The 2019 NCMF General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium was held on 16 October 2019 at the JHU/APL Kossiakoff Center, 11100 John Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723-6099.
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SYMPOSIUM SNAPSHOT: RUSSIAN PENETRATION OF U.S. ASSETS
The 2019 NCMF symposium featured an exposé of Soviet and Russian active measures to engage in political warfare and to conduct espionage against the U.S. and others using close access and other means. Our guest speakers (see below) were directly involved in working to thwart these security threats. In addition, the program included information about NCMF and museum activities as well as an update on the Cyber Center for Education & Innovation and New Museum Project. There was also a special In Memoriam tribute.
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DR. JOHN LENCZOWSKI - Former Director of European and Soviet Affairs for the National Security Council and the Founder and President of the Institute of World Politics, presenting Russian and Chinese Information Warfare.
DR. TERRY THOMPSON - Former NCR Defense and NSA Assistant Director for Support Services, presenting Russia’s Internet Research Agency Thanks You for Your Support.
DR. ERIC HASELTINE - Former Director of Research at NSA, and
MR. CHARLES GANDY - Former NSA Cryptologic Legend, presenting The Spy in Moscow Station.
MR. JERRY RODDY - Former NSA Senior Technical Leader, presenting Project GUNMAN, The Investigation that Reshaped the Field of Counterintelligence.
MR. JAMES GOSLER - Former Director of CIA’s Clandestine Information Technology Office and Senior Fellow at JHU/APL, presenting Clandestine Information Technology & Vulnerability Assessments.
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As the program's keynote speaker, Dr. Lenczowski discussed Russia’s strategic goals today to restore the Russian empire by using Information Warfare to achieve its goal, and likewise the Chinese goal to replace the U.S. as the global superpower by creating an environment conducive to technology theft, industrial espionage, immigration, and possibly colonization.
Dr. John Lenczowski
Dr. Thompson provided a novel presentation that included a demo of Facebook followed by his portrayal of Russian entities,using a Russian accent, who discuss the possibility of a campaign to affect the 2020 US elections as had been conducted in 2016.
Dr. Terry Thompson
Dr. Eric Haseltine and Mr. Charles Gandy were featured in a special Panel Discussion: The Spy in Moscow Station. They were supported by Dr. Chris Gilbert and Mr. Chuck Gandy. Dr. Haseltine’s book The Spy in Moscow Station tells the story of the discovery of Soviet technical penetrations of the American embassy in Moscow led by Mr. Gandy.
Dr. Eric Haseltine and Mr. Charles Gandy
Mr. Roddy provided many technical details of Project GUNMAN, the discovery in 1984 of the Soviet bugging of IBM typewriters used in the US Embassy in Moscow.
Mr. Jerry Roddy
In his presentation titled, "“Clandestine Information Technology & Vulnerability Assessments," Mr. Gosler shared his experience among many different boards and study groups which outlined the threat posed in cyberspace.
Mr. James Gosler
Mr. Schaeffer provided an update regarding Foundation activities, business, and recent restructuring. He also conducted a tribute to cryptologic pioneers who we lost in the past year.
Mr. Dick Schaeffer
As the NCM curator, Mr. Weadon provided an update regarding Museum activities, progress, and upcoming exhibits.
Mr. Pat Weadon
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