AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #31-16 dated 9 August 2016

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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Jobs, Deaths

Jobs

Deaths

Section V - Events

Upcoming AFIO Events

Other Upcoming Events

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Congressman Frank Wolf discusses "Nigeria and Boko Haram" at the Westminster Institute

Tuesday 16 August 2016, 7:30 to 8:45 PM in McLean, VA

Nigeria is on the verge of fracturing along religious fault lines. Ethnic and religious minorities in northern Nigeria face systemic and systematic discrimination. Muslims and Christians in northeastern Nigeria are profoundly and negatively impacted by the terrorist violence pursued by Boko Haram. Christians risk extinction in Nigeria's northeast.
Congressman Frank Wolf was widely acknowledged as the "conscience" of the Congress during his long service in the House of Representatives. First elected in 1980, he left Congress at the end of his 17th term in 2015 to focus exclusively on human rights and religious freedom.

Former Congressman Frank Wolf is Senior Fellow of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative.

Long before the "Arab Spring" turned into an "Arab Winter," Congressman Wolf sounded the alarm about the worsening plight of religious minorities, notably the ancient Christian communities in both Iraq and Egypt.

He has recently returned from a trip to Nigeria. Nigeria is on the verge of fracturing along religious fault lines. Ethnic and religious minorities in northern Nigeria face systemic and systematic discrimination. Muslims and Christians in northeastern Nigeria are profoundly and negatively impacted by the terrorist violence pursued by Boko Haram. Christians risk extinction in Nigeria's northeast.

Congressman Wolf continues to be an advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves. In January 2015, he was appointed the first-ever Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor University. That same month he joined the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, a newly created religious freedom group, as Distinguished Senior Fellow.

He is the author of the International Religious Freedom Act, which infused America's first freedom - religious freedom - into US foreign policy by creating the International Religious Freedom Office at the State Department.

Where: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101.
Register here.

Can't attend above event, or would like to see recent prior ones?
Here are a few to view online.

PROTECTING AMERICA FROM RADICAL ISLAM
Andrew C. McCarthy III is a former assistant US attorney for the Southern District of New York. He led the 1995 terrorism prosecution against Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman. Our legal architecture for fighting the infiltration of radical Islam is stuck in a pre-1993 Cold War framework that prohibits the exclusion of aliens on the grounds of ideological animus against the US as opposed to terrorist activities. We face an ideology that promotes acts of mass terror.
View video here.

DEFINING ISIS AND FIGHTING IT IN MOROCCO
The media and the current US administration have struggled since 2014 to define ISIS. Some have said it is not Islamic at all, which, while well-meaning, seems to fail on its face as ISIS draws upon Islamic texts to justify its actions. ISIS is an apocalyptic, genocidal, Islamic cult. We must address and combat ISIS as a cult to defeat it.
View video here.

HOW JIHADISTS WEAPONIZE ISLAMIC HISTORY
Sunni and Shiia religious extremists in the Middle East have succeeded in weaponizing memory. They wield historical precedence to inform and legitimize their actions and strategies. Nibras Kazimi, an Iraqi citizen, will discuss how they do this and how to undermine their legitimacy by de-weaponizing precedence. His blog Talisman Gate was one of the most riveting Baghdad blogs, written in the midst of its drama and turmoil, providing acute political insight.
View video here.

WINNING THE WAR AGAINST RADICAL ISLAM
Ten years ago we found evidence that al-Qaeda was far more organized and adept than we had realized. It took us nearly that long to locate and execute their leader, Osama bin Laden, and we are far from finished. Al-Qaeda has morphed into a much more dangerous, menacing threat: ISIS. Defeating these radical Islamists will require decisive action. Dr. Michael Ledeen's new book, Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies (St. Martin's Press, 2016), is co-authored with Lt. General Michael T. Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
View video here.

 


Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

European Intelligence Database Seen Aiding Fight Against Suspected Militants.  A European counter-terrorism intelligence database designed to generate greater intelligence sharing among allies to avert deadly Islamist attacks has gone online after overcoming traditional reluctance by spy agencies to sharing information.

European officials were spurred into setting up the project by the Paris attacks last November by Islamist militants which exposed intelligence gaps. A total of 130 people were killed in those attacks.

Hosted by the Dutch intelligence service in the Hague, the database went live on July 1, the German Interior Ministry and the German domestic intelligence agency (BfV) said.

"The intelligence database will make it much easier and quicker to share information about possible threats," said one intelligence official.  [Read more:  Shalal&Escritt/Reuters/8August2016]

More Than 1,000 US Spies Protecting Rio Olympics.  US intelligence has assigned more than 1,000 spies to Olympic security as part of a highly classified effort to protect the Rio 2016 Summer Games and American athletes and staff, NBC News has learned.

Hundreds of analysts, law enforcement and special operations personnel are already on the ground in Rio de Janeiro, according to an exclusive NBC News review of a highly classified report on US intelligence efforts.

In addition, more than a dozen highly trained Navy and Marine Corps commandos from the US Special Operations Command are in Brazil, working with the Brazilian Federal Police and the Brazilian Navy, according to senior military officials.

The US military, as expected, has placed larger military units on call should a rescue or counterterrorism operation be needed, the officials said.   [Read more:  Windrem&Arkin/NBC/5August2016]

Jordan Sentences Intelligence Agency Attacker to Death.  A Jordanian court today sentenced a man to death for killing five intelligence agents in their office in a Palestinian refugee camp in June, state media reported.

Amman's state security court "sentenced the criminal Mahmud Masharfeh to death by hanging for his terrorist act against the intelligence agency," Petra news said.

Masharfeh, a Jordanian national, was arrested hours after the June 6 attack in the Baqaa camp north of Amman.

Jordan is a leading member of the US-led coalition fighting the ISIS group in neighbouring Iraq and Syria, and has been the target of terrorist attacks.  [Read more:  AgenceFrancePresse/5August2016]

Turkey Sees Swift Overhaul of Intelligence Agency, Gendarmerie After Coup.  Turkey will soon complete an overhaul of its intelligence agency and make new appointments to its gendarmerie as it tries to rid its security apparatus of the followers of a US-based cleric blamed for an attempted coup, officials said on Wednesday.

President Tayyip Erdogan said new appointments in the gendarmerie, responsible for security in rural areas and key in the fight against Kurdish militants, would come within 48 hours. Interior Minister Efkan Ala said work on restructuring the MIT intelligence agency was ongoing and "should not take too long."

More than 60,000 people in the military, judiciary, civil service and education have been detained, suspended or placed under investigation following the July 15 coup attempt, prompting fears among Western allies and rights groups that Erdogan is using the events to crack down on dissent.

The government says the purges are justified by the gravity of the threat to the state. More than 230 people were killed in the attempted putsch and parliament was bombed by the country's own aircraft and tanks for the first time in its history.  [Read more:  Reuters/3August2016]

Leaders of Communist-Era Intelligence Service Found Guilty for Assassination of Croatian Emigrant.  The court in Munich, Germany, found that Josip Perković and Zdravko Mustač, former high-ranking officials of communist intelligence agencies, were guilty of aiding and abetting in the murder of Croatian emigrant Stjepan Đureković in 1983 and were sentenced to life imprisonment, reports Index.hr on August 3, 2016.

The court rejected defence lawyers' claims that the German secret service BND had not given all the evidence it had, and the Court stated the Croatian side also had not given all the requested documents. "The verdict is based on the fact that Zdravko Mustač at that time, in 1983, was head of the Croatian branch of the Yugoslav intelligence service, while Josip Perković was head of the department responsible for emigration", explained the presiding Judge Manfred Dauster.

"Zdravko Mustač in late 1982 or early 1983 authorized Perković to begin preparations for the assassination of Stjepan Đureković," said Dauster. He thus denied defence's claims that the assassination of Đureković was organized by the federal level of the Yugoslav secret service. "The motive for removing Đureković was based on his hostile actions and involvement in fraudulent activities in INA. It was felt that the elimination of Đureković would also remove the problem with INA, which due to the investigation of fraud amounting to several million dollars had become a huge burden for the then Croatian leadership," said Dauster.

Throughout the trial, the defence challenged the motive for the murder. [Read more:  Pavlic/TotalCroatiaNews/3August2016]

Morocco's Intelligence Chief to Meet US Counterpart.  Morocco's domestic intelligence chief, Abdellatif Hammouchi, is invited to Washington where he will meet directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as well as Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to discuss issues of common concern and future cooperation prospects, digital news outlet 360.ma reported.

Hamouchi flew from Saint Petersburg where he took part at an international conference on anti-terrorism strategy, a source that requested anonymity told 360.ma.

This visit reflects the growing interest by international intelligence agencies in Morocco's anti-terrorism experience which made the Kingdom stand out as a heaven of peace and stability in a region plagued by a surge in terrorist activity and instability.

Morocco has adopted a proactive approach that led to busting several terrorist cells in Morocco and abroad in cooperation with European and American security services.  [Read more:  MoroccoWorldNews/3August2016]

Iran's Intelligence Minister Pays Visit to Kyrgyzstan.  Mahmoud Alavi, Iran's Minister of Intelligence, visited Bishkek on Tuesday and held talks with Kyrgyz officials in charge of national security.

Mahmoud Alavi arrived in Bishkek on Monday at the official invitation of Abdil Segizbaev, Chairman of Kyrgyzstan's State Committee for National Security. During his two-day stay, Alavi held meetings with Segizbaev and Deputy Prime Minister Jenish Razzakov and conferred on bilateral cooperation, particularly in combating extremism and terrorism, as well as organized crimes in the region.

The Kyrgyz side welcomed expansion of mutual cooperation and called on the Islamic Republic of Iran to share its experiences in the area of fight against extremism and terrorism in the region.  [MNA/3August2016]

NSA Construction Project Expected to Impact Traffic, Environment, Historic Buildings.  A major National Security Agency construction project on Fort George G. Meade could affect local traffic, environmental resources and two historic structures.

The Department of Defense seeks public comment on a draft environmental impact statement for its East Campus Integration Program, which will integrate NSA campuses on the installation. The draft statement lays out a proposed action plan, alternatives and potential impacts.

The project, according to the draft statement, calls for the construction of approximately 2.9 million square feet of new operations and headquarters space in five buildings and the demolition of 1.9 million square feet of buildings and infrastructure.

A key motivator for the work is to "provide a more efficient and effective work environment for mission-critical functions of the entire intelligence community," the statement said.  [Read more:  Jedra/BaltimoreSun/23July2016]

FBI Official Pleads Guilty to Acting As Undercover Chinese Agent.  An FBI employee pleaded guilty Monday to acting as an undercover agent for the Chinese government, the Justice Department said Monday.

Kun Shan Chun, a Chinese native and naturalized US citizen who had a Top Secret security clearance, was charged with collecting sensitive FBI information and transmitting it to Chinese business and government officials on multiple occasions.

Chun had been working for the FBI's New York Field Office since approximately 1997, before he was arrested in March after his office dispatched an undercover employee to meet Chun and record their conversations.

Chun told the FBI agent, who was acting undercover as a Chinese-born American citizen contracting for the Defense Department, that he was interested in passing along sensitive US government information to Chinese government officials.  [Read more:  Johnson/FreeBeacon/1August2016]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

A Former US Intelligence Officer on How to Excel in a Male-Dominated Industry.  After spending 16 years at the Department of Defense, in a combination of enlistments in the Army and work as a civilian intelligence expert, I was looking for a change of pace. Life as a counterterrorism intelligence targeting officer had included 11 years of deploying to high-conflict areas - I was fairly burnt out and looking to take a break.

One of the former Navy SEALs who I'd routinely deployed with proposed that I do just that. He spoke to me about building an analytical element at McChrystal Group, a leadership and management advisory firm. They wanted to build an in-house analytics capability in order to assess and understand organizations rapidly. I was interested in the challenge it presented: staying in the realm of intelligence, but applying my analytical skills to businesses.

Prior to accepting the position, however, I called one of my friends who was a consultant for another firm in DC for her thoughts.

"It's a really interesting field, but it's pretty dominated by men so be prepared."  [Read more:  Webb/Fortune/7August2016]

PACOM Commander Talks Intelligence, Technology, and Pokémon.  Adm. Harry Harris, Commander of US Pacific Command (PACOM), spoke at the Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems (DODIIS) Worldwide Conference Aug. 3.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity to address this audience, the foremost experts in the DOD Intelligence and Information systems, or DODIIS - and the highest concentration of level 20-plus Pokémon Go players in all of Atlanta," Harris said in his opening remarks. "In all seriousness, this forum is the perfect place to discuss how we can use and improve our information systems to better inform and integrate at the speed of operations."

Hosted by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Chief Information Officer (CIO) Janice Glover-Jones, the 2016 conference's theme, "Mission Integration at the Speed of Operations" was designed to highlight the DIA CIO's commitment to provide rapid, integrated solutions to our mission partners.

During his speech Harris emphasized the importance of the systems that deliver information and intelligence quickly and coherently to our operators and coalition partners, making them critical to mission success.  [Miranda/Navy/5August2016]

Review: Uri Bar-Joseph, The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved IsraelThe Angel by Uri Bar-Joseph is a book that should be required reading - as a terrible warning - for everyone involved in intelligence. It is the tale of how an intelligence agency, despite having the best information imaginable, can still get it wrong. Bar-Joseph recounts how, prior to the Yom Kippur War of 1973 when Israel suffered a near-fatal blow, Israel had been given detailed knowledge of Egypt's plans thanks "to an exceptionally rare situation in the history of espionage: the direct assistant to the leader of a country preparing to launch an attack on its enemy was a secret agent on behalf of that enemy."

That secret agent was Ashraf Marwan, the son-in-law of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser and a trusted confidante of his successor, Anwar Sadat. Bar-Joseph, a professor of political science at the University of Haifa, himself a veteran of the war, has the ideal background to write this book. His earlier effort, The Watchman Fell Asleep, took a broad view of the intelligence failures leading up to the Yom Kippur War; it is considered the most important study on the subject and won the Israeli Political Science Association Best Book Award in 2002. In The Angel, ably translated by David Hazony, Bar-Joseph focuses exclusively on the story of the spy central to the drama and the ossified thinking that prevented Israel from taking advantage of the secrets he provided.

In the summer of 1970, Marwan simply consulted the phone book and called the Israeli Embassy from a London telephone booth to offer his services. It took a second phone call five months later for Mossad agents to wake up to the fact that they were being offered what a former Mossad chief would call "the greatest source we have ever had."

What was Marwan's motivation? Bar-Joseph hazards some conjectures.  [Read more:  Isaac/FreeBeacon/6August2016]

How a Secretive Branch of ISIS Built a Global Network of Killers.  Believing he was answering a holy call, Harry Sarfo left his home in the working-class city of Bremen last year and drove for four straight days to reach the territory controlled by the Islamic State in Syria.

He barely had time to settle in before members of the Islamic State's secret service, wearing masks over their faces, came to inform him and his German friend that they no longer wanted Europeans to come to Syria. Where they were really needed was back home, to help carry out the group's plan of waging terrorism across the globe.

"He was speaking openly about the situation, saying that they have loads of people living in European countries and waiting for commands to attack the European people," Mr. Sarfo recounted on Monday, in an interview with The New York Times conducted in English inside the maximum-security prison near Bremen. "And that was before the Brussels attacks, before the Paris attacks."

The masked man explained that, although the group was well set up in some European countries, it needed more attackers in Germany and Britain, in particular. "They said, 'Would you mind to go back to Germany, because that's what we need at the moment,'" Mr. Sarfo recalled. "And they always said they wanted to have something that is occurring in the same time: They want to have loads of attacks at the same time in England and Germany and France."  [Read more:  Callimachi/NYTimes/3August2016]

Shinkafi: Tribute to a Security Intelligence Guru.  The passing away of Alhaji Umaru Aliyu Shinkafi on July 6 was a blow to the Nigerian security intelligence community that not long ago was thrown into mourning by the death of Alhaji Muhammadu Dikko Yusufu, the former Inspector General of Police. Shinkafi, like his predecessor, Yusufu (popularly known as MD Yusuf), left an indelible mark on the security intelligence community. Both of them served creditably in the Nigeria Police and the intelligence agency of the country. So much has been written about Yusufu's life and times, particularly after his demise; my focus in this tribute is Shinkafi.

I first came across Shinkafi when I was posted to the Cabinet Office, Lagos, way back in 1972. Before then I only heard of his brilliance in intelligence operations in the war front during the Nigerian civil war. I went on to have a long association with him, which lasted for over 40 years. Yet, I never came across a write-up of up to two or more pages on his life or public service. This is notwithstanding his stint in politics after a brilliant and distinguished career in the security system of Nigeria. Also, in spite of our intimacy it was after his death that I learnt that though he hailed from Shinkafi village in present day Zamfara State, north-western Nigeria, his lineage is rooted somewhere in present day Yobe State, north-eastern Nigeria.  [Read more:  Usman/ThisDayLive/7August2016]

A Man Who Worked for the CIA for 15 Years Tells Us What It Was Really Like to Have a Top-Secret Job.  As a kid, Brian Goral was fascinated with the CIA.

"I started keeping a journal and a folder of news articles on US and Soviet forces," he told Business Insider. "I would copy terms and acronyms from the backs of military-spy novels and try to understand the World Book Encyclopedia's explanation of how nuclear weapons worked."

"I remember at one point during a math class my sophomore year in high school, my multi-year unrequited crush, Denise, and I decided we should go work for the CIA."

Denise, he says, pursued a different career path. But Goral realized his dream when he landed an internship with the CIA - the civilian foreign-intelligence service of the US federal government - as a college student.  [Read more:  Smith/BusinessInsider/5August2016]

Secrets, Denial, and, Decades Later, a Medal of Honor for a Vietnam Medic.  Unofficially, in the jungles of Laos in 1970, hundreds of North Vietnamese troops closed in on a small team of United States Army commandos. Unofficially, as men were shot down, a medic sprinted through a hail of bullets to help, hefting a man over his shoulder as he fired back with one hand. Unofficially, even when bloodied by a rocket, the medic kept going, not sleeping for days as he cared for 51 wounded soldiers.

Officially, though, American troops were not in Laos. So officially, nothing happened.

The medic, Sgt. Gary Rose, was part of the secret Studies and Observations Group, an elite division of Special Forces. After the assault, the group recommended him for the military's highest award, the Medal of Honor. But at the time, President Richard M. Nixon was denying that American troops were even in Laos. The nomination was shelved, an example of what veterans of the group say was a pattern of medals being denied or downgraded to hide their classified exploits.

This summer that decision is poised to be reversed. After more than a decade of lobbying, Congress authorized the medal for Sergeant Rose, who now lives in Huntsville. His will be the first Medal of Honor to expressly acknowledge the heroics of a soldier on the ground in the so-called Secret War in Laos.  [Read more:  Philipps/NYTimes/30July2016]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Nation Needs New Intelligence Agency to Win War on Terror.  American citizens continue to face grave threats from domestic terrorism within our country's borders, despite the hundreds of Americans killed in recent events across our land.

On Wednesday, a Washington, DC transit cop was arrested and charged with providing material support to ISIS. Nicholas Young is alleged to have bought $250 in gift cards for a person he believed to be working with ISIS. What's more remarkable about this story is that Young had been under FBI surveillance since 2001. He had been tied to several others arrested in conjunction with terrorism, and had traveled to Libya and supposedly attempted to join rebel forces attempting to depose Moammar Qaddafi.

Six years of radicalization on our own soil and had he not bought some gift cards, it's unclear if Young would still be under the watch of the FBI today. This exposes a central problem with our domestic counter-terrorism efforts: the wrong agency is handling our domestic intelligence. A true intelligence mindset warns decision makers about who the threats are, what their capabilities are and if they are planning an attack. The arrest of the suspect is secondary.

This has nothing to do with the fine work of FBI agents, but that this organization is designed around building cases to prosecute rather than pure intelligence production designed to detect, prevent, and disrupt large scale terror planning.  [Read more:  Clarke/TheHill/5August2016]


Section IV - Jobs, Deaths

Jobs

Part-Time Faculty Program Coordinator Sought by Johns Hopkins University to admin the MS in Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) program.
Program Location: Washington, DC. The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) unit of the Krieger School seeks a part-time Faculty Program Coordinator to help administer its MS in Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Program. This new program will combine the resources of existing programs in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Security Studies (GSS) and Intelligence (INT). It will be housed in the cluster of environmental degree programs offered in AAP, as that is where the GIS program is situated, along with programs in Environmental Sciences and Policy (ESP) and Energy Policy and Climate (EPC).
Johns Hopkins is excited and well-positioned to offer this applied degree designed for part-time professional graduate students and offered through its Advanced Academic Programs. AAP provides high-quality master’s degrees and post-baccalaureate education to students in the mid-Atlantic region and those further at a distance using online course delivery. AAP currently offers master’s degrees and graduate certificate programs for graduate students at its Washington, DC Center as well as its Montgomery County and Baltimore, MD, and online. AAP enrolls more than 3000 part-time graduate students and is looking to aggressively grow its programs. We invite applications to fill an opening for a part-time, non-tenure-track, 12-month renewable faculty position as Faculty Program Coordinator. Once the program grows to over 50 students the position will be considered for full-time status. The GEOINT program will be administered from the Washington DC JHU Campus, but will be marketed as a fully online program available nationally and internationally. The Faculty Program Coordinator will be involved in launching this exciting new degree that has the potential to grow rapidly.

The Faculty Program Coordinator will report to the Program Director for Environmental programs and will coordinate with the Program Director for the Intelligence and Global Security Studies programs. The Program Coordinator will have the following instructional and administrative responsibilities: • Teach 3 graduate courses per twelve-month academic year, including the GEOINT capstone and other core and elective courses in GIS as well as also in GSS and/or the Intelligence programs in an online format; • Develop the new GEOINT capstone course; • Aggressively market and recruit for this new degree; • Provide academic advising to students in the programs; • Be actively involved in the admissions process; • Assist with ongoing curriculum development to ensure that the program is current and meets the need to maintain USGIF accreditation; • Help identify, train, monitor, and evaluate adjunct faculty; • Support regular program marketing activities (e.g., open houses, recruitment fairs, materials development) in order to grow the program by increasing student enrollments; • Work with AAP staff and program faculty to ensure the delivery of a quality program; • Complete other administrative duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in a relevant field, with a master’s degree being a minimum, but a Ph.D. preferred. Teaching experience, especially online and with professional students, and work experience within the intelligence and geospatial information fields are essential components of a competitive packet. The ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge of the dynamic and evolving nature of geospatial intelligence, be well networked in the Washington DC area, have an excellent teaching record, and be willing to work collaboratively in a team administrative structure to grow the program. A strong preference will be given to candidates currently located in the Washington, DC/Baltimore, MD region; although exceptionally well-qualified candidates who are willing to immediately relocate to the region will also be considered. A successful candidate would ideally be able to begin work September 1, 2016.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS The position will remain open until filled. Submit the following: (a) a cover letter; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) list of 3 references with names, titles, institutions, email addresses, and telephone numbers; three-year salary history, and (d) end-of-semester student evaluations for any two courses taught recently (at least one needs to have been online). The selected candidate will be expected to undergo a background check and to submit proof of educational attainment. Submit your application online only at Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/36204.
Questions about the search can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Mark Stout, Advanced Academic Programs, Johns Hopkins University, at mstout4@jhu.edu or 202-663-5978.

Deaths

Donna Czarnecki, former AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter President. Aldona “Donna” Theresa Czarnecki, 85, died 1 Aug 2016 in Viera, FL, of cancer (non-Hodgkin's lymphoma). She was cremated, and will be interred in a family plot at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine in Doylestown, PA in late October. Husband, Zenon Czarnecki, predeceased her. Of her service, the FSC Chapter President wrote: "Donna gave several years of volunteer leadership service to AFIO's chapter and was known to be a pleasure to work with. During her term of service, she graciously and personally hosted AFIO National Officers and some of our speakers, when they visited this region of Florida. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this time." Donna was also active with the Indian River Country Club. She is survived by two daughters.

Charles Peter Ball, former NSA. Charles Peter Ball, 72, passed away suddenly Monday, 1 Aug 2016. Charlie earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University and his Master of Science from George Washington University in 1971. Charlie worked for the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, MD, from 1966 to 1986. He was a patriot and worked in a position that allowed him to travel much of the world. While working for the NSA, he elected to take two tours of duty overseas in Zama, Japan, and Wiesbaden, Germany. He moved from Maryland to Newport, RI, in 1984 and studied at the Naval War College. In 1991, he earned a Master of Arts in national security and strategic studies from the War College and continued on as a professor. In 1985, he and his wife, Claire, became entrepreneurs and opened Fifth Ward Video on Lower Thames Street in Newport. He also owned and operated BMI Technologies from 1993 to the present. He semi-retired to Waterford in 2007. He was a member of the Phoenix Society. He never lost his love of the movies, good books and family. He is survived by his wife, Claire, and other family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.chandlerfunerals.com.

Irene Boublik, former CIA, former AFIO Hq Volunteer. Irene Ulmer Boublik, 89, died Friday, 15 July 2016. She served her country for decades, and in retirement, continued to be generous with her time, special knowledge, and with her humor and twinkle of amusement, turning some of our mundane tasks into ones of joy. We will miss working with her and hearing of her activities in recent years when she finally took a well-earned retirement. She served her country for decades, and in retirement, continued to be generous with her time, special knowledge, and with her humor and twinkle of amusement, turning some of our mundane tasks into ones of joy. 
We will miss working with her and hearing of her activities in recent years when she finally took a well-earned retirement.
Irene Boublik will be honored during a Graveside Service in Arlington National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her husband, George Arthur Boublik.

John Morrison Tordella, served US IC in corporate sphere, has died. John Morrison Tordella, 69, son of NSA former DD Dr. Louis Tordella, died 12 July 2016 of cancer.
John held security clearances for more than 29 years in the information and defense industry through Burroughs Corp-Defense, Space and Special Systems Group, Unisis Corp., TRW/Northrop Grumman working with the Department of Defense, civilian agencies, commercial enterprises, prime contractors and sub-contractors throughout the US.
In his retirement years he was an avid fisherman of Ocean Tuna, Rockfish, and many others as Captain of "Reel Catch."
He was known for his broad smile, charm, quick wit, brilliant intelligence and commanding presence.
He is survived by his wife, Anne, and other family.

Section V - Events

AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

Saturday, 13 August 2016, 11 am - 3 pm - Orange Park, FL - The North Florida Chapter hosts FBI Agent Dan Moxley, speaking on criminal operations, counterterrorism, counter-intelligence, cyber operations, and assessing the offensive and defensive capabilities of the US government's adversaries from a technical perspective.

Several new and interesting subjects will be covered at our August 13th meeting, ranging from criminal operations, counterterrorism, counter-intelligence, cyber operations, to assessing the offensive and defensive capabilities of the US government's adversaries from a technical perspective. Our speaker, FBI Agent Daniel Moxley, was graduated from Florida State University in May 2009, and has been an FBI Intelligence Analyst for nearly seven years, supporting the FBI intelligence program at both the headquarters and field level. He has participated in numerous high visibility and priority FBI cases, such as the Edward Snowden Compromise, Mexican Drug Cartels, the Boston Marathon Bombing and, most recently, the intelligence community's first successful extradition of a terrorist subject providing support to an extremist group via computer operations.

Please RSVP to Quiel at QBegonia@comcast.net or call him at 904-545-9549. Remember that guests and potential members are cordially invited. Luncheon cost is the usual $24 per person, pay the wait staff at the club. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

10 September 2016, 11:30am - Melbourne, FL - The AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hosts Louis Pernice on "The History of Homeland Security."

Guest Speaker at this kick-off event for the fall season is Louis Pernice, speaking on "The History of Homeland Security: The American Experience from our Independence to 911." It will be presented from abroad perspective covering both constitutional, budgetary and social issues. Lou will also be covering the topic starting from the early colonial days of defending our borders through the Civil War, both World Wars, the Cold War, evolution of transnational terrorist threat and up to the 9/11 attacks.
Lou's professional background includes: Career law enforcement professional with a leadership record spanning over 40 years of demonstrated success in five federal/state law enforcement/support agencies including: United States Treasury Department - Internal Revenue Service; US Department of Agriculture - Office of Inspector General; US Department of Justice - Office of the Inspector General; US Immigration and Naturalization Service - Office of Professional Responsibility; and the Brevard Police Testing and Selection Center. Lou holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and hold a BachelorsDegree in Psychology from Brooklyn College in New York.
Event will be held at Indian River Colony Club, 1936 Freedom Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940.
For more information or to register, do so at this chapter website link.

15 September 2016, 12:30 - 2 pm - Los Angeles, CA - AFIO–L.A hosts Maj. Gen. Mark MacCarley, U.S. Army, (Ret) on "Integrating the Active Army, Guard, and Army Reserve for Enhanced National Security Readiness."

Maj. Gen.(Ret) MacCarley will be discussing “Integrating the Active Army, Guard, and Army Reserve into one Army to optimize readiness and enhance National Security."
Brief Bio: Among Maj. Gen. MacCarley’s many accomplishments in the United States Army he has served in the following key positions:
Deputy Chief of Staff, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command; Deputy Commanding General – Support,1st Army and Commander, 1st Army Reserve Support Command; Deputy Commanding General, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, headquartered at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; Deputy Commanding General, 8thTheater Sustainment Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Deputy Defense Coordinating Officer and Regional Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer, US Fifth Army; and Chief of Staff, 377th Theater Sustainment Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

Location: L.A.P.D.-ARTC, 5651 W Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Please RSVP: afio_la@yahoo.com to attend. Refreshments will be served.


Other Upcoming Events

16 August 2016, 1130 am to 2 pm - McLean, VA - Pat Neary on "Analytic Quality" at the Defense Intelligence Forum

Mr. Pat Neary will speak on “Analytic Quality: you can’t manage what you don’t measure!”

Mr. Pat Neary is the Chief of Analytic Integrity & Standards in ODNI; as such he evaluates and reports to the DNI and the Congress on the quality of the IC’s analytic efforts. Therefore, he is responsible for ensuring that the Intelligence Community’s finished products are timely, objective, independent of political considerations, based upon all sources of intelligence, and demonstrative of the standards of proper analytic tradecraft. His career includes service as the Research Director at both DIA and DHS I&A, Associate J2 for the Joint Staff, as well as the Army G2 Senior Executive Analyst and the ODNI’s first Director of Strategy. His awards includes the Presidential Meritorious Rank award, the IC Galileo Award, and the National Intelligence Reform Medal.

For this forum, the attribution rules will be presented at the beginning of the presentation to ensure a complete understanding between the speaker and audience on how any disseminated information should be handle.

Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA
Pay at the door with a check for $ 29.00 payable to DIAA, Inc. Registration starts at 1130 AM, lunch at 1230 PM

Make reservations by 16 August 2016 by email here. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. For each attendee, choose among chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portabella for your luncheon selection. Please send in your luncheon selection with your reservation to reduce your wait time.
Checks are preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payments are discouraged.

Tuesday 16 August 2016, 7:30 to 8:45 PM - McLean, VA - Congressman Frank Wolf discusses "Nigeria and Boko Haram" at the Westminster Institute

Nigeria is on the verge of fracturing along religious fault lines. Ethnic and religious minorities in northern Nigeria face systemic and systematic discrimination. Muslims and Christians in northeastern Nigeria are profoundly and negatively impacted by the terrorist violence pursued by Boko Haram. Christians risk extinction in Nigeria's northeast.
Congressman Frank Wolf was widely acknowledged as the "conscience" of the Congress during his long service in the House of Representatives. First elected in 1980, he left Congress at the end of his 17th term in 2015 to focus exclusively on human rights and religious freedom.

Former Congressman Frank Wolf is Senior Fellow of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative.

Long before the "Arab Spring" turned into an "Arab Winter," Congressman Wolf sounded the alarm about the worsening plight of religious minorities, notably the ancient Christian communities in both Iraq and Egypt.

He has recently returned from a trip to Nigeria. Nigeria is on the verge of fracturing along religious fault lines. Ethnic and religious minorities in northern Nigeria face systemic and systematic discrimination. Muslims and Christians in northeastern Nigeria are profoundly and negatively impacted by the terrorist violence pursued by Boko Haram. Christians risk extinction in Nigeria's northeast.

Congressman Wolf continues to be an advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves. In January 2015, he was appointed the first-ever Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor University. That same month he joined the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, a newly created religious freedom group, as Distinguished Senior Fellow.

He is the author of the International Religious Freedom Act, which infused America's first freedom - religious freedom - into US foreign policy by creating the International Religious Freedom Office at the State Department.

Where: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101.
Register here.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, noon- 2 pm - Washington, DC - Debriefing the President - at the International Spy Museum

In December 2003, after one of the largest, most aggressive manhunts in history, US military forces captured Iraqi president Saddam Hussein near his hometown. Beset by body-double rumors and false alarms, the Bush administration needed positive identification of the prisoner before announcing the capture. John Nixon was a senior CIA leadership analyst who had spent years studying the Iraqi dictator. Called upon to make the official ID, Nixon looked for telltale scars and tattoos and asked Hussein questions only he could answer―the man was indeed Saddam Hussein. Join Nixon as he exposes the preconceived ideas that led Washington policymakers astray and presents a new perspective on America's most enigmatic enemy in Debriefing the President. Tickets: FREE. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm - Washington, DC - Spies on Screen: The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe - at the International Spy Museum

When this lighthearted tale of espionage, surveillance, and mistaken identity premiered in 1972 it became an international sensation. Pierre Richard is Francois the tall blond man, an unsuspecting violinist who becomes a pawn in a goofy, but deadly, game of spy versus spy within France's Counter-Espionage department. The screwball comedy features a fabulous femme fatale, much slapstick, and lots and lots of collateral damage. Enjoy popcorn and sparkling French soda along with the evening's screening. In French with English subtitles; screening at the Spy Museum. Cosponsored by the Alliance Française de Washington and Film Movement. Tickets: $10. Visit www.spymuseum.org

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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