AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #38-15 dated 29 September 2015

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Jobs, Books, Obituaries, and Upcoming Events

Jobs

Books

Obituaries

Upcoming Events

Upcoming AFIO Events

Other Upcoming Events

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A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.
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Sebastian Koch as East German lawyer Vogel; and Academy Award nominee Alan Alda as Thomas Watters, a partner at Donovan’s law firm.

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

Since its founding, The Institute of World Politics (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.

Silver Anniversary Gala 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.  To register online, please visit www.iwp.edu/gala
Accommodations: A limited room block held at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City is available at the rate of $269 per night.
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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
Masters of Ceremonies: KT McFarland, National Security Analyst, FOX News; 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.


AFIO Fall Luncheon
Friday, 30 October 2015, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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."

Singer on Cyber  Singer Novel

Peter W. Singer, PhD is one of the leading experts on 21st century security issues, 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 many books include Conflict in the 21st Century and a recent one on Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know, which was named to both the US Army and US Navy professional reading list. And a new novel is Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War. This is Dr. Singer's first AFIO presentation.
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. Mr. Waller last addressed our group in 2011. Disciples-Waller Doug Waller

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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, and many others, on display and for sale throughout event.

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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Rare US Success in Syria, Iraq: Finding Senior Militants. A dedicated manhunt by the CIA, the National Security Agency and the military's Joint Special Operations Command has been methodically finding and killing senior militants in Syria and Iraq, in one of the few clear success stories of the U.S. military campaign in those countries.

The drone strikes - separate from the conventional bombing campaign run by U.S. Central Command - have significantly diminished the threat from the Khorasan Group, an al-Qaida cell in Syria that had planned attacks on American aviation, U.S. officials say. The group's leader, Muhsin al-Fadhli, and its top bomb-maker, David Drugeon, were killed this past summer.

Other targeted strikes have taken out senior Islamic State group figures, including its second in command, known as Hajji Mutazz.

In an effort that ramped up over the last year, intelligence analysts and special operators have harnessed an array of satellites, sensors, drones and other technology to track and kill elusive militants across a vast, rugged area of Syria and Iraq, overcoming the lack of a significant U.S. ground presence and the awareness by U.S. targets that they can be found through their use of electronic devices. [Read more: Dilanian/AP/28September2015]

Estonia, Russia Swap Prisoners Despite Recent Diplomatic Tension. Estonia conducted a Cold War-style prisoner swap with Russia on Saturday, handing Moscow a man it regards as a double agent while welcoming home an officer Russia recently convicted of espionage.

Estonian authorities said Eston Kohver - an Estonian security police officer sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Russian court in August - had "safely returned home."

Russia's Federal Security Service, or FSB, said Aleksei Dressen - an Estonian citizen convicted of treason by an Estonian court in 2012 - had been driven to Russia, where his spouse lives.

The two men were exchanged at a bridge checkpoint on the Piusa, the meandrous river marking part of the border between Estonia and Russia, officials said. Russian television broadcast footage later Saturday showing Mr. Kohver getting off a Volkswagen minivan and slowly walking across the bridge with what appears to be a security officer by his side. [Read more: Kängsepp&Marson/WallStreetJournal/26September2015]

Fort Hood's Military Intelligence Troops Prepare for Afghanistan Deployment. Approximately 100 soldiers with Fort Hood's 504th Military Intelligence Brigade will soon leave for a nine month deployment to Afghanistan.

The majority of the troops are with the 303rd MI Battalion, known as Longhorns. A small group from the 163rd MI Battalion will also be deploying.

While there, these troops will collect and provide intelligence to ground forces allowing them to carry out their missions successfully and safely. "“Without us the commanders on the ground don't have the full picture to make those decisions that impact not only the lives of their soldiers but of the coalition members and Afghan people," said Lt. Co. Anthony Covert, 303rd MI Battalion Commander.

In preparation for the troops' departure, the brigade held a deployment ceremony on Friday for the families. [Read more: Pelt/KCEN/28September2015]

Head of Romanian Intelligence Service Meets CIA Director. Eduard Hellvig, the head of Romania's main intelligence service SRI, who is currently on a visit to the USA, met this week with CIA director John O. Brennan.

They talked about the Middle East situation and the security challenges generated by migration. They also discussed about how the two countries could cooperate to prevent and control risks and threats to security.

Hellvig also met the FBI management. The visit is the expression of a tight relationship between SRI and the US intelligence services, and will contribute to the strengthening of the Romanian-US cooperation, reads a SRI press release. [Read more: RomaniaInsider/24September2015]

Iraq Agrees to Share Intelligence with Russia, Iran and Syria. Iraq says it has reached a deal to share intelligence with Russia, Iran and Syria in the fight against ISIS militants.

The announcement on Saturday from the Iraqi military cited "the increasing concern from Russia about thousands of Russian terrorists committing criminal acts within ISIS."

The news comes amid U.S. concerns about Russia's recent military buildup in Syria and would appear to confirm American suspicions of some kind of cooperation between Baghdad and Moscow.

A U.S.-led coalition has been carrying out an aerial bombing campaign against ISIS positions in Iraq and Syria since last year. But now Russia is upping its presence in the region. [Read more: Mullen&Basil/CNN/28September2015]

Air Force's Information-Sharing Program Hits its Target. The Air Force is reassuring Congress that its system for posting, processing and disseminating intelligence information is not overstepping its bounds.

In a report to Congress last month, the Air Force told lawmakers that the Distributed Common Ground/Surface System Analysis and Reporting Team (DART) is filling a vital role in intelligence sharing and is one of the key factors in the service's evolution in capability.

Congress requested the report from the Air Force in the fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization Act, over concerns that DART was stepping beyond the appropriate functions for the system "unduly broadening" the mission and "distracting" from the operation.

The Air Force responded by saying that DART enhances near-real time intelligence by providing context to the data gathered. This allows the intelligence community to rapidly re-task its assets and identify the identities of adversaries by quickly melding intelligence. [Read more: Maucione/FederalNewsRadio/29September2015]

Navy Appoints Rear Adm. Elizabeth Train Intel Director. U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Elizabeth Train has been appointed by the military branch to succeed Vice Adm. Ted Branch as director of naval intelligence, Military Times reported Sunday.

The 32-year veteran has served as the Office of Naval Intelligence commander and the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office director over the past two years.

Prior to her current roles, she held the intelligence director post at the Joint Chiefs of Staff and at the U.S. Pacific Command.

She is also a qualified Information Dominance Corps officer, a designated joint special duty officer and a joint and strategic intelligence specialist. [Read more: Hoffman/ExecutiveGov/29September2015]

Both DOD and the Intelligence Community are Working on Major IT Upgrades. Will They Work Together? The Defense Department and the intelligence community are both in the midst of large-scale information technology upgrades.

Though separate initiatives, the resulting infrastructures created under DOD's Joint Information Environment and the IC's Information Technology Enterprise must play well with each other to ensure national security imperatives are best executed across all missions and personnel levels.

Speaking in mid-September, Cathy Johnston, director for IC-ITE and digital transformation at the Defense Intelligence Agency, said both plans must "be managed carefully throughout DOD and the IC" to "ensure tactical users retain benefits we have gained and learned over the past 15 years."

While it's still early, DOD officials seem optimistic. [Read more: Konkel/NextGov/25September2015]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

The Avenger: After Three Decades, has the Brother of a Victim of the Lockerbie Bombing Solved the Case? When Ken Dornstein learned that Pan Am Flight 103 had exploded, he did not realize that his older brother, David, was on the plane. It was December 22, 1988, and Ken, a sophomore at Brown University, was at home, in Philadelphia, on winter break. Over breakfast, he read about the disaster in the Inquirer: all two hundred and fifty-nine passengers were killed, along with eleven residents of Lockerbie, Scotland, where flaming debris from the plane fell from the sky. David, who was twenty-five, had been living in Israel and was not scheduled to fly home until later that week, so Ken absorbed the details about the crash with the detached sympathy that one accords a stranger's tragedy. That evening, the airline called. David had changed his plans in order to come home early and surprise his family.

Ken's father, Perry, took the call. A successful physician, Perry was a stern and withdrawn parent; David had been boundlessly expressive, forever writing in a notebook or a journal. Their relationship had often been strained, and now the tensions between them could never be resolved. Ken felt that his father's loss was "unspeakable," and so they didn't speak about it. Ken's sister, Susan, told me that after the funeral Perry rarely mentioned David's name again.

A hundred and eighty-nine of the victims were American, and, as news outlets across the country memorialized the dead, Ken felt that siblings "didn't rank very highly" among surviving relatives. But he had adored David. Their parents had divorced when Ken was a toddler, and their mother, Judy, had struggled with mental illness and addiction. David had become protective of Ken, and had mentored him when he expressed an interest in writing. After the crash, Ken found a box among David's possessions labelled "The Dave Archives"; it was stuffed with journals, stories, poetry, and plays. David had always seen himself as being on the verge of a celebrated literary career. Not long after his death, a local paper ran an obituary suggesting that he had written a novel in Israel. To Ken's surprise, his father was quoted as saying, "He was about to submit the first part for publication." This wasn't true, and Ken was dismayed that his father had "rounded up" David's literary achievements. (Perry Dornstein died in 2010, Judy in 2013.)

Ken arranged the journals chronologically and sorted the manuscripts into color-coded files. The process was eerie: David had sometimes suggested, mischievously, that he was destined to die young, and in the margins of his notebooks Ken discovered winking asides "for the biographers." [Read more: Keefe/TheNewYorker/28September2015]

The Military's Secret Military: Green Berets, Navy SEALs and the Special Ops You'll Never Know About. You can find them in dusty, sunbaked badlands, moist tropical forests, and the salty spray of third-world littorals. Standing in judgement, buffeted by the rotor wash of a helicopter or sweltering beneath the relentless desert sun, they instruct, yell, and cajole as skinnier men playact under their watchful eyes. In many places, more than their particular brand of camouflage, better boots, and designer gear sets them apart. Their days are scented by stale sweat and gunpowder; their nights are spent in rustic locales or third-world bars.

These men - and they are mostly men - belong to an exclusive military fraternity that traces its heritage back to the birth of the nation. Typically, they've spent the better part of a decade as more conventional soldiers, sailors, marines, or airmen before making the cut. They've probably been deployed overseas four to 10 times. The officers are generally approaching their mid-thirties; the enlisted men, their late twenties. They've had more schooling than most in the military. They're likely to be married with a couple of kids. And day after day, they carry out shadowy missions over much of the planet: sometimes covert raids, more often hush-hush training exercises from Chad to Uganda, Bahrain to Saudi Arabia, Albania to Romania, Bangladesh to Sri Lanka, Belize to Uruguay. They belong to the Special Operations forces (SOF), America's most elite troops - Army Green Berets and Navy SEALs, among others - and odds are, if you throw a dart at a world map or stop a spinning globe with your index finger and don't hit water, they've been there sometime in 2015.

This year, U.S. Special Operations forces have already deployed to 135 nations, according to Ken McGraw, a spokesman for Special Operations Command (SOCOM). That's roughly 70% of the countries on the planet. Every day, in fact, America's most elite troops are carrying out missions in 80 to 90 nations, practicing night raids or sometimes conducting them for real, engaging in sniper training or sometimes actually gunning down enemies from afar. As part of a global engagement strategy of endless hush-hush operations conducted on every continent but Antarctica, they have now eclipsed the number and range of special ops missions undertaken at the height of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. [Read more: Turse/TomDispatch.com/27September2015]

Sloppiness, Not Moles, Led to KGB's Exposure of CIA Agents During Cold War. In a recent article for Salon, Cold War historian Jonathan Haslam explained why CIA agents abroad kept getting exposed by their Soviet counterparts. The historian explained that it was the Soviets' methodical approach to human intelligence, not massive infiltration, which gave the KGB the ability to quickly and methodically root out US agents.

Haslam, a professor of the history of international relations at the University of Cambridge, recalled that the CIA worked feverishly over the course of decades during the Cold War to root out suspected double agents in their ranks. Little did they know that it was the Soviets' methodical approach to counterintelligence, not double agents, that was responsible for the constant failures of American operations.

As the Cold War progressed, the KGB got good at rooting out CIA agents working undercover as diplomatic personnel, resulting in numerous failures, from failed missions to the capture of agents. James Angleton, the head of the CIA's Counterintelligence Staff between 1954 and 1975, was overcome with paranoia, blaming all the agency's failures on the presence of Soviet moles, failing to account for the KGB's analytical capabilities.

In Haslam's words, "the problem" with the Angleton "line of thought" regarding moles and double agents "was that it did not so much overestimate CIA security as underestimate the brainpower of their Russian counterparts." The reality, according to the historian, was much simpler. During postings to Thailand and Japan in the late 1950s, a KGB officer named Yuri Totrov began developing a system to systematically root out US intelligence agents. [Read more: SputnikNews/28September2015]

CIA Directors Fast Facts. Here's some background information about directors of the Central Intelligence Agency. As part of America's intelligence community, the CIA collects information about foreign governments, organized crime, and terrorist groups. [Read more: CNN/25September2015]

Rise of Security Intelligence Centers. The traditional Security Operations Center is out, and the new Security Intelligence Center is in. Greg Boison of Lockheed Martin tells how security leaders are winning business support for this evolution.

Boison, the Director of Homeland and Cyber Security for Lockheed Martin's Information Systems and Global Solutions, says the SIC is the natural evolution of the SOC.

"The threat has evolved, it's increased, and it's become a game-changer in how we need to approach cybersecurity," he says. The SIC concept developed from Lockheed Martin's own cyber kill chain approach, which has grown into what analysts call intelligence-driven defense.

"What we've been able to do is change the focus of analysts," Boison says. "No longer are analysts eyes-on-glass, waiting for an event to come in and feeling deluged by many, many events. Now what we've been able to do... is focus those previous analyst resources on the events that truly matter ... and focus on the intelligence analysis behind network defense, not just event monitoring." [Read more: InformationSecurityMediaGroup/28September2015]


Section III - COMMENTARY

A Former CIA Officer on How a Shutdown Hurts National Security. Because Congress seems unable to carry out one of its fundamental responsibilities - approving an annual budget - the federal government could shut down on Oct. 1. Such shutdowns are costly - the Economist estimates that the 2013 shutdown cost the US economy $24 billion in lost output. Yet our lawmakers need to realize that such a drastic action can have adverse consequences beyond dollars and cents. Any shutdown could have serious deleterious effects on American national security.

To be clear, certain mission critical work will continue. Navy SEAL teams will be armed and on call. Nuclear missile silos will be staffed and at the ready. In less obvious ways, however, a government shutdown forces significant and underappreciated costs on national security.

As a CIA technical intelligence officer, I had first-hand experience with these costs during the last government shutdown in 2013. While a contingent of designated "excepted" government personnel were exempt from the shutdown and reported for duty, many CIA officers and support contractors were furloughed and ordered not to come to work. By law, furloughed personnel were even prohibited from voluntarily carrying out their duties.

As a result of the shutdown, some overseas missions that had taken months to organize and plan were postponed. Some work with foreign partners was put on the back-burner. Training to keep officers operationally honed was temporarily put on hold or ended mid-course. [Read more: Woodward/BostonGlobe/28September2015]

Limiting Security Breaches May Be Impossible Task for U.S. and China. When the United States and the Soviet Union made their first tentative steps toward limiting nuclear arms more than 50 years ago, distrust was sky high but they could, at least, count each other's missiles and bombers and warheads.

The road President Obama and President Xi Jinping headed down on Friday to set up what Mr. Obama called an "architecture to govern behavior in cyberspace that is enforceable and clear" is far more difficult - perhaps impossible - according to many experts who have explored the nuclear analogy and found it wanting.

Unlike missiles, cyberweapons are impossible to count. They can be reproduced with a few flicks of the keyboard, and they are easy to hide: It took American investigators more than a year to figure out that the security records of 22 million federal employees and contractors were being stolen by Chinese actors. And unlike the nuclear age, the state has no monopoly on the technology. "Patriotic hackers," criminal groups, terrorists and even teenagers all have access to the arsenal.

For those reasons, Mr. Obama and his aides say they believe that even the kind of highly specific accord he and Mr. Xi reached on climate change seems hard to imagine. Instead, what the two presidents inched toward on Friday is better described as rules of the road, aimed at first stopping cybercrime - the one area both leaders could agree upon. [Read more: Sanger/NYTimes/25September2015]

In Putin's Russia, Anyone Can Be A Spy. A middle-aged radio engineer has been sentenced to fourteen years in a maximum-security prison in Russia after being convicted of high treason. His crime: sending a résumé to a Swedish company five years ago.

Gennady Kravtsov, who worked for the Russian foreign-intelligence agency, G.R.U., was arrested in May, 2014; the government claimed that the résumé or the cover letter contained classified information. Kravtsov's trial, which took place in Moscow this month, was closed to the public, so the only available sources of information about the case are the defendant's family and his lawyers. According to them, Kravtsov's security clearance expired in 2011, the year he quit G.R.U. and was granted permission to travel abroad. He sent his résumé out a year earlier, but his defense attorney claims that the information Kravtsov was accused of divulging was not secret. He was apparently charged with making mention of a satellite on which he had worked and with disclosing his job title, which the government claimed could reveal information about the G.R.U.'s staffing structure. As for the satellite, it has been decommissioned and information about it is widely available - indeed, it was originally designed and constructed in Ukraine, so foreigners have had access to it all along.

If his lawyers are to be believed, Kravtsov is an innocent man who made the mistake of trying to prop up his ego by seeking a job offer from abroad (the Swedes turned him down). Of course, classified documents that made up the case against him may show that he is not innocent at all. But, ultimately, what matters about a high-treason case in Russia today is the public message it sends. Even pro-government media have portrayed Kravtsov not as a malicious spy but as an accidental transgressor.

Changes to Russian laws on espionage and high treason have been a part of the hardening of Russian legislation, which, in turn, has been a part of the recent political crackdown. In the fall of 2012, the law on high treason was broadened so much that human-rights activists said it could now be used to prosecute anyone who had ever had any contact with foreigners. The new wording is essentially similar to the espionage law from the nineteen-thirties, when people were routinely arrested and charged for as much as writing a letter to someone abroad - or for nothing at all. They usually confessed to being spies. [Read more: Gessen/TheNewYorker/26September2015]


Section IV - Jobs, Books, Obituaries, and Upcoming Events


Jobs

Program Chair Intelligence Management and Criminal Justice Management, Graduate School - Largo, MD - for the University of Maryland University College

UMUC is actively searching for a Program Chair for the Intelligence Management and Criminal Justice Management Programs in Largo, MD. The new Program Chair will lead The Graduate School' s (TGS) Master of Science in Management: Intelligence Management subspecialty and the Master of Science in Management: Criminal Justice Management subspecialty by directing, managing, and continuously improving the overall program and supervising faculty to assure teaching effectiveness.
Requirements include a terminal degree.
UMUC is one of 11 degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM). Working adults, military personnel, and other students around the globe are achieving their academic goals through UMUC's innovative educational options, including online instruction, accelerated academic programs, and classroom-based courses taught during the daytime, evenings, and weekends. Currently, more than 42,000 students attend UMUC nationally, and an additional 33,852 students attend UMUC at onsite classes in more than 25 countries throughout the world; about 56,000 students are active duty military, veterans, and their families. In 2013, UMUC had over 261,000 online course enrollments.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Managing the development, promotion, and direction of the Intelligence and Criminal Justice specializations within the MS in Management program; Preparing, developing, and administering courses within those specializations; Leading the programs’ transitions to competency-based programs,  to include creating, developing course content, and administering new courses; Recruiting, mentoring, and supervising faculty; Teaching courses within the specializations; Performing other job-related assignments; Program Chair will be expected to work onsite at the University’s Academic Center in Largo; Other job-related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Terminal degree in field related to Intelligence or Criminal Justice management  from an accredited institution of higher learning; 15 years of professional and/or managerial work experience in an intelligence management and/or criminal justice-related field; Three years of teaching experience with excellent student evaluations, preferably online with adult, established part-time students; Excellent administrative, verbal and written communication skills; Experience in managing diverse teams and projects.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Educational and professional experience in both criminal justice and intelligence areas from an accredited institution of higher learning is preferable, although otherwise strong candidates with experience in one area will be considered; Experience with competency-based education, teaching and mentoring and developing curriculum in new programs.

POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY & WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED- SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE: All submissions should include a cover letter and résumé. UMUC Offers an excellent benefits package to include up to 8 credits of tuition remission per semester, a minimum of 25 days of leave, and a range of insurance options.  For detailed benefits information, please visit here to apply.
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Assistant/Associate Professor – Intelligence Analysis Program - James Madison University

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 deatonml@jmu.edu
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.

Books

Kids Can Learn Geography and Culture and Train to Be International Spies. Playing pretend as a kid was one of my happiest memories. I'm not so good at it as an adult, but I still fully appreciate the wonder and magic that I see on my own kids' faces when they pretend to be made-up characters or plan trips and pretend to take them. (I long since learned to check bags and backpacks when they were missing a toy or other item.)

Along those lines, two important new books will soon come out from Lonely Planet Kids: How to Be an International Spy and The Travel Book.

How to Be an International Spy: Your Top Secret Guide to Espionage, for ages 8 and up, is both an educational book and an activity/project book, filled with history and facts about the international spy community. It also contains all kinds of projects for becoming a spy yourself, such as creating code names, using invisible ink, making your own gadgets, building an HQ, and protecting yourself on the internet. The book is a fun guide to pretending you're an international spy, but it's also a close look into the history of espionage for kids and a guide for self-protection as well.

Throughout this colorful and visually appealing book, real spies are profiled to give kids a real look into what happens in the spy community - all the way back to World War I and even before–and the espionage around the world, such as in Russia, China, France, the UK, and the US. [Read more: Bristol/GeekDad/29September2015]


Obituaries

Dino Brugioni, 93, former senior official at the CIA's National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC) and the world's foremost imagery intelligence analyst, died Friday, 25 September, at home. He was an imagery analyst and served as NPIC's Chief of Information. During his 35-year career Brugioni helped establish imagery intelligence (now called geospatial intelligence) as a national asset to solve intelligence problems. After retirement he was active in encouraging the use of declassified photographic intelligence for historical research. His book, Eyeball to Eyeball [1990] is an extensive unclassified history of US imagery intelligence. He also wrote a survey piece about GEOINT in his 1993 AFIO Monograph, "From Balloons to Blackbirds: Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Military Intelligence: How It Evolved." A memorial service and internment at Arlington National Cemetery will take place in March of 2016. Information will be supplied when available. No public obituary has yet appeared.

Brian Stewart. Brian Stewart, who has died aged 93, spent more than 50 years as a shrewd and determined intelligence officer committed to the defence of Britain's interests around the world.

Drawing on his training as a Second World War infantry officer, he entered the Malayan Civil Service for 12 years then, with a sharp nose for trouble, worked under diplomatic cover in Asia. In 1968 he became the first MI6 officer appointed secretary of the Joint Intelligence Committee in Whitehall before returning to Hong Kong as the Secret Intelligence Service's Far East Controller.

On retiring from government service, he took commercial posts in Malaysia and China while still retaining an unofficial intelligence watch and continuing his Chinese studies.

The son of a Calcutta jute merchant whom he only saw twice in his first 16 years, Brian Thomas Webster Stewart was born in Edinburgh on April 27 1922. He went to Glenalmond, and Worcester College, Oxford, where he read History, fenced and did judo. After being commissioned into the Black Watch, he became an anti-tank gun instructor. "My five years in the Army made me a different person," Stewart told The Telegraph earlier this year. "It made a normal, quiet chap really into an extremely confident chap." [Read more: TheTelegraph/28September2015]

Tom Graham. Thomas B. Graham, 82, peacefully passed away Sunday, September 27, 2015 at his home in Great Falls, VA. He is survived by his son, Thomas Andrew Graham; daughter, Laura Lynn Graham Fitzgerald; grandson, Ian Fitzgerald and was predeceased by his wife, Ann Seay Graham. A memorial service will be officiated by Pastor Denise Childers at the Great Falls United Methodist Church, 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. [WashingtonPost/28September2015]


Upcoming Events

AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

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.

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 ( christyzalesny@yahoo.com ) 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 afiosf@aol.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 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.

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

16 November 2015, 12:30 pm - Los Angeles, CA - The AFIO - LA Chapter luncheon meeting with LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell on Communications between Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agencies

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell will be the guest speaker for our November 2015 AFIO-L.A. Meeting. Sheriff McDonnell will be discussing the topic of improved communication between local law enforcement agencies and federal intelligence agencies, since September 11th and the role the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) played in improving mutual cooperation and shared gathered intelligence.
Bio of Sheriff Jim McDonnell
On December 1, 2014, Jim McDonnell took the oath of office and was sworn in as the 32nd Sheriff of Los Angeles County, the nation's largest sheriff's office and the seventh largest law enforcement agency in the United States, with 16,400 members and 400 reserve deputies.
Sheriff McDonnell served for 29 years at the Los Angeles Police Department, where he held every rank from Police Officer to second-in-command under Chief Bill Bratton. During his time at the LAPD, he earned that Department’s highest honor for bravery, the Medal of Valor, and led LAPD through the implementation of significant reforms. He helped create the blueprint for LAPD’s community-based policing efforts that have now become a model for law enforcement agencies throughout the nation.
For five years, Sheriff McDonnell served as the Chief of the Long Beach Police Department. In that role, he implemented numerous improvements that resulted in safer communities, increased morale, and enhanced community relations.
Sheriff McDonnell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Executive Institute and has completed executive education programs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
TO REGISTER: Lunch will be served for this event, please note the event is taking place on a Monday, more details to follow. Inquiries to AFIO_LA@yahoo.com.


Other Upcoming Events

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.

Saturday, 3 October 2015 - Washington, DC - Take a SPY TOUR of WASHINGTON DC has been rescheduled for 14 November due to inclement weather. See listing in November below.

Monday, 5 October 2015, 7 -9 pm - Washington, DC - Introduction to Intelligence Analysis 102 at the International Spy Museum

Could you keep calm and connect the dots while a terror attack unfolds? Intelligence analysts are tasked with gathering as many facts and determining what is relevant as quickly as possible in times of crisis. In this two hour workshop led by a senior instructor with the Forum Foundation for Analytic Excellence, you will be presented with a real case and go through the process that analysts do as they determine what matters and what doesn’t. In the case you’ll be considering, reports emerge that a deadly terror attack is occurring in a major city.

Who’s responsible? Is this an organized strike or a rogue operation? Working as an intelligence analyst with a looming deadline, you’ll generate multiple hypotheses as quickly as possible, and explore and challenge assumptions. You’ll learn how analysts employ Structured Analytic Techniques to avoid cognitive pitfalls and spur creative thinking, and avoid major intelligence failures.
Space is limited to only 30 participants – advance registration required!
Tickets: $40. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Friday, 09 October 2015, 1 - 4 pm - Washington, DC - Black Flags - a new book by Joby Warrick

Across Iraq and Syria, in town after town, a black flag has been raised. It is the flag of ISIS and it means that the Islamist dream of an ultraconservative caliphate has come true.

In his new book, Black Flags, Joby Warrick traces this terrifying triumph back fifteen years to what he purposts was the origins in a remote Jordanian prison where a political prisoner named Zarqawi languished. From these roots, Warrick suggests, grew the viral strain of Islamic terror that now threatens to topple regimes across the Middle East.

Meet at the International Spy Museum Store to meet the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter and get a signed copy of Black Flags. Joby’s unprecedented access to both the CIA and Jordanian front translates to an adrenaline-fueled account that explicates a man and a movement whose visions threaten an entire region, paired with the Westerners who saw the danger and have struggled to stop it.

Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Saturday, 10 October 2015, 1 pm-4 pm - Washington, DC - Lena Sisco - You're Lying! Meet An Interrogator at the International Spy Museum

The International Spy Museum Store hosts a signing with Lena Sisco and her book You’re Lying! Lena Sisco is a former military intelligence officer and interrogator who has trained Department of Defense (DoD) personnel in detecting deception, interrogation, tactical questioning, elicitation, counter elicitation, and cross cultural communications for more than 11 years. She is the president and cofounder of The Congruency Group, LLC, and a senior instructor at the Body Language Institute in Washington D.C. She has appeared on numerous television shows, including Dr. Drew, HLN, and Access Hollywood. She has a BA degree from the University of Rhode Island and an MA degree from Brown University, and resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Lena wrote You’re Lying! because no matter what your profession or life circumstances, you need the skills to take control of a situation, detect deception, and reveal the truth. While you probably won’t ever have to interrogate a detainee who doesn’t want to tell you about an upcoming terrorist attack—as Lena has—You’re Lying! will help you deal with that salesperson trying to rip you off, the kid bullying your child who claims innocence, a cheating spouse, or dissembling boss. As the adage says,
knowledge is power. Lena interrogated numerous members of Al Qaeda and the Taliban while stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, then taught those skills to Defense Department personnel for years afterward. Her ability to build rapport, accurately read body language, and employ effective questioning techniques led to numerous successes that saved American lives.
You will also learn her easy-to-follow five-step program on how to accurately detect verbal (both spoken and written) and non-verbal deceptive tells, how to conduct an effective line of questioning, and what to do after you identify the lies we all face every day. Take the knowledge in You’re Lying! and empower yourself.
Don’t get fooled again.
Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit www.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.

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 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.

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 navintpro@aol.com or call 703-250-6765; or call Doris Key, petitttid@aol.com; 410-562-1036. Online registration is required. Event location: Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Blvd, Arlington, VA 22202.

Saturday, 14 November 2015, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. - Washington, DC - Take a SPY TOUR of WASHINGTON DC.

SpyTours_TWOpsExplore the Spy Capital of the World You and up to 50 other intrepid tourists will go undercover on a mission to explore the darkest corners of D.C.’s top secret background on a True World Ops Bus Tour. You’ll discover the secrets behind notorious spy sites in and around the nation’s capital. The content of the tour is suitable for younger audiences and your ticket includes a box lunch and a bottle of water. Use the promo code ILOVESPIES to receive 30% off. REGISTER HERE



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