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NCF 2022 General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
10:00 am2:30 pm
Hybrid Event

Agenda for NCF 24th General Membership Meeting & Annual Cryptologic Symposium (GMM)

Hybrid Meeting: (limited in-person seating at our Glen Burnie, MD office OR virtual attendance via Zoom webinar). Physical location: 808 Landmark Drive, Suite 223, Glen Burnie, MD 21061.

Book Sales and Lunch: Those attending in person will have the option of ordering a boxed lunch. Please note that lunch orders must be received by the NCF office by 2pm on Friday, 6 May. We will also have a limited supply of signed copies of Mr. Wetherbee's book at the office to purchase for $16. We will also have copies of Betsy Rohaly Smoot's signed book for sale for $32. In addition, there will be a used book sale featuring books related to cryptology, history, and more. Please bring cash or check for book purchases. We regret book sales are only available to in person attendees. We will not be shipping books at this time.

Registration: Closed

MANY thanks to the University of Maryland Global Campus for being a sponsor of the 24th NCF GMM!

*Please note the agenda is subject to change.

10:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks by Ms. Laura Nelson, President & CEO, NCF

10:05 am Memorial Tributes by Mr. Richard Schaeffer, Jr., Chairman of the Board, NCF

10:10 am Education Program Update by Mr. Mark Loepker, Education Director, NCF

10:20 am Presentation of Excellence in Support of the NCF Education Program Award, by Mr. Mark Loepker, Education Director, NCF
Corporate Awardee – Northrop Grumman
Individual Awardee – Greg Von Lehmen

10:30 am Honoring Previous Staff Members & Volunteers by Ms. Laura Nelson, President & CEO, NCF

10:45 am (Invited) Remarks by National Security Agency, Director, Engagement and Policy Directorate, Ms. Natalie Laing

10:55 am National Cryptologic Museum Update by Director, National Cryptologic Museum, Dr. Vince Houghton

11:15 am Guest Speaker, Mr. Harry Wetherbee, Author, and Former Central Intelligence Agency, Directorate of Operations and Senior Operations Officer (rescheduled from October ’21 GMM) - a limited number of signed copies of Mr. Wetherbee's book, "The Character of a Leader - A Handbook for the Young Leader," will be available for purchase by in-person attendees.

Noon Q & A

12:15 Lunch Break (A boxed lunch is optional for in-person attendees. Order by 2pm on 6 May.)

1:00 pm Guest Speaker, Ms. Betsy Rohaly Smoot, Author, "Parker Hitt: The Father of American Military Cryptology." Ms. Smoot is a retired intelligence historian from the Center for Cryptologic History of the National Security Agency. *** Please see the link below to learn more about Ms. Smoot's new book.

1:45 pm Q & A

2:00 pm NCF & CCEI Updates, Ms. Laura Nelson, President & CEO, NCF

2:30 pm Program Concludes

This year's program coincides with the bi-ennial Cryptologic History Symposium, which will be an all virtual event taking place on 11-12 May. See link below to learn more about the Cryptologic History Symposium.

Learn more about our Guest Speakers via the link below.


Our quarterly cryptologic programs highlight relevant topics and feature exciting guest speakers.