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25th Anniversary Kick-Off: Virtual Panel Discussion with Six Former NSA Directors

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
9:00 am10:30 am
25th Anniversary Kick-Off: Virtual Panel Discussion with Six Former NSA Directors

Join us for a special virtual event to kick-off our 25th Anniversary as we host a rare virtual panel discussion featuring six former NSA directors. The discussion will include an examination of the challenges our Nation has faced in the past 25 years, as well as an opportunity to explore issues we may encounter in the next 25 years. We will also consider past cryptology and cybersecurity challenges as we look to the future. You can learn more about our 25th Anniversary via the link at the end of this page.

This event is free, however, a special anniversary donation is appreciated. As we continue to dive deeper into the Education portion of our mission, donations like yours can help us to reach more students. Donations also help us to continue to offer support to the National Cryptologic Museum.

We invite you to join us live for this event; however, it will also be recorded. Stay tuned to our e-newsletter and social media for an announcement once the recording becomes available. If you are unable to attend, but would like to submit a question for our panel, send your question to ncmfinfo@cryptologicfoundation.org

Many thanks to Dell, Peraton, ManTech, AT&T, and Accenture Federal Services for sponsoring this special event. Peraton, ManTech, and Dell are also Founders' Group Donors for the project to build the Cyber Center for Education & Innovation (CCEI).

Who: National Cryptologic Foundation

What: 25th Anniversary Kick-Off Panel Discussion with Six Former NSA Directors: 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).

Moderated by: Greg Myre, National Security Correspondent, NPR.

When: 14 April 2021, 9-10:30 am EST

Where: Virtual Program - offered via Zoom webinar (login details will be provided in your confirmation email)

Cost: Free. Donations Appreciated.

REGISTRATION: CLOSED. Stay tuned for our recording.

Contact: If you have questions about this program, please email ncmfinfo@cryptologicfoundation.org

Sponsorship: For information about sponsoring this program or another event, please contact Rebecca Diamond at rdiamond@cryptologicfoundation.org

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About Us

T he NCF's Vision is to Influence the cryptologic future by sharing our educational resources, stimulating new knowledge, and commemorating our heritage.

The NCF also provides needed support to the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM), the first public museum in the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Located adjacent to the National Security Agency (NSA) in Maryland, the NCM houses a unique and priceless collection of artifacts that represent our Nation's history in code making and code breaking, as well as a world class library of cryptologic media. The NCF acquires the best artifacts for the Museum and supports new educational and interactive exhibits.

The Foundation provides exceptional cryptologic programs throughout the year, encourages young minds to explore cryptology and cyber education and careers,  hosts educational, cryptology-related exhibits at various community events, and honors the people— past, present, and future—whose contributions to our national security protect and make possible our way of life.

As part of the Foundation's partnership with NSA to build the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation - Home of the National Cryptologic Museum (CCEI-NCM), the NCF also serves as a leader in the field of cybersecurity - striving to provide the best in educational resources and programs.

The NCF has a three-part mission to Educate, Stimulate, and Commemorate. Learn more about our MISSION.