2013 Sailor of the Year, Upcoming Programs, & More
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July 2013: Issue #21

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****** SAVE THE DATES!!!  Please save the dates of 16 October 2013 for the NCMF General Members' Meeting & 17-18 October 2013 for the CCH Symposium. More details to come.
This week in Cryptologic History:  24 July 1889: Agnes Meyer Driscoll, noted cryptanalyst was born.  26 July 1947: National Security Act was passed. 28 July 1916:  U.S. Navy Code & Signal Section established. Find more cryptologic dates in history on the CCH Calendar in Cryptologic Bytes on our Web site.

Letitia A. Long


Luke Bencie


The AFIO 2013 Summer Luncheon will be held in McLean, VA on 23 August and will feature two guest speakers.

Letitia A. Long is the Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), which provides world-class geospatial intelligence to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals, and first responders, thus shaping decisions that impact our world. NGA is the lead federal agency for GEOINT and thus, Long serves as the functional manager for GEOINT, as well as the head of the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG), and the coordinator of the global Allied System of Geospatial Intelligence (ASG).

Luke Bencie is the author of AMONG ENEMIES ~ Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler. Bencie has traveled to over 100 countries on behalf of the U.S. Intelligence Community and the private defense industry. A veteran of espionage struggles, he knows intimately the threats government and business travelers face.

For AFIO registration details, click HERE.  

Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) 1st Class (IDW/EXW/DV) Joshua Beemer monitors pirates, hijacked ships, and maritime crime around the world and recently spent eight months as an individual augmentee deployed in Afghanistan. Whether he is tracking maritime crime or defusing improvised explosive devices in Iraq, Beemer has done it all.

Both at home and when deployed, Beemer invests his personal time in the community around him - to include helping children in Afghanistan with their education, helping sailors to further their careers, and honoring fallen comrades. 

For Beemer's demonstrated commitment to serving others, he has been named the 2013 Navy Times Sailor of the Year.

Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) 1st Class (IDW/EXW/DV) Joshua Beemer spent much of 2012 in Afghanistan, where he volunteered countless hours of free time to help local children read and learn math skills. (Rob Curtis / Navy Times Staff)
Our Acquisitions Committee recently acquired these cancelled checks. We aren't sure what the checks were for, but we know who signed the checks and who they were written out to. The author and recipient happen to be two individuals who were very important to U.S. cryptology and to the history of the National Security Agency.... 



  • Global Terrorism, Espionage, and Cybersecurity Monthly Update at the International Spy Museum ~ 14 August - Presented in partnership with the CI Centre, these monthly briefings will provide you with the opportunity to be the first to learn of the most current worldwide happenings in the field of intelligence and terrorism. More Details  
  • NCMF 2013 General Members' Meeting ~ 16 October (More details coming soon.)
  • CCH Symposium ~ 17-18 October The theme for the upcoming CCH Symposium is Technological Change and Cryptology: Meeting the Historical Challenges. 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. (More details coming soon.)
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