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

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

10 Things You Need To Know About “The Imitation Game”

10 Things You Need To Know About “The Imitation Game”

10 Things You Need To Know About “The Imitation Game”
Article on Buzzfeed.com on 28 Nov 2014 from Unbound

"Intriguing film, yes. Entirely true and accurate representation? That’s a big fat no. Sue Black and Stevyn Colgan, Bletchley Park experts and authors of Saving Bletchley Park, bust the myths about Turing and Enigma. Complete with Benedict Cumberbatch gifs."

For example, Myth #2: The Bombe machine was built by Turing.
Fact: Turing produced the design for the Bombe, building on the design of the original Polish Bomba which had been produced by Marian Rejewski in 1938.

And Myth #10: Enigma was broken by Turing.
Fact: Initially, a group of Polish mathematicians cracked it. The Germans subsequently changed their working practices but the Polish had given the Allies all the skills they needed. Dillwyn ‘Dilly’ Knox, Mavis Batey and their team made the first breakthroughs. Turing’s brilliance was in finding a way to automate decryption so that many more messages could be decoded per day.

Read all of the busted myths and see photos on the Buzzfeed site.

Read a thorough review by Dr. Sue Black of The Imitation Game.

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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.