AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #19-14 dated 13 May 2014

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV -  Upcoming AFIO Events

Section V - Other Upcoming Events

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REGISTER FOR AFIO's SUMMER LUNCHEON

FRIDAY, 13 June 2014

Space is limited.
Badge Pick-up at 10:30 a.m.
< 11 a.m. speaker


Peter W. Finn

National Security Editor for The Washington Post (previously served as the Post's bureau chief in Moscow). His book, The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book, discusses a 1960s CIA propaganda operation
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Peter W. Finn, National Security Editor for The Washington Post (previously served as the Post's bureau chief in Moscow). His book, scheduled for release to public four days after this special event, discusses a 1960s CIA propaganda operation: The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book. The co-authors are Peter Finn and Petra Couvee [Couvee lives in Russia]. These authors take readers into the world of Soviet intelligentsia and Cold War politics to study how Boris Pasternak came to write and publish Doctor Zhivago (which first appeared in Italy in 1957). The authors use rich archival research, including previously classified CIA files, to depict the oppressive political conditions that gave rise to Pasternak's masterpiece, and the international firestorm that occurred when the novel was banned in the Soviet Union. The torturous ideological policing by the Soviets is discussed; for indeed, the tale of Doctor Zhivago itself is very much about the long psychic scar left by the Russian Revolution. The authors also present the role played by the Kremlin in persecuting Pasternak and his loved ones, as well as the role of the CIA in using his novel in a game of ideological warfare―overall, a triumphant reminder that successful covert and propaganda operations can fade into history devoid of public recognition or credit for what became highly beneficial, pro-freedom outcomes.
 

3-course Lunch at Noon

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1 p.m. speaker

Jack Devine

Former CIA deputy director of operations [National Clandestine Service] and chief of the CIA Afghan Task Force, 1986-87

Thirty Years of CIA Operations.
Where the Agency is Heading Today
vs. Where it Should Be

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"Jack Devine's Good Hunting gives readers an inside look at CIA―the good and the bad― from someone who rose from the bottom of the Agency to the top, during some of its most turbulent times. There are new insights into covert operations from Chile to Afghanistan to Iran-Contra and the lessons that should be drawn from them by government leaders and the public at large. Beyond that, it's just a good read." ―Walter Pincus, columnist for The Washington Post

Check-in for badge pickup at 10:30 a.m.
Peter W. Finn begins presentation at 11 a.m.
Lunch served at noon
Jack Devine begins his presentation at 1 pm
Morning and Afternoon programs are On The Record

The latest intelligence books, and many others, for sale throughout event.

Event closes at 2 p.m.

Complete Registration

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

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Top Israeli Spy Official to Meet With Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Feinstein. A top Israeli intelligence official is scheduled to meet with the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday to protest reports of pervasive Israeli spying in the United States.

Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz, who holds the intelligence portfolio in the Netanyahu government, vehemently denied reports by Newsweek last week that Israel "has been caught carrying out aggressive espionage operations against the American targets for decades," long after it pledged to stop recruiting spies here in the wake of the 1980s Pollard affair. The incidents were kept quiet, Newsweek reported, because senior American policy makers did not want to provoke a public rupture with its close ally. For U.S. officials, complaining about Israeli operations was, one source told Newsweek, "political suicide."

Steinitz was quoted saying he planned to bring up the Newsweek reports with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who chairs the Senate intelligence committee. A Feinstein aide, however, told Newsweek Monday that "there is a meeting, but that is not the purpose. Sen. Feinstein often meets with visiting intel and national security officials; this meeting is not about any particular subject." 

No other Israeli intelligence officials were scheduled to accompany Steinitz, the aide said on condition of anonymity. A spokesman for Israel's embassy in Washington confirmed Steinitz's visit but could add no further details. [Read more: Stein/Newsweek/12May2014]

Sudan Intelligence Agency in Court Challenge to Opposition. Sudan's powerful intelligence service has filed a criminal complaint against the leader of a major opposition party, disputing claims a counterinsurgency unit looted, raped and committed arson, reports said Tuesday.

The National Intelligence and Security Service laid the complaint against Umma party leader Sadiq Al Mahdi over comments made about the Rapid Support Forces at a news conference last week.

Al Mahdi's office said it had not received formal notice of any legal action by NISS.

Newspapers said NISS accuses Al Mahdi of releasing false information about the RSF, including claims that "non-Sudanese" belong to its ranks. [Read more: AFP/13May2014]

Venezuelan Intelligence Chief Murdered, 11 Protestors Indicted After Thursday's Mass Arrests. Yesterday at noon, Rafael Celestino Albino Arteaga, 44, Vargas state chief of the Venezuelan Bolivarian Intelligence Service (SEBIN), was shot dead by an unidentified male assailant in a shopping mall in the western city of Maracay.

Arteaga's killer, witnesses say, pointed a gun at him with the apparent intention of robbing him. After Arteaga turned over all of his possessions, the man shot him twice and then fled.

This marks the second murder of a Venezuelan intelligence officer in recent weeks, the first being Eliecer Otaiza, ex-chief of CIDIP, the national intelligence agency that preceded SEBIN. Otaiza was found dead on April 27th, and his suspected murderer (now in custody) had clear political motives, official sources say.

Authorities believe Arteaga's murder may have been premeditated and are currently conducting a full investigation. [Read more: Dutka/Venezuelanalysis/9May2014]

US Navy Sailor Allegedly Led Team That Hacked Government Computers. A US Navy systems administrator stationed on the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman acted as ringleader for a gang of anti-government cyber crooks, prosecutors alleged last week.

According to a charging document filed in federal court in Tulsa, Oklahoma on 5 May, the enlisted serviceman, 27-year-old Nicholas Paul Knight, was an alleged hacker since the age of 16.

He was also the self-professed leader of the gang, which called itself Team Digi7al.

Team Digi7al broke into networks belonging to more than 30 governments, companies and individuals from about April 2012 up until about June 2013.

The group stole personal information about employees and customers, some of which it then published. [Read more: Vaas/Sophos/12May2014]

UK Needs New Watchdog for Its Spies, Ex-MI6 Chief Says. Britain should create a new body to oversee its intelligence agencies to reassure the public after revelations from ex-U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, the former head of the British foreign intelligence service said on Monday.

Documents leaked by Snowden exposed the vast scale of surveillance carried out by Britain's intelligence agencies and their close collaboration with America's National Security Agency, sparking a public debate about how they operate.

Richard Dearlove, head of Britain's MI6 spy agency between 1999 and 2004, said that meant the public now needed greater assurances that espionage powers were not being abused.

"Snowden has damaged the West's capability with his revelations," Dearlove told Reuters on the sidelines of a conference in London. "But I also think what he has done is increase the knowledge and understanding of what the government's capabilities are in these areas.

"There is probably a need to create some sort of committee which is independently appointed - isn't from the judiciary, isn't made up of politicians - that acts as a guarantor in terms of assuring the public that these powers are not being abused." [Read more: James/Reuters/12May2014]

Grissom's Intelligence Unit Named Best in Air Force Reserve. Intelligence workers stationed at Grissom Air Reserve Base recently were named some of the best in the country by the U.S. Air Force for facilitating the capture of 90 insurgents and eliminating 20 enemy forces.

The 434th Operations Support Squadron intelligence office, or intel shop, was named the Air Force Reserve's Outstanding OSS Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Unit of the Year for 2013.

Tech. Sgt. Douglas Hays, who works in the public affairs office at the base, said the 14 intelligence officers working in the Grissom unit won the title out of at least 40 other operation support squadrons in the Air Force Reserves.

"Intel works in the shadows," he said. "They're not in the limelight too often, so it's always great when they get recognized." [Read more: Gerber/KokomoTribune/9May2014]

Ex-Mossad Chief Calls Newsweek Spy Story 'Delusional'. A former head of the Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency, on Sunday brushed off as "delusional" a Newsweek article alleging an Israeli spy hid in the vents of a Jerusalem hotel during a visit by then-US vice president Al Gore 16 years ago.

"We did not spy on [Gore] or any other American targets in Israel or abroad," Danny Yatom, who was chief of the Mossad at the time, said in an interview on Army Radio. "I think that there are much more advanced methods that everybody who's seen movies and read books on the subject knows to say to himself that these methods of agents crawling through the ventilation ducts to get to the room of the vice president of the United States - these descriptions are delusional."

According to a former senior US intelligence agent who spoke to Newsweek, when Al Gore was vice president, a surprise guest was hiding in an air duct in his hotel room during a trip to Israel 16 years ago - an alleged Israeli spy. The source detailed how after US Secret Service agents swept the room, clearing it, one of the men stayed behind to use the bathroom before Gore was to arrive, when he heard a sound.

"So the room was all quiet, he was just meditating on his toes, and he hears a noise in the vent. And he sees the vent clips being moved from the inside. And then he sees a guy starting to exit the vent into the room," the former operative told Newsweek, adding that the Secret Service agent did not scramble for his gun. "He kind of coughed and the guy went back into the vents." [Read more: Ho/TimesofIsrael/11May2014]

Should the U.S. Send in Special Forces to Bring Back Our Girls? The U.S. has begun providing intelligence support, including manned flights, but steering clear of boots on the ground. For now.

The social media campaign, #BringBackOurGirls, has built worldwide pressure to find and rescue the more than 200 school girls abducted nearly a month ago by the Nigerian terrorist group, Boko Haram. But just how far should the U.S. go in the hunt for them?

President Obama has sent in an intelligence, logistics and communications team that includes 16 military personnel. On Monday, National Security Council and Pentagon officials told TIME that that the U.S. has begun sharing commercial satellite imagery with the Nigerians and is flying manned aircraft over Nigeria with the government's permission for intelligence purposes.

The top ranking Senators on the Intelligence Committee, Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) told TIME that they would support sending in special forces under certain conditions: Feinstein would send in the additional assistance only if Nigeria requests it, and Chambliss would do so with our allies. [Read more: Rogers/Time/13May2014]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Female Codebreakers Reunited at Bletchley Park. They may be fewer in number and older in years, but the pride in their expressions is undimmed by the passing years.

Some of the last of the band of women who helped to crack Nazi codes as part of Britain's war effort have been reunited for the first time in 70 years.

The women, who were then only in their late teens, used Colossus, the world's first electronic computer, to decipher messages exchanged by Hitler's generals.

Now, after a photograph of their team of codebreakers appeared in the Telegraph, they have been reunited at Bletchley Park for the first time since the end of the war.

The photograph, which broke secrecy rules, was kept hidden in a desk drawer for decades by Joanna Chorley. She discovered it shortly before the 70th anniversary of Colossus, in February. [Read more: Malnick/TheTelegraph/7May2014]

An Error Made by the Bolivarian Intelligence Service? It is March, 7, 2014. In the morning, agents from the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (Sebin) receive some documents and a CD. It is information on the street demonstrations held in Chacao municipality, eastern Caracas. According to them, the videos display images of the actual demonstrators. In the documents, some clear data can be found: one or several "cooperating patriots" uphold that guarimberos (street protesters) will meet up in the afternoon of that day on Second Avenue with second cross-street at Los Palos Grandes, at Onubo building. And, in that meeting, they will plan an agenda in order to place roadblocks on Francisco de Miranda Avenue.

The mission is clear: to catch them. Two names are mentioned: David Urbina Solís and José Alberto Rivas Pardal. The first one according to "cooperating patriots"- is the kingpin, whereas the latter one is his second-in-command. They will lay steel cable and wire across the avenue. They will use home-made bombs. They should be stopped.

And officers go after them at noon. Some went in a black Toyota Corolla sedan; some others went in a gray Corolla sedan. The procedure was relatively simple: after a few hours driving around, they spotted José Alberto Rivas near Onubo residences. They got out of the car, identified themselves, asked him for his ID card and detained him. Then they spotted David Urbina and proceeded in the same manner. Further, on Third Avenue, officers from Chacao police intercepted the commission. Nevertheless, the team members showed their Sebin credentials and would go ahead with no problem.

The gray Corolla sedan went towards Cota Mil on its way to Sebin headquarters at Venezuela Square. The black sedan took a different destiny: it went to Ciempiés distributor to get into Prados del Este highway. And there it happened. [Read more: Medina/ElUniversal/10May2014]

Call for Papers: International Conference on Exercises, Gaming, and Simulations for Intelligence and National Security at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., March 24-25, 2015.  Scholars, industry experts, intelligence and national security practitioners are invited to submit papers or proposals for demonstrations for the International Conference on Exercises, Gaming, and Simulations for Intelligence and National Security. The goal of the conference is to enhance the role of experiential learning methodologies at all levels of intelligence education by showcasing original simulations, exercises, and games applied to national intelligence, competitive intelligence, national security, and foreign affairs. The conference is to bring together ideas, concepts and demonstrations that can further training and education for military, law enforcement and national security professionals.

Proposed Conference topics include:
- Role-playing simulations to enhance intelligence analysis and production 
- Simulations dealing with intelligence professionalization
- Experiential learning methodologies in intelligence analysis
- Intelligence tradecraft gamification
- Storytelling techniques for developing intelligence scenarios 
- Interactive education and training for addressing national security threats
- Experiential Learning for Business/Competitive Intelligence 
- Educating intelligence clients and consumers
- Role-playing for effective debriefing
- Immersive learning and multimedia communications 
- Effective combinations of case studies, simulation & gaming 
- Virtual simulations

The conference is a follow-on event to the recent released, The Art of Intelligence: Simulations, Exercises, and Games, editors William Lahneman and Ruben Arcos (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014). Proposals or abstracts are to be submitted no later than September 1, 2014 OR for further information, contact any of the following : 
Dr. William Lahneman, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, william.lahneman@erau.edu
Dr. Rubén Arcos, Rey Juan Carlos University (Madrid, Spain), ruben.arcos@urjc.es
Dr. Jan Goldman, Georgetown University, jg28@georgetown.edu

Book Review: When Spying Uses Chemistry - Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies: The Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to Al Qaeda. At hand is an utterly fascinating account of how secret writing has evolved from wartime messages written on the shaved head of a slave so he could slip undetected through enemy lines, to spy communiques concealed in pornographic postings on the Internet.

The author, Kristie Macrakis, knows her territory. A professor at Georgia Tech, she is a historian of science as well as espionage. Her earlier books include the well-received "Seduced by Secrets" on the Stasi, the former East Germany security agency.

She has cast a wide research net, trolling up lively evidence not only in intelligence archives, but also in literature. Indeed, one of the first printed references to secret writings she found was in The Art of Love, a "racy manual on seduction" by the Roman classical poet Ovid. If necessary, how could lovers exchange private notes? The author cites what she found to be "the earliest reference" to a form of secret ink:

"A letter too is safe and escapes the eye, when written in new milk: touch it with coal dust, and you will read."

Most assuredly, modern secret writing is a bit more complex, and the account related by Ms. Macrakis makes clear the importance of spymasters allying with chemists to conceal their secrets. [Read more: Goulden/WashingtonTimes/13May2014]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Going on the Record for the Defense Intelligence Agency Director. The May 1 news article "Top 2 DIA officials will step down" included a wildly inaccurate description of Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn as someone whose "vision... was seen as disruptive," according to one anonymous source, and whose "management style could be chaotic," according to unnamed "critics."

I have served with Flynn in peace, crisis and combat and have served in the DIA on multiple tours for multiple directors. Flynn is by far the most inclusive, collaborative, transparent and results-oriented leader I have known in 31 years as an intelligence professional.

DIA has never been better postured for today and tomorrow. [Read more: Becker/WashingtonPost/9May2014]

Was Snowden's Heist a Foreign Espionage Operation? Edward Snowden's massive misappropriations of classified documents from the inner sanctum of U.S. intelligence is mainly presented by the media as a whistleblowing story. In this narrative - designed by Mr. Snowden himself - he is portrayed as a disgruntled contractor for the National Security Agency, acting alone, who heroically exposed the evils of government surveillance beginning in 2013.

The other way of looking at it - based on the number and nature of documents Mr. Snowden took, and the dates when they were taken - is that only a handful of the secrets had anything to do with domestic surveillance by the government and most were of primary value to an espionage operation.

So far, only the whistleblower version has had immense international resonance. The Washington Post and Britain's Guardian, the newspapers that initially published the purloined documents, won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize. The journalists who assisted Mr. Snowden in this enterprise were awarded the 2014 Polk Award for national-security reporting. Former Congressman Ron Paul organized a clemency petition in February for Mr. Snowden, stating: "Thanks to one man's courageous actions, Americans know about the truly egregious ways their government is spying on them." 

Yet others - until now not often quoted in news accounts - see Mr. Snowden as neither a hero nor a whistleblower. [Read more: Epstein/WallStreetJournal/9May2014]

Lee Rigby's Life 'Could Have Been Saved': MI5 Needs to up Its Game. If Ian Fleming were writing the James Bond books today, his hero would be working for MI5, not Universal Exports or MI6, whose role after the long withdrawing roar of British influence in the world, particularly in the last decade, is increasingly one of liaison. 

As the front line against Islamist terror has moved from the Middle East to the Midlands and the Home Counties, MI5 has become the key intelligence service.

How it is supervised is therefore a matter of personal importance to us all. And it doesn't seem to be working as it should. It's beginning to look as though MI5 should have been able to intercept Fusilier Lee Rigby's brutal killers before they struck in May last year. 

This is apparently the view expressed by the parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) in its report on his murder currently circulating in draft in Whitehall, and due to be published before the parliamentary recess starts in July. It suggests that two opportunities were missed to head-off or apprehend Rigby's brutal killers Adebolajo and Adebowale. [Read more: Black/TheWeek/12May2014]


Section IV Coming AFIO Events

AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

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.

15 May 2014, noon - 2 pm - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO James Quesada Chapter hosts Farhad Mansourian, former officer in the Imperial Iranian Army. He will discuss the current Iranian government and intelligence related to terror structure and nuclear activities.

11:30AM no host cocktails; meeting starts at noon. United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, SF (between Sloat/Wawona). RSVP required by 5/1/14 to Mariko Kawaguchi: e-mail afiosf@aol.com and mail check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011. Members and students: $25; non-member guests $35 (must be accompanied by member).

15 May 2014, 11:30am - 2 pm - Englewood, CO - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hears from Thomas Ravenelle, FBI SAC Denver

AFIO will hold a joint meeting with FBI's InfraGard featuring Thomas Ravenelle, FBI Denver Division Supervising Agent in Charge. SAC Ravenelle will talk about a case briefing and overview of a closed EOD case. The meeting will be held at the Perfect Landing Restaurant, which is upstairs at the Denver Jet Center FBO, 7625 S. Peoria Street, Englewood CO 80112. Phone: 303-649-4478. There are seating limitations of 45 seats so we will accept reservations on a first come first serve basis. You will receive directions when you RSVP to Tom Van Wormer at robsmom@pcisys.net. The lunch will cost $15.00. You can pay at the door.

Friday, 13 June 2014, 10:30am - 2pm - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO Summer Luncheon featuring Good Hunting by Jack Devine, former CIA director of operations and chief of the CIA Afghan Task Force, 1986-87. The morning speaker is Peter Finn, National Security Editor for The Washington Post. His book, The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book, discusses a risky, highly successful 1960s CIA propaganda operation.

John "Jack" J. Devine addresses his colleagues and other AFIO members at this luncheon upon the release of his book, Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story. Devine served in the CIA for more than three decades, participating in covert operations that took him from Allende's Chile through Iran-Contra and Charlie Wilson's Afghanistan to George Tenet's Iraq, eventually rising to the position of Director of the DO [today's National Clandestine Service]. This book is a master class in spying.

Peter Finn's book, co-authored with Petra Couvee [Couvee lives in Russia], discusses the world of Soviet intelligentsia and Cold War politics to study how Boris Pasternak came to write and publish Doctor Zhivago (which first appeared in Italy in 1957). The authors use previously classified CIA files to depict the oppressive political conditions that gave rise to Pasternak's masterpiece, and the international firestorm that occurred when the novel was banned in the Soviet Union. The torturous ideological policing by the Soviets mirrored the tale of Doctor Zhivago itself which harbored a long psychic scar from the Russian Revolution. The authors also present the role played by the Kremlin in persecuting Pasternak and his loved ones, as well as the role of the CIA in using his book in a game of ideological warfare―overall, a triumphant reminder that successful covert and propaganda operations, though they can fade into history devoid of public recognition or credit, played significant roles and led to some highly beneficial, pro-freedom outcomes.

Early registration is .

27 June 2014 - Los Angeles, CA - AFIO Los Angeles hears from Dr. Erik Nemeth on "Cultural Intelligence in International Affairs and Foreign Policy."

Dr. Erik Nemeth from the RAND Corporation will be the guest speaker for the June 27, 2014 meeting. Dr. Nemeth will present "Cultural Intelligence in International Affairs & Foreign Policy" - The politics of historical & cultural property and the intelligence gathering to assess the political significance of looting and repatriation of cultural property. Please RSVP for attendance: AFIO_LA@Yahoo.com

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Section V - Other Upcoming Events

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

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 , 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Why Intelligence Fails, at the International Spy Museum

"What you're surprised with depends on who you are - " --Philippe Silberzahn
Who lives in caves, only holy men or primitive cavemen? Dr. Milo Jones, visiting professor at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, thinks that the answer to that question helps explain the intelligence failure of 9/11. He comes to the International Spy Museum to argue that the CIA's repeated intelligence failures are a result of the fact that the CIA thinks that intelligence analysis is science while it is really a social process in which identity and culture play a major role. Also joining us for the evening will be Dr. Mark Lowenthal, CEO of the Intelligence and Security Academy and former assistant director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production. He will engage with Dr. Jones on the provocative conclusions of the book Constructing Cassandra: Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947-2001, that Jones co-authored with Philippe Silberzahn of EMLYON Business School in France.
Tickets: $10. Visit www.spymuseum.org

20 May 2014, 11:30a - 2p - McLean, VA - Dr. Bythrow "On the Future of MASINT" at the DIF Forum

The Defense Intelligence Forum hosts Dr. Peter Bythrow speaking on the question: “On the future of MASINT: independence or annexation?”
Dr. Bythrow is the MASINT Chief Scientist at DIA/National MASINT Office. Before assuming his present position in 2000, he was the Principle Staff Scientist at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physical Laboratory from 1981 to 2000. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physic from the University of Texas in Dallas in 1981 and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Physic from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell in 1970. He served as a pilot in the United States Air Force from 1970 to1975 and has been an aerobatic flight instructor since 1992.
This forum will follow a modified Chatham House rule. You may use the information, but with the exception of speaker's name and subject, you may make no attribution. Everything will be off the record.
Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA
Fee: Pay at the door with a check for $ 29.00 payable to DIAA, Inc
Registration starts at 11:30 AM lunch at 12:00 PM
Make reservations by 19 May 2014 by email to diforum@diaalumni.org. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. For each attendee, choose among chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portabella for your luncheon selection.
Pay at the door with a check for $ 29.00 per person, payable to DIAA, Inc.
Checks are preferred, but will accept cash; however credit card payments are discouraged.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, noon - Washington, DC - Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Monthly Update with David Major

Be the first to learn the latest intelligence news! 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.
Free. No registration required!

Thursday, 12 June 2014 - CIA Technology Exposition - CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA 

Hosted by the Office of the CIO, the CIA Technology Expo returns to the CIA Original Headquarters this June! This exclusive event is one of the very few opportunities to showcase your products and services inside the walls of the CIA. This is a great opportunity to network with CIO personnel as well as over 1,000 other CIA personnel. Over 100 applications will be collected but only 55 will be hand-selected by CIA to exhibit.
The CIA Technology Council will review all applications, make selections, and notify NCSI of accepted exhibitors. Please keep your answers concise and explain exactly the products and services you have to offer the CIA. The application process is free, you will only be charged if you are selected to exhibit!
In order to ensure that your application is processed, please complete both the 2014 Tech Expo Contract and the CIA Application. All applications must be received by 12:00 PM EST on April 4, 2014! All responses must be typed including electronic signatures and sent electronically. 
Please contact your NCSI sales representative at 443-561-2400 for application and contract forms and additional information. 
www.ncsi.com


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