AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #12-19 dated 26 March 2019

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Obituaries, Jobs, Research Assistance

Obituaries

Jobs

Research Assistance

Section V - Events

Upcoming AFIO Events

Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others

For Additional AFIO and other Events two+ months or more... Calendar of Events 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

AFIO's 2019 Symposium
Thursday and Friday, 9-10 May 2019 - in Washington DC and McLean/Tysons VA
has opened for registration
PROGRAM: updated program with speakers and venues is here.
PROGRAM: The tentative program for both days may be viewed here.
HIGHLIGHTS: Thursday, 9 May is Day One at the International Spy Museum's New L'Enfant Plaza location two days before they officially open. Buses will depart from the DoubleTree by Hilton, Tysons at 8 a.m. sharp to arrive at the International Spy Museum at 9 a.m. Featuring remarks by COL Christopher Costa USA (Ret.), Executive Director of the museum; and Dr. Vince Houghton, the museum's Curator and Historian. Other speakers Stephen K. Black, Director, Office of Intelligence and CI, DOE; David Ignatius, author and journalist; Peter Singer, author and futurist. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the museum. Return trip back to hotel will be at 3 p.m.
 
Friday, 10 May is Day Two at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Tysons and features a full day of speakers and panels starting with Robert Jackall, Professor Emeritus, Williams College. The morning panel is moderated by Stewart Baker and covers "Intelligence and Democracy: Time to Rethink FISA and Intelligence Oversight." It features panelists Glenn Gerstell, John Rizzo, Suzanne Spaulding. Our luncheon keynote will be Chris Inglis, former Deputy Director, NSA. Amb. Ronald Neumann, President American Academy of Diplomacy, follows. Christopher Parker's afternoon panel on "Totalitarian States Use of Technology Against the U.S." features panelists Amb. Joseph DeTrani, Kevin McCarty, John Sano, and Toshi Yoshihara. Day Two also includes buffet breakfast and lunch. This second day will close with an evening cocktail reception and our "Spies in Black Ties" Banquet. Day Two Daytime program will begin at 9 a.m. (buffet breakfast and chapter workshop begin at 7 a.m.) Daytime program ends at 4:30 p.m. Cocktail reception and "Spies in Black Ties" Banquet from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
 
Buses will transport attendees from the DoubleTree by Hilton, Tysons to the International Spy Museum and back. The second day of this event takes place at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Tysons, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22102. To be ready for early departure by buses on Day One, it is recommended that attendees consider staying overnight starting Wednesday, 8 May. Reservations may be made online at this link or by calling (703) 893-2100. The special event room rate is $139/night and is available until 6 April 2019 or until all rooms are filled. You must reference our group code AAF. You may also locate rooms at this or other nearby Tysons/Vienna hotels using online services, e.g., Trivago, Expedia, Travelocity, or Orbitz.
 
PROGRAM: The tentative program for both days may be viewed here.
 

Intelligence in Transition, A Symposium of UT Austin's Intelligence Studies Project
Thursday, 28 March 2019, 8:30 am – 3 pm CDT in Austin, TX

Registration is now open for the fifth annual Intelligence Studies Project Symposium. The event is free and open to the public, however, advance registration is required to attend each session. Please click the registration link below to reserve your ticket(s) and plan to arrive early to secure your seat. Registration does not guarantee admission.

This year's Symposium Intelligence in Transition will feature a keynote address by the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Susan Gordon.
This event is co-sponsored by the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law, the Clements Center for National Security, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Location: Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 2110 San Jacinto Boulevard Austin, TX 78712.

Agenda Speaker Highlights: Stephen Slick, Director of the Intelligence Studies Project; Strategic Warning, with Opening Remarks by Amy McAuliffe, National Intelligence Council Chair; Moderator: Robert Hutchings, National Security and Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs; John McLaughlin, Former Acting Director of Central Intelligence; Dennis Wilder, Former National Security Council Senior Director for East Asian Affairs; Philip Bobbitt, Director of the Center for National Security at Columbia Law School.
Law Enforcement Responses to New Threats, An Interview with John Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, by Ellen Nakashima, National Security Reporter at The Washington Post.
Intelligence in Transition, Remarks by Susan Gordon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence; Introduction by Admiral (Ret.) Bobby Inman, Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs; Discussion moderated by Stephen Slick, Director of the Intelligence Studies Project
Emerging Threats, Technology Challenges, and Institutional Change, with Opening Remarks by Christopher Krebs, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director
Moderator: Robert Chesney, Director of the Strauss Center for International Security and Law; Michelle Van Cleave, Former National Counterintelligence Executive; Samantha Ravich, Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Michael Daniel, Former Special Assistant to the President and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator; John Carlin, Former Assistant Attorney General for National Security.

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New and Forthcoming Books of the Week

Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All
by Arthur Holland Michel
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, June 2019)

A balanced look at technological advances in aerial surveillance. Provides helpful background to the issue, by explaining that the devastation wreaked by IEDs in early 2000s Iraq impelled the Pentagon to search for new ways of detecting concealed bombs and tracking the insurgents responsible for them. The result: the invention of powerful aerial surveillance systems, bearing such ominous names as Angel Fire, Constant Hawk, and Gorgon Stare, and in one case, as Michel vividly describes, capable of spotting "an object six inches wide from an altitude of 25,000 feet in a frame twice the width of Manhattan." Michel points out the potential benefits of these inventions beyond their original applications, such as in fighting forest fires and finding hurricane survivors. He also warns of the opportunities for abuse.

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D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II
by Sarah Rose
(Crown, May 2019)

The dramatic story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain's elite spy agency to help pave the way for Allied victory.
In 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was fighting. Churchill believed Britain was locked in an existential battle and created a secret agency, the Special Operations Executive (SOE), whose spies were trained in everything from demolition to sharp-shooting. Their job was "to set Europe ablaze!" But with most men on the frontlines, the SOE did something unprecedented: it recruited women. Thirty-nine women answered the call, leaving their lives and families to become saboteurs in France. Half were caught, and a third did not make it home alive.
Rose draws on recently declassified files, diaries, and oral histories to tell the story of three of these women. There's Odette Sansom, a young mother who feels suffocated by domestic life and sees the war as her ticket out; Lise de Baissac, an unflappable aristocrat with the mind of a natural leader; and Andrée Borrel, the streetwise organizer of the Paris Resistance. Together, they derailed trains, blew up weapons caches, destroyed power and phone lines, and gathered crucial intelligence—laying the groundwork for the D-Day invasion that proved to be the turning point in the war.

Stylishly written and rigorously researched, this is an inspiring story for our own moment of resistance, in which women continue to play a vital role.

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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Marine Corps to Enhance Forensics Capability for Rapid Data Analysis.  The US Marine Corps is upgrading its current forensics exploitation capability with new computing technology that can differentiate between allies and enemies on the battlefield.

The Expeditionary Forensics Exploitation Capability (EFEC) is a portable forensics lab, which recognises, collects, analyses and stores data collected in battle by law enforcement battalions.

The US Marine Corps' Identity Operations Team is attempting to integrate the EFEC with other intelligence systems to provide marines with real-time insight and information with immediate tactical value. [Read more:  Husseini/NavalTechnology/22March2019]

Australian Intelligence Agency Declassifies Information in Cyber Terror Fight.  Australia's electronic intelligence agency has mounted secretive cyber operations against Islamic State, attacking the terrorist group's propaganda machine and working with military forces to shut down enemy communications during a battle in the Middle East.

The director-general of the Australian Signals Directorate, Mike Burgess, has revealed details of the offensive cyber operations for the first time, declassifying an unprecedented volume of information in a bid to recruit new personnel for the expanding agency.

In a speech to the Lowy Institute on Wednesday, Mr Burgess is expected to canvass the ways ASD attacks enemy targets - a role that was only confirmed publicly in 2016. He will say this work has been critical to Australia's efforts against Islamic State, which no longer controls any territory in its "caliphate" across Iraq and Syria.  [Read more:  Hunter/SydneyMorningHerald/27March2019]

Jordanian Intelligence Thwarted 94 Internal and External Terrorist Operations in 2018.  The General Intelligence Service (GID) has foiled 94 terrorist attacks inside and outside the Kingdom last year, Jordan Times reported on Sunday.

Fares Braizat chairman of the NAMA Center for Strategic Consultancy, wrote that in 2018 alone, the Directorate of General Intelligence and the Counterterrorism foiled 62 terrorist operations abroad and 32 internal operations.

"This is a global service based on Jordan's conviction that terrorism is an enemy for all. One can only imagine the chaos that could have occurred at the global and local levels if only a few of these operations were carried out."  [Read more:  RoyaNews/25March2019]

Father of Mike Spann Angry Over Early Release of John Walker Lindh.  Seventeen years have passed since Johnny Spann stood in front of a federal judge in Virginia and implored him to impose upon John Walker Lindh a sentence longer than the 20 years he ultimately gave Lindh for serving those who sheltered Osama bin Laden.

Spann's son, Winfield, Alabama native Mike Spann, was a CIA officer who became the first American killed in Afghanistan after 9/11, hours after he interviewed Lindh, widely dubbed the "American Taliban" after his battlefield capture.

On Tuesday, Spann learned Lindh, a man he holds as responsible for his son's death as those who physically ended his life, will be released from prison in May, many years short of his full 20 year sentence. Fox News reported Lindh plans to move to Ireland after his release.  [Read more:  Gray/AL/20March2019]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

NGA Offers Geomagnetic Data Collection Contest.  The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, today announced the launch of MagQuest, its $1.2 million global open innovation challenge, seeking advanced approaches to geomagnetic data collection.

Specifically, the NGA, as it is known, is looking for innovative approaches to geomagnetic data for use in the World Magnetic Model (WMM), which was created by the agency and the United Kingdom's Defence Geographic Centre to provide precise orientation by measuring the Earth's magnetic field and the difference between geographic and magnetic north, since the field is constantly changing. The WMM is embedded in billions of devices worldwide for mobile navigation, as well as use by military and commercial navigation and attitude purposes.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the British Geological Survey (BGS) update the WMM every five years to account for the changes. They rely on space-based magnetic field measurements that the European Space Agency (ESA) Swarm mission has provided since 2013.  [Read more:  Underwood/AFCEA/21March2019]

How Staten Island Commando Gave His Life On Top Secret Mission Against Germans.   It's been 75 years since 15 brave soldiers paddled their way to an Italian comune known as Ameglia, Liguria, for a covert mission during World War II known as "Operation Ginny."

The operation was breached and they were executed by the German army on March 26, 1944.

Among them was a soldier named Rosario Squatrito, 22, who was a resident of South Beach and a volunteer for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), a precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency.  [Read more:  Rizzi/StatenIslandLive/22March2019]

This Ex-CIA Officer Is Quietly Distilling Organic Craft Spirits in Milwaukee.  Some days, you're working with the U.S. military to monitor Predator aircraft over Afghanistan. Other days, you're ankle-deep in molasses in a Milwaukee distillery, getting footprints on the wall as you wrestle an increasingly sticky pushcart.

Both days have been typical for Brian Sammons. A former CIA operative and lawyer, Sammons is now making a go of it as a spirits maker in his native Milwaukee. His distillery, Twisted Path, didn't get its name from his personal story - it's a nod to the Buddhist concept of living life as a path - but it certainly fits the narrative.

For his third act, Sammons is producing handcrafted, certified-organic vodka, rum, gin, and whiskey in a longtime beer destination. Cocktail culture has been slower to develop here than in other parts of the country, but Sammons is confident he can help develop a taste for craft spirits in this historic beer town. Stranger things have happened.  [Read more:  Ogletree/VinePair/25March2019]

A Freed Slave Became a Spy and Took Down the Confederate White House.  In early 1862, at the height of the Civil War, Confederate President Jefferson Davis became a very paranoid man.

His army was struggling against the Union, which was getting mysteriously better and better at predicting his moves. Davis suspected a mole somewhere in his government, leaking information.

He was right - and wrong.

There was, indeed, a mole. But it was a servant at the Confederate White House in Richmond - a freed slave with a photographic memory who, in addition to caring for his wife's dresses, slipped the North valuable secrets from Davis' own desk.  [Read more:  WashingtonPost/24March2019]

An Impeccable Spy - a Thrilling Biography of Stalin's Secret Agent.  Richard Sorge was the Soviet spy who stole one of the biggest secrets of the second world war: the precise details of Hitler's invasion of the USSR in June 1941. Through brilliant espionage "tradecraft" that involved penetrating the highest military and political levels in Germany and Japan, Sorge supplied Moscow with the battle plans of Operation Barbarossa weeks before it happened.

History is full of what ifs. Sorge and his spy ring might have changed the direction of the war. But Stalin would not believe Hitler was planning to invade. Though he was also receiving similar warnings from other Soviet sources, as well as British and US ones, the most suspicious of men would not see he could be betrayed.

The Soviet leader distrusted Sorge, convinced his most able and loyal agent was a traitor on the verge of defecting. Stalin relied more than most dictators on secret intelligence but seldom trusted his spies - especially if they told him something he didn't want to hear. He made no extra defence provisions and Russia was almost knocked out of the war within days. It was one of the worst military mistakes of all time. [Read more:  Sebestyen/FinancialTimes/22March2019]

9 Little-Known Facts About Kenya's National Intelligence Service.  Not many people know the intricate details about the top spy organ in Kenya, the National Intelligence Service (NIS), and its operations.

One of the early signs of intelligence gathering in Kenya were during the colonial period.

British colonialists recruited mercenaries as porters and guides. First, the mercenaries provided information, but later, served as community chiefs, displacing traditional leaders. 

In 1926, the Special Branch was created and staffed by colonialists to collect information on criminal activities.  [Read more: Mwangi/Kenyans/20March2019]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Defense Contractor and DIA Case Officer Who Spied for China Pleads Guilty.  China's successful recruitment of a former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) HUMINT (Human Intelligence) case oicer was confirmed when Ron Rockwell Hansen entered his guilty plea in response to the charges levied upon him in the indictment of June 20, 2018, which accused him of espionage on behalf of China.

To recap, the indictment alleged that Hansen had traveled to China many times, been recruited by China's intelligence service (Ministry of State Security), and actively targeted the U.S. defense sector, including its personnel.

While the indictment contained numerous additional charges, the plea agreement focused on the U.S. government (DIA and FBI) controlled case where Hansen had attempted to recruit a former colleague to commit espionage on behalf of the MSS. In December 2018 the U.S. Attorney oered Hansen the plea agreement, which included the recommendation that Hansen serve 15 years in prison.  [Read more:  Burgess/ClearanceJobs/21March2019]

What a U.S. Operation Against Russian Trolls Predicts About Escalation in Cyberspace. The Washington Post recently reported that U.S. Cyber Command conducted an offensive cyber operation in the fall to block the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm, from carrying out a cyber-enabled influence operation against the 2018 U.S. midterm elections. This appeared to build on a previous cyber operation in which Cyber Command directly targeted Russian operations to warn them against meddling in the upcoming midterms. Senior U.S. leaders billed Cyber Command's efforts as an example of the Department of Defense's new "defend forward" strategy for cyberspace in action.

Since the public launch of that strategy, analysts have expressed concern about the risk that a more proactive and engaged U.S. cyber force will provoke dangerous escalation dynamics with rivals. What can this recent demonstration of the defend forward strategy tell us about the escalation risks of offensive cyber operations? To understand why concerns about cyber escalation may be less worrisome than many commentaries suggest, it's important to put the operation in context. Notably, the United States does not appear to have targeted the much bigger fish here: the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff (GRU), Russia's military intelligence agency. Instead, the operation targeted the IRA, a Kremlin-affiliated company that conducts social media-based influence campaigns to sow public distrust in U.S. institutions. Why was this? Operational requirements and calculations about intelligence tradeoffs seem to have informed Cyber Command's decision-making. A closer examination of likely U.S. motives suggests that offensive cyber operations are subject to many, if not more, of the same constraints that other military operations are: Planners may choose less ambitious targets because they're easier to attack, to avoid revealing what they know, or because they want to prevent an escalatory spiral.

First, the United States may have chosen to target the IRA because, from an operational perspective, it was easier to gain access to their networks.  [Read more:  Borghard/WarOnTheRocks/22March2019]

China Is Spying On Israel to Steal U.S. Secrets.  This month, Israel's National Security Council (NSC) will present the cabinet with its recommendations on foreign investments in Israel. Because of the sensitivity of the issue, no one in the cabinet is prepared to talk about the elephant in the room. Nevertheless, it is clear that the policy review and the report are primarily focused on China.

In the past decade, Beijing has increased its economic and military investments and interests in the Middle East, including Israel. The Israeli government ignored China's behavior for too long, but lately it has begun to pay attention. The National Security Council has to reconcile two contradictory policies, both of which are important to the Israeli economy and its national-security interests.

The first is a policy embraced by all government across the political spectrum for decades: encouraging foreign investment, privatization of national assets and utilities, and the expansion of international markets for Israeli goods. In recent years, like many other exporters, Israeli firms have looked eastward to the growing and developing economies of Asia - and China's in particular.  [Read more:  Melman/ForeignPolicy/24March2019]


Section IV - Obituaries, Jobs, Research Assistance

Obituaries

Tom Hughes, CIA SIS Officer

Frank Thomas Hughes. 76, a senior CIA Officer, died 17 March 2019 in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Between 1962 and 1995, Tom spent his career as an Administrative Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, which took him on overseas assignments around the world, including to Okinawa, Viet Nam, Ecuador, Thailand, India, and Italy. He retired as a member of the Senior Intelligence Service and received the Intelligence Medal for Merit for his service.
In retirement, Tom became an avid golfer, but sports were always an active part of his life, whether he was playing himself or coaching others.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Beatrice A. "Bea" Hughes, a son, and other family.

Rafi Eitan, Mossad Intelligence.  On 11 May 1960 Israeli agents kidnapped a middle-aged man called Ricardo Klement while he was walking home from a bus stop in a suburb of Buenos Aires; Klement was bundled into a car and taken to a safe house, where he admitted that his real name was Adolf Eichmann, the SS officer who played a leading role in implementing Hitler's "final solution".

In charge of the snatch squad was Rafi Eitan, who was to become a leading figure in Israel's intelligence community. The capture of Eichmann and his subsequent trial in Jerusalem marked a great leap forward in popular understanding of the Holocaust.

Whether the trial revealed the "banality of evil," in Hannah Arendt's famous phrase, or simply added to knowledge of the Nazis' industrial-scale extermination of Jews, it was a landmark event.  [Read more:  Black/TheGuardian/25March2019]

Frank McCormick, NSA Analyst and Manager

Frank Peter McCormick, 77, NSA Analyst and Manager, died on 21 March 2019 in Ellicott City, Maryland.
Frank attended La Salle Academy in Manhattan and spent many summers lifeguarding on the beach at the Breezy Point Surf Club in the Rockaways. In 1964, he graduated from Manhattan College where he studied math and played basketball. He began a career at the National Security Agency as a Cryptologic Mathematician in 1964. His 35 years of service included two overseas tours and many challenging assignments as an analyst and a manager.
Retirement involved family, children, and grandchildren - attending their sporting events, dance recitals, plays, and school events. He loved photography and chronicled the grandchildren's activities. He also enjoyed hiking and biking with his wife and friends. Although he lived in Maryland for over 50 years, he was a New Yorker at heart. He always did the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle in ink, and read that paper daily.
He had a lifetime love of everything "Frank Sinatra," records, CDs, posters, and books. He was also an avid toy train collector, especially the Lehigh Valley line. His children and grandchildren always loved the trains at Christmas.
Frank is survived by his wife of 24 years, Judy Dye, three daughters, a son, stepchildren, and other family.


Jobs

Principal Training & Development Specialist - Technical Operations Instructor - Raytheon in Sterling, VA

TITLE:  G09, Principal Training & Development Specialist (Technical Operations Instructor)

GENERAL: Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services seeks talented candidates for an instructor position based in the Washington Metropolitan Area.  The successful candidate will support specialized training requirements for multiple Programs of Instruction.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Conducts basic certification training, mission-specific training and sustainment training for multiple Programs of Instruction (POI) supporting specialized customer requirements.  Identifies desired learning behaviors, designs course syllabi, develops lesson plans, generates training aids and administers courseware.  Plans and coordinates course schedules and daily learning activities with fellow instructors, external offices, training providers and other stakeholders.  Conducts academic lecture, leads guided discussion, demonstrates Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP) and provides hands-on instruction, coaching and mentoring.  Designs, orchestrates and administers practical exercises and Field Training Exercises to reinforce student knowledge, refine student skill and develop student operational judgment.  Administers student performance feedback system: observes and evaluates student performance; provides routine verbal feedback; authors formal written assessments and evaluations; develops and executes tailored remediation plans as required.  Exercises Operational Risk Management for all phases of instruction.

              Oversees maintenance and preparation of specialized training facilities, associated tool sets, equipment and related material supplies.  Supports outreach to the greater technical and operational communities to integrate relevant capabilities, services and expertise into training syllabi.  Integrates community Lessons Learned, insights from the field, technology/procedural evolutions, customer requirements and other applicable developments into standing courseware.  Conducts annual review of all courseware to ensure accuracy, relevancy and effectiveness. 

              Supports other program training activities as required.  Plans, organizes, delivers, supports and participates in internal programs to certify and develop new instructors as well as enable cross-functional support across teams.  Continues professional learning, development and growth to enhance program training value and advance the team toward customer-defined goals.

              Captures, coordinates and submits requirements on behalf of customer and Cadre.  Supports core office functions, administration and other processes.  

              Employs various automated software programs as part of day-to-day operations; software includes the Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and OneNote); Adobe Acrobat Pro; and miscellaneous customer-specific systems.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph
  • Operationally certified through a customer field technical training pipeline/course
  • Strong working knowledge of the radio frequency spectrum and modern radio frequency communication infrastructures to include signal structures, propagation, modulation types, data rates, multiplexing/demultiplexing methods, as well as associated equipment to include transmitters, receivers and processing suites
  • SME with extensive on-the-ground experience in OCONUS technical operations servicing customer requirements; in addition, possesses a deep base of experience planning technical operations and coordinating operational activities with fielded stakeholders
  • Well-versed in IC counterintelligence and Operations Security principles and practices as well as a demonstrated mastery of IC operational travel mechanisms and secure communications methods
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish professional rapport with others in a small team environment
  • Exceptional communications skills, both oral and written
  • Adapt well to change and thrive in an atmosphere that requires trust, teamwork, initiative, creativity, curiosity and strong problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to operate under broad intent independent of direct oversight; reliable, trustworthy, committed to Student and Cadre success
  • Excellent organizational skills; able to articulate intent, frame requirements, set priorities, develop practical methods and align resources to meet training goals
  • Ability to sustain demanding operational tasks in challenging environments over extended periods of time
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote with the aptitude to employ other customer-specific, automated programs, databases and technology-based capabilities

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Proven track record of delivering results across a variety of operating environments to include expeditionary, war zone, non-traditional and hard target areas
  • Prior instructor experience (classroom lecture, guided discussion, hands-on coaching and mentoring, formal assessments and evaluations, individualized remediation); strong preference for those candidates with a formal customer Instructor Certification and experience with one of the primary learning centers
  • Prior experience in formal instructional design and curriculum development (formulating learning behaviors, syllabus design, lesson planning, courseware development, grading rubrics)
  • Prior experience in the design and scripting of Practical Exercises and Field Training Exercises for individual and team-based training, respectively
  • Versed in Role Play-based training methods
  • Prior project management experience
  • Prior experience working with and through foreign entities
  • Versed in basic Operational Risk Management principles
  • Experience using structured planning and problem-solving methodologies
  • Working knowledge of customer's formal messaging and coordination system

REQUIRED EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree from an accredited university; can substitute demonstrated operational experience for educational requirement

WORK LOCATION AND TRAVEL:  Based in the Sterling, VA area with routine local travel throughout Washington Metropolitan Area.  Occasional CONUS travel, roughly eight (8) weeks total, over the course of a calendar year; travel is typically forecast months in advance.

FTE: 1x full FTE

SCHEDULE:  For immediate fill
TO APPLY: Jeff Pond, MRB, Raytheon, 703.260.3621 Office; mark.j.pond@raytheon.com.

Principal Training & Development Specialist - Raytheon in McLean and Sterling, VA

TITLE:  G09, Principal Training & Development Specialist

GENERAL: Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services seeks talented candidates for a Principal Training and Development Specialist position based in the Washington Metropolitan Area; position executes both Instructional Design responsibilities (roughly .70 FTE) and Training Coordinator responsibilities (roughly .30 FTE).  The successful candidate will work alongside the customer and subject matter experts to deliver multiple Programs of Instruction which prepare students for fielded operations. 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Supervises courseware development for directorate-level certification training, mission-specific training and sustainment training Program of Instruction (POI).  Works with Cadre to design POI-specific learning behaviors centered on desired knowledge, skill and operational judgment.  Leads Cadre through overarching instructional design for classroom and CONUS-based practical exercises to include: sequencing, delivery method(s), lesson plans, rubrics, instructional materials, training aids and practical exercise(s) as well as performance evaluation systems to measure student learning.  Works with servicing learning center to ensure courseware and associated documentation complies with regulatory and accreditation standards.

Oversees and coordinates formal, Group-level training portfolio.  Establishes and maintains working relationships with applicable Subject Matter Experts (SME), training providers and training coordinators.  Routinely interacts with senior-level customers from Division to Office-level.  Plans and synchronizes course schedules and training events with external offices, training providers and other stakeholders.  Collaborates with training providers on course descriptions and requirements; publishes course descriptions, pre-requisites and schedules to customer web sites and customer training databases.  Manages the course registration process and ensures applicants meet course criterion.  Updates student training records in customer databases to reflect credit for successful course completion.           

              Supports outreach to the greater technical and operational communities to integrate relevant capabilities, services and expertise into training syllabi.  In collaboration with  Cadre, Integrates community Lessons Learned, insights from the field, technology/procedural evolutions, customer requirements and other applicable developments into standing courseware.  Participates in post-POI Level 3 assessments.  Conducts formal annual review of all courseware to ensure accuracy, relevancy and effectiveness. 

              Supports other program training activities as required.  In collaboration with Training Lead and Task Lead, designs internal training strategies for continual Cadre growth and development; training investment seeks to advance branch courseware and ultimately better prepare students for operational success in the field.  Plans, organizes, delivers, supports and participates in internal programs to certify and develop new instructors as well as enable cross-functional support across teams.  Continues professional learning, development and growth to enhance program training value and advance the team toward customer-defined goals. 

              Captures, coordinates and submits requirements on behalf of customer and Cadre.  Supports core office functions, administration and other processes. 

              Employs various automated software programs as part of day-to-day operations; software includes the Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and OneNote); Adobe Acrobat Pro; and miscellaneous customer-specific systems.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • US citizen
  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph
  • SME with at least 5 years of experience supporting customer training programs; preference for those candidates who have served in a program management capacity with a customer training activity
  • Prior experience in formal instructional design and curriculum development (orchestrating needs assessment, formulating learning behaviors, syllabus design, lesson planning, courseware development, grading rubrics)
  • Proven success in outreach, networking and forming mutually beneficial relationships across organizational lines
  • Ability to negotiate consensus across competing priorities, varied equities and divergent goals
  • Excellent organizational skills; able to articulate intent, frame requirements, set priorities and develop practical methods to meet training goals
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish professional rapport with others in a small team environment
  • Adapt well to change and thrive in an atmosphere that requires trust, teamwork, initiative, creativity, curiosity and strong problem-solving skills
  • Poised with exceptional communications skills, both oral and written
  • Proven ability to operate under broad intent independent of direct oversight; reliable, trustworthy, committed to Student and Cadre success
  • Experience working joint training with various IC members
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote with the aptitude to employ other customer-specific, automated programs, databases and technology-based capabilities

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Prior experience with technical and/or technology management programs
  • Prior field experience directly supporting customer operations and activities
  • Prior managerial experience developing young officers for continued professional growth
  • Prior instructor experience (classroom lecture, guided discussion, hands-on coaching and mentoring, formal assessments and evaluations, individualized remediation); strong preference for those candidates with a formal customer Instructor Certification and experience with one of the primary learning centers
  • Prior experience working with course directors, instructors and role players to develop and mature courseware, methodologies, delivery and feedback mechanisms
  • Instructor Certification and experience with one of the primary learning centers
  • Prior experience in the design and scripting of Practical Exercises and Field Training Exercises for individual and team-based training, respectively
  • Versed in Role Play-based training methods
  • Experience using structured planning and problem-solving methodologies

REQUIRED EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree from an accredited university; can substitute demonstrated operational experience for educational requirement

WORK LOCATION AND TRAVEL:  Based in the McLean and Sterling, VA areas with routine local travel throughout Washington Metropolitan Area.  Occasional CONUS travel, roughly six (6) weeks total, over the course of a calendar year; travel is typically forecast months in advance.

FTE: 1x full FTE

SCHEDULE:  For immediate fill
TO APPLY: Jeff Pond, MRB, Raytheon, 703.260.3621 Office; mark.j.pond@raytheon.com.

Senior Counterintelligence Officer (SCIO) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (see 172 reviews of working there) - Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Purpose: The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Senior Counterintelligence Officer (SCIO) for Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). ORNL is located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and is managed by a partnership of the University of Tennessee and Battelle Memorial Institute. ORNL supports the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission in scientific discovery and innovation, clean energy, and national security. ORNL has a staff of about 4,600 and an annual budget of approximately $1.6 billion. 
The DOE has a national counterintelligence (CI) program which coordinates counterintelligence and foreign intelligence activities to reduce the threat posed by foreign intelligence services and terrorist elements. This includes a coordinated interface with security and cyber operations. The principal responsibility of the SCIO is to provide leadership and management of the Oak Ridge CI Office, which consists of a team of CI investigators, analysts, and technical experts. The SCIO will report to the Laboratory Director for the products of the ORNL CI Office. 
The ORNL CI program consists of CI administrative investigations, foreign visits and assignments, CI awareness, insider threat, CI analysis and a multi-focused cyber component. The SCIO will be responsible for maintaining liaison relationships with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local, state and federal intelligence agencies for the sharing of intelligence information vital to the ORNL CI mission. The SCIO will ensure the ORNL CI program complies with all federal laws, regulations, policies and orders as well as all DOE orders and directives. The incumbent is recognized to be the senior official for Counterintelligence (CI) at Oak Ridge Field Office, and his/her work is considered to be technically and substantively authoritative. 
Major Duties/Responsibilities:
Lead an integrated counterintelligence effort against foreign intelligence and terrorism threats directed at ORNL and or the DOE complex by ensuring the horizontal integration of data from cyber, analysis, and investigations components. 
Establish and maintain liaison relationships with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other appropriate intelligence community and law enforcement agencies. 
Establish and maintain CI-focused functional relationships with ORNL laboratory leadership and Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (IN-1) and its directorates as necessary for the accomplishment of the counterintelligence mission. Represent the CI program in meetings and other various functions as required . Plan, organize and manage the day-to-day CI/CT activities of the Oak Ridge Field Office. Provide direct managerial oversight for the overall performance of the office, assigned personnel and the financial activities of the CI program, including duty assignments for Counterintelligence Officers, Analysts, Cyber Technical Experts and other various duties as required. Provide a high quality and safe working environment, fostering a mutually respectful environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. 
Make decisions or recommendations with significant impact on adjusting, interpreting or developing important counterintelligence activities and initiatives. 
Manage CI/CT investigations, ensuring appropriate referrals are made to the Federal Bureau of Investigation as required by Section 811 of the Intelligence Authorization Act of 1995. 
Prepare budget data and interface routinely with IN-1 regarding the management and tracking of budget/costs. Ensure the maintenance of fiscal accountability for all associated funds and expenditures. 
Abide by the principles of Safe Conduct of Research including being personally responsible for ensuring safe operations by raising safety concerns, using a questioning attitude, considering hazards for every task, and never stop learning. 
Build and maintain a work environment which promotes collaboration, performance, feedback, recognition, mutual respect, and employee engagement. Identify staffing needs; recruit, select and retain highly qualified and diverse staff. Establish and ensure an open and encouraging working environment where staff report issues and concerns. Ensure your staff is properly trained to meet present and future needs by building new competencies and supporting long term staff development. 
Qualifications Required:
Bachelor's degree in a social science, business management or technical field 
Minimum of twelve years experience directly related to counterintelligence, counter-terrorism or intelligence matters and a minimum of five years of mid to senior level management, preferably management of CI/CT specialists. 
Knowledge of and skill in applying counterintelligence concepts, principles, practices, laws, regulations, methods and techniques. 
Proven leadership capabilities with the ability to build and motivate a strong and diverse organization. 
Extensive understanding of and experience with implementing Executive Order 12333, Section 811 of the Intelligence Authorization Act of 1995, Presidential Decision Directive 61, and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (Public Law Number 106-65, October 5, 1999) are required . 
This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI/Q clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an on-going random drug testing program. Additionally, all CI employees are required to successfully complete an employee evaluation, including a Counterintelligence scope polygraph examination. 
Qualifications Preferred: Advance degree and experience in the direction and execution in the counterintelligence, counterterrorism and/or intelligence operations at an international level. Knowledge and experience with the United States Intelligence Community regarding applicable laws, orders, guidelines, directives, policies and procedures. The ability to effectively consult, collaborate and communicate internally and externally with a multi-level, scientific environment to include staff at all levels, customers, and sponsors. Excellent negotiation, public speaking, and presentation skills. The ability to form and lead a motivated and effective team. 
Guidelines: Guidelines are stated broadly in United States Treaties and Statutes, Executive Orders, Presidential Decision Directives, DOE Orders and Notices, DOE Announcements, The Atomic Energy Act of 1954 as amended, DOE policies and procedures, and regulations promulgated by the Director of Central Intelligence. 
Work Direction and Interfaces: The SCIO reports directly to the Deputy for Operations for management and administrative matters but to the Laboratory Director for all CI matters. Contacts include top-level managers within DOE and other agencies and contractor organizations, as well as administrative and technical specialists within DOE and ORNL. Settings range from moderately structured to highly impromptu and unplanned, and often involve sensitive situations requiring immediate resolution. 
This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired. 
We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment. 
If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer

FireEye Has Position for Senior Project Manager in Reston, Virginia

Job Title:

Senior Project Manager

Company:

FireEye, Inc.

Experience:

4 to 6 years

Salary:

Full Time

Job Location:

Reston, VA

 

Senior Project Manager Reston, VA, USA Full time Company Description FireEye is the leader in intelligence led security as a service. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation state grade threat intelligenc...

Research Assistance

Your Referral Sought to Aid Wounded or Disabled IC or Military Patriots: If you are — or know any — disabled Intelligence Officers, Military Members, Veterans, or First Responders, a special organization wants to hear about them to help make their lives a little easier through new technology... at no cost to them and no fund-raising sought from you.

The Quality of Life Plus program, aka QL+, was established in 2009 to generate innovations to aid and improve the quality of life of those who served our country and were wounded or disabled in the course of that service. QL+ handles all costs and does not seek funds, grants, memberships, nor sponsorships from AFIO members referring potential assistance cases to the QL+ organization. They only seek your confidential referrals of needy, worthwhile cases.

Patriots with life-altering injuries from across the US are assisted by QL+, one-on-one, which studies their situation to understand the lifestyle limitations they endure as a result of their injuries. These men and women are called "Challengers" by QL+, which then turns to their experts at universities to arrive at innovations in engineering, rehabilitation, and program management, to alleviate specific obstacles in the Challengers' lives which can be eased or overcome through innovation, such as development of a custom assistive device, adaptations to sports equipment, or prosthetic modification.

QL+ shapes these needs as projects or "Challenges" and engages their 12 partner universities to accept one or more of the challenges. Once the Challenge is accepted, QL+ connects the Challenger directly with senior engineering students working his or her Challenge. Throughout the academic year, QL+ mentors, monitors, and supports this unique collaboration between the Challenger and students. At the conclusion of the academic year, the student team formally presents the completed assistive device or modified hardware to the Challenger for use in their daily life. Win-Win.

AFIO members can play a role. QL+ is seeking Challengers for the 2019/2020 Academic year. Contact them here with your confidential referrals. Or write or call the organization: QL+, 6748 Old McLean Village Dr, McLean, VA 22101; 703.442.0038. Their fall 2018 newsletter may be viewed here.


AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 1130 - Albuquerque, NM - AFIO New Mexico Chapter discusses "The Spy and the Traitor"

SPEAKER:  Mr. Tom Dyble presents Part 2 of his report on the book by Ben Macintyre: "The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War". It is the story of Oleg Gordievsky

Location of event: "The Egg & I" restaurant on Menaul just east of Louisiana, next door to Chili's.
6909 Menaul Boulevard Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505) 888-3447
Fee to attend: Meeting is Free.
11:00 AM (Arrive, Order Lunch - available at separate cost), 11:30 AM (Call To Order), 1:00 PM (Adjourn)

Our meetings are normally open to present and former members of Federal, Military (uniformed and civilian), State and Local Agencies and selective others who support the Intelligence Community. 

If you desire further information, please contact one of the following:
Sam Shaw - Phone: 505-379-3963   e-mail: President@afionm.org
Tom Dyble - Phone: 505-299-3242   e-mail: Vice-President@afionm.org

Saturday, 20 April 2019, 10am - 3pm - Dedham, MA - AFIO New England hosts Membership Business Meeting, Speaker, and Discussions

The AFIONE meeting schedule is as follows: Registration & Gathering, 1000 ― 1030; Membership meeting 1030 ― 1045; Morning Discussion Session 1045 to 1200; Luncheon at 1200 - 1300. The Morning session will be open discussion. Our afternoon speaker will be from 1300 ― 1430 with adjournment by 1500. The Morning session will cover various business-related items, general discussion regarding recent events of interest to the membership and a presentation by one of our members. Full details when available. LOCATION: The AFIONE chapter meeting will be held at the MIT Endicott House in Dedham Mass. Their website is here. Address is: 80 Haven Street, Dedham, MA 02026. Should you elect to stay at the Endicott House, Mike Assad has arranged a room rate of $140.00. Please mention AFIO/NE and Mike Assad when you make your reservation. For additional information contact us at afionechapter@gmail.com
Reservations are $25.00 per person. Emails regarding your plans to attend will be accepted if you are late meeting the deadline. These must be sent to Sarah Moore no later than 7 days prior to the event. Paid in advance the cost of the luncheon is $25 per person. Mail name of attendee and any guests to: AFIO/NE, Sarah Moore, PO Box 1203, Orange, CT 06477.

9-10 May 2019 - Washington DC and McLean VA - Registration Opens for AFIO 2019 Symposium

HIGHLIGHTS: Thursday, 9 May is Day One at the International Spy Museum's New L'Enfant Plaza location two days before they officially open. Buses will depart from the DoubleTree by Hilton, Tysons at 8 a.m. sharp to arrive at the International Spy Museum at 9 a.m. Featuring remarks by COL Christopher Costa USA (Ret.), Executive Director of the museum; and Dr. Vince Houghton, the museum's Curator and Historian. Other speakers Stephen K. Black, Director, Office of Intelligence and CI, DOE; David Ignatius, author and journalist; Peter Singer, author and futurist. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the museum. Return trip back to hotel will be at 3 p.m.

Friday, 10 May is Day Two at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Tysons and features a full day of speakers and panels starting with Robert Jackall, Professor Emeritus, Williams College. The morning panel is moderated by Stewart Baker and covers "Intelligence and Democracy: Time to Rethink FISA and Intelligence Oversight." It features panelists Glenn Gerstell, John Rizzo, Suzanne Spaulding. Our luncheon keynote will be Chris Inglis, former Deputy Director, NSA. Amb. Ronald Neumann, President American Academy of Diplomacy, follows. Christopher Parker's afternoon panel on "Totalitarian States Use of Technology Against the U.S." features panelists Amb. Joseph DeTrani, Kevin McCarty, John Sano, and Toshi Yoshihara. Day Two also includes buffet breakfast and lunch. This second day will close with an evening cocktail reception and our "Spies in Black Ties" Banquet. Day Two Daytime program will begin at 9 a.m. (buffet breakfast and chapter workshop begin at 7 a.m.) Daytime program ends at 4:30 p.m. Cocktail reception and "Spies in Black Ties" Banquet from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

PROGRAM: The tentative program for both days may be viewed here.

Buses will transport attendees from the DoubleTree by Hilton, Tysons to the International Spy Museum and back. The second day of this event takes place at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Tysons, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22102. To be ready for early departure by buses on Day One, it is recommended that attendees consider staying overnight starting Wednesday, 8 May. Reservations may be made online at this link or by calling (703) 893-2100. The special event room rate is $139/night and is available until 6 April 2019 or until all rooms are filled. You must reference our group code AAF. You may also locate rooms at this or other nearby Tysons/Vienna hotels using online services, e.g., Trivago, Expedia, Travelocity, or Orbitz.

Register online now to attend the symposium by using this secure link.
Or use this printable PDF Registration form here to be completed and mailed/faxed/emailed back to AFIO. PROGRAM: The tentative program for both days may be viewed here

Monday, 13 May 2019, 5:30 p.m. - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro hosts Jeff McCausland, University Professor and CBS National Security Consultant

Dr. Jeff McCausland, a visiting professor of International Security Studies at Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA) serves as a national security consultant for CBS radio and television. He routinely does analysis for CBS on issues such as Iraq, European security, arms control, or related questions of national security policy. He is currently involved in a project for the National Nuclear Security Administration focused on nuclear weapons in South Asia and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Dr. McCausland is also the founder and CEO of Diamond6 Leadership and Strategy, LLC.

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.

15 May, 2019 (Wednesday), 11:30 a.m. - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO San Francisco Chapter hosts DEA Assistant Regional Director (ret) Bruce Goldberg on Illicit Drug Traffic Control and International Cooperation

Speaker: DEA Assistant Regional Director (ret) Bruce Goldberg
Topic: Mr. Goldberg will discuss how he and his team of agents collaborated with the Ecuadorian Special Police and Military to uncover and investigate the first ever narco-submarine.
Timing: 11:30 a.m. no-host cocktails; 12 noon meeting
Location: Basque Cultural Ceneter, 599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA
RSVP: Enter your registration here.

Wednesday 18 September 2018, 5:30 p.m. - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter hosts Larry Loftis, on SOE Hero, Odette Sansom, in his book Code Name: Lise

Larry Loftis is the author of Code Name: Lise—The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy, the story of Odette Sansom (1912-1995), a Frenchwoman living in England, wife of an Englishman and mother of 3 daughters, who was recruited into Britain's Special Operations Executive (SOE) to conduct espionage in France during WW II with her commander, and yet-to-be second husband, Peter Churchill. Leaving her daughters in a convent school and with relatives, she joined the rigorous training program, becoming proficient with a wide range of weapons, learning the fine points of spycraft, and perfecting her new identity with the code name Lise. In France she proved herself fearless. Hunted by the Germans, in 1943, Odette and Peter were captured, imprisoned, and tortured. Loftis describes Odette's ordeal in grisly detail. Two lies saved her: She pretended that she and Peter were married (they would be after the war) and that Peter was related to Winston Churchill. In defeat, the Gestapo hoped to use her as a bargaining chip.

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

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 10 am - 1 pm - Annapolis Junction, MD - NCMF 2019 Spring Cryptologic Program Featuring Mr. C. Eric Estberg on Berlin Daze

The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation's 2019 Spring Cryptologic Program features C. Eric "Rick" Estberg, author of the book Berlin Daze. Following his presentation, a book signing and lunch will take place from 1145 to 1300. Books will be available for purchase for $20. Learn more about Mr. Estberg, his presentation, and his book below.

Berlin Daze recounts dozens of Estberg's adventures and unique experiences over a seven-year period in walled West Berlin, as an Army NCO and an NSA civilian. As a "Cold Warrior" he served literally on the front lines, separated by only a few miles from hundreds of thousands of Soviet and East German soldiers. Unlike others who spent much of a career in those days simply training for some possible future crisis, Rick actually lived his real-world mission, day-in and day-out, along with hundreds of others of talented, dedicated military and civilian intelligence specialists.

Registration: The registration fee includes lunch. It is $25 for members and guests. To register now online follow this link.

View the full printed invitation and agenda here as a PDF.

Or you may mail-in your registration fee by check to NCMF, PO Box 1682, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-9998. Include names of self and your guests. For more details, please call the NCMF office at 301-688-5436. ***Deadline for registration is 25 March 2019.*****

Event Location: CACI Inc., Maryland Conference Center, 2720 Technology Dr, Annapolis Junction, MD 20755. Google map link here.

More about this event, about the author or book, is here.

Additional information or questions can be handled at NCMF Office at cryptmf@aol.com or call 301-688-5436.

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 8:30 am - 3 pm - Austin, TX - Intelligence in Transition, A Symposium of UT Austin's Intelligence Studies Project

Registration is now open for the fifth annual Intelligence Studies Project Symposium. The event is free and open to the public, however, advance registration is required to attend each session. Please click the registration link below to reserve your ticket(s) and plan to arrive early to secure your seat. Registration does not guarantee admission.

This year's Symposium Intelligence in Transition will feature a keynote address by the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Susan Gordon.
This event is co-sponsored by the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law, the Clements Center for National Security, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Location: Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, The University of Texas at Austin.

Agenda Speaker Highlights:Stephen Slick, Director of the Intelligence Studies Project; Strategic Warning, with Opening Remarks by Amy McAuliffe, National Intelligence Council Chair; Moderator: Robert Hutchings, National Security and Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs; John McLaughlin, Former Acting Director of Central Intelligence; Dennis Wilder, Former National Security Council Senior Director for East Asian Affairs; Philip Bobbitt, Director of the Center for National Security at Columbia Law School.
Law Enforcement Responses to New Threats, An Interview with John Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, by Ellen Nakashima, National Security Reporter at The Washington Post.
Intelligence in Transition, Remarks by Susan Gordon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence; Introduction by Admiral (Ret.) Bobby Inman, Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs; Discussion moderated by Stephen Slick, Director of the Intelligence Studies Project.
Emerging Threats, Technology Challenges, and Institutional Change, with Opening Remarks by Christopher Krebs, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director
Moderator: Robert Chesney, Director of the Strauss Center for International Security and Law; Michelle Van Cleave, Former National Counterintelligence Executive; Samantha Ravich, Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Michael Daniel, Former Special Assistant to the President and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator; John Carlin, Former Assistant Attorney General for National Security.

To register, do so here.

16 May 2019, 6 pm - Washington, DC - "Night of Heroes Gala 2019" by the PENFED Foundation

The PENFED Foundation hosts their impressive annual "Night of Heroes Gala 2019" at the beautiful Mandarin Oriental, 330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024. This year marks the 15th annual gala honoring our unsung heroes ― military children. Each year, the PenFed Foundation raises more than $1.5 million for military heroes through this hallmark event. Last year's event sold out and raised $2.5 million! Do not miss your opportunity to support Military Heroes.

6 pm General Reception and Silent Auction; 7 pm Dinner Program; After Dinner - Dessert Reception. To learn more...or to register.


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.

The Guide is also available directly from Amazon at this link.

MousepadAFIO's Intelligence Community Mousepads are a great looking addition to your desk...or as a gift for others.
Made in USA. Click image for larger view.

These 2017 mousepads have full color seals of all 18 members of the US Intelligence Community on this 8" round, slick surface, nonskid, rubber-backed mouse pad with a darker navy background, brighter, updated seals. Also used, by some, as swanky coasters. Price still only $20.00 for 2 pads [includes shipping to US address. Foreign shipments - we will contact you with quote.] Order MOUSEPADS here.

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