AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #20-19 dated 21 May 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

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Call for Papers: The University of Texas at Austin Announces the 2019 "Bobby R. Inman Award" for Student Scholarship on Intelligence

Austin, Texas – The Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the fifth annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security. The winner of the "Inman Award" will receive a cash prize of $5000, with two semifinalists each receiving a cash prize of $2500. This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2018-19 academic year. The deadline for submitting papers is June 30, 2019.

The Intelligence Studies Project was established at The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 as a joint venture of the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Clements Center for National Security with the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The Project's mission is to improve understanding of intelligence activities and institutions through research, courses, and public events bringing intelligence practitioners together with scholars, students, and the public.

The Bobby R. Inman Award recognizes more than six decades of distinguished public service by Bobby R. Inman, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.). Admiral Inman served in multiple leadership positions in the U.S. military, intelligence community, private industry, and at The University of Texas. His previous intelligence posts include Director of Naval Intelligence, Vice-Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Director of the National Security Agency, and Deputy Director of Central Intelligence. He continues to serve as a teacher, advisor, and mentor to students, faculty members, and current government officials while occupying the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. His areas of teaching and research are focused on political, economic, and military activities, policy processes and institutions, international affairs and diplomacy, and intelligence and national security.

Additional information about the Inman Award, including submission requirements and previous winners, is available here.

     

UPCOMING EVENTS

Graduate Admissions Information Session at Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security
22 May 2019, 6:30 - 8 pm - Washington, DC

Looking for the next step in your career with a focus on national security and intelligence? Come to the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security's Open House. Refreshments will be served while you get an in-depth presentation from our admissions team as they present on the opportunities that await you with a degree from DMGS. Speak to our world-class scholar-practitioner faculty, visit with current students and learn about the admissions process.

Location: Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, 1620 L St NW #Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. Nearest Metro Stations: Farragut North and West.
Address questions to Jackie Linde at linde@dmgs.org or call 202-759-4988

No cost to register. Register here. Or visit DMGS for additional information.


The Tian'anmen Square Massacre of 4 June 1989
A Day that Marked a Turning Point in Chinese History

SPEAKERS: Author Greg Nedved and Dr. Laura Kaplan Murray

Summer NCMF Cryptologic Program

5 June 2019, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Annapolis Junction, MD

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. To view a 2-page program flyer of the event, access it here.
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.


MOSUL - by Daniel Gabriel: A New Documentary

For the nation to endure, a city must die.
MOSUL is a character-driven, feature-length documentary (1 hr 24 min) built around several characters from contrasting backgrounds and ideologies who we come to know over a period of time (Oct 2016-July 2017), as they play their respective roles in the battle to reclaim the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS). The story is told as a journey into the heart of darkness, through the eyes of a small band of Iraqi filmmakers who navigate up the Tigris River, from Baghdad to Mosul, and ultimately come face to face with evil itself.

SYNOPSIS: In the fall of 2016, an army of over 100,000 Iraqi soldiers and militia men mobilize to liberate Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, from the clutches of ISIS. Among them is embedded Iraqi journalist Ali Maula, who witnesses the temporary alliance between Sunnis, Shiites, Christians and Kurds ― all of whom have differing motivations in the region - but are motivated by the unified goal of freeing their country from the scourge of ISIS. The road to Mosul is no easy path, and it provides a snapshot of the controversial and larger than life characters who are impacting a political climate that has reached its boiling point: a Sunni tribal leader called "The Crocodile"; a lawyer-turned-warrior; a Iranian-backed female militia leader avenging the death of her husband; and, the refugees who inhabit sprawling relief camps that are the scars of ISIS occupation. As we near the end of Ali's journey, we encounter a jailed ISIS prisoner who reveals the haunting truth behind his organization. In the aftermath of the largest siege since Stalingrad, sectarian conflict begins to re-emerge - and the tactical victory is met by a stark realization: that the war against ISIS may be over, but the seeds of another conflict have already been sown.

View trailer on YouTube. For more information see MOSUL listing on IMDB or have a look at the special press kit shared with AFIO.


New and Forthcoming Books of the Week

The Nuclear Spies: America's Atomic Intelligence Operation against Hitler and Stalin
by Vince Houghton
(Cornell University Press, Sept 2019)

"... deftly navigates the decisions made, for better or worse, by World War II–era American intelligence agencies. This book [adds to our] understanding of scientific intelligence as a tool for national security." (Valerie Plame, former covert CIA Operations Officer; New Mexico Candidate for U.S. Senate)

"Vince Houghton is exceptionally well-versed in the history of the intelligence challenges. The Nuclear Spies is an illuminating and valuable book describing the terrifying dawn, at the turn from World War II to the Cold War, of scientific intelligence." (Richard Immerman, Temple University, author of The Hidden Hand)

"Explores why the United States government, considering how successfully it conducted the atomic intelligence effort against the Germans in World War II, was unable to create an effective atomic intelligence system to monitor Soviet scientific and nuclear capabilities"—

Why did the US intelligence services fail so spectacularly to know about the Soviet Union's nuclear capabilities following World War II? As Vince Houghton, historian and curator of the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, shows us, that disastrous failure came just a few years after the Manhattan Project's intelligence team had penetrated the Third Reich and knew every detail of the Nazi 's plan for an atomic bomb. What changed and what went wrong?

Provides a new look at the early years of the Cold War. During that time, scientific intelligence quickly grew to become a significant portion of the CIA budget as it struggled to contend with the incredible advance in weapons and other scientific discoveries immediately after World War II. As Houghton shows, the abilities of the Soviet Union's scientists, its research facilities and laboratories, and its educational system became a key consideration for the CIA in assessing the threat level of its most potent foe. Sadly, for the CIA scientific intelligence was extremely difficult to do well. For when the Soviet Union detonated its first atomic bomb in 1949, no one in the American intelligence services saw it coming.

Book may be preordered here.


North of Havana: The Untold Story of Dirty Politics, Secret Diplomacy, and the Trial of the Cuban Five
by Martin Garbus
(The New Press, June 2019)

The story of a spy ring sent by Cuba in the early 1990s to infiltrate anti-Communist extremists in Miami. Erroneously charged by the U.S. government in connection with the 1996 shootdown of two planes circulating anti-Castro leaflets over Havana, the spies—in the absence of evidence—were convicted in 2000 of conspiracy to commit espionage and murder. Caught up in the sweep of history, the Cuban Five, as they became known, played a central role over the next decade in the recent thaw in Cuban-American relations.

Set in Miami and Havana, North of Havana is a tale of intrigue, espionage, and political gamesmanship that continues to play a shaping role in American foreign policy and presidential elections. In the process, the book shows how the justice system can be, and is, subverted for political purposes and gives readers insight into one of the most fascinating legal cases of our times. Garbus a well-known trial lawyer who represented the likes of Daniel Ellsberg and Leonard Peltier.

Book may be ordered here.


Defying Jihad: The Dramatic True Story of a Woman Who Volunteered to Kill Infidels—and Then Faced Death for Becoming One
by Esther Ahmad with Craig Borlase
(Tyndale Momentum, June 2019)

Story of a girl growing up under radical Islamic rule, trained to believe her ultimate purpose was to serve Allah by dying as a jihadist. But two nights before she was to leave forever, she had a dream... one that would change the course of her destiny. Against all odds, Esther became a follower of Jesus—even though leaving Islam meant her death sentence. But rather than kill her immediately, Esther's furious father challenged her to a series of public debates with Muslim scholars: the Bible versus the Quran. If Esther won, she might survive; if the clerics won, Esther must renounce her Christian faith. For an entire month—if she lived that long—Esther would be brought before the mob daily to defend her newfound faith. Would God give her the words to argue against Muslim leaders, former friends, and even her own family?

Book may be ordered here.


National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) have been updated on AFIO's website

The listing of those universities certified as "CAE" = Center of Academic Excellence program institutions as established by the Director of National Intelligence, has been extensively updated. Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) [aka National Centers for Academic Excellence] includes those institutions specializing in IA (Information Assurance): Cyber Defense and Cyber Operations.

AFIO's online listing of colleges and universities now contains 365 institutions as of 12 May 2019.
We provide links to the current webpage for each university, and often to the specific department or division.

The updated listing may be viewed here: https://www.afio.com/12_academic.htm 

Other Recent CAE News: 2019 CAE Virtual Career Fair
This year, the Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cybersecurity is hosting the third annual CAE Virtual Career Fair (VCF) 27 September 2019... Read More



Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

U.S. Lawmakers Call on Spy Chief to Rein in Spread of Hacking Tools. U.S. lawmakers want the State Department and intelligence community to help rein in the sale of surveillance tools by private companies to repressive regimes, according to a letter signed by a bipartisan group of congressmen released on Monday.

The effort, led by Democratic Representative Tom Malinowski, is the second request in the last week asking the State Department to provide information about its approval process for U.S. companies that sell offensive cyber capabilities and other surveillance services to foreign governments.

The letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats references a Reuters report in January which showed a U.S. defense contractor provided staff to a United Arab Emirates hacking unit called Project Raven. The UAE program utilized former U.S. intelligence operatives to target militants, human rights activists and journalists in the Middle East as well as American citizens. [Read more: Bing/Reuters/20May2019]

DHS Warns of 'Strong Concerns' that Chinese-Made Drones are Stealing Data. Chinese-made drones may be sending sensitive flight data to their manufacturers in China, where it can be accessed by the government there, the US Department of Homeland Security warned in an alert issued Monday obtained by CNN.

The drones are a "potential risk to an organization's information," the alert from DHS's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency states. The products "contain components that can compromise your data and share your information on a server accessed beyond the company itself."

The report does not name any specific manufacturers, but nearly 80% of the drones used in the US and Canada come from DJI, which is headquartered in Shenzhen, China, according to one industry analysis. US local law enforcement organizations and infrastructure operators have grown to rely on drones in recent years. [Read more: Shortell/CNN/20May2019]

US Spy Chiefs Used Classified Info to Warn Tech Execs About Doing Business with China. US intelligence chiefs have been briefing Silicon Valley tech execs about the possible dangers of doing business in China, according to a report from the Financial Times.

The briefings include warnings about the threat of cyber attacks and the theft of intellectual property, and have been held with groups including tech companies, universities, and venture capitalists in California and Washington.

The meetings are the latest example of the US government's increasingly combative stance towards China. In a statement given to the FT, Republican senator Marco Rubio - one of the politicians who organized the briefings - outlined the rationale behind them.

"The Chinese government and Communist party pose the greatest long-term threat to US economic and national security," said Mr Rubio. "It's important that US companies, universities, and trade organizations understand fully that threat." [Read more: Vincent/TheVerge/20May2019]

Intelligence Service Investigating Huawei Espionage in Netherlands. Dutch intelligence and security service AIVD is investigating whether Chinese technology company Huawei has been involved in espionage in the Netherlands, due to concerns that the company has a hidden backdoor to customer data at one the Netherlands' three largest telecom providers - VodafoneZiggo, KPN or the merger of T-Mobile and Tele2, the Volkskrant reports.

The AIVD would not comment to Volkskrant questions about the investigation. Telecom providers also refuse to respond or are unaware of an investigation by the intelligence service.

"We do not comment on rumors", VodafoneZiggo spokesperson Rene Loman said to NU.nl. "We have not been approached by authorities regarding the investigation reported by the Volkskrant." A spokesperson for Huawei told the newspaper that the company is not involved in espionage. "In every country where we do business, we abide by the laws and regulations and protect the privacy of our customers." [Read more: Pieters/NLTimes/16May2019]

Ex-CIA Officer Gets 20 Years for Spying for China. A former CIA officer was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison on charges that he spied for China and allegations he sought to expose human assets who were once his responsibility.

The sentence issued by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III in federal court in Alexandria for Kevin Mallory, 62, of Leesburg, Virginia, is less than the life sentence sought by prosecutors but more than the 10-year term requested by the defense.

A jury convicted Mallory last year under the Espionage Act for providing classified information to Chinese handlers in exchange for $25,000. Mallory's scheme began to unravel when he was selected for secondary screening at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in April 2017 on a flight back from Shanghai with his son and customs agents found $16,500 in unreported cash.

Later, in voluntary interviews with authorities, Mallory was caught off guard when a Samsung phone given to him by the Chinese displayed text conversations between Mallory and the Chinese recruiter - Mallory had expected the phone's secure messaging features would keep the conversation hidden. [Read more: AP/17May2019]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Apply Now! Slovenian Spy Agency Looking for New Agents. Slovenia's spy agency on Tuesday published its first ever public advert to recruit new agents ‘to strengthen and refreshen' the former Communist country's intelligence services.

"We call on those interested in the intelligence and security fields, motivated by challenges and prepared to adjust to the agency's specific line of work," the Slovenian Intelligence and Security Agency (SOVA) said in an ad in the daily Delo and other newspapers.

One major requirement, however: candidates must be Slovenian citizens. [Read more: AFP/21May2019]

In a Simulated 'Mole' Hunt, Students Learn About Real-Life Intelligence Work.  Scenario: You're agents of MI6, the British foreign intelligence service. You recently caught a Russian spy who tells you there's a "mole" among your ranks, leaking secret information to another government.

Your task, Elly Rostoum '07 told the students in her Short Term course on intelligence and national security, is to root out the mole.

"Spies, Special Agents, and the Presidency," one of five practitioner-taught courses offered this term through the Center for Purposeful Work, is designed to "mimic a day in an intelligence officer's life," Rostoum said. [Read more: McConville/Bates/17May2019]

One Day They May Part, but for now Cyber Command Loves Working With the NSA. U.S. Cyber Command shares its leader with the National Security Agency and for the last decade the former has relied on the latter's infrastructure and talent to help get up and running.

The two organizations have fundamentally different missions, which sometimes are at odds, but the relationship was always thought to be temporary and observers have long wondered when the two agencies may go their own way.

Gen. Paul Nakasone, who heads both organizations, delivered his assessment on a split to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretary of defense in August. In congressional testimony in March, he said the assessment remains classified and has declined to say publicly which way he leans. The decision whether to keep the two organizations so closely knit remains with the Secretary of Defense and president. [Read more: Pomerleau/FifthDomain/16May2019]

CIA Star for Death by Suicide Sparks Debate on Wall Honor. She had spent the year in Afghanistan targeting senior al-Qaida and Taliban members from one of the CIA's most important bases.

Ranya Abdelsayed was less than 48 hours away from returning to the United States in 2013 when a colleague found her body in her bed at the agency's Gecko Firebase in Kandahar. At age 34, she had shot herself in the head.

The next year, Abdelsayed was honored with a black star on the CIA's vaunted Memorial Wall, which pays tribute to members of the CIA who, its inscription reads, "gave their lives in the service of their country."

On Tuesday, the CIA will hold its annual ceremony to recognize the fallen, unveiling new stars on the increasingly crowded wall. But not everyone agrees that Abdelsayed - one of at least 19 CIA deaths in Afghanistan during the longest war in U.S. history - deserved that honor. Of the 129 men and women given stars, she is the only one to have died by suicide. [Read more: Shapira/WashingtonPost/19May2019]

The Jews Who Became like Arabs: The Early Days of Israeli Intelligence. When Israel was still a dream, an idea far from plausible reality, Jews from the Arab world risked their lives for the nascent state and went undercover in enemy territory: Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan. This special Palmach unit, dubbed the "Arab Section" or the "Ones Who Become Like Arabs," received cursory training in spycraft, intelligence gathering, and sabotage. Resources - cars, cameras and radios - were in short supply, as was money to cover ordinary expenses and even salaries. Yet, the Arab Section infiltrated Arab communities, gathering useful intelligence and radio reports, carrying out acts of sabotage and even attempting an assassination.

The exploits of this elite unit of the Haganah, the Jewish underground army in Palestine, are told through the lives of four of its Arab-Jewish recruits in Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019). Author Matti Friedman uses material from interviews, Israeli military archives, unclassified Haganah documents, published histories and unpublished testimonies from participants to tell the story of four of the men who helped establish what would become Israel's intelligence services. [Read more: Levy/AmericanThinker/19May2019]

Inside Venezuela's Torturous Intelligence and Drug-Running Branch SEBIN. In October, Fernando Alban - the councilman of dissident Venezuelan political party Primero Justicia - spoke out against the embattled nation's leader Nicolas Maduro at the United Nations in New York. On his return to Simon Bolivar International Airport, he was quietly seized by Venezuela's Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN). Three days later, Alban plunged to his death from a secretive 10th-floor building while undergoing interrogation.

The official line is suicide, but many are suspiciously pointing to his death at the hands of the country's most formidable security and intelligence wing.

Under the rule of the Vice President of Venezuela, currently Delcy Rodriguez, the internal security auspices have indeed clocked up a thick file of human rights violations and accusations of torture of those who oppose the Maduro-helmed regime. [Read more: McKay/FoxNews/21May2019]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Intelligence: The Techno Revolution. Since the 1990s ancient espionage techniques have become obsolete and 21 st century spies have had to adapt. The old ways have largely been replaced with new methods that take advantage of the new tech; the Internet, cellphones and more powerful and numerous computers along with new software that can do pattern analysis and automatic analysis of photos or video. For spies, the most immediate impact of this was that it suddenly became much more difficult for spies to hide their identities and activities. These new tools were most disruptive in police states where it had long been easy to control mass media, communications and free movement. It has taken several decades but some police states developed and implemented ways to deal with the new tech. China is the best example of this and that was no accident. China had the money, the tech and the trained (and loyal) personnel to tame these new technologies and bend them to serve the state rather than enable people to live more freely. Cellphones and the Internet along with the widespread use of security cameras proved capable of creating a surveillance and monitoring system that made it much more difficult to use traditional spies. On the plus side, the World Wide Web has made OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) more valuable. OSINT means using information that is available to the public. Even during the Cold War, everyone found OSINT useful, if at times tedious to use. With the Internet available, much better OSINT can be collected much more quickly.

China led the way by spending billions of dollars to wall off most of its citizens from those many aspects of the World Wide Web that enabled Chinese to find out what was actually happening worldwide and in their own country. [Read more: StrategyPage/19May2019]

Covert Action As An Intelligence Subcomponent Of The Information Instrument. Covert action (CA) has long played an important role in supporting and advancing U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives, but broad misunderstandings in both concept and application frequently lead discussants to conflate and confuse it with military operations and the military instrument of power (referring to the common, yet flawed, DIME typology of diplomatic, information, military, and economic instruments). Despite obvious areas of overlap with other instruments, CA is more appropriately understood as a tool within the intelligence subcomponent of the information instrument. While some might view this as a semantic distinction without a difference, CA's complexity, political and operational sensitivity, and oversight requirements increase the importance of understanding the tool in the intelligence context.

The term intelligence itself is open to interpretation. One general description is of the activities and products associated with collecting, analyzing, producing, disseminating, and using information to ultimately support policy objectives. It may also include the various Intelligence Community (IC) organizations and a range of other functions. Intelligence regularly plays an important role in helping leaders to fill knowledge gaps and make better decisions, but there is much more to it than may be evident to a casual observer or consumer. In addition to the associated processes and institutions, intelligence is both an instrument to wield and an underlying elemental component that enables, empowers, and supports other efforts with context and perspective. It is more than just a nebulous "knowledge ether" that exists in the background as a mystical fount of knowledge that decisionmakers can dip into for insight. Intelligence - including CA - involves a deliberate process of actively prioritizing information needs, tasking, direction, and evaluation that requires a cadre of professionals who understand its structures, authorities, capabilities, and limitations. [Read more: Pasquale&Johnson/NDUPress/17May2019]


Section IV - Obituaries, Jobs, Research Assistance

Obituaries

Gene Kopp, Acting Director of USIA, Served on the NSC

Eugene Paul Kopp, 84, Acting Director of USIA, Served on the NSC, died 13 May 2019 in Florida. He received the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from the University of Notre Dame, and in 1961 a Juris Doctor degree from West Virginia University. At WVU he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. Gene clerked in the United States District Court for West Virginia, then became a trial attorney in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. In 1969 he was named Deputy Director, later Acting Director of the United States Information Agency by President Nixon, and served for Presidents Ford and George H.W. Bush. Mr. Kopp was associate general counsel at Champlin Petroleum Company in Fort Worth, Texas, and subsequently Vice President of Washington Affairs for the Union Pacific Corporation. He served on President Ronald Reagan's Transition Team for staffing the National Security Council. He was Executive Director of the MFJ Task Force, which coordinated the divestiture from AT&T of its regional operating companies. Most recently, he was of counsel to the law firm of Sale & Quinn.
His professional and civic memberships included the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs, the Bar Associations of The District of Columbia, Texas, and West Virginia, The Metropolitan Club of the City of Washington, Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, and DACOR.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Katherine Rogers, a son, and other family.

Charlie Seidel, Senior CIA Operations Officer

Charles Bratton Seidel, 62, Senior CIA Operations Officer, died 7 May 2019 while on business in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Charlie was a 26-year veteran of the CIA, where he rose to the top ranks of the clandestine service while serving in ten important field assignments.
Charlie was born on June 29, 1956 in Alexandria, Virginia to the late John J. Seidel Jr. and the late Annette Lewis Seidel. John was also a senior CIA officer who took his family abroad on a series of exotic foreign postings, which clearly made an impression on Charlie. After earning a B.A. at Drew University, spending a year skiing in Europe, and working on the family farm in West Virginia, Charlie joined his father in the CIA in February 1980.
From start to finish in his CIA career, Charlie focused on the Middle East. He spoke Arabic fluently and loved Arab culture and history. His deep knowledge of the region, coupled with his infectious enthusiasm, won lifelong friends far and wide.
During critical periods, Charlie was not just a witness to history, he was a key player in its unfolding. Charlie was serving in Baghdad when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, and after a tense standoff, he was finally allowed to leave Iraq just before coalition military forces launched the successful campaign to eject Saddam from Kuwait. Charlie provided vital intelligence support to that effort, and he soon reprised that role while directing all CIA Iraqi operations in the Middle East immediately before the 2003 Iraq war. When U.S. forces moved into Baghdad following the fall of Saddam, Charlie was with them.
In addition to Iraq, Charlie had a special affection for Egypt and Jordan, where he spent almost 12 years as a senior U.S. intelligence representative, interacting with both governments at the highest levels. Charlie moved effortlessly through their societies; he was just as relaxed and friendly with carpet merchants and tea servers as he was with presidents and kings. In that regard, Charlie truly represented the best that America has to offer.
Charlie was a two-time recipient of the Intelligence Star for valor, the CIA equivalent of the U.S. military Silver Star. He retired from the CIA in June 2006, having earned the enduring respect and admiration of his colleagues in the Agency.
After his retirement, Charlie continued to work as a consultant in a wide range of private sector projects in the Middle East. Notably, he led field efforts to recover Libyan assets that were stolen by the Qadhafi regime after the dictator's fall. At the time of his death, he was working on a new project, one that he felt was important.
His love of fine food, good cigars and whiskey was legendary.
Charlie is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mary Bonvouloir Seidel, of Syracuse, NY. Mary was a pillar of support to Charlie and the family throughout his career and travels. They enjoyed spending time together in Cape Cod and Saint Martin. Charlie is also survived by his children, two sons and a daughter, and other family.
A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Wednesday, 22 May at Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St NE, Vienna, VA and will also be available to stream live here.




Jobs

Security Account Manager, Operations – Seattle, Washington

Job Title: Security Account Manager
Location: Seattle, WA
Reports to: Director of Operations
Classification: Full-Time/Salaried/Exempt
Under direction and in accordance with defined policies and procedures, the Security Account Manager provides oversight, support and response to account related matters. The Security Account Manager will provide management support and oversight to the Program Managers, facilitate and interface with recruiting, payroll, and billing when appropriate. The Security Account Manager will work with the Program Managers and lead any business review functions, utilizing information provided by the Program Managers as well as ensuring that deep dive analysis of the programs is completed to identify and implement best practices. The Security Account Manager will be required to oversee regional security concerns mainly in Seattle and along the West Coast but may be required to travel domestically and internationally. More information here.

Faculty Opportunities in Cybersecurity:

  • Assistant Professor of Information Technology, Middle Georgia State University: Middle Georgia State University is seeking candidates for an Assistant Professor of Information Technology in Cybersecurity for a 10-month tenure track teaching position in the Information Technology Program. The primary teaching responsibility will be in the area of Cybersecurity. The applicants should also be able to teach a variety of Information Technology core and elective courses within the Information Technology program. Teaching responsibilities may include day and or evening classes. Travel between campuses (Cochran, Dublin, Macon and Warner Robins) will be required. Online teaching experience is desired. In addition to teaching, job requirements include service to the institution; and an active research and scholarly activities leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals. More information or to apply...
  • Capitol Technology University (Laurel, MD) Cyber Security Department: Seeks Adjunct Professor, Cybersecurity (Online and On-Ground). Capitol Technology University, a nonprofit university located in Laurel, Maryland seeks Adjunct Professors to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Cybersecurity; online or in classrooms located at Laurel, MD Campus. More information or to apply...
  • Cybersecurity/ Information Systems and Technology - Open Rank Information Decision Sciences: The Department of Information and Decision Sciences (IDS) invites applications for an open­ rank tenure-track position to begin Fall 2019. Qualifications for this position include: (1) An earned doctorate in Cybersecurity, Computer Information Systems, or a closely-related discipline (ABO may be considered), (2) Demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service to the university and to the profession, and (3) Strong commitment to quality of student learning and program excellence. Candidates must have knowledge, skill and interest in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in Cybersecurity and information systems and technology at California State University- in both Palm Desert and San Bernardino Campuses. More information or to apply...
  • Computer Security & Information Assurance (Digital Forensics) Norwich University: Norwich University's Computer Security & Information Assurance program invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialization in digital forensics. This position is to commence spring 2019 or fall 2019, depending on the selected candidate's availability. This is a tenure-track position, but previously tenured academics will be considered eligible for hire with tenure. Housed in The School of Business & Management, the Computer Science/Computer Security and Information Assurance program is nationally-ranked and a Center of Academic Excellence in cyber defense education (NSA) and in digital forensics (CDFAE). More information or to apply...
  • Computer Science/Computer Security & Information Assurance Norwich University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science. The Computer Science/Computer Security and Information Assurance (CS/CSIA) program at Norwich University invites applications for a full-time appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with a specialization in computer science. This is a tenure-track position, but previously tenured academics will be considered eligible for hire with tenure. Duties include: teaching required undergraduate computer science courses, course development, student advising, academic service, and research with a focus on computer science. Start-up funds and other resources are available to support participation in scholarly endeavors. More information or to apply...

FireEye Has Three Positions in Reston, Virginia

Job Title:

Product Manager- Threat Intelligence

Company:

FireEye, Inc.

Experience:

Open

Employment Type:

Full Time

Job Location:

Reston, VA

 

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

 

Job Title:

ICS Intelligence Analyst

Company:

FireEye, Inc.

Experience:

Open

Employment Type:

Full Time

Job Location:

Reston, VA

 

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

 

Job Title:

Director, Expertise On-Demand Operations

Company:

FireEye, Inc.

Experience:

8 to 20 years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Job Location:

Reston, VA

 

Director, Expertise On Demand Operations Reston, VA Full time Company Description FireEye is the leader in intelligence led security as a service. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation state grade threa...

 

Job Title:

Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst - Cybercrime

Company:

FireEye, Inc.

Experience:

Open

Employment Type:

Full Time

Job Location:

Reston, VA

 

Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst Cybercrime Reston, VA, USA Full time Company Description FireEye is the leader in intelligence led security as a service. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation state gr...

 

Job Title:

Information Security Analyst

Company:

FireEye, Inc.

Experience:

Open

Employment Type:

Full Time

Job Location:

Reston, VA

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.

STANDING RESEARCH PROJECT BY AFIO: 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.


AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

25 May 2019, 11:30am - 2pm - Patrick AFB, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hosts Col Mike McCalister USA(Ret) discussing "CENTCOM and SpecOps."

Colonel Mike McCalister, USA (ret.) served in the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard for over thirty years. He occupied a senior staff positon in CENTCOM in the special operations area. He has been an instructor at the university level and served in various command positions in the National Guard. He will address us on his experiences in CENTCOM and, with any luck, in the SpecOps area as he may be able to share.
Timing: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM: Social Hour, greet old, new members and guests (limited cash bar – honor system); 12:15 PM: Sit-Down lunch
NOTE NEW Location: The Tides, 1001 N. Hwy A1A, Bldg #967, Patrick AFB, FL 32925
TO ATTEND: Prepaid reservations are required which must be received by 20 May 2019. To reserve, please contact the chapter treasurer (if you did not directly receive a form to register for the lunch). She can be reached at afiofsctreas@gmail.com.
For those with a registration form, complete it and send check and meal choice to: Chapter Treasurer Rhonda Rhoads, PO Box 410158, Melbourne, FL 32941.
Rhonda can also be reached at afiofsctreas@gmail.com, and at 321 626 -4465.
Paid, advance registration is required and none can be accepted after 20 May.
Please note new meeting venue at top of this announcement.
Menu Choices are: Parmesan-crusted chicken breast with cream corn chipotle sauce (C); Pulled BBQ pork plate with cole slaw and roasted potatoes. (P); Dessert is key lime pie with Chantilly cream.
Cost is $28/members, $30 non-members.

Wednesday 18 September 2019, 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

22 May 2019, 6:30 - 8 pm - Washington, DC - Graduate Admissions Information Session at Daniel Morgan Graduate Sch of National Security

Looking for the next step in your career with a focus on national security and intelligence? Come to the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security's Open House. Refreshments will be served while you get an in-depth presentation from our admissions team as they present on the opportunities that await you with a degree from DMGS. Speak to our world-class scholar-practitioner faculty, visit with current students and learn about the admissions process.

Location: Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, 1620 L St NW #Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. Nearest Metro Stations: Farragut North and West.
Address questions to Jackie Linde at linde@dmgs.org or call 202-759-4988

No cost to register. Register here.

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 9 - 10:30 am - Washington, DC - The Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law Breakfast to Celebrate Launch of the Foreign Intelligence Collection

You are invited to attend a breakfast to celebrate the launch of the Foreign Intelligence Collection.

Curated by Professor Laura K. Donohue and Jeremy McCabe, the Foreign Intelligence Collection contains:
• the legislative histories of all statutory changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA);
• all publicly available opinions and orders issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review (FISCR);
• all FISA-related cases in non-specialized Article III courts;
• statutorily required and special reports on FISA and correspondence between FISC and Congress; and
• an annotated bibliography of select secondary sources related to FISA, FISC/FISCR, and FI law.
The fully-searchable website is designed to be a resource for the judiciary, clerks, legal advisors, amici, government attorneys, members of Congress and their staff, lawyers, scholars, journalists, students, companies, members of the public, and anyone with an interest in or need to understand the legal framework for U.S. foreign intelligence collection.

The panel discussion launching the website will include an overview of the site, a discussion of the materials, and information on the assigned Georgetown Identification (GID) numbers applied to facilitate use of the information.

Professor Laura K. Donohue, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center, Director, Center on National Security and the Law and Jeremy McCabe, Research Services Librarian, Georgetown Law Library
Carrie Cordero, Senior Fellow and General Counsel, Center for a New American Security, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law Center (moderator)

Event will be held at Georgetown University, McDonough 200. Light breakfast provided.
Please RSVP here or to nationalsecurity@law.georgetown.edu.
Qs? Contact nationalsecurity@law.georgetown.edu.

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 6-8 pm - Washington, DC - NIP Third Thursday Social featuring LT William N. Murray on "Reimagine Intel Officer Training."
Please join us for socializing, professional insight and libations.
Happy Hour begins at 6pm, remarks by our guest speaker 6:45-7:30PM, followed by informal discussion.
Guest Speaker: LT William N. Murray, NIP Essay Contest Winner
Topic: Reimagine Intelligence Officer Training
LT William N. Murray recently completed a tour in Nimitz Operational Intelligence Center where he served as the Executive Assistant to the Commanding Officer, leading command operations and administrative efforts for the CO and 500+ Sailors, Civilians, Reservists, and Contractors. He also served as an INDOPACOM analyst. Prior to joining the Naval Intelligence Community, Murray served as a Surface Warfare Officer onboard USS McCAMPBELL (DDG 85) out of Yokosuka, Japan. He has a Master of Philosophy in International Relations and East Asian Studies from Cambridge University and a Bachelor's of Science in Political Science from the United States Naval Academy.
Location: The BRIG – DC'S Secret Beer Garden, 1007 8th SE, Washington, DC (8th & L Streets – convenient to Navy Yard and Eastern Market Metro)

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 7:30 - 8:45 pm - McLean, VA - "Caliphaters and Apocalyptic Jihad: The Dynamics of the Most Powerful Millennial Movement of the 21st Century" - topic of Richard Landes's talk at the Westminster Institute

Richard Landes, Director and co-founder of the Center for Millennial Studies, and Senior Fellow at the Center for International Communication at Bar-Ilan University (2015 to present), will discuss: "Caliphaters and Apocalyptic Jihad: The Dynamics of the Most Powerful Millennial Movement of the 21st Century." He is the author of a number of books, including Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience.
Of his topic, he says: "Millennial movements seek to usher in 'heaven on earth,' a messianic era in which evil has been destroyed and good finally triumphs. When motivated by a sense of imminent success, apocalyptic-millennial movements move into active phase. The most dangerous of all these movements are those which believe in an active cataclysmic scenario (we are the agents of the necessary and massive destruction of evil that will clear the path), leading to an imperial millennial dream (we will rule the world). Currently Global Jihad represents one of the largest and most dangerous of all such movements known in history. The current ignorance of Westerners about this dimension of the problem and its dynamics constitutes a major weakness in our ability to resist. Worse, certain Western responses enable this movement."

Dr. Landes taught history at Boston University for 25 years and was Director and co-founder of the Center for Millennial Studies. For four years prior, he taught at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also the editor of The Apocalyptic Year 1000: Studies in the Mutation of European Culture; and Encyclopedia of Millennialism and Millennial Movements.

He received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University in history and a B.A. from Harvard University. He also attended the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris.

No fee to attend. Register here.
Location: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101
Qs?: Contact Institute Director Robert R. Reilly at 703-288-2885 or at br@westminster-institute.org.

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 2 - 3 pm - Washington, DC - Globalized Authoritarianism: How Dictators are Weaponizing International Organizations at Daniel Morgan Graduate School

Globalized Authoritarianism: How Dictators are Weaponizing International Organizations will be a presentation by Dr. Edward Lemon at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security.
In recent years, powerful authoritarian states have sought to dilute the democratic dimensions of various international organizations and implant "rule by law" into these bodies. Through an examination of two case organizations, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Interpol, Dr. Lemon will explore how autocrats are utilizing international organizations to pursue political exiles, consolidate their regimes, protect themselves against external pressure and develop new norms of international cooperation that undermine democracy and human rights.
RSVP Required. Do so HERE.
Event location: Location
Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, 1620 L St NW Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036.
Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security Reserves the Right to Refuse Entry.
Attire is business or business casual.

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. To view a 2-page program flyer of the event, access it here.
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, 19 June 2019, 11 am - 2 pm - CIRA Luncheon - Speaker: Amb Joseph DeTrani

Ambassador Joseph DeTrani has served the public interest for more than three decades in the Central Intelligence Agency, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and the State Department. At CIA, Ambassador Detrani led Divisions in the Directorate of Operations and the Office of Technical Services, the Office of Public Affairs, and the Crime and Narcotics Center. At the ODNI, he served as Special Advisor to the DNI, the Director of the National Counterproliferation Center, and National Issue Manager for Counterproliferation and North Korea. He also served with the rank of Ambassador as the US Special Envoy for the Six-Party Talks with North Korea. Ambassador DeTrani is a graduate of New York University and recipient of several awards for his service to the Intelligence Community including the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal and the Donovan Award. He is past President of the Industry and National Security Alliance (INSA). Ambassador DeTrani has published extensively on matters concerning China, North Korea, and Proliferation.

Luncheon Location: the usual location known to members. Fee: $27pp.
Send Reservation/Payment to CIRA, Box 7154, McLean, VA 2210 or make reservation + payment online on CIRA's website under Main Menu/Online Payments.

Saturday, 28 September 2019 - Tysons Corner, VA - HOLD THE DATE: CIRA Annual Dinner

HOLD THE DATE. CIRA is currently reviewing hotel venues for this dinner. There will be periodic updates on menu, reduced room rates, and updates on the evening program including the presentation of the Lloyd Salvetti Award. Meanwhile, put this date in your calendar and stay tuned for follow-ups.

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

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

This event is closed to media.

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


Gift Suggestions:

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

Perfect for professors, students, those considering careers in intelligence, and current/former officers seeking to see what changes are taking place across a wide spectrum of intelligence disciplines. AFIO's Guide to the Study of Intelligence helps instructors teach about the large variety of subjects that make up the field of intelligence. This includes secondary school teachers of American History, Civics, or current events and undergraduate and graduate professors of History, Political Science, International Relations, Security Studies, and related topics, especially those with no or limited professional experience in the field. Even those who are former practitioners are likely to have only a limited knowledge of the very broad field of intelligence, as most spend their careers in one or two agencies at most and may have focused only on collection or analysis of intelligence or support to those activities.
For a printed, bound copy, it is $95 which includes Fedex shipping to a CONUS (US-based) address.
To order for shipment to a US-based CONUS address, use this online form,

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

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

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

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

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

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