Speed Mentoring

Each spring INSA’s Intelligence Champions Council hosts a professional development event for individuals serving in or pursuing careers related to intelligence, national security, or homeland security.

The INSA Speed Mentoring Event provides opportunities for formal and informal discussion with senior leaders from government, industry, and academia. In a small-group setting, mentors discuss their unique careers paths, share advice, and address mentees’ questions. Mentees include undergraduate and graduate students seeking to understand how to break into the intelligence field, early and mid-career professionals seeking a career change, and other intelligence professionals interested in building connections across the community.


INSA member Mary Quinn, a former Defense Department senior executive, speaks with mentees.

NSA's John Keefe speakers with mentees at the 2017 event.

Speed Mentors

INSA has been fortunate to have senior executives and officers from the following organizations serve as mentors:

  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of the Treasury
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • National Reconnaissance Office
  • National Security Agency
  • Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Private Sector
  • Amazon Web Services
  • AT&T
  • CACI
  • CSRA
  • Deloitte
  • Haystax Technology
  • Noblis NSP
  • PwC
  • RAND Corporation 
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Vencore

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