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2017 Night of Heroes Gala - PenFed Foundation
You are cordially invited to join the PenFed Foundation, our partners and friends, on 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, D.C.
VIP Sponsor Reception - 5:30 pm; General Reception - 6:00 pm; Dinner - 7:00 pm Black Tie
Home & Away: Threats to America and the DHS Response
AFIO National Spring Luncheon
New York Times Washington Correspondent
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.
Books of the Week
The Operator: Firing the Shots that Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
A war memoir from a highly decorated Navy SEAL giving his version of the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011 during the raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Does not mention No Easy Day by fellow SEAL Matt Bissonnette, who wrote using the pen name Mark Owen, covering the same operation. This account was reviewed by DOD and contains a number of redactions.
O'Neill covers much more material including 400 missions which included his involvement in attempts to rescue "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden. O'Neill describes his childhood in Butte, MT; his impulsive decision to join the SEALs; the arduous evaluation and training process; and the tough gauntlet he had to run to join the SEALs' most elite unit. After officially becoming a SEAL, O'Neill would spend more than a decade in the most intense counterterror effort in US history. For extended periods, not a night passed without him and his small team recording multiple enemy kills -- and though he was lucky enough to survive, several of the SEALs he'd trained with and fought beside never made it home.
The book may be ordered here.
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.
Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTSUS Intelligence Agencies Fear Rogue Insiders As Much As Spies These Days. Forget about spies. It's rogue insiders that cause heartburn at US intelligence agencies these days.
Section III - COMMENTARYThe Spy Who Can Change Disguises in a Public Bathroom. If you want to be a spy, then you're not the right person to be a spy. Those are the kinds of people who want to play James Bond. And they're dangerous.
Section IV - Courses, Obituaries
Two Intelligence Courses Available for Individual Enrollment at The Intelligence Academy
We have two individual enrollment courses schedule this Fall and offer a 10% AFIO member discount for enrollment in any course and the discount is included as an option in the registration process, so be certain to use it.
The courses are:
12-13 September 2017, Intelligence Budget Process
24-25 October 2017, Analyst Training: Writing, Analysis & Preparing Briefings
This is the link for both for further information, registration, etc.
Edward William Proctor, PhD, 95, former DDI/CIA and DD/IC Staff, died 5 September 2016, in Yardley, PA. During his 27-year career in CIA, he was Deputy Director for Intelligence under Directors Richard Helms, James Schlesinger, William Colby and George H. W. Bush, and, Deputy Director of the Intelligence Community Staff under Director Stansfield Turner. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1942 with highest honors in economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In the U.S. Army, he served in the Ordnance Overseas Maintenance and Modification Detachment and was awarded the Army Commendation Ribbon. In 1945, he returned to Brown University as an instructor in the Economics Department. He was appointed a teaching fellow at Harvard University in 1947, and served as an assistant professor of economics at the Pennsylvania State University from 1950 to 1953. He holds a PhD from Harvard, in addition to AB and AM degrees from Brown. In 1953, Dr. Proctor joined the CIA as an analyst specializing in Soviet economic and military developments, including aircraft and guided missile programs, Soviet military expenditures and arms control. In 1971 he was appointed Deputy Director for Intelligence responsible for the analysis of the entire range of foreign developments and for the overt collection and processing of foreign intelligence, including the National Photographic Interpretation Center and the Foreign Broadcast Information Service. In 1976, he took a three-year tour of duty as Chief of Station in the American Embassy in London, England. Over the course of his career, Dr. Proctor was awarded the CIA Intelligence Medal of Merit (1962), the CIA Distinguished Service Intelligence Medal (1976), and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal (1980).
In November 1991, he was recalled to the CIA to head a special task force to determine the actions to be taken and mechanisms to be established to minimize concerns about the politicization of intelligence. The Director of Central Intelligence endorsed the task force report, approving all eleven of its recommendations. In late 1992, he was again recalled to assist with the evaluation of training activities throughout the U.S. intelligence community. [Read more: Legacy/WPost/28Oct2016]
Phillip Max Coffey, 90, Career NSA Recruiter and ONI Special Agent, died 11 April 2017 in Shepherdstown, WV. Phil grew up in Washington DC, enlisted in the Navy and served in the South Pacific Theater until the end of WWII. He attended Butler University and graduated from American University on the GI Bill. He was recalled to the Navy during the Korean Conflict and became a Special Agent for the Office of Naval Intelligence, retiring after his long career with NSA where he was Personnel Staff Officer/Recruiter. Phil was a member of the Phoenix Society. [Read more: Spirit of Jefferson WV/Obituaries/19April2017]
Walter Minor "Scott" Berwick, 76, a retired CIA SIS Operations Officer, died 15 April 2017 in Miami, FL from complications of liver disease. In 1967 Scott was
assigned as a Foreign Service Officer at CIA and became legendary in the annals of the CIA's classified history. He was personally involved in challenging and thwarting the spread of Soviet
and Cuban influence in the Caribbean, South and Central America as well as
the Far East during the Cold War. Scott attained the rank of SIS-2 (the
military equivalent of an Army Major General Officer) before he retired in
1990. He received the CIA Career Intelligence Medal among many other
In 1990, Scott started his own business, BPA Berwick, and specialized in hostage negotiations worldwide. One of Scott's cases on which he worked later became the basis for the movie Proof of Life with Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe. After 9/11, Scott was again sought for service by his country, becoming personally involved in tracking and eliminating Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, Africa, the UAE, Latin America and the Philippine Islands. He also worked at Guantanamo Bay for several months following 9/11. In addition, he was part of a group of career CIA professionals training young officers in Washington, DC/Virginia. [Read More: Miami Herald/legacy/22April2017]
Michael Charles Davis, 78, a retired CIA Photo Interpreter Who Played Role in Cuban Missile Crisis, died in Virginia 11 April 2017. Mike enlisted in the US Air Force and became an imagery analyst stationed at SAC Offut Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska. Unknown publicly for three decades, Mike was one of the imagery analysts who discovered the Cuban Missiles that launched the Cuban Missile Crisis under President John F. Kennedy. Because of his work, Mike was recruited by CIA and worked at the National Photographic Interpretation Center for 35 years. [Read More: Washington Post/legacy/16April2017]
William V. Kelly, 93, a former OSS and CIA Officer died 3 April 2017 in Austin, TX. William was a veteran of WW II, serving his country in North Africa with the OSS. He attended Ohio State University and had a 35-year career with CIA. He and Sally raised their family in Peru, Germany, Philippines, Greece, Taiwan, Virginia, and Washington, DC. [Read More: Austin American-Statesman/legacy/9April2017]
Russell Flynn Miller, 94, former FEMA Inspector General and CIA DO Officer, died 24 August 2016 in Gainesville, FL. Mr. Miller was a senior officer in the Operations Directorate of CIA for nearly 30 years until he retired in 1979. During his career, he was assigned abroad on tours of duty in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Europe where he was Chief of Station, Copenhagen. He received the Intelligence Medal of Merit on two occasions and various other commendations for performance of duty during his CIA career. [Read More: Washington Post/legacy/10April2017]
Section V - Events
AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 May 2017, 6 pm - Atlanta, GA - The AFIO Atlanta Chapter holds "First Thursday Social: Cocktails and Cigars at the Club at Chops."
Please join us as we convene for cocktails and cigars at the Club at Chops (70 West Paces Ferry Road, NW, in Buckhead next to the St. Regis Hotel).
Cost: Free for members and special guests, but we respectfully request that attendees purchase food, a drink, or a cigar from the hosting establishment, and tip generously (15% - 20%).
If you can attend, RSVP to AFIO Atlanta Membership Chair Dr. Patrick Barton at email@example.com. (You can read about the Club at Chops here).
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.
11 May 2017, 6:30 pm - Atlanta, GA - The AFIO Atlanta Chapter hosts Dr. Harvey Klehr - on "From Russia with Love - Soviet Agent Turned Bond Consultant: The Career of Joseph Katz."
Join us as AFIO Atlanta member Dr. Harvey Klehr -- one of the country's foremost historians on Soviet espionage against the United States in the 20th century -- presents on his recent article in Commentary magazine (available here). Moderated by Dr. Eddie Mienie, Executive Director for Strategic Studies and Partnerships at the University of North Georgia, The Military College of Georgia.
Program begins at 6:30 pm at Emory University School of Law, Gambrell Hall, First Floor, Classroom 1B (1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia).
Cost: Free for members and special guests. RSVP: AFIO Atlanta President Brian Hooper at email@example.com or 404.879.2440.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
16 May 2017, 11:30 am - 2 pm - McLean, VA - Defense Intelligence Forum hears from former FBI Special Agent Gary Harter on "The Insider Threat and Cyber Security."
The Defense Intelligence Forum (DIA Alumni Association) hears from former FBI Special Agent Gary Harter on "The Insider Threat and Cyber Security." Mr. Harter served 30 years with FBI. Most of this time was spenton various cases of insider threats. Attribution for this presentation will be provided at the beginning of the presentation to ensure a complete understanding of how the presented information should be handled
Event location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA.
Registration starts at 1130 AM, lunch at noon.
Make reservations by 16 May 2017 by email to email@example.com. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses for self and guests. Choose Chicken Parmesan, Trout Lemone , Grilled Sausage with Sweet Peppers, Lasagna, Manicotti with Spinach and Ricotta, Cannelloni alla Bolognese, or Fettuccini with Portobello. Provide your luncheon selection with your reservation to reduce the wait time for your food. Pay online with a credit card or at the door with a check for $30 per person, payable to DIAA, Inc. Checks are preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payments are discouraged.
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.
20 June 2017, 10 am to 1 pm - Annapolis Junction, MD - NCMF 2017 Summer Cryptologic Program features David Priess on The President's Daily Brief. Special NSA/NCMF WWI Panel Discussions on "Decoding The Great War" and Presentations of the new WWI Exhibit takes place.
Program features Mr. David Priess, former CIA Intelligence Officer and author of the bestseller The President's Book of Secrets. This National Cryptologic Museum Foundation event can be signed up for here
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.
Also on 20 June, following the Priess presentation above, NSA's Center for Cryptologic History joins the Museum to host a WWI Panel Discussion: Decoding The Great War and Presentation of the new World War One Exhibit at the National Cryptologic Museum.
Presentations and speakers are:
Presentation 1: 1305 - World War I as an Intelligence Revolution, Michael Warner, Command Historian, U.S. Cyber Command.
Presentation 2: 1325 - An Ear to the Air and an Ear to the Ground: Radio Intelligence in the American Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1918, Betsy Rohaly Smoot, Historian, Center for Cryptologic History, NSA.
Presentation 3: 1345 - Native American Code Talkers: the Secret Weapon of World War I, Dr. Steve Huffman, Retired Research Analyst, NSA. Q&A: 1345 - 1400 1405 - 1430: Presentation of World War 1 Display - Betsy Rohaly Smoot. For details on each of the presentations and speakers, or to register for one or both of these NSA/NCMF Events, use this link.
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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