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 March meeting will be on the 14th from 9:00 - 12:00 and the June meeting will be on the 6th from 12:30 to 1:30 pm (luncheon at 11:30). 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.
March 12, NCMF Quarterly Program, Jim Olson guest speaker
Members - $20
Non-members - $50 (includes NCMF membership for one year)
You can register and pay on-line securely or mail your registration fee to the NCMF, POB 1682, Ft. Meade, MD 20755
Last November NSA proudly inducted the Native American Code Talkers into the NSA Cryptologic Hall of Honor. While each of the first 66 inductions since 1999 to the HoH were individuals, the Code Talkers were the first group to be added to the Hall of Honor. NSA’s custom at the ceremony is to present a plaque to the honoree or his/her family member. As there was no single entity representing ALL Code Talkers, the chairperson of NSA’s American Indian / Alaska Native Employee Resource Group accepted the plaque to hold until we found a permanent home for it.
After some research, we found that place to be the NMAI. By direction of Congress, the NMAI maintains the names of all Native American Code Talkers and has two exhibits dedicated to the Code Talkers. When yhr NSA staff asked the NMAI if their director would be willing to accept and display the plaque in their museum, the answer was an enthusiastic “Yes.”.
Here are the details: ·
The ceremony will take place in the public area of the NMAI (located at 4th and Independence, in Washington, DC) on a date to be announced (the date the event was scheduled for, March 3, was cancelled due to the snow.
There will be an unveiling and presentation of Native American Code Talkers HoH Family Plaque to the NMAI Director, Mr. Kevin Gover ·
Following remarks, there will be a small, private reception following the ceremony · Some Native American customs will be integrated into the program, and a live webcast is being considered ·
The NMAI will be inviting representatives from DC and local State Commissions on Indian Affairs; leaders of local tribes and Native American organizations; Native American Veterans’ members of the NMAI; Secretary of the Smithsonian, and some appropriate media.
We are pleased to welcome Mr. James Ohlson, former FBI Supervisory Special Agent, as guest speaker for the Foundation's Spring Cryptologic Program. The presentation will be held at L-3 Communications located at 2720 Technology Drive, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701, Tel 301-575-3200.
On 20 February 2001, Mr. Ohlson's phone began to ring early in the morning and continued without letup throughout the day. He was stunned to learn that Robert Hanssen, a co-worker he had formed close ties with during assignments in D.C. and New York, was under arrest for espionage.
The media frenzy that followed the Robert Hanssen spy case can be used to judge its impact. No modern spy has been the focus of so much attention as fast as Robert Hanssen. By 2003, five books had been published and numerous articles written and by 2007 several films had been produced. Jim Ohlson had come to know Bob Hanssen fairly well over the years and felt the books and movies had done a mixed job at solving the essential mystery. To explain why, it will be helpful to address a series of questions: Who is Bob Hanssen? What made him a good FBI agent? What made him a good KGB agent? What was the damage? Why did he do it? Where is he now?
To join us for this exciting program you can register and pay on-line securely or mail your registration fee to the NCMF, POB 1682, Ft. Meade, MD 20755. The fees are $20 for members and $50 for guests (includes one year membership in the NCMF.. Deadline for registration is 07 March.
Some biographical information on Jim:
Jim is a retired FBI Special Agent with over 28 years of service to the FBI, primarily in the counterintelligence and counterterrorism programs. Early in his career he studied Arabic at the Defense Language Institute and then put the language to use in the Bureau's New York Field Office. He spent over 14 years in the New York Office working counterterrorism, counterintelligence and directing FBI support to the National Foreign Intelligence programs for the U.S. Intelligence Community. Following that assignment Jim was awarded the DCI's National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. Jim retired from FBI Headquarters as the Security Program Manager.
In 13 years since leaving the FBI, he has worked with the Center for Public Justice, the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive; and, since 2004, with NSA's Office of Counterintelligence. Prior to his years in the FBI, Jim served in the U.S. Army, to include a tour in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division.
11:00 am speaker - Philip Mudd, former Deputy Director of National Security, FBI
and Former Deputy Director, Counterterrorist Center, CIA and author of Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaida
Philip Mudd, a career CIA officer, become second-in-charge of counterterrorism analysis in the Counterterrorist Center. He was promoted to the position of Deputy Director of the Center in 2003 and served there until 2005, when FBI Director Mueller appointed him as the first-ever deputy director of the National Security Branch in 2005. He later became the FBI's Senior Intelligence Adviser and then resigned from government service in March 2010.
1:00 pm speaker - John Rizzo, former Acting General Counsel, CIA and author of "Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA"
"Rizzo rose to become the most influential career lawyer in CIA history
...involved in proxy wars in Central America in the 1970s to recent drone strikes in Pakistan."
"Practicing law at CIA was unlike any other attorney job in the government.
Few federal statutes were meant to apply to the Agency's activities..."
Company Man is "an atlas to navigate the dark, murky morality
that governs the business of intelligence."
--- The Washington Post, Dina Temple-Raston, 10 January 2014
EVENT LOCATION: The Crowne Plaza 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Virginia 22102. To register while space is available go here.
The Charlotte Cryptologic Symposium is a product of Ron Lawrence's imagination. It all started back in 2011 after reading messages on the Crypto Collectors email reflector by people asking why couldn't we have a crypto event here in the USA. Ron had the idea to have one during the antique radio meeting he chairs every year. Jim Oram and John Alexander jumped on the bandwagon and agreed to help make it happen. It is strictly dedicated to anything related to Radios and Crypto stuff.
So here it is, The Charlotte Cryptologic Symposium will be a meeting inside of a meeting, it is being hosted by Antique Radio Charlotte and will take place at the same time inside the same hotel/conference center, The Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel where the antique radio meet has been going one for the last 16 years.
Among the speakers tentatively scheduled and their topscs are: David Hamer, Enigma Q & A; Glen Miranker, "Enigma in the Battle of the Atlantic - Did it make a difference?; David Hatch, "TBD"; and Elonka Dunin, "TBD". To read more about the event to include other speakers and their topics visit the Symposium web site.
The registration covers both the Cryptologic Symposium and the Antique Radio Charlotte event. The following link takes you to the Registration page
Day One will be held at the new headquarters of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Tentative Agenda is here.
You will hear/meet NGA Director Letitia Long, as well as the following speaers (confirmed or invited):
George Tenet, former Director, CIA; Michael Sulick, former Director, CIA's National Clandestine Service; Michael Warner, Historian, DoD and CIA; James Hughes, CIA Mideast Expert; Kai Bird, author on CIA in Beirut; Hugh Wilford on CIA's Secret Arabists and U.S. Policy in the Middle East; Keith Alexander, Director, NSA; Stewart Baker, former NSA & DHS; John Bennett, former Deputy Director, CIA's National Clandestine Service; Spike Bowman, former NSA, NCIX/DNI, FBI, current; David Major, former FBI/National Security Council; David Ignatius, journlist Washington Post; John Sano, former Deputy Director National Clandestine Service, CIA.
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.
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.
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
The 13th Annual Crypto Cup Golf Tournament is right around the corner! Mark your calendars for Friday, June 6, 2014! We will be back at Patuxent Greens in Laurel.
- Last Updated - 2/22/2014
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