AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #30-15 dated 4 August 2015

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Coming Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming AFIO Events

Other Upcoming Events

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A Century of Cryptology

Theme of the 2015 Cryptologic History Symposium
22-23 October 2015

Registration now open

The Center for Cryptologic History invites you to attend the Center’s biennial Symposium on Cryptologic History which will take place October 22-23, 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. The Symposium is an occasion for historians to gather for reflection and debate on relevant and important topics from the cryptologic past. Regular participants include historians from the Center for Cryptologic History, the Intelligence Community, the defense establishment, the military services, distinguished scholars from American and foreign academic institutions, veterans of the cryptologic profession, graduate and undergraduate students, and the interested public. Past symposia have featured scholarship that set out new ways to consider our cryptologic heritage, and this one will be no exception. The conference will provide many opportunities to interact with leading historians and other distinguished experts. The mix of practitioners, scholars, and interested observers always guarantees a lively debate promoting an enhanced appreciation for past events.

Event Location: Johns Hopkins APL Kossiakoff Auditorium - 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723-6099 PDF of the Symposium Agenda is here. One of the speakers will be AFIO's president emeritus, Gene Poteat.

In addition to the two-day symposium, on Saturday, October 24, participants will have an opportunity to tour the National Cryptologic Museum and participate in a workshop in the NCM Library from 1000-1130 on sources for research in cryptologic history. Bring your research and questions. Sign up to attend this workshop at Registration on the 22nd or 23rd. Also on Saturday at the NCM from 1000-1130 - visit the NCM's Magic Room for "Museum History and Treasures" (no sign-up required).

As we mark the centenary years of World War I (1914–1918), when so many significant advancements occurred in the field of cryptology, we will also examine the impact cryptologists made throughout the twentieth century, especially during such periods as World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War, the War in Vietnam, and the post-Cold War era. The Symposium will also include panels that look at the foundations of cryptology before the “Great War.” We welcome submissions from those who are new to the field and those who have presented at previous symposiums.

The Symposium is a prestigious program of the NSA's Center for Cryptologic History that showcases speakers who are recognized as cryptologic authorities from around the world. The theme and agenda topics for the Symposium always attract the interest of scholars, professionals, and the public. Since 2003, the Foundation (NCMF) has teamed with the CCH to help stage this exciting bi-annual event that attracts international attention from academia and the Intelligence Community.

Registration per person: $70/day. Full-time student rate: $35/day (please bring student ID to Symposium)

REGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY 19 OCTOBER. Unfortunately, we will not be able to make any refunds after 19 October.

Fee includes daily lunch, plus morning and afternoon refreshments. Shuttle bus service will be available from the lower level parking lot. For special accommodations or dietary needs, please contact history@nsa.gov.

Register on-line here or mail your registration form (download a PDF of the form) with payment to: National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF) POB 1682, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755. Make checks payable to: NCMF.

For registration assistance call (301) 688-5436. For symposium information call (301) 688-2336.


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SPECIAL Announcements

THANK YOU SSCI Chairman Burr

July 26, 2015 has been declared
"United States Intelligence Professionals Day"
in a bipartisan resolution sponsored by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
passed by Congress.

Here is AFIO and CIRA's joint thank you letter to
the leaders of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence


The CIRA-AFIO Conference is about to leave Harbor.
Will you be with us for one or both days?

August 10 is last day for event-rate rooms at Sheraton Tysons Hotel.

CIRA (Central Intelligence Retirees Association) and
AFIO (Association of Former Intelligence Officers) joint conference and 40th Anniversary Celebration
25-26 August 2015.

Confirmed speakers: CIA Director John Brennan; Dean Boyd, Director of CIA Office of Public Affairs; Bill Harlow and Joseph DeTrani, former Directors of OPA; Winston Wiley, former DDI; Scott White, former EXDIR; Michael Sulick, former Director, National Clandestine Service; John Sano, former DD/National Clandestine Service; Fred Turco, former D/Information Operations Center; Robert Wallace, former Director, Office of Technical Services; George Jameson, former senior counsel in Office of General Counsel; David Robarge, Senior Historian, Center for Study of Intelligence; Toni Hiley, Director and Curator, CIA Museum; and CIRA President Charles Campbell and AFIO President James Hughes, both, former National Clandestine Service.

Day One - Tuesday, 25 August: This celebration coincides with the next CIA Annuitant Reunion on 25 August where many CIRA and AFIO members, who are CIA retirees, will be in attendance.
AFIO and CIRA members who are CIA annuitants and who retired on an even year, have been invited directly by CIA and should sign up for that day when the CIA invitation arrives in your inbox. Annuitants of odd years who wish to attend may register through the links below.
RESTRICTION: To attend Day One at CIA you need to have been an employee, at some time, of any member agency of the Intelligence Community (or are now currently with, or retired from, one of those agencies). A spouse accompanying you may attend without prior IC employment. Restriction does not apply to Day Two.

Day Two - Wednesday, 26 August: The conference greatly expands and delves into other topics on Day Two at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel, with many CIA, CIRA, AFIO, and other IC speakers and panelists.

Luncheon keynote address by

Stephen Grey, UK Journalist/Reuters, author
of newly released, and highly praised...
The New Spymasters: Inside the Modern World of Espionage
from the Cold War to the Global War on Terror
. Ends with Q&A

“Throughout, The New Spymasters stays true to its remit, prioritizing and analyzing the human factor involved in intelligence gathering. Ultimately, Grey argues, for all the advances of and reliance upon technology, the man on the rock is as relevant as ever. Human intelligence is not the dying art it has been reckoned by some to be. For as long as the age-old motivations that fuel them endure, there will continue to be both a need and a role for the secret agent.” -- forthcoming review in Journal of International Security Affairs

This second day ends with a "Spies in Black Ties" Anniversary Reception and Awards Banquet.

Invitation Letter to Members

pdf is attached Tentative Agenda updated 04 August

To apply securely online, use form here.

To print-and-mail a pdf is attached registration form, access it here.

If you have questions, contact afio@afio.com


Austin, Texas CIA Document-Release Event
AFIO Members and Guests Invited

Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 1 - 4:30 pm CT - Austin, TX - “The President’s Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to the First Customer” is title of this CIA Release of the first Declassified Collection of President’s Daily Briefs (PDBs) Reports Delivered During Kennedy, Johnson Administrations

CIA_LogoAFIO members are invited to attend this no-fee CIA document release event on the PDB being held in Austin, Texas. Almost 2,500 previously classified CIA documents will be released on Wednesday, September 16 at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas at a public symposium entitled The President’s Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to the First Customer. CIA director John O. Brennan will present the event’s keynote speech.

The President’s Daily Brief (PDB) contains the highest level intelligence analysis of key national security issues and concerns of the President. Only the President, the Vice President, and a select group of Cabinet-level officials designated by the President receive the briefing, which historian Christopher Andrew has described as the world’s “smallest circulation, most highly classified, and–in some respects—best informed daily newspaper.”

This release, the first in a series of declassified PDB releases, highlights the role of the PDB in foreign and national security policy making.The collection includes the President’s Intelligence Checklists (PICLs)—which preceded the PDB—published from June 1961 to November 1964, and the PDBs published from December 1964 through the end of the Johnson’s term in January 1969. The documents can be viewed online here: URL TK.

Invited Speakers:John O. Brennan, Director, CIA; David Robarge, Chief Historian, CIA; Peter Clement, former PDB briefer; David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States; Michael S. Rogers, Director, NSA

LOCATION: The symposium will be held at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, 2313 Red River Stt, Austin, TX.

RSVPs: To attend this no-fee event, please wait for further instructions which will be announced here when available.

The collection to be released above on the PDB was put together as part of the CIA’s Historical Review Program, which identifies, reviews, and declassifies documents on historically significant events or topics. Previous releases can be seen here.


 


Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Egyptian Military Wants Russian Intelligence Tracking System. Egyptian special forces want to acquire a Russian intelligence system that can track enemy coordinates through radiolocation and satellite navigation systems, according to the press service for Russia's Central Military District, Russian outlet Sputnik News reported Monday. The news came after a group representing the Egyptian military attended a counterterrorism training session in Russia.

"We watched the Strelets intelligence system in operation... We liked the system, and we would like to have it at our forces' disposal," the head of an Egyptian delegation said, according to Sputnik. The intelligence system known as Strelets has been used for air defense in Russian helicopters, according to Aviation Week. The counterterrorism training session in Russia featured about 1,200 soldiers and 400 pieces of military equipment.

Meanwhile, Egypt has begun to receive parts of a $1.3 billion aid package from the United States as talks between the two nations were restarted amid increased extremist activity in the Sinai Peninsula. The US delivered eight F-16 fighter jets to the Egyptian military last week to help its fight against terrorist activity, most notably against groups that have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. Seventeen Egyptian soldiers and 100 Islamic State group militants died in one particularly bloody battle in early July, according to the BBC.

"The F-16s provide a valuable capability that is needed during these times of regional instability," said US Army Maj. Gen. Charles Hooper, the US Embassy's senior defense official in Cairo, in a statement Thursday. "America’s commitment to a strong relationship with Egypt is demonstrated by continued cooperation and capability-sharing between our two countries. Extremists threaten regional security, and these weapon systems provide a new tool to help Egypt fight terrorism." [Read more: Marcin/InternationalBusinessTimes/3August2015]

US Intelligence Assessment Focuses on Cockpit Activities of MH370. A preliminary assessment by US intelligence agencies, produced in the wake of the MH370 disaster, suggested it was likely someone in the cockpit deliberately caused the aircraft's movements to go off course before the Malaysian airliner disappeared.

Two US officials briefed on the matter said the assessment, which was not intended for public release, was prepared months ago and was solely based on available satellite and other evidence, and not based on more detailed findings by investigators. Another government official said the assessment is the most current view of US officials based on what is known so far about the plane's fate.

The intelligence assessment falls short of establishing any firm conclusions of what happened to MH370. But it could renew focus on the two pilots, or perhaps someone else, in the aircraft's cockpit. CNN reported earlier this year that US intelligence was leaning towards deliberate acts being behind the plane's erratic flight, but not that intelligence had reached a conclusion.

The FBI and NTSB provided assistance to Malaysian investigators leading the the probe into the airliner's disappearance. The airliner's crew has been the focus of attention since the mysterious disappearance, but no proof has emerged indicating they intended to destroy the plane. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies from numerous countries examined the plane's manifest of crew and passengers and found no significant information to suggest anyone on board posed an obvious threat. [Read more: Perez/CNN/2August2015]

Burundi's Ex-Intelligence Chief Shot and Killed, Spokesman Says. A Burundi general who was a key security ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Bujumbura, a presidential spokesman said.

Gen. Adolphe Nshimirimana, the president's senior adviser on security matters, was killed when men in a car shot at him and his bodyguards in the Kamenge neighborhood, Willy Nyamitwe told The Associated Press Sunday.

The attackers also lobbed a grenade into Nshimirimana's vehicle, he said. The general was taken from the car and later died from his wounds, said Nyamitwe.

The killing is likely to stoke tensions in Burundi, which has been wracked by violence since April when Nkurunziza sought a third term in office. Nkurunziza's bid to extend his time in power sparked frequent street protests in Bujumbura that were violently repressed by authorities. More than 100 people died in the unrest, and more than 100,000 people have fled the country fearing further violence. [Read more: AP/3August2015]

Amid Military Expansion, Russian Navy Acquires Spy Ship With Advanced Capabilities. A new and ultramodern spy ship, is ready for service and has been delivered to the Russian Navy, according to media reports published Tuesday. The reconnaissance vessel, the Yuri Ivanov, has been more than a decade in the making and is reportedly capable of gathering intelligence on missile defense systems. It is a part of Project 18280, which is expected to eventually produce a total of four medium intelligence ships.

The Yuri Ivanov was delivered to the Russian Navy in Kaliningrad as part of a ceremony marking Russia's Navy Day, at the end of July. Russian President Vladimir Putin was in attendance, the news agency Pravda reported.

It is designed to "conduct electronic warfare" as well as "radio and electronic intelligence," among other tasks, Anatoly Shlemov, the head of Defense Procurement and Acquisition at Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation, told the news agency RIA Novosti in July.

The largest ship of its class, the Yuri Ivanov is 95 meters long, with a displacement of approximately 4,000 tons, and has a range of 8,000 nautical miles while traveling at 16 knots. It has a crew of 120 and is equipped with equipment to conduct electronic intelligence surveillance by tracking radio signals and determining their origins. [Read more: Whitman/InternationalBusinessTimes/4August2015]

Army, CIA Satisfied Nazi Spy Information Request. The Army and CIA satisfied their obligations under the FOIA by releasing thousands of pages about a Nazi general turned US spy, the DC Circuit ruled.

"Removing the cloak from the cloak-and-dagger business of spying can be a lengthy and arduous process," wrote US Circuit Judge Patricia Ann Miller at the beginning of a 38-page opinion.

Beginning in the 1970s, journalist Carl Oglesby "relentlessly pursued" the story of Gen. Reinhard Gehlen, Hitler's senior military intelligence officer on the Eastern Front, who became a double agent for the US.

The Eastern Front in World War II was the theater of conflict between the Axis powers and the Soviet Union. The battles that took place there between June 1941 and May 1945, are widely considered elements of the largest military conflict in history. [Read more: Bouboushian/CourthouseNewsService/3August2015]

Russia Expels Swedish Diplomat, Says It's Tit-for-Tat Move. Russia has expelled a Swedish diplomat in what it describes as a response to a similar Swedish move, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

The move is a retaliatory measure to the "unfriendly action" against a Russian diplomat in Stockholm, the ministry said in a statement. It didn't identify either diplomat or give any further details.

The ministry added that "Stockholm bears full responsibility for the consequences of this provocation."

Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman Johan Tegel confirmed that Russian authorities informed Stockholm that a member of staff at its embassy in Moscow must leave Russia. [Read more: AP/4August2015]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Does Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard Have $1 Million Waiting in a Swiss Bank Account? If past reports are true, convicted spy Jonathan Pollard could have about $1 million waiting for him in a Swiss bank account when he is released from federal prison on parole in November. Pollard, whose release was announced on Tuesday, has served nearly 30 years for supplying the Israeli government with classified US intelligence documents. 

Pollard's new problem: how to get to the cash, and when. According to multiple past reports based on the statements of United States investigators, Israeli intelligence paid Pollard $50,000 by the time he was arrested in 1985, on top of lavish gifts, and promised to deposit $30,000 a year for him in a secret Swiss bank account. The original 10-year deal could have amounted to as much as $540,000, officials said when he went to jail. But if the Israelis continued the payments to their captured spy - a common practice of major espionage agencies the world over - then Pollard could be in line for a $1 million payday, or more.

News of Pollard claiming such a reward, however, could touch off a firestorm in the already rocky relations between the US and Israel. [Read more: Stein/Newsweek/28July2015]

Spy Software Gets a Second Life on Wall Street. Spies are infiltrating Wall Street.

A wave of companies with ties to the intelligence community is winning over the world of finance, with banks and hedge funds putting the firms' terrorist-tracking tools to work rooting out employee misconduct before it leads to fines or worse.

"Both Wall Street and the intelligence world want the same thing: to find unknown unknowns in the data," said Roger Hockenberry, the former chief technology officer of the Central Intelligence Agency's clandestine services and now a partner at the consulting firm Cognitio Corp. in Washington.

"Financial firms aren't looking for terrorists, but good customers and attempts at fraud," he said. [Read more: Hope/WallStreetJournal/2August2015]

14 Ways Spy Movies Are Nothing Like Real Life. While seeing the absolutely entertaining Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation this weekend, you may find yourself asking some questions: Are all real-life spies as handsome as Tom Cruise? Is it really possible to create a convincing disguise in minutes? What would happen if an actual intelligence officer threw protocol out the window and jumped onto a plane just as it took off? In an effort to answer these questions, we reached out to Dr. Vince Houghton, the historian and curator at the International Spy Museum, who dispelled some of the most common movie-spy myths while providing interesting information about the real-life Ethan Hunts of the world. [Read more: Miller/VanityFair/31July2015]

5 Things to Know about Artificial Intelligence and its Use. In the sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, the wonders and dangers of artificial intelligence are embodied in a beautiful, cunning android named Ava. She puts her electronic smarts to work with frightening results, manipulating and outwitting her human handlers.

Just how far off in the future is a robot like the fictional Ava? And how worried should we be about warnings issued Tuesday that artificial intelligence could be used to build weapons with minds of their own?

Five things to know about artificial intelligence: [Read more: Lardner/AP/28July2015]

What Happened to Capitol Hill 'Conspirators' in the FBI's 2010 Russian Spy Case. The story is something out of a Cold War thriller, with a Capitol Hill twist. Buried cash, "deep cover" spying, "brush passes" at train stations to exchange bags of money, all ending with a US-Russia spy swap on a Vienna airport runway.

Russian intelligence called it the "Illegals program" - an ambitious multiyear spy operation carried out by at least 11 deep cover Russian agents in the US that all came crashing down five years ago this summer. Two of those spies, a married couple with children, lived in Seattle as early as 2004 and left in 2009.

They lived on Capitol Hill.

Known in the US as Michael Zottoli and Patricia Mills, the couple lived relatively quiet lives. He purported to be from Yonkers, New York while she claimed to be Canadian. Their spycraft never drew any suspicion from neighbors or their landlord at 424 Belmont Ave E. [Read more: Cohen/CapitolHillSeattle/31July2015]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Why Is the US Releasing Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard? The White House denies it's freeing Jonathan Pollard as a salve to Israelis angry at the Iran deal, but the timing is curious - and ex-counterintelligence officials are against the move.

"It is difficult for me, even in the so-called 'year of the spy,' to conceive of a greater harm to the national security than that caused by the defendant in view of the breadth, the critical importance to the US, and the high sensitivity of the information he sold to Israel."

Thus spoke US Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger in 1986 in a still largely classified declaration, more or less sealing the life sentence handed down to Jonathan Pollard, a former analyst at the US Navy's Anti-Terrorist Alert Center who over a 17-month period in the mid-1980s passed along enough classified intelligence to Israel to fill, by his own admission, a 6-by-6-by-10-foot room.

After decades of trying in vain to get out of jail, Pollard will be released on November 20 after serving 29 years in a federal prison. The timing, coming so soon after the US helped ink an arms control agreement with Iran, has raised eyebrows not least because anonymous US officials told The Wall Street Journal last week that the Obama administration was planning to release Pollard as a salve to Israel to try to convince the Jewish state to tone down or abandon its fierce criticism of the Iran deal. [Read more: Weiss/TheDailyBeast/29July2015]

A New Age of Espionage. Cyber-cafes were once a favoured tool of Western intelligence and security agencies. They were inconspicuous, cheap to establish and highly effective. Set up near an international summit buzzing with targets, or close to a mosque favoured by Islamist extremists, these facilities allowed their masters to monitor browsing habits, obtain targets' logins and passwords, and plant spyware for future use. This was legal: consent was buried in the terms and conditions which users clicked on without reading. And in a neat twist, security-conscious people trying to avoid using their own computers favoured such places. Some would hop between cafés, unaware that all the convenient ones were run by the authorities.

Not any more. Edward Snowden, a fugitive former contractor for America's National Security Agency (NSA) now living in Moscow, revealed the use of cyber-cafés to spy on the G20 summit in London in 2009. Now people are wary. In many countries the cyber-cafés have been closed. The staff who ran them have had to be moved (and in some cases given costly new identities). As a result, keeping track of terrorism suspects is now harder, spooks say.

The episode highlights one of the most important trends in modern intelligence work. Collecting electronic information is generally getting easier. It is hard to lead a completely non-digital life, and any activity using computers and networks creates openings for the watchers. An e-mail is as easy to read as a postcard for anyone with modest technical skills. With a few tweaks, mobile phones become tracking beacons and bugging devices. Most people readily trade private information for convenience. And hacking into computers can yield vast amounts of intelligence.

A lot of spying, however, has become trickier. It is much more difficult for intelligence officers to maintain secrecy and create fake identities. And high expectations of privacy, especially in the digital realm, mean that in many countries the work of intelligence and security agencies arouses outrage, not gratitude. [Read more: TheEconomist/1August2015]


Section IV - Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events

AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

Saturday, 8 August 2015, 11am - 3pm - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting with John Caulfield, "Intelligence and the Department of State."

Our speaker that we disappointed in May, Mr. John Caulfield, is willing and eager to speak to us this time, and I am sure it'll prove most interesting -- not often we hear about the intelligence efforts of the Department of State. Mr. John P. Caulfield, retired American career diplomat who managed some of the most complex relations in Latin America for the United States, most recently as Chief of the US Interests Section in Havana, Cuba. There he negotiated pragmatic agreements on immigration, environmental protection, civil aviation, and cultural affairs. He also supported the aspirations of ordinary Cubans for political rights and economic opportunities in a difficult environment.
Event location: Country Club of Orange Park.
Please RSVP to Quiel Begonia at qbegonia@comcast.net or call him ASAP at (904) 545-9549. Remember, spouses and interested friends or potential members are cordially invited. Cost for the luncheon is $24, pay the club.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - MacDill AFB, Florida - The AFIO Suncoast Chapter hosts Karl D. Klicker, EdD, speaking on the Islamic State.

Dr. Karl Klicker is a retired Marine Corps Intelligence Officer, currently employed by Jacobs Technology as Principal Strategist supporting US Special Operations Command. He has served on psychological operations, civil affairs, interagency task force and strategic planning teams.
Klicker is the author of Indoc: Ideology, Propaganda and Conflict in the Corps and al-Qaida, a study of internal cultural tensions within the Marine Corps, the roots of division in the Sunni and Shi’a camps; the social psychology of recruiting for war; and the ongoing conflict between radical Islamists and America’s armed forces.

LOCATION: MacDill AFB Surf’s Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Blvd, MacDill AFB, FL 33621. Please RSVP by 15 August to the Chapter Secretary for yourself and include the names and email addresses of any guests. Email or call Michael Shapiro at sectysuncoastafio@att.net. 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.

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 1 pm - Los Angeles, CA - AFIO-LA Chapter hears from Lt. Freeman, USCG, on activities of the USCG Operations Center

Event is open to members who are US citizen, only. Meeting takes place at the US Coast Guard Los Angeles Air Station following a tour of the Operations Center, Lt. Freeman will run through an operations brief as well as a static display of the MH-65D Dolphin's capabilities. The space for this meeting is limited to 20. Please RSVP to attend this event. When confirmed you will be given instructions on accessing the location.
Interest, questions, and registration to AFIO_LA@Yahoo.com

25 - 26 August 2015 - McLean, VA - CIRA and AFIO's 40th Anniversary Conference and Celebration
CIRA (Central Intelligence Retirees Association) and AFIO (Association of Former Intelligence Officers) are holding a joint conference and celebration of our 40th anniversaries on 25-26 August 2015.
Day One - Tuesday, 25 August: This celebration coincides with the next CIA Annuitant Reunion on 25 August where many CIRA and AFIO members, who are CIA retirees, will be in attendance.
AFIO and CIRA members who are CIA annuitants and who retired on an even year, have been invited directly by CIA and should sign up for that day when the CIA invitation arrives in your inbox. Annuitants of odd years who wish to attend may register through the links below.
RESTRICTION: To attend Day One at CIA you need to have been an employee, at some time, of any member agency of the Intelligence Community (or are now currently with, or retired from, one of those agencies). A spouse accompanying you may attend regardless of no prior IC employment. Restriction does not apply to Day Two.
Day Two - Wednesday, 26 August: The conference expands and continues on Day Two at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel, with many CIA, CIRA, AFIO, and other IC speakers and panelists. This second day ends with a "Spies in Black Ties" Anniversary Reception and Awards Banquet.

Confirmed speakers: CIA Director John Brennan; Dean Boyd, Director of CIA Office of Public Affairs; Bill Harlow and Joseph DeTrani, former Directors of OPA; Winston Wiley, former DDI; Scott White, former EXDIR; Michael Sulick, former Director, National Clandestine Service; John Sano, former DD/National Clandestine Service; Fred Turco, former D/Information Operations Center; Robert Wallace, former Director, Office of Technical Services; George Jameson, former senior counsel in Office of General Counsel; David Robarge, Senior Historian, Center for Study of Intelligence; Toni Hiley, Director and Curator, CIA Museum; and CIRA President Charles Campbell and AFIO President James Hughes, both, former National Clandestine Service.

Invitation Letter to Members

pdf is attached Tentative Agenda updated 4 August

To apply securely online, use form here.

To print-and-mail a pdf is attached registration form, open it here.

Space at this special event is limited.

If you have questions, contact afio@afio.com

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 11 a.m. - Albuquerque, NM - The AFIO New Mexico Chapter meets to hear Eric Burkhart

Mr. Eric Burkhart is a retired CIA Officer living in Texas, where there is—remarkably—no AFIO Chapter. Texas’ void is our gain, as Mr. Burkhart has volunteered to travel here to speak to our group in September. Fortunately, Mr. Burkhart recently retired following a successful career as a CIA Case Officer. He spent most of his career in war zones, including Iraq, Kosovo, and various locations in Africa. He will discuss his book about his experiences and career. The book, just published, is Mukhabarat, Baby! Mortars, WMD, Mayhem and Other - Memoirs of a Wartime Spy - A CIA Spy Memoir available at here.
Location: “The Egg & I”, 6909 Menaul Blvd (just East of Louisiana)
Registrations to Pete Bostwick (505) 898-2649 foreigndevil@yahoo.com or to Mike Ford (505) 294-6133 Secpro39@yahoo.com

Saturday 12 September 2015 - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hears a speaker from the American Security Council Foundation

Brigadier General Donald B. Smith, Chairman of the Board of the American Security Council Foundation will be on hand to address us on the history of the American Security Council and the ASCF with emphasis on the Step Up America Program, "The Call to Good Citizenship". The American Security Council Foundation (ASCF) was formed in 1958, and was originally known as the Institute for American Strategy. For almost 50 years the Foundation has focused on a wide range of educational programs which address critical challenges to U.S foreign policy, national security and the global economy.

Location: Indian River Colony Club, 1936 Freedom Drive, Melbourne, FL 32962, 12 noon.

Reservations Required: contact contact FSC Chapter President at afiofsc@afio.com.

Monday 28 September 2015, 6:30 - 8 p.m. - New York, NY - AFIO Metro NY Chapter hears former FBI Special Agent Edward M. Stroz on "Impact of Edward Snowden on US Security and Cyber Warfare."

Speaker Edward Stroz, former FBI, now with the NYC-based firm of Stroz Friedberg, a global leader in investigations, intelligence, and risk management. Topic and registration details to follow in coming weeks. He will speak on Edward Snowden - His impact on American security and cyber warfare. Mr. Stroz will speak about why information security is such a vexing goal and how insider threats are being addressed today.
Stronz was a Special Agent for the FBI before founding Stroz Friedberg in 2000. He is an expert on electronic evidence and investigations, internet extortions, denial of service attacks, computer hacking, insider abuse, theft of trade secrets, electronic discovery matters, and regularly provides expert testimony on these matters. Mr. Stroz pioneered the use of behavioral science in investigations to gain insights about intent and state-of-mind of computer users. He has supervised hundreds of forensic assignments in assisting corporate clients, trial counsel, individuals, and has conducted security assessments for major public and private entities. While at the Bureau, Stroz was responsible for the formation of the FBI’s Computer Crime Squad in New York City, where he supervised investigations involving computer intrusions, denial of service attacks, illegal Internet wiretapping, fraud, and violations of intellectual property rights, including trade secrets.
Location: Society of Illustrators building, 128 E 63rd St, between Park Ave and Lexington Ave.
COST: $50/person Cash or check, payable at the door only. Dinner to follow talk & Q&A. Cash bar. RESERVATIONS: Strongly suggested, not required, Email Jerry Goodwin afiometro@gmail.com or phone 646-717-3776.


Other Upcoming Events

Friday, 25 September 2015, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Annie Jacobsen - The Pentagon's Brain. An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency at the International Spy Museum

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the radical force behind the nation's most revolutionary, high-tech military initiatives over the past half century. To write the first definitive history of the world's most powerful and productive military science agency, bestselling author Annie Jacobsen tracked down DARPA scientists, past and present, including current neuroscientists building an artificial brain, cell biologists working on limb regeneration, and even the Nobel Laureate who invented the laser. From conflict-tested science experiments, like Agent Orange and electronic barriers on the battlefield during Vietnam, to War on Terror insect drones, smart rockets, camera-filled war zones and advanced computer programs, she tracks DARPA from its Cold War inception to present day research controversies. Jacobsen will share her journey to the heart of the military-industrial complex-a place where science fiction and military science meet-and will reveal a future that is fascinating and potentially frightening.
Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, noon - Washington, DC - Jason Hanson - Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life at the International Spy Museum

Jason Hanson is a former CIA officer, security specialist, and recent successful contestant of ABC's reality show Shark Tank. Jason teaches everyday citizens to defend themselves at his Spy Escape and Evasion school. He has been interviewed by major media outlets for his security expertise, including The Wall Street Journal, Fox News and The Huffington Post. He currently lives in Cedar City, Utah, with his family.

When Jason Hanson joined the CIA in 2003, he never imagined that the same tactics he used as a CIA officer for counter intelligence, surveillance, and protecting agency personnel would prove to be essential in everyday civilian life.

In addition to escaping handcuffs, picking locks, and spotting when someone is telling a lie, he can improvise a self-defense weapon, pack a perfect emergency kit, and even disappear off the grid if necessary. He has also honed his "positive awareness"--a heightened sense of his surroundings that allows him to spot suspicious and potentially dangerous behavior--on the street, in a taxi, at the airport, when dining out, or in any other situation.

In this engaging book, Hanson shares this know-how with readers, revealing how to: prevent home invasions, carjackings, muggings, and other violent crimes; run counter-surveillance and avoid becoming a soft target; recognize common scams at home and abroad; become a human lie detector in any setting; gain peace of mind by being prepared for anything instead of uninformed or afraid.

With the skill of a trained operative and the relatability of a suburban dad, Hanson brings his top-level training to everyday Americans in this must-have guide to staying safe in an increasingly dangerous world.
Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 7-10 pm - Washington, DC - Dinner with a Spy - An Evening with Jon Monett at the International Spy Museum

A passion for developing and using cutting edge technology has taken Jon Monett from Cold War warrior to successful entrepreneur to 21st century philanthropist. Monett served more than 26 years at the CIA in the Office of Technical Services (OTS), initially as a technical operations specialist and ultimately becoming responsible for managing the CIA’s technical activity worldwide. OTS is where technological innovations are launched and operationally deployed―not just where gadgets are made, but where the stuff of science fiction becomes reality.

When he retired, Monett started the global security consulting and intelligence advisory services company Telemus Solutions. After selling Telemus he wanted to use his technological background to support wounded warriors; in 2008 he established Quality of Life Plus at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California to foster and generate innovations to aid and improve the quality of life of those injured in the line of duty. At this gathering, International Spy Museum Executive Director Peter Earnest will lead a conversation with Monett about the technological advances in intelligence operations that he’s been involved with, and cover everything from Monett’s days participating in technical operations to his thoughts on cyber-terrorism and his current philanthropic application of fostering innovation. You will be one of only twelve guests at nopa Kitchen+Bar for this three-course dinner.
Tickets: $300* includes hors d’oeuvres and three-course dinner with wines. Reservations can be made atwww.spymuseum.org

14 October 2015, 6 - 9 pm - Arlington, VA - Silver Anniversary Gala and Chancellor's Dinner by Institute of World Politics

Since its founding, IWP has grown into the nation's premier graduate school dedicated to developing leaders with a sound understanding of international realities and the ethical conduct of statecraft, based on knowledge and appreciation of the founding principles of the American political economy and the Western moral tradition.
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202
Sponsorship & Tickets: For information on sponsorship opportunities and ticket purchases, please contact Jennifer Giglio at 202.462.2101 ext. 312 or jgiglio@iwp.edu.
Accommodations: A limited room block held at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City is available at the rate of $269 per night.
To make your reservation, please click here. Input the Arrival Date, Departure Date and Group Code: WPGWPGA.
To make your reservation, by phone, please call 1.800.241.3333. Reference the Group Name: The Institute of World Politics
Schedule of Events: 6:00 pm Cocktail Reception, 7:00 pm Dinner and Program
Keynote Speaker: Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, USA (Ret.), 18th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
Entertainment: Keni Thomas, Award winning Nashville singer-song writer and a decorated combat veteran with the elite 75th Ranger Regiment special operations unit.
Attire: Black Tie or Military Dress Equivalent
Guests: An estimated 500 guests will gather to celebrate 25 years of The Institute of World Politics' accomplishments and inspire the next generation of leaders. The event will bring together national and international civic and business leaders, members of Congress, and IWP supporters to reflect on the work of the Institute.
Questions to Jennifer E. Giglio at JGiglio@iwp.edu.


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