The officers and board of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation are made up of a distinguished list of members of the intelligence community. Each one is committed to the museum and the ideals it represents.
President: Mr. Richard Schaeffer
Vice President: Mr. Orville Lewis
Vice President Emeritus: Mr. Robert E. Rich
Secretary: Ms. Kirsten Eland
Treasurer: Mr. Edward Jacobs
General Counsel: (vacant)
Board of Directors
Brig Gen Billy Bingham, USAF (Ret)
William B. Black
Mr. Whitfield Diffie
Ms. Elonka Dunin
Mr. Karl Gumtow
Mr. Keith R. Hall
Gen. Michael Hayden, USAF(Ret)
MG Rod Isler, USA (Ret)
Dr. David Kahn
Mark M. Lowenthal
Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minihan, USA(Ret)
Dr. Glen Miranker
Dr. Ed Schweitzer
Ms. Lisa Trombley
Dr. Donald Winter
New Museum Project
Lt. Gen Kenneth A. Minihan, USAF (Ret), Chairman
Chairman of the Founders' Group
MG Roderick Isler, Vice President, Cyber Center for Education & Innovation, New Museum Campaign.
Mr. Larry Castro, Chief Operating Officer, Cyber Center for Education & Innovation, New Museum Project.
Ms. Carol Stromberg, Executive Administrator
Fernando Partners, a consultancy with expertise in public- private project capitalization, organization and development.
Ziger/Snead Architects, developed initial site plans and building concepts both through the generous sponsorship of Corporate Office Properties Trust and pro-bono; now retained as Project Architect going forward.
Morris & Ritchie Associates (MRA), on-board for Civil and Site Engineering and environmental assessment support.
Executive Committee (EXCOM)
Dave D'Auria, Chairman
The Acquisition Committee (AC) acquires new cryptologic artifacts and artwork for the NCM gallery exhibits and displays, and books, maps and photographs for the NCM Library. We look for items directly related to the signals intelligence (SIGINT) and Information Assurance (IA) mission of the NSA, and the codes and ciphers theme of the NCM. Our interests include rare cipher machines, encryption devices and communications security equipment, and other items and period pieces related to cryptology that enhance our exhibits and gallery displays (e.g., field site photos, cipher textbooks, newspaper headlines, magazine stories, advertising-related items, movies, old security posters, cipher games and toys, etc.). We use a traditional and eclectic mix of sources to acquire items for the NCM. In the recent past those sources have included private collectors and donors, antique malls and shows, flea markets, former NSA/CSS employees, our contractor partners, and yes, even eBay.
David Hamer, Vice Chairman and UK Liaison
As the foundation's UK Liaison Officer, David maintains regular contact at directorate and managerial levels with the Bletchley Park Trust [BPT], custodians of the cryptologic museum situated in the very location occupied by allied code breakers in the UK, the Government Code & Cipher School [GC&CS], during World War Two. In 1947 GC&CS morphed into the current Government Communications Headquarters [GCHQ], located in Cheltenham UK, with whose current Historian and the Curator of the GCHQ in-house museum David maintains frequent exchanges of information. As an adjunct activity, he maintains a close association with other government and non-government historians, private collectors of crypto-related artifacts, and with writers, teachers, researchers and students in the UK and in other countries of Europe.
Communications & Recognition
Sally Botsai, Chairman
Al Gray, Chairman
The Membership Committee focuses on membership services that include recruitment, retention, and reinstatement of members. The Committee represents the NCMF in external activities, such as the Intelligence Community Associations Network and its member organization and the Military Cryptologic Associations, to promote Foundation and Museum activities. The Membership Committee works closely with other Foundation committees, such as Communications and Development on activities that are broader in scope, such as planning for Corporate Memberships, staffing displays and giveaways at other events, etc. .
John Garcia, Chairman
Brig Gen Billy Bingham, Chairman
The Program Committee is responsible for developing presentations that inform and educate Foundation members and guests in the sphere of intelligence and cryptology. There are at least four programs per year, including the annual General Membership Meeting in the Fall.
Lynne Rogers, Chairman
Sr. Enlisted Advisor
CMSgt Kevin Slater, USAF
Barbara McNamara, Chairman