AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #15-19 dated 16 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

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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The WIN editors attempt to include a wide range of articles and commentary in the Weekly Notes to inform and educate our readers. However, the views expressed in the articles are purely those of the authors, and in no way reflect support or endorsement from the WIN editors or the AFIO officers and staff. We welcome comments from the WIN readers on any and all articles and commentary.
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Recently Spotted of Interest:

The Netherlands Intelligence Studies Association

The Netherlands Intelligence Studies Association (NISA) is an independent study association established in 1991. The aim of the association is to promote academic research and education in the Netherlands with regard to the development, task and organization and working methods of governmental and private institutions involved in intelligence, counterintelligence, security and related past activities, the present and the future.

The NISA currently has around 90 members. Members of the association are academics, media representatives, employees or former employees of intelligence, security, police and private organizations. The board of the association consists of a chairman, a secretary, a treasurer and a number of board members. Becoming a member is only possible on the recommendation of a number of sitting members and after successful completion of a co-optation procedure.

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UPCOMING EVENTS


The Role of Intelligence in a Free Society

Cyberwar, Leaks, FISA, Domestic and Foreign Use and Misuse of Intelligence, Concocting Reasons to Spy on Political Rivals,
plus the all new International Spy Museum.

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

Register here.

PROGRAM: speakers and venues here.
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.
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 Hotel, Tysons at 8 a.m. sharp to arrive at the new International Spy Museum at 9 a.m.

Remarks will be provided by Museum Representatives COL Christopher Costa USA (Ret.), Executive Director of the museum; and Dr. Vince Houghton, the museum's Curator and Historian.

External speakers will include STEPHEN K. BLACK, Director, Office of Intelligence and CI, Department of EnergyDAVID IGNATIUS, author and journalist; and PETER SINGER, author and futurist.

TIMING: 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 and will be held at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Tysons Corner, and features a full day of speakers and panels.

MORNING: The day starts with Welcome 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, discussing "Intelligence Work in a Postmodern World."

The morning panel, moderated by ROBERT S. LITT, former General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, will cover "Intelligence and Democracy: Time to Rethink FISA and Intelligence Oversight." It features panelists GLENN GERSTELL, General Counsel, NSA; JOHN RIZZO, former Chief Legal Officer, CIA; and SUZANNE SPAULDING, Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS in what should be a spirited exchange of views.

LUNCH: Our luncheon keynote will be CHRIS INGLIS, former Deputy Director, National Security Agency

Ambassador RONALD NEUMANN, President of the American Academy of Diplomacy, follows. 

AFTERNOON: An afternoon panel on "Totalitarian States' Use of Technology Against the U.S." will be moderated by CHRISTOPHER PARKER, former CIA Clandestine Operations and S&T officer (and member of AFIO Board), with panelists Ambassador JOSEPH DeTRANI, former Director of the National Counterproliferation Center; KEVIN McCARTY, former CIA and National Security Council Staff; JOHN SANO, former Deputy Director, CIA's National Clandestine Service (and AFIO Board); and TOSHI YOSHIHARA PhD, former professor Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and at the Naval War College.

Day Two includes buffet breakfast and lunch.

EVENING: The day will close with an evening cocktail reception and our "Spies in Black Ties" five-course Champagne Banquetfeaturing a presentation by John Bennett, former Director of CIA's National Clandestine Service.

TIMING: Day Two begins at 7 a.m. with a buffet breakfast and chapter workshop. Programs begin at 9 a.m. Daytime programs end at 4:30 p.m. Optional Cocktail reception and "Spies in Black Ties" Banquet from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
 
Buses will transport attendees from the DoubleTree Hilton, Tysons, to the International Spy Museum and back. The second day of event takes place at the DoubleTree 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. Overnight sleeping room reservations may be made online at this link or by calling (703) 893-2100. The special room rate is $139/night but ACT NOW for it ends shortly. 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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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.
 

New and Forthcoming Books of the Week

The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War
by Antonio J. Mendez, Jonna Mendez, with Matt Baglio
(PublicAffairs, May 2019)

"An insider's look at CIA operations in Moscow, the most challenging operational city in the world, revealing the tradecraft precepts used to keep priceless assets productive against overwhelming KGB surveillance. Written by two of the people who created these breakthrough tactics, The Moscow Rules takes you every step of the way on the snowy streets of Moscow." —Jason Matthews, author of the Red Sparrow trilogy

"Even inside the CIA, very few know the whole story of how the highest-level CIA tradecraft was developed for use in Moscow. The legendary Tony and Jonna Mendez were a vital part of creating that tradecraft, and their riveting insider account is unlike any spy story that's ever been published." —Joe Weisberg, creator/executive producer, The Americans

"A gripping read. Thanks to Tony Mendez's extraordinary talent, the CIA was able to elude KGB surveillance to carry out high-risk, high-payoff operations with impunity-until tripped up by traitors within our own ranks. It's all in this book-the good, the bad, and the ugly, unflinchingly revealed. Tony and his wife and coauthor, Jonna, were two of the stars from the Office of Technical Service, CIA's version of James Bond's 'Q,' and key to so many of the agency's successes-and nowhere more so than in Moscow during the Cold War." —Jack Downing, former Chief of Station, Moscow, and the CIA's former Deputy Director for Operations

"Intriguing true stories of the techniques of CIA spying on the dangerous front line of the Cold War." —Dame Stella Rimington, former Director of MI5

Book may be ordered here.


Strategic Warning Intelligence: History, Challenges, and Prospects
by John A. Gentry and Joseph S. Gordon
(Georgetown University Press, Jan 2019)

Gentry and Gordon update our understanding of strategic warning intelligence analysis for the twenty-first century. Strategic warning—the process of long-range analysis to alert senior leaders to trending threats and opportunities that require action—is a critical intelligence function. It also is frequently misunderstood and underappreciated. The authors draw on both their practitioner and academic backgrounds to present a history of the strategic warning function in the US intelligence community. They outline the capabilities of analytic methods, explain why strategic warning analysis is so hard, and discuss the special challenges strategic warning encounters from senior decision-makers. They also compare how strategic warning functions in other countries, evaluate why the US has in recent years emphasized current intelligence instead of strategic warning, and recommend warning-related structural and procedural improvements in the US intelligence community. The authors examine historical case studies, including postmortems of warning failures, to provide examples of the analytic points they make. Strategic Warning Intelligence will interest scholars and practitioners and will be an ideal teaching text for intermediate and advanced students.

1. Concepts of Strategic Warning Intelligence
2. Four Classic Warning Cases
3. Types of Government Warning Institutions
4. The Evolution of U.S., British, Dutch, and NATO Warning Institutions
5. Warning Methodological Issues
6. The "Indications and Warning" Analytic Method
7. Other Warning Analytic Techniques
8. Cognitive, Psychological, and Character Issues
9. Producers of Warning Intelligence beyond Formal Intelligence Communities
10. Dealing with Senior Intelligence Consumers
11. Institutional Issues
12. The Future of Strategic Warning Intelligence

Book may be ordered here from Amazon. However, Georgetown Univ Press offers a special discount to AFIO members if they use discount code TGUF at this link.


The Shadow War: Inside Russia and China's Secret Operations to Undermine America
by Jim Sciutto
(Harper Books, May 2019)

CNN's Chief National Security Correspondent reveals the invisible fronts of twenty-first century warfare and identifies the ongoing battles being waged from disinformation campaigns to advanced satellite weaponry.

The United States is currently under attack from multiple adversaries—yet few Americans have any sense of the dangers threatening us. Military and intelligence reporter Sciutto traces the expanding web of attacks that amount to an undeclared war on America.

From Ukraine to the South China Sea, Cuba to the earth's atmosphere, to America's Space Command, and from inside the U.S. IC, Sciutto paints a picture of a nation targeted by a new brand of warfare. America is engaged in a Shadow War on multiple fronts, with multiple enemies. The practitioners include America's most familiar adversaries: Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran. But unlike conventional warfare, these conflicts are primarily conducted in the shadows, with no formal declaration and use multiple fronts and sources, from influential businessmen and lawyers to hackers.

Sciutto introduces the array of soldiers, sailors, submariners and their commanders, space engineers, computer scientists, and civilians on the front lines of America's counter to the assaults.

Book may be ordered here.



Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

The Marines Look to Elevate Signals Intelligence and Electronic Warfare. In an era of complex geopolitics of peer and near-peer adversaries racing to advance electronic warfare (EW), the U.S. Marine Corps, like the other services, is centering on improving its signals intelligence (SIGINT) and electronic warfare operations. The service is examining its training and how it integrates the capabilities into its battalions.

The Marine Corps' efforts in so-called SIGINT and EW was the focus of this year's Signals Intelligence Day held on Capitol Hill and organized by the Association of Old Crows Advocacy's Signals Intelligence Industry Partnership.

Leaders on hand to speak to the service's activities included: Guy Jordan, acting director, Intelligence, U.S. Marine Corps (USMC); Col. Randolph Pugh, USMC, commanding officer, USMC Intelligence Schools; Col. Dave Burton, USMC, program manager, Intelligence Systems, USMC Systems Command. [Read more: Underwood/Signal/12April/2019]

President Dismisses First Deputy Chief of Ukraine's Foreign Intelligence Agency. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko says that he has dismissed Serhiy Semochko from the position of the First Deputy Chief of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine on April 12.

The President made a corresponding statement at the National Sports Complex "Olimpiysky" in Kyiv, where he arrived to participate in the pre-election debate with presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"Serhiy Semochko, the First Deputy Chief of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, was dismissed from his position on Friday," Poroshenko stressed. [Read more: Ukrinform/16April2019]

Sudan Military Vows to Reform Intelligence Service Amid Protests. Sudan's ruling military council has announced a raft of concessions aimed at appeasing protesters calling for a civilian-led transition to democracy following the overthrow of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir.

Shams Eldin Kabashi, a spokesman for the council, vowed on Sunday to restructure the widely feared National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), a key demand from the political parties and movements behind the months-long protests that triggered Bashir's removal by the armed forces.

Activists accuse NISS forces of violently cracking down on protests as well as an ongoing sit-in outside the army headquarters, killing dozens of protesters and wounding hundreds more.

Kabashi said the council has appointed Lieutenant General Abu Bakr Mustafa to head the NISS following the recent resignation of Salah Abdallah Mohamed Saleh, known as Salah Gosh. [Read more: AlJazeera/14April2019]

Hebrew University's New Army Intelligence Program Not Welcomed By All.  The Hebrew University of Jerusalem will be home to an army base for intelligence officers after being selected to run a prestigious military academic program. But not everyone is happy about it.

As part of the Havatzalot project, the officers in training will wear their uniforms on campus and have separate living quarters monitored by security cameras and that can only be entered with a biometric pass. Participants agree to allow their professors to update the Israel Defense Forces about their grades and attendance.

The strict lifestyle will prevent the students from integrating into campus life, argue some at the university, and could intimidate Arab students and staff, say others. [Read more: JTA/15April2019]

Venezuelan Ex-Spy Chief Arrested in Spain. A former Venezuelan spy chief has been arrested by Spanish authorities who acted on an extradition request from the United States, where he is wanted for drug trafficking.

Hugo Carvajal, who had also served as a lawmaker in President Nicolás Maduro's ruling party, was taken in by Spanish police in Madrid on Friday afternoon, the Spanish police said. He is now expected to appear on Saturday before a Spanish judge, who will review the extradition request.

Mr. Carvajal left Venezuela after making a dramatic break from Mr. Maduro's government and telling The New York Times in an interview in February that he had witnessed multiple members of Venezuela's government being involved in drug trafficking. [Read more: Casey&Minder/NYTimes/12April2019]

ICE Now Aided by 'Enhanced' Spy Powers. Under President Donald Trump, IC - the law enforcement agency that arrests and deports undocumented immigrant - has quietly grown closer to at least one of America's intelligence agencies, according to a letter from a top American intelligence official reviewed by The Daily Beast.

The change, which came behind closed doors and without fanfare, has concerned civil liberties advocates. And the Department of Homeland Security, which houses ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), isn't answering questions about it.

The revelation came in a letter that David Glawe, DHS' undersecretary for intelligence and analysis, wrote to Congress late last year. This letter, the contents of which have not been previously reported, sheds new light on ICE's relationship with the 17 U.S. government organizations that collect and analyze intelligence, known collectively as the Intelligence Community or IC. But the letter also raises a host of questions. [Read more: Woodruff/DailyBeast/15April2019]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Retired Intelligence Community Sailors Visit IWTC Virginia Beach. The Old Salts and Assorted Spies Association visited Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Virginia Beach, April 12.

Old Salts and Assorted Spies is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a social and recreational organization for retirees of the U.S. Naval Reserve Intelligence Command and the former Naval Reserve Intelligence Program.

During their visit to IWTC Virginia Beach, the group received an informational brief on recent changes to naval intelligence and the information warfare community. The brief provided an opportunity for the retirees to ask questions about the current state of naval intelligence, including changes to mobilizations, length of deployments and the ownership of the Joint Regional Intelligence Centers (JRIC). [Read more: DeGhetto/DVIDS/12April2019]

European Spies Sought Lessons From Dictators' Brutal 'Operation Condor'. British, West German and French intelligence agencies sought advice from South America's bloody 1970s dictatorships on how to combat leftwing "subversion", according to a newly declassified CIA document.

The European intelligence services wanted to learn about "Operation Condor", a secret programme in which the dictatorships of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador conspired to kidnap and assassinate members of leftwing guerrilla groups in each other's territories.

Exactly how many people died as a result is unknown, but the conspiracy led to the deaths of at least 100 people in Argentina. And according to the CIA document dated 7 April 1978, European spies were keen to find out how it worked. [Read more: Goni/TheGuardian/16April2019]

There Was a Spy Inside Hitler's SS. Here's What He Did to Stop the Nazis. On June 8, 1942, with the Second World War at its height, a Nazi officer in civilian uniform entered the Institute of Hygiene in Berlin and was shown into the office of Major Kurt Gerstein. The visitor brought an order from his superior, Adolf Eichmann, of the Reich Security Main Office: Gerstein was to collect a large quantity of a special gas from a secret factory and deliver it to a location in Poland.

The gas was Zyklon B, a variant of hydrocyanic or prussic acid, which released deadly fumes on contact with the air. Its use was not discussed.

Gerstein already knew. Earlier that year he had received a briefing document about the creation of "necessary" buildings in an occupied Poland "for the gassing of the Jews." Gerstein suspected that Zyklon B was the means by which the mass murder would be accelerated.

But despite his black tunic with the lightning SS collar flashes, Gerstein was no ordinary Nazi. He had joined the Waffen SS to expose its crimes. Now, he would not only be a witness to the horror - he was being ordered to ensure the instrument of murder was delivered to its destination. [Read more: Lewis/History/12April2019]

Science History: Joan-Eleanor, The Woman Who Never Was. In today's consumer marketplace, it sometimes seems all one needs do to sell a tech product is put an "i" at the front of the name and include a USB port.

In computer history, some of the early portable or personal computers were named for their developers, such as Adam Osborne's Osborne 1, or Andrew Kay's Kaypro machine.

Apple's march to becoming a technology powerhouse gained terrific momentum with the prosaically named Macintosh computer in 1984, but before the ubiquitous Mac caught the attention of millions came the Apple Lisa.

Officially, Lisa was an acronym for "Local Integrated Software Architecture", but it was also the name of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' daughter. [Read more: Glofeld/Cosmos/15April2019]

Daniel Hoffman Swaps Foreign Intelligence for Elite-Level Swimming Gig. Daniel Hoffman spent most of his career in government service, including international work as a CIA station chief. Now, the retiree is turning more of his attention to an area that has been a lifelong passion - swimming.

Hoffman is a senior adviser to the International Swimming League, the first professional sports league for elite swimming. On April 9, the organization announced support from a slate of former and reigning Olympians and named Kaitlin Sandeno, an American Olympic gold medalist, world champion and former world record-holder as general manager for the DC Trident, the capital area ISL team.

The league is currently made up of elite teams from the U.S. and several European nations. Each team will be composed of 12 male and 12 female swimmers, and those swimmers can be from countries around the world.

"The International Swim League team asked me if I wanted to play a role as an adviser because of my own swimming background and also because it's an international league with planned competitions both in the states and overseas," Hoffman said. "I said: ‘That sounds right up my alley. That would be a lot of fun to do that.'" [Read more: Kirkland/WashingtonExec/15April2019]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Air Force Manned Reconnaissance at a Crossroads. After more than 25 years of successful but one-sided combat operations, plans to replace the U.S. Air Force's legacy big-wing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft with new jets are in doubt. As Air Force planners see it, advances by "near-peer" adversaries such as Russia and China put these valuable but vulnerable assets at considerable risk. The Air Force already canceled recapitalization of the E-8C Joint STARS in favor of the Advanced Battle Management System - an integrated network of sensors across multiple platforms - with the rationale that any new non-stealthy airplanes would be easy prey for advanced fighters and anti-aircraft weapons. A recent Air Force announcement puts a replacement of the 60-year-old RC-135 reconnaissance fleet in similar jeopardy, an ill-considered choice that focuses exclusively on combat survival at the expense of essential peacetime operations. [Read more: Hopkins/WarontheRocks/ 16April2019]

Who's in Your Social Network? Why You Can't Always Trust Your Online Friends. Those who are on online invariably also have a presence within the milieu we call "social networks." One of the most popular social networks for professionals is LinkedIn, which continues to be highlighted by intelligence professionals including the Director of theNational Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), for the aggressive measures being taken by China to turn professional networking into intelligence gathering.

The indictments and convictions for espionage with references to LinkedIn continue to increase, but the U.S. is not alone.

Counterintelligence entities within the governments of the United Kingdom and Germany in their own annual counterintelligence reports to their oversight committees, have highlighted how the leveraging of LinkedIn to advance China's espionage goals are not hypothetical.

When you crunch the numbers, it's not hard to see why the social network is a tool of choice for foreign intelligence operations - the numbers reveal how bountiful the harvest of opportunity is. [Read more: Burgess/ClearanceJobs/11April2019]

How Much Did WikiLeaks Damage U.S. National Security? To its supporters, the WikiLeaks disclosures have revealed a wealth of important information that the U.S. government wanted to keep hidden, particularly in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This included abuses by the military and a video that showed a U.S. helicopter attack in Iraq on suspected militants. Those killed turned out to be unarmed civilians and journalists.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, now under arrest in Britain, has often argued that no one has been harmed by the WikiLeaks disclosures.

But many in the national security community say the leaks were harmful to a broad range of people. However, they generally say the damage was limited and has faded since the first big WikiLeaks dump in 2010, which included hundreds of thousands of classified documents from the U.S. military and the State Department. [Read more: Myre/NPR/12April2019]

Is Trump a Russian Agent?: Explaining Terms of Art and Examining the Facts. A number of commentators and critics have labeled President Trump an Agent of the Russian Federation. It is often not clear if they mean that he is unwittingly adopting Russian propaganda, knowingly doing the bidding of the Kremlin or is an out-and-out controlled secret asset of the Russian intelligence services. All are sordid. Some are merely repulsive while others are illegal and even treasonous (in the common though not legal understanding of that term). Even former FBI acting Director Andrew McCabe answered, "I think it's possible" when asked if President Trump might be an asset of Russian intelligence.

I think it is entirely plausible that Mr. Trump is somehow compromised by his personal and financial dealings with Russia and Russians, but I do not think he is an "agent" in the sense that intelligence professionals use the term. Let me explain. [Read more: Sipher/JustSecurity/16April2019]

Remembering the Bay of Pigs: Law and Covert War. Tomorrow is an ignominious anniversary. On that date in 1961, about 1,400 American-trained Cuban exiles launched a secret invasion of Cuba in an effort to overthrow the Fidel Castro regime. After landing on the island's southern coast at the Bay of Pigs, the invading guerrillas were routed by government forces. The humiliating disaster gave rise to a rare, publicly available Justice Department analysis of presidential power to wage covert war.

Although the botched Bay of Pigs operation was carried out in the first year of the Kennedy administration, most of its planning took place during the preceding Eisenhower administration. As historian William Hitchcock explains in "The Age of Eisenhower," "Taking office, [Kennedy] found a large, complex plan already in place, endorsed by the greatest soldier of the era, and now backed by the Joint Chiefs and the CIA."

Congress established the Central Intelligence Agency during the Truman administration, but Eisenhower did the most of any president to institutionalize the CIA's role in covert warfare outside the context of declared or overt armed conflicts—and while keeping Congress largely in the dark. That history is itself interesting because Eisenhower believed strongly in Congress's constitutional primacy with regard to overt warfare, as I described in recent essays about his approach to Formosa (as Taiwan was then called by the U.S. government) and the Middle East. Yet "as the CIA grew," writes Hitchcock, "it was aided enormously by a compliant Congress. Rather than act as a watchdog, Congress ceded control of covert activities to the president." [Read more: Waxman/Lawfare/16April2019]


Section IV - Obituaries, Jobs, Research Assistance

Obituaries

William C. Bechtold, NSA EE Expert and Inventor

William Clement Bechtold, 81, an Electrical Engineer and Inventor at NSA, died 13 April 2019 in Frederick, MD. After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1962 with a degree in Electrical Engineering he moved to Laurel, MD.
Mr. Bechtold was a career government servant, which included two years active and five years reserve service as Army Military Intelligence Officer after which he enjoyed thirty-nine years in government research and development with the National Security Agency. He retired from the agency in 2001 and was a lifetime member of the Phoenix Society. He never imagined that his work would contribute to the emerging technologies, on which we rely today, he felt like it was a dream come true conducting hands-on work related to antenna and electromagnetic propagation techniques. He enjoyed recognition in his field from his peers and global experts. In addition to research he mentored young engineers, developed and taught formal post -graduate course related to antenna theory.
In addition to being a member of several technical societies, he participated in the Washington area Catholic Cursillo movement, was a founding member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, and member and past Grand Knight of Patuxent Counsel, Knights of Columbus, both in Laurel, MD.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret, a son and two daughters, and other family.

RSVPs requested for Joseph P. HAYES Memorial Service

HAYES Joseph P. - MEMORIAL SERVICE.
Former Officers and Colleagues asked to RSVP for Celebration of Life of Joseph P. Hayes.
Former officers and colleagues of the late Joe Hayes will know that we lost Joe on 10 February [see AFIO WINs #07-19 dated 19 February 2019] of heart failure. He was laid to rest soon after at Quantico National Cemetery. Rather than having a large funeral service, Joe's wife, Marbeth, and sons Mark and Eric, wished to have a memorial Celebration of Life on 5 May 2019, near the date of his birthday.
The Service will be held at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, VA. Those who wish to attend are asked to gather at 1:00 PM. Remarks will be offered by the family and some other speakers beginning at 1:30 PM, after which anyone in attendance will be offered the opportunity to share thoughts if they wish to do so.
In order to get an estimate of likely attendance, those who expect to join the Celebration are asked to send a short response before 28 April to John Alford, at email address Alford_John@bah.com
Please let others know about this Celebration—Meadowlark can hold up to 230 people.

Cynthia Helms, widow of former DCI Richard Helms

Cynthia Ratcliffe Helms, 95, the widow of former DCI Richard Helms, died 12 April 2019. She was born in Maldon, England. She joined the British Navy during WW II at 18 and served as a WREN. After the war, she emigrated to the U.S. with two toddlers and her then husband Dr. Allan McKelvie, settled in Washington and became a U.S. citizen.
Always energetic, at 85, she drove to Pennsylvania to knock on doors for Barack Obama. She routinely blocked out time for events of interest, whether it was bridge at Guy Mason, a reception at the Supreme Court, or a panel discussion on foreign policy at Brookings. She directed her energies to projects that would have an impact on the community and on individuals who might make life better. She worked as producer and host of the weekly Radio Smithsonian. She started Concern, Inc. with a group of like-minded women, founded and sponsored fellowships at the Iraq Women's Fellowship Foundation and WorldWIDE, served as a member of the Selection Committee White House Fellows and the Harriman Fellows Advisory Committee, and on the boards of the Freer and Sackler Galleries, World Resources Institute, Friends of the National Arboretum, and the National Fund for the United States Botanic Garden. She was quietly competitive, achieving a Bronze Life Member of the American Contract Bridge League.
In 1968 she married Richards Helms, then Director of Central Intelligence. In 1973, they moved to Iran, where he served as ambassador. Her time in Iran inspired her to write two books -- An Ambassador's Wife in Iran (Dodd, Mead & Co., 1981) and Favourite Stories from Persia (Heinemann Education Books, 1982). She eventually co-authored (with Chris Black), a third: An Intriguing Life: A Memoir of War, Washington, and Marriage to an American Spymaster (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012).
They had a wonderful marriage (though at times Dick would have to tolerate wearing an overcoat inside to keep warm, as she kept their house as cold as the one she grew up in).
She is survived by four children and other family. The family is planning a gathering for family and friends on Tuesday, 3 September 2019, followed by a reception. We will welcome any brief remembrances of Cynthia from those present. [Read more: WashingtonPost/14April2019]

Don Jackson, CIA and Bell Labs Engineer and Technical Expert on Classified Projects

Donald Alvin Jackson, 91, a CIA and Bell Labs/DOD/SAC manager of Classified Projects, died 10 April 2019. Don served in the Army during WWII and was called up again to serve in the Korean Conflict. He earned several merits, awards, and badges over his long life, while challenging politics along the way--especially those quick to support sending young soldiers to war without truly understanding its true horrors.
In Don's early career, he was called to Puerto Rico. While there, he supported the FBI in the prevention of hardware theft. At a social outing, he met and fell in love with a multi-lingual translator working for the FBI who would become his wife: Edna "Punch" Jackson. They married in New York, followed by living/working in New Jersey, Los Angeles, Taiwan, Washington, DC, and traveling the world together.
In New Jersey, Don worked at Bell Labs and later shared how very privileged he was to work on projects with some of the brightest minds of the century. He was proud to include having worked with Physicist Dr Gene Fubini, and Clarence "Kelly" Johnson (U-2, A11/12/SR-71 Blackbird designer). Don held Top Security Clearances, earning them at a time when it was not a matter of privilege. Don's career included Senior roles with the DoD/CIA/SAC (Strategic Air Command), at the Pentagon, with NORAD and ELINT Staff Office (ESO). Don worked on SIGNIT Surveillance and Reconnaissance ("Project Oxcart"), and at "Skunkworks, (projects included the A-12, U-2 and SR-71 and others). When Don first announced that he had decided to leave the Agency, the Cuban Missile Crisis unfolded and the OSD asked that he remain to work with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and President John F. Kennedy to support its successful resolution (years later, he shared with family and friends, "Thank God JFK was President!").
In pursuit of keeping our country safe, Don flew from one end of the planet to the other, sometimes stopping along the way on aircraft carriers or ballistic missile submarines. His career was deemed vital to National Security. From working with the JCS and JFK to Ronald Reagan, he operated behind the scenes in unseen, often unacknowledged but important roles, without any public acclaim. Many unsung heroes operate this way in this field of government and the military.
Don had amazing passion with his engineering and technical background, that he lent to all of his missions. Aside from his love of all things technical and mechanical,
He is survived by a daughter, two sons, and other family. [Read more: WashingtonPost/14April2019]


Jobs

FireEye Has Many Positions in Reston, Virginia and Washington, DC

Job Title:

Software Developer (TS or Secret Clearance)

Company:

FireEye, Inc.

Experience:

2 to 20 years

Salary:

Full Time

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Reston, VA

 

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Job Title:

Senior Software Developer (TS or Secret Clearance)

Company:

FireEye, Inc.

Experience:

4 to 20 years

Salary:

Full Time

Job Location:

Reston, VA

 

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Job Title:

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Job Title:

Technical Lead Software Engineer (Top Secret)

Company:

FireEye, Inc.

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Insider Threat Engineer (TS/SCI)

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8 to 20 years

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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.

Did you work in MAAG, MAC-V, or US Embassy 1963-1965? Researcher Needs Your Input.

I'm an author and journalist working on a book about Vietnam 1963-1965.
I'm looking to speak with people who worked in MAAG, MAC-V and the US Embassy between those years.
I've been doing some research about Barbara Robbins, who was killed in the 1965 embassy bombing.
Replies to Cathryn J Prince at cjprince76@gmail.com or at 203-482-1132 or visit www.cathrynjprince.com

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....

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. featuring a presentation by John Bennett, former Director of CIA's National Clandestine Service.

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.

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 11:30 a.m. – Colorado Springs – The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts Dr. Gail Nelson, discussing "Thinking in Time: Strategic Intelligence Parameters Today."

Synopsis: "Thinking in Time" encompasses the Strategic Intelligence Threats that plague nations across the geopolitical and ideological divide. The brief captures many major challenges by recommending classic Estimative Intelligence Methodologies in Annual Regional and Country Geopolitical Formats for regular review by senior national security staffs thus facilitating the demand for Special Estimates and Crisis Scenario Development during emerging crises. The absence of these finished intelligence products exponentially increases the liabilities of risk management and miscalculation exactly at a time when leaders demand accuracy in assessing adversary intentions in a complex world. 

Gail Nelson, Ph.D. a veteran DOD Intelligence Officer, received his Political Science BA at California State College, Long Beach, in 1966 and completed doctoral work at the University of Colorado in 1979. His career assignments include US Army Europe, US Air Forces Europe, and US European Command specializing in Russian and East European Geopolitical Affairs. He later was appointed Senior Advisor to the Afghan Chief of Military Intelligence; and performed similar responsibilities in the Philippines and Iraq. His published monographs explore the Political Psychology of Nazi Genocide; Soviet Defense Decision Making; Warsaw Pact Crisis Management; and biographies on Security & Intelligence leaders. He was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal during the Cold War, the Distinguished Civilian Service Medal in 2001, and foreign advisory recognitions later.

For more information or to attend, contact steve13507@gmail.com.

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.

Thursday 25 April 2019, 2 - 3 pm - Washington, DC - Challenges and Opportunities for US - Japan - Korea Trilateral Security Cooperation at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School

NOTE TIME CHANGE: Challenges and Opportunities for US - Japan - Korea Trilateral Security Cooperation is the topic of the presentation by James L. Schoff, Senior Fellow, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, being given at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security.
A major shift in allied diplomatic tactics for handling the North Korean nuclear threat coupled with deteriorating Japan-Korea relations have sapped strength from trilateral security cooperation. This former leader of Defense Trilateral Talks will discuss where trilateral cooperation has been and where it could and should be going.

James L. Schoff is a Senior Fellow in the Carnegie Asia Program. His research focuses on U.S.- Japan relations and regional engagement, Japanese politics and security, and the private sector's role in Japanese policymaking. He previously served as senior adviser for East Asia policy in the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and as Director of Asia Pacific Studies at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA).

Where: Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, 1620 L St NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20036
Time: 2 to 3 pm (formerly was 11 am - noon)
RSVP required and may be done here.
Attire is Business or Business Casual
Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security Reserves the Right to Refuse Entry and May Ask for Govt. Issued Photo Identification
Direct questions to Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures & Seminars by email to: events@dmgs.org. Please note that you must RSVP to attend this event. Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security reserves the right to refuse entry.

3 May 2019, 11 am - 2 pm - Arlington, VA - Naval Intelligence Professionals Spring/Red Tie Luncheon to hear CDR Wiley on "Does Analytical Excellence Still Matter?"

Speaker will be Neil Wiley, CDR, USN (Ret), a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service (DISES) and is the DIA Functional Manager for Analysis. With over 30 years of experience in the national security arena, Mr. Wiley has served both as a naval officer and civilian intelligence professional. He leads DIA's all-source analytic effort across the regional, functional and S&TI portfolios, producing Defense Intelligence in support of policymakers, military planners and warfighters, and defense acquisition. Mr. Wiley also serves as Functional Manager for all-source analysis for the Defense Intelligence Enterprise, responsible for the alignment, quality, and integrity of the analytic output of the DIA, the service intelligence centers and the combatant commands.
At the luncheon, we will also be pleased to honor Ms. Lynn Wright as the annual Red Tie award recipient for 2019.
Timing: 1100-1200 - No-Host Social; 1200 -1300 - Luncheon; 1230-1300 - Mr. Neil Wiley - Guest Speaker (Confirmed): Topic -- Does Analytical Excellence Still Matter?.

Registration Closes 26 April 2019. To register online do so here.
To register and pay by check, please send checks to: NIP, P.O. Box 90461, Washington, DC 20090
Please remember to include your menu entree selection - Salmon or Chicken or Vegetarian - when registering via mail.
No WALK UPS.
Location: Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA, The ANCC is a world class venue located conveniently near Suitland and minutes from the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, with spectacular views of the Capital and abundant free valet parking.

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.

5 June 2019, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Annapolis Junction, MD - Summer NCMF Cryptologic Program: The Tian'anmen Square Massacre of 4 June 1989 - A Day that Marked a Turning Point in Chinese History with Author Greg Nedved and Dr. Laura Kaplan Murray.

On the 30th Anniversary of this significant event in Chinese history, the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF) invites you to come and learn about this tragedy from two NSA Center for Cryptologic History historians and experts on Chinese society. We are thrilled to have Mr. Greg Nedved and Dr. Laura Kaplan Murray with us as our special guest speakers. Lunch will follow the morning presentation, and a book sale will include a book by Mr. Nedved, Presidential Foreign Language Trivia.
TIMING: 10 a.m-11:45 a.m.program followed by lunch noon-1 p.m.
LOCATION: CACI Inc., Maryland Conference Center, 2720 Technology Dr, Annapolis Junction, MD 20755
FEE: Registration Fee, inclusive of lunch, is $25 for members and guests.
REGISTER: Register online here or mail your check to NCMF, PO Box 1682, Ft. Meade, MD 20755.
Qs?: call the NCMF office at 301-688-5436
To learn more about the topic or speakers, as well as the presentation, do so here.

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.


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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.
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