Tuesday morning, August 12th
CHES 2008 offers an excursion to the National Cryptologic Museum on Tuesday morning, August 12. Chartered buses will pick up the participants in groups of up to 57 people from the hotel at 8, 9, and 10 AM. The museum is located adjacent to the National Security Agency headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. After a one hour ride to the museum the groups will spend at least one hour in the museum. The museum collection contains thousands of artifacts including World War II German Enigma machines, a Japanese Jade machine, a Purple deciphering machine and a Cray Supercomputer just to name a few. A team of professional NSA guides, each responsible for one particular exhibit, will provide the historical background and an explanation of the operation of the displayed encryption devices and other artifacts. The buses will return with the groups in time for the afternoon sessions.
Participants not interested in the tour of the Cryptologic Museum can use the Tuesday morning for informal discussions, rest, or an individual tour of the International Spy Museum and/or Washington memorials and museums.