Register for the 2021 Spring Cryptologic Program on 13 May, plus more news.
Register for the 2021 Spring Cryptologic Program on 13 May, plus more news.
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Welcome to the latest issue of the Foundation's Web Link E-Newsletter
This issue includes news about a renewed partnership between NSA & the Foundation, plus a reminder about our upcoming Spring Cryptologic Program, as well as details of upcoming #CyberChats for students
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In a 30 April 2021 press release, NSA announced a renewed partnership with the Foundation - with a focus on increasing educational and public engagement opportunities centered on cybersecurity, national security, and cryptology.
The partnership will continue to form a bridge linking public and private sector experts on national security and cybersecurity - enabling them to collaborate on issues of national security importance. The partnership's key emphasis will remain on cryptology and cybersecurity.
Learn more about the shared vision of our "Progress Through Partnership" which will create pathways and opportunities for individuals and organizations across public and private sectors to engage on U.S cybersecurity and national security.  It will emphasize educating a diverse future generation about the profession dedicated to this joint focus – cryptology.
13 May program


Our 2021 Spring Cryptologic Program will take place virtually via Zoom webinar on 13 May at 11am EDT, and will feature Dr. Robert Spalding, Brig Gen, 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.
Click the button below to get more details about the program, and to learn about General Spalding's special discount for program participants who would like to purchase his book and have it signed. Registration closes on 11 May.

Charting a Path to a Future in Cybersecurity
4 May, 2pm EDT

During this #CyberChat for students, our friends Melissa Dark and Jenny Daugherty from Teach Cyber, along with Mark Emry, a Teach Cyber educator, will talk with students about cyber career opportunities and the paths to pursuing a cyber career. Register to attend the live session via our Nepris online classroom.

Security Clearances: Your Past Impacts Your Future
18 May, 1pm EDT

During this NCF #CyberChat - Jennifer Munt, Education and Workforce Director at the Ft. Meade Alliance will introduce students to the Intelligence Community, and will explore the who, how, and why of security clearances. 

How Cryptology Helped Win the Battle of Midway
25 May, 2pm EDT

During this NCF #CyberChat - we will discuss critical elements that allowed the U.S. to turn the tide; from the widely discussed naval battle to the under-emphasized (but vital) role of US Navy cryptology. Will Sciandra, a First Class Cadet (Senior) at the Virginia Military Institute, will also discuss with students how cryptology still plays a major role in cyber, where it’s headed, and how to get involved.
In case your missed it, want to watch it again, or perhaps want to share with someone else, please enjoy the recording of our 14 April virtual panel discussion with six former NSA directors. 
  • MUSEUM remains closed due to COVID-19. However, virtual opportunities are available - see below.
  • ONGOING - Museum virtual events via EventBrite. MORE.
  • 1-2 MAY 2021 - Maryland History Day Contest & Awards (Virtual). MORE.
  • 4 MAY 2021 - NCF #CyberChat: Charting a Path to a Future in Cyber. MORE.
  • 13 MAY 2021 - NCF Spring Cryptologic Program (Virtual). MORE.
  • 18 MAY 2021 - NCF #CyberChat: Student Security Clearances - Your Past Impacts Your Future (for Educators & Students). MORE.
  • 25 MAY 2021 - NCF #CyberChat: How Cryptology Helped Win the Battle of Midway. MORE.
  • 7 OCT 2021 - 20th Annual Eagle Alliance-hosted Crypto Cup. MORE.
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