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.

  • ...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

Did you know?

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

Old German Enigma Messages Solved

Ron Brelsford sent a note to Dave D'Auria, the NCMF's Acquisitons Chairman, that noted: "As an appendix to my volunteer work in the Military Intelligence Service technical collection, I got hold of 50 unsolved German Enigma-messages, recovered a number of years ago from a German U-boat, sunk in Danish waters in the last days of WW2. At a conference in Germany in June for crypto historians I met a young German engineer who had tried in vain to solve old Enigma messages. He succeeded in solving almost all of mine, with a little help from me and an American Enigma-fan. That was a lot of fun, a lot of work, and a bit of a sensation. Anyone interested can find more on his website, Breaking German Navy Ciphers."


On This Day In History


  • President Ronald Reagan declared this day Navajo Code Talkers Day.

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.