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.......

Illustrated Women In History Blog Features Grace Hopper

Illustrated Women In History Blog Features Grace Hopper

Recently, a favorite American computer scientist of ours - often deemed the "Queen of Code," was recently highlighted on Illustrated Women in History - a site that features creative, spot-on illustrations by Julie (the site's owner) and other contributors to help celebrate the lives and accomplishments of various women. The illustrations are accompanied by information about the featured woman.

Check out the post about Grace Hopper - you just might learn something about her you didn't know before!

On her website, Julie explains, "...I realised how little I know about women in history, and how we are not taught much more than the history of wealthy white men in school. I am attempting to illustrate one woman a week to learn more about women in history, celebrate their accomplishments and hopefully educate others in the process!"

You can also follow her on Twitter (which is where NCMF first met her) at @apalelandscape or Instagram: @illustratedwih and also on Facebook - Illustrated Women in History.

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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.