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Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies
A CNN TV Series Premieres
Sunday, 19 June at 10 pm ET/PT
REMINDER - Tomorrow, by invitation only, is the...
Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 9am - 5pm
Organized criminal networks in the Western Hemisphere and their
ability to integrate domestic gangs and international terrorist
syndicates pose a grave and multi-dimensional threat to regional
stability. Many regional governments in the Western Hemisphere
have become closely aligned with this crime-terror nexus, as well
as with extra-regional state actors, namely China, Russia and
Iran―offsetting US influence in the region.
Crime and Cryptology
Hear Daniel Olson, Chief of Cryptanalysis
20 June 2016, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
RSVP now to attend the 2016 Schorreck Memorial Lecture Speaker Series.
This year's program features special guest Daniel Olson, Chief of the Cryptanalysis and Racketeering Records Unit at the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, VA. Highlights will include solved and unsolved ciphers from notorious criminals such as the Zodiac Killer of the 1960s, BTK serial killer Dennis Raeder, as well as the enciphered journal of UNABOMBER Ted Kaczynski.
This series is sponsored by the Center for Cryptologic History
and held at the National Cryptologic Museum.
International Security & Intelligence Program
18 July thru 5 August 2016
Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTSInternational Olympic Committee Establish Joint Integrity Intelligence Unit for Rio 2016. A Joint Integrity Intelligence Unit (JIIU) will be operated by the International Olympic Committee and Rio 2016 at this year's Olympic Games in an effort to protect the probity of the event.
Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCEFormer NSA and CIA Director Michael Hayden's Favorite Gadgets. We're a Mac kind of family, which had nothing to do with my view on the Apple/FBI controversy; we find that they're a bit more resistant to attack. I just picked up an iPad Pro, which I've immediately fallen in love with. And I'm talking with you on an iPhone 6s. My normal rhythm in the morning is: The alarm goes off, I grab the iPad, download the CIA press clips and see what's going on in the world. I have got the attachable keyboard, so when I want to sit down somewhere, it's as if I'm at my workstation, even though I can easily tuck it into my backpack.
Section IV - OBITUARIES, JOBS AND CAREER FAIRS
Hart, 91, of Chestertown, Md. died 31 May
2016 of heart failure. "Bill" was born in Grafton, WV. His parents deserted him as a child and he was raised by his paternal
grandmother and her third husband. When his step-grandfather died Bill was a junior in high school, his grandmother moved to New York City,
leaving Bill to finish high school alone.
He graduated from high school and worked as a brakeman on the B & O Railroad before joining the Navy in 1943 for service in WWII. After being in the Navy's V-12 commissioning program at Emory University he was commissioned an Ensign in the US Naval Reserve, and he served on the aircraft carrier USS Philippine Sea, home-ported in Quincy, MA. After the war and discharged from active duty, Bill worked as an insurance salesman in Phoenix, AZ, where his daughter was born, and as a portrait photographer in Manhattan, living in East Orange, NJ, where his eldest son was born.
Recalled to active duty for the Korean Conflict, he served on the aircraft carrier USS Leyte, homeported in Norfolk, VA. He was the Senior Watch Officer and a Gunnery Officer, and a qualified Bomb Disposal Technician and Deep Sea Diver. While aboard the Leyte in October 1953 at South Boston Naval Shipyard, a conflagration killed 37 men, including Bill's roommate, and injured 28 others. Lieutenant Hart was cited for courage in organizing fire-fighting and damage control efforts in the aft of the ship. Bill left the Navy in January 1954, taking a job with RCA Corporation as a radar and communications technician. He was then hired by the Central Intelligence Agency in 1956 and Bill and his family moved to Alexandria, VA. [Read more: NewsZapMD/3June2016]
Stephen Gerard Malley, 74, a former senior executive at the NSA, died 27 May 2016 of pneumonia as a complication of Lewy Body Disease.
Malley is a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and the Harvard Senior Executive Fellows Program at the Kennedy School of Government. He specialized in the field of Communications Security during a long career of national service at the National Security Agency. He was also a USAF veteran. In free moments, he coached and promoted youth hockey in the DC Metro area, and was deemed a Master Level Coach by USA Hockey, and was a respected adviser to multiple hockey teams. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lynne, and a son and granddaughter.
Jobs and Career Fairs
TECHEXPO Top Secret Baltimore Hiring Event in Maryland; Cyber Security Hiring Event in Virginia
MARYLAND: TECHEXPO Top Secret Baltimore Hiring Event: Security-Clearance REQUIRED. Event takes place Wednesday, 15 June at the BWI Marriott, Linthicum Heights, MD. Register for the event here. IMPORTANT: one or several specific types of clearances are required for the event. If your profile does not meet the requirement, you will not be able to register. We invite you to make sure your Profile is updated before you register. Date & Time: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 9-10am; Career Seminar, 10am - 3pm: "2017 Defense Job Market Starts in July 2016 – Trends" by Bill Golden CEO of IntelligenceCareers. Event Location: BWI Marriott 1743 West Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090. Venue Telephone: 410-859-8300.
VIRGINIA: TECHEXPO Cyber Security Hiring Event, 10 am – 3 pm: Cyber Security Experience Required to Attend. Security-Clearance NOT REQUIRED but preferred. Thursday, 30 June at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd. McLean, VA 22102. Register for the event here.
Section V - Events
AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....
16 June 2016, 12:30 - 2pm - Los Angeles, CA - The AFIO L.A. Chapter hosts Kenneth Daigler on Spies, Patriots, and Traitors
Former CIA officer Kenneth Daigler will discuss key
aspects of his book Spies, Patriots, and Traitors. The cost of
the meeting will be $15 and will include a copy of the book and
refreshments served. Please RSVP: email@example.com
Meeting Location: LAPD-ARTC 5651 W. Manchester Ave Los Angeles, CA 90045
BIO: Ken Daigler is a retired career CIA operations officer, previously holding several key operations positions in the agency, and is a recipient of the William Donovan Award & Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. In addition, he has consulted for the Department of Defense in the area of counterintelligence. He has a BA in history from Centre College of Kentucky and an MA in history from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and has served in the US Marine Corps.
Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 5:30pm - New York, NY - Len Predtechenskis, former FBI, discusses "Operating Techniques for Recruiting Foreign Nationals" - at this Metro NY Chapter Meeting.
SPEAKER: Len Predtechenskis, Retired
FBI Special Agent. He operated undercover, recruited many Soviet/Russian
agents for the US Government, debriefed and resettled dozens of defectors,
directed/lead agent in many "false flag", "red herring" and "double agent"
TOPIC: "Operating Techniques for Recruiting Foreign Nationals"
LOCATION: Society of Illustrators building, 128 East 63rd Street. Between Park & Lexington Ave.
TIME: Registration starts 5:30 PM Meeting starts 6:00 PM
COST: $50/person. Payment at the door, cash & check only. Full dinner, cash bar.
REGISTER: Strongly suggested, not required. Phone Jerry Goodwin 646-717-3776 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Upcoming Events
Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 9am - 5pm - Washington, DC - 2016 Western Hemisphere Security Forum by the Daniel Morgan Academy
Event open by invitation only.
Organized criminal networks in the Western Hemisphere and their ability to integrate domestic gangs and international terrorist syndicates pose a grave and multi-dimensional threat to regional stability. Many regional governments in the Western Hemisphere have become closely aligned with this crime-terror nexus, as well as with extra-regional state actors, namely China, Russia and Iran―offsetting US influence in the region.
This one-day seminar on security in the Western Hemisphere, sponsored by the Center for a Secure Free Society and co-hosted by the Daniel Morgan Academy, brings together panels of experts who will share insight and perspectives on the threats of these extra-regional actors, the pressing security challenges in the area, and suggest solutions to rethink and improve US standing in the region.
Please note: This DMA seminar is an invitation-only event and not open to the general public. Contact DMA for more information.
Speakers/Panelists include...Amb Joseph R. DeTrani, DMA President; Amb Curt Winsor, former FSO, Costa Rica; Joseph M. Humire, Executive Director, Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS); Douglas Farah, Senior Visiting Fellow, Center for Complex Operations, NDU; Ilan Berman, Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council; Dr. R. Evan Ellis, Research Professor, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College; Dr. Michael Sharnoff, Associate Professor of Middle East Studies and Director of the Regional Studies Program at DMA; Roger Pardo-Maurer, former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs; and Fernando Men'ndez, Senior Fellow, Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS).
Event location: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, #700, Washington, DC 20036, Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations
Inquiries about attending: Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures and Seminars, Fletcher@DanielMorgan.academy or call 202-759-4988
More information online here.
Wednesday, 8 June 2016, noon to 1:15 pm - Washington, DC - Join the CI Centre for their June Global Terrorism, Espionage, and Cyber Security FREE monthly update at the Spy Museum
Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Monthly Update takes place at noon at the International Spy Museum. There is no charge. Presentation is made by David Major, a current and original member of the Board of Directors for the Museum. He is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent who was Director of Counterintelligence, Intelligence and Security Programs on the National Security Council Staff. He provides a one hour briefing on the most recent counterintelligence intelligence and security issues, breaches, and penetrations that have occurred globally during the past month. Presented in partnership with The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies (CI Centre), these updates will cover worldwide events such as newly emerging espionage, economic espionage, technology diversion cases and arrest, cyber espionage incidents, and domestic and international terrorist activities. Major uses his expertise to analyze trends and highlight emerging issues of interest to both intelligence and national security professionals, private sector professionals and the general public. To attend contact: Meaghan Smith email@example.com
Monday, 13 June 2016, 11:30 am - Washington, DC - "Uphill Battle: Reflections on Vietnam Counterinsurgency" topic of Frank Scotton's presentation at Daniel Morgan Academy
Event by invitation-only.
Frank Scotton will discuss lessons he learned regarding counterinsurgency, based upon his many years of service with the United States Information Service in the Republic of South Vietnam.
Scotton retired in 1998 as the assistant director for East Asia at the US Information Agency of the State Department. He began his overseas career more than 50 years ago in Vietnam. Between 1962 and 1975, he spent part of each year in Vietnam with the US Information Service and then took assignments with the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV)/Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support (CORDS) and with the Joint United States Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO), merged USIA, State Department, and Defense Department public affairs elements in Vietnam
Reception at 11:30 am; Lecture starts at noon followed by Q & A
LOCATION: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20036; Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations
For more information or to RSVP or contact Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures and Seminars, DMA at Fletcher@DanielMorgan.academy; call 202-759-4988.
Thursday, 16 June 2016, 5:30pm- 8:00pm ' Washington, DC ' KidSpy: Spy Fiction Writer's Workshop at the International Spy Museum
The shadow world of spying has captured the imagination of authors for centuries. Join Melissa Mahle, former CIA intelligence officer and author of Anatolia Steppe: Lost in Petra and Camp Secret, and discover how her skills as a real former spy helped her develop characters and stories for her book. Children and teenagers ages 9-14 will develop the plot and storyline that grips readers' attention and quickens their pulses. Tickets include dinner. Advance registration required. Tickets: $30. Visit www.spymuseum.org
21 June 2016, 11:30am - McLean, VA - Defense Intelligence Forum hears from Allen Keiswetter, FSO, on "Middle East Update"
Mr. Allen Keiswetter will speak on 'Middle East Update: Discussions on Syria, Iraq and the Islamic State as well as Obama's legacy in the Middle East' at the Defense Intelligence Forum luncheon.
Keiswetter, a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer, is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs. His responsibilities included Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia. He served in six Arab countries including Iraq and Saudi Arabia. As a scholar at the Middle East Institute, he made more than 200 media appearances on CNN, BBC, Fox News, and other news outlets. He taught courses on the Persian Gulf, Islam and the Middle East at the National Defense Intelligence College, the National War College, and the University of Maryland.
Event location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA
Pay at the door with a check for $29 payable to DIAA, Inc. Registration starts at 1130 AM, lunch at 1200 PM
The forum follows modified Chatham House rule: you may use the information, but with the exception of speaker's name and subject, you may make no attribution. Everything will be off the record.
Reservations due by 19 June 2016 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. For each attendee,
choose among chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage with
peppers, fettuccini with portabella for your luncheon selection. Please
send in your luncheon selection with your reservation to reduce the wait
time for your food,
Checks are preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payments are discouraged.
Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 7:30 to 8:45pm - McLean, VA - The Westminster Institute presents "Defenseless in the Face of our Enemies: What Keeps America from Protecting Itself from Radical Islam?" - asks Andrew C. McCarthy III, former assistant US attorney for the Southern District of New York
Our legal architecture for fighting the infiltration of radical Islam is stuck in a pre-1993 Cold War framework. That framework prohibits the exclusion of aliens on the grounds of ideological animus against the U.S. as opposed to terrorist activities. We face an ideology that promotes acts of mass terror and thrives on resistance to assimilation. The State Department's strategy for countering violent extremism issued a week ago is, as usual, absent any mention of Islam. What's more, the U.S. continues to suffer from the lack of any institution within the government from which to actually execute such a strategy, were we to have a sensible one, in terms of the war of ideas.
Andrew C. McCarthy III is a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. He led the 1995 terrorism prosecution against Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman and eleven others. The defendants were convicted of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and of planning a series of attacks against New York City landmarks. He also contributed to the prosecutions of terrorists who bombed U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. He resigned from the Justice Department in 2003. He is a contributing editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute. McCarthy is the author of "The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America," "How Obama Embraces Islam's Sharia Agenda," "Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad," "Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy," and "How the Obama Administration Has Politicized Justice."
Event location and sponsor: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101. Register here. There is no fee to attend.
Monday, 27 June 2016, 6:30-9pm - Washington, DC - Lockpicking 101 - International Spy Museum Spy School Workshop
Spying today may seem dominated by the digital realm of hackers,
cryptography, and eavesdropping, but the field operative will never go
away. In the physical world, where secrets are under lock and key,
sometimes the only way in is to pick the lock.
In this workshop, led by Preston Thomas, president of the DC Chapter of The Open Organization Of Lockpickers, you'll learn the art and science of how locks work-and how to open them. From classical picking to field expedient methods, we will survey the tools and techniques necessary to attack many common locks. Try your hand at getting out of handcuffs and zip ties. Discover if you really can escape with just your wits and a bobby pin. Participants will work in small groups getting hands-on practice with lockpicking experts, and once you've got "the touch," you can put your skills to the test against other students.
Location: City Tap House, 901 9th St NW, Washington, DC - Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
High-quality lock picking kits will be available to take home after the class for $25 (cash or check). Please email email@example.com if you would like one.
Food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the event.
TICKETS: $35. Space limited to 30 - advance registration required. No tickets available at event. To register contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, 9 July 2016, 11am-noon - Washington, DC - The Magic of Spying: Tradecraft Trickery - at the International Spy Museum
In the real-life world of espionage, spies often call upon the art of magic and illusion to distract the enemy, make evidence disappear, and escape unnoticed. Join professional magician, Peter Wood, as he demonstrates the art of misdirection, sleight of hand, and other illusions used by skilled spies. This one of a kind performance, custom-designed for the Spy Museum, is guaranteed to fascinate children and adults alike. Ages: 7 and up. Space is limited– advance registration required. Tickets: $10. Visit www.spymuseum.org
Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 6:30-8:30pm - Washington, DC - High Hand: The Authors Behind the Thrills - at the International Spy Museum
Espionage, political machinations, oil, secretly funded high-tech weapons of intelligence, ghosts of the Cold War, murder, and poker. Join the three co-authors of High Hand, a new spy thriller, to explore how they used their professional and personal experiences to create this novel written using the pseudonym Curtis J. James on the CIA and SVR. The authors: Pentagon journalist James Rosen, and cancer scientist Curtis Harris, and James Ellenberger, a former senior official of a national labor federation, will be joined by Spy Museum board member and retired KGB Major General Oleg D. Kalugin. Tickets: $12. Visit www.spymuseum.org
Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 7- 8:15pm - Washington, DC - Spy School Workshop with Eric O'Neill and SpyChasers presents: Welcome to Khandar - at the International Spy Museum
You are invited to an evening at the Khandar Embassy with Eric O'Neill…but all is not as it seems. The Embassy has just become the center of an espionage investigation with global repercussions. It's up to you to identify the spy from among four Embassy luminaries before time runs out. Space is limited to 25 participants -- advance registration is required. Tickets: $45. Visit www.spymuseum.org
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