Welcome to the National Cryptologic Foundation. The NCF provides support for the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM). We strive to influence the cryptologic future by sharing our educational resources, stimulating new knowledge, and commemorating our heritage.

  • ...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.......

NCMF #CyberChat: Making & Cracking Codes is Math - for Students & Educators

Thursday, April 8, 2021
2:00 pm3:00 pm
NCMF #CyberChat: Making & Cracking Codes is Math - for Students & Educators

Making and cracking codes involves math – from addition and subtraction to organizing data and more. Some of the most famous code breakers in history were mathematicians who used their math skills to influence wars, uncover plots, and identify traitors.

College students Kaitlyn Knabe and Lionel Morgan will share with students basic coding principles, and that coding can be FUN! -

Speakers - Purdue University student, Kaitlyn Knabe, and Univeristy of Maryland Global Campus Graduate Student Lionel Morgan.

This #CyberChat will be held via our Nepris online classroom. Please click the link below to register via Nepris.

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About Us

The NCF 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 NCF acquires the best artifacts for the NCM and supports new educational and interactive exhibits.

Further, the NCF's Vision is to Influence the cryptologic future by sharing our educational resources, stimulating new knowledge, and commemorating our heritage.

The Foundation provides exceptional cryptologic programs throughout the year, encourages young minds to explore cryptology and cyber education and careers,  hosts educational, cryptology-related exhibits at various community events, and honors the people— past, present, and future—whose contributions to our national security protect and make possible our way of life.

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 NCF also serves as a leader in the field of cybersecurity - striving to provide the best in educational resources and programs.

The NCF and NCM share a joint three-fold mission to Educate, Stimulate, and Commemorate. Learn more about our MISSION.