AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #14-19 dated 9 April 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

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UPCOMING EVENTS


The Role of Intelligence in a Free Society

Spaces are filling for
AFIO's 2019 Symposium
Thursday and Friday, 9-10 May 2019 - in Washington DC and McLean/Tysons VA

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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. The day starts with a welcome and orientation by James Hughes, AFIO President, former CIA and NSA, and M.E. Spike Bowman, AFIO Chairman, former Navy, NSA, FBI, ODNI, followed by a presentation by Robert Jackall, Professor Emeritus, Williams College. The morning panel is moderated by Robert S. Litt 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.
 
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New and Forthcoming Books of the Week

Broken Arrow: How the U.S. Navy Lost a Nuclear Bomb
by Jim Winchester
(Casemate, Apr 2019)

On 5 December 1965, the giant American aircraft carrier Ticonderoga was heading to Japan for rest and recreation for its 3,000 crew, following a month on 'Yankee Station' launching missions against targets in Vietnam.

While fighting a real conflict and losing men in conventional warfare, Tico's primary mission was Cold War nuclear combat with the Communist bloc. The cruise from the Yankee Station to Japan was used to practice procedures for Armageddon.
Douglas Webster was a young pilot from Ohio, newly married and with seventeen combat missions under his belt. On that day in 1965 he strapped into an A-4 Skyhawk bomber for a routine weapons loading drill and simulated mission. After mishandling the maneuver, the plane and its pilot sunk to the bottom of the South China sea, along with a live B43 one-megaton thermonuclear bomb.

A cover-up mission began. The crew was ordered to stay quiet, rumors circulate of sabotage, a damaged weapon, and a troublesome pilot who needed 'disposing of.' The incident, a 'Broken Arrow' in the parlance of the Pentagon, was kept under wraps until 25 years later. The details that emerged caused a diplomatic incident, revealing that the U.S. had violated agreements not to bring nuclear weapons into Japan. Family members and the public only learned the truth when researchers discovered archived documents that disclosed the true location of the carrier, hundreds of miles closer to land than admitted.

Broken Arrow tells the story of Ticonderoga's sailors and airmen, the dangers of combat missions and shipboard life, and the accident that threatened to wipe her off the map and blow US-Japanese relations apart. For the first time, through previously classified documents, never before published photos of the accident aircraft and the recollections of those who were there, the story of carrier aviation's only 'Broken Arrow' is told in full.

Book may be ordered here.


Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps: A Life of John Buchan
by Ursula Buchan
(Bloomsbury Publishing, Apr 2019)

John Buchan's name is known across the world for The Thirty-Nine Steps. In the past one hundred years the classic espionage thriller has never been out of print and has inspired numerous adaptations for film, television, radio, and stage, beginning with the celebrated version by Alfred Hitchcock.

Yet there was vastly more to 'JB'. He wrote more than a hundred books — fiction and non-fiction — and a thousand articles for newspapers and magazines. He was a scholar, antiquarian, barrister, colonial administrator, journal editor, literary critic, publisher, war correspondent, director of wartime propaganda, member of parliament and imperial proconsul – given a state funeral when he died, a deeply admired and loved Governor-General of Canada.

His teenage years in Glasgow's Gorbals, where his father was the Free Church minister, contributed to his ease with shepherds and ambassadors, fur-trappers and prime ministers. His improbable marriage to a member of the aristocratic Grosvenor family means that this account of his life contains, at its heart, an enduring love story.

Ursula Buchan, his granddaughter, has drawn on recently discovered family documents to write this comprehensive and illuminating biography. With perception, style, wit and a penetratingly clear eye, she brings vividly to life this remarkable man and his times.

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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

UK, Dutch Spy Agencies Curb Intel Flow to Austria Over Russia Ties. British and Dutch spy agencies have heavily restricted the amount of intelligence they share with Austria, mainly because of ties between the ruling far-right Freedom Party and Russia, an Austrian opposition lawmaker said on Tuesday.

The Freedom Party (FPO) is the junior coalition partner to Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's conservatives but it controls much of the country's security apparatus. Its ministers head the Defence Ministry and the Interior Ministry, which in turn oversees Austria's main intelligence agency, the BVT.

Ties between the FPO and President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party, including a formal cooperation agreement, have long been of concern to Western security services, many of which see Russia as a dangerous adversary. [Read more: Reuters/9April2019]

Former Director General of Nigeria’s National Intelligence Agency Arrested. On February 7, the Federal High Court in Lagos issued a warrant for the arrest of Ayodele Oke, former director general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), and his wife Folasade following an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Just before they were due to appear in court, they apparently left the country for "medical treatment," and the Nigeria media is not reporting where they are now. The EFCC has declared the couple wanted after their failure to respond to a court summons.

They are charged with the theft and laundering of staggering amounts of public money. One of the EFCC charges relates to roughly $43 million, £28 thousand, and ₦23 million - all in cash - that the EFCC found in their apartment in Lagos in 2017 following a raid. Another charge relates to $160 million that the couple allegedly diverted from the Nigerian federal government for their own use.

In 2017, Oke was suspended as director general of the NIA. Vice president Yemi Osinbaijo headed a committee that investigated the incident and recommended to President Buhari that the director general be removed. [Read more: Campbell/CFR/4April2019]

SA Xenophobia: Bishop Urges Intelligence Services to be Proactive. South Africa is reeling from recent xenophobic violence in Durban and in Johannesburg.

On 3 April, residents of Alexandra, a township in the city of Johannesburg shut down the area attacked foreign nationals, looting shops and destroying the homes of foreigners.

"We need to get the intelligence services of our country to be able to see and detect these things before they happen. I think we have an intelligence service in South Africa that has become so politicised that they are so much concerned about internal political fights. They are not doing what they are supposed to do," he said. [Read more: Samasumo/VaticanNews/8April2019]

Argentina: Suspended Prosecutor Requests Plea Bargain in Illegal Espionage Investigation. The scandal surrounding an alleged illegal espionage network with deep roots in Argentina's Judiciary appeared to calm this week. However, the case is set to drag on for some time to come.

A prosecutor in the city of Mercedes in Buenos Aires province, who was suspended for alleged involvement in the underground spy ring, on Thursday requested the court grant him a plea bargain.

Meanwhile, in Congress the country's top spy chiefs addressed a closed-door hearing that addressed allegations spies in their agency were involved in the network. [Read more: BuenosAiresTimes/5April2019]

Algeria's Intelligence Chief Dismissed. Algeria's Intelligence Chief Bachir Tartag has been dismissed and his position annexed to the country's Ministry of National Defence, local media announced yesterday.

Quoting unnamed sources, the private channel Echorouk News said that the Intelligence Chief Major-General Bachir Tartag was dismissed from office. It stated that the role will now be attached to the Ministry of National Defence, having been affiliated with the Presidency of the Republic since 2015.

The channel added that the dismissal of Tartag came against the backdrop of recent events in Algeria, which has seen widespread protests against the presidency of Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his decision to seek a fifth term in office. [Read more: MiddleEastMonitor/6April2019]

Intel Agencies Aim to be Hiring 'Model' for Disabled Employees. Much like the Defense Department, the federal intelligence community wants to further diversify its workforce by promoting the hiring of those with disabilities. According to recent guidance, intel agencies will focus more on hiring and retention as well as IT modernization, to meet the needs of disabled employees.

The IC hopes to be a model for the federal workforce, according to guidance from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The policy was first shared with Federal News Network by the Federation of American Scientists.

In conjunction with equal opportunity laws and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the IC has been encouraged by leadership to provide reasonable accommodation to their employees who suffer from physical or mental impairments that limit their activity. [Read more: Thomas/FederalNewsNetwork/8April2019]

Who Gets Access? The Flap Over White House Security Clearances – Analysis

Earlier this week, The New York Times reported that a "whistle-blower" working inside the White House's Personnel Security Office had met privately with staff from the House Oversight and Reform Committee and revealed that 25 individuals, including two current senior White House officials, had been granted security clearances after their applications had been denied by career security evaluators. Like virtually every issue in the nation's politically polarized capital, partisans on both sides took widely divergent views of the seriousness of the whistle-blower's allegations. This is not the first alarm sounded about security clearance practices in the Trump Administration, and as one whose writing and research on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) constantly reinforces the fragility and vulnerability of intelligence sources and methods, it is, if true, soberingly disquieting news. The recent controversy called to my mind the sleight of hand used in the late 1940s with Venona-derived intelligence information when senior military officials harbored serious concerns over the security reliability of President Truman's "poker" cabinet and other staff in the Truman White House. Venona was the highly classified codebreaking effort directed against Soviet communications and cipher systems during and after World War II, and the extent of its success was one of the nation's most assiduously protected secrets. [Read more: Croner/Eurasia Review/FPRI/5April2019]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Inside Prince William's Top Secret Internship at Britain's Intelligence Agencies. He's already trained as a helicopter pilot, completed over seven years of military service, and worked with the RAF's Search and Rescue Force. Now, Prince William has taken another step closer to becoming a real-life James Bond.

The Duke of Cambridge just completed a top-secret internship with the U.K.'s national security and intelligence agencies, shadowing spies and learning about the extraordinary efforts made to protect the country and its allies.

William spent three consecutive weeks with teams at Britain's MI5, MI6, and GCHQ - the equivalent to America's FBI, CIA, and NSA, respectively - to see first-hand the work that staff across the agencies do. [Read more: Scobie/HarpersBazaar/6April2019]

'America's Hidden Stories' Tackles CIA's Alleged Involvement in the Trans-Siberian Pipeline Explosion of 1982. They say when you repeat a rumor too many times, it starts becoming a fact. And that is probably what happened with the Trans-Siberian Pipeline explosion in June 1982, with often-repeated rumors of the CIA being allegedly responsible for the entire exercise. But busting this myth can only happen when one gets into the intricate details of what actually went down prior to the explosion that shook the Soviet natural gas supply to its core.

Considered to be one of the major incidents of a cyber attack in the world at the time, around Halloween in 1982, an explosion occurred in the middle of Siberia that ended up burning a large portion of the newly-built trans-Siberian pipeline. The sudden explosion severely damaged the pipeline, which was set to produce an approximated $8 billion in fuel revenue annually for the USSR.

For years, it was believed that the CIA was responsible for this damaging explosion, with rumors doing the rounds that CIA officials had planted a "Trojan Horse," a code name for doctored data being passed on to Soviet agents responsible for the espionage of various critical and classified defense data and technology. However, when the case was recently revisited by theorists and experts, the reality came to be far from what was perceived to be the truth. [Read more: Joshi/MEAWW/8April2019]

The Secret GCHQ Spy Base Between the Pub and Starbucks. It just seemed like a boring office building, albeit one handily sandwiched between a Starbucks and a pub.

But behind the imposing if basically unremarkable front door in Palmer Street there lay an extraordinary secret: for more than 65 years, this was the London home of Britain's GCHQ spy agency.

Only on Friday was it revealed that this building opposite St James's Park Tube station has served as a secret base for British intelligence operatives since 1953. [Read more: Lusher/Independent/5April2019]

Peace Activist or Atomic Spy? The Curious Case of a Cold War Nuclear Scientist. The two police officers trailed the university professor as he left his home in the southwest London suburbs and walked to the local railway station.

His name was Eric Burhop. An Australian immigrant who had become one of the United Kingdom's leading nuclear and theoretical physicists, he was also a former member of the team that built the first atomic bomb, a prominent peace campaigner, and the subject of surveillance by security services on at least three continents in the 1950s.

Tall and well built, with thinning hair and a ruddy complexion, Burhop walked "with a slight stoop and takes noticeably short strides," a later report noted. "He usually carries a small brown attache case and raincoat. Wears herring-bone tweed sports coats and grey flannels, brown shoes."

The officers, members of the UK's national security-focused Special Branch, followed as Burhop took the train to London's Waterloo station, where he was joined by a man of "medium build, oval face, clean shaven, tanned complexion," with whom he proceeded to University College London. [Read more: Griffiths/CNN/5April2019]

The Young Mother Who Took On the Nazis As Head of France's Biggest Spy Network.  In December 1940, the operations chief of France's largest spy network walked into a bar in the port city of Marseille to recruit a source. The potential recruit was named Gabriel Rivière. He was a burly, mustachioed man who knew more about maritime traffic in the Mediterranean than anyone in town, and as he stared at the spymaster, his jaw hit the floor.

"Good God!" he shouted. "It's a woman!"

Indeed. To be specific, it was Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, married, mother of two, slender, blond and barely in her 30s. In fairness, Fourcade herself in those early days harbored doubts as to whether she could pull off the gig. In "Madame Fourcade's Secret War," Lynne Olson writes of how Fourcade would lie awake after working 16-hour days, haunted by how to pay her team, how to keep them safe and, above all, this question: Would they obey a woman?

Yes, they would. Over the course of World War II, Fourcade built a network of agents across occupied France. They collected intelligence on the movements of German U-boats, on supply shipments sailing in and out of key ports, on which of the bridges into Paris were mined. They were frequently captured by Nazis (in Fourcade's case, twice) and, in some cases, escaped (again, Fourcade's record: 2-0). Also, she was shrewd about the advantages of low expectations. "Because she was a woman," Olson writes, she knew she would be underestimated, "a miscalculation on which she was determined to capitalize." [Read more: Kelly/WashingtonPost/5April2019]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Iran Floods Highlight Rivalry Between IRGC and Spy Agency. Following massive floods that inundated much of Iran, leaving dozens dead and hundreds injured, Iranian President Hassan Rohani curiously tasked his intelligence minister to visit Shiraz.

This sparked speculation and even mockery among Iranian social media users. After all, why did the president not send the Roads and Transportation minister or the Energy minister, whose authorities have more bearing on the problem?

Rohani's decision, however, was by no means accidental and must be considered an attempt by the government to steal the limelight from Iranian Major-General Mohammad Ali Jaafari, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), who shamelessly used the natural disaster as a public relations campaign against the government.[Read more: Alfoneh/ArabWeekly/7April2019]

Cyber Command, the NSA, and Operating in Cyberspace: Time to End the Dual Hat. To publish this article, I had to submit it for review to three separate organizations: the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, United States Cyber Command (my employer), and the National Security Agency (NSA). In total, it took just under two months to secure approval from all three organizations for public release, significantly longer than it took to actually write the article itself. And this is still substantially faster than Cyber Command's process to review and approve actual cyberspace operations, a system subjected to similar redundancy and repetition.

The organizational inefficiency inherent to both processes is a consequence of the "dual hat" relationship between NSA and Cyber Command, which entrusts the command of both organizations to a single individual. The original motivation for the arrangement - which was always intended to be temporary - was to allow a nascent Cyber Command to benefit from NSA's expertise, capabilities, and experience, which helped all of Cyber Command's teams to achieve full operational capability last year. In practice, the relationship allows a single individual to weigh the oft-competing interests of NSA and Cyber Command, whose responsibilities in the cyber domain frequently overlap. The dual hat command relationship has been continually reviewed by presidential administrations since its inception, and experts have made competing arguments for both the dissolution and continuation of the arrangement.

While most of the arguments for ending the dual hat relationship have focused on the successful buildup of Cyber Command or the risk to NSA's operations and capabilities, comparatively little attention has been given to how the organizational overlap with NSA affects Cyber Command's pursuit of its missions. [Read more: Schoka/WarOnTheRocks/3April2019]

Spy-Q. There I was, minding my own business. (Actually I was minding somebody else's business - editing an article. But that's my business.) Suddenly, something jumped out at me. It wasn't even a word. It was just a little hyphen. Not so dashing, but it drew a line.

The writer had hyphenated "counter-intelligence." Following AP Style, I removed the hyphen. Then I double- (and triple-) checked and found that the Oxford English Dictionary used the hyphen, but its American offspring removed it, and defined counterintelligence: "activities designed to prevent or thwart spying, intelligence gathering, and sabotage by an enemy or other foreign entity" (the New Oxford American Dictionary).

How and when did intelligence - "the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills" - come to mean "the collection of information of military or political value"? [Read more: Schiller/Harmodia/2April2019]

When Trump Overruled National Security Professionals, He Betrayed the Intelligence Community. Every day that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump hold the highest security clearances in the land, it insults current and former members of the U.S. intelligence community - those of us who made personal sacrifices and successfully cleared multiple hurdles to gain access to our nation's secrets.

I joined the Army in 2002, and that summer, after I finished basic training at Ft. Jackson in South Carolina, I went into the Army intelligence program. But first I was sequestered at the base; my security clearance had been held up for unclear reasons. While others in my class headed for sunny and dry Arizona, this Montanan was stuck in the muggy, damp heat of the South.

There were several of us whose paperwork was delayed. Because we were technically still recruits, drill sergeants gave us menial work to do. We picked up rocks from sidewalks and raked debris from lawns for eight hours a day to earn our paychecks.

By August we were exhausted from waiting. We researched other Army jobs that didn't require a security clearance. I was thinking, maybe, veterinary technician.

. . .

We need to locate and fix the holes in the clearance system. The president should not be able to hand out clearances like candy to his kids or to others with demonstrable risks. No one should have imperial power over our national security apparatus. I took my clearance seriously. I detailed every misstep I could think of, answered every question fully, waited patiently — and not so patiently — for the investigators and the professionals to pass judgment on my fitness. To abandon this protocol on one man's whim is a betrayal of my commitment, and it's a danger to our country. [Read more: Manning/LATimes/5April2019]

Former CIA AD/DO Jack Devine Releases "Spring 2019 Intelligence Report" to Private Clients; Soon to be available online

To their private clients, Jack Devine, the former Acting Director and Associate Director of CIA's Directorate of Operations, a founding partner of The Arkin Group, just released Devine's Spring 2019 Intelligence Report. Topics include: Mueller Report and Democrats' 2020 Hopes; North Korea Negotiation in Trouble; China Trade and 5G Competition; Venezuela Sinks Further; Mexico under AMLO; Comedian for Ukraine's Masses; and Cloudy Skies Remain for Saudi Arabia. Review back issues and visit again in a six weeks to read this Spring report. Currently popular is their February report to clients on "Venezuela, Mexico & Brazil: Rising Levels of Violence in Latin America."  These reports eventually are released online on The Arkin Group website here.


Section IV - Obituaries, Jobs, Research Assistance

Obituaries

Ann Gallagher, OSS Operative and career DIA Official

Ann Marie (Boyle) Gallagher, 96, an OSS Operative and 30-year career DIA Official, died 25 March 2019 in Alexandria, VA.

Ms. Gallagher was born in Pennsylvania, one of five daughters of a coal miner. She graduated from high school in Hazleton and took a job in Philadelphia as a clerk-typist for the Army Signal Corps. In 1942, she moved to a similar job in the War Department in Washington. In 1943 she joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), a WWII organization, and served in its Washington and London offices. While at the OSS she volunteered for an operation in the Mediterranean. She parachuted at night into a small German-held island, crawled through a tunnel leading under a German military command post, planted a listening device, and retraced her path through the storm sewer to the shore. A waiting boat ferried her back to Allied lines.
After the war Ms. Boyle became a civilian intelligence official with the military. Her postings included the counterintelligence corps of the U.S. military government in Berlin (1946-47), the U.S. Air Force attaché in New Delhi (1951-53), and several stints at the Pentagon, including 14 years with the Defense Intelligence Agency (1962-76). She retired in 1976. Admiral Bobby Inman, then a vice director of DIA, wrote that her "extraordinary devotion to duty," "initiative" and "imagination" had enabled DoD to "accomplish essential missions in an austere budget and manpower climate" in an "extremely high pressure environment, under constant strain."
In 1966, Ms. Boyle married Dennis Gallagher, a reporter and political press spokesman. She did not cook. The couple went out nearly every night to Pat Troy's Ireland's Own Restaurant and other pubs in Alexandria. In addition to Irish music, they enjoyed traveling, Democratic politics, OSS alumni meetings, and family.
In 2000, following the death of her husband, Ms. Gallagher resumed parachute jumping the next year. She was dissatisfied with her performance during the war, she explained: the flight crew had needed to push her out of the airplane. She found a skydiving service in Orange, VA, and began doing tandem parachute jumps every few months. It was "so beautiful, so peaceful," she told an interviewer in 2005. She continued jumping until she was nearly 90, when the liability insurer for the skydiving company ruled she was too old. She took her last trip abroad, to Ireland, when she was 85.
She is survived by nine nieces and nephews, and other family. A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Everly Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA. A funeral mass will be held at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church on April 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Quantico National Cemetery.

Bob Hanlon, former FBI, CIA Officer

Robert John Hanlon, 70, Former FBI and CIA Officer, died 3 April 2019 after a two-year battle with cancer.
After graduation from high school, he joined the U.S. Air Force and had tours of duty in Italy and Taiwan. Returning to civilian life, Bob worked briefly at the FBI before joining the Central Intelligence Agency. On his first overseas tour, he met and married his wife of 43 years, Linda.
Bob loved to travel and during his 25-year career with the CIA, he traveled far and wide.
Retiring to Williamsburg, Bob enjoyed playing golf and also became a rules official for the Middle Atlantic PGA. During this period, he and Linda vacationed every June in their favorite place of Positano, Italy.
He is survived by his wife, Linda, a daughter, and other family.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 12, at Bucktrout of Williamsburg, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA.

Karen Morr, CIA Economic Analyst, Developed Intel Analysis Department at DHS

Karen Terstappen Morr, 68, a CIA Economic Analyst and Deputy Chief of Cuba Division, died 24 January 2019 in Marco Island, FL, after a three year fight with a rare form of cancer.
She grew up in Newtown Square, PA and graduated from Marple Newtown High School where she was a celebrated scholar and athlete, particularly in field hockey. She graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Sweet Briar College in VA with a degree in French and Political Science. She spent her college junior year studying in France at the Institut d'Etudes Science Politique. The experience kindled a lifelong love of international travel and influenced the direction of her career.
Ms. Morr also earned a Master in Economics degree from Virginia Polytechnic and State University and in 1986 a Master in International Public Policy degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC.
She was recruited to join the CIA in 1973, which led to a 33-year career at the Agency centered on global economic research and analysis.
Ms. Morr held several positions of growing responsibility at the CIA, including serving as Branch Chief of Latin America East, Research Director for the Foreign Subversion and Instability Center, and Deputy Chief of the Middle America Cuba Division in the 1980s.
In 1993, she developed and led the Daily Economic Intelligence Brief (DEIB) to support the newly-created National Economic Council. A special TV episode of Joan Lunden's "Behind Closed Doors" documented her leadership on the DEIB. She was promoted into the Senior Intelligence Service (SIS) for her work.
In 2001, while serving in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), she was asked to help build an intelligence analysis office for the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS). She served as the first Director of Strategic Assessments at the new Department and later became the Acting Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis. For that work she was awarded the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement by the Director of National Intelligence.
Karen served DHS on loan from the CIA from 2002 until her retirement in 2006. She was a member of several professional associations related to national intelligence issues.
After the CIA and DHS, she continued her work to support the Intelligence Community in training, analysis, and business development at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), now Leidos, until 2016.
In Vienna, Ms. Morr was a member of Vienna Presbyterian Church, and an active participant in local parent-teacher association programs and Girl Scout troops. She was a gifted writer and pianist, an avid bike rider, a devoted friend and lover of travel and French cooking. She approached life with energy, intensity, and with a beautiful smile and an infectious laugh. She gave her all to anything she took on.
In 2014, the Morrs moved to Marco Island, FL, where Ms. Morr devoted her time to boating, genealogy, friends and her family. There they joined the First Presbyterian Church of Naples.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Morr, her two daughers, her mother, a sister, and other family.

Grady Vickers, career CIA DO Officer

Grady Alexander Vickers Jr, 87, a career CIA Clandestine Services officer, died 7 April 2019 in Vero Beach, FL.
He received an AA from Georgia Military College in 1952 and earned a BA in Sociology/Psychology from the University of Maryland in 1956, where he was a member of the Eta Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa.

Grady married his high school sweetheart, Nancy (Corrick) while attending the University of Maryland, and upon graduation, the couple joined the Central Intelligence Agency and embarked on a life of adventure. Grady served in the Directorate of Operations for 35 years and was posted in Spain, Ecuador, Viet Nam, and Mexico. Often utilizing his fluent Spanish, Grady worked for an additional 21 years as a contract instructor abroad. He set foot in more than 100 countries.

Grady and Nancy retired in Vero Beach, FL in 1993, where they planted roots in the Timber Ridge tennis community. He was active in the Space Coast Miata Club. He was an active member of the CIRA, AFIO, the Vero Beach Tennis Club, the IRC Republican Executive Committee, and The Mount Kenya Safari Club.

Grady and Nancy celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in February. He was a two-time cancer survivor and survived a brain injury sustained on the tennis court.
He is survived by his wife Nancy, two children, a brother, and other family. A gathering of family and friends will be held 2-4 pm, Friday, April 12, 2019 at Strunk Funeral Home. Burial at the Rockville Cemetery in Rockville, Maryland will take place at a later date.


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FireEye Has Many Positions in Arlington, Herndon, Reston, Rosslyn, Virginia, and Fort Meade, Maryland

 

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Research Assistance

CAVEAT: AFIO does not "vet" or endorse research inquiries, career announcements, or job offers. Reasonable-sounding inquiries and career offerings are published as a service to our members, and for researchers, educators, and subscribers. You are urged to exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding, and should verify the source independently before deciding if you wish to supply a resume, career data, or personal information. Your participation in research aids the Intelligence Community and future officers.

Professor/Researcher Seeks Identification of Events Significantly Affected by Intelligence for "When Intelligence Made a Difference" AFIO Publication

AFIO is beginning a new educational project entitled "When Intelligence Made a Difference." We invite you to identify events involving any nation or organization when the outcome was affected significantly by intelligence.
We plan to publish edited submissions serially in our print-only member magazine Intelligencer: Journal of US Intelligence Studies.

If you are interested in contributing an article, please email peter.oleson@afio.com. Briefly state what event you have in mind, and include your bio. [AFIO will identify authors by name and current or former title only — no multi-line biographies.] If your suggestion is a good fit for this project, we will respond asking for your comments on that event, not to exceed 1,500 words (excluding footnotes).
When you send your article and bio, please let us know if you have ever had prior employment or contract work within the US Intelligence Community -- and, to meet pre-publication review requirements, supply a copy of the official approval letter or email you received back, naming and clearing for publication the article you are sending us. Without this, we are unable to consider or include your article in the publication.

As with most nonprofit academic publications, contributors will not be paid, however AFIO will publish under broad, pro-educational Creative Commons copyright. Therefore, authors retain the right to use their articles anywhere else they wish, after its publication in Intelligencer.
Eight weeks after publication of your contribution in the print-only version of Intelligencer, the article will then appear on AFIO's website for general public/educational access. Since the time of 1) an article's acceptance, and 2) appearance in print, and then 3) inclusion online can run eighteen months to three years from start-to-finish, a title-author listing of all accepted forthcoming articles (but no summaries) will be included in a print edition of Intelligencer and online. So it is imperative authors be patient as these articles are released on this serialized basis, in our two or three journal issues per year. By submitting an article to us authors acknowledge and accept these provisions.

This project would make a good class assignment. Accepted articles would give students a publication credit in a recognized journal.

Again, if you wish to participate or explore more aspects of this project, email Peter Oleson at peter.oleson@afio.com.

Professor seeks interviews with Intelligence Analysts on "nature of intelligence expertise in the private sector."

My name is Brendan McQuade. I am writing to request interviews for a new research project on private intelligence analysts. I am currently an assistant professor of sociology at SUNY-Cortland. In the 2019-2020 academic year, I will be moving to the criminology department at the University of Southern Maine. 

For several years, I studied the police intelligence systems set up under the Department of Homeland Security. As part of this research, I did a side project on the nature of intelligence expertise. In the attached article, I concluded that analysts often struggled to produce intelligence on their own terms. Instead of creating "rational" knowledge within arrangements defined and controlled by other intelligence experts, they produced "political" knowledge within arrangements defined and controlled by administrators, who often are not experts in intelligence. This is not to say that intelligence is "political" in the conventional sense of partisanship. Rather, it is to say that the autonomy of intelligence experts is often undermined by institutional politics within the state, i.e. the battle over the nature of policy and the distribution of resources. I concluded that this condition was a result of the unique position of intelligence experts and their near exclusive reliance on one consumer: the government.  In this follow up study, I am investigating whether intelligence analysts in the private sector avoid this situation. Can private sector analysts achieve more professional autonomy because they have an audience that spans the government and private sector?

For this research project, I am interested in a series of semi-structured interviews with a broad range of intelligence professionals. I am looking for interviewees at all career stages and with varied professional and educational backgrounds. All interviews for this project are voluntary and anonymous. In subsequent published work, interviewees will only be identified in general terms such as "a mid-career analyst with previous experience working in government." I am hoping to start conducting phone interviews soon as possible. If you are interested in participating this study or have any related questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Thank you for your time and consideration.

To participate contact: Brendan McQuade, Assistant Professor, Sociology/Anthropology Department, SUNY Cortland, Moffet Center 2120, PO Box 2000, Cortland, NY 13045. Email: brendan.mcquade@cortland.edu; or brendan.i.mcquade@gmail.com. Or call him at Office: 607-753-2561 or
Cell: 607-621-0815


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: 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

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 7 pm - Las Vegas, NV - The AFIO Roger E. McCarthy Las Vegas Chapter hears from John Getter on "Choosing Excellence."

The AFIO Roger E. McCarthy Las Vegas Chapter has a full program of business and speaker presentation at this April 10 meeting. President Schiffbauer will update the chapter on activities (new and old business) and there will be a presentation by John Getter.
John Getter is a professional speaker, trainer, consultant and recovering television journalist. He began his career at a small town radio station while still in high school. Last year, he was part of the team nominated for a National Emmy Award for NBC News coverage of the October 1 shootings. He has served major media outlets and consulted with private and public sector clients and political candidates.

John is the author of three books about space exploration that are available on Amazon Books and other outlets. As the space and science reporter for KHOU-TV (CBS), John provided in-depth coverage of the first 35 space shuttle missions. He was a regular contributor to and consultant for CBS News, regularly seen in more than 100 countries and on CNN. He continues his broadcast journalism producing coverage for several American and International Channels.

And that's where he had some adventures as he worked to cover his beat – the shuttle program – as they were testing their ability to operate in secret.

John led projects involving both the Russian MIR and International Space Stations, leading teams in Russia and the USA.

Event location: Los Prados Country Club, Las Vegas, NV 89130
Timing: 5:30 p.m. - Enjoy the Los Prados Club restaurant and bar; 7 p.m. - Call to Order -- G. Schiffbauer; Pledge of Allegiance & Moment of Tribute -- G. Schiffbauer; Chapter Update – G. Schiffbauer; New Business; Adjournment of Business Meeting; Raffle Drawing.
RSVP: Linda Cohn, Chapter Secretary, at lasvegasafo@gmail.com or call 702-239-1370, if you have any questions. The chapter looks forward to seeing you!

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 - noon; Luncheon at noon - 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. Our morning presentation will be a review current issues in fraud and protection countermeasures covering identity theft. Our afternoon presenter is Kenneth Gray, one of our members who has recently published in the Academy of Criminal Justice Science (ACJS) journal an article along with a former student on research they conducted on the threat of hobby-level drones potentially being used as a weapon, and a look at the current technology that could counter this threat. In their research they found the majority of law enforcement agencies are both unaware of the threat and are ill-equipped to counter this threat.

LOCATION: The AFIONE chapter meeting will be held at the MIT Endicott House in Dedham Mass. Their website is here. Address is: 80 Haven St, 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 per person. We can no longer accept walk-ins. Emails regarding your plans to attend will be accepted if you are late meeting the deadline. These must be sent to Ms Sarah Moore no later than 3 days prior to the event
********Luncheon reservations must be made by 17 April 2019. ************** 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. The day starts with a welcome and orientation by James Hughes, AFIO President, former CIA and NSA, and M.E. Spike Bowman, AFIO Chairman, former Navy, NSA, FBI, ODNI, followed by a presentation by Robert Jackall, Professor Emeritus, Williams College. The morning panel is moderated by Robert S. Litt 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), former Dean of the Army War College. 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. He 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. His topic this evening will be: "Back to the Future: Battlefield Nuclear Weapons in South Asia."

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

Thursday 18 April 2019, 11 a.m. - noon - Washington, DC - The U.S.-China Economic Relationship: Paradigm Shift or More of the Same? A presentation by Carl Schonander at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School

Carl Schonander, Senior Vice President for Global Public Policy, Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)
Mr. Schonander will discuss what the Trump Administration's trade, investment, and export control policies portend for the U.S.-China economic relationship.

Where: Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, 1620 L St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
RSVP Required and can be done here. There is no fee to attend.
Attire is business or business casual
Questions to Frank Fletcher at events@dmgs.org. Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security reserves the right to refuse entry and may ask for government issued photo identification.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 8 - 10 a.m. - McLean, VA - GEOINT 2019 Sneak Peek

GEOINT 2019 Sneak Peek
The GEOINT 2019 Symposium returns to San Antonio, Texas, June 2-5. Before we gather for a week of training, learning, exhibiting, and networking, USGIF wants to share with you what our partners at NGA will be looking for as well as what they plan to showcase at GEOINT 2019.
Join us for breakfast at Maggiano's on Tuesday, April 23, to hear from: Sandra Auchter, Deputy Associate Director of Capabilities, NGA; William Caniano, Director, Office of Corporate Communications, NGA; Christy Monaco, Chief Ventures Officer, Office of Ventures and Innovation, NGA.

Agenda: 7:30 am – Registration and Coffee; 8:00 am – Welcome and Breakfast; 8:30 am – Government Presentations and Audience Q&A; 10:00 am – Networking
Registration Fee: Individual Members: $35; Non-Members: $50

Location: Maggiano's Tyson's Corner, 2001 International Dr., McLean, VA 22102

Event Type:Social/Networking, Regular registration starts on Jan 31, 2019 and ends on Apr 23, 2019. Late registration starts on Apr 24, 2019.
Register here.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 7:30 to 8:45 pm - McLean, VA - The Future of the War on Terror -- ISIS and After by Ilan Berman at the Westminster Institute

Timing: Reception at 7 pm, program begins at 7:30.
Ilan Berman is Senior Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC. An expert on regional security in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Russia, he has consulted for both the CIA and the Defense Department, and provided assistance on foreign policy and national security issues to a range of governmental agencies.
Event location: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101
Fee: None
Register 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.

2 - 5 June 2019 - San Antonio, TX - GEOINT 2019

GEOINT 2019 is hosted and produced by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), a non-profit, non-lobbying educational organization, the annual GEOINT Symposium is the nation's largest gathering of industry, academia, and government to include Defense, Intelligence and Homeland Security Communities as well as commercial, Fed/Civil, State and Local geospatial intelligence stakeholders.

The event annually attracts more than 4,000 attendees from all over the world, features more than 250 exhibiting organizations, offers 50 hours of training sessions, and countless opportunities to learn, exchange ideas, and network. The event is held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.

Need support for your request to attend? Download the GEOINT 2019 Justification Letter.

Monday, 10 - 12 June 2019, 8 am - 5 pm - Queens County, NY - IAFIE 15th Annual Conference Featuring John Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counter-terrorism, NYPD.

The International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) expects many excellent papers and panels at their upcoming annual conference in New York City. Several distinguished speakers will include John Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism, NYPD. Don't miss this great opportunity to network and get the latest developments in intelligence education.

Consider bringing any interested students to the conference. There is another wonderful student poster competition planned and your students' participation is welcomed!

Event location: St Johns University, Queens Campus, NY. Accommodations arranged with Courtyard New York Queens/Fresh Meadows, or Fairfield Inn & Suites NY Queens/Fresh Meadows. Shuttle services between both locations and the conference location will be available. The campus is conveniently situated halfway between Laguardia and JFK airports.

To register: do so at this link.

Qs?: Additional information available from Keith Cozine at tel 973-928-1154 or cozinek@stjohns.edu

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 6 - 10:30 pm - Washington, DC - Michael Morell and Jill Singer, Co-Chairs, invite you to The Honorable William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner at the International Spy Museum

The William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner will take place at the new home of the International Spy Museum in L'Enfant Plaza. On this special evening, more than 500 attendees will gather to recognize the men and women who have served in the field of National Security with integrity and distinction.
Each year, The Honorable William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award is given to an individual who has embodied the values of our esteemed friend, mentor, and leader — Judge William H. Webster. This year's honoree is someone known for his invaluable service and contributions to the Intelligence Community, someone that has worked from the ground up and has been both a provider and consumer of intelligence with more than 20 years of experience. It is with great pride that we announce the 2019 honoree is General Michael V. Hayden, former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
AWARD DINNER CO-CHAIRS: Mr. Michael Morell, Senior Counselor, Beacon Global Strategies and Former Deputy Director and former Acting Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Ms. Jill Singer, Vice President, National Security, AT&T Public Sector & Wholesale; Former Chief Information Officer, National Reconnaissance Office.
Tickets range from $495 to $15,000. Explore your registration options here.

This event is closed to media.

Event location: The New International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024. Directions here.


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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