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"Discovering a community through cryptology: Elonka Dunin"

"Discovering a community through cryptology: Elonka Dunin"

Elonka Dunin - photo by Suzy Gorman.

In a 27 March 2015 Wikimedia blog article, writer Andrew Sherman profiles one of the NCMF's Board Member Ms. Elonka Dunin.

In the article, Sherman describes Dunin's very early interest in video games and a career which led to her new passion for cryptology. Dunin demonstrated a fascination with ciphers and codes and a determination to solve them. In fact, after winning cryptology code contests for conventions, she eventually became banned from the competitions so as to give other participants a chance at winning!

The article also describes Dunin's involvement with Wikipedia over the years, as well as her more personal quest to piece together bits and pieces of information about her family history.

Read the full article via the Wikimedia Blog.

Learn more about Elonka Dunin via her Wikipedia Page and check out her Codes & Ciphers Web site.

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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.