Welcome to the National Cryptologic Foundation. We strive to influence the cryptologic future by sharing our educational resources, stimulating new knowledge, and commemorating our heritage. The Foundation also provides needed support for the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM).

  • ...The nation’s brightest young minds to consider careers in STEM and cyber related fields

  • ...Robust dialog with the American public on cyber policy, technology, and privacy

  • ...Those who “served in silence” with valor and distinction, especially those who gave their lives in service

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

1985: LTG William Odom, USA, became DIRNSA.

Saturday, May 8, 2021
1985: LTG William Odom, USA, became DIRNSA.

8 May 1985: LTG William Odom, USA, became the Director of NSA. In this photo, President Ronald Reagan is presenting LTG Odom with the National Security Medal.

The citation said the following: "LTG Odom has distinguished himself as an intelligence officer of the highest caliber, a skillful leader and an expert of wide renown on the Soviet Union. As the Director NSA/Chief CSS, he has, through bold initiative, inspired imagination, and unparalleled strength of leadership, set the U.S. Signals Intelligence System on a proper course to meet the formidable challenges of today and of the future. LTG Odom leaves a legacy to this Agency, the Intelligence Community and this country that reflects the ultimate in dedication, commitment and excellence."

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About Us

T he NCF's Vision is to Influence the cryptologic future by sharing our educational resources, stimulating new knowledge, and commemorating our heritage.

The NCF also provides needed support to the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM), the first public museum in the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Located adjacent to the National Security Agency (NSA) in Maryland, the NCM houses a unique and 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 NCF acquires the best artifacts for the Museum and supports new educational and interactive exhibits.

The Foundation provides exceptional cryptologic programs throughout the year, encourages young minds to explore cryptology and cyber education and careers,  hosts educational, cryptology-related exhibits at various community events, and honors the people— past, present, and future—whose contributions to our national security protect and make possible our way of life.

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 NCF also serves as a leader in the field of cybersecurity - striving to provide the best in educational resources and programs.

The NCF has a three-part mission to Educate, Stimulate, and Commemorate. Learn more about our MISSION.