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Press Release | Dec. 2, 2009

NSA/CSS Inducts Four Pioneers into the National Cryptologic Museum's Hall of Honor

Four pioneers of American cryptology were inducted into the NSA/CSS Hall of Honor today at the National Cryptologic Museum. In his keynote remarks during the induction ceremony, John C. Inglis, Deputy Director, National Security Agency, highlighted the distinguished achievements of each of the inductees:

  • Mr. Richard A. Day, Jr.: a pioneer and architect whose foresight led to CRITICOM, Time Division Mutliplex, and the use of fiber optic technology, making NSA the first government organization to engineer and implement fiber-optic communications worldwide.
  • Ms. Minnie M. Kenny: introduced new education and career enhancing programs for all NSA employees by expanding partnerships with institutions of higher learning, military academies, and foreign language training schools
  • Maj Gen Doyle E. Larson, USAF: significantly increased the Air Force's role in Command, Control, and Communications Countermeasures; he served as the first commander of the Electronic Security Command, established the Joint Electronic Warfare Center, and saved countless American lives by helping to devise the TEABALL system.
  • Mr. Arthur J. Levenson: known for his ground-breaking accomplishments in cryptanalysis, introducing professional computer management structure professionals from the private workforce, and bringing NSA into the modern machine era.

The Hall of Honor, created in 1999, pays tribute to the pioneers and heroes who have made significant and enduring contributions to American cryptology. For more information on the NSA/CSS Hall of Honor or the National Cryptologic Museum, visit the NSA Homepage at

The National Cryptologic Museum is located at the intersection of Maryland Route 32 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (I-295), adjacent to the headquarters of the National Security Agency. Hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays), and 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. Admission is free.