Welcome to the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation. The NCMF directly supports the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM), the first public museum in the U.S. Intelligence Community.

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Polish mathematicians & code breakers made the first breakthroughs against Nazi Germany's Enigma code.......

Veterans Day

Sunday, November 11, 2018
Veterans Day

Veterans Day: Honor Thank Remember.....

World War I, the "Great War," the "War to End All Wars," ended when an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. The 11th of November was named Armistice Day the following year and became a federal holiday in the United States in 1938. Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day after the Korean War in honor of American veterans of all wars.

Also of note on November 11 is the dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery in 1921.

Deep gratitude to all who have served. Happy Veterans Day!

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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.

About Us

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.