Exhibit | Aug. 4, 2021


The Museum displays an example of modern encryption efforts in the Protecting America's Secrets gallery. The National Security Agency-developed Secure Mobile Environment Personal Encryption Device (SME-PED - pronounced SMEE-Ped) is a secure smart phone that provides secure, portable access to classified information systems enabling users to send and receive both classified and unclassified telephone calls and email. It also gives users access to browse the Internet or secure web networks that are classified SECRET. It all fits in the palm of your hand. Working under a National Security Agency contract, General Dynamics developed the SME-PED for use by top-level leaders in the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, State Department, and even state governors.