AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #11-14 dated 18 March 2014

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - 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 

    • WIN CREDITS FOR THIS ISSUE: The WIN editors thank the following special contributors:  pjk, th and fwr.  They have contributed one or more stories used in this issue.

 

Last two days to register for remaining seats
for AFIO National Luncheon
Friday, 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

or download a fillable PDF at this link

EVENT LOCATION: The Crowne Plaza
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AFIO's 2014 Intelligence Symposium
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

Agenda is <here.
The Agenda was updated on 18 March 2014
There will be occasional updates so check again every ten days.

Be an early registrant....to get best hotel rooms and seating...
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You will hear/meet NGA Director Letitia Long, as well as the following speakers (all are confirmed):
Michael Sulick, former Director, CIA's National Clandestine Service; John J. Hamre, President CSIS, former Deputy SecDef; Michael Warner, Historian, DoD and CIA; James Hughes, CIA Mideast Expert; Kai Bird, author on CIA in Beirut; Paul R. Pillar, former senior CIA analyst; Stewart Baker, former NSA & DHS; John Bennett, former Director, CIA's National Clandestine Service; Spike Bowman, former NSA, NCIX/DNI, FBI; David Major, former FBI/National Security Council; David Ignatius, author, Washington Post journalist; 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
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

Former CIA Probers Urge New Investigative Panel. The chief counsel and former staffers of a 1975 Senate committee that investigated CIA abuses are asking Congress and President Barack Obama to form a special panel to probe missteps by the nation's spy agencies.

F.A.O. Schwarz Jr. was lead counsel for the Church Commission that led to the creation of the Senate and House intelligence panels. He says the recent rift between the CIA and a Senate committee and the revelations about secretive U.S. surveillance programs is creating a "crisis in confidence."

In a letter to Congress, Obama and the public, Schwarz is urging Congress to examine the operations of the CIA and National Security Agency and their impact on civil liberties. He also questioned the effectiveness of recent intelligence reviews by the Obama administration and Senate.

The standoff between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee at its core is a battle over who owns the official history of one of the darkest eras in American spying - the brutal interrogations of al-Qaida prisoners in "black site" prisons abroad. The rift has bared long-standing institutional failures and simmering tensions between the executive branch and Congress. [Read more: AP/17March2014]

CIA Suspends Chief of Iran Operations Over Workplace Issues. The CIA's chief of Iran operations was placed on paid administrative leave and sent home from agency headquarters after an internal investigation found he had created an abusive and hostile work environment that put a crucial division in disarray, according to current and former officials.

Officers and analysts in the Iran operations division, which coordinates spying on Iran and its nuclear program, were informed at a meeting last week at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., of the decision to suspend Jonathan Bank, a veteran officer and member of the senior intelligence service.

Three former officials said the Iran operations division was in open rebellion to Bank's management style, with several key employees demanding transfers.

"Iran is one of most important targets, and the place was not functioning," one of the former officials said. [Read more: Dilanian/LATimes/16March2014]

Russia Says Intercepted US Drone Over Crimea: Arms Group. A United States surveillance drone has been intercepted above the Ukranian region of Crimea, a Russian state arms and technology group said Friday.

"The drone was flying at about 4,000 metres (12,000 feet) and was virtually invisible from the ground. It was possible to break the link with US operators with complex radio-electronic" technology, said Rostec in a statement.

The drone fell "almost intact into the hands of self-defence forces" added Rostec, which said it had manufactured the equipment used to down the aircraft, but did not specify who was operating it.

"Judging by its identification number, UAV MQ-5B belonged to the 66th American Reconnaissance Brigade, based in Bavaria," Rostec said on its website, which also carried a picture of what it said was the captured drone. [Read more: AFP/14March2014]

Senate Sets Up Departure Of Top CIA Lawyer By Lifting Block On Successor. The top CIA lawyer at the heart of a clash between the agency and its political overseers has been replaced, after senators lifted a block on confirming his successor.

Senator Mark Udall, a Colorado Democrat, said on Thursday that he released a procedural obstacle he had placed on the CIA's nominee for its next general counsel, Caroline Krass, setting up the departure of its acting senior attorney, Robert Eatinger.

Krass had already cleared the Senate committee, but Udall put her on hold to gain leverage for the committee in its struggle for access to CIA documents relevant to its extensive study of the agency's post-9/11 interrogation, rendition and detention program, which involved torture.

The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Krass, sending her to Langley at a time when relations between the CIA and the Senate have reached a nadir. While Eatinger was never going to be the agency's permanent general counsel, he is now the first explicit casualty in the row between the CIA and its Senate overseers. [Read more: Ackerman/TheGuardian/14March2014]

Hagel Urges Less Money for U.S. Army, More for Special Forces. Signaling a somewhat more modest global U.S. military posture, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel Monday called for sharp reductions in the size of the U.S. Army, the service that has borne the brunt of the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan over the past dozen years.

At the same time, however, he urged an increase in the size of the Special Operations Forces (SOF), the elite military personnel charged with training foreign counterparts and carrying out often-secret missions, including assassinations and raids such as the one that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011.

Speaking a week before President Barack Obama is due to unveil his 2015 budget request, Hagel said he will also ask Congress to phase out key weapons systems, including the fabled Cold War-era U-2 spy plane, which will be replaced by drone aircraft, and A-10 "Warthog" jets that have been used for several decades to provide close-air support for ground forces.

"This is a time for reality," Hagel said told reporters during a press briefing in which he asked Congress to approve 496 billion dollars in military spending for the next fiscal year. [Read more: Lobe/IPS/25February2014]

Arrest Warrant Sought for Korean Intelligence Officer. A prosecution task force sought an arrest warrant for a covert operations officer of the National Intelligence Service (NIS), Monday, on suspicion of involvement in the fabrication of a document used in an espionage case.

The Seoul Central District Court said Monday that it will review the request from 3 p.m. today. The prosecution's warrant request came a day after it arrested another key suspect in the spy scandal.

The NIS officer known as Kim is suspected of having ordered a civilian collaborator based in China to obtain Chinese government copies of travel documents of Yu Woo-sung, a former Seoul government official accused of being a spy for North Korea. Yoo was acquitted by a lower court, but the prosecution appealed the verdict.

The civilian informant, Kim Won-ha, 61, allegedly forged the document, and told prosecutors that Kim, the NIS operative, was aware of this. [Kim/KoreaTimes/17March2014]

Dutch Intelligence Illegally Shared Data with Foreign Services, Says Report. The Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) illegally shared data with foreign services and hacked Web forums without ministerial approval, according to a report made at the request of the Dutch House of Representatives.

Although it is allowed to share data in bulk with other countries under existing partnerships, the MIVD illegally provided selected signal intelligence (SIGINT) data without permission of the relevant minister, according to the report, published late Tuesday.

SIGINT data is collected by intercepting signals in bulk, for instance by gathering information of communication between satellites. This way of intercepting communications is used to gather metadata as well as the content of the communication itself, according to the report.

The Dutch House of Representatives requested the information from the Dutch Review Committee for the Intelligence and Security Services (CTIVD), following concerns about surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). [Read more: Essers/PCWorld/12March2014]

Vard Langsten to Begin Outfitting on Intel Ship. The hull of a new surveillance-intelligence ship for use in the Barents Sea has arrived in Norway from a shipyard in Romania.

The ship, which will replace the Marjata in the Barents Sea, arrived in Tomrefjorden on Sunday and will be fitted out by Vard Langsten, the Norwegian military said.

"It is gratifying that the hull is finally here," Lt. Gen. Kjell Grandhagen, head of Norway's intelligence service. "The vessel will be an important step in furthering the missions of the intelligence service in the far North, and constitutes a modern capacity to help ensure the service's information needs for the next 30 years."

The ship is 413 feet long and 77 feet in the beam, and will enter service in 2016. [Read more: UPI/17March2014]

CIA's Refusal to Release Softcopy Records Challenged in Court. Even when the Central Intelligence Agency possesses a releasable document in a softcopy format, the Agency typically refuses to release the softcopy version in response to Freedom of Information Act requests, and insists on providing a hardcopy version of the document instead.

A federal judge said last week that that may be a violation of law.

The issue arose in a FOIA lawsuit seeking electronic copies of 419 articles from the in-house CIA journal Studies in Intelligence. The lawsuit was brought by Jeffrey Scudder, an information technology specialist who has worked in the intelligence community for 23 years.

Mr. Scudder told the court that he has detailed knowledge of CIA information systems and capabilities. In his FOIA requests, he was able to inform the CIA FOIA staff "as to where within the [CIA] computer systems the electronically stored documents [that he is requesting] are located."

However, CIA refused to release the documents in the requested electronic format. [Read more: Aftergood/SecrecyNews/17March2014]

Lithuania Claims Diplomat is a Russian Spy. Lithuania on Monday alleged that a Russian spy worked undercover at Moscow's embassy in Vilnius, offering bribes for information on EU ties with former Soviet states.

According to the claims from the Lithuanian State Security Department - the Baltic nation's intelligence agency - diplomat Valery Katula worked for Russia's GRU military intelligence service.

He is alleged to have tried to recruit an unnamed Lithuanian official and offered bribes for information on Lithuania's European Union presidency in the last half of 2013.

"Katula attempted to recruit a Lithuanian civil servant to provide classified and other sensitive information about Lithuania's presidency of the European Union," the Lithuanian State Security Department said in a report released Monday.

"There were promises of money in exchange for information." [Read more: Naharnet/17March2014]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

The Evolution of the President's Daily Brief. For more than 60 years U.S. presidents have received a daily, multi-source intelligence digest. President Harry S. Truman was the first to receive what was then known as the Daily Summary on Feb. 15, 1946. Although that first summary was much less formal than today's product, it marked a change in the way U.S. intelligence agencies provide strategic warning and tactical insights to the nation's highest leaders.

Over the years, the daily intelligence product evolved to meet the needs of the president and his national security officials. In 1951, CIA formed the Office of Current Intelligence (OCI) to consolidate the production of current intelligence. At the time, CIA analysts were already preparing a closely held, all-source weekly intelligence publication called the Situation Summary, which helped inform then-Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) Walter B. Smith's briefings to President Truman.

Shortly after OCI was formed, the Daily Summary became the Current Intelligence Bulletin, first issued on Feb. 28, 1951. The Current Intelligence Bulletin would continue for several years, taking on a variety of forms and increasing in scope. In 1958, it became the Central Intelligence Bulletin (CIB) and, on the recommendation of CIA's Inspector General, analysts began coordinating the Bulletin with other members of the Intelligence Community (IC). It was also circulated more widely to other national security principals.

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy's aides requested a more concise summary of all-source intelligence on key issues - something small enough to fit in the president's jacket pocket. Three days later, the President's Intelligence Checklist (PICL) was delivered to President Kennedy, who liked it immediately. From that point forward, the PICL remained essentially unchanged until the President's Daily Brief (PDB), crafted to President Lyndon B. Johnson's specifications, replaced it in 1964. [Read more: CIA/27February2014]

CIA Remembers Agency Hero William Buckley. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is commemorating the life of William F. Buckley, a legendary Agency officer who died after enduring 14 months in terrorist custody. Sunday, March 16, marks the 30th anniversary of Buckley's abduction in Beirut, Lebanon, which set off one of the most grueling periods in CIA history. His legacy of bravery and resolve has inspired Agency officers who have followed in his footsteps.

"We remember Bill not for the manner in which he died but for the legacy he left behind," said CIA Director John O. Brennan. Director Brennan continued: "From his time as an Army Lieutenant Colonel to his tenure with the Agency, Bill inspired those around him to do great things despite often dangerous conditions."

Buckley joined the CIA after distinguishing himself during the Korean War as Company Commander with the US Army's 1st Cavalry Division. His heroism was on full display when he captured a North Korean machine gun nest, an act of valor that earned him a Silver Star. His military valor also earned him two Purple Hearts, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, and a Combat Infantry Badge, among other awards.

Elements of Buckley's CIA tenure remain classified, but he was one of the first Agency officers to grasp the growing threat from international terrorism. [Read more: CIA/14March2014]

CIA-Senate Dispute 101: Nine Questions About Who's Spying On Whom. Did the Central Intelligence Agency spy illegally on Senate Intelligence Committee computers? That's what Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) of California charged Tuesday in an extraordinary Senate floor speech. The CIA has denied wrongdoing and has its own questions about how Intelligence Committee staffers turned up a sensitive internal report on the agency's past use of harsh interrogation techniques.

Here are nine questions and answers about a complex story that starts with waterboarding and ends in a secret CIA facility in northern Virginia. [Read more: Grier/CSMonitor/11March2014]

The Intelligence Community's Big-Data Problem. The intelligence community is perhaps the most innovative data collector on the planet, with each of its 17 agencies able to siphon off various pools of information from nearly any source.

Yet the IC collects voluminous amounts of mostly fragmented data, and therein lies a challenge every other body in government struggling to make use of big data can relate to.

"In our world, we're very good at collecting data, we're also pretty good at analyzing it - we have to quickly parse out what is valuable," Roger Hockenberry, a former chief technology officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, said during a panel session March 11 at the Symantec Government Symposium in Washington.

"Our data is always fragmented, and we're trying to make sense of fragmented data options, which is extremely difficult," said Hockenberry, who is now a consultant. "How we analyze every piece of data, how we reprocess it to continue to make better sense of what is going on - that is the biggest we have, especially when we can't get complete databases." [Read more: Konkel/FCW/13March2014]

Death of KMT's Wartime Spymaster Commemorated in Taipei. An event was held in Taipei on March 17 by the Republic of China's Jongyi Comrade Commission, an organization of retired veterans of the secret police from the KMT's Bureau of Investigation and Statistics - the intelligence service of the Republic of China from 1927-1955 - to commemorate the death in 1946 of Tai Li, the chief of the KMT's secret service in China during the Second Sino-Japanese War and Chiang Kai-shek's campaigns against the Chinese Communists.

Tai Li founded the intelligence agency under the command of the Republic of China's Military Affairs Commission commonly known as "Juntong" in Chinese. As a graduate of the Whampoa Military Academy, Tai Li established a very close relationship with former ROC leader Chiang Kai-shek during the early period of his life. When the Second Sino-Japanese War broke out in 1937, the bureau launched intelligence warfare against the invading Japanese forces and its Chinese collaborators.

Chang Pei-teh, attending the event in Taipei, was one of the agents sent to Shanghai by Tai Li to monitor the movement of the Japanese occupying forces in the region. Chang told Want China Times that he is one of the few men in Taiwan who is still able to tell the story, as most of his comrades have already passed away. Chang said that the bureau also collected information on Zhou Fohai in Shanghai, the second in command in Wang Jingwei's collaborationist government.

Tai Li was the only Nationalist spymaster able to have his agents infiltrate Yan'an, the main base of the Communist Party of China during the civil war. Some of Communist leader Mao Zedong's bodyguards are even reputed to have been agents of the bureau. [Read more: Hui/WantChinaTimes/18March2014]

Espionage Threatens Japan's Technological Edge. When police arrested Yoshitaka Sugita on charges of revealing trade secrets to a rival of Toshiba Corp., the 52-year-old engineer allegedly claimed he had acted out of grievance after being overlooked for a promotion.

That may turn out to be the truth, but a more prosaic explanation for this latest case of industrial espionage is that Japan's previously well-rewarded technology experts no longer feel their companies are paying them the market rate.

Sugita, 52, may be the latest Japanese engineer to be caught selling off domestic firms' crown jewels, but the analysts say he is most certainly not the only one.

"I can't say that I'm at all surprised by this as there are lots of Japanese employees of technology companies who are being hired by South Korean and Chinese firms," Koichiro Hayashi, the former dean of the Yokohama-based Institute of Information Security, told DW.

"They are mostly motivated by the money that these foreign companies are offering, but there are also a few who have lost their jobs at companies here because of Japan's economic problems," he said. [Read more: DeutscheWelle/18March2014]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Did Secret CIA Whistle Blower Leak to the Senate? Does the Central Intelligence Agency have a secret whistle-blower who has been trying to help the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence investigate his or her own agency? That's a possibility that panel chairman Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) of California mentioned Tuesday on the Senate floor in her angry speech alleging that the CIA has illegally spied on committee computers.

At issue is how Intelligence Committee staffers obtained portions of a sensitive internal CIA study named the "Panetta report," after former agency chief Leon Panetta.

Senator Feinstein in essence said that the Panetta report fell from the sky into the committee's lap. Staffers flipping through millions of pages of digitized CIA documents, about Bush-era harsh interrogations of terror suspects, simply found the report via a CIA-provided search tool, according to the committee head.

"We have no way to determine who made the internal Panetta review documents available to the committee.... Further, we don't know whether the documents were provided intentionally by the CIA, unintentionally by the CIA, or intentionally by a whistle-blower,” Feinstein said.

Why is the Panetta report such a big deal? That requires a bit of explanation. [Read more: Grier/CSMonitor/12March2014]

Spying Is Bad for Business. Following a one-day summit in Brasilia this February, negotiators from Brazil and Europe reached a deal to lay a $185 million fiber-optic cable spanning the 3,476 miles between Fortaleza and Lisbon. The cable will be built by a consortium of Spanish and Brazilian companies. According to Brazil's president, Dilma Rousseff, it will "protect freedom." No longer will South America's Internet traffic get routed through Miami, where American spies might see it.

She's not being paranoid. Documents leaked last June by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden revealed a global surveillance operation coordinated by the U.S. National Security Agency and its counterpart in Britain, the GCHQ. Among the hundreds of millions of alleged targets of the dragnet: Brazil's state oil company, Petrobras, as well as Rousseff's own cell phone.

The big question in this MIT Technology Review business report is how the Snowden revelations are affecting the technology business. Some of the consequences are already visible. Consumers are favoring anonymous apps. Large Internet companies, like Google, have raced to encrypt all their communications. In Germany, legislators are discussing an all-European communications grid.

There is a risk that the Internet could fracture into smaller national networks, protected by security barriers. In this view, Brazil's new cable is akin to China's Great Firewall (that country's system for censoring Web results), or calls by nationalists in Russia to block Skype, or an unfolding German plan to keep most e-mail traffic within its borders. Nations are limiting access to their networks. The result, some believe, could be the collapse of the current Internet. [Read more: Regalado/MITTechnologyReview/18March2014]

A Modest Proposal for NSA. I had an idea the other day - a way for NSA to serve the national interest, do good for humanity, and improve its public image all at once. Drum roll, please! NSA should get into the business of publishing trade secrets stolen from companies in countries that conduct active industrial espionage against U.S. companies.

Before you dismiss this as totally nuts, let me spell it out, because it's actually a thing of beauty. [Read more: Wittes/Lawfare/18March2014]


Section IV - Coming 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.

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 a few seats remain. No registrations at the hotel, for security reasons.

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.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 4:30 pm - Washington, DC - Michael Sulick speaks on "American Spies: Espionage against the United States from the Cold War to the Present"

Michael J. Sulick, Former Director of the CIA's National Clandestine Service; Former Chief of CIA Counterintelligence, speaks on his new book on Espionage from the Cold War to the Present.
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC.
To Register, contact sdwyer@iwp.edu. To attend, you MUST have a reply email indicating you are registered.

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

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

Agenda is <here.
The Agenda was updated on 18 March 2014
There will be occasional updates so check again every ten days.

Be an early registrant....to get best hotel rooms and seating...
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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 (all are confirmed):
Michael Sulick, former Director, CIA's National Clandestine Service; John J. Hamre, President CSIS, former Deputy SecDef; Michael Warner, Historian, DoD and CIA; James Hughes, CIA Mideast Expert; Kai Bird, author on CIA in Beirut; Paul R. Pillar, former senior CIA analyst; Stewart Baker, former NSA & DHS; John Bennett, former Director, CIA's National Clandestine Service; Spike Bowman, former NSA, NCIX/DNI, FBI; David Major, former FBI/National Security Council; David Ignatius, author, Washington Post journalist; 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.

Saturday, 10 May 2014, noon - 2 - Indian Harbor Beach, FL - The AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hosts Dick Kerr discussing Robert Gates' book: Duty.

CIA veteran Dick Kerr will discuss Robert Gates' book Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. The meeting will convene at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club, 100 Datura Drive, Indian Harbor Beach, FL. For information and reservations, please contact Barbara Keith, bobbie3769@juno.com, or 321 777 5561.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 6 - 9 pm - Scottsdale, AZ - AFIO AZ Chapter's 2nd Annual James Bond 007 Black Tie Event

AFIO's Arizona Chapter's scholarship fundraiser helps support the students of the defense and security studies at ASU.
Attire: Black Tie Optional
EVENT: Shaken not Stirred Martini Bar, Sit down dinner with hosts at each table representing the CIA Clandestine Service, FBI, Military Intelligence, and Law Enforcement Intelligence who will share war stories and answer questions; Bond Girls; live entertainment and dancing; Aston Martin (minus Machine Guns); Charitable fundraising auction of intelligence & spy paraphernalia; related art objects.
Tickets: $62.50 per person; $125 per couple until April 30
$75 per person; $150 per couple May 1 to May 11.
RSVP: 0072014@afioaz.org. Send check to: AFIO AZ 8614 E Appaloosa Trail, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. Select Chicken Provencal or Poached Salmon, and indicate full name of each guest.

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


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