AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #36-05 dated 19 September 2005

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MITRE is hosting an OPEN HOUSE in McLean, VA
Tuesday, October 4, 2005
3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

AFIO members and others are invited to come any time during these hours
to learn more about MITRE, what they do, how you might fit in, and why they are one of Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For.
Attendees should possess a current Secret (or
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  • - Artificial Intelligence (Computational Linguistics, Ontologists, Robotics)

  • - Cognitive Systems Engineering

  • - Communications Systems Engineering

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  • - Enterprise Architecture

  • - Geospatial Systems Engineering

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  • - Information Systems Engineering

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28 - 30 October 2005
         AFIO FBI 
National Intelligence Symposium 2005
and 30th Anniversary Celebration

a rare opportunity - a 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 National Security Service
         and special programs at the  Sheraton Premiere Hotel,  Tyson's Corner, VA  

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SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

ANTHRAX INVESTIGATION STALLED

FBI ANALYST CHARGED WITH PASSING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION

SECTION II – CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

CANADIANS ADMIT ACCEPTING INFO OBTAINED BY TORTURE

‘BLACK COLLEGIAN’ INTERVIEWS SENIOR CIA OFFICIAL

SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

CHINESE CYBEROFFENSIVE PENETRATES US NETWORKS

FREE SAT IMAGES SHOW SENSITIVE BRITISH DEFENSE SITES

SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

A VALUABLE PRIMER ON IRAQ

AMERICA FROM NIXON TO 9/11

CENTRAL ASIA’S SQUANDERED CHANCE

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

Careers

DHS CAREERS - NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

DOD ACQUISITIONS PROFESSIONAL NEEDED

SECURITY OFFICER WITH MULTILINGUAL SKILLS SEEKS POSITION

Notes

ARMY HALTS SPY PLANE PROGRAM

NATURAL DISASTER TOLLS NO LONG CHINESE STATE SECRETS

COLD WAR SATELLITE DECLASSIFIED

Letters

EXPANDING, NOT ERODING LIBERTIES

Corrections

Re. ADDO RICHER SAID TO QUIT OVER CIA LEADERSHIP

Obituaries

ESTELLE LAVINE SHARON

JACK TASHIRO

Coming Events 

         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
        
1 October 05 - Seattle, WA - AFIO Pacific NorthWest(PNW) Chapter is having a ReOrganization meeting
         1 – 29 October – Prince William Forest Park, Triangle, VA – Remembering the Park’s History as an OSS Training Camp

         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"
         26 - 27 October – Washington, DC - NMIA Classified Intelligence Symposium
        
27-28 October 05 - Lincoln, NH - Naval Cryptologic Veterans Reunion

         27-28 October 05 - Laurel, MD - Symposium on Cryptologic History
         28 - 30 October 05 - AFIO FBI National Intelligence Symposium and 30th Anniversary Celebration at FBI HQ
         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

 


SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

ANTHRAX INVESTIGATION STALLED - Four years after an unknown bioterrorist dropped letters containing a couple of teaspoons of powder in a mailbox in Princeton, NJ what began as the largest criminal investigation in American history appears to be stalled, the New York Times reported scientists and former law enforcement officials as saying.
www.nytimes.com/2005/09/17/politics/17anthrax.html?th&emc=th 
The failure to solve the case, named Amerithrax, is a grave disappointment for the bureau and the Postal Inspection Service, the Times said. The letters were the first major bioterrorist attack in American history and killed five people, sickened 17 others, temporarily crippled mail service and forced the evacuation of federal buildings, including Senate offices and the Supreme Court.
"They've done everything they can possibly think of doing, and they're just not there yet," said Randall S. Murch of Virginia Tech. A former scientist with the bureau, he led the use of laboratory tests to trace the origin of microbes used in crimes. "You have to understand that the pressure is enormous," he said.
A former law enforcement official aid, "From the people I've talked to, it's going nowhere." Some agents still formally assigned to the investigation were mostly working on other cases because "there's nothing for them to do."
The case is a priority for FBI Director Mueller who started work in September 2001, just before 9/11 and the anthrax letters. He is briefed on the investigation every Friday that he is in Washington, said Debra Weierman, a spokeswoman for the bureau. Weierman said 21 agents and nine postal inspectors were assigned to the inquiry, compared to hundreds in its early months. She said investigators had conducted more than 8,000 interviews and served 5,000 subpoenas and that the case remained intensely active.
Dr. Steven Hatfill is a former biodefense expert at the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD. He came under intensive scrutiny for months in 2002 and 2003 but has neither been charged nor cleared. He says his life has been ruined and he has filed a suit over leaks to the media.
"FBI. and Department of Justice officials engaged in a campaign of smears against Dr. Hatfill," says his lawyer, Thomas G. Connolly.
So far, seven bureau and DoJ officials have been obliged to give depositions in the suit, including Richard Lambert, the FBI officer in charge of the Amerithrax investigation
The two sets of anthrax-laced letters, addressed to news media organizations and Senators Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy, both Democrats, were postmarked 18 September and 9 October 2001. (DKR)

FBI ANALYST CHARGED WITH PASSING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION - An FBI intelligence analyst, Leandro Aragoncillo, 46, of Woodbury, NJ, has been charged with passing classified information about Filipino leaders to current and former officials of that nation, the Washington Post reported.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/12/AR2005091201479.html
Aragoncillo, who had top secret clearance, sent some of the material to Michael Ray Aquino, 39, a former deputy director of the Philippines National Police who lives in New York, according to an FBI complaint. Both men were arrested on 10 September.
Aragoncillo was hired to work at the Army's Fort Monmouth in July 2004 and began sending classified information and documents last January, according to the complaint. (DKR)


SECTION II – CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

CANADIANS ADMIT ACCEPTING INFO OBTAINED BY TORTURE - A judicial inquiry in Canada is turning up evidence that police and intelligence agencies there solicited and used information that was obtained from at least four Canadian citizens under torture by foreign intelligence services, the New York Times reported on 17 September.
www.nytimes.com/2005/09/17/international/americas/17canada.html?pagewanted=all
The government's written brief to the inquiry, which will deliver a report next year, admitted that Canada will at times use information gathered through torture. The brief said the Canadian Security Intelligence Service will take intelligence from all sources. “If information it suspects has been obtained by torture can be independently corroborated and is important to an investigation of a threat to Canada, the information would be used."
In November 2002, Franco D. Pillarella, then the Canadian Ambassador to Syria, asked for and received from the Syrian government a report on the results of the interrogation of Maher Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian national who was the object of a US rendition.
. The Foreign Affairs Ministry in Ottawa handed the report to the CSIS, according to an official report released to the Arar inquiry. Canadian intelligence officers traveled to Syria, where they discussed Arar's case with Syrian intelligence.
The main purpose of the Ottawa inquiry is to explore the Canadian role in the Arar case. He was detained while changing planes in New York and then flown to Jordan http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/jordan/index.html?inline=nyt-geo  and Syria.
Three other Canadian nationals whose cases are now coming to light were apparently handled entirely by Canadian authorities with no US participation, the Times said.
As part of their investigation of suspected operations of al-Qa’ida in Toronto and Ottawa, security officers sought notes from, or suggested questions for, interrogations that Syrian and Egyptian intelligence agencies conducted between 2001 and 2004 with the three other Canadian nationals, who say they were tortured.
Two of the men, Abdullah Almalki and Ahmad Abou el-Maati, were identified by the Canadian police as primary terrorism suspects because of their backgrounds of doing aid work or fighting in Afghanistan http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/afghanistan/index.html?inline=nyt-geo  and Pakistan http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/pakistan/index.html?inline=nyt-geo. The third man, Muayyed Nureddin, has said Syrian interrogators asked him the same questions that Canadian agents asked him at the Toronto airport during his departure.
Alex Neve, secretary general of Amnesty International Canada
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/canada/index.html?inline=nyt-geo, and other campaigners and opposition leaders are calling on Prime Minister Paul Martin to broaden the Arar inquiry, but so far the government has resisted the request. (DKR)

‘BLACK COLLEGIAN’ INTERVIEWS SENIOR CIA OFFICIAL - On 14 September Black Collegian online ran a lengthy interview with Carmen Medina, Associate Deputy Director for Intelligence at the CIA.
www.black-collegian.com/career/medina805.shtml
What follows are some of the points she discussed.
Asked what misconceptions people have about the agency, she cited three.
“When I go recruiting I'm often asked whether a person can be a liberal and work for the CIA. . . Many people mistakenly believe that if they are unconventional in their approach to life or in their thinking they could never work at the CIA.”
“Another misconception about us is that we carry guns. I have never fired a gun in my life. A third misconception may be that all of us live overseas. If living overseas is something that a person wants to do, that is something that the CIA can offer, but if living in Washington D.C. and coaching little league are some things a person wants to do, the CIA is an agency where a person can do these as well.”
Asked about diversity at the CIA, Medina said, “I would say that a kind of dominant theme for the 27 years that I have worked at this agency has been a growing commitment to become more diverse. . . We now have a new Director of Diversity Plans and Programs, who is invigorating our diversity program and taking it to the next level. I really think that having a diverse workforce is a key element in protecting us from intelligence failures.”
“As a Hispanic, I used to hear the melting pot metaphor all the time. To many people, melting pot means that everyone becomes like them. One day I realized that instead of melting pot, that this is a stew and that this stew changes with the addition of different ingredients. So, add new cultural components to an organization, and that organization should change. I realize that a lot of people didn't see it that way.
“I don't want everyone to become like the dominant culture: I want all of us to collaborate and work together. That is how an agency creates synergy. If everyone becomes homogenized, there is no synergy; it is only when each person retains that which is best of their own culture that you have synergy.”
“To be really objective I could write from any number of perspectives and explain to the policy maker that, for example, I was talking to someone who had served in a particular country and he or she said, ‘I really like this country. People talk about corruption in this country, but they just don't understand the way this particular society works. What goes on is not viewed as corruption in that society; it's really more a social custom.’ What we have to do is understand that every time we write something, we are applying a cultural framework to that piece, and the best way we can understand that cultural framework is by having a diverse work place.”
Asked what the traits of a successful CIA employee are, Medina said: “Excellence in an organization occurs when people offer the organization, that mission, or that goal their discretionary energy. I don't mean just working an extra five hours, I mean the extra amount of caring. . .
“What I can tell from my vantage point is that this generation is interested in a more active kind of work, more variety in their career. So one of the things I really want to do is to animate the concept of analyst, to include more and different work experiences, and more time overseas. The measure of an analyst shouldn't be just their ability to write a ten-page paper, although that skill is important. We want the analysts to innovate and really be open to new ways of analyzing and taking risks.” (DKR)


SECTION III – CYBER INTELLIGENCE

CHINESE CYBEROFFENSIVE PENETRATES US NETWORKS - Since 2003, in a cyberoffensive that American officials have christened Titan Rain, a massive Chinese computer espionage ring has begun penetrating sensitive US government and business networks, the American Foreign Policy Council’s China Reform Monitor reported on 12 September.
www.afpc.org
US officials consider Infiltration by these cyberspies to be serious and to include breaches of facilities such as the Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico and the U.S. Army's Aviation and Missile Command.
Analysts estimate that, given the scope of its activities, the espionage network, which has been traced back to China's Guandong province, is made up of multiple hackers manning six to ten computer terminals around the clock. The intrusion has been going on so long and is so well organized that the whole thing must be state sponsored, a computer specialist told Time magazine. (Gene P., DKR)

FREE SAT IMAGES SHOW SENSITIVE BRITISH DEFENSE SITES - Terrorists and rogue-state intelligence agencies could be making use of free internet satellite images that leave sensitive British military facilities exposed, the Daily Telegraph (London) reported defense experts as saying.
www.opinion.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/09/19/nsat19.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/09/19/ixhome.html 
The warnings followed the launch of Google Earth, a free-to-use website which uses pictures from a variety of satellites around the world.
But while the US-based company has obscured sensitive US locations such as the White House, British military bases and other sensitive sites have not been censored. Vulnerable targets include Government Communications Headquarters, the British sigint center; the Faslane submarine base on the Clyde; and Fairford airfield, Gloucestershire, used by U2 planes.
Although the quality of images varies according to the satellite used, it is possible to make out individual cars parked on driveways at British sites, the Telegraph said. (DKR)


SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

A VALUABLE PRIMER ON IRAQ - William R. Polk, Understanding Iraq (HarperCollins, 222 pp. $22.95)
Polk, who served as President Kennedy's Middle East adviser, has written a valuable primer on Iraq that covers, as its subtitle puts it, the whole sweep of Iraqi history, from Genghis Khan's Mongols to the Ottoman Turks to the British mandate to the American occupation.
It is a history that includes the invention of farming, development of the written word, the Code of Hammurabi, the rise of Islam and its golden age; but also the devastation wrought by the Mongols and the endless wars between the rival empires of the Ottomans and the Persians, And then Britain’s creation of today’s Iraq, accomplished with bungling and brutality. Polk writes that Winston Churchill, who drew up the new state’s borders, displayed a "profound ignorance of Iraqi affairs that has marked high-level discussion of them ever since.” (DKR)

AMERICA FROM NIXON TO 9/11 - James T. Patterson, Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush Vs. Gore (Oxford University Press, 480 pp. $35)
This is Patterson’s second contribution to the esteemed Oxford History of the United States series. He follows on from where the first work, Grand Expectations: The United States 1945-1974, ended.
A Brown University historian, he writes about the big topics of politics, economics, and society of late 20th century America but also with insight into family life in the period, the cyber revolution, the media and other aspects of the American experience.
Patterson provides a remarkable account of the years that began with Nixon’s resignation and concluded with the intelligence community becoming aware that Islamist militants were considering hijacking commercial airliners and crashing them into buildings. (DKR)

CENTRAL ASIA’S SQUANDERED CHANCE - Martha Brill Olcott, Central Asia's Second Chance (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, paperback, 395 pp. $24.95)
In the wake of 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan, Central Asia has taken on unprecedented importance for the United States. Militarily, we now have bases in the area. Economically, energy sources and new pipelines there will significantly affect the energy market. And the region harbors a variety of Islamist bodies opposed to its secularist -- and repressive -- governments.
Olcott, a leading expert on the region, tells the depressing story of how the promise held by the implosion of the Soviet system has come to nothing. The Soviet-era leadership mostly remains in place and is deeply involved in corruption, nepotism and gross inefficiency.
As a result, Olcott warns, the prospect of new failed states developing in Central Asia is greater now than it was before 9/11. To prevent the region from descending into chaos, she argues, the international community must identify solutions to the economic, political, and social challenges confronting its states. (DKR)


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

Careers
        
[IMPORTANT: AFIO does not "vet" nor endorse these inquiries or offers. Reasonable-sounding inquiries and career offerings are published as a service to our members, and for researchers, educators, and subscribers. You are urged to exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding or supplying any information.]

DHS CAREER OPENINGS - Attached are 15 vacancy announcements for positions at DHS-headquarters. These positions are also posted on www.usajobs.opm.gov.  For vacancies with DHS components including FEMA, Coast Guard, etc., please check their postings on www.usajobs.opm.gov.
Customer Service Specialist GS- 0301-14/14
Program Specialist GS-0301-09
Real estate Portfolio Manager GS-0343-15/15
Staff Assistant GS-0301-09/09
Program Specialist GS -0301-9/11
Program Specialist GS -0301-12/13
Program Specialist GS -0301-11/11
Supervisory Statistician GS-1530-15/15
Realty Specialist GS -1170-13/14
General Engineer GS-0801-13/14
Deputy Assistant Director, Training and Education (Training Delivery) GS -1701-13/13
Supervisory Program Specialist GS -0301-14/15
Deputy Assistant Director, Training and Education (Cirriculum Development) GS -1701-13/13
Transportation Security Policy Advisor GS-0301-14
Supervisory Information Tecnhology Specialist (Systems Analysis) GS 2210-15/15

DOD ACQUISITIONS PROFESSIONAL NEEDED - Alternative Experts Inc. is seeking a DoD Acquisitions Professional - Dumfries, VA,-- with direct experience working on Army and Marine Corps DoD ACT III/IV Programs.
Highly desirable are specific knowledge, skills and experience in DoD Non-Lethal Weapons RDT&E budget formulation, requirements generation, acquisition planning, test and evaluation, human effects characterization, cost estimation, logistics (training, technical documentation, supply support, etc.).
Requirements:
Bachelor's degree (mandatory) Masters Degree (preferred) in a Business discipline.
Professional military education and professional certifications Defense Acquisition University Level III Certification in Program Management and Acquisition Logistics.
Inquiries and applications should be directed to Sarah Holman at (703)-502-9700 x665, sholman@alexinc.com

SECURITY OFFICER WITH MULTI-LANGUAGE SKILLS SEEKS POSITION – Certified Dutch/Flemish, German Linguist also familiar with Serbo-Croatian, Bahamas Indonesia, Ileana & Tagalong, and South Afrikaans at present with Iraq Survey Group and Multi National Force in Baghdad seeks challenging position. Top Secret /SCI (DIA, 2005) clearance. Polygraph: Lifestyle (CIA, 2002). Contact Albert H, van den Bogaard, 18406 Allspice Drive, Germantown, MD 20874. Telephone (Home): (301) 916-6974 E-mail: abogaard@aol.com

Notes

ARMY HALTS SPY PLANE PROGRAM - The Army ordered Lockheed Martin Corp. to stop work on a $6 billion manned spy plane program after determining that the company's proposal would not meet the project's requirements, the Washington Post reported on 15 September.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/14/AR2005091402375.html 
Lockheed won the contract last year, beating out Northrop Grumman Corp., to develop the unarmed Aerial Common Sensor, which is intended to fly at 37,000 feet to detect enemy signals and track troop movements. But the Army found the regional jet from Brazil that Lockheed planned to use was too small for the job.
The Army did not cancel the program and Lockheed has 60 days to submit a revised plan. A stop-work order is generally considered an indication that a program is at risk of cancellation. (DKR)

NATURAL DISASTER TOLLS NO LONG CHINESE STATE SECRETS - China http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/china/index.html?inline=nyt-geo said on 12 September that it would no longer treat the death toll in natural disasters as a state secret, the New York Times reported.
www.nytimes.com/2005/09/13/international/asia/13china.html?pagewanted=all 
The announcement was seen as a step that could lead to greater transparency in a country that has a long history of providing partial or misleading data about diseases, accidents, and state-directed atrocities, according to the Times.
The National Administration of State Secrets, that oversees data deemed secret, announced the declassification which it said had been implemented in August. (DKR)

COLD WAR SATELLITE DECLASSIFIED - The NRO, NSA and Naval Research Laboratory have declassified the fact that a series of satellites, named POPPY, orbited from 1962 through 1971, collecting radar emissions from Soviet naval vessels, SPACE.com reported on 15 September. http://www.space.com/news/050915_nro_spysat.html 
All told, seven POPPY satellites were sent into space from 1962 to 1971. First developed by NRL, POPPY became a multi-agency system when the NRO was established in 1962, shortly before the satellite's first launch. With an average useful life in orbit of 34 months, POPPY was developed as the successor to the first American elint satellite, GRAB, standing for Galactic Radiation and Background. (Emerson, DKR)

Letters

EXPANDING, NOT ERODING LIBERTIES – AFIO Charter Member Lewis Regenstein writes about ‘MI5 Boss Warns Liberties May Have to be Eroded,’ WINs #35-05 dated 12 September 2005, that we should not be adopting the terminology of our enemies.
By cracking down on terrorists, he writes, we are not "eroding" the civil liberties of citizens, but rather expanding them, by ensuring their right to ride on a plane or train without being blown up. (DKR)

Correction

Re. ‘ADDO RICHER SAID TO QUIT OVER CIA LEADERSHIP,’ WINs #35-05 dated 12 September 2005, many readers quickly pointed out that Robert Richer was incorrectly identified as CIA Deputy Director of Operations when his post was ADDO. The DDO remains unnamed and in his post. (DKR)

Obituaries

ESTELLE LAVINE SHARON – Employed in secretarial work at the CIA from the late 1940s to the late 1960s, she died, aged 96, on 17 September of congestive heart failure, the Washington Post reported.  www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/18/AR2005091801354.html
Born in Tannersville, NY, she spent her high school years in the District of Columbia and began doing secretarial work in the 1930s for the National Museum of Natural History, among other places. She did volunteer work for the American Red Cross during World War II.  Her husband, Isaac Sharon, whom she married in 1968, died in 1992.  She was a member of Temple Sinai in Washington. She leaves no immediate survivors. (DKR)

JACK TASHIRO – Deputy Director of Science and Technology at the CIA when he retired in 1980, died, aged 80, of an intracranial hemorrhage on 4 September in a Washington hospital, the Washington Post reported.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/16/AR2005091601874.html
His career with the agency took him to Europe and East Asia and he became a member of the Senior Intelligence Service. He was awarded the Distinguished Intelligence Medal.
Born in Portland, OR, he spent a year living in Japan as a youth, studying the language and culture. He also spent a year in a California internment camp for Japanese Americans. But he was able to go to high school in Idaho before being drafted into the Army.
With his knowledge of Japanese, he was assigned to the Military Intelligence Service Language Center at Fort Snelling, MN. His duties included interrogating suspected war criminals, translating military documents, interpreting for general officers and attending the Tokyo war-crimes trial. He also taught courses in Japanese and remained on active duty until 1947.
In 1950, he graduated from the University of Oregon and the following year received a master's degree in public administration from the University of Minnesota. He moved to Washington to join the CIA in 1952.
After retiring from the agency, he joined VATEC Inc., a high-tech security company based in Laurel, MD. He enjoyed golfing, gardening and traveling, and was active in the Japanese American Veterans Association.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Marie Tashiro; two sons, Ken and Jon Tashiro; and a granddaughter. (DKR)


Coming Events

 

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 

 

1 October 05 - Seattle, WA - The AFIO Pacific NorthWest(PNW) Chapter is having a ReOrganization meeting on Oct 1, 2005 from 1pm - 4:30pm at the US Courthouse located at 7th and Stewart in downtown Seattle. All attendees should assemble at the main entrance to the building Not Later Than 12:45 so they can all go in together. All attendees should RSVP George Knudtzon, audax@compuserve.com

 

1 – 29 October – Prince William Forest Park, Triangle, VA – Remembering the Park’s History As An OSS Training Camp – 1 October is the 60th anniversary of the disbanding of the OSS and every Saturday during that month Prince William Forest Park will hold events highlighting its history as an OSS training camp. Noted speakers will discuss the legacy of the OSS and there will be tours of historic Cabin Camp 3. Speakers include a historian from the CIA specializing in OSS operations in Burma, a member of the FBI Counterintelligence Training Unit, Linda McCarthy, founding curator of the CIA Museum, John Chambers, a Rutgers University Professor of History. OSS veterans Gail Donnelly and Art Reinhardt will be on hand during the Cabin Camp 3 tours on 8 October to talk about life in the OSS.  For more information visit the park’s website www.nps.gov/prwi  or call the visitor center at 703-221-7181.  Prince William Forest Park is located approximately 35 miles south of Washington, D.C. at I-95 Exit 150B (Triangle/Quantico - VA 619). (DKR)

 

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: conflict@unb.ca

 

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.

 

26 – 27 October 05 – Washington, DC - NMIA Classified Intelligence Symposium – The National Military Intelligence Association is conducting a two-day SECRET/NOFORN conference on MASINT Issues and Challenges and Countering Denial and Deception.  The conference will be held at the Anteon Corporation Conference Center in Washington, DC near the Navy Yard, and directly across the street from the Navy Yard Metro Stop at the corner of M St. at New Jersey Ave. A safe commercial parking garage is also available in the basement of the Anteon building.  For more Information please visit www.nmia.org  or call 540.338.1143 (DKR)

 

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.

 

27-28 October 05 - Laurel, MD - Symposium on Cryptologic History, sponsored by the Center for Cryptologic History. Location of event: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. Agenda and registration information available at www.nsa.gov and click on "history."

 

**** 28 - 30 October 2005 - AFIO FBI 30th Anniversary Symposium Celebration -

28 - 30 October 2005
         AFIO FBI
National Intelligence Symposium 2005
and 30th Anniversary 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 http://spytrek.com/spyretreat/index.html  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, masintassoc@earthlink.net  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 pjordan@afcea.org 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. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net 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
INTELCON combines a high quality educational program which emphasis on practical applications and techniques, along with a full-scale vendor exposition of intel products and services, to attract a wide audience of intelligence practitioners and vendors from both the public and private sectors.
WHO: Dr. William A. Saxton, Conference Chair; Dr. Peter Leitner, Program Chair. Supported by a prestigious Program Advisory Group.
WHERE: Marriott Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, MD. For more information, contact: Conference: Dr. William A. Saxton, Chairman
DrWASaxton@aol.com; Tel. 561-483-6430; Exposition: George DeBakey at debakey@ejkrause.com and Barbara Lecker at lecker@ejkrause  of E.J. Krause and Associates; Tel. 301-493-5500 Web sites: www.INTELCON.US (2005) and www.IntelConference.US  (2006)
 

3 June 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

9 September 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

6 December 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

3 March 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

2 June 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

8 September 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

1 December 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

 

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