AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #21-19 dated 28 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 This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2018-19 academic year.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.

     

Research Request of Former IC Employees born between 1946 to 1964 - RSVP ASAP:

To members of AFIO:

Hello!  My name is Marianne Kramer and I am a current member of the Intelligence Community and have been for the past 25+ years. I am also a doctoral student in Leadership and Change at Antioch University. As part of my graduate work, I am looking at how working in the Intelligence Community influences the choices we make after retirement. 

As IC employees, we have the opportunity to retire earlier than the general population which leaves more time for post-retirement activities. Given retirement at younger ages, what might post-retirement life offer?   And how do career experiences influence post-retirement choices?  Since we are also living longer, due to better medical knowledge, advances in technology, and smarter health choices, many will contemplate a second or 'encore' opportunity to do something else after we retire. 

Today I am asking for your help. My study looks at retirement choices for federal employees from the Intelligence Community who are baby boomers [born between 1946 to 1964]. I am interested in your decisions, opportunities, and experiences since you retired from Federal service.  Your views and insights are valuable input into current trends and patterns. The survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete and can be found here.

Please consider participating and please share this link with other IC retirees. I am looking for 250 participants. I appreciate your consideration and assistance in helping me reach my goal.

Your participation is voluntary and you can discontinue at any time during the survey. All survey responses will be kept confidential and anonymous. Your privacy is important and will be protected. You will not be identified by name in any reports using information obtained from this survey. All uses of records and data will be subject to standard data use policies, which protect the anonymity of individuals; however, data and analysis from the survey may be used for future scholarly presentations and publications.

This survey has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for studies involving Human Subjects at Antioch University. Participation in this survey implies consent. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Kreeger at lkreeger@antioch.edu. For further information on the study and survey, please contact me: Marianne V. Kramer - mkramer@antioch.edu.
                                                                                                    
Thank you. Marianne V. Kramer


LAST CALL - DO NOT MISS THIS SUMMER NCMF PROGRAM

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.


Just Released and Forthcoming Books of the Week

The Rising Clamor: The American Press, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Cold War
by David P. Hadley
(University Press of Kentucky, May 2019)

"Impressively researched and lucidly written. The best exploration to date of the relationship between the CIA, an institution devoted to secrecy, and another dedicated to transparency—the press. Hadley's story reveals that even as it changed over time, this relationship was as symbiotic as it was adversarial. It could not be more timely."—Richard H. Immerman, Temple University Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy

"Spies and reporters both trade in secret information, a task that makes them sometimes allies and sometimes adversaries. Hadley sheds light on the complicated relationship between the two, revealing how they clashed and cooperated during the most dangerous years of the Cold War. Packed with surprises and insights, this important book will always be timely."—Kenneth Osgood, author of Total Cold War: Eisenhower's Secret Propaganda Battle at Home and Abroad

"The CIA's relationship with the U.S. press during the Cold War has long been shrouded in secrecy and conspiracy theory. In the first book-length treatment of the subject, David Hadley dispels the myths and misunderstanding with sober, deeply researched, and nuanced analysis."—Hugh Wilford, author of America's Great Game: The CIA's Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East

Book may be ordered here.


VANGUARD: The True Stories of the Reconnaissance and Intelligence Missions behind D-Day
by David Abrutat
(Naval Institute Press-Uniform, May 2019)

Operation OVERLORD, the opening up of an Allied second front by the invasion of the Normandy beaches in June 1944 was the largest military invasion of all time, but it was preceded by years of industrial scale intelligence collection and dangerous clandestine reconnaissance missions off the French coast. 
VANGUARD is the untold story of this work, the intelligence machine and covert reconnaissance missions that went into the D-Day planning, such as the signals intelligence intercepts, the agent running operations orchestrated by the 15th Flotilla, to the clandestine work of the X-Craft and COPP (Combined Operations Pilotage Parties) diver teams that scoured the Normandy coast months before the June 1944 deadline. 
Abrutat pulls together previously unpublished but declassified Top Secret documents, diaries, letters, and personal accounts from some of the few remaining veterans who were there.

Book may be ordered here.


The Birth of the FBI: Teddy Roosevelt, the Secret Service, and the Fight Over America's Premier Law Enforcement Agency
by Willard M. Oliver at Sam Houston State University
(Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, July 2019)

Oliver, a professor of criminal justice at Sam Houston State University, describes the machinations that led to the establishment of the FBI. After the revolution, counterfeiting was one of the most serious crimes plaguing the U.S. The federal government used contractors—the legendary Pinkerton detectives—to ferret out counterfeiters. Eventually, the Treasury Department established its own anticounterfeiting unit, the Secret Service (which wouldn't assume its current job of protecting the president until after the assassination of William McKinley). Its agents were often borrowed by other federal departments to investigate crimes such as the fraudulent federal land deals made by members of Congress in the first years of the 20th century. In 1908, Congress ended the borrowing practice, but, unwilling to lose this key crime-fighting tool, Theodore Roosevelt's administration used a creative executive maneuver to set up a Bureau of Investigation under the aegis of the Justice Department. This inside-baseball deep dive into early-20th-century congressional-presidential relations is well-written and full of colorful personalities, among them detective Allan Pinkerton and James A. Tawney, Roosevelt's nemesis in the law enforcement jurisdiction battle. Students of congressional-presidential relations will lap this up. —Publishers Weekly

Book may be ordered here.


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


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.



Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Intelligence Agencies Brief 2020 Campaigns on Cybersecurity, Espionage Issues. The US intelligence community has briefed presidential campaigns on potential cybersecurity and espionage issues they may face ahead of the 2020 election.

The briefings, which were unclassified, covered basic cybersecurity hygiene and how to recognize ways that foreign influence operations might try to affect their campaigns. According to a joint statement, the three agencies that administered the briefings - the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence - "discussed best practices for mitigating risks."

The agencies declined to say which campaigns attended, but every presidential campaign that registered with the Federal Election Commission was invited, as well as the parties themselves. [Read more: Collier/CNN/22May2019]

Le Monde Director Summoned by French Intelligence Service. The managing director of the newspaper Le Monde, Louis Dreyfus, said Thursday he has been summoned for questioning by France's domestic intelligence agency, following a similar order against one of the daily's senior reporters.

Dreyfus told AFP he and Ariane Chemin - who broke the story of an explosive scandal concerning a security aide to President Emmanuel Macron, Alexandre Benalla, who was fired after being filmed roughing up a protester while police stood by - have both been told to appear at the headquarters of the DGSI service on May 29.

It was an article in July 2018 by Chemin that first reported that Benalla had beaten a May Day demonstrator while wearing a police helmet.

The Elysee has been accused of covering up the affair by failing to report Benalla to the authorities. [Read more: AFP/23May2019]

Israel's Intelligence Agency Mossad Looks to Invest in Fintech, AI, Blockchain Startups & More. Israel's intelligence agency Mossad is moving deeper into venture capital. The agency has launched a new website for its venture arm Libertad - a name derived from Latin that means Freedom. It is also the name of a ship that carried Jewish immigrants setting sail from Bulgaria in June 1940 and anchoring on the shores of what would soon become Israel.

According to the website, Libertad is interested in investing in early-stage companies in Fintech, Blockchain, AI and more.

Any investment from Libertad will be confidential and does not exclude other investors. If you receive an investment from Libertad, in return Mossad will receive access to the IP developed during R&D, while under contract and a non-commercial, non-exclusive license to use it. [Read more: Alois/CrowdfundInsider/26May2019]

North Macedonia President Rejects Allegations Against Intelligence Chief. President Stevo Pendarovski defended Erol Musliu on Thursday, calling him a "a top professional", after the Democratic Union for Integration, DUI party, the junior partner in North Macedonia's ruling coalition, criticised his appointment as the new National Intelligence Agency chief.

The DUI alleged that Musliu might be implicated in wrongdoing during a shootout between ethnic Albanian gunmen and the security forces in the northern town of Kumanovo in May 2015 that left 18 people dead, including eight police officers.

But Pendarovski said that Musliu "has built his career in this country and has perfect cooperation with the [security] services of all allied countries... His appointment was positively assessed by the allied countries' services."

Earlier on Thursday, Vice Prime Minister Bujar Osmani, speaking as a high-ranking DUI representative, said that his party has been "upset" by Musliu's appointment. [Read more: Marusic/BalkanInsight/23May2019]

Turkey's AK Party Says Nothing Wrong With Intelligence Meetings With Syria Despite Tensions. The AK Party of President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday there was nothing wrong with Turkey’s intelligence agency meeting Syrian counterparts to prevent conflict - even though Ankara has backed rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad.

The AKP was responding to a Turkish media report of high-level contact between senior Turkish and Syrian representatives.

AKP spokesman Omer Celik did not confirm that any meeting took place, but added that it would be natural despite years of antagonism between Erdogan and Assad.

Turkey’s Aydinlik newspaper quoted journalists who met Assad as saying that a Syrian committee had met Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MIT). [Read more: Reuters/22May2019]



Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Under CIA Chief Gina Haspel, an Intelligence Service Returns to the Shadows. At a gala dinner in February to raise funds for the families of Central Intelligence Agency officers killed in the line of duty, CIA Director Gina Haspel surprised her audience by delving into details of spycraft the agency has used to run agents on the streets of Moscow. But the crowd's astonishment at the unusual revelation quickly evaporated when the spy chief confided that the material came from a journalist's book.

After a year atop the CIA, Ms. Haspel is giving away few secrets. With a 35-year career in clandestine operations and a U.S. president who pounces when his spy chiefs contradict him publicly, she and her agency have adopted their lowest public profile in decades.

"She's gone to ground," said Mark Lowenthal, a former CIA official and staff director of the House Intelligence Committee. "It's not going to be any good for her to be out there attracting lightning bolts."

Interviews with nearly 20 current and former U.S. intelligence officials reveal a portrait of a CIA director who has been warmly received by the workforce she has spent her life among. [Read more: Strobel/WallStreetJournal/25May2019]

Is it Worth Taking Children to Bletchley Park to Learn About the War? Absolutely.
If war is hell, the devil must love the attention. And as the anniversaries roll around, our focus sharpens ever closer on one conflict in particular.

The Second World War endures in the memory for a number of reasons. Truly international, with battle lines clearly drawn, the correct side won and delivered a legacy of peace.

But is that it? For inquisitive types and especially children, we must always question further - without the triumphalism that can cloud our judgement.

Bletchley Park, in Hertfordshire, is the perfect place to begin. [Read more: Hampton/TheTelegraph/24May2019]

Ex-CIA Author Takes Hard Look at Spying in the U.S. "Few Americans realize the extent to which foreign intelligence services are stealing our most important secrets, right here at home, right under our noses."

James M. Olson, former chief of the Central Intelligence Agency's counterintelligence (CI) operation and now a Texas A&M professor, gets right to the point in his new book, To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence (Georgetown University Press, $29.95 hardcover).

Olson teaches in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at A&M. His first book, "Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying" (2007), was a fascinating look at 50 potential espionage scenarios.

His new book focuses on catching American residents who are spying for foreign countries. [Read more: Dromgoole/ReporterNews/25May2019]

The Most Decorated Soldier in American History Is Also a Founder of the CIA. As we look back on American military heroes over Memorial Day weekend, the lists include generals, West Point graduates and famous politicians. The most decorated veteran of all time, however, is a lawyer who went on to become the person widely considered the father of the Central Intelligence Agency.

In his new book, "Hope and History: A Memoir of Tumultuous Times," famous 20th Century diplomat Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel described in great detail his years as an aid to William J. "Wild Bill" Donovan. Over the course of the section on Donovan, he describes the military career of a man who is the only American to have won all four of the highest military honors: the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal and the National Security Medal.

Donovan's early life had nothing to do with the military, or military intelligence. He was born in Buffalo in 1883. He eventually became a college football star, went to Columbia Law School and entered private practice. [Read more: McIntyre/247WallSt/25May2019]

CIA Pays Tribute to Its Fallen in Annual Memorial Ceremony. Today, the Central Intelligence Agency held its annual Memorial Ceremony to remember, honor, and celebrate the courageous CIA officers who died serving their country.

This year, there are four new stars on the Memorial Wall, each commemorating a distinguished officer. Two of those stars honor officers whose names and contributions remain classified even after their deaths.

The other two stars honor Lieutenant John W. Creech and Daniel C. Dennett, Jr., who were on a mission to Addis Ababa when their plane crashed in bad weather. John and Daniel worked for the Central Intelligence Group (CIG) - the immediate predecessor to CIA. [Read more: CIA/21May2019]

A Tunisian Spy Story. The mysterious arrest of a UN expert, insistent rumours of arms trafficking, opaque manoeuvres by Libyan factions and infiltrations by foreign agents... A spy story is being played out in Tunis, against a background of galloping paranoia.

An RTL-SDR aircraft tracker, which can be purchased legally on the internet, is composed of an antenna and a USB key. There are smartphone apps that have similar functionalities that allow you to track commercial flight routes. Can it be that this object, found in his home, is the sole piece of evidence used by the Tunisian courts to justify the detention of United Nations (UN) expert Moncef Kartas for espionage, as his defence claims?

Kartas, who is German-Tunisian, was officially mandated in 2016 by the UN to lead an investigation into violations of the arms embargo on Libya. His carefully selected team was appointed by the UN secretary general and were due to draft a report in June. Kartas’s arrest disrupted those plans.

Kartas was arrested as he walked off a plane on 11 April in a theatrical scene at Tunis airport involving around 10 security agents. He is now awaiting trial in his cell in Mornaguia prison. Accused of "treason" and "spying for a foreign power", he faces the death penalty. Fortunately for him, Tunisia has banned that punishment. [Read more: LaFrance&Attia/JeuneAfrique/21May2019]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Could an Advisory Board Help Intel Innovation? A Senate panel approved a bill May 14 that would create an advisory board for the National Reconnaissance Office, likely as a way to encourage innovation and incorporate commercial developments.

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence passed the Intelligence Authorization Act for fiscal years 2018, 2019 and 2020. The annual legislation allows Congress to provide oversight of the Intelligence Community and authorize its activities over the next year.

The bill includes language that would establish an advisory board for the National Reconnaissance Office, one of the 17 member organizations of the Intelligence Community. Established in 1961, the NRO oversees the United States' satellites used for intelligence purposes, providing support to the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. The advisory board would study innovation, competition and resilience in space, overhead reconnaissance and other issues relating to the NRO mission. Members of the new board would be tasked with advising the director, as well as providing an annual report on its activities to the director and congressional intelligence committees. [Read more: Strout/C4ISRNet/22May2019]

How Secure is the Intelligence Community's IT Supply Chain? The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is taking aim at risks to the supply chain in its most recent draft of the Intelligence Authorization Act.

A provision in the legislation, which was approved by the panel May 14, would create a task force to address vulnerabilities in the supply chain from foreign actors.

The intelligence community has long known that foreign adversaries are interested in exploiting technology and information used by both industry and government. One key vulnerability is the acquisition supply chain. [Read more: Strout/FifthDomain/24May2019]


Section IV - Obituaries, Jobs, Research Assistance

Obituaries

Luther Deese, Senior Chinese Linguist at NSA

Luther Henry Deese Jr, 78, Senior Chinese Linguist at NSA, died 14 May 2019 in Ocala, FL.
His family moved to Ocala in 1947 when he was six years old and he attended Ocala High School where he served as senior class president for the class of '58. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force who's aptitude tests led him to take Mandarin Chinese at Yale University in New Haven, CT. After eight years in the Air Force, Luther had an incredible 32 year career defending our nation as a linguist with the NSA. He retired from the Agency in 1996 and was renown for his Chinese language reunions.
Luther was known for his kindness, generosity, and being an amazing friend. Having retired back to his hometown of Ocala in the late 1990s, he quickly re-connected with his classmates. He loved nothing more than touring the Harris Chain of Lakes in his boat with friends enjoying the day as well as spending time with his family.
The family will have a celebration of his life at a later date.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joannie, two sons, two brothers, a sister, and other family.

David Duberman, CIA Analyst and Station Chief in Clandestine Services

David Duberman, 89, a retired CIA Analyst and Operations Officer, died on 2 April 2019 in Chevy Chase, MD. A graduate of the University of Alabama, the University of Paris, SAIS, and the University of Pennsylvania, he served overseas with the CIA in Paris, Rabat, Bonn [as Deputy Station Chief], and Stockholm [as Station Chief]. At Headquarters, he also served on the European Staff of the Office of National Estimates. In retirement, he served as a contract officer running the NOC program.
His wife, Inger Borgmar Duberman of Gothenburg, Sweden, predeceased him. Over a span of fifty years, David collected Chinese bronzes dating from the 14th to the 18th Century. In 2015, David and Inger donated their extensive collection to the Mobile, Alabama Museum of Art, where it is on permanent display.
David was the rare intelligence officer who was a success both as an analyst and as an Clandestine Services officer.

Thérèse LeGallo, a CIA Operations Officer

Thérèse A. LeGallo, 53, former CIA Officer, died of cancer 26 May 2019 in Washington, DC. Word has just reached us Ms. LeGallo's death. She was serving as the President of AFIO's "André LeGallo" San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, having taken over for her father for whom the chapter was renamed.
She was recruited by the CIA shortly after graduating in 1987 from Miami University in Ohio and from there started her career as a CIA operations officer. After many months of training, she was taught Greek in preparation for what would be years living in Greece recruiting informants for the U.S. Therese had similar experiences when she was younger.
Growing up in Iran, she was under the impression that her father worked for the United States Department of State. When the Iranian Revolution broke out in 1979, Ms. LeGallo and her family moved back to the States. When she was Sixteen, her father sat her down and told her that he had been doing more in Iran than working for the State Department; he was, in fact, working undercover for the CIA.
In retirement, she worked for Leidos and Booz Allen Hamilton.
We will release an expanded obituary when a formal one has been issued.

Mike Lytton, CIA Operations Officer

Michael George Lytton, 81, a CIA Operations Officer, died 14 May 2019 in Merritt Island, FL due to complications from Merkel cell carcinoma (neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin).
Raised in Charleston, WV, he attended college at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, graduating in 1959. He completed graduate studies at Georgetown University in Washington DC in 1960 and then entered government service, where he had a long career with the CIA.
Mike completed overseas assignments in Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea, in addition to several domestic assignments. He retired from the CIA in 1995 and continued working under contract to the Agency until April 2004. When not on overseas assignment, he resided in Vienna, VA until 2011.
For the past 8 years he lived in Merritt Island, FL with his fiancée Priscilla Ubl. They had been high school classmates in Charleston, WV. He was a member of AFIO and CIRA.
His wife predeceased him. He is survived by four daughters, Margaret Riccio (Bob) of Alexandria, Rosemarie Harrington (Parker) of Arlington, Michelle Lytton of Williamsburg, and Danielle McNulty (Mike) of Waynesboro, and other family.



Jobs

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 Fort Meade, MD; Alexandria and Arlington, Virginia

Job Title:

Senior Intel Analyst (TS/SCI)

Company:

FireEye, Inc.

Experience:

10 to 20 years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Job Location:

Fort Meade, MD

 

Will track advanced persistent threats and report on their tools, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) of attacker's motivations, industry and attacker trends Provides master level support for Intelligence activities, initiatives, and projects Serves as expert resource for other staff to draw on as needed Provides expert techn...

 

Job Title:

Incident Response Consultant

Company:

FireEye, Inc.

Experience:

2 to 5 years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Job Location:

Alexandria, VA

 

Incident Response Consultant Alexandria, 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 i...

 

Job Title:

Malware Analyst (TS/SCI)

Company:

FireEye, Inc.

Experience:

2 years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Job Location:

Arlington, VA

 

Malware Analyst (TS/SCI) Arlington, 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 intell...

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.

Research Request of Former IC Employees born between 1946 to 1964 - RSVP ASAP

To members of AFIO:

Hello!  My name is Marianne Kramer and I am a current member of the Intelligence Community and have been for the past 25+ years. I am also a doctoral student in Leadership and Change at Antioch University. As part of my graduate work, I am looking at how working in the Intelligence Community influences the choices we make after retirement. 

As IC employees, we have the opportunity to retire earlier than the general population which leaves more time for post-retirement activities. Given retirement at younger ages, what might post-retirement life offer?   And how do career experiences influence post-retirement choices?  Since we are also living longer, due to better medical knowledge, advances in technology, and smarter health choices, many will contemplate a second or 'encore' opportunity to do something else after we retire. 

Today I am asking for your help. My study looks at retirement choices for federal employees from the Intelligence Community who are baby boomers [born between 1946 to 1964]. I am interested in your decisions, opportunities, and experiences since you retired from Federal service.  Your views and insights are valuable input into current trends and patterns. The survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete and can be found here.

Please consider participating and please share this link with other IC retirees. I am looking for 250 participants. I appreciate your consideration and assistance in helping me reach my goal.

Your participation is voluntary and you can discontinue at any time during the survey. All survey responses will be kept confidential and anonymous. Your privacy is important and will be protected. You will not be identified by name in any reports using information obtained from this survey. All uses of records and data will be subject to standard data use policies, which protect the anonymity of individuals; however, data and analysis from the survey may be used for future scholarly presentations and publications.

This survey has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for studies involving Human Subjects at Antioch University. Participation in this survey implies consent. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Kreeger at lkreeger@antioch.edu. For further information on the study and survey, please contact me: Marianne V. Kramer - mkramer@antioch.edu.
                                                                                                    
Thank you. Marianne V. Kramer

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....

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 7 pm - Las Vegas, NV - The AFIO "Roger E. McCarthy" Las Vegas Chapter hears Col Bijold on "US Army Nuclear Operations 1950s to 1990s."

Our featured speaker for the evening: Col. Gerald (Jerry) P. Bijold, US Army (Retired) speaking on "US Army Nuclear Operations 1950s to 1990s."
Col Jerry Bijold, US Army (Ret.) brings his insight and experiences with nuclear operations in the U.S. Army. During his 27-year career, Col. Bijold, served in diverse capacities, to include Helicopter Pilot; Executive Officer; U.S. Army Recruiting Commander; and Plans Officer.

Location: Los Prados Country Club, 5150 Los Prados Cir, Las Vegas, NV 89130
Timing: 5:30 pm: Enjoy the Los Prados Club restaurant and bar; 7 pm Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance & Moment of Tribute, and Chapter Update – G. Schiffbauer; New Business; Adjournment of Business Meeting; Raffle Drawing.
To attend, email Linda Cohn at lasvegasafo@gmail.com anytime or call 702-239-1370 if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you!

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

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 - Arlington, VA - CIRA Luncheon - Speaker: Amb Joseph DeTrani, CIA expert on US Relations with North Korea and China

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. Ambassador DeTrani had a distinguished career at CIA and the ODNI and is a highly recognized expert on North Korea which continues to be at the forefront of US national security and diplomatic interests. Moreover, Ambassador DeTrani has significant experience in directing and coordinating CIA and IC efforts in matters concerning China and Counterproliferation.

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.

At a time when US relations with North Korea and China are of intense interest, CIRA is very fortunate to have such a distinguished speaker. Please join your fellow members in extending a warm welcome to Ambassador DeTrani.

Luncheon Location will be at the usual Arlington, VA 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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