Cryptologic Programs & Cybersecurity Events

Past NCF Cryptologic Programs (Virtual)

Below you will find links to cryptologic programs hosted (or co-hosted) by the NCF.

Prior to 2021, our programs were held in person. If you are interested in recaps and photos from current AND prior (in-person) events, please visit the Quarterly Programs page or General Membership Meeting (GMM) & Symposium page.

  • Special guest Patrick Weadon spoke about his book - "Night Raid on Truk: Bill Martin, Joe Doyle, VT-10, and The First US Navy Nighttime Carrier Raid." Dr. Vince Houghton provided Museum updates. Click for a recap and recording.

  • The theme for the 18th Cryptologic History Symposium was “Icons and Innovation.” Click to learn about the Symposium and to find links to the final 2022 Program and videos.

  • The 24th NCF GMM/Annual Symposium was sponsored by the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). The program included Education Program awards, honors for former staff and volunteers, and In Memoriam tributes, and updates about the Foundation and the Museum. Special guest speakers included Ms. Betsy Rohaly Smoot and Mr. Harry Wetherbee. In addition, Ms. Natalie Laing provided remarks from the National Security Agency (NSA). Click for complete details, remarks, photos, and links to videos.

  • Mr. Tony Comer, retired GCHQ historian and Dr. John Ferris, author of "Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ, Britain’s Secret Cyber Intelligence Agency," were special guest speakers for this virtual program moderated by Dr. David Sherman. Click to learn more and view a recording.

  • The 2021 NCF General Membership Meeting was held via Zoom and due to the pandemic, featured only the meeting (no guest speakers or panel discussions). Click to see a recording of the program and/or to view or download the meeting's slides.

  • As part of the NCF's 25th Anniversary celebration, this virtual program featured former principal deputy directors of national intelligence - including General Michael V. Hayden, USAF (Ret), Dr. Donald Kerr, and Ms. Stephanie O' Sullivan. NPR National Security Correspondent Mr. Greg Myre moderated the program. Click to learn more and view a recording.

  • The NCF 2021 Spring Cryptologic Program took place virtually and featured Dr. Robert Spalding, Brig Gen, USAF (Ret), whose presentation, “What’s to Follow in 2021? From Coronavirus to Taiwan – the new Chinese Communist Party," focused on his book, "Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept."

  • On 14 April 2021, the Foundation hosted a special virtual event to kick-off our 25th Anniversary with a panel discussion featuring six former NSA directors. Former directors who participated on the panel included: ADM Bobby Inman, USN (Ret); ADM William Studeman, USN (Ret); VADM J. Michael McConnell, USN (Ret); Lt Gen Kenneth Minihan, USAF (Ret); GEN Keith Alexander, USA (Ret); and ADM Michael Rogers, USN (Ret). The discussion was moderated by Greg Myre, National Security Correspondent, NPR. Click to learn more and view a recording.

  • "American Codebreakers at Bletchley Park, 1941-1945," featured Dr. David Sherman and was held virtually. Dr. Sherman discussed a secret February 1941 U.S. visit to Britain’s wartime codebreaking center and how it set the stage for the enduring partnership that emerged after World War II, a partnership often called the closest and most important relationship in the history of intelligence. Click to learn more and view a recording.