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

2019 Armed Forces & National Police Celebration

Saturday, May 18, 2019
10:00 am3:00 pm
National Cryptologic Museum, 8290 Colony Seven Road, Annapolis Junction, MD
2019 Armed Forces & National Police Celebration

Meet America's finest men and women serving our nation in our Armed Forces and police departments. Enjoy fun activities, performances, and demonstrations for the whole family. See and touch equipment and devices our military and police heroes use every day! Food, fun, and prizes. The NCMF will sponsor a snowball stand, a crypto raffle, and an NCMF string-bag giveaway. There will also be a display of information about the plans for the new museum (Cyber Center for Education and Innovation - Home of the National Cryptologic Museum).

Please see a FULL SCHEDULE of the events and activities via the PDF link below.

**** Update***** Great news - the USMC Silent Drill Platoon will be performing!

As always, admission and parking are free. Stay tuned for more updates!

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  • GRAB, first reconnaissance satellite, launched. GRAB - ("Galactic Radiation and Background," its cover, or codename TATTLETALE), was the world's first reconnaissance satellite and is on display at the National Cryptologic Museum. Photo from NSA Anniversary Timeline: Naval Research Lab Team at Cape Canaveral for spin test of GRAB1 atop Transit 2A. (Left to right) Martin J. Votaw, George G. Kronmiller, Alfred R. Conover and Roy A. Harding

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.