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Stephen Budiansky and Orville Lewis at 2017 Spring Program

Author and guest speaker Stephen Budiansky (l) with NCMF VP Orville Lewis (r).

The NCMF's 2017 Spring Cryptologic Program, "A New Perspective on NSA's Covert Activities," took place 29 March in Annapolis Junction, MD. The program featured a presentation by author Mr. Stephen Budiansky from 1000-1130, followed by book-signing of Mr. Budiansky's recent history thriller entitled Code Warriors: NSA's Code Breakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union. Program attendees also enjoyed lunch. A gallery of photos from the event is included below.

Mr. Budiansky spoke about his latest book (noted above) that draws on an array of recently declassified documents to explore the NSA’s long SIGINT struggle against the Soviets, and traces the historical forces behind the intelligence controversies making headlines today.

Mr. Budiansky is the author of numerous books of military and intelligence history, science, and biography including Battle of Wits: The Complete Story of Codebreaking in World War II and Blackett’s War. He is the former foreign editor and deputy editor of U.S. News & World Report, and former Washington editor of the scientific journal Nature, and a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal’s book review pages. He received his master’s degree in applied mathematics from Harvard and in 2011 was a recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship as a writer of general non-fiction.

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