AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #30-06 dated 31 July 2006
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FORMER WINs EDITOR PASSES AWAY AT 73
Derk Kinnane Roelofsma was editor of these pages for over two years, ending his tenure in April 2006 when his health would no longer permit him to continue a job he greatly enjoyed and resigned with considerable reluctance. He died on July 11, 2006 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. AFIO owes Derk an immense debt of gratitude and honor for his service to our members. The task of editing the WINs is not an easy one. It requires a deft touch to select a corpus of news articles each week that reflect the important and often contentious issues transpiring throughout the intelligence community with the goal to present them with balance and a hint of personal style, without a personal agenda. Derk, a journalist by trade, was beloved by his readership and a master at this craft of serving a wide variety of readers.
Derk was born on December 6, 1932 in New York City to the late Edmund Roelofsma and Florence Kinnane Roelofsma. He received a Bachelor of Arts in the Humanities from Columbia University and a Master of Arts in Dram from Tulane University. His resume is rich with journalistic experience. After stints as an academic and university lecturer at Columbia University, Tulane University and Baghdad University, Iraq, he began his journalistic career in 1964 with Reuters as the European Editor and Paris Correspondent, specializing in international political and cultural affairs. From there he had a string of international postings - The Irish Times as a stringer in Paris, an editor at Kayhan International and stringer with BBC in Tehran for nine years, fourteen years as the Editor-in-Chief of UNESCO Features in Paris. He served for four years as a Senior Writer at Insight on the News in the United States and acted as the Editor of the English Service for Agence France-Presse at four different times in his career. Starting in the mid-90's, Derek took a number of jobs in the U.S. to include Summer Relief Editor for The National Interest, a writer for National Geographic Television, a columnist for Maine World News Exchange with his friend, James J. Algrant, and, before the AFIO assignment, ended at United Press International as an Editor/Writer and Columnist on the International Desk. His other work included publications in a number of media including the Washington Times; The International Herald Tribune, Paris; The Observer, London; The Irish Times in Dublin; Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, London; Radio Eireann, Dublin; as well as various websites.
He was the author of The Kurds and Kurdistan, Oxford University Press, 1964.
In addition to his journalistic work, Derk was Secretary General of the International Federation of Genealogy and Heraldry, and since 1988 was very active as Associate Officer Brother of the Order of Saint John. He also served as Director of Ancestors, Limited in England, which provided genealogical and heraldic goods and services from 1993-1997.
He is survived by his loving wife, Elzbieta Pluta Kinnane-Roelofsma; his son, Julian O'Donovan and his grandson, Macdara Molloy, both of Ireland. They have reason to be proud of their lineage. He will be greatly missed.
Friday, 8 September 06 - Vienna, VA - AFIO National Fall Luncheon
Two compelling presentations
SPEAKERS: Amb. J. Cofer Black, former Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the U. S. State Department, and former Director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, now Vice Chairman of Blackwater USA;
speaking on "The Evolution and Future of Terrorism"
and Senior Pentagon Correspondent for the Washington Post/author, Thomas E. Ricks on his impressive new book:
FIASCO: The American Military Adventure in Iraq. Space limited. $49 pp members; $59pp non-members.
To be held at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel Ballroom, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22180. Three course gourmet luncheon will be served. Registration at 10:30 a.m.; Ricks at 11 a.m.; Lunch at noon; Amb. Black at 1:00 p.m. Borders Books will have many new intelligence titles available to browse or purchase. Other authors will be present. Secure Online registration available here. Members given preference on date of registration basis.
SOURCE IN NSA DOMESTIC SPYING CASE RECEIVES GRAND JURY SUBPOENA Russell Tice, 44 of Linthicum, MD, who worked in highly classified satellite intelligence collection programs within the NSA, received a subpoena on July 27th to appear before a federal grand jury next week. Tice is believed to be a primary source in leaking classified information to the press about an anti-terrorism program that involved data mining of domestic phone call records when one end of the conversation was overseas and investigators had reason to believe the call was terrorism-related. The grand jury, which has been seated in Alexandria, VA, is part of a year long FBI investigation into the sources of classified information that has been leaked to the media. The subpoena states the investigation is examining "possible violation of federal criminal laws involving the unauthorized disclosure of classified information." It also specifically mentions the Espionage Act. In addition to leaks involved in the NSA domestic spying program, which broke in the New York Times last December, the investigation is also looking at other leaks, including information about CIA secret prisons overseas where suspected terrorists were allegedly held, news of which appeared in the Washington Post. This subpoena is the first confirmation that the grand jury has begun to hear testimony. In his own defense, Tice claims that he had discussions with reporters, but was careful not to discuss any classified details of programs. He also claims that he reported what he saw as abuses at the NSA to Congressional staff members who had the necessary clearances to receive classified information. Tice was fired from his position at NSA when he was found to be mentally incompetent to maintain access to classified information. Tice says his mental health is perfect. He feels the dismissal and subpoena are acts of intimidation by the government to scare other potential whistleblowers. Besides the NSA, Tice's 20-year intelligence career included stints at the Defense Intelligence Agency and U.S. Air Force Intelligence. No journalists have been subpoenaed yet. [PJK/NYT 29Jul06/Shane]
WOOLSEY CLAIMS HEZBOLLAH ATTACKS ARE SMOKE SCREEN TO PROTECT IRANIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM In an interview on Fox News' "The Big Show with John Gibson" on July 27th, former CIA Director James Woolsey said that Hezbollah, Hamas, Muqtada al-Sadr and other Shi'ia groups in Iraq are just pawns protecting Iran's "queen," its nuclear weapons program. The host Gibson pointed out that the Iranian president has all but admitted to controlling Hezbollah in his statement that Iran will call off Hezbollah when it is ready to. In response, Woolsey said that Iran was playing a sort of chess game, and its goal was to obtain nuclear weapons technology. All the other strife that is being perpetrated by Hezbollah, Hamas and the Iraqi groups are designed to draw U.S. and international attention away from that end game. Woolsey does not believe, however, that Hezbollah and its Iranian handlers thought the Israeli response would be so robust. He thinks the plan was to ratchet up these border skirmishes, kidnappings and rocket attacks without receiving a significant Israeli response, and thereby establish intimidation on the Israeli population. As to how Hezbollah became such a formidable foe, Woolsey points to $100-$200 million per year in Iranian aid and training plus a fanatical belief system. But Woolsey thinks Iran would like Israel to hold its position now. He quotes a senior Iranian official as saying if Israel pushes too hard on Hezbollah, Iran will retaliate against Israel. Gibson pressed Woolsey to answer how Israeli intelligence, with its drones constantly flying over southern Lebanon, could not know how strong Hezbollah had become. Woolsey believes Israel did know what was going on, to a point, but he also notes that much of Hezbollah's operations may have gone underground, to bunkers and caverns where Israeli spy planes and drones cannot see. [PJK/FoxNews 27Jul06/Gibson]
DHS MOVING TO SHARE INTELLIGENCE MORE EFFICIENTLY The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) supports 38 fusion centers around the
country to investigate tips, tighten security and handle disasters. Starting
soon, federal intelligence officers will take up home in these centers to work
side-by-side with state and local authorities to better share intelligence. The
first phase will have Homeland Security officers moving into the centers in New
York City, Los Angeles, Baton Rouge, La., and Reisterstown, Md. Other centers
will be added as the program grows, with all centers manned by the end of 2008.
Local police departments have complained that DHS has not supported them with
sufficient intelligence about terrorist threats. Although DHS sends out threat
announcements, 1260 last year alone, Los Angeles Police
Chief William Bratton said the bulletins often are too vague, and Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt, president of the Major Cities Police Chiefs Association said they are constantly re-querying Washington to clarify or obtain additional detail. "A Homeland Security intelligence analyst will speed the center's ability to assess possible threats and decide what security steps should be taken," said Maryland homeland security spokesman James Pettit. "Nothing replaces face-to-face contact." In a statement too familiar in the Intelligence Community, many police departments complained that they learned of terrorist threats from cable news networks before ever hearing from DHS. Charles Allen, who took over DHS's intelligence shop less than a year ago, said that the intelligence part of DHS did not work well with state and local authorities after its creation in 2003 but now, "we're going to work collaboratively with them. It's the right thing to do." [LawrenceS/USAToday 27Jul06/Hall]
FORMER INDIAN FOREIGN MINISTER CLAIMS TOP LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT INFILTRATED BY CIA India's former Foreign Minister, Jaswant Singh, claims in his new memoirs that a top civil servant of the Indian government was on the payroll of the CIA and leaked essential secrets about India's nuclear program in the early 90's. Denials from former government members abounded and the Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has called for Jaswant Singh to reveal this mole's name. But the former foreign minister will only hint at the identity to journalists as he ramps up interest in his soon-to-be-released autobiography, already guaranteed to be a best seller. Singh described the mole as a civil servant "in such a high position that he was privy to a lot of information". Singh then trickled more information. the man is no longer in government service, and he now lives overseas. Intelligence officials believe the claim. They say they knew for a long time that America had a highly placed source. B Raman, who worked for the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external espionage agency, provided as evidence the US's foreknowledge of a nuclear test in the early 90's that the Americans interdicted and stopped. [PJK/Guardian 28Jul06/Ramesh]
ODNI'S FORWARD GUARD TO PROTECT CIVIL LIBERTIES The 9/11 Commission was precognitive in its recommendation that civil liberty protection officers were needed in the intelligence, homeland security and justice communities. The man who received the job at the Office of the Director of National Security was Alexander Joel. He was appointed on December 8th, 2005, just a week before the NSA domestic spying scandal broke. Joel was a privacy and technology lawyer for Marriot Corporation before the attacks on September 11th prompted him to quit the private sector and sign on with the CIA's General Counsel. However, Joel says review of the NSA program is now out of his jurisdiction, as it is being handled directly by the President and the Attorney General. Joel finds it outside his sphere of influence and responsibility to tell the President the rules. The ACLU complains that this is the problem with such oversight positions- they lack the authority and independence to be effective. Joel disagrees. He has been working closely with the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board headed by Carol Dinkins and established by the Intelligence Reform Act of 2004. The board's five members were appointed by President Bush and, according to Dinkins, do not require broad legal powers, but carry "a strong power of suasion in saying, ‘Here’s what needs to be considered and here’s why.’” The board is currently examining terrorist watch lists and developing procedures for Americans to remove their names from them. To help lift the veil of distrust and suspicion of Administration influence on his decisions, Joel made waves last month with the controversial hiring of Timothy H. Edgar, who had been the ACLU’s top national security lobbyist for five years. The ACLU has been critical of the Administration's conduct of the War on Terror with regards to civil liberties, especially pertaining to treatment of detainees and domestic surveillance. Joel does not want to become another level of bureaucracy that complicates the Intelligence Community's ability to safeguard America. He says his job is to get in early to help avoid problems. One of Joel's current projects is to develop software that can anonymize data so intelligence analysts can work with it and learn from it without compromising American freedoms and privacy. [CameronL/NYT 25Jul06/Shane]
FREQUENT FLIER MILES FINGER CIA OPERATIVES ON RENDITION MISSIONS Italian prosecutors have used frequent flier records to track the movements of a man and a woman who they claim were covert CIA operatives participating in the kidnapping of terrorist suspects from European soil. According to records dating back to 2003, the Italians claim the pair made visits to Brussels, Venice, London, Vienna and Oslo. The trip to Oslo was of particular importance as it coincided with a warning that was allegedly leaked by sources in the Norwegian government to a Muslim man Mullah Krekar of a secret CIA plot to kidnap him. The Italians go on to charge that the two were in Italy a few weeks before that and participated in the kidnapping of radical Islamic preacher, Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, as he walked to a mosque in Milan. Italian police have been able to reconstruct much of the sloppy operation through violations of CIA tradecraft, such as the abundant use of traceable cell phones. Italian authorities have issued arrest warrants for 25 alleged CIA operatives, a U.S. Air Force colonel and at least eight senior officials in the Italian intelligence agency SISMI who supposedly aided in the abduction that resulted in the imprisonment of Abu Omar in Egypt, where he remains today. Abu Omar was a member of Ansar al-Islam, a radical Islamic group founded my Mullah Krekar in Norway. The group began recruiting combatants in 2003 to join the insurgency in Iraq after America's invasion there. Italy arrested a number of the group on the grounds of forging identity documents and recruiting and transporting "foreign fighters" to Iraq. However, a judge dismissed the charges stating that recruiting combatants in and of itself does not violate Italy's anti-terrorism laws. [PJK/ChicagoTrib 24Jul06/Crewdson]
"Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq" by Thomas Ricks, Penguin Press HC, ISBN: 159420103X, $27.95 Ricks describes as folly and incompetence the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the deteriorating security situation, and the ballooning insurgency. He relies on a number of sources inside the American military and draws from his own experience on the ground as a senior correspondent for the Washington Post. In an interview with Amazon, Ricks says that when he first visited Iraq after the invasion in 2003 he felt comfortable jumping in a car and driving to Tikrit. Today, he says, that would be suicidal. He also believes that some in the American military that say the situation is improving are judging based on threats to heavily armed military convoys and patrols. He laments, "I worry that what the Americans measure are threats to U.S. troops and the killings of Iraqis. That neglects a huge spectrum of other significant activities--rapes, robberies, kidnappings, acts of extortion, and, most importantly, acts of violent intimidation." [CameronL/NYT 25Jul06/Kakutani]
"A Spy’s Journey: A CIA Memoir" by Floyd L. Paseman, Zenith Press, ISBN: 0-7603-2066-7, $24.95 Written by a 35-year veteran of the CIA, "A Spy's Journey" tells of the career of Floyd Paseman, who passed away in 2005. The book does not go in depth into operations, sources and methods, but holds a collection of insider stories that are sometimes amusing and sometimes infuriating as Paseman stood up to his superiors at the Agency. He also provides reviews of the Directors of Central Intelligence under whom he served as well as the U.S. Presidents that were in the White House during his career. [PJK/SecurityPages/Abbey]
ANALYTIC SERVICES, DHS, SEEKS PART-TIME SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT CONSULTANTS. Analytic Services Inc.’s Homeland Security Institute, the Department of Homeland Security's only FFRDC, is seeking part-time Subject Matter Expert consultants with active security clearances. SMEs will support the definition of federal/state/local/private sector requirements and processes for both classified and unclassified intelligence production and distribution. All work will be done in the Washington DC area. Specifically, the project will: scope and clarify customer needs and demands to determine intelligence product requirements, recommend the revision of current intelligence distribution lists to better control and expedite dissemination to qualified users, assist in streamlining intelligence production processes for the most timely creation and dissemination of products. Former intelligence officers interested in making a continuing valuable contribution to Homeland Security and the War on Terror, please email a resume by August 31, 2006 summarizing personal experience pertinent to the above project tasks to William.Grayson@hsi.dhs.gov. In the cover email, please indicate level of availability (e.g., so many hours per month) and current security clearance status.
DEFENSE RECRUITERS LLC JOB VACANCIES:
To apply for any of these openings, please send resume in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
place the job title in subject line. http://www.defenserecruiters.com
Military Communications Systems Engineer - Requires active TS/SBI clearance - Provide on-site system engineering support to high-level office of DoD Communication Programs in Arlington, VA. Our client is a great, energetic company that is growing rapidly.
Responsibilities include: Provide technical and executive level support for DOD oversight activities, including: Military Satellite Communication programs and related terminal programs; Terrestrial wireless (JTRS); Wireline networks (GIG), as well as other major defense acquisition programs; Research, analysis, tracking and monitoring of communication technology developments; Review requirements and develop issue papers, program status reports and briefings. Required Skills: At least ten (10) years of prior experience in military communications;
BS Technical or Science degree (MS preferred); and Active TS/SSBI clearance.
Ten (10) OSINT Analysts Fluent in Arabic - Requires active TS clearance - Ten (10) dynamic, highly motivated, and well-organized, full-time OSINT Analysts who are fluent in Arabic are urgently needed for fascinating positions in Washington, DC. Our client is a wonderful, mid-size company with a strong emphasis on teamwork.
Responsibilities include: OSINT research and data exploitation in Arabic with original Arabic to English translation, post-machine translation editing and the summarization of Arabic materials into English; Limited analysis of translated material; Some local travel. Required Skills: Active TS clearance or higher; 3-5+ years experience in OSINT analysis with strong academic and/or professional credentials; Ability to utilize Arabic language skills in conducting OSINT research and data exploitation; English and Arabic reading/writing skills. Recent DLPT scores of at least 2/2; Solid work ethic; Skilled in the use of core software and Internet research tools; Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; Detail oriented. Desired Skills: Native or near-native oral and written fluency in Arabic and English. Arabic as first language is ideal.
Ten (10) OSINT Analysts Fluent in Farsi- Requires active TS clearance - Two (2) dynamic, highly motivated, and well-organized, full-time OSINT Analysts who are fluent in Farsi are urgently needed for fascinating positions in Washington, DC. Our client is a wonderful, mid-size company with a strong emphasis on teamwork.
Responsibilities include: OSINT research and data exploitation in Farsi with original Farsi to English translation, post-machine translation editing and the summarization of Farsi materials into English. Limited analysis of translated material; Some local travel. Required Skills: Active TS clearance or higher; 3-5+ years experience in OSINT analysis with strong academic and/or professional credentials; Ability to utilize Farsi language skills in conducting OSINT research and data exploitation; Native or near-native oral and written fluency in Farsi and English. Farsi as a first language is ideal; English and Farsi reading/writing skills. Recent DLPT scores of at least 2/2; Solid work ethic; Skilled in the use of core software and Internet research tools; Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; Detail oriented. Desired Skills: Native or near-native oral and written fluency in Farsi and English. Farsi as first language is ideal.
MOVIE ABOUT CIA ARMING OF MUJAHEDEEN TO STAR TOM HANKS, JULIA ROBERTS AND OTHERS Universal Pictures is putting together an assemble cast featuring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Philip Seymour Hoffman for the filming of "Charlie Wilson's War." The movie will tell the story of Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson who together with a rogue CIA operative managed one of the CIA's largest and most successful covert operations- the arming of the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan during the 1980's Soviet invasion. As the story goes, Wilson and his CIA contact manipulated Congress, the CIA, and a number of foreign governments to get arms to the Afghan rebels who later became members of the Taliban and some of bin Laden's henchmen. Amy Adams, academy award nominee for "Junebug" is also in negotiations to join the cast. [PJK/Reuters 27Jul06/Kit]
"OBSESSION" POWERFUL AND IMPORTANT FILM, EXAMINES RADICAL ISLAM'S THREAT TO THE WEST Michael Medved, film critic and conservative commentator, calls "Obsession," one of the most powerful, expertly crafted and undeniably important films I've seen this year. This courageous, utterly gripping expose' deserves the attention of every American -- and merits serious consideration for the Academy Award for Best Feature Length Documentary." This documentary provides an insider's view to radical Islam using historical footage, hidden cameras, and gripping interviews. It seeks to define the threat posed by "Islamic Fascism" and draws comparison's to the rise of Adolph Hitler prior to World War II. See the movie's home page for more information, trailer and reviews.
See death of WINs editor Derk Kinnane Roelofsma, at top.
12 August 06 - Melbourne, FL - The Florida Satellite Chapter of AFIO will host its luncheon at Colony Hall at the IRCC. The legendary Billy Waugh will be the guest speaker; a man whose career spans some 50 plus years in special operations -tracking Carlos the Jackal, coming face to face with Osama bin Laden are but a few of the stories he will share with us. For more information, contact BEKeith at: Bobbie6769@JUNO.com or phone: (321) 777-5561.
21 - 24
August 2006 - Denver, CO - After 11 successful years, the annual Intelink
Conference has been renamed The DNI's Information Sharing Conference &
Technology Exposition, Intelink and Beyond: Dare to Share. The new name
represents sponsorship of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and its
responsibility for facilitating information sharing between federal entities,
the Intelligence Community, state, local, and tribal entities, and foreign
partners. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver, at the Colorado
The lessons learned from 9/11 clearly indicate that simply gathering and storing critical information is not sufficient. Rather, entities involved in protecting this nation at all levels must proactively share information, in order to ensure that everyone involved has as many pieces of the puzzle as are available, and can create the clearest and most accurate picture possible. Achieving this vision requires us to remove the barriers that today exist between different networks, and separate users from information, to evolve toward a true national intelligence enterprise.
Featured Plenary Session Speakers Include: The Honorable Dale W. Meyerrose, Associate Director of National Intelligence and Chief Information Officer; The Honorable John Grimes, Assistant Secretary for Defense for Networks and Information Integration (ASD NII)/CIO, Department of Defense; Amb Thomas McNamara, Program Manager Information Sharing Environment; RADM Arthur Lawrence, Assistant Surgeon General, Department of Health and Human Services; Dr. Thomas Fingar, Deputy director of National Intelligence for Analysis; and Dr. Eric Haseltine, Associate Director of National Intelligence for Science and Technology.
The afternoon agenda has been structured into 4 tracks: Track 1. Building and Governing the New Enterprise; Track 2. Better Intelligence through New Communications; Track 3. Reaching New Consumers; Track 4. New Tools and Technologies.
If you have not already registered, SIGN UP NOW. For more detailed agenda information and to register for the conference, please visit one of the following homepages: NCSI: http://www.ncsi.com/intelink06/index.shtml or JWICS Intelink Central: http://www.ic.gov. SIPRNET Intelink Central: http://www.ismc.sgov.gov; or OSIS: http://www.osis.gov.
21 - 25 August 06 - El Paso, TX - Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training Active duty, Reserve, and National Guard personnel can attend this course if there is interest in law enforcement intelligence applications. The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts still has seats available for the 40 hour Foundation of Intelligence Analysis Training class for this fall, August 21 through 25, to be held at the El Paso Intelligence Center. Seating is limited to 25 individuals. Additional information about FIAT is available at www.ialeia.org/fiat.html. Application, and additional material, can be obtained at www.intelligenceisthefuture.com under the FIAT tab. The 40 hour course covers the following topics in depth: History of Intelligence, Legal Aspects, Sources of Information, Critical Thinking, Logic, Inference Development, Competing Hypotheses, Crime Pattern Analysis, Association Analysis, Flow Analysis, Strategic Analysis, Communication Analysis, and Products of Analysis. IALEIA has already registered a number of individuals attending from other locations in the U.S. and Canada, to include instructors. Early registration is encouraged. Registration is $350.00. Recommended accommodations at a very good government rate ($88.00) is the Chase Suites near the airport (915-772-8000 or 800-237-8811). Mention the FIAT course and prior arrangements with Pat Valdez (General Manager). These accommodations are very comfortable, and only several minutes from the airport and 15 minutes to EPIC. Please feel free to contact David Jimenez, MSgt, USAF (Ret), CCA, 915-834-8628 (email@example.com), Moderator: www.IntelligenceIsTheFuture.com Adjunct Faculty: American Military University, Andrew Jackson University, Grantham University; Special Advisor, California University of Protection & Intelligence Management IALEIA Director of Training, Education, & Career Development
21 - 25 August 06 - Baltimore, MD - 2006 DHS Security Conference and Workshop will take place at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel and Hyatt Regency Hotel. The conference will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 21, and will have training developed specifically for State and Local security professionals. There is no registration fee for this conference. The Hyatt Regency Baltimore will house the Office of Security’s sessions, but you may stay in either hotel, they are located adjacent to one another. The Conference is expected to draw IT planning managers and security practitioners such as Information Systems Security Officers (ISSO), and Information Systems Security Managers (ISSM), as well as Administrative, Physical and Personnel Security Managers, State & Local Security Managers, and personnel from throughout the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) component organizations. To register for the conference and/or to acquire additional information on the conference please go to http://www.fbcinc.com/conference2006/default.asp. When you register, please indicate that you are associated with the Office of Security; this will link you to a survey document that will assist us in planning appropriate room sizes for the selected presentations. To ensure that you receive the government room rate you must make your reservation before July 18th. Make room reservations by calling the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel at 1-888-962-8300 or the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 1-888-421-1442. For more information contact: Office of Security, Helen Stewart, (202) 205-3266, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 AFIO's President, 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.
29 - 30 August 2006 - New York, NY - The Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals [SCIP] “Competitive Technical Intelligence Best Practice Forum”will feature Wayne A. Rosenkrans, Jr., PhD of AstraZeneca Rosenkrans, the scientific and medical strategy director for external scientific affairs at AstraZeneca, will speak on how competitive technical intelligence (CTI) and strategy work together in successful organizations. CTI refers to the analysis of the external competitive environment in the context of internal issues, especially when technology is a factor. CTI can include scientific or technological threats, opportunities, or developments that impact a company’s competitive situation. “CTI is prevalent in a number of industries represented by our organization and a topic our members want to learn more about,” explains Alex Graham, SCIP’s executive director. “Professionals in many industries - pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, information technology, aerospace, chemicals, and transportation - can benefit from this forum.” Serving as a co-moderator with Martha Matteo, PhD [former CTI director at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical, and SCIP board member] is Arik Johnson, founder and CEO of Aurora WDC and also a SCIP board member. The forum features discussion groups, networking opportunities, and a post-conference white paper summary of the event. The two-day forum will be at the Marriott Marquis Time Square in New York. For full details and to register, visit www.scip.org.
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. 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
8 September 06 - Vienna, VA - AFIO National Luncheon Two
compelling presentations SPEAKERS: Amb. J. Cofer Black,
former Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the U. S. State
Department, and former Director of the CIA's Counterterrorism
Center, now Vice Chairman of Blackwater USA;
speaking on "The Evolution and Future of Terrorism" and Senior Pentagon Correspondent for the Washington Post/author, Thomas E. Ricks on his impressive new book:
FIASCO: The American Military Adventure in Iraq. Space limited. $49 pp members; $59pp non-members. To be held at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel Ballroom, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22180. Three course gourmet luncheon will be served. Registration at 10:30 a.m.; Ricks at 11 a.m.; Lunch at noon; Black at 1:00 p.m. Borders Books will have many new intelligence titles available to browse or purchase. Other authors will be present. Online registration available here. Members given preference on date of registration basis.
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 - 18 September 06 - Arlington, VA - The OSS Society and the Carpetbaggers will be co-hosting a Reunion at the Crown Plaza Hotel Reagan National Airport. 1480 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA, US, 22202. More information can be found at www.osssociety.org
16 September 06 - Kennebunk, ME. The Maine Chapter of AFIO will meet at 2:00 p.m. at the Kennebunk Free Library, Main St., Kennebunk. Guest speaker will be Janet Ray Weininger, daughter of Thomas "Pete" Ray, a CIA pilot killed in the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. Ray, whose body was kept on display in a Havana morgue, is remembered by Memorial Star 22 on the Wall of Honor and in the Book of Honor at CIA headquarters. Following her successful recovery of her father's body from Cuba, Weininger spearheaded the recovery mission of the remains of two CIA pilots from the remote mountains of Nicaragua in 1998 with support from CIA, a U.S. Army team from the Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii, U. S. Army Black Hawk crews, and U.S. and Nicaraguan diplomats and military. Weininger has been honored by the U. S. Congress for her work and has appeared on national TV programs such as Good Morning America and in the press. Weininger is founder and president of Wings of Valor, a Miami, Fla. based charitable organization dedicated to rebuilding lives torn apart by war, poverty, and disaster. She has a degree in Business Administration and lives in Miami, Fla. with her husband, a Delta Airlines pilot. The meeting is open to the public. Contact 207-985-2392 for information.
17 September 06 - Washington, DC - The International Spy Museum presents "Third-String Catcher, All-Star Spy" This event celebrates American baseball player Moe Berg and his efforts as a secret agent of the OSS. From parachuting into Yugoslavia to clandestinely filming Japanese military installations, Berg was an active agent whose life as a touring baseball player was a perfect cover. Join historians, authors, friends, and fans in this exploration of Berg's career with a special presentation of a commemorative Moe Berg medal to relative Irwin Berg. The event will be held from 1:00-3:15pm at the Spy Museum, 800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC,Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station. The cost is $15; Members of The Spy Ring: $12; Advance Registration required. Tickets are non-refundable and do not include admission to the International Spy Museum. To register, call Ticketmaster at 202.397.SEAT, 800.551.SEAT or the Museum at 202.393.7798; order online at ticketmaster.com; or purchase tickets in person at the International Spy Museum. To infiltrate The Spy Ring, the Spy Museum's membership program, visit spymuseum.org or call 866.SPYMUSEUM.
21 September 06 - Colorado Springs, 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. Speakers to be announced. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.
Friday Evening, 22
September 2006 - New York, NY - AFIO Metro New York Chapter hosts Dr. David
Kahn: World-Famous Codebreaking Historian, speaking on "The Rise of
Intelligence" Kahn holds a Ph.D in modern history from Oxford (England), and has taught courses on
political and military intelligence at Yale and Columbia Universities, has
spoken widely on intelligence, has testified before Congress on policy matters
dealing with cryptology, and appears on television as an expert on the history
of codes and ciphers. He is a founding co-editor on the scholarly quarterly "Cryptologia"
and is a member of the boards of editors of "Intelligence and National Security"
and of the "International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence." He
is also bestselling Author of "The Codebreakers" (often called the bible of
cryptology), "The Reader of Gentlemen's Mail", "Hitler's Spies", "Seizing the
Enigma" and "Kahn on Codes." This will be a fascinating talk by a consummate
PLACE: Society of Illustrators Building 128 East 63rd St, Manhattan - Between Park and Lexington Aves, New York City. TIME: Registration: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM. FORMAT: Buffet Dinner Starting at 6:00 PM. Cash Bar. COST: $45. Per Person. In Advance or at the Door. Checks Payable to Jerry Goodwin, [President, AFIO Metro Chapter]; Advance Reservations not Required but Strongly Suggested and Much Appreciated by phone to 212-308-1450 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
23 September 06 - Washington, DC - The Cold War Museum hosts a special Spy Tour of Washington. The Cold War Museum hosts a tour of various espionage sites in Arlington, Washington, and Georgetown; observe the former Café' where a Soviet spy escaped from his CIA handlers; listen in on a briefing about Civil War espionage at Lafayette Park; tour the Berlin Wall at the Newseum; and/or visit drop points used by agents such as FBI spy Robert Hanssen. Since its earliest days, Washington, D.C. has been the scene of international intrigue, espionage, and intelligence activity, as the U.S. government has tried to learn the plans of other countries while keeping its own plans secret. Key players in this non-ending drama include personalities as diverse as Rose Greenhow, Herbert Yardley, Major General "Wild Bill" Donovan, Aldrich Ames, and Robert Hanssen. This six-hour bus tour will introduce you to many of the locations in and around Washington that have been associated with intelligence and counter intelligence activities for the past two hundred years. Some walking is required. Optional stop at International Spy Museum not included in price. For more information, private bookings and additional information visit www.spytour.com or call the Cold War Museum at (703) 273-2381.
4 - 5 October 2006 - Bolling AFB, DC - National Military Intelligence Association hosts 2-day conference on Joint Intelligence Operations Center: Concepts and Reality with the Defense Intelligence Agency. The Conference will feature presentations by USD(I), the J2, the Combatant Commands, the Service Intelligence Chiefs and conclude with a discussion of resources by the Deputy Director, DIA. The conference will be conducted at the SECRET level at the DIAC on October 4-5, 2006. Further information available at www.nmia.org.
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.
21 October 06 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts Colin Beavan, author of Operation Jedburgh. Colin was born in New York City and grew up in Westport, Mass. He moved to England at age 18 and received both his bachelors and doctors degrees from the University of Liverpool. He now lives in New York City working full-time as a writer. While working on an article about his grandfather, Jerry Miller, and his career in OSS and CIA, he uncovered Operation Jedburgh and his grandfather's leading role. Operation Jedburgh tells the dramatic story of 300 American and Allied soldiers who were dropped behind enemy lines on D-Day to work with French Resistance and who launched a highly effective campaign against the Germans. Special forces procedures pioneered in this operation are still being used in Iraq and Afghanistan. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Kennebunk Free Library, Main Street, Kennebunk at 2:00 p.m. Contact 207-985-2392 for information
20-21 October 06 - Lubbock, TX - The Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University and CIA's 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, 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
3 - 5 November 06 - Reston, VA - AFIO - DHS National Intelligence Symposium on Homeland, Port and Border Security FOR YOUR Calendars. The AFIO National Symposium with the Department of Homeland Security will focus on DHS's Intelligence and Port and Border enforcement issues. The event will be held 3 November thru 5 November at the Hyatt Regency Hotel - Reston, 1800 Presidents St, Reston, VA 20190. Further information to be sent to all AFIO members in coming months. The hotel offers free shuttle to/from Dulles Airport. Make your flight reservations now.
3 - 4 November 06 - Hampton Beach NH - AFIO New England Chapter meets at the beautiful Ashworth-by-the-Sea Hotel to hear speakers Professor William Tafoya and Joe Wippl, the new CIA Officer-in-Residence at Boston University. For further information or to register, contact chapter president Art Lindberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
10 November 06 - Ft. Myer and Arlington National Cemetery - Army Counterintelligence Corps Veterans (ACICV) Annual "Day of Remembrance" The ACICV Day of Remembrance, which includes a special Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in the Cemetery and a Memorial Luncheon at Fort Myer, honors the memory of Army Counterintelligence veterans and associates who have passed away since the last Remembrance Day. Friends and supporters of ACICV and Army Counterintelligence are invited to attend. For additional information contact Ed Meiser at 1-518-371-8356 (e-mail: Leigh54@aol.com) or Elly Burton at 1-703-591-3848 (e-mail email@example.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.
1 December 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
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.
8 December 06 - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter holds evening meeting at Society of Illustrators Building, 128 East 63rd St, (between Park and Lexington). Check-in: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM. Speakers to be announced. Buffet dinner, tables of eight. $45pp, includes drinks, coffee, dessert. Cash bar. Registration and more information available from Jerry Goodwin, Chapter President, at 212-308-1450, or email him at email@example.com.
12-14 December 06 - Chantilly, VA - MASINT V The MASINT Association's Annual Conference will be held with the National Reconnaissance Office. Write them at firstname.lastname@example.org
12 December 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officersï' 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 ....
26-27 January 07 - Springfield, VA- Intelligence and Ethics 2007 and Call for Proposals. The International Intelligence Ethics Association (IIEA) invites paper proposals by September 18, 2006; proposals for dinner table discussions on intelligence ethics in current events, by October 10, 2006, and proposals for lunch-with-an-author, by October 10, 2006. For further information, see http://intelligence-ethics.org/conference/07 or inquire at email@example.com.
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.
17-19 May 2007 - Omaha, NE - SAC Intelligence/544th & Friends Reunion We have activated a SAC IN/544th & Friends Reunion website to update you on our reunion planning efforts. The web site address is: http://sacintelreunion.com (note: there is no www in the address). The web site is still UNDER CONSTRUCTION, and will be for some time as we incrementally add/refine relevant reunion information. The initial web site data includes, among other items, a main (i.e. home) page with reunion overview information, and a "participant" link that contains a list of the SAC IN/544th & Friends alumni that we've contacted to date. We request that you review this list to identify anyone you may know who is not on the list and, in turn, contact them (info Marv Howell: email@example.com) and advise them of our reunion plans and ask them to contact Marv to let him know if they are interested (or not) in attending the reunion. Your assistance in identifying and contacting other potential reunion attendees is key to our getting the word out to as many people as possible and is very important to our "sizing" the reunion and developing related reunion cost data. We're also pleased to report that we have signed a contract with the Embassy Suites reserving a ballroom with a capacity of 350 for our banquet on Saturday, May 19, 2007. Additionally, we have blocked 50 rooms at a special rate for our reunion attendees ($129 plus tax, double occupancy). We encourage attendees who plan on staying at the Embassy Suites to make their reservations at the earliest convenient date to be insured of getting the discounted group room rate. Reservations should be made either directly with the Omaha Embassy Suites (402) 346-9000, or through the Embassy Suites central reservation center at 1-800-362-2779, request the "SAC INTELL Reunion" block discount room rate, group code "SIR". For your convenience, our web site provides a link to the Omaha Embassy Suites web site. As regards reunion event planning, we're very proud to note that our reunion banquet keynote speaker, General Michael Hayden (SAC IN analyst & briefer '70-'72), has been confirmed by the Senate to be Director of the CIA. Additionally, we have reserved the Dougherty Conference Center for a symposium to be held on Friday, May 18, and have reserved the Bellevue Lied Activity Center for a presentation on SAC Intelligence's role in the Cuban Missile Crisis to be held on Sat May 19. More detailed information on these reunion events will be posted on our web site as soon as possible. Finally, we have decided on a pre-registration fee of $25 per attendee and would request that those who plan on attending the reunion mail their pre-registration checks, made payable to: "SAC IN/544 Reunion", to: Mike Catherall, 13006 Jan Circle, Bellevue, NE 68123. Early payment (i.e. within the next 30 - 60 days) of the pre-registration fee is encouraged to assist us with meeting reunion planning financial obligations to include payment of a deposit for the banquet ballroom. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you this time next year in Omaha.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
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