The making and breaking of codes and ciphers is a profession that demands intellect, patience and imagination, while providing little recognition beyond the confines of the cryptologic community. That is why we participate in NSA's efforts to bring honor to those whose contributions to this discipline have been significant.
Members of the Foundation and its Officers and Board of Directors are well qualified to assess such contributions to cryptology, since they have long-term, intimate knowledge of the events and the people who have played significant roles in these events.
The Foundation makes nominations to the NSA Center for Cryptologic History of candidates for induction into the Cryptologic Hall of Honor, exhibited in the museum. The Hall of Honor was created in 1998 and pays tribute to Americans and others who have given especially distinguished service to the United States in cryptology and its related fields. The process is open to all individuals, military and civilian.
The Foundation invites your nominations for the NSA/CSS Cryptologic Hall of Honor for 2013.
The nominee must have made significant contributions to the security of the United States in the field of cryptology either by one important achievement or contributions over a career. The nominee must be retired from active duty for a minimum of 10 years. The justification should be substantive and well written. You are encouraged to consult with others who worked closely with the nominee for input. Please review the HOH Selection Guidelines and the careers of previous inductees. Mail your nominations to NCMF, POB 1682, Ft. Meade, MD 20755 or send via E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 15 February, 2013.
You can submit a nominee at any time during the year and they will be considered during the next cycle. Go to HoH Selection Guidelines to read and/or print the NSA guidelines for the HoH process
Four pioneers of American cryptology were inducted into the NSA/CSS Hall of Honor on September 13, 2012 at the National Cryptologic Museum. Inducted were: Miss Ann Caracristi, Mr. Robert Drake, Mr. Ronald Hunt and Ms Juliana Mickwitz (Mr. Glen Nordin will accept for Ms. Mickwitz). A reception was held following the ceremony.
For more information on the contributions of these individuals or to see those inducted in prior years, click here to visit the NSA/CSS Cryptologic Hall of Honor.
- Last Updated - 5/20/2013
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