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Book of the Week
The story behind the story of the loss of USAF Major Rudolph Anderson Jr.'s U-2 on Saturday 27 October 1962. He was shot down by a Soviet SA-2 SAM. President Kennedy and his ExComm Khrushchev had not authorized it. As a result, both world leaders realized that events were spiraling out of their control and within 24 hours a peaceful agreement was reached to resolve the crisis that threatened to turn the Cold War hot!
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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTSData Breach Exposes Thousands of Job Seekers Citing Top Secret Government Work. Thousands of files containing the personal information and expertise of Americans with classified and up to Top Secret security clearances have been exposed by an unsecured Amazon server, potentially for most of the year.
Section III - COMMENTARYDid a Cuban Secret Weapon Make US Diplomats Deaf? It sounded like something out of Spy vs. Spy, the satirical Cold War comic featuring two black- and white-clad slapstick characters trying to destroy one another with bombs and booby traps.
Section IV - Obituaries
Jeannie de Clarens.
An amateur spy who passed a wealth of information to the British about the
development of the V-1 and V-2 rockets during World War II and survived
stays in three concentration camps for her activities, died on Aug. 23 in
Montaigu, southeast of Nantes, France. She was 98.
The death was confirmed by her son, Pascal.
In 1943 Jeannie Rousseau, as she was then known, was an interpreter in Paris for an association of French businessmen, representing their interests and helping them negotiate contracts with the German occupiers. She was young and attractive. She spoke flawless German. She was a favorite with the German officers, who were completely unaware that the woman they knew as Madeleine Chauffour had been reporting to a French intelligence network, the Druids, organized by the Resistance.
Getting wind of a secret weapons project, she made it her mission to be on hand when the topic was discussed by the Germans, coaxing information through charm and guile. [Read More: Grimes/nytimes/29Aug2017]
Condit Nelson "Jake" Eddy Jr, 89, a career CIA Operations Officer, died of renal failure in Chevy Chase, MD on 27 August 2017. Jake served for more than three decades as a CIA operations officer with posts in Amman, Jordan; Beirut, Lebanon; Aleppo and Damascus, Syria; Istanbul, Turkey; and London. A descendant of three generations of American missionaries in Syria and Lebanon, Jake was the first student in the US to graduate with a degree in Near Eastern studies, part of a pioneering program at Princeton University. Prior to CIA, he worked for the Arabian American Oil Company in Saudi Arabia and taught English at Aleppo College. After his USG retirement, he was an active member of the Singing Capital Chorus of the DC chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, and of the Daytones, a Barbershop Harmony group from several area chapters. Jake served in the US Army from 1945-1947. After military service, he graduated from Princeton University, class of 1951. He remained a proud Princetonian all his life. Although he traveled widely throughout the world for business and pleasure, Jake's favorite place was the family's camp on Long Pond in Willsboro, NY, in the Adirondacks. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nancy Boardman Eddy; a daughter and son, and other family. [Read More: Washington Post/legacy/3Sep2017]
Section V - Events
AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....
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
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."
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.
Thursday, 21 September 2017, 11:30am - 1:30pm - Scottsdale, AZ - AFIO AZ Chapter hears from military medical officer and public health expert Dr. Donald Noah, USAF(Ret) on "Strange Bedfellows: The Intelligence and Public Health Communities."
The Arizona Chapter hears from Donald L. Noah, (USAF-Retired) DVM, MPH, DACVPM, on "Strange Bedfellows: The Intelligence and Public Health Communities." During his lengthy career as a military medical officer, he had the fortune of several assignments within the Intelligence Community (DIA and CIA). He writes: At first, I experienced great misunderstanding (to the point of distrust) between the respective missions and attitudes of the US public health and intelligence organizations. This presentation will highlight some of these experiences and chronicle (from a personal perspective) how this relationship evolved over time.
Dr. Donald L. Noah is an Associate Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology at Midwestern University's College of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, AZ. He is responsible for building and delivering new educational courses to students across several medical disciplines at the University. An early champion of the One Health concept, Dr. Noah performs comprehensive academic duties relating to teaching, mentoring, public speaking and other forms of institutional and/or extramural professional service. Dr. Noah received his bachelor's and veterinary medical degrees from The Ohio State University, a Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota, and is a graduate of Harvard University's National Preparedness Leadership Institute. He is also a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and is a USDA-certified Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician.
Meeting Location: Best Western Thunderbird Suites, 7515 E Butherus Dr, Scottsdale, Az 85260.
RSVP: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602.570.6016. If you are bringing a guest provide their full name, as well. Your RSVP needs to arrive no later than 72 hours ahead of event. No-shows will be charged. BADGES: many chapter members were given permanent badges. If you need one for this event, email Simone with the information you would like on your badge (Full Name and Past Career Title/Affiliated Organization ~ should you wish). The cost for a badge with a magnetic strip is $5
Cost: $18 pp. - only checks or cash accepted.
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
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)
No spaces remain. Event has sold out.
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
• 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. ' 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 before Sunday, 10 September before the special group price expires: 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
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.
19 September 2017, 11:30am - 2pm - McLean, VA - The Defense Intelligence Forum (DIAA) hosts LTG Bob Noonan, USA(Ret) on the "Idea of Innovation and How the Government Adopts it in Practice Versus Reality."
Retired US Army Lieutenant General Bob
Noonan will discuss the "Idea of Innovation and How the Government Adopts it in Practice Versus Reality" at this Defense Intelligence
Forum event. General Noonan is the chief security officer of Booz Allen's
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) military intelligence account. His work
supports DIA, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the armed services,
and combatant commands.
Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA. Parking: Pulcinella has a large parking lot. You can park also in the Staybridge Hotel lot, diagonally across the street in the southwest corner of Old Dominion Drive and Beverly Road.
Fee: Pay $30 at door with check payable to DIAA, Inc. Checks are preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payments are discouraged. Registration starts at 11:30AM, lunch at noon.
RSVP: Make reservations by 19 September 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.
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
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
on the Event
Calendar Page. Registration deadline is 13
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.
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
Sponsorship benefits and opportunities or to attend this event, email: Rebecca Diamond (Vice President of Development & Membership) at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: 202.654.0954, or use this online link.
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