Past NCF Cryptologic Programs (Virtual)
The NCF hosts quarterly cryptologic programs, as well as an annual Membership Meeting & Symposium featuring guest speakers. We also partner with the NSA's Center for Cryptologic History in promoting various programs & lectures. During our Anniversary year (April 2021-April 2022), we are hosting a variety of additional special programs and talks, such as our kickoff event in April 2021 that featured a panel of former NSA directors. If you are interested in seeing recaps and photos from prior in-person programs, please visit the Quarterly Programs page or Membership Meeting & Symposium page.
The NCF 2021 Spring Cryptologic Program took place virtually via Zoom webinar on 13 May 2021 and featured Dr. Robert Spalding, Brig Gen, USAF (Ret). Dr. Spalding's presentation, “What’s to Follow in 2021? From Coronavirus to Taiwan – the new Chinese Communist Party," focused on his recent and very timely book, "Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept."
On 14 April 2021, the Foundation hosted a special virtual event to kick-off our 25th Anniversary with a rare virtual panel discussion featuring six former NSA directors. Former directors who participated on the panel included: ADM Bobby Inman, USN (Ret); ADM William Studeman, USN (Ret); VADM J. Michael McConnell, USN (Ret); Lt Gen Kenneth Minihan, USAF (Ret); GEN Keith Alexander, USA (Ret); and ADM Michael Rogers, USN (Ret). The discussion was moderated by Greg Myre, National Security Correspondent, NPR who did an exceptional job!
"American Codebreakers at Bletchley Park, 1941-1945," featured Dr. David Sherman and was held via Zoom webinar. Dr. Sherman discussed a secret February 1941 U.S. visit to Britain’s wartime codebreaking center and how it set the stage for the enduring partnership that emerged after World War II, a partnership often called the closest and most important relationship in the history of intelligence.