AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #30-20 dated 28 July 2020

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Section IV - Research Requests, Jobs, Obituaries

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Section V - Events

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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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It requires a quick preapproval process described here to all newly joined and current AFIO members. And then allows you to purchase online their unusual logo'd gift items for self or colleagues. Here is the latest photo EAA released on July 21 featuring some of their newest items:

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.

AFIO Gift items for colleagues or self.

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There will be no Newsletter 4 August 2020. 
We will resume 11 August 2020.

Special Items for our members:

Who Lost Afghanistan?
Presentation 26 July 2020 by Dr Rothstein with the Westminster Institute's Director, Robert Reilly

Hy Rothstein recently retired from the faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Hy spent considerable time in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Philippines observing the conduct of those wars. Dr. Rothstein has written and edited books about Afghanistan — Afghanistan and the Troubled Future of Unconventional Warfare (2006) and Afghan Endgames – Strategy and Policy Choices for America's Longest War (Feb 2012), about Iraq — The Three Circles of War (2010), an anthology that explores the similarities between insurgency and gang violence — Gangs & Guerrillas (2011), a comprehensive volume on deception titled, The Art and Science of Military Deception (2013) and, Assessing War, which addresses the challenges of measuring success and failure during war.
Dr. Rothstein also served in the US Army as a Special Forces officer for more than twenty-six years. When not working, Hy single-hands his 40 foot sail boat on California's central coast.

Watch here Runs 55 minutes.
Read the transcript

Preparing State and Local Leaders for an Explosive Attack

Dept Homeland Security Science & Technology, Release Date: 23 July 2020

Explosives are a popular choice among terrorists for causing disruption, casualties and destruction. Although chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapons may cause much more damage, explosives can still be the first choice because they are relatively easy to make, transport and use. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) wants to make sure that state and local leaders have choices, too, by arming them with technology to plan for worst-case scenarios and mitigate the fallout of terrorist attacks.

"Explosives work and are effective weapons," said Dr. David Reed, a chemist at S&T's Chemical Security Analysis Center (CSAC). "The trade-off between difficulty to build and use versus the ability to cause harm is a decision that a terrorist probably considers. On the flip side, a decision-maker like a mayor might ask, 'What are the most damaging scenarios that can occur and how can I protect against them?' An analysis that considers the different buildings, explosive types, injuries and medical response can provide the information that begins to answer that question."(Article continues here...)

Election Fraud Concerns Continue - US Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain Announces Election Fraud Charges Against Former U.S. Congressman and Philadelphia Political Operative

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that former U.S. Congressman Michael "Ozzie" Myers, 77, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been charged by Indictment with multiple counts, including conspiring to violate voting rights by fraudulently stuffing the ballot boxes for specific Democratic candidates in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Pennsylvania primary elections, bribery of an election official, falsification of records, voting more than once in federal elections, and obstruction of justice. U.S. Attorney McSwain's video statement providing additional details about this case is available on the Office website here.

Specifically, Myers is alleged to have bribed the Judge of Elections for the 39th Ward, 36th Division in South Philadelphia, Domenick J. Demuro, in a fraudulent scheme over several years. Demuro, who was charged separately and pleaded guilty in May 2020, was responsible for overseeing the entire election process and all voter activities of his Division in accord with federal and state election laws.
The voting machines at each polling station, including in the 39th Ward, 36th Division, generate records in the form of a printed receipt documenting the use of each voting machine. This printed receipt, also known as the "results receipt," shows the vote totals, and the Judge of Elections and other Election Board Officials at each polling place attest to the accuracy of machine results. Full article continues here...
Follow-up article also appeared on Judicial Watch here... citing other recent cases in addition to Myers case above.

Long Hidden/Protected Secret Subsource for the Steele Dossier was not "Russian-based" as claimed in FISA but Steele's Drinking Buddy at Brookings Institution

Former British spy Christopher Steele, whose dirt-digging was financed by the Hillary Clinton campaign, based nearly all of his dossier allegations on information from one unidentified "primary subsource." The FBI didn't corroborate the Steele dossier's claims prior to its first application to surveil Mr. Page in October 2016, and it didn't get around to interviewing the source until nearly four months later. When agents finally got around to it, the source made clear that there was no factual basis to the dossier's claims. —WSJ
Researcher on Russian politics wanted FBI to keep his identity secret. The primary source for Christopher Steele's unverified dossier has been revealed as a US resident who once co-wrote a research paper showing Russian President Vladimir Putin plagiarized his dissertation. A lawyer for Igor Danchenko, 42, confirmed to The New York Times that his client — a former Brookings Institution senior research analyst in Washington, DC, and not a "Russian-based" source (as originally claimed by FBI in FISA warrant) — provided the information to Steele, the British former spy whose dossier was used by the FBI to obtain wiretaps of Carter Page, the former Trump campaign adviser.
(Articles continue at NYTimes here... and at Fox News here...and at WSJ here and "The FBI's Dossier Deceit" here.)
Source was originally identified by this researcher/blogger.

Chinese National, Military Officer Who Hid Background, Worked for Univ of California Davis Arrested

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District of California released on Friday, July 24, 2020 the statement on the arrest of Juan Tang. Juan Tang, a Chinese national and former researcher at the University of California at Davis, was recently taken into federal custody by the FBI on an arrest warrant and complaint that were filed on June 26, and unsealed on July 20. Tang is scheduled to make an initial appearance in Sacramento on July 27 at 2:00 PM. The unsealed arrest warrant and complaint may be viewed here.

Newly Released, Overlooked, or Forthcoming Books

Bunker: Building for the End Times
by Bradley Garrett
(Scribner, Aug 2020)

Since prehistory, bunkers have been built as protection from cataclysmic social and environmental forces, and as places of power and transformation. Today, the bunker has become the extreme expression of our greatest fears: from pandemics to climate change, to social upheal and nuclear war. And once you look, it doesn't take long to start seeing bunkers everywhere.

Urban explorer and cultural geographer Garrett explores the global and rapidly growing movement of 'prepping' for social and environmental collapse, or Doomsday. From the 'dread merchants' hustling safe spaces in the American mid-West to eco-fortresses in Thailand, from geoscrapers to armoured mobile bunkers, A reflection on our age of disquiet and dread and the places we run to for shelter and safety.

Bunkers are all around us: in malls, airports, gated communities, the vehicles we drive. It's in our minds in a world that seems hostile, foreign, and lethal.

Book may be ordered here.

The Apocalypse Factory: Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Ages
by Steve Olson
(W. W. Norton & Company, Aug 2020)

Narrative of scientific triumph and the unimaginable, world-ending peril it brought.

Fearing that the Germans would be the first to weaponize the atom, the US marshaled brilliant minds and seemingly inexhaustible bodies to find a way to create a nuclear chain reaction with unimaginable explosive power.

It would begin with plutonium, the first element ever manufactured by humans. In a matter of months, a city designed to produce this dangerous material arose from the desert of eastern Washington State. Plutonium powered the bomb that dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. And the work of Glenn Seaborg, Enrico Fermi, and hundreds of thousands of others—the physicists, engineers, laborers, and support staff of the Hanford Nuclear Facility—would remain the basis of the entire US nuclear arsenal during the Cold War and into the present.

With a blend of scientific clarity and human stories, Olson provides a dramatic story of human achievement—and hubris—to a new generation.

Book may be ordered here.


How to Be a Fascist: A Manual
by Michela Murgia; translated by Alex Valente
(Penguin Books, Aug 2020)

The first and only guide to turning your 21st century democracy into a fascist paradise.

Democracy is difficult, flawed and unstable. It involves barely distinguishable political parties taking part in lengthy, overcomplicated and expensive decision-making processes. Trying to engage so many people with political issues seems to lead only to complexity and disagreement. So why bother? Doesn't fascism guarantee a more effective and efficient management of the state?

In this short, bitingly ironic mixture of On Tyranny and The Psychopath Test, Italian political activist Michela Murgia explores the logic that is attracting increasing numbers of voters to right-wing populism. Far from its origins in the 20th century, fascism is once again on the rise in an age of increased connectivity and globalism. Murgia shows how many of the elements of our society that we might think would combat closed-mindedness and xenophobia actually fan the flames. Closing with a "fascistometer" to measure the reader's own authoritarian inclinations, this is a refreshingly direct, polemical book that asks us to confront the fascisim in our governments, in our societies, and in our own political leanings. Pushkin publishing's Fascistometer Q&A test/game available online here.

Book may be ordered here.


Turkey's Top Intelligence Agency Opens New Compound in Istanbul. The National Intelligence Organization's (MIT) new Istanbul Regional Directorate opened Sunday with an inauguration ceremony presided over by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The MIT Istanbul Regional Directorate compound, one of MIT's most important units, was built in Maslak financial neighborhood in Sarıyer district to meet the agency's ever-growing staff capacity and increasing fields of activity.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Erdoğan said the agency's new building in Istanbul would empower MIT further, at a time when information has become one of the most effective security issues. [Read more: DailySabah/26July2020]

South Korea: Moon Appoints National Intelligence Service Chief. President Moon Jae-in appointed Park Jie-won, a former lawmaker, as head of the National Intelligence Service on Tuesday, Cheong Wa Dae said.

The move came a day after Park went through the National Assembly‘s confirmation hearing.

Park's tenure is to begin Wednesday, according to Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Kang Min-seok. [Read more: Yonhap/28July2020]

MI6 Apologises After Attempt to Interfere With Intelligence Court. Officers from MI6 attempted to persuade Britain's most secret court, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), not to consider sensitive documents provided in a case about crimes committed by undercover agents.

Two members of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) telephoned the secretary of the tribunal asking her not to share documents disclosed by the independent watchdog with the tribunal president and its members, which include current and former judges.

MI6 attempted to intervene to prevent documents being disclosed to the court in a legal battle between four non-government organisations (NGOs) and the government over guidance known as the "third direction", which allows MI5 to authorise informers to commit serious crimes, potentially including murder or torture.

The case raises serious questions about attempts by intelligence agencies to influence the Investigatory Powers Tribunal and the Investigatory Powers Commissioner's Office (IPCO), an independent watchdog which has oversight of the intelligence services. [Read more: Goodwin/ComputerWeekly/27July2020]

Turkish, Egyptian Intelligence Services Vie for Influence in Libya. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared recently that his country's intelligence work on Libyan soil was able to halt the ground progress of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) while security sources in Cairo told The Arab Weekly that Egyptian intelligence was aware of the smallest details of what was happening in the western side of Libya, which is controlled by the Turkey-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj.

Statements by the two parties confirm the obvious intensification of intelligence activity by Ankara and Cairo over Libya.

The Turkish president underlined "the importance of the intelligence apparatus for the state, as it constitutes a cornerstone for keeping the state standing." [Read more: TheArabWeekly/28July2020]

Houston Consulate One of Worst Offenders in Chinese Espionage, Say U.S. Officials. China's Houston consulate, which is due to be closed on Friday, has been one of the worst offenders in terms of Chinese espionage in the United States and its actions went well over the line of what was acceptable, senior U.S. officials said on Friday.

The United States ordered the consulate closed this week, leading China to retaliate on Friday by telling Washington to shut its consulate in the city of Chengdu, as relations between the world's two largest economies deteriorate.

In a briefing for journalists, a senior State Department official linked espionage activity at the Houston consulate to China's pursuit of research into a vaccine for the new coronavirus. [Read more: Reuters/24July2020]


National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Wants More Intelligence. A recent broad agency announcement from the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency seeks fresh ways for industrial and academic researchers to help the agency take on hard problems. It's celled Boosting Innovative GEOINT Research BAA, or Big R. For what's going on, the NGA's research director, Dr. Cynthia Daniell, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin. [Read or listen: Temin/FederalNewsNetwork/27July2020]

Security Clearance News Update: Don't Weed Yourself Out of Federal Employment. It's our second 'summer fun' edition of the security clearance news update. In our last conversation about summer fun, we advised you about how to navigate vacation rentals and overseas travel as a security clearance holder. This week, we're telling you not to have too much fun this summer if you'd like to obtain a government job next year.

In an op-ed written by Charles Allen, a 47-year veteran of the CIA and legend within the intelligence community, he notes the continued difficulty for young people interested in pursuing government careers but with recent drug use in their background. Among the issues is the current disparity in adjudicating prior drug use between agencies. The CIA and National Reconnaissance Office are known for requiring a one-year period of abstaining from drugs, including marijuana. The FBI runs an even tighter ship, with a three-year period of abstinence typical. [Read more: Kyzer/ClearanceJobs/28July2020]

DoD, IC Juggling Telework, Workforce Flexibilities to Accomplish Classified Work. Every agency has struggled with how to adapt to the maximum telework environment the federal government has been operating under since March, but most have had the good fortune not to have to worry about how to handle classified materials. Those that aren't so lucky have had to perform a kind of juggling act to ensure their employees' safety from the coronavirus while also guaranteeing that the work that needs to get done gets done.

At the Defense Department, only about 5% of the workforce teleworked before the coronavirus pandemic began, according to Peter Ranks, DoD's deputy chief information officer for the Information Enterprise. That translates to between 90,000 and 100,000 people per day - still comparatively a rather large figure. And very few of those were doing classified work, limited primarily to pilot programs focusing on niche projects.

Now DoD has around 960,000 people on its Commercial Virtual Remote (CVR) collaboration environment. [Read more: Thornton/FederalNewsNetwork/23July2020]

What's Spying Like in the Real World? From Carrie Matthison to Maxwell Smart, we've seen spying portrayed on tv and in movies. But what's espionage like in real life? We found out this morning when we spoke with James Olson, a Professor of Practice at the Bush School of Government of Texas A and M University and a former chief of counterintelligence at the CIA. For THIRTY ONE YEARS he was engaged in espionage and covert action work under cover for the CIA, so he has definitely been there and done that.

Who do you think is most active when it comes to spying on the United States? Russia? China? How big of a problem is it? What about our upcoming elections? Could you be recruited by a foreign government to sell out your own country? As if that wasn't enough, what television show most accurately portrays what the world of espionage and spy tradecraft is really like?

All of those questions and more will be answered when you listen to our conversation from this morning. [Listen here: Tucker/WWL/27July2020]


The Russia Report: How to Balance Social Media and National Security?  The Russia report* confirms that the UK is a target for online political interference by the Russian State, but it exposes a gaping hole in the ability of the UK authorities to tackle the problem. It paints a worrying picture of the intelligence agencies abrogating their responsibility to protect the discourse and processes of the UK against the activities of foreign powers. Despite the known interference on social media, including with the 2016 referendum, there seems to be little understanding of what happened or what to do about it.

The Russia report was published on 21 July by the UK Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee, which has statutory responsibility for oversight of the UK Intelligence Community, after a delay of many months. The release follows a petition to get it into the public domain.

It describes Russia as a highly capable cyber actor, a hostile State that is targeting the UK with campaigns to undermine our democratic discourse by either promoting its own agendas, or simply by sowing confusion. It is covertly using online methods, including on social media platforms, to spread false, distracting and distorting narratives. Specific tactics include bots and trolls, and the use of State-owned international media that typically generate high levels of influence, with social media posts attaining a high reach.

A point of concern raised in the report is that the UK's State security services claim that they are not responsible for tackling this hostile State interference. [Read more: Horton/LSE/28July2020]

Intelligence: Hiding In Plain Sight. Syria has been at war since the 2011 "Arab Spring" uprising and because of that over a third of the population has fled the country, including a growing number of people belonging to the Syrian government. That has created a bonanza for intelligence agencies, who can pay for secrets of the highly secretive Assad clan that has ruled Syria since the 1960s. Some of these secrets are headed for books while others will be locked away by foreign intel agencies. Some have become public and one of the more interesting collections are about the Syrian Branch 211, a division of the Military Intelligence Division that was responsible for uncovering Israeli electronic devices hidden in furniture, concrete, artificial rocks and many other unlikely locations.

Syria has long been a prime target for Israeli espionage and remains so today. Knowing who to spy on is just as important as teaching your case officers how to spy. Sometimes deciding who to keeps tabs on, or steal information from, can mean the difference between a successful operation and a ruined reputation that makes others unwilling to work with you.

Depending on the country and the circumstances, it is sometimes easy for a nation to decide who they should be spying on and stealing secrets from. [Read more: StrategyPage/26July2020]

Unusual Satellite Image Shows Russian Missile Launch In Arctic. U.S. Navy submarines have spent years shadowing Russian warships, hoping to snap photographs of missile tests through the periscope. It is the stuff of Cold War legends, taking intelligence, skill, courage and patience. Now by pure chance, a commercial satellite flying 488 miles above the Earth has captured exactly that. The unusual event took place in the Barents Sea, in Russia's arctic north. You can clearly see the yellow fireball as the missile erupts from its launch silo.

That the satellite captured the missile launch was freak chance. That open-source intelligence defense analyst Frank Bottema found it wasn't. Bottema and others have been watching Russia's Northern Fleet closely over recent weeks. They have racked up an impressive list of Russian Navy movements visible on free satellite imagery. Bottema found the missile test, 17 miles from the nearest land, because he knew where to look and what he was looking for. You can see it for yourself on Sentinel Playground at grid coordinates 70.09378, 32.75932 (70° 5'37.61"N, 32°45'33.55"E) on July 23.

While some of the other examples may have a greater intelligence value, such as a spy submarine with a payload on its back (likely a deep diving submersible riding piggy-back), this one is a once in a career find. [Read more: Sutton/Forbes/25July2020]

Five Eyes: Blurring the Lines Between Intelligence and Policy. The public aura around the decades-old "Five Eyes" intelligence sharing partnership between Australia, the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand has expanded rapidly since the name was first publicly acknowledged. In 2014, an Australian prime minister publicly referred to the "Five Eyes" for the first time. In 2016, the name first appeared in an Australian Defence White Paper. And in 2020, meetings between ministers from the five countries for, respectively, Defence, Foreign Affairs and Treasury, were first identified as "Five Eyes".

That looks like a natural evolution. Intelligence sharing fosters trust and provides the participants with a common operating picture. That creates a solid foundation for collective action.

But labelling these meetings as "Five Eyes" is mistaken and possibly counterproductive. It unnecessarily limits their membership and risks blurring the critical distinction between intelligence and policy. [Read more: Scott/TheInterpreter/27July2020]

Section IV - Research Requests, Jobs, Obituaries

Research Requests

Are You Interested in Joining the Women's Intelligence Network?

The Women's Intelligence Network (WIN) connects, supports, and promotes female scholars who work in the field of Intelligence Studies. WIN is hosted in Europe and the UK by the King's Intelligence Studies Group (KISG) and in North America by the North American Society for Intelligence History (NASIH).
The overall goal is to get more research by and on women promoted, supported, and elevated in the field of Intelligence Studies.
WIN organises brown-bag lunches with one of three overall themes: female scholar presenters; gender and intelligence research topics; topics centering on problems faced by women in their professional advancement.

GOALS: WIN awards the annual Polly Corrigan Prize for the best publication in Intelligence Studies by a female author. It runs a (wo)mentoring programme for emerging female scholars. It aims specifically to support PhD students and early career researchers in the critical moments after finishing the PhD. WIN meets regularly at conferences, such as at the annual conventions of NASIH, ISA, and others. At these meetings emerging and established scholars come together informally to network and share information on relevant conferences, research initiatives, and fellowships.
WIN also publishes gender-inclusive syllabi in Intelligence Studies. During a time when there is still a strong gender imbalance within the field of Intelligence Studies, WIN hopes to bring research by and on women to greater prominence within the field and the larger scholarly community.

To Join: Membership is free, and the network welcomes people of all gender identities and sexual orientations as members. If you are interested in becoming a member of WIN, you can send an email to with your current position, research interests, and email address. You will then be added to the mailing- and membership list.

Intelligence Analysts -- Help Your Profession
ONET Data Collection Program (Occupational Information Network, 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 More info at;;; and


Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. AND 4 - 6 p.m. EDT - virtual - Virtual Hiring Event by Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies offers the opportunity to continue to support the customer mission with the flexibility to enjoy your retirement.
We are looking for professionals with previous experience in the Intelligence Community to work on a long term, Raytheon primed program with countless benefits including:
• Desirable work locations in the Washington Metropolitan area; at sites that are easily accessible with ample parking
• Flexible schedules to allow for a wide-ranging work/life balance
• Both full time andpart time positions available (Minimum hours 24, Maximum hours 40)
• Benefits including Paid Time Off (PTO) as well as company 401(k) contributions and 100% vested on day ONE!
• Opportunity to continue to support the customer andability to maintain your current clearance level.
• Information Review and Release Analysis
• Case Manager for FOIA, Appeal or Privacy
• Litigation Case Management
• Quality Assurance
• Customer Management Support
• Administration Technician
• Review of Manuscripts and Resumes

RSVP for one of the two session that day. RSVP at this link for the 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 4th session. OR RSVP at this link for the 4-6 p.m. EDT Tuesday, August 4th session.
Click here for PDF Flyer of this announcement.

Referrals also Available!
Know someone who may be interested? Get paid for your referral even if you do not work for Raytheon. Refer them and receive a referral payment of $2,000 for each hire you refer.Refer someone today at this link.
For more information, you can also call us at 571.384.0630

Seeking Counterintelligence Cyber Instructors for JCITA at Quantico, VA

Operational Intelligence, LLC, an E3/Sentinel company is looking for Counterintelligence Cyber Instructors for JCITA at Quantico, VA.
Duties include creating courses and content to facilitate instruction of cyber methodologies for counterintelligence professionals.
Current DoD TS/SCI Clearance and accreditation from a CI Special Agent course required.
Please contact OI Lead Recruiter Stacey McKinney, C: 571-214-1992 or or E3/Sentinel Principle Rosanna Minchew,

Seeking Counterintelligence Surveillance Instructors for JCITA at Quantico, VA

Operational Intelligence, LLC, an E3/Sentinel company is looking for Counterintelligence Surveillance Instructors for JCITA at Quantico, VA to provide CI subject matter expertise for course development, instruction, and mentorship.
Current DoD TS/SCI Clearance and experience conducting discreet CI Surveillance and CI countersurveillance operations using DoD methodology required.
This position requires work after hours, weekend and travel within the NCR.
Please contact OI Lead Recruiter Stacey McKinney, C: 571-214-1992 or or E3/Sentinel Principle Rosanna Minchew,

Seeking Russian and Arabic linguist positions supporting DIA at Quantico, VA

Russian and Arabic linguist positions supporting DIA at Quantico, VA, available with Operational Intelligence, LLC, an E3/Sentinel company. Active TS/SCI required.
Please contact OI Lead Recruiter Stacey McKinney, C: 571-214-1992 or or E3/Sentinel Principle Rosanna Minchew,

Seeking Director, Intelligence Analysis Division (IAD), Intelligence Analyses Division, Alexandria, VA, Closing Date is 8/8/20

Enjoy challenging work and make important contributions to the Nation
The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a not-for-profit corporation that operates three Federally-Funded Research Centers (FFRDCs): the Systems and Analyses Center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense; the Science and Technology Policy Institute serving the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Science Foundation, and other offices and councils within the executive branch of the federal government; and the Center for Communications and Computing serving the National Security Agency. IDA provides objective analyses of national security issues and related national challenges, particularly those requiring extraordinary scientific, technical, and analytic expertise.
The Intelligence Analyses Division (IAD), one of eight research divisions within the Alexandria, VA-based Systems and Analyses Center (SAC), provides the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, and other departments and agencies objective, high-quality, responsive research and analyses across a wide array of critical intelligence issues and disciplines.
Apply Now. Additional details: Director, Intelligence Analysis

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 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 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 (

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.

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Ted Atkeson, National Intelligence Council, former AFIO Board

Edward Breed Atkeson, MG, US Army (Ret), PhD, 90, died 9 July 2020 in Ft Belvoir, VA of Alzheimer's disease.
Ted was born in Newport News, VA the second of three sons of a Rear Admiral. He attended Staunton Military Academy in Virginia from 1944 to 1947 where he was a member of the Howie Rifles in his junior and senior years. Following graduation, he was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he earned a BS degree. He later received his MBA from Syracuse University, and a PhD from the University of Luton, England. He was also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and The U.S. Army War College, Class of 1969.
During his distinguished career, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, U.S. Army Europe, and was later a member of the National Intelligence Council under the Director of Central Intelligence. He also served with the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State, and as a commander of the U.S. Army Concepts Analysis Agency.
He received numerous decorations including The Army Distinguished Service Medal and was twice awarded The Legion of Merit. He retired from the Army in 1984.
General Atkeson was a fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University from 1973 to 1974 as well as a senior fellow with the Association of the U.S. Army's (ASUSA) Institute of Land Warfare and a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He served on AFIO's Board from 2001 to 2004. On December 12, 2011, Major General Atkeson was honored by the U.S. Army War College Foundation as an Outstanding Alumnus of the War College for significant and lasting contributions through continued service to his country. General Atkeson was a prolific writer and speaker on military affairs, having contributed over 100 articles to military journals and other professional publications. AFIO published his article "The William Casey I Knew" in our Spring 2008 edition of Intelligencer.
He also authored four books including: The Final Argument of Kings: Reflections of the Art of War (1988); A Military Assessment of the Middle East 1991-1996 (1992); The Powder Keg: An Intelligence Officer's Guide to Military Forces in the Middle East 1996-2000 (1996); and, A Tale of Three Wars (1997).
His family and friends will remember him as an avid tennis player who enjoyed a friendly competition, summers in Cape Cod swimming and sailing, his lifelong love of dogs, and as a loyal parishioner and usher at St. John's Episcopal Church. His favorite hobbies included painting and being the all around "Mr. Fix-it."
Ted was predeceased by his first wife, Mary "Sally" Donovan Atkeson. Survivors include his wife, Eve McClure Atkeson, a son, a daughter, and a brother. The memorial service at St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, DC and burial at Arlington National Cemetery will be announced as soon as possible.

Haru Fisher, Contract Agent for CIA's IOD

Robert Charles Fisher, 90, editor, writer for Fodor, and early CIA Contract Agent for IOD, died 7 March 2020 in New York.
He was born in Burlington, IA and was a graduate of Southwest High, 1947. He was a graduate cum laude of Harvard College, and studied at Columbia University Law School and Tokyo University Graduate School of Law. During the Korean War, he served in the US Army's Counter Intelligence Corps in Japan and Korea, based in Hiroshima.
He was most proud of his work as a deep cover contract agent with the CIA's International Organization Division (IOD) in Asia, mostly in Japan. In Tokyo, he was an adviser to future Prime Minister Takeo Miki, and while a graduate student at Tokyo University, represented the US National Student Association in East and Southeast Asia, among other duties for the Agency. As a USNSA rep, he sought foreign student leaders for scholarships in the US, such as the one his group granted Kofi Annan, later Secretary-General of the United Nations. Serving 13 years with the CIA, he felt the IOD represented the best the CIA could provide, relying on cultural tools, not bullets or bombs, to accomplish its goals. He left the CIA after the assassination of President Kennedy and the disbanding of the IOD.
Later, while working as a travel writer and editor-in-chief of Fodor's travel guides, he served as president of the New York Travel Writers Association, the Society of American Travel Writers and its Foundation, and as vice-president of the International Association for Medical Assistance for Travellers charity. He was also General Editor of the Crown series of guidebooks, and published the Fisher Annotated Travel Guides for ten years as well.
He was a member of the American Club of Tokyo, the Harvard Club of New York City and the Victory Services Club of London.
He was preceded in death by his partner of 33 years, Harukuni Nishizawa of Tokyo, and two sisters and a brother. He is survived by three cousins, two nephews, a niece, and other family.

Stu Hanlein, CIA Scientist for Space Shuttle Program

Stuart Lamar Hanlein, 82, a CIA-NASA Scientist for Space Shuttles, died 17 July 2020 in Holly Springs, NC of complications of kidney disease and congestive heart failure.
He was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in Takoma Park, MD. He was part of the first graduating class of High Point High School in Beltsville, MD and received his BS in Aerospace Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1960 where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.
He began his career at the Naval Ordinance (NOL) Lab in Silver Spring, MD, and received his Master's Degree from the University of Maryland while at NOL. After Stu's tour in the Army, President Kennedy lured him to NASA to work on the Man on the Moon Space Project where he had a distinguished career in the space program. Stu then was recruited by the CIA in 1981 and served as a Senior Scientist with the Space Shuttle Program.
Following his retirement, he served as a Senior Scientist with MRJ Consultants, Inc. and then as an Independent Contractor. In 2000, Stu and LaVetta moved to Knoxville, TN and then to Holly Springs, NC.
He is probably best known for his love of puzzles, cross-stitching, stamp collecting and antiquing. He also loved JHU Lacrosse, Tennessee Volunteers Football and Basketball, Baltimore Orioles, and was a lifelong Washington Redskins fan.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, LaVetta, a daughter and son, and other family.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Section V - Events


CANCELED: 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

The morning speaker was to 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 would have featured 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."

Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others

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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.


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.
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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.
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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.

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.

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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