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AFIO National Spring Luncheon
New York Times Washington
The 11 a.m. speaker is Eva Dillon, author and magazine publisher, on Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War. It is an engaging true-life memoir, of her CIA father, Paul Dillon, and the GRU officer who became a CIA agent whom her father handled - the highest ranking, longest serving asset the US had during the Cold War. It is also a memoir about both families growing up unknowingly as the children of spies.
David E. Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent
for the New York Times, speaks on "Terrorism, Secret
Wars, Nuclear Proliferation, and the Use of American Power." His
address starts at 1 p.m.
"Codebreaking and the Battle of Midway" with
Author/Historian Elliot Carlson
2017 Henry F. Schorreck Lecture Speaker Series features Elliot
Carlson, author of the celebrated biography of CMDR
Joseph Rochefort (cryptologic hero of the Battle of Midway) - Joe
Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted
Yamamoto at Midway. Carlson's talk will be "Codebreaking
and the Battle of Midway: When Cryptanalysis Came of Age." More
about Carlson's book here.
RSVP: Advanced registration required since this popular NCM
Schorreck Lecture Series always has a full house. To not lose a
spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com and
provide the number of seats you will need. They will confirm your
reservations and answer any questions.
HOLD THE DATE: AFIO's 2017 National
Tentative Agenda: ' Opening Remarks by AFIO
President; ' NGA Overview and Q&A; ' Video Presentation; ' NGA
Leadership Remarks (D/NGA or DD) - Includes GEOINT Strategy and
Functional Management; ' Lunch (with museum tours, NGA store, and
group photo). Presentations/Panels on: ' KH 8 Declassification; '
Pathfinder (unclassified research to solve intel problems); '
Commercial GEOINT Activity; and ' the Small Satellite Revolution.
Book of the Week
Maximum Harm: The Tsarnaev Brothers, the FBI, and the Road to the Marathon Bombing
An examination of the Tsarnaev brothers' movements in the days leading up to the Boston Marathon bombing on 15 April 2013, the subsequent investigation, the Tsarnaevs' murder of MIT police officer Sean Collier, the high-speed chase and shootout that fatally wounded Tamerlan, and the manhunt in which the authorities finally captured Dzhokhar, hiding in a Watertown backyard. McPhee untangles many threads of circumstance, coincidence, possible collusion, motive, and opportunity that resulted in the deadliest attack on the city of Boston to date.
"While the government quietly closed their case against the lone terrorist brought to trial in the Boston Marathon bombing, Michele McPhee continued to work behind the scenes developing investigative leads through her cadre of sources. Maximum Harm is the latest example of McPhee's investigative excellence and exposes many of the details kept secret from the public, leaving the reader questioning if justice was truly served." -- Thomas Pasquarello, former Somerville, MA, police chief and special agent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (retired).
The book may be ordered here.
American War: A Novel
Set in in 2075, Omar El Akkad's American War presents a fractured and frightening America, where the sun burns hot and the country has turned into war zones and refugee camps. Over the course of two decades, Akkad traces the fate of the Chestnut family, who flee their home in the south and spend the better part of their lives in a sprawling, impoverished encampment. Written with precise care for the fictional truth -- news articles, press releases, and oral histories emerge throughout -- the book sounds a warning blast. A disquieting novel. An Amazon Best Book of April 2017
"Whether read as a cautionary tale of partisanship run amok, an allegory of past conflicts or a study of the psychology of war, American War is a deeply unsettling novel. The only comfort the story offers is that it's a work of fiction. For the time being, anyway." -- Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review
The book may be ordered here.
Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTSTurkey Investigating 17, Some Americans, Accused in Failed Coup. A Turkish prosecutor has opened an investigation into 17 people accused of fomenting last year's failed coup, including many prominent American officials, academics and politicians, state news media reported on Saturday.
Section III - COMMENTARYDear China, I Am a White Guy and Not a Spy. When I take the elevator in my 100 per cent Chinese working-class housing estate, I often end up being grilled by my extremely kind neighbours. As is so common in Beijing, they ask me all kinds of questions about my life. Are you married? You live on the eighth floor, right? Are you American? Ah no, Italian? How much is your rent? What do you do?
Section IV - Obituaries
Walter "Walt" "Scottie" M. Berwick, 76, a retired CIA SIS Operations Officer, died 15 April 2017 in Miami, FL from complications of liver disease. He graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in the early 1960s and was Class President and Captain of the Basketball Team. In 2009, he was invited back to FDU to receive an honorary Doctorate. After several years as a Submarine Officer in the US Navy, he joined CIA in 1965 and served in various overseas and domestic assignments until his retirement in 1990. Walt served in Latin America and the Caribbean (three times as COS) and also in East Asia. His SIS Headquarters assignments included EUR/Nordic Branch Chief; CTC as D/C for Ops and Analysis; CIC as C/Ops and finally DC, EA Division. He received a number of performance awards, decorations and citations during his CIA career. After retirement in 1990, Walt lived and worked overseas mainly in Latin America as a private Investigator involved in international kidnapping and ransom cases. In 2000, he returned on contract with CIA as an Ops Officer and also as an Instructor/Mentor in both domestic and overseas assignments until his final retirement in 2012. Walt lived in Key Largo, FL and is survived by his spouse, C.J., and six adult children, and numerous grandchildren. [In absence of formal obituary, read more about Walt here: Fairleigh Dickinson Alumni Profile, Spring 2000] (TY MK)
David Allen Wilkinson, 70, a retired Civilian NSA Intelligence Analyst, died 1 April 2017 in Severna Park, MD, of cardiac arrest.
David's college studies in Fine Arts and Philosophy were interrupted when he joined the army, where his aptitude for languages was discovered. Intensive study of Arabic led to assignments in Africa and the Middle East, initially as an analyst. When he transferred to Army Special Operations later on, his duties took on a more active nature. His last military deployment was as a Tier-1 operator, deployed with and at the request of the Commander of Seal Team 6. After 18 years in the army, David pursued a civilian career with NSA where he distinguished himself as a gifted intelligence analyst with sharp intuition. His decorations from his military and civilian service include 4 Meritorious Service Medals, 5 Intelligence Community Awards, 3 Unit Citations, a Joint Meritorious Service Award, and, as he often put it, "the other usual doodads." Following service to his country, David retired and returned to his first love: art. He rediscovered his passion for sculpture, especially stone and metal. His work has been featured in local shows and, through digital technology, internationally. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Lynda "Latifa" Wilkinson.
Werner Stiller, East German Spy
and Defector, Dies at 69. On a snowy night in January
1979, Werner Stiller stepped into his office in Berlin, pried open a safe
and grabbed the transit papers that would allow him to travel safely from
the city's communist eastern half to freedom in the west.
He had already sent his wife a goodbye letter stuffed with 10,000 German marks, explaining that she and the children would be safer in East Germany, but acknowledging, "I don't understand a lot of this myself."
He had a gun inside his jacket, and inside his luggage was a stack of microfiche film four inches thick - the bulk of a secret document cache that made Mr. Stiller, a case officer with the East German police and intelligence agency known as the Stasi, one of the most notable defectors of the Cold War.
A trained physicist, he worked for seven years with the Ministry for State Security's foreign intelligence service before turning to the West. He later transformed himself from an idealistic champion of communism to a freewheeling avatar of global capitalism. [Read More: Smith/washingtonpost/3April2017]
Section V - Events
AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....
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.
22 April 2017, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - The AFIO Maine Chapter hosts CIA Operations Officer/COS - Gerry Gossens - on "Peace in the Middle East?"
The next meeting of AFIO's Maine Chapter features Gerry Gossens,
a veteran CIA clandestine operative, who will review chances of peace in
the Middle East. He is a former CIA station chief in six different
countries, and will discuss current geopolitical landscapes from Iraq to
the Congo. Gerry Gossens graduated from the US Naval Academy and was
commissioned by the US Air Force. He went on to become a pilot and
intelligence officer in the Strategic Air Command. Next he was recruited
by the CIA for clandestine service and served in Beirut, the Congo,
Tunisia, Guinea, South Africa, Zambia, and Paris. Later in civilian life
he was involved in politics and served two terms each in the Senate and
House of Representatives in Vermont.
No registration required. The chapter meeting is open to the public and begins at 2 p.m. at the Program Center of the Brick Store Museum, 4 Dane St. in Kennebunk. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
Monday, 1 May 2017, 6 pm - New York, NY - The NY Metro Chapter Meeting features Dr. Robert Jervis on "Can We Do Intelligence Analysis Better? A View From A Complex Systems and 'Black Swan' Expert."
Robert Jervis, PhD is Stevenson Professor of
International Affairs at Columbia University, and was the recipient of the
1990 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for "Ideas Improving World
Order." He is an expert on the complexities of systems, politics,
intelligence, and human nature and competing values. The ideal speaker for
the chapter (and the country) at this time. So you will not want to miss
Jervis held appointments at the University of California at Los Angeles and Harvard University. In 2000-2001, he served as President of the American Political Science Association. Professor Jervis is co-editor of the "Cornell Studies in Security Affairs," a series published by Cornell University Press, and a member of numerous editorial review boards for scholarly journals. His publications include Perception and Misperception in International Politics, The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution, System Effects: Complexity in Political and Social Life, American Foreign Policy in a New Era, and Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Fall of the Shah and Iraqi WMD, and several edited volumes and numerous articles in scholarly journals.
Location: Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065.
COST: $50/person. Payment at the door only. Cash or check. Full dinner, cash bar.
REGISTRATION strongly suggested, not required. Phone Jerry Goodwin 646-717-3776 or Email email@example.com.
Saturday, 6 May 2017, 11 am - 3 pm - Orange Park, FL - The North Florida AFIO Chapter hosts former CIA Officer Dr. Edward Mickolus on "Coercive Intelligence, including EIT."
On May 6 our presenter will be one of our own. Compatriot Edward
F. Mickolus, PhD who will be speaking on "Coercive
Intelligence, including EIT (Enhanced Interrogation Techniques)."
Mickolus received his A.B. at Georgetown University, and Ph.D. at Yale. He served 33 years at the CIA in analysis, operations, management, recruiting and public affairs. His 31 books include a series of multi-volume chronologies and biographies on international terrorism; including many articles and reviews in journals and newspapers. He served as editor of CIA's internal publication, "What's New at CIA" from 1994-2005. For the last seven years, he has been a senior instructor for SAIC and its spinoff Leidos. Inc. He currently serves teaches at the University of North Florida.
AGENDA: 11-noon Social Hour; noon-12:05 Call to Order, Pledge, Invocation; 12:05-12:15 Intro of guests & new members; 12:15-1 Lunch; 1:00-1:15 break; 1:15-2 presentation by Dr. Edward F. Mickolus, CIA (Ret.); 2-3 Chapter business.
RSVP to Ken Meyer firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 904-777-2050. Cost: $24 per person; pay Club at the luncheon. Family and guests, especially potential members, are all cordially invited.
Friday, 12 May 2017 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Spring Luncheon features NYTimes Washington Correspondent David Sanger on "Terrorism, Secret Wars, Nuclear Proliferation, and the Use of American Power," and Author Eva Dillon on "Living Life Undercover in a CIA Family"
David E. Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times, speaks on "Terrorism, Secret Wars, Nuclear
Proliferation, and the Use of American Power." His address starts at 1
The 11 a.m. speaker is Eva Dillon, author and magazine publisher, on Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War and join AFIO as we welcome and thank Marina, the granddaughter of Gen Polyakov present with us at this special event. Dillon's book is an engaging true-life memoir, of her CIA father and the Soviet double agent he handled - the highest ranking, longest serving asset the US had during the Cold War. It is also a memoir about both families growing up unknowingly as the children of spies.
"A beautifully written, profoundly moving account of one of the most important U.S Intelligence sources ever run inside the Soviet Union. A cliff-hanger from beginning to end, Dillon's account is filled with espionage tradecraft and family drama - essential reading for intelligence professionals, memoir enthusiasts, and anyone fascinated by how spying really works." -- Peter Earnest, Executive Director, International Spy Museum
Event location the Crowne Plaza (soon to be renamed DoubleTree-Hilton), Tysons Corner, VA, at 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22102.
Registration is here. Do so now to assure seating.
13 May 2017, 11:30 am - Patrick AFB, FL - The AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hosts Alexander Penalta, J.D. on "Civilian Drone Operations: The Threat Over the Horizon."
The guest speaker at this Florida Satellite Chapter meeting will be Alexander Penalta, Esquire (Juris Doctor), on "Civilian Drone Operations: The Threat Over the Horizon in the Age of Counterterrorism."
Attorney Penalta is an American Business Litigation and Aviation Lawyer, fluent in English and Spanish, licensed to practice in Florida and Washington, DC, with offices throughout North and South Florida. He currently serves as Chief Counsel at the The Penalta Law Firm (www.penaltalaw.com) and is a partner member of FBI Infragard.
Penalta's presentation will be followed by Q&A by Dr. Joseph Finley Ph.D., a former FBI Special Agent, on "ISIS Terror Tactics."
Location: The Tides, 1001 N. Hwy A1A, Bldg #967, Patrick AFB, FL 32925
Times: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Social Hour, greet old, new members and guests (limited cash bar – honor system); 12:15 PM: Sit-Down lunch To Attend: Prepaid reservations are required which must be received by 5 May 2017. To reserve, send check ($25 member; $28 guests) and meal choice (Marinated Beef Flank Steak (B); Twin Seared Chicken Breast w/Artichoke and Caper Sauce (C) Vegetarian/vegan available) by first contacting FSC Chapter President at email@example.com..
Thursday, 18 May 2017, 11:30 AM - Colorado Springs, CO - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts Dr. William E. Berry, discussing "North Korea's Nuclear Weapons and Missile Program."
Dr. William E. Berry, Jr. is currently an independent consultant specializing in East Asian security issues after retiring from the Air Force as a colonel in 1997. During his military career, he served in Vietnam, the Philippines, Korea, and Malaysia where he was the air attaché from 1990-1993. He also taught at the Air Force Academy, the National War College, and the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and was the senior military professor and chair of the Academy's Department of Political Science toward the end of his career. Dr. Berry completed his most recent book entitled Global Security Watch-Korea, published by Praeger/Greenwood Press in March 2008.
The presentation will begin with a review of how the Kim dynasty in North Korea has endured from 1948 to the present, passing from father (Kim Il Sung 1948-1994) to son (Kim Jong Il (1994-2011) to grandson (Kim Jong Un 2011-present) despite widespread famine, malnutrition, and other inhumane sufferings of the North Korean people. It will then proceed to detail the North Korean nuclear weapons programs and the development of missile delivery systems.
The nuclear program started in the 1980s with a graphite reactor provided by the Soviets with a demand that NK join the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). In the early 2000s the US accused NK of developing a covert highly enriched uranium program. NK withdrew from the NPT and probably produced about 50 warheads. Some 5 underground tests were conducted with increasing yields. Three tests occurred under the regime of the current Kim Jong Un.
A missile delivery system has also been developed, resulting in more than 20 intermediate range missile tests in 2016. There are plans for Intercontinental ballistic missiles. There are still technological issues with miniaturization and hardening, fitting warhead to missile and surviving reentry into the atmosphere, guidance systems etc. But the regime is extremely serious in further development.
The presentation will conclude with an examination of possible rationales for the decision of the Kims to expend scarce economic resources to develop nuclear weapons and delivery systems.
For details, please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOLD THE DATE - 28 - 29 September 2017 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO's 2017 National Intelligence Symposium
Tentative Agenda: ' Opening Remarks by AFIO President;
' NGA Overview and Q&A; ' Video Presentation; ' NGA Leadership Remarks
(D/NGA or DD) - Includes GEOINT Strategy and Functional Management; '
Lunch (with museum tours, NGA store, and group photo).
Presentations/Panels on: ' KH 8 Declassification; ' Pathfinder
(unclassified research to solve intel problems); ' Commercial GEOINT
Activity; and ' the Small Satellite Revolution.
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: DoubleTree-Hilton, Tysons Corner, VA [formerly the Crowne Plaza], at 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22102. Details, event registration and hotel room registration links to be sent to all current members in coming weeks. Early phone-only room registrations can be made at 1-877-865-1877 at $119/nite.
Other Upcoming Events
Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - "Three Minutes to Doomsday" - at the International Spy Museum
Imagine tangling with a spy who eventually succeeded in making the US defenseless against a nuclear attack. When former FBI agent Joe Navarro, an expert in analyzing body language, embarked on a routine assignment in August 1988 to interview "person of interest" Roderick James Ramsay regarding his association with a known traitor, he couldn't know that it would be the beginning of an all-consuming battle of wits at the highest level. In connection with his new book, Three Minutes to Doomsday, Navarro will share his personal memories of being pitted against Ramsay, an ex-soldier who possessed the second highest IQ ever recorded by the US Army. And Navarro had to contend with Ramsay's photographic memory, which allowed him to vacuum up vast amounts of top-secret information to be sold to the Soviet Union. The book will be available for sale and signing at the event. Tickets: $10. Register at www.spymuseum.org.
Saturday, 22 April 2017, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Allan Topol: "The Italian Divide" - at the International Spy Museum
The Spy Museum's Spy Store is hosting a signing of the novel, The Italian Divide, by Allan Topol. The book follows former CIA Director Craig Page in his investigation into a murder of friend and sponsor, prominent Italian banker Frederico Castiglione. He suspects foul play. With the help of Elizabeth Crowder, CIA director Betty Richards, and director of EU Counter Terrorism Giuseppe, Craig discovers a complicated web of mysterious political and financial takeovers across Italy, all linked back to Craig's sworn enemy, Zhou Yun, and Roberto Parelli. Allan is the author of ten novels of international intrigue. Two of them, Spy Dance and Enemy of My Enemy, were bestsellers, and many of his works appear in Japanese, Portuguese, and Hebrew editions. Event is free. More info at www.spymuseum.org.
Thursday, 4 May 2017, noon - 2 pm - CWO(4) James Stejskal USA Rtd., discusses Special Forces Berlin: Clandestine Cold War Operations of the US Army's Elite, 1956'1990 at the Australian Embassy
The Washington Sub-Branch of the Returned & Services League of
Australia luncheon at the Australian Embassy features CWO (4)
James Stejskal USA Rtd., discussing his new book: Special
Forces Berlin: Clandestine Cold War Operations of the US Army's Elite,
James Stejskal hails from the Great Plains of Nebraska. After a short stint at the University of Nebraska he enlisted in the US Army. First training as an airborne infantryman and serving with the 82nd Airborne, he then qualified for Special Forces and successfully completed the arduous "Q" Course to win his "Green Beret." He served with US Army Special Forces in many "interesting places" worldwide, including Germany, the Balkans, the Middle East, and Africa before retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CWO4) after 23 years. But the adventure was only just starting... He then worked as a security consultant for a US NGO in central Africa during the Rwandan insurgency and second Congo War. In the last century, he was recruited by CIS and served as a senior case officer in Africa, Europe, and the Far East before retiring again. He is now a military historian
Where 'Amenities Room, Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Charge - $15, including buffet lunch and sodas. Alcoholic beverages- $2 each. Attire: Business casual.
RSVP by noon on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 to David Ward at 202-352-8550 or via e-mail to email@example.com NOTE: Valid photo ID required. Parking: While there is no parking at the Embassy, paid, off street parking is available behind and under the Airline Pilots Association- 17th and Mass, and, at 15th and Mass (1240 15th St). On street two hour metered parking also available.
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.
Thursday, 25 May 2017 10 am - 11:30 am - Fort Meade, MD - National Cryptologic Museum's Schorreck Lecture: "Codebreaking and the Battle of Midway" with Author/Historian Elliot Carlson
2017 Henry F. Schorreck Lecture Speaker Series features Elliot
Carlson, author of the celebrated biography of CMDR Joseph
Rochefort (cryptologic hero of the Battle of Midway) - Joe
Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto
at Midway. Carlson's talk will be "Codebreaking and the Battle of
Midway: When Cryptanalysis Came of Age." More about Carlson's book is here.
On 3-7 June 1942, the US defeated Japan in the Battle of Midway, one of the most decisive battles in world history. The battle regained the initiative in the Pacific for the US after its setback at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 while placing Japan on the strategic defensive from which it never fully recovered. On the 75th Anniversary of this US naval victory, Carlson discusses the pivotal role that intelligence played in it. In particular, the breaking of JN-25, the Japanese Imperial Fleet's operational code, by codebreakers at Station Hypo in Hawaii led by CMDR Joseph Rochefort USN.
Carlson holds degrees from Stanford University (MA) and the University of Oregon (BS); he lives with his wife in Silver Spring, MD.
RSVP: Advanced registration required since this popular NCM Schorreck
Lecture Series always has a full house. So, to not lose a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com and provide the number of seats you will need. They will confirm your
reservations and answer any questions.
Event location: National Cryptologic Museum: 9900 Colony Seven Rd, Fort Meade, MD. Directions 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.
18 October 2017, 9 am - 3 pm - Laurel, MD - NCMF General Meeting & Symposium: "How Cyber has Changed the World Around Us."
SAVE THE DATE. Information coming in July. Details will be at www.cryptologicfoundation.org.
Event location: The Kossiakoff Center, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory.
19 - 20 October 2017 - Laurel, MD - 16th NSA/CSS Center for Cryptologic History Symposium: "Milestones, Memories, and Momentum."
SAVE THE DATE. Information forthcoming. This symposium will be followed on 21 October 2017 with tours and workshops at the National Cryptologic Museum.
Location: Kossiakoff Conference Center, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland.
For more about the program, visit www.nsa.gov
PAPERS for this event: The theme for the 2017 Symposium will be "Milestones, Memories, and Momentum." There are many milestones to mark in 2017: the 160th anniversary of the first attempt to span the Atlantic with a telegraph cable, 100 years since both the entry of the United States into World War I and the Russian October Revolution, and 75 years after the World War II battles of Coral Sea and Midway. The Symposium will take place just a few months before the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, and during the 25th year after the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. Papers looking at these milestone events in cryptology and considering how we remember their significance are particularly encouraged, as are those examining how cryptologic advances from these times provided momentum to create the systems of today and the future. Your proposal package should include an abstract of no more than ONE page, a complete CV, a short biographical sketch (not to exceed 150 words) to be used in the program, the amount of time you require for your paper, and full contact details. Panel proposals should include the above for each presenter and a short explanation of the panel's theme. Please submit your proposal by noon on Monday, February 6, 2017, to Program Chair Betsy Rohaly Smoot at firstname.lastname@example.org or to her care at The Center for Cryptologic History, Suite 6886, 9800 Savage Road, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755. Please note that correspondence that does not include the suite number may not be delivered in a timely manner. Proposals received after noon on February 6 will be considered on a space-available basis. The program committee will notify you about the final status of your proposal by June 9, 2017, but may engage you in discussions before that date. See details here.
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