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1954: First NSA Historian - CAPT Thomas Dyer, USN

Sunday, February 24, 2019
1954: First NSA Historian - CAPT Thomas Dyer, USN

24 February 1954: Captain Thomas Dyer, USN, became the first NSA Historian.

Captain Dyer was inducted into the NSA/CSS Cryptologic Hall of Honor in 2002.

Hall of Honor Excerpt:

"As the lead cryptanalyst at Station HYPO in Hawaii from 1936 to 1945, Thomas H. "Tommy" Dyer led the team that was responsible for most of the breakthroughs in reading Japanese naval communications during the war in the Pacific. After the war, he continued a brilliant career and went on to be one of the three primary cryptanalytic trainers, along with William Friedman and Lambros Callimahos, for both Armed Forces Security Agency (AFSA) and National Security Agency."

Learn more about his career and accomplishments via the link below to his full Hall of Honor bio on the NSA site.

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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.

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