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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTSKuwait Says Arrests 12 Convicted in 2015 Iran Spy Case. Kuwaiti authorities have arrested 12 people convicted in absentia of spying for Iran and Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.
Section III - COMMENTARY
Marriage of Convenience?
Liberals and the Intelligence Community Come Together Over the
Russia Connection. As Americans gathered to watch
James Comey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, a meme
emerged on certain corners of the left-leaning internet: people had a
crush on the former FBI director. It was his patriotism, his
scrupulousness, his integrity that did it. "Get you a man who loves you
like [C]omey loves the FBI," wrote one commenter. "Is
COMEY...attractive?" asked another. Declared one: "Comey should be the
The trend may have started with Comey, but it hasn’t ended with him. Earlier this month, Vogue reported that special counsel Robert Mueller, too, has been transformed into an unlikely object of adoration.
The point of these outbursts of affection - whatever level of queasiness or amusement they might inspire - is not actually that anyone finds the former FBI director or the special counsel attractive. In the odd parlance of the internet, this kind of language is a way to express intense emotional involvement with an issue. Half-jokingly and with some degree of self-awareness, the many people who profess their admiration are projecting their swirling anxiety and anticipation over the Russia investigation and the fate of the Trump presidency onto Mueller and Comey. Facetious admissions of crushes are only one manifestation of this emotional entanglement. Benjamin Wittes, who has been open about his friendship with Comey, has told me that his Twitter feed and email inbox have been "flooded" with expressions of support and appreciation for the former FBI director.
But even among the president’s most aggressive opponents on the left, the admiration is far from universal. [Read More: Jurecic/lawfareblog/13Aug2017]
There Can Be No Backing Down to
North Korea - Here's Why | Opinion. I'll never forget
the tension I felt flying back to South Korea during Thanksgiving week
in 2010, after completing military training in Arizona.
I had been stationed in the country for thirteen months, and North Korea had just launched an attack on South Korea, firing artillery shells at South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island - an act that killed two civilians and two marines, and injured more than a dozen others.
I knew there would be tensions across the peninsula and delays in the airport, and wondered if I would even make it home to my wife and young son, who were waiting for me at our house in Waegwan, near Camp Carroll. The feeling of apprehension that gripped me was felt across the region, with both the US and South Korean militaries conducting military exercises in the Yellow Sea, ready to respond to impending threats at any moment.
Sadly, this was not the first attack by North Korea that year. Earlier in 2010, a South Korean military vessel called the Choenan had mysteriously sank, with South Korean officials stating publicly that the disaster was caused by a North Korean submarine torpedo. 46 sailors died, yet nothing was done to punish North Korea. Now, as I prepared to head back to Korea from my training, North Korea had yet again launched an unprovoked attack on the South, and yet again, they faced no repercussions. [Read More: Lewis/pennlive/10Aug2017]
Devine, Yamamoto: It's Time for
Negotiation With North Korea, Not Military Action.
Neither President Donald Trump's "Fire and Fury" nor Kim Jong-Un's most
recent threat about Guam provide a path to sensibly resolve the growing
North Korea nuclear crisis. On the other hand, South Korea's new
President, Moon Jae-in, has made overtures to its neighbor to hold
direct military talks. While these efforts may appear to run counter to
the Trump administration's hard line, they create a much-needed
opportunity to change the course of our dealings with Kim Jong-Un.
His successful launch of two Hwasong-14 missiles in July set a new bar for engagement with the world and resulted in new, tougher United Nations' sanctions. Now armed with a verified delivery system for nuclear attack, North Korea rightfully commands our imminent attention.
The hermetically enclosed country and its brutal tactics make intelligence collection about Kim Jong-Un's plans and interactions problematic. His ruthless and seemingly erratic psychological profile make reliance on deterrence deeply unsettling. While efforts like "Left of launch," missile shield development and other alternative paths should be undertaken, they cannot be our only line of action. It is at this moment that we need to resurrect the six-party talks buoyed by robust sanctions passed by the United Nations' Security Council.
The first iteration of six-party talks among North Korea, China, Russia, South Korea, Japan and the United States took place from 2003 to 2007 and eventually led to a nuclear shutdown and path toward diplomatic normalization. Although Pyongyang's nuclear progress slowed, it all fell apart in 2009 when North Korea conducted another nuclear test. [Read More: Devine, Yamamoto/houstonchronicle/10Aug2017]
How Leaks Degrade Intelligence
Collection. Before departing for an overseas
assignment as Chief of Station years ago, I attended a training seminar
where an experienced CIA operations officer told my colleagues and me
that "the secret of our success was the secret of our success." We
should practice the highest standards of operational tradecraft, he
emphasized, to protect our sources and methods.
Last Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Justice Department is pursuing three times as many leak investigations as his predecessor did when President Obama's term ended.
Leaks negatively impact CIA human intelligence (HUMINT) operations in two ways.
First, leaks risk exposure of sensitive intelligence as well as both the sources from whom we obtain intelligence and our collection methods. Foreign counterintelligence services hunt for illegal disclosures of intelligence reporting, which also might reveal sources and methods, by diligently tracking media reporting. [Read More: Hoffman/foxnews/9Aug2017]
A Guide to Russia's High Tech Tool
Box for Subverting US Democracy. A dead dog in
Moscow. A dead dissident in London. Twitter trolls run by the Kremlin's
Internet Research Agency. Denial of service attacks and ransomware
deployed across Ukraine. News reports from the DC offices of Sputnik and
RT. Spies hidden in the heart of Wall Street. The hacking of John
Podesta's creamy risotto recipe. And a century-old fabricated staple of
anti-Semitic hate literature.
At first glance these disparate phenomena might seem only vaguely connected. Sure, they can all be traced back to Russia. But is there any method to their badness? The definitive answer, according to Russia experts inside and outside the US government, is most certainly yes. In fact, they are part of an increasingly digital intelligence playbook known as "active measures," a wide-ranging set of techniques and strategies that Russian military and intelligence services deploy to influence the affairs of nations across the globe.
Russia's active-measures playbook, according to public and private-sector investigators, dates back to Czarist Russia and the beginning of the Soviet Union. It has been honed and deployed over decades to advance Russian interests both at home and abroad - and has long been driven by a consistent geopolitical worldview, executed in distinct ways, and guided by a unique tradecraft philosophy at odds with the approach of Western intelligence services.
But enough throat clearing. Let's break it down, shall we? [Read more: Graff/Wired/13/August2017]
Donald Kenneth Snyder, 93, a former NSA Officer and Archivist; National Cryptologic Museum Docent, died 8 August 2017 in Arlington, VA. He was a 1942 graduate of William Penn High School. During WWII he served with the Army Air Forces' 430th Fighter Squadron based at Warmwell Air Station, England, and later served in Germany and France.
Post-war he attended George Washington University, earning a B.A. in foreign affairs.
In 1950 he joined the Armed Forces Security Agency at Arlington Hall, the forerunner of the National Security Agency. Of many assignments here and abroad, most memorable to him were the three years he was assigned to a field site in Japan in the late 1960s. He retired from NSA in 1979.
In retirement he continued working at the NSA archives, contributing to numerous agency historical publications, and later served as a docent at the National Cryptologic Museum. He was a proud member of the Phoenix Society. He served as president of the Glenwood Lions Club, as well as serving on several Episcopal Church vestries and community boards.
He is survived by three sons, a sister, and other family.
David Jeffrey Zehe, 74, a Mathematician and SES-level NSA Cryptologist, died 11 August 2017 in Severna Park, MD. Jeff graduated from Michigan State University with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in mathematics and completed post-graduate work at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was a cryptologist at NSA for 45 years and retired with distinction as a member of the Senior Executive Service. His contributions to the agency's body of mathematical knowledge are still important to this day. He was a caring leader and a model for younger mathematicians. He was also a distinguished member of the Crypto Math Institute.
Of his passing, some noted: "The Chief was an outstanding leader in the NSA Math Community, shepherding the hordes of us who arrived in the '80s and afterwards, combining his intrinsic kindness and compassion with an insistence on upholding rigorous standards in our analytic endeavors. He was constantly available to those who followed him into supervisory and management positions to share his wisdom and experience in guiding technical organizations. Jeff served his country with great distinction."
Jeff loved his family and friends, enjoyed summers on Lake Michigan, international travel, the Chesapeake Bay and National Parks system, reading, mathematics, and was an avid bridge player.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth (Beth) Wittenbach Zehe, two sons, and other family.
Friends and family are invited to the memorial service, to be held Thursday, 17 August at 1:30 pm at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park, MD 21146.
Section V - Events
AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....
Thursday, 17 August 2017, 6:30pm - West Bloomfield, Michigan - AFIO Johnny Micheal Spann Memorial Chapter, Michigan hears from FBI SAC David Gelios.
The speaker at the AFIO Michigan Chapter meeting will
be David P. Gelios, FBI SAC Detroit. Gelios most
recently served as the chief inspector of the FBI's Inspection Division,
as well as the Inspection Division's acting deputy assistant director
from June 2014 until March 2015. As the chief inspector, Mr. Gelios
oversaw all FBI field office inspections, national program reviews, and
agent-involved shooting investigations.
To attend or additional information, contact Charles Kirkpatrick at email@example.com. More about the chapter is at www.afiomichigan.org
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.
Saturday, 9 September 2017, 11:30am - Patrick AFB, FL - The AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter Hears from Dr. Scott Tilley on "Big Data."
The Florida Satellite Chapter hosts Dr.
Scott Tilley on "Big Data, the Era of Yottabytes and
Developments in Machine Learning." This talk describes the current big
data landscape, provides an overview of some of the tools available to
manage massive datasets, and discusses some of the possible impacts of
big data and predictive analytics on businesses and society at large in
the coming years.
Location: The Tides Collocated Club, Patrick Air Force Base, 1001 North Highway, A1A S Atlantic Ave, Patrick AFB, FL 32925.
To Attend: Prepaid reservations are required which must be received by 5 September 2017. To reserve, contact FSC Chapter President at email@example.com. Menu Choices are: Sole stuffed with crab meat (F) or sliced flank steak (B).
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - New York, NY - The NY Metro Chapter Meeting features Carol Rollie Flynn, former CIA Officer, speaking on "Ethics in Intelligence."
Note new date.
A 30-year veteran of CIA, Carol Rollie Flynn held a
number of senior executive positions at the Agency including: Associate
Deputy Director of the National Counterterrorism Center; Executive
Director of the CIA Counterterrorism Center; Chief of Station in major
posts in Southeast Asia and Latin America; and Director of CIA's
Leadership Academy. Ms. Flynn is currently Managing Principal at Singa
Consulting, a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, a
member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and an adjunct Professor at
Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy and School of
Foreign Service/Security Studies Program.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 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
UPDATE and DEADLINES TO ATTEND THIS SPECIAL EVENT - Our visit to the March Air Base comes up next month. Prior to the visit, we need to go through the proper security clearance. Please read these instructions carefully: If you sent chapter president Vince Autiero an email confirming your attendance for this event, he will soon send you email confirmation and will need back from you ASAP your full legal name and of any guests attending with you. The deadline is this Friday 8/18/17 11 AM (PST). Once he has all names, he will send list to the POC at March Air Base. Once the base has reviewed and approved the list of attendees, Vince will send a follow up email with further instructions required to attend. Expect to see that follow up email on Monday 8/23/17 if you confirmed.
TO ATTEND: If you have not yet confirmed to attend this special tour, only 4 spaces remain, and the deadline to reserve is TOMORROW Wednesday 8/16/17 5PM(PST). RSVP with Full Name of All Attendees: AFIO_LA@yahoo.com. Must be a US Citizen.
* Please remember that March Air Base is an active military base with its first priority to the nation's security, if an event occurs that requires only essential personnel with authorized security clearance, the base will be off limits to the public with no advanced notice.
Tour includes: 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
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.
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: 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
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 breakfast workshop meeting is Friday morning at the hotel starting at 7:30 a.m.
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. Chapter breakfast workshop meeting is Friday morning at the hotel starting at 7:30 a.m. 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
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
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 US 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 US Government. She soon finds evidence of a plot initiated by the Chinese government supporting General Cartwright to be elected as the US 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, 11 September 2017, noon - Washington, DC - Foxtrot in Kandahar: A Memoir of a CIA Officer in Afghanistan at the Inception of America's Longest War - at the International Spy Museum Kandahar.
An ancient desert crossroads, and as of fall of 2001, ground zero for the Taliban and al-Qa'ida in southern Afghanistan. Progress has been made in the North, but with no "Southern Alliance" for the US to support, a new strategy is called for. Veteran CIA officer Duane Evans is dispatched to Pakistan to "get something going in the South." Join Evans as he shares some of the highlights of his unexpected journey from the pristine halls of Langley to the badlands of southern Afghanistan. As told in his new memoir Foxtrot in Kandahar, Evans was on the front lines in Pakistan, first as part of the advanced element of CIA's Echo team supporting Hamid Karzai, and finally as leader of the under-resourced and often overlooked Foxtrot team. He'll also comment on the opportunities lost in the years since his time in Afghanistan. The book will be available for sale and signing at the event. Event is free. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Monday, 18 September 2017, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Col. Rose Mary Sheldon, PhD on Ancient Espionage: The Greeks and the Great Game - at the International Spy Museum
Espionage is called the second oldest profession. Intrigue, trickery, and guile have always been powerful weapons. Spies have shaped the destiny of nations since the beginning of time-some inspired by patriotism, some driven by fear, others fired by greed, or a combination of motives. The Greeks excelled at deception: the story of the Trojan Horse is still with us today, but they also shone at intelligence gathering, ambush, and surprise attacks. This evening, Col. Rose Mary Sheldon, author of Ambush: Surprise Attack in Ancient Greek Warfare and Espionage in the Ancient World will transport you to the earliest days of espionage history. Discover how the first spy masters and military deceivers operated, their tradecraft, and their successes and failures in Greek warfare. Co-sponsored by the National Hellenic Society. Tickets for the general public: $20 per person; Members: $16. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
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.
Wednesday, 27 September - 18 October 2017, 10:15am - Washington, DC - Great Escapes or How Spies, Hostages, and Assets Survive and Get Out Alive: Four Sessions - at the International Spy Museum
Escape rooms are popular, but what if your life depended on the result? This series shares tales and tactics of escapes, rescues, and evasions from the 1970s until today. Explore ingenuous rescue and escape plans with people who developed them and used them as well as experts familiar with these life or death operations. You'll discover how intelligence services bring back assets from abroad in a hot or Cold War and learn about the 21st century approach to training people in self escape and how to survive a rescue. Tickets for the general public: $130, tickets for Spy Museum Inner Circle Members: $80. Tickets must be purchased through the Smithsonian. To register: 202.633.3030 or www.SmithsonianAssociates.org.
Friday, 29 September 2017, noon-3pm - Washington, DC - Josh Dean: The Taking of K-129 - at the International Spy Museum
Come to the Spy Museum Store for an in-store book signing of The Taking of K-129 by author Josh Dean. The Taking of K-129 is a true-life tale of espionage and engineering set at the height of the Cold War-a mix between The Hunt for Red October and Argo-about how the CIA, the U.S. Navy, and America's most eccentric mogul 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. Event is free. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
18 October 2017, 9 am - 3 pm - Laurel, MD - NCMF General Meeting & Symposium: "How Cyber has Changed the World Around Us."
Registration is now open for the 2017 NCMF
General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium - "How
Cyber Has Changed the World Around Us" - on 18
October from 0900 to 1500 hours in Laurel, MD. Guest speakers
include Dr. Mary Aiken, renowned Irish forensic
cyberpsychologist and author of The Cyber Effect, as well as Mr.
Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, award-winning writer and recent
author of The Spy Who Couldn't Spell. The program will also
feature a panel discussion on the impact of cyber on future
social, political, and economic climates, featuring experts
from the field, such as Mr. Robert B. Dix, Dr. Mike Warner, and Professor Bill Nolte. Registration is $25 for NCMF
members and $50 for guests (includes complimentary one-year NCMF
membership). Deadline to register is 13 October. And
remember - this year our program precedes the 2017 CCH
Symposium on Cryptologic History. Please note registration
for the CCH Symposium is separate (see below listing). Click
HERE to go directly to NCMF program ticket purchase.
Additional details 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."
Registration is now open for the 2017 CCH Symposium on Cryptologic History, 19-20 October 2017 (with additional events at the NCM on 21 October). The theme for this year's Symposium is "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.
View the preliminary program details via the PDF link
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October. Learn more via the event
purchase your tickets now do so here.
Location: Kossiakoff Conference Center, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland.
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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