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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1981: Lt Gen Lincoln D. Faurer, USAF, became Director of NSA.

Monday, April 1, 2019
1981: Lt Gen Lincoln D. Faurer, USAF, became Director of NSA.

1 April 1981: Lt Gen Lincoln D. Faurer, USAF, (Ret) became Director of the National Security Agency. Gen Faurer served as Director of NSA and chief of the Central Security Service from 1981-1985. "Linc" was also a past Chairman of the BoD of the NCMF. Gen Faurer passed away on November 7, 2014 at the age of 86. A special funeral ceremony took place at Arlington National Cemetery in February 2015.

"Linc" will always be missed by his friends at the Foundation. We are also very grateful for the donation from Gen Faurer's family of $10,000 to the Foundation. Gen Faurer's name is included on the In Memoriam Panel at the Museum and on our website.

Learn more about Gen Faurer via the links below.

You can make a contribution honoring Gen Faurer in our In Memoriam Registry (see link below) via our secure Online Donation Page or you can mail a donation in his name to the NCMF, PO Box 1682, Ft. George G. Meade, Md 20755. Those honored in the Memoriam Registry can be seen in the listing on our website (see link below) or viewed on the kiosk at the National Cryptologic Museum.

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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.