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January 2011

Wednesday, 5 January 2011, noon - 1:00pm - Washington, DC - "Tories: Fighting for the King in America's First Civil War" - at the International Spy Museum

Not simply a struggle between independence-minded colonists and the oppressive British, the American Revolution was also a savage and often deeply personal civil war. Conflicting visions of America pitted neighbor against neighbor and Patriot against Tory on the battlefield, the village green, and even in church. Espionage played a central role, and America's people were forced to face deep questions of loyalty and betrayal. Join author Thomas B. Allen as he tells the story of the Tories, the other Americans, tracing their lives and experiences throughout the revolutionary period. He brings to life a time when the penalty for spying was death, when Philadelphia and New York City were Tory strongholds, and when Long Islanders were forced to swear an oath by the "Almighty and Tremendous God" not to "convey any intelligence" to the British.
WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC. Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Free! No registration required! Join the author for an informal chat and book signing.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - "Spies of the Civil Rights Movement" - at the International Spy Museum

"The informant, paid up to $200 a month, helped track King in the days before his murder."—Memphis Commercial Appeal, 12 September 2010
One of the most shocking aspects of the civil rights era are the spies, smear campaigns, and other dirty tricks the U.S. government used to infiltrate and discredit the movement and its leaders—especially Dr. Martin Luther King. Join Rick Bowers, author of Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement, for a fascinating, behind-the-scenes view of the operatives who infiltrated the movement in the 1950s and '60s. From the extensive, secret, anti-civil rights espionage program waged by the state of Mississippi after Brown vs. Board of Education to the clandestine FBI campaign against King, this overview of a disturbing chapter in domestic intelligence is essential for anyone interested in the rights of citizens in the face of government intrusion and oppression. Bowers draws upon once-secret investigative reports and exclusive interviews with both the spies and the spied-upon to lift the curtain on this shameful period.
WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC. Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Tickets: $12.50 per person To register visit: www.spymuseum.org

12 January 2011, 11:30 a.m. - Scottsdale, AZ - AFIO Arizona Chapter hosts Alfonso Sapia-Bosch on "The Use, Overuse, and Mis-use of Classified Information."

AFIO BulletDr. Sapia-Bosch devoted the bulk of his active career to dealing with Latin American political, economic, military and cultural issues. He was president of the Latin American Advisory Group, Ltd., a management advisory firm that did business in Latin America. He has been an adjunct professor of international studies at "Thunderbird," At present he is Senior Director for National Defense Technology and adjunct professor at the Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University.
He has long experience as a national security policymaker, analyst, collector, operational manager, inspector, counterintelligence officer, and coordinator; he served in the Army reserve as a strategic intelligence officer. Dr. Sapia-Bosch entered on duty in 1961 with the Central Intelligence Agency as a Latin American analyst. He was later appointed division chief supervising analysts working on Latin America and the Caribbean. As a senior member of the embassy country team, he supervised all intelligence gathering efforts, dealt with senior host country officials, including the president, and coordinated efforts with various U.S. military departments.
He will speak on "The Use, Overuse and Mis-use of Classified Information."
We all have experience in this arena and I would like to get a discussion going with the group after giving out some facts, some perceptions on how it was in the "old" days and what appears to have changed over the years. The WikiLeaks affair, is this a disaster or an opportunity? Some historical perspective: how many are cleared? Classified work; is all of it necessary or worthwhile. Does everyone need to know about almost everything? How about the "need to know." Is this still the rule or has it been abrogated in some way? What changes might be made to protect "real" secrets? Presentation will be unclassified. This event is being held at: McCormick Ranch Golf Club (7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85258 ~ Phone 480.948.0260). Meeting fees will be as follows: $20.00 for AFIO members, $22.00 for guests. For reservations or questions, please email Simone sl@4smartphone.net or simone@afioaz.org or call and leave a message on 602.570.6016.

15 January 2011, 2 p.m. - Kennebunk, ME - "TURKEY'S ROAD TO THE FUTURE" - at this AFIO Maine event.

AFIO BulletKutlay (Peter) Kaya, international trade specialist and consultant will be guest speaker at the January 15 meeting of the Maine Chapter of the Association for Intelligence Officers. Kaya will speak about Turkey's position in light of its political, military, and religious environment and how the outcome of the coming elections will affect Turkey's relationships in the Middle East and with the United States. Kaya is an international trade consultant and broker for over 30 companies on five continents. His previous experience includes positions with the Turkish government and two years in the Turkish Army. He has been in the United States since 1999. He is a graduate of 19 Mayis University in Samsun, Turkey. In 2003 he earned an M. A. degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Community House, 9 Temple Street, Kennebunkport, located directly across from the Kennebunkport Post Office, uphill from the municipal parking lot. For information call 967-4298.

Thursday, 20 January 2011, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO - Credit Card Fraud - 'Tis the Season - the talk at the Rocky Mountain Chapter by the President of TLC Computer Repair, Jesus Damian

AFIO BulletDamian will speak on Credit Card Fraud (CCF). Credit cards are extremely vulnerable to fraud and are used extensively by terrorists. The Internet functions as a mechanism to steal credit card information through hacking, phishing, and other means. An elaborate multi-million dollar CCF scheme by Pakistanis in 2003, was terminated in the Washington, D.C. area. Hamas, Hezbollah and al-Qaeda are extensively involved in CCF. The surprise is how much money can be made at different levels of the schemes. To be held at the new location AFA... Eisenhower Golf Course Club House. Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net

20 January 2011 – San Francisco, CA – The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Steven Merrill, FBI.

AFIO BulletSSA Merrill will be speaking about the FBI's first response to the November 2008 Mumbai attacks. The meeting will be held at UICC, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco (between Sloat/Wawona): 11:30 AM no host cocktails; noon - luncheon. $25 member rate with advance reservation and payment; $35 non-member. E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi (please indicate pot roast or fish): afiosf@aol.com and mail check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578 Burlingame, CA 94011

20 January 2011, 12:30 - 2:30 pm - Los Angeles, CA - AFIO Los Angeles hosts their annual meeting

AFIO BulletThe AFIO LA-Area Chapters holds their annual chapter meeting at the LMU campus. Pizza lunch will be served, this meeting is open only to L.A. Area chapter members in good standing, no guests. The meeting will cover our objectives and chapter officer elections for 2011. Please RSVP via email AFIO_LA@yahoo.com if you plan to attend the annual meeting.

20 January 2011 - Arlington, VA - "Mexican Drug Wars" the topic at this Defense Intelligence Forum

The Forum meets at the Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA The speaker will be Colonel Sergio de la Peña (USA, Retired), who will speak on Mexican Drug Wars: A Practitioner's Perspective.
A former Foreign Area Officer, Colonel de la Peña has eighteen years' experience in Western Hemisphere affairs with emphasis on stopping growth and transport of drugs. He now is Director of Business Development for the Americas for Military Professional Resources, Incorporated. He most recently worked with the Mexican government on countering the drug trade's effect on Mexican security. As Northern Command International Affairs Division chief, he worked closely with Mexican counterparts to craft the theater's security engagement strategy. He served in the International Army Programs Directorate in Army Training and Doctrine Command, as Army Attaché in Venezuela, as Army Section Chief in the US Military Group-Chile, and as commander of the US Military Observer Group-Washington. Colonel de la Peña was born in Chihuahua, Mexico. He was commissioned in Air Defense Artillery and is both Airborne and Ranger qualified. He holds a BS from the University of Iowa and a Masters Degree in Military Arts and Science.

Make reservations by 12 January by email to diforum@verizon.net. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. For meal selections, choose among chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage with peppers, or pasta with portabello. Pay at the door with a check for $29 per person payable to DIAA, Inc. THE FORUM DOESN'T TAKE CASH! If you don't have a check, you'll have to have the restaurant charge your credit or debit card $29 and give us the restaurant's copy of the receipt when you check in.

Friday, 21 January 2011 - McLean, VA - AFIO National Winter Luncheon with The Honorable James R. Clapper, DNI

AFIO BulletRegister now for the Winter Luncheon featuring The Honorable James R. Clapper, Jr., Director of National Intelligence, speaking Off The Record at NOON Earlier that morning - at 11 a.m. - we will have E. J. Kimball, Director, Government Relations Strategic Engagement Group, Jorge Scientific Corp., on this important, multi-author new book, Shariah: The Threat to America. 3-Course Luncheon is served at 1 p.m. Check in for badge pickup at 10:30 a.m. Event closes at 2 p.m.
EVENT LOCATION: The Crowne Plaza, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, Virginia 22102
Driving directions here or use this link: http://tinyurl.com/8228kw
Registration is closed. Event has reached maximum capacity. 

Wednesday, 26 January 2011, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - "An Introduction to Geospatial Intelligence" - at the International Spy Museum

"GEOINT plays a critical role in virtually every Intelligence Community and Department of Defense mission ... "—Vice Admiral Robert B. Murrett, U.S. Navy
Geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) is a rapidly evolving building block of our national security. But what exactly is this high tech discipline that strives to reveal the ground truth? How is it being used to rapidly provide insights into the scope and range of human activity, explore natural features across physical terrain, accurately locate significant events and activities, and precisely measure details above, on, and underneath the Earth's surface. Keith J. Masback, president of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and former member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, leads this overview of GEOINT for the lay person. With the assistance of other experts in the field, he will reveal exciting current applications and explain how data collected by high resolution electronic sensors on satellites, remotely piloted aircraft, and ground vehicles is interpreted by analysts using sophisticated automated systems. Participants will learn basic techniques for extracting information from images, then using real-world problems and data, they will test their own skills as "geospatial intelligence analysts" to discover how GEOINT is transforming how we engage with our world.
WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC. Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Tickets: $15.00 per person To register visit: www.spymuseum.org

Friday, 28 January 2011, 6 pm - Washington, DC - Dr. Don Arthur, Surgeon General, USN(Ret) on "Medical Diplomacy" at the Institute of of World Politics

DONALD C. ARTHUR, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, Main Line Health, served 33-years in the USN culminating as 35th Surgeon General. As Surgeon General, he was responsible for delivery of medical and dental services to over 700,000 active duty service members and 2.6 million retirees and family members. His oversight included 28 hospitals, 266 free standing clinics, 4 regional support offices, 6 research centers in 4 countries, and an annual budget of approximately $5B.
Dr. Arthur has been the Chief Executive Officer of two medical facilities: the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, and the Naval Hospital in Camp Lejeune, NC. For five years, he was Chief of the Navy Medical Corps, responsible for personnel policies, recruiting, career planning, graduate medical education, research activities, and all other professional programs for the Navy's 6000 physicians.
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Please RSVP to kbridges@iwp.edu.

Sunday 30 January 2011, 6 pm - Lyndhurst, OH - AFIO N Ohio Buffet Dinner Meeting featuring COL John Alexander on "Geotransformational Trends and their Impact on the Practice of Intelligence"

AFIO BulletMeeting includes Election of Officers.
MEETING IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, AND WE URGE ALL N OHIO Chapter MEMBERS TO ATTEND. YOU MAY PAY YOUR 2011 CHAPTER DUES ($20 separate check or exact amount) AT THE DOOR!
AGENDA:"Election of Officers "Report on AFIO National Symposium "Speaker - COL John Alexander "Please submit additional proposed Agenda items to mgoldstein@afioohio.org as soon as possible.
WHERE: Bar Louie Lyndhurst Legacy Village Mall 24337 Cedar Road Lyndhurst, OH 44124 (216) 325-1120
COST: Chapter and AFIO Members and their guests $25.00; National AFIO Members and their guests $28.00 Non-Members $30.00
RSVP: Email to mgoldstein@afioohio.org or phone the names of those attending to 440-424-4071 RSVP's will be considered firm.
Reservation needed by January 24, 2011

Icon CalendarFebruary 2011

Tuesday, 1 February 2011, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - "The Next Decade: An Evening with George Friedman" at the International Spy Museum

Join Author George Friedman for his inside view on ten years that will set the course of the 21st century. In his new book The Next Decade, Friedman directs his penetrating gaze to the immediate future as a follow-up to his bestseller, The Next 100 Years.
George Friedman is the founder and chief executive officer of Stratfor, a private global intelligence firm. Friedman has access to the latest information and intelligence affecting the world today. By combining the insights from his dynamic intelligence network with his extensive background in geopolitical analysis, he is uniquely poised to forecast the events and challenges that will test America and the world in the coming decade.
WHERE: At the International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC. Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
TICKETS: $15 per person. To register: www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 2 February 2011, 6 pm - Las Vegas, NV - Lawrence Marino on "Are You A Target?" at AFIO LV Chapter Meeting.

AFIO BulletLawrence L. Marino, OCP, NSO OPSEC Manager, Security Awareness Supervisor, PAI Corporation
Contractor to the Nevada Site Office addresses the Roger E. McCarthy Las Vegas AFIO Chapter at Nellis Air Force Base Officers' Club. (Guest names must be submitted along with their birth date to me by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, January 27th. Please join us at 5 p.m. in the "Robin's Roost" bar area for liaison and beverages
OPSEC? OPSEC? We don't need no stinking OPSEC! There are many reasons you may be thinking this. Perhaps it's because you are retired or haven't dealt with intelligence information or classified in many years. Maybe it's because OPSEC only protects unclassified bits of information and all you've ever dealt with is SCI or codeword. Maybe it's because no one has ever really explained what OPSEC is really designed to do. I suggest that it may even be because you simply don't care about OPSEC or know what it can do to help you. Either way, we're gonna talk about OPSEC and what it can do for you regardless of which stage your career is in. You and I both know that each of you reading this and each of you present at this presentation is a target. The question now is; what can we do about it?
Mr. Marino is currently the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, Nevada Site Office Operations Security (OPSEC) Manager, where he dedicated 33 years to OPSEC, Intelligence Analysis, Communications Security and training.
Mr. Marino currently serves as President of the Operations Security Professionals Association (OSPA) Training Academy and is a current member of the OSPA Board of Directors and a past member of the OPSEC Professionals Society (OPS) Board of Directors. He is also the Chair of the Department of Energy Security Awareness Special Interest Group Steering Committee, President of his local Toastmasters Club and an OPSEC Certified Professional (OCP).
Dinner: You are welcome to arrive early and join us in the "Robin's Roost" bar area, inside the Officer's Club. The Robin's Roost has an excellent, informal dinner venue along with a selection of snacks. Water will be provided during the meeting, but you may also purchase beverages and food at the bar and bring them to the meeting. Once again, please feel free to bring your spouse and/or guest(s) to dinner as well as our meeting, but remember to submit your guest(s) names to me before the stated deadline above.
RSVP: If you are planning to attend the AFIO meeting on Wednesday, February 2, provide your name and birth date to Mary Bentley, Event Coordinator, at BentleyM@nv.doe.gov asap. Your info must arrive before 4 p.m., Thursday, January 27, 2011, to be included on Nellis access list. If you have guests, provide their name and DOB.
LOCATION: The Officers' Club at Nellis Air Force Base. All guests must use the MAIN GATE located at the intersection on Craig Road and Las Vegas Blvd. Address: 5871 Fitzgerald Blvd., Nellis AFB, NV 89191 Phone: 702-644-2582.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011, 10:15 am - Washington, DC - "China's Mole" at the International Spy Museum - Chinese-Americans Filching American Secrets

Former FBI Washington Field Office squad supervisor, Ivian C. Smith, author of Inside: A Top G-Man Exposes Spies, Lies, and Bureaucratic Bungling in the FBI, Smith will take you inside the case that revealed the CIA's leading Chinese linguist, Larry Chin, had been a spy for more than 30 years. Part of the Spy Museum's THE SPIES WITHIN: UNDERCOVER IN THE USA series. WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC. Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
TICKETS: $112 for all four programs on Feb 2, 9, 16, and 23. (must be purchased through the Smithsonian). To register or for more information, visit www.spymuseum.org

Monday, 7 February 2011, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - "Sex(pionage): Spies, Lies, and Naked Thighs" at the International Spy Museum

Anna Chapman "had a libido worthy of a James Bond femme fatale."—New York Post, 5 July, 2010
As Valentine's Day approaches, some lovers plan sensual dinners while others prepare to search their paramours' computer hard drives. Romantic surprises aren't always a good thing! And if you have something to hide you might just find yourself the victim of one of the oldest tricks of the trade: sexpionage. From ancient intrigues to Anna Chapman, spies, counterspies, and terrorists often conduct their undercover activities under the covers! International Spy Museum Board Member, retired FBI supervisory special agent, and owner/founder of the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies, David G. Major will reveal how seduction isused as a tool to attract and manipulate assets, to coerce and/or attempt to coerce and compromise targets, and to control spies in both reality and fiction. Major will tell all about the spies who stop at nothing to get their man—or woman! Guests will enjoy a Zola Choctini as they gather essential knowledge for any questionable or suspicious relationship.
Tickets: $25.00 per person, 18 and older only. Register at http://www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 8 February 2011, 5:00-6:00 p.m. - Hampton Roads, VA - The AFIO Chapter meets to plan 2011 events and other business.

AFIO BulletLocation: Tabb Library in York County. Main Meeting Room.
We will discuss chapter plans for the year and other business matters. Nonmembers are welcome.
Please rsvp: Melissa Saunders mwsaunders@cox.net
Directions to Tabb Library, York County
From Norfolk take I-64 West. Merge onto US-17 North via Exit 258B toward Yorktown. Follow US-17 North approximately 2.2 miles to Victory Blvd/VA-171 East. Turn right onto Victory Blvd/VA-171 East. Turn right at the next traffic light onto Hampton Hwy/VA-134 South. Turn right at the next traffic light onto Long Green Blvd. Tabb Library is on the immediate right. It is across the street from the Victory YMCA.
From Williamsburg take I-64 East. Merge onto Victory Blvd/VA-171 East via Exit 256B. Follow Victory Blvd/VA-171 East approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto Hampton Hwy/VA-134 South. Turn right at the next traffic light onto Long Green Blvd. Tabb Library is on the immediate right. It is across the street from the Victory YMCA.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011, 11:30 am - Tampa, FL - AFIO Suncoast Chapter luncheon features Florida State Rep. Kevin C. Ambler

AFIO BulletKevin C. Ambler (R) has served in the Florida State House of Representatives, District 47. District 47 is located in Northwest Hillsborough County. Representative Ambler attended Cornell University on a four-year Air Force ROTC scholarship where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in economics in 1983. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. In 1986, he received his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, California. Soon after, he was appointed as an Air Force judge advocate and assigned to the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, where he served for nearly 5 years in several positions including Chief of Claims, Chief of Legal Assistance, Chief of Military Justice and Chief of the Civil Law division. During this same time, he also was appointed by the U.S. Attorney General as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and was responsible for prosecuting criminal cases in federal court against civilians arising on MacDill AFB. Later, his responsibilities expanded to defending the United States in federal court in medical malpractice and personal injury cases arising under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Representative Ambler entered private practice and transferred to the Air Force Reserves in 1991. During his first year as a reservist, he was awarded the Harmon Award by the Air Force Judge Advocate General as the Most Outstanding Reserve Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force. Representative Ambler's other military decorations include the Air Force Achievement Medal, two Air Force Meritorious Service Medals, and two National Defense Services Medals.
Location: MacDill AFB Officer's Club.
Please RSVP no later than January 31st with the names of any guests to afiosuncoastvp@aol.com or mfshapiro@att.net or call (813) 995-2200 or visit on web at www.suncoastafio.org. Refer to the information "To attend our Meeting" for important details. Check-in at 1130 hours; opening ceremonies, lunch and business meeting at noon, followed by our speaker,
We have maintained the all-inclusive cost at $15. The cash wine and soda bar will open at 1100 hours for those that wish to come early to socialize.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011, 7:00pm - Washington, DC - "Secret History of History - Espionage in the Civil War" at the International Spy Museum

During the Civil War both sides used resources to conduct intelligence operations that would give their side an advantage. Despite the often disorderly nature of many of these efforts, significant successes included the use of Union codes which protected critical communications, and both sides effectively using agents to gather and report information.
Clayton D. Laurie, Historian, Center for the Study of Intelligence, CIA, Moderator
Ann Blackman, author of Wild Rose: Rose O'Neale Greenhow, Civil War Spy
Ken Daigler, former Case Officer in the Clandestine Service, CIA, and author of Black Dispatches: Black American Contributions to Union Intelligence During the Civil War
Donald E. Markle, author of Spies and Spymasters of the Civil War
The Spy Museum in partnership with the National Archives presents this program.
Free! No reservation required. Directions available at www.spymuseum.org

9 February 2011, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm- Miami, FL - FBI's INFRAGARD Invites AFIO Members to Security Seminar on Awareness, Preparedness and Reaction to Violent Attacks.

In light of the tragic event in Tucson on January 8, 2011, THE Infragard will be hosting a special seminar/meeting on the topic: Awareness, Preparedness and Reacting to Violent Attacks. Focus of the discussions and presentations will be: 1) The Threat, Implications and Needs. 2) Awareness: Educating and Training our Minds to Analytical Visualization. 3) PREVENTION: Avoidance and Mitigation 4) Private and Public Sectors 5) Panel and audience participation
Location: Florida International University (FIU) MAIN CAMPUS, Miami (Location College of Business Special Events Center)
The College of Business Complex is located closest to the 8 St & 112 Ave entrance. Please come in through the 8 St & 112 Ave entrance, make a right onto University Drive and follow the road until they reach PGP (Panther Parking Garage) on their right hand side.
Date: February 9th 2011 - Time: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
8:30-9:00 AM: Registration; 9:00-9:15 AM: Introductions; 9:15-10:30 AM: Joe Pinon's Presentation; 10:30-10:50 AM: Refreshments Break; 10:50-11:00 AM: FBI Recruitment; 11:00-12:00 AM: Dr. Lori Butts' Presentation; 12:00-12:30 PM: Questions and Answer to the Panel; 12:30 PM: Adjournment
RSVP as soon as possible to Agent Nelson Barbosa, Nelson.Barbosa@ic.fbi.gov, (954) 553-0341

Wednesday, 9 February 2011, 10:15 am - Washington, DC - "Israel's Controversial Spy" at the International Spy Museum - Jewish-Americans Stealing Secrets for Israel

Ron Olive, author of Capturing Jonathan Pollard, and the assistant special agent in charge of counterintelligence in the Washington Naval Investigative Service office when Pollard was arrested, will take you behind the scenes of this case and the ongoing controversy surrounding Pollard's imprisonment. Part of the Spy Museum's THE SPIES WITHIN: UNDERCOVER IN THE USA series.
WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC. Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
TICKETS: $112 for all four programs on Feb 2, 9, 16, and 23. (must be purchased through the Smithsonian) To register or for more information, visit www.spymuseum.org

Thursday 10 February 2011, noon - 2 pm - Washington, DC - Richard Kirkland on Tales of a Korean War MASH Pilot at The Returned & Services League of Australia (Arrive early as Kirkland's briefing will start at around 12:15).

Richard C. Kirkland flew 103 combat missions in P-38 and P-47 fighters with the famed "Flying Knight" squadron in the southwest Pacific during World War II. He flew one mission with Charles Lindbergh who was teaching fuel economy during the war. After World War II, Richard participated in the atomic bomb test "Operation Greenhouse." During the Korean War he flew 69 helicopter missions rescuing downed airmen from behind enemy lines and evacuating wounded to the 8055 MASH. After his military career he was a demonstration pilot for Hughes Aircraft where he later served in a management capacity. He documented his amazing experiences in sketches and paintings. After his retirement, these were published in magazines and five books. Richard C. Kirkland is a true aviation pioneer. * http://www.nasm.si.edu/events/eventDetail.cfm?eventID=2391&hp=u
Where –Amenities room, Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts, Ave NW * Valid ID required. Charge - $15.00, including buffet lunch and sodas. Alcoholic beverages- $2.00 each.
RSVP by noon on Wednesday February 9, 2010, to David Ward on 202-352-8550 or via e-mail at dmward1973@gmail.com
Attire : Business casual
Parking: There is no parking at the Embassy. There is paid public parking behind and under the Airline Pilots Association (17th and Mass) and at 1500 Mass. Ave NW

11 and 12 February 2011 - Orange Park, FL - The AFIO North Florida Chapter hosts FBI SAC Jax, James Casey, including tour of Jax FBI Field office

AFIO BulletIn conjunction with FBI SAC James Casey's presentation at the chapter luncheon being held Saturday, February 12, our Chapter President Baird has arranged a tour of the Jax FBI Field Office the day before -- 2:00 pm on Friday, February 11th. All participants must undergo an FBI background check and for that they need the following personal information: Full name, Social Security number, and date of birth. Rush this to Vince Carnes at ClanCairns2003@Yahoo.com or 352-332-6150 by email or by phone on or before Friday, January 28th. Additional restrictions: NO electronic devices, NO cell phones - leave these at home or in your car. A photo ID will be necessary for admittance. Tandy and I look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting, and remember that family and guests are cordially invited to either or both parts of this two day event: FBI visit and/or the luncheon. To attend the luncheon on the 12th, RSVP to Quiel at qbegonia@comcast.net or 904-545-9549

Tuesday, 15 February 2011, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - The International Spy Museum presents: "An Introduction to Geospatial Intelligence"

"GEOINT plays a critical role in virtually every Intelligence Community and Department of Defense mission ... "—Vice Admiral Robert B. Murrett, U.S. Navy
Geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) is a rapidly evolving building block of our national security. But what exactly is this high tech discipline that strives to reveal the ground truth? How is it being used to rapidly provide insights into the scope and range of human activity, explore natural features across physical terrain, accurately locate significant events and activities, and precisely measure details above, on, and underneath the Earth’s surface. Keith J. Masback, president of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and former member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, leads this overview of GEOINT for the lay person. With the assistance of other experts in the field, he will reveal exciting current applications and explain how data collected by high resolution electronic sensors on satellites, remotely piloted aircraft, and ground vehicles is interpreted by analysts using sophisticated automated systems. Participants will learn basic techniques for extracting information from images, then using real-world problems and data, they will test their own skills as “geospatial intelligence analysts” to discover how GEOINT is transforming how we engage with our world.
For more information or to register visit www.spymuseum.org Tickets: $15.00 per person

Wednesday, 16 February 2011, 10:15 am - Washington, DC - "The Cuban Sympathizers" at the International Spy Museum - Pro-Castro-Americans Stealing Secrets for Cuba

Discover what made Kendall and Gwendolyn Myers spurn their well-connected lives in DC to systematically betray their country until their arrest in June of 2009. Robert Booth, retired State Department diplomatic security agent and CI Centre faculty member shines light on this intriguing case. Part of the Spy Museum's THE SPIES WITHIN: UNDERCOVER IN THE USA series.
WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC. Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
TICKETS: $112 for all four programs on Feb 2, 9, 16, and 23. (must be purchased through the Smithsonian). To register or for more information, visit www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, 17 February 2011, noon – 1:00 pm - Washington, DC - "Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage" at International Spy Museum

"Wild Bill" Donovan was a World War I hero with a Medal of Honor to prove it, a millionaire Wall Street lawyer, and a prominent Republican. Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt chose this brilliant yet disorganized visionary to be his spymaster, head of the World War II Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Veteran journalist Douglas Waller has written a compelling biography of William Donovan. He describes Donovan's reckless nature: how he needlessly risked his life on foreign battlefields and engaged in extramarital affairs that emboldened his enemies in Washington. Waller also recounts the OSS's daring operations overseas and the vicious political battles that Donovan had to fight with Winston Churchill, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Pentagon. Donovan's plans to continue the OSS after the war were defeated, yet the CIA rose like a phoenix from the OSS's ashes.
Free! No registration required! Join the author for an informal chat and book signing. Directions at www.spymuseum.org

Friday, 18 February 2011, 6 pm - Washington, DC - MG Michael T. Flynn Nominated Asst DNI speaks on "Afghanistan and Pakistan" at Institute of World Politics

Major General Michael T. Flynn, Nominated for Assistant Deputy National Intelligence (DNI) Recently served as Chief, CJ2, International Security Assistance Force and CJ2, United States Forces - Afghanistan speaks on the subject of Afghanistan and Pakistan at The Institute of World Politics 1521 16th Street, NW Washington, D.C. No charge for AFIO members who should RSVP to kbridges@iwp.edu

19 February 2011 - Kennebunk, ME - "Backdoor at the Kremlin" - topic of AFIO Maine Chapter Meeting.

AFIO BulletHave you ever wondered what it's like to go through the Kremlin's backdoor? Or work out security details at the Vatican at 4:00 a.m.? SAC Andrew Almblad, 24-year veteran of the U.S. Secret Service, can tell you about it when he speaks to the Maine Chapter. Almblad will speak about the mission of the U. S. Secret Service, tell about liaison with foreign intelligence services, what it was like working with the KGB and how their security mentality differs from ours. During his career Almblad was an instructor in special operations at the U.S. Secret Service Training School. As Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service Bush Protecive Division in Houston, Texas, 2004-2007, he oversaw all matters pertaining to the safety and protection of the Former President and his family. Retired from the Secret Service, Almblat is now a private security consultant and has worked with such high-level public figures as Condoleza Rice, Lance Armstrong, and Sarah Palin.The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held Saturday, February 19th at 2:00 p.m. at the Community House, 8 Temple Street, Kennebunkport, ME. The Community House is located directly across from the Kennebunkport Post Office and uphill from the municipal parking lot. For information call 207-967-4298.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011, 10:15 am - Washington, DC - "The Russian Illegals" at the International Spy Museum - Russian-Americans Stealing Secrets for Russia

Get the inside story on the June 2010 roundup of ten Russian "deep-cover" spies—from sexy agent Anna Chapman to stylish young Mikhail Semenko. International Spy Museum historian and former CIA analyst, Mark Stout will reveal the latest information on the investigation, the spy swap, and the damage done. Part of the Spy Museum's THE SPIES WITHIN: UNDERCOVER IN THE USA series.
WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC. Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
TICKETS: $112 for all four programs on Feb 2, 9, 16, and 23. (must be purchased through the Smithsonian). To register or for more information, visit www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, 24 February 2011 - Arlington, VA - Col. Lang on "The Islamic World Today" - at luncheon of Defense Intelligence Forum

The group meets at the Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA. Colonel W. Patrick Lang, USA (Ret), will speak on The Islamic World Today. Colonel Lang is a retired Army Military Intelligence, Special Forces, and Foreign Area officer. In his last active duty assignment, he was Defense Intelligence Officer for the Middle East, South Asia, and Terrorism. Following retirement, he became the first Director of the Defense HUMINT Service. He was the first Arabic Language professor at West Point. He served ten years as an executive for a company operating in the Middle East and South Asia. He is a consultant for television and radio, including The News Hour with Jim Lehrer. He wrote Intelligence: the Human Factor, a definitive text on human intelligence collection operations, and several novels based on Confederate secret services in the Civil War.
Registration starts at 1130, lunch at 1200. Reserve by 18 February by email to diforum@verizon.net. Give names, telephone numbers, email addresses, and choice of chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage and peppers, or fettuccini portabella. Pay at the door by check for $29 per person. Make checks payable to DIAA, Inc. WE DON'T TAKE CASH! If you don't have a check, have the restaurant charge your credit or debit card $29 and give the restaurant's copy of the receipt when you check in.

Friday, 25 February 2011, 6 - 8 pm - Washington, DC - 10th Anniversary of the Arrest of FBI Agent Robert Hanssen - presentation by Brian Kelley, CIA

Institute of World Politics Professor Brian Kelley, a retired CIA officer who knew and worked with Hanssen, will provide the intimate details about the "story behind the story" relative to the investigation of the FBI traitor.
Using the actual video clips taken of the arrest of Hanssen, along with salient clips from the movie Breach and from a 60 Minutes story which document the events leading to Hanssen's arrest, Professor Kelley will walk the audience through the complex case of the bizarre traitor focusing on Hanssen's lack of operational "tradecraft" coupled with salient investigative issues which took this investigation down the wrong path for many years. In addition to his talk, Mr. Kelley will introduce some special guests who were connected in various ways to the investigation.
RSVP and Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC. Please RSVP to kbridges@iwp.edu.

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Wednesday, 2 March 2011, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - Counterfeiting and Forgery 101 - at the International Spy Museum

"Any intelligence service worth its salt should be able to make the other guy's currency."—Allen Dulles, Director of Central Intelligence
Counterfeiting as an act of war is every bit as serious as dropping bombs. By the end of World War II the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS) had reproduced the Japanese Imperial Note and the German Reichsmark; meanwhile, the Germans had made significant progress against the British 5, 10, 20 and 50 pound notes. Thousands of forgeries have been and are being undertaken by intelligence services not only to gain financial leverage, but also to win over the hearts and minds of the enemy. Who are the artists and craftspeople who make these delicate but powerful weapons? How do they do it? Antonio J. Mendez, retired CIA officer and founding Museum board member, was recruited as an espionage artist into the CIA and learned the art and science of counterfeiting and forgery from some of the OSS's best talent. In this workshop Mendez will discuss some of the most famous forgeries and counterfeits, while doing hands-on instruction that will highlight some of the tricks of the forger. The audience will not only witness these manipulations but will be able to try them.
Warning!! This workshop is intended to better inform spy aficionados!! Do not attempt to turn these secrets into marketable or profitable skills!!
Tickets: $28.00 per person. For more information visit www.spymuseum.org

7 March 2011, 7:30 pm - Los Angeles, CA - The Honorable John Negroponte, Former Director of National Intelligence on
"The American Future in Asia: Insights from America's Former Intelligence Chief" - event by Los Angeles World Affairs Council

Oftentimes it only takes brief service in one important position in the federal government to establish an individual as a foreign policy authority. In other instances, however, that distinction is earned by a lifetime of distinguished service at the highest levels of government. John Negroponte is an example of the latter phenomenon.
Negroponte has been ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations, and Iraq. In Washington, he served twice on the National Security Council staff, first as director for Vietnam in the Nixon Administration and then as deputy national security advisor under President Reagan. He also held a cabinet level position as the first director of national intelligence under President George W. Bush. His most recent position in government was as Deputy Secretary of State, where he served as the State Department's chief operating officer.
Now returned to the private sector, Ambassador Negroponte remains one of the foremost authorities on a wide array of foreign policy topics. During his upcoming visit to the Council in March, he will focus on America's foreign policy priorities in Asia. With a volatile Korean Penisula, a rapidly modernizing China and India, and a combustible Pakistan, the timing of his remarks couldn't be more appropriate. We hope you will join us for a special evening with this towering figure in international relations.
Location: The Intercontinental Hotel, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles CA 90067.
Purchase Tickets: or call (213) 628 2333

Wednesday, 9 March 2011, 11:30 am - Scottsdale, AZ - The AFIO Arizona Chapter features Dr. Goodfield on "Inside the Terrorist Mind: How Extremists Will Capitalize on The Recent Middle East Flair Up"

AFIO BulletHow will UBL and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad treat the recent up roar in nearby Egypt and neighboring States? Just how does their mind work and what should the West expect next. First a clinical look at their psychological makeup and then some prediction about what their next steps will be.
Prof. Goodfield is Senior Professor at Henley-Putnam University instructing doctoral level students from the intelligence, and counterterrorism community. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and Human Behavior. He is an international lecturer, author and noted radio- and television personality.
Location: McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 McCormick Pkwy, Scottsdale AZ 85258
Inquiries to rreuss@cox.net

Wednesday, 9 March 2011, 4:30 pm - Washington, DC - The MISTRY* of PSYOP: Putting MISO in Perspective

*MIST refers to Military Information Support Team.
AFIO members are invited to a special lecture with Col Curtis D. Boyd, Chief of Staff at the JFK Special Warfare Center and School as he discusses "The MISTRY* of PSYOP: Putting MISO in Perspective."
For more information on the event and on the speaker, click here. This event is part of IWP's Distinguished Military Speakers Series.
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036.
RSVP to kbridges@iwp.edu

Thursday, 10 March 2011, noon - 2 pm - Washington, DC - The Returned & Services League of Australia, Washington DC Chapter, Presents – Stealth Down: The Loss of the First F-117 Stealth Fighter in Combat and the Dramatic Rescue of the Pilot.

(Arrive early as Mr. Simpson's briefing will start at around 12:15).
Speaker - Mr. Ross W. Simpson is a network radio correspondent for The Associated Press who has covered military affairs since the infamous Cuban Missile Crisis that brought the U.S. to the brink of war with the Soviet Union, to the invasion of Panama, the Gulf War, and U.S. intervention in Somalia and Haiti. His coverage has won almost every major broadcast award including the coveted Edward R. Murrow Award in 1995 for his coverage in Haiti and again in 2002 for his spot coverage of the 9/11 attack in 2001. Simpson is the author of three previous books, including Invasion: The American Destruction of the Noriega Regime in Panama; The Fires of '88; and Maryland, A Photographic Celebration. He lives with his wife in Haymarket, Virginia. Taken from the Amazon.com book outline.
Where –Amenities room, Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Valid ID required.
Charge - $15.00, including buffet lunch and sodas. Alcoholic beverages- $2.00 each.
R.S.V.P. by noon on Wednesday March 9, 2011, to David Ward on 202-352-8550 or via e-mail at dmward1973@gmail.com Attire : Business casual
Parking: There is no parking at the Embassy. There is paid public parking behind and under the Airline Pilots Association (17th and Mass) and at 1500 Mass. Ave N.W.

Friday, 11 March 2011, noon - 1 pm - Washington, DC - " The Company We Keep: A Husband-and-Wife True-life Spy Story" by Robert Baer at the International Spy Museum.

Robert Baer was known inside the Agency as perhaps the best operative working the Middle East—a man who'd been "in the life" so long that friends and family had mostly become casualties, no longer interested in taking his calls. Dayna Williamson was a newcomer—a young Agency talent who was determined to make it as a spy and as a gun-wielding "shooter," even as she found herself losing touch with everyone who mattered to her. When they were sent on a mission together, the last thing either expected happened: they fell in love. Join Dayna and New York Times bestselling author Robert Baer as they share their unlikely romance, their attempt to leave their old lives behind, and how they are applying their intelligence background to timely issues today from Hizballah to Pakistan." Free! No registration required! Join the author for an informal chat and book signing. Further information at www.spymuseum.org

Friday, 11 March 2011, 6 - 9 pm - Washington, DC - The Hon. Edwin Meese III, former AG and advisor to President Reagan, hosts IWP Movie Night featuring: In the Face of Evil: Reagan's War in Word and Deed.

• 6:00 PM - The evening will begin with a reception
• 7:00 PM - Introductory remarks by Hon. Edwin Meese, followed by a showing of the film
• 9:00 PM - Post-reception and panel discussion. Mr. Meese will be joined by Peter Schweizer, Executive Producer and the author of the book Reagan's War, on which the movie was based, and Stephen K. Bannon, the writer, director, and producer of the film.
For more information on the event and on the speaker, click here.
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036.
RSVP to kbridges@iwp.edu

Wednesday, 16 March 2011, 4:30 pm - Washington, DC - Application of Forensic Science to Intelligence Analysis with John M. DeMaggio, FBI SAC, at Institute of World Politics.

Application of Forensic Science to Intelligence Analysis with John M. DeMaggio Special Agent in Charge (ret)/ Captain USN (ret) at the Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036.
Please RSVP to kbridges@iwp.edu

Thursday, 17 March 2011, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter presents Mark O'Regan, Consul General of Australia on "Great Floods of Queensland"

AFIO Bullet Consul General Regan discusses the significant flooding that occurred in many areas of Queensland during late December 2010 and early January 2011, with three quarters of the state declared a disaster zone. "Our economy will take a hit, wiping almost 2 percentage points of forecast growth," said Treasurer Andrew Fraser. The flooded area is the size of Texas and New Mexico together. Now Tropical Cyclone Yasi hit land as a CAT-5 storm in the middle of the flooded area. Winds for Yasi have been clocked at 175 miles per hour.
Bi-monthly Meeting in the USAFA Eisenhower Golf Course Special Meeting Room
Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net
If you have any problems getting on to the USAF Academy Grounds, please call 719-459-5474 for assistance

24 March 2011 – San Francisco, CA – The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Captain Jeff Kline, U.S. Navy, ret.; Senior Lecturer, Navy Postgraduate School, speaking on "Piracy on the High Seas"

AFIO BulletThere will be special emphasis on the Somali pirates. The meeting will be held at UICC, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco (between Sloat/Wawona): 11:30 AM no host cocktails; noon - luncheon. $25 member rate with advance reservation and payment; $35 non-member. E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi (please indicate pot roast or fish): afiosf@aol.com and mail a check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578 Burlingame, CA 94011

24 March 2011- Arlington, VA - The Defense Intelligence Forum meets to hear Erik Jens on "Prospects and Challenges for International Security Assistance and US Forces in Afghanistan."

Mr. Jens has just returned from a tour as Chief of the Human Intelligence Operations Cell for US and allied forces in Afghanistan. He teaches intelligence collection, ethics, and law at the National Defense Intelligence College. He joined the College faculty following four years in the Global Division of the Defense HUMINT Service. Starting as a Russian linguist and SIGINT specialist, he has over twenty years' experience in Signals and Human Intelligence. He served several years as an Army reservist in DIA assignments in Washington D.C., Seattle, and Iraq, including watch officer, strategic debriefer, and HUMINT collection team chief. His deployments with DIA include one tour with the Iraq Survey Group in Baghdad and three tours in Afghanistan, where he twice served as Chief of the DIA Detachment at Bagram. Mr. Jens holds a B.A. in English from University of California, Los Angeles, and a J.D. from University of Michigan Law School. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Intelligence School and the Defense Language Institute.This forum will follow a modified Chatham House rule. You may use the information, but with the exception of speaker's name and subject, you may make no attribution. The Defense Intelligence Forum is open to members of all Intelligence Community associations and their guests. LOCATION: at the Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA. Registration starts at 1130, lunch at 1200. Reserve by 18 March by email to diforum@verizon.net. Give names, telephone numbers, email addresses, and choice of chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portabella. Pay at the door by check for $29 per person. Make checks payable to DIAA, Inc. THE FORUM DOESN'T TAKE CASH! If you don't have a check, have the restaurant charge your credit or debit card $29 and give the restaurant's copy of the receipt when you check in.

NEW DATE and Room Number.....now being held...
Friday, 25 March 2011, 12:30-2:30 pm - Los Angeles, CA - The AFIO LA Chapter features CDR Rowley, USN on "Third Jihad - Stealth Jihad - and other aspects of Islam"

AFIO BulletNavy Commander Al Rowley (Ret) will address the Chapter on the Third Jihad "Stealth Jihad" and other key aspects of Islam. Al Rowley is a retired Navy Commander who served for over 21 years during the Cold War years when our major enemy was communism. Following the hostage taking of our Tehran Embassy staff and some two dozen other terrorist acts against the U.S. culminating with the attacks of 9/11/2001, he began studying Islam and Islamic history. He now believes that Islam is the greatest threat to our nation, our liberty and our Constitution we have ever faced. Al now devotes his time to studying and informing others about Islam and the tactics of the Islamists, those who would conquer us and impose Islamic law, Shariah, and replace our republic with an Islamic theocracy. Al will speak to us about the Third Jihad, a "stealth jihad," which is currently being waged against us ordinarily by non-violent means and acquaint us with its history, organizations, tactics, and goals.
Location: Room 302 in the HIlton Business Building on the campus of LMU.
Lunch will be served for a fee of $20 payed at the door, please RSVP via email by no later than Friday March 18, 2011, and indicate wheater or not you will have lunch. Email: AFIO_LA@yahoo.com

Saturday, 26 March 2011, 2 pm - West Kennebunk, Maine - AFIO Maine hosts "The Failing American Education System and Its Impact on National Security" and "The Muslim Brotherhood - How Dangerous Are They?" featuring by Beverly and Michael Goldstein

AFIO BulletThe AFIO Maine Chapter hosts Beverly Goldstein, Ph.D., who created the first security/intelligence symposium for high school students. She is involved in efforts to improve the quality and accuracy of textbooks through peer review and in developing programs for secondary students. One of her projects is a high school textbook on national security/global threats. In 2009 she received the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award presented by Director Robert S. Mueller, III.
Michael Goldstein, an attorney, will address the issue of the Muslim Brotherhood and its activities in the U.S. Michael is a retired naval cryptologic officer who served 26 years in the active Naval Reserve which took him to many stations in the U.S. and overseas. He is currently President of the AFIO Northern Ohio Chapter; his wife, Bev, is Secretary. They co-hosted the 2010 AFIO National Intelligence Symposium on "Intelligence and National Security on the Great Lakes and Northern Border".
This meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Dorothy Stevens Center in West Kennebunk.
DIRECTIONS TO THE CENTER FROM THE MAINE TURNPIKE; Coming Northbound on the Turnpike: Turn right at the end of the exit ramp, cross over the Turnpike, go straight through the set of lights. There is a flashing red light at .8 miles. Turn right here onto Thompson Road. The Dorothy Stevens Center is .4 miles on the right, a small white building between the middle school and fire station. Coming Southbound on the Turnpike, turn left at the exit ramp onto Route 35. At the set of lights turn right onto Main St. It will be .8 miles to the flashing red light. Turn right here onto Thompson Road and follow above directions to the Center. For information call 207-967-4298.

28 March 2011 - Honolulu, HI - ALOHA ISAC and the new AFIO Hawaii Chapter presents a Counterintelligence Briefing with Kevin Marshall, CI-DSS
AFIO BulletThe Aloha ISAC is sponsoring a Ccounterintelligence Briefing which will be provided by Mr. Kevin Marshall, Field Counterintelligence Specialist, Defense Security Service. Mr. Marshall will be providing threat information for the application of rational and cost-effective security measures to prevent illicit attempts to obtain DoD classified or sensitive
information by unauthorized personnel. For further information contact Hawaii Chapter President, Nora at nora@omegahub.tv
For further information immediately contact Norma J. Remata, Industrial Security Specialist Defense Security Service 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 3-243 Honolulu, HI
(808) 282-7850 BB (808) 537-4556 office, but no voice mail

28 March - 1 April 2011 - San Diego, CO - Bicoastal Counter-Terrorism Summit at SDSU by The HALO Corporation

The 2011 Bicoastal Counter-Terrorism Summit (BCTS) has been created to meet the critical needs of Security Professionals and Law Enforcement personnel. Throughout the Summit, Law Enforcement and Security Professionals will share and exchange information, ideas, and intelligence and engage in exercises based on factual scenarios.
For further information contact www.thehalocorp.com

Tuesday, 29 March 2011, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - "Who's Watching Whom: Spying and Social Media" at the International Spy Museum

"You are opening the floodgates to a torrent of data, which your adversary can ... sift and turn into intelligence."—Paul Strassman, former Pentagon director of defense information, July 2010
Much has been made of Anna Chapman, the Russian illegal, and her use of Facebook to search for contacts and information. But how effective is social media as a vehicle for intelligence gathering and manipulation? This expert panel will reveal what online identities and social media can do that actual operatives and organizations can't. Judge Shannen L. Rossmiller (Ret.) is credited as America's first online operative in the War on Terror. Since 9/11, the cyber-spy has been responsible for more than 200 cases of actionable intelligence and extremist captures – most of them overseas and in conjunction with the FBI made through her adoption of online alter egos who proclaim allegiance with terrorist groups. Thomas Ryan, co-founder of Provide Security, created the fictional Robin Sage, a cyber femme fatale, who quickly wormed her way into the confidence of security professionals who should have known better. The experiment was conceived to expose weaknesses in the nation's defense and intelligence communities. Jack Holt, senior strategist for emerging media at the Department of Defense, joins in to reveal the challenges and opportunities that social media presents for us all.
Tickets: $15.00 per person. Register at www.spymuseum.org

29 March 2011 - Reston, VA - GEOINT 101 - 1 day course

A one-day course providing an introduction to the fundamentals of the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) community, core GEOINT technologies and operations, and the role of GEOINT in national security affairs supporting decision makers and operations.
More information available at http://usgif.org/education/geoint101

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Tuesday, 5 April 2011 - Washington, DC - CIA Conference on "Wartime Statutes - Instruments of Soviet Control" at Woodrow Wilson Center.

CIA, in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson Center, will be releasing newly declassified documents on "Wartime Statutes - Instruments of Soviet Control." There is no charge for AFIO members. To receive agenda and updates, email us at: afio@afio.com and indicate "CIA April DC Conference" on subject line.

5-6 April 2011 - St Louis, MO - NGA Tech Showcase West

For more information at http://usgif.org/events/NGAWest

Wednesday, 6 April 2011, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - "The Threat Matrix: The FBI at War in the Age of Global Terror" at the International Spy Museum

"We need to know where the threat is moving, and we need to get there first."—Robert S. Mueller III, FBI director, February 2009
The Washingtonian editor-in-chief and noted journalist Garrett Graff has zeroed in on the story of a small group of FBI agents who believed that they could confront a new generation of international terrorists like Al Qaeda without sacrificing America's moral high ground. Graff has closely covered FBI director Mueller's tenure at the FBI and was given unprecedented access to the director and thousands of pages of once secret documents. He conducted hundreds of interviews and explored how a generation of FBI agents taught themselves to confront threats no one had ever before seen. In his new book The Threat Matrix he shares what he found: from the corridors of the Hoover Building to the cells of Gitmo to tensions between the FBI and the CIA.
Tickets: $12.50 per person. To register or for further information visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 6 April 2011, 4 pm - Washington, DC - "Conquering Cultural Canyons" by Dr. Mark Luce, CENTCOM

Dr. Mark Luce, Afghanistan Analyst with Strategic Studies Section - CENTCOM, will discuss "Conquering Cultural Canyons." This lecture is part of IWP's Distinguished Military Speakers Series.
Dr. Mark Luce is a member of the 4th Military Information Support Group's Strategic Studies Section for the CENTCOM Region. The Strategic Studies Section is made up entirely of Army civilian Military Information Support analysts who provide area expertise, linguistic skills, and an organic social research capability to the regional battalion. All analysts have an advanced degree, and all read and speak at least one of the languages in their area of expertise. Analysts write the MISO/PSYOP portions of the Department of Defense Intelligence Production Program (DODIPP) and produce MISO/PSYOP-specific studies. The analysts participate in contingency planning and deploy to support operations routinely.
Location: Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036.. No charge. Please RSVP to kbridges@iwp.edu

Thursday, 7 April 2011, 10 am - 1 pm - Annapolis Junction, MD - Cryptologic Museum Foundation Commemorates 150th Anniversary of American Civil War

The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation spring program features former NSA Senior Cryptologic Executive, David Gaddy, speaking on "Decoding the Civil War." This is part of the NCMF's 150th anniversary commemoration. Mr. Gaddy's talk will approach the conflict from the Confederate perspective and will explore the Confederacy's successes and Failures in the use of cryptology. A Q&A will follow talk. Mr. Gaddy conceived the concept of a Center for Cryptologic History and museum of cryptology, served as the first chief, retiring from NSA in 1994 after forty-one years of service.
Location: L3 Communications Conference Center in National Business Park, 27270 Technology Dr. Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-1024.
Registration: $40 for non-members of the NCMF (includes membership fee); $15 for members. Make checks payable to NCMF and send to PO Box 1682, Ft George G. Meade, MD 20755-9998. For further information contact or to confirm your attendance call (301) 688-5436 or email cryptmf@aol.com

Friday, 8 April 2011, 6 pm - Washington, DC - "Ronald Reagan and Reforming American Intelligence Lessons for the Future" by Kenneth deGraffenreid.

Institute of World Politics Professor Kenneth deGraffenreid will discuss "Ronald Reagan and Reforming American Intelligence Lessons for the Future." The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Kenneth deGraffenreid is a full-time professor at IWP. He is a Retired Captain from the US Navy Reserves, and has served as Deputy National Counterintelligence Executive to the President of the United States, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Support in the Department of Defense, Senior Director of Intelligence Programs at the National Security Council, Senior professional staff member at the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senior Fellow on Intelligence at the National Strategy Information Center.
No charge to attend. Location: Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036. Please RSVP to kbridges@iwp.edu.

11-12 April 2011 - Chantilly, VA - Warfare Without Kinetics: Conducting Information Warfare and Information Operations: As Is and Could Be/Should Be - theme of NMIA classified symposium

The National Military Intelligence Association two day Classified Symposium will be held at the TASC Heritage Center in Chantilly, VA at the SECRET-US ONLY Classification level
The focus of the symposium will be on the current and future state of Information Warfare, Information Operations, and the role of the military intelligence community in supporting policymakers and operators. The Symposium will open with a review of the current art, science, and practice of information warfare and information operations by MG Michael Flynn. The Symposium will then consider current international and domestic legal constraints on Information Warfare and Information Operations. The Symposium will then dive into current operations to identify current and projected intelligence requirements from the perspective of policymakers and operators. The Symposium current and future mechanisms used by the IC to satisfy those requirements. The Symposium will conclude with an assessment of what future Information Warfare and Information Operations could be by Chris Inglis, Deputy Director, National Security Agency.
To register: https://nmia.site-ym.com/events/register.asp?id=145279

Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 11:30 a.m. - Norfolk, VA - AFIO Hampton Roads Chapter Speaker's Forum:"The Role of Intelligence, Medical Assets and Civic Action in Countering Foreign Insurgency"

AFIO BulletCapt. Mark Donald, Military and Veteran Advocate, Retired Navy SEAL, Medical Provider, Professional Speaker addresses the topic.
Location: Cagney's restaurant in Norfolk (1108 E. Little Creek Rd, near the intersection of Little Creek and Chesapeake Road. Directions below)
Open to the public. Lunch is a la carte, dutch treat.
At this event the chapter has chosen to collect donations to support another nonprofit group - "Quality of Life Plus which provides quality of life solutions to Wounded Warriors and other injured heroes.
Please reply if you plan to attend: mwsaunders@cox.net

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 - Tampa, FL - The AFIO Suncoast FL Chapter hosts SGM William "Billy" Waugh (US Army-Ret.)

AFIO BulletBilly Waugh is a highly decorated American Special Forces soldier and a CIA Paramilitary Operations Officer who served in the United States military and CIA special operations for more than fifty years, a member of the elite Green Berets and the CIA's famed Special Activities Division. Waugh enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1948, completing basic training at Fort Ord, California. He was accepted into the United States Army Airborne School and became airborne qualified. In 1951, Waugh was assigned to the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team (RCT) in Korea. Shortly after the end of the Korean War, Waugh began training for the Special Forces. He earned the Green Beret in 1954, joining the 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) in Bad Tolz, Germany. Waugh arrived in South Vietnam with his Special Forces "A-team" in 1961, and began working alongside Civilian Irregular Defense Groups (CIDGs) there, as well as in Laos. In 1965, while participating in a commando raid with his CIDG unit on a North Vietnamese Army encampment near Bong Son, Binh Dinh province, Waugh's unit found itself engaged with much larger enemy force than anticipated of almost 4,000 soldiers, including Chinese regulars. While he and his men attempted to retreat from Next Meeting's the MacDill AFB Officer's Club.
Please RSVP no later than April 5th with the names of any guests. Refer to the information "To attend our Meeting" for important details. Check-in at 1130 hours; opening ceremonies, lunch and business meeting at noon, followed by our
speaker, SGM William "Billy" Waugh (US Army-Ret.). We have maintained the all-inclusive cost at $15. The cash wine and soda bar will open at 1100 hours for those that wish to come early to socialize. Further info at www.suncoastafio.org or contact Wallace S. Bruschweiler, Sr. at afiosuncoastvp@aol.com

Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm - Washington, DC - "Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent's Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice" at the International Spy Museum

In July 1973 gunmen shot and killed the Israeli fighter pilot and assistant air attaché, Lieutenant Colonel Josef Alon at his home in Bethesda, Maryland. The FBI and Israel's Shin Bet worked hard on the investigation but never found the killers. In 2007, author Fred Burton, a special agent at the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security returned to this cold case. Join us for this book launch in which Burton traces Alon's remarkable life from his combat experience in the skies over Israel in 1948 through his brutal death in the United States. Hear the gripping tale of how Burton relentlessly tracked the assassins through a hidden world of international intrigue, double agents, terrorists, and violence.
Join the author for an informal chat and book signing. Free! No registration required!

12 April 2011, 5 -9 pm - Washington, DC - FBI Intelligence Analysts Association [FBI IAA] Forum -"Intelligence Challenges for the 21st Century"

The FBI IAA welcomes you, as intelligence professionals and industry leaders focused on national security, to our First Annual Intelligence Forum on "Intelligence Challenges for the 21st Century." The FBI Intelligence Analysts Association is an independent, non-governmental professional association representing Intelligence Analysts employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The First Annual FBI IAA Intelligence Forum will bring you presentations from leading professionals in the intelligence field. Our keynote speaker is John Miller, former FBI Assistant Director of the Office of Public Affairs, and currently the Deputy Director, Analysis Division, Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Mr. Miller will be speaking about Analytical Transformation and Intelligence Challenges.
In addition to hearing John Miller's keynote presentation, we will also have a panel of Intelligence Leaders answering critical questions on Intelligence Challenges in the 21st Century – the panel will be interactive and ready to answer your questions! Intelligence Leaders include:• Maureen "Mo" Baginski; • Dr. Bruce Hoffman; • Dr. Mark Lowenthal;
• Mr. Michael Waschull; • Dr. Amy Zegart

Don't miss out on the many great benefits the event will provide including:• A chance to network with your peers and all levels of leadership at the FBI; • Open discussions and new information from the intelligence leaders; • Interactive and open forum with the panel of experts to answer your most pressing questions; • Opportunity to learn more about FBI IAA and how we represent your interests;
• Chance to connect with industry partners who have products in our space.

Save by pre-registering for the event. Pre-registration for FBI IAA members is just $5.00 and only $10.00 for non-members. Included in your registration fee is the new FBI IAA Challenge Coin which is being released on-site at the Forum! 100% of registration fees and 50% of all the event proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, desserts and coffee will be served.
Where: Woolly Mammoth Theatre (One block from FBIHQ), 641 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
Directions:http://www.woollymammoth.net/visit/index.php
Click here to register online and to be entered into the free drawing! For more information on FBI IAA: http://www.fbianalysts.org/

13 April 2011, 6 pm - Las Vegas, NV - The Roger E. McCarthy, Las Vegas Chapter Meet to hear Johnie Wood on "Coalition Warfare"

Our featured speaker for the evening will be: Johnie Wood on "Coalition Warfare: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly"
Coalition warfare is nothing new to the United States military. Building, training, and maintaining coalitions have been crucial to the United States' military and political success from the Revolution to today's conflicts. Given limited resources, political expediency, and prevailing circumstances, when the US goes to war in the future it will likely be with other nation-states. During this briefing, we will look back at past successes and failures in coalition warfare, present coalition efforts, and what future coalition warfare may look like.
Location: Nellis Air Force Base Officers' Club
(Guest names must be submitted along with their birth date to me by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 5th
Time: Arrive early and join us at 5 p.m. in the "Robin's Roost" bar area for liaison and beverages
RSVP or more info: BentleyM@nv.doe.gov

Wednesday, 13 April 2011, noon - 1:30 pm - Washington, DC - Terrorism Expert Brian Jenkins - Sr Adviser, RAND, and expert on terrorism and security speaks at ABA Luncheon

Issues surrounding domestic or "homegrown" Muslim terrorists are seizing attention on Capitol Hill and in the Executive Branch. Brian Jenkins, Senior Advisor to the President at the RAND Corporation, and regular commentator and expert witness on terrorism and security, has been analyzing terrorism for nearly four decades and recently published a paper entitled "Would-be Warriors." He will discuss the most recent data and analysis on the homegrown threat in this presentation to the Standing Committee on Law and National Security at the luncheon..
Location: Army Navy Club, 901 17th St NW, Washington, DC.
Jenkins is author of Will Terrorists Go Nuclear, and of several RAND monographs, including Unconquerable Nation: Knowing our Enemy, Strengthening Ourselves and two 2002 reports on al Qaeda. Charge: $25.00. Reservations must be made in advance. Checks, payable to "ABA," should go to: ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security, 740 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005 along with your name, address, and names of your guests.
In the event you need to cancel, a refund will be made provided notice received by April 8. There is no charge for members of the press.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011, 11 am - Albuquerque, NM - AFIO New Mexico Chapter holds meeting on Presentation of their 2011 Scholarship Awards.
AFIO BulletLocation: Marcello's Chop House, 2201 Q St, Suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505) 837-2467
11:00 AM: Lunch - order from the menu, 11:30 AM: Call To Order. Highlight: Presentation of the 2011 Scholarship Awards
Further information from foreigndevil@yahoo.com

Friday, 15 April 2011, 4 ­ 5:30 PM - Washington, DC - CHASING SHADOWS - A Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice - Talk, Q&A, Booksigning.

Fred Burton, one of the world's foremost experts with STRATFOR on security, terrorists, and terrorist organizations, will be speaking at the Institute of World Politics. Burton served as Deputy Director of the Counterterrorism Division of the State Department's Diplomatic Security Service and is currently a Vice President at STRATFOR, a global intelligence agency known as the 'shadow CIA.' He is the author of Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent and has appeared on the Daily Show, the late Glenn Beck show, Anderson Cooper 360, Fox, ABC, CBS, and Federal News Radio. Mr. Burton will discuss terrorism, counterterrorism and counterintelligence and will also talk about his new book Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent's Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice. AFIO Members are specially invited. No fee. Location: Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington DC.
RSVP to Jason Johnsrud at studentaffairs@iwp.edu

Saturday, 16 April 2011, 10 am - 2:30 pm - Salem, MA - The AFIO New England Chapter holds their quarterly meeting with luncheon featuring novelist Joe Finder on "Buried Secrets."

AFIO BulletOur schedule is as follows: Registration & gathering, 1000 - 1130, membership meeting
1130 – 1200. Luncheon at 1200 followed by our speaker, with adjournment at 2:30PM.

Our afternoon speaker will be Chapter Member Joe Finder, a nationally famous novelist whose new Nick Heller novel due out this summer. He is the author of several hit novels, and one was made into the movie "High Crimes" with Morgan Freeman.
Note, as this meeting is a one day event we have not made any hotel arrangements.

Overnight Accommodations: the Salem Waterfront Hotel located in Salem MA. The hotel web site is here: http://www.salemwaterfronthotel.com/. For directions to the hotel look here: http://www.salemwaterfronthotel.com/location.html
Information about Salem MA and local hotels can be found here: http://salem.org/

For additional information contact us at afionechapter@gmail.com
DEADLINES to register: Advance reservations are $25.00, $30.00 at the door - per person.
Luncheon reservations must be made by 4 April 2011.
Mail your check and the reservation form to:
Mr. Arthur Hulnick, 216 Summit Avenue # E102, Brookline, MA 02446; 617-739-7074 or hlnk@aol.com

16 April 2011 - Kennebunk, ME, 2 pm - AFIO Maine Chapter April Meeting features "JOURNEY THROUGH LEBANON" with George Nammour

AFIO BulletGeorge Nammour promises a dynamic trip through Lebanon for a better understanding of the country, its geopolitical position and its significance to U.S. interests and national security. This journey covers the major elements which have shaped the country's character such as Christianity, Islam, Arabs, Palestinians, Israelis, Shia, and Hezbollah. The speaker will also point out some of the lessons which the U.S. has failed to learn from events in Lebanon from the 1960s to the present and the resulting pitfalls which await us.
Now a U.S. citizen, Nammour was born in Lebanon in 1958 into a Christian family, the son of a policeman. Growing up in an unsettled time, George was required to undergo military training. He was in Lebanon when the U. S. Marine barracks was bombed killing 241 serviceman. He witnessed on campus kidnappings by Muslim groups while a student at the American University in Beirut. Although many members of his family have immigrated to other countries for safety, George has returned to Lebanon a number of times and remains in regular contact with friends there.
The meeting is open to the public and takes place at the Community House, 8 Temple Street, Kennebunkport, across from the Post Office, uphill from the municipal parking lot. For information call 207-967-4298

Wednesday, 20 April 2011, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - "Project Azorian: The CIA and the Raising of the K-129" at the International Spy Museum

"If you go back there it would mean war."—Soviet naval officer, December 1974
In early August 1974, despite incredible political, military, and intelligence risks and the slim chances of success, the CIA attempted to salvage the sunken Soviet ballistic missile submarine K-129 from the depths of the North Pacific. The remarkable effort had a huge potential payoff—the opportunity to obtain Soviet nuclear-armed torpedoes and missiles as well as crypto equipment—but the operation had to be conducted under cover of a seafloor mining operation sponsored by eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes. Using the Hughes Glomar Explorer the operation was undertaken even after the Soviets were warned of a possible salvage operation resulting in close surveillance by Soviet naval ships. Internationally known analyst, consultant, and award-winning author Norman Polmar, teamed with documentary filmmaker Michael White to tell the definitive story of this unprecedented project in their book Project Azorian. Join Polmar as he shares the story of this amazing clandestine project using footage from White's Project Azorian documentary and material from interviews with Glomar Explorer and USS Halibut crew members, U.S. intelligence officers, and the K-129's Soviet division commander.
No Charge. More information and registration at www.spymuseum.org

20 April 2011 - San Diego, CA - Dr. Mayhugh (senior consultant and terrorist profiler with DHS) addresses the AFIO San Diego Chapter.

AFIO BulletTo Register or for more information email Darryl at DRT1083@aol.com

26 April 2011 - National Harbor, MD - 2011 Emerald Express Strategic Symposium "Al Qaida after Ten Year of War: A Global Perspective of Successes, Failures, and Prospects.

This one day symposium by Marine Corps University, in partnership with the DoD Minerva Research Initiative and the Marine Corps University Foundation, is a one-day conference being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center, National Harbor, MD. The conference will examine the multidimensional aspects of the Al-Qaida threat in various theaters where it currently operates or may do so in the future. The symposium will bring together authorities on Al-Qaida from academia, government (both military and civilian), think tanks, and media from both the United States and from the regions under discussion. We are proud to feature Gen Michael V. Hayden (USAF, Ret), the former Director of the CIA, former Director of the NSA, and former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, as our morning keynote speaker.
We hope to see you there, as your participation will contribute to the quality of the event. To see the agenda and/or register, please visit the symposium website at: http://www.regonline.com/ee2011. Please feel free to share this email with colleagues and friends. There is no cost to attend.
Further questions and/or comments may be directed to Ms. Stephanie Kramer at kramerse@grc.usmcu.edu or 703.432.4771 or LtCol Sal Viscuso at sal.viscuso@usmc.mil,or 703.432.5251

29-30 April 2011 - Nottingham, UK - Landscapes of Secrecy: The CIA in History, Fiction and Memory at the East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham, UK

This will be a major conference to allow scholars to explore and debate the history of the Central Intelligence Agency and its place within the wider realms of post-war American politics and culture. There will be a focus on the place of the CIA in the post-war of American diplomacy and foreign policy, and also the more general public reception of the subject through the medium of memoirs, film and fiction.
The conference coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs episode, when the CIA's failed attempt to overthrow the Castro regime in Cuba placed the Agency under the public spotlight and triggered debates over its role in US foreign policy that have never really subsided.
The conference seeks to integrate international and cultural approaches to provide a comprehensive approach to CIA history. In addition to examining the treatment of the CIA within American diplomatic history and national security policy, it also views history as a form of cultural production. Accordingly, this is an inter-disciplinary conference brings together a wide array of distinguished experts from the fields of history, international relations, American studies, film studies and literature. Overall, this conference represents a unique opportunity to examine and debate the multi-faceted development of the CIA within post-war American and international history.
A draft programme and further details about the conference and booking can be found at -
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/American/Landscapes/intro.aspx
Enquires about the conference can be directed to
AA-landscapes-of-secrecy@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk

Icon CalendarMay 2011

9-12 May 2011 - Orlando, FL - SCIP 2011 International Annual Conference & Exhibition

The Society for Competitive Intelligence Professionals hosts their annual conference/exhibit at the Buena Vista Palace Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida. Industry guru, Renee Pruneau Novakoff, Senior Defense Intelligence Analyst and Directorate of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (J2) with the United States Southern Command, will bring her 25 years of intelligence analysis experience to a "fireside chat" discussion on social media, wargaming and scenario planning.
Encore sessions of some favorites: Tapping Internal Intelligence Networks; Strategy Maps: Competitor Analysis Beyond Four Corners; Competitor Profiling: The Many Needs Behind the Need; Apple's iPhone: An Application of Systematic Innovation for Growth Strategy; Creating a World-Class Intelligence Program; Building a True Real Time Strategic Process Through the Market Intelligence Capability in Your Organization.
Select from over 55 interactive and discover the latest on best practices in Competitive Intelligence including: Mining the CI Rich World of Social Media; How Good is Your Early Warning System (EWS)?; Business Model Innovation
Please contact Matthew McSweegan at 516-255-3812 or matthew.mcsweegan@scip.org to register today

9-14 May 2011 - Reston, VA - GEOINT Community Week

Ends with 7th Annual GEOGala Black-Tie Dinner. More information available at: http://usgif.org/events/GEOINTCommWeek and dinner-only at http://usgif.org/events/GEOGala

11 May 2011, 11:30 a.m. - Scottsdale, AZ - The AFIO Arizona Chapter features Braden Allenby on "The Challenge of Emerging Technologies, Military Ops, and National Security.

AFIO BulletThroughout history, technological evolution and military activity have been linked. The existential challenge to society represented by warfare, combined with the immediate advantage that new technology can deliver, tends to accelerate technological innovation and diffusion. The relationships between the resulting technology systems, and social and security consequences, however, are quite complex, and understanding and managing them to enhance military advantage and long term security is a critical and underappreciated challenge. This is particularly true in the era of the so-called Five Horsemen – nanotechnology, biotechnology, robotics, information and communication technology, and applied cognitive science - when technological change is foundational, rapid and accelerating.
Braden R. Allenby is Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics; professor of Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering, and of Law; Founding Chair of the Consortium for Emerging Technologies, Military Operations, and National Security; and Founding Director of the Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management, at Arizona State University.
Location: McCormick Ranch Golf Club, 7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85268. For information call Bob Reuss at 480-544-5409 or email rreuss@cox.net.

Thursday 12 May, 2011, Noon - 2:00 pm - Washington DC - The Returned Services League of Australia, Washington Sub-Branch meets to hear S. Eugene (Gene) Poteat, LL.D on " The Polish Plane Crash in Smolensk, Russia: The KGB's latest intelligence coup, and NATO's latest intelligence disaster"

Gene is a retired senior CIA Scientific Intelligence Officer, President of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers and professor at the Institute of World Politics.  Gene worked on the U-2 and A-12 aircraft, space and naval reconnaissance systems. He managed the CIA's worldwide network of monitoring sites. He holds patents on covert communications. His CIA career included the Directorate of Science and Technology, the National Reconnaissance Office, Technical Director of the Navy's Special Programs Office and Executive Director of the Intelligence R&D Council. He served abroad in London, Scandinavia, the Middle East and Asia.
Where - Amenities Room, Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts Ave NW.
NOTE: Valid ID required.
Charge - $15.00, including buffet lunch and sodas. Alcoholic beverages- $2.00 each.
RSVP to David Ward at 202-352-8550 or via e-mail at dmward1973@gmail.com
Attire : Business casual
Parking: There is no parking at the Embassy. There is paid public parking behind and under the Airline Pilots Association (17th and Mass) and at 1500 Mass Ave NW.

Thursday, 12 May 2011, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - "Operation Dark Heart: Spy Craft and Special Ops on the Front Lines of Afghanistan" at the International Spy Museum

In 2001, just after the 9/11 attacks, Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, a DIA senior intelligence officer, returned to active duty for a 30 month period, during which he commanded a DIA operating base and had two successful, undercover, combat tours to Afghanistan. During these tours he participated in the search for senior al-Qaeda leadership in Afghanistan—recruiting informants and gathering intel to lead to the capture or termination of his targets. Shaffer later wrote about his experiences in the highly controversial Operation Dark Heart. Join Shaffer to hear about his experiences in Afghanistan, his thoughts about the current situation there and his comments on the Operation Dark Heart controversy.
WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F St NW, Washington, DC. Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
TICKETS: $15 per person. Register at www.spymuseum.org

Saturday, 14 May 2011, 11 a.m. - Grantham, NH -- The New England Chapter of CIRA meets to hear presentation on Border Operations by U.S. Border Patrol.

A U.S. Border Patrol Patrol Agent in Charge of the Intelligence Unit of the Swanton Sector of the U.S.-Canadian border, including New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire, will make the presentation. Event occurs at the Eastman Center. Questions to 603 863-4135.

14 May 2011 - Orange Park, FL - The AFIO North Florida Chapter meets to hear Roger C. Nichols, former President Westinghouse-Japan speaking on nuclear crisis and energy.

AFIO BulletFor more information or RSVP contact Quiel at qbegonia@comcast.net

14 May 2011 - Orange Park / Gainesville, FL - The AFIO North Florida Chapter meets at the Country Club for speaker luncheon.

AFIO BulletSpeaker TBA. To inquire or sign up, contact Quiel at qbegonia@comcast.net or 904-545-9549.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - "AREA 51: An Uncensored History of America's TOP SECRET Military Base" at the International Spy Museum

Area 51 sits inside one of the largest government-controlled land parcels in the United States, the Nevada Test and Training Range. It is the most famous military installation in the world—and the most secret. Now, Los Angeles Times Magazine journalist Annie Jacobsen, has written the first book to tell what really goes on at this top-secret location in the Nevada desert, AREA 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base. Join Jacobsen for the launch of her book, which is based on recently declassified documents and eyewitness accounts from seventy-four individuals linked to the base, and for the world premiere screening of Area 51 Declassified. The show, which premieres on the National Geographic Channel on 22 May, features formerly classified footage and photos from inside Area 51 and draws on the personal testimonies of more than 50 Area 51 veterans. After the screening, Jacobsen and veterans featured in her book and the documentary will comment on the film. The evening will reveal the cutting edge science—from testing nuclear reactions to building super-secret, super-sonic jets to technically supporting the War on Terror—that happens on site. Join us as we explore the facts that are often more fantastic than fiction and decode the mysterious activities of the legendary top-secret base.
Tickets: Free! No registration required! WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F St NW, Washington, DC. Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station

Wednesday, 18 May 2011, 9 am – 1 pm – Ft Lauderdale, FL – The FBI Miami CI Strategic Partnership and NOVA SE Univ present Keith Melton on “Role of Covert Tech in Mumbai Attacks.”

H. Keith Melton – a renowned collector, historian, author, professor and specialist in Clandestine Devices discusses: "The rapid adoption by terrorists of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies and the Internet  oint to more devastating techno-aided attacks in the future."
Location: Nova Southeastern University Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center  3301 College Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL  33314-7796
Registration/Continental Breakfast will be served from 8:00AM - 9:00AM  Carl Desantis Building/ H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship (Miniaci Theater adjacent to the Carl Desantis Building)
RSVP by May 11th to Cassandra.joseph@ic.fbi.gov  or call 305-787-6446. Be certain to identify yourself as AFIO member.


Thursday, 19 May 2011, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO - The Rocky Mountain Chapter presents Don Shannon, FBI  Supervisory Special Agent In Charge of Southern Colorado Joint Terrorism Task Force. 

AFIO BulletThe Rocky Mountain Chapter presents Don Shannon, FBI Supervisory Special Agent In Charge of Southern Colorado Joint Terrorism Task Force. Event will take place in the USAF Association's Eisenhower Golf Course Special Meeting Room. If you have any problems getting on to the USAF Academy Grounds, please call 719-459-5474 for assistance. Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net

Thursday, 19 May 2011, 12 noon - 1 pm - Washington, DC - "Mastermind: The Many Faces of the 9/11 Architect: Khalid Shaikh Mohammed" at the International Spy Museum

Author presentation. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was behind many of the most heinous terrorist plots of the past twenty years, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the Millennium Plots, and 9/11 itself. Today, Mohammed is at Guantanamo Bay and not talking. Investigative journalist Richard Miniter brings to life his remarkable true story, including his time living among us in the United States. Based on interviews with government officials, generals, diplomats and spies from around the world, Miniter reveals never-before-reported al Qaeda plots and remarkable new details about the 9/11 attacks. He also lets us into the ultimately successful clandestine operations of American and Pakistani intelligence officers to capture this notorious killer.
Where: International Spy Museum: 800 F St NW, Washington, DC. Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
TICKETS: Free, no registration required

19 May 2011, 11:30 am - Arlington, VA - The Defense Intelligence Forum meets to hear David Rogus "Brazil and U.S. National Security."

David Rogus, a “retired” Senior Foreign Service Officer, has served worldwide as a naval officer and diplomat with concentrations in the Americas and Northern Europe, and specializations in counter narcotics and law enforcement.  He served as State’s Director of Brazilian and Southern Cone Affairs.  Other assignments have covered Mexico, Cuba, the Caribbean, Iceland where he was Deputy Chief of Mission, the Balkans, and NATO.   Before leaving the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander to join the diplomatic corps, he served as a line and intelligence officer in the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean fleets, and ashore in Viet Nam during the war. After a stint as Lockheed Martin’s Director of Business Development for the Americas, he now heads a business development group in Washington, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro.  He holds degrees from Marquette University and the National War College.  Much of his work focuses on Brazil where he lived for eight years as a diplomat and naval officer, including four years with the Brazilian Navy. Dave is known to be a patron of the Garota de Ipanema bar, where the Girl from Ipanema was written, and a guy who enjoys the beaches of Rio. This forum will follow a modified Chatham House rule.  Everything except the speaker's name and subject will be off the record. The Defense Intelligence Forum is open to members of all Intelligence Community associations and their guests. Event location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA. Mr.
Reserve by 12 May by email to diforum@verizon.net.  Give names, telephone numbers, email addresses, and choice of chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portabella. Pay at the door by check for $29 per person. Make checks payable to DIAA, Inc. THE FORUM DOESN’T  TAKE CASH!  If you don’t have a check, have the restaurant charge your credit or debit card $29 and give the restaurant's copy of the receipt when you check in.

21 May 2011, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - RUSSIA, FRIEND OR FOE? by Natalia Novikova at the AFIO Maine Chapter meeting.

AFIO BulletMs. Novikova will address the current situation in Russia and the status of U.S. - Russia relations. Born and raised in Russia, Novikova will draw on personal experience and stories in speaking of the Yeltsin and Putin eras and how they have led to the current situation. Daughter of a Soviet military pilot and Soviet economist,  Novikova has an MBA from Harvard Business School and an M.S. in Applied Mathematics. She has traveled and worked on four continents. Currently a strategy consultant with Booz and Company in NYC, she lives in Manhattan with her husband Aleksey. 
     The meeting, which is open to the public, will be at 2:00 p.m. in the Program Center of the Brick Store Museum, 117 Main Street, Kennebunk. DIRECTIONS FOR PARKING behind the Museum: approaching the junction of Route 1 and Route 35 from the South turn right at the set of lights just before the Town Hall, then right into the Town Hall parking lot. Approaching the junction from the North, turn left at the light at the Unitarian Church and continue straight across the intersection onto the street to the right of the Town Hall, then right into the Town Hall parking lot. The Program Center is in the yelow building which forms one side of he parking lot. For further information contact 207-967-4298

Wednesday, 25 May 2011, 5 - 7 pm - Washington, DC - ABA Committee program on The Legal Framework of "The Bin Laden Operation" - a new legal debate.

The debate over whether activities falling under Title 10 - governing the armed forces - or Title 50 - governing intelligence activities - comes up in a variety of contexts, including targeted killings and cybersecurity. Why was the Osama bin Laden killing a covert action instead of a clandestine military operation? What are the elements of this debate and why should we care? The panel will begin with a recap, followed by a discussion among legal experts on military law, intelligence law, international law, and the Constitution to discuss the legal framework.
Location: Reserve Officers Assoc Bldg, 1 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC. Moderator: Suzanne Spaulding; Panelists: William C. Banks, Eric Greenwald, John Rizzo, Capt Stephanie Smart, USN.
RSVP REQUIRED: bernie.horowitz@americanbar.org

25 - 26 May 2011 - Ft Meade, MD - The Center for Cryptologic History presents the Henry F. Schorreck Memorial Lecture series for 2011.

The annual event is a series of historical lectures named in honor of the former NSA Historian. We present preeminent scholars from the social sciences who address cryptologic issues with a historical perspective. This year, Dr. Rose Mary Sheldon will speak on "The Private Side of William F. Friedman: A Scholar's View". Dr. Sheldon is Char and Professor at the Department of History at the Virginia Military Institute. She is a specialist on the ancient world and has written widely on intelligence and espionage throughout history. She also is the author of the guide to the Friedman Collection at the George C. Marshall Research Library. Dr. Sheldon will present her lecture at the National Cryptologic Museum from 1400-1600 on 25 May as well as 1100-1300 on 26 May. The sessions are open to the public, but advance registration is necessary due to limited seating capacity at the Museum. For more information or to register, contact Dr. Kent Sieg or Judy Holland by email at kgsieg@nsa.gov & jmholla@nsa.gov or call 301-688-2336.

Thursday, 26 May 2011, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - "Spies on Screen - Norwegian Ninja" at the International Spy Museum

Norwegian diplomat Arne Treholt was arrested in 1984 and convicted of spying for the Soviet Union and Iraq. Now, the most notorious modern espionage case in Norway undergoes an incredible transformation in the film Norwegian Ninja. Writer/director Thomas Cappelen Malling reimagines Treholt's case as the tale of a Ninja entrusted by King Olav to lead a secret force of enlightened shadow warriors. Join Malling for his first state-side screening of the film the Wall Street Journal calls, "hilarious and menacing, absurd and insightful, and an accomplished work of genre film making that authoritatively upends the cold-war spy thriller." He'll reveal how he was inspired to turn Treholt into a hero and what the real spy thinks of the film.
WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC. Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
TICKETS: $20 per person To REGISTER: www.spymuseum.org

27 - 28 May 2011 - Rijswijk, The Netherlands - 'The Future of Intelligence; Threats, Challenges, Opportunities' by the Netherlands Intelligence Studies Association

At the conference, present and future developments in the field of intelligence and security will be discussed by an array of well-known experts in the field and other participants. There will be plenary sessions and workshops with a focus on specific intelligence,
counterintelligence and global security challenges.
Registration: Registration for the conference will close on 13 May 2011. To register or for additional information visit: http://www.nisa-intelligence.nl
Conference Fee:
Standard Fee: € 150; Student Fee: € 65 (proof of status required) Fee covers registration, one dinner, two lunches and drinks.
Location: Netherlands Defence Academy, Brasserskade 227a, 2497 NX The Hague, Rijswijk.

Visit Netherlands Intelligence Studies Association (NISA)/Stichting Inlichtingenstudies Nederland
http://www.nisa-intelligence.nl

Icon CalendarJune 2011

Thursday, 2 June 2011, 5:30 to 9 pm - Dayton, OH - CIA Evening Presentation on "Stories of Sacrifice and Dedication: Civil Air Transport, Air America, and the CIA"

CIA_IconThe CIA, in partnership with the National Museum of the USAF, presents an evening which pays tribute to the sacrifice and dedication of Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America (AAm). These special CIA proprietaries were essential for covert operations, providing search and rescue, and photo reconnaissance in east and southeast Asia from the end of WWII through the Vietnam War. The highlight of the event will be the public release of 900 recently declassified documents from CAT and AA corporate files and CIA holdings spanning 1946 to 1978.
LOCATION: At the National Museum of USAF at Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH. Craig Duehring, retired Asst Secretary of the Air Force serves as keynote speaker. Mr. Duehring served as a USAF forward air controller in South Vietnam and Laos and will share his personal story of being rescued by Air America. The focus of the event will be two specific stories that exemplify the themes of sacrifice and dedication.

Updated Agenda as of 17 May 2011: Stories of Sacrifice and Dedication:  Civil Air Transport, Air America, and the CIA
National Museum of the United States Air Force, 2 June 2001, 5:30pm-9:00pm
5:30 pm – 5:35 pm   Welcome and opening remarks -- Lt. Gen. (Ret) Jack Hudson, Director, National Museum of the United States Air Force
5:35 pm – 5:40 pm   The CIA’s Historical Review Program: Improving Accessibility of Agency Documents -- Mr. Joe Lambert, Director, Information Management Services, CIA
5:40 pm - 6:10 pm    Keynote Speaker  -- Hon. Craig Duehring
6:10 pm – 7:15 pm   Teamwork and Sacrifice at Lima Site 85 -- Dr. Tim Castle, CIA historian
7:15 pm – 7:45 pm   Intermission
7:45 pm – 7:50 pm   Introduction to Extraordinary Fidelity -- Dr. Nick Dujmovic, CIA historian
7:50 pm – 8:50 pm   Extraordinary Fidelity (CIA Documentary Film) -- Produced by CIA’s Center for the Study of Intelligence
8:50 pm – 8:55 pm   Remarks on the film -- Dr. Nick Dujmovic, CIA historian
8:55 pm – 9:00 pm   Exchanging of Commemorative Awards and Closing Remarks -- Mr. Joe Lambert and Lt. Gen. (Ret) Jack Hudson

THREE RSVP/REGISTRATION CHOICES....ALL FREE

1. To RSVP/register as AFIO member and Guest and receive assured seats for the June 2nd evening-only Dayton, Ohio CIA event, do so here.

2. To RSVP as a member of the general public. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary but seating will be limited to the first 1,000 people. Seating will open at 4:30 p.m. on a first-come, first served basis. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by May 31 at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CIA2011 or call (937) 255-1670. Refreshments will also be available for purchase throughout the evening. More information from the USAF Museum is here: http://tinyurl.com/3w7o39c

3. To Register for this event PLUS Air America Assn programs before and after June 2, follow the instructions in this PDF from the Air America Assn website:
http://www.air-america.org/Reunion/2011/2011reunionregistration.pdf

2 June 2011 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Craig Fair, Acting Section Chief, FBI Counterintelligence Division at Headquarters.

AFIO BulletThe topic will be on Russian Foreign Intelligence Service's Illegals Network and Investgiation in the US. The meeting will be held at UICC, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco (between Sloat/Wawona): 11:30AM no host cocktails; noon - luncheon. $25 member rate with advance reservation and payment; $35 non-member/no reservation. E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi (please indicate meat or fish) at afiosf@aol.com and mail a check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011.

Friday, 3 June 2011, 10:30 am - 2 pm - McLean, VA - David Wise discusses Chinese Espionage; Douglas Waller describes the early years of the OSS and Wild Bill Donovan at the AFIO National Spring/Summer Luncheon

AFIO BulletMorning speaker is author Douglas Waller on "WILD BILL DONOVAN: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage." Our afternoon speaker is David Wise on what will be his first release of "TIGER TRAP: America's Secret Spy War With China." Register here.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 6 pm - Las Vegas, NV - The Las Vegas Chapter hear J. Thomas Peterson on "Will Democracy Bloom Following the Arab Spring?"

AFIO BulletEvent is being held in the Officer's Club on base. Mr. Peterson will present a brief biography of the Middle Eastern experience, an overview of events in North Africa and the Middle East and explain the Arab Spring. He will enlighten us with the history and current outlook as well as the key players of the Islamic republics. Mr. Peterson will conclude with the outlook on regional US foreign policy, the potential for replacement dictatorships and the potential for real democratic reform. Mr. Peterson is a former US Army Counterintelligence Officer. In the late 1980's he worked as an intelligence operations support contractor to the Nevada Site Office, U.S. Department of Energy. As he says, in 1992, when the world became a happy place and no one ever tested nuclear weapons again, he left intelligence to become a stock broker with Merrill Lynch. After more than a decade in financial services, he joined the Clark County Department of Aviation as a planning analyst, where he currently works. A graduate of the University of Washington, Mr. Peterson holds a degree in United States Business and Political Relations in the Middle East. He is fluent in Spanish and Persian Farsi and also speaks English fairly well. Mr. Peterson is a member of the Roger E. McCarthy Chapter Las Vegas, Association of Former Intelligence Officers.
If you are planning to attend the AFIO meeting provide your name and birthdate to Mary Bentley, Event Coordinator (702) 295-1024 or via BentleyM@nv.doe.gov before June 9, 2011.

17-19 June 2011 - Marburg, Germany - International Intelligence History Association- 17th Annual Conference 2011 - "German Intelligence History from Bismarck to the Present"

Speakers: Shpiro, Shlomo (Bar Ilan University), Brückner, Hilmar-Detlef, Pöhlmann, Markus (MGFA), Lüdke, Tilman (Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut), Klinkert, Wim (Breda), Macrakis, Kristie (Georgia Tech, Atlanta), Altenhöner, Florian (Berlin), Vodusek-Staric, Jerca (University of Maribor), Schmidl, Erwin (HGM Wien), Pahl, Magnus (MGFA), Heinemann, Winfried (MGFA), Faulkner, Marcus (King's College London), Hess, Sigurd (Rheinbach), Hammerschmidt, Peter (Universität Mainz), Hechelhammer, Bodo (BND), Herman, Michael (Oxford), Mayzel, Matitiahu (Cummings Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Tel Aviv University),
Libel, Tamir (Dan Shomron Center).
More info: www.intelligence-history.org

18 June 2011, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - The AFIO Maine Chapter hears "Iran and the War Against the West" by counterterrorism specialist Michael Ledeen

AFIO BulletMichael Ledeen, internationally renowned scholar, author, and foreign policy advisor will be guest speaker discussing "Iran and the War Against the West." Ledeen holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he specialized in Modern Europe. In 1974 he moved to Italy where he studied the history of Fascism. In the 1980s he worked for the Italian military intelligence as a "risk assessment" consultant. In the early 1980s he testified before the Senate Committee on Security and Terrorism with William Colby former CIA Director at which both expressed their belief that the Soviet Union was providing support to terorist groups. He was Special Advisor to Secretary of State Alexander Haig and was a consultant of National Security Advisor Robert C. McFarlane at the time of the Iran Contra scandal. More recently Ledeen has been accused of being involved in the alleged yellowcake forgery. Ledeen held the Freedom Scholar chair at the American Enterprise Institute and currently holds a similar chair at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Known for his controversial theories, Ledeen has appeared on TV news progams and is the author of numerous articles and books including his most recent, The Iranian Time Bomb. The meeting is open to the public. It will be held at the Kennebunkport Community Center, 8 Temple Street in Kennebunkport, across from the Post Office and uphill from the municipal parking lot. For information call 207-967-4298.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011, 7 - 9pm - Washington, DC - "Deception and Spycraft: Military Intelligence in the Civil War" - Spy Seminar Series on Civil War Spies at the International Spy Museum

Spy Seminar Series: Civil War Spies - A Three-Part Exploration of Union and Confederate Intelligence Operations.
The North and the South both had their share of intelligence successes (and failures); neither the Blue nor the Gray were strangers to intrigue and espionage. Society ladies carried secret messages, runaway slaves re-crossed the Mason-Dixon Line as undercover agents, and couriers worked covert operations in the life or death climate of wartime. In this series, a distinguished group of historians and espionage experts will introduce you to some of the most amazing spies and spy cases of the conflict.
Spy Museum historian Mark Stout; Professor William B. Feis, of Buena Vista University, author of Grant's Secret Service: The Intelligence War from Belmont to Appomattox; and James A. Davis, Professor of Musicology at State University of New York—Fredonia, for a fascinating discussion of intelligence in America's bloodiest war.
International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC. Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Tickets: Series Tickets: $60; Individual Tickets: $25
Register at: www.spymuseum.org

22 June 2011 - San Diego, CA - The AFIO San Diego Chapter hosts San Diego District Attorney, Bonnie Dumanis (and candidate for Mayor) as our guest speaker

AFIO BulletTo Register or for more information email Darryl at DRT1083@aol.com

Thursday, 23 June 2011, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - "David Wise on America's Secret Spy War with China" at the International Spy Museum

Join renowned intelligence author David Wise as he reveals the full story of China's many victories and defeats in its ongoing espionage war with America. To write his new book Tiger Trap: America's Secret Spy War with China, Wise interviewed key insiders in the FBI and CIA as well as Chinese agents and people close to them to gather the unvarnished stories of Chinese espionage. Wise will share the honey traps, double agents, and mind-blowing objectives of the rapidly emerging Asian superpower.
International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC. Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
TICKETS: $12.50 per person. Register at www.spymuseum.org

23 June 2011, 8 AM - 1 PM - Miami, FL - Special Invite to AFIO Members Miami Area - FBI Infragard invites AFIO Members to a meeting discussing Post Bin-Laden Issues

Venue: Florida International University (Miami) (CBC 155, in the College of Business Complex) Topic: Post Bin-Laden
Please contact SA Nelson Barbosa to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not delay.
Some topics: Special Operations Groups (Briefer to be Announced): Insightful Briefing on the Functions and Responsibilities of the Special Operations Groups; Challenges and Perspectives of their Global Counter Terrorism Role to Protect our National Security.
Dr. Luis Fleischman discussing Bin Laden/Al Qaeda from a Sociological, Geopolitical and National Security Perspectives, focusing in Security Implications, and Terrorism Trends, in the Western Hemisphere, and in our Homeland.
FBI SA Geoffrey Swinerton, Miami FBI SWAT Team Leader on the FBI, State, Local and Federal Law Enforcement coordination, as it pertains to potential current and future threats to our South Florida area of responsibility, from a tactical perspective.
FBI Intelligence Analyst (IA) Armando R. Chavez briefing on the National Threat Picture the FBI is looking at today, following Bin Laden demise.
AFIO members wishing to attend this no-cost conference, immediately contact nelson.barbosa@ic.fbi.gov or call 305-787-6130 office

Saturday, 25 June 2011 - Salem, MA - The AFIO New England Chapter meeting features Mary Margaret Graham, former Associate DNI, Collection, and CIA COS for NY.

AFIO BulletOur schedule is as follows: Registration & gathering, 1000 - 1130, membership meeting; 1130 – 1200. Luncheon at 1200 followed by our speaker, with adjournment at 2:30PM.
Our speaker will be Mary Margaret Graham, former Associate DNI for Collection, and CIA COS in NYC on 9/11. She was in the WTC when the planes hit. Ms. Graham is a veteran of the Clandestine Service and has had a variety of assignments overseas.
Note, as this meeting is a one day event we have not made any hotel arrangements.

Locale: the Salem Waterfront Hotel located in Salem MA. The hotel web site is here: http://www.salemwaterfronthotel.com/. For directions to the hotel look here: http://www.salemwaterfronthotel.com/location.html
Information about Salem MA and local hotels can be found here: http://salem.org/
Questions, comments, etc. to afionechapter@gmail.com

Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 7 - 10 pm - Washington, DC - "Dinner With A Spy" - Jim Woolsey at the International Spy Museum

Former U.S. Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) R. James Woolsey headed the CIA and intelligence community at a time of great change and challenge. Woolsey was appointed by President Clinton in 1993 to serve as DCI. During this intimate dinner, Woolsey will share what it was like to serve as DCI during that tumultuous time: the Cold War was ending and the Agency was suffering from the recent revelation that intelligence officer Aldrich Ames had been a Soviet mole inside the Agency. Come participate in this lively exchange hosted by CIA veteran and International Spy Museum executive director Peter Earnest, who served as DCI Woolsey's spokesman.
WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC. Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Price: $200 per person
Register at www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 4:30 pm - Washington, DC - "The Nuclear Security of the Korean Peninsula and the Expanding Chinese Challenges to US Global Roles" by Kyung-Soon Chang at IWP.

AFIO members are cordially invited to a lecture with Kyung-Soon Chang, President, the Korean National Movement for the Protection of Freedom. Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
No admittance without RSVP. Please RSVP now to kbridges@iwp.edu.

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Friday, 8 July 2011, 6 pm - Washington, DC - David Wise speaks on his book "Tiger Trap: America's Secret Spy War with China" at Institute of World Politics

For decades, America obsessed over Soviet spies, while China quietly penetrated the highest levels of government. Now, for the first time, based on innumerable interviews with key insiders at the FBI and CIA as well as with Chinese agents and people close to them, David Wise tells the full story of China's many victories and defeats in its American spy wars.

Two key cases interweave throughout: Katrina Leung, codenamed Parlor Maid, worked for the FBI for years, even after she became a secret double agent for China, aided by love affairs with both of her FBI handlers. Here, too, is the inside story of the case, codenamed Tiger Trap, of a key Chinese-American scientist suspected of stealing nuclear weapons secrets. These two cases lead to many others, involving famous names from Wen Ho Lee to Richard Nixon, stunning national security leaks, and sophisticated cyberspying. The story leads right up to the present, with a West Coast spy ring whose members were sentenced in 2010-but it surely will continue for years to come, as China faces off against America.
LOCATION: The Institute of World Politics,1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
No Cost To attend, but you MUST RSVP to kbridges@iwp.edu.

11 - 13 July 2011 - Dungarvan, IRELAND. 2nd Annual Global Intelligence Forum by Mercyhurst College's Institute for Intelligence Studies

Last July in Dungarvan, Ireland the Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies (MCIIS) hosted this event which explored the nature of analysis and its application in various disciplines, including law enforcement, national security and competitive intelligence, building bridges between analytic practitioners and scholars within those disciplines, and exploring best practices in terms of teaching analytic methodologies. Takeaways for attendees were a deeper and broader appreciation of the value of different analytic methods, which can be borrowed as ―best practices from other disciplines, as well as instruction on the application. Attended by 180 people from 17 countries the forum was very well received.
This year's July 11-13 forum theme will be the relationship between intelligence and the decision-maker and we've gathered an outstanding group of international speakers and panelists (http://globalintelligenceforum.com). In addition we will be offering two proven training courses following the forum one designed for decision-makers in various disciplines and the other for analysts .
Five or more AFIO members that attend will be given a 10% discount on registration. It's a wonderful excuse for a July vacation in Ireland and Dungarvan is a perfect venue (www.dungarvan.com).

Tuesday, 19 July 2011, 7 - 9pm - Washington, DC - "The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracies " - Spy Seminar Series on Civil War Spies at the International Spy Museum

Spy Seminar Series: Civil War Spies - A Three-Part Exploration of Union and Confederate Intelligence Operations.
The North and the South both had their share of intelligence successes (and failures); neither the Blue nor the Gray were strangers to intrigue and espionage. Society ladies carried secret messages, runaway slaves re-crossed the Mason-Dixon Line as undercover agents, and couriers worked covert operations in the life or death climate of wartime. In this series, a distinguished group of historians and espionage experts will introduce you to some of the most amazing spies and spy cases of the conflict.
Location: Ford's Theatre - Join renowned experts Michael Kauffman, author of American Brutus; Frank J. Williams, Chairman of The Lincoln Forum and Chief Justice (ret) of Rhode Island; and H. Donald Winkler, author of Stealing Secrets and Lincoln and Booth: More Light on the Conspiracy; for a rounded view of the conspiracies and realities of the horrific events of April 14th, 1865.
International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC. Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Tickets: Series Tickets: $60; Individual Tickets: $25
Register at: www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 20 July 2011, 12 noon - Washington, DC - "The Triple Agent: The Al Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA" a book event at the International Spy Museum

For more than a decade, the United States has been hunting Ayman al-Zawahiri, the number two man in Al Qaeda. In 2009, the Agency was finally getting close to bagging this "High-Value Target"—its partners in the Jordanian General Intelligence Directorate had a source named Humam Khalil al-Balawi working inside Al Qaeda and he knew where Zawahiri was. Or so Jordanian intelligence and the CIA thought. In fact, Al Qaeda was running a sophisticated deception against them. In December 2009 al-Balawi came to Forward Operating Base Chapman, a CIA base in Khost, Afghanistan and detonated a thirty-pound bomb strapped to his chest, instantly killing seven CIA officers and one Jordanian intelligence officer. It was the CIA's greatest loss of life in decades. In The Triple Agent, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Joby Warrick takes us deep inside the CIA's secret war against Al Qaeda, a war that pits robotic planes and laser-guided missiles against a low-tech but cunning enemy. Join the author for this gripping true story of miscalculation, deception, and revenge, learn how Al Qaeda fooled the world's greatest intelligence service.
Tickets: Free! No Registration Required!

Thursday, 21 July 2011, 12:30 - 2:30 - Los Angeles, CA - The AFIO LA Chapter hears anti-terrorism specialist Michael O'Neill on Irish, European, and pan-Arab 21st Century Terrorism

AFIO BulletEvent is being held at the LMU campus. Speaker Michael O'Neill is a former detective with the Royal Ulster Constabulary Anti-Terrorism Division, and will discuss his personal perspective of "terror" in the 21st Century with relation to the "Irish" question and the links between the European and pan Arab entities similar to the PLO. Please RSVP via email to AFIO_LA@yahoo.com if you plan to attend the luncheon.

Thursday, 21 July 2011, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO – The Rocky Mountain Chapter presents Joan Papke an Attorney and Private Investigator on Using Social Network media as an Intelligence Tool.

AFIO BulletAttorney Papke will also discuss the potential legal and ethical issues associated with using social media and social networking sites in the course of an investigation or as a tool for gathering Intelligence. This event will be held at a new location The Inn at Palmer Divide, 443 S. Highway 105 Palmer Lake, CO, Exit 161 westbound off I-25, West on Highway 105. Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net

24 July 2011, 11:30 am - Cleveland, OH - "Indentification, Assessment, Monitoring and Minimizing of Risk at the Local Level" at AFIO N Ohio Chapter hosts Patrick Shaw, Dept of Homeland Security

AFIO BulletSpeaker: Patrick M. Shaw -- Protective Security Advisor (PSA). Shaw is Protective Security Advisor (PSA) for the Cleveland, Ohio District, Department of Homeland Security
Topic: Identification, Assessment, Monitoring and Minimizing of Risk at the Local Level

WHERE: Cleveland Yachting Club, 200 Yacht Club Dr., Cleveland, OH 44116-1736, (440) 333-1155
Get directions: Near Clifton Blvd. and Lake Road in Rocky River. Click on "Get directions, above, for Google Map directions from your point of origin.

COST: Chapter and AFIO National Members and their guests $28.00; National AFIO Members and their guests $30.00; Non-Members $35.00

RSVP: Email to mgoldstein@msglpa.com or phone the names of those attending to 440-424-4071
RSVP's will be considered firm. Then mail check with reservation form, to be received by July 15, 2011

Patrick M. (Pat) Shaw currently serves as the Protective Security Advisor (PSA) for the DHS Cleveland, Ohio District. Mr. Shaw supports homeland security efforts, serving in an advising and reach-back capacity to the Homeland Security Advisors. He contributes to the development of the national risk picture by assisting with the identification, assessment, monitoring, and minimizing of risk to critical assets at the local level. As a PSA, Mr. Shaw facilitates, coordinates, and performs vulnerability assessments for local infrastructure and assets, and acts as a physical and technical advisor to Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011, 7 - 9pm - Washington, DC - " Civil War Sisterhood of Spies" - Spy Seminar Series on Civil War Spies at the International Spy Museum

Spy Seminar Series: Civil War Spies - A Three-Part Exploration of Union and Confederate Intelligence Operations.
The North and the South both had their share of intelligence successes (and failures); neither the Blue nor the Gray were strangers to intrigue and espionage. Society ladies carried secret messages, runaway slaves re-crossed the Mason-Dixon Line as undercover agents, and couriers worked covert operations in the life or death climate of wartime. In this series, a distinguished group of historians and espionage experts will introduce you to some of the most amazing spies and spy cases of the conflict.
Location: the Willard Intercontinental Hotel - Ann Blackman author of Wild Rose will describe Wild Rose Greenhow's exploits in the nation's capitol, Amanda Ohlke, director of adult education at the International Spy Museum will trace Elizabeth Van Lew's colorful espionage career, and historical impersonator Emily Lapisardi will portray lively Confederate spy Antonia Ford.
International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC. Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Tickets: Series Tickets: $60; Individual Tickets: $25
Register at: www.spymuseum.org

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4 August 2011 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Akiva Tor, Consul General of Israel for the Pacific Northwest Region.

AFIO BulletThe topic will be on the evolving unrest in the Middle East to include events that started in Tunisia, moved to Egypt, Libya, Yemen and more recently Syria and the resulting ramifications regarding the security of Israel. The presentation will touch on cooperation between US and Israeli intelligence. The meeting location will be confirmed upon receipt of registration. 11:30AM no host cocktails; noon - luncheon. $25 member rate with advance reservation and payment; $35 non-members accompanied by a member. No walk-ins allowed. Seating is limited. E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi (please indicate meat or fish) at afiosf@aol.com and mail a check made out to "AFIO" by 7/27/11 to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011

Saturday, 6 August 2011, 11:30 am -- Melbourne, FL -- the AFIO Satellite Chapter luncheon followed by General Bud O'Connor's talk, "To the Moon." 

AFIO BulletThis luncheon will be held at the At Ease Club in the Indian River Colony Club, Melbourne, FL.  Check-in and cash bar at 11:30 am, lunch ($18) at 12:30 pm, followed by speaker. To register or for more information, contact Donna Czarnecki at donnacz@aol.com

Saturday, 6 August 2011, 7:00 pm - Washington, DC - "The ESP in Espionage: An Evening with Alain Nu, the Man Who Knows" at the International Spy Museum

“To watch him is to throw out all the rules of physics. Time and space are malleable in Nu's deft hands.” — Eric Brace, The Washington Post

When the U.S. Government began their Star Gate program in the 1970s, they were focused on the possibility of using psychic channels to gather intelligence. Psychics, in a clinically controlled setting, were asked to perform “remote viewing”—attempting to sense targeted information about people, places and events. Reports of the program’s success run from the eerie to the off-base, but the intelligence world’s pursuit of the mind’s power has captured the imagination of Alain Nu. The Man Who Knows™, who has long been obsessed with the strange, the unknown, and unexplained. His exploration of the unusual has led him to the field of mentalism and developing his untold powers. Nu’s uncanny demonstrations blur the line between science and the mysteries of unexplained phenomena and have been featured in his own TLC Network television specials The Mysterious World of Alain Nu and his book Picture Your ESP! And now he is turning his ESPecially entertaining powers to the world of ESPionage. Join us for an evening with Nu inspired by Star Gate, the trickery of spies, and other top secret projects.

Tickets:  $25 – Complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. To register visit www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 9 August 2011 - Tampa, FL - The AFIO Suncoast FL Chapter features Hon. Gus M. Bilirakis, Republican from Palm Harbor.

AFIO BulletGus Bilirakis was first elected to Congress on November 7, 2006, to represent Florida's Ninth Congressional District, which includes portions of Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough counties. He is currently serving his third term in the United States House of Representatives. Gus currently serves on the Committees on Homeland Security, Veterans' Affairs and Foreign Affairs. Gus has been appointed Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and
Communication, a vital post for the state of Florida. In this role he will oversee the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and will work to enhance emergency preparedness across the nation. He has also been named Vice Chairman of the Veteran's Affairs Committee, where he will advocate for veterans and oversee the Department of Veterans Affairs. Additionally, Gus is a member of the Republican Party's Whip Team, is Chair of the Veterans' Affairs Task Force for the Republican Policy Committee, and is Co-Chairman of the Military Veterans Caucus.
Please RSVP no later than August 5th with the names of any guests. Refer to the information "To attend our Meeting" in the chapter newsletter for important details. Check-in at 1130 hours; opening ceremonies, lunch and business meeting at noon, followed by our speaker, the Hon. Gus Bilirakis. We have maintained the all-inclusive cost at $15. The cash wine and soda bar will open at 1100 hours for those that wish to come early to socialize. Further info at www.suncoastafio.org or contact Wallace S. Bruschweiler, Sr. at afiosuncoastvp@aol.com

Friday, 12 August 2011 - McLean, VA - AFIO National Summer Luncheon features Michael Rogers, the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Burgess Jr., the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

AFIO BulletREGISTER NOW for the AFIO National Summer Luncheon. MORNING speaker [11 a.m.] will be the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Rep. Michael J. Rogers (R-MI 8th District) former FBI Remarks are ON THE RECORD. The 1 p.m. speaker will be Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Burgess, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Check in for badge pickup at 10:30 a.m. Chairman Mike Rogers gives address at 11 a.m. Director Burgess will give address at 1 p.m. Lunch is served at noon. Event closes at 2 p.m. -- EVENT LOCATION: The Crowne Plaza 1960 Chain Bridge Road McLean, Virginia 22102

13 August 2011 - Orange Park / Gainesville, FL - MEETING CANCELLED - Did not meet high minimums for Country Club. The AFIO North Florida Chapter meets at the Country Club to hear Colonel Will G. Merrill, Jr., U.S. Army (Retired), USMA graduate.

AFIO BulletThis meeting’s special guest and speaker will be Colonel Will G. Merrill, Jr., U.S. Army (Retired). A native of Ashland, Wisconsin, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in the Class of 1958. After graduation, he was assigned as a platoon leader with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC from 1959 to 1961. Following that assignment, he commanded a Hawk surface-to-air missile battery at Fort Bliss, TX and Bad Aibling, Germany from 1961- 64. In 1966-67, he was an advisor to a Vietnamese Army 155 mm Artillery Battalion in Pleiku, Vietnam. During 1969-70, he served as Operations Officer for the 2nd Infantry Division on the Demilitarized Zone in the Republic of Korea during a period of intense crisis. From 1974-75 he was Battalion Commander of the 1/7th Air Defense Artillery at Fort Bliss, TX. From 1983-1989 he was the NATO Liaison Officer to Greece, stationed at the Greek Pentagon in Athens, during which time he narrowly escaped two assassination plots. He retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of Colonel in 1989. He is a graduate of the Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Army Ranger Course, the Army Airborne Course, the Armed Forces Staff College and the DOD Language School courses in Spanish and Greek. He has also earned a Master’s Degree in Business from Webster College. Following his retirement from military service he became Vice President of a nationwide Home Inspection Service and later Vice President of a Wireless Communications Company. His personal decorations include the Department of Defense Superior Service Award, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Four Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation Medal and Vietnamese Honor Medal. His sons Bill and Michael are also West Point graduates. Bill, also an Army Colonel, has completed two tours of duty in Iraq and extensive duty in other Mid-East countries. His granddaughter, Jeanell, is an Army 1st Lieutenant who has also served in Iraq. Will is married to the former Barbara Michel, of Brooklyn, New York. His daughters Mary Merrill Quinn and Susan Tsantes, live in Minneapolis and Framingham, MA. His son, Michael, lives in Jacksonville and is the founder of Smartphones Technologies. He will be speaking about his many and diverse Army experiences, and has recently authored a book on the Heros of 9/11.
Please RSVP right away for the 13 August 2011 meeting to Quiel at qbegonia@comcast.net or 904-545-9549.The cost will be $16 each, pay the Country Club at the event.

24 - 26 August 2011 - Raleigh, NC - "Spies Among Us - The Secret World of Illegals" - theme of the 7th Raleigh Spy Conference

Special guests/speakers: Michael Hayden, former DCIA and DIRNSA; Michael Sulick, former Director of the National Clandestine Service, CiA
Returning presenters:
Brian Kelley
, CIA & Professor at Institute of World Politics;
Nigel West - world-famous intelligence author/speaker - former Member of Parliament;
Dan Mulvenna - RCMP/CASIS
Writer's Roundtable to feature Douglas Waller, author of Wild Bill Donovan, about the founder of the Office of Strategic Services — the World War 11 forerunner of the CIA — will serve as anchor. Other authors on the roundtable are David Wise, often called 'the dean of intelligence authors,' to discuss his new book Tiger Trap: America’s Secret Spy War With America, and Kent Clizbe, author of Willing Accomplices, a book concerning the continuing influence of Soviet propaganda on Western academia and media and other noted writers in the field.

New to the conference this year: The Historical Collections Division of the Office of Information Services of the Central Intelligence Agency will present a few booklets of recently declassified secret documents, ranging from the Korean War, the Warsaw Pact, Air America, martial law in Poland, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, and the papers of controversial CIA director Richard Helms. Officials from CIA’s Historical Division will be on hand in Raleigh to discuss their work and answer individual questions.

For more information: www.raleighspyconference.com
email: cyndi@metromagazine.net by calling Cyndi Harris at 919-831-0999.
Location: North Carolina Museum of History, Downtown Raleigh, NC

30 August 2011, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Jupiter, FL - AFIO members invited by FBI InfraGard meeting on Critical Infrastructure Security - Public and Private Sectors

Topic: Critical Infrastructure Security Public and Private sectors
Venue: G4S Americas Complex, 1395 University Boulevard, Jupiter, Florida 33458
Google Map: http://tinyurl.com/3e6qcuu
Agenda:
8:00 - 9:00 AM: Registration
9:00 - 9:15 AM: Introduction and welcoming remarks.
9:15 - 10:00 AM: Mr. Ken Worster - Topic : Security Glazing: How to Play Defense Against Terrorism, Violent Crime, Forced Entry, and Violent Weather
10:00 - 11:00 AM: Mr. Joseph (Bob) Granger - Topic “Quantifying Risk: The Science of Putting a Price Tag on Vulnerabilities”
11:00 - 11:15 AM: Break
11:15 - 12:45 PM: Randy Atlas, Ph.D. AIA, CPP - Topic: Designing for security with crime prevention through environmental design
12: 45 - 1 PM: Q & A’s - Adjournment
Please contact SA Nelson Barbosa to RSVP at nelson.barbosa@ic.fbi.gov
305-787-6130 office

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Wednesday, 7 September 2011, 6 p.m. - Las Vegas, NV - the AFIO Las Vegas Chapter hosts Ken Walther, CIA, on "Safe Houses & Listening Posts in Hostile Areas."

AFIO BulletArrive early and join us at 5 p.m. in the "Robin’s Roost" bar area for liaison and beverages

The featured speaker for the evening will be: Kenneth W. Walther on "Safe Houses & Listening Posts in Hostile Areas"

Conducting covert operations and gathering intelligence is part of our job in defending our country. A combination of HUMINT and Technical Operations yields high results in identifying an adversary or high priority target. Recently in the news was a compound in Abbotabad, Pakistan, that was identified as housing Osama Bin Laden. A lot of news coverage has focused on how the compound had been under surveillance for several months, including news coverage from Al Jezeera. http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/05/20115664943840210.html Whether one believes the complete story, or not, the fact that remains is an observation post was used.

How does one set up a Listening Post or Safe House in areas where you would be a target as well? What are the precautions, alliances and risks your agents face by cooperating with the USG? How do you conceal your presence and establish a "cover for action"? This brief introduction to the real world of operations will shed some light into the world of intelligence gathering at the Technical Operations level.
Ken Walther worked as an undercover Technical Operations Officer for the Central Intelligence Agency for 27 years. He primarily worked in the Directorate of Science and Technology (DS&T) but also served in the Directorate of Operations (DO).

During his career with the CIA, Mr. Walther spent seventeen years serving on overseas assignments and his work led him to visit 102 countries. The total of twenty years experience overseas, between the CIA and military, allowed Mr. Walther to experience a variety of cultures, languages and operational activities. Living for extended periods in Asia, Africa, Central and South America and Europe were building blocks in a succession of intelligence operations against a variety of targets, to include: Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Espionage, Counter-Narcotics, Counter-Intelligence, & Arms Interdiction.

Prior to retirement, Mr. Walther was certified as a Senior Instructor at the CIA’s clandestine training facility, "the Farm". At retirement, the Agency allowed Mr. Walther to retire “open” and his cover was rolled back to day one. He was allowed to accept several awards that had been previously locked away because of his cover status.

Mr. Walther is a member of the Roger E. McCarthy Chapter Las Vegas, Association of Former Intelligence Officers.
If you are planning to attend the AFIO meeting please provide your name and birth date to Mary Bentley, Event Coordinator, (702) 295-1024 at BentleyM@nv.doe.gov

12 September 2011 - Washington, DC - DACOR-DIAA Forum hosts two speakers on Islamic Doctrine of Shariah.

Lieutenant General Harry Edward Soyster, USA (Ret.), and John Guandolo will speak on the Islamic Doctrine of Shariah. The speakers were on the team that wrote Shariah: The Threat to America. General Soyster was director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. He has served as Commanding General of the US Army Intelligence and Security Command, US Army Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, and 24th Infantry Division chief of staff. He served in Korea and in combat in Vietnam. Following retirement, he became vice president for international operations for Military Professional Resources, Inc. John Guandolo advises internationally on the Global Islamic Movement. In the FBI, he served in the Counterterrorism Division, investigated narcotics trafficking, was the bureau’s liaison to the Capitol Police, and created and implemented the bureau’s Counterterrorism Training and Education Course. A Naval Academy graduate, he was commissioned into the Marine Corps and served in combat in the first Gulf War. This Forum is open to members of all Intelligence Community associations and their guests.

DACOR members reserve directly with DACOR (202-682-0500, Extension 15). All others reserve by 5 September by mailing a check for $25 per person (payable to DIAA, Inc) to DIAA (Attn: Forum), 256 Morris Creek Road, Cullen, Virginia 23934. Give your name and the names of your guests, your email address, and your telephone number. To get a refund if you are not a DACOR member, you must cancel by noon on 8 September by email to diaalumni.org or by telephone to 571-426-0098. Event location is: DACOR Bacon House, 1801 F St NW, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 5-6 p.m. - Hampton Roads, VA - The AFIO Norman Forde Hampton Roads Chapter Membership Meeting

AFIO BulletLocation: Tabb Library in York County. Main Meeting Room. (Directions follow) We will discuss a slate of new chapter officers, chapter plans for the Fall and other business matters. Please consider nominating yourself or someone else for the offices of chapter President, Treasurer and Secretary. Please rsvp: Melissa Saunders mwsaunders@cox.net

Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 5:30 - 7:30 pm - McLean, VA - "Going Beyond Google: Gathering Internet Intelligence" by SCIP DC Chapter

Knowing a competitor’s strategies, in advance, can be the difference between success and failure, and yet members of business leadership teams, marketers, and sales teams are stretched too thin just “doing their job” to spend much time really analyzing the competition. During this session we’ll show you how can make the most of open source intelligence (OSINT) assets. This program was presented and Sold Out at the SCIP11 Annual Conference in May.
Presenters - Sean Campbell and Scott Swigart, Principals, Cascade Insights
Location Northrop Grumman Information Systems, 7575 Colshire Drive, Room: 2100W, McLean, VA 22101, (703) 713-4000
Agenda: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Registration and Networking (with refreshments); 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM eLearning Webinar; 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM Q&A and Networking.
For more information or registration visit www.scip.org

Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 11:30AM - Scottsdale, AZ - "Brainologist" to discuss "Infinite Possibilities of a Balanced Brain" at AFIO Arizona Chapter

AFIO BulletSelf-called 'Brainologist,' Lee Gerdes speaks on “Limitless: The Infinite Possibilities of a Balanced Brain”. Gerdes is the founder and CEO of Brain State Technologies®, and invented something he calls Brainwave Optimization™ to supposedly "heal from the life-limiting trauma he experienced as a result of a violent assault."
Using his knowledge as a mathematician, physicist, computer scientist, theologian and psychologist, Gerdes claims that he has arrived at a new understanding of how humans can better understand and access their inherent brain power.
He developed Brainwave Optimization, an advanced neuro-technology that, says Gerdes, has now been used to help nearly 34,000 people worldwide: soldiers, children with learning difficulties, addicts, insomniacs, prisoners and high-performance athletes and executives. Brainwave Optimization is purportedly a tool for achieving higher levels of cognition, clarity, balance and harmony. – and to overcome stress, anxieties, sleeplessness and addictions.
Gerdes will explain how his technology can help you “see” what’s happening inside your own brain and how the brain can change itself to help you move beyond current limitations.

RSVP no later than 72 hours ahead of time; in the past, not reserving or cancelling without prior notice (72 hours prior to the meeting) created much grief for those of us organizing the meeting and dealing with the personnel!
Event location: McCORMICK RANCH GOLF COURSE, 7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85258 ~ Phone 480.948.0260

WE ARE charged for the no-shows and please remember, we are a small organization with a humble coffer! We would therefore APPRECIATE that you all respond to this email to confirm your presence (or not).
Our meeting fees will be as follows: $20.00 for AFIO members; $22.00 for guests; $25.00 for AFIO Members with NO RSVPs as per the requested date; All NO SHOWS or last minute cancellations will need to pay for the lunch.
For reservations or questions, please email ON OR BEFORE September 12, 2011 Simone simone@4smartphone.net or simone@afioaz.org or call and leave a message on 602.570.6016

Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 7:00 p.m. - Washington, DC - Dinner with a Spy: An Evening with Jonna and Tony Mendez at the International Spy Museum.

Dine with Tony and Jonna Mendez, both former CIA chiefs of disguise, who will share their stories of how they used their artistry to enable intelligence officers and agents to slip away from surveillance, clandestinely infiltrate and exfiltrate denied areas, hide top secret information, and pass stolen secrets. Both officers spent their careers in the CIA’s Office of Technical Service, often compared to Q’s laboratory in the James Bond stories. The Mendezes will recount their extraordinary disguise exploits evading the KGB, Stasi, and DGI, and you’ll learn how George Clooney and Ben Affleck are immortalizing Mr. Mendez’s most famous exploit “The Canadian Caper” in a movie set to release in 2012. You will be one of only 20 guests at Zola for a three-course dinner and wine-pairing where you’ll talk with the Mendezes about their remarkable careers and their thoughts on today’s intelligence issues. Tickets:  $200 - Please call Laura at 202-654-0932 to register.

15 - 16 September 2011, 9am - 4pm - Prescott, AZ - 7th National Security & Intelligence Symposium - Embry-Riddle 7th Annual National Security & Intelligence Symposium - Developing Security and Intelligence Professionals for the 21st century
Location: Davis Learning Center Auditorium, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 3700 Willow Creek Rd, Prescott, Arizona

Embry-Riddle's symposium will focus on the challenges in developing security and intelligence professionals for the 21st century. They will explore the educational and professional knowledge as well as the skill sets needed by new security and intelligence officers, the leadership and management of security and intelligence activities domestically and internationally, and the evolving challenges to security and intelligence officers in the 21st century.
Call for papers and presentations
We invite interested students, scholars, and professionals to submit proposals for papers and presentations focusing on the development of security and intelligence professionals in the 21st Century. Subject areas will include professional and academic educational study programs and opportunities, leadership and management of government security and intelligence functions, and new and evolving challenges to security and intelligence officers in the 21st century. Papers and presentations in the areas of physical security, personnel security, information and computer security, private and government security management and counterintelligence are also welcome.
Paper and or panel proposals are due no later than June 24, 2011. Proposals must include the following information:
Name of the Presenter(s)
Organization or Institution
Contact Information; (email and telephone number)
Paper or Panel Title(s):
Paper Abstract or Panel Summary (100-150 word per paper and 500-600 word per panel)
DEADLINE: Persons submitting proposals will be notified of their selection by June 30, 2011
There is no required format and presentation may be by lecture with or without multimedia support.
Please submit your proposal and any questions by email to prnsis@erau.edu

Saturday, 17 September 2011, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - BEATING TERRORISM AT HOME is theme of AFIO Maine Chapter meeting

AFIO BulletCapt. Raymond Brown will be the guest speaker at this Maine Chapter meeting. He is an expert on intelligence analysis, transportation security and anti-terrorism management, Capt. Brown has trained numerous groups and organizations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Logan Airport, City of Boston, and the American Trucking Association.  His graduation from the U. S. Coast Guard Academy has been followed by a distinguished career in the areas of intelligence and national security. During his career he has served at the White House as Aide on Matters of Protocol and Security, was a member of the CIA Working Group on Counter-Terrorism for three years, and has been an advisor to Seal Team Six on sensitive intelligence matters. The Coast Guard Cutter ESCANABA, which he commanded, was rated the best ship in the Atlantic, and participated in numerous rescues at sea. The meeting is open to the public and is being held at the Brick Store Museum Program Center, 2 Dane Street, Kennebunk. For directions and information call 207-967-4298.

17 September 2011 - Washington, DC - ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security and Georgetown University Law Center present 2nd Annual Seminar on Teaching National Security Law.

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.- Welcome and Opening Remarks Harvey Rishikof Chair ABA SConLNS; William Treanor, Professor of Law; Executive Vice President and Dean Georgetown University Law Center; 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.- Panel I: What is National Security Law? Moderator: Peter Raven-Hansen Professor George Washington University School of Law Discussants: John Norton Moore Walter L. Brown Professor and Director Center for National Security Law University of Virginia School of Law, William C. Banks, Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor College of Law, Syracuse University Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, Syracuse University Gregory Maggs Professor of Law, Co-Director, National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations Law Program George Washington University School of Law; David E. Graham, Executive Director United States Army J.A.G. Legal Center and School; 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break; 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Panel II: Preparation for Practice in the Field Moderator: David E. Graham Executive Director United States Army J.A.G. Legal Center and School, Discussants: Homer Pointer Assistant General Counsel Federal Bureau of Investigation, Major Winston Williams U.S. Army JAG Legal Center and School George A. Peirce General Counsel Defense Intelligence Agency 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Luncheon and Keynote Speaker Lieutenant General Dana K. Chipman Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Panel III: Teaching Professional Responsibility in National Security Law Classes Moderator:Scott Silliman Professor of the Practice of Law and Director Emeritus Center on Law, Ethics and National Security Duke University School of Law Discussants:Jeffrey Breinholt National Security Division U.S. Department of Justice Kathleen Clark Professor of Law Washington University Law School Charles J. Dunlap Jr. Visiting Professor of the Practice of Law Executive Director, Center on Law, Ethics and National Security Duke University School of Law 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Break 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Panel IV: Experiential Learning Moderator: The Honorable James. E. Baker Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Discussants:Colonel Lisa Turner, USAF Staff Judge Advocate Headquarters Air Education and Training Command Randolph AFB, Texas Laura Donohue Professor of Law Georgetown University Law Center Professor Hope Metcalf Associate Research Scholar in Law Director, Arthur Liman Program and Clinical Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Panel V: Teaching Methods - Conventional Classroom Pedagogy Techniques Moderator: Robert M. Chesney Charles I. Francis Professor in Law The University of Texas School of Law Discussants:David Cole Professor of Law Georgetown University Law Center Geoffrey S. Corn Associate Professor of Law South Texas College of Law 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Wrap Up and Way Ahead by Harvey Rishikof.
Location: Event takes place at Georgetown University Law Center Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
To register: call 202-662-1035. Registration fee for Saturday, September 17 is $100.00 and will include breakfast, lunch, afternoon break and conference materials. Additionally, there will be a charge of $50.00 for the opening dinner on Friday evening, September 16.  Please visit the Committee’s website – www.abanet.org/natsecurity to register online.  (note: after September 13, the prices increase)  In the event you need to cancel your seminar or dinner registration, a refund will be made provided notice of cancellation is received in our ABA Standing Committee office (hmcmahon@staff.abanet.org)

Wednesday, 21 September 2011, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - "L'AFFAIRE FAREWELL" at the International Spy Museum

"One of the most important spy cases of the 20th century." –former French foreign minister, Hubert Védrine
This riveting film is loosely based on the real life story of Vladimir Vetrov, a high ranking KGB intelligence officer who revealed the USSR's efforts to steal technical, industrial, and scientific secrets from the West. From 1980 to 1982, Vetrov, using the codename "Farewell," secretly passed over 4,000 classified documents to the French. The materials exposed Soviet penetrations and the official list of Line X officers operating secretly in embassies around the world plumbing Western science and technology to keep the Soviets competitive. The 2009 French film L'affaire Farewell portrays the results of Vetrov's espionage—how it enabled Western intelligence to root out nearly 200 spies destroying Soviet ability to steal technology. The roll-up crippled Soviet technology efforts which had run on stolen Western research and forced the USSR into a weakened position at an extremely critical time during the Cold War. A post-screening discussion of this engaging thriller will be lead by International Spy Museum executive director Peter Earnest who served as a CIA case officer in Europe during the Cold War.
In French and Russian with English subtitles. Co-sponsored by Road Scholar organization.
Tickets: $9 – Cash bar. To purchase tickets visit www.spymuseum.org

Friday, 23 September 2011, 6:30 p.m. - Washington, DC - Surveillance 101 with Eric O'Neill at the International Spy Museum

What if you were assigned to watch the most damaging spy in U.S. history? As a young operative in the FBI, Eric O’Neill was put into position as Robert Hanssen’s assistant with the secret task of spying on his boss, who was under suspicion of working for Russia. O’Neill’s background with the FBI was in surveillance, so he was up to the challenge. But how would you measure up? It’s your chance to find out. O’Neill is prepared to share his hard-earned expertise with you. This intense small group introduction to surveillance FBI-style will include learning the basics and conducting surveillance in the streets of DC. Will you be able to track the “Rabbit” without being “made?” You’ll learn how to snap clandestine shots and keep your target in view, so you won’t miss operational acts or clandestine meetings. O’Neill will lead the exercise and help you learn how to blend into the shadows for the best spy results!
Tickets:  $94.00 - Call Laura at the Spy Museum at 202-654-0932 to register.

Monday, 26 September 2011 - Boston, MA - CIA's Historical Collections Division hosts event "Piercing the Iron Curtain: The Use of Technology to Resolve the Missile Gap" at JFK Presidential Library

How World Powers Secretly Determine What Lethal Cards Other Players Claim to Hold, or Do Not.... Find out at the following CIA conference.

BACKGROUND.  In the mid-1950s the United States faced the first real challenge since World War II to its strategic superiority. First, it seemed that the Soviet Union was challenging us by producing and deploying a large strategic bomber force. Then, even as that perception was disproved, it became evident that the Soviets were placing their major effort toward developing strategic missiles against which there was no defense. While the Eisenhower and Kennedy Administrations strove to formulate policy to address the new circumstances, the Intelligence Community provided no clear picture of the scale, rate of production, or breadth of deployment of Soviet missiles.
The administrations increasingly turned to the CIA with assignments to collect, produce, and disseminate missile intelligence to policymakers. It was a challenging mission that put CIA up against the Soviet Union, a country from which little information, clues, secrets, or whispers emanated, and any that did might only be intended to deceive. The goal was not only to guess what was behind the curtain, but also to find all ways possible to approximate with ever greater certainty.
The release event will feature former CIA analysts, the national-security columnist for Slate magazine, noted academics, the former head of CIA’s Guided Missile Task Force, and the former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Threat Reduction.

View agenda here: AGENDA

REGISTRATION: Please note - this event appears in TWO parts that day and each part requires separate registration. If you wish to attend the full program, register for both parts ASAP. Event seating is on a space available basis. Registration forms are identical but contain hidden identifier for each part you are selecting so, to attend both, you need to fill out both forms.

Part I - 1 - 4:45 p.m. - CIA Overview of the Missile Gap. Preceding the Kennedy Library Missile Gap forum, the CIA is sponsoring two panels on the challenges of intelligence analysis and the implications for US policy with John Bird, Edward Proctor, Robert Jervis, Ted Warner and others. Reception follows close of this session.
To Register for this portion click here: CIA at JFK Library PART I

Part II - 5:30 - 7 p.m. - Forum on 50th Anniversary of the Missile Gap Controversy. Special panel of historians Timothy Naftali, Fred Kaplan and John Prados discuss this pivotal moment in world history. Mary Elise Sarotte, Professor of International Relations at USC, will moderate.
To Register for Part II click here: CIA at JFK Library PART II

NB: The information you supply on the JFK registration pages is not under control of AFIO or CIA but is property of JFK Library. Enter only the asterisked lines requested [first and last name, email address, number attending with you for that part of the event] - use your public contact data.

Registration for this worthwhile free event is being handled at the JFK Library and Museum website at: http://www.jfklibrary.org/Events-and-Awards/Forums.aspx

27 September 2011, 5:30 - 8 pm - New York, NY - AFIO New York Metro features Dr. Draitser on "Stalin's Romeo Spy."

AFIO BulletSPEAKER: Emil Draitser, Ph.D., Professor Russian Studies, Hunter College of the City of New York.
TOPIC: "STALIN'S ROMEO SPY" - His book about the remarkable rise and fall of the KGB's most daring operative Dmitri Bystrolyotov. Details at www.stalinsromeospy.com

Event location: "3 West Club" 3 West 51st St, New York City. Buffet dinner. Cash bar. $40/person. 5:30 PM Registration 6:00 PM Meeting Start

Reservations: Strongly Suggested, Not Required: Seating is limited. Replies/RSVP to afiometro@yahoo.com

29 September 2011 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Supervisory Special Agent Max Noel, Ret., FBI on the Unabom case and tracking of Theodore J. Kaczynski

AFIO BulletThe AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Supervisory Special Agent Max Noel, Ret., Federal Bureau of Investigation. He will be speaking about how he cracked the Unabom case and tracked Theodore J. Kaczynski. The meeting location will be confirmed upon receipt of registration. 11:30AM no host cocktails; noon - luncheon. $25 member rate with advance reservation and payment; $35 non-members accompanied by a member. No walk-ins allowed. Seating is limited. E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi (please indicate meat or fish) at afiosf@aol.com and mail a check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011

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Saturday, 1 October 2011, 1000 - 1430 - Salem, MA - AFIO New England to hear former Associate DNI/Collection, and CIA COA NYC on 9/11.

AFIO BulletOur speaker will be Mary Margaret Graham, former Associate DNI for Collection, and CIA COS in NYC on 9/11. She was in the WTC when the planes hit. Ms. Graham is a veteran of the Clandestine Service and has had a variety of assignments overseas.
Our schedule is as follows: Registration & gathering, 1000, Speaker begins her talk at 1100 am. Luncheon is AFTER speaker presentation - 12:30, with adjournment at 2:30PM.
Note, as this meeting is a one day event we have not made any hotel arrangements.
Our October 2011 chapter meeting will be held on Saturday 1 October at the Salem Waterfront Hotel located in Salem MA. The hotel web site is here: http://www.salemwaterfronthotel.com/. For directions to the hotel look here: http://www.salemwaterfronthotel.com/location.html
Information about Salem MA and local hotels can be found here: http://salem.org/

For additional information contact us at afionechapter@gmail.com

Advance reservations REQUIRED are $25.00 - no walk-ins - per person.

Luncheon reservations must be made by 16 September 2011.

Mail your check and the reservation form to:

Mr. Arthur Hulnick, 216 Summit Avenue # E102, Brookline, MA 02446, 617-739-7074 or hlnk@aol.com

Wednesday, 5 October 2011, 8:15am - 3:10pm - Laurel, MD - General Membership Meeting of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation.

Program: 0815-0900: registration & breakfast; 0900-0915: Welcome by NCMF President, Eugene Becker; 0915-0945: opening address by NSA Director or Deputy Director; 0945-1000: NCM update by Museum Curator Patrick Weadon; 1000-1115: panel discussion on "International Relations with Iran" by Amb Bruce Laingen and Kenneth Timmerman, author and investigative reporter; 1115-1200: Cyber Security Legal issues by Stewart Baker, former general counsel, NSA, author of Skating on Stilts; 1200-1300: lunch and auditorium video presentation of the 1997 Dedication of National Vigilance Park to commemorate the sacrifices of aerial reconnaissance crews;
1300-1400: keynote address by James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence; 1400-1410: break; 1410-1440: new museum project and capital campaign update by Lt. Gen. Ken Minihan, MG Rod Isler and Brig Gen Neal Robinson; 1440-1500 the role of the NSA Center for Cryptologic History by Col William Williams; and 1500-1510: closing remarks by Brig Gen Billy Bingham.
LOCATION: JHU/APL Kossiakoff Center - 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd, Laurel, MD 20723-6099 tel: 240-228-7574.
FEE: $15 to NCMF members, $40 per guest. NCMF fee includes breakfast & lunch, and a.m. Refreshments. Shuttle service is available from 0800-0900 and from 1500-1545. Handicap parking is limited.
A silent auction, vintage book sale, and the CWF [NSA's Civilian Welfare Fund] gift shop sale will be held in the lobby area through 1300. Cryptologic artifacts will be on display.
REGISTRATION: Mail registration form with your check or credit card information by 07 September 2011 to NCMF, PO Box 1682 Ft Meade Md 20755. Checks payable to NCMF are preferred method of payment.
Symposium assistance: please call (301) 688-2336 or 301-688-5436 or email: cryptmf@aol.com

Thursday, 6 October 2011, 6:30 p.m. - Washington, DC - American Traitors, Fathers and Sons: The John Walker and Jim Nicholson Family Spy Stories at the International Spy Museum.

When the family business is espionage, dynamics and dysfunction take on a whole new meaning. From inside a federal prison, former CIA operative Jim Nicholson directed his son Nathan on a global trek to collect the pension promised to him by his handlers for spying on behalf of Russia. From 2006 to 2008, Nathan smuggled his father’s messages to Russian intelligence officers on three continents in exchange for cold cash. The father-son exploits echoed those of notorious spy John Walker, the retired Navy communications specialist who in 1983 lured his pliable son Michael into his spy ring. The Walkers orchestrated one of the most devastating security breaches in U.S. history. David Major, retired Supervisory Special Agent and Director of Counterintelligence, Intelligence and Security Programs for the FBI who supervised the Walker case after Walker's arrest, along with Bryan Denson, an investigative reporter for The Oregonian, will present the eerie parallels between Walker and Nicholson. Using video interviews with the spies and their sons, they will explain how Walker, who once declared, “Kmart has better security than the Navy,” and Nicholson, the highest-ranking CIA officer ever convicted of espionage, lured their sons into the “family business” of spying. Major and Denson will examine the human cost of treachery as inflicted by two traitorous dads on the sons who loved them.
Tickets:  $15.00. To register visit www.spymuseum.org

6 - 7 October 2011 - Laurel, MD - The NSA's Center for Cryptologic History hosts their Biennial Cryptologic History Symposium with theme: Cryptology in War and Peace: Crisis Points in History.

The National Security Agency’s Center for Cryptologic History sponsors the Cryptologic History Symposium every two years. The next one will be held 6-7 October 2011. Historians from the Center, the Intelligence Community, the defense establishment, and the military services, as well as distinguished scholars from American and foreign academic institutions, veterans of the profession, and the interested public all will gather for two days of reflection and debate on topics from the cryptologic past. The theme for the upcoming conference will be: “Cryptology in War and Peace: Crisis Points in History.” This topical approach is especially relevant as the year 2011 is an important anniversary marking the start of many seminal events in our nation’s military history. The events that can be commemorated are many. Participants will delve into the roles of signals intelligence and information assurance, and not just as these capabilities supported military operations. More cogently, observers will examine how these factors affected and shaped military tactics, operations, strategy, planning, and command and control throughout history. The role of cryptology in preventing conflict and supporting peaceful pursuits will also be examined. The panels will include presentations in a range of technological, operational, organizational, counterintelligence, policy, and international themes. Past symposia have featured scholarship that set out new ways to consider out cryptologic heritage, and this one will be no exception. The mix of practitioners, scholars, and the public precipitates a lively debate that promotes an enhanced appreciation for the context of past events. The Symposium will be held at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory’s Kossiakoff Center, in Laurel, Maryland, a location central to the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas. As has been the case with previous symposia, the conference will provide unparalleled opportunities for interaction with leading historians and distinguished experts. So please make plans to join us for either one or both days of this intellectually stimulating conference. Dr. Kent Sieg, the Center’s Symposium Executive Director, 301-688-2336 or via email at kgsieg@nsa.gov. Registration form is here.

7 - 9 October 2011 - Glens Falls, NY - NE Chapter of Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (NCVA-NE) Fall Mini-Reunion.

Location: Queensbury Hotel, Glens Falls, NY. The registration cut-off date for any local members of the NCVA-NE is September 7, 2011. For additional information call (518) 664-8032 or visit website. Questions? Ask Victor Knorowski, 8 Eagle Lane, Mechanicville, NY 12118 e-mail: knork620@verizon.net or call him at (518) 664-8032

Tuesday, 11 October 2011 - MacDill AFB, FL - The AFIO Florida Suncoast Chapter hosts meeting and luncheon.

AFIO BulletLocation: MacDill AFB Surf’s Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Boulevard, MacDill AFB, FL 33621.
RSVP no later than Wednesday, October 5, for yourself and include the names of any guests. Email or call the Chapter Secretary, Michael F. Shapiro at mfshapiro@att.net.
Check-in at 1130 hours; opening ceremonies, lunch and business meeting at noon, followed by our speaker.
Note that our meetings have moved to a new facility, the Surf’s Edge Club, where the luncheon cost is $20.
You must present your $20 check payable to “Suncoast Chapter, AFIO” (or cash) at check-in to cover the luncheon.
Note that the base is now enforcing a handscan registration for those with ID cards so, if you haven't been on-base recently, you should look into this or allow some extra time when you arrive for the meeting.
Should you not have a 'bumper sticker' or ID card for access to MacDill AFB, please so state in your RSVP. If you have not already submitted information required from the Gate Access List, be sure to include your license number, name on drivers license and state of issue for yourself and for any guests you are bringing on base.
Anyone with special AFIO Gate Access should proceed to the Bayshore Gate. If you need directions, please let us know.
The main gate will send you to the visitor‘s center and they will not be able to help you enter the base, only give you directions to the Bayshore Gate.
The cash wine and soda bar will open at 1100 hours for those that wish to come early to socialize.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011, 6:30 p.m. - Washington, DC - Dana Priest on "Top Secret America" at the International Spy Museum

An exposé of what this Washington Post reporter claims is a new, secret “Fourth Branch” of American government.
When Dana Priest began researching a Washington Post series on national security following 9/11, she found a top-secret world that, to her, seems to have become so enormous, so unwieldy, and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, or exactly how many agencies duplicate work being done elsewhere. Reporter Priest, author of Top Secret America, will reveal how she investigated this shadow world and the enormous consequences of this invisible universe of over 1,300 government facilities, nearly 2,000 outside contractors, and more than 850,000 people granted “Top Secret” security clearance. The result may be that the system put in place to keep the United States safe is, according to this journalist, putting the U.S. in greater danger. Priest will also screen some segments from the recent FRONTLINE documentary developed in conjunction with her book.
Tickets:  $9.00. To register visit www.spymuseum.org

Friday, 14 October 2011, noon -3 pm - Ashburn, VA - Steven Emerson, Executive Director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, speaks at Loudoun Crime Commission Luncheon - AFIO members invited.

Steven Emerson -- an important but infrequent publicly-available counterterrorism expert -- will be talking for 90 minutes on terrorism threats, in general, with particular emphasis on Northern VA and Loudoun Counties. His books will be available for purchase and signing, and he will be amenable to signing those copies you already own. Bring them with you.
Location: Belmont Country Club is directly off Rte 7 in Ashburn at 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn, VA, 20147.
Directions can be found at http://www.belmontcountryclub.com/location-direction.shtml. Cost for the luncheon is $20.00 for AFIO members and can be paid by cash or check at the door. Doors open at 1200 with lunch at 1230; Emerson on at 1300.
RSVPs are strongly suggested but we usually have a few extra seats for stragglers. Please RSVP to Director Collins by October 10th at collins@loudouncrimecommission.org
Do not delay because the Commission expects a larger crowd than normal.

Friday, 14 October 2011, 8 - 9am - Washington, DC - ABA Standing Committee hosts Joel Brenner, former NCIX/ODNI, who will discuss “The New Face of International Conflict” and how the government, private sector, and individuals can adapt to the cyber threat and implement a more robust counter to growing cyber threats.

Joel Brenner’s new book, America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime and Warfare, delves into many of the complex and
sometimes frightening issues facing the United States as it develops a cybersecurity strategy.
Breakfast will be held at the University Club, 1135 16th St NW in begins at 8 am.

Currently, of Counsel at Cooley, LLP, where he specializes in global risk management, privacy and data security, and internal investigations, Mr. Brenner was Senior Counsel and later Inspector General at the National Security Agency and and is former Mission Manager for Counterintelligence at ODNI.
FEE: $25.00. The charge for law students is $20. Reservations must be made in advance. Checks made payable to “ABA.” There is no charge for members of the press.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday, October 14.
For more info or to reserve: (202) 662-1035; FAX: 202/638-3844 or visit: www.abanet.org/natsecurity

15 October 2011, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - The Maine AFIO Chapter shows documentary "THE MAN NOBODY KNEW: In Search of My Father CIA Spymaster William Colby" created by Carl Colby.

AFIO BulletThe Maine Chapter will host a showing of the documentary film created by Carl Colby, son of former CIA Director William Colby based on his investigation of his father's life. The film rated a New York Times "Critics’ Choice" award.

William Colby's intelligence career began when he served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II aiding anti-Nazi insurgents in France and Norway. He fought the postwar Communist ascendance in Italy and helped coordinate the coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem in South Vietnam. The film covers his rise to Director of CIA from 1973 to 1976 and the turbulent period of Richard M. Nixon's resignation and revealing of CIA activities which became known as the "family jewels" Personal and family tragedies are also part of the film

In 1996 William Colby's body washed ashore eight days after he embarked on a solo canoe trip in Maryland, leaving the details of his last moments, to some, as much in the shadows as the life he had led.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 15, 2011, in the Brick Store Museum Program Center, 2 Dane Street, Kennebunk. For information call 207-967-4298

Saturday, 15 October 2011, 1 - 3 pm - Washington DC - "Riot Act" by Ed Mickolus, at the International Spy Museum

This former CIA officer and self-described humorist has written "The Secret Book of CIA Humor" and will be giving an author presentation with an entertaining collection of rookie hazing practices, performance appraisal outtakes, and on-the-job anecdotes from his thirty year career with the Agency. Includes “Useful Phrases to Know When Traveling in Terrorist Areas,” “The Problem with Security Covers,” and “You Might be a Taliban If. . ..”
In his real life Ed Mickolus worked as an analyst, covert action officer, manager, and public affairs officer. He now teaches intelligence issues for federal agencies. He considers himself a recovering standup comic, and he lives in northern VA.
To register visit www.spymuseum.org

Saturday, 15 October 2011 - Washington, DC - The OSS Society hosts the 2011 William J. Donovan Award Dinner.

Admiral Eric T. Olson, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, has been selected to receive the 2011 William J. Donovan Award Dinner. By invitation only. Details to follow. Hold this date on your calendar.

16-19 October 2011 - San Antonio, TX - GEOINT 2011 Symposium

More information available at http://geoint2011.com/

18 October 2011, 1130 am - 2 pm - McLean, VA - Fred King, DIA, on "Cyber Warfare" at the Defense Intelligence Forum Luncheon

Fred King retired from DIA as a Supervisory Intelligence Officer in Information Warfare. He serves as the Chief of the Information Warfare Support Office and lead DIA analyst for the National Intelligence Estimate on Information Warfare. As an analyst, Mr. King worked closely with analysts from other Intelligence organizations to determine how threat systems were attacking US vulnerabilities. These determinations were used to develop programs to eliminate or reduce these vulnerabilities. His group led the investigation of some of the earlier Cyber Attacks on the Pentagon. Because of these and other efforts he received the Director’s Award for Exceptional Civilian Service. For eighteen years Mr. King worked as a Research Engineer for the Army’s Harry Diamond Research Laboratories developing electronic simulators (Radars, Tracking Loops, and Display systems) to evaluate the Electronic Warfare Threats to US systems for the Intelligence Community.
Mr. King holds a B.S in Electronic Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and M.S. in Electronic Engineering from the Catholic University in Washington, D.C. )
Media: this forum allows attribution of the speaker's remarks. Everything is On The Record.
Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA. Pay at the door with a check for $29 payable to DIAA, Inc
Registration starts at 1130, lunch at 1200.
The Defense Intelligence Forum is open to members of all Intelligence Community associations and their guests.
Make reservations by 14 October by email to diforum@diaalumni.org. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses.
For each attendee choose either: chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portabella.
Please note: THE FORUM DOES NOT ACCEPT CASH! If you do not have a check, you must have the restaurant charge your credit or debit card $29 and give us the restaurant's copy of the receipt when you check-in. So, make it easier for everyone by arriving with check.

Thursday, 20 October 2011, noon - Washington, DC - A Vast and Fiendish Plot: The Confederate Attack on New York City - at the International Spy Museum

Ballroom to Battlefield Civil War Program
In 1864, Manhattan had a population of 880,000…a population that came perilously close to death on the evening of 25 November. Six Confederate saboteurs planned to destroy the North’s largest city with a string of 21 separate fires set simultaneously with the goal of engulfing the city in flames. This terrorist plot was the brainchild of the Confederate Secret Service. They had hoped to target a number of northern cities including Boston, Chicago, and Cincinnati to show how easily the Confederacy could strike at Federal cities. Clint Johnson, author of A Vast and Fiendish Plot, will explore this little-known plan for sabotage, explain its links to Canada, and reveal why the saboteurs ultimately failed. Johnson will also speculate on how the saboteurs could have accomplished what would have been the worst terrorist attack in American history.
Tickets:  Free.  No registration required. More information at www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 26 October 2011, noon - Washington, DC - MH/CHAOS: The CIA's Campaign Against the Radical Left and the Black Panthers

Operation MHCHAOS was the code name for a secret domestic spying program conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency in the late 1960s and early 1970s charged with unmasking any foreign influences on the student antiwar movement. CIA counterintelligence officer Frank Rafalko was a part of the operation. The New York Times revealed MHCHAOS in 1974, then Congress investigated, and MHCHAOS took its place in the pantheon of intelligence abuses. Rafalko, however, says in MH/CHAOS that the operation was justified and that the CIA was the logical agency to conduct it. He’ll defend his perspective with dramatic intelligence collected on the New Left and black radicals.
Tickets:  Free.  No registration required. More information at www.spymuseum.org

26 October 2011, 3 pm – Center Valley, PA – DeSales University National Security Program hosts Dr. William Nolte on “The Prospects of the Intelligence Community in the Face of Budget Reductions.”

Dr. William Nolte currently serves as Research Professor and Director, Programs for Intelligence Research and Education, School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland.  During his 30-year career in the intelligence community Dr. Nolte held a number of senior positions, including Director of Education and Training in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and Chancellor of the National Intelligence University.  Also he was an Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence and Deputy Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production.  While at the National Security Agency he was Director of Training, Chief of Legislative Affairs, and Senior Intelligence Advisor to the Director of Signals Intelligence. The event takes place in the Hurd Room in the DeSales University Center on the DeSales University Campus (2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034).  For questions please email Dr. Andrew Essig at Andrew.Essig@desales.edu or call 610-282-1100 x1632.  No RSVP is required.  This event in open to the public and free of charge

Thursday, 27 October 2011, 9:30 am - 5:15 pm - Newport News, VA - "Energy Security" Workshop being cohosted by the AFIO Norman Forde Hampton Roads Chapter and Chris Newport Univ

The AFIO Hampton Roads Chapter co-hosts with Christopher Newport University's Center for American Studies the 3rd Annual Workshop on National Security and Intelligence
National leaders from the public and private sectors and NATO will discuss Energy Security.
Luncheon keynote speaker will be The Honorable Spencer Abraham, former Secretary of Energy.
The workshop is free and open to the public. Lunch requires reservation.
For agenda and other details, visit
http://www.cnu.edu/cas/workshop/index.asp
Further questions? Contact: Melissa Saunders at mwsaunders@cox.net or call 757-897-6268

Thursday, 27 October 2011 - Washington, DC - CIA Historical Collections Division hosts Conference: "A City Torn Apart; Building the Berlin Wall - 1961"

UPCOMING CIA Conference in Washington, DC...

The Berlin Crisis of 1961

"Building the Wall, From Vienna to Checkpoint Charlie"

Date: Thursday October 27, 2011

Location: McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Washington DC

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

CIA Berlin ConferenceThe National Declassification Center at the National Archives, in partnership with the Historical Review Program of the CIA, will be a hosting a one-day conference to mark the anniversary of the Berlin Crisis of 1961. October 27th, 2011 is the 50th anniversary of the American/Soviet showdown at Checkpoint Charlie. At the McGowan theater at the Archives building in downtown Washington, D.C. a panel of distinguished historians will present topics such as "How the East German Leadership Persuaded the Reluctant Soviets to Build the Berlin Wall", "Events and Decisions Leading Up to the Building of the Berlin Wall - The East German Perspective" and "The U.S. Military Response to the 1960-62 Berlin Crisis." The last person to cross the Potsdamer Platz in a car as the Wall was being erected, Dr. William R. Smyser, will be sharing his personal recollections of the Crisis.

A publication of newly released declassified documents will accompany the event. Documents include intelligence reports, U.S. Army and NATO contingency plans, memoranda, photographs and maps of the earliest stages of the Berlin Wall, and a contemporary 600-page State Department analysis covering the situation in Berlin from 1958-1962.

Scheduled Speakers:

Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero
Director, Information Management Services, CIA- Joseph Lambert

Adjunct Professor BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University in Washington - Dr. William R. Smyser

Central Intelligence Agency, Dr. Donald P. Steury
US Army Center of Military History- Dr. Don Carter
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) - Dr. Gregg Pedlow
Associate Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University - Dr. Hope Harrison
Central Intelligence Agency - Mr. Lou Mehrer

More information at NARA can be found at....

http://www.archives.gov/research/foreign-policy/cold-war/1961-berlin-crisis/2011-conference.html

27 October 2011, 0930- 1715 - Newport News - AFIO Norman Forde Hampton Roads Chapter Third Annual Workshop on National Security and Intelligence: Energy Security

AFIO BulletLocation: Christopher Newport University, David Student Union, Newport News, Tabb Library, York County. Directions: From Norfolk take I-64 West. Merge onto US-17 North via Exit 258B toward Yorktown. Follow US-17 North approximately 2.2 miles to Victory Blvd/VA-171 East. Turn right onto Victory Blvd/VA-171 East. Turn right at the next traffic light onto Hampton Hwy/VA-134 South. Turn right at the next traffic light onto Long Green Blvd. Tabb Library is on the immediate right. It is across the street from the Victory YMCA. From Williamsburg take I-64 East. Merge onto Victory Blvd/VA-171 East via Exit 256B. Follow Victory Blvd/VA-171 East approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto Hampton Hwy/VA-134 South. Turn right at the next traffic light onto Long Green Blvd. Tabb Library is on the immediate right. It is across the street from the Victory YMCA. Registrations and questions to Melissa Saunders mwsaunders@cox.net or call 757-897-6268

28 October 2011, 12:30 - 2:30 pm - Los Angeles, CA - The AFIO Los Angeles Area Chapter meeting features Dan Caldwell on "Vortex of Conflict: US Policy Towards Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq."
AFIO BulletThis is not a luncheon; it is a meeting, only. Plan to eat before or after event.
The guest speaker will be Dan Caldwell, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Pepperdine University and the author of "Vortex of Conflict: U.S. Policy toward Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq" (Stanford University Press, 2011). Professor Caldwell will be addressing the findings of his book.
Location: Room 35 at LMU [Loyola Marymount University].
RSVP AFIO_LA@YAHOO.COM to attend.

Icon CalendarNovember 2011

Tuesday, 01 November 2011, 6:30 p.m. - Washington, DC - "Scientists and Spies: The Soviet Nuclear Weapons Program" at the International Spy Museum

“The USA’s most powerful H-bomb was four times less powerful than the Tsar Bomba.”—PRAVDA.Ru, 17 September 2009
Dr. Peter Volkovitsky, a physicist with the National Institute of Standards, worked for 25 years in one of the key Soviet nuclear laboratories. Fascinated by the history of the Soviet fission nuclear bomb (A-bomb) and the fusion nuclear bomb (H-bomb), he met many of the major players in the Soviet nuclear weapons program. To mark the 50th anniversary of the explosion of the Tsar Bomba—the highest nuclear fusion bomb ever tested—Volkovitsky will give an intimate look inside the Soviet nuclear weapons program. He will share the evolution of the program, the motivations of critical scientists, the role of Soviet intelligence in the project, and some of the sources and information that the CIA and MI6 had on the Soviet’s hottest project.
Tickets:  $9.00. More information at www.spymuseum.org

2 November 2011 - Simi Valley, CA - CIA Historical Collections Division hosts Conference: "Ronald Reagan, Intelligence, and the End of the Cold War"

CIA Reagan ConferenceReagan, Intelligence, and the End of the Cold War
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 12:30 - 5:30 PM - Simi Valley, CA - CIA Document Release Event at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library, Simi Valley, California

Ronald Reagan, Intelligence, and the End of the Cold War will feature high-level former policymakers, intelligence practitioners, and analysts discussing how the Reagan Administration used intelligence in making policies to end the Cold War. The CIA is releasing a collection of more than 200 declassified documents, including intelligence assessments, high-level memos, and briefing materials provided to the Administration during this period. Also included are never-before-seen video briefings prepared by the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence and delivered to policymakers on such varied topics as the Soviet space program, the Andropov succession, the Chernobyl disaster, and the Moscow summit. This event is free to attend, however reservations are required.

Featured guest speakers include Kenneth Adelman, Former Director, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and Oleg Kalugin, Former Major General in the Soviet KGB.

Panelists include: Peter Clement, CIA Deputy Director for Intelligence for Analytic Programs; Douglas MacEachin, Former CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence; Admiral Bobby Inman, Former CIA Deputy Director; Martin Anderson, Former Advisor to President Reagan; Gregory Treverton, Director, RAND Center for Global Risk and Security; David Holloway, Stanford University; Mary Sarotte, University of Southern California; Bruce D. Berkowitz, Author; Dr. Nicholas Dujmovic, CIA Historian; and David Lodge, CIA Analyst.

Location: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93065

Click here to make reservations. For more information, please call 805-577-4141 or visit this link. There is no fee to attend.

2-3 November 2-11 - Buckley AFB, Aurora, CO - DNI hosts 2011 Intelink Technical Exchange.
The ITE [Intelink Technical Exchange] brings together practitioners and technologists from the intelligence, national defense, homeland security, and law enforcement communities working to improve intelligence information sharing. The ITE is open to government employees and contractors. AFIO members may attend but need to show AFIO ID.
CALL FOR PAPERS: If you wish to present at the ITE, send your abstracts by September 15, 2011 to ITE@ugov.gov Your topic should describe substantive technical work area relevant to the National Security Enterprise, our information environment, or the business of intelligence.
Contact ITE@ugov.gov for additional information

Wednesday, 9 November 2011, 11:30AM - Scottsdale, AZ - AFIO Arizona hosts Dr. Timothy Rodgers on "Covert Operations"

AFIO BulletDr. Timothy Rodgers, Director of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art & Claire C .Carter, Assistant Curator
“Covert Operations: contemporary artists investigating the known unknowns”
Dr. Timothy Rodgers, Director of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and Claire C. Carter, Assistant Curator, will present six contemporary artists whose artwork considers illegal extradition flights, governmental archives, border and immigration sites, military and reconnaissance satellites, cryptology and terrorist profiling. At the heart of their art practices, these artists often use traditional research methods including the Freedom of Information Act to collect and reveal unreported information. Dr. Rodgers and Ms. Carter will examine their complex artworks and their (often) ambiguous conclusions.
The artists presented will include Thomas Demand, Trevor Paglen, Jim Sanborn, Taryn Simon, David Taylor and Kerry Tribe.
Location: McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 McCormick Pky, Scottsdale AZ 85258
RSVP no later than 72 hours ahead of time, and if you register but do not show up you will be charged for the uncanceled meal. Please respond to this email to confirm your presence (or not).
Fees: $20 for AFIO members; $22 for guests; $25 for AFIO Members with NO RSVPs as per the requested date; All NO SHOWS or last minute cancellations will be charged for the lunch before they can attend future events.
For reservations or questions, please email ON OR BEFORE September 12, 2011 Simone simone@4smartphone.net or simone@afioaz.org or call and leave a message on 602.570.6016

9-10 November 2011 - Ottawa, Canada - “New Frontiers in Security and Intelligence” is theme of 2011 CASIS Annual International Conference

CASIS LogoCASIS is the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies.
DRAFT AGENDA may be viewed here: http://www.casis.ca/documents/2011CISISInternationalConference.doc It is a Word document.
Location: Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel, Ottawa, Canada
To register for the 2011 CASIS Annual Conference please follow the link below. CASIS reserves the right to limit registration.
www.eplyevents.com/casis2011
To book a room at the Chateau Laurier for the 2011 CASIS conference, please follow the link below. This block of rooms provides a discounted rate, but all expenses will be covered by the guest.
https://resweb.passkey.com/go/casis2011

Saturday, 12 November 2011, 11 am - 3 pm - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida meeting features Col Will Merrill, speaking on Heroes of 9/11.

AFIO BulletThis meeting’s special guest and speaker will be Colonel Will G. Merrill, Jr., U.S. Army (Retired) who was to have spoken at our cancelled August meeting. A native of Ashland, Wisconsin, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in the Class of 1958. He will be speaking about his many and diverse Army experiences, and has recently authored a book on the Heros of 9/11.
Cost: $16 pp.
RSVP and inquiries to: qbegonia@comcast.net

Tuesday, 15 November 2011, Noon to 1 pm - Washington, DC - "Uncompromised: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of an Arab American Patriot in the CIA" - Nada Prouty speaks at the Spy Museum

After a childhood in war-torn Lebanon with an abusive father and facing the prospect of an arranged marriage, Nada Prouty jumped at the chance to forge her own path in America, a path that led to undercover work in the FBI, then the CIA. She worked quietly and professionally behind the scenes of some of the most high-profile cases in recent history, including the hunt for Saddam Hussein and the bombing of the USS Cole. Her work earned her great respect from her colleagues but her promising career came to an end in the wake of 9/11. At the height of anti-Arab fervor, federal investigators charged Prouty with passing intelligence to Hezbollah. Lacking sufficient evidence to make their case in court, prosecutors went to the media, suggesting that she had committed treason. Prouty, dubbed “Jihad Jane” by the New York Post and castigated in the blogosphere, was quickly cast as a terrorist mastermind by the relentless 24-hour news cycle. Though the CIA and a federal judge eventually exonerated Prouty of all charges, she was dismissed from the agency and stripped of her citizenship. In Uncompromised, Prouty tells her story in a bid to restore her name and reputation.
Tickets: Free. No registration required. Directions and more information available at: www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 15 November 2011, Noon - 1 p.m. - Washington, DC - The Vietnam War From The Rear Echelon: An Intelligence Officer's Memoir, 1972-1973 - at the International Spy Museum

Military intelligence officer Timothy Lomperis served in the headquarters of Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) during some of the most dramatic days of the Vietnam War: the 1972 North Vietnamese Easter Offensive, the Christmas Bombings and the Paris Peace Talks. He and his comrades were deeply involved in trying to devise and implement military strategies while caught between the political imperatives of Washington and the deteriorating military situation on the ground. In his new book, Lomperis assesses the strengths and weaknesses of American intelligence in Vietnam and details the intense debates over the use and targeting of the prime U.S. weapon remaining in the war, the notorious B-52 bomber. He will discuss his participation in a secret mission designed to end the war until it was thwarted by a shocking interruption and his own gradual disillusionment that ultimately resolved itself into peaceful reconciliation.
Tickets: Free. No registration required. For more information visit www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 15 November 2011, 5:30 - 8:30 pm - Washington, DC - CIA Officer/author Richard Holm [The Craft We Chose: My Life in the CIA], many others, at The National Press Club's Book Fair & Author's Night

A large number of authors will be present at the annual NPC Book Fair held in the club's ballroom, 13th floor of the National Press Building, 14th and F Sts NW in Washington. Admission is free to club members and $5.00 for non-members. All are welcome, and all proceeds benefit the club's library and journalism programs.
Among the 80 authors selected to sign books and meet attendees, in addition to Dick Holm with "The Craft We Chose: My Life in the CIA"; will be Nada Prouty with her "Uncompromised: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of an Arab American Patriot in the CIA"; and Ronald Kessler with his "The Secrets of the FBI"; Pamela Constable with "Playing with Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself"; and Joby Warrick with his chilling account of "The Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA."
More info at: http://press.org/library/book-fair/authors-and-books.
Attendance is only $5 for a serious book feast.

Thursday, 17 November 2011, 11:30 am Colorado Springs, CO – The Rocky Mountain Chapter presents Sheriff Terry Maketa speaking about his official visits to Israel and Trinidad.  

AFIO BulletThis should be an interesting talk as El Paso County Sheriff’s rarely travel this far from home.  Dick Durham will lead the meeting as the President will be in London on his own fact finding and gathering mission.  To be held at a new location, The Inn at Palmer Divide, 443 S. Highway 105 Palmer Lake, CO, Exit 161 westbound off I-25, West on Highway 105.  Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net

17 November 2011 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Richard W. Held, former Special Agent in Charge, San Francisco Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Topic: The Cyber Threat: Changing the Nature of Future Conflict.

AFIO Bullet11:30AM no host cocktails; noon - luncheon. $25 member rate with advance reservation and payment; $35 non-members accompanied by a member. No walk-ins allowed. Seating is limited. E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi (please indicate meat or fish) no later than October 29, 2011 at afiosf@aol.com and mail a check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011

Thursday, 17 November 2011, 11:30 am - Mount Vernon, VA - Defense Intel Alumni Association Fall Luncheon and Meeting

LTG Michael T. Flynn, USA, keynote speaker. Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Partner Engagement
Views of a Leading Intelligence Officer. Hear the latest from DIA.
Following the luncheon DIAA will hold their annual business meeting
and elections.
RSVP: DIAA, Inc., Attn: Luncheon, 256 Morris Creek Road, Cullen, Virginia 23934
Checks payable to DIAA, Inc., by 10 November 2011 $30.00 for current members/guests
$35.00 for non members/guests
Location: Mount Vernon Inn, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon, VA. Questions to: Don Mathis, DIAA Membership/Outreach, 703-619-1630 or email him at dlmathis@gmail.com

Friday, 18 November 2011, 4:30 pm - Washington, DC - STALIN’S SPIES: FROM PARIS TO THE GULAG

The Soviet Union’s very own James Bond, Dimitri Bystrolyotov, was one of the greatest Soviet Spies of all time. Dimitri was a sailor, doctor, lawyer and artist recruited by Stalin for his dashing good looks and ease with languages to seduce secrets from willing targets during the 1920s and 30s. However, after falling out of Stalin’s favor, Dimitri was sentenced to the Gulag for 16 years. In this behind-the-scenes event you will see powerful artifacts from Bystrolyotov’s life in the Gulag donated by his family, meet the Museum’s Historian and Collections Manager, and hear from a panel of top experts on the subject of Stalin’s spies: Prof. Emil Draitser, author of Stalin’s Romeo Spy, on Bystrolyotov; journalist and author Stephen Schwartz on NKVD Recruitment of intellectuals; and Prof. Susan Weissman on Marc Zborowski, who spied on Trotskyites in France and the United States. Finally, hear commentary from Peter Katel of Congressional Quarterly who will recount his parents’ encounter with one of these spies. This special afternoon concludes as speakers, staff, and guests continue the discussion over drinks with complementary light appetizers just around the corner at Riot Act Comedy Theater.

Tickets: Free. Space is limited. Register online at www.spymuseum.org

19 November 2011 - Melbourne, FL - The AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter luncheon features Gen John Cleland on "Radical Islam."

AFIO BulletMajor General John Cleland (Ret.) speaks on "Radical Islam." Lunch will be at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club. For further information, contact Donna Czarnecki at donnacz@aol.com.

19 November 2011, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - Espionage 101: Richard L. Holm,

AFIO BulletHolm, CIA operations officer with 32 years experience in the field and at CIA headquarters, will be guest speaker at this meeting of the Maine Chapter of AFIO. After mastering a number of mentally and physically challenging training courses including the Army's Jungle Operations Training School at Fort Sheridan, he was sent to Laos where he worked with the Hmong disrupting traffic on the Ho Chi Minh trail. While assigned to the Republic of Congo in 1965, Holm's plane crashed on a reconnaisance mission resulting in burns over 35 percent of his body, leaving him helpless and temporarily blinded with his eyelids seared shut. Holm credits his survival to care he received from a native tribesman who cleaned off burned skin and insects before applying a mysterious poultice which prevented dehydration and infection. Meanwhile a rescue team walked 100 miles through enemy territory to extricate him and bring him back to the U.S. for treatment.
After a lengthy hospitalization and rehabilitation, Holm resumed his CIA career going on to serve in Kuala Lampur and running agents into China from Hong Kong. In 1982 Holm was asked to take charge of the Counter Terrorist Group. As he continued to rise through the ranks his travels took him to seven countries and three continents in wide ranging assignments before ending his distinguished career in Paris.
Holm is the recipient of the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, CIA's highest award, and author of "The Craft We Chose: My Life in the CIA".
To learn more you need to be at the Brick Store Museum Program Center, 2 Dane St, Kennebunk, ME at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2011. Bring a friend. For information call 207-967-4298

30 November - 1 December 2011 - Fairfax, VA - NMIA Fall 2011 National Intelligence Symposium

The theme of this event is: "Intelligence / Information For Small Unit Operations". Small units have been and may increasingly be the foremost U.S. National Security direct action tool. Taking down high-profile terrorists, conducting counterinsurgency engagements, SWAT Team deployments, first responders and fighting fires - - small units have unique and dynamic intelligence / information needs. Yet while they are at the pointy-end of the spear; they are also at the end of the last mile. What do they need? Are they getting it? How can it be improved? The NMIA Symposium features an array of distinguished experts; let by the invited Keynote, LTG Michael Flynn, US Army; who recently led U.S. intelligence efforts in Afghanistan. Location: Northrup Grumman, Fairfax, Virginia
Register at https://nmia.site-ym.com/events/register.asp?id=186505

Icon CalendarDecember 2011

1-2 December 2011 - Washington, DC - 21st Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law

Event is co-sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security, the Center for National Security Law, Univ of VA Sch of Law; Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security, Duke Univ Sch of Law; and the Center on National Security and the Law, Georgetown Law.
Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St NW, Washington DC.
NOTE: You must reserve your room by November 18 to receive the special ABA Conference Rate of $269 Single/Double/or
prevailing Government Rate. Please be advised that after November 18, hotel rates go up significantly. Contact the Hotel
directly by calling 202/974-5570 or 1-800/558-9994 and mention the "ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security
21st Annual Review of the Field of National Security."
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION – REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 18 AND SAVE!
www.americanbar.org/natsecurity

Wednesday, 7 December 2011, 6 pm - Las Vegas, NV - Las Vegas Chapter Holiday and Award Dinner

AFIO BulletThe Roger E. McCarthy Las Vegas Chapter will present Colonel Sully de Fontaine, US Army (Ret), a highly decorated veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He also served in the African conflicts of the early 1960's. Colonel de Fontaine will recount how he was trained by the British Special Operations Executive and the Special Air Service in 1943 and 1944 (commando and aireborne schools); and the clandestine assignments which parachuted him into Occupied France (twice) to escort downed aircrews to safety. For his work, de Fontaine was awarded the Croix de Guerre with Palm (France and Belgium).

Colonel de Fontaine is a member of AFIO's Roger E. McCarthy Las Vegas Chapter, the OSS Society, and other distinguished organizations.

This meeting is also our holiday dinner. If you are planning to attend, please provide your name and birth date to me, Mary Bentley, Corresponding Secretary, 702-295-1024, or by email at BentleyM@nv.doe.gov as soon as possible. The dinner/meeting charge per person is $20.00.

Thursday, 8 December 2011, 10:30 am - 2 pm - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO Winter Luncheon - Speaker: John D. Bennett, Director, National Clandestine Service, CIA and morning speaker J. M. Berger, author of JIHAD JOE: Americans Who Go To War In The Name of Islam.

AFIO BulletThe Director of the National Clandestine Service, CIA -- John D. Bennett -- addresses AFIO members -- OFF THE RECORD; J.M. Berger's comments on JIHAD JOE are On The Record.-- at Crowne Plaza, Tysons Corner, VA. EVENT SOLD OUT.

8 December 2011, 6 - 9 pm - New York, NY - The AFIO NY Metro Chapter meeting features Jim Rasenberg on "The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro, and America's Doomed Invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs"

AFIO BulletJim Rasenberger, Author: "The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Ccastro and America's Doomed Invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs" April 17, 1961 "How could we have been so stupid" remarked one administration official. Did this "doomed invasion" contribute to the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War and the assassination of President Kennedy? LOCATION: "3 West Club" 3 West 51st Street, Manhattan.

6:00 PM Registration 6:30 PM Meeting Start Please Note this Time Change from our usual start. Buffet Dinner Cash Bar COST: $40/person. Cash or Check, payable at the door only.
REGISTER: Strongly suggested, not required. Seating is limited.
Email: afiometro@yahoo.com or telephone Jerry Goodwin 347-334-1503.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011 - MacDill AFB, FL - The AFIO Florida Suncoast Chapter luncheon features Karla Stevenson on Afghanistan-Pakistan.

AFIO BulletStevenson is Coordinator, Analytic Outreach & Strategic Relationships Afghanistan-Pakistan Center, U.S. Central Command
Location: MacDill AFB Surf's Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Blvd, MacDill AFB, FL 33621. Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, December 6, for
yourself and include the names of any guests. Email or call the Chapter Secretary at Michael F. Shapiro
mfshapiro@att.net

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