NSA and the National Cryptologic Museum
Most people might not be aware of it, but there’s a National Cryptologic Museum at Ft. Meade, at NSA Headquarters. It’s hard to know its exact relationship with the NSA. Is it part of the NSA, or is it a separate organization? Can the NSA reclassify things in its archives? David Kahn has given his papers to the museum; is that a good idea?
A “Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between The National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation” was recently released. It’s pretty boring, really, but it sheds some light on the relationshp between the museum and the agency.