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.......

Time for the Museum "Oskars" 2015!

Time for the Museum "Oskars" 2015!

It's time again for the Museum "Oskars" - hosted by Museum140.com!

DID YOU VISIT the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) in 2014?

If you did, we want to encourage you to please visit the Museum140.com site and VOTE for the NCM in the Museum Oskars 2015, an annual museum recognition event hosted by Museum140.com. There are 12 categories and you can nominate the same museum for multiple categories. Visit the Museum140 site to learn more and to VOTE now! Voting will only be open for two weeks in January (starting 5 Jan) and results will be announced at the end of January.

For the 2014 Oskars, the NCM received glowing nominations for "Friendliest Staff" and Best 'Hidden Gem' Discovery.

You can read the full write-ups that NCM visitors submitted as their nomination via an article about the 2014 "Oskars" on our Cryptologic Bytes Archives page in the Museum section.


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.