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AFIO's 2017 National Intelligence Symposium
"Succeeding in the
Open ' The Future of GEOINT"
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
Quotes of the week:
There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: Soap, Ballot, Jury, and Ammo. Use cautiously in that order.
Books of the Week
Strategic Cyber Deterrence: The Active Cyber Defense Optiona
According to the FBI, about 4,000 ransomware attacks happen every day. A major one just hit Europe today. In the US alone, victims lost $209 million to ransomware in the first quarter of 2016. Even worse is the threat to critical infrastructure, as seen by the malware infections at electrical distribution companies in Ukraine that caused outages to 225,000 customers in late 2015. Further, recent reports on the Russian hacks into the Democratic National Committee and subsequent release of emails in a coercive campaign to possibly influence the presidential election have brought national attention to the inadequacy of cyber deterrence. The US government seems incapable of creating an adequate strategy to defend against or alter the behavior of a wide variety of malicious actors seeking to inflict harm or damage through cyberspace. Jasper offers a systematic analysis of the various existing strategic cyber deterrence options and introduces the alternative strategy of active cyber defense. It examines the array of malicious actors operating in the domain, their methods of attack, and their motivations. It also provides answers on what is being done, and what could be done, by the government and industry to convince malicious actors that their attacks will not succeed and that risk of repercussions exists. Traditional deterrence strategies of retaliation, denial and entanglement appear to lack the necessary conditions of capability, credibility, and communications due to these malicious actors' advantages in cyberspace. In response, the book suggests an active cyber defense that combines internal systemic resilience to halt cyber attack progress with external disruption capacities to thwart malicious actors' objectives. It shows how active cyber defense is technically capable and legally viable as an alternative strategy for the deterrence of cyber attacks.
Competitive Intelligence Rescue: Getting It Right
The book may be ordered here.
Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTSEx-CIA Officer Charged With Spying for China. A former Central Intelligence Agency officer is facing charges that he sold top-secret US government documents to China.
Section III - COMMENTARY
This Is What Foreign Spies See
When They Read President Trump's Tweets. Every time President Trump tweets, journalists and Twitter followers attempt to
analyze what he means. Intelligence agencies around the world do, too:
They're trying to determine what vulnerabilities the president of the
United States may have. And he's giving them a lot to work with.
Trump's Twitter feed is a gold mine for every foreign intelligence agency. Usually, intelligence officers' efforts to collect information on world leaders are methodical, painstaking and often covert. CIA operatives have risked their lives to learn about foreign leaders so the United States could devise strategies to counter our adversaries. With Trump, though, secret operations are not necessary to understand what's on his mind: The president's unfiltered thoughts are available night and day, broadcast to his 32.7 million Twitter followers immediately and without much obvious mediation by diplomats, strategists or handlers.
Intelligence agencies try to answer these main questions when looking at a rival head of state: Who is he as a person? What type of leader is he? How does that compare to what he strives to be or presents himself as? What can we expect from him? And how can we use this insight to our advantage?
At the CIA, I tracked and analyzed terrorists and other US enemies, including North Korea. But we never had such a rich source of raw intelligence about a world leader, and we certainly never had the opportunity that our adversaries (and our allies) have now - to get a real-time glimpse of a major world leader's preoccupations, personality quirks and habits of mind. If we had, it would have given us significant advantages in our dealings with them. [Read More: Bakos/washingtonpost/23June2017]
Section IV - Careers, Research Requests, Obituaries
Strategic Intelligence Analyst sought at FireEye, Inc. in Chantilly, VA. If you have a strong background in analysis and are looking to be at the forefront of strategic cyber intelligence, then we want to hear from you! As a Strategic Intelligence Analyst you will be part of a rapidly growing and successful intelligence team focused on today's emerging cyber security threats. The successful candidate should be an independent, critical thinker skilled in using data to solve analytic problems and adept in satisfying intelligence requirements under tight deadlines. Responsibilities: Author, edit, organize and refine raw intelligence reports/articles/papers (1-60+ pages) produced by the Intel team Distill key findings/judgments quickly for consumption across a diverse set of audiences (execs/mgmt/analysts/media/customers) Design proper messaging of these outputs through collaboration with Marketing and media partners Convey both verbally and in writing the importance and relevance of findings Represent the Intel team's findings as a public spokesperson to both media and customers, once outputs are publicly available. More info here.
Intelligence Requirements Manager sought at FireEye, Inc. in Reston, VA. Key leader in Intelligence Performance Team. Collects, documents, and recommends prioritization of Intelligence requirements. Interacts with new customers, gathering intelligence problems and creating a narrative based around specific customer needs. Converts gathered information into finished intelligence requirements to be consumed by cyber threat analysts to create finished intelligence that satisfies customer needs. Responsibilities: Includes but not limited to: Develop, maintain, and update customer requirements within proprietary collections management system. Work with product management and development team to continuously improve application to better meet the team's needs. Works closely with Collections Management leads to craft collections requirements; confers with analyst team during the creating of intelligence production requirements. Identify unsatisfied and new intelligence requirements and determine whether a particular intelligence gap stems from lack of tasking or lack of resources for identified collection disciplines. Develop and implement all-source collection strategies by collaborating with analysts, other collection managers, and collectors. Contribute to collection planning by identifying gaps, minimizing the existence of critical data shortfalls, and formulating collection strategies to meet information needs. Evaluate and incorporate into collection planning the capabilities and limitations of a specific collection system, multiple collection systems, or functional collection capabilities. Maintain and use databases and systems that facilitate collections requirements management and tasking. Establish/maintain working-level contacts for coordination of collection requirements management matters for requirements satisfaction. Establish/maintain working-level open source research capabilities for collection requirements management and satisfaction, to include the use and exploitation of associated innovative technologies, tools, and platforms. Prepare background papers and memoranda to support management decision making under this mission area. Support to foreign material and technology acquisition. Support to foreign intelligence/information disclosure processing. More info on FireEye and the position is here.
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Robert Miller Whitbread, 87, a former CIA Clandestine Services officer, died 13 June 2017. He enrolled at Southern Connecticut University and transferred to Trinity College in Hartford, CT, where he graduated with a B.A. in History in '52. After college, Bob enlisted in the Army and spent three years in Berlin, Germany as part of the Counter Intelligence Corps, collecting critical intelligence information in the emerging Cold War with the USSR. In 1955, he was selected for the CIA and embarked on a lifelong career in the service of his country. During his long career in the clandestine service of the Agency, Bob served in many critical positions, both overseas and at headquarters. In 1982, he was selected to serve as the Narcotics Intelligence Coordinator within the Office of the Vice President under George H. W. Bush as part of President Reagan's war on drugs. In this position, Bob was recognized for meritorious service. Completing his work with the Counter Narcotics Task Force, he returned to work for the Agency until his retirement in 2005. During his Agency career, Bob received multiple awards recognizing his service to America including the Award for Exceptional Achievement. Bob is predeceased by his wife. He is survived by his two sons and one daughter, and other family. A memorial service will be held at Christ Church in Alexandria, VA on Friday, June 30, at 3 p.m. A reception will follow.
Edward H. Moody, Sr., 91, FBI, Ran Dimitri Polykov, Valuable Cold War Spy, died in Morristown, TN on 23 May 2017. Ed served as a special agent for the FBI for over 25 years in the 1950s and '60s, spent nine of those years assigned to tail then Col. (eventually Major General) Dmitri Polyakov, a Russian GRU (military intelligence) officer whose cover was as a member of the UN Security Council Military Staff Committee. Polyakov's real job was as a spy for the Soviets, a fact that the FBI knew but could not act upon due to Polyakov's diplomatic immunity ... unless he was caught in the act of spying. And this was Moody's job. Moody followed Polyakov everywhere he went in New York City, photographing and documenting his every move. When Polyakov told one of Moody's access agents (a U.S. colleague on the Military Staff Committee) that he wanted to have a private conversation with Gen. Edward O'Neill, head of the U.S. Military Mission to the United Nations, Moody arranged for Polyakov and his wife to receive an invitation to a cocktail party a few days later at the general's quarters on Governor's Island. Moody was in the basement of the general's house secretly recording Polyakov's and O'Neill's astounding and fateful conversation. Polyakov had two missions for that meeting. The first was to be secretly put in touch with a CIA officer to share information (in effect, offering to become a double agent). Polyakov then changed the subject to what evidently was his sanctioned official reason to attend the cocktail party: What would happen, he asked O'Neill, if the Soviet Union were to invade West Berlin and take it over by force? General O'Neill responded instantly. 'War," he said. "It would mean all-out war." Moody rushed the tape of that conversation to Washington D.C., first to FBI headquarters, then to the White House. Four days later, on the night of Aug. 13, 1961, the Berlin Wall went up. In the years to follow, Moody often wondered if the interchange he heard between Polyakov and O'Neill might have played a role in persuading Nikita Khrushchev to build a barrier rather than attempt to take West Berlin by force. [Read More: Dillon/KnoxNewsSentinel/12June2017]
William Edward Basher, 92, former CIA officer, died 10 June 2017. He served his country during WWII in naval aviation. After the war, he spent years with the CIA. A Catholic Mass will be held at a later date and inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery Bill is survived by his wife of 67 years, Kathryn (Katie) Willis Basher, a daughter, son, and other family.
Gen. Yuri Drozdov, 91, the Soviet spymaster who oversaw a sprawling network of KGB agents abroad ("illegals"), has died.
The Foreign Intelligence Service, a KGB successor agency known under its Russian acronym SVR, didn't give the cause of Drozdov's death or any other specifics in a terse statement.
Drozdov, a World War II veteran, joined the KGB in 1956 and was dispatched as a liaison officer with the East German secret police, the Stasi. In 1962, he took part in the exchange of Soviet undercover agent Rudolf Abel, convicted in the US, for downed American spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers.
The story was made into Steven Spielberg's blockbuster Bridge of Spies in 2015 as well as the Soviet movie The Shield and the Sword, a 1968 classic that Russian President Vladimir Putin once said inspired him to join the KGB. [Read More: AP/seattletimes/21June2017]
Section V - Events
AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....
Thursday, 20 July 2017, 11:30 AM - Colorado Springs, CO - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts Dr. Schuyler Foerster, discussing "The U.S. and Europe: What kind of Europe? What kind of relationship?"
The post-Cold War vision of "Europe whole and free" is looking more and more tenuous, with an assertive Russia, growing political movements to break away from the EU, and the prospect of a new Administration changing the ground rules of NATO's transatlantic security relationship. How these trends play out remain to be seen, but it is clear that long-standing assumptions need to be revisited. Dr. Schuyler Foerster will have just returned from a semester teaching at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic as the Fulbright Commission's Distinguished Chair in Social Studies and from a Wilton Park (UK) Conference on recent developments in relations between Russia and the West. He will report on how these trends are playing out and the prospects for sustaining a healthy transatlantic relationship.
From 2010-2016, Dr. Foerster served as the Brent Scowcroft Professor of National Security Studies at the U.S. Air Force Academy. During his 26-year Air Force career, he served as a senior advisor in security and arms control policy, on the USAF Academy faculty, and as an intelligence officer. A graduate of the USAF Academy, he holds a doctorate from Oxford University in politics as well as master's degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the American University, and served as a national security fellow at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is the founding principal of CGST Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in national security policy and civic education, teaches at Colorado College, and is past president of the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council.
To register of for more details, contact Tom VanWormer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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."
Note new date. 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
Location: Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065. RSVP Chapter President Jerry Goodwin at email@example.com or call 646-717-3776.
21 September 2017, 11 am - 4 pm - Riverside, CA - AFIO Los Angeles Chapter Tours Drone Pilot Training Program in special visit to March Air Base
NOT TO MISS. Recently the drone pilot training program previously, based out at the Southern California Logistics Center in Victorville, moved to March Air Base in Riverside, CA. With this change of location putting it in the chapter's backyard, Chapter President Vinc Autiero has arranged for our chapter to take a tour of the base which will cover a lot of great points of interest.
Tour will include: Remotely Piloted Aircraft Division (1hr); MQ-9 Reaper (1 hr); Lunch at The Backstreet Café 1.30 P.M. (approx); Security Forces Weapons Demonstration (1 hr); C-17 Globemaster III (1 hr); Departure Time 4 PM (approx)
LOCATION: March Air Base 655 M St. Riverside, California, 92518-5000
TO ATTEND: This is expected to be an all day event when you factor in drive time and the time you are on the base. Please confirm your attendance at your earliest convenience so that I can put together a head count. A minimum of 20 attendees are needed for this event. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
RSVP with Full Name of All Attendees: AFIO_LA@yahoo.com.
Questions? Contact Vincent Autiero, President, AFIO-Los Angeles Chapter, 5651 W Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Email him at AFIO_LA@yahoo.com. If you haven't yet joined this active chapter, visit AFIO and then visit their webpage: www.afio.org
P.S. The event is scheduled September 21, 2017, for those of you planning to attend the annual AFIO national symposium at NGA headquarters, you will find that there is no conflict with the dates that the symposium is occurring and our visit to March Air Base.
Registration has opened. 28 - 29 September 2017 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO's 2017 National Intelligence Symposium
"Succeeding in the Open ' The Future of GEOINT" at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and "Active Measures - A Global Threat" at the Doubletree-Hilton are the themes for the AFIO-NGA 2017 National Intelligence Symposium being held at NGA and DoubleTree-Hilton, Tysons Corner, VA
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 Headquarters for all day conference including visit to their new museum. Welcome by NGA Director Robert Cardillo. Friday activities at hotel TBA. Tentative agenda here and will be updated frequently. 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.
Reserve overnight rooms at hotel now while the special group price is valid: Room registrations can be made at 1-800-HILTONS at $119/nite. [To make room reservations carefully follow the prompts dialing "1" twice... this is to get to reservations, and then to make a new reservation. You then are asked to enter your phone number followed by the pound sign. After that, you are placed into a queue in order to speak with a customer service rep. When they get on the line, they ask for the city [Tysons Corner, VA], the name of the hotel [DoubleTree-Hilton], and the group name for the special rate [AFIO $119/nite.]
Registration for SYMPOSIUM 2017 has just opened. Register securely ONLINE now to ensure a place.
Or use this printable Registration Packet. Contains the formal invitation, tentative agenda, and off-line registration forms sent earlier to all current member. Complete and return by fax or US Mail.
Other Upcoming Events
Sunday, 2 July 2017, 1 - 4 pm - Washington, DC - Curtis Harris: High Hand - at the International Spy Museum
Espionage, political machinations, oil, secretly funded high-tech weapons of intelligence, ghosts of the Cold War, murder, and poker. Who could want more in a summer read? Join the author Curtis Harris for an in-store Spy Museum Store signing and join in the discussion on how spies, journalists, union leaders, and politicians intertwine to the extraordinary ways that advanced technology could be used in the pursuit of surveillance and interrogation. This is a high octane spy thriller! Event is free. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Thursday, 6 July 2017, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - Zero Day [a novel] with T.L. Williams: WMD Program - at the International Spy Museum
Cyber hacking is fast becoming a preferred method of 21st century conflict. Recent attacks by Russia and China show the susceptibility of our economy, political institutions, and our democracy to this high-tech method of modern warfare. In Zero Day: China's Cyber Wars [a novel], T.L. Williams, a former CIA operative who ran human intelligence operations in Asia and Europe for over 30 years, has crafted an intriguing story about what this threat means to our interests here and abroad, the techniques used by cyber spies, and what it really means to be a spy in this new day of rapidly changing technology. Join Williams as he shares how he drew on his intelligence background to compose a thriller that moves elegantly between Chongqing, China, and Langley, Virginia, to reveal a plot by the Chinese government to seize the edge on global power by undermining the US economy. Zero Day will be available for sale and signing at the event. Tickets for the general public: $10 per person; Members: $8. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
CHILDREN and parents: Friday, 7 July to Saturday, 8 July 2017, 7 pm - 10 am - Washington, DC - KidSpy Overnight: Operation Secret Slumber - at the International Spy Museum
When the lights go down, the adventure begins! The Museum doors have been locked for the night, but in the shadows a group of exclusive recruits stand ready to begin a night of top-secret KidSpy training. Perfect your alias and cover-story, check in at "Border Patrol," and prepare for a night of intrigue and adventure. As a spy school recruit, your mission begins with taking on a secret identity and gathering intelligence about real spy skills. During the night, you will transform yourself through disguise, make and break secret codes, uncover important secrets, interrogate real spies, and hunt for a mole within your ranks! At the same time, the adults lurking nearby will be kept on their toes with their own super-clandestine mission. As day breaks, enemy agents will be exposed in a dramatic finale, KidSpy agents and adults will reclaim their "real" (how do we know you are who you say you are?) identities and this adventure-filled mission will be accomplished. *Includes an evening spy snack, light breakfast, take-home goody bag, and admission to the Museum on Saturday. Bring a sleeping bag, air mattress/pad, pillow, and sense of adventure. Tickets for the general public: $115 per person; Members: $105. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
CHILDREN and parents: Saturday, 8 July 2017, 11 am - noon - Washington, DC - The Magic of Spying: Tradecraft Trickery - at the International Spy Museum
In the real-life world of espionage, spies often call upon the art of magic and illusion to distract the enemy, make evidence disappear, and escape unnoticed. Join professional magician, Peter Wood, as he demonstrates the art of misdirection, sleight of hand, and other illusions used by skilled spies. This one of a kind performance, custom-designed for the Spy Museum, is guaranteed to fascinate children and adults alike. Ages: 7 and up (one adult required for every five KidSpy agents). Tickets for the general public: $10; Members: $9. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Wednesday, 12 July 2017, noon - Washington, DC - Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Monthly Update - at the International Spy Museum
Be the first to learn the latest intelligence news! Join David Major, retired FBI agent and former director of Counterintelligence, Intelligence and Security Programs, for a 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. Event is free. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
17 July 2017, noon - 2 pm - Washington, DC - DIAA and DACOR hosts John Pustay discussing "Second Wave of Conflict in the Middle East: Challenges for the New Administration."
The Defense Intel Alumni Association and the Diplomat and Counselor Officers Retired-Joint Forum hosts John S. Pustay, PhD, Lieutenant General USAF, Retired; will address "Second Wave of Conflict in the Middle East: Challenges for the New Administration." This lecture will cover a range of current flashpoints in the region and discuss the dynamic undercurrents which will surface even after the destruction of the Islamic State "Caliphate." To begin, ISIS in Syria and Iraq will morph into an underground terrorist organization in the region with tentacles in Africa and Western Europe and possibly Russia and Central Asia. Even after a cessation of current military activities in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, a regional tribal, sectarian and nationalistic conflicts will arise complicating boundary settlements of existing or newly emerging political entities.
Schedule: noon - Reception in honor of General Pustay (cash bar); 12:30 Lunch; 1:15 General Pustay's remarks; 1:45 Q&A
Location: DACOR Bacon House, 1801 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20006
Registration: via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 682-0500 ext. 11. When registering identify yourself as being associated with DIAA. It is $25 pp collected at the door. If you find you are unable to attend let DIAA/DACOR know as soon as possible. The deadline to cancel your reservation without charge is 9 am the day prior to the event.
Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - The History and Mystery of the World's Greatest Ciphers from Ancient Egypt to Online Secret Societies - at the International Spy Museum
In 1953, a man was found dead from poisoning near the Philadelphia airport with a picture of a Nazi aircraft in his wallet. Taped to his abdomen was an enciphered message. In 1912, a book dealer named Wilfrid Voynich came into possession of an illuminated cipher manuscript once belonging to Emperor Rudolf II. Wartime codebreakers tried-and failed-to unlock the book's secrets, and it remains an enigma to this day. Craig Bauer, author of Unsolved Ciphers and editor of Cryptologia, will examine these and other vexing ciphers yet to be cracked. Some may reveal the identity of a spy or serial killer, provide the location of buried treasure, or expose a secret society-while others may be elaborate hoaxes. Guests are invited to stay after his talk for some collaborative cipher-breaking fun. Unsolved Ciphers will be available for sale and signing at the event. Tickets for the general public: $10; Members: $8. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
CHILDREN and Parents: Monday, 24 July to Friday, 28 July 2017, 9 am - 3 pm - Washington, DC - Spy Camp: Session 1 - at the International Spy Museum
Somewhere deep inside the Museum an elite group of recruits is lurking in the shadows preparing to take on top secret missions. No one really knows who they are, or for that matter, what they're really up to. Now it's your turn to join their ranks. Each day at Spy Camp is filled with top secret briefings and activities that will put spy skills and street smarts to the test. Aspiring KidSpy recruits will hone their tradecraft, learn from real spies, and hit the streets to run training missions. Develop a disguise for cover, make and break codes, discover escape and evasion techniques, create and use spy gadgets, uncover the science behind spying-all of this and more awaits young recruits! Tickets for the general public: $445; Members: $415. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
24 August 2017, 8 am - 2 pm - Alexandria, VA - Analytic Objectivity Symposium by OSD/DI
The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence is hosting an Analytic Objectivity Symposium with panelists representing business, judiciary, intelligence, medicine, finance & academic research. Featured speakers include: Judge James A Wynn Jr., US Court of Appeals for Fourth Circuit, Ret Capt, USN; Dr. Mark Lowenthal, Former Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis & Production; Bob Woodward, Senior Editor, Washington Post, Author; and Jeffrey Ballou, President, National Press Club. Location: The Mark Center, 4800 Mark Center Dr., Alexandria, VA 22311. Information and Registration: contact Kevin Riehle, Defense Analysis & Partnership Engagement Directorate, OUSD(I), at 703-571-2404 or at email@example.com
25 September 2017 - Bethesda, MD - HOLD THE DATE for the PenFed Foundation Military Heroes Golf Classic.
Join the PenFed Foundation for the 14th Annual Military Heroes Golf Classic on 25 September 2017, at the world-renowned Congressional Country Club, host to five major championships, three US Opens and a PGA Championship, in Bethesda, MD. As you enjoy a round of golf, know that your support will help the Foundation meet the unmet needs of our Military, Veterans, and their families. Their grants help ensure that those who have bravely served our country will not struggle to pay necessary bills, purchase a home, or get the treatment and support they need. Their 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities are now available. Download the sponsorship packet here. If you are interested in securing a sponsorship or participating in the tournament,* please call 703-838-1302 or visit PenFedFoundation.org.
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
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.
Costs: Registration costs for 2017 have not yet been set, but for planning purposes the costs for 2015 were as follows: $70/day ($140 for 2 days, no cost for the museum visit); $35/day ($70 for 2 days) for full-time students with ID. The fee includes lunch and snacks. In the past we have been able to waive the fees for non-government speakers on the day they present their paper. We hope to have final registration costs available at the time you are notified about the status of your proposal. See details here. Questions 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.
21 October 2017 - Washington, DC - The OSS Society Holds the Donovan Awards Dinner honoring Dr. Michael G. Vickers
Invitations will be mailed shortly to The OSS Society's 2017 William J. Donovan Awards Dinner honoring Dr. Michael G. Vickers. The event, by invitation only, takes place at The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Washington, DC.
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