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"80 Years of Excellence for the Navy Information Warfare/Cryptology Community"

"80 Years of Excellence for the Navy Information Warfare/Cryptology Community"

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NAVY Live Blog article by Master Chief Cryptologic Technician Collection, James D. Eaton
Lead Chief Petty Officer, Navy Cryptologic Office (N9), U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet

March 11th 2015 is celebrated as the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Navy’s cryptologic/information warfare community. The date is observed as the birth of Navy cryptology with the first use of the “group” moniker that would last until the evolution that advanced into today’s U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet.

From the article....."The Navy’s modern cryptologic history can be traced back to the first wireless transmission from a U.S. Navy ship in 1899, made possible by the research of Lieutenant Bradley A. Fiske. It truly took sail in October 1928 when the Navy implemented training for its inaugural class of ‘foreign wireless communications intercept’ operators in a blockhouse on the roof of the old Navy Department building, and the “On-the-Roof Gang” was born. At the height of WWII the Naval communication program comprised more than 22,000 officers and 225,000 Sailors. Since that time, cryptologists have played a direct role in every U.S. conflict and have evolved to meet the dynamic challenges of modern cyber warfare. Congratulations to all of our outstanding Shipmates who carry on the storied heritage of Navy cryptology."

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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.