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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Luxembourg's Juncker Resigns as Spy Scandal Fells Government. The Luxembourg government resigned on Thursday, brought down by a spying and corruption scandal that shook the tiny country better known for wealthy bankers than political intrigue.
Jean-Claude Juncker, prime minister since 1995 and the European Union's longest serving government chief, tendered his resignation to Grand Duke Henri, the royal head of state who himself has been implicated in media reports of espionage.
The government was forced to resign after junior coalition partners withdraw their support in protest at Juncker's apparent failure to rein in a secret service spiraling out of control. Juncker has proposed holding a general election in October, seven months ahead of schedule.
The catalyst for the resignation was a parliamentary inquiry published last week that said Luxembourg's security agency illegally bugged politicians and members of the public, purchased cars for private use and took payments and favors in exchange for access to influential officials. [Read more: Reuters/11July2013]
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Stepping Down to Run UC System. Janet Napolitano, who as President Obama's homeland security secretary has one of the broadest and most challenging portfolios of any Cabinet member, announced Friday that she is stepping down to become president of the University of California system.
Napolitano has been a central figure in the debates over immigration and counterterrorism policies while also managing the government's response to tornadoes, hurricanes and other natural disasters.
Her resignation comes at a critical time for the Obama administration, as Congress debates a controversial bill to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. Napolitano's departure has been in the works for several months, and she plans to leave her post in early September, according to two administration officials. [Read more: WashingtonPost/12July2013]
Russia Wants to Exchange Spies Jailed in Germany. Moscow wants to exchange a married couple of Russian spies jailed this month in Germany for at least one convict jailed in Russia on charges of spying for the West, a report said Monday.
Russia's Kommersant newspaper said that the Russian secret services wanted to bring the pair - known only by their code names Andreas and Heidrun Anschlag - back home to Russia after decades as "sleepers" in Germany.
In a Cold War-style exchange, Moscow would simultaneously hand over to the West at least one spy convicted of passing secrets to Berlin or its allies, the paper said.
"The process of consultations (with Germany) on a possible exchange was started only recently, after their conviction" on July 2, a Russian security source told the paper.
"We will get our guys out of there," the source added. [Read more: AFP/15July2013]
Email Account of Former CIO of Intelligence Agency Hacked. The former deputy CIO tasked with managing the U.S. Department of Defense's foreign military intelligence efforts has had his personal email account hacked, according to Gawker.
Roy Apseloff, who before retiring last month also carried the title of vice deputy director for information management for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), was reportedly exposed by "Guccifer," a hacker who has claimed to have previously hijacked the email accounts of the Bush family in February.
The news of Apseloff being hacked surfaced on Thursday when Gawker published email exchanges, scantily-clad photos from female acquaintances and other personal photos that Guccifer submitted to the media outlet.
In addition to the communications, Guccifer shared other documents stolen from Apseloff's hacked computer, like an appraisal of his home and work-related emails where he admits to a friend that his agency was "very involved" in the WikiLeaks affair, and had to beef up its network to "prevent something like that from happening to [them]." [Read more: Walker/SCMagazine/11July2013]
Intelligence Community Backs Off Information Sharing. A recent solicitation issued by the Defense Intelligence Agency suggests the intelligence community has started to back away from developing a common technology architecture to foster information sharing -- a concept officials touted in February prior to revelations that National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden was leaking top secret information to the press.
The Intelligence and National Security Alliance, a government and industry group, released a white paper on Feb. 11 based on input for development of a new intelligence community IT environment based on input from the chief information officers of the 16 intelligence agencies. It emphasized a common environment to enhance information sharing.
The paper, titled "Doing in Common What is Commonly Done," said the intelligence community has embarked on "a significant IT transformation . . . [which] focuses on enabling greater integration, information sharing, and information safeguarding through a common IC IT approach that proposes to improve mission and business processes, and substantially reduce costs." [Read more: Brewin/Nextgov/15July2013]
Dunkirk Man Inducted into Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Hall of Fame. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency inducted Mel Wagner of Dunkirk into its Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the agency's headquarters in Springfield, Va.
Wagner is employed part time with TRIAM LLC in Sterling, Va. He joins an illustrious group of influential players in the United States' complicated, highly technical and analytical world of intelligence, a press release states.
Among many accomplishments, his leadership role in the Commercial Joint Mapping Toolkit (CJMTK) program changed the way the Department of Defense conducts business, according to the release.
Wagner's career spanned 37 years as a government employee with NGA, and an additional 10 years supporting the CJMTK program as a contractor for NGA. [Read more: SoMdNews/10July2013]
Lebanese Officials Say CIA Warned Them of Imminent al Qaida Attack on Hezbollah. The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency warned Lebanese officials last week that al Qaida-linked groups are planning a campaign of bombings that will target Beirut's Hezbollah-dominated southern suburbs as well as other political targets associated with the group or its allies in Syria, Lebanese officials said Monday.
The unusual warning - U.S. government officials are barred from directly contacting Hezbollah, which the U.S. has designated an international terrorist organization - was passed from the CIA's Beirut station chief to several Lebanese security and intelligence officials in a meeting late last week with the understanding that it would be passed to Hezbollah, Lebanese officials said.
Hezbollah officials acknowledged the warning and took steps to tighten security in the southern suburbs that are known locally as Dahiya.
"Yes, a warning came from the CIA," said a Hezbollah internal security commander who spoke on the condition that he not be identified because he was not authorized to talk to reporters. "They passed us this information through the mukhabarat (military intelligence), but we had our own information about the bombs." [Read more: Prothero/McClatchy/15July2013]
The Spy Who Drugged Me: CSIS Warns Travelling Officials of Dangers Abroad. Canada's spy agency has quietly warned travelling government officials they might be drugged, kidnapped, or blackmailed after being enticed into a sexual "honey trap" by an attractive stranger.
Foreign intelligence services see federal employees - and the proprietary information they carry - as prized targets, and precautions must be taken to prevent the pilfering of secret files, says the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
The threat has prompted Canada's intelligence agency to prepare a special guide advising Canadian officials to be wary of saying too much around taxi drivers, letting a laptop computer out of their sight or even stashing confidential material in a hotel safe.
A copy of the 2012 intelligence agency publication, Far From Home: A Travel Security Guide for Government Officials, was obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act.
Espionage is at a level equal to that seen during the Cold War, and Canada is a leader in technology, energy and other economic sectors, Dick Fadden, then head of the government agency, says in a foreword to the guide.
"We also have prized political connections owing to our close relationship with the United States and to our membership in important international bodies," writes Fadden, who recently became deputy defence minister. "We are a valued target in the eyes of intelligence agencies." [Read more: CanadianPress/ see also here 14July2013]
Lawmakers Scrutinize Battlefield Intel System. Lawmakers are demanding more information from the U.S. Defense Department about its battlefield intelligence system.
House and Senate panels singled out the program, known as the Distributed Common Ground System, in reports accompanying their versions of the 2014 defense authorization bill. The legislation sets policy goals and spending targets for the year beginning Oct. 1.
The Senate Armed Services Committee asked for an independent assessment of the Army's version of the program and voted to temporarily withhold some of the funding the service requested for the effort. The House's counterpart panel wants to know how the services plan to finish developing and fielding the system.
The program "has been under development and deployment for a number of years, and the cost, schedule and requirements continue to grow without keeping pace with the demands of the users or the current state of the art in technology," House members wrote in their report.
The House in June approved the language in the bill, officially called the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA. The Senate hasn't yet voted on the measure. [Read more: McGarry/DODBuzz/15July2013]
Ex-CIA Chief Calls for Better Protection of US Energy Facilities. US energy firms and government officials should be more concerned with physically protecting domestic facilities from attacks than lining up supplies, former Central Intelligence Agency Director R. James Woolsey maintained.
Electric power generation and distribution systems look particularly vulnerable, Woolsey said in wide-ranging remarks July 7 at Johns Hopkins University's School for Advanced International Studies.
But oil and gas facilities also could be targets, with refineries at greater risk than pipelines and production operations, said Woolsey, who was CIA director during the Clinton administration and now is a venture partner with Lux Capital management.
He said federal and local officials became concerned following an incident on Apr. 16 - a day after the Boston Marathon bombings - where several individuals in San Jose, Calif., were observed shooting at power pole transformers in the middle of the night.
Authorities there later found that other people had lifted a manhole cover and reached telephone landlines beneath a street at about the same time, Woolsey said. "These apparently weren't teenagers who had grabbed their fathers' rifles for some late night fun," he added. "They had something more serious in mind." [Read more: Snow/Oil&GasJournal/15July2013]
Spy Agencies Look for Tools to Automate Enforcement of Two-Man-Rule for Access. The intelligence community is tapping cloud security company HyTrust to help automate enforcement of the two-man rule for administrative access to sensitive data in the wake of recent revelations about domestic spying.
The rule requires two people with separate sets of credentials for access to sensitive resources, an idea that is gaining attention since the disclosure of intelligence records by National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
The move comes in the form of a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel, the Intel community's investment firm that funds commercialization of technology in demand by agencies. The deal is intended to speed deployment of HyTrust products by agencies to automate management controls in virtual environments, and to fund enhancements to the technology, said HyTrust president Eric Chiu.
Although the enhancements will be commercially available and are expected to appear in products within the next six to 12 months, Chiu would not say what they are. He described them as refinements to existing capabilities rather than development of new technology.
"Intelligence needs for the most part match the commercial sector's needs," he said. "But there are some additional needs." [Read more: Jackson/GCN/15July2013]
Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE
Spring 2013 Edition of Studies in Intelligence Marks 10-Year Anniversary of Noted Book Critic. With the publication of the spring 2013 Studies in Intelligence, the journal marks a singular anniversary - a decade of book reviews by Hayden Peake, the curator of the CIA's Historical Intelligence Collection of Literature [who also is a contributing editor for AFIO's Intelligencer journal].
During the past 10 years, Peake - a retired officer of the Directorates of Operations (now the National Clandestine Service) and Science and Technology - has reviewed some 800 books on intelligence. Peake's book reviews, as well as those by others in the Agency, Intelligence Community and academe are among the most frequently consulted portions of the journal.
This edition of the Studies in Intelligence included 18 new book reviews from Peake, five reviews by other authors and two articles. [Read more: CIA.gov/20June2013]
A Close Bond: How the CIA Exploited 007 for Gadget Ideas and Public Relations. The real-life CIA copied outlandish gadgets from Goldfinger and From Russia With Love, according to a University of Warwick analysis of declassified letters and interviews revealing the bond between Ian Fleming and Allen Dulles.
However the relationship between the former CIA director and the spy thriller writer went far deeper than raiding the novels for technological inspiration.
Through Dulles, the agency actively leaned on the British author to paint it in more positive light at a time when US film-makers, authors and journalists were silent about the activities of the CIA, fearful to even mention it by name.
Dr Christopher Moran from the University of Warwick has trawled through declassified letters and media reports from the 1950 and 60s for the study, Ian Fleming and the Public Profile of the CIA, published in the Journal of Cold War Studies.
He said: "There was a surprising two-way influence between the CIA and the James Bond novels during the Cold War, stemming from the mutual admiration between Allen Dulles and Ian Fleming. [Read more: ScienceDaily/16July2013]
Little Appetite in DC to Attack Leak-Besieged Intelligence Chief, Despite 'Erroneous' Remark. As the director of national intelligence, James Clapper has told Congress that the regime of Moammar Gadhafi would likely prevail in Libya, that Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood party was "largely secular," and that the National Security Agency doesn't collect data on millions of Americans.
Gadhafi ended up killed by Libyan rebel forces - though U.N. and U.S. intervention was key to that - and the Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi quickly moved to install ultra-conservative Islamists into top positions when he became Egypt's president against the will of the voters. To some, Clapper's latest misstep may have dented trust in the chief intelligence officer despite public assurances of support from the White House and key members of Congress.
Clapper acknowledged he misspoke when he told the Senate Intelligence Committee in March that U.S. spies do not gather data on Americans - something NSA leaker Edward Snowden revealed as false by releasing documents showing the NSA collects millions of Americans' metadata from phone records showing who they called and for how long, as well as some Internet traffic.
"Clapper is probably job secure for now because (Capitol) Hill is not calling for his removal," said Bruce Riedel, a former CIA officer and adviser to the Obama White House who heads the Brookings Intelligence Project research group. "But he now has an unfortunate record. Another misstatement, and he will be a liability." [Read more: AP/12July2013] [Comment: Being in an intel job which demands frequent public comments and open testimony that nibbles away - often deliberately - at classified projects in a game to expose them is fraught with difficulties that has caused many senior intel officials to regret carefully word grey statements.]
Section III - COMMENTARY
Why Call it Intelligence? The American Intelligence Community (IC) is starting to resemble a large cast of delinquents, a Faustian opera where bad behavior seeks constant rationalization and confirmation. And like most bad behavior, the real remedy might not be that complicated. Restraint is always an obvious solution; unfortunately, this is an obvious path seldom prescribed or taken by any branch of government these days, especially Intelligence agencies.
Ironically, the 9/11 attack in New York, the worst warning failure since Pearl Harbor, produced a knee-jerk windfall for American Intelligence. Like public school systems, failure became a kind of fiscal stimulus. Subsequently, government agencies that could embed "terrorism" in their mission statements were showered with tax dollars.
The logic behind such largess is bigness, the assumption that more is the key to effectiveness: more personnel, more toys, more facilities, and more deficit spending. Unfortunately, these days, big Intelligence looks more like the problem than the solution. And the performance deficit didn't begin with Benghazi or Boston.
It took ten years for the American IC to find bin Laden. Several of his thugs still serve today as propaganda martyrs at Gitmo, yet to be convicted of anything. Nonetheless, all are hosted at American taxpayer expense, indefinitely, with three hots, a cot, and a Koran unsullied by the touch of infidels.
The Israeli Mossad took out most of Black September, Palestinians responsible for the Munich massacre (1972), immediately after the atrocity. The Russian FSB took less than two years to find and kill Shamil Baysev, Chechen jihadist responsible for the children's massacre at Beslan (2004). Rendition is seldom a measure of effectiveness for successful anti-terror doctrine. [Read more: Donovan/AmericanThinker/8July2013]
Did the CIA Just Turn the 9/11 Mastermind into a Super Villain called Dr. Suck? The world is filled with assholes: People who paint their cars matte black, parents who put leashes on their children, Justin Bieber. They come in all shapes and sizes, but I would argue that at the top of the list is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks. Pretty big asshole, for sure. Well, I guess you could make a case that the Biebs is right there with him, neck and neck. Let's call ‘em 1A and 1B and move on, because one of them has me very concerned, and it ain't the little guy from Canada.
Why am I concerned with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed? After all, he's confined to the basement of a secret prison, likely to never see the light of day again, right? Well, reports show he's been using his time down there to (gulp) design vacuum cleaners. What the CIA mistakes for an innocuous brain exercise in solitary confinement, I see for it what it really is - step one in his devious plan to be the world's first real supervillain (minus Bieber, of course). I mean, he's literally trying to control wind! Why isn't anyone else alarmed?
You think it's harmless, don't you? More harmless than a guy whose primary power is magnetism? Anyone that doesn't think a vacuum can be a dangerous weapon hasn't seen enough Michael Keaton movies, and not the one you think.
So why is the CIA letting this happen? [Read more: Soldinger/DigitalTrends/15July2013]
Sequester and Furloughs: It's Discount Espionage Time. On his deathbed in 1801, legend has it that the infamous American Continental Army Gen. Benedict Arnold, a hero of the battles of Ticonderoga and Saratoga who defected to the British Army, uttered his regret: "Let me die in this old uniform in which I fought my battles. May God forgive me for ever having put on another."
But while scholars have debated the prevailing historical wisdom that Arnold's treasonous conversion was motivated by his frustration at having been passed over for promotion and outraged that others took credit for his achievements and military victories, a congressional investigation indicted his motivation was purely financial - he was nearly penniless, having spent much of his own money on the American war effort. But when he joined the British Army as a brigadier general, the Red Coats gave him what was then a very generous pension and a £6,000 signing bonus.
It's a familiar story, though: money, or ideology; sometimes both. [Read more: Lint&Coleman/HSToday/15July2013]
Cocky, Sloppy And Busted. This month a Chinese firm (Sinovel) was indicted by an American federal prosecutor for stealing wind turbine design details and software from an American firm (AMSC). It is claimed that the theft (carried out by a former employees of AMSC) cost the American company nearly a billion dollars in lost revenue over the last two years. There are going to be a lot more court cases like this because Chinese firms are becoming bolder in how they exploit stolen software and other technology. In the past the Chinese were only so blatant in the use of stolen tech when exporting military equipment copied from Russian designs. The Chinese had started doing this during the Cold War, which sometimes got fairly hot (there were some deadly border skirmishes), because China and Russia developed some territorial and ideological disputes that did not settle down until the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991. The Russians are still angry about the continued Chinese theft of their tech and growing Russian threats over this caused the Chinese to sign agreements to stop stealing and reselling Russian tech. This only slowed the Chinese down, but it placated the Russians for a while. The Americans are starting to sound like the Russians in the 1990s, but the Americans have more legal and economic clout to deploy and this situation is liable to get ugly before (if ever) it gets better.
In the last year most American officials have come to openly admit that a whole lot of American military and commercial technical data has been stolen via Chinese Internet (and more conventional) espionage efforts. [Read more: StrategyPage/16July2013]
Section IV - Jobs, Obituaries, 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.]
Historian/Curator at the International Spy Museum, Washington, DC
The International Spy Museum is the only public museum in the world solely dedicated to the tradecraft, history, and contemporary role of espionage. The 60,000 square foot Museum, located in Washington, DC, attracts 600,000 visitors per year. The Museum contains the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display; interactive displays, film, and video address the strategies and practices of this all-but-hidden profession. This is a for-profit museum with competitive salary and excellent benefits.
The Museum is seeking a curator/historian to perform research that supports its educational programs, exhibitions, publications, and media outreach; to develop, organize and/or conduct programs for the general public, educators, scholars, and professionals in the intelligence community; to publish articles and educational resources; and to represent the Museum to the public, VIPs, and media. Requires flexible schedule with occasional morning/evening/weekend hours.
* Conduct scholarly research that supports Museum programs, exhibitions, media outreach, and staff training;
* Respond to public and media inquiries about the Museum's content, collection, special exhibits and programs;
* Assist in creating engaging interpretive programs and written materials for the Museum's various audiences;
* Present lectures and tours relating to the permanent collection and special exhibitions for staff, educators, VIPs, and the media.
* Work with Director of Education to update permanent exhibitions and conceptualize and develop temporary exhibits;
* Publish articles and materials that educate the general public, educators, and scholars.
* Administer the Museum's blog and podcast programs.
* Identify and coordinate with experts in the intelligence community to present programs addressing current issues and scholarship;
* Represent the Museum to the media through interviews and articles and to the public via social media;
* Assist in overseeing the care, exhibition, acquisition, research, study and interpretation of the collection; develops relationships and cultivates current and potential donors to expand object donations and loans.
* Build and expand the Museum's local, national, and international presence, profile and reputation.
Minimum Experience Required: Advanced degree in Modern History, Political Science, or International Relations or related field.
Specialty in intelligence is highly desirable. Global political and/or historical perspectives are especially encouraged. Familiarity with history of science and technology a plus.
Teaching, museum, intelligence community and/or other pertinent experience highly desirable.
For immediate consideration, please email a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and writing sample with Curator/Historian in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, you may fax to 202.393.7797. For information about the International Spy Museum, please visit: www.spymuseum.org
TECHEXPO Top Secret Hiring Event
Wednesday, July 17th - 10am - 3pm at the
11810 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191.
Admission: Security Clearance is Required To Attend.
Production Company for TV Show Says They Are Looking for Women SEALS, Security or Survival Experts
"One show is called 'Survive & Secure'. It is like 'Man in the wild.' In our show we have in our story that a former US NAVY SEAL will go to different peoples homes and ask them how prepared are they as a family for any calamity that may come their way, and how would they secure their home and survive till help comes. So the Network would like the former SEAL to have a female counterpart. We would like to see if we can get a pool of female survival experts that are former military or former security personnel. Age group from 30 to 45 years old. Personality is key.
"The second show is called 'Lost Weapons' the network want to see a female as one of the main talents, this lady has to be an good shooter with all kinds of fire arms - this lady must also be very proficient in weapons knowledge. Also must know how to take a rifle apart & put it together. We are looking for the same - former US military, SOCOM, or former Security person. same age group.
"We will need a a full face picture of interested candidates, also will need a brief bio and resume. All female please." Replies and Inquiries to: Kiran Gonsalves at email@example.com.
Austin Goodrich. Austin Goodrich, an American spy who used credentials as a journalist, including from CBS News, to establish his cover during cold war postings abroad, died on June 9 at his home in Port Washington, Wis. He was 87.
The cause was Alzheimer's disease, his daughter Kristina Goodrich said.
In the 1950s and 1960s, Mr. Goodrich was far from the only journalist doubling as a secret agent. Several who did so, along with some top news executives, later said that during the cold war the separation between the news media and the government was considerably more negotiable than it subsequently became.
However, it was not until the 1970s, after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence investigated the Central Intelligence Agency, that reports by Rolling Stone magazine and The New York Times revealed that journalists from myriad news organizations had served the agency in various capacities, sometimes with the full knowledge of their employers. Mr. Goodrich became one of the first examples of a journalist-spy to be publicly disclosed. [Read more: Weber/NYTimes/10July2013]
Donald E. Meads. When Oliver North needed funds ostensibly for a Nicaraguan church during the infamous Iran-Contra scandal of the mid-'80s, he enlisted the help of a Philadelphia stockbroker.
The stockbroker, Jonathan J. Hirtle, contacted two Philadelphia-area business executives, Donald E. Meads, former chairman of CertainTeed Corp., and James Macaleer, CEO of Shared Medical Systems of Malvern, to meet with North.
As a result of that meeting in Washington, D.C., in August 1985, one of the executives donated $60,000 for North's activities. It was never clear who gave the money.
But Donald Meads, longtime Philadelphia-area businessman and civic leader, who died Thursday at age 92, reportedly was involved in Iranian affairs even before Iran-Contra. His consulting firm, Carver Associates, was said to have helped the CIA try to recruit a future Iranian president as a paid informer.
The report was published in the Washington Post in 1982. It stated that the CIA, working with the help of Carver Associates, of Plymouth Meeting, tried but failed to recruit Abolhassan Banisadr, before he became president of Iran in 1980.
Neither the CIA nor Donald Meads would comment on the report. [Read more: Morrison/DailyNews/16July2013]
Coming Educational Events
EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....
MANY Spy Museum Events in 2013 with full details are listed on the AFIO Website at www.afio.com. The titles for some of these are in detail below and online.
Thursday, 18 July 2013, noon - Washington, DC - Spy Lost: Caught Between the KGB and the FBI, at the International Spy Museum
In this memoir of espionage and deceit Kaarlo Tuomi, a Finnish American who had returned to the Soviet Union in 1933, tells of his recruitment by the KGB after World War II. Because he was born in Michigan, Tuomi had the most prized possessions that Soviet espionage could ask for: an American passport and native fluency in English. The KGB trained Tuomi and sent him back to the United States in the late 1950s as a sleeper agent but the FBI quickly identified him and turned him back against his handlers, using him to feed disinformation into the Soviet Union. John Earl Haynes, historian of Communism in America and Soviet espionage, and editor of this memoir, will recount the gripping story of this Finnish American caught between the KGB and the FBI. Join the author for an informal chat and book signing.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. See www.spymuseum.org
25 July 2013, 12:30 - 2:30pm - Los Angeles, CA - David Glazier speaks on "Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Law" at AFIO LA Chapter
The Los Angeles Chapter of AFIO will host an open forum discussion on
the use of Drones & Target Assessment in the 21st Century
battlefield. David Glazier will provide a legal overview analysis of the
use of drones with a counterpoint view provided by an individual from
the IC known to the chapter as ‘Coop.’ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.ni-u.edu
27 July - 1 August 2013 - Las Vegas, NV - The Black Hat USA 2013 Cyber Conference
Black Hat USA is the most intensely technical and relevant global
information security event in the world, encouraging collaboration
between academia, leaders in the public and private sectors, and
world-class researchers. Nowhere else will you experience the same
caliber of conversations and continuing education, within a strictly
vendor-neutral environment. Each year, the brightest minds in security
come together in Las Vegas for six days of learning, networking and
high-intensity skills building.
Back for its 16th year, the Black Hat USA Briefings and Trainings will take place July 27-August 1, 2013 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada. REGISTER NOW and save an additional $200 when you use this special promotion code: 200OffUSbh (new registrations only). For more information, explore here.
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 email@example.com
Tuesday, 13 August 2013, noon - Washington, DC - The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines, at the International Spy Museum
When 26 Army nurses and medics - part of the 807th Medical Air
Evacuation Transport Squadron - boarded a transport plane in November,
1943, they never anticipated the crash landing in Nazi-occupied Albania
that would lead to their months-long struggle for survival. The group
dodged bullets and battled blinding winter storms as they climbed
mountains and fought to survive, aided by courageous villagers who
risked death at Nazi hands as well as Britain's Special Operations
Executive (SOE) and the American OSS. Join author Cate Lineberry, a former writer and editor for Smithsonian Magazine, for this mesmerizing tale of World War II courage and heroism.
Join the author for an informal chat and book signing.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. See www.spymuseum.org
Wednesday, 14 August, 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 www.spymuseum.org
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.
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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.
- 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
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Thursday, 22 August 2013, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - James Bond, All-American Hero: Exquisitely Evil Programs, at the International Spy Museum
Leave your affected British accent at the door!
When Ian Fleming created the character James Bond he made him English to the core, from his Aston Martin to his quick wit and loyalty to the Queen. Historian Jonathan Nashel contends that as Bond has become a global phenomenon something very curious has happened to 007: he has become an all-American hero. Nashel argues that as Bond was idolized by millions of American men during the Cold War, he set the standard for many of them - including President John F. Kennedy. Bond showed how a man should carry himself and especially how he should act when confronted with danger. And English or American, would James Bond have been as fascinating without the evildoers in his films? Nashel will show how the evolving Bond and his responses to these villains and threats influenced the values and mores behind US Cold War policy and affected the image of red, white, and blue Cold War masculinity.
Tickets: $10 Visit www.spymuseum.org to register or more information.
Friday, 23 August 2013, 10:30 am - 2 pm - Tysons Corner, VA - Letitia Long, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and Luke Bencie on Counterespionage for Travelers.
AFIO National Summer Luncheon features Letitia Long, the Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and Luke Bencie, author of AMONG ENEMIES: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers geospatial intelligence to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals, and first responders. NGA is a unique combination of intelligence agency and combat support agency. Anyone who sails a U.S. ship, flies a U.S. aircraft, makes national policy decisions, fights wars, locates targets, responds to natural disasters, or even navigates with a cellphone relies on NGA. NGA enables all of these through timely, relevant, accurate and actionable GEOINT. NGA manages a global consortium of more than 400 commercial and government relationships. Director Long serves as the functional manager for GEOINT, the head of the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG), and the coordinator of the global Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence (ASG). In these multiple roles, NGA receives guidance and oversight from DOD, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and Congress. Headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, NGA has two major locations in St. Louis and Arnold, Mo. Hundreds of NGA employees serve on support teams at U.S. military, diplomatic, and allied locations around the world.
Check-in for badge pickup at 10:30 a.m. Luke Bencie begins his
presentation at 11 a.m. Lunch served at noon, NGA Director Long begins
her presentation at 1 pm. Morning and Afternoon programs are On The
Record The latest intelligence books, and many others, for sale
throughout event. Event closes at 2 p.m.
EVENT LOCATION: The Crowne Plaza, 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Virginia 22102; Driving directions here or use this link: http://tinyurl.com/boey9vf
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
Gen. 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 email@example.com or call 646-717-3776.
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