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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2021 NCF General Membership Meeting (GMM)

Thursday, October 14, 2021
9:00 am11:00 am
Virtual Event to be held via Zoom


As a result of the ongoing COVID situation, we have lower than expected in-person attendance for the GMM. As a result, we have decided to move to an all virtual event as we cannot justify the cost and the logistics required to both livestream and hold the in-person event. The program will only feature the meeting portion of our agenda - i.e. updates about the Foundation and Museum. We have invited our keynote speaker to come to an in-person event in the future so that he can engage with the audience. Please see the REVISED program agenda noted below.

The 2021 NCF General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium will take place on Thursday, 14 October via Zoom from 9-11am EDT.

Registration: Please Click Here or use the link below to register. We welcome you to renew your membership at this time by choosing the registration option that includes donation or membership purchase. Your Zoom login details will be included in your registration confirmation email. The program will also be recorded and made available via our website.

2021 - Revised Agenda * This agenda is subject to change. The 2021 GMM-Annual Symposium will be shorter than previous years.

0900 - 0915 - Memorial Tributes by National Cryptologic Foundation President & CEO, Ms. Laura Nelson

0915 - 0935 - Opening Remarks by National Security Agency, Director, Engagement and Policy Directorate, Ms. Natalie Laing

0935 - 0955 - National Cryptologic Museum Update by Director, National Cryptologic Museum, Dr. Vince Houghton

0955 - 1015 - National Cryptologic Foundation Update by Ms. Laura Nelson

1015 - 1045 - Cyber Center for Education and Innovation, Education Outreach by NCF Education Director, Mr. Mark Loepker

1045 - 1100 - Closing Remarks by Ms. Laura Nelson

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About Us

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.

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.

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.