The Board of Directors meet once a quarter at the Courtyard Marriott BWI Hotel in the National Business Park, Annapolis Junction, MD. The meeting is held in the Meade room. The June meeting will be on the 13th.. The September meeting is currently scheduled for the 5th as is the December meeting.


The EXCOM meets the second Thursday of each month unless a BOD meeting or general membership meeting is scheduled that month. The EXCOM meets in the SIGABA room of the NCM from 1000 – 1200.  Meetings for 2014 are scheduled for:  April 10, May 8, July 10, August 14, and Noveember 13.



No special events currently scheduled.

    You can register and pay on-line securely or mail your registration fee to the NCMF, POB 1682, Ft. Meade, MD 20755


April 21-22, Joint Event at Carlisle, Pa

AFIO Members are invited, at no cost, to a Joint Event being held by the US Army Heritage and Education Center (part of the US Army War College], and Dickinson College, and the CIA's Historical Review Program featuring a 3-panel presentation on the Missile Gap, the Warsaw Pact, and on those individuals who covertly supported the crucial collection efforts, Ryszard Kuklinski and Pyotr Popov.

Monday 21 April – Evening, at Dickinson College, 20 South College St., Carlisle, PA 17013 will feature the "Missile Gap Panel" moderated by Maj Gen William F. Burns, USA(Ret) who served as director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency from 1988 to 1989. Panelists will be John and Joan Bird [CIA] authors of the study; Fred Kaplan, national-security columnist for Slate; S. Eugene Poteat [CIA DS&T] president of AFIO; and Dr. Richard H. Immerman, historian, author, and director of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy at Temple University.

Tuesday, 22 April at the Army War College Heritage Center, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA –– 9 am registration/coffee; : Panel 2 on "Analyzing the Warsaw Pact Forces;" 9:30 am to 11:30 am and Panel 3 from 1 pm to 3 pm: on "Missile Gap Covert Collection Sources and Tradecraft" [title will change], reviewing the efforts of Pyotr Popov and Ryszard Kuklinski. Names of panelists to be supplied shortly.

If you wish to attend, please respond directly to event organizer, Dr. Kaufman, at or visit AHEC's webpage for additional information. There is no fee to attend.

May 1-3, 2014, AFIO-NGA 2014 Intelligence Symposium - GEOINT, HUMINT, SIGINT: Expanding Capabilities; Growing Challenges and Risks

Day One will be is here.

Be an early registrant to get the best hotel rooms and seating.  To apply quickly and securely online, do so here.  For an application form to mail or print, download this 1-page PDF here.

You will hear and meet...

    Letitia Long, NGA Director; turned GEOINT into crucial player in most intel and CT operations
    Dr. John M. Poindexter, ADM, USN(Ret), visionary, brave lightning rod, and heralded pioneer in digital, real-time security who showed how to connect-the-dots; a leader in protecting privacy in a data-driven society; the architect of Big Data systems that sent terrorists running for cover and to their lawyers and front groups to circumvent the new capabilities;
    Michael Sulick, former Director, CIA's National Clandestine Service, Intelligence Historian;
    John J. Hamre, President CSIS, former Deputy Secretary of Defense;
    Michael Warner
, Historian, DoD and CIA;
    James Hughes, CIA Mideast Expert;
    Kai Bird, Mideast Expert, author of The CIA in Beirut;
    Stewart Baker, former NSA & DHS legal expert on privacy and intel issues;
    John Bennett, former Deputy Director, CIA's National Clandestine Service;
    Spike Bowman, former NSA, NCIX/DNI, FBI, privacy and intel legal issues;
    David Ignatius, author, journalist Washington Post; the media view of privacy sensitivities;
    John Sano, former Deputy Director, National Clandestine Service, CIA;
    David Major, former FBI/National Security Council; Eyes-open expert on dangers the U.S. faces.

Day One of the Event [at NGA] is open to U.S. citizens only. Days Two and Three are open to all members, subscribers, and guests.  All three days will be conducted at UNCLASSIFIED level.

May 3, 2014,  Maryland History Day Competition

The Maryland History Day competition , sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council (MDHC), will be held on May 3 at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

At the Maryland History Day state competition a number of special prizes are awarded. Recipients of special prizes receive a cash award and a plaque, and in some cases, award winners are invited to showcase their projects at special events and in museum and community settings.

Awards are determined by the Special Prize Committee, based on nominations made by judges as they review entries in both junior and senior divisions and in all categories.

The following awards are sponsored by the NCMF:

Milton Zaslow Award in Cryptology - Topics might include the use of computers in cryptology, the impact of the National Security Agency, use of signals intelligence, Navaho Code Talkers, cryptology in the ancient world, and computer security.

The Major General John E. Morrison Award in Excellence and Innovation –This award is for outstanding projects that address topics related to the history of science and technology.

To read more on the Maryland History Day Competition and the awards visit the MDHC web site.

June 5 - 8, 2014, 12th National Reunion of The Misawa Project,

The mission of the Misawa Project is "To locate and reconnect the men and women who served in the USAF Security Service in Misawa, Japan, from 1949 through 1979".

The reunion will be held in San Diego, California and the host hotel is the Crowne Plaza

Our reunion itinerary includes:  a hospitality room where you can reconnect with fellow veterans, enjoy beverages, snacks, and live music provided by Misawa Veterans; a raffle table filled with donated items; Friday night Buffet followed by an 'Exotic Shirt' contest, raffle, and other activities; and Saturday evening banquet which includes an impressive POW/MIA Remembrance to honor 52 USAFSS men and women who sacrificed their lives while protecting our freedoms, dinner, and a distinguished keynote speaker

If you are interested in attending, please contact Helen Johns Henderson, founder of The Misawa Project, or Jane Doolittle, Misawa Project, Inc board member.

June 6, 2014 (0900) - 13th Annual Crypto Cup Golf Tournament

The 13th Annual Crypto Cup Golf Tournament, dedicated to the memory of Tim Sheahan, Eagle Alliance’s first Account Executive and a key contributor to the award and success of the GROUNDBREAKER Program, is right around the corner!  Mark your calendars for Friday, June 6, 2014  We will be back at Patuxent Greens in Laurel.

Captain’s Choice/Shotgun with 7:30 a.m. Check-In

Make checks payable to: National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, Inc.

$95 Registration Fee Includes:
 18 holes of golf with bag service and carts
 Breakfast
 Lunch
 Prizes for Top Teams and Special Contest Winners
 Participant Gift Package

Since the proceeds benefit the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF), this is your chance to  enjoy a day of golf while at the same time providing much needed support to the NCMF.
** If you would like to make a Raffle Prize donation or need more information, please contact the event coordinator, Stephanie Agostinelli at or 240-456-6662

***Mulligan & Raffle Tickets will be available on event day!

October 15, 2014, NCMF General Membership Meeting