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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1977: House of Representatives Established Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

14 July 1977: The U.S. House of Representatives established Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is the primary committee in the House of Representatives charged with the oversight of the United States Intelligence Community. It shares some jurisdiction with other committees in the House, including the Armed Services Committee, for some matters dealing with the Department of Defense and the various branches of the U.S. military.

The creation of the HPSCI and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence both came about as a result of the recommendations of two congressional investigatory panels established in 1975 to look into allegation of CIA abuses:

The Church Committee, named for its chairman Senator Frank Church of Idaho; and
The Pike Committee in the House, chaired by Representative Otis Pike of New York.

Today, the impact of both committees can be found in the accountability, efficiency, and cohesion of the American Intelligence Community.

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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.