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.......

AFIO Luncheon Program

Friday, November 1, 2019
10:30 am2:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons Corner, VA 22182
AFIO Luncheon Program

Registration is open for the final AFIO program of 2019. Click the link below to visit the AFIO program registration page.

The program will feature the following guest speakers:
Jonna Mendez, former CIA Chief of Disguise, co-author of "The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War"
and
Vince Houghton PhD, Spy Museum Historian, discussing his just released "The Nuclear Spies: America's Atomic Intelligence Operation against Hitler and Stalin."

Jonna Mendez's presentation starts at 11 a.m. Mendez (Spy Dust: Two Masters of Disguise Reveal the Tools and Operations That Helped Win the Cold War), will share (with late husband Tony Mendez) their experiences as spies in Moscow during the height of the Cold War in the mid-1980s. The authors begin with the initial list of "The Moscow Rules," and continue to discuss briefly the current state of affairs in Russia under Vladimir Putin, and how they interfered with the 2016 U.S. election.

Vince Houghton PhD, historian and curator of the International Spy Museum, makes his presentation at 1 p.m. on "The Nuclear Spies: America's Atomic Intelligence Operation against Hitler and Stalin." He asks why did the US intelligence services fail so spectacularly to know about the Soviet Union's nuclear capabilities following WWII? The Manhattan Project's intelligence team had penetrated the Third Reich and knew every detail of the Nazi 's plan for an atomic bomb. What changed and what went wrong?

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  • 9-11-2001: We will always remember. The September 11th Memorial Exhibit at the NCM pays tribute to the 3,000+ innocent people killed during the 3 terrorists attacks. A scorched 12" x 17" concrete remnant of the Pentagon is exhibited in the Memorial Hall.

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.