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The NCF's 2nd Annual Cyber Saturday took place on 4 May 2024 in Columbia, MD and was a great success! With over 100 students and their parents in attendance, the event buzzed with energy as everyone experienced a cyber-filled day rich with learning & fun. Click to learn more.

At the end of April 2023 students in Mr. Daniel Rose's class at Robert Frost Middle School in Rockville, MD were inducted into the NCF Ambassador Program.

The NCF honored the first group of NCF Ambassadors at St. Mary of the Mills Catholic School in Laurel, MD in October 2023.

Darnell Washington, Sr. Advisor of Training for the National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) helps students to understand & embrace smart cyber practices.

The NCF hosted a table at the 2023 MD STEM Festival Opening Ceremony - sharing resources for participants and giving them an opportunity to play our latest online cybersecurity game.

Maryland STEM Festival Podcast Features Rick Williams - a Developer of the NCF Amanita Whitehat Online Game Series. Plus join the NCF at the kick-off of the 2023 MD STEM Festival. This year's theme - STEM-ertainment!

The inaugural "Cyber Saturday" took place on 10 June 2023 and provided approximately 60 youth and their parents/guardians with opportunities to explore educational and engaging, cyber-related activities. 

NCF Education Director Alisha Jordan attended the signing of MD SB801 - designed to provide more support for cyber in Maryland.

NCF featured in March 2023 Tech & Learning article with quotes from NCF Education Director Dr. Alisha Jordan.

Beta launch of the new Amanita Whitehat game - coming Feb 3rd. Test out the new cyber game as American Cyber-Warrior Amanita Whitehat and give us your invaluable feedback. Full release scheduled for March.

The NCF is pleased to report that our "How to be Cyber Safe & Savvy" booklet for adults is featured in the February 2023 issue of Kiplinger's Magazine.

NCF staffer Larry Castro provides an encouraging progress update about the NSA's effort to build a new facility for the Museum - the Education & Innovation Center.

The NCF welcomes Dr. Alisha Jordan as the new Director of Education.

Outgoing NCF Director of Education Mark Loepker shares his parting thoughts upon his retirement.

The NCF is pleased to announce we have received a major charitable contribution of $3 million from the Verstandig Family Foundation to support, sustain, and expand K-12 cybersecurity education and further the goal of a public-private partnership between the NCF and National Security Agency (NSA).

The NCF is pleased to announce the availability of a new Data Care booklet for adults - "Cyber Safe + Savvy." Check it out for yourself and share with friends!

In May 2022, the NCF co-hosted an Education Expo for educators attending NSA's GenCyber Spring Meeting in Virginia.

The NCF's Darnell Washington gave a presentation at the 2022 Cryptologic History Symposium titled, "The Sub Detection Program you probably didn’t hear about.”

On May 12th NCF President & CEO, Laura Nelson, represented the Foundation at the bill signing ceremony for several key cybersecurity bills passed by the Maryland General Assembly and signed by MD Governor Larry Hogan.

Congratulations to the 2022 Maryland History Day recipients of the NCF Special Awards - Eugene J. Becker Award and Major Gen. John E. Morrison Award.

In March 2022, the NCF sponsored the President's Reception at the Maryland School Counselor Association Conference. Staff members spoke at the program and manned an exhibit table. The event offered the Foundation invaluable opportunities to introduce counselors to the NCF's cyber education program and resources.

NCF President & CEO Laura Nelson and NCF Senior Advisor for Training Darnell Washington represented the National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) at a SXSW-HBCU event at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas on March 11th.

In early 2022, NCF staff members, including NCF CEO Laura Nelson testified before Maryland Senate Committees regarding issues such as cybersecurity education, scholarships, and cyber bullying.

Great News! The NCF, a finalist in the Changemaker Challenge for Anne Arundel County, MD, received one of the United Way's $15k awards! - Nov 2021

NSA Announces New Partnership with NCF to advance cybersecurity education and build the future cyber workforce.

In November 2021, the National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) announced the finalization of a report regarding the 2021 NCF Cybersecurity Education Survey for Maryland Public High Schools.

National Cybersecurity Teaching Academy will offer a 12-credit hour graduate certificate to high school teachers - teachers can apply to receive more information now.

Check out Teach Cyber's Back to School Edition of "The Teach Cyber Byte" newsletter

Learn more about our new cybersecurity or "Data Care" resource for middle school teachers, students, and parents. Plus see how you can help get more booklets into schools that need them.

The NCF and Teach Cyber recognize cyber educators for pilot testing and congratulate the educator scholarship winners.

Check out the May 27th Issue of Start Engineering's newsletter. We are excited to be partnering with Start Engineering in an education initiative benefiting middle school students.

The National Cryptologic Foundation is thrilled to report we have been selected by the Gula Tech Foundation as the third place recipient of their Data Care Grant.

Learn about the NSA-NCF renewed partnership. "Progress Through Partnership" is a shared vision to bolster understanding of the 21st century cyber landscape and facilitate collaboration across its multi-sector stakeholders.

The NCF is excited to announce the opportunity for educators to apply for Summer 2021 scholarships to apply toward Teach Cyber cybersecurity workshops. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2021.

Learn about some of the exciting NCMF Education Program initiatives underway for engaging middle school students. From designing cybersecurity gaming kiosks to a mobile Cybersecurity Escape Room and more....

Learn about the significant progress made by NCMF & partner Teach Cyber in providing coherent and relevant high school cybersecurity curriculum guidelines and course materials to educators and students.

The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation is pleased to announce a charitable donation of $1,000,000 from FedData Holdings to support the NCMF’s campaign to construct the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) and the new home of the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM), and to celebrate the contributions to the country by the men and women of the National Security Agency, Cryptologic Services, and their predecessor organizations.

In an upcoming NCMF #CyberChat on 2 December 2020, Dr. Whitfield "Whit" Diffie will join us for a discussion about how the original Data Encryption Standard was established.

The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF) announced a generous donation from Stuart Wagner and family, and the Donald and Esther Simon Foundation to the Capital Campaign to build the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) Home of the National Cryptologic Museum.

This featured article on the NSA website explores the NSA-National Cryptologic Museum Foundation partnership to build a state of the art Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) that will also serve as the home of the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM). The article explores many of the exciting design plans.

Apply by July 31 for Virtual Student Federal Service internships. Search the VSFS site for cybersecurity projects today.

The National Cyber Group, DreamPort, and the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) will host a suite of esteemed panelists to discuss the Cyberspace Solarium Commission 2020 Report’s findings, the Report’s educational aspects, and the opportunities and challenges to progress meaningful sustainable progress to improve Cyber-oriented education.

Congratulations to NCMF President & CEO Laura Nelson for her recent appointment to the Maryland Cybersecurity Council.

NCMF-CCEI presents Cybersecurity Series of #CyberChats for K-12 students.

NCMF President & CEO Laura Nelson participated as a guest speaker for a special webinar in April 2020 hosted by MD Senator Katie Fry Hester to raise awareness about Women in Cryptology and Cybersecurity.

Good news to report regarding state funding for the CCEI/NCM in this brief Project Update.

In an effort to gain support for a requested $500K bond bill, NCMF staff members educated delegates and senators about the CCEI-NCM at the 12 February NCMF Advocacy Day event.

In November 2019, CCEI representatives engaged attendees of the 2019 NICE K-12 Conference to promote the need for more cyber-related content in the K-12 classroom.

The Cybersecurity Curriculum Framework is an outline of what should be taught in a dedicated high school “Introduction to Cybersecurity” course. It is now available publicly online and the developers are seeking feedback from educators and cybersecurity professionals. Review the Framework now and provide your feedback in early 2020.

CCEI Hosts Online Chats to Highlight Key Cybersecurity Professions during National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week