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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Polish mathematicians & code breakers made the first breakthroughs against Nazi Germany's Enigma code.......

The Woman All Spies Fear

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
1:00 pm1:40 pm
Nepris Online Classroom

Amy Butler Greenfield will discuss her new teen and young adult nonfiction book: "The Woman All Spies Fear," to share information about code breaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman and her hidden life. This presentation will give students insight into the history of code breaking and help them think about what lessons they can take away into potential careers in cybersecurity.

Key Questions
* Who was Elizebeth Smith Freidman?
* How did she become a code breaker?
* What did Elizebeth contribute to the war effort?
* What lessons can students take away as they consider potential career opportunities?

Expected Outcomes
Students will explore the role women have played as code breakers, and consider their own potential futures in cybersecurity.

Visit the link below for the Nepris course page and to register to attend the live CyberChat. If you cannot attend, stay tuned for a link to the recording.

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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.