AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #33-19 dated 3 September 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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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...

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AFIO Members and Guests are Invited to Attend...

The Media and Intelligence Accountability
The Public's "Right to Know" or "Need to Know"?


Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 6 to 7:30 p.m.


Heritage Hall (Father O'Connell Hall), in the Catholic University of America
597-599 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20064

The U.S. Intelligence Community's responsibility to protect our country requires it to wield powerful capabilities that many fear could violate the rights of U.S. citizens. To ensure that U.S. intelligence agencies are accountable to the American people, they are subject to formal mechanisms of oversight, especially the designated congressional intelligence committees.

The Intelligence Studies Program of the Catholic University of America is pleased to host this panel discussion to explore the additional role that the media plays in keeping U.S. intelligence accountable. Joining us are four journalists with extensive experience reporting on national security: Julian Barnes of the New York Times, Ellen Nakashima and Peter Finn of the Washington Post, and Steve Coll, the dean of Columbia University's School of Journalism and a former correspondent for the Washington Post. Issues to be discussed include: Is the "public's right to know" a blanket justification to reveal any secret a journalist might discover, or are there limits? On what basis do members of the media judge that information ought to be shared with—or withheld from—the public? Former CIA officer and staff historian Nicholas Dujmovic, the founding director of the university's intelligence program, will moderate the discussion.

A reception will follow the event.
There is no fee to attend. RSVP here. More information here. For questions or accommodations, please contact ihe@cua.edu.


Early registration has opened for this final AFIO luncheon of 2019

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

1 November 2019, 10:30 am - 2 pm - Tysons, VA

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.

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— Also for your October calendar —

NSA/CSS and NCMF Program and Registration Fill-n-Print Forms

RUSSIAN PENETRATION OF U.S. ASSETS
2019 NCMF Membership Meeting
and Symposium on Cryptologic History
Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Laurel, MD

NCMF 2019 Membership Meeting

NCMFThe 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. SYMPOSIUM SNAPSHOT:  RUSSIAN PENETRATION OF U.S. ASSETS

2019 Symposium on Cryptologic History
Thursday-Friday, 17 - 18 October 2019 - Laurel, MD
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.

NSA/CSS and NCMF Program and Registration Fill-n-Print Forms


Newly Released and Forthcoming Books of the Week

Battle for Skyline Ridge: The CIA Secret War in Laos
by James E. Parker Jr.
(Casemate, Sep 2019)

As American military involvement in Vietnam was winding down, the conflict expanded in other parts of Southeast Asia. Parker [AFIO member, died Oct 2018] illustrates how CIA supported the Royal Laotian army's efforts to defeat communist Pathet Lao guerrillas and organize the mountaindwelling Hmong tribesmen under their leader, General Vang Pao, when the People's Army of Vietnam (North Vietnam's army or NVA) invaded Laos with a huge conventional force that included tanks and aircraft. Skyline Ridge was the make-or-break battlefield for both sides. Parker, call sign Mule, was an eyewitness to the events as a CIA officer who personally knew many of the larger-than-life participants on the defenders' side as they defeated the NVA invasion. This is his testament to the bravery and valor of his colleagues in the CIA and USAF, and among Air America pilots, Laotian and Hmong troops, and the irregular Thai volunteers who bolstered the anti-communist ranks. Parker has created an incredibly powerful account of a little-known chapter in the Vietnam War saga. Expertly written with a touch of the personal to remind readers that the author was a participant in these dramatic events, this is an excellent choice for readers interested in the wider Vietnam conflict, Cold War paramilitary history, and the CIA's role in it all. —James Pekoll, Booklist

Book may be ordered here.


Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know
by Malcolm Gladwell
(Little, Brown and Company, Sep 2019)

How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn't true?
Gladwell provides a controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the ruinous distrust of CIA's James Angleton, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland—throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt. Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. And because few of us know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world.

His CIA example is of former CIA official James Angleton, who was convinced there was a Soviet mole in the agency; his decades of suspicion and search ruined careers and crippled American intelligence, all while he was unknowingly spilling secrets during long boozy lunches with KGB spy Kim Philby. Gladwell emphasizes that society could not function if we did not give everyone the benefit of the doubt. "To assume the best of another is the trait that has created modern society," he writes. "Those occasions when our trusting nature is violated are tragic. But the alternative—to abandon trust as a defense against predation and deception—is worse."

Book may be ordered here.


Help Write the History...

AFIO's history project "when intelligence made a difference" has published in Intelligencer the first four articles. Two by AFIO's president emeritus Gene Poteat, "George Washington, Spymaster Extraordinaire" and "Layfayette and the French Intrigue to Lead the American Revolution." Ken Daigler added "George Washington's Attacks on Trenton and Princeton, 1776-77." Swedish researcher Michael Fredholm contributed "How Sweden Chose Sides" in the post-WW II era between the West and the Soviet Union.

Two months after publication these articles will be posted on the AFIO website for other interested readers who do not receive the Intelligencer.

Many have contributed ideas for articles, some of which AFIO is looking for authors to address. Let me know if you are interested in contributing a 2,000 word article on the following topics:  

  • SHARK – the breaking of the U-boat codes;
  • Richard Sorge's contributions to Russia's strategy for the Battle of Moscow – 1942;
  • the role of SIGINT in starving the Afrika Korps of men and supplies;
  • how intelligence contributed to Desert Storm;
  • intelligence and the Cuban Missile Crisis;
  • the thwarting of Qaddafi's nuclear program; and
  • how intelligence uncovered Russian election interference in 2016.
Authors for the above, or those with subject matter recommendations and additional ideas for articles, should email: peter.oleson@afio.com

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

U.S. Counter-Spies Launch Campaign Against 'Insider' Threats. The office of the top U.S. counterintelligence official is launching a campaign to alert government employees, contractors and the general public to "serious risks" of security breaches or violence posed by "insiders."

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center, a branch of the Office of Director of National Intelligence, said that in partnership with spy and law enforcement agencies, it was declaring September "National Insider Threat Awareness Month" as part of an effort to educate both government and private sectors on how to spot and report potential data security and violent behavior threats to appropriate authorities.

"All organizations are vulnerable to insider threats from employees who may use their authorized access to facilities, personnel or information to harm their organizations - intentionally or unintentionally," said William Evanina, a former FBI and CIA official who heads the counterintelligence center.

"The harm can range from negligence, such as failing to secure data or clicking on a spear-phishing link, to malicious activities like theft, sabotage, espionage, unauthorized disclosure of classified information or even violence," Evanina said. [Read more: Hosenball/Reuters/3September2019]

Mexican President Says Spy Camera Found in National Palace. Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says a tiny camera was being used to spy on his meetings in a room of the National Palace.

López Obrador showed the tiny camera to reporters Tuesday at his morning news conference, holding the diminutive device in the palm of his hand.

The president said "there's nothing secret, nothing is hidden, for that reason we don't consider this a big deal."

López Obrador said it got his attention because it was so small. [Read more: AP/3September2019]

Controversial German Spy 'Mr. Hezbollah' Retires. Germany's most famous Middle East spy, Gerhard Conrad, is slated to retire on November 1 from his position as an agent for the country's Federal Intelligence Service.

Conrad earned the moniker "Mr. Hezbollah" within German intelligence circles because of his talks to secure prisoner swaps with the Lebanon-based Shi'ite terrorist group.

Some accused Conrad of shedding his mediator's neutrality in 2008 when he sealed a deal gaining the release of the bodies of two IDF reservists, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, for the freedom of five terrorists, including the child-murderer Samir Kuntar.

The Gilad Schalit prisoner exchange process was a controversial process for Conrad. [Read more: Weinthal/JerusalemPost/2September2019]

Congo's Intelligence Agency to Probe Interim Cabinet Spending. The Democratic Republic of Congo's intelligence agency ordered an audit of spending by the interim cabinet that oversaw the country for seven months while President Felix Tshisekedi was locked in talks to appoint a new government.

Former opposition leader Tshisekedi, who assumed office in January, is running the world's biggest cobalt producer in partnership with his predecessor Joseph Kabila, whose supporters control both chambers of parliament. A power-sharing government was finally announced on Monday after months of secretive negotiations.

In the meantime, a caretaker ministerial team inherited from Kabila was in charge of day-to-day business. Several interim ministers managed two or three portfolios after others gave up their positions to take seats in the National Assembly and Senate.

The head of the National Intelligence Agency, Justin Inzun Kakiak, instructed the General Inspectorate of Finances to "audit all disbursements of funds from the Public Treasury to all Government Ministers since the investiture of the Head of State," in a letter sent on Aug. 17. He also ordered the body to investigate how the money was spent. [Read more: Clowes/Bloomberg/28August2019]

Trump Administration Officials at Odds Over C.I.A.'s Role in Afghanistan. Senior White House advisers have proposed secretly expanding the C.I.A.'s presence in Afghanistan if international forces begin to withdraw from the country, according to American officials. But C.I.A. and military officials have expressed reservations, prompting a debate in the administration that could complicate negotiations with the Taliban to end the war.

Some administration officials want C.I.A.-backed militia forces in Afghanistan to serve as part of a counterterrorism force that would prevent the resurgence of the Islamic State or Al Qaeda as American military troops prepare to leave - in effect, an insurance policy.

But others are skeptical that the shadowy militias, many of which face accusations of brutality, can serve as a bulwark against terrorism without the support of the American military.

The C.I.A. director, Gina Haspel, has raised logistical concerns about the plan with other administration officials, emphasizing that the agency operatives - who marshal the militias to hunt Taliban, Qaeda and Islamic State militants - largely depend on the military for airstrikes, overhead surveillance, medical support and bomb technicians. [Read more: NYTimes/2September2019]

Alan E. Kohler Jr. Named Special Agent in Charge of the Counterintelligence Division at the Washington Field Office. Director Christopher Wray has named Alan E. Kohler Jr. as the special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Division for the Washington Field Office. Most recently, Mr. Kohler served as a deputy assistant director of the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington.

Mr. Kohler joined the FBI as a special agent in 1996 and was assigned to the Washington Field Office working counterintelligence matters. During this time he also served on the Evidence Response Team and took part in the FBI's response to the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. He transferred to the Counterintelligence Division in 2003 to manage Russian counterintelligence investigations and was promoted to unit chief in 2004.

In 2006, Mr. Kohler transferred to the New York Field Office to supervise a counterintelligence squad and then later a squad working cyber national security and criminal matters. He served as an assistant legal attaché in London beginning in 2012, acting as the FBI's liaison with British intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

Mr. Kohler moved to the Norfolk Field Office in Virginia in 2016 as the assistant special agent in charge of the counterintelligence, counterterrorism, intelligence, and crisis management programs. [Read more: FBI/3September2019]

Chechen 'Execution' in Berlin Linked to Russian Intelligence. The man suspected of killing a Chechen war veteran in Berlin this week likely traveled from Russia under a false identity, German news magazine Spiegel reported on Friday.

Moscow has denied any links with the killing. However, details in the suspect's passports and visa application indicate a possible connection with Russia's security apparatus, the magazine reported. Spiegel said its findings were based on a joint research by its own staff, the UK-based Bellingcat investigative group, and Russia-based The Insider.

German authorities have identified the suspect as 49-year-old Russian national Vadim Andreevich S. He was arrested soon after an ethnic Chechen from Georgia was shot in the head at close range in a Berlin park. [DeutscheWelle/30August2019]

Uganda Hosts East African Community Chiefs of Military Intelligence. Uganda is hosting all the five heads of military intelligence and their directors from the five partner states of the EAC at Protea Hotel in Entebbe.

The meeting was officially opened by Lt Gen James Mugira on behalf of the Chief Of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi.

Gen Mugira welcomed members and thanked them for turning up for the meeting. "Feel at home and do your business, Uganda is very safe" said Gen Mugira.

He however, informed the chiefs that there is a multiple uprising of insecurity Locally, Regionally and Internationally that must be dealt with and in such gatherings solutions are always got because of sharing experiences. He commended the existing relationship between member states of East Africa and called for information sharing as a way of combating terrorism within the region since the enemy being fought is the same. [Read more: Mandela/PML/3September2019]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Amateurs Identify U.S. Spy Satellite Behind President Trump's Tweet. Amateur satellite trackers say they believe an image tweeted by President Trump on Friday came from one of America's most advanced spy satellites.

The image almost certainly came from a satellite known as USA 224, according to Marco Langbroek, a satellite-tracker based in the Netherlands. The satellite was launched by the National Reconnaissance Office in 2011. Almost everything about it remains highly classified, but Langbroek says that based on its size and orbit, most observers believe USA 224 is one of America's multibillion-dollar KH-11 reconnaissance satellites.

"It's basically a very large telescope, not unlike the Hubble Space Telescope," Langbroek says. "But instead of looking up to the stars, it looks down to the earth's surface and makes very detailed images."

The image tweeted by Trump on Friday, showing the aftermath of an accident at Iran's Imam Khomeini Space Center, was so detailed that some experts doubted whether it really could have come from a satellite high above the planet. [Read more: Brumfiel/NPR/2September2019]

Book Review: 'Spies of No Country' - Spying for Israel, 1948-49. In mid-November 2018, a car carrying an Israeli army's undercover unit operating in the Gaza Strip that was disguised as Palestinian humanitarian aid workers (with several of the male soldiers reportedly disguised as women), was stopped at a Hamas checkpoint, close to the Israeli border.

In the ensuing firefight, an Israeli lieutenant colonel was killed and another officer wounded, with seven Palestinians killed, including a Hamas commander. Escaping in their car toward the border with Israel, the surviving undercover soldiers were extricated by an Israeli helicopter. What was unique about this operation is that the Israeli undercover operatives had reportedly resided in Gaza unnoticed for several weeks prior to the conclusion of their botched operation.

With most of Israel's Special Forces' undercover units operating in disguise as "native" Arabs in Palestinian areas, particularly the West Bank, with great success, as glamorized in Netflix's international hit "Fauda," Matti Friedman's "Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel" presents a fascinating and dramatic account of an unglamorized and little known - yet highly significant - series of heroic and dangerous exploits of what was a small ragtag unit of some 20 Arabic-speaking Jewish spies that had operated in the 1948-1949 period.

This unit was deployed by the Palmach (the Hebrew acronym for "strike forces"), the elite fighting force of the Haganah, the underground army of the Jewish community during the period of the British Mandate for Palestine, to collect intelligence and conduct sabotage operations in the battle for Israeli statehood against the Palestinians and the Arab states. [Read more: Sinai/WashingtonTimes/2September2019]

The Norwegian Town Caught in a 'Spy War' with Russia. When a beluga whale fashioned with a Russia-branded harness and camera mount bubbled up in the waters of northern Norway earlier this year, the people of the nearby town of Kirkenes joked that they finally had a spy to trade.

Back in 2017, Russian authorities had arrested and charged retired Kirkenes border guard Frode Berg with espionage.

He would ultimately be the first Norwegian citizen convicted of such a crime since the end of World War II, and today remains locked away in a jail near Moscow.

Things were not always this way between the two neighbours. [Read more: Dickie/AlJazeera/1September2019]

The Coast Guard Spied for America During World War II and Now They're Being Recognized. Members of the Coast Guard not only safeguarded America's coastline during World War II, the information they gathered while on patrol was vital to the Office of Strategic Services and the nation's war effort.

That largely unknown contribution will be recognized Sept. 12, when the Coast Guard is honored by the Office of Strategic Services Society, the precusor to the Central Intelligence Agency, during a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

According to a Coast Guard release, the service's support of the OSS on covert, counter-intelligence, espionage and sabotage operations in the maritime environment was "a unique instrument for national security policy during World War II domestically and abroad, and it helped lay the foundation for future Coast Guard operations."

Because the information was classified for so long, many are not fully aware of the relationship between the OSS and the Coast Guard, including Guardsmen who were attached to the OSS in Europe and the China-Burma-India Theatre. [Read more: LeDoux/ConnectingVets/30August2019]

How to Develop the Intelligence Community Workforce of the Future. Ask leaders across the government and intelligence community what their number one challenge is today, and you shouldn't be surprised to hear many of them say: hiring and retaining a cleared workforce. A massive reduction in the number of individuals with security clearances, coupled with issues causing record delays in security clearance processing times, have created a human resources crisis.

Almost any organization will say their people are their biggest resource, but the demands - and stakes - are even higher in the intelligence community. Workers are trusted with some of the most important and sensitive missions in government - so how can leaders address hiring challenges and help build a trusted workforce now and into the future?

While clearance policy and workforce issues will be addressed across several sessions at next week's Intelligence and National Security Summit, hosted by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance and AFCEA, one panel, in particular, is focused on recruiting and developing the workforce of the future. ClearanceJobs interviewed Col. Jennifer Sovada, Chief of ISR Talent Management for the U.S. Air Force about how she's addressing personnel issues and helping the Air Force advance. She'll be sharing more of her thoughts with Intel Summit attendees. [Read more: Kyzer/ClearanceJobs/29August2019]


Section III - COMMENTARY

How America's Spooks Seek to Spy on Distant Satellites. On August 30, 2017, a video appeared online showing footage of every satellite operator's worst nightmare: an anomaly. It's the word space types use when they mean a bad thing, especially one they perhaps don't understand and may want to downplay.

In the video, an orb - a satellite known as Telkom-1 - hovers in the center of the frame while stars streak across the screen in the background. It glows quietly as the seconds tick by. Then, seemingly without warning, the satellite spews a cloud of debris. It flares, and then a slower plume of pieces detaches and floats lazily away.

"When that point of light starts shedding things to the left, right, bottom, it's clear it had an event," says Gerard van Belle, an astronomer at Lowell Observatory in Arizona, using another favorite aerospace euphemism. "There's a lot of questions."

Hypothetically, there's a way to answer those questions for future events and anomalies, although it's too late for Telkom-1 (RIP). All you need is an instrument called an optical interferometer: a set of smaller telescopes that, when working together, can produce detailed portraits of the dim satellites in geosynchronous orbit, more than 20,000 miles above Earth's surface. The telescopes act like one instrument, and could hypothetically make the fuzzy point of light in the Telkom-1 video look like a real satellite, rather than a sphere.

That's a hard problem. [Read more: Scoles/Wired/29August2019]

Excerpt: The Novelist and the World War II Spy Brothel. You couldn't ask for a better cast of characters than the ones in Duncan White's new book, Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War. It features George Orwell, Richard Wright, Joan Didion, John le Carré, Mary McCarthy, Ernest Hemingway and many of the other literary luminaries who were on both sides of the escalating Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. Some, like Orwell and Hemingway, saw firsthand the horrors of warfare during the First World War and Spanish Civil War; others, like Russian writers Isaac Babel and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, were considered enemies of the state and imprisoned or (in Babel's case) executed by Stalin's regime.

And while he was nothing like a character out of one of le Carré's books or the most famous British secret agent of them all, James Bond, the novelist Graham Greene tried his hand at the spy game.

Coming in at just under 700 pages, Cold Warriors is a bit of a doorstopper, but White shows he's equally comfortable telling the stories as he is researching them. Every story is fascinating, but there was something about Greene - who did write some of the best novels about espionage and international mystery - and his attempts at getting into the spy game that really hooked us in. They sound like the plot of a Greene book, if we're being honest. And it's one of the reasons White's book is easily one of the best literary history books you'll read in 2019. [Read more: White/InsideHook/3September2019]

Coercive Disclosure: Israel's Weaponization of Intelligence. Conventional wisdom holds that intelligence data is collected and safeguarded to gain an advantage on the battlefield if and when war breaks out. In recent years, however, Israel has come to increasingly rely on deliberate public disclosure of intelligence data as an instrument of influence and coercion.

Such was the case, for instance, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented, during his annual speech at the United Nations General Assembly last September, photographs of what he claimed was a "secret atomic warehouse" in a Tehran suburb. Five months earlier, Netanyahu publicly revealed with great fanfare Iran's nuclear archive - thousands of documents, photos, and videos related to Iran's secret nuclear program, stolen by Israeli Mossad agents from the Iranian capital in January 2018.

These instances, which have received major international attention and may have provided extra motivation to the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect the suspected nuclear site (and reportedly to uncover incriminating evidence), represent a notable shift in Israel's basic approach to intelligence use. [Read more: Riemer&Sobelman/WarOnTheRocks/30August2019]


Section IV - Obituaries, Jobs, Research Assistance

Obituaries

Billy Hix, CIA Office of Security Official

Billy Hix, 87, a former CIA Office of Security and counterterrorism official and international security consultant, of Williamsburg, VA, died 1 September 2019 of Parkinson's disease.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, a son, and other family. [This obituary will be expanded should a published obit appear.]
He will be cremated and interred at Arlington National Cemetery several months from now.


Jobs

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Explore the many career and contractor intelligence jobs available here. Jobs openings in Cyber Security include - Advisory, Architecture, Digital Forensics & Incident Response, Penetration Testing, Threat Research. They positions are needed here: New York, Chicago, Manila, Reston, Dallas, Atlanta, Suitland, Singapore, Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Doha, Stockholm, London, Milpitas, multiple cities in Australia, Washington, Indianapolis, Tampa, Santiago, Alexandria, Seattle, Carlsbad, Houston, San Francisco, Arlington, Dubai, Amsterdam, Ft Belvoir, Minneapolis, Mexico City, San Diego, Boston, El Segundo, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Chiyoda, Ft Huachuca, Ft Gordon, Ft Meade, Ft Shafter, Kuwait City, Seoul, Sttutgart, Salt Lake City, Austin, Dublin, Bangalore, Cork, Colorado Springs... Explore the many career and contractor intelligence jobs available here.

Faculty Opportunity in Computer Science and Cyber Security
Cybersecurity Faculty at Coastline College, full-time tenure-track position open
Computer Service Technology & Cybersecurity Assistant Professor for Cybersecurity
Business & Computer Science Faculty position in Cybersecurity
Fordham University: Arts & Sciences: Computer and Information Science Cybersecurity - Assistant Professor Tenure Track
Department of Information and Decision Sciences (IDS) Cybersecurity - Assistant Professor Tenure Track
Department of Information and Decision Sciences (IDS)

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.

CFP: Editor Seeks Paper Proposals (via Abstracts) on African Intelligence and Security Services

An editor is seeking abstracts for an academic anthology about African intelligence and security services.
The editor is compiling a book about African intelligence and security history, including colonial and post-colonial transformations with working title: "African Intelligence and Security Services: Colonial Legacies and Post-Colonial Transformations."

Potential authors should send 150 to 300 word abstracts and a brief CV to Ryan Shaffer at: africanintelstudiesbook@gmail.com before Monday, 21 October 2019.

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.

AFIO's history project "when intelligence made a difference" has published in Intelligencer the first four articles. Two by AFIO's president emeritus Gene Poteat, "George Washington, Spymaster Extraordinaire" and "Layfayette and the French Intrigue to Lead the American Revolution." Ken Daigler added "George Washington's Attacks on Trenton and Princeton, 1776-77." Swedish researcher Michael Fredholm contributed "How Sweden Chose Sides" in the post-WW II era between the West and the Soviet Union.

Two months after publication these articles will be posted on the AFIO website for other interested readers who do not receive the Intelligencer.

Many have contributed ideas for articles, some of which AFIO is looking for authors to address. Let me know if you are interested in contributing a 2,000 word article on the following topics:  

  • SHARK – the breaking of the U-boat codes;
  • Richard Sorge's contributions to Russia's strategy for the Battle of Moscow – 1942;
  • the role of SIGINT in starving the Afrika Korps of men and supplies;
  • how intelligence contributed to Desert Storm;
  • intelligence and the Cuban Missile Crisis;
  • the thwarting of Qaddafi's nuclear program; and
  • how intelligence uncovered Russian election interference in 2016.
Authors for the above, or those with subject matter recommendations and additional ideas for articles, should email: peter.oleson@afio.com

If you are interested in contributing an article, 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, 11 September 2019, 11:30 a.m. – Albuquerque, NM – AFIO New Mexico Chapter hears from Hamid Rad.

The speaker at this New Mexico Chapter event will be Mr. Hamid Rad presenting on his dissertation research.

Location of event: "The Egg & I" restaurant on Menaul just east of Louisiana, next door to Chili's, 6909 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505) 888-3447
Fee to attend: Meeting is Free.
11:00 AM (Arrive, Order Lunch - available at separate cost), 11:30 AM (Call To Order), 1:00 PM (Adjourn)

Our meetings are normally open to present and former members of Federal, Military (uniformed and civilian), State and Local Agencies and selective others who support the Intelligence Community. 

If you desire further information, please contact one of the following:
Sam Shaw - Phone: 505-379-3963   e-mail: President@afionm.org
Tom Dyble - Phone: 505-299-3242   e-mail: Vice-President@afionm.org

On Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 11:30 a.m. no-host cocktails; 12 noon - San Francisco, CA - The "André Le Gallo" San Francisco Chapter hosts Abraham D. Sofaer on "US- Iran Relations since 1979."

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. 

Meeting location: Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Avenue, South San Francisco, CA.

Register via Eventbrite here.

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.

Thursday 12 September 2019, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Scottsdale, AZ - Prof Khester Kendrick discusses "Funding Terrorism through Cyber Crime" at Arizona Chapter Meeting

Professor Khester Kendrick, Cyber Security Faculty Member, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ, has worked in the telecommunications, information technology and business management industries for over 20 years and holds two master's degrees in IT; in 2020 he will be adding a PhD in Information Technology. He is currently developing an undergrad course material for Networking and Cyber-Security for GCU. Professor Kendrick will be leading this presentation with all of our members' active participation.

Location: Best Western Thunderbird Suites, 7515 E Butherus Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.
Cost: $18 pp.
RSVP: Let us know if you will be attending by sending email to simone@afioaz.org.
WE WILL NEED YOUR RSVP no later than 72 hours ahead of time. WE ARE charged for no-shows, therefore we ask that chapter members respond to confirm your presence (or not).
BADGES: many have been given a permanent badge, if you do not have one, please email me with the information you would like on your badge (Full Name and Past Career Title/Affiliated Organization ~ should you wish). The cost for a badge with a magnetic strip is $8.
For reservations or questions, please email Simone at either simone@4smartphone.net, or simone@afioaz.org; or call and leave a message on 602.570.6016.
REMEMBER as well, that if you are bringing a guest please send the full name of that person.

Saturday, 14 September 2019, 11:30 am - 2 pm - Indialantic, FL - The Florida Satellite Chapter hosts Spencer Ward discussing RAdm Robert Ward's WWII Activities in the Pacific Theater of Operations

Mr. Spencer Ward, the son of Rear Admiral Robert Ward, will discuss his father's distinguished WWII record as a submarine commander in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Admiral Ward was a 1935 graduate of the U.S, Naval Academy, and retired from active service in 1965 at the rank of Rear Admiral. Admiral Ward's wartime medals include two Navy Crosses and two Silver Stars.
TIMING: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM: Social Hour, greet old, new members and guests. Cash bar.
12:15 PM: Sit-Down lunch
LOCATION: Doubletree Melbourne Beach Oceanfront, 1665 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic, FL 32903
TO ATTEND: Prepaid reservations are required and must be received by Sunday, 1 September 2019. To reserve, indicate in your email or letter your food choices (see below) and send check, payable to AFIO FSC to Chapter Treasurer Rhonda Rhoads, PO Box 410158, Melbourne, FL 32941.
Menu Choices are: Chicken Francese, chicken breast sautéed in a buttery lemon and wine sauce (C); Chef's Choice of either Pasta Marinara or Pasta Primavera. (P); Vegetables, dessert, coffee and iced tea included.
Cost is $30/members, $35 non-members.
Qs? Rhonda can be reached at afiofsctreas@gmail.com and (321) 626-4465.
Paid, advance registration is required and none can be accepted after Saturday, 7 September.
Please note new meeting venue at top of this announcement.

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.

Thursday, 19 Sept 2019, 11:30 AM - Colorado Springs - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts Dave Humpert, discussing "The View from Moscow"

Our speaker, Dave Humpert, will take a look at the military and political issues that drove the Soviet perspectives in the formulation of doctrine and military policy during the height of the Cold War—the 1980s.  In examining the threat as perceived by Soviet military planners, "The View from Moscow" will specifically take a look at the period 1980-1984, the first term of the Reagan White House years and the emergence of the "Revolution in Military Affairs," i.e., the emergence of precision guidance/targeting systems and satellite-enabled net centric warfare. In the Soviet view, new technologies—e.g., the Pershing II IRBM and Ground-and Air-Launched Cruise Missiles and SDI—would enable the US to establish superiority and dominance on the battlefield. Dave will speak to his experience as a Soviet Military and Political Affairs Officer in the Air Force Intelligence Service, Directorate of Soviet Affairs during this period.

Contact steve13507@gmail.com to attend or for more information.

1 November 2019, 10:30 am - 2 pm - Tysons, VA - Do not miss 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.

REGISTER HERE.

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 afiometro@gmail.com or 646-717-3776.

Monday, 20 January 2020, 5:30 p.m. - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter hosts CIA Officer (Ret) and Author/Disguise Expert Jonna Mendez

Jonna 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. Additional details to follow in coming months.

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

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Washington, DC – The Media and Intelligence Accountability— The Public's "Right to Know" or "Need to Know"? at the Catholic University of America

The U.S. Intelligence Community's responsibility to protect our country requires it to wield powerful capabilities that many fear could violate the rights of U.S. citizens. To ensure that U.S. intelligence agencies are accountable to the American people, they are subject to formal mechanisms of oversight, especially the designated congressional intelligence committees.

The Intelligence Studies Program of the Catholic University of America is pleased to host this panel discussion to explore the additional role that the media plays in keeping U.S. intelligence accountable. Joining us are four journalists with extensive experience reporting on national security: Julian Barnes of the New York Times, Ellen Nakashima and Peter Finn of the Washington Post, and Steve Coll, the dean of Columbia University's School of Journalism and a former correspondent for the Washington Post. Issues to be discussed include: Is the "public's right to know" a blanket justification to reveal any secret a journalist might discover, or are there limits? On what basis do members of the media judge that information ought to be shared with—or withheld from—the public? Former CIA officer and staff historian Nicholas Dujmovic, the founding director of the university's intelligence program, will moderate the discussion.

A reception will follow the event.

Event location: Heritage Hall (Father O'Connell Hall), in the Catholic University of America, 597-599 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20064.
There is no fee to attend. RSVP here. More information here. For questions or accommodations, please contact ihe@cua.edu.

Friday, 11 October 2019 - Arlington, VA - Annual General Membership and Board of Directors Meeting for NIP

The 2019 NIP Fall Luncheon and Annual General Membership and Board Meeting will be held at the stately Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA. The ANCC is near Suitland, MD with spectacular views of the Capitol and abundant free valet parking.
The guest speaker will be VADM Matthew Kohler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and 67th Director of Naval Intelligence.

Online registration is available for those ready to pay by credit card. To register use this link.

NO WALK UPS PLEASE, REGISTRATION DUE BY 5:00 PM EST, 4 October 2019.

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 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 October.
To register, do so here.

***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 cryptmf@aol.com or call 301-688-5436. NSA/CSS and NCMF Program and Registration Fill-n-Print Forms

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 crypt@cryptologicfoundation.org or 301-688-5436.

Registration is available online here. OR mail your registration form and payment following these instructions.

*** Registration will close on Friday October 11, 2019. No refunds for cancellations will be issued after Monday October 14, 2019. NSA/CSS and NCMF Program and Registration Fill-n-Print Forms

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 International Spy Museum is proud to announce the keynote speaker for the Museum's annual dinner will be The Honorable George J. Tenet, former Director of Central Intelligence.

As one of longest serving and most influential CIA directors in history, DCI Tenet shares the unique perspective of intelligence in action at the highest level. He will share his experiences and long-standing relationship with this year's Webster Service Awardee, General Michael V. Hayden (Ret.), former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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 info@caecommunity.org. What are CAEs? More information here.

Upcoming CAE events and the Cyber Security Symposium.


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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