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2013 IAFIE CONFERENCE

MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013

LINK TO CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Joseph Gordon, IAFIE Chair gave his opening remarks to the group and the annual meeting was called to order.

After a quick break, the Educational Practices Committee meeting took place. Certification was discussed and a report will be forthcoming to the membership.

After lunch, the first session kicked off.

Early Afternoon Sessions

1. Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence (IC CAE)

Moderator: Marilyn Peterson, Defense Intelligence Agency

  • Mark Gorman, The University of Texas at El Paso
  • Melissa Graves, University of Mississippi
  • Ba-Shen Welch, Miles College, Alabama
  • Tyler White, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

2. Ethical Challenges in Cybersecurity Education

Moderator: Robert Smith, Protectionmetrics LLC

  • Sandra Hansmann, University of Texas-Pan American
  • Cynthia Jones, University of Texas-Pan American
  • Joseph Voje, University of Texas-Pan American
  • Nicholas Weimer, University of Texas-Pan American

3. Security Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region

Moderator: Andrew Singer, Naval Postgraduate School

"Post-Mao China: An Examination of Strategy and Military Advancements”

  • Miguel Ibarra, The University of Texas at El Paso

"Risky Business: The Long Term Impact of the Obama Administration’s Pacific Pivot”

  • Jacob Wellman, University of New Mexico

First Keynote Speaker

After a mid-afternoon break, Joe Gordon introduced the

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Edward Regula

Chief, Border Intelligence Fusion Section, El Paso Intelligence Center

Topic: "Intelligence Integration for Complex Endeavors”

Late Afternoon/Early Evening Sessions

4. Special Programs and Other Educational Opportunities

Moderator: William Spracher, National Intelligence University

"An Evaluation of the UTPA Got Intelligence? Summer Program”

  • Sandra Hansmann, University of Texas-Pan American
  • Nicholas Weimer, University of Texas-Pan American

"Lessons Learned from Intelligence Internships from Three Midwest Universities”

  • Christopher Martin, Advanced Technical Intelligence Center

5. Games and Scenario Building

Moderator: Michael Collier, Eastern Kentucky University

"The Threat of Domestic Biological Terrorism: Fact or Fiction?”

  • Stacy Langston, The University of Texas at El Paso

"An Educational Board Game to Teach Rudiments of Intelligence in an Airport Context”

  • Arnaud Palisson, Aéroports de Montréal, Canada

6. Game Theory for Risk-Based Randomization in Security: Methods and Applications

Moderator: David Jimenez, Penn State University

  • Eric Gutierrez, The University of Texas at El Paso
  • Towhidul Islam, The University of Texas at El Paso
  • Christopher Kiekintveld, The University of Texas at El Paso
  • Oscar Veliz, The University of Texas at El Paso

Following the days events, a social reception hosted by the IAFIE Board of Directors, was held in the Tomas Rivera Conference Center.


TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013


Joseph Gordon, IAFIE Chair, gave opening remarks to start the full day of sessions.

Morning Sessions

7. Issues in Intelligence Studies

Moderator: William Spracher, National Intelligence University

"The Future of Intelligence Studies”

  • Anthony Glees, University of Buckingham, UK

"Ivory Tower or Mean Streets? The Role of Professional Experience in

Faculty Qualifications for Intelligence Studies Courses and Programs”

  • Jonathan Smith, Coastal Carolina University

8. Professional Issues: An International View

Moderator: Alan Breakspear, Independent Scholar

"Talking Truth to Power for the Intelligence Professional: Feeling the Fear and Doing it Anyway!”

  • Janine McGruddy, University of Otago, New Zealand

"International Perspectives on the Discipline and the Professional”

  • Brett Peppler, Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers

9. Lessons from British Intelligence History

Moderator: Larry Valero, The University of Texas at El Paso

"HUMINT and Air Power: The British in Malaya”

  • William Dean, U.S. Air Command and Staff College

"The British State and the Irish Rebellion of 1916: An Intelligence Failure or a Failure of Response?”

  • Geoffrey Sloan, University of Reading, UK

Late Morning Sessions

10. Intelligence Interviewing and Interrogation

Moderator: Mark Lowenthal, The Intelligence & Security Academy

  • Steve Frelke, HUMINT Training - Joint Center of Excellence, Ft Huachuca, AZ
  • Steve Kleinman, The Soufan Group
  • Christian Meissner, The University of Texas at El Paso

11. Issues in Border and Mexican Security

Moderator: David Jimenez, Penn State University

"Propaganda in Mexico’s Drug War”

  • America Guevara, ManTech International Corporation

"A National Security Threat: Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations

and the U.S. Gang Nexus”

  • Jose Jimenez, The University of Texas at El Paso

"The Mobile Sensor Network: Delivery of Border Intelligence in the 21st

Century”

  • Brandon Sanders, James Madison University

12. Challenging Pedagogical Issues

Moderator: Michael Collier, Eastern Kentucky University

"OSINT, New Technologies, and Education: Tackling Expanding Threats and Opportunities”

  • Libor Benes, Independent Scholar

"Evaluating Online Intelligence Courses”

  • Alexandra Luce, Justice Institute of British Columbia

"Strengthening Intelligence Education Curriculum with Information Processing and Knowledge Organization Competencies”

  • Yejun Wu, Louisiana State University

Special Conference Session

Guest Speaker

Michele Spires, Military Programs, American Council on Education

Topic: "Advancing the Intelligence Profession: Cultivating and Leveraging Military Education and Training”

During Lunch

Special Announcement: Bosnia, Intelligence, and the Clinton Presidency

  • Timothy Walton, James Madison University

Welcome to UTEP!

  • Diana Natalicio, President, The University of Texas at El Paso

Keynote Speaker

  • The Honorable Caryn Wagner, former Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Topic: "Unfinished Business from the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004”

Afternoon Sessions

13. Authors’ Roundtable

Moderator: William Spracher, National Intelligence University

"Intelligence: The Unseen Instrument of Governance," chapter in Governance and Security as a Unitary Concept (Rippon & Kemp, eds.)

  • Alan Breakspear, Independent Scholar

De l’espionnage au renseignement

  • Frank Bulinge, Institut Supérieur du Commerce, Paris School of Management

Intelligence and Government in Britain and the United States (2 vols.)

  • Philip Davies, Brunel University, UK (Proxy - Alan Breakspear)

The Lockwood Analytical Method for Prediction (LAMP): Theory and

Practice

  • Jonathan Lockwood, Lockwood Research Associates

Offensive and Defensive Security: Concepts, Planning, Operations, and

Management

  • Harry Nimon, Henley-Putnam University

Analytic Writing Guide

  • Randolph Pherson, Pherson Associates

Manuale D’Intelligence

  • Antonella Colonna Vilasi, Research Center on Intelligence, Italy

14. Security Threats to Higher Education

Moderator: Marilyn Peterson, Defense Intelligence Agency

  • Jake Alder, Federal Bureau of Investigation, El Paso Field Office
  • Kimberly Carrillo, Federal Bureau of Investigation, El Paso Field Office

15. Innovation and Curriculum Development

Moderator: Robert Smith, ProtectionMetrics LLC

"Building an Intelligence Education Program at Marymount University Course-by-Course”

  • William Costanza, Marymount University

"Innovation in the Classroom: The JMU Experience—So Far”

  • Timothy Walton, James Madison University

Keynote Speaker

Brigadier General (Retired) Scott Bethel

Former Vice Commander, U.S. Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency

Topic: "The Mission and Future Challenges Facing the Air Force ISR Agency”

Early Evening Sessions

16. Critical Thinking and Intelligence Analysis: A Roundtable

Moderator: Michael Collier, Eastern Kentucky University

  • Joseph Gordon, National Intelligence University
  • Randolph Pherson, Pherson Associates
  • John Pyrik, Privy Council Office, Canada

17. Analytic and Prediction Problems

Moderator: Andrew Singer, Naval Postgraduate School

"Dealing with the ‘Analytic Deficit’ in the Age of Big Data”

  • Scott Ainslie, IBM Australia

"Automated Trading in Prediction Markets”

  • Anamaria Berea, George Mason University

18. Lessons from History

Moderator: Larry Valero, The University of Texas at El Paso

"Intelligence Analysis and the Bureau: The Evolution of Analysis and the Analyst Position in the FBI, 1908-2013”

  • John Fox, Federal Bureau of Investigation

"Planes, Plans, Plots: How They Found the Missiles”

  • David Keithly, Joint Forces Staff College

"Bearing Silent Witness: A Grandfather's Secret Attestation to German War Crimes in Occupied France”

  • McKay Smith, George Mason University School of Law

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013

Morning Sessions

1. Teaching Denial and Deception

Moderator: Robert Smith, ProtectionMetrics LLC

  • Nikolas Gardner, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Eric Shoemaker, American Military University

2. Fusion Centers: Issues and Challenges

Moderator: Mark Lowenthal, The Intelligence & Security Academy

"Intelligence Sharing and Fusion Centers: The Experience of the State of New Mexico”

  • Melissa Arciero-Durr, New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

"Enhancing the Quality of Analysis in Fusion Centers”

  • Katherine Pherson, Pherson Associates
  • Roy Sullivan, Pherson Associates

"The Mission and Operation of the MATRIX - El Paso Fusion Center”

  • Nicholas Emerick, El Paso Police Department
  • Gregory Furr, El Paso Police Department
  • Marlo Tena-Moreno, El Paso Police Department

3. Financial Intelligence and Risk Analysis

Moderator: Marilyn Peterson, Defense Intelligence Agency

"Red Flags and Black Markets: Trends in Money Laundering and the Global

Banking Response”

  • Barry Peterson, Wells Fargo Bank - Global Financial Institutions

"Correspondent Banking Risks”

  • Susan Rico, Wells Fargo Bank - Global Financial Institutions

 Late Morning Sessions

4. Security along the U.S.-Mexico Border: A Roundtable Discussion

Moderator: Michael Smith, Vice Provost, The University of Texas at

El Paso

  • Joseph Arabit, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, El Paso Division
  • Ian Brownlee, Consul General, U.S. Consulate, Juarez, Mexico
  • Mark Morgan, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, El Paso Field Office
  • Edward Regula, Chief, Border Intelligence Fusion Section, El Paso Intelligence Center
  • Colonel Marisa Tanner, USA, Director of Intelligence (J-2), Joint Task Force North



Special Announcement: Encyclopedia of U.S. Intelligence (Taylor & Francis Group)

  • David Keithly, Joint Forces Staff College

2013 IAFIE Outstanding Instructor Award

  • Presented to Matthew Crosston, Bellevue University (who could not attend)

Greetings from the Dean!

  • Patricia Witherspoon, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at El Paso

Keynote Speaker

Ambassador Robert Hutchings, Dean of the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin and former Chairman of the National Intelligence Council

Topic: "Comparing NIC 2020 with Global Trends 2030”

Afternoon Sessions

5. Hard Problems: Knowledge Diffusion and Ethics

Moderator: Andrew Singer, Naval Postgraduate School

"Spooks in the Machine: The Ethics and Legality of Training Intelligence

Officers for Cyber Espionage"

Aaron Brantly, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs


6. Teaching Criminal and Financial Intelligence

Moderator: Marilyn Peterson, Defense Intelligence Agency

"‘The Method to our Madness,’ aka Learning by Doing in a Criminal Intelligence Course”

  • John Andrews, Florida State University Panama City
  • Dale Nute, Florida State University Panama City

"Financial Intelligence: Future Uses and Teaching Methods”

  • Anne Walton, Analysts Compass

7. Critical Thinking and Methodology

Moderator: Michael Collier, Eastern Kentucky University

"Real Case Analysis Methods: Ongoing Experimentation with Students”

  • Pierre Memheld, Political Sciences School, Aix en Provence, France

"The Five Habits of the Master Thinker”

  • Randolph Pherson, Pherson Associates

"A Portable/Practical Comparative Case Study Methodology for Intelligence Practitioners”

  • Jose Mora Torres, American Military University

Keynote Address

Introduction

Joseph Gordon, IAFIE Chair

Keynote Speaker

Major-General (Retired) John Adams, former Chief of the Communications Security Establishment Canada

Topic: "Cyber Security and Cyber Aggression”

Early Evening Sessions

8. Organizational Transformation and Reform

Moderator: Alan Breakspear, Independent Scholar

"The Spring of the French Intelligence Community”

  • Franck Bulinge, Institut Supérieur du Commerce, Paris School of
  • Management

"Cultural Evolution in Intelligence Reform”

  • Satgin Hamrah, Boston University

"Looking for Meaning: Lessons from Mossad's Failed Adaptation to the

Post-Cold War Era, 1991-2011”

  • Tamir Libel, University College Dublin

"Canada's Response to American Homeland Security Policy in the Post-9/11

Period”

  • Sara McGuire, McMaster University, Canada

9. Integrating Alternative Intelligence Methodologies in Intelligence Education

Moderator: Michael Collier, Eastern Kentucky University

  • Jason Anderson, American Military University
  • Nicole Burtchett, American Military University
  • Elena Mastors, American Military University

10. Perspectives on Intelligence Education and Training

Moderator: Timothy Walton, James Madison University

"Intelligence, Education, and Service: An Overview of Angelo State

University's Intelligence Degree Programs”

  • John Blumentritt, Angelo State University
  • John Dailey, Angelo State University
  • Robert Ehlers, Angelo State University

"Training Intelligence Analysts for the Future: The Dutch Approach”

  • Bob de Graaff, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

"Building an Intelligence Studies Program”

  • Robert Heibel, Mercyhurst University

Reception

Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens

 

THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013

Closing Remarks and Thank You!

Joseph Chair Gordon, IAFIE

Morning Sessions

1. Human Cognition and Mindsets

Moderator: Larry Valero, The University of Texas at El Paso

"Neurological Causes of Fixed Mindsets”

  • Michael Axel, Independent Scholar

"The Role of Neuro-Psychological Studies in Intelligence Education”

  • Harry Nimon, Henley-Putnam University

2. Special Pedagogical Issues

Moderator: Robert Smith, ProtectionMetrics LLC

"Teaching the Intelligence Process in Other Disciplines Using the Killing of Bin Laden as a Case Study”

  • Keith Cozine, St. John’s University

"Teaching about ‘Area 51’? How to Cover Secret Government Technology and Capabilities in Intelligence Studies Courses”

  • Armin Krishnan, The University of Texas at El Paso

3. Women and International Security

Moderator: Mark Lowenthal, The Intelligence & Security Academy

"Targeting a Female Audience: American Muslim Women’s Perceptions of al Qaeda Propaganda”

  • Esther Solis Al-Tabaa, The University of Texas at El Paso

"The Evolving Role of Women in Mexican Drug Cartels”

  • Linda Mais, The University of Texas at El Paso

 Keynote Address

Introduction

Joseph Gordon, IAFIE Chair

Keynote Speaker

Brigadier General Linda Urrutia-Varhall, USAF

Director of Intelligence (J-2), United States Southern Command

Topic: "Retooling Defense Intelligence for the New National Security Threats”

 Keynote Address

Introduction

Joseph Gordon, IAFIE Chair

Keynote Speaker

The Honorable Alan Bersin, Assistant Secretary of International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Topic "Law Enforcement Intelligence: The Need for Transformation”

 Afternoon Sessions

4. Security Issues in Africa and the Middle and Near East

Moderator: Timothy Walton, James Madison University

"City of Gold, City of Slaves: Slavery in Dubai”

  • Nicolas Cooper, University of New Mexico

"The Emerging Security Threat in Africa: The Role of Intelligence”

  • Sunday Ogunlana, West Africa Network for Peace and Security

"Is Iran an Offensive Realist or a Defensive Realist? A Theoretical Reflection on Iranian Motives for Creating Instability”

  • Rusty Trevino, University of New Mexico

5. Complex Operational Issues

Moderator: Alan Breakspear, Independent Scholar

"Red Teaming the Red Team: Utilizing Cyber Espionage to Combat

Terrorism”

  • Gary Adkins, The University of Texas at El Paso

"Peacekeeping Intelligence”

  • Tiziano Diamante, Security Branch, Defense General Staff Headquarters,
  • Italy

"Multilateral Intelligence Collaboration and Intelligence Oversight”

  • Janine McGruddy, University of Otago, New Zealand

IAFIE Business Meeting

IAFIE Board of Directors

(Open to all IAFIE Members)

END OF CONFERENCE


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