AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #46-06 dated 20 November 2006

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SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
CIA ADMITS FOR FIRST TIME THAT PRESIDENT SIGNED DIRECTIVE ON INTERROGATION
SPECTER TRIES TO PASS SPY BILL IN THE WANING DAYS OF THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS
SUSPECT ARRESTED IN HOAX TERRORIST THREAT TO CHICAGO'S SEARS TOWER
B2 BOMBER DESIGNER FACES FURTHER ESPIONAGE CHARGES
LESSONS LEARNED IN IRAQ FUEL RESURGENCE OF TALIBAN AND AL-QAEDA IN AFGHANISTAN
SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE
BATTLE BREWING OVER WHO WILL HEAD THE HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE
LOCKERBIE REVISITED- INTELLIGENCE INSIDER SAYS THE FIX WAS IN AGAINST LIBYAN DEFENDANTS
SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE
U.S. COAST GUARD BEGINS BIOMETRIC COLLECTION PROGRAM TO DETER ILLEGAL ENTRY INTO U.S. TERRITORY BY SEA
CIA TO INVEST UNTOLD AMOUNT IN BATTERY STARTUP THROUGH IN-Q-TEL
SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES
Books
Capturing Jonathan Pollard: How One of the Most Notorious Spies in American History Was Brought to Justice, by Ronald J. Olive, Naval Institute Press, August 2006, ISBN: 1591146526, $27.95
SECTION V - CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
Careers
Several Career Opportunities at the Department of Defense Inspector General
Leading Global Pharmaceutical Company Looking for a Director, Corporate Security, Europe, Zagreb, Croatia,
Seeking Assistance
RESEARCHER WORKING ON BOOK/SCREENPLAY WITH LAOS/CAMBODIAN THEME NEEDS INFO
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SEEKING HEIRS OF LT BILL MILLER, OSS, CHINA THEATER UNDER JOHN BIRCH OR SURVIVING MEMBERS THAT SERVED IN THAT REGION
Obituaries
Anthony Abbot Lapham, 70, Former CIA General Counsel and Environmentalist
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SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

CIA ADMITS FOR FIRST TIME THAT PRESIDENT SIGNED DIRECTIVE ON INTERROGATION In a letter from CIA General Counsel John L. McPherson to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the agency acknowledged for the first time the existence of two directives, one signed by President Bush, that guided the agency's interrogation and detainment policies in the War on Terror. The letter did not reveal the contents of the two directives; however, the ACLU said based on published accounts, one is “a directive signed by President Bush granting the CIA. the authority to set up detention facilities outside the United States and outlining interrogation methods that may be used against detainees.” The ACLU described the second document as guidance from the U.S. Justice Department "specifying interrogation methods that the CIA. may use against top Al Qaeda members." Jameel Jaffer, an ACLU attorney, said that he would push for full disclosure of the documents, stating "If President Bush and the Justice Department authorized the CIA to torture prisoners, the public has a right to know.” In the past, the CIA had declined to admit to any involvement in interrogations or detentions saying that doing so would put national security at risk. In this recent letter, Mr. McPherson finally admitted to the existence of the documents, but said, “The documents are withheld in their entirety because there is no meaningful nonexempt information that can be reasonably segregated from the exempt material.” Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), information, the release of which could damage national security, is exempt. The ACLU filed a FOIA request for the documents based on published accounts of their existence. It is believed that President Bush issued his directive on interrogation and detention shortly after the September 11th attacks, and the Justice Department guidance followed about a year later. The White House admitted to the CIA's role in handling terrorist detainees when it announced on Labor Day that fourteen high-level detainees were being moved from CIA facilities overseas to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in order to stand trial before a military commission. [CameronL/NYT 15Nov06/Johnston]

SPECTER TRIES TO PASS SPY BILL IN THE WANING DAYS OF THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS Hailing his proposed bill as a "a significant advance in protecting civil liberties," Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), the outgoing leader of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is attempting to get his "Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Oversight and Resource Enhancement Act of 2006" passed before control of the Congress moves from the Republicans to the Democrats in January. President Bush called last week for the lame duck Congress to prioritize for passage legislation that would legalize the NSA's so-called warrantless domestic surveillance program. A critic of the bill was Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) who co-authored a "more stringent" version of the bill with Specter earlier in the year. Speaking from the floor of the Senate Feinstein said, "I am really unsure why passage of this bill now would achieve anything." Once an outspoken critic of the NSA's warrantless wiretapping, Specter came under fire this summer when he submitted proposed legislation that did not require the White House to submit the surveillance operations to a court's review. Specter's bill is more strict than a bill passed by the House of Representatives, however. The House bill effectively quashes all on-going legal challenges to the NSA program, while Specter's legislation would allow for Supreme Court review of appeals of cases challenging the legality of the program. The Specter bill establishes some safeguards, such as requiring the administration to inform Congress semi-annually of any surveillance conducted in the absence of a court order. However, the bill also weakens legislation in place since 1947 that required reports on intelligence activities to the Congress. The new bill only requires briefings to the heads of the intelligence committees. Another portion of the bill that the ACLU opposes is the extension of the grace period allotted for getting a warrant after surveillance has begun. Currently intelligence agencies have 72 hours in which to seek a warrant after they have started intercepting the communications of a U.S. person. The bill extends that period to 168 hours. The ACLU says there is no evidence that the current 72 hours is insufficient. Although Specter hopes the bill comes to a vote before the Senate adjourns, Senate leader Bill Frist's staff, who is responsible for setting the Senate's schedule, said that there are a number of spending bills and other priorities and that the intelligence bill is "not totally off the table, but time is the problem." [PJK/ZDNet 15Nov06/Broache]

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN HOAX TERRORIST THREAT TO CHICAGO'S SEARS TOWER The U.S. Attorney's Office announced that it has arrested Adam Hart, 21, a former student at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and native of Georgetown for allegedly reporting a false bomb threat against the Sears Tower in Chicago. Hart pleaded not guilty and was released on a $10,000 bond. Supposedly, Hart notified authorities through an email to the NSA that a Muslim college student in Chicago planned to conduct a suicide bombing on the Sears Tower. However, when authorities investigated they found the claims to be false and arrested Hart. Authorities allege that Hart also sent ethnically derogatory emails to the Muslim man before his email to the NSA, and warned the man that he had been "ratted out" after the email to NSA, according to U.S. Attorney Michael J. Sullivan. "Hoax bomb threats prey on the public's worst fears and divert the time, attention and precious resources of law enforcement from its true mission," Sullivan said in a prepared statement. Since his arrest, Hart transferred to the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  [PJK/BostonGlobe 15Nov06/AP]

B2 BOMBER DESIGNER FACES FURTHER ESPIONAGE CHARGES A grand jury has returned additional espionage charges against Noshir Gowadia, one of the lead engineers that designed the U.S. B2 stealth bomber, and who was charged last November with selling secrets to the Chinese. The new charges allege that besides the Chinese, Gowadia tried to sell details of the B-2's stealth propulsion system and sensors to Israel, Germany and Switzerland. The U.S. government claims that Gowadia perpetrated an email marketing blitz to foreign entities trying to get cash for his knowledge. However, the U.S. Attorney considers the charges involving Israel secondary to those involving China. The indictment does not name the Israeli government and it is unclear if Gowadia's contacts were Israeli officials or private businesspeople. In the Chinese affair, Gowadia allegedly received $110,000 to help China build a hard-to-detect cruise missile propulsion nozzle and provided analysis on how Chinese missiles could lock on to U.S. air-to-air missiles. Further, the indictment says that Gowadia conspired with Chinese officials to ensure his passport was not stamped when he entered China on trips to that country to discuss his work. Gowadia pleaded not guilty to the new charges and his son, Ashton Gowadia, calls the persecution of his father a "sham prosecution by the U.S. Government." The younger Gowadia claimed that his father risked his life for 40 years working behind the scenes for the U.S. government, and had to travel with armed guards and carry suicide pills in case he was captured. "To go out do something stupid for $100,000 is ridiculous," he said. A former DIA analyst, Ron Montaperto, is also facing charges of spying for the Chinese [WINs #26-06, 3Jul06]. The heightened tensions between the Chinese and Americans over espionage cases has caused both countries to take extra precautions in building new embassies in each other's countries. Under agreement, there are about 500 U.S. workers in China building a new U.S. embassy in Beijing. A similar number of Chinese workers are building a new Chinese embassy in Washington.    [PJK/CSM 13Nov06/Regan]

LESSONS LEARNED IN IRAQ FUEL RESURGENCE OF TALIBAN AND AL-QAEDA IN AFGHANISTAN General Michael Hayden, Director of the CIA, and Lt. General Michael Maples, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), reported before a U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that al-Qaeda's numbers and influence in Afghanistan are growing and that they are waging a bloody insurgency in the south and east of the country. The fighters are operating from new havens and using techniques learned on the battlefields of Iraq. Further, Hayden said that U.S. support for the Afghan government would be required for up to ten years. Hayden described al-Qaeda as the connective tissue between Afghanistan and Iraq, with "[t]he lessons learned in Iraq... being applied to Afghanistan."  He reported that the Karzai government was "nowhere to be found" in the rural areas of Afghanistan which have not improved since the U.S. invasion in October 2001. Maples said that al-Qaeda had strengthen its influence amongst the Pashtun communities in the south where violence against U.S. troops has almost doubled since 2005. The U.S. began dropping troop levels earlier this year as NATO increased its strength and took over lead of the mission. U.S. Special Operations forces continue to hunt for al-Qaeda bases in the Afghan-Pakistan border area. The CIA Director said the border area has become a "physical safe haven" and provides a "jumping off point" for Al-Qadea operations in Afghanistan. Although the U.S. has been successful in killing more than half of top al-Qaeda leaders, Hayden says that bin Laden and al-Zawahiri continue to play a crucial role and that a "deep bench" of capable lower level fighters have quickly stepped into the vacant leadership positions. "We have radical groups like al-Qaeda and its affiliates sponsoring terrorists, insurgents in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere that seem to be able to preempt governments and eclipse the moderate actors in the region. There remains in Iraq today a broad and vicious al-Qaeda offensive targeting us and innocent Iraqis," the CIA director said. Maples emphasized that al-Qaeda is responsible for a low number of attacks in Iraq, "Yet the high-profile nature of these operations have a disproportionate impact on the population and on perceptions of stability." Hayden noted that the death in June of al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi did not slow the "al-Qaeda campaign of almost satanic terror" in the country. Both intelligence leaders agreed that a U.S. failure in Iraq would provide al-Qaeda with the kind of haven it had in Afghanistan prior to the 9/11 attacks.  [CameronL/WashPost 16Nov06/Linzer and Pincus]


SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

BATTLE BREWING OVER WHO WILL HEAD THE HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE New House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was handed her first defeat as leader last week when her choice for Majority Leader, Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) was rebuffed by the Democratic Caucus in favor of Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD). However, Pelosi's pick to head the House Select Committee on Intelligence does not require the House Democrats' approval. Under House rules, the Speaker directly appoints the head of the important HSCI, unlike other committee's whose leaders are put to a vote. Like her support for Murtha, Pelosi's choice for the HSCI chairmanship is not without controversy. Pelosi does not back the ranking Democrat on the committee, fellow Californian Rep. Jane Harman, who was considered the presumptive choice, but rather supports Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL). Hastings is seen as a more partisan choice and has the support of the left-leaning House Progressive Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus. Harman, a high profile recognizable member of the HSCI for eight years, has been described as less partisan and has the support of the conservative Blue Dog Coalition. In a move that promises to irk Pelosi, the Blue Dogs have said they will issue a public endorsement of Harman and Blue Dog communications spokesman Rep. Mike Ross of Arkansas said “Jane Harman may very well be chair of the intelligence committee." Other than the in-fighting between liberal and conservative Democrats, the Hastings nomination comes with other baggage. Hastings was a federal judge appointed in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter. In 1989, Hastings became one of fewer that a dozen federal judges in history to be removed from office. The Democratic majority House impeached Hastings and the Democratic majority Senate tried and removed him from the bench for attempting to extract a bribe from some drug dealers in exchange for reducing their sentences. The clash between Pelosi and Harman may date to the vote over the Iraq war, which Harman supported and Pelosi voted against. Speaking of her vote in 2002, in which she was one of 81 Democrats voting for the resolution, Harman said, "Do I think what we're doing today means we're going to war? No. I think we're standing up to evil." The New Republic, a publication that purports to represent centrist and liberal views, called Pelosi's support for Hastings "both substantively foolish and politically tone-deaf.” However, Pelosi does not have to select either Hastings or Harman. She could surprise everyone and pick someone else, such as Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA) who is an African American former member of the House intelligence committee. This move could appease the Black Caucus while reducing opposition from the Blue Dogs.  [PeterM/MSNBC 16Nov06/Curry]

LOCKERBIE REVISITED- INTELLIGENCE INSIDER SAYS THE FIX WAS IN AGAINST LIBYAN DEFENDANTS A State Department lawyer who worked for the Legal Adviser for Law Enforcement and Intelligence during the 1989 investigation of the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland is now publicly decrying the trial of two Libyans for the attack, one of whom was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. Michael Scharf, who was counsel to the U.S. counter-terrorism bureau, says now that the government's case was “so full of holes it was like Swiss cheese." Scharf claims that the FBI and CIA assured the State Department that the case was iron clad, but later discovered that the entire case hinged on the testimony of a star witness he describes as a nut job and a liar. Calling the trial a "whitewash," Scharf says, "it was a trial where everybody agreed ahead of time that they were just going to focus on these two guys, and they were the fall guys." The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) is due to report in the coming months and give a determination on whether it believes there was a miscarriage of justice. The two Libyan suspects, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and al-Amin Khalifa Fimah, were handed over by the Libyan government after 1992 U.N. Security Council-imposed sanctions, which were written by Scharf, pressured Gaddafi into giving them up. The pair were tried in 2000 at Camp Zeist in the Netherlands and a verdict handed down in January 2001 acquitted Fimah and found al-Megrahi guilty, who was sentenced to life in prison. Scharf says the whole prosecution was based on testimony by Libyan defector Abdul Majid Giaka. It was during the trial that Scharf first learned that Giaka was a "nut job" and that the CIA knew he was a liar and had no confidence in his testimony. Scharf personally believed that not only Libya, but Iran and the Palestinian terrorist group PFLP-GC were involved in the bombing, but says the case had a "diplomatic rather than purely legal goal." “Now Libya has given up its weapons of mass destruction, it’s allowed inspectors in, the sanctions have been lifted, tourists from the US are flocking to see the Roman ruins outside of Tripoli and Gaddafi has become a leader in Africa rather than a pariah. And all of that is the result of this trial,” Scharf said. “Diplomatically, it has been a huge success story. But legally, it just seemed like a whitewash to me.” The principal Scottish architect of the trial at Camp Zeist, Robert Black, professor of Scots law at Edinburgh University, says that now he believes the entire case was a fraud and calls the conviction of al-Maegrahi a disgrace for Scottish justice. Father of bombing victim Flora Swire, Dr. Jim Swire says, “Myself and Michael Scharf are coming from exactly the same position. I went to the trial and became convinced after watching it unfold that the case was full of holes.” Neither the CIA nor lawyers for al-Megrahi are commenting on the case, the latter saying they will wait until the SCCRC has completed its review. [PJK/SundayHerald 12Nov06/McDougall]


SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

U.S. COAST GUARD BEGINS BIOMETRIC COLLECTION PROGRAM TO DETER ILLEGAL ENTRY INTO U.S. TERRITORY BY SEA The Department of Homeland Security announced a pilot program to collect biometric data, such as fingerprints and digital photographs, from persons attempting to illegally enter the United States captured by the U.S. Coast Guard in the waters between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico known as the Mona Passage. The collected data will then be compared with data in the US-VISIT database which stores information on known criminals, terrorists, immigration violators and others that have come in contact with government authorities. “The Coast Guard's role in maritime border security is to support the national policy of orderly, safe and legal migration while ensuring safety of life at sea,” said Admiral Thad Allen, the commandant of the Coast Guard. “Since 9/11, it has become increasingly important to know who is attempting to gain access to the United States, and this project gives us the means to positively identify and take appropriate actions regarding individuals intercepted at sea.”  This partnership between the Coast Guard and US-VISIT signifies DHS's commitment "to deploy, apprehend and prosecute illegal migrants and migrant smugglers," and enhance border security. [KathyP/DHS 13Nov06]

CIA TO INVEST UNTOLD AMOUNT IN BATTERY STARTUP THROUGH IN-Q-TEL The CIA's venture capital arm In-Q-Tel is investing an undisclosed amount in Infinite Power Solutions, Inc., a Golden, Colorado-based startup that manufactures thin-film lithium-ion microbatteries. In-Q-Tel, which is an independent company that makes investments for intelligence agencies, said it was "interested in using the advanced battery concepts for remote and small embedded applications, such as remote electronic intelligence platforms." Infinite Power's Lite-Star thin-film battery uses a solid-state lithium phosphorous oxynitride electrolyte and a lithium cobalt oxide cathode. Infinite Power was founded in 2001 and initially catered to markets in wireless sensor nodes, RFID tags and medical applications, and recent problems with widespread recalls of conventional lithium ion batteries have focused on possible use of thin film batteries in laptop computers and other consumer electronics. However, In-Q-Tel's interest may signal a wider adaptation of the technology in military and intelligence applications not previously considered. [PJK/EETimes 13Nov06/Wirbel]


SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES

Books

Capturing Jonathan Pollard: How One of the Most Notorious Spies in American History Was Brought to Justice, by Ronald J. Olive, Naval Institute Press, August 2006, ISBN: 1591146526, $27.95 The author is the U.S. Navy counterintelligence officer that obtained a confession from Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard. Olive says, "The warning indicators and the problems were clear from the beginning of (Pollard`s) career' and even before, and that his bizarre behavior should have prevented him from ever working for the U.S. government." Olive also says that the Pollard case should serve as a wake-up call to intelligence agencies today. The author reveals new details about an 11-day "whirlwind investigation" in which it was discovered that Pollard passed "360 cubic feet of the most classified intelligence material the United States possesses' to his Israeli handlers." He also reveals the administrative and bureaucratic bungling that allowed Pollard to be recruited and promoted despite showing clear signs of being a "dreamer and fantasist." One of the most obvious red flags that was overlooked when Pollard was investigated for a Department of Defense security clearance was his earlier denial by the CIA for a clearance. Pollard had told his CIA polygrapher in 1978 that he had used marijuana over 600 times and had told at least nine foreign nationals that he was applying to work for the agency. The CIA denied Pollard a clearance but when the DoD later asked if the CIA had any information on Pollard during their clearance investigation the CIA told them no. Pollard obtained a DoD Top Secret clearance, but it was later reduced to Secret based on his strange behavior. However, after repeated threats that he was going to sue, the Navy restored Pollard's access to Top Secret information. Olive also recounts interesting details of the interrogation of Pollard, such as the point in his questioning when Pollard waived his Miranda rights, confessed to spying for the Israelis, and began to inventory what he had stolen. Just when Olive felt sure he was going to get the whole story, the FBI interrupted and said they had to take Pollard to court to be arraigned before a magistrate. The FBI based its demand on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said arrested suspects had to be taken before a judge "in a reasonable amount of time." [PJK/M&C 13Nov06/Waterman/Amazon]


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

SPECIAL DOD OPENINGS - Several Career Opportunities at the Department of Defense Inspector General

ONE OR MORE INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS SPECIALIST(S) AT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL, IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA. The positions will be temporary not to exceed September 30, 2007.The position(s) require experience in intelligence or counterintelligence.

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION: Federal Government intelligence and counterintelligence programs
RANK AND QUALIFICATIONS: Specialist with in-depth experience in reviewing and evaluating intelligence and counterintelligence programs and guidance, as discussed in duties.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: We seek applicants with expertise in reviewing and evaluating the efficacy of intelligence and counterintelligence programs and guidance and assessing the value of staff guidance technical assistance and program directions. The analyses involve a thorough understanding of the requirements systems and interagency validation and coordination processes for each of the intelligence collection disciplines [Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), Human Intelligence (HUMINT), Imagery Intelligence (IMINT), Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)]. The duties are performed in the OIG’s efforts for the Global War on Terrorism.
SALARY: from $77,353 through $118,828
BENEFITS: flexible work hours, teleworking, transit subsidy or free parking for qualified carpools; if Federal Civil Service annuitant, full salary with no reduction in annuity
DEADLINE AND APPLICATION PROCESS: To assure consideration, follow the application process on the attached Federal Government Job Announcements.

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION: Federal Government intelligence and counterintelligence programs
RANK AND QUALIFICATIONS: Specialist with in-depth experience in reviewing and evaluating intelligence and counterintelligence programs and guidance.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: We seek applicants with expertise in reviewing and evaluating the efficacy of intelligence and counterintelligence programs and guidance and assessing the value of staff guidance technical assistance and program directions. The analyses involve a thorough understanding of the requirements systems and interagency validation and coordination processes for each of the intelligence collection disciplines [Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), Human Intelligence (HUMINT), Imagery Intelligence (IMINT), Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)]. The duties are performed in the OIG’s efforts for the Global War on Terrorism.
SALARY: from $77,353 through $118,828
BENEFITS: flexible work hours, teleworking, transit subsidy or free parking for qualified carpools; if Federal Civil Service annuitant, full salary with no reduction in annuity
DEADLINE AND APPLICATION PROCESS: To assure consideration, follow the application process on the attached Federal Government Job Announcements.
 

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION: Auditing experience in intelligence and counterintelligence programs
RANK AND QUALIFICATIONS: Auditor with in-depth experience in reviewing and evaluating intelligence and counterintelligence programs and guidance.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: We seek applicants with expertise in reviewing and evaluating the efficacy of intelligence and counterintelligence programs and guidance and assessing the value of staff guidance technical assistance and program directions. The analyses involve a thorough understanding of the requirements systems and interagency validation and coordination processes for each of the intelligence collection disciplines [Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), Human Intelligence (HUMINT), Imagery Intelligence (IMINT), Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)]. The duties are performed in the OIG’s efforts for the Global War on Terrorism.
SALARY: from $77,353 through $118,828
BENEFITS: flexible work hours, teleworking, transit subsidy or free parking for qualified carpools; if Federal Civil Service annuitant, full salary with no reduction in annuity
DEADLINE AND APPLICATION PROCESS: To assure consideration, follow the application process on the attached Federal Government Job Announcements.

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION: Intelligence or Auditing experience in intelligence and counterintelligence programs
RANK AND QUALIFICATIONS: Auditor with 3 years of experience in reviewing and evaluating intelligence and counterintelligence programs and guidance.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: We seek applicants with expertise in performing comprehensive analyses of intelligence programs and intelligence related activities with respect to effectiveness, economy and efficiency, program results, regulatory compliance and future capabilities. The analyses involve a thorough understanding of the requirements systems and interagency validation and coordination processes for each of the intelligence collection disciplines [Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), Human Intelligence (HUMINT), Imagery Intelligence (IMINT), Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)]. The duties are performed in the OIG’s efforts for the Global War on Terrorism.
SALARY: from $105,608 thru $137,288
BENEFITS: flexible work hours, teleworking, transit subsidy or free parking for qualified carpools; if Federal Civil Service annuitant, full salary with no reduction in annuity
DEADLINE AND APPLICATION PROCESS: To assure consideration, follow the application process on the attached Federal Government Job Announcement.


TO APPLY TO POSITIONS ABOVE and ABOUT THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL: The DoD OIG endeavors to provide leadership to promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the DoD; prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse; provide policy direction for audits and investigations; provide a means for keeping the Secretary of Defense and the Congress fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies and give particular regard to the activities of the internal audit, inspection and investigative unites of the military departments with a view toward avoiding duplication and insuring effective coordination and cooperation. For more information, go to www.dodig.mil.

Leading Global Pharmaceutical Company Looking for a Director, Corporate Security, Europe, Zagreb, Croatia,

Position: Director Corporate Security, Europe
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Salary: Excellent basic salary + benefits. Relocation assistance
and housing allowance available for ex-pats

We have been retained by a leading global pharmaceutical company, operating in more than 30 countries worldwide that are looking to recruit a Director of Security for their European region. This position will join the Corporate Security team as a regional leader based in Zagreb, Croatia with responsibility for the overall protection of the company's European based assets (3 major sites and a number of sales/representative offices). This position will provide an overall security solution to European operations and report to the Vice President of Corporate Security. The ability to independently lead, communicate and strategize will be highly valued.

Key areas of responsibility:

Security consulting: identifies security risks and security needs for business units in Eastern and Western Europe; designs and implements strategies and programs to prevent and reduce loss of company assets; conducts periodic security audits and notifies management of deficiencies.

Policy and Procedures: develops and implements policies, procedures, standards, training and methods for identifying and protecting information, personnel, property, facilities, operations and reputation.

Incident Management: reviews and manages incidents; acts as primary liaison with local officials and the Company.

Investigations: identifies and investigates criminal activity including information loss, theft, crimes against persons, product tampering, espionage, sabotage or loss.

Physical Security, Systems and Personnel: creates, manages and monitors integrated, multi-site security programs.

This position will be responsible for the administration of all security systems and staff.

Candidate profile:

  • BA or BSc in a related field required along with 10 years relevant experience
  • MA or MSc in a related field preferred
  • Croatian language skills preferred
  • Good market knowledge of Eastern & Western Europe
  • Significant experience as a security generalist
  • CPP (Certified Protection Professional) designation preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership role
  • Please contact Chris Meager if you would like to discuss this role further or express an interest. Tel: +44 20 7246 3522 / chris.meager@hanover-search.com
     

    Seeking Assistance

    RESEARCHER WORKING ON BOOK/SCREENPLAY WITH LAOS/CAMBODIAN THEME NEEDS INFO: Jay Jaroslav is trying to get information about a site named Kong Mi (or Kong MY or Gong Mi) that was located in the southern Attapeu province near 14 30' N, 106 55'E. From what he knows, Kong Mi was a Brao (or Lavae) montagnard village that eventually included thousands of people from twenty villages in southern Laos and NE Cambodia under the protection of the Royal Lao Army and supported by the CIA. Villagers remember Americans living there in the late '60s and others flying in by small plane. They said that the village was protected by enough mines to deter NVA/PL attacks, and that it was the last place in southern Lao to fall to the communists in '75 or '76. The only names he could get were on the order of "Mr. Bob" and "Mr. Steve." He would very much like to find out more about the base from any Americans who were there. REPLIES to Jay Lee Jaroslav at jaroslav@multicians.org, or by phone at (978) 282-2992 or (857) 829-0260 (cell), or by U.S. mail to PO Box 1640, Gloucester, MA 01931-1640.

    TNT'S PRODUCTION OF 'THE COMPANY' SEEKING VOLUNTEERS WITH COLD WAR, HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION AND/OR BAY OF PIGS EXPERIENCE FOR ON-CAMERA INTERVIEWS TNT (Turner Network Television) is currently making a movie based on Robert Littell's novel, The Company, that will air on TNT next summer. My job is to create additional content that can be used as added value programming on the network, on our website (TNT.TV), for Video on Demand and possibly on the DVD.
    While the novel covers over 40 years of our history, three major events will be highlighted in the film: The Cold War, The Hungarian Revolution and The Bay of Pigs. I am looking for volunteers from those eras who would be willing to go on camera and talk about their personal experiences. Ideally, I would like to find people who were on the ground, living in the shadows of assumed identities -- spies. That way I could draw parallels to the scenes/stories we're featuring in the film. I am not looking to compromise classified information - but rather to uncover the emotion of what it was really like to live/work in those times, under those circumstances. I have already lined up two people in the LA area -- and would love to find 3-5 more in the same area if possible who could talk about the milestones above:

    The Cold War - early 1950s in E. Berlin and/or Moscow -- CIA and KGB
    The Hungarian Revolution - the streets of Budapest
    The Bay of Pigs - waiting on the ship just off shore

    I appreciate any help you can provide. Below is my contact information should any candidates wish to contact me directly. In the meantime, do not hesitate to call should you need more information. M.A. Glenn, Director of Original Content, TNT On Air Creative, Atlanta, 404/885.4261, m.a.glenn@turner.com

    SEEKING HEIRS OF LT BILL MILLER, OSS, CHINA THEATER UNDER JOHN BIRCH OR SURVIVING MEMBERS THAT SERVED IN THAT REGION Dear compatriots, I roomed with Bill Miller in Barbados for a few months in the mid 90's and edited a book on his WWII experiences. I do not think it was ever published and am trying to run his heirs down to find the manuscript. I would also like to find any surviving members of those that might have served in that area. Bill took the surrender of a central China area at the end of the war and was the highest ranking US official for six weeks. He recovered John Birch's body and investigated his killing by the communists. He even had 8X10 photos of Birch's corpse, which had been skinned, plus the elaborate military funeral given by the Japanese. It's a hell of a story, one of many that lie buried in forgotten archives, attics and basements across America. Jim Dean...Heritage TV, SAR, SCV, MOWW, Navy League, AFIO. Contact JimWDean@aol.com.

    Obituaries

    Anthony Abbot Lapham, 70, Former CIA General Counsel and Environmentalist died of a heart attack Nov. 11 while trout fishing with his son on the Cane River near Asheville, N.C. He was the third general counsel in the agency's history but the first to be brought in from outside. Current CIA Director General Michael Hayden praised Lapham's extraordinary skill and integrity in a period of momentous change in the 1970s during the Church committee investigations of U.S. intelligence agencies' involvement in the assassination attempts against foreign leaders, spying on U.S. citizens and other illegal activities. Lapham was appointed under George H.W. Bush's tenure as CIA diercetor in 1976 and served until 1979 under Admiral Stansfield Turner. John Rizzo, the current acting General Counsel, said that Lapham established a presence in meetings between CIA officers insisting that an operational presence was critical. At the time of his death, he was chairman of American Rivers, an organization dedicated to conserving U.S. river systems, which was his passion. He owned rural property on the Jordan River in Rappahannock County, Va. Mr. Lapham was born in San Francisco and received a bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1958. He moved to the District that same year and attended law school at night while working on Capitol Hill. He got his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1961 and served stateside in the Army with the 226th Military Intelligence Detachment. From 1962 to 1965, he worked in the U.S. Justice Department as assistant U.S. attorney for the District. From 1965 to 1967, he was at the Treasury Department, where he was executive assistant to the special assistant to the secretary of the Treasury. In 1967, he joined the Washington law firm of Shea and Gardner (now Goodwin Procter), first as an associate and then as a partner. He returned to the firm in 1980, after his tenure at the CIA, becoming "of counsel" in 2000. He also served on the board of trustees of the public broadcasting station WETA. In addition to his son Nicholas, of Washington, and his brother Lewis, the essayist and retired editor of Harper's magazine, Lapham's survivors include his wife of 42 years, Burks Bingham Lapham of Washington; another son, David Anthony Lapham of New York; and two grandsons. [EAB/WashPost 15Nov06/Holley]

    Coming Events

    28 November 06 - Washington, DC - OPEN HOUSE At The Institute of World Politics 5:30-8:00 pm. Offering accredited graduate certificate and M.A. programs... designed to deploy knowledge and understanding in the ethical use of power into unmapped areas of public diplomacy, political warfare, and intelligence. RSVP to the website of http://www.iwp.edu

    29 November - 1 Dec 06 - Washington, DC - Institute for Defense and Government Advancement host "Intelligence Analysis & Processing" - Pre-Conference Seminar and Main Chaired by: Ed Waltz, Chief Scientist, Intelligence Innovation Division, BAE SYSTEMS. IDGA's Intelligence Analysis & Processing conference is a forum for industry professionals worldwide to network and exchange information about the latest advances in Intelligence Analysis & Processing challenges, methodology, and technology. The Intelligence Analysis & Processing Seminar preceding the conference will allow participants to increase their knowledge of some of the most important advancements in Intelligence Analysis & Processing through in-depth master classes. For more information: www.ipqc.com

    30 November-1 December 2006 - Washington, DC - Partners of Choice? A Western Hemisphere Security Conundrum This symposium will explore ideas about the pursuit of strategic partnerships in today’s security environment and seek to gain insight into how democratic countries in the Western Hemisphere can work together bilaterally or multilaterally in concrete ways. What are the different prerequisites, expectations, obstacles to avoid and trade-offs that can influence the choice of security partners? In addition, we seek to identify those attitudes, policies and institutions that need to change or be accommodated in order to make working security partnerships possible. Confirmed speakers include: GEN James T. Hill, USA (Ret) former Commander, USSOUTHCOM, Amb Luigi Einaudi, former Acting Secretary General of the OAS, Amb Heraldo Muñoz, Ambassador of Chile to the UN, Ambassador "Cris" Arcos, former AS, International Affairs Policy, DHS, GEN Juan Carlos Salgado, (Ret) formerly Defence Chief of Staff of Chile, LtGen Augusto Heleno Ribeiro Pereira, Brazilian Army, First Commander of the UN Stabilization Force Haiti, LtGen Julio Hang, (Ret) Argentine Army, former commander of the Third Army Corps, and a wide range of other experts. A detailed agenda and other information is available at: http://www.ndu.edu/inss/symposia/whs2006/whs.htm. Registration & payments must be done online using the pay.gov registration form. Call 202-685-3857 if you have questions or need assistance.

    6 December 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park , FL.

    8 December 06 - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter Evening Meeting.  AFIO NY Metro holds evening meeting at Society of Illustrators Building, 128 East 63rd St, (between Park and Lexington). Check-in: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM. Dr. David M. Barrett, Villanova University (Ph.D in political science), will be the honored guest. His remarkable new book, "The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy" has just been awarded the D.B. Hardeman prize for the Best Book of the Year on Congress. Professor Barrett will focus especially on the agency's early years, when the Cold War was at its peak. Professor Barrett's book, published by the University Press of Kansas, will be available for purchase and signing at the dinner. The book provides the remarkable inside story of the highly secret, often contentious relationship between the CIA and Congress. 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 afiometro@yahoo.com.

    12 December 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers' Club, at MacDill Air Force Base. The luncheon speaker is James Pavitt. A 31-year veteran of CIA, who in 1999 was appointed Deputy Director for Operations to head what is now known as the National Clandestine Service, the CIA directorate responsible for the clandestine collection of foreign intelligence. He had served as Associate Deputy Director for Operations from July 1997 through July 1999. He served longer in that position than any DDO in the last 30 years until retiring from CIA and the DO in August 2004. After joining the Agency in 1973 as a Career Trainee, he served in a variety of intelligence assignments in Europe, Asia and at CIA Headquarters. In 1990, he was assigned to the National Security Council as the Director for Intelligence Programs. In June 1992, President Bush appointed him Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and NSC Senior Director for Intelligence Programs. Mr. Pavitt began his intelligence career in the United States Army from 1969-1971 as an intelligence officer. Jim Pavitt is currently a principle at the Scowcroft Group and also serves as a member of the AFIO National Board of Directors. For more information contact Don White, DonWhite@tampabay.rr.com

    12-14 December 06 - Chantilly, VA - MASINT V - The MASINT Association's Annual Conference will be held with the National Reconnaissance Office. This year’s conference, open to appropriately cleared personnel from the US, UK, Canada and Australia, is focused on “Collaborating for Success” with co-chairs from the ODNI and the MASINT Association. The Director of National Intelligence, Ambassador John Negroponte has been invited to be Keynote Speaker. Information on the conference and registration are at http://www.masint.org/index_masint_activities.htm  or at https://www.myaoc.org/EWEB/dynamicpage.aspx?webcode=121206_MASINTV.

    New Additions for 2007....

    15-19 January 2007 - Fair Oaks, VA - InfoOps, OSINT, & Peacekeeping Intelligence. 50% discount for AFIO Members For more information see http://www.oss.net/IOP.

    For Additional Events two+ months or greater....view our online Calendar of Events

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