Cryptologic Conferences & Programs

NCMF Quarterly Cryptologic Programs

NCMF Quarterly Cryptologic Program Speakers

The Foundation sponsors quarterly programs featuring speakers well versed on subjects of professional interest to its members, usually in the areas of cryptology and intelligence. Guest speakers are well-known experts in the field and have often authored books which are made available during the program.

The Spring and Summer programs typically take place in March and June and, as noted above, feature a particular topic and guest speaker.

The third quarterly program, held in October, is also the General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium. Every other year, the October program coincides with the NSA's 2-day Symposium on Cryptologic History, thus creating a THREE DAYS OF CRYPTOLOGY. For a recap and photos from past NCMF October programs, please see the "Previous Programs" section of the General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium page.

The final quarterly program (typically in December) traditionally features presentations related to intelligence or cryptologic events surrounding Pearl Harbor.

See the "Previous Programs" area below for details about previous year's topics and speakers.

Upcoming Program: 27 March 2019

The NCMF 2019 Spring Cryptologic Program will feature special guest speaker Mr. C. Eric Estberg, author of the book Berlin Daze. Following his presentation, a book signing and lunch will take place from 1145 to 1300. Learn more about Mr. Estberg's book below.

The registration fee includes lunch and is $25 for members and guests. For your convenience, we offer easy online registration. Click the red REGISTER NOW button to complete online registration. Or you may mail-in your registration fee. Please mail checks to NCMF - P.O. Box 1682 Fort George G. Meade, Maryland 20755-9998 and provide names of all registrants. For more details, please call the NCMF office at 301-688-5436. ***Deadline for registration is 25 March 2019.*****

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Berlin Daze by C. Eric Estberg

Mr. Estberg's book, Berlin Daze, is a detailed, accurate and personal account of an intelligence professional's life as an Army - and later civilian - linguist assigned to Army Field Station Berlin. Located atop a rubble mountain known as Teufelsberg, FS Berlin monitored the activities of tens of thousands of Soviet and East German troops stationed only miles away. Mr. Estberg shares unique insider information on his job as an "electronic spy" 100 miles behind the Iron Curtain and recounts dozens of stories about life in the high-stress environment of West Berlin during the Cold War.

Previous Quarterly Programs

Short summaries of some of our previous quarterly programs are provided below. CLICK on the title of each to view a recap page, if available. (Note - Visit the NCMF General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium page for summaries of previous annual meetings.)

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