AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #25-19 dated 2 July 2019

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Target USA  - National Security Podcasts by WTOP's National Security Correspondent J.J. Green.

Access latest and past episodes here.

  • Episode 175 on 6/26/2019: An interview with Elizabeth Horst, chargé d'affaires, US Embassy Tallinn, Estonia: Elizabeth Horst has been posted to some of the toughest places on earth, including Pakistan, Afghanistan and Moscow. And speaking of Russia, Estonia is the frontline in the Western defense against Russian aggression. Horst tells Target USA what it's like working there.
  • Episode 174 on 6/19/2019: There are more than 10,000 spies lurking in DC: Brian Dugan, assistant special agent in charge of counterintelligence at the Washington Field Office of the FBI, joins Target USA to put the problem into context and explain how they're dealing with it.
  • Episode 173 on 6/12/2019: Rules for war in cyberspace: The world has recently seen the devastation that can be caused by the amorphous realm that is cyber. Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Estonia's ambassador at-large for cybersecurity, discusses how diplomats are going about putting rules in place, how they are going to be enforced and where they are in the process.
  • Episode 172 on 6/5/2019: Jonna Mendez, former CIA chief of disguise talks about her book, 'The Moscow Rules': The legendary woman, who created some of the CIA's most ingenious disguises, talks about the rules of the road for U.S. spies in Moscow, her career and her famous husband, the late Tony Mendez of "Argo" fame.
  • Episode 171 on 5/29/2019: EUCOM's fight against cyber threats: Brigadier Gen. Maria Biank talks with Target USA about the U.S. European Command's efforts to defend against cyber threats.
  • Episode 170 on 5/22/2019: A conversation with Pakistani Ambassador Asad Majeed Khan: The Pakistani government says it's "cleansed" the tribal areas of terrorism and that there's no organized terrorist activity happening inside Pakistan. Also on this episode, Pakistani Ambassador Asad Majeed Khan discusses the fact that Pakistan is Iran's official representative here in Washington.
  • Episode 169 on 5/15/2019: The real story behind the new International Spy Museum: More than 10,000 spies are believed to be residing in Washington, D.C., living among a population of about 700,000 people. That means one in every 70 people you run into in D.C. is likely a spy. How do you tell? What are they up to? How do they do their work? Many of the answers and the profound history of espionage lie inside a new glass and steel structure called the International Spy Museum.
    Episode 168 on 5/8/2019: Surviving after the Mueller Report: The report is in. The investigation is over. There will be no more indictments, arrests or trials. Now, the nation is locked in a battle over impeachment and executive privilege. How did we get here and how will we get out? Answers on this edition of Target USA.
  • EXTRA on 5/5/2019: North Korea missile launch was 'foolhardy': Ambassador Joe Detrani is the former U.S. Special Envoy for the Six Party Talks with North Korea. He tells Target USA that Kim Jong Un's decision to launch a short-range ballistic missile over the weekend was dangerous and shortsighted. It could signal the end any meaningful chance to achieve denuclearization on the Korean peninsula.
  • Episode 167 on 5/1/2019: Iranian spies in the US: In August 2018, Alireza Jafarzadeh was eating in a Los Angeles restaurant. He noticed a very friendly waiter offering exceptional service, free food and a lot of attention. He later learned from the FBI, the waiter was a part of a "capture and kill" scheme cooked up by Iranian intelligence. Listen as Jafarzadeh explains what happened on this episode of Target USA.
  • Episode 166 on 4/24/2019: The Sri Lanka Easter Sunday massacre: More than 350 died and more than 500 were wounded after a series of coordinated blasts rocked the island-nation of Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler Sr., the director of the Counter Extremism Project, says this shocking attack was the Islamic State group's way of announcing that its new reign of terror is underway.
  • Extra on 4/18/2019: Early takeaways from the Mueller Report: As we learn more from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on "The investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election," it's clear the Russian government and its key intelligence agencies ran a long-term, sophisticated interference operation that we're just beginning to understand. Target USA host JJ Green details some of the early takeaways from the report.
  • Episode 165 on 4/17/2019: The National Harbor plot: A Maryland man plotted to run over people using a stolen U-Haul. FBI Acting Special Agent in Charge Jennifer Moore, Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski and WTOP Reporter Megan Cloherty join us to explain what happened and what's next in the war against terrorism.
  • Extra on 4/10/2019: Assange Arrested: Target USA host JJ Green discussed the arrested of Julian Assange and explains what led up to it.
  • Episode 164 on 4/10/2019: Exercise African Lion 2019: Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier, commanding general of U.S. Army Africa, breaks down Exercise African Lion 2019, which took place in Morocco. He discusses what happened, why it was important and what it means for the future of the U.S. military, and its military partners in Africa and beyond.
  • Access above latest and past episodes here. Also consider subscribing to his remarkable INSIDE THE SCIF newsletter. Released by email every Thursday, WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green's newsletter keeps you posted on what he's seeing on international security, intelligence, foreign policy, terrorism and cyber developments and — and what's coming up next. Sign up here.

    Just Released and Forthcoming Books of the Week

    An Innocent Bystander: The Killing of Leon Klinghoffer
    by Julie Salamon
    (Little, Brown and Company, June 2019)

    The story of one American family at the center of a single, shocking act of international terrorism that "manages to capture the essence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict"

    On October 3, 1985, Leon Klinghoffer, a disabled Jewish New Yorker, and his wife boarded the Achille Lauro to celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary with a Mediterranean cruise. Four days later, four Palestinian fedayeen hijacked the Italian luxury liner and took the passengers and crew hostage. Klinghoffer was shot in the head, his body and wheelchair thrown overboard. His murder became a flashpoint in the struggle between Israelis and Arabs and gave Americans a horrifying preview of what it means when terrorism hits home.

    What transpired on the Achille Lauro, Salamon says, had tragic reverberations for the wives and sons of Abu al-Abbas, the Palestinian mastermind behind the hijacking, and the family of Alex Odeh, a Palestinian-American murdered in Los Angeles in a brutal act of retaliation. [The undead terrorists get to promote their bids for sympathy; the dead have no voice, pro-bono counsel, or spinmeisters.] Through interviews with almost all living participants, including one of the hijackers, the hijacking and the ensuing U.S.-led international manhunt are meticulously described; the diplomatic wrangling between the US, Egypt, Italy, and Israel; and the long search for justice. The book reveals the back story of the controversial opera about the Klinghoffer tragedy that provoked a culture war.

    Book may be ordered here.

    Appeasement: Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the Road to War
    by Tim Bouverie
    (Tim Duggan Books, June 2019)

    Argues that British PM Neville Chamberlain's diplomatic failures and upper-crust British support for Hitler paved the way for WWII, and only Winston Churchill and a few other Conservative politicians saw the danger.

    In September 1938, PM Chamberlain stepped off a plane and prepared to address the crowd of journalists, Cabinet Ministers and well-wishers waiting at Heston airfield. Just back from Munich where, under his leadership, Britain and France had conceded the German-speaking fringe of Czechoslovakia to Hitler, after which the Führer was persuaded to sign a joint declaration symbolizing "the desire of our two peoples never to go to war with one another again." The cost had been high, but Chamberlain's eleventh-hour gamble had, he boasted, secured "peace for our time." Less than a year later, Germany invaded Poland and the deadliest conflict in human history began. 

    An unusual coalition of Conservative rebels, including the indomitable Winston Churchill, and opposition MPs were among the few to realize that the only real choice was between "war now or war later." As German troops entered the demilitarized Rhineland, marched into Austria, and threatened to invade Czechoslovakia, Hitler still enjoyed surprising support among the ruling class and members of the Royal Family. The disastrous years of indecision, failed diplomacy, and parliamentary infighting enabled Hitler's domination of Europe.

    Book may be ordered here.


    FBI Investigates Leak Of 1,000 Pages Of 'Top Secret' Air Force Intelligence. The FBI is investigating a leak of more than 1,000 pages of highly-sensitive classified documents from a critical American air and space intelligence unit, Forbes has learned.

    The files were taken home by a contractor at the U.S. Air Force National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) based out of Ohio's Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, according to a search warrant filed June 21st. NASIC is a Department of Defence intelligence unit that analyses intelligence on foreign air, cyber and space threats. That includes intelligence on military systems and equipment of other nation states.

    "This case is particularly concerning given the intelligence mission, with implications across U.S. security apparatus not just housed at the base," said Graham Brookie, a former U.S. government advisor on homeland security and counterterrorism.

    The files, many of which were marked 'TOP SECRET,' were uncovered by the Fairborn City Police Department on May 25th, the FBI wrote in its search warrant application. [Read more: Brewster/Forbes/2July2019]

    Venezuela Charges Two Intelligence Officials Over Death of Detained Officer. Venezuela has charged two intelligence officials with homicide over the death of a navy captain who had been in military custody, the country's chief prosecutor said on Monday, following outrage over alleged torture of the deceased officer.

    President Nicolas Maduro's government over the weekend confirmed the death on June 29 of Rafael Acosta, arrested eight days earlier for alleged participation in a coup plot, without providing details on the cause of death.

    Acosta's wife and rights groups accuse Maduro's government of torturing Acosta to death and refusing to clarify the circumstances. United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Monday said she was "shocked" by the torture allegations.

    Chief Prosecutor Tarek Saab said two officials working for military intelligence agency DGCIM had been charged with homicide in Acosta's death, without making reference to torture or explaining how Acosta was killed. [Read more: Reuters/1July2019]

    IWTC Virginia Beach Student Intelligence Officers Gain Valuable Insight. Twenty Naval Intelligence Officer Basic Course (NIOBC) students from Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Virginia Beach visited multiple intelligence commands during visit to Washington, June 24-27.

    The trip provided valuable insight into the expectations of junior intelligence officers across not only the intelligence community, but also within the information warfare community. The students were able to ask questions and have analytic conversations with subject matter experts while leveraging the information taught throughout the NIOBC 20-week course.

    The tour included Aerospace Data Facility-East, Pentagon, Central Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Office of Naval Intelligence, and Defense Intelligence Agency. Additionally, the students gained exposure to the chief of naval operations intelligence briefers at the Pentagon and the Office of Naval Intelligence staff, supporting global operations and providing a holistic view of naval intelligence. [Read more: DVIDS/27June2019]

    Skripal Poisoning: Third Russian Suspect 'Commanded Attack'. A senior Russian military intelligence officer commanded the team suspected of the Salisbury poisoning, evidence uncovered by the BBC's Newsnight and the investigative website Bellingcat suggests.

    Details of the "third man's" trip to London in March 2018 have been assembled after the investigative website obtained his phone records and shared them with the BBC.

    In February, Bellingcat published information identifying Denis Sergeyev as a man who travelled to London under the false identity of Sergei Fedotov.

    They also established details of his career and connection to his country's military intelligence service, known by its Russian acronym, the GRU, and linked him to a 2015 suspected poisoning in Bulgaria. [Read more: Urban/BBCNews/28June2019]

    Ethiopia Appoints New Chief of Staff for Defense Force, New Intelligence Director. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed New Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian Defense Force, reported state-affiliated broadcaster, Fana Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday.

    General Adem Mohammed is picked to lead the Defense Force. In June 2018, he was appointed as the new Director-General to Ethiopian National Intelligence and Security Service(NISS). Before his last role, he had served in the role of head of the Ethiopian Air Force.

    His appointment came in just a week after the revered former Chief of Staff, General Seare Mekonnen, was assassinated in the capital Addis Ababa in his residence while he was in the middle of "organizing a response" to what the Ethiopian government calls "attempted coup d'etat" in Bahir Dar, capital of Amhara regional state. The Ethiopian government has linked the assassination of the Chief of Staff on June 22, 2019, with the alleged coup d'etat. According to the government narrative, he was killed by his own bodyguard whom the government identified on Monday as Private Mesafint Tigabu. [Read more: borkena/28June2019]

    Iran Says Several Suspected U.S. Spies Face Possible Death Sentences. Iranian prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for several suspects arrested last year for spying for the United States in military and nuclear bodies, state media reported on Tuesday, as tensions rise with Washington over Tehran's nuclear program.

    Iran said in August it had arrested "tens of spies" in state bodies, many of whom were dual nationals.

    In June, Iran said it executed a former contract employee of the defense ministry aerospace body on charges of spying for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. [Read more: Reuters/2July2019]


    The CIA Only Follows 11 People on Instagram. Here's Why. Eagle-eyed social media spies might have noticed that the Central Intelligence Agency's Instagram account (@CIA) has finally started following a few people. Eleven people, to be exact, all actors and actresses who have portrayed spies and CIA officers.

    The CIA launched its Instagram page on April 25, but it had not followed anyone else until Thursday afternoon, said Sara Lichterman, media spokesperson and entertainment industry liaison for the CIA.

    The decision to follow Hollywood stars including Tom Hanks, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Melissa McCarthy and John Krasinski is part of the CIA's Reel vs. Real initiative, aimed at leveraging the concept of myth versus reality in Hollywood. [Read more: Bradley/PRWeek/27June2019]

    Nazi Spy Master's Mission to Doylestown and Bristol. I've snagged many interesting Bucks County stories to tell over the years. Somewhere near the top is a reminiscence from Katharine Ritter Wallace of McLean, Virginia. Her father recruited and supervised Nazi espionage agents in Britain, America and North Africa from 1936 to 1941.

    Their aim was to swipe aviation secrets. Katharine hoped I could resolve a question about Col. Nikolaus Ritter's rendezvous in 1937 with his Doylestown agent working at a nearby seaplane factory "on the Susquehanna River." I chuckled. "Your dad probably meant Fleetwing Aviation on the Delaware River in Bristol. Seaplanes were built there, only 30 miles from Doylestown."

    Katharine had been translating into English her dad's German memoir, an insider's view of being Adolf Hitler's spy handler. "Cover Name: Dr. Rantzau" was recently published by Kentucky University. An advance copy arrived at my doorstep a few weeks ago.

    Ritter was a wounded German infantry officer in World War I who immigrated to the United States in 1924, became a businessman, gained fluency in Americanized English, married a schoolteacher and fathered two children. [Read more: LaVO/TheIntelligencer/1July2019]

    Top Secret DAMON: the Classified Reconnaissance Payload Planned for the Fourth Space Shuttle Mission. The first military/intelligence payload ever scheduled to fly aboard the Space Shuttle was a top-secret photographic reconnaissance system code-named DAMON and managed by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). DAMON would have operated inside the shuttle's payload bay for several days, photographing the Earth below, before the shuttle astronauts brought it back along with its precious cargo of exposed film.

    Information about DAMON has never been released before. DAMON was scheduled to launch aboard the space shuttle Columbia in the second quarter of 1982, initially on the sixth shuttle flight. But as the shuttle program kept slipping, DAMON was re-manifested to fly on the fourth and final test flight, known as Orbital Flight Test-4. The STS-4 mission eventually launched in June 1982, with Thomas K. Mattingly and Henry W. Hartsfield Jr. as crew, but DAMON was not aboard, and neither was the third astronaut who most likely would have ridden along to operate it. The project was canceled after hardware was built and the NRO was gearing up for its first use of the Space Shuttle. [Read more: Day/TheSpaceReview/1July2019]

    Meet Lateral Innovation. Lateral Innovation, you say? As opposed to forward innovation? Why can't it be both? Lateral Innovation (LI), a new division within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, focuses on amplifying, accelerating, and maximizing innovative efforts across the Intelligence Community and wider U.S. government. What does that look like? For starters, we are launching a series of articles highlighting the innovative efforts across the Community. Consider this Q&A your introduction to both LI and this series. (Very meta, we know.) [Read more: Tobin/ODNI/26June2019]

    Spies Fear a Consulting Firm Helped Hobble U.S. Intelligence. America's vast spying apparatus was built around a Cold War world of dead drops and double agents. Today, that world has fractured and migrated online, with hackers and rogue terrorist cells, leaving intelligence operatives scrambling to keep up.

    So intelligence agencies did what countless other government offices have done: They brought in a consultant. For the past four years, the powerhouse firm McKinsey and Co., has helped restructure the country's spying bureaucracy, aiming to improve response time and smooth communication.

    Instead, according to nearly a dozen current and former officials who either witnessed the restructuring firsthand or are familiar with the project, the multimillion dollar overhaul has left many within the country's intelligence agencies demoralized and less effective.

    These insiders said the efforts have hindered decision-making at key agencies - including the CIA, National Security Agency and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. [Read more: Politico/2July2019]

    The 70-Year Spy Alliance the U.S. Says It May Cut Off. Born out of World War II, it's the world's deepest and most comprehensive collaboration among spy services. But now the U.S. has threatened to limit the intelligence it supplies to the so-called Five Eyes network unless its members join it in excluding equipment from Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co. from their new 5G mobile networks.

    The Five Eyes name refers to the security classification of intelligence documents: SECRET - AUS/CAN/N.Z./U.K./U.S. EYES ONLY. It began in 1946, when the U.S. and the U.K. agreed to institutionalize the intelligence sharing that helped them win the war; the U.K. had broken Germany's Enigma code, giving it access to German war communications, while the U.S. had cracked Japan's Purple cipher. Canada joined the club two years later, and Australia and New Zealand in 1956. The group is so good at keeping secrets that its existence was only revealed to the public in the mid-2000s. [Read more: Vickers/Bloomberg/30June2019]

    Section III - COMMENTARY

    Congress Must Fight Academic Espionage to Protect American Jobs - and Our Security. When most Americans think of espionage, we think of debonair foreign spies sneaking around military compounds - or bespectacled hackers hammering away at keyboards to steal top-secret information from foreign adversaries.

    But there is an entire world of espionage happening right under our noses - at American colleges and universities.

    Foreign intelligence services routinely probe computer systems at U.S. higher education institutions - and they also enlist (or implant) students and professors as assets to pass important research and findings to their spy agencies.

    The main goal isn't typically to learn any classified state secrets (not in academic espionage anyway). Foreign actors want to steal the important technological advancements, research and innovations being created by our nation's best and brightest researchers and scientists. [Read more: Gingrich/Newsweek/28June2019]

    The Hero Who Betrayed His Country. Deniss Metsavas was visiting his relatives in Russia in the summer of 2007 when the incident occurred.

    While out with his cousin at a nightclub in Smolensk, Metsavas struck up a conversation with an attractive woman he hadn't met before. They hit it off and spent the night flirting and dancing before retiring to a sauna in the early hours of the morning. Though saunas in much of Russia are bathhouses where men drink vodka and are flagellated with oak leaves, this one was a sex motel. He and the woman slept together there, but feeling awkward about what was inevitably going to be a one-night stand, Metsavas went out to buy her flowers. "I cannot leave her money," he recounted to me. "She's not a prostitute." Metsavas laid the bouquet by the bed, then returned to his relatives' home to steal a few hours of sleep.

    The moment he stepped outside the house, though, two men dressed in plain clothes approached him and identified themselves as police officers. They showed him an affidavit in which the woman Metsavas had spent the night with claimed he had raped her. He could face up to 15 years in a Russian prison if convicted, they warned him, and they told him to follow them to the police station. Once there, one of the officers pulled out a small digital camcorder with a playback screen that showed Metsavas in bed with the woman. [Read more: Weiss/TheAtlantic/26June2019]

    The Destabilizing Danger of Cyberattacks on Missile Systems. After President Trump decided to halt a missile attack on Iran in response to the downing of a US drone, it was revealed that the US had conducted cyberattacks on Iranian weapons systems to prevent Iran launching missiles against US assets in the region.

    This ‘left-of-launch' strategy - the pre-emptive action to prevent an adversary launch missiles - has been part of the US missile defence strategy for some time now. President George W Bush asked the US military and intelligence community to infiltrate the supply chain of North Korean missiles. It was claimed that the US hacked the North Korean ballistic missile programme, causing a failed ballistic missile test, in 2012.

    It was not clear then - or now - whether these ‘left-of-launch' cyberattacks aimed at North Korea were successful as described or whether they were primarily a bluff. But that is somewhat irrelevant; the belief in the possibility and the understanding of the potential impact of such cyber capabilities undermines North Korean or Iranian confidence in their abilities to launch their missiles. In times of conflict, loss of confidence in weapons systems may lead to escalation.

    In other words, the adversary may be left with no option but to take the chance to use these missiles or to lose them in a conflict setting. [Read more: ChathamHouse/2July2019]

    Section IV - Obituaries, Jobs, Research Assistance


    Dick Padgett, Career NSA Signals Analyst
    Richard Dean Padgett, 81, a Career NSA Signals Analyst, died 28 June 2019 in Bowie, MD.
    Born and raised in Anacostia, Washington, D.C., he attended the Catholic University of America graduating with a degree in Physics. He also was a graduate of the National War College, Washington, DC.
    He served in the US Air Force at Hill AFB, Utah, as an Air Munitions Officer, evaluating and extending the shelf life of air munitions. He then served at Norton AFB, California, specializing in the Atlas ICBM Guidance System. He retired as a Captain USAFR in 1971.
    From 1963-1998, Dick was a career employee at the National Security Agency, as a Signals Analyst, and as a member of the Senior Cryptologic Executive Service starting in 1987.
    From 1998-2002, he worked for the Maryland DOT (Department of Transportation) and the Maryland Office of Planning. Mr. Padgett was Special Assistant, Planning & Zoning, for a County Councilman.
    Dick was active in his community as President of the Bowie Citizens Assn., Select Commissioner of the Bowie Soccer Assn., and President of the Belair Jr. High PTA. He was a member of St. Pius X Church, and was an Honorary Life Member of the Sacred Heart Council Knights of Columbus #2577, Bowie, MD.
    Mr. Padgett served on the Bowie City Council for 22 years. His forte was planning and zoning, something he thoroughly enjoyed. He successfully lobbied for the legislation that preserved and established the Belair Mansion (home of three Maryland Governors) as an historic site.
    He enjoyed body surfing, dancing, kickball, gardening, British comedies, and bad puns.
    He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sheila Kenny Padgett, two daughters and two sons, and other family.
    A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Pius X Church, Bowie, MD on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 11 a.m.

    Rebecca Turner, NGA Official
    Rebecca Alison Turner PhD, 61, a NGA IT Official, died of cancer 25 June 2019 in Earlysville, VA. Dr Turner was a Navy veteran. She was employed as a Supervisory IT Operations Engineer at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in Charlottesville since 2014, and at the NGA St Louis headquarters from 2011 to 2014. She worked as a Senior Executive, Operations Manager, and Consultant for numerous Department of Defense agencies including the MITRE Corp, Harris Corporation, and CACI Premier Technologies for over 25 years. Dr Turner received her PhD in Project Management from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, in 2007. She has written extensively for professional journals and delivered presentations on a wide range of topics from emotional intelligence in the workplace, project management, logistics management, and the development of women professionals in her field. She also taught as an adjunct professor at Washington University in St Louis from 2009 to 2011 and is the author of five books of fiction.
    Rebecca was an avid gardener, volunteered at animal rescue and pet adoption agencies, and loved to crochet. Rebecca was passionate about life, she loved her kitties, and she was devoted to her family.
    Dr Turner is survived by her husband, Rich, a stepdaughter and stepson, and other family.


    Georgetown Law is seaching for a National Security Program Director for their national security programs.

    The National Security Program Director oversees the national security JD and LL.M. and student experience at Georgetown Law. This position will design and develop major program components including strategy, policy, and process. S/he maintains curricula, conducts research, leads professional conferences, and provides student support. While producing ideas for faculty review and implementing programs that reflect faculty interest, the incumbent will evaluate effectiveness to meet programmatic goals. Reporting to the Faculty Director of the Center on National Security and the Law (CNSL), the Program Director has additional duties that include but are not limited to:
    Student and Alumni Professional Development
    • Oversee students' academic choices, career preparation, and job placement.
    Assist with new student orientation, with a particular emphasis on incoming national security law students.
    • Advise JD and LL.M. students on courses appropriate to their interests and future goals.
    • Run the law school's annual Security Clearance Workshop for interested students.
    • Provide opportunities for students to meet with legal professionals in all aspects of national security law to help them to learn about a variety of different possible career paths through talks, panels, discussions, site visits, and other events.
    • Run the annual National Security Career Fair, in conjunction with George Washington Law School and the American Bar Association, held alternately at Georgetown Law and George Washington Law
    • Maintain a database of former students and individuals connected with Georgetown Law who have experience or are practicing in the field of national security law.
    • Maintain the program's Linkedln site.
    • Provide career advice to JD and LL.M. students and help them to connect with alumni in the field to ensure that they have the best advice going forward.
    • Circulate job opportunities to current students and alumni.
    • Provide educational and career advice to Georgetown Law alumni who want to move into national security law or who are already in the field.
    Curriculum Development
    • Continue to strengthen Georgetown Law's national security curriculum.
    • Undertake an annual, comprehensive curriculum review, meeting with the Faculty Director of CNSL and the national security faculty cohort to: determine which courses would enhance the offerings at Georgetown Law; reduce duplicative courses; eliminate outmoded courses; and identify potential adjunct faculty for needed areas.
    • Help to develop practicums, internships, and externships in the field.
    • Evaluate adjunct faculty and provide them with pedagogical assistance to strengthen their performance in the classroom.
    Marketing and Recruiting
    • Market the program to and recruit top JD and LL.M. national security law students.
    • Develop, contribute to, and help to maintain the national security law program's website.
    • Maintain an online presence for the program in social media.
    • Assist Faculty in annually selecting the national security law scholar.
    Strategic Planning
    • In partnership with the Faculty Director, design and implement a strategic vision for the JD/LL.M. and LL.M. in National Security Law.
    • Create regular and ongoing opportunities for national security Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, and Students to provide feedback on the JD/LL.M. program.
    • Create regular and ongoing opportunities for Georgetown Law to hear from professionals in the field what the most important skills are for students to develop at Georgetown Law and beyond.
    • J.D. degree
    • At least 7 years of progressive experience related to this field
    • Demonstrated organizational skills and strong collaborative skills
    • Experience in and good knowledge of the field of national security law
    • A commitment to excellence in the classroom, curricular development, and career placement for the students
    • Experience in academic administration as well as management and mentorship is preferred

    Please apply with a cover letter, resume, and transcript at the Georgetown Career Opportunities Portal.

    Any questions may be directed to Nadia Asancheyev, at, or 202-662-4072.

    Applications are due Friday July 19, 2019.

    Starr Companies has an opening for Director of National Capital Region

    Employment Duration: Full Time
    Location: Washington, DC
    Travel: Up to 50%
    Responsibilities: The ideal candidate will have prior experience working in, and relationships previously established within, the U.S. Federal Government, to include experience working in an HR or Benefits role:
    • Consolidate Trade Association and US Fed Govt outreach under one individual; Maintain these relationships once established
    • Develop new relationships and opportunities with Trade Associations that Starr Wright currently does not have relationships with
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    Thank you very much for your assistance in this regard. If you have any questions or would like to discuss in person, please just let us know.
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    Research Assistance

    CAVEAT: AFIO does not "vet" or endorse research inquiries, career announcements, or job offers. Reasonable-sounding inquiries and career offerings are published as a service to our members, and for researchers, educators, and subscribers. You are urged to exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding, and should verify the source independently before deciding if you wish to supply a resume, career data, or personal information. Your participation in research aids the Intelligence Community and future officers.

    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 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


    Thursday, 18 July 2019, 11:30 AM - Colorado Springs - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts Bill Gallegos, discussing "Hostage in Tehran for 444 Days."

    The speaker, Bill Gallegos, and 51 others were taken hostage in Tehran on November 4, 1979 by a group of Iranian college students belonging to the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam's Line, who supported the Iranian Revolution as they took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. He spent 444 days until January 1981 as a "guest" of the Ayatollah Khomeini, who had replaced the Iranian monarchy with an Islamic Republic in March 1979. It was the longest hostage crisis in recorded history. Bill will speak to his experiences as a hostage.

    Biography: William (Billy) Gallegos was born in Pueblo, Colorado. His Marine Corps career started in 1977. He attended Marine Corps Depot in San Diego, CA. He was then assigned to Marine Security Guard Battalion in Quantico, VA. Upon graduation from Marine Security Guard school he was assigned to the American Embassy Tehran, Iran. Upon his release from captivity, Sgt. William Gallegos completed his military enlistment and was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps. During his military service he earned numerous military awards including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Prisoner of War Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Department of State Award for Valor. Upon his discharge, he returned to Colorado where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado.

    Bill Gallegos then began a career in law enforcement as a Denver Sheriff and joined the Denver Police Department in 1994. His assignments with the Denver Police Department include street patrol officer, Vice and Narcotics and Denver police Intelligence unit where he was on loan to the Federal Bureau of Investigation/Joint Terrorism Task Force from 2004 to 2018. His police awards include numerous commendations as well as three Denver Police Distinguished Service Crosses and a Purple Heart. He retired from law enforcement in November 2018.

    Please contact for more information.

    Saturday, 20 July 2019, 10am - 3pm - Dedham, MA - AFIO New England hosts Membership Business Meeting, Speaker, and Discussions

    The AFIONE meeting schedule is as follows: Registration & Gathering, 1000 ― 1030; Membership meeting 1030 ― 1045; Morning Discussion Session 1045 to 1200; Luncheon at 1200 - 1300. The Morning session will be open discussion. Our afternoon speaker will be from 1300 ― 1430 with adjournment by 1500. The Morning session will cover various business-related items, general discussion regarding recent events of interest to the membership and a presentation by one of our members.

    Full details when available.

    LOCATION: The AFIONE chapter meeting will be held at the MIT Endicott House in Dedham Mass. Their website is here. Address is: 80 Haven Street, Dedham, MA 02026. Should you elect to stay at the Endicott House, Mike Assad has arranged a room rate of $140.00. Please mention AFIO/NE and Mike Assad when you make your reservation.

    For additional information contact us at

    Reservations are $25.00 per person. Emails regarding your plans to attend will be accepted if you are late meeting the deadline. These must be sent to Sarah Moore no later than 7 days prior to the event. Paid in advance the cost of the luncheon is $25 per person.
    Mail name of attendee and any guests to: AFIO/NE, Sarah Moore, PO Box 1203, Orange, CT 06477.

    Saturday, 24 August 2019, 5:30 p.m. - Oak Lawn, IL - AFIO Illinois-Indiana Chapter hosts Cybersecurity expert Professor Maurice Dawson

    Speaker and Dinner are part of this chapter meeting where we will hear Maurice Dawson, Ph.D., D.C.Sc., SMIEEE, Director of the Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education, Fulbright Scholar, & Senior Fellow at ALPF, discuss Cybersecurity issues. Professor Dawson is a nationally recognized expert on CyberSecurity and a published author.

    Event is being held at the Stoney Creek Golf Club, 5850 W 103rd St., Oak Lawn, ill. 60453. Chapter VP John Fanning has arranged dinner for us in a private room for the cost of only $40pp.
    RSVP: Please advise me as soon as you can of your commitment to attend, and please bring guests with you.
    Please understand that we must provide a guaranteed number, and I will be personally responsible for no-shows.
    Email your RSVP to chapter President Vernon Petri at or call him at 317-696-3580. Also, if your dues are up for renewal, bundle the $40 fee with your registration.

    On Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 11:30 a.m. no-host cocktails; 12 noon - San Francisco, CA - The "Andre Le Gallo" San Francisco Chapter hosts Abraham D. Sofaer on "Taking on Iran."

    Abraham D, Sofaer, George P. Shultz Fellow in Foreign Policy and National Security Affairs, Emeritus, speaks on "Taking on Iran: Strength, Diplomacy and the Iranian Threat." Abraham D. Sofaer, who served as legal adviser to the US Department of State from 1985 to 1990, was appointed the first George P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution in 1994. During his service as legal adviser, he was responsible for US/Iran negotiations at the Iran/US Tribunal in The Hague.

    Meeting location: Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Avenue, South San Francisco, CA.
    Eventbrite Registration: Link forthcoming.

    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 or 646-717-3776.

    1 November 2019, 10:30 am - 2 pm - Tysons, VA - SAVE THE DATE for this final AFIO luncheon of 2019. Features Jonna Mendez, former CIA Chief of Disguise, co-author of The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War, and Vince Houghton PhD, Spy Museum Historian, discussing his just released The Nuclear Spies: America's Atomic Intelligence Operation against Hitler and Stalin.

    Jonna Mendez's presentation starts at 11 a.m. Mendez (Spy Dust: Two Masters of Disguise Reveal the Tools and Operations That Helped Win the Cold War), share (with late husband Tony Mendez) their experiences as spies in Moscow during the height of the Cold War in the mid-1980s. The authors begin with the initial list of "the Moscow Rules" and continue to discuss briefly the current state of affairs in Russia under Vladimir Putin, and how they interfered with the 2016 U.S. election.

    Vince Houghton PhD, historian and curator of the International Spy Museum, makes his presentation at 1 p.m. on The Nuclear Spies: America's Atomic Intelligence Operation against Hitler and Stalin. He asks why did the US intelligence services fail so spectacularly to know about the Soviet Union's nuclear capabilities following WWII? The Manhattan Project's intelligence team had penetrated the Third Reich and knew every detail of the Nazi 's plan for an atomic bomb. What changed and what went wrong?

    Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons Corner, VA 22182 Phone: (703) 893-2100. Directions at this link.

    Hold the date. Links to online registration will be provided next month.

    Wednesday 4 December 2019, 5:30 p.m. - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter hosts CIA Officer (Ret) Dr. John A. Gentry discussing "IC Political Activism since 2016 -- Origins and Implications."

    Partisan political activism by current and former intelligence officers since mid-2016 is the largest and most significant politicization of intelligence by intelligence officers in U.S. history. This presentation will explore the causes and the wholly negative consequences of this new form of politicization for the IC and the country.

    Dr. John A. Gentry was for 12 years an intelligence analyst at the CIA, where he worked mainly economic issues associated with the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact countries; for two of those years he was senior analyst on the staff of the National Intelligence Officer for Warning. He is a retired U.S. Army Reserve officer, with most assignments in special operations and intelligence arenas. On active duty, he was executive officer of a special forces operational detachment. As a reservist, he was mobilized and spent much of 1996 as a civil affairs officer in Bosnia. Dr. Gentry also is an adjunct associate professor with the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. He formerly taught at the College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University, at the National Intelligence University, and at George Mason University. His research interests primarily are in intelligence and security studies. He publishes frequently in Intelligence and National Security and International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence. Georgetown University Press published his co-authored book, Strategic Warning Intelligence: History, Challenges and Prospects, in early 2019. He is a member of the Editorial Committee of the International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence. He is adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

    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 or 646-717-3776.

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    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 Tysons Corner 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 on CIRA's webpage.

    Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Annapolis Junction, MD - NCMF 2019 Membership Meeting

    Details to follow in several weeks about this 2019 National Cryptologic Museum Foundation General Membership Meeting. Not co-event occurring following two days, below.

    Additional information or questions can be handled at NCMF Office at or call 301-688-5436.

    Thursday-Friday, 17 - 18 October 2019 - Laurel, MD - 2019 Symposium on Cryptologic History - The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) and the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation

    The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) and the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation invite proposals for the 2019 Symposium on Cryptologic History. The Symposium will be held on October 17-18, 2019 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, MD. The theme of the 2019 Symposium is "From Discovery to Discourse." Proposals are due February 4, 2019. To submit your proposals or for additional details please visit this link

    The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) Center for Cryptologic History (CCH) and the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF) invite proposals for papers to be presented at the 17th biennial Symposium on Cryptologic History which will take place October 17 - 18, 2019. The Symposium will be held at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, Maryland. Following the Symposium on Saturday October 19th, attendees will be given an opportunity to tour the National Cryptologic Museum and participate in a workshop on researching cryptologic history sources.

    The theme for the 2019 Symposium on Cryptologic History is "From Discovery to Discourse." Since 1990, the Symposium on Cryptologic History has served as an opportunity to present historical discoveries found in unclassified and declassified Intelligence Community records and engage in scholarly discussion about their significance to cryptologic history. All topics relevant to the history of cryptology, signals intelligence, technology, and national security are welcome. An interdisciplinary approach is encouraged. Topics anchored by anniversary events are traditionally well-received by attendees. Just two examples of significant anniversaries in 2019 include the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the British Government Code and Cypher School (now known as the Government Communications Headquarters or GCHQ) and the 70th anniversary of the establishment of NSA/CSS' predecessor, the Armed Forces Security Agency. Submissions from those who are new to the field, particularly graduate students, are particularly welcome. This will ensure the variety and diversity of exchange that has been the hallmark of this event.

    Registration Opens 15 July 2019 here. More about the Biennial Symposium is here.

    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.

    21-22 November 2019 - Phoenix, AZ - CAE in Cyber Security Annual Symposium

    The CAE in Cyber Security Symposium is right around the corner! CAE is Centers of Academic Excellence. If your institution belongs to the CAE-CD, CAE-2Y, CAE-R, or CAE-CO Program, you are eligible to participate. Details to follow several months from now.
    Direct your questions to What are CAEs? More information here.

    Upcoming CAE events and the Cyber Security Symposium.

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

    Perfect for professors, students, those considering careers in intelligence, and current/former officers seeking to see what changes are taking place across a wide spectrum of intelligence disciplines. AFIO's Guide to the Study of Intelligence helps instructors teach about the large variety of subjects that make up the field of intelligence. This includes secondary school teachers of American History, Civics, or current events and undergraduate and graduate professors of History, Political Science, International Relations, Security Studies, and related topics, especially those with no or limited professional experience in the field. Even those who are former practitioners are likely to have only a limited knowledge of the very broad field of intelligence, as most spend their careers in one or two agencies at most and may have focused only on collection or analysis of intelligence or support to those activities.
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