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SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
PELOSI NAMES REYES TO HEAD HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE Speaker of the House designate Nancy Pelosi has named Rep. Silvestre Reyes as chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). She bypassed Rep. Alcee Hastings, who Pelosi had previously signaled as her top choice. Hastings' previous troubles, being impeached and removed as a federal judge, raised a significant amount of opposition amongst both Democrats and Republicans, and so Pelosi selected Reyes. Although Rep. Jane Harman is the ranking Democrat on the committee, personal and political differences between her and Pelosi assured that Harman would not be the selected as chairman. Harman has announced that she will be leaving the committee, but pledged her support to Reyes. Reyes is a former border patrol agent and a Vietnam veteran. His priorities include border security and increasing human intelligence along with sophisticated technical intelligence collection methods. He has spoken out on the need for diversity in the intelligence agencies and supports intelligence sharing. Reyes has said he will work in a bipartisan way to unite Democrats and Republicans on a committee that has seen much inter-party scuffling lately, although it was structured to keep intelligence oversight free of politics. [EAB/CQ 1Dec06/Hoskinson]
THOUSANDS POTENTIALLY EXPOSED TO TRACE RADIATION FOUND ON BRITISH AIRWAYS AIRCRAFT POSSIBLY LINKED TO LITVINENKO DEATH British Airways (BA) is contacting 33,000 passengers who flew on two of their 767's since October 25 to warn them that trace amounts of radiation where found on those aircraft. The radiation is thought to be connected to the apparent assassination of former Russian intelligence officer Alexander Litvinenko who died on 23 November from polinium-210 poisoning. In a deathbed statement, Litvinenko implicated the government of Vladimir Putin in the poisoning. The two planes, which have been grounded, flew 221 flights across Europe in the suspect timeframe. The investigation is focusing on flights from Moscow to London on 25 and 31 October and in the opposite direction on 28 October and 3 November. Litvinenko believed he was poisoned on or about 1 November. Although the Health Protection Agency has said the risk to the public is low, BA set up a hotline for any passengers displaying symptoms of radiation sickness such as vomiting or bleeding gums. So far BA has contacted 2,500 of the 33,000 passengers that traveled on the planes. A third plane in Moscow is also being investigated. Besides London and Moscow, the two grounded planes also made trips to Barcelona, Düsseldorf, Athens, Larnaka, Madrid, Vienna, Istanbul, Frankfurt and Stockholm. The radiation contamination does not end with the two planes, however. Traces of polonium-210 have also been found in the hotel where Mr. Litvinenko met two Russians, Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun, and at the sushi restaurant where Litvinenko met an Italian colleague, Mario Scaramella, for lunch later the same day, 1 November. The Russians are not under police suspicion and Scaramella returned to London to help police with the investigation. Scaramella tested free of radiation poisoning. Traces of polonium-210 were also found in Litvinenko's home, at the offices of billionaire Russian exile Boris Berezhovsky who employed Litvinenko, and at two offices on Grosvenor Street, one of which was a security firm. Since polonium-210 emits weak alpha radiation, it must be ingested or inhaled to affect an individual. Therefore, authorities believe poisoning from these trace findings is low. Sixteen tests of Litvinenko's close family and friends have been negative, including his wife and son. [LC/Telegraph 30Nov06/Gardham]
DEMOCRATS WILL NOT IMMEDIATELY IMPLEMENT ONE OF THE 9/11 COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS Multiple times during the recent election campaign members of the Democratic
Party, including House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi, said that all of the
recommendations of the 9/11 committee would be enacted in a Democratic
Congress's "first hundred hours." However, the Democrats are finding, as the
Republicans did before them, that one of the recommendations is not so easily
enacted. The 9/11 Commission advised that budgetary control of all the
intelligence agencies needed to be placed under the control of the intelligence
committees in the House and Senate. The commission believed that only the
intelligence committees, the members of which have sufficient security clearance
to see the details of sensitive intelligence programs, can provide intelligence
oversight. However, since the intelligence committees do not have authority of
the agencies' budgets, the committees are largely dismissed.
The 9/11 Commission felt very strongly about this recommendation, saying, "Of all our recommendations, strengthening congressional oversight may be among the most difficult and important." The panel wrote, "So long as oversight is governed by current congressional rules and resolutions, we believe the American people will not get the security they want and need." The newly elected Democratic Congress said it will form panels to study the recommendation, but will not enact it immediately. Some of the reasons this recommendation will not see the light of day can be traced to early political missteps by new House Speaker Pelosi.
Pelosi backed Rep. John Murtha as the majority leader, but he was defeated. In consolation, Murtha was given the chairmanship of the appropriations committee defense appropriations subcommittee. Enacting the 9/11 recommendation would take away huge pieces of political turf from Murtha, a position Pelosi could find uncomfortable. Other powerful members on the appropriations and armed services committees, which now control the intelligence budget, would find their clout reduced. However, the intelligence budget is just a small piece of the more than $500 billion that the appropriations and armed services committees oversee. Sen. John McCain, a Senate Armed Services Committee member, told the 9/11 Committee that if the committee spent more than ten minutes reviewing the intelligence budget it would be a good year.
The Republican Senate did try to pass a compromise measure that would have set up intelligence appropriation subcommittees under the appropriations and armed services committees. The measure was defeated in the House. Another recommendation of the 9/11 Commission was to declassify the intelligence budget, but that is another cause which has little to no support in the Congress.
Rather than focus on measures they will not pass, the Democrats in congress have played up what they intend to do, including measures to stop the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons; ensure the interoperability of communications equipment so first responders can communicate more effectively; develop a comprehensive screening system for air cargo; and establish a civil-liberties board to protect the public against intelligence agencies expanding their reach. [LC/WashPost 30Nov06/Weisman]
SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE
PRESIDENTIAL MANDATE TO GROW CIA LEADS TO QUIRKY RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGNS The CIA began to grow rapidly after the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001.
The growth took on more importance after November 2004 when the President called
for a 50% growth in the number of collectors and analysts, and a doubling of
scientists whose research combats terrorism or the proliferation of weapons of
mass destruction. The CIA has targeted 2011 as the time by which they will meet
the President's goals. Currently, one in seven of the agency's employees have
joined in the last year, and about 40% came onboard since September 2001. "This
is the youngest analytic work force in the history of the Central Intelligence
Agency," Director Michael Hayden said at his confirmation hearings this year.
``In more disappointing language, this is the least experienced analytic work
force in the history of CIA."
To meet its growth goals, the CIA has employed recruiting techniques some say are uncharacteristic and compromising the agency's proud and exclusive roots. A primary example of the agency's new outreach is an on-line personality quiz that uses jest to attract new recruits. The personality test asks applicants to choose between ESP or invisibility, an amphibious sports car or jet pack, and other fictional situations and scenarios. Throughout the quiz, common myths about the CIA are exposed like, "The work we may do is secret,... but your family will still be part of your life." At the end of the quiz, the subject is given a score such as "Daring Thrill-Seeker," "Impressive Mastermind," or "Innovative Pioneer." Regardless of the rating, the CIA directs everyone to obtain more information on employment.
The agency's current recruitment campaign had humble beginnings in black and white ads and low key television commercials. However, when interest did not grow rapidly enough, the CIA turned to an ad agency, TMP Worldwide. TMP started with a commercial known as the "Bug Spot" that was tailored to the scientific-minded viewers of the Discovery Channel. In the ad, a curious dragonfly zooms through the ad highlighting the accomplishments of the CIA's Science and Technology Directorate hinting at "technology so advanced, it's classified." The agency received over 3,500 resumes in response to the "Bug Spot." TMP followed by advertising the agency's National Clandestine Service.
The targeted recruitment campaign is expanding. The CIA has purchased space on billboards, inserted ads in movie trailers and is taking out ads in magazines such as The Locksmith Ledger, Women's Wear Daily and the Arab Times, targeting specifically- people who can crack locks, create disguises and speak polished Arabic. The agency is also reaching out to retired military officers. The campaign recognizes that many of its new recruits will come from a generation that grew up with the Internet, so the CIA's website is getting a facelift. The "Myths Quiz," is part of this latter effort. It sports a legal disclaimer calling the quiz "entertainment only" and claims it "will not effect your ability to get a job with the CIA."
The ad campaign has been unabashedly successful, drawing over 135,000 applicants last year alone. However, the CIA's old guard at a meeting of the Florida chapter of its retirees association thinks the CIA is sacrificing quality for quantity. Tom McCluskey, the CIA's chief of hiring and employee development, listened as the agency's former workforce complained about the "loss of mystique" and lack of an "aura of mystery." McCluskey said luckily the agency wasn't targeting the retired population for recruitment, though. He said his target audience was, "... born with ear buds in their ears. They are ADD [attention deficit disorder] and it is contagious. We need that kind of talent here."
The personality test the CIA once used to guide applicants to one of its three main divisions- the National Clandestine Service, the Directorate of Science and Technology or the Directorate of Intelligence- has been dropped as inaccurate. The "Myths Quiz" is not designed to replace it, but to attract applicants only. A replacement test is in the works, that will seek to judge for which of over 200 jobs an applicant is most suited . However, the new personality test is still under development.
Congress is keeping an eye on the CIA's recruitment program. Incoming Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, says he wants to be sure the CIA has the right people in the right places to protect the country, and ensure there are enough collectors and analysts with the proper foreign language skills. Betsy Davis, deputy chief of the CIA's recruitment and advertising, says that a congressional grilling of the CIA on recruitment wouldn't be bad for business. She says, "We see spikes in applicants after bad stories. We see spikes in applicants after good stories." [PJK/Guardian 25Nov06/Shrader (AP)]
RUSSIA HAS A HISTORY OF USING POISON TO QUIET CRITICS AND ELIMINATE ADVERSARIES A sensational "who dunnit" is unfolding in London as authorities seek to find
the killer who poisoned former KGB and FSB officer and outspoken Kremlin critic
Alexander Litvinenko. It is believed Litvinenko was poisoned on 1 November. At
first doctors believed the poison to be thallium, a substance said to have been
planned for use by the CIA to make Fidel Castro's beard fall out. The culprit,
however, turned out to be a radioactive isotope, polonium-210. The Russian FSB,
successor to the Soviet KGB, rose to the top of the list of suspects.
Litvinenko was a harsh critic of the Kremlin. He defected to the UK in 2000, claiming all sorts of illegal activity by his former employers. In 2003, he authored a book entitled "The FSB Blows up Russia," in which he claimed the FSB was responsible for bombing apartment buildings in Moscow to provide the government political cover to re-invade Chechnya. At the time of his death, Litvinenko was investigating the 7 October shooting death of Russian investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya, who was criticizing the Kremlin's policies in Chechnya. So far, no concrete evidence has linked the FSB to Litvinenko's death, but poison is one of the Russian's historical choices for eliminating adversaries, especially overseas.
Probably the most famous of KGB poisonings was the killing of Georgi Markov, a Bulgarian dissident, who met his end on a bridge in London in 1978. In the incident, Markov was struck with a ricin pellet fired from a specially designed umbrella. Markov died four days later. Oleg Kalugin, former chief of the KGB's counterintelligence directorate claimed in his 1994 book "The First Chief Directorate" that the Bulgarians requested the KGB's assistance in killing Markov. Sergei Golubev, who was in charge of the KGB's "wet work," a term used for assassination jobs, flew to Sofia with the ricin pellets and supplied the killer with the poison and an umbrella equipped with a gas cartridge to fire the pellets.
Vitaly Yurchenko, a KGB official who defected to the West in 1985, told the CIA about Special Lab 100. In this KGB-run facility, scientists developed the poisons used in assassinations. The ricin that was used to kill Markov was supposedly made in Special Lab 100. Much of the KGB's "wet work" was thought to have ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union. The KGB split into two organizations, the SVR and FSB. The SVR handles foreign intelligence while the FSB is in charge of domestic security. Even though it is the SVR charged to operate overseas, Kalugin says that the Litvinenko killing was FSB,. He claims that about two years ago a new directorate of the FSB was formed to carry out operations outside of Russia. He said, "This was FSB, no question, not SVR." [DavidW/LATimes 26Nov06/Wise]
SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE
DHS ISSUES A WARNING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS OF POSSIBLE CYBER TERROR ATTACK DHS warned the on-line financial community last Thursday of an unspecific cyber threat to the nation's banking and stock market web sites. The warning was issued to the U.S. cyber security industry after a message in a Jihadist forum was discovered calling on Islamic extremists to carry out cyber attacks on U.S. financial concerns. Homeland Security Department spokesman Russ Knocke said there was no corroborating evidence of the threat and further elaborated that the warning was issued "...as a routine matter and out of an abundance of caution. There is no immediate threat to our homeland at this time." The message in the on-line forum called for Muslims to destroy U.S. financial sites in retribution for the U.S. holding Muslims prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and for reports that Americans dunked a copy of the Koran in a toilet. The attack was to begin on 1 December and last until the new year. Attackers were to use unspecified computer viruses to penetrate websites and destroy data stored there. After 9/11, financial institutions hardened both physical and cyber security. The Securities Industry Automation Corp., a data technology subsidiary of the NYSE and American Stock Exchange, formed the Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure (SFTI- pronounced "safety") to act as a virtual traffic cop and watch over all financial data transactions. In addition to SFTI maintaining data streams, each financial institution and stock market hosts their own firewall and cyber security plan. [WashPost 1Dec06/AP]
RECENT SPIKE IN SPAM LINKED TO RUSSIAN CYBER CRIME GROUPS There has been a 67% increase in the volume of spam e-mail since August according to the U.S. Joint Task Force- Global Network Operations. The largest portion of this increase was tracked back to Russian cyber crime groups and a campaign called "pump and dump." This tactic touts "thinly held, low price, stocks." In its less severe form, the "pump and dump" scheme seeks to convince recipients to buy a certain stock that was purchased cheaply by the attacker. If enough recipients buy the stock, the attacker can sell for a profit. In the more devious variant, the attacker sends a notice apparently from the recipient's on-line trading company stating that he/she must log on to his/her trading account or some awful action will be taken (e.g., "log on now or your account will be deactivated"). The link to the on-line trading website provided in the email is false, however, and leads to an attacker-established website built to resemble the real trading site. When the victim logs in the attacker obtains his/her username and password. The attacker then uses that information to break into the victim's account, liquidate their stock holdings and purchase shares of the cheap stock. Enough of these attacks forces the price of the cheap stock up and the attacker sells his own shares for a substantial profit. JTF-GNO reports that a botnet of 73,000 PCs was used in the recent campaign. A botnet is a network of enslaved victim computers called "bots" that are forced to send spam on behalf of the attacker. The botnet is so valuable to the criminal gangs that often they will try to detect other botnet software on a computer from a rival gang and get rid of it before installing their own software. Attackers also commonly fix security holes on the victim's computer after they are in so that other attackers can't gain access to the machine. The most valuable targets are computers with fast Internet connections. Gangs are now warring over control of these assets. The Russian government has recognized the military value of the criminal cyber gangs' activities and has supposedly entered in negotiations with some of them to obtain their botnet knowledge and technology for military use. Some of this government-backed cyber activity may have been observed recently in Kyrgyzia. Over 400,000 computers in Kyrgyzia were knocked offline for several hours by a distributed denial of service attack carried out through a botnet. Although the attack apparently emanated from outside the country, insiders believe it was perpetrated by the Kyrgyz secret police in an effort to disrupt pro-democracy groups seeking honest elections. [EAB/JTF-GNO 27Nov06]
ROMANIAN CHARGED WITH HACKING NAVY, NASA AND DOE COMPUTERS Victor Faur, 26, of Arad, Romania has been indicted on charges that he cost the U.S. government over $1.5 million over a 2-year span during which he penetrated over 200 government computers. The systems belonged to the Navy, NASA, and Department of Energy (DoE). Assistant U.S. Attorney. Brian Hoffstadt, speaking of the federal grand jury indictment handed down in Los Angeles, said, "The computers that had to be taken out of service and repaired were collecting and analyzing scientific data that cannot be replaced." Faur will be extradited to the U.S. after his trial in Romania where he stands accused of unrelated hacking offenses. Faur allegedly led a hacker gang called the "White Hats" who targeted U.S. government machines because they are supposed to be the most secure. To gain access, Faur wrote a program that cycled through millions of username/password combinations until one worked. He then entered the systems and set up chat rooms where he and other White Hats would communicate. Once inside, Faur would search for usernames and passwords that would give him access to other machines. Some of the penetrated systems were used to control and communicate with unmanned spacecraft. Scientists had to resort to manual controls and communications while their systems were rebuilt to rid them of the hacker presence. [SJMercNews 1Dec06/AP]
SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES
Baker Study Group Report Available Wednesday in Bookstores In a crash publication program, Vintage Press will release the Iraq Study Group Report and plans to have the book available for sale at $10.95 per copy in bookstores two days from now, December 6th, the same day the report will be released by the Baker Commission to the public. Compiled by a bipartisan collective led by James Baker, the Iraq Study Group Report is expected to offer an outline of how the U.S. should proceed in Iraq. A percentage of the proceeds from The Iraq Study Group Report will be given to charity.
INTELLIGENCE COURSE AVAILABLE ON THE NET FROM JOINT MILITARY INTELLIGENCE COLLEGE - The Joint Military Intelligence College Course "Leadership, Management and Coordination in the Intelligence Community" was approved in 2000 as fulfilling the leadership requirements for the Intelligence Career Officer designation. The entire course, not only syllabus but all materials are available on the internet at www.learntolead.net. These materials are freely available for use by those teaching intelligence courses nationwide, and by students seeking to enhance self-study. This comes from Academic Exchange member/Professor William Manthorpe of the JMIC. We urge readers to visit www.learntolead.net
SECTION V - CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS,
QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING
[IMPORTANT: AFIO does not "vet" nor endorse career offers, research inquiries or announcements. Reasonable-sounding inquiries are published as a service to members. Exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding or supplying any information or making referrals to colleagues. Members should obtain prior approval from their agencies before answering questions that would impact ongoing military or intelligence operations - even if unclassified. Never assume public inquiries about classified projects means they've been declassified. Be attuned to false-flagging.
CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PROTECTION AND INTELLIGENCE MANAGEMENT (CUPIM) IS
SEEKING INSTRUCTORS The California University of Protection and Intelligence
Management (CUPIM) is seeking qualified professionals to become online
instructors for Protection, Intelligence and Counterterrorism programs, starting
Qualified candidates will have a minimum of a Bachelors degree, however a Masters degree or higher is preferred and at least five years of “Field” experience or verifiable research and study background in the Protection, Intel and/or CT field. A record of publications in the field is a plus. Should have experience in developing and/or delivering instructional materials and a real desire to mentor the professionals of tomorrow.
Instructors will need to manage several classes at once, stay in regular contact with students offering assistance, encouragement and correction as needed and completing administrative tasks in a timely fashion. Instructors will take part in course development and will be required to keep their courses up-to-date.
Currently open are part-time positions with no associated benefits. Depending upon individual performance, positions could become full-time. All instructors will need to sign a contract which includes a Non-Disclosure Agreement. This is a good opportunity for retirees or professionals who already have another "day job" who want to be part of an exciting new organization dedicated to changing the landscape of intelligence, counterterrorism and security.
About CUPIM: CUPIM offers fully approved undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the areas of Management of Personal Protection, Intelligence Management and Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies. CUPIM is an online university, so most contact takes place via the Internet or telephone discussion. Some travel to the San Francisco Bay Area may be necessary for occasional onsite training or seminars, however no relocation is necessary.
REPLIES: email your resume with cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DELOITTE & TOUCHE USA LLP SEEKS
COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE (CI) MANAGER – MID-AMERICA Deloitte Services LP
has an opening for a Competitive Intelligence (CI) Manager. The CI Manager will
lead activities supporting firm leadership by aggregating competitive
intelligence from multiple primary and secondary sources, assessing its
accuracy, validity, and reliability. The CI Manager will generate and
disseminate actionable information and analysis directly to senior Deloitte
leadership as well as in support of a broad range of marketing and sales
activities in functions, geographies, and industries. This position can be based
in Dallas or Houston, TX.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work with senior leadership to identify key CI requirements
- Involve a wide range of Firm professionals-practitioners in intelligence collection activities
- Obtain information from internal and external sources, assess the value and write reports.
- Conduct and manage intelligence gathering and investigations within respective geographies and functions.
- Identify, plan, pursue and manage collection opportunities and activities; obtain data, debrief and interview sources, and advise senior leaders on the intelligence cycle and processes.
- Administer formal protocols and policies for the collection, assessment, classification, storage, and dissemination of competitive information in accordance with Deloitte's Guidelines for gathering CI.
- Provide rigorous assessment of the accuracy, validity, and reliability of gathered information.
- Create and maintain CI tracking systems, repositories and related technologies.
- Coordinate with knowledge management groups to develop and maintain knowledge sharing technologies to support CI activities
- A demonstrated in-depth understanding of investigative journalism, especially collection, validation, assessment, and management of primary data is a plus
- Undergraduate degree required, preferably in history, business, psychology, engineering, or journalism. MBA or CPA highly desirable.
- 6-12 years of experience: 3 to 6 years of demonstrated in-depth understanding of the intelligence cycle, especially collection, assessment, and management of primary data; 3 to 6 years of demonstrated business experience, preferably in a professional services environment.
- Demonstrated success in developing and maintaining relationships with senior leaders
- Superior critical thinking, writing, presentation, and project management skills.
- Proficient with MS Office Suite including Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
- Experience with Marketing.
- Adept at interviewing and debriefing executives and senior level decision makers over the phone and in person.
- Proven creativity and resourcefulness in uncovering unusual sources for primary data. Strong client service and team orientation.
- Professional services industry knowledge about significant markets, major competitors and current trends.
Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a Swiss Verein, its member firms and their respective subsidiaries and affiliates. As a Swiss Verein (association), neither Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu nor any of its member firms has any liability for each other’s acts or omissions. Each of the member firms is a separate and independent legal entity operating under the names “Deloitte,” “Deloitte & Touche,” “Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu,” or other related names. Services are provided by the member firms or their subsidiaries or affiliates and not by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Verein.
Deloitte & Touche USA LLP is the U.S. member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. In the U.S., services are provided by the subsidiaries of Deloitte & Touche USA LLP (Deloitte & Touche LLP, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Deloitte Tax LLP, and their subsidiaries), and not by Deloitte & Touche USA LLP.
REPLIES: Send your resume to email@example.com.
Arabic Language Analyst - FT - No VA or Maryland - Job Location - Northern VA OR . Position Type - Full-Time/Regular Job Description DFI Government Services is seeking a highly motivated and well-organized individual for the position of Arabic Research Analyst. Responsibilities of this position include conducting open-source research and data exploitation in Arabic, Arabic to English translation and summarization, analysis of translated materials, assessing trends and evaluating strategies of counterterrorism operations and practices, developing findings and recommendations, and organizing these conclusions in briefing slides and other written products. The work location for this position will be in Northern VA. Required Skills U.S. Citizenship and a Top Secret security clearance is required. The successful candidate must possess native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English and be able to utilize these language skills in conducting open source research and data exploitation. Candidates must also possess excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, strong academic or professional credentials, a solid work ethic, a strong proficiency with Internet and core software tools such as MS Word and PowerPoint, and a high level of attention to detail. DFI Arabic Research Analyst positions range from entry-level to mid-level professional staff. REPLIES to Rocio Garciaguirre at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (202) 452-6980
TO ALL FORMER STUDENTS OR INSTRUCTORS OF GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE I would like to write an article about the first intelligence students of
Goodfellow Air Force base, who graduated in 1959 or the instructors. If you have
any information please e-mail me or call me at 325-654-3876. Thank You for the
Lt Iyassu, E-mail; Lidia.email@example.com.
SEEKING OSS STAFF THAT WAS ACTIVE IN THE POST-WAR SEARCH FOR ADOLPH HITLER for a TV documentary for SPIEGEL TV, one of the world's leading and most respectable companies for historical TV documentaries. I am presently seeking to contact people who participated in the hunt for dictator Adolph Hitler from 1945 - 1980. As you probably know, Soviet propaganda left the Western Allies unsure of Hitler's death, so US and British Intelligence started a massive worldwide hunt, especially searching in South America, but also elsewhere. I would like to get in touch with former intelligence staff that were engaged in this hunt, or with their offspring. It would be great if you could help me with names, or else give me some advice as to how to find these people who have worked for OSS, CIC, CIA, FBI and other US intelligence. Please feel free to forward this inquiry to anyone who you think could give me some useful advice. I would like to thank you in advance for your help. Yours faithfully, Markus L. Blömeke, M.A., TV Journalist, Weißbirkenkamp 33 D-22391 Hamburg, Telefon: +49 - 177 - 573 41 76, Telefax: +49 - 721 - 151 587 842, http://www.bloemeke.de.
RESEARCHER SEEKING INFORMATION ABOUT PROJECT "GENE OR GENIE" I am seeking information regarding a project called DARK GENE or DARK GENIE which involved US and Iranian Pilots making low/mid/high altitude incursions into the Soviet Union from Iran. These flights were made during the time period 1965 to 1976 using RF-5's and RF-4C's of the Iranian Air Force. Thank you very much for your kind offer of assistance in this matter. My contact information: Art Krenzel, 10505 NE 285th Street, Battle Ground, WA 98604, 360-666-1883 phone, firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 December 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at email@example.com for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park , FL.
7 December 06 - San Antonio, TX - The AFIO San Antonio Texas on North Korean Weapons Proliferation. The meeting is being held at the Barn Door in Alamo Heights. The program will feature Jack Grabda discussing the impending proliferation of nuclear weapons in North Korea. More details from Col. Henry Bussey II USAF(ret) at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
10 December 06 - Vienna, VA- Northern Virginia Ethical Society Presentation on Military Justice The Northern Virginia Ethical Society will host Kathleen A. Duignan, Executive
Director of the National Institute of Military Justice. She will speak on
"Military Lawyers: Serving Our Country and the Rule of Law by Protecting Human
Rights." Military lawyers (JAGs) have always been called upon to serve one's
client as part of their service to our country. Most of those who operate in the
military justice system recognize that service to one's client, whether it is an
accused service member or the government, is service to the country. Most
recently, however, JAGs have been required to pursue and defend accused
terrorists in new proceedings called military commissions. Please come hear a
discussion about balancing the demands of serving one's country, representing
one's clients, and maintaining one's personal convictions. Time: 11:00 a.m. This
event is free.
Address: 225 Nutley St., NW, Vienna, VA 22180. For driving directions and more information about NoVES, please visit the website, www.noves.org, or call (703) 437-3161.
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.
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.
20 January 07 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine will bring Maine's 9/11 memorial to Kennebunk for the meeting Michael Clarke, Bath, Maine fire dept. Captain, who went to New York City the day after the attacks as a member the of FEMA USAR Team Task Force l, located in Beverly, MA. will be the speaker. Clarke grew up on Long Island and was a fifth generation New York firefighter before coming to Maine. The memorial features a section of steel girder from one of the World Trade Center towers. Only a few sections of girders have been released and Bath's is believed to be the only fire department in New England to have a section. The memorial, which weighs 550 lbs., will remain on display at the Kennebunk Free Library for two to three weeks following the meeting. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the library in Kennebunk at 2:00 p.m. Contact 207-985-2392 for information.
24 January 2007 - Albuquerque, NM - the AFIO Tom Smith New Mexico Chapter will holding a luncheon meeting at the Albuquerque Petroleum Club. Speaker TBA. For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
26 - 27 January 07 - Springfield, VA - Intelligence and Ethics 2007 Conference The International Intelligence Ethics Association (IIEA) will be hosting an Ethics conference. Full details can be found at www.intelligence-ethics.org.
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