New Paper Offers Recommendations to Reimagine SCIF Life
September 25, 2023
In a September 2023 white paper, INSA's Intelligence Champions Council provides recommendations for both government and industry employers on ways to improve the physical and cultural environments for the IC's cleared workforce.
Applications Now open for 2024 Charlie Allen Achievement Awards
August 24, 2023
The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) is now accepting nominations for the 2024 INSA Charlie Allen Achievement Awards. Now in its 14th year, these awards recognize outstanding early- to mid-career professionals from the intelligence, homeland, and national security communities, as well as a senior leader who inspires their success.
Call for INSA BoD Nominations
August 22, 2023
Nominations are now open to serve on the 2024-2026 INSA Board of Directors. We are seeking executives who are members in good standing (organizational member companies at the Small Business, Academia, Gold, Platinum, or President's Circle levels, or willing to upgrade to those levels) with the requisite dedication, experience, and industry knowledge needed to serve in these senior volunteer leadership positions.
2023 INSF Scholarship Recipients
August 01, 2023
The Intelligence and National Security Foundation (INSF), the philanthropic arm of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2023 scholarship program. "Each year we are impressed by our scholarship recipients level of professionalism, both at internships and in their academic accomplishments," said INSA Foundation President Suzanne Wilson Heckenberg. "This year is no exception. We are proud to support these talented students and future leaders of our community.”
New INSF Scholarship Honors IC Trailblazer LtGen Vincent R. Stewart
July 12, 2023
“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.”
Jack Teixeira: What Went Wrong
May 30, 2023
The continuing review of this case leads to questions that intelligence community security officials, commanders, managers, and human resources stakeholders should further examine in the search for policy reforms and strategies to improve insider risk management effectiveness.
New INSF and ClearanceJobs Paper: (Uncleared) and Confused
April 20, 2023
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."
Bishop Garrison joins INSA as Vice President for Policy
April 05, 2023
INSA has announced that Bishop Garrison has joined the association as Vice President for Policy. In this capacity, he will be responsible for leading INSA's councils, task forces, and other member-driven groups that deliver thought leadership and collaborative, public-private solutions to national security challenges.
Managing Insider Risk During M&As
April 03, 2023
In an April 2023 white paper, INSA argues that despite potential catastrophic consequences, many corporations do not prioritize personnel risk indicators or insider risk practices during the Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) process.
Industry Contributions to Offensive Cyber Operations
March 28, 2023
Industry Contributions to U.S. Government Offensive Cyber Operations outlines the importance of public/private collaboration in cybersecurity, particularly with respect to how commercial sector expertise can support U.S. government operations.