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World War I Cryptology and Armistice: A 100-Year Retrospective

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
1:00 pm4:00 pm
Magic Room at the National Cryptologic Museum
World War I Cryptology and Armistice: A 100-Year Retrospective

Please join us as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1! Three historians from NSA’s Center for Cryptologic History (Mrs. Betsy Rohaly Smoot, Ms. Jessica Garrett-Harsch, and Dr. Steve Huffman) will speak on a range of interesting topics to include our early advancements in cryptology in support of operations, oral histories of some of our past stalwarts, and the first uses of Native American code talking. Free event, registration required.

Please register for the event via EventBrite - see link below.

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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.