AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #14-19 dated 9 April 2019
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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE
Section IV - Obituaries, Jobs, Research Assistance
Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others
New and Forthcoming Books of the Week
Broken Arrow: How the U.S. Navy Lost a Nuclear Bomb
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.
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.
Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps: A Life of John Buchan
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.
Book may be ordered here.
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.
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 & PRECEDENCEInside 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]
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.
. . .
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
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.
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.
Karen Morr, CIA Economic Analyst, Developed Intel Analysis Department at DHS
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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
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 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
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
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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
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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.
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
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.
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)
Where: Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, 1620 L St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 8 - 10 a.m. - McLean, VA - GEOINT 2019 Sneak Peek
GEOINT 2019 Sneak Peek
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
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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.orgWednesday, 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
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 788-page Guide to the Study of Intelligence. Peter C. Oleson, Editor, also makes a good gift. View authors and table of contents here.
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