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 

Meet the Board of Trustees

Future of the IC Workforce

Just Announced!
Episode 2 | Adapting the IC Workforce: Recruiting, Retaining, Training, and Re-Skilling

Kin Moy, Acting Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research
Trey Treadwell, Assistant Director of National Intelligence; IC Chief Financial Officer

Lindy Kyzer, Senior Editor,

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Watch Previous Episodes:
Episode 1 | Risks and Benefits of Remote Work 

INSF has partnered with 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.

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INSA365: Discover Career Opportunities in the IC

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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.


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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.

Niloo Norton
Senior Modern Workplace Specialist
National Intelligence Division
Read Niloo's Story!

Stephen Gillotte
CEO & President
Reinventing Geospatial, Inc.

Read Stephen's Story!

Wyetta Morrow
Human Resources
Raytheon Technologies
Read Wyetta's Story!

Kyle Rice
Chief Technology Officer,
SAP National Security Services

Read Kyle's Story!

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. On Friday, February 26 some of our nation's top national security officials and proponents of equity joined together for a panel discussion. The program began with keynote remarks from Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), followed by a roundtable discussion with 

  • Rita Sampson, 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)
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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.

Media Coverage

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. 

Innovators' Showcase

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.

2020 Innovators Showcase Honorees

Board of Trustees

Letitia A. Long
Suzanne Wilson Heckenberg
Chuck Alsup 
Senior Advisor
Robert Griffin
Managing Partner, DVI Equity Partners
Jose Jimenez
President/CEO, The Carib Group
Michael Johnson
Principal, Enterprise Cyber Risk Management, Capital One
Kathy Pherson
CEO, Pherson Associates, LLC
Matt Scott
Co-founder & President, MissionTech Solutions,
an Avantus Federal company
Peter Seegers
Ernst & Young, LLP

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