AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #08-14 dated 25 February 2014

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Obituaries, Books and Coming Events

Obituaries

Books

Coming Educational Events

Current Calendar for Next Two Months ONLY

1 - 3 May 2014 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO 2014 3-day Symposium. Registration has opened here. Hotel registration currently available at this link.

For Additional Events two+ months or more.... view our online Calendar of Events 

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"My Friend and Colleague, Bob Hanssen"

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 1000 - 1300 hrs

The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation's Spring Program

Jim Ohlson, a retired FBI Special Agent with over 28 years of service to the FBI, primarily in the counterintelligence and counterterrorism programs, speaks on his long friendship with former FBI colleague Bob Hanssen. Jim Ohlson is currently with NSA's Office of Counterintelligence.


Event Location: L-3 Communications located at 2720 Technology Drive, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701, Tel 301-575-3200. Lunch will be served 1200-1300.
For updated information follow link on photo above.
To join us for this exciting program mail your registration fee in the enclosed envelope or register online at www.cryptologicfoundation.org. The fees are $20 for members and $50 for guests (includes a guest membership). Deadline for registration is 07 March 2014.
If you wish to register by sending a check via U.S. mail, do so by making it payable to NCMF and send to PO Box 1682, Fort George G Meade, MD 20755-3682. Questions? Contact Mary J. Faletto, Senior Administrator, National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, Office: 301-688-5436 Cell: 443-250-8621. E-mail: cryptmf@aol.com

 

First 2014 AFIO National Luncheon
and AFIO's 2014 Symposium Agenda and Registration has opened and is now online. [See second item]

21 March 2014

Meet Two Senior CIA Officers
Who Made the Tough
Post-9/11 Decisions

1 pm Speaker

John Rizzo, former Acting General Counsel, CIA

author of

Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA

"Rizzo rose to become the most influential career lawyer in CIA history
...involved in proxy wars in Central America in the 1970s to recent drone strikes in Pakistan."

"Practicing law at CIA was unlike any other attorney job in the government.
Few federal statutes were meant to apply to the Agency's activities..."

Company Man is "an atlas to navigate the dark, murky morality
that governs the business of intelligence."

--- The Washington Post, Dina Temple-Raston, 10 January 2014

- - -

11 am Speaker

Philip Mudd

Former Deputy Director of National Security, FBI
and Former Deputy Director, Counterterrorist Center, CIA

author of

TAKEDOWN:
Inside the Hunt for Al Qaida

Philip Mudd, a career CIA officer, become second-in-charge of counterterrorism analysis in the Counterterrorist Center. He was promoted to the position of Deputy Director of the Center in 2003 and served there until 2005, when FBI Director Mueller appointed him as the first-ever deputy director of the National Security Branch in 2005.  He later became the FBI's Senior Intelligence Adviser and then resigned from government service in March 2010.

<Register while space remains

EVENT LOCATION: The Crowne Plaza
1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Virginia 22102
Driving directions here or use this link: http://tinyurl.com/boey9vf


First Call for AFIO's 2014 Intelligence Symposium
Tentative Agenda and Registration Now Available Online

1 - 3 May 2014

GEOINT, HUMINT, SIGINT: Expanding Capabilities; Growing Challenges and Risks

Day One at the new headquarters of the
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Tentative Agenda is <here.
The Agenda was updated on 25 February 2014
There will be occasional updates so check again every ten days.

Be an early registrant....to get best hotel rooms and seating...
To apply quickly and securely online
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For an application form to mail or print, download this 1-page PDF here

You will hear/meet NGA Director Letitia Long, as well as the following speakers (confirmed or invited):
George Tenet, former Director, CIA; Michael Sulick, former Director, CIA's National Clandestine Service; Michael Warner, Historian, DoD and CIA; James Hughes, CIA Mideast Expert; Kai Bird, author on CIA in Beirut; Hugh Wilford on CIA's Secret Arabists and U.S. Policy in the Middle East; Keith Alexander, Director, NSA; Stewart Baker, former NSA & DHS; John Bennett, former Deputy Director, CIA's National Clandestine Service; Spike Bowman, former NSA, NCIX/DNI, FBI, current; David Major, former FBI/National Security Council; David Ignatius, journlist Washington Post; John Sano, former Deputy Director National Clandestine Service, CIA.

Day One of the Event [at NGA] is open to U.S. citizens only. Days Two and Three are open to all members, subscribers, and guests.
All three days will be conducted at UNCLASSIFIED level.

Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22102, Phone: 1-888-233-9527

Use the following link: http://tinyurl.com/ko6ppau to enter a hotel reservation at the discounted $109/nite rate.

If there is any difficulty getting the AFIO $109/night rate, at the hotel ask for Kristina Dorough at 703-738-3114 M - F 7am - 5pm EST
We do NOT recommend calling the national reservation lines but suggest calling the hotel at the above number to get the special event rate.



Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

U.S. Air Force Reveals 'Neighborhood Watch' Spy Satellite Program. The United States plans to launch a pair of satellites to keep tabs on spacecraft from other countries orbiting 22,300 miles above the planet, as well as to track space debris, the head of Air Force Space Command said.

The previously classified Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) will supplement ground-based radars and optical telescopes in tracking thousands of pieces of debris so orbital collisions can be avoided, General William Shelton said at the Air Force Association meeting in Orlando on Friday.

He called it a "neighborhood watch program" that will provide a more detailed perspective on space activities. He said the satellites, scheduled to be launched this year, also will be used to ferret out potential threats from other spacecraft.

The program "will bolster our ability to discern when adversaries attempt to avoid detection and to discover capabilities they may have which might be harmful to our critical assets at these higher altitudes," Shelton said in the speech, which also was posted on the Air Force Association's website. [Read more: Klotz/Reuters/22February2014]

China Readies for 'Short, Sharp' War With Japan. China's recent military exercises revealed that it is preparing for a short war with Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea, a Navy intelligence official recently warned.

Navy Capt. James Fanell, director of intelligence and information operations for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, said during a conference in San Diego that the People's Liberation Army's large-scale war games last fall showed that the island of Taiwan is no longer Beijing's lone major target.

"In addition to a longstanding task to restore Taiwan to the mainland, we witnessed the massive amphibious and cross-military region exercise, Mission Action 2013, and concluded that the PLA has been given new task: To be able to conduct a short, sharp war to destroy Japanese forces in the East China Sea, followed by what can only be expected [as] a seizure of the Senkakus, or even the southern Ryukus," he said.

The uninhabited Senkakus islands are located north of Taiwan and south of Japan's Ryuku islands. China claims the chain as its "Diaoyu" islands. [Read more: Gertz/WashingtonTimes/19February2014]

Convictions of 5 Italians Thrown Out in CIA Case. Italy's top criminal court on Monday tossed out the convictions of five Italian intelligence agents accused of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric as a terror suspect 11 years ago as part of the CIA's extraordinary rendition program.

In dismissing the 2013 appeals court convictions, the Cassation Court ruled the five should not have been prosecuted because the case involved classified information. They had originally been acquitted by a lower court in the 2003 abduction of the cleric in Milan.

Nicola Madia, a lawyer for the lead defendant, Nicolo Pollari, who had headed Italy's SISMI military intelligence agency, said his client was satisfied with the ruling.

Pollari "wasn't able to defend himself" in the case because certain evidence could not be revealed in court because of state secrecy restrictions, said Madia. Pollari, who still works for the government but no longer in an intelligence agency role, had been sentenced to 10 years in prison by the appeals tribunal. [Read more: AP/24February2014]

Brazil, Europe Plan Undersea Cable to Skirt U.S. Spying. Brazil and the European Union agreed on Monday to lay an undersea communications cable from Lisbon to Fortaleza to reduce Brazil's reliance on the United States after Washington spied on Brasilia.

At a summit in Brussels, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said the $185 million cable project was central to "guarantee the neutrality" of the Internet, signaling her desire to shield Brazil's Internet traffic from U.S. surveillance.

"We have to respect privacy, human rights and the sovereignty of nations. We don't want businesses to be spied upon," Rousseff told a joint news conference with the presidents of the European Commission and the European Council.

"The Internet is one of the best things man has ever invented. So we agreed for the need to guarantee ... the neutrality of the network, a democratic area where we can protect freedom of expression," Rousseff said. [Read more: Emmott/Reuters/24February2014]

Turkey's Erdogan Seeks Broader Intelligence Agency Powers. Turkey's government submitted a draft law designed to give sweeping additional powers to its intelligence services, its latest move to expand executive control over key institutions ahead of pivotal elections.

Under the proposed legislation, introduced Wednesday by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party, the National Intelligence Organization, known as MIT, would gain the power to demand unrestricted access to records of state institutions and private companies without a court order.

Prosecutors seeking to investigate MIT's activities or personnel would need the service's permission to bring a legal case, a provision opposition lawmakers said would provide senior intelligence officials virtual immunity from the law. Journalists who publish classified MIT documents would face a prison sentence of up to 12 years, according to the bill.

Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said the bill, which must now be approved by parliament and President Abdullah Gul to become law, was "nothing extraordinary" and merely brought Turkey's intelligence services into line with other countries. [Read more: Parkinson/WallStreetJournal/20February2014]

Pentagon Plays Down Intelligence Officer's Provocative China Assessment. The Pentagon on Thursday played down remarks by a senior Navy intelligence officer who told a public forum that he believed China was training its forces to be capable of carrying out a "short, sharp" war with Japan in the East China Sea.

The comments by Captain James Fanell, director of intelligence and information operations at the U.S. Pacific Fleet, were little noticed when he made them last week at a conference on maritime strategy called "West 2014" in San Diego. They can be seen here.

Fanell also predicted China, which declared an air defense zone last year in the East China Sea where it is locked in a territorial dispute with Japan over a string of small islands, would declare another air defense zone by the end of 2015, this time in the South China Sea.

The Pentagon's top spokesman, Rear Admiral John Kirby, declined to comment on whether it was appropriate for Fanell to publicly offer such a blunt assessment, but said the Pentagon wanted closer ties with China's military. [Read more: Stewart/Reuters/20February2014]

British Police Arrest Former Guantánamo Detainee. The British police said on Tuesday that they had arrested Moazzam Begg, a former detainee at the American prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, along with three other people from the Midlands region of England on suspicion of terrorism offenses related to the war in Syria, where, intelligence officials say, hundreds of British militants have been drawn to the fight against President Bashar al-Assad.

Mr. Begg, 45, was one of the last Britons held at the naval base in Cuba before his release and return home in early 2005. At the time, lawyers said that he and a fellow detainee, Feroz Abbasi, had been held in solitary confinement for nearly two years. He had been detained in Pakistan in 2002 and had lived in Afghanistan a year earlier when the United States-led war against the Taliban began.

The West Midlands Police in Birmingham said that Mr. Begg was detained with a 44-year-old woman and her 20-year-old son from the city's Sparkhill district, along with a 36-year-old man from the nearby Solihull area. The other three detainees were not identified by name.

"We can confirm that Moazzam Begg was arrested this morning," a police statement said. "We are confirming this name as a result of the anticipated high public interest to accredited media." [Read more: Cowell/NYTimes/25February2014]

New Zealand Spy Agencies Silent Over Funding. The New Zealand Government's spy agencies have refused to tell MPs whether they receive funding from other members of the Five Eyes intelligence network.

The Government Communications Security Bureau and the Security Intelligence Service have been replying to questions from Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee on Monday.

The GCSB and the SIS were asked whether they get funding directly or indirectly from the governments of Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom or the United States.

Both withheld the information. They also refused to say whether any foreign government paid for any positions within the agencies. [Read more: RadioNewZealand/24February2014]

House Votes to Reform Corrections Intelligence. Maryland's corrections department is backing legislation to make official the new structure of its statewide prison intelligence operations, which were reorganized after last year's indictments of 27 Baltimore correctional officers.

The House unanimously passed the bill Thursday morning. The Senate has already approved its own similar bill, but this still leaves some administrative steps before it becomes law.

The bills are a response to last year's indictments. Federal officials charged the Baltimore officers with smuggling drugs, tobacco and other contraband in for inmates.

Gregg Hershberger, who took over in December as Maryland's secretary of public safety and correctional services, told a Senate committee last month he is still trying to root out corrupt staff members.

"I am not that naive to think that we still don't have more work to be done," he said. [Read more: AP/20February2014]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

This Is How America's Spies Could Find the Next National Security Threat. There's a new website in town that looks to crowdsource predictions about everything from drone delivery to the future price of BitCoins. The SciCast site, which researchers at George Mason University launched in December, allows users from around the world to make predictions and pose questions in order to forecast possible future events and technological breakthroughs. And it's funded by the Director of National Intelligence's Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, or IARPA.

"We're forecasting science and technology events that might be of national security interest, but we're also creating technologies that can be applied to a wide range of national security questions," said George Mason University economics professor Robin Hanson, one of the project principles.

The site is technically a prediction market, a sort of virtual casino where participants can wager on real events in much the way gamblers bet on the outcome of big football games. Prediction markets aren't new. GE, Google, Motorola, Microsoft and various other companies have all used online prediction markets to get a consensus snapshot of the future. Sites like Inkling markets allow regular individuals to make bets on future events and to ask questions of the mob.

Online betting pools have proven useful in answering a wide number of national security questions. In early 2003, users of a prediction market called TradeSports.com correctly forecast a very low probability that weapons of mass destruction would be found in Iraq, at a time when the CIA and the Bush White House continued to assess the presence of WMDs in that country. Prediction markets can also determine how a technological breakthrough, like the development of a new weapon, might change depending on varying conditions of funding, political support or the availability of technical expertise. [Read more: Tucker/DefenseOne/20February2014]

World's Largest Collection of Cars from James Bond Movies Put on Sale for £20 Million. Any die-hard James Bond fan with extremely deep pockets would be interested in this.

The world's largest collection of cars from 007 movies which includes six Aston Martins has been put up for sale for an eye-watering £20 million.

Multi-millionaire Michael Dezer bought dozens of cars from the James Bond museum in Keswick in 2011 and added to it over the next two years.

The real estate mogul's collection includes the tank from Goldeneye, the Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me and a yacht used in From Russia With Love.

The newest cars in the collection are the Audi A5 and the Land Rovers used in Skyfall (2012) while the oldest is the Fairey Huntress boat used in From Russia With Love (1963). [Read more: Dassanayake/Express/17February2014]

Declassified Photos Show the Top Secret Early Days of the NSA. Last year, in celebration of its 60th anniversary, the National Security Agency published a digital memory book of declassified photos, audio tapes, and documents from its archives. 

The multi-billion dollar agency first took shape in the 1930s, but its existence was kept a deep secret until a Senate investigation in the mid-70s.

Below are some of the most interesting from the NSA's archives: [Read more: Macias/BusinessInsider/20February2014]

The CIA's 1961 "Personality Sketch" of Nikita Khrushchev. In this 15-page document, shared with John F. Kennedy in 1961, the Central Intelligence Agency summed up their view of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's personality.

The document was part of a 155-page dossier JFK's staff gave him before his meeting with Khrushchev in Vienna in June of that year. (The whole folder is visible online through the JFK Library's digital archives.) The "personality sketch" accompanied notes from President Eisenhower's conversations with Khrushchev, memoranda from the Secretary of State and the National Security Advisor, and other background material on the Soviet leader and his previous relationship with the United States.

The CIA "personality sketch" presented the agency's view of Khrushchev as a proud, possibly vain self-made man, a namedropper who was paradoxically pragmatic and irascible. The anonymous author of the document thought that Khrushchev had become increasingly refined in shaping his public image, having "given up his public drinking bouts," and even the "raucous performance at the UN last fall" showed "the mark of calculation, in contrast to some of his earlier headlong indiscretions."

The personality sketch referred to varying reports on Khrushchev's ability in debates, noting that he was rapier-sharp in some conversations, but dull in others, and seemed to over-rely on his staff to brief him. Regardless of lapses, the document summed up: "“[Khrushchev] has the uncanny ability of making people depart evaluating their own performance rather than describing his." [Read more: Onion/Slate/21February2014]

Moe Berg: Catcher and Spy. Moe Berg has long enjoyed a reputation as the most shadowy player in the history of baseball. Earning more notoriety for being a frontline spy than for being a backup catcher, it is difficult to separate fact from fiction in Berg's undercover career. Just Berg being a spy begs the question: How much of the fiction might have been used as cover?

In 1934, five years before he retired as a player, Berg made his second trip to Japan as part of a traveling major league All-Star team. One might wonder what the seldom-used catcher, a .251 hitter that season, was doing playing with the likes of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

Berg, who spoke Japanese, took home movies of the Tokyo skyline that were used in the planning of General Jimmy Doolittle's 1942 bombing raids on the Japanese capital. The U.S. government wrote a letter to Berg, thanking him for the movies. Biographies, magazine articles and word of mouth have elevated this story into the stuff of legend.

The only utility player to be the subject of three biographies, few of his accomplishments came in the batter's box. It was Berg whom St. Louis Cardinals scout Mike Gonzalez was describing when he coined the phrase "good field, no hit" in the early 1920s. [Read more: Acocella/ESPNClassic]

This Day in Jewish History / Soviet Spy Leopold Trepper is Born. February 23, 1904 is the birthdate of the legendary Soviet spy Leopold Trepper, who before and during World War II headed the so-called Red Orchestra, the intelligence network that gathered information about the German military from several capitals in occupied Europe.

Trepper was born in Nowy Targ, today a town in southern Poland, although then in Austria-Hungary. He was one of 10 children whose father, a failed businessman, died when Leopold was 12, leaving the family in financial straits. The same year his father died, Leopold became active in the socialist-Zionist movement Hashomer Hatzair, eventually becoming one of its leaders in Poland.

Trepper was able to finish high school in Lvov because his mother made it her first priority, but he left university in Krakow without a degree to help support his family, working as a miner and construction worker. Already a committed socialist, he helped organize a miners' strike, which led to his first imprisonment, at age 22, for several months.

In 1926, Trepper moved to Palestine, then under British Mandatory control. There he joined the Palestine Communist Party and organized a Jewish-Arab labor organization called Ihud (unity) within the Histadrut labor federation. For his Communist involvement, the British expelled him from the country in 1929. [Read more: Green/Haaretz/22February2014]

Call Her Deb: Qualicum Beach Resident is the Head of Canada's Security Intelligence Review Committee. "Around here I'm just Deb," says Deborah Grey, and she likes it like that.

On a weekday afternoon in the Courtyard Café in Qualicum Beach, grandkids come over to her table for a hug, friends say hi and husband Lew calls to say he'll meet her there in 20 minutes.

A couple of guys sitting nearby make cracks about her not telling the reporter any secrets and you can tell she's resigned to hearing that sort of thing for as long as she's head of Canada's Security Intelligence Review Committee.

"I love being part of the community," she says. We go to the little Baptist church and I'm just Deb. We come here and I'm just Deb."

But a half-dozen times a year "just Deb" flies to Ottawa, where she chairs the committee charged with overseeing Canada's main spy agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. [Read more: Wilford/VNS/20February2014]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Tales From the TSA: Confiscating Aluminum Foil and Watching Out for Solar Powered Bombs. Earlier this month, the Transportation Security Administration announced a ban on all carry-on liquids for flights between the U.S. and Russia. The ban came in response to a warning from the Department of Homeland Security that terrorists may have been planning to smuggle explosives aboard planes in toothpaste tubes ahead of the Sochi Olympics. Now, Homeland Security is issuing a new warning: that recent intelligence has detected a new "shoe bomb" threat from overseas (while, at the same time, anonymous officials stress that there is "no specific threat"). Hold on to your loafers.

Absurd rules at the airport have become a fact of life at the post-9/11 security checkpoint - perhaps the central focus of the scorn and ridicule that is routinely leveled at the TSA. But while the public often directs its anger at the agents on the ground, they should really save their ire for the agents' bosses, both local and back in D.C.

When I came out from anonymity on a blog I'd been writing while employed by the TSA, much of the e-mail that I received from former co-workers expressed anger that I had given floor-level TSA employees a bad rap, while failing to take on TSA employees in higher pay grades. They may have had a point.

Most front-line TSA agents despise the absurd rules they are ordered to enforce just as much as the public whose items are confiscated due to the rules. Ask almost any TSA employee what his or her least favorite part about the job is, and the answer will usually include a long list of managers, federal security directors, and other higher-ups.

My six years at the TSA played out like a circus of absurd security regulations, presided over by a coterie of managers who, for the most part, made the Keystone Cops look competent. [Read more: Harrington/Time/20February2014]

Is the CIA Better Than the Military at Drone Killings?  It's been more than a year since incoming CIA Director John Brennan signaled his intention to shift drone warfare to the Pentagon as soon as possible. Brennan, a career spook, was said to be determined to restore the agency to its roots as an espionage factory, not a paramilitary organization. And President Obama endorsed his plan to hand drone warfare over to the military, according to administration officials.

But a funny thing happened on the way back to cloak-and-dagger. According to intelligence experts and some powerful friends of the CIA on Capitol Hill, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the agency may simply be much better than the military at killing people in a targeted, precise way - and, above all, at ensuring that the bad guys they're getting are really bad guys. And that distinction has become more important than ever at a time when Obama is intent on moving away from a "permanent war footing" and on restricting targeted killings exclusively to a handful of Qaida-linked senior terrorists.

No public data exist on the accuracy and reliability of the strikes launched by the CIA versus those by the Pentagon, says Bill Roggio of The Long War Journal, who has tracked drone attacks. And the administration has insisted that all targeted killings must meet the same threshold. Obama said in a landmark speech at the National Defense University last year, "Before any strike is taken, there must be near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured - the highest standard we can set." Nonetheless, the Pentagon's most recent botched hit in Yemen, a territory shared by the CIA and the Defense Department, pointed up problems with the military-run program that have long worried detractors. The strike in December killed a dozen people in an 11-vehicle convoy that tribal leaders later said was part of a wedding procession.

In extraordinarily blunt but little-noted remarks last year about the covert programs, Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, worried that the Pentagon simply incurs too much "collateral damage" and too often acts on bad intelligence. While the CIA exercises "patience and discretion," she said, "the military program has not done that nearly as well... That causes me concern." [Read more: Hirsch/NationalJournal/25February2014]


Section IV - Obituaries, Books and Coming Events


Obituaries

Edmund H. Nowinski. Edmund H. Nowinski, a systems engineer and former Central Intelligence Agency and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) official, died Jan. 19 at his home in Melbourne Beach, Fla. He was 69.

The cause was lung cancer, said his son, Nicolas Nowinski. 

Mr. Nowinski joined the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology in 1967 in what is now the Office of Development and Engineering. He worked on early space reconnaissance activities for the NRO, where he was assigned to the system analysis staff in 1969.

He became director of a newly formed CIA data communications group in 1981 and later was the NRO's chief systems engineer. In 1993, he was named director of development and engineering for the CIA and director of imagery intelligence for the NRO.

After working for the CIA, Mr. Nowinski in 1995 became a vice president of Harris Corp., a government contractor based in Melbourne, Fla.

From 1998 until 2005, he was a vice president and program manager of the Future Imagery Architecture project for Boeing in Seal Beach, Calif. The program was described in news accounts as one of the country's most expensive spy-satellite failures, costing at least $4 billion before it was halted, according to a 2007 investigation by the New York Times.

The company fired Mr. Nowinski as the project fell apart. Afterward, he returned to Florida and continued work as a consultant to the aerospace industry.

Edmund Henry Nowinski was born in Newark and was a 1967 electrical engineering graduate of what is now the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

He received numerous service awards from the CIA and NRO.

His marriage, to the former Judith Norulak, ended in divorce. Survivors include two children, Nicolas Nowinski of Arlington County and Mary McLeese of Fairfax County; two sisters; and a brother. [McDonough/WashingtonPost/21February2014]

Tennent H. 'Pete' Bagley. Tennent H. "Pete" Bagley, a former CIA officer who led the agency's counterintelligence activities against the Soviets during a tense period of the Cold War and played a key role in the controversial handling of Soviet defector Yuri Nosenko, died Feb. 20 at his home in Brussels. He was 88.

The cause was cancer, said his son, Andrew Bagley.

Dr. Bagley, the son and brother of Navy admirals, joined the fledgling Central Intelligence Agency in 1950. An intellectual fluent in several languages, he rose quickly, ascending by the 1960s to serve as deputy chief of the Soviet bloc division, and was specifically tasked with countering the activities of the KGB.

At the time, the agency's counterintelligence efforts came under the direction of James J. Angleton, the CIA official who became a divisive figure for his passionate pursuit of Soviet "moles" or infiltrators, who he believed were undermining the agency from within. In 1974, under CIA Director William E. Colby, Angleton surrendered his post.

Dr. Bagley embarked on what would become his most noted work in 1962, when, at a Geneva safe house, he met KGB agent Yuri Ivanovich Nosenko. Nosenko would become one of the most controversial figures in the history of U.S counterintelligence, and Dr. Bagley was described as his chief handler. [Read more: Langer/WashingtonPost/24February2014]


Books

MI6 Defended Kim Philby Long After He Was Exposed as KGB Spy. A book by Kim Philby's closest friend inside MI6, once banned by intelligence chiefs but due to be published this week, explains one of the most enduring mysteries surrounding the notorious Soviet spy - how, despite growing evidence of his treachery, he was regarded as an innocent and loyal colleague.

Tim Milne, a former MI6 officer - and nephew of the author of the Winnie the Pooh books - describes in Kim Philby: The Unknown Story of the KGB's Master Spy how for 12 years his colleagues went to extraordinary lengths to block an MI5 investigation into the man who was eventually exposed as the key member of the Cambridge spy ring.

When Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess, two other members of the Cambridge spy ring, fled to Moscow, MI5's suspicion that Philby was the "third man" who tipped them off forced him to resign, but even after this Philby continued to be robustly defended by MI6 officers.

"Even then the general [MI6] office belief was that he'd had to go simply to preserve good relations with the Americans," Milne writes. He adds: "There very few people in the service who had inspired so much trust and respect as Kim, and so much affection among those who had worked closely with him."

Philby's charm fooled those at the very top of MI6, Milne shows. [Read more: Norton-Taylor/TheGuardian/24February2014]


Coming Educational Events

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

MANY more International Spy Museum Events in 2014 with full details are listed on the AFIO Website at www.afio.com.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 - 10:15 a.m. - Washington, DC - Spy Seminar Series: Inside the Minds of Traitors, Dictators, and Terrorists, at the International Spy Museum (in collaboration with the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program)

Human intelligence (HUMINT) is concerned with helping policymakers better understand how our adversaries think. In this fascinating morning course, experts who have spent years examining the dark side of human psychology - delving into the minds and motives of traitors, dictators, and terrorists - share their insights and discuss implications for national security in the 21st century.

26 February 2014 - Can a Terrorist’s Brain be Rebooted?
What sets someone on a terrorist trajectory and, more importantly, what could divert him (or her)? Anne Speckhard, author of Talking to Terrorists, is a research psychologist who has interviewed more than 400 terrorists, their family members, hostages, and close associates worldwide. She has conducted psychological autopsies on more than half of the 112 Chechen suicide terrorists as well as dozens of Palestinian suicide terrorists to understand the motivations for and psychological underpinnings of terrorism. She also helped design the Detainee Rehabilitation Program in Iraq for more than 20,000 detainees held by the U.S. Department of Defense. Drawing on this expertise, she can suggest whether the terrorist mindset can be changed.

To Register for remaining day of Spy Museum Seminar Series, visit www.spymuseum.org

6 March 2014, 11:30 am - 2 pm - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO James Quesada Chapter hosts former FBI Special Agent Frank Doyle, discussing "The Oklahoma City Bombing and Timothy McVey."

Former FBI Special Agent Frank Doyle will discuss the Oklahoma City bombing, a homegrown domestic terrorism event which occurred on April 19, 1995. This April will be the 19th anniversary of this most destructive act of terrorism on U.S. soil, only superseded by the September 11 attacks in 2001. 11:30AM no host cocktails; meeting starts at noon.
Event location: United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, SF (between Sloat/Wawona).
RSVP required by 2/25/2014 to Mariko Kawaguchi at afiosf@aol.com and mail check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, PO Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011. Members and students: $25; non-member guests $35 (must be accompanied by member).

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 11:30am - 1:30pm - Scottsdale, AZ - FBI Analyst/former CIA Officer Matt Perez discusses "Differences and Similarities in Intelligence Work between FBI and CIA."

Mathias J. Perez, Intelligence Analyst, FBI Phoenix Division, will discuss "The differences and similarities in intelligence work between the FBI & CIA"
Matt Perez is an intelligence analyst for the Phoenix Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. During his seven years with the FBI, Matt has worked as a manager and leader of analysts, as a line analyst embedded in a squad, and as a collection manager.
Prior to joining the Bureau, Matt served as the chief of China leadership political analysis at the Central Intelligence Agency. He has also worked as an all source analyst at the National Counterterrorism Center. Matt earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Arizona, and he is a US Army veteran.
Event location: McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85258 - Phone 480.948.0260
RSVP no later than 72 hours ahead of time. No Shows who have not cancelled 48 hours prior will be charged. Fee is $20/pp ($22/pp nonmembers). For reservations or questions, contact Simone at simone@afioaz.org or simone@4smartphone.net. To call, please leave a message on 602.570.6016.

12 March 2014 - Laurel, MD - The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation hosts the Spring Program featuring Jim Ohlson of NSA's Office of Counterintelligence

The guest speaker is Jim Ohlson. Jim is a retired FBI Special Agent with over 28 years of service to the FBI, primarily in the counterintelligence and counterterrorism programs.
On 20 February 2001, Mr. Ohlson's phone began to ring early in the morning and continued without letup throughout the day. He was stunned to learn that Robert Hanssen, a co-worker he had formed close ties with during assignments in D.C. and New York, was under arrest for espionage. The media frenzy that followed the Robert Hanssen spy case can be used to judge its impact. No modern spy has been the focus of so much attention as fast as Robert Hanssen. By 2003, five books had been published and numerous articles written and by 2007 several films had been produced.
Jim Ohlson had come to know Bob Hanssen fairly well over the years and felt the books and movies had done a mixed job at solving the essential mystery. To explain why, it will be helpful to address a series of questions: Who is Bob Hanssen? What made him a good FBI agent? What made him a good KGB agent? What was the damage? Why did he do it? Where is he now?
Early in his career he studied Arabic at the Defense Language Institute and then put the language to use in the Bureau's New York Field Office. He spent over 14 years in the New York Office working counterterrorism, counterintelligence and directing FBI support to the National Foreign Intelligence programs for the U.S. Intelligence Community. Following that assignment Jim was awarded the DCI's National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. Jim retired from FBI Headquarters as the Security Program Manager. In 13 years since leaving the FBI, he has worked with the Center for Public Justice, the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive [NCIX]; and, since 2004, with NSA's Office of Counterintelligence. Prior to his years in the FBI, Jim served in the U.S. Army, to include a tour in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division.
Event Location: L-3 Communications located at 2720 Technology Drive, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701, Tel 301-575-3200. Lunch will be served 1200-1300.
To join us for this exciting program mail your registration fee in the enclosed envelope or register online at www.cryptologicfoundation.org. The fees are $20 for members and $50 for guests (includes a guest membership). Deadline for registration is 07 March 2014.
If you wish to register by sending a check via U.S. mail, do so by making it payable to NCMF and send to PO Box 1682, Fort George G Meade, MD 20755-3682. Questions? Contact Mary J. Faletto, Senior Administrator, National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, Office: 301-688-5436 Cell: 443-250-8621. E-mail: cryptmf@aol.com

Friday, 14 March 2014, 6:30pm - 9:30pm - Washington, DC - Spy School Workshop: Inside Surveillance 101 with Eric O'Neill, at the International Spy Museum

Spring into surveillance! As a young operative in the FBI, Eric O'Neill was used to conducting surveillance; he was even put into the position of spying on his boss. The boss was Robert Hanssen, who was under suspicion of working for Russia, and O'Neill was up to the challenge. Now he'll share his expertise with you. O'Neill has conducted many outdoor surveillance exercises for the Museum, and he's ready to take those with the right skills up a notch. You'll be trailing the "Rabbit" through a complicated urban setting with red herrings and false leads. O'Neill will rate your clandestine prowess while you spy on secret meetings and operational acts and see if you can uncover the spy skullduggery that's afoot while you are on foot. There is no guarantee that your "Rabbit" won't escape!
Tickets: $94. Space is limited to only 10 participants - advance registration required! Call Laura Hicken at 202-654-0932 to register.

19 March - 21 May 2014 - Washington, DC - Frontiers: A Ten Week Program in American Strategy and Statecraft at the Institute of World Politics.

Frontiers consists of ten-weekly luncheons featuring a panel of experts on each session's topic including Cyber and Corporate Statecraft, Intelligence and Counterintelligence, Counter-radicalization and more. Frontiers is an intensive ten-week program in American strategy and statecraft that reflects the unique curriculum offered at The Institute of World Politics (IWP) based on statecraft, strategy, political philosophy, and applied ethics. The program will emphasize the concept of integrated strategy, which attempts to address foreign policy and national security challenges by applying and integrating different instruments of statecraft such as military, traditional and public diplomacy, strategic communications, intelligence, counterintelligence, and economic strategy - within the rule of law.

Schedule: Click here for the schedule for the Spring 2014 Frontiers program. 

Application: Click here to apply for Frontiers Spring 2014 (March 19-May 21).

Tuition: The cost of this program is $3,000.  Once you have been accepted to the program, please mail your check to: The Institute of World Politics, Attn: Tania Mastrapa, 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 

Contact: Dr. Tania C. Mastrapa at mastrapa@iwp.edu

Thursday, 20 March 2014 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter luncheon features Inspector John San Agustin of El Paso County Sheriff's Office

Inspector John San Agustin of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office discusses the Jon Benet Ramsey case. That case has been in the news in December 2013 and again in January 2014. John Agustin and Ollie Gray, partners in an investigation with full access to the Ramsey’s files, will demonstrate their findings and evidence, which may surprise you. The Chapter meets at its new venue: the Falcon Room of the Air Force Academy, Falcon Club, starting at 11:30 am. Price: $12.00 payable at the door. Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net.

Friday, 21 March 2014, 10:30am - 2pm - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO's first 2014 luncheon features John Rizzo, former Acting General Counsel, CIA - the most influential Career Lawyer in CIA history, and Philip Mudd, Former DD/National Security, FBI and Former DD/Counterterrorist Center, CIA.

John Rizzo, former Acting General Counsel, CIA, author of: Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA, makes his presentation to our members at 1 p.m. "Rizzo rose to become the most influential career lawyer in CIA history ...involved in proxy wars in Central America in the 1970s to recent drone strikes in Pakistan." "Practicing law at CIA was unlike any other attorney job in the government. Few federal statutes were meant to apply to the Agency's activities..." Company Man is "an atlas to navigate the dark, murky morality that governs the business of intelligence." -- The Washington Post, Dina Temple-Raston, 10 January 2014

Morning speaker, 11 am, is Philip Mudd, Former Deputy Director of National Security, FBI, and Former Deputy Director, Counterterrorist Center, CIA, author of TAKEDOWN: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaida. Philip Mudd, a career CIA officer, become second-in-charge of counterterrorism analysis in the Counterterrorist Center. He was promoted to the position of Deputy Director of the Center in 2003 and served there until 2005, when FBI Director Mueller appointed him as the first-ever deputy director of the National Security Branch in 2005.  He later became the FBI's Senior Intelligence Adviser and then resigned from government service in March 2010.

<Register Here while space remains.

EVENT LOCATION: The Crowne Plaza, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22102. Driving directions here or use this link: http://tinyurl.com/boey9vf

Friday, 21 March 2014, 12.30 - 2pm - Los Angeles, CA - The AFIO L.A. Chapter hosts speaker on "The U-2 Incident: A Son's Perspective."

Francis Gary Powers, Jr will be our guest speaker discussing "The U-2 Incident, A Son's Perspective." Powers, Jr., was born five years after his father was shotdown over the Soviet Union. The downing was an incident that triggered much embarrassment for the Eisenhower Administration. Powers Jr. is founder of The Cold War Museum located in Vint Hill Farms, Virginia.
Event location: LAPD ARTC, 5651 W Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
Please RSVP for attendance: afio_LA@yahoo.com.

25-27 March 2014 - Oxford, MS - Five Eyes Analytic Workshop at the University of Mississippi's Center for Intelligence and Security Studies

The University of Mississippi's Center for Intelligence and Security Studies is pleased to host the Five Eyes Analytic Workshop at the Oxford, MS campus on March 25-27, 2014. We invite you to attend and/or present; information is available at our event website:
http://5eyes.olemiss.edu/spring2014
code: 5eyesreg
The workshop's theme is "Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds," based on the 2012 document published by the National Intelligence Council; DIA originally selected this theme for the cancelled November 2013 workshop. You may view the NIC publication at: http://www.dni.gov/index.php/about/organization/national-intelligence-council-global-trends
At this time, we'd like to invite proposals for presentations, which must be submitted at http://5eyes.olemiss.edu/propose. We'd like to include, on the March 2014 agenda, any presenters from the November 2013 schedule who wish to attend the upcoming workshop. Please indicate your proposal's initial acceptance to the November Five Eyes on the online submittal form.
If you have any questions, please contact Carl Julius Jensen, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies: Legal Studies, at carlj@olemiss.edu, (662) 915-1886, or Melissa Anne Graves, Associate Director, Center for Intelligence and Security Studies, magraves@olemiss.edu, (662) 915-1474. Feel free to share this call for proposals with your colleagues.

 Friday, 28 March 2014, 6 - 7:30 pm - Washington, DC - IWP Professor and AFIO President, Gene Poteat, speaks on The Changing Face of American Intelligence: From OSS Special Operations, to Analysis and High Tech Reconnaissance, back to Special Operations

The CIA has responded to changing national security needs. The early CIA, staffed by former OSS men with Special Ops expertise, succeed in countering the Communist subversion of Italy, Greece and Turkey. Political interference however, led to the disastrous Bay of Pigs fiasco. Special Ops were replaced by analysts who sought to inform policymakers on all they needed to know. But without HUMINT, analysts failed to answer the most critical intelligence question of the time, the "bomber and missile gap." Eisenhower answered the question with high tech reconnaissance, beginning with the U-2 and Corona satellites, which also helped in the Berlin and Cuban Missile crises. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, followed by challenges of global Islamic terrorism, American intelligence has returned to an updated version of Special Ops, i.e., integration of HUMINT, analysis, high-tech weapons, such as the Predator, all working hand-in-glove with Special Forces based in Florida.
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036.
RSVP Required. Do so to sdwyer@iwp.edu.

7 April 2014, 5:30 - 8 pm - New York, NY - Master of Disguise CIA Officer Tony Mendez, of the ARGO Operation which inspired the film, to speak on his unusual tradecraft techniques.

Speaker: Tony Mendez, 25 year distinguished CIA career. Awarded CIA's Intelligence Medal of Merit in 1980 for exfiltrating six Americans from Iran, subject of the Oscar-winning movie ARGO, awarded "Trailblazer Medallion"
Topic: His book Master of Disguise - A classic story about life in the CIA. Iran was only one of several places where this master of disguise was successful.
Location: Society of Illustrators building 128 East 63rd St, New York City
Time: Registration 5:30 PM Meeting Start 6:00 PM
Cost: $50/person Cash or check, payable at the door only.
Register: Registrations required - afiometro@gmail.com or 646-717-3776

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 11:30am - 2pm - Tampa, FL - The AFIO Florida Suncoast Chapter hears Col Michael Hill on USSOCOM's History and Background

Colonel Michael S. Hill is the Deputy Director, Communications Systems, J6/CIO, for Headquarters United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, FL. He is responsible for developing USSOCOM's Information Technology (IT) strategy as well as executing the Command's C4 acquisition program. He is also responsible for operating and maintaining USSOCOM's global network providing support to more than 56,000 special operations personnel.
COL Hill will brief us on USSOCOM history and background, strategic context, the commander's priorities, and how the J6 Communications Systems Directorate provides support in achieving the Commander's Vision and the SOCOM Mission. He will close with the challenges facing USSOCOM and its current priorities.
The meeting will be held at the Surf's Edge Club at MacDill AFB, with the program beginning at noon. Advance reservations are required by Wednesday, April 2, and the luncheon cost is $20. Please contact the Chapter Secretary, Michael Shapiro at michaels@suncoastafio.org for further information or to make reservations

Tuesday, 08 April 2014, 6 p.m. - Washington, DC - "Witness to History: DarkMarket and the FBI Agent who Became Master Splynter" (How an online agent exposed an exclusive cyber club for crooks) at the International Spy Museum

Selling stolen personal credit and identity information online is not a recent phenomenon, in 2005 DarkMarket was created to be a one-stop shop for illicit data. The online site became a hub for underground criminal enterprise, with over 2,500 registered members at its peak. In 2008, Agent J. Keith Mularkski of the FBI's Cyber Initiative & Resource Fusion Unit creatively masked his true identity joined DarkMarket under the handle Master Splyntr and remained undetected for two years. His ingenious efforts were responsible for preventing millions in financial loss and resulted in 60 worldwide arrests. Hear directly from Mularski how he learned to log on and think like a crook to catch criminals and hear from the experts how cyber security adapts to current threats and trends in the marketplace.
Presented in collaboration with the National Law Enforcement Museum. Sponsored by Target.
Tickets: Free! For more information visit www.spymuseum.org.

Wednesday, 09 April 2014, noon - Washington, DC - Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Monthly Update at the International Spy Museum.

Join David Major, retired FBI agent and former director of Counterintelligence, Intelligence and Security Programs, for a briefing on the hottest intelligence and security issues, breaches, and penetrations. Presented in partnership with The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies (CI Centre), these updates will cover worldwide events such as breaking espionage cases and arrest reports, cyber espionage incidents, and terrorist activity. Find out Snowden's current status and what could happen next with this case. Major uses his expertise to analyze trends and highlight emerging issues of interest to both intelligence and national security professionals and the public. Cases are drawn from the CI Centre's SPYPEDIA®, the most comprehensive source of espionage information in the world, containing events and information that may not be reported by mainstream media outlets. Major will also highlight and review the latest books and reports to keep you current on what is hitting think tank desks.
Tickets: Free! No registration required.

Wednesday, 09 April 2014, 7 - 10 p.m. - Washington, DC - Dinner with a Spy: An Evening with Sandy Grimes, at Poste.

Dine with a woman who helped identify Aldrich Ames -- the infamous CIA officer turned traitor.
Aldrich Ames could not have been more wrong when he considered Sandy Grimes a dumb broad. As a former CIA officer in the Agency's Clandestine Service, she and her fellow co-worker Jeanne Vertefeuille used determination and hard work to identify him as a KGB mole inside CIA. He was not only a co-worker and long-time acquaintance but someone they saw frequently in the hallways of CIA Headquarters. The women were finally able to tell the inside story of the unmasking of the CIA's most notorious mole in their remarkable book Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed which was the basis for the recent ABC Television mini-series The Assets. At this gathering, International Spy Museum executive director, Peter Earnest, who was once Ames' immediate supervisor, will lead a discussion with Grimes about how she and Vertefeuille pursued Ames until his capture. You will be one of only 7 guests at Poste for this three-course dinner.
Tickets: $450. To register please contact lhicken@spymuseum.org.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 6:30 - 9:30pm - Washington, DC - Spy School Workshop: Surveillance 101 with Eric O'Neil, at the International Spy Museum

Spring into surveillance!
As a young operative in the FBI, Eric O'Neill was used to conducting surveillance; he was even put into the position of spying on his boss. The boss was Robert Hanssen, who was under suspicion of working for Russia, and O'Neill was up to the challenge. Now he'll share his expertise with you. O'Neill has conducted many outdoor surveillance exercises for the Museum, and he's ready to take those with the right skills up a notch. You'll be trailing the "Rabbit" through a complicated urban setting with red herrings and false leads. O'Neill will rate your clandestine prowess while you spy on secret meetings and operational acts and see if you can uncover the spy skullduggery that's afoot while you are on foot. There is no guarantee that your "Rabbit" won't escape!
Tickets: $94. Space is limited to only 10 participants -- advance registration required! Call Laura Hicken at 202.654.0932 to register.

REGISTRATION HAS OPENED

AFIO 2014 Intelligence Symposium

First Call for AFIO's 2014 Intelligence Symposium
Tentative Agenda and Registration Now Available Online

1 - 3 May 2014

GEOINT, HUMINT, SIGINT: Expanding Capabilities; Growing Challenges and Risks

Day One at the new headquarters of the
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Tentative Agenda is <here.
The Agenda was updated on 25 February 2014
There will be occasional updates so check again every ten days.

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You will hear/meet NGA Director Letitia Long, as well as the following speakers (confirmed or invited):
George Tenet, former Director, CIA; Michael Sulick, former Director, CIA's National Clandestine Service; Michael Warner, Historian, DoD and CIA; James Hughes, CIA Mideast Expert; Kai Bird, author on CIA in Beirut; Hugh Wilford on CIA's Secret Arabists and U.S. Policy in the Middle East; Keith Alexander, Director, NSA; Stewart Baker, former NSA & DHS; John Bennett, former Deputy Director, CIA's National Clandestine Service; Spike Bowman, former NSA, NCIX/DNI, FBI, current; David Major, former FBI/National Security Council; David Ignatius, journlist Washington Post; John Sano, former Deputy Director National Clandestine Service, CIA.

Day One of the Event [at NGA] is open to U.S. citizens only. Days Two and Three are open to all members, subscribers, and guests.
All three days will be conducted at UNCLASSIFIED level.

Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22102, Phone: 1-888-233-9527

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If there is any difficulty getting the AFIO $109/night rate, at the hotel ask for Kristina Dorough at 703-738-3114 M - F 7am - 5pm EST
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