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.......

Annual Reunion of the Navy Cryptologic Veterans Association

Tuesday, June 4, 2019Sunday, June 9, 2019
Double Tree by Hilton in Portland, Maine
Annual Reunion of the Navy Cryptologic Veterans Association

This year's annual reunion of the Navy Cryptologic Veteran's Association will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton in Portland, Maine, June 4-9, 2019. See the link below to visit the event website for more details and to register to attend.

This annual event features a NCVA Ship's Store, daily hospitality room, area tours, special events for spouses, Banquet on Saturday, June 9th and this year a real Maine Clam Bake/Lobster Feast. There will also be plenty to do and see in and around Portland.

On Saturday, June 9th - Presentation of the:

*. Captain Joseph Rochefort Information Warfare Officer Distinguished Leadership Award
*. On-the-Roof-Gang Navy and Marine Cryptologist of the Year
*. U.S. NCVA Award for Cryptologic Support Excellence

Also to be recognized during the presentations will be James S. Walters, the 2018 Winner of the Radio Club of America U.S. Navy Captain George P. McGinnis Memorial Award.

Cryptologic Veterans Groups meeting concurrently:

*. Naval Reserve Cryptologic Veterans Association
*. NSGA Philippines Veterans
*. NSGA Submarine Veterans

For more information and to register, please visit the reunion website link below.

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On This Day In History


  • In July 1993, the National Cryptologic Museum was first opened to NSA employees and their families, and to other members of the Intelligence Community. This photo is of the main exhibit room as it appeared in July 1993 - courtesy of former curator Jack Ingram.

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.