AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #34-17 dated 5 September 2017

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - OBITUARIES

Obituaries

Section V - Events

Upcoming AFIO Events

Other Upcoming Events

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Join many other members and special guests, including students, already registered for...
AFIO-NGA's 2017 National Intelligence Symposium


Do not miss hearing... Robert Cardillo, Director, NGA
James Clapper, former Director National Intelligence
Chris Inglis, Former Deputy Director, NSA
William Evanina, NCIX, Director, National Counterintelligence and Security Center
David Cohen, former CIA Deputy Director for Operations
Burton Gerber, former CIA Chief of Station, Moscow
Michael Sulick, former Director, National Clandestine Service
David Robarge, Chief Historian, CIA
James Hughes, former Chief, Near East and South Asia Division; Associate Deputy Director of Operations, NSA
Thomas Rid, Professor, Kings College London
Lauri Lepik, Estonian Ambassador-Designate

AFIO-NGA Symposium
Speakers and Venues

DAY ONE: "Succeeding in the Open - The Future of GEOINT" at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and

DAY TWO: "Active Measure - A Global Threat" at the Doubletree-Hilton

Thursday & Friday, 28 to 29 September 2017

Hotel: DoubleTree-Hilton, Tysons Corner, VA

Registration for SYMPOSIUM 2017 is underway. Register securely ONLINE now to ensure a place.

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, 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. Chapter breakfast workshop meeting is Friday morning at the hotel starting at 7:30 a.m.followed by the General Membership meeting.

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 is underway. 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.

Book of the Week

Without a Warning: The Avoidable Shootdown of a U-2 Spyplane During the Cuban Missile Crisis
Without A Warningby H. Wayne Whitten, Col. USMC(Ret); Foreword by Chris Pocock
(Whitten and Associates, Sep 2017)

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!
Major Anderson was the only combat casualty of the crisis and was subsequently awarded the first Air Force Cross, and like many of our heroes, was relegated to a footnote in history. Some questions remain in the intelligence community surrounding the shootdown (e.g., did the Navy ignore the use of crucial new technology that indicated a U-2 could be tracked and shotdown?) but it appears that any detailed investigation that occurred has been buried behind the FOIA wall until now.
Many have read Michael Dobbs One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War [Vintage reprint, 2009] which most consider the "bible" of the CMC. It was his work and subsequent encouragement that motivated Whitten to conduct the research into the case that Major Anderson's loss was avoidable...
For those interested in the missile crisis and Cold War history, Whitten sets out to demonstrate that the U-2 shootdown at that critical moment in the world's first nuclear crisis resulted from a failure of a major command and national intelligence agency to pursue actionable intelligence dutifully and timely collected by the front line assets.

The book may be ordered here.



 

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Data 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.

The files have been traced back to TigerSwan, a North Carolina-based private security firm. But in a statement on Saturday, TigerSwan implicated TalentPen, a third-party vendor apparently used by the firm to process new job applicants.

"At no time was there ever a data breach of any TigerSwan server," the firm said. "All resume files in TigerSwan's possession are secure. We take seriously the failure of TalentPen to ensure the security of this information and regret any inconvenience or exposure our former recruiting vendor may have caused these applicants. TigerSwan is currently exploring all recourse and options available to us and those who submitted a resume."

TalentPen could not be immediately reached for comment and Gizmodo could not independently confirm the company's involvement. During conversations with Gizmodo, TigerSwan repeatedly refused to provide any documentation showing TalentPen was at fault.  [Read More:  Cameron/gizmodo/2Sep2017]

Maj. Gen. Thomas Geary Appointed Military Deputy to DIA Director.  Maj. Gen. Thomas Geary, assistant deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance at the US Air Force, has been tapped to serve as military deputy to the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

The Defense Department said Monday Geary's new assignment is based in Washington.

Geary was appointed to his role at the Air Force in June 2016 after serving as director of ISR strategy, plans, policy and force development at the service branch.

He was also the "de facto" national intelligence manager for civil aviation intelligence and executive director of the National Aviation Intelligence Integration Office under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  [Read More:  Adams/executivegov/29Aug2017]

Intelligence Agency Reform Draws Criticism in Serbia.  Critics say legislation aimed at improving the status of the officers in the BIA will give too much power to the chief of Serbia's intelligence agency.

A new draft law on the Serbian Security Agency, BIA, has been criticised for giving too much power to the agency's chief.

The law is in parliamentary procedure since Wednesday and lawmakers will shortly vote on it in a shortened procedure.

The amendment gives more authority to agency chief Bratislav Gasic in terms of deciding on employment, salaries, rewards and security checks conducted by the intelligence officers.  [Read More:  balkaninsight/31Aug2017]

Greek Intelligence Services to Get Boost.  Greek police and the Citizens' Protection Ministry are creating a new intelligence service in an attempt to upgrade the country's data gathering and processing capabilities.

According to reports, the division of Information Management and Analysis (DIDAP) will be moved by the end of October from the eighth floor of the Greek police headquarters (GADA) in central Athens, to a new building in the western suburb of Peristeri, in a bid to improve its operational capabilities.

One of the primary reasons for the move to a new building with state-of-the-art equipment is the inability of the current systems at GADA to support and process the increased amount of data gathered from surveillance and other operations.

"The operational capabilities of the service will more than double," a senior officer told Kathimerini, adding that the GADA building is not equipped to handle the increased demands of new technologies.  [Read More:  ekathimerini/2Sep2017]

President Erdogan Seizes Control of Turkey's Spy Agency.  President Erdogan has seized control of Turkey's spy agency as part of a series of reforms to pave the way for a contentious new constitution.

The president used an emergency decree to shift command of MIT, the Turkish intelligence service, from the prime minister to his own office. He claimed that it was necessary to prepare for the shift to a presidential system, expected in early 2019, and for the security of the country.  [Read More:  Smith/thetimes/30Aug2017]

Former South Korean Spy Chief Sentenced for Trying to Sway Election.  A former director of South Korea's main spy agency was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday on charges of ordering a clandestine online campaign to help the 2012 election of President Park Geun-hye, who has since been impeached.

Won Sei-hoon, director of the National Intelligence Service from 2009 to 2013, was convicted of violating laws that bar public servants from campaigning for political candidates and prohibit the powerful spy agency from interfering in domestic politics.

After the ruling on Wednesday at the appeals court in Seoul, the capital, Justice Kim Dae-woong had Mr. Won arrested in the courtroom and sent him to jail.

In the run-up to the December 2012 election, Mr. Won directed a secret team of psychological warfare agents to work with hired private bloggers on an online smear campaign against Ms. Park's political rivals, according to the prosecutors' indictment.  [Read More:  Sang-Hun/nytimes/30Aug2017]

Yale Senior Wins ‘Bobby R. Inman Award' for Research on Intelligence.  Joyce Koltisko, a senior Global Affairs and Economics major at Yale, was recently named a semifinalist for the Bobby R. Inman Award competition, an annual recognition awarded by the Intelligence Studies Project of the University of Texas at Austin. The awards recognize students for outstanding research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security.

Koltisko received a $2,500 semifinalist award for her paper, "The Current Status of Suspicious Activity Reporting and Considerations for Fusion Centers in the Future Development of the SAR Program," which proposes greater standardization of suspicious activity reporting collection and analysis criteria to improve the performance of regional intelligence fusion centers and to achieve a sustainable balance between civil liberties and domestic security concerns.

The other three award recipients were graduate and PhD students at the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law, and Stanford Law School.

Koltisko's paper was selected from more than 100 entries from students at dozens of US universities and colleges. Papers were evaluated on their academic rigor, clear presentation, creativity, and the potential to contribute positively to the US intelligence community. In addition to the cash awards, the papers will be posted on the Strauss and Clements Centers websites and will be made available to current intelligence practitioners.  [Read More:  Jackson/yale/28Aug2017]

Tajikistan Agrees to More Intelligence Exchanges With China.  China's foreign ministry on Friday announced an agreement with Tajikistan to establish exchanges of security intelligence as part of an upgrade to diplomatic relations during a state visit by Tajik President Emomali Rahmon to China.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Rahmon on Thursday established a "comprehensive strategic partnership" between the two countries, according to a statement released on the foreign ministry's website.

The two sides agreed to bolster efforts to combat the threats of terrorism, separatism and religious extremism, as well as international criminal groups and drug trafficking by launching professional intelligence exchanges, the posting said.

"Both sides will strengthen communications between defence, security and law enforcement departments and deepen intelligence exchanges," it said.  [Read More:  Reuters/euronews/1Sep2017]



Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

CIA Launches Signature School Program at Baruch College.  On Thursday, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) launched its Signature School Program at Baruch College, a senior college in The City University of New York system.

The program will deepen cooperation between the CIA and Baruch College by creating more opportunities for students and faculty to engage Agency officers and learn about employment opportunities.

The program at Baruch College is the CIA's third Signature School.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo has noted the importance of building a talented and diverse workforce.  [Read More:  americansecuritytoday/2Sep2017]

Florida Holocaust Museum Getting Blockbuster Eichmann Exhibition.  The Florida Holocaust Museum in February will be getting the blockbuster exhibition on the capture of Adolf Eichmann, one of the most dramatic espionage stories in modern history.

Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann is the first exhibition in the United States to fully document the pursuit, capture, extradition, and trial of a Nazi war criminal.

The story is told using recently declassified artifacts from the Mossad, Israel's Secret Intelligence Service. It also includes objects and images made available outside the country for the first time such as original 1960s-era artifacts, photographs, award-winning films and audio, as well as contemporary design elements and interactive features, to tell a story of espionage and intrigue.

The traveling exhibition, making its fourth US stop in St. Petersburg starting Feb. 10, is the first time that the recently declassified Mossad materials have been seen outside of Israel. It was hailed at stops in Chicago and New York this year for playing out more like the plot of a spy novel than a typical museum exhibit.  [Read More:  Wynne/tampabay/29Aug2017]

DIA Teams up With Spy Museum for Cold War Spycast.  Defense Intelligence Agency historian Greg Elder joined the Spy Museum to discuss some of the major events of the Cold War during a podcast Aug 29.

Elder discussed US intelligence, policy and strategy from the early days of the cold war to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.

"When the Soviet Union first got nuclear weapons, we had virtually no [intelligence] collection ... to be able to keep track of how well they were doing and how they were advancing," said Elder.

Elder said the US intelligence deficit was caused by lack of satellites, a dearth of open source news and material, and HUMINT that often needed weeks or months to come back for analysis. "There were periods of time when we actually thought the Soviets had an advantage over us," said Elder. "We had no warning capability ... and very little visibility on how many missiles they had."  [Read More:  DIA Public Affairs/dia/31Aug2017]

A Button-Sized Spy Camera for...Whatever You Want to Do With It.  What if we told you that you could channel your inner James Bond...for less than twenty bucks?

The FSTCOM Hidden Spy Camera is a Bluetooth and WiFi-enabled recording device that's the size of a button on your shirt - for all your espionage-related needs. It's motion-activated, takes photo and video, and will stream directly onto an app on your phone.

You can carry it with you, or tuck it away to use as a home nanny cam, to record kids, pets, or anything else you like. It stores everything on a microSD card (sold separately) and records on a loop - recording over the oldest videos stored when it runs out of room, so it'll never stop because its memory is full.

That's just about everything you need to know in terms of how you use it. As for why you use it...we'll leave that up to you!  [Read More:  mashable/30Aug2017]

Unsung Hero of Bletchley Park to Finally Be Recognised As Book 'Rectifies Damage of Imitation Game'.  In life, he was the first head of GCHQ, who spotted the talent of Alan Turing and helped win the Second World War. By the time Hollywood got their hands on him, he was turned into a "pompous prat" obsessed with hindering the efforts of Bletchley Park's stars.

The true story of Commander Alastair Denniston's life is now to be revealed to the public, after historian, GCHQ and his own family team up to set the record straight.

Cdr Denniston's grandchildren said they hoped a new biography would "rectify the damage done" to his reputation by The Imitation Game, in which Charles Dance played him as a "baddie".

The film, which starred Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay, but left Cdr Denniston's descendants "hurt" by what they condemned as an unfair portrayal.  [Read More:  Furness/telegraph/3Sep2017]

The Inside Story of Catching a Cyberpirate.  When they discovered what was going on, US authorities were shocked. A man named Xiang Li was selling high-end defense software from his home in Chengdu, China, to anyone who could pay the going price. It posed a serious threat to America's national security.

Li and his website CRACK99 became the focus of an undercover US investigation in 2010, led by former US Navy intelligence officer and federal prosecutor David Locke Hall.

Eventually US prosecutors and agents learned that Li's black market clients included an American engineer at NASA and a defense contract employee who worked on software for the radar system on Marine One, the helicopters used to fly the President of the United States.

When it was all said and done, Li became the only software pirate ever lured from China to the United States for prosecution, according to Hall. Prosecutors believe CRACK99 racked up a total of $100 million in sales out of an inventory worth $1 billion on the black market.  [Read More:  Patterson/cnn/31Aug2017]

The Recruit(s): Meet the Puppies!  CIA's K9 trainers met a lot of really great dogs who would have likely succeeded in our explosive detection program. It was a difficult decision, but there was only room for six.

Meet the CIA's first all-female Puppy Class!  [Read More:  cia/29Aug2017]



Section III - COMMENTARY

Did 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.

Last year, secret agents in Havana began bombarding American diplomats with a mysterious weapon that used sound waves to damage their hearing, among "other symptoms." Or so the Trump administration indicated in August, months after it announced the expulsion of two low-ranking Cuban officials in retaliation for the alleged attack.

As critics began to ask why US officials have yet to identify the victims or a motive, the State Department backed away from blaming Cuba for the assault. Meanwhile, scientists and intelligence analysts continue to question whether undetected sound waves could cause a sudden onset of hearing loss. "[Audiologists] are all scratching our heads about what the cause could be," says Colleen G. Le Prell, professor of hearing science and head of the doctoral audiology program at the University of Texas at Dallas. "None of us have a good explanation."

On August 9, the Associated Press broke news about the attacks, and the State Department acknowledged there had been a series of "incidents which have caused a variety of physical symptoms," effectively confirming the story without mentioning hearing loss. US officials contacted doctors at University of Miami health services after the incidents were first reported. Weeks later, CBS quoted an unnamed medical source at the University of Miami, saying that an American doctor had diagnosed American and Canadian diplomats working in Havana with "mild traumatic brain injury" and "likely damage to the central nervous system."  [Read More:  Eisner/newsweek/29Aug2017]

Confidence in Government on National Security Matters: August 2017.  Last month we began a polling project to measure the public's confidence in government on national security matters on an ongoing, consistent basis. The goal is to try to establish a baseline of public opinion of national security on a few key issues, and also to be able to periodically take the public's pulse on current topics. This second installment of that project allows us to start identifying trends in the four questions that we asked last time. Our new data suggest that public confidence in some government institutions shows signs of consistency, but they also suggest potentially interesting trends in others.

In addition, we included four new questions primarily to measure confidence in the two major political parties on national security issues. We also included a question to gauge public concern about Russia. These new questions reveal that the public has extremely low confidence in both political parties when it comes to national security matters. And the US public does not believe Russia's interests are similar to America's interests.

As with all posts associated with this project, we are using Google Surveys to measure public opinion.  [Read More:  Eoyang, Freeman, Wittes/lawfareblog/3Sep2017]

President's Commentary: It's Not Top Secret That Intelligence Needs More Resources.  The challenges facing the intelligence community (IC) have never been greater in both degree and diversity. New threats are emerging constantly, old threats are becoming more serious, and capabilities menacing national security are increasingly innovative. The greatest impediment to addressing these dynamic challenges may be internal rather than external: insufficient resources.

The IC's core was developed during the Cold War, when the United States and its allies faced the persistent threat posed by the Soviet Union and its surrogates. That monolithic menace faded in the 1990s. It was initially replaced in the new millennium by terrorism, which itself has expanded and diversified across national and tribal boundaries. Meanwhile, rogue nations such as Iran and North Korea have become increasingly adept and emboldened. They are honing their capabilities to test US forces regionally and globally. Russia and China have rallied and become near-peer competitors, presenting a significant challenge to US interests.

The luxury of being able to focus on a monolithic threat faded long ago. Today the IC must confront a threat picture that is more dynamic, complicated and broader than ever. This complexity is exacerbated by rapid advances in technology, which is empowering adversaries to an unprecedented degree.

Communications has shrunk the globe to the point where information in multiple media and formats moves thousands of miles at the speed of light. Disinformation and misinformation have become rampant, and various types of media enable their delivery across the technology spectrum. Information warfare is re-emerging as an old idea with some new capabilities. This communications boom has led to a change in roles among the news media, which has become less objective. Each of these factors has influenced the message and tone of the picture that people see of each other's lives. In some ways, these factors have contributed to mass migrations across formerly daunting distances and geography.  [Read More:  Shea/afcea/1Sep2017]



Section IV - Obituaries

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 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 afiofsc@afio.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."

Carol Rollie FlynnNote 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 afiometro@gmail.com 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: simone@afioaz.org or simone@4smartphone.net 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 Café 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

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. • 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
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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 diforum@diaalumni.org. 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 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 on the Event Calendar Page. Registration deadline is 13 October. Learn more via the event calendar. To 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
ATTIRE: Cocktail
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: rdiamond@spymuseum.org, or call: 202.654.0954, or use this online link.  


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