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 IAFIE's 13th Anniversary Conference



May 21-24, 2017


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Sunday, May 21

Successfully registered close to half of the attendees.

Attendees were able to attend a Globalytica Workshop from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

This half day workshop enabled attendees to gain a certificate in Structured Analytic Techniques.

A wonderful reception and networking activity was held at the Clarion Hotel in Harper's Ferry WV.

Monday, May 22 DAY 1

Registration was open again for attendees.

8:30 AM

Dr. Vernon Smith, Provost of American Public University System gave the Welcome address to conference attendees.

Dr. Larry Valero, President of IAFIE gave welcoming comments to the attendees.

9:00 AM


Garry Clement, Former Superintendent, RCMP - Intelligence in Financial Crime and Fraud Investigations

10:45 AM- 12:15 PM


Panel 1 – Education & Pedagogy - Moderator: Keith Cozine

Intelligence Pedagogy: A 2300 Year Interdisciplinary Case-Study (Montgomery, Casanova, McAlpine)

Panel 2 – Emerging Issues - Moderator: Erik Kleinsmith

Baches:  Building Partnerships Between Education Stakeholders & the IC to Strengthen Resilience Against Radicalization.

Kiver:  On Suicide Terror

Nomikos: Intelligence Cooperation and Maritime Security in the Mediterranean Region

Panel 3: Cyber Issues & Threats - Moderator:  Mark Riccardi

Benjamin: The Internet of Things (IoT) – An Intelligence Nightmare

Fleischman: WEBINT vs. SOCMINT vs. Mobile BI – New Developments in the Online, Social, and Mobile Arenas

Harris:  Digital Divide Intelligence Implications


1:00 PM- 2:30 PM

Panel 4 – Emerging Issues - Moderator: Nicole Drumhiller

R. Pherson:  “Is it Fake news, Fraud News, or Deception?  What’s the Difference”

K. Pherson:  Assessing the Mind of the Malicious Insider: Using a Behavioral Model and Data Analytics to Improve Continuous Evaluation

D. Bath:  The Impending Irrelevance of the DNI:  An Historical Perspective

Panel 5 - Emerging Issues - Moderator:  Mark Riccardi

Jimenez:  Law Enforcement Intelligence Training from Homeland Security Investigations

Russo & Rand:  Tomorrow’s Digital Law Enforcement Recruit: How did we get here and where are we headed?

Coulthart et. al.: Mapping Big Data Analytics to the Intelligence Process

Panel 6 - Education & Pedagogy - Moderator: Brian Montgomery  

Cozine:  The Effectiveness of Experiential Learning as Pedagogical Techniques in Teaching Intelligence Collection

East:  Simulation and Intelligence Analyst Education

Akinwumi et. al.: Efficacy of Intelligence Gathering in Nigerian Universities

Panel 7 - Application:  Finding DB Cooper - Moderator: Erik Kleinsmith


2:45 PM - 4:15 PM



Panel 8– Entering the IC – Perspectives from Recent Graduates – Moderator: Steve Marrin


Panel 9 - Intelligence Analysis and Critical Thinking – Moderator:  Chuck Russo

Coulthart:  What’s the Problem? Frameworks and Methods from Policy Analysis for Analyzing Complex Problems

Feulner: Assessing Critical Thinking Learning Outcomes in the Intelligence Classroom

Field: Educating the Consumer: The Unfinished Revolution in Intelligence Affairs


Panel 10 - Career Transitions – Moderator:  Mark Riccardi

Gould-Harper:  What’s Next: Repackage and Rebrand Yourself for Transition


Panel 11 - Application:  Finding DB Cooper – Moderator:  Erik Kleinsmith


4:15 PM - 5:30 PM



Fran Moore:  Intelligence Support to National Security Policy Making & Likely National Security Priorities Over the Next 3-5 Years


6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Hosted Dinner

Speaker Keith Melton, Intelligence Historian & Author



Tuesday, May 23 DAY 2

Registration was open again for attendees.

8:30AM – 9:00AM

Welcome message from Dr. Mark Riccardi and Dr. Larry Valero

9:00AM – 10:30AM


David Major - Espionage & Counterintelligence

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM



Panel 12 – Student Poster Presentations – Moderator:  Nicole Drumhiller


Panel 13 - Intelligence Analysis and Critical Thinking – Moderator: Brian Montgomery

R. Pherson: Strategic Foresight Analysis: Matching Techniques to Client Needs

Marangione:  Skills Base for Intelligence Analysis

Borek: On Analytic Tradecraft

Panel 14 - Emerging Issues – Moderator:  Mark Riccardi

Graetzer: Intelligence on Development, Production, and Potential Deployment of Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction

Chosky:  What Literacies are Needed to Detection of Active Measures?




Ambassador Chase Untermeyer

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM



Panel 16 Roundtable:  Teaching Intelligence Analysis

Chair:    Richard J. Kilroy, Jr.  Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University


Stephen Coulthart, Assistant Professor, University of Texas El Paso

Greg Moore, Professor and Department Chair, Notre Dame College

Stephen Marrin, Associate Professor, James Madison University

Sarah Beebe, Adjunct Faculty, Johns Hopkins University

Brian Simpkins, Associate Director BGSICCAE, Eastern Kentucky University

Panel 17 – Student Workshop:  Presidential Management Fellowships (PMF) (Kling)


Panel 18 – Technology – Moderator: Amir Fleischman

Convers:  Satellite Management

Rose:  Abstracting the Cyber Center of Gravity

Williams:  Designing Compliant Information Systems

Panel 19 - Authors’ Roundtable – Moderator: Bill Spracher

Author/Editor and Title/Date of Book

Robert M. Clark & William L. Mitchell, "Deception: Counterdeception, Counterintelligence, and PSYOPS" (2017)

Harry Nimon, Jr., "The Young Officer: An American Lawrence and his British Wife in the Zagros Mountains" (Vols. 1 & 2, 2017; Vol. 3, 2018)

John M. Nomikos & Joseph Fitsanakis, eds., "Intelligence  Beyond the Anglosphere: Mediterranean and Balkan Regions" (2017)

Randolph H. Pherson, Walter Voskian & Roy A. Sullivan, Jr., "Analytic Briefing Guide" (2017)

Adam D.M. Svendsen (briefed by proxy Daniela Baches), "Intelligence Engineering: Operating Beyond the Conventional" (2017)

4:15PM – 5:30PM


Brian Kelly - DHS Intelligence Training Academy

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Student Poster Awards: Dr. Mark Riccardi, Dr. Larry Valero

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