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!
Gaining Information Advantage is focus of New INSF White Paper
The paper summarizes the year-long effort, which brought together senior leaders from government and industry to discuss the intelligence community's ability to gain information advantage through its workforce, alliances and partnerships, and tradecraft and data.
New INSF Scholarship Honors IC Trailblazer LtGen Vincent R. Stewart
“Vince Stewart was a workforce champion,” said Suzanne Wilson Heckenberg, President, INSA/INSF. “He mentored emerging leaders in the Marines and across the IC, challenging them to take on responsibilities and grow in their careers. In addition, he was an outstanding ally and sponsor who ensured promotion boards and senior leadership were aware of the breadth of talent across their ranks. We are thrilled to honor his legacy through this annual award.”
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."
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 !
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.
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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