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

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

NSA CodeBreaker Challenge - Still Time to Participate!

NSA CodeBreaker Challenge - Still Time to Participate!

There are still over 100 days left to compete in the NSA CodeBreaker Challenge. The challenge started when NSA's Signals Intelligence Directorate sought ways to attract top talent from the STEM disciplines to a career in national security.

For the challenge, NSA experts build a story around a problem, such as breaking into a terrorist organization's communications network or protecting a computer system from a hack. The challenge consists of multiple tiers that become progressively harder. In 2014, only 10 students solved the fourth and final tier problem. A small team of NSA volunteers visits the colleges, provides guidance to students working on the challenge, and evaluates the submissions.

Each year the program grows and improves. This year NSA created a website for students to download the problem and track progress. The site includes a leaderboard that offers the schools bragging rights.

Two weeks in, more than 1,000 participants from 130 schools are participating in the new online version of the challenge.

Read the full NSA Press Release regarding the CodeBreaker Challenge.

Want to participate? Visit the NSA CodeBreaker Challenge website to register or just to check on the leaderboard and cheer on your favorite schools.

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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.