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The Foundation extends the warmest of welcomes to Dr. Vince Houghton as he takes the reigns as the Museum's new director. Read more in the @NSAGov article: "From Soldier to Scholar."
In the Fall 2020 Issue of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs - Terry L. Thompson's article outlines how existing measures to combat Russian disinformation, especially in light of the US's 2020 presidential election, have been ineffective, and lays out what needs to be done to bolster the defenses of the United States and EU against information warfare. Click to view the article and also get a link to see a recorded video of Q&A with Thompson about his article.
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.
In this History.com article - Learn about the origins of the Native American Code Talkers & how an overheard conversation between two Choctaw Indian soldiers serving in World War I led to a code that confounded German forces.
NCMF Member & Website Contributor Dr. Terry L. Thompson quoted in HarvardCrimson.com article about an increase in unemployment cyber fraud.
Congratulations to the five cryptologic pioneers inducted into the NSA/CSS 2020 Cryptologic Hall of Honor.
A team of Johns Hopkins University computer scientists and international studies students has developed a new online database - the Cyber Attack Predictive Index - for predicting where the next cyberattack is likely to occur.
Update on the EC-47 Memorial Plaza.
A special ceremony was held at NSA in August 2020 to honor cryptologic giant Ralph W. Adams, Jr. for his many contributions to the field. A road at the NSA campus was also named in his honor.
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.
The importance of the OTRG started as training to intercept encrypted Japanese katakana, and later transformed to performing standardized training as a whole for the Sailors and Marines who went through the course.
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.