AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #18-20 dated 5 May 2020

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Research Requests, Obituaries, Jobs

Research Requests

Obituaries

Jobs

Section V - Events

Upcoming AFIO Events

Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others

7 May 2020, Spies & Spymasters Virtual Happy Hour, 5:30 pm
8 May 2020, Spy Skills: Tradecraft Try-Its, noon
8 May 2020, The Covert Couch Challenge, 5 - 6 pm
13 May 2020, Mind Games: Intelligence Analysis, 1 pm
13 May 2020, Virtual Spy Trivia, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
14 May 2020, The U-2 Spy Plane Shootdown with Francis Gary Powers, Jr., noon
14 May 2020, Spies & Spymasters Virtual Happy Hour, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
15 May 2020, Spy's Eye View with Jonna Mendez, noon
15 May 2020, The Covert Couch Challenge, 5 - 6 pm
20 May 2020, Mind Games: Intelligence Analysis, 1 pm
20 May 2020, Virtual Spy Trivia, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
21 May 2020, Virtual Spy Chat with Chris Costa, noon
21 May 2020, Spies & Spymasters Virtual Happy Hour, 5:30 pm
22 May 2020, Spy Skills: Tradecraft Try-Its, noon
22 May 2020, The Covert Couch Challenge, 5 - 6 pm
27 May 2020, Mind Games: Intelligence Analysis, 1 pm
27 May 2020, Virtual Spy Trivia, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
29 May 2020, The Covert Couch Challenge, 5 - 6 pm
27 July 2020, Spy Camp 2020: Session 1, 9 am - 3 pm
3 August 2020, Spy Camp 2020: Session 2, 9 am - 3 pm
7 November 2020, 14th Annual Parade of Trabants, 10 am - 4 pm
14 November 2020, Operation Secret Sleepover, 7 pm - 9:30 am

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Guide to the Study of Intelligence and When Intelligence Made a Difference

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However, it is available in digital form in its entirety on the AFIO website here.

Also available on the website here are the individual articles of AFIO's history project "When Intelligence Made a Difference" that have been published to date in The Intelligencer journal. More articles will be forthcoming in future editions.



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Episode 221 — COVID-19 Questions Linger. Former CIA covert operative Robert Baer says U.S. intelligence still doesn't know exactly where the COVID 19 virus came from. Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, a scholar and epidemiologist from John's Hopkins University says considering the dangerous nature of the virus, opening the country up to general activity too soon, could be a big mistake.

Leaks, Lags and Lies. Journalism has found itself at the crossroads of duty and the lure of celebrity. Celebrity is not a dirty word. It's a necessary element of our society. Those blessed with it often use the attendant power and resources to champion the causes of the disadvantaged.

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Special Items for our members:

Call for Papers: The University of Texas at Austin Announces the 2020 "Bobby R. Inman Award" for Student Scholarship on Intelligence


Austin, Texas – The Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the sixth annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security.  The winner of the "Inman Award" will receive a cash prize of $5,000, with two semifinalists each receiving a cash prize of $2,500.  This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2019-20 academic year.  The deadline for submitting papers is June 30, 2020. 
 
The Intelligence Studies Project was established at The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 as a joint venture of the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Clements Center for National Security with the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The Project's mission is to improve understanding of intelligence activities and institutions through research, courses, and public events bringing intelligence practitioners together with scholars, students, and the public.
 
The Bobby R. Inman Award recognizes more than six decades of distinguished public service by Bobby R. Inman, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.).  Admiral Inman served in multiple leadership positions in the U.S. military, intelligence community, private industry, and at The University of Texas.  His previous intelligence posts include Director of Naval Intelligence, Vice-Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Director of the National Security Agency, and Deputy Director of Central Intelligence.  He continues to serve as a teacher, advisor, and mentor to students, faculty members, and current government officials while occupying the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.  His areas of teaching and research are focused on political, economic, and military activities, policy processes and institutions, international affairs and diplomacy, and intelligence and national security. 
 
Additional information about the Inman Award, including submission requirements and previous winners, is available at www.intelligencestudies.utexas.edu/inman-award

From Smolensk Crash News we learned of the 10 Apr 2020 release of the following book:

An Accident...or a Natural Putin Accident?

"Crash or Crime: Investigations into the Polish Presidential Plane Crash of 2010"
by Valeria Gertz

"Crash or Crime?" is based on true events of 2010, when a Polish presidential plane crashed in Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people onboard, including the Polish president. At the time of these events, Valeria Gertz worked as a Canadian correspondent for a Polish TV station, covering the events from the North American perspective. She spent the next 10 years thoroughly researching the tragedy and subsequent events. Gertz lays out her findings in "Crash or Crime?" in a coherent and suspenseful narrative, which reads more like a mystery novel than a non-fiction book.    
Throughout the book it becomes clear that the official version of the crash published by a Russian commission is entirely untrue. However, in the world of fake news and disinformation wars, this version is still widely maintained by mainstream media. Published exactly 10 years after the tragedy, Gertz's book provides a new, well-researched narrative with respect to this still unsolved mystery of the death of the Polish president and top dignitaries – a tragedy which forever changed the geopolitical situation in Europe.

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As a special gift to AFIO members/subscribers, the author, the publisher, and the Smolensk Crash News arranged for the full text of the book as a pdf to be available to you at this link. We thank them.


U.S. Strategy for the Growing China Threat

Dr. John Lenczowski, Founder and President of IWP, addresses the Chinese threat to the U.S. and what must be done to develop a comprehensive integrated strategy. A transcript of the event is here.


Germs: The Seventh Domain of Warfare

The 147th Annual Meeting took place on 30 April 2020. Due to the severity of COVID-19 and the CDC mandates, we hosted our Annual Meeting virtually. ADM James G. Foggo III, USN, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, and Commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples was the keynote speaker. He was joined by FLTCM Derrick "Wally" Walters, USN, Fleet Master Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, and Fleet Master Chief, Allied Joint Force Command Naples. They discussed great power competition, the new warfare domain, and sailor resiliency during these tough times.

The prerecorded webcast is at www.usni.org/annualmeeting.


Why Don't We Have Vaccines Against Everything?

Money is just the obvious obstacle. A few diseases, like H.I.V., so far have outwitted both the immune system and scientists.

Vaccines are among the most ingenious of inventions, and among the most maddening. Some global killers, like smallpox and polio, have been totally or nearly eradicated by products made with methods dating back to Louis Pasteur. Others, like malaria and H.I.V., utterly frustrate scientists to this day, despite astonishing new weapons like gene-editing. We have a vaccine for Ebola that protects nearly 100 percent of its recipients, but we are lucky to get a routine flu shot that works half that well. We have children's vaccines against measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, chickenpox, polio, hepatitis A and B, rotavirus, pneumococcus, haemophilus influenzae and meningococcal disease. They have changed our expectations of mortality — and of parenthood. In 17th century England, one-third of all children died before age 15. Today, thanks largely to those vaccines, less than 1 percent of English children do. This 2018 article by onald G. McNeil Jr. in NYTimes continues here.


From Intelligencer Senior Editor Peter Oleson:
Spies, especially "heroic" spies, have long been a major theme in Russian literature. Now Professor Kovacevic of the University of San Francisco has compiled a bibliography of Russian language books on intelligence and state security. For Russian speaking scholars this is a valuable reference. The Bibliography has been made available under the kind auspices of sister association, IAFIE (International Association for Intelligence Education) and is available on their IAFIE-Europe website here.


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Newly Released and Forthcoming Books of the Week

The Spymasters: How the CIA's Directors Shape History and the Future
by Chris Whipple
(Scribner, Apr 2020)

A look at what it's like to run the world's most powerful intelligence agency—the CIA—as well as a sobering glimpse at the espionage and surveillance challenges of the future.

Only fourteen men and one woman are alive today who have made the life-and-death decisions that come with running the Agency. Former 60 Minutes producer Whipple tells the story of an agency that answers to the US president alone, but whose activities—since its inception in 1947—has been a powerful player on the world stage, operating in the shadows to protect American interests. Features interviews with nearly every living CIA director, showing how the CIA partners—or clashes—with counterparts in Britain, France, Germany, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Russia. From the influence of the White House on intelligence activity to simmering problems in the Middle East and Asia to rogue nuclear threats and cyberwarfare.

He compares Richard Nixon's attempts to obstruct the Watergate inquiry by claiming it was a covert CIA operation to Donald Trump's conflicts with intelligence agencies; describes the different managerial styles of directors he's interviewed, including George Tenet and Leon Panetta; and details notable CIA operations from the 1960s through today. Though unsparing in his appraisal of intelligence community failures, such as not anticipating the fall of the Shah in Iran and allowing Aldrich Ames to funnel secrets to the Soviet Union, Whipple disputes the "notion that the CIA has bungled its way through the last fifty years."

Book may be ordered here.


Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare
by Thomas Rid
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Apr 2020)

We live in the age of disinformation—of organized deception. Spy agencies pour vast resources into hacking, leaking, and forging data, often with the goal of weakening the very foundation of liberal democracy: trust in facts. Thomas Rid, an expert on technology and national security, sounded the alarm before the 2016 election, warning that Russian military intelligence was "carefully planning and timing a high-stakes political campaign" to disrupt the US election process. But as crafty as such so-called active measures have become, they are not new.

The story of modern disinformation begins with the clash between communism and capitalism after the Russian Revolution, which would come to define the Cold War. Rid examines intelligence and security secrets from materials released from several nations, and from interviews with current and former operatives. He describes the colorful history of professional, organized lying, revealing some of the century's most significant operations—many of them hard to believe. A White Russian ploy backfires and brings down a New York police commissioner; a KGB-engineered, anti-Semitic hate campaign creeps back across the Berlin Wall; the CIA backs a fake publishing empire, run by a former Wehrmacht U-boat commander that produces Germany's best jazz magazine. Rid tracks the rise of leaking, and shows how spies began to exploit emerging internet culture many years before WikiLeaks. Finally, he sheds new light on the 2016 election, especially the role of the infamous "troll farm" in St. Petersburg as well as a much more harmful attack that unfolded in the shadows.

Book may be ordered here.


Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Five Eyes Network Contradicts Theory Covid-19 Leaked From Lab. There is no current evidence to suggest that coronavirus leaked from a Chinese research laboratory, intelligence sources have told the Guardian, contradicting recent White House claims that there is growing proof this is how the pandemic began.

The sources also insisted that a "15-page dossier" highlighted by the Australian Daily Telegraph which accused China of a deadly cover up was not culled from intelligence from the Five Eyes network, an alliance between the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

British and other Five Eyes agencies do believe that Beijing has not necessarily been open about how coronavirus initially spread in Wuhan at the turn of the year. But they are nervous about getting involved in an escalating international situation. [Read more: Sabbagh/TheGuardian/4May2020]

Coronavirus: Cyber-Spies Seek Coronavirus Vaccine Secrets. The US has seen foreign spy agencies carry out reconnaissance of research into a coronavirus vaccine, a senior US intelligence official has told the BBC.

Bill Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said the US government had warned medical research organisations of the risks.

But he would not say whether there had been confirmed cases of stolen data.

UK security sources says they have also seen similar activity. [Read more: Corera/BBCNews/1May2020]

NRO, SPACECOM Craft CONOPS For War In Space. For the first time, Space Command is working with the operator and builder of America's spy satellites, the NRO, to develop a shared "playbook" of pre-agreed actions to defend military and spy satellites during a conflict, SPACECOM and NRO officials say. The ‘playbook' is a central part of a new joint concept of operations (CONOP) being hammered out by the two sides.

While the ‘playbook' forms a baseline for planning, specific operations naturally would be dependent on the scenario unfolding in a battle - and the details of course are classified.

"The operational portion of the Concept of Operations, or CONOPS, is a joint effort between the NRO and U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM) to strengthen and synchronize our defensive operations," Maj. Gen. Michael Guetlein, the National Reconnaissance Office's deputy director, told Breaking Defense in an email.

Further, he added, "specific actions may come from any domain." [Read more: Kitchens/BreakingDefense/4May2020]

Al-Shabaab Executes "CIA Informant" as Somalia Army Repulses Raid at Military Base. A man believed to be spying for the US military was on Sunday publicly executed by Al-Shabaab militants, details have emerged, in an incident which comes amid increased airstrikes against the militants in the southern part of the country.

Yasin Mohamed Omar was killed by the militants in Middle Shebelle, a region under the control of the Al-Qaida linked group, and was not given a chance to defend himself against the accusations, reports indicate.

Usually, Al-Shabaab courts do not give victims chances to defend themselves and use forced confessions as a methodology to accomplish convictions in their quest to safeguard their interests, which include sustained attacks against military and government officials.

Sources privy to the heinous incident claim the victim was linked to the US spy agency CIA, which plays an indispensable role in tracking, locating and unleashing against the militants, in close cooperation with the military. [Read more: GaroweOnline/4May2020]

Colombia's Military Chief Vows to Root Out Army Officials Linked to Spy Scandal. The chief of Colombia's armed forces vowed on Sunday to get to the bottom of an ongoing scandal over spying on journalists, politicians and judges by what he described as rogue elements within the country's army.

In an interview with Reuters, General Luis Fernando Navarro said he was committed to finding and punishing those responsible for any hacking, which came to light in a January report by magazine Semana.

The defense ministry on Friday announced the ouster of 11 unnamed military officials and the resignation of a general related to the scandal.

There have been repeated hacking scandals involving the Colombian military in recent years, including accusations negotiators at peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels were spied on. [Read more: Acosta/Reuters/3May2020]

In an Historic Move, Germany Bans All Hezbollah Activities. Germany designated the Lebanese militant and political group Hezbollah a "Shiite terror organization." This will ban all of Hezbollah's activities in Germany where about 1,000 Hezbollah members and supporters are located. The ban will also impact the terror group's transnational ability to raise and launder money for its operations.

"As the authority responsible for issuing the ban, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building, and Community is of the opinion that Hezbollah openly calls for the violent elimination of the State of Israel and questions the right of the State of Israel to exist," the German government released in a statement.

"The organization is therefore fundamentally against the concept of international understanding, regardless of whether it presents itself as a political, social or military structure," it added.

Horst Seehofer, the German Interior Minister, said the decision was made after assessing that the Shia group was behind "a multitude of attacks resulting in hundreds of deaths and injuries worldwide." [Read more: Balestrieri/SOFREP/3May2020]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Hitler's Man In Turkey: The Unbelievable Story of a Nazi Spy Inside the British Embassy. On the evening of October 29, 1943, a middle-aged man, innocuous in appearance but for his deep-set, penetrating eyes, appeared at the German embassy in the Turkish capital of Ankara. The facility's intelligence officer, Ludwig Moyzisch, who at first was unimpressed by his after hours caller, received him. Conversing in their common language of French, the Austrian intelligence operative and his shadowy Turkish visitor became more intense as they continued to speak.

The visitor claimed to be the British ambassador's valet, and he further claimed to be willing to provide the Germans with invaluable diplomatic and military information... for a price. Although the only name the Turk would give was "Pierre," his actual name was Elyesa Bazna. He was indeed what he claimed to be, and had access to the most sensitive documents in the Middle East. He and Moyzisch arranged to meet again the following evening in a tool shed behind the embassy. If the Germans were receptive to his material, Bazna would provide two rolls of film he had used to photograph a stack of papers his careless employers had left unattended.

These first two rolls would cost the Axis representatives 20,000 British pounds. [Read more: Bell/TheNationalInterest/3May2020]

The Moray Boy Who Grew Up To Become a Cold War Spy.
To watch Iain Craigie tend his vegetable patch is to see a perfectly ordinary grandfather at home in rural Aberdeenshire.

You would perhaps say a quick hello were you to spot the 81-year-old, as he enjoyed a fly cup before returning to digging.

It's an unassuming sort of life, a retirement well deserved after decades of adventure.

But despite the passing years, Iain rarely discusses his extraordinary journey - perhaps because secrecy is ingrained. [Read more: House/ThePressandJournal/3May3030]

The Strange Saga of Scotland, Spies and Special Forces. One of the many stories to fly under the radar thanks to coronavirus was the appointment of a Scot as director general of MI5.

Ken McCallum took over the Security Service just a few weeks ago - only the second time a Scot has led the UK's domestic spying organisation. The last Scottish MI5 chief was Sir David Petrie, director general during the Second World War.

They are two very different men - reflecting the changing nature of our spying services. Petrie was born in Inveravon, Banffshire in 1879, and studied at Aberdeen University. Friends described him as a "rugged and kindly Scot... with immense physical and moral strength". [Read more: Mackay/TheHerald/3May2020]

AFCEA International Reveals Its Spring Awards Winners. Through its awards program, AFCEA International recognizes exemplary service to the government, military and industry clients and partners.

Among the winners of the top awards for 2020 are: [Read more: AFCEA/1May2020]

Powers Down: The 60th Anniversary Of The U-2 Spy Plane Incident. Sixty years ago, Soviet Air Defense Forces shot down a U.S. spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers as he was on a photographic-reconnaissance mission deep inside the U.S.S.R.

The single-seat U-2 aircraft was hit by a surface-to-air missile on May 1, 1960, and crashed near what is today Yekaterinburg. Powers parachuted to safety but was captured and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The incident caused an international furor and Powers was later exchanged for Soviet spy Rudolf Abel in 1962. It was the last time the United States used a U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union as satellites performed the same function after 1961. [Read more: RadioFreeEurope/1May2020]


Section III - COMMENTARY

The Political Dimension of Russia's Spy Games in Ukraine. Since the beginning of the undeclared Russian-Ukrainian war in early 2014, the secret services of both countries have been key players in the conflict, particularly due to its "hybrid" nature. Covert operations, sabotage and espionage naturally all increased significantly compared to the pre-war years. Russian agents carried out numerous assassinations of Ukrainian officers, not only near the frontlines but also away from the combat zone—such as the car bomb killings, in 2017, of Colonel Oleksandr Kharaberyush, a counter-intelligence officer of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU), in Mariupol (Ssu.gov.ua, March 31, 2017), and Colonel Maksym Shapoval, a commander of an elite special forces unit, in Kyiv (Radio Liberty, April 27, 2017). Moreover, in between these two murders, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov held a press briefing in response to an explosions at a military ammunition depot in Balakliya, declaring that it was a terrorist attack, planned and executed by Russia (Espreso TV, April 2, 2017). Together, those and other such incidents demonstrated the SSU's clearly inadequate focus on leaks of critical classified information. Since 2014, many SSU officers were fired because of their suspected ties to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). But according to the Ukrainian special service's former deputy head, General Victor Yagun, the SSU never adopted strict-enough security and background-check measures (Nrcu.gov.ua, April 14).

Seemingly confirming Yagun's words, a new scandal came to light in recent weeks. [Read more: Lapaiev/EurasiaDailyMonitor/30April2020]

Why the Best Foreign Spies are Often Home-Grown. Espionage comes in many forms, and with many faces. An old school of thought was to only look at foreign nationals of one country carefully, to the literal discounting of others. Lest we fall into this profiling trap today, let's think this through. As cleared professionals, we want to be alert to any threat, and report it appropriately.

Online espionage by China continues to grab headlines. It is described as widespread, and its nationals all suspect. Perhaps so, but consider: If you were hoping to get intelligence, and your adversary was watching you carefully, would you only rely on fellow countrymen to spy?

As a rule, spy handlers like to recruit those who speak their own language. Language skill continues to be a major barrier, not just for typically poor American linguistic performers, but for other countries as well. Why would China's espionage service not recruit a Taiwanese, when such a person is less likely to be suspected by American agencies than a Chinese national? [Davis/ClearanceJobs/30April2020]


Section IV - Research Requests, Obituaries, Jobs

Research Requests

Call for Papers by the University of Texas at Austin for the 2020 "Bobby R. Inman Award" for Student Scholarship on Intelligence

Austin, Texas – The Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the sixth annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security.  The winner of the "Inman Award" will receive a cash prize of $5,000, with two semifinalists each receiving a cash prize of $2,500.  This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2019-20 academic year.  The deadline for submitting papers is June 30, 2020. 
 
The Intelligence Studies Project was established at The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 as a joint venture of the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Clements Center for National Security with the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The Project's mission is to improve understanding of intelligence activities and institutions through research, courses, and public events bringing intelligence practitioners together with scholars, students, and the public.
 
The Bobby R. Inman Award recognizes more than six decades of distinguished public service by Bobby R. Inman, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.).  Admiral Inman served in multiple leadership positions in the U.S. military, intelligence community, private industry, and at The University of Texas.  His previous intelligence posts include Director of Naval Intelligence, Vice-Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Director of the National Security Agency, and Deputy Director of Central Intelligence.  He continues to serve as a teacher, advisor, and mentor to students, faculty members, and current government officials while occupying the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.  His areas of teaching and research are focused on political, economic, and military activities, policy processes and institutions, international affairs and diplomacy, and intelligence and national security. 
 
Additional information about the Inman Award, including submission requirements and previous winners, is available at www.intelligencestudies.utexas.edu/inman-award

Obituaries

Duane Adams, Mathematician, Computer Scientist, Deputy Director DARPA
Duane A Adams PhD, 81, Mathematician, Computer Scientist, Deputy Director DARPA, died of lymphoma 24 April 2020 in Arlington, VA.
He grew up in Winnett, MT, a town of 180 residents, where he developed his strong work ethic, frugality, and self-reliance. With a ROTC scholarship, he went on to study Mathematics at the University of Montana, then earned his Master's in Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, and was the first student to earn a PhD in the Computer Science program at Stanford University.
Dr. Adams spent 20 years in the Air Force, with assignments at the Air Force Weapons Lab, the Air Force Academy, the Pentagon Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he served as Deputy Director. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
For two decades, while still working in Arlington, he flew every other week to Pittsburgh, where he held several positions at Carnegie Mellon University, including Vice Provost for Research, Associate Department Head of Computer Science, and Associate Director of Research in the Robotics Institute. He held active and senior positions in a number of organizations, including the Defense Technologies Study Team that led to the Strategic Defense Initiative; the White House Science Council Committee on Research in Very High Performing Computing; the National Science Foundation; the Army Science Board; and the National Museum of Mathematics.
He enjoyed the simple things in life: reading the newspaper each morning, cooking with home grown ingredients from his garden, picking strawberries at Butler's Orchard, picnicking before concerts at Wolf Trap, sitting on the front steps with his precious Cosimo, and hosting the annual family Thanksgiving dinner which he cooked entirely on his own. Throughout his life, he wore the same watch, belt and sweater, and jotted down every purchase of gas on a notepad kept in the glove compartment. He was humble, meticulous, industrious, kind, fair, and never met an animal he didn't try to befriend.
He leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Kathleen Adams; a son, a daughter, a brother, and four grandchildren. Duane will be laid to rest in the tiny, rustic family cemetery outside of Winnett, in his beloved Montana.

Ken Brooten, Chief Counsel, House Select Com on Assassinations
Kenneth Edward Brooten Jr., 77, Chief Counsel, House Select Com on Assassinations, of Blue Ridge, GA, died of pancreatic cancer 17 February 2020 in Winston-Salem, NC.
He was born in Kirkland, WA. His relatives emigrated from Lebanon, homesteading in Fourth of July Canyon in northern Idaho. He grew up on the family farm in Cougar Gulch, south of Coeur d'Alene, ID. In 1960, he graduated from IHM Academy. He served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard, receiving an honorable discharge (1968) after eight years in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.
His career with the U.S. Congress began in 1962 with the 87th Congress. From 1962 to 1967 he worked on Capitol Hill serving as special aide, special assistant, and special legislative assistant to several representatives including, U.S. Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez of Texas.
In 1967, he became a hospital administrator for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville, F., while attending the University of Florida where he earned a bachelor's in journalism (1970), and M.A. with highest honors in journalism and international law (1972). In 1972, he briefly attended the University of Idaho's College of Law in Moscow, ID before graduating from the University of Florida's College of Law, earning his JD (1975) and diplomas in international law and trade (1974) from Trinity College, The University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, and the Institute of Legal Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.
He was accepted to the Florida Bar and DC Bar, with practices in Washington DC, Gainesville, FL, and Winter Park, FL. He was among Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in the World (1995-2015) with a Martindale-Hubbell "AV Pre-eminent" national rating since 1984. During his 42-plus years as a national and international trial lawyer, he argued appellate cases before the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits, before the Supreme Court of Florida, and before the First, Fourth, and Fifth District Courts of Appeal of Florida. He tried to verdict of a jury hundreds of cases in state and federal courts.
In 1976, he was appointed to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations where he served as special counsel, acting chief counsel, director, and chief counsel. He was chief legislative counsel for House Resolution 222 which authorized its investigations into the facts and circumstances surrounding the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was sole trial counsel in the U.S. for Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom (1990).
A prolific writer, he penned over 300 articles on legal medicine and international law. He co-wrote the story and teleplay, "Under the Knife," for CBS' Simon & Simon (1987). He authored: "The Grand Jury" (1984), and "Malpractice: A Guide to Avoidance and Treatment" (1987). He was senior medical-legal commentator for Medical News Network (1993-1994).
He semi-retired, enjoying pro-bono work, was a member of AFIO, with his loving wife, Judy. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he was a member of St. Luke's Church (Anglican) in Blue Ridge, GA.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Judy Robinette Brooten, a son, daughter, and other family.

John Chomeau, CIA Soviet Russia Analyst
John B. Chomeau, 85, CIA Soviet Russia Analyst, died 21 April 2020 in Fredericksburg, VA.
John grew up in Kirkwood, MO and found great joy in birding, sailing, scouts and teaching swimming. He attended St. Louis University High School and the University of Notre Dame finishing with a doctorate in Russian studies. He served in the Navy for six years, stationed in Morocco and Norfolk and remained active in the U.S. Naval Reserve finishing as a captain. He completed the U.S. Naval War College and served in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon.
He served in the Central Intelligence Agency as an analyst for 24 years and was a specialist in Soviet/Russian military affairs.
John found great joy in helping others throughout his life and he actively volunteered as a soccer coach and referee, ski patroller, Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, Coast Guard Auxiliary and a past president of the Association for Rescue at Sea. John had an open heart and if he looked at you right away you were his friend. His kids will confirm that he stopped for every flat tire and car accident. He will be greatly missed and remembered for his great energy and big heart.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Maria Diamandis Chomeau, four children, and other famly.

Fred Evans, CIA Spy Satellites Expert
Frederick Kreider Evans, Sr., 84, a CIA Spy Satellites Expert, died 28 April 2020 in Ooltewah, TN.
Frederick was born and raised in Hershey, PA. He graduated from Hershey High School, received a BS degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Penn State University and a MS degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. He spent a rewarding career with the CIA which he joined in 1964 as a charter member of the Special Projects Staff. He worked on the Corona Program, one of the first spy satellites, which later became an exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
He enjoyed a warm family and many lifelong friendships. He loved to travel and explore new places, spent as much time as possible at his beloved beach house in Ocean City, MD, was an avid golfer and skied every winter until he no longer could.
He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Dell O. Evans; three children and other family.

Ron Hunt, NSA Hall of Honor Mathematician/Cryptanalyst
Ronald Lloyd Hunt, 77, an outstanding NSA Mathematician/Cryptanalyst, died 21 April 2020 in Gambrills, MD
Ron was born in Fort Morgan, CO. He attended Denver-area high schools and went to the University of Colorado at Boulder. He worked as a meat cutter in the summers and on weekends, and enjoyed playing golf at dawn before work.
In early 1965 Ron went to Maryland and began what was to become a legendary and distinguished career at the National Security Agency where he was a cryptanalyst. He loved his work, and his qualities of great intelligence coupled with tenacity and insight led to significant successes. His outstanding work was often recognized, and in 1977 he received the Exceptional Civilian Service Award, the Agency's highest civilian award. Twice he was given nonstandard "battlefield" promotions by the Director, NSA, and achieved the rank of Defense Intelligence Senior Leader. He was a Distinguished Member of both the Cryptomathematics Institute and Kryptos Society, and received, among many other awards, the Kryptos Gold Bug. His career was capped with his 2012 induction into the National Security Agency's Cryptologic Hall of Honor, a tribute accorded to pioneers and heroes who rendered distinguished service to American cryptology. His citation for that recognition read in part:
"Ronald Hunt earned a record of significant achievement in cryptanalytic diagnosis. He expanded decryption capabilities and successfully diagnosed many difficult, thought-to-be intractable cryptologic problems. He had five primary successes, any one of which would have made a brilliant career, but which collectively made him a giant in his field… A former senior manager of cryptanalysts commented ' Whenever he (Mr. Hunt) decided it was time to put forward his thoughts, you knew it was time to listen hard. He has deep intellectual honesty that is critical to diagnosis…. He could somehow sort out all the relevant facts from the chaff, kept them all in his head, and through incredible mental ability made sense out of them.'"
After 30 years at NSA, Ron retired to pursue other interests. His retirement lasted nine days; he was then invited to join a Federally Funded Research and Development Center as an adjunct staff member. He worked several months a year at this job, which allowed him to spend time in southern California and New Jersey, for a further 20 years.
Ron particularly loved hiking and travel, and combined these passions in trips to many places, among them the UK, Canada, Alaska, Maine, Colorado, California, and in recent years in the Tucson area during the winters. Once he acquired a Fitbit, he added personal goals and statistical record keeping into the mix- he was always competitive.
Ron read mystery novels, sought out difficult daily puzzles, enjoyed kayaking and astronomy, and coupled them with good beer, Maine lobsters, and good company where he displayed his dry wit.
He is survived by his wife of nearly forty years, Nancy Taylor Hunt, a brother and sister, and by stepchildren and other family.

Rudolph Marinette, OSS and USG Contractor
Rudolph R. Marinette, 91, an OSS hand and USG Contractor, died 8 February 2020 in Ashburn, VA.
Rudolph graduated from Syracuse University after serving in the Army in WWII and subsequently joined the Office of Strategic Services in Washington, D.C. He then served as a Foreign Service Officer for many years thereafter with tours taking him to numerous war zones including the Vietnam War, the Afghanistan War, the Gulf War (Desert Storm), and Operation Iraqi Freedom. His career focused on European and Middle Eastern issues.
He continued working after retirement as an international security and trade contractor for the U.S. Government and private companies.
His many passions were cooking, fly fishing, photography, traveling around the world, and talking with family and friends. Every life he touched was made brighter and richer. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Shelia Marinette; a brother, two sons, and other family.

Bud Stillwaggon, NSA
Charles Edward Stillwaggon, 90, NSA Officer, died 16 April 2020.
Bud was born in Broad Channel, Queens, NY to a family who worked on tugboats creating Bud's unabiding love for the water.
Bud tried to enlist in the Marine Corp at the age of 16 by forging his mother's signature, but his youthful appearance and small stature caused the recruiter to question his mother who of course, knew nothing about it. He finally joined the Navy at 17 and never really left. Bud's Navy career took him and his family to the Philippines, Germany, California, Japan, Idaho, and finally back to California and his final duty. He had a special angel on his shoulder as he was scheduled to report to the USS Liberty, but at the last minute the orders were changed. The USS Liberty was attacked by the Israelis in June 1967. In November 1967, he was given orders to join the crew of the USS Pueblo, but did not want another long separation from his family, so he chose to retire. That following January, the USS Pueblo was attacked by North Korea.
Following his retirement from the Navy, he joined the NSA and later was selected to join a new group in Yakima, WA, and in the summer of 1973, he moved the family to Yakima, which became Bud's and Pat's forever home.
Bud retired from NSA in 1985 with 39 years of service, and he and Pat purchased the Yakima Cabulance Service. He used his talents for charming even the most difficult people to get them safely to appointments and often smiling.
Bud worked for St. Paul's Cathedral parish and school.
He retired from but never really left the Navy and proudly wore his Navy uniform to many events.
Bud is survived by his wife of 67 years, Patricia of Yakima; two sons, five daughters, and other family.

Mel Wilkins, NSA Executive
Melvin Leo Wilkins, 80, an NSA Executive, died of cancer on 18 April 2020 in Stuarts Draft, VA.
Mel was born in Washington, DC. He attended Bladensburg HS in Bladensburg, MD and the University of Maryland, College Park, MD and Heidelberg University.
His long career with NSA took him to Germany, England, and other locations. Mel was proud to have served his country in the the 82nd Airborne Division and at the NSA.
He was an active volunteer on environmental and watershed restoration projects in Annapolis and the surrounding Anne Arundel County.
Mel is survived by a daughter, several siblings, and other family.


Jobs

IT Acquisitions Subject Matter Expert for Intelligence Community Client; Other Openings in Reston and Bolling AFB

E3/Sentinel has a funded opening for an IT Acquisitions Subject Matter Expert with specific experience in IT architecture requirements to support an IC customer. Candidate will assist in developing innovative business strategies and procurement policy/processes. Only candidates with TS/SCI clearances will be considered. Contact Rosanna Minchew rminchew@e3sentinel.com for more details.

E3/Sentinel has multiple openings for Contracts Specialists, Acquisition Analysts, Cost/Pricing Analysts and Contracts Closeout Specialists. Positions in Reston and at Bolling AFB. TS/SCI required to be considered for interview. Polygraph preferred.  Contact Rosanna Minchew rminchew@e3sentinel.com for more details.

Adjunct instructors at the University of Texas at El Paso (US)
The National Security Studies Institute at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) (see their website here) is seeking adjunct instructors to teach online graduate-level courses:
Legal Issues in Intelligence and National Security
Propaganda and Influence Operations
Intelligence and Counterterrorism
Political Economy of Terrorism
Risk Analysis
Emergency Management
Public Health and Homeland Security
A PhD in public policy, security studies, political science, or a related field is required.
Interested and eligible applicants should contact Stephen Coulthart (sjcoulthart@utep.edu).

Two Positions at James Madison University for Assistant or Associate Professor - Intelligence Analysis

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.
Ideal candidates will be comfortable in an interdisciplinary, diverse setting and possess the potential for becoming an excellent teacher to future analysts in one or more intelligence domains including national security, military, homeland security, law enforcement, private sector security, cyber security, and geospatial. They optimally have a background in either mixed-methods, qualitative, or quantitative research and analysis methods. We especially encourage applications from candidates that can leverage the use of systems thinking, employ data science in analysis, support the development of writing skills, or teach ethics specifically for future analysts. The typical teaching load in the school is 3 courses per semester.
We welcome applicants from all academic disciplines—to include the humanities, social sciences, and sciences—that provide a knowledge foundation for doing analysis. Prospective candidates should review our curriculum online to identify areas that match their expertise and to locate potential areas that they could help the program to develop. The program values teaching excellence as well as one-on-one professional mentoring and seeks candidates who can demonstrate potential for both. In addition, the position requires the potential for an active program of scholarly activity. The position requires either a Ph.D. in a relevant academic field by the date of hire (for a tenure-track appointment) OR Master's Degree with substantial experience in the field (for appointment on a Renewable Term Contract).

More information or applications may be found here.

Do not let Social Distancing slow your career. New Positions Available with Thomson Reuters

Many other jobs available with Thomson-Reuter. Email Brian Lemley for a list with descriptions and links.

FireEye Has Many Intelligence Positions Available For You - Worldwide - Contract, Full-time, Part-time, Interns

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.


Section V - Events

AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus - Saturday, 9 May 2020 -- Indialantic, FL - Florida Satellite Chapter hears Col Prince on the Qu'ran

The speaker will be AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter member Col. Bill Prince, USA (ret.) After graduating from West Point, Bill served in Vietnam with both Ranger and Special Forces units. He resigned his regular army commission to accept a position as a CIA case officer, with subsequent experiences in numerous hostile environments. He has a graduate degree from Harvard, where his studies focused on the Middle East. The topic of his address will be the Qur'an, a subject he has studied extensively.

Please note that attendance at Florida Satellite Chapter meetings is always well within current CDC guidelines against gatherings of fifty or more.

Timing: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM: Social Hour, greet old, new members and guests. Cash bar. 12:15 PM: Sit Down lunch

TO ATTEND: Prepaid reservations are required which must be received by 2 May 2020.

Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Doubletree Melbourne Beach Oceanfront, 1665 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic, FL 32903.
For more information, or to register for the luncheon meeting, contact Chapter Treasurer Rhonda Rhoads, P.O Box 410158, Melbourne, FL 32941. Rhonda can also be reached at afiofsctreas@gmail.com and at 321-626-4465. CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus.

RESCHEDULED from Spring: Friday, 23 October 2020, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Tysons, VA - AFIO National Fall Luncheon features Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, and Author, former Post reporter Stephen Vogel

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.
"David Ignatius once again takes readers behind the scenes of America's most secretive bureaucracy, revealing in fiction what could never be declassified in fact. The Paladin is yet another stirring read from one of America's most revered reporters and gifted storytellers." — Joe Scarborough, MSNBC
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 former Washington Post reporter who covered 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 late September.

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons Corner, VA 22182 Phone: (703) 893-2100. Directions at this link.

Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others

Upcoming virtual (and a few live, post-quarantine) events at the International Spy Museum. Click event to explore and register for event. All virtual events require pre-registration.

7 May 2020, Spies & Spymasters Virtual Happy Hour, 5:30 pm
8 May 2020, Spy Skills: Tradecraft Try-Its, noon
8 May 2020, The Covert Couch Challenge, 5 - 6 pm
13 May 2020, Mind Games: Intelligence Analysis, 1 pm
13 May 2020, Virtual Spy Trivia, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
14 May 2020, The U-2 Spy Plane Shootdown with Francis Gary Powers, Jr., noon
14 May 2020, Spies & Spymasters Virtual Happy Hour, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
15 May 2020, Spy's Eye View with Jonna Mendez, noon
15 May 2020, The Covert Couch Challenge, 5 - 6 pm
20 May 2020, Mind Games: Intelligence Analysis, 1 pm
20 May 2020, Virtual Spy Trivia, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
21 May 2020, Virtual Spy Chat with Chris Costa, noon
21 May 2020, Spies & Spymasters Virtual Happy Hour, 5:30 pm
22 May 2020, Spy Skills: Tradecraft Try-Its, noon
22 May 2020, The Covert Couch Challenge, 5 - 6 pm
27 May 2020, Mind Games: Intelligence Analysis, 1 pm
27 May 2020, Virtual Spy Trivia, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
29 May 2020, The Covert Couch Challenge, 5 - 6 pm
27 July 2020, Spy Camp 2020: Session 1, 9 am - 3 pm
3 August 2020, Spy Camp 2020: Session 2, 9 am - 3 pm
7 November 2020, 14th Annual Parade of Trabants, 10 am - 4 pm
14 November 2020, Operation Secret Sleepover, 7 pm - 9:30 am

CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus - 17 June 2020, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Annapolis Junction, MD - The NCMF Summer Cryptologic Program features Seth Jones on "Covert Action."
(Date is subject to change depending upon COVID-19 related restrictions.)

This National Cryptologic Museum Foundation 2020 Summer program features Political Scientist & Author Seth Jones. Jones is a senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. His most recent book, A Covert Action: Reagan, the CIA, and the Cold War Struggle in Poland, details the dramatic untold story of one of the CIA's most successful intelligence operations during the Cold War, which has important implications for today's threat from Russia. Learn more about Jones's books.
Registration is not yet open, but the fee will be $25 and will include lunch. For your convenience, we will offer easy online registration. You may also mail-in your registration fee using the Flyer/Registration form (coming soon). Or mail checks to NCMF, P.O. Box 1682, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland 20755-9998, and include the names of all registrants. For more details, please call the NCMF office at 301-688-5436.

Visit the NCMF Event Page for updates. (Date is subject to change depending upon COVID-19 related restrictions.)

CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus - 25 - 27 June 2020 - Pordenone, Italy - IAFIE 2020 Annual Conference - Intelligence Education, Research and Practice in the 2020s

The 2020 Annual Conference of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) will be held in Pordenone, Italy from June 25 to 27. This year IAFIE and IAFIE EC are joining hands in organising a joint annual conference examining the intelligence requirements for the next decade 2020- 2030, with its changing threat environment and fast developing technological advancements. The conference papers will reach out to other cognate disciplines for a multidisciplinary approach and brings scholars and practitioners together for a blend of research and applied discussions on intelligence. This will be the 5th Annual Conference of IAFIE EC. The topics/themes for the conference are Intelligence Analysis, Intelligence Domains, Management of Intelligence Community, and Intelligence Education and Research. Authors of recent books, monographs and reports in line with these topics/themes are also invited to submit proposals to participate in Author Roundtables. Please email your general enquiries to iafie2020@ecoleuniversitaireinternationale.net. More information here. CANCELLED for Public Safety from Coronavirus

NEW DATE - Saturday, 24 October 2020, 5:30 p.m. - Washington, DC - Save the Date! PenFed Foundation's 2020 Night of Heroes Gala

PUT ON CALENDAR AND HOLD THE DATE: The Pentagon Federal (PenFed Credit Union) Foundation will be hosting their spectacular Night of Heroes Gala on Saturday, 24 October 2020 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C. Last year's annual gala raised over $1.5 million and honored children of military families.
VIP Reception at 5:30 PM
General Reception and Silent Auction at 6:00 PM
Location: The Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, D.C.
Attire: Black Tie or Military Dress
RSVP: October 2, 2020
Click here to learn more or sponsor a table.


MORE GIFT IDEAS:

In addition to the new Royal Blue long sleeve shirts, and the gray long sleeve hooded sweatshirts, the AFIO Store also has the following items ready for quick shipment:

NEW: LONG and Short-Sleeved Shirts with embroidered AFIO Logo and New Mugs with color-glazed permanent logo

Show your support for AFIO with our new Polo Shirts. Be the first to buy these new, high quality, subtle heathered grey short sleeve shirts, and dark blue long sleeved shirts, of shrink and wrinkle resistant fine cotton with a soft yet substantial feel. They feature a detailed embroidered AFIO seal. Get a shirt for yourself and consider as gifts for colleagues, family, and friends. Only $45 each including shipping.
Sizes of (M) men or (W) women shirts; Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL, and XXXL. At this time all orders will arrive as Short Sleeve shirts.
You may pay by check or credit card. Complete your order online here or mail an order along with payment to: AFIO, 7700 Leesburg Pike, Ste 324, Falls Church, VA 22043-2618. Phone orders at 703-790-0320. If interested in other shirt colors or sleeve lengths, contact Annette at: annettej@afio.com.

Long-Sleeved Shirts and Hooded Sweatshirts with embroidered AFIO Logo

Show your support for AFIO with our new long-sleeved Polo Shirts and Hooded Sweatshirts.

Both items are high quality and shrink resistant and feature a detailed embroidered AFIO seal. The color of the long-sleeved Polo Shirts is royal blue; the price is $55 and includes shipping.

The Hooded Sweatshirts are dark grey; the price is $70 and includes shipping. 

Purchase a shirt and sweatshirt for yourself and consider as gifts for colleagues, family, and friends.

Both items are available in men's sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL, and XXXL. The long-sleeved Polo Shirts and Hooded Sweatshirts are not available in ladies' sizes.



NEW: Mug with color glazed logo. Made in America. (We left out all that lead-based glaze and hidden toxins in those mugs made in China being sold by other organizations). Also sturdy enough to sit on desk to hold pens, cards, paperclips, and candy.

This handsome large, heavy USA-made ceramic mug is dishwasher-safe with a glazed seal. $35 per mug includes shipping. Order this and other store items online here.

MousepadAFIO's Intelligence Community Mousepads are a great looking addition to your desk...or as a gift for others.
Made in USA. Click image for larger view.

These 2017 mousepads have full color seals of all 18 members of the US Intelligence Community on this 8" round, slick surface, nonskid, rubber-backed mouse pad with a darker navy background, brighter, updated seals. Also used, by some, as swanky coasters. Price still only $20.00 for 2 pads [includes shipping to US address. Foreign shipments - we will contact you with quote.] Order MOUSEPADS here.


Guide to the Study of Intelligence and When Intelligence Made a Difference

"AFIO's Guide to the Study of Intelligence" has sold out in hard-copy.
However, it is available in digital form in its entirety on the AFIO website here.

Also available on the website here are the individual articles of AFIO's history project "When Intelligence Made a Difference" that have been published to date in The Intelligencer journal. More articles will be forthcoming in future editions.


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