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Dec. 15, 2020

Minnie McNeal Kenny

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

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.

March 20, 2020

The Legacy of Women in American Cryptology: Part 3

As NSA continues to celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re pleased to share the third part in our series highlighting influential women in cryptology with five more groundbreaking pioneers in the field.

March 13, 2020

The Legacy of Women in American Cryptology: Part 2

As NSA continues to celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re pleased to share the second part in our series highlighting influential women in cryptology with five more groundbreaking pioneers in the field.

March 6, 2020

The Legacy of Women in American Cryptology: Part 1

As the National Security Agency (NSA) kicks off Women’s History Month, we celebrate the achievements of women who excelled in the field of cryptology and paved the way for the women of today.

Nov. 28, 2018

Hilda Faust Mathieu

Computer network pioneer Hilda Faust Mathieu was an early advocate recognizing network vulnerabilities and one of the driving forces developing security controls for network protection.

Sept. 7, 2018

Elizebeth S. Friedman

About Elizebeth S. Friedman, an American cryptologist and Hall of Honor inductee.

Sept. 7, 2018

Agnes Meyer Driscoll

About Agnes Meyer Driscoll, an American cryptologist and Hall of Honor inductee.

Sept. 6, 2018

Juanita Moody

About Juanita Moody, responsible for NSA's signals intelligence for the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Sept. 6, 2018

Dorothy T. Blum

About Dorothy T. Blum, a pioneer in the use of computers to process data.