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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTSJohn Sherman Appointed CIO of the Intelligence Community. President Donald Trump appointed John Sherman CIO of the intelligence community Friday.
Section III - COMMENTARYIgnatius: Russia Reaps Blowback From Covert Campaign. Intelligence officers sometimes talk about "blowback," when covert actions go bad and end up damaging the country that initiated them. A year later, that is surely the case with Russia's secret attempt to meddle in the US presidential election, which has brought a string of adverse unintended consequences for Moscow.
Richard Stanley Finlay, 87, a member of NSA's Senior Cryptologic Executive and graduate of the National War College, died 15 August 2017 in Annapolis, MD.
Finlay was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War Era, for four years, before entering the National Security Agency. He was a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a Master's Degree in Engineering and a 1973 graduate of the National War College. He was awarded the Distinguished Civilian Service Medal. He retired from the Agency in 1985 with 35+ years of service.
He was a champion of developmentally challenged adults throughout his adult life volunteering with charitable organizations locally. He was a Phoenix Society Life Member.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carol Jean, a brother, two daughters, and other family.
James Wellington Pryde Sr, 90, a Tuskagee Airman in WWII, Director Def/SMAC, and Assistant Deputy Director of Administration at NSA, died 10 August 2017 in Temple Hills, MD.
Jim joined the Army Air Corps and in 1944 entered aviation school. Instead of becoming a pilot, he became a radio operator with WWII's famous Tuskegee Airmen. He then joined the Armed Forces Security Agency in 1950 as a communications clerk and was assigned to the mailroom. When it was discovered he could read automatic Morse tape, he was transferred to a signals analysis section, where he became a telemetry analyst.
He then spent two years on detail to the staff of the Assistant Secretary of Defense. He served as the Director of the Defense Special Missile and Astronautics (now Aerospace) Center (DEFSMAC) from 1978 to 1980. While at DEFSMAC, he became a member of the Intelligence Community's Guided Missile Astronautic Intelligence Committee. In 1980, Pryde served as the NSA representative to the Department of Defense and in 1981 served as Assistant Deputy Director of Administration at NSA.
During his tenure, Jim served as an advocate for NSA African-Americans. Through his efforts he promoted a diverse workforce within NSA, and strove to remind the current generation of the struggles waged by their predecessors for equality. Mr. Pryde retired from NSA in 1981, but continued to serve NSA interests as a member of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation.
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators who served between 1941 and 1949. Despite being American heroes, the Airmen were racially segregated and subjected to discriminatory policies of the Jim Crow era, inside and outside of the Army. All of the 926 pilots were trained at Moton Field and Tuskegee Army Air Field near Tuskegee, AL. The Airmen flew 1,267 missions and 6,381 combat sorties during WWII, and they were collectively awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President George W. Bush and the US Congress in 2007. Tuskegee Airmen also included 16,000-19,000 ground personnel, including aircraft mechanics and maintenance technicians.
Pryde was inducted into the NSA Hall of Honor in 2006.
He is survived by his wife, Joy Branham Pryde, two sons, three daughters, a sister, and other family.
Franklin Ray Taylor, 89, a former FBI, NSA, and State Department official, died 12 August 2017 in Millersville, MD after a long period of declining health. Frank attended Virginia Polytechnical Institute (Now Virginia Tech), Class of 1950. Upon graduation and a brief stint as a commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army, he served eight years as a Special Agent in the FBI and was personally commended by J. Edgar Hoover for his actions in support of the capture and arrest of Joseph Corbett, the notorious kidnapper and murderer of Adolph Coors III. Following his tenure at the FBI, he joined the National Security Agency. After his retirement from NSA, he worked as an investigator for the US Department of State.
His love of history, especially Civil War history, began in childhood as he grew up exploring battlefields in his own backyard. The seed for collecting relics of history was likely planted there and grew as he became an avid collector and antique dealer. He appreciated the history and artistry in the items he collected and had a vivid imagination of the human stories behind each creation.
Frank is survived by his wife, Barbara H. Taylor (nee Harwell); five children, and other family.
William Kilborne Stephen Tobin, 79, the former Dean of NSA's National Cryptologic School and a Middle East expert, died of heart failure 12 August 2017 in Ellicott City, MD. He led a life of learning, travel and insatiable curiosity.
He grew up in Manhattan, where he graduated from the Collegiate School. As a teenager, he frequented the famous jazz clubs of Harlem and bohemian cafes of Greenwich Village. He studied Ancient History at Yale University, graduating in 1960.
After college, Bill joined the Army and attended the Defense Language School in Monterey, CA where he learned Turkish. Upon completing his military service, he went to work for NSA. A life of exploration in the Middle East and beyond ensued. He became fascinated by the culture and people while posted overseas with his young family during the mid-1960s. In 1972, he left government service to pursue graduate study at Princeton University, and spent a year as a Fulbright Fellow doing research in the archives of the Ottoman Empire housed in Istanbul. He was one of few people in the world who could read the old Ottoman Turkish language.
Bill returned to NSA in 1975 and headed an overseas operation in the 1980s. He distinguished himself as an expert in languages for the federal government, eventually serving as Dean of the Language and Area Studies Department of the National Cryptologic School, which included the Defense Language Institute in Monterey where it had all started for him.
He was also a noted expert on Middle Eastern politics and affairs, both before and after his retirement in 1996, and contributed to the daily National Intelligence Estimates in the years after 9/11/2001.
He was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 1980 and was elevated to the Senior Cryptologic Executive Service in 1986.
After retirement, Bill volunteered his service as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children. He also consulted for several language software companies and for the Center for Advanced Study of Language at the University of Maryland in College Park. Also in his spare time, he served as President and Chairman of the Board of the Phoenix Society from 2001 - 2003.
A lifelong scholar, he was passionately interested in world culture, history, and diplomacy, ready to discuss seemingly any subject knowledgeably with wisdom and humor.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Phoebe Snavely Tobin, a son and daughter, and other family.
Section V - Events
AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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."
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 email@example.com 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 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, 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, on "Making Sense of 2016 and the Limits of Intelligence." 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. • Luncheon keynote presentation by James Clapper, former DNI. • Champagne Reception and Banquet featuring keynote presentation by former CIA Deputy Director for Operations David Cohen.
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
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 Fran'aise 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.
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 US 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.
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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.
Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 6 - 10pm - Washington, DC - The Honorable William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner by the International Spy Museum
On November 29, 2017, the first annual "The Honorable William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner" takes place at The Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC. This International Spy Museum event honors an individual who has served the nation in the field of National Security with integrity and distinction.
The Museum’s award is named for Judge William H. Webster, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (the only individual to have held both offices), a man whose reputation for probity and forthrightness is the standard by which all others are measured. Before serving the intelligence community, Judge Webster was a distinguished jurist of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and of the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Since retirement from public office, Webster has practiced law at the Washington DC office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy where he specializes in arbitration, mediation, and internal investigation. He is currently the Chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council and a founding member of the International Spy Museum Advisory Board of Directors. Judge Webster has a long record of distinguished service to our country; the International Spy Museum is pleased to name this award in his honor.
EVENT DETAILS DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 6 to 10 PM
LOCATION: The Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd Street, NW Washington, DC 20037
ATTENDEES: Approximately 500 guests will attend this inspirational evening of cocktails, dinner, and an award ceremony.
EVENT SCHEDULE: VIP Reception 6 - 7 PM; Cocktail Reception 6:30 - 7:30 PM; Dinner/Awards 7:30 - 9 PM; After-Glow 9 - 10 PM
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