Glenn Howard Whidden
March 27, 1928 - November 24, 2011
Beloved Husband, Father, Mentor & Friend
On Thursday, November 24, 2011; Glenn Howard Whidden, 28 year veteran of The Central Intelligence Agency, President of The Espionage Research Institute (ERI), Passed this life. The beloved husband of Natalie Whidden; devoted father of David Whidden. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who had the honor to know him.
All services and interment will take place in Manchester, NH. Please Share your thoughts and memories about Glenn, in the guestbook here:
GLENN WHIDDEN (Age 83)
Of Fort Washington, MD died November 24, 2011 after a short illness. He is survived by his wife Natalie; three sons Mark, David, and Thomas; and numerous grandchildren. He will be buried in Manchester, NH in a private family service.
Author of "The Attack on Axnan Headquarters"
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Technical Services Agency,
Whidden, Glenn H., The Ear: Volume I, Technical Services Agency the prestigious Technical Services Agency - Institute for Countermeasures Studies and Glenn Whidden (CIA-ret); the current President of BECCA
OCCUPATION: President of Technical Services Agency Inc., a private firm that designs and markets electronic equipment for eavesdropping detection. Holder of five U.S. patents. Part-time instructor, World Institute of Security Enhancement, Greensboro, N.C. Author of A Guidebook for the Beginning Sweeper; The Russian Eavesdropping Threat -- Late 1993; The Axnan Attack; and five other books on the subject of countereavesdropping.
BACKGROUND: Twenty-eight-year CIA veteran, retired 1974. Worked in 50 countries worldwide. Field experience in most types of espionage activity, including mail intercepts, surreptitious entry and electronic eavesdropping. "An operations type
EDUCATION: Self-taught electrical engineer, government training in clandestine operations.
MOST INTRIGUING ASSIGNMENT: A few years ago Whidden returned to his former haunt, Moscow, to sweep the offices of a private business. He managed to ferret out a phone line bug, even though he worried -- unnecessarily, as it turned out -- that the eavesdroppers might be onto him. His host, in a misguided attempt at courtesy, had hired for Whidden a Russian driver, the sort who in the old days informed on tourists for the KGB.
GLENN WHIDDEN (Age 83)
Of Fort Washington, MD died November 24, 2011 after a short illness. He is survived by his wife Natalie; three sons Mark, David, and Thomas; and numerous grandchildren. He will be buried in Manchester, NH in a private family service. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution, c/o Barrett McKown, Treasurer; 3580 S River Terr; Edgewater, MD 21037.
Published in The Washington Post on November 29, 2011
Rest in Peace, my friend...~JDL