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.......

Data Privacy Day

Monday, January 28, 2019
Data Privacy Day

Every January 28th is Data Privacy Day. Millions of people are unaware of and uninformed about how their personal information is being used, collected or shared in our digital society. Data Privacy Day aims to inspire dialogue and empower individuals and companies to take action.

We hope you will take time to consider some online privacy tips such as.....

Switch on two-step verification or multi-factor authentication wherever offered to prevent unauthorized access.
Check on and update your personal privacy settings for wherever and however you go online.

Personal information is like money. Value it. Protect it. Get more tips via the links below to StaySafeOnline.org.

Stay tuned for more via @StaySafeOnline on Twitter. #PrivacyAware Day!

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On This Day In History


  • Department of State approved creation of Cipher Bureau "Black Chamber." The Black Chamber was a precursor to the modern-day National Security Agency. It was the United States' first peacetime federal intelligence agency.

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.