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May 6, 2024

NSA Partners with National Cryptologic Foundation on new Engagement and Education Center

FORT MEADE, Md. – The National Security Agency (NSA) announced plans to partner with the National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) to establish a new engagement and education facility on the site of the existing National Cryptologic Museum in Annapolis Junction.

March 28, 2024

National Cryptologic Museum Hosts: A Conversation with Merryl Goldberg Ph.D.

The National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) welcomes Dr. Merryl Goldberg, Professor in the School of Arts at California State University San Marcos. Dr. Goldberg will discuss her journey through Moscow in the 1980's, her battle of wits with the KGB, and the cipher system she developed using coded music sheets. During the discussion Dr. Goldberg will play cryptographic tunes as a live demonstration of the coded music sheets.

March 22, 2024

Minnie Kenny Remembered During Event at National Cryptologic Museum

The life and legacy of one of the National Security Agency's (NSA) Hall of Honor cryptanalysts was recently recognized at the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM). Nearly 70 current and former NSA employees along with NSA organizers, gathered for an afternoon of reflection and fellowship to honor cryptologic giant, Minnie Kenny.

March 12, 2024

Scouts Honored at National Cryptologic Museum's Annual Scout Day

“Best day of my life!” One Scout exclaimed as he left the National Cryptologic Museum’s (NCM) annual event on Saturday March 2nd, 2024. Rain couldn’t damper things for the scouts and their families. The event drew a near record number of attendees with more than 650 people coming through the doors of the NCM in just six hours.

Jan. 4, 2024

Five Cryptologic Giants to be Inducted into NSA's Cryptologic Hall of Honor

The National Security Agency's (NSA) Center for Cryptologic History is pleased to announce the 2023 induction of five major cryptologic figures into the Cryptologic Hall of Honor.

Nov. 14, 2023

NCM to Partner with Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Following a celebration with the Navajo Nation to honor the Navajo code talkers, high above the clouds on the return flight from Arizona to Washington, D.C., Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security Ronald Moultrie and National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) Director Vince Houghton huddled at the rear of the plane, brainstorming ideas to keep the momentum going. 

Sept. 26, 2023

President Obama’s NSA-Modified Cell Phones on Display at the National Cryptologic Museum

When an NSA employee approached National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) Director Vince Houghton asking if he wanted “the Obama phones,” he didn’t hesitate to acquire the cryptologic gems for display at the museum.

Aug. 4, 2023

National Cryptologic Museum Exhibit Features Early Atomic Age, Oppenheimer Letter

Almost eighty years later, visitors to the National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) in Annapolis Junction, Maryland, can view artifacts from the early Atomic Age, including rubble from Hiroshima, a piece of the first-ever nuclear reactor, and more.

Feb. 14, 2023

Sealed With a Kiss: National Cryptologic Museum Explores Encrypted Love Letters of WWII

 The poignant letter contains a cipher and secret code, and is on display at the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) until March 31, 2023 as part of its newest exhibit: "Sweetheart Codes."

Feb. 7, 2023

National Cryptologic Museum unveils temporary Valentine’s Day exhibit

The National Cryptologic Museum is pleased to offer this Valentine’s Day salute - Sweetheart Codes – featuring historic coded love letters from WWII. The program will run from February 7 to March 31, 2023. Come visit us to get an inside glimpse of the Greatest Generation’s encoded letters of love.