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Press Release | Dec. 11, 2006

NSA/CSS Inducts Five Pioneers into The National Cryptologic Museum's Hall of Honor

Five 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:

  • Brigadier General Bernard Ardisana, USAF, a pioneer in the development of rapid communications
  • Mr. Edward A. "Ted" Everett, an innovator who initiated the development of cryptologic language training and training aids
  • Mr. Cecil J. Phillips, a pioneer in machine applications to cryptanalsis and key in the VENONA breakthrough
  • Mr. James W. Pryde, famous Tuskegee Airman and telemetry analyst who helped develop aspects of Soviet studies
  • Mr. Thomas E. Tremain, expert in voice encryption systems whose work is used to this day

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.