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In the news today: Byzantine Hacks - Russian or Domestic?
Please join National Cryptologic Museum Foundation friends and
colleagues welcoming Stephen Budiansky acclaimed
author, journalist, and historian of cryptology, speaking on
HOLD THE DATE: AFIO's 2017 National
Arrive Wednesday evening, 27 September to
overnight at the hotel to be ready early Thursday, 28 September,
for coach service to NGA for all day conference including visit to
their new museum. Welcome by NGA Director Robert Cardillo.
Friday activities TBA. Friday evening is our "Spies in Black
Book of the Week
Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich
The Third Reich ran on meth! A fast-paced narrative that discovers a surprising perspective on World War II: Nazi Germany relied heavily on novel energy-enhancing pharmaceuticals. Speed, meth, and similar agents. The Nazi regime preached an ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity. But as Norman Ohler reveals in this new history, the Third Reich was saturated with drugs. On the eve of World War II, Germany was a pharmaceutical powerhouse, and companies such as Merck and Bayer cooked up cocaine, opiates, and, most of all, methamphetamines, to be consumed by everyone from factory workers to housewives to millions of German soldiers. In fact, troops regularly took rations of a form of crystal meth - the elevated energy and feelings of invincibility associated with the high even help to explain certain German military victories. Drugs seeped all the way up to the Nazi high command and, especially, to Hitler who was often in a euphoric, delusional state. Irrational drug-induced exhuberance led to his making cascades of missteps and to his downfall.
"Ohler's astonishing account of methamphetamine addiction in the Third Reich changes what we know about the Second World War ... Blitzed looks set to reframe the way certain aspects of the Third Reich will be viewed in the future." - Guardian
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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTSObama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking. In the Obama administration's last days, some White House officials scrambled to spread information about Russian efforts to undermine the presidential election - and about possible contacts between associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Russians - across the government. Former American officials say they had two aims: to ensure that such meddling isn't duplicated in future American or European elections, and to leave a clear trail of intelligence for government investigators.
Section III - COMMENTARYIntelligence Officers Won't Exit En Masse During the Trump Administration. Former intelligence analyst Edward Price dramatically resigned from CIA last week in an op-ed in the Washington Post - complete with a video critique that has gone viral on social media. Is Mr. Price's departure the first crack in a dam of intelligence professionals flooding toward the exits? Or can he be viewed as a theatrical, but statistically insignificant, blip on the radar of service at CIA? Over the last few months, I've heard pundits speculating whether federal government employees will resign over President Donald Trump's policies, his policy process, or his controversial senior staff. The New York Times has run several articles suggesting that federal employees are "quietly gathering information about whistle-blower protections as they polish their resumes," and presumably Mr. Price is the harbinger of this prophecy coming true.
Section IV - Jobs - Interviews, Obituaries
Jobs - Interviews
TECHEXPO Polygraph-Only Hiring Events being held two days this week...
Interview for positions such as: Security Analyst, Network Architect, Help Desk Manager, Network Engineer, Threat Analyst, Technical Writer, Software Engineer, PeopleSoft Specialist, Cyber Risk Specialist, Systems Engineer, Software Developer, Web Developer, Network Developer, Database Administrator, Network Defense Specialist, Operations Manager and many more.
Wednesday, March 8 at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA 22102
Admission: CI or Full Scope Polygraph Clearance Required to Attend
At this McLean event: 9am -10am: Career Seminar by Bill Golden, CEO of Intelligence Careers Discussing "10 Things You Need to Know about the DC Job Market" 10am - 3pm: Hiring
Register to attend McLean VA event here.
Thursday, March 9, at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD 21044 Admission: Two Years of Cyber Security Experience & a Security Clearance Is Required to Attend
At this Columbia, MD event: 9am -10am: Career Seminar by Paul de Souza, Founder of CSFI, discussing "Social Media Empowerment" 10am - 3pm: Hiring Event
Register to attend Columbia MD event here.
Mahlon E. Doyle, 92, a renowned NSA cryptomathematician, named to the Cryptologic Hall of Honor, died 4 March 2017 of a stroke.
Mahlon E. Doyle's accomplishments spanned a 31-year career at NSA and predecessor agencies. As an inventor, innovator, and author, Doyle profoundly affected the design of modern cryptographic devices. His Communications Security (COMSEC) career began in 1949 as a cryptanalyst studying the new field of electronic key generators. Doyle was one of the pioneers in using mathematical notation to describe the motion of key generators and applying mathematical techniques to analyze them. He quickly established himself as the leading COMSEC cryptanalyst against electronic key generators when he discovered two general attack techniques that helped to lay the groundwork for significant SIGINT exploitations. In 1956, Doyle joined the COMSEC Research and Development (R&D) organization as a cryptomathematician. By 1961, he had risen to Chief of the Cryptomathematics Division, a position he held until 1977, when he was named Senior Cryptographer in the COMSEC R&D Office. The division was responsible for designing the cryptographic algorithms used by the U.S. and its Allies to protect classified information and the U.S. Nuclear Command and Control System. Doyle designed the cryptologics for major COMSEC systems that were used by the government for four decades. From the 1960s on, most U.S. government COMSEC equipment used cryptologics that were either designed by Doyle or designed by others based on his research. Significant contributions to the design of COMSEC system architectures are also attributed to him. He designed key management schemes that greatly enhanced the physical security of COMSEC devices and effected a dramatic decrease in the amount and cost of physically distributing key material.
Doyle was a prolific writer, publishing over 60 papers during his extended career. Most of the papers documented valuable advances to the cryptologic state of the art. In recognition of his achievements, he received the NSA Exceptional Civilian Service Award in 1980. For more about Doyle's NSA career, visit here.
Hal Hyde, 83, former CIA Career Officer, Electrical Engineer, and AFIO life member, died 6 February 2017 in Ohio.
Joseph Harold Hyde, 83, former CIA Electrical Engineer, and AFIO life member, died 6 February 2017 in Ohio. Hyde was born in Ansonia, CT. A graduate of The Taft School and Yale University, he was an electrical engineer with CIA, Western Electric, and Lucent Technologies. He spent the majority of his career working on all aspects of certain sonar systems on U.S. Navy nuclear missile submarines for the former Bell System. Prior to that effort, he spent three years on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, taught algebra at the Taft School, and was a Career Officer in the CIA. In retirement, Mr. Hyde served as a volunteer with the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program. and routinely lectured on error, fraud and abuse for the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging. He was a proud member of the US Marine Corps and an active, lifelong participant in AFIO programs. He is survived by his wife Mary Jo Cotter Hyde, his daughter Mary Elizabeth and Trent Black, two grandchildren, and a sister. Online condolences to www.rutherfordfuneralhome.com. Semper Fi.
Section V - Events
AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....
Thursday, 9 March 2017, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Scottsdale, AZ - The AFIO Arizona Chapter hosts SAC Thomas G. Atteberry, ATF, on "Reestablishing stability in the Phoenix Field Division, following the 'Fast and Furious' Investigation."
Thomas G. Atteberry, Special Agent in
Charge, Phoenix Field Division, of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will discuss "Reestablishing stability in
the Phoenix Field Division, following "Fast and Furious Investigation."
Location: Best Western Thunderbird Suites, 7515 E Butherus Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Fee: $18 pp.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call and leave a message on 602.570.6016. If you are bringing a guest please also send the full name of that person.
Reminder: The chapter needs your RSVP no later than 72 hours ahead of time. WE ARE charged for the no-show. BADGES: if you do not have a badge supplied by the chapter from prior events, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the information you would like on your badge (Full Name and Past Career Title/Affiliated Organization ~ should you wish). The cost for a badge with a magnetic strip is $5.
Thursday, 16 March 2017, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO's Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts Capt Steve Maffeo USNR(Ret) on "US Navy Codebreakers, Linguists, and Intelligence Officers against Japan."
Captain Steve Maffeo USNR(Ret) speaks on "US Navy
Codebreakers, Linguists, and Intelligence Officers against Japan:
1910-1941" which is based on 59 short biographies of people who were key
to the sea services' preparation for fighting the Japanese Empire when
World War II broke out, and whose advance work proved crucial. These
intelligence pioneers invented techniques, procedures, and equipment from
scratch, not only allowing the US to hold its own in the Pacific despite
the loss of much of its fleet at Pearl Harbor, but also laying the
foundation for today's intelligence methods and agencies.
Our speaker, Captain Steve Maffeo USNR Ret., recently retired as the associate director from the USAFA Library. He served in the Colorado Army National Guard (Signal Corps), and in US naval intelligence, from 1978 until 2008. He commanded three naval reserve/joint service intelligence units. His last navy assignment was teaching the history of intelligence at the NDIC. He has published four books dealing with naval history and the history of intelligence. RSVP or for more information, contact Tom VanWormer at email@example.com.
Thursday, 30 March 2017, 12:30 - 2 pm - Los Angeles, CA - AFIO LA Chapter hosts Phil Pressel on "The Hexagon KH-9 Spy Satellite Program."
AFIO LA hosts guest speaker Phil Pressel will be speaking on the subject of the Hexagon KH-9 spy satellite program.
Phil worked for 30 years for the Perkin-Elmer Corporation in Connecticut
and was responsible for the design of the Hexagon's stereo cameras. It was
the last film based spy satellite. The Hexagon satellite was acknowledged
to have been an invaluable asset providing intelligence information for
security agencies and the military. It was responsible for President Nixon
signing the SALT treaty and allowed President Reagan to say, "trust but
verify" what the Russians were doing. The program was declassified by the
NRO in 2011.
Location: LAPD-ARTC 5651 W Manchester Ave, L.A. CA 90045 ROOM 1G
To RSVP, email Vince at AFIO_LA@yahoo.com.
5 April 2017 (Wednesday), 11:30 am - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO San Francisco Chapter hosts Brigadier General Roderick Macdonald on "The Falklands Conflict 35 Years On."
Brig Gen Roderick "Rod" Macdonald discusses the "The
Falklands Conflict 35 years On." at this April meeting of the AFIO "Andre
LeGallo" San Francisco Chapter. The Falklands War from 2April to 14 June
1982 was the largest air sea battle since World War II. British forces
launched the longest amphibious operation in history, sailing 8,000 miles
to retake the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic, invaded and occupied
illegally by over 10,000 Argentine soldiers and Marines. Retired British
Army Brigadier General Roderick Macdonald will give a personal overview of
WHERE: Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080. 11:30AM no host cocktail; meeting and luncheon at noon.
RSVP: Eventbrite registration link will be posted shortly. Reservation and pre-payment is required before 26 March 2017. The venue cannot accommodate walk-ins. Contact Mariko Kawaguchi, Board Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mariko Kawaguchi, c/o AFIO, PO Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011 with your questions.
Tuesday, 11 April 2017, noon - MacDill AFB - The Florida Suncoast AFIO Chapter hosts Dr. Mudhafar Amin on "Iraqi and Regional Affairs from view of a former member of Iraq's Foreign Service."
Dr. Mudhafar A. Amin will be offering insights on Iraqi and regional affairs from his perspective as a history and political science scholar and former senior member of Iraq's Foreign Service. We will also be honoring several WWII veterans living in Tampa Bay as well as holding elections for Chapter officers.
Location: MacDill AFB Surf's Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Boulevard, MacDill AFB, FL 33621.
Fee: $20, payable at the door by cash or check, for lunch.
RSVP or more info: Chapter Secretary email@example.com for more information or to make a reservation. Deadline: Tuesday, 4 April 2017.
Thursday, 20 April 2017, 6:30 PM - Michigan - The AFIO Michigan Chapter hosts SSA David A. Fluitt, FBI, discussing counterintelligence and counterproliferation issues.
The AFIO "Johnny Micheal Spann" Memorial Chapter hosts David A. Fluitt Counterintelligence Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) with the Detroit FBI and also serves as the counterintelligence and counterproliferation Program Coordinator within the state of Michigan. Speaker: David Fluitt, Counterintelligence Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) with the Detroit FBI Location: Contact us for information on meeting location Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.afiomichigan.org.
13 May 2017, 11:30 am - Patrick AFB, FL - AFIO Satellite Florida Chapter meets. Speaker TBA
The Florida Satellite Chapter of AFIO meets for a social hour at 11:30 to 12:15 - and then enjoys lunch at 12:15 pm onwards. A speaker TBA. Greet old, new members and guests (limited cash bar - honor system). Where: The Tides, 1001 N. Hwy A1A, BLDG #967, Patrick AFB, FL 32925 For more information visit their website here. RSVP here.
HOLD THE DATE - 28 - 29 September 2017 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO's 2017 National Intelligence Symposium
Arrive Wednesday evening, 27 September to overnight at
the hotel to be ready early Thursday, 28 September, for coach service to
NGA for all day conference including visit to their new museum. Welcome by NGA Director Robert Cardillo. Friday activities TBA.
Friday evening is our "Spies in Black Ties" banquet.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza, Tysons Corner, VA. Details, event registration and hotel room registration links to be sent to all current members in coming weeks..
Other Upcoming Events
Wednesday, 8 March 2017, noon - Washington, DC - The Spies of Palestine: Love, Betrayal, and the Heroic Life of Sarah Aaronsohn
Sarah Aaronsohn was born as part of the first wave of Jewish immigrants
who fled the pogroms of Russia and Eastern Europe in the 1880s, settling
in the province of Syria-Palestine. By the outbreak of WWI, her family was
one of the area's most prominent. Join author James Srodes as he discusses his newest book which describes how the Aaronsohns came to
side with the Allied forces and form the NILI espionage organization to
spy against the Turkish Army. Late in the war, Sarah assumed command of
the spy network as their penetration of the Turkish Army reached a
critical juncture. The intelligence gathered by NILI was crucial for the
British in liberating Palestine, the first dramatic Allied victory; and
Sarah's tragic end would prove important in holding the Allied victors to
their promises of a new Jewish state.
Free. No registration required.
Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Meet A Spy: Sandy Grimes - at the International Spy Museum
The Spy Museum Store hosts "Meet A Spy" - uncover the world of espionage and intelligence from people who practiced professionally. Sandy Grimes is a highly-regarded, longtime veteran of the CIA's clandestine service who - along with her colleague Jeanne Vertefeuille - helped capture Aldrich Ames, the infamous CIA officer turned traitor. Event is free. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Thursday, 16 March 2017 (6-8pm) - Alexandria, VA - Naval Intelligence Professionals Lessons in Leadership Intelligence Speaker Series This Month: Driving Entrepreneurial Success
Jim Kelly, PRESIDENT & CEO of Invictus
International Consulting, CDR, USN (Ret) (Intelligence Officer). Jim is a
retired US Navy Officer with over 35 years of experience in the National
Security Arena. Since retiring from a successful Navy career in 1997, Jim
has successfully built, managed and sold two small businesses. Invictus ,
Jim's 3rd company, specializes in providing cyber security assessments and
services to both US Government and Commercial clients. Invictus has been
in business only 2.5 years and has grown rapidly. Invictus now employs
more than 70 people in 4 different countries and in 9 different states in
Location: Sonoma Cellar, 207 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Times: 6 PM (Private Room Upstairs) - Remarks by our Speaker. 6:30-8 PM Social hour continues. Cash bar with an exceptional Wine, Beer, and Food menu. Open to All members and non-members. No RSVP Required. Dress: Smart Casual
Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:30 a.m. - McLean, VA - DIF Forum features SSA Tom O'Connor and SA Jean O'Connor on Terrorism Issues
The Defense Intelligence Forum (DIF/DIAA) luncheon
features SSA Tom O'Connor and SA Jean O'Connor will speak on Terrorism Issues. SSA Tom O'Connor is a distinguished FBI
Agent with a long career in local and Federal Law Enforcement. As an FBI
Agent for about the past 20 years he has served internationally and
domestically on a number of different cases and is a Terrorism expert. He
is an expert on Lone Wolf Terrorism and International Terrorism. He has
served in many areas to include on the ground at 9/11, and on the ground
in Afghanistan. Tom is the President of the FBI Agent Association. SA Jean
O'Connor is the Senior Team Leader for the FBI Evidence Response Team at
the Washington Field Office. The attribution for this presentation will be
provided at the beginning of the presentation
Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA
Fee: Pay at the door with a check for $29 payable to DIAA, Inc. Checks are preferred, but will accept cash; credit card payments are discouraged.
Registration starts at 1130 AM, lunch at 1200 PM
RSVP: Make reservations by 21 March 2017 to email@example.com. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. For each attendee, choose among Chicken Parmesan, Trout Limone, Grilled Sausages with Sweet Peppers, Lasagna, Manicotti with Spinach and Ricotta, Cannelloni Alla Bolognese, or Fettuccini with Portabella for your luncheon selection. Please provide your luncheon selection with your reservation to reduce the wait time for your food.
Thursday, 23 March 2017 - Austin,
TX - Intelligence in Defense of the Homeland: A Symposium by the
Intelligence Studies Project and the Business Executives for National
The Intelligence Studies Project (ISP) and Business Executives for National Security are pleased to announce a symposium, "Intelligence in Defense of the Homeland," at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center on the campus of UT Austin.
"Intelligence in Defense of the Homeland" is designed to promote an exchange of well-informed views on the challenges our intelligence and law enforcement agencies face in detecting and disrupting attacks inside the US by violent extremists. Keynote speakers are James Comey, the Director of the FBI and Thomas Bossert, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Other speakers are: Stephen Slick, Intelligence Studies Project Director; Bruce Hoffman, Peter Bergen, Ben Wittes, Robert Chesney, Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, president of BENS.
The Symposium is free and open to the public, however, advance registration is required for each session. Please click here to complete your registration and reserve your ticket(s). NOTE: Advance registration does not guarantee admission. Please plan to arrive early to secure your seat!
This event is co-sponsored by the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law, the Clements Center for National Security, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Please visit the Intelligence Studies Project website for more information about ISP and its activities.
Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10am - 1pm - Annapolis Junction, MD - Stephen Budiansky discusses A New Perspective on NSA's Covert Activities at this NCMF spring program
Please join National Cryptologic Museum Foundation friends
and colleagues welcoming Stephen Budiansky acclaimed
author, journalist, and historian of cryptology, speaking on "A
New Perspective on NSA's Covert Activities."
A book signing of Mr. Budiansky's book Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union follows his presentation and lunch follows that at noon.
Mr. Budiansky will speak about his latest book (noted above) that draws on an array of recently declassified documents to explore the NSA's long SIGINT struggle against the Soviets, and traces the historical forces behind the intelligence controversies making headlines today. Mr. Budiansky is the author of numerous books of military and intelligence history, science and biography including Battle of Wits: The Complete Story of Codebreaking in World War II and Blackett's War. He is the former foreign editor and deputy editor of US News & World Report, and former Washington editor of the scientific journal Nature, and a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal's book review pages. You will not want to miss this program that draws on an array of recently declassified documents to explore the NSA's long SIGINT struggle against the Soviets and to trace the historical forces behind the intelligence controversies making headlines today.
Where: CACI, Inc. located at 2720 Technology Drive, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701, Tel 301-575-3200. Directions and Map here. Click "directions" to get driving guidance.
RSVP NOW: register online here or mail registration fee of $20 (members) or $50 (guests, includes one-year membership) to NCMF, PO Box 1682, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-9998. Please register prior to 23 March to ensure space available.
Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 6:45pm-8:15pm - Washington, DC - Deep Undercover with Jack Barsky - at S. Dillon Ripley Center.
What happens when a Soviet spy decides his American life is the best fit? Join former KGB spy, Jack Barsky, and International Spy Museum Curator and Historian Dr. Vince Houghton, for a discussion of Barsky's double life as an American businessman who was really an East German spy for the Soviets in the 1980s. Barksy's new book Deep Undercover: My Secret Life & Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America will be available for sale and signing after the talk. This event is co-sponsored by the Smithsonian Associates and will be held at the Smithsonian Institution (S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW). Tickets for the general public: $30, tickets for Spy Museum Inner Circle Members: $20. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Thursday, 30 March 2017, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Beware of the Predator: In-Store Book Signing with Warren D. Holston - at the International Spy Museum.
Meet at the Spy Museum bookstore and meet author/career CIA Technical Operations officer, Warren D. Holston, and Intel analyst/contributing author, Dave White. Holston worked throughout the IC, DOD, and defense industry for more than 30 years and was awarded the CIA's Intelligence Commendation Medal and the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. White worked for the USG in a broad range of roles and missions within the Intelligence and Defense Communities for almost 30 years, including serving as a Deputy Senior Operations Officer and Identity Intelligence Analyst at the NCTC and as a biometrics technology consultant in the IC. Their latest book, Beware The Predator, is an easy-to-read guide for anyone who wants to raise their security awareness and defensive posture. This book will help you understand how to protect yourself, your family and business from criminal predators, corporate intrusion, and State sponsored spying. Whether you are a corporate or government executive, a high-net-worth individual, or someone simply concerned about identity theft and personal safety, you should be aware of the vulnerabilities to your personal data and predatory attacks against your assets and relationships. Event is free. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Thursday, 30 March 2017, 6:30 p.m. - Washington, DC - The Mysterious Disappearance of Jim Thompson, "The Silk King of Thailand" - at the Textile Museum
When Jim Thompson vanished 50 years ago, he was the best-known American in Thailand. Rumors still swirl around his disappearance. Thompson had set up the Bangkok OSS office and later served as a CIA asset in Thailand, but it was his beautiful Thai silk that made him famous. He revitalized the industry, amassed a huge art collection, and built a magnificent house from traditional Thai homes to showcase his precious objects. So what could have happened in March of 1967, when he went for a short walk in the high jungles of Malaysia? Why were the CIA, DOS, US Army, and FBI involved in the massive search? Join Dr. Llewellyn Toulmin, the co-founder of Missing Aircraft Search Team, as he analyzes the case from a scientific search and rescue point of view, discusses Thompson's CIA connections, and suggests a solution to this 50-year-old famous mystery.
Tickets: $10. Contact Shana Oltmans at firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
30 March - 1 April 2017 - Washington, DC - Joint Conference on "Creating and Challenging the Transatlantic Intelligence Community"
The Woodrow Wilson Center, the German Historical Institute, and the Intenational Intelligence History Association are delighted to invite you to the jointly organized conference on "Creating and Challenging the Transatlantic Intelligence Community".
Please register for the conference by email to the IIHA Executive
Director at email@example.com before 23 March 2017.
The conference fee is 150 EUR / 165 US-Dollar, 110 EUR / 120 US-Dollar for IIHA members and 75 EUR / 80 US-Dollar for students.
This includes dinners on Thursday and Friday as well as coffee breaks during the conference and a snack lunch on Saturday.
Full list of Speakers and Tentative Schedule here.
Thursday, 4 May 2017, 7 pm - Washington, DC - 2017 Night of Heroes Gala - PenFed Foundation
You are cordially invited to join the PenFed Foundation, our partners and
friends, Thursday, 4 May 2017, as we honor those
who lead the way in supporting our military and veterans.
All proceeds benefit the PenFed Foundation, helping members of the
military secure the financial future they deserve.
Location: Trump' International Hotel, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC
VIP Sponsor Reception - 5:30 pm; General Reception - 6:00 pm; Dinner - 7:00 pm Black Tie
Please respond by 21 April 2017.
For more information and to RSVP online, do so here.
4 - 7 June 2017 - San Antonio, TX - USGIF GEOINT 2017 Symposium theme is: "Advancing Capabilities to Meet Emerging Threats"
The always impressive US Geospatial-Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is offering more than 25 training and professional development sessions at their GEOINT 2017 Symposium on "Advancing Capabilities to Meet Emerging Threats" being held in beautiful San Antonio, TX. Monday, June 5 through Wednesday, June 7 are a variety of training sessions running two hours each. Attendees receive 0.2 Continuing Education Units per qualified session. Expand your knowledge on a familiar topic or learn a new one in one of the hottest, most promising and useful fields in the Intelligence Community. Sessions include: Hacking for Defense: Solving National Security Problems; 3D Terrain Modeling; Analytics for Small Sat Systems; Recent Advances in Deep Learning Cognitive Social Media Analytics Framework; Open Geospatial Machine Learning; Cyber Attack and Defense Wargame with IT, Industrial, and GEOINT Context; And much more.
Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX.
RSVP ASAP: Agenda and other information here.
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