National Cryptologic Foundation
The National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) strives to heighten public awareness of the cryptologic and cyber professions while honoring the people— past, present, and future—whose contributions to our national security protect and make possible our way of life.
Our guiding principles are to:
- Educate the public and inspire our nation’s K-12 students to explore cryptology, cyber and other STEM fields of study;
- Stimulate robust dialogue and engagement with the American public on issues of cyber policy, technology, and privacy;
- Commemorate all “those who serve in silence” in the cryptologic mission with valor and distinction, and whose contributions help enhance and preserve our way of life.
The NCF continues its campaign to build the Cyber Center for Education & Innovation, a public–private partnership between the NCF and National Security Agency.
The foundation was established in 1996 as the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF) to support the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM). The foundation has recently modified its name but our support of the museum remains a vital part of our mission, especially as we expand our partnership with the National Security Agency.