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Dec. 15, 2020

Lester K. Myers

About Lester K. Myers, former NSA Senior Language Analyst, mentor, and 2020 Hall of Honor inductee.

Dec. 15, 2020

Dr. Whitfield Diffie

About Dr. Whitfield Diffie, computer security pioneer and 2020 Hall of Honor inductee.

Dec. 15, 2020

Barbara A. McNamara

About Barbara A. McNamara, former NSA Executive Assistant to the Director, former NSA representative to the Department of Defense, former Deputy Director NSA, and 2020 Hall of Honor inductee.

Dec. 15, 2020

Dr. David Kahn

About Dr. David Kahn, Journalist, Author, former NSA Scholar-in-Residence, and 2020 Hall of Honor inductee.

Dec. 15, 2020

George R. Cotter

About George R. Cotter, former NSA Chief of Staff, NSA Chief Scientist, and 2020 Hall of Honor inductee.

Dec. 15, 2020

Minnie McNeal Kenny

The NSA career of Minnie McNeal Kenny, Hall of Honor and African American Honoree.

Oct. 16, 2020

Five cryptologic giants inducted into the NSA/CSS Cryptologic Hall of Honor

Press release describing induction of five new cryptologic figures into the Cryptologic Hall of Honor at the National Security Agency, on Oct. 16, 2020.

Aug. 4, 2020

Pioneering Codebreaker Elizebeth Friedman Honored by U.S. Coast Guard

Elizebeth Friedman, an original member of the NSA/CSS Cryptologic Hall of Honor and known as one of America’s first female cryptanalysts, is being honored by the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard last week announced the 11th ship in its new Legend-Class National Security Cutter (NSC) program will be named in honor of Ms. Friedman, who worked with the Coast Guard during prohibition and became a crucial part of the effort to enforce the ban on liquor.

Nov. 12, 2019

Edward M. Drake

Edward M. Drake was the principal architect of Canadian SIGINT in war and peacetime. His wartime leadership was a vital factor in victory over the Axis in World War II. As director of Canada's first permanent cryptologic agency, he spearheaded crucial intelligence programs against Soviet threats.

Nov. 12, 2019

Chief Harry Kidder, USN

Chief Radioman Harry Kidder, USN – In the 1920s, he recognized the importance of intelligence about Japan and conducted intercept as a voluntary extra duty. His efforts helped convince senior Navy officers to establish intercept sites around the Pacific. Kidder designed and taught a course on intercept and traffic analysis for select groups of radiomen. They became the nucleus of Navy intercept in World War II.