AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #25-14 dated 1 July 2014

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Section IV - Upcoming Events

Upcoming AFIO Events

Other Upcoming Events

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You are cordially invited to TWO IWP events

A lecture on the topic of 

How to Conduct a Foreign Counterintelligence Investigation

Dennis D. Staszak
Former Deputy Unit Chief, Foreign Counterintelligence
and Counterterrorism Training Unit, FBI
Assistant Dean, Northern Virginia Community College

Tuesday, July 15, 4:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
Please contact with any questions.

Dennis Staszak is a 33 year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and has investigated numerous criminal and national security matters. He specializes in foreign counterintelligence investigations, and previously served as the Deputy Unit Chief of the FBI's Foreign Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism Training Unit. Prior to retirement, Professor Staszak instructed new agents and senior police executives at the FBI Academy, FBI National Academy, and many international police training facilities. Starting March, 2007, Professor Staszak has taught a graduate course in Intelligence Theory and Applications for Law Enforcement Managers attending the FBI National Academy.
He currently serves as Assistant Dean and Professor of National Security and Administration of Justice studies at the Northern Virginia Community College, and an Adjunct Faculty member teaching Intelligence Analysis and Counterintelligence Concepts at George Mason University.
Prof. Staszak is a graduate of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin.  He received a Master of Arts degree in the area of International Transactions from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, a Master of Science degree in Strategic Intelligence Studies from the National Intelligence University, Washington, D.C., and has done graduate work at the University of Virginia and The Institute of World Politics.
He previously served for three years on active duty in the United States Army during the Vietnam War era, and is a graduate of advanced language studies at the Defense Language Institute.

Where is China going? 
Current affairs and foreign policy implications

Amb. Frank Lavin
Chairman & CEO, Export Now

Tuesday, July 8, 4:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

The most important question in international relations in the 21st century might be: Where is China going? This leads, in turn, to a series of questions as to the performance of China's economy, domestic social stability, leadership cohesion, and foreign policy goals.
Long-time "China hand" and current China resident and businessman Frank Lavin will offer his insight on these critical developments in China and what they portend for U.S. foreign policy.
Frank Lavin is the CEO and founder of Export Now, which runs e-commerce stores in China for foreign companies.
In Government, Lavin served as Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce 2005-2007.  In that capacity, Lavin served as lead trade negotiator for both China and India and was the senior policy official in the Department responsible for commercial policy, export promotion, and trade negotiations across the globe.  Lavin was U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore from 2001-05, where his duties included helping negotiate the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.
In the private sector, Lavin served in senior finance and management positions in Hong Kong and Singapore with Bank of America, and Citibank.
Previously, Lavin served in the George H.W. Bush and Reagan Administrations, working in the Department of Commerce, Department of State, National Security Council, and White House.  Lavin served as Director of the Office of Political Affairs in the White House 1987-89.


CIA's CIO: Working with Private Sector Can be a "Clash of Cultures". Almost a year after awarding a cloud computing contract to Amazon Web Services, Central Intelligence Agency chief information officer Doug Wolfe on Tuesday said the agency is still adapting to working with the private sector on IT projects.

Wolfe described a "pretty interesting clash of cultures" between the public and private sectors, addressing attendees Amazon Web Services' annual nonprofit and government symposium at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

For instance, the CIA is subjecting AWS' cloud product to the agency's stringent cybersecurity requirements before its scheduled deployment in the summer, he said.

"We've had some interesting conversations and debates on security," he said, adding, "We're working through that. And I think that we're going to end up in a very good quality product, and a very secure product." [Read more: Ravindranath/WashingtonPost/24June2014]

NSA Director Michael Rogers is Encouraging Employees to Leave the Agency (and Hopefully Return Some Day). National Security Agency chief Adm. Michael S. Rogers has been on the job for only about 90 days, but he has big plans for bolstering the agency's workforce of the future.

Rogers on Tuesday said he wants to create a cyber workforce that is not only knowledgeable about cyber security, but also that can adapt to the evolving threat landscape. Compared with 10 years ago, he said the U.S. is positioning itself to meet the demands.

"If we can't build a pattern where men and women are coming out of the organization over 20 to 30 years, we're not going to stay current with cutting edge technology," Rogers said as part of his keynote address at the 2014 Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association's Cyber Symposium in Baltimore.

The NSA has to create opportunities where its predominantly career military employees can spend time with the agency, leave for a different job and then return to the NSA, he said. Such opportunities would give workers a different perspective on the industry while allowing them to continue to grow their skills. [Read more: McDonald/BaltimoreBusinessJournal/24June2014]

Woman At Center Of NSA Defender's Twitter Scandal Apologizes. The woman who says she received explicit photos and messages from a well-known former intelligence officer and defender of NSA surveillance policies has apologized for releasing the photos.

The national security community on Twitter was sent into a frenzy on Monday after John Schindler, a Naval War College professor and former NSA intelligence and counterintelligence officer who is well-known on the internet as a vehement defender of NSA surveillance and foe of Edward Snowden, was accused of sending a photo of his penis and a flirtatious email to a woman who lists her name as Lesley on Twitter and uses the handle @Currahee88.

Lesley allegedly gave screenshots of both to @T3H_ARCH3R, a self-described Internet troll she is friends with, and he posted the photos online. Naval War College said that it was investigating Schindler and put him on leave.

Lesley tweeted on Tuesday that she was "truly sorry" and that "if I could go back and change this I would do so immediately." She also stated that the photo was not unsolicited and that her aim had been to embarrass Schindler and inform his wife. She then deactivated her Twitter account. [Read more: Gray/Buzzfeed/24June2014]

Utica College Receives Endorsements From NSA, Department Of Homeland Security. Utica College has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance And Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

The college is also only the seventh institution in the country to earn a National Center for Digital Forensics Academic Excellence from the Defense Cyber Crime Center.

As part of the program, Utica College will be assigned a Liaison from the NSA who will work closely with both organizations to maximize collaboration in areas like academics, research and development.

The goal of the program is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by utilizing colleges to educate more professionals with cybersecurity expertise.

Utica College is the first college in the country to hold both government designations at this level. [Read more: Tubia/WIBX/23June2014]

Saudi King Names New Intelligence Chief, Appoints Former Spy Head as Adviser and Envoy. Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has tapped the former deputy defense minister to lead the kingdom's intelligence services and revitalized the political career of a former spy chief and longtime ambassador to the United States by naming him to a new senior advisory post.

The moves come as the world's largest oil exporter watches the rapid military gains made by al-Qaida-inspired militants in neighboring Iraq with growing concern.

The king named Prince Khalid bin Bandar to the post of chief of general intelligence in a decree Monday, the official Saudi Press Agency reported. Khalid was relieved of his post as deputy defense minister on Saturday, barely six weeks after he was appointed.

Khalid was previously the governor of the Riyadh region, an important post he assumed in February 2013 that involves overseeing the capital and provides opportunities for direct contact with top officials and visiting dignitaries. He is the son of Prince Bandar, one of the eldest surviving sons of King Abdulaziz, the founder of the kingdom.

The monarch also named the former intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, as adviser and special envoy to the king. [Read more: Al-Shihri/AP/1July2014]

Nigeria Intelligence Agency: We Warned Malls. Nigeria's intelligence agency said it has been warning shopping complexes in Abuja for two weeks that Islamic extremists might attack them in the capital, where a blast at a mall killed 22 people this week.

The increased security may have prevented even more carnage as witnesses said a security guard stopped a car bomber from entering the mall moments before the massive explosion on Wednesday.

Survivor Donald Chikason told ThisDay newspaper that a security guard argued with the driver of a car who wanted to enter Emab Plaza through the exit gate. When the guard refused, the man bent down and moments later the car exploded, Friday's edition of the newspaper quoted him as saying.

"The man started arguing, behaving as if he was drunk," it quoted him as saying. [AP/27June2014]

Britain's Chief Foreign Spy Master Is Stepping Down. The chief of Britain's MI6 foreign intelligence service will step down in November after five years in the job, a government source said on Thursday.

John Sawers, a peer, is believed to have wanted to relinquish his sensitive role as Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service before a national election next year.

He will step down around the same time as the head of Britain's GCHQ eavesdropping agency leaves his post.

Sawers, 58, made headlines in 2013 when he appeared before a parliamentary committee to complain that documents leaked by former U.S. intelligence operative Edward Snowden had put secret operations at risk and were being "lapped up" by al Qaeda. [Read more: Reuters/26June2014]

Rogers: Benghazi Suspect Interrogation Should Not Be Rushed. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said that officials shouldn't be rushing the interrogation of the suspect in the Benghazi attack, who arrived on U.S. soil at the weekend, since he may have intelligence that could help the U.S. in other national security matters.

"If he doesn't give us anything and we get to put him in jail, what have we accomplished? I argue we've spent a lot of money and have not gained anything valuable," Rep. Mike Rogers, Michigan Republican, said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

Ahmed Abu Khatallah is suspected of being behind the 2011 bombing at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.

The suspect was captured two weeks ago and transported to the U.S. on a Navy ship over 10 days, when he was interrogated by FBI officers. But Mr. Rogers says the FBI needs more time and that 10 days isn't enough time to build rapport with the suspect. [Read more: Klimas/WashingtonTimes/29June2014]

Jean-Claude Juncker: The Lurid Spy Scandal That Forced Him From Office. Jean-Claude Juncker was forced to resign as prime minister of Luxembourg after he was involved in a lurid spy scandal complete with microphones hidden in wristwatches, that saw the country's Grand Duke accused of close ties with MI6, and allegations that another member of the royal family was linked to a notorious series of bombings.

With Mr. Juncker set to be named president of the European Commission, questions are being asked about the affair that forced him from office less than a year ago.

Germany's Spiegel magazine asked this week why his "entanglement in Luxembourg intelligence affairs" was not "pursued resolutely".

It emerged last year that Luxembourg's intelligence service, the SREL, had carried out illegal wiretaps, kept 13,000 secret files on people, and run a fictional counterterror operation as a front to help a Russian oligarch pay $10 million to a Spanish spy. [Read more: Huggler/TheTelegraph/27June2014]

Spy Service Warns Dutch Islamist Radicals Becoming Elusive 'Swarm'. Radical Islamist groups in the Netherlands have become a decentralized and elusive "swarm" that may broaden their focus from the conflict in Syria to the wider Middle East, the Dutch intelligence service warned on Monday.

Its report reflects widespread concern in Europe at the threat posed by European citizens - mainly from Islamic immigrant milieus - leaving to fight in Middle East conflicts, then returning battle-hardened and posing security threats.

Dutch authorities estimate that 120 Dutch citizens have fought in Syria's civil war, with 14 having died in combat, and that there are hundreds of jihadi militants in the country eyeing missions abroad, with thousands more sympathizers.

The Dutch General Intelligence and Security Agency (AIVD) said in its latest assessment of the threat posed by underground jihadi groups that they were stronger and more self-confident.

It said such militants continued to pose a "substantial" threat to the Netherlands, one notch below the highest alert. [Read more: Reuters/30June2014]

PLA Cyberspace Strategic Intelligence Research Center Founded. The Cyberspace Strategic Intelligence Research Center was officially founded at an information center of the General Armaments Department (GAD) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on June 26, 2014. Experts believe that the center will provide strong support in obtaining high-quality intelligence research findings and help China gain advantage in national information security.

The Cyberspace Strategic Intelligence Research Center is a high-level intelligence platform built on research efforts of an information center of the GAD and the wisdom of the experts in various fields.

The center is designed to become an authoritative research resource for Internet intelligence, build a highly-efficient cyberspace dynamically-tracking research system, provide high-end services for hot and major issues, and explore approaches of intelligence analysis as well as identification and appraisal with cyberspace characteristics.

The center will be completed with high-level academic exchange platform for cyberspace in the form of high-level forums, academic conferences, published monographs and translated works, etc, so as to keep expanding its influence in the cyberspace research field. [Read more: ChinaMilitaryOnline/1July2014]


DIA Tries to Get Better, Faster, Stronger in Harder Times. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn has a three-fold problem: "We are in persistent conflict," with ever-changing kinds of conflicts and ever-changing needs for what the DIA provides all over the world, he said Tuesday. Also: "Our defense programs and frankly our intelligence community programs operate at such a turtle's pace that we have a challenge staying ahead of the adjustments that need to be made." Also: Money is drying up as the federal government tries to rein in its budget.

What's a spy/defense agency to do?

The DIA kicked off its annual Innovation Symposium Tuesday by spotlighting some of what it's doing. The Symposium featured exhibition booths and an audience heavily populated with industry. Media was invited to attend under certain restrictions, including individual escorts at the agency's headquarters on Bolling Air Force Base.

Flynn hyped the agency's above-average numbers on working with small businesses, which he said are keys to innovation - especially if they can team with bigger companies that are better equipped to quickly turn ideas into action. [Read more: Starks/RollCall/24June2014]

A Closer Look at 'Map of the World'. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency might be the most important U.S. intelligence agency your mother's never heard of. It has little public name recognition compared to the CIA or the National Security Agency and yet, with a sprawling Springfield, Va., campus and an ample budget, NGA is remaking how the intelligence community processes data gathered in the field.

Underpinning the IC's shift to more integrated geospatial intelligence is NGA's Map of the World, a set of searchable databases available to agencies and contractors that NGA is gradually expanding. The "map" taps into a trove of commercial and classified satellite data, among many other sources. When fully implemented, it will give analysts an ever-updated view of intelligence gathered around the world.

FCW recently visited NGA headquarters for a demonstration of the Map of the World and an update on the project in which Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has taken a strong personal interest.

The man in charge of the map is John Goolgasian, a two-decade veteran of NGA who said the project is taking flight in part because of the widespread commercialization of geographic information systems. Some 85 percent of transportation-related data for the map comes from the commercial sector rather than government, he estimated. [Read more: Lyngaas/FCW/24June2014]

Rise of ISIS Poses Fresh Challenges for U.S. Intelligence. The rapid advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) through northern Iraq has raised fresh questions about U.S. intelligence capabilities across the Middle East as troop levels decline and, in some cases, create a vacuum in which jihadist groups can grow.

On the surface, there is a debate about who messed up regarding ISIS' advance - the intelligence community, which was responsible for seeing ISIS' rise, or the policymakers who might have stopped it.

But experts also say the CIA and other officials must adjust to a new world in which the U.S. cannot have intelligence officers embedded with U.S. troops on the front lines.

"The reality is we lost major intelligence and military footprint in 2011 when we withdrew our forces" from Iraq, says CBS News National Security Analyst Juan Zarate. "It doesn't mean we're blind and it doesn't mean we've lost all the relationships in [Iraq], militarily, politically, intelligence, or otherwise but ... I think we have to recognize that there were real consequences to that drawdown. Not having the physical imprint of the U.S. troops and intelligence infrastructure there has in some ways blinded us, and now we're playing catch-up." [Read more: Kaplan/CBSNews/27June2014]

US Spy Agency Knew Its Logo With An Octopus Taking Over The World Was 'Sinister'. The National Reconnaissance Office came under fire in December when its logo for a new satellite boasted "nothing is beyond our reach" along with the image of an octopus taking over the world, but new documents obtained by Business Insider through a Freedom of Information Act request show even the agency itself believed the logo was "sinister" and was apparently excited about this.

The NRO coordination sheet, a document passed along with information about the logo meant for signatures up the chain of command contains an interesting handwritten note with the NRO Director's approval: "Ok," it reads, "A little sinister!!"

While the agency came under fire for its choice of logo at a time of increased scrutiny on U.S. intelligence services, the documents show the logo was approved on Feb. 13, 2012, long before Snowden's disclosures.

In an article meant for internal consumption at NRO and "The Five Eyes" intelligence services called "The Patch Story," the agency explains how it was thought up: [Read more: Szoldra/BusinessInsider/1June2014]

Former OSS Spies on a Mission to Save Old Headquarters in D.C. The birthplace of modern American espionage has been hiding - as befits a former nest of spies - in plain sight.

The old headquarters of the defunct Office of Strategic Services is a little cluster of stone and brick buildings clearly visible to anyone walking out of the Kennedy Center or zooming around the E Street Expressway. But few know that the Beaux Arts campus is where Gen. "Wild Bill" Donovan and his band of OSS agents once invented some of the spycraft that helped win World War II: the pistol pencils, fake passports and the propaganda broadcasts that led enemy soldiers to doubt their causes (and sometimes their wives).

After the war, the compound became the first home of OSS' successor agency, the CIA. And yet even to its neighbors, the spot's pedigree as the place that bedeviled Adolf Hitler and crafted the Cold War might as well be stamped "top secret."

"I had no idea about its history," said Patrick Kennedy, who lives just three blocks from the site at 2430 E St. NW that is known variously as Navy Hill and Potomac Hill.

But if obscurity was good for the cloak-and-dagger days, it may be bad in an era when public attention can be the best protection from a bulldozer to make way for new office space for the Department of State. [Read more: WashingtonPost/29June2014]

: You can assist with this effort. Comments to the GSA are encouraged and must arrive no later than July 21 at GSA's online coverage of the project is here: The GSA is holding a public meeting on 9 July 2014, from 4 to 7:30 p.m., at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 728 23rd St NW, Washington, DC.


Maliki Compromised CIA Spies in Iraq for Years. U.S. military advisors arriving in Iraq better be careful who they talk to and where they go: Their Iraq �allies' will almost certainly be spying on them.

According to three current and former CIA officers, the Iraqi government, led by Muslim Shiites with close ties to Iran, has waged an aggressive campaign against the spy agency and other U.S. security personnel in the country for several years. "They cover us like a blanket," says former CIA official John Maguire, who was deputy CIA station chief in Iraq in 2004 and maintains widespread contacts there as an oil business consultant.

The first targets of Iraq's counterspies were CIA contacts in the fledgling Iraq National Intelligence Service, or INIS, set up by the CIA in 2004, Maguire and others say. Its first chief was a longtime CIA asset, Gen. Mohammed Shahwani, an Iraqi Sunni who had plotted against the late dictator Saddam Hussein. The INIS soon came under assault by the rival, Shiite-led Ministry of Interior, headed by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

"They fired all the guys who they considered suspect, which was basically all the guys we put into the [intelligence] service, and solidified control around the Shia and Iran," Maguire tells Newsweek. In 2007 Shahwani was ousted. "Then their technological operations [against the CIA] began in earnest. About two years ago was when they really started to work us hard." [Read more: Stein/Newsweek/24June2014]

Rogers: In Defense of Killing a U.S. Citizen. The November 2009 Fort Hood shooting. The December 2009 attempted "underwear" bombing of Northwest Airlines Flight 253 over Detroit. The 2010 Times Square bomb that nearly killed hundreds. One man helped plan all three attacks - Anwar al-Awlaki. And if not for an authorized American counterterrorism operation in the desert of Yemen three years ago, that list might be longer and many Americans might be dead. And despite his sworn allegiance to Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, al-Awlaki was himself a U.S. citizen.

The recent release of a Department of Justice memorandum on the legality of the operation has sparked renewed debate on this subject.

Throughout its history, America has used force against anyone who waged war against it, even in the rare example when a U.S. citizen wages war against us. For example, Abraham Lincoln showed that American citizens who took up arms against the Union enjoyed no special immunity from the use of military force.

The legal reasoning behind a drone strike, even one that kills a U.S. citizen, is simple: Nations have the right to use force against legitimate enemy targets. In any war, when American soldiers are being shot at, whether it is by Germans in World War II, al-Qaeda terrorists, or Americans fighting with them, our soldiers do not stop, ask for passports, appoint a lawyer for their assailants, and hold a trial - even if one of the enemies is an American citizen who has taken up arms with the enemy. They simply return fire. Our soldiers also need not wait until an attack - they can open fire as soon as they spot the enemy. That's because there is no such thing as due process on the battlefield. To act otherwise would be to risk American lives. [Read more: Rogers/USAToday/30June2014]

Section IV - Upcoming Events

Upcoming AFIO Events


Tuesday, 08 July 2014 - MacDill AFB, FL - The AFIO Suncoast Chapter hosts USCENTCOM Chief of the Joint Cyber Center on "the Rise of Cyber to a Warfighting Domain."

COL John Burger is Chief of the Joint Cyber Center at United States Central Command responsible for the planning, integration and execution of cyberspace operations in the USCENTCOM AOR. He leads a staff of 115 military, civilians and contractors to assure the CDRs freedom of maneuver in cyberspace and deny the same to our adversaries. He designs and Implements information assurance programs to secure cyber key terrain, and develops defensive cyberspace plans to �see, block, and maneuver� defensive forces against threats to friendly networks. Working with our Allies and Partners, he develops Cyber Security Cooperation plans to enable our partners to protect themselves in cyberspace. He integrates cyberspace force application with the air, land, and maritime domains in support of OPLANs. He interacts daily with the Joint Staff, USCYBERCOM, the Intelligence Community, and the Interagency. COL Burger serves as principal advisor to the CENTCOM Commander on all cyberspace matters.
Following his graduation from the US Military Academy at West Point, COL Burger began his career in A Co, 13th ENGR BN, Fort Ord, CA., and then was assigned tours with 10th ENGR BN, Schweinfurt, Germany. COL Burger arrived at MacDill AFB in 2009 as the Regional Manager Southeast Regional Support Center, Defense Intelligence Agency, followed by assignments as Chief, Cyber Security Division, and then Chief, Joint Cyber Center, US Central Command.
COL Burger will address the rise of cyber to a DoD warfighting domain with particular emphasis on the intelligence aspects.

LOCATION: MacDill AFB Surf�s Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Blvd, MacDill AFB, FL 33621. Please RSVP to the Chapter Secretary no later than Wednesday, July 2, for yourself and include the names and email addresses of any guests. Email or call Michael Shapiro at, the Chapter Secretary. You will receive a confirmation via email. If you do not, contact the Chapter Secretary to confirm your registration. Check-in at noon; opening ceremonies, lunch and business meeting at 1230 hours, followed by our speaker.
FEE: You must present your $20 check payable to �Suncoast Chapter, AFIO� (or cash) at check-in to cover the luncheon. If you make a reservation, don�t cancel and get a cancellation confirmation by the response deadline and then don�t show up, you will be responsible for the cost of the luncheon.

10 July 2014, 1830 hrs - Miami, FL - The New Ted Shackley Miami-Dade County Chapter Hosts Organizational Meeting.

We invite all current AFIO members in the Miami/Ft Lauderdale/Homestead areas to attend an event planning meeting on July 10, 2014 at 1830 in the Doral area of Miami. Purpose of the meeting is to gather input on the organization of a stellar inaugural event, to be held later in the summer with some very special invitees.
Those wishing to attend should kindly RSVP to in order to receive a formal personal invitation. Please include your national membership number and updated contact information in your correspondence.
Chapter membership applications will be available at this and all future meetings, as well as on our website (when launched). We look forward to your participation in advancing interest in and knowledge about the Intelligence Community.
Address: 11410 NW 20 St., Suite 220, Miami, FL 33172
Facebook Page: /AFIO-Ted-Shackley-Miami-Dade-Chapter
Twitter: @AFIOMiamiDade

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 11:30 am - Palmer Lake, CO - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hears Sheriff-Elect Bill Elder.

Our speaker is Bill Elder, Sheriff-Elect at the caucus who is running unopposed in November; therefore, he will be our next Sheriff of El Paso County unless a huge write-in campaign is undertaken. This is an excellent chance to meet the new Sheriff and get to know more about him and his background.
Location: The Inn on the Palmer Divide, 443 S Highway 105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133 ~ Phone: 719-481-1800.
Exit I-25 at Exit 161 for Monument and Palmer Lake. Go North of SH 105 towards Palmer Lake. You will receive additional directions when you RSVP to Tom Van Wormer at The lunch will cost $12.00. You can pay at the door.

14 August 2014, 11:30 a.m. - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO San Francisco "Andre LeGallo" Chapter hosts Capt. Welton Chang, DoD Analyst and Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania.

Topic: Predicting War and Peace: Inside the Massive IARPA Political Forecasting Experiment - Exploring the Frontiers of Optimal Political Forecasting. In 2011, IARPA sponsored a tournament to test a big idea: can people predict political outcomes? If so, how? Come learn how the tournament has progressed over the last three years from a participant in the project. Capt. Welton Chang will discuss the experimental set up, findings, and implications for intelligence and policy making. 

11:30AM no host cocktails; meeting starts at noon. Please note new meeting location: Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080. RSVP required by 8/1/14 to Mariko Kawaguchi: e-mail with meal choice (Salmon with Champagne Sauce or Veal Roast au Jus) 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.

21 August 2014, 12:30pm - Los Angeles, CA - AFIO � Los Angeles hosts LAPD Police Chief Bernard Parks on Aerial Surveillance Platforms

The chapter will host Bernard Parks, former Chief of Police of the L.A.P.D. (Los Angeles Police Dept.) and current member of the Los Angeles City Council, to discuss the current state of safety in the city of Los Angeles and future limited use of aerial surveillance platforms (UAV-Drones), and the impact it will have on the future of local law enforcement in L.A.
Location for the meeting: LAPD-ARTC 5651 W Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045, Start Time:12.30 PM, Room 1E.
Please RSVP for attendance:

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Other Upcoming Events

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

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

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. Learn 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. Visit

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, noon - Washington, DC - Kenneth Daigler discusses Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War at the International Spy Museum

Nathan Hale and Benedict Arnold may be the most famous spies of the American Revolution, but they were hardly alone. George Washington�s use of spy networks and wider intelligence efforts were critical to the fight for independence. In Spies, Patriots, and Traitors, former CIA officer Kenneth Daigler closely examines American intelligence activities during the era of the Revolutionary War from 1765 to 1783. Daigler will explain how America�s founders learned and practiced their intelligence role, providing insight from an intelligence professional�s perspective and revealing how many of the principles of the era�s intelligence practice are still relevant today. After the talk, see the Museum�s famous George Washington spy letter.
Free. No registration required. More info and directions at

15 July 2014, 11:30 am - McLean, VA - Defense Intelligence Forum hears Cal Carnes on "The Insider Threat."

Mr. Cal Carnes will speak on �The Insider Threat.� His presentation will show that the Insider Threat is a malicious threat to an organization that comes from people within the organization, such as employees, former employees, contractors or business associates, who have inside information concerning the organization�s security practices, data and computer systems. He appreciates the gravity of this threat because of his long involvement in counterintelligence issues. His work in intelligence began in January 1968 at Arlington Hall Station where he worked Military Capabilities. In 1972 he worked at the National Photographic Interpretation Center and in 1974 he moved to the Military Intelligence Center at the Pentagon. After this time he worked counterintelligence issues at the Soviet/Warsaw Pact Division, DIA Counterintelligence Division, FBI and Naval Investigative Service. Cal retired from the Army 902d MI Group in 2001 after working for the Army Counterintelligence Center. As a defense contractor, he worked for the Defense HUMINT Service and the Counterintelligence Field Activity. He is now a part-time independent contractor for the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy and the Joint Military Attach� School as a role player. He holds master degrees from Georgetown University in National Security Studies and the National Intelligence College.

This forum will follow a modified Chatham House rule. You may use the information, but with the exception of speaker's name and subject, you may make no attribution. Everything will be off the record.

Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA Pay at the door with a check for $29.00 payable to DIAA, Inc
Registration starts at 1130 AM, lunch at 1200 PM.

Make reservations by 16 JULY 2014 by email to 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.

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