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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
Take the Family and Guests on a SPY TOUR of WASHINGTON
Explore 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 DCís top secret background on a True World Ops Bus Tour. Youíll discover the secrets behind notorious spy sites in and around the nationís 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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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS
The CIA Unveils a Radically New Org Chart. The CIA unveiled a radically altered org chart on Thursday, formally unveiling the first new directorate in 50 years, completing a sweeping realignment of its ranks of spies and analysts, and unleashing an avalanche of new acronyms.
The changes are part of a reorganization that CIA Director John Brennan began mapping last year, one that will largely replicate the structure of the agency's Counterterrorism Center across other categories of espionage and analysis.
But Thursday marked the formal launch date of more than a dozen new - or at least newly named - entities, all outlined on the CIA's Twitter feed and Facebook page in social media posts that reflect the cultural forces reshaping the once-secret spy service.
Perhaps the most ambitious addition is the Directorate of Digital Innovation, which is responsible for helping the CIA adapt to evolving technologies and is the first new directorate at the agency since 1963. The unit is led by a career analyst, Andrew Hallman, who previously served as a briefer to President George W. Bush. [Read more: Miller/WashingtonPost/1October2015]
Defense Minister Rejects Resignation of Bulgaria's Military Intelligence Chief. Bulgaria's Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has rejected the resignation of Yordan Bakalov, head of the Military Intelligence Service.
Bakalov, the current civilian head of the Military Intelligence Service, tabled his resignation on Monday due to a set of newly adopted legal amendments stating that the head of the unit could only be an Armed Forces officer on active duty. Bakalov, appointed to the post in May 2015, doesn't meet the new requirements.
However, Nenchev made clear on Monday that he would not accept it until the pronouncement of the President on the legal amendments and their promulgation, according to the press office of the Defense Ministry.
Earlier on Monday Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov did not rule the option of Bakalov keeping his post, provided that a presidential veto blocked the Military Intelligence Act provisions related to the requirements for holding the post of Director of the Defence Ministry's Defence Information Service and the wording of these provisions was changed. [Read more: Novinite/5October2015]
CIA Pulled Officers From Beijing After Breach of Federal Personnel Records. The CIA pulled a number of officers from the US Embassy in Beijing as a precautionary measure in the wake of the massive cybertheft of the personal data of federal employees, current and former US officials said.
The move is a concrete impact of the breach, one of two major hacks into Office of Personnel Management computers that were disclosed earlier this year. Officials have privately attributed the hacks to the Chinese government.
The theft of documents has been characterized by senior US officials as political espionage intended to identify spies and people who might be recruited as spies or blackmailed to provide useful information.
Because the OPM records contained the background checks of State Department employees, officials privately said the Chinese could have compared those records with the list of embassy personnel. Anybody not on that list could be a CIA officer. [Read more: Nakashima&Goldman/WashingtonPost/29September2015]
Senior Navy Intelligence Official Indicted in Covert Weapons Deal. A senior Navy intelligence official has been indicted on charges of theft and conspiracy as part of a long-running federal investigation into a secretive military operation featuring the Navy SEALs and untraceable weapons parts.
David W. Landersman, formerly the senior director for intelligence in an obscure Pentagon office that dabbled in covert programs, becomes the third person charged in a mysterious case that has already resulted in two convictions.
Prosecutors charge that Landersman helped arrange a sweetheart $1.6 million defense contract for his brother - a bankrupt California hot-rod mechanic - to manufacture untraceable rifle silencers that turned out to be junk and cost only $10,000 in parts and labor to manufacture.
Other defendants in the case have said the silencers were specially designed for a top-secret military operation involving Navy SEAL Team 6, the elite commando unit that killed Osama bin Laden, and had to be obtained outside normal channels. [Read more: Whitlock/WashingtonPost/2October2015]
Army, Partners Work Toward Better Battlefield Intelligence Collection. In an important annual exercise, the Army recently put the architectures and technologies for battlefield intelligence gathering to the test, working with other Defense Department agencies, contractors and coalition partners at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., as part of the Enterprise Challenge, or EC-15.
Hosted by the Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, EC-15 focused on how soldiers in the field collect intelligence for tactical advantages while working on other enterprise objectives, including sensor interoperability, international partners' interoperability, advancing DOD's cloud computing strategy, supporting the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise and conducting enterprise interoperability assessments of the Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A), according to an Army release.
"Events like EC-15 allow us to develop, test and demonstrate systems that are intuitive for our younger soldiers who grew up in the era of video games and smartphones," said Dr. Paul Zablocky, Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) director for the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center. "They expect that ease of use and systems that are capable of handling more than one application at a time."
CERDEC, the Army's lead for intelligence system research and development, often takes part in these types of exercises and assessments. [Read more: Pomerleau/DefenseSystems/1October2015]
Cameroon, US Come Together for Military Intelligence Training. US forces provided training on basic intelligence processes to Cameroon forces, Sept. 21-25, at Douala Naval Headquarters Base in Cameroon.
The course was designed to standardize reporting formats for information collected during military operations and that is provided to the Maritime Operations Center ensuring efficiency during the processing of all information.
"This course assists our maritime operations center personnel by being able to process information from littoral forces. Understanding how to collect, and what to do with the information is crucial to supporting the MOC," stated Cameroon Navy Capt. Ndzana Mvonvo.
Marines with US Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa and Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa focused on tactical collections like patrol briefing, debriefing, and site exploitation. Efforts by the Combined Task Force-68, led by Navy Lt. Chris Jordan, focused on turning that information into a clear, simple product and correctly disseminating the information to support maritime awareness. [Read more: Ulsh/DVIDS/28September2015]
Japan's Intelligence Unit to Monitor Terrorism in 4 Regions. The government plans to set up four groups to monitor terrorist activities in Asia, Africa and the Middle East under the Foreign Ministry's intelligence gathering unit expected to begin operating next April, government sources said Saturday.
The groups, likely to be composed of several dozen experts in regional affairs and fluent in local languages, will analyze information collected by Japanese embassies in North Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and South Asia, the sources added.
The launch of the new intelligence gathering unit is a pillar of Japan's antiterrorism measures after two Japanese men were killed earlier this year by the Islamic State militant group. Tokyo is also seeking to boost public safety in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020.
Hiroaki Takizawa, who headed the National Police Agency's foreign affairs and intelligence department, will likely lead the new unit, according to the sources. [Read more: JapanToday/4October2015]
Israel to provide Russia With Intelligence About Syrian Opposition. Israel will provide Russia with intelligence information about opposition sites in Syria to facilitate Moscow's military operations, Channel 2TV has reported. The Israeli network said that a senior delegation of Russian army officials will arrive in Israel on Tuesday to coordinate the military cooperation.
The delegation will be led by First Deputy Chief of General Staff General Nikolai Bogdanovsky, who will meet his Israeli counterpart, Major-General Yair Golan as well as senior officials in Israeli military intelligence, the air force and the Mossad. Channel 2 noted that the visit follows the meeting between Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow three weeks ago.
According to the media report, Israel will submit more requests to the Russians in exchange for "attractive" offers to facilitate the Russian army's military operations in Syria. It also revealed that Netanyahu and Putin have agreed on several issue in principle, including a Russian pledge to stop the flow of weapons from Syria to Hezbollah, as well as to allow the Israeli air force to carry out operations freely in Syria, even in areas where the Russian army is stationed on the Syrian coast.
Senior officers in the Russian and Israeli air forces will discuss the mechanisms for the coordination of Israeli overflights of Syrian airspace to avoid any conflict with Russian aircraft on operations against opposition groups. Israel is likely to request Russia to coordinate its moves in the Mediterranean in a manner that does not affect Israeli submarines gathering intelligence about Lebanon and Syria. [Read more: MiddleEastMonitor/6October2015]
Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE
Professionals Explore US Role in the Middle East. Not a single chair remained empty as students and faculty squeezed into a SPEA lecture room to learn about the roles of the United States Congress and intelligence agencies in determining US policy in the Middle East.
Friday's "Question Authority: Congress, the CIA and You" discussion panel was co-sponsored by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs Law and Pubic Policy Program, the Maurer School of Law, the School of Global and International Studies and the Hutton Honors College.
Speakers included former CIA chief counsel, John Rizzo; 9/11 Commission Co-Chair and former US Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-9th District; and former Baghdad Judge Advocate, Jeffrey Spears.
Led by SPEA associate professor Beth Cate and Middle East legal expert Nick Connon, speakers explored the legal and ethical implications of a variety of factors shaping US engagement in the Middle East, including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, torture, drones and data leaks. [Read more: Masterson/IDS/4October2015]
Special Operations: JSOC in the Shadows. One of the least publicized organizations active in counter-terror operations is the US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Formed in 1980 in the aftermath of a failed mission into Iran to rescue American embassy personnel being held captive there, JSOC was meant to eliminate the coordination problems between the services that were found to be the main reason the Iran rescue mission failed. But until the 1990s JSOC didn't have much to do and was pretty much a headquarters with no combat troops to command. That changed in the 1990s as the CIA began to suffer from the 1980s move (demanded by Congress and media driven public opinion) to get out of the spying (using people on the ground) business. The CIA found that relying on satellite and aircraft surveillance did not get the job done. It was found that using Delta Force and SEAL commandos for CIA and other intelligence operations worked. This makes sense, because there were still situations overseas, often unanticipated ones, where you really, really needed to get an American in there to look around or make contact with local agents.
By the late 1980s there was another big changes, SOCOM (Special Operations Command), which did have control of SEALs, Special Forces and other special operations forces. That made it easier for JSOC to easily obtain the use of Delta Force and Seal Team Six operators for jobs like espionage. [Read more: StrategyPage/3October2015]
What Are American Spies Doing at Oktoberfest? It's no secret that some days you might meet more Americans than Germans at Munich's Oktoberfest beer festival.
Chances are also fairly high that you might meet an American spy. How do we know?
Well, each year the German government invites foreign intelligence services that are on friendly terms with the German government to get drunk at Oktoberfest. Overall, German taxpayers pay an average of $55 per drunk foreign spy, according to governmental tax records revealed several weeks ago.
In some cases (during a government shutdown, perhaps?), German taxpayers also cover the costs of accommodating foreign spies near the beer festival location. [Read more: Noack/WashingtonPost/1October2015]
Meet the Man Reinventing CIA for the Big Data Era. The CIA will stand up its new Directorate for Digital Innovation on Thursday. It's the first directorate the agency has added since 1963 and the biggest change to America's key spy service since before the moon landing. The new office will look beyond the spycraft of today to the very big question of how to turn the vast amounts of data that the agency collects into useful insight for analysts, agents, the agency, and the nation. The goal is to turn chatter and daily digital exhaust into a window into the future.
Defense One visited CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., for an exclusive interview with CIA Deputy Director Andrew Hallman, picked by CIA director John Brennan to lead the new office.
To encounter Hallman is to meet a man who is, in appearance and mannerism, the living embodiment of a more stately era of spying. He's poised, articulate, thin, looks at home in a suit with suspenders and his favorite show is Mad Men. (He seems both more adult and more a Boy Scout than Don Draper.) Though he has the bearing of a Cold War operative, Hallman is also deeply in touch with the promise, potential, and hype surrounding big data and the interconnected era.
"The days of attending a cocktail party and writing up your notes are over," Hallman told us. [Read more: Tucker/DefenseOne/1October2015]
How the OSS Shaped the CIA and American Special Ops. Six months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Office of Strategic Services to collect and analyze intelligence and conduct special operations. Its formal existence lasted just three years. But more than 70 years on, the US organizations charged with these missions today remain indelibly influenced by the OSS and its remarkable chief.
Wild Bill Donovan's admirers and critics still argue over his legacy, but on one point they agree: His World War II Office of Strategic Service (OSS) became the petri dish for the spies who later ran the CIA as well as the special operators who conduct some of the most daring raids the world has ever seen.
Four CIA directors - Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby and William Casey - learned the craft of clandestine warfare as operatives for Donovan's OSS. Indeed, the daring, the risk-taking, the unconventional thinking, and the ťlan and esprit de corps of the OSS permeated the new agency.
So would the OSS's failings: the delusions that covert operations, like magic bullets, could produce spectacular results, or that legal or ethical corners could be cut for a higher cause. Dulles launched the calamitous operation to land CIA-trained, anti-Castro guerrillas at Cuba's Bay of Pigs. Helms was convicted of lying to Congress about the CIA's effort to oust President Salvador Allende in Chile. Colby would become a pariah among the agency's old hands for releasing to Congress what became known as the "Family Jewels" report on CIA misdeeds during the 1950s, Ď60s, and early Ď70s. Casey would nearly bring down the CIA - and Ronald Reagan's presidency - from the scheme to secretly supply Nicaragua's Contras with money raked off from the sale of arms to Iran in exchange for American hostages in Beirut. [Read more: Waller/WarOnTheRocks/30September2015]
Section III - COMMENTARY
The Growing Link Between Intelligence Communities and Academia. The idea of university professors or students working with the FBI or CIA probably makes you raise your eyebrows.
But then perhaps you're picturing someone like the fictional Henry McCord in Madam Secretary. He's a Georgetown theology professor who was asked to plant a bug for the National Security Agency (NSA) at the home of a scholar believed to be connected to a terrorist.
Such covert operations do happen. But mostly, professors will be called to deliver a guest lecture to agents or a university will be contracted to help with research. This is true for organizations in the United States like the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the NSA, and for their counterparts elsewhere in the world.
Such interactions make even academics wary. A tenured professor in the United States tends to be a liberal who is suspicious of the intelligence community's (IC) methods and activities overseas.
But the tactics used by America's current and potential future enemies are constantly changing. This volatility and diversity of threats means that the IC needs higher education's help. [Read more: Firsing/TheConversation/30September2015]
Disruptive by Design: IoT Ready to Redefine Local Intel. The Internet of Things, or IoT, encompasses an ecosystem of devices and algorithms that gather and share information via the Internet. It is the next wave of technology transforming everything from meteorology to agriculture to health care. Despite the buzz surrounding the IoT, conversation about likely effects on domestic intelligence in the United States has yet to take off.
Like precursor technologies, the IoT presents a paradox for the US intelligence community. On one hand, it has the potential to heighten security to unprecedented levels. Take, for example, the ability of mobile apps or chips to replace ID cards and significantly improve access control and security systems in government buildings, stadiums or even airports. On the other hand, connectivity equals vulnerability, and criminal minds might exploit the IoT in ways that warp societyís nascent understanding of cybersecurity.
The most important consideration for practitioners and policy makers is also the most challenging. The sheer volume of data collected via the IoT will strain an already fragile balance between security, civil liberties and privacy. Because state and local intelligence agencies are embedded in their jurisdictions, they can serve as a buffer between the inherent tensions of liberty and security and foster transparency, dialogue and engagement within their purview.
Local agencies, especially those at the lower government levels that operate in the intelligence community, could see changing roles and expectations as well. [Read more: Coffey/Signal/October2015]
Section IV - Obituaries
Dino Anthony Brugioni, 93, died Friday, September 25, of natural causes, at his home in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Mr. Brugioni, a son of Italian immigrants, was a native of Missouri who attended schools in Bevier and Jefferson City. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps, flying 66 bombing and numerous reconnaissance missions over Europe. He received the Purple Heart, nine Air Medals and a Presidential Citation. After the war, he received B.A. and M.A. degrees from George Washington University. Joining the newly formed Central Intelligence Agency in 1948, Mr. Brugioni became an expert in Soviet industrial installations. In 1955, he was selected as a member of the cadre of founding fathers of the National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC). As an NPIC senior officer, he was involved in the exploitation of U-2, SR-72 and satellite imagery in strategic and crisis situations. In 1949, Mr. Brugioni married Theresa Harich. Together they had two children, Theresa B. Tabak of Atlanta, Georgia, and John P. Brugioni, of Manassas, Virginia. Theresa died in 2004. Mr. Brugioni is survived by his children, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, his sister Arlene Schwaller and his brother Delmo Brugioni. In his professional life, Mr. Brugioni received many awards for his work, including a citation from President John F. Kennedy for his performance during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was also awarded the CIA Intelligence Medal for Merit, the CIA Career Intelligence Medal, and the prestigious Pioneer in Space Medal for his role in the development of satellite reconnaissance. He was twice awarded the Sherman Kent Award, the CIA’s top award for outstanding contributions to the literature of intelligence. During his career with the CIA and during his retirement, Mr. Brugioni published five books and over 100 articles, mainly on the application of overhead imagery to intelligence and related fields. His first book, Eyeball to Eyeball, is the definitive account of the thirteen days of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962. His monograph The Holocaust Revisited: A Retrospective Analysis of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Extermination Complex, revealed and analyzed photographs of the death camp in operation. A Civil War buff, he wrote extensively on the war in the West, including The Civil War in Missouri: As Seen from the Capital City. His last book, Eyes in the Sky: Eisenhower, the CIA and Cold War Aerial Espionage, was published in 2010. It was Mr. Brugioni’s joy to share his extensive knowledge with others, from high school students to intelligence professionals. He lectured at more than fifty colleges and universities, as well as military organizations, societies and industrial organizations. In 2002, he was a member of the ten-person U.S. delegation to Havana to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. On April 13, 2005, he was inducted into the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency’s Hall of Fame. Mr. Brugioni remained active and actively interested in the lives of his large extended family and many friends. He took great pleasure in relaying news, always enriched with anecdotes and humor, via phone calls and email. As one of his nephews has remarked, “There’s some great storytelling going on in heaven today.” Funeral services and inurnment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery in spring 2016.
Section V - Upcoming Events
AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....
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 Surfís 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 ďSuncoast Chapter, AFIOĒ (or cash) at check-in to cover the luncheon. If you make a reservation, donít cancel and get a cancellation confirmation by the response deadline and then donít 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
Saturday, 14 November 2015 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter hosts meeting
Location: Country Club of Orange Park. Questions and reservations: Quiel Begonia at email@example.com call 352-332-6150. Cost will be $16 each, pay the Country Club at the luncheon.
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 Departmentís highest honor for bravery, the Medal of Valor, and led LAPD through the implementation of significant reforms. He helped create the blueprint for LAPDís 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 Masterís Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigationís National Executive Institute and has completed executive education programs at Harvardís 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
Wednesdays, 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 todayís response to Snowden.
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 US 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 Governmentís 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 publicís right to know.
October 21 -- Edward Snowden: The Contractor
Edward Snowdenís 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.
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. Jobyís 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 Youíre 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
Lena wrote Youíre 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 wonít ever have to interrogate a detainee who doesnít want to tell you about an upcoming terrorist attack―as Lena has―Youíre 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 Youíre Lying! and empower yourself.
Donít 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Register for the 17th NCMF General Membership Meeting
& Symposium. The theme is "The Changing Face
of Terrorism," and the program features: NCMF President Richard C. Schaeffer, Jr. will give opening (& closing) remarks; Special tribute to Lt Gen Lincoln D. Faurer, former Chairman of the NCMF BoD; NCMF Curator Pat Weadon will give an update about the NCM & new exhibits; Presentation by Nancy Dillman, former CIA case officer, Afghanistan; Keynote presentation by Robert Grenier, former director, CIA Counterterrorism Center & author of 88 Days to Kandahar; Presentation by David Rohde, author of A Rope and a Prayer, A Kidnapping from Two Sides; Update on milestones, site & architectual planning from Larry Castro, COO, Cyber Center for Education and Innovation - National Cryptologic Museum.
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 Centerís 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 (1914Ė1918), 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 ďGreat War.Ē 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 email@example.com.
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.
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - Washington, DC - "The 21st Century Intelligence Mission" is theme of Second Annual CIA and GWU Ethos and Profession of Intelligence National Security Conference
Registration is now open for the 2nd annual “Ethos and Profession of Intelligence” National Security Conference, a public event held jointly between CIA and the George Washington University (GWU).
The conference features an opening address by D/CIA Brennan, a keynote by Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper, and sets of IC panelists, national security experts, current and former foreign intelligence partners, private sector leaders, and members of the media. Panelists will examine the ways technologies and social change are altering the role of intelligence agencies in the 21st century. They also will discuss how agencies interact with policy makers, recruit and develop staff, protect civil liberties, and build international partnerships. The panels are as follows: 21st Century Challenges: Denied Areas, Digital Domains, and Determined Adversaries; 21st Century Warning: What Should Policymakers Reasonably Expect?; Bridging 20th Century Law and 21st Century Intelligence; 21st Century Intelligence Officers: What Capabilities Do They Need to Fulfill the Mission?; and The Shared 21st Century International Mission – Partners in Security.
Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis here. There is no fee to attend. Event location is at GWU’s Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, DC.
Registrants should arrive at GWU’s Lisner Auditorium, located at 730 21st Street NW Washington, D.C. 20052, to check-in for the event from 8 – 9 a.m on 27 October. The event will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 5:30 p.m. The conference is free-of-charge, and lunch will be provided. Parking is available for a fee at GWU garages.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-250-6765; or call Doris Key, email@example.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.
Explore 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.ís top secret background on a True World Ops Bus Tour. Youíll discover the secrets behind notorious spy sites in and around the nationís 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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