About the Foundation
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.
The Foundation offers scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students. develops programming focused on intelligence and national security workforce trends, and supports efforts to attract, retain, and advance a talented, multicultural, mission-driven workforce that reflects the nation it serves.
The Foundation's work is made possible by generous contributions from individuals and organizations across the IC.
Latest Foundation News!
New INSF and ClearanceJobs Paper: (Uncleared) and Confused
The result of a comprehensive survey of young professionals, age 18 to 30, the paper finds that while conventions around marijuana use may have shifted, federal laws have not kept pace. This makes ongoing drug use an issue for security clearance applicants. And, according to the report, "that leaves many wondering if the path to a national security career is going up in smoke for an increasing number of applicants."
New INSF Scholarship to Support Neurodiverse Students Seeking Careers in Intelligence & National Security
The Intelligence and National Security Foundation (INSF) today announced the creation of a new scholarship aimed at supporting neurodiverse students pursuing college degrees in an intelligence and national security-focused field of study.
INSF Position Paper: Future of the IC Workforce
In December 2022, the Intelligence and National Security Foundation (INSF), with support from Avantus Federal, hosted a three-part multimedia series examining the Future of the IC Workforce. The series examined key issues facing the intelligence community workforce and provided recommendations to ensure the IC is prepared to meet future challenges and opportunities.
2023 Future of the IC Workforce Multimedia Series
Back for a third season, INSF is partnering with ClearanceJobs.com and QinetiQ on a series of programs focused on Information Advantage. More details coming soon !
Revisit the 2022 series.
The Future IC Workforce!
INSA Foundation Scholarship Recipients
INSA scholarship recipients have demonstrated academic success, community engagement, and unwavering multidimensional excellence in the face of academic and personal challenges. We are honored to help these students take the next steps towards purposeful careers in the intelligence and national security community.
Learn more about the Scholarship Program!
Supporting a Diverse, Talented Mission-Driven Workforce!
INSF is partnership with Dyslexic Edge, Enabled Intelligence, MITRE, and Social Grace have launched the National Security Neurodiversity Network.
This collegial working group is focused on advancing meaningful career opportunities for neurodiverse individuals within the intelligence and national security community.
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