AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #39-14 dated 14 October 2014

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Section IV -  Jobs, Obituaries, and Upcoming Events



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Have lunch with....

HPSCI Chairman Mike Rogers
DNI James Clapper
AFIO President Gene Poteat

Friday, 14 November 2014 - Tysons Corner, VA - US Representative Mike Rogers, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Outgoing President Gene Poteat; and special guest James R. Clapper, DNI, will address our group at this final 2014 AFIO National Luncheon.

Register for AFIO's Winter 2014 Luncheon
featuring two 'about-to-retire' figures

S. Eugene Poteat     Mike Rogers, HPSCI Chairman
Register HERE

US Representative Mike Rogers, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, will frankly discuss the growing threats of ISIS/ISIL, Cyberwar, China, Iran, North Korea, and other challenges to the nation as he leaves this important national security post and ends his 14-year career in Washington.
Outgoing President Gene Poteat will speak on the just released revision of George O'Toole's Honorable Treachery: A History of US Intelligence, Espionage, and Covert Action from the American Revolution to the CIA [GroveAtlantic 2014], and of his more unusual or amusing CIA experiences, as he departs after 15 years leading AFIO;
and James R. Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, will stop in at this final 2014 AFIO National Luncheon.

Includes special ceremony for the retirement* of AFIO's president of 15 years, S. Eugene Poteat.

* 'retirement' - for both of these men (as with most other intel officials) means leaving one well-served post and heading to another. 'Kicking back' - not in their dictionary.

Timing: Check-in for badge pickup at 10:30 a.m.; Gene Poteat begins presentation at 11 a.m.; Cake-Cutting, Tributes, and Comments for Poteat at 11:45 to noon. Lunch served at noon; DNI James Clapper arrives to make special remarks to Poteat, Rogers, and members; HPSCI Chairman Rogers begins his presentation at 1:05 pm. Event closes at 2 p.m.
Morning and Afternoon programs are On The Record

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

EVENT LOCATION: The Crowne Plaza, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons Corner, VA
Driving directions here or use this link:
Register while space available. Register HERE

National Cryptologic Museum Foundation
16th General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium

15 October 2014

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Researchers - Writers - Speakers
NSA Call for Papers for 2015 Cryptologic History Symposium

The Center for Cryptologic History invites proposals for papers to be delivered at the Center’s biennial Symposium on Cryptologic History which will take place 22-23 October 2015.
The Symposium will be held at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, Maryland. Following the Symposium, on Saturday, October 24, participants will be given an opportunity to tour the National Cryptologic Museum and participate in a workshop on sources for research in cryptologic history.
Details are available in this PDF.



Twitter Sues FBI, DOJ to Release NSA Request Info. Twitter is suing the FBI and the Department of Justice to be able to release more information about government surveillance of its users.

The social media company filed a lawsuit Tuesday in a California federal court to publish its full "transparency report," which documents government requests for user information. Twitter Inc. published a surveillance report in July but couldn't include the exact number of national security requests it received because Internet companies are prohibited from disclosing that information, even if they didn't get any requests.

The San Francisco-based company said in a blog post that it believes it's entitled under the First Amendment to "respond to our users' concerns and to the statements of U.S. government officials by providing information about the scope of U.S. government surveillance."

The U.S. government has been able to access phone networks and high-speed Internet traffic for years to catch suspected criminals and terrorists. The FBI also started pushing technology companies like Google, Skype and others to guarantee access to their data streams and grab emails, video chats, pictures and more. It recently emerged that Yahoo was threatened with a daily fine of $250,000 by the U.S. government if it didn't comply with demands to give up information on its users. A secret 2007 lawsuit and subsequent appeal was ultimately unsuccessful, the company said last month after a federal judge ordered some material about the court challenge to be unsealed. [Read more: Ortutay/AP/7October2014]

Romania President Says PM was an Undercover Spy. Romania's outgoing President Traian Basescu has accused his bitter rival and likely successor, Prime Minister Victor Ponta, of serving as an undercover intelligence officer between 1997 and 2001.

Ponta dismissed the charge as "all lies".

The latest row between the two leaders has flared in the midst of a presidential election campaign, which Ponta is expected to win. Basescu, who has served two consecutive terms, cannot run again and has thrown his weight behind a right-wing ally.

"Victor Ponta must admit that he was an undercover officer of SIE (Romania's Foreign Intelligence Service), between 1997 and 2001," Basescu told private television channel Realitatea late on Monday. "This isn't a bomb, it is ... a reality which I am ready to prove." [Read more: Ilie/Reuters/14October2014]

Somalia: National Intelligence Service Seeking New Informants. As Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab group is losing the battle on the frontline in southern and central Somalia, National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) is keen to get new informants in a step towards tight security, largely in Mogadishu, Garowe Online reports.

Intelligence Boss-Abdirahman Mohamed Tuuryare- has disclosed on Thursday that they will reward those who cooperate with Intelligence agency and Police on siphoning of Al Shabaab activities.

"All jobless persons should track Al Shabaab activities, particularly football game players must report on Al Shabaab wherever they sight," said Tuuryare. "Security forces are not on every street but the residents take stroll in and around [Mogadishu]".

Continuing, he called on the ordinary residents to keep close vigil on terror suspects: "Suspects would be interrogated and you must closely work with intelligence officers and Police". [Read more: GaroweOnline/9October2014]

Hosting Confucius Institute a Bad Idea, Says Intelligence Veteran. There was no subtlety in Michel Juneau-Katsuya's tone when directly asking Canada's largest school district to give the boot to its controversial Confucius Institute. 

The former chief of Asia-Pacific for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Juneau-Katsuya has seen all too often in his several decades of service that China spares no effort in exerting its influence in other countries. 

No one disputes the value of teaching language and culture, the intelligence veteran told a Toronto District School Board (TDSB) committee on Oct. 1. But organizations like the Confucius Institute are similar to a Trojan horse, he said. 

"The Confucius Institutes do represent a threat for the Canadian government, do represent a threat to the Canadian public," Juneau-Katsuya told the TDSB committee. [Read more: Ghoreishi/EpochTimes/14October2014]

Russian Hackers Suspected of Kremlin Ties Used Windows Bug 'to Spy on West'. Russian hackers suspected of ties to the Kremlin have spied on the Ukrainian government, European Union, Nato and others through a previously unknown bug in Microsoft Windows, researchers say.

The cyber-threat intelligence firm iSight Partners said on Tuesday it had found a "zero-day vulnerability" - an unaddressed security breach - affecting almost all versions of the Windows operating system since the 2007 Vista. ISight notified Microsoft of the vulnerability before publishing its findings, and the software multinational said it would release an automatic update to fix it.

A group of hackers iSight called the Sandworm Team reportedly exploited this and other vulnerabilities from 2009 to steal diplomatic and intelligence documents, as well as data that could be used to penetrate further systems. The team targeted dozens of computers used by Nato, the Ukrainian and EU governments, French telecom firms, Polish energy firms and a US academic body, iSight said.

The hackers also targeted some of those attending GlobSec, a national security gathering in May attended by Nato's secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, and the prime ministers of Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. Many other entities could also have been targeted, iSight said. [Read more: Luhn/TheGuardian/14October2014]

NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg And His Top-Secret KGB Past. The newly-appointed Norwegian NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had ties with the KGB, the main Soviet security agency, under the code-name "Steklov" during the Cold War, according to former KGB officer Mikhail Butkov.

"In the early 1990's, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg had contacts with a Soviet Committee for State Security (KGB) officer, who established a file with personal and political information on Stoltenberg and gave him the code-name 'Steklov'," wrote the Norway Post on January 24, 2000, just a few months before Jens Stoltenberg took office as Prime Minister of Norway in March, 2000.

In seems that this episode from his past will haunt Jens Stoltenberg for years to come. Stoltenberg had been the Prime Minister of Norway in 2000-2001 and 2005-2013. He was appointed NATO's new chief in March 2014. Since then, rumors of his alleged KGB ties began to surface in the press.

Commenting on these rumors, Norwegian intelligence officials admitted that the KGB had made efforts to recruit Jens Stoltenberg in the early 1990s, but the attempts failed: Stoltenberg reported the incident to the Norwegian authorities, according to the Associated Press. [Read more: Blinova/RIANovosti/11October2014]

Probe of Silencers Leads to Web of Pentagon Secrets. The mysterious workings of a Pentagon office that oversees clandestine operations are unraveling in federal court, where a criminal investigation has exposed a secret weapons program entwined with allegations of a sweetheart contract, fake badges and trails of destroyed evidence.

Capping an investigation that began almost two years ago, separate trials are scheduled this month in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., for a civilian Navy intelligence official and a hot-rod auto mechanic from California who prosecutors allege conspired to manufacture an untraceable batch of automatic-rifle silencers.

The exact purpose of the silencers remains hazy, but court filings and pretrial testimony suggest they were part of a top-secret operation that would help arm guerrillas or commandos overseas.

The silencers - 349 of them - were ordered by a little-known Navy intelligence office at the Pentagon known as the Directorate for Plans, Policy, Oversight and Integration, according to charging documents. The directorate is composed of fewer than 10 civilian employees, most of them retired military personnel. [Read more: Whitlock/WashingtonPost/12October2014]

Air Force's Secret Mystery Space Plane May Land Today. For over two years, the Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane has been in Earth's orbit, as part of a top secret military mission.

That enigmatic mission comes to an end today, potentially, as the plane returns to Earth, landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Although the military won't confirm the landing date and time, reports state that the officials are shutting down air space around Vandenberg from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST today.

However, the exact time of landing depends on weather and visibility conditions. According to the latest weather reports, the day will be partly cloudy, which may affect landing.

"Team Vandenberg stands ready to implement safe landing operations for the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, the third time for this unique mission" says Col. Keith Baits, 30th Space Wing commander.

As with many military missions, the Air Force is staying tight-lipped about the robotic X-37B's mission in space, although the Air Force states that it is testing reusable spacecraft technology. [Read more: Burks/Geek/14October2014]


This Is How America's Spies Could Detect Lying in the Future. Polygraph-based lie detection technology remains the standard method of deceit spotting in the government. MRI-based lie detection systems are better, so long as you can get the person you are evaluating over to a huge neural imager and can afford $2,600 per scan. But what the national security community has long wanted is lie detection system that works in the field, can be deployed anywhere and can spot deceit on site and immediately, a polygraph encoded in software.

In February, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) announced a rather unique competition called INSTINCT, which stands for Investigating Novel Statistical Techniques to Identify Neurophysiological Correlates of Trustworthiness. The goal was to develop "innovative algorithms that can use data from one participant to accurately predict whether their partner will make trusting decisions and/or act in a trustworthy manner." 

On Thursday, the agency announced the winner of the contest, a project called JEDI MIND, which stands for Joint Estimation of Deception Intent via Multisource Integration of Neuropsychological Descriminators. The creators of the winning algorithm, Troy Lau and Scott Kuzdeba with BAE Systems, found that their system could predict trustworthiness 15 percent better than average (baseline analysis).

According to IARPA, the researchers "found that someone's heart rate and reaction time were among the most useful signals for predicting how likely their partner was to keep a promise." The methodology of the experiments has not yet been released. [Read more: Tucker/DefenseOne/10October2014]

The Gripping Story Of How A 14-Year-Old Girl Earned One Of The CIA's Highest Valor Awards. A 14-year-old girl became the youngest recipient of the CIA's second-highest award in the late 1960s, and she went on to become a successful intelligence officer in adulthood.

It's one of the many fascinating insights gleaned from newly declassified documents as a result of a FOIA lawsuit.

In May 1966, Maureen Devlin was living in the Congo with her parents - her father, Lawrence, was the CIA's station chief - amid civil war and general lawlessness in the capital of Kinshasa. One night, the family had a firsthand encounter with the turmoil.

Maureen was awakened by armed burglars in her bedroom as she pretended to sleep. As she kept up the ruse, the robbers stole a ring and bracelet from her hand, but it wasn't long before she woke.

From "The Youngest Intelligence Star" in the agency's "Studies in Intelligence" journal: [Read more: Szoldra/BusinessInsider/9October2014]

What's Up With North Korea's Kim? It's a Mystery to CIA. If any of the speculation about Kim Jong Un being in ill health - or worse - proves to be true, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency wouldn't be the first to know about it. No spy agency in the world would.

Theories about the young North Korean dictator's prolonged absence from public view have underscored the impossibility of penetrating the totalitarian regime's inner circles, according to former and current officials who have spied on the reclusive nation for the U.S. and South Korea.

Under the cult of personality that surrounds Kim's family, those around him must demonstrate absolute loyalty, making it almost impossible for intelligence agencies to cultivate human assets for insight. Information-gathering on the nuclear-armed regime instead relies on what can be gleaned from advanced satellite imagery or signals intelligence, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence sources and methods. 

"Even if China, South Korea and the U.S. could penetrate with air, human and military intelligence assets, they are able to get only marginal information about the country," David Maxwell, associate director of the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, said in a phone interview. "It's very, very difficult for us to know what Kim Jong Un is thinking, what he's doing, even where he is and even to gain insight into his intentions." [Read more: Yoon/BusinessWeek/9October2014]

The Long Walk Out of the Shadows for Britain's Spy Agencies. The country's spy agencies have had a slow journey in to the public domain and a spymaster conducting a press interview is a far cry from the days when officials would refuse to even acknowledge he existed.

The three agencies in the UK tasked with protecting national security are MI5 (the Security Service), MI6 (the Secret Intelligence Service) and GCHQ.

Whilst much of their work remains hidden and secretive, the last 20 years has witnessed a distinct attempt to bring them some way in from the shadows - including the first public confirmation of their existence. 

The history of British intelligence and spying on foreign enemies can be dated back to the 15th century when Thomas Cromwell ran secret agents in Europe on behalf of Henry VIII. [Read more: Whitehead/TheTelegraph/11October2014]

A Private Tour of the CIA's Incredible Museum. A chill wind whipped off the Warnow as a retired railroad worker shuffled through the streets of the port city of Rostock one winter night in 1956. He wore the drab clothes typical of East German residents. But when a second man appeared from the shadows, the elderly German revealed that he was wearing a pair of distinctive gold cuff links embossed with the helmet of the Greek goddess Athena and a small sword.

The second man wore an identical pair. Wordlessly, he handed the German a package of documents and retreated back into the shadows. The German caught a train for East Berlin, where he handed the package and the cuff links to a CIA courier. The courier smuggled them to the agency's base in West Berlin - to George Kisevalter, who was on his way to becoming a legendary CIA case officer.

The man who retreated back into the shadows was Lt. Col. Pyotr Semyonovich Popov, an officer of the GRU, the Soviet military intelligence agency. Three years earlier, Popov had dropped a note into an American diplomat's car in Vienna saying, "I am a Soviet officer. I wish to meet with an American officer with the object of offering certain services." He was the CIA's first Soviet mole, and Kisevalter was his handler. Popov became one of the CIA's most important sources through the 1950s, turning over a trove of Soviet military secrets that included biographical details on 258 of his fellow GRU officers.

It was Kisevalter who had decided on the cuff links as a recognition signal. He gave them to Popov before Moscow recalled the GRU officer in 1955, along with instructions: If Popov ever made it out of the USSR again and renewed contact with the CIA, whoever the agency sent to meet him would wear a matching set to establish his bona fides. [Read more: Wise/SmithsonianMagazine/October2014]

Declassified CIA Paper Reveals How The US Helped Stop An Iranian Sneak Attack On Saudi Oil Rigs In 1987. A recently disclosed CIA document suggests that the US military's around-the-clock satellite imagery analysis helped Saudi Arabia foil a planned Iranian attack on its offshore oil rigs in 1987.

An article titled "We Watched the Gulf," which appeared in Studies in Intelligence, the CIA's newly declassified internal journal, describes how the US upped its surveillance efforts in the region during a highly fraught moment in the Gulf region's recent history.

In the late 1980s, as the catastrophic Iran-Iraq war approached its end, the US military's Priority Exploration Group (PEG), which analysed images captured from space, was ordered to focus all of its attention on the Persian Gulf.

In October 1987, the US's increased surveillance in the region helped foil a plot that might have left parts of Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure in flames, with untold political and economic consequences during a time when Middle Eastern states had a veritable death-grip on world oil markets. [Read more: Bienaime&Rosen/BusinessInsider/8October2014]

Wolfe Brings the Cloud to the Intelligence Community. Doug Wolfe, the chief information officer of the Central Intelligence Agency, is a cloud pioneer. His job: Guide the development of cloud computing for the whole of the intelligence community, knock down barriers between silos of data and analysis, introduce speedy IT and software development to traditionally slow-moving organizations and help make the intelligence sector a beacon of innovation for the rest of government.

That might not be how his job description is written, but as the technology leader at the CIA, that's the mission he's embarked on.

The CIA's $600 million hosted cloud solution from Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently came online, after protests from the losing companies were settled. The system is available to provide services on demand to the 17 agencies of the intelligence community (IC), for which CIA is the executive agency responsible for providing services.

The solution - an air-gapped public cloud that uses wholly commercial technology provided by AWS - fulfills a vision set out in the IC's five-year Information Technology Enterprise (ITE) strategy published in 2012. [Read more: Robinson/GCN/14October2014]

Designing Intelligence. Jillian Wisniewski spent Thanksgiving 2009 at a U.S. Army base in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, with just weeks until the end of her deployment and return to the U.S.

Back then Wisniewski, now a student in the System Design and Management program at MIT, was an Army captain working in aviation intelligence. Her team was a motley crew, including an experienced soldier who had worked in armor, a recent college graduate who had studied criminology, and a helicopter pilot who contributed his programming skills to her intelligence section after he was grounded from flight due to migraines.

"We had very diverse skillsets, but we worked together like a well-oiled machine," she says.

The team practiced threat modeling and risk analysis - for example, figuring out the safest flight routes, operational times, and landing zones, with life-or-death ramifications. The team deployed in December 2008; within their first month, an American helicopter was downed in the Korengal Valley of northeastern Afghanistan.

Intelligence work was difficult. [Read more: Wener-Fligner/MITNews/8October2014]


Skyhook Concept Used by CIA for Extracting Agents in the Field from Abandoned Soviet Ice Station During the Cold War. I periodically get notifications sometimes from the CIA on their Facebook page. To those who may find that strange, be aware that the CIA has its own Facebook page.

In this particular case it was historical stuff, dealing with innovative "extraction" (and insertion) techniques used by special forces, spies and agents during the cold war (1950s).

Interestingly it confirmed what many of us had suspected already but dared not ask. Namely that the skyhook concept , popularized by such movies as Batman - the Dark Night and James Bond in Thunderball had its basis in historical fact, and was at least once used by the CIA to extract spies in the field.

It read: "Here's how Skyhook worked." [Read more: Tilford/GroundReport/11October2014]

What Former CIA Head Leon Panetta Says Now About Torture. More than a decade after CIA interrogators began using "enhanced interrogation techniques" on Al-Qaeda operatives, expert opinion remains sharply divided over the efficacy - and moral justification - for using torture on terrorists. Over the years, the facts have been clouded by movies and TV shows in which torture always works and by the justifications of officials who have a stake in defending it.

The latest authority to wade into the fray is former CIA director Leon Panetta, who arrived at the spy agency after waterboarding and other harsh methods had been banned but spent a good deal of his tenure straddling the conflicting demands of the White House and Senate Intelligence Committee on how to deal with the political fallout of those practices.

Early in the Obama administration, Panetta recounts in his new memoir, Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace, then-White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel reamed him out for agreeing to give Senate investigators access to documents on the Bush administration's use of torture techniques. "The president wants to know who the fuck authorized this release to the committees," Panetta quotes Emanuel demanding, slamming the table in a sulfurous, 2009 White House meeting.

Five years later, the struggle between the White House, CIA and Senate Intelligence Committee over the release of the latter's mammoth investigation into interrogation remains unresolved. Likewise, Panetta says he remains uncertain about the intelligence value of harsh interrogations. "No one shouted out [Osama] bin Laden's address when strapped to a waterboard," Panetta writes. "Rather, it was the slow accumulation of leads, one building up on the last, some extracted, unfortunately, after unsavory techniques were used," that enabled Navy SEALs to kill the elusive Al-Qaeda leader in May 2011. [Read more: Stein/Newsweek/9October2014]

Congress Scouring Every U.S. Spy Program. Congress has quietly begun reviewing every U.S. government intelligence collection program. It's got the potential to trigger the next big fight between The Hill and Obama's spies.

The $80 billion U.S. intelligence community is a notoriously hard target for the congressional committees charged with overseeing them. Because the programs they check are shrouded in state secrecy, Congress rarely comprehensively digs into the U.S. government's human espionage, cyber snooping, satellite imagery and wiretapping.

That may be changing. In April, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence assigned staff to a review of all U.S. intelligence programs, according to staffers on the committee. The staffers have already sent information requests to U.S. spy agencies and they expect to complete the review by next September, according to these staffers.

One senior staff member on the committee said the review intends to develop a "comprehensive list of all the collection programs from the U.S. intelligence community." [Read more: Lake/TheDailyBeast/10October2014]

Section IV - Jobs, Obituaries, and Upcoming Events


THE CITADEL's [Charleston, SC] Department of Criminal Justice is currently recruiting for four tenure-track or tenured appointments. These are open rank searches, with employment beginning in August 2015. We are interested in candidates who possess a Ph.D. and whose research interests fall within one of the following broad areas: homeland security, intelligence, criminal justice, and criminology. A Ph.D. is required. Candidates must be willing to offer courses in our undergraduate day program, evening undergraduate and graduate level programs. The J.D. is not an appropriate degree for this position. Salary is negotiable and competitive. Rank of hire, beginning salary, and possible consideration for tenure on appointment are contingent on credentials. The department offers a full range of courses in the undergraduate day program attended by approximately 2,000 members of the Corps of Cadets, an evening undergraduate bachelor’s degree program, and Graduate Certificates in Homeland Security and Intelligence Analysis. The availability of grants from The Citadel Foundation to support faculty research and development is an attractive feature of academic life at the college. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, candidates must submit the following: A cover letter describing relevant educational background, teaching and academic interests (including research specializations), a curriculum vitae, sample course syllabi and course evaluations (if available), sample of research and writing, official graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation.
All material should be sent to: Professor Sean Griffin, Chair, Criminal Justice Search Committee; Department of Criminal Justice; The Citadel; 171 Moultrie Street; Charleston, S. C. 29409. Tel: 843-953-0319; Fax 843-953-7085; e-mail: (
To learn more about the Citadel and our programs, visit the Citadel web page,

Application deadline: UNTIL FILLED. NOTE: “UNTIL FILLED” MEANS THAT APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED AND/OR A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED. The Citadel is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to multi-cultural diversity in campus and leadership positions. The beginning salary range for this position is: COMPETITIVE.

This listing was posted here on 2014 October 06.

Assistant Professor of Intelligence and National Security Studies - Coastal Carolina University

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Intelligence and National Security Studies beginning August 2015. Preference will be given to applicants with specializations related to intelligence analysis, with particular interests in terrorism, geospatial intelligence, and cyber security.  The ability to offer courses in intelligence collection management and open-source intelligence would also be of interest.  Prior professional work experience in the field of intelligence is welcome, but not required.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Political Science or other relevant field by the time of appointment.  The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the field, as well as support the continued growth and development of the Intelligence and National Security Studies program. Prior experience with distance learning would be beneficial.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Coastal enrolls more than 9,900 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective masters degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science.

Interested applicants should apply online at . Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, writing sample, and the names and contact information of three references. Also submit copies of transcripts and teaching evaluations (if available) online or directly to Coastal Carolina University, c/o Dr. Jonathan Smith, Search Committee Chair, Department of Politics and Geography, PO Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528. To ensure consideration, all materials should be received by October 31, 2014. For additional information, please contact Dr. Smith (, 843-349-6573) or Dr. Holley Tankersley, Chair of the Department of Politics & Geography (, 843-349-2949).

Coastal Carolina University is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and those with disabilities.


Daniel J. Donahue III. Daniel J. Donahue III, 67, who specialized in Operations work for the Central Intelligence Agency during his 40 years with the CIA, died of a glioblastoma brain tumor on October 7, 2014, at his home in McLean, Va. Mr. Donahue joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1977 after leaving active military duty as an officer in the US Army, where his assignments included Commander of two Special Forces "A" teams in Vietnam. He was with the 101 Airborne Rangers. During his years with the CIA, he served in numerous capacities including CIA Representative, Professor and Chair in National Intelligence at the US Naval War College and Senior Fellow on the US National Intelligence Council. Mr. Donahue graduated from West Point in 1968, subsequently earned an MBA in International Management. He was a graduate of the US National War College and also studied at Harvard University. He was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ where he graduated from St Peter's Prep in 1964. He was predeceased by his father, Daniel J. Donahue II. Surviving are his partner, HSH Princess Vudhichalerm Vudhijaya, McLean, VA; his mother Rose Donahue, Spring Lake, NJ; his sister, Donna R. Schrader and husband Ronald, Spring Lake, NJ. Also surviving are Daniel's Godchildren: Erin Moran and husband, Tim and children, Timothy and William; and Ronald Schrader, Jr. and wife, Katie and children, Emma Rose and James. Mr. Donahue's extended family includes Diana Sparrgrove and husband Brett and children, Sophia and Lily. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 11 at National Funeral Home, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA. Prayer service will be at 6:15 p.m. at National Funeral Home. On Wednesday, October 15th at 1:30 pm, a Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the US Military Academy, in the Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity, 699 Washington Road, West Point, NY. Interment will follow immediately at US Military Academy, West Point. The family would like to thank all the men and women of the CIA and military who served with Dan throughout his lifetime of service to this country. [WashingtonPost/9October2014]

Upcoming AFIO Events


Saturday, 18 October 2014, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter meets to hear Dr. John Park, Harvard University and MIT, on "Dealing with North Korea."

"Dealing with North Korea" will be the subject of guest speaker Dr. John Park at this meeting of the AFIO Maine Chapter. Park is an Adjunct Lecturer at Harvard University and a Research Associate at MIT. He was the 2012-2013 Stanton Nuclear Security Junior Faculty Fellow at MIT’s Security Studies Program. He previously worked at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.; and earlier in Goldman Sachs’ M&A Advisory Group in Hong Kong and the Boston Consulting Group’s Financial Services Practice in Seoul. Dr. Park has contributed to a number of books and publications on North Korea. His current research focuses on the North Korean regime’s accumulated learning in evading targeted sanctions. He received his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Cambridge University and completed his pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center.

The meeting, open to the public, will be held at the Brick Store Museum Program Center, 4 Dane St, Kennebunk, Maine. For information call: 207-967-4298.

Monday, 20 October 2014, 1000-1230 - Miami, FL - The AFIO Ted Shackley Miami-Dade Chapter hosts Lt Gen Patrick Hughes and a seminar on “Threat to the Homeland and US Interests Abroad – Addressing Growing Radicalization.”

The event is co-hosted by the Miami Police Department Intelligence Unit at a location in Miami, Florida, to be sent following formal RSVPs.

The principal speaker will be Lt. Gen Patrick Hughes, (US Army, Ret.), formerly Director, Defense Intelligence Agency. Lieutenant General Hughes was the first long‐term Assistant Secretary for Information and Analysis (Intelligence) at the stand‐up of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

A panel discussion around General Hughes’s remarks will include:
Major Jorge Martin, Miami Police Department
Matthew E. White, Director Global Security and Response. Helmerich & Payne, Oil and Gas.
Special Agent Ricardo R. Hernadez, FBI – Joint Terrorism Task Force
Larry Soriano, formerly Senior Civilian Intelligence Analyst, (J2) SOUTHCOM, and presently Managing Director, Intelligence, Hazelwood Street Consultants, LLC
This seminar is classified “For Official Use Only”, and is for a restricted audience. NO RECORDINGS PERMITTED.
Refreshments and a snack will be offered.
RSVP by 15 October 2014 for clearance purposes to Provide your full name, corporate or agency affiliation, AFIO National Membership Number (if a member), email, and a contact phone number.

8 November 2014, 1130 - Indian Harbour Beach, FL - The Florida Satellite Chapter presents its own Tyler Wasson on Al Qaeda's Network Threat.

The Florida Satellite Chapter presents its own Tyler Wasson. FSC member and recent Henley-Putnam University graduate with the degree of Master of Science in Intelligence Management will discuss his thesis “Al Qaeda’s Collective Network Threat.” Tyler’s work examines the threat posed by AQ’s collective network by reviewing the evolution of AQ’s network structure, evaluating AQ’s network collectiveness and breaking down its network capacity. 

A core, six affiliates and up to thirteen allied groups comprise the Al Qaeda (AQ) network.  The groups that comprise AQ are simultaneously independent and part of a collective network.  They often work together and benefit each other in both defensive and offensive actions that enable al Qaeda to conduct devastating attacks and sustain itself since 1988.  Despite efforts to remove AQ from safe havens, the AQ remnants counter by retreating, regrouping, and reconstituting once allied forces leave.  The collective network enables AQ groups to move into other safe havens, regroup, and sustain itself for over two and a half decades.  To prevent AQ from expanding in sanctuary and having the opportunity to attack the US homeland, this presentation will discuss recommendations on how best to mitigate the AQ threat.  Note: Time will be allocated for questions and answers.

Event location: Eau Gallie Yacht Club, 100 Datura Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
For reservations and further details, contact Barbara Keith, 1024 Osprey Drive, Melbourne, Florida 32940. Telephone: 321.777.5561,

Friday, 14 November 2014 - Tysons Corner, VA - US Representative Mike Rogers, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, addresses us as he leaves this important national security post, as does outgoing AFIO National President S. Eugene Poteat, former CIA S&T. DNI James Clapper will also speak at this final 2014 AFIO National Luncheon.

US Representative Mike Rogers, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence;
DNI James Clapper;
and Outgoing President Gene Poteat
will address our group at this final 2014 AFIO National Luncheon.

US Representative Mike Rogers, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, will frankly discuss the growing threats of ISIS/ISIL, Cyberwar, China, Iran, North Korea, and other challenges to the nation as he leaves this important national security post and ends his 14-year career in Washington.
Outgoing President Gene Poteat will speak on the just released revision of George O'Toole's Honorable Treachery: A History of US Intelligence, Espionage, and Covert Action from the American Revolution to the CIA [GroveAtlantic 2014], and of his more unusual or amusing CIA experiences, as he departs after 15 years leading AFIO;
and James R. Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, will stop in at this final 2014 AFIO National Luncheon.

Includes special ceremony for the retirement* of AFIO's president of 15 years, S. Eugene Poteat.

* 'retirement' - for both of these men (as with most other intel officials) means leaving one well-served post and heading to another.
'Kicking back' - not in their dictionaries.

Timing: Check-in for badge pickup at 10:30 a.m.; Gene Poteat begins presentation at 11 a.m.; Cake-Cutting, Tributes, and Comments for Poteat at 11:45 to noon. Lunch served at noon; DNI James Clapper arrives to make special remarks; HPSCI Chairman Rogers begins his presentation at 1:05 pm. Event closes at 2 p.m.
Morning and Afternoon programs are On The Record

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

EVENT LOCATION: The Crowne Plaza, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons Corner, VA
Driving directions here or use this link:
Register while space available. Register HERE

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Thursday, 20 Nov 2014, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO - The Rocky Mountain Chapter presents Robert Olislagers speak on“Terrorism and Intelligence sharing in the Air Domain.” 

Robert Olisalgers is returning from the Intelligence National Security Alliance Conference in DC and will be discussing Terrorism and Intelligence sharing in the Air Domain. 

This event will be held at The Inn at Palmer Divide, 443 S Highway 105 Palmer Lake, CO, Exit 161 westbound off I-25, West on Highway 105.  Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at

Monday, 8 December 2014, 5:30 - 8 pm - New York, NY - The AFIO NY Metro Chapter discusses "Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century."

Four Star General Eugene Habiger, USAF(Ret), former Commander in Chief US Strategic Command ( 35 years) was responsible for national security & nuclear operations. He also served 150 combat missions in Vietnam.
He will be discussing with us: Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century.
Location: Society of Illustrators building: 128 E 63rd St, NYC.
Time: Registration 5:30 PM, Meeting Start 6:00 PM
Cost: $50/person Payable at the door only, cash or check
Buffet dinner following talk/Q&A. Cash bar.
Register: Registration strongly suggested, not required. Contact Jerry Goodwin 646-717-3776 Email:

Other Upcoming Events

15 October 2014 - Laurel, MD - National Cryptologic Museum Foundation [NCMF] 16th General Membership Meeting and Annual Symposium

"Effects of Internet, Social Media, & Open Source Data on Intelligence Analysis" - Alex Borhani, FBI Cyber Division and Martin Petersen, former CIA
"The Aftermath of the Snowden Disclosures" - John "Chris" Inglis, Chair for Cyber Studies, US Naval Academy
Invited Guest Speaker: Richard Ledgett, NSA Deputy Director.

Location: John Hopkins APL - Kossiakoff Auditorium

Registration/Check-In for the program begins at 0800. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Speaker presentations are from 0900-1500. A detailed tentative agenda is available here.

The fee for members is $25 and the guest fee is $50 (including a one-year guest membership). Please register online here or send a check made out to the NCMF to P.O. Box 1682, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-9998.

Friday, 17 October 2014, 1pm - 4pm - Washington, DC - Meet A Spy: Sandy Grimes at the International Spy Museum

Be at at the International Spy Museum Store and “Meet A Spy” – uncover the world of espionage and intelligence from people who practiced professionally.

Meet the woman who helped capture Aldrich Ames - the infamous CIA officer turned traitor! Sandy Grimes is a longtime veteran of the CIA’s clandestine service, and along with her co-worker Jeanne Vertefeuille was at the forefront of a small group assigned the mission of exposing Aldrich Ames.

Tickets: Free! No registration required. Visit

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 4:30 PM - Washington, DC - Robert Anders' Winning Paktika: Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan discussed at the Institute of World Politics

"We can win the war without killing a single person."

This is the story of the Wolfhounds in 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company through the eyes of a young platoon leader. He details their adventures on the frontier in a little-known dangerous place called Paktika Province, centrally located along Afghanistan's volatile border with Pakistan. It is the story of ordinary men, cast into a treacherous and unfamiliar world with the mission to destroy the enemy's sanctuary, not just the enemy. It is the story of triumph and failure, elation and frustration through a hard-fought struggle with their identity as infantrymen, evolving from trained tactical killers to strategic nation builders in their quest to win Paktika.

Author Rob Anders was beginning his senior year at the United States Military Academy at West Point on 9/11. Rob and his men deployed to Afghanistan in early 2004, facing a complex and confusing war. In addition to his responsibility of executing tactical level orders with his platoon, he also served as a primary liaison to the highest ranking Afghan leaders in Paktika Province where he had a close-up account of life in the trenches as well as the operational and strategic tectonics of the battlefield.
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
For Parking, consult this map.
RSVP: Register here or contact with any questions.

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 6:30pm - 7pm - Washington DC - Burned with Valerie Plame: Exclusive! - at the International Spy Museum

“A smart, sexy action hero, a kind of James Bond with high heels, short skirts and a Glock in her purse.”—Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post

Valerie Plame has put her hard-won intelligence experience expertly to work with her latest spy thriller Burned. Vanessa Piersen, the hero of Valerie Plame’s thriller series, is a CIA Ops Officer that Plame describes as a “younger, smarter version of me.” Plame and her co-author Sarah Lovett left Piersen with plenty of unfinished business in their first book Blowback. Now Piersen is tangled in an even more desperate scenario when an explosion in Paris sets off an international manhunt to prevent all-out war. Join Plame as she launches her new thriller and shares how her CIA career including assignments in counterproliferation operations enables her to create a fast-paced and believable version of the global wilderness of mirrors.

Tickets: $10. Visit

Friday, 24 October 2014, 1pm - 4pm - Washington, DC - Meet A Spy: Peter Earnest at the International Spy Museum

Be at at the International Spy Museum Store and “Meet A Spy” – uncover the world of espionage and intelligence from people who practiced professionally.

Peter Earnest is the founding executive director of the Spy Museum and a 36-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He served 25 years as a case officer in its Clandestine Service, primarily in Europe and the Middle East where he ran a wide range of intelligence collection and covert action operations. He was the former President, and later the Chairman, of AFIO.

Tickets: Free! No registration required. Visit

Saturday, 25 October 2014 - Washington, DC - The 2014 William J. Donovan Award® Dinner by The OSS Society

Hold the date. Details to follow in coming months.

Monday, 27 October 2014, 12pm - 2pm - Washington, DC - Breaking Good? The Burglary that Exposed the FBI's Secret Surveillance Program at the International Spy Museum

“The break-in at the FBI offices in Media, Pennsylvania changed history.” – Frederick A. O. Schwarz, Jr., former Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate’s Church Committee investigating America’s intelligence agencies

More than four decades ago, under the cover of night, a group of eight individuals infiltrated an FBI office outside of Philadelphia and walked out with more than 1,000 documents, revealing closely guarded secrets—many about the FBI’s extensive surveillance programs. News of the burglary made the front page of The Washington Post, and although the incident itself faded from the headlines and was later overshadowed by Watergate and the Pentagon Papers, the publication of these sensitive documents altered the workings of the intelligence community. Now the author of that front-page story, journalist Betty Medsger, has returned to the headlines by revealing the burglars’ identities for the first time in her tell-all account, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI. Be at for a conversation with Medsger, two of the burglars John and Bonnie Raines, and former FBI special agent Dr. Ray Batvinis who served during the tumultuous years following the break-in and who has studied it closely since then, for an in-depth look at an event that altered domestic intelligence gathering for decades to follow.

Tickets: $12. Visit

3-4 November 2014 - Lexington, VA - The Enduring Legacy: Leadership and National Security Affairs During the Ronald Reagan Era

Virginia Military Institute presents this 2-day conference on “The Enduring Legacy: Leadership and National Security Affairs during the Ronald Reagan Era” bringing together scholars and national security professionals to discuss strategy, policy, and leadership during the Reagan administration.

It features a keynote address by former NATO commander Admiral James Stavridis, USN (ret.), and a dinner presentation by former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union Jack F. Matlock, Jr.

In addition, seven panels of historians and former Reagan administration officials will examine aspects of the Reagan presidency—and the connections between the Cold War and contemporary national security affairs. Panel topics will include:
•The Leadership of Ronald Reagan
•The Organization and Function of the National Security Establishment
•The Soviet Union and the United States
•Reagan and World: The Americas
•Reagan and the World: The Middle East and Africa
•Reagan and the World: The Great Powers
•The Reagan Legacy

Panelists to include Mr. Lou Cannon, author of President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime, Dr. Archie Brown of Oxford University, Dr. Beth Fischer of the University of Toronto, Dr. Kyle Longley of Arizona State University, Dr. James Graham Wilson of the Department of State, Dr. Ronald Granieri of the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Dr. David Crist of The Joint Staff.
Fees: Attendee Rates Regular Rates (August 16 - October 17) $245; Late Rates (From October 18) $310. Full-Time Students - $65. (Registration rates include all conference sessions and meals, and coffee service throughout.)


Tuesday, 04 November 2014, 12pm - Washington, DC - Michael Warner on The Rise and Fall of Intelligence: An International Security History at the International Spy Museum

Book Signing: In his sweeping history of the development of professional, institutionalized intelligence Michael Warner examines the implications of the fall of the state monopoly on espionage today and beyond. As a historian for the Department of Defense and formerly for the Central Intelligence Agency and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Warner is uniquely qualified to discuss the birth of professional intelligence in Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century and the subsequent rise of US intelligence during the Cold War, as well as how intelligence agencies used the struggle against terrorism and the digital revolution to improve capabilities in the 2000s. Join Warner as he examines how states and other entities use intelligence to create, exploit, and protect secret advantages against others, and how technological advancement and ideological competition drive intelligence. Learn how this technology along with sociopolitical changes has led to the loss by larger states of their monopoly on intelligence skills and capabilities, making it possible for private organizations and even individuals to unearth secrets and influence global events.

Tickets: Free! No registration required. Visit

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 4:30pm - Washington, DC - "Iran's Strategic Penetration of Latin America" by editor Joseph Humire, at the Institute of World Politics

In recent years, significant attention has focused upon the Islamic Republic of Iran's nuclear ambitions, and the threat they pose to the United States and the West. Far less well understood, however, has been the phenomenon of Iran's regional advance in America's own hemisphere-an intrusion that has both foreign policy and national security implications for the United States and its allies. In this collection, noted specialists and regional experts examine the various facets of Iran's contemporary presence in Central and South America, and detail what the Islamic Republic's growing geopolitical footprint south of the U.S. border signifies, both for Iran and for the United States.

While serving as the Director of Institute Relations at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, Joseph Humire began developing the Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS) network by running programs around the world focused on promoting security and defense issues to the global free market community. In 2012, SFS spun-off from Atlas into its new home at the International Freedom Educational Center, where Mr. Humire now serves as the Executive Director.

Mr. Humire is an eight-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps having served combat tours in Iraq and Liberia, as well as taking part in the first multinational training exercise in Latin America and the Caribbean. After leaving the U.S. military, Mr. Humire studied Economics at George Mason University, which is renowned for the quality of its economic scholars. Mr. Humire's blend of military experience coupled with his free market education offers a unique perspective to global security issues, as he focuses on the nexus between security, defense and economic freedom.

As a rising star in the U.S. foreign policy and national security community, Mr. Humire has testified before the U.S. Congress and the Canadian Parliament on issues related to regional security in the Western Hemisphere. Moreover, Mr. Humire has published in Fox News, the Miami Herald and the Washington Times and has a regular column in the Huffington Post. He has featured scholarly articles in the Small Wars Journal and the Journal of International Security Affairs and appears regularly on major Spanish-language broadcasts throughout the hemisphere, to include CNN Español, Sun News Network (Canada), Nuestra Tele Noticias NTN-24 (Colombia), Ahora con Oscar Haza on Mega TV (Miami), and the Foro Inter-Americano of Voice of America (Washington D.C.).

In the private sector, Mr. Humire is the co-founder of the Cordoba Group International LLC, a strategic consulting firm that offers premier research and analytical services to U.S. and international clients, and is the co-editor of the forthcoming book Iran's Strategic Penetration of Latin America published by Lexington Books in 2014

Event location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036.
For Parking, consult this map.
RSVP: Register here or contact with any questions.

Saturday, 8 November 2014, 6:45 p.m. - Henderson, NV - The Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame honors four Inductees including a former CIA Official, John Parangosky.

The Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame has selected four individuals this year for induction. These individuals all have contributed significantly to aviation history and, in one case, U.S. National Security. That individual is: John Parangosky (a.k.a. Thomas P. McIninch) inducted for having brought to fruition some of the world's most sophisticated aerial and space-based technical intelligence collection systems from the mid-1950s through the mid-1970s. In the mid-1950s, Parangosky joined the CIA's highly classified IDEALIST program management, where he participated in all aspects of the U-2's development, flight testing at Groom Lake and early deployments. Parangosky was the CIA�s OXCART program executive officer and program manager, overseeing the A-12's first test flight at Groom Lake on April 30, 1962, its operational certification in November 1965, and deployment overseas as part of operation BLACK SHIELD. In 1967, in recognition of his per-formance and contributions to the A-12 Program, Parangosky received the Distinguished Intelli-gence Medal, one of the CIA's highest awards.
The induction dinner is being held at The Landings Restaurant, Henderson Executive Airport, 3500 Executive Terminal Dr. A no-host social begins at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 6:45 p.m. The induction program begins at 7:30 p.m.
TO REGISTER: Advance reservations and payment must be received by Oct. 31. Cost is $75 per person; dress is business casual. The public is invited but seating is limited; corporate tables are available.

For reservations and payment, contact Robert Friedrichs, Director NVAHOF Director: 702-791-3536; e-mail:  or Patrick Newcomb, NVAHOF Secretary, 702.592.3766,

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