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Oct. 26, 2022

Women Cryptologists of World War II Honored with USPS Forever Stamp

FORT MEADE, Md. — Seated under a tent outside the newly opened National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) on a crisp, autumn morning, GEN Paul M. Nakasone, Commander, USCYBERCOM, Director NSA/Chief, CSS, NSA leaders, United States Postal Service (USPS) officials, and other special guests gathered to honor the work of the Women Cryptologists of World War II at the first-day-of-issue ceremony for a Forever Stamp.

Oct. 7, 2022

NSA’s National Cryptologic Museum Celebrates Ribbon Cutting Ahead of Grand Opening

FORT MEADE, Md. — Under gray skies and spattering rain, officials joined National Security Agency (NSA) leadership Monday to cut the ribbon and officially unveil the newly renovated National Cryptologic Museum (NCM).

Sept. 28, 2022

NSA Announces Date of the National Cryptologic Museum Grand Opening

he National Security Agency (NSA) is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2022. As NSA’s principal gateway to the public, the newly renovated museum will provide a unique opportunity to engage with cryptologic history in fresh and innovative ways - transporting visitors on a journey from the ancient world to present day exploring the dynamic role of cryptology in shaping our history.

Aug. 17, 2022

National Cryptologic Museum Rediscovering Artifacts Hidden Away in NSA Warehouse

The machine is strikingly taller and wider than nearly all of the other National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) artifacts stored inside NSA’s 281,000-square-foot storage facility, which is located just a few miles from NSA headquarters.

July 21, 2022

National Cryptologic Museum Crypto Conversations: Jon Darby

From the Cold War to the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, the National Security Agency (NSA) has a lot of thrilling history to share — Hear from Jon Darby, Director of Operations, as he recounts stories from his nearly 40-year career at NSA.

May 25, 2022

NSA is heading in-person to RSAC 2022

The National Security Agency (NSA) is taking the show on the road, heading to the 2022 RSA Conference from June 6-10 in San Francisco, California.

April 29, 2022

National Cryptologic Museum Takes Part in Reagan Library's 'Secrets of WWII' Exhibit

Even though the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) is undergoing major renovations in preparation for its highly anticipated opening later this year, members of the public can still catch a glimpse of some of the museum’s most prized artifacts.

March 23, 2022

American Spy Machine From WWII Featured by National Cryptologic Museum Ahead of Reopening

Nicknamed American Dragon, the cryptologic device was constructed by the Signal Security Agency (SSA) in 1944 to assist the British Colossus — a set of computers created by British codebreakers largely to break the German’s Schlusselzusatz SZ-40 Cipher machine.

Oct. 12, 2021

Long lost and rare Italian cipher machine found

At the outbreak of WWII in 1939, Nazi Germany’s Enigma encryption machine stood as the state-of-the art method for sending and receiving secret messages. It wasn’t until 1940 that English mathematician Alan Turing, and the team at Bletchley Park, cracked the daily changes Berlin made to its cipher system, and helped the Allied powers win the war. While the Enigma stands out as the most famous of encryption machines, Italy, set out to develop a high-end machine to rival its war partner, Germany. In 1939 Italy’s government secretly tasked a little-known photogrammetric equipment company, Ottico Meccanica Italiana (OMI), to build a device capable of rivaling its more famous cousin. Founded in 1926, OMI’s tools were used to create precision topographical maps and surveys using stereoscopic aerial photography. The technical expertise made OMI a natural fit for the job. The end result was OMI’s first cipher machine known as the Cryptograph Alpha.

April 12, 2021

National Cryptologic Museum: A Reimagined Experience of Cryptologic History

The National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) is working on overdrive creating a reimagined experience of cryptologic history for first-time and repeat visitors alike.