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.
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
New! Future of the IC Workforce
INSF has partnered with ClearanceJobs.com and Avantus Federal to produce a series of programs focused on remote work trends. Through a combination of videos, podcasts, and content development, The Future of the IC Workforce will bring senior IC and national security leaders together to examine how we can reimagine the traditional IC work model and use lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic to build and grow. Topics to be covered include workforce development to effective leadership and management strategies to technology and infrastructure needs.
Supporting Partner: Underwritten By:
Episode 1: Risks & Benefits of Remote Work
Harry Coker, Jr., former NSA Executive Director
Andy Maner, CEO, Avantus Federal
Lindy Kyzer, Senior Editor, ClearanceJobs.com
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.
CEO & President
Reinventing Geospatial, Inc.
Read Stephen's Story!
Read Wyetta's Story!
Chief Technology Officer,
SAP National Security Services
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.
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
New in 2021! Minority-Owned Business National Security Showcase
Planned to take place in May 2021, this first-time INSA event offers the opportunity for minority-owned businesses to market technology and service innovations with national security applications to procurement representatives, S&T leaders, and small business specialists from across 17 IC agencies and medium and large businesses.
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.