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Honoring Our 25th Anniversary

April 17, 2021 will mark the 25th Anniversary of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF). We plan to celebrate our full anniversary year - ending in April 2022.

As we finalize our schedule of events to help celebrate this milestone year, we invite you to please SHARE your thoughts & ideas with us, as well as your MEMORIES. Perhaps you have memories to share about your cryptologic career or would like to share about a Museum or Foundation-related experience. We want our community to be involved in this very special celebration.

We invite you to use the 25th Anniversary Comments Form below to submit any thoughts, ideas, memories, etc.

If appropriate, can we publish your name and comments on our website, in our e-newsletter, or on other materials related to our anniversary?


Honoring Our Past

Major General John E. Morrison, USAF (Ret)

Major General John E. Morrison, USAF (Ret), who had had a distinguished career in intelligence, with the endorsement of the then director of NSA, Lt. Gen. Ken Minihan, and assisted by others who shared his interests and operational experience, established the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, Inc. in April 1996, as a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. Its purpose was to support the museum’s mission of educating the public about cryptology, commemorating its mostly unsung military and civilian heroes, and stimulating the minds of generations to come about the wonders of cryptology.

Looking to the Future

The Foundation's mission and goals have grown over the years with an ever-expanding focus on Education - particularly cybersecurity education.

While the demand for highly educated and trained cybersecurity professionals is more than a half-million, the number of individuals ready to fill these positions is severely lacking. The Foundation provides unfettered outreach opportunities for learning and partnerships to advance cybersecurity education to prepare the next generation to succeed in the cyber workforce of tomorrow. Through NCMF programs and partnerships, the richness of our combined cybersecurity expertise engages, excites, and encourages the cybersecurity workforce of tomorrow.

The Cyber Center for Education & Innovation Facility

An important part of our future rests with the campaign to build the new Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) - Home of the National Cryptologic Museum. Although the facility has not yet been built, as noted above, our Education Program is in full swing - moving forward with a wide variety of initiatives. However, once built, the CCEI will provide classroom and conference spaces, a training center, a world class research and rare books library, and of course would be the new and upgraded home of the National Cryptologic Museum. It would also bring back the very popular Vigilance Park - Memorial Air Park.


Although the Foundation continues to grow & evolve, the three main tenets of our Mission remain intact:

Educate the public, especially the nation’s brightest young minds. As a nationally reputed provider of assured quality cyber education resources focused on K-20 cohorts, our efforts help reduce cyber workforce deficits and current skills shortfalls, thereby promoting cyber professions as a fulfilling career choice.

Stimulate public engagement by serving as a venue for robust proactive dialogue on issues of cyber policy, technology, and privacy. As a bridge between government and entrepreneurs, promote innovation to solve our cryptologic challenges. Finally, inspire young students to explore cryptology and other STEM fields of study.

Commemorate all “those who serve in silence” in the cryptologic mission with valor and distinction, and whose contributions help enhance and preserve our way of life.

Join or Renew a Membership

Anyone, anywhere can be a member of the NCMF.

Become A Founder

The Founders' Group spearheads the capital campaign to build the new Cyber Center for Education and Innovation - Home of the National Cryptologic Museum.

Donate to the CCEI-NCM

Be a part of the future - help us build the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation - Home of the National Cryptologic Museum.