AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #15-07 dated 16 April 2007

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SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

REPORT CALLS FOR MAJOR INCREASE OF US MILITARY IN WESTERN PACIFIC TO INCLUDE INTELLIGENCE AND LINGUISTS

RUSSIAN EXILE BEREZOVSKY THREATENS REBELLION AND OVERTHROW OF THE PUTIN GOVERNMENT

NEW DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE REORGANIZES TO BETTER TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HIS AUTHORITY

RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS IN UK REACH COLD WAR LEVELS

TENSIONS BETWEEN IRAQI KURDS AND THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT INCREASE OVER FATE OF KIRKUK

SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

TAIWAN REFUSES REMUNERATION TO SPY WHO SPENT 13 YEARS IN A CHINESE JAIL

SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

CONGRESS ISSUES SUBPOENA TO ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS AND DEPARTMENTS TO SAVE AND REPORT ALL WHITE HOUSE EMAILS

GOVERNMENT GRADE IMPROVES OVERALL FOR CYBER-SECURITY BUT SOME CRITICAL DEPARTMENTS FAIL

US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PLANS TO PUT THE SPACE IN CYBERSPACE

SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES

Books

Spy Wars: Moles, Mysteries, and Deadly Games by Tennent H. Bagley, Yale University Press, ISBN: 0300121989, $28.00

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

Careers

CACI seeking to fill Sr. Director of Technical Ops, IT Sr. Scientist, and Business Development Sr. Capture Manager positions

Lucas Group is seeking an Intelligence Analyst to provide All Source analysis

Assistance Sought

Seeking information on Henri Alfred Eugene Dericourt (1909-1962), French pilot/adventure who allegedly died in Southeast Asia in 1962

Seeking information on US intelligence gathering missions to the secret V1 and V2 research area at Peenemunde, Germany

Coming Events
   Current Calendar Next Two Months ONLY:

20 April 2007 - McLean, VA - Naval Intelligence Professionals hosts the annual Red Tie Luncheon

20 April 2007 - Washington, DC - National Security and Law Society all day terrorism threat simulation conference

20 - 21 April 2007 - New London, CT - AFIO New England Chapter hosts luncheon featuring Dr. Michael Hiam

20-22 April 2007 -Weimar, Germany- 13th Annual Meeting of the International Intelligence History Association

22 April 2007 - S. Euclid, OH - "National Security Threat Posed to the US by Iran" is the topic of speaker Clare M. Lopez
23 April 2007 - Scottsdale, AZ - The Arizona Chapter of AFIO holds meeting on the Insanity of U.S. Immigration Policies

23-27 April 2007 - Vancouver, British Columbia - International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA)/Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU) 2007 Annual Conference
24 April 2007, 6:30 PM - Washington, DC - Spy Museum presents "Kremlin Rising: Putin, Russia, and the Resurrection of the KGB"

24 April 2007 - Washington, DC - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Seminar One of "The Need to Know: Intelligence for the 21st Century" in the Spring Seminar Series

24 April 2007, 6:00-7:30 PM - Washington, DC - BOOK LAUNCH: Perfect Spy, The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An
26 April 2007, 12 Noon - 1 PM - Washington, DC - Ray Batvinis on "The Origins of FBI Counterintelligence" at Spy Museum.

1 May 2007 - Washington, DC - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Seminar Two of "The Need to Know: Intelligence for the 21st Century" at Meridian International Center

3 May 2007 - Washington, DC - Noon to 1 pm, hear Bill Gertz speak on "Enemies: How America's Foes Steal our Vital Secrets- And How We Let It Happen," a free program at the International Spy Museum. No registration required.

4 May 2007 - San Francisco, CA - AFIO SF Chapter hosts FBI Special Agents Doug Gregory and Ashley Hunt on "The FBI’s Investigation of Robert Philip Hanssen"

4-5 May 2007 - Saratoga Springs, NY - The Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association Reunion

Tuesday, 8 May 2007 - Washington, DC - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Seminar Three of "The Need to Know: Intelligence for the 21st Century" at Meridian International Center

10 May 2007 - Washington, DC - "Seven Days in May" with commentary by General Kroesen - Free 7 pm Screening at the National Portrait Gallery - via the Spy Museum Spies on Screen Series
 2 May 2007 - Indian Harbour Beach, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club

15 May 2007 - Washington, DC - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Seminar Four of "The Need to Know: Intelligence for the 21st Century" at Meridian International Center

17 May 2007 - Colorado Springs, CO - FBI Counterterrorism Expert talks at AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter luncheon at the Falcon Room, Air Force Academy Officers Club.

17-19 May 2007 - Omaha, NE - SAC Intelligence/544th & Friends Reunion

18 May 2007 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Spring Luncheon

22 May 2007 - Washington, DC - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Seminar Five of " The Need to Know: Intelligence for the 21st Century" at Meridian International Center
2 June 2007 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO N Florida Chapter Meeting.
3 June 2007 - Beachwood, OH - AFIO N Ohio Chapter luncheon features Paul E. Tressa, CDR, USCGR, Coast Guard Office of Intelligence
4 June 2007, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Washington, DC - Codes and Ciphers 101, at the International Spy Museum.
9 June 2007 - Boston, MA - THE FIFTH ANNUAL "BOSTON AFIO GROUP" AT THE POPS - AMERICA!
16 June 2007 - Fairfax, VA - the National Photographic Interpretation Center holds Reunion
28 June 2007, 12 Noon - 1 PM - Washington, DC - Tennent Bagley discusses his book: "Spy Wars: Moles, Mysteries, and Deadly Games"
29 June 2007 - Houston, TX - AFIO Houston Chapter event

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

SECTION I -CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

REPORT CALLS FOR MAJOR INCREASE OF US MILITARY IN WESTERN PACIFIC TO INCLUDE INTELLIGENCE AND LINGUISTS A blue-ribbon panel on US-China relations headed by former chief of the US Pacific Command retired Admiral Dennis Blair and former U.S. Trade Representative Carla Hills, recommended the US double the number of aircraft carriers, triple the bombing fleet and increase intelligence gather and analysis, to include Chinese language capabilities in the Western Pacific. The report by a task force of the Council on Foreign Relations said that if its recommendations were not followed, China could become a "peer competitor" of the US by 2030. This finding is less drastic than the Department of Defense's prediction that China will be a peer competitor in the near future. However, the report warns that China will have emplaced most of its "anti-access forces" by 2010, and if the US has not countered by increasing its posture in the region then it will be very difficult to help Taiwan. Washington Times reporter Bill Gertz characterized the panel as a "...30-member task force [that] included former government officials, business specialists and academics, most of whom are known to favor conciliatory policies toward Beijing."  University of Pennsylvania professor and panel member Arthur Waldron said that the report accurately reflected the internal challenges facing China, but does not recognize that problems at home could lead to a rapid and spontaneous change that "is more risky and volatile than anything we have seen to date in China." [Harvey/WashTimes 11Apr07/Getz]

 

RUSSIAN EXILE BEREZOVSKY THREATENS REBELLION AND OVERTHROW OF THE PUTIN GOVERNMENT Russian-in-exile billionaire Boris Berezovsky, who is protected under Britain's political asylum laws, announced in the British media that he was undertaking a plot to fuel a revolution in Russia to overthrow the Putin government. In Moscow, government ministers demanded that the UK strip the tycoon of his asylum status and extradite him to Russia, where a criminal investigation has been opened to examine his threats of a violent rebellion. Meanwhile, Scotland Yard's counterterrorism command began inspecting video of the Berezovsky interview that was published on the Guardian's website to determine if he committed any offense that would support removal of his refugee status. Washington has also taken an interest in Berezovsky's claim that he will foment regime change in Russia. Berezovsky told the Guardian, "We need to use force to change this regime. It isn't possible to change this regime through democratic means. There can be no change without force, pressure." He said he was in touch with people inside Putin's inner circle that agreed that forced regime change was necessary. When asked if he was advocating revolution Berezovsky replied, "You are absolutely correct, absolutely correct." In other media venues, Mr. Berezovsky told Bloomberg Press, "I am calling for revolution and revolution is always violent," and to the Associated Press he said, "I don't know how it will happen, but authoritarian regimes only collapse by force." However, later, perhaps after British authorities began to investigate how his statements might affect his refugee status, Berezovsky backpedaled, saying, "I do support direct action, I do not advocate or support violence," for what he is now calling a "bloodless revolution." [CL/Guardian 14Apr07/Cobain, Black and Harding]

NEW DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE REORGANIZES TO BETTER TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HIS AUTHORITY The newly appointed Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Mike McConnell recognizes that his authority is limited. Fifteen of the sixteen Intelligence Community (IC) agencies under his purview report to other cabinet secretaries, and he cannot hire or fire employees of any of the IC agencies. The only agency that reports more or less directly to him is the CIA. Even so, McConnell wants to take advantage of all the authority, limited as it may be, instilled in his office and to do so he has begun a little-noticed reorganization. At a conference of federal officials earlier this month, McConnell said that the IC hasn't yet completely restructured as Congress directed in 2004. "We don't have it right yet," he said. He also recognized, "I'm responsible for basically two things ... the budget for the 16 [U.S. intelligence agencies] and ensuring that no one breaks the law."  And he noted that directing an agency's budget with out operational control of the agency and its employees is a huge challenge. DNI Chief of Staff David Shedd recently announced a reorganization designed to address that and other challenges. Most prominent amongst the changes may be the transformation of Shedd's own position from Chief of Staff to Director of the Intelligence Staff. This new position regularly will convene a new executive committee chaired by the DNI and consisting of the Pentagon's intelligence chief, representatives of the State, Treasury and Homeland Security departments, and the heads of the major intelligence agencies. "The intent," Mr. McConnell's office said, "is to use the [executive committee] to initiate, change, and end programs, policies and capabilities." Shedd will also supervise the work of the three figures within the DNI's office that hold the most sway over the sixteen agencies- the chief information officer (CIO), the chief personnel (or "human capital") officer (CPO) and the chief financial officer (CFO). These three can affect change to the information technology, staffing and budgets, respectively, of the agencies. The executive committee will give the DNI a venue to push forward his policy agenda in those three areas. [Harvey/WashTimes 10Apr07/Waterman (UPI)]

RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS IN UK REACH COLD WAR LEVELS Anonymous British counterintelligence agents are reporting that as many as 30 Russian intelligence officers are working out of the Russian Embassy and trade mission in London, and many more could be working undercover in agencies across the country. The sources say Russia is watching advances in UK technology as well as keeping an eye on important figures in the British dissident and exile community. The Russian exile community is nervous. One man said that during the 1990's he could pop into the club at the Russian Embassy and chat to whomever was around, but now there are so many "KGB" around that he avoids the embassy and only goes there when absolutely necessary. British believe the prime targets of Russian intelligence are the oligarchs who struck it rich during the last years of the Yeltsin administration and fled the country under Putin. Included amongst the high-value targets is Boris Berezovsky, vocal critic of the Putin government and associate of murdered former KGB-officer Alexander Litvinenko. Current and former FSB (successor agency to the KGB) officers are considered the prime suspects in the Litvinenko murder, since the poison used, polonium 210, is rare and hard to obtain and may have been used in other FSB assassinations. Last July, the Russian parliament, the Duma, authorized the president to task the security services to eliminate extremists overseas. The Russian definition of extremism includes being "libelously critical of the Russian authorities," and Litvinenko was outspoken in his distain for the Putin regime. The other focus of Russian intelligence in Britain, technology, is reflected on MI-5's website. The site says that foreign intelligence services now target private technology companies more often than trying to obtain political and military intelligence- a change from Cold War tactics. However, the counterintelligence sources say that although the targets have changed, the methods of drawing subjects into compromising or threatening relationships over a long period of time have remained the same. [CL/Guardian 13Apr07/Norton-Taylor and Taylor]

TENSIONS BETWEEN IRAQI KURDS AND THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT INCREASE OVER FATE OF KIRKUK Officials moved a planned conference on Iraq from Istanbul to Egypt due to increasing tensions between Turkey and the government of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq. Relations between the Turks and Kurds soured abruptly over the last days due to a referendum to decide the fate of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk. In December, the Iraqi government will vote whether to append Kirkuk to the Kurdish autonomous region. Turkey worries for the fate of thousands of Turkmen in Kirkuk if the Kurds gain control there. Massoud Barzani, leader of the Kurdish region, ratcheted up the rhetoric, however, when he threatened, "Turkey is not allowed to interfere in the Kirkuk issue, and if it does, we will interfere in Diyarbakir's affairs and other cities in Turkey." Diyarbakir is the largest city in southeastern Turkey and has a majority Kurdish population. Barzani added, "There are 30 million Kurds in Turkey, and we don't interfere there. If [the Turks] interfere in Kirkuk over just thousands of Turkmen, then we will take action for the 30 million Kurds in Turkey." Turkish Foreign Minister Adbullah Gul filed a complaint with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice over Barzani's threats, and the Turkish government filed a diplomatic note with the Iraqi government. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan told reporters that Barzani had made a huge misstep and "would be crushed by his own words." Turkey blames acts of terrorism on Kurdish groups that they say plan their attacks in northern Iraq and cross the Turkish border to carry them out. Turkey says that the Kurdish Workers' Party, known as the PKK, is responsible for as many as 30,000 deaths in Turkey. Further, Turkey worries that if Kurds in northern Iraq form an independent Kurdistan it would encourage separatism amongst its Kurdish population in the South.  [Harvey/WashTimes 10Apr07/Kralev]


SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

TAIWAN REFUSES REMUNERATION TO SPY WHO SPENT 13 YEARS IN A CHINESE JAIL Seventy-three year-old Jiang Jianguo lost his wife and daughter, and is now gaunt and destitute after serving thirteen years in Shanghai's Tilanqiao Prison after he was caught in a Chinese counterintelligence sting operation. He was never a very productive spy. The highest value piece of intelligence he ever passed to Taipei was a map of the Shanghai port. He did what his Taiwanese spymasters told him to do though, and now just wants what he believes he is due. Now in Hong Kong, Jianguo, a Chinese national, has asked the Taiwanese government to pay him his back salary for the years he spent in prison, provide a decent pension, and a residence in Taiwan where he can live out his remaining years. Jianguo said he would consider his missing wife and daughter "water over the bridge" as far as Taiwan is concerned. Taiwan said no. Like other Chinese who Taiwan used to collect intelligence, it has refused to agree to what it considers excessive demands. So the spies are ostracized as traitors by the Chinese, and abandoned by the Taiwanese.
    China and Taiwan are each other's primary intelligence target. Both countries devote large sums of human and financial capital spying on each other. In March, Jianguo traveled to Taipei to beseech from the Taiwan Military Intelligence Bureau what he believed he was due. After 26 days and innumerous tense meetings, the Intelligence Bureau told him that he did not qualify for any benefits because he was never a full-time employee of the Defense Ministry. Taiwan said that it had repaid its debt to Jianguo when it paid his medical bills after being released from prison which totaled about $36,000. The Bureau also said that Jianguo was not entitled to a resident visa. As a kicker, Taiwanese intelligence officials told Jianguo not to talk about his service to Taiwan, warning that he could be jailed again if he did.
    Jiang came into the spy game as an unwilling participant. In 1985, he was running an export business out of Hong Kong. He would travel into China and purchase silk, which he would then re-label to make it appear to be made in the Philippines since Chinese goods were banned in Taiwan. He would then resell his relabeled goods in Taipei. According to Jiang, one day an alert customs official noticed the ruse and through a series of contacts, blackmailed Jiang into spying. Jiang admits, though, that he had no ideological problem with spying on China. He was a surgeon by education but had been separated from his profession during the Cultural Revolution and assigned to menial work because his father, who had fled to Hong Kong, was labeled a reactionary. In 1981, he petitioned the Deng Xiaoping government to allow him to move to Hong Kong and was granted permission. Since he spoke neither English nor Cantonese, though, he could not re-qualify as a doctor and picked up the pieces of his father's trade business. His father had died 3 years before Jiang arrived in Hong Kong.
    Jiang gained possession of the Shanghai port map in 1986 when his company was considering investing in a $40 million renovation project there. When he passed the map to his handlers in Taipei they were ecstatic and gave him a $4,000 bonus. He was normally paid $3,500 per month while in Hong Kong and $4,000 per month when traveling in China. In 1987, things went south. He was traveling with Chinese businessmen who suggested a trip to Dalian, a northeastern Chinese commercial port that is also the site of a major naval base. While there, the businessmen told Jiang that he should take some pictures. Jiang says that he was nervous since signs on the fence said foreigners were forbidden from photographing the base. The businessmen, according to Jiang, convinced him that he was not a foreigner, but a Chinese, and therefore would not be breaking the law. When Jiang returned to Shanghai he was arrested by Chinese National Security Bureau agents, who proudly called their catch "a big fish."
    After 13 years and 4 months in prison, Jiang returned to Hong Kong, unsure what happened to his family and completely broke. The de facto Taiwanese Embassy, set up in the Chung Hwa Travel Service, recommended a cheap hostel, but offered no money. Hong Kong Social Welfare has been giving him $390 per month which he supplements by picking up garbage and selling it to recycling centers. He has formed the Cross-Strait Relations Victims Association, a group of about 60 former spies seeking compensation from Taiwan. His main goal now is to find his daughter and maybe news of his wife, who he admits may have married another man and not want to see him. He wonders if his daughter is still alive, or if perhaps she emigrated to another country. The Red Cross has been unable to find her.  [CL/WashPost 8Apr07/Cody]


SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

CONGRESS ISSUES SUBPOENA TO ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS AND DEPARTMENTS TO SAVE AND REPORT ALL WHITE HOUSE EMAILS In briefings to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is looking into the firing of eight US attorneys, staff members of the White House counsel and the Republican National Committee (RNC) said that White House officials had used RNC email accounts since as early as 2001 for official business, and that an extensive volume of White House e-mails regarding official government actions may have been destroyed by the RNC and not preserved by the White House.” These discoveries prompted the House to issue letters to the heads of 17 major departments and agencies, including the departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State, Energy, and Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency and General Services Administration, requesting they take measures to preserve all emails to and from the White House including those on non-governmental email accounts. The first letter was issued to Attorney General Roberto Gonzales and said, in part, “The only existing record of these e-mails may reside on servers or backup devices within the control of federal entities. For this reason, the committee requests that you preserve all e-mails received from White House officials who used ‘gwb43.com,’ ‘georgewbush.com,’ ‘rnchq.org’ or other nongovernmental e-mail accounts. The committee also asks you to preserve any e-mails sent to White House officials at any of these accounts.” It appears that emails from 2001, 2002, and 2003 were destroyed automatically based on a policy of the RNC to delete emails older than 30 days. However, that policy was lifted in 2004 and the new policy leaves it to the account holders to delete their own email. However, senior political advisor Karl Rove alone had an automatic archive policy which was in effect since 2005. [FCW 12Apr07/Waite]

GOVERNMENT GRADE IMPROVES OVERALL FOR CYBER-SECURITY BUT SOME CRITICAL DEPARTMENTS FAIL A controversial report on cyber security that annually grades government departments on its strides to meet the standards of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) says that overall the government received a C- this year compared to a D- last year. However, critics of the FISMA report say it is more of a paper drill than an actual examination of security measures enacted. The departments that received A's were The Agency for International Development, Environmental Protection Agency, General Services Administration, the departments of Justice (!) and Housing and Urban Development, the National Science Foundation, the Office of Personnel Management, and the Social Security Administration. The failers who received a 'F' included some heavy hitters such as the Department of Defense along with Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Interior, State and Treasury, as well as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Homeland Security did not fair much better with a 'D', and NASA actually slid backwards from an 'B-' last  year to a 'D-' this year. [ZDNet 12Apr07]

US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PLANS TO PUT THE SPACE IN CYBERSPACE By 2009 the Department of Defense plans to place an Internet router in orbit to effectively relay data and video communications of US troops from the most remote corners of the world. Eventually, the space-based routers may interconnect satellites so the satellites can talk directly to each other instead of relaying messages through ground stations, avoiding the costly round trip of signals between Earth and space. The Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) program awarded the contract dubbed Project IRIS (for Internet Router In Space) to Intelsat General and Cisco. Intelsat's Don Brown proclaimed, "Iris is to the future of satellite-based communications what ARPANET was to the creation of the internet in the 1960s." ARPA was the Advanced Research Projects Agency whose early work on network communications was the foundations of today's Internet. Intelsat will build the platform while Cisco develops the "space-hardened" router components. The satellite Intelsat will build carries the identifier IS-14 and will be placed in geosynchronous orbit. IRIS will not be the first space-based Internet router, however. Cisco, along with NASA and DMC Imaging, a subsidiary of Surrey Satellites in the UK, launched one of the first routers on board the UK-DMC satellite which was part of the Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) used for observing the Earth for major disasters. With progress being made in space-based routing, Cisco and Internet pioneer Vint Cerf have begun thinking about a solar system-wide network. [BBC 13Apr07]


SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES

Books

Spy Wars: Moles, Mysteries, and Deadly Games by Tennent H. Bagley, Yale University Press, ISBN: 0300121989, $28.00 Bagley tells a seemingly paranoid's tale of intrigue and mind games that surround the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and a Russian defector named Yuri Nosenko. Nosenko fell into American intelligence's hands in January 1964, a scant 2 months after the death of the President. It was almost too good to be true. The CIA, Secret Service and other agencies of the government were highly suspicious of the 3 years Lee Harvey Oswald spent in the Soviet Union, and wondered if the Russians had a hand in the assassination. Then Nosenko defects and provides America with assurance that Oswald could not have been working for the Soviets. How could Nosenko know this? The Russian claimed that he was the KGB case officer who controlled Oswald's file, and he knew with certainty that the Soviets wanted no part in working with Oswald. Nosenko's claims about Oswald weren't the only suspicious assertions he made. He also provided information that seemed intended to divert the CIA's attention from the possibility that its codes had been broken and that a mole had penetrated its inner sanctum. The Nosenko case plagued CIA Counterintelligence chief James Jesus Angleton all his life, and provided the backdrop for the recent Robert De Niro film The Good Shepherd. Bagley, the author, was the first case officer who handled Nosenko. Bagley, along with Angleton and other's who doubted Nosenko's authenticity, were denounced and accused of using harsh interrogation techniques on Nosenko. The CIA gave the Nosenko case its stamp of approval in 1968 and again in 1976, and even invited Nosenko to lecture its younger officers on counterintelligence. According to Washington Post reporter David Ignatius, who conducted a series of interviews with Angleton in the late 70's: Bagley's book, "Spy Wars," should reopen the Nosenko case. He has gathered strong evidence that the Russian defector could not have been who he initially said he was; that he could not have reviewed the Oswald file; that his claims about how the KGB discovered the identities of two CIA moles in Moscow could not have been right. According to Bagley, even Nosenko eventually admitted that some of what he had told the CIA was false. [CL/WashPost 11Apr07/Ignatius]


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

CACI seeking to fill Sr. Director of Technical Ops, IT Sr. Scientist, and Business Development Sr. Capture Manager positions

Senior Director of Technical Operations
ODNI / Centers / DIA / GDIP
Clearance:  Active TS/SCI, with eligibility for Full-scope polygraph  Location:  Northern Virginia  Status:  Full-time employee of CACI
Opportunity:  Reports to Executive Vice President. Manages one or more profit centers. Provides leadership for profit center and takes an active role in development of the annual operating and capital plans and budget. Responsible for cost control plan, sales and marketing plan, and revenue and profit plan. Plans, directs and controls CACI's Intelligence Solutions’ group supporting ODNI/Centers/DIA/GDIP Programs, including resource requirements and client expectations. Executes contracts within planned costs and schedules. Accountable for expanding business and coordinates business development activities with the Division Manager, Corporate Business Development, and Sales teams to ensure continuing growth and profitability to exploit ODNI, DIA and related business opportunities to ensure continuing growth and profitability. Supports investment development efforts and technical marketing plans in accordance with overall goals and objectives established by higher management. Supervises and directs program and project managers on all group efforts.
Education required: Bachelor's degree in a related science field, MIS, or Business or equivalent and eight to ten years' related experience, with at least three years of P&L accountability.
Required experience: TS/SCI clearance. Ability to manage complex programs, supervision of technical staff, and business acumen. Must have good knowledge company business lines, and the application of new technology solutions and products. Must have a customer focus, and ability to build an effective team. Experience in supporting the US Intelligence Community, knowledge of agencies, funding programs, missions and functions of the IC. Seven years experience in managing a senior level work force and a total of at least twelve years as a supervisor or manager. Experience in making decisions that have a far-reaching effect on the overall organization's future in terms of direction and potential for success. 1. Adept in preparing and presenting verbal and written presentations. 2. Willingness to travel. 3. Proven ability as a "self starter" with a willingness to take informed risks. 4. In-depth knowledge of IC organizations and processes. 5. Demonstrated ability in personnel management, negotiations and personal communications. 6. Proven ability to motivate, control, reward and take adverse action on subordinate work force. Requires frequent customer interface and interaction with numerous changing requirements and schedules. Work is performed in a combination of office and off-site environments.
Apply:   Go to www.caci.com and click on Jobs/How to Apply - and Enter Requisition Number 14708. Click Search.

Information Technology Senior Scientist
SME, Local and Wide Area Network Systems, Full-scope Poly clearance
Clearance:  Must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance with full scope polygraph.   Location:  Hanover, MD  Travel: Minimal  Status:  Full-time employee of CACI  
Opportunity:  Successful candidate will be a Information Technology Senior Scientist and act as the technical advisor for a rapidly growing $22M+ ($50M by 2008) department concentrating on IT systems, infrastructure, communications and networks. Must have familiarity and experience with NSA ITD and the Intelligence Community. Serves as in-house and industry recognized expert in analyzing complex local and wide area network systems, including planning, designing, evaluating, selecting operating systems and protocol suites. Supports acquisition of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services.
Education required:  Requires bachelor’s degree (in Computer Science or related field) or equivalent. Master’s degree in Computer Science preferred.
Required experience:  5+ years' experience with information networks and security. Possess a wide range of knowledge in design of security components and architectures. Active Top Secret / SCI clearance.
Desired experience:  Sixteen plus years of related (progressively responsible network systems engineering) experience.
Apply:    Go to www.caci.com and Enter Requisition Number 14522 in the Requisition ID block and click on search.
Open the link to the job and apply.

Business Development, Senior Capture Manager
Intelligence Community
Clearance:  Active Top Secret with SCI  Location:  Fairfax, VA  Status:  Full-time employee of CACI
Opportunity:   Manages the capture of new business opportunities within the intelligence community. Develops capture plans, win themes, and strategies. Responsible for the development and management of budgets. Acts as liaison with clients and partners. Responsible for the employment, training, motivation and evaluation of assigned employees.
Education required:  Requires bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and twelve to fifteen years of related experience.
Required experience:  Active TS/SCI clearance required.    Management experience.
Apply:  Go to www.caci.com and open link to Job Search Section and enter Requisition Number 15508. Open the link to the job and apply.

Lucas Group is seeking an Intelligence Analyst to provide All Source analysis support and intelligence production support through the use of specialized software in support of your customers. Provide Intelligence Community subject matter expertise to engineering organizations during all phases of software development lifecycle. Provide training and user support of Intelligence software products. The assigned duty position is in McLean, VA with the principal duty location off site in Reston, VA. Tasks may include (but are not limited to) intelligence analysis, intelligence product development, software product training, software installation (updates and patches), exercise support, coordination problem investigations with software engineers and represent employer at meetings. Assist the PM with program/project status and support of site activities. Required Experience: Staff NCO (15 years min; retired preferred); Intelligence specialty; Recent experience in All Source Intel Analysis; Technical proficiency is key; Will work to “bridge the gap” between Customer (Army / DoD) and Employer; Available to start: NLT JULY 1, 2007 Top Secret clearance required. Salary $90-110K. Inquiries and applications should be directed to Chris Lopez at 800-282-0360, clopez@lucasgroup.com.

Assistance Sought

Seeking information on Henri Alfred Eugene Dericourt (1909-1962), French pilot/adventure who allegedly died in Southeast Asia in 1962 Seeking information concerning Henri Alfred Eugene Dericourt's (1909-1962) activities while in Southeast Asia. He was a French pilot/adventurer who supposedly died in an aircraft accident near Ban Naphan (16nm south of Savannakhet), Laos, Nov. 20, 1962 flying for Air Bleu and suspected of running Corsican opium. Details of the accident, i.e. circumstances, aircraft type, etc. are unknown. His body was never found. Thank you, Judith E. Porter, email: JudyinanRV@aol.com.

Seeking information on US intelligence gathering missions to the secret V1 and V2 research area at Peenemunde, Germany My name is Larry Lemke and I am trying to research the history of possible US intelligence gathering missions to the secret V1 and V2 research area at Peenemunde, Germany during WWII. Shortly before he died a few years ago my father, Walter Lemke told a story of being clandestinely inserted into Peenemunde. Walter was born in Wisconsin, the second generation offspring of German immigrants, in 1913. Shortly after the beginning of WWII he joined the Merchant Marine and claimed that he was subsequently recruited from that organization for a number of covert operations. One of these involved going ashore in Rotterdam under the cover identity of a Dutch seaman and then assuming the identity of a German menial laborer in the Peenemunde R & D center for a period of two weeks, or so. This would probably have been in the first half of 1943, before the British bombing raid in mid-August. He claimed that one of the reasons he was recruited for the mission is because he was a native speaker of "Low German"-the dialect that was common in the area where Peenemunde was located. It's a nice story and I have a certain amount of circumstantial and physical evidence, but I am looking for any information that would either corroborate it or refute it. Walter never specifically mentioned OSS by name as the sponsoring agency, so I am just guessing. Does anyone have any information on this? Contact Larry Lemke 408-910-1504 or email larrylemke@yahoo.com.

Coming Events

20 April 2007 - McLean, VA - Naval Intelligence Professionals hosts the annual Red Tie Luncheon at the Tysons Corner Holiday Inn. This traditional gathering of naval analysts, past and present, welcomes those from many agencies. Guest speaker will be Navy Captain Chris Bott, Military Assistant to the American Ambassador to Iraq. Cash bar from 11:00 a.m., with lunch served at noon. Cost $35, payable in advance. To reserve, contact navintpro@aol.com, (703) 250-6765, or post to: NIP, PO Box 11579, Burke, VA 22009-1579

20 April 2007 - Washington, DC - The National Security and Law Society is sponsoring a full-day terrorism threat simulation Conference  conducted by a veteran Department of Justice prosecutor. This multi-media exercise was developed by the Department of Justice and is the same program currently used to train counter-terrorism prosecutors and agents around the country. Over the course of seven hours attendees will assume the role of CT investigators and make collective decisions on how to pursue a fast-moving, evolving terrorist threat situation, receiving immediate feedback from experienced government personnel. Event being held at K&L Gates, 1735 New York Ave NW 5th Flr, Washington, DC Registration: $50 for professionals, $25 for students More information is available at http://www.natsecuritylaw.org

20 - 21 April 2007 - New London, CT - AFIO New England Chapter hosts luncheon featuring Dr. Michael Hiam, author of Who the Hell Are We Fighting? The Story of Sam Adams & the Vietnam Intelligence Wars. The Spring meeting of the David Atlee Phillips New England Chapter will gather 20 - 21 April 2007 at the Lighthouse Inn, 6 Guthrie Place, New London, CT 06320-4206, Telephone 860-443-8411, Reservations 888-443-8411, www.lighthouseinn-ct.com/  Lodging is available to AFIO members at the rate of $155 plus taxes per night in the Mansion; deadline is 21 March. As is their custom, Friday evening AFIO/NE will host a wine & cheese social 6:00 - 8:00 PM 20 April 2007 followed by a no-host dinner with their speakers at the Lighthouse Inn. The luncheon the next day is $25 per person when paid by check by April 9th or $30 at the door on a first-come-first-serve basis, as seats are available. Their morning speakers will be the two students who won the 2006 AFIO/NE “Best Paper” competition. First will be Matthew Allatin. Recipient of the graduate student award, he recently completed his MS degree in National Security from the University of New Haven. Matthew will discuss “The al Qaeda Terrorist Organization: A Redefining Look.” This presentation will endeavor to provide an description of al Qaeda, their driving factors & a general understanding of how this terrorist group functions. Their second morning speaker will be David Lim, recipient of the undergraduate award. He recently graduated with a BA degree in International Relations from Boston University. Next year he will enter Law School. David will discuss his paper on “Organized Crime & Terrorism.” Their Keynote Speaker Saturday afternoon will be Dr. Michael Hiam who took four years from his practice as a clinical psychologist to research & write Who the Hell Are We Fighting? The Story of Sam Adams & the Vietnam Intelligence Wars (Steerforth, 2006). The book is about CIA Analyst Samuel A. Adams. It reviews his life, career, & obsession to uncover the truth concerning the “numbers controversy” about the strength of the Viet Cong. Adams is a distant relative of the Presidents Adams. Dr. Hiam suggests there are parallels between Intelligence failures in Viet Nam then and now in Iraq He holds degrees in English & History as well as a Ph. D. in Psychology. He is a resident of Newton, MA. For further information contact Arthur Hulnick 617-353-8978

20-22 April 07 - Weimar, Germany- 13th Annual Meeting of the International Intelligence History Association Organizers: Professor Wolfgang Krieger (Universitšt Marburg / Germany) and Professor Heiner Timmermann (Akademie Rosenhof / Weimar). It has often been said that intelligence services helped keep the peace during the cold war. But there can be no doubt that in many instances intelligence activities led to or intensified international conflict. At least two large-scale wars, in Vietnam and in Afghanistan, resulted directly from massive intelligence failures (and eventually led to further such failures). Throughout the cold war intelligence clashes produced diplomatic or political incidents, such as expelling embassy staff or formal protests against abductions or telephone wiretappings. Intelligence clashes worsened relations , at least temporarily, within each bloc, between the two blocs and with countries outside the blocs. While a fair number of such clashes have already been studied, including naval incidents and incidents relating to espionage overflights, much research is still required before we understand more thoroughly their significance in cold war history. Proposals are to be sent (by February 15th to -- kriegerw@staff.uni-marburg.de --. Conference presentations will be limited to 25-30 minutes. While the conference organizers will attempt to provide financial assistance to the conference presenters for travel and accommodation expenses no commitment can be made in advance. For further information please consult our website at -- www.intelligence-history.org -- where administrative details will be posted shortly for all who wish to participate in this conference. (This message is also available online at www.intelligence-history.org)

 Sunday, 22 April 2007, 1130 – 1330 - S. Euclid, OH - "National Security Threat Posed to the US by Iran" is the topic of speaker Clare M. Lopez, M.A., at the AFIO N Ohio Chapter luncheon. Lopez, a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on Middle East, homeland security, national defense, and counterterrorism issues, began her career as an operations officer with CIA, serving domestically and abroad for 20 years in a variety of assignments, with a career focus on the former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans. She has served in or visited over two dozen nations worldwide, speaks several languages, including Spanish, Bulgarian, French, German, and Russian, and currently is studying Farsi. She is the former Executive Director, Iran Policy Committee (IPC - www.iranpolicy.org), a Washington, DC think tank. Location: Rinehart Room, Notre Dame College, 4545 College Rd, S Euclid, OH 44121 Cost: $20pp. To register contact Veronica Flint, 1481 Bell Rd, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 at (440) 338-4720 or email her at vbf@windstream.net

23 April 2007 - Scottsdale, AZ - The Arizona Chapter of AFIO holds meeting on the Insanity of U.S. Immigration Policies - The Chapter will hold it's April meeting at Buster's Restaurant in Scottsdale, The speaker will be Neville Cramer, discussing his book, "INSanity: America's Immigration Crisis." Mr. Cramer served in the Justice Department for more than twenty five years and was one of the most experienced agents in the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. For reservations and information call Bill Williams at (602) 944-2451.

23-27 April 2007 - Vancouver, British Columbia - International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA)/Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU) 2007 Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. These two organizations represent the largest associations representing both intelligence analysts and intelligence officers in the world; if you go to one training conference in 2007, this should be the one! This is the second joint conference involving IALEIA and LEIU; we worked together on our Annual Conference in Alexandria, VA in 2005, which was a huge success and attracted over 700 attendees. Keynote by Dr Mark Lowenthal, former CIA Assistant Director for Analysis & Production, and discussions on Future Challenges for the Intelligence Community by Dr Thomas Fingar (DNI), Director of National Intelligence Analysis/Chairman National Intelligence Council. Please visit the website for more details http://leiu-homepage.org/events/index.php David Jimenez-Director of Training, Education, and Career Development, swnmia@juno.com or jimenez@ialeia.org.

Tuesday, 24 April 2007, 6:30 PM - Washington, DC - Kremlin Rising: Putin, Russia, and the Resurrection of the KGB. This important event being held at the International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW. Can be reached via the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station. Under Vladimir Putin, the KGB of old is back in business. While some praise the stability and prosperity of the chekist regime, others wonder about its role in the high profile murder of Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya and the mysterious poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko. Is Putin's desire to restore the order of the Soviet past a passion that will crush the country? CIA veteran and International Spy Museum Executive Director Peter Earnest explores Putin's regime with Susan Glasser, former Washington Post Moscow bureau chief and author of Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin's Russia and the End of the Revolution; and Oleg Kalugin, a retired Major General of the KGB, onetime deputy resident and acting chief of the Residency at the Soviet Embassy in Washington, and author of The First Directorate: My 32 Years in Intelligence and Espionage Against the West; and Fritz W. Ermarth, a 40-year veteran of national security work, mostly at CIA, where he served as the director of the Strategic Evaluation Center, NIO USSR, and Chairman of the National Intelligence Council. Tickets: $20; Advance Registration required. To register, call Ticketmaster at 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. Visit www.spymuseum.org 

24 April 2007 - Washington, DC - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. - The Continuing Necessity for Intelligence: The Eternal Verities. Seminar One of "The Need to Know: Intelligence for the 21st Century" in the Spring Seminar Series of five evenings being conducted by Meridian International Center and Carl Colby in cooperation with the Smithsonian Associates. Runs through May 22nd. Historically, the American people have had a wary “love-hate” relationship toward the need for intelligence. Yet today the need is greater than ever. And though new technologies have erased old barriers, the means of collecting intelligence, the eternal verities, have not changed. We will hear from veteran producers and consumers of intelligence who will talk about how the world of intelligence has changed and yet how it still remains the same - with deadly serious consequences. Robert Grenier, former Director, CIA Counter Terrorism Center; Managing Director, Kroll; John McLaughlin, former Acting Director and Deputy Director, CIA; Senior Fellow, Phillip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins University. To register, please call the Smithsonian Associates ‘Campus on the Mall’ at (202) 357-3030. The course code is AF57. Information may also be obtained by calling Meridian’s World Affairs Office at (202) 939-5560.

Tuesday 24 April 2007, 6:00-7:30 PM - Washington, DC - BOOK LAUNCH: Perfect Spy, The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An, Time Magazine Reporter & Vietnamese Communist Agent, at The Johns Hopkins University, The Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies, Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Ave NW. During the Vietnam War, Time reporter Pham Xuan An befriended everyone who was anyone in Saigon, including leading American journalists who came to regard him as a friend and trusted source. But what none of An’s friends knew was that he was a spy providing strategic intelligence to Hanoi, smuggling invisible ink messages out to the jungle in egg rolls and living a dangerous double life. After the War, An was named a “Hero of the People’s Army.” But his close friendships with Americans made him suspect in the eyes of the Communists, and he was never allowed to visit the United States. In Perfect Spy, Larry Berman, who has made more than a dozen trips to Vietnam to interview An, chronicles the extraordinary life of one of the most fascinating spies of the 20th century and in doing so offers a new perspective on the war. FREE! Please call 202.833.2742 to RSVP.

Thursday, 26 April 2007, 12 Noon - 1 PM - Washington, DC - The Origins of FBI Counterintelligence. In the 1930s, the U.S. was desperate for a new type of crime-fighting. Military and industrial secrets were threatened by spies, and J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI sprang into action. Join former FBI agent Raymond J. Batvinis to hear how the Bureau grew from a small law enforcement unit into America's first organized counterespionage and counterintelligence service. Based on newly declassified documents and interviews with former agents, The Origins of FBI Counterintelligence examines the crucial period before Pearl Harbor when the Bureau's powers secretly expanded to help the United States face the developing international emergency. With an insider's knowledge and a storyteller's skill, Batvinis charts the Bureau's achievements and failures during this critical time. Tickets: Free. No registration required. Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW. Take Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station.

 1 May 2007 - Washington, DC - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Assessing the Threat: Getting It Right.  Seminar Two of "The Need to Know: Intelligence for the 21st Century" in the Spring Seminar Series of five evenings being conducted by Meridian International Center and Carl Colby in cooperation with the Smithsonian Associates. Runs through May 22nd. This is one of the most provocative questions in US intelligence: what exactly constitutes a legitimate threat to US interests – and what then should be the appropriate US response? Who determines these threat assessments? What are some examples of current legitimate threats? Is this now a highly politicized arena? How do we prevent a repeat of the non-discovery of Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction? And how do we get it right next time? Thomas Pickering, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Fingar, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis; Chairman, National Intelligence Council Randall Fort, Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research To register, please call the Smithsonian Associates ‘Campus on the Mall’ at (202) 357-3030. The course code is AF57. Information may also be obtained by calling Meridian’s World Affairs Office at (202) 939-5560.

3 May 2007 - Washington, DC - Noon to 1 pm, hear Bill Gertz speak on "Enemies: How America's Foes Steal our Vital Secrets- And How We Let It Happen," a special free program at the International Spy Museum. No registration required. Gertz asks how far our enemies (and allies) are willing to go to get the information they want? Gertz, defense and national security reporter for The Washington Times, highlights the increasing threats to this nation's military and industrial security. He describes Russia's intelligence operatives in the United States and how those numbers rival Cold War levels of spying; how China has established a special, ultra-secret intelligence unit tasked with planting spies inside the U.S. government; and how weak counterintelligence has allowed terrorists to infiltrate the U.S. military; and more. Where: International Spy Museum, 800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC. Take Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station.

4 May 2007 - San Francisco, CA - FBI Special Agents Doug Gregory and Ashley Hunt speak on "The FBI’s Investigation of Robert Philip Hanssen" at the AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter Luncheon. Time: 11:30 AM, No Host Cocktails; 12:00 Noon - Luncheon. Where: United Irish Cultural Center (UICC) - St. Patrick’s Room (2nd Floor), 2700 – 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116 (45th between Sloat and Wawona). REPLIES/RESERVATIONS to Mariko Kawaguchi no later than 5 PM 4/27/07. Send reservation and check to Mariko Kawaguchi, PO Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011-7578, mariko@cataphora.com, (650) 622-9840 X608. Questions should be sent to: Marina Mann at (925) 735-1327.

4-5 May 2007 - Saratoga Springs, NY - The Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association Reunion  The NCVA - New England Chapter is holding their annual reunion. For information, please call (603) 881-7752, or visit www.ncva-ne.org. Attendance is open to individuals who served with the U.S. Naval Security Group or are serving with its counterpart in NETWARCOM.

8 May 2007 - Washington, DC - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. - International Partners: Not Going It Alone.  Seminar Three of "The Need to Know: Intelligence for the 21st Century" in the Spring Seminar Series of five evenings being conducted by Meridian International Center and Carl Colby in cooperation with the Smithsonian Associates. Runs through May 22nd. In this era of transnational terrorism, with little regard for national sovereignty and a slew of well-financed non-state extremist organizations, it is essential that the US “not act alone.” How extensive is cooperation among the nations of the West? This issue involves a bewildering web of jurisdictional issues, complex prosecutions, extraditions and retentions that test the limits of cooperation with long-standing allies whose domestic political interests do not often intersect. Jonathan Clarke, Author; former Counselor, British Diplomatic Service Edward Luttwak, Author; Journalist; Senior Fellow, CSIS To register, please call the Smithsonian Associates ‘Campus on the Mall’ at (202) 357-3030. The course code is AF57. Information may also be obtained by calling Meridian’s World Affairs Office at (202) 939-5560.

10 May 2007 - Washington, DC - Seven Days in May - Seven pm Screening at the National Portrait Gallery co-sponsored by the International Spy Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and the Woodrow Wilson Center's Cold War International History Project. What: "The people don't believe the Russians are going to take those bombs apart on July 1st, and neither do I."
-Senator Frederick Prentice in Seven Days in May
Could a coup d'etat happen here? The film shows an unpopular president, a climate of distrust, and a charismatic general sets the stage for a military takeover in this 1964 film of Fletcher Knebel's classic novel. When unpopular President Jordan Lyman manages to get a nuclear disarmament agreement through the Senate, Cold War tensions are unleashed and intrigue shakes the nation. The military fears a sneak attack by the Soviets, and General Scott, head of the Joint Chiefs and a man with his own presidential aspirations, decides to take matters into the hands of the military. John Frankenheimer's direction of Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, and Ava Gardner dramatically captures a country on the brink of coup d'etat. Join Four Star General Frederick Kroesen, former commander of the United States Army in Europe and commander of the NATO Central Army Group, for the screening and a discussion of the film's accuracy. Co-sponsored by the National Portrait Gallery in conjunction with their exhibition The Presidency and The Cold War and the Woodrow Wilson Center's Cold War International History Project Where: National Portrait Gallery, 8th and G Streets, NW, Washington, DC, use Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Tickets: Free. No registration required.

12 May 2007 - Indian Harbour Beach, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club - The May luncheon will be held at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club (EGYC). A cash bar will open at 1130 hours and lunch will begin at 1230 hours. Dr. Michael Macedonia, the Director for the Disruptive Technology Office, ODNI, will talk about the importance of science and technology to the acquisition of new capabilities. For additional information please contact George Stephenson, Chapter Vice President at gstephenson@cfl.rr.com and title your email: AFIO MAY Meeting.

15 May 2007 - Washington, DC - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Congressional Oversight: Who Watches the Watchers? Seminar Four of "The Need to Know: Intelligence for the 21st Century" in the Spring Seminar Series of five evenings being conducted by Meridian International Center and Carl Colby in cooperation with the Smithsonian Associates. Runs through May 22nd. What is the proper role of US Congressional oversight of intelligence gathering and covert operations in an open democratic society? Can this relationship function as it was originally mandated or has intelligence become hopelessly politicized? Have the “rules of engagement” altered unequivocally? The panelists will discuss how this always contentious relationship is working or not working, or sadly will never work again because of the poison pill of politics. Tim Roemer, President, Center for National Policy; former U.S. Representative, Indiana; 9/11 Commission Member Bob Kasten, President, Kasten Company; former U.S. Senator, Wisconsin To register, please call the Smithsonian Associates ‘Campus on the Mall’ at (202) 357-3030. The course code is AF57. Information may also be obtained by calling Meridian’s World Affairs Office at (202) 939-5560.

17 May 2007 - Colorado Springs, CO - FBI Counterterrorism Expert talks at AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter luncheon at the Falcon Room, Air Force Academy Officers Club. The speaker is FBI Special Agent, Don Shannon, Colorado Springs Office. Don arrived here 6 weeks ago from FBI HQ in Washington. He was on the staff of Counter terrorism at Bureau. Cost $10.00 for each lunch buffet. Reservations or Inquiries to Dick Durham no later than May 14th to Riverwear53@aol.com

17-19 May 2007 - Omaha, NE - SAC Intelligence/544th & Friends Reunion  The web site address is: http://sacintelreunion.com. The reunion banquet keynote speaker is General Michael Hayden (SAC IN analyst & briefer '70-'72) A pre-registration fee is $25 per attendee. Mail pre-registration checks, made payable to: "SAC IN/544 Reunion" to: Mike Catherall, 13006 Jan Circle, Bellevue, NE 68123. Early payment is encouraged to assist with meeting reunion planning financial obligations to include payment of a deposit for the banquet ballroom.

18 May 2007 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Spring Luncheon  Hold date on your calendars. Event to be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Tysons Corner/Vienna, VA. Details to follow. afio@afio.com

22 May 2007 - Washington, DC - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Intelligence and the Media: Overexposure vs. Underexposure. Seminar Five of "The Need to Know: Intelligence for the 21st Century" in the Spring Seminar Series of five evenings being conducted by Meridian International Center and Carl Colby in cooperation with the Smithsonian Associates. Runs through May 22nd. The US media increasingly views itself as the “watchdog” of the intelligence community and defines its mission as delivering to the American people its “right to know the truth.” Is this an accurate perception? Has the credibility of the US Government fallen so low that the media is always right? Are sources always sacred? What about leaks? Can relations between the media and the US Government ever be mended? What are the grounds for a re-establishment of trust? David Ignatius, Associate Editor, The Washington Post Walter Pincus, National Security Journalist, The Washington Post To register, please call the Smithsonian Associates ‘Campus on the Mall’ at (202) 357-3030. The course code is AF57. Information may also be obtained by calling Meridian’s World Affairs Office at (202) 939-5560.

 2 June 2007 - 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.

 Sunday, 3 June 2007, 1130 – 1330 - Beachwood, OH - The AFIO N Ohio Chapter luncheon features Paul E. Tressa, CDR, USCGR, Coast Guard Office of Intelligence, 9th Coast Guard District, speaking on "The U.S. Coast Guard - An Active Member of the Intelligence Community throughout the Great Lakes." Tressa is a 1996 USCG Academy graduate with a B.A. in Marine and Environmental Science. He subsequently served on active duty as a deck watch officer on board the Coast Guard Cutter HAMILTON (378' high endurance cutter). While on board, he also served as navigator and was a law enforcement boarding officer. From 1998 - 2001 Tressa served as Assistant Ops Officer at CG Group Buffalo, NY. During this time he helped create a Coast Guard intelligence and law enforcement team that worked closely with other federal and state agencies throughout the Buffalo, Niagara, and St. Lawrence Seaway region. In 2001 Paul transferred to the Coast Guard Reserves where he worked in Cleveland, OH for the Ninth Coast Guard District Office of Law Enforcement. As a civilian, he currently supervises and directs all Coast Guard intelligence collections and dissemination for the Ninth Coast Guard District - a region that spans from Duluth, MN to Massena, NY. Location: unconfirmed but possibly the Hilton Cleveland East /Beachwood, 3663 Park East Drive, Beachwood, Ohio 44122; Tel: 1-216-464-5950 Fax: 1-216-464-6539 To register contact Veronica Flint, 1481 Bell Rd, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 at (440) 338-4720 or email her at vbf@windstream.net

Monday, 4 June 2007, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Washington, DC - Codes and Ciphers 101, at the International Spy Museum. In this workshop, participants (bring your laptop) will have the chance to be a cryptographer confronted with important intercepted messages that must be quickly decoded. Bob Weiss, CEO of Password Crackers, Inc., will guide you through the process and also provide some history about Enigma. Fee: $45. To Register: call Ticketmaster at 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. Event location: 800 F St NW, Washington DC. Use Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station.

 9 June 2007 - Boston, MA - THE FIFTH ANNUAL "BOSTON AFIO GROUP" AT THE POPS - AMERICA!  The Fifth Annual AFIO at the Pops event starts at 8;00 PM Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115. This year the Boston Pops honors our men and women in Uniform with a powerful patriotic program. It’s the Pops salute to the music of the proud, the courageous, and the free. Join other AFIO members and friends in the Hatch Room lounge located behind the orchestra level for a social hour before the performance begins. For tickets, call Symphony Hall Charge at 888-266-1200 or online at www.bso.orgz . Tickets ($18.00 - $85.00) go on sale Monday March 5th. Ticket sales do not include a donation to AFIO. The AFIO Boston Pops Committee has introduced this event over the years as a way to support AFIO’s programs and increase the awareness of the role of the intelligence community in national security. AFIO will be featured in the Boston Pops June 9th program booklet with a full page advertisement which honors the goal of increasing the awareness and in order to support Scholarship programs we need your donations. Please support this national mission.

 16 June 2007 - Fairfax, VA - the National Photographic Interpretation Center holds a Reunion  The NPIC REUNION at Elks Lodge #2188, 8421 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax. (Located on Route 50 West 3/4 mile from Beltway/I495.) From 1:00 to 5:00 pm, BBQ food served 2:00 to 4:00 pm, cash bar; cost $30 per person 8 years and older. RSVP and advance payment NLT 16 May to: Anne Allen, 6925 Greenvale St, NW, Washington, DC 20015. For info, see: http://hometown.aol.com/wrmugford/ or contact Jim Richey at 703-971-4812 or jimrichey@juno.com. (For anyone, including contractors, who worked at Building 213 or the Stuart Building, no matter what parent organization, retired or not, with spouses and families. Even if you cannot attend this reunion, please submit your name and contact info to Anne Allen to be included on the NPIC alumni list.)

Thursday, 28 June 2007, 12 Noon - 1 PM - Washington, DC - Spy Wars: Moles, Mysteries, and Deadly Games. The mysterious case of KGB officer Yuri Nosenko's 1964 defection to the United States has inspired debate for more than 40 years. Was Nosenko a bona fide defector with real information about Lee Harvey Oswald's stay in Soviet Russia? Or was he a KGB loyalist, engaged in a complex game of deception? Tennent H. Bagley, a former CIA chief of Soviet bloc counterintelligence, directly handled Nosenko's case and after the Cold War learned more from former KGB adversaries.
His book Spy Wars: Moles, Mysteries, and Deadly Games shines new light on this notorious case and shatters the comfortable version of events the CIA has presented to the public. Join him for a reevaluation of the CIA-KGB conflict, its role in the history of espionage, and its implications for the intelligence community today. Tickets: Free. No registration required. Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW. Take Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station.

 Friday, 29 June 2007 - Houston, TX - AFIO Houston Chapter event  The speaker for this AFIO Houston event is being scheduled. Announced later. Registration and further details at afiohoustonchapter@yahoo.com  1800h 6pm Cocktails. No tickets at the door.

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