AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #31-18 dated 14 August 2018

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Obituaries

Obituaries

Section V - Events

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One more new book...


Fear: Trump in the WHFear: Trump in the White House

by Bob Woodward
(Simon & Schuster, Sep 2018)

Woodward reveals in detail the life inside President Donald Trump's White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence.

"Senior officials, acting as lone wolves concerned with preserving their own reputations, spoke to Woodward on their own — with some granting him hours of their time out of a fear of being the last person in the room to offer his or her viewpoint. As one former administration official put it: 'He hooked somebody, and that put the fear of God in everyone else.' Another former official added: 'It's gonna be killer. Everyone talked with Woodward.'"—Politico

"Donald Trump is about to get the Bob Woodward treatment." —CNN

In 2014, Robert Gates, former director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense, said that he wished he'd recruited Woodward into the CIA, saying of Woodward, "He has an extraordinary ability to get otherwise responsible adults to spill [their] guts to him...his ability to get people to talk about stuff they shouldn't be talking about is just extraordinary and may be unique."

Book may be ordered here.


2018 Naval Intelligence Essay Contest Deadline Extended to 17 August

In coordination with the U.S. Naval Institute, the deadline for the 2018 Naval Intelligence Essay Contest has been extended to 17 August 2018.
The Challenge for this year's contest is particularly complex and we want to ensure that all current and former Naval Intelligence Professionals have every opportunity to respond.
The Challenge: The 2018 National Defense Strategy, "Sharpening the American Military's Competitive Edge," documents intent to pursue urgent change at significant scale -- change required to field a Joint Force that can compete, deter and win in an increasingly complex security environment. The complex security environment is defined by rapid technological change, challenges from adversaries in every operating domain, and the impact on current readiness from the longest continuous stretch of armed conflict in our Nation's history.

This contest invites authors to explore priority investment, initiative and innovation for Naval Intelligence to pursue in order to best contribute to achieving National Defense Strategy objectives.

If you have considered entering or have thought about how the community needs to invest in the future, please move forward and commit those ideas to paper. Aside from the considerable prizes (First Prize $5,000, Second Prize $2,500, Third Prize $1,500), we need to keep the professional conversation moving forward.

Details on essay submission can be found on the USNI and NIP websites here.


     

NOTICES

Spying 2.0: How China Targets US Tech From All Sides

From research agreements to mergers, China is using "multipronged" espionage. ... In the minds of many Americans, espionage is conducted by men in trenchcoats sliding envelopes full of top secret blueprints to each other on park benches. While that image isn't always terribly far off, the modern world of information-gathering is exponentially more complex. A recent U.S. government report, from a relatively low-profile agency of spy-catchers called the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, described how the Chinese government, in particular, is taking a "multipronged" approach to "acquire U.S. technology to include sensitive trade secrets and proprietary information." Old school espionage is just one strand in a growing web that includes cyber heists and corporate machinations. Here's a look at the strategies by foreign powers that have the U.S. government on edge...

Three years later, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission's Michelle Van Cleave [AFIO Board] told lawmakers the FBI estimated that "the ... SEE FULL TEXT


New DHS instructional video on Insider Threat Mitigation
All organizations are vulnerable to the threat that insiders may use their access to compromise information, disrupt operations, or cause physical harm to employees. To mitigate this threat, organizations are encouraged to establish and maintain a comprehensive insider threat program that protects physical and cyber assets from intentional or unintentional harm. Video runs 30 minutes at a quick pace with many interviews. Discusses the Ana Belen Montes DIA espionage case and others. General information here. Video here.


Party & Movie to Celebrate 25 Years for the National Cryptologic Museum

Saturday, 18 August 2018 10 am - 2 pm - Ft Meade, MD

Come celebrate the National Cryptologic Museum's 25th Anniversary with family-friendly free activities like having fun with fingerprinting, making invisible ink, making a code quilt design, coloring, and scavenger hunts. Plus - enjoy cake and punch! No ticket is required for the party, only for the movie screenings that will follow (see below).

For Anniversary Party, explore the activities here. Admission is free.

After the party - there will be a free movie screening of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian starring Ben Stiller. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED for the movie screenings. Click the link below for more info and to reserve your movie tickets via EventBrite. Screenings at 2:30 and 6:30 pm.
Night at the Museum Movie Screening Reservations are here.

The National Cryptologic Museum is located at 9900 Colony Seven Rd, Fort Meade, MD 20755.


Early Notice
AFIO's Fall Luncheon

Friday, 2 November 2018

Dangers, Challenges, and Joys of the Diplomatic and Intelligence Field of Operations

Amb. Prudence Bushnell

Terrorism Betrayal & Resilience

Ambassador Prudence Bushnell
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs,
U.S. Ambassador to Kenya and Guatemala
Dean of the Leadership and Management School at the Foreign Service Institute on

― Terrorism, Betrayal, and Resilience ―
My Story of the 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings

 
 
  and  

Best of Enemies

Gus Russo

Eric Dezenhall

Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall
on Best of Enemies: The Last Great Spy Story of the Cold War

"... crucial for anyone who wants to understand espionage or the Cold War."― James Grady, author of Six Days of the Condor

"If John le Carré wrote nonfiction and was a great reporter, BEST OF ENEMIES would be the result."―Laurence Leamer, author

"... how an American CIA agent and a Russian KGB agent wound up on the same side. You have to read it to believe it."―Tom Brokaw

 

Former KGB Officer Gennady Vasilenko, and Michelle "Mox" Platt, daughter of the late CIA Operations Officer Jack Platt, will be in attendance.

Badge pick-up starts at 10 a.m.
First speaker, Ambassador Bushnell, at 11 a.m.
and Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall at 1 p.m.
 
Register here to ensure a seat.
 
Location: DoubleTree-Hilton, Tysons Corner, VA [formerly the Crowne Plaza], at 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22102.

New and Forthcoming Books of the Week

Bureau of SpiesBureau of Spies: The Secret Connections between Espionage and Journalism in Washington
by Steven T. Usdin
(Prometheus Books, Sep 2018)

"A fascinating, meticulously researched study of Cold War-espionage and the manipulation of fake news by intelligence agencies on both sides." —Nigel West, intelligence historian

"A fascinating examination of the role journalists have played in the games of espionage over the last century is brought to life in this enlightening new work."—Mark Zaid, Washington, DC, national security attorney

Brings to light the long history of spies posing as journalists in Washington.

Covert intelligence gathering, propaganda, fake news stories, dirty tricks—these tools of spycraft have been used for seven decades by agents hiding in plain sight in Washington's National Press Building. This revealing book tells the story of espionage conducted by both US and foreign intelligence operatives just blocks from the White House. Usdin details how spies for Nazi Germany, imperial Japan, the Soviet Union, and the CIA have operated from the offices, corridors, and bars of this well-known press center to collect military, political, and commercial secrets.

"As historian of the National Press Club, I am well aware of the historic events that have happened there since the Club's founding in 1908. But I was astounded by Steve Usdin's account of the intrigue boiling just below the surface at the National Press Building from the time it opened in 1927. In journalism school, students are warned not to become embroiled in spying for the government, but as Usdin recounts here, that has not stopped pseudojournalists and even a couple of real ones from taking advantage of a building filled with reporters and columnists from around the world. And who knew that the British engaged in fake news and meddled in US elections before World War II? It all must have made interesting whispers in the Club's famed bar. This is a great tale, and I highly recommend it."—Gil Klein, former National Press Club President, chair of the Press Club's History and Heritage Committee, editor of Reliable Sources: 100 Years at the National Press Club, and author of Trouble in Lafayette Square: Assassination, Protest and Murder at the White House.

Book may be ordered here.


They Fought AloneThey Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France
by Charles Glass
(Penguin, Sep 2018)

The story of George and John Starr, British brothers of American descent who worked with partisans in France during WWII. George spearheaded a Resistance network in southwest France that overcame numerous obstacles to seriously hamper the German war effort, with achievements that included blowing up a gunpowder factory in Toulouse and rendering 900 sections of railroad inoperable for German trains. John was active for a far shorter period of time in eastern France before he was betrayed in 1943 and imprisoned in Paris for 11 months; he cooperated somewhat with his captors, hoping to gain information from them, but ultimately was sent to concentration camps. After the war, both brothers fell under suspicion; George was charged with the particularly brutal torture of Gestapo agents and John with cooperating with the Germans. While both were exonerated, their careers in British intelligence were finished. Glass's vividly written work adds an important chapter to the story of the Resistance. —Publishers Weekly.

Book may be ordered here.


 

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

4 House Intel Members Offer Election Security Bill.  A Senate proposal to secure the U.S. election system has a companion bill in the House and a prominent Republican co-sponsor.

A bipartisan group of four lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee have introduced a House version of the Secure Elections Act, which would authorize block grants for states to upgrade voting machines and other equipment, allow the Department of Homeland Security to more quickly share election cybersecurity threat information with state and local governments and streamline the security clearance process for state and local election officials.

One co-sponsor, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), chairs the powerful House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and has been at the forefront of the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into purported Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election. The other co-sponsors are Reps. Thomas Rooney (R-Fl.), Jim Himes (D-Conn.) and Terri Sewell (D-Ala.)

"Hostile foreign actors have attempted and will continue to attempt to undermine the fundamentals of our democracy by attacking our electoral process," said Gowdy in a statement. "It is our responsibility to take every precaution necessary to safeguard our elections and ensure no vote count is ever interfered with."  [Read More:  Johnson/fcw/13Aug2018]

Malaysian Intelligence Agency Plays Role in MILF Peace Talks with Manila.  THE MALAYSIAN External Intelligence Organisation or MEIO was said to have played a role in peace talks between the Philippine government and the rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front, according to whistle-blower website Wikileaks.

In a report by the Malaysian online newspaper The Star, it said a search on WikiLeaks shows MEIO has been mentioned several times in reports sent by the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

Little is known about the activities of the covert intelligence agency, but MEIO came under the spotlight after a letter by its former chief to the director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was leaked, appeared in nine diplomatic cables that were part of the cache of documents uploaded by WikiLeaks, according to The Star.

It said an example was a report sent by the U.S. Embassy dated May 8, 2006 and classified as "secret" and the report to the U.S. Defence Secretary ahead of a visit by the U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander mentioned MEIO's role in hosting peace talks between Manila and the MILF.  [Read More:  mindanaoexaminer/10Aug2018]

Nigeria's Intelligence Chief Fired Over Parliamentary Blockade.  Nigeria's acting president Yemi Osinbajo has fired the head of the country's intelligence agency, according to Osinbajo's aide, after masked security men prevented lawmakers and staff from entering the country's parliament earlier in the day.

The incident sparked widespread anger in what one Senator described as a "siege" on the country's democracy.

Video of the incident shows Nigeria's lawmakers in angry confrontation with the masked men who blocked all gates leading to the parliament, denying senators and journalists access.

Local media reported that the men were operatives of the State security service headed by Security chief Lawal Musa Daura, who has now been fired.  [Read More:  Busari, Abedayo/cnn/7Aug2018]

Germany: Man arrested for spying on mosque for Jordan.  The German national is accused of sharing information on people planning to travel to Syria to join the "Islamic State." German authorities shuttered the mosque in Hildesheim last year, saying it attracted extremists.

German prosecutors on Wednesday ordered the arrest of a 33-year-old man for allegedly spying on a mosque for Jordan.

The German national, identified only as Alexander B. in accordance with the country's privacy rules, was detained on Tuesday. The prosecutors did not specify where he was detained.

The suspect worked in 2016 for a Jordanian intelligence agency, the prosecutors said in a statement. He is accused of spying on a mosque in the central German city of Hildesheim.  [Read More:  dw/8Aug2018]

House Intel Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Election Security Bill.  Four lawmakers on the powerful House Intelligence Committee, including two Republicans, are introducing legislation to help states secure the nation's digital election infrastructure against cyberattacks following Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The bill, which is a companion to a measure in the upper chamber spearheaded by Sens. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), is a direct response to the effort by Moscow's hackers to target state websites and other systems involved in the electoral process in the run-up to the 2016 vote.

"Although the Russian government didn't change the outcome of the 2016 election, they certainly interfered with the intention of sowing discord and undermining Americans' faith in our democratic process," said Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) in a statement Friday.

"There's no doubt in my mind they will continue to meddle in our elections this year and in the future."  [Read More:  Chalfant/thehill/10Aug2018]



Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

The Iraqi Spy Who Infiltrated ISIS.  The driver was sweating as his white Kia pickup truck sped along a rain-slicked Baghdad highway toward a neighborhood bustling with open-air markets.

With every jolt and turn, his pulse quickened. Hidden in the truck's chassis was 1,100 pounds of military-grade explosives that the Islamic State planned to use in an audacious attack on New Year's Eve shoppers in the Iraqi capital.

A reckless driver on Iraq's notoriously chaotic roads might clip him, accidentally setting off the bomb. A clash at one of Baghdad's frequent checkpoints could escalate into gunfire, potentially igniting one hellish fireball.

But there was another reason he was afraid. The driver, Capt. Harith al-Sudani, was a spy.  [Read More:  Coker/nytimes/12Aug2018]

Softball Game Celebrates Life of Intelligence Officer.  Navy Reserve intelligence units have dedicated an annual softball game in memory of Lt. Cmdr. James Isbell.

Isbell, who died in March, was a member of Defense Intelligence Agency 1567 at the Missile and Space Intelligence Center. He twice deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Unit officers, sailors and family members from the Defense Intelligence Agency 1567 and the Office of Naval Intelligence 2109 gathered for their annual Family Day at the Col. Carroll D. Hudson Recreation Area. ONI 2109 beat DIA 1567 in the inaugural game for the James H. Isbell Trophy which will reside at the Missile and Space Intelligence Center.

"Although I did not have the honor of meeting Lt. Cmdr. Isbell at the time of my assumption of command of DIA 1567, I quickly recognized that he was an American patriot and avid fan of the DIA-ONI softball contest who was fiercely (and loudly) competitive," Cmdr. Louis McMillian, commander of DIA 1567, said. "The annual memorial game idea was actually born by one of my non-commissioned officers, intelligence specialist Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Hearald who also originated the trophy concept and design. We thought it a great idea to ask his family to present the trophy to the winner of the inaugural game and hopefully every game thereafter to help keep alive his memory while also honoring his family."  [Read More:  Navy Reserve, DIA unit 1567/theredstonerocket/10Aug2018]

Secretly handmade for CIA: Pottery from Poland.  It was secret handiwork done for the CIA by experts in Poland: painted tableware with the intelligence agency's logo.

Helena Smolenska, the head of the cooperative in Boleslawiec, in southern Poland, which made the unique set, said the hardest bit was to get the CIA logo on the pottery to be the right design and the right color to match the set's blue floral design.

Smolenska said Friday the stoneware set was done "a few months ago," but she was not sure what exactly inspired the CIA to order it from the Boleslawiec Artistic Handicrafts Cooperative. She links it to a visit last year by U.S. troops, stationed nearby, who enjoyed trying to decorate some tea mugs.

The CIA has given permission for the cooperative to talk about the pottery.  [Read More:  AP/cnycenteral/10Aug/2018]

Spy Who Infiltrated IS for Pivotal Anti-Terror Agency That Almost No One Has Heard Of.  The driver was sweating as his white Kia pickup truck sped along a rain-slicked Baghdad highway towards a neighbourhood bustling with open-air markets.

With every jolt and turn, his pulse quickened. Hidden in the truck's chassis was 1,100 pounds of military-grade explosives that the Islamic State planned to use in an audacious attack on New Year's Eve shoppers in the Iraqi capital.

A reckless driver on Iraq's notoriously chaotic roads might clip him, accidentally setting off the bomb. A clash at one of Baghdad's frequent checkpoints could escalate into gunfire, potentially igniting one hellish fireball.

But there was another reason he was afraid. The driver, Capt. Harith al-Sudani, was a spy.  [Read More:  Coker/telegraphindia/14Aug2018]

Seducer, Scoundrel, Spy: The Polish Intelligence Officer Who Seduced Berlin High Society and Warned Warsaw of German Invasion Plans.  It's 1924, and the handsome and daring Captain Jerzy Sosnowski has arrived in Berlin, the capital of Germany.

His charisma is not his only asset - he is young, talented, rich and intelligent. He is also an agent of Polish military intelligence.

Germany, recovering after the defeat of the First World War, has signed the Rapallo Treaty with Russia - an agreement that will officially regulate political and economic relations but has, in fact, also given a green light for a new German-Russian military cooperation. Poland is sending agents to the Weimar Germany because it does not feel safe anymore.

Meanwhile, Germany is enjoying brief respite from the horrors of the Great Depression. Berlin is in the throes of the ‘Golden 20s', an era of fast scientific, cultural and artistic development and Berlin's high society just wants to have fun. No one more than the young Baroness Benita von Falkenhayn.  [Read More:  Dercz/thefirstnews/9Aug2018]

WWII heroes from W. MI take home Congressional Gold Medal.  Two Ottawa County men who played a crucial role in World War II now have their well-deserved Congressional Gold Medal.

Congressman Bill Huizenga handed over the awards to Keith Cole and Al Johnson at Hudsonville City Hall Monday morning.

Both men were members of the Office of Strategic Services - an intelligence agency of analysts, spies, saboteurs and pilots that operated during WWII and preceded the CIA.

"Al and I are the only two guys that I know of in the OSS in Michigan, (and) we live a block apart," Cole said with a laugh.  [Read More:  woodtv/13Aug2018]

James Bond in the Himalayas: The buried secret of Nanda Devi.  It's the stuff James Bond movies are made of. The Cold War setting, international espionage and a failed expedition to plant a nuclear-powered device that eventually gets lost. Buried somewhere deep in the Himalayan mountain of Nanda Devi is a secret nuclear-powered espionage device America's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and India's Intelligence Bureau (IB) planted to spy on China's nuclear programme.

The chilling story, which is now being made into a Hollywood film, surfaced when recently Uttarakhand tourism minister Satpal Maharaj met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and expressed his apprehensions that the atomic device that had gone missing over 50 years ago might be polluting waters of the Ganga.

PM Modi has given his nod for unearthing the lost device.

In October 1965, CIA and IB had undertaken a clandestine mission to install a nuclear-powered spying device on the summit of Nanda Devi peak to keep a tab on the Chinese. However, the team met with a blizzard and had to retreat leaving behind a nuclear-fuelled generator and plutonium capsules with the intention of renewing its attempt at a later date.  [Read More:  indiatimes/10Aug2018]
 

Section III - COMMENTARY

'Covert Action' is Back on the Debate Stage.
  Covert action is making its name again. Back on the strategic foreign policy stage, covert action is a way to achieve diplomacy without direct military confrontation. Kinetic operations by way of targeted killing have become a hot (and disputed) topic.

Even though Presidents Ford in 1976, Carter in 1978, and Reagan in 1981 signed Executive Orders to ban political assassinations, the U.S. has engaged in targeted killings through drone strikes to kill enemy combatants on the battlefield. Signature strikes that target behavior patterns and personal networks often result in increased collateral damage, namely to civilians. Some of these actions are overt while others are covert, or at least clandestine in some nature.

So, who does these things? Is it the military, CIA, or even both?

The answer to the purview of this comes down to law. More specifically, to the debate between authority in U.S. Title 10 and 50. The debate is widely and often invoked to address when the military is taking over actions or missions within the domain of the intelligence operations of CIA.  [Read More:  Kane/wearethemighty/9Aug2018]

How a Cork Medium Helped to Create Black Propaganda about Ireland's WWII Neutrality.  In the second part of his series on Irish neutrality, Ryle Dwyer recounts how messages ‘received' in a seance helped convince a US minister that de Valera wanted Germany to win the war, despite Ireland's extraordinary co-operation with the Allies.

While I studying for a doctorate in history in Texas in the early 1970s, it became obvious that Irish neutrality had been greatly distorted by David Gray, during his tenure as the US Minister to Ireland from 1940 to 1947. I got access to Gray's personal papers, which included a manuscript for a book that he began writing after the war.

I was approached to edit this manuscript for publication but felt it was so distorted that it would virtually require another book to rectify his distortions. At the outset of my research I wrote to the eminent diplomat David K Bruce for help.

During the war, Bruce was head of the European operations of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the wartime precursor of the Central Intelligence Agency. In that capacity he had actually visited Ireland in 1943. He later served terms as US ambassador to France (1949-52), to West Germany (1957-59), and to Britain (1961-69). In 1970 he was appointed to head the American delegation at the Vietnam Peace Talks in Paris.  [Read More:  irishexaminer/13Aug2018]

The Spy Who Came in From the Newsroom.  Journalists were often recruited as agents but both professions are healthier for today's clear dividing lines.

In October 1941 police in Madrid arrested a British officer named Lieutenant-Colonel Dudley Wrangel Clarke. The charge was not espionage but suspected "homosexualism". As the British embassy reported the following day, Clarke had been "arrested in a main street, dressed, down to a brassiere, as a woman".

Quite what Clarke was doing has never been fully explained. He claimed that he had been taking the clothes to a female friend, and tried them on as "a prank" but this does not quite explain why they fitted him so well, down to the shoes on his exceptionally large feet. He then insisted, equally unconvincingly, that he was "a novelist and wanted to study the reactions of men to women in the streets". [Read More:  Macintyre/thetimes/11Aug2018]

This Russian Spy Agency Is in the Middle of Everything.  Only a few years ago, the GRU looked like it might be dissolved. But Putin found new uses for it: covert war in Ukraine and 'active measures' that helped Trump get elected.

Russia's military intelligence agency, known as the GRU‍, is getting blamed for all sorts of things these days. Robert Mueller indicted 12 GRU officers for hacking into computers of the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. The GRU allegedly was behind the recent poisonings of four people in Britain, including former GRU officer Sergei Skripal, who survived, and a woman accidentally exposed to the powerful nerve agent used, who died.

The 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine has been laid at the door of the GRU. And recently there were reports that GRU hackers are directing their efforts at the U.S. power grid. Russian mercenaries serving in Syria and in Africa are largely drawn from GRU ranks. Three Russian journalists investigating their activities were murdered last month.

Igor Korobov, the head of the GRU, was singled out personally for U.S. Treasury sanctions in March, along with his organization, even though he had already been sanctioned by the Obama administration in late 2016 for interference in our elections.  [Read More:  Knight/thedailybeast/8Aug2018]



Section IV - Obituaries

Obituaries

Bill Korink, Maj USAF, NSA Technologist and Visionary

William Patrick Korink, 73, Major USAF(Ret), NSA Technologist and Visionary, died 10 August 2018 in Pasadena, MD.
Bill was raised in Falls Church, VA and attended the Virginia Military Institute.
While there are those that work to live, Bill was a man that loved to work. Bill spent 7 years in the US Air Force where he attained the rank of Major. He held executive positions in the three most important support Directorates at NSA: Information Security, Information Technology, and Research, and was instrumental in the development and implementation of a modern technology acquisition process. He also spearheaded the development and technology infusion of the internal network at NSA as well as implementation of an IT-based field system distributed worldwide. Bill was known as an excellent forecaster of future technology trends including networks, data explosion, and information technology use. Bill was brilliant and challenged the system to step out in the future.
After retiring from NSA with 31 years of service, Bill entered into Industry with several executive positions at Compaq, CSC, Scientific Engineering Solutions, and Intelligent Decisions/Federal Data Systems. His final landing spot gave him the opportunity to build a business line with many of his past colleagues from NSA where he was instrumental in creating one of the top 10 revenue earners at the agency. He became part owner after Federal Data Systems took over, and officially retired April of 2018. He replaced weekends on the Bay with trips to his cabin in Deep Creek Lake, MD, frequent trips to Costco, movie marathons, and time with his grandchildren. He was a proud member of the Phoenix Society.
He is survived by a daughter and two sons, and other family.

Jim Lecky, Career CIA Analyst
James Richard Lecky, 68, a Career CIA Analyst, died 3 August 2018 in Falls Church, VA.
Jim was an economist, historian, writer, and mentor. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University, earned master's degrees from The Ohio State and George Washington Universities, and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society. He served in the Central Intelligence Agency for 31 years and as a consultant for CENTRA Technology, Inc. for eight years. He was very active at Knox Presbyterian Church, serving as an Elder, teacher, and occasional preacher, and was a member of the People of Praise Community.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Barbara A. Mutz, two sons, and other family.

Douglas Mulholland, Assistant Secretary of State for INR, Senior CIA Officer

Douglas Paul Mulholland, 89, Assistant Secretary of State for INR (Intelligence and Research), and former Senior CIA Officer, died 20 July 2018 in Rockville, MD.
Douglas grew up in Charlotte, MI where he spent his summers on a family farm in Ionia, MI. He was a skilled horseman, pilot, and avid reader. He served as a cryptanalyst from 1950 to 1954 in the US Air Force. Upon discharge, Douglas attended Michigan State University and earned a B.A. and M.A. in Economics, graduating in 1956.
Appointed by President George H.W. Bush, Douglas served under Secretary of State James Baker III from 1989 to 1993. He began his government service with the Central Intelligence Agency in 1956 as an Economic Intelligence Officer. During his 31-year career at CIA his assignments included, Deputy Director of the Office of Current Intelligence, Chief of the Publications and Presentations Group, Director of the Office of Current Operations, and Inspector in the Office of the Inspector General. From 1982 to 1987 he was detailed to the Treasury Department as a Special Assistant for National Security.
Douglas is survived by two daughters and two sons, and other family.

Ed Reilly Jr PhD, Computer Science Professor, Briefly Served in NSA

Edwin D. Reilly Jr PhD, 86, Computer Science Professor, Briefly Served in NSA, died 1 August 2018 in Schenectady, NY.
Ed graduated as valedictorian of St. Paul's School, Catholic Central High, and summa cum laude and distinguished Air Force ROTC cadet at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, all in Troy, NY. After a brief period at the General Electric R&D Center in Niskayuna, he was called to active duty and spent the next two years in Washington with the National Security Agency.
Returning to the Capital District in 1956 as Captain Reilly, USAF Reserve, he worked for nine years at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in Niskayuna, as mathematical analyst and then as manager of Digital Analysis and Computations.
He joined the State University of New York at Albany in 1965 as founder and became the first chairman of its Computer Science Department.
Dr. Reilly served five consecutive two-year terms in the 1970s as Niskayuna Town Supervisor. He returned to the office by appointment in 1989 and was re-elected in both 1991 and 1993. Reilly was emeritus professor of computer science at SUNY Albany, retiring in 1991 in order to devote full time to his duties as Niskayuna Supervisor. He coauthored four textbooks on computing, and he was co-editor of the Van Nostrand Reinhold Encyclopedia of Computer Science. Dr. Reilly was chairman of the Niskayuna Town Finance Committee, Public Works, and Special Districts and Planning. He was also part of the Schenectady County Economic Development Council and the State Commission on Capital District Regionalization.
He held many other positions serving the city of Schenectady, NY.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jean (Sayers) Reilly, six children, and other family.


Section V - Events

AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

29 August 2018 (Wednesday), 11:30 am - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO San Francisco Chapter hosts FBI ASAC Lisa Gentilcore on "The Chinese Use of Social Media" 

FBI ASAC Lisa Gentilcore addresses the AFIO San Francisco Chapter on "The Chinese Use of Social Media" at this luncheon meeting.  

Location: Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

RSVP: Eventbrite Registration may be completed here. 
Reservation and pre-payment is required before 25 August 2018. The venue cannot accommodate walk-ins. Questions? Contact Mariko Kawaguchi, Board Secretary at afiosf@aol.com with any questions.

Saturday 15 September 2018, Noon - Melbourne, FL - The AFIO Florida Space Coast Chapter hosts Greg Donovan and Renee Purden on "TSA, FAA, Intelligence and Other Security and Preparedness Matters."

The AFIO Florida Space Coast Chapter hosts Greg Donovan, AAE, Executive Director of Orlando Melbourne International Airport, and Renee Purden, Director of Public Safety and Chief of Orlando Melbourne International Airport Police Force.
Director Donovan and Chief Purden will address such topics as: the local management and police/security relationships and coordination with the federal Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration; the usefulness on our local scene of national and international intelligence reports and the Domestic Outreach Plan for the federal information sharing program; security in the General Aviation sector, and the airport's emergency preparedness plans for catastrophic events.
Event location: Suntree Country Club, One Country Club Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940
To register, or for more information, please contact FSC Chapter President at afiofsc@afio.com.

Monday, 24 September 2018, 5:30 - 8 pm - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter hosts Elizabeth Peek on "Tariffs and the threat of tariffs and a strong US economy are America's best weapons in confronting our adversaries."

SPEAKER:  Elizabeth ('Liz") Peek -  Well-known writer and columnist for the bipartisan The Fiscal Times and the The Hill among other publications covering economics, finance, and politics.
TOPIC:  Tariffs and the threat of tariffs and a strong US economy are America's best weapons in confronting our adversaries. The talk will focus on Iran and China in particular.
TIME: Meeting starts 6:00 PM. Registration starts 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Society of Illustrators building: 128 East 63rd Street Between Lexington Ave and Park Ave in Manhattan.
COST: $50/person. Cash or check payable at the door only. Full dinner and cash bar.
REGISTRATION: Strongly recommended. not required. Phone Jerry Goodwin  1-646-717-3776 or Email: afiometro@gmail.com.

Friday, 2 November 2018, 10 am - 2 pm - Tysons, VA - AFIO National Winter Luncheon features Ambassador Prudence Bushnell and authors Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall

First notice AFIO's Fall Luncheon Friday, 2 November 2018. Ambassador Prudence Bushnell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, U.S. Ambassador to Kenya and Guatemala, and Dean of the Leadership and Management School at the Foreign Service Institute, will discuss Terrorism, Betrayal, and Resilience ― My Story of the 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings

Authors Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall will discuss Best of Enemies: The Last Great Spy Story of the Cold War Of this book, being released at the event, early reviewers have said: "... crucial for anyone who wants to understand espionage or the Cold War."― James Grady, author of Six Days of the Condor
"If John le Carré wrote nonfiction and was a great reporter, BEST OF ENEMIES would be the result."―Laurence Leamer, author
"... how an American CIA agent and a Russian KGB agent wound up on the same side. You have to read it to believe it."―Tom Brokaw
Former KGB Officer Gennady Vasilenko, and Michelle "Mox" Platt, daughter of the late CIA Operations Officer Jack Platt, will be in attendance.

Badge pick-up starts at 10 a.m. First speaker is Ambassador Bushnell, at 11 a.m. Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall speak at 1 p.m.

Register here to ensure a seat. Event Location: DoubleTree-Hilton, Tysons Corner, VA [formerly the Crowne Plaza], at 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22102. Directions are here.


Monday, 3 December 2018, 5:30 - 8 pm - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter hosts Jen Easterly on "Cyber Attacks, Terrorism, and other Threats to National Security."

Jen Easterly is currently a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, having joined the firm after 26 years of U.S. government service in national security, military intelligence, and cyber operations. Previously, Jen served on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism where she led the development of U.S. counterterrorism policy and strategy.
Prior to that, she was the Deputy for Counterterrorism at the NSA, a position she assumed following retirement from the US Army, where her service included command and staff assignments in the intelligence and cyber fields, as well as tours of duty in Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
A graduate of West Point, she holds a Master's degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Oxford where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a French-American Foundation Young Leader, Jen is the recipient of the Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship, the George S. Franklin Fellowship, and the Director, National Security Agency Fellowship. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Morgan Stanley Foundation.

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 ensure space at event. Call or Email Chapter President Jerry Goodwin at afiometro@gmail.com or 646-717-3776.


Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others

Saturday, 18 August 2018 10 am - 2 pm - Ft Meade, MD - Party & Movie to Celebrate 25 Years for the National Cryptologic Museum

Come celebrate the National Cryptologic Museum's 25th Anniversary with family-friendly free activities like having fun with fingerprinting, making invisible ink, making a code quilt design, coloring, and scavenger hunts. Plus - enjoy cake and punch! No ticket is required for the party, only for the movie screenings that will follow (see below).

For Anniversary Party, explore the activities here. Admission is free.

After the party - there will be a free movie screening of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian starring Ben Stiller. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED for the movie screenings. Click the link below for more info and to reserve your movie tickets via EventBrite. Screenings at 2:30 and 6:30 pm.
Night at the Museum Movie Screening Reservations are here.

The National Cryptologic Museum is located at 9900 Colony Seven Rd, Fort Meade, MD 20755.

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Spies on Screen: Mata Hari, Agent H21 - Film at the International Spy Museum

World War I Paris offered the legendary Mata Hari some unique opportunities. This 1964 film featuring Jeanne Moreau and Jean-Louis Trintignant imagines how the famous dancer used her charm and seductive powers to spy for Germany and bankroll a glamorous life. But when she falls in love, her life as a spy loses its luster. This spy romance includes invisible ink, quick escapes, and a doomed love - perfect film fare for a summer evening. Along with the evening's screening of Mata Hari, H21, enjoy popcorn and sparkling French soda almost as tasty as Jeanne Moreau's Mata Hari. In French with English subtitles; screening at the Spy Museum. Co-sponsored by the Alliance Française de Washington.
Tickets for the general public: $10 per person; tickets for Spy Museum members: $8 per person. Visit www.spymuseum.org.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 7 to 8:45 pm - McLean, VA - Robert Spencer, Director of Jihad Watch, discusses "The History of Jihad" at the Westminster Institute
Robert Spencer, Director of Jihad Watch, discusses "The History of Jihad" at the Westminster Institute.
Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the author of eighteen books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad ( both by Regnery Publishing). His latest book is The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS (Bombardier Books). It will be available for purchase and signing.

Where: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101
No fee to attend.
More information and to register, do so here.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 11 am - 12:15 pm - Washington, DC - "The Iranian Protests, Nuclear Deal, and Change from Obama to Trump" - a presentation by Dr Raymond Tanter at the DMGS

Dr. Raymond Tanter, Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan and former NSC staff, discusses "The Iranian Protests, Nuclear Deal, and Change from Obama to Trump" at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security.
Tanter will discuss the opposition to the Iranian regime and how the West and the US might facilitate political change in Iran. The context for his discussion will be the nuclear agreement and the foreign policy of the Obama and Trump Administrations with respect to Iran.
More details on speaker, location, and maps for parking or metro available here.

Location: 1620 L St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
RSVP Required here. N.B.: Daniel Morgan Graduate School Reserves the Right To Refuse Entry and may ask for identification.
Attire: Business or Business Casual

Direct questions to Frank Fletcher, Director of lectures & Seminars by email to events@dmgs.org. Please note that you must RSVP to attend this event. Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security reserves the right to refuse entry.

10 October 2018, 6 - 9 p.m. - Washington, DC - "Mother, Daughter, Sister, Spy" Program at the International Spy Museum

The museum event -- "Mother, Daughter, Sister, Spy" -- features Dayna Baer, Carol Rollie Flynn, Carmen Middleton, Jonna Mendez, and Jill Singer.
Dayna Baer is a former Protective Officer in CIA's Directorate of Operations. Carol Rollie Flynn is a former Chief of Station and Senior CIA Executive, and Managing Principal at Singa Consulting, as well as Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She is Advisory Board Member for the museum. Jonna Hiestand Mendez is the former Chief of Disguise in the CIA's Office of Technical Service and a founding member of the museum. Carmen Middleton is the current Deputy Executive Director of the CIA, and Founder & President of Common Table Consulting. Jill Singer, who will be moderator for this event, is the Vice President, National Security for AT&T Global Public Sector and SPY's Board Member.

Tickets range from $69 per seat to $15,000.
RSVP by 28 September 2018. Space is limited. RSVP or explore your seating options here.

17 October 2018 - Laurel, MD - NCMF General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium - Hold the date.

The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation hosts their General Membership Meeting and Annual Symposium. More details to follow later in the year.

Registration is $25 for NCMF members and $50 for guests (includes complimentary one-year NCMF membership).
Deadline to register has not been announced. Additional details at www.cryptologicfoundation.org.
Event location likely to be: The Kossiakoff Center, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 6 - 10:30 pm - Washington, DC - International Spy Museum's Annual "William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner" honoring Adm McRaven

For your calendar. A special evening to illuminate the critical role of individuals and organizations serving the Intelligence Community, and to raise funds in support of the International Spy Museum.

The William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner will take place at The Ritz Carlton Hotel. More than 600 attendees are anticipated and will recognize the men and women who have served in the field of National Security with integrity and distinction. This annual tribute dinner is given by the International Spy Museum to an individual who has embodied the values of Judge William H. Webster. This year's honoree is a patriot for whom love of country has been his guiding principle: Admiral William H. McRaven, former US Special Operations Commander, former Joint Special Operations Commander, and Chancellor of The University of Texas System.
Schedule: 6 pm - VIP Reception; 6:30 pm - Cocktail Reception; 7:30 - 9 pm - Dinner & Awards; 9 - 10:30 pm - Dessert Reception.
Location: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037. **Please note: this event is closed to Media**
Tickets Available Now: Prices range from $100,000 to a single seat for $495. Funds raised at this tribute dinner will support artifact preservation, educational programming, research, exhibits, and accessibility programs for underserved communities at the International Spy Museum. To purchase tickets now, do so here. To learn more about this annual dinner, it is available here.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018 - Annapolis Junction, MD - 18th Annual NCMF Pearl Harbor Program

Join the National Cryptologic Foundation on 5 December for their 18th Annual Pearl Harbor Memorial Program. Speaker and topic TBA.
When: 10-11:30 am, followed by lunch.
Cost: $25 for NCMF members, $50 for guests (complimentary one-year NCMF membership included with guest purchase).
Where: CACI Inc., Maryland Conference Center, 2720 Technology Drive, Annapolis Junction, MD 20755
RSVP or More Info: Registration links will be provided later in year. A check may be mailed to NCMF, PO Box 1682, Ft. Meade, MD 20755. For further details, call NCMF office at 301-688-5436


Gift Suggestions:

AFIO's Guide to the Study of IntelligenceAFIO's 788-page Guide to the Study of Intelligence. Peter C. Oleson, Editor, also makes a good gift. View authors and table of contents here.

Perfect for professors, students, those considering careers in intelligence, and current/former officers seeking to see what changes are taking place across a wide spectrum of intelligence disciplines.

AFIO's Guide to the Study of Intelligence helps instructors teach about the large variety of subjects that make up the field of intelligence. This includes secondary school teachers of American History, Civics, or current events and undergraduate and graduate professors of History, Political Science, International Relations, Security Studies, and related topics, especially those with no or limited professional experience in the field. Even those who are former practitioners are likely to have only a limited knowledge of the very broad field of intelligence, as most spend their careers in one or two agencies at most and may have focused only on collection or analysis of intelligence or support to those activities.

For a printed, bound copy, it is $95 which includes Fedex shipping to a CONUS (US-based) address.
To order for shipment to a US-based CONUS address, use this online form,

To order multiple copies or for purchases going to AK, HI, other US territories, or other countries call our office at 703-790-0320 or send email to afio@afio.com to hear of shipment fees.

Order the Guide from the AFIO's store at this link.

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