Intelligence and National Security Foundation
Who we are
The Intelligence and National Security Foundation (INSF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing contemporary intelligence and national security challenges, facilitating public discourse on the role and value of intelligence for our nation's security, and advancing the intelligence field as a career choice.Meet the Board of Trustees
Season Two of INSF's Future of the IC Workforce Multimedia Series
Back for a second season, INSF has partnered with ClearanceJobs.com and Avantus Federal on a series of programs focused on remote work trends. Through a combination of videos, podcasts, and white papers, The Future of the IC Workforce will focus on Open Source Intelligence, Trust in the IC, and Mission Integration.
Episode Two, "Trusting the IC"
This July 12 webinar addressed how intelligence consumers—U.S. policymakers, senior executive branch officials, and other government agencies—can trust that the intelligence they are receiving is nonpartisan and accurate.
- Kelly Arena, Chief of Strategic Communications, NSA
- Neil Wiley, Former Principal Executive, ODNI
- Lindy Kyzer, Director of Content, ClearanceJobs (moderator)
Supporting Partner: Underwritten By:
New Endowment Honors IC Trailblazer Tish Long!
The Letitia A. Long Endowed Intelligence Award and "Investing in the Future IC Workforce" Scholarships support talented, mission-driven undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies related to a career in the United States intelligence and national security communities.
Make a Donation!
Donations to support INSF's scholarships can be made via check, PayPal, or Venmo. Mail-In Checks: Intelligence and National Security Foundation 4301 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 910, Arlington, VA 22203 Please note that the check is for the scholarship fund PayPal & Venmo: @INSFScholarship
INSA365: Discover Career Opportunities in the IC
This TV news-styled broadcast, titled INSA365, provides an inside look into how intelligence and national security professionals got their start in supporting the private sector. At the end, stick around for an interview focused on turning an internship into a full-time job offer. Even kickstart your own career—the video’s landing page offers you the opportunity to submit your information directly to the recruiting team at General Dynamics Information Technology.
Watch the Trailer
Get to Know #yourIC!
The diversity of the people who make up the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) is inspiring and the career paths within it are endless. Learn more about them on our #yourIC page.
Senior Vice President, Cyber & Intelligence,
Read Veronica's Story!
Senior Vice President,
Booz Allen Hamilton
Read Melissa's Story!
VP Operations/Program Manager
Diversity with Inclusion
A diverse, skilled workforce, one with varied perspectives, backgrounds and cognitive styles, is a vital national security interest. INSF puts a high priority on ensuring development and advancement opportunities exist for all professionals committed to the mission. From podcasts to programming, INSF seeks to build a talent pipeline that brings a rich array of perspectives to our community, ensuring we meet today's—and tomorrow’s—challenges.
Diversity in National Security: Critical to Securing Our Mission at Home and Abroad
In celebration of Black History Month, INSF and Cornerstone hosted a conversation on the importance of diversity and inclusion within the national security arena. The program began with keynote remarks from Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), followed by a roundtable discussion with
- Rita Sampson, Former Chief of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity, ODNI
- Wyndee Parker, National Security Advisor for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
- George MacArthur, Vice President and Portfolio Manager, ManTech
- Lodriguez Murry, Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs, United Negro College Fund
- Charles Carithers, Government Affairs Principal, Cornerstone (moderator)
Strengthening the Public's Understanding of the IC
INSF has partnered with the Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences at Mercyhurst University, to help create the first Intelligence Community Hall of Fame, which will be housed on the university's campus in Erie, PA. This institution will bring to life the stories of intelligence trailblazers whose leadership, selfless service, and love of country ensured the protection of our nation and the liberties we all enjoy. In addition, it will illustrate to our future IC workforce—such as the students in Mercyhurst’s intelligence programs—the multitude of career opportunities available across the community; the importance of service to a cause bigger than one’s self; and the value of a life of integrity and purpose.
Advancing Research and Discussion of top National Security Issues
8(a) National Security Showcase
Held in June 2021, this first-time INSA event offered 24 8(a) businesses the opportunity to market their technology and service innovations with national security applications to procurement representatives, venture capitalists, S&T leaders, and small business specialists from across the IC.
In 2022, this program was expanded to include an even greater number of disadvantaged small businesses. Stay tuned! Details on the June 14-16 event will be announced soon!
From 2010-2020, the Innovators’ Showcase provided the opportunity to academia and the private sector to present independent research and development initiatives with national security applications to key S&T and procurement officials from across DOD and the IC. Held in partnership with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Showcase fosters dialogue between government and outside organizations regarding technical challenges and solutions.
2022 Board of Trustees
Letitia A. Long
Suzanne Wilson Heckenberg
The Honorable James Clapper
Debra Del Vecchio
Director, Innovation Solutions,
Applied Research Lab, Penn State
MG Barb Fast
Chief Strategy Officer, Torch.AI
SVP and Mission Technology Strategist,
What we do
The Foundation supports programs and resources that:
- Educate the public on the value of the Intelligence Community;
- Advance key intelligence and national security research; and
- Support a diverse, skilled, passionate pipeline of talent into the community