AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #09-06 dated 27 February 2006

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MITRE Employment Open House
MITRE is hosting an Open House in McLean, VA Tuesday March 7, 2006, from 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 we do, how you might fit in, and why we are one of Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For. Attendees should possess a current Secret (or higher) clearance and a track record of success in any of the following areas:
- Systems Engineering (Sensors, Complex Systems, Biometrics, Networks, Geospatial); - SIGINT Engineering; - Software & Data Engineering; - Enterprise Architecture; - Information Security & Information Assurance; - Cost and Acquisition Analysis; - Contracts Administration; - Communications Engineers (Missile Defense, SATCOM); - Electronic and Financial Crime Intelligence Analysis; - Healthcare Informatics; - Homeland Security/Critical Infrastructure Analysis; - Modeling and Simulation Engineering; - Operations Research Analysis; - Organizational Change Management - Communications; - Program Management/Earned Value Management; - Software Packaging/Radia Engineering; - Oracle Financials Development
To Attend - Please bring several copies of your resume to share with hiring managers. For security reasons, you will need to present a photo ID to enter the Mitre complex.
Directions - The Open House will be held in the MITRE Conference Center located at 7525 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA. Just follow the Open House signs on Colshire Drive to their free parking area and their Conference Center entrance, or click here http://www.mitre.org/about/locations/mitre1_map.html for detailed directions.


AFIO National Luncheon
Friday, 17 March 2006
Dr. John A. Kringen, Director of Intelligence, CIA
on "INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS - Target-Centric, Strategic Analysis for Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence"
 and Dr. Paul R. Pillar, former National Intelligence Officer
for the Near East and South Asia, NIC, CIA, on
"The Intelligence-Policy Relationship After Iraq"
Holiday Inn, Tyson's Corner, VA
10:30 Registration; 11 a.m. Dr. Pillar;
Noon - Lunch; 12:40 Dr. Kringen address, followed by Q&A
2:00 p.m. Close of Program
$37.95pp
Space Very Limited. Register NOW.

SECURE ONLINE REGISTRATION

 

SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

USMC INTELLIGENCE SAID TO BE PROBING IRANIAN MINORITIES

INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES BACKED DUBAI PURCHASE

SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

FBI REFUSES TO GIVE STING INFORMATION, ACCUSED ARMS DEALER FREED

BND GAVE US SADDAM'S PLAN TO DEFEND BAGHDAD

SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

MUSLIM HACKERS MOUNT BIGGEST POLITICAL CYBERATTACK

ARMY REQUIRES ALL INTERNAL SITES TO BE KEPT ON ITS PORTAL

USAF ADDS NEW IT MONIKER

SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

RIGHTS VS. SECURITY

CUBAN CRISIS MANEUVERS

THE PURSUIT OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH

Issues

FBI AGENTS OBJECTED TO MILITARY INTERROGATION TECHNIQUES

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

 

Careers

MITRE HOSTS OPEN HOUSE - 7 MARCH 06 - IN McLEAN, VA

SEEKING FORMER NAVSEA or VIRTUAL SYSCOM OFFICER/CIVILIAN MANAGER

INTELLIGENCE RECRUITMENT VIA COMPUTER SIMULATIONS

Notes

KAZAKH INTELLIGENCE CHIEF RESIGNS AFTER MURDER

Announcement

SCIF SPACE FOR RENT - MERRIFIELD, VA

Obituary

RICHARD KOVICH

JAMES C. VORSTEG

Coming Events 

4 March 06 - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hosts MG Chuck Scanlon at Luncheon
4 March 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting

4 March 06 - Seattle, WA - The Pacific Northwest AFIO Chapter (Washington/Oregon) meets at Boeing Museum of Flight
7 March 06 - McLean, VA - MITRE Corp Open House. See details here....
7 March 06 (Tues) - Washington, DC - Hot Science and Cool Analysis - Spy Museum
8 March 06 - College Station, TX - Future of Transatlantic Security Relations
14 - 17 March 06 - San Antonio, TX - Seminar on Investigating and Prosecuting Terrorism - DOJ, USAO, FBI, and St Mary's University
16 March 06 - Colorado Spring, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club
16 March 06 (Thurs) - Washington, DC - The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America’s Greatest Female Spy - Spy Museum
*** 17 March 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Intelligence Analysis - Director of Intelligence, CIA, Others
20-21 March 06 - Washington, DC - The National Security and Law Society - EMININT 2006
20-22 March 06 - Ft Lauderdale, FL - The Maritime Security Council hosts "Maritime Security -- Partnerships in International Commerce"
21 - 26 March 06 - Salzburg, Austria - COUNTER-TERRORISM IN EUROPE & AMERICA
Friday, 24 March 06 - New York, NY - AFIO Metro New York Chapter hosts evening meeting on Internet Security
7-9 April 06 - Tutzing, Germany - 12th Annual Meeting of the Intl Intelligence History Association [IIHA] 'History of the BND"
11 April 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets 11:30 a.m. at MacDill Air Force Base O'Club to hear Fred Rustmann
** 21-22 April 06 - Great Lakes, IL - AFIO Midwest Chapter Holds Two Day Symposium **
24-28 April 06 - Mexico City, Mexico - The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts hosts Training Conference.
7-9 May 06 - Bethesda, MD - 2nd Annual INTELCON Exhibition and Symposium
7 May 06 - Tyson's Corner, VA - XXXII NMIA Anniversary and Awards Banquet
18 May 06 - Colorado Spring, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club
2 June 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
27-29 June 06 - Lyon, France - Complex Asian Crime Symposium 2006
3-8 September 06 - Oxford, England - Spies, Lies & Intelligence Conference
8 September 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
14 September 06 - Colorado Spring, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club
3rd or 4th week October 06 - McLean, VA - AFIO National Intelligence Symposium - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
10 October 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter - at MacDill AFB O'Club
20-21 October 06 - Lubbock, TX - Texas Tech and CIA's Center for Study of Intelligence co-host "Intelligence in the Vietnam War,"
16 November 06 - Colorado Spring, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club

1 December 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
5-7 December 06 - Chantilly, VA - MASINT V, The MASINT Association’s Annual Conference

 


SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

USMC INTELLIGENCE SAID TO BE PROBING IRANIAN MINORITIES - USMC intelligence has launched a probe into Iran’s
ethnic minorities, the Financial Times reported on 23 February, citing Iranian activists as its source.
registration.ft.com/registration/barrier?referer=&location=http%3A//news.ft.com/cms/s/2f2ce346-a4db-11da-897c-00007792340.html 
DoD, according to the sources, was looking into the depth and nature of grievances against the Tehran government and appeared to be studying whether Iran would be prone to fragmentation.
US intelligence experts suggested the Marines’ effort could indicate early stages of contingency plans for ground assault on Iran or be an attempt to evaluate the implications of the unrest in Iranian regions bordering those where Marines are stationed in Iraq as well as checking on Iranian infiltration of Iraq.
Other experts affiliated to the Pentagon suggested the investigation merely underlined that intelligence wings of the US military were seeking to justify their existence at a time of plentiful funding.
A spokesman, Lt. Colonel Rick Long USMC, confirmed the Corps had commissioned Hicks and Associates, a defense contractor, to conduct two research projects into Iraqi and Iranian ethnic groups.
Hicks and Associates is a wholly owned subsidiary of Science Applications International Corp., a defense contractor involved in prewar planning for Iraq.
The study on Iraq was completed in late 2003 and the Iran study finished late last year. (DKR)

INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES BACKED DUBAI PURCHASE - US intelligence agencies supported Dubai Ports World's purchase of Peninsula & Oriental, the British company running terminals at six American seaports and so informed the Treasury interagency committee that approved the deal, the Washington Post of 25 February reported senior administration officials as saying.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/24/AR2006022401810.html
The Intelligence Community Acquisition Risk Center, a new organization under ODNI, conducted the studies, an official told the Post. The center normally does broad threat analyses of foreign commercial entities that seek to do business with US intelligence agencies, according to the paper. (DKR)


SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

FBI REFUSES TO GIVE STING INFORMATION, ACCUSED ARMS DEALER FREED - An arms dealer walked free from the Old Bailey on 24 February after a terrorist trial collapsed when FBI agents refused to reveal information about their operation to capture an arsenal of weapons, The Times (London) reported.
www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,175-2057337,00.html
Syed Bukhari, 46, from London, was accused of plotting to sell £26 million ($45.4 million) of Russian surface-to-air missiles and other weapons to an undercover FBI agent posing as a dealer for the Colombian Marxist FARC. Legal experts said the failure of the case highlighted the problems for foreign law-enforcement agencies involved in counter-terror operations in Britain and raised questions about how investigators can operate under Britain's Terrorism Act.
Judge Stephen Kramer halted the trial halfway through, ordering the Crown to hand over more sensitive documents from US law-enforcement officials. But the FBI refused to supply the documents and Bukhari was formally discharged after spending 19 months in custody.
According to the FBI, Bukhari agreed to supply 200 Igla SA18, regarded as the most advanced of its type of anti-aircraft missile and said to be able to defeat missile-avoidance technology. He was also accused of dealing in rocket-propelled grenades and 900 AK47 rifles. (DKR)

BND GAVE US SADDAM'S PLAN TO DEFEND BAGHDAD - Two BND agents in Baghdad obtained a copy of Saddam's plan to defend it which a German official passed on to American commanders a month before the invasion, the New York Times of 27 February reported a classified US military study as saying.
www.nytimes.com/2006/02/27/politics/27germans.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin
An account of the German role in acquiring a copy of the plan is contained in a study prepared in 2005 by the US Joint Forces Command. In February 2003, a German intelligence officer in Qatar provided a copy of the BND report to a DIA official. DIA shared the plan with the CENTCOM's J-2 office, or intelligence division. J-2 supplied information for the US report.
In providing the plan, German intelligence offered more significant assistance to the United States than Berlin, whose declared policy opposed the war, has publicly acknowledged, the Times said. The plan gave the American military an extraordinary window into Iraq's top-level deliberations, including where and how Saddam planned to deploy his most loyal troops, said the daily.
"When the bombs started falling, the agents ceased ops and went to the French Embassy," said the report
On 18 December 2002, Saddam unveiled a new defense plan, former Iraqi officers and government officials told American interrogators. His instructions were to mass troops along several defensive rings near the capital, including a red line that Republican Guard troops would hold to the end.
In a report released on 23 February, German officials said much of their assistance was restricted to identifying civilian sites so they would not be attacked by mistake.
Ulrich Wilhelm, chief spokesman for the German government, declined to comment on the role of the German agents.
Egypt and Saudi Arabia, also on record as against the invasion, provided more help than they have disclosed, the Times said. Egypt gave access for refueling planes, while Saudi Arabia allowed US Special Ops forces to initiate attacks from its territory, United States military officials said. (DKR)


SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

MUSLIM HACKERS MOUNT BIGGEST POLITICAL CYBERATTACK - Muslim hackers, angered by the publication of cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, have defaced nearly 3,000 Danish Web sites in the past month in what could be the biggest politically motivated cyberattack to date, UPI reported on 24 February.
www.washingtontimes.com/world/20060223-114201-4495r.htm
The worldwide protests may prove to be something of a coming-of-age moment for Islamic extremists committed to electronic terrorist attacks, the Times commented. "They see this as a huge opportunity," said Stephen Ulph, a terrorism analyst with the Jamestown Foundation who monitors Web forums and chat rooms used by Muslim hackers. "You can feel the excitement. ... There's a sense that they can make a real difference."
Roberto Preatoni, founder and administrator of Zone-H.org, which tracks Web attacks, says his site has monitored 2,817 defacements of Danish sites since 21January when the cartoon controversy first boiled over. "That is at least 10 times, maybe more like 20 times, the number of attacks we would expect in such a time frame," he said.
In addition to the Danish sites, thousands of Web sites in Europe and Israel have been defaced. (DKR)

ARMY REQUIRES ALL INTERNAL SITES TO BE KEPT ON ITS PORTAL - The Army will require all internal Web sites to reside on Army Knowledge Online, the service’s portal, FCW.com reported on 24 February.
www.fcw.com/article92409-02-24-06-Web
The Army CIO was working on a new policy that will mandate that all service Web sites and portals sit behind AKO. An exception is the Army home page on DefenseLink, the DoD home page. The new policy will create a common online entrance for the Army and has the support of service leaders, said Vernon Bettencourt, the service’s deputy CIO. He spoke 22 February at a luncheon briefing of the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council.
The Army and the Defense Information Systems Agency were continuing to discuss extending AKO across DoD, Bettencourt said. AKO would become Defense Knowledge Online and be used for making available software under DISA’s Net-Centric Enterprise Services program, an $800 million initiative providing all DoD personnel with a suite of information technology tools including search, discovery, collaboration and information assurance. (DKR)

USAF ADDS NEW IT MONIKER - USAF IT is adding a new moniker as the service reorganizes its headquarters staff structure to assimilate names of the military services and combatant commands, FCW.com reported on 23 February.
www.fcw.com/article92412-02-23-06-Web
The Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Chief of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, which goes by the acronym SAF/XC, will also receive the designation A6-Communications. SAF/XC. A6-Communications will continue to perform the same duties as SAF/XC, overseeing the service’s warfighting IT, business IT and communications functions.
The Air Staff at Headquarters Air Force adopted the new organizational structure earlier this month. It closely mirrors the Army’s G-staff, the Navy's N-staff and the joint J-staff. The changes at the service’s major commands and warfighter headquarters will occur by May, according to an Air Force statement issued late last month. (DKR)

 


SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

RIGHTS VS. SECURITY - Alasdair Roberts, Government Secrecy in the Information Age (Cambridge University Press, 300 pp. $27)
Roberts, a lawyer, covers the conflict between expanding national security measures and protection of civil rights, showing on the way how governments around the world go to great lengths to dodge openness laws. He shows there are numerous ways for them to subvert right-to-know laws without technically breaking any.
His message is that the right to know is not guaranteed, but is a struggle worth pursuing. (DKR)

CUBAN CRISIS MANEUVERS - Norman Polmar, John D. Gresham, foreword by Tom Clancy, DEFCON-2: Standing on the Brink of Nuclear War During the Cuban Missile Crisis (Wiley, 416 pp. $27.95)
Military analysts Polmar and Gresham detail how military maneuvers undertaken months in advance led to the tense missile showdown.
The authors interviewed Russian, American and Cuban military men who had leading roles in the showdown and provide new information on how the Soviet Union moved a small nuclear arsenal to Cuba. They blend events at sea and in the air with accounts of the political and intelligence operations in Washington and Moscow. (DKR)

THE PURSUIT OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH - James L. Swanson, Manhunt: The Twelve-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer (Morrow, 432 pp. $26.95)
Swanson, a member of the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, brings to life an exhausted but jubilant Union stunned by Lincoln’s assassination on 14 April 1865, just four days after he declared victory in the Civil War.
Booth eluded his pursuers with the help of family and women admirers before being taken. Swanson tells the story of those days and the detectives, army officers and police set on the killer’s trail by the federal government. (DKR

Issues

FBI AGENTS OBJECTED TO MILITARY INTERROGATION TECHNIQUES - FBI agents, interrogating terrorism suspects at Guantanamo in 2002 and 2003, strenuously objected to techniques the military was using and believed they could be illegal, according to bureau memos released on 23 February, the Washington Post reported.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/23/AR2006022301813.html
The agents wrote in memos and e-mails that they were at odds with DIA interrogators. The agents also repeatedly expressed concerns to the senior military officer at the base, Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller USA, and said less aggressive FBI-approved methods were more effective.
"Although MGEN Miller acknowledged positive aspects of this approach, it was apparent that he favored DHS's [Defense Humint Service] interrogation methods, despite FBI assertions that such methods could easily result in the elicitation of unreliable and legally inadmissible information," one FBI agent wrote to senior FBI officials in May 2003. Miller later traveled to Iraq and oversaw all detention operations there.
The ACLU obtained the memos in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit and first released versions of them in December 2004. But the memos released last week included previously redacted passages and detailed discussions of the FBI's concerns.
The FBI documents also showed that FBI officials declined to be involved in investigating abuse at Abu Ghraib after officials learned there was photographic evidence of abuse, several months before it became public. "First, the matter truly is outside our mission and would squander resources," an FBI official wrote on 22 January 2004. "Second, we need to maintain good will and relations with those operating the prison. Our involvement in the investigation of the alleged abuse might harm our liaison." (DKR)


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

Careers
[IMPORTANT: AFIO does not "vet" nor endorse these career offers. Reasonable-sounding career offerings are published as a service to members. Exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding or supplying any personal data. Independent research on the search and hiring companies beforehand is recommended. Never discuss classified projects with recruiters and remain attuned to false-flagging. ]

MITRE Corporation is hosting an OPEN HOUSE.Tuesday March 7, 2006, from 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 we do, how you might fit in, and why we are one of Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For. Attendees should possess a current Secret (or higher) clearance and a track record of success in any of the following areas:
- Systems Engineering (Sensors, Complex Systems, Biometrics, Networks, Geospatial); - SIGINT Engineering; - Software & Data Engineering; - Enterprise Architecture; - Information Security & Information Assurance; - Cost and Acquisition Analysis; - Contracts Administration; - Communications Engineers (Missile Defense, SATCOM); - Electronic and Financial Crime Intelligence Analysis; - Healthcare Informatics; - Homeland Security/Critical Infrastructure Analysis; - Modeling and Simulation Engineering; - Operations Research Analysis; - Organizational Change Management - Communications; - Program Management/Earned Value Management; - Software Packaging/Radia Engineering; - Oracle Financials Development
To Attend - Please bring several copies of your resume to share with hiring managers. For security reasons, you will need to present a photo ID to enter the MITRE complex.
Directions - The Open House will be held in the MITRE Conference Center located at 7525 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA. Just follow the Open House signs on Colshire Drive to their free parking area and their Conference Center entrance, or click here http://www.mitre.org/about/locations/mitre1_map.html for detailed directions.

SEEKING FORMER NAVSEA or VIRTUAL SYSCOM OFFICER/CIVILIAN MANAGER - For bids on a Federal government contract, we are seeking to recruit someone with the following background: Experience in these functional areas may be gained from working with any of the NAVSEA or Virtual SYSCOM, Navy activities. Experience as an officer/ civilian manager in leading project involving one or more of the following with the NAVY.
Research and Development Support; Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support; Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support; Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support
Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT)support
The geographical zones of interest are. (1) Northeast Zone; (2) National Capital Zone; (3) Mid Atlantic Zone; (4) Gulf Coast Zone
If you or someone you know has this type of background and would be interested in new opportunities, please contact Bob Heber at RAH@GryphonInternational.com or at 786-473-7000

INTELLIGENCE RECRUITMENT VIA COMPUTER SIMULATIONS- Deloitte & Touche / War for Talent / The Videogame Generation - We thought you might be interested in DMNews coverage of Deloitte & Touche 's recent campaign -- a new way to win the 'War for Talent' by inspiring prospective employees from the 'Videogame Generation'. Videogames -- in the form of occupational simulationsTM -- are a learning platform for recruiting, orientation and employer branding that speak in a language this generation values and understands.
Deloitte 's program targets hard-to-reach college-bound students in grades 10 to 12. Teachers implement the program in classroom, challenging students to work in teams to win the accounting and consulting business of a fictional publicly traded company and develop business strategies to streamline growing global operations and sustain profitability.
To see the Deloitte program, give them a call at Jim Wexler [ wexler@brandgrames.com ], EVP< Marketing BrandGames at 212-780-0140x203. And please visit their website at www.brandgames.com for other client case studies.

Notes

KAZAKH INTELLIGENCE CHIEF RESIGNS AFTER MURDER - The murder of a prominent opposition leader in Kazakhstan has resulted in the resignation of Nartai Dutbayev, head of the National Security Committee, the Washington Post reported on 23 February.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/22/AR2006022202352.html 
"I believe that I have no moral right to head the National Security Committee, in the given situation," Dutbayev said after meeting with President Nursultan Nazarbayev, according to the president's office. Five security agents, members of the special operations Tiger unit were arrested for the killing of Altynbek Sarsenbayev, the 43-year-old co-chairman of the Naghyz Ak Zhol (True Bright Path) on 13 February. Dutbayev said those arrested betrayed their duty and the interests of the people. (DKR)

Announcement - Secure Space Available
[IMPORTANT: AFIO does not "vet" nor endorse these research inquiries or announcements. Reasonable-sounding inquiries are published as a service to members. Exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding or supplying any information or making referrals to colleagues. Members should obtain prior approval from their agencies before answering questions that would impact ongoing military or intelligence operations - even if unclassified. Never assume public inquiries about classified projects means they've been declassified. Be attuned to false-flagging.]

SCIF SPACE FOR RENT - MERRIFIELD, VA - [SCIF is Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility]. Located at Prosperity Avenue. The space is available on lease at $34.50 PSF. 8,789 sq ft, 2nd flr, Prime location near Dunn Loring Metro, 26 private offices, 17 with windows, Flexible lease term, convenient to Rt 50, I-66, I-495, Rt 29. Ample Free Parking. Interested Parties should contact Jim Devine at 202 857-4385 or at jdevine@hagner.com

OBITUARIES:

RICHARD KOVICH - A CIA case officer whose career stalled amid accusations of disloyalty but who eventually won financial compensation for damage to his reputation, died 11 February at his home in Jacksonville, NC, the Washington Post reported. He died of heart disease, aged 79.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/26/AR2006022601351.html
A Serbian speaker from childhood, he was a promising figure in the agency's Soviet division early in the Cold War. Based in Europe for many years, he aided in the defection and debriefing of notable Soviet intelligence figures, among them Mikhail Federov, a former confidant to the Soviet minister of defense. Federov told Kovich about a planned Soviet rocket mission and its technological capabilities, crucial information after the Sputnik launch into space.
Kovich's work at first earned the congratulations of the CIA counterterrorism chief, James Jesus Angleton. But Angleton grew increasingly alarmed that a mole existed in the CIA and instigated an internal hunt that scuttled careers, including Kovich's.
Angleton's suspicions about Kovich were given added credibility by KGB defector Anatoly M. Golitsin, who said there was a Soviet double agent of Slavic background whose code name was Sasha and whose last name started with the letter K. As a member of the promotion board, Angleton prevented Kovich from being promoted.
After a heart attack in 1966, Kovich spent several years teaching at the Farm, followed by an assignment as the CIA's Soviet division liaison to the FBI. He worked to discredit Golitsin in favor of another defector, Yuri Ivanovich Nosenko.
By the time Kovich decided to leave the CIA in 1974, DCI William Colby dismissed Angleton for domestic snooping and Kovich became a full-time agency consultant, which instantly elevated him two government grades. Kovich then requested his personnel files and saw for the first time the extent of the accusations against him. He wrote to the new DCI, George H.W. Bush, and was told his continued employment should suffice as vindication.
In retirement, he fought for recognition of the agency's abuse of its employees. At the urging DCI Stansfield Turner, President Carter signed a bill providing compensation to those whose careers had been unfairly damaged by charges of disloyalty. Kovich was among those to reap a six-figure compensation.
The son of Serbian immigrants, Kovich was born in the iron-ore mining community of Hibbing, MN, on 1 December 1926. After Navy service in the Pacific during World War II, he graduated from the University of Minnesota. While studying Russian and international relations, he was recruited in 1950 to work in the DO Soviet division. Promoted deputy chief handling Soviet defections, he debriefed the early and important KGB defector, Peter Deryabin. Kovich received the CIA Intelligence Medal of Merit.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Sara Arthur Kovich; a sister; and a brother. (DKR)

JAMES C. VORSTEG - A longtime NSA analyst, he died, aged 77, on 16 February of pulmonary fibrosis in Laurel, MD, the Washington Post reported.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/22/AR2006022202516.html
Born in Summit Hill, PA, he studied for the priesthood at St. Charles Seminary in Philadelphia. After three years of Army service in the 1950s, he returned to his theological studies at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, where he received a bachelor's degree. But he resigned before becoming an ordained priest.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/22/AR2006022202516.html
He retired from the NSA in the early 1990s after 33 years service.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Mary Margaret Malloy Vorsteg; 10 children, Grace Marie Morrison, Charles Matthias Vorsteg II, Margaret Ellen Kroll, Joseph Daniel Vorsteg, Anna Kay Vorsteg, James G. Vorsteg, John B. Vorsteg, Patrick E. Vorsteg, Mary Bernadette Saarinen and Theresa Rose Vorsteg; a sister; and 24 grandchildren. (DKR)


Coming Events

 

4 March 06 -- Melbourne, FL - The AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hosts (11:30 AM) luncheon at the At Ease Club at the IRCC, Melbourne, Florida. Guest Speaker MG Charles "Chuck" Francis Scanlon (USA Retired) -- author of 3 books: 1) The Attachés, 2) Attachés II Retribution, 3) In Defense of the Nation - DIA at Forty Years -- will speak about realities of terrorism in today's world. Elected to the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame in 1995. Served as Director of Operations at the Defense Intelligence Agency and headed the Defense Attaché System for four years. For more information, contact Bobbie Keith at: (321) - 777-5561 or e-mail at: Bobbie6769@JUNO.com.

 

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.

 

4 March 06 - Seattle, WA - The Pacific Northwest AFIO Chapter (Washington/Oregon) meets on Saturday March 4th from 11:30am - 4:00pm at the Boeing Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA. Speaker Andy Hamilton (Retired DOJ) will provide a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the Ahmed Ressam, the "millennium bomber" investigation and discuss the complexities of international terrorism investigations. If you wish to attend, email: Judd Sloan, VP, judd@afiopnw.org or call (253) 720-3376

 

7 March 06 [Tuesday] - McLean, VA - MITRE is hosting an Open House from 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 we do, how you might fit in, and why we are one of Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For. Attendees should possess a current Secret (or higher) clearance and a track record of success in any of these areas:
- Systems Engineering (Sensors, Complex Systems, Biometrics, Networks, Geospatial); - SIGINT Engineering; - Software & Data Engineering; - Enterprise Architecture; - Information Security & Information Assurance; - Cost and Acquisition Analysis; - Contracts Administration; - Communications Engineers (Missile Defense, SATCOM); - Electronic and Financial Crime Intelligence Analysis; - Healthcare Informatics; - Homeland Security/Critical Infrastructure Analysis; - Modeling and Simulation Engineering; - Operations Research Analysis; - Organizational Change Management - Communications; - Program Management/Earned Value Management; - Software Packaging/Radia Engineering; - Oracle Financials Development
To Attend - Please bring several copies of your resume to share with their hiring managers. For security reasons, you will need to present a photo ID to enter their complex.
Directions - The Open House will be held in the MITRE Conference Center located at 7525 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA. Just follow the Open House signs on Colshire Drive to their free parking area and their Conference Center entrance, or click here http://www.mitre.org/about/locations/mitre1_map.html  for detailed directions.

 

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 06 - 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 

 

14 - 17 March 06 - San Antonio, TX - Seminar on Investigating and Prosecuting Terrorism - DOJ, USAO, FBI, and St Mary's University are hosting a 3 1/2 day course at St. Mary's University Law School with sponsorship by the FBI, NAA of Texas, Inc., the San Antonio Division of the FBI, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas and the Center for Terrorism Law, St. Mary’s University Law School.  The course is designed to provide a working knowledge of investigative techniques and practical approaches to prosecuting issues in the Global War on Terror and is intended for senior police executives, task force agents, intelligence officials, local, state & federal law enforcement officials and prosecutors. Register online and make hotel reservations by 15 February. Full Payment of $195.00 must be received by 25 February. For more information, please call Robert Gonzalez at (210) 436-3668. (DKR)

 

16 March 06 - Colorado Spring, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at Air Force Academy Officers Club in the Falcon Room, starting at 11:30, lunch served at 12:00 and meeting ends at 1:30 pm. Speaker will be Lt.Col Ty Cresap,USAF, Commander of Detachment 801 of the Air Force Office Of Special Investigations at Buckley Air Force Base. He has just returned from a year over in the Far East. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.

 

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

 

17 March 06 [Friday] - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS - Target-Centric, Strategic Analysis for Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence - Speaker:  Dr. John A. Kringen, Director of Intelligence, CIA and Dr. Paul R. Pillar, former National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia, NIC, CIA at the Holiday Inn, Tyson's Corner, VA 10:30 Registration; 11 a.m. Dr. Pillar; Noon - Lunch; 12:40 Dr. Kringen address, followed by Q&A 2:00 p.m. Close of Program $37.95pp. Register securely here.

 

20-21 March 06 - Washington, DC - EMININT 2006 - The National Security and Law Society, an international law student organization with thirteen chapters across the U.S. and Canada annually hosts a Spring Symposium on Emerging Issues in National and International Security (EMININT). EMININT 2006 will be hosted at American University Washington College of Law, and will feature panels on Awarding of Governmental National Security Contracts; Legislative Interpretation of National Security; Cyber-Security and the Electronic War on Terror; Immigration in an Age of Terrorism; Petro-Security in the Post-9/11 World; FBI vs. MI-5: The War Over Domestic Intelligence; International Adjudication of Terror; and The War on Terror in the Foreign Media.  EMININT 2006 will consist of speakers who represent the top of their fields, from six countries, including academic experts, senior U.S. government policymakers, and international legal authorities and the media.  To receive updates or for more information, email EMININT@gmail.com  Online pre-registration is http://www.wcl.american.edu/org/nsls/eminint_2006.cfm

 

20 - 22 March 05 - Ft Lauderdale, FL - "Maritime Security -- Partnerships in International Commerce" is the theme at The Maritime Security Councils Spring International Congress. which will focus on the challenges faced in maintaining a secure operating environment for international maritime commerce. The AFIO membership is invited to attend this conference -- one of the most important conferences on maritime security being held in 2006. Recent events highlight the significant concerns of Congress and the business community about our ability to protect the commercial maritime sector of our critical national infrastructure. As AFIO members know, an effective security program includes a process for the efficient collection, analysis, and transmission of information upon which appropriate steps may be taken to detect, deter, or respond to credible threats.  The conference will be attended by representatives of the international maritime community. An assembly of some of the world’s leading experts on maritime security will address challenges and outline possible solutions to ongoing maritime security requirements, and their effects on contracting governments, the international maritime community, and the economies of the countries they serve.
If AFIO member wish to participate, please explore the program on the MSC website at www.maritimesecuritycouncil.org  or contact the MSC’s Secretariat via e-mail at: secretariat@maritimesecurity.org  or by phone at (954) 567-2536, with any questions you may have. The MSC can be reached at 3741 North Federal Highway, Suite 506 -- Fort Lauderdale, Florida -- 33306 -- USA; + 1.954.567.2536 -- www.maritimesecuritycouncil.org  

 

21 - 26 March 06 - Salzburg, Austria - COUNTER-TERRORISM IN EUROPE & AMERICA: Threat Perception and Response, Consequence Management, Security v. Civil Liberty. This five-day day program will provide a comparative, critical and comprehensive assessment of current European and American counter-terrorist efforts, including the social, ethical, political and legal impacts. It will provide the first comprehensive review of counter-terrorist efforts since the expiration of the Patriot Act in the United States, and the release of the EU Counter-Terrorism Strategy Paper in Europe.
The program is designed to provide a practical means of assessing current risk and response for individuals whose work is affected by potential terrorist activities and current and future counter-terrorism policies. This includes officials in trans-national, national, state and city governments, security organizations, private corporations, the media, think tanks, human rights organizations, as well as other independent sector entities. Faculty - François Heisbourg (Chair), Director, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique , former Senior Vice President Strategic Development, MATRA-Defense-Espace, Paris; Randy Beardsworth, Assistant Secretary, US Department of Homeland Security, Policy, Planning, and International Affairs Directorate, Washington, DC; European Commission, Directorate General for Freedom, Security and Justice, European Commission, Brussels (To be announced); Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Commissioner for External Relations and the European Neighborhood Policy, European Commission, Brussels; former Austrian Foreign Minister; Robert R. Kiley, Commissioner of Transport, Transport for London, London; Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, Minister of Justice, Ministry of Justice, Madrid (tentative); David Omand, former Head of Security and Intelligence, Cabinet Office, London (invited). For more information visit the following site:   http://www.salzburgseminar.org/2006Sessions.cfm?GroupID=4025&IDEventTypes=144&IDEvent=1024 

 

Friday, 24 March 06 - New York, NY - AFIO Metro New York Chapter hosts evening meeting on Internet Security at the University Club, 1 W 54 St, 9th Flr, Manhattan, cor. 54 & Fifth. TIME: 5:30 - 6:00 PM Registration: 6:00 - 7:15 PM Speaker 7:15 - 8:00 PM Refreshments. SPEAKER: DAVID AUCSMITH, Senior Director, Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments, Microsoft Corp., on Internet Security. Also speaking will be author Colin Beavan, author of OPERATION JEDBURGH: D-DAY AND AMERICA'S FIRST SHADOW WAR. Beavan will open the meeting with a ten minute review of his book. Before joining Microsoft in August 2002, Aucsmith was chief security architect for Intel Corporation from 1994 to 2002. He has worked in a variety of security technology areas including secure computer systems, secure communications systems, random number generation, cryptography and network intrusion detection. He is a former officer in the US Navy and has been heavily involved in computer security and cybercrime issues for more than twenty years. Currently, Aucsmith is a member of the advisory board of the NSA, co-chairman of the FBI's Information Technology Study Group, a member of the Secret Service Task Force on Computer Aided Counterfeiting, member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academes of Science, a member of the President's Task Force on National Defense and Computer Technology and a member of the Department of Defense's Global Information Grid Senior Industry Review Group. Aucsmith holds 20 patents for digital security technology and is an editor for the "IEEE Journal of Information Security." On June 6, 1944, while the Allies stormed the Normandy beaches, 300 young Allied soldiers parachuted behind enemy lines to launch a secret mission codenamed "Jedburgh." The "Jeds" embarked on a stunningly effective guerrilla campaign against the German war machine in America's first special forces mission. Colin Beavan's grandfather helped direct the operation. COST $45pp. Registration in Advance: Mail Checks & Make Payable "Jerry Goodwin" 530 Park Ave 15B New York, NY 10021 OR Register in Advance: Email afiometro@yahoo.com or Phone 212-308-1450 And Pay at the Door OR Register at the Door: No Advance Notice- Checks/Cash Accepted

 

7-9 April 06 - Tutzing, Germany - "Fifty Years of Bundesnachrichtendienst, 1956-2006: The BND in Its Historical Context" - the 12th Annual Meeting of the INTERNATIONAL INTELLIGENCE HISTORY ASSOCIATION [IIHA] at the Politische Akademie in Tutzing (nr. Munich) IIHA/AGN members are requested to send their registration AS SOON AS POSSIBLE by post or by e-mail to   Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Krieger, Fachbereich 06, Universität Marburg, 35032 Marburg / Germany Email: kriegerw@staff.uni-marburg.de
Please provide your full name and home address (as well as your e- mail address if possible.) Accompanying spouses are requested to register with full names and addresses and are charged at the full conference rate (see below for rates).  Conference Organizers: Dr. Jürgen Weber (Tutzing) / Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Krieger (Marburg)

 

11 April 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers Club, at MacDill Air Force Base. The luncheon speaker is Frederick Rustmann, Jr., a twenty-four-year veteran of the CIA’s Directorate of Operations. He retired in 1990 as a member of the elite Senior Intelligence Service (SIS) with the equivalent rank of major general. Assigned abroad to posts in eight countries in Asia, Europe and Africa during the Cold War, he was heavily involved in the collection of foreign intelligence from human and technical sources. In two of those foreign posts he was the senior CIA officer in country. In addition to out-of-country service, he was an instructor at the CIA’s training facility known as "the Farm." After retiring from CIA, he founded CTC International Group, Inc., a pioneer in the field of business intelligence and a recognized leader in the industry. He is the author of CIA, Inc. Espionage and the Craft of Business Intelligence. Further details and registration are available from COL Nathaniel Alderman, Jr., AldermanNJ@aol.com.

 

21 - 22 April 2006 - Great Lakes, IL - AFIO Midwest Chapter holds annual two day symposium at the Great Lakes Naval Station, Great Lakes Illinois at the Port O'Call (Old Officers Club). There will be a full two-day schedule along with speakers from several Law Enforcement Agencies and a briefing on Homeland Security. Registration is $10.00 per person and a block of rooms have been reserved for AFIO members at the Navy Lodge, Direct any inquiries to Col Angelo M. Di Liberti, Midwest Chapter , President , P.O. Box 295, South Elgin, IL 60177-0295, Telephone number 1-847-931-4184, or Fax number 1-847-931-9131

 

24-28 April 06 - Mexico City, Mexico - The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts hosts the 2006 Annual Training Conference. For full information on the conference, visit http://www.ialeia.org.mx  Questions can be directed to George Gelman at gelman@ialeia.org, or Ritchie Martinez at martinez@ialeia.org / Conference Registration fee is $450.00 for IALEIA and LEIU members, $525 for non IALEIA members who work with a government agency, $600 for non IALEIA members from the private sector but who may be members of AFIO and $675 for all others. The Conference hotel is the fabulous María Isabel Sheraton
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/search/hotel_detail.html?propertyID=259  / The special rate for the attendees of this conference is $120 USD plus 17% of taxes for a regular room, and $150 USD plus 17% of taxes for a room in the executive floor*.

 

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 06 - 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.

 

18 May 06 - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at Air Force Academy Officers Club in the Falcon Room, starting at 11:30, lunch served at 12:00 and meeting ends at 1:30 pm. Speakers to be announced. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.

 

2 June 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
 

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.

 

27-29 June 06 - Lyon, France - Complex Asian Crime Symposium 2006 sponsored jointly by Interpol General Secretariat, Lyon, France, and the Center for Asian Crime Studies [CACS] an international, not-for-profit, research and training organization. This training symposium has expanded the geographic scope of the event to encompass interest in terrorism, and has added organized crime to its coverage--and its links to terrorism--from Suez to Tokyo. Experts from academia and national police agencies world-wide, plus private organizations and think-tanks, are asked to gather in Lyon to address a wide range of issues of strategic and tactical interest to law enforcement authorities. Broad topic areas will include (1) Trends in collaboration between criminals and terrorists, (2) New techniques for identifying and tracing suspects, (3) Cross-cultural considerations for effective investigations of persons of Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist religion, (4) Recent investigations involving money laundering, fraud, underground banking and human smuggling by ethnic Asian criminals, and (5) Essential differences between mindsets of West, South and East Asian criminals and societies. Speakers: Among approximately 20 speakers who will appear at the symposium, the following might participate: (1) Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur, New Scotland Yard, London (2) Mr. David E. Kaplan, Chief Investigative Correspondent, US News & World Report, Washington, DC. (3) Dr. Sheldon Zhang, Professor, San Diego State University, California (4) Chief Investigator Larry Lambert, Orange County Prosecutor’s Office, California (5) Mr. Garry Spence, Director of Investigations, Consumer Protection Authority, British Columbia, Canada. (6) Superintendent Gordon McRae, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Registration: Attendance is limited to persons actively engaged in law enforcement or with serious academic interests. Due to security considerations and limited seating, all who would attend this symposium must register in advance. Registration forms may be found at www.asiancrime.org. Prior to May 31, 2006, a registration fee of 190 Euros per person will be assessed each attendee.
After May 31, 2006, the registration fee will be 220 Euros per person. Completed registration forms may be sent by email to cordhart@aol.com, or they may be sent to Center for Asian Crime Studies, 7609 Royal Dominion Dr, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA along with your payment.

 

3-8 September 06 - 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)

 

8 September 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
 

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.

 

14 September 06 - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at Air Force Academy Officers Club in the Falcon Room, starting at 11:30, lunch served at 12:00 and meeting ends at 1:30 pm. Speakers to be announced. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.

 

OCTOBER - 3rd or 4th week - McLean, VA - AFIO National Intelligence Symposium - Put on Calendar -

 

10 October 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers’ Club, at MacDill Air Force Base. The luncheon speaker is Billy Waugh who was wounded five times in his seven and a half years as a Green Beret in Vietnam. Many of these years were spent behind enemy lines as part of SOG, a top secret group of elite commandos. Sergeant Major Billy Waugh retired in 1972 to continue his craft as an independent contractor with the CIA. In 1994, Waugh was the team leader of a four-man CIA group that laid the groundwork for the capture of Carlos the Jackal, the world's most wanted man at the time. At the age of 71 shortly after 9/11, he was one of the first on the ground as a team member of a combined Special Forces/CIA takedown unit inside Afghanistan. Earlier Waugh had kept surveillance on Osama bin Laden in Khartoum in 1991 and again in 1992 as one of the first CIA operatives assigned to watch the al Qaeda leader. His book, Hunting the Jackal, recounts a remarkable life of service. Further details and registration are available from COL Nathaniel Alderman, Jr., AldermanNJ@aol.com

 

16 November 06 - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at Air Force Academy Officers Club in the Falcon Room, starting at 11:30, lunch served at 12:00 and meeting ends at 1:30 pm. Speakers to be announced. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.

 

20-21 October 06 - Lubbock, TX - The Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University and the Center for the Study of Intelligence (CSI) will co-host a conference on "Intelligence in the Vietnam War," which will be held in Lubbock, Texas, at the Holiday Inn Park Plaza. The purpose of this conference is to examine intelligence activities in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and elsewhere as they impacted the Vietnam War. We welcome papers that discuss intelligence analysis and operations from all sides of the conflict and desire presentations that discuss US, RVN, DRV, VC, USSR, PRC, Warsaw Pact, and other intelligence activities as they related to the Vietnam War. While the focus will remain on historical events, it is our distinct hope that appropriate historical lessons might be drawn of more immediate application to current wars and conflicts. To that end, we are seeking paper and panel proposals on all subjects related to Intelligence in the Vietnam War to include but not limited to the following topics: Intelligence and counter-intelligence operations to include human, electronic, signals, and imagery intelligence; Terrorism and counter-terrorism; Infiltration operations into North Vietnam, the Viet Cong infrastructure, and elsewhere; Psychological operations; The Phoenix Program, Provincial Reconnaissance Units, and other attempts to neutralize the VCI; Rolling Thunder, enemy order of battle, the will to persist, and other analytical issues; Inter-agency cooperation and conflict between the CIA, DIA, and other intelligence organizations; The politics of intelligence (e.g. the producer v. the consumer in the development of estimative products); the use of RAND and other private analytical resources as intelligence; etc... This conference will offer students, scholars, intelligence officials, policy makers, and others with an excellent opportunity to discuss and learn from intelligence activities from America's longest war along with the many issues that surrounded these complex activities and events. If you are interested in providing either an individual presentation or a panel discussion, please submit a proposal (single page or less) to Mr. Stephen Maxner, Deputy Director at the Vietnam Center at steve.maxner@ttu.edu or call (806) 742-9010 for more information. Deadline for submissions: August 1, 2006

 

1 December 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
 

5-7 December 06 - Chantilly, VA - MASINT V, The MASINT Association’s Annual Conference More details to follow. Or write them at masintassoc@earthlink.net 

 

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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