AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #26-16 dated 28 June 2016

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - ANNOUNCEMENTS, and DEATHS

Announcements

Deaths

Section V - Events

Upcoming AFIO Events

Other Upcoming Events

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Episode #2 of CNN's
Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies

"The Hunt for Saddam"

The Hunt for Saddam - Episode 2
Click image above to view episode.

This CNN TV Series appears each Sunday at 10pm EDT.

Season, Episode, Title, Release Date
1, 1, Trigon: The KGB Chess Game, 2016-06-19
1, 2, The Hunt for Saddam, 2016-06-26 (click image above to view)
1, 3, Zarqawi: The Father of ISIS, 2016-07-03
1, 4, Cuba: Traitor on the Inside, 2016-07-10
1, 5, Cross International: The Billion Dollar Black Market, 2016-08-14
1, 6, The Taliban's Double Agent, 2016-08-21
1, 7, Red Storm Rising, 2016-08-28
1, 8, Hexagon: The Secret Satellite, 2016-09-04

TRIGON - View full episode #1 here

SADDAM - View full episode #2 here

The series provides factual accounts of America's covert operations told firsthand by the officers who lived it, and includes access to the often complicated, hidden world of covert operations and espionage.
Series is hosted by former US Congressman/former House Intelligence Committee chair and current CNN national security contributor and AFIO member Mike Rogers.


"The Color of Courage" featuring Dr. Julian Kulski
at the Daniel Morgan Academy

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 5 - 7pm - Washington, DC

The Daniel Morgan Academy hosts an exclusive, invitation-only national security lecture featuring The Color of Courage: The World War II Diary of Julian Kulski with a presentation by Dr. Julian Kulski.
"If there is going to be a war, I do not want to miss it." So writes Julian Kulski a few days before WWII begins, in his remarkable diary of a boy at war from ages 10 to 16.
At age 12 Kulski is recruited as a soldier in the clandestine Underground Army by his Boy Scout leader, and at age 13 enters the Warsaw Ghetto on a secret mission. Arrested by the Gestapo at age 14 and sentenced to Auschwitz, he is rescued and joins the commandos. At age 15, Kulski fights in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. He ends the war as a German POW, finally risking a dash for freedom onto an American truck instead of waiting for Soviet "liberation."
Dr. Julian Kulski will speak about his experiences fighting in the Polish Underground during World War II.
TIMES: Reception with food and wine starts at 5 pm. Presentation by Dr. Kulski is from 6 to 7 pm.
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 do so here or contact Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures and Seminars, DMA at Fletcher@DanielMorgan.academy; call 202-759-4988.
Please note: DMA events are by invitation-only and not open to the public. Contact the Academy for more information.

Three other DMA events in July feature Terry Roberts, Former DD/ONI; David Shedd, former DD/DIA; and Fran More, former CIA DDI. Information appears in list of events at left.


The NCMF 2016 Summer Cryptologic Program Features

Gen Michael V. Hayden on "American Intelligence in the Age of Terror"

Monday, 25 July 2016, 10 am - 1 pm
Annapolis Junction, MD

The NCMF's 2016 Summer program, featuring a presentation by former DIRNSA and Director, CIA, General Michael Hayden, will be held from 1000-1115, followed by a question and answer session from 1115-1145. Lunch will be served at 1145.
Gen Hayden will discuss the reasons behind his decisions to respond to the world of terrorism and other challenges the United States faced as the technological revolution proceeded with far reaching demands. He defends these decisions strongly and provides counter-arguments to accusations of wrongdoing which regularly appeared in the media in the wake of the Snowden revelations. General Hayden also defends the CIA workforce in the face of disclosures about the rendition program, the methods of interrogation, and the results of such controversial measures. One of the key players in the modern world of intelligence, his presentation will shed new light on some of the most controversial issues of today's world. Gen Hayden's book, Playing the to Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror, was recently published and he will cover information presented in that memoir. A link to the NY Times review of his book is here.
A book signing with Gen Hayden will take place after his presentation and his book will be available to purchase. In addition, a selection of interesting books from the Foundation's used book collection will be on sale in the lobby area.
WHERE: L-3 Communications at 2720 Technology Drive, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701
REGISTRATION INFO: Don't miss this interesting, informative program. The registration fee is $20 for members or $50 for guests (includes a one-year NCMF membership). Register online via the REGISTER NOW link here. Or you may mail-in your registration fee. Please mail checks to NCMF - P.O. Box 1682 Fort George G. Meade, Maryland 20755-9998.

*Registration will close - COB 22 July 2016*


Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Croatian Intelligence Report Downplays Terror Threat.  A new report by Croatia's Security and Intelligence Agency, SOA, says the security situation in the country is stable, although it adds that recent terrorist attacks in Europe show "a more complex situation in Croatia's surroundings."

The report, published on Sunday, says terrorist attacks in Europe, especially in France, Belgium and Bosnia, have increased the risk of terrorism in Croatia.

"Although the level of the terrorist threat from Islamist departures [Islamist fighters leaving for the Middle East] is very low for the Republic of Croatia, the level of the terrorist threat has increased for the whole of Europe as well as for Croatia," it warns.

The report says local followers of radical interpretations of Islam number only a few dozens persons, most of whom do not advocate terrorism.  [Read more:  Milekic/BalkanInsight/27June2016]

Joshua Skule Named Executive Assistant Director for the Intelligence Branch.  Director James B. Comey has named Joshua Skule as the executive assistant director for intelligence at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ) in Washington, DC. Mr. Skule most recently served as the assistant director of the Directorate of Intelligence.

Mr. Skule began his career as a special agent with the FBI in 1998. He was first assigned to the Chicago Division, where he investigated violent crimes and public corruption.

Throughout his career, Mr. Skule has held various leadership positions in the Counterterrorism Division and the Washington Field Office, including as the special agent in charge of the Intelligence Division.

Mr. Skule will assume this new role effective immediately.  [FBI/23June2016]

Intelligence Marines Join Forces to Conduct Training in Jamaica.   Intelligence Marines from several detachments of Intelligence Support Battalion and Production and Analysis Company joined forces to help kick off Phase II of exercise Tradewinds 2016 by assuming command and control responsibilities and helping support 17 partner nations learn various C2 functions in a classroom environment.

US Marine Corps Reserve intelligence specialists from California, Colorado, Illinois and Louisiana took part in the multinational military training event by promoting new and effective techniques of conducting intelligence operations, mission planning and source reporting. All of the analysts served as liaisons to their Jamaican Defence Force counterparts and provided guidance and instruction on how intelligence drives operations and mission planning.

With all of the training events taking place, these analysts realize the importance of bridging the gap between planner and operator and fusing information to provide an accurate and effective battlespace picture.

"There is a threat to every nation, everywhere and it is of great benefit that we can work together towards a common goal; a common threat," said Sgt. Joshua George, intelligence analyst from Chicago. "Joint operations help strengthen any force and create a forum to share new ideas and help resolve issues that any nation may be dealing with."   [Read more: Chandler/Marines/27June2016]

Senate Committee Looks to Revive Cold-War Era Body to Catch Russian Spies.  Congress is pushing the White House to revive a Cold War-era committee to crack down on Russian spies, underscoring just how uneasy Washington is about its adversaries in Moscow.

In its 2017 Intelligence Authorization Bill, the Senate Intelligence Committee is asking the White House to reinstate a presidentially-appointed group to unmask Russian spies and uncover Russian-sponsored assassinations. The group, which would include personnel from the State Department, intelligence community and several other executive offices, would meet monthly. Along with spies and covert killings, the committee would also investigate the funding of front groups - or cover organizations for Russian operations - "covert broadcasting, media manipulation" and secret funding.

A similar interagency body called the "Active Measures Working Group" existed during the Cold War, but it hasn't been active in decades. This new group would be modeled after its Cold War predecessor, one US intelligence official said on condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive bill.

The intelligence bill passed through the Senate committee in May, and now must be passed by the full Senate.  [Read more:  Watkins/Buzzfeed/21June2016]

Amazon Opens Private Cloud Marketplace for Intelligence Community.  Amazon Web Services has opened a cloud marketplace for the US Intelligence Community, making it easier for the 17 intelligence agencies to purchase software infrastructure, developer tools and applications from authorized vendors.

Intelligence agencies can use the marketplace to search, buy and deploy software packages in the private cloud AWS has built for the IC. Available third-party products include software for big data and analytics, cloud transition support, DevOps, geospatial and information assurance and security, according to AWS.

After meeting requirements for selling on the marketplace, software vendors and authorized resellers can list products at hourly utility computing or annual subscription rates. According to Amazon, all products must work in the AWS Commercial Cloud Services space, steering clear of attempted calls to the public internet or external resources.

Agencies can purchase software using pay-as-you-go pricing, launch products using AWS One-Click deployment and test and evaluate software - a feature available though the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud console.  [Read more:  Ziadeh/GCN/22June2016]

IARPA Wants to Stop You From Spoofing Facial Scans and Fingerprints.  An intelligence community agency wants to make sure people can't evade biometric security systems.

R&D team the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is looking for technology that can detect when someone is trying to "disguise their biometric identity," especially fingerprints, facial and iris scans.

The program, called "Thor," aims to stop the so-called presentation attacks that make it difficult for biometric databases to correctly identify subjects. This might involve using a prosthetic to either hide the subject's real prints, or to present someone else's, a new IARPA announcement says.

Fingerprint mutilation and facial plastic surgery may also throw off current systems. A subject may also simply try to scan different parts of their finger on a sensor "to minimize overlapping data."  [Read more:  Ravindranath/NextGov/20June2016]

Porsche Sells Cars to Romania's Intelligence Service.  Porsche Romania will deliver 100 Audi cars from the SUV M1 category to Romania's Intelligence Service (SRI). The cars will be used for the institution's activities.

The contract has been signed for one year and eight months and is estimated at EUR 3.7 million, without VAT, reports local Profit.ro. Automobile Bavaria and Hirode Service also took part in the auction.

Porsche Romania is the largest car importer in the local market and had a turnover of EUR 453 million last year, up 14% compared to 2015. The company imports brands such as Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, and Skoda.  [RomaniaInsider/22June2016]

Somalian Intelligence Head Shot by Guard.  The head of Somalia's national intelligence and security agency has been killed by his own bodyguard, a security official says.

Abdiwali Ibrahim Mohamed was gunned down in the town of Jowhar, 90 kilometres north-east of the capital, Mogadishu, the official told DPA on Tuesday on condition of anonymity.

Three other members of the agency, who were accompanying Mohamed, were injured, he said.

The bodyguard was on the run, while more than 15 members of the security agency had been arrested, according to the official.  [Read more:  4bu/22June2016]

Moscow Building Spy Site in Nicaragua.  The Russian government is building an electronic intelligence-gathering facility in Nicaragua as part of Moscow's efforts to increase military and intelligence activities in the Western Hemisphere.

The signals intelligence site is part of a recent deal between Moscow and Managua involving the sale of 50 T-72 Russian tanks, said defense officials familiar with reports of the arrangement.

The tank deal and spy base have raised concerns among some officials in the Pentagon and nations in the region about a military buildup under leftist Nicaraguan leader Daniel Ortega.

Disclosure of the Russia-Nicaraguan spy base comes as three US officials were expelled from Nicaragua last week. The three Department of Homeland Security officials were picked up by Nicaraguan authorities, driven to the airport, and sent to the United States without any belongings.  [Read more:  Gertz/WashingtonFreeBeacon/23June2016]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

A Senate Committee Wants to Crack Down on Spy Agencies' Cozy Relationship With Hollywood.  The Intelligence Community is going to have to justify its relationship with Hollywood.

Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, the Republican chairman and ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, included an amendment in the annual intelligence-spending bill passed late last month that calls for the Director of National Intelligence to submit an annual report to congressional oversight committees detailing how the CIA and 15 other intelligence agencies interact with the entertainment industry.

The measure, which defines the entertainment industry broadly, follows a series of reports published by VICE News over the past year detailing the agency's role in the production of 22 entertainment-related projects between 2006 and 2011. They included major motion pictures like Zero Dark Thirty and Argo; reality television series such as Top Chef; the cable drama series, Covert Affairs; and books including The Devil's Light by Richard North Patterson. In the case of Zero Dark Thirty, writer and producer Mark Boal and Katherine Bigelow gave CIA officers involved in the operation that resulted in the killing of Osama bin Laden gifts including dinners, fake pearl earrings, a bottle of tequila, and tickets to a Prada fashion show. The filmmakers, in turn, got access.

In some instances CIA officials disclosed classified information to producers and writers. An investigation by the CIA's inspector general (IG) into the agency's dealings with Bigelow and Boal identified several potential criminal violations of federal law, such as the bribery of public officials and witnesses, by the filmmakers. (The Senate Intelligence Committee receives classified versions of the CIA's IG reports at the time they are finalized. It appears that the catalyst behind the amendment is news stories detailing the CIA's relationship with Hollywood.)  [Read more:  Leopold/ViceNews/23June2016]

US Spies: Israeli Agent Jonathan Pollard Could Spill More Secrets - Even After 30 Years Behind Bars.  Jonathan Pollard, the former US intelligence analyst turned spy for Israel, wants the American government to ease up on the conditions of his parole. In legal briefs, he has argued that Washington should stop monitoring his personal computer and online activities and not force him to wear a personal GPS device that tracks Pollard's movements in New York, where he has been living since his release from federal prison last year.

To which the US intelligence community has essentially replied, "Oh, hell no."

In a series of declarations filed late Friday with the US Parole Commission, senior US intelligence officials forcefully argued that Pollard still poses a risk to national security because if left unchecked, he could divulge US secrets - and even old ones could do harm.

"Some of the sources and methods used to develop some of the intelligence exposed by Mr. Pollard not only remain classified but are still in use by the Intelligence Community today," Jennifer L. Hudson, a senior official in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, said in a written statement (PDF).  [Read more:  Harris/DailyBeast/21June2016]

The F-35's First Missions: Intelligence and Covert Operations.   Once they touch down at Nevatim Air Base this December, the Israel Air Force will begin a race against the clock to make the stealth aircraft a key part of daily operations within one year.

According to Brig.-Gen. Tal Kelman, IAF chief of staff, the planes will receive by December 2017 the status of initial operational capability, meaning that little time will pass between when Israel receives the jets and when they begin flying missions.

As soon as they become active within the IAF, the planes will begin taking over jobs currently carried out by F-15s and F-16s - flights that are critical to maintaining Israeli security - and F-35s will begin performing them at a level previously unseen in the Middle East.

Top priority missions will include intelligence-gathering flights to glean data on Israel’s enemies. Intelligence flights will deploy the plane’s array of sensors, and call on its ability to share large quantities of data on a military Intranet in real time.  [Read more:  Lappin/JerusalemPost/23June2016]

Israel Reveals Controversial 'Lavon Affair' Correspondence, 62 Years Later.  The Defense Minister released a collection of documents on Thursday from more than 50 years ago relating to the Lavon Affair. Code-named Operation Susannah by IDF military intelligence, it involved a Jewish terror cell in Egypt that was sought to undermine Cairo's relations with the United States and Britain. The newly released documents show that the head of the IDF Intelligence Corps, Binyamin Gibli, made major but unsuccessful efforts to clear his name over the matter.

The cell, whose members were arrested in the summer of 1954, had planned to plant bombs in movie houses, a post office, and US institutions in Cairo and Alexandria, making it look like the bombs were the work of Egyptians. Then-Prime Minister Moshe Sharett apparently had no advance knowledge of the operation, but it forced the resignation of then-Defense Minister Pinhas Lavon.

The newly released correspondence from Haim Laskov, the IDF chief of staff in the late 1950s and early 1960s, as well as from Gibli himself, relate to Gibli's efforts to clear his name after he was dismissed from his post.

In 1960, Gibli denied that he had been the one to give the orders to carry out the attacks in Egypt and asked that a committee of inquiry be convened. "I don't see any other way to defend my honor as an IDF officer and human being," he wrote. [Read more:  Cohen/Haaretz/25June2016]

Newly Discovered Intelligence Reports Reveal German Thinking in WWII.  The German Historical Institute in Moscow together with the Central Archive of the Ministry of Defense have published documents compiled by Soviet military intelligence - 341 files with translated papers of the Third Reich, interrogation reports of prisoners of war and soldiers' personal letters. Matthias Uhl, a researcher at the German Historical Institute in Moscow, selected and commented on eight documents that he believes would be of particularly interest to general readers.

The new set of documents comprises 341 files containing German documents translated by Soviet military intelligence into Russian for the General Staff of the Red Army. In addition, this set includes interrogation reports of German prisoners of war, assessments and other internal correspondence of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the USSR (GRU) and other agencies. All of these documents are being published for the first time.  [Read more:  Kommersant/27June2016]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Can Brazil Protect the Olympic Games and Its Own Citizens?  "Brazil, you are our next target." The tweet went unnoticed at first, lost in the aftermath of the devastating Paris attacks of November 2015. It was sent by Frenchman Maxime Hauchard, a self-declared jihadist and Islamic State affiliate. News of the post resurfaced in April this year after Brazil's counterterrorism czar, Luiz Alberto Sallaberry, confirmed that he was taking such threats seriously in the run-up to the Olympic Games in August.

Brazilian security personnel are not the only ones preoccupied with security threats. In all, intelligence officials from 55 countries are setting up shop in Rio de Janeiro to monitor the digital and physical terrain. They have reason to be nervous. Last month Islamic State launched a new social media channel - Nashir Portugues - designed specifically to attract Portuguese-speaking sympathizers, using an encrypted messaging system. This is the first such effort in Brazil, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist activities online.

Besides Islamic militants, Brazil's intelligence agency, ABIN, has identified at least 1,600 hackers involved in more than 12,400 attacks on government domains since 2012. They are potentially less lethal than religious extremists, but still worrisome. Virtually the entire IT system for the Games has been migrated to the cloud instead of physical servers, improving efficiency but introducing new vulnerabilities to cyberattacks.

Of the hackers Brazil identified, only 10% were linked to cybercrime; more than half were associated with ideologically motivated hacktivists, the kind who might target the Olympics to embarrass the government and corporate sponsors as the hashtag #OpOlympicHacking implies.   [Read more:  Muggah&Thompson/LATimes/22June2016]

What It's Like to Be a Muslim in the CIA.  It was the day after the 2009 Fort Hood shooting. I was working as a CIA analyst. I sat in a room with the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, along with several other analysts, as we discussed the attack. The mood was intense and somber. We focused on the killer, an Army psychiatrist and practicing Muslim named Nidal Malik Hasan, and how he had slipped through the cracks - how had he not been identified as an insider threat to our military? I was the only Muslim in the room - an observant Muslim convert who also is African American.

Did I feel in any way awkward or conflicted as a practicing Muslim? No. My colleagues knew my character and allegiances. And I know my own. It pained me, though, to realize that more people, both Muslim and not, would now consider a Muslim working in US military, law enforcement, or intelligence to be at odds with Islam.

Many Muslims see America's national security focus on violent Islamist groups as evidence of an anti-Islam conspiracy. And many non-Muslims assume that religiously adherent Muslims must sympathize with the jihadist cause. As a practicing Muslim who worked inside the national security establishment, I found both of those perceptions invalid.

There are Muslims like myself who believe not just that we must denounce terrorists but that stopping them is an honorable act of faith. The practice of Islam encourages cultivating Salaam inwardly and outwardly. This term means more than peace. It denotes establishing security and safety.  [Read more:  Fanusie/VOX/22June2016]

Understanding Brexit's Security Implications.  On June 23, British voters chose to leave the European Union. This important referendum, colloquially termed Brexit, has sent shockwaves across Europe and the world. The victory of the Leave side, with 52 percent of the vote, versus 48 percent for Remain, is a rare historical turning point that is understood at the time as the epic event that it actually is. Neither the EU nor the United Kingdom will ever be the same.

Why Leave triumphed, contrary to countless opinion polls before the vote, will be debated for decades. Yet the amazing failure of Britain's political class to understand the majority of its citizenry is already apparent. Prime Minister David Cameron and his Labour opposition spoke with one voice - Remain - as did the strong majority of political pundits and commentators. It did no good.

Cameron has been exposed as the ineffectual trimmer he in fact always was. His announcement of his impending resignation only hours after the vote was deserved, given the debacle he engendered by calling the vote in the first place. Foolishly, Cameron made an EU referendum a campaign plank in his Conservative Party's 2015 reelection campaign - which he won, thereby casting the die for Brexit.

For all the responsibility of Britain's political class for this disaster, ultimate blame must fall on Germany, whose roughshod de facto rule over the EU has caused hard feelings in most member states. The unilateral decision by Chancellor Angela Merkel last summer to open the floodgates of her country - and therefore also the EU - to millions of migrants from the east and south has changed Europe already, and promises to bring dramatic social, political, and economic changes in the decades to come.  [Read more:  Schindler/Observer/27June2016]

Section IV - ANNOUNCEMENTS, and DEATHS

Announcements

"Espionage and Spycraft" - theme of WETA Neighborhoods Program on July 5 - features David Major, AFIO Board Member

On July 5, in a segment on the WETA Neighborhoods program, David Major, CI Centre President and retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent (a member of AFIO's Board), and Oleg Kalugin, retired KGB Major General and former resident in Washington, DC, discuss espionage and other spycraft that occurred on the streets of Georgetown during the Cold War.
The program will be available at this link and for many months in the section below that page following original broadcast.

Deaths

Thelma Fontyn, NSA - Earliest Government Girl at Pentagon, has died

Thelma Wilhelm Fontyn, 93, died 2 May 2016. She was born in 1922, attended business school, and then moved to Washington, DC to work for the Federal Government. She was one of the first employees to work at the Pentagon! She spent several years post-WWII working in Germany during reconstruction with General Ralph Canine: a particularly exciting chapter of what was to be her long life. She completed her 27 year federal career working at the NSA. After retiring in 1968 she took several PT positions, one with Montgomery County Public Schools.
She was involved in Girl Scouting for many years as a troop leader, QSP Chairman and volunteer. She was an active member and President of the Porcelain Painters Guild of Maryland. She loved to garden and was a long time member of The Silver Spring Garden Club. She travelled the world at every opportunity and enjoyed all the places and people she encountered along her wonderful and storied journey.
She was a proud member of The Phoenix Society. She is survived by two daughters and other relatives.


Section V - Events

AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO - The Rocky Mountain AFIO Chapter presents two speakers on: "Dynamism in the US and China Codependency Dance."

The world's largest two economies are dealing with significant, possibly unsurmountable challenges. Internally, a widening income gap and questions about political leadership have led many to wonder whether either the PRC or the United States are on sustainable paths. Even as two-way trade between the two is at all-time highs, domestic Chinese issues like capital flight and slowing growth are changing the nature of bilateral economic and political ties. The US government has leveraged cheap credit--largely made possible by the PRC's appetite for treasuries--but Beijing has started unloading its holdings.
And in the midst of all this, the PRC is asserting itself more on the international scene, especially in the South China Sea. The discussion will touch on the above issues as well the Chinese leadership's attempt to guide an economic transition from export-based growth to one that centers on internal consumption.

Our speakers:
Dan S. has worked in human intelligence in Vietnam before working at the RAND Corporation on B-52 effectiveness. He joined the Defense Intelligence Agency as a strategic analyst and contributed to National Security Memoranda and the President's Daily Briefing. Afterwards, he was a faculty member at the United States Air Force Academy's Political Science Department. He has a BA in English from Trinity College and an MA in Sino-Soviet Studies from George Washington University. He currently works in Denver.
Hans B. first traveled to the PRC in 1999; his professional and academic endeavors have focused on China's society, economy, and politics ever since. An analyst, Hans has advised many businesses and government agencies on strategy and political risk, market entry, and local partner development. He has a BA in Chinese Language and Literature and Asian Studies from CU-Boulder and an MA in International Affairs from George Washington University. Currently, he is an entrepreneur in Colorado Springs.

For more information, please contact Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net.


Other Upcoming Events


Thursday, 30 June 2016, 5 - 7pm - Washington, DC - "The Color of Courage" featuring Dr. Julian Kulski at the Daniel Morgan Academy

The Daniel Morgan Academy hosts an exclusive, invitation-only national security lecture featuring The Color of Courage: The World War II Diary of Julian Kulski with a presentation by Dr. Julian Kulski.
"If there is going to be a war, I do not want to miss it." So writes Julian Kulski a few days before WWII begins, in his remarkable diary of a boy at war from ages 10 to 16.
At age 12 Kulski is recruited as a soldier in the clandestine Underground Army by his Boy Scout leader, and at age 13 enters the Warsaw Ghetto on a secret mission. Arrested by the Gestapo at age 14 and sentenced to Auschwitz, he is rescued and joins the commandos. At age 15, Kulski fights in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. He ends the war as a German POW, finally risking a dash for freedom onto an American truck instead of waiting for Soviet "liberation."
Dr. Julian Kulski will speak about his experiences fighting in the Polish Underground during World War II.
TIMES: Reception with food and wine starts at 5 pm. Presentation by Dr. Kulski is from 6 to 7 pm.
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 do so here or contact Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures and Seminars, DMA at Fletcher@DanielMorgan.academy; call 202-759-4988.
Please note: DMA events are by invitation-only and not open to the public. Contact the Academy for more information.

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 11:30am - 1pm - Washington, DC - "Expectations of Privacy in the Digital Age" by Terry Roberts, Former DD/ONI, at the Daniel Morgan Academy

The Daniel Morgan Academy hosts an exclusive, invitation-only national security lecture featuring Terry Roberts, former Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, speaking on the expectation of privacy in the digital age.

TIMING: Reception at 11:30 am, remarks by Terry Roberts 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 do so here or contact Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures and Seminars, DMA at Fletcher@DanielMorgan.academy; call 202-759-4988.
Please note: DMA events are by invitation-only and not open to the public. Contact the Academy for more information.

Friday, 8 July 2016, 11:30 am - 1 pm - Washington, DC - David Shedd, former DD/DIA on "Intelligence Challenges in a Volatile World" - at the Daniel Morgan Academy

Presentation by David Shedd, former Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, on "Intelligence Challenges in a Volatile World." Reliance by decision makers on exquisite intelligence collection, counterintelligence, and analysis is greater today than at any time in memory. The hurdles before us as a nation are not insurmountable but should not be underestimated. We are entering the technological exponential age wherein our adversaries - state and non-state protagonists - are making the global environment increasingly challenging in shaping our own national security destiny. Innovation, public-private partnerships, and significantly increased integration among the elements of the American Intelligence Community, and collaboration with our friends and allies is no longer just an option, it is an imperative.

Timing: Reception at 11:30 am; remarks by David Shedd followed by Q&A are from Noon to 1:00 pm

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 do so here or contact Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures and Seminars, DMA at Fletcher@DanielMorgan.academy; call 202-759-4988.
Please note: DMA events are by invitation-only and not open to the public. Contact the Academy for more information.

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

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 11:30 am - 1 pm - Washington, DC - Fran Moore, former CIA DDI on "Leading Intelligence Analysis." - a program at the Daniel Morgan Academy

The Daniel Morgan Academy hosts an exclusive, invitation-only national security lecture featuring Fran Moore, retired CIA officer and Deputy Director for Intelligence, will discuss the challenges of leading analysis and producing insights in support of policymakers and the President of the United States as they formulate foreign policy and cope with national security threats. Ms. Moore will share lessons learned with respect to intelligence analysis as she looks forward to the issues facing the next Administration and the analysts that will support them.
Reception at 11:30; remarks by Fran Moore followed by Q&A are from Noon to 1 pm.
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 do so here or contact Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures and Seminars, DMA at Fletcher@DanielMorgan.academy; call 202-759-4988.
Please note: DMA events are by invitation-only and not open to the public. Contact the Academy for more information.

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

Monday, 25 July 2016 10 am - 1 pm - Annapolis Junction, MD - The NCMF 2016 Summer Cryptologic Program features Gen Michael V. Hayden on "American Intelligence in the Age of Terror."

The NCMF's 2016 Summer program, featuring a presentation by former DIRNSA and Director, CIA, General Michael Hayden, will be held from 1000-1115, followed by a question and answer session from 1115-1145. Lunch will be served at 1145.
Gen Hayden will discuss the reasons behind his decisions to respond to the world of terrorism and other challenges the United States faced as the technological revolution proceeded with far reaching demands. He defends these decisions strongly and provides counter-arguments to accusations of wrongdoing which regularly appeared in the media in the wake of the Snowden revelations. General Hayden also defends the CIA workforce in the face of disclosures about the rendition program, the methods of interrogation, and the results of such controversial measures. One of the key players in the modern world of intelligence, his presentation will shed new light on some of the most controversial issues of today's world. Gen Hayden's book, Playing the to Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror, was recently published and he will cover information presented in that memoir. A link to the NY Times review of his book is here.
A book signing with Gen Hayden will take place after his presentation and his book will be available to purchase. In addition, a selection of interesting books from the Foundation's used book collection will be on sale in the lobby area.
WHERE: L-3 Communications at 2720 Technology Drive, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701
REGISTRATION INFO: Don't miss this interesting, informative program. The registration fee is $20 for members or $50 for guests (includes a one-year NCMF membership). Register online via the REGISTER NOW link here. Or you may mail-in your registration fee. Please mail checks to NCMF - P.O. Box 1682 Fort George G. Meade, Maryland 20755-9998. *Registration will close - COB 22 July 2016*

28 - 29 October 2016 - The Hague, Netherlands - "Witness to Change: Intelligence Analysis in a Changing Environment" is topic of the NISA 25th Anniversary Conference

The Netherlands Intelligence Studies Association (NISA) celebrates its 25th anniversary with a two-days conference. Main theme is the strongly changed environment of the intelligence analyst during these past 25 years.
In other words: the 25th anniversary as a symbol for the revolutionary changes in the intelligence world with which analysts have to deal; both external developments (the onset of a multipolar world, asymmetric conflicts, the information revolution), and internal changes (in collecting, processing, dissemination, legitimization and supervision).
These developments forced intelligence analysts and organisations to adapt work processes and methods and techniques. Intelligence analysts still mostly operate in secret, but the demands of intelligence consumers and the public have changed over the last 25 years. Social and technological developments have changed the playing field and the rules of the game for the intelligence analyst, leading to an enormous growth in (publicly) available information and means of communication, and demands for more transparency and accountability. Aim of the conference is to touch on the consequences of this changed environment, and to look ahead.

Participants are invited to listen to distinguished experts in the field, and to enter into discussions on various topics relating to intelligence analysis.

The Conference will be held at the Nationaal Archief (the National Archive), Prins Willem Alexanderhof 20, The Hague, the Netherlands.
The conference program may be viewed here as a PDF.

Conference Fee: Standard Fee: Eur175; Student Fee: Eur80 (proof of status required). Fee covers registration, lunch and drinks.
To join the Conference Diner on Friday 28 October 2016, an extra fee of Eur30 is applicable.

To Register: For registration: fill this form. After registration you will receive further information as regards payment of the conference fee and the programme. There is a limited number of seats. Registration for the conference will close on 15 October 2016.
For further information please send an e-mail to 25yearsnisa@gmail.com


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