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I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Section II - CONTEXT &
III - COMMENTARY
Section IV - EMPLOYMENT
Section V - Events
Upcoming AFIO Events
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kind of relationship?"
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CENTCOM, on Operations in Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and
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and parents: Monday, 24 July to Friday, 28 July 2017, 9 am -
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- Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 7 to 8:45 PM - McLean, VA - Westminster Institute hosts David Des Roches on "Push and Pull of Religious Extremism: Who Are the Terrorists, How Are they Recruited, What Can We Do?"
- 15 August 2017, 11:30am - McLean, VA - DIF Luncheon with Greg Bristol on "Human Trafficking from a DOD/DIA Perspective."
- Saturday, 19 August 2017, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Allan Topol: Washington Power Play - at the International Spy Museum
- Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Spies on Screen: Bon Voyage - at the International Spy Museum
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|Tentative Agenda: THURSDAY: ' Opening Remarks by Jim Hughes, AFIO
President; ' NGA Overview and Q&A; ' Video
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(invited) NGA Leadership Remarks (D/NGA or DD) - Includes
GEOINT Strategy and Functional Management; ' Lunch (with
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Presentations/Panels on: ' KH 8 Declassification; '
Pathfinder (unclassified research to solve intel
problems); ' Commercial GEOINT Activity; and ' the Small
Satellite Revolution. FRIDAY: ' "Active
Measures - A Global Threat" - Includes agitprop,
kompromat, fake news, political spin, hacks and
ransomware, and other methods to harm US businesses,
citizens, and cohesiveness. ' Chris Inglis,
Professor in Cyber Security Studies, US Naval Academy's
Center for Cyber Security Studies. He is the former Deputy
Director of NSA. ' William "Bill" Evanina,
Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security
Center (NCSC), the 5th National Counterintelligence
Executive (NCIX). As the NCIX, he serves as the head of
Counterintelligence (CI) for the US Government and as
the principal CI and security advisor to the Director of
National Intelligence. ' Thomas Rid, PhD,
Professor of Security Studies at King's College London.
Rid is an expert on "Attributing Cyber Attacks" explaining
and improving the identification of network breaches and
the perpetrators. ' James Clapper,
former DCI. ' Senior officials from CIA, other agencies,
and embassies TBA. Chapter workshop early Friday morning.
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Books of the Week
Blackbird: A History of the Untouchable Spy Plane
by James Hamilton-Paterson
(Pegasus, Sep 2017)
Story of the spy plane SR-71 Blackbird - the fastest manned aircraft in the history of aviation.
The SR-71 Blackbird, the famed "spy" jet, was deliberately designed to be the world's fastest and highest-flying aircraft and its success has never been approached since. It was conceived in the late 1950s by Lockheed Martin's highly secret 'Skunk Works' team under one of the most (possibly the most) brilliant aero designers of all time, Clarence "Kelly" Johnson. Developed in 1964, the Blackbird represented the apogee of jet-powered flight and could fly well over three times the speed of sound above 85,000 feet and had an unrefueled range of 3,200 nautical miles. It flew until 1999. Used over Vietnam and later battlefields, never shot down (unlike the U2 in the Gary Powers incident), it was retired because its function can be performed by satellites and drones.
The book may be ordered here.
The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History
by Josh Dean
(Dutton, Sep 2017)
Operation Azorian: How the CIA, the US Navy, and Howard Hughes spent six years and nearly a billion dollars to steal the nuclear-armed Soviet submarine K-129 after it had sunk to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean; all while the Russians were watching. In the early hours of 25 February 1968, a Russian sub armed with three nuclear missiles set sail from Siberia. Then it vanished. As the Soviet Navy searched for the lost vessel, a small, highly classified American operation using sophisticated deep-sea spy equipment found it -- wrecked on the sea floor at 16,800 feet, beyond the capabilities of salvage. But the potential intelligence assets onboard the ship -- the nuclear warheads, battle orders, and cryptological machines -- justified finding a way to raise the sub. So began Project Azorian, a top-secret mission that took six years, cost an estimated $800 million, and became the largest covert op in CIA history. After the US Navy declared retrieval "impossible," the mission fell to CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology. Working with Global Marine Systems, CIA commissioned the most expensive ship ever built and told the world that it belonged to the reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes, who would use the mammoth ship to mine rare minerals from the ocean floor. In reality, a complex network of spies, scientists, and politicians attempted a project even crazier than Hughes's reputation: raising the sub directly under the watchful eyes of the Russians.
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Section I - INTELLIGENCE
Unity Panel Mulls Intelligence
Community Reform in Thailand. The security commission
led by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has approved another reform
plan aimed at improving the government's intelligence work by buttressing
it with information compiled by a network of 27 agencies.
It also approved a plan to create an app to decode encrypted information
classified as confidential and related to national security, National
Security Council secretary-general Thawip Netniyom said after the
commission met Wednesday.
The 27 agencies, some of which are state enterprises, have much useful
data but this would be optimised if they were interlinked to help identify
threats, he said.
Intelligence work is mainly overseen by the National Intelligence Agency
under the Prime Minister's Office. [Read More: Nanuam/bangkokpost/13Jul2017]
Civil Libertarians Seek Intelligence
Sharing Agreement From NSA. On Wednesday, July 5,
British nonprofit Privacy International filed suit in US District Court
for the District of Columbia against the National Security Agency ("NSA"),
the Office of the Director of National Intelligence ("ODNI"), and other
US agencies under the Freedom of Information Act. The suit seeks a copy
of the current agreement governing sharing of signals intelligence among
the "Five Eyes" alliance of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada,
Australia, and New Zealand. If successful, this request could provide new
insight to domestic and overseas privacy advocates on how intercepted
information is shared and could influence regulators already wary of the
United States' practices in this area.
Privacy International's suit arises from the long history of signals
intelligence sharing between the United States and United Kingdom. In
1946, the countries executed an informal document, titled the United
Kingdom-United States Communication Intelligence Agreement (the "UKUSA
Agreement"), committing to share both signals intelligence itself and the
techniques used to gather it. In 1955, the parties proposed a restatement
of the UKUSA Agreement (which had by that time been joined by Canada,
Australia, and New Zealand), and the NSA declassified records from those
negotiations in 2010. These documents represent the most recent
version of the UKUSA Agreement available to the public.
In its complaint, Privacy International seeks to compel the NSA, the ODNI,
the State Department, and the National Archives and Records Administration
to provide the text of the UKUSA Agreement now in effect, as well as
records on the defendants' rules and policies governing their sharing of
intelligence gathered from "operations relating to foreign
communications." The 1955 UKUSA Agreement defines "foreign communications"
to include "communications of the Government...of a foreign country, or of
any person or persons acting or purporting to act therefor,
and...[redacted] communications originated by nationals of a foreign
country which may contain information of value."
Of course, the rise of the Internet has given the NSA and its overseas
partners opportunities to gather intelligence in ways not anticipated in
1955, and these new technologies create new difficulties in determining
whether participants in a communication are indeed foreign nationals. The
same difficulty prompted the enactment of the of the Protect America Act
of 2007 and the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, each of which require the
United States to take measures to minimize the chance of intercepting
communications from US persons. (The complaint likewise requests records
describing these minimization procedures.) Privacy International argues
that requiring the disclosure of any privacy safeguards mandated by, or
implemented under, the current UKUSA Agreement will aid the public in
understanding their rights and advocating for any needed
improvements. [Read More: King & Spalding/jdsupra/14Jul2017]
Belgian State Security More
Effective Thanks to New Intelligence Methods. The new
law on intelligence and security services is an "important step forward"
for the operation of the State Security Service, said its
administrator-general, Jaak Raes, and the Minister of Justice, Koen Geens,
Last year, intelligence services used 1,747 specific and exceptional
methods of data collection (MRD), including telephone tapping, compared
with 1,271 in 2015. This upward trend is expected to continue with the use
of new methods.
The MRD or BIM law (Special Information Gathering Methods) of 30 March
2017, in force since last May, has broadened the powers of the State
Security Service, which collects information on activities likely to
threaten the country's security. Its agents can now use false identities
during their intelligence work, hack computers, collaborate with transport
and travel companies, inspect vehicles in the absence of owners and open
These methods of collecting data are no longer limited to the fight
against terrorism but also apply to cases of extremism. "The new law is
essential for our intelligence services to have the necessary capability
to fight extremism and terrorism while respecting our fundamental rights
and values", said Koen Geens. "It has already demonstrated its
usefulness." [Read More: Schneider/brusselstimes/12Jul2017]
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe Leads
Fight Against Cyber Threats. As new technology poses
evolving cybersecurity threats to governments, businesses, and families,
state leaders are working together to strengthen their defenses.
"These threats do not stop at state lines," Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe,
who chose cybersecurity as his main initiative as chair of the National
Governors Association, told his fellow governors Friday at their summer
The outgoing chairman's initiative has sparked action from more than 30
governors, who have signed executive orders, bills or started initiatives
in their states.
In Virginia, McAuliffe has worked to increase cybersecurity training and
to make it a national resource for cybersecurity education. [Read
US Department of Justice Seeks Recovery
of Almost $150M Corruptly Obtained by Ex-Oil Minister Alison-Madueke,
Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore From Nigeria's Oil Industry.
Officials of the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) yesterday
announced that they were filing a civil complaint seeking the forfeiture
and recovery of approximately $144 million in assets that were allegedly
the proceeds of foreign corruption offenses and were laundered in and
through the US.
The announcement was jointly made by acting Assistant Attorney General
Kenneth A. Blanco, Assistant Director Andrew W. Vale, who heads the
Washington Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI),
Assistant Director Stephen E. Richardson of the FBI's Criminal
Investigative Division, and Don Fort of the IRS Criminal Investigation
Details of the legal complaint assert that, from 2011 to 2015, Nigerian
businessmen, Kolawole Akanni Aluko and Olajide Omokore, conspired with
others to pay bribes to Nigeria's former Minister for Petroleum Resources,
Diezani Alison-Madueke, who oversaw Nigeria's state-owned oil company.
According to US authorities, in return for the improper benefits, Ms.
Alison-Madueke used her influence to steer lucrative oil contracts to
briefcase companies owned by Mr. Aluko and Mr. Omokore. The complaint
alleges that the proceeds of those illicitly awarded contracts were then
laundered in and through the US and used to purchase various assets
subject to seizure and forfeiture. The assets in questions include a $50
million condominium located in one of Manhattan's most expensive buildings
- 157 W. 57th Street - as well as a yacht, the Galactica Star, valued at
"The United States is not a safe haven for the proceeds of corruption,"
said acting Assistant Attorney General Blanco. He added: "The complaint
announced today demonstrates the Department's commitment to working with
our law enforcement partners around the globe to trace and recover the
proceeds of corruption, no matter the source. Corrupt foreign officials
and business executives should make no mistake: if illicit funds are
within the reach of the United States, we will seek to forfeit them and to
return them to the victims from whom they were stolen." [Read
Nod for Full-Fledged Intelligence
Wing in India. The Narendra Modi government today gave
the go-ahead for a full-fledged intelligence wing under the paramilitary
Sashastra Seema Bal, the nod coming in the middle of an escalating
stand-off with China and its attempts at increasing its influence in
Bhutan and Nepal.
The SSB guards the 699km Bhutan border and the 1,751km-long border with
Nepal. Sources said the border force had no separate intelligence unit and
the move to create one had been prompted by the recent stand-off between
India and China near their tri-junction with Bhutan.
Bhutan claims the region under question is disputed between Thimphu and
Beijing, while China insists the territory is its. India argues that its
troops entered the area at Bhutan's request. "India is increasingly
worried about China's increasing influence in the neighbourhood and its
dominance is likely to change the dynamics of relations, especially with
Bhutan and Nepal," a senior official in the Union home ministry said.
"Considering the frequent border skirmishes and the continuing stand-off
with an economically aggressive Beijing, the Union home ministry has
approved the creation of 650 combatised posts for intelligence to better
secure the sensitive and porous borders of Nepal and Bhutan." [Read
Intelligence Driving Operations at
Talisman Saber 2017. Though hidden behind the scenes,
the intelligence analysts of the 353rd Special Operations Group and their
Australian counterparts paint the big picture of the warfighting scenario
for Talisman Saber 2017, a biennial military training exercise from 23
June to 25 July throughout various locations in Australia.
"We are working with our Australian counterparts to do an intelligence
based exercise, where operations are driven by the intelligence picture we
provide," said US Air Force Tech Sgt. Justin Smith, 320th Special
Tactics Squadron noncommissioned-officer-in-charge of special tactics
intelligence. "We are usually in the background behind closed doors so
people often don't realize the impact we have."
Talisman Saber 2017 provides the relevant training necessary to maintain
regional security, peace and stability.
"This is one of the key Australian-led exercises that we participate in,"
said US Air Force 2nd Lt. Bryce Jarvis, 1st Special Operations Squadron
chief of intelligence. "The scenario development helps hone our skills by
being able to produce products and tailor actionable intel for our aircrew
and special tactics executing missions in a warfighting
environment." [Read More: Tait/dvidshub/11Jul2017]
US to Create the Independent
US Cyber Command, Split Off from NSA. After months of
delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation's
military command for defensive and offensive cyber operations in hopes of
intensifying America's ability to wage cyberwar against the Islamic State
group and other foes, according to US officials.
Under the plans, US Cyber Command would eventually be split off from the
intelligence-focused National Security Agency.
Details are still being worked out, but officials say they expect a
decision and announcement in the coming weeks. The officials weren't
authorized to speak publicly on the matter so requested anonymity.
The goal, they said, is to give US Cyber Command more autonomy, freeing
it from any constraints that stem from working alongside the NSA, which is
responsible for monitoring and collecting telephone, internet and other
intelligence data from around the world - a responsibility that can
sometimes clash with military operations against enemy forces. [Read
China's Intelligence Networks
in United States Include 25,000 Spies. Beijing's spy
networks in the United States include up to 25,000 Chinese intelligence
officers and more than 15,000 recruited agents who have stepped up
offensive spying activities since 2012, according to a Chinese dissident
with close ties to Beijing's military and intelligence establishment.
Guo Wengui, a billionaire businessman who broke with the regime several
months ago, said in an interview that he has close ties to the Ministry of
State Security (MSS), the civilian intelligence service, and the military
spy service of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).
"I know the Chinese spy system very, very well," Guo said, speaking
through an interpreter, in his first American interview. "I have
information about very minute details about how it operates."
Guo said he learned about Chinese spy activities from Ma Jian, a former
MSS vice minister, and Ji Shengde, former PLA military intelligence
chief. [Read More: Gertz/freebeacon/11Jul2017]
II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE
Think You Are Good Enough to Be an
Intelligence Officer in MI5? Take This Quiz First. With
thousands of students graduating this summer, Britain's security service
MI5 is looking for the best and the brightest.
The domestic counter-intelligence and security agency, which works
alongside MI6 and GCHQ, is advertising for graduates to join their
Intelligence Officer Development Programme (IODP).
Intelligence officers run MI5's investigations into threats the country
faces, and the two-year programme will prepare you for a career in the
Officers are responsible for making critical judgements about threats to
national security - collecting intelligence, investigating leads and
working with senior police officers. [Read More: Yong/bristolpost/12Jul2017]
Mastering Intelligence Skills
Through MI Gunnery Training, Certification. With a
language all its own, the Army often speaks differently than "civilian or
corporate speak." In fact, each of the Army's own military occupational
specialties even has their own language, much to the chagrin of military
commanders. However, the language of "gunnery training" is common across
most specialties, and facilitates a shared understanding of training
objectives by unit commanders.
Just like their combat arms brethren, the Army's Military Intelligence
Corps utilizes gunnery tables as a highly-structured progression of
training that begins with the assessment of basic individual skills and
culminates with collective training at the crew levels. As part of the
Army's transformation efforts, MI gunnery is still in its infancy and no
official doctrine yet exists for echelons above the MI company level.
However, leaders from across the 504th Military Intelligence Brigade are
using the program's fundamentals to ensure its MI teams and crews are
expertly trained in Mission Essential Tasks across each specialty.
For Maj. Matthew Shirley, operations officer for the 303rd Military
Intelligence Battalion, 504th MI Bde., using gunnery to influence its
battalion-level training plan speaks volumes with other commanders.
"When you talk to leaders, especially when you talk about warfighting
functions and being able to speak in common terminology, maneuver
commanders understand gunnery," Shirley said. "Gunnery to them is a very
sequenced process of individual and collective tasks, with a very specific
standard in which a table is completed to really provide a foundation or a
baseline." [Read More: Sandell/forthoodsentinel/13Jul2017]
Life Behind the Iron Curtain:
Skaneateles Woman, a Former Cold War Spy, Pens Memoir.
On a warm September day in 1952, Shirley Perry boarded the SS United
States. The Illinois native, then 22, was traveling to Europe. But as she
sipped champagne and sailed past the Statue of Liberty, the realization
hit home: Her life as an undercover spy had begun.
So begins Perry's memoir, After Many Days [Hellgate Press, 2010] - and now, at 88 years old,
the former CIA operative will share her story in central New York.
On Sunday, July 16, Perry plans to discuss her book at Holy Trinity
Lutheran Church in Skaneateles. The author moved to the village around
three years ago to be closer to her children, Andrea and Robert Perry.
Skaneateles is the latest stop on a long list of places Perry has lived,
from Washington, DC, and Manchester-by-the-Sea to Vienna, Austria, and
Munich, Germany. [Read More: Blarr/auburnpub/14Jul2017]
New York Museum Recreates Scene of Nazi
War Criminal's Trial. Half a century after Nazi war
criminal Adolf Eichmann was convicted and hanged in Israel for engineering
the deaths of millions of Jews, the bulletproof-glass booth where he sat
facing justice has come to New York for a multimedia, you-are-there
recreation of the courtroom.
It's part of an exhibit at Manhattan's Museum of Jewish Heritage that
opens Sunday, created by a former agent of Israel's Mossad intelligence
service that captured Eichmann a decade after he fled to Argentina.
Surrounding Eichmann's actual booth are screens with original video
footage - seven minutes culled from 350 courtroom hours - that makes
visitors feel like they're spectators at the 1961 proceedings. They hear
the voices of survivors who testified against the SS lieutenant-colonel,
as well as the prosecutor and the defense attorney.
The balding, 55-year-old German who once planned the routes of cattle-car
trains that brought Jews to Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, Dachau and other
camps sits stone-faced in footage rolling on a screen right behind the
original booth. To the right is another screen beaming the traumatic,
tear-drenched testimonies, with one man collapsing to the floor in
exhaustion after he speaks. [Read More: Dobnik/sfchronicle/14Jul2017]
Who Is Rinat Akhmetshin, Former
Soviet Intelligence Officer in Donald Trump Jr. Meeting?
Donald Trump Jr.'s now-infamous June 2016 meeting with Russian lawyer
Natalia Veselnitskaya, Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort and Trump
son-in-law Jared Kushner had one more previously undisclosed guest: Rinat
Akhmetshin, a former Soviet counterintelligence officer.
NBC News broke the story Friday that a Russian-American lobbyist who some
US officials believe has ongoing ties to Russian intelligence was also
at the meeting. Akhmetshin confirmed to the Associated Press that he had
attended the June meeting and denied that he had ever worked as a Russian
"I never thought this would be such a big deal, to be honest," Akhmetshin
told the AP.
Akhmetshin said Trump Jr. asked Veselnitskaya for proof of illicit funds
going to the Democratic National Committee, information the Russian lawyer
did not have. Akhmetshin said the meeting was "not substantive."
[Read More: Quigley/newsweek/14Jul2017]
Section III - COMMENTARY
What Might Brexit Mean for
Counterterrorism in Europe? Over the last three years,
terrorists have struck Europe more than a dozen times, killing scores in
Belgium, France and the United Kingdom, and prompting urgent calls for
better intelligence sharing across the continent. Yet as officials race to
repair gaps in the continent's defenses, it remains unclear how the UK's
exit from the European Union will complicate efforts to counter the
Brexit comes at a crucial moment in Europe's fight against terror. With
ISIS losing ground in Syria and Iraq, experts foresee a new wave of
fighters returning home to Europe to stage attacks against the West.
But in an era when some would-be attackers are able to travel through
Europe freely, the EU doesn't have a central intelligence hub, the
equivalent of a continent-wide FBI or CIA. Instead, each of the bloc's 28
member states are in charge of their own national security. When threats
arise, their intelligence and law enforcement agencies share information
with other EU nations either on a one-on-one basis or through
clearinghouses like Europol or the EU Intelligence and Situation Center.
The system is far from perfect. In several instances since 2014, plotters
were able to freely cross EU borders without being detained by
authorities, even with their names on watch lists or warrants out for
their arrests. Some of the attackers were even under surveillance, but as
an October investigation by FRONTLINE and ProPublica found, officials
failed to recognize that plots were underway, or to alert authorities in
neighboring countries. [Read More: Boghani/pbs/11Jul2017]
National Security Figures
Launch Project to Counter Russian Mischief. Amid all the
controversy over Russian hacking, interference and propaganda efforts in
the United States and Europe, there's a growing concern among national
security leaders that not enough is being done to stop the efforts. That's
why a large group of senior figures from both parties is launching a new
effort to track and ultimately counter Russian political meddling,
cyber-mischief and fake news.
The roster of figures who have signed on to the new project, called the
Alliance for Securing Democracy, is a who's who of former senior national
security officials from both parties. The advisory council includes former
Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff; former acting CIA director
Michael Morell; former House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers;
Adm. James Stavridis, former NATO supreme Allied commander, Europe; John
Podesta, former chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign;
Jake Sullivan, former national security adviser to Joe Biden; and former
Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves.
The project will be housed at the German Marshall Fund and will be run
day-to-day by a staff led by Laura Rosenberger, a former senior State
Department official in the Obama administration, and Jamie Fly, former
national security counselor to Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
"This threat to our democracy is a national security issue. Russia is
waging a war on us. They are using different kinds of weapons than we are
used to in a war," Rosenberger said. "We need to do a much better job
understanding the tools the Russians are using and that others could use
in the future to undermine democratic institutions and we need to work
closer with our European allies who also are subjected to this
threat." [Read More: Rogin/dallasnews/12Jul2017]
Why Military Options Won't Work
Against N. Korea Threat. Judging from the United Nations
Security Council's emergency meeting on July 5, it seems that the United
States is not going to get China and Russia on board for serious
collective UN sanctions against North Korea. US Ambassador Nikki Haley
spoke about the United States going alone if that didn't happen, and left
it unclear what that might mean. There were surely more discussions during
the G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany. We have arrived at a critical
There is talk of military action, which is not a real option at all.
First, the United States has some anti-ballistic missile defense (ABMD)
systems operational, but they are not designed to be effective against
long-range ballistic missiles.
One such ABMD is the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system,
which the United States recently began installing in South Korea. (In
theory, THAAD's sophisticated radar might also be used against missiles
originating in China, thereby threatening its nuclear deterrent, which is
part of why China is so upset about THAAD.) Yes, a THAAD missile
successfully intercepted a test target on Tuesday in Alaska. But the word
"Area" in the acronym THAAD marks its limitation to theater or regional
defense, not intercontinental defense. [Read More: Lee/cnn/12Jul2017]
Counterintelligence: The Unique Vulnerabilities of the US Congress
to Malign Foreign Influence. Russia's interference in
the 2016 US elections and its meddling in the politics of various
European countries has called attention to the vulnerability of
policymaking to covert foreign manipulation. Like the attacks of September
11, 2001, these developments do not represent a paradigm shift but,
instead, a brutal reminder of activity that has long progressed - largely
unheeded - in the shadows. Foreign influence activities - particularly of
a Soviet/Russian flavor - have been a consistent threat to US politics
since before the Cold War but have only sporadically attracted US public
attention. These covert - and sometimes not-so-covert - influence
activities are as, if not even more, valuable than the ability to collect
protected information because if successful they allow a foreign
government to shape US policies, rather than simply cope with them.
Congress is uniquely vulnerable to foreign government-directed influence
campaigns. Its malleability - due to tension with the executive
branch and partisan forces - make it susceptible to pressures that are not
felt by the executive branch. (Foreign governments may also attempt
to amplify these pressures through the exploitation of conduits for
influence such as the media, think tanks, and activist organizations.) The
cacophony of external advocacy around a legislative initiative creates an
environment in which one more voice - albeit it that of a foreign
government - does not seem so conspicuous. However, legislators and
members of their staffs who seek information from foreign officials put
themselves in the crosshairs of foreign intelligence operatives.
[Read More: Tromblay/lawfareblog/13Jul2017]
Section IV - Employment
Dorrean LLC is Recruiting for
the Following Contract Positions:
Forensic Accountant - Washington, DC
Dorrean, LLC is currently recruiting for a Forensic Accountant for a
contract in Washington, DC. The Forensic Accountant will perform
forensic financial analysis of business and personal records and data.
The Forensic Accountant will examine and analyze financial data to
identify fraudulent activity, and will develop financial profiles of
individuals and groups participating in illegal activity. The Forensic
Accountant will investigate the source of criminal transactions and
identify fraudulent methods used by criminals. The Forensic Accountant
will use software programs to analyze the implications of a variety of
financial transactions and business processes on individuals and
businesses. They will compile findings and conclusions, and create
in-depth reports, briefings, and presentations.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Must have an Active Top Secret US Government Clearance
- Minimum 6 years of experience working within the defense,
intelligence, or law enforcement communities leading or coordinating
complex programs and/or multiple projects.
- Experience conducting thorough examination of complex financial data
and records using accounting and analytical skills
- Knowledge, skills, and abilities related to white collar crime; money
laundering; insurance claims; generally-accepted accounting principle
violations; telemarketing fraud; check kiting; contract and procurement
fraud; asset misappropriation; securities fraud; financial statement
fraud; bankruptcy fraud; credit card fraud; embezzlement; evidence
integrity analysis; damage assessment; tracing illicit funds; locating
hidden assets; forensic intelligence gathering; and/or regression
- Mastery of accounting and financial analytical theories, innovations,
practices and principles to include an in-depth understanding of funding
mechanisms, processes, and legal titles associated with domestic and
international banking, monetary transfers, corporate and charitable
finances, securities, and money markets.
- Advanced ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses, to
apply various statistical methods and formulas, to discern and unravel
complex interrelationships, to recognize concealed or obscure
associations, and to draw logical inferences and conclusions significant
for evidentiary purposes.
- Experience in analyzing financial records and data and compiling
findings as evidence
- Experience working with law enforcement, agents, and attorneys, and
participating in financial investigations
- Experience preparing and presenting forensic accounting reports,
exhibits, briefings, and presentations
- Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills
- Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Accounting, Accounting, Finance, or a
related field for Forensic Accountants
Desired Skills and Experience:
- Master's degree in Accounting, Forensic Accounting, or a related field
- CPA, CFF-AICPA, CFE, or CIA certification
Intelligence Training Instructor - Quantico, VA
Dorrean, LLC is currently recruiting for an Intelligence Training
Instructor for a contract in Quantico, VA. The Intelligence Training
Instructor will train, instruct (including platform instruction), and
participate in the development of course materials and course outlines
for onboard employees for Intelligence Career Path training courses.
Based on objectives and performance goals, tasks for Intelligence
Training Instructors will include, but not be limited to, the following:
Task 1 - Under the supervision of personnel and in accordance with
designated curricula, Intelligence Training Instructors will instruct
the workforce to employ skills, tools, and techniques required to
integrate analysis with operations and produce intelligence pursuant to
the organization's highest standards. Specifically, Intelligence
Training Instructors will be required to provide instruction in critical
thinking, analytic writing, raw intelligence reporting, and intelligence
briefing, as well as participate in and evaluate exercises designed to
leverage the student's knowledge.
Task 2 - Intelligence Training Instructors will provide mentoring and
coaching throughout a comprehensive program of instruction for the
Task 3 - Intelligence Training Instructors will also be asked to
collaborate on curriculum life-cycle refresh and corresponding lesson
Minimum of five years demonstrated experience in an Intelligence Field.
The five years of demonstrated experience shall include application of
analytic tradecraft skills and techniques, USIC collaboration, or
case-based analysis and reporting.
- Minimum two
years of experience providing instruction in any of the following
intelligence topics: structured analytic techniques, critical thinking
processes, collection/domain management, raw intelligence reporting,
analytic writing in accordance with the ODNI Analytic Integrity
Standards, and intelligence briefing for peers and/or executives.
- Minimum of two
years demonstrated work experience in facilitating practical exercises
by mentoring and coaching students both one-on-one and as a group to
help them achieve a developmental outcome as determined by the lesson
proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word,
PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
work experience in course material and curriculum development to include
Blackboard LMS facilitation.
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Section V - Events
AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN
COMING TWO MONTHS....
20 July 2017, 11:30 AM - Colorado Springs, CO - The AFIO Rocky
Mountain Chapter hosts Dr. Schuyler Foerster, discussing "The US 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 US 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 email@example.com.
Saturday, 12 August 2017, 11am - 3pm - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter hears from Lt Gen Rick Tryon (USMC - Ret) on ISIS and the Taylor Leadership Institute at the University of North Florida.
Chapter President Dane Baird has lined up an excellent speaker: Lt. Gen. Rick Tryon, USMC (Ret.), who will be talking about ISIS, with which he is quite familiar, as well as a bit about the Taylor Leadership Institute at the University of North Florida that he heads. The "Lightning Round" is alive and well! Please advise Bill Webb of any topic(s) you might like to pursue -- contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (850) 668-5752 as soon as possible.
Event location: the Country Club of Orange Park.
FEE: $24 pp for event and meal.
RSVP: With only four weeks to go before the meeting, respond to Quiel Begonia at email@example.com or call at (904) 545-9549 also as soon as possible, as the club needs 20+ attendees. Let's try to top the outstanding turnout we had in May! Remember that family, guests and potential members are always welcome to our meetings.
Thursday, 24 August 2017, noon - MacDill
AFB, FL - The Florida Suncoast AFIO Chapter hosts LTC Juan Carlos
Garcia, CENTCOM, on Operations in Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt
We have an informative program as we welcome LTC
Juan Carlos Garcia, the Branch Chief for the Syria-Iraq-Levant in
the CENTCOM J-3 Information Operations (CCJ3-IO) Division. His team is
responsible for the planning, coordination and synchronization of
Information Operations (IO) throughout the region encompassing Iraq,
Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt. A strict policy of non-attribution
will apply to LTC Garcia's remarks.
RSVP: Individuals wishing to attend must respond to the Chapter
secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org,
no later than Thursday, August 17. If individuals do not have base
access, please contact the Chapter secretary for further information.
The luncheon fee is $20.
LOCATION: MacDill AFB Surf's Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Boulevard, MacDill
AFB, FL 33621.
13 September 2017 - New York, NY - The NY Metro Chapter Meeting
features Carol Rollie Flynn, former CIA Officer, speaking on "Ethics
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 Coach Federation.
Location: Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St
(between Park and Lexington), New York, NY 10065.
Timing: Registration starts at 5:30 pm, Speaker
presentation starts at 6 pm.
Fee: $50/person. Payment at the door only. Cash or
check. Full dinner, cash bar.
RSVP: Strongly recommended that you RSVP to insure space at
event. Call or Email Chapter President Jerry Goodwin at email@example.com or 646-717-3776.
September 2017, 11 am - 4 pm - Riverside, CA - AFIO Los Angeles
Chapter Tours Drone Pilot Training Program in special visit to March
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 Caf' 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,
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 US 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.
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
Tentative Agenda: THURSDAY: ' Opening Remarks by Jim Hughes, AFIO President; ' NGA
Overview and Q&A; ' Video Presentation ' Robert Cardillo,
D/NGA, (invited) 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. FRIDAY: ' "Active Measures - A Global
Threat" - Includes agitprop, kompromat, fake news, political spin, hacks
and ransomware, and other methods to harm US businesses, citizens, and
cohesiveness. ' Chris Inglis, Professor in Cyber
Security Studies, US Naval Academy's Center for Cyber Security
Studies. He is the former Deputy Director of NSA. ' William
"Bill" Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence
and Security Center (NCSC), the 5th National Counterintelligence
Executive (NCIX). As the NCIX, he serves as the head of
Counterintelligence (CI) for the US Government and as the principal CI
and security advisor to the Director of National Intelligence. ' Thomas
Rid, PhD, Professor of Security Studies at King's College
London. Rid is an expert on "Attributing Cyber Attacks" explaining and
improving the identification of network breaches and the perpetrators. ' James Clapper, former DCI. ' Senior officials from CIA,
other agencies, and embassies TBA. Chapter workshop early Friday
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.
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
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.
Thursday, 20 July 2017 (6-8pm) - Alexandria, VA - NIP Monthly Social Summer Cool Down Event
Calling all Navy Intel Shipmates! Naval Intelligence Professionals "Third Thursday" Monthly Social takes place at Sonoma Cellar, 207 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314. Open to All members and non-members! No RSVP Required. Dress: Smart Casual 6 - 8 PM Social Hour; Cash bar (cold beer, chilled wine, or cold non-alcoholic beverages) Excellent food menu!
and Parents: Monday, 24 July to Friday, 28 July 2017, 9 am - 3 pm -
Washington, DC - Spy Camp: Session 1 - at the International Spy
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.
Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 7 to 8:45 PM - McLean, VA - Westminster Institute hosts David Des Roches on "Push and Pull of Religious Extremism: Who Are the Terrorists, How Are they Recruited, What Can We Do?"
David Des Roches, Associate Professor, Near East South Asia Center, discusses "Push and Pull of Religious Extremism: Who Are the Terrorists, How Are they Recruited, What Can We Do?" at this Westminster Institute evening event. Des Roches is Associate Professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Security Studies at National Defense University. Prior to this, he was the Defense Department director responsible for policy concerning Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Where: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101 Fee: None.
Register here. Questions: Robert R. Reilly, Director, The Westminster Institute, at 703-288-2885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
15 August 2017, 11:30am - McLean, VA - DIF Luncheon with Greg Bristol on "Human Trafficking from a DOD/DIA Perspective."
The Defense Intelligence Forum hosts Greg H. Bristol speaking on "Human Trafficking from a DOD/DIA Perspective."
Bristol is a former FBI Special Agent who worked on foreign counterintelligence, public corruption, corporate fraud, and civil rights cases. He later became a Special Agent with the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, working complex contract fraud cases. He currently is an instructor with the University of Louisville's Southern Police Institute, where he teaches Advanced Human Trafficking investigations. He is also a U.S. DoJ Office for Victims of Crimes human trafficking consultant.
Event location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA Fee: Pay $30 pp at door with a check payable to DIAA, Inc. Checks are preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payments are discouraged.
RSVP: Make reservations by 15 August 2017 by email to email@example.com. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. For each attendee, choose among chicken parmesan, trout lemone, lasagna, grill sausages with sweet peppers, fettuccini with portobella, manicotti with spinach and ricotta, or cannelloni alla bolognese for your luncheon selection. Please send your luncheon selection with your reservation to reduce the wait time for your food!!!
Saturday, 19 August 2017, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Allan Topol: Washington Power Play - at the International Spy Museum
Join the International Spy Museum for an in-store book signing of Washington Power Play by Allan Topol. Washington Power Play spins a tale of international intrigue, deception, and corruption at the highest levels of power. Kelly Cameron, a young FBI agent, has just thwarted a terrorist attack on the Walter Reed hospital in Washington, and is now placed in charge of a task force to find a mole in the U.S. Government. She soon finds evidence of a plot initiated by the Chinese government supporting General Cartwright to be elected as the U.S. President. Event is free. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Spies on Screen: Bon Voyage - at the International Spy Museum
Paris 1940, the German occupation is imminent. Among the citizens swirling through the chaotic City of Light are escapees from prison, a movie-star lover of an important government official, and a physicist and his assistant who have something to hide. This 2003 ensemble film featuring Isabelle Adjani and Gerard Depardieu includes German spies, the French Resistance, romance, and a corpse. Not to mention a shipment of heavy water-which the French desperately want to keep the Germans from using to produce nuclear weapons. Along with the evening's screening of Bon Voyage, enjoy popcorn and sparkling French soda almost as delicious as the characters' chemistry in the film! In French with English subtitles; screening at the Spy Museum. Cosponsored by the Alliance Française de Washington. Tickets for the general public: $10 per person; Members: $8. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
- 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 email@example.com or to her care at The Center for Cryptologic History, Suite 6886, 9800
Savage Road, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755.
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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