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2017 Night of Heroes Gala - PenFed
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
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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.
Book of the Week
Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself
The book may be ordered here.
HOLD THE DATE: 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.
Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTSSpaceX Launches Spy Satellite for US Intelligence Agency. SpaceX just launched a mysterious spy satellite toward orbit for a US intelligence agency.
Section III - COMMENTARYHow Michael Flynn Got a Security Clearance Despite so Many Red Flags. Years back, when I was researching a story about how the CIA had overlooked Russian moles in its ranks, I applied for my own security file. I wanted to know what investigators had dug up when they delayed granting me a top-secret clearance for a slot in Army Intelligence during the Vietnam War. As it turned out, they had discovered an alarming piece of information: I had been fired from a summer job years earlier at Sugarman's shoe store in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
Section IV - Obituaries
Howard Phillips Hart, 76, [born Howard Lester Phillips], former CIA Chief of Station, Islamabad, Pakistan, former Chief, Paramilitary Operations Division, played role in activities made famous by movie "Charlie Wilson's War," died 30 April 2017. Hart had almost eighteen years of service in the Middle East and South Asia, involved in covert "paramilitary" operations, including the war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. He was also involved in gathering information on weapons of mass destruction, both chemical/biological and nuclear. After he retired from CIA he established a business consultancy.
He attended Cornell University and the University of Arizona, and had both B.A. (Honors) and M.A. degrees in Oriental Studies and Political Science. He lived with his family in the Philippines, including internment by the Japanese Imperial Army in the Philippines for the duration WWII. A career Near East Division officer in CIA's Clandestine Service, Mr. Hart's overseas postings included five years in India; two years as a Chief of Station (COS) in the Persian Gulf; a three year posting in Iran before, during and after the Iranian Revolution (where he was Chief of Station after the Shah fled and the American Embassy was overrun by Khomeini elements); three years as COS in Pakistan during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan; and COS, Germany in the period leading up to the collapse of Communism. His primary intelligence specialties during these years were Soviet military weaponry, counter-terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction. His Washington assignments included a tour as Director of CIA's paramilitary Special Operations Division, and two years creating and managing a sensitive high-level espionage initiative. In 1989, at the direction of President George Bush, he established the Foreign Intelligence Community's "Crime and Counternarcotics Center," which became the model for a number of inter-agency "Centers" addressing specific "hard target" areas. He was the senior Intelligence Community advisor to the NSC and the President on International Narcotics matters, and was responsible for a number of major new initiatives against key South American narcotics organizations.
Immediately following his return from Iran in the fall of 1979, and the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, he was assigned to the Pentagon's "Iran Rescue Mission Joint Task Force" as the senior intelligence advisor to the Task Force commander. In 1980, Hart established and managed a CIA in-country support structure for the ill-fated Iran Rescue Mission, and accompanied the mission on deployment. As Chief of Station (COS) Islamabad, Hart established and led the CIA's covert paramilitary operation - the largest ever mounted by CIA - against the Soviet Union's military occupation of Afghanistan. As COS Germany, Hart oversaw all US military intelligence operations in that country. After retirement from CIA 1991, Mr. Hart operated a world-wide intelligence network for U.S. corporate clients. He conducted (covert) sensitive due diligence investigations focused on foreign companies and their key personnel; and did covert searches for illegal and/or stolen assets maintained overseas. On several occasions he was asked by U.S. clients operating overseas to provide security assessments/surveys of their offices/installations, and subsequently designed active defensive programs for those clients.
Hart was a U.S. Martial Arms weapons collector. He received numerous CIA medals. He published two books of his Agency experiences: Intelligence Thoughts: Afghanistan and Iran. [2010, Lulu.com]; and A Life for a Life A Memoir: My Career in Espionage Working for the Central Intelligence Agency [2015, Lulu.com].
He is survived by his wife, Jean, and other family. [AFIO obit. No formal obituary has appeared.]
David H. Hamer, 82, an internationally-recognized expert in cryptology, Bletchley Park Trust scholar, National Cryptologic Museum Foundation executive, AFIO member, died 3 April 2017.
Hamer was born in Billingham, [UK] an area later heavily bombed in WWII. He served in the British Royal Air Force in an intelligence role, before his career as a physical chemist brought him to the US in 1964. After retiring from his career in chemistry, he became a pilot with long assignments in Berlin, Paris, and London. His travels also took him to India, Nigeria, North Africa, the Middle East, and most of the countries of Western Europe. With a penchant for words and numbers, his love of crossword puzzles, indirectly, led him to cryptology in about 1986. He had been looking for a computer program that could help solve crossword puzzles and was referred to the American Cryptogram Association (ACA). Though he never found the software he sought, he learned about programs that cracked codes and ciphers, and that discovery led to his deep interest in cryptology. Before long he was writing and lecturing about its history demonstrating the use of Enigma machines to anyone who had an interest, from library groups to experts at conferences - how to correctly insert wheels and push buttons. In 2000, he was appointed visiting research scholar by the Bletchley Park Trust in England. He also was a member of Executive Committee of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation [NCMF], in Fort Meade, MD, where he also served as the liaison officer with Bletchley Park and as Vice-Chairman of the Acquisitions Committee. He published several technical papers, and wrote book reviews and articles for Eye Spy, U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (NCVA), Cryptologia (Editorial Board), Cryptogram, Chronological - Historical Association, South West Wales. His website continues on at: http://www.intelligenia.org/ His ashes will be scattered in England. He is survived by his wife, Joan, and other family.
In the coming months, there will be a luncheon to celebrate his life. He would love nothing more than for all to raise a glass in his name - preferably one filled with a good Irish whiskey.
Remark by a colleague: I was instantly impressed by his grasp and depth of knowledge about both of our nation's cryptologic histories. It's one thing to read about Great Britain's cryptologic giants from WW II. Our David was a contemporary and friend of many of the codebreakers from that era who helped win the war. There weren't many people left on either side of the ocean who could make that claim. He helped build, expand, and strengthen the important historic bridge between our respective museums and our nations. David was an absolute pleasure to work with and I am proud to have known him and call him both colleague and friend. ~ Mr. David D'Auria, NCMF [MORE at NCMF]
William "Bill" Talaber, Jr., 73, a former NSA TCOMMER and Manager, died Tuesday, 18 April 2017. Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served from 1961 to 1966. He was employed with the Department of Defense (NSA) from 1966 to his retirement in 1998. During his 37 years of service he was a TCOMMer and Manager. After his retirement he stayed active working for several defense contractors from 1998 to 2016. He was a member of the Phoenix Society. In his free time he enjoyed traveling, tennis, golf (proud member of The Hazards golf group), and bowling. He had an avid interest in playing many card games such as Bridge, Pinochle, Poker, and Rummy which he played just a few days before his passing. His greatest passion and love was spending time with his family members and friends. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lora Talaber, and other family. [MORE at NCMF]
Section V - Events
AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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
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 pm; Dinner - 7 pm Black Tie.
For more information and to RSVP online, do so here.
Thursday, 4 May 2017, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Star Wars or Spy Wars: Who Needs the Force When You Have Good Intel? - at the International Spy Museum
Location: Long ago in a galaxy far, far away; Operative: Leia Organa; Works for: the Rebel Alliance; Mission: Scientific and technological espionage; Cover: Diplomatic; Target: Death Star Plans. From the moment Leia receives the stolen plans and conceals them within R2-D2 to the surprise intel that Finn provides from his stint in sanitation the importance of inside and secret information in Star Wars is essential. Infiltration, deception, resistance movements, sabotage, disguise are all featured. Is Star Wars the ultimate spy movie series? Spy Museum historian, Dr. Vince Houghton thinks so. Join him for a deep dive into the espionage themes that run through the series and are a central part of Rogue One. He'll even share rumors about the upcoming Episode VIII and you may get to mingle with a few of your favorite characters. Tickets for the general public: $15, tickets for Spy Museum Inner Circle Members: $12. Visit www.spymuseum.org. Monday, May 8 - Sunday, May 14, all day - Washington, DC - Free Admission for Teachers! Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week - at the International Spy Museum It's no secret, we love teachers! In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, show your school ID and enjoy free admission to the Museum + 20% off at the Spy Store! Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Sunday, 07 May 2017 - 2 - 5:30p - Warrenton, VA - Stasi Prisoner, Soviet Prisoner: Former Prisoners Tell You What It Was Like - a presentation by The Cold War Museum
"Inside Their Walls and in Their Power: Former Intelligence Professionals Who Were Stasi and Soviet Prisoners tell you What It Looked and Felt Like" is the program on this Sunday event being held by the Cold War Museum in cooperation with Old Bust Head Brewing Company, invites you to attend a presentation by Werner Juretzko; Francis Gary Powers, Jr.; and Chris Sturdevant This is the fourth in a series of presentations sponsored by the Museum in cooperation with Vint Hill entitiesThe Juretzko-Powers, Jr.-Sturdevant presentation will occur at the Brewery, followed by a visit to the Cold War Museum (across from the Brewery). Cost: $35 (advance sales online), which covers the presentation with Q&A, a $7 coupon for the Brewery's craft beers or other beverages, a $20 contribution to the Cold War Museum, and special access to the Museum (directly across from the Brewery) for event participants following the presentation. $45 at the door (if there are any seats available.)
Location: Old Bust Head Brewing Company, 7134 Farm Station Road, Vint Hill, VA 20187, https://www.oldbusthead.com/, and the Cold War Museum, 7142 Lineweaver Road, Vint Hill, VA 20187, www.coldwar.org
Monday, 8 May thru Sunday, 14 May 2017, all day - Washington, DC - Free Admission for Teachers! at the International Spy Museum
The Spy Museum celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week. It's no secret, we love teachers! In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, show your school ID and enjoy free admission to the Museum + 20% off at the Spy Store! Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Wednesday, 10 May 2017, noon - Washington, DC - Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Monthly Update - at the International Spy Museum
Learn the latest intelligence news from David Major, retired supervisory special agent of the FBI and former director of Counterintelligence and Security Programs at the NSC staff at the White House, for his briefing on the hottest intelligence and security issues, breaches, and penetrations. Presented in partnership with The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies (CI Centre), these updates will cover worldwide events such as breaking espionage cases and arrest reports, cyber espionage incidents, and terrorist activity. Major uses his expertise to analyze trends and highlight emerging issues of interest to both intelligence and national security professionals and the public. Cases are drawn from the CI Centre's SPYPEDIA®, the most comprehensive source of espionage information in the world, containing events and information that may not be reported by mainstream media outlets. Event is free. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 7-10pm - Washington, DC - Dinner with Spies: An Evening with N. John MacGaffin III and William Ross Newland III - at the International Spy Museum
What's it like to be a CIA Chief of Station? To manage all the CIA's operations in a country that may not be too happy with your work if you are discovered? Does it take nerves of steel? A brilliant mind? Or a good sense of humor? Possibly all of the above, if you judge by tonight's guests of honor: John MacGaffin and Ross Newland. These intelligence experts have nearly 60 years of CIA service between them. Their extraordinary intelligence careers have taken them to some of the most interesting and tension filled places in the world. Of their many overseas assignments, MacGaffin had four postings as chief of station, primarily in the Middle East; and Newland had three including Bucharest and Havana. Although some of their toughest assignments were at home forging relationships between the CIA and FBI, and the CIA and the US military. At this spirited dinner, you'll discover the reality behind a job that is frequently featured in films and television - MacGaffin serves as an advisor to the Homeland series! You will be one of only twenty guests at The Riggsby for this delicious four-course dinner of upscale American cuisine with European influences. Tickets for the general public: $225, tickets for Spy Museum Inner Circle Members: $200. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
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 email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org 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, US 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 email@example.com 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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