AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #08-13 dated 26 February 2013

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Careers

Section V - Research Requests, Books, and Coming Events

Research Requests

Books

Coming Educational Events

Current Calendar New and/or Next Two Months ONLY

 

AFIO Members and Guests are invited to a free lecture
at the Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum

CIA's Underwater Space Mission Revealed


Recovering a Secret Spy Satellite Capsule
from 16,400 feet below the Pacific Ocean

Friday, 26 April 2013, 7:00 pm


Airbus IMAX Theater
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA

Request Free Tickets

A Panel Discussion will be moderated by CIA historian David Waltrop

Panelists:
CAPT. Don Walsh, USN (ret.), Commander, Marianas Trench Expedition
CDR. Richard Taylor, USN (ret.), Former Trieste II (DSV-I) Pilot
LDCR. Beauford Myers, USN (ret.), Former Executive Officer, White Sands (ADR-20)
Mr. Lee Mathers, Former U.S. Naval Intelligence Officer

In the predawn hours of April 26, 1972, the U.S. Navy's most advanced deep sea submersible surfaced about 350 miles north of the Hawaiian Islands after salvaging a mysterious item from a depth of 16,400 feet below the Pacific Ocean. Publicly known as a "data package" from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the object was actually part of a film return capsule on the first mission of a new American spy satellite, codenamed HEXAGON. The United States launched the satellite in June 1971 to photograph denied intelligence targets, but the following month the parachute on one of its four capsules containing the valuable photographs malfunctioned on reentry, causing it to crash into the ocean and sink on impact. The U.S. Navy and CIA devised a bold plan to use the manned Trieste II (DSV-1) to salvage the capsule from the ocean floor, in what would become the deepest underwater operation conducted to date.

Learn about this now-declassified mission as operation participants and experts on deep sea research discuss the events that transpired.

Presentation is free, but tickets are required. Request Free Tickets

Driving directions to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Udvar-Hazy Center Floorplan


SPYPEDIA Update - as of 26 Feb 2013:

SPYPEDIA is following closely the story Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor: Nazi Spy?
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Tuesday, 5 March 2013, 8-9 a.m. - Tysons Corner, VA - CICENTRE Brief on Global Terrorism, Espionage, and Cyber Security.

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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Economic Espionage Hitting Manufacturers. Christopher Piehota, special agent in charge of the FBI Buffalo Division, said a lot of people think that after the Cold War, espionage among certain countries came to an end.

"This is untrue," Piehota said. "If anything, the adversary has gotten better. And with technology, the adversary has another way of attacking U.S. interests and removed geography or physical limitations to gather information."

That's why it's important to form partnerships with the private sector and other agencies, he said.

To do so, the FBI leads or participates in a range of government and public/private information-sharing initiatives and partnerships.

The division focuses on counterintelligence, which means keeping a close eye on foreign countries looking to steal trade secrets from U.S. companies that have government contracts.

"Overall, counterintelligence is the No. 2 overall program that the FBI works on, second only to counterterrorism," Piehota said. "Both are national priorities for the FBI." [Read more: Bertola/BizJournal/18February2013]

Sexting and Bugging Revealed at the FBI: CNN. One FBI employee was fired for sleeping with a drug dealer and lying about it under oath, while another got the boot for bugging the boss's office.

The FBI suspended for 10 days still another employee for emailing a nude photograph of herself to her ex-boyfriend's wife - the bureau showed compassion for the woman after she sought help for depression.

Those cases over the past year were among 29 revealed by CNN on Friday after the cable news network obtained an October 2012 quarterly report the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation sent to all its employees that was meant to educate FBI staff but not to be disseminated publicly.

The so-called quarterlies summarized cases investigated by the bureau's Office of Professional Responsibility.

"We have seen a rash of sexting cases and nude photograph cases, you know, people misusing their BlackBerrys for this reason, and we hope getting the message out in the quarterlies is going to teach people you can't do this stuff," FBI assistant director Candice Will told CNN. [Read more: Reuters/22February2013]

Spy Agencies Scrounge for Details on North Korean Nuclear Test. U.S. and allied spy agencies have found no traces of telltale nuclear-related particles from North Korea's Feb. 12 nuclear bomb test, leaving unresolved basic questions about the device's design, according to officials in the United States, Europe and South Korea.

This lack of scientific evidence suggests that key questions may remain unanswered about the type of fissile material used in the test, which was detected by seismic sensors. It also leaves unaddressed questions about how far the North has advanced in its bomb design.

After the test, the U.S. Air Force Technical Applications Center in Florida dispatched WC-135 "sniffer" airplanes to look for traces of gas residue that could offer clues to the device's design, but those efforts apparently turned up empty, the officials said.

An Air Force spokesperson confirmed that the planes were dispatched but said no results from the missions could be released. A U.S. intelligence official said analysis from the tests "was continuing." [Read more: Lignet/21February2013]

New Drone Base in Niger Builds U.S. Presence in Africa. Opening a new front in the drone wars against Al Qaeda and its affiliates, President Obama announced on Friday that about 100 American troops had been sent to Niger in West Africa to help set up a new base from which unarmed Predator aircraft would conduct surveillance in the region. 

The new drone base, located for now in the capital, Niamey, is an indication of the priority Africa has become in American antiterrorism efforts. The United States military has a limited presence in Africa, with only one permanent base, in Djibouti, more than 3,000 miles from Mali, where insurgents had taken over half the country until repelled by a French-led force.

In a letter to Congress, Mr. Obama said about 40 United States military service members arrived in Niger on Wednesday, bringing the total number of those deployed in the country to about 100 people. A military official said the troops were largely Air Force logistics specialists, intelligence analysts and security officers. [Read more: Schmitt&Sayare/NYTimes/22February2013]

German Intelligence Agents Paid $240,000 to Neo-Nazi Informer Linked to Murder Suspects. Germany's domestic intelligence agency has come under fire for paying almost a quarter of a million dollars to a neo-Nazi informer linked to a far-right terror group.

Opposition lawmakers and anti-Nazi campaigners criticized the payments made over 18 years after they were first reported Sunday by conservative weekly Bild am Sonntag.

Officials at the intelligence agency declined to comment on the report. But the head of a parliamentary committee tasked with investigating a string of murders allegedly carried out by the group says the information appears accurate. [Read more: AP/25February2013]

Congress Demands Technology-Leaks Probe. A new allegation has cropped up about technology leaks, this time involving high-level personnel at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Officials allegedly were providing militarily sensitive technical data at conferences where foreign nationals, particularly from China, were in attendance.

Such data is subject to munitions export controls under the State Department-administered International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

But in the case of NASA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the NASA Office of the Inspector General are investigating the alleged illegal transfer of ITAR-controlled technology by Simon P. "Pete" Worden, director of NASA's Ames Research Center.

The agencies are investigating whether Worden allowed the unauthorized transfer of technology for a propulsion system originally developed for missile defense applications. [Read more: Maloof/WND/23February2013]

British Government Seeks to Limit Disclosure in Litvinenko Case. The British government sought on Tuesday to limit the information it is ready disclose at a planned inquest into the death of Alexander V. Litvinenko, a former officer in the K.G.B. who died of radiation poisoning in London more than six years ago, and the coroner hearing the case said it may now be postponed. 

"Due to the complexity of the investigation which necessarily precedes the hearings" Sir Robert Owen, the coroner said, the planned May 1 start date for the hearings could represent "a timetable to which it may not be possible to adhere."

The inquest would be the first - and likely the only - public forum at which witnesses would testify under oath about the killing, which strained Britain's relationship with the Kremlin and kindled memories of the cold war.

The prospect of a postponement brought charges from Ben Emmerson, a lawyer representing Mr. Litvinenko's widow, Marina Litvinenko, that the British government was trying to gag the inquiry in order to protect lucrative trade deals with Russia.

Referring to Prime Minister David Cameron, Mr. Emmerson said on Tuesday that "the British government, like the Russian government, is conspiring to get this inquest closed down in exchange for substantial trade interests which we know Mr. Cameron is pursuing."

He added: "One has to ask what is going on at the highest level of Her Majesty's Government, particularly when the highest levels are building bridges with the Kremlin." [Read more: Cowell/NYTimes/26February2013]

Justices Block Lawsuit Over Foreign Intelligence Surveillance. The Supreme Court rejected an effort by a group of attorneys, journalists and others to proceed with a lawsuit over the federal government's sweeping electronic monitoring of foreigners suspected of terrorism or spying.

The 5-4 conservative majority on Tuesday concluded that the plaintiffs lacked "standing" or jurisdiction to proceed, without a specific showing they have been monitored. The National Security Agency has in turn refused to disclose monitoring specifics, which detractors call "Catch-22" logic.

Justice Samuel Alito said plaintiffs "cannot demonstrate that the future injury they purportedly fear is certainly impending."

The justices did not address the larger questions of the program's constitutionality, and this ruling will make it harder for future lawsuits to proceed.

At issue: Can these American plaintiffs who deal with overseas clients and co-workers file suit if they reasonably suspect - but cannot know for sure - that the government was reading and hearing their sensitive communications? [Read more: Mears/CNN/26February2013]

Officials: Sequester Could Compromise U.S. Intelligence Gathering. A trial in the United Kingdom last week exposed al-Qaida's new strategy for attacking the U.S.

Three men convicted of terrorism charges in Birmingham, England, had all received training in bomb-making and other terrorist acts in Pakistan, and had been instructed by their leaders to go west and lay low.

They were not instructed to launch attacks, but to teach others how to launch them. Essentially, they were told to fan out into various western countries including the U.S. and disappear into the fabric of their communities and look for apprentices and opportunities.

With the threat of sequestration only three days away, intelligence officials see a potential opportunity for the likes of al-Qaida and others.

"Allowing sequestration to be imposed at this late point in the fiscal year will dramatically reduce the funding available for the intelligence community to conduct its intelligence mission," says Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

The mission of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is to integrate intelligence analysis and collection to inform the decisions that are made from the White House to the foxholes. As al-Qaida operatives try to slip in and burrow deep in the U.S., the intelligence community may be without some of its key players at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC).

"NCTC, like every other agency in government, is looking for ways to be more efficient and more effective with the resources that we have," says Matt Olsen, director of the center. "We are aware that we are in a climate where we may face some real challenges on the budget side." [Read more: Green/WTOP/26February2013]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

The 'Insectothopter,' a Teensy-Weensy CIA Drone From the 1970s. Don't be surprised if Time's Person of the Year for 2013 is a drone: The weirdly smooth-bodied aircraft are popping up everywhere these days, whether it be in U.S. military strikes, law-enforcement surveillance or the world of urban fashion (peep this drone-proof hoodie).

But it's worth noting that the idea of drones was circulating for a long time before the machines reached their modern-age supremacy. The Austrians used unmanned balloons in the 1840s to drop bombs on Venice; shortly after the end of WWII, the Americans relied on pilotless bombers to collect data inside a radioactive mushroom cloud above Bikini Atoll.

The history of drones took an especially weird turn in the 1970s when the CIA began fiddling around with a prototype for an eavesdropping robot called the Insectothopter. The device was initially meant to mimic a bumblebee. However, the body shape of that particular insect proved cumbersome, so the agency took the advice of an entomologist and switched to a realistic-looking dragonfly 'bot. The mini-UAV weighed just 1 gram, was guided by laser and had an onboard audio sensor that could pick up clandestine conversations like a fly [well, big ol' swamp insect] on the wall. You can just imagine the distress a frog might feel upon swallowing the gas-powered critter. [Read more: Metcalfe/TheAtlanticCities/20February2013]

The World's Newest Spy Service. The world's newest spy agency is now open for business. The Defense Clandestine Service now has its own website, a motto, and, finally, money from Congress to operate. The DCS, in its own words, "conducts human intelligence [HUMINT] operations to answer national-level defense objectives for the President, the Secretary of Defense, and senior policy-makers." DCS case officers "conduct source operations in every region of the world, alone or in teams. They use their innate intellect, flexibility and creativity - augmented by knowledge of the culture and comprehensive training - to recruit and manage HUMINT sources whose information answers national-level defense objectives."

Sounds like boilerplate, but let's unpack it.

The DCS has a simple goal: steal secrets to help warfighters fight. The CIA steals secrets, but its products are aimed at providing strategic warning. A large percentage of the CIA's National Clandestine Service deploys alongside warfighters today to help provide more tactical, defense-related information. In theory, the DCS will help the CIA rebalance its own objectives. More Russia, more China, more cyber-intelligence; more narcotics, more proliferation. [Read more: Ambinder/TheWeek/19February2013]

Ole Miss Teaches America's Next Spies. It's cloak and dagger, a highly secretive world of espionage, spies, and national security. Most of us are not aware of just much work goes into tracking terrorists and threats to this country.

Students are being trained in Mississippi to work as agents and analysts at a special program at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

Most of us likely think of James Bond or the latest action packed thriller when it comes to the world of spies and international intrigue, the experts know that's only entertainment. The real world of intelligence and national security is far more serious and secretive.

"In the first class we have our entry level class, we have a discussion on why James Bond may have been the world's worst spy. With apologies to Ian Fleming and the series. He's not discreet, he goes in and breaks things, its just.. Flamboyant..He's very flamboyant. Everybody knows who he is, which is exactly the opposite of what you want to have for an intelligence professional", said Dr. Carl Jensen, Director of the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies at Ole Miss.

Dr. Jensen is a former FBI agent.

"The world today, we have massive amounts of information, the real trick is separating the weak from the chaff and that's what we educate our students to do", Dr. Jensen said.

Jensen says there are 45 students in the program, which is a minor, a sort of ROTC program for the intelligence community. Students must apply and be selected. [Read more: Wade/WLOX/25February2013]

Revealed: al-Qaeda's 22 Tips for Dodging Drones. Al-Qaeda's list of 22 tips for dodging drone attacks - including at least one believed to originate with Osama bin Laden - has been found hidden inside a manila envelope in a building abandoned by Islamists in Mali. 

The document includes advice such as "hide under thick trees" (believed to be bin Laden's contribution), and instructions for setting up a "fake gathering" using dolls to "mislead the enemy".

Found by the Associated Press in a building in Timbuktu, the ancient city occupied by Islamists last year, the document is believed to have been abandoned as extremists fled a French military intervention last month. It is a Xeroxed copy of a tipsheet authored by a Yemeni extremist that has been published on some jihadi forums, but that has made little appearance in English.

The list reflects how al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghbreb anticipated a military intervention that would make use of drones, as the war on terror shifts from the ground to the air.

The document also shows the coordination between al-Qaeda chapters, which security experts have called a source of increasing concern. [Read more: AP/21February2013]

6 Soldiers Who Refused to Surrender. Wars might have specific end dates, but that doesn't mean the fighting always stopped when one side surrendered. History is filled with examples of soldiers who refused to capitulate even after their conflicts had come to an end. Some of these holdouts simply didn't know war had ended, but others - including some of the six featured below - deliberately fought on even after peace had been declared. [Read more: Andrews/History/26February2013]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Spooky Sex: A former CIA Officer claims there was a Randy Culture at CIA. "A cock has no shame." That's what it said on the little plaque on the door of the espionage instructor. He'd been discovered a few nights earlier going at it with a female junior officer on a pool table in the recreation room at "the Farm," the Central Intelligence Agency's training facility in the swamps of eastern Virginia. The instructor flaunted his defiance, slightly camouflaged in Gothic calligraphy. Among the students and teachers, even among the more straight-laced Mormons, few thought he'd done anything particularly wrong [except getting caught]. We were all adults. Some of the female students aggressively hunted the better-looking paramilitary instructors, who welcomed the attention. In the mostly temporary couplings that occurred during training, it was sometimes unclear who was married and who was not.

What happened at the Farm wasn't just the by-product of being stuck in the woods for months in boring espionage and paramilitary courses. During my tour of duty with the operations directorate in the 1980s and 1990s, case officers weren't exactly models of propriety at headquarters or in the field. Unlike the U.S. military post-Vietnam, where senior officers are supposed to be moral role models, the CIA - that is, the Clandestine Service, the engine room of espionage and covert action that has always defined the agency's ethos - has been much more relaxed about these things.

The drama surrounding David Petraeus's extramarital affair with Paula Broadwell could change all that. Ever since the agency director's resignation, a small army of pundits has taken to the airwaves, warning that infidelity could be exploited by foreign intelligence services and used against American officials. The pressure could force new standards for the intelligence world. That would be a mistake. As morally upsetting as it may sound, we should all want the typical philanderer to serve in the Clandestine Service, free from the fear of reprisal.

Let me explain. [Read more: Gerecht/NewRepublic/21February2013]

White House Report Claims Sequestration Will Affect Federal Department That No Longer Exists. If you want a thorough agency-by-agency rundown of the budget cuts sequestration would deliver, the Office of Management and Budget has you covered. In compliance with The Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012, the OMB sent a detailed report to Congress in September 2012. But there's a small problem with the report: One of the cuts it warns against would affect an agency that no longer exists - and didn't exist when the OMB sent its report to congress. 

The first line item on page 121 of the OMB's September 2012 report says that under sequestration the National Drug Intelligence Center would lose $2 million of its $20 million budget. While that's slightly more than 8.2 percent [rounding error or scare tactic?], the bigger problem is that the National Drug Intelligence Center shuttered its doors on June 15, 2012 - three months before the OMB issued its report to Congress. 

Might there be other errors in the OMB's report? [Read more: Riggs/Reason/25February2013]

How Intelligence Analysis Keeps America Moving. Security agencies play a key role towards the development of a nation. When it comes to security, intelligence analysis in America is something all the citizens look forward to. Not just the military intelligence, but also the use of the intelligence analysis in competitive analysis and business intelligence is getting popular as well. Analysts have their own cognitive ways of handling the information and coming up with probabilities. The analysts have the problem solving skills required to get the job done with ease. It is imperative for the intelligence analysts to possess maximum information about their opponents to ensure accuracy of the results.

When it comes to the intelligence analysis, having background notes is the name of the game. Whether it be an internal security issue or one related to business intelligence, background notes and briefings help immensely. With this, the analysts can carry out the mission with thorough and comprehensive detail, leading towards accurate and reliable results. The intelligence analysts offer the customer with effective services, without them having to worry about the corporate issues they are faced with. Furthermore, the results put forward by the analysts are always supported by arguments and sufficient evidence. [Read more: Klawinski/B2C/25February2013]

Editorial: Treat Chinese Hacking Seriously. One of the biggest difficulties in building America's defenses against predatory computer hacking is that relatively few people seem to take it seriously, as if it's the work of a few nerdy high schoolers and merry pranksters. Recent news about systematic computer espionage by the Chinese military should serve as a wake-up call about this critical national security threat.

The government and major corporations have long been reluctant to acknowledge major computer security breaches. What good are the billions of dollars they've spent to beef up security if hackers still manage to get through? Col. Cedric Leighton, a retired Air Force intelligence officer, told Bloomberg News last month that hacking costs the United States up to $500 billion a year, yet Congress still lacks a sense of urgency about the threat.

This has to change. Evidence abounds that China and other nations have penetrated America's best computer defenses and gained access to networks controlling air traffic, power grids, nuclear generators and classified Pentagon files. Corporations such as Apple, Google, The New York Times, Coca-Cola and Lockheed-Martin have acknowledged breaches. [Read more: DallasMorningNews/26February2013]


Section IV - Career Openings
 [IMPORTANT: AFIO does not "vet" or endorse these research inquiries or job offers. Reasonable-sounding inquiries and career offerings are published as a service to our members, and for researchers, educators, and subscribers. You are urged to exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding or supplying any information.]

FedSys, Inc. is recruiting for DIA contract for some immediate hire positions in Norfolk, VA area, as well as some possible opportunities on an upcoming task order.  If you are interested or simply have some questions, please contact Rob Konesey. If you apply online, please usename (Rob Konesey) for the "Referred by" field. Rob Konesey, rkonesey@fedsys.com or call him at 561-833-8488 ext 5608

An upcoming task order for a DIA contract will require submittal of candidates for several Instructor/SME positions.  These positions will be in Norfolk, VA and should begin within the next couple months.
The Human Intelligence Training—Joint Center of Excellence (HT-JCOE) is the premier training entity for the Department of Defense (DoD) Counter Intelligence (CI) and Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Enterprise.  FedSys is seeking qualified individuals to support the HT-JCOE by providing oversight to DoD CI & HUMINT Training curriculum and professional development and certification in interrogation, debriefing, and military source operations in support of the requirements of the Defense HUMINT Enterprise. 

Positions
•          HUMINT SME/Instructor-Strategic Debriefing
•          HUMINT SME/Instructor-Overt Source Operations
•          HUMINT SME/Instructor-Military Source Operations CAT I
•          CI & HUMINT SME/Instructor – General
•          SME/Instructor – Cyber
•          Professional Development and Training Specialist (Ops Coordinator)

SME Technical Counterintelligence Cyber Advisor (immediate hire)
Location: Norfolk, VA
Description
The SME Technical Counterintelligence Cyber Advisor will conduct instruction of application functionality in support of Army supply, maintenance, transportation, communications configuration and technical support analysis associated with Battle Command Sustainment Support System (BCS3) and Transportation Coordinator's Automated Information for Movement System-II (TC AIMS-II). Instructors will develop, present, update and maintain instructional materials.

SME Offensive Counterintelligence Case Officer (immediate hire)
Location: Quantico, VA
Description
The Case Officer will conduct instruction of application functionality in support of Army supply, maintenance, transportation, communications configuration and technical support analysis associated with Battle Command Sustainment Support System (BCS3) and Transportation Coordinator's Automated Information for Movement System-II (TC AIMS-II). Case Officers will develop, present, update and maintain instructional materials

SME Offensive Counterintelligence & Cyber Instructor (immediate hire)
Location: Quantico, VA
Description
The instructor will conduct instruction of application functionality in support of Army supply, maintenance, transportation, communications configuration and technical support analysis associated with Battle Command Sustainment Support System (BCS3) and Transportation Coordinator's Automated Information for Movement System-II (TC AIMS-II). Instructors will develop, present, update and maintain instructional materials.

COLSA Corporation seeks Military Program Analyst I and II at Fort Bliss, Texas.

2013075: Imagery Analyst (Military Program Analyst I)
Location - Ft. Bliss, TX; Clearance Required: Yes;

CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING AND SELECTION: COLSA Corporation is seeking an Imagery Analyst to support the Joint Task Force North (JTF-N), Directorate of Intelligence (J2) mission in coordinating, planning and synchronizing DOD support to Federal Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) conducting Counter-Drug (CD) and related threat operations in a timely and responsive manner. This position will be located in Ft. Bliss, TX.

This candidate will:

- Support up to 24/7 Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) of data from spectral sensors, including national, theatre, tactical and commercial imagery systems.
- Support the exploitation and reporting of imagery derived from airborne assets and NITF standard imagery.
- May provide exploitation and reporting of national technical means (NTM) and commercial satellite imagery (CSI) systems.
-Work with other imagery and multi-source analysts to support multi-source, correlated and collaborative exploitation requirements.
- Support collection and exploitation management activities to include advising on collection strategies, deconflicting exploitation resources and supporting process management.
- Interface and exchange data and information with other Government intelligence agencies
- Support new intelligence tool, sensor, and data.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's degree in a related field.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Minimum of eight years related experience or five years recent experience specifically in intelligence and/or imagery analysis.
- Must have basic understanding of airborne/national imagery sensors and exploitation systems at the system and component level.
-Must be able to apply imagery interpretation principles and skills to exploit imagery, map reading and plotting, identify and submit imagery targets for collection and product dissemination.
- Must be able to research multi-source imagery intelligence and statistical based information to conduct imagery analysis and exploitation in support of counter-drug and related threats in the area of operations.
- Must have basic computer proficiency and proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Powerpoint and Excel and require knowledge of the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS), experience in using Secret Internet Protocol Network (SIPRNET)
- Experience in using unclassified e-mail to coordinate requirements and issues with intelligence and LE community partners required.
- Experience in working independently and in groups required. Possess above average verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
- Possess a basic understanding of drug trafficking trends along the border regions of the Southern United States desired.
- Candidate must have a Top Secret clearance and be immediately eligible for adjudication for SCI access.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
CERTIFICATION/LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to Top Secret information. COLSA Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D.

APPLY ONLINE HERE:

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2013074: Intelligence Analyst (Military Program Analyst II); Location - Ft. Bliss, TX Clearance Required: Yes

CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING AND SELECTION: COLSA Corporation is seeking candidates for an Intelligence Analyst (Military Program Analyst II) to support the Joint Task Force North (JTF-N), Directorate of Intelligence (J2) mission in coordinating, planning and synchronizing DOD support to Federal Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) conducting Counter-Drug (CD) and related threat operations in a timely and responsive manner. This position is located at Ft. Bliss, TX.

This candidate will:
- Apply basic intelligence analytical skills to research historical intelligence and statistical based demographic information to support detailed intelligence analysis.
- Provide research and statistical analysis of transnational threats to CONUS and Partner Nations in relation to the JTF-N area of responsibility and develop actionable intelligence, and contribute to an intelligence common operating picture.
- Develop and maintain target folder information associated with international drug production, human smuggling activities and related terrorists activities and produce basic written intelligence products for review and or inclusion in finished intelligence reports.
- Fuse tactical and operational intelligence from interagency sources throughout the AOR to provide predictive analysis on threats and aggression aimed at the homeland.
- Provide drug trafficking and related threats knowledge, expertise, and analysis to support development of threat trend studies, and threat characterization of the area of operation.
- Work with other imagery and multi-source analysts to support multi-source, correlated and collaborative exploitation requirements.
- Support collection and exploitation management activities to include advising on collection strategies, deconflicting exploitation resources and supporting process management.
- Interface and exchange data and information with other Government intelligence agencies
- Support new intelligence tool, sensor, and data.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS - Bachelor's degree in a related field.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Minimum of 15 years work related experience or 8 years recent experience specifically in intelligence analysis.
- Basic knowledge of DoD and LEA counterdrug programs and the interaction between JTF-N, USNORTHCOM, US Army North, DOJ and DHS, US Embassy, Mexico City, and host nations organizations pertaining to these programs desired.
- Must have basic understanding of airborne/national imagery sensors and exploitation systems at the system and component level.
- Must be able to research multi-source imagery intelligence and statistical based information to conduct imagery analysis and exploitation in support of counter-drug and related threats in the area of operations.
- Must have basic computer proficiency and proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Powerpoint and Excel and require knowledge of the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS), and experience in using Secret Internet Protocol Network (SIPRNET)
- Experience in using unclassified e-mail to coordinate requirements and issues with intelligence and LE community partners.
- Candidate should be able to work independently and in groups.
- Possess superior verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
- A basic understanding of drug trafficking trends along the border regions of the Southern United States desired.
- Candidate must have a Top Secret clearance and be immediately eligible for adjudication for SCI access.
- Spanish speaking and writing skills are highly desired.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
CERTIFICATION/LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to Top Secret information. COLSA Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D.

APPLY ONLINE HERE:

Section V - Research Requests, Books, and Coming Events


Research Requests
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IARPA released 3 new forecasting problems today:

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Section IV - Books and Coming Events


Books

Julio Antonio del Marmol Opens Up About his Career as a Spy. In "Cuba: Russian Roulette of the World" [published by iUniverse], the new memoir by Dr. Julio Antonio del Marmol, readers will step into the exciting world of a Cuban spy, following him from his beginnings as a military leader at age 12 to his intrepid missions of stealing classified secrets.

In del Marmol's fascinating memoir, he shows readers the roots of his unique path in life, describing himself as an idealistic youth. That attitude would allow him to come into a position of great power in Cuba, but it would also lead him into a moral crisis. In the spirit of idealism, del Marmol became a spy who worked against the dictator he had previously served: Fidel Castro. This captivating story follows a daring spy on his mission to overthrow the Castro regime from within - until, that is, del Marmol's cover is blown, and he is forced to flee for his life.

By sharing his story, del Marmol hopes to make readers aware of possible political dangers and to inspire them to be vigilant. "Be careful what political movements you support, either financially through contributions or in the actual voting booth,” he says. “Not all politicians are what they seem to be, and you may wind up supporting someone who, once in a position of power, will strip you of all your rights." [Read more: PRWeb/22February2013]

Empire of Secrets by Calder Walton: Review. Why would an organisation dedicated to clandestine activity give up its secrets? It doesn't make sense. The existence of MI6 was only officially acknowledged in 1994 (MI5 five years earlier). Despite freedom of information initiatives, historians have struggled since then to anatomise the recent workings of British intelligence. Keith Jeffery's authorised history of MI6, published in 2010, stuttered to a halt in 1949.

Calder Walton has now filled at least one "yawning gap" [his words] in the intelligence fabric. With fluency and judiciousness, he tells how Britain's secret services responded to, then helped engineer and fine-tune, and later hushed up one of the most important historical events of the last century: Britain's often hurried but generally orderly retreat from Empire.

He was helped by some elderly Kenyans seeking legal redress for abuses perpetrated by Britain in the Mau-Mau uprising of the Fifties. As a result of court orders, the government was forced last year to open up the archives of a secret Foreign Office facility at Hanslope Park, near Milton Keynes, where the most sensitive and previously unacknowledged files relating to colonial intelligence activities were kept. Not all have yet been released but Walton has made excellent use of what there is.

Although the public is familiar with the distinction between MI6 (the Secret Intelligence Service) which operates abroad, and MI5 (the Security Service) which is responsible on the domestic front, Walton concentrates on the latter as the colonies were regarded as extensions of the home front.

After a brisk résumé of earlier intelligence history, his story is played out against a background of post-Second World War nationalist agitation and communist subversion, which begins and ends in the Middle East. [Read more: Lycett/Telegraph/25February2013]



Coming Educational Events

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

MANY Spy Museum Events in 2013 with full details are listed on the AFIO Website at www.afio.com. The titles for some of these are in detail below and online.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 10 am - Washington, DC - "Spy Seminar Series: Exfiltrations, Captures, or Kills: Famous High Stakes Intelligence Operations" at the International Spy Museum

Intelligence operations that hold human life in the balance are some of the most difficult missions any intelligence service will ever undertake. Exfiltrations are supremely delicate. This is the process of extracting a person or people from a targeted site with absolute urgency due to a sudden change which makes the site hostile. This could happen when a spy's cover is blown or a change in leadership puts people in danger. Captures are just that: snaring an enemy. And lastly kills. Wet jobs. Assassinations. When the enemy is bad enough that termination is the only answer. In this series, a distinguished group of experts and former intelligence personnel will introduce you to some of the greatest of these intense operations.

February 27 - Canadian Caper
International Spy Museum board member and former CIA chief of disguise Tony Mendez led the famous rescue of six Americans who were trapped in Iran after they had escaped from the US Embassy during the Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1979. Mendez came up with an ingenuous plan to get the Americans out by creating a fake movie called ARGO, setting up a cover film studio, and disguising them as a location scouting team from Canada. Mendez will take you behind the scenes of the operation, recently immortalized in the real film ARGO, from Canada's incredible support of the rescue to what kind of props he brought to make the Americans look more like film industry types.

WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
TICKETS: Tickets: $120 (must be purchased through the Smithsonian)
To register: (via phone) 202.633.3030; (online) www.SmithsonianAssociates.org. Internet Quick Tix code for the program: 1M2-647. For more information visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 27 February 2013, 7 - 10 pm – Washington, DC - "Dinner with a Spy: An Evening with Martha D. Peterson" at the International Spy Museum

Undercover at the US Embassy in Moscow in 1977, CIA officer Martha D. Peterson was one of the first female CIA case officers to serve there. Peterson discovered that she could move freely around Moscow without a trace of surveillance coverage, unlike her male CIA colleagues who were smothered by KGB surveillance teams. She became almost solely responsible for retrieving messages from a key spy in the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs, code named TRIGON. She communicated for nearly 21 months with TRIGON through dead drops disguised as logs, dirty gloves, crushed milk cartons, and crumbly pieces of concrete. On the evening of July 15, shortly after Peterson placed a concrete concealment device filled with spy equipment in a tower on a railroad bridge, she suddenly found herself in the clutches of KGB agents. She was arrested and harshly interrogated. She refused to cooperate, held her ground, and ultimately was declared persona non grata and sent back to the US. Three KGB officers drove out to the airport to salute her plane in recognition of her composure during interrogation. Spend an evening with this heroic woman and learn what it was like to be caught and keep your cool! You will be one of only 14 guests at Adour for a four-course dinner and wine-pairing where you'll talk with her about her remarkable career and her thoughts on today's intelligence issues.
Peterson is the author of The Widow Spy which is recommended for pre-event reading.
Location: Adour, 923 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20006
Tickets: $250. Ticket includes four-course dinner with wines. Please call 202.654.0932 or write lhicken@spymuseum.org to register and with special dietary needs.

28 February 2013 - San Francisco, CA - "Defense Strategy for Acquisition and its Influence on Intelligence Gathering" is Lt. Col. William Chadwick's topic at AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter Luncheon.

Lt Col(R) William Chadwick , lecturer at The Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, will be speaking on "Defense Strategy for Acquisition and its Influence on Intelligence Gathering." The luncheon begins at 11:30AM with no-host cocktails; meeting starts at noon. Location: The United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, SF (between Sloat/Wawona). E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi at afiosf@aol.com and mail a check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011. Members and students: $25; non-members $35.

Friday, 1 March 2013, 11 am - Westchester, CA - the AFIO LA Chapter hosts annual business meeting.

This meeting is for chapter members only in good standing, and includes the annual elections along with the annual plan for 2013. If any member would like to add any items to the agenda please forward them to me by no later than Wednesday, February 27, 2013.
RSVP by 25 Feb 2013 to Vincent Autiero at afio_la@yahoo.com your attendance. Lunch will be served and chapter member attendance is highly encouraged.
Meeting Location: Alejo's Italian Restaurant, 8335 Lincoln Blvd, Westchester, CA 90045
There is plenty of parking on the street. The restaurant is right up the street from the LMU front entrance (fountain) on Manchester.

Monday, 4 March 2013, 4-6 PM - Washington, DC - "We Were Warned: Cyber ShockWave" remarks by Blaise Misztal at Institute of World Politics

Blaise Misztal, Associate Director of Foreign Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center, Director of Cyber ShockWave, presents "We Were Warned: Cyber ShockWave" is a national security "war game" scenario created by the Bipartisan Policy Center with former CIA Director General Michael Hayden, as well as the co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission, former Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-IN) and former Gov. Thomas Kean (R-NJ). In the film, a high-ranking working group responds to a similated cyber attack on our nation.

Blaise Misztal is currently the associate director of foreign policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC). He joined BPC as a senior policy analyst in 2008. His works on topics including Iran's nuclear program, fragile states, and U.S. public diplomacy. In addition, Misztal launched BPC's cybersecurity initiative by directing the 2009 "Cyber ShockWave" simulation which aired on CNN. He has spoken at numerous conferences on cybersecurity and the need for better private-public partnership to respond to cyberattacks.

Before joining BPC, Misztal spent a year as a Nuffield Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University. He was selected as a future leader by the Foreign Policy Initiative in 2010 and named as a national security fellow by the Foundation for Defense of Democracy in 2011. His publications include "Protect, But From What? Genocide As A Concept Of Moral And Legal Universalism," in Rafal Lemkin: A Hero of Humanity; and a number of op-eds in the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. Misztal is currently completing his Ph.D. in Political Science at Yale University. He holds an M.Phil. in political science from Yale and an A.B. with honors from the University of Chicago.

Event location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Click here to RSVP.

The Institute of World Politics is a graduate school that focuses on teaching all the arts of statecraft and how they can be used to create solutions to our national security threats. At this event, IWP will present a film depicting a scripted but likely U.S. government response to a simulated cyber attack on our nation - a type of attack that could have a debilitating impact on our nation's critical infrastructure. CNN premiered this video in 2010 with host Wolf Blitzer.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013, 8-9 a.m. - Tysons Corner, VA - CICENTRE Brief on Global Terrorism, Espionage, and Cyber Security.

*Up to 5 guests per person (all must RSVP)
*New updated material every month!
*Light refreshments will be served and multiple PRIZES will be drawn!
* MORE DETAILS

Don't forget to RSVP for our FREE one hour brief on Global Terrorism, Espionage, and Cyber Security! Location: Microsoft Store Tysons Corner Mall, Virginia, Level 2 parking area: Terrace C.
RSVP to reserve your seat Meaghan.Smith@cicentre.com or call (240) 281-1627

Tuesday, 5 March 2013, noon - Washington, DC - "The Rice Paddy Navy: US Sailors Undercover in China" at the International Spy Museum

After the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1942, the US Navy knew it would need vital information from the Pacific. Captain Milton 'Mary' Miles journeyed to China to set up weather stations and monitor the Chinese coastline—and to spy on the Japanese. After a handshake agreement with Chiang Kai-shek's spymaster, General Dai Li, the Sino-American Cooperative Organization (SACO) was born. SACO consisted of nearly 3,000 American servicemen, 97,000 organized Chinese guerrillas, and 20,000 "individualists," including pirates and lone-wolf saboteurs. This top-secret network worked hand in hand with the Nationalist Chinese to fight the Japanese invasion of China while erecting crucial weather stations, providing critical information to the US military, intercepting Japanese communications, blowing up enemy supply depots, laying mines, destroying bridges, and training Chinese peasants in guerrilla warfare. Join author Linda Kush as she reveals the story of one of the most successful—and little known— covert operation efforts of World War II.
Join the author for an informal chat and book signing.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. For more information visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 13 March 2013, 6:30 p.m. - Washington, DC - "Blowing Blofeld's Mind: The Psychology of Villainy" at the International Spy Museum

All the greatest men are maniacs. –Dr. No
The Spy Museum's new exhibition, Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains, features some of the most memorable fictional evildoers of the last half century. Many were inspired by real world figures or by the actions of real people who were really evil. What makes people move down a dark path? These experts can tell you exactly how Bond villains demonstrate classic criminal or otherwise aberrant psychological behavior based on their experiences with real offenders: Dr. David L. Charney,who was the psychiatrist for notorious spy Robert Hanssen and interviewed him extensively in prison; and Dr. Stanton Samenow, a noted forensic scientist and author of The Criminal Personality and Inside the Criminal Mind. Dr. Samenow was the prosecution's mental health witness regarding the younger DC sniper, Lee Boyd Malvo. Why would someone betray their country like Robert Hanssen or GoldenEye's Alec Trevelyan? How realistic is the Stockholm syndrome suffered by Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough? What makes people consider crime as a way of life? In this extraordinary conversation, you'll learn exactly how maudlin sentimentality—Blofeld's love for his cat—can coexist with chilling brutality.
Tickets:  $20. To register or for more information visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 13 March 2013, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm - Scottsdale, AZ - AFIO AZ Chapter hears Shields Fair on "Art and Science of Eavesdropping."

Topic: "The Art and Science of Electronic Eavesdropping: Past – Present and Future" by Shield T. Fair.
For nearly one hundred years, since microphones and amplifiers were invented, electronic eavesdropping has been a major tool of spies, sleuths, investigators, jealous spouses and lovers.
Battles have been won, marriages have ended, bad people have gone to prison and drugs have been intercepted, thanks to electronics.
For nearly 20 years I manufactured a variety of small electronic devices capable of listening in on phone calls, whispered conversations and all manners of telecommunications. Virtually all of this was undetectable. I have also built and used sophisticated detection equipment to locate devices like the kind I and others created.
Speaker Shields T. Fair is an expert on the design/build of electronics eavesdropping equipment. He supplied hundreds of special devices to a variety of government agencies. He had an extensive career in electronics in the U.S. and Mexico.
Event location: McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85258, Phone 480.948.0260.
RSVP NO LATER than 72 hours ahead of time. If you do not show up for the lunch meeting and have not cancelled 48 hours prior, please send your check to Simone – you will be charged for the lunch.
Meeting fees are as follows: $20 for AFIO AZ Member; $22.00 for Non-Members
For reservations or questions, please email Simone: simone@afioaz.org or simone@4smartphone.net. To call, please leave a message on 602.570.6016.

15 March 2013, 12:30 pm - Los Angeles, CA - The Greater Los Angeles, CA AFIO Chapter hosts former CIA Officer, Richard Holm.

Richard Holm, author of The Craft We Chose: My Life in the CIA, is the keynote speaker at the AFIO L.A. Meeting Location: LMU Campus Play del Rey Hilton Business Building Room 304. Complimentary Refreshments will be served. Email AFIO_LA@yahoo.com to register and/or for additional information.

16 March 2013, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - The Maine AFIO Chapter hears from Amer Sami Abusada on "Palestine: A Student's View."

AFIO Maine welcomes Amer Sami Abusada as guest speaker on the topics of "Palestine: A Student's View." Amer is a non-muslim, 17-year-old, exchange student at Bonny Eagle High School, Buxton, Maine. He comes from Beit Sahour, Palestine, a small city not far from Bethlehem. After exposure to the American view of events in Palestine, gathered largely from press reports, Amer sensed the need to present another view and to correct misconceptions. His presentation includes selected pictures and videos, and will touch on the culture and lifestyle of the people, history of Palestine, the political situation, and what he calls "the wall of discrimination" from his perspective.
The meeting, open to the public, will be held at the Brick Store Museum Progam Center, 2 Dane Street, Kennebunk. For information call 207-967-4298

16 March 2013, 5 – 7 p.m. - Mission Viejo, CA - AFIO Orange County hosts Dick Holm, former CIA COS

Richard L. Holm, author of "The American Agent" will address the chapter.
Born in the Midwest, Dick Holm joined the CIA in the early 1960s and rose rapidly in the ranks to become Chief of several stations, eventually receiving the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the CIA's highest award.
Mr. Holm had an eventful and action packed career that spanned thirty five years. He was first assigned to Laos where he worked with the Hmong tribesman and led operations against the Ho Chi Minh trail during the early stages of the Vietnam War. He was then sent to the Congo where he suffered near fatal injuries in a plane crash in the far northeastern region of that country. Treated by local tribesmen, his severe burns were treated with tree bark and snake oil. He subsequently spent two years at Walter Reed Hospital where he underwent dozens of operations. It was a trying period during which he regained his eyesight and the use of his hands.
Among other places, Dick Holm served in Hong Kong, Brussels and Paris and, at one point in his career he was head of the Agency's Counter Terrorism Office. Intensely patriotic, he has worked under thirteen CIA Directors and has deeply held views on policies - past and present, national and international - which ultimately determine where, how, and why the CIA is deployed/used.
In his fascinating memoir, Dick Holm not only gives an inside view of the life of a CIA officer, but poignantly describes his appalling injuries after the plane crash in the Congo and his determined fight for survival.
Mr. Holm is married, wife Judith, and has a platoon of daughters (4). He currently resides in McLean, Virginia.
In 2004, Holm published his memoirs, "The American Agent." An updated version of his memoirs recently appeared as "The Craft We Chose: My Life in the CIA," published in August 2011 by Mountain Lake Press.

Additional Information: There is a nominal cost of $10.00 per attendee, payable at the door, cash or check. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.
Location: Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
RSVP to LarryHoldridge@gmail.com (Tel. 954-298-5442) or TCagley@earthlink.net (Tel. 949-831-1211)

Saturday, 16 March 2013, 2:00 pm - Washington, DC - "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women who Helped Win World War II" at the International Spy Museum

In-store book signing with Denise Kiernan, author of The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women who Helped Win World War II.
This is the incredible story of the young women who left their homes from all across the United States under a shroud of mystery, having only been promised good wages and work that would help to bring about the end of WW II. Their destination, unknown to them, was Oak Ridge, Tennessee. A town which was created from scratch, it did not appear on any map until 1949 and was home to more than 75,000 people all brought together to complete what later was known as the top secret program that produced the atomic bomb.
With a diverse collection of details, Kiernan masterfully paints a vivid intimate portrait of the lives of these extraordinary women and the incredible scientific developments of the 20th century. As the story unfolds, readers start to understand the magnitude and implications of the Manhattan Project and share the strong mix of emotions that these workers have endured.
Free! No registration required. More info at www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, 21 March 2013, 11:30 am – Colorado Springs, CO - "Bugs, snakes, rats, torture and the Sex Life of a Naval Aviator in the Hanoi Hilton" at the Rocky Mountain Chapter of AFIO

The title of this meeting would catch the attention of anyone! Attend to hear Capt John Michael McGrath, USN(R) talk about "Bugs, snakes, rats, torture and the Sex Life of a Naval Aviator in the Hanoi Hilton 1967-73." McGrath was a Vietnam POW for six years and has some remarkable accounts to share. Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net and also to obtain directionss.

27 March 2013 - New York, NY - "Circle of Treason" with Sandy Grimes, former CIA, at the AFIO NY Chapter Meeting

Sandy Grimes, one of the CIA principals behind the search and unmasking of Aldrich Ames - the traitor in their midst at CIA HQ - discusses in "Circle of Treason," her new book, co-authored with the late Jeanne Vertefeuille, this mole who nearly escaped capture. A remarkable story.
Location: Society of Illustrators 128 East 63rd St, New York City.
For further information contact Jerry Goodwin, Chapter President, at 646-717-3776 or email to afiometro@gmail.com

2 April 2013, 8 am - 3 pm - Washington, DC - CACI Hosts conference on Combating Asymmetric Threats: The Interplay of Offense and Defense

Discuss Asymmetric Threats on April 2 at an event co-sponsored by The U.S. Naval Institute, the Center for Security Policy, and CACI International Inc.
Participants will have a unique opportunity to explore America's capability to counter asymmetric threats by assessing the interplay of our nation's offensive and defensive powers. In particular, we will examine whether the United States has forfeited any of its asymmetric advantages, as well as what needs to be done in order to reclaim those advantages and ultimately defeat asymmetric threats to our national security and national interests. Winning the asymmetric fight is the core issue to be explored.
Speakers: ADM James G. Stavridis, USN–Commander, US European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (invited); LTG Michael T. Flynn, U.S. Army – Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (confirmed); The Honorable Jon Kyl – US Senator, Arizona, 1995-2012 (confirmed).
Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
This symposium is complimentary and open to participants by invitation only. Registration and further information at www.asymmetricthreat.net. To request an invitation to register, do so here.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013, 11:30 am - MacDill AFB, FL - "My Life in the CIA" with Richard Holm at Meeting/Luncheon by Florida Suncoast Chapter

Richard Holm, a former paramilitary adviser, decorated operations officer, senior manager and station chief for the Central Intelligence Agency, will share fascinating stories of his experiences during the Cold War. Drawing from the material he used in writing his book, The Craft We Chose: My Life in the CIA, he will recount highlights of his 35-year Agency career and explain why it is imperative for Americans to understand and support what the CIA does--a goal that also underlies AFIO's efforts to raise public awareness of the importance of national intelligence. He will also touch on the impact of an intelligence career on one's family and family life.
Location: MacDill AFB Surf's Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Blvd, MacDill AFB, FL 33621.
RSVP: no later than Wednesday, April 3, for yourself and include the names of any guests.
Email or call the Chapter Secretary at (813) 832-1164 or at mfshapiro@att.net or visit www.suncoastafio.org
Cost: $20. You must present your $20 check payable to "Suncoast Chapter, AFIO" (or cash) at check-in to cover the luncheon. If you make a reservation, don't cancel and get a cancellation confirmation by the response deadline and then don't show up, you will be responsible for the cost of the luncheon.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - Insider Espionage Update: A Worldwide Review, at the International Spy Museum

Get a worldwide overview of espionage and terrorism today - the trends, threats, and evolution of today's intelligence from the ultimate insider. As a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent and former Director of Counterintelligence, Intelligence and Security Programs for the FBI, International Spy Museum Board Member David Major will help you become an informed citizen of the world. As the founder of the CI Centre, which provides counterintelligence and security studies and training to the US government and private sector, Major tracks the most important spy cases from around the globe and has the most up-to-date information on their statuses. He'll reveal how many individuals have been indicted in the US for espionage-related crimes from 1945 to the present. He'll explore how aggressive China is in stealing information and analyze the reality of Russia as an espionage threat to Europe and North America. You'll also find out what terrorism and economic espionage have in common in the 21st century. Come learn, laugh, think, and ponder the very real world of spy games that we live in.
Mr. Major's seminar is based on information his organization, the CI Centre, collects and analyzes and then makes available to members via SPYPEDIA®, the world's largest resource for information on, and analysis of, worldwide espionage, terrorism, and cybersecurity.
Tickets: $15. Purchase tickets at www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 17 April 2013, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - Cyber Terror on the Silver Screen: Skyfall's Raoul Silva, at the International Spy Museum

His nicotine hair flops queasily over his forehead on the Silver Screen: Skyfall's Raoul Silva on Silva, The Daily Telegraph.
Javier Bardem's Raoul Silva, from the newest Bond movie Skyfall, just might be the best Bond villain ever. Like the other iconic evildoers from the series, Silva has an intense persona and a cutting edge connection to current issues—in this case cyberterrorism. Silva gets whatever he wants with a click of the mouse, but just how real is this harrowing hacker? Join Dave Marcus, Director and Chief Architect of Threat Research and Intelligence for McAfee's Federal Advanced Programs Group, when he'll put Silva's astounding control of systems and cyberspace into a real world context. In his work, Marcus focuses on advanced research and threat intelligence projects such as Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) analysis, financial fraud malware, hardware-assisted security architecture, and SCADA/ICS research. In addition, Mark Stout, International Spy Museum Historian and a curator of the Museum's exhibition Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains will discuss how Silva's actions mirror Julian Assange and today's cyber struggles as well as other intelligence issues.
Tickets: $15. Register at www.spymuseum.org

18 April 2013, 12:30 - 2:30pm - Los Angeles, CA - "Situation Awareness" - topic at AFIO LA Chapter Meeting

Clinton Emerson, President of Escape the Wolf, Risk Mitigation will be discussing "Situation Awareness" at the Los Angeles Area AFIO Chapter. Mr. Emerson is a respected authority and author on preemptive risk mitigation and provides personal travel safety awareness instruction for corporations & various branches of the government, including the National Security Agency. His military service experience in combat and highly sensitive operations worldwide as a Department of Defense employee for nearly 20 years, including multiple deployments during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, has been recognized with numerous awards for bravery and leadership. Please RSVP for attendance and location information: AFIO_LA@yahoo.com

Friday, 19 April 2013, 5:30-7 PM - Washington, DC - Ronald Reagan: Counterintelligence and the Evil Empire by Dr. Raymond Batvinis, at the Institute of World Politics

The Institute hosts their Third Annual Reagan Intelligence Lecture featuring Raymond J. Batvinis, Former Supervisory Special Agent, FBI, and IWP Professor. Dr. Raymond Batvinis joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation on July 17th, 1972. Entering the FBI just two years before Watergate, he was able to watch firsthand the subsequent "Age of Reform" in that agency - which involved reform chiefly in the intelligence and counterintelligence communities. He proceeded to spend twenty-five years in the FBI, gaining invaluable experience as well as deep knowledge about the organization itself.

After working in Cleveland on organized crime and fugitive work, he moved to the Washington field office, where he was introduced to counterintelligence. He eventually went to the FBI headquarters, and taught FBI agents about counterintelligence, espionage, and international and domestic terrorism investigations.
Dr. Batvinis also spent twelve years in the Baltimore field office as the Supervisory Special Agent of Counterintelligence. He was responsible for counterterrorism and domestic terrorism, as well as counterintelligence. There, he also arranged for training of the staff - and recommended to some of them that they attend IWP! He ultimately attained a senior-level position coordinating the National Foreign Intelligence Program.

Twelve years into his retirement from the FBI, Dr. Batvinis works today as a Consultant/Investigator at RJB Associates. He continues to teach history at FBI field offices around the nation, and he works for the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation, which awards scholarships and grants, and engages in other charitable work in memory of the first Director of the FBI.

Dr. Batvinis devotes much of his spare time to historical research and analysis of the FBI. One of the readings for his class at IWP is a book that he wrote himself: The Origins of FBI Counterintelligence.
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036.
Click here to RSVP.
Important note: Attendance at all IWP events requires an RSVP in advance. In addition, prospective attendees must receive an e-mail confirmation from IWP indicating that seating will be available for them at the event. A government-issued ID that matches your name on the confirmed attendee list must be presented at the door for admission to any event. The use of photographic and/or recording equipment is prohibited except by advanced permission from IWP, the event organizer, and the speaker(s). IWP is a private organization; as such, all attendees are guests of the Institute.

Saturday 20 April 2013 - Milford, MA - AFIO New England Chapter hosts Mike Stedman on "'A' for Argonaut" at their Spring Meeting

Mike Stedman, South Boston born and bred, is a former political columnist, magazine writer, and intelligence consultant to major corporations. Formerly on the New England board of the Association for Intelligence Officers, he has been both a practitioner and critic of the spy world. Stedman, a former U.S. Army Reserve soldier with the 94th Infantry, has served as chairman of the New England Chapter of the Republican Jewish Coalition and President of his local Rotary Club. He lives outside of Boston with his wife. They have three sons, three daughters-in-law, and seven grandchildren, including identical twin boys.
But really... who is Michael J. Stedman?
Born Michael J. Hurley into a pre-arranged adoption at St. Mary's Infant Asylum in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, Michael J. Stedman considers himself one of the luckiest people alive.
Location: Courtyard by Marriott in Milford, Mass. Hotel web site is here: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bosml-courtyard-boston-milford
Schedule: Registration & gathering, 1000 – 1130, Membership meeting 1130 – 1200; Luncheon at 1200 followed by keynote speaker; Adjournment at 2:30PM.
Questions to afionechapter@gmail.com

Wednesday, 24 April 2013, 10-11:30 am plus lunch - Annapolis Junction, MD - Sandy Grimes, former CIA/NCS, addresses National Cryptologic Museum Foundation members and guests

Ms. Sandy Grimes, author and former employee of the CIA National Clandestine Service, will be the guest speaker for the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation's spring program. The program will be held Wednesday, 24 April, from 1000-1130, at the L3 Conference Center in National Business Park. A booksigning and lunch will follow the presentation.
Ms. Grime's co-authored Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed, with her colleague, the late Jeanne Vertefeuille. Together they worked on a CIA task force to investigate the disappearance of Soviet agents who were working undercover for the CIA. The lecture will focus on the decade-long investigation and the clues that led to the exposure of one of the most dangerous traitors in U.S. history.
Fluent in Russian, Ms. Grimes was recruited by the CIA in 1967 and spent most of her 26-year career targeting the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. She and her husband of 43 years reside in Great Falls, Virginia.
Join us for this riveting story of Cold War espionage. The Program fees are $15 for NCMF members, $40 for guests. The guest fee includes an annual membership in the Foundation. Make check payable to NCMF and send to PO Box 1682, Fort George G Meade, MD 20755-3682 by 17 April. The L3 conference center is located at 2720 Technology Drive Annapolis Junction MD 20701.
Questions? Contact Mary J. Faletto, Senior Administrator, National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, Office: 301-688-5436 Cell: 443-250-8621. E-mail: cryptmf@aol.com

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