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Icon CalendarDecember 2022

1 Dec 2022 - Virtual - The San Antonio AFIO Chapter program features Video on China's Oil and Gas Silk Road Initiative

AFIO BulletThe program will be a very current educational video on China's Oil and Gas "problem." The program covers China's motives for the Silk Road initiative, expansion into the South China Sea and development of overseas installations.
Questions or more information from John Franklin, Chapter President, 210-863-0430;

7 December 2022, 7 pm ET - Virtual - The CIA at 75: Looking Back, Looking Ahead - at the International Spy Museum with Council on Intelligence Issues

International Spy Museum eventsAttend this event marking the CIA's 75th anniversary with an evening focusing on the Agency's history, followed by discussion of operational, analytic, technological, and other challenges that illustrate CIA's mission and unique role as a national intelligence agency, and a look ahead to the challenges for the future. 
David Robarge, CIA Chief Historian, will set the stage with a brief look at CIA's history, agility at adapting to the world around it, and the challenges it has faced. Following the historic background, Mark Lowenthal, former Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production, will moderate a panel of CIA experts sharing their diverse firsthand experiences to illustrate how CIA and generations of its intelligence professionals have met some of the challenges and risks they faced around the globe. The panel includes: James Lawler, former Directorate of Operations Officer and counterproliferation expert; Andrew Makridis, Former CIA Chief Operating Officer, analyst and presidential briefer; Dawn Meyerriecks, former Deputy Director for Science and Technology; and William D. Murray, former Directorate of Operations Officer Chief of Station. To conclude the program, John McLaughlin, former Deputy and Acting Director of Central Intelligence, will discuss some of the challenges CIA faces and the role it will play in continuing to provide all-source intelligence analysis and operational support to enable policymakers to anticipate and address traditional and emerging threats to US and global security.
Following the formal program, you'll be able to ask questions via our online platform.
Event is co-sponsored by the Council on Intelligence Issues and the Central Intelligence Retirees' Association with thanks to the Central Intelligence Agency for its assistance.
More about event or to register, do so here.

Thursday, 8 December 2022, noon - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Andre LeGallo San Francisco Chapter hosts Gurvais C. Grigg, former FBI Agent and current Chief Technology Officer, Chainanalysis. Time: Noon (Pacific Time)

AFIO BulletTopic: The use of crypto currencies by state and non-state actors.
Speaker Bio: Mr. Gurvais C. Grigg is a bilingual technology executive and recognized thought leader with over 28 year of public and private sector experience leading complex organizations, investigations and technical programs. Mr. Grigg retired from the FBI after 23 years of service and joined Chainanalysis as the Global Public Sector CTO. He is responsible for connecting global governments with the cryptocurrency industry and providing them with the best data and tools to manage risk, address threats, and conduct effective investigations.

Registration: This meeting will be held via zoom. Registrants will receive a zoom link. Reservation and pre-payment is required before November 30, 2022. Please contact Mariko Kawaguchi, Board Secretary at or Mariko Kawaguchi, c/o AFIO, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011 for questions. Students: please e-mail your school ID to get sponsored. Register here.

Sunday, 11 December 2022, 8 - 10 a.m. ET - Washington, DC - ACCESS TO SPY: Opening Our Doors to the Autistic Community - at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsThe International Spy Museum is pleased to offer a sensory friendly community program geared for families who have an autistic child or an individual with sensory processing differences.
What might be a mission impossible visit during normal operating hours is now mission possible. On this special access morning, the Museum has set private hours (8:00-10:00 am) for families to enjoy an exclusive visit with less noise, fewer people, and a designated quiet room. In addition, guests can participate in a scavenger hunt and create their own cipher wheel! 
While this program is geared for families, we welcome all ages and individuals with sensory processing differences to attend this event.
COST: FREE but advance registration is required! QUESTIONS? Email

Thursday, 15 December 2022, noon - 1 p.m. ET - Virtual - Virtual Spy Chat with Chris Costa - Special Guest: Dr. Kimberly Kagan

International Spy Museum eventsAttend this online discussion of the latest intelligence, national security, and terrorism issues in the news. Spy Museum Executive Director Chris Costa will lead the briefing. Costa, a former intelligence officer of 34 years with 25 of those in active duty in hot spots such as Panama, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq is also a past Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism on the National Security Council. He will be joined by Dr. Kimberly Kagan, founder and president of the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
Following their discussion of key issues, you'll be able to ask questions via the online platform.
More about event or to register, is here.


Programs Offered by External Organizations

The National Cryptologic Foundation VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

NCF Virtual Education Programs

Details on the Virtual Education Programs of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation are available here
Other NCF Events can be found here on NCF website here, and CCH website here.


Our #CyberChats are designed to promote cybersecurity education and inspire students to pursue a cyber-related career. NCF #CyberChats are hosted in our Nepris online classroom and also via Zoom. The Chats feature a wide variety of cyber experts and professionals, some who are NCF members. These dedicated professionals share their experiences, insights, advice, and resources with students, parents, and teachers. Chats on a specific topic are often specifically requested by classrooms across the U.S.


The NCF hosts quarterly cryptologic programs, as well as an annual Membership Meeting & Symposium featuring guest speakers. We also partner with the NSA's Center for Cryptologic History in promoting various programs & lectures. During our Anniversary year (April 2021-April 2022), we are hosting a variety of additional special programs and talks, such as our kickoff event in April 2021 that featured a panel of former NSA directors.

In 2021, we began hosting virtual programs via Zoom. However, prior to that our programs were in person. If you are interested in seeing recaps and photos from those prior events, please visit the Quarterly Programs page or Membership Meeting & Symposium page.


The NCF's Education Program hosts Cybersecurity Events with the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), as well as other community partners.The programs highlight relevant cybersecurity topics and feature experts in the field. These events take multiple forms, to include webinars and special events at locations around the National Capitol Region.


Just as the NCF enjoys interviewing professionals and experts for our #CyberChats and Cryptologic Programs, our staff likewise enjoys the opportunity to be interviewed for other organizations' programs or podcasts regarding their experience and knowledge. 

For more information on in-person and virtual activities of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation ( [NCF], explore their website at

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