To view this edition of the Weekly Notes online, use the following link.
[Editors' Note are now
below the CONTENTS] REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS: We do not wish
to add clutter to inboxes. To discontinue receiving the WINs,
For Additional AFIO and other Events two+ months or more... Calendar of Events
WIN CREDITS FOR THIS ISSUE: The WIN editors thank the following special contributors: pjk, mh, km, gh, mk, rd, fm, kc, jm, mr, jg, th and fwr. They have contributed one or more stories used in this issue.
The WIN editors attempt to include a wide range of articles and commentary in the Weekly Notes to inform and educate our readers. However, the views expressed in the articles are purely those of the authors, and in no way reflect support or endorsement from the WIN editors or the AFIO officers and staff. We welcome comments from the WIN readers on any and all articles and commentary.
AFIO does not "vet" or endorse research inquiries, career
announcements, or job offers. Reasonable-sounding inquiries and
career offerings are published as a service to our members, and
for researchers, educators, and subscribers. You are urged to
exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding,
and should verify the source independently before supplying any
resume, career data, or personal information.]
U.S. Government Leakers: Why They Do It
Catch up on all the International Spy Museum SPYCASTS
Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTSMI5 In Race to Hire Spooks In Record Numbers to Fight Back Against 23,000 Jihadists on the Loose. MI5 is frantically recruiting spooks in record numbers to cope with 23,000 jihadists on the loose in Britain.
Section III - COMMENTARY
Technologies Developed for Warfare,
Spy Agencies Going on Market. Is this ever going to end?
The daily barrage of hacking news assaulting us in headlines is making us
numb, if not scared to death. However, there is a little-known secret that
gets lost in all of this cyber-disaster noise. The US government does, in
fact, have a three- to four-year offensive technological lead over foreign
adversaries - although that small secret will do little to comfort citizens
when their credit cards, infrastructure, banks, political parties, and media
firms are being constantly hacked.
"If America, or US Cyber Command, wanted to wage cyber war," Frank Kaplan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, writes, "it would do so from inside a glass house."
Yes, Americans live in a cyber glass house. As one of the world’s most advanced technological countries, the US has dumped hundreds of billions of dollars over the years into advancing its cyber capabilities to be ahead of its adversaries. On the other hand, its society is also the most vulnerable because Americans’ lives depend upon the very technology the commercial innovation engine has created.
Herein lies the problem. The hundreds of billions of dollars poured into intelligence agencies and research laboratories has given the US the technological edge in conventional and cyber warfare. However, the commercial sector is bearing the brunt of the cyber-carnage due to the nature of fast innovation and the fact that private industry does not directly benefit from the immense cyber warfare capabilities the US possesses - a glass house indeed. [Read More: Janke/thecipherbrief/26May2017]
Opinion: 'Yes, the Russians Are Excellent Spies'. These days the papers and TV are full of stories about how skilled the Russians are at compromising Americans to get their help in carrying out various espionage objectives. Former CIA Director John Brennan described how they do it in recent testimony before Congress. Had Congress asked my opinion, I could have delivered the same message based on personal experience.
In 1967 I had the job of executive assistant to Vice President Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota. My job was to work with the vice president on a host of domestically-focused assignments. Consequently, I knew many of the federal officers who were in charge of these programs, people like Sargent Shriver who headed the War on Poverty.
Often I would be invited to lunches, receptions, and outside meetings sponsored by various non-governmental organizations. Thus it was that one day in 1967 I was attending a luncheon event sponsored by outside groups interested in expanded oceanographic research and exploration. I was enjoying a cold drink before lunch when I was approached by a pleasant looking young man, well-dressed, blond, and bright-blue eyed. He introduced himself as, let us say, Dimitri.
Dimitri explained that he was the newly-appointed science attaché in the Soviet embassy and had just arrived in the United States from Russia. He spoke excellent English almost without a trace of what is normally considered a "Russian accent." [Read More: Stewart/knoxnews/24May2017]
Republicans and Democrats Are Both Wrong About Leaks From Intelligence Agencies. It’s a Washington tradition as hoary as the White House Easter Egg Roll: Power changes hands, and partisans suddenly swap positions on an array of issues. Erstwhile champions of a strong executive begin worrying about tyrannical overreach (and vice versa). Laments about obstructionism and gridlock fade into paeans to our ingenious system of checks and balances. And, perhaps most remarkably in the Trump era, the right discovers the deep perfidy of the "deep state" while progressives pin their hopes on the American intelligence community.
Yes, this is a bit of a caricature. Establishment Washington’s coziness with the spookshow has long been a bipartisan affair (see: Feinstein, Dianne). So has civil libertarian opposition; the hippies at the American Civil Liberties Union were singing "Kumbaya" with the bow-tie brigade at the American Conservative Union to oppose the Patriot Act way back in aught-one. All the same, it’s a weird state of affairs.
Among the myriad sideshow oddities of the Trump era: Republicans in Congress, as if suddenly awakening to the massive surveillance apparatus they spent the past 15 years constructing, belatedly echo civil liberties concerns they once reflexively ridiculed; they even threaten to curtail some Bush-era surveillance authorities. Meanwhile, many on the left grow positively giddy over leaked transcripts of Americans’ National Security Agency-intercepted conversations, provided said Americans work for the Republican White House.
The facile, cynical read on this would be that the only bedrock principle in politics is tribal advantage - which is probably half the story. But seen through a more charitable lens, this recent inversion both obeys a shared underlying logic and reflects a common underlying confusion. [Read More: Sanchez/washingtonpost/26May2017]
Stop the Leaking! Just Stop! H. L. Mencken famously once said: "Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." The Manchester bombing should be enough in itself, but then we find out that the bomber had been ejected from his mosque and reported to the police well before the bombing.
What's more, we find out he'd been on the watch list for years: Salmon Ramadan Abedi, the man believed to be responsible for Monday’s Manchester Arena bombing, was reportedly known to authorities, according to CBS News.
And then it turns out that he had just returned from three weeks in Libya, where his father is a leader of a group of Da'esh losers.
Now how do we -- or should we -- know all these things? Through intelligence operations: the reports to the police should have been passed along to MI5; the watch list should have been available to MI5 and the police; MI6, we presume, should have been aware of his father's connections to Islamist terrorist losers; and, we presume, he didn't go to Libya and back without going through passport control. [Read More: Martin/pjmedia/25May2017]
There's A Reason Why so Many Terrorists Like Salman Abedi Have Had Dealings With British Intelligence Before. The full extent of the security services' knowledge of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi may never be known. But it seems clear that MI5 and counterterrorism police were first made aware of his extremist thinking five years ago when classmates warned of his support for suicide attacks.
Politicians have rightly begun to ask why a known Islamist extremist, if not a terror suspect, wasn't stopped before he carried his bomb into the Manchester Arena on Monday night.
When MI5 comes to review its intelligence on Abedi, their officers will have to recognise they have been here before.
Before all the major terror attacks committed in the UK since, and including, the 7/7 London bombings, the security services had knowledge of, or even dealings with, at least one of the suspects. [Read More: Verkaik/independent/25May2017]
Section IV - Call for Papers/Research Requests, Obituaries
Call for Papers: The University of Texas at Austin Announces the 2017 "Bobby R. Inman Award" for Student Scholarship on Intelligence - $10K in prizes; deadline is 30 June 2017
The Intelligence Studies Project of the University of Texas at Austin announces the third annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security. The winner of the "Inman Award" will receive a cash prize of $5000, with two semifinalists each receiving a cash prize of $2500. This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2016-17 academic year. The deadline for submitting papers is June 30, 2017. The Intelligence Studies Project was established at the University of Texas at Austin in 2013 as a joint venture of the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Clements Center for National Security with the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The Project's mission is to improve understanding of intelligence activities and institutions through research, courses, and public events bringing intelligence practitioners together with scholars, students, and the public. The Bobby R. Inman award recognizes more than six decades of distinguished public service by Bobby R. Inman, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.). Admiral Inman served in multiple leadership positions in the U.S. military, intelligence community, private industry, and at The University of Texas. His previous intelligence posts include Director of Naval Intelligence, Vice-Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Director of the National Security Agency, and Deputy Director of Central Intelligence. He continues to serve as a teacher, advisor, and mentor to students, faculty members, and current government officials while occupying the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. His areas of teaching and research are focused on political, economic, and military activities, policy processes and institutions, international affairs and diplomacy, and intelligence and national security.
Eligibility: All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at an accredited U.S. higher education institution during the 2016-17 academic year are eligible to participate. A student may submit only one paper that has not been published previously. Submission Requirements: Papers should be submitted electronically to Ashley Thibodeau at email@example.com and include a short biographic profile of the author with current contact information, the date when the paper was completed, and a description of any course requirement that was satisfied by the paper. All papers should be appropriately attributed using footnotes or endnotes.
Awards and Recognition: The Inman Award and a $5000 prize will be presented to the author of the winning paper. Two papers will be recognized as Inman Award semifinalists and $2500 will be awarded to the author of each. Cash prizes will be conveyed directly to sole authors or divided equally among co-authors. At least one cash prize will be awarded to an undergraduate author. Recipients of cash prizes are solely responsible for any tax liability that may accompany receipt of such funds. The Inman Award winner and semifinalists will be notified on or before 1 August 2017.
Additional information about the Inman Award competition and the Intelligence Studies Project is available here or contact Ashley Thibodeau at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the Inman Award competition.
Glenn Francis Stahly, 89, an exceptional NSA cryptomathematician, died 24 April 2017 in Lancaster, OH. Glenn was a US Army veteran and a graduate of Ohio State University and Bluffton University. For 40 years he served as an NSA mathematician receiving the Outstanding Civilian Service Award. Glenn was one of a select group of ten or twelve mathematicians the Agency hired in the 1950s and they became an invaluable core of senior cryptomathematicians whose contributions were immense, so much so that it led to NSA hiring significant numbers of mathematicians annually from the 1960s to the present. Stahly was highly admired personally and professionally and especially by his peers. He became a senior manager in the technical ranks and further enhanced his value by serving as a mentor to the younger, recently hired mathematicians.
Glenn was commited to his faith and devoted to Groveport Zion Lutheran Church. He was also a member of The Phoenix Society. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Alice Marvene (Groff) Stahly; a son and a daughter and other family.
George S. Powell, 88, a former SIS CIA officer, from York, ME, died 29 March 2017 of Alzheimer's disease. Powell served in the Army from 1946-48 and continued his education ending with a degree from Burdett College, Northeastern University, and the University of Maryland. He then served for 30 years with CIA, earning a Medal of Merit awarded by CIA Director William Casey. While living in York, Maine, he served on the Board of Selectmen, and later served as President of the Board of Sun City West Foundation in Arizona. He is survived by three daughters, two sons, and other family. Family welcomes contact from those who knew George, by emailing son Michael Powell at email@example.com or calling him at 480-336-8324.
Section V - Events
AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....
21 June 2017 (Wednesday), 11:30am - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO San Francisco Chapter hosts CMDR Waldron.
TOPIC: Cmdr. Matthew J. Waldron, a dual career path
afloat operations and intelligence officer, will discuss how the Coast
Guard Intelligence program coordinates with the national law enforcement
and intelligence communities to support and drive Coast Guard operations
in the counter drug and homeland security missions.
WHERE: Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080. 11:30AM no host cocktail; meeting and luncheon at noon.
RSVP: At this link. Reservation and pre-payment is required before 13 June 2017. The venue cannot accommodate walk-ins. Contact: Mariko Kawaguchi, Board Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mariko Kawaguchi, c/o AFIO, PO Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011.
Thursday, 22 June 2017 6:30 PM - West Bloomfield Hills, MI - AFIO "Johnny Micheal Spann Memorial Chapter" Michigan hosts author, former senior CIA Officer Frederick Harrison.
Fred Harrison is the author of seven novels dealing with contemporary Intelligence challenges. He is also Director of NortonNet, a large professional networking organization focusing on the Defense and Intelligence communities. Until retiring from Government service, Harrison was a member of CIA's Senior Intelligence Service, assigned as Acting Director of the Intelligence Systems Secretariat (ISS), co-sponsored by the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) and the Deputy Secretary of Defense. The ISS mission was to expand intelligence systems interoperability across the US Government. He was a senior member of the IC Management Staff, and is a recipient of the CIA Career Medal. He resides in the Washington, D.C. metro area. RSVP email@example.com
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - New York, NY - The NY Metro Chapter Meeting features Carol Rollie Flynn, former CIA Officer, with tentative topic "Intelligence and National Security."
A 30-year veteran
of CIA, Carol Rollie Flynn held senior executive
positions including Director of the CIA's Leadership Academy, Associate
Deputy Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), Director
of the Office of Foreign Intelligence Relationships, Executive Director of
the CIA Counterterrorism Center (CTC), and Chief of Station in major posts
in Southeast Asia and Latin America. She has extensive experience in
overseas intelligence operations, security, and counterintelligence as
well as expertise in designing and delivering advanced education and
training to adult learners. Ms. Flynn is also an adjunct Professor at
Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy and Edmund A.
Walsh School of Foreign Service/Security Studies Program and a visiting
faculty member at Wellesley College's Madeleine Albright Institute and the
Fordham University Graduate School of Business. She serves as Adjunct
Staff at Rand Corporation and is a senior affiliate at the Center for
Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). A member of the Council on
Foreign Relations and the International Coach Federation, Ms. Flynn has a
Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College, a Masters of Science in
Cyber Security from University of Maryland, University College, and has
completed executive leadership programs at Duke University and the Kellogg
School of Management at Northwestern University. She is an Associate
Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation.
Location: Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065. RSVP Chapter President Jerry Goodwin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646-717-3776.
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
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.
Wednesday, 14 June 2017, noon - Washington, DC - Allies vs. Axis: Roosevelt, Churchill, Hitler, and Atomic Espionage with Ray Batvinis - at the International Spy Museum
Join former FBI special agent Raymond J. Batvinis, author of Hoover's Secret War Against Axis Spies, as he tells a remarkable story of counterintelligence, German atomic espionage efforts, FBI-British wartime relations, and radio deception conducted during the most critical part of the Second World War. Hoover's Secret War Against Axis Spies will be available for sale and signing at the event. Event is free. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 7:30 to 8:45 pm - McLean, VA - iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age by Bill Gertz at the Westminster Institute
Covert information warfare is being waged against the United States by world powers and rogue states-such as Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea-and even terrorist groups like ISIS. This conflict has been designed to defeat and ultimately destroy America.This new type of warfare is part of the Information Age that has come to dominate contemporary life. In his new book iWar, Bill Gertz describes how technology has completely revolutionized modern warfare, how the Obama administration failed to meet this challenge, and what we can and must do to catch up and triumph in this struggle. (iWar will be available for purchase and signing.)
Bill Gertz is an award-winning national security journalist and author of seven books, including Breakdown: How America's Intelligence Failures Led to September 11 and The China Threat: How the People's Republic Targets America. He is currently senior editor of The Washington Free Beacon, an online news outlet, and national security columnist for The Washington Times. Gertz has an international reputation. Vyachaslav Trubnikov, head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, once called him a "tool of the CIA" after he wrote an article exposing Russian intelligence operations in the Balkans. A senior CIA official once threatened to have a cruise missile fired at his desk at The Washington Times after he wrote a column critical of the CIA's analysis of China. China's communist government also has criticized him for his news reports exposing China's weapons and missile sales to rogues states.
Where: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101. Register here.
Friday, 16 June 2017, 5:30 to 7:30pm - Washington, DC - Spy Fiction Writer's Workshop with Melissa Mahle - at the International Spy Museum
The shadow world of spying has captured the imagination of authors for centuries. Join this unique writing workshop for young spies led by Melissa Mahle, former CIA intelligence officer and author of Anatolia Steppe: Lost in Petra and Camp Secret. Learn from her hands-on work in disguise, surveillance, and spy gadgetry and be the one to develop a plot and storyline that grips readers' attention and quickens their pulses. Ages: 9-14. Tickets for the general public: $30, tickets for Spy Museum Inner Circle Members: $25. Dinner included. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
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 Dr. 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 to NCMF, PO Box 1682, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-9998. Please register prior to 23 March to ensure space available. Click image at left for larger version of announcement.
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.
20 June 2017, 1130 am - 2 pm - McLean, VA - the Defense Intelligence Forum (DIF/DIAA) hosts John L. Moore on "The Middle East."
Mr. John L. Moore will speak on "The Middle East." From
1968 thru 2000, John Moore was an analyst, senior analyst, manager and
senior executive on the Middle East for DIA. From 1984 thru 1992, he was
the chief of the Middle East and Africa Division and from 1992 thru
December 2000 when he retired, John served as the Defense Intelligence
Officer for the Middle East, South Asia and Terrorism. Mr. Moore worked as
a Middle East consultant from 2000 thru 2002 where he appeared as the
first non-lawyer to brief the international Court of Justice (World
Court). From 2003 thru 2012, John was a consultant on the Middle East for
DIA; the last five years he served as the Senior Mentor in the Middle East
office. John was twice awarded the National Distinguished Service Medal
(1991 and 2000) and was twice awarded the DIA Exceptional Civilian Service
Medal (1984 and 1997). John was a 1965 graduate of LaSalle University and
a 1978 graduate of the US Army Was College. 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
To attend: Make reservations by 20 June 2017 by email to email@example.com. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. For each attendee, choose among chicken parmesan, trout lemone, lasagna, grilled sausage with sweet peppers, fettuccini with portabella, manicotti with spinach and ricotta, or cannelloni alla Bolognese for your luncheon selection. Please provide your luncheon selection with your reservation to reduce the wait time for your food. Pay at the door with a check for $ 30 per person, payable to DIAA, Inc. Check is preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payments are discouraged.
Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA.
Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Espionage Act of 1917 at 100 - at the International Spy Museum
Come hear a panel of distinguished experts including Johns Hopkins University senior lecturer, Dr. Mark Stout, and national security lawyer, Mark S. Zaid, discuss the past, present and future use of the Espionage Act, including such topics as whether journalists should have reason to fear being prosecuted for disclosing classified information, and what protections whistleblowers might or should have in the 21st century. Tickets for the general public: $12, tickets for Spy Museum Inner Circle Members: $10. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Saturday, 24 June 2017, 5 - 8 pm - Dumfries, VA - OSS 75th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Presentation
Prince William Forest Park which served as Area A and Area C training facility for the wartime Office of Strategic Services is c0-hosting with The OSS Society, a 75th anniversary celebration featuring historian/author Patrick O'Donnell reflecting on the historical legacy of the OSS.
Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. followed by O'Donnell's presentation at 7 p.m. Eastern National Bookstore, a cooperating partner with the National Park Service, is providing dinner for free to all OSS veterans and their spouses. For nonveteran attendees, dinner will be $12 per person paid at time of dinner. The meal will be catered by Mission BBQ.
Location: OSS Theater at Prince William Forest Park, 16675 Pleasant Road, Dumfries, VA 22025
RSVP: by 14 June 2017 to Chris Alford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-221-7183
Monday, 26 June 2017, noon-1:30pm - Washington, DC - A Conversation on North Korea with Michael Morell and Ambassador DeTrani - at the International Spy Museum
Attend a luncheon and receive an insider's perspective on North Korea with former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell and Ambassador Joseph DeTrani. Few places on earth remain as mysterious and forbidding as North Korea. With the escalation of events in the North Korean relations, hear from two experts who have played integral roles in our nation's security and can provide current insight on the secretive nation. RSVP by June 19. Tickets: $129+. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
27-28 June 2017 - Los Angeles, CA - USC Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Event (CREATE-TSA) Symposium on "Innovations in Transportation Security."
The USC Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events
(CREATE) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will come
together for a two-day symposium to examine Innovations in Transportation
Security. The agenda for the CREATE-TSA Symposium at the University of
Southern California (USC) is available here. The invite-only event will
discuss numerous relevant topics including Public Response to Crisis,
Deterrence: Demotivating Terrorism, Cyber Security Threats to
Transportation and Recent Airport Attacks: Lessons Learned. There will
also be several keynote speakers and a panel discussion with former TSA
Administrators Admiral James Loy, John W. Magaw, Peter Neffenger and John S. Pistole.
Space is limited, if you have not yet registered we encourage you to do so
before before the May 30, 2017 deadline.
REGISTRATION: The registration fee for the event is $300 ($150 for government employees), and includes breakfast and lunch on both days and a reception on the evening of June 27th. To register please follow this link. Code: usccreate (lowercase). The deadline to register is May 30, 2017.
HOTEL: We currently have a limited number of hotel rooms available at a discounted rate of $169 at the nearby Radisson Hotel. Reservations can be made either online here or by calling 800.333.3333. Use reservation code 17TSA7. Please note the code is only valid for June 26-28, 2017. The last date to make a reservation at the discounted rate is 25 May 2017. If you would like to stay at the hotel earlier or after these dates, please make reservations through the hotel directly at 213.748.4141.
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.
Disclaimers and Removal Instructions
Weekly Intelligence Notes (WINs) are commentaries on Intelligence and related national security matters, based on open media sources, selected, interpreted, edited and produced for non-profit educational uses by members and WIN subscribers.
REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS: We do not wish to add clutter to inboxes. To discontinue receiving the WINs:
a) IF YOU ARE A MEMBER - click here: UNSUBSCRIBE and supply your full name and email address where you receive the WINs. Click SEND, you will be removed from list. If this link doesn't open a blank email, create one on your own and send to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words: REMOVE FROM WINs as the subject, and provide your full name and email address where you are currently receiving them.
b) IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER, and you received this message, someone forwarded this newsletter to you [contrary to AFIO policies]. Forward to email@example.com the entire WIN or message you received and we will remove the sender from our membership and distribution lists. The problem will be solved for both of us.
CONTENTS of this WIN [HTML version recipients - Click title to jump to story or section, Click Article Title to return to Contents. This feature does not work for Plaintext Edition or for some AOL recipients]. If you wish to change to HTML format, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. The HTML feature also does not work for those who access their e-mail using web mail...however NON-HTML recipients may view the latest edition each week in HTML at this link: https://www.afio.com/pages/currentwin.htm
WINs are protected by copyright laws and intellectual property laws, and may not be reproduced or re-sent without specific permission from the Producer. Opinions expressed in the WINs are solely those of the editor's) or author's) listed with each article. AFIO Members Support the AFIO Mission - sponsor new members! CHECK THE AFIO WEBSITE at www.afio.com for back issues of the WINs, information about AFIO, conference agenda and registrations materials, and membership applications and much more!
(c) 2000, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. Please note AFIO's new address: AFIO, 7700 Leesburg Pike Suite 324, Falls Church, Virginia 22043. Voice: (703) 790-0320; Fax: (703) 991-1278; Email: email@example.com
Click here to return to top.