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September 11, 2013

DON'T MISS: 2013 Cryptologic History Symposium, October 17-18

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The Center for Cryptologic History hosts a biennial international symposium in October during odd-numbered years. The speakers and audience are a mix of outside scholars, current practitioners, retired veterans and interested members of the public. Past symposia have had presenters from more than a dozen countries.
The theme for the 2013 symposium, to be held on October 17-18 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Conference Center (just west of Laurel, MD), is "Technological Change and Cryptology: Meeting the Historical Challenges." The conference will include sessions on "A Tribute to Alan Turing," a "Roundtable on Cyber History," "Bletchley Park," "COMINT and the Civil War," "The Cryptologic Legacy of the Great War Era," "SIGINT and the Vietnam War Era" and "A Technological Advantage: Historical Perspectives on Cryptologic Research and Development."
In all there will be 21 separate sessions and more than 70 presentations. Speakers will include scholars, such as David Kahn, and cryptologic pioneers, such as Whitfield Diffie.
All symposium sessions are unclassified and open to the registered public. A complete agenda and registration information will be available at the website or by contacting the Center for Cryptologic History at (301) 688-2336 or via email at

In addition, the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation has an excellent program the day before ours at the same venue. Click HERE for more information.