The NCF would like to give Special Recognition to those companies and individuals who have made substantial contributions to the NCF and its mission of supporting the NCM.
Eagle Alliance is an industry leader in Global Enterprise Digital Services Management within the Intelligence Community, delivering highly available, secure, modernized solutions that are vital to national security.
In 2001, Eagle Alliance was awarded a contract by the Department of Defense (DoD). The contract was successfully executed for 17 years – providing the Intelligence Community with IT services, bringing industry-leading expertise, proven best commercial practices, and large-scale systems management. Eagle Alliance was awarded a follow-on contract in 2017, the focus of which is to transform to agile Digital Services that simplify service delivery, enhance mission support and user experience, and dramatically reduce IT costs.
Since 2002, Eagle Alliance has hosted the annual Crypto Cup Golf Tournament to provide critical funding for the Foundation. The event is hugely successful and over the years has raised well over $700,000!
MG John DeFreitas III, USA (Ret) of L-3 Stratis, Intelligent Solutions Business Unit, and his staff have gone out of their way to support the NCF by allowing us to use their auditorium and dining facilities, free of charge, for quarterly programs. The L-3 Facilities Manager, Ken Schaurer, and his staff always add their special touch by arranging the dining room and providing coffee the day of the program. For the Summer 2012 program, Ken advertised the Camouflage Project to L-3 employees who could attend the program as guests of the NCF.
NISUS TECHNOLOGIES AND BENXING ENTERTAINMENT
When the NCM requested assistance from the NCMF in developing a kiosk that would have cryptologic related games for young adults, the NCMF agreed to look into the challenge.The NCMF met with Nisus Technologies, a local business engaged in supporting the Intelligence Community.
Nisus President Joe Sperber Nisus knew just the group, Benxing Entertainment, that could develop games with some guidance from the NCM staff. Nisus put us in contact with Benxing President Tom Phillips who accepted the challenge to develop two games designed for the kiosks. The NCM staff provided the cryptologic objective of the games, Benxing developed the software, and Nisus provided the integration of the software and hardware, all at no cost. The NCMF purchased the kiosks.
The two games,"Cipher Express" and "Cryptogram," introduce players, young and old, to the basic concepts of cryptology. "Cipher Express" allows players to try different methods of encryption using a futuristic train. "Cryptogram" allows the player to decipher a variety of different quotes. Both games have been well received, particularly by teenagers who like testing their skills using technology. Many thanks are due to Thomas Phillips, Steve Rixie, Eric Krokos, Tom Truong, Jenny Son, Helen Zhang and Doug Newhouse from Benxing Entertainment and to Joe Sperber, Aldo Micheli, Elliot Scott and Kevin Glinecki from Nisus Technologies.
Pete developed and maintained the database software used by the Foundation office for membership until 2021. The database was initially a duplicate of the system he developed for the Phoenix Society, but was later modified to accommodate the special needs of the Foundation. Although Pete lives in South Carolina he maintained the system over the Internet and always provided timely support. Pete was given lifetime NCF membership and has our deepest gratitude for his invaluable contributions.
Bob was asked during the early years of the NCF to develop a “no cost” website for the Foundation. He provided us with a fully functioning website that served the Foundation well until it was replaced with a new site in September of 2009. Bob was given lifetime membership in the NCF for his priceless contribution.