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In this provocative book about our new tech-based reality, political insider and tech expert Alexis Wichowski considers the unchecked rise of tech giants like Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and Tesla—what she calls "net states"— and their unavoidable influence in our lives. Rivaling nation states in power and capital, today's net states are reaching into our physical world, inserting digital services into our lived environments in ways both unseen and, at times, unknown to us. They are transforming the way the world works, putting our rights up for grabs, from personal privacy to national security.
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"Terry Turchie had a tremendously impactful career as an FBI Agent dedicated to combatting hostile intelligence and terrorist operations against the United States. He is easily within the top one percent of Agents most respected by his peers. His continuing passion for the well-being and security of our nation is evident in his latest book In Their Own Words." —Kevin R. Brock, former Assistant Director for Intelligence, FBI, and Principal Deputy Director, National Counterterrorism Center, Retired
"...a chilling account of how our society is swerving far left into a socialist form of Government, where liberty and due process give way to socialist agendas. Corrupting the Department of Justice and the FBI is a step in the process. The authors have done a masterful job of plotting this dangerous course. We stand in the Abyss. —Danny O. Coulson, Deputy Assistant Director, FBI, Retired
The authors present "... a superb case of linking the violent communist/socialist philosophy that people like Bernie Sanders and others are giving legitimacy. I was a Bombing Coordinator in the FBI's Washington, D.C. Field Office when the Weather Underground was tied to the U.S. Capitol bombing. Many Americans compartmentalize these past and present violent acts as singular events – not thinking they are part of a long term strategy driven by a philosophical belief that is evangelized by some Democratic Party politicians and media pushing communism/socialism forward with no end in sight. In Their Own Words shows these violent events are part of a larger movement stemming from the revolutionary violence of the 1960s and 1970s. I saw these same people racing down Pennsylvania Avenue back then, bent on destruction of government buildings. The only thing that stopped them was a line of DC policemen who exhibited remarkable bravery and restraint — the same policemen who some politicians and media personalities now hold up as targets of hate, derision and racism. It wasn't true then—and it's not true now." —Donald E. Stukey, Head of the Soviet Counterintelligence Section, (Decade of the Spy-the 1980's), FBI Senior Executive Service, Retired
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Japan Launches Optical Spy Satellite. Japan launched an optical reconnaissance satellite from the Tanegashima Space Center Sunday aboard an H-2A rocket after a 12-day delay caused by a nitrogen leak.
Japanese crews returned the H-2A rocket to its vertical assembly building at Tanegashima for repairs following the aborted countdown Jan. 27. Officials from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, builder and prime contractor for the H-2A rocket, said the leak detected during the previous countdown was in the system providing conditioned air to the rocket.
The 174-foot-tall (53-meter) H-2A rocket returned to Launch Pad No. 1 at the Yoshinobu launch complex at Tanegashima Saturday in preparation for the mission's second launch attempt.
MHI teams gave approval to load super-cold liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen propellants into the two-stage H-2A rocket in the hours before liftoff. [Read more: Clark/SpaceFlightNow/9February2020]
Swiss Investigate Report That Firm Helped CIA Break Codes. Switzerland said on Tuesday it was probing reports that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and the German BND spy service used a Swiss firm's encryption technology to crack other nations' top-secret messages.
The company, called Crypto AG, sold code-making equipment to Iran, India, Pakistan, Latin American nations and dozens of other countries.
The technology was modified to let the CIA and BND break codes, the Washington Post reported along with German and Swiss broadcasters ZDF and SRF. They described a Cold War-era caper in which American spymasters and counterparts from what was then West Germany from 1970 were responsible for nearly all Crypto AG operations, from hiring and firing to sales tactics.
The reports cite a classified CIA history to underpin the allegations, some of which date back at least to 1992, when one of Crypto's employees was arrested and held in Iran for nine months as a suspected spy. [Read more: Reuters/11February2020 and WashPost]
U.S. Counterintelligence Chief Warns of Broadening Spy Threat. The United States faces espionage threats from a growing range of adversaries that are employing new technologies to undermine the country's interests, according to a new document released Monday by the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC).
Threats from "foreign intelligence entities are becoming more complex, diverse, and harmful to U.S. interests," the National Counterintelligence Strategy for 2020-2022 says. "Foreign threat actors have become more dangerous because, with ready access to advanced technology, they are threatening a broader range of targets at lower risk."
The strategy, which updates a version last released in 2015, lists Russia, China, Cuba, Iran and North Korea as notable state adversaries. It says non-state organizations like Lebanese Hizballah, ISIS and al-Qaeda as well as other criminal and ideologically motivated entities pose "significant threats." [Read more: Gazis/CBSNews/10February2020]
The Air Force Plans on Retiring the Vaunted U-2 Spy Plane Starting in 2025. After nearly 70 years of service, the U.S. Air Force plans to begin divesting its fleet of U-2 Dragon Lady spy planes starting in fiscal year 2025, budget documents show.
According to the service's fiscal year 2021 budget request of $120.2 million for U-2 procurement, the service "will maintain operational capability up to and through FY25" for the high-altitude plane before divesting in the aircraft beginning that year.
"These investments will address reliability, maintainability, supportability, diminishing manufacturing sources/material shortages (DMS/MS), flight test, safety issues, and integration of capability development activities in support of the broader [intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance] portfolio," the budget request says. "This continued investment in the platform ends in FY25, where the U-2 will be divested."
Air Force Magazine notes that, taken along with the Air Force's push to retire older versions of the RQ-4 Global Hawk, the sudden retirement of the U-2 represents a "potentially sweeping drawdown" of the service's high-altitude ISR aircraft and related capabilities. [Read more: Keller/Task&Purpose/11February2020]
U.S. Bans Bulgarian Judge who let Suspected Spy Leave for Russia. The United States imposed a travel ban on Wednesday against a Bulgarian judge accused of having wrongly allowed a former lawmaker suspected of spying for Russia to leave the country.
Judge Andon Mitalov, of Bulgaria's Specialized Criminal Court, permitted former member of parliament Nikolai Malinov to travel to Moscow last year while Malinov was on bail awaiting trial for espionage on behalf of Moscow.
Bulgaria's chief prosecutor accused the judge of violating procedure by allowing the suspect to travel without first consulting prosecutors. [Read more: Reuters/5February2020]
Former South Korea Spy Chief Jailed for Political Meddling. A former South Korean spy chief received a seven-year jail sentence Friday (Feb 7) for using taxpayer money for political meddling in favour of the then conservative government, among other charges.
Won Sei-hoon, 69, who led the National Intelligence Service (NIS) from 2009 to 2013, paid civilians to post favourable online comments about the administration.
Under Won's leadership the agency had "lost the trust of the citizens" and its role to protect national security had also been "seriously damaged", Seoul Central District Court said.
He has lost his civil service status and privileges while behind bars, the court added. [Read more: AFP/7February2020]
The Spy Next Door. Whenever I've imagined meeting a spy, I've never pictured it happening at a Starbucks in North Dallas, or that the spy would be wearing pink pants and carrying a mint green Yeti tumbler with T-R-A-C-Y spelled out in pink letters on the side. But that's my fault. I've watched too many movies, seen too many trench-coated silhouettes in empty parking garages. Anyway, it's the spy's lunch break.
Tracy Walder has met me to talk about her forthcoming memoir, which, in my defense, is titled The Unexpected Spy. She spends much of our interview alternating between telling her story - how she went from a USC sorority house to teaching at Hockaday, by way of the CIA and FBI - and apologizing for it. Instead of periods and paragraph breaks, she punctuates her thoughts by asking if she is rambling on for too long or if she is boring me, protesting that she is not very good at talking about herself. Her writing partner, the novelist Jessica Anya Blau, later confirms this is true.
"I mean, she's obviously brilliant, but she doesn't have a sense of what about her is interesting," Blau says. "So she would say things like, 'Oh, well, and then the bomb went off,' and she would talk about something else. And I'd be like, 'Wait, hold on: what do you mean "the bomb went off"?' She doesn't have a sense of her own drama."
Blau helped guide Walder through that drama - or, more accurately, to that drama - for The Unexpected Spy, which St. Martin's Press will publish at month's end. [Read more: Crain/DMagazine/February2020]
Orlando Science Center Cracks Open ‘Top Secret' Spy Exhibit. Hidden cameras, encrypted codes and assorted bits of espionage are incorporated into the fun of "Top Secret: License to Spy," a traveling exhibit now in place at Orlando Science Center.
The storyline behind the displays is based on the theft of a powerful computer chip, and visitors are challenged to figure out who swiped it and why. This is accomplished through interconnected tasks and brain teasers. Information learned at one station can lead to uncovering more information at another one.
"It actually requires some thought," said Spencer Jones, part of the science center's visitor-experience team. "It's not just for kids where you can walk in and it's super-easy and you're done. It's designed that it can be solved by a 7-, 8-year old, but adults somehow just have tons of fun." [Read more: Bevil/OrlandoSentinel/10February2020]
Civil War Spy Aided Hostages After Meeker Tragedy in 1879. In October 1879, when Josephine Meeker and four other hostages were freed by Ute Indians who had captured them after the killing of Nathan Meeker, Josephine welcomed the assistance of a man called Captain Cline.
On the morning of Oct. 23, near the mouth of Whitewater Creek, they were loaded onto a buckboard.
"We left for Uncompahgre in charge of Captain Cline and Mr. Sherman," she recalled. "To these gentlemen we were indebted for a safe and rapid journey to Chief Ouray's house on the Uncompahgre River."
George Sherman was a clerk at the Los Piños Indian Agency near Ouray's home. Milton W. "Captain" Cline, was a former Civil War spy. [Read more: TheDailySentinal/10February2020]
This Virginia Winery was used as a Spy Station in WWII to Intercept Coded Messages about the Nazis. The history lesson you'll hear at Vint Hill Craft Winery sounds more like the start of a spy novel. After all, the glasses at the winery say,"You were never here." So, what secrets does this place hold?
Our story starts in 1942 on a quiet dairy farm in Warrenton, Virginia.
"What Vint Hill used to be is a top-secret signals intelligence base," Jason Hall, executive director of the Cold War Museum, said. "It's one of the four best places in the world to listen to radio signals."
But how that bit of knowledge was discovered is an even better story. [Read more: Geller/WUSA/9February2020]
Today in history February 10, 1962 - U.S.-Soviet Union Exchange Spies. On February 10, 1962, U.S. spy pilot Francis Powers was returned to the United States in exchange for Soviet KGB spy Colonel Rudolf Abel. Abel was caught in the United States five years prior to the exchange. The men were exchanged on opposite sides of the Glienicker Bridge. As the pair of spies waited, tense negotiations took place in the center of the bridge that divided East from West. At 8:52 a.m., Powers and Abel were allowed to cross their borders into freedom. The incident is the subject of the 2015 movie Bridge of Spies. [NewsMirror/10February2020]
Secret Snaps of Israeli Spy Finally 'Emerge From the Shadows'. Sara Eyal dedicated her entire life to taking classified photos for Israel's intelligence agencies, which nobody besides the operatives in archive rooms has ever seen. Now, years after Eyal's death, dozens of never-before-seen photographs from her personal collection are set to go on display in a special exhibition in Jerusalem.
The exhibition, titled "Emerging from the shadows," will showcase the images that captured the landscapes and people of Israel back when the country was only in its infancy, in the 1950s and 60s.
The photographs, stored for many years in boxes at the woman's family home in Tel Aviv, have a hint of her unique clandestine style - which made her such a successful espionage photographer- despite being taken for personal collection. [Read more: Karra/YNet/8February2020]
How US-UK intelligence Sharing Works - and Why Huawei 5G Decision Puts it at Risk. The UK's decision to allow Huawei to build part of its 5G network despite US opposition threatens to undermine one of the world's longest standing and most important intelligence partnerships.
There is no closer intelligence relationship between two countries than that between the UK and the US. Forged during the second world war, it developed through a series of memorandums of understanding between 1946 and 1948 to form the UKUSA agreement. Since then, a huge volume of intelligence has been shared between the two countries.
The Huawei case is unusual in that the UK and US have disagreed publicly, whereas disputes on intelligence issues usually play out behind the scenes. It's also the result of a deliberate policy choice by the UK. And it concerns communications technology - usually an area of close alignment. [Read more: TheConversation/5February2020]
The Blessings of Secrecy. In February 1996, Director of Central Intelligence John Deutch gave an unclassified worldwide threat briefing to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Although intelligence leaders had occasionally provided similar overviews in the past, Deutch's briefing set the pattern for what would become an annual event. Over the last quarter century, we have become accustomed to this tour d'horizon - a ritualized glimpse into the issues that keep analysts up at night.
Some intelligence officials apparently want to end the ritual. Last month Politico reported that officials within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence are pushing to remove the public portion of the briefing, perhaps in an attempt to avoid a public confrontation with President Donald Trump. Last year, their open testimony contradicted Trump's statements on Russia, Iran, North Korea, and the self-proclaimed Islamic State. The next day he tweeted, "Perhaps intelligence should go to school!" Intelligence officials may fear that another dust-up with the White House will make it difficult to have any useful influence on the policy process. [Read more: Rovner/WarOnTheRocks/11February2020]
I am a researcher from Chicago and am looking to interview any
CIA, DIA or State Dept officials who may have worked at the
Lebanon Desk at Langley or in Beirut during the period of
1978-1990. I am interested in the relationship that existed
between some in CIA and members of Fatah's inner circle, namely
Ali Hassan Salameh. Additionally, I am interested in discussing in
some detail the work of Mustafa Zein as hostage negotiator for CIA
and the NSC.
My name is Dr. Carlos. I'm a forensic psychology professor and
iHeart radio host. I am seeking any intelligence officers who
might be interested in speaking to my class about cybercrime? My
class is an undergraduate class.
If you know outstanding teachers in the field of intelligence, please nominate them as explained below, before the 1 April 2020 deadline.
The IAFIE (International Association for Intelligence Education)
recognizes individuals who have excelled in intelligence
instruction, which includes both academic and professional
training instruction. The IAFIE Instructor of the Year Award is
presented at the IAFIE Annual Conference being held in 2020 in
London. The award recipient is invited to attend the event as a
guest, and is provided with partial compensation for travel
expenses, plus conference fees and a commemorative award.
Gerard Patrick Burke, 89, a Senior NSA and PFIAB Official, died 9 February 2020 in Cambridge MD.
John C. Davis Sr, 80, a Senior NSA Officer and PCCIP Commissioner, died 1 February 2020 in Ellicott City, MD
A former accountant, Hoare gained fame - and inspired a movie - for leading mercenaries in 1964-5 during the Congo Crisis and later organizing a failed coup in the Seychelles.
Chris Hoare, his son and biographer, told CNN: "He lived to be 100 even though he embraced the philosophy that you can get more out of life by living dangerously - which makes his hundred all the more extraordinary." [Read more: Sullivan/CNN/3February2020]
instructors at the University of Texas at El Paso (US)
James Madison University (JMU) located in Harrisonburg, VA, seeks
applicants for two faculty positions in its Bachelor's Degree
Program in Intelligence Analysis (IA). The appointments will be at
the Assistant or Associate Professor level and will reside within
the larger School of Integrated Sciences. The IA program offers a
multidisciplinary undergraduate degree with an emphasis on
methodology and technology to prepare students to become analysts,
with a specialization in intelligence analysis. Its graduates have
been successful in securing positions as analysts in both the
public and private sectors, to include the Intelligence Community,
military and law enforcement organizations, defense contractors,
and major consulting firms. The program emphasizes methodology and
synthesizes critical and creative thinking methods with
technological tools for data collection, visualization, and
analysis with situational knowledge of a problem's political,
economic, social, and technological context with strong
communicative and professional skills to support decision-making.
More information or applications may be found here.
Available with Thomson Reuters
Work type: Full Time Permanent - Faculty; Location: Charleston,
SC; Categories: Humanities; Payscale: Unclassified.
Job Responsibilities: The Citadel's School of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for two(2) tenure-track position in all areas of intelligence studies at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor beginning in August 2020. The Department is particularly interested in individuals with experience in intelligence and big data analytics, homeland/national security, Eastern European/former Soviet area studies, applied intelligence community (IC) research, and military intelligence matters. The incumbent will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level using both traditional and online delivery methods. This is a full-time teaching, research and service position. Faculty within the School typically teach a 4+4 course load with appropriate research and service expectations.
Minimum Requirements: Applicants must have an earned doctorate from an accredited university in an area associated with intelligence studies. The ability to use or the motivation to learn technologies relevant to online teaching is required. All candidates should also be able to show effective past teaching experience, demonstrated research potential, and appropriate service activities. Advanced ABD candidates will be considered. There is also a potential for teaching additional summer courses. Salary will be competitive, and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications: Relevant experience in the US intelligence community, the military, or other organizational contexts is preferred, but not required. Online teaching experience is preferred, but not required.
Additional Comments: Ranked as the #1 Public School in the South for nine years in a row by U.S. News and World Report, The Citadel offers a unique academic environment. The incumbent will teach members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets (SCCC) in the classroom as well as non-cadet graduate and undergraduate students in an online venue. Regardless of the teaching milieu, Citadel faculty commit themselves to preparing the next generation of principled leaders for the military, private, and government sectors. Approximately 30% of every graduating SCCC class is commissioned into the U.S. military; the remainder seek job opportunities in the public and private arenas. Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The position is expected to begin in August of 2020.
The Citadel is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual, or group of individuals, on the basis of age, color, race, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, pregnancy, national origin, genetic information or veteran's status in its employment practices.The Citadel has a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment. We encourage applications from minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Interested applicants should apply now for Job No: 495785. To apply utilize the official online application and upload supporting documents to include: 1 Letter of interest addressing the qualifications listed above; 2 A curriculum vita; 3 Evidence of teaching effectiveness; In addition, please provide three professional references that can be contacted.
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The speaker at this AFIO New Mexico Chapter event will be Robert
Hull discussing "The Internet Research Agency,
Trolling, and the Rapid Rise of Russian Interference – What's Real
and What Isn't."
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.
Friday, 28 February 2020, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Tysons, VA - First AFIO luncheon of 2020 features James Olson, author of To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence; and political scientist Seth G. Jones, author of A Covert Action: Reagan, the CIA, and the Cold War Struggle in Poland.
James Olson's presentation starts at 1 p.m.: Olson served for over thirty years in the Directorate of Operations of the CIA, mostly overseas in clandestine operations. In addition to several foreign assignments, he was chief of counterintelligence at CIA headquarters in Langley, VA. Currently, he is a Professor of the Practice at the Bush School of Government and Public Service of Texas A& M University.
At this event Professor Olson will be discussing his March 2019 book, To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence which suggests that the US is losing the counterintelligence war. Foreign intelligence services, particularly those of China, Russia, and Cuba, are recruiting spies in our midst and stealing our secrets and cutting-edge technologies. He provides a guide for how our country can do a better job of protecting its national security and trade secrets. He will review the principles and methods of counterintelligence, including the running of double-agent operations and surveillance. He also addresses why people spy against their country, the tradecraft of counterintelligence, and where counterintelligence breaks down or succeeds.
The morning speaker, Dr. Seth G. Jones, will begin 11 a.m. Dr. Jones director of the Transnational Threats Project, and is a senior adviser to the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He teaches at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Prior to joining CSIS, Dr. Jones was the director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation and was Adjunct Professor, Security Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, where he taught classes on "Counterinsurgency" and "Stability Operations." He also served as representative for the commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, to the assistant secretary of defense for special operations.
He will discuss counterinsurgency and counterterrorism, with a particular focus on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and al Qa'ida.
Registration has opened and may be completed quickly here.
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons Corner, VA 22182 Phone: (703) 893-2100. Directions at this link. Easy access from two nearby SilverLine Metro stations. Generous free parking at hotel.
The AFIO Los Angeles Chapter holds its annual business meeting. Agenda Items are • Election of Chapter Officers; • Membership Growth; • 2020 Speakers. Members are asked to add any topics to the agenda when they RSVP.
2019 ended with a shooting at a kosher grocery store in New
Jersey, a stabbing at a rabbi's home during a Hanukkah celebration
in New York, and another shooting at a church in Texas. What can
we do to prevent, mitigate, and respond to violent incidents?
Timing: No-host cocktails at 11:30, luncheon meeting and
presentation begins at noon.
RSVP now at Eventbrite.
Synopsis: Amb. Mary Ann Casey will share some of the challenges she encountered during her tenure in oil-and-gas-rich Algeria, where she served as ambassador at a time of major conflict between the Algerian security services and that country's home-grown Islamic fundamentalist movement. Close collaboration with the US national security community was central to the success of the Embassy's efforts to ensure the safety of American personnel, while pursuing the US foreign policy agenda in Algeria. Ambassador Casey's talk will provide an insider's account of how events unfolded.
AFIO's Indiana/Illinois Chapter hosts Terry Donat, M.D. speaking on "Pandemics and National Security."
Event includes cocktails and dinner.
HOLD THE DATE: The morning speaker will be David Ignatius, author of the upcoming intelligence novel, The Paladin: A Spy Novel [WW Norton, May 2020]. Ignatius is a Washington Post columnist and has been covering the Middle East and CIA for nearly three decades.
Of Ignatius' forthcoming novel, reviewers wrote: "For me nothing is more intriguing than life inside our intelligence agencies. David Ignatius uses his decades' worth of reporting experience to take us there in this fast-moving, jaw-dropping drama that reads like it was ripped from the headlines. I recommend you grab a copy and hold on tight for the entire thrilling ride." — Brian Kilmeade, Fox News.
The afternoon program features Stephen Vogel, author of Betrayal in Berlin: The True Story of the Cold War's Most Audacious Espionage Operation [Custom House, Sept 2019]. Vogel is a Washington Post reporter who covers the federal government. He was based overseas from 1989 through 1994 where he covered the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first Gulf War, and subsequently reported on military operations in Somalia, Rwanda, the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Of Betrayal in Berlin, Former CIA Officer Sandy Grimes wrote: "The best spy book I have ever read...Steve Vogel is a talented and gifted writer who brings the personalities and idiosyncrasies of every participant in this operation to life. His research is vast, varied, and full of detail. It is truly one of those rare books you can't put down."
Registration will open in April and link will be here.
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons Corner, VA 22182 Phone: (703) 893-2100. Directions at this link.
Is the Muslim Brotherhood Still a Threat Today? Cynthia
Farahat is an Egyptian author, columnist, political
analyst, and writer. She co-founded the Misr El-Umm (2003-06) and
Liberal Egyptian (2006-08) parties, which stood for peace with
Israel, capitalism, and the abolition of theocracy. She
co-authored several books in Arabic, writing on blasphemy laws,
the Muslim Brotherhood, and terrorism.
LAST CHANCE - Register by 13 February to attend...Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 10 am - 1 pm - Annapolis Junction, MD - NCMF 2020 Winter Cryptologic Program Featuring Ms. Jonna Mendez, CIA Disguise Expert
The NCMF's 2020 Winter Cryptologic Program will
feature CIA Officer (Ret) Author/Chief of Disguise, Ms.
The National Capital Region Chapter-sponsored NIP "Third Thursday" 2020 No-Host Social features Ms. Terry Roberts, Former Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence and Founder/President/CEO White Hawk CEC, Inc. discussing "Cyber Security."
Various links below provide a view of the extensive program of
the Intelligence Studies Section being held as part of
ISA2020...the International Studies Association (ISA) conference
in Honolulu, Hawaii on 25-28 March. The Intelligence Studies
Section is one of thirty thematic sections that make up the ISA,
has approximately 400 members, and has been sponsoring research
about intelligence as a function of government since the
mid-1980s. This Intelligence Studies Section content (4 straight
days, 30 panels and roundtables) is one (highly impressive) small
part of ISA's much larger conference.
US Geospatial-Intelligence Foundation's GEOINT 2020 Symposium
has the theme, "New Decade, New Challenges, New Strategies."
The 2020 Annual Conference of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) will be held in London from June 25 to 27. The conference is being held jointly by IAFIE and the IAFIE Europe Chapter (IAFIE EC). This will be the 5th Annual Conference of IAFIE EC. The submission date for abstract proposals is January 27, 2020. Proposals for papers, panels, posters and interactive workshops are being accepted. The topics/themes for the conference are Intelligence Analysis, Intelligence Domains, Management of Intelligence Community, and Intelligence Education and Research. Notification of acceptance will be in mid-February, and papers, posters, presentations and workshop materials will be due on April 20, 2020. Authors of recent books, monographs and reports in line with these topics/themes are also invited to submit proposals to participate in Author Roundtables. More information here.
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