National Cryptologic Museum Law and Legal Definition

The National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) is a museum of cryptologic history that is associated with the National Security Agency (NSA). NCM serves as the principal gateway to the public. NCM is the first public museum within the U.S. Intelligence Community. NCM collection contains thousands of artifacts, working World War II German Enigma machines, a Navy bombe, an unclassified library of books, papers, and other materials relating to the history of cryptography and cryptology. NCM was opened to the public in December 1993 and it now hosts approximately 50,000 visitors annually from all over the country and all over the world.

NCM also provides tours for students of all ages so as to give them a chance to learn about cryptology's impact on history and the possibility of exciting jobs in an area they may not have thought possible.