INSF Position Paper: Future of the IC Workforce
December 12, 2022
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.
New Paper Examines Potential Implications of Insider Threat Program Names
September 29, 2022
In a September 2022 Intelligence Insights paper, “Insider Threat Program Naming Convention,” INSA argues that how an organization names its program influences personnel buy-in and program effectiveness.
New Paper Addresses InTP Effectiveness Metrics
September 27, 2022
In a Sept. 2022 white paper, INSA recommends that both businesses and government agencies re-examine the metrics of their insider threat programs in order to ensure their programs’ effectiveness and resiliency.
New Paper Addresses Recruiting and Clearing Personnel with Foreign Ties
July 28, 2022
New SPRC paper calls for the IC security apparatus to review its assumptions around clearing U.S. citizens with foreign ties in order to attract and retain a world class IC workforce.
New Paper Calls for Improving Security Clearance Mobility
June 02, 2022
Delays in processing the movement of cleared personnel from one government agency to another undermine the efficiency of more than 150,000 cleared contractors each year.
New Paper Addresses Bias and Insider Threat Programs
May 20, 2022
Developed by INSA’s Insider Threat Subcommittee, this paper identifies sources of potential bias that can be attributed to both people and technology. Through personal cognitive biases, whether implicit and unrecognized or overt, InT program staff can affect the objectivity of InT analyses.
Designating Space Systems as New U.S. Critical Infrastructure Sector
November 02, 2021
Finds that space systems have become vital to U.S. national and economic security even though space-related assets were not considered as one of 16 critical infrastructure sectors designated by the 2013 Presidential Policy Directive on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (PPD-21).
New Paper Calls for Changes to CUI Program
October 25, 2021
Developed by INSA’s Security Policy Reform Council, this paper captures industry perspectives on the CUI program’s uneven implementation. Notably, the paper finds that an explosion of CUI categories, overly complex protection and handling guidelines, and a lack of strong centralized management authority undermine the program’s effectiveness.
New InT Paper Calls for Greater Information Sharing
October 06, 2021
Notes that government and cleared industry are partners in ensuring the protection of the national security workforce. However, for cleared contractors to fully meet their security obligations and effectively implement mandatory insider threat training programs, they need...
New Paper Addresses Insider Threat and Remote Work
September 16, 2021
Finds the impact of the pandemic created both technical and psychological challenges for organizations that increased the risk of insider threats.