AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #38-19 dated 8 October 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

Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others

For Additional AFIO and other Events two+ months or more... Calendar of Events 

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AFIO's Latest Project is Now Online:

PROJECT: When Intelligence Made a Difference - a new series by editor Peter Oleson, is available here.

Released in Spring-Summer 2019 edition of Intelligencer and now available online as PDFs are:

Project overview and theme by Peter Oleson
• George Washington, Spymaster Extraordinaire: A Master of Intelligence, Counterintelligence, and Military Deception by Gene Poteat
• Lafayette and the French Intrigue to Lead the American Revolution by Gene Poteat
• How Sweden Chose Sides by Michael Fredholm
• George Washington's Attacks on Trenton and Princeton, 1776-77 by Ken Daigler 


JUST RELEASED: The Institute of World Politics' Active Measures journal 2019 is now available.
Active Measures is the student-run academic journal of The Institute of World Politics.  Its name refers to a set of influence operations and propaganda — disinformation and deception — used by the Soviet Union to persuade and to have a strategic impact. Read more


HELP WITH FORMATION OF NEW DFW (TEXAS) AFIO CHAPTER:

Monday, 14 October 2019, 5 - 8 pm - Dallas, TX - Formational Meeting of Proposed AFIO DFW Chapter

Come to this formational meeting for a proposed Dallas-Fort Worth AFIO Chapter.
We shall be meeting 5 - 8 p.m. on Monday, Columbus Day, 14 October at the Roy Stanley Masonic Lodge #1367, 9225 Ferguson Rd, Dallas, TX 75228. This is located just east of Buckner Blvd near White Rock Lake.

Words from the organizer: Greetings to All Members of Our Proposed DFW AFIO Chapter. All the below has been stated before. This is merely a reminder.
Our 1st Birthday Party is just days away. We shall be meeting 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Columbus Day, October 14, 2019 at the Roy Stanley Masonic Lodge #1367, 9225 Ferguson Rd., Dallas, TX 75228 – located just east of Buckner Blvd near White Rock Lake.
For reasons of security, participation is restricted to members and their spouses. No invitees this time around. No evening meals are provided though a modest buffet has been prepared by yours truly.
In consideration of distance, travel time or delay for reasons of employment or other obligations, you are welcome to arrive when you can and depart when you must. No problem.
This is our first meet 'n greet. There will be a convivial atmosphere with good camaraderie knowing we are among confreres, many of whom have shared common experiences in ways not usually lived by others. The experience of members present spans the globe with different functions, career paths and time frames. Several generations will intermingle, some still employed, some retirees.
You will likely meet others with friends in common and/or swap stories of who, when, where and what ever happened to...followed by each person introducing him/herself to the group for 10 minutes or so. Q&A after all finished.
As time goes by I may lean on each of you for suggestions and introductions to qualified speakers whom you know or otherwise have high regard for and to other meeting sites that may be available to us at no charge. Most immediately, our Chapter has need of a Secretary and Treasurer. This is not very demanding or time consuming. Volunteers step forward.
To restate, our vision of the future is what distinguishes us: to become one of the more significant AFIO Chapters nationwide by providing a podium for informed speakers in matters of intelligence to air their message; and there are many in the DFW area whose knowledge, talent and experience we will tap. We will grow slowly, are not yet funded or even officially a Chapter, but we'll make it happen. Best of luck to us all.

I am looking forward to a good turnout. No one will be disappointed. We are all among friends. Make the effort to attend

Please RSVP to organizer Arthur Hochberg arthurhochberg@hotmail.com or call him at 214-952-7988.


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"Lessons Learned: The Inter-Korean Dialogue and The Hanoi Summit"
Asian Initiative lecture series – a two-day event – at The Institute of World Politics
Tuesday, 15 October - Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 4:30 - 6 pm, in Washington, DC

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."
15 October, 4:30 - 6 pm: Lessons Learned: The Inter-Korean Dialogue and Path Forward with Gen. Kim Dong-shin, South Korea Minister of National Defense (ret.)
16 October, 4:30 - 6 pm: US-NK Relations: The Post-Hanoi Summit with a senior policy panel, to include:

  • Gen. Kim Dong-shin, former ROK Minister of National Defense
  • Gen. John Tilelli, Jr, former Commander in Chief, United Nations Command, ROK
  • Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and holder of the Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Mr. Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia, The Heritage Foundation
  • Prof. John Sano, IWP Professor, and former Deputy Director, CIA's National Clandestine Service

* 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.
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. Parking.
More information is here.
RSVP here.


EVENT IS FILLING UP
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How To Run
Operations in Russia Under Intense Surveillance

and

Intelligence Collection Against Hard Targets:
Why History Shows Difficulties
Operating in Post-War Soviet Union

on

FRIDAY, 1 November 2019

Tysons Corner, VA

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.
 
REGISTER ONLINE HERE while space remains

Newly Released and Forthcoming Books of the Week

Permanent Record
by Edward Snowden
(Metropolitan Books, Sep 2019)

The infamous National Security Agency contractor–turned–leaker and Russian exile presents his side of the story. How lying, betraying your country and colleagues, violating all your secrecy agreements and oaths, and fleeing to foreign countries to avoid facing justice, can be waved away with some carefully crafted versions of the truth in a book that is little more than a propaganda, self-justification lecture.

Snowden plays the victim...the innocent who risked everything to expose the US government's system of mass surveillance, writes of his life, including how he helped — a much smaller way than he claims — to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down. And his country and colleagues, with it — but leaves that part out.

Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings, we hear his version of why he chose to betray his country, and watch him preen and pose as a martyr and whistleblower, now forced to live forever in exile in Russia. He thumps his chest claiming he is the Internet's conscience. He, instead, is a prime example of a Whistleblower unentitled to the term [see book below], but desperately hiding behind it, knowing he did far more damage than good and, now desperately homesick and dreading what the future is for traitors like him who Putin routinely makes disappear after squeezing out all they have to offer, counts on seeing "the right man and party" sweep into the WH and Congress, where Snowden will then be brought home as a champion of the people. Until they do something he decides he dislikes and moves to betray.

Book may be ordered here.


Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud
by Tom Mueller
(Riverhead Books, Oct 2019)

Leaking or Whistleblowing against significant financial crimes: a good. Engaging in spying for political revenge or Gotchya games in a deeply divided America: an uncertainty.

Mueller provides an account of the heroes – or attention-seekers – who seek to create a fight against what they see as a rising tide of wrongdoing by the powerful.

We live in a period of sweeping corruption — an era of astounding Medicare/Medicaid and Wall Street fraud. And a golden age of whistleblowing. Over the past few decades, certain types of insiders exposed wrongdoing and have gained unprecedented legal and social stature (perhaps the original goal), emerging as the government's best weapon against corporate misconduct—and the citizenry's best defense, says Mueller, against corporations and government gone bad. Whistleblowers seek to reset the balance between free speech and state secrecy, and between individual morality and corporate power. [Or whatever sensitivity is being ballyhooed at that moment. It has now become a tool to anonymously seek to unseat those your side could not beat at the ballot box.]

Mueller traces the rise of whistleblowing through a series of cases from healthcare and other businesses, Wall Street, and Washington. Drawing on interviews with more than two hundred whistleblowers and the lawyers who arm them for battle—plus politicians, intelligence analysts, government watchdogs, cognitive scientists, and other experts—Mueller anatomizes what inspires some to speak out while the rest of us become complicit in our silence. To Mueller, whistleblowers are the freethinking, outspoken citizens for whom our republic was conceived. And he insists that they are the models we should emulate if democracy is to survive.

Many whistleblowers told the author that "I hate the word whistleblower; I was just doing my job." Nuclear safety engineers, compliance officers in hospitals—these are arenas that if things go wrong, people will get hurt. We shouldn't have a special category of humans called truth-tellers. We should just tell the truth more. We are drifting toward the money; we are hard-wiring that into our laws and regulations.

[But are they turning the working environment into a watch-your-back snake pit? Filled with leakers, spies, media hungry malcontents shading the truth and skewing actions toward the negative, hoping to quickly score political points or fame? Worse...how many are setting the fires and then calling the media and fire house, to sit back and enjoy the spectacle?]

Book may be ordered here.



Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

DIA Looks to Data Interoperability to Combat Misinformation. China and Russia, the U.S.'s closest military competitors, both have said that leveraging data is the key to military dominance in the near future. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley said 2.5 quintillion bytes of data get generated each day, and it's increasingly a part of our lives that can't be compartmentalized. Smart houses, cities, infrastructure, industrial components, even personal lives and more rely on data.

"Where is that data going? Who's controlling it?" Ashley said August 19 at the Department of Defense Intelligence Information System Worldwide conference. "So it's not just about the Internet of Things. For consumers, it's other risks that lie out there in data and our inability to leverage it. Terrorist networks, misinformation, deep fakes, confusion, distrust in institutions. Then what's our job as a combat support agency? We have to supply the war fighters with information that is accurate and that is trusted in an environment where misinformation exists."

It's commonly portrayed as a question of speed: whoever can make decisions fastest wins. But Ashley said it's more nuanced than that. The Defense Department can operate at speed, he said. The problem is operating at scale. [Read more: Thornton/FederalNewsNetwork/8October2019]

Tech Firms Know More About Us Than Any Spy Agency - Ex-GCHQ Chief. Big internet firms know more about the lives of private individuals than any intelligence agency ever has and that is a dangerous threat to democracy, the former head of the spy agency GCHQ has said.

David Omand was at the centre of British intelligence for decades, beginning his career at GCHQ after he graduated from Cambridge in 1969 and becoming its director from 1996-97.

At the Cheltenham literature festival on Tuesday, where he was promoting his new book exploring the ethics of spying, he suggested that people should be more concerned about what companies such as Facebook and Google know about us than the state.

"The big revelation over the last couple of years has been not about government intelligence agencies, it's been about the private sector. It is about the internet companies knowing more about me, you, everyone in the hall than any intelligence agency ever could or should know about us. [Read more: Brown/TheGuardian/8October2019]

British Spy in IRA and 20 Others Could be Charged with Troubles-Era Crimes. A police inquiry into one of the biggest spy scandals in the history of British intelligence has recommended that more than 20 people including senior security force personnel and ex-IRA members be considered for prosecution, the Guardian has learned.

Operation Kenova, the multimillion-pound investigation into "Stakeknife" - the army agent at the heart of the IRA during the Northern Ireland Troubles - has now sent files identifying military commanders and at least one IRA veteran with a so-called "get-out-of-jail" card to the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) in Belfast.

Sources close to the inquiry have also revealed that its head, Jon Boutcher, the ex-chief constable of Bedfordshire, has had access to all secret briefing papers given to every prime minister from Margaret Thatcher onwards that related to the running of Stakeknife within the IRA. [Read more: McDonald/TheGuardian/2October2019]

CIA's Next Cloud Contract May Be Worth $10B: This Is IT. The Central Intelligence Agency is moving ahead with a new cloud services contract, according to a presolicitation notice released on the intelligence community's Acquisition Research Center (ARC) website on Sept. 30. A CIA industry day presentation March 22 has estimated its total value in the "tens of billions."

Unlike the controversial JEDI cloud contract being competed by the Department of Defense, the CIA vehicle will also be used to acquire "services from multiple commercial vendors," according to the notice.

The CIA's contract, known as Commercial Cloud Enterprise (C2E), is a follow-on to the $600 million Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) contract, which was awarded to Amazon Web Services Inc. in 2013. C2E will expand on the C2S capabilities by adding new commercial services, boosting computing and storage capacity, and offering additional support at the UNCLASSIFIED and SECRET levels. [Read more: Levinson/Bloomberg/3October2019]

Taiwan Legislative Committee Clears Bill to Allow Life Sentence for Espionage. An amendment bill that would increase the maximum penalty for espionage to a life sentence cleared the committee stage in the Legislature on Wednesday.

Under the draft amendment to the National Intelligence Service Law, intelligence agencies would have the right to collect, analyze, and use information that may affect national security or interests, in areas such as national defense, foreign affairs, economics, technology and public security.

The draft bill also states that intelligence officers and other government personnel convicted of leaking state secrets to a foreign power will face a penalty of 10 years to life in prison.

In addition, those found guilty of reaping illegal personal gains from espionage efforts may also be subject to a fine of up to NT$10 million (US$322,691), according to the draft bill. [Read more: CNA/3October2019]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Intelligence Agency Unveils New Weapon to Deter Spies - a Museum. Against the backdrop of a growing wave of espionage cases involving American traitors, the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) has taken the wraps off its latest weapon to combat the threat - public shaming.

At its secure offices at the Intelligence Community Campus in Bethesda, Maryland, the NCSC unveiled the "Wall of Spies Experience" museum on Tuesday.

The faces of over 135 spies who betrayed America from the Revolutionary War to the 21st Century are depicted, including Benedict Arnold, the nation's first traitor in Colonial times, and the most damaging turncoats of modern times - Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen and Edward Snowden.

The exhibit - supplemented by items on loan from the CIA, FBI, NSA and private collections - also features some of the ingenious tools used by American traitors and other nations. [Read more: Green/WTOP/2October2019]

The Former British Spy Inside Sinn Féin: An Informer's Years of Living Dangerously. Former British intelligence spy inside Sinn Féin, Willie Carlin, talks to Cormac O'Keeffe about Martin McGuinness, the IRA 'Nutting Squad' and his fears over possible trials

Willie Carlin may soon have to testify against the man who supposedly saved his life. If the trial happens - and it is still a big ‘if' - it will be 35 years since Carlin's 11-year-stint as a British intelligence mole inside Sinn Féin, in Derry, ended suddenly.

He was about to be killed by the notorious IRA ‘Nutting Squad,' its internal assassination team. Carlin was saved by a tip-off from another agent, known as ‘Stakeknife', who was the head of the infamous squad and who now faces prosecution, following a major police inquiry.

This dramatic story begins and ends Carlin's book, Thatcher's Spy - My Life as an MI5 agent inside Sinn Féin. Carlin came from a republican, working-class family in Derry, but he followed in his father's footsteps and joined the British Army in the mid-1960s. [Read more: O'Keeffe/IrishExaminer/8October2019]

A Look at Japan's Evolving Intelligence Efforts. Once upon a time - from the 1600s through the 1800s - Japan had a spy corps so famous we know their name today: the ninjas, intelligence agents serving the ruling Tokugawa family.

Over the last 75 years, however, as international spying and espionage has proliferated, Japan has mostly been on the sidelines of this global game. Defeat in World War II, and demilitarization afterward, meant that Japanese intelligence services were virtually nonexistent for decades.

Japan's interest in spycraft has returned, however. In addition to a notable military expansion - as of last year, the country has aircraft carriers again - Japan is also ramping up its formal intelligence apparatus, as a response to what the country's chief cabinet secretary has called "the drastically changing security environment" around it. [Read more: Dizikes/MITNews/8October2019]

Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Russian Active Measures: Part Two. The Senate Intelligence Committee released a redacted report on Russian active measures campaigns in the 2016 election. This document, reportedly the second of five volumes, is titled, "Volume 2: Russia's Use of Social Media with Additional Views." The complete document is available here and below. [Read more: Fogel/Lawfare/8October2019]

CIA's Juliane Gallina Details Progress in First Months as CIO. A new CTO. Wi-Fi in CIA buildings. A program to replace fax machines. And an acceleration of the intelligence community's adoption of cloud.

These are some of the items new CIA CIO Juliane Gallina says she has already looked to address in her first few months on the job.

Speaking at the VMware Public Sector Innovation Summit, produced by FedScoop, Gallina detailed what she's done in her first 140 days as chief information officer, a role she's never held before. She said there are many "basic things we need to improve." [Read more: Mitchell/FedScoop/2October2019]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Want to Be a Spy? Better Have a Quick Wit. Quickness of intellect was at the top of the list for KGB recruiters casting their net in search of suitable candidates for the job of illegal undercover agent. Let us agree that in this context "quickness of intellect" is synonymous with "fast thinker" - not necessarily "smart person". A person who possesses quickness of intellect will arrive at a decision much faster than average, but there is no guarantee that the decision will be a good one.

Why did the KGB put such a premium on quick decision making? There is a famous quote by Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, chief of staff of the Prussian Army in the 19th century and one of the most respected military leaders in history, that says: "No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy". That goes double for the highly unpredictable world of espionage. Back in Moscow we spent hours and hours developing a detailed plan on how to become a fully functioning, well-integrated member of American society. Because of ignorance, faulty assumptions, and unpredictable reactions by others, that plan was doomed to die a slow yet unavoidable death . In the end, the only real value of the plan was its existence. It gave me the backbone to tackle a task that had a high probability of failure.

Quickness of intellect allowed me to adjust almost instantaneously to situations that were not planned and could not have been foreseen. In one instance it saved me from detection and a very early end to my career as a spy. [Read more: Barsky/ClearanceJobs/4October2019]

U.S. Intelligence Agency Eyes The Navy's MQ-25 Drone For Maritime Surveillance Missions.  The U.S. National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, or NGA, wants to know if Boeing could transform the MQ-25 Stingray tanker drone that it is developing for the U.S. Navy into an unmanned maritime intelligence platform using a modular sensor pod. This highlights continued interest within the Navy, and elsewhere in the U.S. military, in utilizing the Stringray, a test article for which flew for the first time just last month, for missions beyond just aerial refueling.

NGA awarded the sole-source contract to Boeing's Phantom Works advanced projects division, the value of which is not disclosed, on Sept. 27, 2019, but only announced it had done so three days later on the U.S. government's main contracting website FedBizOpps. Under the deal, which Aviation Week was first to report, Phantom Works will conduct a study into what it would take to integrate "NGA's Maritime Program capability" into the MQ-25, as well as the manned P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, via Boeing's proprietary Multi-Mission Pod (MMP), according to a so-called Justification and Approval document. U.S. government agencies need to submit this type of document when requesting authority to give a contract directly to a specific company or companies without going through a competitive bidding process. [Read more: Trevithick/TheDrive/3October2019]

Want to Stop Russia From Messing With Our Democracy? Rethink U.S. Counterintelligence. News that hackers backed by the Iranian government targeted a 2020 presidential campaign brings back vivid flashbacks of Russia's infiltration into the 2016 election - and raises concerns about what could happen next year. Congress is still investigating Russia's attempts to undermine U.S. democracy last election cycle, while dedicated intelligence and law enforcement officers, diplomatic, security and military personnel are doubling down on their efforts to keep it from happening again.

But looking back will not be enough to keep it from happening again - whether at the hands of Russia, Iran or any other foreign adversary. In all the reports and hearings over the past 21/2 years, no one has identified the real problem: U.S. counterintelligence is not set up to preempt foreign intelligence operations directed against the United States. If the government doesn't empower U.S. counterintelligence to go on offense, we are destined to remain on our back feet.

It's not only our elections that are under assault. Russian intelligence services have been on a global offensive under President Vladimir Putin. They are poisoning people in England, working to undermine the hard-won beginnings of democracy in Eastern Europe and propping up brutal dictators like Bashar Assad in Syria. They're running aggressive operations to recruit and plant spies, steal America's most closely guarded secrets, and hack into our computer systems to take what they want and disrupt our society at will. [Read more: VanCleave/NPR/8October2019]

New Details On The Tragedy Of The Russian Spy Submarine Losharik. The full scope may never be publicly known of the July 1 fire aboard a deep-diving submarine in the Arctic in which 14 Russian submariners lost their lives. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov described the submarine’s mission as a "state secret." However, based on analysis of open sources, I can reveal details of the submarine’s movements before and after the event.

The submarine is called Losharik, named after a Russian cartoon horse which is made of a series of balls. More on that later. In official sources she is known by her hull number, AS-12. She is operated by the euphemistically named Main Directorate of Deep-Sea Research, better known as GUGI. And she operates from Olenya Guba which is GUGI's secret base in the Arctic - the same base as the Russian Navy's beluga whales, one of which turned up in Norway in April.

Her mission is protected by state secrecy and, frankly, obscurity. When I wrote analysis before the accident I was one of very few public sources. In layman's terms she is a spy submarine. Her work probably involves the seabed communications cables and sonar networks which litter the world's oceans. [Read more: Sutton/Forbes/8October2019]


Section IV - Obituaries, Jobs, Research Assistance

Obituaries

Patricia Lengi, CIA Officer
Patricia Jean Stalder Lengi, 82, CIA Officer, died of Alzheimer's disease on 4 October 2019 in Vienna, VA.
Mrs. Lengi was born in Omak, WA and grew up in Pine Creek, a community of farmers and ranchers in the foothills outside of Tonasket, WA 30 miles from the Canadian border. She attended a one room school house throughout grade school and for most of that time her mother was the teacher. She was the Valedictorian of her high school class and graduated from Washington State University with highest honors. She joined CIA and served overseas in Saudi Arabia; Dacca, East Pakistan; Geneva, Switzerland, and Cairo, Egypt. She also lived two years in Germany with her husband before settling down in Virginia.
She also authored three children's books.
She is survived by Paul Lengi; a son and daughter, and other family.

Pauline Narcavage, CIA officer
Pauline Teresa Narcavage, 87, a CIA secretary and case officer, died died 18 August 2019 in Vienna, VA of complications of a head injury sustained after a fall.
She was born in Newark, NJ, and was a secretary at a New Jersey law firm before moving to the Washington area in 1960.
After 31 years of service with the CIA, she retired in 1991.
She was an Virginia Opera enthusiast and enjoyed the company of her dog, a Maltese called Roget.

Mike Stein, CIA Operations Officer, POW/MIA Document Expert
Michael M. Stein, 83, CIA Operations Officer, died 21 September 2019 in Herndon, VA.
Born in Newton, MA, and raised in Tenafly, NJ, he graduated from Wesleyan University in 1957, served three years on active duty as a Marine Corps officer. He joined the CIA in June 1960 and served for 35 years in a variety of operational and managerial positions, including several field assignments in Western Europe, Southeast Asia, and domestically.
In the early 1990s, Mr. Stein was recognized with a major award for managing the CIA's program to declassify all of its POW/MIA documents under a deadline, and assisting The Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs. Upon retirement, he was awarded the Agency's Intelligence Commendation Medal.
Following his CIA retirement, Mr. Stein worked another 12 years as an intelligence contractor. In one assignment, he declassified documents from several covert CIA projects, and in another, he made 13 foreign trips to teach intelligence courses.
In recent years, Mr. Stein pursued several hobbies and interests, ranging from genealogy to the American Revolution. He was active in Marine Corps and college reunion activities.
He is survived by the three children from his earlier marriage to Marcella B. Stein; and by other family.

Bill Bailey Ceremony Announced
Services have been announced for William Benteen Bailey, U.S. Navy(Retired), Lawyer, died 25 September 2018. His obituary appeared in the Winter 2018-19 edition of Intelligencer, page 66, and in the Weekly Intelligence Notes #41-18 dated 30 October 2018 at this link.
The ceremony is Sunday, 13 October 2019, 2-4 pm, at Westminster School, 3819 Gallows Rd, Annandale, VA 22003.
Please be prompt so as to not miss any of the tributes. The family says "Come dressed to impress, just as Bill would."



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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 Opportunities: Cybersecurity faculty, professionals, and Master's or PHD Graduates can find jobs for CAE designated institutions through the listings below. Listings are by University with the most recent at the top.

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.

Do You Know About Theft/Rebuilding of Soviet Lunik Spacecraft ~1959-60? Please assist this researcher.

To AFIO Members: I am a nonfiction writer with several books out on major publishers.
Am seeking to speak with/hear from members willing to talk about the theft and rebuilding of the Soviet Lunik spacecraft in or around 1959 or 1960. This story is told in "The Kidnapping of the Lunik, " in CIA's Studies in Intelligence, Volume 11, Issue 1. (Winter 1967.) This article was declassified and available here.
Please respond to Scott Andrew Selby at scottselby@gmail.com To read about my current book, visit http://flawlessbook.com/


Section V - Events

AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 11:30 am - Albuquerque, NM - AFIO New Mexico Chapter hears Tom Dyble on "Chaos in Cairo: Arab Spring in Egypt."

Mr. Tom Dyble will do a presentation to the AFIO New Mexico Chapter on "Chaos in Cairo: Arab Spring in Egypt" based on David D. Kirkpatrick's book Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East.
Location of event: "The Egg & I" restaurant at 6909 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505) 888-3447. [On Menaul just east of Louisiana, next door to Chili's]
Fee to attend: Meeting is Free.
Timing: 11 a.m. (Arrive, Order Lunch - available at separate cost), 11:30 a.m. (Call To Order), 1 p.m. (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

Saturday, 12 October 2019, 10am - 3pm - Dedham, MA - AFIO New England hosts Membership Business Meeting, Speaker, and Discussions

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

Full details when available.

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

For additional information contact us at afionechapter@gmail.com

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

Monday, 14 October 2019, 5 - 8 pm - Dallas, TX - Come to Formational Meeting of Proposed AFIO DFW (Texas) Chapter

Come to this formational meeting for a proposed Dallas-Fort Worth AFIO Chapter.
We shall be meeting 5 - 8 p.m. on Monday, Columbus Day, 14 October at the Roy Stanley Masonic Lodge #1367, 9225 Ferguson Rd, Dallas, TX 75228. This is located just east of Buckner Blvd near White Rock Lake.
For reasons of security, participation is restricted to current AFIO members and their spouses. No invitees this time around. No evening meals are provided though refreshments are available.
In consideration of distance and travel time for some of our Ft. Worth-Granbury-Burleson members, and for any others who may be delayed for reasons of employment or other obligations, you are welcome to arrive when you can and depart when you must. No problem.
This is our first meet 'n greet. There will be good camaraderie knowing we are among confreres, many of whom have shared common experiences in ways not usually lived by others. Several generations will intermingle, some still employed, some retirees.
I suspect there will be a meeting of persons with friends in common and/or swapping stories of who, when, where and what ever happened to...followed by each person introducing him/herself to the group for 10 minutes or so. Q&A after all finished. The whole experience will produce a convivial atmosphere, excellent for first meeting which will be conducive for planning future meetings. As time goes by I may lean on each of you for suggestions and introductions to qualified speakers whom you know or otherwise have high regard for and to other meeting sites that may be available to us at no charge,
Some have already advised of their attendance at meeting. I welcome confirmation from all. Others with questions, requests, advice or regrets may call, text or email me at any time. I am looking forward to a sizeable turnout. No one will be disappointed. We are all among friends. Make the effort to attend.
Our vision of the future is what distinguishes us: to become one of the more significant AFIO Chapters nationwide by providing a podium to informed speakers in matters of intelligence to air their message; and there are many in the DFW area whose knowledge, talent and experience we will tap. We will grow slowly, are not yet funded or even officially a Chapter, but we'll make it happen. Good luck to all of us.
Please RSVP to organizer Arthur Hochberg arthurhochberg@hotmail.com or call him at 214-952-7988

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, 13 November 2019, 11:30 a.m. no-host cocktails; 12 noon - San Francisco, CA - The "Andre Le Gallo" San Francisco Chapter hosts Dr. Matthew Brazil on Beijing's Spy Apparatus

Dr. Matthew Brazil, a non-resident Fellow at The Jamestown Foundation, worked in Asia for over 20 years as a U.S. Army officer, American diplomat, and corporate security manager. He is the co-author of Chinese Communist Espionage: An Intelligence Primer (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, Nov 2019)
Hitherto, almost all writings about Beijing's espionage and influence operations have focused on individual cases that shed little light on the actual nature of their organs of state security. Dr. Brazil will speak about how he and his co-author researched original sources in Chinese and unearthed new insights into Beijing's most secret operations at home and abroad.

RSVP: Your registration via Eventbrite may be quickly completed 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, 10 February 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

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.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 1-4pm – Washington, DC – Eric Lichtblau: Return to the Reich – at the International Spy Museum

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.
Event is free. More about event is here.
Event location: The International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington DC 20024 202.393.7798

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."
15 October, 4:30 - 6 pm: Lessons Learned: The Inter-Korean Dialogue and Path Forward with Gen. Kim Dong-shin, South Korea Minister of National Defense (ret.)
16 October, 4:30 - 6 pm: US-NK Relations: The Post-Hanoi Summit with a senior policy panel, to include:

  • Gen. Kim Dong-shin, former ROK Minister of National Defense
  • Gen. John Tilelli, Jr, former Commander in Chief, United Nations Command, ROK
  • Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and holder of the Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Mr. Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia, The Heritage Foundation
  • Prof. John Sano, IWP Professor, and former Deputy Director, CIA's National Clandestine Service

* 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.
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. Parking.
More information is here.
RSVP here.

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

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 6:30pm – Washington, DC – Life Undercover: An Evening with Amaryllis Fox – at the International Spy Museum

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.
Event location: The International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington DC 20024 202.393.7798

Sunday/Monday, 20-21 October 2019 – Washington, DC – North American Society for Intelligence History Inaugural Conference – at the International Spy Museum

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.
Event location: The International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington DC 20024 202.393.7798

Friday, 25 October 2019, 6:30pm – Virginia Hall: A Woman of No Importance? – at the International Spy Museum

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.
Event location: The International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington DC 20024 202.393.7798

Tuesday, 31 October 2019, 1-4pm – Washington, DC – Meet an F-4 Pilot: Mark Hewitt – at the International Spy Museum

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 Review Board.
Book Description: When a stolen CIA file is released to the public, America learns that their President is not the man he claims to be. Three years after being chased from office, the former president discovers the identity of the man who released his secret file. The ex-President begins to exact revenge while plotting his return to power. A fatwa makes CIA pilot Duncan Hunter the most wanted man in America. Then an airliner disappears over the Pacific Ocean. The new President gives the CIA two time-sensitive missions: find and eliminate his traitorous predecessor, and stop a self-radicalized computer scientist before another airliner goes missing. Duncan Hunter is in the race of his life to stop a jumbo jet from crashing. The CIA believes they have finally located the former president. All roads lead to Dubai where a showdown between good and evil begins on the top floor of the world's tallest building. Event is free. No registration required.
Event location: The International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington DC 20024 202.393.7798

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.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 1 - 5:30 p.m. reception to follow - Boston, MA - "Using Rapid DNA to Advance Justice" - conference at Boston University

This Boston University Event is sponsored by The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, the BU Police Department & the Metropolitan College of Applied Social Sciences

DNA has been used for criminal justice purposes since the 1980s but current DNA methods are slow and some labs are backlogged by years. The recent development of Rapid DNA has reduced processing time from months to minutes, increasing expediency and accuracy. Leam more about this cutting edge technology with transformational global implications.

Speakers include:
Ed Davis, Former Boston Police Commissioner,
John Boyd, Office of Biometric Identity Management, Department of Homeland Security,
Richard Seiden, M.D., Ph.D., Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, ANDE Corp.

A panel of subject matter experts including:
Prof. Robin Cotton, Ph.D., Director, Biomedical Forensic Science, BU School of Medicine.

The conference chair is Prof. John Woodward, J.D., Pardee School.

Event Location: Barrister's Hall, BU School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA

There is no conference fee but you must RSVP to: Ms. Madison Sargeant msrgnt@bu.edu

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,

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Order the Guide from the AFIO's store at this link.

The Guide is also available directly from Amazon at this link.

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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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