become stuck to the wall and was impossible to remove when he switched jobs.
In its final report last year, the 9/11 Commission said the IC was unaware of Atta until the day of the attacks. But leaders of the commission acknowledged on 12 August that their staff had met with a Navy officer last July, 10 days before releasing their final report, who asserted that Able Danger had identified Atta as a member of a Qa�ida cell located in Brooklyn. But in their statement, they said their staff determined that the officer's account was not sufficiently reliable to warrant revision of the report or further investigation and that the intelligence operation did not turn out to be historically significant.
On 22 August, Phillpott said he was the officer who had briefed the commission last year. "I will not discuss the issues outside of my chain of command and the Department of Defense," he said. "But my story is consistent. Atta was identified by Able Danger by January-February of 2000. I have nothing else to say." (DKR)
CHINESE PRIMARY HACKER5 INTO DOD CYBER NETWORKS - Chinese hackers are the primary culprits in probing DoD cyber networks, according to Army officers and industry officials, Federal Computer Week reported.
Taking the intrusions seriously, one of the military's proposals is to strengthen its networks by building fake Honeynets which divert attackers from critical systems. But some industry officials say Chinese hackers already have the technology to challenge the US military and its evolving network-centric warfare strategy.
DoD operates 3.5 million PCs and 100,000 local-area networks at 1,500 sites in 65 countries and runs thousands of applications on 35 major voice, video and data networks. The networks provide combat information to civilians, warfighters and analysts in support of warfare roles, but they also represent a key vulnerability.
The Chinese are hacking on a regular basis, says Jack Keane, the former Army vice chief of staff who retired last year. �That's a given. They're very aggressively getting capability."
A retired Army officer who worked in information assurance cites a hacking three years ago at Aberdeen Proving Ground when the Chinese penetrated a network there and downloaded information on the capabilities of a future Army command and control system for eight months before the service detected a security breach.
DoD counted 74,053 events, including attempted intrusions and hackings, on its networks in 2004.
Top U.S. military cyberwarriors recently said that adversaries probe DoD computers within minutes of the systems' coming online. DoD's computer network defense strategy, they said, is a battle of attrition in which neither side has an advantage. (Don H., DKR)
FAULTS IN EU HEALTH CARD RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT COMING NATIONAL ID CARDS - Britain's Department of Health has had 100,000 complaints and queries about a new, supposedly high-tech European Health Insurance Card, raising questions about the much more complex operation of producing national ID cards, the Daily Telegraph (London) reported on 27 August.
The EHIC carries the bearer's computer-scanned handwriting and British travelers have found that in many cases computers have not been able to read their writing on application forms for free or cut-rate health treatment elsewhere in the European Union. EHIC have produced printouts that contain incorrect personal details.
So far 5.5 million EHIC have been produced in Britain. A Health department spokesman said that from 1 September fewer complaints were expected as new forms were introduced that computers would find easier to read. If the computer still could not understand the handwriting, the form would be dealt with by what the spokesman referred to as a human person. (DKR)
ISLAMIST MILITANTS CALL FOR A HACKERS ARMY - A Web forum for Islamist militants is calling for a Jaish al-Hacker al-Islami.� or Islamic Hackers Army, to carry out Internet attacks against USG, UPI reported.
The site has posted tips, software and links to other resources to help would-be Islamist cyberwarriors.
The Jamestown Foundation said it has monitored postings on a new section of an extremist bulletin board called al-Faruq. Jeffrey Poole, a researcher for the foundation, said the forum "represents a how-to manual for the disruption and/or destruction of enemy electronic resources, including e-mail, Web sites and computer hardware." (DKR)
CONGRESS AS THE CIA�S TASKMASTER - David M. Barrett, The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy (University Press of Kansas, 544pp. $39.95)
Barrett, a political scientist, finds that while only a few legislative leaders had detailed knowledge of CIA activities, Congress was a firm, if not always wise, taskmaster in the agency�s early decades. The CIA was repeatedly criticized for Intel failures, harassed by budget cutters and witch hunts, and pressed by legislators to slant analysis on politically charged issues.
Congressional leaders had prior knowledge of such decried operations as the 1954 overthrow of the Guatemalan government and the Bay of Pigs while other members of Congress were vocal in urging the agency to take action.
Barrett has written a trenchant study of Congressional oversight that is in sharp contrast to a widespread, popular image of the CIA as a rogue agency. (DKR)
THE UN�S SEAMY SIDE - Pedro A. Sanjuan, The U.N. Gang: A Memoir of Incompetence, Corruption, Espionage, Anti-Semitism, and Islamic Extremism at the U.N. Secretariat (Doubleday, 224 pp. $24.95)
Sanjuan, who worked as policy planning director in the UN Secretariat, describes the Glass House on Turtle Bay as a byzantine bureaucracy riddled with lazy staff, rampant sexual harassment, hectoring anti-Semitism and flagrant drug dealing. As Sanjuan tells it, the UN library was home to the KGB�S biggest operation in America.
Sanjuan comes across as a highly combative figure, easily rubbed the wrong way and not always wholly persuasive. Nevertheless, the experiences of the present writer as a bureaucrat in a UN specialized agency in Paris and of his friends at the UN in New York suggest that Sanjaun is more right than wrong. News of the role of secretariat personnel in the Iraqi oil-for-food scandal came as no surprise. (DKR)
RICHARD BURTON AS CIVILIZED HERO - Dane Kennedy, The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World (Harvard University Press, 368 pp. $27.95)
Kennedy, a historian at George Washington University, sees the great Victorian traveler and man of letters as living in a tension between his embrace of foreign civilizations, notably that of Islam, and his concern with recognition by the imperial Britain he served as a diplomat and, indeed, a spy. Probably the greatest demonstration of his talent for the last activity was his penetration, at great risk, of Mecca, posing as a Muslim.
Kennedy is intent on demythologizing his subject. This he does, among other things, with accounts of Burton as anti-Semitic and a racist. Even so, Burton survives as a man of exceptional intelligence, courage and cultural sensitivity, and thus of remarkable achievement. In short, Burton remains a true heroic figure. (DKR)
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NORTHERN VIRGINIA FIRMS SEEK INTEL ANALYSTS � E-Resume, a recruitment support firm, seeks intel analysts with Full Poly Clearance for a couple of companies in Northern Virginia. The positions require persons with experience and knowledge in HUMINT, counterterrorism, counterintelligence, Africa, WMD. The salary range is 100k to 120K. To learn more about the positions, please e-mail Steven Jeon, Account Executive, at Steve.Jeon@E-ResumeSource.com or telephone 703.241.7462. (DKR)
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY OPENINGS - 11 vacancy announcements for positions at DHS-headquarters. These positions are also posted on www.usajobs.opm.gov.
Program Analyst GS-0343-11/12
Staff Officer GS-0301-09
IT Specialist GS-2210-11/12
Program Management Analyst GS-0343-13/14
Budget Analyst GS-0560-11/12
Policy Analyst GS-0301-14
Budget Analyst GS-0560-14
Budget Analyst GS-0560-09/11
Budget Analyst GS-0560-12/13
Information Technology Specialist GS-2210-12/13
Staff Assistant GS-0301-07/09
MEMBERS SOUGHT FOR NEW SACRAMENTO AFIO CHAPTER - AFIO members living in California interested in exploring the formation of a Sacramento chapter are asked to email me so we can assemble a list.
Even if there is an insufficient number at this time to form a chapter, I still hope area readers will respond so that we can explore informal get-togethers for an occasional casual dinner, BBQ or coffee meeting. Once we establish any contacts, we will make any arrangements among ourselves. This would not cost any money - to anyone - and would simply be a means to form a meet-up for people who can not get to AFIO events on the east coast. Replies to: Reya at AFIOSacramento@earthlink.net (DKR)
INTEL JOURNAL SEEKS CONTRIBUTORS - The Defense Intelligence Journal, a peer-reviewed, semi-annual scholarly publication, offers a unique opportunity to present well-argued concepts to an international readership. Submit articles on any topic related to intelligence/national security. Guidance for authors can be found at www.jmicfoundation.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. (DKR)
CALL FOR AFIO COMMISSION ON WHAT INTEL IS ABOUT - John H. writes about �DON�T CONNECT CIA TO PERSONAL OPINIONS,� AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #31-05 dated 15 August 2005:
I'd like to agree with Tom P. who objects to the straightforward quotation of a loaded political statement by Gerecht. You do an excellent job of pulling together all sorts of material interesting to the former intelligence officer -- whether of an analytic or of operational background -- a dichotomy with, one hopes, a narrowing space between them. But Gerecht is now a special pleader whatever his past service in the agency. He was for the war and now is part of the cheering section that tries to suppress the evidence of what a colossal and expensive failure it has been. (Rudely, one might use the old Marxist term, "running dog" of the propaganda reserve of the administration, but I won't) He is to be found now in the ranks of the pundits/commentators. I suppose you cannot put the needed field or headquarters comment -- as we did with our reports -- without getting into an internal argument about the war. I understand that difficulty. I wish AFIO would take a stand in defense of intelligence, I'm not talking about all the structural changes and whether they are a good idea. That's another subject although worth more perceptive discussion of this growing, bloated bureaucracy. The principle is "intelligence truth," although there probably is a better term. The use of outright deception in the public propaganda trying to justify the Iraq invasion is an affront to all who believe in the importance of accurate intelligence information. And we should not consider the deception, as the British cabinet memo was put aside, as "old news'" Add the refusal of Senator Roberts to allow a look at how the administration considered al-Qa�ida before 9/11 -- a significant and dangerous precedent to denigrate the investigative power of congressional committees. These matters should not be shoved under the rug to avoid making partisan-appearing judgments. Who will investigate the manipulation of information before the invasion? Maybe AFIO should consider setting up its own blue-ribbon commission, do its own White Paper, lay out for the new generation of intelligence officers what intelligence is about -- supporting a national interest, not liberal /conservative, Republican/Democratic campaigns. Who better than AFIO?"
SIC TRANSIT . . . - Dave G. writes about �FORMER DCIS AT LANGLEY LUNCH COMMEMORATE END OF OFFICE,� Weekly Intelligence Notes 32-05 dated 22 August 2005:
Having witnessed the transformation of the USIB into the NFIB, it brought a sense of nostalgia mingled with regret to read the account of the final gathering of the DCIs and to reflect upon the wisdom and experience that gave birth to that position after WW II. At the end of the Civil War, a final transmission between a signal-flag station on the roof of the Winder Building and a station across the Potomac noted the presumed end of the army's Signal Corps with the message, "Sic transit gloria mundi."
Queries and Authors Seeking Assistance
WHO ASSASSINATED ARMY ATTACH� IN PHILIPPINES? � Col. James N. Row, Army attach� in the Philippines in the early 1980s, was assassinated in Manila. Do we know who was responsible for his assassination? Replies to David R. McNabb, 4303 West Swann Avenue, Tampa, FL 33609-4311 email@example.com
NIXON BAN ON BOOKS ABOUT ETHIOPIA? � AFIO member Richard C. remembers a small news story in the New York Post in, approximately, December of 2003, confirming that during the Nixon administration, an order went out to publishers not to bring out books on Ethiopia. Richard writes:
I lost the copy of the paper in a move and the story does not turn up in the archives. I wondered if anyone knew anything further about this. I was stationed in Ethiopia from 1967-69 at the Haile Sellassie I University as a professor of international law, having departed USAID Near East-South Asia region. I was aware that Nixon had sent US troops into Ethiopia secretly to support the emperor against
insurgents of the Tigre Liberation Front and the Eritrean Liberation Front, both of which were Soviet backed. As I understand it, there was a secret agreement between Nixon and Haile Sellassie for America to come to his rescue against a domestic revolutionary threat.
Kindly direct all inquires to Richard Cummings, Box 349, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, tel. 531-537-0683, e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
WRONG WIDOW � Ned D. writes about �FORMER DCIS AT LANGLEY LUNCH COMMEMORATE END OF OFFICE,� Weekly Intelligence Notes 32-05 dated 22 August 2005:
The item names Bill Colby's widow as Barbara. They had divorced and Bill was married to another woman (Sally Shelton Colby) when he died. I was struck when I attended Colby�s funeral at the National Cathedral, that, as the funeral party exited, the widow was accompanied by the Dean, followed by Colby�s sons. Bringing up the rear all alone was Barbara.
MINNIE McNEAL KENNY � A veteran of the NSA Senior Cryptologic Executive Service, she passed away suddenly on 17 August at the age of 76.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, she went to work at NSA in about 1962. Active in mathematics and language programs, she helped establish federally assisted educational and employment opportunities within traditional Black colleges and universities. She also championed the rights of minorities and women and was an active member of many organizations promoting such programs. She was a Congressional Fellow on the staff of Congressman Louis P. Stokes and drafted much of the legislation enacted as the Underground Railroad Act.
During the course of her 43-year career, she received NSA�s two highest awards: the Meritorious Civilian Service Award and the Exceptional Civilian Service Award. The DCI gave her the Intelligence Community�s Distinguished Service Award and Presidents Reagan and George Bush Sr. singled her out for the Meritorious Executive Award
Survivors include a daughter, Daphne C. Jackson, and two grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Kenny, a member of the Ink Spots Quartet. (WMKSLB, DKR)
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 beRonald 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.
1 September 05 - in Union Station, Washington, DC - The Department of Homeland Security and the Red Cross kick off the National Preparedness Fair at Union Station as part of National Preparedness Month. The fair runs from 10 am to 6 pm. and is free and open to the public. It is a time for everyone to focus on the importance of being prepared for all types of emergencies. For more information, please go to www.ready.gov and click on the "September is National Preparedness Month" banner on the bottom. DHS details of the Fair are as follows: At 10:00 a.m., DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff and Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Chairman of the American Red Cross, will make brief remarks and welcome. From 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., attendees may visit one of the 8 booths and see demonstrations such as Creating a Family Communications Plan and Supply Kit, Preparedness and Your Pets, Rail Security, and other important arrangements we often leave for other days. Well, that day is NOW. Put it on your calendar.
8-11 Sept 05 - Arlington, VA - The Marine Corps Intelligence Association [MCIA] hosts its 2005 Convention. This year the events are at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City and consist of: General session panel discussion the 8th from 0930-1200 on "Intelligence Support to the Warfighter" with: Former Ambassador George Ward former USMC Counter Intel offcer in Vietnam, formerly of USIP and now with World Vision; Col Tom Hayden USMC Retired of Military.Com; BGen Richard Lake USMC, Director of Intelligence HQMC; The Marine Corps Intelligence Community Conference attendees (USMC G2s, S2s and other Intel officers and SNCOs). The Awards Banquet is the evening of the 9th and our invited Guest of Honor is Dr. Stephen Cambone, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence with BGen Lake and MajGen Mattis in attendance. For further information please go to the MICA website link http://mcia-inc.org/convention.htm If you wish to attend please fill in the registration form as 'members' and please bring a valid AFIO membership card to each event to get the MCIA member discount. All events except the Business Meeting are open for all to attend if space is available. AFIO appreciates this extension of member rates.
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 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter, San Francisco Bay Area hosts former KGB Officer Stanislav Levchenko at Luncheon at Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 650-583-8091. Topic: Soviet Politburo Machinery, which worked against United States; �Active measures� against United States in Japan; Former enemy�s secret political war against United States. Stanislav Levchenko was born in Moscow in 1941. Graduated special elite school with intense learning of English. In 1964 graduated Moscow State University with degree in Japanese language and Japanese history. Several years worked in the Soviet Peace Committee and Soviet Afro-Asian Solidarity Committee. Both organizations were active hands of the International Department of the Central Committee of the CC CPSU. Its functions were: ideological control over Soviet foreign policy, coordination of actions of the foreign Communist parties, secret contacts and full support of foreign "national liberation movements" , invitation its leaders to the Soviet Union for consultations on armed struggle against "colonial" regimes mainly in countries in American sphere of influence. The most active subversive actions were conducted in the Middle East. International department had close ties with practically every Palestinian organization, providing them with arms and money. In this respect International Department was even more influential than KGB Intelligence. While working in above mentioned organizations Levchenko personally took part in meetings with Arafat and other prominent "anticolonialist" leaders. In 1971 Levchenko was recruited into First Chief Directorate of KGB (external intelligence). After graduating one year special school was working in headquarters in the 7th department (Japan and most of South-Eastern Asia). In 1975 was dispatched to Japan as case officer under cover of correspondent of the Soviet weekly magazine "New Times". Was handling and recruiting agents - members of parliament, journalists, businessmen. In almost all clandestine meetings had to spread anti-American propaganda. In late 70-s got military rank of major and became deputy chief of "active measures" section, which through secret channels was spreading anti-American propaganda, "special" anti-American stories, created by KGB headquarters to compromise American policy and leaders, attempted to influence Japanese public. The most active channel was Socialist Party of Japan, deeply penetrated by KGB. Being disgusted by the Soviet Politburo policy, in 1979 Levchenko defected to United States. Author of two books. Was guest lecturer in several US government organizations. Cost: $25 per person, Member Rate - with advance reservations; $35 per person, Non-Member Rate or at door without reservation. Cocktails at Time: 11:30 a.m., Lunch at noon. Please respond to Rich Hanson no later than end of day 9/6/05. Reservations not cancelled by end of day 9/6/05 must be honored. Please send your reservation and menu choice, and a check made to AFIO to: Rich Hanson, 1255 California St., #405, San Francisco, CA 94109, or call 415-776-3739
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.
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)
17 September 05 - Kennebunk, ME - The Maine Chapter of AFIO will present "Iran - Getting It Wrong, Getting It Right" with speaker Henry Precht, retired Foreign Service Officer. at 2 p.m. at the Kennebunk Free Library, Kennebunk, ME. A graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Mr. Precht joined the Foreign Service in 1961, serving mainly in the Middle East. During the Iranian Revolution and Hostage Crisis he was Officer in Charge of Iranian Affairs in the State Department. A recipient of numerous awards, Mr. Precht has also taught international affairs at Case Western Reserve University Copies of Mr. Precht's book, "A Diplomat's Progress" will be available for signing. Call Barbara Storer, (207) 985-2392 for further details.
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 John Mc Michael at 303-697-8745 or 303-588-9323. Reservations due no later than 18 September. The speaker will be Captain[Ret] Bill Fernow, USN who served as CO on a nuclear submarine.
29 September 05 - Washington, DC - The Joint Military Intelligence College invites you and members/associates to our annual conference on intelligence reform scheduled for 29 September 2005, at Bolling AFB, Washington DC. Please see attached flyer and agenda; registration can be done on-line. Request your assistance in forwarding this information throughout your organization. The Joint Military Intelligence College & The Office of the Director of National Intelligence present "Managing the Future During a Time of Change: A Conference on Intelligence Reform. Featured Keynote Speaker is Ambassador John Negroponte, DNI Time: 0800-1800 at the Defense Intelligence Analysis Center, Tighe Auditorium. Registration deadline is 22 September. Seating is limited to the first 350 applicants. Register and pay online at http://www.FBCINC.COM/JMIC-DNI for immediate confirmation, or download, print, complete and mail the registration form. Registration fee includes refreshments, luncheon at the Bolling Air Force Base Officer�s Club, and a post-conference reception.
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
15 October 05 - Kennebunk, ME - The AFIO Maine Chapter presents "Protecting Our Borders" with a representative from U. S. Border Patrol. Royal Canadian Mounted Police also invited to present a view from both sides of the border. The event starts at 2 pm, Kennebunk Free Library, Kennebunk, ME. Further details available from Barbara Storer, (207) 985-2392.
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
3 December 05 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
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 https://www.myaoc.org/EWEB/dynamicpage.aspx?webcode=120505_MASINT
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/
4 March 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. ContactQuiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
7-9 May 06 - Bethesda, MD - 2nd ANNUAL INTELCON [NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION] - To Emphasize Practical Applications and Techniques
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