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Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Navy Cryptology


February 2019

Navy Cryptologic & Cyber Warfare Community Vision

The following is the new Cryptologic & Cyber Warfare Community Vision:

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Remembering CTC Melvin D. Smith, USN, KIA USS LIBERTY

Melvin Douglas Smith, the firstborn child of Carl and Agnes Smith, was raised in Alamance, North Carolina, a small village near Burlington. Doug, along with his three sisters and one brother, always loved the beauty of water and he grew up swimming and fishing. After leaving E. M. Holt High School at eighteen, he followed that love of water to the Navy and enlisted in April 1956.
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The time a Soviet bomber crashed into the sea after buzzing a U.S. aircraft carrier

Featured picture shows the helmet of Pliyeev, the pilot of the Soviet TU-16 (BADGER F) that crashed into the North Sea on May 25, 1968.

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The Wall of Silence

On February 22, 1996, National Security Agency/Central Security Service dedicated the Memorial Wall in OPS2B to those who sacrificed their lives.

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My Time at Imperial Beach 1956 (Guest Post)

By Robert Gibson “Bob” Corder

I joined the Navy in 1955 after graduating¬†from high school (in Virginia), primarily because my parents couldn’t afford to send me to college.
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Traffic Analysis (Part 4 of 4)

Not only did traffic analysis aide cryptanalysts in their attack on encrypted text messages, but in a wartime situation it provided valuable order of battle, force disposition and movement intelligence information to the U.S. surface and submarine attack forces!

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Traffic Analysis (Part 3 of 4)

Throughout the period prior to World War Two, all OTRG operators were busy following the patterns of communications operated by the Japanese Navy.
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The Corrected Version of the CRYPTOLOGY / Information Warfare Seal

The spark has been corrected!

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