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In May 2022, the NCF co-hosted an Education Expo for educators attending NSA's GenCyber Spring Meeting in Virginia.

The NCF's Darnell Washington gave a presentation at the 2022 Cryptologic History Symposium titled, "The Sub Detection Program you probably didn’t hear about.”

On May 12th NCF President & CEO, Laura Nelson, represented the Foundation at the bill signing ceremony for several key cybersecurity bills passed by the Maryland General Assembly and signed by MD Governor Larry Hogan.

Congratulations to the 2022 Maryland History Day recipients of the NCF Special Awards - Eugene J. Becker Award and Major Gen. John E. Morrison Award.

In March 2022, the NCF sponsored the President's Reception at the Maryland School Counselor Association Conference. Staff members spoke at the program and manned an exhibit table. The event offered the Foundation invaluable opportunities to introduce counselors to the NCF's cyber education program and resources.

NCF President & CEO Laura Nelson and NCF Senior Advisor for Training Darnell Washington represented the National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) at a SXSW-HBCU event at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas on March 11th.

In early 2022, NCF staff members, including NCF CEO Laura Nelson testified before Maryland Senate Committees regarding issues such as cybersecurity education, scholarships, and cyber bullying.

Check out the video or podcast version of AFIO Now's interview with James Gosler.

Great News! The NCF, a finalist in the Changemaker Challenge for Anne Arundel County, MD, received one of the United Way's $15k awards! - Nov 2021

NSA Announces New Partnership with NCF to advance cybersecurity education and build the future cyber workforce.

In November 2021, the National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) announced the finalization of a report regarding the 2021 NCF Cybersecurity Education Survey for Maryland Public High Schools.

National Cybersecurity Teaching Academy will offer a 12-credit hour graduate certificate to high school teachers - teachers can apply to receive more information now.

Check out Teach Cyber's Back to School Edition of "The Teach Cyber Byte" newsletter

Learn more about our new cybersecurity or "Data Care" resource for middle school teachers, students, and parents. Plus see how you can help get more booklets into schools that need them.

The NCF and Teach Cyber recognize cyber educators for pilot testing and congratulate the educator scholarship winners.

Check out the May 27th Issue of Start Engineering's newsletter. We are excited to be partnering with Start Engineering in an education initiative benefiting middle school students.

The National Cryptologic Foundation is thrilled to report we have been selected by the Gula Tech Foundation as the third place recipient of their Data Care Grant.

NCF President/CEO enjoyed her talk with Iron Butterfly - a podcast that tells the stories of women in the IC. Check out Laura's episode (5/11/2021) "Crypto Raven" today!

Learn about the NSA-NCF renewed partnership. "Progress Through Partnership" is a shared vision to bolster understanding of the 21st century cyber landscape and facilitate collaboration across its multi-sector stakeholders.

The NCF is excited to announce the opportunity for educators to apply for Summer 2021 scholarships to apply toward Teach Cyber cybersecurity workshops. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2021.

The Bank of England has unveiled the new £50 note which features Bletchley Park codebreaker, Alan Turing.
Stay tuned to Bletchley Park's website for more about #TheNew50 and Turing’s life and work. The note enters circulation on 23 June 2021 - Turing’s birthday. You can also watch a short film featuring Turing’s nephew, and former Bletchley Park Trustee, Sir Dermot Turing, as he discusses his uncle’s work and legacy.

In an article for "The Conversation," Terry L. Thompson explores the SolarWinds hack and some of the possible solutions for going forward....

Learn about some of the exciting NCMF Education Program initiatives underway for engaging middle school students. From designing cybersecurity gaming kiosks to a mobile Cybersecurity Escape Room and more....

Learn about the significant progress made by NCMF & partner Teach Cyber in providing coherent and relevant high school cybersecurity curriculum guidelines and course materials to educators and students.

Thank you to Terry L. Thompson for providing this excellent review of "The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats," by Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake

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