November 30, 2015
Dr. Coke S. Reed hosted military and intelligence historians Professor Michael S. Goodman and Dr. Peter Busch of King’s College London’s Department of War Studies for morning coffee and breakfast tacos at the Data Vortex offices in Austin to discuss the development of important US-UK intelligence cooperation. Afterward, members of the Data Vortex team attended Dr. Goodman’s talk, “Santa Klaus? Klaus Fuchs, Nuclear Weapons, and Atomic Espionage” sponsored by Professor Bruce J. Hunt and the History and Philosophy of Science Program at the University of Texas at Austin. Pictured, from left to right, are Reed Devany (Records Management, Data Vortex), Professor Goodman, Professor Hunt, Albert Lewis (Education Advancement Foundation), and Dr. Reed.
Professor Goodman is Professor of Intelligence and International Affairs in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. He has written extensively on the history of intelligence, including scientific intelligence. For the last few years he has been on secondment to the British Cabinet Office, where is the Official Historian of the Joint Intelligence Committee. His most recent book is “The Official History of the Joint Intelligence Committee, Volume I: From the Approach of the Second World War to the Suez Crisis” (Routledge, 2014). Dr. Busch is a senior lecturer at the Department of War Studies specializing in strategic communication and social media and its effect on wartime journalism and propaganda. Since 2007, Dr. Busch has been contributing to workshops of NATO’s Centre for Excellence, Defence Against Terrorism and was the historical adviser for Dan and Peter Snow’s BBC television documentary ‘20th Century Battlefields: The Tet Offensive’.