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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1942: President Roosevelt Limited COMINT Activities to the Army, Navy, & FBI.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
1942: President Roosevelt Limited COMINT Activities to the Army, Navy, & FBI.

In a memorandum to the Director of Budget dated 8 July 1942, President Roosevelt limited cryptanalysis activities to the Army, Navy, & FBI, and ordered that the cryptanalytic units of the FCC, OSS, and Director of Censorship be terminated.

Learn more about this order in the NSA CCH publication by Robert L. Benson titled, "The Army-Navy-Comint Agreements of 1942," via the link below.

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  • Rumrunning trial against Consolidated Export Corporation began with the case built upon Elizebeth Friedman's cryptanalysis of the company's encoded messages.

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.