AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #47-05 dated 5 December 2005

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SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

RICE CRITICIZES EUROPEANS ON BLACK SITES, RENDITIONS

IG/DOJ SUPPORTS FBI WHISTLEBLOWER IN TAMPA CASE

SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

MASRI CASE AMONG ERRONEOUS RENDITIONS

FBI REVERSES ITSELF, REOPENS FORGERIES INVESTIGATION

SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

FLAWS ENABLE A FEW OF THOSE BEING TAPPED TO BEAT BUGGING

SILOBREAKER RESEARCH ENGINE INTRODUCED

SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

RECOVERING IRAQ'S STOLEN TREASURES

WEAKENING IMMIGRANTS' TIES THAT BIND

NEW EXPANDED EDITION OF BRUNNER ON OSS WEAPONS

Issues

DHS’S ALLEN FACES TOUGH TIME CONTROLLING INTEL SHOPS

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

 

Careers

AT&T Government Solutions is looking for a Project Analyst (Electronic Warfare)

KPMG is seeking Senior Associates to join its Federal Risk Advisory Services practice in Washington, D.C.

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: 14 vacancy announcements for positions at DHS-headquarters

Meta-Systems Documentation, Inc. seeks experienced Technical/Engineering Writers with active TS/SCI (w/poly) security clearances

Senior Facility Systems Technician Sought in Fort Gordon, Georgia

Technical Instructor / Communications Engineer Sought - Ft. Bragg, North Carolina

Biometric Database Developer Sought - Charlottesville, Virginia

Notes

PLAME QUITS CIA

 

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FOCUS GROUP SEEKS ONE HOUR COMMITMENT FROM PARTICIPANTS - Lend your expertise to the Civilian Linguist Reserve Corps Concept

Obituaries

GUST L. AVRAKOTOS

ANITA ADOLPH POTOCKI

 

Coming Events 

5-7 December 05 - Chantilly, VA - The MASINT Association 4th Annual MASINT Conference
7 December 05 - Las Vegas, NV - AFIO Las Vegas Holds Special Event at Nellis AFB
9 December 05 - East Haddam, CT - New NATHAN HALE SOCIETY to Form
12-13 December 2005 - Miami, FL - Narco Terrorism and Personnel Recovery
13 December 05 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter Meeting
13-14 December 05 - Chantilly, VA - AFCEA Hosts their Fall Intelligence Symposium at the National Reconnaissance Office
16 December 05 - New York, NY - AFIO New York Metro Chapter Meeting -Intelligence Challenges in the Post 9/11 World.
10 January 06 (Tues) - Washington, DC - Transforming U.S. Intelligence: The Inside View - Spy Museum
19 January 06 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds USAF O'Club Meeting
19 January 06 (Thurs) - Washington, DC - The Report of the Anglo-Polish Historical Committee - Spy Museum
26-27 January 06 - Arlington, VA - Homeland Defense Journal Training on "Terrorism and the Suicide Bomb Attack"
26 January 06 - Washington, DC - The FBI and the Weather Underground - Spy Museum
27-28 January 06 - Springfield, VA - Conference on "INTELLIGENCE AND ETHICS"
8 February 06 (Wed) - Werner I. Juretzko: An American Spy in the Hands of the Stasi - Spy Museum
16 February 06 (Thurs) - Washington, DC - The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy - Spy Museum
17-20 February 06 - Arlington, VA - The Intelligence Summit - 2006

23 February 06 (Thurs) - Washington, DC - The Impossible Spy - Spy Museum
4 March 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
7 March 06 (Tues) - Washington, DC - Hot Science and Cool Analysis - Spy Museum
8 March 2006 - College Station, TX - Future of Transatlantic Security Relations
16 March 06 (Thurs) - Washington, DC - The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America’s Greatest Female Spy - Spy Museum
7-9 May 06 - Bethesda, MD - 2nd Annual INTELCON Exhibition and Symposium
7 May 2006 - Tyson's Corner, VA - XXXII NMIA Anniversary and Awards Banquet
3-8 September 2006 - Oxford, England - Spies, Lies & Intelligence Conference

 


SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

RICE CRITICIZES EUROPEANS ON BLACK SITES, RENDITIONS - Secretary Rice chastened European leaders on 5 December, saying that before they complain about secret prisons for terror suspects in European countries, they should realize that their interrogation has produced information that helped save European lives, the New York Times reported.
www.nytimes.com/2005/12/06/international/europe/06rice.html?pagewanted=print
Her remarks, made at Andrews Air Force base as she departed on a European tour, constituted the Bush administration's response to reports of a network of secret detention centers in at least eight European nations, said to house dozens of terror suspects, the daily said. These black sites, together with the use of European air space and bases for renditions, have provoked widespread criticism in European political circles and news media. Rice first stop on here five-day trip was Berlin, to be followed by Belgium, Ukraine and Romania, the Times said.
Rice denied the United States has moved suspects to secret prisons in Europe to allow interrogators to use torture. "The United States," she said, "does not permit, tolerate or condone torture under any circumstances." she also denied renditions were used to deliver terrorism suspects to countries where they could be tortured. "The United States does not transport and has not transported detainees from one country to another for the purpose of interrogation using torture."
Intelligence gathered from these interrogations, she said, has stopped terrorist attacks and saved innocent lives in Europe as well as the United States. She declined to provide specific information to support her assertions, saying any information related to the prisons was classified. Nor did she explicitly confirm the existence of the detention centers, first described in a Washington Post report on 2 November.
Officials from the White House, State and CIA, who worked on Rice's statement, said it would serve as the basis for a reply to an inquiry from the European Union, contained in a letter from British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw. Britain currently holds the rotating presidency of the Union.
According to ABC News on 5 November, current and former CIA officers said that 11 top Qa'ida suspects have been moved from secret agency prisons in Europe to a new CIA facility in the North African desert. (DKR)

IG/DOJ SUPPORTS FBI WHISTLEBLOWER IN TAMPA CASE - The IG/DoJ has concluded that FBI officials mishandled a Florida terror investigation, falsified documents in the case in an effort to cover repeated missteps and retaliated against an agent who first complained about the problems, the New York Times reported on 4 December.
www.nytimes.com/2005/12/04/politics/04fbi.html
Dates were altered on three FBI forms using correction fluid to conceal an apparent violation of federal wiretap law, according to a DoJ draft report obtained by the Times. Investigators were unable to determine who altered the documents.
Mike German, a veteran undercover operative, first alerted the bureau to the problems in an investigation conducted in Tampa in 2002. His boss, angered by the agent's complaints, retaliated by stopping to use German for prestigious assignments in training new undercover agents, according to the report.
German's case first became public last year when he emerged as the latest in a string of whistle-blowers at the Bureau who said they had been punished and effectively silenced for voicing concerns about the handling of terror investigations and other matters since 9/11.
The IG’s draft report, dated 15 November and awaiting final review, supported most of German's central accusations. He left the bureau last year, saying his career had been derailed by the Florida episode. In an interview, German said, "I still love the FBI, and I know that there are good, honest, hard-working agents out there trying to do the right thing, and this hurts all of them."
Director Mueller has emphasized that staff are encouraged to come forward with reports of wrongdoing and that he will not tolerate retaliation against whistle-blowers.
Senator Charles E. Grassley  http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/g/charles_e_grassley/index.html?inline=nyt-per , a frequent critic of the Bureau, said of the German affair, "Unfortunately, this is just another case in a long line of FBI whistle-blowers who have had their careers derailed because the FBI couldn't tolerate criticism."
A Bureau spokesman, Michael Kortan, said it had not been briefed on the findings, but that when it received the report, "if either misconduct or other wrongdoing is found, we will take appropriate action." (CJLaC, DKR)


SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

MASRI CASE AMONG ERRONEOUS RENDITIONS - In a lengthy article on 4 December, the Washington Post reported on the CIA’s arrest and wrongful imprisonment of Khaled Masri, a Lebanese with German nationality.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/03/AR2005120301476.html 
"The Masri case, with new details gleaned from interviews with current and former intelligence and diplomatic officials, offers a rare study of how pressure on the CIA to apprehend al-Qa'ida members after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has led in some instances to detention based on thin or speculative evidence. The case also shows how complicated it can be to correct errors in a system built and operated in secret," the report notes.
According to the Post, the agency, working with other intelligence bodies, has captured an estimated 3,000 people, including several key leaders of al-Qa'ida, in its campaign to dismantle terrorist networks. It is impossible to know, however, how many mistakes the CIA and its foreign partners have made, the paper said.
Unlike the military's prison at Guantanamo Bay, where 180 prisoners have been freed after a review of their cases, there is no tribunal or judge to check the evidence against those picked up by the CIA. The same bureaucracy that decides to capture and transfer a suspect for interrogation in a rendition is also responsible for policing itself for errors, the paper noted. The IG/CIA was investigating a growing number of what it called erroneous renditions.
While the CIA admitted to Germany in 2004 that it had made a mistake with Masri, it has sought to keep the specifics of the case from becoming public, said the Post. A German prosecutor is investigating Masri's claims of kidnapping and torture, while that part of the German government informed about his treatment has remained publicly silent. Masri's attorneys say they intend to file a lawsuit in US courts this week.
Masri was held for five months largely because the head of the CIA's Counterterrorist Center's al-Qa'ida unit believed he was someone else, a former CIA official said. "She didn't really know. She just had a hunch." (DKR)

FBI REVERSES ITSELF, REOPENS FORGERIES INVESTIGATION - The FBI has reversed its position on an inquiry into how the Bush administration came to rely on forged documents alleging Iraq sought to purchase uranium in Niger, the Los Angeles Times reported on 3 December.
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-niger3dec03,0,4700538.story?track=tothtml
The FBI's reversal followed its announcing in November that it had finished a two-year inquiry and concluded that the forgeries were part of a moneymaking scheme and not an effort to manipulate US foreign policy.
The documents included letters on Niger government letterhead and purported contracts showing sales of uranium to Iraq. They were provided in 2002 to an Italian magazine, which turned them over to the US Embassy in Rome.
The documents led the CIA to send former ambassador Joseph Wilson to Niger to investigate whether Iraq had sought yellowcake uranium there. Wilson found little evidence to support such a claim and the documents were later deemed to have been forged. But President Bush referred to the claim in his 2003 State of the Union address in making the case for invading Iraq.
"This is such a high-profile issue for a lot of reasons, and we think it's important to make sure there aren't lingering questions," said an aide to John D. Rockefeller IV, vice-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Federal officials familiar with the case said investigators might examine whether the forgeries were instigated by US citizens who advocated an invasion of Iraq or by members of the Iraqi National Congress, led by Ahmad Chalabi. Both worked closely with the Bush administration in the run up to the invasion.
A senior federal official told the Times he did not expect the reopened investigation would produce different results and that a former Italian spy, Rocco Martino, identified as the original source of the documents, did not act on behalf of any government or intelligence service but was trying to sell them to whoever he could.
The bureau never interviewed Martino and its inquiry was limited to whether foreign governments were involved. This was despite a request from Rockefeller that the bureau look into whether the forgeries reflected a larger deception campaign, aimed at manipulating public opinion and foreign policy regarding Iraq.
Italian press reports have said Martino, a businessman and former freelance spy who was fired by SISMI, the Italian military intelligence service, obtained the documents from a woman friend who worked at the Niger embassy in Rome. Martino has said he was working with an Italian intelligence officer, Col. Antonio Nucero, and sold the documents to French intelligence and, eventually in 2002, to Italian journalist Elisabetta Burba.
Burba is a reporter for the magazine Panorama, owned by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, a close US ally and supporter of the Iraq invasion.
In November, SISMI boss Nicolo Pollari denied his service was involved in fabricating the documents. SISMI realized the documents were fake, Pollari reportedly told an Italian parliamentary committee. After Pollari testified, Martino was quoted in the newspaper Il Giornale as saying he had worked for SISMI and not on his own. He said he acted as postman under instructions from Nucero. (PJK, DKR)


SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

FLAWS ENABLE THOSE BEING TAPPED TO BEAT BUGGING - Older technology used by law enforcement agents to wiretap telephones has a security flaw that allows the person being tapped to stop the recorder remotely, according to research by computer security experts who studied the system. It is also possible to falsify the numbers dialed; the New York Times reported them as saying.
www.nytimes.com/2005/11/30/national/30tap.html?pagewanted=all
Someone being wiretapped can easily employ these countermeasures with off-the-shelf equipment, said the lead researcher, Matt Blaze, an associate professor of computer and information science at the University of Pennsylvania.
"This has implications not only for the accuracy of the intelligence that can be obtained from these taps, but also for the acceptability and weight of legal evidence derived from it," Blaze and his colleagues wrote in a paper just published in Security & Privacy, a journal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The paper can be found at www.crypto.com/papers/wiretapping  
An FBI spokeswoman said the vulnerability existed in only about 10 percent of state and federal wiretaps today.
"It is not considered an issue within the FBI," she said. (DKR)

SILOBREAKER RESEARCH ENGINE INTRODUCED - This British-based online search and analysis system claims to comb the internet and access over 15,000 sources plus biography databases. Silobreaker focuses on global instabilities, whether political, economic or related to crime, security, the environment, health, military or industry. Intelligence is one of its top level categories.
To safely try Silobreaker during its trial period, go to www.silobreaker.com , then log in as ‘  afiomember  ’  and enter the password of  demo05  on the next line.
To sign up for annual use of the service, log out as ‘afiomember,’ and log in as ‘New User’ and supply required personal contact data. Silobreaker is expected to charge $199 per year at the end of the demonstration period. (EmilL / DKR)


SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

RECOVERING IRAQ'S STOLEN TREASURES - Matthew Bogdanos, William Patrick, Thieves of Baghdad (Bloomsbury Publishing, 320 pp. $25.95)
A Marine Corps Reserve colonel, New York assistant district attorney and student of ancient civilizations, Bogdanos headed counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan before serving in Iraq where he tracked down antiquities looted from the National Museum.
The son of Greek immigrants who earned advanced degrees in law and classical studies, Bogdanos has compiled a mix of detective story, adventure tale and history. He provides a highly colorful and compelling account of brave Iraqis and Americans and their efforts to preserve the relics of an ancient and impressive past. (DKR)

WEAKENING IMMIGRANTS' TIES THAT BIND - Stanley A. Renshon, The 50% American: Immigration and National Identity in an Age of Terror (Georgetown University Press, 273 pp. $26.95)
Renshon, a psychoanalyst and political science professor, asks in the introduction to his book, "What exactly binds us together as a people?" He knows that people live with layers of identity to which they are loyal. Accordingly, he sees himself as a husband, professor, Jew, and American. This does not prevent him from seeing such layers of identity as threatening, especially that of dual nationality, a status that has vastly increased in numbers in the past half century or so. He estimates that 80 percent of the immigrants into the United States since 1961 come from countries that allow dual nationality and the exercise of civic rights and obligations that accompany it.
"The chief concern about dual citizenship it that it encourages or results in shallower attachments to the American national community," he finds. The most troubling group, he believes, are the Mexicans. He cites the views of academics and mutli-culturalists, hostile to traditional ways of propagating American patriotism and respect for national borders. He would remedy the situation as he sees it by providing both means, such as English language classes, to aid new arrivals to assimilate, and by making it a criminal offense to serve in the military or run for public office in another country. (EB, DKR)

NEW EXPANDED EDITION OF BRUNNER ON OSS WEAPONS - John W. Brunner, OSS Weapons (Williamstown, NJ: Phillips Publications, 276 pp. 165 b&w and 51 color photos, numerous drawings, list price $59.95, special price $50 including shipping in USA, $60 including shipping to Europe) The new edition follows a sold-out first edition published in 1994. Brunner's work is based on meticulous research, reflecting his career as a college professor as well as with the OSS. The result is a book that is widely considered the definitive work on the subject. (DKR)

Issues

DHS’S ALLEN FACES TOUGH TIME CONTROLING INTEL SHOPS - Calling the 22 DHS agencies the last, best hope for catching al-Qa’ida operatives who have already eluded US efforts overseas, Jeff Stein, CQ. com national security editor and AFIO member, says that concerning intelligence, the problem at the department is that it still does not have a centralized integrated database of its own intelligence. "It doesn’t know what it knows," he writes.
www.cq.com/public/20051123_homeland.html
The man coaxed out of retirement in September to put together DHS’s intelligence set up is Charlie Allen who spent 47 years at the CIA and was a legend some called an eccentric workaholic.
Deeply involved in various clandestine programs, the episode that may have best prepared him for DHS was his role in a little-known, closely held effort by CIA in the 1990s to reform US intelligence and herd its scattered agencies into a coordinated counterterrorism effort.
The problems were similar to ones he now faces, from the lack of an inventory control of reports and tasking orders to disparate e-mail systems and security badges. But the effort to integrate the intelligence agencies failed. "[C] controlling intelligence was more important than using it," according to Joan Dempsey, one of Allen’s three teammates. The failure was attributed to DCI Tenet’s alleged retreat from the effort.
At DHS, Allen has won a first round with his upgrading as the first chief intelligence officer there, reporting directly to Secretary Chertoff.
"What is unclear, however," said Rep. Rob Simmons, chairman of a Homeland Security subcommittee on intelligence and a former CIA officer himself, "is how the new office will be able to coordinate department-wide efforts without having management or budget authority over other intelligen0ce components."
According to a senior DHS consultant, Allen is already bumping up against powerful DHS fiefdoms, such as the Office of State and Local Government Coordination and managers of the Homeland Security Information Network. These remain firmly in the grip of the Homeland Security Operations Center run by Gen. Matthew Broderick (USMIC Ret.).
Without budget control over the 10 DHS agencies with intelligence shops, Allen "has to have the full support of Chertoff, and Chertoff has to have the president’s full support," said Rand Beers, who worked with Allen on classified programs for more than 25 years as a White House or State Department official in both Republican and Democratic administrations.
And Allen’s going to have to have good relations with DNI Negroponte, Beers added. The national intelligence directorate is yet another rival for the role DHS was supposed to have as the chief analyst and dispenser of domestic threat information, writes Stein.
Allen will also have to account for his performance in public.
He got a taste of that last month at the hands of Rep. Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts, who wearily remarked, "We’ve met all of your predecessors . . . ," and then proceeded to grill Allen on how closely he interacts with his scattered agency intelligence chiefs.
DHS spokeswoman Michelle Petrovich disputed the idea of resistance to Allen’s agenda from DHS units, saying the state and local office under its acting chief Chet Lunner, a former TSA official, was completely integrated into Allen’s office. She also said relations with Broderick’s Operations Center were good.
Allen may be off to a good start, says Stein, but he’s got a long ways to go to his ultimate goal of making DHS intelligence a true peer of the other agencies, with all the rights, responsibilities, and the respect that entails.
"That prospect might draw chuckles right now at the FBI and some other quarters of US intelligence," Stein concludes, "but there have been stranger turnarounds in Washington reputations," adding, "Just not very often." (Elizabeth B., DKR)


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

Careers
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AT&T Government Solutions is looking for a Project Analyst (Electronic Warfare) for a position in Washington, DC. Incumbent will provide technical and program management support to NAVSEA PMS435 Submarine Sensors Program Office, an will be responsible for technical and programmatic support of Photonics Mast ESM Performance Improvement (PEPI) program; review and development of program management and technical documentation, identification of issues, and
formulation of solutions. Incumbent will take a principal role in interfacing with technical support and design agents (field activities, contractors, test facilities, etc.), Ship Acquisition Program/Project Manager (SHAPM) and Program Executive Office (PEO) staffs, and program sponsors and directors (OPNAV, etc.) Collateral duty includes support of submarine imaging and electronic warfare information assurance (IA). Required Qualifications: BS in Electrical Engineering, 3 to 5 years experience. Experience with Electronic Warfare systems and/or Information Assurance highly desirable. Secret clearance required to start, TS/SCI preferred, must be eligible for upgrade to TS/SCI. Must have Some (about monthly) travel required.
Inquiries and applications should be directed to Susan Seiler susanseiler@att.com, or call 703-506-5502 [NortonNet]

KPMG is seeking Senior Associates to join its Federal Risk Advisory Services practice in its Washington, D.C. office.
Responsibilities: -Review and evaluate complex federal financial statements and transaction flow, financial risk, financial reporting and accounting transactions processes including controls -Perform analysis of commitments, obligations, accrued expenditures, and supporting documents to assess the accuracy and timeliness of financial transactions.
-Develop briefing papers based on the results of review containing recommendations for improvement.
Qualifications: Candidates must have: -BA or BS degree (from an accredited college/university) in Accounting or a related discipline -Minimum of two to five years of experience in providing accounting/financial advisory services to federal entities (DoD and/or Intelligence experience is desired) -Minimum of one year of supervisory experience is a must, overseeing large advisory projects in a variety of financial management disciplines -Experience in accounting theory and research, plus knowledge of the U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) -Experience with key Federal systems and processes (Fund Balance with Treasury, property accountability, accounts receivables and/or payables, General
Ledger) -Active Top Secret Government Security clearance, preferably with SCI
Please send resumes and or inquiries to Lisa Winski at LWINSKI@KPMG.com 202-533-6704 [NortonNet]

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: 14 vacancy announcements for positions at DHS-headquarters. These positions are also posted on www.usajobs.opm.gov

Director, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilitzation, ES-1102
Security Specialist GS-0080-13/14
Security Specialist GS-0080-13/14
Director, Homeland Security Operations Center ES-0301
Program Analyst (Internal Control) GS-0343-13/14
Physical Security Specialist GS-0080-12/13
Physical Security Specialist GS-0080-12/13
Industrial Hygienist GS-0690-14/15
Safety & Occupational Health Manager GS-0018-113
Management & Program Analyst GS-0343-13
Microbiologist GS-0403-15
IT Specialist GS-2210-13
Supervisory Program Analyst GS-0343-14
Auditor (IT) (Senior Auditor (IT)) GS-0511-13

Meta-Systems Documentation, Inc. is currently seeking experienced Technical/Engineering Writers with active TS/SCI (w/poly) security clearances to work on current projects in No. Virginia. Candidates must have experience working with hardware and/or software engineers and be familiar with the processes of version control and configuration management. Successful candidates will be part of a documentation team. They will be assigned to work with specific engineers and will be  responsible for developing and maintaining specific documents. Professional references are required, as is an Associates or Bachelor's degree in a technical or engineering-related discipline or 5+ years of equivalent experience. Inquiries and resumes may be directed to Dave Jordan at (301)703-4080, davej@msd-corp.com or via fax at (301)703-4081.

Senior Facility Systems Technician - Fort Gordon, Georgia   TS/SCI Clearance Required  Qualified Candidate will demonstrate experience/success in the following:
-Required military and/or advanced specialized in-depth technical   education and a minimum of six years of advanced specialized technical experience.   Expertise in the design, testing, evaluation, reengineering, fielding, integration, training, and performance of complex system and subsystem diagnostics.  Specific experience in Senior Facility Systems Technician (SFST), fault isolation and resolution of tactical and strategic environmental systems and their sophisticated electronic support systems. Experience in design, installation, and sustainment of computer controlled environmental systems in mobile secure facilities. Inquiries and applications should be directed to Jamie Rudzenski at 703-365-8801, jrudzenski@oberonassociates.com.

Technical Instructor / Communications Engineer - Ft. Bragg, North Carolina  Secret Clearance Required  Qualified Candidate will demonstrate experience/success in the following: -Knowledge/experience in Special Operations communications systems including High Frequency (HF) Satellite Communications (SATCOM) and Very High Frequency (VHF) tactical communications, clandestine/conventional communications techniques. -Knowledge in Special Forces Tactical Operations.  -Knowledge/experience in Radio Wave Theory, antenna design/application in a tactical environment  -Knowledge/experience in radio maintenance up to organizational level.  -Experience in training in classroom and field environments utilizing conventional and alternative teaching techniques.  .Inquiries and applications should be directed to Jamie Rudzenski at 703-365-8801, jrudzenski@oberonassociates.com

Biometric Database Developer - Charlottesville, Virginia  Interim Secret Clearance Required  -The qualified candidate will work on the Biometric Intelligence Resource (BIR) Implementation Support mission, installing and maintaining an Oracle database, and will conduct data migration from SQL Server to Oracle database. -Experience with MS SQL Server and Oracle (10g Preferred) as well as the
ability to maintain large-scale database installation and familiarity with database specific data migration tools are required. Inquiries and applications should be directed to Jamie Rudzenski at 703-365-8801, jrudzenski@oberonassociates.com

Notes:

PLAME QUITS CIA - The leak of Valerie Plame’s identity as a CIA operative effectively ended her career and she is leaving the agency this month, the New York Post cited friends and colleagues as saying.
www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/58558.htm
Plame, 42, wife of former ambassador and Iraq war critic Joseph Wilson, will retire after 20 years tracking WMD proliferators, agency officials confirmed. She will become a full-time mom to five-year old twins, the Post said.
Plame's exposure as a CIA operative in a 2003 column by Robert Novak lead to the leak probe that resulted in the indictment in October of "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Cheney's chief-of-staff.
Plame remained at the CIA for the past year in order to be eligible for a full pension. She loved her work, said Jane Honikman, described as a long-time friend. "But her life was turned upside down. She was going into work and nobody was talking to her." (PJK, DKR)

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FOCUS GROUP SEEKS ONE HOUR COMMITMENT FROM PARTICIPANTS - Lend your expertise to the Civilian Linguist Reserve Corps Concept - The NSEP is conducting a feasibility study for the proposed Civilian Linguist Reserve Corps (CLRC). The CLRC, proposed by Congress, would create a corps of language professionals, willing to serve the US in times of need. In return, volunteers may receive annual language and occupational training, pay when activated, and other benefits. The feasibility study, mandated by Congress in 2005, will provide critical design information to the Congress as the CLRC moves forward. As part of the feasibility study, the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language will perform opinion research on potential recruits to assess their inclination towards such a Corps. UM-CASL invites you to participate in a focus group on the Corps, to be held xxx at place. The focus group serves as a first-stage “reality check” in the feasibility study. The focus group will require one hour of your time, and light refreshments will be provided. Contact: Dr. William P. Rivers, wrivers@casl.umd.edu, 301-226-8812 or Dr. John P. Robinson, robinson@socy.umd.edu, 301-405-5734  The anticipated date for participation is 14 December.  Please reply ASAP if you wish to participate.  A January date is also being considered. Participants sought: U.S. Citizens, U.S. National, U.S. Permanent Legal Residents who have an Alien Registration Receipt Card, Retired and Former Federal Employees, Retired and Former Military Personnel, and Current Federal Employees (not in a designated language job)
Background on the Civilian Linguist Reserve Corps - The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language is conducting a feasibility study for the Civilian Linguist Reserve Corps (CLRC), under a contract from the National Security Education Program. The Civilian Linguist Reserve Corps has been proposed by the US Congress as a way of recruiting US citizens with language skills into part-time civilian service with the US government, as a way of augmenting the current civilian workforce. More than 80 federal agencies require some form of language skill in the performance of their missions – including the intelligence agencies ,the Department of State, the federal law enforcement agencies, the Centers for Disease Control, FEMA, and many others. As the events of the past several years have shown, the US Government does not have enough linguistically skilled people in its workforce. The CLRC would allow US citizens to serve part time in the Federal civilian workforce. Individuals would volunteer for either a 5-6 year commitment to work with a particular agency on a regular basis, or a 10-12 year commitment to be “on-call” to help any federal agency. While actively working, participants would be treated as civilian Federal employees, with all of the pay, benefits, and rights and obligations of civilian employees. In addition, participants would be expected to maintain their language skills, and would receive training support for doing so. The CLRC would not be a military reserve; members would have the right to refuse deployment, but would be required to pay the US government back for training and education received through the CLRC.

Obituaries:

GUST L. AVRAKOTOS -- A 27-year CIA Operations pro, he died in McLean, VA, on 1 December of complications arising from a stroke and a prolonged illness. Avrakotos, the son of working-class Greek immigrants from the steel workers' town of Aliquippa, Pa, joined CIA in 1961 and, after training at Camp Peary, served in the Directorate of Operations where he was posted to Athens, where, as a Greek speaker, he remained until 1978. While in Greece, on April 21, 1967, a  military junta seized power in Athens and suspended democratic and constitutional government. Avrakotos became the CIA's chief liaison with the Greek colonels. After the fall of the colonels' regime, the 17 November terrorist organization assassinated CIA's Athens station chief, Richard Welch, on Dec. 23, 1975, and Avrakotos reluctantly left Greece. He returned to Headquarters to work with Charlie Wilson in the war in Afghanistan to overthrow the Soviets. His uncommon skill was carefully described in George Crile's 2003 Atlantic Monthly book "Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History."  Gust retired from the Agency in 1986. Survivors are his wife, Claudette; his son, Gregory; daughter-in-law, Heather; granddaughters, Alexandra and Katherine and his extended family.  They don't make many "Give me the assignment, I'll make it happen" types like this any longer. (JFQ / EB / DKR)

ANITA ADOLPH POTOCKI - Potocki was the first treasurer of AFIO, a position she held from 1977 to 1979. An AFIO life member and one of its early co-founders, she was also active in the OSS Society. She served on the CI staff, formerly of Division D.  She died in Arlington, VA, on 26 November. She was predeceased by her husband, William F. Potocki, and is survived by three nephews. (Irene B., DKR)


Coming Events

 

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 

 

7 December 2005 [Wed] - Las Vegas, NV - AFIO Las Vegas Chapter Meeting at 6 p.m. at Nellis Air Force Base Adversarial Threat Training Facility and Air Museum, hosted by Lt Col Peter J. Lambert, USAF Commander, 547th Intelligence Squadron (IS) In addition, Lt Col Lambert is permitting the Chapter Membership to Tour the ATTF Air Museum (a formerly classified facility) Please note that due to the Nellis AFB security requirements for attendance, we are required to submit the names of those (members and guests) planning to attend the meeting (and who do not have active or retired military ID) to our contact NOT LATER THAN 4 P.M. THIS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2005. You must RSVP so that all names are on the admit list with base security (even if a tentative) by 4 p.m. Thursday, so that you (and guests) names are added to list. No allowances for late RSVPs. The names will be submitted this Friday, in order to meet the 72-hour requirement (i.e., Monday RSVPs are too late). The Chapter will host Pizza with Salad after the general meeting at the ATTF. Place: The Adversarial Threat Training Facility and Air Museum, Nellis Air Force Base. All guests must use the main gate located at the intersection on Craig and Las Vegas Blvd. 5871 Fitzgerald Blvd., Nellis AFB, NV 89191 Phone: 702-644-2582  Again, due to Nellis AFB security requirements, you will need to RSVP no later than COB Thursday, December 1st. You may e-mail the chapter representative Christine J. Eppley at  EPPLEY@nv.doe.gov  or call her at 702-295-0073 if you have any questions. They look forward to seeing you!

 

9 December 05 - East Haddam, CT - The Nathan Hale Society Founding.  At a meeting planned for noon at the Nathan Hale Schoolhouse -- a society will be founded dedicated to upholding of the memory of the young man who was the first American spy killed in the line of duty when, on 22 September 1776, he was hanged by the British in New York.  At the meeting, the basics of the society will be discussed, officers elected and membership fees fixed. At first life memberships will be open to those with a collateral connection to Hale. A supporting/regular membership is also to be established. Originally scheduled for 6 December, the meeting was postponed because of expected heavy snow in the area. Those interested in membership or attending the organizing meeting may contact Stephen Shaw at stephen@whoistheoldguy.com or 860-916-1804.

 

12-13 December 2005 - Miami, FL - NARCO TERRORISM AND PERSONNEL RECOVERY - This conference is sponsored by the St. Mary's University Center for Terrorism Law. Keynote speaker will be Gen. Charles H. Wilhelm (USMC ret.). Panels will deal with Narco-Terrorism, Technology Issues, Personnel Recovery and Border Issues. Registration Fee is $195. For more information and registration go to www.stmarytx.edu/ctl or call 210-431-2219.

 

13 December 05 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers Club's, MacDill Air Force Base. The speaker at this meeting is Fred Wettering, a 36 year veteran of CIA, who served as the National Intelligence Officer for Africa. In addition to Africa, he served in Europe, the Middle East, and taught at the National War College. Details are available from COL Nathaniel Alderman, Jr., AldermanNJ@aol.com.

 

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/ 

 

16 December 05 [Friday] - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metropolitan Chapter hosts evening talk on "INTELLIGENCE CHALLENGES: THE POST 9/11 WORLD" with Jack Devine, former CIA Acting and Associate DDO. Devine had supervisory authority over thousands of CIA employees involved in sensitive missions throughout the world. He also headed the Agency's Counternarcotics Center in the early 1990s and the Afghan Task force in the mid-1980s. Mr. Devine's experience with the US Government includes postings to the UK, Italy, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico and Chile. During his more than thirty years with CIA, he was involved in organizing, planning and executing countless sensitive projects in virtually all areas of intelligence, including analysis, operations, technology and management. Jack Devine is the recipient of the Agency's Distinguished Intelligence Medal and several meritorious awards. Devine is a founding partner and President of the Arkin Group LLC, a firm specializing in international crisis management, strategic intelligence, investigative research and business problem solving. He resides in New York City and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Preceding Devine will be a brief talk by
Julie Anderson, NY Metro Chapter VP/Treasurer, on her PhD dissertation topic: The Russian Intelligence Services - Here Today, Still Here Tomorrow.
TIME: 5 - 6 p.m. - Registration; 6 - 7:15 p.m. Devine speaks; 7:15 - 8 p.m. reception and refreshments.
COST: $40/pp Registration in Advance: Mail checks payable to Jerry Goodwin, 530 Park Ave 15B, New York, NY 10021, or register via email to afiometro@yahoo.com  or by phone at 212-308-1450 and Pay at the Door
Or register at the door: No Advance Notice. Checks/Cash Accepted, sorry, no credit cards.
WHERE: Society of Illustrators Building, 128 E 63rd St, Manhattan between Park and Lexington.

 

Tuesday, 10 January 06 - Washington, DC - Transforming U.S. Intelligence: The Inside View; 6:30 pm "If intelligence cannot hope to bat a thousand, it still must aim to win the World Series." - Jennifer E. Sims For pointed and practical advice on intelligence reform, nothing beats the recommendations of people from deep inside the intelligence establishment itself. Burton Gerber, a veteran CIA case officer who served 39 years as an operations officer and was chief of station in three Communist countries, and Jennifer E. Sims, former deputy assistant secretary of state for intelligence coordination, have recently co-edited Transforming U.S. Intelligence. Drawing on the issues covered by operators, analysts, and senior managers in this comprehensive book, they and contributor Ambassador at Large Henry A. Crumpton, State Department coordinator for counterterrorism, will illuminate current and potential intelligence challenges, the application of new technologies to existing policies, and coping with management concerns. Audience participation in this penetrating conversation will be strongly encouraged. www.spymuseum.org to register.

 

19 January 2006 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Rocky Mountain Chapter of AFIO will hold its next meeting at the Falcon Room of the USAF Academy's Officers Club. Richard (Dick) Durham will be the speaker on the subject of "SALT 1 and Intelligence Incidents". Meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. with lunch being served at 12:00 noon. Cost is the same $12.00 for either chicken or beef (a full lunch). Reservations must be made by January 16, 2006 to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or by e-mail to: Riverwear53@aol.com.

 

Thursday, 19 January 06 - Washington, DC - The Report of the Anglo-Polish Historical Committee Volume I: Intelligence Co-operation between Poland and Great Britain during World War II. 12 noon - 1 pm Cracking Enigma was just the beginning. When Poland shared their code breaking methods and machines with Britain, it was the start of an extraordinary relationship that helped win World War II. From smuggling parts of a German V2 rocket bomb into the UK hidden in a bicycle to reporting on Nazi activity, Polish intelligence played a crucial role in key decision making in London and Washington. Now scholars from the UK and Poland have joined forces to reveal this little-known wartime cooperation. Join Dr. Jan Ciechanowski and Dr. Rafal Wnuk, both contributors to the book, who will travel from Poland to tell this remarkable story. FREE LUNCHTIME AUTHOR DEBRIEFING AND BOOK SIGNING ; www.spymuseum.org.

 

January 26-27, 2006 - Arlington, VA - Homeland Defense Journal Training on "Terrorism and the Suicide Bomb Attack" at the NRECA Executive Conference Center (Lobby Level - Conference Room CC1), 4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22203 **Includes a Special Segment on How to Better Prepare for a Bomb Threat and Implement Countermeasures** Visit their web site at www.homelanddefensejournal.com for more information!

 

Thursday, 26 January 06 - Washington, DC - The FBI and the Weather Underground; 6:30 pm "Within the next 14 days we will attack a symbol or institution of American injustice." - Bernadine Dohrn, Weather Underground Organization (WUO) founder  In the late 1960s and early 1970s long-simmering public unrest over the Vietnam War, social reform, and civil rights erupted into violent radical protest. When the Weather Underground began a series of bombings - including strikes on the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon - as acts of war against the United States, its young members became the target of one of the largest FBI manhunts in history. Bill Ayers, a founding member of the militant political organization and author of Fugitive Days, will recount the origins of the WUO, its purpose, as well as his own evolving feelings about its actions and legacy. Don Strickland, a former FBI agent assigned to the WUO case, will discuss the Bureau's wide-ranging efforts to deal with the WUO's violent acts and track down Underground fugitives, many of whom had become skillful in adopting aliases, forging identification, and selecting hideouts. Join these two former adversaries for an evening of reflection and revelation about an incendiary time in American history. www.spymuseum.org to register.

 

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

 

Wednesday, 8 February 06 - Werner I. Juretzko: An American Spy in the Hands of the Stasi; 6:30 pm "Suddenly, I heard loud knocks at the door. That moment, I knew I was dead meat." - Werner I. Juretzko Interrogation, torture, execution - these were the grim prospects awaiting a Western agent captured by the Stasi, the hated and feared East German state security service. Werner I. Juretzko, an agent for United States Army Intelligence (G-2), survived six years in Stasi torture chambers undergoing brutal interrogations and threat of death until he was released in a spy-swap just days after the Berlin Wall went up. As a passionate anti-communist, Juretzko's spy career began when he agreed to infiltrate the West German Communist Party in 1949. His success led to his recruitment by G-2 as an undercover political operative in East Germany and Poland. His tale of betrayal and loss reveals firsthand the stark reality of Cold War espionage. www.spymuseum.org to register

 

Thursday, 16 February 06 - Washington, DC - The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy; 12 noon - 1 pm   Congressional criticism, aggressive oversight alternating with extreme passivity, tight purse strings: the CIA's first 15 years. When David M. Barrett used newly declassified documents, personal interviews, and exhaustive research to explore the CIA's formative years, he found a world of secret budgeting, covert action, and spymasters on Capitol Hill. Barrett's profile of the Agency's early successes and failures will provide a fascinating context for anyone interested in the current debates over the Agency's ultimate fate. FREE LUNCHTIME AUTHOR DEBRIEFING AND BOOK SIGNING www.spymuseum.org.

 

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/ 

 

Thursday, 23 February 06 - Washington, DC - The Impossible Spy; 6:30 - 9:15 pm "What if I were to tell you that there are many Eli Cohens? And that if they are successful, you will never hear of them?" - former Mossad chief, Isser Harel Forty years ago, Eliahu ben Shaul Cohen was sentenced to death by a Syrian military tribunal and executed. At the time of his arrest, Cohen - an undercover agent for Israel's intelligence agency Mossad - had become so popular among the Syrian leadership that he was being considered for the post of Deputy Defense Minister. This 1987 film captures the true story of this unlikely spy - from his hesitant response to recruitment to his enthusiastic adjustment to life as a Syrian powerbroker. Join Wesley Britton, author of Beyond Bond: Spies in Fiction and Film, as he describes this film's unique place in the world of onscreen espionage and its depiction of the Middle East, and Harvey Chertok, the movie's executive producer, for the film's fascinating back story. www.spymuseum.org to register.

 

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.

 

Tuesday, 7 March 06 - Washington, DC - Hot Science and Cool Analysis; 6:30 pm "The analysis came down firmly on both sides of the issue." - Former Director of Central Intelligence Robert Gates in From the Shadows Spies gather data, analysts make sense of it, and scientists develop the tools that help them do both. In this program, you will have the rare opportunity to see demonstrations of the latest technology developed through research now being conducted by the University of Maryland Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC) - and then use that technology to gather and analyze information about a fabricated espionage case. Using cutting-edge science, spy skills, and savvy, you will ferret out a double agent on this fast track assignment. Ebeam lithography, particle identification, and voice-changing technology are just some of the super-science technology you will use to shut down a shady operation. Co-sponsored by MRSEC. www.spymuseum.org to register

 

8 March 2006 - College Station, TX - Future of Transatlantic Security Relations - Speakers and panels will examine US and European foreign and defense policies, military strategies and contrasting US and European perspectives on:  grand strategy; US basing realignments; complementary US and European initiatives for expanding regional and out-of-region security, stability, peacekeeping and power projection roles and missions; and homeland security and terrorism.  The conference will be open to Texas A&M and other regional university faculty, students, and community members. The George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University will host the conference at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center in College Station. See http://bush.tamu.edu 

 

Thursday, 16 March 06 - Washington, DC - The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America’s Greatest Female Spy; 12 noon - 1 pm Virginia Hall, Baltimore's answer to Sydney Bristow. This amazing spy was SOE's go-to agent in World War II France before she had to flee for her life with Klaus Barbie, “the Butcher of Lyon,” hot on her trail. During her second trip to Nazi-occupied France on an OSS mission, Hall, disguised as a peasant, radioed vital info to London and ran a Resistance circuit that helped pave the way for the Allied invasion. For her work, she received the coveted Distinguished Service Cross. That was just the start of a career that continued with the CIA in Latin America. Join Judith L. Pearson for a celebration of the vaunted career of "The Limping Lady."  FREE LUNCHTIME AUTHOR DEBRIEFING AND BOOK SIGNING www.spymuseum.org

 

7-9 May 06 - Bethesda, MD - 2nd Annual INTELCON [National Intelligence Conference and Exposition] - To emphasize practical applications and techniques  INTELCON combines an educational program which focuses 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 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.IntelConference.US  (2006)

 

7 May 2006 - Tyson's Corner, VA - XXXII NMIA Anniversary and Awards Banquet - The National Military Intelligence Association holds this annual event in honor of distinguished individuals who have provided outstanding contributions to military intelligence and who represent the epitome of intelligence professional performance. Selections for the awards are made by the service intelligence chiefs and the directors of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Please contact Debra Davis nmia@adelphia.net  The Event is being held at the Sheraton-Premiere Hotel. NMIA is a worthwhile organization and deserving of your support.

 

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.

 

3-8 September 2006 - Oxford, England - Spies, Lies & Intelligence Conference - From the historical certainties of World War II, through the treacheries and ultimate triumphs of the Cold War, we have emerged into an age when "Terror" is the West's new political and security watchword. This five-day conference brings together authors, experts and intelligence practitioners of international standing and examines the evolution of intelligence, espionage and deception across more than half a century. Please direct all enquiries and bookings to: The Steward's Office, Christ Church OXFORD OX1 1DP. Tel: +44 (0)1865 286848 Email: conflict@chch.ox.ac.uk or to kerry.deeley@chch.ox.ac.uk   (DKR)

 

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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