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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Research Requests, Obituaries, Jobs

Research Requests

Obituaries

Jobs

Section V - Events

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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  This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2019-20 academic year.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

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.


Thinking of Cybersecurity Education and Careers? Here are some options.

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Cybersecurityguide.org is a community resource for those exploring educational and professional opportunities in the field of Cybersecurity. In addition, the site offers a wide variety of cybersecurity resources curated by educational experts. They are physically located at 1428 Tintern Ln, Saint Augustine, FL 32092 if you wish to write to them.


Series of Cryptologic Museum Webinars on Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Virtual Classroom
ONLINE CYBERSECURITY CHATS by the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation

The Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) have been conducting a series of Cybersecurity Chats as part of their special CCEI Cybersecurity Series. These online chats for K-12 students [but older ages would benefit, too], are presented by cybersecurity professionals and experts. General information on the series is here.

There are many online chats that follow and they may be found here.

If you wish to share your own cybersecurity/cryptology expertise, review the instructions here


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Special Items for our members:

Executive Director Sought for Washington, DC "Teaching Site"
The Bush School of Government and Public Service of Texas A&M University

The Bush School of Government and Public Service of Texas A&M University invites applications for the full-time position of an Executive Director for its new Washington, D.C. teaching site where courses will be offered toward professional master's degrees in the fields of international affairs, and national security and intelligence. The executive director will lead the standup and subsequent operations of a fully-implemented Texas A&M teaching site, including managing the accreditation and licensing processes. The executive director will be responsible for all business and administrative operations, oversee academic operations and curriculum, and supervise faculty and staff at the site.
The position requires a candidate to have had at least ten years of management experience in the fields of government, higher education or equivalent areas. Candidates with a master's degree, J.D. or Ph. D. are preferred. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in the Washington policy world and demonstrated management skills in a policy and/or academic environment. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a vision of how to develop and grow professional master's degree programs in international affairs and national security geared toward government professionals and those aspiring to be government professionals. Teaching experience in an appropriate academic field is encouraged but not required. The Executive Director will report to the Dean of the Bush School.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and nature of the responsibilities of the position. The start date for this position will be as soon as available.
Applications should include a resume, letter of interest, and complete contact information for three references uploaded here.
Point of Contact: Ms. Rane Cunningham at bushschoolgbs-search@tamu.edu
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


"Operation Overlord: OSS and the Battle for France" - Now available online

Saturday, 6 June 2020, marked the 76th anniversary of D-Day when more than 150,000 American and Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy to save the world from tyranny. The OSS Society produced an award-winning short documentary about D-Day: "Operation Overlord: OSS and the Battle for France" which tells the story of Allied special forces whose daring exploits changed the course of World War II. The film includes an introduction by The Honorable Leon Panetta. It was written and directed by Carl Colby, an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose father, William Colby, jumped into Nazi-occupied France as an OSS Jedburgh. The film's executive producer is Charles Pinck, The OSS Society's president.
Watch full documentary here. Runs ~15 minutes.


Three Chinese Nationals Sentenced to Prison for Illegal Photography of U.S. Naval Installation in Key West, Florida Key West, Fl. -- Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office announced that three People's Republic of China (PRC) foreign nationals were sentenced today to prison terms for illegal photography of military installations at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Key West, Florida (NAS Key West). Lyuyou Liao, 27, was sentenced to the statutory maximum term of 12 months in prison followed by one year of supervised release, after pleading guilty to illegally entering NAS Key West on December 26, 2019, and taking photographs and video footage of property on the Truman Annex of the station. This included taking images of vital military equipment. (Case No. 20-10002-CR-KMM ). In a separate case, Jielun Zhang, 25, and Yuhao Wang, 24, were sentenced to 12 months and nine months in prison, respectively, to be followed by one year of supervised release, after pleading guilty to illegally entering NAS Key West on January 4, 2020, and taking photographs of military and naval infrastructure located on the Sigbsbee Park and Trumbo Point Annexes of the station. (Case No. 20-10005-CR-KMM). [More info at FBI and DOJ Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.]


Coronavirus began 'as an accident' in Chinese lab, says former MI6 boss

Sir Richard Dearlove, former head of MI6, tells Telegraph's Planet Normal podcast that new scientific report suggests key elements of the virus were 'inserted'

Beijing faces growing pressure to explain precisely how coronavirus first began to spread late last year. A former head of MI6 has said he believes the coronavirus pandemic "started as an accident" when the virus escaped from a laboratory in China. In an interview with The Telegraph, Sir Richard Dearlove said he had seen an "important" new scientific report suggesting the virus did not emerge naturally but was man-made by Chinese scientists. The apparent discovery will raise the prospect of China paying "reparations" for the death and economic catastrophe wreaked upon the world, the former intelligence chief said. It comes as Beijing faces growing pressure to explain precisely how coronavirus first began to spread late last year. International scientists have reached a near-unanimous consensus, however, that the virus emerged in animals – most likely bats or pangolins – before jumping to the human population. But Sir Richard, 75, pointed to a scientific paper published this week by a Norwegian-British research team who claim to have discovered clues within Covid-19's genetic sequence suggesting key elements were "inserted" and may not have evolved naturally.
From the outset, the Chinese government has endeavoured to "lock down" any debate about the origins of the virus and Beijing's handling of the crisis, he claimed. "I do think that this started as an accident," Sir Richard told The Telegraph.... "It raises the issue, if China ever were to admit responsibility, does it pay reparations? I think it will make every country in the world rethink how it treats its relationship with China and how the international community behaves towards the Chinese leadership." [Full story at Telegraph, Bill Gardner 3 June 2020 and also as "Ex-MI6 boss claims coronavirus started in a lab" by James Hockaday at Metro.co.uk on 4 Jun 2020]


Election Security Issues - The View from the ODNI and two Think Tanks

ODNI on Election Security Issues:

Director of National Intelligence Announces Changes to Election Security Briefings, 15 May 2020
Today, the ODNI announced that the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) will lead all intelligence-based threat briefings to candidates, campaigns, and political organizations under the U.S. Government's notification framework. Bill Evanina, the Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, will serve as the IC's leader to this critical effort. Read more here...

Is Ballot Fraud Real?

Side Two: The Brookings Institution refutes significance of ballot fraud on elections.

Low rates of fraud in vote-by-mail states show the benefits outweigh the risks
As more and more states move to mail-in ballots as the safest way to vote during a pandemic... is there [not] any evidence that there is widespread fraud in the use of mail-in ballots. [See Eliane Kamarck, 2 June 2020, Brookings]

Other news on voting and ballot security:

Also see: Feds: West Virginia Mail Carrier Altered Ballot Requests
A West Virginia postal carrier has been charged with attempted election fraud after eight mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots had their party affiliations altered, including five from Democrat to Republican, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. [See John Raby, 26 May 2020, NBC News]

Also see: The Cybersecurity 202: D.C.'s use of email voting shows what could go wrong in November [Washington Post]
The District of Columbia's last-minute decision to allow voting by email in this week's primary is sounding warning bells for election security hawks. The practice puts election results at higher risk of hacking because there's no way for voters to verify their votes were recorded accurately, they say. And the scramble is a disturbing preview of how election officials beset by challenges may bargain away security if they're not better prepared by November. [Article continues Washington Post by Joseph Marks, 4 June]

Last Tuesday we provided Side One, as follows:

Side One: The Heritage Foundation Report with Sampling of 1,285 Election Fraud Cases from across the country.

Election Fraud convictions by state.


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Newly Released, Overlooked, or Forthcoming Books

Hunting the Unabomber: The FBI, Ted Kaczynski, and the Capture of America's Most Notorious Domestic Terrorist
by Lis Wiehl
(Thomas Nelson Books, Apr 2020)

On April 3, 1996, a team of FBI agents closed in on an isolated cabin in remote Montana, marking the end of the longest and most expensive investigation in FBI history. The cabin's lone inhabitant was a former mathematics prodigy and professor who had abandoned society decades earlier. Few people knew his name, Theodore Kaczynski, but everyone knew the mayhem and death associated with his nickname: the Unabomber. For two decades, Kaczynski had masterminded a campaign of random terror, killing and maiming innocent people through bombs sent in untraceable packages. The FBI task force charged with finding the perpetrator of these crimes grew to 150 people, yet his identity remained a maddening mystery. Then, in 1995, a "manifesto" from the Unabomber was published in the New York Times and Washington Post, resulting in a cascade of tips—including the one that cracked the case. This account includes: interviews with key law enforcement agents who attempted to track down Kaczynski, correcting the history distorted by earlier films and streaming series; stories of inter-agency law enforcement conflicts that changed the course of the investigation; A behind-the-scenes look at why the hunt for the Unabomber was almost shut down by the FBI. Former federal prosecutor Lis Wiehl reconstructs the tension-filled hunt to identify and capture the elusive killer.

Book may be ordered here.


Superpower Showdown: How the Battle Between Trump and Xi Threatens a New Cold War
by Bob Davis, Lingling Wei
(Harper Business, June 2020)

A look at recent U.S.-Chinese relations through January 2020 trade deal. Goes back to the beginnings of China's economic rise in the 1980s, tracing the deterioration in the country's relationship with the U.S., which Beijing officials once likened to an "old married couple who needed each other, even though they might bicker." Davis and Wei remind readers that Bill Clinton, "now seen as the great globalizer," initially ran as an advocate for reviving U.S. manufacturing and as a harsh critic of China's human-rights record, only to forge close economic ties to the country once in office. Wei is the granddaughter of a veteran of Mao's Long March, and Davis is the son of a factory owner who encountered competition from Asian manufacturing. They list options for the next U.S. president, whether Trump or Joe Biden or ???, to take on China, including more multilateral use of tariffs abroad, and greater use of tariffs at home.

Book may be ordered here.




Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Ukrainian President Zelensky Introduces New Head of Foreign Intelligence Service. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has introduced newly appointed Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service Valeriy Kondratiuk to the staff of the service, the presidential press service has reported.

"Excellent professional training, high level of education, significant managerial experience gained while working in senior positions in military intelligence, security agencies, diplomatic service and other government agencies allow Valeriy Kondratiuk to successfully perform a full range of responsible tasks for our country," Zelensky said.

He said that under Kondratiuk's leadership, the Foreign Intelligence Service would strengthen its ability to defend national interests amid a hybrid war against Ukraine. [Read more: Ukrinform/9June2020]

Albanian Government Proposes Early Pension for State Intelligence Agency Employees. The government is proposing early pension payouts for Albanian Intelligence Agency (ShISh) workers who choose to do leave, or are dismissed by their institution head.

Applications for early pension will be appraised by a Special Committee selected by ShISh.

Applicants will be assessed based on their physical conditions, their age, and their professional seniority. [Read more: ExitNews/9June2020]

Iran Says It Will Execute Man Convicted of Spying on Soleimani for CIA. An Iranian who spied for U.S. and Israeli intelligence on slain Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani has been sentenced to death, Iran said on Tuesday, adding the case was not linked to Soleimani's killing earlier this year.

On Jan. 3, a U.S. drone strike in Iraq killed Soleimani, leader of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force. Washington blamed Soleimani for masterminding attacks by Iran-aligned militias on U.S. forces in the region.

"Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd, one of the spies for the CIA and the Mossad, has been sentenced to death ... He had shared information about the whereabouts of martyr Soleimani with our enemies," judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said in a televised news conference.

"He passed on security information to the Israeli and American intelligence agencies about Iran's armed forces, particularly the Guards," Esmaili said. [Read more: Hafezi/Reuters/9June2020]

Facebook Closes Accounts Linked to Kurdish Intelligence in Iraq. Facebook closed several accounts and pages linked to Kurdish intelligence in Iraq last month. The pages were used by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in its political rivalry with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), according to findings from a report released by Facebook today.

In May, Facebook closed 324 pages, 71 accounts, five groups and 31 Instagram accounts that it linked to the Zanyari agency, according to a Facebook statement. The intelligence agency is controlled by the PUK, which is the second largest party in Iraqi Kurdistan and dominates Sulaimaniyah province. The strongholds of the largest party, the KDP, are in Erbil and Dahuk provinces. The PUK is historically close to Iran, while the KDP has an economic relationship with Turkey.

The users engaged in what Facebook describes as "coordinated inauthentic behavior." This is defined as "coordinated efforts to manipulate public debate for a strategic goal where fake accounts are central to the operation," the Facebook statement read. [Read more: Lucente/AlMonitor/5June2020]

State Dept. Using Email Software the NSA Says is Being Exploited by Russian Hackers, Report Says. The State Department, local governments and at least 50 candidates running for election in 2020 are using email software that the National Security Agency says is being exploited by Russian government hackers, according to a new report by a cybersecurity firm.

Area1, a Silicon Valley security firm, says in its report that candidates and government agencies using the software are leaving themselves vulnerable to the same Russian operatives who hacked the Democrats to interfere in the 2016 presidential campaign.

If the hackers take advantage of the software flaw, "they can exploit the email server and become an administrator on it, which means they can create new email accounts and they can start sending email from [your address]," said Oren Falkowitz, Area1 co-founder and a former NSA cyber warrior. "They can use it to get further into your network." [Read more: Dilanian/NBCNews/5June2020]

AFI Conducted Illegal Espionage on More Than 400 Journalists During Macri Era. Allegations of illegal espionage carried out by the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) during the Mauricio Macri administration escalated over the weekend, after extraordinary claims emerged that officials had spied on more than 500 journalists, academics, politicians and business leaders.

More than 400 journalists - including two Buenos Aires Times staffers and numerous foreign reporters - appeared on a list of people to be investigated in relation to the G20 and World Trade Organisation (WTO) summits held in Buenos Aires in recent years.

In total, 403 journalists, 28 academics, 58 businesspeople and prominent figures from civil society were allegedly subject to illegal espionage, as well as socialist party leaders. The names, which can be accessed in full here, were filed in an Excel spreadsheet that was presented to courts on Friday and were under embargo until they were made public on Sunday. [Read more: BATimes/8June2020]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

The Forgotten Heroes of D-Day. The men who landed on the beaches of Normandy are regarded as heroes, and they most certainly deserve that moniker. But the D-Day invasion was an executed plan, and the people who provided the intelligence to craft that plan are rarely credited with their part in the historic World War II battle - think of them like the stagehands behind an elaborate Broadway play.

Charles Pinck, a seasonal resident of Chilmark, is looking to give the agency responsible for that intelligence, the Office of Strategic Services [OSS], some recognition - and for him, it's personal.

"My dad served behind enemy lines in China with the OSS during World War II," he told The Times, referring to his father, Dan Pinck. "The OSS was the Office of Strategic Services, the World War II predecessor to the CIA, the U.S. Special Operations Command, and the state Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research." [Read more: Brennan/MVTimes/5June2020]

The Key Role of Intelligence in the Coronavirus Battle. In order to get their hands on confidential research into a novel coronavirus vaccination, his operatives would have tried to recruit Russian diplomats, Iranian army officers and Chinese doctors, by going to hockey games in Moscow, diplomatic dinners in Tehran and medical conferences in Beijing. If he hadn't retired last July, Marc Polymeropoulos' job would have been to bring the information gathered together in a highly confidential report, ultimately addressed to the president of the United States of America.

After having spent 26 years in the service of the Central Intelligence Agency, the 50-year-old Greek American decided to retire from the field. He spoke to Kathimerini recently, from lockdown in his home in the US state of Virginia. [Read more: Soliotis/Kathimerini/9June2020]

China's Spy Agencies Are Coming to Hong Kong. Chinese intelligence officers have been covertly operating in Hong Kong for years, but Hong Kong's new national security law means Beijing's spies will likely establish a more official presence there.

Why it matters: Allowing mainland China's security and intelligence services to operate with impunity in Hong Kong would dramatically reduce the political freedoms enshrined in the "one country, two systems" agreement that was supposed to provide the region with a high degree of autonomy until 2047. This could endanger Hong Kong-based pro-democracy figures and other local anti-Communist Party dissidents.

What's happening: A draft of the new national security law states, "When needed, relevant national security organs of the Central People's Government will set up agencies" in Hong Kong.

Background: The Ministry of State Security (MSS), China's foremost intelligence and political security agency, is notoriously brutal. Read more: Axios/9June2020]

6 Types Of Submarines: The Russian Navy's Extreme Modernization. Russia and America do things differently. The U.S. Navy is currently building just one type of submarine, the general-purpose Virginia Class. From October it will be joined in the shipyards by the Columbia Class ballistic missile submarine, making it two types. In contrast, Russia is simultaneously building six distinct classes.

Despite budget challenges, and resulting delays, Russia is investing big in submarines. Together the six types represent the greatest modernization since the Cold War.

Russia has a history of building multiple classes of submarines going back to the Cold War. Each submarine fills a distinct role, but also there were often alternative designs meeting the same basic need. But the collapse of the Soviet Union and subsequent economic woes curtailed Russian submarine building. Many projects were cancelled, or continued at a snail's pace. Now the submarine industry has began to recover. [Read more: Sutton/Forbes/3June2020]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Analytic Reflection: Measuring the Attributes of Open and All-Source Intelligence. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has forced some members of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) to change the nature of their work into a more open environment, it is an opportune time to not only learn how to operate therein, but better determine the true attributes of open source information in a more reflective manner. This valuable exercise could directly meet a suggestion posed in the 2007 Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report for Congress titled "Open Source Intelligence (OSINT): Issues for Congress," and mimic the same progression that occurs across every other type of intelligence to this day.

There are some that believe that open source information, a key and expanding source of intelligence used significantly by its officers for decades, is now the preeminent type of information we should exclusively gravitate toward as professionals. It is not and should be carefully tested instead as an integral piece on a larger chessboard. Open source is easily the most voluminous and accessible type of information available, but it is also becoming the most corruptible and misleading as a result.

Simultaneously, all-source intelligence - of which open source is a component - and the appropriate (evolutionary) application of analytic tradecraft therein, seems more significant now than ever before. This importance was explicitly reinforced this year in the fourth U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report in the committee's bipartisan Russia 2016 presidential election interference investigation, and is referenced throughout this article. [Read more: HomelandSecurityToday/8June2020]

Another Intelligence Scandal in Colombia Highlights the Need for Lasting Reform. When the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, agreed to demobilize as part of Colombia's landmark 2016 peace agreement, it ended 50 years of armed conflict. It also left the Colombian army without its chief adversary. The country still faces internal armed threats, like the smaller guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army, and about 10,000 fighters are scattered across dozens of smaller militias, some of them led by former FARC members. But for Latin America's largest army, the adjustment has been fraught with difficulty.

The army built up a formidable intelligence apparatus during the country's decades of internal conflict, thanks to generous assistance from the U.S., which saw Colombia as a partner in its fight against drug traffickers and terrorism. A major intelligence law that was passed in 2013, during Juan Manuel Santos' presidency, placed important limits and oversight protections on civilian and military intelligence agencies' ability to spy on citizens. Meanwhile, as the peace negotiations with the FARC made progress, the military changed its doctrine to adjust to a post-conflict context. [Read more: Isacson/WPR/5June2020]


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

John Hankey, NSA Analyst and Manager
John Robert Hankey Jr, 75, NSA Analyst and Manager, died 30 May 2020 after a nine-month battle with lymphoma.
John was born in Boston, MA. He graduated from The Citadel [Charleston, NC], class of 1966, the Naval War College in 1984, and earned his master's from Salve Regina University in that same year.
John served for 34 years as an analyst and manager for the National Security Agency. He retired in 2001.
When he retired, he worked as a colonial tour guide in Annapolis, MD.
He was active with St Mary's Catholic Church in Annapolis, serving in the music ministry, marriage encounter, RCIA, and other educational programs. John loved being on any boat, especially his sailboat. He relished adventure and had a wonderful sense of humor.
He leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Trish, two sons and a daughter, and other family.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: 1516 Knollwood Place, Annapolis, MD 21409-5836.
For a video tribute, photos of John's life and an online guest book please see www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com

Bob Wignall, NSA Auditor
Robert Leland Wignall, 89, NSA Auditor, died 29 March 2020 after a hard-fought battle with inoperable renal cancer.
Bob began his 40-year career with NSA at Arlington Hall in Northern Virginia. Although fluent in Arabic and other foreign languages, he never worked a day as a linguist. His career was concentrated primarily in Finance & Accounting, Installation & Logistics, an overseas tour in England, and the Office of Inspector General/Auditor. Bob retired to Colorado in 1994. He was also a former Phoenix Society member for many years.
Bob is survived by his wife of 60 years, Virginia, two sons and a daughter, and other family. Condolences may be sent to Bob's wife: Mrs. Virginia Wignall, 5896 Via Verona View, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.



Jobs

Executive Director for The Bush School of Government and Public Service of Texas A&M University at their new "Teaching Site" in Washington, DC

The Bush School of Government and Public Service of Texas A&M University invites applications for the full-time position of an Executive Director for its new Washington, D.C. teaching site where courses will be offered toward professional master's degrees in the fields of international affairs, and national security and intelligence. The executive director will lead the standup and subsequent operations of a fully-implemented Texas A&M teaching site, including managing the accreditation and licensing processes. The executive director will be responsible for all business and administrative operations, oversee academic operations and curriculum, and supervise faculty and staff at the site.
The position requires a candidate to have had at least ten years of management experience in the fields of government, higher education or equivalent areas. Candidates with a master's degree, J.D. or Ph. D. are preferred. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in the Washington policy world and demonstrated management skills in a policy and/or academic environment. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a vision of how to develop and grow professional master's degree programs in international affairs and national security geared toward government professionals and those aspiring to be government professionals. Teaching experience in an appropriate academic field is encouraged but not required. The Executive Director will report to the Dean of the Bush School.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and nature of the responsibilities of the position. The start date for this position will be as soon as available.
Applications should include a resume, letter of interest, and complete contact information for three references uploaded here.
Point of Contact: Ms. Rane Cunningham at bushschoolgbs-search@tamu.edu
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.
The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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....


Thursday, 25 June 2020, noon-1:15 PST - virtual - AFIO Los Angeles Dr Patrick Roberts, Rand Corp, on "How Should AI Be Governed?"

The Los Angeles Chapter has an interesting topic that will be of great concern as the chapter moves forward in the future, presented by Dr. Patrick Roberts a political scientist at the RAND Corporation. "How Should Artificial Intelligence Be Governed?"
Dr. Patrick S. Roberts is a political scientist at the RAND Corporation, with a focus on homeland security, disasters, nuclear nonproliferation, and the policy process. Roberts is the author of Disasters and the American State: How Politicians, Bureaucrats, and the Public Prepare for the Unexpected (Cambridge, 2013). He has published in a variety of scholarly and popular journals, including an essay proposing to use AI for Peace and another op-ed on the Catholic Church's interventions in AI ethics.
TO PARTICIPATE: You still need to RSVP your attendance to AFIO_LA@yahoo.com and I will then forward you passcodes and additional information as to the platform that we will use as we approach the meeting date. Look forward to your attendance!
Questions: Vincent Autiero, President, AFIO-Los Angeles Chapter, 5651 W Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045; afio_la@yahoo.com.

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.
Access all upcoming Spy Museum events directly from their website: https://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/upcoming/1/

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 5-6 pm EDT - The Magic of Spying with Peter Wood
Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 5:30 - 6:30 pm EDT - Virtual Spy Trivia
Thursday, 11 June 2020, noon-1 EDT - Curator's Corner: Malcolm W. Nance
Thursday, 11 June 2020, 5:30 pm EDT - Spies & Spymasters – Real Life "Americans" with the Barsky Family
Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 5-6 pm EDT - The Magic of Spying with Peter Wood
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

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 6 pm EDT/3pm PDT/noon HST - virtual - Naval Intelligence Professionals Hear RADM Mike Studeman

The NIP June Virtual Speaker Series features GUEST SPEAKER: Rear Admiral Mike Studeman, Director for Intelligence, J2, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. His topic will be: "Dynamics of Great Power Competition"
AGENDA:
• RDML (Ret.) Cothron welcoming remarks and introduction of RADM Studeman
• RADM Studeman's remarks
• Q & A moderated by CAPT (Ret.) Bob Allen: Please email questions before or during teleconference to: bob_allen36@hotmail.com
Format: Teleconference; Dial in: (425) 436-6200; Access Code: 571920.
(Please sign beginning 15 min prior to start; do not choose "host," and mute your phone.)

Thursday, 25 June 2020, noon – 12:30pm EDT - Virtual - "Russian Cyber Operations in a Year of Crisis" is topic of this discussion hosted by Georgetown University Press et al.

US Naval Postgraduate School Lecturer Scott Jasper on Russian Cyber Operations in a Year of Crisis.
We encourage you to submit your thoughts and questions ahead of time via social media using #BooksforaBetterWorld and tagging us on Facebook and Twitter.
Register for the event here or to view other upcoming Georgetown University Press virtual events.

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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