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MEMBERS - HOLD THE DATE
AFIO-NGA 2014 Intelligence Symposium
1 - 3 May 2014 - Tysons Corner, VA
Thursday, 1 May we will depart early for the large, beautiful new headquarters complex of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency located in Springfield, VA. US Citizens, only, are permitted at this part of our 3-day symposium. Will include facility tours and presentations by NGA principals on GEOINT, emergency support, mapping, and satellite reconnaissance.
Friday daytime will feature panels, speakers, and luncheon, all to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Vienna/Tysons Corner, VA. Friday evening is the reception and Spies in Black Ties™ Banquet.
Saturday, 3 May, to feature Chapter workshop and General Membership Meeting.
Registration, agenda, and further details to be supplied when available. Because of the early bus departure time on Thursday for NGA, all out-of-town symposium participants are urged to reserve rooms at the hotel starting Wednesday evening so you are ready to just come down to the lobby Thursday morning to take the 7 a.m. buses.
Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS
NSA Growth Fueled by Need to Target Terrorists. Twelve years later, the cranes and earthmovers around the National Security Agency are still at work, tearing up pavement and uprooting trees to make room for a larger workforce and more powerful computers. Already bigger than the Pentagon in square footage, the NSA's footprint will grow by an additional 50 percent when construction is complete in a decade.
And that's just at its headquarters at Fort Meade, Md.
The nation's technical spying agency has enlarged all its major domestic sites - in Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Texas and Utah - as well as those in Australia and Britain.
Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, its civilian and military workforce has grown by one-third, to about 33,000, according to the NSA. Its budget has roughly doubled, and the number of private companies it depends on has more than tripled, from 150 to close to 500, according to a 2010 Washington Post count.
The hiring, construction and contracting boom is symbolic of the hidden fact that in the years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the NSA became the single most important intelligence agency in finding al-Qaeda and other enemies overseas, according to current and former counterterrorism officials and experts. "We Track 'Em, You Whack 'Em" became a motto for one NSA unit, a former senior agency official said. [Read more: Priest/WashingtonPost/21July2013]
Surveillance Claims Cast Cloud Over Merkel's Campaign. Revelations about intensified co-operation between German and US intelligence services are weighing on chancellor Angela Merkel's re-election campaign amid fresh protests against US surveillance of German citizens.
Der Spiegel, the German magazine, claimed in a report on Saturday the US National Security Agency has provided German intelligence services with an NSA espionage tool known as XKeyscore.
Quoting a secret NSA document obtained by Edward Snowden, the US intelligence contractor turned whistleblower, Der Spiegel also reported that the BND, Germany's foreign intelligence service "has been working to influence the German government to relax interpretation of the privacy laws over the long term to provide greater opportunities of intelligence sharing."
Responding to the claims Hans-Georg Maassen, head of the BfV German domestic intelligence agency, told Bild am Sonntag the BfV had tested the NSA software but had not put it into operation. [Read more: Bryant/FT/21July2013]
U.S. Intelligence Official Says Syrian War Could Last for Years. A senior American intelligence official on Saturday warned that the Syrian conflict could last "many, many months to multiple years," and described a situation that would most likely worsen regardless of whether the Syrian leader, President Bashar al-Assad, fell.
The comments by David R. Shedd, the deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, were one of the strongest public warnings about how the civil war in Syria has deteriorated, and he seemed to imply that the response from the United States and its allies had so far been lacking.
Mr. Shedd suggested that in addition to strengthening the more secular groups of the fractious Syrian opposition - which the Obama administration has promised to arm with weapons and ammunition - the West would have to directly confront more radical Islamist elements. But he did not say how that could be accomplished.
"The reality is that, left unchecked, they will become bigger," Mr. Shedd told the Aspen Security Forum, an annual meeting on security issues. "Over the last two years they've grown in size, they've grown in capability, and ruthlessly have grown in effectiveness." [Read more: Schmitt&Mazzetti/NYTimes/20July2013]
EU Adds Hezbollah's Military Wing to Terrorism List. The European Union agreed on Monday to put the armed wing of Hezbollah on its terrorism blacklist, a move driven by concerns over the Lebanese militant group's roles in a bus bombing in Bulgaria and the Syrian war.
The powerful Lebanese Shi'ite movement, an ally of Iran, has attracted concern in Europe and around the world in recent months for its role sending thousands of fighters to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government, an intervention that turned the tide of a two-year-old civil war.
Britain and the Netherlands have long pressed their EU peers to impose sanctions on the Shi'ite Muslim group, citing evidence it was behind an attack in the coastal Bulgarian city of Burgas a year ago, which killed five Israelis and their driver.
Until now, many EU governments had resisted lobbying from Washington and Israel to blacklist the group, warning such a move could fuel instability in Lebanon and add to tensions in the Middle East. [Read more: Pawlak&Croft/Reuters/22July2013]
Senate and C.I.A. Spar Over Secret Report on Interrogation Program. The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says she is planning a push to declassify hundreds of pages of a secret committee report that accuses the Central Intelligence Agency of misleading Congress and the White House about the agency's detention and interrogation program, which is now defunct.
The 6,000-page report, which took years to complete and cost more than $40 million, is the only detailed account to date of a program that set off a national debate about torture. The report has been the subject of a fierce partisan fight and a vigorous effort by the C.I.A. to challenge its conclusions, and last month, the agency's director, John O. Brennan, delivered a lengthy rebuttal to the report to committee leaders.
But the committee's chairwoman, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, said in a statement this week that the report was on "firm ground" and that she planned to ask the White House and C.I.A. to declassify its 300-page executive summary after "making any factual changes to our report that are warranted after the C.I.A.'s response."
The committee's top Republican, Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, said he believed the report was deeply flawed and agreed with the intelligence agency's critique. [Read more: Mazzetti&Shane/NYTimes/19July2013]
Ex-MI6 Boss Makes Sensational Threat to Reveal Secrets of Iraq Dodgy Dossier. A former head of MI6 has threatened to reveal explosive new details behind the 'dodgy dossier' scandal if he objects to the long-awaited findings of the Chilcot Inquiry into Britain's role in the Iraq War.
Sir Richard Dearlove, 68, who provided intelligence about Saddam Hussein's Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) that was apparently 'sexed up' by Tony Blair's Government, has spent the last year writing a detailed account of events leading up to the war.
He had intended to keep his work under lock and key and made available only to historians after his death.
But now Sir Richard has revealed to The Mail on Sunday that he could go public after the Chilcot Inquiry publishes its findings.
Sir Richard is expected to face censure from the inquiry's chairman, Sir John Chilcot, over the accuracy of intelligence provided by MI6 agents inside Iraq - which was used in the so-called 'dodgy dossier'. [Read more: Nicol/DailyMail/20July2013]
House, Senate Intelligence Panels OK Military Aid for Syrian Rebels. Congress' intelligence committees have approved CIA plans to ship weapons to Syrian rebels, despite concerns that the arms might fall into the hands of extremists and that the aid will not be enough to shift the stalemate in the country's civil war.
"The House intelligence committee has very strong concerns about the strength of the administration's plans in Syria and its chances for success," said Rep. Mike Rogers, Michigan Republican and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. "After much discussion and review, we got a consensus that we could move forward with what the administration plans."
According to congressional officials, the deal with the oversight committees allows the CIA to use previously appropriated funds to pay for the weapons supplies, which President Obama authorized last month after concluding that Syria's government had used chemical weapons against the opposition.
Media reports have revealed the existence of a CIA operation in Jordan that already has been providing training and nonlethal aid to rebel brigades identified by U.S. intelligence as "moderates." [Read more: Waterman/WashingtonTimes/23July2013]
Everything is Relevant to Terrorism, Argues Intelligence Community. To find a needle in a haystack, you need an exact copy of the haystack, was the essential argument presented by intelligence community officials during a July 17 House Judiciary Committee hearing about National Security Agency collection of telephone metadata records.
A month ago, leaks from former intelligence community contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the federal government has interpreted Section 215 of the Patriot Act (codified at 50 USC § 1861) in a way that permits it to attain and store transactional records generated by domestic and international telephone calls handled by U.S. carriers.
The section allows the FBI to apply to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for an order to obtain "tangible things" that are "relevant to an authorized investigation" meant to obtain foreign intelligence or protect against international terrorism.
Some of the controversy about the metadata collection has stemmed from the aggressive interpretation of the section's relevancy standard made by the executive branch and the FISC, since nearly all transactional records are generated by people who have nothing to do with espionage or terrorism. [Read more: Perera/FierceGovernment/18July2013]
Judge Says Family of Bioweapons Scientist Can't Sue CIA Over Unsolved Death. A federal judge in Washington, DC has dismissed a lawsuit that alleged the CIA murdered one of its own agents in 1953 and then attempted to pass it off as a suicide.
Sixty years after the death of bioweapons expert Dr. Frank Olson, United States District Judge James E. Boasberg ruled last week that the family of the former Central Intelligence Agency specialist can't sue the US government.
The family of Dr. Olson filed a lawsuit against the CIA in late 2012 accusing the agency of a clandestine murder that had made it a hot topic of discussion more than half a century after the fact. But while Judge Boasberg agrees that many of the allegations put forth by the Olson family are likely true - even while admittedly coming off as unbelievable - he ruled that an earlier settlement agreed upon by the scientist's children and the sheer tardiness of the late suit have left him unable to allow the case to continue.
The agent's two children, Eric and Nils Olson, have long insisted that their father was murdered by the CIA after expressing his interest in resigning from the spy agency. Ultimately he received his wish, but only after falling 13 floors from a New York City hotel after a meeting with a CIA doctor and a colleague who the Olson family say helped orchestrate his death. [Read more: RT/23July2013]
Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE
Wanted CIA Agent Led A Distinguished But Controversial Career. Robert Seldon Lady didn't want to do the operation, but the veteran CIA station chief - only months from filing his retirement papers - wasn't going to disobey orders.
But, after following CIA directives to abduct a Muslim cleric from a Milan side street in 2003, he was not only forced to retire but it led to a kidnapping conviction in Italy, a life on the run and finally his detention Thursday on the steamy border between Panama and Costa Rica.
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Friday that Lady was being returned to the United States, but she declined to disclose other details about his case.
Lady, the former Milan CIA station chief, was sentenced by an Italian appeals court in Milan earlier this year. He is expected to serve nine years in prison after being tried in absentia in Italy for the kidnapping of the Muslim cleric Osama Mustafa Hasan Nasr - better known as Abu Omar.
His detention by Panamanian authorities ends not only Italy's search for the former CIA agent but a chapter in the life of a man who has spent most of his life in foreign lands. [Read more: O'Reilly/FoxNews/19July2013]
Enigma Codebreaker Alan Turing to be Given Posthumous Pardon. Alan Turing, the Enigma codebreaker who took his own life after being convicted of gross indecency under anti-homosexuality legislation, is to be given a posthumous pardon.
The government signaled on Friday that it is prepared to support a backbench bill that would pardon Turing, who died from cyanide poisoning at the age of 41 in 1954 after he was subjected to "chemical castration".
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, a government whip, told peers that the government would table the third reading of the Alan Turing (statutory pardon) bill at the end of October if no amendments are made. "If nobody tables an amendment to this bill, its supporters can be assured that it will have speedy passage to the House of Commons," Ahmad said.
The announcement marks a change of heart by the government, which declined last year to grant pardons to the 49,000 gay men, now dead, who were convicted under the 1885 Criminal Law Amendment Act. They include Oscar Wilde. [Read more: Watt/TheGuardian/19July2013]
How to Spot a Liar (With Help from the CIA). Philip Houston is regarded to be one of America's top lie-catchers. In his 25 years as a CIA operative, he interrogated or interviewed thousands of individuals, developing "detection of deception" techniques that are still in use today. On his retirement from the Agency, Houston co-founded QVerity, a consultancy that ferrets out fibbers in the corporate world. He is also co-author of Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception (out this week in paperback).
All of which raises a question: Just how good is this guy? To find out, I called him and started lying through my teeth. [Read more: Wright/Esquire/19July2013]
Intel Wars: DIA, CIA and Flynn's Battle to Consolidate Spying. While the National Security Agency fights for its secrecy, the Defense Department's human spying organizations are fighting for their place in the new national security framework.
Sequester pressure on the military intelligence budget, which totals $18.6 billion this year, and hunger from Congress for more oversight of human intelligence are complicating DIA director Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn's efforts to - in the lingo that Washington has borrowed from the consulting world - de-conflict and consolidate.
Flynn's incipient Defense Clandestine Service, the military-civilian arm of the DIA that conducts espionage, continues to recruit even though congressional committees twice have threatened to reduce its funding, arguing that the Central Intelligence Agency already does the nation's spying.
This year's National Defense Authorization Act conference report instructs DOD to assess whether all their human spying would be better organized by the CIA.
The CIA is quietly pushing the Armed Services committees along, hoping that Flynn's DCS will be remembered by history as a failed power grab. [Read more: Ambinder/DefenseOne/15July2013]
Hitchin WWII and MI6 Veteran Who Retired at 84 Celebrates 100th Birthday. Reginald "Reggie" Allen marked the milestone with family last Thursday.
The Hitchin resident has led an interesting life, rising to the rank of Lieutenant in the Royal Navy during World War II and seeing action on seven ships.
He was involved in the evacuation of Dunkirk and is now awaiting a belated Arctic Star from the British government, having already been awarded the Russian equivalent.
Mr. Allen also worked in espionage and as a translator in MI6, thanks to his fluency in German and Danish. He continued to work there for a while after the war, before returning to his pre-war occupation in the fur trade.
He did not retire from work until the age of 84, and only then because he was asked to step down.
But now he is hoping to put his feet up. [Read more: Burge/TheComet/13July2013]
Communist Agent Provocateur Operations In Poland (Pol.
"oddziały pozorowane"). While analyzing the methods employed by the Communist regime in combating the democratic resistance in Poland, and elsewhere, it is necessary to take a closer look at the establishment and operations of its Agent-Provocateur (AP) units - both partisan groups, and individuals posing to be part of the anti-communist resistance movement. The activities of the AP units are of paramount importance, as they can decisively shape the opinions of historians, their subsequent assessment of various facts, and their evaluation of individual anti-communist resistance units. Similarly affected will also be the opinions and personal experiences of the witnesses to those events. While we will not be able to get to the bottom of many of these events, it is necessary, however, to point out that such pseudo-partisan units existed. Therefore, while analyzing various events, it is prudent to ask ourselves: was the actor in such and such an event a real partisan unit or a Communist Agent Provocateur (AP) unit?
For political expediency reasons, the historiography of the communist era had almost entirely ignored the issues of activities carried out by such units. This subject was considered embarrassing and incompatible with the falsified and publically proclaimed representations of this period. Hence, the AP operations remained veiled in strict secrecy not only from the "enemy" itself, but also from their own rank-and-file. Such was the extent of these deep-cover operations, that there were instances of skirmishes between AP units and the units of the Communist Polish People's Army (Pol. Ludowe Wojsko Polskie, LWP), or the Internal Security Corps (Pol. Korpus Bezpieczeństwa Wewnętrznego, abbr. KBW). For these reasons, the discovery of real historical truth might not only cast a shadow on many of the events related to the "Consolidation of the People's Power," but will also verify many "facts" documenting the carefully engineered negative image of the post-war democratic underground resistance.
It is no accident that the true nature of such operations was never revealed - not even after their completion. [Read more: FreedomandIndependence/July2013]
Section III - COMMENTARY
Snowden's Disclosure of Classified Data Subverts Critical Security Work. I find perceptions with regard to Edward Snowden troublesome in that he is viewed as some kind of hero.
My view is one of a U.S. citizen who is by nature skeptical when it comes to invasion and/or misuse of private information by any agency of government, business, employer or professional that has access to what I consider mine, protected by law, and I would be alarmed if any of those crossed the line.
This is coupled with my having been involved in government intelligence, albeit decades ago, and continuing involvement with Maine's chapter of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.
As for Snowden's actions, everyone I have known who has worked in intelligence with access to sensitive, highly classified information that deals with our national security must sign documents and swear to protect that classified information and the individuals involved.
When being sworn in, one is given an outline and information of what laws apply and what the consequences will be for breaking that signed agreement. Years ago, one could not divulge being employed by the National Security Agency.
Viewing Snowden as a hero not only contradicts this agreement, but causes immeasurable harm to people and organizations whose duty is to protect all of us. [Read more: Turner/PortlandPressHerald/19July2013]
Keeping Friends Close, Frenemies Closer? It can be confusing enough to make policy according to the creed "the enemy of my enemy is my friend." But what happens when the enemy of your enemy is also the enemy of your friend? Or when an entity starts out as your enemy but then becomes the enemy of your enemy? Is there such a thing as a frenemy in international relations? (It does have its own entry in the Oxford English Dictionary, after all.)
Those are, thanks to the Levant's general descent into violent chaos, not hypothetical questions. As Emanuele Ottolenghi wrote earlier today, the European Union has finally designated as a terrorist organization Hezbollah's "military wing." Though this was a modest - and, quite possibly, ineffectual - step, it was the culmination of years of prodding from countries that already ban Hezbollah, such as the United States. The U.S. considers Hezbollah our enemy. But last week, the lines blurred a bit, as McClatchy reported. [Read more: Mandel/CommentaryMag/22July2013]
A Better Secret Court. Congress created the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in 1978 as a check on executive authority. Recent disclosures about vast data-gathering by the government have raised concerns about the legitimacy of the court's actions. Congress can take a simple step to restore confidence in the court's impartiality and integrity: authorizing its judges to appoint lawyers to serve the public interest when novel legal issues come before it.
The court is designed to protect individual liberties as the government protects us from foreign dangers. In 1972, the Supreme Court ruled that the Nixon administration had violated the Fourth Amendment by conducting warrantless surveillance on a radical domestic group, the White Panthers, who were suspected of bombing a C.I.A. recruiting office in Ann Arbor, Mich. In 1975 and 1976, the Church Committee, a Senate panel, produced a series of reports about foreign and domestic intelligence operations, including surveillance by the F.B.I. of suspected communists, radicals and other activists - including, notoriously, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Foreign Intelligence Service Act set up the FISA Court in response. [Read more: Carr/NYTimes/22July2013]
Section IV - Jobs, Research Requests 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.]
American Public University System - Online Adjunct Faculty - Intelligence Studies.
Synopsis of Role:
Adjunct and full-time teaching faculty share our commitment to learning, teaching, interaction with students and faculty, service to our communities of practice, and scholarship. They are united by the common goal of inspiring academic excellence in students with a broad range of interests and experiences consistent with the Community of Inquiry Framework as adopted by APUS for cognitive presence, teaching presence, and social presence. They are key to creating a rewarding online learning experience for students by engaging them, challenging them, and supporting them. They contribute to and participate in a range of activities related to effectiveness and excellence in teaching and student retention. Faculty members remain aware of discipline content intent for the courses they teach. They follow APUS guidelines, processes, and methods and are responsive to mentoring and coaching.
Required Experience: - Doctoral degree or Juris Doctorate in Intelligence or a related field from a regionally accredited institution is required.; - Two or more years of experience in an intelligence field is required.; - Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs required.; - Record of excellence in teaching.; - College-level teaching experience is preferred.; - Online teaching experience is preferred.
Required Areas of Expertise and Experience (at least one): - Cyber Intelligence; - Counter Terrorism; - Opensource Intelligence; - Signals Intelligence; - Human Intelligence; - Intelligence Profiling; - Intelligence Analytics; - Deception, Propaganda and Disinformation
Academic Responsibilities and Essential Functions:- Teaching excellence; - Deliver online lessons to undergraduate and/or graduate students.; - Initiate, facilitate, interact and moderate online classroom forums.; - Be a faculty leader in your classes embracing fully the Community of Inquiry Framework of Teaching Presence, Cognitive Presence, and Social Presence.; - Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers within the timeframe set forth by APUS policy providing effective feedback to guide student learning and success.; - Comply with APUS guidelines and expectations for quality faculty engagement online.; - Engage in the classroom and reply to emails, etc. at least every other day, including one day during the weekend.; - Remain aware of classroom procedures and use of instructional materials.; - Participate in professional development to enhance teaching skills.; - Attend discipline specific and administrative meetings as scheduled.; - Maintain 'discipline' knowledge by participating in one's own discipline-related professional communities.; - Support APUS initiatives and departments.
Work Environment and Physical Demands: - Remote/Online; - Sitting, extensive use of keyboard
Job Location: Remote/Online; Position Type: Part-Time
To Apply: http://apptrkr.com/370959
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
[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.]
Family Seeking More Info on Deceased Mother - Madge Elois Hobbs. I thought I had a picture of her on my computer but I can't find it. My brother and I would love to hear from anyone who worked with her if they are still alive. Anyone can contact me at my email address email@example.com.
Madge Elois Hobbs died May 14, 2013 at 88 years old, in St. Louis, MO. She worked as Intelligence Officer in Bagdad Iraq in 1950s. She left behind nephews Larry Hobbs, Robert Davis and niece Deborah Pitezel and several grandnieces and nephews. Body donated to Washington University Medical School. Did you work with her or know of her activities in the 1950s? If so, please respond to Ms. Pitezel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Papers - "Intelligence and the Bosnian War"
On October 1, 2013 the CIA Historical Collections Division will release a special declassification titled Bosnia, Intelligence, and the Clinton Presidency. In recognition of this newly declassified information and of the unique role of our community in facilitating the Dayton Peace Accords, the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC) and Wright State University are jointly sponsoring a symposium on the role of intelligence in the Bosnian War in
May of 2014. We invite proposals for papers, presentations, and panel discussions addressing these topics:
· The role of intelligence in ending armed conflict
· The challenges of sharing intelligence between opposing forces
· Use of intelligence in monitoring adherence to peace accords
Proposals are limited to one-page abstracts in either MS Word or PDF and should include the
title of the presentation and the name(s), title(s), and contact information of presenter(s) as well
as their institutional affiliation or organization. Proposals and questions should be submitted to email@example.com with "Intelligence and the Bosnian War" in the subject line.
Proposals are due by December 31, 2013. The selected presenters will be notified by January 31, 2014. The conference will be held on May 7-8, 2014.
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.
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
Saturday, 10 August 2013 - Orange Park, FL - North Florida Chapter hears from J. Perry Smith, a CIA Field Operative/FBI Senior Executive.
Our upcoming meeting is to be held on Saturday, August 10th, at the Country Club of Orange Park, starting at 11:00 am.
Our guest speaker will be the same gentleman who was scheduled for the May 11th meeting, and his bio is repeated below because it certainly deserves air time:
We have a most unique guest speaker for the occasion, J. Perry Smith, who is currently serving as Canon Pastor at St. John's Cathedral in Jacksonville.
But that's just the tip of the iceberg of a most unusual and diverse career. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1944, but spent his early childhood in West Virginia and California.
In the early 1960s, he tried his hand at bullfighting in Mexico, life as a Trappist monk at The Abbey of Gethsemani near Bardstown, Kentucky, with Thomas Merton, and in 1967-68, he went to war in Vietnam.
Perry did what few people have ever done. He was a CIA field operative for eight years, then left the agency and ultimately became a senior executive FBI Agent. His CIA story will appeal to those interested in an insider's perspective, spy versus spy, set mostly in Mexico, Central America and Europe during the Cold War.
His 22 years of experience as an FBI Agent give a rare opportunity to see how one of the world's most secretive organizations actually operates. Then, even more rare, he became an Episcopal priest.
On September 11, 2001, Perry Smith was reading in the courtyard at the Virginia Theological Seminary when he heard an explosion and felt the ground shake. Just eleven days earlier he had retired from the FBI. The antiterrorism unit had been his last assignment. Now he was studying to become an Episcopal priest.
Perry lived in Spain and Latin America for many years and is an enthusiastic Hispanist, fluent in Spanish and a frequent traveler to Spain.
Incidentally, he will be bringing copies of his book The Unlikely Priest to the meeting if you are interested in purchasing one.
PLEASE RSVP TO QUIEL BEGONIA AT firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (904) 545-9549, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Spouses, kin and guests (especially eligible ones!) are cordially invited.
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
Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 6 p.m. - Las Vegas, NV - The AFIO Las Vegas Chapter hears Col James Harvey, USAF on "Silent Shield"
Our featured speaker for the evening will be: COL James P. Harvey, USAF
Topic: SILENT SHIELD: AFSOC's Direct Support Operators. As a result of a hostile fire incident during Operation JUST CAUSE, AFSOC and AIA established a program called SILENT SHIELD. This program uses a special group of airborne cryptologic linguists (called Direct Support Operators) to provide a direct threat warning "shield" around special operations aircraft. Over the decades, the SILENT SHIELD mission has grown into a joint, special operations capability featuring airborne cryptologic linguists and their language skills as a weapon and extending the shield around ground and maritime special operations forces. During operations ENDURING and IRAQI FREEDOM, these intelligence professionals even became a "go no-go" criteria for many critical special operations ground missions.
In November 1991, Knife 01 crashed in Afghanistan with one of these special operations intelligence professionals on board. The DSO's actions in the air and on the ground saved the lives of the crew and several Afghan civilians.
Presenter: Col J.P. Harvey is an AFSOC plank-holder, was an MH-60G pilot from 1987-1991, and commanded the 25th Intelligence Squadron (SILENT SHIELD) from 2006-2008.
Colonel James P. Harvey is the Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency's representative to the Commander, USAF Warfare Center, Nellis AFB, Nevada, and serves as the Center's Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. The USAFWC is responsible for assuring combat air, space, and information operations forces are trained and equipped to conduct integrated combat operations. As the A2, Colonel Harvey integrates ISR across the Center's air, space and cyberspace advanced testing, tactics development and training efforts.
Colonel Harvey was commissioned in May 1986 and following Undergraduate Helicopter Training, he served as a pilot in the 55th Special Operations Squadron. Following this assignment, he instructed at the Air Force Academy as a Course Director and Assistant Professor. Colonel Harvey then attended the Intelligence Officers Course, completed as the Honor Graduate, and has held numerous joint, interagency and Air Force positions leading to his current post.
at Nellis Air Force Base Officers' Club
(Guest names must be submitted along with their birth date to me by 4:00 p.m., Monday, August 19, 2013
Please join us at 5 p.m. in the "Robin's Roost" bar area for liaison and beverages.
Place: The Officers' Club at Nellis Air Force Base. All guests must use the MAIN GATE, located at the intersection of Craig Road and Las Vegas Blvd. Address: 5871 Fitzgerald Blvd., Nellis AFB, NV 89191 Phone: 702-644-2582.
Nellis Air Force Base Access:
If you have provided your name, date of birth and either a drivers' license number or a social security number, your name will be at the guarded main gate at the entrance of Nellis Air Force Base. If not, please provide this information to me by Monday August 19, 2013, or you will not be admitted on base. If you currently have adequate base access, you do not need to provide this information.
RSVP to Mary Bentley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call her at 702-295-0417, if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!
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.
Thursday, 19 September 2013, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO - The Rocky Mountain Chapter presents Mark Pfoff, Detective El Paso County Sheriff's Office
The Rocky Mountain Chapter presents Mark Pfoff, Detective, El Paso County Sheriff's Office will talk on a case he has been working since 2006 regarding an Online Predator that is finally coming to a close. This event will take place on 19 Sep 2013 at 11:30am. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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