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!

Careers in the IC: Information Session for Neurodivergent Individuals

Jun 12, 2024, 11:50 AM by Peggy O'Connor

Learn about intelligence and national security career paths for neurodiverse individuals!

Register Now!

The INSA Foundation and National Security Neurodiversity Network are hosting a Neurodiversity Career Information & Networking event on June 17 from 4:00-5:30 pm in Tysons Corner, VA.

Hear from public and private sector organizations about the various career opportunities for neurodiverse individuals in the national security sector. 

Presenting organizations:

  • CIA
  • Enabled Intelligence
  • LMI
  • Melwood 

There will be ample time for questions and networking following the presentations. Questions? Contact Lauren Bacon Smith at Lauren@enabledintelligence.net 

Program Agenda


Monday, June 17 | 4:00-5:30 pm

7940 Jones Branch Drive
Tysons, VA 22102

4:00-4:45 pm: Welcome Remarks & Company Overviews
4:45-5:30 pm: Q&A and Networking

Business Casual

Please note:
Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All attendees must have a valid photo ID.



2024 Future of the IC Workforce Multimedia Series 

INSF and ClearanceJobs.com will deliver a series of virtual programs focused on key issues and priority areas impacting the future of the national security workforce. More details coming soon !

Revisit the 2023 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!
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Supporting a Diverse, Talented Mission-Driven Workforce! 

INSF in partnership with CGI, Dyslexic Edge, Enabled Intelligence, Melwood, MITRE, and Social Grace has established 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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