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RUSSIAN PENETRATION OF U.S. ASSETS
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. SYMPOSIUM SNAPSHOT: RUSSIAN PENETRATION OF U.S. ASSETS
2019 Symposium on Cryptologic History
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.
Newly Released and Forthcoming Books of the Week
"Through a series of endlessly compelling stories, Soldatov and Borogan make the case that Putin is carefully grooming and manipulating the vast Russian émigré community to serve the interests of their mother country. You can't follow Russian politics without Soldatov and Borogan's reporting. In The Compatriots, they once again deliver the fascinating inside story that's absent from the American press." —Joseph Weisberg, creator and executive producer of The Americans.
From the time of the tsars to the waning days of Communist regime, Russian leaders tried to control the flow of ideas by controlling its citizens' movements. They believed strict limits on travel combined with censorship was the best way to escape the influence of subversive Western ideologies. Yet Russians continued to emigrate westward, both to seek new opportunities and to flee political crises at home. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Russians' presence in Western countries—particularly the United States—has been for the Kremlin both the biggest threat and the biggest opportunity. It sought for years to use the Russian emigre community to achieve Russia's goals—espionage to be sure, but also to influence policies and public opinion. Russia's exiles are a potent mix of the very rich and the very driven, some deeply hostile to their homeland and others deeply patriotic. Russia, a vast, insular nation, depends on its emigres—but it cannot always count on them.
Book may be ordered here.
Who's behind our immigration crisis?
In the name of compassion—but driven by financial profit—globalist elites, Silicon Valley, and the radical Left are conspiring to undo the rule of law, subvert our homeland security, shut down free speech, and make gobs of money off the backs of illegal aliens, refugees, and low-wage guest workers.
Book may be ordered here.
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST -
Sprinkled among the billions of men and women who rise from slumber and engage in their morning rituals each day are millions of members of a secret fraternity, their true identities and motives unknown even to their immediate families. They are envoys of espionage — spies. And their No. 1 target is the United States.
2. Review of a 2017 book on Life Inside NSA. Review is by a former NSA general counsel:
A Peek Inside the "Puzzle Palace"
NEXT TUESDAY - AFIO Members and Guests are Invited to...
Media and Intelligence Accountability
Bouteflika Brother Stands
Trial with Algerian Ex-Spy Chiefs. The brother of
Algeria's deposed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika went on trial
Monday with two former intelligence chiefs and a political party
head accused of plotting against the military.
The reports on the recruitment of student spies comes from university students and professors who spoke on condition of anonymity to RFE/RL correspondents in the closed Central Asian country of some 5.5 million people, where any hint of opposition to the state is vigorously punished.
The sources claim there are curators from the National Security Ministry (MNB) among the staff at each university in Turkmenistan.
The sources told RFE/RL that these minders, working in different capacities, recruit informants in all classes of the university to spy on their fellow students. [Read more: Najibullah/RFERL/18September2019]
Zelensky Promotes Yevdokymov to Head of Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky fired Valeriy Yevdokymov from the position of Deputy Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service and appointed him the head of this agency. Such decrees were published on the website of the president.
It is noted that Zelensky has appointed Yevdokymov the Deputy Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service in July this year.
In 2013, Yevdokymov held the office of the Department Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. [Read more: 112UA/20September2019]
CIA Taps Southern for Pilot Recruitment and Workforce Development Program. The Central Intelligence Agency has chosen the Southern University System to pilot the agency's recruitment and workforce development initiative.
Part of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the CIA will facilitate classroom workshops, curriculum development, and recruitment activities at Southern's five campuses.
"Southern University is honored to have been chosen as the first institution to partner with the CIA for this initiative," says Southern University System President-Chancellor Ray Belton in a prepared statement. "The reputable stature of the CIA alone is an asset to the university, students and faculty, and we believe that the outcomes will be mutually beneficial for all involved."
The agreement was approved by the system's board of supervisors on Thursday. [Duchmann/BusinessReport/20September2019]
Slovakian Former Military Intelligence Boss Acquitted of Charges. The Bratislava Regional Court found Roman Mikulec, former head of the now-defunct Military Intelligence Service (VSS), not guilty of the unauthorised disclosure of classified information.
The court dismissed the original ruling issued by the Bratislava III District Court from June 2018, which also acquitted Mikulec of charges. The first-instance court said in the ruling that no deed had happened. The regional court ruled that the deed happened, but there was no proof that Mikulec had committed it, the SITA newswire reported.
The ruling is valid. [Read more: SlovakSpectator/23September2019]
Ethiopia, Somaliland Terrorist Intelligence Foil Terrorist Attacks on Ethiopia. Ethiopia National Intelligence and Security Service said it has foiled terrorists' attack by capturing several members of the terrorist groups Al Shabaab and IS. The terrorists were preparing to attack civilians in the capital, Addis Ababa and other parts of Ethiopia, according to the state broadcaster - ETV.
The Intelligence of Ethiopia has collaborated with governments of Somalia, Puntland, Djibouti, Somaliland, US, Italy Spain and France to foil the planned attack, according to the report.
It is indicated that the terrorists were planning to use explosives and fire arms to attack civilians at public holidays in Addis Ababa ad other parts of Ethiopia. Some were captured in Addis Ababa, while the others were caught other parts of Ethiopia.
The Al Shabaab terrorist team led by Mohammed Abdulahi Dulet, who was using a false name, Yahya Ali Hassen, came to Ethiopia via Djibouti. The team was taking different pictures and selecting potential hotels where it will take its terrorist attack including religious holidays and public gathering areas. [Read more: MENAFN/23September2019]
Air Force Creates New Information Warfare Organization, Revamps Cyber Command Teams. The Air Force announced Sept. 18 it will officially create a new information warfare command.
While the project has been in the works for several months, Gen. James Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, told reporters at the annual Air, Space, Cyber Conference that the decision has been finalized and Maj. Gen. Timothy Haugh has been tapped to lead the new organization, pending Senate confirmation.
Haugh was nominated for his third star Sept. 18 and was tapped to lead the new organization, which combines 24th Air Force or Air Forces Cyber and 25th Air Force. The latter is responsible for global intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
Haugh, who took command of 25th Air Force less than three weeks ago, most recently led the Cyber National Mission Force at U.S. Cyber Command, which defends the nation against malicious cyberattacks abroad. He also co-led Cyber Command's Russia Small Group, which helped thwart potential election interference in the 2018 mid-term elections. [Read more: Pomerleau/FifthDoman/19September2019]
Confession of British Spy for the Soviets Made Public for First Time. Extracts from Kim Philby's official confession to the UK's security services in which he likens joining the Soviet secret police to signing up to the army, have been made public for the first time.
Philby, one of the Soviet Union's most notorious British cold war spies, fled to Moscow shortly after his 1963 admission of guilt.
His confession, dated 11 January 1963, headed "secret", has been published partially in the latest tranche of MI5 files to be released to the National Archives.
It includes Philby, who, while a double agent at one time headed up counter-espionage operations for MI6, explaining that joining the Soviet secret police (OGPU) did not mean he agreed unquestioningly with everything they did. [Read more: Siddique/TheGuardian/23September2019]
This Wiggly Robotic Fish Could Be Used As An Underwater Spy. Oh, this guy? Don't mind him, he's just a normal fish, blending in with his normal fish friends. He's definitely not a robotic yellowfin tuna designed to mimic unique swimming movements.
The creation of Tunabot was led by a team from the University of Virginia, and the wiggly little guy could help us learn more about the mechanics of fish movement. If all goes well, Tunabots could also be used for things like underwater surveillance.
Lead researcher Hilary Bart-Smith and her team chose to model their robotic fish after tuna and mackerels because both fish types, under the same family of Scombridae, are fast and efficient swimmers. They beat their tailfin rapidly from side to side to gain forward motion. The speed of their movements is something of a new frontier for fish-like robotics, which typically mimic slower fish movements. [Read more: Billingham/CNN/19September2019]
The Welrod: World War II Suppressed Spy Pistol. Spies have always had access to some of the coolest gadgets and firearms, and the integrally suppressed pistol known as the Welrod is just one example. It was designed during World War II by Major Reeves at Station IX, which was a Special Operations Executive (SOE) research and development facility. The SOE was a British organization similar to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the United States, which was the precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
The SOE facility where Reeves designed the gun was located near the town of Welwyn, and the first three letters of the town's name gave the prefix to the name of many Station IX inventions. The Welrod followed the same naming scheme and combined Welwyn with the word "rod" - possibly because it didn't really look like a gun; it looked more like, well, a rod.
Made by the Birmingham Small Arms Company, the Welrod was quite unique. It was - obviously - designed to blend in and not look like a gun upon first glance. Part of this was accomplished by making the magazine pull double-duty and also act as the pistol grip. With the magazine removed, it just looks like a metal tube that was often noted for its resemblance to a bicycle pump.
The Welrod was chambered for the .32 ACP cartridge and operated like a bolt-action, with the bolt being manually turned 90 degrees to unlock and pulled back to eject a spent cartridge. [Read more: Metesh/AmmoLand/17September2019]
A Peek Inside the 'Puzzle Palace.' Created by a secret directive of President Harry Truman in 1952, the National Security Agency (NSA) is America's largest, most expensive, and most secretive intelligence organization. For years, it was an accepted shibboleth within its Fort Meade, MD, headquarters that the acronym "NSA" stood for "No Such Agency" - which happened to be the government's response to questions of NSA's existence before the congressional hearings into intelligence abuses in the 1970s.
Today, NSA remains America's largest and most expensive intelligence organization, but, much to the Agency's chagrin, a variety of events over the years have erased its anonymity and raised its public profile considerably. To the American public, that profile is likely to be largely shaped by critical media characterizations of NSA's role in, for example, the post-9/11 Terrorist Surveillance Program and the public disclosure, and subsequent reporting, of some of the Agency's most sensitive collection programs by Edward Snowden in 2013. Viewed solely through the prism of these events, it is not likely that a broad swath of the public holds NSA in particularly high regard. This is the dilemma of doing work essential to the nation's security that, by its nature, must be conducted in virtually complete secrecy. After all, a congressional statute (the National Security Agency Act of 1959 codified at 50 U.S.C. § 3601) continues to protect against the disclosure of "any information concerning the organization or any function of the National Security Agency, or any information with respect to the activities thereof, or of the names, titles, salaries, or number of the persons employed by such agency." No other intelligence agency has been granted so complete a cloak of statutory invisibility, and, consequently, it is rare to find any meaningfully informative insight about the people who actually perform the incredibly important tasks that safeguard America. Who are these folks? [Read more: Croner/FPRI/20September2019] Thomas Reed Willemain's Working on the Dark Side of the Moon: Life Inside the National Security Agency (Mill City Press, Inc. 2017)
Cold War May Be Over, But Russian Spies Are Still Here. This morning a raft of MI5 files were released into the National Archives at Kew, crammed with revelations about the Portland Spy Ring. It was one of the most renowned espionage cases of the Cold War. But the story of the ring is not just riveting history. It holds important lessons for us now.
Two of the spies were British. Harry Houghton and his mistress Ethel Gee worked at the highly sensitive naval research base at Portland in Dorset. They fed crucial secrets about the Royal Navy and the UK's research on sonar and torpedoes to three KGB deep cover (or "illegal") spies based in London.
One lived near Regent's Park under the name Gordon Lonsdale. He was really a Russian, Konon Molody. The other two, Peter and Helen Kroger, lived in a bungalow in suburban Ruislip and were Lonsdale's communications experts. In reality they were Morris and Lona Cohen, who had been KGB spies since the Second World War. [Read more: Barnes/EveningStandard/24September2019]
Intelligence Suggests Imminent Launch Of China's New Amphibious Assault Carrier. While recent events have focused military thinking on the Persian Gulf, a small corner of the defense community have been looking in an entirely different direction: towards China. The country's first amphibious assault carrier, a 35,000-ton behemoth, is about to be launched from an innocuous-looking shipyard in Shanghai. When the new warship enters the water it will, in a near-instant, transform the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN).
Termed a Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), this type off ship allows marines to capture beaches and land supplies on enemy territory. Possessing this type of warship represents yet another step change in China's rapidly expanding maritime capability, joining aircraft carriers, air defense destroyers and underwater drones in an impressive new lineup.
Amphibious ships are particularly relevant because of China's vast territorial claims in the South China Sea, border disputes further north with Japan, and the long-standing threat to the last holdout from the communists: Taiwan. For many years a potential Chinese assault on Taiwan was mocked as the "million-man swim" because the navy did not have anything approaching the amphibious capability needed to land enough troops on the island. Today these derogatory jokes are fading into memory as defense watchers count the new warship in China's naval modernization. [Read more: Sutton/Forbes/24September2019]
Bill Grayson, CIC, FSO in INR with State, CIA, and NDU
Angie Nanni, the last "Code Girls" at NSA
Shot Schottroff, NSA Branch Chief of Procurement
Chris Wiley, ADDO, CIA
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Our guest speaker will be LTG Buster Hagenbeck, US Army Retired. Buster will be discussing his career, Afghanistan, and other relevant topics. Buster is the chairman of the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville and has a distinguished career in the US Army.
Location: The Plantation, 101 Plantation Dr, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. Reservations are required. Please contact Ken Meyer to RSVP.
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.
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.
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.
The International Spy Museum is holding an in-store book signing
of The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott.
Lara Prescott received her MFA from the Michener Center for
Writers at the University of Texas, Austin. She was previously an
animal protection advocate and a political campaign operative. Her
stories have appeared in The Southern Review, The
Hudson Review, Crazyhorse, Day One, and Tin House Flash Fridays. She won the 2016 Crazyhorse
Fiction Prize for the first chapter of The Secrets We Kept.
She lives in Austin, Texas.
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
Event location: Heritage Hall (Father O'Connell
Hall), in the Catholic University of America, 597-599 Michigan Ave
NE, Washington, DC 20064.
The Spy Museum is hosting a signature event, the annual Mother
Daughter, Sister, Spy panel. The moderator will be Washington Post
national security reporter Ellen Nakashima and panelists will
include: The Honorable Mary Beth Long, Former Assistant Secretary
of Defense for International Security Affairs in the Office of the
Secretary of Defense, Former Chair of NATO's High-Level Group
(HLG); Melissa Mahle, Former U.S. intelligence officer and expert
on the Middle East and counterterrorism, SPY Advisory Board
Member; Jonna Hiestand Mendez, Former Chief of Disguise in the
CIA's Office of Technical Service, SPY Founding Board Member;
Farhana Qazi, Author of Secrets of the Kashmir Valley and
Invisible Martyrs: Inside the Secret World of Islamic Female
Radicals, Adjunct Faculty in The Elliott School of International
Affairs at George Washington University; Lena Sisco, Former
Department of Defense (DoD) certified military interrogator and
Naval Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Officer. Tickets for the general
public: $115 per person. Register here.
The United States' approach to China since the Communist regime in Beijing began the period of reform and opening in the 1980s was based on a promise that trade and engagement with China would result in a peaceful, democratic state.
Enjoy an evening at the new International Spy Museum where the
red carpet will be rolled out just for teachers! Gain exclusive
access to the brand new exhibits, bring your A-game to compete in
a Museum-wide scavenger hunt, collect useful curriculum materials
and resources to spice up…or shake up your teaching, relax with a
signature martini – the Teachertini, and some quick bites to eat
and who knows…you might just meet a real spy! Please Note: This
event is open to K-12 classroom and resource teachers only. This
is a 21+ event and a valid Teacher ID is required. Event is free
but RSVP is required here.
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.
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.
Tuesday, 15 October - Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 4:30 - 6 pm - Washington, DC - IWP's Asian Initiative lecture series – a two-day event – "Lessons Learned: The Inter-Korean Dialogue and The Hanoi Summit"
AFIO Members are invited to the inaugural presentation of IWP's Asian Initiative lecture series – a two-day event – "Lessons Learned: The Inter-Korean Dialogue and The Hanoi Summit."
* Both events will be off the record.
About the Lecture and Panel Presentation: North Korea remains a highly critical foreign policy and intelligence issue for not just the U.S., but for the international community as well. A new, relatively untested leader with a burgeoning weapons inventory – both nuclear and conventional, and a penchant for unpredictability, Kim Jong-un represents both an enigma and an unprecedented dilemma. From what appeared to be a relatively promising first ever meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting U.S. President in Singapore to a disappointing sequence of events in Hanoi, the current situation on the Korean peninsula remains potentially extremely volatile.
About the Speaker and Panel Members: On 15 October, former ROK Minister of National Defense, Gen. Kim Dong-shin will present a lecture based on his significant experiences as part of the national leadership during the myriad inter-Korean dialogue as well as his assessment as to the path forward in addressing what is undoubtedly one of the most pressing national security and foreign policy issues of our time.
On 16 October, panel members in addition to Gen. Kim, include Gen. John Tilelli, Jr., former Commander in Chief of the United Nations Command, and concurrently Commander of U.S. Combined Forces, and U.S. Forces Korea; Dr. Victor Cha, former Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council and currently a senior advisor and holder of the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Mr. Bruce Klingner, former CIA Deputy Director for Korea analysis and currently the senior research fellow for Northeast Asia at The Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center.
Meet at the International Spy Museum for an
in-store book signing of Return to the Reich by Eric
Lichtblau. Eric Lichtblau, a two-time Pulitzer
Prize–winning journalist, is the best-selling author of The
Nazis Next Door and Bush's Law: The Remaking of
American Justice. He was a Washington reporter for the New
York Times for fifteen years, while also writing for the Los
Angeles Times, The New Yorker, TIME,
and other publications. He has been a frequent guest on NPR,
MSNBC, C-SPAN, and other networks, as well as a speaker at many
universities and institutions. He lives outside Washington, D.C.
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.
***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. 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 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. NSA/CSS and NCMF Program and Registration Fill-n-Print Forms
Amaryllis Fox spent ten years
in the clandestine operations unit of the CIA, hunting the world's
most dangerous terrorists. Fox was in her last year as an
undergraduate at Oxford when her writing mentor Daniel Pearl was
captured and beheaded. Galvanized by this brutality, Fox applied
to Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, where she created an
algorithm that predicted, with uncanny certainty, the likelihood
of a terrorist cell arising in any village around the world. At
21, she was recruited by the CIA. At 22, she was fast-tracked into
advanced operations training, sent from Langley to "the Farm,"
learning how to use a Glock, how to get out of flexicuffs while
locked in the trunk of a car, how to withstand torture, and the
best ways to commit suicide in case of captivity. At the end of
this training she was deployed as a spy under non-official cover
as an art dealer specializing in tribal and indigenous art and
sent to infiltrate terrorist networks in remote areas of the
Middle East and Asia. Join Fox this evening as she discusses her
ten years in the CIA clandestine service and launches her riveting
new memoir Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA. Life
Undercover will be available for sale and signing at the
event. Tickets for the general public: $15 (or $35 including
book); tickets for Spy Museum members: $10 (or $30 including
book). To register to attend, do so here.
Want to rub shoulders with intelligence
historians and intelligence scholar/practitioners from around the
world? Want to hear about their cutting-edge research much of
which underpins the new International Spy Museum exhibitions? Want
to meet the authors of some of your favorite books about espionage
and intelligence? Then come to the inaugural conference of the
North American Society for Intelligence History (NASIH). This
extravaganza includes eleven panels on the international history
of espionage and counterespionage, disinformation, intelligence in
popular culture, signals and cyber intelligence, covert action,
counterterrorism, intelligence analysis, intelligence in wartime,
and much more. Conference attendees will have access to the
Museum's exhibits with their conference badge and will be eligible
to sign up for guided tours by the Museum's curatorial staff.
Tickets: $100 in advance; $150 at the door; $50 for students. To
register, do so here.
Virginia Hall was a
trailblazing spy. She didn't let a hunting accident which robbed
her of a leg slow her down. A Baltimorean with an interest in
foreign languages and the gumption to overcome obstacles both
physical and cultural, Hall operated courageously behind enemy
lines in occupied France during World War II. She coordinated
French Resistance efforts and put her life on the line first as an
agent for the English Special Operations Executive and then with
the US Office of Strategic Services. Award-winning author Sonia
Purnell's new book A Woman of No Importance: The
Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II takes a fresh look at Hall's espionage activities and how they
changed the course of the conflict. And who better to interview
Purnell about Virginia Hall than another trailblazing spy: Jonna
Mendez, former CIA chief of disguise and co-author of Moscow
Rules. Guests will have a chance to see some Virginia Hall
artifacts from the Museum's collection. New York Times bestseller A Woman of No Importance and Moscow Rules by
Jonna Mendez will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Tickets for the general public: $15 (or $35 including book);
tickets for Spy Museum members: $10 (or $30 including book). To
register, do so here.
Meet at the Spy Museum Store to be introduced
to an F-4 pilot. Mark A. Hewitt has always had a
fascination with spyplanes and the intelligence community's
development and use of aircraft. He flew F-4s in the Marine Corps
and served as Director of Maintenance with the Border Patrol and
the Air Force, as was an Associate Professor for Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University. He is the author of Special Access,
Shoot Down, No Need to Know, and his latest, Blown
Cover. His novels have been approved by the CIA Publication
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.
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.
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