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.

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

1900: Naval cryptologist Joseph Rochefort was born.

Sunday, May 12, 2019
1900: Naval cryptologist Joseph Rochefort was born.

12 May 1900: Joseph Rochefort, naval cryptologist who led Station HYPO, was born in Dayton, Ohio. Station HYPO was the U.S. Navy’s signals monitoring and cryptographic intelligence unit at Pearl Harbor, and was responsible for breaking the Japanese navy’s code before the Battle of Midway.

If you'd like to learn more about Joseph Rochefort, don't miss Elliot Carlson's book, "Joe Rochefort's War," which covers not only the military strategy and intelligence background, but also the personality and politics surrounding Rochefort and significant events he participated in. Learn more about the book via the link below.

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  • Birthday of cryptologic machine designer Edward Hebern. Hebern's five-rotor cipher machine is cryptologically significant as part of the overall evolution in U.S. manufactured rotor devices. The National Cryptologic Museum has two very rare five-rotor Hebern cipher machines in its collection.

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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.

The NCMF and NCM share a joint three-fold mission to Educate, Stimulate, and Commemorate. Learn more about our MISSION.