Cocktail with a Codebreaker? Here’s your chance

The National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) is gearing up for their second annual Cocktails and Codebreakers event. This year’s event, co-hosted by NCF and the Intelligence and National Security Foundation (INSF), spotlights the Men and Women in Cryptology and will feature a Fireside Chat with guest speakers The Honorable Ronald S. Moultrie, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security (USDI&S) and Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency; Chief, Central Security Service.

We chatted with NCF CEO and President Laura Nelson, who spent a career working in the Intelligence Community including with the National Security Agency. She talks about today’s ongoing need for cryptologists and codebreakers, the NCF’s comprehensive programming to help educate and inform the next generation of codebreakers, and what attendees at their upcoming event can expect.

The event will feature great conversation and networking opportunities. You can find more information and register here.

In the second half of the show legal correspondent Sean Bigley and ClearanceJobs’ Lindy Kyzer discuss age in the security clearance process. Yes, age can be a factor in a security clearance determination, and youthful indiscretion can be used to mitigate certain issues. On the other hand, there are some issues more likely to trip up younger candidates – learn what those things are.