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Press Release | Oct. 25, 2007

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, Mr. John C. Inglis, Deputy Director, National Security Agency, highlighted the distinguished achievements of each of the inductees:

  • Mr. Jacob "Jack" Gurin, an innovative language officer, who helped prepare the Agency for modern language tasks and developed new ways to use language resources to solve older problems.
  • Dr. Robert J. Hermann, a technical expert and thinker about space systems who developed many of the technologies and techniques for the Cryptologic use of satellites.
  • Mr. Samuel S. Snyder, made significant contributions to the development of the modern computer, as we know it, as well as its specific application to cryptologic problems.
  • Mr. Milton Zaslow, developed information that predicted the Chinese intervention in the Korean War; as an executive, he discovered innovative management solutions to perplexing problems across several production groups.

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.