AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #25-13 dated 25 June 2013

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Section IV - Books, Obituaries and Coming Events



Coming Educational Events

Current Calendar New and/or Next Two Months ONLY


CIA Launches Newly Redesigned, Enhanced Website

CIA New Website for 2013

This week, the CIA introduced a significant redesign of its public website, The changes are aimed at making the content easier to access.

As you explore the new, we would like to highlight a few noteworthy enhancements:

Homepage Slider - At the top of the homepage, you will find a selection of rotating featured information. This section will be updated routinely to highlight information and stories the CIA believes is most informative and interesting for you.

Video Center - Found under the Library section, the Video Center features many of CIA's most popular videos all on one page for viewing without having to leave [Read more:]
Click on image above to view website.

Spies Like Them: The NSA's National Cryptologic Museum Is an Open Secret

[Proposed New Entrance]

Plan a Visit This Summer

The museum conveys a simple message, similar to the one NSA director Keith Alexander and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have been trying to push since the details of the agency's PRISM program came to light:

"Knowing what their enemies are saying
has enabled the good guys in history
to prevail over the bad."

More than that, though, the National Cryptologic Museum is a memorial of sorts, a public recognition of the work done by legions of cryptologists who toiled in state-mandated anonymity.

"To commemorate the men and women of American cryptology, uniformed and civilian, who, unknown to the public, and often their families, served their country and the free world, constituting what is truly America's silent service," reads a plaque installed at the museum's opening two decades ago. [from article by Martin Austermuhle in Washington City Paper]

Read more 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.

Georgetown University Press features for AFIO members:

Intelligence Elsewhere: Spies and Espionage Outside the Anglosphere by Philip H. J. Davies and Kristian C. Gustafson, Editors; paperback, $34.95

Evolving Iran: An Introduction to Politics and Problems in the Islamic Republic by Barbara Ann Rieffer-Flanagan; paperback, $26.95

The Ethics of Interrogation: Professional Responsibility in an Age of Terror by Paul Lauritzen; paperback, $26.95

SPYING IN AMERICA: Espionage from the Revolutionary War to the Dawn of the Cold War by Michael J. Sulick, former CIA chief of CI and Director, National Clandestine Service; hardcover, $26.95

And the second volume coming in October, as follows: AMERICAN SPIES: Espionage against the United States from the Cold War to the Present; hardcover, $26.95

Members of AFIO receive a 30% discount on any of the above titles or other titles placed on the Georgetown University Press website at this link or by calling 800.537.5487. Use the discount code: TO1.

Visiting Washington, DC? Do not miss the International Spy Museum...
International Spy Museum


U.S. Charges Snowden with Espionage. Federal prosecutors have filed a criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of documents about top-secret surveillance programs, and the United States has asked Hong Kong to detain him on a provisional arrest warrant, according to U.S. officials.

Snowden was charged with theft, "unauthorized communication of national defense information" and "willful communication of classified communications intelligence information to an unauthorized person," according to the complaint. The last two charges were brought under the 1917 Espionage Act.

The complaint, which initially was sealed, was filed in the Eastern District of Virginia, a jurisdiction where Snowden�s former employer, Booz Allen Hamilton, is headquartered and a district with a long track record of prosecuting cases with national security implications. After the Washington Post reported the charges, senior administration officials said late Friday that the Justice Department was barraged with calls from lawmakers and reporters and decided to unseal the criminal complaint.

A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment. [Read more: WashingtonPost/21June2013]

Construction of Intelligence Campus in Bethesda Underway. You wouldn't know it driving down Sangamore Road in Bethesda, but high on a bluff, overlooking the Potomac River and tucked behind tall trees, is the 30-acre Intelligence Community Campus.

On Thursday, the Montgomery County Planning Board heard the latest on the construction plans on the site, a federal facility that is being retrofitted by the Defense Intelligence Agency and the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

The plans were submitted voluntarily to the board, which made 11 recommendations that will be sent to the National Capitol Parks Commission. One recommendation is to ensure that all of the glass being used would be treated to deter birds, who often fly into glass windows, injuring or even killing themselves. Other recommendations were to use permeable pavements on all pedestrian paths and try to capture more storm runoff.

Thursday's discussion centered on one building, the Centrum building, on the south campus. The footprint of that building will be 40,470 square feet, according to documents, and will have environmentally friendly design elements, such as a green roof. [Read more: Blum/]

Sudan Ex-Intelligence Boss Faces Coup Charges. Sudan's once-powerful intelligence chief has been charged with plotting against the state and could face the death penalty, his lawyer said on Monday as he tries to get the charges withdrawn.

Mr. Salah Gosh has been detained since November in connection with the alleged coup plot against the 24-year regime of President Omar Al-Bashir.

The ex-spymaster was charged several days ago under the criminal code and anti-terrorism law for his alleged role in the conspiracy, the lawyer, Ali Al-Saeed, said.

"We believe he is not guilty of all these charges," said Al-Saeed.

He is seeking to have the charges thrown out before the case goes to trial.

Mr. Gosh headed Sudan's national intelligence service for about a decade until Bashir replaced him in 2009. [Read more: AFP/24June2013]

Google Asks Intelligence Court to Let It Release Data. Google Inc. (GOOG) urged the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for permission to publish the aggregate numbers and scope of national security requests it receives from the U.S. government.

The filing with the secret court, which issues warrants for collecting foreign intelligence inside the U.S., is the latest effort by Google to ease restrictions on disclosing the information the government has asked for under the surveillance program code-named Prism.

Google, along with other technology companies, including Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc., is seeking greater latitude to disclose information about the government requests for user data collected by intelligence agencies.

"We have long pushed for transparency so users can better understand the extent to which governments request their data - and Google was the first company to release numbers for National Security Letters," Niki Fenwick, a spokeswoman for Google in Washington, said in an e-mail. To promote greater transparency, the company is seeking "to publish aggregate numbers of national security requests, including FISA disclosures, separately," she said.

Google is seeking a declaration from the court that would allow it to release the statistics without violating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, according to the filing, which was provided by Google. [Read more: Forden/Bloomberg/19June2013]

Mossad Reportedly Supplying Ankara with Intelligence. The head of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency, Tamir Pardo, met secretly with the Turkish intelligence agency's undersecretary, Hakan Fidan, on June 10 in Ankara, with Syria, Iran and the Gezi Park protests on the agenda, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported Wednesday. Pardo claimed to have information that Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Syrian intelligence were working against Turkey. Fidan and Pardo reportedly discussed the ongoing protests in Turkey that started in opposition to a development project in Istanbul's Taksim Gezi Park and have spread to other parts of the country. The two intelligence officials discussed the "possible influence of the intelligence organizations of regional countries on the Gezi Park protests in Turkey." []

Czech President Mulls Technocratic Cabinet After Spy Scandal. Czech President Milos Zeman is considering an interim technocratic Cabinet to replace the three-party coalition brought down by a scandal over illegal spying and graft charges.

"A government of experts" is a realistic option, Zeman said on state radio yesterday. The president, a critic of the administration of Prime Minister Petr Necas who resigned June 17, said that he had pledged to end the rule of Necas's Cabinet. Zeman has the sole right to pick the next premier and will announce his decision tomorrow. 

"I have made up my mind in principle and my decision won't disappoint my voters," said Zeman, the Czech Republic's first directly elected head of state, adding he was considering four people as the possible leaders of a technocratic Cabinet. "A government of experts, as a replacement of the current ruling coalition, may stay only until early elections. This combination can't be at all ruled out."

Necas was forced to resign after the scandal reached his closest advisers. The parties in his three-way coalition proposed Parliament Speaker Miroslava Nemcova as the next premier as they maneuver to prevent an early election sought by the poll-leading Social Democrats. The main opposition party has pledged higher taxes and more state spending to revive the $217 billion economy currently mired in a record-long recession. [Read more: Laca/Bloomberg/24June2013]

In South Korea, Spy Agency Is the Leaker. As Edward Snowden knows better than anyone, intelligence agencies are usually tasked with keeping, rather than divulging, secrets. But the National Intelligence Service, South Korea's spy agency, has triggered an unholy political row after disclosing a classified transcript of the 2007 inter-Korean summit.

For months, ruling conservative New Frontier Party lawmakers have been on the warpath over allegations that former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun agreed with then North Korean leader Kim Jong Il at the meeting to revise the western sea border, known as the Northern Limit Line.

Pyongyang has long rejected the maritime border, which was drawn up in the closing days of the Korean War by the United Nations command. The border has been the site of a series of bloody clashes between the two Koreas in 1999, 2002 and 2009.

On Tuesday, major South Korean media published the full transcript of the 2007 dialogue between Mr. Roh and Mr. Kim after it was provided by the NIS. [Read more: Jun/WallStreetJournal/25June2013]

Brazil Intelligence Agency Monitors Social Networks. The Brazilian Intelligence Agency (ABIN) began to monitor social networking sites on 700 subjects, defined by the agency, in order to keep the government informed about demonstrations and organized movements in the country.

ABIN is not the first intelligence agency in the world to create a system of monitoring Internet networks.

According to information from Brazilian media, the initiative came after the security agencies of the country failed to alert President Dilma Rousseff about the protests that resulted in violent scenes around Brazil, including the invasion of Congress.

Thus, to prevent any future unpredicted aggressions ABIN created a monitoring system called Mosaic, which filters the posts on community networks.

Last week, ABIN tracked plans for demonstrations in front of the Presidential Palace. As a result, protective bars have been installed to secure the facilities.

The follow-up, according to sources of the Agency, is not intended to spy on mobilization of protesters or their organizers. [Read more: Harris/Imassera/25June2013]

CIA, NSA See Benefits in Double-Barreled Approach to the Cloud. The intelligence community is looking to avoid a "tyranny of one" in its strategy for contracting cloud computing services, according to Gus Hunt, CTO of the Central Intelligence Agency. Instead, taking a multi-vendor approach will help speed up access to computer resources, avoid vendor lock-in, he said.

"A long time ago, we learned [that] if we have one provider for everything, people tend not to act in our best interest," Hunt said, describing the intelligence community's desire to have freedom to move from one cloud provider to another as the situation warrants.

"Having that flexibility will require deeper interoperability between vendors, a goal that can be best achieved by industry adherence to open data standards," Hunt said June 19 during a session at an AFCEA Emerging Technologies Symposium in Washington, D.C.

The intelligence community has a two-cloud strategy in which the National Security Agency is building an OpenStack secure cloud computing system for the entire intelligence community, while the CIA is looking to tap the resources of a commercial provider to give analysts access to compute resources and the ability to process large data sets. [Read more: Yasin/GCN/25June2013]

Husband and Wife Charged with Espionage Do Not Deny Links with Russian Intelligence. The lawyers of Andreas and Heidrun Anschlag, a German couple standing trial as Russian spies, have not denied that their clients were linked with the Russian intelligence services in their final speeches during the trial in the Stuttgart State Court.

The couple who had been living in Germany under aliases with Austrian passports were detained in October 2011. They have been in custody ever since. 

Official charges of illegal cooperation with a foreign intelligence service were brought against them in September 2012.

On Tuesday, lawyer Horst-Dieter Poetschke, who represented Andreas Anschlag, noted in court that many countries were engaged in espionage. [Read more: Rapsi/25June2013]

FBI Investigation of Petraeus Continues. The FBI continues to investigate former CIA director David Petraeus who was forced to resign after admitting last fall to an extramarital affair.

Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledged the ongoing probe during a little-noticed exchange last month with Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican and member of the House Judiciary Committee.

Robert Barnett, Petraeus' lawyer, said he had no comment about the investigation. [Read more: VandenBrook/USAToday/25June2013]


Booz Allen, the World's Most Profitable Spy Organization. In 1940, a year before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Navy began to think about what a war with Germany would look like. The admirals worried in particular about the Kriegsmarine's fleet of U-boats, which were preying on Allied shipping and proving impossible to find, much less sink. Stymied, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox turned to Booz, Fry, Allen & Hamilton, a consulting firm in Chicago whose best-known clients were Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT) and Montgomery Ward. The firm had effectively invented management consulting, deploying whiz kids from top schools as analysts and acumen-for-hire to corporate clients. Working with the Navy's own planners, Booz consultants developed a special sensor system that could track the U-boats' brief-burst radio communications and helped design an attack strategy around it. With its aid, the Allies by war's end had sunk or crippled most of the German submarine fleet.

That project was the start of a long collaboration. As the Cold War set in, intensified, thawed, and was supplanted by global terrorism in the minds of national security strategists, the firm, now called Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH), focused more and more on government work. In 2008 it split off its less lucrative commercial consulting arm - under the name Booz & Co. - and became a pure government contractor, publicly traded and majority-owned by private equity firm Carlyle Group (CG). In the fiscal year ended in March 2013, Booz Allen Hamilton reported $5.76 billion in revenue, 99 percent of which came from government contracts, and $219 million in net income. Almost a quarter of its revenue - $1.3 billion - was from major U.S. intelligence agencies. Along with competitors such as Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), CACI, and BAE Systems (BAESY), the McLean (Va.)-based firm is a prime beneficiary of an explosion in government spending on intelligence contractors over the past decade. About 70 percent of the 2013 U.S. intelligence budget is contracted out, according to a Bloomberg Industries analysis; the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) says almost a fifth of intelligence personnel work in the private sector.

It's safe to say that most Americans, if they'd heard of Booz Allen at all, had no idea how huge a role it plays in the U.S. intelligence infrastructure. They do now. [Read more: Businessweek/20June2013]

CIA Launches Redesigned Website, Enhanced Online Features. This week, the CIA introduces a significant redesign of its public website, The changes are aimed at making the content easier to access.

As you explore the new, we would like to highlight a few noteworthy enhancements:

Homepage Slider - At the top of the homepage, you will find a selection of rotating featured information. This section will be updated routinely to highlight information and stories the CIA believes is most informative and interesting for you.

Video Center - Found under the Library section, the Video Center features many of CIA's most popular videos all on one page for viewing without having to leave [Read more:]

Meet the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The 11 judges on the panel are selected from the pool of sitting federal judges by the chief justice of the United States. Members serve staggered terms of up to seven years, and at least three must live in the Washington area. [Read more: WashingtonPost/25June2013]

Intelligence Analyst Competes for Best of the Best. With 14 years of experience Sgt. 1st Class Sean McClenachan brings knowledge, leadership and unbridled determination to the 2013 Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition. He started his Army Reserve career as a private, battling his way up the ranks to become a leader, and now a competitor soldiers can rely on.

McClenachan, an intelligence analyst assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Command, Military Intelligence Readiness Command, Fort Belvoir, Va., also served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, said that while he was living in New Jersey he served as a noncommissioned officer for his unit in Maryland and did not make enough money to warrant the long drive. However, he felt compelled to be there for his troops and complete the mission.

"I didn't get paid to travel but I knew soldiers relied on some of the things I could provide for them on battle assembly weekends," said McClenachan. "You have to drive on."

Outside of working at the reserve unit, McClenachan has been training hard to stay physically fit using a variety of exercises six days a week, even working out at a local dojo.

"I have incorporated a ruck march into my PT, and I incorporated combatives as best I could," said McClenachan. "The Fort Belvoir dojo trainers, prepared me as best the could with the limited amount of time I had to work with them."

McClenachan said there were days leading up to the completion when he would do a heavy workout in the morning and then run three to four miles in the 90-degree heat wearing full uniform and boots in order to prepare for the austere conditions he might face during this competition.

"There are nine mystery events; so who knows what to expect." said McClenachan. [Read more: Shackelford/DVIDS/25June2013]

Not Just Science Nerds: Unpublicized Speech Reveals Glimpse into Canada's Shadowy Eavesdropping Agency. According to geek-laden lore, Canada's top-secret eavesdropping agency was once staffed by such a crew of oddball science nerds that one intelligence analyst cut her hair at her desk.

Another built a chicken-wire enclosure around his work area to keep other people away.

And there was a popular joke among the codebreakers and computer wizards of Communications Security Establishment Canada. How do you tell an extrovert at CSEC? He's the one looking at the tops of other people's shoes, not his own.

The more than 2,000 staffers of the electronic spy service headquartered in Ottawa's south end are generally forbidden from discussing their highly sensitive pursuit of foreign intelligence.

The agency barely even commented amid the frenzy of public concern about leaks from one of its key allies - the U.S. National Security Agency - that revealed NSA access to a huge volume of phone calls and emails, raising basic questions about privacy.

But one of CSEC's senior members opened the blinds a crack in an unpublicized speech a few years ago - providing a rare glimpse of the modern intelligence analyst at the shadowy agency. [Read more: Bronskill/CanadianPress/24June2013]

Empty Seat Deepens a Mystery in Moscow. Seat 17A was empty on Monday afternoon as Aeroflot Flight 150 took off from a Moscow airport. But most seats around it were filled. 

Dozens of journalists had scrambled to book seats at the last minute, certain they were a half step from the most sought-after interview in the world: Edward J. Snowden, who was widely reported by Russian news agencies to have booked Seat 17A. But as the plane taxied from the gate, a reporter from The Associated Press published a photograph of the empty seat, and the situation became abundantly clear.

It seemed that a stream of reports from unnamed Russian officials, disseminated over Russian news agencies, had been an exuberant deception, throwing up a cloud of dust while Mr. Snowden quietly evaded the United States government. At nightfall, it was impossible to say with certainty where Mr. Snowden was.

By contrast, everyone knew where half of the Moscow press corps was: halfway to Havana, on one of the few regular Russian flights that does not serve alcohol. It was the kind of plan that the F.S.B., and the K.G.B. before it, would describe as a "special operation." And somewhere in Moscow, it was clear, someone was laughing.

"When the president is a former spy, from time to time in this country they organize spy games, the Spy Olympic Games, and they have fun," the novelist Victor Erofeyev said on Monday evening. "We are people from outside, who don't understand how fun it is to put all the journalists on a plane and send them to Havana. They are having the greatest dinner tonight." [Read more: NYTimes/24June2013]


Firm That Did Background Check on Snowden is Under Investigation. There are many issues with the way the government conducts security background checks for federal employees and contractors - including questions about Edward Snowden's background investigation.

Snowden, the former CIA employee and National Security Agency contractor, has admitted supplying classified information to The Washington Post and the Guardian news organization in Britain. That information concerns the massive collection of telephonic and electronic data of Americans and others.

However disturbing those programs might be, it is also troubling to learn about long-standing problems with background checks revealed at a Senate hearing Thursday - particularly problems related to someone who has exposed classified information. It was a joint hearing of two Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittees - the subcommittee on the efficiency and effectiveness of federal programs and the federal workforce and the subcommittee on financial and contracting oversight.

Patrick E. McFarland, inspector general for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), told the hearing "we do believe there may be some problems" with the reinvestigation of Snowden in 2011.

"We cannot speak to Mr. Snowden specifically," Susan L. Ruge, an associate counsel to the inspector general, said after the hearing. "However, periodic reinvestigations are standard practice in the U.S. government."

USIS is a private company based in Falls Church that has done, under contract to OPM, a large portion of the background inquiries, including Snowden's reinvestigation. USIS, itself, is under investigation. [Read more: Davidson/WashingtonPost/20June2013]

Let's Outsource Domestic Spying to China. Shortly after witnessing the horrors of 9/11, I was upset when a domestic surveillance program was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge. At the time, I posed reasons why Beijing should pick up the slack. in China. Let me warn you...when I'm upset I oft resort to humor.

The first reason is that our Asian friends already have the opportunity to do it for Cuba! Yes, China operates a super-secret complex that eavesdrops on our satellite-based military transmissions, the messages contained in our home and business faxes and e-mails...even our cell phone transmissions. I shudder when I think that the Chinese may know what pizza toppings l like, for I order a home-delivered special every Friday on my cell phone.

CIA agents in Cuba grew suspicious when large numbers of names like Yang Chow and Yo-Yo Qian booked into hotels in Havana in the late 1990s. Sure enough, shortly thereafter a Chinese electronic espionage facility sprang up. In return, Beijing gave Castro electronic countermeasures to block Radio Marti from carrying pro-U.S. Radio~Miami and TV broadcasts into Cuba from Miami.

At the time, I was upset when the ACLU's lawsuit handcuffed America's intelligence services in their attempts to ferret out die hard radical Islamic sleeper cells lurking inside our borders...I remember visualizing people jumping off the tops of the Twin Towers...wondering what they were feeling as they flew toward the pavement far below. The National Security Agency's (NSA) interception of billions of e-mail, fax, cell phone, i-Pod...whatever airborne messages...seemed like a personal security blanket that kept Americans out of harm's way and guaranteed their future liberty. [Read more: Morton/OSINTDaily/21June2013]

Section IV - Books, Obituaries and Coming Events


Book Review by Joe Goulden: No Way Back for author Andrew Gross. Given their lack of legal standing to launch libel actions, America's intelligence and law enforcement agencies are a lush target for hack writers who concoct outlandish schemes involving nefarious agents and officials.

In this genre of books, casual murders by the CIA is a given, as is its penchant for betraying its own officers and maintaining millions of dollars in illicit offshore accounts. The FBI? An aggregation of arrogant (and ignorant) drones in dark suits and crewcuts who lord over local police and use savage interrogation techniques that would gag the Marquis de Sade.

So perhaps it was inevitable that a relatively new federal agency, the Department of Homeland Security, should fall victim to a trash writer, with sins far more dire than requiring graying grannies to doff their orthopedic shoes at airline security checkpoints. In No Way Back, DHS, through its adjunct, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), has chosen to give a powerful Mexican drug cartel the guns it needs to destroy a competitor.

To be sure, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been under fire lately because of Operation Fast and Furious, in which firearms were sold to known drug dealers in the hope that agents could trace how they were circulated in Mexico. Fast and Furious went horribly awry when one of those weapons was used to kill an American border agent. [Read more: Goulden/WashingtonTimes/21June2013]

Ex-Soviet Era Spy Chief Writes Landmark Book on "Disinformation". The highest-ranking Soviet bloc intelligence official ever to defect to the West, Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa is at it again. A quarter century ago, in his international bestseller Red Horizons, Pacepa exposed the massive crimes and corruption of his former boss, Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu, giving the dictator a nervous breakdown and inspiring him to send assassination squads to the U.S. to find his former spy chief and kill him. They failed. On Christmas Day 1989, Ceausescu was executed by his own people at the end of a trial whose accusations came almost word-for-word out of Red Horizons.

Still living undercover in the United States, the man credited by the CIA as the only person in the Western world who single-handedly demolished an entire enemy espionage service - the one he himself managed - takes aim at an even bigger target: the exotic, widely misunderstood but still astonishingly influential realm of the Russian-born "science" of disinformation.

Today, WND Books released nationally Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism. In it, Pacepa, along with his co-author, historian and law professor Ronald Rychlak, exposes some of the most consequential yet largely unknown disinformation campaigns of our lifetime.

"This remarkable book will change the way you look at intelligence, foreign affairs, the press, and much else besides," says R. James Woolsey, former Director of Central Intelligence, who wrote the book's introduction. [Read more: WND/25June2013]


Austin Goodrich. You never know who might be a CIA agent. That was the case with Austin Goodrich of Port Washington.

While Goodrich was overseas during the Cold War under cover as a CBS News freelance reporter and writer, almost everyone was in the dark about what he really was doing there - working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and recruiting disenchanted communists to help the other side.

"Even his children from his first marriage who were living with him as he was traveling through Europe on assignments and so forth had no idea their father was with the CIA," said his widow, Mona A. Goodrich. "They thought he was a reporter. His wife knew, but that was it. His parents did not know. No one else knew, except the men he worked with."

Austin Goodrich died June 9. He was 87.

According to his official death notice, Goodrich was drawn to the CIA after serving in the U.S. Army's "Blackhawks" 86th Infantry Division in World War II and seeing close-up "what happens in a world without democracy."

Goodrich, a native of Battle Creek, Mich., joined the CIA after graduating from the University of Michigan in 1949. His CIA career took him to Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, Germany and Thailand.

He met his first wife, Eva Rosenberg Goodrich, while on his first assignment at the University of Olso's summer school. They later divorced, and she died in 1998.

Goodrich established himself as a freelance reporter, working for CBS News, Radio Sweden and the International Herald Tribune sports desk. He also wrote books, both during his career and in retirement.

Fluent in both Norwegian and Swedish and versed in other European languages as well, he used his conversational skills to help persuade Communist Party members who felt betrayed by corrupt leadership to work with the CIA.

He retired in 1976 - the same year news broke that Goodrich had been employed by the CIA, and a U.S. Senate Committee reported that the CIA had covert relationships with about 50 American journalists. U.S. news media generally oppose the use of reporters by intelligence agencies because it could undermine the credibility of journalists.

Mona Goodrich said she couldn't recall her husband commenting on that controversial aspect of his work.

"What I remember him saying is that it was a great cover because it allowed you into places that normally you might not be able to get into," she said.

Upon his retirement, Goodrich was awarded the Intelligence Medal of Merit by George H.W. Bush, who was then the head of the CIA. A statement accompanying the certificate called Goodrich "a dedicated officer with an enviable record of recruitments."

"Mr. Goodrich's multilingual abilities, extensive area of knowledge and operational finesse were evident in the increasingly responsible positions he held in Headquarters and overseas," the certificate states.

After retiring from full-time service, he worked on a contract basis for the CIA. He moved to Wisconsin in 1990, where he returned to writing and married Mona Goodrich.

Among his works were Recollection of a Gravel-Clutcher, Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul in 1997; Born to Spy, Recollections of a CIA Case Officer, in 2004; and Hot War, Cold War & Beyond, Tales from the Trenches of the 20th Century in 2011.

Goodrich, who was suffering from Alzheimer's disease at the time of his death, also cherished his fellowship with military veterans, and members of the Blackhawks division in particular, the family said.

In addition to his wife, Goodrich is survived by five children: Sammy Goodrich, Port Washington; Timothy L. "Timo" Goodrich, Chicago; Austin J. Goodrich, San Jose; Kristina "Tina" Goodrich, Potomac Falls, Va; and Britt V. Weaver, Vienna, Va. He also is survived by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial gathering and service will be held in the northeast corner of Upper Lake Park in Port Washington, on Aug. 2, starting at 5 p.m. Goodrich will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. [Gores/JournalSentinal/22June2013]

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.

25 - 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 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.

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 book signing 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

Wednesday, 10 July 2013, noon-1:15 p.m. - Washington, DC - Global Terrorism, Espionage, and Cyber Security monthly update by David Major

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.

For more information please visit or RSVP to or call (240) 281-1627

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

Monday, 16 September 2013, 5:30 - 8 pm - New York, NY - "Putin's Russia" featuring KGB Maj Gen Oleg D. Kalugin, addressing AFIO NY Metro Chapter

Maj. Gen. Oleg Kalugin was one of the youngest generals in the history of the KGB, and his intelligence career spanned the better part of the Cold War. As deputy resident at the Soviet embassy in Washington, DC, he oversaw Moscow's spy network in the United States, and as head of KGB foreign counter-intelligence, he directed several Soviet covert actions against the West. In his memoirs, Spymaster, KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin (Ret.) provided an unparalleled look at the inner workings of Moscow's famed spy agency. Join Kalugin to hear firsthand of his assessment of how Russia and its intelligence organs have fared under Russian president Vladimir Putin, including the death of Russian intelligence defector Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006, up to the present quandary dealing with the Edward Snowden leaker affair.
Location:  Society of Illustrators Building  128 East 63rd Street (between Park Ave and Lexington Avenue). 
Times:  Registration starts at 5:30 PM with 6 PM meeting start. 
Fee: $50/pp - advanced registration required at or call 646-717-3776.

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