AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #22-19 dated 4 June 2019

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Obituaries, Jobs, Research Assistance

Obituaries

Jobs

Research Assistance

Section V - Events

Upcoming AFIO Events

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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 This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2018-19 academic year.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.

     

TOMORROW (Wed June 5) IS 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

Call the NCMF office at 301-688-5436 to see if walk-ins will be accepted.

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 Call the NCMF office at 301-688-5436 to see if walk-ins tomorrow will be accepted.
To learn more about the topic or speakers, as well as the presentation, do so here.


Last Call for Participants - Research Request of Former IC Employees born between 1946 to 1964 - RSVP ASAP:

To members of AFIO:

Several Hundred have responded, thank you. Only 35 more are needed to begin the program.
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


Just Released and Forthcoming Books of the Week

The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats
by Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake
(Penguin Press, July 2019)

America's next major war is likely to be provoked by a cyber attack. From well-covered stories like the Stuxnet virus, which helped slow Iran's nuclear program, to lesser-known tales like EternalBlue, the 2017 cyber battle that closed hospitals in Britain and froze shipping crates in Germany in midair, we have entered an age in which online threats carry real-world consequences. But we do not have to let autocrats and criminals run amok in the digital realm. We now know a great deal about how to make cyberspace far less dangerous--and about how to defend our security, economy, democracy, and privacy from cyber attack.

This is a book about the "Fifth Domain" — the Pentagon's term for cyberspace. A tour of the terrain of cyberspace: the scientists, executives, and public servants who have learned through hard experience how government agencies and private firms can fend off cyber threats. From inside quantum-computing labs racing to develop cyber superweapons; to the boardrooms of the many firms that have been hacked and the few that have not; through the corridors of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Seeks to provide solutions over scaremongering, and emphasizes "cyber resilience" — crafting systems that can resist most attacks, raising the costs on cyber criminals and the autocrats who often lurk behind them, to avoid the trap of overreaction to digital attacks.

Book may be preordered here.


The Millionaire Was a Soviet Mole: The Twisted Life of David Karr
by Harvey Klehr
(Encounter Books, July 2019)

By the time he died under mysterious circumstances in Paris in 1979 at the age of 60, David Karr had reinvented himself numerous times. His remarkable American journey encompassed many different worlds—from communist newspapers to the Office of War Information, from muckraking columnist to public relations flack, from corporate raider to corporate executive, from moviemaker to hotel executive, from business fixer to Olympic Committee confidant. According to some sources it also included arms smuggler, corrupt businessman, visionary deal-maker, protector of Jewish emigrants from Russia, and behind-the-scenes political fixer. He worked as an agent for the KGB, and, most likely, assisted the Israeli Mossad.

Book may be preordered here.


Hitler's Secret Army: A Hidden History of Spies, Saboteurs, and Traitors
by Tim Tate
(Pegasus Books, July 2019)

Between 1939 and 1945, more than seventy Allied men and women were convicted—mostly in secret trials—of working to help Nazi Germany win the war. In the same period, hundreds of British Fascists were also interned without trial on specific and detailed evidence that they were spying for, or working on behalf of, Germany. Collectively, these men and women were part of a little-known Fifth Column: traitors who committed crimes including espionage, sabotage, communicating with enemy intelligence agents and attempting to cause disaffection amongst Allied troops. Four of these traitors were sentenced to death; two were executed, whilst most of the others received lengthy prison sentences or were interned throughout the war.

Hundreds of official files, released piecemeal and in remarkably haphazard fashion in the years between 2002 and 2017, reveal the truth about the Allied men and women who formed these spy rings. Most were ardent fascists: all willingly betrayed their own country in the hope and anticipation of a German victory. Several were part of international espionage rings based in the United States.

If these men and women were, for the most part, lone wolves or members of small networks, others were much more dangerous. In 1940, during some of the darkest days of the war, two well-connected British Nazi sympathizers planned overlapping conspiracies to bring about a "fascist revolution." These plots were foiled by Allied spymasters through radical—and often contentious—methods of investigation. Its agents set up elaborate agent provocateur and sting operations which uncovered scores of the Nazi sympathizers seeking to pass military and defense secrets to the enemy.

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



Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

CIA Looks to Partner with Tech. The CIA wants to be a leading user and partner to commercial industry for cutting edge technologies, one of the agency's top tech officials told big data analytics vendors.

"Flat is the new up" for agency budgets, said Dawn Meyerriecks, deputy director of science and technology at the CIA. Budget constraints, a continuing paradigm shift of advanced technology research and development from government to industry and China's increasing commitment to tech research, have changed the way the CIA looks for new capabilities, Meyerriecks said at the Intelligence Analytics Summit in Alexandria, Va., on May 30.

"We don't do a lot of applied science. I have to find those people and team with them because we have to be ahead," she said. "We have to find folks that are always operating in the margins of new businesses, because that's where we make our bread and butter as an agency," she said. [Read more: Rockwell/FCW/30May2019]

Canada Revenue Agency Begin Payouts to Informants for Offshore Tax Intelligence. The federal government has begun making payments to confidential informants for intelligence that has so far brought in more than $19 million from offshore tax evaders.

The Canada Revenue Agency issued the first rewards under its offshore tax-informant program between April 2018 and the end of March this year, newly released documents say.

The program was launched five years ago amid public pressure to find and penalize Canadians who improperly use offshore accounts to avoid paying their fair share of tax to Ottawa.

The revenue agency says it cannot disclose the specific amounts paid to informants because that data could potentially reveal their identities. [Read more: Bronskill/CanadianPress/3June2019]

Russia Demands Tinder Share User Data, Messages With Its National Intelligence Agencies. Russia is requiring dating app Tinder to hand over data on its users -including messages - to national intelligence agencies, part of the country's widening crackdown on internet freedoms. The communications regulator said Monday that Tinder was included on a list of online services operating in Russia that are required to provide user data on demand to Russian authorities, including the FSB security agency.

Tinder, an app where people looking for dates swipe left or right on the profiles of other users, will have to cooperate with Russian authorities or face being completely blocked in the country. The rule would apply to any user's data that goes through Russian servers, including messages to other people on the app.

Tinder was not immediately available for comment. [Read more: Vasilyeva/AP/3June2019]

U.S. Believes Russia Conducting Low-Level Nuclear Tests: Official. The United States believes Russia may be conducting low-level nuclear tests, a U.S. intelligence official on Wednesday, while the head of a body monitoring a global nuclear treaty said there was no sign of such violations by Moscow.

Negotiated in the 1990s, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) enjoys wide global support but must be ratified by eight more nuclear technology states, among them Israel, Iran, Egypt and the United States to come into force.

Russia ratified it in 2000.

However, the head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) said, "The United States believes that Russia probably is not adhering to its nuclear testing moratorium in a manner consistent with the 'zero-yield' standard." [Read more: Reuters/29May2019]

Bahamas Passes National Crime Intelligence Agency Bill. Senators debated and passed the National Crime Intelligence Agency (NCIA) Bill, 2019, yesterday.

The four opposition senators voted against the legislation.

The bill will establish a government agency, referred to as the NCIA, to gather intelligence on individuals and/or entities which pose a potential threat to the national security of The Bahamas.

Attorney General Carl Bethel called the opposition failure to support the bill "rank hypocrisy". [Read more: Jones/EyewitnessNews/4June2019]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

The Case of the Friendly Neighborhood Spy.  Marian Zacharski was young, charming, and handsome. In his mid-20s, he was a sales rep and rising star in the U.S. operations of the Polish American Machinery Corporation and was living a leisurely life in the suburbs of Los Angeles in the late 1970s.

He was also a spy.

Zacharski was an "illegal" - a foreign intelligence agent living on U.S. soil, operating undercover and unknown to American authorities, much like the Russian spies arrested by the FBI in 2010 that partly inspired the television drama The Americans.

In 1977, Zacharski was sent to California by the Polish government, then an Eastern bloc country working in concert with the Soviet Union, to uncover military and industrial secrets in the aerospace industry.

It wasn't long before Zacharski found an ideal target. [Read more: FBI/3June2019]

Teams who Exposed Hezbollah Tunnels Awarded Israel Defense Prize. The 2019 Israel Defense Prize will be awarded to the intelligence and engineering teams that uncovered and neutralized a grid of Hezbollah tunnels in northern Israel, the Defense Ministry announced Monday.

The decision was made by a special ministerial committee and approved by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is also the acting defense minister.

This award is the defense establishment's highest ‎honor. Created in 1958, it recognizes projects and ‎activities ‎that have made significant operational ‎and technological contributions to national security ‎and the defense of the State of Israel.‎

The four-year intelligence-technological-operational effort culminated in Operation Northern Shield in December 2018, during which six terror tunnels dug by the Shiite terrorist group under the Israel-‎Lebanon security fence were destroyed. [Read more: Limor/IsraelHayom/4June2019]

98-Year-Old WWII Vet Gets Congressional Gold Medal for Service as a Spy.  Bernd Stevens fled Hitler's crackdown on Jews in Germany in 1939, sneaking to the United States with faked papers at age 19. He left chaos behind: His family's camera shop in Munich seized by Nazis, father and brother shipped off to sure death in concentration camps, war about to erupt.

He didn't know where his life would lead. But he knew one thing. He wanted to go back for revenge. And that's just what he did - in epic fashion, as a Nazi-killing spy for the storied Army Office of Strategic Services, which later became the Central Intelligence Agency.

Stevens wound up earning a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star after making daring parachute jumps behind enemy lines to steal intelligence, leading commando attacks in France and enduring torture in a Gestapo prison. But it took 73 years after the end of World War II for him to get his greatest honor: the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award in the nation, matched only by the Presidential Medal of Freedom. [Read more: Fagan/SanFranciscoChronicle/2June2019]

James Bond Still a Strong 'Recruitment Sergeant' for MI6, Says Expert. James Bond remains a powerful recruitment tool for MI6, a secret intelligence expert says - despite claims that he is unrealistically posh and violent.

Dr Rory Cormac, associate professor of international relations with a specialty in secret intelligence at Nottingham university, said MI6 loved the positive brand provided by Ian Fleming's fictional spy.

"They like the image it creates, as Bond is linked to British omnipotence and omniscience," he told an audience at the Hay festival. "It is a great recruitment sergeant as well - although a lot of people who want to become James Bond get weeded out very early, as they are psychopaths."

Cormac said the spy was also a positive for intelligence diplomacy. [Read more: Cain/TheGuardian/30May2019]

Exercise Tests, Evaluates DIA Technologies. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) personnel are espousing the benefits of the recently completed Joint Innovation Battle Lab (JIBL), an exercise targeting integration of operations, intelligence, and technology.

"Our technology is cutting-edge and we're excited to showcase it," Matt Avery, JIBL technology line of effort director, said. "One of the exercise goals is to integrate with our interagency partners to increase speed, accuracy, and lethality. Testing out our tech with end-users gives us immediate feedback so we can not only meet this goal but also show how agile and expeditionary DIA operates."

The effort, which is conducted yearly at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, enables participants to share best practices; identify, test and evaluate innovative technologies; and improve operational and intelligence tradecraft with special operations forces, the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, federal law enforcement, the private sector, and academia. [Read more: Clark/HPN/3June2019]

A Tale of Lost WW2 Uranium Cubes Shows Why Germany's Nuclear Program Failed. When University of Maryland physicist Timothy Koeth received a mysterious heavy metal cube from a friend as a birthday gift several years ago, he instantly recognized it as one of the uranium cubes used by German scientists during World War II in their unsuccessful attempt to build a working nuclear reactor. Had there been any doubt, there was an accompanying note on a piece of paper wrapped around the cube: "Taken from Germany, from the nuclear reactor Hitler tried to build. Gift of Ninninger."

Thus began Koeth's six-year quest to track down the cube's origins, as well as several other similar cubes that had somehow found their way across the Atlantic. Koeth and his partner in the quest, graduate student Miriam "Mimi" Hiebert, reported on their progress to date in the May issue of Physics Today. It's quite the tale, replete with top-secret scientific intrigue, a secret Allied mission, and even black market dealers keen to hold the US hostage over uranium cubes in their possession. Small wonder Hollywood has expressed interest in adapting the story for the screen.

Until quite recently, Koeth ran the nuclear reactor program at UMD, which is how he met his co-author. [Read more: Ouelette/PhysicsToday/3June2019]

"The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB" - Book Review. Perhaps the most feared nightmare of every intelligence service is a leak by one of its own. For Russia this nightmare became a reality the day a retired KGB major entered a British embassy in a capital of one of the Baltic states intending to provide the British secret service with the top-secret Soviet intelligence files.

Christopher Andrew, the author of the book, The Sword and The Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and The Secret History of the KGB, provides a fascinating account of the history of the Soviet secret service. The book is based on classified information from the archive of the KGB's First Chief Directorate that was responsible for its foreign operations and intelligence activities. Andrew, who is currently an Emeritus Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Cambridge, wrote the book in cooperation with the person that provided the British Secret Intelligence Service (better known as SIS or MI6) with the archive. In 1992, Vasili Mitrokhin, a former KGB member and archivist of the First Chief Directorate, left Russia along with his family and six cases of top-secret documents. Besides the immense importance of these documents, Mitrokhin's story itself is worthy of a film. [Read more: Gregor/SWJ/4June2019]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Julian Assange is a Spy, not a Journalist. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called WikiLeaks a "nonstate hostile intelligence service." Apparently Julian Assange agrees. In its new 18-count indictment of Assange for multiple violations of the Espionage Act, the Justice Department notes that Assange told former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning that WikiLeaks had originally described itself as an "intelligence agency" for the people.

Now, at long last, the head of that enemy intelligence agency is facing a possible 175 years in a federal penitentiary for his theft of American secrets.

The damage Assange has done is unfathomable. [Read more: Thiessen/WashingtonPost/2June2019]

Don't Know Much About the History of Russian Spying in the U.S.? Blame it on Outdated Books. The greatest security breach in the history of the United States occurred during the 1940s and 1950s when American citizens forwarded top-secret information to Soviet agents. Yet the students in my Stanford University classes hardly know about it.

They're not historically ignorant. They've earned top scores on the Advanced Placement U.S. history exam and can go on at length about the House Un-American Activities Committee, loyalty oaths, Hollywood blacklists and Sen. Joseph McCarthy. But when it comes to Russian spying, their knowledge starts and ends with Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who met their deaths in the electric chair at Sing Sing.

The Rosenbergs were part of an extensive spy ring of American citizens who betrayed their country on behalf of a foreign power. Hundreds of American spies infiltrated the highest echelons of government, including Assistant Treasury Secretary Harry Dexter White. The information they passed along allowed the Russians to hopscotch over phases of development and produce an atomic bomb years before they would have otherwise.

Why do my students know only half of this story? [Read more: Wineburg/LATimes/29May2019]

Female Spies and Their Secrets. Are women useful as spies? If so, in what capacity? Maxwell Knight, an officer in MI5, Britain's domestic-counterintelligence agency, sat pondering these questions. Outside his office, World War II had begun, and Europe's baptism by blitzkrieg was under way. In England - as in the world - the intelligence community was still an all-male domain, and a clubby, upper-crust one at that. But a lady spy could come in handy, as Knight was about to opine.

In a memo "on the subject of Sex, in connection with using women as agents," Knight ventured that one thing women spies could do was seduce men to extract information. Not just any woman could manage this, he cautioned - only one who was not "markedly oversexed or undersexed." Like the proverbial porridge, a female agent must be neither too hot nor too cold. If the lady is "undersexed," she will lack the charisma needed to woo her target. But if she "suffers from an overdose of Sex," as he put it, her boss will find her "terrifying."

"What is required," Knight wrote, "is a clever woman who can use her personal attractions wisely." And there you have it - the conventional wisdom about women and spycraft. Intelligence officers had long presumed that women's special assets for spying were limited to strategically deployed female abilities: batting eyelashes, soliciting pillow talk, and of course maintaining files and typing reports. Overseeing operations? Not so much. [Read more: Mundy/TheAtlantic/June2019]


Section IV - Obituaries, Jobs, Research Assistance

Obituaries

Dan Acton, CIA Career Operations Officer

Daniel Kenneth Acton, 55, a CIA Career Operations Officer, died 27 May 2019 in McLean, VA after a long-term illness. He earned his BA in Economics and an MBA from California State University, Fullerton. Dan met his wife and partner in crime, Mary, soon after moving from California to Virginia for a "dream" job at the Central Intelligence Agency. Dan and Mary married in 1989 and together raised three wonderful children, dragging them on adventures around the world!
Dan's Agency career spanned 27 years including three tours in foreign countries where he developed his great love for travel and languages. He spent the latter part of his career serving in multiple senior executive positions across the Intelligence Community. Following his retirement from Federal service in December 2014, he migrated to the private sector, accepting a position at BAE Systems where he served as Senior Vice President for Intelligence & Strategy. His passions included: travel, an ongoing quest for the best strawberry gelato and cherry danish, jet-skiing with his dog, Trixie, at the Lake Anna family home, and tackling endless DIY projects, often involving duct tape. His greatest passion though was spending time with his large family, who affectionately referred to him as "Uncle Danger." He will be most missed for his one of a kind sense of humor, intellectual curiosity, and his amazing advice.
Dan is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mary Acton née Lenze, two sons and a daughter, two brothers and two sisters, and other family.

Dick Coffman, CIA Officer

Richard Walter Coffman, 77, a CIA Officer, died suddenly on 23 May 2019 in Potomac, MD. Dick was born in Toledo, OH, grew up in Bowling Green and Toledo, where he was an altar server, swam, played baseball and football, and graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School. He then attended Marquette University as a Navy ROTC cadet, graduating in 1963 with a BA degree in journalism.
He was commissioned in the Marine Corps in 1963 and served in Vietnam in 1966. He continued military service for 31 years, retiring as a full colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve.
In 1967 Dick joined the Central Intelligence Agency where, during a distinguished 30-year career, he served in a succession of increasingly responsible worldwide assignments.
Dick was a long-time communicant of Saint Raphael Catholic Church in Rockville, Maryland, where he functioned as sacristan, rising before dawn several times a week to open the church before daily mass. "He was always there, dedicated," remembered his pastor, Father Mike Salah. "When I would compliment him on that, he'd respond, "That's what a Marine would do.' "
Dick also had a passion for military history, especially the Civil War, of which he had an encyclopedic knowledge. He frequently joined battlefield tours, and late in his life enthusiastically earned a master's degree in Military History from Norwich University.
Dick also served as a Director of the Marines' Memorial Association and as a leader of the McLean, VA lunching and discussion group known as Tertulians.
Dick Coffman was outgoing and generous, a dedicated Catholic, a committed and able public servant, a man who loved and was very proud of his family, a wonderful friend, and a devoted master to his golden retriever Barkley. He was an active member of AFIO.
Dick met his wife, Jean Schell, at Marquette. In 1964 she became his beloved wife and together they had a son Michael, daughter Lauren, and son Mark. Later there were ten grandchildren.
A funeral mass for Dick will be held at Saint Raphael Catholic Church, 1513 Dunster Road, Rockville, Maryland 20854 at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, 5 June 2019, followed by a reception at 12:30 p.m. at the Army-Navy Club, 901 17th Street NW in Washington, DC. Burial at Arlington National Cemetery will take place at a later time.

Mike Fleming, 50-Year Career NSA Senior Executive

Michael Grogan Fleming, 73, a 50-Year Career NSA Senior Executive, died 28 May 2019 in Columbia, MD. An Indiana native and graduate of Purdue University in 1968, he served at many levels including senior executive within the National Security Agency across a 50 year career. Combining loves of both sports and photography, Mike was an active volunteer in the Howard County Striders documenting races and events, as well as sharing his passion through coaching.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Lee Johnson, CIA NPIC Officer

Colin Lee Johnson, 74, a CIA NPIC Officer, died 28 May 2019 in Clifton, VA. Lee served at the CIA for 27 years at the National Photographic Interpretation Center.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Mary, a son and daughter, and other family.
A visitation with the family will be held on Friday, 7 June 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA. A funeral service will be held Saturday, 8 June 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 6320 Hanover Ave, Springfield, VA.

Walter Senio, USAF, DIA, and CIA Intelligence Executive

Walter Paul Senio, Colonel USAF (Ret), 98, a USAF, DIA, and CIA Intelligence Executive, died 30 December 2018.
He spent most of his military career as an intelligence officer with the U.S. Air Force, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Central Intelligence Agency.
Colonel Senio, who was born in Mayfield, PA and was a graduate of the University of Scranton and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, from which he received an M.A. degree. He also received a master's degree in political science from Columbia University.
Colonel Senio enlisted in the then Army Air Corps in 1942 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant Bombardier in 1943. During WW II he flew a total of 33 combat missions as a bombardier on B-24 Liberator bombers. Thirteen of these missions were flown with the 15th Air Force flying out of Manduria, Italy. Twenty missions were flown with the 8th Air Force flying out of Attleboro, England, which included a mission on D-Day in support of the Normandy invasion. He was discharged into the active reserve in 1945 as a 1st Lieutenant and was recalled to active duty during the Korean War in 1950 as an intelligence officer. He had a total of 30 years of active duty and seven years of active reserve duty.
Colonel Senio's military assignments included duty as an intelligence staff officer in then West Germany (1951-1955), assistant air attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow (1960-1962) and air attaché in the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw (1968-1970). During his attaché assignments he reported on Soviet activities related to the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. He was a Russian language translator on the Washington-Moscow "Hot Line", which was a direct teletype communications emergency link between the U.S. and Soviet heads of state (1963-1965). His last overseas assignment was as an intelligence staff officer with the 7th Air Force in Saigon, South Vietnam (1970-1971). This was followed by duty with a USAF human source intelligence collection agency (1972-1975) and duty with the Defense Intelligence Agency where he served as Chief of the Soviet/Warsaw Pact Division, Director of Estimates. In this capacity he represented the DIA in NATO intelligence threat studies and deliberations. Colonel Senio retired on July 1, 1979.
His military decorations include two awards of the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and campaign medals.
In civilian life, Colonel Senio was a newspaper reporter with the Danville-Commercial News in Danville, IL and the Binghamton Press in Binghamton, NY, both Gannett newspapers. Following his military retirement he worked as an intelligence analyst with Systems Research Laboratory and later as a Russian language translator with the U.S. Foreign Broadcast Information Service.
He is survived by many children and other family.
Services will be held on 6 June 2019 at 9 a.m. at Fort Myer Old Post Chapel followed by interment at Arlington National Cemetery.

Stephen Squires, NSA and DARPA Computer Scientist

Stephen Lee Squires PhD, 71, an NSA and DARPA Computer Scientist, died 26 April 2019. He advanced computer science in the interests of national security and sought societal benefits and impacts, and achieved both, serving his country largely out of the public eye.
He was a graduate of Drexel University, BSEE, Electrical Engineering (1970), which recognized him as Engineer of the Year in 2003. He earned an MS in Computer Science from Princeton University (1972), and a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard University (1998).
Stephen's government service spanned nearly 30 years, first at the National Security Agency and then at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, where he served as a research Program Manager, then Office Director, and then Special Assistant for IT.
He subsequently worked at Hewlett-Packard as Chief Science Officer from 2000 to 2006. In 2006, Stephen founded Kelvin 1687, a consultancy focused on the future of IT. At DARPA he led efforts advancing modern parallel computer architecture and associated Unix-based systems software, with lasting influences on the design of modern large-scale computing. Stephen understood technical trends often before they were noticed by others, and also played a key role in creating new trends. In the late 1980s he helped advance a computing-research partnership among federal agencies that continues to this day as NITRD.gov, the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program.
In his long career as a manager of research, Stephen stimulated his colleagues to be creative and aggressive in taking on the most challenging problems in computing and national security.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Marmor-Squires, two daughters, and other family.



Jobs

DC-based Research Institute Seeks Paid Intern with some proficiency in Mandarin Chinese for China Brief Newsletter

Position Title: China Brief Intern at The Jamestown Foundation, Washington, DC
The Jamestown Foundation is offering a paid internship (stipend) for Summer 2019 to assist the Editor-in-Chief of China Brief in preparing and sending out the bi-weekly publication. Duties include minor copy editing, updating the Jamestown Foundation website, assisting the Editor in outreach to the China policy community via social media, researching topics related to Chinese security and East Asia, as well as assisting the Foundation with the organization of special conferences and events. The ideal candidate will be a current undergraduate or graduate school student with an interest in Chinese affairs and some Chinese language skills.
Requirements:
• Close attention to detail and the ability to work effectively with minimal oversight.
• Good research skills and a solid understanding of political/security/economic developments and trends in China, Sino-American relations, and the greater Asian region.
• Editing skills in order to assist the Editor-in-Chief in publishing the Jamestown Foundation's biweekly publication, China Brief.
• Must be physically located in the Washington, DC, area and be able to work part-time at the Jamestown office in downtown Washington.
• Be able to devote a minimum of between 20 to 25 hours a week to assist the China Brief Editor with his duties and help out on other ongoing Jamestown projects.
• Must be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken language at the level of a native English speaker.
• Familiarity with Wordpress or other website backend applications, a plus.
• A strong presence on social media and/or familiarity with social media platforms and outreach.
• Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese preferred.
To Apply or for more information email pubs@jamestown.org with your resume and a cover letter, and use the subject heading "China Brief Intern."

FireEye Has Three Positions in Reston and Alexandria, Virginia

Job Title:

Product Manager - SIEM/Big Data

Company:

FireEye, Inc.

Experience:

7 to 20 years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Job Location:

Reston, VA

 

Product Manager SIEM/Big Data 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 intellige...

 

Job Title:

Senior Developer (US Remote - Prefer Eastern Time Zone)

Company:

FireEye, Inc.

Experience:

3 to 20 years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Job Location:

Reston, VA

 

Senior Developer (US Remote Prefer Eastern Time Zone) 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 stat...

 

Job Title:

Senior Systems Administrator

Company:

FireEye, Inc.

Experience:

5 to 20 years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Job Location:

Alexandria, VA

 

Senior Systems Administrator Alexandria, 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 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.

Pacific Northwest AFIO Chapter Was Active Years Ago. This Researcher Seeks Info on Its History from current/former Members

We are looking for persons who may have been associated with a lapsed AFIO chapter in the Seattle Washington area. The chapter lapsed roughly a decade ago and we are looking to do a little research into the history of that chapter while respecting the privacy of chapter members. Our intent is ultimately to provide some history of AFIO in the Northwest region of the country for our members and potentially on a local chapter website. We are looking only for chapter history no names of any individuals will be published without explicit permission of the persons involved. If anyone has any information, they would like to share please contact Carl Wege at the Columbia River Chapter of AFIO twege@ccga.edu.

Final Call for Participants - Research Request of Former IC Employees born between 1946 to 1964 - RSVP ASAP

To members of AFIO:

Several Hundred have responded, thank you. Only 35 more are needed to begin the program.
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" - a new AFIO Project

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!

15 June 2019, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine hosts CIA Veteran Operations Officer David Hunt discussing "From Russia With Love."

CIA operations veteran David P. Hunt will discuss "From Russia With Love -- a history of assassinations from the 16th century to today," at the AFIO Maine Chapter meeting.

Hunt served 32 years in the CIA, including tours in Italy, Vietnam, Somalia, Norway, France, and New York City. He served twice as Deputy Chief of Station (Norway and France) and twice as Chief of Station (Somalia and New York City). A Colby College graduate, he is an expert in Soviet operations, European affairs, and counterintelligence.
Hunt holds the Donovan Award for Excellence, as well as the CIA's Distinguished Intelligence Medal, its highest award.
This is the latest in a series of discussions relating to the importance of intelligence in current public affairs.
The meeting is open to the public, and will begin at 2 p.m. at the Program Center of the Brick Store Museum, 4 Dane St., Kennebunk.
A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

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

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. The 2019 annual CIRA dinner will be held in Tysons Corner. The cost will be $110 per person.

As was the case last year, the selected hotel has reserved a block of rooms at reduced rates for attendees traveling from out of town. Information on menu choices will be forwarded in the near future.
Program: Cocktail Reception starts 6 pm; Dinner begins 7:30 pm; Presentations begin 8:45 pm. Full details when finalized.

The evening's program will include the presentation of the first CIRA Lloyd Salvetti award. 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. When available, specifics on location, registration, and other questions, will be announced here and on CIRA's webpage.

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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