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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Memorial Day Remembrance

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Memorial Day Remembrance

When visitors enter the National Cryptologic Museum, one of the first sections they see is the Memorial Hall.

The Memorial Hall was purposely placed near the entrance to remind people that freedom is not something that just happens. It comes at a price paid by those who selflessly sacrificed their lives so that we may live in freedom. In that Hall, we recognize many cryptologists who served in silence on the land, in the sea, and in the air.

Visitors see the replica National Cryptologic Memorial with 177 names of these silent warriors who served since 1950. Twenty-four names are men and women who served since September 11, 2001. Come to the NCM or click on the Cryptologic Memorial link below to learn their stories.

May they all rest in peace with our undying, heartfelt gratitude.

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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.