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

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Sue Finley's Long Career at JPL Began as a Human Computer

Sue Finley's Long Career at JPL Began as a Human Computer

In June 2017, the LA Times published this story by Samantha Masunaga about Sue Finley and her long career at JPL (which at 80 years of age - is still going strong!). Finley is a great role model for learning and exploring new frontiers! Finley is pictured in the photo (by LA Times Allen Schaben) next to a model of the Voyager 1 space probe. Finley worked on Voyager in the 1970s.

From her start as a "human computer," she went on to work on projects such as the Venus Balloon Project, for which she wrote the program that automated movement commands for a DSN antenna. She also helped design the special tones emitted by spacecraft that correspond with actions taken. Finley loves learning something new every day and is now helping to design and test a new, pizza box-sized receiver for the DSN. She is also working on a concept to allow small satellites to transmit data by intercepting the beam of a larger spacecraft’s antenna.

Click to read the full article via the LA Times website.

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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.