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Post-Event Report from 16 September document-release
On September 16, 2015, the Agency released roughly 2,500 previously classified President’s Daily Briefs (PDBs) from the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson administrations at a public symposium at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, TX, entitled The President’s Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to the First Customer. This 40-page color booklet describes the documents and the PDB process during this period. Click on the image of the PDB at left to view a PDF version of the LBJ Library program booklet.
The PDB contains intelligence analysis on key national security issues for the President and other senior policymakers. Only the President, the Vice President, and a select group of officials designated by the President receive the briefing, which represents the Intelligence Community’s best insights on issues the President must confront when dealing with threats as well as opportunities related to our national security.
For several years, CIA information management officers have worked with their counterparts at the National Security Council and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on the review and declassification of these documents. Roughly 80 percent of the collection has been declassified and is being made available to the public.
This collection was assembled 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 viewed at: http://www.foia.cia.gov/historical-collections.
Post-event reading, in addition to the released PDBs, is the second edition (2012) book by John Helgerson of the PDBs:
AFIO and President James Hughes were thanked at the reception for our support of this document release event:
Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Lockheed Unveils 'TR-X' as Next-Generation U-2. Lockheed Martin this week revealed its Skunk Works proposal for a next-generation U-2 spy plane, a tactical reconnaissance aircraft called "TR-X."
As the Air Force looks to retire Lockheed's U-2 Dragon Lady in 2019, the company has come up with a next-generation replacement, Scott Winstead, strategic business manager for the U-2 program, told reporters on Monday at the Air Force Association's annual conference. Lockheed is still shaping the capabilities of TR-X, a high-altitude aircraft that is designed to conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions for decades to come.
TR-X will look very much like the U-2, taking advantage of the spy plane's General Electric F118 engine and with a similar modular payload capability. The concept is for a low-observable aircraft designed to fly at 70,000 feet, Winstead said.
Lockheed is looking into increased power and cooling to accommodate new sensors, electronic warfare suites, and a more advanced communications system with the ability to communicate with both fourth and fifth-generation fighter jets, Winstead said. The plane will comply with the Air Force's Open Mission Systems standards to keep up with technology advances, and may even employ offensive and defensive laser weapons in future. [Read more: Seligman/DefenseNews/16October2015]
CIA Official and CU Alum Outlines Future of Agency. The Central Intelligence Agency's deputy director, David Cohen, highlighted some key aspects of the agency's future to a packed hall Thursday at Cornell University, his alma mater.
In his lecture, "The Future of the CIA," Cohen highlighted three elements that will be central for the agency moving forward: human espionage, the creation of a new entity that focuses on the cyber and digital domain, and a diverse workforce.
CIA analysts see "a world that is more unstable than it has been for several decades," Cohen said.
In the past three years, there have been more outbreaks of instability than there have been since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cohen said. He also cited the UN's recent announcement that the number of refugees and internally displaced persons is the highest it has been since the end of World War II. [Read more: O'Connor/IthacaJournal/18September2015]
Russian Ex-Intelligence Employee Gets 14 Years in Prison for Sending Job Letter to Sweden. A Russian radio engineer who once worked for military intelligence was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Monday for seeking work with a Swedish company.
The trial of Gennady Kravtsov comes amid numerous and diverse treason and spying cases, emphasizing the Russian government's increasing suspicion of ties with foreigners. Across Russia, 15 people were convicted of treason last year, nearly four times as many as the year before, Russian Supreme Court data show.
Kravtsov worked for Russia's GRU from 1990 to 2005 as a radio engineer in satellite intelligence. For five years after he quit, he was barred from taking certain security jobs because of the sensitive nature of the work. When that period was up, he sent a letter to a Swedish company he had found online. He was arrested four years later.
Prosecutors claimed Kravtsov revealed his job description as well as information about the military capability of an out-of-date radio surveillance system. [Read more: Vasilyeva/AP/21September2015]
Lebanese Army Intelligence Chief's Term Extended Six Months: Report. Military Intelligence chief Brig. Gen. Edmond Fadel will maintain his post after he was called from reserve to active military duty following the end of his extended term, a media report said on Sunday.
"Defense Minister Samir Moqbel has signed a decree summoning Fadel from reserve in line with the army chief's proposal," LBCI television reported.
"He will remain in his post for another six months," the TV network said.
"The decree has been sent to the Army Command and it will be officially announced tomorrow, Monday," it added. [Read more: Naharnet/21September2015]
Russian Spies 'May Have Killed Supergrass' Alexander Perepilichnyy, Inquest Hears. The Russian state security service may have been involved in the death of a fraud whistleblower in Britain three years ago, an inquest has heard.
Alexander Perepilichnyy, 44, died after collapsing while running near his Surrey home in November 2012. His death was originally attributed to natural causes, but traces of a chemical that can be found in the poisonous plant gelsemium elegans were later found in his stomach.
Lawyers for financial firm Hermitage Capital Management, who previously claimed Perepilichnyy could have been deliberately killed for helping it uncover a multimillion-dollar fraud involving Russian officials, told a pre-inquest hearing the Federal'naya Sluzhba Bezopasnosti or FSB internal security service may be involved.
As the hearing in Woking briefly discussed the scope of the inquiry and whether it should include UK deaths of other prominent Russians, Geoffrey Robertson QC, representing Hermitage, told Senior Surrey Coroner Richard Travers: "We will not be seeking to put forward any evidence that is irrelevant. [Read more: TheTelegraph/21September2015]
DSEI 2015: UK Military Intelligence Chief Seeks Help on 'Big Data'. A top UK military intelligence officer has called for help from industry to solve a data overload beyond the capability of the current organisation and information technology (IT) of the country's Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Speaking at DSEI on 16 September, Major General James Hockenhull, director of cyber intelligence and intelligence infrastructure at the UK's Joint Forces Command (JFC), expressed frustration at the current capabilities of the military's intelligence analysis organisation.
"So many of our operations start in [an intelligence] vacuum," he said. "I tired of being a slow learner."
He revealed that the British military did not set up a computerised intelligence database in Afghanistan until 2009 - three years after UK combat operations had begun in earnest - and that additional intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) systems that came on line in 2010 had to be integrated "on the hoof" because they had been bought as stand-alone systems. [Read more: Ripley/IHSJanes/18September2015]
Embezzlement at Slovakian Military Intelligence Service to Be Re-Examined. General Prosecutor Jaromír Čiznár will be asked to reopen the already closed case of embezzlement involving the Military Intelligence Service (VSS) which allegedly took place during the rule of the first Robert Fico government (2006-10).
The motion will be submitted by non-governmental organisation Via Iuris.
"The suspicions of embezzlement point to the fact that the ‘classification regime' may create an alibi for non-transparent handling of state property," said Zuzana Čaputová, a lawyer cooperating with Via Iuris, as quoted by the Sme daily which broke the story in 2013.
She added that the development of the case and investigation results deserve a closer look. [Read more: SlovakSpectator/22September2015]
Dominic Grieve Named Chairman of British
Intelligence and Security Committee. Dominic Grieve, the former Conservative attorney general, has been appointed as the chair of the British parliament’s intelligence and security committee.
Recent reforms mean that the ISC can appoint its own chair, though it can only vote for someone who has already been nominated by the prime minister.
One of the first tasks of the newly assembled committee is likely to involve scrutinising the use of unmanned RAF aerial drones to kill British jihadis on a "kill list" drawn up by senior ministers on the UK national security council.
The appointment puts in place an MP who has not shirked from criticism of government policy under David Cameron, warning that opting out of the European court of human rights would have devastating consequences for the UK. [Read more: Quinn/TheGuardian/15September2015]
FTCC Wants to Add Degree in Intelligence. As companies and government agencies have greater need for cyber security, Fayetteville Technical Community College hopes to help prepare future experts in the field.
The college's board of trustees voted Monday to pursue a new associate degree program in intelligence studies.
The program is just one way the college is "trying to serve our customers, our community," said Bill Griffin, associate vice president for curriculum programs.
The program is designed for students who are currently or who wish to be employed as military, civilian, or corporate intelligence specialists. [Read more: Rentz/FayettevilleObserver/21September2015]
Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE
John Brennan Fast Facts. Here is a look at the life of John Brennan, director of the CIA.
Birth date: September 22, 1955. [Read more: CNN/14September2015]
170 Letters From CIA Double Agent Aldrich Ames Go up for Auction at Lion Heart Autographs. Lion Heart Autographs, for nearly forty years an internationally recognized dealer of autographs and manuscripts focusing on art, history, literature, music and science, has announced the auction of more than 170 letters from the notorious spy Aldrich Ames and over 115 autographs and documents from important moments in history. Joining the previously announced auction of rare Titanic artifacts from Lifeboat No.1, this collection of autographs and historical documents offer an exceptional glimpse into historical events largely hidden from public view.
The live auction will begin at 12:00 Noon EST on September 30, 2015 through the www.invaluable.com and www.eBayliveauctions.com online bidding platforms with other bidding opportunities on www.auctionzip.com, France's www.lefigaro.fr and China's www.epailive.com. This is a no-buyer's-premium auction.
CIA double agent Aldrich Ames, considered by most espionage experts a traitor of historic significance, spied for and collaborated with the Soviet Union and Russia for nine years until his arrest in 1994. The highest paid turncoat in American history, Ames compromised the greatest number of CIA intelligence assets ever. As a high-ranking expert in the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) Soviet/East European Division, Ames had access to highly classified information and became one of the Soviet Union's most successful double agents; his activities led to the execution of at least 10 Russians secretly serving the interests of the United States and the compromising of 100 clandestine operations.
With content that could have been lifted from a Hollywood movie script, the archive of more than 170 handwritten letters signed by Ames from Pennsylvania's high security Allenwood Penitentiary where he continues to serve a life sentence, offers an insightful look into the mind of an American turncoat prepared to sell out his country for cash. The letters are written to his sister Nancy Ames Everly and signed "Rick" often with a smiley face. [Read more: OPMedia/15September2015] [Editor: Of special note are the comments Ames made when propagandist-filmmaker Oliver Stone sought to do a film portraying Ames; Ames was offended to be associated with Stone and refused to respond. Even traitors like Ames recognized lower life forms feeding on the bottom.]
President's Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to Kennedy and Johnson. On September 16, 2015, the Agency released roughly 2,500 previously classified President's Daily Briefs (PDBs) from the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson administrations at a public symposium at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, TX, entitled The President's Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to the First Customer. This 40-page color booklet describes the documents and the PDB process during this period.
The PDB contains intelligence analysis on key national security issues for the President and other senior policymakers. Only the President, the Vice President, and a select group of officials designated by the President receive the briefing, which represents the Intelligence Community's best insights on issues the President must confront when dealing with threats as well as opportunities related to our national security.
For several years, CIA information management officers have worked with their counterparts at the National Security Council and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on the review and declassification of these documents. Roughly 80 percent of the collection has been declassified and is being made available to the public.
For a complete recap of the event, view the press release and Director Brennan's remarks. See links and announcement in the top right hand column of this issue of the WINs. [Read more: CIA.gov/16September2015]
Gambia's Intelligence Agent-Turned-Defector
Speaks Out. Just past 10 p.m. one night in November 2012, Bakary was pushed into a cell deep inside the headquarters of Gambia's dreaded National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The cell was so notorious it had its own name: bambadinka - "the crocodile hole." There was almost no air in the tiny, mosquito-infested black space, and six thick padlocks made escape impossible.
Bambadinka was the very worst cell in the entire NIA complex - a fact which, as a senior intelligence official himself, Bakary knew only too well. "It was at this point that I started to think I might die," he told Human Rights Watch.
Bakary's journey from intelligence agent to suspected traitor to political refugee began when he was recruited by a family member as an informant, straight from high school. He rose up the ranks to become a senior figure in the NIA and only left more than a decade later, following brutality he witnessed in the aftermath of a 2006 coup attempt.
"I'd seen bad things before, but suddenly I was seeing real torture," recalls Bakary (not his real name). "One woman was beaten so badly she wet herself in fear. I can still remember her screams." [Read more: Hancock/AllAfrica/16September2015]
Behind the Ousting of Algeria' Secretive Spy Chief 'General Toufik'. The dismissal of Algeria's secretive head of intelligence, Mohamed Mediene, is one of the biggest political shake-ups in the North African country's recent memory.
Known by his alias "General Toufik", the 76-year-old is said to be one of the longest-serving secret service chiefs in the world.
Trained by the Soviet KGB in the 1960s, he oversaw Algeria's Intelligence and Security Directorate (DRS) for 25 years.
It makes President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's 16 years at the helm pale in comparison. [Read more: Jawad/BBC/16September2015]
Hackers Launch Balloon Probe into the Stratosphere to Spy on Drones. For governments seeking to hide controversial programs from their citizens, there are few better directions to transmit secret military and espionage communications than straight up. Unlike here on earth, no pesky amateur radio eavesdroppers or curious hackers monitor the open sky between ground control and a drone - not to mention between that drone and its communication satellite perched miles higher up.
One small crew of hackers is trying to pierce that stratospheric secrecy zone with a high-altitude flying - or at least floating - machine of their own. The three members of a socially motivated movement of technologists known as Critical Engineering have developed and begun testing an "aerospace probe" they call the Deep Sweep. The invention, described in their own detailed writeup, is a 1-foot-diameter acrylic orb packed with radio equipment and attached to a 8.2-foot diameter helium-filled weather balloon. As it floats up more than 15 miles into the earth's atmosphere, the probe's antennae are designed to record a wide range of radio data to be analyzed when the probe is recovered hours or days later. The project's goal: to pioneer a new form of public, crowd-sourced data collection for tracking the communications of a secret layer of government sky machines - drones, satellites and high-altitude planes.
"The core point of the project is to build a low-cost platform for high-altitude signals intelligence for the rest of us," says Julian Oliver, a Berlin-based artist and hacker who launched the project along with fellow creators Bengt Sjöle and Danja Vasiliev. "It's about creating an interface to read the signals in the skies above us, to understand what's going on up there." [Read more: Greenberg/Wired/21September2015]
Section III - COMMENTARY
UK Spy Agencies Face Ever-Shifting Threats. The day after a lone Islamist gunman murdered 30 Britons in the Tunisian beach resort of Sousse, Alex Younger, the new chief of the UK's Secret Intelligence Service, wrote to his staff setting out the challenges they faced.
Ten years of relative success in keeping Britain free of terrorist attack was a remarkable record, he said, but the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, had brought new threats. Sousse - the worst terrorist attack against UK citizens since the London bombings of 2005 - was a terrible reminder of that.
SIS, better known as MI6, is not alone in its concerns: officials in Whitehall say all three of Britain's intelligence agencies face significant hurdles in dealing with a growing and evolving terrorism threat and advances in technology. Britain's spies are keeping up with terrorists, they say - but only just.
As the government considers its options for its five-year strategic defence and security review this autumn, the work of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ will be at the forefront. In a speech in July, David Cameron, prime minister, spelt out his view of the UK's security challenge. Intelligence, he said, was at its centre. [Read more if you have prepaid access: Jones/FinancialTimes/21September2015 - sorry, but story is now locked behind FT paywall]
Intelligence: Death by Cellphone Camera. For intelligence experts cell phones and social networks are the best of assets and the also something of a curse. This was seen recently as more Russian troops and heavy weapons began showing up in Syria. At first the Russians tried to deny it, but they were done in by their own troops posting (on Russian social networks) photos of their presence in (and travel to) Syria. The Russian censors got most of those posts removed but not before they were seen by Western media and intelligence agencies and filed away. All this was good news for the Western intel people and bad news for their Russian counterparts. This sort of thing has been going on for over a decade and despite increasingly strenuous efforts to get the troops to be discreet there are always enough who disobey to give the real or potential enemy what they are looking for.
All this is yet another side effect of cellphone cameras, which have become a major source of military intelligence and this is especially true with counter-terrorism operations. For example in mid-2015 the United States revealed how a picture an Islamic terrorist took of himself with his cellphone (a selfie) revealed the location of an ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) headquarters, which was promptly bombed. Such incidents are more common with poorly trained irregulars, but even well trained troops have problems with "cellphone discipline." This problem is a 21st century one and it has been getting worse.
Incorporating cameras into cell phones first showed up in 2000 and the practice quickly spread. This proved to be very popular and as such phones became cheaper, and their cameras more capable military intelligence agencies warned that troops were taking a lot of pictures, especially when in combat zones and making those photos public. This was leading to a lot of pictures going public that could reveal military secrets. Efforts to ban troop use of cellphones in combat zones or inside classified areas had some success, but that only reduced the flood of useful (to intelligence experts) cellphone photos. It has proved nearly impossible to eliminate the problem. [Read more: StrategyPage/16September2015]
Section IV - Careers, Obituaries, and Upcoming Events
Assistant/Associate Professor – Intelligence Analysis Program
James Madison University (JMU) seeks applicants for an innovative new faculty position focused on data visualization that will help prepare students as analysts in both in private and public sectors, as well as government agencies, through its Bachelor’s Degree Program in Intelligence Analysis (IA). This will be a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level (both depending upon the candidate’s qualifications) and will reside within the larger Department of Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT), an interdisciplinary, dynamic, and highly collaborative academic unit that is home to the IA program, along with the BS programs in Geographic Science and Integrated Science & Technology, and the Masters in Environmental Management and Sustainability.
The position is full-time, with a focus on student-centered teaching, scholarship, and service. The typical teaching load is 3 courses per semester, and includes primary responsibility for the program’s data visualization course, as well as helping develop (and teach) more advanced course offerings in GIS and other data visualization methods. In addition to excellence as an undergraduate teacher, the position requires an active program of scholarly activity that enriches the program and provides research experiences for undergraduates. The position requires either a Ph.D. in a relevant academic discipline, or a Masters degree and substantial professional experience in the field. Expertise using intelligence analysis tools such as Analyst's Notebook, Palantir, Semantica Pro, and GIS is desired. Strong candidates showing exceptional promise in other areas of application will also be considered. The position also involves serving as an active spokesperson for the IA program to external constituencies and helping to develop a potential new certification program in geospatial intelligence.
The IA program, a rapidly growing program in its ninth year, prepares a new generation of versatile, multidisciplinary analysts to work on future challenges in business, national security, and society. The program emphasizes methodology and synthesizes: critical and creative thinking methods; technological tools for data collection, visualization, and analysis; contextual understanding of an issue’s political, economic, social, and technological context; and strong communicative and professional skills to support decision-making. Graduates are well positioned for careers in the public or the private sector and have secured positions as analysts at major consulting firms, US intelligence agencies, defense contractors, within the military, and in law enforcement.
JMU is a comprehensive university, with an enrollment of approximately 18,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students, located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, approximately 2 hours from Washington, D.C., Richmond and Roanoke. JMU is regarded as one of the finest universities in the nation and has been cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university and as one of the nation's top 35 universities for undergraduate research. James Madison University is committed to enhancing campus diversity and creating a more inclusive and diverse institution.
Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2015; the search will remain open until the position is filled. Required application materials include: 1) a cover letter that explains how the candidate fits the position requirements; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching and/or training experience and philosophy; and 4) contact information for at least three professional references. If available, evidence of potential as a teacher, such as teaching evaluations, should be attached as “Optional Other Document 2” on the JMU site (below)
Application materials must be submitted online through JMU's application system: https://joblink.jmu.edu/. To apply for the position, refer to posting number 049628. Salary shall be commensurate with experience. Questions can be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Michael Deaton, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Madison University is committed to a diverse and inclusive community and to maintaining a work and educational environment that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.
Ronald Joseph Phillips Sr. Ronald Joseph Phillips, age 77, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on Thursday, September 17, 2015.
Mr. Phillips was born in Washington, DC on December 23, 1937 to the late Pete and Ollie Sue Phillips. He proudly served his country in the Air National Guard, entering at age 17, with one year on active duty in the United States Air Force. Mr. Phillips retired after 37 years of service with the Central intelligence Agency. He was a resident of New Market, Virginia prior to making Aiken, South Carolina his home sixteen years ago. He was an avid golfer, sports fans, and enjoyed traveling, spending a significant amount of time overseas with his job. He was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and previously served as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Pat Phillips; daughter, Lisa Marie Yingling (Dave), Towson, MD; four sons, Ronald Joseph Phillips, Jr. (Kathleen), Potomac Falls, VA, John David Phillips (Kelly), Hamilton, VA; Michael Francis Phillips, West Lafayette, IN, Stephen Patrick Phillips (Lisa), Chantilly, VA; and twelve grandchildren.
A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the old Saint Mary's Help of Christians Catholic Church, 125 Park Ave. S.E., with the Reverend Art Dalupang as celebrant.
To send words of sympathy to the family visit the funeral home link at right. [Read more: GeorgeFuneralHome/18September2015]
AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....
Saturday, 26 September 2015, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME. - The AFIO Maine Chapter welcomes Ambassador Laurence F. Pope, II, as guest speaker on DIPLOMACY AND INTELLIGENCE
Amb. Laurence Pope is author of “The
Demilitarization of American Diplomacy: Two Cheers for Striped Pants.”
Pope, who is both an insider and historian, will speak about the
dysfunction of the State Department and its Foreign Service and contends
that in the information age diplomacy is more important than ever.
Without a change in thinking from an era of failed nation building, the
US may find itself having to fight more wars than it needs to.
Pope served as ambassador to Chad from September 1993 to June 1996 and
was temporary Chief of Mission in Tripoli October 2012 to January 2013
immediately following Ambassador Christopher Stevens who was killed in
the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi. Pope has held a
number of senior posts in the State Department including Director for
Northern Gulf Affairs (1987-1990), Associate Director for Counter
Terrorism (1991-1993), and Political Adviser to Gen. Zinni, USMG
Commander-in-Chief of the US Central Command (1997-2000).
Ambassador Pope retired from the Foreign Service in 2000 with 31 years
of service, however he continues to consult for various institutions. A
respected Arabist, he speaks Arabic and French. Ambassador Pope is
a graduate of Bowdoin College, did advanced studies at Princeton
University, and is a graduate of US Department of State Senior Service
Seminar as well as a Senior Fellow at the Armed Forces Staff College.
He resides in Portland, Maine.
The meeting is open to the public at the Brick Store Museum program center, 4 Dane Street, Kennebunk. For more information call 207-967-4298.
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 email@example.com or phone 646-717-3776.
Monday, 5 October 2015, 6 pm - North Las Vegas, NV - The AFIO Las Vegas Chapter hears from Steven Curtis on "Radiological Dispersion Devices: How Effective are they for Terrorism?"
Steven Curtis will be presenting an overview of Radiological
Dispersal Devices and how they affect national response, planning
efforts, public health, and the science of emergency response. Mr.
Curtis has been associated with radiological emergency response for more
than 20 years. He was a response team leader for scientific analysis
of radiological dispersion events and for providing information for
health protection for local and national decision-makers. His
professional career has taken him on paths of leadership as a company
commander in an armor unit of the Nevada National Guard, as a program
manager for US Department of Energy programs in such areas as National
Security, Training and Exercises, and national and international
response programs. He has more recently been leveraged as a consultant
for technical transfer within the Nevada System of Higher Education and
as an Unmanned Aerial Systems subject matter expert. He holds a
Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a Master’s degree in
Health Physics, both from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Event location: Texas Station Hotel, 2101 Texas Star Ln, North Las Vegas, NV. Corner of Rancho Blvd. and West Lake Mead Blvd.
To register: email Christy Zalesny ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) Corresponding Secretary or call her at 702- 271-5667, if you have any questions.
5 October 2015 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Andre LeGallo Chapter hosts Dr. Thomas Fingar, former First Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis and Chairman of the National Intelligence Council and current Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University.
Topic will be Intelligence and the Iran Nuclear Agreement. Intelligence played a critical role in identifying the scope of Iranian programs and the potential for reaching a negotiated solution. Intelligence will also play a critical role in monitoring implementation of the agreement and in assessing the significance of apparent violations. Dr. Thomas Fingar, the public face of the 2007 National Intelligence Estimate on Iran's nuclear intentions and capabilities, will discuss the role and responsibilities of intelligence with respect to the Iran nuclear agreement, why the IC determined in 2007 that Iran had halted the weapon-specific portions of its nuclear program in 2003, the implications of that judgment for diplomacy and military action and key lessons learned. He will also discuss the role of intelligence in the just concluded agreement with Iran and future considerations on actions against Iran. 11:30AM no host cocktails; meeting starts at noon. Note different location: Poplar Creek Grill (Popular Creek Golf Course Club House) 1700 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401. Please RSVP here. Reservation and pre-payment is required before September 25, 2015 (fee goes up after 9/18/15). The venue cannot accommodate walk-ins. Questions: Please contact Mariko Kawaguchi at email@example.com.
13 October 2015 - MacDill AFB, FL - AFIO Suncoast Chapter hosts Edward "Eddie" Ko speaking on "the lack of intelligence during the Korean War."
Eddie Ko escaped to South Korea where he happened to meet up with Lt. Eugene Clark as the US Navy was preparing for one of the most pivotal points of the war, the landing at Inchon. Just 14 years old, Ko told the Lieutenant he'd find out how many enemies were there, and when high tide for an invasion landing. The US enlisted him in the Marines as a counterintelligence spy, and he went on to warn the Americans of many surprise attacks.
LOCATION: MacDill AFB Surf’s Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Blvd, MacDill
AFB, FL 33621. Please RSVP to the Chapter Secretary for yourself and
include the names and email addresses of any guests. Email Michael
Shapiro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Friday, 30 October 2015 - Tysons, VA - Dr. Peter Singer, Cyberwar Expert and Strategist, and a leading expert on changes in 21st century warfare, discusses the recent cyberattacks, military feints by China, and the likelihood of a Global War; Morning speaker is Douglas Waller, on "Legendary spymasters Allen Dulles, Bill Casey, Bill Colby, and Richard Helms - from WWII operatives and saboteurs to CIA Directors."
Peter W. Singer, PhD, the author of multiple award-winning books, is considered one of the world's leading experts on 21st century security issues. He has been named by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues, and by Foreign Policy magazine as one of their Top 100 Global Thinkers. His books include Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry, Children at War, Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century. His most recent book is Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know, which was named to both the US Army and US Navy professional reading list. His latest, a novel, is Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War.
Douglas Waller is former correspondent for Newsweek and TIME, covering the CIA, Pentagon, State Department, the White House and Congress. He will be discussing four men, among the CIA's most controversial directors, who served under Wild Bill Donovan in WWII. He will describe their recruitment, training, and rise -- including backstories of these future DCIs and their use of espionage and sabotage, all covered in Disciples: The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan.
Register securely here.
Timing: Check-in for badge pickup at 10:30 a.m.; Douglas Waller begins presentation at 11 a.m.; Lunch served at noon; Peter Singer begins presentation at 1:05 pm. Event closes at 2 p.m. The latest intelligence books by these authors, 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: http://tinyurl.com/boey9vf
Other Upcoming Events
23-24 September 2015 - Arlington, VA - Intelligence Budget Process
course provides students with a detailed understanding of the
intelligence budget process, examining how the budget is
created in the Executive branch, primarily in
negotiations between Defense and Intelligence, how the budget moves
through Congress, and the actual expenditure of funds. This course is extremely helpful to those who are new to the
budget process and to those who have programmatic
responsibilities that are influenced by federal budget
INDIVIDUAL ENROLLMENT COURSE at The Intelligence & Security Academy®, a leading provider of innovative education and training in a broad range of national security issues and the more general area of analytic training, is pleased to announce the schedule for its 2015 OpenAcademy® individual enrollment course offerings. All courses will be held in Arlington, Virginia. AFIO members will receive a 10% discount on all OpenAcademy® courses! Register on-online and select “AFIO Registration” as an option for the discounted registration fee.
Courses are typically held in our classroom in Arlington, Virginia (just 2 blocks from the Ballston metro stop) unless otherwise noted. Individual enrollment courses are unclassified.
Visit this link to register or for more information on this and other courses.
Wednesday, 23 September 2015, 3:30 pm - Reston, VA - IAFIE Washington Area Chapter hosts Instructor of the Year, CDR, USN(Ret) Wayne Hugar of the National Intelligence University, and will discuss "Ongoing Conflict in the South China Sea and its Impact on US National Security Interests."
The Washington Area Chapter of the International Association for
Intelligence Education (IAFIE) hosts its fall gathering with guest
speaker "IAFIE Instructor of the Year for 2015," Mr. (CDR, USN, Ret) Wayne Hugar,
from the faculty of National Intelligence University. Wayne is a
subject matter expert on China in particular, and global energy issues,
in general. He will talk about the ongoing conflict in the South China
Sea and its impact on US national security interests in the region.
He will also discuss the East Asia concentration he has developed for
NIU students and the challenges of teaching intelligence to a diverse
civilian-military audience from throughout the IC.
Attendees do not have to be IAFIE members. Attendees are asked to arrive by 1530 for networking and refreshments; the presentation will begin no later than 1600 and will last probably about 90 minutes, or until the audience has exhausted all its questions.
RSVP to Dr. Bill Spracher, outgoing IAFIE local chapter president, at (202) 231-8462 or William.Spracher@dodiis.mil before COB 21 Sep.
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 at www.spymuseum.org
Wednesday, 30 September (and Fri 16, Oct; Fri, 20 Nov; Fri, 11 Dec) 2015, 1-4 pm - Washington, DC - Meet An F-4 Pilot: Mark Hewitt - In-store Book Signing at the International Spy Museum
Uncover the world of espionage and intelligence from people who practiced professionally! Visit the International Spy Museum Store and meet an F-4 pilot. Mark A. Hewitt has always had a fascination with spyplanes and the intelligence community’s development and use of aircraft. He flew F-4s in the Marine Corps and served as Director of Maintenance with the Border Patrol and the Air Force, as was an Associate Professor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University before leading aviation activities and aircraft operations for international corporations in the Washington D.C. area. He is the author of "Special Access" and "Shoot Down". His novels have been approved by the CIA Publication Review Board.
Shortly after takeoff, a jumbo jet explodes over the waters of Long Island. Witnesses claim the aircraft was shot down by a surface-to-air missile; the government insists a mechanical malfunction brought down the airplane. An old CIA file is uncovered which details the President was warned-to preclude commercial airliners from being shot out of the sky either pay a ransom or suffer the consequences.
Just as the Agency identifies the shadowy man responsible for the shoot down of the airliner, the Libyan dictator Gaddafi is overthrown, sparking a race between the CIA and terrorist networks to win the ultimate terrorist prize-hundreds of man-portable, shoulder-launched, anti-aircraft missiles. Duncan Hunter and his top secret airplane once again team up with an expert crew to find the anti-aircraft missiles ahead of the al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood, and kill the man who shoots down airliners for profit.
Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org
Wednesdays, 30 September, 7, 14, and 21 October, 2015, 10:15am - Washington, DC - Whistleblowers, Leakers or Traitors? You Decide... Spy Seminar Series the International Spy Museum at Smithsonian Associates
Ever since Edward Snowden leaked highly classified information to the media in June of 2013, Americans have been divided on whether he is a hero, a traitor, a conman, or a whistleblower. But this is not the first time in our history that an individual has ignited such controversy by revealing government secrets. In this series, intelligence experts and historians will explore the cases of five men who decided to take their data and run, and how the public and government reactions mirror or differ from today’s response to Snowden.
September 30 -- Herbert O. Yardley: The Bestseller
In 1917, Herbert O. Yardley was put in charge of the nation’s first codebreaking section of military intelligence, MI8. He was excellent at his job, and when his office was closed down in 1929, he set off a firestorm with his bestselling tell-all book about the secrets of cryptography, America’s Black Chamber. Dr. William J. Lahneman, a former US Navy Surface Warfare Officer, professor of homeland security at Embry-Riddle University, and author of Keeping U.S. Intelligence Effective: The Need for a Revolution in Intelligence Affairs, will explore Yardley’s fantastic life from allegations that he sold WWII code secrets to Japan to his prowess at poker.
October 7 -- Martin & Mitchell: The Defectors
The National Security Agency faced a terrible crisis in the summer of 1960 when two cryptologists disappeared on vacation, possibly behind the Iron Curtain. In a worst case scenario for the U.S. government, the pair appeared in Moscow on September 6, 1960 to announce their defection and denounce the United States. For the first time the mission and activities of the NSA—including unauthorized incursions into foreign airspace—were made public. Dr. David M. Barrett, professor of political science at Villanova University and author of, The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy, will uncover what led to their defection and the aftermath for both the NSA and the defectors.
October 14 -- Daniel Ellsberg: The Activist
When Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara assembled a team of analysts to investigate every aspect of the Vietnam War in 1967, he set in motion a momentous chain of events. One team member, Daniel Ellsberg, already concerned at the differences he could see between the Government’s classified picture of events and what the it was telling the American people, felt aghast at the secrets the documents revealed about what US officials actually knew when key decisions were made. Ellsberg tried to take his startling observations to Congress and, when that failed, he leaked the study to the press. The leak provoked the Nixon administration to an aggressive response, which ultimately led to a powerful Supreme Court ruling. John Prados, a Senior Fellow of the National Security Archive and editor of Inside the Pentagon Papers, will illuminate the course and consequences of this famous leak and litigation, and their continuing relevance to the public’s right to know.
October 21 -- Edward Snowden: The Contractor
Edward Snowden’s activities beginning in June of 2013 are very well known-from the first leak of classified information to his stay in Russia. But his motivations, the system vulnerabilities that enabled him to access highly classified information, and his stated goals are continuing points of heated discussion. Hailed as a hero or decried as a traitor, his actions have reopened the issue of privacy for people and for nations. Dr. Mary Manjikian, Associate Dean of the Robertson School of Government, Regent University, and author of Threat Talk: The Comparative Politics of Internet Addiction will reveal how her research into organizations offers a new way of looking at Snowden and all those leakers/whistleblowers/heroes/ traitors who came before.
To register: (via phone) 202.633.3030; (online) www.SmithsonianAssociates.org.
Internet Quick Tix code for the program: 1M2-802.
Thursday, 1 October 2015, 4 - 5 pm - Williamsburg, VA - "Intelligence as a Career" - presentation by AFIO President James Hughes at the College of William & Mary.
James R. Hughes, former Clandestine Service office, served overseas as a Chief of Station several times, and at CIA Headquarters in a number of senior management positions, including as Chief of the Near East and South Asia Division, in the Directorate of Operations. He was also the Associate Deputy Director of Operations (ADDO) at the National Security Agency, 1998-99. He currently is president of AFIO and is visiting Willliam & Mary Career Center to discuss "Intelligence as a Career: Is it right for you and are you right for it?" while he shares insights and stories from his 40-year career in CIA and NSA. Don't miss this unique opportunity.
Event location: Cohen Career Center, Presentation Room, 180 Stadium Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185. More information here.
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 email@example.com.
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.
21 October 2015 - Laurel, MD - The 17th NCMF General Membership Meeting and Symposium features a presentation on "The Changing Face of Terrorism" by Robert Grenier, former CIA, author of 88 Days to Kandahar.
Registration is now open for the 17th NCMF General Membership Meeting & Symposium. The theme for this year's event is "The Changing Face of Terrorism," and the program will feature guest speakers, including keynote speaker Mr. Robert Grenier, author of 88 Days to Kandahar. The program will also include a tribute to NCMF friend and former Chairman of the BoD Lt Gen Lincoln D. Faurer. Registration includes breakfast and lunch. Registration fees are $30 for NCMF members and $50 for non-members (includes a one-year complimentary NCMF membership). Registration deadline is 16 October.Remember, this year the Annual Meeting coincides with the Cryptologic History Symposium (see description at this link). Register HERE for both and enjoy multiple days of cryptology! 22 and 23rd October follow featuring NSA's Center for Cryptologic History on "A Century of Cryptology." More information on that special Symposium follows in next entry.
22-23 October 2015 - Laurel, MD - "A Century of Cryptology" - NSA's Center for Cryptologic History hosts Biennial Symposium on Cryptologic History - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
30 October 2015, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Arlington, VA - Naval Intelligence Professionals Meeting and Fall Luncheon
"The Road Ahead for the Naval Information Dominance Force" the topic by guest speaker RADM Matthew Kohler, Commander, Naval Information Dominance Forces.
Registration: $59/pp; Table for $470 for 8. Registration closes 23 October. To register and make menu selection use this link, or send payment to NIP, PO Box 11579, Burke, VA 22009. Questions? Contact Lisa Cosgriff at email@example.com or call 703-250-6765; or call Doris Key, firstname.lastname@example.org; 410-562-1036. Online registration is required. Event location: Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Blvd, Arlington, VA 22202.
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