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

Did you know?

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

NCMF's Al Gray Recognized as Benefactor

NCMF's Al Gray Recognized as Benefactor

At the NCMF Board of Directors March 2018 meeting, Mr. Al Gray was recognized for his Benefactor level support of the NCMF.

Al was the first senior level enlisted advisor to the NSA Director. For over a decade he has served on the NCMF membership committee, and in recent years took over as the committee's chairman. He serves as a liaison to a wide variety of military organizations - encouraging membership and participation in the Foundation and the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM). In his spare time he attends conferences and trade shows where he demonstrates the NCM Enigma and the Kryha Cipher Machine to promote the museum.

Benefactors have contributed at least $10,000 to the Foundation and are recognized on our website and at the NCM. The Foundation is sincerely grateful for Al's dedication and support. To learn more about the Foundation's Benefactors and Patrons - visit the Benefactor and Patron Page.


On This Day In History


  • President Ronald Reagan declared this day Navajo Code Talkers Day.

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.