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NCM Acquires Wireless Communications Receiver from Leonardo DRS Airborne & Intelligence Systems Corp

NCM Acquires Wireless Communications Receiver from Leonardo DRS Airborne & Intelligence Systems Corp

On 14 August the NCMF held a ceremony to recognize the acquisition of a wireless communications  receiver for the National Cryptologic Museum from Leonardo DRS Airborne & Intelligence Systems Corporation

Mr. Charles Dexter, the Senior Technical Director for Electrical Engineering at DRS facilitated the donation of the WJ-8692 Receiver which was an invaluable asset to U.S. forces during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts where it was used to monitor enemy communications. 

The receiver will be added to the museum's collection of other cryptologic equipment which protected U.S. and Allied Forces during critical periods of combat.     

In the photo, from left to right:  Richard C. Schaeffer, Jr., NCMF President; Mr. Charles Dexter, DRS Representative; CMSgt Al Gray, USAF, (Ret), NCMF Acquisitions Chairman, Mr. Patrick Weadon, NCM Curator

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  • 12 Nov 1917: AEF Radio Intelligence Section opened an intercept site at Souilly, France. In the first month of continuous 24-hour operation, the station recorded a total of 393 messages and 1,173 calls which were turned over to the RIS for training purposes. Click on the date to learn more.

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The NCMF directly supports the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM), the first public museum in the U.S. Intelligence Community. We think you will agree it is truly a "museum like no other."

Located adjacent to the National Security Agency (NSA) in Maryland, the NCM houses a priceless collection of artifacts that represent our Nation's history in code making and code breaking, as well as a world class library of cryptologic media. The NCMF acquires the best artifacts for the NCM and supports new educational and interactive exhibits.

The NCMF provides exceptional cryptologic programs throughout the year, encourages young minds to explore cryptology and innovation through valued awards, and hosts educational, cryptology-related exhibits at various community events.

As part of the Foundation's partnership with NSA to build the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation - Home of the National Cryptologic Museum (CCEI-NCM), the NCMF also serves as a leader in the field of cybersecurity - striving to provide the best in educational resources and programs.

The NCMF and NCM share a joint three-fold mission to Educate, Stimulate, and Commemorate. Learn more about our MISSION.