STG, Inc. Contributes to Intelligence Community's First Public Museum
NSA Cryptologic Archive Honors Nation's Silent Heroes
Baltimore, Md.—STG, Inc. has donated $10,000 to the Building Fund of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, which will help fund the museum's new building and further the work of this historic archive. The donation was accepted by Lt. Gen. Lincoln D. Faurer (USAF, Ret.), chairman of the New Museum Task Group and a member of the Board of Directors, and Mr. Eugene J. Becker, the Foundation vice president.
The National Cryptologic Museum, which includes important examples of U.S. surveillance aircraft at “Vigilance Park,” is located at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. In December 1993, legendary cryptologists Lambros Callimahos and William F. Friedman started the museum with a small collection. The museum now contains thousands of artifacts and boasts 50,000 visitors annually.
STG is one of the first patrons to support the new building fund. STG’s Senior Director, Michael Makfinsky, a former Navy Cryptologist, has also donated Cold War artifacts that will be on display at the VENONA exhibit, where successes related to the decrypting and deciphering of Soviet diplomatic communications are documented. These successes in some cases led to arrests for espionage against the United States.
“Having worked with NSA for more than 40 years, I have a deep appreciation for the work represented by the displays at the Cryptologic Museum,” said Larry Moberley, STG’s vice president of Language Services. “The rich history of our nation’s silent heroes is a fascinating story that is brought to life through the exhibits.”
The museum depicts how cryptologists have been involved throughout the history of our nation, working behind the scenes to support the efforts of our servicemen and women—some of whom gave their own lives. Cryptology has exploded into mainstream media due to the popularity of movies such as “The Da Vinci Code” and “National Treasure,” bringing to light once again this obscure and secretive science.
“STG appreciates the important role of cryptology and communications security in our nation’s history,” said STG president and CEO Simon Lee. “Cryptology will play an increasingly vital role in ensuring our inalienable rights and freedoms, and I am firmly committed to supporting the future of the science and the people behind it. It is an honor to be able to contribute to the museum in support of its mission.”
About the National Cryptologic Museum
The National Cryptologic Museum, open to the public since 1993, serves as the Agency’s principal gateway to the public. It hosts approximately 50,000 visitors from around the world each year, and has been featured in local, national and international TV and print media. Adjacent to NSA/CSS headquarters and the National Vigilance Park, the museum provides the perfect setting for a glimpse into the secret world of codes and ciphers.
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