AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #10-06 dated 7 March 2006
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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"
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
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SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
US INTEL SAID TO ADMIT INTERROGATIONS IN EUROPE BUT TO DENY SECRET PRISONS THERE
DNI SEES NO RED FLAG OVER DUBAI ACQUISITION, MAPLES WARNS OF PERIL IN AFGHANISTAN
SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE
INTEL AGENCIES WARNED IRAQI INSURGENCY HAD LOCAL ROOTS AND WOULD WORSEN
CUNNINGHAM CASE FOLLOWED BY INVESTIGATIONS OF CIA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DOD’S CIFA
SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE
DOD INFORMATION CIO CALLS FOR SPEEDIER ACQUISITION SYSTEM
UN TO STAGE INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM
SUN GRID SAID DELAYED BY STATE’S SECURITY WORRIES
SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES
'DOUBLE CROSS,' DOUBLE AGENTS
ISLAMISM AS A REACTION TO THE WEST
A GUIDE TO THE COLD WAR
STATE'S INR WARNED OF POSSIBLE HAMAS VICTORY
SECTION V - CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
TWO-YEAR VETERAN OF CIA ALLEGES GOSS APPLIES PRESSURE TO SLOW PUBLICATIONS REVIEWS
KAZAKHSTAN GETS NEW INTELLIGENCE BOSS
SCIF SPACE FOR RENT - MERRIFIELD, VA
RAYMOND JOSEPH FETZNER, JR
WILLIAM H. STAPLETON
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
18 March 06 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts Deputy Ambassador of French Embassy
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
23 March 06 - Washington, DC - DC Chapter of Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals [SCIP] hosts workshop
23 March 06 - Scottsdale, AZ - Computer Forensics and Electronic Discovery in Arizona
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
15 April 06 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts Souad Dajami on "Palestine in the Crosshairs: Oslo to Hamas"
** 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
12 December 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers’ Club
SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
US INTEL SAID TO ADMIT INTERROGATIONS IN EUROPE BUT TO DENY SECRET PRISONS THERE - US intelligence officials say clandestine interrogations of captured al Qaeda and other terrorists have taken place throughout both Eastern and Western Europe, but that, contrary to widespread reports, there are no permanent secret prisons there, the Washington Times reported on 3 March.
Allied European intelligence services have cooperated with the CIA and other US agencies in setting up top-secret programs that involve moving terrorists to Europe, then placing them in carefully constructed environments that are designed to make it appear that they are in a Middle Eastern nation, the Times wrote. The deception involves employing third-country nationals who are present and who speak the same language as the country being portrayed.
The terrorists are told to disclose what they know or face transfer to a government such as those in Syria, Turkey or Israel, where they can expect to be tortured or killed. The false-environment interrogation has produced valuable intelligence on al Qaeda and other Islamic plans and operations, the officials said, according to the paper.
So far, no secret prisons have been found or acknowledged by any European state, despite months of investigations, the Times said. Instead, covert flights of intelligence aircraft carrying the prisoners triggered the false speculation about the prisons, the officials said. (DKR)
DNI SEES NO RED FLAG OVER DUBAI ACQUISITION, MAPLES WARNS OF PERIL IN AFGHANISTAN - Referring to the administration's decision to allow a company owned by the Dubai government to take control of six US ports, DNI Negroponte told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the IC had reviewed the proposed deal and found the potential threat to American security to be low, the Los Angeles Times reported.
"We did not see any red flags come up in the course of our inquiry," Negroponte said, but added, "There is no such thing, in our view, as zero risk."
Also testifying before the committee, D/DIA Maples said that escalating insurgent violence in Afghanistan has placed the Karzai government there in greater peril than at any time since the aftermath of the U.S.-led invasion in 2001,
Lt. Gen. Maples said attacks in Afghanistan by remnants of the ousted Taliban government and other groups had surged 20 percent in the last year and forces loyal to the Taliban posed a persistent and growing threat. (PJK, DKR)
SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE
INTEL AGENCIES WARNED IRAQI INSURGENCY HAD LOCAL ROOTS AND WOULD WORSEN - US intelligence agencies repeatedly warned the White House beginning more than two years ago that the insurgency in Iraq had deep local roots and was likely to worsen and could lead to civil war, according to former senior intelligence officials who helped craft the reports, Knight Ridder reported on 1 March.
An NIE, completed in October 2003, concluded that the insurgency was fueled by local conditions, not foreign terrorists, and drew strength from deep grievances, including the presence of US troops, according to the news organization. Existence of the estimate, subject of a bitter three-month debate among US intelligence agencies, was not previously disclosed to a wide public audience, said Knight Ridder.
The Bush administration and others continued to describe the insurgency as a threat posed mainly by former Saddam supporters, criminals and non-Iraqi terrorists while the IC warned otherwise, Knight Ridder commented.
Robert Hutchings, the chair of the National Intelligence Council from 2003 to 2005, said the October 2003 NIE was part of a steady stream of intelligence reports warning Bush and his top lieutenants that the insurgency was intensifying and expanding. (DKR)
CUNNINGHAM CASE FOLLOWED BY INVESTIGATIONS OF CIA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DOD’S CIFA - The CIA IG has launched an investigation into the agency's Executive Director, Kyle "Dusty" Foggo, and his ties to a defense contractor accused of seeking to bribe former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, the Los Angeles Times of 4 March reported current and former US intelligence officials as saying.
Also under investigation in connection with the Cunningham affair was DoD's Counterintelligence Field Activity, the Washington Post reported on 3 March.
CIFA has spent more than $1 billion, mostly for outsourced services, since its establishment in September 2002, according to administration and congressional sources, the Post said.
Federal prosecutors released a letter dated 24 February from Cunningham to CIFA Director David A. Burtt II, in which the former thanked the CIFA staff for supporting a multimillion-dollar program.
CIFA was established to coordinate policy and oversee the counterintelligence activities of units within the military services and DoD agencies. According to the Post, it has grown over the past three years to become an analytic and operational organization with nine directorates and widening authority focused primarily on protecting defense facilities and personnel from terrorist attacks.
Commenting on the Foggo investigation, CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliiano said, "It is standard practice for CIA's Office of Inspector General ... an aggressive, independent watchdog ... to look into assertions that mention agency officers, That should in no way be seen as lending credibility to any allegation."
Cunningham pleaded guilty to bribery charges and was sentenced on 3 March to eight years and four months in prison.
Before his promotion to the agency's Number 3 spot in late 2004, Foggo was a senior procurement officer in Frankfurt where he was in a position to oversee contracts for supplies distributed to agency operatives in Iraq and elsewhere, the Los Angeles paper said. Foggo was reported to have close ties to Poway, CA, defense contractor Brent Wilkes, said to be a key figure in the Cunningham criminal bribery probe.
Foggo joined the CIA in 1982 and continues as Executive Director during the investigation. (DKR)
SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE
DOD INFORMATION CIO CALLS FOR SPEEDIER ACQUISITION SYSTEM - Defense Information Systems Agency CIO John Garang has declared it is a moral injustice when speed of delivery for troops in harm's way on the battlefield lags woefully behind available technology and has called for a speedier acquisition system, GCN.com reported on 7 March.
Saying acquisition reform is something DoD has talked about for at least two decades, Garang told a FOSE trade show that cultural challenges are preventing speeding up the department's acquisition processes. Also slowing the acquisition process for defense IT systems was that DoD expects its agencies to lay out a program's requirements years before the program is even developed, Garang added. (DKR)
UN TO STAGE INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM - UN SG Kofi Annan has announced he would create a forum "for a more inclusive dialogue" on Internet policy, govtech.net reported on 3 March.
Annan is to set up a secretariat in Geneva to assist in convening an Internet Governance Forum. The secretariat will be headed by Markus Kummer, executive coordinator of Annan's Secretariat of the Working Group on Internet Governance.
In November, the UN said that a non-profit US Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will remain in charge of technical management of the Internet, though individual countries will manage their own country-code domains. The first meeting of the forum was expected to take place later this year in Athens. (DKR)
SUN GRID SAID DELAYED BY STATE'S SECURITY WORRIES - State department security concerns have delayed rollout of Sun Microsystems Inc.'s computer grid, which is to supply processing and storage capabilities for $1 per hour, according to a Sun executive, Computerworld.com reported.
Customers who buy access to the grid wait 24 hours before using it so that Sun can ensure that they are not in violation of export controls as certain countries are not allowed access, according to State Department rules.
Sun had planned to implement the grid in early 2005, but worries at State and other issues caused delay and caused changes to the plan, said Jonathan Schwartz, Sun's president and chief operating officer, told the press on 24 February. (DKR)
SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES
'DOUBLE CROSS,' DOUBLE AGENTS - Hervie Haufler, The Spies Who Never Were: The True Story of the Nazi Spies Who Were Actually Allied Double Agents (New American Library, paperback, 240 pp. $14)
Haufler begins before World War II with British Intelligence turning Arthur George Owens, a Welsh engineer working for the Nazis. Owens's conversion prompted formation of Britain's Twenty Committee to control such agents. The committee was also known as XX or Double Cross.
Among those pressed into service was Dusko Popov, a Yugoslav said to be Ian Fleming’s model for James Bond. Then there was Elvira Chaudoir, the daughter of a Peruvian diplomat, and a Spaniard, Juan Pujol, known for his skill in disguise. All told, 120 people became double agents, some for short periods, others for the duration of the war. (DKR)
ISLAMISM AS A REACTION TO THE WEST - Olivier Roy, Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah (Columbia University Press, 368 pp. paperback $18.95)
Roy, an eminent French sociologist who has closely studied Islam and Islamism, describes the present work as a sequel to his earlier Failure of Political Islam in which he argued that the conceptual framework of Islamist parties was unable to provide an effective blueprint for an Islamic state. Here he extends that argument by reference to the impact of jihadi movements, like al-Qa'ida, and the development among the Ummah (the worldwide Muslim community) of immigrant groups in the West.
In his view, Muslim neofundamentalism, aimed at Islamizing society from the bottom up, has superseded revolutionary Islamism following its failure to capture political power and impose its ideas from the top down. Among those drawn to the 'bottom up' outlook are alienated children and grand children of Muslim minorit9ies living in secular countries. Muslims making up that diaspora constitutes a third of the religion's total following of something like 1.3 billion people.
The root causes of the social upheaval in the Muslim world, and jihadi reaction against the West, as Roy sees it, is in fact the deepening Westernization of Muslim societies. Ironically, this Westernization affects the jihadi movement itself. The real genesis of al-Qa'ida violence, Roy proposes, has more to do with a Western tradition of individual and pessimistic revolt than with the Koranic conception of martyrdom. (DKR)
A GUIDE TO THE COLD WAR - John Lewis Gaddis, The Cold War: A New History (Penguin Press, 352 pp. $27.95)
In a concisely written narrative, Gaddis, a Yale historian, charts the history of the Cold War. He recognizes the positive contributions Thatcher, Reagan and Pope John Paul II made to the disintegration of the Soviet Union.
He also draws a sympathetic portrait of Gorbachev who he finds "the most deserving recipient ever of the Nobel Peace Prize." It is an opinion that all will not share about the Soviet leader, nor about the merits of the peace prize. (DKR)
STATE'S INR WARNED OF POSSIBLE HAMAS VICTORY - A poll with questions written by the Office of Research, part of the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research, warned days before January's Palestinian elections that the militant Islamic group Hamas was in a position to win, Knight Ridder reported on 3 March.
Secretary Rice said after the election that State had no advance indication of a major Hamas triumph.
The survey of 1,000 Palestinians ages 18 and over, with a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points, was commissioned by State and conducted 13 to15 January by a local organization, using the INR questions. It found that Hamas had been gaining support in previous months and was running neck-and-neck with the secular Fatah party. The poll was distributed within the State department on 19 January, six days before the elections, Knight Ridder said. (DKR)
SECTION V -- CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
TWO-YEAR VETERAN OF CIA ALLEGES GOSS APPLIES PRESSURE TO SLOW PUBLICATIONS REVIEWS - T.J. Waters, who served with the CIA for two years, is suing the agency for ordering dozens of deletions in his book on spy training after, he says, it initially approved the text, the BBC reported on 6 March.
Waters believes D/CIA Goss opposes agency members writing books and has put the publications review staff under pressure to slow the process of reviewing them for publication, the BBC said. CIA spokeswoman Jennifer Dyck denied this: "The goal is to clear manuscripts as quickly as possible, but more complex books that get into classified details do take longer."
Waters, 40, alleges the CIA is violating his free speech. He belonged to the agency's first post-9/11 class, employed by it between 2002 and 2004. His book chronicles his year at The Farm.
Waters said he submitted the book, Class 11: Inside the CIA's First Post-9/11 Spy Class, to the agency in May 2004, and that four months later only a few words were blocked from publication. But, he says, last month, it informed him that further deletions would be needed, many of them involving previously cleared material. (DKR)
KAZAKHSTAN GETS NEW INTELLIGENCE BOSS - The Kazakh Senate on 2 March unanimously approved the personal security boss of President Nursultan Nazarbayev as the country's new intelligence chief, RFE/RL reported.
Amangeldy Shabdarbaev takes over as head of the National Security Service (KNB) following the resignation of his predecessor in connection with the murder of opposition leader Altynbek Sarsenbaev. (DKR)
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RAYMOND JOSEPH FETZNER, JR. - An NSA analyst from 1951 to 1979, he died of a heart attack, aged 78, in an Alexandria, VA, hospital on 10 February, the Washington Post reported.
Born in Erie, PA, he graduated from Georgetown University in 1948, then Georgetown's law school in 1951. He served in the Air Force in the 1950s, leaving as a major.
He was a life master in bridge and a bridge instructor.
A marriage to Ellen Rita Wrigley Fetzner ended in divorce. His second wife, Judith Ann Wrape Fetzner, died in 2004.
Survivors include a daughter from his first marriage, Jill Fetzner Zacharie, and a grandson. (DKR)
WILLIAM H. STAPLETON - A retired FBI special agent, whose career included counterintelligence work but was better known as the bureau’s voice, died of cancer in a Reston, VA, hospital on 10 February, the Washington Post reported. He was 88.
Born in New York, he worked as a clerk in the bureau's office there before serving in the Marine Corps during World War II. He re-joined the bureau in 1945 and received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Fordham University in 1951.
For nearly 20 years, he was the voice and face of the bureau on radio and television. He worked on establishing the FBI headquarters tour that, under his direction, became a top Washington attraction.
After retiring from the bureau in 1973, he was staff director of the US House of Representatives' Internal Security Committee before retiring a second time.
He was a member of the Fordham Club of Washington, the Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and president of the Orchard Green Residents Association.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Alice Patricia Stapleton; three children, William H. Stapleton Jr., Joan Stapleton Tooley, and Eileen P. Stapleton Keller; and four grandchildren. (DKR)
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.
18 March 06 - Kennebunk, ME - The Deputy Ambassador of French Embassy in Washington, D.C. will be special guest at the March 18, 2006 meeting of the Maine Chapter of AFIO on the subject: U.S.-French Cooperation in Counterterrorism". Meeting to be held at 2:00 p.m. at Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. For information contact Barbara Storer, 207-985-2392 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com 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
23 March 06 - Washington, DC - The Washington DC Chapter of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals [SCIP] hosts workshop "Look Before You Leap: Using CI to understand behind-the-scenes markets in China, the EU, and Latin America" being held at the City Club of Washington from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. This is your opportunity to expand the scope of your knowledge with three experts in the global practice of competitive intelligence. Global markets are growing ever more important, but the rules of the competitive intelligence game can differ from region to region, and each region presents its own unique challenges for researchers. Through the course of this half-day seminar you will come to understand the challenges and rewards of conducting competitive intelligence in major business centers around the world. Come learn from these speakers, experts in applying the practice of competitive intelligence around the world: Christopher Mark of the Signal Group will dissect myths and misconceptions of conducting research in the fast-growing China market. John V. F. Brennan, Vice President of Charles River Associates, will share with us his expertise in the lucrative European market, with particular attention to the European Union; Maria Velez de Berliner of Latin Trade Solutions will explore the best methods and practices on commercial intelligence in the challenging and dynamic Latin American markets; and the moderator Ruth Stanat of SIS International, an expert in global competitive intelligence. To register go to https://s08.123signup.com/servlet/SignUp?P=185700&PG=1857182300. The cost for SCIP members is $150 (non-members pay $200).
23 March 06 - Scottsdale, AZ - Computer Forensics and Electronic Discovery in Arizona, a one-day seminar designed for attorneys , paralegals, and legal staff. Continuing education credit: NALA 0.70, IACET 0.65, AZ CLE 6.50 ID# 365517. Held at the Camelback Golf Club, 7847 North Mockingbird Lane. Call 866-352-9539 or go to www.lorman.com to register.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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. For more information contact Don White, DonWhite@tampabay.rr.com.
15 April 06 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts Souad Dajami speaking on "Palestine in the Crosshairs: Oslo to Hamas". Meeting to be held at 2:00 p.m. at Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. For information contact Barbara Storer, 207-985-2392 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, or Ritchie Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org (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 email@example.com 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. For more information contact Don White, DonWhite@tampabay.rr.com.
16 November 06 - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapterholds 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
6 December 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
12 December 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 James Pavitt. A 31-year veteran of CIA, who in 1999 was appointed Deputy Director for Operations to head what is now known as the National Clandestine Service, the CIA directorate responsible for the clandestine collection of foreign intelligence. He had served as Associate Deputy Director for Operations from July 1997 through July 1999. He served longer in that position than any DDO in the last 30 years until retiring from CIA and the DO in August 2004. After joining the Agency in 1973 as a Career Trainee, he served in a variety of intelligence assignments in Europe, Asia and at CIA Headquarters. In 1990, he was assigned to the National Security Council as the Director for Intelligence Programs. In June 1992, President Bush appointed him Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and NSC Senior Director for Intelligence Programs. Mr. Pavitt began his intelligence career in the United States Army from 1969-1971 as an intelligence officer. Jim Pavitt is currently a principle at the Scowcroft Group and also serves as a member of the AFIO National Board of Directors. For more information contact Don White, DonWhite@tampabay.rr.com
3 March 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
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