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Register while space remains 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. She will discuss impacts of one of the most transformational influences in our lifetime―Cyber. What does it mean, why is it so transformative, what are the impacts? In reality, it's a major influence on virtually every aspect of our lives. If you think Cyber doesn't affect everything in your life, attend to better understand the influences, risks, and cultural transformations being driven by our rapid embrace of a technology with surprising ramifications.
The new Deputy Director of NSA, George Barnes, will talk to us, and attendees will get an update on the current and future museum initiative, the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation―(now "shovel ready" and waiting for the Foundation to hit a minimum threshold of funding).
Other speakers and panels will then expand on
the foundation set by Dr. Aiken's keynote, 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).
I'd like to invite all AFIO members to attend our 2017 Cryptologic History Symposium on October 19 and 20th at the JHU APL Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, Maryland. We have an expanded program with many new speakers and know this will be an educational on highly topical cyber issues. Registration is open until Friday October 13th; cost is $75/day (students $35/day). Full details can be found here.
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 program details via the PDF link on
Calendar Page. Registration deadline is
13 October. Learn more via the event
purchase your tickets now do so here.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if
you have any questions. We hope to see you there!
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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTSIG Sees Improvements in TSA Intelligence Operations. An IG review found no basis for a whistleblower's allegations of systemic security and operational challenges in the TSA's office of intelligence and analysis, saying it identified only 16 documented security incidents over the last five years and that the agency had taken corrective actions in all of them.
Section III - COMMENTARYIntelligence Reform in Ukraine Falls Short. In late July 2017, the Ukrainian non-governmental advisory organization Reanimation Package of Reforms (RPR) called on President Petro Poroshenko and the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to immediately reform the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU). The authors of the RPR letter asserted that the SSU was unable to provide effective counterintelligence against several recent violent assassinations: namely, of former Russian Duma member Denis Voronenkov and defense intelligence operations commanding officer Maksym Shapoval in Kyiv, as well as the SSU counterintelligence chief in Donetsk oblast, Oleksandr Kharaberiush. RPR experts alleged the SSU suffers from ineffective management and fails to use its resources efficiently. They called on the authorities to implement the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly's (PACE) Recommendation 1402 (adopted in 1999), which states that intelligence services should not have law enforcement functions. Finally, the RPR urged President Poroshenko and the NSDC to approve the SSU Reform Concept (Rpr.org.ua, July 27).
Section IV - Obituaries
William (Bill) Franklin Donnelly, 89, an operations officer who rose through the ranks to become a senior CIA executive, died 22 September 2017. In 1997, on the occasion of the Agency's 50th Anniversary, he was named a CIA Trailblazer. During his 36-year career, he was the recipient of a variety of awards and commendations, the first being the Certificate of Merit with Distinction in 1964. In subsequent years he was awarded two Distinguished Intelligence Medals. He was named Deputy Director of Administration (DDA) in 1986, and became Inspector General under DCI William Webster. He retired in October 1990.
Bill, known in CIA as "Mr. D," began his career in the Clandestine Service, serving abroad 1959-1965 in Warsaw, Poland. Following the untimely death of his first wife, Bill continued to travel and be involved in Soviet/East European operations, but was not posted overseas again. After a tour as Deputy Chief of the division responsible for CIA SIGINT operations and liaison with NSA, he was named Chief of the DO/Information Management Staff [IMS] where he oversaw teams which automated the Agency's stations abroad and upgraded the Directorate of Operations' records system, as well as the computer center which supported it.
In 1983, Donnelly left the Clandestine Service and was named Director of Communications. He supervised a worldwide upgrade of equipment which became invaluable when dealing with terrorism. In 1985 he was named Director, Office of Information Technology, responsible for CIA computer centers and software. He later became the last non-Senate approved CIA Inspector General and joked "that it took an act of Congress to get him to retire."
In retirement he was treasurer of the CIA Legal Defense Fund and until 2007, a member of the board of directors of the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation. When posted abroad, Bill was involved in an operation which led to the identification of KGB agents in England and Germany. While DDA, he assisted Cliff Stoll – a systems administrator at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – with an investigation to identify an international computer hacker and KGB recruit as described in Mr. Stoll's book The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage. Mr. Donnelly's family connections in the Agency extend over four generations – a total of about 150 years of employment. Donnelly grew up in Ohio. He earned a degree in animal husbandry in 1950 from Ohio State University. He served in combat in Korea as a Lieutenant, artillery forward observer, with the 49th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division. At times, he was also a forward observer with Turkish, Colombian, and Ethiopian infantry units. He was awarded the Bronze Star. In 1954, he earned a master's degree in political science from the University of Michigan. In retirement, he was a gardener and active genealogical researcher. He is survived by his second wife Peggy Hall Donnelly, a son and daughter, and other family. [Read More: The Washington Post/legacy/27Sep2017]
Joseph Anthony Dragone, Jr. LCDR, USN Ret. 76, US Navy vet, and former CIA Senior Intelligence Officer, died 22 September 2017 in Glen Allen, VA.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years Frances (nee Vella) Dragone, a daughter, two sons, and other family. [Read More: buffalonews/1Oct2017]
William Albert Duryee, 74, a former CIA administrator, died of cancer 19 September 2017 in Oro Valley, AZ. Bill grew up in Arlington, VA, and spent much of his life on the Chesapeake Bay. He graduated from LaSalle University in Philadelphia where he was a star athlete. Bill dedicated over 30 years to the CIA, served in several overseas posts and retired as a Senior Financial Manager. He received several awards, including the Career Intelligence Medal. Bill was an avid fisherman, loved cruising, scuba diving, dancing and being outdoors near water. He will be remembered as full of energy, able to build or fix anything. He had a great sense of humor, befriended all he met, and made the best milkshakes. Bill leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Patricia Gayle Farley; two daughters, and other family. [Read More: Arizona Daily Star/legacy/27Sep2017]
Jack Nichols Mogus, 82, an Electronic Countermeasures expert, died 30 September 2017 in Vienna, VA. Jack, a veteran of the US Air Force, attended the University of Pittsburgh before being accepted into government service. He also flew as a Captain for Eastern Airlines prior to forming Avalon Corporation which operated under the name of Nova Security Services in 1971. Mr. Mogus was certified as an instructor by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and taught TSCM [technical countermeasures] at a major private security academy. He was a frequent guest at universities. From 1971, he served as Director of Operations at Nova Technical Services which specialized in Physical Security Systems - commercial, industrial and residential. Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) Services - also known as eavesdropping detection and counter espionage. In 1974, the business was expanded to include the Investigative Services division. In 1976, it expanded once more to include TSCM.
Jack was active in numerous industry and intelligence-related groups, including AFIO, and served as "Worshipful Master" of the Concord Masonic Lodge No. 307 in Vienna, VA.
Henry Michael Olejarz Jr., 79, a career CIA officer, died of congestive heart failure in Haymarket, VA on 28 September 2017. During his 36-year career with CIA, Mike served as Operations Officer and Instructor. His assignments included tours in South America and numerous temporary posting throughout the world. Mike was awarded the Intelligence Commendation Medal for outstanding service. Prior to CIA, Mike served four years in the Marine Corps. He was chosen to serve at the Marine Barracks 8th and L, Washington, DC, where he provided security for President Eisenhower. He was then assigned to the Marine Security Detachment in Montevideo, Uruguay. Survivors include Mike's wife of 55 years, Paula Olejarz, a daughter and son, and other family.
James Lewis Srodes, 77, author and journalist, died of a stroke on 27 September 2017 in Washington, DC. Jim, a skilled raconteur, was known in the writing community as a talented professional, generous with advice and encouragement to colleagues. Srodes was graduated from the University of Florida and attended Duke Law School. He worked for newspapers in Florida, North Carolina, and Atlanta before joining UPI in 1967 as Treasury and White House economics correspondent. As a newspaperman he covered a number of beats including state and local politics and the early days of the civil rights movement. He later worked for Business Week, Forbes, and Financial World, bureau chief for the latter two. He wrote an economics column for the Sunday Telegraph of London and contributed to publications elsewhere in Europe and also in Asia and Africa. He provided regular commentaries for the "Business Daily" program on the BBC World Service. Jim's books included On Dupont Circle; Franklin: The Essential Founding Father; Spies in Palestine: Love, Betrayal, and the Life of Sarah Aaronson; Allen Dulles: Master of Spies, chosen as Best Intelligence Book of the year by AFIO; and Dream Maker: The Rise and Fall of John Z. DeLorean. A devoted reader, he also reviewed books on the many and diverse subjects which interested him.
He was a founding member and president of Washington Independent Writers and served on many committees of the National Press Club. He was a member of the Cosmos Club in Washington, of AFIO, and the East India Club in London. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Cecile Srodes, and other family.
Section V - Events
AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....
Tuesday, 10 October 2017, noon - MacDill AFB - The Florida Suncoast AFIO Chapter hosts Col Wayne Whitten, USMC(R) on "Without A Warning" on the Shootdown of a U2 spyplane during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
We have an exciting program as we welcome Colonel
Wayne Whitten, USMC (ret), author of a new book, Without a
Warning, that tells the story of the avoidable shootdown of a U2
spyplane during the Cuban Missile Crisis. After 55 years of silence on the
subject, the book reveals the details of how Air Force Major Rudolph
Anderson, Jr., became the only casualty of the Crisis. Colonel Whitten is
a combat-experienced flight officer and electronic warfare officer with
subsequent experience in operations, requirements, systems acquisition,
tactical intelligence and mission planning systems.
LOCATION: MacDill AFB Surf's Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Blvd, MacDill AFB, FL 33621.
TO ATTEND: Email chapter secretary firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon on Tuesday, October 3. Attendees require base access with military ID or by special arrangement using driver's license identification for a background check. Colonel Whitten will be personally inscribing copies of his book, available for $20 at the meeting. Please also let the Chapter secretary know if you wish to reserve a copy of the book.
12 October 2017 (Thursday), 11:30 am - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO San Francisco Chapter hosts Brad Roberts on "The Case for US 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 US 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 US
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: Use this Eventbrite Registration link.
Reservation and pre-payment is required before 2 October 2017. The venue cannot accommodate walk-ins.
Contact Mariko Kawaguchi, Board Secretary at email@example.com 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 US 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Saturday, 21 October 2017, 7 - 9pm - Hillsboro, OR - The Provisional AFIO Columbia River (Oregon) Chapter Presents FBI Analyst Brent Bowman on "Big Data and Intelligence Analysis: Is Big Data the answer or another obstacle to effective intelligence analysis?"
This unclassified program will be feature FBI Intelligence Analyst Brent Bowman from the Portland Field Office, discussing "Big Data and Intelligence Analysis: Is Big Data the answer or another obstacle to effective intelligence analysis?"
To attend: membership in AFIO is not required. The event is free of charge with ample parking. Contact Carl Wege email@example.com.
Event location: HF3 Auditorium at Intel's Hawthorne Farms campus, 5100 NE Elam Young Parkway, Hillsboro, OR 97124.
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
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 US 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.
Wednesday, 11 October 2017, noon - Washington, DC - Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Monthly Update - at the International Spy Museum
Be the first to learn the latest intelligence news! Join David Major, retired supervisory special agent of the FBI and former director of Counterintelligence and Security Programs at the NSC staff at the White House, for a briefing on the hottest intelligence and security issues, breaches, and penetrations. Presented in partnership with The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies (CI Centre), these updates will cover worldwide events such as breaking espionage cases and arrest reports, cyber espionage incidents, and terrorist activity. Major uses his expertise to analyze trends and highlight emerging issues of interest to both intelligence and national security professionals and the public. Cases are drawn from the CI Centre's SPYPEDIA, the most comprehensive source of espionage information in the world, containing events and information that may not be reported by mainstream media outlets. Event is free. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Friday, 13 October 2017, 6-9pm - Washington, DC - Spooky SPY Family Night (featuring New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz) - at the International Spy MuseumHas your brother been spying on you? Is grandma really a secret agent? Does dad really have lethal ninja skills? Now's your chance to find out as your family of spies gains exclusive after-hours access to the Museum! Test your family's spy skills as you run top secret missions, go deep undercover and transform your appearance with the help of professional make-up artists, challenge yourself in Code Cracker competitions, explore all forms of spy tradecraft, and enjoy SPY snacks. New York Times bestselling author, Anthony Horowitz, will be speaking and signing his newest book in the Alex Rider Series: Never Say Die. The world's greatest teen spy is back in action in a thrilling new mission: destroy once and for all the terrorist organization SCORPIA. Americans may have purchased more than 6 million copies of Alex's adventures, but now, more than ever, we all need his heroics. Ages five and up. One adult required for every five KidSpy agents. Tickets for the general public: $14 per person; Members: $12. 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.
Sunday, 22 October 2017, 6-8pm - Washington, DC - Access to SPY: Opening Our Doors to the Deaf and ASL Community - at the International Spy MuseumThe International Spy Museum is proud to introduce the second in its series of Access to SPY programs. With an emphasis on expanding the Museum's reach into communities who have challenges in experiencing the wide range of exhibits and resources, this program specifically addresses the needs of the Deaf and ASL communities. This exclusive after-hours event provides complimentary general admission to members of the Deaf and signing communities and their family and friends. Advanced registration is required. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Hitler's Monsters: Nazi Germany and the Occult - at the International Spy Museum
The Nazi fascination with the occult is legendary, and in reality the supernatural was an essential part of the Nazi project. The regime enlisted astrology and the paranormal, paganism, Indo-Aryan mythology, witchcraft, miracle weapons, and the lost kingdom of Atlantis in reimagining German politics and society and recasting German science and religion. Occult approaches were also applied to military and intelligence efforts as well. Join Eric Kurlander, professor of history at Stetson University and author of Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich, for an eye-opening look at the occult ideas, esoteric sciences, and pagan religions touted by Nazi Germany in the service of power. The book will be available for sale and signing at the event. Tickets for the general public: $12 per person; Members: $10. Visit www.spymuseum.org
Tuesday, 7 November 2017 - Ottawa, ON - CANIC 2017 - The Fifth Annual Canadian Military Intelligence Association Conference "Hybrid Warfare and the Implications for Intelligence."
The Canadian Military Intelligence Association's (CMIA) Canadian Intelligence Conference will be held in the John G. Diefenbaker Building, 111 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 5A1, Canada. This year's theme will be: "Hybrid Warfare and the Implications for Intelligence." Among those speaking at this year's conference are Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Jon Vance and Latvia's National Security Advisor. More information here.
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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