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 two-day Symposium on Cryptologic History, thus creating a THREE DAYS OF CRYPTOLOGY (next occurrence is October 2021). 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: 17 June 2020

The NCMF Summer 2020 Program is scheduled for 17 June (subject to change based upon COVID-19 related restrictions) and will feature political scientist and author Mr. Seth Jones as our special guest speaker. Jones is currently a senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. His most recent book, A Covert Action: Reagan, the CIA, and the Cold War Struggle in Poland details the dramatic untold story of one of the CIA’s most successful intelligence operations during the Cold War, which has important implications for today’s threat from Russia.

Additional books authored by Jones are: Waging Insurgent Warfare; Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of al QA'ida after 9/11; and In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan.

Please stay tuned for more information about the program and for the opening of registration.

Registration for the 17 June program is not yet open, but the fee includes lunch and is $25 for members and guests. For your convenience, we will offer easy online registration.

You may also mail-in your registration fee using the Flyer/Registration form (coming soon). Please mail checks to NCMF - P.O. Box 1682 Fort George G. Meade, Maryland 20755-9998, and include the names of all registrants. For more details, please call the NCMF office at 301-688-5436.

HELP US PROMOTE OUR PROGRAMS:  The NCMF seeks volunteers to help publicize the cryptologic programs we sponsor throughout the year. If you live in a retirement community, belong to a senior center, and/or visit other public places where events can be posted, please consider helping us spread the word. You can download event flyers from our website. We can also send flyers via post or e-mail, or make them available at the foundation office. Please e-mail ncmf@cryptologicfoundation.org if you are able to help. We encourage you to tell friends and family about these interesting and valuable programs.



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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