AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #35-13 dated 10 September 2013

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Obituaries, Requests and Coming Events

Obituaries

Requests

Coming Educational Events

Current Calendar for Next Two Months ONLY

 

"Securing Our Intelligence & Protecting Our Ports" 

10 - 11 October 2013 - Charleston, SC

At The Citadel: The Military College of South Carolina

This is their first Southeast Region Security & Intelligence Conference

Keeping with the tradition of The Citadel's historic role in defending the country, the Criminal Justice Department and the School of Humanities is pleased to announce the next chapter in Homeland Security. The Citadel will hold its first conference dedicated to Homeland Security and Intelligence. The conference will feature professionals and academics from various disciplines and agencies related to homeland security and intelligence. Keynote speakers include: Letitia Long, Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Robert Cardillo, Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Stu Shea, Chief Operating Officer, SAIC, and many other senior officials and experts.
http://www.citadel.edu/root/criminaljustice-sersi-conference
Conference Registration: https://foundation.citadel.edu/sersi


"Safeguarding Intelligence"

Theme of the National Cryptological Museum Foundation's Annual Membership Meeting

16 October 2013
Laurel, Maryland

The Meeting will be held at the Kossiakoff Center, JHU/APL, 11100 John Hopkins Rd, Laurel, MD 20723, 240-228-7574

Agenda with following Outstanding Speakers:

Schaeffer
Inglis

NCMF

Weadon
Lute
Major
Chertoff
Isler
Robinson
Bingham

0815-0900:  Registration and breakfast
0900-0915: Welcome by NCMF President, Mr. Richard Schaeffer
0915-0930: Opening address by Deputy Director, National Security Agency, Mr. Chris Inglis.
0930-1000: National Cryptologic Museum update by museum curator, Mr. Patrick Weadon
1000-1045: guest speaker, Ms. Jane Holl Lute, Deputy Secretary, Homeland Security
1045-1100: break
1100-1145: Guest speaker, Mr. David G. Major, Founder and President, Counterintelligence Centre for Security Studies
1145-1315: LUNCH
1315-1415: Keynote Address by The Honorable Michael Chertoff, Founder of the Chertoff Group and former Secretary, Homeland Security
1415-1500: New Museum Project and capital campaign update by MG Rod Isler and Brig Gen Neal Robinson.
1500-1510: closing remarks by Brig Gen Billy Bingham

The fee for NCMF members is $20 and for non members $50 which includes one year membership in the NCMF.  The fee includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments at the morning break.  There will also be A.M and P.M. shuttle service to and from the parking lot.

You can register on line at our secure NFG site or you can download and complete the NCMF RegistratIon form and mail to the NCMF at PO Box 1682, Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755.  Call 301-688-5436 for assistance or send an email to cryptmf@aol.com


  

The Two Day Cryptographic History Event of the Year

"Technological Change and Cryptology: Meeting the Historical Challenges"

NSA's 2013 Cryptologic History Symposium, 17-18 October 2013
Laurel, Maryland

      The Center for Cryptologic History hosts a biennial international symposium in October during odd-numbered years. The speakers and audience are a mix of outside scholars, current practitioners, retired veterans, and interested members of the public. Past symposia have had presenters from over a dozen countries.

      The theme for the 2013 symposium, to be held on October 17-18 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Conference Center (just west of Laurel, Maryland) is "Technological Change and Cryptology: Meeting the Historical Challenges." The conference will include sessions on "A Tribute to Alan Turing," a "Roundtable on Cyber History," "Bletchley Park," "COMINT and the Civil War," "The Cryptologic Legacy of the Great War Era," "SIGINT and the Vietnam War Era," and "A Technological Advantage: Historical Perspectives on Cryptologic Research and Development."

      In all there will be 21 separate sessions and over 70 presentations. Speakers will include scholars such as David Kahn and cryptologic pioneers such as Whitfield Diffie.

      All symposium sessions are unclassified and open to the registered public. A complete agenda and registration information will be available here at the website or by contacting the Center for Cryptologic History at 301-688-2336 or via email at history@nsa.gov.

      Note also that the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation has an excellent program the day before - 16 October - at the same venue.



Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

U.S. Spy Agencies Decry Latest Snowden Revelations. U.S. spy agencies said on Friday that the latest media revelations based on leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden will likely damage U.S. and allied intelligence efforts.

On Thursday, the Guardian, the New York Times and journalistic nonprofit ProPublica published stories saying the security agency has secretly developed the ability to crack or circumvent commonplace Internet encryption used to protect everything from email to financial transactions. The stories were based on documents made public by Snowden, now a fugitive living under asylum in Russia.

The reports also said the NSA had worked with Government Communications Headquarters, its British partner, and had used a variety of means, ranging from the insertion of "back doors" in popular tech products and services, to supercomputers, secret court orders and the manipulation of international processes for setting encryption standards.

In a statement on Friday, the Office of the U.S. Director of National Intelligence, which said it was speaking on behalf of all U.S. spy agencies, did not confirm details of the media reports. [Read more: Reuters/6September2013]

Intelligence Chief: We're Not Stealing Secrets From Companies. The Director of National Intelligence released a statement Sunday in response to allegations that intelligence agencies have stolen industrial secrets and engaged in economic espionage in its mission of spying on foreign governments.

The statement comes in response to a new report that the NSA spied on Petrobras, a Brazilian oil company partly owned by the state.

Ilse Agner, Germany's consumer protection minister, expressed fears over massive surveillance programs that could be turned into a "Trojan horse" that "covers up espionage against governments and companies," according to Deutsche Welle.

In the statement, DNI James Clapper admits that while intelligence agencies such as the NSA collect foreign intelligence, they do not use their capabilities to "steal the trade secrets of foreign companies" or share that information with U.S. companies to help them gain a competitive edge. [Read more: Szoldra/BusinessInsider/8September2013]

U.S. Considers Wider Training of Syrian Rebels. The Obama administration is considering a plan to use U.S. military trainers to help increase the capabilities of the Syrian rebels, in a move that would greatly expand the current CIA training being done quietly in Jordan, U.S. officials told the Associated Press on Thursday. 

Any training would take place outside Syria, and one possible location would be Jordan. 

The talk of expanded military training comes as President Obama appears to have achieved little headway against a wall of skepticism on Capitol Hill. 

The officials said that no decision had been made but that discussions were going on at high levels of the government. It comes as the Obama administration prods Congress to authorize limited military strikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government in retaliation for a deadly Aug. 21 chemical-weapons attack. 

The proposal to use the U.S. military to train the rebels - something the administration has resisted through more than two years of civil war - would answer the demands of some lawmakers, including Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.), to do more to train and equip the Syrian opposition. Obama in June decided to provide lethal aid to the rebels, but so far none of that assistance has gotten to the opposition. [Read more: Baldor/AP/6September2013]

Va. Beach Man Gets Probation for Fake Badges. Christopher Lane Burge is a former Navy petty officer third class who lived in Virginia Beach. But when he spoke with friends earlier this year, he discussed his life in grander terms, prosecutors said. He would tell them he was a retired CIA agent.

Burge, 38 and now of Louisiana, pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to illegal possession of two fake government identification badges - one for the CIA and one for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. He was sentenced to six months' probation and ordered to pay a $300 fine for the misdemeanors.

Prosecutors said federal agents were tipped to Burge's bogus claims of serving with the CIA and other security agencies. A search of his home uncovered the fake badges. [Read more: Daugherty/VirginianPilot/7September2013]

Al-Qaeda Reportedly Targeting U.S. Drones. Al-Qaeda is reportedly attempting to develop electronic and other countermeasures to disrupt or bring down U.S. attack drones.

The Washington Post reported on Sept. 3 that leaked NSA documents include a classified report, titled "Threats to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles," that summarizes the terrorist group's efforts since 2006 to counter U.S. drone strikes that have killed an estimated 3,000 people over the last decade.

According to the Post, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) reported in July 2010 that al-Qaeda was sponsoring research to develop jammers that could be used to disrupt both GPS signals and infrared tags used by drone operators to guide missiles. Another tactic mentioned in an unclassified Air Force report is pointing lasers at a drone to blind its sensors. Other jamming techniques could interfere with navigation and communications.

Radio frequency communication links are known to be vulnerable on commercial drones. [Read more: DefenseSystems/5September2013]

Intelligence Community Builds Cloud Infrastructure. The intelligence community has put its own cloud computing infrastructure into place, one that is fully functional and can scale to meet additional demands. 

The IC's capabilities will grow even further when the Central Intelligence Agency selects a vendor - either Amazon Web Services or IBM - to build a full-scale on-premise cloud for the IC.

The cloud infrastructure was one of several milestones announced Sept. 9 by IC Chief Information Officer Al Tarasiuk regarding the IC Information Technology Enterprise (IC ITE) strategy. Among the others: creation of an app store for all 17 intelligence agencies and the deployment of a shared desktop environment between Defense Intelligence Agency and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency personnel that will eventually expand to include the entire IC. [Read more: Konkel/FCW/9September2013]

50,000 Needed in Libyan Intelligence Agency - Zeidan. Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said that he expects up to 50,000 people will be needed in the new intelligence gathering agency.

Speaking at Wednesday's (28 August) press conference, Zeidan said that his government had started rebuilding the army and the police and that the government needed the people's help.

Zeidan said that the intelligence gathering agency is being formed and that it needs a large number of people to be up and running.

Furthermore, the Prime Minister, appealing for public help, said that it was not wrong for people to report on those who are breaking the law. [Read more: Zaptia/LibyaHerald/29August2013]

Intercepts Caught Assad Rejecting Requests to Use Chemical Weapons, German Paper Says. Syrian President Bashar Assad has repeatedly rejected requests from his field commanders for approval to use chemical weapons, according to a report this weekend in a German newspaper.

The report in Bild am Sonntag, which is a widely read and influential national Sunday newspaper, reported that the head of the German Foreign Intelligence agency, Gerhard Schindler, last week told a select group of German lawmakers that intercepted communications had convinced German intelligence officials that Assad did not order or approve what is believed to be a sarin gas attack on Aug. 21 that killed hundreds of people in Damascus' eastern suburbs.

The Obama administration has blamed the attack on Assad. The evidence against Assad was described over the weekend as common sense by White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on CNN's "State of the Union." [Read more: Schofield/McClatchy/10September2013]

'Significant New Evidence' Cited in 1961 Death of U.N.'s Hammarskjold. It was 1961 and the Cold War battle for influence in newly independent African states was sharply focused on the Congo.

The first elected leader, Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, had been kidnapped, tortured and killed by a military junta earlier in the year. With the anarchic new state falling under the sway of the Soviet Union, Katanga politician Moise Tshombe cleaved his province and its wealth of uranium, copper and cobalt mines into a separate state supported and protected by former Belgian colonial masters.

U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold was reportedly on the brink of reunifying the two Congolese factions when his plane crashed on approach to Ndola, Northern Rhodesia, where he was to get Tshombe's signature on a truce. 

With an array of powerful interests working against any unified Congo aligned with Moscow, conspiracy theories have thrived through the 52 years since the U.N. chief's death. And they have been revived and invigorated by a report released Monday that recommends reopening the inconclusive 1962 U.N. investigation of the plane crash. [Read more: Williams/LATimes/9September2013]

Coach Who Taught People How to Beat Lie Detectors Headed to Prison. An Indiana Little League coach who trained several people to beat polygraph tests is going to federal prison.

Thirty-four-year-old Chad Dixon provided training to several applicants for federal jobs, including jobs in the intelligence community. According to the government, "Dixon taught physical and mental polygraph countermeasures" that could produce truthful results "even if you are flat out lying." He advertised on the Internet and offered private training sessions from $1,000 to $2,000 plus travel expenses.

It's a case that even the judge acknowledged is in a "gray area" between Dixon's First Amendment right to talk about polygraph techniques and the crime of teaching someone to lie while undergoing a government polygraph. "There's nothing unlawful about maybe 95 percent of the business he conducted," said the sentencing judge, according to a McClatchy report.

Polygraph machines, invented in 1921, are notoriously unreliable, and evidence from them is rarely admitted in court. Online talk about how they can be beat is not unusual, and it has even been discussed in the Ars forums.

Court documents state that Dixon helped two federal contractors who had Top Secret clearances - one who was an applicant for a position at an unspecified US intelligence agency and another who had applied to a federal law enforcement agency. [Read more: Mullin/ARSTechnica/9September2013]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Don't Believe That Historical Marker! The Republic Wasn't Saved at the Deep Throat Garage. If Jesse Owens's name isn't safe on a Chicago public school, what chance did a mere parking garage outside Washington, D.C., have of surviving just because it provided the setting for a few minutes of stirring cinema?

What happened at the garage on Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia, was a series of rendezvous between Deep Throat and Bob Woodward (but think Hal Holbrook and Robert Redford) as Woodward and his Washington Post sidekick Carl Bernstein investigated the 1972 Watergate break-in. There's a historical marker there now, and it says this:

"Mark Felt, second in command at the FBI, met Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward here in this parking garage to discuss the Watergate scandal. Felt provided Woodward information that exposed the Nixon administration's obstruction of the FBI's Watergate investigation. He chose the garage as an anonymous secure location. They met at this garage six times between October 1972 and November 1973. The Watergate scandal resulted in President Nixon's resignation in 1974. Woodward's managing editor, Howard Simons, gave Felt the code name 'Deep Throat.' Woodward's promise not to reveal his source was kept until Felt announced his role as Deep Throat in 2005."

But the garage's days are numbered. [Read more: Miner/ChicagoReader/3September2013]

'Homeland' Meets the Real Spooks at the CIA: It's Spy vs. Spy. The "Homeland" cast and crew got a lesson in Top Secrecy from the CIA on Monday.

The Showtime spies met the real spies in a three-hour afternoon visit to the Central Intelligence Agency on its Langley, Virginia, campus.

What did they discuss?

Well, they'd tell us - but then they'd have to kill us.

"I'm not allowed to talk about what we talked about - and I'm not kidding," showrunner and executive producer Alex Gansa told TheWrap. But he would admit that the agents had a few technical issues with the show. [Read more: Teinowitz/TheWrap/9September2013]

Russia's Reset: Cold War No Longer Water Under the Bridge as Ships Sail to Syria. The Cold War is back - with a whimper, if not a roar.

Russia's deployment of its most powerful warship and a spy vessel to the eastern Mediterranean to observe any U.S. operations against Syria reflects the worsening state of U.S.-Russian relations in the past few years and underscores lost opportunities for bilateral cooperation, analysts say.

Last week's Russian gunboat diplomacy and Moscow's spoiler role at the Group of 20 summit and on the U.N. Security Council, where it has blocked any action against ally Damascus, have led some analysts to make comparisons to the Cold War.

"It's half a Cold War," said Barry Pavel, a former defense official who worked on the White House National Security Council in the George W. Bush and Obama administrations.

President Vladimir Putin is a "creature of that era. He is KGB through and through," Mr. Pavel said, referring to Mr. Putin's tenure in the Russian foreign intelligence agency now renamed the Federal Security Bureau.

Despite President Obama's attempt to "reset" Washington's dealings with Moscow in his first term, a series of incidents - including Russia's naval deployment - point to a chill in U.S.-Russian relations: [Read more: Waterman/WashingtonTimes/9September2013]

5 Ways to Be a Badass Leader, James Bond Style. Thanks to the James Bond franchise, we've all daydreamed about what it might be like to be an international man or woman of mystery. The suits. The swagger. The sweet ride.

Although you probably won't be able to build your tradecraft chops at the CIA, entrepreneurs can pick up a few lessons from the intelligence community. I've interviewed a number of human intelligence specialists and gathered five key ways you can step up your leadership skills, spy-style. [Read more: Alexander/Entrepreneur/10September2013]

A Look Inside America's Bomb Library. In an undisclosed location outside Washington is a fingerprinting lab - thought to be the largest in the world - where the remnants of improvised explosive devices, better known as IEDs, are analyzed under sophisticated microscopes, in hopes of recovering latent prints from the insurgent bomb makers who crafted them.

The collection of bomb parts makes up the "nation's bomb library." Greg Carl, the director of the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center, runs the operation from Quantico, Virginia. He says it is the only interagency government organization to analyze and fully exploit bomb-related materials, creating a comprehensive database of known terrorists for all law enforcement, the U.S. intelligence community and the military to share.

Bombs from Boston to the attempted underwear bombing of an airliner to IED attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan are analyzed here. The burnt underwear of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, infamously known as the "Underwear bomber," who tried to bring down Northwest Airlines flight 253 on Christmas Day in 2009, was brought to the center. Analysis showed the materials used were not easily detected by airport security, details that were sent swiftly to Homeland Security officials.

"We ostensibly have all of the bombs of interest to the United States government here, since 2003," Carl said. [Read more: CNN/9September2013]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Spying Is a Sovereign Right. One of the more ridiculous aspects of the Edward Snowden affair has been Russia's feigned and exaggerated indignation over his revelations that the National Security Agency conducted a spying campaign aimed at Russia and other foreign countries.

Reflecting the widespread opinion of many pro-Kremlin political analysts, Igor Korotchenko, editor-in-chief of National Defense, called the NSA "a global electronic vacuum cleaner that monitors everything."

Going further, retired KGB lieutenant general Nikolai Leonov said during a prime-time talk show on state-controlled Rossia television, "The U.S. behaves like a mafia kingpin on a global scale."

The problem with these arguments, however, is that the type of spying on foreigners that Snowden revealed is not a violation of any international law, treaty or convention. In the absence of any legitimate legal claims against the U.S., Russia's protests against the NSA are reduced to a simple argument: It is "bad" to spy on others.

Russia's argument against the NSA is particularly absurd and hypocritical given that Russia, like many other countries, actively gathers intelligence in the U.S. In fact, independent intelligence analysts estimate that the current level of Russian ­espionage against the U.S. has reached Cold War-era levels. [Read more: Bohm/MoscowTimes/29August2013]

Five In-Your-Face Thoughts in Defense of the NSA. The NSA has been somewhat less in the news the past few weeks, thanks largely to Syria. That's going to change in the coming days, when the latest tranche of declassified materials becomes public. The Justice Department conceded last week in a court filing in a FOIA case, the Electronic Frontier Foundation reports, that it will release: "[O]rders and opinions of the FISC issued from January 1, 2004, to June 6, 2011, that contain a significant legal interpretation of the government's authority or use of its authority under Section 215; and responsive 'significant documents, procedures, or legal analyses incorporated into FISC opinions or orders and treated as binding by the Department of Justice or the National Security Agency.'"

It may be that the government's prior release of its white paper on Section 215 - combined with a certain NSA fatigue - will inoculate it to some degree against the torrent this release would otherwise unleash, making the details of the program and its legal justification seem a bit like old hat. But I suspect not - that we are, instead, on the brink of a new onslaught. So I thought this would be a good time to make some broad high-altitude points in the defense of the NSA.

These points are, I want to stress, pretty obvious - so obvious that I find it a little odd to be making them. But the truth is that they often get overlooked. So in the current environment, they bear emphasis and reemphasis. [Read more: Wittes/Lawfare/9September2013]

MacKay: Skills to Emulate and Envy. I will go to the ends of the earth to find ways to improve communication and salesmanship, so I was delighted to be invited to Israel in July to be briefed by the creme-de-la-creme of Israel's intelligence community. Wall-to-wall meetings introduced me to 25 top strategists, military commanders and technology entrepreneurs.

Why is the Israeli intelligence gathering so widely envied and emulated? Its discipline, attention to detail and passion are breathtaking.

These same traits that distinguish Israel's national intelligence program are easy to spot in the country's economy, which is increasingly dominated by entrepreneurial, high-tech innovators in breakthrough industries like 3-D printing. [Read more: MacKay/TimesUnion/9September2013]

Spy Programs Make Us Safer. Many of us played Pick Up Sticks in our youth, slowly pulling first one then another stick from the jumble. You lost the game by pulling out the stick that collapsed the pile. It's a great way to pass a rainy afternoon, but a bad way to set national security policy.

The notion that rights were thrown overboard after 9/11 is popular but false. From the beginning, the rights of Americans were part of the debate. The 2002 USA Patriot Act was in fact heavily negotiated with civil liberties proponents in Congress. The next year, Congress passed legislation preventing the Transportation Security Administration from gaining access to passenger data, citing privacy concerns.

In any event, we're now being asked to push the pendulum back, not to Sept. 10, 2001, but to Dec. 6, 1941, when gentlemen supposedly didn't read each other's mail. Pearl Harbor taught us that the world is a much more dangerous place if we do not gather intelligence and break encryption - even in peacetime. We prevailed in World War II and again in the Cold War because we learned that lesson.

That doesn't mean that the details of the intelligence business are pretty. [Read more: Baker/USAToday/9September2013]


Section IV - Obituaries, Requests and Coming Events

Obituaries

Robert A. Kentis. Robert A. Kentis, a retired CIA officer whose assignments included intelligence work in Laos and Australia, analytical duty at CIA headquarters and liaison officer with Strategic Air Command in Omaha, died Aug. 13 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He was 74.

The cause was cancer, said his daughter, Samantha Connelly.

Mr. Kentis worked at the CIA from 1963 to 2003 and continued on contract in retirement.

Robert Alan Kentis, a Vienna resident, was born in Morristown, N.J. He graduated in 1960 from Rutgers University in New Jersey and did graduate study at the Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

He had vacationed at many of the national parks in the United States.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Mary Elizabeth Brown Kentis of Vienna; and a daughter, Samantha Connelly of Falls Church. [Read more: Barnes/WashingtonPost/3September2013]


Requests

The Secret Book of CIA Humor - Vol II.  Thank you to everyone who provided material for The Secret Book of CIA Humor. I'm putting the finishing touches on the second volume, which will include more material from the rest of the Intelligence Community (although CIA items are still welcome). If you have great humorous stories of pranks, practical jokes, urban legends, photocopy humor, or just straightforward jokes about intelligence, please send them to me at edmickolus@hotmail.com.  Please indicate whether I can cite your entire name and institutional affiliation in the Acknowledgements section. Thanks in advance.


Coming Educational Events

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

MANY more International Spy Museum Events in 2013 and some for 2014 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.

Wednesdays, 11 September - 25 September 2013, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Washington, DC - James Bond: Fact Into Fiction (and Back) 4-Session Daytime Course, at the International Spy Museum.

No one has introduced more people to the secret realm of espionage than James Bond. The man we know as 007 has been the face of clandestine operations for more than half a century, giving readers and movie audiences glimpses of a hidden world few are able to imagine.
Bond and his onscreen exploits represent fiction informed by some truth - some of it drawn from author Ian Fleming's own experiences in covert operations as a WWII British naval intelligence officer. In books and onscreen, the ablest agent of British secret intelligence service MI6 faces threats - from Cold War cliffhangers in the Caribbean to mass-media manipulation in the 1990s - that seemed fantastic at the time, but occasionally foreshadowed future headlines.
In Bond's flamboyant adventures, he deploys techniques and technologies that genuine spies use - or perhaps will, should fact catch up with cinematic imagination. His onscreen gadgets are said to have inspired innovations in disguise and communications technologies by real intelligence agency technical services units.

In this series, experts and former intelligence officers explore the intersecting powers of James Bond in fiction and fact, presented in conjunction with the International Spy Museum's continuing exhibition Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains. They place Bond and his nemeses in historical context, exploring how the evildoers and their plots have changed to reflect their times. (The series price includes a ticket to tour Exquisitely Evil.)

Sept. 11 - Bond After the Fall
Bond's fictional world changed after the fall of Communism - just as the collapse of the Soviet Union brought the Western intelligence community a range of challenges, from the absence of a major adversary to slashed funding. Hear from the Museum's Executive Director Peter Earnest, a former CIA Clandestine Service officer, on the transition from the Cold War to the post-Soviet era, and how Bond's adventures mirror the real-world issues and villains of the late-20th century. Jack Platt, another former Clandestine Service officer, provides firsthand observations of the fall of the Soviet Union, the decline of the Russian economy and way of life, and the growth of syndicated crime and corruption in that country.

Sept. 18 - 21st-Century Bond
The museum's historian and Exquisitely Evil co-curator Mark Stout, PhD, a former CIA intelligence analyst, brings you up to speed on the latest Bond villains and their connections to reality. How does Skyfall's Raoul Silva reflect Julian Assange of Wikileaks? How has radicalism and terrorism altered both Bond plotlines and our approach to intelligence? Cindy Storer, a former CIA officer in the Counterterrorism Center, adds perspective on how the intelligence business has changed in response to terrorism.

Sept. 25 - Bond's Women: More Than Meets the Eye
The museum's Adult Programs Director Amanda Ohlke explores the role of women in Bond's universe, from beautiful-but-deadly villains like Elektra King to Judi Dench's steely take on spy boss M. Former CIA officer Melissa Mahle discusses what it was like to undertake an espionage career in the shadow of the femme fatale. Did the Bond girl mystique help or hinder her career? She shares how she took control of the stereotypes and turned them upside down.

Tickets: $120. Obtain yours now via phone: 202.633.3030; or online at www.SmithsonianAssociates.org. Internet Quick Tix code for the program: 1M2-675.
Includes admission to Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Bond films. See over 100 film artifacts from the archives of EON Productions, the Bond film producers.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 11:30 - 1:30 - Scottsdale, AZ - AFIO Arizona Chapter features LTG Zahner on Future Instability & Threat Analysis - Solving a "Big Data" Problem

Guest Speaker: Lieutenant General (ret.) RICHARD P. ZAHNER speaks on Future Instability & Threat Analysis - Solving a "Big Data" Problem.
Synopsis: The Intelligence Community has just achieved an Initial Operating Capability for its next-generation analytic platform, one that leverages "CLOUD" technology to support the entire National Intelligence Program Information Technology needs.
While GOOGLE, AMAZON, APPLE and a host of other recently created US technology giants have shown the power of "CLOUD" in commerce:
Does CLOUD hold the same promise for the intelligence discipline? Does vastly greater volumes of data, derived from an extensive range of sources and delivered within seconds solve the problems of intelligence prediction that have bedeviled the IC and policy leadership? What does the impact of a post-WikiLeaks/Snowden environment have on creation and retention of "Big Data" across the IC? Is CLOUD central to the future of intelligence or momentary fad or distraction? The talk will NOT delve into the complexities of CLOUD computing, but will assess the impacts of this IT revolution on existing and emergent analytic frameworks and national strategy and decision-making.
Location: McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85258 ~ Phone 480.948.0260
RSVP September 9, 2011 (no later please)
As always, for reservations or questions, please email Simone: simone@afioaz.org or simone@4smartphone.net. To call, please leave a message on 602.570.6016. If you are going to bring a guest, please send me their full names and with a note if they are paying or you, the member will be paying.

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 (mary.bentley@doe.gov) or call her at 702-295-0417, if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 - Albuquerque, NM - The AFIO New Mexico Chapter meets to start new season.

Times: 11:00 AM: Arrive, Sign in, Order Lunch 11:45 AM: Program
Location: The Egg & I, Menaul just East of Louisiana
Questions: 505-898-2649 or email Chapter President at foreigndevil@yahoo.com

Wednesday, 11 September 2013, noon - Washington, DC - "Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity" (a Monthly Update), at the International Spy Museum featuring David Major.

Presented in partnership with the CI Centre, these monthly briefings will provide you with the opportunity to be the first to learn of the most current worldwide happenings in the field of intelligence and terrorism. Drawn from the Centre's SPYPEDIA®, a comprehensive online subscription database of espionage information, each of these updates covers 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. For more information visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 7 pm - 10 pm - Washington, DC - "Dinner with a Spy," An Evening with Malcolm Nance.

He's been undercover in terrorist hotspots, passed hostile border crossings in disguise, submitted to waterboarding, and now he's prepared to dine with you. Malcolm W. Nance is a counterterrorism and terrorism intelligence expert with wide-ranging field and combat experience. A frequent guest commentator on breaking news, he's the author of The Terrorist Recognition Handbook among other books. Drawing on his experience as a 20-year veteran of the US intelligence community's Combating Terrorist program, he's been a consultant for the US government on special operations, homeland security, and intelligence. As a master Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) instructor, he can handle any tricky situation including testifying before the US Congress. You will be one of only 20 guests at Poste for a three-course dinner where you'll talk with him about his extraordinary experiences and thoughts on today's intelligence issues.
Tickets: $225. Please call 202.654.0932 or email lhicken@spymuseum.org to register and provide any special dietary needs.
Ticket includes hors d'oeuvres and three-course dinner with wines. Registration required, space is limited! For more information visit www.spymuseum.org.
Location: Poste, 555 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Thursday, 12 September 2013, Noon-2:00 pm - Washington DC - The Returned & Services League of Australia meets to hear Major General Tim McOwan AO, DSC, CSM, Head Australian Defence Staff (Washington), and Australian Defence Attache.

Of special interest to AFIO members will be McOwan's appointment as Commander Australian Service Contingent Operation MAZURKA with the Multinational Force and Observers, Sinai, Egypt where he served as the Force Assistant Chief of Staff, and his posting in 1996 as the Staff Officer - Plans, Headquarters Special Forces (HQSF) prior to assuming the appointment as the first Chief of Staff in the newly formed Headquarters Special Operations (HQSO). He was deployed to the Arabian Gulf on Operation POLLARD as a member of the US CENTCOM-led Coalition Headquarters. Major General McOwan assumed command of the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) and commanded Joint Task Force 504 during Operation SPITFIRE, the Special Operations Component of INTERFET during Operation WARDEN and Joint Task Force 643 during Operation GOLD, the ADF Counter Terrorism support to the Sydney Olympics. In 2001 he was appointed Chief Staff Officer Plans (J5) in Joint Operations Command, responsible for operational planning for Australia's commitment to the War On Terror, OP SLIPPER in Afghanistan and OP FALCONER in Iraq as well as numerous other ADF operations. He became Deputy Special Operations Commander, Australia (DSOCAUST). In this appointment he supervised all SOCOMD operational activity and led the lodgement of the Special Operations Task Force into Afghanistan in 2005 (Operation SLIPPER). In January 2006 he was appointed the Chief of Defence Force Liaison Officer to the Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon, Washington DC. This appointment saw him responsible to the CDF for liaison between the US Defence Force and the Australian Defence Force in the areas of operations, strategic plans and intelligence. He has received many awards for distinguished service.
Where - Amenities Room, Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Washington DC 20036
Charge - $15.00 including buffet lunch and sodas. Alcoholic beverages - $2.00 each.
RSVP to David Ward at 202-352-8550 or via e-mail to dmward1973@gmail.com
NOTE: Valid photo ID required
Parking: While there is no parking at the Embassy, paid off street parking is available behind and under the Airline Pilots Association- 17th and Mass, and at 15th and Mass (1240 15th street). On street two hour metered parking is also available.

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 afiometro@gmail.com or call 646-717-3776.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 4:30 pm - Washington, DC - Dr. Randall G. Bowdish on "Shock, Awe, and Terrorism: Psychological Factors Behind Terror Attacks"

Dr. Bowdish is a retired Navy Captain with a Ph.D. in Political Science, specializing in International Relations. He has authored several articles and book chapters on terrorism. His other research interests include strategy, international conflict, and war termination.
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036.
RSVP is a REQUIREMENT in order to attend. Do so to kbridges@iwp.edu.
For additional information about the event, view the PDF of the lecture at this link: http://tinyurl.com/qfle8aq

17 September 2013, 11:30am - 2 pm - McLean, VA - DIAA Forum hears MajGen Michael Ennis speaks on "Intelligence Contributions to DIA and the IC by the USMLM to the Group of Soviet Forces, Germany"

MajGen Michael E. Ennis, USMC (ret) will speak on "Intelligence Contributions to DIA and the Intelligence Community by the U.S. Military Liaison Mission to the Group of Soviet Forces Germany."
The Military Liaison Missions arose from reciprocal agreements formed between the Western allied nations (the US, the UK and France) and the USSR shortly after the end of the Second World War. These agreements established liaison offices in each other's sectors in Germany staffed with military personnel. While the initial purpose of the Missions was to address post-war logistical issues between the four occupying powers, the presence of allied liaison missions inside the Soviet sector (East Germany) provided a rare opportunity to monitor Soviet military activity behind the Iron Curtain. The intelligence collected by the members of these small but unique organizations was a major contribution to DIA's understanding of Soviet military capabilities throughout the Cold War (1946-1990).
MajGen Ennis was one of the few Marine officers selected for the Army's Russian Foreign Area Officer program where he became a Russian linguist and a specialist on the Soviet Union. This led to an assignment as a translator on the Washington-Moscow Hotline (MOLINK) and then to Potsdam, East Germany where he spent nearly four years conducting clandestine reconnaissance and intelligence operations in communist East Germany in the 1980s as part of the US Military Liaison Mission. General Ennis later served as the Assistant Naval Attache in Moscow, the Director of Human Intelligence at the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service for Community Human Intelligence.
He is a native of Minnesota and a graduate of Concordia College with BA degrees in French and International Relations. He also holds an MA degree in Government and National Security Studies from Georgetown University.
This forum will follow a modified Chatham House rule. You may use the information, but with the exception of speaker's name and subject, you may make no attribution. Everything will be off the record.
Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA. Pay at the door with a check for $29.00 payable to DIAA, Inc. Pay at the door with a check for $29.00 per person, payable to DIAA, Inc. Checks are preferred, but will accept cash; however credit card payments are discouraged
Make reservations by 16 September 2013 by email to diforum@diaalumni.org. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. For each attendee, choose among chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portabella for your lunch selection.

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 robsmom@pcisys.net

20 - 24 September 2013, 8:30 AM - 4 pm EDT - Herndon, VA - 2013 ERII Counterespionage Conference

You are invited to attend The 2013 ERII Counterespionage Conference in Herndon, Virginia. September 20th, 21st & 22nd.
This year, our keynote address will be given by: Mr. Gennady S. Vasilenko
Vasilenko was a KGB "Line KR" counterintelligence officer identified as a Central Intelligence Agency spy by Robert Hanssen, Vasilenko had been unsuccessfully cultivated for years by the CIA's Jack Platt and FBI Sp. Agent Dion Rankin. In fact, Vasilenko never succumbed to American blandishments. But, in January 1988 while on a visit to Havana, Vasilenko was arrested and taken by ship back to Moscow to face six months of interrogation in the infamous Lefortovo prison.
Vasilenko was among the four convicted Russians who were "traded " in exchange for U.S. "deportation" of ten Russian nationals - part of a large "Illegal intelligence aparat" living in the United States and reporting to the SVR foreign intelligence service. (Exchange date was 10 July 2010).
And, we have also lined up the following exciting presentations and vendors:
CLICK HERE FOR DRAFT CONFERENCE AGENDA
"Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring" by Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., Paul D Turner, TSS TSI; "Practical NLJD Evaluation, Comparisons, Findings and Recommendations". By Steve Whitehead - Eavesdropping Detection Solutions - CBIA - BECSA; "Covert Audio Technical Surveillance - Burst & TMVWB Systems Presentation" by LJM Tech Support, Alain-Pierre LACLOTTE; "Wireless MAC Address Interception & Tracking" by Arizona Technical Security. Jeff Evert; "Cyber Counterintelligence" by SpearTip, LLC. Jarrett Kolthoff; "Cellebrite" Mobile Forensics" by Richard B. Wejnert and Lee Papathanasious; "CI Centre" by David Major; GSM Cellular Eavesdropping and Detection" & "Searchlight Demo" By Jason Dibley - QCC Interscan, Ltd.; "Berkeley Varitronics Systems" by Scott Schober and Carmine Caferra; "Research Electronics International" by Lee Jones; and "SPYPEDIA" by Ms. Meaghan Smith. Includes SPECIAL SUNDAY TSCM WORKSHOP BY PAUL TURNER - Professional Development TSCM Group Inc.; "Kestrel TSCM Professional Software - Operational Deployment."
Register here.
Questions?: Contact J.D. LeaSure, Director, Espionage Research Institute International (ERII), email: JDL@ERII.org or phone 1.757.716.7353

Saturday, 21 September 2013 - Kennebunk, ME - The AFIO Maine Chapter hears Robert Wallace on "Who's Really Spying On You?"

The chapter opens its fall programs with Robert W. Wallace addressing "WHO IS REALLY SPYING ON YOU?" Is individual freedom being undermined by a government constituted to preserve liberty? The speaker describes the post WWII development of surveillance tools and communications technology and the implications of the 'big data' phenomena for intelligence capabilities, national policy, and individual behavior.
Bob Wallace’s 32-year career with CIA (1971-2003) included assignments as operations officer, station chief, resource manager, and director of clandestine technical programs. Between 1991 and 2003 he held senior positions including Director of CIA’s Office of Technical Services (OTS). After his retirement in 2004 he founded ArtemusConsulting Group, a network of intelligence professionals which offers management counsel and strategic planning.
He is author of SPYCRAFT: the Secret History of the CIA’s Spytechs from Communism to al-Qaeda, contributor to Vaults, Mirrors & Masks: Rediscovering U.S. Counterintelligence and co-author of The Official CIA Manual of Deception and Trickery. His presentations include such diverse groups as The Smithsonian, National Archives, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the International Spy Museum and, of course, AFIO/ME.
Because of the increasing interest in and attendance at our meetings, beginning September 21 our meetings will be held at the Kennebunk High School main auditorium located at 89 Fletcher Street (Route 35), Kennebunk. The building is 1 ˝ miles north from US Route 1 (Junction of Rte 35 & 1) and ˝ mile south from Maine Turnpike Exit 25. The auditorium is at the south end of the building through the door marked #3. Park along Fletcher St in front of the building or behind the south side of the building. The meeting is open to the public. For information call 207-967-4298.

Thursday, 26 September 2013, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - "Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America," at the International Spy Museum

Six months after the 9/11 attacks, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly initiated a straightforward, yet audacious, antiterrorist plan to be implemented in the Big Apple, dispatching a vast network of undercover officers and informants to track suspected terrorists. In Enemies Within, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalists Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman for Associated Press reveal the effectiveness of the domestic spying plan. Based on hundreds of previously unpublished New York Police Department internal memos and exclusive interviews with intelligence sources, including 25-year FBI veteran Don Borelli who assisted with the book, they found that many of those strategies aren't even close to being useful, functional, or successful. As Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), Borelli was responsible for top investigations and counterterrorism missions that spanned the globe. Join Apuzzo and Borelli for an unbridled look at the breathtaking race to avert a second devastating terrorist attack on American soil.
Join the co-author and contributor for an informal chat and book signing.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. For more information visit www.spymuseum.org.

Tuesday, 01 October 2013, 6 pm - Washington, DC - "Witness to History: The Investigation of Robert Hanssen," at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum events In 1979, FBI special agent Robert Hanssen volunteered to spy for Soviet Military Intelligence (GRU). To enrich his lifestyle and that of his family, the counterintelligence expert shared US intelligence community secrets, the identities of dozens of secret intelligence agents working for the US around the world, caused deaths of Russians aiding the US, and leaked the existence of an FBI eavesdropping tunnel under the Russian Embassy in DC. Hanssen remained anonymous to his Soviet handlers and to the US government for over 20 years. Building the case against Hanssen was a joint effort between the FBI, CIA, Department of State, and the Justice Department. Hanssen's arrest and conviction led to a full security review of the FBI. Panelists for this inside look at the case include: Mike Rochford, (ret.) FBI Section Chief, Russian Overseas Espionage and David Wise, Author of Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America
Light hors d'oeuvres at 6:00PM. Panel begins at 6:45pm. Free! Registration required, space is limited! For more information visit www.spymuseum.org.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 11:30 am - 3 pm - MacDill AFB, FL - AFIO Suncoast Chapter hosts Daniel T. Cohen, RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Daniel Cohen is Head of Knowledge Delivery and Business Development for RSA's Online Threats Managed Services Group (OTMS). RSA is the security division of EMC. He will be presenting from Israel via Skype link. As described in Wikipedia, EMC Corporation (stylized as EMC˛) is an American multinational corporation that offers data storage, information security, virtualization, and cloud computing products and services which enable businesses to store, manage, protect, and analyze massive volumes of data. EMC's target markets include large FORTUNE 500 companies as well as small business across various vertical markets. It is headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. In his role as Head of Knowledge Delivery, Mr. Cohen and his team are responsible for gathering, analyzing and reporting on intelligence findings recovered by the different cyber teams operating within the group. This intersection of data –human-based intelligence, malware research, and anti-phishing operations – provides Mr. Cohen with unique visibility into the ever-changing cyber-crime landscape. Coupled with his industry insight as Head of Business Development, Mr. Cohen has a wealth of experience in working with leading companies worldwide in strategizing their security needs. Mr. Cohen holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Herzliya Inter-Disciplinary Center, Israel.
Location: MacDill AFB Bay Palms Golf Complex, 1803 Golf Course Avenue, MacDill AFB, FL 33621.
Please RSVP to the Chapter Secretary no later than Wednesday, October 2, for yourself and include the names of any guests. Email or call the Chapter Secretary. You will receive a confirmation via email. If you do not, please contact the Chapter Secretary.
You must present your $20 check payable to "Suncoast Chapter, AFIO" (or cash) at check-in to cover the luncheon. If you make a reservation, don't cancel and get a cancellation confirmation by the response deadline and then don't show up, you will be responsible for the cost of the luncheon.
Note that the base is now enforcing a handscan registration for those with ID cards so, if you haven't been on-base recently, you should look into this or allow some extra time when you arrive for the meeting. Should you not have a 'bumper sticker' or ID card for access to MacDill AFB, please so state in your RSVP. If you have not already submitted information required for the Gate Access List, be sure to include your license number, name on drivers license and state of issue for yourself and for any guests you are bringing. Anyone with special AFIO Gate Access should proceed to the Bayshore Gate. If you need directions, please let us know. The main gate will send you to the visitor's center and they will not be able to help you enter the base, only give you directions to the Bayshore Gate. The cash wine and soda bar will open at 1100 hours for those that wish to come early to socialize.
Questions or reservations to Michael F. Shapiro at mfshapiro@att.net

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, noon - Washington, DC - Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity (a Monthly Update), at the International Spy Museum with David Major.

Presented in partnership with the CI Centre, these monthly briefings will provide you with the opportunity to be the first to learn of the most current worldwide happenings in the field of intelligence and terrorism. Drawn from the Centre's SPYPEDIA®, a comprehensive online subscription database of espionage information, each of these updates covers 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. For more information visit www.spymuseum.org

10 - 11 October 2013 - Charleston, SC - The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina presents the Southeast Region Security & Intelligence Conference with the theme: "Securing Our Intelligence & Protecting Our Ports" 

Keeping with the tradition of The Citadel's historic role in defending the country, the Criminal Justice Department and the School of Humanities is pleased to announce the next chapter in Homeland Security. The Citadel will hold its first conference dedicated to Homeland Security and Intelligence. The conference will feature professionals and academics from various disciplines and agencies related to homeland security and intelligence. Keynote speakers include: Letitia Long, Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Robert Cardillo, Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Stu Shea, Chief Operating Officer, SAIC, and many other senior officials and experts. http://www.citadel.edu/root/criminaljustice-sersi-conference
Conference Registration: https://foundation.citadel.edu/sersi

16 October 2013 - Laurel, Maryland - "Safeguarding Intelligence" - Theme of the National Cryptological Museum Foundation's Annual Membership Meeting

Details on the speakers, agenda and other events will be provided as soon as they become available.

The Meeting will be held at the Kossiakoff Center, JHU/APL, 11100 John Hopkins Rd, Laurel, MD 20723, 240-228-7574

The fee for NCMF members is $20 and for non members $50 which includes one year membership in the NCMF.  The fee includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments at the morning break.  There will also be A.M and P.M. shuttle service to and from the parking lot.

You can register securely online here on the donation page, or you can download and complete the Registration form and mail to the NCMF at PO Box 1682, Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755.  Call 301-688-5436 for assistance or send an email to cryptmf@aol.com

17-18 October 2013 - Laurel, MD - "Technological Change and Cryptology: Meeting the Historical Challenges" is theme at the Biennial Cryptologic History Symposium

The Two Day Cryptographic History Event of the Year - "Technological Change and Cryptology: Meeting the Historical Challenges" - NSA's 2013 Cryptologic History Symposium, 17-18 October 2013 Laurel, Maryland

The Center for Cryptologic History hosts a biennial international symposium in October during odd-numbered years. The speakers and audience are a mix of outside scholars, current practitioners, retired veterans, and interested members of the public. Past symposia have had presenters from over a dozen countries.
The theme for the 2013 symposium, to be held on October 17-18 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Conference Center (just west of Laurel, Maryland) is "Technological Change and Cryptology: Meeting the Historical Challenges." The conference will include sessions on "A Tribute to Alan Turing," a "Roundtable on Cyber History," "Bletchley Park," "COMINT and the Civil War," "The Cryptologic Legacy of the Great War Era," "SIGINT and the Vietnam War Era," and "A Technological Advantage: Historical Perspectives on Cryptologic Research and Development."
In all there will be 21 separate sessions and over 70 presentations. Speakers will include scholars such as David Kahn and cryptologic pioneers such as Whitfield Diffie.
All symposium sessions are unclassified and open to the registered public. A complete agenda and registration information will be available here at the website or by contacting the Center for Cryptologic History at 301-688-2336 or via email at history@nsa.gov.

Note also that the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation has an excellent program the day before - 16 October - at the same venue described above.

Thursday, 17 October 2013, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - "Hezbollah's Reach Around the World" at the International Spy Museum

"We will not take rejection or humiliation." - Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General of Hezbollah

Hezbollah - Lebanon's "Party of God" - is much more than a political party. It's an Islamic Shia religious and social movement, Lebanon's largest militia, a close ally of Iran, and a terrorist organization. But Hezbollah's reach is not limited to Lebanon; it extends far beyond that country's borders with worldwide financial and logistical networks supporting its covert criminal and terrorist operations worldwide from the Middle East to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. And what is the extent of Hezbollah's role in Iran's shadow war with Israel and the West, including plots targeting civilians around the world? Explore Hezbollah's footprint and future goals with expert commentators: Matthew Levitt, Senior Fellow and Director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, author of Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God, and a former FBI counterterrorism analyst as well as former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the US Department of the Treasury; and Reuel Marc Gerecht, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, author of The Wave: Man, God, and the Ballot Box in the Middle East, and a former Middle East specialist in the CIA's Clandestine Service.
In collaboration with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy.
Tickets: $15. To register or for more information visit www.spymuseum.org

2 November 2013 - Indialantic, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter Hears from FBI Sr Resident Agent Russell Hayes

The AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter will host Russell Hayes, Supervisory Senior Resident Agent, Brevard Resident Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, a sub-office of the FBI Tampa Division. Mr. Hayes also heads the Brevard (County) Joint Terrorism Task Force and will address a variety of topical issues. The meeting will take place at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club, Indialantic, FL, and the Meet and Greet will begin at 1130. For information and reservations, please contact Bobbie Keith, 321.777.5561 or bobbie6769@juno.com.

Thursday, 14 November 2013, noon - Washington, DC - "The Family Jewels: The CIA, Secrecy and Presidential Power," at the International Spy Museum

In December 1974, a front-page story in the New York Times revealed the explosive details of years of illegal domestic operations by the Central Intelligence Agency including political surveillance, eavesdropping, and detention. These revelations shocked the public and led to investigations by a presidential commission and committees in both houses of Congress. Investigators soon discovered that the CIA abuses were described in a top-secret document that Agency insiders dubbed the "Family Jewels." That document became ground zero for a political firestorm that lasted more than a year. John Prados, a Senior Fellow of the National Security Archive in Washington, DC, recounts the secret operations that constituted the "Jewels," shows that the abuses have since been replicated by the intelligence agencies at the global level, and exposes the strenuous efforts -- by the Agency, the Executive Branch, and even presidents -- to evade accountability.
Join the author for an informal chat and book signing.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. More information at www.spymuseum.org

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