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

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

NCM Honored with 2014 Museum Oskars

NCM Honored with 2014 Museum Oskars

Museum 140 recently hosted the 2014 Museum Oskars, collecting nominations from individuals who had positive museum experiences in 2013. There were 12 categories and we are pleased to announce that the National Cryptologic Museum received honors in the categories of "Friendliest Staff Experience" and Best "Hidden Gem." Museums from all around the world were honored with nominations and everyone nominated was considered a winner!

Here is what was submitted about the NCM for the Friendliest Staff Experience:

"National Cryptologic Museum, Fort Meade, Maryland – in preparing for my visit, I coordinated the dates with the Librarian. Upon my arrival, I found she had graciously pulled the materials already and provided a work area for my research. She and another staff member answered my many questions, assisted with copying/scanning of key papers, ensuring I saved some time to actually tour the museum."

And for Best Hidden Gem:

"National Cryptologic Museum, Fort Mead, Maryland – this totally FREE museum features ‘hands-on’ use of a genuine World War II-era Enigma machine, and a fascinating display on ‘Hobo signs and symbols’."

Congratulations to ALL the winners, thanks to Museum 140 for hosting these "Oskars,"


On This Day In History


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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.