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 from 1000 – 1200. Meetings are currently scheduled for 7 June, 6 September, and 6 December.
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 are currently scheduled for 9 May, 11 July, 8 August, and 14 November.
---Thursday, May 23 – 1000-1200: “Understanding the Allied Approach to Radio Intelligence in the Pacific Theatre during World War II”
---Friday, May 24 – 0930-1130: “The Thought Behind High-level Cryptological Discovery, 1930-1945”
The Center for Cryptologic History is pleased to announce the upcoming 2013 Henry F. Schorreck Memorial Lecture. The Schorreck Lecture is a series of historical lectures named in honor of the former NSA Historian. It is presented annually by preeminent scholars who address cryptologic issues with an historical perspective. Previous talks have been delivered by scholars in the field such as David Kahn, Christopher Andrew, John Ferris, and Stephen Budiansky.
The speaker this year will be Dr. Peter W. Donovan, pictured below, of the Department of Mathematics, University of New South Wales, Australia. A renowned expert in several subfields of mathematics, as well as on cryptologic history, Dr. Donovan has conducted some of the most innovative and path-breaking work to date on the Allied effort to break Japanese encipherment systems in use during WWII. He will be presenting two separate lectures detailing the cipher war in the Pacific, including revelations about the weaknesses in the Japanese naval codes that the Allies exploited, all of which led to dramatic successes on the battlefield.
These talks are free and open to the public. They will be held in the Magic Room of the National Cryptologic Museum. For more information about this event, please contact the Center at 301-688-2336 or email@example.com.
"The Spying Game: The Cold War and Cambridge" aboard the Queen Mary 2
with Intelligence Expert and AFIO Board Member Nigel West Immerse yourself in the shadowy underworld of international espionage with renowned author and intelligence expert Nigel West. Learn the truth behind the acronyms of the CIA, SOE, NKVD and KGB, as well as the role of "sleeper agents," the secret VENONA project and the race for atomic power.
Aboard the elite Queen Mary 2, gain intimate vantages into the post-World War II geopolitical, ideological and economic struggles that shaped the world today. Highlights
• Gain expert insight into Yalta, the Manhattan Project and the greatest secret of the Cold War: VENONA.
• Visit Bletchley Park, home to the Enigma machine and historic headquarters of secret British code-breaking in World War II.
• At colleges associated with the Cambridge Five, learn how a group of undergraduates became a famous Soviet spy ring..
For more information or to book your participation: visit www.roadscholar.org and select Program #14569
Eagle Alliance will sponsor its 12th Annual Tim Sheahan Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, Inc. at the Patuxent Greens golf course in Laurel, Md on June 7. This tournament is named and 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.
Dr. Melvin A. Goodman, a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and adjunct professor of government at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss National Insecurity and will include a review of the non-military instruments for dealing with Iran, North Korea, and Syria.
Dr. Melvin Goodman
He served 42 with the US government, including the CIA, the Defense Department, the State Department, and the US Army (as a cryptographer). His seven books on international security issues include: The Wars of Eduard Shevardnadze, The Phantom Defense, America's Pursuit of the Star Wars Illusion, Bush League Diplomacy, How the Neoconservatives are Putting the World at Risk, The Failure of Intelligence, The Decline and Fall of the CIA, National Insecuity, and The Cost of American Militarism.
The program will be held at 1000 on July 10 at the L-3 auditorium at the National Business Park in Annapolis Junction, MD The cost for members is $15 for lunch, while guests and the general public are asked to pay $40 for lunch and a year's membership in the Foundation. There will be a book signing following the presentation.
The biennial Cryptologic History Symposium will be held 17-18 October 2013. Historians from the Center, the Intelligence Community, the defense establishment, and the military services, as well as distinguished scholars from American and foreign academic institutions, veterans of the profession, graduate and undergraduate students, and the interested public all will gather for two days of reflection and debate on relevant and important topics from the cryptologic past.
Past symposia have featured scholarship that set out new ways to consider out cryptologic heritage, and this one will be no exception. The intended goal is to foster discussion on how cryptology has impacted political, diplomatic, economic, and military tactics, operations, strategy, planning, and command and control throughout history. Any serious researcher whose work touches upon the historical aspects of cryptology defined in its broadest sense is encouraged to participate. The conference will provide many opportunities for interaction with leading historians and other distinguished experts. The mix of practitioners, scholars, and interested observes always precipitates a lively debate promoting an enhanced appreciation for the context of past events.
The theme for the upcoming conference will be “Technological Change and Cryptology: Meeting the Historical Challenges.” The practice and application of cryptanalysis and cryptography have been radically altered as the evolution of technology has accelerated. Conference participants will delve into the technical, scientific, methodological, political, and industrial underpinnings of signals intelligence and information assurance as presented throughout a broad swath of history. While presenters may choose to focus on purely technological topics, the theme is not meant to be exclusionary; the panels will include papers on a broad range of related operational, organizational, counterintelligence, policy, and international themes. The audience will be particularly interested in new findings on the intersection of technology and cryptology as signals systems evolved from manual to machine-assisted to digital formats.
The Symposium will be held at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory’s Kossiakoff Center, in Laurel, Maryland, a location central to the Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., areas. For more information on this conference, contact Dr. Kent Sieg, the Symposium Executive Director, by telephone at 301-688-2336 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR PAPERS - At this time, interested persons are invited to submit proposals for a single presentation or even a full panel. The topics can relate to this year’s theme, but all serious work on any unclassified aspect of cryptologic history will be considered. Proposals should include an abstract for each paper as well as biographical sketches for each presenter. To submit proposals or for more information on this conference, contact Dr. Kent Sieg, the Symposium Executive Director, by telephone at 301-688-2336 or via email at email@example.com. The first round of proposal consideration will begin with papers received by mid-January.
- Last Updated - 5/20/2013
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