AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #16-06 dated 24 April 2006
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AFIO Summer Luncheon
"Intelligence Officer Backgrounder on Current State and Activities
of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence"
[for background use only, not for attribution, no transcripts, no recordings]
Amb. John D. Negroponte, DNI
and second speaker, t.b.a.
Friday, 2 June 2006, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
BIG SCALE CRUDE OIL EXFILTRATION BY SYRIA:
CIA MINES OPEN SOURCE BLOGS - TELL-ALL ONLINE DIARIES USEFUL
SOURCE OF WASHPOST LEAKS FOUND - CIA FINALLY LOCATES, FIRES SR OFFICER FOR DISCLOSURES
SECTION II - BOOKS
CLANDESTINE RADIO - WIRELESS FOR THE WARRIOR
SECTION III - RESEARCHERS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, QUERIES, CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, AND COMING EVENTS
PROFESSOR SEEKS DOJ "STRIKE FORCE" ATTORNEYS 1967-1989, AND OTHERS
DID OSS/CIA OR BRITS SURVEIL HAGANAH?
CHANNEL YOUR CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE PUZZLES INTO NEW UK TV SHOW
SEEKING THOSE WITH EXPERIENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL POLICE EFFORT
TAJIK, URDU, FARSI, UZBEK, KURDISH - DO YOU SPEAK THESE, OR KNOW OTHERS WHO DO? - THE NVTC NEEDS YOU
INFOSEC ENGINEER - WASHINGTON DC
NEW POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Notes and Corrections
WHY DO PEOPLE SPY? DO ANY OF THESE EXPERTS KNOW?
NEW COLD WAR MUSEUM CALLED "THE BAY OF PIGS MUSEUM & LIBRARY" HAS FORMED, SEEKS YOUR SUPPORT
GEORGE MARLING TO BE HONORED WITH SCIP INTELLIGENCE/INDUSTRY AWARD
SCULPTOR'S TYPO LEADS TO WRONG DECIPHERMENT
M. Neill Prew
26-29 April 06 - Orlando, FL - SCIP International Annual Conference
1-2 May 06 - Herndon, VA - Academic Intelligence Studies Conference
Wednesday, 3 May 06 - Houston, TX - Grand Opening of the AFIO Houston Chapter at "The Roof" of the Westin Oaks Hotel
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
11 May 06 - San Francisco, CA - AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts former NSA/CIA Counsel Rindskopf Parker at Luncheon
Thursday, 11 May 06 - Washington, DC - Author Debriefing: I Lie for a Living: Greatest Spies of All Time
11 May 06 - Washington, DC - The Naval Intelligence Professionals Capitol Chapter hosts a Book Review session on the book:
13 May 06 - Melbourne, FL - The Florida Satellite Chapter of AFIO hosts its quarterly luncheon - Cape Canaveral Coast Guard Cdr to Speak
Saturday, 13 May 06 - Washington, DC - Spies on Screen: Spy Treasures of Hollywood Film Festival
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 - Amb. John Negroponte, Director of National Intelligence - Details
Saturday, 10 June 06 - Washington, DC - Spy School Workshop: Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things
Thursday, 15 June 06 - Washington, DC - Author Debriefing: Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and Americaís First Shadow War
17 June 06 - Kennebunk ME - AFIO Maine Chapter Hosts James Pavitt, former CIA DDO, at Meeting
Tuesday, 20 June 06 - Washington, DC - Spylight Tour: After Hours Recon at the International Spy Museum
27-29 June 06 - Lyon, France - Complex Asian Crime Symposium 2006
23 - 25 August 06 - Raleigh, NC - Fourth Annual Raleigh International Spy Conference focuses on topic: Castro and Cuba: What Next?
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
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,"
27 - 29 October 06 - McLean, VA - AFIO National Intelligence Symposium - Homeland, Port and Border Security
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 Associationís Annual Conference
12 December 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officersí Club
13 February 07 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter luncheon with Carl W Ford, Jr., former head of the State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR).
18-19 October 07 - Laurel, MD - Symposium on Cryptologic History sponsored by the Center for Cryptologic History.
SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
BIG SCALE CRUDE OIL EXFILTRATION BY SYRIA: Buried on page 10 of the WashPost was the description of an "exfiltration" operation that involved 1200 trucks in one day, alone, to bring crude oil out of Iraq into Syria. The operation, reported the Iraqi government, has been going on for more than three weeks. Police and anti-corruption officials broke up the smuggling ring with the apprehension of the alleged ringleader, Ahmed Omar al-Khatab, in the NW border town of Rabiyah, where the trucks are now parked in a giant depot under police guard; though, one must ask, how long before these (or the contents) disappear from the rampant corruption?
Iraqi officials seized roughly 50,000 metric tons of oil -- roughly equivalent to 400,000 barrels, about a fifth of Iraq's average daily production -- valued at nearly $28 million. At roughly 1.9 million barrels per day, the country's oil industry is producing below preinvasion levels and is plagued by problems including sabotage and rampant smuggling and corruption. A member of the Iraqi National Assembly was charged with stealing funds allocated to the protection of pipelines, only to flee the country when an arrest warrant was issued. Iraq now spends nearly $500 million a month importing gasoline, which it sells at heavily subsidized prices. And of those, as much as 30 percent are unlawfully spirited out of the country and resold.
It is suggested these smuggling rings are to help insurgents. Shortly after the latest 1200 trucks were halted, an unknown man called to offer a $1 million bribe to allow the smugglers across the border. In the end, it will probably cost them less to bribe the guards to let them drain the empounded vehicles.
At least three others were involved in running the operation and they, too, were arrested, while most of the truck drivers were released. "They were paid a few hundred dollars and didn't know what they were doing was illegal," [Harvey / WPost 15Apr06/Finer, Hernandez]
CIA MINES OPEN SOURCE BLOGS - TELL-ALL ONLINE DIARIES USEFUL: CIA's new Open Source Center (OSC) stepped up data collection and analysis on worldwide blogging and is developing methods to gauge content reliability, said OSC Director Douglas J. Naquin.
"A lot of blogs now have become very big on the Internet, and we're getting a lot of rich information on blogs that are telling us a lot about social perspectives and everything from what the general feeling is to ... people putting information on there that doesn't exist anywhere else," Mr. Naquin told journalist Bill Gertz of The Washington Times.
Eliot A. Jardines, assistant deputy director of national intelligence for open source, said the amount of unclassified intelligence reaching Mr. Bush and senior policy-makers has increased as a result of the center's creation in November.
"We're certainly scoring a number of wins with our ultimate customer," said Mr. Jardines, who became the first high-level official in charge of the government's nonsecret intelligence in December.
"...the amount of open source reporting that goes into the president's daily brief has gone up rather significantly," Jardines said. "There has been a real interest at the highest levels of our government, and we've been able to consistently deliver products that are on par with the rest of the intelligence community."
Mr. Naquin said recent OSC successes have included the discovery of a technology advance in a foreign country. Also, most data on avian flu outbreaks come from open sources, he said.
The OSC uses powerful computers and software technology to "sift" the Internet for valuable intelligence. It also buys information from commercial databases.
In the past, open-source reports were used mainly by intelligence analysts.
A DoD official said Chinese military bloggers became valuable sources of intelligence on Beijing's secret military buildup. China built its first Yuan-class attack submarine at an underground factory that was unknown to U.S. intelligence until a photo of the submarine appeared on the Internet in 2004.
The center has taken over CIA's well-known FBIS [Foreign Broadcast Information Service] formed in 1941 to translate foreign broadcasts and a treasure for scholars for many decades.
The OSC is doubling its staff and bringing in material from 32 government agencies that also produce unclassified reports, Jardines added. [Harvey / Gertz in WashTimes Washington Times/19Apr06
SOURCE OF WASHINGTON POST LEAKS FOUND - CIA FIRES SENIOR OFFICER FOR YEARS OF INTENTIONAL, POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED DISCLOSURES:
The Agency finally located and dismissed Mary O. McCarthy, formerly an
intelligence analyst who was once senior director for intelligence programs at
the National Security Council where she served under President Clinton. The
dismissal came after the repeated failure by Ms. McCarthy of three polygraph
examinations, and her disclosure that she gave classified information to
reporters, including material which earned Washington Post journalist Dana
Priest -- one of the likely recipients of the leaks -- the Pulitzer Prize for
then revealing some of the covert counterterrorism methods being employed by the
Agency in the war on terror, including the existence of once-secret overseas
prisons for detaining and interviewing suspected terrorists.
The Justice Department separately opened investigations into the disclosure of information to The Post, for its articles about secret prisons, as well as The New York Times, for articles last fall that disclosed the existence of a program of warrantless domestic eavesdropping on suspected terrorists supervised by the National Security Agency -- both based on egregious hemorrhaging of covert operational techniques by those who were sworn to uphold them, like Ms. McCarthy.
Several former veteran CIA officials said the dismissal of an Agency employee over a leak was rare and perhaps unprecedented. But other Intelligence Officers consider it long overdue. The flood of leaks becoming an undermining torrent which is directly aiding the insurgents and anti-U.S. propagandists abroad.
McCarthy's departure followed an internal investigation by the Agency as part of an overdue intensified effort that began in January to scrutinize employees who had access to certain classified information which kept finding its way into the same news channels. She has been stripped of her security clearances and escorted out of headquarters, but appears to be reaching out on her well-trod path to those many sympathetic journalist contacts to now drum up support for her version of events -- the justification of her perfidy.
"A CIA officer has been fired for unauthorized contact with the media and for the unauthorized disclosure of classified information," said a Agency spokesman, Paul Gimigliano. "This is a violation of the secrecy agreement that is the condition of employment with CIA. The officer has acknowledged the contact and the disclosures."
The disclosures about the prisons provoked an outcry among European allies and set off protests among Democrats in Congress - the reaction McCarthy and her allies were seeking to trigger. The damage it has done to America's joint covert operations with wartime Allies, incalculable, and it has played a significant role in aiding the propaganda efforts of al Qaeda and related groups hoping to destroy U.S. interests at home and abroad.
The Association commends DCIA Porter Goss for swiftly resolving the issue. Such acts of betrayal, however, should also carry the penalty of the loss of pension and other genuine punishments, to send appropriate notice to other clearance-clutching leakers that consequences happen -- in the wallet -- from betrayal of colleagues, elected officials and the policies of the country during a time of war...probably the only way to convince these self-appointed back-channel policymakers -- using secrets to leak -- that the Agencies are serious about their betrayals which, even now, the leakers sanctimoniously assert are justified. [EAB / Harvey / based on numerous media accounts]
SECTION II -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES
CLANDESTINE RADIO: Wireless for the Warrior, Vol. 4, by Louis Meulstee and Rudolf F. Staritz, [Wimborne Publ. Ltd., Ferndown/ Dorset, 2004, ISBN 09520 63360, £49.50] This volume eliminate some of the smaller and larger gaps in the analysis of military and secret service history in the twentieth century. Agent radios from World War II until the end of the Cold War are depicted, for example some of the more modern equipment from the Ministry for State Security in the German Democratic Republic. Those who are familiar with the subject know how difficult it is to gain access to such radios and encoders, and will appreciate the book. [One of the finest collections of them being here in the U.S. in the collection of Keith Melton]. The more than 200 different equipments, sorted according to country of production and use, provide the layman as well as the expert with an all encompassing overview of the subject. With 850 pictures and more than 350 circuit diagrams and over 400 tables, the depictions are not only numerous, but also extremely detailed. The technical details included are all available technical information of transmitters, receivers, and power supplies, years produced, manufacturers, weight and size as well as additional parts (keys, high speed transmission equipment, antennas, etc.). Also contains descriptions of agent radios, radio direction finders for counter measures, special electric generators, and secret radio beacons.
The material was gathered over many years. The often parallel development of agent radios on the one hand and amateur radios on the other shows machines of the smallest possible measurement, small transmitters and for the largest possible distances. The book was primarily written by radio amateurs (there are 66 licensed radio amateurs from numerous countries, with their call signs, who served as authors, contributors, and sources). Also consulted were collectors, historians, and staff from military museums. It is known that many radio amateurs had ties to intelligence agencies in all countries involved in WW II and the Cold War because of their technical and operational knowledge. [EmilL]
SECTION III -- RESEARCHERS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, QUERIES, CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, AND COMING EVENTS
[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.]
PROFESSOR SEEKS DOJ "STRIKE FORCE" ATTORNEYS 1967-1989, AND OTHERS: I am seeking interviews with present or former US Justice Department attorneys who worked in the Criminal Division's Strike Force program from 1967 to 12/89, and federal law enforcement personnel who also worked in SF units as case investigators on organized crime matters, including intelligence activities. I am completing a book manuscript this summer on a project underway in this area since 2002. Most interviews will be conducted by phone at a mutually acceptable time, but can be in person in Texas or the Washington, DC area depending on preference and time. Am particularly interested in insights into intelligence operations of the Strike Forces. Interview information can be treated as confidential or for attribution (in whole or part) depending on preference. All interview experiences must be cited but will not be attributed to the person by name if so agreed. References in support of this research and to interviews already conducted may be given if requested by email or telephone. Replies to James D. Calder, Ph.D., C.P.P., Professor, Department of Political Science & Geography, The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249-1644; 210-458-7671; 210-458-4629 FAX or email him at James.Calder@utsa.edu
DID OSS/CIA OR BRITS SURVEIL HAGANAH?: "From early 1945 to mid-1948 the Haganah, a Zionist-inspired organization whose titular head was David Ben Gurion (later, Israel's first prime minister), maintained a presence in New York City. The purpose of their "mission" was to build support among Jewish and non-Jewish leaders for the state of Israel, and also to collect funds to support the civilian and military needs of the Haganah, in particular, money with which to buy ships for their "Aliyah Bet" sealift of Holocaust survivors to Palestine, or what in 1948 would become Israel. The Haganah also ran an operation through which to recruit volunteers to serve in Palestine. The Haganah assumed (and correctly so, I am told) that their offices and activities were under surveillance by the CIA and its predecessor, the OSS, as well as by the British Foreign Office "Special Intelligence Project."
Can any AFIO members point me in the direction of sources of information about any covert surveillance programs that went on during this period directed at the above-named organizations? I would appreciate help from WINs readers on ideas where I might continue my research on this topic? REPLIES to: J. Wandres, 624 Randall Way, Aberdeen, NJ 07747; email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 1-732-566-7594
SEEKING THOSE WITH EXPERIENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL POLICE EFFORT: Anyone in AFIO have any interaction with the International Police effort. By that I mean known and have worked with anyone from SAIC/Blackwater/BAE? I have a fellow officer who has a packet in and wants to know what to expect relating to armed, life in general, where he will be billeted and the conditions there and what ever else you can share. REPLIES to: Greg O'Hara at email@example.com
CHANNEL YOUR CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE PUZZLES INTO NEW UK TV SHOW: "Endemol, the creators of Big Brother, are currently developing a new prime time UK TV show. Hundreds of contestants will be asked to take on a host of tasks and challenges, battling each other until one winner is revealed. But they are not just battling each other. We are inviting the finest minds and talents in Britain and the US to devise games, riddles and challenges for our contestants. From Derren Brown to Dan Brown, Microsoft to NASA, an impressive array of individuals and organizations will be charged with setting challenges. Every day our contestants will be faced with something new, designed by someone new. Some tasks will be physical, some mental, some emotional.
We are looking at all areas of the Intelligence Community, from AFIO and the CIA, to SEALS, to the FBI and NSA, to cryptologic technicians and puzzle fanatics to aid us in designing a challenge based on a professional intelligence background.
Involvement from AFIO members would be invaluable. Should this be of potential interest to you, please reply along with your past intelligence position and title to: firstname.lastname@example.org "
Here's your chance to stump those who are convinced nothing can flummox them. They are seeking challenges posed by former Intelligence Officers and espionage book authors.
TAJIK, URDU, FARSI, UZBEK, KURDISH - DO YOU SPEAK THESE, OR KNOW OTHERS WHO DO? - "Foreign language skills are not only perishable but also crucial for U.S. national security and for its commercial, academic and government leadership throughout the world " -- Everette Jordan, Director National Virtual Translation Center
The National Virtual Translation Center is an Intelligence Community 'element' -- a hidden Agency within an Agency - that works under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Formed by Congress post 9/11 to handle the overflow that the IC cannot get to that needs "yesterday" translation, the NVTC has combined innovation, high tech, and 'secure' telecommuting to accomplish these tasks. They even played a role in Hurricane Katrina, and were the ones (in case you were wondering) upon whose desks landed those thousands of boxes of newly released documents from Iraq, needing quick translation. Done...by the almost invisible NVTC at its over 100 locations nationwide. The majority of the NVTC's linguists are drawn from the private sector as Independent Contract Linguists (ICL's) and linguists who work for vendors under contract to the NVTC. Career linguists from Federal agencies and military linguists also provide services to the NVTC as authorized through agreements facilitating interagency assistance. But many more are needed. Linguists may perform work at Government or contractor facilities, or in their residences (depending upon the type and security classification of the requirement). This flexibility makes the NVTC a very attractive opportunity. The current pay scale for linguists can be viewed here: http://www.nvtc.gov/paychart/index.html
Few other intelligence activities can provide such timely and crucial pieces of information to help avert another 9/11 -- as can one translation at the right moment, handed on to the right authorities. The efficient NVTC makes that possible -- proof that the Intelligence Community can be innovative and fast to act with useful, appropriate information. Learn more at: www.NVTC.gov The FAQs on the website will answer many questions and potential linguists can apply on-line. NVTC interest is particularly strong in English-speaking candidates with professional-level language fluency in Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese (all dialects), French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Malay, Malayalam, Pashto, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, Swahili, Tajik, Tamil, Tigrinya, Turkish, Turkmen, Uigur, Urdu, Uzbek, and Vietnamese. [EAB]
INFOSEC ENGINEER: Technical Consultants LLC has an immediate consulting position available ($55.-$70./Hr.) for an InfoSec Engineer to be based in Washington DC. Computer Science Degree preferred. Requires 10 years of overall experience with a minimum of 5 years in IT Security C&A The qualified candidate should have complete knowledge and working experience in Certification and Accreditations and of the standard methodologies used in the Certification and Accreditation process. Candidates should be able to develop and assist in implementation of IT Security policies and Standard Operating Procedures, and have complete knowledge and working experience in Certification and Accreditations of IT systems. The candidate should have a thorough knowledge of one of the standard methodologies used in the Certification and Accreditation process. The suitable candidate must have extensive experience, following NIST guidelines, in Risk Assessment and Management, Vulnerability Analysis in the area of Technical, Operational, Administrative, Physical and Personnel, Threat Analysis and the Mitigation Plans, Disaster Recovery Plan, Threat Analysis, Contingency Plan, Knowledge of Management, Technical and Operational Controls, Incident Response Capability, Communication Plan, Configuration Management Plan, System Security Plan and Application Security Test and Evaluation. The ideal candidate should have the ability to perform penetration testing, vulnerability testing, database password protection testing and application security testing. Inquiries and applications should be directed to Doc Wolfe at email@example.com, 703-568-3313. [via NortonNet]
NEW POSITIONS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY: These positions are also posted on www.usajobs.opm.gov For vacancies with DHS components including FEMA, Coast Guard, etc., please check their postings on www.usajobs.opm.gov
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Public Affairs Specialist GS-1035-14/14
Executive Assistant / Office Manager GS-0301-13/14
Program Analyst GS-0343-13/14
Program Analyst GS-0343-15/15
SUPERVISORY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (DIVISION DIRECTOR) GS-2210-15/15
SUPERVISORY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (DIVISION DIRECTOR) GS-2210-15/15
Congressional Affairs Specialist GS-0301-12/14
SECURITY SPECIALIST GS-0080-13/14
SUPERVISORY AUDITOR (IT) (AUDIT MANAGER) GS-0511-14/14
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Notes and Corrections
WHY DO PEOPLE SPY? DO THESE EXPERTS KNOW?: In just the past six years, 25 U. S. residents have been arrested for spying against the United States. Nearly half of those were what counterintelligence agents call "insider spies." Why would someone who worked for the government risk everything to give its secrets to another country or group? As reporter Chas Henry learned, the answers are rarely as simple as we might think. In a five-part series titled "Why Spy?" he explores the psychology of insider spies. David Charney, a psychiatrist who has spent time with several insider spies, offers his observations -- as do former CIA director James Woolsey and retired FBI counterintelligence expert David Major.
"Why Spy?" begins broadcast tonight, Monday, April 24 -- on "Federal News Today," a NewsChannel 8 program broadcast each weeknight from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. NewsChannel 8 provides round-the-clock local news to cable television viewers in Washington, D. C., Maryland and Virginia
NEW COLD WAR MUSEUM -- "THE BAY OF PIGS MUSEUM & LIBRARY" -- HAS FORMED, SEEKS YOUR SUPPORT: Advisors, Directors and Trustees of the new Bay of Pigs Museum & Library recently hosted an exclusive preview event at Casa Bacardi on the University of Miami campus to present the project and showcase renderings of the future museum. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez, Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick, County Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Miami City Commissioner Joe Sanchez, Jose Luis Rodriguez, representing Governor Jeb Bush, local TV personality Maria Elvira Salazar, author Humberto Fontova and members of Miamiís business elite were on hand to provide support and financial backing for this exciting new project.
During the past year a group of young professionals, with the support and participation of the Brigade 2506 Veterans Association leadership, created a new independent Bay of Pigs Museum group, the "Bay of Pigs Museum & Library" consisting of Trustees and a Board of Directors. An Advisory Board of prominent individuals, including former diplomats & government officials, businessmen, corporate executives, academics and historians, provides a role in concept development, ongoing guidance and fundraising.
The mission of this independent, non-profit 501(c)3 organization is to build a new, modern Cold War Museum in Miami's Little Havana area honoring the heroes of the Brigade 2506 and preserving the history surrounding the dramatic Bay of Pigs invasion of April 17, 1961. It will also place those historic events in the broader Cold War context, and describe how Miami was on the front lines in the battle for freedom.
The new Museum will be a three story, custom-built structure in the Little Havana area of Miami. It will replace the existing museum at 1821 SW 9th St, SW, Miami. The building will evoke the ideals of patriotism, courage and sacrifice represented by the Brigade.
"The future museum & library will not only provide our community with a long-lasting monument to the battle and related history but also provide an opportunity to educate future generations on the importance of fighting for freedom and democracy," said NicolŠs J. Gutiťrrez, Jr. President of Board of the Bay of Pigs Museum & Library.
For more information regarding this event and the future plans for the museum or to assist with their growth or add to their holdings, please call Paul Crespo, Project Director [and an AFIO member], at (305) 662-1607 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Museum at www.bayofpigsmuseum.org We congratulate the Museum organizers on this important new initiative. Further news of their programs will be featured in the WINs. [Further note: Some members of the Museum's organizers will be speaking at the upcoming Raleigh International Spy Conference on "Castro and Cuba - What Next" in late August. See listing here to attend.]
GEORGE MARLING TO BE HONORED WITH SCIP INTELLIGENCE/INDUSTRY AWARD: The Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) honored George Marling as this yearís recipient of SCIPís Faye Brill Service Award. Marling -- a long-standing SCIP and AFIO member -- is the operating executive officer of Intergalax Systems Unlimited, and received the award for his direct and extraordinary support to the society in honor of the late Faye Brill.
Marlingís intelligence career spans five decades, with his work as a former military and civilian intelligence officer for the Department of Defense, as a senior intelligence officer with the U.S. CIA, and extensive consulting work, including 13 years at the MITRE Corporation. One of his most notable career achievements was his appointment to executive secretary of the U.S. Intelligence Community Executive Steering Group for the Open Source Intelligence Program.
Since 1986, Marling has played a significant role in SCIP growth and activities and represents the organization at quarterly meetings of the Intelligence Community Associations Network [ICAN] which builds awareness in the private sector of the activities of a variety of intelligence groups. SCIP members are unique in their utilization of finely-honed intelligence expertise for the benefit of the private sector. To explore the organization, visit www.scip.org
Marling holds a bachelorís degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and two masterís degrees, one in international relations from the School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University and one in the technology of management at American University, and has completed two years of post graduate studies in economics at University of Cologne in Germany. Marling and eight other award recipients will be honored during a special presentation at SCIPís annual conference, April 27 in Orlando, Fla. Details on that important event here.
SCULPTOR'S TYPO LEADS TO WRONG DECIPHERMENT - Sculptor points out typo in 16-year-old CIA puzzle. For nearly 16 years, puzzle enthusiasts labored to decipher an 865-character coded message stenciled into a sculpture -- KRYPTOS -- in the inner courtyard at CIA HQ in Langley. This week the sculptor gave them an unsettling but hopeful surprise: Part of the message they thought they had deciphered years ago actually says something else.
The sculpture, titled 'Kryptos the Greek word for hidden, is mostly an curved sheet of copper with a message devised by the sculptor, Jim Sanborn, and Edward Scheidt, a retired chairman of the CIA's cryptographic center.
The message is broken up into four sections, and in 1999, computer programmer Jim Gillogly announced he had figured out the first three, which include poetic ramblings by the sculptor and an account of the opening of King Tut's tomb. The CIA then announced that one of its physicists, David Stein, had also deciphered the first three sections a year earlier.
On Wednesday, Sanborn left a phone message for Elonka Dunin, a computer-game developer who runs an e-mail list for enthusiasts trying to solve ''Kryptos.'' For the first time, Sanborn had done a line-by-line analysis of his text with what Gillogly and Stein had offered as the solution and discovered that part of the solved text was incorrect.
Within minutes, Dunin called back, and Sanborn told her that in the second section, one of the X's he had used as a separator between sentences had been omitted, altering the solution. Sanborn's admission was first reported Friday by Wired News [NYTimes].
M. (for Maurice, a name he never used) Neill Prew died of throat cancer at 84 in his hometown of Sarasota in early April 2006. Neill was a quiet guy, invaluable, rock steady, with a whimsical sense of humor. . He served Bill Harvey [CIA] in Berlin in the early-mid 1950s, doing small-but-necessary jobs discreetly and with sly good humor. He was also at JMWAVE, and later went upcountry in Vietnam. In retirement, he loved nothing more than climbing into his ancient Land Rover and exploring the Florida mangrove swamp country. [Submitted by Bayard Stockton] Official obit unseen.
26-29 April 06 - Orlando, FL - SCIP Annual Conference - The Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionalsí 21st International Annual Conference and Exhibition will focus on how CI professionals and processes are addressing major issues and challenges in the field, such as ethics, scholarly research and innovation, essential skills, and offensive and defensive tactics. The conference is being held at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando. Keynote address will be by Clayton Christensen, consultant, Harvard professor, and author of Seeing Whatís Next. SCIP is a nonprofit membership organization focused on the development and use of competitive intelligence. The event offers opportunities to meet with the innovators and leaders in the competitive intelligence field and numerous options and ideas for stories. Please visit <http://www.scip.org/> .
1-2 May 06 - Herndon, VA - International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) will be holding its second annual conference on: "Intelligence Studies: The Academic Discipline of the Future." Speakers include Mike McConnell, Christopher Andrews, Mark Lowenthal. The conference will be held at Booz Allen in Herndon, VA. More information and registration can be found at http://www.iafe.org
Wednesday, 3 May 06 - Houston, TX - Grand Opening of the AFIO Houston Chapterat "The Roof" of the Westin Oaks Hotel at the Galleria [5011 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056]. Cocktails and Dinner from 6 pm to 9 pm. $45 pp Speakers will include S. Eugene Poteat, AFIO President, to welcome new members and introduce organizers. Send replies to acting organizer: Roland V. Carnaby, at email@example.com or by phone at 713-851-5200. However, to be certain of reserving a place at this event, send payment and registration [name, phone number, email, and check] to AFIO Houston Chapter Event, 1302 Waugh Dr #520, Houston, TX 77019-3908. Get in on the ground floor with this first AFIO Chapter in the great state of Texas.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com The Event is being held at the Sheraton-Premiere Hotel. NMIA is a worthwhile organization and deserving of your support.
Thursday, 11 May 2006 - San Francisco, CA - AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts luncheon featuring Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, Dean, Pacific McGeorge School of Law, speaking on the topic: Balancing National Security Against Personal Liberties. Event begins 11:30 am No Host Cocktails; Lunch at Noon. Location: United Irish Cultural Center (UICC) - St. Francis Room, 2700 - 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116 (45th between Sloat and Wawona)
The attacks of September 11th ushered in a new era in national security law and policy. Since then, our nation has engaged in an urgent search for greater security while preserving our fundamental way of life. Congress has passed a number of laws to improve security, while the Administration has taken a bold position on issues ranging from domestic surveillance to the right to counsel, relying on unprecedented expansion of legal and congressional authorities. As members of the intelligence community and as citizens, we must understand the emerging paradigm and the new demands to remain a safe nation.
Dean Parker served as general counsel of the National Security Agency (1984 -1989), principal deputy legal adviser at the U.S. Department of State (1989 - 1990), and general counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency (1990 - 1995). A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a former Chair, and member of the Advisory Board of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security, and member of the ABA Task Force on Domestic Surveillance, Parker frequently addresses national security issues.
Cost: $25 per person, Member Rate - with advance reservations; $35 per person, Non-Member Rate or at door without reservation
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Thursday, 11 May 06 - Washington, DC - Author Debriefing: I Lie for a Living: Greatest Spies of All Time. 12 noon to 1 p.m. You may think you know all about Benedict Arnold and Mata Hari - but what about the Soviet agent who assassinated Trotsky or the British spy who brought the United States into World War I? Who are these elusive characters, what did they do, and why? I Lie for a Living reveals the secret lives and loves, triumphs and blunders of some daring secret agents, operatives, and spymasters. The Spy Museum's latest publication will be presented. Join author Antony Shugaar and Museum Executive Director Peter Earnest for a look at the spies who pulled off some complicated and clandestine operations. Free! No registration required.
11 May 06 - Washington, DC - The Naval Intelligence Professionals Capitol Chapter hosts a Book Review session on the book: The Admirals' Advantage by Christopher Ford and David Rosenberg, to be held at 1 p.m. at the Navy Memorial. RADM Thomas Brooks, USN(Ret) will host the discussion. If interested in attending, call or email: Terry Wilton, NIP CC Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com
13 May 06 - Melbourne, FL - The Florida Satellite Chapter of AFIO hosts its quarterly luncheon at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club -- at which CW03 Mary Ward, Commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Unit at Cape Canaveral, is scheduled to speak about the mission and functions of her unit at Port Canaveral related to security. For more information contact: BEKeith at: Bobbie6769@JUNO.com or phone: (321) - 777-5561
Saturday, 13 May 06 - Washington, DC - Spies on Screen: Spy Treasures of Hollywood Film Festival Flash back to 1964 -The Man from U.N.C.L.E. transported me to another world - And I was not alone, all of America was swept up in a thrilling wave of pop-culture espionage." -- Danny Biederman, The Incredible World of Spy-Fi He will screen episodes from Get Smart, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mission: Impossible, The Wild Wild West in a day long celebration of the image of spies in an earlier period of our history. Biederman, a screenwriter, producer, and director, will discuss the characters, plot lines, props, and evolution of the spy thriller. Runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with break for lunch. Tickets: $20 http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now
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. The speaker will be BG(r) Tony Trifiletti,USA (Armored) talking about the new realignment of the Army. Cost for members of the club is $6.75 and $7.95 for non club members. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.
2 June 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Amb. John Negroponte, Director of National Intelligence - Details here
3 June 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.
Saturday, 10 June 06 - Washington, DC - Spy School Workshop: Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things "A worthy spy can make a radio out of a clam shell." Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Necessity is the mother of invention and some of the best spy gadgets ever invented were the product of desperation. In this workshop, Melissa Mahle, former CIA operations officer and author of Denial and Deception: An Insider's View of the CIA from Iran-Contra to 9/11, will describe tense situations from her own experience in which resourcefulness and adaptability saved the day. Then Cy Tymony, author of Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things and its sequel, will demonstrate some of his most amazing creations - including the "Gadget Jacket" - and talk about how pop-culture heroes Artemus Gordon and Q inspired his work. Guests will have the opportunity to transform mundane materials into gizmos and gadgets. Adults Only Tickets: $20 http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now
Thursday, 15 June 06 - Washington, DC - Author Debriefing: Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and Americaís First Shadow War On 6 June 1944, while Allied troops stormed the Normandy beaches, 300 young American, British, and French soldiers parachuted behind enemy lines to launch a secret mission codenamed Jedburgh. Working with the French Resistance, the "Jeds" embarked on a stunningly effective guerilla campaign against the German war machine. Colin Beavan, whose grandfather helped direct the operation, tells the incredible story of the daredevils who carried out Americaís first special forces mission in his new book. Join the author as he highlights one of the most hazardous covert operations of World War II. Free! No registration required
17 June 06 - Kennebunk, ME - James L. Pavitt, former CIA Deputy Director of Operations will speak to the AFIO Maine Chapter on "Post 9/11 Intelligence Reform and Reorganization - The Pursuit of Perfection." As head of the Clandestine Services from 1999 to August 2004 Pavitt led CIA's operational response to the September 11 attacks. He managed CIA's global intelligence collection and nearly half of its multi-billion budget. In the course of over 30 years of intelligence experience, he spent many years overseas as a member of the Clandestine Services. Fom 1990 to 1993 he served as Senior Intelligence Advisor to President George H. W. Bush as a member of the National Security Council team meeting with the President, Cabinet, Congress, heads of foreign intelligence services and senior government officials around the globe. He is currently a Principal of the Scowcroft Group. The meeting, scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at the Kennebunk Free Library will be open to the public. For more information call (207) 985-2392.
Tuesday, 20 June 06 - Washington, DC - Spylight Tour: After Hours Recon at the International Spy Museum Starts at 8 p.m. What is it really like to meet an agent in the dead of night in a denied area? How do the objects on display in the Museum handle in the field? Get the spyís-eye view in this extraordinary program. Burton Gerber is a widely respected veteran of 39 years as a CIA case officer who served in some of the Agencyís most challenging overseas posts. As chief of station in Moscow during the Cold War, he was known for his rigorous tradecraft and dedication to operations. He is the co-editor of the recent, well-received book, Transforming U.S. Intelligence. In this exclusive, after-hours tour, Gerber will bring the Museumís unique exhibits to life with stories from his distinguished career and informed opinion on historical events. Heíll share how the gadgets really worked -- or didnít -- and whether to include your wife in a clandestine operation. Tickets: $60 http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now
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 Prosecutorís 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 email@example.com, or they may be sent to Center for Asian Crime Studies, 7609 Royal Dominion Dr, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA along with your payment.
23 - 25 August 06 - Raleigh, NC - Fourth Annual Raleigh International Spy Conference focuses on topic: Castro and Cuba: What Next? From revolution to Cold War KGB leader, Castro and his era will end soon. Hear the experts -- Don Bohning, Humberto Fontova, Brian Latell, Tim Naftali, Art Padilla, and Gene Poteat -- take you from the Bay of Pigs through the Cuban Missile Crisis, the intrigue of Castros role as the "Bridgehead" for the KGB-led Non-aligned Movement - including new revelations from the intelligence world and estimates of what will happen to Cuba and its relationship with the US after Castro. Put on your calendar and go to www.raleighspyconference.com or call the Spy Hotline at 919- 807-7917 to register early for this important event.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com (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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Officersí 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 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 email@example.com or call (806) 742-9010 for more information. Deadline for submissions: August 1, 2006
27 - 29 October 06 - McLean, VA - AFIO National Intelligence Symposium - Homeland, Port and Border Security
5-7 December 06 - Chantilly, VA - MASINT V, The MASINT Associationís Annual Conference More details to follow. Or write them at firstname.lastname@example.org
6 December 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.
12 December 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officersí 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
AND FOR 2007 CALENDARS ....
13 February 07 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers' Club, at MacDill Air Force Base. The luncheon speaker is Carl W Ford, Jr., former head of the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), from 2001 until 2003. As Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, he reported directly to the Secretary of State, Colin Powell, and provided intelligence support and analysis to him and other senior policy makers. He was directly involved in crafting policy related to the war on terrorism, the Iraq war and reconstruction, and issues regarding the Chinese military, nuclear proliferation, the Middle East peace process, and the North Korean military threat.
Between 1965 and 1989, Mr. Ford served a tour of duty in Vietnam, was a U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer, a Defense Intelligence Agency China Strategic Intelligence Officer, a CIA China military analyst, a professional staff member for East Asia on the Committee on Foreign Relations, and the National Intelligence Officer for East Asia at the CIA. Beginning in early 1989, Mr. Ford spent four years working at the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary levels in the Defense Department. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
18-19 October 2007: Symposium on Cryptologic History sponsored by the Center for Cryptologic History, to be held at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD. Further details available in early 2007.
1 December 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.
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