AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #34-16 dated 30 August 2016

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Jobs, Obituaries

Jobs

Obituaries

Section V - Events

Upcoming AFIO Events

Other Upcoming Events

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"Combating Domestic Terrorism"

A Symposium and Review by Intelligence, Law Enforcement, and Legal Experts

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 8 am - 3 pm
in the spacious auditorium of the
Johns Hopkins/APL Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, MD

Paul Goldenberg, John Farmer and Other Distinguished Panelists (see below) address this
and related topics at the
18th National Cryptologic Museum Foundation's Symposium and Membership Meeting

NCMFThis year's NCMF's Annual Symposium looks at "Combating Domestic Terrorism" featuring Paul Goldenberg, CEO, Cardinal Point Strategies, Co-Chair of the DHS Foreign Fighter Task Force and Co-Chair of the DHS Faith-Based Security Council. He will be joined by his associate, John Farmer, Professor of Law and Special Counsel to the President of Rutgers University and former Attorney General of New Jersey in providing their unique insights on their work in Belgium and other parts of Europe following the recent terrorism events there.
We also have an exciting lineup of speakers for the afternoon session which will feature a notable panel of local law enforcement officials who will offer their perspective on protecting Maryland's citizens, property and information in the wake of terrorism and domestic unrest.

Panel Members are: Kemp Ensor, NSA Associate Director of Security and Counterintelligence; Kevin Perkins, FBI Special Agent in Charge, Baltimore Field Office; Col. William Pallozzi, Superintendent, Maryland State Police, and panel moderator Richard C. Schaeffer, President, National Cryptologic Museum Foundation.
Also joining the afternoon discussions will be Ronald Lee, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP and former NSA General Counsel and Associate Deputy Attorney General of the Department of Justice, speaking on protecting the privacy rights of U.S. citizens in the fight against terrorism.

REGISTRATION and NCMF exhibits open at 0800. A continental breakfast will be available from 0800-0900 and lunch will be served from 1200-1300. Speaker presentations run 0900-1500.

LOCATION: Event will be held at Johns Hopkins University/APL Kossiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd., Laurel, MD 20723. Once you reach the APL at Johns Hopkins Rd, Turn right on Pond Road, just past the service station. Follow the signs to the Kossiakoff Center parking on the lower lot. The lower level parking lot near the Kossiakoff Center is recommended and a shuttle service will operate from 0745-1530 for your convenience. More granular driving directions are available here.

ALL PRESENTATIONS ARE NON-ATTRIBUTION AND RECORDING DEVICES ARE PROHIBITED.
The fee for NCMF members is $30 and guests $60 (includes a one-year guest membership). Register online at www.cryptologicfoundation.org. Registration closes on Friday, 14 October. Or you may mail-in your registration fee to NCMF, P.O. Box 1682, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-9998.


Cold War Counterfeit Spies: Tales of Espionage, Genuine or Bogus?

...the title of AFIO's Honorary Board Member, Historian, and Author Nigel West's latest book which will appear 14 October. Cold War Counterfeit Spies investigates more than two dozen purported non-fiction books which describe alleged participation in clandestine operations, and West exposes fraud, hoaxes, and embroidery.

The Cold War, with its air of mutual fear and distrust and the world of spies and secret agents, gave publishers the chance to produce countless stories of espionage, treachery and deception. What Nigel West has discovered is that the many of the deceptions were stories themselves. In his investigation into the claims of those who portrayed themselves as key players in clandestine operations, he exposes a catalogue of misrepresentations and falsehoods.
Did Greville Wynne really exfiltrate a GRU defector from Odessa? Was the frogman Buster Crabb abducted during a mission in Portsmouth Harbor? Did the KGB run a close-guarded training facility, as described by J. Bernard Hutton in School for Spies, which was modeled on a typical town in the American midwest, so agents could be acclimatized to a non-Soviet environment?
With the help of witnesses with firsthand experience, and recently declassified documents, West answers these and other questions from a time when secrecy and suspicion allowed the truth to be concealed.
Of Nigel West The Sunday Times said, 'His information is often so precise that many people believe he is the unofficial historian of the secret services.' In 1989 West was voted 'The Experts' Expert' by the Observer, and more than ten years ago AFIO proudly awarded West a Lifetime Achievement Award for his careful and prodigious research, popularization of the material, and his years of informative, witty, entertaining lectures in this field. The book may be ordered here.


Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

FBI Investigating Russian Hack of New York Times Reporters, Others.  Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter.

The intrusions, detected in recent months, are under investigation by the FBI and other US security agencies. Investigators so far believe that Russian intelligence is likely behind the attacks and that Russian hackers are targeting news organizations as part of a broader series of hacks that also have focused on Democratic Party organizations, the officials said.

The Times said email services for employees are outsourced to Google. CNN requested comment from Google but didn't receive comment. The FBI declined to comment.

Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy said the company had seen "no evidence" that any breaches had occurred of the Times's internal systems. CNN's report didn't say that the Times internal systems were breached, but that reporters were targeted.  [Read more:  Perez&Prokupecz/CNN/23August2016]

Intelligence Community Couples New Cloud Systems With 'Revolutionary' Concepts.  The intelligence community is building its cloud around the concept of integration - integration as a vehicle for data sharing, as a means for improving efficiency and effectiveness, and as an opportunity to standardize and optimize information security protocols.

One of the main concepts behind the Intelligence Community IT Enterprise, or ICITE, is that data is an asset to the entire community, not just the agency that collected it.

"This is really a revolutionary idea for the IC, where the data doesn't belong to the organization that collected it," said Jennifer Kron, deputy chief information officer for the IC, during an Aug. 24 webinar. "It belongs to everyone in the IC who has a need to know and the appropriate clearances."

Before ICITE, each intelligence agency had its own heavily siloed system, and they weren't interoperable. They also didn't have standardized security measures. Kron said this led to substandard sharing, safeguarding and efficiency. Fixing these became the three goals to improve with ICITE.  [Read more:  Thornton/FederalNewsRadio/25August2016]

Japan's Terror Intelligence Unit to Double Number of Staff.  The government plans to double the number of officials assigned to the Counterterrorism Unit-Japan (CTU-J) to improve its ability to collect and analyze information, sources said.

The staff increase, which could occur this year, would increase the unit's personnel to about 40 people. Also, the number of officials stationed overseas, who are not part of the unit, will be increased from about 20 to about 40. In total, about 80 officials at home and abroad will be in charge of information-gathering. One objective is to bolster the nation's ability to prevent terrorist attacks during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The unit was created in December after incidents including the simultaneous attacks in Paris the month before. Organizationally, it is part of the Foreign Ministry. Its original staff of about 20 officials were from the Defense Ministry, the National Police Agency, and other related ministries and agencies.

All the unit's members are concurrently posted to the Cabinet Secretariat, which essentially puts it directly under the prime minister and chief cabinet secretary.  [Read more:  JapanNews/24August2016]

Kipililimba Picked As Tanzanian Intelligence Boss.  President John Magufuli has appointed Dr. Modestus Kipilimba as the new Director of Tanzania Intelligence and Security Services (TISS) and Mr Robert Makungu as his immediate deputy.

Dr. Kipilimba replaces Mr. Rashid Othman, who officially retired from public service last Friday.

The new intelligence boss was sworn in by Dr. Magufuli at State House in Dar es Salaam today.

Prior to his appointment, Dr. Kipilimba was Acting Director General of the National Identification Authority (NIDA), the position he held for only six months. He was appointed on February 15.  [DailyNews/24August2016]

Indonesian Intelligence Chief 'Ready' to Leave As Rumors of Replacement Swirl.  State Intelligence Agency, or BIN, chief Sutiyoso said on Tuesday (23/08), he is ready to leave the post amid widespread whispering he will be shortly replaced by National Police deputy chief Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan.

Rumors began circulating on Monday, suggesting the State Palace had submitted a letter regarding the handover to the House of Representatives late last week and predicting it would be discussed in Tuesday's session.

The matter was however not on the agenda of Tuesday's plenary meeting, with House leaders confirming that they have yet to receive such a letter from President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

House Speaker Ade Komarudin told reporters that he was yet to receive a letter.  [Read more:  Almanar/JakartaGlobe/23August2016]

Arson Attack Damages Crime Lab in Brussels.  Attackers set fire to Belgium's national forensic crime laboratory early Monday morning, causing severe damage and potentially destroying DNA and other evidence considered crucial to cases involving terrorism, officials said.

No one was wounded in the attack, which occurred around 2 a.m. and destroyed part of the lab in the Neder-Over-Heembeek section of Brussels. Five people were arrested nearby but were released after questioning; the police are looking for the attackers.

"The possibility of a terrorist attack has not been confirmed," Ine Van Wymersch, a spokeswoman for the Brussels prosecutor's office, said at a news conference. "It goes without saying that several individuals would benefit if elements from their legal cases were destroyed. The investigation is ongoing, and all possible scenarios are being considered."

The target of the attack was the National Institute of Forensics and Criminology, which is part of the federal justice department and is Belgium's center for forensic research, including the examination of biological and ballistic evidence. The institute handles thousands of cases a year for the federal police and the Belgian intelligence service, and it houses the country's DNA database.  [Read more:  Schreuer/NYTimes/29August2016]

Poland Hunts Officer Suspected of Foreign Spy Links.  Poland's military police is searching for a reserve officer suspected of offering himself as a double agent for an unnamed foreign intelligence service, according to a notice on the service's official website.

The man has been identified as 41-year-old Lieutenant Piotr Capala who was once stationed at an air transport base in Warsaw. The base Capala was deployed to is the same one at which Polish media reported a would-be Russian spy had been unmasked last year, though his name was not made public. There is no official confirmation that the two instances are related.

Capala is a native of the eastern Polish town of Pulavy, near Lublin, according to the arrest warrant, which was also his last known residence.

Publishing arrest warrants for suspected spies is not common practice for Poland's armed forces, however, ex-intelligence chief Zbigniew Nowek played down the potential magnitude of the intelligence breach, telling Polish news site Onet that it appears the suspect is a low ranking officer who was probably frustrated with his job.  [Read more:  Sharkov/Newsweek/24August2016]




Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

The National Security Agency Has No Idea How a Rogue Hacking Group Leaked Its Exploits.  The National Security Agency has no idea how a rogue hacking group leaked its exploits

"We are still sorting this out," said James Clapper, director of national intelligence, at an event at the Nixon Presidential Library on 24 August. As reported by AP, he added: "It's still under investigation. We don't know exactly the full extent - or the understanding - of exactly what happened."

In what amounted to the first official comment on the hack, it's clear the US government is still attempting to find out the true scope of the embarrassing blunder.

The leaked toolkits, reportedly from 2013, contained NSA surveillance and infiltration exploits that relied upon previously unknown zero-day vulnerabilities. [Read more:  Murdock/IBTimes/25August2016]

In 1966, Israeli Intelligence Convinced an Iraqi Pilot to Defect With His MiG-21 Fighter.  It's been 50 years since one of biggest - and most hyped - operational achievements by Mossad, the Israeli foreign intelligence service. On Aug. 16, 1966, Operation Diamond resulted in what is usually described as the "defection" to Israel of an Iraqi air force MiG-21-pilot, Capt. Munir Redfa.

Redfa took his MiG with him.

There's been no end to the rumors surrounding this affair, and especially regarding Redfa's reasons for defection. According to official Israeli version of the story, Redfa was an Assyrian Christian who suffered from religious and ethnic discrimination, had been passed over for promotion and was forced by his commanders to live far away from his family in Baghdad.

The Israeli government offered him $1 million, Israeli citizenship and full-time employment - and accepted his condition that the Israelis smuggle his family out of Iraq.  [Read more:  Cooper/NationalInterest/28August2016]

Germany's Spy Agency Offers Rare Glimpse Inside Its New Gates.  Germany's top-secret spy service, the Federal Intelligence Agency, invited the public this weekend for the first - and only - time to visit inside the gates of its new billion-euro campus in the center of Berlin.

The Bundesnachrichtendienst - or the BND for short, Germany's answer to the Central Intelligence Agency - is marking its 60th anniversary, and next year will leave its reclusive headquarters in a Munich suburb for its new Berlin office. It is the biggest, and one of the most expensive, buildings the postwar German government has ever built.

An advanced group of 170 workers are already on site, BND officials said. Many of them are setting up computer networks and phones for the rest of the agency's 4,000 workers, who will move to Berlin next year. At that point, it will be impossible to visit inside the agency's gates.

The move into prominent, centrally located new headquarters comes as Germany is putting evermore emphasis on its spy operations. Last week, Chancellor Angela Merkel said that gathering and sharing intelligence was among the most important things European Union countries could do to justify the bloc's existence. Faced with fears of another imminent terror attack on German soil, Ms. Merkel has championed the importance of data analysis to keep the country safe.  [Read more:  Turner/WallStreetJournal/28August2016]

Mary Lindell: The Fearless Spy Who Saved Lives, Smuggled Secrets and Escaped From a Nazi Camp. In the First World War, she was decorated for staying by her patients' side even while Germans stampeded through her hospital. In the Second World War, as a member of the secret service, she landed behind enemy lines to bring two commandos back to Britain. She would also, during that conflict, save the lives of British and American women imprisoned in Ravensbrück, the infamous concentration camp known as the "Women's Hell".

And yet, today, Mary Lindell is largely forgotten. Whereas other female secret agents have gone down in history for their contributions to the war - not least Nancy Wake and Pearl Witherington, who inspired Sebastian Faulks's novel Charlotte Gray - Lindell died in relative obscurity.

I am hoping a book I have written will go some way to correcting this injustice. I first became aware of Lindell during a meeting with Yvonne Baseden. One of the youngest members of Churchill's Special Operations Executive (SOE), Baseden was parachuted into wartime France where she worked as a radio operator, arranging supply drops and carrying out acts of sabotage, before her arrest by the Gestapo.

Listening to Baseden talk about her exploits, I was spellbound. And then, at the end of our conversation she mentioned a friend of hers who "was not afraid of anyone and several times saved my life". That friend was Lindell.   [Read more:  Hore/TheTelegraph/24August2016]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Reforming Intelligence: A Proposal for Reorganizing the Intelligence Community and Improving Analysis.  Despite significant post-9/11 reforms, the US intelligence community (IC) is still not as effective as it could - and should - be. As soon as the 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act passed, security experts warned that the act had not fully dealt with the challenges facing the IC. The critics pointed to lack of strategic analysis, politicization of intelligence, and the difficulties that the IC has learning from failures. The need for reform is made more urgent by the increasingly complex national security environment that the United States is facing, dominated by violent non-state Islamic extremists; anti-status-quo states China, Russia, and Iran; and weakened or alienated allies and partners around the globe on which the US must depend for support in dealing with these threats and challenges. There are also well-grounded fears that this situation will be the "new normal" for at least the next decade. The IC must, therefore, become the kind of federated enterprise - organizationally, analytically, and culturally - that can constantly learn from, and adapt to, this highly volatile environment.  [Read more:  Habeck&Stimson/Heritage/29August2016]

Switzerland Needs a Spy Agency Law. Countries from Nigeria in the South to Sweden in the North, from Thailand in the East to the US in the West have seen their peace shattered by terrorist atrocities in recent months and years. With the attacks in Paris, Nice and Bavaria, the menace seems to have edged closer to the Swiss shores, a country spared from political murder since the violence by the Red Army Faction of Germany.

Faced with the attacks, countries across the world have answered by beefing up their protective measures - in France for instance, emergency laws have been activated and kept in place since. Police forces also responded by increasing their abilities to counter the violence - the English bobby traditionally did not have access to a firearm. Today, the armed response units of the UK have been expanded significantly.

Swiss voters will decide about the introduction of the Intelligence Service Act (ISA) on September 25, 2016. Basically, the act is a law to regulate the activities of Switzerland intelligence service. But it also, and this is the contentious issue, will give the spy agency what it sees as much needed additional methods including the covert intrusion in homes, computers and the surveillance of emails.

The government minister in charge of the new law, Guy Parmelin, expects broad support for the act that met remarkably little opposition in parliament. After all, the government and parliament ask for the support of the population to a law that is supposed to meet modern-day challenges. Who would want to say no to more security?  [Read more:  Britt/FINews/26August2016]

How Cell Phones Can Map the CIA: Is Location Secrecy Dead?  Last week I asked whether government secrecy is dead in the internet and social media era. Yet, the web is just one of the myriad commercially-owned data streams that poses a challenge to government secrecy in modern times. The nearly ubiquitous presence of cellphones in daily life and the exquisitely detailed biographical record they create offers an even greater threat to securing the daily operations of government.

Perhaps most famously, in 2003 CIA personnel in Italy conducting an extraordinary rendition were unmasked through cellphone records. Italian prosecutors investigating the kidnapping requested from the local cellular companies a list of all cellphones that had been present in the vicinity of the kidnapping around the time it happened. From this list they identified a set of cellphones present at that time and location and that also had repeatedly called each other, CIA headquarters, the CIA station chief in Milan and the nearby US Air Force base the kidnapee was flown out of. From those cellphone billing records they were able to identify the agents' covert identities and trace their movements in the country. All of this just from the simple cellphones each of the agents carried with them.

Yet, what makes this example so fascinating is that it plays out every day here at home. For those in the DC area, the next time you're stuck in rush hour traffic outside CIA headquarters, play a game with your carmates and count how many of the vehicles exiting onto Dolley Madison Blvd start talking on their cellphones within a short distance. In fact, watch the traffic emerging from any sensitive government facility at shift change and you will see a steady stream of employees arriving or heading home talking on their cellphones.  [Read more:  Leetaru/Forbes/23August2016]




Section IV - Jobs, Obituaries

Jobs

University of Maryland University College (UMUC in Largo, Maryland) seeks a Program Chair, INTELLIGENCE MANAGEMENT, for a specialization within the Graduate School's MS in Management Program. ID: 10561.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

• Managing the development, promotion, and direction of the Intelligence Management specialization within the MS in Management program.
• Preparing, developing, and administering new degrees and courses within the specialization
• Leading the programs’ transitions to competency-based programs, to include creating, developing course content, and administering new courses.
• Recruiting, mentoring, and supervising faculty.
• Teaching courses within the specializations.
• Participation in the Graduate School’s Enhanced Learning Model program re-design initiative, including redesigning courses, learning resources, and assignments.
• Performing other job-related assignments.
• Program Chair will be expected to work onsite at the University’s Academic Center in Largo

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

• Terminal degree in a field related to Intelligence management from an accredited institution of higher learning.
• 10 years of professional and/or managerial work experience in an intelligence-related field.
• Three years of teaching experience with excellent student evaluations, preferably online with adult, established part-time students.
• Excellent administrative, verbal and written communication skills.
• Experience in managing diverse teams and projects.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

• Educational and professional experience in intelligence from an accredited institution of higher learning is preferable, although otherwise strong candidates with experience in one area will be considered.
• Experience with competency-based education, teaching and mentoring and developing curriculum in new programs.
POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY & WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED. SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE

To apply, do so here.

Obituaries

James T. Cronin.  James Thomas Cronin (82), CMSgt, US Air Force (ret.) of Severn, Maryland, passed away peacefully on August 26, 2016.

Jim is finally reunited with his beloved wife of 60 years, Patricia Murphy Cronin, who preceded him in death December 8, 2015.

Jim joined the United States Air Force Security Service at 17 and became a radio operator. His first tour of duty landed him in Scotland, where he met Pat, the love of his life. During his 26-year career in the Air Force, Jim quickly rose through the ranks, becoming one of the youngest Airmen to make CMSgt.

The Air Force provided the Cronin family the opportunity to travel the world, from the United Kingdom to the Philippines.

After settling in Maryland, Jim retired from the USAF and worked as an Information Security Officer with the National Security Agency for 11 years.  Jim was a member of the Phoenix Society for 24 years.  

Jim is survived by his children, Michael (Jackie) Cronin, Pat (Robert) Ross and David (Linda) Cronin, grandchildren, Melissa Ross, Lindsay (Luke) Duncan, Sara Cronin and Abby Cronin, and most recently the light of his life, great-granddaughter Lena Clare Duncan.

Jim was born in Oahu, Hawaii, and is also survived by his siblings, Joe Cronin, Marsha Foley and Pat Gosnell; brothers-in-law Jimmy Murphy and Michael Gillerlane, and sister-in-law Agnes Wilson. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Margaret Cronin and brothers Jerry and Fritz; mother-in-law Mary Gillerlane, sisters-in-law Mary Alexander and Frances Baxter, and brother-in-law Robert Murphy.

Relatives and friends may call on Thursday, September 1 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Hardesty Funeral Home, P.A., 12 Ridgely Avenue, Annapolis, where a funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at 1:00 at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery.  [Legacy/29August2016]

 

Section V - Events

AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 6 pm - Las Vegas, NV - AFIO Las Vegas Chapter hears Dr. Wilfred Krom on "Present Day South Africa, Through the Eyes of an Expatriate."

Wilfred Krom, M.D., FRCS, MCh (Orth) FAAOS, is the featured speaker at this fall kick-off event by the AFIO Las Vegas, NV Chapter. His topic will be "Present Day South Africa, Through the Eyes of an Expatriate."
Krom was born and educated in South Africa. After graduating from medical school in 1959, while pursuing a career in Orthopedic Surgery, he resided in Johannesburg, Capetown, London, Liverpool, Los Angeles, and New York City. He practiced pediatric orthopedics in New York City for three years before finally settling in Los Angeles, where he remained in practice for more than 33 years. Dr. Krom retired from the medical field in 2006. He is a Board certified Orthopedic Surgeon, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, and holds a Master's Degree in Orthopedic Surgery from the University of Liverpool. He has been affiliated with the teaching staffs at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical in New York City, as well as USC and UCLA. Dr. Krom permanently left South Africa in 1967, and became a proud American citizen in 1978. He still has several relatives that reside in South Africa with whom he maintains frequent correspondence. Dr. Krom has an avocation as a jazz chromatic harmonica player with his own band, which he pursues with vigor. Dr. Krom will be discussing the status of present day South Africa, including the resources, economy, short and long-term outlook, and its place on the continent.

Location: Conference Center at Texas Station Casino, 2101 Texas Star Ln, North Las Vegas, NV (corner of Rancho Blvd. and West Lake Mead Blvd.) North Las Vegas, NV 89032
RSVP: Christy Zalesny at christyzalesny@yahoo.com or call 702-271-5667.

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Scottsdale, AZ - AFIO AZ hosts SSA George K. Steuer, FBI Phoenix, on "Threat Mitigation."

SSA George K. Steuer, FBI Phoenix, Squad NS-9, will talk about the Threat Mitigation Squad which fully integrates their investigation and operations planning. Steuer is a retired senior IC executive.
The National Security Threat Mitigation Squad is comprised of 10 SAs, Task Force Officers, and intelligence personnel dedicated to thoroughly vetting and mitigating tips and leads of National Security concern. The squad is an integral component of the Arizona Intelligence Fusion Center and works in tandem with Terrorism Liaison Officers throughout the State.
Prior to assuming his current leadership role, George was the SSA over PX's combined Human Trafficking-Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force which served as a model for other FBI divisions to emulate. Additionally, the proactive and innovative techniques utilized by the Task Force to identify and arrest traffickers, and rescue victims leading up to the 2015 Super Bowl was awarded the 2015 International Association of Chiefs of Police Civil Rights Award.
Steuer previously served as an Assistant Legal Attaché in Kabul, Afghanistan where he had management responsibilities over the FBI's Afghan capacity building and international liaison missions. George previously deployed to Iraq in 2005 and Afghanistan in 2007 working insurgent and terror organization threats.
Prior to joining the FBI in November of 1998, George worked for United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye for eight years.
Location: Best Western Thunderbird Suites, 7515 E Butherus Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.
Price: $18 pp.
RSVP simone@afioaz.org or simone@4smartphone.net or call and leave a message on 602.570.6016.

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.

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 11:30am - Colorado Springs area, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts Elizabeth Boardman discussing "Cybersecurity 101: Types of Cybersecurity, Recent Threats, Personal Cybersecurity Safety, Tools Going Forward."

Elizabeth Boardman discusses "Cybersecurity 101: Types of Cybersecurity, Recent Threats, Personal Cybersecurity Safety, Tools Going Forward" at this Rocky Mountain Chapter first meeting of the fall season.
After going through Naval ROTC in the first class of women at Ohio State University, Elizabeth Boardman served for 8 years in the Navy and 21 years in the Naval Reserve, with postings in Groton, Norfolk, South Korea, Munich, and many others in 8 states, including a tour on the national staff for the Commander, Naval Reserve Intelligence in Dallas. She also worked for Boeing in Alaska and Lockheed Martin in Maryland. Her last position was in Colorado Springs.

She has two Bachelor degrees and a Master’s Degree in Computer Security and in Information Assurance.

Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net for more details. The cost of the meal is $15.

All presentations to the RMC, AFIO are on the basis of non-attribution so the speakers can feel free to provide information with the assurance it will not be published.

15 September 2016, 12:30 - 2 pm - Los Angeles, CA - AFIO–L.A hosts Maj. Gen. Mark MacCarley, US 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

Friday September 9, 2016 - noon to 2 pm - The Loudoun Crime Commission Luncheon features Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., on "Why There Can Be No Substitute for Victory Over Jihad."

Mr Frank Gaffney's presentation is titled 'Why There Can Be No Substitute for Victory Over Jihad.' The global jihad movement is the premier threat to Western Civilization of the 21st century. Jihadists use both violent and pre-violent techniques (including subversion, influence operations, infiltration, propaganda, law fare, migration, material support for terrorism, etc.) against all pillars of American civilization (in particular, our political system, military/intelligence/law enforcement communities, media, clergy, economy, education system, courts, etc.). The jihad must be effectively and decisively countered, rolled back, dismantled and ultimately defeated through the sustained use of a comprehensive, fact-based approach involving all instruments of national power at the federal, state and local levels, and wherever possible, the help of like-minded allies.
Gaffney is founder/ and president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP) in Washington, DC. The Center is a resource for timely analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Prior to founding CSP, Gaffney served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy in the Reagan administration. Additionally, Mr. Gaffney was a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, chaired by Senator John Tower (R-Texas).
This event falls 2 days before 13th Anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks on US.
Location: the Belmont Country Club. Cost $25 pp. cash or check.
RSVP by 6 September to RSVP@loudouncrimecommission.org.

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 11:30 am - 1 pm - Washington, DC - Daniel Morgan Academy hosts a "by invitation only" talk on "The NYPD Confronts Terrorism: Leading the Response to the 9/11 Attack" by David Cohen, former CIA DDO, former NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence

The Daniel Morgan Academy hosts an invitation-only national security lecture by David Cohen, Former CIA Deputy Director for Operations, Former NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence followed by Q&A. Reception begins at 11:30 am; Cohen talk from noon to 1 pm.

David Cohen is an expert on intelligence analysis and operations, with four decades of government experience at CIA and the NYPD Police Department.
Mr. Cohen served as Deputy Commissioner of NYPD for Intelligence, established in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. He was responsible for revolutionizing the way the NYPD and its nearly forty thousand employees collected, analyzed, and shared intelligence, as well as how the organization leveraged traditional intelligence collection and analysis methods to improve operations and inform the NYPD's counter-terrorism strategies. Prior to that position, Cohen served as CIA's DDO where he led what was then called the National Clandestine Services.
LOCATION: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW 7th Flr, Washington, DC 20036. Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations
If you received a direct invite, use the links in that invitation to register. Other who wish to explore attending should contact Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures and Seminars, Daniel Morgan Academy, at Fletcher@DanielMorgan.academy or call him at 202-759-4988 to see if space is available.

Monday, 19 September 2016, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Storm Over Leyte with John Prados - at the International Spy Museum

As the Allies prepared for the invasion of the Philippine island of Leyte, every available warship, submarine, and airplane was placed on alert while Japanese admiral Kurita Takeo stalked Admiral William F. Halsey's unwitting American armada. It was the beginning of the epic Battle of Leyte Gulf - the greatest naval battle in history. Join acclaimed historian John Prados, author of the new book Storm Over Leyte, for an unprecedented look at both sides of this titanic naval clash. Drawing upon a wealth of untapped sources - US and Japanese military records, diaries, declassified intelligence reports, and postwar interrogation transcripts - Prados offers up a masterful narrative of naval conflict on a gigantic scale. With access to the naval intelligence reports that influenced key strategic decisions on both sides, find out why Prados believes that despite the Americans' overwhelming superiority in firepower and supplies, the Japanese found a new weapon and achieved part of their goal. The event is co-sponsored by the Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP). Tickets: $10. Visit www.spymuseum.org

20 September 2016, 11:30 am - 1 pm - McLean, VA - The Defense Intelligence Forum (DIA Alumni Association) hosts Thomas McCabe on "China's Air and Space Revolutions."

Thomas R. McCabe will speak on "China's Air and Space Revolutions" at this DIA Alumni Association luncheon known as "the Defense Intelligence Forum." McCabe was a career analyst for DOD. He started his long government career as in the Marines, and his intelligence career as a second lieutenant in the USAF. He worked as a Middle East military analyst, a counterterrorism analyst for DIA, and as a Russian theater aviation analyst. He has published numerous articles on air and space power theory in a variety of well-regarded trade publications. He retired as lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Air Force and obtained a BA degree from West Chester State College, MA degree from Georgetown University and MS degree from the Defense Intelligence College.
Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA.
Fee: Pay at door by check for $29 payable to DIAA, Inc.
Registration starts at 1130 AM, lunch at 1200
The attribution rule for this presentation will be provided at the beginning of the presentation.
RSVP by 19 September by email to diforum@diaalumni.org. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. At time of registration, provide for each guest their entree choice: chicken cacciatore, or tilapia puttanesca, or lasagna, or sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portobella.
Checks are preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payments are discouraged.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, noon - Washington, DC - True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy - at the International Spy Museum

Noel Field betrayed his country and crushed his family. Once a well-meaning and privileged American, Field spied for Stalin during the 1930s and '40s. Used as a pawn in Stalin's sinister master strategy, he was ultimately kidnapped and tortured by the KGB and forced to testify against his own Communist comrades. Join journalist Kati Marton, author of True Believer, as she explains how this Ivy League-educated, US State Department employee, deeply rooted in American culture and history, became a hardcore Stalinist. With a reporter's eye for detail and a historian's grasp of the cataclysmic events of the twentieth century, Marton will discuss how she uncovered Field's quest for a life of meaning that went horribly wrong through her unprecedented access to Field family correspondence, Soviet Secret Police records, and reporting on key players including Alger Hiss, CIA Director Allen Dulles, World War II spy master "Wild Bill" Donovan, and Josef Stalin himself. No registration is required. Tickets: FREE. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 8 am - 3 pm - Laurel, MD - Paul Goldenberg, John Farmer and Distinguished Panelists address "Combating Domestic Terrorism" at this National Cryptologic Museum Foundation's 18th Annual Symposium and Membership Meeting

This year's NCMF's Annual Symposium looks at "Combating Domestic Terrorism" featuring Paul Goldenberg, CEO, Cardinal Point Strategies, Co-Chair of the DHS Foreign Fighter Task Force and Co-Chair of the DHS Faith-Based Security Council. He will be joined by his associate, John Farmer, Professor of Law and Special Counsel to the President of Rutgers University and former Attorney General of New Jersey in providing their unique insights on their work in Belgium and other parts of Europe following the recent terrorism events there.
We also have an exciting lineup of speakers for the afternoon session which will feature a notable panel of local law enforcement officials who will offer their perspective on protecting Maryland's citizens, property and information in the wake of terrorism and domestic unrest.
Panel Members are: Kemp Ensor, NSA Associate Director of Security and Counterintelligence; Kevin Perkins, FBI Special Agent in Charge, Baltimore Field Office; Col. William Pallozzi, Superintendent, Maryland State Police, and panel moderator Richard C. Schaeffer, President, National Cryptologic Museum Foundation.
Also joining the afternoon discussions will be Ronald Lee, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP and former NSA General Counsel and Associate Deputy Attorney General of the Department of Justice, speaking on protecting the privacy rights of U.S. citizens in the fight against terrorism.
REGISTRATION and NCMF exhibits open at 0800. A continental breakfast will be available from 0800-0900 and lunch will be served from 1200-1300. Speaker presentations run 0900-1500.
LOCATION: Event will be held at Johns Hopkins University/APL Kossiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd., Laurel, MD 20723. Once you reach the APL at Johns Hopkins Rd, Turn right on Pond Road, just past the service station. Follow the signs to the Kossiakoff Center parking on the lower lot. The lower level parking lot near the Kossiakoff Center is recommended and a shuttle service will operate from 0745-1530 for your convenience. More granular driving directions are available here.
ALL PRESENTATIONS ARE NON-ATTRIBUTION AND RECORDING DEVICES ARE PROHIBITED.
The fee for NCMF members is $30 and guests $60 (includes a one-year guest membership). Register online at www.cryptologicfoundation.org. Registration closes on Friday, 14 October. Or you may mail-in your registration fee to NCMF, P.O. Box 1682, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-9998.

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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