AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #27-20 dated 7 July 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

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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.


Newly Released, Overlooked, or Forthcoming Books

The Golden Thread: The Cold War and the Mysterious Death of Dag Hammarskjöld
by Ravi Somaiya
Twelve, July 2020)

What caused the 1961 plane crash that killed UN Secretary-General Hammarskjöld, who was attempting at the time to end a war in the Congo? Hammarskjöld had devoted himself to peacefully resolving a conflict that began in 1960 after the resource-rich province of Katanga seceded from the Congo, leading Congolese President Patrice Lumumba to request the UN's military assistance to reunite his country. The secretary-general was flying to attend a peace summit when his aircraft crashed. Though the official accounts identified either pilot error or accident as responsible, journalist Somaiya, a former New York Times correspondent, lays out evidence suggesting foul play. He quotes Harry Truman, who stated two days after the crash that the Swedish diplomat "was on the point of getting something done when they killed him." The author provides evidence that the plane was shot down, including witnesses who saw and heard two planes close together, and assesses the wide range of possible suspects, including Katangese mercenary forces and transnational white supremacists. There were a lot of people who found Hammarskjöld inconvenient and wanted him dead. Someone succeeded.

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The Hardhat Riot: Nixon, New York City, and the Dawn of the White Working-Class Revolution
by David Paul Kuhn
(Oxford Univ Press, July 2020)

In May 1970, four days after Kent State, construction workers chased student rioters and protesters through downtown Manhattan, beating scores of them bloody. As hardhats clashed with unpatriotic hippies, it soon became clear that something larger was happening; Democrats were at war with themselves. Kuhn captures how chaotic it was, when it began, when the white working class finally had enough of the counterculture b#@s$#t and turned against liberals, when Richard Nixon seized the breach, and America was forever changed. It was unthinkable one generation before: FDR's "forgotten man" siding with the party of Big Business and, ultimately, paving the way for presidencies from Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump.

We relive the schism that tore liberalism apart. Kuhn presents the tumult of Nixon's America and John Lindsay's deteriorating, lawless, graffiti-covered New York City, as festering division exploded into violence. Nixon's advisors realize that this tragic turn is their chance, that the Democratic coalition has collapsed and that "these, quite candidly, are our people now."

As seen today, back then it also was a battle between two tribes fighting different wars, soon to become different Americas, ultimately reliving a liberal war that maimed both sides.

Book may be ordered 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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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Russian Space Official Safronov Charged in Treason Probe. An adviser to the head of the Russian space agency has appeared in court on charges of treason.

Roscosmos said in a statement (in Russian) that former journalist Ivan Safronov's arrest was not linked to his current job there.

Russia's FSB security service said he was suspected of spying for a Nato country. He has denied the charges.

Previously he reported on military topics for two major Russian business dailies - Kommersant and Vedomosti. [Read more: BBC/7July2020]

Former French Intelligence Agents Go On Trial Accused of Spying for China. Two retired French intelligence agents went on trial behind closed doors on Monday accused of having passed on secrets to a foreign power.

The pair are accused of working for China, according to several media reports, with French officials at pains to avoid releasing details of the affair.

Pierre-Marie H. and Henri M. appeared in a special court accused of "delivering information to a foreign power" and "damaging the fundamental interests of the nation".

Both men worked for France's foreign intelligence service, the DGSE. They face 15 years in prison if convicted. [Read more: France24/6July2020]

IARPA Leader Creating Office Director Positions. Catherine Marsh, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, is hiring personnel to fill several new office director positions. The new personnel will help recruit program managers, develop and guide programs, and strengthen relationships with the intelligence community, enhancing the transition of technologies from researchers to users.

Marsh, who took over leadership late last year of the research organization known as IARPA, tells SIGNAL Magazine her top priority is "continuing to focus on our core value proposition, investing in the high-risk, high-payoff research and development to deliver overwhelming intelligence advantage to the nation." But to do that, she is making some changes, such as bringing back the positions of office directors, which IARPA eliminated several years ago.

"We are reinstituting the role of office directors at IARPA. We posted vacancy notices, and we got lots of applicants - I mean lots of applicants," she says. "We interviewed only the most qualified...and we have selected the candidates that we want to hire, and that's now with human resources for processing." [Read more: Seffers/Signal/6July2020]

S.Korean President Names National Security Adviser, Intelligence Agency Chief, Unification Minister. South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday named the new national security adviser, state intelligence agency chief and unification minister, according to the presidential Blue House.

Suh Hoon, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) chief, will replace Chung Eui-yong as top national security adviser for President Moon.

Park Jie-won, former lawmaker of the Party for People's Livelihoods who had served as chief of staff for late President Kim Dae-jung, was named as new NIS chief to replace Suh. [Read more: Xinhua/3July2020]

Israel Launches Ofek 16 Spy Satellite. Israel launched a new spy satellite into orbit from a launchpad in the center of the country early Monday morning, the Defense Ministry said.

Ofek 16 is an electro-optical reconnaissance satellite with advanced technologies, all Israeli made.

Once operational, the satellite will be run by the Israel Defense Forces and will orbit along with other Israeli military satellites. [Read more: Frilling/FoxNews/6July2020]

NATO's Head of Intelligence and Security Visits Estonia. NATO's Assistant Secretary-General for Intelligence and Security David Cattler visited Estonia last week to learn more about the Baltic area and to receive an overview of security threats in the region.

On Friday, Cattler met with the defense ministry's permanent secretary Kristjan Prikk, and primarily discussed security threats stemming from Russia.

Prikk said: "It's important for Estonia that in NATO's wider intelligence and security analysis and assessment, the complexities of our region are clearly understood. Proper intelligence and early warning allow us to avert threats emanating from Russia and if necessary, to counter them." [Read more: ERRNews/6July2020]

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

NDAA Could Require Closer Tracking of DOD Researchers. House lawmakers last week passed an amendment to the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act that would allow the Defense Department to track U.S. and foreign student researchers on national security projects, despite privacy concerns.

The amendment aims to close a loophole in the 2020 NDAA that excluded basic DOD research at academic institutions from information-sharing requirements.

"We have seen numerous incidents from both Americans and foreign nationals involved in the theft of intellectual property, espionage and illicit technology transfer," Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) said of his amendment, adding that the measure was about transparency so taxpayers can understand where DOD funds were going and who was participating in the research.

"This is a necessary step to ensure the security of our sensitive defense research and development," Banks said, noting that such efforts focus on everything from Russian disinformation campaigns to anti-unmanned aerial systems technology and using quantum computing for secure communications. [Read more: Williams/FCW/6July2020]

'America: Our Defining Hours': How George Washington 'Simply Out-Spied' the British with his Intelligence Ring. If it weren't for George Washington's network of spies, it is hard to imagine if America would have emerged victorious in the Revolutionary War. Indeed, Washington had a huge helping hand for war espionage, a famous group of spies called the Culper Ring, that he operated as Agent 711. Their identities were kept a secret until well after the war had ended. The Ring comprised a group of patriots, small-town friends who worked with George Washington in the fight for Independence. The fate of America relied heavily on extraordinary patriots with ordinary jobs including a tailor, an enslaved double agent, even a judge's wife who sent discreet signals on her laundry line. The Culper Ring is a subject of focus in the first episode of The History Channel's new three-part docuseries 'America: Our Defining Hours', which unravels the adverse history of America in dramatized sequences and expert interviews. [Read more: Pinto/MEAWW/5July2020]

Book Review: Richard Samuels' ‘Special Duty'. MIT Political Science Professor Richard Samuels' Special Duty: A History of the Japanese Intelligence Community is important for people in the field of Japanese history to read because it's a real entry into the same materials from a completely different framework. This makes the book a nice source of candid analysis from the intelligence side of things.

The book acts as an introduction to intelligence work and a history of its development in Japan. The opening chapter lays out the types of intelligence operations (collection, analyzing, policy, etc.) as well as things like oversight. The last chapter goes over these again to rate how Japan has handled them. The history starts with Japan becoming an empire, using private intelligence operations for supporting local uprisings and then attempting to colonize what was left (with varying results). Then Samuels details intelligence's underdevelopment by the military regime. Most of the history is about post-war Japan and its attempts to build a domestic version of the CIA.

Despite improvements, Samuels believes Japan needs its own domestic intelligence agency like the CIA to defend itself against modern threats and a reform of the bureaucracy which has slowed down information sharing. Special Duty, in its attempt to argue for the reorganization of Japanese intelligence, finds three major causes of its impediment: norms, opposition, and the community’s own legacy. The best way to discuss this book is to engage with how it develops the ideas of these goals and impediments. [Read more: Morris/InternationalPolicyDigest/2July2020]

How Does Russia Define High Treason and State Secrets? On July 7, 2020, former Kommersant journalist Ivan Safronov was charged with treason. He is reportedly suspected of collecting information about Russia's military and national defense, and then transmitting the data to intelligence agents in a NATO member state. The case against him could be tied to a story he authored in March 2019 about Russia signing a contract to supply Egypt with Su-25 fighter jets. It's been nearly 20 years since a journalist in Russia has been charged with treason. The last reporter prosecuted for this crime was Grigory Pasko, who was convicted in 2001 of high treason under Criminal Code Article 275.

Meduza first published the text below in February 2015 in connection with the case against Svetlana Davydova, a woman in Vyazma who was charged with treason for informing Ukrainian diplomats about Russian troop movements toward the Ukrainian border. Davydova's case was closed in March 2015. We are republishing this text in light of Ivan Safronov's arrest. [Read more: Meduza/7July2020]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Can Our Ballots Be Both Secret and Secure? Near the end of last year, I met Josh Benaloh, a senior cryptographer at Microsoft, in a conference room in Building 99 on the company's sprawling campus, in Redmond, Washington, to talk about a fundamental problem with American elections. When we vote, we take it on faith that our ballots have been recorded - and recorded correctly. This is not always the case. In 2015, in Shelby County, Tennessee, hundreds of votes that were cast in predominantly African-American precincts disappeared somewhere between the polling place and the final tally. Where they had gone, and why, remains a mystery, because the ballots were cast on a touch-screen voting machine that did not provide a paper record. In 2018, three thousand votes went missing during a Florida recount. The next year, eight hundred uncounted ballots were found in a storage closet in Midland, Texas, after a hotly contested school-bond vote. To prevent these types of errors, Benaloh said, "You could, in theory, sign your name on your ballot and watch it go through the system." In actual elections, however, that is precisely what is not supposed to happen. Our ballots are secret; after we drop them in the ballot box, they are, literally, out of our hands. [Read more: Halpern/TheNewYorker/7July2020]

Too Many Spies: "Ungrateful Bulgaria" in the Eyes of Russian Media.
Tensions in relations between Russia and Bulgaria have risen in recent months. As in the case of the Czech Republic today (and Poland two years ago), this is due to conflict over monuments and memorial sites dedicated to the Red Army. Attempts were made to damage them: in the town of Dobrich, near Plovdiv, and in the Lozenets district in Sofia.

These cases prompted a wider conversation amongst the Bulgarian public on the location of these monuments and their sociocultural significance. And, of course, an important external actor has not been passive in the matter: Russia immediately engaged with these events, framing itself as a victim, as it has in previous instances. At the same time, it seeks to be seen as an arbitrator.

The controversy over the fate of the monuments was based on the current state of Russian-Bulgarian relations, which now include espionage scandals involving Russian diplomats, suspected murders committed by members of the Russian secret service, the activities of the domestic pro-Russian lobby and, in recent days, a growing controversy about shared cultural influences. [Read more: Mesežnikov/VisegradInsight/7July2020]

Unpacking the National Intelligence Council's Memo on Russian Bounty Operation. Over the July 4 weekend, the New York Times reported that Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe has produced a memorandum that, on the one hand, acknowledges the assessment by the CIA and National Counterterrorism Center that Russia paid bounties to the Taliban to kill American service members but, on the other hand, may seek to cast doubt on this assessment to serve the White House's political purposes. According to the Times, concerns about politics infecting the process stem from the timing and the reported content of the three-page Sense of the Community Memorandum (SOCM), a product of the National Intelligence Council (NIC), which reports directly to the DNI. The Times also quotes former intelligence officials who express concerns about the potential politics at play. One of those former officials served as chair of the NIC, and another was the predecessor to one of us as director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Based on what has been reported by the Times and other outlets, we share their concerns.

That's a painful conclusion to put forward as it would mean the country's top intelligence official is manipulating intelligence processes for political purposes in the context of a direct threat to American service members' lives. That we even have to ask the question of whether this intelligence is being politicized is a measure of how far from normal business we have strayed in recent years.

So, why the concern over the SOCM product? [Read more: Rasmussen&Goodman/JustSecurity/5July2020]


Section IV - Research Requests, Obituaries, Jobs

Research Requests

Intelligence Analysts -- Help Your Profession
ONET Data Collection Program (Occupational Information Network, www.onetonline.org) is working on this ongoing project to provide updated occupational information to the public, and are currently updating the classification of Intelligence Analysts.
If you are an Intelligence Analyst, ONET would like to call upon you to learn more about this work and provide necessary updates to the ONET resource. The aggregate results of this research are used to update information about this work at the O*NET Database for the millions of people who access it for career exploration and job analysis.

Intelligence Analysts - Gather, analyze, or evaluate information from a variety of sources, such as law enforcement databases, surveillance, intelligence networks or geographic information systems. Use intelligence data to anticipate and prevent organized crime activities, such as terrorism.

To participate contact Matt Robinson, O*NET Business Liaison, Research Triangle Institute, Phone: 919-926-6617 or email him at mrobinson@onet.rti.org. More info at www.rti.org; https://onet.rti.org; www.onetcenter.org; and www.doleta.gov/programs/onet.

Obituaries

Carol Aitken, CIA Case Officer
Carol Schiefelbein Aitken, 90, CIA Case Officer, died in Reston, VA on 25 June 2020 of complications of a fall.
Carol was born in Minneapolis, MN and grew up in Durand, WI. She graduated from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN, in 1951 and was awarded a post-graduate scholarship from the French government to study at the Université de Poitiers and teach at the Lycée des Jeune Filles in Poitiers, France, for a year. Upon her return, Carol taught for several years at Minnetonka High School in Minnesota before moving to Washington, DC, to try for a career with the Department of State. Instead, in June 1957, she married Robert D. Aitken with the CIA, and they moved to their first post in Bangkok, Thailand. In the course of Robert's distinguished Agency career, she also lived in Libya, Senegal, Britain, Tanzania, Belgium, and Turkey. Ultimately, Carol herself worked as a Case Officer at CIA before retiring.
She was an avid bridge player and loved to garden. She had wonderful friends and a long and interesting life.
She is survived by two brothers, two daughters, a grand-cat Minx, and other family.
Services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Edward Burkhalter, Navy Vice Admiral and Deputy Director, DIA
Edward Allen Burkhalter Jr, Vice Admiral, USN(Ret), 91, who served on nuclear submarines early in his career and later held high-ranking intelligence positions, including as an adviser to the CIA, died 1 July 2020 at a hospital in Annapolis, MD. The cause of death was a heart attack and complications of suspected COVID-19.
Burkhalter was born in Roanoke, AL. After a year at Auburn University in Alabama, Burkhalter entered the Naval Academy, graduating in 1951.
He entered the Navy's submarine corps and was among the first generation of sailors in the nation's nuclear-powered submarine fleet in the late 1950s.
As navigator of the USS Seadragon, he had a major role in planning the submarine's route as it made its way past Greenland, then through the Northwest Passage in the Arctic Ocean. The nuclear-powered Seadragon made international news in 1960 when it became the Navy's third submarine to reach the North Pole and the second, after the USS Skate, to ascend to the surface at the top of the world.
Adm. Burkhalter later served aboard other submarines, including a tour in the late 1960s as commander of the Skate. He had a planning role in a top-secret program in the early 1970s, Operation Ivy Bells, in which U.S. military and intelligence units attached listening devices to undersea Soviet communication cables. From 1974 to 1976, Adm. Burkhalter was commander of a submarine squadron at a now-defunct U.S. naval base on the Italian island of Sardinia.
He spent the rest of his military career at the Pentagon as an intelligence officer, including as Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. From 1981 to 1986, he was the chief military liaison to CIA director William J. Casey, who was a close friend.
Adm. Burkhalter had a key role in preparing intelligence agency budgets before retiring from the Navy as a three-star admiral in 1986. His decorations included the Defense Distinguished Service Medal and the Legion of Merit.
Following his military career, he operated a consulting firm, Burkhalter Associates, that held contracts with the Defense Department and CIA. He was also board chairman of SteelCloud, a technology and security company based in Northern Virginia. He retired in 2012.
Al was an athlete, musician, Eagle Scout, and faithful Christian.
His marriage to Elizabeth Johnstone ended in divorce. His second wife, Rebecca Robinson Lloyd, the widow of a Navy officer who died in a submarine mishap, died in 2016 after 44 years of marriage. Adm. Burkhalter adopted her five children.
Survivors include five children from his first marriage, and six children from his second marriage, and other family.
A public memorial service will be held at the Naval Academy at a later date.

Mary D'Imperio, NSA Cryptographer and Author
Mary Evelyn D'Imperio, 90, an NSA cryptographer, died 28 May 2020 in Springfield, VA.
Ms. D'Imperio had degrees in comparative philology and classics from Radcliffe College, where she graduated magna cum laude, and structural linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa at Radcliffe in 1950.
She was introduced to the problem of the Voynich Manuscript by John Tiltman in 1975. She wrote several books and journal articles about the manuscript. These include 'The Voynich Manuscript: An Elegant Enigma', 'The Voynich Manuscript: A Scholarly Mystery', and 'An Application of Cluster Analysis and Multiple Scaling to the Question of "Hands" and "Languages" in the Voynich Manuscript'.
According to a 1976 introduction by Vera Filby: "Her career has been with the government since 1951. She is a linguist and cryptanalyst, but thinks of herself mainly as a computer programmer."
Between 1960 and 1962, Ms. D'Imperio created the TEMAC (Text Macro Compiler) language for processing text. From 1987 to 2006, she was a frequent contributor to North American Breeding Bird Survey reports.
Mary retired from a career with the National Security Agency.

Richard Lacey, NSA Supercomputer Expert
Richard Paul Lacey, 75, NSA Supercomputer Expert, died 5 June 2020 in Chapel Hill, NC of acute leukemia.
He was born in Omaha, NE and raised in Arlington, VA with a three-year stint in Frankfurt, Germany with his parents.
He earned his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth and master's from Stanford University, both in Mathematics.
Richard had a long and illustrious career with the National Security Agency spanning 44 years including one year as a Congressional fellow on Capitol Hill. His specialty was software programming for special purpose devices and leading edge research in new supercomputer technology. Easily approachable and incredibly supportive, he was widely respected as an inspiring leader and mentor. His co-workers recall his honest comments and probing questions. He constantly strove to improve on the already superior job he was doing. He retired from NSA in 2011 and came back as a retired annuitant.
He is survived by his wife Joy Lacey, a brother and sister, and other family.
A private burial was held at Judea Reform Cemetery.

Bill Stewart, NSA Linquist
William Grant Stewart, 88, an NSA Linguist, died 21 June 2020 in Rockville, MD.
Bill was born on a farm west of Stockton, KS. He graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Modern Language and served in the US Army as a corporal in the Military Police during the Korean War. He spent a long career with the NSA having learned Arabic and was stationed at various times in Lebanon, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, and England until his retirement in 1994.
Bill was an important mentor to many neophyte linguists, giving valuable insights beyond just language concerns.
He is survived by his second wife Anna Gragnani, four children, and other family. His first wife, Joan, had died.
A memorial service will be held at a future date to be announced.

Andy Wilkinson, Director of the Defense Mapping Agency
Edward Anderson Wilkinson Jr, RADM, USN(Ret), 86, Director, Defense Mapping Agency, died 23 May 2020 at his home in Alabama.
Andy graduated from the Naval Academy in 1955 and earned his Wings of Gold. His 34 years of service included patrol aviation anti-submarine warfare, teaching at the Naval Academy, commanding two patrol squadrons and two major commands, and directing the Defense Mapping Agency.
Afterward, he was an executive vice president at Intergraph Corporation for 21 years.
A devout Christian, he was an active volunteer and friend to all who knew him
Survivors include his wife, Sondra, three sons, and other family. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Parker.
A memorial service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.


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....

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

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 2 - 3 pm EDT - Virtual - CISA Webinar on COVID-19 Response: Lessons Learned on Cybersecurity and Resilience in a Pandemic

CISA - Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency asks that you join them, the Regional Consortium Coordinating Council, and the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Coordinating Council for a webinar on cybersecurity and resilience lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has forced state and local governments to rapidly change how they operate and adapt to a volatile new environment. Next Wednesday, join state, local, and federal government officials as they discuss lessons learned thus far about securing our communities during a pandemic -- including protecting our remote workforce and defending against cyber criminals and phishing campaigns.
Registration required. Please do so here.

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 6 pm EDT - Teleconference - NIP July Virtual Speaker Series features Scott Bray, Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence

Naval Intelligence Professionals host Scott W. Bray, Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence (N2N6I) and Director, Naval Intelligence Activity, for this Teleconference. The topic is: "A Senior Leader perspective on returning to Naval Intelligence from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the role and mission of the Naval Intelligence Activity."
Bray's biography is here.
AGENDA: • RDML (Ret.) Cothron welcoming remarks and introduction of Mr. Bray; • Mr. Bray's remarks; • Q & A moderated by CAPT (Ret.) Bob Allen: Please email questions before or during teleconference to: bob_allen36@hotmail.com.
TIMES: 1800/6PM EDT; 1500/3PM PDT; 1200/12PM HST
Format: Teleconference
Dial in: (425) 436-6200
Access Code: 571920
(Please sign in beginning 15 min prior to start; do not choose "host," and MUTE your phone.)

The International Spy Museum has reopened to visitors. Click image below to explore exhibits and ticketing.

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/

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

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.



AFIO Mug with color glazed logo. Made in America. 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.

Available as a thank you for donations are the new AFIO logo face masks:

These soft, form-fitting, washable, non-medical grade fabric face masks have wide behind-the-ear elastics to make long periods of wear comfortable. Also easier to quickly put on or take off. Blue on outside, white inside. The masks do not have a nose wire but are sculpted, shaped, and sewn to fit most users. The all-cloth composition allows the masks to be washed or steam-disinfected without concerns over metal wires. The color logo is washable and a permanent part of the mask.

The masks, however, are not for sale. They are being offered strictly as a thank you gift to our donors.
For tax-deductible donations of $50 you will receive a receipt and our thank you gift of two of these newly-arrived face masks.
Donations of $100 receive four masks to be sent to the same address. Other amounts and split-shipments are available.
To donate now to support AFIO's programs and publications, please do so here.

We wish all members and donors continued good health, safe social distancing, and warmly appreciate any support you are able to provide the association.


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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