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Some of the 2020 winners of the NCMF's special awards for MD History Day recently reached out to thank the Foundation for this unique opportunity. Learn more about the winners and their thought-provoking presentations.

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

A U.S. Coast Guard press release (7/7/2020) announced that their 11th Legend-Class National Security Cutter will be named in honor of Elizebeth Smith Friedman who cracked rum runners' codes and served as a government witness.

Get up to date on the campaign to build the new museum/cyber center, plus learn about the NCMF's overall fundraising and development outlook in this update from Sheela Mirmira.

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.

GCHQ Historian Tony Comer tells the story of the final messages of a German communications network at the very end of the war in Europe.

As the nation’s risk advisor, CISA brings partners in industry and the full power of the federal government together to improve American cyber and infrastructure security. The resources provided will assist organizations and teleworkers to be secure when working remotely.

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.

As of April 1, 2020, the NCMF is pleased to announce that Vice Adm. J. Michael "Mike" McConnell, USN (ret) has joined the NCMF's Board of Directors

At the March 2020 AFCEA Central Maryland Chapter Luncheon, Chris Inglis, U.S. Naval Academy’s Looker Distinguished Chair for Cyber Studies & NCMF Board Member and Laura Nelson, NCMF President & CEO, were featured speakers.

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

Learn how US Intelligence agencies are using their skills to monitor foreign countries to keep an accurate account of the spread of the coronavirus.

In need of some inspiration? We revisit cryptology-inspired artwork from SteAm Night 2019.

"NSOC at 50" Project Seeks YOUR Memories. Help complete the history of NSOC for the 50th Anniversary in 2022.

Laura Nelson reflects on her first year as the NCMF President & CEO, as well as looks ahead to what's in store for the organization in 2020.

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.

Major development of a Veteran's Memorial Park in Edgefield County, SC is rapidly progressing. Learn more about this park designed to honor all servicemen and women.

The U.S. recovered memorabilia belonging to Alan Turing that was stolen 30 years ago and is taking steps to return the items to England.

Navy cryptologists urge the U.S. Navy to name a destroyer after Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon Kent.

Inspired by a visit the National Cryptologic Museum, writer & photographer Jason Bowling explores how the SIGABA's encryption stayed secure as Enigma fell.

Plaza of memorial pavers surrounding an EC-47 replica Electric Good aircraft at Goodfellow AFB will honor veterans.

Ms. Jonna Mendez served as the CIA's Chief of Disguise for 27 years and now has "dropped her mask." She will be the guest speaker for the 19 Feb 2020 NCMF program, but until then - read more about her in this Wall Street Journal article.

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.

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