• EDUCATE
    EDUCATE

    ...our citizens to be cyber smart, and develop pathways for the future cyber workforce.

  • ENGAGE
    ENGAGE

    ...and convene partners to address emerging cyber and cryptologic issues.

  • COMMEMORATE
    COMMEMORATE

    ...our cryptologic history & those who served within the cryptologic community.

THE NCF VISION

Advance the nation’s interest in cyber and cryptology through leadership, education, and partnerships.

1940: Army & Navy Joint Exploitation of PURPLE

Sunday, September 11, 2022

11 September 1940: The U.S. Army and Navy signed an agreement on joint exploitation of Japanese PURPLE machines.

Read more about the "Magic of PURPLE" exhibit at the NCM via the link below.

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About Us

The NCF's Vision is to advance the nation’s interest in cyber and cryptology through leadership, education, and partnerships.

The NCF Mission: Strengthen trust in the digital ecosystem to ensure democracy and freedom in the following ways:

Educate:  We educate and engage our citizens to be cyber smart individuals, and we develop pathways for our future cyber and cryptologic workforce.

Engage:  We engage and convene partners to address emerging cyber and cryptologic issues.

Commemorate:  We commemorate our cryptologic history and those who served within the cryptologic community.

The Foundation provides exceptional cryptologic programs, encourages young minds to learn about cryptology and to explore cyber-related career opportunities, hosts educational, cryptology-related exhibits at various community events, and honors the people— past and present—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 has acquired rare and invaluable artifacts for the Museum and helps to support new educational and interactive exhibits.

The NCF is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Learn more about our MISSION, VISION, and VALUES.