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

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

1933: Government seizure of cryptologist Herbert Yardley's "Japanese Diplomatic Secrets."

Monday, February 18, 2019
1933: Government seizure of cryptologist Herbert Yardley's "Japanese Diplomatic Secrets."

18 February 1933: Government seizure of cryptologist Herbert Yardley's never-published book, "Japanese Diplomatic Secrets."

The book was to be an account of the diplomatic maneuvering behind the Washington arms conference as revealed through intercepted translated Japanese communications. The book was seized under Section 32, Title 50 of the US Code which prohibited the taking of secret documents. The never published book owes its fame to the legislation it created, officially known as "An Act for the Protection of Government Records."According to author James Bamford, it was "the first and only manuscript in American literary history to be seized and impounded for national security reasons by the United States government."

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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.