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Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Laurel, MD - NCMF 2019 Membership Meeting
The 2019 NCMF General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium will be held from 9am to 3pm on 16 October 2019 at the JHU/APL Kossiakoff Center, 11100 John Hopkins Rd, Laurel, MD 20723-6099. See here for a snapshot of the program and stay tuned for more details. Registration is open now.
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 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." From Discovery to Discourse — THEME & PROGRAM INFO.
Call for Papers
Paper deadline is 15 October 2019
Just Released and Forthcoming Books of the Week
During the Cold War, stories of espionage became popular on both sides of the Iron Curtain, capturing the imagination of readers and filmgoers alike as secret police quietly engaged in surveillance under the shroud of impenetrable secrecy. And curiously, in the post-Cold War period there are no signs of this enthusiasm diminishing.
The opening of secret police archives in many Eastern European countries provided the opportunity to excavate some forgotten spy stories. The editors of this work bring together a wide range of accounts compiled from the East German Stasi, the Romanian Securitate, and the Ukrainian KGB files. The stories are a complex amalgam of fact and fiction, history and imagination, past and present. These stories of collusion and complicity, betrayal and treason, right and wrong, and good and evil cast suprising new light on the question of Cold War certainties and divides. Lives all field operatives and intelligence officers know well.
Preston follows up his 1994 book The Hot Zone with another terrifying real-life thriller about the threat of viruses—in this case, Ebola. He leavens the subject's essential grimness with inspiring portrayals of men and women who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives battling the virus's resurgence in West Africa in 2013 and 2014. Along with character sketches, Preston delves into the moral complexities that can arise in disease research, in this case when an apparent miracle cure—dubbed wow "because everybody was typing Wow in their emails"—yields amazing results in monkeys and the researchers must decide whether to experiment with its efficacy for humans. His concluding sections establish why this story remains relevant, as the Ebola outbreak is a cautionary tale of what could happen if a similar mutated supervirus reached major cities. Will educate and scare readers. —Publishers Weekly.
Book may be ordered here.
FICTION? Perhaps. Or so he told PRB...
Bill Rooney retired from the CIA after 35 years in the DO. He received the coveted 'Wild Bill' Donovan Award and the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. He served a number of years overseas in foreign postings. After leaving the Agency, he dedicated himself to an additional five years of working on railroad security at a time when terrorists were carrying out a series of bombing attacks against foreign rail stations and trains.
Many AFIO members will recall that the KGB had a Department 13 charged with 'wetwork operations' — 'Wetwork' being the euphemism in Russia for murder or assassination — which meant taking out enemies of the state. Wetwork probably was based on the spilling of blood and untidy operational scenes.
Rooney provides a gripping and troubling tale of an experienced CIA clandestine officer and a rising NSA star in the nation's capital. First, a highly-respected expert on Iran and Saudi Arabia is killed in his home in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.—a warning note left at the scene by the professional killers. Shortly thereafter, an up-and-coming NSA official who has worked on FISA cases and Middle East issues is murdered. A second warning note is left. How are the killings connected? And who may be next?
Canada Gets Its First-Ever Intelligence Commissioner. The government has appointed Canada's first-ever intelligence commissioner - the person who will help keep an eye on some of this country's most secretive operations.
It will be up to Jean-Pierre Plouffe to offer an independent, quasi-judicial review before the spy and signals intelligence agencies can perform certain espionage activities, according to a government statement released Wednesday.
Plouffe, previously the commissioner for the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), has to approve ministerial authorizations for foreign intelligence and cybersecurity activities before they can proceed. He'll also review the type of datasets the Canadian Security Intelligence Service can maintain.
"This is a new role in Canadian law, and an important one to Canada's national security framework, that aims to provide greater transparency, better accountability and, ultimately, bolstering public confidence," Plouffe said in a statement. [Read more: Tunney/CBCNews/18July2019]
Shelby Pierson Named Intelligence Community Election Threats Executive. Shelby Pierson, a more than two-decade intelligence community veteran, has been appointed by Director of National Intelligence and a 2019 Wash100 winner Dan Coats to the newly created role of IC election threats executive.
She will serve as Coats' principal adviser on election-related threats and coordinate all programs and activities associated with election security across the IC, the office of the DNI said Friday.
"Election security is an enduring challenge and a top priority for the IC," Coats said. "There is no one more qualified to serve as the very first Election Threats Executive than Shelby Pierson, whose knowledge and experience make her the right person to lead this critical mission."
Pierson previously served as crisis manager for election security at ODNI during the midterm elections in 2018. [Read more: Edwards/GovConWire/22July2019]
Taiwan Intelligence Chief Resigns Over Cigarette Smuggling Scandal. The chief of Taiwan's top intelligence agency, the National Security Bureau (NSB), resigned Monday (July 22) after it was revealed that one of his agents had used a foreign trip by President Tsai Ing-wen as a cover to smuggle cigarettes into the country.
The resignation of NSB Director General Peng Sheng-chu had been approved by the government, the Central News Agency reported Monday evening.
The officer in charge of presidential bodyguards, Chang Chieh, had reportedly asked to be disciplined and was awaiting a decision on his transfer to another function.
The scandal broke when opposition New Power Party lawmaker Huang Kuo-chang wrote on his Facebook page that an NSB agent had tried to smuggle 9,200 cigarettes valued at NT$6.45 million (US$207,000) past customs as President Tsai was arriving back into the country from a four-nation trip to the Caribbean Monday morning. [Read more: Strong/TaiwanNews/22July2019]
Amendment Bolsters Intelligence Authorization Act. A legislative amendment introduced by Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Will Hurd (R-TX) has been incorporated into the Intelligence Authorization Act as a means of addressing trafficking and smuggling networks.
The amendment directs the intelligence community to prioritize efforts to combat drug trafficking, human trafficking and human smuggling networks in the Northern Triangle countries of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Mexico.
"I am proud to introduce this amendment alongside my colleague, Congressman Hurd from Texas - himself also a former CIA case officer," Spanberger said. "Our bipartisan amendment, the Trafficking and Smuggling Intelligence Act, comes at a time of great hardship, violence, and heartbreak across Mexico and the Northern Triangle Countries and at a time of crisis at our Southern border. This volatility in our backyard should be cause for serious concern." [Read more: Clark/HomelandPreparedness/19July2019]
Czech Intelligence Services Likely to Acquire Increased Powers After Senate Vote. The Czech intelligence services look set to acquire increased powers to handle records in information systems after the Senate's Security Committee unanimously approved the change on Tuesday. The upper house is due to vote on the government security bill next week.
The legislation foresees the intelligence agencies being given greater scope to secure concealed identities in information systems and to acquire and process digital photographs and identifiers of individuals held in a number of information systems.
The agencies would also be allowed to create their own facial recognition system in order to better make use of information from the secret services of other states. [Willoughby/RadioPraha/23July2019]
Fort Huachuca Welcomes New Commander. Fort Huachuca on Friday welcomed a new commander whose career has spanned combat intelligence operations in the Middle East, the top echelons at the Pentagon and command of Army intelligence in Europe.
Maj. Gen. Laura A. Potter assumed command of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca on Friday from Maj. Gen. Robert P. Walters Jr., who is retiring.
Potter previously spent three years as director of intelligence at the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany. [Read more: Wichner/ArizonaDailyStar/19July2019]
6 Questions Mid-Career Intelligence Professionals Should Ask Themselves Today. We often talk about "moving up the career ladder" - as if our careers only go in one direction. But it's oen not so clear. Sometimes our careers take unexpected turns. We may return to school partway through our career. We may experience an unexpected illness, move, or family need that causes a gap in our employment.
These events can be an opportunity to embrace the unexpected and use it as an opportunity to reflect on what you really want from your career. That was one of the key takeaways from the Intelligence and National Security Alliance's (INSA) Mid-Career Reboot event this morning. Mid-career professionals gathered to hear from expert panelists and career coaches on how to make a career transition, bridge employment gaps, market their skills, and think critically about what kind of career they really want. ClearanceJobs own Senior Editor Lindy Kyzer had the pleasure of moderating the discussion.
If you're established in your career and wondering if you're headed in the right direction, here are six questions you need to ask yourself now. [Read more: D'Agati/ClearanceJobs/22July2019]
Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation: Statement for the Record. Good morning Chairman Graham, Ranking Member Feinstein, and members of the committee.
Thank you for inviting me to appear before you today. I'm honored to be here, representing the men and women of the FBI. Our people - nearly 37,000 of them - are the heart of the Bureau. I'm proud of their service and their commitment to our mission. Every day, they tackle their jobs with perseverance, professionalism, and integrity.
In the past two years, I have had the chance to visit all 56 field offices. I've visited the home states of every member of this committee, talking with state and local law enforcement partners and people in your communities about the issues that matter most to them. I'm grateful for their support and insights as we work together to keep 325 million American people safe, and to help make our communities stronger.
Today's FBI is a national security and law enforcement organization that uses, collects, and shares intelligence in everything we do. Each FBI employee understands that, to defeat the key threats facing our nation, we must constantly strive to be more efficient and more effective. Just as our adversaries evolve, so, too, must the FBI. We live in a time of acute and persistent terrorist and criminal threats to our national security, our economy, and indeed our communities. These diverse threats underscore the complexity and breadth of the FBI's mission: to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States. [Read more: FBI/23July2019]
The Honest Truth: Peek Into World of Gentleman Spies and Scary Monocled Interrogators. In the wake of the disastrous Boer War, the British Government decided to create an intelligence agency. It later became MI5.
Author Nigel West has written a book about its early years - here he tells Stevie Gallacher The Honest Truth about the British Secret Service. [Read more: Gallacher/SundayPost/23July2019]
Truth or Lies? What We Know About Iran's Claim that it Arrested 17 Spies Working for the CIA. Iran's claim that it arrested 17 spies recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency further enflamed tensions in the Middle East that have been escalating for months.
Iran's semi-official Fars news agency announced the arrests Monday but gave few details. The Trump administration said the report is false.
Here's what we know: [Read more: USAToday/22July2019]
Russia's Secret Intelligence Agency Hacked: 'Largest Data Breach In Its History'. Red faces in Moscow this weekend, with the news that hackers have successfully targeted FSB-Russia's Federal Security Service. The hackers managed to steal 7.5 terabytes of data from a major contractor, exposing secret FSB projects to de-anonymize Tor browsing, scrape social media, and help the state split its internet off from the rest of the world. The data was passed to mainstream media outlets for publishing.
FSB is Russia's primary security agency with parallels with the FBI and MI5, but its remit stretches beyond domestic intelligence to include electronic surveillance overseas and significant intelligence-gathering oversight. It is the primary successor agency to the infamous KGB, reporting directly to Russia's president.
A week ago, on July 13, a hacking group under the name 0v1ru$ that had reportedly breached SyTech, a major FSB contractor working on a range of live and exploratory internet projects, left a smiling Yoba Face on SyTech's homepage alongside pictures purporting to showcase the breach. [Read more: Doffman/Forbes/20July2019]
Turkish Intelligence Chief Could be Kingmaker in Future Power Struggle. After 16 years of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's rule, there are signs that politics in Turkey is entering a period of change - a time when the position taken by National Intelligence Organisation (MIT) chief Hakan Fidan is likely to become especially significant.
Today's Turkey bears more than a passing resemblance to 2001, the year Erdoğan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) was founded.
The country is nearing economic collapse, the government faces deep splits from within, the far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) is a coalition partner in government, and new leaders are taking the stage. [Read more: Mete/AhvalNews/19July2019]
Who Torpedoes the Purchase of Boeing Aircrafts? On June 21 at 10.30am, a Gulfstream G550 painted in black and red stripes is about to land at the Warsaw Airport. It is the first out of two small aircrafts for VIPs, which will reach the Polish Army. This purchase cannot be stopped, but the future of the medium-size aircraft contract remains uncertain, as several companies are trying to put a stop to the agreement signed between MON (Polish Ministry of Defense) and Boeing. The matter has been revealed by a Polish weekly wSieci, and involves several small companies from several different countries, with backing from an influential businessmen and lobbyists.
The Civic Platform (PO) politicians have been most vocal about the bid, trying to blame opponents for their own failures. The fact remains that MON under the former Minister Tomasz Siemoniak representing PO had changed its bids for Caracale helicopters numerous times and in many strange ways to satisfy Airbus. This year's purchase of aircrafts for VIPs, following years of inaction and neglect, has met with loud objections against the shift from a bidding process to a direct purchase from the manufacturer, despite the fact that such decision was fully compliant with the law on public spending.
The details of the above decision made by the Arms Inspectorate can be found in the publication wSieci. [Read more: wpolityce/16June2019]
Dennis Michael Chiari, 75, a leader of NSA's Foreign Intelligence Computer Network Operations Mission, died 16 July 2019 in Cheektowaga, NY.
Melvin Eugene Deatherage, 88, a Senior NSA Linguist, died 13 July 2019 in Columbia, MD. The Oklahoma City-born Deatherage showed early interest in academia, notably philosophy, religions, and languages, and began his path to higher learning by winning the competitive Banning Scholarship, which paid for two years of Oklahoma City University. He transferred to the University of Oklahoma, where he graduated with a degree in French in 1954. He went on to the University of Southern California and graduated with distinction in International Relations. He was first in class at the Army Language School in Monterey, CA. He was also a graduate of the U.S. Army Russian Institute in Oberammergau, Germany.
Katherine Shaw Nelson, 93, former CIA analyst, food and travel historian, lecturer, and newspaper columnist, died 20 June 2019 in Bethesda, MD. Kay was the author of 20 cookbooks and hundreds of articles in such national publications as the Washington Post, Gourmet, Woman's Day, and Family Circle. She was one of the first Russian majors in the country when she attended Syracuse University in the 1940s and was recruited into the Central Intelligence Agency.
Eugene Carson Schnell Jr., 83, a Cryptanalyst with NSA, died 28 June 2019 in Scarborough, ME.
CAPT Earl Lee DeWispelaere USN (Ret.), 88, a Senior US Naval Intelligence Official, died 17 July 2019 in Chapel Hill, NC.
The Global Security department provides protection, investigation, resiliency and crisis management services in support of JP Morgan Chase & Co., its employees, customers, assets, and facilities throughout the world. This responsibility includes the development of security and safety policies and procedures, regulatory and legislative compliance, guard management, alarm response, branch and corporate building security, customer safety, physical crime investigations, workplace violence, fire and life safety, executive protection, due diligence, pre-employment screening, security operations globally, and fraud investigations. This mission is executed through the implementation of technology, best in class talent, and client collaboration. And it depends on critical support and analysis from the Global Intelligence team.
This position on the Global Intelligence team is responsible for leading the North America (NAMR) intelligence analysis portfolio by proactively integrating and analyzing information to evaluate threats that may impact the firm's people, assets, events, and reputation; their likelihood; and their potential tactical and operational impact and strategic implications.
The ideal candidate must have a high degree of analytic ability and drive, critical thinking skills, project management experience, and exposure to tactical and operational security. The candidate must have the ability to address complex and multidimensional challenges with innovative, rigorous, and inter-disciplinary analytical methods to produce proactive and reliable assessments. S/he must be technically savvy, able to deal with and work through ambiguity, exhibit flexibility needed to shift workload in accordance with changing priorities, be comfortable leading in a sometimes stressful and fast-paced, priority-driven environment, and be prepared to brief senior firm leadership. S/he must be a highly motivated self-starter who can operate within a global team. Lastly, the candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain relationships.
Click here for more information and to submit an application.
The Global Security department provides protection, investigation, resiliency, and crisis management services in support of JP Morgan Chase & Co., its employees, customers, assets, and facilities throughout the world. This responsibility includes the development of security and safety policies and procedures, regulatory and legislative compliance, guard management, alarm response, branch and corporate building security, customer safety, physical crime investigations, workplace violence, fire and life safety, executive protection, due diligence, pre-employment screening, security operations globally, and fraud investigations. This mission is executed through the implementation of technology, best in class talent, and client collaboration. And it depends on critical support and analysis from the Global Intelligence team.
This position within the Global Intelligence team's Social Media Analysis Cell is responsible for conducting Social Media intelligence analysis by searching for and analyzing information via Social Media and third party platforms to evaluate threats that may impact the firm's people, assets, events, and reputation; their likelihood; and their potential tactical and operational impact and strategic implications. Analyst will report on all Global Security stakeholder cases – Global Intelligence, Investigations, Physical Security, Global Security Operations Centers, Workplace Violence, and others by request.
The ideal candidate must have a high degree of analytic ability, resourcefulness and drive, critical thinking skills, and exposure to tactical and operational security. S/he must have the ability to address complex and multidimensional research challenges with innovative, rigorous, and inter-disciplinary analytical methods to produce proactive and reliable assessments. S/he must be technically savvy, able to deal with and work through ambiguity, exhibit flexibility needed to shift workload in accordance with changing priorities, be comfortable leading in a sometimes stressful and fast-paced, priority-driven environment, and be prepared to brief senior departmental leadership. S/he must be a highly motivated self-starter who can operate within a global team.
Click here for more information and to submit an application.
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:
Any questions may be directed to Nadia Asancheyev, at email@example.com, or 202-662-4072.
Applications are due Friday July 19, 2019.
Employment Duration: Full Time
Opportunity in Computer Science and Cyber Security
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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.
If you are interested in contributing an article, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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.
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 email@example.com.
Our guest speaker, Mr. Tommy Anderson—a noted storyteller—will be speaking on the background and personal experiences which led to his authoring of a chilling story about what could actually happen in a modern day terrorist attack on the technology that holds together the very fabric of our society. Anderson is an Veteran of the U.S. Army, U.S. Army National Guard, and the U.S. Air National Guard.
The formal business meeting will start at 7 pm with a pre-meeting social gathering at 5:30 pm for those who wish to grab a bite or beverage at the Clubhouse Restaurant/Bar before the meeting.
RSVP: Linda Cohn, Chapter Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 702-239-1370, if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you!
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, IL 60453. Chapter VP John Fanning has arranged
dinner for us in a private room for the cost of only $40pp.
Abraham D. Sofaer, George P. Shultz Fellow in
Foreign Policy and National Security Affairs, Emeritus, is the
author of Taking on Iran: Strength, Diplomacy and the Iranian
Threat. Dr. 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
US-Iran Tribunal in The Hague.
We will also be taking a moment to honor the passing of Thérèse LeGallo, our immediate Past President. Her obituary appeared in the Weekly Notes #21-19 dated 28 May 2019.
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.
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.
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.
Location: Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St (between Park
and Lexington), New York, NY 10065.
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.
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.
The 2019 NCMF General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium will be held from 9am to 3pm on 16 October 2019 at the JHU/APL Kossiakoff Center, 11100 John Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723-6099. See below for a snapshot of the program and stay tuned for more details. Registration is open now. We hope you will please share information about our upcoming program with friends, colleagues, and related communities.
SYMPOSIUM SNAPSHOT: RUSSIAN PENETRATION OF U.S. ASSETS
The NCMF symposium this year will feature an exposé of Soviet and Russian active measures to engage in political warfare and to conduct espionage against the U.S. and others using close access and other means. Among the speakers are Dr. John Lenczowski, Dr. Terry Thompson, Dr Eric Haseltine, Charles Gandy, Jerry Roddy, and James Gosler, all of whom were directly involved in working to thwart these security threats. In addition, the program includes information about NCMF and museum activities as well as an update on the new museum project.
REGISTRATION and COST: Fee includes breakfast (8:15 a.m. - 9:00
a.m.) and lunch (Noon - 1 p.m.). $25 Members, $50 Guests
(includes 1 year NCMF membership). Deadline to register is 11
***CCH Symposium 2019 (see next event below) - Remember, this year the Symposium on Cryptologic History will take place on 17-18 October and registration for this event is separate from the NCMF program. Please consider registering for both events and enjoying 3 full days of cryptology and cybersecurity. See the NCMF event calendar and Educate section for information about the CCH Symposium.
Additional information or questions can be handled at NCMF Office at email@example.com 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's 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."
THEME & PROGRAM INFO
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. The 2019 Symposium program offers over 20 educational sessions led by over 65 speakers. Topics include cryptologic history related to World War I and II, the Cold War, communications security, cyberspace and technology, international and diplomatic relations, counterintelligence and espionage, declassification and public engagement, and more. The program is here.
REGISTRATION INFO: The registration rate is $70/day ($140 for the full program). The student rate is $35/day ($70 for the full program). Registration includes a light continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks. Sessions on Saturday, October 19th are free for those who register for one, or both, days at the Kossiakoff Center. For registration questions, contact the NCMF at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-688-5436.
*** Registration will close on Friday October 11, 2019. No refunds for cancellations will be issued after Monday October 14, 2019.
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.
This event is closed to media.
Event location: The New International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024. Directions here.
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.
Gift Suggestions:AFIO'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.
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