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

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

1942: Central Bureau Established

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
1942: Central Bureau Established

15 April 1942: Central Bureau was established in Australia to provide MacArthur's South West Pacific Theatre with COMINT. The Central Bureau was one of two Allied SIGINT organizations in the South West Pacific Area during World War II. The second unit was the joint RAN/USN Fleet Radio Unit, Melbourne (FRUMEL) Fleet Radio Unit Pacific, which was subordinate to the Commander of the USN 7th Fleet. Central Bureau's role was to research and decrypt intercepted land and air traffic and work in close co-operation with other SIGINT centers in the USA, United Kingdom, and India. Photo from Wikipedia.

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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.