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Cablegate: Fy 2006 Ivlp - Nomination and Part I Biodata for One

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 06 PARIS 003183

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR ECA/PE/V/R/E (CAROL GRABAUSKAS; STEVE TAYLOR; ELISE
WILSON); EUR/PPD (LILLIAN DEVALCOURT)
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL FR
SUBJECT: FY 2006 IVLP - NOMINATION AND PART I BIODATA FOR ONE
PRINCIPAL CANDIDATE AND ONE ALTERNATE FOR EURP - U.S.
EUROPEAN SECURITY ISSUES (APRIL 24 - MAY 12, 2006)

REF: STATE 004520

POST WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE ONE PRINCIPAL CANDIDATE FOR
SUBJECT PROGRAM: MR. DAVID BERTOLOTTI. ONE ALTERNATE IS
NOMINATED FOR SUBJECT: MR. DOMINIQUE NIVAGGIOLI.

START FIXED-FORMAT TEXT (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT):
: The following data is in a fixed format which enables
: automated processing in Washington and should not be
: edited except by means of the Post-EVDB software.
EXPORT-SOURCE: POST-EVDB
VERSION: 3.0.7
POST-EMAIL: PaillardS@state.gov
TRANSMITTING-POST: PAS Paris
TRANSMITTING-POST-ID: 14544
EXPORT-TYPE: BIO DATA
START NOMINATION:
ECA-OFFICE: E/VGE
PROG-AGENCY-NAME:
POST-PROJ-ID: 276
ECA-PROJ-NO:
PROJ-NAME: FY 2006 - EURP U.S. European Security Issues
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:
This project is intended for leaders in the security and
defense field, including government officials, politicians,
and academics. It will expose participants to security and
defense policy-making and perspectives in the United States
and to specific issues such as international terrorism;
regional conflicts; weapons of mass destruction and arms
control; and Europe's current security architecture, including
the changing roles of NATO, the EU, the United Nations and
other international organizations in dealing with
international crises.
END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2006
DEPART-POST: 04/22/2006
SESSION-DATE: 04/24/2006
RETURN-POST: 05/13/2006
NO-OF-PART: 2
RANK-ORDER: 3
START MEMO POST-OBJ:

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END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:

END MEMO POST-RCMD:
ECA-OFFICE-ID: 1047
PROG-AGENCY-ID:
PROJ-TYPE-ID: RP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 29
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 14544
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: Peace & Security
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: David
M-NAME:
L-NAME: Bertolotti
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres
M-ADDR2: 37, quai d'Orsay
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Paris
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: France
M-ZONE: 75700
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: + (33) 1.43.17.54.54
M-FAX: + (33) 1.43.17.54.10
M-EMAIL: david.bertolotti@diplomatie.gouv.fr
M-CNTRY-ID: FR
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: M
DOB: 11/10/1977
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Monaco Principality
BIRTH-CNTRY: Monaco
CITIZ-CNTRY: France
RES-CNTRY: France
START MEMO POSITION:
Missiles and Space Desk Officer, Strategic Security and
Disarmament Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, since
2003
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Assistant Professor of International Affairs
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
January-December 2001 - French National School of Public
Administration (ENA) - internship in Belgrade, FRY, and in
Laval, France
April-December 2000 - Strategic Affairs Delegation (DAS) -
Defense Ministry
August-November 1997 - Intern, Center for Defense History
Studies (CEHD), Vincennes
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
December 2004 - New York City and Englewood Cliffs NJ, 8 days
leisure
October 2003 - New York City, 5 days business and leisure
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
United Kingdom - several times over the years for business and
leisure
Norway - 1996, leisure
Malta - 1999, leisure
Croatia - 2000, leisure
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
2001-2003 - French National School of Public Administration
(ENA) - took competitive entrance examination as an external
candidate
1998-1999 - Paris Institute of Political Studies (IEP) -
additional year of preparation for national administrative
competitive examinations
1995-1998 - Paris Institute of Political Studies (IEP) -
graduated summa cum laude from Public Service Department
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:

END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
Continuing - lecturer on international and European issues at
the Institute of Public management and economic development
(IGPDE) of the French Finance Ministry
END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: French
ENGL-READ: 4
ENGL-SPEAK: 4
ENGL-COMP: 4
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Danish
OTHER-LANG-ID: DA
READ: 0
SPEAK: 0
COMP: 0
END OTHER-LANGS:
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: German
OTHER-LANG-ID: GM
READ: 0
SPEAK: 0
COMP: 0
END OTHER-LANGS:
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Norwegian
OTHER-LANG-ID: NR
READ: 0
SPEAK: 0
COMP: 0
END OTHER-LANGS:
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Serbian
OTHER-LANG-ID: SC
READ: 0
SPEAK: 0
COMP: 0
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
The cooperative work Bertolotti performs with US Embassy Paris
officers and our counterparts in Washington is vital to our
ability to achieve key USG objectives as set out in Embassy
Paris' Mission Performance Plan (MPP). Bertolotti is the
French government point of contact on key issues relating to
nonproliferation generally and specifically to our bilateral
and multilateral efforts at stopping the spread of missile
technology and materials to nations of concern, such as Iran,
North Korea and Syria. He is most often the French MFA
representative to whom Embassy officers present demarches
concerning illegal transfers of controlled technology and
parts destined for use in the ballistic weapons programs of
states involved in potentially dangerous proliferation
activities, and his active cooperation in these matters is an
important factor in our ability to successfully stop these
transfers. Bertolotti also plays a crucial role in our
efforts at enhancing the activities of the multilateral
missile control group MTCR, Australia Group (AG), and Nuclear
Suppliers Group (NSG).
END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
Based on U.S. Embassy recommendations, suggestions from the IV
nominee, and in coordination with our counterparts in
Washington, we propose the following general program for
Bertolotti:
--Meetings with the Director and Deputy Director of the
Department of State's Office of Chemical, Biological, and
Missile Nonproliferation (NP)
--Meetings with Department of Defense (OSD/ISP/NPP) experts in
the field of nonproliferation
--Meetings/tour at the National Imagery and Mapping Agency
(NIMA)
--Meetings/tour at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA)
--Meetings with National Security Council (ProStrat)
nonproliferation experts
--Meetings at the Department of Energy (NNSA)
-- Meetings at the Department of Commerce (BIS/NCTC)
--Meetings at the Central Intelligence Agency (WINPAC)
--Meetings with key Non-governmental Organizations/Think-tanks
in the field of strategic studies such as the Center for
Strategic and International Studies, the Monterey Institute,
Carnegie Foundation, University of Georgia Export Controls
Center, etc.
--Per candidate's special request, a visit to a local
government office in Washington D.C. or one of the surrounding
cities/towns to see first hand how local communities operate
in terms of urban planning, policing, and general
administration. Bertolotti worked on some of these issues
while at ENA, and noted that "decentralization" is a very
topical issue in France, and of great interest to him as a
civil servant.
END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:

END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: Alexander Tounger
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Bertolotti is in many ways a perfect candidate for the
International Visitors program. He is a product of the
prestigious French National School of Public Administration
(ENA), and before joining the French Ministry of Foreign
Affairs (MFA), worked in the Ministry of Defense's Office of
Strategic Affairs. In his current capacity as the Deputy
Director of the MFA's Directorate of Disarmament and
Nonproliferation, he has the critical responsibility of
serving as the chief coordinator and point of contact for the
Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), a Paris-based
multilateral group of like-minded countries dedicated to the
control of missile technologies. The work of the MTCR is of
extremely high-interest to U.S. policymakers from a wide-range
of government agencies and departments. Bertolotti has proven
a highly articulate (in both French and English), competent,
and responsive interlocutor on MTCR issues and on bilateral
nonproliferation matters of great concern to the U.S.
government. While Bertolotti has traveled to the U.S. on
personal visits to friends and family (he has an aunt and
uncle living in New Jersey), he has not had the opportunity to
make a professional visit to the U.S. The nominating officer
believes that Bertolotti would benefit greatly from his
participation in the IV program, returning from it a more
knowledgeable, well-rounded diplomat, with a deeper
understanding and appreciation of U.S. foreign policy.
Bertolotti is only twenty-seven years old, and is just
beginning his career in the French MFA. Despite his age,
Bertolotti has already been given a position that carries with
it considerable responsibility on issues of great import to
the French government, and will likely continue to serve in
positions that will keep him involved in sensitive matters of
concern to the both the French and U.S. governments. He is
highly regarded by superiors and colleagues within the MFA.
Familiarizing him with the U.S. government's policymaking
structure and providing him with a deeper knowledge of
nonproliferation issues can only serve to make him an even
more valued diplomatic partner in the future. In sum,
Bertolotti is an impressive young French diplomat with a very
bright future, and is someone with whom U.S officials at this
post and in Washington will likely be cooperating on issues of
vital concern for many years to come.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: EST - U.S. Embassy Paris, France
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP?: No
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 547
PERSON-ID: 446
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: MN
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: FR
RES-CNTRY-ID: FR
FIRST-LANG-ID: FR
E-I-TYPE-ID:
NOM-POST-ID: 14544
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 0
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT:
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT:
END BIO:
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Dominique
M-NAME:
L-NAME: Nivaggioli
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL?: No
M-ADDR1: Direction Regionale des
M-ADDR2: Renseignements Generaux
M-ADDR3: 1, rue d'Armeny
M-CITY: Marseille
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: France
M-ZONE: 13006
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: + (33) 4.96.10.62.19
M-FAX: + (33) 4.91.55.57.76
M-EMAIL: nivaggioli.dominique@interieur
M-CNTRY-ID: FR
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: M
DOB: 01/09/1962
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Oran
BIRTH-CNTRY: Algeria
CITIZ-CNTRY: France
RES-CNTRY: France
START MEMO POSITION:
Task Force Director of the Regional Secret Services in PACA
(Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur), since 2001
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:

END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
1997-2001 - Director of the Division "Social and Economic
issues", Regional Secret Services in PACA
1993-1997 - Regional Director, Regional Secret Services of
Alpes de Haute Provence
1988-1993 - Police Chief in Roanne
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
Maryland, 3 weeks to get married
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
Egypt, Algeria, Israel - recurrent for the past three years,
business
Argentina - recurrent, business
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
1985 - Graduated from the School of Criminal Sciences,
University of Grenoble
1984 - Master in Law, University of Grenoble
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:

END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: French
ENGL-READ: 4
ENGL-SPEAK: 4
ENGL-COMP: 4
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: German
OTHER-LANG-ID: GM
READ: 0
SPEAK: 0
COMP: 0
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
An invitation to the U.S. will permit our candidate to
identify and develop proactive initiatives with GOF
counterparts engaged in terrorist attacks. It will help
enhance intelligence sharing and encourage links and
professional exchanges.
We recommend that Nivaggioli be exposed to the changes of
performance indicators after September 11, so that he can
identify trends and changes in intelligence methodologies and
be able to harmonize joint intelligence programs.
END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:

END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: Josette Steinbach
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
According to Intelligence Director Nivaggioli, Marseille, the
second largest city in France with an "unofficial count of 30%
immigrants" is a "powder keg" where massive shifts of
population have never been as important and worrisome. The
recent enormous trans-border circulation taking place in the
PACA region is highly scrutinized by the RG (the Secret
Services) searching for organized crime related to drug
traffic and money laundering, an historical fact in a port
city that has traditionally drawn waves of immigrants from the
entire Mediterranean basin.
The 60,000 Comorians out of the 500,000 worldwide who moved to
Marseille during the last decade have substantially increased
in recent years the Muslim population in Marseille to the
record number of almost a third of the entire population.
Nivaggioli, a prime source of information for this Consulate
General has been helpful in analyzing the sometimes difficult
adjustment that the younger generation of Muslims has to make
in dealing with French secular society and how some are easily
wooed by Middle East fanatics. For example, Nivaggioli was
instrumental in the success of the US Navy aircraft carrier
USS Roosevelt's visit to Marseille in 2002. He provided frank
and honest analysis of potential threats, that helped US
military officials make their decisions to send the carrier to
Marseille. During the visit, with his ears to the ground, he
kept the US Consulate apprised of security issues.
In the GWOT, Nivaggioli has never faltered in his dedication,
willingness and cooperation to keep the Consulate and its
staff safe. He maintains regular liaison with the US
Consulate's sole US Law Enforcement representative. Through
this conduit the Consulate is made aware of event/issues that
could impact on the staff safety.
At age 43, Nivaggioli heads one the most active intelligence
services in southern France. A scrupulous professional,
Nivaggioli needs now to move a step ahead in his promising
career by being exposed to a good overview of the U.S. counter
terrorism policy, gaining insight especially into U.S.
methodologies that promote Franco-American cooperation in this
crucial area.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: AmConGen Marseille, France
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP?: No
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 548
PERSON-ID: 447
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: AG
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: FR
RES-CNTRY-ID: FR
FIRST-LANG-ID: FR
E-I-TYPE-ID:
NOM-POST-ID: 14544
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 0
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT:
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT:
END BIO:
END NOMINATION:
END FIXED-FORMAT TEXT:

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