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Good news to report regarding state funding for the CCEI/NCM in this brief Project Update.

Learn how US Intelligence agencies are using their skills to monitor foreign countries to keep an accurate account of the spread of the coronavirus.

In need of some inspiration? We revisit cryptology-inspired artwork from SteAm Night 2019.

"NSOC at 50" Project Seeks YOUR Memories. Help complete the history of NSOC for the 50th Anniversary in 2022.

Laura Nelson reflects on her first year as the NCMF President & CEO, as well as looks ahead to what's in store for the organization in 2020.

In an effort to gain support for a requested $500K bond bill, NCMF staff members educated delegates and senators about the CCEI-NCM at the 12 February NCMF Advocacy Day event.

Major development of a Veteran's Memorial Park in Edgefield County, SC is rapidly progressing. Learn more about this park designed to honor all servicemen and women.

The U.S. recovered memorabilia belonging to Alan Turing that was stolen 30 years ago and is taking steps to return the items to England.

Navy cryptologists urge the U.S. Navy to name a destroyer after Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon Kent.

Inspired by a visit the National Cryptologic Museum, writer & photographer Jason Bowling explores how the SIGABA's encryption stayed secure as Enigma fell.

Plaza of memorial pavers surrounding an EC-47 replica Electric Good aircraft at Goodfellow AFB will honor veterans.

Ms. Jonna Mendez served as the CIA's Chief of Disguise for 27 years and now has "dropped her mask." She will be the guest speaker for the 19 Feb 2020 NCMF program, but until then - read more about her in this Wall Street Journal article.

In November 2019, CCEI representatives engaged attendees of the 2019 NICE K-12 Conference to promote the need for more cyber-related content in the K-12 classroom.

The Cybersecurity Curriculum Framework is an outline of what should be taught in a dedicated high school “Introduction to Cybersecurity” course. It is now available publicly online and the developers are seeking feedback from educators and cybersecurity professionals. Review the Framework now and provide your feedback in early 2020.

CCEI Hosts Online Chats to Highlight Key Cybersecurity Professions during National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week

On 4 November 2019, four cryptologic pioneers were inducted into the NSA/CSS Cryptologic Hall of Honor.

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, GCHQ honors linguists, including many women, who eavesdropped and decoded in secret locations.

Great news! One of our recent program speakers - "Code Girls" author Liza Mundy - has been selected as the NSA/CSS Scholar in Residence for 2020. Ms. Mundy joins the ranks of prior scholars such as Dr. David Kahn. Congratulations Ms. Mundy!

Everyone at the NCMF thanks Orville Lewis for his dedicated service to the NCMF & wishes him well in Florida!

The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation’s Cyber Center for Education and Innovation Announces Agreement with University of Maryland Global Campus and NSA’s National Cryptologic School to Increase Cyber Security Education for all Ages ~ September 2019

In the Spring 2019, CMSgt Al Gray was honored as an NCMF Benefactor for his contributions and support of the planned new National Cryptologic Museum.

Scouts at the 2019 World Jamboree are exploring the world of Cyber at the CCEI's interactive booth. From virtually visiting the NCM via the "Friedman" robot to solving puzzles in the Cyber Escape Room - the booth has been a big hit!

NCMF BoD member Elonka Dunin has been trying to crack the Kryptos Sculpture code for years. This special CNN video talks about Jim Sanborn's famous coded sculpture at the CIA and the people, such as Elonka Dunin, who are committed to solving it.

Thinkers and problem solvers are wanted for Series 2 of JHU-APL's CREATE Challenge. Check it out and Join today!

In May 2019, a special contingent of NSA and NCMF representatives visited 2018 Hall of Honor Inductee Dick Bernard in his home state to present him with his plaque and other items of gratitude for his invaluable contributions. Thank you to NSA for sharing photos of this special event.

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