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NSA Releases Historical Material Related to William F. Friedman

NSA Releases Historical Material Related to William F. Friedman

On 23 April 2015, the National Security Agency released over 52,000 pages of historical material related to the career of pioneer cryptologist William F. Friedman.

This collection, composed of over 52,000 pages in more than 7,600 documents (along with some sound recordings and photographs), has been preserved in the NSA Archives for its historic significance and value. The bulk of the material dates from 1930-1955 and represents Mr. Friedman’s work at the Signals Intelligence Service, the Signal Security Agency , the Armed Forces Security Agency, and NSA. Search the full Collection via the NSA Web site.

On 28 April 2015, the National Cryptologic Museum's new William F. Friedman exhibit will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Learn more about this event on our Event Calendar page.

Please also note the events related to William Friedman hosted by the George C. Marshall Foundation that are highlighted on our Event Calendar.

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  • DoD Directive established DEFSMAC (Defense Special Missile and Astronautics Center). It was renamed in 2002 changing “Astronautics” to “Aerospace.” DEFSMAC is a joint NSA-DIA-NGA organization headquartered at NSA. Its mission is to coordinate the collection of intelligence information from foreign missiles and satellites.

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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.