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AFIO National's Speakers Luncheon February 2020

Friday, February 28, 2020
10:30 am2:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons Corner, VA 22182
AFIO National's Speakers Luncheon February 2020

The first AFIO National's Speaker Luncheon will take place in Tysons Corner, VA on February 28th. You are invited to hear these topics and discussions on "Protecting National Security and Trade Secrets from Domestic-based Spies," and
"Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism with particular focus on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and al Qa'ida."

The 11 a.m. speaker will be Dr. Seth G. Jones,Political Scientist, Author, Professor, and author of A Covert Action: Reagan, The CIA, and the Cold War Struggle in Poland

Dr. Seth G. Jones, is director of the Transnational Threats Project, and senior adviser to the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Earlier, Jones was Adjunct Professor, Security Studies Program at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, where he taught classes on "Counterinsurgency" and "Stability Operations." He has served as representative for the commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, to the assistant secretary of defense for special operations.

The 1 p.m. speaker will be Mr. James M. Olson,CIA Operations Officer, Professor, and Author - discussing To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence.

Professor Olson will be discussing his March 2019 book, To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence which suggests that the US is losing the counterintelligence war. Foreign intelligence services, particularly those of China, Russia, and Cuba, are recruiting spies in our midst and stealing our secrets and cutting-edge technologies. He provides a guide for how our country can do a better job of protecting its national security and trade secrets. He will review the principles and methods of counterintelligence, including the running of double-agent operations and surveillance. He also addresses why people spy against their country, the tradecraft of counterintelligence, and where counterintelligence breaks down or succeeds.

REGISTRATION: See link to AFIO site below.

Check-in for badge pickup at 10:30 a.m.
JONES begins his presentation at 11 a.m.
A 3 course lunch served at noon
OLSON begins his presentation at 1 pm
Event closes at 2 p.m.

The latest intelligence books, and many others, for sale throughout event.

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About Us

The NCMF directly supports the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM), the first public museum in the U.S. Intelligence Community. We think you will agree it is truly a "museum like no other."

Located adjacent to the National Security Agency (NSA) in Maryland, the NCM houses a priceless collection of artifacts that represent our Nation's history in code making and code breaking, as well as a world class library of cryptologic media. The NCMF acquires the best artifacts for the NCM and supports new educational and interactive exhibits.

The NCMF provides exceptional cryptologic programs throughout the year, encourages young minds to explore cryptology and innovation through valued awards, and hosts educational, cryptology-related exhibits at various community events.

As part of the Foundation's partnership with NSA to build the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation - Home of the National Cryptologic Museum (CCEI-NCM), the NCMF also serves as a leader in the field of cybersecurity - striving to provide the best in educational resources and programs.

The NCMF and NCM share a joint three-fold mission to Educate, Stimulate, and Commemorate. Learn more about our MISSION.