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. If you have any suggestions related to topic areas or speakers for our future programs, please use the Program Suggestions Form to share those with us.

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-CCH's two-day Symposium on Cryptologic History, thus creating a THREE DAYS OF CRYPTOLOGY. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the next CCH Symposium on Cryptologic History has been moved to Spring 2022. 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 Quarterly Program (Virtual): 13 May 2021 with Dr. Robert Spalding, BGen, USAF (Ret)

Gen Spalding

Our 2021 Spring Cryptologic Program will take place virtually via Zoom webinar on 13 May 2021 from 1100am to 1200pm EST, and will feature Dr. Robert Spalding, BGen, USAF (Ret). Dr. Spalding's presentation, “What’s to Follow in 2021? From Coronavirus to Taiwan – the new Chinese Communist Party," will focus on his recent and very timely book, Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept.

According to Dr. Spalding, most Americans don’t realize just how much influence the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has had in the United States and the free world. Our democratic freedoms are being challenged by the CCP everyday, by infiltrating our universities, businesses, politicians, and our daily lives. 2020 has been a very hard year for most. How do we stop the CCP in 2021 and years to come?

Signed Book Discount Offer:  Dr. Spalding has generously offered a discount for NCF program registrants who would like to purchase his book and have it signed. Upon registration for the program, you will receive a discount code in your confirmation email for 25% off when ordering his book via his website at www.generalspalding.com. The coupon code will be valid through 15 May 2021.

Registration:  The cost to attend is free, but registration is required. Deadline to register is 11 May 2021. Click below to register. Your Zoom webinar details will be included in your registration confirmation email. If you are unable to attend the live presentation, there will be a recording of the program made available via our website.

Questions for Dr. Spalding:  If you are unable to attend the live presentation, but would still like to submit a question for our speaker, please send them to ncmf@cryptologicfoundation.org prior to 11 May 2021. Those registering for the live program will have an opportunity to include questions with their registration.

Contact:  If you have questions about this program, please contact the NCF office at 301-688-5436 or send an email to ncmf@cryptologicfoundation.org

About Dr. Robert Spalding, BGen, USAF (Ret)

General Spalding has served in senior positions of strategy and diplomacy within the Defense and State Departments for more than 26 years, retiring as a brigadier general. He was the chief architect for the Trump Administration’s widely praised National Security Strategy (NSS), and the Senior Director for Strategy to the President at the National Security Council. Please click the image below to view his full bio sheet.

NOTE FROM THE GENERAL

"I am a national security expert and patriot entrepreneur identifying threats to our security, economy, and way of life. I am committed to bringing jobs back to the USA by restoring American manufacturing and securing our most critical resource...data."

General Spalding

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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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