Edward L. Allen | BLOOMBERG | JUN 4, 2017

Mr. Edward L. Allen serves as Chairman of Detica Inc., a subsidiary of Detica Group PLC and has been its Non Executive Director since September 30, 2005. He serves as a Director of Signalscape Inc., Klas Telecom Inc., HMS Inc., Intec. and Morpho Detection, Inc. He served as Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)’s Deputy Assistant Director for investigative technologies. Mr. Allen provided policy and procedural guidance on electronic surveillance, physical surveillance and other investigative technology issues and was responsible for maintaining working relationships with domestic and international senior executives with regards to law enforcement technology issues. Experienced in the formulation and execution of legislation and regulations associated with technology policy, he represented the FBI and law enforcement on interagency, White House and intelligence community committees, working groups and boards. Mr. Allen retired from the FBI in 2001. He is an Independent Law Enforcement Technologies Consultant. He serves as Chairman of the Board for Signalscape Inc. He has more than 28 years’ experience as a special agent managing skilled, technical and investigative programs and people.

Morpho Detection Announces Board of Directors | BUSINESS NEWSWIRE | NOV 2, 2010

Morpho Detection, Inc., part of the Morpho group’s security business, today announced its board of directors headed by the Hon. Jay M. Cohen, former Under Secretary for Science and Technology for the Department of Homeland Security, as chairman. Morpho Detection was created as a result of Safran group’s 2009 acquisition of the former GE Homeland Protection business.

The Hon. Jay M. Cohen, chairman, is a principal at the Chertoff Group, a security and risk-management firm. Cohen served in the U.S. Navy for 38 years, attaining the rank of rear admiral. He was named the 20th Chief of Naval Research (CNR) in 2000, serving for six years during Operation Iraqi Freedom. After retiring, Cohen was confirmed by the Senate as Under Secretary for Science and Technology for the Department of Homeland Security in 2006.

Edward L. Allen, independent law enforcement technologies consultant. He retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2001, with more than 28 years’ experience as a special agent managing skilled, technical and investigative programs and people. He sits on several corporate boards including Klas Telecom Inc.; Signalscape, Inc.; HMS, Inc.; and Intec.

Olivier Andries, executive vice president of the Defence and Security Branch at the Safran group, where he has led various acquisition projects in homeland security. Prior to joining Safran, Andries was the executive vice president of strategy and cooperation at Airbus. Andries has held several positions in the French Ministry of Industry and the Treasury and joined the cabinet of the Minister of Finance in 1993 as advisor on industrial affairs.

Charlene Begley, president and CEO of GE Home & Business Solutions and senior vice president for GE. She is also responsible for information technology, sourcing and quality at GE and has held a variety of leadership positions since joining the company in 1988. Begley oversaw the acquisition of GE Homeland Protection by Safran group that led to the current Morpho Detection joint venture between the two companies. Begley serves on the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders and the National Association of Manufacturers’ boards.

Dennis Cooke, president and CEO of Morpho Detection, Inc. He previously served in the same role with GE Homeland Protection, Inc. Prior to that, Cooke held several leadership roles with GE Medical Systems. Cooke was promoted to vice president and corporate officer of GE in July 2003 while leading GE’s Global Magnetic Resonance business. Prior to joining GE, Cooke worked for Proxim, Inc. as a software engineer and product manager.

Jean Paul Jainsky, chairman and CEO of Morpho (formerly Sagem Sécurité) since July 2007. He began his career at Société Anonyme de Télécommunications (SAT), a subsidiary of Sagem Group, in 1975. As a result of SAT’s merger with Sagem in 1993, Jainsky was appointed to Head of Industrial Coordination within the Sagem Electronics division and was later promoted to executive committee member and managing director of the Sagem Defense Sécurité division. Jainsky has broad security industry expertise including biometrics solutions for governments, access control, biometric terminals, smart cards and payment and lottery terminals.

Robert F. Reynolds, president of RFR, Inc., an independent defense and intelligence community consulting firm. Prior to his RFR role, Reynolds spent 35 years at the Central Intelligence Agency, helping create and develop the Community Acquisition Risk Center, which conducts threat and risk analysis on companies contracting with the intelligence community.


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Letter, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Office of the Chairman | CIA | AUG 12, 1968.

Dear Mr. Allen:
Just a note to thank you for forwarding, with your letter of July 30, the several papers from your International Finance Series. Secretary Fowler had talked to me about them and I appreciate your sending them at his suggestion.

Mr. Edward L. Allen,
Economic Research,
Central Intelligence Agency,
Washington, D. C. 20505.


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Phone firms resist FBI wiretap gear | NEW YORK TIMES | JUL 16, 1997

Asserting that the FBI is trying to force the development of wiretapping equipment that goes beyond the law, telephone industry executives said Tuesday they would petition the Federal Communications Commission to resolve a dispute over the limits of digital surveillance in the information age. Industry executives are expected to ask the commission to step in today after more than two years of negotiations with law enforcement authorities over standards for advanced digital telephone switching gear intended to permit the police and FBI agents to listen to suspected criminals.

The two sides failed to reach an agreement at a meeting last week in Boston. “We’ve come to an impasse and only the FCC can resolve it,” said Stewart Baker, a Washington lawyer representing the industry.

FBI officials said Tuesday they were still confident that disagreements with the industry could be worked out. Another negotiating session is scheduled for next week.

“We’re still committed to the negotiating process,” said Edward Allen, section chief in the Information Division at the FBI. The Communications for Law Enforcement Act, which was signed into law by President Clinton in 1994, calls for spending $500 million to modify the nation’s telephone network for wiretapping and specifies a standard-setting process to redesign the equipment.

Telephone industry officials have warned that the cost of making the modifications requested by law enforcement might run into the billions of dollars. They also contend that the FBI has overstepped its mandate and is trying to control the process of setting standards. The law, they say, specifies only that the agency will be consulted in setting the standard.

Industry executives say their companies will be at risk of being sued by civil liberties groups over privacy invasions.

Law enforcement is asking for the ability to maintain a wiretap in a conference call even after the individual who is the object of the court- authorized wiretap drops out of the phone call. Such a capability would require costly modifications to the telephone network, industry officials said.

Wireless Assn. Seeks FCC Intervention to Resolve Digital Wiretap Impasse | COMMUNICATIONS DAILY | JUL 18, 1997

CTIA asked FCC Wed. to open proceeding on standards needed to meet digital wiretap law, conceding that opposition by FBI and law enforcement entities had made it “monumentally frustrating” to reach agreement without Commission intervention. CTIA Pres. Thomas Wheeler said petition seeks to draw FCC into process based on language in Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) that requires industry “in consultations with law enforcement” to develop standards that allow law enforcement units to monitor phone calls in digital format. Wheeler said meeting of standards body in Boston last week, at which he said FBI opposed any compromises, triggered application to FCC.

In recent weeks, CTIA sent letters to FBI Dir. Louis Freeh and FBI Electronic Surveillance Technology Section Chief Ed Allen offering final compromise to adopt standards while resolving more critical disagreements separate from standards-setting. Wheeler said FBI had refused to accept offer. “We still have no consensus standards,” he said. “We now need to change the venue.” He pledged to continue negotiating with FBI even as FCC considers petition and vowed to continue talks even if Commission opens proceeding. FCC official said no decision had been made on petition by our deadline.

Law enforcement field has taken firm stand on requirements for gaining access to telecom traffic carried in digital format. FBI spokesman Barry Smith told us current industry standards, which CTIA said comply with CALEA “100%,” fall short of requirements. “In our view, the standards being proposed are lacking items law enforcement needs,” he said.

CTIA acted alone, Wheeler said. Although digital wiretap law applies to all telecom carriers, he said, only CTIA has been aggressive in publicizing its continuing disputes with FBI. He said he and USTA Pres. Roy Neel met with FBI executives last year to discuss issue, but he didn’t seek USTA endorsement when petition was filed. USTA said Wed. it didn’t plan separate filing at Commission but didn’t comment immediately on CTIA petition. Other trade groups didn’t comment.

In petition, CTIA accused FBI of “stuffing” ballots in industry voting on standards that had been adopted separately from FBI proposals. Wheeler said that by mid-May, Telecommunications Industry Assn. — which routinely circulates proposed standards among “interested parties” to achieve consensus — received 60 ballots, 35 in opposition, with 33 of those from law enforcement agencies, including 28 that attached FBI rationale to ballot. “This stopped the standards setting in its tracks,” Wheeler said. Further balloting under auspices of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is expected to produce additional opposition, mostly from law enforcement: “This ballot box stuffing has further delayed the standards process,” CTIA said.

Wheeler said industry opposes FBI demands for 500-millisec. response time for linking call set up with actual call, saying existing wireline technology can’t support such standards. He also complained about requirement that law enforcement be able to continue monitoring conference calls even after party being monitored has dropped off call. FBI also has sought technology that would turn wireless phone into homing device, allowing agents to pinpoint location of call. Delays threaten to put telecom industry in violation of law, which takes effect in Oct. 1998, although without standards, Wheeler said, it can’t meet tests. He described 2 issues as “double whammy,” forcing industry to raise costs to meet FBI standards while running afoul of mandates. He also feared civil rights groups would file suit when companies provide access without approved court orders.

Mixed Signals In The Debate Over Encryption Technology | CNN | JUN 16, 1998

“Encryption is the foundation of security and electronic commerce,” said Gant Redmon, counsel for Axent Technologies Inc., a company based in Rockville that makes encryption products. While most agree that encryption is a key element in the growth of electronic commerce, a long-running debate has raged involving the high-tech industry, government officials and lawmakers over how far the government should go in restricting the technology’s use. High-tech companies have been pushing to export much stronger encryption products than currently allowed.

The Clinton administration has been reluctant to relax export controls on encryption. It is worried that easing controls may hinder law enforcement and intelligence gathering when the technology is used to block access to communications or data. But high-tech companies argue that restrictions are doing little to control the spread of strong encryption. Instead, they argue that these restrictions are making it increasingly difficult for U.S. companies to compete with foreign competitors.

Just how serious the issue is becoming was apparent June 9 when top law enforcement officials met with a half-dozen executives of high-tech companies to discuss both sides of the issue. Among the participants in the meeting, hosted by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., at her office, were FBI Director Louis J. Freeh and Attorney General Janet Reno, as well as Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, Scott McNealy, chief executive of Sun Microsystems Inc., and Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.

The White House’s policy has been driven by fears of law enforcement and national security officials that loosening export controls would lead to the widespread use of unbreakable encryption by criminals and terrorists who want to hide their illegal activities.

As the use of encryption becomes more commonplace among criminals, law enforcement officials are concerned that their ability to use wiretaps and other legal means to gain valuable evidence will be thwarted if communications or stored data is coded with unbreakable encryption.

The FBI has been “trying to find a balance in which we can still do our job and do our job in the future as this proliferates. We hope strong encryption proliferates from a business part and from a privacy part — but how can we do it in such a way . . . that doesn’t [hurt] us,” said FBI deputy Assistant Director Edward L. Allen in an interview.

The FBI has been pushing to require manufacturers to ensure that law enforcement has some way to gain access to a decrypted version of stored data or communications.


The FBI is seeking $75 million in budget appropriations to update its court-sanctioned telephone and cellular phone data collection systems. One is called “Digital Storm” and allows agents to monitor telephone calls and analyze computerized recordings. The FBI is also looking to create a system that would provide the “foundation for an up-to-date flexible digital collection infrastructure” for wiretaps and an “enterprise database” that would enable agents to analyze and share a huge amount of data via a secure World Wide Web network. FBI officials said the bureau’s information technology systems are aging and need to be updated to keep pace with criminal activities that occur both on the Internet and offline. But civil liberties activists, legislators and legal specialists claim that the bureau’s proposal could erode constitutional protections that limit government searches. For example, the FBI estimates that the technological advances would so improve the ability to conduct wiretaps that the number of approved taps would increase by 300 percent over the next decade. Deputy Assistant Director Edward Allen played down that number. 

FBI surveillance systems get digital upgrade | GCN | FEB 16, 2001

Amid ongoing debate over surveillance tools’ potential to invade privacy, the FBI is replacing its analog wiretapping equipment with digital systems in all 56 field offices.

Under the Digital Storm program, the bureau will replace large reel-to-reel tape recorders with PC specially tuned for audio storage capability. The minimum requirement for running the digital recording applications is an 800-MHz Pentium PC with 256M of RAM and RAID Level 5 storage.

About 20 percent of the FBI offices already have the new digital systems. With a budget of $30 million for fiscal 2001, the FBI Laboratory this year will upgrade as many field offices as possible, said Michael T. Elliott, unit chief for telecommunications intercept and collection technology. The bureau plans to finish the conversion to digital by 2003.

The new systems vastly improve investigators’ ability to review the evidence collected, said Edward Allen, deputy assistant director of the FBI’s Labratory Division. For instance, if an investigator wants to review a portion of a lengthy court-authorized wiretap between two suspected drug dealers, he would have to search multiple reels using the analog equipment’a cumbersome process.

Board of Directors | Maine Seacoast Mission | JUN 2, 2017

Edward L. Allen
Sorrento, ME and Glen Allen, VA – Retired FBI Executive

Honorary Directors
Charles Alexander, M.D.
Alan Baker
Cornelia Greaves Bates
Curtis L. Blake
William E. Eason
Monika Heimbold
Christopher Hutchins
Lee Judd
Philip Lape
Justine Morris
Joseph Murphy
John E. Parker
Henry L. P. Schmelzer
Linda B. Thompson
Ansley C. Throckmorton
Lynda Tyson

Patsy E. Fogarty – Chair
Southwest Harbor, ME – Retired Non-Profit Executive

C. Stacey Smith – Vice Chair
Bar Harbor, ME – Business Owner

Gavin H. Watson, Jr. – Treasurer
Addison, ME and Okatie, SC – Business Executive

Daniel G. McKay – Secretary
Northeast Harbor, ME – Of Counsel, Eaton Peabody

Edward L. Allen
Sorrento, ME and Glen Allen, VA – Retired FBI Executive

Roger S. Clapp
Addison, ME – Retired Attorney

Lester L. Coleman
Addison, ME and Dallas, TX – Retired Business Executive

Ruth M. Colket
Bar Harbor, ME and Paoli, PA – Philanthropist and Community Volunteer

Stefan H. Cushman
Seal Harbor, ME and St. Petersburg, FL – Real Estate Executive

Hon. Dennis S. Damon
Trenton, ME – Former Maine State Senator

Reginald B. Elwell
Milbridge, ME and Brunswick, ME – Retired Senior Development Officer

Jim Geary
Southwest Harbor, ME – Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Maine Community Foundation

Hon. Jill M. Goldthwait
Bar Harbor, ME – Former Maine State Senator

The Rt. Rev. J. Clark Grew
Northeast Harbor, ME and Boston, MA – Retired Bishop of Ohio

Nancy K. Ho
Northeast Harbor, ME – Business Owner

Kelli Theriault Hutchins
Bangor, ME and Southwest Harbor, ME – Community Volunteer

Linda Lewis
Somesville, ME – Community Volunteer

Robert J. Mancini
Steuben, ME and Andover, MA – Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Jasper Wyman & Son

Tony C. McKim
Trenton, ME – President & Chief Executive Officer, The First Bancorp

Timothy P. Schieffelin
Gouldsboro, ME and Greenwich, CT – President, P.O.V., LLC

Chadbourn H. Smith, Esq.
Bar Harbor, ME – Attorney

Jock Williams
Bar Harbor, ME – Owner, John Williams Boat Company

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