The Museum's Information Assurance Gallery was updated in July 2015 and dedicated to NSA's Information Assurance mission. A special centerpiece of the updated gallery is a Magic Planet interactive education display, sponsored by the NCMF, that highlights the history of communications in a compelling, visual and interactive medium.
See the bottom of the page for a gallery of photos from the 2015 opening of the gallery.
Protecting U.S. communications and cyber systems is critical to protecting the nation and our service men and women overseas.
In July 2015, the National Cryptologic Museum opened an updated Information Assurance Gallery 3 to highlight the equipment and stories, past and present, that detail how NSA protects written, spoken, military, space, and cyber communications. The gallery also exhibits NSA's intelligence support to space and feature some of NSA's success stories in defending the Nation's communications security. A Magic Planet interactive display serves as a centerpiece for the gallery and highlights the history of communications.
See the official NSA press release about the opening of the new Gallery 3.
The NCMF has sponsored a Magic Planet interactive display for the exhibit. The Magic Planet is a large globe is programmed with information on the importance of cybersecurity and the history of communications. The Magic Planet sparks a visitor's imagination and helps people to understand information in a global context.
The display helps tell stories in a compelling and interactive way that people find very enjoyable. The Magic Planet is especially effective for educational tours and presentations and helps to grab and hold the attention of students of all ages.
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Many thanks to NCMF Member John Garcia for the photographs.
Awaiting the unveiling!
Guests eagerly awaited the unveiling of the Magic Planet interactive display, a center attraction of the newly updated Information Assurance Gallery that is sponsored by the Foundation.
Unveiling of Magic Planet at NCM
The Magic Planet at the NCM.
Learning about the new exhibit.
An introduction to the new educational tool
Guests interact with the Magic Planet
Executive Director Corin Stone
Executive Director Corin Stone explains how Gallery 3 demonstrates how NSA has continued the legacy of partnering with commercial interests to produce a wide range of military and civilian devices that have allowed policy makers and war fighters to communicate securely.
NCMF Vice President Orville Lewis
NCMF Vice President Orville Lewis reminded the audience that the new Gallery 3 is only a glimpse of what will be in the new museum that the Foundation is working to build.
Information Assurance Director Curtis Dukes
Information Assurance Director Curtis Dukes explained how the various devices on display in the new Gallery 3 show the vast improvements in "Protecting America's Secrets" in written, voice, space, and support to our military personnel in harm's way.
Associate Director of Strategic Communications Jonathan Freed
Associate Director for Strategic Communications Jonathan Freed expresses thanks to all those who worked to make Gallery 3 a state-of-the-art facility that will enable the museum to better tell the information assurance story.
Guest speakers talked about the importance of the new Gallery.
More in Gallery 3
Guests explore the updated Information Assurance Gallery.