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

  • ...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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NCF #CyberChat: How Cryptology Helped Win the Battle of Midway

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
2:00 pm3:00 pm
NCF #CyberChat: How Cryptology Helped Win the Battle of Midway

From the moment the Japanese Navy bombed Pearl Harbor, the United States was put on the defensive, that is, until the Battle of Midway. Join us for this National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) #CyberChat for students & educators, as we discuss the critical elements that allowed the United States to turn the tide; from the widely discussed naval battle to the under-emphasized (but vital) role of US Navy cryptology. View a video preview of this #CyberChat via the link provided below.

Presenter Will Sciandra, a First Class Cadet (Senior) at the Virginia Military Institute, will also discuss with students how cryptology still plays a major role in cyber, where it’s headed, and how you can get involved just as he is.

This #CyberChat will be conducted via our Nepris online classroom. Please click the link below to get more details and to register for the Chat via Nepris. You will need a free Nepris account to attend the live Chat or view the recording.

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About Us

T he NCF's Vision is to Influence the cryptologic future by sharing our educational resources, stimulating new knowledge, and commemorating our heritage.

The NCF also provides needed support to the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM), the first public museum in the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Located adjacent to the National Security Agency (NSA) in Maryland, the NCM houses a unique and 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 Museum and supports new educational and interactive exhibits.

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 has a three-part mission to Educate, Stimulate, and Commemorate. Learn more about our MISSION.