AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #24-13 dated 18 June 2013

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Section IV - Books, Jobs and Coming Events



Coming Educational Events

Current Calendar New and/or Next Two Months ONLY


Dr. Melvin Goodman

10 July 2013, 10 am - Annapolis Junction, MD

The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation Summer Program features Dr. Melvin Goodman
, a former senior CIA analyst, author and senior fellow at the Center for International Policy,currently serving as an adjunct professor of government at Johns Hopkins University, discussing his latest book, National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism at this NCMF Program. A booksigning and lunch will follow the presentation.
An accomplished author, Dr. Goodman gained an exceptional knowledge of national security while serving under every Administration from Johnson to Bush, Sr. Dr. Goodman decries that the Government’s persistent misdirection of power stems from its dependency on the military-industrial complex. He believes that allowing the military to dominate national security is both exorbitant and ineffective in results. He offers a prescription for curbing the costs, calling for diplomacy as a better tool for dealing with foreign policy issues such as North Korea, Iran, and Syria. In his book he contends, “The United States must abandon its notion of ‘exceptionalism’ which has led this country to gratuitously deploy military forces overseas to advance U.S. values.” An exciting, provocative speaker with strong views and thoughts on the last two Administrations’ handling of major crisis areas challenging the U.S., Goodman is ready to discuss these vexing issues in the lively Q&A session sure to follow his presentation. We hope you can join us for this exciting program. The Program fees are $40 which includes lunch and a year's membership in the Foundation. You may register and pay online at Or make your check payable to NCMF and return by 30 June to NCMF, PO Box 1682, Fort George G Meade, MD 20755-3682.Questions? Contact
Location: the program will be held at the L-3 Conference Center at the National Business Park in Annapolis Junction, MD. More information here.

Combating Corporate Espionage, a Cyber Counterespionage Event Comes to Virginia

Tuesday 16 July 2013, 8:30 am to 4 pm EDT

Virginia Beach, VA

Businesses today are in real danger of espionage, both technical and physical, and knowing how to protect against these dangers could make all the difference. SpearTip, LLC, a cyber counterespionage and counterintelligence firm, is sponsoring this event alongside CI Centre and ComSec, LLC on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in Virginia Beach, VA. "Combating Corporate Espionage" Protecting Your Organization From "Spies, Hacks & Taps" is a chance to participate with likeminded counterintelligence experts as they share ways to help protect organizations from foreign and domestic, corporate, cyber, and electronic espionage attacks. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. EDT.
Full details here.



Undercover CIA Officer Sues Agency Over Stalled Probe of Alleged War Crimes. A senior undercover CIA officer, accused by the spy agency of "war crimes," has alleged that it halted an internal investigation that could have exonerated him, and placed him under surveillance, instead.

The lawsuit, which comes as US intelligence is reeling from controversy over its surveillance of Americans' communications records, is expected to be filed Friday in a Washington federal court by longtime intelligence attorney Mark Zaid.

It does not name the operative. Nor does it list the crimes that the officer, who is said to still be a serving official, is alleged to have committed. The officer wants the CIA's inspector general to finish investigating - if only to be exonerated.

The lawsuit does not make any charges about the veracity of the alleged crimes, which the suit says also involves other CIA agents. The officer, named in the suit as John Doe, seeks the court to compel the CIA's inspector general to complete an investigation into Doe's involvement in the incident that the internal watchdog began around 2010 or 2011 and "unreasonably and intentionally delayed".

A spokesman for the CIA, Preston Golson, declined all comment about the allegations. [Read more: Ackerman/TheGuardian/13June2013]

Former CIA Chief of Staff: Snowden is "Delusional" and Could be "Aiding our Enemies". A former CIA chief of staff says U.S. officials are concerned that NSA leaker Edward Snowden could be "aiding our enemies" by handing over sensitive U.S. intelligence to the Chinese government.

Jeremy Bash told Politics Confidential that Snowden had access to "very sensitive information" in his job as a government contractor and could do "tremendous damage." He said the government's concern goes beyond the documents that were leaked - extending to the knowledge that Snowden still stores in his head.

"If a foreign government learned everything that was in Edward Snowden's brain, they would have a good window into the way we collect signals intelligence," Bash said.

"He has information in his head, he's making threats, he's on the loose," Bash added. "We don't know what other documents he copied, and we don't know who else he's talking to."

While Bash said that Snowden is "very dangerous," he also describes him as "delusional."

Bash said some of Snowden's allegations are almost certainly wrong, taking particular aim at his claim that he has the names of everyone in the U.S. intelligence community. [Read more: ABCNews/14June2013]

Avril Haines Appointed First Female CIA Deputy Director. Avril Haines, who worked as deputy assistant to Mr. Obama and legal adviser to the National Security Council, will replace Michael Morell, a veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency who had twice held the post of acting director.

Unlike her predecessor, the 43-year-old is a newcomer to the country's leading spy agency but has worked closely on intelligence issues with the CIA's new director, John Brennan, formerly Obama's chief counterterrorism adviser.

"She has participated in virtually every Deputies and Principals Committee meeting over the past two years and chairs the Lawyers' Group that reviews the agency's most sensitive programs," Mr. Brennan said in a statement.

"In every instance, Avril's command of substance, sense of mission, good judgment and keen insights have been outstanding."

Ms. Haines likely will be helping the new CIA director revise the guidelines for controversial drone strikes carried out by the agency, which Mr. Obama has promised to regulate more strictly. [Read more: APF/13June2013]

Glass Ceiling for Women at the CIA Still Exists: Report. In spite of the fact that 46 percent of the US Central Intelligence Agency's workforce is female and women are in charge of two of the agency's four directorates, a glass ceiling is firmly in place at the spy service, a new report asserts.

About a year ago, then-CIA Director David H. Petraeus asked former Secretary of State Madeline Albright to lead an investigation into why more women were not being promoted into the Senior Intelligence Service. The resulting report, "CIA Women in Leadership," was released this spring. It suggests that women are held back, in part, by a lack of informal sponsors who can help them advance to the top jobs and an inflexible work culture.

Unpredictable assignments requiring 60-hour-plus weeks are the most highly-valued at the CIA, the report says, disadvantaging women, who often take short-term leave or assignments requiring fewer hours to look after family. [Read more: Stainburn/GlobalPost/14June2013]

Man Held in Egypt Over Spying for Israel. Egypt has detained a man for allegedly spying for Israel's Mossad intelligence agency, state-run Al-Ahram news website reported.

The Egyptian State Security Prosecution decided to detain the man for 15 days on charges of working for Mossad since 2011.

The prosecution said the defendant, an employee of a private company, realised earlier that his link to Mossad had been monitored, so he "confessed" to the Egyptian intelligence in 2012, hoping that the authorities would drop charges against him.

The "fake report", as described by the prosecution, did not work as the Egyptian side kept an eye on the suspect and monitored his movements among Arab and Western countries during 2012 and 2013 until the evidence for conviction was completed, Xinhua said. [Read more: IANS/15June2013]

CIA to Lead U.S. Efforts in Syria War. The CIA is preparing to deliver arms to rebel groups in Syria through clandestine bases in Turkey and Jordan that were expanded over the past year in an effort to establish reliable supply routes into the country for nonlethal material, U.S. officials said.

The bases are expected to begin conveying limited shipments of weapons and ammunition within weeks, officials said, serving as critical nodes for an escalation of U.S. involvement in a civil war that has lately seen a shift in momentum toward the forces of President Bashar al-Assad.

Syria experts cautioned that the opposition to Assad remains a chaotic mix of secular and Islamist elements, highlighting the risk that some American-provided munitions may be diverted from their intended recipients.

But U.S. officials involved in the planning of the new arms shipments announced by the Obama administration this Thursday said that the CIA has developed a clearer understanding of the composition of rebel forces, which have begun to coalesce in recent months. Within the past year, the CIA also created a new office at its headquarters in Langley to oversee its expanding operational role in Syria. [Read more: Miller&Warrick/WashingtonPost/15June2013]

Sensitive Security Vetting at U.S. Embassy in Iraq is Turned Over to Troubled State Department. Battered by scandals surrounding security failures in Benghazi and allegations of criminal activity by diplomats, the State Department is taking over the sensitive process by which background checks are given to locals hired to work at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the largest and most expensive diplomatic post in the world.

The process is presently handled by a private security company contracted to the Pentagon. But a recently circulated contract solicitation indicates that the firm conducting the vetting - and the budget for the process - is being shifted to the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

"Due to the large number of personnel assigned to and supporting the U.S. mission in Iraq, [Diplomatic Security] requires the services of a contractor to assist with the vetting and badging of American citizens, third country nationals, and local nationals," states the contract solicitation, posted this month on

The identity of the firm handling the task is blacked out in the solicitation, which says the new contractor will "assist with various steps of the background and suitability investigation process, check applicants through U.S. government databases, and obtain biometrics data of individuals applying for access to the embassy."

The State Department had no official comment, but officials speaking on background downplayed the development, saying the shift is part of the yearslong transition from military to civilian control over U.S. operations in Iraq. [Read more: Taylor/WashingtonTimes/16June2013]

Germany's Foreign Intelligence Agency Plans to Spend 100 Million Euros Expanding its Monitoring of the Internet. According to Der Spiegel, Germany's intelligence agency has a 100-million-euro plan to expand Internet surveillance. Meanwhile, the interior minister wants travelers to fill out a questionnaire before entering the EU.

Der Spiegel reported on Sunday that the Federal Intelligence Service plans to expand its Internet surveillance program to cover 20 percent of all communications between Germany and foreign countries.

Because of technical limitations, the intelligence agency - known by its German acronym, BND - currently only monitors 5 percent of all Internet and telephone communication. However, according to German law, the BND can snoop on a maximum 20 percent of all communications traffic.

The 100-million-euro ($133 million) expansion targets the BND's "technical reconnaissance" division, according to Der Spiegel. With the money, the agency wants to hire 100 new employees and expand its computer and server capacities, the weekly magazine reported. [Read more: DerSpiegel/16June2013]

Senate Intel Committee Blocks Former Staffer From Talking To Press About Oversight Process. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has taken the unusual step of actively blocking a former committee aide from talking to TPM about congressional oversight of the intelligence community. At issue isn't classified sources and methods of intelligence gathering but general information about how the committee functions - and how it should function. The committee's refusal to allow former general counsel Vicki Divoll to disclose unclassified information to a reporter was the first and only time it has sought to block her from making public comments, based on her experience as one of its most senior aides, since she left Capitol Hill in 2003.

The committee's decision comes amid fallout from leaks of classified National Security Agency documents by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden. In light of the Snowden revelations about the country's secret surveillance programs, TPM was reporting a story based on interviews with members of Congress and current and former aides about the successes and pitfalls of intelligence oversight on Capitol Hill. The goal was to answer some basic questions for readers: How does a classified process differ from public oversight? What challenges do the combination of government secrecy, classified briefings, and strict committee protocols present to legislators trying to control the nation's sprawling intelligence apparatus?

Divoll served as a senior aide on the committee from 2000-2003, including two years as its general counsel. Before that, from 1995-2000 she was assistant general counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency, where she also served as deputy legal adviser to the agency's Counterterrorism Center. After leaving the Senate, Divoll was a fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics and an adjunct professor at the Naval Academy. She has been regularly cited by reporters in news stories, penned op-eds on counterterrorism and civil liberties, and appeared on television. [Read more: Beutler/TPM/18June2013]

Intelligence Community Seeks Input on Geospatial Model Change. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) wants to transform the way it handles geospatial information, and the agency is asking industry for feedback on how it might proceed.

The NGA, charged with providing time-sensitive navigational and aeronautical data to support the Defense Department, wants to render its existing geospatial holdings textually and in Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) formats within 28-day production cycles, according to a June 12 request for comment.

The NGA produces data that is used for mission planning, aircraft navigation and flight management systems, in paper and digital formats. These resources, which include Terminal Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs), Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIDs) and Standard Terminal Arrival Charts (STARs) , are currently updated by manually revising autoCAD drawings, creating PDF files and then sending those files out for printing. The agency is seeking a new solution that will allow it to automatically render these charts and drawings directly from NGA's geospatial source holdings, as well as provide for upgraded retrieval and storage of the data.

An aviation chart using the kind of data that NGA produces appears with the article available online at the link at end of the next line [FCW].

The transformation is necessary, according to an existing statement of work, because the demand for data within DOD has increased significantly. [Read more: Konkel/FCW/17June2013]

Swedish Intelligence Concerned About Syrian Jihadists. As the two-year Syrian civil war grinds on, Sweden has joined the ranks of countries concerned about the increasing number of Syria-bound jihadists who may cause problems when they return home. Like many of its European neighbors, Sweden is finding itself unable to control the flow of jihadist fighters between their home country and Syria.

Jonathan Peste, the chief analyst at S�po, the Swedish intelligence agency, said today that "[w]e can rarely stop" Swedish jihadists from traveling to Syria, according to The Local. Once in Syria, he said, they acquire more training and experience, and are "dangerous" and have even attacked civilians.

Among those jihadists known to have gone to Syria are some who planned attacks in Sweden and "have been part of this violence-endorsing Islamist, or al Qaeda-inspired, environment for quite some time," he stated. At least 30 fighters have traveled to Syria, he said, and "many return to Sweden."

When asked what Sweden does to discourage this process, Peste said simply: "We look them up and try to talk to them. We tell them it is dangerous to go and that we cannot help them if someone catches them. But then they don't have to meet with us if they don't want to." [Read more: Lundquist/ThreatMatrix/17June2013]

Cyber Security Threats, Exploits to be Focus of Huntsville's TakeDownCon in July. Local cyber breaches and President Obama's executive order on cyber security hit close to home recently for many Madison County residents and businesses, fueling the need for high-end attack and defense oriented security briefings next month during the Rocket City TakeDownCon.

Hosted by International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants partner Dynetics and Cyber Huntsville, the conference will take place July 15-16 in Huntsville. Hands-on, interactive hacking courses will be available during a pre-conference training academy July 11-14.

Conference attendees can choose between two tracks during the event, which will take place at Dynetics' 160,000-square-foot corporate headquarters at 1000 Explorer Boulevard in Cummings Research Park. Day one will focus on cyber attacks and learning how information is compromised, while day two will feature sessions on defending systems against security breaches.

Fourteen security officials are scheduled to give lectures at the TakeDownCon next month. (Ret) Lt. Gen. Ron Burgess, the former director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, and Rick Raines, panelist and cyber portfolio manager for Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn., will be among speakers at the event. [Read more: Berry/]

U.K. Accused of Spying at G-20 Summits. Turkey and South Africa are demanding an explanation from the U.K. government following allegations that British intelligence services spied on politicians and officials attending international summits in London at the height of the financial crisis.

The Guardian newspaper, citing documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, reported Monday the British intelligence agency GCHQ, or the government communications headquarters, monitored computers and intercepted phone calls of delegates attending two meetings of the Group of 20 industrial and developing nations in April and September 2009.

Some delegates were also reported to have been tricked into using Internet cafes that had been set up by British intelligence agencies to read their email traffic. GCHQ is the intelligence agency in charge of electronic surveillance in the U.K.

Two countries - Turkey and South Africa - were particularly targeted in the alleged spying, the newspaper said. [Read more: Thomson/WallStreetJournal/17June2013]

NSA head: Surveillance Helped Thwart More Than 50 Terror Plots. Intelligence officials said Tuesday that the government's sweeping surveillance efforts have helped thwart 50 potential "terrorist events" since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and the officials revealed two new examples for the first time.

In testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, officials cited a nascent plot to blow up the New York Stock Exchange and a case involving an individual providing financial support to an overseas terrorist group.

"In recent years these programs, together with other intelligence, have protected the U.S. and our allies from terrorist threats across the globe to include helping prevent the terrorist... the potential terrorist events over 50 times since 9/11," National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander told the House Intelligence Committee.

Alexander had previously said the intelligence gathering helped in the cases of Najibullah Zazi, an Afghan American who pleaded guilty to planning suicide attacks in New York, and Pakistani American David Headley, who conducted surveillance in support of the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India.

"So that's four cases total that we have put out publicly," Alexander said Tuesday. [Read more: Sullivan/WashingtonPost/18June2013]


Why Obama Chose Woman with No CIA Experience for No. 2 CIA Job. Plucking from a collection of high-powered female lawyers serving the White House, President Obama has nominated Avril Haines as the next deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Ms. Haines is the first woman to hold the job. She replaces Michael Morell, who announced his retirement after more than three decades in the CIA to spend time with family. She�s an unexpected pick in that she hasn�t any background with the agency. In fact, Haines was slated just a couple months ago to move to the State Department as its legal adviser.

How unusual is it for a lawyer - and one without spook experience - to fill such a powerful agency job? [Read more: Tulumello/ChristianScienceMonitor/14June2013]

'Open Diplomacy' or Espionage? Retired diplomats offered surprisingly diverse perspectives on the "open diplomacy" ideal that Pfc. Bradley Manning professed in sending WikiLeaks more than 250,000 cables.

Documents published under the name "Cablegate" account for more than one- third of sensitive files that Manning exposed, and are among the most controversial.

Amnesty International claims the releases helped fuel the so-called Arab Spring. Manning's supporters cite their role in exposing U.S. drone strikes in Yemen and spying on the United Nations.

Critics claim the releases may have spurred repressive regimes such as Belarus to crack down of democratic reformers.

Manning repeatedly referred to the publication of the cables as an experiment in "open diplomacy," in online chats with Adrian Lamo, the former hacker who alerted authorities to the security breach.

During those chats, Manning's online handle "bradass87" shared an excerpt of a New York Times report from Jan. 20, 1919 describing "open diplomacy" as envisioned by President Woodrow Wilson.

"'Open diplomacy' does not mean that every word said in preparing a treaty should be shouted to the whole world and submitted to all the misconstructions that malevolence, folly and evil ingenuity could put upon it," bradass87 quoted the newspaper as reporting. "Open diplomacy is the opposite of secret diplomacy, which consisted in the underhand negotiation of treaties whose very existence was kept from the world." [Read more: Klasfeld/CourthouseNewsService/17June2013]


Put the Spies Back Under One Roof. The revelation that Edward J. Snowden, a contractor at Booz Allen Hamilton, was responsible for the biggest leak in the history of the National Security Agency has sparked a furious response in Congress. 

"I'm very concerned that we have government contractors doing what are essentially governmental jobs," Senator Dianne Feinstein, the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said last week. "Maybe we should bring some of that more in-house," the House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi, mused.

It's a little late for that. Seventy percent of America's intelligence budget now flows to private contractors. Going by this year's estimated budget of about $80 billion, that makes private intelligence a $56 billion-a-year industry.

For decades, the NSA relied on its own computer scientists, cryptographers and mathematicians to tap, decode and analyze communications as they traversed phone lines and satellite networks. By the 1990s, however, advances in personal computing, the growth of the Internet, the advent of cellphones and the shift in telecommunications to high-speed fiber-optic lines has made it difficult for the NSA to keep up.

As the commercial world began to surpass the NSA, some in the agency began looking to the private sector for solutions. In 2000, thanks in part to an advisory committee led by James R. Clapper Jr., now the director of national intelligence, the N.S.A. decided to shift away from its in-house development strategy and outsource on a huge scale. The NSA's headquarters began filling with contractors working for Booz Allen and hundreds of other companies. [Read more: Shorrock/NYTimes/17June2013]

Why There Are No Friends in the Spy Game. In a meeting room that's off limits to all but those having the highest security clearance, an elite group of aircraft designers and engineers is giving final shape to America's newest and most expensive weapon - the F-35 Lightning stealth fighter.

Unknown to the employees at Skunk Works Lockheed Martin's secretive division - another group of people sitting thousands of miles away are watching their every move, monitoring each keystroke, recording every word spoken. These are hackers working for the Chinese military and they have been following the F-35's development virtually in real time. Years before the American public is aware of the Pentagon's latest toy, the F-35's blueprints are sitting in downtown Beijing.

It's not just the Lightning that's been lifted. The Defence Science Board, a military advisory group, says China has purloined core elements of the United States military arsenal that include anti-missile systems, vital combat aircraft such as the F/A-18 fighter, the V-22 Osprey, the Black Hawk helicopter, and the Navy's new combat ship.

Clearly, China is the new KGB. [Read more: Simha/Russia&IndiaReport/18June2013]

The London G20 Summit Was a Festival of International Spying. It can generally be assumed that Russia and the U.S. are spying on each other at all times. Spies get busted on each side with some regularity. But the latest leak from Edward Snowden shows the National Security Agency once snooped former President Dmitry Medvedev's meta-data during a summit of world leaders. (Update: turns out the British used the summit to snoop, too). The Guardian reports the NSA office in Menwith Hill tracked Medvedev's communication signals back to the Russian embassy during the G20 summit in London in 2009, according to documents leaked by former government contractor Edward Snowden. The report doesn't reveal much beyond "a change in the way Russian leadership signals have been normally transmitted." The reports major details, per the Guardian

The report says: "This is an analysis of signal activity in support of President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to London. The report details a change in the way Russian leadership signals have been normally transmitted. The signal activity was found to be emanating from the Russian embassy in London and the communications are believed to be in support of the Russian president."

But this is easily the highest profile snooping revealed by Snowden so far. While his other leaks have revealed wider operations on a very macro spying level, the Medvedev reveal shows very specific targeting of a top government official from one of the country's most uneasy allies. [Read more: AtlanticWire/16June2013]

Section IV - Books, Jobs and Coming Events
 [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.]


Constructing Cassandra: Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947-2001. Milo Jones and Philippe Silberzahn. Constructing Cassandra conducts an inquiry into the intelligence failures at the CIA that resulted in four key strategic surprises experienced by the US: the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, the Iranian revolution of 1978, the collapse of the USSR in 1991, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. While some of these events may seem distant, these surprises still play out today in US policy. Although there has been no shortage of studies exploring how intelligence failures can happen, none of the prevailing explanations has been able to provide a unified understanding of the phenomenon. Without that understanding, failures will happen again - with dramatic consequences.

The book brings culture and identity to the foreground to present a model of strategic surprise that focuses on the internal make-up the CIA. It also takes seriously those Cassandras who offered warnings, but were ignored. By providing this novel, unified model of strategic surprise - that links terrorist attacks to more conventional failures - this book offers the first deep and systematic exploration of the ultimate sources of the CIA's intelligence failures, and points to ways to prevent future strategic surprises. [StanfordUniversityPress/July2013]

 [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.]

Vice President, Head of Coordination & Intelligence, Americas. Security Management Resources Position Announcement:

Vice President, Head of Coordination & Intelligence, Americas
Location: New England
Client: Major Financial Institution
Relocation: Yes
The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Corporate Security Services (CSS) components across the globe to develop and implement strategy. He/she will be directly responsible for providing leadership and direction to a team of seven (7) experienced specialists and for prioritizing and allocating workload through effective workflow management. This individual will be responsible for the on-going support and development of their team, providing expert coaching, mentoring and advice to direct reports.

Key Responsibilities
Own the Escalations Framework and Threat Management Model, supporting templates, guidelines and documented methodologies and provide recommendations.
Lead strategic and tactical efforts to identify threats and risks that could impact upon the firm's operations, colleagues, facilities and customers and provide advice regarding risks mitigation strategies that align with the customers' needs and contribute to the containment and prevention of operational losses.
Engage with executives from various business components to develop a broad-based knowledge of operations, innovations, current issues, trends and concerns confronting the organization, and business line (BL) risk tolerance levels.
The coordination, across the firm's business lines, of actionable intelligence relating to all aspects of CSS. He/she will be required to coordinate the production of high quality, accurate written and verbal briefings and progress updates on the response and recovery of major threats and unexpected events that adversely impact the firm.
Develop and own the framework to identify and manage threat intelligence and will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a CSS intelligence network; cultivate the development and maintenance of liaison relationships with various governmental agencies; law enforcement; regulatory; and private sector entities to proactively identify and mitigate threats and risks that could negatively impact the firm's activities, and, when appropriate, engage with law enforcement, regulatory and governmental authorities to enhance investigative support.
Ability to deputize for the Regional Head, as required; work closely with all Coordination & Intelligence Managers and other CSS staff.

Track record in Intelligence at a senior level, threat management or incident management function
Understanding of the broad needs of internal and external intelligence partners and an ability to build effective relationships
Ability to manage all aspects of a demanding intelligence role (including: gathering, collation, analysis, assessments and dissemination)
Ability to demonstrate a good understanding of information security, physical security, fraud, money laundering and political/environmental/reputation risks
Ability to quickly develop an in-depth understanding of specific areas as needs arise
Established senior contacts in the financial industry and law enforcement community.
Experience of managing complex issues across regions or territories
Excellent communication skills with significant experience of dealing with stakeholders at an Executive level

Critical Competencies
Influencing, Inspiring, Communicating, Collaborating for Success and Developing People
Technical Knowledge
Understanding of the systems and processes established to manage data.
Understanding the strategic fit of intelligence with other activity across the Group
Knowledge of Recovery & Threat Management principles
A good understanding of the current and emerging threats faced by the financial services industry in different regions

Interested candidates should submit their resumes via the position posting on the SMR website at: or send further inquiries about the position to John E. Sullivan, Senior Advisor, SMR Group, at:

Postdoctoral Research Associate Opportunity - Princeton University

The Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University is seeking one or two postdoctoral research associates who have a background in physics, engineering or other relevant fields to conduct technical and policy research on issues related to arms control and disarmament, nonproliferation, prevention of nuclear terrorism, nuclear energy and cyber-security. A Ph.D is required, the position is for 12 months beginning in September 2013, with the possibility of renewal for a second year depending on satisfactory performance. Salary will be determined on the basis of experience and accomplishments.
To apply: Apply on-line at: The job requisition # is 1300374.
Please attach a cover letter, a writing sample, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for two individuals who can provide letters of reference.

Coming Educational Events


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

Saturday 22 June 2013, 10am - 2:30pm - Milford, MA - AFIO New England Chapter hosts John Strauchs at their Summer Meeting

Schedule: Registration & gathering, 1000 - 1130, Membership meeting 1130 - 1200; Luncheon at 1200 followed by keynote speaker John J. Strauchs; Adjournment at 2:30PM.
Our afternoon speaker is John J. Strauchs.  His presentation is titled: The 1993 Bombing of the World Trade Center:  The Wellspring of Counterterrorism Planning for Public Buildings
John Strauchs was the chief security engineering consultant for the World Trade Center following the 1993 bombing. John will discuss the risk assessment that was conducted for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in May 1994 and, despite comments to the contrary by political and news media pundits, that the possibility of the deliberate crashing of an aircraft into the towers was considered. He will reveal the many security innovations that were developed for the World Trade Center, as well as lessons learned - both good and bad - and how the 1993 bombing changed life in America and how we live and work today.  The resultant security systems design consisted of more than 1000 security design drawings and an initial security construction budget of $54 million.
Note, as this meeting is a one day event we have not made any hotel arrangements.
Advance reservations are $25.00 per person.  We can no longer accept walk-ins.  Emails regarding your plans to attend will be accepted if you are late meeting the deadline.  These must be sent to Mr. Arthur Hulnick no later than 7 days prior to the event. Location: Courtyard by Marriott in Milford, Mass. Hotel website is here.
********Luncheon reservations must be made by 12 June 2013. ************** Mail your check and the reservation form to:  Mr. Arthur Hulnick, 216 Summit Avenue # E102, Brookline, MA 02446 or contact him at Questions to

22 June 2013, 2:30 pm - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine meets to hear Martha Peterson, former CIA Ops Officer, describe her arrest, interrogation by KGB

Guest speaker will be Martha D. Peterson, who retired from CIA after a 32-year career as an operations officer. Martha describes what it was like to be a CIA Operations Officer assigned to Moscow during the Cold War and be arrested and interrogated by the KGB. Peterson has written The Widow Spy: My CIA Journey from the Jungles of Laos to Prison in Moscow (Wilmington: Red Canary Press, $18.95 paperback).
Event will be held at the Brick Store Museum Program Center in Kennebunk, Maine. Further information available at 207-967-4298.

24 - 28 June 2013 - Chicago, IL - Society of Industrial Security Professionals hosts 49th Annual Seminar: Security...Strong as the Chicago Wind...being held at Palmer House Hilton.

Too many activities to list here but a busy, exhibit and presentation filled five days. View program at here.

Our Board Member, David Major, gives presentation: "Reality of Espionage & Terrorism Threats in 2013: Essential Knowledge For The Security Officer" on Thursday evening, 27 June at 9:30-10:30 am in Grand/State Ballroom 4th Floor.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 10am - 3pm - Arlington, VA - TECHEXPO Hiring Event For Cleared Personnel
Location: The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City - 1250 South Hayes Street
ACTIVE SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED. Invitation For Security-Cleared Professionals
New career opportunities await you at the Nation's leading hiring events for Security-Cleared Professionals at TECHEXPO Top Secret's June events. Opportunities available in Information Technology, Cyber Security, Engineering, Aerospace, Telecom, Project Management, Intelligence, Operations, Homeland Security, Research & much more.
Please forward this invitation to your Security-Cleared colleagues & friends. Click here to register

7-10 July 2013 - Dungarvan, Ireland - 3rd Annual Global Intelligence Forum - "Preparing Intelligence Analysts for the 21st Century" - Hosted by Mercyhurst University

Join us in Dungarvan, Ireland for a very special worldwide gathering of intelligence professionals, academics and decision makers.
Preparing Intelligence Analysts for the 21st Century is the theme of the conference. The Global Forum continues down the path of intelligence innovation and discovery we embarked on in July 2010. Then, we began by exploring the nature of analysis and its application in various intelligence professions. Later, in 2011, we discussed the interaction between the intelligence analyst/practitioner and the decision-maker. In July 2013 we hope to continue to build bridges between practitioners and scholars within intelligence related professions, and discuss emerging 21st century intelligence best practices.
This year's forum will center on the greater shift the intelligence analysis field must make to account for a changing world. Panelists and contributors from the national security, law enforcement, business and academic communities will discuss the emerging trends and the necessary steps intelligence practitioners must take to address 21st century problems.
View the agenda here, check out our current speaker list, view the website, and most importantly REGISTER here to join us!

Wednesday, 10 July, 2013, noon - Washington, DC - Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Monthly Update, at the International Spy Museum

Presented in partnership with the CI Centre, these monthly briefings will provide you with the opportunity to be the first to learn of the most current worldwide happenings in the field of intelligence and terrorism. Drawn from the Centre's SPYPEDIA�, the most comprehensive source of espionage information in the world, each Update will cover important events and information which may not be reported by mainstream media outlets. Such as: espionage penetrations and arrests, cyber espionage reporting, and terrorist events. Briefings led by CI Centre founder David Major will include trend analysis and coverage of new emerging issues of value to the intelligence and security professional and individuals with an interest in national security matters. Major will also highlight and review, as appropriate, new books and reports to keep you current with breaking developments in the national security arena.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. See

10 July 2013, 10 am - Annapolis Junction, MD - The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation Summer Program features Dr. Melvin Goodman discussing "National Insecurity"

Dr. Melvin A. Goodman, former senior CIA analyst, author and senior fellow at the Center for International Policy [currently serving as an adjunct professor of government at Johns Hopkins University] will be discussing his latest book, National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism. Goodman gained an exceptional knowledge of national security while serving under every Administration from Johnson to Bush, Sr. Mr. Goodman decries that the Government's persistent misdirection of power stems from its dependency on the military-industrial complex. He believes that allowing the military to dominate national security is both exorbitant and ineffective in results. He offers a prescription for curbing the costs, calling for diplomacy as a better tool for dealing with foreign policy issues such as North Korea, Iran, and Syria. In his book he contends, "The United States must abandon its notion of 'exceptionalism' which has led this country to gratuitously deploy military forces overseas to advance U.S. values." Mr. Goodman is an exciting, provocative speaker with strong views and thoughts on the last two Administrations' handling of major crisis areas challenging the U.S. These will be vexing issues for some that will more than likely lead to a lively Q&A session. We hope you can join us for this exciting program. A booksigning and lunch will follow the presentation.

The program will be held at the L-3 auditorium at the National Business Park in Annapolis Junction, MD The cost is $40 for lunch and includes a year membership in the Foundation. Please make your check payable to NCMF and return by 30 June to NCMF, PO Box 1682, Fort George G Meade, MD 20755-3682.Questions? Contact

Thursday, 11 July 2013, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO - The Rocky Mountain Chapter presents Don Shannon, FBI  Supervisory Special Agent In Charge of Southern Colorado Joint Terrorism Task Force

The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter presents Don Shannon, FBI Supervisory Special Agent In Charge of Southern Colorado Joint Terrorism Task Force.  SSA Don Shannon will talk on his trip to Thailand.  This event will take place a week before normal meetings to allow for scheduling issues again... 11 July 13.  To be held at The Inn at Palmer Divide, 443 S. Highway 105 Palmer Lake, CO, Exit 161 westbound off I-25, West on Highway 105.  Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at

Tuesday 16 July 2013, 8:30 am to 4 pm EDT - Virginia Beach, VA - Combating Corporate Espionage, a Cyber Counterespionage Event Comes to Virginia

Businesses today are in real danger of espionage, both technical and physical, and knowing how to protect against these dangers could make all the difference. SpearTip, LLC, a cyber counterespionage and counterintelligence firm, is sponsoring this event alongside CI Centre and ComSec, LLC on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in Virginia Beach, VA. "Combating Corporate Espionage" Protecting Your Organization From "Spies, Hacks & Taps" is a chance to participate with likeminded counterintelligence experts as they share ways to help protect organizations from foreign and domestic, corporate, cyber, and electronic espionage attacks. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. EDT.
Jarrett Kolthoff, President / CEO of SpearTip, LLC has 20 years of experience in the Information Security field. As a former Special Agent - U.S. Army Counterintelligence, he has experience in cyber investigations, counterintelligence, and Fusion Cell analysis that assist SpearTip�s clients to identify, assess, neutralize, and exploit threats leveled against their corporation. His civil casework includes investigations in anti-trust lawsuits, embezzlement, collusion, theft of intellectual property, and corporate espionage. He has testified in civil cases as an expert computer forensic witness in depositions in U.S. Federal Court - Eastern District of Missouri and has acted as a liaison between companies and law enforcement agencies. Jarrett led assignments throughout the United States with both national and international corporations. He continues to serve his community as an Adjunct Professor at Webster University, and through membership with the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), Espionage Research Institute International (ERII), and board membership as past-President of the St. Louis InfraGard Chapter and the St. Louis Chapter of the International High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA).
David G. Major, President of CI Centre, is a retired Senior FBI Supervisory Special Agent. David�s skills and abilities propelled him to being named as the first FBI official assigned to the National Security Council. He served as the Director, Intelligence and Counterintelligence Programs in 1985 and 1986, and briefed and advised President Reagan on counterintelligence matters. He worked with the FBI in counterintelligence and counterterrorism for 24 years and for over 38 years David has been a student, practitioner, and lecturer on CI and CT. David Major has made a life-long commitment to the practice and study of counterintelligence and its subset, counterterrorism, making him one of the nation's top experts on the subject. His views and advice are sought out by the government, private companies, and national and international media. 
J.D. LeaSure, President / CEO, of ComSec, LLC has over 24 years of experience in counterintelligence operations ranging from both HUMINT and Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) in both governmental and private sectors. J.D. is one of the few U.S. practitioners who maintains the internationally recognized Certified Counterespionage Information Security Management Certification (CCISM). J.D. also leads SpearTip�s Cyber TSCM, counterintelligence, and counterespionage consulting services. J.D. possesses extensive training, knowledge, and experience in the identification of eavesdropping devices, espionage detection methods and the intelligence collection tactics most often employed by global perpetrators of electronic espionage. He has traveled the globe to provide counterespionage advisory services to businesses, corporate counsels, chief executives, government agencies, non-profit organizations, celebrities, and high net worth clients. He continues to serve his country as the Director of Espionage Research Institute International (ERII).
Registration for the seminar costs $45. This includes access to all presentations, question and answer sessions, and a networking lunch. Click here for more information and to register for the seminar.

16 July 2013, 11:30am - 2 pm - McLean, VA - "Counter Surveillance: Keeping Your Secrets Your Own" by Jeffrey Berkey at DIAA Forum

Mr. Jeffrey Alan Berkey will speak on "Counter surveillance: Keeping Your Secrets Your Own." This presentation will discuss how tools often associated with securing our personal safety can also be used by individuals for nefarious purposes. This discussion will consider the range of the surveillance threat and tools used to provide counter surveillance and privacy protection. This needed protection is obtained by considering the following: The Environment, The Surveillance Consciousness, Counter surveillance Resources, and Recognized Objectives. He will bring some devices and provide handouts to provide a clearer understanding of this threat.
He is a Human Resources Manager for Professional Maintenance of Indiana which works in conjunction with American Sound Masking. These companies provide commercial and industrial sound reduction devices for business applications and distribute Electronic Surveillance Countermeasures devices for the U.S. Department of Defense, Homeland Security and U.S. Embassies Worldwide. Mr. Berkey received a B.A. degree from Bob Jones University and is enrolled in an MBA program at the University of Indianapolis.
Make reservations by 15 July 2013 by email to Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. For each attendee, choose among chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portabella for their luncheon selection.
Event location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA. Pay at the door with a check for $29.00 payable to DIAA, Inc
Registration starts at 11:30 AM, lunch at 12:00 PM. Pay at the door with a check for $29.00 per person, payable to DIAA, Inc. Check is preferred, but will accept cash; however. Credit card payment are discouraged.

25 July 2013, 12:30 - 2:30pm - Los Angeles, CA - David Glazier speaks on "Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Law" at AFIO LA Chapter

Glazier will provide a legal overview assessment of the use of drones for targeted killing.
Location: LAPD ARTC 5651 W Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Please RSVP for attendance: AFIO_LA@YAHOO.COM

25-26 July 2013 - Fairfax, VA - Workshop on Terrorism Analysis at George Mason University

FAS Senior Fellow on State and Non-State Threats Mr. Charles Blair will be hosting a workshop at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, titled Terrorism Analysis: Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodologies and Tools on July 25-26, 2013.
This non-credit course introduces participants to a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodologies for the study of terrorism and learn how to create and utilize analytical tools for preventing, preparing for, responding to, or predicting terrorism.
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Early Bird Rate- register by July 15, 2013: $600.00
1 Continuing Ed Units awarded
If you are interested, please sign up as soon as possible. For more information or to register online, visit the course's page. Direct any questions about the course to Charles P. Blair at
For more information on the workshop and to register, click here

26 July 2013 - Washington, DC - Commencement Speaker at National Intelligence University's Graduation Ceremony is James R. Clapper, Jr., Director of National Intelligence

The Honorable James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) will deliver the commencement address to National Intelligence University graduates on Friday, July 26, 2013. The commencement is the closing event in the University's 50th Anniversary year and coincidentally marks the 50th anniversary of Director Clapper's intelligence career: he was first commissioned as an Air Force intelligence officer in 1963.
NIU President Dr. David Ellison expects to present diplomas to approximately 250 graduating students from around the Intelligence Community as they cross the stage to receive one of the University's three degrees: Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence, Master of Science and Technology Intelligence, or Bachelor of Science in Intelligence.
The National Intelligence University is a federal degree-granting institution whose main campus is located in Washington, DC. Its alumni are past, present and future leaders in the intelligence and national security communities and in the private sector. Notable alumni include a former Director of National Intelligence; former directors of DIA, CIA, NSA, and NGA; former heads of military intelligence and a growing number of senior government executives and corporate leaders. For more information, visit

Saturday, 3 August 2013, 11:30 am - Melbourne, FL - "When Clerics Say Kill" the topic at the AFIO Satellite Chapter Meeting

The topic will be "When Clerics Say Kill" and the speaker will be Don White. He asks: How do devout, intelligent, educated, religious leaders drift from their core beliefs to the point of ordering the deaths of innocent people? What do they look for in recruiting a suicide bomber? Could it happen here in America in significant numbers?
Meeting being held at: the Indian River Colony Club's At Ease Club, starting at 11:30 AM. Questions or to register contact Bobbie Keith, 321 777 5561 or email her at

19 - 21 August 2013 - Long Beach, CA - Maritime Security 2013 West - "Technology and Strategies to Mitigate Security Threats to the Maritime Domain"

Captain James D. Jenkins, Sector Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles - Long Beach, to give opening keynote address on August 20th.
Maritime Security 2013 West will bring together public and private stakeholders from all levels to discuss, learn and collaborate on strategies and technology use in mitigating security threats posed to the maritime domain.
The panel sessions and presentations are designed to give all participants the actionable knowledge on how to better secure their maritime areas of responsibility by highlighting available resources and best practices. Each topic will be comprehensively addressed with the critical perspectives of those who have implemented successful strategies and cutting-edge technologies in their maritime security operations.
DHS Science & Technology, Maritime Security Division in cooperation with SRI International presents the Maritime Security Technology Program (MSTP) Coastal Surveillance System (CSS). Built on an innovative open source platform, the CSS allows stakeholders at all levels to have access to critical data and information. From AIS and radar feeds to cameras and sensors, the CSS allows real time information sharing in an unclassified setting anytime, anywhere. By integrating highly robust naval sensors and data fusion capabilities, the MSTP provides the most comprehensive maritime domain awareness available and will set a new standard for maritime information sharing.
The demonstrations conducted in small groups of 20 or less will allow government entities to learn about the most cost effective and robust system to assist them in their information sharing needs. For solutions providers, this demonstration allows them to understand the immense opportunity for them to integrate their data into the system and potentially partner with DHS S&T in the deployment of the system.
Please read the following article by Thomas Tomaiko that will give great insight into the program and it's objectives: Reality Check: Balancing the Need to Enhance Maritime Security While Maximizing Legitimate Use of the Maritime Domain
Registration here:
- All access registration rates range from $95 to $445
- Discounts available for Maritime Security East and Small Vessel Security Threats Program attendees and NASBLA Members
- Please click here for Registration information or call us at 203-221-2664 or email us at

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