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Press Release | May 6, 2024

NSA Partners with National Cryptologic Foundation on new Engagement and Education Center

FORT MEADE, Md. – The National Security Agency (NSA) announced plans to partner with the National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) to establish a new engagement and education facility on the site of the existing National Cryptologic Museum in Annapolis Junction.
The new Cryptologic Engagement and Education Center (CEEC) will broaden the Agency’s community reach with venues for public engagements, training facilities, and a modern building for the National Cryptologic Museum. The NCF procured an architectural design and exhibit plans for the future museum space, and gifted the material to NSA in October 2022.
NSA credits the National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) for their initial vision for the Center, and intends to incorporate many of the architectural elements contained in NCF’s original design into the military construction project.  Funding is projected for FY2027, with an estimated operational date in 2031.
“The facility will enhance the NSA/NCF partnership and collective strategy to educate, engage, and commemorate,” said Gen. Timothy D. Haugh, Director, NSA. “NSA’s partnerships make us stronger, and NCF’s contribution to this project is a shining example.”
The NSA – NCF partnership dates back to 1996 and focuses on three areas: 1) advancing cybersecurity education to increase participation in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs to meet the nation-wide demand for STEM expertise; 2) convening the public-private sector to stimulate robust discussions and collaboration on national security and cybersecurity issues, and 3) promoting cryptologic contributions that protects national security, celebrate all who have "served in silence" in service to our nation, and supporting the NCM mission.  The NCF was founded as a 501 c(3) not for profit with a mission to influence the cryptologic future to benefit the nation.  

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