Vladimir Borisovich Morkovin was an aeronautical engineer at the Bell Aircraft plant at Niagra Falls who provided technical information to Andrey Shevchenko, a KGB Officer operating as an inspector at Bell. during World War II.
Morkovin's cover name as identified in the Venona project by NSA/FBI analysts is "Author".
Morkovin is referenced in the following Venona project decrypts:
- 943 KGB New York to Moscow, 4 July 1944
- 1341 KGB New York to Moscow, 21 September 1944
- John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr, Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America, New Haven: Yale University Press, (1999).