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Book of the Week
What if Atlantis wasn't a myth, but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? Across the globe, scientists and civilians are hearing of rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly into the places we live, from our most vibrant, historic cities to our last remaining traditional coastal villages. From New Orleans, Houston, and many cities in Florida, the water grows higher with each storm. With each crack in the ice sheets of the Arctic and Antarctica, and each tick upwards of Earth's thermometer, we are past the tipping point and closer to the brink of disaster. By century's end, with no time left for planning, hundreds of millions of people will flee the world's shores as coasts become inundated and landscapes transformed into flooded, polluted wastelands. From island nations to the world's major cities, coastal regions will disappear. Engineering projects to hold back the water are bold and may buy some time in only a few places where it is feasible. Despite international efforts and tireless research, there is no permanent solution - no barriers to erect or walls to build - that will protect us in the end from the drowning of the world as we know it.
The book may be ordered here.
Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTSEgypt Court Sentences Mursi to 25 Years in Qatar Spy Case. An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted president Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood to 25 years in prison in a final ruling over a case accusing him of spying for Qatar, judicial sources said.
Section III - COMMENTARYAfghanistan: The Kentucky Derby of Spying. An old boss of mine at the CIA used to talk to young officers who were deploying to Afghanistan or Pakistan, and in his preamble to discussing the myriad of challenges and interests in the region, he would remark that if the officer were a thoroughbred, an assignment to the area was going to be like running in the Kentucky Derby every damn day - and so it was.
Section IV - Jobs, Obituaries
Senior Cyber Threat Analyst (TS/SCI FSP) - Chantilly, VA. FireEye is the intelligence-led security company is seeking an expert Cyber Threat Analyst to support a long-term engagement with a government client. The successful candidate should be a strong critical thinker skilled in using data to solve analytic problems, and adept in satisfying intelligence requirements in a high operational tempo environment. The analysts work will inform a range of tactical and strategic decisions and should equip audiences with actionable assessments. Responsibilities: Operate as the primary conduit for delivery of relevant FireEye data and intelligence holdings Assess and outline implications to the client Correlate collected intelligence, to build upon a larger knowledge base of tracked threat activity Support process improvement of the current cyber threat program and alignment with the strategic program Provide ad-hoc cyber intelligence briefings and threat summaries as needed Identify and hunt for related tools, techniques and Procedures (TTPs) across multiple sources of intelligence Research and assess cyber threat intelligence artifacts to enable identification of associated TTPs across FireEye and client-side repositories Convert intelligence into actionable mitigation and technical control recommendations Apply intelligence towards discovery of suspicious activity and to prevent/detect future incidents Maintain current knowledge of tools and best-practices in advanced persistent threats; TTPs of attackers and incident response Integrate (shared) intelligence into operations Coordinate with third-party intelligence providers Represent client at various government threat exchanges Brief senior leadership on threats and incident related issues For additional requirements or to apply...
Corporate Security Officer, WR Systems, Fairfax, VA. W R Systems, Ltd. in Fairfax, Virginia, has a part-time need for Corporate Security Officer to protect and secure classified and sensitive information, equipment, and technology. Position responsibilities to include but are not limited to the following: • Corresponds and interacts with company personnel regarding clearance processing, re-investigations, onboarding new hires, security debriefings, VARs, visitors and customers. • Opens, closes, locks, and unlocks sensitive rooms and areas. • Creates, implements, and maintain security education and training programs. • Conducts self-inspections • DD254 Contract Administration and compliance. • Attends and supports program team meetings and provide program guidance, decision, policies and procedures as required. • Primary POC for DSS • Serves as the liaison with Intelligence Community agencies as required. • Provides oversight of the processing of visit requests and certifications, new employee security clearances to include actions within government systems (JPAS). • Coordinates and conducts Industrial Security briefings and debriefings. • Develops and applies personnel security policies, standards, and procedures in compliance with Federal Agency Regulations. • Develops, reviews, and maintains program protection plans, security classifications guides, and procedures as required. • Performs other security related duties, as assigned. Candidates must possess the following skills and experience: • Demonstrate high level of personal integrity and the ability to discreetly handle sensitive, personal, and classified case information. • Knowledge of Security Information Management Systems (SIMS) or similar security database applications. • Knowledge of JPAS and DSS processes and procedures; e-FCL (electronic facility clearance system), OBMS, DSS ISFO (industrial security field operations) • NIST SP 800-171 / FISMA knowledge and compliance • COMSEC equipment and procedures; NISPOM • Minimum 5 years of experience in similar position with DOD Contractor. • High School Diploma or equivalent; College degree preferred. • MS Office Suite to include Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point. Ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret Security Clearance required. The selected candidate will support the organization's mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: high standard of quality in conduct and performance; determination to achieve excellence; ownership; accountability; competence; collaboration; innovation; focus; drive; enthusiasm; mutual trust and respect; dedication; loyalty; and good citizenship.
W R Systems, Ltd., is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any additional factors that are protected by law.
To apply email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wrsystems.com - In the top gray line go to Careers tab - Select View Current Opportunities under the phone number - Select the state of VA - Job Number: J2017-08-001 - Corporate Security Officer. Candidates may apply by adding a new resume/CV.
Patrick (Pat) Dunlap, 72, a former NSA linguist/analyst/staff officer, died 28 August 2017 in Clarksville, MD. From singing - in Latin - in the choir in church in his youth, his love for languages blossomed, and led to a career serving the nation. After graduating from high school, he entered the USAF in 1963 attending Russian language training at Indiana University at Bloomington, IN. He served in Alaska and saw the devastation caused by the massive earthquake of 1964. He also served in Pakistan. After four years service, he continued his education at Penn State University in State College, PA, where he pursued a double major in Journalism and Russian, finishing his studies in three years. In 1970 he started working at the National Security Agency at Ft. Meade, MD working in A Group as a linguist, analyst, manager and staff officer until retiring early in 1994. After retiring he and his wife Nancy chose to adopt a child from Russia. Pat became a stay-at-home dad and worked around the house and yard. In 2006 he was diagnosed with late stage lyme disease that resulted in painful peripheral neuropathy. Although his physical activities were limited, he always kept a positive attitude, sense of humor, and spent many hours on the computer helping people around the world with computer/research issues. He missed being outdoors so he got a "hummer" scooter to enjoy the world of nature. He is survived by his wife Nancy, an adopted daughter, a son, and other family. He was a member of Phoenix Society.
James P. Hanrahan, 93, who worked as a CIA political and military analyst for about five decades, died of sequelae of a broken hip on 28 July 2017 in Park City, UT. At the time of his retirement in 1980, he was Director of the Center for the Study of Intelligence. He was a graduate of LaSalle Institute, Troy, NY and Niagara University. During WWII he served as a gunnery officer aboard a landing craft support large (LSCL) in the Southwest Pacific. After receiving a master's degree in political theory at Georgetown University in 1948, Hanrahan, a former resident of Potomac, Md, joined the CIA in 1948 as an analyst of internal Soviet political and security affairs. He spent most of his career in the Directorate of Intelligence. He was one of three writers of the President's Intelligence Checklist, later known as the President's Daily Brief and the Chief of the Soviet and East European Division as well as the western European Division. He was also the first Director of the Strategic Warning Staff in the Pentagon in 1975. Mr. Hanrahan was a recipient of the Agency's Intelligence Medal of Merit. After his retirement, he continued to serve as a full-time contractor with the agency until April, 2004. In earlier times, he was active in the Potomac Boys Club, serving as a basketball coach and baseball commissioner. He was also a PTA President. He was a member of the Senior Seminar Alumni of the Department of State, the Central Intelligence Retiree's Association, and AFIO. His wife, Mary, predeceased him. He is survived by five sons, and other family.
Dr. Lloyd Frank Jordan, 90, CIA Soviet Analyst, died 2 September 2017 in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Jordan served in the US Army with the Occupation Forces in Japan. Post-WWII he earned a B.S., M.S. and PhD in Slavic Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. He joined the Central Intelligence Agency where he worked 30 years as a Soviet analyst during the Cold War. Upon retirement, he was awarded the Medallion of Honorable Service and the Career Intelligence Medal for Exceptional Achievement. During retirement he authored two historical novels and conducted genealogical research. He was a Mason. Dr. Jordan's immediate family predeceased him. He is survived by nieces, and other family.
Meyer "Mike" J. Levin, 96, a WWII veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, a long-time intelligence analyst and classification expert [Chief, Information Policy Division] with the National Security Agency, and a community leader in eastern Montgomery County, MD, for over 55 years, died 10 September 2017 in Hillandale, MD. Mike served four years in the US Army during WWII and was a Field Artillery officer with the Seventh Armored Division in Europe. After the war, he began an intelligence career with the NSA spanning the forty-six years between 1947 and 1993. At NSA he became a classification expert and staunch defender of the need to protect sources and methods, overseeing and implementing the NSA programs and procedures for the protection of classified information as required by Executive Orders 12356 and 12333. In 1993 he was awarded the nation's highest intelligence honor, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal by the Director of Central Intelligence.
After retiring from government, Levin continued to work as a consultant in intelligence matters. He has also served on the boards of many civic community groups, and was Vice Chair of LABQUEST, a government/community partnership coordinating the consolidation of the US Food and Drug Administration at the Federal Research Center at White Oak, MD. Mike stepped in to keep the old Naval Ordnance Lab at White Oak from becoming an eyesore after it was closed in 1994 by a BRAC decision. His strong representations to GSA, Congress, and other government agencies resulted in the decision to combine and relocate multiple FDA offices into one campus there, with a frontage which preserved the natural beauty and prevented the arrival of fast food joints, etc. He was a key player in that rescue. Levin was an organizer and first Vice President of the new National Museum of Language and a longtime member of AFIO and the Phoenix Society.
Mike starred in the 2008 documentary SECRECY, by Peter Galison and Robb Moss, which discussed the costs, benefits, and history of the vast, invisible world of government secrecy.
His wife predeceased him. He is survived by two sons and a daughter, and other family.
"Mike was the conscience and the memory of the Agency. Always professional, never a seeker of attention or glory. A fearless champion of protecting sources and methods, and sought to halt leaks and the growing practice by a few current/former officers to cozy up with the media to air petty grievances." [Read More: washingtonpost/legacy/11Sep2017]
Julian Clark Nall, 96, a CIA Senior Advisor, died 7 September 2017 in Nashville, TN. Dr. Nall was a Captain in the US Naval Reserve. Dr. Nall received his BS with distinction from Southwestern (now Rhodes College), his SM from MIT, and his PhD From Vanderbilt University. He spent 31 years with the CIA as a senior advisor where he was awarded many distinguished medals. From there he joined the Institute for Defense Analyses where he served as the Assistant Director of the System Evaluation Division and the Director of the Defense Science Study Group. He was a longtime AFIO member. There are no immediate survivors.
John Albert Spencer, 70, former NSA Staff Chief, Information System Security Directorate, died of metastatic prostate cancer 8 September 2017 in Severna Park, MD.
He received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science/Public Administration from Ohio State University, and earned a MS in Administration degree from George Washington University. Upon graduation from Ohio State in 1968 he worked for the National Security Agency until his retirement in 2000.
He loved his years at the Agency and believed in the mission, the people, and opportunities available. He retired as a Staff Chief in the Information Systems Security Directorate. During his years at the Agency he was awarded the Director's Fellowship, the Meritorious Civilian Service Award and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence.
After his retirement from the Agency he worked for Computer Sciences Corporation, for Shipley Associates, and at the University of Maryland's National Foreign Language Center. He was active with the Lutheran church and served in a number of leadership posts.
He enjoyed reading, spy novels, outdoor grilling, and caring for his classic cars - a Triumph 4 and a 6, as well as a 1964 Porsche. His last Porsche was a 1980 model 911. Of John, the Rev. John R. Sabatelli recalled, "John was a fastidious person. He was not a legalist, but he was the kind of person who catalogued his home library. He was always impeccably dressed. He dotted every 'i,' but he also had a big vision. He was honorable and a straight shooter."
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Donna Haines Spencer; two daughters, and other family.
Francis "Frank" C. Tarantino, 61, of King George, VA, a CIA officer who specialized in geospatial analysis, and served as head of NGA's Center for the Study of Geospatial Intelligence, died 8 September 2017 in Arlington, VA.
Frank was a career Central Intelligence Agency officer detailed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, serving as the Director, Center for the Study of Geospatial Intelligence. He was promoted into the CIA Senior Intelligence Service in December 2005, managing complex intelligence operations and successfully leading intelligence officers responsible for world-wide intelligence issues. He demonstrated leadership and expertise in geospatial-intelligence analysis and collection mission planning. After 30 years of service, Frank retired from the CIA in July of 2015. He was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant from the Naval Reserves in 1995.
Frank received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History/Social Science from Thomas A. Edison State College. He was a member of Soverign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem, and the Order of Free Mason, and AFIO. Frank's life passion was the study of medieval history. Frank is survived by his wife of 31 years, JoAnne (Zignauskas) Tarantino, and other family.
John Godfrey Westcott, 74, a GEOINT and NIMA Senior Intelligence Officer, died 5 September 2017 in Catharpin, VA.
John graduated from the University of Vermont in 1965 and began a career with the Central Intelligence Agency that lasted 37 years. John ended his tenure with the Agency as a Senior Intelligence Officer at NIMA.
After a brief 3-day retirement, John began working with the Boeing Corporation as the Director of Business Development for GEOINT Programs.
After 10 years at Boeing, John retired for a second time. |
Unable to stay away from the Intelligence Community he loved, within a week JohnWestcottAssociates, LLC began accepting consulting opportunities.
John is survived by his wife, Pamela Andrews Westcott; by two daughters and a son, and other family.
Section V - Events
AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....
Thursday, 21 September 2017, 11:30 AM - Denver, CO - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts an experienced DHS Field Intelligence Officer and Briefer.
The DHS Field Briefer will provide an unclassified briefing on current threats and trends both nationally and internationally.
For details, please contact Tom VanWormer at email@example.com.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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: 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 - rate expired Sept 10.]
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.
12 October 2017 (Thursday), 11:30 am - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO San Francisco Chapter hosts Brad Roberts on "The Case for U.S. Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century."
Brad Roberts, Director of the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory discusses the "Case for U.S. Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century" at this October meeting of the AFIO "Andre LeGallo" San Francisco Chapter. Drawing on his recent publication with Stanford University Press, The Case for U.S. Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century, Dr. Roberts will discuss the lessons-learned from the efforts of the Obama administration and its predecessors, to create conditions that would allow us to move further away from nuclear deterrence. Arguments counter to the conventional wisdom that the United States can and should do more to reduce both the role of nuclear weapons in its security strategies and the number of weapons in its arsenal, will be presented, as well as the reactions from the political, military, and academic communities.
WHERE: United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116.
TIMES: 11:30AM no host cocktail; meeting and luncheon at noon.
RSVP: Eventbrite Registration link forthcoming.
Reservation and pre-payment is required before 2 October 2017. The venue cannot accommodate walk-ins.
Contact Mariko Kawaguchi, Board Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions
Thursday 19 October 2017, 6:30pm - West Bloomfield, MI - AFIO Johnny Micheal Spann Memorial Chapter, Michigan hosts Thys DeBruyn, former CIA Chief, China Operations.
Thys DeBruyn, a former CIA China expert, is President of ADVANCE Resources and Consulting and a principal consultant with the firm. He spent 24 years as a China specialist at CIA. His last position before he left CIA in 2008 to join the private sector was Chief of China Operations. Thys also served as Chief of Station, Jakarta, Indonesia 2003-2006, where he led successful efforts to bring to justice terrorists targeting U.S. and other western travelers, including those responsible for the Bali, JW Marriott Hotel, and Australian Embassy bombings. Since joining the consulting world in 2008, Thys has applied his intelligence background and China expertise helping companies protect their information, their people and their facilities in China and other high-risk foreign markets. TO ATTEND: contact Michigan Chapter at email@example.com for additional information.
Monday, 4 December 2017 - New York, NY - The AFIO New York Metro Chapter hosts Eva Dillon, author of "Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War."
Eva Dillon, author and magazine publisher, on Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War. It is an engaging true-life memoir, of her CIA father, Paul Dillon, and the GRU officer, Dmitri Fyodorovich Polyakov, who became a CIA agent whom her father handled - the highest ranking, longest serving asset the US had during the Cold War. It is also a memoir about both families growing up unknowingly as the children of spies.
"A beautifully written, profoundly moving account of one of the most important US Intelligence sources ever run inside the Soviet Union. A cliff-hanger from beginning to end, Dillon's account is filled with espionage tradecraft and family drama - essential reading for intelligence professionals, memoir enthusiasts, and anyone fascinated by how spying really works." - Peter Earnest, Executive Director, International Spy Museum.
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 6pm.
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.
Other Upcoming Events
25 September 2017 - Bethesda, MD - 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.
Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 8am - 4pm - Washington, DC - Ethos and Profession of Intelligence 2017 at George Washington University - Co-sponsored with CIA
AFIO Members and guests are invited by CIA and the George Washington University who are co-hosting CIA's fourth public conference on national security, "The Ethos and the Profession of Intelligence," on the GW campus. The full-day conference, themed "Achieving Strategic Advantage," features a panel of former CIA Directors and other panels bringing together a diverse array of leaders from the Intelligence Community, other government agencies, private industry, non-governmental organizations, and the media to give each participant - on stage or in the audience - new perspectives on global security and how the U.S. Intelligence Community can best serve the open society it defends.
Panel topics at the conference will be: • Leading CIA: A Conversation among Former CIA Directors; • Countdown to Crisis: Asia Pacific Insecurity and America; • The Looming BioThreat: Perils and Promises of Biotech Innovation; • Tectonic Shifts: Forecasting Conflict and Political Instability; • Masking Unmasked: Conducting Espionage in a Transparent, Connected World.
Registration: 8-9am; Conference: 9am-3:45pm
Location: Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052
To view invitation. To register. The registration link takes you to registration page on GW ticketing system for Lisner Auditorium. No promotional code is required to proceed with registration. For other information about conference, contact email@example.com or by phone at 202-994-2437.
There is no charge to attend.
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
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